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tonight were pretty much perfect. (vo) make the switch. look for jennie-o ground turkey at a store near you. >> good morning 6:00. >> shane montgomery's family are heart broken. >> tolls on the pennsylvania turnpike are going up. >> reporter: we're going down,
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quick changes over the next couple of days. the warm front pulled through we saw a miserable saturday around the delaware valley. lots of rain and fog, as we look at the center city skyline you can't see the skyline because the fog has reduced the visibility. periods of rain in parts of the area. we'll zoom into wilmington area, you can see shades of yellow representing heavy downpours going up and down, i-95 and 295 from swedesboro to woodbury. another zoom will take us farther to the north in the phoenixville area, same thing rain is coming down from phoenixville to norristown. all that rain is moving quickly from southwest to northeast. on top of that we have fog out there. some of the visibility has been reduced to less than a mile. not only do we have the rain, but we have the fog it's making
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for a slow sunday morning. half mile in lancaster one mill in reading half mile in allentown. 1 1/2 in millville. 3 miles in trenton. over the next couple of hours keep the beams on low never put the beams on high, reduce the speeds. it will get better later on, around 10:00 11:00. rain at times patchy fog 63 degrees that's the spring-like forecasted high. the numbers plunge overnight tonight. that will set up a very cold week. i'll have the details in accuweather when i come back in just a bit. >> philadelphia police are looking for two suspects in the murder of a limo driver. the 25-year-old was shot in the head in front of his girlfriend. police believe one of the limo passengers pulled the trigger. cash and cell phones were taken from the limo. it happened on the 5400 block of
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delancy street in west philadelphia. investigators say the killer was driven way in another vehicle by an accomplice. there is no sign of another suspect the getaway vehicle or the gun. thousands of police officers are expected to attend today's funeral for wenjian liu a new york city police officer who was ambushed in his patrol car. wenjian liu and rafael ramos were gunned down overnight by a man at the time off by the killing of michael brown. his funeral arrangement also were delayed so relatives from china could attend. some philadelphia police officers and other officers from the area are leaving to attend. >> shane montgomery's family is preparing to say farewell to there cherished son. the young man's body was pulled
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from the schuylkill river yesterday ending an ago nice sunrising -- agonizing five week search. kenneth moten has more. shane montgomery has been found his body discovered fully clothe in the schuylkill river saturday before noon. his cell phone on him. >> today we have done what we have promised. we have found and brought shane home. we want to thank every for their support and prayers and love and continue to pray for our family at this trying time. >> reporter: shane 40 days ago after a night out with friends. he was last seen leaving kildare's public around closing time and stumbling across the bridge toward the river near the business. last month divers with the garden state located shane's keys in the water saturday they found him a half mile away ten feet away from the schuylkill
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behind manayunk brewing company. >> where he was he was about waist deep, there are holes that are 7 # feet deep. not real deep. moving current. >> reporter: loved ones watched the drivers work. >> we became family with his family it broke us all down, because we were all out back when they brought shane up it was a shad situation. >> reporter: the investigation is just beginning. police forces say there are no obviously signs of foul play to his body. those who followed the search came to the river with so many questions. >> where would he have gone, what happened to him? that's the big question. >> reporter: even though the schuylkill had been searched divers say scouring the large river was a tedious process.
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an autos will be performed to determine the cause of death. kenneth moten channel 6 "action news." >> annie mccormick will have more reaction in the next half-hour. our coverage continues online at 6abc.com. there you can read about the time line of the search and the comupt -- communicate effort to find shane and we posted information about vigils in the days to come. e-z pass customers will notice a higher charge and those using cash will have to dig deeper because tolls went up for everyone. it will help produce a state transportation funding short fall and reconstruct the roadway and widen it from 4 lanes to 6. it's the 7th increase in seven years. bad weather slows the search torched the bodies of -- to find the bodies of airasia flight victims.
