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>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with matt o'donnell, tamala edwards, karen rogers and meteorologist, david murphy. >> ♪ >> good morning everyone, its 5 o'clock on this tuesday november 24th and we're following several breaking and developing stories. >> and this one is breaking right now. at least five people were shot overnight in minneapolis. gunfire erupted just feet from a police station during a protest. >> a new warning for holiday travelers in the wake of recent deadly terror attacks. we have a physical report with tha full report with thedetails. >> accuweather is tracking
another warmup just in time for the thanksgiving holiday. >> let's talk more about that with dave murphy and karen rogers. >> we are off to another cool start. as you take a look at satellite there's a fair amount of cloud cover that has filtered in overnight but we expect a lot of this to evaporate. overall we should wind up with a fair amount of sunshine today. little cloudy to start out. 36 degrees in philadelphia, 32 wilmington. it's cold in many neighborhoods as you step out the door. just 27 degrees in allentown, 28 in trenton, 31 in reading and how about millville, all the way down to 22 degrees at this early hour. i'm hearing an oh, from karen rogers' side of the room. as you head out to start up the car or to head out to the bus stop or train station 32 degrees the freezing mark by 6 o'clock and only up to 33 by 8 o'clock. notes much wind out there this morning as there was yesterday so we're not talking wind chills but it is cold. it's going to get a little bit milder later on. by noon up to 45 degrees and by 3 o'clock that is your high today, 50 degrees a fair amount of sunshine but on the cool side at least there's not
as much wind. does continue to get milder as we head in towards thanksgiving and i don't understand. details coming up. >> all right day. an early morning accident partially blocking the ramp from route one northbound to the blue route southbound. looks like they're temporarily blocking all lanes. you can see they're loading up the car on the tow truck right now. we've got debris on the ramp as well. a messy accident here in delaware county on the ramp from route one northbound to the blue route southbound. we can see the mangled wreckage of this vehicle getting onto the tow truck nearby and now they're allowing some traffic to come through at this point so they've been intermittently blocking the lanes on that ramp. as we switch here towards center city this is the vine street expressway westbound and eastbound was closed overnight for construction. we can see they've reopened it. it will close again tonight at 11:00 so you'll want to watch for that closure overnight. we've got an early morning accident here as well. this is pottstown swamp pike at fruitville road and a vehicle fire that's blocking the right lane and the shoulder. happening right now on the
northeast extension it's southbound approaching lehigh valley. expect some slowing through this area, matt and tam. >> and that a you karen. breaking right now, tensions have risen even higher in minneapolis, minnesota. gunmen shot at least five people during a police protest. "action news" reporter erin o'hearn is live in the satellite center with more on the story t erin. >> matt right now police are looking for three suspects. the shooting happened near a protest over the shooting of a black plan by police. the shots were fired just a block away from the police station. now, police say witnesses say that the suspects were wearing masks as they were leaving. they opened fire. the five shooting victims suffered minor injuries. it is not clear yet if the black lives matters protesters were specifically targeted. they've been here in that police precinct since november 15th and the shooting of jamar clark. police are requesting witnesses come forward if they have any information on the suspects. now clark's family issued a statement early this morning asking people to move on from
the protests near that police station out of concern for their safety. again, right now the search for those suspects is ongoing. we'll keep you updated throughout the morning. i'm live in the satellite center, erin o'hearn channel6 "action news." back to you. >> all right, thank you for that erin. a lot of americans will be traveling for the holiday and the state department says we should all be alert as possible when it comes to travel risks. >> lines are expected to be much longer because of a record number of flyers and also increased security due to the paris attacks. >> annie mccormack a live at philadelphia international airport with all the details. good morning, annie. >> reporter: good morning, matt and tam. that's right the state department saying monday that americans need to exercise caution and be extra vigilant when they travel this holiday season. many of the people there we have caught up with here during the morning rush say it's not making them do anything differently. during one of the busiest travel weeks of the year, the state department issued a warning.
americans should be alert to possible travel risks over the holidays. the warning comes on the heels of threats made by isis against new york and d.c. >> i think it's worrisome to all people what happened in regard to paris. so, yeah, i'm a little worried. >> not concerned as much. it doesn't deter me from traveling. doesn't make me feel safer. >> reporter: measures are already in place here at philadelphia international airport. expect to see canine units now out in the open. previously they were behind the scenes. that measure was planned before monday's alert but slows how vigilant security is now everywhere. the alert is in effect until february 24th. authorities say current information suggests the islamic state al-qaeda and boko haram continue to plan attacks around the world. already post paris where extremists targeted sporting and entertainment events and cafes people are alert. the past year's violence also included the bombing of a russian airliner.
