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>> this is breaking right now on "action news," a person pulled out of a raining house fire in southwest philadelphia has -- a raging house fire in southwest philadelphia has died. >> a trio of suspected robbers opened fire on police during a chase. they don't get much further than that. >> two officers were taken to the hospital after their patrol car collided with another car. >> this is the coldest december day in 8 years, if it wasn't bad enough, accuweather is tracking snow, and it is coming soon. >> get out the flannel sheets. >> that's a good idea, actually. >> today is a day for flannel
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sheets. let's go over to david murphy with accuweather and karen rogers has traffic. >> reporter: we made that switch a month ago. this winter weather advisory kicks in at 10:00 p.m. tonight. snow is coming tonight after midnight. the national weather service place it cautiously and posts this ahead of the game. we have warm air coming up from the south that will change the snow to rain a little bit of sleet and freezing rain in the transitional period. this could happen early in the morning even through dawn in south jersey and delaware, i think until 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. you'll see improvement in the i-95 corridor. allentown you'll have to wait until midday or the afternoon. things will improve. as we look at satellite you can
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see a lack of cloud cover. we'll start out sunny and add the clouds. we're at 16 degrees in philadelphia. the coldest morning in 8 years in philadelphia. 14 in allentown. 14 in reading. 15 in wilmington, 15 in trenton. 21 degrees in cape may. even though overall winds are going to be lighter today there's they are still a factor this morning they are in the process of dieing down. the windchills are make i go it feel like -- make i -- making it feel like 3 degrees. we'll get a high of 28 around 9:00 p.m. it will be a slow climb to high. the snow does arrive overnight tonight and changes to rain, future tracker 6 has a look at that coming up in a couple of minutes and we'll talk about how much snow will be on the ground, karen. >> reporter: all right, david i wouldn't be surprised to see
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disabled vehicles, looking at route 1, no issues, just a touch of volume. in south a hampton county we have icy conditions because of a fire ridge road at pemberton road in burlington county. word of an accident on i-95 southbound at engle street involving an overturned vehicle. be careful if you're in that area in chester county. on the blue route you're moving okay, on the schuylkill expressway seeing speeds in the 50s. fire department activity on millic street that's near wharton. watch for that, that's affecting the 34 trolley in that area. it's shuttle busing. the live on the ben franklin bridge, the area bridges are clear no problems or delays. >> we'll go back to the fire scene it is our breaking news, it was an early-morning fire that left a person dead in southwest philadelphia. the action cam is at the scene right now as firefighters remain
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there trying to make sure all the flames are out. now, the information that someone died is coming from police. the fire broke out a few hours ago at this home 100 block of millic street 4:00 a.m. spread to a neighboring home. firefighters told us they were able to pull someone out, 49-year-old man with burns on 60% of his body. it is unclear if that is the person who died at the fire scene. a traffic stop in feltonville led to shots fired at police and led to the arrest of three men. the suspects, 17, 18, 19 used a gun to rob someone along the boulevard at 1:30 a.m. the victim provided police with the description of the suspect's vehicle, when officers spotted the vehicle there was a brief pursuit. >> officers went into the alley to chase these three suspects on foot. one of the systems fired a shot -- one of the suspects
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fired a shot at the police. all police officers were in full uniform in a mark car. there was no mistaking who they were. one suspected fired at police, police showed restraint and did not return fire. >> police found a loaded gun and one spent shell casing. they face armed robbery and aggravated assault against a police officer. >> we have more breaking news, an overnight cruiser crash sent two philadelphia police officers to the hospital. action cam was on the scene at the intersection of broad and snyder avenue. no word on what caused the two car collision. police say one officer hurt his head. the other one suffered a leg injury. the two occupants of the other car are being treated for minor injuries. >> drivers from the great lakes to upstate new york saw whiteout conditions on the roads while we experience extreme cold. in the pacific northwest, a rare
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snowstorm parallel -- paralyzed portland oregon. many abandoned their cars rather than risk driving. several fire crews in the tri-state area had a tough fight fighting fires. firefighters had to battle the elements in bordentown popular avenue. the fire started at 8:00 p.m., at last check are -- firefighters are still out there extinguishing hot spots. a fire destroyed a home in berks county and sent a woman to the hospital with serious burns. the fire broke out in the 100 block of killian drive. the entire home became engulfed in flames. at one point firefighters were
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ordered to evacuate the charred home for fear it was going to collapse. what sparked the fire is still under investigation. 5:37 now, temple university students are a alert -- are on alert following the second home invasion in a month. four temple students were asleep at the time, one woke up and saw the intruder wearing a ski mask. the man ran off as students called temple police. officials are trying to figure out if it is the same man who pulled off a heist about a month ago. white house officials are confirming it does appear that russia has interfered with our presidential election and implied putin himself was behind authorizing and directing it. moscow is denying the accusations. white house said trump knew
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about the interference and encouraged the effort. president obama said russia should pay a price publicly or privately. >> if you have been outside last night you're saying it's worse right now. >> reporter: we're bottoming out with temperatures right around now over the neck hour or so, the winds are going to die down today, but right now they are having an effect. storm tracker 6 live double scan at least we are dry, taking a look outside we have sky6 live hd we're expecting sun up over the ben franklin bridge, not that it's going to help a whole lot. it is cold and windy this morning. here's the temperature, 16 degrees, this is as low as we've been in philadelphia in 8 years. winds out of the west/northwest dieing down down right now. we have a windchill making it feel like 3 degrees, that is par for the course across the region. sunshine later on this morning and a few clouds as we roll through the day. temperatures will climb, ever so slowly. 15 degrees by 8:00 a.m. 17 by 10:00. 21 by noon, 25 by 3:00 p.m.
