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>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with matt o'donnell, tamala edwards, karen rogers and meteorologist, david murphy. >> ♪ meteorologist, david murphy. o'clock on this tuesday disease 23rd. developing this morning. >> bullets fly on a philadelphia street leaving a man wounded. we're live with police efforts to track down this gunman. >> "action news" tracking showers this morning and another round of rain tomorrow. >> a local seven-year-old girl uses her birthday wish to make the holidays a lot brighter for the less fortunate. >> matt is here with traffic. dave murphy is off. how is the rain out there, karen. >> that's right i got the umbrella up. it's pretty light at this
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point. as we look at storm tracker 6 live double scan showers along the i-95 corridor. you have a touch of showers, drizzle here or there and this is the way it's going to look for the first half of the daily let's take a wider look here at satellite 6 and action radar. this first round of rain, maybe we'll get a break before the next stuff that's moving up from the south comes and hits us. here's what we can expect temperature-wise. we're certainly on the mild side. 49 degrees in philadelphia. even well above freezing in mount pocono, 37 degrees. 41 in reading, 48 in wilmington. 51 already in millville, new jersey. so, we are just talking rain today and it's not going to be a significant amount of rain today. just going to be enough to make it feel damp and dreary. let's look at the visibility reports. that's an issue. already just 4-mile visibility at philadelphia international airport. fog reducing visibility to about 2 miles in reading, three in allentown, 2.5 in trenton and just a half a mile at mount pocono. so, keeping a close eye on the fog this morning. here's what you can expect today. starting it off, 49 degrees with some light showers.
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by 8:00 a.m., we'll be holding about 48. by noon, lots of clouds, still a couple of showers and 50. the second half of the day is drier, so by 3:00 p.m. just cloudy skies, 52. maybe a touch of drizzle at 6:00 p.m. and 51 degrees. the heavier rain comes tomorrow and it's going to start during the morning commute so details on that in just a few minutes, matt. >> you know, karen, many of those school kids wrapping things up before their holiday break if they haven't done so already so we're seeing less and less school buses on the roads these days but we're seeing a few cars here already this morning along 95 southbound side even though overall we expect volume to be lighter during the morning rush today. there is some heavy traffic headed southbound through the work zone here at cottman. again southbound through the work zone by girard. those speeds just starting to drop. so far it's not too bad over on the schuylkill despite the wet conditions but there are a couple accidents now. one on the roosevelt boulevard southbound side at harbison reportedly in the outer drive. stick with the inner drive as you head down towards oxford circle. a pretty bad crash on the ramp
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from the pennsylvania turnpike eastbound to delaware valley. the delaware valley interchange, the crash is on the ramp did injure some people but you're seeing some slowing there in the eastbound main lanes of the turnpike headed towards the connector bridge. meanwhile here in chester county just wet, no problems in the ongoing work zone along 202 here near 401. we're getting used to that new traffic pattern that debuted over the weekend on the northbound side but so far no delays to speak of. tam. >> okay, thank you matt. and we're starting this morning with a developing story, a man was shot in the back walking home from the store in philadelphia. "action news" reporter katherine scott is live at south detectives where they are on the case. good morning, katherine. >> reporter: good morning, tam. and that 33-year-old victim was speaking to police. he told them that there was no robbery, no argument leading up to the shootings and now investigators here at south detectives are trying to determine why he was shot but as i mentioned, the victim was able to talk to police and he told police that he and his 30-year-old cousin had been walking back from a store to
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his home. it was around 1:00 a.m. there at the intersection of 25th and moore in south philadelphia and that's when he heard shots being fired and realized he had been hit. he was able to run several block to his home which is where police met him. he was taken to the hospital of the university of pennsylvania where he's undergoing surgery. he was hit once and apparently the bullet just missed his spine. investigators recovered at least eight spent shell casings from a semi-automatic gun at the intersection and they were out gathering evidence overnight. >> there is a business with exterior surveillance cameras right in the area so hopefully these cameras recorded something that can help south detectives with their investigation. >> reporter: and among the things police are hoping that footage would show, a description of the shooter or shooters. the victim was not able to provide one. if you have any information south detectives want to hear from you. we're live in south philadelphia, katherine scott channel6 "action news."
