tv Action News ABC November 19, 2014 4:30am-5:01am EST
>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with matt o'donnell, tamala edwards, karen rogers and with matt o'donnell, tamala >> ♪ >> here's what's happening on this wednesday, november 19th. we expect frigid weather in january but not before thanksgiving even arrives. full coverage before you put on your full coverage on "action news." >> there's a new twist in the death investigation of a healthcare executive and his wife. police now saying they may have been murdered. >> and the list of women who claim comedian bill cosby sexually assaulted them has grown by one more. latest accusation comes from a former super model. >> it's 4:30 right now, let's
check in with david and karen get a sense of that cold on your traffic. good morning. >> good morning, everybody and it is very brutal out there once again today. winds not quite as strong. yes we have plenty of sunshine up over the horizon but it's still going to feel very uncomfortable out that with wind chills -- we'll show you them in a moment. 23 in wilmington, 20 degrees in allentown, 20 in reading, 21 in trenton. these are fairly close to record lows. for example the record low this morning in philadelphia is 20. we wouldn't have to go too much farther down to get the record and we probably are still going the see temperatures drop a little bit. in terms of wind chills, feels like it's 11 in philadelphia right now, which is actually worse than yesterday because the temperature is a little bit colder. the winds technically are going to be dying down today, though but for this morning anyway you do need to really bundle up and even this afternoon it's going to be a good idea. if you're catching the bus looks like we'll be hovering around 22 degrees between 6 and 8 o'clock, might dip in between those two time periods and get closer to that
record. on the train station platform this morning, not real comfortable. 23 right now, by 8 o'clock 22. by noon up to 29 and by 3 o'clock 32 degrees. you're still looking at another high around yesterday's high of 33. we'll probably hit that around 2:00 and then by 6 o'clock down to about 30 degrees. tonight's not as cold, karen, and tomorrow we do moderate a little bit. i'll have details coming up in the accuweather 7-day. >> all right dave. we had that terrible accident and tractor-trailer fire from late last night and still causing a problem on the new jersey turnpike. this is northbound between exit six and past exit eight. at this point the outer roadway is still blocked. you can use the inerode way but expect delays or stick to 130 or route nine instead. that accident northbound on the new jersey turnpike from yesterday. it's still causing problems this morning. also here in hamilton township mercer county we have a downed pole from yesterday. again still blocking the right lane so a couple of issues out there this morning. this is on 130 southbound just as you approach i-195. septa regional rails, we have issues with the west trenton
line. full regular service is restored. the issues from last night with the downed wires has been restored. yesterday was a problem. this evening looking tubarineing on time. >> thank you karen. the freezing cold has enveloped much of the country. we're nearing record cold temperatures right now. "action news" reporter katherine scott back out there in it again did talking to commuters, this time in frankford. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, tam. yeah, we're not seeing the strong wind gusts like we saw yesterday morning but don't let that fool you. it is still cold out here. of course, the temperatures dropped down a few degrees and we have been speaking with commuters here at the frankford transportation center this morning who are saying the wait for the bus this morning can feel interminable. they're zipped and layered up as they head out to work. these are near record lows. we have been speaking to commuters that have been telling us one of the issues is that we haven't adjusted yet to this cold so the blast of air you get coming outside
can come as a bit of a shock. >> i'm not adjusted yet. i'm used to a warmer climate. >> reporter: how many layers do you have? >> five. >> reporter: five layers. >> five layers. >> reporter: are they working? >> no. [laughter] >> reporter: you see people getting on and off their buses with a few more layers today. some are clutching their cups of hot tea and hot coffee and you may need an extra one this morning. live in frankford, katherine scott, channel6 "action news." >> katherine thank you for that. residents of buffalo new york are dealing with incredible amounts of snowfall. authorities are already blaming four deaths on this storm. according to one local official, a year's worth of snow is going to accumulate in three days in some areas. more than 60-inches have piled up in places with more to come. a live report coming up in the next half hour of "action news." >> brand new this morning, firefighters had to battle flames and freezing temperatures near the jersey
shore. the fire started along route nine in middle township cape may county at 10:00 last night. crews tell us it started in the back of a single family home. police and the fire marshal remained on the scene to try to find a cause. they've not said whether anyone was hurt. at least one person is dead from this fiery tractor-trailer crash on the new jersey turnpike that karen just mentioned. chopper 6 was over the wreck along the northbound lanes in cranbury township last night. police say three tractor-trailers were involved and they all caught fire. the outer roadway in the northbound lanes remains blocked on the new jersey turnpike at this hour. >> the new jersey state attorney general's office is takeing a new look at a high profile case. sources are now saying john and joyce sheridan were stabbed. abc news reports evidence suggests that a third person may have killed the couple. investigators initially suggested that the deaths of the former cooper health systems ceo and his wife were murder-suicide. police have now determined
