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a child. it was wednesday october 13th at about 6:00 a.m. when police got a 911 call from david dj creato reporting his little three-year-old son brendan was missing from his apartment. >> i just woke up and he wasn't in my apartment. i don't know if he wanted out or what happened. i don't know where he is. the door was locked. >> reporter: that call triggered a three hour long search. shortly after 9:00 a.m. searchers made a grim discovery. brendan's body was found in a wooded area in the cooper river park about a half mile from his father's apartment. it has never been clear how the little boy died. the initial autopsy was said to be uncommon sues is. >> reporter: it was report add drug screen showed nothing unexpected in the child's bloodstream. authorities said little during the investigation own that there was no evidence of a forced entry into dc creato's apartment. again, authorities saying very little at this point not saying how the murder allegedly took place or where it took place citing rules of
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judicial conduct here in new jersey saying that they cannot make statements outside the courtroom. we may hear statements made in a courtroom tomorrow. it appears the father is to be arraigned tomorrow afternoon at 1:30 here in camden. live in camden, john rawlins, channel6 "action news." back to you all. >> a lot more to come there. john thank you. we're also following a deadly shooting inside a corner store in south philadelphia. police say the gun went off after a struggle between the suspects and the business owner. >> now, one suspect is dex another is in custody. "action news" reporter chad pradelli live at police headquarters. chad, you've got the latest on this. >> reporter: yeah, brian, police are still trying to sort out exactly what happened in this corner store but we're told that one suspect is dead, another is in custody and the store owner is being questioned by homicide developments around 8:30 this morning two suspects entered miss jessie's stop and shop on the 900 block of south 12th street. there was some sort of struggle over a gun.
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one suspect was shot in the head. he died on scene. whose gun it was, the store owner or the suspect is unclear at this point. another suspect though was captured a short time later by police and here was a neighbor a short time ago talking about that store owner. >> everybody in the neighborhood and his wife and all them was born and raised in this neighborhood. been in this neighborhood all they life. >> they messed with the wrong guy, hm? >> no, they came in the wrong neighborhood. i don't know who did what 'cause i wasn't out here but i know mike is a nice guy. >> and police tell me there is a possibility of a third suspect. now two guns were recovered on scene. at least one of those was the gun used to shoot that suspect but again whose gun it was has not been verified. also schools in the immediate area of south philadelphia were placed on lockdown. a school spokesperson --
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school district spokesperson tells me that lockdown was lifted about an hour later around 9:30 a.m. but this investigation is still very much ongoing and we'll have more details on later editions of "action news." live outside of police headquarters, chad pradelli, channel6 "action news." >> all right, chad, thanks very much. we've got more breaking news right now out of new jersey. in just the past hour governor chris christie announced a compromise between state lawmakers regarding gambling in that state. the measure would provide for two casino licenses in north jersey ending atlantic city's monopoly on that industry. the mandatory minimum investment for companies interested in bidding would be $1 billion. if the measure clears both the senate and the assembly by a 35ths majority the issue will be placed on the november ballot. >> the world today is mourning the loss of an entertainment legend. david bowie english singer song writer producer actor, painter died after a secret 18 month battle with cancer. the rock and roll icon has
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been entertaining fans for more than four decades. but yesterday just days after he released a brand new album called black star, bowie lost his hard fight. he turned 69 years old just on friday. born david robert jones in south london bowie rose to stardom and was inducted into the rock and roll hall of fame in 1996. his biography saying he suffered half a dozen heart attacks during his fight with cancer and pushed through to the end just to get this album out. bowie leaves behind his wife of more than 20 years iman and two children. today the stars are mourning. fellow legend and brit mick jagger saying david was always an insphere asian to me an true original. he was wonderfully shameless in his work. we had so many good times together. he was my friend. i will never forget him. also on twitter today the british rock band queen tweeting the cleverest and
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most interesting the brilliant man of our time. what a vacuum he leaves and how he will be missed. kanye west calling him one of my most important inspirations so fearless so creatively he gave us magic for a lifetime and also today british prime minister david cameron describing him as the master of reinvention who kept getting it right. a huge loss. now, of course bowie had a special connection to us here in philadelphia. in fact, two of his albums were recorded here including a live album at the tower theater in upper darby and that's where vernon odom joins you live now with more reaction. vernon. >> reporter: good evening, alicia. upper darby's tower theater was one of the major launching pads for david bowie's various incarnations over the years. in fact, philadelphia was the place where he got many of his creative juices flowing. philadelphia deejay john debella interviewed david bowie many times during the course of both their careers so he had the opportunity to
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take the measure of this legendary artist as he evolved across the decades. >> he was an artist beyond music. he was trial renaissance man and a man of the world u philadelphia was one of bowie's favorite places. he opened many american tours at landmark theater. of the dozens of albums bowie recorded young americans was a critical point in his rise to frame. it was recorded at sigma sound. >> all these young girls who called themselves devotees would follow o bowie around and it wasn't until the last day that bowie paid them any attention and he said to his manager, he says, hey, let's invite them in for a -- to see the final record being played out. >> reporter: center city bar
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owner patty brett has been a david bowie devotee. this is brett. she followed his tours around the country attending more than 150 bowie concerts from coast to coast. >> he's brought people together like i think no other musician has. he made it okay for people to be different. >> reporter: alicia, the word is different but it's also unique and one fan said today "mystical. our town had a great impact on his creativity. live in up d.c., i'm vernon odom, channel6 "actiocentercity. >> we've posted reaction from around the music industry to bowie's death. you'll also find videos and pictures paying tribute to the icon and we want to know what is your favorite memory of david bowie. share it with us on our facebook page today.
