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>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with matt o'donnell, tamala edwards, karen rogers and meteorologist, david murphy. >> ♪ >> good morning. it's 6:00 a.m. on this wednesday december 21st. we're following several breaking stories. >> police investigate deadly gunfire in southwest philadelphia overnight. >> berlin's christmas market attacker is still on the loose. meanwhile a major terrorist group is now taking
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responsibility for that massacre. >> winter has officially arrived in the delaware and lehigh valleys and just to keep you on your toes mother nature will bring more fall-like conditions to the region. >> let's find out more about that. karen rogers is in for dave murphy and matt pelman is taking a look at your commute. gong. >> good morning. we're talking about above average temperatures in the afternoon but not in the morning. it's cold out here right now. bundle up. satellite6 and action radar showing a fair amount of clouds up above but they're high thin clouds. we'll still see sunshine filtering through them but a day with clouds and some sun. it's dry today but it's told start. 23 in quakertown, 23 in coatesville but down to 19 in oxford. that's the temperature not the wind chill. 26 in chester. 29 little better in center city. how about new jersey here, 23 in browns mills and ewing. 26 in glassboro, one in vineland, 26 in woodbine, new jersey. in delaware mid to upper 20's. this morning but temperatures are going up from here. no worries. it may be 29 right now. we'll dip a little at 7:00 a.m. right before sunrise,
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about 28. but by 10:00 a.m. we're already in the mid 30's feeling a little better with sunshine and clouds. by 1 o'clock, 42 degrees. no problem running some errands or going out this afternoon at 4 o'clock it's 41. coming down from your high of 45. at 7 o'clock, it's 37, so yesterday's high was just 34 so we're more than 10 degrees above yesterday's high. wait until you see where numbers go from here. details in that seven day in just a few minutes matt. >> up works for me. good morning karen. speeds going down, down, down along 95 as you come down in the southbound lanes, at least, though, our police activity here southbound just past academy has cleared. now it's just the work zone and the normal morning volume that we're contending with in the southbound lanes between academy and cottman but i have been hearing rumblings that we should get a fourth lane opened in each direction here along 95 at cottman later on this week so we'll see if it happens. if it does that would be great news for us. overnight construction that was happening on the vine street expressway has cleared out.
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everything is opened here. no big delays yet. crews do return tonight around 11 o'clock to close it down once again. and columbus boulevard southbound is not closed this morning. there is one lane opened, the ramps off 95 are opened but it's just one lane so you may see some delays but at least it's not closed like yesterday afternoon. in springfield township, if you're headed to lasalle college high school this morning watch out for a crash along cheltenham avenue at patton road and icy conditions persist along stenton avenue at white marc whitemarsh avenue. in souderton wreck along broad street. cleaning up a fuel spill in cherry hill township southbound side of 295 approaching woodcrest station but everything is off to the side so you're not seeing a big delay at this point. in delaware we had some ramp closures overnight. the ramps from jackson street and second to 95 southbound still blocked until 7:00 this morning and then again tonight at 7 o'clock the ramp from 141 southbound to 295 northbound
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will close. that's again overnight tonight. matt and tam. >> okay, thank you, matt. and this is breaking on "action news." police are searching for the person who shot and killed a man in southwest philadelphia. gun shots erupted on the 600 block of almond street just after 1:00 this morning. police discovered the 49-year-old unidentified man with multiple gunshot wound his chest. they rushed him to presbyterian hospital. doctors pronounced him dead a short time placement investigators are still working to nail down a motive. manhunt for a murder suspect goes into day three in cumberland county. new jersey state troopers found 32-year-old jeremiah monell's blue chevy pickup truck yesterday afternoon. investigators believe monell killed his wife tara o'shea. o'shea's body was found in her home monday morning. police say the couple was estranged after o'shea survived years of abuse from monell. if you think you know where he may be you are asked to call police. >> isis has claimed responsibility for the truck attack in berlin that killed
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12 people. the man who was behind the wheel is still on the run. german authorities believe monday's rampage comes right out of isis's playbook. the vehicle plowed into a big crowd of joyous shoppers at one of the german capitol's famed christmas markets. there was a massive manhunt for the driver right now. police had taken a man into custody on the day of the attack but released him for lack of evidence. >> ♪ >> it is 6:05 and new on "action news" penn state has asked a judge to order its former president to pay up. the university is countersuing graham spanier. they say he violated a employment contract and it wants to claw back the millions it paid him over the past five years. university officials say spanier violated contracts by not disclosing what he knew about jerry sandusky. sandusky a former assistant football coach was convicted of child molestation charges in 2011. spanier's attorney is calling this a "last ditch effort by penn state to escape liability." >> two of president-elect
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donald trump's top cabinet picks have begun providing documents to the committees that that need to approve their nominations. trump tapped rex tillerson for secretary of state. and nominated steven mnuchin a hedge fund manager to lead the treasury department. this pair seems to have the most potential road blocks to confirmation out of all trump nominees. hearings on both nominees are expected in january. >> a pennsylvania based drugstore chain is going through a big selloff of stores in hopes of helping out a possible merger. maribel aber is live at the nasdaq in times square and she has more on what's going on. good morning, maribel. >> reporter: good morning, tam. rite-aid is selling 865 stores to regional drugstore chain freds are for $950 million. the sale would help walgreens and rite-aid move a step closer to getting regulatory approval for their proposed merger. regulators have been worried about competition from that deal. now as for fred's buying the stores would more than double its size. investors like this idea.
