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lawrence liberties, he walked up and walk add way with three of four packages on the front step left by ups. >> it's a bold move 4:20 p.m. broad daylight. >> daniel did not realize they were missing until two days later until she saw the tracking. one was a christmas gift she purchased the others she took were coat donations for kids. >> it was disappointing, because i knew the packages weren't things i bought. when i found out what was in the boxes, i realize that three less kids are getting a coat now. she is collecting winter gear from friends on social media. she is giving them to needy children in south philadelphia. >> it's a huge bummer, luckily
for me the company i ordered from replaced it no questions asked. but the other companies were not willing to send the items out for free. >> look at the suspect, tan boots and black skull cap and a distinct backpack. chevy postd this on the community page and got an immediate responsible for the neighbors. >> he was almost immediately royced by five or six people that were also victims of his package theft or people that witnessed him and tried to get the police there. >> so far nobody has been abe to get the police there quite fast new and chevy saw the guy twice wearing the exact same clothes but could not get police to respond in time to make the arrest. she is also trying to figure out how to replace the donated coats
that he took. live in northern liberties, i'm sara bloomquist, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. comedian bill cosby was back in court as his lawyers tried to get more than a dozen accusers claims thrown out. the action cam was there as cosby left court an hour ago. cosby wants to have 13 women thrown out. where he stands for charges of molesting andrea constand. cosby's lawyers say that the accounts are irrelevant and some old unreliable and impossible to defend against. local republicans reflected on donald trump victory in pennsylvania today. he spoke to the media in northeast philadelphia. he says it was a well executed strategy that turned pennsylvania red. >> donald trump and mike pence's
commitment to visiting the keystone state. led them to victory. voters believed in his message of more jobs and fewer taxes and a better health care system for all. >> meantime the transition process continues, today trump confirmed his pick for secretary of state, exxon mobil ceo, rex tillerson. and rick perry to be tapped for commune secretary. markets closed up across the board today. as the dow jones inches closer to a major milestone. stocks soared as investors keep their eye on the meeting, fed chairman janet yellen is expected to talk about the
meeting. close to topping 20,000, the nasdaq jumped 52 and the s&p 14. if you thought today was cold wait until tomorrow. we could be dealing with dangerously frigid conditions over the next few days. sky 6 hd looking at the ben franklin bridge, a mostly cloudy day and temperatures in the 40s and a rush of bitterly cold air is heading our way with a wintry mix of snow and ice as we head into the weekend. lets get all the chilly details from cecily tynan at the "action news" big board. how low will we go? >> windchills on thursday generally in the single digits. it will feel a lot colder than today. 45 is the normal high for this time of year, we are about where we should be. and there is a weak disturbance pulling through that is bringing snow showers to the poconos. double scan live radar showing that there is a weak cold front moving in and that is producing
snow showers in the poconos. low pressure off the carolinas and between the two we are in a zone that is sinking air and most of that moisture will no the make it into philadelphia. mainly just getting clouds. but the cold air is waiting in the wings. right now international falls, the windchill 14 degrees below zero and this air mass is moving our way and moving into during the early morning hours on thursday. it will be here thursday, and be here on friday. we are talking about 60 hours below freezing. you will want to dress in layers, put the hat and gloves on and bring the pets inside. and they need a warm place to stay as well. disconnect your hoses and bring your pets in so they don't freeze. we'll talk bay messy mix coming
in. >> thank you. the temple owls are set to name their new head coach. jeff collins from the florida gators tapped for the position after, matt rhule announced he is going to baylor in texas. he played in western carolina and spent most of his coaching clear in the southeast. the news comes on a big day. the owls take on the wildcats on the basketball courts. they are ranked the best in the country. jaime apody is live now with a preview. >> reporter: hey guys, that is right. the defending national champs, 10-0, but you know might be that their crosstown rival could be their toughest opponent yet. lets talk about this. after all it's not just a chance for the owls to upset the top team if the nation but also for
