tv Action News ABC October 31, 2014 5:00am-5:31am EDT
>> good morning everyone, it is 5:00 a.m. on this friday, october 31 we're following several breaking stories. >> smoke and flames tore through an apartment building in west philadelphia. >> the man were noted for killing a pennsylvania state -- a man wanted for killing a pennsylvania state trooper is now in custody after 48 days on the run. we're live in the poconos. >> trick or treat. accuweather breaks down your halloween forecast hour by hour. >> let's go over to david murphy and karen rogers good morning to you both. >> reporter: good morning, we'll check out sun this morning, as we check out satellite, you can
see the clouds are on the march from two different directions. we have clouds to the west and the south and two of they say systems will conspire to make things grayer as the day goes on. 42 in philadelphia. 35 in allentown. we had briefly dropped to the freezing mark in the lehigh valley, but we're above it again. 35 in reading, 36 in trenton. 35 in millville. mid 40s do you want shore. as we head out the door to start the car or catch the bus, temperatures on or about 40 between 6:00 and 8:00 in philadelphia, mainly clear, not all that windy this morning. as we roll through the halloween day this afternoon, 41 -- 44 by 9:00. 51 by noon, 57 by 3:00 p.m. could be drizzle drops for trick or treating tonight, but most of
you are dry. but we'll have changes for the weekend call. >> reporter: we do, david. as we look live on the schuylkill expressway past belmont heading toward center city no problems all lanes are back open at this point. on the big picture we have an accident city avenue southbound at kings grant drive. katherine scott has been reporting on the fire location in west philadelphia. you'll see crews at 62nd and chestnut street. look for that one. we have an accident investigation going on after a multi-vehicle accident route 13 is closed in falls township bucks county. instead of 13 take new falls road or all bristol pike. construction crews out there blocking not one, but two lanes on the turnpike willow grove in the process of moving on out, should not be a process too much longer. >> we're following breaks news, the capture of the suspected cop
killer eric frein. u.s. marshals took frein into custody yesterday evening near a vacant airplane hangar in monroe county. 45 miles southwest of blooming grove where frein is accused of killing one trooper and wounding another on september 12. chad perdelli has more live from the capture scene in monroe county. >> reporter: we're down the road from where frein was captured at 6:30. right now they are conducting a search warrant looking for more evidence against him. according to state police he was outside in a field from that hangar. he was unarmed, but had weapons nearby. he was tired and weary from a an unrelenting pursuit by law enforcement. state police say it was a quiet take down, but ended a 48 day had an hunt for fbi's most
wanted. >> the marshall's service had a team out at an abandoned airport. when they approached they saw an individual that they thought was eric frein and they ordered him to surrender and get down on his knees and raise his hands. once they approached him. he admitted his identity and taken into custody. >> he placed in bryon dickson state police cruiser and handcuffed with the murder trooper's cuffs. >> based on on the facts in evidence, we already have, mr. frein has been charged with murder in the first degree, homicide of a law enforcement officer, attempted murder in the first degree, possession of weapons of mass destruction, discharging a firearm into an occupied structure and reckless
endangerment. >> reporter: frein's capture ended weeks of tension and turmoil as authorities closed schools and canceled halloween and left this quiet poconos area on edge and frustrated. >> back to normal. i'm grateful for it, but it's nerve recording at work. >> i'm glad that they got him. and no other disprls were hurt in the interim. >> reporter: and frein's arrangement is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. today in pike county. the district attorney said he'll seek the death penalty. state police say the families of corporal dickson expressed relief. >> officials warned parents who live in the search area to not let their children go trick or
treating tonight, but now that frein has been caught, halloween for them is back on stay with us with "action news" and 6abc.com for the latest on the capture of eric frein. we'll have more on the long and exhaustive search to track him down coming up at 5:30. >> fire force 60 people from a west philadelphia apartment building overnight, one a firefighter. katherine scott is live at the scene on south 62nd street. good morning, katherine. >> reporter: good morning, tam, we do have updated numbers from the red cross. 69 people have checked into the red cross shelter. two people were injured in all of this, one residents and one firefighter both in stable condition. firefighters have wrapped up after a long night. they just opened the roads, police remain on the scene and the building is taped off. firefighters blasted water at this west philadelphia apartment
building overnight around 50 units evacuated at the chestnut park apartments on the 100 block of south 62nd street after a fire broke out just before 11:45 p.m. >> within three minutes companies were on location they immediately struck the second alarm. we encounter fire on the third floor, heavy fire. >> reporter: one man who was asleep in a third floor apartment said the fire alarm goes off so frequently, they didn't realize this was the real deal. >> we didn't pay no mind until it kept going off and going off and we heard people excavating the building. we went to the front door and smoke was everywhere. we had to go out the back wood down the fire escape. >> reporter: it took an hour and 20 minutes to place the fire under control. 60 people have been relocated by septa bus to a red cross
shelter. >> we have cots and blankets and pillows, we'll work with the salvation army to make sure these folks have hot meals in the morning. >> reporter: if you haven't checked in at the red cross shelter, red cross is urging residents to do so. the cause of the fire is under investigation. katherine scott channel 6 "action news." >> in other big news, the clock is ticking on a potential septa strike. union boss willie brown will make a decision whether the 4700 members of the transit worker union will walk off the job. talks broke off yesterday in center city. they will go again today. the union pledges to provide 24 hour notice before it goes on strike. >> philadelphia city council proved a bill that charges penalty for hate crimes against gays. the bill closes a gap left by
the state law which does not cover lbgt protect. >> what is the better idea going as the beach bum or the abominible. snow man? >> reporter: i like the snow man. storm tracker 6 live double scan showing we have nothing going on, as we look outside along the coast. it's chilly outside. 42 degrees in philadelphia. 36 in trenton, 35 in allentown and reading. 41 in wilmington. a little better down the shore. everybody will want the coat as they head outside or the jacket. satellite shows the lack of cloud cover in the immediate region. but there's more cloud cover in the west coming in from a
frontal boundary. and we have clouds coming up the coast along with a coastal low. increasing clouds in allentown, 57 degrees in the lehigh valley. after a start in the 30s. down the shore we're going for 59. clouds increasing at the shore, as well. chilly conditions once again today. in philadelphia, a high this afternoon of just 58. clouds on the march as we go through the day, wind will be light, 4 to 8 miles per hour. 41 degrees by 8:00. might be seeing a fair amount of sunshine there. 11:48 with the clouds marching in. 55 degrees by 2:00. of a by 5:00. high of 58 around 3:30 or 4:00. for trick or treating, most of us will not have any big problems other than the fact it will be cool. mostly cloudy, winds not all that strong. 56 degrees by 5:00 p.m., 50 degrees by 9:00 p.m.