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they sent fred 's stock up 85 percent yesterday. speaking of stocks stocks rallied as bank shares were strong but the dow fell short of that 20,000 mark. right now futures are pointing to a mixed open. report on existing home sales due out later today. most major u.s. banks are still charging at least $35 for an over draft fee t on top that of many of the big banks will process transactions from largest to smallest to reduce your balance and generate more of the overdrafts all of this is from the report by the pew chart at a trust which studied 50 basement revenue from service charges on deposit accounts has more than doubled in the last three decades. that's the latest in business news from the nasdaq market site. back to you matt. >> thanks maribel. we'll see you tomorrow. a water main break led to the closure of the columbus boulevard in queens village for several hours and efforts to fix it are expected to continue through the morning rush. "action news" reporter katherine scott is live at the scene watching those repairs. katherine. >> reporter: matt, the water department was out here yesterday and they're expected
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to be back out again today. we're standing on columbus boulevard right near katherine. you can see right now the left lane of traffic is getting by. the right lanes are closed right now. you can see cones are surrounding them but one lane of traffic is getting by this site. however, later on this morning when water department crews are back for repairs, we're expecting all of the southbound lanes will be closed again. from a traffic standpoint so far we're not seeing that much of an impact but as it gets later traffic could build and of course when all the lanes close then no one will be able to get by. this all started way break in a 12-inch water main yesterday around 7:00 a.m. an suv hit a sinkhole partially covered in water and was disabled but no one was injured. the southbound lanes of columbus boulevard between fitzwater and christian streets had to close yesterday as crews worked at the site. the off-ramp from 95 was also closed but this morning so far we have seen cars come off the exit from 95 and again the one lane of traffic is getting by
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the site water main break on columbus boulevard but that is expected to change later this morning. crews may need to close all of the lanes in order to work safely at this site. that was the case yesterday when they were working here. as far as the impact to water service, we're told that the water department was able to restore at least some of the service to a nearby apartment building that was impacted by the water main break yesterday. we're live 92 in queen village katherine scott, channel6 "action news. >> thank you katherine. so we've got sea grass outside my house, you know, it grows and you got to cut iting. >> yes. >> i've been holding off. >> i cut it back every year. >> it's not growing still is it. >> were would today be a good day to go out there and cut it back. >> is that what you're getting at. >> yeah. >> that was a long story to get to the weather. >> i'm with you, you're right. if you have some errands -- >> why do you have sea grass you? don't live near the sea. >> we'll talk about it. >> storm tracker6 live double
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scan and we're dry right now through the area. so, yes, it's a good day to cut back sea grass. let's go on outside and see what it looks like as sky6 looks live at philadelphia international airport and we are dry. it's cold out there to start you off. we're talking about a nicer afternoon but not the case in the early morning hours. it's cold. 19 degrees in allentown. it's 23 in reading. 29 in philadelphia. 20 in millville. 27 degrees in atlantic city. satellite6 and action radar show a good amount of cloud cover. see the clouds that kind of snuck in overnight. we'll see clouds mixing with sun but it stays dry. for the most part they're high thin clouds. you'll see plenty of sunshine filtering through. the winter solstice was at 5:44 this morning. least amount of daylight we'll have all year. it's the longest night ahead so make some plans. the days turn longer going forward. if you're one of the people like me kind of craves the sunshine we see a little bit more of it in the coming weeks ahead so that's some good news. let's take a look at your forecast. hour by hour for you today here's your 12 hour fork. at 7:00 a.m. still stuck in
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the 20's. a cold start. sunshine mixing with clouds. by 10:00 a.m. though you're in the mid 30's, not too bad. by lunchtime 42 degrees. your high will be 45. we'll hit it around 3 o'clock. at 4 o'clock, 41. at 7 o'clock tonight you'll be in the 30's again, 37 degrees. it's another cold night overnight tonight. and let's take a look at what you can expect moving ahead as this front comes through on thursday, mostly moves through dry, maybe a shower sneaks in. the winds kind of pick up a little tomorrow afternoon though but still nice with a high of 50 degrees. and for the eagles thursday night we're looking at wind chills just in the 20's at night so it's going to feel cold at night even after the day is pretty nice. kickoff temperature of 38. the fourth quarter is 35 degrees. with those winds 10 the 16 miles an hour. here's your exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast. today it turns milder this afternoon, 45 and then it stays on the mild side the entire seven-day forecast. look at these numbers. up to 50 on thursday with a gusty breeze in the afternoon. friday is pretty, more