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just go to 6abc "action news." we would love to hear from you. brian and sharrie. >> legendary on so many levels. right about that, alicia. it is now time for our first check of the accuweather forecast. >> all right. this one includes snow for some of us. meteorologist adam joseph, is that true my friend. >> our first flakes yes will be arriving for many of us tomorrow but don't get too worried or too excited because it's not really going amount to a whole lot. we're talking about wind chills this afternoon. 25 in philadelphia is what it feels like, nine in syracuse, 24 in new york city and seven below in quebec, canada. this is the clipper we're watching on double scan live radar and you can notice not a lot of moisture with it and that won't change as it dives to the south and east and swings an arctic front through here tomorrow afternoon. all things are quiet this evening. overnight tonight and tomorrow morning for the rush hour, sunshine to begin your tuesday with a southerly wind and as the front starts to approach that's when a little bit of that moisture starts to pivot
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through right around the midafternoon and during the evening rush tomorrow but notice those southerly winds, they will help out because they'll push in warmth with some of those snow showers tomorrow, so there will be a few around but temperatures near 40 degrees. roads expected to be mainly wet, not slick but there could be a couple of slick spots especially up towards the lehigh valley where temperatures will be a little cooler in the higher elevation. sharrie, when i come back we'll time future track area little closer and let you know who could see a coating in that full accuweather forecast. >> adam thank you. meantime the eagles interviewed another candidate today for their head coaching position. the birds brass talked to former new york giants coach tom coughlin. coughlin actually spent time in the eagles organization back in the 80's. law a wide receiver coach under marion campbell. the record powerball jackpot got even bigger today. it's now at a jaw dropping $1.4 billion. the action cam found people buying tickets today in north
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philadelphia. and if you take the cash option, it's $868 million. the jackpot is already reportedly the largest in american history and it's only going to get bigger before wednesday night's drawing and as soon as the numbers are drawn, you'll be able to of course see that right here on "action news" at 11:00 p.m. >> it's -- you can't even wrap your head around that kind of number. >> i'm trying. >> i'm trying real hard. it is that time now for the "action news" traffic report. >> all right, our first check this afternoon let's check in with matt pelman in the "action news" traffic center. >> i could give it a good old fashioned effort for sure. good afternoon. after an afternoon commute like this a lot of people are going to wish they were winning that powerball and not having to do the commute anymore. live along night. a number of problems. this is in bucks county the southbound lanes of 95 by street road it's an accident, some debris on the roadway. police and a tow truck are on the scene. they have that left lane blocked off as you can see so coming down from 413, you can
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expect some slowing. in middletown township delco watch out for a crash along route one. that's the baltimore pike portion right at 352 middletown road and heading into the garden state, several issues this afternoon. first, at walt whitman bridge eastbound on the pennsylvania side right at the pol toll plaz. a vehicle fire. looking at speeds like 6 miles per hour coming off of the schuylkill expressway onto the walt whitman bridge. if you're taking the ben franklin bridge over and you're traveling through camden you're hitting traffic here on the eastbound side of the admiral wilson boulevard because the ramp to 130 southbound is closed. that's because on 130 southbound there's an overturned tanker truck so that too is all shut down. let's grab the ipad do the commuter report on this monday afternoon. hope you had a good weekend. we're not having such a good commute through south philadelphia because of that vehicle fire approaching the walt whitman bridge. what i would do is go over the ben franklin bridge then get on 676 southbound down to 42. that's your best bet this afternoon. we'll keep tracking the traffic troubles, brian and sharrie, in the next half
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hourly. >> all right. >> thank you very much. >> still ahead, fire rips through a local shopping center damaging several businesses including a restaurant. >> and dramatic new video of the raid that captured el chapo. what it shows about the mission to recapture that drug lord. >> and the playboy mansion goes up for sale. how much it costs and the unusual catch that comes along with the deed. >> ♪
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>> ♪ >> it is the dramatic brand new video out of the government shootout and raid of drug king pin el chapo's hideout in mexico. this video showing the very moment that mexican marines opened fire on the home early friday morning in the city. [gunfire] it was called operation swan involving heavy artillery and an intense fire fight. 17 mexican marines say they were met by about a dozen
