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school and to work. >> and dave murphy is tracking that for us and karen rogers looking out for what the problems are out on the roads. good morning. >> as you take a look at satellite we've got a lot of clouds around this morning obviously. our main rain is still down tots south and west of us but don't be surprised if there's a little drizzle from those low lying clouds on your windshield on the way in and toward the end of the morning rush hour we'll start to see this rain arrive and the rest of the day does look wet. temperatures right now are mild enough to keep this rain and no ice or snow. 41 degrees in philadelphia. 42 in wilmington. 40 currently in trenton and even our cooler suburbs like allentown and reading still looking at just 37 degrees. 46 degrees in cape may, 44 in dover. and there's a bit of a breeze out there running about 13 miles per hour dropping out of the northeast in philadelphia. also in trenton and millville. as we roll through the day it stays cloudy, damp and chilly. 43 degrees by 7 o'clock. by noon, 47. and by 3 o'clock, 49. that's going to be your high today and we'll hold on a
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similar number through 5 o'clock and 7 o'clock. still as late as seven it's going to be rather damage out there. rain clears out later tonight. toward the end of the week colder air returns and karen rogers we might see snow showers. i'll have more on that coming up. >> all right. we'll be slipping and slide willing we drive then perhaps but not now. looking live on the vine street expressway we can see a little bit of fog in this shot. we have reduced visibility with low clouds. not a lot of rain. it's feeling a little damp out there currently but looking pretty good on the vine no construction there. on the big picture no major issues. blue route, schuylkill or i-95 but we do have a new accident coming in to us, it's right on the northeast extension as you head northbound between mid-county and lansdale. we're hearing someone kind of ran into a barrier wall there. so, crews are out there blocking the right lane and watch for that new accident on the northeast extension northbound. also an accident here in towamencin. this one is blocking all lanes. orvilla road shut down at weikel road. it happened a few hours ago but still causing a problem. stick forty foot road to get around this problem.
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one more accident, kind of busy with a few accidents already this morning. this is upper gwynedd township valley forge road at sumneytown pike so watch for this one. we are hearing there are injuries so you'll see ems crews on the scene matt and tam. >> thank you, karen. breaking overnight, two armed men forced their way into a home in philadelphia's frankford section. they shot the homeowner while his wife and young children were upstairs. so the homeowner fired back killing one of the intruders. "action news" reporter annie mccormick is live at the scene on pratt street with the full story. annie. >> reporter: and matt, that's right, one intruder is dead and a second intruder is still on the run and that homeowner is in the hospital at hahnemann hospital in serious condition. well, take a look at this video. this is video from the scene. it happened around 11:15 here on the 1900 block of pratt. 27-year-old male homeowner just returned home with his wife and four daughters, young daughters ages between four years told five months. well, the couple heard a knock at the door. two armed men then forced their way inside.
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the suspect shot the homeowner twice in the mouth and leg. the homeowner had a weapon and fired back shooting one of the intruders in the head. >> brought the four girls upstairs and was putting them to bed and that's when there was a knock on the door. the 27-year-old homeowner answered the door. two males forced their way in pointing a gun. there was a struggle between the 27-year-old homeowner and these two males and one of the perpetrators did shoot the homeowner two times in his mouth and his leg. the 27-year-old homeowner had a weapon in his possession and he fired multiple shots striking one of the perpetrators in the head. >> reporter: that intruder then pronounced dead at the scene. homicide detectives just left here about five minutes ago, so did the crime scene unit. they're looking for any information. they're also looking for surveillance video in the area. if you have any information about this, call philadelphia
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police. for now reporting live in frankford, annie mccormick channel6 "action news." back to you. >> annie thank you for all those details. and there was one american wounded in the, key during that new year's eve terror attack. he's back in our area this morning. 35-year-old jacob raak landed at philadelphia international airport last night. the chadds ford native was among the 70 people wounded when the gunman walked into an you have the bull nightclub on new year's eve and opened fire. 39 people were killed. raak spoke briefly to the media at the airport in turke turkey. >> so unfortunate that this is happening to you guys and i really feel for everybody here. >> we will have more on raak's return and the intensified search for that shooter coming up in a live report. and the fbi is looking for these armed bank bandits who may be behind four holdups over the past three weeks. they struck again at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon at a td bank on east butler street in the port richmond section. and detectives believe the pair also robbed banks in chestnut hill wissahickon and