that both were stabbed on september 28th in their somerset county home before their bedroom was set on fire. joyce sheridan had been stabbed at least eight times. john sheridan had knife wounds to the neck and side. >> and new on "action news," pennsylvania attorney general kathleen kane is making new claims in the pornographic e-mail scandal that has rocked the state and these claims are jaw dropping. "action news" reporter erin o'hearn is at the big board with details. >> they sure are, matt. cane did not hold back in a cnn interview calling the pornographic e-mail images deplorable hard core graphic and sometimes violent. she went on to say that many of the images depicted children and elderly women and also involved violent sexual acts against women. one of cane's lawyers in the case said he had not seen all of the e-mails involved wasn't not exactly clear as to what kane was referring to but addd that two images of the children he saw were inappropriate but not
necessarily pornographic. last week kane said four of her employees had been fired and 11 suspended without pay for involvement in the pornographic e-mail scandal t last month justice seamus mccaffrey retired after his fellow justices suspended him after it was disclosed he sent or received 234 of the e-mails. kane said the e-mails surfaced during an investigation but claims now a court order is preventing her from doing her job. >> i am being stopped from performing my duties as attorney general. my office is being stopped from certain investigations. and we are being stopped even from telling why. >> a spokesperson for the corbett administration which also reviewed some of the e-mails says it was unaware of the -- of any e-mails that contained pictures of children. matt, back to you. >> thanks erin. happening today, the rails for the mayor of philadelphia will get more crowded. two more candidates plan to announce they are running. former district attorney lynn
abraham will make her formal announcement at the franklin institute at noon. state senator anthony williams will announce his candidacy at 5:30 p.m. at the liberty ballroom of the independent visitor's center. they will join two other candidates ken trujillo and kerry gillen a former aid to michael nutter. more than 1,000 casino workers will hold another rally on the atlantic city boardwalk. they will protest the planned shutdown of the trump taj mahal and billionaire investor carl icahn's role in the process. they'll march from the taj to the tropicana which i can can owns. owners of the taj plan to shut it down on december 12th. it would be the fifth casino to close in ac this year. icahn has demanded concessions and state aid to keep the taj open. >> another person has come forward accusing bill cosby of
sexual assault. this time it's a former model. we'll give you new details. >> two women down south are accused of stealing wigging from a beauty supply store and then attacking an employee as they tried to get away. david. >> i haven't changed a thing on the kids. we still haven't dressed up in all the extra gear because once again this morning we are cold ann little bit on the breezy side. i'll have your accuweather 7-day forecast with some improvement and then we kind of step back and then some improvement. there's all kinds of stuff coming up. that's just ahead. >> ♪ ♪this holiday season, my good friend gave to me♪
>> happening today we here at 6abc need your help for those in need this holiday season. join us this afternoon for a live telethon to benefit philadbundance. you can make donations on our web site 6abc.com. >> all right, david, so really flirting with that record low in philadelphia. >> yeah, we're only a few degrees above the record right now in philadelphia and closer in a couple suburbs. we'll see what happens over the next couple hours, matt. storm tracker 6 live double scan shows you we're dry which is always nice when you have cold air like this because if we had precipitation you know what would be going on. all right. so, as we take a look outside, precipitation-free skies and another day where we'll see plenty of sunshine just like yesterday but it is still going to be on the cold side. speaking of those records, here's what they look like today and these are the
morning low records. philadelphia we got to get to 20 to tie the record and then it's the teens in reading, trenton, the airport in atlantic city, mount pocono 10 degrees. as we take a look at philadelphia right now we're still at 23 degrees but there's some room to drop over the next couple hours so we'll see certainly flirting with that record. we'll see if we get there. winds out of the west at 14 miles an hour still a factor this morning although as we go later into the day they will tend to drop off a little bit and even these winds across the region right now are not as strong as they were yesterday. the problem is that we're a little colder than yesterday morning and so everything balances out to still give us wind chills in the teens as you step outside. satellite and radar shows you a lack of any significant cloud cover. they have been getting hammered with lake effect snow in western new york, places like buffalo way lot on the ground right now. they're still getting a little bit this morning although it looks like it will subside today. temperatures around here, still cold, 22 degrees by 8 o'clock. 27 by 11 o'clock and then 33 degrees by 2:00 which is your high this afternoon.
