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>> breaking now on "action news," a one person is killed when a fire moves through apartments in montgomery county. new this morning, a cancer patient in the lehigh valley wins pizza for a year, then pays it forward. happening today, off to grandmother's house we go, the action cam is live at philadelphia international airport, weekend holiday travel is expected to set a record. good morning, 5:30 a.m., friday, december 23. tam is off nydia han is here here's ready for christmas? >> reporter: i'm a little edgy as you know in the studio, christmas is overwhelming. we'll have high pressure and sunshine. clouds will fill in later today.
31 in quakertown and pottstown. 27 in coatsville. 29 in kennett square. 34 in center city. 30 degrees in cinnaminson, 32 in hammonton, and glassboro, 31 in dover, delaware. when you factor in the wind it makes a difference. feels like 18 in allentown. a windchill of 19 in millville. 26 is what it feels like in philadelphia. a little better there. let's look at the day ahead. it's a good one, we'll start out bright and sunny. clouds increase as the day wears on. 7:00 a.m., 36. 10:00 in the in the upper 30s. 1:00 p.m., 46 degrees, the high is 48 not as mild as yesterday, a prettier day, 4:00 p.m., 47. a few clouds around by 7:00 p.m., 40 degrees, we have rain on the way, i'll show you what it happens coming up in a few minutes. >> reporter: have i mentioned you look really pretty this morning. >> reporter: trying to cheer me up. >> reporter: dodged a bullet. good morning everybody, looking
good here, as well, 42 northbound side come the headlights northbound side toward the walt whitman bridge. if that's the route to grandma's or aunt ethel's house, no construction. all lanes are blocked queen village, southbound side of columbus boulevard, they are scheduled for 6:00 a.m., they started early, southbound columbus boulevard is blocked off as they continue work on the water main. no major issues along i-95 they have not blocked the off ramp to columbus, they wecht them to do that. schuylkill looks fine. we have broken down vehicle saint charles borromeo seminary, wynnewood lane at laches lane. a crash at center avenue at 611. fire in pottstown on high
street. matt inyou have more on that. -- i know you have more on that. >> fire broke out pottstown in montgomery county. several people were inside and one never made it out. and joins us live at the scene, annie. >> reporter: matt we were talking to residents who were inside when the fire happened him we'll ghetto them in just a minute. first, i want to show you the fire activity matt pellman was talking about. these fire trucks are expected to be out here for several hours, because the investigation into the cause has just bee begin. take a look at the video. firefighters arrived to the 400 block of east high street in pottstown. from the second floor they saw heavy fire and smoke, the blaze escalated to two two alarms. there were reports of people
trapped inside, one person was found dead on the second floor. one resident said she was trying to get everybody out. >> i pulled into my driveway, i see smoke coming out of the back, i run into the back, i get my kids, i get all the people out, i run you must, three floors on the third floor, there are kids upstairs, i bang on that door, we come down to the second floor i'm banging, i tell the guy, kick the door, kick the door. we see smoke. >> when she is talking about kicking the door, she is back on the second floor, the door they wanted to kick in, they did kick in that's the home where the person who did not escape the fire the person who died in the blaze, that's where the person lived. fire officials on the scene, this could take time. these are homes converted into apartments. the red cross is here to help out. the people are out of the homes,
they have a place to keep them warm in the meantime. red paws relief are here to help find cats that are missing in the fire, as well. reporting in pottstown, annie mccormick channel 6 "action news." nydia, back to you. >> police say this man and woman ransacked a montgomery county home while a mom living there with her newborn child were inside. arrest warrants were issued for stephen gibson and helen anne grant. they got away with cash. the victim knows the suspects. she and her child were not hurt. authorities want the public to keep their eyes out for this woman, sara packer is charged with obstruction and child endangerment in connection with the death of her adopted daughter. the body of 14-year-old grace packer was found in a wooded area in lieu certain county -- luzerne county. she did not cooperate with the
