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raw drizzle and then watch out we have our coldest weather of the season bearing down on us. lets get the details from meteorologist, cecily tynan, and accuweather. >> jim pretty nasty night out there. stormtracker 6 live double scan showing what we have going on is a double barrel low pressure system. one low pressure across the midwest and transferring energy to another low over the carolinas and that is pulling in all the moisture and keeping the cooler air in place. what is why it's that cold rain, now here this is mainly a rain event. but where you see the red, that is what is known as bright banding, that is where our radar reflects off little sleet pellets mixing in with the rain. we have sleet mixing in in trenton and heavy rain coming in philadelphia and could have sleet there as well mixing in. it's melting on the roads but
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different in the poconos, snowing in the poconos across lake harmony and mt. pocono and a winter weather advisory in effect for the poconos, 2 to 4 inches of snow in the higher elevations and in addition could be icing up there. this is what to expect closer to home. the heaviest rain earlier this evening to 9:00, 10:00. a half inch of rain much needed rain and tapers off to drizzle by dawn and temperatures stay above freezing but i'm tracking the coldest air so far this season with windchills in the teens. details coming up in the accuweather forecast. >> thank you. you can keep track of all the changes in the forecast with 6abc.com/weather. that is where you can find the latest from our team of accuweather meteorologists, storm tracker 6 radar and the exclusive accuweather forecast. >> state police in mourning tonight remembering the life of trooper, frankie williams, this
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is the way it looked at police state barracks in port norris where they lowered the flag and where flowers are left in honor of the law man. he was one of two people killed in a violent crash on route 55 in millville. bob brooks is live now with the latest on the accident. >> reporter: well, jim good evening. this is a loss that has hit this community hard rightfully so. we learn tonight that trooper williams was a husband recently married in september. and we also have details from witnesses that are talking about an erratic driver and pointing the blame at them. >> it was a terrible crash, the view from chopper 6 hd shows how immense the impact was. in the cruiser trooper frankie williams. and why ruddily crossed the grass median slamming into
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williams. the flag at barracks was lowered to half staff. and people laid flowers to half staff and she baked cupcakes to show her support. >> i had to do something and say a little prayer and extend my condolences to the new jersey state police department. >> williams was responding to someone driving erratically in the area. he crossed the median and hit him head-on. we were abe to speak with williams friends and neighbors. >> you would be attracted to him. very humble and could tell he was a person that cared about people. >> current rick fuentes released a statement. a family lost an only child and a wife lost a husband and child
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lost a father. >> trooper williams was just 31 years old and this coming january would mark his first year of service here with the knowledge state police. reporting live bob brooks, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you bob. philadelphia police have a suspect in custody in the murder of a teenager in may fair. 14-year-old ian willsy was shot and killed last monday night while walking with a friend to the corner store. this happened in the 2900 block of devereux avenue. police say that a 19-year-old man turned himself in this afternoon. they have not said what charges he might face. investigators in philadelphia are trying to figure out what caused an overnight fire that injured five adults and four children in frankford. the two alarm blaze broke out this morning. crews rescued 12 people including a baby and the paws
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relief team severals several pets but at least six died. the temple university football community is trying to get its head around the idea of matt rule no longer being the head coach. he left to be the head coach of baylor university. the opportunity to run a power five conference team in the big 12 and really it should come as no surprise. >> not really. a year ago he flirted with the possible of leaving temple and leaves today. matt rule has done wonders for temple's football program. back to back winning seasons. and back to back bowl appearances and it's that success that had baylor knocking on matt rule's door. he leaves at four seasons, he led the team to the first conference championship in 49 years, at baylor he goes to a bigger school and bigger conference but that school has problems. for more than a year baylor is
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dealing with a sexual scandal involving football players. matt rule gathered his team to break the news personally. and there are no hard feeling. >> he loves temple and he gives his heart and him making this decision i know it had to be impactful for his life. >> he wanted us to understand we are the reason why this is happening. not because of just him. we did this for him. not like oh guys thank you i'm out. it was like thank you guys this is what you did for me and my family. >> assistant coach, ed foley will coach the team in the bowl game against wake forest and a search for a performnant replacement is underway and baylor will introduce matt rule in a press conference tomorrow. lets go live to "action news" reporter, sara bloomquist, in the heart of the temple campus. obviously temple students cannot be happy about this news.
