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>> the electoral college is a vestige, a carry overfrom an earlier vision of how our federal government was going to work that put a lot of premium on states and it used to be that the senate was not elected directly, it was through state legislatures and it's the same type of thinking that gives wyoming two senators and with about a half million people and california with 33 million get the same two. so, there's -- there are some structures in our -- in our political system as envisioned by the founders that sometimes
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are going to disadvantage democrats but the truth of the matter is that if we have a strong message, if we're speak to go what the american people care about, typically the popular vote and the electoral college will align and i guess part of my overall message here as i leave for the holidays is that if we looked for one explanation or one silverbullet or one easy fix for politics, then we're probably going to be disappointed. there are just a lot of factors in what's happened not just over the last few months
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but over the last decade that has made both politics and governance more challenging. and i think everybody's raised legitimate questions and legitimate concerns. i do hope that we all just take some time, take a breath, that's certainly what i'm going to advise democrats, to just reflect a little bit more about how can we -- how can we get to a place where people are focused on working together based on at least some common set of facts, how could we have a conversation about policy that doesn't demonize each other, how cant ie basic decency and goodness of
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the american people so that it reflects ourselves in our politics as opposed to it being so polarized and so nasty that in some cases you have voters and elected officials who have more confidence and faith in a foreign adversary than they have in their neighbors, you know. and those go to some bigger issues. you know, how is it that we have some voters or some elected officials who think that michelle obama's healthy eating initiative and school nutrition program is a greater threat to democracy than
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government going after the press if they're issuing a story they don't like? i mean, that's -- that's an issue that i think we've got to wrestle with, and we will. people have asked me how you feel after the election and so forth and i say, well, look, if this is a clarifying moment. it's a useful reminder that voting counts, politics counts what the president-elect is going to be doing is going to be very different than what i was doing and i think people will be able to compare and contrast and make judgments about what worked for the american people and i hope that building off the progress we've made that what the
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president-elect is proposing works. what i can say with confidence is that what we've done w that i can prove. i can show you where we were in 2008 and i can show you where we are now and you can't argue that we're not better off. we are. and -- and for that i thank the american people and more importantly i thank -- well, not more importantly, as importantly as you going to say josh earnest -- [laughter] for that i thank the american people, i thank the men and women in uniform who serve. i haven't gotten to the point where i've been overly sentimental. i will tell you when i was doing my last christmas party photo line, many have you
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participated, they're pretty long, right at the end of the line the president's hair marine corps comes in those that have been performing and i take a picture with them and it was the last time i was going to take a picture with my marine corps event after an event and i got a little choked up. now, i was in front of marines so i had to like tamp it down but it was just one small example of all the people who have contributed to our success. i'm responsible for where we've screwed up. the successes are widely shared with all the amazing people who have been part of this administration. okay. thank you everybody. [speaking foreign language] >> we have been listening in to president barack obama's annual end of the year news conference. 2016 have been of course very
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eventful. this is "action news" at 4:00 i'm sharrie williams alongside brian taff. we have been listening in on that year ends conference. >> a news worthy and notable one for a number of different reasons that in no small part because this was president obama's final annual year end news conference but also because this one focused very heavily on recent allegations and growing concerns about russian interference in last month's presidential election. we'll have much more on that and everything else the president had to say later on in this forecast. >> but first winter has its eye on our area. first it was the bitter cold and now we're tracking snow ice and rain. the unbearable conditions have people pack on the layers as temperatures hover into the 20 and crews are busy salting and brining roads to keep people safe during the approaching winter weather. friday afternoon i'm sharrie williams. >> i'm brian taff the big story is another freezing day of cold temperatures and the snow that's expected to fall starting tonight. meteorologist melissa magee in for adam joseph today live at