investigation. packer was in custody for a month, the judge reduced her bail this week, if she is released police think they could be difficult to locate later. president-elect trump is talking about buildings up the nuclear arsenal calling for the u.s. to greatly strength and expand the nuclear capability. the comment came a day after meeting with defense contractors. putin called for his country to strengthen its stockpile yesterday, trump has yet to explain his social media post. the holiday hustle and bustle is in full swing. 103 million americans are expect to do take a trip which would set a record. katherine scott is live at philadelphia international airport, we've seen lines there already, katherine. >> reporter: that's right, nydia, it really comes in waves, about ten, 15 minutes ago, the
security line stretched past us. in the time that's past, it's cleared out considerably. it comes in waves. you want to be prepared for the crowds this morning. we're standing by security between terminal d and e. the lines are moving but there are a lot of people. most folks try to leave extra time and keep their patience. it's a big travel year, more than 103 million americans are expected to travel for the year end holidays. that's the most on record. in the philadelphia area, 1.2 million will travel 50 miles or more. most will dry. an honorary 7% of them are traveling by air. there will be volume and passengers and full flights. you want time to get to your gate and get through security and if you're traveling with gifts you may want to keep in mind. >> tsa may ask you to unwrap
the present, it's better to bring it unwrapped through and then there's no concern and he can see what it is. >> reporter: back here live, at security between d and e, siewk see that the line is looking good right now if you're at the airport. you're probably lucky, however, it was very long just a few minutes ago, the tsa perhaps for this, they boost staffing to keep the lines move be. i heard that santa made a trip to the airport yesterday and we're hearing he might be here again today. katherine scott channel 6 "action news." matt and nydia. >> it's amazing he has the time. >> reporter: he is such a busy man. >> reporter: santa makes me happier, i've been very good this year. >> that's subjective. >> reporter: let's look outside, storm tracker 6 live double scan, we're dry and looking good all day today. the rain doesn't come until the
overnight. let's go outside and see what it looks like, sky6 live hd is looking live i-95 in penns landing, we'll be busy later, but not so much now, we have clear skies, if you're traveling in philadelphia, no weather-related issues today. 34 degrees the current temperature. it's cold out there. the dewpoint 25. dry atmosphere, the pressure is rising. the winds are light, 10 miles per hour enough to give us a windchill to make it feel like the 20s. the ocean temperature is 42. satellite and radar we had clouds yesterday they kind of moved out of the region with high pressure in control, we'll start with sunshine, you can see the clouds already starting to stream in from the west. that's ahead of the next frontal boundary. that's out here, it will race through in the overnight provide rain in the overnight. let's take a look at the 12-hour forecast. next 12 hours you're dry, a good amount of sunshine, a prettier day than yesterday. chilly, 31 degrees at 7:00 a.m. sunshine, 10:00 a.m., upper 30s, lunchtime, mid 40s, not
bad. high 48. not as mild as yesterday's 53. 7:00 p.m., 47 degrees, you'll be sitting around 40 at 7:00 p.m. by then the clouds fill up ahead of the next system. the front that comes through, we'll have rain, by the end of the day we'll have breaks of sun and 48 degrees for the high. we'll time it out with future tracker 6. this is a look at 6:30 p.m. i want to show you how the clouds philly, but we're dry. later on tonight, the overnight hours, it could be slippery if you're driving in the far northwest suburbs or the poconos. this is 3:30 a.m. you can see the blue. it changes to rain for everybody, 9:30 it will be wet even pockets of heavier rain here and there, now it looks like it clears the i-95 corridor in the early afternoon, it pushes off the coast by the evening. nighttime hours are dry. here's the look for the holiday weekend. christmas eve, 48 degrees, early rain, when you're celebrating
the first night of hanukkah, nighttime you'll be dry. christmas day, sunny and nice, 48. here's the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, today turned out mild again, 48, but we end up with clouds and start with sunshine. tomorrow is a wet start, 48 a popular temple. sunny, 48 degrees, above average. monday, first day of kwanzaa, 52. showers at night. tuesday, warm for winter, 35 a degrees the high. -- 55 degrees the high. wednesday, 42. thursday, 46 mild again. >> i like this kind of holiday weather. >> reporter: at least you're happy. >> very important. >> still ahead on "action news," a protest breaks out after a video of a police encounter goes viral. >> a young boy goes to hop off a ski lift and realizes he he
cannot getting stuck above the snow. >> reporter: columbus boulevard southbound entirely blocked off, but they have not blocked the ramp from i-95 southbound to columbus, if you exit here you'll have to go northbound on columbus boulevard. we're watching a crash in lansdale, i'll have the details on that when "action news" continues on this friday morning.