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>> katherine thanks. police officers in our area and across the country are on increased alert following the assassination of two new york city police officers. there have not been any since the weekend cop killings. trenton police are investigating what they are calling a credible threat and have been meeting regularly with community members and the clergy to try to diffuse tensions. philadelphia police commissioner charles ramsey says such meetings need to happen and more. >> whether it's protesters whether it's police, whether it's government officials, everyone needs to take a deep breath, calm down. we need thoughtful discussion. >> commissioner ramsey is cochair of president obama's community policing task force. >> it's 6:05 and there's an increasing chance that when you go to buy a car you'll be making a safer call. maribel aber is live at the nasdaq if times square. she's got more on that. good morning and actually we have stacey delikat today. >> reporter: it is, yes, maribel already off for the holiday break. good morning, tam. yeah, there's good news there
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because cars and trucks are apparently getting safer. the number of vehicles earning awards from the insurance institute for highway safety jumped to 71 this year and that's up from just 39 last year. the number of winners in the top tier also increased despite a tougher test for front crash prevention. in other news the national average for a gallon of regular is now $2.38. it's been dropping for 89 days in a row now. aaa says that's the longest consecutive decline since it has been tracking prices. there was an 86 day decline when the economy was plunging into recession. the average is down more than a dollar from the summer peak and the big winner in your area is ocean county new jersey. some stations there are posting prices below two dollars a gallon. well, fresh record highs for the dow and s & p 500 as the so-called santa claus rally picks up steam. futures are pointing higher. looks like gains will continue. the number to watch today 18,000. the dow is about 40 points
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away from that level. matt and tam stay tuned. >> all right stacy. sort of like when you're in your car and you're like oh wow it's together to be a bunch of zeros on the mileage counter. same thing with the stock market. >> we'll see if they make it. >> we have rain. ifif you are heading out grab it. it's not very heavy through the area but along the i-95 corridor and along the coastline you're getting some of these showers just like we told you you would see at this hour. as we take a closer look with double scan we can see exactly where some of the heaviest is. so we can go right in on the philadelphia area and see some of these showers that are headed out through the region lifting up to the north and east. so it's wet in norristown, wet in jenkintown, wet in doylestown, wet in new hope. you get the idea. let's go outside and show you what it looks like. sky 6 looking live in hd look at the fog. this is a camera that's up high looking down at the f looks a little worse but we have 4-mile visibility at
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philadelphia international airport so fog is an issue as you're headed outer. how about these mild temperatures. 49 degrees right now in philadelphia, 43 in allentown, 46 in trenton, 51 in millville. already above our average high for the day. not too bad for this time of year. with those mild temperatures even in the lehigh valley and the poconos we're just talking rain and no slick conditions. satellite 6 and action radar showing the showers that are moving through. it's not going to be constant all day. it's occasional showers and drizzle. future tracker 6 showing at 9:30 in the morning some showers here or there still through the area. we advance this to lunchtime and it's a little less. so the afternoon is going to be a bit drier. we see some of these showers working their way through but at 4:30 in the afternoon maybe one shower around, a touch of drizzle. it's mostly dry the afternoon and evening. 6 o'clock tomorrow morning's commute, christmas eve, this is when the periods of heavy rain start and we can start to see this here on the radar. we advance this until lunchtime, we're getting some pockets of heavy rain so
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christmas eve, we have been talking about this storm but it's not going to rain constantly all day. it's periods of rain heavy at times. the evening hours might not be too bad. then we advance towards 1 o'clock in the morning. if you're going midnight mass on christmas you can see how you've got some really heavy rain working its way through the region all ending in the overnight hours. this is 5 o'clock on christmas morning. looks like that's when the rain is exiting out. let's take a look at what you can expect. two rounds of rain, today it's the light stuff, light rain and drizzle first half of the day. christmas eve we have the rain that's heavy at times, a half inch to an inch of rain. here's your exclusive accuweather 7-day. early showers, then just a touch of drizzle in the afternoon, 52 for your high. rainy and breezy tomorrow for christmas eve, 63 for your high, very mild. the rain starts early in the morning, lasts until late at night. it just doesn't rain constantly it's periods of rain. thursday christmas day, windy. the rain finishes very early, some sunshine, 57 for your high. friday the first day of kwanzaa nice and sunny and 50. on saturday staying mild. how about these temperatures
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in december? 54 degrees. sunday some late rain and 48. monday we're looking at mostly cloudy skies and temperatures holding at just about 40 so it's going to feel brisk and chilly turning by monday. so, for today, some light showers, tomorrow some of the heavier rain. >> okay, thank you, karen. we'll be ready. it's 6:10. coming up a police raid in northampton county lands two men in jail. we'll tell you what they found in a palmer township home. >> the south jersey girl decided she would spend her birthday not opening presents but helping the homeless. matt. >> very nice, matt. good morning to you we're live here in fort washington where it's wet but traffic is moving fine along 409 at the pennsylvania turnpike. there are issues on the turnpike. holiday with the airing of six grievances. >> don't be caught at the water cooler not going on. six things you need to know when you start the day when "action news" comes right back. >> ♪
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>> ♪ >> welcome back. you're taking a live look here down the shore. you can see there in the morning lights the little bit of fog, things looking a little hazy out there. we're also dealing with some wet weather in parts. 6:13, 48 degrees. getting up to 52 as the day goes on. >> what you got right now, matt, i'm ready? >> it's a very important holiday today especially for the seinfeld fans.