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the "action news" big board with the latest from accuweather. hi melissa. >> hi brian. a lot to track as we go into the start of our weekend. we'll check out the temperature across much of the midatlantic. as mentioned most spots along the 95 corridor are only in the 20. 25 in philadelphia, 27 in washington, d.c. the teens off to the west there in pittsburgh coming in at 17 degrees so extra layers will be needed if you're out and about for the rest of tonight. so that winter weather advisory has been posted because we'll be tracking moisture moves through really after midnight but the vis sorry goes up at 10:00 a.m. lasting right into saturday. it is for the heart of the delaware and lehigh valleys as we'll be tracking some snow that eventually changes to rain. storm tracker6 live double scan radar 3-d showing you the moisture across the northern plains. this will be working eastward really after the midnight hour. future tracker6 timing it out. 1:30 in the morning we've got that snow even here in philadelphia and points to the north and west for allentown and even up through the
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poconos. eventually we go from snow to a changeover to rain and that change to rain happens between 5:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. for south jersey and delaware, between 8:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. for that i-95 corridor and changes over a little longer to the north and west between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. across the northwest suburbs and up through the poconos. we'll talk about the details in the big picture with our time line over the week early saturday morning into midday we have snow to ice to rain. saturday afternoon and tomorrow night there's a bit of a lull, drizzle dense fog mainly north and west of philadelphia and by sunday we've got rainy conditions, the high early on sunday in the 60's. we'll drop quickly into the 30's by sunday afternoon. a lot to go over and we've got all the details in the full and exclusive accuweather forecast. brian. >> melissa thank you. road crews all over our area are already out there getting ready ahead of this storm. "action news" reporter bob brooks live at the penndot yard in norristown with more
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on the preparation. bob. >> reporter: brian, good evening. it is really cold out and with the potential of freezing rain, crews don't want to waste any time, they want to get ready in case it comes. behind me in norristown you see those massive piles of salt. several trucks have been backing in and out getting things ready so if that freezing rain comes they can combat it. right now the goal is to get ready. earlier today crews in philadelphia were loading their 70 trucks. they have more than 50,000 tons of salt at their disposal. the temperatures already well below freezing and if freezing rain comes they want to be ready. and want you to be careful. >> just give yourself plenty of space between you and the sneak front of you. if you see a salt truck stay out of the way so they can work and if you don't have to go out stay home until the freezing rain stops. >> reporter: it's not just the city taking action from chopper6 earlier today we saw penndot crews dumping salt on route one in langhorne bucks county. crews just ask if it does get nasty out you give them time. >> freezing rain it's very difficult to combat.
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it's just throwing salt on there and hoping that the temperatures go up as quickly as possible to defrost everything. >> reporter: rock salt and shovels at the top of the list for many customers at the lowes in plymouth meeting. and out here another live look at that truck backing up here. this is the scene. they're getting busier and busier here getting ready for tonight and the key word would be patience. if freezing rain does come give the crews time to get out on the roads and get that salt down. they ask you to be safe even don't drive tonight if you don't have to. reporting live in norristown, bob brooks channel6 "action news." brian. >> all right, bob, thank you. and philadelphia international airport says it is ready for whatever mother nature serves up. airport officials say they're fully stocked with supplies to clear snow from the 32 million square feet of run ways and taxi ways. many airlines started to issue travel warnings right now so make sure that you check with your carrier before that heading out at any point in
