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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 news." back to you guys.
monica. >> thank you, dann. philadelphia police say this handbag found in the back of a car is one of the keys to solving a purse snatching spree. tonight two people are under arrest for that attempted theft in northeast philadelphia. >> now police are trying to connect them to other crimes. three other women say their purses were stolen in a grocery store just like the attempted theft last night. stores in northeast philadelphia, hatfield and paoli were all targeted in the past week. action news reporter gray hall is live in northeast philadelphia tonight with the details. gray. >> reporter: rick and monica, those suspects were captured just last night at this acme behind me. tonight they are locked up in jail and police are working really hard to determine if they're connected to any other crimes. they've been captured on surveillance at several stores but police say these two are not your average customers. instead of shopping for groceries investigators say they are scoping out the place looking to snatch purses. >> it levers me speechless. i'm scared to get out my car
now. i'm scared for my purse. leave my purse in the trunk. >> reporter: ironically in each case the suspects are wearing the same clothes. thursday night came a possible break in this case. police say man and a woman fitting the description of the suspects and their getaway car tried to snatch a purse from this acme store in northeast philadelphia. in a strange twist an officer that just happened to be insides the store recognized the pair. >> the officer walked in he recognized them from the news coverage. he act like he didn't see them went back out got his partner. wanted to make sure it was them. waited to see what car they got into to see if it matched to the video he had seen on the news and at that time they stopped the vehicle. >> reporter: police are now trying to determine if the suspects are connected to other cases but are confident they are responsible for stealing a purse from an 84-year-old woman at a giant supermarket in northeast philadelphia on november 11th. hatfield police believe the suspects are also responsible for snatching a purse inside a shop rite on the same day. again the two in question matching the images from other
crimes. in another incident police say a duo matching that same description stole a woman's diaper bag while she was shopping with her 17 month old baby at an acme in paoli. >> we have two other cases we have been in contact with other jurisdictions. there's also other divisions in the city that have cases that we're putting together now so there is going to be more charges not only probable from philadelphia but from the outlying suburbs. >> reporter: all right, so back out live police have not released the names of those suspects because charges are still being processed. i did ask why it appears those suspects were wearing the same clothes in each of these cases. detectives tell me it's because they did not know their images were being plastered all across the tv. live in northeast philadelphia, gray hall channel6 "action news." monica. >> thank you, gray. police in south jersey now say the suspect and victim in last night's deadly shooting in hamilton township were in a relationship. officials say 51-year-old pauline lloyd was shot and killed by her boyfriend
50-year-old kelvin watford thinking that he was an intruder. she shot him. lloyd was on the phone with watford at the time. police say he told her he was returning from a trip when he was really coming into the house trying to surprise her. according to officials lloyd had the proper permits for that firearm. dozens of angry residents showed up to the hamilton township municipal building upset over a $90 fee. folks say the bill is an advertising fee for when the township lists liens for tax sale. many people in line today told "action news" it's the first time they've gotten a pink slip notifying them on a potential tax lien sale of their overdue payment. that overdue payment was allegedly for bills residents either got late or didn't get at all. >> it's absolutely horrendous. i'm a brand new homeowner. i've owned my home for just over a year and this is the way you're treating a new homeowner in your town. >> no, i didn't get a bill. this is a first beale. >> is that you're overdue. >> correct much. >> the township says the billing system was recently changed and not all 33,000
sewer bills went out on time. some residents were able to get the amount due reduced after talking to officials today. >> some areas of the country are already getting a taste of winter tonight. this was the scene in alexandria minnesota about 130 miles northwest of minneapolis. the snowplows already out and about making sure streets are clear. our area is in for its own taste of winter this weekend. meteorologist cecily tynan is at the big board with those details. had to happen sooner or later cecily. >> it did, it d considering it's november and temperatures typically are not this warm. look at the highs today. philadelphia 15 degrees above normal, 70 degrees, the record high 75 so now record warmth but still unusually warm. wilmington 72. allentown 70's. trenton the atlantic city airport topping off at 69 degrees. but double scan live showing this is the system that will bring us big changes. the center of that low pressure creating the blizzard conditions, that will be moving up to the north but what will happen, it will drag
