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action news. delaware valley's leading news program. with jim gardner. it is tuesday night. and the big story on action news
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tonight is rain moving out. but cold moving in. get ready for our first real winter weather of the season. and this is our first look at snow in northeastern pennsylvania tonight. this is video from scranton. and they will have measurable snowfall before it's over. in our area it was all rain and plenty of it. this was the scene tonight at 34th and spruce in university latest information from meteorologist cecily tynan and accuweather. we have the wet, now get ready for the cold. >> that's right. the arctic air by the end of the week. this system is saying bye. and we have leftover rain around philadelphia, south jersey. but getting accumulating snow in the poconos. mount pocono recording a whopping 5 inches. and we had a little bit of
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accumulating sleet in northern north hampton and northern montgomery county. temperature-wise, philadelphia, 43 degrees, well above freezing. allentown, 36. and mount pocono, 31 degrees. and the winter weather arisery for them until 6:00 tomorrow. and the possibility of freezing drizzle. and the national weather service extended the winter weather advisory for north hampton until 1:00 in the morning for the chance of freezing drizzle. tomorrow philadelphia will have drizzle, not freezing. at 6:00, 38 degrees. by 8:00, 41. i'm tracking that arctic boundary that will bring the coldest air since last winter. i'll talk about when that arrives in the full accuweather forecast. >> thank you, cecily. and we ask that you wake up with the action news morning team. they will help you navigate the morning commute with the latest
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on how the wet roads are affecting traffic. and that happens beginning at 4:30 right here on channel 6. the dark and stormy conditions tonight may have led to a fatal pedestrian accident in camden county. a pickup truck struck a person along the 400 block of south black horse pike. the impact left the victim's items scattered on the highway. even on the roof of the striking vehicle. unidentified pedestrian was rushed to the hospital and pronounced dead. the american flag was lowered to half staff today at the new jersey state police barracks at fort norris, cumberland county. where trooper franky williams was posted. and where his fellow troopers are filled with shock and grief. and this is where williams suffered fatal injuries last night. that scene in millvale. the post is also where action news reporter jeanette reyes is right now. jeanette, one accident, two
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dead, and a lot of people with lots to say about a fallen officer. >> reporter: well, jim, a lot of those friends and family just devastated. we're miles away from where that tragic accident happened. and you can see the flag flying at half staff. we spoke to a childhood friend who says this is a tremendous loss of a man who was made for the uniform. >> he dies like -- he had people looking out for them. he was the one who stepped up and took care of us. took us under his wing. >> reporter: bill warren jr. is one of many family and friends still? shock over the strategic accident that killed his childhood friend, frankie williams. the new jersey state trooper was responding to reports of anker rattic driver in millvale. a car fitting that description driven by a 61-year-old psychiatrist crossed the median and slammed into the cruiser, killing them both. >> not even one year under hid
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badge. didn't get to have kids. >> reporter: warren met williams in middle school and shared stories of a stand-up guy who was popular and made it a point to reach out to those who had trouble making friends. >> he was the guy that would go up to the kids who got bullied and take care of them. >> reporter: williams put his people skills to use as a lowe's seasonal employee in egg harbor township in 2008. he would work his way up to manager before leaving for his dream job as a state trooper in august of 2015. in a statement they said those who worked with him remember his smile and the impression he left. we are saddened by his loss and comforted that he lived his dream, if only for a short while. it was simple. he was a good guy. >> he didn't get his badge to have power. he got his badge to help. i couldn't imagine what his wife and his mom is going through
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right now. really couldn't. it's heartbreaking, man. >> reporter: and many of the troopers colleagues said that although he was a rookie, he behaved like a trooper who had been on the job for several years. he was an only child and leaves behind his wife, kimberly, who he just married two months ago. reporting live in port norris, jeanette reyes, channel 6 action news >> jeanette, thank you. falls township police responded to another heroin death tonight. that's five deaths in 11 days in the township. police say they took two people who were with the victim into custody. a 19-year-old turned himself in today in connection with the murder of a 14-year-old in the may fair section of philadelphia last week. ian was shot three times while walking to a corner store on the 2900 block of deveraux avenue with a friend last monday night. boy died at the hospital.