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only 31 bodies have been recovered. officials think they have located large pieces of wreckage on the sea floor. search teams expect to find many of the bodies in that debris. two divers were able to reach the area, but had to return to the surface immediately because of poor weather conditions. so far searchers have not found the black boxes. north korea, pyongyang denied the role in the release of thousands of confidential business files. north korea accused the u.s. of stirring up hostility. the county has expressed fury over the interview which depicts the assassination of kim jong-un. we're having a spring
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fling, hard the only, especially after seeing light snow in the lehigh valley and the northwestern suburbs. meanwhile, real winter is hitting parts of the countries and as chris said we'll feel it by tomorrow. >> reporter: a blizzard in the northern plains snow and 50-mile an hour winds near grand forks, north dakota dropping visibility to near zero causing cars to virtually disappear. only a freight train able to get through the unforgiving wind and snow in minnesota and it is winter in western texas 3 inches of snow in amarillo slowing traffic or worse. frigid temperatures and black ice in odessa caused cars to spin out and trucks to jackknife. >> this morning it was ice. >> reporter: this salt truck slid out of control into this house in pittsburgh,
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pennsylvania. trees ripped down and high winds in mississippi two reported tornados. further east in new york city, swirling snow just a hint of that biting cold from the canadian border coming this week. >> "good morning america" weekend will have coverage of the bitter cold that's at 8:00 right after this newscast. and we'll let you know a big update to our 6abc storm tracker 6 live app. you can report your weather. tap the icon matching your current conditions and add a photo. select your favorite weather pick and share it with your family and friends. the updates are available to download from the apple and google play stores. >> overnight police are asking for your help to find a missing child. 10-year-old louise desmond was reported missing at 7:30. 5 hours before that, he told her
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he was going out to play with a friend. he is 4-foot tall 100 pounds and wearing a jacket and blue jeans. police say he has never run away before. >> more to come on "action news" sunday morning. a mail box is blown apart in south jersey, police are working the case. >> a cargo ship begins to sink overseas an update on what's happening with the crew. firefighters and police face off in delaware, the winners a few families off the ice. chris. >> reporter: nydia get ready for big changes in the weather. high 60s today feeling spring like out there. that gives way to windchills in the teens and 20s by tuesday there will be snow flying by tuesday, as well. i'll have the details in accuweather when we come right back.
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>> welcome back, 6:13, january 4. we are looking live at the philadelphia international airport. there's fog on the runway. >> reporter: let's go live on sky 6. we were stuck in the 30s and
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40s. later this afternoon we'll see temperatures in the 60s once this begins to breakdown. that's the fog right now. that's the view in atlantic city obviously as you can see there, there's not much to his the visibility has been reduced greatly, the fog has rolled in. him we have some areas where the visibility is less than a mild. keep that in the back of your mind if you're traveling over the next couple of hours. on top of that. we have rain falling west of philadelphia. storm tracker 6 live double scan we are picking up shades of yellows heavier downpours radnor and media reporting heavy rain right now. same thing tore jenkintown and and -- for jenkintown and frankford. this is associated with the warm front. when you get to the south underneath the front. temperatures in baltimore and
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washington, d.c. shot up in the 50s, all this warm weather down here, this will pull north over the next several hours again later this afternoon, it will feel like spring out there. 51 on the boards in atlantic city, 48 in dover, 43 in philadelphia. there's still in the 30s in the lehigh valley. again, all this warm air is pushing to the north. today will feel very spring-like. tomorrow when the cold front comes through it will feel like january. we're 11 degrees warmer in philadelphia than we were yesterday at this time. atlantic city and wild, satellite and radar, warm front cutting the delaware valley in half again under here this is where all the spring like areas will be pushing north over the next several hours. future tracker 6 on a positive note it's not a complete washout. we'll have heavy rain that will pull through by 9:30. from that point on we're left with clouds and drizzle and showers.
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it's not a wash today just cloudy and damp. 7:00 p.m., that's the arctic front it will be charging south and east. the temperatures behind this will drop off the cliff. by 8:00 p.m. 5 degrees midnight. temperatures around 49 that's probably going to be the high for tomorrow. watch what happens during the day, the temperatures never get above freezing throughout the afternoon. 7:30 a.m., 31, 2:00, 3:00 p.m. 28 degrees. it's going to be a high of 49. that's going to occur when most of us are sound asleep. the high during the day is around freezing. tuesday morning 9:30, 19 in philadelphia. 13 in reading, 4 in the poconos. that chilly air mass will stick around for the majority of the week. milder today periods of rain, allentown, 38, millville 63.