during the busy morning rush here the majority of travelers were not concerned. they only had sunny destinations on their mind. is it on your mind at all? >> no. i'm getting away . >> [laughter] i'm losing town. i'm getting out of dodge. that's all i care about. >> reporter: and a lot of people inside at this hour can hear that horns are honking as people are trying to get where they need go. airport authorities say this is one of the busiest travel weeks of the year, so please come early. that always makes things move a little smoother. for now live at philadelphia international airport, annie mccormick channel6 "action news." >> thanks annie. malfunctioning wires triggered a fire at a car wash in the city's bustleton neighborhood. it broke out along bustleton avenue near nor walk road at 1:30 a.m. investigators say a transformer attached to the building malfunctioned sparking wires. no one was hurt and it is unclear when the car wash will reopen.
>> two firefighters an civilian recovering from injuries sustained in this deptford new jersey house fire. "action news" viewer reported the smock key scene along the 1100 block of lexington drive. authorities say it took over an hour to get the fire under control. firefighter its still don't know what sparked it. and the city of philadelphia has passed a grim milestone. there have been 250 people killed in homicides this year. that surpasses last year's total of 248. detectives spent the neither combing through the scene of a double murder in the city's port richmond section. it happened inside a home on the 3600 block of jasper street. police say whoever pulled the trigger likely knew both the men. the gunmen fired nine times hitting both victims at least once in the head. outgoing commissioner charles ramsey says police can only do so much and the community has to step up. >> people have to stop it. i mean, listen, this is all part of what we're up against in law enforcement and will we make arrests and people say it's disproportionate but look
at the victims. >> police stats show the majority of homicide victims are male minorities. >> new on "action news" public schools in parts of washington state will be closed the rest of the week due to a destructive wind storm. tens of thousands of residents in spokane have been without power for nearly a week. school officials say there is still too much of a danger from downed power lines and trees blocking sidewalks for children -- where children have to walk. residents there are also bracing for snow. >> let's turn to dave murphy now. to see what we should be braced for. >> a little cold air this morning but it is going to get better this afternoon. we're dry as we take a look outside. we have sky6 we're looking at center city and you can see that it's a little bit of cloud cover above the center city sky scrapers but that is going to start to break up a little bit as the day goes on. it is chilly, though. 36 degrees in philadelphia and down to the freezing mark in wilmington currently. upper 20's in trenton and
allentown. and 31 in reading at this early hour. millville down in the rural heart of south jersey has managed to dip all the way down to 22 degrees. if you're down the shore it's a little bit better but everybody needs coats this morning. there you see how some clouds have swept over the region in the overnight hours but it looks like they're high and thin enough where they'll start to break up a little bit later on and we should wind up with a fair amount of sunshine overall. may not need the sunglasses right at sunrise as much as you play a little bit later though. overall in the lehigh valley we'll call it mostly sunny with some occasional clouds sweeping through. chilly with a high of 47 degrees. not as windy as yesterday. and the same story at the shore ending up mostly sunny later on, chilly, 50 degrees is the high there. again, not as windy as yesterday and in philadelphia, 50 is your high. there will be some clouds around at times but a fair amount of sunshine overall through the day and winds lighter out of the west at just six to 12 miles per hour. how are we rolling today? still pretty cold by 8 o'clock down to about 33 degrees and by 11 o'clock still 42. but we do improve to 48 by 2 o'clock and you'll get that high of 50 probably around
3 o'clock this afternoon. then tomorrow high pressure is in control. should give us a mostly sunny day and more importantly a smooth travel day as many of you may be on your way to visit relatives. 53 degrees will be the high, a fair amount of sunshine and decent conditions for travel weather. and then the next day, thursday, looking really good for the 6abc dunkin' donuts thanksgiving day parade. there go all the floats and all the folks and you can see that we're going to start out chilly. 42 degrees. there could be a little cloud cover early on but i think we transition to partly sunny skies and it's going to warm up pretty quickly during the parade. by 10 o'clock we'll improve 10 degrees to 52 and by noon probably up around 60 so it's one of those thanksgivings where you want a coat early maybe even some gloves but you'll probably be shedding some of that gear as the parade goes on. here's your forecast. today's high 50 degrees, chilly with less wind. 53 a bit milder on wednesday and then the parade gets up to about 60 and we improve of to 63 later in the afternoon on thanksgiving. friday also looking nice and mild, 66. on saturday a system arrives with more clouds a-high of 52.
there will be some periods of rain. hopefully most of it early in the day so that we can dry out in time for the temple game at night. sunday looks dry but cooler. >> the order from a judge to release video showing an officer gunning down an armed teen in chicago with the city already on edge. >> and we have new information on the ex babysitter hack chewed a bizarre kidnapping of a massachusetts toddler. karen. >> we're watching live as they're getting ready to clear this accident scene. you can see they have the vehicle on the tow truck right now. they've been intermittently blocking traffic on the ramp from route one northbound to the blue route southbound. we'll slow you the latest with this, have the downed pole, another asked, a vehicle fire. a lot happening this morning. all coming up. >> a couple of lucky turkeys will be spared from the dining room table this thanksgiving holiday. details later in the morning buzz.
