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not just me, we intend the next 15 months fighting for what we have always cared about, what my family has always cared about with every ounce of our being, and working alongside the president and members of congress and our future nominee, i am absolutely certain we are fully capable of accomplishing extraordinary things. we can do this. and when we do, america won't just win the future we'll own the finish line. thank you for all being so gracious to jill and me for the last six or eight months and our whole career for that matter, but i'm telling you we can do so much more. and i'm looking forward to continuing to work with this man to get it done. >> thank you. >> [ applause ] >> there it is joe biden closing
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the window on running for president, he cited the grieving process. his son beau died in may. we'll have more coverage coming up in our next half our on 6abc.com, and on "action news" beginning at 4:00. we'll be right back.
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hello again here are the stories we are following at 12:30. federal authorities are on the scene at a series of church fires, predominantly black churches near st. louis. philadelphia police are looking for four men captured on surveillance cameras in the robbery of a grocery store. and why the alleged ring leader is being called a modern day ferris bueler. we begin with breaking news moments ago joe biden announced he would not be running for president. with president obama and wife, jill biden, by his side, he referenced the grieving process after the death of his son, beau. >> beau is our inspiration and i believe we are out of time, the time needed to mount a winning campaign for the nomination,
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while i will not be a candidate, i will not be silent. i intend to speak out clearly -- >> biden who is 72 years old has run for president twice, once in 1988 and once in 2008, he was derailed by allegations of plagiarism in 1988 and after finishing fifth in the caucuses in 2008, he pulled out and joined the race seven months later as president obama's running mate. a manhunt is underway this noon after a string of fires set at predominantly black churches in the st. louis area. >> reporter: six churches all just outside of st. louis, missouri, and located within three miles of each other are looking at repairs over
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$300,000. >> it's a strain when resources have to be used to repair as opposed to feeding the homeless and have a food pantry or a utility system. >> damage was done to one church so bad services had to be held on the front lawn. >> it's arson. >> each fire was set in the middle of the night, all are predominantly black congregations and not far from the scene of rioting in ferguson, missouri, when michael brown, an unarmed black teen was shot by a white officer. >> for church leaders they admit the situation is unsettling, but their hearts go out right now to that one person who police believe is behind all of this. >> we have forgiven that person and prayed for that person, but
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i want that person to get help and i want people to find out why, so they can heal. this is a broken spirit. >> police say they are stepping up patrols and developing profiles of possible suspects adding that there is a $400,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in this case. back here in our area, investigators are trying to figure out what left a man and two dogs injured in the olney section overnight. the fire broke out on geneva after few just before 3:00 a.m., it starts in the rear of the house and spread to the second floor, a 70-year-old man was rushed to einstein with burns to his hands and smoke inhalation and the dogs were treated at the scene. fire forced four people out of their montgomery home monday night, the blaze broke out on
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the 500 block of green street in landsdale, firefighters tell us the flames were coming from the first and second floors when they arrived just after 12:30 a.m. the american red cross is helping those displaced. philadelphia police are searching for four men that robbed a grocery store in kingsessing, here is surveillance video of the crime, one thief broke the door and then struck the clerk in the face with a gun and a second thief forced a clerk to the rear of the store and stole his wallet. if you have information police want to hear from you. turning from the weather now, a gorgeous day out there, temperatures above normal and the sun is shining and meteorologist, david murphy is outside and has a check of your accuweather forecast. >> feeling nice on the terrace right now sara, look at satellite, the sunshine is hitting the leaves behind me and there might be a little bit of
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cloud cover popping up here and there, and it's high and thin enough to let in sun, 65 in philadelphia, and 70 up the coast in new york city and 63 down south in washington, but we are looking warm all of us, 72 by 2:00 and that is your high 75 and mostly sunny skies and winds are light, after sun down we fall back down to the 50s fairly quickly, when i step inside we'll look at the exclusive accuweather forecast. >> thank you. much more ahead here on "action news" at 12:30, she refused to be robbed, a gas station clerk fights back against a knife-wielding bandit, what she did to make him leave her store. and the host of the 88 and academy awards show is announced. we'll tell you who it is when we come back. vince mazzeo-
