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it goss on to say that the university is taking every step possible to address both the source of the racist material and the impact it has had on black students on campus. the daily pennsylvanian says black students at penn are reeling. mayor jim kenney has released a statement condemning what he called the racist activity at penn. he said "it is heartbreaking to see this type of activity here in the birthplace of our democracy and the city of brotherly love." there is a town hall going on on campus and we will have that story on "action news" at 11:00. and a high school in the lehigh valley is being rocked by racist behavior tonight. "action news" reporter bob brooks is live at southern lehigh high school in center valley. bob, what's the situation there? >> reporter: well, jim, good evening. i can tell you this is a school in really an area that is stunned by some of the things that have been said and done here. most importantly they are very hurt. and now it has gotten to the
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point to where the school administration has stepped in have intervened and they're taking action. racism at their high school by some of their students. this is something a lot of neighbors around the southern hee lie high school are having a tough time coming to grips with. >> i'm very disappointed. >> i think it's horrifying. >> reporter: the outrage over what's detailed in a letter sent out by the school principal via e-mail and published in a local paper. it talks about how students shouted racist slurs towards black and gay students down the hallway in the gym and at lunch calling black students cotton pickers. swastikas carved in bathroom stalls and some students accused of giving hail hitler signs. >> need to be educated about how horrifying this. >> reporter: donna says her husband is jewish. >> you have no idea what it's like to be taken from your home taken from your job your family split apart and somebody saying you're not worthy, you must die. >> reporter: students tell us the school held an assembly last week to address the
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issues. the e-mail sent by the principal partially reads, i'm asking that you have some of these conversations with your child at home in support of what we're trying to do at the school. it's my hope that our students will do a better job of respecting one another and accepting each other's differences. i spoke with a few students about what in the world is going on. >> it's terrible. >> it's awful. >> how can you say something like that. >> 33 should be punished somehow. >> reporter: the reaction of this woman when i let her read the letter says it's all about the hurt this has caused this communities. >> my god. i don't believe it. >> reporter: there you can hear some very hurtful reactions from those people. now, the students i spoke with want to reiterate the fact that they think this is a very small number of students who are doing this. this does not represent a large portion at all of the student body and again, they are as disgusted as anyone
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about what has happened. reporting live in center valley bob brooks channel6 "action news. jim. >> thank you bob. temple university students were on the march this afternoon protesting the election of donald trump. they traveled from their north philadelphia campus to city hall and there is another protest scheduled for 7 o'clock tonight there. "action news" reporter dann cuellar is live at city hall where protestors are supposed to gather tonight. dann a third straight night of demonstrations in philadelphia >> reporter: it looks that way jim. this latest event is sponsored by a group calling itself the dump trump coalition. it's also supposed to include members of the pap chapter of black lives matter. it's supposed to take place right here next to the skating rink at dillworth park which at the present time is filled with families and couples. it reopened today for the season. now, earlier today it was temple university students that took to the streets upset and disappointed about the country's recent election
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outcome. marchers say this is their way of voicing their disapproval of president-elect donald trump's victory over hillary clinton. but they also said it was not so much an anti-trump rally but a movement about unity. this march day marks day three as you said of hundreds of anti-trump protestors continue to voice their frustrations last night it was a multi racial feminist group that staged a rally at the municipal services building across the street from city hall. and then later they marched to 30th street station. some saying that they worry that trump will not unite the country but divide it. and now here we are with another protest rally scheduled for here at city hall tonight. we'll be here as it unfolds. live here at city hall dann cuellar channel6 "action news." >> thank you dann. meanwhile president-elect trump has bumped new jersey governor chris christie from the top of his transition team. vice president elect pike --
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mike pence will take over that transition job. christie will remain on the team as vice chair including others. the governor's standing has been in question recently after two of his former aides were convicted in the bridgegate scandal. firefighters battled a house fire in that chester delaware county late this morning. crews responded to the 2600 block of nolan street at 10:45. the flames and smoke spread to adjoining homes. there were no reports of any injuries. firefighters haven't the blaze. yet what sparked an overturned truck shut down a couple of lanes on the pennsylvania turnpike in bensalem this afternoon. the accident happened shortly after 12:30 in the eastbound lanes. pennsylvania state police say that the truck spilled its load of dirt just after the toll near exit 351. there's no word yet what caused the accident. fortunately the driver wasn't hurt. dashcam video is providing more information about a police-involved shooting late
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last month in the city of camden. new jersey correspondent nora muchanic has that story. >> i just thought the guy -- the cop shot the guy just out of anger. >> reporter: but when maya saw this dashcam video of the october 29th shooting in front of her house she changed her mind. this is what it looked like on alabama road in camden when 38-year-old edmund brown took off during a traffic stop crashing into a car across the street. a haddon township police officer gets commands him to come out of the car but instead of following directions to get down on the ground brown runs offer as the officer chases him his weapon discharges. [gunfire] >> he shot me. >> reporter: the officer holsters his gun and struggles to get control of brown who was eventually wrestled the to the ground. it wasn't until after that they realized brown had been shot. >> the cop pulled the guy over end kept going. he stopped and then kept going. common sense to stop if a cop pulls you over you stop and do what he tells you to do.
