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>> ♪♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with matt o'donnell, tamala edwards, karen rogers and meteorologist, david murphy. >> ♪♪ >> hey everyone, it's 6 o'clock. last day in the year of 2014 and breaking this morning. >> there are new overnight developments in the search for missing air asia plane 8501. >> a fast moving house fire sends residents out into the cold in northeast philadelphia
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overnight. >> and happy new year to our peewee friends. a live look from new zealand where it is the new year and you see the tower that their spouting the fireworks and they're bringing in the new year in a big way and we'll see that around here soon enough. >> why do they always get to do it first? i can never figure it out. let's go to david and matt who is filling in for karen. >> true, i would love to go down there and see that sometime. we're off to a very cold start for your new year's eve across the regionally i'll start you with satellite and at least we'll see plenty of sunshine. clouds to the west app per to be breaking apart and we think it's going to be a bright day. but it's cold. 28 degrees right now in philadelphia, 24 in wilmington, 21 in allentown and as you look at these numbers, there is a slight breeze beginning to kick up that's probably shaving about four or 5 degrees off these numbers and giving you wind chills that make it feel a little cooler and we're also shaving degrees off where we were 24 hours ago. we're five trees -- degrees colder in philadelphia this morning than eight morning. dropped 11 degrees in wildwood.
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as we roll through the day 28 right now on your storm tracker 6 app 26 degrees by 8 o'clock and then by noon, 32. by three 34 dropping down in a high at 3 o'clock. cold brisk and breezy all day long. we'll have your new year's eve midnight call and your mummers parade call for tomorrow coming up in that accuweather 7-day, matt. >> you know in their hundred plus years they had to postpone the parade about 22 times i believe it was. good they won't have to do that tomorrow, david. nice clear skies and nice clear traffic this morning here along 95 in the ongoing work zone. 2014 saw plenty of changes here along 95 at cottman avenue but the good news is this morning no negative changes. we're moving fine as you head southbound towards center city. say same between allegheny and girard. no issues on the schuylkill or roosevelt boulevard. cars in greenwich gloucester county involving a vehicle that ran off the southbound side of the new jersey turnpike approaching exit two for 322. good news is all the activity is off to the side. getting by without much of a
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delay. you're getting by but there's a work zone on the a.c. expressway eastbound approaching the farley service plaza taking out two lanes scheduled until 5:00 p.m. but i wouldn't be surprised if they clear out early and construction crews cleared from 42 northbound by 295. everything is opened here. another spot where 2014 saw a lost changes. this morning traffic is moving well matt. >> thank you matt. our latest development in the search for the airasia jetliner. more bodies have been found plus a number of media outlets are reporting that indonesian sonar picked up the plane's location. abc news says its reporting conflicts that. "action news" reporter katherine scott is live in our satellite center to sort out the overnight developments. >> reporter: matt the associated press is among those reporting that sonar equipment has detected wreckage at the bottom of the sea but it's unclear what kind of condition that wreckage is in. meanwhile search and rescue teams have been contending with inclement weather strong winds and current, high surf
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have been hindering search efforts and preventing diverse from getting in water. the bodies of two of the victims arrived at a airport where family and friends had been gathering. carried off the plain two wooden bodies containing the bodies of an adult woman and a teenaged boy. so much grief, so many questions. some painted after hearing confirmation that debris found in the java sea did belong to that missing airasia flight. overnight we learned seven victims have been recovered. four of the bodies were male and three female. one was a flight attendant identified by her red uniform. despite official word from search and rescue teams loved ones still held out hope. 162 souls were on board airasia flight 8501 when it
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disappeared halfway through a two-hour flight from indonesia to singapore. the international search has involved dozens of planes, ships and helicopters. u.s. navy ships are on location. the chief of indonesia's search and rescue says his team has retrieved pieces of the plane along with a blue suitcase and an oxygen tank. experts say the metal wreckage with burn marks could suggest an explosion or fire. >> so once you have the debris you look at it all and fire stands out explosion stands out. was it ripped apart or was something else going on here? >> reporter: and at this time the search for the plane's black boxes continues. they could be critical in determining what led up to that crash. we're live in the satellite center, katherine scott channel6 "action news." tam. >> katherine thank you. new this morning it was a battle for firefighters as two house fires in philadelphia overnight. the first one happened just before 1:00 a.m. on the 1600 block of margaret street in frankford. firefighters found a second floor bedroom in flames when they got to the scene.
