tv Action News Weekend 6AM ABC December 4, 2016 6:00am-7:00am EST
>> party time penn state into selection sunday, temple and penn state find out where they go bowling after both teams bring home championship trophies. >> an innocent driver suffers a head-on collision, we'll get to that story at the end of a police chase on i-95. >> this morning, foam covered an entire block of center city. we have details on what triggered this unusual sight.
pleasant good morning to you, 6:00 a.m., december 4 sunday morning. sky6 live hd overlooking the center city skyline from the temple university camera. so glad you're waking up with us. >> nydia is off, alicia is here. >> good morning. >> reporter: temperatures in the 40s, we lost the gusty breeze. let's get you outside, we've lost the blustery windchills as we look live on sky6 live hd from our center city camera. you can see the christmas tree all lit up, again, people kind of will be enjoying a fairly seasonable morning around the delaware and the lehigh valleys. temperatures in the 40s, similar to the same time yesterday, but, again, the big story we lost the gusty breeze so we're not dealing with the hard -- hash windchills. 40 in trenton. 44 in cape may. reading, 41. as we flip it over to storm tracker 6 live double scan one
thing we noticed during the overnight computer run there's more moisture with the system than previously thought. we'll see the clouds increase southwest to northeast. some of this gets in here after midnight tonight. mostly in the form of rain, as you get north of the pennsylvania turnpike, all of a sudden we could see light snow with the system. i'm going to talk about that in ten minutes. in the meantime, 1:00 p.m., 47. combination of sun and clouds, 3:00 p.m., 49. 5:00 p.m., 46, partly sunny, high of 49. gray. >> chris, thank you for the update. if you're just waking up with us, new information for you this morning. a man driving a car going the wrong way on i-95 crashed head on into another car. the action cam at that scene, i-95 near route 476 in ridley township delaware county. the suspect's car was heading south in the northbound lanes at
11:30 p.m. when it smashed into the other car. the suspect jumped out of the car and ran into a wooded area. officers used k-9 units and thermal imaging cameras. they did not find that person. there's no word on the condition of the innocent driver involved in the accident. cranes and dumpster trucks are coming in to help at a warehouse in california. so far we know nine people died in the fire. this morning we're learning about the building where the tragedy unfolded. abc's lauren lister has the story. crews working through the night trying to recover bodies from the wreckage of this horrific friday night warehouse party fire. the risk of collapse slowing down efforts, but overnight police delivering good news. >> we have been able to put
some families' fears at ease, by locating loved ones that were believed to be inside and were found to be alive. >> reporter: with others unaccounted for, others believe their loved ones may have been in the blaze, fear the worse. >> these were beautiful, inspirational, awesome, intelligent, creative people with great futures ahead of them. >> officials believe victims became trapped on the seblgd floor, the only way out, an apparent makeshift construct tur with made of woodenlets were controversy taken by flames. this is a devastating scene, this is complicated and it is going to take us time to do the methodical, theory and
professional -- thorough and professional investigation these families deserve. >> reporter: records show a slew of blight about the buildings. recovering the bodies will be a slow process. that will go into monday, at least. lauren lister, abc news, oakland. in a big reversal, the green party said it will seek a recount in philadelphia. tomorrow the party is taking that fight to federal court. just yesterday, jill stein's campaign said it dropped the recount effort in pennsylvania, but an official with the former president's campaign said it will seek a order because without the order they cannot pay for the process. they want to know if voting machines and systems in pennsylvania were hacked to
alter the final tally. donald trump won pennsylvania by less than 100,000 votes. police are looking for a person who shot a man in the stomach inside a montgomery county home. the action cam at the scene the 1200 block of dekalb pike in norristown. the shooter ran from the home and remains on the run. the victim was critically injured and flown to penn presbyterian hospital. police have not said what led to the shooting. back here a stranger and scary sight played out in center city. no, this is not snow, it's flame retardant foam covering the street outside a peco substation. bob brooks spoke with the people amazed by the sight. >> i saw in our backyard this invasion of the foam monster. >> reporter: from neighbor's balconies, it looked like snow. a board chopper 6 hd we could