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fighting to save atlantic county. chris brown's attacks? the press calls them "embarrassing" political "posturing." the truth? chris brown and will pauls opposed the atlantic city rescue plan, even though it would save thousands of our jobs. we already know they're propped up by north jersey casino interests. and pauls even wanted the vote to allow north jersey casinos "this year." now they brag about helping atlantic county. but there's a word for politicians like that. hypocrite. hundreds of migrants and refugees spend the night in the freezing cold trying to get in croatia from serbia, they called
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the conditions hellish, and after a long night they were about to get to the border this morning. the police were deployed to the area to stem the flow of people but stepped away to let the migrants through. people evacuated in texas were allowed to go home today, but this is what is greeting homeowners, the charred remains of 64 homes and the scorched earth could cause other problems, heavy rains expected in the region and there is no vegetation to stop a flash flood. bill cosby has replaced his long time attorney, his new lawyer is taking on two lawsuits against the comedian, judy huff claims that cosby sexually abused her at the playboy mansion in the 70s when she was just 17 years old and janice
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dickinson is suing cosby. it did not include a reason for the replacement. three high school students in new york are in serious trouble today. they are accused of hacking into the computer system to change their grades and even their schedules. >> reporter: this morning, three new york students trading the classroom for the courtroom. facing serious charges for allegedly hacking into their long island high school's computer system. saying that daniel suarez used his cyber skills to boost grades for him and a friend and access records of hundreds of other students, his alleged
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accomplices both 17. >> he has missed nine days. >> i asked for a car and got a computer. >> but they say this is no laughing matter, types of information may have been student i.d. numbers, names and address and contact information and student schedules. >> he maintains his innocence. a gas station clerk would not allow a knife-wielding man that robbed her north carolina store to walk away without a fight, he demands money, and a scuffle enshoes, the man grabbed the cash and ran out, she ran out with pepper spray and pepper sprayed him through his sun roof but still managed to get away
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with the cash. a passenger on board of an american airlines flight had to be escorted off the plane and the man was headed from san jose to dallas and became unruly, they say that the 26-year-old man was drunk and disruptive and had to be restrained. american airlines will not be pressing charges against the man, coming up another check of your accuweather forecast, as we step outside, sky 6 hd showing you atlantic city, a beautiful picture, meteorologist, david murphy, has the update from accuweather when we come right back.
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jerry seinfeld one happy fan as the mets took a lead over the
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cubs laugh night. the mets won 5-2 and can advance to the world series for the first time with a victory tonight. we are happy for a different reason. >> that will be the phillies in three years with all of those good young pitchers coming up. stormtracker 6 live double scan we have a really nice afternoon building and there is no rain, as we look outside, the action cam shooting the fall flowers and lots of sunshine on the flowers today from the stoort to the finish. 68 in the city, getting comfortable and dew point is low, winds not strong, probably averaging 5 to 10. and 70 in allentown in wilmington and cooler down the shore next to the ocean water. we expect the majority of the day to be mainly sunny. up in allentown lots of sun and
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warm and 75 is your forecast high there, cooler at the shore with a high only in the upper 60s in spots and sunny and pleasant though, in philadelphia a high of 75, mostly sunny and beautiful and there is that light wind we are talking about, the overnight low dipping to 53, not bad for the overnight low for this time of year, milder than this past overnight in philadelphia. in between we have the evening commute and sunglasses and opening the windows a bit if you get out on the roads early. the high of 75 and by 5:30, the low 70s, once the sun goes down we dip down into the 60s and a cold front from the west and high pressure comes in behind it, tomorrow 76 degrees with a chance of a shower at night and then behind it on friday and saturday highs only about 60 degrees, so things are changing, in terms of rain clouds get thicker in the afternoon if we
