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brutality protest. >> good morning, it's 5:30 on this wednesday december 10. let's go right over to meteorologist, david murphy for accuweather and matt pelman is in for karen rogers for traffic. good morning. >> issues in the poconos over the next 24 hours, guys. we have a winter weather advisory posted through today, tonight and into the wee hours of thursday morning where another two to 4-inches of snow possible. traveling up north over the next 24 hours, keep that in mind. around here in the a whole lot going on. we've got sunshine early, clouds building later on. do you see some precipitation trying to pinwheel into pennsylvania out of new york state and it's possible that as we get later into the day we see a passing rain or snow shower trying to come down out of the poconos. that would not be out of the question today. 42 degrees in philadelphia, 40 in allentown, 40 degrees right now in reading, 40 in millville, 40 in sea isle so very even numbers. there is a bit of a breeze blowing so it feels cooler than that 40 would otherwise suggest f you're dressing the kids i'm dressing them relatively warming.
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this afternoon it will be windy blustery and still on the chilly side. as we head to school kids we're halfway there. around lunchtime you're halfway there. you know what i mean. 42 degrees on the storm tracker 6 app on your smartphone. 39 by 8 o'clock and by noon up to 41. again your high today is going to be that 42. i think we'll hit that probably around 2 o'clock and then by 3 o'clock back down to 41 and by 6 o'clock, 37 degrees back into the 30's. looks like a couple of breezy days, a little more precip on the way over the next 48 hours matt and then things get better for the weekend. details coming from accuweather. >> halfway there. we like that. good progress. i think progress is going to be relatively quick at least quicker than yesterday on your way into work this morning. the roads are drying out, the traffic is light so far. this is a live look at the vine street expressway where all is fine on the vine as you head eastbound toward 95. no problems so far this morning. on 95 itself and the schuylkill things are looking good. there was a crash overnight involving a vehicle into a building in upper darby. marshall road westbound is what's affected just west of friends cemetery. i think i would stay on market
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or walnut streets instead of marshall road this morning and balligomingo road still closed in west conshohocken because of that mudslide after the weather yesterday. shut down between jones road and 23, front street. 320 or matsonford road are alternates around that. no issues so far this morning on the pennsylvania turnpike or the blue route. but over in greenwich township gloucester county a new broken down truck along 295 northbound at swedesboro roadblocking the acceleration lane there but you can get by at this point. no huge delays on this wednesday morning. tam. >> okay, thank you, matt. and this is breaking right now, a drexel university student has been stabbed overnight. erin o'hearn is live at the big board. she's got breaking details. >> good morning. this is just coming into "action news." a drexel university student was apparently stabbed and rushed to the hospital. let's take a look at some live video right now of the scene. you can see it's still pretty active there with those lights flashing in the background and that crime scene tape up. this happened around 3:30 this morning on the 3300 block of
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race street and that's in the university section of philadelphia. according to police, the student was involved in a fight with two other students. that's when he was stabbed in the back. he was rushed to the hospital of the university of pennsylvania. we understand he is in fair condition at the moment. it happened near myers hall on campus. drexel university police responded and are questioning two people at this time. again, according to police, a drexel student was stabbed in the back during a fight around 3:30 this morning in university city. he's in fair condition in the hospital of. of course we'll keep you updated on his condition and any suspects officers may name. matt, back to you. >> thanks so much for that, erin. the philadelphia fire department will go about its business today protecting life and property even though each member is deeply saddened about losing their first female firefighter in the line of duty. "action news" reporter katherine scott was at engine 64 in lawncrest this morning where joyce craig-lewis was
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stationed. >> just always wanted to save lives. that's what she wanted to document words from the sister-in-law of 36-year-old joyce craig-lewis an 11 year veteran of the philadelphia fire department, a mother of two and last night, a vigil was held to remember her outside engine 64 in lawncrest. the first female firefighter in the department to die in the line of duty. >> she was known for going the extra mile and wandering to make sure smoke detectors was in the less fortunate houses to make sure they had a chance should anything happen. >> reporter: craig-lewis was assigned to engine 64 but had been working overtime at engine 73 when firefighters responded to their blaze in west oak lane. she became trapped in the basement of the burning row home. craig-lewis leaves behind a 16-year-old son and a 16 month old today. her locker now a memorial, her dedication remembered by those she served. >> i live across the street and it's just sad, you know. she has little ones and she gave her life for her job. >> reporter: katherine scott, channel6 "action news."