see it was spewing out of the substation doors and into juniper street. someplaces the foam would reach 6 to 7 feet tall. it started with an explosion. >> there's a fire alarm going on. i didn't go anything of it. i was chilling in my bed and i heard a huge explosion. >> then all of a sudden what looked like giant soap bubbles came down in front of our house. >> another person caught the schoation on his phone. the phone system was triggered to prevent further damage from inside. the foam filled the entire peco substation. >> there were two holes on the side of the building, it was spewing out. in all 2700 customer also in the area would lose power, but it's been restored. no word from peco why it
happened. once under control piles and piles of flame retardant foam would be pushed into drains. they were so bus pushing the foam getting it into the storm drains, it is not toxic, so it poses no threat to the environment. bob brooks, channel 6 "action news." >> all right, today the eagles game day, later today, the birds take on the cincinnati bangles, of course in the area, everybody is buzzing about two huge wins for local college football teams, temple and penn state today they find out their bowl selection. >> they are riding how owls first football title in half a century, it was a big night for the nittany lions of penn state.
how could not be excited penn state fans in center city celebrated the historic come back victory against wisconsin. it was another giant leap for programs blemished by the jerry sandusky scandal five years ago. they roared back to shock wisconsin it was the biggest come back in the history of the big ten championship. it may throw a wrench into the college football playoff picture, penn state's coach said this college championship is making a case to be included, and fans agree. >> the committee goes by what they said, held to head conference championship we should be in. >> are we going to colten bowl or florida, where -- cotton bowl or florida, where are we going to go? so exceeding.
>> "action news" was in annapolis after the team annihilated navy. >> we were there as the team brought the party and the trophy back home. ♪there you hear the temple figt song greeted the owls back on campus. the team was all smiles as they added the brand new trophy to their collection. >> the question is where will temple ascertain penn state go bowling? we'll have more on 6ab turn their road fortunes aroun today. they have oneoa up 1 a game at home. our own jeff skeverski will have a live report from cincinnati on "action news" at noon. >> very exiting.
>> of course, much more to come on "action news" this sunday morning. cuba perhaps to bury long time leader fedel castro. we're live as the period of mourning for the former cuban president comes to an end. get out a pen there are several dates to keep in mind when shipping holiday gifts. more on the temple ascertain penn huge wins in college football, nora muchanic has that. >> sky6 live hd look over center city. chris sowers tracking rain and small chance of snow in the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast. we'll be right back after this.
c'mon in, pop pop! happy birthday! i survived a heart attack. i'm doing all i can to keep from having another one. and i'm taking brilinta. for people who've been hospitalized for a heart attack. i take brilinta with a baby aspirin. no more than one hundred milligrams as it affects how well it works. brilinta helps keep my platelets
from sticking together and forming a clot. brilinta reduced the chance of another heart attack. or dying from one. it worked better than plavix. >>don't stop taking brilinta without talking to your doctor since stopping it too soon increases your risk of clots in your stent, heart attack, stroke, and even death. brilinta may cause bruising or bleeding more easily, or serious, sometimes fatal bleeding. don't take brilinta if you have bleeding, like stomach ulcers, a history of bleeding in the brain, or severe liver problems. tell your doctor about bleeding, new or unexpected shortness of breath, any planned surgery, and all medicines you take. >>talk to your doctor about brilinta. i'm doing all i can. that includes brilinta. if you can't afford your medication, astra zeneca may be able to help. ♪ i had an injury to my neck. it wasn't as serious injury it was a herniated disc. anything that could go wrong went wrong. i've been in the hospital twenty three times since. the bills started to pile up. i had nothing to give.
