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>> we're following three breaking stories right now on "action news." new jersey state police salute a fallen comrade. we learned overnight that a trooper responding to a call was killed in a head-on crash. >> also breaking, deadly double shooting. an innocent man on his way home gets shot when he walks right into an execution style ambush. >> we have breaking transit news. a fire near a septa station levers a plan with burns and causes some problems for commuters. >> good morning out there. it is 5:30 on this tuesday december 6th. let's head on over to meteorologist, david murphy and to karen rogers. they've got accuweather and traffic. good morning. >> we've also got some clouds building in from the south this morning on sat life. you can see them t it looks like the farther north you go this morning the better chance you have of seeing some decent sunshine even philadelphia could get some early.
then clouds start to get thicker from the south and eventually we see this rain arriving but most of us won't have to worry about that until later this afternoon. there is a winter weather advisory that kicks in at 4 o'clock. it will take that long for the rain to push all the way up into the poconos but by the time it does it will be cold enough to change it over to snow. we're looking at one to 3-inches of snow starting at 4 o'clock and going into about 6:00 a.m. on wednesday morning. everybody else pretty much rain. temps this morning are cold. 39 degrees in philadelphia, just 27 in allentown, 30 in reading, 33 just above the freezing mark in trenton, 37 in wilmington and a 41 in cape may. winds are light so we're not really talking about a big deal wind chill out there. and as we take a look at numbers the rest of the way, by 7 o'clock, 36. we may still have some sunshine in through here. by 10 o'clock, 40. starting to cloud up. and by noon, 44 with the clouds and then that rain coming up from the south between one and maybe 3 o'clock from the southern areas all the way up to the i-95 corridor. 48 degrees is your high today at 3 o'clock. so, there's that high and
again raining in philadelphia and continuing to rain on through the evening hours and even tomorrow morning there might be a leftover sprinkle or shower. karen rogers i'll show you all this rain, how it comes, how it goes on future tracker6 and that cool down for the end of the work week is ahead in the seven day. >> dave, we have more on our breaking news, a two alarm fire that's affecting the roads affecting mass transit. let's start way live look at this. the action cam what s on the scene in front of and you see the crews that are out there with this fire on front of avenue and seller street. and you can see how close it is to the market frankford line right there so fire crews are out there. you can see they've got the ladders up. they're dealing with a two alarm fire but it's affecting frankford avenue and seller street. you wants to stick to oxford and paul instead. and there you can see the market frankford line so close to it so this has been the big problem here with the frankford line. we've had septa telling us at one points they were shuttle busing and they will just stopped service. they just announced they resumed service but you wants to expect delays if you're about head on the market frankford line, septa now
saying they resigned service even though the crews are on the scene they were concerned about the proximity of the fire location to the market frankford el so it's resuming service but expecting delays. we do have some bus detours because of all the crews on the scene though. bums routes three and five being detoured around the area paoli/thorndale reporting a 28 minute delay. new accident i-95 northbound the off ramp to 896 is currently dry through the area. no major problems. the rain is going to come later and spoil your evening commute. for now the roads are dry. this is i-95 at cottman. that's southbound traffic headed towards center city. hopefully not the nightmare of a commute we had yesterday morning with that rain showers matt. >> indeed. thank you, karen. let's start with our top breaking news stories. new jersey state police confirmed overnight that a trooper was among two people killed in a terrible head on crash in millville cumberland county. "action news" reporter katherine scott is live at the port norris barracks in cumberland county where that trooper was stationed. katherine. >> reporter: matt, trooper
frankie williams and another driver were killed in that crash last night. so far police haven't released a whole lot of details about that other driver. but we do know that trooper williams was only 31 years old when he was killed last night in the line of duty t he was assigned here to the port norris station. now let's go video from camden. this was the scene overnight outside cooper university hospital. the procession as the trooper's body was taken from the hospital. camden county officers stopped to salute the fallen trooper. williams was from atlantic county, a member of the 156th state police class which graduated this past january. the crash in millville happened just before that 7:00 p.m. but the road was closed for hours for the police investigation as investigators searched the wreckage and gathered evidence. at 6:59 p.m. state police say a man in a toyota corolla traveling southbound on 55 crossed the grass median entered the southbound lanes and struck the marked car head
