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"action news" delaware valley's leading news program. with rick williams, sara bloomquist, and meteorologist, david murphy. good afternoon, we begin with breaking news this noon, the pennsylvania turnpike is shot down in bucks county because of a tractor trailer that is partially hanging over the neshaminy creek, the cab of the truck is dangling off the westbound lane as approaching the route 1 interchange in bensalem. police say that the driver was able to get out of cab but it's unsure if he was hurt. there are several delays, all traffic is forced off at the bristol interchange and on to route 13, the area will be
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closed while crews remove the truck. one lane is getting by, and that is only the stuck traffic that is being let by at this point. once again all westbound traffic is forced off because of this tractor trailer that is jackknifed and hanging over the neshaminy creek. can you look for updates on our website at new screening for the ebola virus began today at newark interests international airport in new jersey. this after questioning of the handling of a patient by nurses in the hospital in dallas. >> reporter: health officials are continuing their efforts to control is this virus this as the list of people with possible exposure grows.
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amber vincent is now at emory hospital in atlantic, she is the second nurse at the dalles hospital to contract ebola. after caring for thomas eric duncan who died there last week. after the exposure she flew to planner wedding. >> if i was on that flight and i was in an enclosed space for her for three hours, that is enough reason for me to say i should be isolated and i should be quarantined. >> the cdc says vincent should not be flying. but abc news learned that she contacted cdc asked if she could be at the flight, and they gave
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her permission even though she had a slight fever. they say she initially misdiagnosed duncan and made mistakes afterwards and failed to provide information. >> meanwhile there are three closed in the dallas area that are john thank you. officials are also explaining this video of amber vincent's hospital transfer that took the internet by storm. one man is standing by the tarmac without protective equipment. others are wearing hazmat suits and wheeling her in a suit as well on to her flight. they say that the man in plain clothes was a representative for the airline.
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they say that the suit would have hindered him from helping them keep protocol. he was not assisting them and it is not airborne. can you follow the ebola at, you'll find updates on the affected nurses and the mesh airs to monitor the virus in the united states. traffic is moving again on the schuylkill expressway, following a deadly crash that caused big problems for the morning commute. one person was killed in the eastbound lanes of i-76 and drivers faced major delays on the expressway and several major arteries leading to it. we are waiting to hear the victim's name and the investigation into the crash is now underway. now chopper 6 is over a crash on the pennsylvania turnpike, up to six cars were
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involved in this crash in the eastbound lanes, no injuries were reported . most of that rain has moved out and it's shaping up to be a nice day. sky 6 is looking live at wilmington this noon, some places could see spotty showers later but overall not a bad thursday across the region, for more on that, lets head outside to david murphy. >> reporter: it sure is nice to be on the other side of all the heavy rain is that came in yesterday afternoon and last night. some of it is still falling during the morning broadcast but after 6:00 we saw the rain push past philadelphia and took a little later to get up north past trenton and now some cloud cover is not as click and we see sunny breaks out there. as we take a look at temperatures across the immediate region, mid-60s everywhere, and reading 62 and 67 in sea isle city and in atlantic city, 69 is the current number in philadelphia.
