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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 o'clock on this tuesday january 19th. we're following breaking news. >> state police are investigating a stabbing unside of a chester county home. >> a blast of dangerously cold temperatures sticks around for at least another day. plus accuweather is tracking a potential snowstorm for later this week. >> new year, new coach. doug pederson will be officially introduced as the eagles head coach. >> all right, well, one of us four is completely uncomfortable right now. guess who it is? [laughter] >> well, i tell you what, it feels better with a nice heavy coat and all the extra gear on and that's what i'd recommend. take a look at satellite. we are going to see plenty of sunshine a little bit later on today. but it is going to stay cold from start to finish. route now we're at 17 degrees in the city. 14 in allentown. 14 in reading. 15 trenton, 15 wilmington, 17
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in millville and with strong winds continuing to burst in through the region from the west it feels like it's 3 degrees in philadelphia. so a little bit worse this morning than it was yesterday and yesterday it was bad enough. current wind chills of zero in trenton and allentown, below zero in wilmington, reading and lancaster, zero in dover. and here's how numbers are going to go today. they're not going to go far again. 16 degrees by 9 o'clock. 11 o'clock we're out of the teens but barely. by 1 o'clock 24 and your high today is that 27 at 3 o'clock. when the wind chills will probably still be no better than the low teens. so, raw this morning and staying pretty uncomfortable this afternoon. we have more information on that friday, saturday storm on the way. getting a little bit more clarity on what it looks like it might bring and looks like at least part of the storm is going to be snow. i'll have the latest details. karen what's happening on the explodes two accidents just coming in right now both on i-95 southbound. we're starting with this one in delaware county. this is i-95 right at the blue route. southbound traffic right here you see how jammed you are.
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a number of emergency workers out here blocking the left lane so everybody has got to get over onto the right. i-95 southbound here in delaware county jams from ridley park to the blue route. another accident just coming in a second ago, i-95 southbound at cottman. this is the delay because of the accident. a multi-vehicle accident. we're hearing there may be five vehicles involved. this is all just happening right here. i-95 southbound you see how quickly you're jamming up. you've got an accident here. this is approaching cottman. the accident itself up ahead at cottman so i-95 southbound at cottman a major accident and we're seeing this delay build very quickly here. we had just some building volume and then all of a sudden you see how jammed you are approaching cottman to the accident scene at cottman. so two new accidents on i-95. the other big problem any time you have water on the roadway with temperatures this cold, you know you're in trouble. so we've got a water main break here in douglas township montgomery county. it's right on philadelphia avenue on the ramp to route 100 northbound. so, icy there as well as icy in glenside because of a water
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main break on jenkintown road at briarwood road. another new accident, this one in mercer county. a third accident on i-95 southbound here approaching to 06. three big accidents on i-95 southbound, the really big one is at cottman tam. >> thank you karen. we are getting to breaking news. state police surrounded a home in chester county for the report of a stabbing. >> it happened a few hours ago in lower oxford in the southern end of the county. "action news" reporter erin o'hearn has brand new video just in from the scene in the satellite center. >> the story is still unfolding at this hour. we now know that the coroner has arrived on the scene. pam state police responded to this home on irwin drive around 3:00 this morning. a stabbing was reported there. we've been reaching out to state police to try to find out more details. so far police have not yet said if someone was killed or if they are searching for a suspect. the into your home sits on a street which is just north of the lincoln university campus. now, of course we have more crews heading to the scene
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right now and they're going to try to get more information on this from authorities and of course as those details emerge we'll bring them to you immediately on 6abc and 6abc.com. for that now we're live in there satellite center erin o'hearn, channel6 "action news." back to you. >> keep us posted. thank you erin. the maniac dude of murdering an employee at a north philadelphia homeless shelter now behind bars. 32-year-old john brock surrendered late yesterday. police say he opened fire inside the station house transitional shelter on north broad street early sunday morning. 43-year-old edward barksdale was shot five times and killed. a second worker was wounded and is in stable condition. family members are somewhat relieved now that the suspect has surrendered. >> it is 6:04. it's been a rough start to the year for the market but this morning we're getting a little cause for some hope. maribel aber is live at the nasdaq in times square. markets were closed yesterday but hope you will physical things get better today, maribel. >> reporter: hey, good morning, tam. there's hope. the stock market indeed was closed yesterday in observance of the martin luther king, jr.
