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down -- blocked off 63rd street as they continue to investigate. police are on the scene trying to talk to witnesses and get some description of the striking vehicle here but again, a child has been struck in a hit-and-run accident here at 63rd and lansdowne in philadelphia's overbrook section. we are working right now to get more information about that child and his or her condition. any new information of course we'll pass it along you to right here during this newscast. >> well, what was supposed to be a surprise turned into a tragic bloody crime scene. that's what a woman is telling police in mercer county after she admitted to shooting and killing her own friend. it is friday afternoon. i'm sharrie williams. >> and i'm brian taff. "action news" is following new details today surround, the shooting and apparent case of mistaken identity inside a home in hamilton township. nora muchanic spoke with the victim's family today. she joins you live from the scene. nora. >> reporter: brian, sharrie,
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it was a surprise that turned out to have deadly consequences. police say that the victim was on the phone with his friend at the time trying to surprise her but when she thought -- she thought instead an intruder and opened fire. >> that's awful. >> reporter: that's the reaction along jen see street in hamilton to the terrible turn of events. this woman pauline lloyd was on the friend with her friend kelvin watford of willingboro. watford told her he was near the george washington bridge in north jersey returning from a trip but was letting himself into the house to surprise her. she thought it was haw an intruder and shot him in the chest killing him. >> he's out of town and she thinks he's far away and somebody is coming in her house you can't blame her in a way then. just an awful tragedy. >> when you do something like that you're thinking it's a burglar and here it's a friend of yours. it's got to be devastating. for the person that was shot
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plus the person that did the shooting. >> reporter: kelvin watford was 50 years old a union construction trainer who traveled the country for work. his car was personalized license plates was towed weigh from the scene this morning. he was the father of four grown children with four grandchildren. at his home in willingboro today his brother's remembered him. >> his life shouldn't have been snuffed away like this. he was a great man. he was -- he was a great father, a single parent for over 20 years. all around good brother. >> reporter: lloyd is believed to be a military reserveist at fort dix. no charges have been filed and authorities say she had the proper permits for the weapon used in this tragic shooting. authorities say they are continuing the investigation but the mercer county prosecutor's office says from all appearances this looks to be an accidental shooting, just a terrible tragedy. live in hamilton township, i'm nora muchanic channel6 "action
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news." brian. >> you said it, tragedy all around nor r thank you. investigators are taking another look now at open cases involving theft after a man and woman were arrested for stealing an elderly woman's purse. police in hatfield say it was this pair who took a purse from a shopping cart. that pair was taken into custody in northeast philadelphia after they allegedly tried to repeat that crime at an acme. they're also being questioned in connection with at least two other similar incidents. "action news" will have the very latest on this investigation coming up tonight at 5:00. >> a fire broke out late this afternoon at a townhouse in gloucester township camden county. the flames started in one unit and then spread to nearby homes on la cascata drive. you can see a lot of smoke and damage there as crews tried to get the upper hand. the fire broke out around 2:30 this afternoon. no one was injured. >> ♪ >> it has been a busy day for president-elect donald trump's transition team.
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announcing three major positions that includes trump's first pick for a cabinet member. alabama senator jeff sessions has been offered the position of attorney general. he was the first senator to endorse trump and has become a close adviser. sessions says he's honored to be considered and trump released a statement saying he's been unbelievably impressed with him and his phenomenal record. but sessions could face a challenging. he was blocked from becoming a district judge because of racially charged comments. >> country is very concerned about diversity and how appeals are made and what happened in the campaign and again senator sessions could have a real problem getting approval by the senate. >> so far no word on whether sessions has accepted the job. other appointments announced today include retired lieutenant general michael flynn who was named national security adviser. there's also backlash about this appointment today because flynn took part in the now infamous lock her up chant
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against hillary clinton and representative mike pompeo of kansas currently a member of the house intelligence committee has been pegged as director of the cia so those three big announcements coming today and again this weekend president-elect trump is meeting with mitt romney to as they say mend fences. brian. >> one of many meetings set for this weekend in new jersey. alicia, thank you. there has been an abrupt change now surrounding jerry sandusky's case. the judge today removed himself from the appeals process which is under way. judge john kerri-lee land has presided over sandusky's criminal case since it started five years ago. he says he stepped away because lawyers from the former penn state football coach raised objections questioning his integrity. they have questions about cleland's role in a december 2011 meet tag hotel the night before sandusky waived his preliminary hearing. sandusky's lawyers argued that waiving that hearing was a critical mistake by his
