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>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with matt o'donnell, tamala edwards, karen rogers and meteorologist, david murphy. >> ♪ >> good morning. it's 5 o'clock on this tuesday, the last day in the month of january. here's what's happening. >> a close call for a driver
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in delaware county who lost control and crashed into a gas pump. >> the boy scouts are changing whom they are allowing into their troops. hear from the new jersey boy who inspired the decision. >> also, you may soon be allowed inside to get a look at grace kelly's childhood home in the city's east falls section. a lot of people you pass it and you wonder what does it look like on the inside. you may find out. >> second morning in a row where we're talk about snow showers. let's turn to david and karen. good morning. >> most of these are to the west and south of philadelphia. take a look on the storm tracker6 live double scan we've got some snow showers along the delaware bay creeping into parts of salem cumberland and cape may counties. these appear to be diminishing a little bit in intensity over the last half hour. if you have it, slow it down because we're below freezing across most of the region. there's a bit of extra snow shower activity up by harrisburg and lancaster. whether or not this makes it into our neck of the woods i can't be certain because it also appears to be falling apart but the idea is out there that if you get caught in some of that this morning
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you slow it down just like you diddest if you got caught in one of those snow squalls. there's additional snow out to the west. looks like that will track into our northern suburbs and change over to rain in parts of our northern areas later this afternoon. if you're up in the lehigh valley some light accumulating snow is that possible later today. 27 degrees in philadelphia currently so get that that winter coat ready. 27 degrees in wilmington, just 22 right now in allentown and both 25 in reading and trenton. not a lot of wind this morning but it is cold and as we go through the day, things do improve a bit. 28 degrees by 7 o'clock a few snow showers here and there. by seven. and by noon 39 degrees with sun poking out behind the clouds. 42 trees is your high today at 3 o'clock. so we do improve a little bit with that high and then it's back to 38 by 5 o'clock and by 7 o'clock 37. again a couple of sprinkles can't light showers are possible this afternoon especially north of philadelphia. the farther north you go it could be snow and a coating to an inch is possible up near the lehigh valley. maybe a little more in the poconos. we have an improving forecast
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for tomorrow and i'll have details on that coming up in the seven day. karen, what do roads look like early. >> we see a little bit of leftover snow from the snow squall yesterday. my kids were hoping that snow squall would never end but it did pretty quickly but you can see we still have a little bit of snow near spots. this is the montgomery bucks county border here county line road at stump road and a little bit slick as you're traveling. you can see tire marks driving through some of little bit of leftover snow but no main problem on the roosevelt boulevard the big picture blue route, schuylkill, i-95, mostly moving in the 40's and 50's so you're doing all right. let's check the vine street expressway. we had construction shutting it down overnight and you can see it is cleared. all the ramps from reopened everything is moving fine right now on the vine. this is a live look at route 23 over 422. you can see the crews out here. we still have restrictions on route 23 but the restrictions on 422 have cleared so that's wide open and looking a lot better there. let's hop into new jersey. this is millville cumberland county route 55 at 49 we were showing you this shot yesterday. you see a little bit of the snow on the median there and
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the sides of the roads but not on the main roadway itself so 55 itself is moving okay but we do want to expect some snow later this morning. matt and tam. >> thank you, karen. well, political drama continues in washington. a top official is out of a job after she refuses to support president donald trump's executive order on immigration. >> the president fired acting u.s. attorney general sally yates last night. the obama administration holdover had told justice department lawyers to not defend trump's controversial executive order on immigration and refugees. she said she wasn't sure it was even legal. u.s. attorney dana boente of virginia is now acting attorney general and has already directed the justice department to defend trump's executive order. >> and president trump is expected to announce his pick for the supreme court tonight. he'll do it at 8:00 in the
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evening considering a live address the the white house. this is to fill the seat left vacant by the death of late justice antonin scalia. top contenders believed to be neil gorsuch and thomas hardiman. some people close to the president said there could always be a wild card. democrats have signaled their intention to filibuster the nomination. >> new video shows a car that burst into flames at a gas station in glenolden delaware county. the driver crashed into a gas pump at the royal farms on macdade boulevard near oak avenue at 9:00 last night and a viewer sent us this video showing the car engulfed in flames. the aftermath shows the charred bmw sedan along with a gutted fuel pump. the driver was not injured. it is unclear what caused the crash. and we are working to get more information about an accident in north philadelphia that injured a pedestrian. this was the scene from troper six at broad and butler streets just before 7 o'clock last night. the vehicle that struck the
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pedestrian remained at the scene. authorities have not said if charges are warranted or released the condition of the victim. >> it is 5:06 and happening today closer arguments are expected in the lehigh valley motel murder trial. 27-year-old jeffrey knoble took the snatched his own defense yesterday eats accused of killing 32-year-old andrew wyeth inside an easton hotel. he testified the victim sexually assaulted him but prosecutors argue the victim was actually a charitable soul who offered to give him a place to stay. if convicted of first degree murder prosecutors say they will be asking for the death penalty. and classes canceled for the next three days after a gas explosion at a catholic school in haverford. we first told you about this as breaking news at saints coleman and john neumann school yesterday morning. the explosion happened just before 6 o'clock in the school's boiler room. it fl blew out some of the first floor window.
