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>> good morning, it is 6:00 a.m., saturday, december 31, new year's eve, gray is off, i'm alicia vitarelli. here's some of the stories we're following for you. breaking news this morning, a pennsylvania state trooper is dead after being shot and killed in the line of duty. we have details on what happened. security is extremely tight, as about 1 million people are expected to cram into new york's time square for the new year's festivities. now, a live look from automatic
handle, new zealand, where it just turned midnight, so it is official 2017 there. you see the celebration, including fireworks, new zealanders celebrating as other parts of the world will follow, goodbye 2016 and hello 2017. hello, chris sowers. >> reporter: happy new year. as he get you outside, it will be 45 to 47 degrees. not too shabby, and it will stay dry. new year's celebrations look good. as we go live from our city hall camera, the flags are still at it is chilly, we'll have to deal with cooler conditions. quakertown, 24 degrees, clear skies and calm winds. temperatures have dropped off pretty quickly out here. pottstown, 24. coatsville, 23. that's cold.
tannersville 24, center city, 31. chester showing 29. we have a lot of across delaware, as well. glassboro, 24, hammonton blue berry county, 27 degrees. satellite and radar, clear skies across the mid atlantic and the northeast, just a couple of clouds pushing through the great lake states. that's the way today will play out. mostly sunny skies to start, a few clouds building in the afternoon. 1:00 p.m., 42. 3:00 p.m., 45 and then by 5:00 p.m., 45 shooting for a high of 47. wile be back along in just a few minutes with the extend accuweather seven-day forecast. alicia. >> thank you, police and ground air search is happening right now in central pennsylvania where a state trooper was shot to death on the job. they are looking for this man, 32 jason robison. police say he opened fire on trooper atlantic don -- landon
weaver during a call for protection. robison may have a weapon and he may have died his hair purple, he is considered armed and dangerous. in new jersey, governor chris christie has ordered flags to fly at half staff today in honor of new jersey state police lieutenant william seeren who died on wednesday after a long battle in a malignant brain tumor he contracted while responding to the world trade center a attacks on september september 11. a wreck happened just past schoolhouse lane. the women were taken to
jefferson university hospital. lincoln drive is open in that area. security will be extremely tight in new york city in time square tonight where as many as a million people are expected to cram in and celebrate the new year. yesterday the crystal ball was getting ready for its close up, there it is. given a test run. organizers flipped the switch for a rehearsal yesterday. the waterford crystal ball has 32,000 crystal lights, it ascends to the top of the pole at one time square and back down again at midnight tonight. excitement is building for the new year's eve fireworks that will be set off over penns landing, happening at 6:00 p.m. and of course at midnight. several hotels like the hilton at penns landing are preparing for multiple new year's eve party tonight. franklin square if you have not seen it so far, the electrical
spectacle will be happening at one time tonight there's a family-friendly party from 3 to 8:00 p.m. square burger drops a square at 6:00 p.m. >> it's exciting for the kids to celebrate new year's. 6:00 p.m. is as close to midnight. we countdown, you would think it's midnight. >> you have a toddler, 6:00 p.m. is your midnight. meanwhile, markets and stores have staff working overtime. it's the second busiest day of the year as shoppers stock up on cheeses and sweet streets for their home parties. speaking of being at home, see the ball drop at time square live from the comfort of your couch. dick clark's rockin' new year's starts at 8:00 p.m. with ryan
sea crest. let's know what you're doing on new year's use the #6abc action. once 2016 arrives that means we begin the countdown to one of the most popular and storied events in philadelphia. the mummers parade. final preparations are being made right now to make sure the colorful costumes are just right for the strut down broad street. dann cuellar caught up with the mummers ahead of tomorrow's parade. >> reporter: even now two nights before the big parade they were working on last minute preparation also. >> the last few days are hectic, because of a lot of changes and a little confusion, but we're ready to go. >> of course there are all the collarful mummers suits that get more intricate every year. look at this.