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drexel hill since mid-december. two of them on the same day. a reward is being offered for their capture. >> this is new on "action news," an alert berks county security guard helped police catch a suspected kidnapper. daniel deturk says he was waiting for the bus in reading on saturday when an suv pulled up. it matched the description of a vehicle in an amber alert he had just read on his phone. state police were looking for 36-year-old antonio velasquez rupert suspected of abducting an eight month old baby girl from sharpsville. the child's mother was that found dead. deturk dialed 911 and took off after the suv. police took velasquez rupert into custody minutes later. the baby was not hurt. >> i'm just glad i was an adult that responded to to help them get home safe wherever home is. >> velasquez rupert faces a number of charges including kidnapping and criminal homicide. >> it is 5:06 and sweeter tend beverages now mean a deeper
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dig into your pocket in philadelphia. the 1.5 cents tax per ounce on any sugary drink took effect on sunday at the distribution level. some retailers though are already passing the added costs ton customers at the consumer level. small businesses like friend's zone in manayunk wonder what the tax will mean for their future. >> the businesses take a hit with frosting and the customers take a hit with their payment. it's kind of a lose-lose in philadelphia right now with this tax. >> mayor jim kenney's office tells "action news" that it is a choice to pass this cost ton customers noting the tax is on the distribution of sweetened beverages from companies like coca-cola to dealers like supermarkets because it is not a sales tax distributors do not have to pass it on to customers. the money generated from the tax will help punter the city's pre-k program. >> dave murphy joins us. think we'll be able to get the morning commute in before any rain starts? >> toward the end of the commute there's a chance of some rain moving in. up until about 7:00, 7:30
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maybe 8:00 it's just drizzle. >> okay. >> your exclusive look at storm tracker6 live double scan shows no hidden precipitation just yet and as we take a look outside we have sky6. little bit of fog down the shore and low lying cloud cover is a problem in terms of drizzle. that may be on your windshield even though we're not showing anything active on radar. 41 degrees in philadelphia. 42 currently in wilmington. 40 in trenton. still in the 30's in reading and allentown but upper 30's and we think it's going to be too mild to produce anything other than wet roads this morning and the rest of the day as well. 46 is your current 97 cape may. we're at 44 in millville. your future tracker6 look shows that you between now up until about 8 o'clock, maybe 9 o'clock, we're going to still be dry in parts of the region but by 8:30 or 9 o'clock there's that chance of that first batch of rain starting to push through and then off and on rain for the rest of the morning until another steadier band arrives around midday and you can see how there are pockets of steadier rain between noon up to 4:00 might even be a real
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drencher every now and then. after the rush hour probably pretty quickly by 7 o'clock or so it looks like most of this rain is pushing off to the north. by 8:00 it's probably getting ready to get out of most of the region. some of this wraparound precip might still bother the lehigh valley up until about nine or 10 o'clock tonight. in allentown a cloudy day with periods of rain, 44 degrees is the high. little bit on the breezy side too. at the shore cloudy skies rainy a high of 50. better on the thermometer but still not a great day with a lot of rain around. in philadelphia 49 degrees is your high with a chilly rain falling for much of the day. winds out of the northeast at 10 to 20 miles per hour so it will be a bit on the breezy and even what you might call windy side at times. and then overnight rain tapers off. rest of the drizzle will probably be done pretty early in the evening. some fog develops overnight and 43 is the overnight low. i actually could see temperatures rises by the time you get up tomorrow morning. it might be milder than. that winds turning out of the southwest overnight. tomorrow we'll be milder with
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a high of 54 degrees that. latest system getting away from us but behind that front wheel see blustery winds building and later in the day and at night in particular look for gusts up to 35 miles per hour. the next issue foresees going to be colder air coming back in. a late week arctic blast and that next frontal boundary dropping through could actually produce some snow showers on thursday and again on friday. i'm thinking thursday later in the day or night and then through the day on friday for those snow showers. today it's drizzle early and then rain moving in pretty quickly today, 49 degrees is the high. tomorrow partly sunny and blustery with a high of 54 and then thursday brisk and colder, 36. colder air coming in obviously and there is that chance of a snow shower developing in some neighborhoods later in the day or at night. friday cloudy skies and more snow showers possible. not looking at a lot of accumulation out of this but if you get one of these snow showers it could coat the roads a little bit and so we'll have to be careful thursday night in through friday and then the weekend comes and it now looks like we're dry but boy do we stay cold.
