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badge and it has shaken up a lot of folks here in south philadelphia. >> i could believe it. anything goes. i believe it. >> reporter: not surprised. >> not surprised one bit. reaction to the robbery here early sunday morning in the 1600 block of east passyunk by a man impersonating a plainclothes policeman who flashed a fake badge and proceeded to rifle a man's wallet for the $14 he carried. police are scouring the neighborhood for surveillance video that could lead to the culprits. police say he was a white male in his mid 30's to early 40's accompanied by a stocky built white female. >> male has a badge around his neck or he displays a badge to the victims in this case and identifies himself as a police officer. so, it's very, you know, disturbing to us. we're trying right now to get video. >> reporter: police believe same pair struck two hours earlier in the 400 block of jackson. they got nothing. the targeted victim bolted and ran police say. the imposters did not pursue.
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folks who frequent this normally quiet safe section of south philadelphia in broad daylight are shocked to hear about the crime spree. >> that is very scary. i mean, you can't trust the police, you know, you would have thought you were in good hands and then the guy holds you up? >> reporter: he robbed him of $14 out of his wallet. >> and then ran? >> reporter: impersonated a police officer, yes. >> right. well, i think that's very scary. >> reporter: police say there are standard ways to verify and ensure that it is a real police officer stopping you. >> you can clearly ask them for their identification card and see that that's issued from the philadelphia police department. that's one. second is they can request to have a marked unit. >> reporter: sharrie, the hunt for the bandits continues tonight. it's very intense because police don't want this kind of situation to get out of hand or happen again. police could use some help from the public to find the suspects. live in south philadelphia, i'm vernon odom, channel6 "action news.
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>> vern thank you. and this just into "action news" at this hour. a teenager is at a philadelphia hospital being treated for gun shot wounds to his feet. the shooting happened just before 4:00 this afternoon in the 1300 block of north 11th street in north philadelphia. police say the victim was shot one time in each foot. he's at hahnemann hospital in stable condition. no arrests have been made and of course we'll keep you posted on any updates to the story. >> jury selection began today for one of the baltimore police officers charged in the death of freddie gray. gray died back in april after he suffered a severe spinal injury while in police custody. william porter is one of six officers facing charges in connection with gray's death. dozens of jurors were interviewed in court today for porter's trial. the presiding jump questioned him in open court but said he also planned to interview prospective jurors in a private conference room. the judge said porter's trial is expected to wrap up in less
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than three weeks. his verdict is expected to set the tone for the trials of the other five officers who are also facing charges. the man suspected of killing three people including a police officer at a planned parenthood clinic in colorado springs had his first court appearance today and while investigators are still searching for a clear motive for the attack we are learning more about the victims. abc news reporter brandi hitt is live in los angeles tonight. >> reporter: several of the victims family members were in court. this was a quick 10 minute hearing and dear did not say much while wearing a suicide prevention suit. >> no questions. >> okay. >> reporter: shackled and staring straight into the camera planned parent hood shooting suspect robert dear appeared before a colorado judge for the first time through video conference. >> the initial charge is murder in the first degree. >> reporter: the 57-year-old is accused of unleashing five hours of terror friday.
