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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, everyone, it's 6 o'clock on this tuesday october 17th. tam is off. jeanette reyes joins us. >> we're following breaking news for you. a fire forces people from their apartment building as firefighters rush to rescue at least one person. >> tough talk. senator john mccain uses the liberty medal spotlight in philadelphia to warn americans of what he called spurious nationalism. >> and bundle up. it's the coldest morning we've experienced so far this fall and there's even a frost advisory in some areas. >> and even though it's supposed to be like this, why don't we just complain about it. >> we may as well 'cause we're not used to it because we have been having temperatures in the 70's and we're going to do that again. >> i got a lot of people on twitter saying i'm okay with this. people are like ready for it.
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>> then it's fine. >> so, it's fine. it's going to be a good looking day, too. we have cloud cover offer the the -- off the coast. get notice sunglasses ready as that sun will be nice and bright today. 42 degrees in philadelphia right now though so you'll probably want to grab a jacket as well. still holding 40 in allentown but just 38 in trenton, 37 in reading, 38 in wilmington and 39 at the airport in atlantic city. and in between these numbers we may have some pockets that are even cooler. so, frost advisory in effect. we'll talk more about that in a moment. and you do want to dress appropriately. 41 degrees by 7 o'clock in philadelphia. by noon, plenty of sunshine but only 53. and we're expecting a high of 61. this will probably hit around 3, 4 o'clock this afternoon before we're right back down into the 50's. if you're dressing the kids for that bus stop, well, dress them warmly as some suburbs and some pockets we could be as cool as 36 this morning in suburbs and about 41 in center city. and in the rest of the area in the immediate environment around philadelphia. here's that frost advisory.
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it goes until 9 o'clock. it's not just northern bucks but now northern montgomery county, northwestern chester county, berks county and the lehigh valley and poconos and they've added counties now in central south jersey, so potted plants indoors, karen if you haven't already done that. of course if you haven't already done that you're here and it's too late. >> i'm out of luck. call home. all right, let's hit the roads right now. we're looking live here at i-95 at allegheny. that's your southbound traffic. starting to look a little busier than we saw just a few minutes ago. starting to get heavy from allegheny to girard on i-95. that normal morning volume kind of kicking in right there. we have an accident that's on the shoulder but nonetheless here on the turnpike it's eastbound near the neshaminy falls tolls so watch for this accident. may be blocking a lane as more crews come to the scene right now and respond. also bensalem interchange of the turnpike bridge inspection scheduled until 7 o'clock and the turnpike commission is warning that we're going to see some delays with this, so that's through 7 o'clock this morning on the turnpike. we have a vehicle fire with crews coming to the scene on
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sargon way at horsham road watch for this in horsham montgomery county. 309 at orvilla, we had an earlier accident but it's clear. southbound traffic head towards ambler moving nicely right now jeanette and matt. >> thank you, karen. fire injured at least one person in an apartment building in south jersey. dozens of others were forced from their apartments as firefighters worked to put it out. "action news" reporter katherine scott is live where the flames broke out on cooper landing road in cherry hill. katherine. >> reporter: matt, that's right, one person was taken to the hospital with smoke inhalation. no firefighters were hurt. residents have since been allowed back inside this building after a fire at this apartment complex. you can see some of the damage on the balcony up on the upper floors there. but let's now go to some viewer video so you can get an idea of the flames here overnight. the fire broke out on the fifth floor of this six-floor building around 11:45 last night at the colonials
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apartments west building on the 800 block of cooper landing road in cherry hill. the cherry hill fire department and mutual aid companies responded. when police and fire crews got here they started going door to door telling residents they had to get out. several apartments were damaged in the fire. residents say inside the building was smoky and when they got out they saw the flames on those upper floors. at first some residents thought it might be a false alarm but they soon realized this was a real emergency. >> i heard a knock on the door that said hey, get out and then they were like -- i was like okay, this is real. >> we got the dogs out. they were outside thank god but our apartment did have a lot of smoke in it. >> it was so bad, too bad. and the fire was coming out of the balcony. >> reporter: and back here live, you're taking a look at the charred remains left on that balcony on the fifth floor of this six-floor building. the fire was placed under control around 12:30 this