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sunshine, mostly sunny skies and 46. saturday more clouds around and 48 degrees for your high as hanukkah begins and santa comes at night. on sunday it's christmas day, nice and sunny, 49 degrees, above average for christmas. staying dry on christmas. monday clouds and sun for the start of kwanzaa, 50 degrees for your high. maybe a shower sneaks through monday. tuesday 13 degrees above average so it looks like the mildest day of the week, 55 degrees for your high temperature then. so as you look at that seven day temperatures well above the average high which will would normally be in the low 40's. make your outdoor plans today. >> sea grass cutting weather. >> i just explained this to him. i will explain to you in the break. >> i get it. >> okay it is 6:12. reading writing and just plain wrong. parents want answers when their children's math problems include references to sexting. >> 7-eleven in the heavens. the quick mart dabbles in drone delivery and releases its results. matt. >> so far so good here on the blue route 476 in delco near broomall unlike yesterday, no
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truck fires, no big issues. we're moving fine in both directions. but one of our bridges is going up and new construction is coming to east falls. we'll talk about it when "action news" continues on this wednesday morning.
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>> ♪ >> welcome back. you're taking a live look here out across penn's landing. it is 6:15, just 29 degrees right now but as we get into the day it's going get up to 45 degrees. >> look, the "action news" van. >> i'm a little strange because i always get so excited when i can find the "action news" van and there goes our photographer in the traffic cameras. katherine scott out here. katherine we're watching you. good morning. that's not creepy at all here along columbus boulevard. these are the southbound lanes. this is where the big water main break happened yesterday at fitzwater street and they are going to need to close off columbus boulevard again later on this morning for the repairs but right now as you can see we have one lane getting by. that means the ramps coming from 95 to columbus boulevard are also opened at this point and it's a little sluggish but not a big delay. at this point you can use columbus boulevard southbound. that likely will not be the case later on this morning. on the big picture we're watching that. we're also gearing up for tacony palmyra bridge opening in just a few minutes so you want to head for the betsy
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ross bridge stemmed headed toward the betsy on 95 southbound already slow through the work zone at cottman. speeds there in the 30's i wasn't want to zoom into east falls because we're getting word that right on the east falls-nicetown border a new closure goes into place today. it's abbottsford avenue between fox and wissahickon. this is extra problematic because that's where you go to get on the northbound side of the boulevard if you're coming away from east falls. we're going have to wait to see how they set up this construction pattern but that ramp could be closed for the next couple months in which case you would get onto the boulevard northbound from ridge avenue instead. in springfield township still have the crash along cheltenham avenue at patton road by lasalle college high school. icy conditions persist along stenton avenue at whitemarsh avenue but in souderton our crash we had been watching along broad street cleared out. however we've got construction that we're watching in woolwich township bucks county, school road now closed as of just a couple days ago indefinitely for bridge construction so sugar bottom
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road or almshouse road would be some alternates. matt. >> some of the same legislators who passed the north carolina law known as the bathroom bill are returning to the state capitol to consider repealing it. the bill requires transgender citizens to use the bathroom of the gender assigned to them at birth. the passage of house bill two its official name resulted in high profile business and entertainment boycotts in north carolina and also could lead to lawsuits by the justice department. >> new this morning, teachers often try to get creative to engage their students but an ohio dad says his kid's teacher crossed the line. daniel blare says a ninth grade teacher at middleburg high school high used sex and drug references in his lesson. one example his 14-year-old son and daughter sent him a snap of an algebra problem that referenced texting nude photos. the superintendent says the school district conducted a complete investigation into the matter and issued the math teacher a written reprimand. >> to just wash it under the