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the next 24 hours. while travelers may find themselves inconvenienced skiers are loving this cold snap. you're looking live at spring mountain in the poconos. they have been making artificial snow today and they'll continue to do it tonight all to get ready for opening day tomorrow. >> now, with both snow and rain in the forecast be sure to stay with 6abc.com/weather through the weekend. use storm tracker6 live radar to track the snow and of course that changeover as it happens to rain and check in with our meteorologists on social media. follow each of them on facebook and twitter for regular updates. >> investigators are trying to piece together a deadly stabbing in conshohocken and they just identified the victim moments ago. 60-year-old katherine wanamaker was found dead on the floor inside her home on the 900 block of hal well street. police say the suspect is in custody and now awaiting arraignment. that person has not been named publicly just yet. "action news" reporter katherine scott is at the
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scene. she'll have a live report at 4:30 today. >> a house fire turned tragic early this morning in cobbs creek. it took the life of a young boy and sent his father to the hospital with severe burns. we are also learning that the harsh cold and ice made things even more difficult for firefighters. "action news" reporter vernon odom is covering the story. he's live outside the home on south millick street with the details. vern. >> reporter: sharrie, firefighters, police and very valiant neighbors tried to rescue that 10-year-old boy in the predawn hours this morning, all involved say there was just too much smoke and flame to make that possible. the fire erupted at 1207 millick street at 4 o'clock this morning and spread like lightning to three other adjacent row homes courtesy of the wind. the father of the house at 1207 identified as l.a. jenkins jr. acknowledged scrap bell to safety but was
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severely burned. his son did not make it out despite the best efforts of firefighters and neighbors. >> it was lucky that the father got out. it was just tomb too much flames. it was nothing nobody could do at the time. >> reporter: but you guys tried to get there but the flames beat you back. >> yes. yeah, the smoke and flames. as our crews were trying to make it up to the second floor the fire did a flashover which involves the entire building in fire and just a really tough fire fight. our folks are crest fallen right now. this is a tragic outcome. >> reporter: neighbors were able to rescue may johnson age 89 a recent stroke victim not able to walk well. her family is grateful for their courage. >> she cannot walk. >> reporter: he saved her life. >> yeah, he actually saved her life, yup, because she couldn't walk but so much limping in order to try to get out of the house. >> reporter: 89 years of living. >> 89, 89, yes, she is. >> reporter: she survived. >> she survived. the red cross is helping more than 10 other victims who have
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been burned out here on millick street, five different families in all. brian, sharrie, the fire marshal has not yet completed the investigation [inaudible] >> that was vernon odom reporting from cobbs creeing next on "action news" the search for a bank robber who struck twice in the same day. >> and he's still looking -- still looking for new year's eve plans? the city of philadelphia reveals its extravagant plans today. we've got the details straight ahead.
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>> ♪ >> we have got some breaking news and a particularly precarious situation on day this frigid. looking live from chopper6 over the manayunk section of philadelphia and what was a shot of a water main that has broken there. you can see it froze literally and figuratively our shot there but it's a massive situation, 3800 block of terrace street having a lot of ramifications on traffic around that
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situation. we'll bring you that shot again once we get it. >> speaking of traffic and the roads time for the "action news" traffic report we go to matt pelman for the latest. >> lots of freezing on this frigid day and it's not the sort of day you want to be standing outside exchanging information after an accident brian and sharrie that's for sure but that's what's happening in fort washington. 3091 southbound side and right under the pennsylvania turnpike there's a serious crash. you can see penndot on the scene here. traffic is only squeezing by from time to time on the shoulder so as you come south of english village when you have the opportunity to get on the bethlehem pike do that. bring bethlehem pike southbound not the 309 expressway. it's kind of a mess here in fort washington this afternoon. and a number of issues already on the big picture. in olney a crash at fifth and duncannon. fire department activity in overbrook along haverford avenue close to 62nd. that means septa's route 10 trollly is shuttle busing this afternoon.
