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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 4:30 a.m. on this tuesday november 21st. >> we're following some breaking news. a deadly pedestrian crash is causing traffic problems on a south jersey roadway right now. >> police are trying to figure out what happened to a man whose body was found at a montgomery county shopping center. >> and you'll notice something different at philadelphia city hall that will dazzle your eyes. >> it is pretty cool. also we have a warmup coming today. let's get details from david and karen. >> wouldn't it have been nice if the warmup was on thanksgiving when somebody is outside all morning? >> yeah. >> that would have been nice. >> we all just feel terrible about that for you.
>> you should. >> so, right now we've got cloud cover as a little bit around the region but generally speaking we're expecting mainly sunny skies, some clouds every now and then across the sky cover above you. 27 degrees right now in allentown. we are talking about a warmup but it's not here yet. 33 degrees in trenton. 40 degrees in philadelphia. 35 in wilmington. 29 in reading and those are numbers up here actually colder than they are -- or were yesterday at this time. 45 in millville and 48 down in cape may. and as we take a look at winds and what the winds are doing to us, not too bad today in terms of the actual winds. most areas are either calm or in the mid single digits but it's still enough to drive that wind chill down into the 20's up in allentown and a 35-degree wind chill in philadelphia so bottom line is it's cold again to start out and you'll need a decent coat early. however, we go into the afternoon you get to 55 by noon. 58 by 2 o'clock and i'm expecting a high of 59 right around 3 o'clock this afternoon. this afternoon will be a lot
easier to take. we do that, chill down again for thanksgiving and i'll have more on that coming up karen. >> all right, dave. crews on the scene live on the schuylkill expressway. this is westbound between montgomery avenue and city avenue. we see the construction crews, they're out here blocking the left lane with construction so a little tricky as you exit off for city avenue. also we have a fire location in upper providence on meadow view lane at egypt road. watch for crews on the scene there. in delaware on 495 between 12th and philadelphia pike we have this overnight construction. two lanes are blocked in each direction. when this stays out there it always gives us headaches as you're trying to come out of delaware so we'll be watching for that to happen right now. also this accident investigation after a fatal accident scene still affecting traffic this morning. the black horse pike is closed right now at ganttown road in both directions while crews are on the scene. if you're in this area, stick to egg harbor road to get around it matt and tam. >> that is our breaking news. let's get more details on it.
thank you, karen. a vehicle struck and killed a pedestrian in and washington township new jersey. it happened on the east black horse pike near ganttown road. "action news" reporter katherine scott is live there right now with what she knows so far. katherine. >> reporter: matt, i just spoke to a friend of the victim who says he was walking with her when this happened. he says that she was a woman in her 60's. i'm not going to say her name right now because it's unclear if family has been notified. you can see at this point the police investigation is ongoing here in washington township. this happened around 2:30 a.m. at ganttown road, the northbound lanes of 42 are closed right now for the investigation. the southbound lanes are getting by. the friend told me that he and the victim had just left the nearby golden luck motel. that's where they stay. they were walking to a denny's down the street. he told me they were crossing at the intersection. he says the light was red. he says that she was behind him and that he turned around and she was just gone.