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investigators removed a burned mattress there. everyone inside that home did get out safely. >> police want to talk to man who they believe stole christmas tips meant for hard working garbage collectors in the suburbs. the cash was left in holiday cards and taped to trash cans in neighborhoods in delaware and chester counties. residents had called police saying they believe some tips had been swiped. then a homeowner in wayne spotted the thief in action and was able to grab a partial license tag number to call it in. >> our patrol officers were able to deduce that a tag or a partial tag and then look into police systems and found a vehicle with a matching description, make model and color. >> authorities have identified their suspect as 50-year-old norman demko of malvern. they issued a summons to charge him with theft. "action news" was unable to reach demko for comment. >> as we get trod say goodbye to 2014, new york city is getting ready for that big
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bash in times square. they tested the ball yesterday to make sure that it will drop from its lofty perch as it descends tonight on the final countdown to the new year, the crystal ball will light up in colorful patterns. and of course you can watch all of that live only right here on 6abc. tune into the annual tradition dick clark's new year's rocking eve with ryan seacrest. a long list of performers include taylor swift iggy azalea and elton john. festivities kick off at 8 o'clock tonight right here on 6abc. >> workers in new jersey are among the americans who will be getting a raise beginning tomorrow. maribel aber is live at the nasdaq in times square with our final market watch report of 20 fourteen how about that, maribel. >> reporter: that's a big one, matt. we like to talk about money. more than 3 million workers are getting a new year's raise. on january 1st, 21 states and washington, d.c. will increase their minimum wage and 11 of those boosts are thanks to new legislation. in 2015, 29 states will have a
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minimum wage above the federal rate of $7.25. and there soon may be one more place to use your apple pay at the gas pump. apple working with chevron to make it available at the company's fillup stations next year. the gas station is apple's next stop on that road to make apple pay a complete replacement for traditional payment. let's talk stocks. stocks tumbled tuesday as the dow fell backplate teen thousand. futures are higher for the last day of this trading year. finally even white castle fans want a veggie option. the fast food chain known for its beef sliders introduced a veggie burger. it sells for 99 cents, 20 cents more than the beef option. matt and tam the question is, wonder how harold and kumar would feel about that veggie option. >> i don't know. >> thank you maribel. >> funny. >> she ends 2014 on a great note. >> we'll see her next year which is not long. storm tracker 6 live double scan, no precipitation
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first time in three mornings we haven't been talking about something down the shore but it is clear as a bell down there. as we look outside we're looking at stars overhead above the platt bridge and all the other bridges and by ways across the region and lots of sun up over the horizon in a little while. 28 degrees right now in philadelphia, though. we are starting out definitely on the cold side. 21 degrees in allentown. 24 in reading. we're at -- up out of the teens in millville and 30 in sea isle city. satellite showing us that, yeah, there is a little bit of clouds -- cloud cover offer to the west of us but it's breaking apart. as it pushes towards i-95 we think it's going to evaporate. we're expecting mainly sunny condition today. up in allentown we'll go mostly sunny but it's also cold. a high of just 32, brisk and wind chills making it feel like it's in the teens and 20's as we roll through the day. down the shore a little bit better. highs closer to 40. we'll go 38 at the shore mostly sunny, brisk and cold there as well, though, definitely coat and gloves weather, hats too and 35 degrees in philadelphia.
