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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 shots that
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were fired and again three deceased. >> reporter: the 27-year-old and four-year-old in the house but not shot by marshall were marshall's daughter and grandchild. neighbors said marshall also lived there with his 48-year-old fiancé a school bus driver and her 28-year-old son. the hair family lives next door. they say marshall a bmw mechanic was a great upbeat guy a neighbor and friend who would often help them out. >> very tragic story. i'm friends with his daughter and there's nothing i can say bad about him. i've never encountered anything bad in my encounters with him. >> reporter: the hairs say marshall had recently become engaged and last week had put up these christmas lights. they say there had been no outward sign any domestic trouble. >> a wonderful thanksgiving. i heard him coming out laughing, talking and everything after thanksgiving. the weekend was quiet. >> reporter: but that quiet
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was shattered last night. something went terribly wrong inside that house. authorities have released marshall's name and said his death has been ruled a suicide but because of apparently issues with notifying next of kin they have not identified the two murdered victims except to say that it is a 48-year-old woman and her 28-year-old son. live in hatfield, john rawlins channel6 "action news. jim. >> thank you john. pennsylvania attorney general kathleen kane will be in philadelphia tomorrow to announce plans to investigate a pornography e-mail scandal. kane will name a special prosecutor during a news conference at the national constitution center. kane said the team will investigate lewd e-mails exchanged among prosecutors, judges and others inside government. kane is currently fighting criminal changes much her own. a senate committee voted last week to recommend that she be removed from office. two people are there objects of a major search tonight. they're wanted for one holdup and one attempted holdup both while impersonating police
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officers. one of the incidents happened in the 1600 block of east passyunk avenue in south philadelphia. that's where we go live to "action news" reporter vernon odom. vernon what are the details here? >> reporter: jim, there are lots of surveillance cameras along this busy block in south philadelphia. but so far detectives have not been able to get ahold of any footage that would help i.d. the suspects who struck before daylight on sunday. >> that's horrible. how did he get a badge? >> reporter: reaction to the robbery here early sunday morning in the 1600 block of east passyunk. a man impersonating a plainclothes policeman flashed a fake badge and proceeded to rifle a man's wallet for $14. 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. >> he didn't know until they actually jumped back into their vehicle and pulled off but he realized that the cash
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was missing from his wallet so again that is a robbery situation there. and again impersonating a police officer it's acrinol in offense. >> reporter: police believe that same pair struck two hours earlier in the 400 block of jackson butter they got nothing. the targeted victim a 24-year-old female boulder and ran police say. the imposters did not pursue. folks who frequent this normally quiet safe section of south philadelphia in broad daylight are shocked to hear about this crime spree. >> you can never trust any one. i never answer my door whether it's the gas man, water man, fire department, i won't answer unless i know that they're coming. >> reporter: police say there are indeed some ways to verify or ensure that it's a real officer stopping and confronting you. >> we tell people to ask for a marked unit and ask for a uniformed officer and then that will resolve that issue. >> reporter: but jim police concede that method not full proof. they're asking for the
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public's help to try to get this pair off the street before someone gets hurt. live in south philadelphia, i'm vernon odom, channel6 "action news." jim. >> thank you vernon. we have word tonight that the superintendent of the coatesville area school district says that recent threats to the high school are unfounded. police started looking into phone records and social media sites after hearing rumors about violence. the district is adding security guards as a precaution. officials say they want students to feel safe and to also send a message that violence will not be tolerated. 10 property owners are still without service months after this massive water main break in west philadelphia. 10 million gallons of water flooded cars and basements along the 52nd street back in june. today a city council committee heard from property owners and the philadelphia water department about holdups to claims. councilwoman jannie blackwell is sponsoring a bill to protect property owners affected by the water main
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breaks. >> it's so unfair. they lost their cars and the city made them pay their deductibles for everything, their insurance is going up. they've just been totally mistreated for tragedy they didn't create. >> blackwell's bill would require a yearly inspections of pipes more than 100 years old. it would also remove a 2,000-dollar damage cap. a man from ocean county has pleaded guilty to filing false claims for federal and state funds after super storm sandy. 63-year-old gregory wagner faces theft by deception charges. wagner claimed that his storm damaged property in bayville was his primary residence. but he actually lived in toms river. the bayville address was a rental property. wagner will have to pay more than $218,000 in restitution and spend 364 days in jail. police in upper darby are increasing their efforts to keep people safe when they buy and sell items online.
