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heroin that was bad enough to take 6 lives. a threat posted online forced school officials to cancel all classes in one school district. the leader of the philadelphia eagles talked this hour about sunday's painful loss for the birds. peterson in just a few minutes. now the details a so-called bad batch of heroin is blamed for half disn -- dozen overdose deaths in the kensington section of the city. katherine scott reports. >> people along kensington avenue. many saying they heard about the cluster of fatal heroin overdoses on sunday, while it's upsetting it's not surprising. philadelphia police are nine sus that are heroin related. >> you see dope all the time.
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>> they have policemen all up y hang out. >> it's called dope city. it's been known as dope city kid. i'm 57 years old, so you do the math. >> what can you do about it? >> nothing. it's a lost cause. >> reporter: police have been investigating a bad batch of heroin in philadelphia for the past months or so. it's unclear if the latest deaths are connected. >> it's bad, every morning i come out and sweep up a lot of needles. i see women come here and fall against the fence. >> reporter: for this kensington mother yesterday's deaths were terrifying. >> my son does dope. i let him watch the story on the news this morning about people oding, this is the worst place in the world for anybody to live in. she spoke towel her story would help another
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mother. she said her son tried rehab multiple times, but it hadn't stopped him. >> reporter: seth williams took tt narcan isying it could be helping. >> narcan is being used. >> reporter: investigator are waiting for results from the lab to see if they can learn more about the makeup of the drug. in scott channel 6 "action news." >> now to the latest on developing story, a threat posted on social media, led to the cancellation of classes today for the entire upper perkiomen school district. in the last 45 minutes or so, state police say they found no credible threat. school officials were made a ware of the threat last evening that someone would quote shoot up the high school. the district superintendent said they had to cancel school because of the concern for the
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safety and welfare of the students. state police found no credible threat. we'll follow the story and bring you updates online and "action news" today starting at 4:00 p.m. turning to the forecast, most of us started with rain, although a few saw snowflakes. now, though, the sun is shiening shiening -- shining outside. accuweather says the next big story is the brutal cold front that's coming later in the week. meteorologist david murphy outside on the terrace with more on that. david. >> reporter: at least the sun is back after a cloudy start, rick, right now you need a jacket heading outside, as we are in the 40s across the region and there's still a bit of a breeze. let's start you with satellite and radar, this morning we had in the overnight hours and early part of the rush hour, rain popping through. you will notice the snow that affected the lehigh valley and the northern and western chester county and berks county got that
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as well. the clouds are darkening in color, on the infrared satellite that means they are thinning out. 39 degrees was the morning low. we were fortunate while some areas got snow, places like allentown and reading managed to stay above the freezing mark. most of the roads were wet. slushiness especially at the upper elevations. we have bounced back 46 degrees in philadelphia. notice how much milder it is down the pike in washington, 53. we expect with the sun out over the next couple of hours get into the 50s, we're going for a high of 53. sustained wind will go up into the low teens at times, 8 miles per hour. nonetheless when you're standing in the shade you're happy to have a jacket on. here's where the numbers will go, we'll fall to the low 50s. 46 by 6:00 p.m. as soon as midnight we're in the upper 30s. i expect it will be below that
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by morning with the suburbs getting down to below the freezing mark. expect a cold, dry start tomorrow morning. another round of rain moving in tomorrow afternoon. the extra cold snap coming in friday and saturday, details ahead in the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast. >> thank you. this reminder to keep track of the changes in the forecast 6abc.com/weather. you can check out the latest conditions across the area with storm tracker 6 live and be had your to connect with our accuweather team on facebook and on twitter. now to the latest on the deadly warehouse fire in oakland, california. the death toll has climbed to 36 victims. crews at the scene had to stop their recovery efforts because the structure is becoming increasingly unstable. authorities believe they located the section of the building where the fire started, but the cause is unknown. we're hearing from the people who witness the the scene friday
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night. >> seemed like this orange wall of fire it was like, i don't know it felt like seeing a monster. the warehouse where the incident happened it was not zone for living despite having tenants inside. now the latest on donald trump's transition to the white house. he added more names to the cabinet. he tweeted formal rival ben carson as secretary of housing and urban development. secretary of state list is getting longer. lana zack is live in washington with more on that. >> reporter: donald trump will oversee an different type of election, now he is doing the same thing for his transition announcing the picks for cabinet level positions on facebook and twitter and more to come. dr. ben carson is passionate about strengthing communities.