>> quarter of 6:00 a.m., platt bridge, many cars going up and down, 34 degrees, getting up to 48, nice day for this time of the year. get out and enjoy it. rain later, later, matt. >> reporter: okay, matt. [laughter]. as we come out of the birds this morning, most is merry and most is bright, can't have everything, what do you think i am, santa claus? we have a disabled vehicle on the ramp from highland avenue to the southbound side of 309. if you're heading to fort washington and the turnpike watch out for this dv. it's off to the side, not a huge deal you can use the ramble from highland avenue to -- ramp from
highland avenue to the 309. willow park mall we have a crash center avenue to easton road, 611. we have construction for you on the pennsylvania turnpike westbound past fort washington, two lanes out of commission, farther west in chester county, the right lane is closed between malvern and downingtown. no issues this morning on the northeast extension of the turnpike, however, if you're getting off and heading into lansdale, watch out there's a new crash there lime street at 5th street is the accident location. we have a fire in pottstown annie was telling us about, avoid high street. industrial highway to the south or beat street to the north would be the alternate. commuter report over in new jersey with the waze app hearing about a vehicle stopped on the road 295 northbound as you head toward 541 watch out for that. no other major problems along 295 or the new jersey turnpike.
nydia. the arrest of a black woman and her two daughters by a white texas police officer is getting national attention. protesters gathered in fort worth last night to demand justice for jaqulyn craig and her daughters. craig called police after she said a neighbor grabbed and choked her 7-year-old son for littering. in cell phone video the officer asked craig why she had not taught the boy not to litter. an argument ensued and her daughter and craig were forced to the ground in handcuffs. the officer is on restricted duties while the internal affairs department investigates. new this morning a little boy survived a scare on a ski lift. the bag on his back got stuck leaving the child dangling above the slopes hanging from the straps. >> what i need you to do is take deep breaths. we know your a arms are hurting, but take deep breaths.
>> they hurt so bad. >> reporter: members of the ski resort kept the boy calm while they got a ladder and put him in a harness and lowered him to safety. the birds led by two touchdowns darren sproles scored on a 25-yard run and malcomjenk. the eagles win 24-19. jeff skeverski reports from the link. >> reporter: the eagles did something they have not done all season, win a close game. the eagles were 0-6 in games dieded by a touchdown or less until they beat the giants. they are hoping this helps them take a giant step forward next time season. >> we've been in so many close games to finally finish one like
this to do this all along, we were struggling, obviously. for us to do this it puts a good taste in our mouth. we are a never say die team. we finished it out in the end. >> it's all about showing that fight and trying to grow everyday. at the end of the day that's what i am trying to do. >> all in all, was it perfect, no, pretty, no, it's a great team effort a goodwin. >> it's a good christmas present for some of the guys, they had to battle through some tough stuff. >> reporter: eagles are now 4-1 with the lane johnson and 2-8 without him. the eagles need their right tackle to play and block for one carson wentz. with the eagles at the linc, jeff skeverski channel 6 "action news" "action. >> >> lehigh valley pizza shop
known for spreading the warmth decided to spread it further this christmas. they decided to hold a contest for free pizza for a year. a commuter randomly chose a man from the 1200 people who signed up. he gave the pizza prize away to the north hampton food bank. he was diagnosed with colon cancer in july and wanted to pay it forward for how he was treated. >> i was getting so much love and support, i wanted to give back to other people who could use it more than i could. >> reporter: so nice, the peed shop decided to give both free pizza for a year. >> i love that story. >> reporter: nice people doing good things this time of the
year. let's head outside, boulevard extension in east falls, southbound go the tail lights at the fox street. the south side of boulevard near wissahickon avenue closed for construction. you can still get to and from the boulevard. patco is running on a special schedule in advance of the holiday. cynwood regional rail line on septa won't be running this afternoon, you have to take a paoli thorndale line to overbrook and hop on a shuttle bus. >> reporter: cold outside if you're waiting for a train. if you're heading out, i know my kids have school today. you have to have the hats and gloves. women's in the teens and 20s. by afternoon, nice sunshine, 48. looking head to sunday, christmas day, 8:00 a.m., 37. lunchtime, 45.
5:00 p.m., 46 degrees, so it's going to be mild for christmas, as well. we're tracking rain for christmas eve on saturday morning we'll talk about that coming up. >> a man from northeastern pennsylvania survived being trapped in his wrecked car for 12 hours. brian smith was driving on interstate 81 in bullet -- but butler township. his car flipped over an embankment. he was trapped with four broken ribs and fractured ankle. state police corporal found him with a help of the gps feature on his phone. looking live right now at
bonanza in philadelphia, small bikes for little children and bigger one for bigger children. >> i'm going to ride it over the mountain and kind of ride it near the city. >> the bikes were purchased by donations raised by state representative jordon harris. >> oprah has anh-ha moment. the man who crashed into a berlin christmas market has been shot dead by police.