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>> our coverage of joyce craig-lewis continues on 6abc.com. we have been updating the story constantly with new information. you can watch video of yesterday's procession and the news conference following the deadly blaze. >> we have new tragic developments on a crash in sicklerville, camden county. police now say 25-year-old albert baldwin was killed after losing control and crashing into another vehicle. this happened around 3:30 yesterday afternoon on cross keys road outside of winslow plaza. police say baldwin's vehicle overturned and he was partially ejected. the investigation is ongoing. anybody with any information is asked to call winslow township police. >> 5:35 now and happening today, the philadelphia school district and the teachers union will go to court to argue over whether the district has a right to cancel a teachers' contract. thousands of teachers marched in protest back in october right after the school reform commission canceled the contract. the district now requires teachers to contribute to their health coverage. the move saved the district
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$54 million this year. the union argues the src's move is illegal. the court hearing will take place in harrisburg this morning. and also happening today, a special wilt chamberlain postage stamp dedication ceremony will take place at overbrook high school where chamberlain led a spectacular basketball career. the nba hall of famer was immortalized on two forever stamps at the sixers-oklahoma city thunder game last week. the ceremony at overbrook is free and open to the public. the stamps are available at the post office. you can put the big dip on your letters. >> i like the way they're kind of tall thin stamps. >> they would have to be. >> no kidding. storm tracker 6 live double scan this morning shows you we're dry for a change which is nice after yesterday. as we take a look outside we have sky 6 looking down at the airport and the parking lot there in the four ground looks dry. we had a lot of wind overnight, very little precipitation so your roads are in pretty good shape. temperature 42 degrees. it is on the cool side
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particularly when you factor in the wind at 16 miles per hour. we're going to get another blustery wind today probably gusts up to 20 to 30 miles per hour so despite the fact that temperatures are in the low 40's it's a bundler for the most part. 16 miles per hour wind in philadelphia, 18 allentown, 16 wilmington, 10 at the airport in atlantic city. everybody dealing with a bit of a breeze this morning. future tracker 6 shows you how we'll probably see some sunshine early and then as we get up to lunchtime the clouds start to get a little thicker and wrapping down out of the north there is the possibility of a rain or even a snow shower. most of the snow will be up in the poconos initially and then later this afternoon it's possible that the air is cool enough where we start to get some light snow showers in south of allentown and reading and maybe in a little bit closer to the i-95 corridor. this doesn't look like a real big deal but if you get caught in one of these and you start to see anything sticking to the roads slow down just in case. not expecting this to have a wide ranging impact or much of an impact for most of you. by 10 o'clock tonight it's possible this is dying down a bit but you can also check out melissa magee and cecily tynan
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beginning at 10 o'clock on channel 17 or here at 6abc at 11:00 for the latest on that. 39 degrees by 8 o'clock today, 41 by 11 o'clock. i'm going to go with a high of 42 around 2 o'clock. then we'll slip back into the upper 30's by 5 o'clock. cooler than that up north where those snow showers may be forming. high temperatures across the region only 39 trees in allentown, similar conditions in philadelphia. actually that's a 42 in philadelphia and then down toward the shore, 46 in cape may. little bit milder at the shore today. tomorrow starting at 4:30 when we're on the air there's going to be snow in the poconos, maybe a snow shower trying to dig down closer to the lehigh valley later in the morning. by 9 o'clock, could see a couple of these during the morning rush hour. again, it doesn't look like it's going to have major impact but you slow down just in case and of course we'll be on the air to let you know what that looks like and then by 3 o'clock in the afternoon a rain shower down by philadelphia, another snow shower possible up north and later in the evening it all kind of pinwheels out of here. so tomorrow more rain and snow showers, the snow showers mainly up in the poconos and perhaps down toward the lehigh
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valley for a time. windy with a shower today, 42 degrees is your high. the farther north you go the better chance you have of seeing a little snowflake here or there. and then tomorrow breezy with a couple of rain or snow showers around and a high of just 39 degrees. it's going to be breezy again tomorrow and then friday clouds and sun, still on the breezy side and a high of 42. we get into the weekend and we inch back up to 44 on saturday, partly sunny. i'm hoping it isn't quite as brisk and then sunday mostly sunny and 46 degrees. more seasonable for your high. it will be chilly for the eagles game. i could see us getting down any other upper 30's so bundle up if you're head to the game. monday still bright 48 and hanukkah arrives on tuesday, 48 degrees. that monday is looking good to me for maybe putting up some christmas lights. >> okay. >> 'cause it's a little milder, right. >> i'll be right over. [laughter] >> thanks, matt. stand inside and hand you 5:39. when we come back two bandits make off with a stash of collectibles in bucks county
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but not before they were caught on surveillance camera. >> celebrating the holidays in philadelphia. fyi philly takes a look inside place that's packed with fun for the whole family. >> looks like a good time. pretty good ride so far this morning in holmesburg along state road at ashburner street. 95 in the background is also moving along nicely. we'll check a broken down truck in gloucester county and a construction zone in new castle county. >> who might win times person of the year. candidates when "action news" continues.