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and if you are heading to the playground over the next several hours, if we can imagine to get out of the clouds, we could get in the low 70s and upper 60s. a mix of clouds and sun overall and i am posting a spotty shower just in case, but it will be real spotty, in like places like the berks county area and the lehigh valley. i would encourage you in those areas to enjoy the outdoors. 72 is the anticipated high s. 5 degrees above the average high of 67. sara when i step inside in a little bid we'll track cool changes coming up as we move through the weekend, we are lowering our expectation a bit and i'll have the new numbers with the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast. >> it sounds like we are getting coats out. stay on top of the changing
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weather situation, visit for storm tracker 6 hourly forecast and seven-day forecast. philadelphia is welcoming another high-profile visitor today vernon odom is live now at penn's landing with details on the presidential visit. >> reporter: hello sara, of course this is not suppose to be a political event, but everything that comes out of washington is totally political we all know with midterm election as approaching soon. the theme here this morning is infrastructure and what is being done to improve commerce here in philadelphia. at this hour, the vice president and robert casey jr. among other politicians are touring this dredging project that is
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bringing millions of dollars that they have invested here to bring this from 30 feet to 45 feet, the goal is to allow larger container ships to come up river and unload here. a dredging company is focusing here at penn's landing at a 2.5 mile stretch, it's due to be dredged from now until the 1st of the year. this entire river project and dredging this part of the river is suppose to be completed sometime in 2017, the ultimate price tag of this some $300 million. vernon odom, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. governor tom corbett is expected to make an announcement for environmental protection efforts in pennsylvania. governor corbett will say pennsylvania is the first in the nation to safe guard 500,000
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acres. also today governor corbett plans to sign a new law requiring stricter background tests for teachers in pennsylvania. it will force schools to conduct the checks before hiring anyone that has direct can't with students. they could face penalties for hiding information on suspected abuse or misconducted or providing false information. a pennsylvania lawmaker got into a shootout with would be robber, marty flynn said they tried to hold him up along with a colleague on a harrisburg street. >> turn around and there is a guy with a gun pointed at my face. i pulled the gun and he saw me and he fired and i started firing. >> no one was actually shot, at least three suspects are in
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police custody. representative flynn is a former prison guard and he is licensed to carry a gun. still to come on "action news" at noon, a pregnant woman leads police on a high speed chase. and the common believe about weight loss it called in question. those details in health check and meteorologist, david murphy
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ing. an update now in the breaking news story. the pennsylvania turnpike remains shut down because of a tractor trailer that is partially hanging over the neshaminy creek, this is a shot from the ground here from the action cam, you can see the cab of the truck damaging off the westbound lane as approaching the route 1 interchange into been same many. the fuel tank was ruptured and fuel is leaking into the neshaminy creek below tx the driver did get out of truck and we are unsure of injuries. major delays on the turnpike and all traffic is being forced off at bristol. and all traffic is closed until the police can get this truck
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off this bridge in the westbound lane, by the looks of this it will take a while, watch for updates at to other news, police are trying to figure out what sparked this vicious fight on a crowded train near baltimore. this shows a 51-year-old man fighting off two younger men, at one point one opens the doors on the moving train and tried to push the man out. they are looking for their own voice video of this attack. >> a mother is facing criminal charges for a woman pulling her daughter's hair. she said she pulled the hair so hard she had internal bleeding. she is charged with aggravated assault and endangering the welfare of a child. to other news, amazon plans
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to -- we'll go to a different story here -- a pregnant woman and her husband led police on a high speed chase in iowa. but they had good reason, rachel cohen was minutes away from having her baby. ben cohen was going 85 in a 55 miles per hour zone, when he saw the flashing lights. he listened to his wife and police threw tire strips on the highway to stop the suv. >> i was on the middle of the highway having contractions with guns pointed at me. >> i was thinking the baby would be born in the street. once the police realized what was happening, the couple got an escort to the hospital.
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amazon plans to hire 85,000 seasonal workers to get through the seasonal rush, they will work in packing and shipping centers and the national retail federation will pack and sort through the holidays. other retailers like macy's and kohls will boost their seasonal hiring. new research is questioning the popular belief about dieting, previous dieting say that rapid weight loss is more difficult to maintain than the slow and steady approach. but a study in australia says there is no support for that belief.
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they found that people that lost weight more quickly over a 12 week period were more successful than those that followed a 36 week plan and they say that statements that associate rapid weight loss with rapid weight gain is a myth. lisa thomas-laury is here with the art of aging report. >> our heartbeats and we take it for grooanted until something gs wrong. >> david remembers being a commercial truck driver, but this spring became so sick he thought it was the end of the road. >> tests showed that he had pneumonia but also a bad heart valve, and an aneurism, you could die if it bursts but there
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is usually no symptoms. >> sometimes a pain in the chest but sometimes in the back. >> they say now that aneurisms can be caught earlier and they can slow the growth of small ones, and for ones like ward had, there is surgery. >> we replace this segment with a new plastic tube and with very complex operations, patients tend to do very well. >> was up the day after my surgery and i haven't stopped. the odds of having surgery increases with age and you can lower your risk by not smoking and keeping your blood pressure under control and knowing your history because aneurisms run in families. the "action news" team is work on news stories beginning at 4:00. lets check in with alicia vitarelli.
