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>> good afternoon, the big story on "action news" is breaking right now. former congressman chaka fattah has been sentenced to ten years
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in prison in his federal corruption case. >> the philadelphia democrat must surrender by january 25 to start serving his time. katherine scott spoke is to fattah and joins us live from center city. >> reporter: rick and sarah, chaka fattah left the courtroom after being sentenced to ten years in prison. he expressed gratitude toward family and friends reiterating that when he addressed the court in sentencing. the proceeding happened inside the courtroom. the courtroom was packed. let's go to video of the former pennsylvania corningman leaving the court -- congressman leaving the courthouse, he was convicted on racketeering conspiracy and money laundrying. the judge said what's so
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astonishing the extent and duration of the criminal conduct that he abused the trust placed in him time and time again. he was sentenced to ten years and ordered to pay $600,000 in in restitution. he got below the sentencing guidelines. the lawyer argued it was not a hiccup, but not a moment in time, but moment after moment, decision and after. it erodes the confident the public has. he said fattah showed no remorse. we talked to ten witnesses who spoke about the good the man did over the years. fattah said he has regrets, and grateful for his legal team and
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family and helping tens of millions of people. this is what he said when he left court. >> i want to thank all the witnesses who stepped forward and over 200 people who wrote letters to the court on my behave, this is a circumstance in which now the court has made a determination of this phase of the process has come to a conclusion, again, i want to thank my legal team and i want to thank the support of my family. >> he abused his position in congress to benefit himself rather than his constituents and engained -- enengaged in final activity for his own benefit. >> a big presidential recount in pennsylvania has been blocked by the federal judge.
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in view of the electronic voting machines. the attorney argued that the machines may have been hacked. the attorney for the trump said it's highly unlikely. the judge recounted the recount bid this morning. >> a new jersey state trooper killed in the line of duty is being laid to rest. trooper frankie williams died last week in a head on crash on route 55. nora muchanic is following the tribute and standing by with the latest, nora. >> reporter: rick, it's a sad day in atlantic city we're in front of boardwalk hall where the wake and funeral are being held this morning from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. it was friends and family, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. it is law enforcement members who are coming through the doors here heading into the room where the casket ask at the front of the hall they are paying their respects to the family. hundreds of new jersey state troopers stood in the rain on
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the boardwalk in atlantic city and silently entered boardwalk hall to pay their respects to their fallen brother 31-year-old trooper frankie williams of egg harbor township. >> it's almost inconsolable grief on the part of organization, this is the 4th member we've lost in 18 months him he was on the job 11 months, a model trooper, a model recruit someone cut down in the most productive wonderful time of his life is horrible. >> reporter: williams was killed in a violent head on crash on route 55 in millville while responding to a reports of a car radically driving. that is what crossed the median and hit him head on. >> he meant everything to me, no matter what he always had my back. it's unbelievable the type of
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guy he was. >> it's a huge event, but it's to be there for the family first and foremost and be there for the officers, as well. today officers from all over the country along with friends, co-workers and family are remembering frankie williams and wanted to be a trooper his whole life and married his childhood sweetheart in september. >> he was the kind of guy his smile was contagious, he was a good person. >> reporter: back here on the boardwalk you're looking at the monitors on the boardwalk. they have frankie's picture on the monitor. the funeral services are about to start now, cameras are not allowed inside at the request of the family. you can see the pictures of frankie williams and his life. burial services are after the memorial, those are private.