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heading into new jersey a wreck on the eastbound side of the admiral wilson boulevard. that cleared out but emergency sign work is on 130 northbound past 38 taking out the right lane. and in maurice river township watching a fire location this afternoon it's blocking off route 49 weather bee road a local alternate. new castle county a crash along route four churchman's road but that's in the process of clearing out. let's grab the ipad do the commuter report on this finally friday afternoon. traveling on north broad street as you head towards the boulevard passing hunting park watch out for a crash there. thanks to jason for letting us know about that one. we'll check it again in the next half hour. >> back to that chopper6 live shot happening in the manayunk neighborhood of philadelphia. chopper6 giving us a live view of what is happening. a water main break is what is the issue here and we are told crews are on the scene working to get this under control. it's happening at 3800 -- the 3800 block of terrace street. this all starting about 50 minutes ago, this water main
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break you can see, though, the water gushing out causing a bit of a mess there in that plane cleared area and also onto the street. we'll keep an eye on this if we get any updates for the people who live in that area we'll pass it along in the newscast. a montgomery county lawyer was scheduled to be sentenced today for allegedly raping and sexually assaulting one of his clients. instead, vincent cirillo jr. withdrew his guilty plea. he was arrested and charged in august of 2015 and is also accused of taking photos of his unconscious victim. he will now head to trial in february. >> an armed robber who was that already wanted allegedly hit up two banks this week in broad day. philadelphia police and the fbi are working to identify this man. they say he tried to rob the police and fire credit union. he gave a note but left empty handed. 25 minutes later he went to the citizens bank branch at
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12th and spring garden. this time he did get away with cash. if you recognize this man you are urged to call detectives. >> now here's a look at today's closing numbers as we close out this week on a friday. the arrows are all down. red today. the dow down nearly nine points but still well up into that 19,000-point mark. the nasdaq down nearly 20, the s & p 500 down four points on this friday. major partnership was launch dad in the world of research and it all played out right here in our region. industry leaders gathered on the campus of the university of delaware to announce the formation of a new manufacturing u.s.a. institute. it will conduct research on bio pharmaceuticals and prescription drugs made with living cells. now, the goal is to bring the drugs to market passed and to train workers with the skills needed to fill bio pharmaceutical jobs right here in the united states. it is a $200 million project that will be headquartered in newark, delaware. >> well, the temperature on
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your screen says 25 but as you know if you stepped outside it feels a whole lot colder today >> especially if you lunger out there. melissa magee in for adam. >> hi brian and sharrie. feels much cold when you factor in the wind chill. i'll show you the picture outside. sky6 live in hd looking at the ben franklin bridge on this friday afternoon. we had sun earlier today. you can see sun giving way to a few more clouds across the area and if you look at the picture you see the delaware river really not moving much. you can almost feel the stillness in the air outside at this hour. currently in philadelphia coming in at 25, 23 in allentown, 24 in lancaster, 25 degrees in dover. the winds are fairly light but any type of wind when it is this cold makes it feel even colder. the wind chill in philadelphia 14 degrees, 17 in allentown, feeling like 17 in wilmington. in cape may feels like 26 degrees. here's satellite6 along with action radar. you look off to the west across the northern plains
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this is the moisture that we are tracking that moved through overnight tonight and early saturday morning and in fact future tracker6 showing you 1 o'clock in the morning the first streak of moisture in philadelphia, areas to the north and west but we really have to wait for things to moisten up closer to dawn and by that time 6 o'clock in the morning we've got in snow in philadelphia, areas to the north and west, rain in south jersey, us central delaware but in wilmington we're noticing some frozen precipitation. by 9:30 in the morning it's rain in philadelphia, so we'll get a transition from snow over to rain at that time. same thing for south jersey and delaware but icy conditions loom for allentown and we still have, if not ice, snow up into the poconos. we'll dry out as we get into saturday afternoon with some drizzle, some mist, areas of fog to the north and west before the next batch moves in as we get into sunday. in the near term as we look at the front end snow early saturday morning about a coating to an inch for areas across the interior portions of southampton snow accumulation across the