he says that she was struck and thrown by a truck that had come through the intersection and was pronounced dead on the scene. the truck did stop. so far police haven't commented on the circumstances here. there are a number of businesses in the area but it's unclear if police have found any footage that can help in this investigation but as far as getting around this morning, the northbound lanes here at ganttown road at 42 they are closed. the southbound lanes are getting by,. of course we'll bring you any updates as we get them. live in washington township katherine scott, channel6 "action news. >> katherine thank you. and also a man's body has been found in a shopping center in plymouth township montgomery county and how he died is still a mystery to investigators. jeanette reyes is live at the scene on 400 block of ridge pike. good morning, jeanette. >> reporter: good morning, tam. crime scene investigators were here into the late night hours collecting evidence and combing through the crime scene here as they are now -- or the scene. they are now considering this
a possible homicide. take a look here overhead from chopper6 hd. this is above the shopping plaza where i am right now in the 400 block of ridge pike in plymouth township. the discovery of the body was made before 6:00 monday evening. the scene is fairly large. it takes up two parking lots. it appears a blood trail was the reason for that but police seemed to focus their efforts on several cars here, one of them this dark colored car was carefully inspected for any evidence. we're not sure yet what, if anything, they were able to retrieve from it but that car was eventually towed away. now, this morning there is no official word on how this person died but they may have been stabbed. of course, we are working to get some new information. as soon as we get that we'll make sure to pass it right along. reporting live in plymouth township, jeanette reyes channel6 "action news." >> jeanette thank you. a delaware day care owner is facing charges of abuse after police say she dragged
and kicked children in her care. this is 46-year-old angela fluella. detectives went to the day care on margaret drive yesterday morning. that's where they watched security video in the home that they report shows the abuse. she was arrested and jailed. >> we are learning more about the heroic rescue efforts to save fire victims during that massive blaze at a senior living community in west chester. the wind swept inferno broke out thursday night at the barclay friends senior living community. surveillance footage shows first responders racing to rescue the 137 residents. more than two dozen people were hurt. a 92-year-old man his 89-year-old wife, 85-year-old woman and a 93-year-old woman remain unaccounted for. >> the firefighters told me that they kept going back in there until their helmets were melting and cracked. police officers were running in there without any breathing
apparatus. >> federal investigators believe the fire started in the rear of the main building but they do not know how. >> the fbi needs help identifying a center city bank robber. a man robbed a citizens bank on the 1200 block of market street just after 2 o'clock yesterday. he handed the teller a threatening demand note and took off with cash. the man is considered armed and dangerous. call police, don't approach, if you think you recognize the suspect. >> 6abc part of a new holiday tradition in philadelphia. it is called deck the hall light show and the hall being city hall. "action news" reporter christie ileto was at last night's debut. >> ♪ >> it's beautiful and you don't even feel it's cold outside because you're watching how pretty the lights are. >> reporter: colorful lights dance along the west market street side of city hall. >> ♪ >> reporter: the intricate spectacle is the debut the
deck the hall light show. >> we're always looking for something to do in the community that will kind of align ourselves a little closer with our viewers and the people that support us. >> reporter: every hour on the half hour, crowds swelled dillworth park trying to capture the holiday magic. even the youngest of spectators were mess mer rised. >> it light the light up. >> reporter: what was your favorite. >> the songs, the music. it's so emotional. it was so colorful. >> couple years ago none of this was down here. now all of a sudden everything is down here. >> we're getting things done in the city. come on down bring your money and shop and eat and dine and take -- and have a couple glasses of wine and enjoy the holiday. >> this year it's an awesome addition. >> i don't know how they can top that. i'm sure they'll think of something. >> reporter: don't worry, the light show runs until the new year. christie ileto channel6 "action news." >> looks beautiful.
rehearsals for the 6abc dunkin donuts thanksgiving day parade are well under way on the parkway. >> one, two, three, four, five, six, seven. >> last night we caught up with several groups practicing in front of the art museum. on thursday, they will perform in front of thousands of spectators at the oldest thanksgiving day parade in the country. the parade kicks off at 8:30 and is hosted by rick williams and cecily tynan. you can watch it from the comfort of your home right here on 6abc. >> feeling like the holidays, isn't it. >> it is. >> i'm in. the trump administration expected to impose new sanctions on north korea. >> charlie rose is suspended. the latest blockbuster report on sexual harassment. his response when we come back. >> new video shows a massive fire that sent flames shooting into the sky overnight and it's still burning now. david. >> wow. we have a little bit of cloud cover around this morning but it looks like it's going to fade off to the east pretty quickly and we're expecting mostly sunny skies.
>> ♪ >> welcome back. this place is going to be busy over the next few days. folks going to grandma's, grandma coming to them. that is philadelphia international airport but at least it may be cold but it's nice and clear out there right now. >> so, karen did have a really good idea. >> uh-huh. >> moving today's forecast -- >> yes. >> -- up a couple days to thursday. >> right, that's great. i mean, can you work on that. >> i'm going to stick with accuweather. >> pray on it. >> chilly for thanksgiving but it's not going to rain so it's a thanksgiving where you can go and enjoy yourself if you want to go down to the parade. storm tracker6 live double scan right now and we are dry this morning. as we take a look outside, we are looking at sky6 and center city. there have been a few clouds sweeping through overnight but we expect fairly brigh start today and i think today is overall going to wind up mostly sunny with maybe a few more high clouds filtering in at times.