we had nothing in the refrigerator. i would be dead and not sitting here right now if it wasn't for pond lehocky. 6:14, if you're just waking up, meteorologist chris sowers is tracking the forecast. >> reporter: i know you mentioned snow earlier, don't worry it's not here up in the lehigh valley and the poconos. a little accumulation, minor, stressingor. looking at the philadelphia international airport. we have a mostly cloudy sky, and that's keeping temperatures on the mild side. yesterday we had the gusty
breezes, yesterday we topped out @ 50, but with the wind it felt colder. 40 degrees in allentown. 38 in millville. 31 in the poconos. 27 in atlantic city and cape may, 43. here's double scan live, this is what we're watching, here's philadelphia right here. basically what's going to happen, a lot of this is going to move like this from west to east, across the carolinas and the virginias. this part right here, this is a small area of low pressure that will skirt on by to the north like this. it will actually run parallel to the pennsylvania turnpike. as that approaches tonight light rain and snow will overspray the area, after midnight. one thing i want to stress this is a very minor system. we're not expecting a lot of rain and we're certainly not
expecting a lot of snow for the areas that will pick up the light snow. future tracker 6, we'll start out with some sunshine and increasing cloudy as the day goes on. the clouds lower and thicken throughout the evening. 3:00 a.m., the light purplish color that's the snow on future tracker. it's north of the pennsylvania turnpike. in the immediate philadelphia area it's all rain. temperatures will be a little bit too mild. 6:00 a.m., north of the turnpike, light wintery mix, snowing in the lehigh valley and the poconos, rain for everybody else. by 9:00 a.m., the tail end of rush hour, this is gone. monday, it's a combination of sun and clouds, giving way to sunshine. monday is not a bad day, just a four or five hour window of light precipitation across the area. overnight tonight light rain developing for just about everybody, it will be light snow for the lehigh valley between the hours of 3 and 8:00 a.m.
yes there could minor consumer consumer -- accumulations with this mainly on grassy surfaces. up in the poconos there could be more up there. in the lehigh valley we're looking at a coating out of this system partly cloudy, breezy, 49 degrees, that's the forecasted high. light winds out of the northwest at 5 to 10 miles per hour. the idea today increase in clouds, 3:00 p.m., 49 degrees, 5:00 p.m., 46. overnight tonight that light rain and snow developing after midnight. temperatures about 32 degrees in the lehigh valley. 39 for center city. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, it gets unsettled next week, tuesday, wednesday, thursday, cloudy, some rain, cold shot for friday, windy, 36 degrees, that's it for the forecasted high. gray? >> cold is coming, hate to hear it, but it's coming. 6:17 if you're counting,
christmas is 3 weeks away. this morning we have dates you will want to remember if you're mailing the gifts. if you're sending bystander post get them in the mail by december 15th. first class, december 19. and december 21, prior priority. get your gifts in the mail by december 23, because there's no delivery on christmas day. we're back in just a bit. hello, peco. so i'm calling to see if you can help me save on my energy bill. we can do that. great. i live in a post-war, pre-war, mid-century home and the heating system is a turbine, hvac, reverse hydrogen, boiler pipe unit. well sir, i can see that you live in a twin
massachusetts worked through the night to put out hot spots in an inferno. up to 11 buildings were damaged leaving 60 people homeless. the fire started in a building that was under construction. two police officers and firefighter were hurt in this, their injuries thankfully only minor. investigators are working to figure out what caused the fire. tomorrow is the deadline for protesters to leave the access dakota construction site. thousands of protesters led by the standing rock souix tribe are proposing the pipeline saying it could pollute drinking water and threaten sacred sites. the governor is backing mandatory evacuation of the site, but nobody will be
forcibly removed. >> a man fell inside a home and called 911. he did not know where he was. dispatchers used technology to find his general location and listened for the emergency siren through his phone. once in the right neighborhood police and ems went door to door and finally found the victim. >> the gentleman was in distress, we were going to get help to him no matter where we had to go. >> i heard the knock and a couldn't wait to tell them on the radio that that was them knocking. >> we are glad they found him, and the man is expected to be okay. ordinary tissues left dakota's nose sore and red.