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immediate sections of south jersey and delaware about a inch of snow in philadelphia, one to three to the north of that. northern lehigh northern berks county that's where you could find three to 5-inches of snowfall. there will be an icing concern as we go from snow over to ice before the rain arrives. so, saturday morning north of the pa turnpike you find anywhere from .10 to .2-inches of if i say. make sure you do your errands later in the day once you get that transition from ice back over to rain. here's that four day at 4:00. on saturday, snow to ice to rain, a high temperature later in the day of 44 degrees. we'll get that milder air, so by sunday it's rainy with an early high temperature of 60 but we'll be falling into the 30's, a big drop by sunday afternoon. then monday brisk and much colder, a high of just 34, partly sunny on tuesday. we are dry then with a high temperature coming in at 40 degrees. so, we've got that winter
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weather advisory out for good reason, a lot to track guys as we head into both saturday and sunday. >> an active weekend. >> uh-huh. >> melissa thank you. >> you got it. >> philadelphia's new year's eve celebration is taking shape. officials announced the plans today at city hal ftive about i. the city will offer you two chances to catch the fireworks on the delaware river. first at 6:00 p.m. and then again at midnight. with the holiday coming on a saturday this year, officials are expecting hotels and restaurants to be packed. and to ring in the new year you can also check out the mummers par ride. -- parade. >> family of eight just got the keys to a newly renovated house in pots town the thompsons will move in on walnut street because they graduated from habitat for humanity's economic empowerment home. this is the first of several homes that habitat is revitalizing right there in
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pottstownly. >> great gift for the holidays. >> not bad. stick the tree right there. a local girl battling cancer has found a way to bring smiles to friends she made while at chop. see how she did in it big talkers. >> plus police want you to help track down a thief who is stealing packages from local homes. >> an woman was that found stabbed to death inside her conshohocken home. we are live with the breaking news on this investigation.
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>> ♪ >> "action news" continues with meteorologist adam joseph, alicia vitarelli, sharrie williams and brian taff. >> ♪ >> hello again. it is 4:30 now and "action news" continues with the death investigation in conshohocken where a woman was found stabbed to death inside a home. >> and a brave 11-year-old boy is being called a hero after he stopped a young girl from being abducted. hear how he came to her rescue. >> plus the 76ers are trying to make it right after creating a national controversy. singer seven street is at the time to return but will she be wearing the same jersey that kept her from performing back in october. >> first at 4:30 the delaware valley is dealing with bitter cold conditions for a second straight day. and road crews are preparing for snow and sleet that will be arriving overnight. this is now a live look as penndot gifts an update regarding their snow and ice coverage plans. of course they are out there working now and you can watch this live press conference from penndot right now on
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6abc.com. >> and right now people are dealing with freezing temperatures. many bundled up in layers just to stay warm today. >> well, temperatures have been hovering in the 20's all day and they are expected to fall even more tonight. >> how much lower can they go? meteorologist melissa magee tracking the timing of all of this. as you said a very active 24, 48 hours. she's live at the big board with the details. >> as you look at the temperatures across much of the eastern half of the u.s. you can really see where we have that cold ailment most spots north of the south and north of the southern plains below the freezing mark. it's 25 in philadelphia, 27 cincinnati, 28 degrees in saint louis but the warmer air down to the south, 60 in dallas and 68 degrees in jacksonville, that is not headed our way. here's storm tracker6 live double scan radar. this is what we're watching. you can see that snow across the northern plains. this will be working its way eastward as we get into really after the midnight hour and early tomorrow morning but