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peco is still trying to figure out what caused it. >> snow showers to the south. >> yeah, that's what we've got a couple of them out to the west too. storm tracker6 live double scan, this is not as intense snowfall as what we had yesterday but if we go into that two dimensional view you can see there are snow showers pushing to the east and covering most of cumberland county, a little bit of salem county and cape may county kind of in and out of this stuff as well. also areas just to the west of dover picking up a snow shower. all of this is moving more or less to the east. that stuff out to the west by harrisburg and lancaster is really thinning out. i'm not sure it's going have much of an impact but right now southern chester county you've got a little bit of that if you see that. slow it down because we have temperatures below freezing this morning. we're looking at dry conditions in center city philadelphia. cold enough for winter coats, though, and some of that extra gear. not a lot of wind this morning but the temperatures tell the chilly tale. 27 degrees right now in philadelphia. 27 in wilmington. and just 22 in allentown at this early hour. again, not a lot of wind but
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certainly cold enough for gloves, coats and maybe a little bit of a hat, too, just 'cause it is on the cold side. cape may is about the high water mark with temperatures and it's only the freezing mark there. once we get rid of these morning snow showers there's a chance of additional snow shower activity up in the northern suburbs especially allentown northern bucks and northern montco. that continues until 12:30 this afternoon. after that we start to build this back down toward philadelphia with a rain shower closer to the city itself. and a couple of more snow showers up north and then finally later this evening it looks like this all gets out of here. most of the afternoon precipitation is north of philadelphia but if you catch a little rain shower in the city this afternoon don't be surprised. also, in those northern areas where it's all snow, a coating to an inch is possible in allentown, kutztown maybe as far south as quakertown. if you're traveling up towards the poconos today look for a fresh one to 3 inches of snow up in that direction. so, in the lehigh valley we'll call for some spotty snow
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showers, 36 degrees under clouds and sun otherwise many down the shore a mix of clouds and sun today and it will be chilly, not a lot of wind during the day but a high of 44 degrees so jackets required there as well. and in philadelphia we get up to 42 degrees with clouds mixing with some occasional sun. it does look like it's mainly dry in philadelphia today and winds out of the south at six to 12 miles per hour. again most your afternoon precipitation appears to be in the northern suburbs and it could be a little light snow the farther north you go. 38 then is the overnight low. it will not be as cold as it was this past night under partly cloudy skies and tomorrow we start in the 30's and we actually wind up pretty high up into the 40's. i'm actually going to go for a high of about 48 degrees in philadelphia tomorrow so a nice mild swing back coming tomorrow. your exclusive accuweather 7-day rain and snow showers at times, mainly north of philadelphia today. 42 degrees is your high. and then breezy and milder on wednesday with that high of 48. and back down to 40 with lots of sun and a continuing breeze on thursday. that is ground hog day. on friday clouds and sun and
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colder air returning to the region with a high of 34. and saturday we start out the weekend brisk and cold with a high of just 33. back up to 37 on sunday but there is a chance now of some rain and snow showers beginning to develop during the afternoon and we could see some accumulating wintry mixed precipitation overnight sunday. not sure whether that spills into monday morning. it could. and then monday is clouds and sun. >> i know you'll be tracking it. >> yes, we will. >> thank you david. 5:10 now. up next on "action news" a woman leads police on a wild chase in california overnight. see how it dime an end. >> more than $400,000 worth of cocaine found on an american airlines plane. we'll tell you where the drugs were discovered. karen. >> right near penn's landing looking pretty good columbus boulevard at dock street. we do have problems nearby. we're take you to a fire location that's causing a closure when we come right back. >> ♪
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>> welcome back. taking a live look here sky6 looking out over penn's landing over the ben franklin bridge. kind of nice in the middle there the river rink, a nice bright little bit here on your tuesday morning here. it is 5:13, and 27 degrees. >> karen, those snow showers causing any problem? i guess it's too early right. >> we're not seeing people slip or slide yet. most of them haven't moved into areas where we have our camera views but we'll be seeing that shortly and you'll be able to see some of the light snow on the roads and the snow from yesterday could cause a slick spot or two here or there. that's not the issue we're dealing with in old city. the problem is an apartment
