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clinically proven. that's the healing power of vaseline. >> ♪♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with matt o'donnell, tamala edwards, karen rogers and meteorologist, david murphy. >> ♪♪ >> good morning everyone, it's 5 o'clock on this wednesday february 11th and here's what's happening. >> the nation marks the death of the fourth american hostage killed by isis. her grieving family releases new details of her 18 months in captivity. >> papers full of personal information are found blowing around the streets of a philadelphia neighborhood. it is an "action news" exclusive. >> a giant powerball jackpot is up for grabs tonight. even i went out there and bought some tickets. i usually don't but that's a big number. >> you don't need all that money. aren't you happy? >> i would share it with all
of you. >> okay, as long as you do that. >> right. >> let's go to david and karen. good morning. >> be good matt. satellite is showing you there's a lack of significant cloud cover overhead right now. some off the shore and some coastal communities in south jersey might have a little cloud cover early. but most of us are going to see sunshine early and then later today maybe a little bit of cloud cover mixing in. fairly bright overall though. chilly this morning 28 degrees in philadelphia. similar numbers to yesterday across the region. allentown still in the teens and like yesterday there's a little bit of agrees breeze dropping out of the north giving you wind chill in the teens. 19 degrees is what it feels like as you step outside in philadelphia. as we head out to the bus stop bundle up. there is there's a little light breeze, partly cloudy skies and 27 degrees by 6 o'clock, 27 probably still holding by 8 o'clock this morning. by 9 o'clock we're at 28 and then this afternoon looks pretty good. by 3 o'clock 38. your high is going to be 39 degrees. that will probably hit right around 2 or 3 o'clock this afternoon. karen we do have a couple of shots of at least a little
flurry activity or some light snow in the seven day and colder air. that's all coming up. >> dave we're looking live on the roosevelt boulevard past broad street. that was a nightmare yesterday with that water main break blocking 12 lanes for much of the day but unlike yesterday right now things are moving fine this morning on the boulevard so no big issues there. southbound at ninth street we had police activity that has cleared. we've got this accident involving an overturned tractor-trailer it was carrying paper so watch for this but it is off to the side because it went partially down an embankment there and this is the 30 bypass westbound between 340 and reeceville road. if you're in this area you might want to stick to business route 30 lincoln highway or the pennsylvania turnpike westbound just to avoid any problems there but traffic is getting by. this accident and downed pole has cleared lower providence township. things looking a little better there. construction blocks the right lane on the turnpike eastbound near willow grove matt and tam. >> thank you karen. a two vehicle crash brought traffic tragedy to bucks county. one person was killed and two others hurt when the vehicles collided in richland township.
it happened along the 1400 block of southwest end boulevard at 8 o'clock last night. the two injured people were taken to the hospital. now to an "action news" exclusive. the city of philadelphia is investigating how sensitive court documents ended up scatter across city streets. hundreds of papers littered the area around 29th and wharton streets in the grays ferry section yesterday. they included social security numbers, addresses and phone numbers. it appears the paperwork came from the philadelphia adult probation and parole department. "action news" tried to contact officials there but we have not heard back. the city streets department is investigating. >> the white house has confirmed kayla mueller the american woman held hostage by isis was indeed killed and they are claiming that that happened in the days when jordan conducted an air strike. erin o'hearn is live at the big board with more including reaction from mueller's family. good morning. >> reporter: good morning its hard to imagine the kind of pain kayla mueller's family
is enduring after isis sent them photographs proving she was dead. now we are learning more about the letter her parents received from kayla and the failed u.s. attempt to bring her home. the 26-year-old from arizona was captured by isis militants 18 months ago while working to help war refugees, a cause she was very vocal about and staunchly committed to. during her captivity she managed to smuggle out a letter to her family. she wrote in part "just the thought you all sends me into a fit of tears. "over the weekend her isis captors sent her family pictures of her body after claiming she died in a jordanian air strike but u.s. officials blame the terrorist group for her death. sources involved in an attempt to rescue her say she was given to a senior isis leader as a kind of bride or reward. >> it's as tough as anything that i do having conversation with parents who
understandably want by any means necessary for their children to be safe. >> kayla has touched the heart of the world. the world grieves with us. >> reporter: the three other americans held hostage by isis were all behead by the group. officals say they don't know exactly how or when she died. tam, back to you. >> okay, thank you, erin. it's now 5:05 and happening today pennsylvania governor tom wolf is scheduled to announce a plan to increase school funding. he's visiting caln elementary school in thorndale chester county this morning. their the governor plans to outline a tax proposal intended to increase funding for public schools. >> tonight's powerball jackpot is one of the large nest that multistate lottery's history. it has swelled to nearly half a billion dollars. "action news" reporter eva pilgrim is live at a powerball deal intersouth philadelphia. hello, eva. >> reporter: hello matt. everyone is thinking about