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previous defense team. >> turning to our forecast this has been another beautiful day. there's one more just like it on tap. >> picture perfect today as we head outside for a first check of the accuweather forecast with adam joseph the lucky guy to be enjoying this weather. >> a lot of sunshine and again it's going to spill into the beginning of the weekend but then we'll pay the price here saturday night t as we take a look at the high so far today, 69 in philadelphia, the same for washington, 71 in richmond. buffalo, new york, at 72 degrees today. 77 for charleston, west virginia and the same for roanoke, virginia but this is the party crasher so to speak here in the northern plains. large low pressure wrapping up west of that low, blizzard warns and conditions in northern minnesota and then a powerful cold front from slick to saint louis bringing severe weather now through southern parts of illinois approaching indiana and parts of the western tennessee valley and it's that tremendous
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difference in air temperature that's creating a lot of wind. 71 in indianapolis, 63 chicago, 40 des moines, 33 in minneapolis and as we take a look at how it's going to feel this weekend, we're going to see a 42-degree drop in how it feels in that 15 hours. 70 saturday afternoon by the time sharrie you wake up sunday morning it will feel like 28 degrees. we'll talk about those whipping winds and just how cold it's going to get coming up in that full accuweather forecast. >> we always know big events coming on sunday. >> yeah, we'll chat about the marathon weekend as well. >> all right, sounds good. adam thank you. mentioning that marathon of course coming up sunday there will be some major road closures this weekend. streets across the city will be impacted including the ben franklin parkway. the outer lanes were closed earlier today but they reopened half an hour ago in time for the rush hour this afternoon. time now to talk about more of what's happening on the roads with the "action news" traffic report on a friday afternoon.
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>> matt pelman standing why in the "action news" traffic center with the first check. >> outer lanes will be closed a bunch next week for our big 6abc dunkin' donuts thanksgiving day parade but let's focus on this afternoon brian and sharrie because there's plenty to focus on. as we look at the big picture we have been watching that crash involving the child in overbrook at 63rd and lansdowne, i think 61st and lebanon would be better bets through the overbrook section of the city. a whole lot of red already on this friday afternoon. let's focus on this red zone on roosevelt boulevard extension. there was broken down vehicle on the southbound side here by ridge avenue. luckily that's gone but what's just beginning is the northbound delay coming off the schuylkill headed up to broad street. that delay that we see pretty much every afternoon. but delays are extra heavy here this afternoon along 476 the blue route in delco and it's thanks to this, a southbound accident right by the exit for the route one media bypass off to the side but jammed solid as you come south of villanova already. and we're jammed solid on 202 in west chester because of a
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motorcycle crash. southbound at high street t if you want to come down 352 instead, speeds in the mid-20's there so that's a little better than 8 miles per hour. and in gloucester county a truck flipped over on the ramp from 322 eastbound to 295 southbound so that ramp is closed at this hour. let's grab the ipad do the commuter report on this finally friday afternoon. problems where 252 comes in with route three at crash in newtown square and just 12 miles per hour around there. we'll check it again brian coming up in the next half to you. >> see you then matt. thank you. it is voting day now for thousands of septa workers. members of the transport workers union are voicing their opinion on the new contract that ended their nearly week long strike. "action news" reporter john rawlins live this afternoon outside the bus depot in west philadelphia with the latest on what's going on there. hey, john. >> reporter: hi. well, it's the callowhill depot here in west philadelphia and voting has been brisk. they had 256 ballots so far out of a possible 288. the union says when all is said and done and they count
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all the votes they're expecting a thumbs up here. that said two days ago the union president put out a sharply worded message saying there are folks trying to sabotage the results by urge nothing votes. the callowhill depot since 7:00 this morning union members making their way to the ballot box to vote yeah or nay on the tentative contract. union leadership urging a yes vote saying the agreement won after six day strike delivers. a significant hike in pensions, maintains healthcare coverage though there will be higher costs. reportedly the average worker's wages will go from 68,000 to 75,000 over the five year deal. most we talked to supported the deal and think it will be approved. >> i'm hoping it l i'm pretty sure it will. >> reporter: but in a get out the vote statement union president willy brown indicates there are "tune any of thes on social media urging members to vote against the contract." they are reporting to falsehoods misleading statements and bullying tactics he says.
