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just a minute. before we do the scene right there behind me t and w laundromat. in the words of the police it's a miracle this victim wasn't killed in there. it's 4:00 a.m. this morning and she's alone at work inside the t and w laundromat in upper darby. police say at this moment the employee is vacuuming lints out of the drivers her back is turned and she can't hear when two suspects armed with a gun come barging in. she's choked the gun aimed to her head. >> the victim never saw it. they were on top of her before she realized they were there. >> reporter: customers can't believe what we showed them. >> terrible. >> reporter: the employee well known here. >> she's a very sweet lady. she's knocked to the ground the gun jammed into her side. >> she's scared to death. she's scared to report it to the police. >> reporter: the victim was taken back here into the boiler room. the cops say the message from the suspect was if you say anything, we'll kill you. in that boiler room the suspect continues to rough her up. more video shows us the
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accomplice goes into the office. police believe this suspect is a woman. she takes $200 cash and roughly $400 in coins. but before she gets away she spills quarters all over the floor and takes her gloves off to pick them up. chitwood is hopeful they'll get fingerprints and that someone will help them catch these two. >> we wants to get them off the street before they hurt somebody. how they didn't kill that lady is beyond me. she's a very lucky lady. >> reporter: customers who know the victim well want her to know she's in their prayers. >> it's crazy. they could have took her life over robbing something. i don't know why people don't just go get a job or something. >> reporter: hopefully someone out there does know who did this and do the right thing they pick up the phone and call the police. if you do help with an arrest there's a $2,500 cash reward available. reporting live in upper darby, bob brooks channel6 "action news. rick. >> all right, bob, thank you. students in the tupper perkiomen school district will go back to class tomorrow following app social media scare that kept them at home today. all schools were closed
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because of an instagram post that suggested someone would harm students. but police have since identified the person who made the post and determined there's no credible threat. there's no word if that person will face any charges tonight. after school activities continued as planned today and again classes will resume tomorrow morning. the woman accused of setting a wilmington house on fire will face another charge of murder. 28-year-old beatrice ruiz admitted to starting the fire back in september. she was already charged in the murders of the lieutenant jerry fickes and captain chris leach hoop both died fighting the blaze. seen sore firefighter ardythe hope just passed away from her injuries last week. ruiz will be charged with hope's further as well. >> 36 people now confirmed dead in a california warehouse if i remember. crews expect to find even more victims in the rubble in the coming days. they had to stop searching the building in oakland overnight because they feared a wall might collapse but they resumed the search this afternoon.
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that fire erupted during a party late friday night. more on the investigation into how it started coming up at 5:30. pennsylvania's presidential election result is now being challenged in a federal lawsuit. attorneys for the green party filed that suit today. it asked a judge to order an emergency statewide recount. green party candidate jill stein pushed for recounts in wisconsin and michigan where president-elect donald trump narrowly defeated hillary clinton bullet the recounts are not expected to change enough votes to effect the outcome. >> donald trump is trying to stay focused on filling out his cabinet. earlier today he nominated former campaign rival ben carson for a job and met with former vice president al gore to today. abc's lana zak is following the latest developments and joins us live in washington with more. lana. >> reporter: hi, rick. good to be with you. there's been a steady stream of politicians and retired politicians heading through trump tower, all provide something hints as to who may
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be filling out the rest of those cabinet positions. among those meeting with the president-elect at trump tower former vice president al gore. he didn't say if hawpe under -- he was under consideration but said he had a severe search for common ground. >> i found it extremely interesting conversation and to be continued and i'm just going leave it at that. >> reporter: several cabinet positions are stilled. >> we're looking forward to another very productive week. >> reporter: the most attention given to secretary of state that list now stands at nine candidates including jon huntsman a former ambassador to china appointed by president obama. >> there's an expanded list. i'm on it. i'm honored and thrilled to be on that list. >> reporter: huntsman downplayed mr. trump's controversial call with the leader of taiwan saying it doesn't represent a shift in u.s.-china policy and there are no more questions about dr. benn carson's role in the upcoming trump administration. president-elect trump announced dr. carson is his pick to head up housing and
