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good afternoon in the news this noon. is he stepping away from his billion dollar business. details on donald trump transition from businessman to president. and theestss efforts to figt hunger in the city. looking live at sky 6 hd, behind us. the conditions are so murky you can hardly see the terminal. here is i-95 near penn's landing that is what are you looking at. conditions here by the river, you can't make out much of anything. karen rogers is in for david murphy. she has the details on the rain. >> reporter: the one thing you notice from the shots, the rain you saw on your camera lens and the visibility issues we have because of the fog. stormtracker 6 live double scan
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showing that most of the region right now blanketed in rain and some heavier pockets as we look in new jersey near cherry hill on the new jersey turnpike and areas of yellow as well as lakehurst along route 70 and near medford lakes pockets of really heavy rain and a bit of a break for the moment in norristown and malvern and coatesville more rain is coming in and wilmington in and out of it. that is the way it's going to be today. periods of rain. it won't rain constantly but look at all of this moisture. the cold front is out here. on stormtracker 6 live double scan this is heading in our direction, it doesn't stop raining until nearly dawn tomorrow. a lot of moisture to work its way through. and the fog out there. the dense fog advisory lifted an hour ago but only a half mile in wilmington. that is the big issue. but 1.7 at philadelphia
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international airport that will cause problems like it did earlier this morning. and 1 mile in allentown and .30 of a mile in atlantic city. lets show you what to expect with the temperatures, that is the other part of the story. 52 in martins creek and 55 in warrington and 55 in center city. normally a high of just 50 this time of year. 55 if hammonton and 63 in dover, delaware. today's high is 68 normally just 50. and we'll get another inch to inch and a half of rain coming our way today. we'll detail this with future tracker 6 and show you the heaviest rain in a few minutes. as the rain continues, rely on stormtracker 6 live double scan to know where the heaviest rain cells are headed next. one of the resources availableable to you at 6abc.com/weather. and remember our meteorologist, rick, right there.
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are you not a meteorologist. they are constantly posting updates. in other news, two philadelphia police officers are nursing injuries after a violent struggle well a suspect overnight. both suffered severe bit marks and had to be hospitalized. annie mccormick is live at police headquarters with more. >> reporter: both police officers were treated and release and the 32-year-old suspect has a history of selling and using drugs and when they saw him they believed he was breaking into a vehicle that is when things turned violent. >> that is a nasty, nasty injury and you know battling with this individual and you never know what you will come upon. >> richard ross talking about the injuries sustained by two of his uniformed 24th district police officers on the 1200 block of east atlantic street.
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and they spotted a suspect trying to break into the honda and when they approached a violent struggle began, the officers were kicked and bitten on their arms and hands. the suspect bit so hard he broke skin and drew blood but police got him into custody. now facing charges of assault against an officer and fleeing the scene. >> a bite is one of the most violence thing to receive. because of the bacteria and officers received bites they struggled for years with the infections they received. >> the honda is also damaged they are working on getting in touch with the owner of that vehicle. and the suspect could face more charges. reporting live outside of police headquarters, channel 6 "action news" philadelphia police are searching for a driver that hit a teenager overnight and kept going. the 18-year-old man is struck at edgily street in philadelphia at 1:00 this morning, he was taken to hahnemann hospital in stable
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condition and police found debris on the street and looking for a black vehicle and do not have a make or model yet. >> a power outage caused no school for students in allentown. all the after school and athletic programs are also canceled. breaking news now out of north carolina. district attorney announced there will be no charges in a police involved killing that made national headlines and sparked several nights of unrest in charlotte. the officer brently vincent who is black acted lawfully when he shot and killed keith lamont scott in september. it showed the confrontation with scott and the officers as he sat in his parked car. the da says there was evidence that he was armed. they say that he was not armed. and suffered from a traumatic
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brain injury. and they ripped through a heavily trafficked tourism region there. gatlinburg's mayor says that four people are dead after flames tore through the town. 14 people were injured and 4,000 others were evacuated from the area. wet weather could help them get the flames under control. and the region got more than an inch of rain yesterday with more on the way this afternoon. at least five people were killed when severe weather swept through tennessee and alabama. high winds destroyed a community center where people were taking cover in winston county, alabama. miles away a lightning strike struck a placed at an apartment complex and they will survey areas today for evidence of tornadoes. president-elect donald trump made a big announcements
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regarding his businesses and what will happen when he takes the oval office in january. some key posts remain wide open. for more on that lets turn to kenneth moton live in washington, d.c. with the story. >> reporter: good afternoon rick and sara, donald trump made the announcement this morning in a sear yeses of tweets. he is not required to by law but is leaving his business because the presidency is a far more important task. >> tapping wilbur ross as secretary of commerce. and steve mnuchin to lead the treasury. and saying they have saved carrier jobs in indiana. >> the president-elect and vice president picked up the phone and called the ceo of united technologies and said we want to keep jobs here. can't remember the last time a
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president did that. >> they will announce the deal in the first leg of their victory tour and will enthe day with a big rally in cincinnati, ohio. praise for trump who broke bread with mitt romney. a secretary of state contender who once called trump a fraud and phoney. now says. >> i think that america's best days ahead of us. >> that better future will come at a cost. the president-elect announced he will leave his business in total to his children in order to focus on leading the country. the documents are being crafted to take him out of the business operations to avoid conflicts of interest. >> if he takes questions from the press it will be his first time since july rick. kenneth moton, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you again.