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something to keep in mind even though we're tracking snow early tomorrow morning temperatures will be rising throughout the day. so 2 o'clock in the morning overnight we're at 28, 30 at 6:00 a.m. but 44 degrees at 2:00 p.m. on saturday afternoon. that's why there is a lot to track in the short term. as far as the impacts tomorrow for the start weekend a lot of people may be doing some holiday shopping. you may want to delay all of those errands. 7 o'clock in the morning we've got high concern, same thing at 10:00 a.m., we get a bit of a lull as we get into saturday afternoon so moderate concerns. the best chance to get out and explore maybe do some shopping might be later in the afternoon and into tomorrow evening before the next round of precipitation comes in as we get into the second half of the week. we'll go over all of the details coming up with the full and exclusive accuweather forecast. we'll send it back your way brian and sharrie. >> sounds good melissa. thank you. check in with 6abc.com/weather. track the snow and changeover to rain and check in with our
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meteorologists on social media because they'll be constantly updating the forecast on facebook and twitter. >> now to that deadly stabbing investigation in conshohocken. a woman was found dead inside her own home this morning. "action news" reporter katherine scott is live from the scene near ninth and hallowell streets and katherine we just learned that police have made an arrest. >> reporter: that's right, sharrie, we did just get some updates in this case. we're told that the suspect in custody awaiting arraignment. authorities also identified the victim in this case, 60-year-old katherine wanamaker who was found dead early this morning inside her home. >> we heard noises. we didn't know what it was. >> reporter: around 5:15 nearby residents heard the commotion on this normally quiet block in conshohocken police breaking down the front door. officers had been called for a report of a disturbance and found 60-year-old katherine wanamaker lying on the floor of her home on hallowell
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street near ninth. she had multiple stab wounds and was pronounced dead on the scene. neighbors had watched as police forced their way inside. >> my husband said he thought he saw like a sledgehammer or something that they were using the fleas break down the dorm i think there were three or four police cars here u you could see the knocked off doorknob debris from the door, christmas decorations hung from the porch and a sign supporting conshohocken police in the front flowerbed. >> i'm just blown away. this kind of stuff doesn't happen in this neighborhood. it's very quiet, it's peaceful. it's a lot of college kids around. it's a young neighborhood and i can't believe it. >> reporter: throughout the morning and into the afternoon investigators from conshohocken and the county remained on the scene as they investigated her death and the motive behind this homicide. >> it's pretty scary. obviously not knowing the circumstances of what, you know, if it was personal or whatever but that's certainly something alarming because this is a really safe town. >> reporter: conshohocken police and the district
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attorney's office continued to investigate. so far they have not identified a suspect or discussed a motive. we're live in conshohocken, katherine scott, channel6 "action news. >> all right, katherine, thank you. as you saw at the start of this newscast today president obama held his annual year end news couldn't this afternoon and spoke about the growing controversy of russia meddling in last month's presidential election. mr. obama laid blame for the hacking that led to a slow drip of negative news around hillary clinton this past summer squarely at the seat of the russian government. he also said the united states will respond. >> to sandy clear message to russia or other -- send a clear message to russia or others not to do this to us because we can do stuff to you. and it's important to do that a thoughtful methodical way. some we do it publicly. some we do in it a way that they know but not everybody
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will. >> mr. obama stopped short the director of national intelligence say they back the cia's assessment that russia intervened to help done truck. the president-elect criticized that assessment and cast doubt on the intelligence that led to it. >> two students passed out at a school in new jersey this morning and investigators are trying to figure out why. chopper6 was over winslow township elementary school number one around 11:30 this morning while police and firefighters investigated. there were no evacuations at the school, however. well, two firefighters are recovering from smoke inhalation after battling a large house fire in subfreezing temperatures today in burlington county. the flames broke out around 2:30 this morning on the 500 block of ridge road in southampton township. crews had to call for an extra tanker truck to bring in more water to the wooded area. no word, though, on what started this fire.