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urban development write on facebook that he is "passionate about strengthening communities." outside trump tower green party candidate jill stein challenging the president-elect to allow her efforts at a redown the continue. >> so, we are here to assure donald trump that there is nothing to be afraid of if you believe in democracy, if you believe in the correct of -- credibility of your victory. >> reporter: democrats are indicating they may challenge the nomination of ben carson. mike huckabee is saying of all of the secretaries that of agency he's the only one who has actually fluffed public -- lived in public housing. lana sack channel6 "action news." >> new york city wants the federal government to cover the cost of protecting trump tower. today the city requested $35 million to cover security dating back from election day through inauguration day in
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january. since the election armed police officers have been guarding the building on fifth avenue. new york city mayor says he expects to be fully paid back. >> turning to accuweather after a damp start to the day the sun came out this afternoon but we could be in for more periods of wet weather tomorrow. let's get a check of that forecast with meteorologist cecily tynan tonight. hi, cecily. >> hi, monica. we dried out today after a pretty good shrug of moisture early this morning. this is satellite6 along with action radar at 3 o'clock in the morning, the rain and some of that snow in the north and west suburbs, it's cleared out by later in the morning, then by 5 o'clock the clouds really breaking so turning out to be a pretty nice afternoon. but yes, we did get a little bit of a white stuff in parts of our region. allentown reporting a trace of snow. hough's church 1.1-inch, palmer ton an even inch, bush kill township one and half and mount pocono where we definitely do wants the snow reporting 2-inches of the snow. temperatures recovering pretty nicely though. 49 degrees. we did touch 51 degrees
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earlier this afternoon. 48 is the normal high for this time of the year so on the mild side. a wider view of double scan showing the next system right now there's low pressure across the gulf coast, actual some severe weather, some tornado watches across the panhandle of florida. this low will be moving up to the north, a secondary low will develop off the carolina coast and that will bring us some wet weather during the day tomorrow and tomorrow night. i'll talk more about the timing and wait means for your commute coming up in the full accuweather forecast. monica. >> sounds g thank you cecily. keep track of all the changes in the forecast with there you can check out the latest conditions across the area with storm tracker6 and the be sure to connect with our accuweather team on facebook and twitter. >> several philadelphia students receiving the gift of an education. the bridge educational foundation announced $50,000 in scholarships for local families at the saint gabriel's school in south philadelphia today. several donors including csx transportation and united healthcare made the grant
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possible. >> some high school kids got a special visitors today governor jack markell came to a.i. dupont high school to announce their school won innovation grants. the pathway too prosperity program let's high school seniors graduate with workplace experience even college credit to get them started on the right foot. congratulations to greenville delaware. >> much more still to come on "action news" tonight. a philadelphia jazz musician shared his talents for decades now but now he's sidelined because of a medical condition. the severe case that land him in the hospital for several weeks. >> plus protestors heading home after the controversial dakota access pipeline hits a construction roadblock. we'll be right back. >> ♪
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>> a scruffy chaired a mistrial in the canes against south carolina police officer michael slager. he was accused of shooting and killing walter scott. the jury cop not reach a verdict even after judge gave them permission consider a lesser charge of manslaughter. the jurors deliberated for four days before they said they were unable to reach a unanimous decision. future of the orlando nightclub where a mass shooting took place is back up in the air tonight. the owner of the pulse
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nightclub has backed out of a deal to sell the building to the city of orlando. city was planning to turn the club into a permanent memorial to the 39 victims but today the owner called off the agreement. she says she feels a personal responsibility to create her own tribute and vowed to have the victims families in her plans. >> matt how was the weekend. >> weekend was gun. >> afternoon commute could be a little better but that's usually the case. good afternoon to you rick and monica. live at the big board with the traffic report a few pictures on the big picture including an opening at the tacony palmyra bridge. ship is headed northbound in the delaware river so head for the betsy ross bridge instead of the tacony palmyra at this hour. also have that broken down vehicle on the ramp from the vine eastbound to 95 northbound. luckily that is now off to the side. but of course we're watching plenty of slow zones like one on the eastbound side of the vine that spills back onto the eastbound side of the schuylkill just 18 miles per