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even i know that and i'm 13. >> reporter: the crash left angela yancy's white mitsubishi a mangled mess. when she saw the dashcam video of what happened she also had harsh words for edmund brown. >> you got shot because you didn't listen. you should have stopped and everything could have been prevented. now we screen car. >> reporter: as is procedure the officer involved has been placed on administrative leave while the camden county prosecutor's office investigates this use of force. edmund brown was treated for his gunshot wound and released. he's now being held in jail on $100,000 bail facing a list of charges including a weapons charge with a loaded .357 magnum found in the truck at. >> you get the whole view of it. can't lie there. cops can lie, gentleman can't lie. can't lie 'cause youot the stuff on video. >> reporter: in camden, nora muchanic channel6 "action news." >> people gathered at the tomb of the unknown soldier of the revolutionary war in center
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city philadelphia today to mark veterans day. the memorial at seventh and walnut in washington square park is a burial ground for those who gave their lives fighting for our country's independence. dozens of students from saint mary's held the american flags as philadelphia mayor jim kenney laid a wreath there this morning. the national constitution center gave children the opportunity to express gratitude to service men and women. the ncc set up a station for kids to create thank a vet postcards and arts and crafts. visitors also had the chance to skype with soldiers overseas and signed t-shirts for them. still to come on "action news" tonight, the sights and sounds of one of the delaware valley's largest veterans day parades and the phillies make an off season trade to acquire a big bat. cecily. >> well, get ready for a very cold night. cold enough in fact that we have frost advisories posted where the growing season has yet to end but i'm tracking a
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nice rebound in temperatures over the weekend. i'll explain in the accuweather 7-day forecast. >> an eagles-falcons preview when "action news" continues. >> ♪
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any planned surgery, and all medicines you take. >>talk to your doctor about brilinta. i'm doing all i can. that includes brilinta. if you can't afford your medication, astra zeneca may be able to help. >> president barack obama honored veterans today with a wreath laying at the tomb of the unknowns at arlington national cemetery. the president then delivered his final veterans day address. he called for more help for those who have served in the armed forces. vice president joe biden was in new castle delaware this morning to pay tribute to veterans. biden gave an impassioned address at the war memorial bridge plaza. he told the crowds that every
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morning he asks for an update on america's troops abroad. >> bothers me a lot when people say well there are roughly 6,700 died. no, 6,763 died. because every single one of those fallen angels has left behind a family, a community, an entire network of people to mourn. >> biden was joined by top delaware officials as well as hud secretary julian cass story. one of the area's largest traditional parades took place today in media. "action news" reporter john rawlins was there for the 57th annual veterans day parade. >> reporter: state street in media packed today. people applauding saluting and celebrating veterans. >> i think the military deserves our support. >> reporter: those in the parade world war ii, korean vietnam vets as well as those in more recent conflicts watching it all rick eckert
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who served during the cold. >> i think it's awful important for the people to remember the veterans and the people that served in the military. >> reporter: 91-year-old harold turner saluting fellow veteran. he helped push back the nazis from italy. >> i'm honoring the rest of the guys who were there, too. everybody no matter what you -- if you were in the service, you deserve the credit. >> reporter: the grand marshal and featured speak a retired colonel her focus on helping returning veterans with ptsd. what was called shell shock and combat fatigue in past conflicts is being intensely studied with an eye toward giving soldiers better ways to manage stress. >> there's a lot of research being done to determine that. it could be manageable it could be a problem that never goes away but it's teaching people how to manage posttraumatic stress. >> reporter: a thank you today for the duty honor and courage for those who put on an american uniform recently or 70 years ago.