fralenger string band know what it takes to win. all eyes on the south philly string band this year's grand prize winner. >> you know you have to top what you did last year. >> guys are working since september. >> reporter: that's a lot of pressure. >> there's a lot of great bands out there, and a lot of competition. >> reporter: for many this is a family tradition that stretches over several generations and they start to be involved at a young age like 6 adler -- 6-year-old roman. they spend hundreds of thousands on props an costumes and many hours for the parade. there's a special bond you build along the way. >> you can say what you want about the prize, but it's the friend you make it lasts a
lifetime. >> we're a tight in knit family pretty much. >> reporter: it's about the pride in what they do and the tradition of mummery and being the best in the business, happy new year are everybody. dann cuellar channel 6 "action news." >> happy new year, did you know this year would be longer than you thought. we'll explain how much longer and why, we always need extra time. we're following this massive blaze in queens, new york, tearing through a row of businesses leaving three firefighters hurt. plus, the flyers goalie injured details on steve mason's injury, chris. >> reporter: that's not good. we have windchills in the mid 20s, it's bluster they and cold, but illustrate warms up -- blustery and cold, but it warms up just in time to ring in the new year. details after this. >> developi,
firefighters tamed a massive inferno that wiped out 14 business in new york city. three firefighters were hurt battling the blaze. they got the call in queens in 3 minutes. but by then flames were racing through concealed spaces spreading from store to store. the stores were fixtures in the queens community for generations. >> it's been here our whole life and we just watched the
whole block burn down. it's heartbreaking. >> thinking about the business owners, people who work in the store, the impact on the neighborhood of the people who shop in the stores, that's the real tragedy. >> it is, especially a real storied community there, but luckily again, the injuries only minor. the cause of the fire is not yet known. penn state fans california bound to root on the nittany lions. there was plenty of white and blue to be seen on shirts and in foods, too, the nittany lions take on the usc trojans monday afternoon january 2 in pasadena. kickoff is at 5:00 p.m. you can watch the game on our sister network espn. it is new year's eve. what a year. we're getting ready to usher in a brand new one. i bet a lot of people will be
celebrating in atlantic city tonight. >> reporter: it should be nice and quiet and mild, that's the bigger story. i mean this time of the year it could be brutally cold and windchills in the 20s and teens. this go around we'll see temperatures close to 40 degrees, really nice stuff heading this way. double scan live, we're clear, we hardly have a cloud in the sky, just a couple of high, thin clouds north and west of philadelphia, up through there, that's about it. 47 degrees that's the high temperature we're shooting for later today. 41 is the normal, 6 degrees warmer than average. the low temperature, the present temperature, 31. feels like 24 in allentown. 13 in the poconos, 21 in millville. trenton, 23. most air temperatures themselves are in the 20s. philadelphia the exception, 31 degrees. satellite and radar i want you to see how severing moving west
to east, the pacific air racing across the lower 48. high pressure holds on today and tomorrow that's the weather right there. we get into this, monday and tuesday, which does not look very inviting. here's the water vapor image, the big story, everything moving from west to east. if you want that cold air, the cloud direction would have to be good like this, north to south. right now we're not seeing any arctic intrusions out there. it will be colder later this week, but over the next several days, temperature-wise, it looks pretty nice. increasing the high, thin clouds later this afternoon. we start out with a lot of the sunshine and the milky white clouds overspread the sky. they lower and thicken overnight tonight, it's cloudy. it adds as a protective atmospheric blanket. as we ring in the new year it will stay dry. monday and tuesday, here comes the rain, 9:00 a.m., this will
be farther to the north than the model is showing. the morning commute will be damp and dreary that will continue all afternoon into tuesday, as well. 47 in philadelphia, not too bad. millville, cape may, atlantic city, 48. 44 for the lehigh valley. trenton, 45. through the evening you can see the temperatures don't drop off all that much. 42 it's dry around midnight, temperatures are holding steady close to the average high 40 degrees. overnight tonight, these numbers occur around dawn. 38 for philadelphia. reading, 32. millville, 36. trenton, 36 underneath partly cloudy skies. both the eagles game and mummers parade tomorrow look fantastic. temperatures shooting up to 50 degrees. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, mild mild mild mild, here comes the cold shot. we're up to 60 degrees believe it or not for the second time in
two weeks by tuesday. there will be rain monday and tuesday, breezy and sunshine wednesday, 53 that's another mild day. wednesday night, the front comes through and that will cool things down as we get into thursday and friday, windy and colder, 36 and 34. there you have it. >> at least the rain holds off for the weekend. >> reporter: everything looks quiet this weekend, so perfect, mother nature is cooperating. >> good job, chris, thank you. just as you were anticipating the end of 2016 you'll have to wait one extra little second because that's right there's an extra second in the year. seconds count especially in television, you know that. the world's most authority on time has added a leap second to the end of december this year. timekeepers use the addict second just like leap year to build the world's a tommic clock in sync. le
trump is praising russian vladimir putin, he tweeted that putin was very smart and not retaliating against new u.s. sanctions put in place by president obama for the alleged hacking into the u.s. election. putin said he would not respond to the sanctions put in place as pay back for the interference. that leaves a questions about russian relations. >> this is not a new cold war, it's cold war 22.0. it's been going on for several years. >> reporter: trump doubts that russia hacked into the democratic e-mails to skew the vote in his favor.