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hour. that's wait looks like live as you travel eastbound past montgomery drive on 76, maybe in toward the 76ers game this evening. big problems continue though up in the lehigh valley where the westbound lanes of two 22 remain shut down coming away from allentown. that's because of an accident. a lot of people detouring up to 22 and 78 but as a result of that speeds are slow there just in the 20's. it's two 22 westbound that is still closed because of that crash. and an accident that we had in hatfield along fairgrounds road has cleared but still one in burlington along 130 near van sciver parkway. we'll check it again rick and monica, coming up in the next half hour. >> okay. >> thank you. >> today was the federal government's deadline for protestors in the dakota access oil pipe 39 leave. over the weekend the army corps of engineers denied app permit for that pipeline to cross under a missouri river reservoir in the area of the standing rock sioux, the people who live on that reservation had been protesting that the project threatens cultural sites and
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their drinking water. peco is lighting up for the holidays and today at willow grove mall local first responders and families were tweeted to a free photo shoot. members were invited to get a photo package as a thank you for their service. the mall will be offering discounted photos to military members and emergency responders throughout the entire holiday season. >> health check tonight. musician from philadelphia is sharing his story about the medical condition that landed him in the hospital for several weeks. >> health reporter and registered nurse ali gorman joins us at the "action news" big board now with more. >> jeff bradshaw is a jazz tromboneist. he has toured for several decades but a common illness took him out of the limelight and also forced him to make some changes in his life. >> yeah, it's going down. >> jeff bradshaw is enjoying a green smoothie at green soul
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cafe in chestnut hill. healthy eating has become a newspaper habit after years of poor eating caught up to him. >> ♪ bradshaw has been playing the trombone touring with a-list artists for more than two decades but all that traveling led to an unhealthy diet. >> no fiber. no fiber. just sand wind chills subs tons of fried food no matter where you. >> not a lot of vegetables. >> no, i wasn't interested. >> while rehearsing brad stock felt a sharp main his left lower abdomen. he spent weeks in the hospital lost 52 pounds. he was diagnosed with divert icu litisly. >> doctors see and it and treat it often. >> this is a high pressure lone many zone in the lower portion of the intestines small pockets can form. this is fairly common but if the rockets become inflamed it's called d- r tickilitis
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>> whole wheat bread. >> it's a message bradshaw has tine heart himself and now preaches top others. >> run away from processed foods. it has to be a plant based diet. it has to be a diet full of fbier. >> dr. mark says don't delay if you have abdominal pain, get it checked out and bradshaw system not out of the woods -- is not out of the woods yet. we'll find out in a few weeks if he needs surgery. we'll have more on how his fellow musicians are helping him out on check. rick and monica. >> thank you ali. much more still to come on "action news" monday night a grocery store that doesn't make you wait in line to pay.
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>> ♪ >> famous blue man group helped ring the closing bell this evening. bringing to a close another record high day. banks including goldman sachs and jp morgan chase led the market higher today. the dow gained 45 points to close at 19,216 and change. s & p climbed 12 the nasdaq up 53. >> new type of grocery store letting shoppers skip the checkout line. amazon is testing a model of it in seattle. all the grocery items are registered biosensors and they're automatically charged to a customer's amazon app. that allows people to pay as they go rather than wait in line. amazon employees are testing the first snore seattle. it's expected to open to the public early next year. >> major league baseball uniforms are getting a makeover. under armour inked a deal to provide the new game day and training apparel for all the teams including the phillies. this is the company's biggest deal yet way pro sports least the new uniforms roll out in
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the 2020 season after major league baseball's with its current uniform company expires. new jersey lawmakers got a crash course on drones today. here at inn trenton senate president steve sweeney and other new jersey state senators gathered for this round table discussion. researchers talked about the emergence of drone technology and its future impact. new jersey lawmakers have been wrestling with legislation that could allow or restrict individual drone use in the state of new jersey. >> the pam convention center encouraging more diverse vendors to move in. today the center hosted an outreach event for businesses owned by minorities and women invited to learn about the building's diversity policies information on bittering for projects and future communities still to come on "action news" at 5:00 a check of the forecast for you. >> taking you live outside sky6 hd showing you a stunning center city skyline. how pretty is that? meteorologist cecily tynan with the exclusive accuweather five day when "action news"