>> ♪ >> welcome back. you're taking a live look here sky6 looking out over philadelphia international airport at 5:14. the state department overnight putting out an alert for all travelers with everything going on in the world to be extra alert and take extra caution. it's 38 degrees out there. >> let's hope today is better than yesterday with the traffic, karen. >> i hate to say it but we have even more problems it seems than yesterday morning. let's check the suburban traffic report as we look live right now, we can see they're still getting ready to tow away this vehicle with this accident. we've got debris all over the roadway. this is the ramp from route one northbound to the blue
route southbound in delaware county. an early morning accident. we see police penndot likes to get very close. i'm afraid we don't want to watch these guys too close so i'll just take a look over here. you want to watch out for that right now so be careful about that accident scene. route one northbound to the blue route southbound. we've got other problems around the region. how about a downed pole, that's causing an issue here in montgomery county. they've shut down whitehall road between bean road and skippack pike. so watch for that. peco is on the scene. might want to stick to north wales road because white hall road is already shut down. another early morning accident, this in pottstown swamp pike at fruitville road and we've got a vehicle fire, it was blocking the right lane and the shoulder. now they've just kind of moved it off to the side but it's still out here on the northeast extension southbound approaching lehigh valley. it's extinguished at this point the fire but police are still on the scene so you may see some slowing out there. let's bring in your commuter traffic report. this was the scene of so many issues yesterday, that head-on collision on 295 in gloucester county. right now looking at 295 on the waze app and here the new
jersey turnpike. if you're traveling up towards cherry hill or you're going to go up towards 42 and up and over the ben franklin or walt whitman bridge you could see we've got no problems as you commute. no one reporting any issues out there just yet. i want to show you the temperatures, though, because the cold is an issue for me. i don't know about you. 29 degrees in warrington. 27 in saint davids and chester. we've got 27 degrees in levittown. you're at least in the low 40's 40's in the city but just 22 in hammonton. 23 in woodbine. 29 in glassboro. 27 in dover. bundle up as you head outside but the afternoon is not too bad a high of 50. >> good to hear. thanks karen. hang today prosecutors are expected to charge a veteran chicago police officer with first degree murder in the shooting of a black teenager. 17-year-old laquan mcdonald was armed with a live in when he was shot last year by officer jason van dyk. police say mcdonald had pcp in his system and ignored orders to drop the weapon so the officer unloaded 16 rounds into his body. a judge has ordered the city
to release the police dashcam video from that night. >> put out by the slick police by the union that a police officer will to shoot him in self-defense there he was approaching the police officer and lunched at a police officer with a knife. not true. he was shot while he was walking away. >> the city of chicago is bracing for the possibility that mcdonald's death could ignite violent protests. >> the babysitter accused of kidnapping a massachusetts toddler found naked with her little head shaved is now hallucinating. a court psychologist testified yesterday that abigail hannah also has expressed suicidal thoughts. hannah could barely stand on her own as her attorney entered a not guilty plea for her. authorities say hannah used to babysit for lyndon albers and then kidnapped the child after breaking into her home. a couple found the baby girl an albers is now recovering at home. >> the flyers are breathing a little easier after picking up a rare win. they beat the carolina hurricanes three to two last night.
bundled up there weren't they. flyers rookie defenseman scored 24 seconds into overtime on a power play. flyers face the islanders in new york tomorrow night. the sixers three losses away from the worst start in nba history. they coughed up a five-point lead in last night's game against the timberwolves. sixers fell 100 to 95. they are oh and 15 and face the celtics tomorrow night. >> it is 5:18. a sign on the door an ohio bakery is prompting some reaction from locals. >> a boy who was born without vocal cords finally gets a voice. >> ♪
>> coming up on "action news" at 11:00 the crime of opportunity that tends to happen during the holiday season. "action news" goes undercover to see how easily and quickly packages can be stolen. nydia han has a preview. >> reporter: it's not only a nuisance it's a crime and it lapse all too frequently.