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holiday. trade willing resume after a sharp selloff on friday. right now looks like futures pointing to a higher open. dow futures up 221 points. busy week for economic news gets under way today with report on mom builders due out later. the tax season kicks off today as the irs will start accepting returns. the agency expects to receive more than 150 million individual returns this year and the filing deadline is april 18th this year. the 15th is a friday and washington, d.c. will be celebrating emancipation day pushing the deadline to the next monday the 18th. uber is testing helicopter flights. the ride hailing service is teaming up with airbus to offer the chopper rides. service is going to be tested at the sundance film festival in utah later this week. no word on how much a ride will cost. matt and tam the only time i've taken an airport i didn't have luggage. what do you do with the skis. >> put them on the rotors cause they're kind of long like them its app idea. thanks maribel. >> reporter: there you go. >> will the the viewers decide. a brand new day for the
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philadelphia eagles. new head coach doug pederson will talk to the media today. pederson flew into town from kansas city to get to work right weigh. pederson was the chief's offensive coordinator under andy reid. before that he was an eagle both as an assistant to read and on the field as a quarterback. some fans are wondering if this is the right move. >> he's just a clipboard holder for andy reid right now. he's not the guy calling the plays. >> i think he was a joke as a quarterback and i don't think he's going to be better as a head coach. >> i like it. >> reporter: why. >> because he did good with the chief got them to the playoffs. got them that good record. >> hear who coach pederson is looking to fill his staff coming up in about 30 minutes. >> this morning's bitter winds are hard to handle even in the toughest of winters but it's harder when you're facing the deep freeze and you're not used to it since we've had such a mild winter till now. "action news" reporter katherine scott is because offing the cold at septa's norristown transportation center. she has more on wait feels like out there. good morning katherine.
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>> reporter: good morning, tam. coming out of the long weekends you might want to a easy trip in but it is very cold. you definitely want to bundle up this morning here at the norristown transportation center we've seen people wearing a lot of layers. as they have been waiting for the bus a lot of people have snuck inside to buffer from the wind out here. the wind is making things feel a lot colder. in rittenhouse square last night it looked like you could see that people reached into their closets and finally gave their winter clothing a workout. the temperatures are in the teens but the wind chills make it seem like the single digits so in some places it feels below zero and for a lot of us it just comes at a shock. our bodies are not used to this. we've kind of gotten used to those relatively mild temperatures we've often seen this winter but not today and not everyone is complaining about it. up at bear creek mountain resort they've had a slow winter so far and usually they can make snow if they don't have the real stuff but it's been even too warm for that. but not over the weekend. the conditions were finally cold enough to keep the snow
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on the slopes. the skiers were very happy. and the change came right in time for the holiday weekend. however, the commuters this morning haven't shared the zeal of those skiers but they say they made sure they came prepared. >> i have three layers of clothes on. it's so cold. >> it's cold out here. >> it's cold out here. >> but it's good though. >> but we ready for it. >> just wrap up 'cause it's cold. >> reporter: yeah, you definitely do want to wrap up because even though, you know, it's early, the sun hasn't come out yet when the sun comes out later we're still going to have that wind so it just makes it feel even colder than it is so just bundle up and bring in those layers today. we are live in norristown, katherine scott, channel6 "action news. >> katherine wrap up because it's cold. >> i love all those people. they got all of that good gear on. that's what you need if you're going to be spending time outside today. storm tracker6 double scan shows you we're dry. taking a look outside sky6 mainly clear skies above but as we try to focus on the platt bridge, the camera is
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bouncing and shaking because those winds are definitely a part of the story this morning. here are the temperatures. 17 degrees right now in philadelphia. just 14 in allentown and reading, 15 in trenton, 13 in lancaster, 15 in millville, 15 in wilmington as well. and the winds are strong enough out of the west right now gusting into the 20's and at times the 30's where our wind chill is down around zero mark through this area and even below zero in a couple of our northern and western suburbs and even the better spots looking at wind chills in the low single digits. so, everybody from north to south definitely experiencing that raw wind and cold this morning. looks like you'll need your shades if you're behind the wheel later on as we don't have a lot of cloud cover around to start out the day but it is going to start and end cold. up in the lehigh valley a high this afternoon of 27 degrees, mostly sunny but a bitter wind giving you single digit wind chills for most of the day. down the shore, also cold, 30 degrees, lots of sun but windy. wind chills perhaps in the low