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>> time for accuweather. >> meteorologist cecily tynan with a chilly week ahead. >> temperatures are really cooling off by friday and saturday. it's going to feel like winter and it was looking like wind in parts of our viewing area, northern parts this morning
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george posted this on my facebook page and said looking outside it was looking like a winter wonderland pen argyl. most of us just saw the rain but this is pretty typical if you look at the past 30 years the average first snow in the lehigh valley, 12/six, tomorrow. philadelphia typically december 17th. wilmington around the same time, atlantic city have to wait closer to the end of the month to get your average first snow and with that cold air arriving by friday we could see a few flakes or snow showers. right now though temperatures about where they should be for this time of the year, 49 degrees in philadelphia, 48 is the normal high. allentown 44. wilmington 46. cape may 47. and trenton 43 degrees. satellite6 along with action radar showing that early morning rain and snow well out of here break in the action, actually a lot of breaks in the clouds. however there's another system waiting in the wings and this one is going to be pulling up the gulf moisture. if you look at this they actually have tornado watch
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boxes in parts of the panhandle of flash flood -- florida. another low develops off the coast of the carolinas and that one will move straight to the east so that will bring us a good amount of rain activity. really for the second half of the day tomorrow. tonight will be dry partly cloudy seasonably chilly, 35 in philadelphia, 29 in allentown, 35 in wilmington and cape may 39 degrees. future tracker showing tomorrow morning 7 o'clock, some clouds but even a few peeks of sun north frankford philadelphia. around lunchtime we'll see the rain develop around wilmington area to the south extreme southern new jersey. it really pushes in by the afternoon and this is also when the lehigh valley, the poconos you could see some snow showers. i don't think they'll last very long in the lehigh valley. could hold onto about one to 3 inches in the northern poconos. tomorrow night a pretty good soaking rain and then just a few lingering showers by wednesday. so, future tracker showing around about a half inch of
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rain tuesday afternoon into early wednesday morning, much needed rain. association the five day at 5:00 showing tomorrow morning it will be dry. that rain arriving in the afternoon and evening hours. 47 degrees the here. wednesday morning showers and some sunshine, pretty mild, 52. thursday is when an arctic front barrels through brings us a few showers, 45 degrees. look at this friday and saturday, afternoon highs only in the 30's. wind chills in the afternoon in the 20's. could city a few snow showers. will we warm up by the second half of the weekend and next week adam will have that answer coming up in the full accuweather forecast. buy the long underwear. you'll need them. >> sounds like it. thank you. >> thank you cecily. >> much more to come in our next half hour. i'll make note of it. to come on "action news" at 5:00 improving philadelphia's neighborhoods through local businesses. that's the goal of a new initiative announced today by the city and we'll explain how it works. >> a septa bus driver makes a scheduled stop and let's two passengers on but then has to call the police. we'll explain why investigators are looking for those two passengers tonight. >> and an out of control suv
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goes airborne right before landing in the middle of a house. we'll tell you what the driver was doing before it happened. >> throws stories and much more when "action news" comes right back. >> ♪
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>> "action news" continues with meteorologist adam joseph, jaime apody rick williams and monica malpass. >> here's what's happening on "action news" tonight. new details in the deadly warehouse fire in oakland. what investigators are saying about the victims. a group of lawmakers wants to make changes to abortion laws in new jersey. what they're proposing tonight. delaware detectives say they have cracked a four-year-old murder case in newark. >> and now the details. the grim recovery has resumed at the site of a deadly warehouse fire in oakland california as families continues to pray to hear from loved ones still missing let's get the latest from dan ya' bacchus. >> reporter: the everybody effort continues in oakland after a setback the grim recovery mission placed on hold for hours because of daneer to firefighters. that means family members who are looking for answers will now have to wait even longer. the numbers of those killed continues to grow as we learn the identities of victims mostly in their 20's and 30's,
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some even teenagers dozens still wait to hear about their loved ones. >> i want to go over there. i want to -- my brother is in there. i'm wants to find him. >> i just want to find my brother. >> i have four friends that are still unaccounted for. >> reporter: as investigators torque figure out a cause questions of if this could have been prevented are mounting. local officials saying the warehouse known as an architect activity collective had numerous code violations and complaints of people living there illegally. >> you smell urine feces rotting food and piles of laundry with, you know -- that are mildewy. >> reporter: a makeshift stairwell of wooden pallets was blocked. the man who allegedly founded the go ship artist collectively speaking inclusive to abc affiliate kgo. >> they're my children. they're my friends, they're my