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donald trump nominated him to head housing and urban development. him earlier carson pulled himself from consideration saying he wasn't certain he would fit into a cabinet style role. one thing trump has not done with a pick secretary of state. he added more, john huntsman. >> we've had another productive week. one of the big issues the secretary of state could be facing relations with china. mr. trump's position to ignore protocol and take a phone call from the president of taiwan angered china. >> we'll deal with policy after january 20th. this was a cutterty -- courtesy call. >> reporter: jill stein led the recall battle in three states.
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campaign spokes people holding a press conference outside of trump tower. >> as ronald reagan said trust, but verify. we do not have verified voting in this country. >> response democrats have been swift, nancy pelosi saying he was disturbingly unqualified to head up housing an urban development. it may signal democrats mount a challenge to his confirmation hearing. lana zack back to you. >> philadelphia eagles dropped to 5-7 after suffering an bar -- embarrassing loss to cincinnati. coach peterson said carson wentz needs to improve. >> there's time when there's
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pressure in his face and there's times when he is back on his back foot and the ball sails high. it's a combination of both. it's something we have to continue to work on. >> e-a-g-l-e-s lost to cincinnati -- eagles lost to cincinnati 32-14. they take on the redskins at home next sunday. investigators say a california mother of two who was tortured and starved before being released by her captures, find out what sherri papini's husband said what her reunion with her children was like after being gone for three weeks. president obama's final kennedy center event. find out whoecognized at the gala up next when "action news" continues in a moment.
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>> a female new york city correction officer was shot and killed sitting in a car outside a home in brooklyn over the weekend 25-year-old an
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bryant. witnesses say the shooting scene was brutal. the husband of the california mother who was kidnapped and found weeks later revealed new details about his wife's capture. he talked to abc about everything sherri papini went through from the moment she was taken to her releangay. >> we're learning more about how missing mom sherri papini was abducted. >> i can tell you there were guns involved. if you have a gun you're going to do what they say. >> yeah, i would say it's more than that, as well. she didn't get into a vehicle on her own or even told to you, i guess you could say. >> reporter: keith speaking from an undisclosed location telling abc during the entire ordeal, his wife only saw two female
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captures. investigators say the mother of two was tortured and starved for 22 days. >> was she fed at all? barely, but yes. when i hugged her, that was the other thing, her spine was just sticking out, i mean it was like a large gear on it, it was protruding. >> she lost almost 15% of her body weight in 22 days. >> you literally lived through hell, the things she told me -- sorry, the things she told me that she did-
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>> reporter: just as mysteriously as she disappeared she reappeared three weeks later. finally keith had news he warrant to do tell his kids. >> i said you know what, buddy? i found mom. he got the biggest grin and he started like, where is she? and he just grinned hour after hour, i was like go slow go slow. >> he hugged her and my wife very emotional and started crying and i'm so happy, my son is you don't cry when you're happy, my wife said when you're this happy you cry. home sh. he -- sherry. >> reporter: hundreds welcomed here back to reading california. she is spending every waking moment with her kids.
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native american protesters are claiming victory over the dakota pipeline. the standings rock souix tribe and their supporters argue it would threaten water and cultural sites. donald trump supports the pipeline and owns stock in the company that's buildings building it. convention center is hosting an outreach event for businesses owned bide minorities and women. they are invited to learn about the buildings diversity policy information on bigoted for projects and upcoming opportunities. local first responders and their families were treated to an early holiday present at the willow grove mall. members of several police and fire departments and coldartners taken with is an -- k-9 tir pich
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santa and mrs. claus. it is offered to the military and emergency resay season. >> topping our people se
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this noon, president obama hosted his final kennedy center horns. the east room. white house was filled with cel. eagles, al paccino, and singer song writer james taylor. the honors awards go to performers who influence american culture through the arts. the gala will be televised later this month. justin bieber announced 6 dates to his 2016 stadiumhows ce stadium on august 23. he will perform in california,
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colorado, minnesota and massachusetts. unt to go to melt -- you want to go to met life stadium. >> reporter: it's about an hour and a half up the turnpike, you miss the traffic -- no. council rock i'm the justin bieber type. storm tracker 6 live double scan we have no precipitation, as we look outside, we're live on sky6 live hd, morgan hall, boy the skyline looking worlds different than it did this morning when we had the thicker cloud cover and the rain. you need a jacket because it's breezy and cool. check out the forecast highlights. partly sunny skies after the cloudy, damp start. this week we have a couple of shots of additional rain, especially tomorrow afternoon and into tomorrow night. some of it could filter into thursday, as well. friday, starting friday, blustery and colder conditions return for really the first time this season. 46 degrees currently in philadelphia. chilly, but not too bad.
