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students from kindergarten to fifth grade. that's who was on board when the bus slammed in two and wrapped itself around a tree. it was a gruesome sight made worse when word came that numbers of the children were dead. it is monday night and the big story on "action news" tonight is school bus tragedy in chattanooga, tennessee. the local district attorney says at least six were killed, but the police chief won't release a number. "action news" reporter, dann cuellar is in our satellite center. dann, whatever the number turns out to be, this is one horrific accident in tennessee. >> that's right, a deadly accident in tennessee. the cause, very much under investigation tonight. it was a devastating scene. images show the mangled school bus carrying 35 children on the side, wrapped around a large tree. >> multiple fatalities. at this time, we cannot identify who they are until we notify all
the parents. >> reporter: the students from kindergarten to fifth grade were violently tossed around after the driver lost control about a mile from the chattanooga school. 23 kids were sent to area hospitals. >> what has happened today is every public safety officials absolute worst nightmare. that is nothing in comparison to the nightmare families and friends and our community is going through with this tragic loss to children in our community. >> reporter: it was a single-vehicle accident. the bus driver survived and is said to be cooperating with police. it is another crash contributing to the debate on whether all school buses should have seatbelts and they show what can happen in a rollover accident like this one. >> donors are lining up after a call was put out for blood
donations. >> our hearts go out as well as the hearts of those behind me to the family, the neighborhood and the school and all the people involved in this. clearly tonight, jim, parents were dealing with unspeakable grief in the wake of this terrible tragedy. dann cuellar, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you, dann. a 14-year-old girl is philadelphia's latest victim of a stray bullet. she was sitting in the kitchen of her great grandmother's home when she was shot in the leg. it came from a block away. >> appears the shooter was firing in the southbound direction and one of the bullets struck the house. it went into the house, struck this female, who was sitting on a chair in the kitchen. that's where we have the crime scene. >> the girl is in stable condition. investigators don't know what prompted the gunfire. they are looking into whether it was connected to a deadly double
shooting at 15th four hours earlier. a church youth group leader is under arrest tonight on charges of sexual assault. the district attorney is asking any other alleged victims to come forward. 22-year-old michael of bensalem turned himself into police today. detectives allege he sexually asauled or attempted to molest a 13-year-old girl and 15-year-old girl on separate occasions inside the oxford valley chapel in middletown. flames up the side of mount penn in berks county. it started near reading high school around 6:30. the terrain and strong winds are making the fire fight more challenging. fortunately, no businesses or homes are being threatened and no one has been hurt. most of the city block is decimated by fire.
two people were hurt here. tonight, demolition crews knocked down what was left of the gutted building along wineburg place. the red cross is assisting the nine families that lost their homes in the 3:00 a.m. fire. neighbors complained of squatters in the unit where the fire started. no official cause, yet. another blaze injured seven people in new jersey. the blaze on the 700 block destroyed three homes and several cars. "action news" viewers shared photographs and videos they recorded as firefighters tried to put out the flames. the fire chief says the effort was hampered by downed electrical wires. four vishths remain in the hospital in critical condition. the other three released. philadelphia police made quick work of capturing a bank robber. he ran from td bank at jfk with
a bag full of cash. the teller placed a tracking device inside the bag. they apprehended the suspect two blocks away at 16th and market. police have not caught this suspect that held up the bank at 64th and woodland at 11:00 this morning. nobody was hurt. the fbi is offering a reward and tipsters can remain anonymous. a bridge in chester county is in need of repair. it was seriously damaged by a car crash over the weekend. this connects east and west townships over the french creek. pennsylvania records say the bridge was built in 1850. president-elect donald trump released a message via youtube about his transition process and plans for his first 100 days in
office. despite reports it's been a bumpy drive, trump describes it differently. >> our team is working smoothly, efficiently and effectively, truly great men and women are being brought in and many will soon be part of our government helping us to make america great again. my agenda will be based on putting america first. >> trump listed 100 day goals on economy, trade and regulation, national security and ethics reform. the public parade of perspective candidate members continue today at trump tower. we saw the likes of newt gingrich and rick perry. no appointments were announced today. s much has been written and spoken about the friction between friends and family members about this election. some folks are wary about thanksgiving. "action news" reporter, jeanette reyes explains. >> reporter: thursday, you can
expect one item off the thanksgiving dinner table. >> no politics. >> why is that? >> it's too heated right now. >> we had the pre-thanksgiving politics talk last week. it's over. we are done. >> reporter: according to an abc news poll, more than one-third of americans say the idea of talking politics at thanksgiving stresses them out. >> trump and hillary talks join the discussion? >> oh, boy. >> reporter: for some, tensions are so high that they are implementing a new policy. >> oh, yeah, that's the rule. >> we never had a rule that way but i'm getting the feeling we will have a no politics policy this year. >> we decided we are going to have a peaceful thanksgiving and let the politics be and enjoy each other's company. >> reporter: while many haven't had a problem, so far -- >> the people that talk about it will talk about it. >> reporter: are you worried? >> no. >> no politics, period.