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like with craigslist. well today police announced a safe online transaction zone. it will be in the lobby of the township's police station and outside on the curb. operative hours from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. both locations are under constant video surveillance. mayor thomas mccozy and superintendent michael chitwood hope it will add an extra level of safety when dealing with strangers. >> it's a preventive proactive program to keep communities safe not only for the seller but also for the buyer. >> even though it's taking place at police headquarters, officers will not be involved in any of the transactions. it will be awhile before we know the exact facts and figures but today is cyber monday and it's expected to be the biggest online shopping day ever. don't be surprised if cyber shoppers rack up about $3 billion in sales. new jersey correspondent nora muchanic marked cyber monday with a visit to mercer county.
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>> reporter: last year on cyber monday amazon customers ordered an amazing 500 items per second. it's almost unbelievable they expect to break that record this year. it's the size of 28 football fields amazon's massive fulfillment center in robbinsville has 14 miles of conveyor belts all in constant motion as over 4,000 employees here pick pack and ship the millions of items ordered on cyber monday. >> it's the great work of thousands of people. it's a combination of great software technology, great mechanical engineering and great human process development. >> reporter: companies like amazon are so busy because of a surge in online sales fueled by big cyber monday bargains. jim was in a hamilton township starbucks trying to buy a microwave on target's web site which crashed for awhile today. it took him 10 minutes to get on. >> as a matter of fact i might get so stuck here that i may just end up buying all my christmas shopping today from target because it's 15 percent offer. >> reporter: on black friday
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store sales were down but shoppers spent 2.7 billion on line. >> don't have to deal with talking and crowds and lines and sorting through stuff. >> when i tried to go on early in the day there's such an overload on the computers that it's hard to get through. wait a little while after those early shoppers get on and then i'm going on. >> i use big name stores and even then they've all had the issues with people's identity and information being hacked into so you have to be very mindful. >> reporter: back here at the fulfillment center last year it was a record breaking day on cyber monday, 43 million items ordered from amazon. they fully expect to break that record again today. in robbinsville, i'm nora muchanic, channel6 "action news." >> and coming up on "action news" tonight, he is 15, a standout swimmer and he graces the cover of a magazine. we'll introduce you to the local athlete who is now in the national spotlight. and eagles coach chip kelly addresses the rumors that he's looking to return to
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the college game. >> well, time to find the umbrellas. i'm tracking two days of rain on the way. i'll have details on when and where to expect the heaviest rain in the accuweather forecast. >> those stories and much more when "action news" continues. >> ♪ come on in pop pop.
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don't miss a day of brilinta. >> make it two in a row. a local swimmer has become the second successive young philadelphian to be named sports kid of the year by sports illustrated kids. 15-year-old reece whitley stood head and shoulders above thousands of his peers across the country and "action news" reporter christie ileto shows you why.