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fire, high-rise fire blocking market street near second street. annie mccormick is head to the scene right now. if you're in this area you can't use market street in olde city, near second street you've got to use race or arch to get around that. more on this breaking news with annie mccormick headed to the scene right now of that high-rise fire. let's go outside live. this is 309 at the pennsylvania turnpike we're in fort washington if you're coming from perkasie or quakertown you're about to take 309 you can see that we've got very light volume, no big problems on the roads. it's dry right here. you may get a slick spot or two in some areas. so we're watching for that. the pennsylvania-new jersey turnpike connector bridge remains closed. that's going to continue to be a problem with loft lots of the issues. you'll see extra congestion on 95 or scudder falls bridge you'll be dealing with that. in camden county route 30 the white horse pike wedged near copley avenue we have problems here with a missing manhole cover blocking the right lane so look for that one as well. here storm tracker6 live double scan and you can see
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that we've got some snow showers out there. they're pretty light but right now they're near dover, near smyrna and middletown delaware some flurries right along route 49 in fortescue and millville on route 55, route 40 near mays landing. shortly they'll be in hammonton. if you look to the west, you can see the light band as it continues to move through south jersey and delaware. here you can see they've passed lancaster they're on 322 not far from honey brook you'll get a quick snow showers. in coatesville along route 30 you'll get snow flurries in a few minutes matt. >> thanks karen. the boy scouts america says it will allow transgender children who identify as boys to enroll in its boys only programs effective immediately. the organization's policy relied previously o an child's gender listed on a birth certificate. parents and scout leaders found out he was transgender.
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>> and i want them to be comfortable with how i am and on my destiny is and what my identity is. >> the organization allowed openly gay scouts in that 2013 and lifted a blanket ban on gay troop leaders and employees in 2015. >> a chase ended in a nasty crash in southern california. officers were attempting to pull over a reckless driver last night when the driver instead took off. that driver slamming into two vehicles at an intersection in the town of commerce finally the driver surrendered to police. more than $400,000 of cocaine was discovered on an american airlines plane. police say seven bricks of it were found while the plane was at the airline's maintenance base in oklahoma during a routine maintenance check. an employee found the packages near an electronics bay near the nose gear. the plane had just been in colombia south america and made a stop in miami. >> sixers have won as many games this month as they won in all of last season. they face the sacramento kings
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for a makeup game at the wells fargo center last night. it was postponed back in november because of condensation on the court. remember that? well, the sixers trailed by 16 in the first half but rallied late in the third quarter and pulled out the 122-119 victory. their tenth in the month of january. the flyers are back in action following the all-star break. they're hoping for a fourth many fourth straight win when they face the carolina hurricanes tonight. >> it is now 5:17 and super bowl week officially kicked off in houston. see how the coaches and the players are stepping into the big spotlight. >> plus sugar overload. a new study reveals the alarming amount of sugary drinks american children are consuming every day. >> ♪
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>> welcome back everybody. it's only our second day. >> yay! >> that's it. >> let's take a look outside right now and see what it looks like in king of prussia.
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this is the schuylkill past 202. traffic is moving all right. you see a few slick spots off to the side but not the main lanes so you're doing okay. in tuckahoe cape may we're looking at cape may county here looking live at route 50 at route 49, traffic's moving all right at this point. we've got a light snow shower just north of this area. let's take you to mass transit. fine so far but don't forget regional rails the new schedules took effect sunday dave. >> snow showers around again this morning but nothing like that accumulating snow we had yesterday. it looks like most of this is really falling apart and becoming in those darker shades of gray in cape may county atlantic county and that's an indication that the snow is not as intense. nonetheless if you get caught in some of this both down south and also out toward lancaster county, some of this fading away in new castle county, you want to slow it down because we are well below freezing this morning. on the bus stop lots of clouds, snow shower down south mainly. 27 degrees by 6 o'clock, 29 trees by 8:029 degrees by 9:00 .