what would you do if you instantly became a millionaire overnight. that's because the powerball jackpot is $485 million. so the question is what numbers are going to give you the best chance. so, we took a look at this your best bet is to go with a quick pick. more than 70 percent of the winners take home the prize letting the computer choose the numbers. the most played number is 26 so i don't know if you really want to play that one but the number that has shown up in the most power bull winning lineups, the number 20. so, what are your odds of taking home the big prize? it is just one in 175 million and growing as more and more people play. but that isn't stopping some from dreaming. >> odds are pretty rough. if you don't buy one you don't have any chance. >> i would buy everything but i would have someone take control of that. i know myself. i would spend it all. >> reporter: don't rush out the door right this minute.
you can't buy powerball tickets until 7:00 this morning so that gives you all of breakfast to think about what you want your numbers to be. if you're not going to do the quick pick, remember 20, that number keeps popping up in those winning numbers. we are live here in south philadelphia, eva pilgrim channel6 "action news." >> eva says play 20. i'm playing a horse with 20 on it, too just because you said so. thank you. this is the only place to watch the powerball drawing. tune in right before "action news" at 11:00 to watch it live. >> let's take our chances with the lottery of weather and hope for some sun actually. >> yeah, we're going to get plenty this morning and today overall is not a bad day. i would be careful of a couple icy patches left overfrom yesterday but we should be in good shape. we're dry. bundle up. take a look outside. little bit of wind blowing and center city clear skies above but definitely a cold start similar to what we saw yesterday morning. 28 degrees is your current temperature in philadelphia, 15 in allentown, 25 in
trenton, 27 in wilmington nd the low 30's down the shore and like yesterday morning, we have wind chills in the upper teens right now. so bundle up. satellite shows you the cloud cover dispersing overnight right down along the coast we have a little bit but most of us are going to see sunshine early so sun glath up and down 95 this morning and out the turnpike and there's cloud cover to the west that might filter toward the east as the day goes on. generally speaking a fairly bright day. sun mixing with a few clouds in allentown chilly a high of 36 degrees but drive. and down the shore same story sunshine early perhaps a few clouds later on. again, early in the morning there might be a couple of clouds that you've got to disperse with but i think you'll see a fair amount of sun and a high of 42 degrees in atlantic city. and in philadelphia sunshine early, a few clouds filtering in later. winds light at seven to 14 miles per hour. but that high of 39 you'll still want a coat just in case that breeze kicks up a little bit. won't be quite as windy as yesterday, though. and as we roll through the day still in the 20's by 8 o'clock. the freezing mark by about 11:00 and then 38 by 2:00 with
that high of 39 hitting at about 3 o'clock this afternoon. and tomorrow future tracker 6 in the morning shows you we've just got clouds. as we go in through the afternoon in particular, there's the noon view still looks like a mix of clouds and sun, there is the possibility of a flurry or perhaps a little snow shower popping up but these do not look all that robust or anxious to do that much. as we take a look at the models for philadelphia three of them this morning have no accumulation at all, the other just a coating. farther north in allentown there's a little better chance of something popping up but in some cases it's either nothing or maybe a coating. there's one model that goes to about a half inch so this is a minor event tomorrow afternoon and perhaps into tomorrow evening. your seven-day from accuweather 39, partly sunny today. some snow showers or flurries around tomorrow but a real light nuisance event overall 39 degrees is the high there. then the big story becomes the cold. it's windy on friday with bitter conditions, a high of 23 degrees. on saturday, we may get back up to about 34. although in the afternoon and evening there could be a couple of more snow showers or
flurries around. sunday morning we could see a little lingering snow. but the big story on sunday will be another shot of very bitter air, windy and frigid with a high of just 19 and an overnight low of four. we don't get single digit lows in february very often. and it's been i think something like 18 years actually since we've seen something that cold so it's going to be really cold and the cold hangs around for president's day, too. >> okay. thank you i think. it's 5:10 and developing this morning a television sportscaster is shot and wounded outside his home. we have an update on the search for the manhunt. >> an electronic giant designs a device to measure whether people are happy at work. karen. >> i am. you can see a smile. all right here in downingtown chester county 30 bypass at business route 30 looking okay here but problems elsewhere on the 30 bypass, all those details are coming up. >> and a prominent news broadcaster is hanging up his tie for awhile due to a
>> ♪♪ >> 5:13. good morning everyone. it is midweek and we're taking a live look at philadelphia international airport and this morning we have zero school closings and delays because it is dry. >> let's talk about what's going on with your roads and go on over to karen rogers. good morning. >> kids, get up. you got to go to school. parents got to go to work. let's take a look outside right now and show you what's happening. this is morrisville bucks county. roads are clear. roads are dry.
