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nydia han is off, here's some of the stories we're following on "action news." thieves break in during the middle of the night and take children's toys intended for christmas, this is as the family slept inside. we're live with the latest details.
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rememri taken way too soon, the story book dedication for a new jersey toddler. plus, get ready for possible wintry weather, meteorologist chris sowers is at the "action news" big board with more. chris, winter weather. >> reporter: good afternoon, gray, just a little bit of winter weather, it's december, it's about time we started talking about this stuff. some of us could see light snow overnight tonight and into tomorrow morning for areas well north of the philadelphia. generally speaking temperatures are in the mid 40s, because we lost the gusty breeze of yesterday, it actually feels like the mid 40s. go over, 47. millville, 47. dover, 47. today woe don't have to -- we don't have to deal with the all the wind. but we have a couple of storms approaching the delaware and the lehigh valleys. they will get in here overnight
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tonight. for the remainder of the afternoon partly sunny, combination of sun and clouds, breezy. 49 degrees is the forecasted high. taking a look at the weather headlines, snow is possible for some of us overnight tonight. i'll have the details in ten minutes, plus, i'll talk about this unsettled pattern that develops by midweek and the art tick front that moves in thursday night into friday drops temperatures in the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast. all coming up in ten minutes. gray. >> thank you for the update. i would like to remind you the "action news" morning team will keep you updated on the weather conditions tomorrow for work or school. join matt, tam, karen and dave for all the details you need before you leave home. philadelphia police are investigating a suspected home invasion in the mayfair section of the city. jeff chirico is live on the 4600 block of oakmont street with the
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latest. >> reporter: gray, the only thing good out of this, nobody was hurt. the thief forced one man from room to room looking for vawnls. >> vawnls -- valuables. >> three armed men came in the house, they knocked on the door, i opened the door. >> reporter: the man asked me to hide his identity, the thieves barged in the house and made off with jewelry and christmas gifts. police say five adults and three children were home at the time, the man's wife claimed the thieves forced her and the children upstairs during the robbery. and swiped rings off her finks. >> they are going to steal and rob from my kids. >> reporter: according to police, the thieves escaped out the front door. several adults say they were not allowed to return to the home
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for more than five hours. they questioned whether authorities are taking them seriously. >> no, they don't believe us at all. >> what do you have to say? >> it'sous. there's a break in around the corner. everybody is poor trying to get money. >> reporter: the alleged victims tell me they were told police are looking for surveillance video to corroborate rate the story. reporting live mayfair, jeff chirico channel 6 "action news." >> thank you for the update. the search continues for the suspect police were chasing who went the wrong way down i-95 causing a head-on collision with another car. that scene was i-95 near route 476 in ridley township, delaware county happened at 11:30 p.m. the suspect was heading south in the northbound lanes of i-95, when his car smashed right into
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the other car. the suspect then jumped out of his car and ran into a nearby wooded area. a search with k-9 units and thermal imaging cameras turned up nothing. we know an innocent driver was injured in the crash. no word on that person's injuries. it is not clear why the police were chasing that suspect. and developing right now at noon, the number of dead has risen dramatically there in california, after the warehouse inferno. we know 24 people have died. the news comes as crews continue to search through the charred rubble of a converted warehouse known always the ghost ship. massive fire ignited friday night in oakland during an electronic music party. 100 people were attending the event. crews have been searching through the charred debris looking for people who are still missing right now. authorities say an investigation had already been taking place at that warehouse looking into
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whether people had been living there illegally. the life of a 3-year-old child is being remembered in haddon township, new jersey, a park bench and plaque has been dedicated to brandon creteato. his father has been charged in his death. time now, 12:06 an update on the effort to force a statewide recount of the presidentialal election may be -- presidential election may be heading to the federal court. jill stein is seeking an emergency court order tomorrow. the stein campaign said it is committed in its effort to recount in pennsylvania and accused the state court system being i will equipped to address
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the problem. stein wants to know if the voting machines in pennsylvania were hacked to alter the final tally. stein is looking for recounts in michigan and wisconsin where trump narrowly won over hillary clinton. the birds will tackle the bengals in cincinnati that will happen in less than one hour. it's not been a good year for the birds on the road, but they hope to turn things around. jeff skeverski is live outside paul brown stadium in cincinnati. hey, jeff. >> reporter: hey, gray, the eagles are desperate for a win against the they have never won here. the infamous tie game when
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donald mcnabb admitted he didn't know a game could end in a tie. carson wentz warming up in cincinnati. he will not have his leading receiver, jordon matthews is out in the game with an ankle injury. they will get nelson aglor back looking for his first touchdown since week one. the eagles need offense and wins to get back in the playoff race. >> one thing i can say about the guys in the locker room we don't lose confident or energy or effort. mistakes happen. physical mistakes happen, sometimes you get beat and sometimes it happens, it's unfortunate the way it's unfolded, but overall i can tell i think we are heading in the right direction. >> we want to win, because we
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don't want to sit at home while the playoffs is going, saying i wish we did this. we don't want to worry about the pressure of the playoffs. that will come if we focus in and lock in. >> i don't see anybody ever backing down. guys play football their whole lives to get to this point. you don't back down just because our record isn't what we want right now. >> reporter: at 5-6 the eagles are not giving up. much more on the game tonight on "action news" at 6:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. and "action news" sports sunday, the eagles trying to avoid losing 6 straight on the road for the first time since 1998. they are facing a struggling bengals team, the eagles desperately need a win from carson wentz and company. live in cincinnati, jeff skeverski channel 6 "action news." >> we'll be watching, jeff.