this powerful cold front through our region saturday night and that's what will really take us from almost feeling like summer tomorrow to feeling like winter. temperatures behind the front in the 30's and 40's and that's the air mass heading our way. so, it's a big weekend in philadelphia, the philadelphia marathon saturday for the half marathon, the start 49 degrees, it will be sunny, it will be mild. sunday, though, if you're running the full marathon you definitely do that wants to dress in layers. the temperature 39 degrees but you factor in winds with 40 miles an hour gusts, wind chills will be in the upper 20's. i'll let you know when that freeze will ease coming up in the full accuweather forecast. monica. >> all right, thank you cecily. speaking of the philadelphia marathon the stage is set on the ben franklin parkway where thousands of runners will go the distance despite sunday's cold start. health reporter and registered nurse ali gorman is live at the pennsylvania convention center with how the runners are preparing right now. hi, ali. >> hi, monica. and in this room you can feel
the excitement and the anticipation. i can step out of the way show you it is a very busy scene here, thousands of runners are picking up their race bibs, their packets, their t-shirts and yes, the weather on sunday is a big topic of conversation. people running saturday of course are thrilled with the forecasts. but sunday about 30,000 people will run the full 26.2-mile marathon. they come from all over the u.s. and about 40 different countries. many say it's not the cold that has them nervous it's the wind. >> i can do cold. i run really hot. i'm concerned about 35 miles an hour wind gusts. >> it affects you. it makes everything that much harder. you can't run against -- against the wind while you're freezing while you're already trying to convince yourself you can run that far in the first place. >> i'm from wisconsin. i'm all about it. as long as it's not snowing i'm good.
>> i don't think it is supposed to be snowing but if you are running on sunday you want to make sure that you are dressed in plenty of layers and make sure that you stay hydrated. i'll have more from the runners expo coming up tonight at 6 o'clock. for now we're live at the convention center, ali gorman, channel6 "action news. rick, you want me to pick up your runners packet. >> i already got my packet. thank you ali. appreciate that. the runners packet. >> you do? good. >> not for the marathon. something else. the marathon is the first events happening on the parkway in the next week. the parkway will play host to the annual 6abc dunkin' donuts thanksgiving day parade. the parade heads down the parkway after making its way down j.f.k. boulevard ending at eakins oval and cecily tynan and i will once again host our coverage of the parade along with adam joseph alicia vitarelli and karen rogers. that's thanksgiving day at 9:00 a.m. right here on 6abc. >> going to be neat. >> yup. >> time for a check of that "action news" traffic report friday night. >> matt pelman in the "action news" traffic center.
happy friday to you, matt. >> same to you. i've got a couple marathons scheduled this weekend but they're all of the dvr variety. as we look at the big picture it's a sprint to get home on a friday evening. blue route a red zone southbound it's a long one because of an earlier crash by the route one media bypass much we have that awful accident there dan and dan was telling us about in overbrook at 63rd and lansdowne. you wants to stick with 61st instead of 63rd. police activity in north philadelphia. avoid the area around tenth and ogden and lots of red along 95 just 9 miles per hour due in part to this, a broken down vehicle right here in the northbound right lane by the exit for allegheny avenue. it's a parking lot coming north of washington avenue near penn's landing through this point at allegheny. on 95 in delaware our northbound crash by 141 is gone but there was another in the backlog by churchman's road. swedesboro still have that overturned truck blocking the ramp to connect 322 eastbound with 295 southbound. so yeah lots going on. we'll check it again rick and
monica, in the next half hour. >> okay. >> thank you. >> thank you matt. much more still ahead on "action news" at 5:00 tonight. the trump administration continues to take shape. coming up at 5:30 the top officials much officials -- officials announced by the president-elect dan the backlash from the democrats on trump's choices. >> a bridge is back opened. what the project's completion means for some drivers in chester county when "action news" returns tonight.
