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and a free gift. all i did was make a phone call and all of my questions about the colonial penn program were answered. it couldn't have been any easier and we both got the coverage we should have had for years now. mm-hm, with change to spare. (laughing) (colonial penn jingle) right now at 11, remembering an icon. the world is in shock over the death of actress carrie fisher. a scare at trump tower. police evacuate the lobby of the high rise over a stray backpack. first tonight a large fight
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breaks out inside a local mall and tonight multiple people are under arrest but police say it could have been much worse. i'm jessica dean. yukee washington has the night off. this is the second night in a row there's been trouble at philadelphia mills and there have been similar fights at malls nationwide. eyewitness news reporter al exan degreeia hoff is outside the mall with details. alex? >> reporter: last night there was about 100 teenagers acting disorderly here at mills. when teenagers arrived, police say they were ready. in response to last night's disturbance, 8th district police officers set up a detail with mall security early this morning. when a mass of teens twice the size of the hundred or so who acted out the night before, police were able to keep a majority out of the mall but they say 30 before able to get inside and that is where the real problems began.
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>> when those 30 individuals got in the food court area, they started acting disorderly. they were running around, shouting, yelling, screaming. >> reporter: after resisting attempts by security to intervene, philadelphia 34ris insisted, they say one teen tried to punch an officer. it's a similar scene as to what has been unfolding at various malls around the country as an odd string of unruly teen flash mobs took over post-holiday shopping, in some cases like here at the philadelphia mills tonight, shoppers posted on social media to say they were placed on lock down inside stores that lowered their protective gates with customers still inside. there were no injuries. >> these teenagers, these juveniles were able to get on social media, specifically snap chat, and they were able to all meet up at this location at the philadelphia mills mall. but police were ready for them.
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they were pro active. >> reporter: good luck getting a quality prom date acting like that. seriously. as for the juveniles who were taken into custody, they were charged with failure -- they could be charged with inciting a riot which is a felony offense. >> there are major new developments tonight in a search for a mother. melissa rodriguez was last seen in 2013. tonight authorities were at the home she shared with her husband. four different cadaver dogs hit on a shot in the basement in the home. but digging yielded no sign of the remains of melissa rodriguez. tonight the world is mourning the loss of iconic actress carrie fisher. the daughter of hollywood riilty who gained fame as princess leia
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in "star wars." >> reporter: carrie fisher won the harts hearts of generations as princess leia. princess on screen, hollywood royalty off screen, with a sharp wit and sharper penn. she was born in beverly hills to debbie reynolds and eddie fisher. >> i was writing different takes on obsession, so i think of that as sort of the edge and i thought of it in the car one day driving back from palm springs with the music up loud. >> reporter: fisher turned her acclaimed book into a film starring meryl streep as a recovering addict em broiled in
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constant often funny mother-daughter drama. >> remember my 17th birthday party when you lifted your skirt up -- >> i did not lift my skirt! >> reporter: fisher poked fun at absurdities of show business life. >> any mood stabilizer is a weight gainer. so you feel better but then you're fat so what you gain is a loss. it's not a good situation. >> reporter: fisher spoke about being bipolar and often turned pain into humor, also writing wishful drinking and shock awho will i can. she was briefly married to paul simon in the '80s. years later she gave birth to a daughter. her film career began with the acclaimed film shampoo, and between the "star wars" movies
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she landed a variety of roles. >> someone is staring at you. >> reporter: but nothing could or would loom larger on that screen than fisher in "star wars." >> it was transported you. >> reporter: nearly 40 years after making "star wars" she wrote a bok and for the first time she reveiled an intense affair of harrison ford. fisher spend a lifetime trying to separate the princess from the person. >> i always felt like i was restricted because i was bigger than life and twice as unpleasant. >> reporter: carrie fisher's "star wars" coscars are grieving the loss. in a statement harrison ford called her one of a kind, brilliant, funny and emotionally fearless. billy d. williams said i'm deeply saddened at the news of carrie's passing. the force is dark today and mark
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hamill posted a picture of the young luke and leia he wrote simply no words. devastated. her father singer eddie fisher was born here in philadelphia and fans here are sharing memories of the woman who brought princess leia to life. >> she was very strong and very self-sufficient. >> i was younger than my daughters are and waiting for two hours outside of the menlo park movie theater so we could see "star wars" for the first time. >> george lucas said the role was more difficult than most people thought. the search is on tonight for a 71-year-old mays landing woman and her great granddaughter. they disappeared christmas eve while traveling to north carolina to spend christmas with family. the two were last seen asking for directions at an exxon
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station. she said she was stuck in traffic and that was the last anyone has heard from her. >> i'm going to go with she got lost in the mountains, reception got bad, her car broke down and she's waiting fob somebody to see her. >> her family said she's a retired new jersey transit driver who's used to long hours behind the wheel. they also said she was in good health and never failed to call people back. today marks day 4 in the search for whoever murdered south philadelphia grocery store owner marie buck. the 81-year-old was shot 11 times at point blank range on christmas eve. tonight the captain of philadelphia's homicide unit and a team of investigators canvassed the area where that shooting happened. also tonight authorities are searching for the cause of a 2-alarm fire that destroyed a home in burlington county.
