tv Action News at 500 AM ABC February 3, 2017 5:00am-5:30am EST
>> good morning it is 5:00 a.m. on this friday, february 3. here's what's happening. a thief steals an suv with a child inside, but drops off the little girl nearby allowing for an emotional reunion. the policeman hunt is on. the pennsylvania woman charged with the murder of her 14-year-old daughter is facing more charges this morning. the defendants involved in the getly -- deadly building
collapse in center city is back in court for the penalty phase. >> let's go over to dave and karen, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, we have clouds welling up, 30 degrees. everybody else in the 20s. 26 in trenton. 28 in wilmington, 26 in millville. not much wind just yet. we're running at # miles per --s per hour in philadelphia. definitely a morning for extra gear and winter coat. 28 degrees by 7:00 a.m. 31 by noon, we'll struggle to get to 35. clouds and sun. a brisk breeze blowing 20 miles per hour not enough to knock you out of your lane, but if you're driving down the road it will be enough to keep the windchills in the 20s. karen we have super bowl sunday.
>> reporter: who needs the super bowl, we have the wing bowl. the parking lot is full at the wells fargo center, you'll see extra congestion at broad street as people head to wing bowl. schuylkill expressway, blue route in good shape. the vine street expressway, they are in the process of reopening. westbound traffic they reopened that first, eastbound they are moving right now on the vine. they are in the process of opening the ramp leading to the vine. traffic is starting to move. the ben franklin bridge all the area bridges in nice shape. you may see people coming in from new jersey heading to the wing bowl, but for now, you're good. construction blocking the right lane, approaching 322 that backs things up in the morning. gunfire near france's most popular tourist attraction, a
french soldier opened fire on a man who police say he -- a man tried to attack him with a life. this is at the louvre, you see many soldiers on patrol, police officers and the area cordoned off. the attacker, had a a machete and shouted allah is the greatest. people are being evacuated from around the louvre. police in south philadelphia are trying to run down a man who stole an suv that had a toddler inside. once the driver realized there was a baby on board, he kept the car, but abandoned the 19-month-old leaving her on emily street blocks away from where he stole the suv. the baby was strapped in a car
seat in the back of a 2014ravv4. the mother left the car running for less than a money to grab something. that's when the thief seized the opportunity an jumped in the car. authorities say the little girl is doing fine. right now an investigation is underway into yesterday's deadly hostage situation. prisoners took four employees hostage at the james t. vonn in smyrna, delaware, one of them, a corrections officer was killed. 100 inmates are being questioned. katherine scott is live at the satellite center with more on the story. >> reporter: that's right, all 120 inmates in the buildings are being considered suspects. as the investigation continues those who knew an loved sergeant fly are remembering him.
a vigil is being held tonight at 6:00 p.m. at the smyrna, municipal park. 47-year-old sergeant steven floyd was with the delaware department of corrections for 16 years. he was a father and grandfather and he is being hailed a hero. when the inmates started to takeover at the correctional center, sergeant floyd warned other officers it was a trap. they escaped uninjured while he was thrown into a closet. >> sergeant steven floyd senior saved lives in an emergency situation. >> reporter: sergeant floyd lost his life in the hostage situation at the delaware prison. four employees were taken hostage, two were released wednesday morning. shortly after 5:00 a.m., officials used a pack hoe to gain entry into building c. where the entrances were blocked by foot lockers filled with
water. floyd was found unresponsive and found pro -- pronounced dead. officers paid tribute as his body was taken to the million examiner's office in wilmington. buildings c now a crime scene, each prisoner needed to be searched. >> sergeant floyd's death leads directly to staffing issues that's been going on department of administration through the jack markell administration through the last 8 years. inmates had been holding dry runs to test the weak points of the prison. so far investigators have not said if staffing played a role in the takeover, and former govenor markell has not commented. katherine scott channel 6 "action news." >> thank you, katherine. you can find complete
coverage of the prison takeover investigation on our website 6abc.com, we have a photo gallery from the hostage drama, police radio negotiations he and the story on the corrections officer who was killed. happening today, a jury could decide how much the safl safl -- sal vacation army and other -- salvation army and other defendants have to pay for the tragedy that killed 7 and injured 12 hours. attorney general are expected to call expert witnesses during this penalty phase. a montgomery county woman who was charged along with her boyfriend in the rape, murder and dismemberment of her adopted daughter is facing more charges. sara packer is charged with misusing government funds. packer and her boyfriend were originally charged with killing grace packer and dumping her
body in remote northeastern pennsylvania. it is not clear what prompted the new charges. police say the overnight manager of an upper darby laundromat shot a would-be thief with his own gun. the gunman trapped the manager in the restroom and he demanded that she disrobe and she fought back. >> i have to take the gun away from him, or he is going to shoot me. >> the gunman staggered out and managed to runaway. police caught up with him a few blocks away and took him into custody. attaquan brooks is in serious condition and facing charges. today, they duke it out in the gut busting wing bowl.
