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you know, do the right thing. turn yourself in. >> reporter: julian williams wants the hit-and-run driver to turn herself in. that driver struck 65-year-old cynthia mcneil shortly after 8 o'clock saturday november 5th. her family and friends held a vigil this weekend in an effort to get the word out. mcneil remains in the icu at crozer chester medical center. >> broken shoulder, arm, neck, back, spine. bleeding in the brain, brain damage. don't know how much yet. >> reporter: cynthia's daughter tammy is engaged to williams. tammy shot this video of the scene the night of the hit-and-run unaware it was her mom's jacket left in the middle of ninth street. cynthia mcneil had parked her white suv across from her house. >> what i believe happened was she was just coming across the street a car speed and hit her and kept going. >> a car coming westbound going up hit her. they turned on barkley street and stopped right up here at the light. they turned barclay street and
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stopped got out of the car and hollered someone dial 911 and jumped in the car. >> reporter: well, hampering the situation here the family says is the surveillance video has not materialized. so far no surveillance video has materialized to turn up to give us a better idea what kind of car we're dealing with. the family is hoping, though, that someone will look around their neighborhood and might see a car stashed in an unusual place in someone's backyard a vacant lot under a tarp. take a look at it. it's a dark colored car with a lot of damage to the front end. they're hoping they will that contact the chester police. live in chester, john rawlins channel6 "action news." >> thank you john. less than 20's minutes ago president obama wrapped up his first press conference since last week's presidential election. >> that's right. the president was both reflective and optimistic when he discussed the incoming trump administration assuring a smooth transition of power. >> my team stands ready to accelerate in the next steps that are required to ensure a
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smooth transition. and we are going to be staying in such as we travel. i remember what it was like when i came in eight years ago. it is a big challenge. this office is bigger than any one person and that's why ensuring a smooth transition is so important. >> today the president said he urged president-elect trump donald trump to focus on staffing the white house as his first priority. the president also reassured american allies that trump will back nato when he steps into office. president obama is slated to meet with several top european leaders on his final trip overseas this week. meantime president-elect trump continues to evaluate who will fill key spots in his administration. trump has already announced two of his top staffing picks and more are expected in the weeks to come. and we'll have much more on trump's transition to the white house coming up tonight at 5:30. >> schools in the delaware valley are trying to help students cope with reports of vandalism hate speech and threats in the wake of donald
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trump's election. officials at council rock north high school say students have reported incidents targeting latinos and the gay community. some students and parents tell "action news" the threats predate the election. regardless of the timing students say they're saddened but not surprised. >> first time people bring inappropriate things on the bathroom walls. >> there's always going to be someone who is not with the norm and it's not the norm that they're acting like this so i think we need to just get past that. >> a meeting at council rock north is set for tonight to address the harassment. meantime racist messages targeting african-american students at the university of pennsylvania have now been linked to three people from oklahoma. one is a student who has now been suspended from the school. >> philadelphia police say they're still looking for more video and more suspects after that flash mob attack over the weekend on a busy center city street. "action news" reporter sarah bloomquist is live near the scene at 16th and walnut with the very latest.
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sarah. >> reporter: rick, police are hoping additional video turns up giving them a better idea of just who was involved in this attack. they also want to know what motivated this violent flash mob. was it spontaneous? was the group altogether ahead of time? or did they connect and coordinate on social media in advance? detectives looked down the alleys and in the stores that line walnut between 16th and 17th in center city hoping to find any surveillance video of the violent flash mob in action saturday evening. >> they were just fighting everyone. >> reporter: witnesses walking along the stretch of high end stores were still talking about the attack today. >> they were just hitting anybody that came near them and, you know, once they got the person on the ground they would stomp them and go to the next person. >> reporter: it all started around 6:00 p.m. saturday. the group of juveniles started randomly assaulting people. >> i heard a lady screaming. they was down there all down there fighting. me and a couple other people
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hid ourselves in urban outfitters then locked the door. >> reporter: a detective tried to intervene to assist the victims. he was assaulted. his wife tried to help and she, too, was punched in the face. an off duty officer guarding the apple store also tried to help. >> you saw how quickly an off duty detective responded. he got seriously hurt doing sole but he did his job. we're very proud of him. as well as the officer who was working an offer duty assignment in the apple store. >> reporter: police took two 16-year-old boys into custody immediately. they're still looking for the others involved. >> about someone seriously hurt not to mention just infringing upon somebody else's liberty to walk down the street and so they should be absolutely held accountable for what they did and there's no excuse for it. >> reporter: in all, six people were injured, most of those minor injuries and those people were treated and released. however, the detective did suffer a fracture to his eye socket.