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morning. the cause of the fire remains under investigation. we're live in cherry hill, katherine scott, channel6 "action news." >> thanks, katherine. thick smoke and flames damaged a house in west philadelphia. this fire broke out at 57th and chestnut streets just after 11:00 last night. crews made sure everyone made it out safely and no injuries have been reported. >> j. b. kelly elementary school in philadelphia's germantown section is closed for another day as crews work to get rid of mold there. classes were first canceled last thursday when traces of mold were found in several classrooms. the school district says kelly will reopen tomorrow. and most students will also return to school after a mold outbreak in a monroe township school district in south jersey. the news comes after the superintendent got a final air quality inspection report. students at whitehall elementary school will return on wednesday. >> senator john mccain says he is humbled by receiving the liberty medal. thousands of people gathered at the national constitution center to see the republican
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honored by his friend, former vice president joe biden. biden recalled mccain's extreme heroism and lifetime of service, how he spent more than two decades in the military and five and a half years as a prisoner of war. mccain gave a passionate speech and issued a warning against nationalism. >> to abandon the ideals we have advanced around the globe, to refuse the obligations of international leadership and our duty to remain the last best hope of earth for the sake of some half baked spurious nationalism cooked up by people who would rather find scapegoats than solve problems. [cheers and applause] >> the senator said that would be patriotic -- unpatriotic to do so. mccain has clashed with president trump over republicans repeated attempts to repeal and replace the affordable care act. he voted against a repeal bill twice. mccain revealed in july that he had been diagnosed with brain cancer and is still real receiving treatment. you can watch the entire
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liberty medal presentation honoring senator mccain this weekend. outerour special broadcast airsn sunday at 1:00 p.m. on 6abc right after "action news" at noon. >> turning to business now, gas prices you may have noticed they've spiked during last month's hurricane but they slowly have been sliding back to normal levels which we like to see. maribel aber is live at the nasdaq in times square with how long the cheaper prices could last. good morning, maribel. >> reporter: good morning, jeanette. great question. gas prices are going down. prices have fallen for five straight weeks. average per gallon as of sunday was $2.45 according to gas down from 8 percent. analysts expect prices to keep falling and refineries recover from the damage by the storms. let's talk stocks. round of records for stocks as investors get ready for a wave of corporate profit reports. futures pointing to a mixed open. google photos can now identify
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your pet. users can see photographs of animals grouped alongside people and your pet can be labeled and searched for by name. so no more typing dog or cat into google photo search function because jeanette and matt honestly they aren't pets, they are part of the family. >> exactly. see. >> dog. >> that's why i like maribel, exactly. >> you know what -- >> now we know what our pets are doing online. >> right. [laughter] >> they could get into some trouble. >> can i just say she loves that dog. [laughter] >> storm tracker6 live double scan right now and we are dry. taking a look outside we have a lack of cloud cover out there. plenty of sunshine up over the horizon shortly in center city and elsewhere around the region but we're starting out very chilly. we're 42 degrees at the station and 42 at the airport as well. a lot of spots continues to slide down into the 30's. 37 in reading and lancaster. 42 in philadelphia, 39 in millville. 39 in dover and everybody wants to a grab a jacket on the way out today even though