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table and not do an actual investigation and see exactly where this is going it's just setting a bad precedent for other teachers that might end up going down this road. >> blare says that was not enough for him so he took his children out of that teacher's class. >> in tech bytes another hot holiday gift nearly sold out. >> amazon's voice controlled speaker echo has sold out on amazon.com but you can fine them in amazon stores. they'll be back in stock online next tuesday. move over amazon and google. 7-eleven is making regular deliveries by drone. >> the chain and drone maker flirty have made 77 drone deliveries in reno. deliveries typically take less than 10 minutes. mark zuckerberg is showing offer the artificial intelligence he's built to help run his home. >> the a.i. called jarvis inspired by the system from iron man. see if you recognize the voice. >> jarvis helps me get ready in the morning. fresh shirt. fire in the hole. not only the voice of god morgan freeman there is the voice of jarvis which turns
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lights on and off makes music and makes toast. zuckerberg says it's a demo he postedline for feedback. >> those are your tech bytes.
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>> check her out. the dancing golden state warrior mom is at it again with some more sweet moves. she's got no shame in her game. she is good to go. she has backup. robin schreiber wearing her warriors themed christmas sweater performed with the cheerleaders during half time. this is where you first saw her. she made a social media splash when she was first spotted dancing at oracle arena in her festive attire. she gave those young girls a run for the money. >> that's how kate upton was discovered. maybe she'll have a reality show. >> next big thing. >> maybe she will, the next
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kate upton. [laughter] >> hey. >> well for our schuylkill expressway warriors this morning, we're just contending with a little fender-bender. it's not fun here on the westbound side in king of prussia. this is the schuylkill westbound right by 202, the motel six there in the background. it's often the gore point so at this point not causing a huge delay. another chunk of 76 the pennsylvania turnpike there's still overnight construction eastbound past downingtown in the right lane but again, no big delays. and the ben franklin bridge looking good this morning but don't forget the tacony palmyra bridge is up right now for a passing ship. karen. >> all right, matt, here's your forward forecast. we're looking at what's next. so, today we start a mild streak. that really lasts the entire seven-day forecast that you'll see. saturday just a chance for a shower for christmas eve and hanukkah. on tuesday will be the height of our mild streak. we're talking temperatures in the mid-50's. well above average. normally we would just be in the low 40's. here's a look at the afternoon ahead as we check the forward forecast. at 2 o'clock it's 43. your high today is 45.
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at 4 o'clock it's 41. clouds mixed with sun. we stay dry today. it gets cold again tonight. 6 o'clock 38. at 8 o'clock it's 34. at 10 o'clock 33. the overnight low will be 30 after a high of 45 today. matt and tam. >> all right, thank you, karen. it is now 6:24 and coming up at 6:30 the latest on the massive explosions at a mexican fireworks market. >> breaking overnight a man is ambushed while sitting in his car. it is the city's latest homicide case. >> ♪
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>> ♪ >> new on "action news" the nypd is after this man and this pot of gold. police identified the quick moving crook who stole a bucket of gold flakes worth over a million dollars out of that armored truck. police believe that this is julio novello that he's in the l.a. area. video was circulated on air and online. a reward of more than $100,000 is being offered for information in the case. >> a student with perfect grades went on a lengthy facebook rant telling his family and friends why he is dropping out of college. billy wilson who went to kansas state university says he didn't want to go thousands of dollars into debt to learn information he would never use. >> things i was learning outside of college through videos, books and talking to a couple entrepreneurs, as i am wanting to become an entrepreneur myself i was learning much more that way. >> some have applauded wilson for this stance others called
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him a quitterly he says he plans to open up an online business. that's his girlfriend too. he dropped out too. >> peter till runs a program like this. we're updating several breaking stories including a fire that sent three people to the hospital. >> fireworks explode one after another after another at a market filled with holiday shoppers. more on the death and destruction in mexico next. >> ♪ fios in the house! dave this fios party is da bomb! fo shizzle! it's tv totally ahead of its time.