dozens of participants will consume as many wings as humanly possible inside their mouths and their bellies. this year's favorite include bob, snack jack and the bucks county gobbler. this is the event's 25th year. we'll check out the excitement all morning long. last year's winner was a woman. >> reporter: 25 years, it's the silver anniversary. maybe they will give out rings or something. storm tracker 6 live double scan, we're looking at dry conditions across the region. it's cold, we have the ben franklin bridge on sky6 live hd. everybody bundle up heading to the car or the bus stop or the train. most of us looking at temperatures in the 20s. philadelphia is exception we're holding on to 30 degrees at the airport. i could see a slipping over the next hour or so, into the 20s and struggling to get back up to the mid 30s today. a cold one from start to finish. 28 degrees outside in wilmington.
you're stepping outdoors to 26 degrees in trenton. 24 in allentown and 20 in reading. 26 in millville. 29 in dover. satellite and radar shows you over the last few hours we had more and more cloud cover welling up. it's a day that will feature a lot of clouds and sunny breaks. the big story is the cold temperatures, they are back. up in lehigh valley just above the freezing mark. there will be a brisk breeze buildings after sunrise and that will keep the windchills in the teens and 20s during the day. as we head down the shore, high of 40, it will feel like around the freezing mark because of the brisk breeze. there's the wind, northwest at 10 to 20 miles per hour. windchills in the 20s from start to finish. clouds and sun, brisk and cold. if you're heading fourth dinner and movie or doing something else around the area. in philadelphia, we'll get down to the 20s and 27 by
11:00 p.m. the winds will ease back later in the evening, this is a night for winter coats, gloves scarves and all that extra stuff. 24 is the overnight low partly cloudy and cold. this is what will greet you around dawn tomorrow morning to get you early on saturday. the winds not as bad, but it will start out cold. tomorrow afternoon, we'll have sunshine, but stays on the cold side, 34 degrees, that's 8 degrees below average. we're back up to the average high on sunday, 42. there will be more clouds, there's the possibility of a flurry or sprinkle. looks like most of the day and afternoon and evening are dry, that's good for you heading out to super bowl at a friends house. drive carefully. slow it dozen if you see precipitation. accuweather says tomorrow sunny and cold, 34. windchills in the 20s. sunday, cloudy, 42, mainly dry,
a possibility of a flurry or sprinkle in the afternoon or evening. sunday, sun giving way to late-day clouds, high of 44. tuesday, mostly cloudy, high of 50. at some point we'll see the arrival of some precipitation. it could begin as a wintry mix before it changes over to rain. tuesday is the day to keep your eye on, wednesday is cloudy periods of rain, how about the high of 55 degrees. once the front gets out of here, lots of sunshine, high of 38. >> 5:12 a.m., next up we'll tell you about a pilot who revealed how he and his family survived a plane crash in the middle of alaskan wildlife. we have more information about the shooting of a transit officer and whether the suspect carried extremist views. >> reporter: the vine is reopen, traffic is moving again.
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head over to karen rogers see what things are looking like for the morning commute. >> reporter: what day is it? >> it's friday! >> reporter: everybody but matt o'donnell is excited. let's take you on the roads, lindenwald, camden county, white horse pike at white horse clementon road. i know you love those names in
new jersey. if you're coming in from pine hill or berlin, things are looking good. cumberland county there's an accident on delsea drive at wheat road. stick to northwest avenue with the traffic light that's down right now. in limerick, montgomery county we have an issue here, a fire location here, the fire department was called to semi -- symmetry road. this is i-95 approaching cottman, traffic is moving fine. the schuylkill expressway, the ramp is reopened right now, looking good this morning. 30 degrees in philadelphia. 24 in allentown. 20 in reading, 26 in millville. a little colder than yesterday, and when you factor in the wind, it feels like 11 degrees this morning in reading. 22 in philadelphia. 28 in atlantic city. cold start to the day, bundle up a little bit, tam. >> will do, thank you karen.