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there isn't as much wind as yesterday and we've got plenty of sunshine coming up. shades all around on the highways and byways not only this morning but for the afternoon commute as well. mostly sunny in the lehigh valley today. chilly, though. 61 degrees the forecast high. numbers today topping out very similar to where we wound up yesterday. at the shore, mostly sunny and chilly, 62. not as much wind as yesterday but still cool. and in philadelphia, plenty of sunshine, cool with a high of 61 degrees. winds not as bad, five to 10 miles per hour. yesterday they were more blustery, not so today. as we take a look at the overnight lows, these are also a probably go egg -- going to be a few degrees better than this morning. 46 in philadelphia and do unto about 40 in the chilliest suburbs. i doubt there's going to be another frost advicer to but we'll keep you posted. in terms of temperatures later tonight at 10 o'clock, adam joseph and then cecily at 11:00 will have cool temperatures in the 40's to show you but by tomorrow morning again it does look like most areas are probably not quite as chilly as they are this morning. that model has us going a little cooler than our
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forecast but generally speaking not too bad. and then in the afternoon high pressure which is really going to be in control the next several days it's going slide to the east this week and that's going to encourage more of a westerly flow and then more of a southwesterly flow and even though we start out chilly tomorrow we wind up milder with a high of 72. your exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast today chilly, 61 degrees for a high but we are going to look at less wind than yesterday and a lot more sunshine. and then tomorrow chilly to start out in the morning. but in the afternoon, milder under the sun with a high of 72. and then thursday 73, friday 74. and for the coming weekend, saturday mostly sunny and warm, a high of 74. we're going to ease down on that temperature for sunday a little bit but it still looks really mild, well above average. your average high today is 66 so we're going to be well above it for most of this forecast period. 77 degrees on sunday, pleasantly warm and mild if you are headed do unto talen energy stadium for that final union match. then we get to monday and we are looking at another decent day with a good deal of
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sunshine, maybe a few more clouds. 75 on the thermometer in the afternoon and probably falling into the 60's for the eagles game at night. but milder than you probably thought it was going to be when you bought those tickets. >> okay, thank you david. time right now is 6:11. hackers hone in on the next big cyber threat. there is one simple thing you can do, though, right now to protect your device. >> and brand new at 6:00 a fast food chain is testing a feature that allows families to leave their digital distraction at the door. karen. >> well, that sounds like a good idea. looking live here on the platt bridge by i-95, so far so good in southwest philadelphia. we're going to take you to the schuylkill and check on some delays forming there when we come back. >> ♪
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>> ♪ >> welcome back. and happy tuesday. we are taking a live look here at the commodore barry bridge. it's 42 degrees and you know it's chilly because karen has pulled out the uggs. it's that time of year already. >> time now is 6:14. >> i didn't know that was some kind of barometer. >> it is kind of like pumpkin spice latte when you pull out the uggs, you know it's chilly. let's take a look outside right now and check the schuylkill near the blue route. this is your eastbound traffic. not a huge delay but certainly some building volume as you head towards the conshohocken curve eastbound on the schuylkill. we've got a 21 minute ride between the blue route and the vine so those delays just starting to kick in so far this morning. you see from the shot that roads are clear so we don't have the rain that we had yesterday morning. we do have some good news and bad news here in this shot. the turnpike right now eastbound near the neshaminy
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tolls, we do have an accident so watch for emergency workers on the scene. it might slow you down a bit but we had construction here and this was on the bensalem interchange of the turnpike and turnpike officials had been warning that they really expected this to create problems because they were going to be out there until 7 o'clock. they finished early. they just wrapped up so the construction is clear and traffic moving a lot better to kind of get on the turnpike here. we have a vehicle fire in horsham sargon way at horsham road. emergency workers on the scene with that one. i want to show you the twoer hour temperature change because it's significant. it's 23 degrees colder in philadelphia than it was this point in philadelphia and reading. 27 degrees colder in atlantic city. that's a huge change in just 24 hours. so, you really do have to pull out the uggs or warm up the car a little bit. it's only 34 now in quakertown and pottstown. 37 in warminster. 38 degrees in media. how about the suburbs in new jersey? we dipped to 38 in browns mills, line in