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also in washington nancy pelosi will continue to lead the house democrats she was reelected to her position just minutes ago. her win comes among unrest in the democratic caucus over disappointing election results. pelosi has led the party since 2002 they remain in the minority in the house and senate next year. meanwhile, president obama is squashing speculation that first lady michelle obama will run for office one day. obama says his wife will never run for office in rolling stone magazine. michelle is talented but too sensible to be in politics. the two will continue to be active and work at the grass roots level to affect change. still to come a half dozen people were taken into custody after a middle school dorm goes up in flames in kentucky. also, how you can increase
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longevity. when "action news" continues in a moment.
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police many turkey have taken six people in custody after a middle school dormitory fire. 11 students and a teacher died when the flames tore through the building late last night. the fire was believed to be electrical. but the dorm's director and two employees were detained as authorities look into negligence. columbian aviation authorities have lowering the death toll from the plane crash from 71 to 75. there were four fewer people on board than originally thought. thousands of soccer fans gathered outside of the stadium in medellin for a vigil. the city's mayor says the crash victims will be honored today. six people survived the crash. in england police are investigating a violent road rage attack.
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after two vehicles collided on monday and at first three workers seemed to exchange the information peacefully and then a fist fight. and at one point they locked themselves into the cabin of their truck and rammed it into them. the man takes out a shovel and breaks it driving off. fidel castro is on his final journey across cuba. the remains of the former cuban leader is returning to where his revolution began five decades ago. the caravan began carrying the remains across the island nation. the small covered coffin will go to the place where he took power but end in santiago on sunday with his funeral. tragedy guy for a former eagles running back. ma hi's daughter died after she was found in a mini blinds with
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cords around her neck. it happens on november 22nd and the family says they will have the little girl's organs donated. he now coaches at brigham young university. and this morning the jury saw the scene where it happened. michael slagger is charged in the shooting death of walter scott. scott, unarmed was shot five times in the back as he ran from a traffic stop in april of 2015. slagger claims that scott grabbed his taser during a fight and slagger became emotional and said he feared for his own life. and faces 30 years in prison if convicted. >> more rain is pushing through the delaware valley and karen rogers has the details in the accuweather forecast. >> plus, an outdoor clothing company makes good on a black friday promise.
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how much they are donating to charity.
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here is what is coming up today at 1:00. here on 6 abc. they had a record black friday and celebrating by donating it all. the outdoor gear company took in $10 million, double what they thought. and they promised to donate the money for the sales on black friday and will go to 800
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environmental groups across the world. health check this noon. want to add a few years to your life, swimmers and dancers, hit a tennis court. keeping active with swimming and sports an aerobics were the best way to reduce the risk of dying from heart attack and stroke. researchers looked at data from 40,000 adults with the average able of 52 and the best benefits were among those that played racket sports. >> you play a little tennis? >> that is good to know. "action news" is out working on news stories for today at 4:00. alicia vitarelli is live with a look ahead. >> reporter: coming up today at 4:00, of course the holiday decorating has begun and whether you are looking to spruce of your house or find some new ideas but don't want to spend ape lot of money you'll want to see what's the deal today. we have chic but cheap ideas
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using things around your home to make things shine bright. what one expert says can you do right now that would be inextra gram worthy. and ever wonder what it's like to live like santa claus? is that his coat rack there? his home in the north pole is not for sale but zillow is giving us a peek. can you take us with you on the go, download the free 6 abc news app and watch us streaming live on your smart phone and tablet. >> santa's tree is looking nice. we'll check the rainy accuweather forecast when "action news" comes right back.