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family. they're my lovers mine future. that's a all i have to say. >> reporter: a news conference is expected to start any moment where we will be updated on the investigation. we do know that there is a 12 hour power outage scheduled for this area because they need to bring in a large crane to continue the recovery effort. in oakland daniay bacchus. abc news. back to you. >> thank you nor report. justin roth harris the georgia father convict the of murdering his toddler son by leaving him in a hot suv will spend the rest of his life in prison. today a judge sentenced him to life without the possibility of parole. last mol jurors found harris guilty of malice murder and other charges in the 2014 death of 22 month old cooper harris. investigators uncovered that harris was sending sexually explicit text messages to another woman while his son was dying in the hot car. >> the man accused of fatally shooting nine black parishioners in a charleston search is being allowed to
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hire lawyers back on for the next phase of his trial. dylann roof will have his attorneys until a verdict is reached but if he's found guilty and the trial moves into a penalty phase he'll go back to representing himself as he requested. roof faces murder, hate crimes and obstruction of religion charges for the mass shooting in june of 2015. opening statements in the trial begin wednesday. in san antonio texas an off duty sheriff's deputy was killed when two cars plunged into a water filled sinkhole overnight. two people were also hurt. that sinkhole which was reportedly more than 12 feet deep appeared after app sewer line ruptured during heavy rains earlier in the day. authorities say passersby rescued a driver after another vehicle went into that same sinkhole. world news tonight with david neurological have much more on the texas sinkhole drowning as well along the latest in the investigation on that deadly warehouse fire in oakland. you can watch all of that following "action news" at 6:00. >> in other news tonight in new jersey abortions after
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fifth month of pregnancy would be banned under legislation introduced by republican lawmakers in trenton today. officials say the spill needed to protect vulnerable unborn children but would create exceptions in cases of rape incest or if the mother's life is at risk. new jersey does not restrict or pope hib abortions in cases of life or health endangerment tap certain points in the pregnancy. still unclear whether the legislation would clear the democratic led legislature. stronger local businesses make for safer neighborhoods and a greater sense of civic pride. and it's this investment in philadelphia's 265 commercial corridors that's driving a new initiative tonight. today mayor kenney and local leaders announced the power up your business program. starting next month small business owners will have access to training and other tools to build their brand. in turn, the mayor says that will translate into more jobs. >> when the neighborhood business core store strong housing values are strong.
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when the neighborhood business corridor is strong it's safer. there are more people working. there's more of a community feel. >> officials say the goal of the program is to entice other businesses like childcare centers grocery stores and other services to set up these neighborhoods to further spawn growth in the city. >> new castle county police say they have cracked a cold case from four years ago. 37-year-old kevin miller is accused of murdering jeremiah macdonald back in 20's 14. investigators say he shot macdonald along herron court in the sparrow run development in newark. there were no leads on the case until detectives went to reinterview the witnesses. a grand jury heard the case and agreed to bring first degree murder charges against him. miller is already behind bars charged in in another case. a septa driver was likely startled but not hurt when two men threw powder and liquid on him in somerdale this morning. it happened as the driver pulled up to a stop on rising sun and adams avenues. police say the suspects
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boarded the route k bus threw in a powder and some liquid and then ran off. both substances weren't not hazardous. but investigators still want to find those men. quick work by philadelphia firefighters prevented a fast moving blaze from spreading in strawberry mornings. this is the scene in the 2600 block of west cumberland street. smoke poured from app second floor bathroom but everyone living in the row home got out without being injured. the cause is under investigation. >> two horses escape from their enclosure in south jersey and caused a crash on the atlantic city expressway. happened near milepost 32 in hammonton just after 3 o'clock this morning. authorities say a car hit and killed one of the horses on the right shoulder. the sector horse was close by but troopers were able to corral it before it was injured. no one in the car was seriously hurt. still not clear how the horses got free. a school bus crashed on the schuylkill expressway this morning and caused plenty of traffic tie-ups as you can see from sky6.