>> we have breaking news from northeast philadelphia about 12 minutes ago, a gyro plane crash landed here at northeast philadelphia airport. the good news is no injuries reported. we don't know what caused the crash but you see there investigators and emergency crews are at the scene and you can half see in the dark the wings of this airplane gyro plane up in the air. it's like a mini helicopter if you will with a rotor on the front and the back so crash landing in northeast airport. no injuries and officials are investigating what caused it. a lengthy construction project in chester county is finally complete after a serious crash damaged an historic bridge back in july of 2015. today that bridge and the road it's on reopened to traffic. vernon odom is live in
schuylkill township for us with there story tonight. vernon. >> reporter: good evening to you monica and to you, rick. great news for thousands who drive through valley forge park on a regular basis. they've been suffering a major inconvenience for well over a year now. but it's all over now. >> this is the best. the best lucky enough to be living near it. >> reporter: jan sacks and other local motorists were gleeful today when they learned for the first time since early in the summer of 2015 they could crisscross the old moss covered bridge. it reopened at 9:00 new york. the road was shut down since someone remains at large slammed into the historic bridge. when penndot repaired it tredyffrin launched a $17 million project to shore up a major sewer line. >> penndot did repairs to the bridge which took several months to do. following that we did a sewer project so which also necessitated the roads being
closed. >> reporter: all straight now though right. >> everything is back and opened to traffic again, yes. >> reporter: a few years ago millions of gallons of raw waste leaked into valley creek so thick heavy plastic was used to reline the 30-inch concrete main. at least thousand cars were affected by this shut down which is now over. >> just got home from college and i was so happy to see it being opened. when i left it was still closed. we couldn't go this way but yeah it's awesome. >> we are absolutely delighted. it's been slut down for far too long but we're glad they rebuilt it and i think they rebuilt it well. >> much easier transition to get over to the other area of town. >> reporter: what kind of problems was it causing you. >> just a lot of travel going in the opposite direction of where i needed to go. >> reporter: rick, still not opened for pedestrians the walking trail along the valley creek. the township engineer says he assures the public as a matter
of fact that it will be opened up for pedestrian traffic before christmastime. live in tredyffrin township, i'm vernon odom channel6 "action news." >> allall right, vernon thank you. diff diamond interchange at state route one and delaware city will open to traffic tomorrow. the ddi is unusual because it requires traffic on a freeway overpass to briefly drive on the opposite side of the road to make uninterrupted left turns. the design has been successful in other states is that recognized as cost effective method of achieving enhanced traffic flow and safety without widening to an existing overpass. >> coming up tonight at 10:00 abc delves into sexual harassment in the workplace. it includes a sit down with gretchen carlson about the incidents she says she's faced her entire life. she recounts to amy robach the first time she was sexually area hassed. >> we went to dinner and we were in the back seat of a car going to my college friend's
apartment at the end of the evening and before i knew it he was on top of me and his tongue was down my throat. i quickly got out of the car i wasn't flustered and started sobbing and i remember being inconsolable. >> hear more of carlson's interview tonight on 20/20's crossing lines women and men at work. that's tonight at 10:00 here an on 6abc. >> then tonight at 11:00 school speed zones are designed to keep students safe >> whoa, whoa. 60, 55. >> but drivers are still speeding by the blinking speed limit signs and they are doing so with little consequence here in philadelphia. "action news" investigative reporter clad pradelli found some troubling numbers. see how the city stacks up with others across the state. >> i really think they need to do something have something put out here for the safety of our children if nothing else. >> catch his exclusive investigation ton tight -- tonight only on channel6 at
philadelphia. you can see patrol cars there down below. the officer was taken to jefferson hospital where apparently he's being treated. the alleged shooter is still at large we're told. details as to what led to this shooting not clear but again the officer is being treated. no word on any arrests. we of course will continue to follow the story. that off duty officer slot in the hand here in north philadelphia. we'll continue to follow the story and bring you more information as it becomes available. >> a delaware county school is helping make the holidays a little brighter for some local families. officials sat chester community charter school handed out 700 shop rite gift cards to parents today. it's an effort to subsidize the cost of thanksgiving dinner. this is the 17th year for that program. this weekend is literally going to the dogs in montgomery county. the national dog slow performance team put on a show today at the greater philadelphia expo center here in oaks. that's where the kennel club of philadelphia will host the national dog show this weekend. how fun is that? more than 1800 dogs are competing for the title of best in show.