sports it's all about football, eagles, penn state and temple, here's jamie apody. >> reporter: penn state is going to give the playoff committee a lot to think about, the largest come back in big ten championship history to win their first conference win since 1994. the penn state has been a huge second half team all year. 70-yard touchdown, 28-21 wisconsin. fast forward to the early 4th. 18 yards, 4th touchdown for the game. 384 yards. penn state takes the lead. badgers with a chance. a little over a minute to go, they don't get it. celebration is on. nittany lions with the big ten title. 38-31. after all the sanctions they are
back in the title picture. >> we just won the toughest conference in college football! we've won nine straight, they say you're allowed to overcome early setbacks we've done that, it's on you now, the committee! >> reporter: aac championship game temple beats up a 19th rank navy team. second quarter 14-on them philip walker to kirkwood for the score. the d held navy to ten paints their lowest outcome in the season. temple wins aac championship 34-10. their first conference title since 67. get that gatorade bath.
ducis rogers was in the annapolis with more. >> reporter: first conference championship in almost half a century what's that like? >> i'm excited, i'm just happy for the team, i'm happy for the university. it's great, man. >> i can't describe the feeling right now. it's happen e happy. >> a tremendous honor i'm so blessed to coach these kids they are wonder, wonderful people. i think we can see we are top team in football, it was great to watch them play. >> the eagles, in cincinnati today, carson wentz hang in there. >> as a team, all the record and performances, it's never perfect. metally things are slowing down, i'm playing more confidently, as a record wise we would like to
be better, i feel like we're on the right track. >> jordon matthews expected to be a game time decision with the sprained ankle. that's sports, have a great sunday! >> philadelphia students got a chance to put their technology knowledge to work. adequate charter academy give students robots to teach them how to program them on their own. it's important to teach middle school students how to code especially girls, the idea is to show the kids just how fun science and matt can be. pretty cool stuff, we'll be right back. look at this... a silicon valley server farm. the vault to man's greatest wonders... selfies, cat videos and winking emojis.
this sunday morning. taking live look there, at the city's official christmas tree in dilworth park. if you have not seen it up close. it is a beautiful sight, of course there's ice skating over at the rink there. it's great. and of course it's a chilly start to your sunday. some areas could be seeing the season's first snowfall. we'll have the details in a little bit. >> trimp is moving away -- president-elect trump is moving away from two top picks as
secretary of state. >> the temple owls and nittany lions have more big news coming your way. >> nydia han is off, alicia vitarelli is in, and chris sowers is tracking rain and snow in the forecast. >> reporter: you'll like this, it will not be in your backyard, gray. no shoveling for you. >> no shoveling for gray. looking live at the ben franklin bridge, one thing you will notice we've lost the gusty breeze. temperatures around 40 degrees, give or take a degree or two in the lehigh valley. allentown, showing 40. philadelphia, 43. millville, 38 degrees, trenton, 40. and reading checking in at 41 degrees. again, there's not much of a windchill. somewhat of a breeze makes these numbers two or three degrees cooler than they actually
arrest. it's not a big deal. we're tracking the system from the south, the winds speeds, 5 miles per hour. we're tracking a system currently to our south. it will spread in here overnight tonight. it will bring a wintry mix to parts of the area. today is good, partly sunny, breezy, 49 degrees. >> reporter: weather headlines looking ahead. some snow is possible for parts of the area tonight. it turns unsettled this week, wecht get into a situation where we have three consecutive days of clouds and rain and drizzle similar to last week. and then an arctic blast is on the way. if you think it's chilly out there right now. you ain't seen nothing yet. the coldest air of the season arrives thrut -- thursday night into friday, i'll have the details in the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast in ten minutes. >> 6:32 a.m. in cuba a final salute for the long time liter fedel -- leaderl
castro. >> reporter: last night tens of thousands of cubans packed the square to say goodbye to fedel castro for one final time. the funeral will end with a 21-gun salute signaling the end of nine days of national mourning and beginning of a new era without him. tens of thousands and foreigners showed up for a massive memorial service. katherine shultz came from canada. >> free medical care and housing and that's what the u.s. hat not achieved. >> i got very emotional. i have been very emotional since i heard the news. >> reporter: this is a journalist who came to is an ago go from her home. >> i loved fidel very much.