them to win the big five championship. temple 7-3 but both of these teams undefeated in city play. and the big five crown is a big deal around here. >> we are talked about it yes, three big five games so far and we have done okay, now play villanova, arguably the best team in the country. they certainly were the best team last year and have not lost yet. so they have it going on. >> if it happened at the end of the year that is something we'd be proud of but we try not to think about that because it doesn't help us with temple. we have to beat them. >> now, you'll see temple warming up behind me, something interesting here is that history can be made tonight. villanova could be the first team ever to have their senior class go their entire four year
careers without losing a big five game. should nova beat temple tonight, those seniors, chris jenkins and josh hart are 15-0 in their careers in the big five. season that crazy? i'll have more coming up at the pavilion, live before villanova and temple for the city supremacy. >> great. >> exciting thank you. time now for a check of our "action news" traffic report tonight. lets take it live to matt pellman and see how things are rolling. >> hey guys we are not having a ball here this evening, northbound side of the resolution-you may be lucky at 5 miles per hour come ago way from the execution from this point approaching broad street, accident on the shoulder and police on the scene, it's extra heavy in the normally heavy spot on the northbound side of the boulevard extension. the disabled vehicle on 95 southbound by cotman cleared out of the way and still 16 miles
per hour coming south of wood haven and typical slow spots on the schuylkill expressway and watching a crash in new london, chester county shutting down 96, newark road and stick with lieu visville as an alternate. there was a crash approaching landsdale off to the side and slow coming north of plymouth meeting and new jersey, just 4 miles per hour from the corrector the construction was to end at 5:00 and the still going on. >> thank you. more ahead on "action news" at 5:00 it was the deadliest fire in a decade. now they wrap up their investigation in northern california. why they are working on figuring out the cause of fire. health check tonight. the new study shows bargains are good for your wallet and brains as well. that and more when "action news" comed right back.
angeles with more on the day's developmented. >> reporter: rick and monica, today's oakland's fire chief explain that certain facilities are required to have an inspection and this warehouse was not one of them and no one apply ford a permit for a special event or tenent improvement that under the current system would have triggered an inspection. >> with expecters moving on fire experts now focused on finding what exactly started it. >> the electrical system is part of the analysis, and the investigation is still ongoing though. >> this city doing some soul searching on how to prevent another tragedy like this. the oakland fire chief revealing saying that no record of this address being expected by fire officials key spite multiple complaints and artists were living illegally and an
electronics show was going on that night. >> we don't expect vacant buildings only active businesses. >> first responders holding a vigil paying their respects where over days they painstakingly recovered the victims. >> we stand with you in your loss and memorials have moved close toward the scene and the community getting a better look. this father traveling to utah to document the site of his 24-year-old son, edward lapines final days. >> it's tough that i will never see him again and i want to see where he died and came to believe where he thought he would have a good time. >> the city is working through more records to figure out if the warehouse was ever crute nuysed. there is no exact date for when the fire investigation will be done and findings will be used in the criminal probe. channel 6 "action news."
>> thank you. now to a consumer alert about a popular kitchen product that can break and potentially hurt you and your family. 8 million cuisinaret food processers are recalled because of metal pieces getting into the food it starts with producted sold last year including machines sold 20 years ago and 22 models are affected. for more information go to 6abc.com and the 6 abc app. president obama signed the 21st century cures act into law and makes new investments into the opioid epidemic and puts more money into joe biden's movement to find a cure for cancer. and teenagers may be avoiding the lure of illicit drugs than we previously thought.