>> reporter: veteran attorney says don't go there or you are asking for trouble. >> why would you do that? there's going to be a lot of cranberry sauce going back and forth, but not on the plate. >> reporter: what if uncle johnny insists on hearing your thoughts? >> say no thanks, let's have more turkey. >> when can you talk about it? >> after thanksgiving is over. >> reporter: that's the plan many have in mind. after thanksgiving, is it back on the table? >> yeah. yeah. >> reporter: if you happen to be like uncle johnny and must bring up politics, have an open mind and don't expect to change anyone. reporting in center city, jeanette reyes, channel 6 action anies. >> we can be sure there's no politics when it comes to the most treasured holiday tradition. we are talking about the 6abc dunkin' donuts thanksgiving
parade. christie ileto is live where preparations are in full swing. >> reporter: that's right. you can see over my shoulder, volunteers are painting this portion of the parkway. very hard at work, braving the cold temperatures. earlier this evening, performers were in this spot perfecting their routine for thursday's parade. this is the sound of a philadelphia tradition. >> this is a rehearsal for the opening number of the parade. kids coming from all over. >> reporter: they are making sure the opening number, doesn't disappoint. you have a favorite number you are doing? >> this one right here. it's so much fun. so much energy. >> reporter: a lot more costume changes and more happening. the 1.4 mile route starts at 20th and market and weaves down the parkway despite the maze of construction equipment. >> kind of a mess.
i walk up here. there's no sidewalk and stuff like that. >> i imagine it might be a problem in certain locations like this spot here. >> reporter: unlike last year, it won't change the route. >> the parade becomes intimate at that location. >> reporter: still -- >> second position. >> i'm excited. >> nice and wide. >> reporter: now, volunteers will be out here tomorrow as will the performers and the big day is thursday morning, which you can catch here on 6abc. reporting live on the parkway, christie ileto channel 6 "action news." jim? >> don't forget, if you are not -- don't forget, if you are not going down to see it in person, we have the best seat in the house for the parade right here on channel 6. live coverage begins at 8:30 on thursday morning. still to come on "action news" tonight, late reports of what sent authorities to kanye west's
house tonight and he went to the hospital. rattled nerves as an earthquake strikes fukushima, japan, again. cecily? >> windchills 29 degrees in philadelphia. i'm tracking changes. i'll have details on what it means for thanksgiving on the accuweather forecast. with fake news spreading like wildfire on social media lately, we have a special report on how not to get fooled by phony headlines. plus, ducis rodgers has sixers highlights you will want to see. we continue in a minute.
in the hospital in los angeles. it comes after he canceled the remaining dates on his tour, including a performance in philadelphia. the lapd responded to a disturbance call this afternoon, but became a medical emergency. kanye west has been surrounded by controversy over the past few days. he's made controversial statements and ended one of his concerts after 30 minutes. no one has yet talked about his condition. [ sirens ] nearly four hours after a tsunami warning siren sounded in japan, the threat is now over. there were concerns of a large tsunami after a 6.9 magnitude earthquake hit off the coast of japan. there is still a tsunami advisory. there could be waves of up to three feet. crews are still assessing damage in the region. this is the area near fukushima
that killed 18,000 people in 2011. a storm system is bringing wintry weather to the northeast and is already dumped up to 18 inches of snow in parts of up state new york. drivers had to take it slow on a busy highway in syracuse after the snow and wind created near whiteout conditions. in millford, in west millford, new jersey, already enough snow for kids to make snow men. some places got up to four inches of snow. two police officers were the victims of targeted attacks in two different american cities. in san antonio, texas, a 20-year veteran of the force was shot and killed while writing a traffic ticket. police confirmed they made an arrest, but have not released a motive. a sergeant in st. louis, missouri, is expected to survive after being shot in the head twice. 58 officers have been shot in
the line of duty this year. from the pope endorsing to donald trump for president to a clinton supporter running down her husband for voting for donald trump, this election season is right with false news headlines. tonight, we look at what's fueling the flames and how popular social media sites are fighting back. here is matt o'donnell on fake news. >> reporter: good morning. in our business, the truth is trust. in a world of online news sharing, it is difficult to separate fact from fiction. where do you get a majority of your news from? >> mostly facebook. >> facebook. >> always on facebook. >> google news. >> they are not alone. a survey reveals 62% of adults in the u.s. get news on social media, particularly facebook. as we found, not all the news
stories making headlines are real. >> there's things going around on facebook and twitter. why are you posting this? it's false. >> reporter: phony headlines can be interesting. some think it swayed the election. >> information coming from everywhere. >> reporter: it is hard to decipher what is real and what is fake. actor matthew mcconaughey endorses trump. michelle obama deletes clinton from twitter account. all salacious, all fake news. a few days after the election, a twitter user sent me this video. some assumed this took place in philadelphia. it didn't happen that way. this happened in chicago and stemmed from an argument over a car crash. >> we all have to be critical
thinkers here. posts move quickly. >> reporter: the seriousness of the issue caused comment from president obama. >> if we can't discriminate between serious arguments and propaganda, then we have problems. >> reporter: we reached out to facebook and google. they told us they are taking steps to address it. they plan on banning phony sites. >> it the being used for purposes they don't invision the site working. >> reporter: in the meantime, do your homework. 6abc will help you. >> everything is not valid. >> reporter: we had a great discussion with you on my facebook page, something that wasn't possible 12 years ago. let us know what you think by going to my page right now.