fidel is the community you can see his influence everywhere, nobody can take that away from him. cuba will never forget him. he will always be in our hearts. >> reporter: meaning his ideas will live on. the final word on fidel went to his brother, raul castro who recounted the fight against imperialism borrowing a phrase made famous by president obama, yes we can. >> that's our fidel, he said yes we could and yes we can and yes we will. >> reporter: last night's president raul castro said his brother told him up until his final hours he did not want any public spaces or statues or
monuments built in his honor. in santiago, cuba, don mclane. president-elect trump is expected to announce his cabinet picks by the end of the week. the announcement of secretary of state looms as the biggest pick. mitt romeny, as you know has talked to trump in person couple of times about the job. rudy giuliani has been mentioned for the post. sources close to the transition team say the prospects of either man getting the job is fading. george stephanopoulos goes one on one with vice president elect, mike pence on this week. current secretary ash carter said the u.s. military will need to remain in iraq even after the expected defeat of
isis. carter said the u.s. and its coalition partners must not stop its work in iraq after and he will spelling the group. a man shot in camden has died. his identity has not been released. but we know that the victim is in his 30s. the shooter has not been arrested. have you seen this here, a sea of white foam filled the streets in center city afterma explosion. fire supression foam spilled out of a substation on to the streets. whatever the noise was could have triggered a release of the foam. firefighters showed up to clean away the foam there.
about 2700 people lost power for two hours. this morning investigators are working to determine what happened. >> the temple owls have new bragging rights this morning. the newly crowned american athletic conference champions are celebrating a title win over navy on the road. nora muchanic has a look at the party on campus. >> reporter: this is the scene at a watch party on temple campus, students erupted cheering the owls victory over navy for the aac championship. >> they killed it. i thought it would be a closer game. but they were ahead by 24. >> navy is big run team they ran the ball, threw the ball and stuffed it down their throats. >> this is what they worked for, everybody was doubting us, navy's got this in the bag,
t-u's got it. we held it down. >> reporter: these owl fans reacted as the team dominated the mid shipman shutting down navy's impressive offense. >> navy is a great team, but temple owls -- >> reporter: what does that say about you guys? >> we're better. >> it's a great victory for temple university, we want the football bowl committee to realize this. >> reporter: this decisive win caps a the temple football program for the last years. >> we've gone to every single home game and seeing them win is a celebration. down navy.: it's a celebration i'm nora muchanic channel 6 "action news." [cheers and applause]. >> exiting times. >> you can kind of hear her in
the chieted crowd. >> there's much more to come on this edition of "action news." medical experts want to see changes in seat bets. health reporter, ali gorman explores why some cases, they can do as much harm as good. >> watching in it -- netflix can be more expensive in some parts of the area than others. >> meteorologist chris sowers is tracking the forecast, a chance of rain and a little snow coming up up next.