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>> ♪ >> 5:42. it's 41 degrees on city avenue the platt memorial bridge getting busy. only getting up to 42 today. >> also getting busy, matt pelman. he's got a lot of things to show you. good morning. >> it's about that time of the morning. good morning to you tam. one of the reasons we love living in this city is the culture here in philadelphia and so we're on the avenue of the arts with mobile6. looking pretty good this morning as we head northbound on south broad street. you might be able to see the clock tower there at city hall in the distance, that little yellow light guiding our way. the roadway drying out. things are looking good here along south broad street in either direction as you travel towards city hall this morning. now we travel to the burbs and do the suburban traffic report early on this hump day morning. this is 202 in chester county. we had overnight work zones this week around paoli pike and again here near route 29 but at this point the overnight crews are out of the way and we're looking good with no delays in either direction. one problem that we have in west conshohocken as a result of a mudslide yesterday.
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still closing off balligomingo road between jones road and 23. you can use 320 or maybe matsonford road to get around that. broken down truck in greenwich township gloucester county is now gone along 295 northbound all lanes opened, no issues there, speeds in the mid 60's. commodore barry bridge looks fine headed over towards delaware county. in delaware new castle county little clarification am i did some digging to get details on exactly what's closed. it's the ramp from the southbound lanes of 95 to 202 southbound. closed through tuesday. so, they're saying you can go to 202 northbound thin flip around. i think the easier thing will be to exit at marsh road, take that down to 13 or keep going down to delaware avenue and then run that over to 13 instead. that ramp again 95 south on the 202 southbound shut down through tuesday. time for the commuter report. let's go into delaware county one of our friends using the waze app talking about a vehicle broke down on the shoulder along the blue route 476 southbound side us a travel there toward the route 1 media bypass but it's off to the side so no big delays at this point.
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matt. >> thanks, matt. bensalem police say this surveillance picture shows one of the men who robbed a coin store yesterday. the robbers barged into the store in the bensalem plaza on street road armed way pipe hammer and long hunting knife. they tied up the owner a clerk and a customer and then stole about $5,000 worth of silver dollars. the owner who asked to remain anonymous says the men put a real scare into him. >> what he said was get down on the ground and i couldn't believe it. it was like a joke at first. i really thought for a second this is somebody playing a game on me but as he pushed me down i realized this is not a game. >> if you recognize this robbery suspect call bensalem police. >> a pennsylvania lawmaker is demanding an apology from the president of penn state. this twitter picture is the reason. in it university president eric barron is seen making the hands up gesture with students during a die-in protest. the gesture is now synonymous with protests of michael
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brown's killing by a police officer in ferguson. representative jerry knowles of schuylkill county says this is "a slap in the face to law enforcement he." baron said his actions were not political, he was supporting hi students. for a fourth time in as many nights several hundred protesters marked through the streets of berkeley and oakland. they protested the grand jury's decision to not indict police officers in the deaths of two black men in new york and missouri. protester its blocked games on highway 24 and some set garbage cans on fire. >> fyi philly's holiday special airs saturday at 7:00 p.m. right here on 6abc. it is the perfect guide for gift giving, decking the halls and local holiday happenings. melissa magee has an fyi for you on way to entertain the can children during the season. >> reporter: you're one of my favorite characters, yes.
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a very furry christmas has turned sesame place into a christmas wonderland. this is the place to be even during the holiday season. >> all of our sesame friends have asked us to decorate the park in furry manner. there's lots of things to do with the family. >> reporter: one, two, three, christmas tree is the centerpiece with a light show every 30 minutes. >> picture all the people gathered around this christmas tree singing along dancing and having a great time. >> reporter: you can even meet the main man himself. hi, santa. santa took us for ride on the furry express. >> all aboard. >> reporter: here we go. whether it's rides or the neighborhood street party, there is plenty of christmas spirit to experience at sesame place. >> everywhere you turn and look, there's something interesting to see for christmas. it's really something new to discover. >> reporter: thanks to all my furry friends hopefully you guys have a very furry christmas and a happy holidays we'll see ya'. >> it's 5:47 and the guessing
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game ends today. time magazine is going to announce its person of the year. >> plus, the cowboys might have trouble finding their way out of dallas to play the eagles this weekend. david. >> my goodness. hey, we are looking at a chilly start with temperatures down around 40 and there's a breeze blowing so i'm bundle the kids up fairly well. chilly and windy. we'll have your day planner forecast coming up next so, your mom and i thought you might like this.