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>> we're getting active gunfire. >> reporter: leaving nine wounded and three dead including jennifer markosky a mother of two seen here on facebook. 29-year-old kiara stuart was an iraq war veteran. he levers behind two girls. >> tried to get back inside and warn the others, you know, take cover, military instinct, you know. >> reporter: what does that tell you about him. >> that's the big brother i know. >> reporter: then there's beloved officer garrett swayze. the 44-year-old father of two was once a champion junior ice skater who trained with u.s. olympian nancy kerrigan. >> it'he was always putting someone else first. >> ♪ >> reporter: as family and friends gather to remember the victims and vigils and church services detectives continue searching for answers an apparent loner dear lived in this shack before recently moving to this colorado mobile
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home. some of the victims. families say they've already given robert dear. they just want to know why he allegedly did it. officer swayze's funeral will be held friday. reporting live in los angeles brandi hitt channel6 "action news." sharrie. >> thank you. meantime a 21-year-old is facing federal charges in connection to an online threat made against the university of chicago. officials say the threat was motivated by last year's deadly shooting of 17-year-old laquan mcdonald. well, this weekend's post threatened the execution of 16 white male students or staff at the university of chicago. the same number of times mcdonald was shot. the university canceled today's classes and activities. the suspect is believed to be a student at a nearby university. >> turning now to the forecast rain is falling on parts of our region tonight and it's only the beginning. get ready for two days of it actually. meteorologist cecily tynan is at the "action news" big board with the latest from
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accuweather. hello december, cecily. >> hi, rick, that's right and usually you think about cold air and snow in december but i'm tracking some rain and actually some warm air on the way. double scan live showing that we have a few scattered light showers breaking out over our region. you can see steadier rainier washington, d.c. as we zoom out the rain that's pushing up to the north is associated with a warm front but the warm front is down here and it's moving very slowly. so, this warm front will continue to push up to the north as we head through tonight and today and what that will bring -- and tomorrow i should say. what that will bring is periods of generally light rain. for the first day. it will also bring up some warm air. currently philadelphia, it's 46 degrees. that's 4 degrees below normal. if you look south of this front, though temps are in the 70's. we will not get that warm but we'll be in the 50's tomorrow and then we'll be in the 60's on wednesday and wednesday is when we get the heaviest rain. so, the next two days are going to be wet and the next
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24 hours the rain will be on the light side. that rain arriving from the south to the north as we head through the evening hours. as far as philadelphia, a few sprinkles around right now but the steady rain arriving in the city between nine and 10 o'clock tonight. tomorrow morning for your commute, allow some extra advertisement it will be wet time. it will be wet with light rain. much warmer tomorrow with temps in the upper 50's. it gets even warmer but it gets wet on wednesday i'll talk more about that and also let you know what to connect lined this system in the full accuweather forecast. do you know where your umbrella is, rick? >> it's in your closet. >> no, that's mine. >> no, it's mine. all right thank you cecily. as the rain moves in tonight check back at 6abc.com/weather for updates and use the social media lynx to follow our entire team of meteorologists on facebook and twitter. >> well, surely you've heard today is cyber monday one of the biggest shopping days of the year and amazon is hoping today's sales will shatter records. the company's fulfillment
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center in robbinsville mercer county is running on all cylinders processing today's influx of orders. it's relying on 4,000 employees and 14 miles of conveyor belts to get products out the door as fast as possible. >> by the time you click purchase to the time it's out the door our facility can get that out the door before you can sing the 12 days of christmas. >> hm. sing that rick? >> of course i can. >> amazon has a high standard to meet. last year on cyber monday, the company sold a record 43 million items in just one day. >> well, the number of crashes in our area over the thanksgiving holiday weekend went up 30 percent from last year. officials with the pennsylvania state police troop k investigated 148 crashes from last wednesday through last night. 28 people were hurt in the accidents, three people were killed. as for citations there were more than 1400 issued. that's an increase of 27 percent from 2014.
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troop k covers by the way delaware montgomery and philadelphia counties. >> let's hope things are running more smoothly today. time for the "action news" traffic report. >> lot of folks back to work back to school. matt pelman how are we looking on the commute home tonight. >> luckily we don't have a ton of crashes this afternoon as we finish out november but you know we're going to have a few rick and sharrie. as we look live in olde city this is the ramp from market street to the southbound side of 95. it was blocked earlier this afternoon because of a truck that got stuck. they managed to unstick it and get it pushed off to the side so traffic is now get buying again on the ramp from market street to the southbound side of 95. headed north on 95 just 14 miles per hour typical slowing there by the betsy ross bridge. they match. 14 as well over on the schuylkill westbound by belmont just normal afternoon delays in those spots. still watching a crash in upper darby along state road at wild dell road and one in whitpain township along 202 dekalb pike near jolly road where it crosses over the northeast extension. headed into new jersey off the walt whitman bridge there was a crash on 42 southbound at