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such nay saying not new say members. before there was social media someone would often you put out leaflets questioning pending deals in. >> past years past contracts there's always been something that's been passed around that says we should reject this or reject that and everything so it's not surprising whatsoever. >> reporter: among complaints some think the cost sharing of medical is too high. others want a bigger pay raise. some think the vote could be close. >> it's 50-50. >> reporter: that uncertain? >> yeah. >> reporter: why are people saying vote no? >> i mean, it all depends on what you looking for. if you want to get out now or if you want money or however. >> reporter: well, president brown declined to go on camera today to talk about the tune any of the but in his writing it's clear those he says that think there could have been a better deal made with septa simply don't know what they're talking about how many he says talk is cheap. he says the money is simply not there. the voting to go on until 7 o'clock tonight. the shop they'll have a final result around 9 o'clock.
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live in west philadelphia, john rawlins channel6 "action news." back to you. >> john as that final vote comes in of course we'll be reporting on it. next on "action news" at 4:00 blackhawk helicopters and special operations teams descend on the jersey shore but this is no emergency. we have details about their real life training mission ahead. >> plus, philadelphia leaders work to teach distributors and customers about the new soda tax. it kicks in in the new year and we have everything you need to know about it coming up next. >> here's a look at today's closing numbers from wall street. >> ♪
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>> ♪ >> we have got an update on the breaking news that led this newscast today. a hit-and-run in philadelphia's overbrook section. we have now learned that the victim in this crash was in facts a -- is in fact a young
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child, a girl here. she is in critical condition right now undergoing treatment at children's hospital of philadelphia. we have also learned that the striking vehicle which fled the scene is described by witnesses as a gray or silver nissan altima or maxima. that vehicle fled southbound on 63rd street which is now shut down as police investigate. all this happened at 63rd and lansdowne avenue just about 3:15 today so about one hour ago but police are still on the scene trying to piece together information and trying to track down the driver which hit that young girl and fled the scene. continuing updates right here on 6abc this afternoon. >> many of us are thinking about the upcoming winter but you may not realize we are still in hurricane season. today we got some spectacular views of military members training for worse case scenarios. four years after superstorm sandy the new jersey national guard is making sure that it's ready for the next big storm.
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guard blackhawk helicopters were along the shore in south seaside park. they were used to rappel soldiers and airmen. they also trained on hoisting victims to safety and delivering rescue equipment. the exercise was in partnership with the new jersey state police. >> one of the first mandates under philadelphia's new beverage tax is officially under way today. at city hall mayor jim kenney and the city's revenue commissioner officially launched registration. so under this new law anyone who distributes any kind of sweetened drinks here in the city must register with the local government in order for local stores to stock and sell the inventory. those distributors are also the ones responsible for collecting this new tax. mayor kenney says he knows this will all take some getting used to but says this tax is expected to raise about $410 million in revenue over the next five years and much of it is very much needed. >> i know new taxes are never fun but with your cooperation,
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we are funding pre-k, community schools and massive improvements to parks recreation centers and libraries. >> those distributors are required to register by december 31st and the city's new beverage tax takes effect in january. sharrie. >> all right, alicia. school speed zones are designed to keep students safe but one neighborhood says drivers are not heeding the slower speeds. >> whoa, whoa. 60, 55. >> well, drivers are still speeding by the blinking speed limit signs and they are doing so with little consequences here in philadelphia. "action news" investigative reporter chad pradelli found some of those troubling numbers. see how the city stacks up with others across the state. >> i really think that they need to do something and have something put out here for the safety of our children if nothing else. >> it's an exclusive investigation tonight only on channel6 "action news" at 11:00. >> all right, it is that time
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once again for a check of the accuweather forecast. >> allall right, let's check bak in with adam who is now indoors with us. hey, adam. >> yeah, taking a look at that sun just about to set near the horizon here. beautiful shot of the silhouette of the center city skyline from our temple university camera live at the present point and not one cloud in the sky today and for the most part that will continue into tomorrow and into the latter part of the afternoon when we'll start to see the increase of clouds and some showers ahead of our cold front. 68 right now in the lehigh valley, warm philadelphia, the same 69 trenton, wilmington, ninety seven -- 67 in millville. in cape may with a westerly wind, the numbers are a lot look liker when that wind goes over the water so it's only 58 degrees at the tip of cape may county. high pressure in control and you can see all of that sunshine but you can look to the west, you see a front from chicago, saint louis to memphis with some severe storms as low pressure is wrapping up near minneapolis, this is that dramatic change that is going to rye arrive