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hammonton, 38 in glassboro near rowan. 39 in dover delaware matt. >> pretty chilly. thank you, karen. firefighters continue to gain control of several wildfires in northern california. the weather is helping as the gusty winds that have been flaming the fires are starting to die down, plus rain is expected later this week. that should help. more people are able to return home to assess the damage now that evacuation orders have been lifted. 41 people have died in the fires including a water tank driver who was killed in a crash. it was the first firefighting death in this now week long firestorm. officials say 88 people are still unaccounted for. >> well, a three-year-old girl died after falling into a grease pit in alabama. it happened at an ice cream shop in auburn on saturday. and authorities say sadie andrews fell through a cover and tumbled 6 feet into an inground container used to trap cooking grease. she was stuck for several minutes before being found unresponsive. >> we totally understand and
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recognize the fact that god loaned her to us. she wasn't ours. we dedicated her to the lord. and it doesn't make that any easier. >> and the little girl's death was ruled an accidental drowning. and dramatic new video here shows strangers rushing to save a couple trapped under a burning tanker truck in new york. take a look here. the crash happened along route 17 in goshen on saturday or sunday afternoon, rather. state police say a tire blew on carmen and alejandro rivera's subaru. the out of control car slid under a tanker and caught fire. several people who witnessed the crash ran across the highway to help that couple. they are now recovering in the hospital. >> 6:17 is the time. today's fitness tip is next. shoshana tests your balance with a power move on just one leg. >> give me 15 pulses at the bottom. don't forget to do the other side. >> in today's tech bytes
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>> ♪ >> hi everybody it's shoshana at soul beats studio with "action news"'s fitness tip. i have got a combo move that's going to work the shoulders and the lower body so let's get to it. grab a hand weight preferably 5 pounds or three, something light and we're going to get to work. one legged squats, pick up that right foot all the way to the left leg, lower into that left leg lunge. lower as you lift and come up. 15 of these. then give me 15 pulses at the bottom. don't forget to do the other side. keep that core tight and you will be feeling it in the lower body and upper body guaranteed. >> that's really easy to do if you're sitting in a chair. i just tried it. [laughter] >> i think we have to get up and do it like shoshana does. >> feel the burn. >> let's take a look in delaware county. a new problem a disabled vehicle that popped up so watch for it near the scene here on i-95 at 420.
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penndot was on the scene assisting with that as well. you can kind of see it over there on your left-hand side of the screen so watch for that one: another new accident in middletown township in delaware county happening right now, baltimore pike and you want to watch for it. we're hearing there are injuries on the scene so ems workers coming to the scene and blocking baltimore pike there, dave. >> karen, it is a chilly start out there. a lot of areas in the 30's right now. and the coolest start that we've had since last may. 41 degrees in philadelphia by 7 o'clock. and after that, it stays cool. we'll have plenty of sunshine today and not as much wind as yesterday but just 53 at noon and a high of 61 around 3, 4 o'clock this afternoon before zipping back to the mid-50's as soon as 7 o'clock. if you're planning on heading to the airport and fly to somewhere warmer maybe all green aircraft, no major delays and right now we have a little cloud cover in chicago and down towards florida and georgia but no sign of rain right now jeanette. >> thank you david. as part of breast cancer awareness month, "action news" wants to help you beat the odds against the deadly disease. this afternoon from 4:00 to
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get families to put down their phones and enjoy a family meal. the fast food chain recently introduced cell phone lockers at one of its branches in singapore. have we come to this? the lockers are free. they allow diners to take a break from the virtual world and have real conversations over meals like we used to. mcdonald's says it is gathering feedback at the restaurant before deciding whether to expand those services. they're probably going to tweet those feed backs from their cell phones. >> it's like we're all children with these things. we just can't be trusted going into restaurants. 6:27. a problem with slot machines befuddles gamers at a local casino. >> a philadelphia eagle heads to new york to are a highly anticipated meeting with nfl owners.