doesn't mean you won't find a slick spot or two here or there but it's not a big deal today. we can see traffic moving nicely here on route 1 at pennsylvania avenue. no problems between the trenton-morrisville bridge and the pennsylvania turnpike. we do have one pretty big problem here and this is the 30 bypass westbound. they've been intermittently closing it so it's closed again between 340 and reeceville road. we have this accident involving an overturned tractor-trailer. it was carrying lots of paper. it went partially down an embankment so the reason they've shut it down is because they got the tow truck out there and they're going to try to pull it out and that's why you've got closures back up here. business route 30 lincoln highway or the pennsylvania turnpike westbound good alternates to deal with this while the tow truck is on the scene and hopefully clearing that out pretty soon. let's take a look at your commuter traffic report. this is the one you get to be a parter of when you download the free waze app. most of the talk all these icons about potholes. you know they're everywhere on the roads and the waze app can help navigate it. this is libby part of our 6abc team member telling 252 newtown square particularly
big pothole there to watch for. i'm seeing more and more people as part of our team which is great. and you look at the temperatures right now. 15 in allentown, 28 in philadelphia. it is cold out there again. no escaping that. in fact it feels like it's just in the teens when you factor the wind. 19 degrees is the current wind chill matt and tam. >> okay, thank you karen. developing this morning the man accused of shooting a california tv sportscaster surrendered to a swat team overnight. police say sports anchor kyle kraska was shot in the leg and the stomach yesterday afternoon outside his san diego home. the windows of crass company's mercedes had been shot out as well. six hours later 54-year-old mike montana surrendered to police. police have not released a motive or relationship between the men. kraska's tv station says the sportscaster is expected to recover. nbc news announced brian williams will be suspended for six months without pavement this is more misleading
viewers about his experiences in the iraq war. a network memo says williams' actions were inexcusable but that nbc feels he deserves a second chance. >> the flyers did not play like a team that needs to get red hot to even make the nhl playoffs. they lost to the canadiens to montreal two to one last night. ray emery is replacing steve mason who will miss two to three weeks with what is believed to be a knee injury. the sixers have a new mascot franklin the dog made a splash as he was propelled from the ceiling of the franklin institute yesterday. the philly phanatic was there to welcome franklin to town. a design team made up entirely of children created the new character. >> cute. it is now 5:16 and one tech giant's market value reaches a historic amount. >> key research finds a certain supplement may help people bounce back quicker after donating blood. something david does a lot. >> you reminded me that i haven't done it in awhile.
