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>> good morning, it is 5:00 a.m., friday, december 30. matt o'donnell is off, alicia vitarelli is joining us today. here's what's happening. new this morning, philadelphia police are looking for the gunman who opened fire on a minivan injuring two people inside. >> a south jersey church community is praying for a
grandmother who was found unconscious after being lost in rural virginia. people who want to go out and see things like the fireworks, david murphy they want to know what to wear, you got accuweather and matt pellman is in for karen rogers looking at the commute good morning. >> reporter: we've had far worst new year's eves even things look better for new year's day. there will be clouds digging in at times. if you're up in the northern suburbs the lehigh valley and the poconos, be careful of a snow shower that might come through, lake-effect snow and strong breeze out of the west/northwest. 30 degrees in philadelphia. we're fouling near the freezing mark in allentown him be careful of ponding and puddling on the roads, it could freeze up. 36 in millville. there's the winds from the west
in the teens, giving us windchills in the mid to upper 20s. a coat required this morning. keep it handy this afternoon, as well. we'll see temperatures on the cool side, 37 degrees by 7:00 a.m. 40 by noon. 41 by 1:30. it will be windy which will add to the chilly feel. winds will gust 30 to 40 miles per hour. the windchills will make it feel like the 20s at the best of times this afternoon. the complete updated forecast for the weekend, it's looking good, matt, details coming up. traffic is looking good so far this morning, as well. we'll take it, good morning mr. murphy, we're live along the vine street expressway, construction cleared out early this morning, the crews won't return until tuesday night. you're good to go on 676 the vine expressway between the schuylkill expressway and i-95. speaking of those two, no extra overnight construction on i-95
or the schuylkill expressway, blue route looks good. let's check out this spot, queen village where we had the water main break last tuesday, every since they were doing the repairs you're without the two right lanes, southbound lane getting by columbus boulevard, they are hoping to have everything cleared out and patched up by tomorrow night. we'll be celebrating the new year at penns landing. hopefully, changes and progress today. for now it's one southbound lane open on columbus boulevard. everything is open on 42 northbound in washington township gloucester county. it was closed throughout the evening rush last night because of an over turned truck. we're back to normal. not normal on septa buses and trolleys. modified weekday schedule. patco is running on a special schedule on this friday. tam. >> new this morning, a gunman opened fire on a minivan injuring the man and woman in
the van. police say the gunman fired on the passenger side just after 10:00 p.m. a 24-year-old man was hit in the leg and 22-year-old woman was hit in the back. they are in stable condition. it's not clear if the two were the intended target or why that shooting started. friends and family are praying for a grandmother who is in the hospital following a frantic five day search. >> thank you. >> reporter: the action cam was at the second baptist church in atlantic city where a prayer vigil was held for barbara briley, the 71-year-old and her 5-year-old granddaughter were found on wednesday. they set out christmas eve, left new jersey and on the road and never made it. a man walking in the woods found them near their suv. >> she's here, they are alive,
it's just a blessing. >> now the granddaughter eject nighted with her family, but bar a before -- barbara is hospitaln serious condition. chopper 6 hd was over the bb and t bank in lower southampton township. authorities have not said how much the pair got away with before they were apprehended. 5:05. new this morning, several peeping incidents in south jersey have police on alert. a man was looking into the windows of a home in glassboro on wednesday. a similar incident reported on december 7. police believe they are related events. anyone with information reach out to them. a big change coming for new jersey residents who gave up children for adoptions.
the records will be unsealed. parents who want to remain anonymous, are under to contact new jersey health officials, it's to help a dop -- adoptees who may need essential medical history. hello 2017, people around the world are hoping to keep it safe and fun, katherine scott has more. >> reporter: a that's right, there's plenty of fun to be had for new year's, including fireworks displays at penns landing at 6:00 p.m. and midnight. if you're out and about this week be sure to stay safe. fireworks and pleasant of festivities around philadelphia to ring in the new year, but it's important to celebrate 2017
safely and that includes not firing guns into the air in celebration. the philadelphia police department received 132 reports of gunshots last year. joe was hit by a bullet when he was 11. the bull is lodged in his head. >> it is unacceptable. people 0 fail to recognize what goes up must come down. >> revelers are under not to drink and drive. septa has expanded service for new year's, a special late night service will be running from center city. patco is offering free rides to deter drunk driving from 8:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. sunday. >> we hope everybody comes out and take advance of the free ride. >> reporter: of course, the celebration continues on sunday with a mummers parade, the mummers start at city hall and strut down broad street to washington avenue.