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>> ♪ >> break now on "action news" flames on the fifth floor of an apartment building injures one person and forced the entire complex to evacuate. >> an tragic psychiatric discovery in delaware. two boys are found dead in delaware. police suspect the mother is to blame. >> some of the northernmost suburbs could be waking up to frost. good morning, it's 6:30 on this tuesday october 17th. tam is off. jeanette reyes joins us. >> let's head over to meteorologist, david murphy and karen rogers. david, how is it feeling outside? >> pretty chilly. i'm just realizing that this is the first morning in a long, long time that i'm actually seeing my breath a little bit out here. take a look as we have satellite showing you cloud cover from yesterday really scooting offer the off the coast and we expect plenty of sunshine this morning. temperatures have really cooled down. 42 degrees in philadelphia. we're sitting on 40 in allentown and reading. but we have slipped into the upper 30's in trenton and wilmington. 38 degrees there. 37 in lancaster. 39 in millville and 45 in cape may. winds not as strong as yesterday but obviously very chilly. and we have frost advisories across parts of the region
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including northern bucks county, the lehigh valley, the poconos. and overnight they've added northern montgomery county, northwestern chester county, berks county and also areas of central south jersey, so might not be too late to head outside and grab those potted plants bring them in if you forgot to do that last night. throughout the afternoon it is going to stay cool. we stay in the 50 for much of the afternoon and then we get up to about 60 or so by 3, 4 o'clock this afternoon. i'm technically going for a high of 61. then we quickly dip back down to 53. tomorrow morning looks chilly all over again, karen, but then in the afternoon we do start to get milder. i'll have details coming up in that seven day. >> all right, dave. we've got another accident in a bad spot. this is 422 at route 23 eastbound right now as you head towards king of prussia. you can see the accident with police on the scene. this is that ongoing construction zone and a lot of people have been saying when you travel over this road, it's bumpy at times with the resurfacing of the road so through this ongoing construction, we've been getting a lot of accidents on 422. here is the latest one here
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near 23. so, eastbound is pretty heavy from the saint gabe's curve to 23 on 422. in bucks county, this accident is now blocking not one but two lanes here on the turnpike eastbound near the neshaminy falls tolls so watch for this accident cause something slowing in that area and this vehicle fire has just cleared here on sargon way. traffic moving a little better here that horsham but we have an accident in delaware county that's causing problems. we're hearing there are injuries so ems ems workers coming to the scene. it's partially blocking the intersection matt. >> fire forces crews to evacuate an apartment building in south jersey on one of the first cold nights of the fall. "action news" reporter katherine scott is live on cooper landing road in cherry hill. katherine. >> reporter: matt, residents were allowed back into their apartments overnight but you can see as you take a look here it's a little bit dark but you can see some of the damage outside on the balcony on that fifth floor apartment.
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several apartments were damaged in this fire. one occupant was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation. no firefighters were hurt. let's go to some viewer video so you can see how intense those flames were. the fire broke out on the fifth floor of the six-floor building around 11:45 last night at the colonials apartments west building on the 800 block of cooper landing road in cherry hill. police and fire crews immediately began knocking on doors, telling residents they had to evacuate, they had to get out of their apartments. the cherry hill fire department and mutual aid companies responded. several apartments were damaged in the fire which was placed under control around 12:30 this morning. neighbors here saw thick smoke. they saw heavy flames and they grabbed their kids, their pets, maybe a few belongings and they got out of the building. >> police officer banged on my door and told us to get out so i grabbed my children and ran and then i went around to see what was going on. it was a huge fire. it was really big. >> we heard the alarm, fire
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alarm about 11 o'clock. we just left the apartment and it was so bad. too bad. the fire was coming out of the balcony. >> reporter: and the cause of this fire remains under investigation this morning. we're live in cherry hill, katherine scott, channel6 "action news. >> katherine, thank you. a young mother is in jail this morning suspected but not charged in the suspicious deaths of her two young boys in wilmington. were unis one is said to be five years old, the other a few months old. police were called to the 800 block of west ninth street to check on the well being of those children. officers found the boys dead but also smelled a strong odor of gas. a group of adults and children from the neighborhood held a vigil outside the home last night. >> i had this terrible feeling was it the little boy with the dreads this cute tiny little boy was it him 'cause he would come around all the time and always ask to play with the
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today. dog. i'm broken hearted. >> the police chief says it appears the boys drowned but they're waiting for the medical examiner's office to rule on the cause of death. >> an update on a stroke of bad luck for the sugar house casino. workers scrambled to fix a problem that shut down all the slot machines. gamblers reported they could not withdraw their winnings. "action news" confirmed overnight that the casino has repaired the malfunction. >> a hearing will be held in harrisburg today on philadelphia's beverage tax. city controller alan butkovitz released his findings from talking to store owners. he claims that the taxes brought down revenue by 60 percent at the businesses included in his survey. >> the city could have achieved the same revenues and funded many of its promised programs by sustaining the wage tax at its current rate instead of a bait and switch that took place with the beverage tax. >> mayor jim kenney's office shot back saying "philadelphia's residents and the entire business community support the reduction of the wage tax because unlike the
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soda tax, it's a tax that everyone has to pay and it suppresses job growth and business attraction to philadelphia." he also touted that the beverage tax pays for thousands of pre-k students. >> the city of philadelphia honored senator john mccain with the 2017 liberty medal. former vice president joe biden presented his long time friend the liberty medal at the national constitution center last night. mccain received the award for his lifetime of sacrifice and service to the country. the six time arizona senator says he is humbled to join the ranks of past honorees. you can watch the entire liberty medal presentation honoring senator mccain with our special broadcast on sunday at 1:00 p.m. right after "action news" at noon. >> and if you haven't been outside yet, it is feeling chilly but i guess it's about time, right? >> yeah. we've been waiting for this. >> it is. >> well, some have. >> some have, yes. we're going to get milder tomorrow afternoon but today like yesterday is still cool.