>> our own ali gorman got to presents a special award this morning in west philadelphia. ali honored a local caregiver today with mercy life devoted caregiver award. the honor recognizes outstanding compassion sacrifice and willingness to go above and beyond for the well being of a loved one. >> very nice. >> time for accuweather at the "action news" big board. >> cecily tynan is here with that all important weekend forecast. >> we have something for everyone this week. if you like it warm you will like tomorrow. if you want a little bit of a preview of winter i think you'll like sunday. right now we are live on sky6 taking a look over the ben franklin bridge. skies are dark right now, the sun now setting at 4:42. skies are also clear after a very warm day. we hit 70's in philadelphia. that's 15 degrees above normal. now temperatures are dropping into the 60's and 50's. philadelphia 62, the same in trenton. allentown 61. wilmington 63. and cape may currently 56 degrees. satellite6 along with action radar showing high pressure still is in control
here but it's going to be losing its grip as we get this cold front pushing in. here's that low pressure causing that blizzard like conditions across northern minnesota. that will be moving up to the north but what that will do is drag this cold front through. some shower activity with it. also some cloud cover thanks to the satellite you can see that and speaking of satellites, tomorrow evening is going to be a big time for meteorologists. this is when the goes-r weather satellite will be launched. now what is important about this is that there's going to be a lot more weather data. it will scan the earth five times faster, four times the resolution of current weather satellites so that means there's a lot more data. you can see when severe storms are developing. for the first time it will be able to actually map lightning. a lot of times storms before they become severe they have a lot of lightning so this will improve forecast accuracy, get the warnings out. it will also be a great tool to improve accuracy for hurricanes.
association it's a big deal for meteorologists. big deal tomorrow if you want another warm day. the day planner showing at 7 o'clock already 48 degrees. by 1 o'clock, 68, lots of sunshine through most of the day and then as that front gets closer in the evening that's when the clouds move. in that's when we'll also see a few showers. future tracker showing around 5 o'clock, clouds to the west, a few showers near berks county lancaster county. saturday at 10 o'clock look at this, some snow across the poconos could actually get a coating to an inch in the poconos and then that system pulls through. behind it we dry out on sunday but the winds, future tracker showing the winds 8:30 in the morning we're looking at wind chills in the 20's so it is going to feel like winter. so, the five day at 5:00 showing tomorrow it's sunny, it's warm, 70 degrees. some late showers with that front. behind it bitter cold winds on sunday, 48 degrees. monday even colder, 45. tuesday 48 and wednesday increasing clouds, 53 with app possibility of some rain.
>> ♪ >> "action news" continues with meteorologist adam joseph, jaime apody, rick williams and monica malpass. >> ♪ >> hello again. here's what's happening on "action news" friday night. president-elect donald trump taps three people to head his national security team. the picks already drawing criticism. we have the latest. a woman walking hope from a convenience store is attacked from behind with a man with a gun and it's all caught on tape. and delaware authorities recover this table full of weapons from a vehicle in elsmere. what they say the person caught with them is accused of doing. but first we want to update you on our breaks news story. an off duty police officer slot in the hand in north philadelphia after just about 45 minutes ago in the area of tenth and ogden streets. chopper six was live over the scene. authorities tell "action news" the alleged shooter fled the scene after hitting the officer. he is still at large right now. that officer was taken to the hospital for treatment. again shot in the hand. we have an "action news" crew on the way and we'll bring you
more information as we get it here from north philadelphia. >> in politics now president-elect donald trump's transition to the white house. today we learned who will make up his national security team. trump has asked former army lieutenant michael flynn to serve as national security adviser. alabama senator jeff sessions was asked to be the next u.s. attorney general. and representative mike pompeo was tapped to be the new cia director. abc's maggie rulli is washington, d.c. tonight with reaction to those choices. good evening, maggie. >> reporter: good evening, monica. plenty of action coming out of the transition team today. as he starts to choose who is going to be joining him in the white house we're seeing some controversy. the day kicks offer with the flurry of announcements from team trump. >> president-elect is a man of action. we've got a great number of men and women with great qualifications come forward to serve this new administration and i'm humbled to be part of it.