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>> ♪ >> and this is breaking right now on "action news." fire has injured a child and two add nuts new jersey. we are live on that scene. >> mayhem in mexico. explosions rip through a fireworks market leaving more than two dozen dead and the site has had safety issues in the past. >> and winter warmup. taking a live look there out across penn's landing. mild air is moving into the delaware valley.
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it's expected to stick around through your holiday weekend. >> good morning everyone, 6:30 on this wednesday. david is off. we have matt pelman and karen rogers and anyone feel different now winter is here. >> i am all new now that it's the winter solstice, that's right. [laughter] >> you know we're talking about winter warmup in the afternoons but not in the mornings. i left my gloves in the studio and it is cold out here. let's take a look at satellite6 and action radar. we have a fair amount of clouds moved in overnight so we're going to see clouds mixing with some sunshine today but we stay dry. so it will be an all right day. 20 degrees in quakertown and pottstown. 25 in coatesville but it's only 19 in oxford. 25 in chester, 29 degrees in center city. temperatures everywhere below freezing. browns mills 23. 25 in cinnaminson. 26 in glassboro. 27 in dover delaware. it's a cold starter but the afternoon will be above average. by 7:00 a.m. 28 degrees still cold. by 10 o'clock 35. getting a little betterment by . by 1 o'clock 42.
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your high today will be 45 degrees at 4 o'clock you're coming down from that 41 and at 7 o'clock 37, temperatures drop again tonight so it's another cold start tomorrow morning. afternoons get high. we'll see how mild they get in that seven-day forecast in a few minutes. matt. >> we're working on getting those gloves to you so you can stay out there as long as you want karen. >> no. >> come on in. good morning to you. good morning, everybody. about the worst of it this morning on the roads is a few fender-benders so it's definitely better than yesterday. here's a new fender-bender on the schuylkill in king of prussia. eastbound side just as you get onto it from 202 and 422 but it's all off to the side so all the lanes are opened. there's also one on westbound side at 202 but that one is in the gore point. so all the lanes are in business which is why we're not seeing huge delays there at this point. but there is of course a slow zone on the westbound side of the schuylkill by city avenue with speeds now in the upper 20's and coming south on 95 through the work zones speeds in the 20's and 30's which is what we would expect for this hour of the morning. but you can exit 95 at
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columbus boulevard this morning. even though the water main break from yesterday is still out there in the southbound lanes, one lane is getting by so that's not completely blocked off at this point. katherine will have more in a bit. tacony palmyra bridge wrapping up an opening. for now i would still head for the betsy ross. springfield township by lasalle college high school that crash along cheltenham avenue cleared out. thirst still an icy patch along stenton at whitemarsh,. still cleaning up a fuel spill in cherry hill at that along 295 southbound. it's approaching woodcrest station but all the activity with it is on the side so no big delays there on this wednesday morning, tam. >> okay, thank you, matt. we continue to follow the breaking news from cumberland county new jersey. a child and two adults had to be airlifted to the hospital after fire broke out in the mobile home. let's get right over to "action news" reporter annie mccormick. she's live on the scene there in fairfield township. good morning, annie. >> reporter: good morning, tamala. and that two-year-old child
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was medevaced over to saint christopher's hospital in philadelphia. two adults that were in the home we are told that they are in their 20's. we do not have confirmed if they are the parents of that little boy but we know that they were flown to temple university hospital. all of them had smoke inhalation. that's the extent of the condition that is we're hearing at this point. now we can't really show you where the fire is because we're all the way down the road. we're blocked from going up there. fire crews have left for now but we are on clay hill lane in fairfield township cumberland county. it was down this road that fire crews did respond around 1:30 in the morning to the fire. now we did talk to a captain from the bridgeton fire department earlier who told us about how those three people are doing. >> all three of them were talking when i talked to them before they left. so, it seems like they should be good. it's definitely a sad time around the holidays and hopefully we can get some help to help this family out. >> reporter: and the fire was in a mobile home unside of
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it we're told that the mobile home is destroyed but there are also several other mobile homes around it. [inaudible] >> sorry about that. we'll get back to annie when we can. more breaking news here. a gunman opened the passenger door of a running car and kills a young man sitting inside. this happened along the unit block of north 51st street in west philadelphia just after 1:00 a.m. police say the killer fired five shots at the man in his 20's and then took off. peddler's village a popular holiday shopping spot in bucks county that was damaged by fire will be opened today. viewer video shows flames shooting from the nut kettle store in the complex last night. smoke and flames spread to the adjacent saint jude's store as well as two parked cars. no injuries were reported. investigators have not yet said what sparked the fire. >> a shocking tragedy in mexico this morning. crews are digging through rubble at the country's best known fireworks market looking for survivor after explosions killed at least 29 people.