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armed guards protecting joaquin el chapo guzman who started firing at them even launched grenades. after 15 minutes we're told the marines controlled the entire house. five guards were killed and four people detained but not el chapo. once again, he escaped through a hidden passageway into an escape tunnel through the city's sewage system. when officials caught up with him he told police, "yes, my vacation is over." as for how officials found him through an interview with actor sean penn today, the feds in new york saying they have no plans at the time to pursue criminal prosecution because he appears to have been acting as a journalist and is covered by the constitutional right to freedom of the press. sharrie. >> still sounds like the making of a movie to many of us. >> you got it. >> alicia thanks. bucks county officials are investigating an early morning fire that destroyed a restaurant in feasterville. this was the scene inside the
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hong kong king buffet this morning. flames broke out inside the kitchen's restaurant around 1:00 a.m. causing part of the roof to collapse. no one was hurt but the fire marshal told "action news" the restaurant is a total loss. neighboring businesses also impacted by the smoke and water damage. that includes the vip fashion dress shop next door. >> it was like everything to me. it's like what we always worked for and we made it perfect. we were just talking about how we just put in the last nail into the store. >> well, the owners of vip fashion said their bridal inventory is okay but up to 2500 prom dresses may have been affected. owners of a nearby gift shop also said they'll have to clean their glass and porcelain figurines by hand. >> the honda civic took home the title of 2016 north american car of the year. automotive journalists from the u.s. and canada decide that award. today they gave it to the civic which honda has
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completely redesigned for this year. the civic won the industry's top award in 2006 but more recent models have been panned by critics. it's also been lagging in sales behind competitive like the toyota corolla. but journalists give honda's new sporty design a thumbs up. all right. speaking of thumbs up we like how the market started this week especially after the way it ended last week. the dow up 52 points today. the nasdaq off marginally five and a half points the nasdaq up just about two points on the day. >> it is one of the most famous pieces of real estate in the entire world and today it could be yours. the playboy mansion is up for sale. it's listed at $200 million. the house features 29 rooms, a game house, a home theater and a swimming pool. it also comes with one other feature, hugh hefner. as a condition of the sale the 89-year-old will have to continue to live there. he first moved in back in 1971
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when playboy bought the mansion for just over $1 million. >> ought to come with some lysol, too, a little cleaning. time for action weather. >> let's check back in with meteorologist adam joseph with what some are calling flakes. >> tomorrow afternoon. finally we'll see some snowflakes around here. it's about time that the winter lovers get a little flake or two coming down from the 69 it's bound to happen that at point during the winter season. as we look at sky6 now you see chopper going ahead of the ben franklin bridge but a bright blue sky and the camera bouncing at times as we've had a pretty strong wind out of the west through much of the day. winds right now 17 miles an hour in philadelphia, 12 wilmington, 10 in reading, 16 down in millville and at times today the speeds have been between about 20 and 20 to 25, 30 miles an hour at times. and that creates a wind chill. you felt it all day. 25 in philadelphia, feels like 19 right now in lancaster, 25 in wilmington as well as
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millville and right along the shore feeling like the upper 20's. as we look at satellite and radar we look all the way to the north and west, north and west of chicago near minneapolis moving out of alberta canada you see a little bit of precipitation. this is an arctic front, a weak clipper system that will dive down and push through here tomorrow afternoon and you notice not much moisture with it, very moisture starved and that's the way it will stay as it swings through. so for tonight clear and cold and less wind out there, 16 in allentown, 25 in philadelphia. dover a cold 25 -- or 23 to start your tuesday morning and speaking of tuesday morning, sunshine first thing so we're good to go here for that morning rush hour. then clouds will build around lunchtime. you see a couple of those snow showers developing lehigh valley into the poconos but for most of us it's broken in nature and doesn't arrive until later on in the afternoon during the evening rush mixing with some rain as well, southern areas in wilmington dover as well as millville and then it pivots
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through and is gone by 9 o'clock tomorrow night. and again, it's snow showers coming through north and west. that's where we could see a coating northern chester montgomery bucks up into the lehigh valley on mainly grassy surfaces. for the major cities i-95 no accumulation but you'll see some snow showers in delaware and southern new jersey, they'll be rain to start and then mixing with a few wet snowflakes as that colder air arrives with the front. so the four day at 4:00 forecast those afternoon snow showers at times but notice the high of 44 in philadelphia. that is why it will have a hard time sticking in the major cities. then on wednesday, wind chills in the teens only with a high of 31 but bright sun. and then we're back to normal on thursday, 39 and a big bump up in temperature by the end of the week turning milder at 48 degrees and that mild air is coming in in time for our next storm. go figure. so, that will be rain. we'll talk about the timing of that coming up in the seven day. >> going to see strange to even see some snow. >> it will be a little bizarre. >> you got it.