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295. it's pushed off to the side now but still plenty slow as you come off the when it man bridge into the garden state. and in old man's township salem county don't forget 130 is closed as of right before the thanksgiving holiday shut down in both directions south of center square road. it will stay blocked through early march so get used to this one. 295 a decent alternate and this afternoon speeds there are in the mid 60's. we'll check it again rick and sharrie, coming up in the next half hour. >> thank you matt. much more still to come on "action news" tonight at 5:00. shopping until you drop can be both good and bad for your health. coming up in health check ali gorman tells us what the experts say about how looking for a bargain can actually affect your brain. >> and working for facebook just got even better. find out the latest benefit that caters to parents who work for the social media giant. we'll have those stories and much more and sealings will be back with the full forecast. we have days antidepressant had of rain. she's got th -- days ahead of
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despite security concerns raised about the pontiff's visit to the highly volatile country, francis was able to make all his planned stops without incident. the pope also visited kenya and uganda as part of the africa journey. >> ♪ >> turning to health check now, starting tomorrow, some restaurants in new york city will have to change their menus and use the special symbol to mark foods that are high in sodium. >> health reporter and registered nurse ali gorman at the big board with the details. hi, ali. >> this is an effort to give consumers more information. chain restaurants in new york city need to display this symbol this salt shaker emblem on foods that have more than the recommended amount of salt per day. now that recommended limit is 2300 milligrams. but the average american eats about 3,400,000,000 yams of sodium per day. most of it comes from store bought or restaurant foods such as bred pizza and processed meats and soups, eating too much salt has been
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linked to high blood pressure and heart problems. health officials are also working on new national sodium guidelines. also today, your brain on shopping. if you have been scouring the internet today looking for cyber monday deals, there's a psychological reason. there's also healthy shopping versus unhealthy shopping. bargain hunterring can be like panning for gold. psychologist scott bay says when you find it alarms go off in the reward center of the brain and that delightful brain chemistry makes you more likely to repeat the behavior. many people enjoy shopping and do it in ways that are healthy. >> its not spilling over there's nothing wrong with delighting that part of your brain. >> reporter: but some people can can develop a slight addiction to bargain hunting and in some cases it can lead to a more serious problem such
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as hoarding. >> i've run into plenty people who have stacks and stacks of new stuff they bought because it was a bargain but they've never opened it they never really had a real use for it. so make sure if you're shopping for a bargain there it's something that you're really going to use. >> reporter: good advice and if it is a gift try to make sure it's something that the recipient would also use or want. i don't know about you guys but i did some healthy shopping over the weekend. >> really. >> and a guilty amount is that was mean by healthy. >> it was healthy. i got some good bargains, got that shopper's high but all in check. >> i have yet to is experience that shoppers high but when the credit card comes in -- >> that's the sad part. i haven't seen that yet. >> thanks ali. quick break. much more news when we come back. stay with us.
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>> ♪ >> amazon has released a video of its latest drone prototype. the on line retailer hopes to deploy the drone as part of its prime air service using its unmanned aerial devices to deliver packages in under 30 minutes. they'll fly under 400 feet and use sense and avoid technology to avoid possible obstacles during flight. the drones can carry packages up to 5 pounds but the service isn't launching any time soon. it still hasn't been approved
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and faces regulatory hurdles in the u.s. and other countries. >> facebook announced its employees will now get four months of paid parental leave. the updated policy affects primarily men and people in same sex relationships. it does not alter existing maternity leave practices. the news comes after facebook ceo mark zuckerberg announced he is taking two months parental leave when his wife gives birth to their first climb. facebook has 12,000 employees worldwide. communities in delaware will now have access to a better water supply. officials and politicians gathered in new castle at the historic penn farm to announce the changes. the water will be cleaner safer and morell liable for residents all thanks to the emergency community water assistance grant. this is only the second time in delaware that this program has been utilized. >> one gloucester county community is getting ready for an invasion of snow men.
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the borough of clayton is once again sponsoring its snow man contest. today was the official kickoff on delsea drive. the mayor and other town officials were on hand encouraging folks to register for the contest. between now and january 14 participants can bring in a variety of creative festive looking snow men to be put on display and judged by the community. and right now, you'll get 50 meg fios internet, tv and phone for 79.99 a month online for your first year. and with a 2 year agreement, we'll give you all the premium movie channels for a year. plus, 400 dollars back. so go online or call now. get out of the past. get fios.