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sky 6 hd taking a live look now at the new city hall camera. looking at dillworth park, we kick off the holiday season with the holiday special and invite you to join us for this celebration. rick and cecily tynan hosts philadelphia celebrates the holidays live from city hall right here on 6 abc. rick has his red trench coat ready to go. >> you look great in that. >> it's pink. we are going to have a lot of fun. >> you want people to watch. now they will. >> will the rain hold off? >> i am looking at this a while. a lot of friends in the programming department and you. everybody is out there. a band of rain at that time but a good shot you'll be okay. we have a lot of lulls in the rain but we should be okay. >> your red coat -- >> stormtracker 6 live double scan and we can see we have a good amount of rain in the area,
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we are hit with heavy rain the last several hours, starting to see it break up. i want to go closer with double scan, right near the city we are in and out of showers, mostly light in wilmington and chadds ford and norristown but in trenton heavier there and wrightstown the areas of yellow in new jersey. and east of hammonton. lets go outside if we could see fog out there. just a little bit here as we look live at the platt bridge. it's and issue even at this hour. and the low clouds are hanging tough with the warm air that has moved in. the temperature is 59 degrees and dew point 48. a lot of moisture in the atmosphere and the pressure is falling and the winds will light and ocean temperature 51. satellite 6 along with action radar showing how the rain moved in behind the morning rush, a lot of rain behind that, the actual cold front well out to hear, the watch boxes that fired up and outbreaks of severe
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weather to the south and east. we are not getting severe weather but a lot of rain out of this, could hear the rumble of thunder as the cold front drags threw the region. we had a half inch of rain in philadelphia and a half inch to inch in regions. the heaviest rain looks to go north and west. this is a look at future tracker 6 at 2:30, it lifts to the north at this point and we are in and out of periods of rain. rick is out there with his red trench coat getting ready for the show late of and this narrow band moves through the region and 11:00 a lull and then heavier rain moving and the actual cold front comes in during the overnight hours, this is at 1:30 in the morning, pockets of really heavy rain as the front drags through and tomorrow you look good in time for the morning compute.
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ahead of this rain the temperatures shoot up. look at these temperatures in the southeast. 79 in savannah and 73 in richmond. as this front drags it brings the mild air in our region. we'll hit a high today late in the day might be later on this evening. 68 for your high in philadelphia and upper 50s in allentown and 60 in reading and 65 in atlantic city. and 69 in dover, delaware. here is your exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast it's warm today with periods of rain on and off. 68 degrees for your high temperature. and could even hear the rumble of thunder. breezy and partly sunny and dry and a bit cooler but above average. sunny and cooler and 53 tomorrow. saturday mostly sunny and 51 and fine for the the temple game in annapolis. only 49 and rain could arrive sunday night and monday and tuesday look wet at teems, tuesday lots of clouds and 48 degree, keep the stormtracker 6
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live double scan app and your umbrella handy. >> thank you karen. more "action news" when we cox right back.
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"action news" at 12:30 continues. with rick williams, sara bloomquist and meteorologist, david murphy. >> hello again, here are the stories we are following for you now at 12:30. a new jersey teenager pleads to
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careless driving after hitting and killing a superintendant. >> and a long list of charges after a man stalks an amazon delivery driver and leads police on a chase. and donald trump fills up his cabinet after making an announcement to keep jobs in the united states. >> we begin with the severe weather in the south that leftself people dead. tornadoes tore through alabama last night destroying dozens of structures including a day care. it comes as firefighters in tennessee are trying to get control of a massive wild fire in the great smokey mountains. elizabeth is live with the latest. >> reporter: we learned that eight new fires started overnight in tennessee with severe weather moving across the south it was a scary night and officials say that for so many the danger isn't over yet. >> there is a tornado right there. >> from louisiana to tennessee, de

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