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american. >> (sirens). >> un and mali troops raced to the radisson hotel in the capitol city of bamako after islamic extremists stormed the building with guns and grenade. mali troops were helped by u.s. and french special ops forces but word is that 27 civilians were killed. 12 bodies were found in the basement of the hotel, 15 were found on the second floor. an extremist group led by a former al-qaeda commander has claimed responsibility to attackers were killed. it was a week ago today that terrorists carried out their deadly attacks in paris killing 130 people. today we learn that police have found a third body in that apartment in the paris suburb of saint-denis, the scene a seven-hour shootout between police and terrorists wednesday and now police are saying that the woman did not
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blow herself up. she was killed in the assault. officials say she was not a suicide bomb. parisians return to the sidewalk memorials today and lit candles to observe a week's passing. the terrorist attacks in paris apparently prompted some people in our area to sign up for more protection. as in guns. "action news" reporter vernon odom has the story. >> reporter: the sheriff's office in chester county has seen -- is seeing double the gun traffic this week the number of persons applying for permits to carry concealed handguns has doubled in the wake of the isis massacre in par us. >> we normally will process up to 100 applications. this week we have processed as of today 200 and i have a waiting room for of people. >> reporter: people feel more vulnerable says the sheriff. this man who didn't want his identity revealed applied today. he survived a 9/11 attack on the twin towers in new york city. the horrific attacks in paris
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and belgium were a signal to finally get strapped. >> this is something i've been meaning to do since back in 2001 and i'm sure this event really kind of got it more front and center for me to get it done sooner than later. >> reporter: two heavily populated counties in pennsylvania, allegheny and westemoreland the sheriff's report a doubling of applications as well after the karen nap inflicted a week ago in europe and now in northwestern africa. no surprise to the sheriff of which of the county. >> the general feeling is one of vulnerability that should something happen that individuals want a right to defend themselves their family and someone else. >> i was up in the world trade center september 11th and i remember seeing what it was like during the attack and the reaction of people on the ground and, you know, i think it's just an important thing that we -- we embrace this right to defend ourselves if something ever did happen here. >> reporter: now over 14 years after bin laden successfully attacked the u.s. mainland fanatic terrorists still have the u.s.a. and the
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rest of the western world living in the grip of fear. in collegeville, i'm vernon odom, channel6 "action news." >> and world news tonight with david muir will have more on the mali hostage situation and the paris attacks. that is neck at 6:30 right here on channel6. a philadelphia judge today tossed outer 88 drug convicts linked to allege police corruption. and that brings the total number of cases overturned or dismissed to 648. at least another 500 cases still need to be reviewed. each conviction was linked to seven narcotics officers accused of shaking down drug dealers. one officer, jeffrey walker pleaded guilty and is serving jail time. the other six were acquitted at trial in may. this is marathon weekend in philadelphia and while there will be extra security, nothing is putting a damper on the enthusiasm of the runners and the city itself. "action news" reporter eva pilgrim is live in center city
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tonight. eva, half marathon tomorrow, then 26.2 miles on sunday. >> reporter: yeah, a lot of miles this weekend. race weekend is officially under way here in philadelphia for the philadelphia marathon where all these cars are right now, there will be thousands of runners and spectators watching and running in this marathon and with all of those people, you can expect a lot of extra security. >> we are so excited about the gore-tex philadelphia marathon weekend kickoff. >> reporter: the city of brotherly love is welcoming 30,000 runners into the city this weekend, some are first timers. >> i'm running the full marathon. >> reporter: others have run this race before. >> i actually did my first marathon in philly. >> this is my come back. >> reporter: dina kerwin just gave birth three months ago to twins but she says there was no way she was missing out on this party. >> so much energy, so much fun. >> reporter: that energy thanks in part to the some
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60,000 people who come to watch the race. >> the best is like the people along the way. they just clear for you and you feel like you're a movie star. >> reporter: the ben franklin parkway will close for the weekend starting at 6:30 tonight. the marathon race course will be closed at 2:00 a.m. on sunday. because of increased security all cars along the route have to be moved by that time or they will be towed. those roads will reopen as runners pass by and the streets are cleaned. >> spectators please remember if you choose to carry a bag of your own for personal items, those bags must be searched by security prior to entering the start-finish zone. >> reporter: runners will be given a clear plastic bag for the things they want to bring to the race. the focus now getting to the finish line. >> just hoping to finish and have a good time out there. >> being able to go out and run 26 miles and then eat a whole bunch of food. >> afterwards i'm going to brunch with the girls.