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adam thanks very much. up next here at 4 o'clock today former philadelphia police commissioner charles ramsey takes a new job. >> and coming up at 4:30 a woman is almost carjacked in a wawa parking lot and it turns out it may not be the first time the suspect has struck in the same spot. >> and literally gave the homeless man a shirt off his own back. the heartwarming viral video of a good samaritan on a new york city subway inspiring kindness across the globe in big talkers. >> ♪
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>> ♪ >> city of wilmington has turned to a familiar face as they try to cut down on violence. mayor dennis williams says the city has retained former philadelphia police commissioner charles ramsey as a public safety consultant. ramsey is considered a national leader on community policing and will work with wilmington's police department to device new strategies. >> he's going to help us complete some things for our department he said we were going in the right direction but we want to be better. we want to make sure the things we're doing are
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working. he'll push us in the right direction. >> ramsey will also help implement recommendations from the department of justice. he was philadelphia's police commissioner from 2008 until his retirement earlier this month. >> a community agency in south jersey that helps families in need just got even stronger. the cherry hill food pantry is now in a bigger space. once housed in a 900 square foot building, it's new residence is on brace road and it's more than 4,000 square feet. under the new setup, families can actually shop for themselves and select the food that they are in need of. the food pantry currently serves 850 families and mayor chuck kahn as you see was on hand for the ceremony today. the eagles and verizon have teamed up for the annual packs for pride event today at lincoln financial field. back packs were filled with clothing perth care items and toys that will be given to local children affected by domestic violence.
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swoop and eagles player brandon bear were there to show their support for area families. >> and still ahead here on a monday afternoon police now say two crimes at one bucks county wawa were committed by the same person. details on the man arrested for a pair of carjackings coming up. >> plus a what's the deal investigation. >> i'm nydia han. you may be paying way too much for your prescription medication and not know it. get the results of an undercover consumer reports shopping test coming up in what's the deal. >> ♪
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>> ♪ >> "action news" continues with meteorologist adam joseph, alicia vitarelli, sharrie williams and brian taff. >> ♪ >> hello again. 4:30 and "action news" continues with the reason police think a chester county pastor accused of raping a teenager may be on the run today. >> and why is this seemingly innocent photo of mark zuckerberg and his baby sparking such a heated debate about parenting decisions. well here's a hint. it's not about the picture, it's about the caption. >> plus, haunting and moving just a few of the words used to describe a video released days before david bowie's death. why so many people say the lyrics and the images have taken on a whole new meaning and what bowie's own producer is saying about the swansong. >> but first, police in bucks county say the arrest of one man has solved two crimes over the past two wex. investigators believe the 22-year-old seen right here
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tried unsuccessfully to steal a woman's car at a packed wawa in trevose last night. and it apparently wasn't the first time amir sanders targeted a customer pumping gas. "action news" reporter walter perez is live at the store with more on how police captured the alleged repeat offender. walter. >> reporter: well, sharrie as you mentioned last night there was an attempt carjacking at the gas pump he see lined me at this wawa in bensalem. local police are overjoyed they made this arrest because they believe the same man was behind a carjacking less than two weeks ago at this very same location. earlier this afternoon bensalem police arrested 22-year-old amir sanders. investigators believe he's the man seen in this surveillance video trying to carjack a woman while she was filling her suv with gasoline at the wawa on lincoln highway. bensalem police director fred herron says he believes the attacker was trying to get the victim to stay in the car with
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him. >> the reason why we know he was trying to take off with her because it seems that the same individual committed the same type of crime back on december 30th at the same location. >> reporter: this surveillance video captured a short time after the first carjacking shows the victim removing money from an atm in philadelphia before reportedly going back to his vehicle and giving the cash to the knife wielding suspect. the carjacker got away after forcing the victim to drive him back to bensalem and dropping him off near a wooded area. but last night the attempted carjacking did not unfold as smoothly. >> she was screaming and started to hit her horn. other people from the gas station saw the commotion came to her defense and he fled the area. >> reporter: less than 24 hours later, bensalem police made the arrest. bail has not yet been set but saunders faces a string of charges including carjacking, attempted carjacking and theft. >> he will be now a resident of bucks county prison until a criminal justice system decides what to do with him
