tv Action News at Noon ABC November 25, 2015 12:00pm-12:31pm EST
. good afternoon everyone in the news this noon, a special committee releases the report on the fate of kathleen kane. and the final preparations on the 6 abc dunkin' donuts parade. fwu. >> but the big story on "action news," the biggest travel day of the year. they predict the most thanksgiving travelers since 2007 and if your trip includes a train or plane ride, expect more security. annie mccormick is live at amtrak for the big rush. >> reporter: amtrak says on a normal wednesday they see 83,000
passengers, today they are expecting more than 140,000, look behind me you can see the tight security, dogs and also security that does have weapons that are here in plain sight at 30th street station, everybody should be ready to have their bags scanned, and everybody should feel safe. >> the crack of dawn is the best bet for travelers relying on trains and planes. >> early 5:15 to new york city. >> my flight is not until 12:30, but i wanted to get up early to beat the traffic. >> so far everything is smooth and the taxi ride was quick. >> reporter: at philadelphia international airport the morning rush grew but was not bad. 46 million are connected to travel. this year their new pet policy
allowing small dogs and cats and carriers on some trains with a reservation added a few riders including 4-year-old yogi. >> i used to have to rent a car if i wanted to bring him anywhere. >> reporter: expect a heavy security presence at train stations, and agents are heavily armed. >> that is just one commonant of our security. there are a lot of things that passengers won't see that is going on behind the scene. >> i'm not letting anybody, no terrorists no nothing destroy and take my joy. >> reporter: some americans might avoid mass transit all together to save some cash. >> this thanksgiving we'll see the highest travel volume since 2007 because of the economy and
low gas prices. >> i think all of you recognize how horrific and heinous the events in paris was and it touches a deep core given the connection of the united states and france the degree to which americans see in paris a way of life that is so familiar to us here in american cities, and given the shocking images, i know that americans have been asking each other whether it's safe here? whether it's safe to fly or gather? i know that the families discussed the fears about their threats around the dinner table and many for the first time since september 11th, and it's understandable that people worry, something similar could happen here, watching the events in paris made the threat feel close toward home. so as we go into thanksgiving weekend i want the american people to know that we are
taking every possible step to keep our homeland safe. first, we are going after isol wherever it hides. that is our strategy for more than a year, let me remind our american people what the coalition is doing to defeat these terrorists and their ideology, so far we have conducted 8,000 air strikes on isol strongholds and equipment, those strike as long with our partners on the ground have taken out key leaders and equipment in both iraq and syria, we are working to choke off our financing and the supply lines and counter their recruitment and messaging and even as america is already supporting french air strikes in canada, president hollande and i agree that our nations will step
up that coordination further and do more of that work together. we are stepping up the pressure of isol where it lives and we will not let up. adjusting our tactics where necessary until they are beaten. that is our first goal. second, we continue to do everything possible to prevent attacks at home and abroad and to prevent foreign terrorist fighters from entering the united states or other nations, since 9/11 we have taken extraordinary measures to strengthen our homeland security from aviation security to border security to information sharing, we have improved upon these actions over time. any time there is an event we learn something from it and we continue to refine them and continue to improve upon our approaches as we speak. now, right now we know of no
specific and credible intelligence indicating a plot on the homeland, and that is based on the latest information i just received in the situation room. it will is similar to the information that i received in the briefing on saturday before i left on my trip last week. so as americans travel this weekend to be with their loved ones, i want them to know that our counter terrorism and intelligence and homeland security and law enforcement professionals at every level are working overtime, they are continually monitoring threats at home and abroad. continually evaluating our security and constantly working to protect all of us. their work has prevented attacks, their efforts have saved lives, they serve every hour of every day for the sake of our security. they did so before paris and they do so now.