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>> reporter: hey sara, many of us know people that are allergic to pets, but we'll introduce to you a dog who is actually allergic to humans and it's a bizarre start to a political debate. and one that refused to come on stage and left his opponent alone standing in front of a crowd. and a local consignment store, one woman that is helping you buy designer clothes and earn a few bucks for the ones you already own. >> accuweather is coming up when
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david is back now with a check of accuweather forecast. it's nice to see the sun. >> oh, yes, and even dry
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conditions, finally the rain is off to the north and east of philadelphia. it's not here any longer. as we look out on sky 6, we are dealing with cloud cover and oakley the sun breaks through over on the left hand portion of your screen, those of you watching on hd can see brightening on the left hand side of the bridge, every now and then the sun breaks through the clouds and we hope to see more and more of that. 65 is the current temperature and the dew point 36 and a lot of us in the mid-60s across the region and breezy at times and the winds out of the southwest not bad but 10 miles per hour in philadelphia. 64 in allentown and 62 in reading. mid-60s in wilmington, trenton, and at the shore we are up to 68 at the airport. and that main rain that came through overnight is up to the north along with the thicker clouds and you see a lot of cloud cover here, it is the sort that will probably give way and allow some sun in later on,
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should that happen we'll get the temperatures up a bit and a high of 72 degrees in allentown and i'm posting a shower and it's a small chance, it's light and quick, 70 is the high in atlantic city. clouds mixing out with some sun and drying out and feeling comfortable down the shore when the rain was coming down. 72 is your high in philadelphia, clouds mixing with sun and a spotty shower can't be ruled out but the day is largely dry for most of you and the wins are out of the southwest at 7 to 14 miles per hour, not all that strong. tonight cooler with a low of 56 degrees and partly cloudy skies and still above average and not too bad for an overnight low, for the evening commute not too bad, mainly dry conditions with clouds and sun and we'll get up to the low 70s by 4:00, and then be down to 70 on the nose by 5:30 and down to the mid-60s by 7:00, a falloff in temperatures
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when the sun goes down, still flies and ahead of it we should see a fair amount of sunshine and mild conditions with a high around 70, with the front coming through on saturday, behind it cooler air is behind it for sunday. tomorrow looking like a great day here but not so much in bermuda, because hurricane gonzalo, that is still a category 4, and winds that strengthened up to 140 and some cases higher than that is on a straight track to go to bermuda and arriving on friday afternoon. so tomorrow afternoon rough conditions for bermuda and it will be a category 3, first time since 2003 that bermuda has seen a storm that strong. and we are partly sunny and 70 and saturday a mix of sun and clouds and 70 is the high and a front will be coming through triggering that and behind the
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front there is the drop in temperatures, we are going for a high of 55 on sunday, lots of sun but windy and cool and only the upper 50s, monday, tuesday and wednesday and rain arriving tuesday. >> david thank you. >> there is much more ahead in the next half hour of "action news" at noon, we'll be right
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"action news" at 12:30
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continues, with rick williams, sara bloomquist and meteorologist, david murphy. more u.s. airports start screening passengers coming from west africa, we are live with the latest on ebola fears. and a tractor trailer jackknifes and the cab is left dangling over a creek in bucks county. we'll have an update live from chopper 6 over the scene and consumer reports tests the latest laptop combinations to see which are the best for your money. and passenger as rising from west africa at four additional airports in the united states will have their temperature taken today. the screening using no touch thermometers arrived at jfk in new york, they start at chicago, washington and atlanta and newark, new jersey. it's part of an efforts to keep travelers from bringing ebola
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into the united states. about 150 people travel daily from liberia, sierra leone and guinea to the united states. karen travers is here with more. >> reporter: just a few moments ago that abc news learned that nina pham will be transferred to the national institute of health here outside of washington, d.c. in bethesda, maryland. but the fears around the country are growing and medical experts say that the way to combat that through facts. the facts are clear, ebola is not easily transmitted but that has not stopped the concerns across the nation. >> president obama tried to reassure americans about the dangers of ebola. >> the dangers of you contracting ebola and the