live at penns landing, katherine scott channel 6 "action news." >> that's it, one more wakeup as matt pellman said for this year. >> reporter: here we go, storm tracker 6 live double scan shows we're waking up to dry conditions which is nice, looks like there's a little bit of green down south of dover. maybe a sprinkle there, went to last much longer, as we look outside, we have sky6 live hd looking at the atlantic city coastline looking south along the coast. it's a chilly one this morning north to south. 34 in philadelphia. anne elsewhere in the i-95 corridor. 40 in cape may. we'll drop in the upper 30s there in the next half-hour or so. there's a decent breeze blowing thereto region in the teens, that's making it feel like the mid to upper 20s. those are the windchills this morning. in terms of precipitation doesn't look like we'll get much today, but there's a chance in the northern areas in the poconos and the lehigh valley of a snow shower popping through,
lake-effect snow coming across lake erie and strong flow of wind out of the west. look out for that up to the north, most of us will not have to deal with that. up in the lehigh valley, flurry sun and clouds, windy and cold, 39 degrees feeling like the 20s through the day in allentown and bethlehem and easton and places like that. at the shore, sunny and chilly, 44, milder and cool. high of 41 in philadelphia with a mix of sun and clouds, windy and chilly, there are the winds out of the west gusting between 30 and 40 miles per hour at times as we roll through the day. the overnight low, mainly clear and less windy 28 degrees is where we will drop. in some of the suburbs we'll get into the low 20s. winds will fall back later on this evening, out of the west 8 to 16 miles per hour. we'll be in the 30s for the evening plans, if you're heading out to dinner or a movie you'll want to dress appropriately. for the weekend, saturday's high will get to 43 degrees, breezy
conditions breeze rolling through the region, but not all that bad, not as windy as today. new year's day, 50 degrees. for the evening fireworks festivities at penns landing, not too bad, probably around 39 at 6:00 p.m. i actually think temperatures will rise to 41 around my night and not really windy. on sunday for the eagles it's mild, be kickoff temperatures 46. 4th quarter 49. for the mummers, 43 in the morning and get to 50 by #-- 3:00 p.m. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, 41 degrees. rn sunday, partly sunny, 50/50 degrees. high of 48 on monday, cool, 60 on tuesday, that's not bad. as the rain pulls off we have a shot of 57 with partly sunny
skies on wednesday. it's a beautiful start to january, getting cooler after that. >> take it while we can get it. we have an emotional new video coming up a mother reunited with her daughter shortly after a kidnapper took off with the young girl. police are searching for the suspect. a police officer gave a lesson to a teeny caught smoking pot. >> reporter: we have a disabled vehicle along i-95 northbound side in the old worker zone in cottman avenue. off to the side, traffic is getting by without too much of a problem. we'll reflect 2016 on the area roadway when "action news" continues on this friday morning.
>> it is 5:14 a.m., friday morning, one of the final times you'll be able to wake up in 2016. taking a live look at penns landing and the ben franklin bridge. tomorrow night there will be a lot of festivities to ring in the new year there. meteorologist david murphy saying it's getting up to 41 degrees today. >> not bad at all. a lot of people may have the day off leading into the holiday, hopefully the traffic will be better. >> reporter: i think you're right about that, i resolve to sleep more in 2017. that's a resolution every single year that goes unfulfilled. the end of year makes you a little bit reflective. let's think back on the year we experienced, i know we have mixed feelings about this year that we experienced, good things happen on the area roads of we're in cape may county along the garden state parkway cape may toll plaza, northbound lanes
we got our new bridge that opened late in the summer season along the garden state parkway over the egg harbor bay, shiny new bridge nice for ships to pass underneath. that was a great improvement along the garden state parkway we got in 2016. we had construction along ridge avenue in egg harbor township that's scheduled to wrap at the end of the december which we are in. that should be opening any day. in pleasant, are overnight construction is close is closinw road, route 9. valley forge route 23 and trooper road it is very quiet by the casino. westbound headlights traveling near oaks. we have construction in upper gwynedd valley forge road they are working on the brimpleg of
the northeast -- bridges of the northeast extension. buster road would be an alternate. if you're out and about on lincoln drive, a vehicle stopped on the road close to rittenhouse on lincoln drive this morning. a 6-year-old california girl is reunited with her mother and caught on camera. two embracing in a hug after police found the little girl. the mother told police she was inside the laundromat yesterday afternoon when someone jumped into the car, the suspect let the girl out of the car, but the search continues for the suspect and the vehicle. a judge ordered another competency hearing for dylan roof. he faces the death penalty for killing 9 black parishners last