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teens later. and in philadelphia, 27 degrees, wind chills down around zero now, staying in the single digits through most of the day and winds out of the west at 35 miles per hour. numbers not really going very far today like yesterday we'll struggle out of the teens by about 11 o'clock and in through the 20's during the afternoon. your high 27 around 3 o'clock but even then wind chills probably in the teens. and then tonight still rather blustery, so brisk and cold, 20 the overnight low in philadelphia and 15 in some suburbs. we're still watching that storm system that right now is still off the pacific coast coming in later tonight into the southwestern united states and then an area of low pressure deepens as it starts to push through the southern states in through places like atlanta and raleigh. the question for us, of course, is the cold air that's in place and how entrenched that cold air remains as this low pressure center pulls by us and passes us off the coast. does the cold air stay in place or does the low which has that counterclockwise circulation scoop up warm air
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over unseasonably mild atlantic ocean water and crush that cold air and change over the precipitation to rain. that's kind of what we're dealing with right now and with the storm system so far away, it's really hard to track. all the long range models right now are suggesting we get something and i think the most likely case is that as the low is to our south we probably start out with some snow late friday and friday night and then there is the chance that it changes back over to rain depending on the track of this storm and maybe back to snow at the tail end of it. a lot that we still have to track with that though but i would keep that friday night into saturday time period in mind. 27 degrees today, windy and very cold. that's today's stormy bundle up from start to finish. tomorrow a few clouds and flurries in the afternoon, a high of 35 with less wind and thursday actually looks pretty nice, mostly sunny and 38. and then friday clouds gather during the day, late in the day we are likely going to see some snow. it will continue into friday night, perhaps get a little heavy overnight into saturday morning. but then there's that question as to whether or not we get that injection of warm air that changes a good portion of
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the region over to snow at some point friday overnight into saturday. and that is a detail we are still trying to tie together. you were saying a couple minutes ago, hey could it bust? yeah, sure could this far out. we'll keep our eyes on it. >> that's why we got you. thanks, david. up next more stories you didn't see last night including the 10 nd tutor who clearly doesn't teach driver's ed. find out where she supposedly put some of the passengers in her car. >> the blame game erupts over flint's toxic water crisis. now the fight for fund center city headed to washington. karen. >> we've got a big accident in a bad spot, i-95 southbound at cottman. 11 vehicles involved. and this is just one of three accidents on i-95 southbound. all the latest details coming up. >> an outage on twitter has lasted hours and some users are still having trouble. the story is next.
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>> ♪ >> welcome back. breaking right now a number of issues going on on 95. karen has been keeping an eye on this. let's go on over to her. >> we've got three accidents on i-95 southbound so if you're starting off in mercer county in lawrence township this is the first one you'll hit. i-95 southbound approaching 206. you continue on i-95 southbound and this is the big accident. this is i-95 southbound at cottman. we've got 11 vehicles all lined up. looks like a chain reaction
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one stopped and then everybody slammed into each other but 11 vehicles on i-95 southbound. chopper6 headed to the scene right now. we now can see at least a couple of emergency workers here. at first we were looking at it before we saw any police arrive. now we have emergency workers here, i-95 southbound at cottman, 11 vehicles involved, all blocking the left lane. you got to make sure you give yourself enough space between you and the car ahead of you so somebody stops, you're not getting 11 people slaming into each other as we can see right here on i-95. let's show you the delay because of this accident. this is what it looks like on i-95 southbound approaching cottman. look how quickly this number jumped. last time i showed you this it was a 16 minute ride from woodhaven to the vine. a 28 minute ride already on i-95 southbound from woodhaven to the vine. you're jammed approaching academy to cottman yes where you've got that multi vehicle accident, 11 vehicles involved. looks like here are more emergency workers trying to make it through the congestion to get to the accident scene on i-95. can you see that guy there
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with the flashing lights he's kind of stuck in the backlog. it's now a 28 minute ride so we're seeing it grow and grow on i-95 southbound. this is your third accident on i-95 southbound. you continue traveling you make it through cottman, make it through the mercer county accident now you're in delaware county with an accident. i-95 southbound at the blue route. we're still blocking the left lane. this one we've got police and ambulance all on the scene and you're jammed from ridley park to the blue route on i-95 southbound. another new accident not on i-95 but it's here on gerlach road and that's in lower frederick township in montgomery county. i want to show you the weather conditions. we're dry. you may get a slick spot here or there through the region but the current temperature is 17. 5 degrees in mount pocono, 15 in millville. you got to bundle up. expect you may hit a slick spot or two. the wind chills making it feel like 3 degrees at best, tam. >> all right, thank you, karen. 3 degrees, my goodness. happening dark the mayor of flint michigan is heading to washington in hopes of securing a disaster