>> reporter: alabama senator jeff sessions for attorney general. lieutenant general michael flynn for national security adviser. and representative mike pompeo of kansas for director of the cia. but the announcements come clouded with their fair share of controversy. sessions donald trump's first cabinet pick could face a challenging confirmation in the senate. in 1986 he was blocked from becoming a district judge over racially charged comments. the aclu and the naacp have already criticized the pick. flynn is questioned by some for his relationship with russia. as well as comments from his book feel the fight where he wrote i don't believe all cultures are morally equivalent. >> this is a guy that's unfiltered and very much in the mold of donald trump shoot from the hip. >> reporter: another name being tossed around former rival mitt romney. the two will be meeting this weekend in an attempt to mend fences after sharing some heated words in the past. >> you have these stiffs like a mitt romney. the guy is a total stiff. did he let us down? this guy is a loser. >> reporter:.
>> donald trump is a phony a fraud. his promises are as worthless as a degree from trump university. >> reporter: and trump university's back in the headlines. the president-elect settled a lawsuit today there alleged trump u was a fraud from beginning to end. we're told that donald trump doesn't admit to doing anything wrong but under that settlement trump will be paying $25 million to more than 6,000 students of the university. in washington, maggie rulli for channel6 "action news. monica. >> thank you maggie. world news tonight with david muir will have more on president-elect's trump's picks for his security team. >> philadelphia police detectives remain on the scene of a murder in hunting park. chopper6 was over the scene along the 600 block of hunting park avenue. just about 90 minutes ago. professor are not releasing many details at this point but we know there one person was shot and has now died from his injuries. that person was taken to the hospital for treatment.
this is 61-year-old robert greene of north wales montgomery county. he's now facing child pornography charges for what police say they found on his home computer. detectives say greene's device contained 463 pictures and 49 videos of children and was configured so people could share files anonymously. he's free on bail tonight. from our delaware news room, elsmere resident 44-year-old brian glass is facing stalking charges this evening. investigators say that glass made threats against another man living along the 2700 block of eastwood drive. last flight that man asked police to escort him home. officers allegedly spotted glass behind the man's house. police say glass was armed with various weapons including a gun a sword did you know of duct tape and rope. detectives say this appears to have started because of a love triangle. a woman walking home from that a local wawa was suddenly attacked by an armed thief schenn never saw it coming. the surveillance video was taken along the 3700 block of l street on the seventh.
the 53-year-old victim had just left the wawa at l and eerie when a silver suv pulls up behind her two men get out one ran up behind the woman put his arm around her and stuck a gun to her chest. the man grabbed her bag and both suspects ran off before the incident cameras captured video of the suspects families take a look right there and if you recognize them please call police. a vacant building fell into a big pile of rubble wood and nails in north philadelphia this afternoon. it happened near 18th and ridge a the building was empty at the at the time of collapse. fortunately no one was hurt. the u.s. coast guard showed off its newest ship in cape may today. the fast response cutter will officially be commissioned tomorrow. but we got a tour for you a day early. the 153-foot boat will perform missions like search and rescue port security fishery patrols and drug enforcement. will operate along the coast between new jersey and north carolina. >> thousands of pounds of
donated food will help feed those less fortunate in delaware county. a truckload all kinds of thanksgiving food items was delivered to first united methodist church in media today. it's been collected throughout the county for the past few weeks. it will be handed out to those in need just in time for the holiday next week. the good folks at man in a got a helping hand making meals today from pennsylvania senator bob casey. manna delivers more than 75,000 meals every month to people who struggle with illnesses like cancer, diabetes, hiv and more. and the meals are free of charge. they serve people in southeastern pennsylvania and southern new jersey as well. >> delightful attraction is adding to the fun at this year's philadelphia christmas village. workers put the finishing touches on the classic carousel at the city hall pavilion. children of all ages will be able to ride during christmas village hours. they will hold a preview so folks folkes can get a sneak peek before the official