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. cable can't offer that. only fios can.
taking a a look at the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, chris sowers we're expecting a little bit of a dusting. >> reporter: looking at the computer information it's only going to stay at gray's house. >> i'm not going home for two days. and you're coming to shovel. >> reporter: that's right. here's the view in old city we have a wintry mix overnight tonight. today is a nice day, similar to yesterday, we'll have a partly sunny sky. we'll lose the gusty breeze and temperature will be on the chilly side. overnight tonight when some of the moisture begins to roll on in. double scan live for now, you can see we're clear, nothing going on. and we'll keep it that way until
about, maybe, let's say, 2:00 a.m., 3:00 a.m. temperatures across the region, again it's chilly, but not bad for the month of december. we have 41 degrees right now in reading. allentown showing 40. trenton, showing 40 degrees. philadelphia, 43. millville, 38 degrees. atlantic city 37 and dover, checking in at 42. so, here's what we're watching you can see a lot of moisture to the south, much-needed rain for the drought sticken areas, i'm sure you've heard what's happening in gatlinburg, tennessee. much-needed rain putting out the flames down there. wear watching the system slide through overnight tonight. a lot of this will stay to the south. here's future tracker 6. we'll set it in motion for you, we'll start out with a little bit of sunshine. the morning actually looks okay, maybe a few high, thin clouds that's about it.
in time as the day wears on, 4:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m., clouds lower and thicken, the moisture begins to break out across the area. 3:00 a.m., you can see how far north the rain snow line is. it's way up here, running through reading. all areas north of the red line will see wintry precipitation out of this, whether it's snow or mixture of snow and rain, sleet pellets in there. mainly in the lehigh valley. the immediate philadelphia area which includes south jersey and delaware, it all rain for you guys. 6:00 a.m., maybe a steady to light rain for the city. and perhaps, a steady to light snow in the lehigh valley. as we continue to fast forward this, we get into 9:00 a.m., most of the moisture is already gone. from that point, it's a combination of sun and clouds. we have a five or six hour window while most of us are
sound asleep when the moisture moves on in. don't pay attention to that, what you should have saw was all these are going to be low with the exception of 7:00 a.m. don't worry about any of that. the point of this graphic was no real impacts except for tomorrow morning, 7:00 a.m., 8:00 a.m. otherwise, everything looks good for tomorrow. everything looks good today, as well. partly sunny and breeze. mid 50s north and west. 49 for philadelphia. atlantic city and cape may, 50 degrees. overnight tonight, snow arrives. temperatures in the 30s. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, tomorrow is a decent day, after the morning rain and snow shower it's a combination of sun and clouds, 49. tuesday rain in the after. wednesday is dreary, thursday is
dreary, friday, arctic blast, saturday icy cold. >> you can get the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast and check storm tracker 6 live at any time at 6abc.com/weather. medical experts are taking a fresh look at car seat belts. they save lives in accidents, but for some people they can cause injuries, so they may need changes, ali gorman takes a closer look. >> it usually goes across here, by the time i get done driving it's up closer here, i pull it down. >> reporter: since they were introduced, seat belts were used for the average driver. they don't necessarily fit seniors who are smaller and fragile. they come up in around the collar bone and ribs.
engineers are working with automakers studying the force of seat belts and air bags on the elderly. >> we could tweak every system for each occupant. >> reporter: the redesigned belt will take a few years to get into the pipeline. they hope to have car seat seats that adjust to the persons' age and size. ali gorman channel 6 "action news."