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>> reporter: thank you so much for the update. of course it was a very big weekend for college football teams, temple and penn won their championship games. today they learn where they play in bowling games. [cheers and applause]. and there was plenty of celebrating when that trophy was hoisted after last night's final come back win, the victory against wisconsin makes another giant leap for the penn state program. 38-31 win was the greatest come back in the history of the big ten championship. person state was down three touchdowns and roared back to shock wisconsin. the first conference title for penn state since 2008. the win would mean a playoff game for the nittany lions and fans could not be more excited.
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>> we going to the cotton bowl, to florida, where are we going to go? i'm so excited. >> it is a bowl selection sunday and any minute now, the penn state fans will find out where the nittany lions will play. navy loss to temple was a surprise to a lot of people in the football team, but not the students. >> they killed it, i was honestly surprised. i thought it was going to be a closer game. >> everybody was doubting, navy's got this in the bag, t-u's got it. we hold -- held it down. >> we want the football bowl commutety to realize it was a great showing by the team.
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>> the newly crowned american athletic conference champions will learn what bowl goes to them. we'll let you know when we find out. >> many kids had a time with the big guy himself. not chris sowers. he stopped by bensalem high school for meet and greet. he met the children who jumped on his lap and let santa know what they wanted for christmas. the boys and girls sat down to a breakfast of pancakes and sausage. there's much more to come on "action news" sunday afternoon. a ten alarm fire engulfing a dozen buildings in massachusetts. we have the latest. philadelphia chairman about
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her -- chamber music society rings in the holiday with songs about the nativity. chris sowers will have the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast when we come come right back he'll have more on old man winter, not coming to my house, right after this.
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>> firefighters in cambridge, massachusetts worked to put out hot spots after a inferno. high flames jumped from building to building, 11 buildings damaged leaving 60 people
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homeless. the building where the fire started was under construction. the investigation into the fire will continue today. country singer granger smith is in a north jersey hospital after he fell from a stage during a performance. we have the video of him taking the fall, there he goes. he managed to get back up and continue with the concert. we are told he was standing on a audio monitor when it gave way and fell into a metal barricade. after the concert he was taken to the hospital where he was treated for two broken ribs and partially collapsed lung. the remaining concerts this week have been canceled. >> reporter: he finished the show? >> yeah. >> reporter: wow. >> let's talk about the weather hopefully there's not too much wow.