on as williams was responding to a call. the driver of the toyota was pronounced dead on the scene. trooper williams was airlifted to cooper university hospital where he was pronounced dead. his death confirmed by state police around 1:00 a.m. route 55 is opened this morning. the road is clear. but the crash remains under investigation. and at this point it's unclear what caused the driver of the toyota to veer into the northbound lanes. again, the crash remains under investigation but we do know this morning that the state police near new jersey are mourning the loss of the 31-year-old state trooper. we are live at port norris katherine scott channel6 "action news. >> katherine thank you for that. trooper williams is the third new new new jersey state e man killed in a crash. eli carson lost control and hit a utility pole in quentin township salem county and just this past march the police force last trooper sean cohen. he was hit and killed by car
on 295 while responding to an accident in west deptford county. >> a man suffered burns in a fire near a septa station. karen rogers just mentioned this. the action cam is live in the 4500 block of frankford avenue in frankford. crews arrived to find heavy flames and apartments located above a storefronts at 4:00 a.m. the fire is now under control. the building had to be evacuated. a 20-year-old man suffered burns to his hands and face. he's in stable condition. the fire caused a stoppage of service on the market frankford line but service is restored. overexpect some residual delays. another brand new story here. deadly gunfire erupts in a laundromat parking lot. police say someone fired 17 shots at broad and wingohocking streets in philadelphia's logan section just after midnight. a 22-year-old man was killed. officers believe an innocent bystander was wounded. >> 39-year-old male who was walking home who lives in the immediate area who was walking across the parking lot
returning home we believe he was struck in the left ankle by stray gunfire. >> it is unclear who wanted the 22-year-old man dead or why. >> also new this morning, fast moving flames damaged a house dating back to the 1800s. the action cam was on the units block of nyack avenue in lansdowne delaware county. the fire started on the second floor around 11 o'clock last night and quickly spread up to the roof. no injuries have been reported. >> ♪ >> 5:37 now and developing an anonymous threat has led to extra security across the entire metro los angeles transit system this morning. a call came into the fbi yesterday from another country and the tipster made reference to a bomb plot planned for today at the commuter rail station in universal city. l.a.'s mayor told passengers last night to prepare for random bag checks but do not be alarmed. >> my advice is right now everybody should go about their normal day tomorrow. in fact i'll be boarding the red line myself.
>> the fbi did not elaborate on the nature of the threat except to say authorities do not know if it is credible. >> donald trump plans to keep meeting with more potential candidates for his cabinet today but tonight he'll go fayetteville north carolina for the second stop on his thank you tour. on monday a somewhat surprising sit down trump went with former vice president and democratic presidential nominee al gore discuss the environment. gore was originally headed to see ivanka trump to talk about climate change but ended up meeting with her father. gore said he had a lengthy and very productive session with the president-elect who has previously called chime change a hoax. >> let's turn now accuweather. so dry now and that gets the big story. kind of chilly. >> yeah, it is chilly this morning. storm tracker6 live double scan shows that you we do not have the rain yet looking nor later this afternoon. stepping outside you will that want to grab a fairly decent coat. there's not a lot of wind out there but clouds starting to get a little thicker especially from the south over the ben franklin bridge a-little more sunshine early to the north. temperatures however are in the 30's everywhere across the
region. in philadelphia just barely. we're at 39 degrees currently. the winds out of the north though at just 6 miles per hour so not a big wind chill out there. in terms of cloud cover, it does look like it's going to thicken up pretty quickly this morning and by this afternoon we're cloudy and areas to the south like cape may county and kent county delaware starting to get wet with that rain moving in and then the rain continues to push up probably up to philadelphia by about 3 o'clock or so give or take an hour maybe, that's what we're looking at on the latest model runs and then by 5 o'clock, it's all the way up to allentown. notice how the poconos by 4, 5 o'clock will start to pick up some snow and that continues overnight tonight. by 11 o'clock, off and on rain showers across the region and snow up north. in allentown the model wants to put a little bit of wet snow in that play but we think the biggest travel issues will be up in the poconos so if you have plans to head up north of the lehigh valley in particular later today and tonight do be careful. the impact of course is nonexistent this morning because the rain isn't here this morning. by 1 o'clock areas to the
south will start to see roads get a little bit wet and then for that evening commute four to 7 o'clock that's when we think the going is going to be pretty slow with some decent rain moving in. here are -- here is where temperatures respect going. hey, 37 degrees by 8 o'clock, 40 degrees by 10 o'clock. by noon 44 and your high today is 48 degrees at 3 o'clock and again as you just saw the rain moving up from the south in through this part of the day. by 5 o'clock 46 degrees and pretty wet. high temperatures across the region 48 in philadelphia, close to the same in trenton and wilmington. low 40's in allentown, reading, lancaster and up to about 50 in millville and cape may. then tomorrow overnight tonight into tomorrow morning the rain starts to die down. all we see sap couple of sprinkles early tomorrow and then later in the afternoon tomorrow we're hoping for the return of some sun. your exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast, today chilly, a high of 48, cloudy with that rain moving in in the afternoon look out for snow in the poconos about one to 3-inches up there overnight. wednesday mostly cloudy and still cool, 52.