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lots of sun but brisk with the wind run out of the northwest at 10 to 20 miles per hour. that will be enough to make you shiver today. twicts degrees by 8 o'clock 31 by 11 o'clock and 35 degrees by 2 o'clock. 32 degrees by 5 o'clock. do you know why you shiver by the way? >> why. >> it's to create heat. it's like your body does it to try and create heat and friction. isn't that something? i forget where i heard that but i think that's true. penn's landing tonight fireworks, it's going to be cold and shivery weather. slun degrees by 6 o'clock and at midnight when the fireworks are going off 28 degrees. wind chills near 20's so definitely bundle up with all that extra gear. if you're headed out to the mummers tomorrow it's going to be a chilly one for the parade. 32 degrees by 10 o'clock 34 degrees by 6 o'clock. wind chills in the upper 20's during the best of times during the parade tomorrow. lots of sunshine but breezy and obviously on the cold side. your exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast, brisk and cold today. a high of 35. tomorrow sunny and brisk 38. and then a little better on
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friday, up to 44. back to 40 on saturday. now, saturday clouds will increase during the and in the evening twenty four expecting some rain to arrive but in the northern and western suburbs in particular there's a chance that it starts out with a little bit of icing before a changeover to rain. if you're out driving on saturday evening keep that in mind especially in the northwest but even in philadelphia i would be careful. you might have a period where the roads are slippery. then we get early rain on sunday before drying during the afternoon and 56 degrees a mild high, windy maybe some late day sun on sunday and then we're back into the 30's but fortunate that system is gone and we don't have any precip. no big snow events on the horizon right now. >> thanks, david. can coming up all new the explosion in the lehigh valley that left two people injured and lifted up a building's roof. >> four cows are dead and
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another is wounded but expected to survive after a shooting at a schuylkill county familiar. matt. >> things are moving well along 422 passing trooper road head need 23 and valley forge national park but there's a new crash in the park and we'll update one in gloucester county when "action news" continues on this new year's eve morning. >> ♪♪
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joining everyone in celebrating the new year coming in tonight. 31 degrees on city avenue. 35 degrees is the high temperature today. cold for the fireworks but dry. >> matt pelman cannot wait on the new year. he has been countering down the hours. >> so exciting. we're just under 18 hours left, just under 18 hours remaining in 2014. we'll try and make the most of them, matt and tam and as we do that weary countering some of the things that happened this year. one of the things that was a little bit of an inconvenience was the closure of the ramp from spring garden industry to the westbound side of the schuylkill expressway. an inconvenience no longer because yesterday they finally reopened that ramp after we will be without it for several months so go ahead this morning, use the ramp from spring garden to the westbound side of 76 and you can see on 76 traffic's moving well with no delays. we expect light volume again this morning as you head out if you have to head into work. over on 95 speeds still in the 50's as you come southbound. we are getting word, though, of a broken down vehicle on
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the roosevelt boulevard northbound at bustleton avenue. watch outer for it in the inner drive. also a new crash in upper merion in valley forge national park along 23. valley forge park road near inner line drive. no delays on 42 near king of prussia. grab in east greenwich township, a vehicle ran off the road. but all the activity is off the road as well. the lanes there are opened. no fishes so far this morning in -- no issues so far this morning in delaware. this is our good buddy ben the ben franklin bridge. all bridges in good shape this morning. 2014 saw a lot of construction on the ben franklin bridge. thankfully most of that has wrapped up. all the lanes are opened this morning. matt. >> thank you matt. new story here. state police in schuylkill county pa are on the lookout for a cow killer. five cows have been shot at heplers homestead farm on monday morning.
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police believe all of the animals were shot in the head at close range. four of them all pregnant with calves did not survive. a fifth cow is expected to recover. now, the farm owner estimates the financial loss at more than $8,000. the family has run the dairy farm for 235 years. investigators say a faulty appliance caused an explosion at a lehigh valley apartment complex. it happened yesterday in whitehall township. investigators say a gas employee was working on the appliances, went to ignite the pilot light and it exploded. the blast was so powerful it lifted the roof off the building. both awoke and a resident are being treater for burns. >> it is 6:17. health experts believe they have pin pointed the source that kicked off that deadly ebola outbreak. >> western canada trying to sort out what police are calling the worst mass murder to ever take place in the city of edmonton. david. >> it's a cold one for new year's eve in philadelphia. a high of just 35 degrees today. well below the average and cold tonight.
