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driver who hit him is on the run out there. we're live for the hunt for the hit-and-run suspect. classmates witness the police shooting of a knife-wielding teen. only on "action news," a heartbroken mother believes for her son, a fallen new jersey trooper as the community prepares for a tribute. >> let's talk about how cold it will be when you walk outside. >> reporter: it's chilly, out there, we have a fair amount of clouds coming on. we have precipitation out in maryland and to the west. i don't know if we'll get that, if you see a sweat snowflake or sprinkle, don't are surprised. temperatures are chilly, 35 in philadelphia. 3 # 0 -- 30 in trenton. 28 in millville.
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and in cape may, 44 degrees. as we get into the afternoon the breezes will pick up. that will add to the chilly feel. 36 degrees by 7:00 a.m. chilly 43 degrees by noon. 3:00 p.m., 45. that 45 will be the high today right there. in and around here you'll feel the wednesday pick up it will get breezier during the day. 41 degrees by 5:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m., back in the 30s, overnight we'll be in the 20s and upper teens and more of the same for tomorrow morning's rush hour. cold air coming and the winds not helping. matt pellman we'll go into through the cold snap coming up. >> reporter: it's freezing at the moment, i'll show it to you, i wanted to give you the idea of these cars stacked up waiting to exit the blue route from 47 of to villanova.
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that off-ramp is blocked the ramp from the blue route southbound to route 30 villanova. use the ramp at the schuylkill expressway or go to route 3, broomall upper darby. overnight construction on the mlk drive and i-95 by academy it is gone, as it is here on the vine street expressway. everything is reopened in both directions. crews return tonight at 11:00 p.m. for one more round of overnight construction this week. a little bit of better news in salem county. we have construction on the southbound turnpike near exit 1. now on 295 it's a southbound off ramp to hook road because of the downed wires you can get to route 40. >> reward is being offered that leads police to the hit-and-run driver earlier in delaware this week. annie mccormick has more where they released a photo of the
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vehicle sought. >> reporter: a reward for an arrest and conviction. a with witness saw the vehicle p and take off. this is 12-year-old brian richards a 7th grader who is active in sports. new castle county police say around 5:40 p.m. monday he was struck by a hit-and-run driver as he tried to cross the unit block of drive in minquadale. this chrysler is similar to the vehicle they are looking for. the drivers side mirror should be missing. the passenger passenger side mirror should have yellow tinted glass and chrome back. brian's mom spoke about his injuries last night. he has a fractured skull with a tiny brain bleed, two broken
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legs, christmastime i have a 12-year-old boy in the hospital at christmastime. that's going to be hard. >> reporter: he could actually be in the hospital through january. he has several surgeries ahead. again this happened monday night, if you have any information you are urged to contact new castle county police. reporting live outside of right now, annie mccormick channel 6 "action news." back to you. >> thanks. new this morning, a drive-by shooting sent a 59-year-old man to the hospital. the victim was standing on the corner of 52nd and haverford avenue in west philadelphia at midnight. a gunman fired from the car shooting the victim in the hip. police are looking for a dark nissan and hope that the victim can help them with the motive. tonight a vigil will honor new jersey state trooper frankie williams who was killed in a crash on monday night. his mother said he was the
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perfect son, officer and husband. katherine scott is live at the satellite center. >> reporter: good morning, tam, her son was married and thriving at his new job and then came the phone call. >> he was everything that a mother could ever have. my recipe for my son was love. >> reporter: frankie williams was 31 years old, the only child of a single mother. he lost his life monday evening in a horrific on duty crash on route 55 in millville. >> it's unfair, it's selfish, it's cruel. >> reporter: a driver crossed the grassy median and hit the trooper head on, that driver perished an unimaginable loss for his mother victoria williams. >> the phone rang and i was saying to my fiance victor, it's
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my son. i knew i could feel it. >> reporter: williams spoke to "action news" about her son. he had just been married two months ago. he grew up across the street from the woman who would be his bride. >> she came back and forth to see my son. she said say i'm going to mary frankie. frankie knew that he wanted to be in law enforcement, he accomplished his goal becoming a state trooper less than a year ago. the grief is raw and deep. >> i was so angry. he gave so much to me as a mother, and he loved his wife unconditionally. and the candle light vigil is being held at 7:00 p.m. this evening, at leesburg volunteer fire company. the community is welcome to attend. katherine scott channel 6 "action news." >> flames took ten minutes to