it shows that usionage is the lowest it has been since the 1990 as and the lone exception seems to be marijuana where the use is steady. and after a burst of popularity, vaping may be on its way down as well. >> holiday shopping is in full swing and the only thing better than getting a perfect gift is how you feel when you do it. good for your wallet and also good for your brain. like hitting a target or goal you really want. >> it feels like a victory and that lights up the reward centers in our brains and reinforces that activity and we are more likely to do it again. >> dr. scott bay says that shopping is a feel good phenomenon called intermittent reinforcement. and it sends chemicals to the
brain and we start the process all over again. one london firm is offering to actually pay someone for their expertise in emojis. they need an emoji translator to decode how they translate across cultures and languages, more than 100 people from around the world have applied for the job and the position is freelanced and your pay would be based on how many emojis you translate and there is an online test to find a fit for the job and the person selected has their first assignment. a man wants to translate emojis into a diary for his children. also coming up how nasa says these swamp sat lates will make hurricane forecasting more accurate. and 12 days to go until christmas, we want to see how you are lighting up the holidays, send us your best
nasa is hoping tiny satellites like this one will help improve hurricane forecasting tomorrow the agency will release these satellites into orbit and measure near surface ocean winds and typhoons to help determine where the storm is headed next. >> cyber safety was is the topic of discussion in delaware county and jack we'llan was one of top officials on hand at newman university this morning. the program focused on communication and social media and how to use it safely and how to use their own precautions online. teens helping other teens avoid drugs that is the idea behind a new peer to peer video contest at abington high school in montgomery county. bruce beamer gave awards of four winners of the public service announcement contest. they beat teen entries state
white and then all the kids got to enjoy a pizza party. and a bus load of murals and quotations are giving riders a look at the incredible lives in center city. the newly decorate the 47 bus was unveiled in franklin square and tells the story of artists and others with artwork inside and outside of the bus. the mural arts program in philadelphia is the biggest in the country. a pennsylvania lottery player made a big donation to those in need. someone dropped a winning instant ticket into a salvation army red kettle in eerie, it was worth $1,000. salvation army says they have seen donations from winning tickets before and never this big and the donor remained anonymous. still to come on "action news" at 5:00, we'll check the accuweather forecast. it's a pretty picture tonight but also a chilly one.
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will feel like it. >> right now not that bad, seasonable temperatures, but double scan live radar showing it looks like winter in the poconos, light snow showers near lake harmony and mt. pocono. it should not amount to much maybe a coating to an inch in the higher elevations as the system swings through. 44 was our high, 45 is the average high. philadelphia 43 right now and trenton and wilmington 40 and cape may 41 and allentown and reading 38 degrees. what a difference a year makes though. today's high 44 and tomorrow 42 thursday is when the high plummets to 24 degrees but this time period last year, we had record warmth, 71, 70 and 69. record el niño last year a completely different weather pattern now. satellite 6 along with action radar showing a cold front i'm
tracking right now just pushing into the poconos, we have low pressure down to the south. that moves to the east and what means that the front as it pulls through kind of falls apart. future tracker 6 showing at 10:30 perhaps a few snow flurries up across the lehigh valley. and 3:00 in the morning could get a sprinkle or flurry and nothing more than that. and tomorrow morning the sunshine is back and tomorrow should be a nice december day. good amount of sunshine and clouds cropping up in the after hoon. and winds are light and temperatures on the cool side. 42 degrees, 3 degrees below normal. but overall a decent day, especially compared to what moves in on thursday. the arc tuck front will move through late wednesday night probably around midnight and temperatures falling into the low 20s and winds gusting 30 to 40 miles per hour that means thursday morning the windchills zero to 10 degree, you'll want to pile on the layers on thursday. the five-day at 5:00 showing a nice day 42 degrees and
increasing clouds and thursday biting winds and flurries, 34 and then the winds diminish and not as brutal on friday. and saturday a storm system cuts to the west and that means that the precipitation starts as snow but then changes over to ice before a gradual change ore to plain rain and behind that system sunday mild with periods of rain and 55. we'll talk more about saturday in the seven-day forecast. back to you. >> quick break and more news when we come right back. stay with us. (man) my dad and i have the same eyes.