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happened in the eastbound lanes near south street just after 6:30 a.m. two cars and the bus somehow collided but luckily know children were on the bus at the time of the collision. none one was injured. >> time right now to get another check of traffic out there monday night it. >> a busy monday night. matt pelman but folks are getting home the best way they can, hm. >> they're trying, that's for sure and you get a crash on the schuylkill eastbound for the morning commute so how about one for the evening commute and this is not that far weigh from south street from this morning. this one rick and monica doesn't look quite as serious just a fender-bender in the eastbound lines lanes by 28th street. single digit speeds. head towards the sixers game tonight expect a very slow go. have some traffic light troubles at fifth and spring garden. our bridge opening at the tacony palmyra has finished but the ship is trucking its way northbound so burlington bristol is scheduled to go up in just about 20 minutes now. and we still have the big problems in the lehigh valley
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with the closure of the westbound side of 222 coming away from allentown, all lanes blocked because of a crash. you wants to use 22, 78, speeds there in the 30's so it's sluggish with all the detouring traffic but 222 remains block. also have a crash in upper gwynedd along sumneytown pike at allentown road in whitpain watch out for one along skippack pike at north wales road. in burlington still have a wreck along 130 near van sciver parkway by the beneficial bank. that's been out there for awhile now and in newark we had an accident along harmony road at ruther drive. that luckily has cleared and at this point it's not awful along 95 just some slow patches like 51 miles per hour as you travel through newark. rick and monica, back over to you. >> matt thank you again. >> thank you. still ahead on "action news" tonight an incredible scene captured on a home surveillance camera. a speeding suv goes airborne and straight into a house right there. what police say was happening right before that collision. >> and you can definitely call
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this sweet science. the group of students that set out to build an impressive gingerbread house but hit to pass a very big test first. adam. >> and we're going to be shaking and shivering just like that as we look at some very colder air right now in the northern parts of the rockies, wind chills nine in bismarck. we'll let you know when this very colds air moves in in that full accuweather 7-day forecast. >> and in sports jaime apody has the latest from the eagles falling way short against the bengals yesterday. much more from coach doug pederson today when "action news" continues tonight. >> ♪ (announcer vo) when you have type 2 diabetes,
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>> at least 11 people killed when a fire swept through this luxury hotel in pakistan. it started in the hotel kitchen and quickly spread to other areas. many of the 50 people injured used bed sleet to climb out from windows. the cause is still under investigation. however, most of the buildings do not meet safety standards in that city to avoid fires from spreading such as building in fire walls and fire suppression systems. >> people who live in a tennessee town ravaged by wildfire will be able to go back to see what if anything of their homes was left.
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gatlinburg is still closed to outsiders but residents were allowed to return. hundreds of homes in the resort town were burned to the ground last week. at least this evening went people were killed. officials say they're still searching the area for more possible victims. surveillance footage captured the moment a vehicle came speeding down a residential speed went airborne then smashes into a home near las vegas. police say a couple inside the car were arguing when they went speeding down the street in an estimated 90's miles an hour. the owner the home that was hit was not home at the time fortunately. the people inside the vehicle survived though and they will face charges. >> my goodness. jaime apody here with sports. eagles disappointed us yet again. >> getting old. so are these more rows mondays guys, getting old. day after the eagles latest loss and doug pederson was left answering questions about accountability effort and his own job. pederson said today he didn't see any quit in his guys. then a few minutes later admitted not everybody played
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hard during yesterday's loss to the bengals. he said he challenged the leaders of the team to help hold everyone accountable. i asked him if he plans on dealing with this through compassion or tough love. he said both. as for his own performance he says he's had nothing but support from jeffrey lurie and harry roseman and says he feels secure. >> i don't think you can base a season on one season -- you can base a guy's career on one season. i think you got give it time develop. we got a rookie quarterback. we got to have time to develop this quarterback. it just doesn't happen overnight so by no means have they expressed anything to me that's been positive and very supportive. >> back on top. for the first time since they hoistd that national championship trophy the villanova wildcats are the number one ranked team in college basketball. they've won 14 straight date back to last season search of eight wins have come by double digits. they play lasalle tomorrow and notre dame on saturday.