and then mostly cloudy with a late shower on thursday and a high of 45. then we get to friday and saturday and it still looks blustery and cold both days. highs in the upper 30's. wind chills in the 20's. maybe a snow flurry around on friday with lots of sun on saturday. sunday increasing clouds but dry for the eagles. then monday morning rain arrives aren't it could begin as a wintry mix briefly in some areas so we'll keep our eyes on that. >> we're watching it. thanks, david. 5:41. still ahead on "action news" an offer duty new york city police officer says she and her son were physically and verb balancingly attacked all because of their faith. >> the new york jets security guards tackle streakers better than the team tackled the colts during monday night football. we'll tell you will the details. karen. >> live right now on the blue route at i-95 traffic is moving nicely. still dry through the area so no big traffic woes there but we've got a big construction project starting today that's going cause a two month closure. details on the mlk drive when "action news" comes right back. >> ♪ manolo!
...keeps you up to 100% flake free head and shoulders' dry scalp care >> ♪ >> welcome back. taking a live look here the platt bridge. everything looking pretty good there. it is 5:44 and 39 degrees outside right now. >> i think we've somewhat started the day a little bit better than yesterday, haven't we, karen? >> yesterday started bad and ended worse. so, we're hoping for something
more optimistic today. you might remember it was taking you an hour and a half to drive on the schuylkill, almost an hour on i-95 with the rain there had come down so we're dry this morning and it will likely be your evening commute that will give you all those headaches with the rain coming changed this is 309 at the pennsylvania turnpike. you can see right here the roads are still dry so looking okay at this point if you're coming down from partly cloudy casey or montgomeryville no big problem there so far on 309. we're checking with the parks and recs department. they're telling us that martin luther king driver eastbound, the inbound lane between sweetbriar drive and eakins oval is scheduled for a big closure and that's going to last two months starting today and it's from 9:00 until 3:00 and then 7:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. so, it's only going to be opened for that little bit of time through your morning commute, 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and then again from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. for the evening commute it should be opened but big closures and that's because of deteriorating wall that they have to fix near the schuylkill river. so it's just coming in and watch for restrictions mlk drive that will last for two months. they're saying it's inbound
between sweetbriar drive and eakins oval. also an accident over here in montgomery county. hearing there were people injured on mill road at quarry hill road. might take you longer to get around that. let's look at these temperatures. it's good, it's dry because it's below freezing in the lehigh valley, 26 in quakertown and pottstown, 32 in coatesville, 39 in center city. it's cold in south jersey. 31 in browns mills, 37 in glassboro. 40 though now in dover delaware. that rain comes later on this afternoon. a good amount of rain. it doesn't finish up until late tonight. you even get a little snow in the poconos. everywhere else is rain with a high of 48. eastern in the overnight hours matt and tam we stay in the 40's. >> thank you karen. thousands of people gathered in oakland to remember the 36 people killed in friday's devastating inferno. crews spent the night bringing down part of the wall that supports the charred warehouse. investigator have searched about 70 percent of the building and they do not expect to find any more bodies. an artist colony a maze of tight cluttered rooms was hosting a dance party at the time of the blaze. the district attorney will
that determine now whether or not to file any criminal charges. >> harassment against a decorated muslim police officer is the latest in a wave of hate crimes in new york city. officer aml elsokary says she was off duty on saturday when she encountered a man yelling and push emergency 16-year-old son. when she intervened she says the man threatened to slit her throat and told her to go back to her country. the suspect in the attack is charged with several hate crimes. elsokary born and raised in new york city was honored for saving two people from a fire two years ago. >> i became a police officer to show the positive side of new yorker, muslim woman that can do the job, that is nonbiased. i help everybody no matter what's your religion, what's your faith. >> also police say a man called this transit worker who is muslim a terrorist and pushed her down the stairs at grand central terminal. the worker is that expected to be okay. ly. >> the new york jets took a
pounding during monday night football. the only ones hurting more might be two fans who ran onto the field. two men flung off their shirts and sprinted by security. a new jersey state trooper tackled one guy straight to the turf and a few seconds later down goes the other one. we don't know what happened to the pair next. guess they might be sobering up somewhere but the take down got the biggest cheers of the night from a half empty stadium. the indianapolis colts went on to embarrass the jets 41 to 10. >> ♪ look at this... a silicon valley server farm. the vault to man's greatest wonders... selfies, cat videos and winking emojis. speaking of tech wonders, with the geico app you can get roadside assistance, digital id cards... or even file a claim. do that.. yeah, yeah that should work. it's not happening...