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the current winds out of the west at 8 miles per hour. satellite and radar showing you, the precipitation came through and did fall as light snow in the northern and western suburbs, it's gone. now you see the darker shade of gray in the thinning clouds. 53 degrees is the high in philadelphia. 52 in wilmington. 50 in trenton. low 50s all the way down to the shore. up in the northern tier allentown, reading, places like that will get stuck in the 40s a light breeze. 252 by 2:00 p.m., the high of 53 around 3:00 p.m. by 6:00 p.m. under partly cloudy skies, 45 degrees, down to 41 by 8:00 p.m. as soon as 10:00 p.m. we'll be down in the upper 30s and holding there overnight. some suburbs will be around the 30-degree mark overnight. philadelphia probably getting around to 36, 37. and then tomorrow we do not
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really bounce back that well. we'll start out cloudy, the clouds thicken as the day goes on, high of 47 degrees, later in the day after lunchtime we'll be on the look out for rain starting to pop up out of the south and west because of the low pressure you'll see. at 7:30, the current model run has sunshine especially north of philadelphia. but the clouds will thicken up, early in the afternoon, the latest projection at 1:30 p.m. you've got rain pushing through wilmington and through much of south jersey, maybe steadier stuffer beginning to move up to the state of delaware. it's off and on showers all the way up to 6:00 p.m. if you're traveling in the northern and western suburbs beyond allentown, there's snow up there. travel plans tomorrow afternoon and evening up north you want to keep an eye on the radar. tomorrow night it's still raining and the last of it may not be over until the morning. wednesday. the exclusive accuweather
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seven-day forecast, clouds and sun today, 53. chilly with afternoon rain on tuesday, 47. molingsly cloudy on -- mostly cloudy on wednesday, maybe a spritz early and 52. thursday, cloudy and chilly, 45. then comes the cold crush, 39 degrees on friday, 38 on saturday, might be a snow squall around on friday. 42 on sunday, there's a chance after we cloud up during the the day a wintery mix at night into tomorrow morning. doesn't look like a lot of precipitation but it only takes a little to make it slippery. chamber society is ringing in the holiday with a choir. karen rogers has 6abc loves the arts. >> reporter: it is crossing is an internationally renowned
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choir who are known as angelic. the philadelphia group was formed in 2005 with an ensemble of nearly 40 members. >> they will give a concert that focuses on a holiday theme but around contemporary music. >> reporter: program is crossing at christmas based on on the theme of the nativity. >> specifically the role of the mother. >> reporter: they will perform music they commissioned throughout the year including both u.s. and world premiers. they chose composers who base their songs on poetry an writing by woman. the program is so rich in what we'll hear. >> reporter: the ensemble will be led by bucks county born conductor don o'malley. his career has been built around choir vocal rep -- repertiore.
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the crossing will perform on friday december 16 at the church of holy trinity at rittenhouse square. go to arts in philly.org or visit 6abc loves the arts for other area events. for 6abc loves the arts, i'm karen rogers.
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>> meteorologist david murphy is here with one last check of the forecast. we have sunshine for us. >> reporter: we do, sunshine, a few clouds, rick, in the northern and western suburbs, you'll be cool in the 40s, but not too bad overall. in the i-95 corridor we expect low 50s, winds not too bad, 7 to
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14 miles per hour. down near the coast, low 50s, sun and clouds, and light breeze blowing at times. >> thank you again. that's going to do it for us on "action news" at noon. don't forget to join us later today for "action news" 4:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m., and 6:00 p.m. for david murphy, sarah bloomquist, and the entire "action news" team, i'm rick williams. have a nice afternoon. we'll see you later!
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