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>> time now for another check of the accuweather forecast. meteorologist cecily tynan at the big board and again get ready for some precip starting tonight. >> that's right. first the light rain and then the heavier rain by wednesday. clouds are in place, though. we are live on sky6 taking a look at the center city skyline and we had a few peeks of sunshine earlier today but then the clouds rolled in and double scan live picking up a few light showers, a few sprinkles. the highest concentration in this line that stretches right over i-78 from kutztown towards allentown, crossing 222. not a lot of rain. the heaviest rain will be moving in on wednesday and we will see some steady rain in the overnight hours as well. but today the high 46 degrees. that's 4 degrees below normal so one of the rare cool days this november. if you look at this map, the days in blue are the days when our afternoon high was below normal. only five days.
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we had two days of seasonal temperatures but look at all these days in orange. those are days temperatures above normal so the month temperatures five and a half degrees above normal. so, this ranks as the second warmest november in history for philadelphia. third warmest in allentown, wilmington the sixth warmest atlantic city this november the eighth warmest on record. temperatures right now, though, on the cool side. 46 degrees again in philadelphia. millville 48. allentown 44. wilmington 45. you get closer to the ocean, the ocean temperature 53. that does have an impact on the air temperature. cape may currently 52 degrees and temperatures will really be holding steady in the overnight hours and maybe even creeping up a little bit thanks to a warm front. satellite6 along with action radar showing the moisture from this warm front really concentrated near washington, d.c. the actual front itself, though, is near the carolinas. so this will gradually move up as we head through the day tomorrow. so, future tracker showing by 11 o'clock tonight we've got a pretty solid band of light
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rain over us. heading into the morning commute, it will be wet with generally light rain. you see there little low pressure, coastal low forming, it's a weak system but this will help enhance the moisture. a break in the action tuesday afternoon and then a stronger low pressure ahead of a cold front will move in and this will bring us a pretty good soaking on wednesday. you can see at 11 o'clock wednesday morning some heavy rain over us and this will last into the late afternoon hours and the evening hours on wednesday. so this is what to expect the next two days. periods of rain. the heaviest will be on wednesday. we're looking at one to 2 inches of rain really much needed rain and temperatures will be rising. tomorrow temps in the 50's and on wednesday, despite that heavy rain, temperatures up into the 60's. so, the five day at 5:00 as we start off december, periods of rain tomorrow, generally on the light side with a high of 57 degrees. wednesday that steady soaking, temperatures 61 degrees ahead
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of that cold front and behind that front it's a little bit cooler but still temperatures above normal, 52 degrees on thursday. friday mostly sunny, a beautiful day, 52 degrees. and heading to the weekend we've got a bright and dry first half of the weekend, 51 degrees. i'll let you know what to expect the second half and track much warmer air early next week coming up in the full accuweather 7-day forecast guys. >> thank you cecily. much more still to come in our next half hour of action five. police officers accused of murdering a teenager goes before a judge. >> plus two brothers stepped up theirself fee game by posing with an american bald eagle. we'll tell was led up to this incredible photo. >> could it make the record books? a massive project whose artists include pope francis is unveiled. >> we'll have those stories and much more when "action news" at 5:00 comes right back.
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>> gloat "actioblank. >> "action news" continues. >> ♪ >> hello again. monica is off sharrie williams joining us tonight. here's what's happening on "action news" monday evening. local malls are bustling with holiday shoppers as well as crooks hoping to steal your
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gifts. we'll tell you what you need do to avoid becoming a victim. also the man accused of can killing an aspiring teacher for his ipod goes on trial. and a septa driver is hanging up his hat after more than 30 years on the job. you'll hear one of his most memorable encountering during his long run. >> now the details. the holiday shopping season is in full swing and thieves are just looking for an opportunity to take advantage of you. this is a especially true if you drive to your shopping destination but authorities say a few simple actions will protect you and your purchases. "action news" reporter walter perez is covering this story for us. he's live at the king of prussia mall to explain. walter. >> reporter: hey, sharrie, of course identity theft is a major concern especially if you're shopping online but conventional theft is a major concern if you're at the local malls and local shops during the holiday season but there are measures at your disposal to make sure your shopping experience is a good one.