without fanfare or credit and without a break for the holidays. so the bottom line is this, i want the american people to know entering the holidays that the combined resources of our military and intelligence and our homeland security agencies are on the case. they are vigilant and relentless and effective. in the event of a credible threat, the public will be informed, we do think it's useful for people as they are going about their business to be vigilant. if you see something suspicious say something. that is always helpful. but otherwise americans should go about their usual weekend activities, spending time with family and friends and celebrating our blessings. and while the threat of terrorism is a troubling reality of our age, we are both quipped
to prevent attacks and resilient in the face of those that try to do us harm and that is something all of us can be thankful for. happy thanksgiving everybody. >> you are listening to president obama talking from the white house, about homeland security to fight and contain isis ahead of the holiday, this one of the busiest travel days of the year, there is no specific threat known against americans here at home and we will know if that changes, a concerted effort by the president to assure american as head of the thanksgiving holiday. >> back to our travel coverage this noon, lets check the accuweather forecast, the travel forecast is looking pretty good, sunny, calm conditions from sky 6 hd at the platt bridge, many people heading over the bridge are going to the airport, david murphy outside of our studios with the latest from accuweather. >> and the biggest issue is
don't forget the sunglasses, take a look at temperatures now, satellite is showing united states little cloud cover and that is what we got over the terrace right now, and numbers are reacting under the sun and we'll add 2 degrees to that for the day. 48 in allentown and reading and we were freezing and now bouncing back under the sun, 52 in millville and 53 in sea isle city, not much wind out here either today. your high is 54 degrees, a couple of degrees above the average of 52, looking at the overnight low 3 degrees, as we look at the wide view not much going on in the way of bad weather across the country, a little bit of a shower out in los angeles and over by san francisco and snow in the sierra nevada, mountain range but that is southern idaho and northern
nevada. couple of a showers around florida as well. the travel forecast is g. either if are you in the air or on the roads traveling from here to new england or down to the mid-atlantic to the southeast or out the pennsylvania turnpike towar towards pittsburgh, no weather related trouble. when we come back we'll talk about activity over the next couple of days and we'll check out the 6 abc dunkin' donuts parade call. >> thank you. 6abc.com/weather is your go to resource for the holiday weekend and check back with storm tracker 6 live and be prepared for whatever mother nature brings us. the pennsylvania state trooper shot on the vine street expressway yesterday has just been released from hahnemann university hospital, trooper patrick casey was able to walk out on his own, vernon odom was there and he joins us live now with more on what casey had to
say. >> reporter: he didn't have a whole lot to say sara, he was reluctant to talk about anything, but wounded trooper, pat casey, left the hospital to go home for thanksgiving and telling reporters he feels okay under the circumstances. wounded state trooper, patrick casey, was released from hahnemann hospital moments ago and the flesh wound healing already even though the bullet remains there for the time being, he was wounded during a gun battle with a teenage suspect, during a traffic stop. it raxed the back of a school bus triggering this massive fire. >> i'm feeling much better thank you everybody. >> this morning the suspect, is charged with an adult and faces multiple charges, bail is set at $3 million, there are three other males in the car police
say at the time of the stop but so far no charges are filed against them. >> reporter: rick, two other p.m. notes here, two of the three others in the car with kyoto are interviewed by state police and no charges pending against him. a fourth person identified as camir louis of philadelphia is sought by police for questioning. i'm vernon odom, channel 6 "action news." >> we have this just in to "action news" now. a state senate committee released their final report concerning attorney general, kathleen kane, that the full senate has jurisdiction and probable cause to move forward to decide if kathleen kane many will lose her position. we'll have more online at 6abc.com. about two dozen people woke
up this morning to find their car windows smashed in the fishtown section of philadelphia, it happened along the 1700 block of memphis street overnight and other vehicles were damaged, we found victims cleaning up this morning and they are stuck with paying for repairs. >> a sacrifice now outside of the holiday shopping, it's kind of tough. police are interviewing neighbors as they try to figure out who did this and why. >> there is more to come on "action news" at noon, a man survives after a smokestack collapses on top of him. we'll describe what saved him coming up. and a newborn baby is abandoned in a christmas nativity scene.