by 5 o'clock, we'll be back down to 30 and not as windy as we have the but still a little bit breezy and certainly requiring all the same clothing that you had on yesterday. association mainly sunny, not as windy but still pretty raw today, a high of just 30 in allentown for the second straight day. 31 in reading, 33 in trenton and 33's up and doyne the i-95 corridor. down the shore we'll get a little better. 36, 37, somewhere in there. future tracker shows you wind chills on wednesday are still going to be pretty raw in the morning. and as we go into this afternoon, a little bit better. by noon yesterday we were still in the teens. today it looks like we'll be in the 20's and probably low 20's through the afternoon. so, less wind but still pretty cold and still pretty uncomfortable out there. in terms of thursday, temperatures in the morning at 5:00 in the morning are only down to around the freezing mark so tomorrow morning will not be as raw and in the afternoon it does look like we're going get back into the 40's. i wish i could say that was going last. it's not. but at least we get a bit of a break tomorrow.
your exclusive accuweather 7-day, still very cold today but not quite as windy a high of 33. tomorrow not as harsh. we get up to 43 in the afternoon. unfortunately there's another brief reinforcing shot of cold air coming in for friday and now looks like we'll be brisk and colder with a high of 36 and feeling similar to what it has felt like yesterday and today. saturday then partly sunny, back up to 40. still pretty chilly and then all the way up to about 60 on sunday, turning milder with clouds increasing during the day. now, yesterday it looked like sunday might stay drive i now could see a shower building in during the afternoon and we'll see whether or not it occurs during the eagles game. monday it looks mild, 66 degrees but we are still dealing with some showers. and then clouds give way to sun on tuesday. looks like we'll still hold onto about 61 for a high before another little cooler dip comes in. >> okay, so things are just going all over the place and you're not always on the air, so you can go to 6abc.com/weather and you can see where the temperatures are going to be by the hour. you can also review dave murphy's full accuweather forecast.
murphy's full accuweather police in upper darby reminding people 'tis the season for thieves to steal your packages. surveillance cameras captured one such heist on the 7,000 block of greenwood avenue. a ups driver left a park catch on the porch because no one was home. a thief was watching and swiped the box as soon as the worker left while you see this carrying a baby in his other arm. police are still looking for that thief. and new this morning, a former runway model has come forward to accuse comedian bill cosby of rape. janice dickinson claims the assault happened in 1982 in lake tahoe california where cosby was performing. she says she wrote about the incident her 2,002 autobiography but cosby and his lawyers pressured her to remove the details. dickinson is the third woman to publicly accuse cosby of sexual abuse since october. the philadelphia native is not facing any criminal charges in the wake of these accusations,
netflix decide to do postpone the premiere of cosby's latest standup special. >> and you know, matt, we're going to pick up with that and continue to talk about netflix's reaction. they are the first corporate company to really come out and say something. cosby had some other deals that were in the works. we'll see what comes of those. now, cosby himself and his team put out a statement last night and they say that he agrees with this action. the federal government wants automakers could expands the recall for air bags that may explode. the inflators that have been made by takata can explode and thief been known supposedly to send pieces of metal into drivers and passengers. 8 million cars in gulf coast states have been recalled because humidity is known to contribute to the problem. the federal authorities say they think this recall should be expanded nationally. let's take a look at wall street. stocks soared to new records on tuesday. right now looks like futures are pointing to a lower open. federal authorities are cracking down on debt
collectors, agents arrested several people in the state of georgia who they say bullied threatened and tricked thousands of people. they would falsely identify themselves as detectives and investigators. this could be the beginning of a nationwide crackdown. >> all new on "action news" the gun toting man who is still on the run after holding up a philadelphia hair salon. >> a piece of gee justin sale. details later on "action news"