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tammany mee and fred kauffman visiting the delaware valley from east lansing michigan didn't even know the king of prussia mall offered customers rides to their parked cars. good thing too because those giant bean bags are kind of heavy. >> did not know. we were very happy to see. that extra bonus as we walked out the door. >> reporter: the mall's marketing director kathy smith says it's a free service offered on weekends and holidays. >> if a customer needs a courtesy shuttle escort if they're loaded down or they just feel that they don't want to walk a long distance to their car all they have to do is stop by guest services and ask for an escort. >> reporter: at those -- if those already purchased items are weighing you down and you're not done shopping the king of prussia mall also offers an alternative to leaving those bags unattended inside your vehicle. >> coat and bag check is available at our guest service center. it's complimentary. check your bags we'll watch them for you. >> reporter: smith says if you decide to leave those bags inside your car use some common sense put them in the trunk where would be thieves can't see them.
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other simple suggestions include bringing your bags with you when you're online at the food court and carrying your wallet in your front pocket just in case. we spoke with several shoppers who say they're familiar with the advice they simply tend to ignore it. >> i think i'm too trusting. i definitely corners i leave my bags unattended all the time. >> reporter: that's not good. >> yeah, definitely not good. >> reporter: so once again here at king of prussia shuttle service to the parking lot is only available on weekends and holidays but if you want a security officer to walk you to your car, that service is available all year round every day. reporting live from king of prussia, walter perez channel6 "action news." rick. >> walter, thank you. in other news tonight after more than seven years after it happened the man accused of killing an aspiring philadelphia teacher for his i spued now on trial. ly marcellus jones is charged with the 2008 murder of 22-year-old beau sable. sable who just moved to philadelphia from minnesota a month prior to his death was shot and killed as he was walking home in south
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philadelphia. the incident was captured on surveillance video. jones was captured in 2013 after an exhaustive search. >> from our delaware news room tonight we now know the name of the young woman who died in a deadly crash in bear yesterday. she is 20-year-old thalia crawford of brooklyn. authorities say she and two other people were riding in an suv that collided with another car then both rolled down an embankment. five other people including a baby were injured. still not clear what led up to the crash. >> the slick police officer accused of murdering a teenager last year appeared in court today. jason van dyk is charged with first degree murder in the killing of 17-year-old laquan mcdonald. today his lawyers asked the judge to reconsider giving van dyk bond. the judge is reviewing the dashcam video showing the deadly shooting outside the courtroom protestors gathered once again to call for the resignation of the police
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commissioner and to call for an internal investigation into the police department. well, the us embassy says it has received credible reports of an imminent attack in the afghanistan capitol of kabul. u.s. officials there are warning citizens to exercise "extreme caution" if moving around the city during the next 48 hours. they have not released information about potential targets, when it may happen or what kind of attack it may be. the taliban often carries out attacks in that area mainly targeting afghan security forces and foreigners. >> president obama is urging the world to take action to reverse global warming. he and 200 world leaders are meeting rider now in paris for the un climate change conference. the long planned meeting comes just weeks after the terror attacks that killed 130 people. president obama says the ongoing terror threat should motivate the world leaders to do more to save the planet. >> nothing will deter us from
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building the future we want for our children. what greater rejection from those who would tear down our world than marshaling our best efforts to save it. >> the goal of the conference is a global deal to cut carbon emissions. ongoing disputes have made it difficult to reach a deal. world news tonight with david muir will have much more on the global climate conference in paris. you can watch that at 6:30 following "action news" at 6:00. >> philadelphia mayor elect jim kenney wants your input on the future of the city. ken flee has announced -- ken flee hakenny has announced a ses of four public town halls. the first town hall is tonight at 6 o'clock at central high school. meet rags slated for tuesday, thursday and friday night as well. >> septa bus driver who served
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the community for more than three decades made his final run today. winifred holt jr. has driven the route 18 bus for the past 32 years and "action news" hopped on board for that final ride this morning to olney. holt says he's seen a lot in his years as septa driver including a plan with an interesting traveling companion. >> some years ago a fellow got on with a suit and he had a chicken with a suit and i told him well you can't bring the chicken on here. he took him back and sat down and the chicken started crowing. so when the chicken started crowing, i said, yo', my man, he said see, that's why i don't take you nowhere 'cause every time i take you -- no more old granddad for you and that made everybody on the bus laugh. >> holt also met his wife lorraine on his regular route. they've been married for three years. he said he proposed to her and law never chicken about it.