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>> well, this guy's plan to rip off an atm in australia backfired quite literally. surveillance video shows him trying to insert a lit explosive device into the machine and he was trying to destroy it but instead it blue him right back and threw him on the ground. >> left your shoes. >> the flip-flops were still sitting there after he fell. he didn't escape with any cash but he's still alive. police believe the same guy was well enough to successfully break into another atm a few days later. >> one of many reasons why it may not be the greatest idea to try and break into an atm. but if you want to drive on 95 that's a pretty good idea this morning. watch out for this disabled motorist southbound side by the vine street expressway. southbound headlights headed towards penn's landing where we have all the fireworks tonight at 6:00 and then again at midnight and septa wants to help you get home after the
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show. extra late night trains on the regional rails and the septa subways are going to run all night kind of like a weekend situation but today they're on a modified weekday schedule, same with the city buses. patco also on a holiday schedule and njt extra midday service to help you get up to new york but overall modified weekday schedule. >> great they do that with extended hours. no drinking and driving tonight. 28 degrees by 9 o'clock, 32 by noon. we're already cold and staying that way today. 34 degrees by 3 o'clock. your high today is going to be 35 degrees. that will be at 2 o'clock. lots of sunshine overall. but it is obviously going to be cool and brisk with wind chills in the 20's even at the best of times. across the nation we have some rain out in the southwest. not too much else going on. a couple of showers down in southern texas a little bit around central florida that appears to be clearing out. as we look at the big board the national map like that you wouldn't expect any big time delays and we have none and no hint of precipitation in our most commonly traveled destinations. tam. >> and that was david.
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disease detectives may have pinpointed the source of the ebola out break. they already believe a two-year-old boy who lived in the west african country of guinea was the first victim known as patient zero. he's seen in photographs from this video by unicef. villagers say the boy who died last december often paid in a hollow tree. when the tree caught fire in march a colony of bats flew out. this research team still thinks the animals are the likely origin for the epidemic. >> get this. the eagles are the last major philadelphia sports team to record a victory. we'll see how long that lasts. the flyers will try snap a two game skid when they face the avalanche on this new year's eve in california. sixers continue to be the worst team in the nba. and lost to the nba best golden state warriors in oakland. the 64126 to 86. the sixers continue their seven game road trip in phoenix on friday. >> 6:22. a california woman bought her boyfriend a play station for christmas but found something
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else inside. >> and we're gathering new information on the search for airasia flight 8501. crews have recovered more bodies. katherine. >> that's right, matt, we have been following all the latest overnight developments in the search for the victims of that airasia crash. we'll have all the details for you coming up at 6:30. >> ♪♪
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♪ ♪ ♪ hershey's spreads. bring the delicious taste of hershey's chocolate to anything - everything. with hershey's spreads, the possibilities are delicious. >> nine people have been murdered in edmonton and police say it is the worst mass murder to ever take place in that western canadian city.
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investigators found the bodies at three separate crime scenes. they say a man with a lengthy criminal record killed six adults and two young children and then took his own life. detectives say this was all the result of domestic violence. >> it took three years but a suspected rapist is back in philadelphia to face justice. 39-year-old robert palin is accused of beating and raping three women in pennypack park back in 2010 and 2011. police described these attacks as vicious. >> he immediately just took advantage knocked this woman unconscious, removed their clothing while they were -- and continued beating them to the point where they had injuries, fractures and multiple facial injuries. >> investigators had dna from the 2011 attack. they got a hit from a national database nine mog when palin was arrested in wisconsin. he pleaded guilty there to raping and trying to kill a woman he met online. he's now being held on
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$10 million bail in philadelphia. >> the california woman and her boyfriend received a strange christmas surprise this year. sandra ortiz was excited to give her boyfriend a play station four for christmas. she bought it at target and then came gift opening time. inside the box no game system, two bibles. ortiz said her boyfriend already owned a bible and she was afraid target wouldn't believe her story but the store did give her a real ps4. it is unclear why the bibles were in the box. >> interesting. >> it's 6:27 and a woman says she was secretly recorded by a friend. >> police in south jersey say they have their man and are trying to figure out if there are multiple victims. >> ♪♪
