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>> now on "action news" a lehigh valley mother gets lost in the arizona wilderness and explains how she survived two nights in subfreezing temperatures without any food. >> happening today, a historic visit. president obama will join the prime minister of japan at pearl harbor. >> prepare for a one day warmup. morning showers and highs over 60 will make it seem like spring. good morning everyone, 5:30 on this tuesday december 27th. tam and david are off. we have nydia han karen rogers and matt pelman. >> good morning. since it's spring we'll see a few spring showers but right now we're starting with very mild temperatures. it's still dry in philadelphia and it's 56 degrees already. also 56 in dover. even in the lehigh valley
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sitting at 50 degrees in south jersey, 54 in millville, 58 degrees already in atlantic city. temperatures going to shoot up well above average. let's take a look right now at storm tracker6 live double scan because we're starting to see some of those showers pop up. you can kind of get a sense of that right here just west of the city right now and west of wilmington so we're watching for those early showers building in. it's not going to be terribly heavy but the first half of the day is going to be wet at times. here is a wider look at satellite6 and action radar. lots of clouds. the bulk of the rain hasn't hit us just yet but we're going get showers on and off through the early part of the dane lots of clouds. temperatures are going the shoot up early and then kind of slowly fall in the afternoon. the 7:00 a.m. 56, by 10:00 a.m., 61. still a couple of showers around. by 1 o'clock you're dry but it's still 59 degrees. enjoy it. a bit of sunshine, a bit more sunshine at 4:00. it's dropping to 55 degrees at 7 o'clock tonight it's still above the average high and 46 but temperatures really change tomorrow.
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details on that coming up in just a few minutes, matt. >> but for now i can get on board with this whole spring thing. i like it. we're supporting our traffic this morning. we like the conditions we've got so far. it's mostly dry a little bit damp at worst karen and here on the vine street expressway everything remained opened overnight as the construction crews remain on their holiday break. they will return tonight at 11 o'clock and close down the vine but right now it's good to go for you. on the big picture no complaints on the blue route 476 or the schuylkill expressway. they did not work yesterday on that water main break in queen village so still just one lane opened on southbound columbus boulevard. i would not be surprised if the crews return to work on it later today and close it down entirely. but right now one lane is opened. on 95 a lot of speeds in the 50's and there is still a broken down vehicle actually no, there isn't, it just cleared within the last minute northbound between academy and woodhaven. dv cleared out of the way. douglas township still have that serious accident on the ramp from route 73 philadelphia avenue to 100 northbound there by patriot
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buick gmc. emergency crews are on the scene and a lane is belonged also a serious crash involving a vehicle that ran into a parked vehicle in chester along second street which is 291 between wilson and mill streets. emergency crews are out there, too. no issues on the commodore barry and don't forget septa buses and trolleys remain on a modified weekday schedule all week. matt. >> thank you, matt a lehigh valley mother system speaking out from her hospital bed in utah about an amazing story of survival. she risked her life to save her family when they became stranded near the grand canyon. "action news" reporter katherine scott has the dramatic details live in our satellite center. katherine. >> reporter: matt this started thursday afternoon for this family. their car was stuck, it was freezing cold. they had no cell phone service so this mother decided to hike to the nearest road to try to find help not realizing that that road was closed for the winter. she wasn't found until early saturday morning. she's now being treated for severe frost bite.