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here tomorrow evening, tomorrow night and then funnel in that very cold air for the second half of the weekend and storms when we take a look at satellite imagery in particular is a very crucial way of giving you a forecast and some really exciting news, really revolutionary in the weather world with satellite goes-r will be launching tomorrow at 5:42 p.m. satellites were launched way back that goes east, that goes west back in the 70's but a brand new satellite being launched when also scan the earth five times faster and at a four times the resolution that we have to this present date which will increase forecast accuracy across the united states and also giving us some lightning detection systems which the satellite can't do at the present time and this could increase warning time and also help us tracking those tropical systems during hurricane season. so, exciting news there and exciting news if you like the warmth. take a look. upper 60's to near 70's early tomorrow afternoon. then watch for clouds
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increasing late tomorrow as temperatures drop quickly here tomorrow evening with the front. it arrives in the western suburbs at 5 o'clock near reading and lancaster. then it pushes through philadelphia by 10 o'clock on saturday night. you can see maybe some wet snow up in the poconos with a quick round of rain and then the cold winds set in sunday at 7:00 a.m. decent amount of sunshine for the beginning of the marathon and then sunday at 1 o'clock in the afternoon maybe a few scattered snow showers in the northern country. as we take a look at the four day at 4:00 forecast beautiful with an evening shower passing with the front on saturday of 70 degrees and then bitter winds set in on sunday morning. again, for the half marathon tomorrow morning looking great, sunny, warm. but expect wind chills in the 20's sunday morning, 30's in the afternoon and then it stays cold with wind gusts still 40 to 45 monday and only 48 here on tuesday. so, quite a change. >> yeah. >> i say. >> okay, thanks. >> all righty. >> still ahead on "action news" holiday donations are rolling in. >> we'll take to you a turkey on that in turkey thon in
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delaware. >> today we wants to wish a big happy birthday to mickey mouse. our best buddy around here help us celebrate by posting your well wishes and memories using the hashtag 6abc action. he is ageless, that mickey mouse. disney of course is the parent company of 6abc. happy b day mickey.
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>> ♪ >> the philadelphia eagles have stepped up to help a youth football team which was targeted by thieves. the south philly sharks made up of eight to 10-year-olds were about play a playoff game when someone broke into the storage unit and stole their equipment. the eagles reached out with a big donation. they are providing the youth team with new yard markers, a paints lining machine and pylons. >> most of the kids didn't know the whole situation because we had a playoff and
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we definitely didn't want to have that seed in their mind, oh, man, we got to worry about this instead of worry about the game. >> it doesn't stop there. keeps getting g the eagles have invited the youth team to play its championship game tomorrow at the novacare complex. they say it's sure to be an exciting day for those young kids. >> another feel good story here. not everyone can afford a lavish thanksgiving meal but generous donations are making their holiday brighter. the action cam was in hockessin new castle county for the yearly turkey thon at hack police officer it's put on by county paramedics who provide thanksgiving food baskets. among the donors one man who was already back with his second cart filled with food and senator tom carper who dropped off a 17-pound turkey and took time to meet and thank the volunteers. don't forget about the 6abc dunkin' donuts thanksgiving day parade. we've got everything you need to know on 6abc.com. there you can find out how you
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can win great prizes while watching that parade and get a look at the special guest whose will join the biggest slow on the parkway and check out the parade map and parking information if you plan to head on down. find it all right there, right now on 6abc.com. >> should be yet another good one. >> looking forward to it. >> yes. still ahead on "action news" at 4:00 some good news for older first time mothers. the word is you may actually live longer. >> santa's little helpers are taking action in helping parents choose the best holiday gifts. we'll explain in our your life segment today.
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>> ♪ >> we want to go back to the breaking news that led this newscast. once again chopper6 hd is still flying live over this scene. what we're learning is that a child, a young girl, was actually in this area when she was struck by a vehicle. police telling us that the car actually fled the scene. this is at 63rd and lansdowne avenue in the overbrook section of the city. this happened around 3:15. we're learning from police that they are now looking for a gray or silver nissan altima or maxima. that's the information that they are gathering from speaking to witnesses in that area. again, they're telling us that a young child, a young girl was struck and the driver left the scene.