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storm tracker6 live double scan shows us we're dry. as we take a look outside we have sky6 and there's that sun coming up nice and bright. got a planet up over the commodore barry bridge and very little if any cloud cover in evidence across the region right now and probably staying pretty bright and blue today. 42 degrees however your fingers might be a little blue as you try and open the car door this morning. it is on the cool side. and a lot of suburbs are in the upper 30's right now. your winds are lighter than yesterday out of the north-northwest at seven. that's good. visibility still at 10 miles and that is also not bad. it's been a pretty chilly overnight and we're really bottoming out about now. some areas could actually be getting down as low as 35 degrees and better areas down to about 42, 43. and this is the coldest overnight that we've experienced across the region in many neighborhoods since last may eighth so react to that and grab that jacket as you head outside. there you see the lack of cloud cover, plenty of sunshine on the way from start to finish and it's going to be a chilly one today, but bright. by 8 o'clock in philadelphia, we expect to be sitting on or
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about 42. by 10 o'clock, still in the 40's and by noon, only 53. we're expecting a high of 61 around 3, 4 o'clock this afternoon and then by 6 o'clock back down to 58 degrees. not as windy as yesterday, certainly a lot sunnier but every bit as chilly. 61 degrees is your high in allentown, same thing in philadelphia and wilmington. 62 in reading, 63 in millville and a pair of 62's on the boardwalks and promenades of cape may and atlantic city. then tomorrow we start out chilly in the morning again but with high pressure in control and very slowly sliding past us, we're going to get more of a westerly flow, then a southwesterly flow. tomorrow in the afternoon we'll get to 72 and after that the temperatures will gradually climb. your exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast, today's high a chilly 61. not as windy as yesterday. a lot more sun but still cool. and then chilly tomorrow morning. but in the afternoon we gradually improve to about 72 under the sun and then thursday sunny and nice, 73. and it's on up from there. lots of sun and pleasant on
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friday, 74. for the weekend mostly sunny and warm, 74 on saturday and on sunday, 77 degrees, lots of sunshine. the union's last game of the season at talon energy stadium and it will feel probably like about a month ago instead of what you would have expected for the second half of october. then on monday, another nice one, sun and clouds, 75 in the afternoon. eagles at home on monday night football. espn's got that game and if you are headed to the game, expect it to be dipping into the 60's during the contest. >> oh, it's going to be so cold. >> freezing. [laughter] >> thank you david. 6:39. brand new on "action news" a woman who fights off a carjacker gets some help from that a complete stranger. >> incredible video. and students in north jersey stage a walkout over a teacher's controversial comments. karen. >> we've got a disabled vehicle here on 309 as we're live in springfield township. we can see penndot assisting with this as you're heading northbound towards the turnpike. you're dealing with that one. and we're going to check on that accident on 422 when we
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it's been on the decline with the closing of the refineries and there's no jobs in the community. if there's no jobs, there's no education, there's no food on the table. what's important is the children. steve sweeney... he fought for 'em. this is where he's from. steve sweeney's been here since the beginning. steve spearheaded the whole project and really brought it to fruition. it would've never been done without steve. it was a pride in building this port and then knowing that we're coming back.