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those booming sounds and massive plumes of smoke could be seen for miles. crowds shopping for their holiday celebrations ran for cover. firefighters said that they had no choice but to let the unexploded fireworks just keep going off. this is the third explosion at the market since 2005. mexican authorities are launching a federal investigation into finding out exactly what happened this time and who is responsible. >> it is now 6:36. one person was killed in a two car crash in croydon bucks county. neighbors say it is a wakeup call about the speeding problem on their street. police say a white gmc jimmy and nissan sentra were going in opposite directions when they collided on river road last night. a woman in the nissan died. the driver of the suv is being treated for multiple injuries. >> heard a big bang. it sounded like a bomb seriously it sounded like a bomb and we came running out and we seen car parts in the middle of the road here on
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cedar avenue. then we ran around the corner and we seen the one car in the drive way and the other one flipped upside down. >> police believe at least one of the drivers was going above the posted 25 miles per hour speed limit. a bucks county man faces charges for trying to board a plane with his loaded .40 caliber handgun. it happened at newark international airport monday. t.s.a. officers found the weapon while x-raying the morrisville man's backpack. his name has not been released. agents say he told them he had brought his hunting nap sac with him on the trip and did not realize the gun was still inside. >> now for my favorite story of the morning. christmas came early for some deserving families in south jersey. "action news" was out there last night as santa mount holly police officers and firefighters and volunteers from the local v.f.w. went door to door passing out presents. angela covington is one of 10 area families in need who received wrapped toys presents and donated holiday dinners. >> all i want is for my children to have a merry christmas and for these people just from the community to do
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this for us is -- is overwelling. >> now this is the department's fourth year taking that's right what they call operation saint nick. the police chief says they do things like this year round but it's a little bit more special around the holiday season and there's nothing like seeing a child pick up a present like that and how excited they are. >> and to give your time as well as everything else, be out there touch them, feel them make sure they have cheer. >> kids love having santa come at your door too. storm tracker6 live double scan shows we're looking good out there this morning. it's cold. let's go on outside and see what it looks like. no sunrise just yet. that will be around 7:18. we're looking live on sky6 and looking pretty good over the ben franklin bridge. you can kind of see some of those clouds that are up and about. we'll see clouds mixing with sunshine today. the current temperature is 29 degrees. the dewpoint is just 19. dry air mass in place. the pressure is falling. the winds are pretty light. not a big deal today out of the west-southwest at 9 miles
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an hour. the ocean temperature is 40 and we have our always on day planner to help you out hour by hour. satellite6 and action radar showing you how the clouds have nestled in over our region and we'll see sunshine mixing with clouds. for the most part they're high thin clouds so we'll get to see a good amount of sunshine. in the lehigh valley more clouds than sun. not quite as cold as it has been. 42 degrees for your high there. a bit more sunshine down at the shore so at the shore sunshine and some clouds and a milder high of 46 making it up to 46 today at the shore. our high in philadelphia will be 45. here's how we're going get there over the next 12 hours. at 7:00 a.m., still just in the 20's. 28 degrees. it is a cold starter. wind chill making it feel even colder than that. 10:00 a.m. 35, feeling a little bit better but by lunchtime when you're in the 40's feels g42 degrees at 1 o'clock. your high is 45. we'll hit it around 3 o'clock. come down from that at 4 o'clock it will be 41. at 7 o'clock getting into the 30's, 37 degrees. it's going to be another cold night ahead with an overnight low of 30 degrees.