>> ♪ >> welcome back. you're taking a live look >> welcome back. sky 6 down the shore, another cold morning this morning. david says 60's are coming back. i can't wait but right now it's 26 and 4:51 out there. >> all right, karen, what you got going on on the roads. >> we've been talking about that fatal accident and multi-tractor-trailer fire from yesterday and that's still affecting your morning commute right now. it's all on the new jersey turnpike as you head northbound here in mercer county between exit six and exit 8a and it's the outer roadway that's closed. stick to the inerode way and expect some delays on the new jersey turnpike headed northbound. you might want to use 130 or route nine instead in that area. a downed pole from yesterday still causing problems out here on 130 southbound approaching i-195. it's out here blocking the
right lane so watch for that one, too. outside we go. looking live this morning, this is i-95 at cottman. it's cold out there. i think the roads are pretty clear. if there is anything that's a damp leaf out there you know it's going to be slick with freezing temperatures and below that. looking at the northbound traffic heading towards academy, construction cleared. all lanes reopened. we have no delay out there this morning and on the big picture, the tacony palmyra bridge construction is cleared there, too, matt. >> thank you, karen. a brazen bandit held up a hair salon in philadelphia's fox chase section. the action cam was outside the hair design shop on the 1000 block of cottman avenue as police combed the scene yesterday evening. the masked man walked in and announced a holdup, got away with an unknown amount of cash. no one inside the salon was hurt. and new here on "action news," two women took off with wigs from a tennessee hair store and put up quite a fight. security cameras caught the woman identified as blare crooms hunched over in back of
his this beauty salon store. another woman sara metcalf appeared to be stuffing wigs into their purchases. the owner says she bit him and ran out of the storm. the owner of another wig store says crooks took $18,000 worth of weave as few weeks ago. >> central bucks west says its football coach won't be back next year because of a hazing scandal. brian hensel was already suspended while the school district investigated hazing allegations. an investigator found the team was not adequately supervised and none of the staff signed a code of conduct. hensel will keep his teaching job at the school. >> 4:53 now. all new in the next half hour of "action news," braving frigid temperatures to put out a fire along the jersey shore. details and new video coming up. >> you can say it's hammer time for people magazine's sexiest man alive. can you guess who it is? i agree with it.
dignity advocate who carried out her wish in oregon this month is angry over the vatican's criticism of her daughter's decision. 29-year-old brittany maynard had an inoperable brain tumor and took her own life on november 1st. days later the vatican's top bioethics official called maynard's choice reprehensible. maynard's mother says the comments came as the family was grieving and felt like more than a slap in the face. maynard had supported the rights of terminally ill
people to end their lives on their own terms before she did so herself. >> if teenaged girls could afford their own homes this one would be offer the market today. the home where justin bieber spent much of his childhood is on the market. his grandmother is selling the house for $248,000. the home has been updated but justin's room was left the same decorated with logo of his favorite cock hockey team the toronto maple leafs. >> the sexiest man alive is, there he is, chris hemsworth. people magazine announced that thor was their choice for 2014. our jimmy kimmel scored the big reveal. online sources that widely expected chris pratter, neil patrick harris to take the crown. singer adam levine who was the sexiest man last year. >> laying down the hammer, isn't he. >> gorgeous man. >> 4:57 now. a deadly storm dumps 6 feet of snow in parts of upstate new
>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with matt o'donnell, tamala edwards, karen rogers and with matt o'donnell, tamala >> ♪ >> good morning, it's 5 o'clock, it is wednesday, november 19th and here's what's happening. >> polar plunge. we're waking up to near record lows across the region. >> buried in buffalo. places notorious for pummeling wintry weather is seeing the heaviest snowfall in decades. >> nearly 8 million cars are under recall because of a potentially explosive air bag and that list will likely grow. >> great day to do the news inside as we always do david and karen. >> as of 6 o'clock this morning one of us will be outside i'll remind you, but, yeah, it's a great day to be indoors. satellite and radar shows you we'll see plenty of sunshine once again. a lot of lake effect snow in buffalo the last couple days but it looks like it's going to s