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the child has been taken to chop and is being treated there. no word yet on -- well, critical condition is the update on the child's condition but no arrests have been made as police are still looking for this gray or silver nissan altima or maxima. also breaking today president-elect donald trump has agreed to settle lawsuits relating to his trump university series of real estate seminars. he's agreed to pay out $25 million. new york's attorney general released a statement that said in part the agreement is a stunning reversal by donald trump and a major victory for the over 6,000 victims of his fraudulent university. >> investigators are now questioning several people in the case of a body that was dragged from a building in the holmesburg section of philadelphia and then dumped on the sidewalk. "action news" reporter bob brooks is live this afternoon with the very latest on this most disturbing investigation. bob. >> reporter: brian, so disturbing someone was essentially -- someone died
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and then was thrown out onthe to the street. behind me you can see some of that investigation still, the crime tape, gloves from the detectives used here when they were out here during this initial investigation now neighbors living around here essentially left to wonder have things gotten so bad that people are being thrown away onto the street. as it stands now, someone in holmesburg died and their body was thrown out onto the sidewalk like a piece of trash. the gruesome discovery was made late last night. something neighbors sadly aren't that surprised by. >> now people getting robbed over at the park over there and it's just a lot of riffraff that's here and, you know, a lot of drugs are in the area. >> reporter: we're told by the pharmacy workers next door they were the first to notice the body on frankford avenue. they were trying to close up for the night and went to put down their security cage. then they noticed someone was lying motionless on the sidewalk. but according to police, this might not be an accident. one of the security cameras was tampered with. >> we noticed that a camera right inside the lobby was
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covered with what appeared to be a washcloth. >> reporter: it gets even more suspicious. once detectives viewed a security camera. >> you can clearly see that this body was dragged from inside the building outside. >> reporter: when police arrived two people jumped out of that seconds story window got into a pickup and took off down that alley. the victim also suffered severe head injuries. >> had some head trauma to his forehead and he also appeared to be bleeding from the back of his head. >> reporter: the fact that someone altered a security camera people went through a back window this has prompted police to make a thorough investigation. neighbors think this can spark a change in the direction things are going. >> the neighborhood isn't the way it used to be and we got to find some kind of way to clean it up. >> reporter: now, police do tell us there are two people they are questioning but at
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this point no word of any arrests, no word of who it was that was found dead here on the sidewalk. for now reporting live in holmesburg bob brooks channel6 "action news." >> investigators say 61-year-old robert green's computer contained 463 images and nearly 50 videos showing child porn. greene who lives in north wales was arrested and is free on bail today. investigators say greene's computer was configured to allow people to anonymously share files that contained the pornography. police in elsmere delaware say this man, 44-year-old brian glass, was hiding in back of another man's home with a cache of weapons, a rope and tactical gear. glass is now charged with stalking. yesterday a man approached officers and asked to be escorted home because of threats he had gotten. when they got to the house they found glass they say dressed in all black armed with a handgun, a baton, brass
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knuckles and knives. more weapons were found inside his car including a stun gun and a samurai sword. glass is behind bars this afternoon. >> all right, time to talk about the forecast and also the weekend. meteorologist adam joseph joining us and it's a great day, warmer than usual as well. >> yes, it is. we have one more day of that and then the change comes in the second half of the weekend so take a look at some of these beautiful numbers. 68 right now in center city overlooking the ben franklin bridge. we've got a calm wind, a clear sky above as that sun is about to set. the dewpoint up a little bit at 41 degrees so i don't have a lot of dry air when you're talking about low dewpoints and the chapter lips and the cracked hands. that isn't the case at this point. that will be coming in the second half of the weekend 'cause you can see the warmth now pulling up from new orleans to atlanta, cincinnati and then that cold area lingering in the northern plains so as we go through the weekend, huge to do here in the city. the marathon weekends for the rothman ak and the half