>> "action news" is going undercover as part of a special investigation now that valentine's day is just three days away we figured you would like to be sure that that gold jewelry you're probably purchasing for your loved one is really gold. wendy saltzman has preview of her report at 11:00. >> reporter: if you take a look at these earrings it may be impossible to tell what's real gold and what isn't. >> i feel very ripped off. >> reporter: we received a call from this viewer who said she was sold fake gold. so we went undercover to investigate for ourselves. >> gold looked good. all shiny. fool's gold. >> reporter: tonight we'll show you the test to determine if you're being short charged. we approached the store for answers. isn't that defrauding the customer though. we'll tell you what you need
to know to protect yourself from buying something tonight at 11:00. >> a lot of people watching some one. don't fool us. let's take a look outside in delaware county. this is the blue route at baltimore pike. no problems between 95 and the schuylkill. traffic on the blue route moving nicely n camden county 168 between collings avenue and nicholson road construction blocks up to two lanes. that will be out there for another 30 to 40 minutes. >> you could just buy flowers. >> you could. >> but then you would have to test the flowers. >> to see if they're real. >> right. 28 degrees by 9 o'clock. right now we're in the mid to upper 20's with wind chills in the upper teens. not changing much by 9 o'clock. 35 by noon, though and we get up to a high of 39 degrees by 3 o'clock. there will be a little bit of a breeze but not too bad and not as windy as yesterday. very similar to yesterday otherwise. across the country looks like portland is clear for a change. a little bit of rain and light snow moving out of the rocky mountains south of denver and a little bit of a snow shower well north in the great lakes. florida looking good and i'm expecting all green aircraft
on the big board at the airport with no major delays expect any of our most frequently traveled destinations and let's see orlando is at 50 degrees right now going up into the low 70's, not bad just in case you want to hop on a flight to florida, guys. >> low 70's, david? mean to tell us about that. a new study find as low dose iron supplement might be a good idea if if you donate blood regularly. it generally takes almost 24 weeks to regain the iron that's lost after you donate. researchers found donors who took a low dose iron supplement every day for 24 weeks regained their hemoglobin and iron levels faster than people who did not take the supplement. new figures show yoga is growing in popularity not among adults but in children as young as four years old. cdc researchers say the number of people preys practicing yoga jumped three points 4 percent between 2007 and 2012 and more children are also bending backwards to get yoga's benefits. researchers say the rise in popularity is because it's
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>> this is from our new jersey news room. copper thieves have once again struck a trenton pharmacy. the bandits stole copper inside the heating and ac units of a west side pharmacy along the 200 blockly of north hermitage avenue. it's the second time in about two years. the manager says the damage will cost the landlord about $100,000. the building owner is offering a $2,500 reward for any information that leads to the arrest of these copper thieves. >> do you think companies have any sense of being allowed to know whether you're happy or not at work? do you think they should be allowed to know that? why don't you get pack to me on that. >> i'll think about that. >> they're making a device. what they're doing is they try to collect data from a person's movements at work during walking standing up, speaking, just doing just about anything and it has this acceleration sensor and hitachi engineers say with all
that data compiled it will tell if that person is happy or at least give their sense of happiness and what you do is you wear the device and your company collects the data and measures your happiness on a scale of zero to 100. >> so f-i'm not happy will they bring me a cupcake or a puppy or something. >> you know what, if that's the case i'll wear it, too. i could use a puppy every now and then. >> all right. it's 5:27. the team that knocked the taney dragons out of the little league world series, it's now under investigation. hear why some parents say the dragons may deserve another chance. >> a south jersey man is under arrest accused of scamming people out of their money and nearly out of their homes. we'll be back. >> ♪♪
>> ♪♪ >> happening now on "action news," new jersey homeowners say this man pulled a fast one with their finances and police worry the victims are not alone. >> u.s. little league title tarnished. questions have emerged about the team that beat philadelphia's taney dragons in last summer's world series. >> giant jackpot.
powerball players hope to cash in on tonight's $485 million prize. >> good morning everyone, it is 5:30 on this wednesday. let's turn to david and karen. good morning. >> isn't it nice to have a morning where we're looking at sunshine a little bit later on and dry conditions from start to finish. right now we've got a little cloud cover down along the south jersey coast but most of us are in for a lot of early sunshine and then later in the afternoon a few clouds may pop up but generally speaking staying pretty bright. temperatures are similar to yesterday morning. 28 degrees right now in philadelphia, still just 15 in allentown. 27 in wilmington, 25 in trenton, 28 in wildwood. and like yesterday there's a little bit of a breeze dropping down out of the north so most of you are experiencing wind chills this morning in the teens. certainly a sign that you have to bundle up a bit. heading out to the bus stop, 27 degrees by 6 o'clock. probably about the same by 8 o'clock. partly cloudy skies to maybe clear skies depending on where you are and by 9 o'clock still pretty chilly 28 degrees with those wind chills probably hovering down around the 20-degree mark. but this afternoon like yesterday we do improve.