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in media john rawlins channel6 "action news." >> the battleship new jersey a veteran in its own right hosted a ceremony this morning for men and women who have served our country. the day kicked off way traditional color guard and was followed by comments by 90-year-old john quineso a veteran of world war ii. he was based at pearl harbor and recalled seeing grown men cry when the japanese surrendered. today's ceremony ended with the presentation of the wreath followed by taps. >> ♪
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>> phillies making some off season moves today. >> they need it. one of the worst hitting teams in baseball last year and the few west runs they need a bat. phillies manager wanted to add an experienced bat. the phillies land how we kendrick in a trade with the dodgers. they give up darin ruf and
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sweeney. kendrick is 33 years old and has one year left on his deal. finally, home sweet home. the eagles return home to the linc sunday where they are undefeated and hopefully they can keep it going against the first place high flying falcons. carson wentz and the eagles have dominated at the linc outscoring teams by an nfl high 61 points but the eagles look they make a good point. they have to win, period, after losing four of five. >> we just got to go out and win. it can't be a home-away thing. at the end of the day there's one game where i feel like okay when i look back out it we got outplayed. the other games we gave eight weigh. we got to go back detail our work and say we're not going to give up these games anymore. >> maybe this guy will be the eagles good luck charm. connor barwin's dog, how cute,
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miles hanging out in the eagles locker room today man's best friend perhaps the eagles best friend come sunday. the sixers try to avoid falling to o and eight for the third straight season sixers face indiana again tonight at home after losing to them on the road in overtime on wednesday. joel embiid returns to the lineup after sitting out the last game. jahlil okafor is not expected to play against the pacers to get rest. hopefully the sixers can put this losing streak to rest. the last four seasons for the sixers is the worst stretch in nba history. all right, college hoops tips off tonight villanova national champs get under way against lafayette at home in just about 10 minutes and don't call the cats defending champs. kris jenkins says this is a new year, a new team and he's moving on from the shot and the championship. >> it's already behind me, you know. we're focused and are ready to o this year we got a lot of things we're working on. we got a good team here and we
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want to be the best team we can be by the end of the year. we're all focused on that. >> the other big game tonight temple open at home against lasalle. tu has lost that opening round in a tournament last season hopes to get on a run starting tonight against the explorers. >> you want to do your best against the city schools. that being said, every game is important and when the ball goes up, you just -- you're worried about your team and how they're playing and it's not like you're saying okay we're in a big five game. you're playing a basketball game and let's make each possession meaningful. >> college basketball already. who knew but eric lindros had a shot to add to his hall of fame numbers. four years ago, then flyers gm paul holmgren asked lindros to come out of retirement. lindros' response, what are you nuts? finally number 88 eric lindros will go into the hall of fame on monday. today in toronto lindros gets his ring. lindros living nearby the hall in toronto and he can't wait to show his son his
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accomplishment. >> i drive by here all the time. having a chance and having my kid in the car and then looking up and seeing your picture up that's their its it's a pretty special feeling. >> how special is this the flyers tonight during free game warmups the entire team will be wearing number 88 eric lindros jerseys during warmups against the toronto maple levers. >> jeff thank you. >> all right. >> cecily tynan with the accuweather forecast when we continue in just a moment. >> ♪
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philly pops end joined a selection. dillworth plaza. "action news" meteorologist karen rogers helped open the ring for the season from her perch on the back of the zamboni. rink will be opened until february 26th. it is ice skating season at city hall. >> they should let karen drive. >> drive the zamboni. >> yeah. >> why not. >> should be exciting. was it a little windier today than you expected. >> no, i said it was going to be very windy. we have wind gusts of about 35 miles per hour. cold front rolled through and that's going to bring us some very cold air tonight. you've been warned. storm tracker6 live double scan showing dry conditions out there. that cold front blasted through with very few clouds, no rain but definitely some gusty winds. let's go live on sky6 right now. beautiful shot the ben franklin bridge. you can always tell it's windy when sky6 appears to be doing