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>> ♪♪ >> breaking right now, more bodies have been found in the java sea as wind and wild seas factor into the search for airasia 8501. a live report on all the overnight developments is coming up. >> freezing temperatures could create dangerous conditions on the roads. icy conditions caused this nasty crash in delaware overnight. >> new year's eve forecast brings a big chill to parts of the delaware and lehigh valleys. >> hey everyone, it's 6:30, last day in the year of 2014 and to celebrate matt pelman and dave murphy, karen is, oh, i don't know, somewhere out there. [laughter] >> we're off to a very cold start across the region right now. satellite shows you there's not a lot of cloud cover so in most neighborhoods you step outside and you see stars overhead right now. looks like most of those clouds will fall apart as this try to head east. 28 degrees in philadelphia, 24 wilmington, 21 allentown, 25 in millville. just below the freezing mark down the shore and all of these numbers are colder than yesterday and of course yesterday was colder than the day before so a 5-degree drop
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right now in your temperatures 11 degrees down in wildwood. as we roll through the days, lots of sunshine but cold. 28 degrees by 9 o'clock by noon about the freezing mark and by 3 o'clock 34, dropping down from a high of 35. we'll probably hit that around 2 o'clock this afternoon. it's going to be very cold tonight for new year's eve as we ring in the new year. and the mummers parade also is going to require a coat and then some. i'll have details coming up in the accuweather 7-day forecast. matt. >> good thing they have those very heavy elaborate costumes to keep them warm as they strut tomorrow. good morning to you david. we're watch agnew crash in bellmawr camden county northbound side of 42 approaching 295. i know the overpass is kind of an -- slowing already on 42 northbound northbounds you come away from 55 in this spot that would normalling be busy. overall we're not seeing big delays this week but we're seeing this one on 42 because
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of that crash. also have a crash in gloucester county on the southbound side of the new jersey turnpike approaching exit two for 322 involving a vehicle that ran off the roadway but everything is off to the side so the lanes are opened there as you head south towards salem county and the delaware memorial bridge. here in port richmond this is 95 by allegheny avenue. southbound come the headlights. no normal morning delay here on 95. same is true over on the schuylkill. we have that broken down vehicle on 95 southbound by the vine and we're also watching one on the roosevelt boulevard northbound at bustleton avenue in the inner drive by gordon chevrolet. watch out for one more crash in valley forge national park along route 23 year inner line drive but no delays so far this morning on 422. matt and tam. >> thank you matt. we begin with new developments in the operation to recover airasia flight 8501. several media outlets are reporting that sonar has picked up the plane upside down beneath the surface of the java sea. >> however abc news is telling us that they're hearing conflicting reports on that and that they've not been
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able to confirm all the information. >> "action news" reporter katherine scott is following all these details live from the satellite center. katherine. >> reporter: that's right, matt and tam. there have been several reports that sonar equipment has detected wreckage on the sea floor but it's unclear what kind of condition that wreckage is in, if it's been broken up or if it's in one piece. meanwhile we do know seven bodies have been recovered. the bodies of two airasia passengers have now arrived at a military air strip in surabaya's airport where family and friends have been gathering. carried off the plane, two wooden coffins containing the bodies of an adult woman and a teenaged boy. overnight we learned that seven victims of the airasia crash have been recovered from the java sea. four of the bodies were male and three female. one was a flight attendant identified by her red uniform. >> it's a horrible, horrible experience. we'll try and do our best. >> reporter: 162 souls were on board airasia flight 8501
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when it disappeared halfway through a two hour flight from indonesia to singapore. the international search has involved dozens of planes, ships and helicopters. the chief of the indonesian search and rescue says his team has retrieved pieces of the plane along with a blue suitcase. no word on why the plane went down. >> the question is what would have caused that? was it a bomb? was it structural failure? what could have brought this airplane down catastrophically? >> reporter: and the weather in the area remains to be an issue. they've been contending with high surf, winds strong current and we could see that bad weather in that area for the next several days. we're live in the satellite center, katherine scott channel6 "action news." matt. >> thanks katherine. another developing story. police believe icy road conditions caused a box truck to overturn in delaware overnight. the action cam was at the scene along the 1000 block of south field street in wilmington just after 11:00 p.m. the truck was carrying newspapers and overturned on an icy road way. the driver had to be cut out of the wreckage.