we'll have drizzle coming in off the ocean, because of the winds. tomorrow, however, we have showers rolling in with the coastal low pressure center passing us by, there's a couple of them going by. looks like saturday will be on the wet side with on and off showers some of them could be steady for for a time. it's going to be windy saturday and sunday. there's the morning there's the afternoon, and then we roll into sunday afternoon it gets worse with some gusts going as high as 40 or more. look for a windy weekend with saturday being the wet side of it. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, clouds on the increase. 58 degrees is the high. mainly dry tonight except with the shore drizzle we talked about. tomorrow, windy and damp, showers uncomfortable. a chilly high 53. the wind driving through and the rain and the chilly feel it will be a raw day.
sunday, brisk wind blowing, high of 51. wichg in the 30s and in the owe windchills in the 30s and 40s in the afternoon. 5:12 we have more news including a fireworks accident that leveled a factory overseas. >> reporter: no extra overnight construction on 202 approaching 29. that's the traffic heading toward king of prussia. what's it like in king of prussi ♪
>> welcome back you're taking a live look here, sky6 live hd looking out across the airport,a 5:15, 45 degrees, david murphy says you might want to plan an extra layer in those halloween costumes, it will be cooler tonight. >> are you seeing any trick or treaters out there, karen? >> reporter: ghouls and goblins i'm keeping my distance. this is 202, all lane is back open, we've got fresh pavement enjoy your nice clear smooth ride in king of prussia. how about the maps in falls township bucks county. route 13 is shut down, due to a multi vehicle accident that happened after midnight. they are out there investigating stick to new falls road or use
old bristol pike as your alternate. time for the computer traffic report we're talking about construction near halfway house pottstown pike. a lot of kids wear halloween costumes to school, 37 in center city. 34 in warrington. 38 in dover, delaware. we're dry, but it's chilly, tam. >> new this morning, a witness captured fireworks shooting into a night sky as a fireworks factory burn in staffordshire england. a viewer sent us picture of a beached what he whale in morrs
county. -- port norris. >> the sixers lost their opener in indiana. birds have allowed two sacks in the last 6 games despite a depleted offensive line. jason kelce may return for sunday's game in houston. >> one retailer is cutting the halloween revelry short, they are already on to the next set of holidays. >> a new
killed corporal brian westbrook, westbrook -- bryon dickson, we'll have a live update. >> reporter: southbound on city avenue and monument road an accident there. him new castle county, i-95 interchange all the ramps have reopened. the ramps i-95 northbound to 202 will close until 5:00 a.m. monday for construction use delaware avenue. >> reporter: it's cooler in the suburbs, we're making saint joseph's university our college of the morning. jackets work because we're staying cool. 44 degrees by 9:00 between now and 9:00 in the 40s. 51 by noon, we're staying in the 50s high of 58 degrees, 55 degrees by 6:00. down the at the airport today we are looking all -- hopefully all
green aircraft. if you're heading to chicago, check with the internet schedule and make sure your plane is on time. >> going on, coming up on "action news" at 11:00. a special "action news" troubleshooters here's nydia han with a preview. >> reporter: trapped in his own house, that's how this paraplegic man tells me he feels, because he can't get his motorized wheelchair back from repair in new jersey. find out what happens next tonight on channel 6 "action news" at 11:00. >> going on with "healthcheck," trick or treating can be care scary for parents if your children have food allergies. boston.com took a list of candy to a food allergy specialist.
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long. >> david and karen have weather and traffic. >> reporter: you can see we have clearing locally, but there's a massive cloud cover to the west and we have a coastal low pressure center from the south. we'll get attacked from two directions in terms of clouds. we're starting out chilly, 42 degrees as you head outside in philadelphia. 41 in wilmington, a lot of northern suburbs allentown, trenton and reading are in the mid 0s. 35 in millville. mid 40s down the shore. as we head out the door to catch the school bus over the next few hours, it's going to be chilly with temperatures around 40 between 6 and 8:00. 42 degrees on the smart phone as you head out the door. noon, 51. on the way home from school if