year. roof said he plans to represent himself in that face -- phase penalty phase. an officer was off duty when arlington when he was alerted that a man was smoking marijuana near the entrance. >> he was smoking marijuana, i wanted to teach him a lesson, use that situation as a learning tool. i told him he had two options he could go to jail or two 200 pushups. >> as you can see the young man told the publicup option. he said he -- push up option. he said he learned his lesson. the flyers road trip continues they face the sharks at 10:00 p.m. in san jose. the sixers face one of the
hottest teams in the new orleans. noelle scored 14 points in 22 minutes, the sixers fell. they face the nuggets in did he ever very tonight. serena williams announced her engagement on the website founded by her fiance. tragedy strikes on a ski trip in colorado. a mother takes a deadly fall from a chairlift. >> reporter: we're off to a colder start, temperatures in the northern suburbs close to the freezing mark. be careful for standing water left over from yesterday's rain and snow eventful weekend down in south jersey, milder, but beware of anything that looks wet, same story in delaware. we'll be back with the 1 hour forecast, staying chilly and -- 1 hour forecast staying chilly
>> david murphy you're going to love this one, a 3-year-old got what he wanted for christmas, a suit just like a meteorologist. >> i got a green screen. >> he wanted to dress like his favorite meteorologist in alabama. he begged his parents for a costume that resisted of a suit and tie. >> now he needs the handy dandy clicker. >> i had the honor of kids at halloween dressing like me. it's kind of fun. you can have my job in a few years. >> reporter: it's flattering. you know who didn't have the greatest year, septa, we had the regional rail shortage, there was a strike in november. they are coming back be we had a good holiday season riding the
rails. septa buses and trolleys are running on a modified weekday schedule that's the case all week. wilmington newark train 1239 is canceled because of a crew shortage. paoli rail 1502 a few minutes late. >> reporter: septa looking forward to turning the leaf and going over to the new year. 34 degrees by 7:00 a.m. we're down around there in philadelphia right now. today it will stay cool and windy. noon, 40 degrees, we're expecting a high of 41 around 1:30 p.m. or 2:00 p.m. back in the 30s by 4:00 p.m. this afternoon, if you're heading into the market hold on to the steering wheel because winds will be gusting 30 to 40 miles per hour. new measures to stop young people from smoking are about to take effect in philadelphia. it prohibits smoking within two
blocks of k through 12 schools. new regulations begin january 1. >> reporter: in this morning's "g.m.a." first look, authorities investigating a deadly accident on the slopes. >> station one respond to ski for three patients that fell from the chairlift 25 feet. >> reporter: 45-year-old mother from texas and her two daughters falling from the chairlift in colorado. >> it can be dangerous. >> reporter: paramedics rushing the injured families to hospitals, transporting one 9-year-old girl by helicopter. her 12-year-old sister by ambulance. their mother did not survive the fall. >> they fell from the chairlift, immediately ski patrol wagon scene. >> reporter: investigators are trying to determine how and why the three fell out. >> it's a sad day in the ski business, this type of incident is extremely rare. >> reporter: we'll have the latest details coming up at
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is engaged to the founder of reddit. he proposed at the restaurant where they first met in rome. he wisked her off on a surprise trip and proposed. carnagie deli in new york city is famous. it's the end of an era, the deli is closing. yesterday the line stretched for blocks as people waited to get in for one last bite. the 20-dollar version of the pa. >> i've had that it was worth it. >> family and friends saying a final farewell to a beloved grocery store owner just as philadelphia police announce an arrest in her murder, we have a
>> happening now on "action news," an outpouring of love for a murdered store owner. police make an arrest, police tell us the grammar took the bullets for someone else. a man jumps a car and passenger chases him down while holding a child. winds of change make it feel below freezing, the question is how will it feel standing outside for the new year's fireworks. do you want the answer? matt o'donnell is off, alicia vitarelli joins us, the man with the answer david murphy and matt pellman in for karen rogers. >> reporter: we'll start out with the morning call, sunshine and clouds, if you're in the poconos or the lehigh valley you could see a snow shower or snow