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once he's found guilty which i'm sure he will be. >> reporter: and now local police want to hear from the people who helped chase away the attacker last night. investigators need those folks to give them details that can be used in court. so, if you were at this wawa and you saw what happened, please call bensalem police. reporting live from bensalem, walter perez, channel6 "action news." sharrie. >> okay, walter, thank you. meantime police in chester county are asking the public to help them track down a pastor accused of raping a teenaged girl. this is 33-year-old jack malone, jake malone. investigators say malone met the victim at an arizona church when she was just 12 years old. well, several years later in the summer of 2014 he invited the girl to stay with the family at their home in exton. the victim told police he started sexually assaulting her soon after. officials say malone may have fled the state. if you have any information on his whereabouts, call west
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white land township police. >> police in south philadelphia are also hoping our viewers can can help to find a purse snatcher. this is surveillance video from the 1600 block of tasker street back on the morning of december 14th. you can see the suspect in the hood there walking toward his victim pretending to be on the phone but as soon as he's next to her the thief snatches her bag. at first the victim tries to chase him but soon thinks better of that. he was last seen running down the 1600 block of dickinson street. detectives in roxborough are trying to track down a thief who used his suv to literally rip off an atm. cameras captured the suspect outside the eagle gas station on the 3100 block of umbria street last thursday. as you can see the man ties one end of the rope around the machine the other to his bumper and then drives off ripping the atm from its anchor. after loading it into his suv he takes off. if you recognize the suspect in this case or the purse snatcher, please call philadelphia police. >> a 57-year-old man is
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recovering in the hospital following a serious crash in west oak lane. the action cam was out along the intersection of 68th avenue and broad street. that's where two cars collided just after 8:30 this morning. at last check only one person, the 57-year-old man, had to be taken to the hospital. we're still waiting for word on his condition as well as information that led up to this crash. officials in camden county are trying figure out how this tanker truck ended up on its side. chopper6 was over the scene on route 130 near kaighn avenue in pennsauken. this happened around noon. hazmat crews were called to the scene because the tanker was leaking diesel fuel. the driver was not seriously hurt. >> well, talk about a drop in temperatures. record warmth yesterday and bitterly cold out there today. >> yes, 65 degrees in philadelphia yesterday breaking the old record of 63. today wind chills in the teens and the 20's and tomorrow say it ain't snow.
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it will be. [laughter] >> a little bit at least. as we take a look right now at sky6 live at philadelphia international airport a crystal clear sky above. you can see some of the refineries and the smoke kind of working from the right to the left there with the wind blowing out of the west-northwest at 17 miles an hour. the air temperature 35 degrees but you knock off 10 degrees and that's how it feels at 25. bear creek the resort up in berks county, 30 degrees. dewpoint is just four so super dry air in place. with a westerly wind at 10 miles per hour. the system we're tracking is a clipper system just north and west of chicago and near international falls. notice not a lot of precipitation with it. it's very weak moisture starved but it will pivot through bring strong winds for wednesday very low wind chills and yes, a little bit of those snow showers. we'll chat a little bit more about it coming up in that full accuweather 7-day forecast. >> adam thank you. two rowers had to be rescued from the schuylkill river today after their boat got stuck on cables in the water. rescue crews were called to
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the scene near boathouse row about 6 o'clock this morning. chopper6 hd was over the scene. both rowers got back to dry land safely. neither was injured. there's a new kind of workout being offered in our area that is both high intensity and challenging but less dangerous than others like it. "action news" anchor monica malpass live in the news room with details. >> you may have seen it before, these high end tensity exercises like lifting upturns other things that can be very compelling but also very dangerous. they do build muscle and burn fat but at what cost? that's the question. so the sweat fitness gym here in queen village is changing that offering a workout routine that does offer the same result but in a safer way and we'll have details on what that involves exactly on health check at 5:00. an ice scraper certainly would not have taken care of this. wow. find out what some folks woke up to today. these are extreme icy conditions obviously. we'll tell you where that was and much more today on "action news" at 5:00. sharrie, see you then.