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nora muchanic channel 6 "action news." >> a developing story out of northeast philadelphia where a suspect was shot and killed during an attempt to serve a warrant this morning. federal marshalls with the help of philadelphia police were attempting to serve the warrant along the 1300 block of hellerman street. the suspect was wanted for a shooting over the summer. investigators say the suspect pulled a weapon on the agent who was trying to arrest him. the agent fired his own weapon killing the suspect. an "action news" crew is on the scene gathering more information on the story. we'll bring you updates on "action news" at 4:00 p.m. one person has died in a crash on the atlantic city expressway in pleasantville. a honda driver was killed when the vehicle slammed into the back of a new jersey transit bus going westbound at 5:00 a.m. the bus had already dropped off his last passenger, the bus driver was not hurt. state police are trying to figure out what caused the collision. police are questioning several people over a deadly attack on a 17-year-old in west
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philadelphia. the victim was standings at the corner of 60th and market when he was shot several times just after midnight. investigators believe two different people fired at the victim, he was being targeted for some reason. police are looking for a white suv that fled the scene. turning to accuweather now, after a morning full of rain and sleet, the skies are finally drying out. as we look live sky6 live hd at the ben franklin bridge. this morning it is mainly cloudy and breezy, but temperatures on the mild side, but it's only temporary. meteorologist david murphy outside tracking the latest conditions, david. >> reporter: thankfully all the overnight rain that spilled into a good portion of the rush hour this morning, storm tracker 6 live showing most of us are drying out. if you're down the shore there are light sprinkles and showers popping through. you might be dealing with that for another hour, hour and a half. the wide view shows you cloud
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cover in the western half of pennsylvania. there's a chance the thicker stuff back in state college gets on through. over the next 2, 3 hours we might turn sunshine into play. 45 degrees, better than this morning, but chilly. allentown, 36. 39 in reading. there's a breeze coming up from the southwest returning at 12 miles per hour if you're heading out this afternoon i suggest jackets and maybe gloves if you're going to be out for a while, because it's damp anne chilly. 50 degrees by 2:00 p.m. we expect to improve by 51 at 3:00 p.m. for the high. 49 by 4:00 p.m., 44 by 6:00 p.m. by 10:00 p.m. we'll be in the mid 30s and going for a low around 32 by dawn tomorrow. check out the temperatures north and west of us, this is well up in canada and alaska, everybody is below zero all the way up to fairbanks, alaska.
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that colder air will moderate, as it heads in our direction is on the way to the northeast. while you see nice seasonable numbers in philadelphia and cincinnati and memphis, colder air is on the way. it arrives wednesday night and thursday and stays with us until friday night. i'll let you know how low we go and eye-popping windchills organ thursday. rick you were right enjoy the day while you got it. >> i'm always right -- [laughter]. snowy conditions caused a plane to skid off the runway in detroit. it got stuck in snow and mud. nobody was hurt, but crews had to spend hours towing the plane away. donald trump has tapped john kelly to head up the homeland security as congress investigates the cia assessment
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that russia played a role in the election. president-elect trump called the claims ridiculous, u.s. intelligence said russia directed the hacking in hopes of giving mr. trump around advantage. now there will be a bipartisan investigation into the kremlin's act tiferlts leading up to -- activities leading up to election day. more high school students are graduating in camden. 70% of students graduated from camden high schools that's up 49% in 2012. last year's dropout rate was 12% down 9% in four years time. this change comes less than three years after the beginning of the camden commitment. the school district's plan to provide better opportunities for students in the city. >> philadelphia mayor jim kenny is taking part in the preschool
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directive. because of the phl pre-k initiative this school will expand to 90 students in january. it is expected to be paid for through funds collected from the beverage tax. >> still to come on "action news" at noon, police are searching for the criminals who stole a million dollars in gold during a daring heist in france. >> dozen of hotel guests wake up to find their ski resort on fire. meteorologist david murphy has the bitter cold forecast later this week in the accuweather forecast, when "action news" continues in just a moment. (man) my dad and i have the same eyes.
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this morning while serving a search warrant in georgia. investigators say a drug task force raided a home overnight and shot a man inside. police killed the suspect. one of the wounded officers was rushed into surgery. the other treated and released from the hospital. today marks a somber anniversary in orlando, florida him it's been 6 months since the
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shooting massacre that killed 49 people at the pulse nightclub. mourners had a moment of silence at the moment the gunman opened fire. he was shot and killed by police. more than 100 hotel guests had to scramble out of a burning ski resort in michigan. firefighters cruised ladders to get everyone down -- used lartsdz to -- ladders to get everyone down from the higher floors. the fire chief said the fire is suspicious. a daring heist unfolded in france today, four men were able to steal gold worth 1 $.5 million. the criminals were operating in multiple cars they surrounded an armor truck and forced it off the highway. they locked up the two deliver men in the back of the truck. the suspect set fire to their
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own car and took off. a sheriff's deputy is being hailed a hero after saving a baby at a tax collectors office. the deputy sprung into action while the 15-month-old stopped breathing while his mother was holding. >> i thought i was going to break him. infant cpr is more delicate than an adult. he said a little prayer while he was holding the baby, he believes it was a miracle that he could help the child survive. a new york city family created a festive scene with reindeer rocking out to holiday music on the upper east side. the resident said jingle bells is blasting on repeat from 7:00 a.m. to midnight. else seeking an injunction that
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would force the display to be shut down. still ahead on "action news" at noon, move over cyber monday there's a new day or online discounts we'll explain why many retailers are offering big deals today. coming up at 12:30 we'll take you the first of its kind exhibit at the barnes foundation exploring history through photography.