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[laughter] champagne for everyone. >> reporter: back out here liflive in less than 30 minutes the ben franklin parkway will be closed down to traffic. it will remain closed until the end of the race. we have a full list of all of those roads that will be affected and all the places that you need to move your cars so they won't be towed on our web site at 6abc.com. the marathon kicks off at 7:00 a.m. on sunday morning. we're live here along the ben franklin parkway, eva pilgrim channel6 "action news." jim. >> thank you, eva. a sprinkler system mishap disrupted the school day for students in wilmington today. students at the delaware met school were evacuated at 11:40 this morning after the sprinklers went off on the second floor. kids were sent home when the water in the building had to be shut off. authorities are looking into what set the sprinklers off. there's no word yet on the extent of any water damage to the school. we are still waiting to
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find out if anybody will be charged in sexting situation at plymouth-whitemarsh high school but we are also learning that this wasn't just a handful of students. it could be dozens. live outside the high school tonight is "action news" reporter trish hartman. trish, what have you learned there today? >> reporter: well, jim, we spoke with students and parents here at plymouth-whitemarsh high school, many of those parents say they'll be having some serious conversations with their kids tonight after hearing about this sexting scandal that involved a file sharing service. students say the principal addressed the sexting investigation on the loudspeaker in class today. junior anthony vega says he heard from other students that as many as 30 to 40 people could be involved. >> pretty shocked. and personally i'm a little bit disgusted. >> reporter: police say a mother saw inappropriate pictures on her daughter's phone and notified police. now police and the montgomery county district attorney are investigating a drop box account containing nude photos and videos of students.
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district officials say the d.a.'s office was already scheduled to address this issue with students next month. >> you may think your friends are doing it and that, you know, it's just -- it's okay, it's acceptable but this will follow you forever and has very serious consequences. >> reporter: school ice hockey coach bob moyer says the problem also needs to be addressed at home with parents monitoring teens and their phones. >> i get it. it's on my hip at work and i live in -- i live in the same age but we have to deal with it but you have to learn how to manage it. >> reporter: an e-mail was sent to parents from the principal this morning but the. mail was in reference to a threat at the school saying any rumors of that threat were unfounded. but we found at least one parent who didn't know about the threat and thought that e-mail was in regards to the sexting scandal. >> usually they always send us e-mails when anything is going on in the school and so i thought it was cleared up. >> reporter: now, school officials say the sexting investigation is still ongoing and they are cooperating with
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police. no arrests have been made. we're live at plymouth-whitemarsh high school, trish hartman channel6 "action news." jim. >> thank you trish. unique program has made some dreams come true for some philadelphia high school students. students at crystal ray high school in north philadelphia were accepted to college today on the spot. representatives from lasalle immaculata holy family rosemont newman cabrini and chestnut hill were enthroned review thon land toreview the a. some students received an added incentive. >> i was nervous. they're going to give me a scholarship for attending high school, extra $2,000. >> this is their very first class of graduating seniors. the school opened its doors in 2012 and the seniors are off to college. coming up on "action news tonight a look back at the memorable career of david henry as he signs off here at
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"action news." mark sanchez gets the start for the eagles on sunday. we'll have john jaworski's take on the birds' chances against the bucs. >> a storm system that's bringing heavy snow across the midwest will bring some big changes here over the weekend. i'll have details and an early look at thanksgiving in the accuweather forecast. >> those stories and much more when "action news" continues tonight. >> ♪
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>> the university of pennsylvania opened its doors today to nearly 50 eighth graders for its annual college day. students from henry c lee