>> it is 6:49, so glad you stayed with us, could a pair of sneakers led to the murder of a local father. the family i help to find the killer two years later. here's rick williams with this week's crime report. >> reporter: rhonda fairfax remembers her son william fabian for his sense of humor. >> he loved sports and he was a comedian, he would make
everybody laugh. he was the comedian of the family. >> everyone who came in contact with him you fell in love with him. >> reporter: the 24-year-old's family said he never had a harsh word for anyone. that's why when some say an argument led to his ded death they couldn't believe it. >> when they said, argument? my brother, argue? no. >> reporter: just before midnight police were called to the frankford section. fabian was found suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, he died at the hospital. >> he was my baby he didn't deserve to die the way he did. >> reporter: his mother think one possible motive could be his shoes. >> we know he had a brand new pair of sneakers on, when they gave me his belongings his
snreerks was not part of the -- sneakers was not part of the package. philadelphia is offering reward money to lead to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible. all you have to do is call the citizens crime commission call 215-546-tips. >> i'm not mad any more, i just want you to come forward so we can tell his son why he's not here. >> reporter: for crime fighters, i'm rick williams channel 6 "action news." >> a former prisoner of war accused of endangering u.s. troops by walking off his post in afghanistan is asking president obama to pardon him. white house and department justice officials say beau bergdahl committed the clemency request himself. it would allow him to avoid a court-martial trial in april. during the campaign, president-elect trump described
beggar -- beau bergdahl as a new good trader who should have been executed. then i made the switch. xarelto® significantly lowers the risk of stroke in people with afib not caused by a heart valve problem. it has similar effectiveness to warfarin. warfarin interferes with vitamin k and at least six blood clotting factors. xarelto® is selective targeting one critical factor of your body's natural clotting function. for people with afib currently well managed on warfarin, there is limited information on how xarelto and warfarin compare in reducing the risk of stroke. like all blood thinners, don't stop taking xarelto without talking to your doctor, as this may increase your risk of a blood clot or stroke. while taking you may bruise more easily, and it may take longer for bleeding to stop. xarelto may increase your risk of bleeding if you take certain medicines.
xarelto can cause serious, and in rare cases fatal bleeding. get help right away for unexpected bleeding, unusual bruising or tingling. if you have had spinal anesthesia while on xarelto watch for back pain or any nerve or muscle related signs or symptoms. do not take xarelto if you have an artificial heart valve or abnormal bleeding. tell your doctor before all planned medical or dental procedures. before starting xarelto tell your doctor about any conditions, such as kidney, liver or bleeding problems. to help protect yourself from a stroke, ask your doctor about xarelto. there's more to know. xarelto.
had has a new owner. menlo park lab. the items were auctioned off. they are part of a collection used in a patent infringement lawsuit. the winning bid was $30,000. good news for net flex users who are on the go. they let you watch in places that don't have an internet connection or cell phone signal. the feature is free for all currents subscribers, make sure you have a the latest version of the netflix app. it works on mobile devices not computers. there's a growing trend to put a state tax on netflix and amazon. pennsylvania started taxing them in august. nick watts explained.
>> reporter: booze, gilmore girls. binging on netflix may not be so chill. dozens of city across california are considering taxes netflix and other video streaming services. municipalities are looking to recoup tax, their arguments tax on cable tv subscriptions why not streaming? with 47 million subscribers in the u.s. tax over a half a billion dollars a year. >> these cities are trying to use a decades old utility tax to takes a tax out of your website and apps. >> that would be bad. a disaster. >> reporter: netflix tells us it's a dangerous pretty dent. >> it's a slippery slope if you're going to be a website or app such as netflix as a
utility, anything could be a utility. >> how much is this going to cost? >> reporter: a buck a month for each of us. >> unacceptable. >> reporter: some netflix subscribers filed a class action lawsuit. in pennsylvania it's 6% statewide. tell us what to do. >> voters are on our side the law is on our side. >> reporter: we'll see what happens. >> time 6:57. it's starting to look a lot like christmas in manayunk. ♪ they sound pretty good. people walking along main street and took in all the sights of the holidays. businesses decorated their holidays trees and store fronts there, christmas carolers walked
down the sidewalks, as well. special guest you see in the red coat, alicia vitarelli was on hand to judge the store front there. >> it's called the promenade of trees, we had to judge on three different categories, trees of past, present and future. they did such a beautiful job. go to my facebook page to see all the winners. there's another hour of "action news" coming up, including a merry mission for local troops. >> a vote in pennsylvania takes a late night turn. >> dozens are missing after warehouse fire in california. >> we have a little rain and snow, we'll have the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast when we come back. >> dancing into selection