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we believe he's going to need to undergo some additional treatment. of course police do want to hear from anyone who may have witnessed this saturday evening. live in center city, i'm sarah bloomquist channel6 "action news." >> thank you sarah. here's a wintry scene that could be just a few weeks away for us, below freezing temperatures and snow and while it can be tempting to leave your car idling to let it warm up in the winter delaware state police are warning drivers before winter that it is against the law. a first offense will mean a fine of $25 to $75. further offenses could mean steeper penalties. police say it also puts your car at risk of being stolen because thieves of course look for cars with the exhaust coming out of the exhaust pipe. >> i'm not ready. i'm not ready for that. we're less than six weeks and counting until christmas. electronics are expected to be a hot item for gift giving this season. now the children's hospital of philadelphia is working with local schools to reinforce the importance of safe listening practices when it comes to audio devices. "action news" reporter katherine scott has the story.
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>> ♪ >> reporter: jazz see action its leaping lizard had students at the andrew jackson school in south philadelphia on their feet but it was their ears they were paying special attention to. >> you ever been in a room when the speaker was so loud you could feel it in your body? >> reporter: the answer is yes, then the music is too loud. >> you could get hurt with your ears. >> it sounds a little bit loud into my ears. >> you should listen to it soft. >> ♪ >> reporter: all part of the listen to your buds campaign which includes a concert series known teach children the safe way to listen. philadelphia schools partnered with the american speech language hearing association to try to prevents noise induced hearing loss which appears to be getting more prevalent. >> they're overusing the technology at loud volume and if you do that long enough,
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often enough the chances are that you could develop noise induced hearing loss. >> the older kids sometimes have some bad habits that have formed already so it's important try to change them. we figure we'll create age advocacy if we start young. >> reporter: the campaign aims to reach kids while they're still young but parents play an important role here too. organizers say that means parents should not only set an example but monitor usage and volume but parameters in place and make sure their children take breaks. these lessons can be particularly relevant with the approaching holidays. >> it's a time when you're giving your children these devices to speak to them about protecting their hearing. >> reporter: and these students seem to be getting the message loud and clear. well, not too loud. >> you look at the volume and you see how loud it is and you know to make it quieter. >> reporter: in south philadelphia, katherine scott, channel6 "action news". >> time right now for a check of the "action news" traffic
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report. >> matt pelman in the "action news" traffic center monday night. how was the weekend? >> weekend was great but i'm wishing things were a little quieter on the roads. that would be nice rick and monica. a crash on 95 once again in the work zone southbound by cottman avenue. the good news is just as katherine was wrapping up they cleared the accident from the southbound left lane so just cleared within the last minute. the bad news is it's still a parking lot coming south from just past woodhaven through this point at cottman. should start to improve in just a little bit. and we're improving here. we had a broken down vehicle near paoli on 202 southbound gave us a delay which we're not used to anymore since we got that third lane each way on 202. but the dv has cleared out of the way. in lower pottsgrove a crash to avoid along bleim road. i would use swamp pike or book erode instead. big delays on 295 southbound from mount laurel down to haddon heights. there was southbound crash by the black horse pike but luckily that, too, is gone. so we're on the upswing. we'll check it again rick and
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monica in the next half hour. >> thank you, matt. much more still ahead on "action news" at 5:00 health check tonight new that much shows new retail clinics inside drugstore chains have not lessened the crunch on emergency rooms. >> mourning the loss of an icon. sudden announcement from pbs today about the death of a journalism veteran. cecily. >> monica after sunshine this morning the clouds are here and now rain is moving up to the south but how much rain you get really depends on your location. i'll explain in the accuweather forecast when "action news" returns. >> ♪
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>> cameras were rolling insides a supermarket in new zealand the moment a powerful earthquake hit. the 7.8 quake shook the shelves and sent boot tells crashing to the floor. it hit the south part of the island just after midnight. roadways split open there were rock slides, too. two people were killed. the quake triggered a small tsunami. >> media world mourning the loss of an icon. gwen ifill has died of cancer. ifill got her start as a newspaper reporter before making the switch to television. she moderated two vice presidential debates in 2004 and 2008. ifill took a leave from her nightly show for health reasons early this year and again last week. the head of ifill's show on