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elementer to school received a campus tour. the youngsters had a chance to meet and ask questions of penn students who were graduates of philadelphia high schools. we are saying a fond farewell to one of our long time colleagues tonight here at "action news." david henry is retiring after reporting thousands of stories for us and more importantly for you. david, thank you for everything you did. you made us better. tonight brian taff looks back on david's superb career. >> at city hall in wilmington, in harris, in allentown, in reading, in atlantic city. in south philadelphia. in northeast philadelphia. i'm david henry channel6 "action news." >> he's been a mainstay of "action news" for nearly 30 years. >> they've asked to us poe o ticket their identities. >> you've watched david henry cover the big stories. >> what we're seeing of course is a lot of chaos a lot of emergency personnel here in the middle of the intersection of 23rd and market street. >> and sometime the not so big ones. >> we formed a relay brigade and got him on his way to a
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warm house. >> a temple university grad david started his news car here in radio back in the 70's at bysp f.m. in philadelphia. he worked behind the mic at several other stations honing his craft. he made the jump to tv in 1980 at wtaj in altoona. then found his way to philadelphia and "action news" in 1986. >> and the big story on "action news." >> david's award winning career has taken him around the globe. he's covered our troops in the gulf. >> if they come under chemical attack the entire complex can be sealed out of. >> and cran kelld local pilgrims in israel. >> it's a very special moment as they set foot on israeli soil. >> one of david's many other assignments took him to the floor of the republican convention in philadelphia 15 years ago. >> well jim there's a wild party happening in our part of the floor. >> never one to shy away from the tough questions day of the confronted celebrity athletes and even their agents. >> what have you done for him owner getting him kicked off
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the team? >> next question. >> we're doing okay out here in the atlantic ocean. >> were you ever david's more memorable journeys was aboard the u.s.s. niagara as it made the voyage from rhode island to philadelphia in july 2000 to the tall ships parade of sail celebration. >> i climbed the rigging and out on the yards to help untie the sails. >> an avid sailor david has weathered this voyage quite well. his camera crew not so much. >> police still don't have a crime scene. >> through it although david has maintained the high standards our viewers have come to expect over the years. he's won many awards including temple university's prestigious lieu kline award for communications. and he's a recent inductee into the broadcast pioneers hall of fame. all of us here at "action news" wish david and his wife sarah nothing but the very best. >> ♪ patients across the country have spoken.
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they recently rated their care experience at over 3,500 hospitals nationwide in a survey conducted for the centers for medicare and medicaid services. fewer than 10% received 5 stars. among them was cancer treatment centers of america in philadelphia. learn more at cancercenter.com/eastern. cancer treatment centers of america. care that never quits. appointments available now. >> once again mark sanchez is the man he gets another
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opportunity to show what he can do. >> let's see if he can do better than what sam bradford has done in the first few games of the season. no need to be a brain surgeon rocket scientist or sportscaster to figure this out. sam bradford is out for sunday's game against tampa bay he's dealing with a concussion and shoulder injury. sanchez gets the start his first of the season he did start eight game for the birds last year. the eagles went four and four in those contests. ron jaworski has cease keyes to an eagles victory. >> my three keys to an eagles victory over the tampa bay buccaneers. key number one, mark sanchez must not turn the football over. for the most part mark has played very well as the eagles quarterback but an interceptions have been killers. >> interception. it is intercepted. a kill are interception. >> key number two, the eagles defense must stop the buccaneers running game and doug martin. with rookie quarterback jaemis
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winston you want to make him throw the football. force the buccaneers in the known passing situations and then the eagles defense can get after him. key number three for an eagles victory, the eagles wide receivers must come to the party. the tight ends and the backs have been fine catching the football but the wide receivers have been a no show. they need to show up. >> ♪ >> college basketball not many of us can call a trip to puerto rico a business trip but temple can. the owls face butler this afternoon in the second round of the puerto rico tipoff. first half action bond the senior knocks down two of his 13 points of the. the owls lead by as many as a dozen points but they go cold in the second half. tyler louis three ball butler up by eight. little bit later off the miss it will be louis again. 14 of his team high 16 points come in the second half. temple falls 74-69.