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sorry. [laughter] >> good one though. >> matt pelman in the "action news" traffic center with an update. >> he's going get you. get him back. what do you have. >> no, no, i'll let him be but not a lot to cluck about. >> i knew it was coming. >> luckily here we're on 422 westbound lanes slow like they normally are from 23 on out to oaks but as you can see it's not terrible. the bigger news in this neck of the woods is that tomorrow we're getting two new ramps along 422. this one from the eastbound side to trooper and this one from trooper road to the westbound lanes of 422. so by tomorrow afternoon those ramps should be opened. we're watching a new crash this afternoon by springfield senior living in montgomery county along stenton avenue at evergreen avenue. on the big picture still have that tractor-trailer accident on the ramp from market eastbound but it's off to the side so you can get by. there was a crash on 95 northbound near allegheny. it cleared out pretty quickly but speeds there still just in the teens and those delays are spilling back here onto the vine street expressway which
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now eastbound is solid across town. also the vine will close again each night this week starting at 11:00 both directions between the schuylkill and broad street. in egg harbor township watch out for a crash in the southbound lanes of the garden state parkway approaching the a.c. expressway. good news there is it's offer to the side. rick and sharrie, back over to you. >> thank you again matt. much more still to come on "action news" monday night. one minute you're stopped at a light, the next your car starts floating i floating in t. it happened to three drivers and it was all caught on tape. we'll show you. >> plus chip kelly answers rumors that he's looking for another job. ducis rodgers has the details coming up in sports and cecily in for adam tonight. >> hi sharrie. after a cool and cloudy end to november i'm tracking a wet and relatively warm start to deals. i'll explain in the accuweather 7-day forecast. >> all right, those stories and much more when "action news" continues tonight. >> ♪
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>> rutgers has a new interim athletics director after a major shakeup over the holiday weekend. yesterday the university's head football coach and the athletic director were both fired. in a swift move though rutgers
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president named patrick hobbs a dean at seton hall university's law school the new interim head of the athletics department. abc news sat down exclusively with hobbs who said he's focused on the future not the past. >> let's go forward. let's move forward. if people want to look and make statements about the past, the past conduct, that's the past for me. it's all about moving forward with rutgers athletics. >> the changes come during a time of turmoil for the scarlet knights. the football team has gone 12 and 13 since joining its big 10 and several players were dismissed from the team this year after getting arrested and the school could be facing ncaa violations. >> time for sports. ducis is here and eagles coach chip kelly addressing rumors today that he is looking to move on. >> yeah, he addressed those rumors today. he says he's not going anywhere. he says this three game losing streak they've had has not changed his commitment to the birds. when we last saw chip kelly he
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was humble following that beat down in detroit. he's adamant leaving the birds has never been on his radar. that job was filled today. one report stated that kelly met with usc officials friday in philadelphia. chip says that is simply not true. >> no. i've never spoken to anybody from usc, never e-mailed anybody from usc never got a phone call from anybody from usc. never had any contact. i'm not involved in any college scouts. like i said before the same thing happened a year ago with florida, i have great respect for all those schools. haven't been involved in any jobs and haven't discussed anything with any colleges. >> now for the more pressing matter snapping the three game skid. the eagles will visit the patriots on sunday. clip hopes his players have cleared their mind by the time they return to practice tomorrow. >> i think any time you're not successful you worry about what the mind-set of your team going in and then part of that is that we talk about all the time is that execution cures
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emotion. if we're not executing then we're not going to play with a lot of confidence and that's just human nature. if you're not having success then it's tough the say we've got a lot of confidence but i've seen this team this year play with confidence. >> hard to believe it's been nearly 20 years since kobe bryant left lower merion high school and made the jump to the nba. 20 years is enough for him. last night kobe announced he'll retire at season's end. his accomplishments are far too long to list. highlights, he's a 17 time all-star five time nba champion an two time finals m.v.p. bryant ranks third on the nba's all time scoring list. he's only 37 years old but sounds as if the passion waned a bit. >> finally i just will to accept the fact that i just -- i don't want to do this anymore. you know, it's -- and i'm okay with that and you know once i accepted that then it became time to just let everybody