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pbs called her "a standard bearer for courage fairness and integrity in an industry going through seismic change." gwen ifill was 61 years old. >> health check tonight thousands of retail medical clinics have opened in recent years. the hope was that they would lessen the load for emergency rooms. >> but a new study slows that's not exactly happening. ali gorman joins to us explain at the big board tonight. ali. >> hi, guys. the hope was for more minor problems like bronchitis or ear infection people would visit the retail clinics instead of an emergency room but the study shows the clinics many located inside drugstores didn't prevents er visits and haven't helped to lower healthcare costs. one exception was people with private insurance but the effect was small. unlike er's many of the retail clinics don't accept medicaid and they're not required to treat someone with no insurance. also today, 20 more college campuses are going smoke free thanks to a
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multi-million dollars grant from the american cancer society and the cvs health foundation. the university of pennsylvania has already begun working towards becoming the first ivy league school to go 100 percent tobacco free. 99 percent of smokers start by age 26 and statistics show 1 million college students will die from tobacco related causes. >> if we could stop college students from smoking before they ever start, or make it more difficult for them to smoke at school, we can help save lives and end the pain and suffering from cancer. >> the initiative plans to award 125 grants to more universities over the next three years. opponents of a smoking ban say it infringes on students' rights. many of us caught the supermoon last night and of course with the supermoon comes some superstitions. psychologist scott bay says some people believe the full moon affects human behavior but study after study shows no
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real connection. he says superstitions are born out of our desire to control things we can't control or to understand things so that we can lessen the anxiety of the unknown. rick and monica, i'm still going to wish on stars. >> why not? we grew up doing that as kids. >> thank you ali. coming up tonight at 11 o'clock, heroin use continues to grow in our area along with a number of overdoses. >> and more and more police are carrying a weapon to fight this epidemic. here's investigative reporter wendy saltzman with a preview of her special report. >> reporter: it's one of the most gripping epidemics on the street right now. >> i been shooting heroin so long that the veins in my arms don't even work no more. >> reporter: our cameras are riding along with the cops on the front lines of the heroin crisis. >> straight out of a horror movie. >> reporter: see the powerful video of police armed with the drug saving lives with just seconds to spare. >> come on, breathe.
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joe, breathe. >> reporter: don't miss my exclusive investigation the narcan rush only on "action news" tonight at 11:00. he gets a lot of compliments.
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he wears his army hat, walks around with his army shirt looking all nice. and then people just say, "thank you for serving our country" and i'm like, that's my dad. male vo: no one deserves a warmer welcome home. that's why we're hiring 10,000 members of the
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military community by the end of 2017. i'm very proud of him. male vo: comcast. >> the dow jones continued to
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edge higher today despite a mixed finish for the market. the dow now finished in the green six days in a row hiting a new record high today. the dow jones gained 21 points by the closing bell, nasdaq lost 19 and change. the s & p 500 finished nearly flat. good news for drivers tonight. aaa says the average price for a gallon of gas has dropped for 10 consecutive days. locally the price of gas has fallen about a cent and a half in the past week in pennsylvania. gas is down three cents per gallon in new jersey and it's down about two cents per gallon in delaware. one local company celebrating 130 years in business. the action cam was at the rittenhouse hotel this morning where berkshire hathaway home services fox and roach marked that milestone. the company says it's the region's largest realtor and even ben franklin was there to hand deliver a celebratory citation for mayor kenney's office. >> they talked at wynnefield heights about how to empower
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older americans to make their decisions. powell laughton conference much this year the focus was the impact of the affordable care act on older adults. dr. robin stone is a leading international authority on aging and long term care policy. she delivered the keynote address and was armed with the quality of life award. students in south philadelphia went crazy today for some special guests. jaylen millions rodney mcloud and jordan matthews from the philadelphia eagles came to the school for a play 60 pep rally. eagles and the american dairy association northeast announced a $10,000 grant for the school today. it will pay for programs to educate kids on how to live healthier lives and exercise for a full hour a day. >> good for them. much more still ahead on "action news" at 5:30. a check of the forecast for you. >> going live outside right now the ben franklin bridge looking beautiful. meteorologist cecily tynan with that exclusive accuweather five day coming up.
