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good afternoon, sara bloomquist is off and in the news, a man is shot just two blocks from his home in south philadelphia. the lucky reason is he expected to survive. and a gift for local drivers, the new jersey gas station driving less than $2 a gallon today. but the big story is the wet weather affecting travel plans as people head out for the holidays, rain and low clouds are causing delays at the philadelphia international airport and flights are canceled or late elsewhere in the country and one today's rain clears out there is another round on the way and is expected to linger on christmas eve. lets begin with meteorologist, karen rogers at the "action news" big board with the latest from accuweather. >> that is right. stormtracker 6 live double scan showing no rain out there right
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now, just a little touch of drizzle we are currently dealing with and that is it. and the issue is the fog, that is still plaguing us, for this hour in the day, 1.3 mile visibility is a big deal. 1.5 in reading and wilmington 1.3 in wilmington and 1 mile visibility in atlantic city. that adds to the gloom out there that we have been that will stay with us for at least 24 hours, lets look at the travel weather, we are not the only area of kevin, in philadelphia, one hour delays because of the low ceilings, when you look across the board rain in atlantic, we may see flight delays and newark, 87 minute flight delays. and today is not the worst of the weather days, tomorrow we get the heavier rain, today it's just the low ceilings that is
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causing the problem. we look at satellite 6 along with action radar and it wasn't heavy we have a break in the action and clouds and drizzle and as you head out later on, you'll expect it will just be rain and 51 degrees and mild out there right now, and even in mount pocono, 30s at this point, as you head out for your evening commute expect cloud cover with drizzle or a quick passing shower, 52 degrees and by 5:30, we are holding at that temperature and not budging a whole lot. the heavier rain comes in time for christmas eve, details on that in the seven-day forecast in just a few minutes. >> thank you. >> lets switch live to "action news" reporter walter perez at the philadelphia international airport. he is monitoring the situation in the skies. some flight cancellations and
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delays at this point as karen mentioned. most are on schedule at this time but that is expected to change tonight because christmas eve is tomorrow and the weather is expected to turn for the worst and travelers have been incentive to hit the roads. aaa is predicting 98.6 million americans will travel 40 miles or more, the biggest upward trend in five years and tumbling gas prices is the primary reason, the national price stands at $2.55 that, is 69 cents than a year ago and that marks the lowest prices we have seen in five years. coupled with the fact that airfare fell 16%. and air travel is expected to rise 1% from last christmas with
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1.7 million travellers threeing. people at philadelphia international airport says the congestion isn't bad. >> despite the weather, we came here on time and we had a car and someone drop us off at the airport and we are heading to chicago where a bunch of our kids are hosting christmas. things are good. >> my daughter is home from college and haven't seen her for a while and a chance to kick back before the first of the year. >> one final tidbit, aaa expects to rescue 1.1 million motorists over the season because of break downs, like batteries and flat tires and lockouts check the tread depth on your tires and don't forget your keys. >> walter, thank you. you can keep track of the changing weather over the
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holidays with, visit for storm tracker 6 radar and both the hourly and seven-day forecast and the latest video from our "action news" meteorologist. >> we are following a developing story in mullica hill, new jersey, claire -- clear view high school is in lockdown. all students and staff are safe, but the mantua police departments are conducting an investigation, we'll continue to update this story as we get more information on air and online, at from mullica hill, new jersey. in dole wear police are trying to figure out how a school bus crashed into a light pole with two dozen children on board. katherine scott reports now from wilmington.>> reporter: after t
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happened on school property. the front wheels were lifted off the ground and crushed over the concrete base of a light post at a parking lot at a middle school in newark, this was the children's last day of school before holiday break, the accident took place at 7:00 a.m., 11 of them complained of injuries mainly bumps and bruises and were taken to the dupont hospital for children and now delaware state police are investigating what led up to the crash, the driver works with the christina school district transportation department. they did not talk about her driving record or how long she has been with the district. officials have not spoken on camera. in wilmington, katherine scott,
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channel 6 "action news" a 33-year-old man is recovering after being shot on his way home from a store this morning. one bullet hit the man in the back and narrowly missed his spine. the victim managed to run two blocks to run for help and investigators found three shell casings on the scene, five people were forced out of their home overnight in darby, the blaze started in the two story house on gulf road, the red cross was called to help the family displaced by the fire. a fugitive wanted for a rape wanted since 2010, alberto suarez is back in philadelphia, police say that he is suspected of raping a woman back in 2010 as she was waiting for the bus