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33 saturday. 31 below freezing on sunday for just about the entire region and only 33 on monday. i think we could be back up to about 40 by tuesday, though. >> it's that time of the year. >> it is. >> it is winter, yeah. [laughter] >> thanks, david. 5:11 now. new on "action news" just as the ball was dropping in times square a trio of thieves in manhattan were pulling off a high end heist. >> also caught on camera a crash caused a vehicle to burst into flames. it was the man behind the camera though who helped rescue the driver. karen. >> just a little damp out here on i-95 and a touch of some low clouds but traffic is moving just fine right here at cottman. we'll take you to exton chester county coming up next. >> ♪
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>> ♪ >> welcome back. you're taking a live look there, the sky6 -- city all camera you see all the lights. we still see a little bit of the trees lit up eventually all that will probably go away and we'll just have january. >> yeah. >> no more holiday lights. >> just old boring january. >> cold january. [laughter] >> well, you know, after january comes february and then march. we've got some stuff to look forward to here. let's check the suburban traffic report right now. not looking bad for your morning commute. we're talking about rain coming. it's going to be pretty steady for awhile but that doesn't happen until the end of your morning commute. right now you can see it's a little damp out there. you'll get a touch of drizzle early on over the next couple hours and some low clouds. this is route 100 at commerce drive so if you're coming in from exton, if you're going to -- or phoenixville chester springs you've got a good ride right now. we expect to see more people on the road this morning certainly than we did for the last week. today is probably going to be the busiest of travel days after everyone gets boo back to
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work after vacation. we have this accident a vehicle just kind of ran into a barrier wall. the crews are out there, they're blocking the right lane so you may see a little bit of a slow go on the northeast extension. in towamencin township we've got all lanes blocked with this accident orvilla road closed at weikel road. stick to forty foot road as your alternate for that one. let's check the temperatures for you. it's not terribly cold. 35 in martins creek, 36 in pottstown. already 39 in coatesville but 40 in kennett square and chester, 41 degrees in center city. and the suburbs in new jersey 40 in browns mills, 43 already in hammonton, 46 in woodbine and 44 in dover, delaware so we've got mild temperatures. it's a little damp out there but some steadier rain coming later this morning. matt and tam. >> okay, thank you, karen. a videographer hoped to pull a crash victim out of a fiery accident. now this all started when that videographer pulled over to record a vehicle that was stalled on a southern california freeway and had no caution lights on.
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here's what you're seeing here. another car smashes into the stalled vehicle which then burst into flames. it happened on the 110 freeway around 3 a.m. on new year's day. freelance videographer austin racebrook sought man trapped inside and rushed over to save him. >> i just got met with flames and smoke so i took a deep breath went back in managed to pull his shoulder belt down and rip him out. i couldn't have lived with myself if i didn't try and get him out. >> there were no other passengers in the vehicle. the man was rushed to the hospital with minor injuries. >> new this morning, new year's eve provided cover for a huge jewelry heist in new york city. it happened in the offices of a high end jewelry designer in midtown manhattan at 12:zero 1:00 a.m. on sunday. this surveillance video shows two of the three thieves using a hammer an crowbar to bust through the door. detectives say they took off with about $6 million worth of
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jewels. >> a computer system is back online for customs and border protection at various airports around the country t the outage yesterday led to massive back logs for international travelers trying get through security like this crazy scene in miami. delays were not nearly as severe here in philadelphia. the customs agency apologized for the trouble. officials did not give a cause for the disruption but said it does not seem to be anything malicious. >> the sixers host the minnesota timberwolves at the wells fargo center tonight. tipoff is at 7:00 p.m. penn state lived up to its respect eighty eighttation in pasadena california. the nittany lions made app couple costly mistakes. they fell behind early to the usc trojans who stormed back after halftime. today kwan barkley broke away with a 79-yard touchdown run in the third quarter. usc inched their way back and lions suffered a devastating back to back 15-yard penalties late in the fourth quarter and you saw it there penn state lost on a last second field
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goal by usc. oh, the final 52-49. highest scoring rose bowl "game timegame in history. >> this morning an air shrine investigating how a baggage handler accidentally became a stowaway on an east coast flight. >> a health researcher possess as a high schooler to order supplements and says they gave him some pretty bad advice. david. >> drizzle possible, 42 by 6 o'clock. by 8 o'clock 44 and the farther you get past 7:30 or 8 o'clock the better chance you have of rain moving in. the kids will definitely need umbrellas on the way home. i'll have your 12-hour forecast coming up next and we'll check out conditions at the airport. >> ♪ by peggy lee playing ]
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>> time lapse video here shows just how bad the pollution problem is in the chinese capitol a british engineer captured this wall of smog