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checking out the forecast for tomorrow, the front comes through. that's been out to our west. ahead of that we get mild high of 50 degrees. have just the chance for a shower. i think for the most part the front comes through dry and the winds are going to pick up when it comes through in the afternoon. so tomorrow will feel a little milder but we have a gustier breeze your exclusive seven-day forecast turning mild on this first day of winter. by the afternoon 45 degrees for your high. tomorrow gusty breeze in the afternoon, a high of 50. maybe a shower sneaks in but i think most of us just stay dry. should be good but cold for the eagles game at night. friday mostly sunny skies and 46. saturday more clouds for the start of hanukkah. and on christmas eve maybe a chance of a shower in the afternoon 48 degrees for your high. on christmas day sunday nice sunny a high of 49 degrees above average and we begin kwanzaa on monday, clouds and sun, 50. look what happens on tuesday. the mildest air of our mild stretch here. 55 for your high. that's a good 13 degrees above
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average so in the next seven-day forecast we stay above average every afternoon but a lot of these afternoon mornings are still pretty cold so you need that heavy coat for the bus stop. not so much on the way home. >> got it. thank you, karen. 6:41 now. police pull over santa saying he was the one being naughty. coming up later what almost brought saint nick's trip in a fire truck to a halt. >> and mcdonald's could owe a big chunk of change if it's true they're nickeling and timing their customers. matt. >> changing our situation on the schuylkill expressway tam. the eastbound accident near 202 is gone but the westbound one is still here. luckily it's in the gore point here by 202. we'll check delays on 422 and 42 and another bridge is going up when "action news" continues on this wednesday morning. >> ♪
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>> ♪ >> 6:44. it's wednesday. live look at philadelphia international airport. 29 degrees, chilly but it's getting a little warmer than yesterday going up to 45 degrees and it's the start of winter today shortest daylight of the year. >> matt pelman that means we can start looking forward to summer. the days will start getting longer. >> it only gets better from here right. >> yes. >> maybe. we'll see how january and february go but good morning to you tam and matt. yes, we are getting used to this new winter thing but at least we're doing it in a dry fashion this morning. no snow, not a lot of ice but of course any puddles that you would have had left over yesterday would be frozen this morning. and just some normal delays like here on 422. eastbound side now slow from the saint gabe's curve into route 23. it's just normal morning volume headed toward king of prussia.
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during the midday near pottstown, there will be construction both ways on 422 so that could slow you down later on. slowdowns already on the big picture as we look at it live schuylkill westbound by city avenue just 20 miles per hour. plenty of delays on 95 southbound. 27 near cottman. same 27 as you approach the work zone at girard. but you can exit 95 onto columbus boulevard this morning. southbound lanes are opened unlike last evening the problem is it's only one lane that's opened so two lanes are still blocked and we could see delays there as the morning progresses. meanwhile want to warn you about new construction that's beginning today right on the east falls-nicetown border. they're scheduled to close down abbottsford avenue through the end of february. depending on how they set up this work it could block the ramp to the northbound boulevard he can tension. we'll keep you posted as the day progresses but new work beginning in east falls starting later on today. there's a new crash in kennett township along fareville road
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at spring mill road. and don't forget about the work in bethel township delco. garnett mine road closed now for about a month. feather bed lane or falk road gets you around it. getting ready for a bridge opening. it's the burlington bristol bbb going up in just about 15 minutes. start heading for that turnpike connector as an alternate. matt. >> thank you matt. police in portland oregon made an arrest in the road rage shooting of an eight-year-old girl. witness say 32-year-old joshua constantine was driving aggressively along an interstate and nearly ran several cars off the road including one carrying three children. the driver of that vehicle pulled over her vehicle to call police on her phone they say constantine fired a gun shot. that pierced the car door and hit the eight-year-old through her shoe. she suffered a graze wound. police later followed constantine's van into a parking lot and placed him under arrest. >> four suspected burglars were spooked when they bust flood a house and came face to face way florida girl. 11-year-old ashley says she was home by herself when they
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broke into her home. she called 911 and then ran to hide in her closet. the four suspects kicked in her door but when they saw her they ran. >> i got scared because there were so many like one against four, that was too much. and when they saw me, they ran out and they left. >> deputies say the crooks took off in a stolen suv but ended up crashing a few miles away. three of the suspects were arrested. police believe one more suspect could still be out there on the loose. the value meal at the fast food restaurant that's the best deal right? maybe not. a mcdonald's customer is making a case out of it. james girdy is suing locations in two counts. he crunched the numbers and said bundling two keys burgers medium fries and a drink will cost you $5.90. he's not loving it. he says the lawsuit he if i would is about principal. the complaint seeks an
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>> time for a preview of what's coming up on "gma." >> only 10 minutes away. amy robach joins us live. amy happy winter. >> yes. >> reporter: yes, it is, it is cold out there, matt and tam.