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we usually get a high around 3:00 p.m. we'll keep climbing tonight 26 degrees by 6:00 p.m. probably about 9:00, we'll be up to 28 degrees. it's a slow climb winds dieing down, it's cold and uncomfortable today. 26 is the high in allentown. 27 in trenton. the highs striking later tonight. 30 in millville and 32 in cape may. as for snow we're expecting tonight. the winter weather advisory is kicking in at 1:20 p.m. model is -- 10:00 p.m. the model is indicating it will start after midnight. most of the initial snow will be placed in the northern suburbs, i will allow for it to be closer to philadelphia around 2:30 a.m. by 4:00 a.m., 6:00 a.m. in the morning you're looking at snow filling in in philadelphia, as well. it won't be as much as in the northern suburbs and down south
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you're liable to see basically nothing. it's all rain down here. this is 6:00 a.m. on saturday, the blue line pushes to the north. there will be a transitional period where you will see sleet and freezing rain. even after you change over to rain if you have freeze up on the roads it may linger a little bit before it changes over. in terms of the changeover by 8:30, we expect it to happen in philadelphia, maybe get beyond that before you get out there motoring. in the lehigh valley, probably later in the morning around midday, and then looks like we get drier in the afternoon. what are we expecting on the ground, not a lot in philadelphia. coating to an inch that gets washed away. 1 to 3 in allentown. the timing up in the lehigh valley you probably got to wait until mid morning until midday before you get the rain changeover maybe linking ice in spots. after that, early in the morning, though in the i-95 corridor around, you'll see the
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changeover it will be raining at dawn in delaware and south jersey. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, 28 degrees it will take until tonight to get there, it is another day for winter coats. snow overnight changing to ice and rain south to north during the morning tomorrow. 48 is the high. sunday, cloudy and periods of rain, high of 60. that will be earlyish in the day. it will be cooler and drier later in the afternoon and evening. and then we're down into the 30s on monday an tuesday, back to the 40s on wednesday and thursday, wednesday is the day we say high to winter. >> we've -- we say hi to winter. >> we already said hi to winter. >> a gunman opens fire during a standoff with police hitting an officer in the northwest. a standoff persists at this hour. video shows a woman stealing christmas decorations off a front lawn. >> reporter: all lanes are blocked involving an overturned vehicle on i-95 southbound past
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320. nobody is moving at this point near the commodor barry bridge. chopper 6 hd is heading to the scene. i'll have the latest on the accident and other issues around the area when we come right back. i want to go really big with my appetizers. we can do it without blowing our budget. oh yeah, this is great! everything for the holidays. that's my giant.
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oh no. oh no. i hate this belt. man oh man. mom, we have a situation. life's bleachable moments need clorox bleach.
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mstanding rib roast!ds to be wowed this year. wow. everything for the holidays. that's my giant. beautiful holiday scene here,
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that's the rothman ice rink at dilworth park. it opens at noon, you think anyone is going to skate there today? i'm not trying to tell people not, it is cold. it is the kind of weather made for ice skating with lots of layers. that's a beautiful scene, karen rogers unfortunately on i-95 has not such a pretty picture. >> reporter: there's a rothman cabin where they serve hot chocolate. that's the place to be in the cabin. this is i-95 southbound near the commodor barry bridge, we have an accident involving an overturned vehicle past 320 in chester county. as we look at i-95 you can see from the shot traffic is stopped heading southbound currently blocking all lanes. chopper 6 hd heading to the scene right now. problem on i-95 heading southbound towards delaware if you're near the commodor barry bridge, traffic is jammed in the area. we have speeds showing 12 miles
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per hour at best. it completes will he stops because of the accident. watch for this accident, i-95 southbound past 320 if you're heading past the blue route you're going to be dealing with the accident scene. here fire locations we've been talking about a couple of them, this one southampton and burlington county, ridge road, you want to watch for crews on the scene right there. i know they need tweeting about it with the fire crews, brace road is your alternate. you'll find slippery conditions where they have the hoses trained. it's so cold out there. 42 northbound traffic moving just fine. it's dry out there, we have boulevard bill talking about a vehicle stopped on the road 422 westbound near reading. 1 degrees in quakertown and kennett square. not the windchill, the temperature, 16 degrees in center city. it feels like 3 in most areas. but it's shin hammonton, 16 -- it's 14 in hammonton. 16 in smyrna.