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>> a decision by several oil producers could lead to higher gas prices. 11 producers who are not members
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of opec have agreed to cut production by half a million barrels a day. they hope to raise oil prices by limiting supply. opec decided to reduce it's daily output. it could stabilize the market by next year. we have black friday and cyber monday. now there's another made up shopping eventful weekend today is green monday. retailers noticed an up tick in spending on the second monday in december. many retailers such as as banana republic and amazon are offering discounts on their website throughout the day. the nation is launching the biggest study on brain injuries on young athletes. it will track concussion in two dozen sports from soccer to
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football. researchers believe it's going to be a step toward a national data base in brain injuries in children. >> the "action news" team is out working on stories tonight at 4:00 p.m. today we'll break down the deals that will save you the most money. penn state is going to the rose bowl and video of a wife surprising her husband with tickets to the big game is going viral. we'll show you how she managed to surprise you and the emotional reaction. >> david murphy will have the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast when "action news" comes right back. breo is for adults with asthma not well controlled on a long-term asthma control medicine, like an inhaled corticosteroid.
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is here with a closer look at
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the workweek forecast anne later this week it's going to feel like winter. >> reporter: a parkas, if you don't have one, get one, sarah. >> rick is getting me one, he doesn't know it. >> not a parka a parking spot. >> >> reporter: green monday for sarah. a little bit of rain down to the south. i'll give you a closer look at this in a second. we're looking live on our new sky 6 camera at city hall looking at the city christmas tree. it was wet when we were showing you this shot on the morning show, at least it's dry. temperatures are starting to improve, too, traffic getting by okay. down the shore we have showers, the heaviest just cleared cape may county. looks like everything else back there is fairly light. so damp for another hour or so down the shosh. down the shore.
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showers should pull off the coast. winds west southwest at 12 miles per hour. a little breezy, but better than the morning commute. 36 in allentown. 39 in reading, 45 in transmit, philadelphia, wilmington, a little bit milder down south we wind up with a few milder numbers down south by the time we're done. in terms of the rain, future tracker 6 things between now and 2:00 p.m. most of this should be off the coast, if you have a sprinkle it will be light. we'll see the clouds break up on the model, accuweather feels there's a shot of returning sun into the picture before the end of afternoon. in the lehigh valley we had morning ice and rain now it's out thereof. no longer any threat of frozen pamples on -- patches on roads. mainly cloudy is at the shore, 52 degrees. if philadelphia we'll go for a high of 51. clouds eventually giving way to sun if everything breaks just right there will be a chilly
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breeze out of the southwest at 10 to 20 miles per hour. it's jacket and coat weather today. overnight tonight, partly cloudy skies, cold, 32 in philadelphia. some suburbs in the upper 20s and winds dieing off a little bit, but still noble at 7 to -- noticeable at 7 to 14 miles per hour. temperatures, as we look at the mid atlantic region are chilly along the east coast. up in the 30s buffalo and the freezing mark in binghamton, new york. see all this pinning off to the north and west that's colder air that's on the way here behind a cold front wednesday night. as we look at the wide view. it's 2 degrees in bismarck, north dakota. it's not going to be that cold, but we'll see the temperatures dip into the 20s for highs. when you factor in strong winds we're looking at severe windchills wednesday night into thursday and thursday night, as well. in philadelphia, we'll have windchills making it feel from zero up to 10.
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negative 10 in allentown and 15 below in the poconos. that again is wednesday night into thursday. 51 is the high. sun to clouds on tuesday, 43 a flurry at night. mostly cloudy on wednesday, 42. there you see a drop in temperatures, 26 thursday, 25 friday. severe windchills. friday night into saturday morning there could snow before it changes over to rain. >> okay be thank you. thanks for nothing. [laughter]. >> quick break more news when we return. stay with us. >> hello again, here some of
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the stories we're following on "action news" at 12:0 p.m. former philadelphia congressman chaka fattah sentenced to a decade behind bars for his corruption conviction. state troopers say goodbye to their own after a traffic accident. now, the details on the developing story, former philadelphia congressman chaka fattah could be spending much of the next decade in jail. the once powerful democrat was sentenced to ten years in prison for a racketeering scheme that included


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