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>> amazing video. >> that would take awhile to clip off. >> i would say so. maybe a week or two. monica thanks. soccer star and delran new jersey native carly lloyd has another honor to add to her list. lloyd was named the 2015 fifa women's world player of the year. the announcement came at a ceremony in switzerland today. the 33-year-old led the u.s. women's national team to victory in the world cup back in july scoring three goals in the five to two win and during today's ceremony. lloyd teared up and said she could not have done it without her teammates. congratulations to her. >> yes, the honors keep coming but all of them deserved. still ahead today are you paying too much for your prescription? get the results of an undercover consumer reports shopping test in what's the deal. >> plus, facebook ceo mark zuckerberg is quickly becoming one of the biggest trending topics on his own network. how a cute photo of his baby sparked a conversation about vaccines. >> and meteorologist adam joseph back with that full accuweather forecast.
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details on the snow, the flurries, the first flakes. >> there we go. >> that's it. >> say it ain't snow. [laughter]
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>> ♪ >> italian police are still trying to come up with the suspects after an american woman was found dead in her florence apartment. she was bruised and police say assaulted. 35-year-old ashley olson was discovered over the weekend by her boyfriend. the two had a fight reportedly days earlier. olsen's boyfriend told police he could not get ahold of her so he asked her landlord to let him in. olson was last seen thursday night at a nightclub. she was partying with friends when they decided to go home leaving her behind. >> can't imagine a person who would hurt her. she is gentle, kind, a beautiful friendly lovely girl and it's been an awful shock. >> olson posted several pictures on instagram in recent days suggesting she was
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getting unwanted attention even using the hashtag stalker. now police are relying on surveillance cameras in the area for clues. an autopsy could be ready by tomorrow. >> two workers got the scare of their lives when the platform they were working on gave way hundreds of feet in the air. this is how it looked moments after the scaffolding broke loose on a houston, texas highrise. two window washers got stuck forcing a rescue effort. fortunately neither worker was injured and aside from being shaken up both are said to be okay this afternoon. it is not clear just yet what caused that scaffolding to collapse. >> ♪ >> in health check today at 4:00 facebook founder mark zuckerberg and his pediatrician kudos and criticism for their message on childhood vaccines. zuckerberg and wife posted a picture of daughter max with the message time for vaccines. the couple has come out publically in favor of vaccinations and has
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campaigned globally to get life saving vaccines to children. last year's california measles outbreak spread in part because of the number of unvaccinated children. >> ♪ >> big talkers now and today the music world and fans across the globe are mourning the loss of david bowie who lost his battle with cancer yesterday just two days after his 69th birthday. well, that very same day on friday bowie released his final album black star along with a video for the second single off of it called lazarus which his producer calls his intentional parting gift to his fans and a pretty haunting and chilling one. >> ♪ producer tony vis conte says this was a carefully planned finale and bowie's death was no different than
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his life a work of art and this video was for the fans so they know that this is how he was approaching his death with solace that his music will live on eternity. the lyrics are poignant saying i'll be free just like that blue bird, taint just like me. at the end he rises from the bed a nod to lazarus who of course was risen from the dead. now to a viral story out of new york city that not only warms the bones it warms the heart. a good samaritan on the subway giving a shivering man the shirt off of his own back and his own winter hat, too. and the way social media plays a role in this story makes it even more special. this viral cell phone video has been seen by millions of people. in it you see 23-year-old joey resto on the a train friday night going over to a homeless nan his car. all the other passengers sat far away. they say because of the odor but not resto. he sat next to him and was compelled to act taking the shirt offs of his own back and helping dress the freezing and
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hungry man and then covering his bruised head with his own hat. >> he looked so weak and like frail that i had to help him. if i was just going to give it to him he wasn't going to put it on. >> someone on the train videotaped that moment of compassion. it soon went viral and the mother of resto's girlfriend recognized him as a good samaritan. resto saying he never expected this level of attention but he just lopes to inspire others to do acts of kindness especially toward the homeless and especially as we get into this now very cold winter. >> yeah, of course he didn't seek any recognition but so glad that he's getting what he deserves today. >> so touching. >> good samaritan. alicia thanks very much. let's get another check on the roads rider now. >> let's do it with matt pelman in the "action news" traffic center with the update. >> hopefully your hearts are warmed now. now it's time for the frosty breeze to blow in that is the terrible traffic news this afternoon brian and sharrie. let's start on 95. southbound side you can see a long line of traffic coming down from penn's landing on