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he's in stable condition. yet another story developing. an armed bandit pulled off a robbery at a 7-eleven in philadelphia overnight. it happened at the convenience store in the 6000 block of rising sun avenue in the lawndale section of the city. police say the man demanded cash from the clerk at 1:30 a.m., made off with the money and some cigarettes. witnesses say the bandit took off towards fan shaw street. no one was hurt. >> we're learning more about the suspect shot and killed by police in delaware county yesterday. authorities say he had been arrested in the past for making terroristic threats. >> to try to arrest me, okay. now, consequently there will be serious and irreversible catastrophic consequences. >> the 52-year-old joseph anthony pacini posted several video rants like this one on youtube threatening law enforcement. multiple agencies went to his clifton heights home yesterday afternoon but he got in his car and took off. officers then followed him into that drexel hill and
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that's where police say things really escalated. >> they attempted to stop him. he threw the car in reverse. he ran into the chief of police car from clifton and tried to run over several other officers who were around the car. >> police say they opened fire fearing for their own lives. investigators also say pacini had a history of mental illness. >> 6:36 on the clock. philadelphia police are asking for your help to find the person who attacked a pregnant woman. surveillance video shows the 41-year-old victim walking along the 100 block of manton street in south philadelphia back on december 22nd. seconds later here's the guy running up behind her without warning punches the woman on the side of the head knocking her to the ground and grabs her purse and a grab of food. the woman was treated or an eye injury. south jersey police say they have arrested a plan who secretly record add woman in her own bathroom plus another woman and they're trying to figure out if there are other victims. the woman says 25-year-old
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carl camp jr. of magnolia had visited her home in gloucester township and she believes he set up a cell phone in her bathroom. police discovered a second woman had also been secretly recorded. camp is charged with invasion of privacy. >> ♪♪ >> and happening today, a man charged in a deadly accident that killed three bucks county teenagers is scheduled to learn his fate today. 53-year-old michael ware covered his face as he walked inside court yesterday. he requested a preliminary hearing to determine if the case against him is strong enough to go to trial. a ruling is expected today. ware is charged with involuntary manslaughter for allegedly letting his 15-year-old daughter drive his suv in the poconos over labor day weekend. also happening today the philadelphia school district is working over the holidays to help some parents get their kids into new schools before classes resume on monday. the abrupt closure of the walter palmer charter school leaves 600 students in k through eight without anywhere to go.
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school district staffers are now working overtime. the school district's office in spring garden will be opened early today and on friday. enrollment can also be done online. >> people of new zealand have already ushered in 2015. give us about 17 more hours we'll get there too. it will get down into the mid-20's tonight but at least it will be clear for tonight's fireworks displays. action cam caught crews at the philadelphia naval yard getting things ready. the first display on the riverfront happens at 6:00 p.m. the second midnight. you can watch them as they go off on the philadelphia and camden sides of the delaware river. and then the mummers kick off the new year with their annual parade. our broadcast partner phl17 is the official home of the mummers and the only place to watch the parade live on new year's day. if you're not heading out to see it in person, you can catch full coverage starting tomorrow morning at 8:00 a.m. on phl17. >> let's talk about tonight getting all bundled up. >> yeah. >> hand warmers foot warmers sound like a good idea. >> tomorrow, too. >> blow torch. >> no blow torch.
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storm tracker 6 live double scan showing you there's no precipitation -- i know, matt, it's just -- you're a prepared guy. and we've got nothing going on out there. as we take a look outside, we are looking at clear skies over most of the region this morning. a lost stars out and we're expecting plenty of sunshine up over the horizon a little bit later on as we are in south philadelphia looking north from the airport toward the platt bridge there. 28 degrees in philadelphia. your winds west-northwest at 9 miles per hour and that is giving you wind chills in the teens and 20's across the region right now. satellite shows you cloud cover mainly out to the west and it does look like we'll see plenty of sunshine. not only early today but overall through the day. 26 degrees by 8 o'clock. 31 degrees by 11 o'clock. it's going to be cold. no way around. that your high today is 35 degrees at 2 o'clock and then your 5 o'clock temperature back to the freezing mark and again feeling like it's in the 20's through most of the afternoon. high temperatures up in allentown only the freezing mark. there's that mid 30 reading in philadelphia. down the shore up closer to 40 degrees but everybody from