opening on thanksgiving day. looks beautiful. >> it's that time of year. time now for another check of our "action news" traffic report tonight. >> matt pelman in the "action news" traffic center with the very latest on a friday. hey, matt. >> some would say it's the most wonderful time of the week. not sure if you'd say that from a traffic perspective. it's one of the busiest times of the week right now and you can see that as we look live rick and monica, here at the roosevelt boulevard extension in east falls. jammed in both directions by the schuylkill. you also get that sense when you look at the big picture and see the speeds on 76. just 5 miles per hour there in the westbound lanes by south street. but, our couple issues on 95 northbound including that broken down vehicle by allegheny, they're gone so that's good. it's still jammed but at least the problems are gone. have a crash along city avenue at drexel road there by the point the highrise apartment complex. elsewhere in overbrook still have the crash to watch out for along 63rd and lansdowne. stick with 66 of 61st instead. we're watching this crash blue route 4,762nd one of the afternoon in the southbound direction. this is mostly on the shoulder
south of villanova but 41 minutes is more than double what it ideally should take you to get from the schuylkill down to 95. on 95 in delaware we've had two northbound accidents this afternoon. still jammed but everything is off to the side now and southbound just 14 miles per hour. and in swedesboro still have that overturned truck blocking the ramp that connects 322 eastbound with 295 southbound. so, sorry for all the bad news but enjoy your weekend rick and monica. >> that's the good news. thank you, matt. we all remember the dust covered boy from aleppo syria his picture went viral all over the world. next on "action news" tonight an american boy's offer to that youngster earned him a very special thank you at the white house. >> plus a local principal is lacing up for this weekend's philadelphia marathon to help her students get the too long they need to succeeds. we'll have her story. adam. >> temperatures running close to 14 degrees above normal this afternoon. one more day of this tomorrow and then that big change arrives on sunday. we'll talk about the dramatic drop in that seven-day forecast. >> we'll have those stories
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>> six-year-old boy who wrote to president obama wanting to help a little syrian child caught up in the constant fighting got a reply he never expected. >> so nice to meet you. how have you been? >> good. >> you look very nice in your suit. >> thank you. >> is that a new suit. >> uh-huh. >> i thought so. >> alex wrote to president obama after seeing this now viral video photo of the aleppo boy back in august. alex told the president he wanted that little boy to come live with his family in the u.s. president obama told alex and his family everybody heard what you said you being so nice and kind hopefully makes other people think the same way so i was very proud of you. >> very nice. in bucks county a special celebration today honoring children who found forever homes. >> ♪ >> today's national adoption day and several teenagers who were recently adopted marked the occasion with the song here at the bucks county
administration building in doylestown. officials celebrated the ongoing efforts to successfully find new families for children and young adults who have been orphaned or placed in foster care. >> very nice. jaime apody here with sports and big doings for the eagles. >> they left already. >> they're gone yes. let's hope they come back with a win. birds left the nest bound for seattle. tough place to play and to make matters worse both jordan matthews and zach ertz questionable with back and hamstring injuries. i think a flight across country isn't exactly going to help. one guy who is pretty excited to make the trip is doug pederson. he grew up about two hours away and used to go to seahawks game. even though he wants to win them all that doesn't make this game a little more special. >> i know the seattle very well obviously things have changed but, you know, the landscape is still the same but yeah it's a homecoming of sorts for me and i still have a lot of family and friends out there. obviously growing up and high