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marathon, 49 degrees for the start a light wind south southeast at three to 6 miles an hour and for the full marathon on sunday 7:00 a.m. 39 degrees but wind chills in the upper 20's with winds near 40 miles an hour. i was at the convention center got my bib for that full marathon and people looking at me going really? >> yeah. >> you really have to give that forecast for sunday morning? but it is what it is and you do your best. >> runners having to adjust for this. >> but it's not -- you'll warm up. >> at least -- >> there's warmup. >> adam thanks very much. we've got more breaking news right now. chopper6 live in the hunting park section of philadelphia where police are on the scene of a shooting and you can seal quite a police presence here as they got this area marked off with crime scene tape. this happened just about 35 minutes ago in the 600 block of hunting park avenue. details are very preliminary right now but we do know one person was shot here and wounded at this location. we do not know that person's
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identity or condition or what led up to the shooting. there haven't been any arrests. of course we'll bring you any new information with regard to the victim's condition or any arrests here as this newscast continues tonight. >> from our new jersey news room now, more than 200,000 people left the garden state last year. census data shows that 227,000 residents put new jersey in their rear-view mirrors and mostly headed for pennsylvania or new york. the state lost 17,000 more people than it gained. but the loss in population was tempered by a gain of more than 62,000 immigrants, mostly from asia. >> a big change for a billing system in mercer county had dozens of angry residents lining up to get answers today. "action news" anchor monica malpass now live in the news room with the details on this story. there she is. hi, monica. >> hi, brian that's right. folks in hamilton township tell "action news" they're upset about a $90 fee they
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were charged for an overdue payment a payment many say they couldn't have made because they never got the bill or they got it too late. new at 5:00 the change that local officials say may have caused the problem and the solution some residents were able to get today. plus, an horticulture bridge is back opened tonight after a serious crash forced it to shut down for more than a year. new tonight vernon odom shows us what the completed project mean means for some drivers in chester county. we'll have those stories and more coming your way on "action news" tonight at 5:00 and guys we'll see you then. >> thanks monica. they are making their lists and checking them twice. yes, the holiday season is upon us and finding that right gift for your little one may be the most challenging thing to do because there are so many options. >> and they want so many things. >> they want. >> erin o'hearn is revealing a way there may help you decide which toys will be a hit and which ones not so much. >> our instinct may be to turn to online toy reviews but the people reviewing the toys are probably not the ones who will end up playing with them. the goddard school didn't think that made much sense.
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>> do it again. >> these are busy four and five-year-olds. while it may look like a typical chaotic classroom, they're working on a project that will not only help their teachers but fourthly tens of thousands of parents across the country. >> all of our classrooms will be given selected toys and they'll get to get down on the ground with their teachers and really explore with them. >> the goddard franchise has 450 schools nationwide but only 50 get selected as a part of its annual kids toy test. goddard is not paid by any of the toy companies to test their toys. >> if i've learned one thing i've been here kids are brutally honest. they'll tell you what they like and what they don't like. >> she looks you ugly. >> they do. >> one of the dozens of toys these little hands get to manipulate for one week during the big experiment. >> spaghetti. >> yeah, but if you -- >> we're going to be sitting
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with them asking them questions and finding out what they like and dislike about it versus putting it on the shelf we got a brand new toy and just walking away from it. >> teachers say while adults may believe the flasher toys are more exciting kids gravitate towards simple traditional toys the memory game it's simple but they were excited. >> the benefits of the toy test go beyond giving parents an easy reference list for the holidays. >> research and studies have shown those are the best times for kids to learn is when they're having a good time. >> the toy test also benefits a good cause. >> they will buy a hundred toys and donate them to toys for tots for the holiday season. >> cue the crumb roll. here is the list. yety in my spaghetti made the top 10. we'll post the the list on my facebook page so you can check it out. i'm erin o'hearn channel6 "action news.
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>> no excuse not to know what to get the the kids. >> yety in my spaghetti is a hit. we'll explain why waiting a few years to start your family may give you some unexpected benefits. >> and if you thought rapper kanye west was being quiet about this year's presidential election think again. what he's saying today. >> and meteorologist adam joseph back with that full accuweather forecast when "action news" at four oop:continues on this friday afternoon. >> ♪ i'm afraid you're suffering from fobo. fobo? fobo. fobo... fear of better options.
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>> police in western tennessee say they have arrested a man accused of shooting the mother of a two-year-old during the child's birthday. authorities charged taurius russell with first degree murder. six people at the party including a six-year-old were hospitalized. the child's currents condition has not been released and police are trying to determine russell's relationship to the victims. >> health check at 4 o'clock today turns out women who delay having kids may live longer.