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the suspect's identity has not been released. a second suspect remains at large tonight. philadelphia fire fighters haven't determined yet what caused an early morning blaze that injured five adults and four children in frankfurt. the two alarm fire started at 4:00 in morning in the 4400 block of frankfurt avenue. fire fighters rescued 12 people, including a baby. red cross is helping 20 people who were displaced. temple university head football coach matt rule is leaving the owl's nest. word came today he is becoming the head coach at baylor in waco, texas. it was a shock to the community. most didn't expect him to leave. especially so soon after saturday's aac conference championship win over navy. >> really is surprised. like hearing he was leaving. especially for baylor. like, come on. >> just kind of unfortunate. he seemed he was building something special here at temple. >> he's here -- like him?
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>> it might be kind of hard. because you can't really have one matt rule, only one. >> students are disappointed, but i don't think many are begrudging him the opportunity to take a bigger and more lucrative job. >> the way college football works. his stock is high. and looking for a home, and temple looking for a new head football coach. baylor university called a news conference tomorrow to formally introduce matt rule. the owl players got the news from coach himself. he thanked them for putting them in a position. backback-to-back ten win season, the first time in temple's history. they are hoping togram moving it direction. >> i cannot say enough about coach rhule and i thank him very much. that being said, today's an exciting day. i'm really excited for this
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challenge. this is a great university. it's a great opportunity for us to continue this momentum that we have started. i can't sit and say the next guy's going to be here forever. but what i can say is we're going to get the best person for this job to continue this momentum. >> we have great administer we're going to find the right guy. and great players. and we will keep winning. >> assistant head coach ed foley has been named interim coach and will lead the team in the military bowl appearance december 27th against wake forest. >> thank you, ducis. federal prosecutors seeking 17 to 21 years in jail for form er pennsylvania congressman fatah. he is scheduled to be sentenced on monday. the 11-term democrat from philadelphia was convicted of racketeering and fraud in june. the new jersey rabbi who hired two hitmen to kill his wife 22 years ago will not get an appeal hearing from the state supreme court.
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fred newlander is spending 30 years to life for the murder of his wife in their cherry hill home in 1994. newlander wanted the state supreme court to throw out the conviction saying he had ineffective council. president-elect donald trump continued his thank you tour tonight in fayetteville, north carolina. this is near fort bragg. so his official introduction of james mad dog got a hugely positive response. earlier today trump caused a stir with a tweet, threatening to cancel the contract with boeing for two new air force ones. trump said the $4 billion price tag was ridiculous. late today boeing said it could alters it plan for the planes to bring the price down. jill stein's petition for a recount will get a hearing before a pennsylvania judge on friday. that was the ruling today. lawyers for stein, for the commonwealth of pennsylvania, and for donald trump will have
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45 minutes to make their case. stein held a rally outside trump tower yesterday and called pennsylvania's election system a national disgrace. she insisted that the voting system is vulnerable, hackable, and antiquated technology. president barack obama delivered his final major speech on national security today. in florida. the president visited with military leaders and service members at mcgill air force base in tampa. obama defended his counterterrorism strategy and said his policies have minimized america's military footprint. new jersey governor chris christie's job approval is now tied for the second worst in the state's history. only 18% of registered voters surveyed in the poll approve of the republican's performance. democratic governor jim florio fell to 18% in 1990 after he signed tax increases.
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and according toking to the poll 48% believe that chris christie personally ordered the traffic jams on the george washington bridge. as we do every holiday season we are trying to bring you as many tree lightings from around the area as we possibly can. and so despite the rain there turnout at the ridley township tree lighting this evening. there were refreshments and entertainment from the ridley elementary school band. even santa claus was certainlily escorted to the tree to flip the switch, umbrella and all. still to come on action newr eagles score big off the field tonight. they get to play the role of santa's helpers to make some young dreams come true. and rocker jon bon jovi in philadelphia tonight to hand out an important award. tracking bitter cold air moving into the plains states. wind chills as low as 50 degrees
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below zero. some moving our way by the end of the week. how cold it will be here in the accuweather forecast. >> flyers, panthers lights and more when action news continues tonight.