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get under control were strong enough to leave a young man with serious burns. firefighters made quick work of the blaze on cottman avenue. when crews did a sweep of the home they found the victim in his 20s. careless smoking is to blame in the damage to the entire block. 23 people were displaced, but not one seriously hurt. chilly change is coming at the right time for the pennsylvania ski resorts. the slopes are green right now at bear creek in the lehigh county. they are counting on the freezing temperatures to help make the snow stick. their goal is to be open by christmas. >> it will feel like it. >> reporter: they could easily make snow over the next several
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days. storm tracker 6 live down scan showing we are mainly dry across the region. at least that's what i hope we got. there we go. we have chilly conditions across the delaware and the lehigh valleys. out to the north and west of us icialgd say, take a -- take a look at this lapse. it looks like it's falling a part. as we take a look outside, we have the airport and the camera is steady right now across the region. and across the array of sky 6 cameras. the breezes will pick up later tote. pick up later today. 35 degrees with a 6-mile an hour wind. cloud cover early, but we'll have breaks in the clouds, but
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overall clouds and sun. 36 degrees by 8:00 a.m. definitely winter coat weather between now and 8:00 a.m. noon, 43. we get into the afternoon with the clouds and sun mix. we get a high of 45. at the same time the winds will start to pick up in through here, it will get breezy and chilly this afternoon. 39 is the 6:00 p.m. temperature. later tonight, the winds pick up more and the windchills become a factor. 45 is the high in philadelphia. 47 in wilmington, 45 in trenton. low 40s in the lehigh valley and berks county and lancaster. mid 40s there. upper 40s, millville cape may and dover. big dome of high pressure up in canada with temperatures below zero. as the cold air sweeps in our direction it will moderate, but we're looking at highs in the 30s on saturday and friday and sunday really three straight days you can expect the cold.
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tomorrow morning in particular it will be raw with the strong winds and low windchills. friday into sunday we have these days where we top out in the 30s in philadelphia. the last time was february 18. 45 degrees, clouds and sun, getting breezier in the afternoon, windy tonight and blustery and cold tomorrow. we'll go for a high of 40. the windchills will make it feel like the 20s most of friday. brisk and cold on saturday, 38. that's a day with windchills in the 20s. sunday to clouds and less wind on sunday, another high around 40, maybe we get there, maybe we don't. eagles game looks chilly, but dry. there will be precipitation at night in through monday, sunday night into monday there's a chance of a wintry mix before a changeover to rain honing in on the details there. >> thank you, david.
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5:40 still ahead on "action news," police are on the hunt for a suspect after two people are shot at a walmart out west. someone establishes a defenseless frosty the snowman. the other owner is looking for l help plus holiday cheer. >> reporter: good grief, we're live along the blue route, 476 southbound side, off ramp from the southbound lanes from villanova the accident is gone. we have construction on 476 and new zone in pottstown when "action news" continues on this thursday morning.
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>> 5:44 a.m., so placid and serene on the delaware river with the automobiles buzzing on the commodor barry bridge. 35 degrees. look at the temperature, folks, it's cold right now getting up to 45 today. it's the chilliest weather we've experienced this season. >> turn on the seat warmers and have a cup of coffee matt pellman. >> reporter: you know where it's not so placid and serene?
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the air malice. we have 17 days left, the shopping countdown clock continues. 202 near the king of prussia mall, it's quiet right now. 17 days left means things will not be quiet by the mall. it will be busy traffic along 202. quiet on the pennsylvania turnpike, overnight construction has cleared out of the way, same with the zone on the southbound side of the northeast extension off ramp to quakertown, everything reopened crews have packed up and gone home. warning of a couple zones later today. new new britain, bucks county. 8 to 4:00 p.m. today and tomorrow they will be installing a shiny new pipe. new galena road will be closed. pottstown they are installing a shiny new water main. gross town road will be shut down. corey road is alternate.