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according to a study out of the university of california women who start their families in their late 20's or 30's have lengthier life spans. nearly half of the women in the study survived to reach age 90. now the study suggests that women who who delay childbirth are more likely better educated and have higher income which allows them to have access to better healthcare. >> big talkers now and today the big talk is about kanye west finally talking about this year's elections. republican took the stage at a concert in san jose california last night admitting to the crowd that he did not vote in this presidential election. but he told them if he did he would have voted for president-elect donald trump. now, the crowd booed and he followed up with this. >> specifically the black people stop focusing on racism. this world is racist, okay. let's stop doing practice of
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focusing on that as much. >> a lot of people talking about that today and you play or play not have heard but west has already announced that he plans to run for president in 2020. >> okay. getting pulled over by police can be stressful. it's okay to this one. you can vote for kanye. but in texas it's gotten, okay, delectable. watch what's going on here. in fort worth officers are handing over turkeys instead of tickets. small violations only but still in the spirit of the season, five teams of officers were on team turkey. the goal to get turkeys to folks who need them and spread a little cheer. the faces of the surprised drivers priceless. seat belts, failure to signal met not with a citation but a holiday gobbler cooking not included. finally, have you seen it, its fine china dilemma being solved all across the globe. here's the translation of the original post right here from a stressed out mom in taiwan.
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how can i open the cupboard without breaking the plates. you see how they're all stacked there, they're ready to go once that door opens. so, that would clearly have cents the porcelain plates crashing to their demise. people all over social media are trying to solve this one even the philadelphia police department sent out a plea saying they don't have the answer but, "it should be a crime to haphazardly stack such lovely table wear." social media climbing in with solutions sump as tilt the cupboard backwards and then open it. that might have worked. break a pane of glass and get them out that way, right, so instead of trying to open the door just kind of go in through one of the side ones. one of the other comments, leave it for your grandchildren to deal with or save it as a future do your refor -- dowr for your daughter. and then this throw the cupboard into the pool and the dishes will float. guess what, they did get these
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dishes out and here's how. they opened one door just a little bit and then used another hand to catch all of the plates, all of them were safe. not a broken one. pretty impressive. >> that was my first thought just crack it a bit get down there way pillow. >> not so hard after all. >> they should have called you sharrie. >> next time people. >> always there with a solution. alicia thanks you. let's get another check of the roads rider now. >> matt standing by with the update for us on a friday. >> afraid we might have broken glass in delaware. this is on 95 because of a crash northbound side brian and sharrie at 141. two right lanes are blocked because of the accident. and you see we're being treated to just 5 miles per hour as a result of those two right lanes being blocked. there's also a southbound gaper delay that's pretty extensive already. the whole way from 202 the concorde if i can down to 141 as you head through the marsh there. plenty of red zones along 95 in delaware, plenty of them as well on 95 on the big picture. just 10 miles per hour there
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on the northbound side by girard avenue, 13 on the southbound side by cottman avenue and of course we done watch that crash involving the child in overbrook at 63rd and lansdowne, 63rd is blocked. stick with 61st instead. crash on the blue route 476 southbound at the route one media bypass is gone. of course delays are not. and here's a new crash in fort washington. this is 309 southbound side right under the pennsylvania turnpike. check out how badly damaged that car is there in the right lane. so, it is causing some delays as you head down towards flourtown. also delays headed toward 309 and the lehigh valley because of a wreck on 22 eastbound but our crash on 202 in west chester involving the motorcycle southbound at high street is gone. still slow there. elsewhere in chester county a crash along 41 gap newport pike. delays are as well. we'll check it again brian and sharrie coming up in the 5 o'clock hour. >> see you then my friend. thank you. and adam joseph standing by with that exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast
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>> meteorologist adam joseph joining us with accuweather forecast for the weekend. >> kind of a mixed bag so to speak here of springlike weather and then winter-like weather so as we take a look at storm tracker6 live double scan a beautiful day today, a lot of sun so nothing to show you at this point on the radar scope. temperatures running way above average. 68 in philadelphia, the same for allentown, 69 in wilmington where we did hit 70's today. near that in trenton and a little bit cooler at the shore. temperatures there only in the upper 50's. again, very little happening. the midatlantic, northeast, down to the deep south, everything is winding up right now with this bowling ball type feature, a very wound up tightly packed low pressure center with blizzard conditions in northern parts of minneapolis as well as
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wisconsin and northern minnesota. there we're going to watch that low continue to track into new england. cold front with some severe weather. not much of it but you can see now pushing through east of saint louis approaching parts of indiana and that front comes through here tomorrow evening. so, for tonight, a star filled sky. it is cool. it is calm. 34 in the suburbs. 43 for center city. and a beautiful saturday is on tap. temperatures once again upper 60's to near 70's degrees. low 60's at the shore. incredibly warm with a lot of sunshine. but then we'll be tracking a front that very strong front with showers late in the day. 4:30 still sunny most of the area but here comes that wall of not only clouds but some showers, rain overspreads the region late tomorrow evening, tomorrow night mixing maybe with some wet snow up in the poconos and as we get into sunday that system's gone. the winds whip up. at least it's dry for most of your sunday with a mix of sun and clouds, maybe a couple of snow showers far in those
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northwestern suburbs. association winds gusting between 40 and 45 miles per hour here on sunday. morning wind chills only in the upper 20's, a day after hitting 70 degrees and then in the afternoon wind chills stay in the mid 30's and in the poconos if you're heading up there expect a coating to an inch of snow on sunday. the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast, beautiful with those evening showers coming with the front on saturday of 70's degrees. bitter winds here on sunday, low wind chills, maybe some snowflakes in those northwestern suburbs and it continues to be very windy on monday, 40 to 45 miles an hour. same as sunday, 45 degrees for a high with a lot of clouds bubbling up with that cold air in play and then the cold lingers but winds relax tuesday 48 and then we're back to the 50's and as of right now dry for your travel day on wednesday but thursday thanksgiving could be a little wet at this time and then dry for black friday. so, hopefully we can work on that thanksgiving forecast a little bit. >> not too bad.