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>> reporter: it depends on what you like. isn't that nice, that's a beautiful shot looking live from center city camera at the beautiful christmas tree in dilworth park. it's a lovely around around the delaware and lehigh valleys. temperatures are seasonable. most numbers in the mid 40s. the big difference today versus yesterday we lost the gusty breeze. you can see the flags are not moving in the wind this afternoon as they were yesterday. it feels better out there today. 46 degrees in philadelphia at this midday hour. allentown, 44. dover, 47. blustery and chilly in the mountains. poconos 36 degrees. lots of rain and snow out there this afternoon, especially across the upper midwest, chicago, snowing moderately. that bears game to watch fun to watch in the snow. cincinnati taking on the bangles in 40 minutes or so, they will have rain the second half of the
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game. lots of rain in the southeast, this is good news, drought-stricken area the area where they have seen forest fires gatlinburg and all the flames and forest fires down there, good news all the rain will help to put the fires out. some of that rain will move into our neck of the woods, as well, tonight. paul brown stadium, the eagles take on the bengals, look for rain in the second half with temperatures in the mid 40s. back home in philadelphia, we'll see the clouds on the increase later today. they lower and thicken, here comes the rain and snow after midnight tonight. it will be mainly rain south of the pennsylvania turnpike. that rain/snow line is up in the lehigh valley by 3:00 a.m. as we advance this by 6:00 a.m., probably snowing in the lehigh valley, rain for everybody else. by 9:00 a.m. it's pretty much
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done, if you sleep in you'll miss out on all this tomorrow morning. it's a very quick-moving system. the take away from all this is light rain developing overnight tonight. there's the time frame between 3:00 a.m., 8:00 a.m., light snow for the lehigh valley, yes, minor accumulations are possible mainly on grassy surfaces. same thing is for the poconos, maybe a coating for the lehigh valley, maybe as much as an inch for the poconos. philadelphia, sunny, breezy, 49 degrees is the forecasted high. overnight tonight, cold, 39 degrees for outlying suburbs. 39 for center city. mixture of rain and snow developing after midnight tonight. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, gray loves next friday and saturday. look at all the cold air rushing in. today, sunny, cloudy, 49. tomorrow, 49. miserable rain tuesday, wednesday, thursday, icy-cold windchills on friday.
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>> the philadelphia chamber music society is ringing in the holiday season with a spiritual sounds of a choir singing. karen rogers has 6abc loves the arts. >> reporter: the crossing is a internationally renown choir based in philadelphia him they are known as something of a miracle. the philadelphia group was formed in 2005 of 40 members. they will give a concert that focussens on the holiday -- focuses on the holiday theme. >> it's based on the theme of nativity. >> it's something very spiritual to hear and go through with the choir. >> reporter: they will perform music they have commissioned throughout the years, including the u.s. and world premier. >> they chose composers who base their actual songs on
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poetry and writing by women, but they wanted to focus on music of today. the music is so rich in what we'll hear, there will be a lot for the audience to hold on to. >> reporter: the ensemble is directed by bucks county director don o'malley. it's a show in the entire family can enjoy. >> their goal is to take music that we haven't heard and make the audience want to hear it again. >> reporter: the crossing will perform one night only friday december 16 at the church of holy trinity at rittenhouse square. go to 6abc loves the arts. for 6abc loves the arts i'm karen rogers.
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live hd giving you this gray glimpse of the battleship new jersey along the camden waterfront. we should reach the upper 40s. right now it's 46. won't get much higher than that. in "healthcheck" a study may have you put down that white wine. there's evidence that white wine consumption may increase your risk of developing melanoma. researchers found daily consumption of white wayne increased the -- white wine increased the risk of melanoma in men and women. they did not find it in other forms of liquor. only one in 30 marriages -- americans identify as vegetarian
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, vegan is -- a plant based indict is -- plant based diet is better for you. fewer resources are needed to produce staples like vegetables and grains and fruits. major candy maker says it has new technology that could reduce sugar in chocolate by as much as 40% without affecting the taste. researchers at the nestles chocolate company found a way to change the structure of sugar particles. it dissolves quickly on the tongue so less sugar can be used. they plan to patent the findings and plan to use it in 2018. so glad you stayed with us,
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in sports on the same night temple football won its title championship game, an alum got an opportunity for the big league in hockey. the eagles are hoping to turn their road scores around in cincinnati this afternoon. the birds have picked up one win in five road games so far this season. much of the blame has been put on the defense that has allowed 25 points a game on the road giving up 13 at home. kickoff against cincinnati is about a half-hour away. former sixerses head coach -- sixers head coach billy cunningham rang the bell last night. joel embiid, rested last night.
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he tide the game at 100, with 40 seconds to go, sixers fall 107-106. flyers defenseman had the biggest game of his career. 19-year-old scored two goals in 31 seconds against the chicago blackhawks. the goal helped to lead the fires to 3-1 win. it is their 4th straight win. cub fans and chef used his artistic skills to relife the world series -- relive the world series after the big win. he made a replica of wrigley field. it's all hedible.