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across the street from police headquarters, the woman was strangled and he is accused of raping a teenage girl in march of 2010. and the man was arrested by mexican authorities since 2012. the families of two slain new york city police officers are preparing to bury their loved ones amid protests against police conduct. we are live in washington this noon with the latest. >> reporter: good afternoon rick, in new york today the hope for peace and healing as mayor deblasio visits the officer's memorial for the first time. flags, flying at half staff in new york city to honor the two offic officers executed in the line of duty. asking for a pause in the
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protest movement in the wake of the chokehold death of eric garner and the shooting of michael brown. some are heading the message. eric garner's daughter is rejecting violence in her father's name and is paying respect to the officers. in brooklyn where the officers were ambushed, community leaders spoke of unity. >> we must talk of unity in the wake of this tragedy. >> the man was identifies as ismaaiyl brinsley. >> i just feel devastated and that it's around my corner, because everybody is really all connected. >> shock waves are felt i don't
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understand new york city, officers as far away as florida are more vigilant. >> when an officer is gunned down like that, we feel it here deep in our hearts. >> mayor lasio is set to start a moment of silence. and now the deal with cuba and the u.s., christie says that the u.s. is getting too little in the deal, during a live tv interview, the governor added that it's quote, unacceptable to have diplomatic relations with cuba when it's harboring a cold blooded cop killer, he wrote president obama to demand the return of joanne chesimard. and now trump says that a
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new life line offered by carl icahn, would keep the taj mahal open and the financing offer comes without the strings he originally attached. well, christmas arrived on wall street today as the dow jones industrial average hit a milestone, the dow climbed past 18,000 late this morning due to a better than expected economic report thanks to a better than expected commerce report. right now hovering around 18,041 and change. there is much more to come on "action news" at noon, down to the wire for last minute shoppers, we'll have a live report from the quaker bridge mall in new jersey, and a texas weather man survived a shooting, and now is sharing details about the ambush and recovery.
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also, meteorologist, karen rogers is back with a closer look atsd the christmas day forecast. no matter who you are, if you have type 2 diabetes, you know it can be a struggle to keep your a1c down. so imagine ... what if there was a new class of medicine that works differently to lower blood sugar? imagine loving your numbers. introducing once-daily invokana®. it's the first of a new kind of prescription medicine that's used along with diet and exercise
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if you experience any of these symptoms, stop taking invokana® and call your doctor right away or go to the nearest hospital. tell your doctor about any medical conditions, medications you are taking, and if you have kidney or liver problems. using invokana® with a sulfonylurea or insulin may increase risk of low blood sugar. it's time. lower your blood sugar with invokana®. imagine loving your numbers. ask your doctor about invokana®. north korea's internet is up and running after a ten hour
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shut down overnight after the u.s. vowed to respond to north korea's hack attack against sony pictures, they declined to say if the u.s. was responsible for the cyber attack, the outage could have been caused by anything from a deliberate attack to a power failure. two people that died during an australia hostage rescue were paid tribute to today. they were both held captive at the lint chocolate cafe when a gunman stormed the business. police shot their way inside to free the victims, they were killed in the flurry of gun fire and the suspect was also killed . we are learning more about the delta baggage handler, smuggling guns, the fbi says that eugene harvey snuck 129
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weapons through atlanta's airport. in most occasions he transported them to a former handler that flew them to new york city on a buddy pass. delta airline says they are cooperating with the investigation. a television meteorologist, who was shot in his station's parking lot, spoke publically for the first time yesterday. patrick crawford was shot at 11 times outside of the kcen in temple, texas, last wednesday and after a press conference he thanked the doctors that saved his life. and said it was the first time he ever saw the suspect. >> the one thing i do want to state about the incident i was reading online and everything, is that the man that shot me didn't say any words to me and there was no interaction whatsoever, he just started
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shooting at me as i was leaving the parking lot, there was no interaction and i did not know him. >> the gunman used a semi automatic weapon and ran off, he has not been caught. santa delivered an early christmas present for drivers in new jersey, gas under $2 a gallon, it said gas for $1.99 at a station in lakewood, ocean county. there is much more to come on "action news" at noon, including a new recall that impacts millions of coffee drinkers and a crack down on caffeine powder. that and much more when "action news" at noon comes right back.