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great to be with you this morning. coming up next here on "gma," we have that breaking news overnight. authorities investigating that deadly explosion in ripped through a crowded fireworks market in mexico killing at least 29, injuring more than 70 others. we'll tell you what we know right now. the global manhunt under way after that apparent terrorist attack in germany. the driver of the truck that plowed through a christmas market still on the loose at this hour. countries stepping up security now as investigators search for leads. and then pop star turned hero. grammy winner rich marred marx taking down a violent passenger in the middle of an international flight. the entire encounter captured on video. we'll tell you what he is saying this morning. that is all coming up next here on "gma." you know, it's been winter here for at least a solid week in my opinion, just saying. [laughter] >> all right, yes, i would have to agree with in. we'll see you shortly amy. >> feeling wrong already. we're in for a long winter i think. let's head outside this morning. couple new issues in the burbs on 309 southbound near
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susquehanna road in ambler. police activity on the shoulder but traffic is getting by in both directions. it's northbound near perkasie where there's an accident. so i would expect that one to be causing some delays along 309. new crash as well in the heart of norristown along markley as marshall. coming up 42 this morning, slow going northbound from the black horse pike to 295. karen. >> everybody is talking about this long winter they think we're having but you know what, every day in the next seven days we're staying above average in the afternoon. today starts a milder streak. 45 for your high. the normal high would just be 43. it's cold in the morning but in the afternoon it's going to feel a lot better. looking ahead right now to some of your other weather concerns for the week. we're looking pretty good out there. today we have a high of 45 degrees. we're going see clouds mixing in with some sunshine. we stay dry today. just a chance for a shower tomorrow matt and tam but tomorrow's high reaches 50 degrees. >> sounds good. thank you, karen. new on "action news" here, santa's journey through virginia beach came to a halt when police pulled him over. he was traveling in the back
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of a privately owned fire truck this waft weeken past wee. police stopped the truck saying the sirens were too loud. they continued on without the sirens but neighbors say they didn't even hear santa driving through and they missed him. (war drums beating)
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>> ♪ >> top stories at 6:56a gunman opened the passenger door of a running car in west philadelphia and killed a young man sitting inside. police say the killer fired five shots at the man in his 20's, left him for dead and took off. the manhunt for a murder suspect now goes into day three in cumberland county, new jersey. investigators believe 32-year-old jeremiah monell killed his wife tara o'shea but they cannot find him. >> "action news" van still on the scene of yesterday's water main break in queen village. water crews are not out here right now so one lane is opened. we expect it to close later when the crews return and the burlington bristol bridge going up in just a few minutes for a passing ship. karen. >> temperatures everywhere below freezing. check out the wind chills. feels like 11 in in the poconos, 12 in allentown, 22 in philadelphia. wind chill of 19 in wilmington and 21 in cape may. but the afternoon is going to be betterment high of 45. clouds mixing with some sun but you're still in the 20's at 7:00 a.m., by 10 o'clock 35, by 1 o'clock 42 and tonight at 7 o'clock it's
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37 degrees. >> not bad for the first day of winter. all right. for dave murphy, matt o'donnell, matt pelman, karen rogers, i'm tamala edwards. have a great day. >> ♪
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good morning, america. and deadly explosion. at least 29 people killed. more than 70 injured after a blast ripped through a market in mexico. packed with shoppers ahead of the holiday, fireworks igniting. sending a massive plume of smoke into the air. rescuers rushing to the scene trying to find survivors. massive terror manhunt. the desperate search right now for the killer who plowed a truck into shoppers at this german christmas market killing 12 people. authorities now saying they detained the wrong suspect as isis claims responsibility. now security stepping up at major landmarks around the globe and right here at home. in this country, the christmas travel alert this

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