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>> reporter: he stands tall at six-eight. the best part, reece whitley is 15. >> just to see my face on the cover my body on the cover i think it was really cool. >> reporter: whitley a sophomore at penn charter graces the cover of sports illustrated kids as sports kid of the year. his predecessor and philadelphian mo'ne davis held the magazine's on honor last year. kim smith whitley is reese's mom. >> i think that the way that he looks at life in general is that he's going to be a better person if he's done something to make everybody else around him a better person, so i think that that's part of what makes him tick. >> reporter: he appeared on good morning america and first lady michelle obama tweeted her congratulations. >> i had expected maybe a tweet or two from, you know, national teamers that are
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members of u.s.a. swimming but nobody at the caliber of the first lady. she doesn't tweet about everybody so i think that's really special. >> reporter: but the young swimmer isn't just breaking records in the lap lanes, studies show 70 percent of african-american children don't know how to swim. >> it's unfortunate but, you know, i think swimming is a growing sport. >> reporter: something whitley hopes will change. >> that's the message that i want to relay to younger kids is that, you know, swimming is a great sport. >> reporter: now the magazine's issue is already online but hits stands tomorrow and as for whitley he says he's already thinking about olympic trials for next summer. in east falls, christie ileto channel6 "action news." >> local kids will be able to play in championship games later this month because of grants they received today. mayor michael nutter presented a check for $118,000 to several youth football teams and cheerleading squads. the money from the mayor's
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appointments available now. >> once again rumors flying around about chip kelly and one college or another. >> laughter year it was florida this year usc. chip says he's not going anywhere. if you heard the easter bunny was living in a condo on rittenhouse square wobble it? that was chip kelly's message today. don't believe everything you read. very first question during his news conference today chip kelly shot down those rumors that he spoke to usc about a coaching vacancy. some job was filled today. the outside world that's the moment the speculation officially ended. chip says the speculation should have never begun. >> there's so many things that are written and said nowadays that it's ridiculous and it's i think a lot of times we just laugh to be honest with you. that i had a meeting in philadelphia with usc on friday. i mean -- >> where were you on friday. >> i was in new hampshire so... it's crazy but it's just
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really it's kind of sad that everybody can just write whatever they want or say whatever they want and then everybody takes it as the truth. >> that distraction aside at least until another rumor surfaces the eagles need to get this season back on track. as for sam bradford chip says tomorrow is an important practice for bradford to see if there's any more soreness in his nonthrowing shoulder. the birds have lost three in a row. the coach says the team is making too many mistakes. >> there's not one thing you just can't say if we fix this we're good. everything is straight and we're going to win, the score is going to change the other way. there's break downs that occur that have to be corrected. sometimes it's communication, sometimes it's a physical break down where we may miss a tackle or miss a block or we don't catch a pass. you know, it's a physical thing it's not a mental thing but there's too many of them right now for us to be consistent as a football team. >> to basketball. kobe bryant made the announcement last night and he'll be back here to play in his hometown tomorrow night.
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the former lower merion star is retiring from the nba at season's end. bryant they and the lakers arrived in center city a short time ago. hard to believe he's 37 years old. kobe will have spent 20 seasons in the nba. he's a 17 time all-star nd he owns five championship rings. tomorrow night when he faces the sixers it will mark his last trip here as an nba player. he's looking forward to it. >> it's going to be beautiful. it's going to be beautiful. yeah, you know, so much of my game was developed in philadelphia and lower merion high school with coach downer and playing in the sonny hill league and some of the great coaches playing at tuscan playground and ardmore playground and all these things just so many great memories here and it's going to be a special moment. >> temple owls gearing up for a crucial game. saturday the owls will visit houston in the american
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athletic conference championship game. a win would not only continue the team's season but it could land the owls in a major bowl like the fiesta or peach bowl. >> it's just an awesome opportunity, you know. it's another game to us and i think we're excited to be here but i mean really we just can't wait to get out there. >> i feel like we're showing everybody what we capable of. >> temple and houston in the conference championship game this saturday at noon right here on 6abc. that's sports. >> thank you ducis. >> eagles tackling a tough opponent off the field. childhood obesity. today the birds hosted a pep rally in manayunk. they presented the school way $10,000 check. the school was recognized for its compliment to healthy eating and physical fitness. it was part of the nfl's fuel up to play 60 program which