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dangers of an outbreak are extraordinarily low. but the fears are spreading farther than the actual virus. there are two students from dallas that were on the same flight as amber vincent. the district decided to close an elementary and middle school today as a precaution and at least two of the 132 passengers are voluntarily quarantining themselves. i washed all my clothes and cleaned my luggage and keeping everyone completely away from my house. and three of vincent's relatives are employed by the university. and they have asked them to stay home for the 21 day period for the self monitoring. >> those precautions put us in a situation that we are at low
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risk on our campus. and congress is calling on bans from travel to countries with the ebola outbreak and officials say these are based on fear and not science. >> you only get ebola if you have contact with bodily fluid. >> but you can get the flu from casual contact, so they are urging americans to get the flu shot, because that is a more immediate threat. >> thank you karen. officials in philadelphia are set to meet today to discuss the ebola virus, and if we are prepared for possible cases here. "action news" reporter david henry joins us here from city hall with more on that. >> good afternoon this is a joint hearing with the city council public safety and public health committees, they want to know who is doing what to prepare for a possible ebola
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case popping up here. the head of the health committee says this is an effort to tamp down fear by getting to the facts. >> we need the factses out there so i can choose what level a threat actually is. >> the two nurses affected by the ebola in dallas are 1300 miles away from philadelphia but fear of ebola has sfred here and across the country and cities like philadelphia have to be prepared to handle an ebola case. it has one of the largest populations from liberia, the kubt hardest hit by the ebola virus. there will be representatives of several hospitals and the airline. it's a chance for various agencies to spring board off each other with ideas and they have questions about safety and treatment. >> all the questions we'll ask
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and hopefully it's not to embarrass anyone but to be prepared and make corrective action steps when we don't have anything in space. >> and even if the recommended safe guards are in place, are they adequate? that gets underway a half hour from now. david henry, channel 6 "action news." >> david thank you. >> you can follow the latest from the eastbound ebola concerns at you can find the latest measures to monitor the virus here in the united states. now to a developing story we brought you at the top of the hour, chopper 6 hd was over the pennsylvania turnpike where it remains shut down because of this tractor trailer that is partially hanging over the neshaminy creek, it's dangling off the westbound lanes approaching the interchange in ben salem. the driver got out of wreckage and police are letting some of the stuck traffic get by in the left lane, there are major
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delays and all westbound traffic is forced off at the bristol interchange and on to route 13. the turnpike will be closed in this area until police can remove that truck. now the truck's saddle tank was ruptured in the crash and the fuel is leaking into the creek below, crews are on scene trying to contain it. stay with us for updates on the traffic situation and get more information on a driver was killed this morning in a rollover crash on the schuylkill expressway, it happened just after 5:00 a.m. on the eastbound lanes between the montgomery drive and girard exits. the accident backed up traffic on and around the schuylkill for hours, the cause of the one vehicle crash is unknown and the driver has not yet been identified . two armed men made off with an entire cash register in a 7-eleven in wissinoming.
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it happened here near torresdale. nobody was hurt in the robbery and police are reviewing surveillance video. turning to the forecast now the skies are clearing after last night's intense rain, lets look live at sky 6 hd looking at penn's landing and the ben franklin bridge. a few clouds out there but a lot better. david murphy is now at the big board with a look at how much rain fell overnight. >> they were impressive the farther north and west you were. we are precipitation free except for that big cluster of heavy rain that is thankfully well off the coast, a heavy downpour in some parts of region in the afternoon and then into the night, can you see how most of the heavy rain highlighted with the yellow, oranges and reds and darker shades of green missed philadelphia and went through the western suburbs, it was off the coast according to what we showed you yesterday.