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forecast for today, high temperatures topping out at 47 degrees, look for a gradual increase in clouds. overnight tonight, as we ring in the new year, 6:00, 43, midnight, 40, clouds and mild. a lot of buzz going around about this. up to this point we have not had much to talk about. next weekend we're watching a coastal storm. this time around there will be a lot of cold air in place. here's philadelphia here, there's an arctic front that will drop down to the south. it will stall over the virginias and the carolinas, this is all cold air up here. a wave of low pressure will develop. this is next weekend. the question is where the does the low travel. it's pretty much up in the air a lot of models take it off the coast of the carolinas. if it travels farther to the south, all this precipitation gets pulled to the south. it's something we have to watch closely. this is our best chance up to this point to see a little bit of accumulating snow which would
be next weekend. alicia. >> thank you. to sports, now, the struggling flyers lost in san jose, goalie steve mason got hurt. he left the game after a player nicked up his hands. the backup gave up on goal, but the flyers got shut out 2-0. here's jeff skeverski with the rest of the sports. >> reporter: sixers looking to rebound in denver last night after yet another 4th quarter meltdown in utah on thursday, good news, joel embiid, the best player back, the bad news without oak -- okafor. be careful. he is okay. he stays in and looks good.
third quarter, the pump, the slamp, 23 for the -- the slam for the big guy. robert covington loses it and gets it back, what a shot, sixers up 4 entering the 4th. they don't below and hang on, sixers shoot 50% from beyond they hang ton win, 124-122 ending their four game losing streak. eagles fans you hate the dallas cowboys, enough, so you will not want to hear this. eagles have lost 8 of the last 11 games of the cowboys at the linc. it's another reason the eagles must beat the boys tomorrow. eagles looking to win at home against dallas in five years. as this year comes to an end, doug peterson is proud of his team the way they responded through difficult times. he believes it's a building block for 2017. >> there's no quit, the fight is there, the effort has been
there, that's something that these guys have bought into these last few weeks, for me that's been kind of defining moment, you know for me this first year of you guys buying into what i've been saying. >> reporter: college hoops number one ranked villanova will have their hands full at 1:00 p.m. against 10th ranked undisputedrayton. newkirk going for a break away against george washington. down a dozens, the hawks never die, lamar campbell nails it. st. joe's wins. la salle looking for their first win in dayton since 1999. 20 turnovers on the road, la salle finished they lose
their 13th straight in dayton. how about rothschild, the steal goes coast to coast, pen wins, 74-68 they have won three in a row. that's sports, i'm jeff skeverski, happy new year. >> get this, nba star stephen curry's sneakers sold for $45,000. the proceeds from two pairs of sneakers will help families of the victims of the oakland warehouse tragedy. the sneakers have the words oakland strong the initials of all 36 people who died. he plays for the golden state warriors who call oakland their home. >> we're following breaking
>> sounds good to me, chris. >> reporter: we have a live shot of the ben franklin bridge, we have mainly clear conditions over the city of philadelphia with just a few clouds north and west. it's very quiet this morning, but it is chilly. take a look at the temperatures down to 23 in martins creek, it's the number in quakertown and tanersville, slatington, 24. pottstown, 23, coatsville, 22. saint davids, 27. center city, you're the warm spot, 29 in cinnaminson. 24 in a glassboro. dover, 28. satellite and radar, cloud cover staying up here to the northwest. lake effect machines have temporarily been turned over him they will turn back on later this afternoon so the lake front should pick up more snow. for us, we're looking at mainly combination sun and clouds today, nice and quiet, a perfect finish to the year as we get ready to ring in 2017. sun and clouds that's the call from accuweather, breezy, the 47 will feel more like 43 or 44.