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>> i just kept moving forward thinking if i don't get there then i can't -- i'm not going survive another night. lucky to be alive karen klein from palmer township is recovering in utah her husband eric by her side. the associate professor at northampton community college hiked for 26 miles for more than 30 hours in the snowy wilderness near the grand canyon to try to save her stranded family. >> my son needs his mother. mmy husband needs his wife. >> reporter: karen eric and their den-year-old son decided to stop at the grand canyon while on vacation. they explained when a main road was closed their gps led them on back roads. when snow and ice made driving impossible they tried to turn around and their car went into a ditch. karen an experienced wilderness guide decided to hike to the nearest highway for help. >> by 6 o'clock we knew something was wrong because it wasn't like karen to be away. >> reporter: by friday afternoon, karen still hadn't
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returned. eric walked 7 miles until he found cell phone service and called 911. but the search continued for karen. >> i know that she's somewhere and she's doing fine. i don't know how but i know it. so i'm going walk and we're going to call and my son will handle being in the car by himself and we're going to find her and it's going to be okay and that's -- hit repeat and say it over and over and over. >> reporter: karen had food and water when she started but eventually ate twigs and drank urine to survive. gone for 36 hours, rescue crews found her in a park ranger cabin near the entrance to grand canyon national park. >> i kept thinking this isn't -- this isn't how my life is supposed to end. >> reporter: eric and their 10-year-old son were treated and released from the hospital for exposure. the entire family can't wait to get back to the lehigh valley. we are live in the satellite center katherin katherine scott channel6 "action news. >> holiday shopping found in
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chaos and panic inside a north jersey mall. someone yelled shooter and pandemonium ensued but it turns out the sound was actually a chair getting slammed to the floor. a fight broke out in the food court of the mills at jersey gardens in elizabeth. videos posted on social media show a stampede-like scenario play out. >> it was like 13 of us in the bathroom plus a baby and every five seconds we just heard running and then boom, boom, boom. >> this was just one of several mall melees across the country. we'll have much more on the violence coming up in our next half hour. an 18-year-old is now in custody for a deadly hit-and-run on christmas eve. delaware state police say bradford pollock struck and killed 54-year-old lisa bolden. slaw crossing christiana road just east of edinburgh drive in new castle on saturday night. a tip called led police to the alleged striking vehicle with
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front end damage parked outside a home. pollock is being held on $6,100 bail. >> ♪ >> happening today, president obama welcomes the prime minister of japan to pearl harbor. shinzo abe will make history becoming the first japanese leader to visit the z abe laid wreaths at various cemeteries and memorials yesterday including at the national memorial cemetery of the pacific near downtown honolulu. today's visit comes 75 years after the attack that brought the united states into world war ii. wild weather hampered holiday travel in the midwest and parts of the south. wind gusts led to power outages and drifting snow in minnesota, michigan and the dakotas. in the plains where it is warmer there were rare wintertime tornadoes and in virginia drivers dealt with dense fog. >> here in our area today we're dealing with unseasonably warm temperatures. >> yeah, temperatures today about 20 degrees above average and we're going hit that high early. we're tracking some showers and i'll show you this change
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on storm tracker6 live double scan. you can start to see how they just popped up. i want to go in a little closer with our street level view. getting a quick shower in oxford coatesville and malvern. you can see a bit more out to the west right now. what you're seeing near doylestown is just ground clutter that's not reaching ground. let's go outside and show you what it looks like. live on the platt bridge you can see the camera shaking a little bit. it's breezy out there. the temperature is 56 degrees, the dewpoint 50, the air nearly saturated. we're getting those showers moving inform we have our always on day planner to help out hour by hour. the pleasure is 29.95. the winds picked up to 23 miles an hour out of the southwest. it's that southwesterly flow giving the mild temperature. ocean temperature 43. satellite6 and action radar showing the clouds in place. we're just starting to see the showers move n the bulk of the activity still out to the west. it's the first half of the day, it's not steady rain but some showers or a bit of rain
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on and off. future tracker6 showing at 8:30 still seeing some showers. we advance this to 11:30 and it's moving out already. 11:30 a couple of leftover sprinkles and then by lunchtime you're nice and clear and you can enjoy these mild temperatures. here's a wider look here. here's that cold front. really it's going to make a big difference in our weather. let's show you the temperatures. ahead of the cold front 70 already in new orleans. 56 in atlanta. remember we have a southwesterly flow. we're getting this warm air. once the cold front moves through we get this cooler air that's behind it so a big change coming in our weather. let's take you to this 12-hour forecast. at 7:00 a.m., 56 with showers. at 10:00 a.m., 61. we'll reach your high of 62 pretty early in the day and through the afternoon temperatures start to fall just a bit but it's nice because you see some sunshine so at 1 o'clock, 59 degrees, some sun a-bit more sun at 4:00 at 55 and by 7 o'clock, you're into the 40's, 46. and look at future tracker6. i want to advance this to thursday because it looks like we're going to get some snow in the poconos thursday. this is a look at 1:30, a bit
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of a wintry mix in the lehigh valley it looks to be rain everywhere else but it's the storm system that we're tracking that's going to be a big snow produce internew england. looks like the poconos will be the only place in our area to get some snow but that's something we're tracking and that's for thursday. let's take a look at your exclusive accuweather 7-day. today it's a wet start on and off but it's a warm one and an early high of 62. tomorrow much cooler but still above average, 43. thursday tracking some rain and a wintry mix north and west. if you get some snow in the poconos, 45 for your high. friday it's blustery and chilly, a couple lake effect snow showers, lake effect snow showers or even a flurry, 40 for your high. saturday mostly sunny skies and chilly. we don't make it out of the 30's. when you celebrate new year's eve at night it will be cloudy and sunday we're looking at a few showers, some clouds and 48 degrees for your high for the mummers and monday periods of rain and a high of 47. little bit of everything in that seven-day forecast. >> potpourri.