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temple football team set to face a ranked squad as well tomorrow at noon they will host number 21 memphis. the owls will clinch the east division of the american conference with a win an south florida loss. the shine has come offer the owls a bit. they have lost two of their last three games. >> not concerned at all. i think we play our best when our back is against the wall. we play at a high level. i think as a team i think we'll play our best football this week. >> 6abc has a big day of college football on tap tomorrow. penn state will host michigan at noon. nittany lions unbeaten at home this son. tcu and oklahoma at 8:00 p.m. >> did you notice that ron jaworski has become a little more candid perhaps a little more blunt than he has been in years past. >> he's honest about his assessment of chip and the eagles. >> without question. thank you ducis. coming up on "action news" cecily tynan with an absolutely forthright forecast
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and regular games. get it all at a great price... ...and the holiday season is won. that's my boy! fill your cart with everything you need this season, all at one place. my giant. >> no rain for the foreseeable future but it's going to get chilly. >> yes. >> then it's being to get warm. >> temperatures stepping down. >> and then presumably it's going to get warm. >> jim just gave my forecast. >> storm tracker6 live double scan showing that we are getting a break after the rain that rolled through yesterday and last night and this is what it look like on the radnor trail in wayne today. taking a look up seeing blue skies and sunshine and a few leaves hanging onto the trees and as we head through the weekend i am tracking another
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cold front that will move through. remember last night brought us the heavy rain. future tracker showing this system is really moisture starved, could have a few sprinkles early sunday morning around 3 o'clock in the morning but what this front will do is open the door for some wintry winds to be blowing in on sunday. future tracker wind chills 9 o'clock in the morning, philadelphia marathon going on early tailgaters for the eagles game. look at that the wind chills will be in the 30's so a little taste of winter and then temperatures even stepping down more on monday. right now 52 degrees in philadelphia. afternoon temperatures in the mid-50's so quite a bit cooler than yesterday. yesterday in the upper 60's. allentown 46. millville has dropped down to 38. sea isle city 51 and reading currently 45 degrees. satellite6 along with action radar showing this is the system bringing six to 12-inches of snow to parts of the midwest. the low pressure with this will be cutting up across the great lakes so we will not get the moisture with it but we'll have that cold front moving
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through on saturday night. so, the next 12 hours clear skies, chilly but really this is where we should be for this time of the year, 28 degrees in the suburbs, 38 for center city. so definitely bundle up if you're heading out for this friday night and then sunday and monday we get this quick dip in the jet stream. that funnels down that wind from can today. temperatures much of the time stuck in the 40's but it doesn't last long. by next week the jet stream back up to the north and that will funnel mild air right in time for thanksgiving. thank giving temperatures up around 60. so, for the race weekend philadelphia marathon sunday it will be bright, lots of sunshine, breezy, wind chills in the 30's. temperatures not bad. this is better than warm and humid weather for marathon runners. 7 o'clock 44. by noon 47. a good idea if you're running to dress in layers. and if you're heading to the linc 1 o'clock kickoff looking great on sunday. a chilly breeze with winds out of the west-northwest 12 to 20 miles per hour. so, definitely dress for winter. kickoff temperature 48 degrees
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by the fourth quarter down to 47. so the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast, temple game tomorrow, lots of sunshine, a light wind, 54 degrees. the clouds roll in saturday night. again, could get a quick lit of some sprinkles the wee hours of the morning on sunday, should be dry for the philadelphia marathon. good amount of sunshine but the chilly wind, 50 degrees the high and monday temperatures stuck in the 40's. the high only 46 degrees. but a quick rebound back to 50 on tuesday under sunny skies, up to 54 degrees, great weather for traveling on wednesday and thanksgiving still looking very nice, dry and mild. temperatures at the start of the parade in the low 40's. by the afternoon up to 60 degrees. and friday it stays mild for the shoppers with a high of 60 degrees. so, one day of temperatures in the 40's, then a quick rebound. thanksgiving looking great for the parade. >> thank you cecily. finally tonight children's hospital of philadelphia has received the gift of the healing power of music.
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>> ♪ a donated stein way grand piano was installed in its new home of the lobby of chop today. it will be available to patients, parents, doctors and visitors to help brighten spirits and to bring comfort to anybody who happens to be passing through. abc's "world news tonight" with david muir is next on channel6. "action news" continues at 10:00 on p had. l17 with brian taff sharrie williams adam joseph and ducis rodgers. please join us for "action news" at 11:00 here on channel six. for cecily tynan ducis rodgers and the entire "action news" team, i'm jim gardner. we hope you'll join us at 11:00. >> ♪
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tonight, as we come on the air, we have just learned that at least one american killed in the hotel under attack. several american guests inside. terrorists storming in, armed with guns and grenades. was this all connected to paris? meantime, the fugitive from the attacks. believed to be seen in that video. reports of his phone call. is he now afraid of isis? ryan ross reporting. and the plane dd diverted. and

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