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>> reporter: jim i honestly think they were in shock about it today this was not news they were expected to hear. they were excited about the big conference win looking ahead to a big bowl game and they are sure hoping this does not mean the end of the temple football's recent success. >> sad and disappointment. >> a cold rain fell on temple's campus reflective of the mood when students learn that coach rule is heading to baylor. it came as a shock especially so soon after the win over navy for the conference win. >> was shocked, i thought he would be loyal to us. >> the way this program is heading it's sad. >> it comes out of nowhere, i didn't hear he was leaving and then all of a sudden it's announced he is going to baylor. >> confirmation came on baylor's website and then watched temple afternoon news conference in quiet disbelief.
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>> we were in shock and we gathered at lunch and on the channel we wondered where the news was coming from and it was like oh the football coach has left and went to a southern state. >> i was surprised especially to find out he would not coach in the bowl game. so yes i'm disappointed. >> they get it. under rule the owls had 20 wins in two seasons and opportunity came knocking. >> can you be mad at him? come on now, who gives up that opportunity? >> and the coach leaves behind a football program that can be successful in future seasons. >> we hope that all the underclass men can step up and get another good coach in and temple can continue on with what they are doing the past few yours. >> reporter: we did hear confusion and disappoint especially over the fact that matt rule will not be on the sidelines of the upcoming military bowl. but no anger or animosity.
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he had a chance to move on ward and upward and he took it. sara bloomquist, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. from our delaware newsroom tonight, four people including two firefighters were injured this morning in a large apartment fire in dover. the flames broke out at 7:15 at the cedar chase apartments on the 1700 block of north dupont highway. fire officials say most of the residents are delaware state university students who reacted quickly. >> i opened the door and all i could see was flames. i peeked my head out to see the walkway and i seen that it was a marginal gap where we could make it out in. that is when we ran down the stairs we could feel the heat and we made it out. >> the fire destroyed 12 apartments and tonight the red cross, is helping 22 people with housing and officials say none of the injuries were serious.
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a federal judge in philadelphia ordered a hearing for a green party bid for a recount of the presidential results. both sides will have 45 minutes to argue their case on friday afternoon. the republican party and president-elect trump oppose a recount and warn that the ca case -- federal deadline. coming up on "action news" tonight. officials break ground on a new $4 million project in west philadelphia. plus, firefighters share life saving tips on how to prevent christmas tree fires. after tonight's storm moves on i'm tracking the coldest air mass of the season moving in. and we'll have more on the departure of temple football coach matt rule. jaime apody has a live report when "action news" continues
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tonight.
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with shovels in hand city officials broke ground on the portal gardens, the site in west philadelphia will be the future home of a public space and restaurant. the $400 million project is expected to be completed in time next year. nurses in drexel hill had an informational picket to advocate for what they call safe staffing. the staff members of tell wear memorial hospital want holdings to honor its promise that it made when it brought the hospital that promised according
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to the nurses, to invest $200 million in the system to ensure high quality health care. some veterans living in philadelphia began the process of clearing their criminal records today part of an expungement clinic hosted by mayor jim kenney this morning in kensington. folks stopped by to ask questions and fill out paperwork, it opens new doors for the honorably discharged veterans. and to select and maintain a fresh cut christmas tree in spring garden. "action news" was there at the fire administration building where jessie wilson stressed the importance of picking a fresh tree to prevent a fire and that healthy trees have branches that bend but don't break. fire patrol students from the hole yes redeemer cool were there as well sharing other
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safety tips.