generally speaking it's a nice day. as we take a look at the weather headlines. it's a mild start to the new year, we have rain chance again next week. so far this month is just a wash. could we hit 60 by tuesday, i'll have the answer in just a bit, alicia. >> we're staying on top of breaking news this saturday morning in an all out had manhus going on for a man accused of killing a pennsylvania state trooper. overnight we got a look at the face of the alleged gunman. this happened in huntington county, pennsylvania. trooper landon on the job not even a year responding to a protection of abuse call. this man jason robison shot weaver and took off. an army of police are scouring the area by ground and air, looking for any trace of robison. some residents have been evacuated as the search continues. >> so far we've seen two
helicopters and i can't believe how many cop cars, uncovered cop cars, police cars go by. i hope everything is all right. >> five or six families live down there, some of their families are home, the rest of us are waiting in a church parking lot hoping we can get home soon. >> state police say robison's hair may be died purple. 0 he is considered armed and dangerous, anyone who comes in contact with asked to call 911 immediately. tom wolf said in part, landon weaver will be remembered for his bravery and sacrifice and willingness to serve. the state police are our best and bravest pennsylvanians who risk their lives to keep all of our families safe. breaking this morning, four people were shot outside a venue where meek mill performed in connecticut. two of the victims have died.
shots were fired at the oakdale theater in wallingford. they have not linked the shooting to the performance or meek mill. a woman was critically injured after being hit by an suv in northeast philadelphia. this happened at 9th around 11:10 p.m. driver told police the woman ran out into the street. she was behaving erratically before the crash. the driver was not charged. one person was killed and three others hurt in a three car crash in medford, last night. chopper 6 hd was above the seen a car collided with an suv, no worthed on what caused the crash. there will be extra security in place to insure that everyone enjoys a safe celebration as we ring in 2017. the big draw of course, will be the magnificent fireworks
display over the delaware river at penns landing. there are two shows tonight. always "action news" reporter, jeff chirico explains there are plenty of ways to ring in the new career in the city of philadelphia. >> happy new year. >> reporter: excitement is buildings as visitors begin arriving early to ring in the new year philly still. this family from bucks county is spending the weekend. >> everybody wanted to come down for the night to see the fireworks, we said sure, let's go. >> reporter: there's plenty to do at the hilton in penns landing preparations are underway for not one, not two, but three new year's eve parties. we have one at 2 to 4:00 p.m. one in the ballroom, both are sold out. and one at 9:30. >> reporter: in the kitchen the chefs are preparing to work
overtime. family friendly party will be 3 to 8:00 p.m. and be there to countdown as the square drops above the square burger stand at 6:00 p.m. >> he with countdown, you would think it is midnight. >> reporter: at debruno brothers, the staff is working to get bills -- busy for the second busiest day of the year. what do you expect the place to look like tomorrow. >> lines out the door, be sure to get here before 10:00 a.m. >> reporter: this woman is preparing for a relaxing time at home with friends. the fireworks go off at 6:00 p.m. and midnight. happy new year, on the art museum steps, jeff chirico channel 6 "action news." >> septa is offering expanded service on the regional rail
line tonight, trains will be operating on a saturday schedule revelers can take advantage of the special late night service from center city stations. patco is offering free rides to make it to safe new year's celebration in philadelphia. the free rides in and out of the city are being offered to help avoid drinking and driving. the promotion starts at 8:00 p.m. tonight it runs all the way through 4:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. >> we hope everybody will come out and take advantage of the free ride and we hope they will enjoy some activity in philadelphia for tomorrow and in new jersey. >> this is the first time in its 50 year history, the port authority has offered this kind of promotion. patco estimates it will cost $20,000. to see the ball drop and the celebration in time square, tune into dick clark's new
year's rockin' eve with ryan seacrest. countdown begins at 8:00 p.m. you can enjoy it from your couch on 6abc. share your count down on social media, facebook, instagram and twitter. use the #6abc action. of course last minute preparations are underway for the mummers parade, the music, the dancing, the feathery costume costumes makes it an event not to be missed. cruise are making sure they are ready to parade down broad street in center city. there's much more to come on "action news" for you this saturday morning. a big surprise for a delaware county officer who went out of his way, plus, you'll need nerves of steal to drive over this bridge. what? we'll tell you where you can find the world's tallest one. meteorologist chris sowers will have the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast when "action news" continues this saturday morning, this new