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7 million coffee machines made by keurig are causing a has discuss situation. model numbers k 10 can spray hot water and 90 people say they have been burned. the numbers start with 31 printed on the bottom. customers should contact keurig to set up a free repair. and now the government is setting up a lawsuit against companies that sell caffeine powder, it is linked to two deaths including an ohio teenager, it's widely available
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on the internet. the fda does not have the ability to pull it from the parquet because it's considered a diet supplement. well, the "action news" team is working on news stories beginning at 4:00. like this one, it includes details on extreme cases of road rage caught on camera. why one driver tried to ram two young women off the highway in california, and move over a new run is in town but the finish line is just steps away from the start. what is behind the world's shortest race? i like that.
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♪ that's how it goes whenever it snows. ♪ ♪ the world is your snowball just for a song. ♪ ♪ get out and move it along. ♪ meteorologist karen rogers
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is back with the holiday forecast. it's soggy getting there that is for sure, lets look at stormtracker 6 live double scan around the region, we are dry now and just a touch of drizzle here or there, and man is it gloomy out there. lets go outside the action exam cam is around the area, looking at the holly tree, my good friend amy shot that. even when it's raining our city is beautiful lets look at these numbers, 51 degrees, it's mild out there and the clouds and rain and fog and dew point 49 degrees and moisture in the atmosphere and drizzle in spots right now, winds out of the northeast and breezy, the pressure is 30.06 inches, at this hour to have barely visibility at a mile, philadelphia international airport showing low ceilings, 1.5 in reading and 1.5 in
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trenton and 1 mile in atlantic city. we have seen so little sunshine over the past month and now these low clouds, can't see past a mile and the rain is out of here but we see showers here or there. and a touch of drizzle. the rest of the day is not terribly wet but damp and gloomy with the low clouds, future tracker 6, yes we have the clouds and showers, maybe a brief one and a touch of drizzle. this is a look at christmas eve at 6:00 in the morning, some of the rain starts to come through, periods of rain, not constant all day but it can be heavy at times, this is 10:00 in the morning and then a heavier cell moving through at 10:00 in the afternoon, looks like the first half of the day could be wetter than the second half and then christmas morning, this is 10:00, when are you opening presents on thursday morning it looks dry at that point and the sun will start to peek out at
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the end of the day. and a touch of drizzle and then holding in the 50s, 49 overnight, no concerns with things icing up, just rain out there even in the poconos, today cloudy and a touch of drizzle and christmas eve periods of rain heavy at times, maybe up to an inch, but not constantly all day. here is your exclusive accuweather forecast, cloudy and drizzle today. tomorrow christmas eve periods of rain some which could be heavy and breezy, 56 degrees, on thursday, christmas day it's windy and 59 for your high. it's a dry day with sunshine and nice and sunny for the beginning of kwanzaa, and saturday staying mild and 54 with lots of sunshine and clouds, on sunday late rain and 48 degrees, we are glooming up again and mostly
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cloudy skies and 40 degrees for your high and for this point monday looks high and it's gloomy and damp and tomorrow the rain hits us. >> we'll be ready.
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"action news" at 12:30 continues. hello againer here are the stories we are following for you
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on "action news" at 12:30, a school bus crashes into delaware leaving several children hurt and the bus driver was hospitalized as well. and the sony hacking leads to a twitter. >> and a warning for holiday travellers, be careful what you share about your plans on social media, because you may come home to an empty house. we begin with the latest on the forecast and it's a damp and dreary tuesday. and rain is falling over the region. light rain fell on center city, folks here on 18th and market streets are staying dry with umbrellas, get ready for the weather is unfortunately getting worse for christmas eve tomorrow. looking live at sky 6 hd, the rain and fog is and issue for people trying to fly in and out of people at philadelphia international airport, and there are a lot of delays on the board right now, as


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