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>> it's festivus. for the rest of us. >> this is part of our set that i had to dismantle. festivus pole and it's not just plane metal like the normal festivus pole but i think it will do. happy festivus to all of you. let's air our six grievances this morning. first one, is the continued closure of this ramp. it's the ramp from spring garden street to the westbound side of the schuylkill. this ramp was supposed to be opened by thanksgiving. it's still not and i for one feel grieved. also on the schuylkill expressway, wet this morning, that's grievance number two. you're driving through some nasty conditions, it's wet out there but at least the volume isn't too bad so far. we're also watching a crash on the roosevelt boulevard southbound side at harbison avenue in the outer drive. have a bad crash on the pennsylvania turnpike ramp from the eastbound side to delaware valley. speeds just in the 30's as you head toward that ramp. grievance number five is in upper moreland, it's a broken down vehicle along terwood road at fitzwatertown road and let's grab the ipad, pull in
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the commuter report with the waze app for grievance number six. it is an object on the road along 309 southbound near line lexington. they're saying rocks and rubble there under the bridge. headed south on 309 watch out for that sixth grievance and a very happy festivus to all of you. matt. >> thanks, costanza. law enforcers presenter what they believe is a big dent in the lehigh valley drug trade. investigators were watching a home in palmer township northampton county for months. they say they found this stash inside. more than 30 pounds of marijuana. $10,000 in cash. more than a dozen guns. plus some cocaine. police arrested sean bergie and nag thannial laskey. both men face drug charges. a bethlehem vet received a very special surprise. he won a contest to have his home professionally decorated just in time for the holidays. someone else nominateed dan because of his military service. he had no idea that a crew
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would show up at his home and deck it out. he retired from the military in 2005 and raises money for wounded vets by taking part in marathons around the world. >> all right, i know you're busy out there but stop what you're doing, turn and face the tv. this is the best story of the morning. most seven-year-olds want a party for their birthday. they wouldn't mind it if you got them a bunch of presents, too, but mee yes montgomery of marlton, new jersey, a different kind of little girl who want add different kind of celebration for her big day. let's head over to erin o'hearn. she's got this gate story at the big board. good morning. good morning, i think she's an old soul tam and she wandered a different celebration we should all be celebrating seven year old mia during this holiday season because you all know at times the news in the morning is as hard to deliver as it is to listen to but we promise you that this story is going to lift your spirits. about three months ago during a trip to new york mia saw some homeless people sleeping on the sidewalk. it was an experience that upset her but also inspired her. instead of celebrating her birthday on december 19th she
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asked her mother if she could give up all her presents and use the money to organize a dinner for families who often don't know where they will find their next meal. mia used social media in the best way to make a selfless request that family and friends send money to feed the less fortunate instead of sending her gifts. dozens of people enjoyed a warm meal in marlton and in return, mia, her family and everyone watching this right now received a seasonal gift you can't buy in stores. >> a lot of people came in here eating and moms, dads, babies other people they got really happy. >> we really appreciate everybody that cared to help mia with her birthday blessing. an amazing thing that she's doing and she's letting everybody know that christmas is still alive. >> the church which hosted the dinner sang happy birthday to mia and gave her this birthday cake and on it a scripture, a little child shall lead them. mia, our many thanks from "action news" amid all the
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tussle and bustle for reminding us what this season is really about and what being a good human being is really about. tam, back to you. >> oh, love that story. >> mia rocks. >> she does. >> mel nome kills more people than any other skin cancer. >> the fda has approved a drug that's showing remarkable results. details coming up in health check. karen. >> we just got an update with the visibility report so i visibility now at philadelphia international airport. so fog really causing an issue right there. you might want to call ahead if you're flying out. details in that seven-day forecast. we're going to talk about that rain coming up next. >> ♪ ♪
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>> i finished reattaching the festivus pole to the set so i thought maybe we would check the bridges now. let's head outside, ben franklin bridge on this somewhat foggy definitely wet tuesday morning. looking live from camden you see the fog there. but you can also see that traffic is moving fine across the ben.