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a little better this afternoon. >> this story is developing, hours after a gunman shot a washington state police officer in the head. that officer is in critical condition. mount vernon police say the shooter is barricaded inside a home with several hostages. sprs were called to the -- officers were called to the home with a report of a shooting. officers got to the home and was shot. >> a trio of grinches were caught on camera stealing christmas decorations on the front lawn. a woman was inside when she spotted the woman putting decorations in her truck. police arrested three and they found drugs on the woman. >> 5:47. there's much more to come on "action news" this morning. >> teachers who were picketing
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outside in person pennsylvania rushed to save a family from a nearby burning home.
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>> students in the 5th grade class in glenhim dora -- glen dora school in new jersey had a lesson in meteorology. the student students had a chance to learn about how weather balloons work. >> karen is the one who launch it. >> we've been taking it around the class. they asked great questions, good morning to the glendora school. this is i-95 southbound traffic has been a mess here past 320
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because of an accident involving an overturned vehicle that is blocking all lanes southbound past 320. >> reporter: man, is it cold. 14 degrees by 6:00 a.m. 15 by 8:00 a.m. the wind will die down today, but it's blustery this morning. there are the temperatures across the region in reading, allentown, lancaster, even a little bit colder. 21 in cape may. bundle up with the windchills in the singles. 16 degrees by 7:00 a.m. notice how we'll get a high of 28 we'll not hit that until later tonight probably around 9:00 p.m. a slow climb to the 28. 3:00 p.m., 25. winds dieing down, but staying cold all the way today. we have the snow arriving after midnight tonight, tam. >> thank you, david you come get the seven-day forecast and a live look at storm tracker 6 live double scan radar at any time of the day that you need it
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on our website at >> some teachers in western pennsylvania were out on a picket line, but threw down their signs when they noticed the smoke billowing inside. they put themselves in danger. >> there was smoke pouring from the roof. i was pounding on the front door it eventually kicked in. >> i have never run into a building that was on fire. >> she goes into the front door, i'm yelling anyone in the house get out. >> the striking teacher found three people, one elderly person had an oxygen tank, everybody got out safely. >> firefighters in delaware county are battling a bedbug problem at two firehouses. >> a true american hero will be remembered today, coming up
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details on memorial services for famed astronaut john glenn, first up, jimmy kimmel brought back the hanaacorn on his show last night. >> tonight we're going to have- >> what's going on? >> i'm hosting my own prime time hanukkah special. >> reporter: you're not, you're stealing time away from my show. firefighters in the city of
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chester who face danger on the job are fighting bedbugs. the chester mayor said both of the city's fire stations have active bedbugs in the sleeping quarters. the issues came to light when several firefighters reported being bitten while on the bed. a pest control company is on the case developing a treatment
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plan. today many will say goodbye to john glenn while he lies in state in ohio. it is start today at noon in columbus ohio. he will be honored in a memorial service at ohio state university. the 95-year-old marine and astronaut and statesman died last week. he is the 9th person to lie in state at the ohio state house, he is an incredible person. i posted a piece on my facebook page about his relationship with his wife. she had a serious speaking disability and the way he was there for her, you will fall in love with him all over again. >> we'll have more on our breaking news story, a fatal fire in southwest philadelphia. while there's concern over the use of headphones and ear buds for kids, it's quite the opposite when it comes to the hearing of adults.
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>> plans to crackdown on fake news, when "action news" comes right back. good morning everyone,
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6:00 a.m., friday, december 16. we're following breaking news. >> indeed fire crews are working to find out what started a house fire that left one person dead. we're live with the details. >> rescue crews pull a driver from a fiery crash on a major highway in delaware overnight. >> you have to bundle up, it is bitterly cold out there and accuweather is tracking snow for the weekend. >> karen rogers is watching traffic. we always require david to go outside at 6:00 a.m. it's time for that. >> reporter: i'm loving it out


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