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donald trump latest announce the about his team. he tapped rex tillerson and his confirmation is far from assured. karen travers live from d.c. with more on that. karen -- >> tonight donald trump is in wisconsin for a rally another stop his post election thank you tour, but today as trump tower a steady stream of notable guests stopping by to meet with the president-elect. are they legitimate meeting but perhaps a way to distract from the criticism he is facing over his cabinet picks. president-elect donald trump coming downstairs for a morning photo-op with kanye west. >> a good man. >> and microsoft founder bill gates. >> we had a good conversation
about innovation and how to help in health and innovation and impact on foreign aid and energy, and a wide ranging conversation about the power of innovation. >> trump sat down with former nfl star, ray lewis and football legend, jim brown, who admits he did not vote for trump but wants to work with him to help african-american communities. >> the reception we got was fantastic. >> the tour of celebrities comes as donald trump announced rex tillerson as his pick to secretary of state. he doesn't bring military or government experience but as the head of one of the most valuable traded oil companies he brokered major deals and deep ties to russian president, vladimir putin. the pair seen here having a
champagne toast. >> we have invested money in russia successfully. >> some expressing concerns about tillerson's potential conflict of interest. his direction on russia would be different than the one the senate is with willing to go. >> but even those lawmakers that raise flags about tillerson says he deserves a fair and thorough confirmation hearing facing tough questions from democrats and republicans. karen traverers, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. now to developments from war torn syria, rebels reached a cease fire deal to evacuate from eastern aleppo. and russia's u.n. ambassador confirm that all military action has stopped. months of heavy fighting followed by massive killings by government forces flushing out the final few blocks has all but destroyed the city.
today citizens carried what few belonging they had left. and now the u.n. calling for the wa draw of opposition fighters. tennessee officials estimate that the deadly wild fires caused more than $500 million in damage. the wild fires in the gatlinburg area killed 14 people and 25 structures were destroyed including 2100 homes, there was no way to control the fire because of extreme gusts of more than 85 miles per hour. and two juveniles face arson charges in connection to the wild fires. world news tonight will have more on the deadly wild fires and president-elect donald trump's transition into the white house. watch that tonight at 6:30 following "action news" at 6:00. >> three people charged in connection with a body found near the mann center will go back to trial in june.
today they waived their preliminary hearing they are accused of kidnapping and killing toy bryant. his body was found handcuffed and stabbed in fairmount park, they believed that he owed them $800 and was killed when she couldn't pay them. >> three men are recovering after being shot in west philadelphia. it happened at the store at 15th and delancy, two 24-year-old men and and another man believed to be in his 20s were all shot in the legs, they are in stable condition and it's not clear if the men were the intended targets, the search for the shooter or shooters continues. a woman armed with a gun targeted a wawa in rhawnhurst and philadelphia police hope that the public recognize her in surveillance video released today. it happened at 10:00 a.m. on the 80 hundred block of roosevelt
boulevard. and the woman walked up to the register and threatened to shoot the employee unless he handed over money. the woman ran out without hurting anyone. a man with a knife held up a 7-eleven in merion township and got away with cash, it happened on the 1400 block of city avenue. the man walked in and began threaten the clerk way knife and took money and ran across city avenue. the clerk was not injured. more than a dozen dogs rescued in delaware are ready for new homes, we first told you about the dogs found in poor condition at a property in georgetown in november. and three of them will be available for adoption tomorrow. officials are looking for experienced foster families to take the other 10 dogs and retrain them. can you can't the brandywine valley spca. a group of students with a passion for cooking let them put their newly acquired skills to
the test today. the 14 week program has more than 100 hours of training and hands on experience an. but it's more about the food. >> i have seen them start from day one and be really nervous and also 14 weeks layer put out amazing food and have confidence to be successful. >> today the program participanted took the practice exams and they had to prepare a three course meal and were graded on several criteria. >> there is a lot of stress and learning and a lot of you know, dedication you have to put into it. come in with confident and learn as much as you can. be a spring. >> he eventually wants to run his own restaurant. if santa's sleigh gets too stuffed he can hitch a ride on a septa bus instead. it won't look like any ordinary
