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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. it's 4:30 a.m. on this tuesday january 9th. >> here's what we're following for you. coating of ice on car windows sidewalks and untreated roads will make for a slippery morning commute. dozens of schools are delayed this morning. a list of all of that is running at the bottom of your screen. >> four former fraternity members learn their fate in the death avenue head during a hazing ritual in the poconos. >> north korea agrees to send athletes to the olympics in south korea. it could be a dramatic step in improving relations. >> let's start out with how icy it may be with david and
karen. >> i know pulling out of my drive way on a residential street i just kind of slid. >> just having a skating job there. allow extra time because some of you may really be going at the windshield with that scraper this morning. use caution for the morning commute. we have lingering slick spots. big problems are driveways, park, lots and sidewalks. some side streets could also be an issue and let the kids know that as they are walking in they're liable to encounter icy sidewalks win icy windshields sometimes you get people who haven't totally cleared it out driving and it might be a little bit harder for them to see those kids as they're walking across the street. we're at 27 degrees right now. the winds are west at five so we're not having to worry about a whole lot of wind chill but as you can see, temperatures from about i-95 all the way up toward allentown are still below freezing. you may have less of an issue with that ice on the windshield in places south like millville and dover where the temperature is above freezing but especially as you get closer to i-95 it is an issue this morning. and it probably stays that way for a time. by 8 o'clock we're still at
the freezing mark in philadelphia but then as we start to improve. we expect sun, perhaps mixing with a few clouds and we'll get up to 42 degrees. all that ice will be gone a little bit later on this morning. karen, we still got that milder trend coming in the accuweather 7-day. >> all right, dave, let's hit the roads right now. although we have problems on the secondary streets, not the main roads as we're looking live outside on the schuylkill expressway at south street, you're going to watch for some slick spots but the highways themselves are in pretty good shape. the overnight construction was canceled because of the icy conditions that we've seen throughout the area. 422 westbound the off ramp is shut down at this point. stick to armand hammer boulevard off ramp. construction crews are causing that problem. more crews out here on hollowville road shut down near conestoga road in tredyffrin township. that's a gas line repair. live in new jersey this is what it looks like on 42. you'll have to take your time coming in today. getting to the highways could be a real problem especially the ramps and overpasses.
main roads though in pretty good shape and we're seeing 42 for a second there it looks pretty good. we have a water main repair going on. hartford road shut down in mount laurel. stick to ark road instead matt. >> thanks karen. let's turn to "action news" reporter jeanette reyes live in philadelphia's manayunk section more with the potential icy conditions. >> reporter: matt from what i can see it is going to be icy here at least in manayunk. philadelphia schools still not showing any delays this morning so if you have kids to attend philadelphia schools you might as well give yourself some extra time this morning. i'm going to step out of the way slowly so i don't fall again. you can see kind of that shine over the sidewalk. that's a sheet of ice really on any sidewalk you walk on unless of course salt has been thrown on it. this morning many will spend the first few minutes of their important scraping off ice off their cars. sidewalks are slick as were
the streets then still have this morning with the precipitation falling just as the evening commute began. the timing could have made for the worst case scenario. fortunately though the roads weren't nearly as busy as usual thanks in part to early dismissals at city schools and businesses across the region. the streets department on the other hand was out in full force deploying dozens of trucks with 35,000 tons of salt at their disposal, crews treated the roads well into the night. >> it's so icy out here. i've seen so many people wipe out. i hope i can get to my class on time. >> somebody will have to catch their footing a bit as their foot slides. >> reporter: and you know, one thing is the sidewalks, the other are the streets. if they've not been treated you have the potential for black ice. you want to give yourself enough time to scrape the ice off your windshields and also to make it to work or school because it's recommended that