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>> certainly a crime of opportunity this season, police are investigating after several packages have been stolen from door steps in south philadelphia. new released surveillance video shows a man taking a package from one house on the 1000 block of norris street last week. investigators say two days later a man was caught on video taking a package from a home in the 100 block of carpenter street. police have not yet said if these crimes were connected. >> well, following national controversy two months ago, performer sevyn streeter will sing the national anthem at tonight's 76ers game. it was in october when the 76ers did not allow street to sing because she was wearing a jersey that read "we matter." the team later apologized to street and invited her back. streeter tweeted she will be wearing the very same jersey. the sixers take on the lakers at 8 o'clock tonight. >> well, what started as a search for a package thief in northern liberties has ended in a heartwarming show of
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support. rick williams live in the news room with the details on this one. hi, rick. >> reporter: hi, brian. that's right a concerned homeowner contacted "action news" after that thief was caught on camera. now we first showed you this video earlier this week. this man may have thought he was stealing presents off of a front step but he was actually taking donations meant to keep kids in need warm this holiday season. coming up tonight at 5:00 what neighbors did after they heard those donations were swiped just days before christmas. also coming up tonight at 5:00 in health check if you're fighting off a cold or a cough you may want to double-check any medicine you may be taking. health reporter ali gorman explains the danger you could be putting yourself in if you're heading to a holiday party this weekend. those stories and much more when we see you in just a little bit on "action news" at 5 o'clock. until then, back to the studio, brian. we'll see you shortly. >> see you shortly. thank you rick. >> uh-huh. [applause] >> all right, mr. b. >> that was just part of what amounted to a really nice holiday gift for a gloucester
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county teacher today. the philadelphia eagles named paul van houten as the 2016 all pro teacher here at williamstown middle school this morning. he is just one of 10 teachers to get that honor in part for his emphasis on science technology engineering and math. as part of this award mr. van houten got a clouds -- thousand dollars to use in his classroom but tickets to an upcoming game. >> they make sure people have food to eat and today manna received a hefty thank you and it was all a surprise. members from nrg marched in with balloons and a larger than life check worth $100,000. the check was presented to manna of course that's the nonprofit that delivers nourishing meals to my individuals battling life-threatening illnesses. manna new it was a finalist for nrg gives its new program but it didn't know that it had won until today.
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the program is designed to empower people to help support nonprofits in pennsylvania. >> amtrak is full speed ahead on its controversial northeast corridor bypass. we'll tell was that proposal means for philadelphia. >> plus, it's freebie friday and more than 1,000 retailers are offering to ship your gifts for free and that that's not their only guarantee. >> we'll meet the young boy who is offering advice to adults but for a price. in today's big takes find out what he says adults complain about the most. >> through the eyes of a child. meteorologist melissa magee will be back with the full forecast from accuweather when "action news" at 4:00 continues next. >> complain about the weather. [laughter]
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>> changes may be coming to the scene philadelphia's deadly amtrak derailment. the federal railroad administration wants to straighten the curve at frankford junction. that would allow faster speeds and shorten travel time
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between new york and d.c. it's one of several changes that the agency is recommending to improve local train service. the proposal also calls for a new amtrak stop at the philadelphia international airport. >> an 11-year-old boy is getting all the credit for stopping a kidnapping in his neighborhood. tj smith saw a stranger grab a seven-year-old girl from his street in wichita falls texas. now instead of running to hide, tj ran to tell a neighbor, brad, who went out looking for the suspect. well brad tackled the accused kidnapper just before he could should have the young girl through the window of an abandoned house. >> two individuals and a 11-year-old to step up and use bravery and put a stop to something that could have been really bad. >> now police quickly arrested the suspect. both tj and brad were were a wad certificates of bravery. >> brian to big talkers on this friday and an act of kindness by a four-year-old girl from lehigh county is getting national attention.
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jillian massey is battling brain cancer but wanted to find a way to bring a smile to her friends. well, she decided to host a holiday toy drive for the friends that she made while getting treatment at chop. the young girl had some help creating a facebook page. she thought she would only get a few dozen toys but instead how about this, nearly 3,000 gift were donated. well, she plans on now to deliver those gift to her friends at chop come this monday. jillian will even have a police escort to help make that all important delivery. all right. how about now to this other young person. an 11-year-old from new york city has found an unusual way to make some cash. he's organize advice but far a price at a subway station. the new york post reports that for two dollars a session, yes, two dollars a session, commuters at the brooklyn station can get five minutes of emotional advice.
