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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 5 o'clock on this tuesday january 5th and we're following several new and breaking stories. >> a six-year-old was as 17 in a running car when a stranger jumped in and trove away. we're live with the details. >> freezing temperatures create big problems for firefighters who battle a house fire in chester county. >> just days after the firing of chip kelly, more names are beginning to surface in the eagles search for a new head coach. >> first let's talk about that cold and the roads. karen is in for david and matt pelman is here as well. good morning. >> it's really dangerously
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cold in some spots. the trouble is not just the temperature but the current wind chill. there's that wind chill advisory posted by the national weather service for the upper elevations in the poconos because the wind chills going well below zero. let's take a look at the latest information. the latest wind chill, 21 degrees below zero in mount pocono. that means it's dangerous for the kids to just even stand on the bus stop for a little while. it's not quite that bad everywhere. in reading feels like zero. minus one in allentown, wind chill of minus four in philadelphia, mine in to us in millville topher, minus seven in trenton, minus four in atlantic city siri row in wildwood. the wind chills this morning really dangerous. even the air temperatures itself the coldest morning we've had in 10 months. it's zero trees in tannersville, 11 fleetwood but single digits this morning in coatesville it's nine, it's nine in warrington, eight in quakertown, 13 trees even in the city itself which is usually not as cold. 11 degrees in hammonton, 15 degrees the current
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temperature in dover, delaware. satellite6 and action radar show we're going to see abundant sunshine. it's a beautiful night sky-wise but that's not helping things because that's allowed the temperature to drop even more. by 9:00 a.m., 16 degrees. you're up to 26 by noon. by 3:00 p.m. 31. by 6:00 p.m., 28 degrees. the high today 31. by the afternoon the wind chills are going to be in the low 20's so that certainly gets a little bit better as far as that's considered its a brief shot of cold air. wool talk about relief coming up in a few minutes matt. >> a piece of advice this morning at least two pairs of shocks. you might want to do three or four. i hope karen construction crews have plenty of socks and everything else on last night. they're out here this morning along the vine street expressway now running a little bit late. they have some work to do because they hadn't worked for several nights because of the new year's holiday. all lanes shut down both ways between the schuylkill and broad street. should be out of here. should be reopened at any time but at this point the vine street expressway does remain closed.
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not closed, open and ready for you this morning good old 95 here in the ongoing work zone by cottman avenue after a bunch of accidents yesterday, no accidents so far this morning here in the southbound lanes by cottman headed towards center city. but there is a crash in doylestown bucks county and it's blocking off the northbound lanes of 202 right at 313 swamp road by the luk-oil and the first savings. i would come up 263 york road instead of 202 northbound and in pottstown watch out for a crash along king street at york street by lourdes and ladies salon medical spa. 422 eastbound towards phoenixville collegeville and king of prussia no problems on this tuesday morning. tam. >> okay, thank you, matt. this story is breaking overnight a six-year-old boy snoozing in the back seat of a running car slept his way through his brief kidnapping overnight. "action news" reporter katherine scott is live at large street and oxford avenue in northeast philadelphia. she picked up the story with more details. good morning katherine.
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>> reporter: good morning. the six-year-old boy is safe and sound this morning but this was a terrifying 30 minutes for his family. not only was this little boy missing in the back of a stolen car but he has asthma. he didn't have his inhaler and in these brutal temperatures police were worried about what would happen if he was caught out in the cold. police are now looking at surveillance footage here at this 7-eleven in northeast philadelphia and they're working to put together a detailed description of the suspect. let's go to video of this little six-year-old boy. as an officer carried limb back inside this 7-eleven to be reunited with his mother and stepfather. police say there was joy and there were tears. this happened just before 2:30 this morning here at large and oxford when his 30-year-old stepfather stopped here at the 7-eleven to mick a purchase. he ran inside and left the sleeping child in the back seat of a honda civic in his pajamas. that's when the suspect got in
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the front seat and took off towards roosevelt boulevard. police were notified. a description of the car was radioed out every minute. state police were notified. half hour later the car was found on the 4300 block of leaper. the car is being checked for fingerprints swabbed for dna. police say it helped when they radioed it out that the car had unique details. the engine was left running when the car was abandoned so the heat was on in the vehicle and get this, police say the little boy slept throughout the entire ordeal. >> nothing happened to him. nobody touched him. nobody hurt him. nobody threatened him. he slept through the entire thing which is great. he's in good spirits. we got him his asthma unhailer and he's in a 7-eleven and we told him whatever wants to eat or drink it's pretty close by. >> reporter: he did actual value doughnut police say and police say they're still searching for the suspect this morning. again they're reviewing surveillance footage to get more details of the suspect and when the suspect is found they say he will be charged