you take it slowly. reporting live in manayunk, jeanette reyes channel6 "action news." matt. >> you can get the latest information from accuweather right on your phone or tablet. download our free 6abc app for the forecasts and realtime views from storm tracker6 live radar. >> philadelphia police are trying to identify the young man who stabbed three teens at a pizza parlor in the city's lawndale section. a large group of students crowded into costello's pizza in the 6700 block of rising sun avenue yesterday afternoon. the owner says they were in the store no more than two minutes when the fists began to fly. >> i called the police right away and the police come right away. >> police arrived minutes later and broke up the crowd. the 15, 17 and 18-year-old boys ran outside without telling police that they'd been stabbed. they flagged down a passerby who drove them to the hospital. they're now in stable condition with nonlife-threatening injuries. >> a monroe county judge sentenced four men to jail in connection with the death
avenue fraternity pledge during a hazing ritual in the poconos. investigators say the members blindfolded baruch college freshman chun michael deng forced him to wear a back tack and tackled him at a home the fraternity rented in 2013. deng was knocked unconscious and later died at a hospital. four former members of pie delta si pleaded guilty to manslaughter and other chance. their sentences range from 10 to 24 months in prison. the judge also banned the fraternity from operating in pa for 10 years. the pennsylvania attorney general's office now has the criminal case involving timothy piazza's death at a penn state fraternity. attorney general josh shapiro announced his office took the case from the centre county district attorney who said there was a conflict of are interest. 26 fraternity brothers are facing a range of charges. shapiro's team is starting an independent review of the
case. >> north korea has agreed to send athletes to next month's winter olympics in south korea. the symbolic break through came during the first high level talks between the two nations in two years. abc's lana zak has the latest. good morning. the winter olympic games hosted by south korea are expected to begin and in exactly one month and now it looks increasingly likely that for the first time in 12 years, the north and south may march together possibly even under one flag. north korea has agreed to send their athletes officials and cheerleaders to the olympic games. [speaking foreign language] >> reporter: north korea's top delegate called the cooperation a new year's gift to the korean people a sentiment echoed by south korea's reunification minister. after a year of increasingly worrisome missile tests by the hermit kingdom and escalating rhetoric between kim jong un and president trump the positive steps are being heralded as a symbolic step.
even president trump has expressed cautious optimism. >> if something can happen and something can come out of those talks, that would be a great thing for all of humanity. >> reporter: among the issues expected to be discussed are the logistics of the north's participation in the olympics as well as the possibility of family reunification visits. and although economic and military issues may not be actively discussed today, they are of course on the forefront of everyone's minds. reporting from washington, lana zak for channel6 "action news". >> atlantic city's revel casino has yet another new owner this morning who is betting the huge building on the beach will finally be a success. colorado developer bruce deifik plans to reopen the revel this summer. he plans to rebrand it the ocean resort casino creating 2500 to 3,000 jobs. deifik says he paid $200 million to buy the casino
from florida developer glen straub who himself bought the bankrupt casino for just $82,000,000.03 years ago. >> it is now 4:39 and smugglers try to get drugs hidden in furniture through south jersey. >> the and possibility of another natural disaster. >> new video shows firefighters working together to save a cow trapped in a frozen pond. david. >> temperatures this morning are below freezing and that's bad news because in areas where you got the freezing rain yesterday it's still icy. that includes philadelphia and points north essentially. we'll have details coming up in that accuweather 7-day forecast. much milder this afternoon. >> ♪
wildfires are being warned about potential mudslides. storms brought heavy rain and flash flood watches to the area yesterday. hill sides are now left bear by the state's largest wildfire in history. and new video shows just how frozen the beaches in new england are. you can see an ice skater taking advantage of the ice covered long sand beach in maine. the person who spotted the skater and captured the video shows that this is proof that every day is a beach day in maine. >> suit yourself. >> get some hockey sticks out there. >> we're going to start thawing things out around here. >> probably after 9, 10 o'clock i think most of the ice is gone. right now you can do some skating on sidewalks around here. >> okay. >> storm tracker6 live double scan shows we're dry. the precipitation from last night of course is gone but as we take a look outside temperatures are still very cold and at the surface where it hasn't been treated you're going to find some ice, probably ice on windshields as well and right now at the