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declaration. it would provide more money and resources to deal with the water situation. the city's water supply is contaminated with lead. it's so bad right now residents are being told only to use bottled water. state officials switched the flint water source two years ago to the flint river in an effort to save money. residents complained but it wasn't until this past august when researchers confirmed that there were high levels of lead in the drinking water. some are calling for the governor to resign. >> i'm erin o'hearn at the big board. a tennessee elementary school employee was arrested sunday and charged with child endangerment after police say they found three children in the trunk of her car. but the woman andrea james claims this was a misunderstanding. police were alert whether a customer at a local store said there were a large amount of children getting out of james' car and three of them climbed out of the trunk. police say surveillance video confirms that claim. all in all authorities say there were nine children ranging in ages from eight to 10 years old, all of them
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students of james who is an intervention specialist at an elementary school in nashville. >> able to view video footage of the gas pumps and observed a vehicle pull up to the gas pump 13 children exit the trunk of the vehicle once it stopped at the gas pump. >> and all of them didn't get in the trunk now. let's not get it confused. all of them never got into the trunk. >> james says she picked up the kids from a basketball game and they spent the night at her home. police say when the parents were notified, they were furious. james is charged with three counts of reckless endangerment. guys, back to you. >> thank you erin. 6:19. global glitch. twitter blames technical difficulties for an outage that has lasted several hours and continues for some users at this moment. david. >> all right, guys, we are dressing the kids in all the extra gear. i've even got the scarves on because not only is it cold this morning but it's windy with wind chills down around zero. i'll have your day planner forecast coming up next and we'll get you to the airport,
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>> chopper6 is live over 95 southbound. an 11 vehicle accident and of course that's causing a lot of trouble at this hour. >> you can see looking at this picture it looks like one pacific northwest stopped and, bam, everybody just slammed right into one another here. this is i-95 southbound at cottman. this big accident blocking the left lane. we've got 11 vehicles to tow away, something to figure out of what happened and everything they've got to investigate so this is all blocking the left lane on i-95 southbound here at cottman and traffic is just crawling along. maybe you can pan back a little bit, chopper, and we can see how traffic is going. or switch to this camera and here's the backlog here. southbound jams from approaching academy to cottman on i-95 southbound.
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we're up to a 31 minute ride. we've seen that grow very quickly and you can tell looking at this it's long slow ride and dave, two other accidents on i-95 southbound, also. >> not a good commute there. and use heaters if you've got them this morning because it's also a cold commute. by 7 o'clock, 15 degrees. right now we're down around that number. 16 degrees at 9 o'clock. 22 at noon. and 3 o'clock, that's your high, 27 degrees right at 3:00 but the winds are going to be strong and blustery again today so despite lots of sunshine we've got wind chills this morning in the single digits and this afternoon the low teens no better than that. actually below zero wind chills in a couple of suburbs right now. on the big board at the airport all green aircraft unlike yesterday, no precipitation anywhere so probably no problems flying in and out of philadelphia to these commonly traveled destinations but bring your coat if you're headed to boston. just 16 degrees and how about one in chicago right now. that's the temperature, matt, not the wind chill. >> that is it. thank you david. early birds who were
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trying to send tweets were getting this message this morning. twitter the social media site went down all over the world at around 3:45 a.m. our time. now the company confirmed the outage but didn't say what caused it and some users are able to use the site again while others are still getting that glitch page. >> ♪
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>> ♪ >> 6:26. sky6 is live at the spring mountain ski resort where they are happily making snow for
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all of the visitors expected today. they open at three:30 this afternoon. it is 17 degrees in philadelphia, only getting up to 27 today. it is going to be a cold one for you. >> okay. thank you. and representatives from mothers against drunk driving have vowed to fight the so-called affluenza teen in court. ethan couch i was tried for drunk driving as a juvenile but madd connected signatures from those who want him charged as an adult. a texas judge is holding a transfer hearing. 18-year-old and his mother were found in mexico after they fled the country in an attempt to avoid a probation violation. >> dave murphy wil and karen rogers will help you through a cold commute today. >> doug pederson
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>> ♪ >> breaking news. we are learning new details about a stabbing in chester county. authorities are now calling it a homicide investigation. >> bone chilling winds will really wake you up this morning and accuweather is tracking the chance for a big weekend storm. >> the head of the academy responds to outrage over yet another all white oscars nominee list while two high profile stars announce they won't be going to the ceremony. they won't even watch them. >> good morning. it's 6:30 on this tuesday january 19th. let's take a quick look at how cold it is out there. dave murphy has that and a lot going on with track. karen has that. good morning. >> well, clear skies right now overhead but definitely cold down below at the surface and we also have a strong wind blowing. start you with satellite. you can see the lack of cloud cover so get the shades ready a little bit later on this morning as it will be bright. but it is cold. 17 degrees right now in philadelphia. 14 degrees in both allentown and reading. 15 in trenton and in wilmington and millville. and down in dover. and when you factor in those strong winds still coming in from the west just like they did yesterday, it feels like it's just 3 degrees in