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sixers host denver. joel embiid has chose stone play at home rather than tomorrow in memphis. jahlil okafor will not play outweigh symptom mark flu here's what gerald henderson cease. >> for the most part our effort has been there defensively we've been able to get after it and it's a whole new unit so we've -- you know, at times have struggled collectively overall and make something strides on both ends of the court and, you know, we just look forward to the next 20 games being better than we were the first 20. >> red hot flyers earned a day off today after winning their fifth straight for the first time since march of 2014 and they are doing it behind steve mason who is in a zone. mason named the nhl first star of the week after going a perfect four and o this week stopping one 20's of 127 shots he faced. that's pretty darn good. he also had the most ice time of any goalie in the league
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this week. the flyers host the panthers tomorrow. you may have some gray in his beard but the executioner still has some fight in him or should i say one fight in him. bernard happen coins honored by mayor jim kenney in the philadelphia parks and recreation department way ceremonial liberty bell to commemorate his final career fight in los angeles. hopkins finally going hang up the gloves at age 51 after a 28 year career or is he? 'cause you never know. >> that's right you. >> never know. >> retire and then unretire. >> 51 i think -- >> that's a perfect eight. nothing wrong with 51. [laughter] >> really? >> the height of your everything. >> okay then. >> really. >> tmi. [laughter] >> houses are not earthquake proof much less ginger president housing but some engineering students are teaching quake proof designs in northeast philadelphia. fifth graders thrown make a two story miniature house to
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>> peco lighting up the holidays. "action news is bring you some of the best holiday displays from around the region. taking a live look at the christmas tree down in dillworth park in center city philadelphia. what a beautiful center piece for all the festivities down there this holiday season. used to be in the courtyard. now you can take a drive by and see it. looks nice. >> and the space so pretty. >> all right. >> liberty bell at the top. >> is that what it is. >> yes. >> very pretty. >> let's check that accuweather story with adam and see what's going on down for the week. looks like the temperatures are headed down. >> they're going to plummet. another round of rain tomorrow. we'll be tracking there as well. storm tracker6 live double scan we've cleared out the rain and yes some wet snow in the lehigh valley from this morning. it was a quiet afternoon with the sunshine returning and its action cam was out capturing some leftover puddles there with a brightening sky in the background there. but one thing to remind you of, there are still leaves on the ground. if you're driving around and they get wet they can be very
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slick this time of year so something to watch again especially tomorrow evening's rush hour with some heavy rain moving back in. right now temperature 49 in philadelphia, 44 in the lehigh valley. 43 in reading. temperatures in the mid 40's south and east so pretty average with that mid 40's for the most part from the city, the shore up to the poconos where it's a bit cooler 36 degrees. we look to the south and there you can see the radar beginning to flare back up with a lot of precipitation coming out of the gulf of mexico. the actual center of low pressure is still to the west of new orleans and that low is going to work to our west meaning we're not going to tap into any cold air for this storm for the immediate delaware valley. we are clear now but the clouds are increasing but there could be a little bit of wet snow mixing in at the onset late tomorrow afternoon lehigh valley up into the poconos. but for tonight it is partly cloudy. it's a quiet night and seasonably chilly. right around freezing both in the city and the suburbs. winds out of the north and west right now and then they
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flip to the northeast wife fife 10 miles an hour a little bit later tonight. early tomorrow morning it is a dry, drive for your tuesday morning rush hour. there could even be some little hints of sun especially north of philadelphia while clouds will be picking up in southern areas. by lunchtime it is dry across much of the area still so if you have errands to dom right through lunchtime hour it does look dry with the exception of southern cape may county and dover where the first raindrops should push in. then by 5 o'clock in the evening you can see how quickly this rushes offer to -- offer to the north. there's colder air up in the poconos lehigh tunnel where it com begin as wet snow. in allentown if you see a snowflake or too two it's going to quickly driving rain there and again heavy at times. there you can see how we kind of -- it kind of brightens up with some of the moderate rain in spots. this is 8:30 tomorrow morning. still snow in the higher terrain in the poconos. wednesday morning the bulk of that rain is away and it's just some scattered showers for that morning rush hour on