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with auto theft and he will be charged with kidnapping we're live in northeast philadelphia, katherine scott channel6 "action news." >> katherine thank you. also developing overnight fire crews in chester county had their work cut out for them, a two alarm fire ignited at a home in kennett square just after midnight. fire crews worked in the bitter told put out the massive flames on the 1000 block of callan road. so far no one has reported any injuries and what caused the fire is still under investigation. >> it's now 5:06 and also new this morning, philadelphia police are searching for the suspect in a home invasion and sexual assault. it happened along the 2100 block of granite street in the city's bridesburg section. the 28-year-old victim told police a man knocked on the door around 10:00 last night. she says when she answered the door the man armed with a gun forced his way into the homely he locked two other women in the home an three-year-old boy in an upstairs bathroom and then sexually assaulted the 28-year-old. police say the suspect stole 2tv's and cell phones and then took off in a gray suv. >> also new this morning,
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detectives are reviewing surveillance video from a holdup at a philadelphia rite-aid. police were called to the store at 30th and read streets shortly before 8:00 p.m. last night for the armed robbery report. witnesses say the robber took off without hurting anyone. it is unclear what he took or if he was even armed. >> president obama's taking on what he calls an epidemic of gun violence in america. happening today he'll announce that his administration is making it more difficult for the mentally ill criminals and suspected terrorists to get ahold of guns. they want to tighten background checks and prevent those on the no-fly list from buying guns. >> we have breaking news to get to. the action cam is live at the scene of a carbon monoxide leak in the hunting park section of philadelphia. this is the 3700 block of north fifth street. high co levels led authorities to evacuate at least throw homes on the block. about 30 people had tobies
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displaced then actually brought in a septa bus to pick them up and take them a temporary shelter. it is unclear where the carbon monoxide leak came from. they're trying to find it and make sure that these homes are safe for people to go back inside. >> bill cosby's wife camille has filed an emergency motion to put off her deposition in cases relayed to him. now she's scheduled to testify tomorrow. mrs. cosby argues massachusetts loculaments to preserve the confidentiality of. the cosbys have been married for more than 50 years but the judge last month ruled that since camille cosby served as her husband's business manager she is fair game for a deposition. bill cosby has filed a counter suit accusing the women of making false allegations for financial gain. >> it's the first time i've seen my temperature gauge in my car be in the teens. >> yeah. and how about those wind chills, right, minus 21 in mount pocono right now. the wind chills are a real
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issue this morning t the wind won't be gusty like yesterday. let's take a look at storm tracker6 live double scan around the region we are dry thankfully staying dry today. let's go on outside right now and show you what it looks like. sky6 is looking live over the ben franklin bridge. we have nothing but clear skies out there. this is not the day where you need to worry about frost on your windshield. there's not enough moisture in the air. i mean bone drive. let's look at these temperatures. 13 degrees the current temperature. the dewpoint is minus five. there's just no moisture in the atmosphere and that actually makes it uncomfortable the kind of day that affects your skin. winds out of the north at 18 and the barometric pressurizing. let's look at satellite6 and action radar and you can see we've got clear conditions out there, a few clouds well up to the north and west and off the coast. we'll sea bright sunshine today but it is not going to do anything to warm things up. here's how temperatures are going to go. by 8:00 a.m. bright sunshine and 14 trees. by 11:00 a.m., 22. by 2:00 p.m., 30 degrees. by 5:00 p.m., 29 under clear skies coming down from your
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high of 31. yesterday we actually made it up to 37 in the overnight hours so today officially even a little colder than that. i think the real story is the wind chills though. let's look at this. by 10:00 a.m. it's going to feel like it's about 7 degrees in philadelphia. you need to bundle up all morning most especially if you have early morning bus stops this morning. let's take a look at what's it's going to look like at 3 o'clock in the afternoon. going to feel like it's in the 20's a little bit better than it is right now but certainly the wind chills are going to be an issue through the day and in the overnight hours it doesn't feel quite as cold. we're looking at 6:30 tomorrow morning and the temperature is going to be about 21 at least better than it is currently and then tomorrow we get more sunshine and a milder southwesterly wind so the afternoon will not be as harsh either. let's take a look at exactly what you can expect in your exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast, today this morning it's bitter cold with the wind chills below zero even in philadelphia it's minus four. very cold day despite the sunshine, a high of 31. in the afternoon it will feel like it's in the 20's. then tomorrow is not quite as