>> you can vouj for the fact there is nothing fake about what you are about to hear. the accuweather forecast. >> it's a real forecast. >> it is a real forecast. >> really cold out there. really windy. storm tracker 6 live double scan showing it is dry. partly cloudy skies and we are live on sky 6. the temple university camera taking a look at the real center city skyline and sky 6 isn't shaking quite as much as it was earlier today. the winds are starting to ease somewhat. that said, we have gusty winds in places. lancaster reporting a wind gust of 40 miles per hour. philadelphia is still breezy, 32 miles per hour. wind gusts earlier today close to 15 miles per hour. it's still windy. it's still cold. factor in the temperatures and the wind. the windchill makes it feel like 29 in philadelphia, 26 in millville, 25 in lancaster. the poconos, some areas got 4-6
inches of snow over the weekend and feels like the teens. satellite 6 along with action radar. you can see the swirling over canada. that's very strong storm system. it's compact and going nowhere fast. it is bringing the gusty winds and the lake-effect snow to new york. tomorrow morning, the forecast showing you want to bundle up. hats and gloves a good idea. air temperatures 30s. factor in the breeze, the windchill will be around 20 degrees. it's a frigid start to the day. future tracker showing the windchill in the afternoon, hovering in the mid to upper 30s, despite all the sunshine, it's going to feel cold. wednesday, after three days, a broad area of high pressure. the winds will diminish. early sun and increasing clouds ahead of the system. this will bring rain across the midwest on wednesday for traveling and our thanksgiving, a lot of clouds our way. the parade forecast looking a
little bit on the gray side. lots of clouds, possibility of a spotty shower or two, not heavy rain, not widespread. temperatures not bad. we had cool thanksgiving mornings. temperatures in the 40s during the parade. the good news, the winds 5-10 miles per hour. it shouldn't cause troubles for the balloons. the exclusive accuweather seven day forecast, tomorrow, windy, chilly, sunny, 48 degrees. windchills 30s. wednesday, winds diminish. cloudy late in the day. thanksgiving, cloudy with a possibility of a scattered shower. most of the day will be rain free on friday. clouds break for sunshine for black friday for shopping. not bad. 56 degrees heading into the weekend. 54 on saturday. sunday, partly sunny, 52. monday, partly sunny and dry. monday night football, a high of 54 degrees. one more windy, chilly day and a
temperature turn around. a delaware county boy raising money helping a local police officer battling cancer. 5-year-old avery was presented with several gifts and a resolution showing the appreciation. councilman dave white saw the story of graham selling bracelets and wanted to award his efforts. the police officer, steve, and graham, formed a friendship while he was on patrol in his neighborhood. graham raised over $2,000 for the officer's medical care. more than 300 families in need will have a thanksgiving turkey on the table. people lined up outside the strawberry mansion neighborhood center to collect turkeys. this is now in the 8th year. holiday helpers in wilmington spent the night preparing hundreds of thanksgiving meals. they created an assembly line to
i think it's becoming conclusively clear, i'm not sure you can say that. >> i agree with you. >> the sixers are obviously a better basketball team. >> yes. they do not embarrass themselves anymore. they are competitive. night in and night out, they are competitive. home is where the heart is. home is where the wins are. the sixers ended with three straight home victories. sixers and joel embiid ready to get physical. he plays 23 minutes. sixers within three. seconds. okafor is up as well. okafor at 15. let's get him in a three-point contest. 22 points. the sixers nail 11 triples. covington there. the sixers win 101-94.
they make it back-to-back wins for the first time since march of 2015. >> i feel we are moving in the right direction. we practice hard. the group stays together. we have taken early hits. i'm proud right now of certainly their effort and their ability to execute better and better as times gone on. >> things looking up. the eagles pick up more than an "l" in seattle. agholor is taking heat. he had a case of the dropsies. >> how do you fix it? it's a fight. it's a fight every day. you have to fight because sometimes this game -- this is a tough game. at times mentally, i can put myself in a storm, but i need to jump out of the storm. >> my concern for him is an as
st. joe at nc state in a tournament in the u.s. virgin islan islan islands. the hawks open the game on a 20-9 run. second half is all nc state. st. joes goes down, 73 -- that's sports. >> thank you. jimmy kimmel live is next on channel 6. "action news" continues at 4:30 with pamelaedwards, david mur y murphy. from the entire "action news" team, i'm jim gardner. announcer: "action news" is sponsored in port by bob's