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atlantic city, 36 degrees the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast numbers dropping off a cliff. monday windy and colder, 35, tuesday, 30, wednesday brisk and cold, thursday, high of 22. >> polar vortex an actual weather term is on the list of worlds or phrases from 2014 that lake superior in michigan says the public banned from use. bea short for baby, anda short for crazy. the university said these are
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misused or over used. >> i would like to get rid of polar vortex. >> reporter: we won't use any of those words we'll be backy just a moment. thank you, cable. for the slower internet upload speeds. for fewer video on demand titles. for taking longer to upload our movies. for making me wait
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>> new this morning all 25 crew members of a car carrier
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ship has been rescued after the ship ran aground off the southern coast of england. it began listing after hitting a sand bar near the isle of white. the vessel registered in singapore left south hampton ton for germany. it has a large number of vehicles on board. cooler conditions are helping hundreds of firefighters who are trying to contain a massive fire that forced thousands from their homes. dozens of homes have been destroyed and officials fear another 20 homes are gone. it is summer and hot and windy conditions have fanned the flames. several firefighters have been treated for minor injuries including smoke inhalation. no other injuries have been reported. in cincinnati hundreds turned out for a candle light vigil to honor a transgender teen who took her own life.
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she left a suicide note felt that she was no way out because her family didn't understand that she identified as a female. they hope to show support for other transgendered teens who may feel the same way. >> reporter: the boston bomber suspect, scar tsarnaev who has pleaded not guilty to 30 charges connected to the april 13 explosions. 3 people were killed arena 60 people wounded. if convicted he could face the death penalty. life's running out of shaving stuff. and thankfully being able to find backups.
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nchts welcome back everyone, 6:24 sunday morning. storm tracker 6 live double scan is showing what it showed yesterday at this time. periods of rain, heavy at times most of us it is west of the delaware chester montgomery and bucks county we're seeing heavy rain. you can see the schuylkill expressway traveling westbound toward the pennsylvania turnpike heavy rains lots of yellows and orange also towards malvern and exton. same thing crossing the delaware river into south jersey, 295, to the jersey turnpike, florence to riverside, heavy rain for the next hour or so. very warm today we're in the 60s. and then the numbers crash overnight tonight and they will at this point to fall all the way down to 20 degrees for the high by thursday. guys? >> thanks, chris, if you fell asleep before the sixers tipoff
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in l.a. last night you did not miss much. they got crushed. nerlens noel with this, how about this rookie sam son with that commanding dunk. it was the clippers in control. the sixers have lost five straight games. >> the flyers also came out on the losing end in new jersey, ducis rogers has that an more. >> reporter: good morning we'll start off on the ice no claude giroux last night. the flyers decided to sit their captain after he suffered a cut to the lower leg in the previous game. not sure that his presence would have helped. it means nothing if you can't win games. ray emory not his best showing.
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1-0, new jersey, end of the period inside ten seconds the flyers give up another one. it's 3-0. he gets the hat trick. the flyers lose 5-2 they drop five straight to finish the road trip 3-5. the eagles made big news with the restructuring of the football operation department. basically chip kelly gets to run the show. he'll be in charge of all personnel decision including the nfl draft. he'll replace tom gamblele who left earlier in the week. a packed house in charlotte despite rain. cam newton picks whitiker does
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not rest. arizona is halted to 77 yards, the lowest total in nfl playoff history, the panthers win 27-16. steelers and ravens in the afc wild card game. ravensen down 3-0. midway through the 4th. baltimore looking to extend the lead, south jersey, joe flaco seven road wins in the playoffs. the ravens win 30-17 they visit the patriots next week. that should be a good one. that's a look at sports this morning, i'm ducis rogers, you have yourself a terrific day!