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philadelphia. and below zero at wilmington, lancaster and reading and 0-degree wind chill readings now in allentown and trenton. even down in wildwood it feels like it's four. this afternoon, well, not going very far on that thermometer. we'll be out of the teens by about 11 o'clock and then mid-20's by 1:00. but your high today is just 27 at 3 o'clock and even then we'll have wind chills in the low teens no better than that in some suburbs probably still in the single digits. we're tracking that weekend storm that does look like it has the potential to bring some snow for at least part of its duration into saturday. we'll have the latest details from accuweather on that one. karen. >> all right, dave, we want to start with this big accident that's right on i-95 southbound at cottman here. the accident is involving 11 vehicles. it is a mess on i-95 southbound at cottman and chopper6 showing the traffic in that area. i want to go to the camera view right now and show you a different shot where i think you get a better sense of the delay. look at how jammed you are. i mean, people are just not moving here. this is i-95 southbound
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approaching cottman as you head towards that accident scene 11 vehicles, it was just a chain reaction it looks like, one person stopped and everybody else just slammed into them but rarely do you see an 11 vehicle accident on i-95 southbound. we have emergency workers responding to the scene right now. we're now jammed from past woodhaven to cottman on i-95 southbound. a 39 minute ride. that's a big delay to start early off from woodhaven to the vine. and this major accident on i-95 at cottman just one of three accidents on i-95. here's the one in delaware county. this is at the blue route southbound traffic right here. the accident was blocking the left lane. we have police, emergency workers, ambulance here. they've pushed it off to the right shoulder so you can see out here the flashing lights off to the right. i-95 in delaware county jammed southbound from 420 to the blue route because of that accident scene. we're hearing this accident on i-95 southbound in lawrence township is serious, people are injured on the scene.
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we have emergency workers coming here. it's all blocking the left lane on i-95 southbound approacapproaching 206. we had an accident in lower frederick that cleared an water main break is making icy conditions in douglas township on philadelphia avenue at the route 100 northbound ramp but i think the big story, all the accidents and that big one on i'm 95 at cottman. matt and tam. >> thank you karen. now we're following breaking news right now. state police have surrounded a home in chester county for the report of a stabbing. >> "action news" has just learned this is a homicide investigation. "action news" reporter annie mccormick just arrived in the scene in lower oxford ands had new information. annie. >> reporter: matt and tam that's right we have just learned that this is a homicide investigation being conducted by pennsylvania state police but we don't know much other information at this time. they're not releasing much but take a look at this video. this is video of the home on irwin drive in lower oxford township where state police have been focusing their attention since they responded out here to a report of a
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stabbing around 3 a.m. this morning. now, they say that this initially was report of a stabbing. it is still an ongoing investigation. we have learned this is now a homicide investigation. the coroner has been on the scene most of the morning. state police and authorities are still out there. there are a number of authorities, though, the past couple minutes that have been leaving the scene. we are told that this is a residential neighborhood. will not say how many stabbing victims there are or if there are any suspects that they are looking to apprehend at this hour. now, back out here live, we're at irwin and university. this is the intersection where it is closed. this is just down the road from lincoln university but we are told that this area right here is a residential neighborhood. we're still learning more. there's actually authorities that have just pulled up now to give us some more information. we'll of course bring that to you as we get more information. for now reporting live in lower oxford township, annie mccormick channel6 "action news." >> annie thank you for that. new jersey governor chris christie promised to get rid
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of the first lady's healthy school lunch initiative if he becomes president. he called out the first fled a width grader complained about cafeteria food. >> okay. we were fine when mrs. bush was the first lady. but now that mrs. obama's the first lady they've gone down and. >> she's like any other american. she can give her opinions but using the government to mandate her point of view on what people should be eating every day is none of her business. >> christie said that he believed that a childs diet should be left up to the parents. i'm not sure that's that works out. sis week a bipartisan bill emerged to give schools more flexibility in meals while still adhering to nutritional guidelines. >> 6:35 now. the eagles will formally introduce doug pederson as the team's new head coach this afternoon. pederson comes from kansas city where he worked with andy reid's offensive coordinator.