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other delaware bridges are looking good about the equally wet. across the platt bridge sitting here at the mid span also wet here but again, no delays. karen. >> the the first half of the day will be the wettest. storm tracker 6 live double scan showing some showers. for the most part they're light but nonetheless plaguing us this morning right along the i-95 corridor so we'll see showers an touch of drizzle through the day. let's take a look at this right now as your day ahead. by 9:00 a.m., 49 degrees. it's on the mild side with some occasional showers. by noon, still some showers around and 50 degrees. and then in the afternoon, it's mostly just a touch of drizzle with lots of clouds. by 3:00 p.m., 52. by 6:00 p.m., 51. we're staying mild today. the heavy rain comes tomorrow, tam. >> okay, thank you, karen. the fda has approved a new drug to treat mel nome in a. it's called opdivo made by bristol myers squibb for patients with hard to treat skin cancer that can't be removed through surgery or has spread throughout the body. preliminary results show it does help to shrink tumors in some patients. >> time is 6:21. coming up the six things you
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need to know before you head out the door. >> a man is shot in the back figuring out why, what happened here. katherine scott will give you an update on that story when we return. >> ♪
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>> if you're about to head out the door in minutes you are in luck. we have condensed the news into six things you need to know. "action news" reporter erin o'hearn is at the big board to run them down. >> i got them so grab your pen. a support blue event led by congressman jim gerlach and pat meehan will be held in
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chester county. in a show of support for police firefighters and other emergency responders after the execution of nypd officers. it will take place at the chester county fraternal order of police lodge on north church street in west chester. in similar developments mayor bill deblasio umped protests be set aside for another day so the focus can be on the families of the two murdered officers. there will be a moment of murdered officers. shooting occurred. the mayor who has come under attack by the police union visited the families of officers liu and ramos. you will hear from the family of ramos coming up in the next half hour. internet service is back up in north korea after sweeping internet outages and breakdowns and the u.s. is staying mum about whether or not we are responsible. internet analysts are saying shot problems in north korea began over the weekend. last friday you may remember president obama promised the u.s. would find a way to respond to that the hacking of sony entertainment. and known for his gritty joyce
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joe cocker has died at the age of 70 after a long battle with lung cancer. he began his singing career in the pugs and clogs in the uk. in the 1960s before hitting the big time he propelled to pop stardom when his version of with a little help from my friends reached number one in 1968. keep 6abc on night. robin roberts will host the abc special the year 2014. it will feature the biggest stories of the year including the unrest in ferguson missouri the ebola virus and george clooney's wedding. now twitter users anywhere in the world can control the lights on a holiday display in new jersey. tweets will turn on a 9-foot christmas tree menorah and over 1,000 lead lights at oxford communications in lambertville. and tweets are also tell them on. tweet hashtag figgy mudding to turn the display.