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>> thank you. it is now 5:40. still ahead on "action news" new from the overnight, brand new information on the plane that crashed with a brazilian soccer team on board. >> down the drain. several inmates escape from a jail in the south by, yup, removing a leaky toilet. matt. >> rain is going to be doing some work as some showers work into the region. this is plymouth meeting. it's mostly dry on the blue route near the mid-county tolls. report of a new crash in bucks county when "action news" continues on this tuesday morning. >> ♪
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>> ♪ >> welcome back on this tuesday after christmas. it is 5:44, 56 degrees. sky6 hd taking a live look at the center city skyline. holiday hangover anyone? yeah, just a little. >> nah. i'm fine. >> we're going up to 60 degrees today. >> there will help things matt. >> are you talk about too much egg nog or a different kind of hangover. >> a little too much of everything. >> a little excess, yeah. at least we don't have excess traffic so far this morning as you come out of the burbs. i think a lot of people have the whole week off so we expect volume to be a little bit lighter than normal and before you get in the shower, let's check out the showers here in thorndale chester county. we have been seeing that raindrops coming down along business 30. this is lincoln highway at
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bailey road right by the dominos pizza. what we don't see is a whole lot of traffic out here on business 30. it's pretty quiet at the moment in thorndale. just watch out for some wet conditions now as those showers moved through. watching out for a crash in douglas township on the ramp from route 73, that's philadelphia avenue, to go north on 100 there by pate i don't know buick gmc. emergency crews remain on the scene. in tullytown bucks county getting reports of a new crash. if you're headed to the dunkin' donuts or the trenton line train station this morning it's along levittown parkway by the intersection with route 13. also have a crash in chester delaware county. this is along 291 that's second street near wilson street. reportedly a vehicle struck a parked car there. so emergency crews are on the scene trying to clean that mess up. and construction crews return elsewhere in delco today. wallingford avenue closing beginning today for the next few weeks from 9:00 until 3:00 as they install a new water main. woodward and possum hollow roads your alternates around
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that. time for the commuter report brought to you by the waze app. port richmond getting reports of a minor crash along 95 southbound between allegheny and girard. if we see anything in the cameras of course we'll let you see it, too. nydia. >> matt thank you. we have new information about last month's deadly plane crash that killed members of a brazilian soccer team. aviation authorities in colombia concluded the charter plane should have never taken off with the flight plan that was submitted. control tower recordings reveal the pilot and co-pilot knew the plane did not have enough fuel for the trip but did not report the emergency in time. however, officials said there was no evidence of sabotage. 71 people were killed late last month. there were six survivors. five of the six inmates who escaped a tennessee jail through this bathroom wall are back behind bars. the group broke out sunday morning by removing a toilet from the wall then kicking out a section of damaged concrete. the sheriff is blaming the escape on bolts that became rusted from constant plumbing
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issues. the cher sieve says he's been complaining to the state about problems with the jail building which is a converted hospital. >> an ohio woman who was pulled over for driving erratically gave her child a sippy cup filled with wine to hold during the traffic stop. it happened in the cincinnati suburb of loveland on friday. police say they received a call about a vehicle crossing the double yellow line and hitting a curb. they eventually stopped 27-year-old elizabeth floyd. >> the car behind me is all over the road. they just missed two head-on collisions. >> floyd admitted to police that she handed her five-year-old son a sippy cup of wine when officers approached her car. she's charged with driving under the influence and child endangering. a a north carolina family is grateful a stranger stepped in just in time to save their dog. debbie hilton's suv caught fire while she and her family were inside a restaurant in ashville yesterday morning. their dog abbey was trapped inside the burning vehicle.
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chad saw the smoke and dawn knew exactly what to do. >> i. >> i grabbed my pocket knife and started smashing windows. i tried to reach the dog through the first window and he wouldn't come out. i started smashing windows and he ran out of the back window and took off. >> the hiltons believe wiring in the suv caught fire sparking the blaze. >> 5:48 right now. mysterious sounds from a car engine lead to the perfect surprise. >> thieves snatch millions of dollars in fur coats in new york city during a smash and grab robbery on christmas eve.