your temperature is 40 degrees right now. a lot of suburbs down into the 30's so it is another chilly start this morning. winds south-southwest at 7 miles per hour. the winds overall not as strong as yesterday. nonetheless, chilly enough especially in those burbs for a winter type jacket. you'll not need it this afternoon, however. shades also appropriate as there goes those clouds. you can see how they're moving over towards the east. there will i be a little bit of high cloud cover filtering in later as i said but overall we'll call today breezy milder and mostly sunny. 42 degrees by 8 o'clock. 49 by 10 o'clock and already you can see by 10 o'clock how we are getting a lot better off than we were yesterday temperature-wise. by noon, a comfortable 55. and we're expecting a high near 60 at about 3 o'clock before we slide back down to 54 degrees by 6 o'clock. high temperatures across the region, all improved over yesterday. 56 degrees in allentown, 56 today inreading, 57 in trenton, 59 in philadelphia, wilmington and millville. and about 58 in cape may and up the coast on the boardwalk in atlantic city. clouds mixing with some a little breezy but not bad.
now, late tonight at about 11 o'clock, cecily tynan might have a couple of little sprinkles and showers beginning to develop on radar and in the overnight hours, there is a chance that some of this balloons a little bit. i think this model run may actually be overselling the intensity of the rain. i think this is mostly light to moderate showers. this is 4:30 when we're on the air in the in so think that this stuff is going to get over to the east very quickly. this model makes us wait until about 9, 10 o'clock before the last raindrops are over by the coast. i think it might actually get out of here faster and then we transition back to a lot of sun. in terms of traveling tomorrow, well, those early showers are possible but they're done fast. the sun comes back. notice how the temperature gets up to 53 at noon and then drops by 4:00 to 52. i'm expecting a high tomorrow of 54 but i think it could come a little after lunchtime and then those temperatures le abt as th day goes on. 54 tomorrow. early showers not really much of a problem, temperatures falling. on thanksgiving high pressure builds in but that will
come -- bring with it a cooler flow out of the north and that means it will be sunny and the calm but chilly for thanksgiving. your exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast, breezy and milder today, a high of 59. a little sprinkle or shower overnight tonight into early tomorrow morning. and then wednesday, clouds to sun, 54. on thanksgiving, it will be chill to start out. as you're getting up around dune head round dawn, probably up top 40 by the end of the parade. bundle up, it's a bright sunny day and you can enjoy the festivities. 45 is your afternoon high. on friday partly sunny back to 52. 55 on saturday with maybe a sprinkle around at night, no big deal there and then on sunday, we're chilly again and we are dropping all the way to 45 degrees for a high and it will be brisk and chilly for the eagles and the bears -- i guess the bears are used to playing on lake michigan, used to chilly conditions but nevertheless eagles are flying high. >> a massive gas line fire sent flames shooting into the
night sky in michigan. police blocked off the area in orion township northwest of detroit and ordered temporary evacuations. firefighters are allowing the fire to just simply burn itself out. there are no reports of any injuries. >> happening today, president trump says the treasury department will begin rolling out the new sanctions on north korea. yesterday the trump administration placed the rogue nation back on a list of countries designated as state sponsors of terrorism. north korea was on the list for decades but was removed by the george w. bush administration as part of an effort to salvage talks and end its nuclear ambitions. that does not seem to have worked. president trump says the decision to reenlist the country was long overdue. >> a total of eight women have accused broadcast journalist charlie rose of sexual misconduct. three of those women have gone on the record. cbs news has suspended rose and pbs has halted distribution of the charlie rose show. the women former interns and employees told the washington post that rose groped them, walked naked in front of them
and told one of them he had fantasies of her swimming nude in his pool. in a statement, rose says he is deeply embarrassed and apologized for his behavior. a second woman has come forward to accuse senator al franken of inappropriate sexual behavior. lindsey menz claims franken pulled her close and touched her behind. franken issued a statement saying i take thousands of photos at the state fair surrounded by hundreds of people and i certainly don't remember taking this picture. i feel badly that she came away from our interaction feeling disrespected. franken says he does not plan to resign from his minnesota senate seat. >> it's 4:47 and uber is making it a little easier for riders to spot uber vehicles. details coming up in business. >> an airman is brought to tears hugging his daughter for the first time in a year. a reunion is coming up. >> ♪ really?