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there are nine other hashtags including hashtag comfort activates red lights, hashtag joy, hashtag activates green lights. hashtag candle activates the menorah. i'm spinning a little bit with all that information but i hope you got it. i'll put it on my facebook page. it will be easy to remember. >> 6:27 now. numerous criminal charges. >> it is for posting video of himself on facebook beating a panhandler and the attacker actually thought that he had a good enough reason to be this violent. we'll be right back. >> ♪ ♪this holiday season, my good friend gave to me♪
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>> leaders in new york city are calling for a pause in the protests after two new york city police officers were killed in an ambush. >> a dramatic video surfaces on facebook showing a man throwing punches at a panhandler. >> accuweather is tracking a preholiday storm that could make travel tough in some parts of the country. >> it's 6:30, let's go trite karen film in for david and matt. good morning. >> good morning. you want to grab the umbrella as you're headed out. light rain falling through much of the region. storm tracker 6 live double scan is showing you just that especially right along the i-95 corridor in some parts getting pretty steady here, in wilmington, philadelphia, alton trenton you're wet as well as surf city. a little drier in atlantic city cape may dover and lancaster as you're head out the door. the first time half of the day is going to be were the evident. satellite 6 and action radar showing it will be on and off through the first half of the day but temperatures 49 degrees so it's mild. 43 in allentown, 19 mount
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pocono you're well above freezing, 37 degrees. it's 51 in millville and 49 in sea isle city. here's how it will look through the day. by 9:00 a.m., 49 degrees. we have a touch of fog and some light rain we'll still be dealing with. noon 50 degrees, clouds and maybe still a shower around. by 3:00 p.m. it looks like it will be just cloudy skies, 52 degrees, maybe a touch of drizzle but that should be it for the afternoon and evening. by 6:00 p.m., 51 degrees, coming down from your high of 52 but we're tracking some heavier rain for tomorrow. details on that in the seven-day forecast coming up in just a couple minutes. matt how do those roads look? it's wet out there. >> yeah, definitely looking a little bit soggy on this tuesday morning but looking a little slow but only in a few spots like here on 95 southbound side just a slight delay entering the work zone at cottman avenue. same farther south enter the work zone by girard. but delays are not nearly as heavy as they normally would be because so many people have work off this week. we're also watching a couple accidents, one on the
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roosevelt boulevard southbound at harbison avenue in the outer drive. stick with the inner drive instead and there's a pretty bad one on the ramp from the pennsylvania turnpike eastbound to delaware valley, the delaware valley interchange. some people injured in that crash and speeds are just in the 30's as you head toward new jersey toward the connector bridge because of that accident there on the off-ramp. in upper moreland a broken down vehicle to of a roid along terwood road at fitzwatertown road and in chester county starting to see the gathering crowd here on the 30 bypass in downingtown, eastbound come the headlights. some building volume as you come in from parksburg coatesville and thorndale. same situation, building volume here in camden county on the 42 freeway northbound headed toward 295 but luckily we're not stopped just yet. matt. >> thanks, matt. let's begin with a developing story here. someone opened fire on a man who was walking home from a store in south philadelphia and the victim is in bad shape right now. "action news" reporter katherine scott a live at south detectives where they're having trouble answering the question why. good morning, katherine. >> reporter: good morning, matt. that's right, a 33-year-old
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man was shot once in his back. police say the bullet nearly hit his spine. and now investigators here at south detectives are trying to determine why this man was shot but the victim was speaking to police on the way to the hospital of the university of pennsylvania where he's now undergoing surgery and he was able to tell police that he and his 30-year-old cousin had been walking home from a nearby store there at the intersection of 25th and moore in south philadelphia when he heard several gun shots and he soon realized he was hit. he ran several blocks to his home which is where police met him around 1:00 a.m. investigators recovered at least eight spent shell casings from a semi-automatic gun at the intersection and the investigation into the motive is now under way. >> the victim has no idea why he was shot. he states him and his cousin were just coming from the store going home when he heard the gun shots and realized he was shot. he had no argument, he was not robbed, he does not know why
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he was shot. he has no description of the shooter or shooters. >> reporter: and there is a surveillance camera positioned by that intersection so authorities are hoping they can pull some footage that will help in this investigation. we're live at south detectives, katherine scott channel6 "action news." >> katherine thank you for that. in other news now police departments all over the country are on high alert after the murder of two new york city police officers over the weekend. leaders in nyc are calling for a cooling off period from the protests and the tensions of the past few weeks. "action news" reporter erin o'hearn is live at the big board. she's got the very latest. good morning. >> good morning, tam. in a speech mayor bill deblasio urged protests be set aside for another day so the focus can be on the families of these two nypd officers shot and killed in what police have called a targeted assassination. the mayor has come under attack by the police union which said he had blood on his hands but the mayor did visit