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north to south is going to be brisk and cold. happy new year everyone. i hope 2014 was good for you: i hope 2015 is better. we'll start out on a chilly note. at midnight tonight 28 degrees in philadelphia. the wind chill down near 20 as we usher in the new year and then tomorrow for the mummers parade bundle up just like tam was saying. gloves, scarves hats an couple layers under that coat. 32 degrees by 10 o'clock. by 2 o'clock 37 degrees. and by 6 o'clock 34 degrees but wind chills in the 20's tomorrow during the parade. your exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast, today 35 degrees, brisk and cold lots of sunshine. tomorrow still sunny but still brisk and still cold with a high of 38. then we ease back up to 44 with a mix of sun and clouds on friday. back to 40 on saturday. clouds building during the day and in the evening on saturday we'll be on the lookout for the arrival of some rain. there is some indication on some models that in the northern and western suburbs in particular this could start out as a wintry mix before it changes over to rain and if you're out driving on saturday anywhere from about
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philadelphia north in particular, i'd be careful of the potential anyway for some icy patches and then the whole thing changes over to rain and by early sunday morning the rain is tapering off. after that it's windy dry and more mild with a high of 56 degrees. and then the cold comes back. windy and colder on monday 36. still cold with increasing clouds on tuesday a high of 34. tuesday night into wednesday morning, maybe a little coating of snow on some lawns but it doesn't look like a big deal. might just be flurries, too and as we look ahead in the long range even past what i just showed you there are no indications right now of any big snow events so we're going to get the first week of january in the books without having to shovel it looks like. >> compared to last year. >> i know. >> yeah. >> it is 6:41. a pistol packing pastor opens fire in a florida church. coming up, we'll tell was started the shootout with a church employee. >> a suspected burglar gets caught sleeping on the job in texas. matt. >> we're catching a great sunrise an great ride here on 202, matt, through devon chester county. northbound go the taillights
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towards the schuylkill expressway with no delays this morning. we're starting to see big delays on the 42 freeway. we'll show them to you when "action news" continues on this wednesdays morning.
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>> ♪♪ >> welcome back. you're taking a live look here via satellite into times square up in new york city. they're getting ready for that space to be filled with revelers all huddled together waiting for the ball to drop at midnight. i'm guessing we might hear taylor swift sing a little welcome to new york, maybe blank space. i don't know, something good. shake it off, shake up 2015. >> welcome to new york would be very appropriate. >> i'm guess that's what she goes with.
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>> matt what you got in traffic. >> we could use a little more plank space. we don't have much of that right now here on 42 matt and tam. we're crowded together packed in because of a crash on the northbound side by 295. you can see the backlog has really formed now from 41 through this point at creek road up to that accident scene where the right side of the roadway is blocked. so, it's kind of looking like a normal morning or even a little slower than normal but we haven't been used to this delay this week because volume so far this week has been light. not the case this morning on 42 because of that crash. other accident in south jersey is in east greenwich gloucester county new jersey turnpike southbound side approaching exit two for route 322 involving a vehicle that ran off the roadway. all the activity associated with the accident is off to the side so the lanes are opened and the speeds don't look too bad. speeds also don't look too bad on 95 this morning as you come southbound but do watch out for that disabled vehicle southbound at the vine street expressway. pretty much all off to the side. also have a broken down vehicle on the roosevelt
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boulevard northbound side at bustleton avenue in the inner drive. just getting word of a store fire in north philadelphia along york street between sixth and seven and. definitely a good spot to avoid. speeds look good over on the schuylkill expressway and hey it's going to be good news on the schuylkill to end this 2014. yesterday they reopened the ramp from spring garden street to the westbound side. go ahead and use that ramp and please enjoy but watch out for a crash in valley forge national park along 23 near inner line drive. matt. >> thank you matt. a mother was killed in a terrible accident inside an idaho wal-mart yesterday. investigators say her toddler accidentally shot her. it happened as the 29-year-old woman shopped with several of her children. her two-year-old son was sitting in a shopping cart with her purse when he grabbed the handgun inside it and somehow pulled the trigger. wal-mart was evacuated as a precaution. no one else was hurt. >> new here on "action news," the pastor of a florida church shot and critically wounded an employee during a shootout. police say living water
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fellowship pastor terry howell was in the middle of firing a maintenance worker when the work worker a began to shoot at him. he fired several shots but they all missed how well. how well got his own gun and shot at the man. he's currently being treater at the hospital. no one else was injured. police say howell was indeed acting in self-defense. >> a texas man says a burglar broke into his home tried to steal his stuff and passed out in his guest room. homeownerrer kevin connolly was preparing to head to the airport when he noticed one of his packed bags was missing. he grabbed his money and searched every room. he found his bag and with it christopher provazek sound asleep. he woke up when officers dragged him out of bed. he now faces charges including burglary. >> it is 6:47 and coming up this morning police are on alert on this new year's eve as many groups across the country plan protests against police brutality. david. >> cold this morning across the region, 28 in philadelphia, 21 in allentown