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that is one good thing about it it departed on time. 3.89 inches in lancaster, that is almost 4, over 3 officially in reading, and over 2.5 in the poconos and 1.5 in allentown and an inch in philadelphia. some areas shy of that in areas closer to the i-95 corridor. some twitter followers are reporting high numbers, this is cody in lees port, pennsylvania, look at the red float, that is showing more than 3 inches of rain in his backyard, no surprise given the numbers i showed you. reading yesterday actually went for a record, 2.98 inches of rain until midnight. that means yesterday set a daily record for rainfall on that date and the official total was higher than that in reading because the rain kept going after mid nitd. yes there is cloud cover there,
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but not as thick as the clouds that brought us rain, there is a little shower activity to the west that could try to break through today but it's few and far between and most of you will stay dry. temperatures the rest of way, if we continue to have breaks in the clouds we have a good shot at 72, and then down to 71 by 4:00, by 6:00 we are back into the 60s and staying in the 60s and falling to the 60s by 8:00 and 10:00 down to 61. i'll have another look at the forecast coming up in a few minutes. >> thank you david. the work of a renowned photographer is on display at the philadelphia museum of art. his work spans six decades and captures his travels in places like mexico, egypt, and romania,
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after philadelphia it moves to switzerland, spain and the uk. and still to come they survived an avalanche in nepal, we'll have that coming up. >> plus, meteorologist, david murphy returns with the exclusive accuweather forecast. when "action news" at noon comes right back.
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the sentencing phase in the oscar pistorius trial continues in south africa, a relative of his slain girlfriend took the stand. she said that pistorius must pay for what he has done and does not believe his courtroom apology to the family was sincere. ultimately the judge will decide the punishment the athlete will receive. pistorius was found guilty of
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culpable homicide last year. and now the total dead is 27 for the avalanche in the mountains of nepal, 17 people are still missing and the searches continue now that the weather is improving. several people described the ordeal. >> lost people i had been with and i couldn't see anything and i was stuck in snow to here. >> it's very frightening. >> it's tragedy happened 100 miles from the capital cat man due, this is peak hiking season. and make a wish oregon arranged for 4-year-old soren to star as a super hero in a movie, he takes on monsters that kidnapped his sister and thanks to his amazing strength he
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rescued her. in life is he battling a rare childhood cancer. tablets are one of the fastest growing consumer electronics but sales are tapering off. and now there is a new product that combines a tablet and a laptop. nydia han checks to see if they are worth considering. >> tablets are great on the go, light weight and easy to carry. laptops are great for getting the job done. several electronics companies are trying to give people the best of both, with detachables that convert from a laptop to a tablet and consumer reports is testing several models. detachables work like a laptop or a tablet if that is what you need. but so far they are not overly
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impressed with what is on the market. >> we tested them and the problem is they don't do particularly well as either. as a laptop they are not as fast or powerful, as a tablet they tend to be a little bit heavy. on this model you can't adjust the viewing of the screen like can you on a standard laptop. and you don't get 3 gigs of memory and most laptops have 4. and the microsoft surface pro 3 was rated best. >> at 12 inches it's screen is larger than most other tablets. >> it has a surface pen, camera and memory card reader and starts at $800. nydia han, channel 6 "action
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david murphy is back with the accuweather forecast, things
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shaping up to be nice, especially after yesterday. only room for improvement. >> lots of accidents and wet roads but no more. we have sunshine breaking through the clouds occasionally and in fact, we have shown you this picture repeatedly, it's getting brighter and brighter and in this last view you see blue skies breaking out with temperatures bouncing back over the next couple of hours with the sun breaking through. mild for now, that is the first highlight in your forecast, cooler air will be arriving, we'll show you how cool in a moment, 65 at the moment and the dew point is falling down below the 60 degree threshold for air, and winds out of the southwest at 10 miles per hour. and satellite and radar showing how the rain plowed through but was out by 6:00 a.m.