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the families of officers liu and ramos. meanwhile authorities have identified the attacker as ismaaiyl prince -- brinsley. he took his own life after shooting the two officers execution style. the nypd released surveillance video of brinsley several hours before the shooting. police believe the white bag he's holding in that video does have the murder weapon inside. there's a growing memorial where members of the nypd family fellow new yorkers and even the daughter of eric garner gathered to pay their respects to officers. for the first time we're hearing from officer ramos' family, his cousin spoke about how they would like him to be remembered. >> the most beautiful person in the world. not because he was my family member but if you were to meet him you would know what i was talking about. he was god. the heart he had -- you couldn't compare it to anybody else's heart. you could ask him for anything
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and he was almost there. a man of god a man that loved his children, children in college. he was great. he was an awesome man and i want everybody to remember him that way, not because he was a police officer but a human being that had a heart of gold. >> now the funeral and viewing for the officers will be held on friday and saturday. the mayor is calling for a moment of silence today at 2:47. that's when the shootings happened and the investigators are still looking for information on the suspect's whereabouts for a two and a half hour period before the killings. tam, back to you. >> all right, erin, thank you for that. meanwhile a white officer in milwaukee is now at least the third policeman this month to avoid charges after the killing of a black man. last night the family of the victim christopher manney called for a federal investigation. they say manney was mentally ill. the local prosecutor is not bringing charges calling the shooting an act of self did he first saying that manney attacked the officer grabbing at his baton. however, the officer involved has been fired. hamilton's brother says that officer was "filled with
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hate." >> just about 6:37 on the clock and brand new, the strange discovery of an embalmed head in the woods of western pennsylvania has police mystified. it was of a woman and was that found in beaver county. they released a sketch of what the woman might look like saying she was likely in her 50's. they do not know how long ago she may have died or why. police are checking with medical schools in order to determine if the head came from a cadaver. >> a major christmas storm is brewing in some areas just as millions of american families are about to get out there to brave the roads and airports. many americans are expected to be greeted way very wet but not white christmas this week. but it depends on where you are. if you're over the rockies, the people out there will deal with heavy snow but on our side of the country the issue is going to be heavy rain. all told, 140 million people will travel by air and by car for the holidays. let's go to sky 6 hd and take a live look at philadelphia international airport. and we have seen some low hanging clouds and some fog out there and in fact, right now the faa is saying that
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there is almost a two-hour stoppage in terms of arriving flights. they're saying you can't come in right now. that's also affecting some of the departing flights. your best bet call 1-800-phl-gate. they'll give us the latest on your flight or a flight that's coming in. always a good thing to do when the weather gets nasty. we'll keep an eye on phl and let you know how the weather is affecting flights coming here from elsewhere. >> karen you're saying that the rain is going to persist maybe up to the point where you put the kids to bed tomorrow night. >> oh for sure. when you wake up it's going to be ending then depending on what time you get up. my kids get me up early. let's take a look at storm tracker 6 double scan around the region and what we're seeing, not a lot of heavy rain but pockets of rain here or there just as we had told you you would be waking up to. let's go closer with double scan and we can see that, yes, we're getting wet in wilmington, in coatesville right along the 30 bypass, in pottstown maybe a touch heavier there, in doylestown some showers on and off and this is what it's going to look like the first half of the day is the wettest with
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these occasional showers and drizzle. let's go on outside right now and show you what it looks like and there we see that fog again. fog reducing visibility at philadelphia international airport to about 2.5 miles. so, that's significant as you're led out as matt and tam have been saying. let's look at satellite 6 and action radar. we see the clouds and then we see the showers that are moving through and then we get a break and then a few more showers. it's not constantly through the morning but these occasional showers moving through the morning that are going to impact you. future tracker 6 really showing at 8:30 in the morning we still have these showers here or there. and let's advance this a little bit to lunchtime. not so bad. a couple of showers, little bit of drizzle. it's a little less. in the afternoon much of the afternoon is mostly just dry and cloudy, maybe a touch of drizzle or a quick shower or two but not terribly wet this afternoon and evening. but since tomorrow is a holiday and the next day i want to advance this for you future tracker 6 showing wednesday, this is christmas eve tomorrow at 6:00 a.m. as you're headed out early you can see we're going have some rainsy rain, periods of it some of which could be heavy.