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up land street in delco closing a new gas main being installed. brook haven road gets you around the main street closure. meanwhile, the commuter report brought to you by the waze app. 130 south brooklawn at the circle will be gone there. students in reno will be go back to school after officer shot a knife wielding student. police believe it was a fight that got out of hand. a school officer opened fire when the teenager refused to drop the weapon. two teenagers have been charged with starting all the wildfires in tennessee that killed 14 people. authorities charged the pair with aggravated arson, the fire
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spread to the tourist destination of gatlinburg. the flames damaged or destroyed 1700 buildings. a shooting at a walmart comes over new concerns with crimes at super store locations nationwide. glendale police are looking for two people, that left a man with gunshot wounds. walmart is covering instore security. walmart released a statement saying the importance of this issue is recognized at the highest levels of company we are investing in people and technology. an inflatable frosty had a meltdown in security. someone jumped out of the car and sliced up the snowman taking off. the other than -- the owner has set up a new fund me page to cover frosty's medical expenses
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and donate the rest of the money to charity. >> probably need air and duct tape. a major retail store i should a recall of thousands of menorahs because they pose as a fire hazard. >> a teacher down south is using post-it notes to spread holiday joy. >> reporter: 35 degrees by 6:00 a.m. 36 degrees by 8:00 a.m. if you're dressing the kids bundle them up. keep them in a decent coat this afternoon. you might want a hood or hat this afternoon. we'll have the 12-hour forecast coming up next and let you know where the temperatures are going. he gets a lot of compliments.
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he wears his army hat, walks around with his army shirt looking all nice. and then people just say, "thank you for serving our country" and i'm like, that's my dad. male vo: no one deserves a warmer welcome home. that's why we're hiring 10,000 members of the military community by the end of 2017. i'm very proud of him. male vo: comcast.
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>> did you get the memo, a
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teacher in kentucky is spreading the joy of the season using post-it notes. this bridge took two days to -- grinch took two days to create. they tackled larger pieces like the statue of liberty. and the green meany who stole the holiday. >> reporter: as you head outside along 422 you're moving just fine, eastbound volume building in on route 23. construction 202 and 1st avenue along 422. tuesday they opened a ramp to the westbound side of armond hammer boulevard.
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on the mass transit front no delays, a new schedule went into effect on patco. getting used to that david. >> reporter: all right, matt we have chilly temperatures, 35 in philadelphia. below freezing in trenton, reading, lancaster and millville. not much of a breeze this morning. but it is definitely a morning to grab the extra gear and the winter coat. 36 degrees by 7:00 a.m. overall we expect a mix of clouds and sun. we'll get to a high of 45 which is not too great and during the afternoon the wind is going to start to pick up. it will get breezy this afternoon and down right blustery overnight tonight. 7:00 p.m. we're down to 37 degrees. get the winters coats ready this morning and keep them into tonight and tomorrow. >> target issued a major recall of a holiday item that could cause a fire. clear menorah could catch fire.
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you are under to return them for a full refund. congress is cracking down on software that makes it difficult to get sports tickets. >> joe biden says goodbye to the body that he served over for the last 8 years. >> i want to feel like i'm the only person in the room. >> all the people are boring right now, the world melts away, just you and i, i'm locked in. get in here. am i good? [cheers and applause]. judges have derailed two
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recount efforts including one in philadelphia. judge in michigan stopped the
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recount there. here in philadelphia, the judge rejected the efforts to inspect the voting machines. jill stein's lawyers believe hacking could have effected the election results. she will try to get the recount going again. senators on both side of the aisle said goodbye to joe biden. his former colleagues recounted the strength of his character. >> he doesn't break his word. >> he listens to people. you ask him question. we know when you give us your word as a biden you mean it and keep it. >> biden hinted he might run for president in 2020, but yesterday said he has no intention to do so at this point. >> the key phrase at this point. delta said it found a way
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6:00 a.m., thursday, december 8. here's what's happening. hear the heee -- emotional plea from a delaware mother who is son was hit and the driver sped away. >> bundle up, accuweather is tracking an arctic blast through the weekend, i think i better go


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