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>> ♪ >> good old ben franklin live on sky6 and we have a really pretty sunrise forming with a broad array of colors from deep blue to deep orange. >> thank you shakespeare o'donnell, i appreciate that. >> shakespeare. >> we're going to go get a look at your traffic with karen. we have an update on an accident on the roads. >> yeah, you can see all the flashing lights behind me. i've got lots of colors, red with your travel time, penndot
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is on the scene with this accident and now that we've got a closeup view we can see there are three vehicles involved with this accident here so a multi vehicle accident on 422 and this is eastbound at 23 through that ongoing construction zone. we've seen a lot of accidents lately in this construction zone so this is the latest one and we're pretty quickly jamming as well. you can see it's a 12 minute ride from oaks to 202. so, we're heavy on 422 eastbound from oaks to 23 with a multi-vehicle accident there. in bucks county, right on the pennsylvania turnpike we've got an accident blocking two lanes here. so you're going to expect some slowing. it's eastbound near the neshaminy falls tolls. also in middletown township in delaware county an accident here and we're hearing that there are injuries on the scene so ems workers on the scene with this partially blocking the intersection of baltimore pike and oriole avenue. on the big picture let's check your speeds and see how it's going. we see those slow speeds on i-95 southbound here and we also have an accident in lower merion so watch for this one. it's over here on belmont
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avenue right near colwyn lane so an accident causing some slowing and you see those slow speeds on the schuylkill about 11 miles an hour. flyers play tonight at 7:00 so you'll see extra congestion there in south philadelphia. one more look in magnolia. this construction on the white horse pike is going to block two lanes until 9 o'clock this morning. it's out there awhile. it's chilly out there. if you haven't go and outside yet, look at the 24 hour temperature change. 27 degrees colder in atlantic city than it was at this point yesterday. 20 degrees colder in the city. 23 in reading so you got to bundle up this morning and a high of just 61, jeanette. >> karen, thank you. authorities have suspended the search for an oil rig worker who disappeared after an explosion on a platform near new orleans. the 44-year-old texas man was a subcontractor on the structure. seven people were injured in sunday night's blast. investigators still haven't said what caused the explosion and students at a north jersey high school walked out of class in protest yesterday.
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they are protesting a teacher who told spanish speaking students to speak american. the teacher made the remark to a student at cliffside park high school on thursday during a math class. students say the teacher had asked them to stop whispering in spanish before the incident. dozens of students participated in a walkout yesterday. they are calling for that teacher to apologize. >> i think she was just trying to get across just stop speaking spanish but she said it in the worst way possible. >> america isn't only for like english and that there should be freedom of speech. >> the school district has been silent despite repeated media requests for comment. >> ♪ >> the national anthem protests are expected to be high on agenda when owners meet in new york today. the nfl invited players and union reps to the table. seattle seahawks michael bennett says he and eagles safety malcolm jenkins are among the 10 players who will attend the meetings today. they helped author a call to action earlier this season
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addressing inequality for minorities. all sides will try to find middle ground today. >> three college football players from berks county who took a knee have been offered reinstatement. jacqueline fetral the president of albright college said in addition to reaction from students she received greater clarity this month. she says larger issues of social and racial injustice must be addressed. >> brand new at 6:30 take a look at this dramatic video. it shows the moment a michigan woman fought off a carjacker while she was pumping gas. the suspect started to drive away but the victim in the vehicle -- with the victim in the vehicle, then a truck driver who saw it all happen stepped in to help. he tried to wrestle the carjacker but that man kept slipping away. >> he grabbed his face and i like tried to do anything i could. you know, gouge his eyes out.
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>> she was the hero for fighting to are her -- for her property. >> the suspect was eventually arrested. that's him right there. haley lorenzo said she had locked her car but because she was holding the keyless fob the door opened for the crook since the keys were in close range. >> ♪
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>> time for a preview of "good morning america." >> robin roberts joining us live from the "gma" studios with the latest controversy coming out of the white house.
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robin. >> reporter: the latest one, yes, matt. backlash for president trump after his false claims that many of his predecessors did not call families of fallen soldiers. we're live from the white house with the reaction this morning. also ahead a new study warning about how hard kids are really getting hit in youth football. we're going to tell you what players and what positions are at the most risk and what researchers say can be done to cut down on some of those dangerous impact. plus, it's our "gma" block party live from austin texas with country superstar dirk bently taking over one very special neighborhood and performing some of his biggest hits for us this morning and gabriel union is going to be joining us live here in the studio as well. >> i'll be tuning in. >> a favorite of jeanette. >> reporter: all right, jeanette. >> all right. thanks robin. reason to watch. >> that's right. >> lots of reasons. i think she gave us two. we've got a new problem as you're heading out the door. i want to show you it live right now.
