tv Action News ABC November 25, 2014 5:30am-6:01am EST
>> breaking right now violence on the streets of ferguson, missouri. fires, looting, gunfire, protesters tear up a community after a grand jury announces it will not indict a police officer involved in a deadly shooting. >> the protests spread across the country including right >> the protests spread across we're live with more on what happened and what's still ahead today. >> road crews are getting ready for snow. it will arrive right around the time everyone is preparing to head out for a thanksgiving celebration. and accuweather is of course tracking the storm. >> so let's go right over at 5:30 now on this tuesday november 25th to meteorologist, david murphy
and to karen rogers. good morning. >> well, it does look like we get rain tomorrow changing over to wet snow and there is a winter storm watch that has now been extended from the poconos down to the delaware river, the city of trenton and mercer county also interested in as well as points north. you have to go back into central pennsylvania before you see an ends to this. again rain changing to wet snow, less of it down in the i-95 corridor, more of it as you move closer to the lehigh valley and poconos. for today, all we've got on the map is a little bit of a sprinkle down by cape may county and southern delaware. overall we're looking at a mix of clouds and sun today. and temperatures this morning aren't too bad. 57 degrees in philadelphia, same thing in allentown. less wind than yesterday. 59 in wilmington, still in the low 60's in millville and the upper 50's down at the shore. as we head out the door to get that car started or catch that bus we're looking at relatively comfortable condition, temps in the mid up to are 50's around six or 8 o'clock. on the way to school or anywhere else you got to go today you're looking at temperatures holding into the 50's for most of the day.
i think our afternoon high will be back up to where we are now, 57 degrees, that will be early in the afternoon and then the temperatures will gradually dip down to to about 50 by 6 o'clock. much more on the impending rain and snow for tomorrow including a real good look on future tracker future tracker 6 coming up in a couple minutes an karen. >> you're looking pretty good. this is i-95 at cottman getting used to that new traffic pattern that started over the weekend went see no delay just yet coming down southbound heading towards center city. we're getting reports of a vehicle fire here in chester delaware county so look for it on 99th street. 95, 55 miles per hour moving through delaware county. yesterday it wasn't moving at all so we're a lot better off right there. in limerick here we have an accident that damaged a utility pole so you may still see crews on the scene on game farm road at hockle road. stick to mine run road as your alternate to avoid any problem an downed tree causing a problem in breast no bucks county on newportville road near new falls road.
stick to bensalem boulevard because they've shut down that road, matt and tam. >> okay, thank you karen. and of course this is breaking right now. our big story, protests continue in ferguson missouri and across america after prosecutors announce a grand jury's decision not to indict officer darren wilson. >> he is of course the white officer who shot and killed michael brown an unarmed black teenager. the news that there will be no charges set off a violent night. protests had been building for days. they finally boiled over last night with people smashing windows and looting stores. they also started fires all over ferguson. in some cases it was so violent firefighters couldn't stay on the scene and were forced to allow some fires to burn but at other scenes the fire fight was full on. >> now, we'll have a live report from ferguson for you in just a few minutes but the protests didn't stop in missouri. they spread to cities across america including right here in philadelphia. our katherine scott is live at city hall and katherine, it was a much different story in our area and as well police
say they were ready. >> reporter: they were ready, tam. there was a large police presence out here and protesters are expected out here at city hall again this afternoon. there was a lot of anger last night a-lot of disappointment as people marched across philadelphia but they kept things peaceful and the hope is it will stay that way. >> no probable cause exists to file any charges against officer wilson. >> reporter: boos and chants erupted outside philadelphia city hall. the moment after the grand jury announcement came out of ferguson, month movement hundreds of protesters and supporters of michael brown showed their disappointment and their shock across center city. >> this is ridiculous. i'm just -- i'm just kind of choking, i'm sorry. it's ridiculous, the fact that -- the fact that there's no probable cause. >> reporter: demonstrators demanded action against ferguson police officer darren wilson hoping the u.s. justice department will now step in. mayor michael nutter was among
those who expressed disappointment. >> they have botched this entire tragedy so badly from start to finish that it has left obviously the folks in ferguson beyond disappointed and i would say for myself just disgusted with how this entire matter has been handled. >> reporter: protesters marred through -- marched through the streets. philadelphia police received help from pennsylvania state police and the fire department. officers say the demonstrations were peaceful and say only two were taken into custody when the protesters tried to marion to 95. >> we do have to ensure the safety of the protesters and that would have created a completely unsafe and hazardous situation for the protesters as well as for the motorists up on 95. >> reporter: and police say it's unclear if the two people who were taken into custody will actually be charged.