school and everything got a few texts this week just congratulating us and wishing us luck. >> special combination and pederson wants to keep that it way for a long time. today he locked up both the magic man and his punter. bone long snapper john dorenbos and punter jones have been given three year contract extensions. in his 14th season he might past david akers as the most games played as an eagles. jones is averaging over 45 yards as p ah punt. nfl fined kneel more than $24,000 for his helmet to helmet hit on jordan matthews last week. that's a lot of coin for a play that wasn't even called a penalty. maybe the officials should be fine the next. flyers will be back at it tomorrow with a matinee against the lightning and shayne gostisbehere will return to the lineup after a one game benching. the the play of steve mason lately. he has been forced into action and will be most nights for the next four to six weeks as
michal neuvirth comes back from an injury. >> he's been giving us some pretty good performances. last night was definitely a confident solid performance for mace there's a couple things in there that he can clean up, you know, in couple of different areas, address those clean them up and get ready to go. >> you got to see this. this is six-year-old seamus ethel who sent a letter to claude giroux. this is story is coming up at 6:00. paradise is treating the hawks pretty well. saint joe's three and o after beating loyal today by 24. as for themps jay wright's squad stayed state side. josh hart finished with 30
points a career high. mikhail bridges scored 15 in the second half 19 for the game to help pace villanova to 96-77 win. they improve to four and o. finally it is a dunk unlike you've probably ever seen. if you are afraid of heights maybe you shouldn't watch this. british thrill seeker simon berry attempted the highest bungee dunk ever and by dunk i mean after falling 40 feet he successfully dipped a chocolate biscuit into a mug of tea. all part of the 12th annual guinness world records day was yesterday. >> he did it without breaking the tea cup or cookie. >> it was a previous record for the highest longest. >> who thinks of these things. >> tea cookie dunk ever. >> i'm hungry. i don't know. >> very nice. all right as you have been hearing thousands of folks lacing up for the philadelphia marathon this weekend. among the local teacher who will sweat out those 26 points 2 miles for her students and her school for a good reason. "action news" reporter annie mccormick with that story.
>> reporter: that's the motto of mitchell elementary school the k through eight school in southwest philadelphia needs 240 computers and are working to raise $94,000 to get them. they are doing it by literally following in their principal's footsteps. >> we set up a go fund me page mile for mitchell. the kids are doing their fun run today and i'm doing the marathon on sunday and so far we've raised about $15,000 of our $94,000 goal. >> reporter: friends and family sponsored friday morning's fun run so does the communities. >> every students was asked to try to get five one dollar donations so we'll be counting up the donations today and the school is only expecting to raise a small portion of what they need but they're hoping maybe some donors take notice and will help them fill the gap. >> we're actually a turn around school now because in the last four years our data has been on the decline but in the last year and a half we have completely revitalized the climate of the school. >> reporter: the school has resources from the district but in order to get their scores up, the principal says
they need more technology and she also says this is a learning lesson for the kids. >> there needs to be equity in resources but when you aren't given something in life that you deserve, you have to fight positively to get it. >> reporter: and they are her motivation to finish the marathon. >> oh i picture all of these faces are what are in my mind when i want to stop which is often. >> reporter: in southwest philadelphia, annie mccormick channel6 "action news". fios is not cable. we're wired differently. that means incredibly fast 150 meg internet for the holidays. so in the 3.7 seconds it takes gary watson to beat the local sled jump record, fly, gary, fly. ...his friend can download 13 versions of the perfect song... ...his sister can live stream it... ...while his mom downloads how to set a dislocated shoulder. get 150 meg internet, tv and phone for just 79.99 per month online for the first year.
>> in germantown a number of local business leaders will be homeless tonight. they will sleep on the streets in an effort to raise awareness about homelessness and how it affects young people. this is all part of an annual event called sleep out the executive edition organized by covenant house pennsylvania a social services organization. various businessmen will spend the night in a sleeping bag and a cardboard box to help raise money for teenagers and young adults who live like this every day. >> to raise awareness. >> the bottom is literally going to drop out, we'll drop 42 degrees and how it's going to feel saturday afternoon to sunday morning. >> my goodness. >> quite some changes over the week. as we look at storm tracker6 live double scan a lot of sunshine today. not tracking any precipitation as we begin our weekend on this friday evening.