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a disabled vehicle. penndot on the scene. hood is up. they're trying to fix the car its on the ramp from woodhaven road to i-95 northbound. you got to watch for it blocking the right lane as you're kind of rounding the curve there so be careful. also on accident on 309 bethlehem pike right at park drive so watch for this accident in montgomery county, dave. >> karen, the weather center, cloud cover from yesterday is well off the coast at this point and we've got bright sunshine building across the region. unfortunately that cool air that arrived yesterday is still firmly locked in place. in allentown we're at 40. we're 38 degrees in trenton, 38 in wilmington, 39 in millville, 37 degrees if reading. and 42 in philadelphia. so, chilly enough certainly to get that jacket going and in fact this morning's temperatures are about the coolest we've experienced since last spring. 41 degrees by 7 o'clock. in philadelphia by noon, 53 and your high of 61 degrees probably hitting that at about 3, 4 o'clock this afternoon. matt and jeanette. >> thank you, david. the national retail federation estimates shoppers will spend $2.7 billion on
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halloween candy this year. a bulk sales company called the candy store figured out who buys what and where and well, that's what we see up here on this big map. >> this is important research. they spent a decade compiling data and came up with each state's favorite treat so here it is. pennsylvanians go for m&ms consuming a whopping 290,000 pounds of the candy coated chocolates. in delaware it's life savers and new jersey's tasting the rainbow with skittles coming in at number one. >> you look back here, you see one of the most popular ones, seems to be candy corn. >> oh, my goodness. so, okay, so i figured out a theory. my home state is rhode island they like candy corn which is a problem in itself but i'm convinced there's this millionaire buying all the candy corn. i've yet to meet someone who likes candy corn. >> it's at all those dishes when you trick-or-treat and no one eating it. it's like the halloween fruitcake. just a decoration.
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>> no one likes it. >> tell us what your favorite candy is or complain about something you don't like use #6abcaction on social media and we're going to go back over there, right? >> ♪
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>> ♪ >> top stories at 6:55. fire injured at least one
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person in an apartment building in south jersey. dozens of others were forced out into the cold on cooper landing road in cherry hill. a mother is in jail this morning suspected but not charged in the suspicious deaths of her two young boys in wilmington, delaware. the police chief says it appears the boys drowned. j. b. kelly elementary school in philadelphia's germantown section is closed for another day as crews work to get rid of mold. the school district says kelly will reopen tomorrow. >> multi-vehicle accident, it is jamming you up on 422 at 23. three vehicles involved and eastbound really heavy from oaks to 23. you can see that 13 minute travel time and an accident here on the turnpike near the neshaminy falls tolls and we're hearing now it's involving a tractor-trailer and another car blocking the right and center lanes so expect some slowing there, dave. >> karen, chilly this morning. we have temperatures ranging from the upper 30's to the low 40's and this afternoon plenty of sunshine but 61 degrees is all you'll see. hey, it gets milder starting tomorrow afternoon.
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>> mattmatt pelman. >> i gave matt pelman that for his birthday. >> that explains a lot. >> if you don't want it, i'll -- [laughter] >> that's it for now. "gma" is next. have a great day, everyone. >> candy corn. >> ♪ i no longer live with
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good morning, america. outrage growing this morning as the white house refuses to back down over president trump's false claims saying former presidents didn't reach out to families of fallen soldiers. >> if you look at president obama and other presidents, most of them didn't make calls. >> now the teams of three former presidents are firing back. breaking news, push for a massive recall. the new concerns about carbon monoxide leaks affecting more than a million ford explorers. the me too movement taking off. overnight, reese witherspoon speaking out saying she was attacked as a teen. now millions of women sharing their stories of sexual harassment and assault. plus, what our new pom is revealing about what so many women really face.


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