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we advance this to 11 o'clock. if you're doing last minutes holiday shopping pockets of very heavy rainfall coming through the area. this is wednesday at 11:00 a.m. we advance this to their evening, maybe just a shower or two, with periods of rain but if you're headed to midnight mass that's when that front is going to come through. this is a look at 1 o'clock in the morning as you're coming home and you can see that heavy rain really not ending until christmas morning at 5:30 in the morning. that's when it pushes on out of here and then we're dry for christmas. i know that's a lot to process. here's what you can expect. today it's just light rain and drizzle especially the first half of the day. christmas eve, starts very early in the morning, lasts until the overnight hours and at times, we get this heavy rain. all in all about an inch of rain. here's a look at your exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast, early showers then a touch of drizzle this afternoon 52 for your high. tomorrow it's rainy and breezy, periods of rain heavy at times, 63 very mild. thursday windy, the rain ends very early. the day is dry. some sunshine and a high of 57 for christmas day. friday nice and sunny for
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kwanzaa and 50 for your high. saturday the weekend looks pretty good staying mild, lots of sunshine, 54 and then on sunday some late rain arriving, 48 degrees for your high. monday mostly cloudy skies and 40 degrees. so, today is kind of showery in nature but tomorrow some of that rain really is going to be heavy. >> thanks karen. time right now is 6:41. coming up, two facebook-related stories. the first one the rejection on facebook led police say a plan to burn down a woman's home in kentucky. >> a video of a panhandler getting attacked goes viral on facebook and now the attacker is trying to justify his actions. matt. >> good morning, tam, no bucks county backups here along 95 as the vehicles here on the northbound side approach the scudder falls bridge but it's very wet and now we're seeing including a new one on 42. we'll talk about it when "action news" continues on this tuesday morning. >> ♪
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>> ♪ >> 6:44. low cloud cover here from our sky 6 camera in center city taking a live look at i-95. we have rain in some parts of the region. that's going to be building tomorrow for christmas eve. today it's going to be kind of warm, getting up to have a degrees there that looks like it could make a mess of the roadways. let's go to matt pelman. good morning. >> i think maybe people have been sleeping in a little bit this week because up until now things were really looking pretty decent on the roadways. we're starting to see a lot of action out there including bus businessness. out into the pottstown area you might want to use 422 instead of 724.
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shut down between route 100 and hanover street getting record that there's a peco utility pole on fire. fire crews are responding. you can also stay up locally through pottstown on high street as another alternate. in upper moreland broken down vehicle along terwood road at fitzwater road by rita's. i'm missing rita these days since she's closed in many locations. crash on the ramp from the pennsylvania turnpike eastbound to the delaware valley interchange. some people injured there and it is giving us some slowing as you head toward new jersey. on the roosevelt boulevard southbound at harbison watch out for a wreck in the outer drive. we have the normal slow speeds now on 95 southbound side by cottman 29, southbound by the betsy ross bridge 28, just 18 on the westbound schuylkill there by city avenue and word coming in of a crash on the 42 hee forty two he way northbound by lower landing road taking out the right lane. speeds in the teens, 13 miles per hour. one more new wreck is in wilmington, southbound side of 13 at rogers road there by new direction baptist church,
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matt. >> thanks matt. new on "action news," two crime stories related to facebook. the first a man who bragged on the social network about taking the law into his own hands is now a wandered man. memphis police say this is joseph johnson jumping out of his car and attacking a panhandler because he claims the man stole seven chainsaws from his tree removal business. he then posted video of it to his facebook page. johnson is expected to be charged with simple assault once police find him. he claims the panhandler is not homeless at all and used to work for him. other panhandlers say the attack was not warranted even if the threat claims are true. the second, a kentucky man is accused of burning down the house of a woman who rejected him on facebook. officers say 37-year-old james graham tried to gain the attention of joni yount through facebook. when she rebuffed his avenue advances they say he went to her home let himself in and start add fire in the bedroom. the fire damaged most of the home plus underlost christmas gifts she had bought for her toddler. >> dupont is moving its
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corporate headquarters outside of wilmington, delaware. the move is not expected to include any job cuts. it happens as dupont consolidates its operations. superman t-shirt and talks about his brush with death. "good morning america" has an update. karen. >> 2.5-mile visibility at philadelphia international airport. we drop down to a mile and a half in trenton, half a mile mount pocono. leses than 2 miles in lancaster. we're going to talk about the rain and the day ahead when "action news" comes right back. >> ♪