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>> we have some breaking news to pass along from the city's wissinoming section tonight. chopper6 is over the scene where police are investigating a collision, a man on his dirt bike apparently collided with a police cruiser. happened just around 5 o'clock about 25 minutes ago at torresdale avenue and howell street again in wissinoming. details are sketchy. we're told the 20's-year-old
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man was transferred to the hospital in critical condition. no word yet on what led up to the crash. no other injuries are reported but again police are trying to determine exactly what happened here in the city's wissinoming section after a 20's-year-old man crashed his dirt bike into a police cruiser. we will keep you posted as more information becomes available to us. >> time right now to get a check of accuweather. meteorologist cecily tynan here with the update. >> monica and rick we're getting a brush of rain. storm tracker6 live double scan showing we're dry inland but we have some pockets of some heavy rain across coastal cape may atlantic county. you can see right now right over the garden state parkway from sea isle city into atlantic city and this is all pivoting up to the north and west and this is from a cold... a coastal storm, it's a weak system and that is pushing up from the south so sea isle city right now again right over the garden state parkway we do have some heavier rain. it's trying to move inland but it's only going to be able to go so far. so, really where you are makes a big difference in how much rain you'll get overnight. temperature-wise
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across-the-board we're in the 50's. philadelphia 55. our high earlier today reached 60. relatively mild. allentown 56. and cape may currently 54. so satellite6 along with action radar showing the system i'm tracking is right over the coast of north carolina and this is really going to be making a beeline to new england. so, what this means is that we do get that brush of some rain overnight and the heaviest of it will be right along the coast. so, future tracker showing 11 o'clock tonight you can see we've got the rain primarily south jersey and delaware. northwest suburbs not getting into much of the action but that will change overnight as we do get some showers tomorrow morning for the morning commute. there will be showers around. allow some extra time but it's not all day rain. we will be clearing out from the south to the north as we head through the day. by the afternoon even south of philadelphia could actually see a few peeks of sunshine. so, how much rain are we expecting? not much for philadelphia. likely less than about a quarter of an inch but new
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england where the storm is making a beeline could get parts of new england more than an inch of rain. association the five day at 5:00 showing tomorrow it's kind of transition day. rain in the morning, mostly cloudy skies by the afternoon. temperatures about where we should be for this time of the year, 56 degrees but then we're taking a walk on the mild side. wednesday and thursday loads of sunshine, temps in the low 60's both days. 62 degrees on wednesday and thursday. friday warms up to 66. heading into the weekend this is a big weekend for philadelphia, philadelphia marathon weekend saturday got the half marathon and the rothman 8k. sunshine in the morning, increasing clouds by the afternoon. it will be a bit on the warm side, 66 but looks like we could have some big changes on sunday for the full marathon. adam joseph will talk about how many he's running it so he has a vested interest coming up in the seven-day forecast guys. >> i'm walking it. >> you're walking it. >> really? >> starting tonight. >> thank you, cecily. much more "action news" coming your way. we'll take a break and be
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right back.
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>> ♪ >> "action news" continues with meteorologist adam joseph, jaime apody, rick williams and monica malpass. >> hello again and here's what's happening on "action news" tonight.