the left and then a truck came down the street wasn't not as lucky. it became wedged in between another runaway bus and then not over yet a police car an snow removal truck joined the action. incredibly despite all these crashes no one was hurt. >> that's like a little preview for us. >> hopefully not. remember that one winter it was really bad. >> yeah. >> when you get ice -- >> ice is tricky and we are expect something mixed precipitation this winter so we'll see. let's check in with chopper6 live on the scene right now. we have been talking about this big two alarm fire in frankford. look at all of the workers you see there. the fire crews on the scene and look how close it is to the market frankford line. this has been the problem this morning with the market frankford line. at first it was shuttle busing. now it's resuming normal service. expect some delays because of the proximity of this big fire here on frankford avenue and sellers to the market frankford line. and there if you can pull out and see a little better right now how close it is to the
market frankford line and the issues that we have with. that i want to show you this map right now. residual delays with the market frankford line because of all the crews on the scene bus routes three and five are being detoured around that area. we have app handful of other delays. the latest the newark line 12 minutes late. >> could be some sun at the bus stop this morning, clouds thicker the farther south you go through the region and more sun to the north but it's cold. in philadelphia 36 degrees by 6 o'clock, 37 by 8:00 a.m. so, bundle the kids up. 27 degrees in allentown right now. 39 in philadelphia. and 41 in cape may. you get the idea. it is coat weather this morning. and as we roll through the day we get up into the mid 40's by noon and a high of 48 by 3 o'clock but during the afternoon starting down south around maybe noon, 1 o'clock in cape may county and southern delaware, and then up to about 3 o'clock in philadelphia we get rain moving up through the region. by about 4 o'clock it's up in the lehigh valley. the poconos get snow later tonight and by 6 o'clock we're down to 46 degrees so we are looking at a chilly day and eventually getting wet during the afternoon. tam.
>> okay, thank you, david. you can always find that seven-day forecast and a live look at storm tracker6 double scan radar any time of day that you need it by going to our web site. head over to 6abc.com/weather. and new here on "action news," a texas neighborhood is waging a war against package thieves. chris and angie olden say their surveillance cameras taught a woman swiping their packages from in front of their home. the theft caught the attention of neighbor brad. he decided to place four 10-pound bricks in a box to make thieves give heavy consideration to if it's worth swiping packages. >> if anybody else did this now, i don't think they'd get away with it. >> the sheriff's office is investigating and has increased patrols in the area. >> bricks in the box good idea. time right now is 5:53. amazon is ready to challenge the supermarket concept by testing out a store with no checkout lines. >> also two crooks on the run after violently attacking a woman in a laundromat. details on what's going on there next.
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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. it is 6 o'clock on this tuesday december 6th and we're following breaking news. >> new jersey troopers pay their respects saluting a fellow trooper killed in the line of duty. >> a fire in the city's frankford section is impacting septa's market frankford line. >> vice president joe biden teased he may be leaving the door open to another presidential run. >> let's turn now to weather and traffic. meteorologist, david murphy and karen rogers. on. >> it's a cold start across the region and somewhat cloudy especially to the south. the farther north you go the better chance you have of some