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if you're running errands this afternoon not so bat. a couple snow showers this morning, a few rain showers particularly in the northern suburbs. in between looks like clouds some sun and a high of 42 in philadelphia. not bad for this time of year. tam. >> all right, thank you david. in this morning's health check you might want to think twice about giving your kids juice today with their breakfast. new study sheds light on how many calories and added sugars children are drinking almost two-thirds of children in the u.s. consumed at least one sugary beverage on any given day and doctors warn that consumption of sugary drinks that includes sports drinks, juices and sweetened coffee is linked to heart disease and tooth decay along with other problems. sweetened coffee probably not a good choice at all for kids. >> water is not only good for you it's free. >> there's that or milk. >> yeah, sure. 5:21 now and up next in the morning buzz, an update on what the prince of monaco plans to do with the philadelphia home where his mother grace kelly used to
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>> ♪ >> in the morning buzz p-a childhood home of grace kelly in philadelphia is set to open to the public. prince albert of monaco tells people magazine he wants to turn the east falls house into a museum the six bedroom colonial on henry avenue and
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coweller street cost the prince more than $750,000. the prince visited the home in october just days after buying it. he hopes to have renovations complete and the museum opened by next year. tam. >> count me in. i will buy a ticket. and we're also following some breaking news out of olde city where firefighters right now are battling a fire. we'll have a live report coming up. and we continue to follow the political shakeup over president trump's executive order ban on immigration and what it could mean for two families with ties to our area. and a bus passenger is being called a hero after he refused -- used his cane to come to the aid of a driver. "action news" will be right back. >> ♪ my daughter wants to stay organic. my husband wants to stay free from artificial ingredients. my whole family wants to stay free from artificial preservatives. and my debit card wants to stay on a diet. fill your cart with giant's nature's promise brand.
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>> united supreme court. >> good morning. breaking news now on "action news." we continue to watch the business overnight down in d.c. as the acting attorney general is fired by president trump. >> accuweather is on snow patrol again. the northern suburbs could see some showers and it's cold enough for some of that precipitation to possibly refreeze. >> googood morning everyone its 5:30 on this tuesday january 31st. we have weather and traffic with david and karen. good morning.
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>> good morning, everybody. we're starting out with a couple of kind of faltering snow showers out there. these looked a lot worse about an hour ago. right now there's a little guy left over in cape may county and atlantic county new jersey, mostly atlantic and cumberland. southern delaware also seeing some of this. there's also a changeover to rain farther south. out to the west a couple of snow showers as well. all of these pushing toward the east but really falling apart at this point. just slow it down if you get caught in one as we have temperatures below freezing. you'll see that in a second. also satellite showing you lots of clouds out there. not that i don't think we can get some sun today, i think there will be sunny breaks but fairly cloudy to start out and some additional snow out to the west that looks like it wants to track towards the poconos and the lehigh valley and there's the possibility later this afternoon of some light accumulation in those areas. here are the temperatures as you step outside and it's just 27 degrees in philadelphia. up in allentown just 22. 25-degree readings in reading and trenton, 26 millville and 28 in cape may so everybody needs the winter coats. at least winds are light this morning. your exclusive call today from
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accuweather 28 degrees by 7 o'clock, a couple of lingering snow showers here and there but mostly dry. by noon, 39, clouds, some sun and then by 3 o'clock, we do get up to 42 degrees, so it will be a decent afternoon in terms of that temperature. a couple of degrees above average. and then by 5 o'clock, 38 degrees and 37 by 7 o'clock. and during the afternoon a rain shower is possible in philadelphia, a little snow the farther north you go and again small accumulations up near the lehigh valley and maybe about one to 3 inches today in the poconos but in philadelphia mainly dry. karen, we'll be back with the latest on those rain and snow showers on future tracker6 and much better weather coming for tomorrow. >> finally some improvement dave murphy. you may see a few slick spots from yesterday's snow squalls. when that happened you saw how quickly visibility was reduced and right now the snow showers that we're looking at not that intense so it shouldn't cause the same kind of issue. on the vine street expressway construction is cleared. westbound, eastbound moving fine so no issues at this point on the vine. we hav


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