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>> saying goodbye arc sea of blue is turning out this morning to honor a slain new york city police officer. plus, shane montgomery's mother expresses gratitude for all those who searched for her missing son. the search has come to a saddened. >> sky 6 looking over looking wilmington delaware. we're in for a foggiy day this morning and we're in for a wet
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day. >> chris sowers is tracking the storm. >> reporter: it's such a waste when you have this kind of weather. when we have temperatures in the 60s that's a bone us, but wiewl see drizzle and patchy fog and low-level clouds. it's not a nice will looking day but it will be world. visibility a mile in millville .8 in allentown. we have heavy rain pushing through parts of the area from wilmington to trenton. the i-95 corridor, you see the yellows and darker shades of green this is heavy rain pushing east ward. in the next half-hour or 45 minutes or so, this should be
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out of here. right now we're seeing ponding on roadways and that will reduce visibility. we'll zoom into trenton i-95 new jersey turnpike, route 130 heavy downpours, you can see the yellows and oranges take it slow and allow universal extra time. day planner 47 degrees, patchy fog, showers out there 1:00 p.m., same drill up to 59. 4:00. showers around, most of the fog will have lifted at that point but not that nice looking out there. 63 degrees is the temperature reading by 4:00. big chances on the horizon. an arctic front pushes through. this has nothing to do with the polar vortex. 5 degrees in omaha. him -- minus 3 in bismarck. >> "action news" on the 1200 of
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block of sequoia drive. they check out surveillance cameras hoping to provide video of the person who did this. there were similar cases in this partly of cherry hill. police would not confirm it or say why the mail box was destroyed. a contingent of philadelphia police officers are heading to new york city to attend the funeral of wenjian liu. the action cam was at the fraternal orderly of police as officers left for the funeral. wenjian liu was gupped down by a man -- gunned down by a man who then killed himself. the 32-year-old police officer was on the force for 7 years he was married two months before he was killed. rallies in delaware county will show support for police officers. the one on baltimore pike in springfield, the other on the
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corner of high street in west chester with. protest for racial justice condemned the death of michael brown and eric garner. it was in support of the black lives matters movement. shane montgomery know he is not coming home. divers discovered the missing college student's body around noon. he was fully clothed with his cell phone on him. sources close to the investigation tell "action news" there appear to be no signs of foul play. shane disappeared 40 days ago after a night out with friends thanksgiving morning. he was last seen leaving kildare's public around closing time. he was found less than a mile away. >> where he was was about waist deep. for the most part it's 6 7-foot. not real deep. just moving current. >> the medical examiner is conducting an autopsy to try to determine the cause of death.
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>> you can only imagine the grief that shane montgomery's family is feeling right now. this after spending every waking moment knocking on doors and getting shane's photograph in front of anyone and everyone who might know something. "action news" was there when the family broke the news shane montgomery's body was found. >> today we have done what we have promised, we have found and brought shane home. >> reporter: shane montgomery's parents fought tears to say thank you shortly after the divers discovered their 21-year-old son. >> we thank everybody for their support and prayers and love and to continue praying for our family at this trying time. >> reporter: the family put flyers in shop windows and sub tooted a tree lighting for a vigil during the west chester's student's disappearance. his parish, st. john baptist
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became ground zero for search and rescue operations out of the basement. >> he is home with god and his family. >> reporter: some parishners entering saturday evening mass just learned the news. >> thank god, i was praying everyday that they would find him for the parents. >> reporter: shane you uncle sharing mixed emotions. >> you were hoping it wasn't shane, but at the same time he was in god's hands he'll never feel pain or rain, he'll always be happy. >> reporter: during his disappearance his family member gave out green ribbons, which was shane's favorite colors, those ribbons are all over the christmas tree at st. john baptist church. his mother thanked the organizations that worked to helped to find her son and thanking philadelphia police at this time no funeral arrangement
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also have been made. reporting in manayunk, annie mccormick channel 6 "action news." >> the 7-year-old girl who was the only survivor of a small plane crash in kentucky has been released from the hospital. the plane went down after making off from florida on friday. her parents sister and cousin were all killed. but sailor somehow managed to climb out of the wreckage and walk a mile without a shoes in near freezing temperatures to find help. she knocked on the door of the first half she found. larry will kins was stunned when he opened the door. >> i opened the door, 7 years old, bloody, she said her parents were dead and she had been in a plane crash. >> federal investigators are examining the plane. the pilot reported engine trouble before losing contact with air traffic controllers. >> happening today, president obama is expected to return to the white house from his
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hawaiian vacation. the 114th congress gets to work this week. the house and senate are controlled by republicans. it will count more minorities and women than ever. for the first time african-american members of both gender are representing both parties will be among the ranks. more than a dozen teenagers have the chance to be stars for the night at penns landing. 18 teenagers many of them in the autism spectrum were there to celebrate the new album they produced. it will fund the comedian music school of philadelphia. >> much more to come on "action news" this morning. >> chris sowers is back with the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast. >> chamber music pianist comes
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home we look at his concert and accomplishments. >> and ballerina battles one move at a time. it's an admission that stunned her coach.