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police in louisiana have announced an arrest in the alleged road rage killing of a former nfl player. officials in jefferson parish charged ronald gasser in the killing of joe mcknight last week. police say they got into an argument after one cut the other off. that's when investigators sagasser pulled his gun and fired three shots. mcknight was not armed. federal officials looking at whether a faulty refrigerator sparked a deadly warehouse fire in oakland, california. all 36 victims died of smoke
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inhalation. the sheriff's office said the victims knew they were going to die and were sending text messages to loved ones. fire fighters found several cell phones and investigators are analyzing photographs and video to put together a timeline. drivers in philadelphia should expect closures on a stretch of martin luther king drive. the streets department will close it to repair a failing wall along the river. no cars will be allowed on mlk between 9:00 in the morning and 3:00 in the afternoon, and again from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. the intermittent closures will last until january 20th. a first of its kind event took place at the eagles indoor practice facility in south philadelphia. nrg with the eagles hosted a robotics for students. they brought their best, but one could take the top prize. the winning team was tech fire
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from york, pennsylvania, and they will receive a $5,000 donation from nrg. the eagles having trouble on the field, but off the field, super bowl champions. a former famous eagle and others took youngsters on a shopping spree tonight. christie ileto was there. >> what are you getting? got some shoes? >> reporter: jordan hicks may be one of the eagles starting linebackers. but right now he and other eagles players are personal shoppers of sorts for deserving children from the leprechaun association. >> smiles on their face. i remember when i was a kid and stuff like this, brighten somebody's day. >> you know what you want? >> yeah. >> lead the way. >> reporter: each child received a $150 gift card for anything inside dick's sporting goods in cherry hill. >> i have this football. >> it's amazing, it's a blessing to let them walk around and pick
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things up and not worry about pricing. >> reporter: how you select these kids? >> our board members kind of -- there's a couple different groups around that we have been involved with already of, you know, young kids that could benefit from something like this. and we just kind of kick around which one we think would be better this year. >> reporter: this is the second year his foundation held this event. and this year's sports club is based in port richmond. >> a lot of the kids from the inner city. single parents. helps them out tremendously. it's a great experience for the kids. something -- a lifetime experience for these kids to actually get to go around and meet the players in person. >> i thought it was amazing. and awesome. >> reporter: eagles gear, particularly footballs, are some of the hottest items that the kids were walking away with. and along with helping the team the foundation also bought several items for women's abuse shelters in philadelphia. reporting in cherry hill, christie ileto. >> great event for this holiday
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season. this accuweather forecast is not necessarily a great event. >> it'll get you in the holiday spirit at the end of the week. you have to bundle up. set a fire in the fireplace. drink hot chocolate. tis the season. >> to be freezing. >> exactly. and we are certainly wet tonight. storm tracker 6 live double scan showing that we still have some lingering showers. they're beginning to taper off. not the steady, heavy rain we had earlier. right now the bulk of it heading across south jersey. even here, light to moderate rain. a little bit more moderate near trenton. philadelphia just showers. up and to the north the accumulating snow ended. but pockets of drizzle. and since temperatures are near freezing the national weather service extended that winter weather advisory for north hampton until 1:00 in the morning. a little bit icy situation up there. tannersville, 33, closer to home, philadelphia, 43 degrees. chester, 42.