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down to the exit for the walt whitman bridge. reason 95 southbound is jammed swellas well as the schuylkill eastbound is a vehicle fire. two lanes are getting by on the schuylkill you're looking at speeds like 8 miles per hour as you come east of passyunk. you want no parts of this. head for the eastbound ben franklin bridge instead but once do you that, when you get into camden you have to get on 676 southbound because if you get on the eastbound admiral wilson boulevard you're going hit this wall of traffic. at a standstill as you head towards 130 and the old airport circle. that's because can you see the flashing lights there, 130 southbound is still closed because of the overturned tanker truck from around noontime. all lanes shut down. that's why you're seeing that big jam on the eastbound admiral wilson boulevard. cuthbert boulevard taking some of the detouring traffic but again, coming into jersey from pennsylvania use the ben but then get on 676 southbound on down to 42 southbound. in evesham township we're without main street this
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afternoon by indian spring driving range. that's because of a crash. stay up on 70 stemmed septa's 101 and 102 trolleys on the buses between 69th street and drexel hill junction because of mechanical issues. we've got lots of issues brian and sharrie. we'll check them again during the 5 o'clock hour. >> always a few issues to deal with. thank you my friend. let's step outside and give you something to smile about tonight. the ben franklin bridge and sunset. have you noticed by the way the sun is setting a little bit later and later each day. >> it is beautiful out there but meteorologist adam joseph he's coming up with that exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast and there is talk of some snow. >> ♪
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>> ♪ >> all right, meteorologist adam joseph standing by with an accuweather forecast that includes. >> right. >> we're calling them the first flakes of 2016. >> snow showers to go through here.
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found happen at some point during the winter. some could say this could be the snowless winter but not going to be the case. >> all right. >> as we get in the next 24 hours. yesterday though we had that record warmth and those rain showers came through with some hail and even rainbows. got a lot of photos yesterday on facebook and twitter. this sent in by nick from can kennett square. you can always follow him on twitter. he's at at nick underscore poseidon. notice that very bright primary rainbow we call it. that is very noticeable and then to the north of there just above it you've got the secondary rainbow and with two rainbows that mean's the sunlight is refracting twice off of the rain drop and the colors are flipped on the seconds rainbow and they're more faint also something you may or may never have noticed with two rainbows. double scan live radar around the region we're finding not much going on out there, lots of sunshine today, very low wind chills in fact that wind chill feeling like 21 in allentown and reading, 19 in lancaster. 25 philadelphia millville, 27 in dover as well as wildwood.
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as we look at satellite and radar avoid of cloud cover. we've got very dry air in place. clouds starring t starting to bn the ohio valley. arctic front and clipper system is diving out of the central part of canada near minneapolis. not a lot of moisture with it and there is very typical with clipper systems as they move in from a source that really is not much in the way of water up in central canada. tonight clear and cold, less wind, 16 to 25. winds gusting to 30 miles an hour at times today will be down between three and 6 miles an hour. future tracker at 9 o'clock tomorrow morning, we're good to go here for the morning rush hour. temperatures near freezing or above south. below freezing to the north and west with sunshine. clouds build around lunchtime but notice the temperatures soaring into the 40's for most of us and starting to see a couple of those snow showers the lehigh valley to the poconos. then during the evening rush, that's when some of the snow showers pivot in from the
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north and west but mainly temperatures will that still be above freezing. so, any of the snow showers that fall will melt on the roadway surfaces and then it moves off the coast by about 9 o'clock and that's when temperatures start to drop below freezing. some flakes in the air from trenton, philadelphia, wilmington all points to the south. to the north and west we're expecting maybe a coating mainly on the grassy surfaces. the cars and this is northern bucks montgomery county chester county into the lehigh valley as well as the poconos so at least the first go around of snow this winter season going to be very easy on us. as we look at the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast 44 tomorrow afternoon with a couple of those snow showers and then wind chills slam back to the teens only on wednesday, 31 for a high. and then back near normal around 40 degrees here on thursday and then well above normal friday at 48. before another storm comes in little more in the way of moisture but it is all rain with lyles in thwith lies in th.