so we put a package on a stoop in the city and waited. see what hour undercover cameras capture. >> that's wild. i can't believe that that happened in broad daylight. find out what authorities have to say and what you need to do. protect your packages this holiday season tonight on channel six "action news" at 11:011:00. >> undercover at a stakeout. who knew? i love that. let's take a look outside. this is i-95 at girard. no delays just yet. nearby richmond street has reopened. it reopened yesterday. it has been closed for almost two years for construction. in hail milton township mercer county 295 looking good at this point. we just have construction blocking the left lane dave. >> cold fluff for winter jackets on the big board this morning, karen. this afternoon not much wind and a little bit better so maybe a lighter jacket after school. if you're headed to the bus stop or the el station it's still going to be down in the 30's by 9 o'clock in philadelphia but 45 by noon and a high today of 50 less wind which is nice. looks like we'll transition to a fair amount of sunshine
later, too. on the big board at the airport all green aircraft, no major delays none rain reported anywhere from philadelphia up to boston out to chicago and down to orlando, tam. >> okay, thank you david. a little boy in michigan was born with two very rare conditions. one that's usually fatal. the other one that should have left him unable to talk. first doctors found that grant hasse's upper airway was completely blocked and then they discovered the little boy had no vocal cords. in response four years ago grant got a breathing tube and now doctors at the university of michigan rebuilder grant's voice box and played him some some vocal cords. grant recently blurted out his first word it was hop. doctors believe in time grant will become fully vocal. >> medical technology always amazes us. >> yeah. >> 5:22 and up next in the morning buzz the turkey that will be spared for the thanksgiving dinner table. >> and a man dressed as darth vader didn't have the force with him during a robbery attempt in florida. his story at 5:30 but first up here's america's money. >> good morning. topping america's money
volkswagen offers a fix. >> it submitted proposals for replacing software that falsely reported diesel emissions. >> half a million vehicles in the u.s. would be eligible for this fix. >> black friday shoppers already camping out to be the first in line for those deals. >> wow. as for the best day to shop for jewelry it's thanksgiving. for clothes, it's thanksgiving. and the days leading up to christmas for toys. next monday and on electronics it's now followed by thanksgiving and black friday. >> that's a lot. >> yes, it is. >> dominos pizza making it a lot easier to place your order with a programmable button. >> paired with an app it knows your preferred pizza and payment info. all you need to do is hit the button and your pizza on the way. >> come on folks just dial. it will burn extra calories. >> and that's america's money. >> have a great day.
>> ♪ >> in the morning buzz, students some from mill mull school of engineering built a scale model of lambeau field using legos. the model of the green bay packers stadium is made of more than 130,000 lego pieces that's a lot and it's displayed at green bay's public museum. a bakery in ohio made waves on social media with its politically incorrect sign. the sign on the front door of the bakery reads, we say merry christmas god bless america and we salute the flag. the owner sales the signs are not a marketing employ. they are a statement of his beliefs. most customers approve but of
course there has been negative feedback. the national presidential turkey and the alternate are en route to the white house. the united airlines flight from san francisco is dubbed turkey one. president obama will barred ton the birds ahead of thanksgiving after their visit to the white house they'll live out the rest of their days on a farm. guys, back to you. >> happy thanksgiving. thank you erin. 5:27. all new in the next half hour of "action news" the family of the texas student who was arrested for bringing a clock to school is now prepared to sue for big money. >> also a wild ride for two folks through north philadelphia could land them in jail. live with the details of what happened overnight. >> "action news" is brought to you by x-finity the future of awesome.
>> ♪ >> now on "action news," winter coats are a must for you this morning but there is a warmup on the way. >> new from the overnight, two people are nabbed in a police chase that leaves behind a path of destruction. >> and happening today, president obama welcomes the french president francois hollande to washington for a meeting on the mission against
isis. >> good morning everyone, it is just about 5:30 on this tuesday. who had their winter jacket today. >> and gloves. >> they just issued the weather team new winter jackets and i got to wear mine this morning all the way from home. satellite shows that you we did get some cloud cover that has welled up overnight kind of spinning down beneath a little wave to our north. there's also a bit of snow. most of this lake effect snow that's popping up in western pennsylvania. we do think these clouds around here are going to break up and we should get a fair amount of sunshine overall today. we're starting out cold again. 36 degrees in philadelphia right now and how about 28 in trenton, 27 in allentown, below freezing in reading. the freezing mark on the nose and wilmington and 22 delightful degrees in millville, new jersey this morning. the one thirty one i will tell you is that the winds are not as strong as yesterday so we're not really talking wind chill. 32 degrees on the bus stop by 6 o'clock. by 8 o'clock, about the same. a few clouds around probably during this period and cold. it's still going to be chilly