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it took more than 07 hours to make the creation. >> another hour of "action news" just ahead of here's some of the stories we're working on on for you, we're learning about new developments of the fatal warehouse in california. there's a live report for you seconds away. cleanup continues after foam flooded a block in center city. those stories and more when "action news" at noon comes right back. happening on "action news,"
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crews rush a man to the hospital after a shooting inside his montgomery county home. we'll tell you what investigators led to the shooting. plus, vice president elect mike pence explains what donald trump's phone call to taiwan meant. for drivers, gas prices are increasing, we'll tell you how much you'll be paying at the pump. more on the story, but first a check of the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast with meteorologist chris sowers cold front coming through. >> reporter: cold front coming through later this week, the coldest air of the season so far thursday into friday, high temperatures by friday we'll be lucky if we get up to 35, 36 degrees. get ready it's on the way. today is not bad we're seeing mid 40s. we've lost the gusty breeze. 46 in philadelphia. 44 in allentown. 36 for the poconos, 47 in millville and atlantic city, checking in at 48. sky conditions we're seeing the clouds overspread the area now
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from southwest to northeast in advance of two areas of low pressure, one to the south, another one crossing over the upper midwest as i speak. both of them will make a beeline toward the delaware valley and wet weather for us overnight tonight and maybe winter white for the lehigh valley and the poconos between 3:00 a.m., and 8:00 a.m. 49 degrees today, partly sunny and breezy. also as we look ahead here we're getting ready to march into an unsettled pattern this week like this past week where we had three days of clouds and rain. looks like the same thing may happen this week. we're not forecasting a ton of rain, but every single day tuesday through thursday looks rather gray and gloomy and on and off showers and rain and drizzle. when i come back in just a few minutes, i'll talk about potential of light snow overnight and i'll have the details in the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast. gray? >> okay be chris, thank you for the update. 12:33 p.m. we just got an update on the
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fatal fire from the warehouse in oakland, california. investigators say 24 people were killed in the inferno that happened friday night. distance are missing, firefighters are continue going to through the rubble to find the victims. abc's lauren lister is live in oakland, california with the latest on the investigation. already, 24 victims do we expect the number to increase? >> reporter: good afternoon, gray, they made no mistake they expect the number to rise, they are recovering bodies still as we speak as the search efforts continue in addition to the 24 number that was a staggering jump from the 9 that we had 12 hours earlier. we also learned 20% of the buildings has been searched. one fire official saying it's the most deadly fire she has seen in other 20 year history here. crews working through the night trying to recover bodies from the wreckage of the horrific
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friday night warehouse party fire. the risk of collapse slowing down efforts, overnights 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 here, that were actually found to be alive. >> reporter: yes with dozens unaccounted for, others who believe their loved ones may have been in this place fearing the worst. >> these were beautiful, inspirational awesome, intelligent and creative people with great futures ahead of them. >> reporter: officials believe victims became trapped on the second floor and a makeshift stairwell was overtaken by flames. the effort to recover victims hampered by difficult decision inside couldn't breathe. pictures shows a cluttered
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studio. >> this is a devastating scene it is complicated and it is going to take us time to do the methodical investigation that these families disoarve -- deserve. >> reporter: while they don't know the cause of the fire, there are a number of questions about safety issues. the buildings was under investigation for safety violations, they are not giving any information on that, saying they are focusing on the victims and their families. lauren lister, channel 6 "action news." >> back here in philadelphia, police are investigating a home invasion in the city's mayfair section, the homeowner said three mask men broke into the home and stole money. he said the suspect took christmas toys out of the home on oakmont.
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police are investigating. shots were fireside in an montgomery county neighborhood, medics flew a man to penn presbyterian hospital in critical condition after he was shot in the stomach inside his home on the 1200 block of dekalb pike in norristown. police have not named any suspects or motives in the shooting. many people living in center city will likely never forget the day an entire city block was covered with foam up to 6 feet high. take a look at this right here. the foam was a safety feature triggered by an explosion inside a peco substation along the 400 block of south juniper street. there were no injuries reported. but there was pleasant going on to put folks in a scare there. >> we saw in our backyard this invasion of the foam monster. >> the fire am alarm was going on, i heard a huge explosion.