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president-elect donald trump fills two big spots in his administration and talks for the first time about his campaign promises. will they come to fruition? and georgia father accused of murdering his child by leaving the toddler in a hot car learns his fate. disagreement goes too far outside a philadelphia business. bullets go flying. >> now the details. president-elect donald trump's administration is already taking shape. two key appointments that of chief of staff and senior strategist are drawing scrutiny tonight. at the same time donald trump's first television interview since winning the election is also drawing questions about his campaign promises. abc's maggie rulli is live in washington, d.c. with the very late e. good evening. >> reporter: rick, good evening. as trump continues to gear up to take on the role of president his first big decision as president-elect is already drawing intense criticism. the white house in waiting is shaping up with two big hires
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from the president-elect. first to join the new donald trump administration, republican national committee chairman reince priebus as chief of staff. >> i predict that in 20, 30 years they will write books about this president and how well he did and how he's followed through with his promises and that the american people love the job that preacts trump did. >> reporter: the long time washington insider is teaming up with washington outsider steven bannon as chief strategist. the former goldman sachs banker and recent editor and chief in the right wing news outlet breitbart has drawn criticism over his connection with the alt right movement and its ties to white nationalism. >> we are concerned that this will become more of the mainstream conversation, that it will be legitimized. >> reporter: both the council on american-islamic relations and the antidefamation league have denounced his appointment but trump's campaign manager kellyanne conway says she sees bannon differently. >> general campaign and frankly you you should look at
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his full rasores may. he has harvard business degree, navy officer. >> reporter: president obama is doing his best to calm worldwide anxiety over the future of the white house as he departs for his final trip overseas as america's head of state. >> in my conversation with the president-elect he expressed a great interest in maintaining our strategic relationships and so one of the messages i will be able to deliver is his commitment to nato. >> reporter: priebus said both obama and trump were impressed with each other when they met last week but when asked about the next face to face priebus said he couldn't confirm whether or not they would meet again before obama left officers. in washington, maggie rulli channel6 "action news. monica. >> thank you maggie. congressman keith ellison announced his candidacy for chairman of the democratic national committee. he says democrats must begin
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the rebuilding process now t he's promising to build a broader bench of federal state and local candidates. ellison says democrats need a robe but party organization in every state. he has abattracted support from high profile backers including senate minority leader harry reid and his expected replacement senator chuck schumer. ellison was the first muslim american elected to congress. >> a california sheriff's deputy who was shot execution style while on duty is being remembered as a dedicated husband and father. 53-year-old deputy dennis wallace was shot and killed on sunday while investigating reports of a suspicious vehicle in houston that's just south of sacramento. the suspect has been identified as david machado was captured ourself later after allegedly trying to steal a woman's purse. colleagues of wallace say the 20-year-old veteran of the force died doing what he loved. a georgia father a had been found guilty of felony murder in the death of his toddler son who perished after being left in a hot car. the jury reached its verdict
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just an hour ago in the trial of justin harris. harris' 22 month old son cooper died after he left the boy in his suv while he was at work back in june of 2014. police charged harris with malice murder after investigatord concluded he left his child to die on purpose. world news tonight with david muir will have much more on today's verdict as well as president-elect donald trump's transition to the white house. you can watch it tonight at 6:30 following "action news" at 6:00. >> two men took an argument too far outside a port richmond business and it ended in gunfire. this is surveillance video of the incidents yesterday afternoon. investigators say two men got into a fight, one pulled a gun and fired. a bullet shattered the front window of the new era barbershop here in the 1900 block of east tioga street. after initially dropping the gun the suspect actually ran back for the gun and has not been seen since. philadelphia police are looking for two men who targeted a university city
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restaurant. the armed suspect stormed mad max here in the 3400 block of moravian street at 2:00 a.m. employees were closing the restaurant. investigators are still trying to figure out exactly what was stolen. we now know the name of a woman who was hit and killed while walking across a wilmington roadway. officials say 42-year-old alexa mcaveney was attempting to cross kirkwood highway last flight at 6:30 when she was hit by an suv. the vehicle was driven by an 18-year-old woman. police say she was dressed in dark clothing and was not in a marked crosswalk. she died at the hospital. the teen driver has not been charged. >> a 15-year-old male was shot once this afternoon in southwest philadelphia. the gunman remains on the loose tonight. the shooting happened here on the 2000 block of south 60th street. the victim is at presbyterian hospital listed in stable condition. no word on a motive. no arrests in a shooting reported at a philadelphia nightclub. the male victim showed up at the hospital after the