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wednesday. we take a look at our four different main computer models for the philadelphia area. we're looking at about a half an tinge three-quarters of an inch on average for that tuesday afternoon into early on wednesday morning and the biggest impacts will not be tomorrow morning. we wait until about 4 o'clock in the afternoon and through 7 o'clock where there will be some high impacts especially traveling around any rain falling. the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast, 47 for high tomorrow as rain enters the forecast. some sun popping out late wednesday afternoon at 52. a lot of clouds thursday, a scattered shower with a potent cold front behind that we go from the 40's on thursday to blustery cold wind chills friday morning 7:00 a.m., 17 will be the wind chill in philadelphia. a high of 39. could be a floating flurry around. we stay in the 30's on saturday with a lot of clouds wind chills only in the 20's then back to the 40's sunday into monday with clouds moving back in as well so with that seven-day forecast not only is there a cold shot but limited
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sunshine as well as we go over the next seven days. >> thank you adds a.m. >> of course keep track of the changes in that forecast with connect with our accuweather team on facebook and twitter. jimmy kimmel will be hosting the 89th annual academy awards. it will be his first time hosting the oscars even though he has twice hosted the emmys. abc has long wanted him to preside over the say. the network signed new deal with the academy of motion pictures to remain in the broadcast home of the oscars until 2028. you can watch the oscars right here on 6abc february 26th. of course you don't want to miss it. justin bieber just announced six dates for a 2017 stadium tour. the shows are on in addition to his purpose world tour. the closest his shows are coming to our area is at metlife stadium in east
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rutherford new jersey august 23rd. he'll perform in colorado minnesota and massachusetts. tickets go on sale to the public this friday.
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>> jim gardner and the action news team standings by with these stories and more next at 6:00. nine people die over the weekend from heroin overdoses in one philadelphia neighborhood. we're following the latest on that investigation. >> also a delaware county man faces human trafficking charges tonight and "action news" was there as he was led away by authorities. >> philadelphia's chinatown section got a big boost today with a new redevelopment project. those stories and more coming up next. for adam joseph, cecily tynan jaime apody rick williams the entire "action news" team. i'm monica malpass. "action news" it's a 6:00 is next. >> good night.
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>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with ducis rodgers, meteorologist cecily tynan and jim gardner. >> ♪ >> monday nights the green party files a federal lawsuit asking for an election recount in pennsylvania. and there is new information about the fire retardant foam that flooded a street in center city. but the big story on "action news" tonight is a post on instagram that ended up closing an entire delaware valley school district today. this is upper perkiomen high school. authorities kept this and every other school in the district closed today because person who has not been publicly identified posted a portion of a video that was seen as a potential threat. "action news" reporter john rawlins is live outside school district headquarters in pennsburg. john, are we correct in thinking the video was not meant as a threat at all?
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>> that's correct, jim. the video was not considered a threat. it was produced by a nonprofit organization and has membership that includes family members of those killed at sandy hook. the other interesting point after a long and somewhat confusing day in addition police don't believe the young man who made links tots web site or made comments about them was a threat either. they don't believe he had any criminal intent whatsoever. a district wide school shut down. at first officials saying little except a police investigation concerning students safe track advertisement students saying that led to lots of speculation from a gunman targeting kids to. >> i heard it was going get blown up. >> reporter: all kinds of rumors. >> i didn't feel behind the shut down an overnight complaints to state police about a social media post that contained link to this public service video that was developed to help see the warning signs of a potential school shooter. in a pivotal scene, there is a gym full of kids.


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