bus. a fleet of workers transformed buses into enormous christmas replicas. check out the inside of the buses as withle. all part of septa's annual decoration competition and our own matt pellman was on hand to judge the finished product. >> which was your favorite? he was here now. >> he just wanted a free ride. >> imagine if a bus like that came to pick you up. it was really neat and so many good ones, all the employees donate their time to decorate the buses, they will be on display at dillworth park on saturday afternoon. getting your bus or sleigh into new jersey tonight it's pretty normal at the walt whitman bridge southbound you don't want to use the purpose took connecter bridge from bucks to burlington county. that is running late so just 7 miles per hour coming in from pennsylvania. again use the burlington bristol
bridge even route 1, or i-95 and the scudder falls bridge as an alternate. and a vehicle broke on the northbound side of the walt whitman bridge and that is off to the side, that is a normal afternoon on the schuylkill, normal with speeds around 5 miles per hour. this is the vine street expressway right by the schuylkill, normally jammed up here at this hour, it will close tonight at 11:00 for more overnight construction. and also joining in the construction party tonight lincoln drive southbound inbound that shuts overnight starting at 8:00. stay local through east falls and the southbound boulevard and the mlk inbound closes at 7:00 and limokiln pike closes for a project. >> thank you matt. fellow passengers said they couldn't believe their eyes so they grabbed their cell phones and started filming, a strange sight on a delta flight when a
woman was dragged off a flight. temple university has a new football coach tonight and ducis rogers has more on jeff collins coming up in sports. and brutally cold air in green bay, 14 below in international falls. we'll chat about when the arctic air moves in and a messy beginning of the week. >> lot of good news there. those stories and more when "action news" continues tonight.
a woman traveler was dragged off a delta flight for refusing to follow boarding procedures, this video shows her being dragged of the plane and she refused to get up from her seat and delta employees removed her. she will be arrested and charged. the suspected pizza gate country man faces more serious charges tonight after firing a rifle in a washington, d.c. restaurant. 28-year-old edgar madison welch allegedly fired several time
while investigating a site of child trafficking even though there was no evidence a trafficking ring and fortunately nobody was hurt. ducis is here and the temple owls have new head coach tonight. >> it's the week they found their man. he has no head coaching experience and the fourth straight coach that temple hired with no head coaching experience but temple sees something they like in jeff colins and pat craft said as soon as i met with jeff i knew he was the right coach at the right time for temple. collins spend the last two seasons as florida's defensive coordinator, the defense was ranked in the top ten nationally and before that mississippi state. the school has called a news conference tomorrow at the center at 11:00 a.m. delaware is getting a new head football coach, danny rocco is hired. he led richmond to three state bowls and rocco will be introduced tomorrow afternoon at
1:00. >> now to college basketball, big five basketball games are huge and this one is no different. number one villanova is set to host temple at the pavilion, jaime apody is standing by live with the preview. >> reporter: not only is villanova number one but also 10-1 10-0. there is something special about these city rivalries. >> it's so special to the fab rib of philadelphia and to the sports fabric of philadelphia and people get into it and here is an opportunity that we have as an a temple university mens basketball program to go out to the pavilion and play a number one ranked team in the country. if you don't like this, you got to check your saliva here. it's pretty cool. >> they are easy to get to that
is really cool, you don't have to travel and easy to get home from. and they are incredibly competitive and great electricity in the building and a lots of times you play them in november or early december and you can watch the games on tv and they don't have the electricity. we play the big five games it's like a game in the ncaa tournament with the electricity in the building. >> there you see villanova's 2016 national championship banner hanging in the rafters and the owls already knocked off two ranked teams but should nova win their senior class will go their entire college history as not losing a big five game. jaime apody, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. to the ice, the flyers have been a thing of beauty lately.