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this will be the 47-year-old's third stint with the birds. he started on the field as a quarterback in 1999 and returned as an assistant coach 10 years later. pederson is already getting his staff together. former lions head coach jim schwartz is in town as well and is expected to be named defensive coordinator and several reports point to frank reich as the choice for offensive coordinator. look for full coverage of doug pederson's first date with the media today. we will carry the new eagle coach's news conference live on 6abc, 6abc.com and the 6abc news app. it's supposed to start at 2:00 p.m. well, it's currently 17 degrees in philadelphia and 14 degrees in norristown where "action news" reporter katherine scott joins us live with more on that cold commute. katherine. >> matt, i know it's january but i have been getting used to those relatively mild temperatures we've been seeing this winter but not today. you walk out the door this morning, you you know what season it is. we're at the norristown transportation center where people are all bundled up and
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heading for their buses and some of them are very happy their buses are here, that they can get inside and out of the cold. in rittenhouse square last night you can see people all bundled up. their hoods were up, their jackets were zipped tight and we'll see more of that today around our area. the temperatures are in the teens but the wind chills make it seem like the single digits and in inn some places it feels below zero. this is a departure from those above normal temperatures we've often seen this winter but not everyone is complaining. up at bear creek mountain resort the skiers were rejoicing over the weekend. the conditions have finally been cold in you have to keep the snow on the slopes and the change came right in time for the holiday weekend. but while the skiers might be happy the commuters here this morning aren't sharing the same enthusiasm. instead, they've been piling on the layers. >> well, i got on three pair of pants, a whole jumper, a jacket, hat, gloves, scarves. >> reporter: empty out your
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pockets. >> it's cold. >> reporter: yes. >> it's too cold out here. >> reporter: well, it is cold. we do have the winter temperature i guess the big question is will we get that big winter storm later this week? i know it's too early to know exactly how much snow there is. a lot of people are looking forward to it. we haven't seen a whole lot of snow this winter and they say because it's taking place friday into saturday if it happens, that is, at least they won't have to worry about the commute saturday morning and maybe they can just get outside and enjoy the snow, maybe build a snow man. live in norristown katherine scott channel6 "action news. >> doug pederson he'll be wrapped in an eagles sweatshirt hat scarf. >> can i just say i'll be having to worry about the morning commute on saturday if it snows. my car will be in a hotel over here right here. storm tracker6 live double scan right now and we've got no snow, no nothing out there on radar currently. as we take a look outside on sky6 the story as katherine said is the cold. not only storm system cold but it's also still very blustery and windy out there. just like yesterday we've got severe wind chills. 17 degrees currently in
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philadelphia. the winds currently running out of the west-northwest at 14 miles per hour gusting into the 20's this morning and eventually gusting into the 30's just like yesterday. and the wind chill currently in philadelphia is making it feel like it's just three. a lot of of our out lying suburbs have wind chills below zero currently. whether or not you're below or above everybody has really got to put that extra gear on. shades for drivers later as the sun is going to come up nice and bright but once you get out of the car or the bus or the train, it's any other going tnot goingto feel nice. by 10 o'clock in the teens. by noon in the low 20's. your sly 27 degrees around 3 o'clock but it will be windy and cold with single digit wind chills into the early afternoon. if we're lucky those winds die down a little bit and by 5 o'clock we'll probably get the wind chills up in the teens but even then it's going to be weather for layers. 27 degrees today's high in philadelphia, 28 in wilmington. all these numbers very similar to yesterday n some cases maybe a degree or two cooler, that's it, though. 30 down in cape may and
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everyone dealing with the bitter winds. up to nine in philadelphia by noon. the northern and western suburbs still in the mid single digits and then later at 6 o'clock as i said the winds may ease back a little bit but we'll still have raw wind chills. it will feel like it's about 13 in philadelphia and 10 up in allentown and reading. then we've got the end of the week coming and that area of low pressure we continue to watch. right now it's actually off the coast of california and it is getting ready to come in off the pacific. probably later on tonight. it does appear as though it will scoop and then scoot over towards memphis and then continue to deepen as it goes through places like atlanta and raleigh. then the question becomes what happens with this cold air that's in place. you always get a counterclockwise flow around a low and if the low is far enough away it won't really have a chance to gather this milder air off the ocean and dump it into our area which would sort of moderate this cool air and change over some of our precipitation to rain. if it's close enough to us this cold air which isn't all that deep won't really have a