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>> time now to check in with "gma." >> paula ferris joins us live. good morning, paula what's coming up. >> reporter: hi matt and tam. you guys are having a great tuesday morning. coming up on "good morning america" a christmas eve storm is brewing. floods tornadoes and damaging winds all on the way. we'll have more on the trouble for travelers across its country and then we have a developing story the twist on that sony hack attack. north korea's internet has shut down. it's crashed and the white house and state department not saying whether the u.s. government actually pulled the plug. we'll have all of the details on that. plus, that meteorologist speaking out for the first time after being shot outside of his television studio. who he is thanking this morning and new information on the manhunt for that shooter. and also it's getting harder
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and harder to make a holiday hit and even music super stars they can't produce a song that sticks but where are all the christmas classics? we find up. i'm going to apologize in advance. you guys will have that song stuck in your head the entire day. you guys have a great day. >> you, too. >> definitely a catchy one. we are starting to pick up a little bit of volume on the schuylkill expressway eastbound side here by montgomery. you can see westbound is the heavier slower travel time, 25 minutes is an 11 minute delay. also reports of a step ladder in the roadway on the pennsylvania turnpike eastbound approaching bensalem then farther east at delaware valley we have that crash on the off-ramp now off to the side. mass transit on normal schedules today and everything is on time so far. we get into those holiday schedules starting tomorrow. karen. >> storm tracker 6 live double scan showing not a lost heavy rain but some showers spread through the area. one of the big issues right now the fog. i told you it was 2.5-mile
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visibility at philadelphia international airport creating problems. 110 minutes flight delays as matt and tam have been talking about. in boston not seeing flight delays but i might expect that to happen. chicago, orlando dry right now but atlanta and newark you're looking at rain and new york city you're going to have rain a little later on. problem and today is not the big weather prob -- problem day. that's tomorrow. by 9:00 a.m. 49 degrees, light showers. by noon 50 degrees, a couple showers, little bit of drizzle. the afternoon is mostly dry with just a little bit of drizzle here or there and lots of clouds. by 3:00 p.m., 52, nice and mild. by 6:00 p.m., 51. the heavy rain comes tomorrow. "action news" will be right back
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>> welcome back. here are your top stories. police are trying to determine why a man was slot in the back while walking home from a store in south philadelphia early this morning. the victim told police he heard shots then all of a sudden realized he had been wounded. new york city mayor calling for a pause in protests until after the funerals take place for the two officers killed on saturday. the officers were ambushed on saturday by a man whose family says he had a history of mental illness. >> we have a number of accidents out there by now one on 42 northbound at lower landing road taking out the right lane. speeds in that area just 8 miles per hour. karen. >> roads are wet. it's 48 degrees with some light showers around. by 9:00 a.m., 49 with a few showers. by noon, 50 with a shower or drizzle. the afternoon is mostly dry, just a little bit touch of
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drizzle by 3:00 p.m. 52. that's your high for today and by 6:00 p.m., 51 degrees. >> finally this morning we're saying farewell to a long time colleague and friend here on "action news" mornings. >> we don't want to but we have to. allen micelli is retirement he joined the team way back in 1991 as a bureau chief in harrisburg. from there he moved on to the assignment desk but allen has really made his biggest impact right here on the morning show as a producer where he's known for his knack for writing. >> we have known for awhile that this day was coming and it didn't make it any easier. allen you will be missed. we know you're looking forward to spending more time with your family including your eight month old grandson so for all you have done at "action news," allen micelli thank you. now go home and smash that alarm clock. [laughter] >> you don't need it any more. >> he's got the hawaiian shirt. he's ready to travel. >> cruise wear. >> allen we couldn't have asked for a better friend over the years, the knowledge the kindness he's brought to the show it's been wonderful.
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it has been an honor. >> we absolutely love him. >> maybe we should say most never die. he's a big fan of saint joe's. >> all right. >> thanks al. >> enjoy your retirement. thank you allen. >> see you later. "gma" is next. >> ♪ no matter who you are, if you have type 2 diabetes, you know it can be a struggle to keep your a1c down. so imagine ... what if there was a new class of medicine that works differently to lower blood sugar? imagine loving your numbers. introducing once-daily invokana®. it's the first of a new kind of prescription medicine that's used along with diet and exercise
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. good morning, america. developing right now, christmas eve storm. floods, tornados and damaging winds poised for the season. are your holiday plans about to be wiped out by the severe weather on the way? a record number of travelers hit the road. this morning, knocked out. the internet down in north korea. the system mysteriously collapsing overnight. did the u.s. fight back? without a trace, the armored truck found without the driver and empty. the urgent search under way. looked like one of those unmanned drones was on the final. >> and everyone wants a drone. whether you have been naughty or nice, it's flying off


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