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>> so it were appear we have some rain on the way. >> we do especially wednesday. that will be the wettest day but warmer air on the way as well. so, at least it's not a cold rain. >> i'll take that. >> exactly for december. storm tracker6 live double scan showing that we've got a few sprinkles around but the steadier rain is still well down to the south and that will be moving up as we head through the evening hours. but we are saying goodbye to the month of november. it was warm it wasn't dry, the second warmest november on record for philadelphia. if you look at this month,
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this calendar you can see that we had only five days of these blue days with afternoon highs below normal. we had two days right on target but we had 23 days above normal so temperatures running five and a half degrees above normal but we had less than two the inches of rain so we do need some rain and the next two days will be getting quite a bit. future tracker showing by wednesday evening we're looking at generally about one to 2 inches of rain and really the bulk of that will be falling on wednesday. temperatures right now just a little bit on the cool side. 47 degrees in philadelphia and that's 3 degrees below normal. allentown 44. trenton 44. millville 48. the ocean temperature 53 degrees so that does have an impact on the air temperature. 52 degrees in sea isle city currently. so satellite six along with action radar showing this system really is going to be coming in two pieces. we've got the warm front to the south. it's right over the border of north and south carolina. so that will be lifting through tomorrow. warm fronts typically don't
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bring a lot of heavy rain just some light rain but then there's a cold front out to the west bringing in some snow to parts of the midwest. that system will be pushing in on wednesday and that's what will bring us the periods of heavy rain. so future tracker showing by midnight tonight the rain is here generally on the light side and it is here for the morning commute so a good morning to get up early allow some extra time for your morning commute. pack your patience of course and watch "action news" beginning at 4:30. then for the evening commute we have a break in the action. lots of clouds, some spotty showers but then the cold front gets closer on wednesday. and this is what will bring us the rounds of heavier rain here for the morning commute and also here really heavy by lunchtime especially across south jersey. so, the next two days find the umbrella. it will be dreary but it will be mild. periods of rain, again the heaviest on wednesday, one to 2 inches. afternoon high temperatures in the 50's tomorrow up into the 60's on wednesday with that surge of warm air ahead of a cold front. so, the exclusive accuweather
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7-day forecast, it will be cloudy and damp for the first day of december, periods of rain, terms on the mild side with a high of 57 degrees. wednesday is when we get that steady soaking and it's warm with a lie up to 61 degrees. that cold front moves through wednesday night and what this does, it dries us out on thursday. breezy and cooler but still above normal 52 degrees. friday is looking great. mostly sunny, 52. last weekend we had some rain. looks like this weekend will be dry. plenty of sunshine on saturday, 51 degrees. sunday a few clouds mixing in with sun. little bit warmer. 54 degrees. dry start tolan today at sundown and next monday it gets even warmer, temperatures 8 degrees above normal with a high up to 56 degrees and i will have an update on the timing of the rain coming up tonight on "action news" at 11:00. >> thank you cecily. >> uh-huh. >> so it is the last day of november which means it's the last day of movember. all month men had been growing
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their facial layer to support men's health. today the rittenhouse spa club and henry a davidson joined for a slaveoff event. money raised today will go towards the november foundation which raises awareness about prostate and testicular cancer. abc's world news tonight with david muir is next on channel six. "action news" continues at 10:00 on phl17 with brian taff, sharrie williams, adam joseph and ducis rodgers. and please join us for "action news" at 11:00 here on channel6. 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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breaking news tonight. a short time ago, the accused killer, hauled before the camera. after the deadly rampage in colorado. wearing a suicide prevention suit, facing charges for murdering three people at planned parenthood. what the judge told him late today. the major storm hitting tonight. dangerous driving. several states, up to a foot of snow, freezing ran, winds, and it's on the move tonight. and the rescue. the woman and her dog. donald trump talking about a reporter, saying he had no idea the reporter has a disability. tonight, trump taking our question. after the terror in paris, president obama and nearly 150 world leaders tonight in that city. they're there on climate change, but how do you keep the city safe? and, cyber monday. our business correspondent and the three eye-opening deals tonight. the apple

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