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chance to hang in there so the way this is likely going to play out, assuming the track is correct on the models right now, is that we'd start out with snow on friday afternoon and friday evening and then probably change over to rain at some point towards saturday morning and then perhaps a little snow at the outset but if the low were a little farther off the coast it could be all snow. either way we are looking at the potential for the season's first big snowstorm and again friday afternoon in through much of saturday would be the time period to watch. 27 windy and very cold today. bundle up and cover up. 35 tomorrow with less wind and then nice on thursday, 38. friday's high 34. the same thing on saturday. and again precipitation arrives from this low pressure. if the models are correct at some point late friday and friday evening and then extending in through a good portion of saturday. whether it's all snow or whether we get rain mixing in is still a big question and of course, you know, could the whole thing bust? yeah, sure, the thing could get in over land in the next couple days and the model could keep it so far that it doesn't hit us at all. but at this point i would plan for at least some snow friday
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into saturday. >> we'll be ready. thank you david. it is now 6:41 and when we come back botched get away. a hit and run suspect makes a crash landing that then leads to his arrest. >> the head of the academy promises to focus on diversity at the oscars while two big name celebrities plan to skip next month's ceremonies as well. >> accident at cottman no longer blocking a lane. 30 minute ride from the woodhaven to the vine. we'll talk more about the problems on 95 when "action news" comes right back.
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>> ♪ >> 6:44. not a cloud in the sky. able to hold in any of whatever warmth we might have experienced overnight. it is extremely cold out there. it's 19 degrees on city avenue, colder in other spots. >> wow. let's go on over to karen rogers to talk about the cold and about your traffic. good morning. >> yeah, what a mess we've had with an accident involving 11 vehicles on i-95 southbound at cottman has been pushed off to the side. lines are back opened but look at this heavy traffic. i-95 at cottman you can see with people on waze app saying it's just a stand still and that's what it looks like from this vantage point. jammed from past woodhaven to cottman where you've got a big accident causing lots of problems. now all the lanes back open at this point so traffic is trying to ease but i think that's just a spot that once your slain blocked th -- lane ie damage is done. i-95 southbound approaching cottman you see everyone moving so slowly here up
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towards the accident scene where you can get by now. the left lane no longer blocked at that point but that's accident i-95 southbound at cottman. here's the scene of what we had, another accident i-95 in delaware county at the blue route. that has since cleared and we can see still some heavy traffic, though. we saw police, emergency workers, ambulance all out here with this accident as well. now it's cleared but at this point we're still jammed from past 420 to the blue route on i-95 southbound in delaware county. this accident cleared on i-95 southbound approachin approachin mercer county. that was three accidents onycha 95 southbound in different spots so a big mess on 95 today. we have a problem here jenkintown road at briarwood road because of a water main break in glenside. watch for some icy conditions especially with temperatures like these. it's 17 degrees in philadelphia. 14 in allentown. and reading. 15 in millville. you factor in the winds and it feels even worse. feels like 3 degrees in philadelphia but minus one in
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wilmington, minute news 16 in mount pocono. it is cold, it is staying cold today tam. >> i'm just not leaving the studio for the rest of the day. thank you karen. a hit and run suspect failed to get away from a scene. new york city police arrested the man for reckless endangerment and leaving the scene of a crime. the driver is accused of sideswiping a sedan just as a mother secured her one-year-old baby into the car. mother and child were not seriously hurt. >> and the buzz over the 2016 oscar nominations has been more focused on who wasn't nominated. the president of the academy cheryl boone isaacs who herself is black released this statement in response to the criticism over its all white nominees. "i am both heartbroken and frustrated about the lack of inclusion. this is a difficult but important conversation and it's time for big changes ." she went on to assure critics the academy is taking dramatic steps to alter the makeup of its membership to become more
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diverse. none of the 20 acting nominations went to a person of color reviving last year's controversy and the viral #oscars so white. the response from the academy comes after calls for a boycott of the academy awards. jada pinkett smith and spewing e lee announced they are skipping the ceremony. >> i will not be at the academy awards and i won't be watching. >> it's easier to be the president of the united states as a black person than be the head of studio. >> so who decides who the nominees are? it's a pretty secretive process but a los angeles times investigation found academy award voters are nearly 94 percent caucasian and 77 percent male with blacks accounting for about 2 percent. >> let movie theaters vote. >> that's what the people's choice awards are for. >> make the oscars more
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inclusive. >> it's still fun its on 6abc so watch. >> we'll have it on. we'll be right back.