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harsh. it's a cold start but in the after into and a high of 40. it's getting a little bit better. thursday is a nice day. how quickly things change. 46 degrees for your high sunny and milder. by friday turning cloudy again 48 degrees. we get showers friday night and a couple of showers saturday morning. and then it's mild with a high of 50 despite the clouds it's a nice weekend, you know, because in the afternoon we'll be dry on saturday. sunday though is the day we have periods of rain. look at that temperature of 52 so the next time we're talking about moisture we're talking about very mild conditions no, winter weather coming our way. in the overnight hours it stays above the freezing mark at 37 and monday mostly cloudy skies. so dry but very cold. >> got you karen thank you. a warning from a texas mother. it's about those magnetic balls that some people have in their homes that took her toddler to the edge of death. >> a test drive gone wrong. police down south are looking for the men who kidnapped a car salesman and stole his ride. matt. >> drive isn't going right here yet, tam. the ramp from the schuylkill
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westbound to the vine eastbound is still shut down. we have yet to lose the cones. overnight construction crews still need to clear out. we'll keep tabs on this and a crash that's closing 202 after the break. >> the california starbucks cashier faces grande wrath during a heated confrontation. find out what it was about in the morning buzz later. this price can't be right... that's the right price! it's that low. what other things on this list "can't be right?" looks like a list full of "can't be right's." seriously? at giant, prices are down. savings are up. my giant.
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16 degrees. it's 5:14. >> all right, matt, you see any cars out there sputtering because of the this cold weather? >> good point. i wouldn't be surprised if we have some broken down vehicles for sure. that happens in these sort of frigid temperatures matt and tam. i hope that everybody that was complaining about the balmy stuff back around christmastime is happy now. it's awful out there this morning. this is the 202 parkway right on the bucks county-montgomery county line at county line road. luckily there's nobody out here. hopefully you can stay in a little bit later than normal this morning but as you go farther north on 202 in doylestown problems a crash is shutting down the northbound lanes at 313. that's swamp road there by the luk-oil and the first savings bank. if that's your normal route i would come up 263 york road instead this morning. in north wales construction got under way yesterday and it's going through early march. 9:00 until 3:00 each day they're closing walnut street between main and sheerer for water main installation. to avoid that mess stay over on west point pike or
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swedesford road as had some alternates. overnight construction on the northeast extension coming southbound by lansdale has cleared out as has our crash in pottstown along king at york. everything's reopened there with no issues on 422. over in camden county watch ought for overnight construction in the southbound lanes of 295 going until 6:00 and on the white horse pike westbound approaching warwick road by produce junction one lane out of commission also for the next about 45 minutes. let's grab the ipad to the commuter report on this tuesday morning. some of our friends talking about heavy traffic on the vine street expressway westbound. that's because of the construction closure still in the process of being lifted so things are jammed especially as you head west toward broad street. matt and tam. >> thanks matt. new on "action news," a texas family has a serious warning for parents about tiny magnets. two-year-old eva swallowed several magnetic balls and is now in intensive care. a scan showed the magnets that appear to be cake and cookie decorations got stuck to each other inside of her. the little girl immediately
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underwent a four hour surgery and is currently improving. the consume are products safety commission bans such magnets because of the dangers of children eating them. >> i'm erin o'hearn at the big board. a test drive for a car salesman in texas turned out to be more than just a wild ride. he was kidnapped and shoved into the back of the trunk. however his quick thinking may have saved his life. police say two men arrived at a chrysler dealership in houston asking to test drive a dodge challenger. once they were on the road the men stopped the car which you see there pulled out a gun and forced the salesman into the trunk. at some point the man used his cell phone to alert his manager and then he thought fought back. >> he was able to open the trunk using the emergency latch. the two suspects got out tried to put him back in the trunk. he didn't feel like he wanted to go back in the trunk, got a fight with him. took the pistol away from one of the suspects and shot one of the suspects. >> the suspects took off and left the car salesman behind. he was found walking along the freeway.