tomorrow night they try to be a perfect 10, they are looking for the 10th victory in a row. they practice in voorhees and tomorrow they visit colorado. the current nine game win streak is their longest since 1995. >> we don't really look at history or whatever. we just kind of go up and play the game. and see what happens and put together a good run here but i think we just kind of take it on a game by game basis. >> the flyers have certainly caught fire and with the eagles performing as poorly as they are, more attention will be placed on them. >> as they should. plenty of goodwill at a special holiday party in pennsauken, new jersey, today. goodwill of southern new jersey sponsored the annual party for the clients, mostly families dealing with adversity or a disability. the jolly old elf had gifts for
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>> and a partridge in a pear tree -- >> as we look at stormtracker 6 live double scan he is singing -- in the region we have snow showers up towards the poconos, most of that will fall apart as it sinks down to the south and anyone is fair game tonight for a quick flurry or sprinkle as the cold front passes through, west of philadelphia and not going to amount to anything. temperature-wise, we are normal today around the 40 degree mark. 38 in the lehigh valley. 40 in trenton at the atlantic city airport and the poconos the only spot at this hour below the freezing point. the wedge of sunshine earlier today and clouds increase with the front to the north and west and most of this precipitation, in the form of snow working well to the north and west and a storm developing just off the carolinas and that will move off the coast and we are between the two systems kind of in the ripoff zone you have rising air
here and there and sinking air in between the two. mostly cloudy for tonight and you could see a floating flurry or a quick sprinkle and 28 in the suburbs and 38 for center city and a cold typical december night here. as we get into wednesday, we are between systems and sun tomorrow to start. and clouds enter the sky late in the day from the west ahead of the arctic fronts and seasonably chilly and upper 30s to the north and west and 41 in mill shrill and we lose a couple of degrees today with the front that comes through. and then we track the more potent front that arrives here just after midnight on wednesday into early thursday morning. behind that it opens the door of arctic air as we plunge with high temperatures in the low to mid-20s, on thursday afternoon, winds from the west northwest and winds 15 to 25 miles per hour sustained. to 40 miles per hour, and we
track windchills hour by hour from early in the morning to early in the evening, can you see it drop off from the morn to afternoon and it feels like the single digits all afternoon late morning on thursday around here even lower than the numbers up towards the lehigh valley and the poconos. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast 42 tomorrow and sun with clouds late and a biting wind and flurries and a snow squall up to the lehigh valley up to 24. and brutally cold, warm air comes in over the weekend and in order to kick out the arctic air, we'll develop a storm, and we'll see snow breaking out area wide after midnight on friday, then it changes over to a period of sleet and freezing rain before it goes over to rain during the day on saturday, and the biggest mixing concern is the northwestern suburbs and the question is how much snow before the mix and how long before the
mix occurs and it could be dicey around here and once it flips to rain for everybody we'll have periods of rain for the rest of the weekend and mild in fact, 55 on sunday and anything that does fall in the form of snow or ice will quickly melt here by the second half of the weekend and it turns colder behind that and highs tumbling into the 30s, first we go through the brutal cold and a wintry mix to start our weekend. >> thank you adam. >> the tech world and iphone users are talking about the more than 100 new emojis are availableable to use. the new software update officially launched by apple. it includes a wilder range of professions and emotions and foods. iphone users can download the new additions by downloading the new software, that could be one reason why the new shrug emoji, that is why it was probably created. , everybody.
right now jim gardner and the "action news" team is standing by with these stories next at 6:00. >> the search is on for a thief that swiped boxes off a porch and the items inside of those boxes were meant for the less fortunate. a jackson couple need to know what is going on after two of their beagles sick with rat poisoning. i'm nora muchanic i'll have the story next at 6:00. now for the entire "action news" team i'm rick williams have a nice evening. >> good night.
"action news" delaware valley's leading news program. with ducis rogers, meteorologist cecily tynan, and jim gardner. tuesday night and camden gets a million dollar federal redevelopment grant and a man driving a porsche steers straight into a dry-cleaners in delaware. but the big story is another squirmish in the legal battle of bill cosby. his lawyers are asking the judge to ban 13 women from testifying into bill cosby's trial this spring. vernon odom is live now. what happened there today? >> reporter: >> jim, this question of who will get to testify for the
prosecution at cosby's trial this spring say critical one. it was intense between cosby's legal team and the prosecution in court today. who will get to testify against bill cosby in the sexual assault trial. the da wants to call 13 women that claim that cosby drugged and molested them in years past and some go as far back as the 60s and prosecutors say it will show a pattern of the defendant's history. the defense says it's testimony is too old to be reliable. and most are represented by gloria allred. >> it's the question of is this a signature act, common what we call an mo. most of the womens names are already established as the cosby scandal exploded. but the defense s