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see a shower, probably not until the evening but it looks like it is falling apart. this is what the models are showing a trace of rain north and west and maybe someone near the i-95 corridor gets something but not a whole lot. one model has a quarter inch but we are not really expecting that. highs are very warm, and tomorrow we have got 62 on thursday and then friday, 62 degrees heading into saturday. as we get into the second half of the weekend things get milder up to 67 and we start dropping a bit from there. sara we are looking at decent conditions today though and things starting to get cooler as we head into the weekend. okay? >> maybe some pumpkin picking today or tomorrow. it will be nice for it. thanks david. >> now the people scene, singer adele says she is actively
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working on her next album and it will be called 25, her last albums were reflective of her life, this one is making up for lost time, no word when adele's new album will be released. and the winner is, chris rock, the comedian will host the annual academy awards show. he hosts once before in 2005. it will be broadcast february 28th right here on channel 6. selena gomez and carrie underwood, will be performing on the stage on the november 22nd show in los angeles, jennifer lopez is hosting and you can watch it live here on 6 abc. genetics may play a bigger role in diseases than we
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thought. this week in kids health matters, erin o'hearn says that doctors are studying them to better understand and treat an age old disorder. >> benjamin moyer is a little guy facing a big challenge, epilepsy, it started suddenly when he was 4 months old, he had an episode with his eyes rolling back in his head. >> they were not concern but then there was another one. >> he seized up as we walked into the emergency room. >> after several weeks and medications, the seizures stopped. during that time the moyers joined a national study looking at the genetic roots of ep acceptly. >> childrens hospital is one of
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11 sites for the epilepsy initiative. they say that thousands of thousands of genetic profiles will be analyzed continuously. >> it may not mean anything today but be important a year from now. >> benjamin is regaining skills lost to the seizures. >> while he is exploring the world his parents are happy to be involved in the study. >> that help could come sooner than later. >> any findings from the study will be reported back to the patient's doctor to guide them on their treatment.
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more people stick with humana medicare advantage. because we stick with them. humana medicare advantage. the plan people stick with. for district attorney in montgomery county... kevin steele, first assistant d.a. with a 98% conviction rate and tough sentences for sexual predators. or bruce castor, a former d.a. who refused to prosecute bill cosby. castor said, "we don't charge people for making a mistake or doing something foolish." many more victims came forward, and castor admitted he could have used their testimony against cosby but castor didn't even try. bruce castor was not looking out for the victims. a group of youngsters got the in's and out's at being in
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the circus from real professionals. members of the soul circus, stopped by beaufort elementary school in west philadelphia for a mini camp, the kids learned about how to live healthier lives. here is what is coming up tonight on 6 abc, at 8:00, "the middle" followed by the goldbergs at w 30 and then modern family and then blackish and nashville starts at 10:00 followed by "action news" with jim gardner at 11:00. another check of the accuweather forecast and the nice pictures. >> here is another look at the seven day, tomorrow's high is 76 and then behind that front, 62 on friday and saturday back up to 67 and sunday a late shower possible there, and we start to see the numbers go down again on monday and tuesday. >> thank you. a look at stories coming up on
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"action news" at 4:00, give blood or go to jail, that is the choice an alabama gave defendants that could not afford to pay their fines, how his alleged actions came to light at 4:00. and october 21st, 2015 marks the day that marty mcfly and doc brown go back in time. we look at things that the movie got right about the present day and some things it did get wrong and fans of the hit movie, back to the future are celebrating today. october 21, 2015, is the day they famously journeyed. and it spawned a theme parka traction and animated series, the star of the series, have been seen all over the place
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today. they were on live with kelly and michael here on 6 abc this morning. now for david murphy, rick willia williams, and the entire "action news" team i'm sara bloomquist have a nice afternoon. >> announcer: can you keep a
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secret? well, we can't. today, we're spilling the beans. and revealing simple recipe secrets you've got to see to believe. mario's got the 4-1-1 on an easy appetizer that'll get any party started in an instant. then, what's carla's secret to getting a whole meal on the table without using every pot in the kitchen? spoiler alert! wait until you see what's in this skillet! plus, michael's whipping up a quick and delicious dish with a surprising twist. get ready. get set. it's "the chew." [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> good afternoon, and welcome to "the chew!" you know, guys, i don't know about you but fall is tiring me out. i mean from the pumpkin picking to the costume making to the cider spiking. do you agree? [ cheers and applause ]

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