a family plane trip to alaska ended with a search and rescue mission. the smith family decided to take a sightseeing tour, it stop required landing on a snow covered runway, the plane flipped over during the landing stranding the group in the alaska back county for nearly a day. >> when the coast guard came up over that ridge, that was just an amazing feeling, relief, you know, to know that they had found us. smith said they built a fire and cruised a sleeping bag and plane engine and wing covers to stay warm and dry. the flyers' home stand is off to a good start. the flyers faced the canadian last night. claude giroux got the flyers on the board late in the second period. flyers won 3-1.
they host the kings tomorrow afternoon. the sixers faced the spurs without joel embiid or robert covington. nerlens noel was out with an upper respiratory infection. nobody can store without those guys in the lineup. they face the heat tomorrow night. chester county matt ryan will try to get his first super bowl ring. i'm rooting for him. coming up he talks about how he got interested in football. >> liquid laundry packages are coming under scrutiny, find out they they lead to burns in children's eyes.
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blue route, nobody crashing we have an easy ride approaching cch -- conshohocken, that's northbound traffic on the left. mass transit, shuttle busing other than that you're okay. >> reporter: 5 degrees by 6:00 a.m.00 a.m., 36 degrees, 5:00 p.m., 33 degrees, the high today, 35 degrees, it will be a brisk breeze keeping the windchills in the 20s, clouds and sunny breaks at times. at the airport, all green aircraft no major delays and no sign of rain in any of other major travel destinations. >> in "healthcheck" more concerns over the laundry pods and children. we knew there were concerns about the kids eating them. between 2012 and 2015 more than
100 toddlers got burns to their eyes, they they play with them, they skirt in their eyes and they get it on their hands and rub it into their eyes. an industry group noted this was done before more safety measures were taken in general to keep the pods out of the hands of kids. a controversial treatment concerning heart attacks is being put to the test in a new federal study. ali gorman takes a closer look. >> reporter: it's an alternative therapy many doctors said wouldn't work, but now with new evidence the government is backing a multimillion dollar study to see if they can help save lives. >> i have 17 grandchildren i want to be around here for them. >> reporter: i'll have the details and the controversy, plus how you can get involved with the trial. it's tonight on "action news" at 11:00 p.m. >> 35:22 a.m., up next in the morning buzz, the chester county
woman who is winning big on jeopardy. a happy ending for a dog left for dead in a trash bin. >> reporter: we have an for down, new clues about an alleged killer's motives. joshua c up mmings shot and killed 56-year-old transit security guard in cold blood before midnight tuesday and ran. >> we have concerns was the victim a target because of the uniform he was wearing. >> cummings is an army vet and muslim converdict -- convert. cummings was on law enforcement radar thanks to a denver mosque who reported their concern about his radicalization.
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even though she got last night's final jeopardy question wrong, she wagered $200. she is a micro biologist from berywn. her winning streak started friday. you can see if lisa keeps the streak alive on 6abc at 7:00 p.m. tonight. >> thank you tam. 5:27 we're continue to go follow breaking news out of paris where a french soldier opened fire on a man who police say tried to attack him with a knife. we'll have more on the unfolding situation with a live report from the satellite center.
>> developing now on "action news," this little girl goes for a ride in a stolen suv until the thief decides to abandon her and her car seat on the street. >> breaking right now a soldier under attack opens fire at a popular tourist destination in the heart of paris. >> it's going to feel like a frigid friday, accuweather is tracking windchills for the next two days. >> let's finds out about that on friday, february 3, david murphy is helping you with accuweather and karen rogers has the friday morning commute. >> reporter: we're starting out
cold, we have clouds welling up across the region. we'll have mostly cloudy skies occasionally giving way to sunny breaks. 30 degrees in philadelphia. holding on to the 30s, everyone else in the 20s, in the poconos, 10. 24 in allentown. 20 in reading. 26 in transmit. 26 in trenton. 28 in millville. 28 in cape may. the winds are picking up a little bit, 8 miles per hour in philadelphia. single digits in most spots. the windchill not a great factor just yet. as we go through the day, though, it will stay on the cold side and the breeze will start to kick in. when you look at the temperatures, 28 degrees by 7:00 a.m. 31 by noon. the high 35 degrees by 3:00 p.m. keep in mind with the breeze blowing it will feel like the 20s all the way. if you're heading out this evening, 31 degrees by 7:00. going down into the 2