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chopper 3 was over the scene. it took firefighters about an hour to get that fire under control. no one was injured. the red cross is now assisting the family displaced by the fire. and philadelphia's lawn crest section, a close call after a tractor-trailer tractor-trailer crashed at a gas station. that happened around 6:20 this morning at the speedway gas station. that tractor-trailer narrowly missed the gas pump and then caught fire. an suv was also badly damaged in that crash. two people were taken to the hospital in stable condition. the temple owls football team was hoping to make history today. the cherry and white traveled to annapolis maryland to take on wake forest and don bell is joining us a little early now and it was not the outcome that they were hoping for. >> no. they had such high hopes. we all did. >>y. >> however, it did not end the
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way we would like it to have ended. the 23rd ranked owls were heavily fired. temple has the third ranked defense in the nation. none of that mattered. ed foley in a tough spot taking over for matt roles. making guys miss 58 yards to the house. temple down by 14. fourth quarter now, owls trailing by 8. they need to convert on fourth down. walker's pass incomplete and temple sees it as over 34-26 the final score. >> temple had a chance to make history. a record for the most victory in the season but without their head coach, the man that got them to this point they fell short. coach rule however did send them a text before the game. >> just go out there and play as hard as you can and do what you
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do. >> i got that message and we just looked at one of another and was like, dag. like he's still here with us. >> reporter: for seniors this is their last game in cherry in white. the loss a tough one. >> to my teammates, i love you guys, you guys will always and forever be my brothers. that's all i've got to say. >> very disappointed but you know, that's what you've got to hold on to college football programs. i can't wait to keep watching these guys. >> once it all sinks in how close we came in a lot of ways, close to winning this game and how close we came to be in the best temple team ever, when it really sinks in i think it's going to hurt worse than it does right now. >> reporter: yet again it's another disappointing end to the season for temple but a new coach takes over and a new chapter against for temple football. >> all right, lesley, thank you.
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disappointing loss for temple, and coming up later in sports we will have the full highlights for you. >> tough to hear from some of those players. you know they're heart broken. we'll see you in a bit. straight ahead at 11:00, a chaotic scene in the lobby of trump tower. people were told to evacuate because of a suspicious package. what actually ended up being inside of that bag. kate? >> it was a very warm day as we moved into the 60s, near 70 in some spots. 65 in wilmington today. but the temps are dropping right now. clear skies, a cold night. a drastic drop into tomorrow and even the chance for some rain and snow later this week. >> plus the quick actions of a teenager stopped a would-robber in his tracks and it's all caught on camera. that teen tells us what he was thinking when he grabbed the suspect's gun. and some new information surrounding george michael's
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a teen clerk foils a robbery at a convenience store in atlantic city and it's all caught on camera. a 17-year-old works at his family's store. on monday a man walked in and demanded money. he had a gun. he acted like he was going to open the register then quickly grab the robber's bag and gun. he pointed it at the would-be robber who pulled out his mask and pleaded for mercy. he said he wouldn't recommend other people grab a gun from a robber but in this situation he has no regrets. >> i had one secretary to think should i give him the money or take the gun. that's when i took the chance and i took the gun. >> he told police he recognized the suspect who goes by the name eddie who may be responsible for another armed robbery last week on the same street. the leaders of the u.s. and
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japan make history at pearl harbor, the place where japan bombed the u.s. thrusting america into world war ii. president obama joined the japanese prime minister at the memorial uss arizona. he is the first japanese prime minister to make a visit to the memorial alongside a u.s. president. >> the anguish of war remind us some seek the divine spark that is common to all humanity. it insists that we strive to be what our japanese friends call [ speaking japanese ] with and for each other. >> in may, president obama visited hiroshima japan.
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a suspicious package forces an evacuation of trump tower in new york city. this is video posted on twitter. an unattended backpack forced people to run from the building. office waved them to the exits. the bomb squad quickly determined that bag contained harmless children's toys. trump was in florida when that bag was discovered. george michael's partner says the two had plans to go to lunch on christmas day when found the singer dead. he said quote it's a christmas i'll never forget. finding your partner dead peacefully in dead first thing in the morning. i'll never stop missing you. in the meantime fans have left a mountain of letters, flowers and other tributes at the gate of the singer's london home. george michael was 53. december is the season of giving and it turns out january is the month of returns. ups expects to deliver a
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record-breaking 1.3 million packages back to retailers on january 5th alone. the delivery service calls it national returns day and they think it will be the busiest one yet topping last a special celebration today at city hall for kwanzaa in honor of the holiday's 50th anniversary. the week-long celebration was conceived after the 1965watts riots in laejs and each day is dedicated to a different principle. they included music, games, delicious food. the holiday is observed over 8 days. a candle on the menorah is lit every night.