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incident happened overnight and he told police he was shot several times at club on onyx around 5:00 a.m. the the victim is in stable condition. philadelphia city council heard testimony today about ways to reform our criminal justice system. two recommendations were made during today's hearing. one asked the city to get more electronic monitoring units for use during pretrial detention. there was also a request to increase funding for pretrial service staff to be able to provide more help to individuals who are released while awaiting trial. >> a woman was found wandering the streets of philadelphia early this morning and now police need your help finding her family. detectives sent us this photo of the woman in hopes someone recognizes her. she was found in the 8700 block of pine road headed towards pennypack park at 2:00 a.m. officers say she appeared confused. she's in her late 60's or early 70's, 6 feet tall, 175 pounds. she was wearing a blue sweatshirt, blue scrub pants
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and white sneakers. if you recognize this woman, please call 911. a fire at a tire shop sent smoke pouring into philadelphia's kensington neighborhood this morning. joel's tire store on the corner of frankford and lehigh avenues caught on fire at 3 o'clock. flames were coming from one side of the property. police had to close down roads in the area to make room for firefighters. so far no word what sparked it. >> a private contractor was painting the insider of a water tower today in allegany county when he suddenly fell some 50 feet. the 32-year-old worker reportedly fell off scaffolding inside the tank in o'hara township. paramedics treated him inside the tower then took him to the hospital. his condition is unknown tonight. >> time for another look at the traffic scene monday night. >> we know the condition of the commute home on a monday night, matt. >> it's never great. yeah, let's tell you all about it. it's still dry. the rain not coming down yet here in the city of philadelphia rick and monica, but the speeds they're way down here on 95 southbound side, this is the scene
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approaching cottman. just up ahead there was an accident in the work zone that's now gone but you're still looking at speeds like 28 miles per hour as you come south of woodhaven. couple accidents to watch out for in bucks county. one along 13 bristol pike just south of woodhaven road. also a bad one along bensalem boulevard near ford road. emergency crews responding to the scene. as we told you in the wissinoming section of the city there was a crash involving the dirt bike along torresdale at howell by the king wok. i would stay over on frankford avenue as a better bet much this is the vine street expressway busy of course in both directions and hey you know what's back this week? overnight closures of the vine street expressway starting at 11 o'clock each night. we'll see if that happens tonight with the rain coming in but it is scheduled to shut downton night at 11:00. over here in marple township watching a crash along lawrence road at parkway avenue just to the east of 320. sounds like there's a pretty bad one in towamencin township montgomery county just 6 miles per hour along valley forge
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road at allentown road there by ray's pizzeria. that's where the emergency crews are on the scene. normal afternoon on mass transit. westbound delays on the market frankford line because of equipment problems and on the septa regional rails a bunch of them are behind by about 10 minutes but otherwise it's not unbearable. rick and monica, back over to you. >> okay. >> thanks matt. >> still ahead on "action news" tonight a big selling feature but it may also be dangerous. what the federal government is now requiring makers of hybrid and electric cars to do to their newer models. >> in sports eagles finally get back in the win column. jaime apody has more from coach pederson today. that's coming up in sports. adam. >> after a sunny start to our monday rain is arriving from the south to the north with the a weak coastal storm. we'll let you know how long the rain will linger and how much we'll see in that accuweather forecast. >> those stories and much more when we come right back are. don't -- don't go away.
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>> long security lines at the airport. chicago o'hare's international trying something new. the t.s.a. is using automated lanes called innovation lanes that should move faster. the the airport opened three lanes today and two last week. the new lanes use multiple
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conveyor belts allowing unto five passengers to load their belongings at once and the bins are bigger. hybrid cars will soon have to make noise if uncle sam gets his way. transportation officials are requiring new hybrid and electric cars to make a sounds when backing up or going slower than 19 miles an hour. that's so blind pedestrians can hear them coming. new rule could prevents 2400 pedestrian injuries a year. at higher speeds the tires and wind noise are naturally created so it's not necessary. >> all right. time for sports. jamie is here and it's too bad the eagles can't play all their games at home because they would be undefeated. >> wouldn't that be fantastic. they have the best home record in the nfl. in the battle of the birds ours came out on top. huge win yesterday keep the eagles in the thick of things in the nfc and kept them undefeated at home. two components to the game. birds ran the ball well rushing for over 200 yards. ryan mathews with 108 and two