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31 in sea isle city. and your wind chills now are in the teens almost everywhere across the region, a wind chill of 10 right now in lancaster. the shore doing a little bit better. we'll be back with your day planner forecast and a little more up close view of numbers coming up next. >> ♪♪ as a small business owner you wouldn't deliver just half of what you have to offer to your customers. so why are you settling for half-fast internet? only verizon fios comes with speedmatch - upload speeds as fast as your download
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>> time now to look ahead to what's coming up on "gma." >> it's the last time that we do this in the year 2014. to help us out ryan smith joining us live from new york city. hey, ryan. >> reporter: good morning,
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matt and tam. one last time for 2014. great to be with you both this morning. coming up on "gma" millions of americans are waking up to cold and snow this morning. the bitter blast of wintry weather and high winds just in time for the new year. ginger zee is tracking we had night temperatures. high alert cities across the country gearing up for what could be a night of protests. groups from coast to coast planning demonstrations against police brutality connected to the deaths of eric garner and michael brown. details ahead. the latest in the investigation of the airasia flight 8501 disaster. searchers pulling more victims from the java sea overnight. the important clues already found in the wreckage. and we've got special reveal for you today. american girl's 2015 doll of the year and we're going to take a look at some of the biggest stories and the most fun we've had in 2014. only on "gma." i'm missing 2014 already guys. what about you? >> no, i'm ready to see 2015. >> i wish i could live in the past the present and the future.
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>> reporter: i'm still in 1980. >> 1980. >> all right. >> like men with outhats. >> i always looking forward. >> 80 was a very, very goodyear. >> 1980's. >> know no, 1980. >> let's head outside and check the ben franklin bridge. it was a great year. on the camden waterfront you'll be able to see fireworks tonight at 6 o'clock and again at midnight. keep in mind i always like to say if you're driving keep your eyes on the road instead of those fireworks. mass transit trains are on time but a lot of them on holiday and modified weekday schedules today with extra late night service on the regional rails and the septa subways to help you get home from the events. >> 1980 world series phillies were in the super bowl you were born. i got a twitter follow interberks county and i had to write this down. it's sea schultzville on the crest of south mountain in berks county. jms reports 20 degrees. i believe that's the town where the perkiomen creek starts. fleetwood nearby 20's as well. 20 saint davids.
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mid 20's down by the delaware river in chester and center city. a lost teens and 20's in south jersey. low to mid-20's in delaware so it is cold, cold, cold out there. if you're running errands today, last minute party supplies it stays cold. today's high just 35 degrees at 2 o'clock it will feel like it's in the 20's. we'll be right back with your top stories. >> ♪♪ is there an elk in your bed? with sleep number, now there's an adjustment
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>> ♪♪ >> bad sweater hindering the search for victims of airasia flight 8501. seven bodies have been found. plus the associated press is reporting that sonar detected the plane upside down in the java sea. authorities say they shot a man and killed him in drexel hill yesterday and he had posted youtube videos threatening law enforcement. police also say 52-year-old joseph pacini had a history of mental illness and had been arrested for terroristic threats. philadelphia and camden ring in 2015 with fireworks over the delaware river. the first lapse at 6:00 p.m. the last at midnight. >> not an easy new year's eve morning on 42. northbound side blocked up from the black horse pike to 295 where we have a crash taking out the right lane. david. >> going to be cold today. 28 degrees by 9 o'clock. 35 by 2 o'clock. 6 o'clock 31. your midnight hour forecast tonight 28 degrees with a wind chill of 20. so enjoy yourselves but bundle up tonight and of course as always be safe and smart okay. >> indeed.
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thank you for being a part of our 2014. we look forward to seeing you tomorrow in 2015. be safe out there. for matt, matt, karen david happy new year. >> happy new year. >> happy new year. >> ♪♪
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. good morning, america. the new year's winter blast. snow trapping more than 130 people on the highway in california. black ice creating dangerous conditions. powerful wind gusts knocking over trucks and toppling trees. temperatures 30 degrees below normal in some areas as we get ready to ring in the new year one major city already canceling its celebration. happening right you, the massive recovery. pulling more victims from the airasia disaster out of the water. a u.s. navy ship on the scene. and the race to recover the all-important black boxes. run for your life. the incredible footage

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