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kate bilo joining us here inside the studios, outside the temperatures were falling but it wasn't really cold if you were going to be outside celebrating today. >> no. i was looking at people you saw people without the hats and the scarves. you didn't need them today, it was in the 60s for us. allentown hit 61. previous record was 59. so definitely a little taste of spring in the air today but it's not going to last. temperatures dropping tonight and definitely going to be feeling much more like winter is supposed to feel for the remainder of the week. even some snow flakes in a few spots. let's start it off with a look outside. you can see our studios looking quiet right now. skies are mainly clear, it's definitely chilly, the cold air finally moving in. there was a little bit of a disconnect between the cold front that came in this morning and the actual cold air. clouds have moved off the coast, that's what brought the shower cloud cover this morning. now skies clearing and the cold finally making its way in as a
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mild day on the whole. it's this little thing you see here over portions of canada an alberta clipper moving into portions of minnesota. fast-moving storm and not a lot of moisture with it. as it comes in on thursday it won't have moisture with it but could lead to slow-downs. pretty comfy for this time of the year but temperatures on their way down. we started the week in the low 50s. today we got well into the 60s in most spots. the average high only 42. tomorrow we're back to normal so it will feel a whole lot colder in comparison with today. 40s, our system moves through and friday is even colder with highs in the 30s. anywhere from the 30s to the 60s this week we've hit each. as we head into wednesday we've got generally quiet conditions,
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seasonable conditions, on thursday morning, this is when that precip moves in. scattered showers or snow showers. 7:00 a.m. it's cold enough for snow in the lehigh valley but quickly warm air will change it into rain and it moves out by midday. this does not have a lot of moisture with it, but that being said it could stay snow long enough in the lehigh valley or poconos to drop a coating meantime just a mix possible in the suburbs at the onset of the precipitation and a transition to all rain. overnight mainly clear, temperatures will drop. 35 is your low. for your wednesday, lots of sunshine noticeably cooler at 43. fast forward into new year's plans if you're making those plans for saturday night, it will be a little chilly. 37 degrees, certainly we've had colder new year's eaves here in philly, we've had wetter and
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snowier. we'll get rid of the rain and snow and the weekend looks quiet. >> don is back with more sports. >> a lot to get to. he may never wear eagles' green again. one of the best players is down and ou [ goat bleat ] by peggy lee playing ] [ it's a good day [ crow caws, music continues ] this is gonna be awesome!
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and welcome back. the temple owls ended their regular season on a 7-game winning streak. then without even stepping on the field, they suffered their biggest loss of the year. the question was could they recover for the military bowl. first quarter we go. what a great catch that is. 7-0 temple. second quarter, wake forest, pouring it on. in for the score, they have 31 unanswered points. temple trailed by 21 at the
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half. here come the owls trying to come back. walker to jennings and he is gone. it's 31-17. now in the fourth, temple down by 8. inside the wake forest 10. philip walker. you can't take that sack. a loss of 22 yards. they settled for a field goal which made it. it is incomplete. the owls rush for negative 20 yards in this game. the season ends with a 34-26 loss. switching gears eagles running back ryan matthew has been placed on injured reserve. he will not play sunday against dallas it also means that the free agent to be may never wear eagles green again. meanwhile the birds are wondering which quarterback they'll see on sunday. the cowboys have already
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clinched. makes it tough for coaches to prepare. >> got to prepare for both. and we probably have to prepare for three different quarterbacks. not just prescott, who we've already played once and we have a lot of film on, romo who has a track record, and then sanchez. plenty of rest and relaxation for the flyers. they haven't played since thursday. the fly guys start a 3-game road trip tomorrow in st. louis. fly guys have lost 3 out of 4. >> especially the way we ended off, that was indicative of our routine, we haven't played in the last two months. want to get a great start in st. louis and carry it on from there. we're looking to get a decent run of points on this trip. >> looks like we caught him right when he came off the ice. a lot of ups and downs on the season, now they've lost 3 out of 4.
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>> and he can catch his breath. >>
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snoop berks county's own taylor swift delivered a special holiday gift to one of her biggest fans. she showed up at his house the day after christmas. the pop superstar gave world war ii veteran and super fan a private concert in front of his family. she reportedly heard about his love of her music on the news. he has been to two of her concerts and he says he hopes to attend one more in his lifetime. it's a good day. kate? >> well, we're watching the upcoming new year's weekend. if your plans have you outside, it looks pretty nice although a little chilly especially new
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year's eve. temperatures in the 20s and low 30s so definitely bundle p for that. chance of showers for the m umpl -- mummer
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