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first time since the terror level was raised. and they found the crew of a u.s. war plane hit the wrong target last month when they bombed a hospital in afghanistan, the crew misidentified the doctors without boarders hospital in afghanistan, they believed it was a taliban compound and dozens of civilians were wounded or killed in the bombing. chicago police say they arrested five protesters in overnight demonstrations sparked by a video of a 2014 police shooting, it shows 17-year-old laquan mcdonald being shot and killed by officer jason vandyke, before the shooting mcdonald was holding a knife before he slashed a tire. officer vandyke has been charged with murder. and authorities are searching for a woman that left a baby at a christmas nativity
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the clock is ticking down to the 6 abc dunkin' donuts thanksgiving day parade tomorrow morning, that means it's time to polish the routines a record 22 performances will pack the parade. and behind the scenes, the 6 abc production crews are readying the lights and cameras. if you are not going down to the parade the best place is right in front of your television. our coverage begins at 8:30 a.m., with your hosts, rick williams and cecily tynan. >> thank you, thank you very much. and joining us is alicia vitarelli and adam joseph as well. and "action news" is working on news stories for tonight beginning at 4:00. lets check in with alicia vitarelli with a look ahead. >> hi, we are having fun with thanksgiving as well. we'll check in with shoppers that are doing the last minute
pickup of those items they need to put their holiday feast together and meteorologist, adam joseph will be at the top of the art museum steps where they are going to be lighting the holiday tree. lots of fun for the outdoor adventure today. still coming up in today's show, it's one week since the fire damaged a south jersey landmark today and we get a look inside of the building to get an update on those repairs. it begins at 4:00 and you can take us with you on the go with the free 6 abc news app, i'll be in the studio in the next half hour to talk about the winners of season 21 of "dancing with the stars." >> i think you called this one, the winner. >> i hate to brag but from day one, i said this star has got it. she did. >> accuweather is coming up. >> i didn't call anything.
it helps cabbies map out the best place to troll for fares, stuff like that. (cell phone beeps) david is here with a check of the accuweather forecast, sunshine on this busy travel day. >> a good looking day great for travelers, stormtracker 6 live double scan shows we are indeed dry and the action cam in wilmington at rodney square this morning, the bright skies are building over the square and that is the way it's looking since then too. 52 in philadelphia, if you stand in the shade it's still cool, winds light at 8 miles per hour. and current temperatures are still in the 40s inal ep town unreading and trenton and everybody needs a coat today. there is satellite reenforcing the idea that we are not looking at clouds. mostly sunny and chilly and not all that windy and on the chilly side there, winds are not all that strong and in philadelphia, we go for a high of 54 degrees
under mostly sunny skies and on average running 4 to 8 miles per hour. overnight on the chilly side and not as cold as the last couple of nights, in philadelphia we dip to 39 and most of the suburbs stay above freezing and there you see the light winds overnight as well. for the parade tomorrow, it looks like it will be on average a fairly mild one for parade goers. starting under the clouds 44 degrees, i think there is a chance we transition to partly sunny skies through the parade but the numbers behave nicely. 10:00, 51 degrees and by noon close to 61 degrees, that is a good parade call. your exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast today we are still around the average high, 54 degrees and maybe a bit above and a bit milder than yesterday, and tomorrow we still have light winds and there could be cloud cover because of an easterly flow and an afternoon high on
thanksgiving of 63 and unusually mild and rain arriving but probably not until late, it's probably light, than continues off and on when we see a damp start and by afternoon sun returns and 55 is the high and saturday night temple football and it looks to be dry and fairly decent conditions for the temple game and more clouds on sunday and light rain moving in on sunday or sunday night, monday chilly and tuesday improvement. >> all right david thank you. quick break and another half our to go. stick around.
"action news" continues with rick williams, sara bloomquist and meteorologist, david murphy. hello again here are the stories we are following tonight at 12:30, parts of chicago are on edge after a dash-cam video of a deadly shooting is released now the victim's family is asking for calm heading into the holiday, also president obama delivered a holiday message about safety heading into one of the busiest travel days of the year, we are just hours away from a philadelphia tradition, the 6 abc dunkin' donuts thanksgiving day parade, we are live on the parkway where organizers are putting on the last minute touches. >> now the details, angry