it cost $150 million to build. if you have to get from point a to point b that's your option. eyes on the road. >> reporter: i'll find another option. i'll walk. what's funny, i never used to be afraid of heights now all of a suddency get older, i don't like them. >> comes with age. at least what you told me. >> reporter: i'll tell you, southwest get you outside, i'll show you the view down in cape may. it looks pretty nice, we have mainly clear skies, clouds out over the water. it's fairly chilly out there this morning. get ready for that. with the clear skies we'll see a decent amount of sunshine to start. that will warm things up quickly. double scan live is clear, just a few clouds north and west this morning. the month of december has not been our friend if you're a snow lover and winter weather fan. if you like the warm temperatures you'll be loving december as of late. this december is 1.3 degrees
above normal. today will be above normal, as well. last year, 14 degrees above average. 2014, 2013, 2012, every single one of them have been above average. it's january and february that have turned colder. 33 degrees, the air mass is dry, dry air in place, pressure rising, winds are nice and light out of the south/southwest 6 miles per hour. cape may, 36. philadelphia, 31. allentown, 24. the poconos, 21, the slightest breeze out of the southwest the windchills or feels-like temperatures maybe 3, 4 degrees cooler than the actual air temperatures. salt sat along with action radar, we have a west to east flow across the country and again, that's pacific air, so temperatures will modify today. a little piece of this may try
to swing through overnight tonight, it will increase the clouds, more redevelop as we get into monday and tuesday, that brings more rain into the region, unfortunately. we've seen a bit of it as of late. we have another round of it mud and tuesday, future tracker 6 -- monday and tuesday. future tracker 6 increasing the model throughout the day. midnight, we're seeing cloudy skies and mild temperature, temperatures close to 40. all the clouds thin out first thing tomorrow morning, making your way down to south philadelphia, philadelphia see the mummers parade expect sunshine out there, if you're heading out for tailgating looks nice, as well. lots of sunshine for the eagles game. future tracker 6 temperature-wise, by midnight, pretty close to 40 degrees, that's mild for this time of the year. that's close to the normal high for this time of the career. we'll take it. chances of -- this time of the year. we'll take it. chances of rain, we have wet
weather monday and tuesday, wednesday there's a chance of a morning shower, thursday is dry, friday there could be a snow shower or two around as an arctic front plows through and temperatures begin to drop. i'll talk about that in a second. partly sunny today, breezy. overnighter tonight, partly cloudy and breezey, midnight temperatures around 40. 32 for the outlying suburbs, 38 for center city. look at the sunshine we're expecting for the mummers parade. temperatures climbing into the 40s, bright skies and light winds, 5:00 p.m., 46 degrees. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, it's very, very mild in the short term. 47 today. 50 partly sunny tomorrow, 49 rain and drizzle for monday, more rain and drizzle for tuesday, look at that temperature. all of a sudden we're up to 60 degrees. wednesday is mild, high of 53.
here comes the arrest turkey front, thursday and -- arctic front, thursday and friday, the windchills in the 20s. old man winter is making a comeback. >> but that's in january. >> reporter: it's supposed to be cold in january. >> which starts foam. let's get through -- which starts tomorrow. let's get through new year's eve first. >> reporter: nice and mild. check the forecast at any time 6abc.com/weather. a delaware county boy helped a local police officer battling cancer got a bigger surprise. >> this is everything you've been doing for me. >> a fleet of police officer pstart the very gram with a
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high plains and the great lakes. this is all mild east of the mississippi river, i mean very, very mild. temperatures could actually hit 60 degrees again by the time we get into tuesday. we get into thursday, friday, saturday, all of a sudden the jet stream will look like this. here comes the cold air that will sit over top of us for three or four days, mild to start and then it gets cold by thursday. do you have an old bookcase that is blending into the background. here's a dyi to transform it into a show stopper for next to nothing. >> reporter: custom built in bookcases are an and he knows everybody edition to any room. if you have a book case that's blending into the background, give it a reboot like we did. first we paint it a bold green color. add architectural detail.
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happened. security is extremely tight as 1 million people cram into new york city's time square for new year's eve festivities and the final touches are being put on their costumes as the mummers prepare to strut on broad street. first, a check of the new year's eve forecast, chris sowers is at the "action news" big board with a look ahead of the holiday weekend and looking good for the revelers. >> reporter: it looks fantastic. temperatures are chilly this morning, but with sunshine we expect the numbers to warm up quhikly this -- quickly this afternoon. feels like 27 in allentown. with the wind, 23 in philadelphia. trenton, 28. feels like a blustery and cold 60 degrees in the poconos. satellite and radar just a few clouds out to the west, lake-effect snow has stopped as the clouds moved in and the winds have begun to die down. we'll see