the temperature 62 degrees after topping off at 70 this afternoon. 61 lehigh valley, the same for reading. 63 in wilmington and with a relatively calm wind. temperatures have already really dropped in millville and dover, back into the middle and upper 50's. doesn't take long once that sun sets to really kind of drop those numbers. there it is. a crystal clear satellite imagery as we look from boston new york city right through philadelphia down to raleigh but as we head to the west this is where that weather system is really kind of kicking its heels with blizzard-like conditions around minneapolis, northern parts of minnesota as well as the western great lakes and severe storms lining the actual cold front east of chicago and saint louis and all this will be pushing to the east but won't make it through here until around this time tomorrow. so, for tonight a star filled sky, cool and calm, 34 degrees in the suburbs. flip that number for center city with a light and variable
wind. highs tomorrow very similar to today upper 60's to around 70's or even a couple degrees above 70 especially west and south of philadelphia with plenty of sunshine. incredibly warm. at the shore if you're hitting one of the boardwalks temperatures there even in the lower 60's. future tracker at 4 o'clock in the afternoon still a decent amount of clear skies as the sun is about to set at that point and that's when the showers will be approaching those western suburbs with the actual cold front. by 10 o'clock rain overspreads the region, maybe mixing with a little wet snow in the northern part of the lehigh valley and the poconos and by sunday morning, we clear things out, mixture of sun and clouds. still some lingering snow showers in parts of the lehigh valley and the poconos but sunday very winter-like. winds gust between 40, 45 miles an hour creating wind chills in the upper 20's. afternoon wind chills only in the mid 30's. in the poconos could see some accumulation of snow between a coating and an inch. so we have our own issues to
go through the second half of the weekend and the eagles versus the seahawks have their own issues on the west coast. kickoff on sunday late afternoon rainy and windy 54 degrees and a southerly wind up to 25 miles an hour even in the fourth quarter dealing with some wet conditions. the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast 70's beautiful with an evening shower around here tomorrow and then again the winds whip up even some snowflakes in those far northwestern suburbs. sunday 48. again, feeling a lot colder than that. the winds will continue on monday, 40 to 45 miles an hour. 45 feeling like the 30's on monday. and we'll start to ease the wind by tuesday but the cold lingers highs only in the upper 40's. then we're back into the 50's for your big travel day wednesday for the holiday thursday black friday on friday -- black friday. >> black friday. >> we know what you mean. >> it is what it is. >> there you go. >> thanks giving could be a little wet at this point. >> okay. >> we'll hopefully change that. >> thank you adam.
students in montgomery county are raising cancer awareness today at their school. kids at upper merion middle school in king of prussia held a purple spirit day pep rally. it's to educate folks about the symptoms and causes of pancreatic cancer. 53,000 americans will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer this year and many of them will die but activists are hoping to double the survival rate by the year 2020. he gets a lot of compliments.
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>> right now jim gardner and the "action news" team standing by with these stories. we're following that developing story from overbrook where an eight-year-old was struck by a hit-and-run driver. plus, police say a woman killed her boyfriend in hamilton township. how a surprise unfortunately turned deadly. >> and we're awaiting the outcome of a vote by septa union workers on a new contract agreement. 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 weekend. good night. >> good night.
>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with ducis rodgers, meteorologist cecily tynan and jim gardner. >> ♪ >> it is friday night and the big story on "action news" tonight is breaking news from the overbrook section of philadelphia and just within the past minute or so that breaking news has turned into tragic news. an eight-year-old girl was struck down by a hit-and-run driver late this afternoon at 63rd and lansdowne and we have just learned that the little girl has died. "action news" reporter dann cuellar is live at the scene.
dann. >> reporter: that's right jim we just got word a few minutes ago from police unfortunately that the little girl died from her injuries over at children's hospital. meanwhile philadelphia police continue to search for the hit-and-run driver who has yet to be identified tonight. police say it was about 3:16 this afternoon that the eight-year-old little girl was walking home from school with her friends and struck by a man headed south on 63rd street. witnesses say the little girl was thrown about 90 feet from the point of impact. witnesses tell us they heard a loud boom and went outside to see what happened. >> i was in the kitchen. then i heard a bunch of people screaming and hollering so i came outside put something in the trash and then that's when i saw a line of ambulances and people were crying and stuff and then i saw somebody getting in an ambulance and i saw a little book bag so i figured it was a child. >> reporter: police say the driver of a gray or silver nissan altima or maxima failed to stop and render aid and sped off head south