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know. i mean why not? it's just -- it takes a load off my shoulders. >> we'll hear more from kobe next hour. >> temple owls have a huge game ahead on saturday and the distraction to deal with as well. the owls will visit houston in the conference championship game on saturday while their coach matt rhule is being courted by other schools. owls were honored at the temple basketball game. earlier rhule met with university of month movement temple is working on a deal to keep him. the players think mighty highly of their coach. >> coach means everything. it shows that on the football how competitive guys are. >> he means everything to us. he's the reason why the program is the way it is right now, you know. i mean to go two and 106 and 610 and two. i mean what he's done here so far is working and it's clearly showing. >> that is truth. temple in houston in the
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conference championship game this saturday. high noon. you can catch the game right here on 6abc. a win in this game could put them in had a major bowl game. looking at possibly the peach bowl fiesta bowl. good things ahead. >> layer today gone tomorrow. members of the atlantic city police force took one last group photo of those who grew beards during the no shave november campaign. it was the first year the department participated. the officers along with atlantic city police chief henry white donated the money they would have used on shaving and grooming instead to battle to cure cancer. the department raised more than $23,000 for the cause. and we will all relive childhood memories with the peanuts gang tonight. tonight's special is your 50th christmas charlie brown airs tonight at 8 o'clock right here on 6abc. that's followed by of course a charlie brown christmas at 9:00 the classic and the premiere of the great holiday baking show at 10:00. "action news" follows at
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11:00. >> ♪ it's the holidays. and of course, everyone wants to get online at once. to watch things. buy things. but slow internet makes it hard. that's why it's time to get fios. it has the fastest internet and wifi available. with speeds from 50 to 500 megs. and right now, you'll get 50 meg fios internet, tv and phone for 79.99 a month online for your first year. and with a 2 year agreement, we'll give you all the premium movie channels for a year. plus, 400 dollars back. so go online or call now. get out of the past. get fios.
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>> watch this. no your eyes are not playing tricks on you. cars driving along a street in china suddenly hovered in midair for a few seconds before crashing back down to earth. surveillance video captured the unusual situation but it's
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what you can't see that unravels the mystery. a street cleaning truck on the right here somehow picked up a steel cable that was on the ground. it dramatically stopped the cars and lifted the three vehicles right off of their tracks. >> wow. something out of a movie. >> can you imagine being in notice vehicles. >> scary. >> sometimes in our parking lot on flyers,. >> get out of here. >> everyone is rushing. >> meteorologist cecily tynan is here now with a closer look at the forecast as we go over to december. >> that's right we close out november, star start deals. it will start wet but warm. a bit of a trade-off. storm tracker6 live double scan slowing that we do have a few sprinkles around right now. this is all ahead of a warm front that will slowly be moving in as we head through the day tomorrow and this will actually bring us some much needed rain because november not only was it warm, it was pretty dry. temperatures in philadelphia running five and a half degrees above normal so the second warmest november on
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record. but rainfall we received less than 2-inches of rain. more than an inch below normal so we could use the rain. the next two days we're getting a pretty good soaking. the bulk of that rain will be on wednesday. temps right now though show little bit on the cool side, 46 degrees. that was our high today. 4 degrees below normal. allentown and trenton 44. millville 48. sea isle city currently 53 degrees and reading 42. so satellite six along with action radar slowing the system that will be heading in. first we have a warm front. that actual warm front is right around the border of north and south carolina. this is what will be lifting through tomorrow. then there's a cold front especially cold enough for some snow across parts of the midwest. we will not be getting the snow but we will be getting the rain for the next two days. so, future tracker really times it out. by midnight the steady rain is here generally on the light side. it will be here for your morning commute. so, good idea to allow extra time. of course tune into "action news" beginning at 4:30. that will slow things down. then we get a bit of a lull in