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>> it's pretty, but you can have it. this is massachusetts where several inches of snow fell. five inches are expected in the
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best of my berkshires. >> reporter: we have a lot of cold on the way but we might get our first accumulation, we're only talking about a an inch. let's go live on sky of. penns landing the river rink. it's lit up in green. it's a dreary day to be ice skating. it's going to be warm, temperatures in the 60s periods of rain, not a nice day around the delaware valley. that all changes tomorrow. i'll show you that in just a second, storm tracker 6 live double scan showing rain pushing through the trenton area and moving toward new york. more showers to the southwest. frankford reporting a heavy downpour along route 1. getting over on the to the other
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side of the delaware river riverside, moderate rain. bristol and florence reporting heavier downpours we'll continue to see this over the next couple of hours. things will ease up a bit probably after 10:00 or so. from that point on it's mainly cloudy and damp, showers from time to time, patchy drizzle again you could see more showers toward the southwest. temperature wise there will be the story over the next 36 hours. warm air today and numbers drop of a cliff tomorrow. allentown, 36 degrees. philadelphia, 43. millville, 47. sea isle city, 51. off the screen you get into the baltimore and washington, d.c. metro areas and surrounding suburbs south and east, they are well up in the 50s that mild air will pull toward the north. you can see how broken up the moisture is. once the batch pulls through there's not too much left. it's not going be to a nice day but it's not going to be raining
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each and every hour of the day. there's a little bit of good news there. future tracker 6 lots of clouds, damp and patchy fog. the arctic front barrels through awnders -- around 7:00 p.m. along that front there could thunderstorms across south jersey. once that pulls through the cold air starts to work in. 55 degrees by 8:30 p.m. numbers start to drop off 1:00 p.m., 42, 30s, north and west monday morning and monday afternoon, north and west you're staying in the 20s all day tomorrow. philadelphia 5:30, 28 degrees, trenton, 27. you factor in on top of that the winds. it will feel like 14 in allentown, 14 in reading, 5 in the poconos, 19 in philadelphia. a clipper system pushes into the
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delaware valley tuesday morning this could produce light snow. i was reluctant to show this at first, because i think this will change several times before we get into tuesday morning. temperatures will be below freezing the clipper will slide through, snow will fall. consumes -- accumulations don't look too heavy out of this. tuesday is the day you have to pay close attention. there will be slick roads out there. today 636 degrees, patchy fog, and overnight tonight hours around this evening,, otherwise clouds give way to stars, windy and colder, 30 degrees outlying suburbs, 32 center city. windchills in the 20s. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast shows the temperatures stay in the 20s as we get into wednesday and thursday 63 degrees, 35 monday,
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windchills in the 20s. tuesday, snow expected, 30 degrees windchills in time 20s. wednesday, windy and cold, 28. windchills in the teens. thursday brisk and frigid high of 22. windchills in the teens. friday and saturday, 33 and 35 degrees. makes me a little happier. thanks, chris. new this morning a 4-year-old boy is in critical condition after nearly drowning in a wave pool on a crews ship. the oasis of the sea returned to port to get the child to the hospital. the boy slipped below the surface of the water in the wave pool on the 15th deck. he was under water anywhere from 35 to 10 minutes. crews u.s. are trying to figure out -- crews are trying to figure out why it took so long to see that the boy was under water. >> a father is asking for your help torched a hit-and-run driver.
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here's rick williams. >> reporter: the start of the new year is not easy for the evening of patrick coyle senior. it's been two years since he was struck and killed on city avenue in the wynnfield heights section. it happened at 2:30 a.m. tuesday, january 1 2013. the driver fled the scene. coyle's son described him as the life of the party. >> funny guy easy going help out, loved helping people. really good sense of humor. >> reporter: witnesses of the accident were only able to give police a vague description of the vehicle saying was a gold or silver four-door does an. there's a 6,000-dollar reward that reward will go to anyone with information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible. anonymous tips can be given at
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215-546-tips. for crime fighters i'm rick williams, channel 6 "action news."