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heading into south jersey, get close to the ocean, temperature reaches 48. atlantic city, 48 degrees. and delaware, 41. satellite 6 along with action radar showing we got a pretty good quick slug of moisture. generally about a half inch to three quarters of an inch of rain. continuing to push to the east and clouds are trying to break across central pennsylvania. but there's a lot of low level moisture. so what that means, we'll wake up with clouds, touch of drizzle. and then we'll gradually dry out through the day. i think we'll see a few breaks of sunshine in the afternoon. but generally clouds will be the rule. temperatures most of the day in the 40s. could touch 50 degrees by about 2:00. so brightening skis late in the afternoon. but more clouds than sunshine. high of 50 degrees. and temperatures step down. thursday, this arctic front moves through. more clouds and isolated shower. doesn't have a lot of moisture with it. 45 degrees the high. but behind it, there's plenty of
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cold air. friday, saturday, and sunday temperatures not climbing out of the 30s. friday and saturday, wind chills in the 20s. with an isolated shower or maybe even a flurry possible in the afternoon. some instability showers. so the exclusive accuweather seven day forecast. tomorrow, improving as we head through the day. drizzle, lots of clouds in the morning. some breaks of sunshine by the afternoon. temperatures, a couple degrees above normal. 50 degrees. on thursday, that arctic front moves through, bringing us clouds, limited sunshine. a possibility of a couple of showers. and i don't think we'll see widespread rain. 45 degrees. and then the bottom drops out friday, saturday, and sunday. temperatures only in the 30s. 39 degrees on friday. we'll have wind gusts up to about 35 miles per hour. so the morning wind chills in the teens and 20s when you step outside friday morning. it's really just as cold on saturday. 37 degrees and sunday winds
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really not a factor. but it will cloud up. it will be cold. 39 degrees. bundle up if you're ed hadding to the eagles game. and late sunday night our next system will pull in. overnight it could begin as a brief mix. but generally this will be pulling in a lot of mild air. so mainly another rain event with a high of 50 degrees. tuesday, seasonably chilly with a high of 46 degrees. but mount pocono tonight, 5 inches of snow. and they'll be able to make tons of snow at the ski resorts over the weekend. that'll put the skiers in the spirits. children at university city in philadelphia enjoyed an early holiday celebration tonight. student volunteers from the university of pennsylvania served up pizza slices to skids. after food and fun they lined up for a chance to chat with you know who and receive a present. this season the police athletic league will bring holiday cheer like this to more than a
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thousand youngsters.
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there will be a change for the temple university football program. >> once again looking for a new head football coach. matt rhule flirted are leaving the school a year ago. he was a hot coaching prospect, and today matt rhule accepted a job at baylor. he guided the owls to back-to-back ten win seasons, making him an attractive candidate. he led the school to the first conference championship in 49 years. at baylor, joins a power five conference. but they have had problems off the field. baylor has been dealing with several sexual assault scandals involving football players. temple's athletic director is searching for a replacement. he's appreciative of all that he has done. >> i want to thank matt and julie, their family, for everything they did for temple. they did an incredible job of continuing the evolution of this program and making it more and more competitive and putting us on the national scene. >> he's doing what's best for
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his family. so extremely excited. >> this is part of the process. we win games, stuff gets better, coaches get opportunities to better their life and their family. it's perfectly fine. >> to the eagles as they prepare for washington on sunday. stench of that bengals loss still lingers. many question if they gave max effort in the game. defensive coordinator schwartz had an interesting answer to that. >> when it's all said and done, we have to take the most pride in our effort. and sometimes there might be a difference between effort and energy. it's hard to have energy when you're down 29-0. it's not hard to have effort. >> to the ice. it's been a while since the flyers reeled off five wins in a row, march of 2014 to be precise. tonight on the line at home against the panthers. wynn wayne simmons, two goals sunday night, two more tonight. deflection in the second period,
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saturday. >> all right. the 14th annual thomas jefferson university gala took place in center city, philadelphia. rock legend jon bon jovi presented this year's award of merit to bill mcdermott. he has received numerous awards for civic leadership including city year's idealist of the year. tonight he was singled out by thomas jefferson university. jimmy kimmel live next, followed by nightline. jimmy's guests, ryan seacrest, zoe deutsche, and music. action news continues at 4:30 with meteorologist david murphy and karen rogers with traffic. for the entire action news team, i'm jim gardner. good night. >> action news is sponsored in part by...
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