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>> what looked like giant soap bubbles started flowing down in front of our house. >> experts say the foam did its job because it prevented any fire in the buildings from spreading. investigators are looking into the cause of the explosion. fedel castro ashes are now in their final resting place ending nine days of mourning for the reverend and -- revered and revialed leader of cuba. thousands lined the roads to pay tribute to a private ceremony where the funeral took place. the private ceremony was closed to the public at the request of the his brother raul castro. new information to tell you
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about at noon, president-elect donald trump controversial call with tie -- taiwan's president was nothing more than a courtesy call according to mike pence. he said the conversation does not necessarily reflect a shift in u.s. policy. the call drew an irritated response to china's from him. foreign minister, he described the contact as a small twist. president-elect donald trump is expected to announce the rest of his cabinet picks, retired marine general james mattis is expected to be named secretary of defense. secretary of state looms, mitt romeny has talked to trump a couple of times.
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rudy giuliani has been mentioned for the job. sources say the prospects of either man getting the job are fading. family anticipate friends gathered to remember -- family and friends gathered to remember former nfl joe mcnight during a road rage incident. many expressed outrage saying the man who killed mcknight has not been charged. the department released 54-year-old ronald gasser, it is said that he shot and killed mcknight during a road rage incident. oil prices continue to climb. crude oil prices jumped 12% that's the biggest rise in oil prices since 2011. gas prices in our area are heading up. in new jersey on friday gas
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prices rose 3 cents a gallon to 2.24. even though santa will rely on his sleigh to get around this christmas, he took time to check out classic cars in delaware county. today car enthusiasts showed off classic cars and street rod in media. taking part in the toys for tots for kids. volunteers piled into their classic rides to deliver a mountain of toys for young patients at crozer-chester hospital. much more to come on "action news" this sunday. we'll tell you how local dispatchers used technology and training to save a man in is great need of help. see how a college in california will help students who are stressed out over the upcoming finals. let's take you outside, meteorologist chris sowers will
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keep a close eye on the accuweather forecast. "action news" comes back right after this. >> a big congratulations
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webilities -- went out this weekend to first responders who helped save a man's life. a man called 911 after falling inside his home in chester. he was too disoriented to give his exact location. they used technology to find the general area. once in the right neighborhood, ems went door to door knocking on every home until they found the victim. >> the gentleman was in distress, we were going to get help to him no matter what we had to do. i could hear the knock and i couldn't wait to tell them on the radio it was them knocking. >> so glad the first responders were there. the man was taken to the
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hospital and will be okay. that would be frightening and falling and you don't know where you are. >> reporter: nice ending. >> nice ending to the weather? >> reporter: yes, you like to ice skate. let's go live on sky6 live hd from our city hall camera, this is the rothman rink at dilworth park, the folks are having a good time enjoying themselves. it feels like ice skating weather out there. it temperatures are on the cool side, but just enough to enjoy. it feels like the season. 46 degrees in philadelphia. 47 in millville and dover. allentown, 44. the poconos, 36 degrees. double scan live showing a big mess across the eastern half of the united states, the snow is flying, the upper midwest, chicago, green bay milwaukee, all seeing accumulating snow this afternoon and heavier soaking rain for the deep south.
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places like atlanta, nashville, charlotte all seeing rain this afternoon all pushing east over the next several hours. after this passes another storm develops down here in the southern gulf of mexico. and that comes up the coast and brings more wet weather to the region, tuesday, wednesday, thursday, you will see that reflected in the seven-day forecast. it doesn't look like a pretty week. future tracker 6, 5:00 p.m., mainly cloudy we'll see the precipitation overspread the area from west to east after midnight tonight. we'll stop the clock at 3:00 a.m., from that point it's snowing steady across the lehigh valley and the poconos, raining everywhere else, it is such a fast-moving system we're not expecting much of anything here, maybe a tenth of an inch of rain maybe more in the philadelphia area. coating of snow for the lehigh valley, maybe more in the higher elevations of the poconos. maybe they pick up an inch of
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snow. the bottom line it's not a big system. there could slick spots in the lehigh valley, but it's not that big of a deal. 9:00 a.m., monday, most of it is long gone. monday afternoon, it's nice, combination of sun and clouds. as far as impact, well, there could be a couple of early on,ch valley, perhaps some of the back roads or sidewalks could be slick, otherwise once we get past the morning commute it's smooth sailing the rest of the way, 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., combination of sunny and clouds. beyond that we get into most of this week, look at these precipitation chances, this is a morning threat 90% on monday. tuesday that's an afternoon threat. wednesday, thursday, 60% chance of rain both days. it's going to be one of those weather patterns it's just kind of gray and gloomy all day long with scattered showers, and if you're not getting a shower you're getting drizzle.