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>> take a look at this eerie sight. >> take a look at this eerie dallas fort worth beneath all of that fog. the city sky scrapers barely poked through the thick cloud yesterday morning. visibility in some areas was reduced to less than a quarter mile because of the dense mist. a ground stop was issued at the airport creating dozens of
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flight cancellation. that looks like lord of rings or something. >> cowboys can be able to make it to philadelphia and find their way out. we'll have to see matt. >> i'm sure they'll find a way probably and then we'll trounce them. >> yes. [laughter] >> for now let's head outside take a live look at 95. we can see just fine. visibility is good here this morning along 95 by the airport which bodes well for your flight. not boding so well for your midday drive. some construction coming to this area on 95 southbound between the airport and 420 from 9 o'clock until 1:30. northbound they'll work in the same area from 10:30 until 3:00. avoid 95 here in southwest philadelphia during the midday today. that's bridge inspections reason for. that here's the ben franklin bridge. some construction going on in the eastbound right lane headed toward camden but westbound no big delays if you're coming into center city. david. >> on the big board this morning, matt, we have cool temperatures but not too bad overall. 41 degrees in pottstown. upper 30's in saint davids kennett square coatesville and
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fleetwood. 38 quakertown. closer to 40 in center city. there is a breeze blowing however so it feels kind of chilly out there. a lot of 40's in south jersey. 41 in glassboro, 40 avalon at the boardwalk couple upper 30's at woodbine and hammonton. if you're out running errands today, it is going to improve slightly we'll get up to about 42 for a high. i could see that happening around to 2 o'clock. it is going to be windy. if you're running errands just about any time this afternoon works. keep in mind there's the chance of a spotty pop up rain or snow shower but temps at the surface will be so mild that i don't think you'll have slick roads today. matt. >> sounds good. thanks, david. happening today time magazine will anoint its person of the year. the magazine just announced the finalists. protesters of the ferguson grand jury decision, the caregivers who risked their lives to fight ebola and nfl commissioner roger goodell, tim cook, russian president vladimir putin and they just didn't have room for this one but yes berks county native taylor swift in the running.
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let us know who gets your vote by going to be facebook page. prince william and duchess kate ended their visit to the united states with a black tie fundraiser. the formal event took place at the metropolitan museum of art. she wore a dress she has worn before and she just like it. the duke and duchess of cambridge left for london overnight putting a cap on their packed three day trip. >> did you see the ice and the emeralds on her ears. >> i was not looking. >> we continue to follow breaking news right now. a drexel university student has been stabbed on campus we're gathering information. we'll have a live report for you at 6:00 a.m. >> ♪ ♪this holiday season, my good friend gave to me♪
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>> ♪ >> welcome back. you're taking a live look across center city. clear for now. it is 5:56 and a little bit warmer than we have been the last couple days. 42 degrees out there at the moment. the atlantic city region lost more jobs than anywhere else in the country over the past year. four casino closings account for 8,000 of the 9900 layoffs. a fifth casino the taj mahal is days away from shutting its doors on december 20th that's unless a last minute plan can seay it. that would put another 3,000 casino workers out of a job. the atlantic city area study includes hammonton but does not count farm jobs. >> camden county police released video of a man they need your help finding. take a good look at him.
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on november 4th at 10 o'clock, he jumped into a car and assaulted a person inside it and took off with their cell phone and cash. it happened at north 23rd and federal streets in camden. if you recognize the man, police want to hear from you. the reward money is piling up for information on the whereabouts of local college student shane montgomery. it now stands at $65,000. the 21-year-old who attends west chester university was last seen leaving kildare's west chester university was thanksgiving morning. a ping from his cell phone was picked up near the cvs pharmacy on main street about an hour after he vanished. searches of the nearby schuylkill river and surrounding area have turned up no sign of montgomery. >> 5:57 now. a plane headed for arizona had to be diverted. there was a baby on the way and he made it. >> and mobile6 is traveling on the roads this morning giving you a look at some of the dry conditions that we're experiencing. not what we were looking at we'll be right back
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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. it's 6:00 a.m. on this wednesday, december 10th andbacking right now. >> a fight between three drexel university students sends one of the students to the hospital. we are live with breaking details. >> remembering a hero. the city of philadelphia pays tribute to the first female firefighter kill in the line of duty. >> and a berks county town has to take down the lights during the christmas season. we will tell you why. >> but first up a preview of that weather and traffic. let's head to dave murphy he's outside for us right now and matt pelman is in for karen. good morning. >> you'll be happy to have a coat on this morning. temperatures are in the low 40's in a lot of the area but a strong brisk

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