again, protesters are expected out again this afternoon. they're expected to gather around 3 o'clock here at city hall for a march. we're live at city hall, katherine scott, channel6 "action news" there thanks katherine. the family of michael brown and president obama himself pleaded with those who were upset with the grand jury's decision to be constructive in their protests, any other destructive. clearly not everyone was listening. abc's karen travers is live in ferguson with more on what is happening there right now. good morning, karen. >> reporter: good morning, matt. law enforcement officials say they did not see a the lot of peaceful protesting overnight here in ferguson. there were about a dozen buildings set on fire commissioner almost all of them at a complete loss. there were around 30 arrests made and 14 people were treated for injuries at local hospitals. violence erupting overnight in ferguson a dramatic scene far worse than the protest that is took place immediately after michael brown's shooting death in august.
gun shots reported just steps from the police station here. police cars set on fire. tear gas launched into the angry crowd. >> when i looked at our community torn apart. >> reporter: before the saint louis county prosecutors announcement about the grand jury's decision, state and local leaders made public pleas for calm. >> i'd like to reiterate my call for peace, respect and restraint. >> reporter: president obama weighed in from the white house. >> the situation in ferguson speaks to broader challenges that we still face as a nation. >> reporter: the 12 jurors reviewing brown's death met on 25 separate days over a period of three months. they heard more than 70 hours of testimony from about 60 witnesses including wilson himself and eyewitnesses to the shooting. the prosecutor's office released more than 1,000 pages of grand jury evidence, a move intended to make the secretive process transparent. wilson testified that brown hit him. he told the grand jury i felt
that another one of those punchs in my face could knock me out or worse. michael brown's mother learned the news just moments before it was publically announced and ran out of the room in tears and anger. >> 'cause she is devastated. she is heartbroken that the system would allow her unarmed son to be killed in broad daylight and the officer not even have to come to court. >> reporter: the saint louis county police chief said the main goal overnight was no loss of life. he said law enforcement officials were prepared but they could not have prevent they had eruption of violence. reporting live from ferguson, missouri, karen travers, channel6 "action news." matt. >> thanks for joining us there, karen. we have been following this story all through the night and into the morning on 6abc.com. visit our web site for more reaction to the grand jury's decision in ferguson, missouri, in philadelphia, and across the nation. >> and of course we continue to talk about the possibility of snow. >> i know.
>> it's not going to be a whole lot. >> no, it's mostly wet snow and i think in philadelphia roads are mainly wet. nonetheless afternoon travel is not going to be great tomorrow. storm tracker 6 live double scan shows you we're mainly dry. a light sprinkle and shower just off the coast of cape may and those in cape may county and perhaps coastal delaware may catch a little bit of that this morning. as we take a look outside we have sky 6. there's the airport and the camera not wiggling around as much as it was yesterday because the winds are much lighter. 57 degrees in philadelphia. we've seen that number drop quite a bit over the last couple hours out of the 60's. winds are out of the west at 8 miles per hour, so cool but fairly comfortable this morning. there's that rain i showed you. a lot of cloud cover over the i-95 corridor, down past and washington right now but as we roll through the day we're expect something sun to return and overall it's a clouds and sun mix. temperatures are going to be cooler than yesterday but still a bit above average. 56 degrees by 8 o'clock, 57 by 11 o'clock. that is your high and i think we might be holding that until about plan to or maybe 12:30 or so. my 2 o'clock we're do you 55.