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a little bit of a dance. that wind actually still buffeting our camera right now. currently in philadelphia the temperature not that bad 54 degrees. that's down from our high of 64 which is a full 6 degrees above normal so it got pretty mild ahead that of front. trenton 50, millville 56, wilmington 55 but allentown's dropped down 47. the poconos 37 degrees. that colder air is being pulled down from the northwest. with those pretty strong winds so sustained winds right now 20 miles per hour in trenton, philadelphia, wilmington, millville 16 miles an hour winds and reading 18 miles an hour. so, it's blustery out there and it's going to get pretty cold. satellite6 along with action radar showing again that cold front just brought us a little bit of cloud cover its now down to the south. high pressure is building in tonight so that will that keep our skies clear tonight and temperatures really dropping. philadelphia 35 degrees but many areas below freezing. wilmington 31. trenton 32.
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allentown 29. lancaster 29. so we do have some of those frost advisories in that effect tonight t the winds will be with us much of the night. but the winds diminish during the day tomorrow as this high pressure builds in and after that cold start, it will be cool in the afternoon but it won't be brutally cold. lots of sunshine with a high of 51 degrees and the good news for the weekend if you like it a little bit warmer than that, that happens on sunday. this high pressure sinks to the south. that brings us more of a westerly flow. that warms us up to 60 degrees so a very nice rebound. so if you're heading to the linc as the eagles take on the falcons, you definitely do want to bundle up but it will be a great day for a football game. seasonable with loads of sunshine. kickoff temperature of 58 degrees by the fourth quarter 59 degrees and winds just a little bit on the breezy side generally about five to 10 miles per hour. clear skies sunday night and that is great timing to take a look at not just a supermoon but an extra supermoon. this moon will be the the
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closest to earth since 1948. now, think about that. that was the last time the cleveland indians won the world series and gas was 16 cents a gallon. it will be very bright. it will be very big. and the next time we get an extra supermoon won't be for 18 years so don't miss it. so, the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast cold in the morning. cool in the afternoon. 51 degrees. but we bump it up to 60 degrees on sunday. monday some more clouds rolling in late in the day with a high of 60 and then on tuesday possibility of some rain especially east of philadelphia. 59 degrees. wednesday still a lot of clouds, still a chance of some rain 58. on thursday some showers, mixing with sun, 62 degrees and friday mostly sunny with a high of 60 and i did post more information on the extra supermoon on my facebook page. >> can we call eight super-duper moon. >> you could. you could get away with that. >> you'll call it an extra supermoon.
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okay. abc's "world news tonight" with david muir is next on channel6. "action news" continues at 10:00 on phl17 with brian taff, sharrie williams adam joseph and ducis rodgers. and then please join us for a special report at 11:00 here on channel six. "action news" troubleshooter nydia han is hot on the trail of a local business owner after customers complain that he took their money but failed to do the job. >> reporter: here's a preview. >> reporter: get ready. this troubleshooters has a few unexpected twists. plus, when we track down the business owner accused of ripping off customers. >> wants to ask you some questions about your business. >> reporter: the "action news" troubleshooters tonight on channel6 "action news" at 11:00. >> oh boy. cecily tynan, ducis rodgers, jeff skversky, the entire "action news" team, i'm jim gardner. we hope you'll join us for "action news" at 11:00. >> ♪
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tonight, we take you inside trump tower. president-elect donald trump, building his cabinet. members of the trump family in on the decisions. the shakeup already. plus, will he not repeal obama care after all? america divided. the protesters, did they vote? messages of hate in schools across the country. letters going home after distu n disturbidistur disturbing scenes. >>. >> and the state of emergency,

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