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>> and watch the parade. >> you got it. >> good idea. >> all right, adam. >> freebie friday is coming up next. thank you for dining with us. hope to see you again soon. whoa, whoa, i got this. just gotta get the check. almost there. i can't reach it. if you have alligator arms, you avoid picking up the check. what? it's what you do. i got this. thanks, dennis! if you want to save fifteen percent or more on car insurance, you switch to geico. growwwlph. it's what you do. oh that is good crispy duck.
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longhorn steakhouse. you can't fake steak. >> all right, it is freebie friday. we start with a freebie for anyone hoop is hitting the mall this black friday which is a week from today if you can believe it. perfumology is offering a free gift back for anyone who snoops on black friday. if you're looking to refresh your holiday look also floral locations all over the country especially in our area are offering a free 15 minutes mini makeover. no appointment he necessary. pop in. any sephora in your area. back to thanksgiving. this coming thursday if you are in charge of the turkey this year butterball has a hotline for free turkey cooking advice.
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there it is. we'll put it up on our web site. and if you're looking for some new recipes or some new ideas, we'll show you thousand get a free copy of martha stewart's thanksgiving ebook. i was scrolling through that as i was assembling these freebies for you. there's so many free holiday events happening around the region. we already have a lot of those up on our web site but we're adding a new one today. the grand illumination celebration in peddler's village happening until 9 o'clock tonight. they have hot cider festive displays and shops are staying opened later. >> yeah, i've done there one many times. beautiful night there. >> it is great. >> alicia, thank you. 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 me along with sharrie adam and ducis rodgers tonight and every flight for a full hour of "action news" at 10:00 on phl17. >> "action news" at 5:00 is coming up next. >> ♪
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>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with jaime apody, meteorologist cecily tynan, rick williams and monica malpass. >> ♪ >> friday night and we're continuing to follow breaking news out of the philadelphia's
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overbrook section. that's where an eight-year-old girl is in critical condition after she was hit by a car. right now the search for that driver still under way. >> "action news" reporter dann cuellar just arrived at the scene at north 63rd street and lansdowne avenue. >> reporter: police say the eight-year-old little girl is in extremely critical condition right now. they managed to revive her heart and she's undergoing a cat scan over at children's hospital as we speak. now, neighbors here on the block are horrified by this hit-and-run accident. police are telling us that it happened here around 3:16 this afternoon. the driver of a gray or silver nissan altima or maxima struck the eight-year-old little girl as slaw walking home from school. the driver failed to stop and render aid and instead sped south on 63rd. witness tell us they heard a loud bang and ran outside to see what happened. >> i was in the kitchen and
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then i just heard a bunch of people screaming and hollering so i came outside to put something in the trash and that's when i saw a line of ambulances and people were crying and stuff and then i saw somebody getting in the ambulance and i saw a little book bag so i'll figured it was a child that got hit by the car. yeah. and then the mother came. somebody ran and got the mother and then she came. she was hysterical and everything. >> reporter: again, the child rushed to children's hospital where she is listed in extremely critical condition. pieces of the hit-and-run vehicle are scattered all over the street here on 63rd. that will be collected by accident investigators. they also will check to see if any surveillance cameras on the block and there are several captured all or parts of the incident. we will continues to monitor this situation out here and have more on "action news" later this evening. live here in the overbrook sections, i'm dann cuellar channel6 "action

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