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the action late on tuesday. a lot of clouds a-few showers but not widespread rain. but then as we head into wednesday this is when it does get wet. so, the school day forecast tomorrow, morning rain as the kids get on the school bus. tapering off to afternoon drizzle. at 7 o'clock 49 degrees. by noon, 53. and by 4 o'clock, 56 degrees so that warm front will deliver warmer air and then here comes the soaking on wednesday. future tracker showing 7 o'clock in the morning widespread rain with some heavy rain and then that continues into the afternoon hours so wednesday is really when we'll get the bulk of the rain and future tracker showing anywhere from about an inch to 2-inches of rain by wednesday evening again the bulk of this falling on wednesday so a good soaking and really much needed rain. so, the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast, tomorrow plenty of clouds with periods of rain. the steadiest will be in the morning hours. the high 57 degrees. wednesday a steady soaking but ahead of that cold front we have a surge of winds out of the south so that means it
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will be a warm rain with a lie up to 61 degrees and then behind that front on thursday we clear things out. sunshine is back with a high of 52 degrees. friday should be beautiful mostly sunny, 52. this past weekend we had some rain. next weekend, though, looks dry. it looks really nice. saturday high of 51 degrees. sunday partly sunny throw in a few clouds a little warmer with a high of 54. a mild start to hanukkah which begins at sundown zone. monday look at this. 56 degrees partly sunny. that's 8 degrees above normal. so folks that think of cold and snow for the month of december are going have to wait. it will begin on the mild side. >> we like it. >> yeah. >> cecily thank you. as the rain moves in tonight check back at 6abc.com/weather for updates and use the social media links to follow our entire team of meteorologists on facebook and twitter. >> singer song writer pink is the newest ambassador to the united nations children's fund
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or unicef. the grammy award winner and bucks county native made the announcement this morning on "gma." she'll work with the group to promote healthy habits for children. she wants to fight obesity here in the u.s. while everyone is taking selfies these days but here's one there will always be memorable for two brothers who are performing a good deed in canada recently. here's the selfie. the men had just saved a bald eagle from a metal hunting trap in ontario. they had been hiking through some woods when they found the eagle struggling and in pain and topping the brothers pride open the trap freeing the eagles talons. of course having their smartphones with them they took a selfie with the grateful bird who as you can see was no longer feeling foul. sorry.
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>> a project that was launched during pope franciss are visit to philadelphia was unveiled today. it may break a world record.
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take look at this massive mural at the new saint maliki school in north philadelphia. more than 2700 people including the pontiff himself helped paint it during the world meeting of families while they worked on cloth panels that were then attached to the walls. organizers say the project is eligible for the guinness world record for most contributions to a painting by numbers. >> and right now jim gardner and the "action news" team standing by with these stories and much more coming up next at 6 o'clock. authorities in montgomery county investigate a double murder-suicide in hatfield. we've got the latest. >> and it's the biggest online shopping day of the year and "action news" gained access to a facility that will process millions of those orders made today. meet the local athletes making a splash on a national magazine cover. >> that and much more coming up next. now for monica malpass meteorologist adam joseph cecily tynan jaime apody ducis rodgers sharrie williams the entire "action news" team, i'm rick williams. have a nice evening.
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good night. >> ♪
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>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with ducis rodgers, meteorologist cecily tynan and jim gardner. >> ♪ >> monday night authorities search for a man and woman posing as philadelphia cops. and upper darby adds a secure zone for safe transactions made online. butter the big story on "action news" tonight is the investigation into the last night's tragic shootin shootingn hatfield montgomery county. it happened at 138 diamond street. police found three bodies inside a house and they determined that this was a case of double murder and suicide.
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"action news" reporter john rawlins is live at the scene in hatfield tonight. john. >> reporter: jim, authorities say five people were actually in that house at the time of the shooting including a four-year-old child and her mother. they were not physically harmed. this is being described as a domestic incident but authorities at this point are not saying what, if anything, triggered it. >> i don't believe it happened. it's unbelievable. >> reporter: can you recall the last time you saw them? >> yesterday. >> i don't make any sense of it at all. it's very disturbing. i'm very sad there it happened to this nice community. >> reporter: neighbors along this quiet street are baffled by the deadly outbursts. authorities say late last night 48-year-old paul marshall used a rifle to shoot and kill two people inside his diamond street home before taking his own life. >> it appears taw it was domestically related and there were two other people that were in the house, a 27-year-old and a four-year-old. they were unharmed. but we had multiple

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