airport everybody being cautious along with everywhere else. currently your temperature is at 27 degrees so we still are below freezing, still supporting that ice that has managed to survive overnight. winds out of the west at 5 miles per hour. wind chill of 22. although the temp and wind chill really not as bad as what we've seen recently. current temperatures are below freezing in wilmington philadelphia trenton, allentown, reading lancaster and all of these suburbs including areas in new jersey and delaware close to the delaware river. you still have temperatures below freezing. the farther down you go toward millville, you're above freezing there, so maybe not as much of a problem the farther south you go through south jersey. but for this morning, icy sidewalks are definitely part of the morning issues that we're seeing. icy windshields, too. and i was out there really working on it. you got to get in defroster going. it will take you a couple minutes to get through to the glass and extra time to scrape this morning before you head on out. and also be careful on side streets and remember pedestrians crossing those side streets may be having a difficult time getting across them in normal fashion so give them plenty of room. as we take a look at satellite
we have seen a breakup in clouds behind that precipitation and we are expecting some sunshine early and probably no worse than partly sunny skies today. 32 degrees by 8 o'clock. by 8:00 we could still be having problems with that freeze up. by 10 o'clock we're up to 35. northern suburbs may be lagging behind a little bit but in through here and we should start to see the ice break up. by noon 39 and 3 o'clock a little milder this afternoon with a high of 42 degrees, winds not all that bad, really a pretty nice afternoon and high temperatures just about everywhere are fairly comfortable. allentown will stay at 39 degrees but 40 in reading and trenton, 42 in philadelphia, 41 in wilmington, 42 today in millville. when i say comfortable, i guess it's relative. you're still going to want a coat but obviously it's going to be better than it's been a lot of recent past. speaking of which the past couple weeks we've had the jet stream digging down to the south, it socked us in with periods of cold air but we are looking at a pattern building in toward the end of the week where the jet stream rises up, we get milder air and later on in the month we might get
another surge of even better milder pockets of air. for now though we're looking at a bit of that coming at the end of the week. 42 is today's high partly sunny and milder. look out for icy conditions early. mostly sunny and chilly tomorrow, 39 degrees. and then 48 on thursday and we're probably clouding up during the day but i think any rain likely holds off until night. during the day on thursday it will be milder kind of cloudy and then we get rain at night. even milder on friday with a high of 58 but keep your umbrella handy as we'll have periods of rain. then on saturday you're looking windy and chilly with a high of 48 for the eagles game. maybe a spotty shower. this is well above average. better than it could have been in mid january for our big playoff football game at lincoln financial field. then on sunday it's cold again. 31 degrees is the high and probably down to about 28 degrees on martin luther king day. that means you'll have to be bun denlying -- bundling up if you do volunteer activities.
so, mild stuff coming and really it begins later today but you do have to be careful this morning with the ice. >> will do. thanks, david. new here on "action news" firefighters in north carolina rescued a cow that was trapped in 10-inches of ice in frigid water. they hacked into the ice with a chainsaw, shattered it with a hammer and positioned a stretcher under the 1100-pound animal named julie. it took an hour and a half top finally free the cow. >> animal person we do everything we can do to make the best of it. >> the cow appeared to be okay. a vet checked her out just to be sure. >> federal officials made a major drug bust while searching furniture in south jersey. u.s. customs and border protection officers found $22 million worth of cocaine hidden in the furniture. it was being shipped from puerto rico to a sea port in pennsauken. investigators are still trying to figure out where the drugs came from and where exactly they were going. newly released video shows
an odd burglary in west philadelphia. two suspects broke into a home early christmas eve morning and stole two french doors. this happened on the 1200 block of north 57th street. one of the men casually sat on the porch during the break in. call police if you think you recognize these men. >> seems kind of strange. >> you know, the 12 days of christmas maybe they thought at the end it was two french doors. >> that's a good explanation. 4:47. karen rogers has a look at the icy roads next. >> a retailer apologizes for the photo avenue child's sweatshirt that some are calling racist. >> a product unveiled at the consumer electronics show allows you to roll away your tv like it's wallpaper. the new technology coming up next. >> ♪ wooooooo! get up to 50% off select items. now through january 10th. ikea.