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sweeping over beijing's central business district. it took 20 minutes for the pollution to roll in. the engineer called it the worst example of pollution he has seen since moving to china 13 years ago. >> picture tells the story. >> yeah. >> amazing you said that only took 20 minutes for to it move in that big wall of smog. let's take a look outside and show you what it looks like in our area. things are looking up now. the blue route approaching conshohocken, we're moving all right out there. it's a little damp. touch of fog in some spots but not here on the blue route so looking pretty good. mass transit no issues so far. we expect lots of issues to develop dave but we're starting off on the right food. >> that's good karen. we are looking at rain moving in a little later this morning. by 7 o'clock, most areas are probably still basically dry with a temperature of 43 degrees. they're right now though is the possibility of some drizzle and that continues to be a chance straight through 7 o'clock and then after about 8 o'clock or 9 o'clock it starts to get wet. by noon 47 degrees a-lot more rain around and by 3:00, 49
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and still wet. by 5 o'clock and 7 o'clock still looking at showers and holding on or about 48 degrees. if you want to run out to the market real quick over the next hour or two, maybe you can stay drive. other than that you'll need your umbrella. and at the airport today we're hoping for all green aircraft despite the advent of rain. that's what we've got. no major delays. in chicago there's some fog this morning and up at j.f.k. a little bit of light rain so maybe a delay with some of this rain coming in later on. matt and tam. >> okay, thank you, david. in health check big warnings about lines that may be crossed when it comes to the sale of worrisome supplements to underage customers. researchers posed as a 15-year-old high school athlete when calling health food stores. more than two out of three times the salesperson recommended that the supposed boy take crete tin. that is against the recommendations of the american academy pediatrics. doctors of course worry about the effects of these chemical muscle builders on teens and their still developing bodies.
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>> in this morning's "gma" first look, how did a baggage army end up flying in this plane's cargo hold. shortly after flight took off airport workers in charlotte realized a baggage handler had somehow become locked inside. they immediately called the faa which contacted air
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traffic control at dulles international airport. >> locked in the baggage compartment. no injuries at this time. >> we need a police report. want to make sure the person involved is an employee and not a stowaway. >> the plane eventually landed at 4:16 triggering an urgent investigation of the stowaway. >> we're going work it as a security incident. until we can i guess get some confirmation he is who he is even though he's in trade dress. >> so how could this happen? colonel steve ganiard will weigh in. for your "gma" first look i'm diane macedo ab draft news new york. >> actress billy lord is talking about the death of her mother carrie fisher and her grandmother debbie reynolds. she says the strength she has receivethe support she'sreceiver
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strength. carrie fisher's half sisters spoke exclusive to abc news. >> i knew, i knew that if carrie wasn't going to survive this that debbie would not. you knew it. >> you could feel it. >> you could feel it in -- in her tiny little beautiful body. you could see in it her face. she -- >> you can see more of this interview later on "good morning america." family members are planning a private joint funeral for fisher and reynolds. tam. >> okay, thank you, matt. new on "action news," a woman calls police when a delivery turns outer to be anything but child's play. also, the 115th congress is scheduled to vote on a controversial bill right after it takes the oath of office today. we'll tell you more on all of that and other stories when "action news" comes right back. >> ♪
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>> ♪ >> breaking now on "action news" a-father fights back after gunmen burst into his home just as the family is trying put four little girls to bed. >> a survivor speaks out. the delaware man who was shot
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in the turkey terrorist attack is back home this morning. >> new overnight, a powerful storm system has left a trail of death and damage in the south. while we brace for another round of rain here today. >> good morning everyone. it's 5:30 on this tuesday, january 3rd. let's talk about that rain with david and karen. good morning. >> all right, we are looking at the rain moving in from the south and west. you can see it on satellite. right now there could be a little drizzle on your windshield from some low lying clouds but generally speaking the rain itself is on the other side of washington making a pretty good push in our direction, though, and we think before the ends of the rush hour we'll probably start to see at least some showers build in. 41 degrees currently in philadelphia. and even up in the cooler suburbs of allentown and reading, we're well above freezing so we are expecting this to be rain and not snow today. 42 degrees in wilmington, 40 currently in trenton, 44 millville, 46 degrees in cape may. we're still slightly below freezing in the poconos but even up in the mountains we'll see those numbers rise. as we take a look at the winds, 13 miles per hour winds coming down out of the northeas

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