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>> a house fire in wilmington injured a firefighter and killed a puppy. flames shot from the home last night on the 200 block of west summit avenue. a ffort was treated for a minor injury and refused to go to the hospital. the dog was pulled from the home but could not be saved. no word on what sparked the blaze. in montgomery obama a veteran was laid to rest seven years after he was declared missing in action. the remains of peyton mattis junior disappeared 44 years ago. his surviving family members say this was an unexpected blessing. mathis was laid to rest with full military honors.
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6:50 the new year means it's time to take stock of your personal finances. there are ways to protect and boost your bank account. abc news chief financial officer lays out the top tips. >> reporter: here's five smart money moves to get you fit in the new year. annual your credit report and now is the time to check it over and know where you stand so nothing is standing in the way of you getting a mortgage, credit card or car loan ahead. step two get automated from your banking to your bills set up auto pays to save time and late fees in the year ahead and unsubscribe from any services your no longer using. round up credit and debit card
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purchases and automatically deposit the change into a saving account. spend 2.15 on a coffee and acorns deposit into your checking account. step four, turn your phone into a financial advisor. no need to pay a broker big bucks. well front helps you set your goals and recommend and invest your money in low fee funds. step five, max out that 401k. start the year right by setting up automatic contributions. the if you're struggling with where to stash the cash, use this simple rule of thumb, 100 minus your age should be how much you put in stocks. 0 years old that's 70% in stocks. 50 years old dial it back to 50%, the rest ask go into money
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market and bond funds rebecca jarvis abc news new york.
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(vo) at jennie-o, we heard of a place in iowa where every thursday people ride ten miles for tacos. we thought we'd show up and surprise them with a better kind of taco, made with jennie-o ground turkey, cooked thoroughly to 165. (mom) i'd feed my kids turkey tacos over regular tacos any day. (woman) i think that they're light and they're just fresh tasting. (vo) it's time for a better taco. (kid) the tacos tonight were pretty much perfect. (vo) make the switch. look for jennie-o
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ground turkey at a store near you. >> from our delaware newsroom, some of wilmington's finest hit the ice for charity. the police department took on the fire department. all the money raised is to the be positive foundation for children with cancer. a balance ballerina made a stunning admission this year she is defying the odds.
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>> reporter: she was performing since she was 6. she turned 21 on new year's eve. she moves in perfect unison with the other dancers. >> i don't think about it while i'm dancing. at age 13, jamie meyer was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder that left her with no central vision, only peripheral, but it hasn't stopped her from pursuing her passion. >> i wanted to be a ballerina. that never changed. >> reporter: in fact she didn't tell her fellow dancers a until a few months ago. her teacher has known for less than a year. >> i learned about a year ago, i was like, wow she has done such a great job. >> reporter: she didn't want to be treated differently. when she said she is performing, the only difficult she has is
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locating the stage markings and leading the stage. >> i don't adapt as quickly to light changes and grab a friend and go off stage. >> reporter: her disease is stabilized. doctors say she will never go completely blind. she has central vision loss, and the possibility of blindness. >> reporter: what she does have is the freedom to dance. she has a collection of exerpts from various ballets that will happen at the grand opera house the first weekend of february. >> so grateful and beautiful. >> 6:57, there's another hour of "action news" straight ahead. storm tracker 6 live double scan live it's been a wet weekend, meteorologist chris sowers is calling for a spring fling and a quick plunge back into the arctic blast. >> from the world's most
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celebrated classic pianist for one night. we have a preview in 6abc loves the arts.
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n good morning 7:00 a.m. january 4. snow rain, a big warmup and dramatic cool down due in the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast. >> shane montgomery's family is heart broken. the missing college student's body has been found. kenneth moten talked to police about the investigation. >> paying more, tolls went up on the pennsylvania turnpike. let's go outside with meteorologist chris sowers and the accuweather forecast. good morning chris. >> reporter: good morning to you, nydia. we have a couple of issues out here this morning first is the fog and second some of the heavier downpours pulling through. we'll go over the numbers we'll show you the visibilities out here we'll slow it down this morning, we have visibilities less than a half mile. allentown, half mile. same thing with lancaster. millville, 2 miles. reading 1.7. these numbers have come up in the last hour. they were down to about a half mile or less a half-

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