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touchdowns. mckelvin expected to putting the game away on this kick. 24-15 the final. doug pederson knows after losing four of their last five this is big. >> i look at it as one and o in the second half of the season honestly. and that was my message to the team all week. you know, we need to start one and o in the seconds half of the year and we've accomplished that goal and obviously yeah five and four is definitely a lot better. >> it's a big game for us as an offense and as a team to pull off a tight win like this. i'm obviously where we're at halfway to the season to get this win to go in the plus category is huge but i think the biggest thing is just we pulled one out. >> how about the big helmet hit on jordan matthews in the fourth quarter that wasn't called a penalty. matthews left with a bloody lip and broken face mask. he told me afterwards the officials weren't even watching most of the game and maybe they were thinking ahead about going to chickie's and
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pete's. to fine for either party. sixers spent the day touring nasa's johnson space center. hopefully that will launch them to an out of the world performance against the rockets. the team has killed up a anthony -- called up anthony stolarz. flyers have two back to backs so he should get his chance. >> i want to get a shot in the nhl and see what it's all about. >> you never know for sure 100 percent when a goalie is ready but we don't want a guy ready for one game and we want a guy ready for the long haul and the best way to get ready for the long hall is have the proper training. so, again we'll see where this goes with mace and stolely and stolely is our seconds guy right now
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eric lindros still plays hockey twice a week. tonight he'll be enshrined in the hall of fame for playing the game he will forever love. former flyers great received his hall of fame jacket last night. his career shortened by concussions at age 34 probably why he was bypassed six times. lindros finishes his career with 372 goals in seven visibility games. >> thinking back and remembering so many people that have helped you along the way and some of the big wins and some of the losses and the big tournaments and playing pro and playing in an olympics and canada cups and all the different international stages, world juniors. you goat think about all the wonderful teammates you've had and people who have put in you a position to accomplish some pretty good things. phillies extended jeremy hellickson an offer he connery fuse. he said yes to a $17.2 million
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qualifying offer. given he's only made 60 million for his entire career it was a no-brainer. had he signed elsewhere. phils would have received a first round pick as compensation. he was play bait in july much maybe he's a big part of the picture now. >> we'll see. >> thank you jamie. >> coming up the exciting finals begin on "dancing with the stars." in the first round couples must perform one previously unlearned dance routine in the show's seconds hour the competitors will each team up way dancing pro who has already been eliminated for a trio performance. just five celebrities remain. the competition resumes tonight at 8 o'clock right here on 6abc. after two hours of live dancing in the ballroom watch an all new episode of conviction at 10 o'clock. that's followed by "action news" at 11:00 with jim gardner. we're wired differently. that means incredibly fast 150 meg internet for the holidays.
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>> supreme court justice ruth baeder ginsberg traded her robe for an oprah costume. that's her that the center. there were huge cheers and applause from the crowd when she took the stage. the 83-year-old was in act two of the daughter of the regiment. ginsberg's character was a nonsinging role. she's been a life long opera lover. how about that. >> good for her. meteorologist adam joseph here now with a closer look at a little bit of precipitation coming our way. >> coming from the south to
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the north. it started off beautiful today with sunshine, 60 degrees was the high. then clouds came in and now the rain is falling. as we take a look at storm tracker double scan raining through much of the afternoon in southern parts of new jersey and delaware and it's slowly working from the store inland as it's backing in with a weak coastal storm and here you can see on storm tracker6 live double scan a little bit closer here some steady and at times heavy rain in parts of not only northern cape may county but atlantic county especially from atlantic city heading away on the atlantic city expressway once you get through egg harbor. again, steady rainfall and then it breaks up lighter and then it's dry once you get out of atlantic county but that will change as you can see some of these heavy periods of rain and the lighter rain in the green continuing to work to the north and west so it will overspread the rest of the region slowly here during the overnight hours. but prior to that rain coming in and the clouds increasing this afternoon, again it was a beautiful start. this a snapshot from our social media page sent in by
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ryan in wynnewood with that that brilliant blue sky. again talk warm this morning. you felt that but a lot of leaves now off the trees. now the rain coming in it can that add to a little bit of slick travel so to speak if you're heading out late tonight and early tomorrow morning. 55 in philadelphia right now. so we backed off from that high of 60. 56 in allentown. at the shore 56 degrees and it's really not much wind with this coastal storm and there's the -- wind is going to remain light overnight tonight. really it's just some light showers and at times heavy rain especially new jersey and delaware. there you can see the clouds continuing to lift to the north of new york city. the rain is broken in nature once you head inland towards washington so it's not a well organized system and the low itself now near the border of virginia and north carolina and it will stay just off of our coastline working to the north and east so that's why the heaviest rain will be south and east closer to the center of that low. future tracker confirming that