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>> 6:51. let's get a preview of "good morning america." >> let's go to amy robach with a look at what they've got coming up the. good morning. >> reporter: good morning matt and tam. um canning up next here on "gma" the race for president donald trump and ted cruz
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battling it out for the support of evangelical voters in iowa as to that conservative radio hosts are warning voters about trump. we'll have all the latest on that. and then outrage over the prisoner swap with iran this morning. we hear from the family of the former fbi agent who was still in prison there nearly a decade after he was captured. and it's something often referred to as man flu where a man is just a little over dramatic while sick. you know, ladies, we know what that is. well, apparently there is new research suggesting there may be a scientific reason why men suffer more than women when it comes to the flu. we'll have all the details on that. i'm going to withhold judgment until i see that evidence. >> just because they have women to take care of them so they really pile it on. [laughter] >> i'm going with you, tam. all right we've got a couple new problems on the roads here and look at this one on the roosevelt boulevard. this is southbound approaching the schuylkill. you can see fire crews, ambulance all on the scene and traffic just kind of squeezing
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by at this point because the two right lanes are blocked. southbound boulevard jams approaching fox street to approaching the schuylkill, dave. >> all right, karen, on the big board we have the kids dressed up in all the extra gear because we not only have cold temperatures but wind chills are down around zero right now. temperatures across the midatlantic in fact are pretty cold. 17 degrees in philadelphia, wind chill close to the zero mark if you're traveling out to pittsburgh worse and up and down the northeast corridor similar conditions in new york and washington today. here's where the numbers are going. 16 by 9 o'clock. by 11 o'clock, 20. 22 by noon and your high today is 27 degrees and i expect it will hit that right in there around 3:00, 3:30 before dipping back to 26 by 4 o'clock. during the afternoon the winds may ease back a little bit but it's still going to be cold with wind chills in the teens. >> ♪
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>> ♪ >> new details now on breaking news in chester county. "action news" has learned one person is dead and one person is in custody after a reported stabbing in lower oxford. police responded to the home on irwin drive which is near the lincoln university campus just after 3 o'clock this morning. sources say the incident appears to be domestic in nature. >> we've got a big accident on the roosevelt boulevard southbound approaching the schuylkill and big delays on i-95 southbound. look at that, dave, 41 minutes. >> oh, my goodness. cold this morning, wind chills down around zero by 8 o'clock 15 degrees. today's high is 27 at 3 o'clock and wind chills will still be in the low teens then. so, very raw this morning and staying that way throughout the day. >> doug pederson news conference 2:00 p.m. we'll have it here live on 6abc. also stream it live on 6abc.com and the news app that you should have on your
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iphone. for karen rogers dave murphy tamala edwards i'm matt o'donnell. have a great week. >> right. >> right. >> ♪
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good morning, america. the midwest to the east coast in a deep freeze this morning. the coldest air of the season for nearly 100 million americans. temperatures in the single digits and below. and the northeast bracing for the first big snowstorm of the season, up to a foot possible from washington to boston. donald trump quotes the bible as he fights it out with ted cruz for key votes from evangelicals. >> two corinthians, right, two corinthians, 3:17 is the whole ball game. >> now rush limbaugh taking him on warning he is a wolf in sheep's clothing. >> the head of the academy awards says she is heart broken speaking out overnight of an oscar boycott promising big changes to fix its diversity problem as hollywood heavyweights announce they are staying home. >> i w

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