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the bridge moving just fine as you're traveling over it. let's check the area around here. penn's landing columbus boulevard at the ben franklin bridge and you can see the main road is wet but some icy spots off to the side and again, anything untreated, sidewalks, driveways, you're going to struggle a little bit as you head out so kind of walk carefully out there. 422 westbound the off ramp to 724 still shut down. they have that construction going on right there. stick to armand hammer boulevard instead. speed restrictions on i-495 in both directions reduced to 55 miles an hour. no one told him. 58. but other than that you're moving okay. in mount laurel, water main repairs going on. you know they've been doing that everywhere, right. we still have these water main breaks and hartford road still closed near sixth avenue, tam. >> thank you, karen. retailer h and m is apologizing for running a product photo some deemed racist. it features a young black boy in a hoodie with the words coolest monkey in the jungle on the front. the company removed the photo
from its web site after hundreds of social media users called it racist. pop star the weekend has ended his affiliation with the brand over the sweatshirt. h and m issued an apology saying it did not mean to offend. >> in our first look at business, more signs that point to a growing economy to be paid for in the future, though. figures just out show americans added $28 billion in debt borrowing for the month of november was up 8.8 percent, outstanding consumer debt is now up to $3.83 trillion. good for the economy but got to pay it back at some point, reit? -- right? the dow fell by nearly 13 points not really all that much. s & p and nasdaq saw slight gains. this morning futures point to a mixed open. cutting edge technology is on display starting today at the consumer electronics show. lg gave a sneak peek at one of its products that it will unveil soon. it is a rollable television there can bend like a tube of
wrapping paper to be hidden when it is not in use. look, there it goes. roll, roll, roll, roll, roll. now there's no tv. how about that? >> every time you want to watch tv you got to -- >> kind of like drapes where you have to tie them up. >> all right. it is now 4:53. new on "action news" police rescue an abused dog from the trunk of a man's car. that story coming up at 5:00 a.m. >> new video shows smoke and flames pouring from a tractor-trailer on the new jersey turnpike. that story is next. >> ♪ pro tip: giant has great prices on produce.
>> new video shows flames engulfing a tractor-trailer on the new jersey turnpike. you can see firefighters trying to put out the blaze yesterday on the southbound lanes near exit eight in mercer county. a passenger in the car is recording this video and you can hear him in the video describe how hot it is as he drives through the smoky and fiery scene. >> an aide for mitt romney says the former republican presidential nominee was treated for slow moving form of prostate cancer last year. he underwent surgery to remove the cancer and it did not spread. romney is currently thinking about running for a senate seat in utah. new this morning, sixers legend julius dr. j erving is thanking his fans after a health scare over the weekend. erving tweeted a picture of himself with his family yesterday. he wrote "fully recovered and hanging with my wife and son.
thank you for all the love and well wishes ." the 67-year-old hall of famer became ill while attending friday's sixers game at the wells fargo center. he spent the night at the hospital for a medical evaluation. >> 4:57 now. acts of kindness pour in for a local boy battling cancer. see how the community is rallying together to bring a smile to his face while he undergoes treatment. >> also a man is likely to blame for setting his apartment on fire while trying to kill a spider. that's a fail. we'll explain how it caused more than $10,000 in damage. >> ♪ ,000 in america last year.
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and meteorologist, david murphy. >> ♪ >> good morning everyone, it's 5 o'clock on this tuesday january 9th and here's what we're following on "action news." >> a wintry mix is making for slick conditions and it could cause problems on both the roads and the walkways. >> temperatures will begin to moderate today but even so, the philadelphia water department still expects more water main breaks. >> and meet the police officer really going above and beyond to brighten a young boy's day as that little guy battles cancer in a delaware hospital. >> david and karen, we have more than 200 school closings or delays at 6abc.com probably because they're worried about those slick conditions. >> yeah. you know, the problem isn't the main roads. it's getting out of the neighborhoods but that's of course where the buses are going. >> and kids have to walk to school and sidewalks are a sheet of ice wherever you have the freezing rain yesterday so for the morning rush, use caution. lingering slick spots still out there. the big areas of concern would be driveways park,o