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at 11 o'clock tonight you can see still some heavy rain to the south. very light showers. wilmington philadelphia trenton that's about when it begins around the 11 o'clock hour. and then it pivots its way into the lehigh valley poconos, western suburbs late tonight early tomorrow morning so that morning rush tomorrow will be on the wet side. and then it spins its way to the north and by 3:30 in the afternoon tomorrow, the rain shuts off and we could actually see some breaks of sun developing from the south to the north as we progress through the late afternoon. so, for tomorrow morning's rush hour just use some caution. there will be periods of showers, even rounds of some moderate rainfall. the heaviest will be to the east of philadelphia and again with those wet leaves on the ground it can lead to some very slick roadways. the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast 56 tomorrow. damp morning. drier in the afternoon and then we're really mild wednesday into thursday. temperatures above average. low 60's. sun and clouds. and at that same time high pressure will be building and you can see this bubble of
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warmth developing in the eastern half of the country and that will spill right into friday and saturday both days sunny and gorgeous, warm in the mid 60's and it's the philadelphia marathon weekend. the rothman 8k on saturday morning and half marathon. looks dry and sunny and a little on the warm side but then for the full marathon sunday the pattern goes under a huge change. the winds whip up. some rain could come in. even mountain snow possible on sunday and that even leads into a very cold monday as well. >> i don't think i'm going to run it then. [laughter] >> even if it was perfect -- >> we all laugh. >> thank you. >> well, with some rain and other in the forecast, check storm tracker6 live double scan radar will give you early warning of any changes and we invite you to share what's happening where you are by connecting with each of our meteorologists on twitter and facebook. >> well, some odd looking creations were on display at a student design competition here in center city. aspiring designers from college and universities across the region showed off
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their creative ideas for furniture, children's toys and other home furnishings. took place at the philadelphia museum of art as a host of visitors tried the figure out what they were looking at. a panel of national judges will select the top three designs based on creativity and functionality.
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what do we want our kids to learn? how to game a test... or test themselves in a game? how to master an exam... or examine a master? how to be robots... or build robots? the njea believes students deserve a well-rounded education- including arts, music, technology, and so much more. that's why we're working with parents and communities to reduce the emphasis on high stakes testing. because when you limit the tests, they can test the limits... of their potential.
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>> right now jim gardner and the action news team are standing by with these stories at 6:00 a student from philadelphia faces attempted homicide charges for an attack on his roommates at the desales university. plus a bucks county school district is meeting with parents to address incidents of harassment and vandalism. >> also a south jersey organization with a mission to help others is now in need to keep the operation going. that and much more coming up next now for meteorologist adam joseph cecily tynan jaime apody monica malpass the entire "action news" team i'm rick williams. have a nice evening. >> good night. >> good night. >> ♪
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>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with ducis rodgers, meteorologist cecily tynan and jim gardner. >> ♪ >> monday night the search is on for a hit-and-run driver who struck a woman in chester and a school bus collides with a car in the kensington section of philadelphia. but the big story on "action news" tonight is attempted homicide in a dorm room at desales university. the campus in center valley is trying to come to grips with the dorm room violence. the student is behind bars tonight after allegedly stabbing two roommates over the the weekend. the suspect a 19-year-old from philadelphia is behind bars on a half million dollars bail. live on the desales campus is "action news" reporter bob brooks. bob, what's the latest on
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this? >> reporter: jim, good evening. students we spoke with say not here, not their school but unfortunately that is the case. i can't tell -- i can tell i was bloody knife has been found and it is reported the suspect told the victims he was prepared to kill them. >> that's crazy. >> yeah, small school. >> stuff like this kind of shocks you. >> reporter: desales university rocked by an attempted double homicide. reported weapon of choice a knife found bloody at the scene. a suspect a 19-year-old named brendan mcmichael of philadelphia. court documents state it went down in a party in mcmichael's suite in welsh hall. just before 1:00 a.m. police received a call from a roommate. he and another roommate john mcloughlin had been attacked that mcmichael pulled a knife on the two in their suite room flex to where the party was going on. it states in the affidavit "mussel man reported at this time he saw in the mirror's reflection that the defendant was holding a knife possibly a


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