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it's kind of murky. 50 degrees in philadelphia. millville, 350. allentown, 46. overnight tonight, cloudy, rain/snow developing after midnight. the snow is way north of philadelphia in the lehigh valley. allentown, 32. philadelphia, 39. millville, 35. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, unsettled midweek, very cold late week. so 49 today. monday, 49. tuesday, cloudy, afternoon rain, 46. wednesday, cloudy, drizzle and showers, 50 degrees. thursday, cloudy, more showers are possible, 46. friday's 36 will feel like the 20s with the winds, gray? >> it's coming. 12:48 p.m., a college in california has plans to help students stressed out over finals. they are taking puppies and coloring books.
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many students say they love the idea, but one student who was back in school for his master's degree said students need to copy like adults. >> i think we have a tendency to baby our college students. >> coloring takes you back to a simpler mindset. its stress relieving to sit there and draw and color. >> i guess it works for some and not others. college leaders say there's no call for the program -- no cost for the program they are donated. spca provides the dogs. several local animal shelters have teamed up for a mega adoption events. people are checking out the cats and dogs at 23rd and market street. today's events lasts until 6:00 p.m. tonight. we'll be back.
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>> welcome back everybody,
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would you take a look at this beautiful view? sky6 live hd showing you it is shore at cape may. today. be partly sunny and high this week's your life, we're talking about family and divorce, the process of separating never easy, but here in pennsylvania there's a new law that attempts to alleviate some of the stress associated with a divorce especially if children are involved. unilateral divorce is when one party says the marriagt consent. the old law says you wait two years. >> reporter: governor wolf reduced the waiting periodears . >> that delay was hurting families and the client and the children and bogging down the legal system, not to mention the enormous legal fees that can accumulate over 24 months.
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the original philosophy was a long separation would give the couple a chance to reconcile. >> the reality 35 years later, reconciliation does not happen because of delay. >> reporter: research has shown just the opposite occurs. licensed marriage counselor says it is decision to separate comes years after conflict in the home. >> it was a high conflict situation and two years it's a long time to be in that space. >> reporter: it hard on children who wait years for courts to decide custodies and living arrangements. >> what we are tauts child's development is spended while their custody case is in limbo. >> reporter: erin o'hern channel 6 "action news." >> when "action news" continues, a final look at the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, we're coming right back.
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about just coming into the newsroom, penn state is heading to the rose bowl. the ranking also came minutes ago the nittany lionsco. great day for the nittany lions, their rose bowl opponent has not been announced. there will be a lot of debate ab one, a lot of people thought the championship would get them a playoff spot. alabama is the number one seed
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playing number 4 washingto other two clemson against ohio the fi. you don't like that? >> reporter: penn state beat ohio state. it's been a long time since we've seen penn state at the rose bowl. >> reporter: high of 49, partly sunny. overnight tonight rain and snow. snow in the lehigh valley and points north. rain for everybody else. monday after 9:00 a.m., clouds and sun, 49. tuesday, wednesday, thursday, cloud, gray and gloomy. temperatures in the upper 40s, close to 50. here comes the cold shot friday, 36, windchills in the 20s. saturday, 38, and windchills in the upper 20s. >> thank you.
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philadelphia celebrates the holidays coming up next on channel 6. "action news" will be back tonight at 6:00 p.m. for now, for nydia han, chris sowers, the entire "action news" team, i'm gray hall, make it a great day.
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>> wheel of fortune will not be seen tonight so that we can bring you the following special presentation. >> a holiday tradition shines on 6abc! live from dilworth park at city hall: join the action news team for a magical night around philadelphia's holiday tree! bundle up! for sights and sounds of the season: from the ice rink to the new winter garden maze. and the story of how this enchanting centerpiece came to life! the rothman institute presents: philadelphia celebrates the holidays and now live from philadelphia's city hall, 6abc's cecily tynan and rick williams. >> hello everyone and happy holidays! >> we are on philadelphia city hall's west apron, and even with the rain, dilworth park is just beautiful! >> the philly holiday tree is all aglow behind us, front and center in the park, this year, rather than tucked into the courtyard, so everyone can see and enjoy it. >> and that dazzling tree is the centerpiece of mayor jim kenney's inaugural philly holiday festival. >> it's 7 weeks of celebration

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