by 5 o'clock the low 50's. high temperatures across the region, these are all early afternoon highs for the most part. 60 in millville, 60 in cape may. 62 in atlantic city and 55 in allentown. officially your high for today might actually be above these numbers but that would be because in the wee hours of the morning we were higher. i'm giving you what i expect to be the afternoon high which i think is more practical. as we take a look at future tracker 6 overnight tonight by about 3 o'clock to 4:00 a.m. we will be looking at the arrival of some rain. so, this precipitation tomorrow will begin as rain. won't be cold enough for snow early. nonetheless travel conditions from about philadelphia south during our morning broadcast a little hindered. 10 o'clock the rain is pushing up to allentown and by then we're starting to see some bits and pieces of changeover to wet snow. something we'll be tracking on storm tracker 6 live double scan for you tomorrow. then by noon to 2 o'clock you see how it's changed over to all wet snow in the northern suburbs and even philadelphia
may be starting to change over as soon as one or 2 o'clock in the afternoon. and then we go later into the afternoon and into the rush hour and you can see how that snow does briefly dip down into south jersey. now, the good news about this is that it looks like it gets out of here fairly quickly so if you have travel plans tomorrow and you want to do it in the morning before that changeover up until about 10 o'clock or maybe later than that in philadelphia, you're probably in pretty good shape. it's basically just rain and if you can hold off travel until later tomorrow evening as this is all winding down you're probably in better shape. the worst is going to be during the afternoon. so, what to expect. northwestern suburbs quickly changing to wet snow as you just saw at some point during the morning n philadelphia, it's rain in through the early afternoon in all likelihood and then that change to wet snow. in south jersey and delaware it's mainly rain with maybe just a few flakes at the end that probably won't amount to all that much. what are we plooking a at? in terms of consume it's mainly rain down the shore and across much of south jersey and delaware. we're still going for the potential of a one to three wet snow accumulation mainly
on grassy surfaces in the i-95 corridor and then the farther you step up into the northern and western suburbs the better chance you have of getting maybe 3 to 6 inches and that might compromise road conditions a bit with some slippery travel. drivers concerns rain will be changing to big wet flakes so even in areas where it's mainly just making the roads wet the visibility is not going to be great. the worst time period along i-95 will be during the afternoon. the best travel of all is probably later at night after this whole thing winds down. your exclusive accuweather 7-day, today 57 degrees, not a bad day, just not as nice as yesterday, partly sunny ann little cooler. tomorrow we have snow northwest of philadelphia eventually, rain south and east. it starts as rain everywhere before the changeover. a high of 40 but that's fairly early. temperatures will dip into the 30's as that rain starts. then thursday brisk and chilly for thanks give. precipitation dies down late the previous night, though, so i think road conditions should be pretty good. but we'll be in the 30's for the thanksgiving day parade and only 42 for a high. hey, shoppers, on friday a
high of 39 so maybe you buy a coat on the way in. [laughter] >> wear one and we get milder over the weekend. >> gosh, those people standing in lineally we want to let you know you can join us earlier than usual tomorrow as we track this storm. we'll be on at 4:00 a.m. with the very latest from david, karen and accuweather. >> 5:43 and penndot prepares for a potential battle with old man winter in late fall. we will show you a new tool that is ready to hit the roads. >> the city of brotherly love may be close to hosting the next convention to select the democratic presidential nominee. karen. >> looking live at 202 at 422. the on-ramp from 202 northbound to the schuylkill eastbound is open and fine. we'll take to you exton chester county when "action news" comes right back
>> ♪ >> welcome back. >> ♪ temperate morning. 5:46, 56 degrees. the cold, the rain even a little bit of snow coming our way. >> anybody getting turkeys out there yet. >> just a couple people headed to work i think but we're all right right now. this is exton chester county, route 100 at commerce drive. don't you like how i know where everybody is going here. things are looking good. southbound traffic headed towards the 30 bypass with know issues out there just yet at least. we've got a poor guy stuck on the side of the road trying to change his flat tire on the turnpike eastbound much like
matt pelman yesterday evening approaching downingtown exit 312. so, watch for that one off to the side at this point. hey, the construction on the turnpike eastbound is just cleared. i told you i thought that would wrap up pretty quickly and it has near norristown. no problems right there. let's talk about this downed tree in bristol, bucks county on newportville road and they have shut down newportville road in this area. stick bensalem boulevard as your alternate. let's check the temperatures out there. it's so mild out there this morning, 55 in quakertown, 56 in saint davids even in center city, 57 degrees right now. some of the suburbs in new jersey making it into the 60's like hammonton 62, 60 in glassboro, 62 in dover, delaware, so, okay, its not as warm as yesterday but we're off to a good start. clear and dry and mild, tam. >> okay, thank you, karen. now as we have been telling you some areas will see snow tomorrow while others are get mostly rain. the road crews are gearing up and they're ready for whatever comes their way. our erin o'hearn is live at the big board with more on how they're preparing.
good morning. >> good morning, tam. mother nature sure has lousy timing. the day before thanksgiving is one of the busiest days of the travel year. there may be challenges as folks head over the hills and through the woods. area transportation agencies are watching the accuweather forecast as closely as you are at home. we could see as david has been saying a winter-like mix of snow and rain tomorrow. penndot says it is ready. workers have spent the past few days repairing and tuning up snowplows and mapping out a strategy of attack based on the most recent forecasts. one of penndot's newest weapons is this $180,000 snowplow. now that 10 wheeler can clear one and a half lanes in just one pass. it is also equipped with salt spinners on both sides. so, there's your consolation toy for a bad weather forecast for the day before thanksgiving, matt. >> i would like to christ myself. i will volunteer. thank you erin.