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close to the holiday temperatures back down into the 30's under partly sunny skies. >> thank you. >> why you may be paying too much for your prescriptions and not even know it.
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>> prices on the rise. a new poll from consumer reports finds one third in americans saw a like in prescription prices over the past year. here's our nydia han with how to save. >> reporter: if you want to save on prescription medication you need look at where you shop. using the results of its under cover shopping test consumer reports shows that some outlets charge much more than others. consumer reports secret shoppers compared the price to sell five common generic prescription drugs at more than 200 pharmacies across the can country including costco, walgreens, cvs target and wal-mart as well as independency independent and supermarket pharmacies and a
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verified on line pharmacy. >> some americans are seeing drug prices skyrocket but you may be able to seay money if you change where you shop for your prescriptions. >> reporter: drugs in the price analysis are commonly subscribed generics. >> of the prescriptions that we looked at the three biggest drugstores cvs rite-aid and walgreens were the most expensive. >> reporter: the bill for all five drugs at walgreens was over $600. at rite-aid it was almost $830. and cvs was the highest at $855. the price at costco was much lower, only $117. and you don't need a costco membership to fill your prescriptions there. buying the drugs online was the best deal of all. only $83 at health consumer reports recommends only shopping at verified internet pharmacy practice sites there show the vipps logo like health warehouse. consumer reports found some real bargains at interest mom
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and pop pharmacies but you play need to ask for a better deal. their pharmacists often have more flexibility to match or beat competitor's prices. >> never be avenue fried ask a pharmacist for a lower price no matter where you shop. some pharmacies may charge you less if they know you're paying out of pocket. >> reporter: consumer reports also found that many chain and big box stores offered common generics at a very low price if you pay out of pocket. prices are as low as four dollars for a 30 day supply. that's likely to be less than you'd pay for your insurance co-pay. you can get more information on how to save money on prescription on i'm nydia han channel6 "action news." >> and finally at 4:00 we've all heard the old saying new year, new you and for one bird 2016 is all about the attitud attitude. that is video of harley the cockateel kicking cups and taking names. the sassy pet struts about
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while knocking the remainder of the plastic toys around. it's pretty clear harley wants everyone tony that this year he's the bird boss. >> like my son. i build a tower and he just comes and -- >> forget there daddy. >> forget it. that will do it for "action news at 4:00. for sharrie williams alicia vitarelli and adam joseph i'm brian taff. hope you'll join us for a full hour of "action news at 10:00 on phl17. >> "action news at 5:00 is coming up next. >> see you tonight. puffs knows winter...
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the x1 voice remote is here. >> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with jaime apody, meteorologist cecily tynan, rick williams and monica malpass. >> ♪ >> a father in south jersey has been arrested for the murder of his son. three-year-old brendan creato was found dead near his home back in october. his death remained mystery until today. monday night the big story on "action news" is breaking news on the arrest of david creato. >> the 22-year-old father was taken into custody just a few hours ago and "action news" reporter dann cuellar is live in the haddon township neighborhood where the child was found. dann you've got the latest tonight. >> reporter: that's right people here in this quiet neighborhood are shocked and stunned with word of the arrest. the mystery of who had killed
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nine child had consumed many here especially those with children of their own. 22-year-old david creato walked quietly as police escorted him to a awaiting prisoner van for transport to jail this after officials announced he had been indicted by a camden county grand jury for the murder of his son. >> i taught both dj and sam when they were in seventh grade and i'm shocked. i mean i'm really shocked. i'm hoping it's not what, you know, they're charging him with to be honest with you. >> reporter: it was around 6:00 a.m. on october 13 that a family member reported three-year-old brendan creato missing a canine unit tracked the child to a wooded area off south park drive where he was found dead. initially nine medical examiner's ruled the manner and cause of death inconclusive. residents were living in fear not knowing if there was a chilled predator on the loose in their neighborhood. >> my family and i friends and neighbors can rest a little easier. >> reporter: no that he's behind bars. >> yes, absolutely.


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