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>> tuesday morning. are we ready for this. >> no. >> yes. >> she said no. >> was that you. >> you better get ready.
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[laughter] >> with the waze app i had mentioned reports of a minor crash along 95 southbound side between allegheny and girard and sure enough, here it is, although we're hearing it might be a broken down vehicle. looks like penndot just pulled up on the scene. right lane is blocked so coming south of allegheny towards center city i would expect a little slowing with that dv in the right lane. but no slowing no, delays so far this morning on mass transit. and we're back to normal schedules for the most part although the septa buses and trolleys are on a modified weekday schedule all this week as lots of people remain off from work and school. karen. >> and it's going to be a little wet at times the first half of the day. we're just now starting to see some of those showers move through. it's 56 degrees, a big weather story is how mild it is today. temperatures are going to be 20 degrees above average today. it happens early in the day so we have some showers on and off first half of the day. 7:00 a.m., 56. by 10:00 a.m., 61. a little wet at times. lots of clouds. by 1 o'clock, you're dry. it's 59 degrees. the temperatures slowly start
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to drop. a bit of sunshine. a bit more sunshine at 4:00 at 55 and at 7 o'clock partly cloudy skies and 46 today. let's check the travel board if you're about to fly out of town and have the green arrows. everything is looking pretty good as you head out nydia. >> karen thank you. you can find the seven-day forecast and a live look at storm tracker6 double scan radar any time of day on our web site. just led to 6abc.com/weather. happening today, the ntsb will begin its investigation into a deadly plane crash in fresno california. two people were killed shortly after the small plane took off from sierra sky park yesterday afternoon. pieces of the plane were scatter in a river just north of the runway. the body of the aircraft was bent in half. none of the victims -- neither the identities of the victims nor their ages have been confirmed. new york city police are looking for three suspects accused of stealing more than a million dollars worth of fur coats on christmas eve. detectives say the thieves used a concrete block to smash
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the store window on madison avenue. a manager believes the criminals cased out the store the day before because they knew exactly where to find the priciest pieces. >> a driver discovered his pup pickup had a little extra purchase a kitten had been trapped under the hood. he thinks the animal had been there for his entire trip across four states. plus he's certain that this is the same kitten he had seen near his home in fort drum, new york, 600 miles away. the driver took the cat to an emergency v hit no serious injuries. so one of his relatives decided to adopt the kitten. >> ♪
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>> investigators are looking into the cause afire on the main line that damaged two homes. flames spread from one home to another on the unit block of oak mill drive in berwyn last night. firefighters quickly brought the blaze under control before anyone was hurt. philadelphia police are asking for help catching a christmas day ban ditch. he held up a restaurant employee at gunpoint. detectives released surveillance video of the man pointing a gun at a 19-year-old worker behind the counter. it happened at the texas chicken and burgers restaurant on the 3900 block of kensington avenue. the robber got away with cash
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from the register. fortunately the employee was not hurt. >> car owners fell victim to a tire slasher on christmas morning. eight people woke up to the vandalism on sunday. it has been difficult to get fixes because, well, you know it's the holidays. so, in the christmas spirit two sons auto salvage in southwest philadelphia offered free replacements to the victims. police are hoping more tips will come in to catch the vandal. >> that's nice. >> yeah. >> not the tire slashing. [laughter] >> 5:57. round two of the holiday rush. still ahead a warning about a retail trap. >> a drexel university professor in trouble for tweeting about white genocide on social media. >> ♪
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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 everyone. it is 6 o'clock on this tuesday december 27th. tam is off, nydia han joins us. >> here's what's happening. panic ensues at dozens of shopping centers across the country as melees and disturbances break out among teenagers. we have details. >> current president versus future president. president obama makes a bold statement about the 2016 election and donald trump fires back. >> it's almost game time. the temple owls prepare to take on wake forest in the military bowl with a chance of making history. >> first up, it's going to make you feel like you're in hawaii today. let's turn to meteorologist karen rogers in for david and matt pelman. >> i was standing out here thinking it doesn't feel like winter because i'm always cold and i'm not cold. let's take a look at the temperatures through the area. it's 40 degrees in martins creek, it's 50 degrees in

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