>> yes. >> philadelphia is one of three finalists to host the democratic national convention in 2016. the dnc selection committee toured philadelphia back in august and met with city leaders. the city is up against columbus, ohio, and brooklyn. philadelphia last hosted a political convention in 2000 when republicans nominated george w. bush. >> 5:49. coming up an update on the situation in ferguson, missouri. >> philadelphia's archbishop also reveals he wasn't so sure about pope francis coming to the city, at least at first. david. >> all right, guys, we are dressing the kids in sweatshirts because it is cooler today. visits, not as much wind so they probably don't need the hoods up necessarily and we're rooting for widener university our college of the morning on 6abc. we'll be back with your day planner forecast.
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>> ♪ >> and we continue to follow the breaking news out of ferguson, missouri. the breaking news out of streets overnight to protest the grand jury's decision not to indict officer darren wilson. he's the white policeman who shot and killed an unarmed teenager michael brown earlier this year. now over the past few hours we've seen huge fires and a lot of looting. we've also seen police use tear gas to clear the streets. we'll have more live coverage coming up at 6:00 a.m. including a detailed break down of the testimony that the grand jury heard from the people involved in the shooting. >> we have a quiet commute so far here this morning. let's take a live look outside. we're sitting right on the mid span here of the platt bridge in southwest philadelphia. we see the camera shaking here but we are clear and dry and traffic moving just fine. on the ben franklin bridge, no problems between the tolls and eighth and vine and mass transit is looking good, dave. >> better temperatures this morning, not too bad. 57 degrees in pottstown, 56 in saint davids, 57 in chester.
not as much wind as yesterday. so, a little easier to take these somewhat cool numbers this morning and actually pretty decent numbers in hammonton and buena and much of south jersey, a lot of us in the 60's. same story in southern delaware and as we go through the day, it's not going to be as mild as yesterday but still fairly comfortable. 55 degrees by 9 o'clock, 57 by noon. that is pretty much your high for the day. might extend that into about 1 o'clock and then by 3 o'clock we're down to 54 and by 6 o'clock, 50. again, winds on the light side and above average temperatures, just not quite as much as what we saw yesterday. matt and tam. >> all right. thank you david. >> it is now 5:53. we have more news coming up you didn't see last night including an overnight update for a search for a missing mother in the lehigh valley. latest. that's at 6:00. >> ♪ use chase freedom at amazon.com
>> the leader of philadelphia area catholics says a visit by pope francis could mark a turning point for the archdiocese. archbishop charles chaput spoke yesterday about next year's world meeting of families which the pope will attend. he admits the archdiocese has struggled because of financial problems and sex abuse scandals but believes the pope could mean a rebirth for area members of the roman catholic church. chaput admits he was hesitant about hosting the event at first. >> 'cause i just arrived and i knew we were in that pretty difficult situation in terms of our morale and also in terms of finances so i wasn't super enthusiastic about it but then the pope decided that
he was coming. >> clearly that has changed. chaput sees the visit as both a blessing and an opportunity. >> lincoln university's president has resigned over controversial comments. robert jennings was facing criticism for what he said about winning in sex assaults making its case that women allege rape after sexual encounters don't end the way they want. jennings had apologized earlier this month for those comments made back in september. the chester county college has named general counsel valerie harrison as acting president. the list of bill cosby's accuser growing and so is the list of cangs sold shows. the foxwood resorts casino in connecticut indefinitely postponed performance scheduled for january. the number of accusers is now up to at least 17. cosby issued a statement trying to discredit the decades old accusations. >> 5:57 now and still ahead we'll get back to our breaking news coverage of what has been a violent night and morning in ferguson, missouri. >> much more on the protests and we'll break down the
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bold start, smooth finish, never bitter. >> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with matt o'donnell, tamala edwards, karen rogers and with matt o'donnell, tamala >> ♪ >> good morning everyone, it's 6 o'clock on this tuesday november 25th and breaking right now. >> angry and outraged. crowds pack the streets in ferguson missouri to protest a grand jury's decision not to indict a police officer in the death of michael brown. >> a more detailed description of this shooting death of michael brown emerges from the grand jury investigation. >> and we got to talk about weather. a seasonable day is on tap today but accuweather is tracking a coastal storm that brings cold rain and even some snow. >> but it's nice to be outside right now, david and karen.
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