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>> ♪ >> that sounded like my mr. matt o'donnell. yes, it was, indeed. let's look outside right now. good morning, everybody, it's tuesday morning. we're live on 42. that's your northbound traffic here at creek road coming up from deptford or turnersville traveling northbound here at creek road. you're just fine. but you go further south on
that on the black horse pike and that's where we have this fatal accident investigation. katherine scott has been reporting live on the scene telling us that the northbound lanes are closed on the black horse pike at ganttown road but southbound lanes have reopened after a fatal accident. crews are still on the scene investigating the accident so the northbound lanes e towards 42 and heading towards the city are blocked. you can stick to egg harbor road to get around that. also on the a.c. expressway westbound at route 73, we have some overnight construction out here blocking the right lane so that is causing a slow go there as well and live on the schuylkill westbound at 30th street we've had the right lane blocked. we can still see the cones that are set up there. eastbound, though, the construction has cleared, matt. >> sounds good. thank you, karen. time for your first look at business here at the big board. the u.s. justice department is suing to stop at&t's proposed $85 billion take overof time warner. the government says bills will rise because there will be less competition. at&t says it will not sell
parts of time warner like cnn in order to get the deal done. the major stock indices ended money in the green the dow going up 72, nasdaq seven, s & p three. uber wants to help customers more easily find their drivers. the ride sharing company has rolled out new glowing windshields called beacons. customers can look for their driver by selecting a color via the uber app and that color will glow accordingly on their car. >> live on "action news" a father surprising his daughter after being overseas for a year. >> daddy! [laughter] >> staff sergeant matthew bias flew from south korea to nebraska to be with hi five-year-old daughter mckinley. >> being around your family, being around your kids, seeing -- getting to see her,
it's -- it's what makes what we do have a purpose. >> the family plans to make the most of this short lived homecoming. he'll be going on to italy come december 3rd. >> so many sacrifices during the holidays. 4:53 and new this morning, a west philadelphia building with apartments and store front up in flames. that is coming up at 5:00 a.m. >> lifeguards called swimmers out of the watera d with good cause. that thing in the middle of your screen is a crocodile playing in the surf. that's coming up next. >> ♪ when you have a cold.
>> south florida beachgoers found themselves sharing the surf with a crocodile. he doesn't like to synchronize swim so leave him alone. lifeguards at the popular hollywood beach kept back a large crowd that gathered to watch. the crock disappeared in the waves and returned later. the large reptile eluded trappers by going in and out of the waves but the wildlife officers were eventually able to capture it. >> the pennsylvania game commission says more than 660 bears were killed across the state over the weekend. the season started on saturday. rain over the weekend reduced and visibility for many hunters resulting in a lower total of bears killed on the first day of the state's hunting season than in previous years. the firearms hunting season for bears ends tomorrow. >> two chester township cheer squads have made it to the
national pop warner cheering dance championship in orlando and now they're trying to raise the money so tht they can go. >> ♪ the chester township cougar cheerleaders were busy working on their routine last night. they are planning a number of fundraisers over the next weeks so that all 16will be able competition. >> good luck to them. >> yeah. >> 4:57 now. and new this morning rapper meek mill offers a message to his supporters pushing for his release from priso >> preliminary report into the plane crash that killed former phillies pitcher roy halladay has been released. >> the holidays are almost here. that means family and friends, plenty of hugs. the girl scouts however are urgi parents n their daughters or sons to hug relatives. the controversial opinion later in the morning buzz. >> ♪
>> ♪ >> "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 5 o'clock on this tuesday november 21st. we're following breaking news. >> a deadly pedestrian crash is causing traffic problems on a south jersey roadway right now. we're live on the scene as police investigate. >> new this morning, firefighters battle huge flames that damage a store front and apartments in west philadelphia. >> you won't have to stand in line to see santa at one popular store but you'll have to call ah an appointment. ancy this year. >> wow. it is the busiest time of year