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future tracker 6, this afternoon showing bits and pieces of shower activity especially north and west of philadelphia, it won't last long and will not be very heavy at all and not something to worry about. clouds and some sun today, that is your call, the spotty shower up to the north and west, winding up to be a sprinkle, 72 in allentown, 72 in philadelphia, down the shore 70 and even numbers across the region, and through the rest of the day and into the evening, we see the temperatures fall this afternoon into the low 70s and eventually hitting the mid-60s and the low 60s by 9:00 tonight and the overnight low is 66 degrees, a little bit on the cool side, tomorrow we have a couple of clouds out there to talk about early in the day particularly our morning forecast, a particularly bright day and fairly mild, and they look at the national temperature map, there is cooler air in
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chicago and bismark coming out of canada and by sunday the cool air will transfer to the east by the front and cause a big change for us, the exclusive accuweather forecast, 72 for height and a mix of clouds and sun and more sun building now into the early afternoon hours. breezy and not too bad, if we see a shower it's north and west and not much of anything. tomorrow partly sunny and 70 and another nice day, and then we head into the weekend and we feel the change, a mix of sun and clouds ahead of it 69 degrees, could be a shower around at night, i think that the big issue for union fans for the final regular season union match, the final match of the year at ppl park will be sweatshirt weather, we'll see temperatures fall to the low 60s during that final home match and behind that front, windy and cooler on sunday with a high of just 55 degrees, that will be a
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big change, notice the low on sunday night, 42 and that means when you wake up on sunday morning at dawn to get your commutes going, low 40s in philadelphia and some in the 30s, i think i may be coming to work in my winter coat for the first time on monday morning. tuesday and wednesday we hold highs in the upper 50s and rain arriving on tuesday with lingering showers possible. it's pretty mild this week we could have done without the rain. >> okay david, thank you. >> topping the people scene this noon, the death of la bomba actress, elizabeth pena. she died earlier this week from an illness, her hollywood career spans decades, she recently played sophia vergara's mother on modern family. she was 55 years old. >> neil patrick harris is chosen
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11-year-old girl who never had a dance lesson in her life shows off a mind blowing routine and much more right now at >> okay david is here with another quick check from accuweather. >> we show you sky 6 throughout the last hour and how the conditions are getting brighter out there and now the sun is breaking through the clouds, we'll see the numbers go up a bit and some of us will go up to the mid-70s. a mix of clouds and perhaps increasing sunshine in philadelphia today. winds across the region are 7 to 14 and 71 is the forecast high and 71 in parts of south jersey and at the shore 70s up and down the coastline, on the breezy
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side and a much better day today than what we enjoyed yesterday. >> sort of. >> sort of right. >> thank you david. we want to go back to our developing story this noon, chopper 6 hd is live once again over the pennsylvania turnpike where it remains shut down in buck county, the tractor trailer jackknifed and the front of the cab is hanging over the neshaminy creek and it has been moved back on to the roadway, all westbound traffic is forced off at the bristol interchange and on to route 13, can you get more updates on the situation here at that will do it for "action news" at noon, don't forget to join us for "action news" at 4:00, 5:00 and 6:00. for david murphy, rick williams and the entire "action news" team i'm sara bloomquist have a great afternoon.
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today on "the chew," meals so hot, they're guaranteed to get you fired up. and one of television's hottest chefs, giada, is getting all hot and bothered over buffalo shrimp with a goat cheese dipping sauce. plus, i'm putting out some fires with cool cocktails like this boozy pumpkin smoothie. then -- >> now this is a fish. >> -- it's all work and all play on carla's tasty hawaiian vaca. >> mahalo. >> it all starts right now, on "the chew." [ cheers and applause ] >> good afternoon and welcome "the chew." all right, who here is ready to get fired up? [ cheers and applause ] good, because today we're