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police were able to locate the stolen car with the salesman's cell which then led to a police chase but after they wrecked the vehicle the suspects escaped on foot. police are still looking for those two men, tam. >> my goodness. thank you erin. new this morning, the san diego chargers, the oakland raiders and saint louis rams have filed for relocation to the los angeles area. the chargers want to partner with the raider os and a stadium. the nfl will review the applications and meet with the owners before taking a vote. l.a. has been without an nfl team since after the 1994 season when the raiders moved back to oakland and the rams moved to saint louis. >> a source confirms to "action news" that the eagles will interview bears offensive coordinator add tam gace today. the 37-year-old has only been in chicago for one season and spent the previous six years as an assistant in denver. he's never been a head coach at the college or pro level. eagles owner jeffrey lurie
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interviewed eagles interim coach pat shurmur about the top job yesterday. >> it's 5:18 and the market opens today after a disastrous start to trading in the new year. >> in health checks fleet could be the miss sleep could be the missing link in dementia. >> getting out the hat the gloves the scarves for the kids. they need to wear all that of today. wind chills are dangerously low in some spots. we'll give you all the details when "action news" comes back. winter is hard on your nose.
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standing at the wrong bus stop this morning. as of yesterday, we're back to normal boarding locations for septa bus routes 104, 109, 10, 11, 12, 120 and 126 back to normal locations at the 69th street terminal after having been at some temporary locations for six months, back to normal now. karen. >> the national weather service has issued a wind chill advisory for the upper elevations of the poconos and here's exactly why. it feels like it's 21 degrees below zero in mount pocono. really the kind of day if your kids are in the school system there, if you cannot leave them at the bus stop that would be the best thing if you can drive. they look at these temperatures otherwise. these are the wind chills. feels lycopene us in one in allentown, zeroing. feels like minus four in philadelphia, minus two millville, minus seven trenton and minus four in atlantic city so the wind chills a real issue this morning. here's how the temperatures are going to go. by 9:00 a.m. a temperature of just 16 trees its dry with lots of sunshine. by noon 26. by 3:00 p.m. 31 trees. that's your high for today.
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by 6:00 p.m. 28. even in the height of the afternoon temperatures will feel like it's in the low to mid-20's. it won't be quite as bad as it is this morning with those wind chills below zero. here's a quick look at your accuweather forecast. very cold today, 31 degrees for your high. tomorrow not as harsh. tam. >> okay, thank you karen. going on to health check there's growing evidence that a lack of sleep can leave the brain more vulnerable to alzheimer's tease. changes in sleep habits may be setting the stage for dementia. researchers say the brain appears to clean out toxines linked to alzheimer's while we sleep. research animals that didn't get enough shut eye those toxins can damage the brain. >> 5:23. up next in your morning buzz, watch as a starbucks customer confronts an employee claiming the employee stole her credit card information. >> also the usual route that one -- unusual route that one woman is taking to find a kidney donor. that story is coming up at
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starbucks and get a cup of coffee. a few days later she says $212 came out of her account for somebody else's grocery bill. martinez was furious. the military wife and mom says that was our rent money. she goes back to the starbucks to confront the cashier telling her you know what little girl lee you were caught on tape at the grocery using there card. >> you know what you did, right. >> i'm sorry there i took money from you and your kids. >> police say the employee was using a skimmer starbucks calls the situation obviously unacceptable. they have fired that cashier. >> good detective work on the customer. >> yeah. >> all right. time right now is 5:27. coming up on "action news" a local family is breathing a sigh of relief after being reunited with a sleeping child who was briefly kidnapped this morning. we're live with the details. plus, the mother of the teen made famous for his affluenza defense is expected to be in court today. "action news" returns. what makes this simple salad the best simple salad ever?
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>> breaking now on "action
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news," a happy ending to a harrowing ordeal. police find a six-year-old boy who was kidnapped by a carjacker. >> developing overnight the bitter cold adds a dangerous element to a fire on a golf course in philadelphia. >> and in fact the delaware and lehigh valleys have to endure one more day in a deep freeze. accuweather tells us when temperatures will rebound. >> good morning, it's 5:30 now on this tuesday january 5th. dave murphy is off hopefully someplace warm. let's go right over to meteorologist karen rogers much she's got accuweather and matt pelman has traffic. good morning. >> good morning. it's been 10 months since we had temps this cold and the wind chills are a real issue especially in the upper elevations of the poconos. the national weather service has this wind chill advisory until 9:00 a.m. for the poconos where temperatures and the whips making it feel well below z here's the latest. feels like minus 21 in mount pocono. minus one in allentown, zero in reading feels like minus four even in the city itself minus two in millville and topher, minus four in atlantic city airport. bitter, bitter cold this morning. it's the kind of day t


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