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a ring opposite bare knuckle legend bobby gunned, they have impressive records. the fight will decide the cruiser weight championship title. matt rule going to baylor and he'll have issues down there with baylor coming off a big sexual assault scandal involving some players. >> he is charged with cleaning up the program and a tough football program in waco. the military bowl is later this month the man they thought would lead them there is gone. matt rule accepts the job at baylor. jaime apody is live with the
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details on the move. >> reporter: hey ducis, is may be a shock to some. you heard sara's report and he will never be more of a hot commodity than now and it was a chance to leave the to go to the big 12. the players left at 11:45 team meeting were the coach told them he would leave to take the job at baylor, he told them it was their play that got him the opportunity and that the program won before him and will win after him. what a four years, 28-23, led the owl to back to back 10 win seasons and the aac championship and the first time they won a championship in almost a half senty and now up to dr. patrick craft to find a replacement. >> i want to thank matt and
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julie and their family for everything they did for temple. they did a great job of continuing the evolution of this program and making it more and more competitive and putting us on the national scene and we are proud of what they accomplished. >> i was extremely excited for him. he got the job offer and doing what is best for his family. i amex extremely excited. >> we win games and stuff gets better and coaches get more opportunities to better their life. it's perfectly fine of course the young guys, like upset but it's just the process. >> it's a process to fine a new head coach and ed foley the assistant head coach will lead the owls in the military bowl on december 27th. jaime apody, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. basketball now, the sixers visit the grizzlies tonight both
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embiid and okafor will sit this one out. >> and number one villanova faces la salle and it's the cats third big five match-up and that is one special building. >> it's even tougher playing a road game there. you can feel it when you are not the home team. but it's still a magical place to play. >> a lot of history and tradition. i would have loved to have a big five double header and play in one and get the feel. but i love playing there. >> to the ice call them the red hot flyers, they are home tonight to the florida panthers and the panthers wheeled off five straight victories and we were talking about a mediocre hockey team and claude giroux explains what has changed. we are more consistent in our play and play well in the pocket
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and understand the system and how we want to play. the start of year we got off track a little bit but we when back to how we want to play and how we were playing last year. >> getting back to matt rule, the last three coaches temple had came on to big power five conferences. it's a good job to have been gets you a better job down the road. cecily tynan has the forecast when we continue in just a moment.
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you said this would be a miserable even evening and you were right. >> last wednesday the holiday
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special standing in the rain saying it's not bad because it was a warm rain well it's a cold rain tonight. raining across our viewing area and we do have areas of some steady soaking and this is south jersey right now the garden state parkway notice the red near medford lakes, that is bright banning the radar echo is bouncing off the sleet. we have sleet mixing in with areas farther up to the north and trenton now sleet mying in with the rain there. and heavy moving through new hope and moving farther up to the poconos and that is where the rain is cold enough it's snowing. 2 to 4 inches of snow expected up there. here temperatures above freezing so even where you get the sleet mixing with the rain it's meetings on the roads.
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cape may 48 and wilmington 43 and below freezing in the poconos. satellite 6 along with action radar showing this system arriving right on schedule unfortunately causing a lot of problems for the evening commute, it's moving at a pretty good pace show. the back edge is moving through central pennsylvania, we have a couple more hours before things begin to taper off. future tracker showing at 8:30 a steady rain and heavy snow across the poconos and then we head to 11:00, this is when we get the drier air mixing in and a lot of radar is breaking up and tomorrow morning it's not bright and sunny and lots of clouds and? areas of drizzle and steady rain and tomorrow is one of the days that the air is moving in but still low level moisture and clouds and sunshine and temperatures not bad normal high is 48 and we should hit that by 1:00 and 4:00, up to 50 degrees and late in the day a few peeks of sunshine and then we have the
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arctic fronts moving through on thursday. behind this, the coldest air of the season so far. friday and saturday, afternoon highs only in the 30s, you factor in the winds gusting up to 35 miles per hour and windchills only in the 20s, and we'll start both days with sunshine and instability clouds bubbling up in the afternoon and the possibility of a few flurries, the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast tomorrow early drizzle and afternoon not bad and peeks of sunshine and thursday the arctic front moves through with lots of clouds and limited sunshine and could get a shower and most areas come through dry and 45 degrees friday and saturday. the heart of the cold air temperatures in the 30s and windchills in the 20s and a flurry or two. and on sunday it clouds up ahead of our system and temperatures 39 degrees and not as windy at friday and saturday. and as the moisture arrives early monday morning and could
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have some mixed precipitation and could have a rain event. milder and 50 degrees and tuesday seasonably chilly with a high of 46 degrees, heavy rain for the next couple of hours tomorrow and it will be less miserable than today. >> all right abc world news tonight with david muir is next on channel 6. "action news" continues at 10:00 on phl 17 with brian taff, sharrie williams and ducis rogers. please join us for "action news" at 11:00 here on channel 6. for cecily tynan and ducis rogers and the entire "action news" team. we hope you'll join us for "action news" at 11:00.
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tonight, new charges. the deadly road rage that killed a former nfl star. this evening, the other driver has now been charged. and the sheriff tonight with a blistering message about how his investigation were treated. you will hear from him right here. also breaking, for the first time, images from inside the warehouse in california. our interview with the d.a. on possible criminal charges, and what authorities are now looking at as a possible cause in that inferno. at this hour, the winter weather advisories across several states. the snow and freezing rain moving in. the east coast getting hammered right now. president-elect donald trump and his message to an american giant, boeing. threatening plans that could have paid them and their workers billions for a new air force one. too costly?

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