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as you can see, cyril has a table and chairs set up along with a sign advertising his services. it kind of reminds you of the peanuts comic book character lucy. he says the most common problem that adults complain about is adapting to change. >> yeah. >> did you see that one coming? cyril says he was inspired to give back after being bullied at school. >> kids going to be millionaire in about four days. >> already like on the right path, an entrepreneur. >> he's nailed it. time for another check of the roads today. >> matt is standing by with the update on this friday and that is a lot happening behind you. >> absolutely. and i, too, have advice but mine is free and it's not of the emotional variety although this may cause you some emotions if you get on 95 northbound. it's going to be extra slow this afternoon, a little extra frustration because of this crash by bridge street. now, the good news is the accident is off to the side but it is still plenty heavy as you come north of center city through this point at bridge street up to the work zone at cottman avenue. we're also watching that water
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main break in manayunk. that's out there along terrace near dawson and of course a lot of ice accompanying that and there's a fire location in overbrook. also a lot of ice there i would imagine along haverford avenue near 62nd. as a result that of septa's route 10 trolley is shuttle busing. a crash in radnor township just to the west of the blue route along route 30 by the aberwick apartments. in springfield township a wreck along route one state road close to weymouth saw a lot of slowing there as you come north on one away from 476. might want to use baltimore pike seven. our wreck in fort washington on 309 southbound by the turnpike gone so recovering there with speeds now in the upper 20. watch out for a crash limerick sunset road and ridge pike before i brighter's rail and ice cream. a water main break and ice i would imagine cherry hill along 70 eastbound past 295. same spot they were working yesterday still out there in the right lane and in buena
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vista township watch out for an overturned vehicle crash along pan coast lane at walnut rain. >> meteorologist melissa magee coming up with that frigid accuweather forecast next.
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>> 'tis the season of giving of course and that's exactly what people around the delaware valley did to help those in need today. this was the annual toyota tundra food drive in south philadelphia. volunteers and organizers helped offload an estimated, get this, 330,000 pounds of food from the back of 75 pickup trucks. dozens of local businesses and including 6abc of course donated all of these donations go to philadbundance which is the area's largest hunger relief resource. >> and the good work
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continues. >> puts a smile on your face. >> yeah. all right to be outside today, though -- >> that smile will get frozen in place. >> exactly. it is so cold, guys and it looks like as we go throughout the overnight hours we're tracking that snow, its ice and veg we'll the rain so lot to go over as we head into the weekend. here is storm tracker6 live double scan radar. you can see it's dry right now across the delaware and lehigh valleys but the temperature will change as we get into tomorrow especially in the morning. right now it's pretty cold. make sure you have an extra layer before you step outside. it's 25 in philadelphia, 23 in allentown, 15 in the poconos, 26 in cape may but some locates at this hour have wind chills only in the teens. here is satellite6 along with action radar. we've got filtered sunshine and a few more clouds that are moving in across much of the midatlantic regionally we'll widen out the picture here. what we are tracking is this area of snow out across the northern plains. this will be working eastward really after the midnight hour and early tomorrow morning which is why those winter weather advisories have been poster across a good chunk of
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our viewing area. 1 o'clock in the morning notice we've got that snow for philadelphia areas to the north and west. this batch will lift to the north and we really have to wait for things to moisten up closer to the dawn hour so 6 o'clock in the morning we've got that snow in philadelphia, areas to the north and west but it's rain in south jersey and central delaware and notice that mixed bag of precipitation, some frozen presnip wilmington that will also be heading our way. 9:30 in the morning it changes over to rain for the city, areas to the south and east but you notice that frozen precip for lancaster reading up through allentown and the poconos. we'll get a lull in the activity by 1 o'clock tomorrow afternoon it will be a bit on the drizzly side and there could be areas of fog setting up north and west of the 95 corridor up through the lehigh valley. so, the front and snow and the impact it looks like this. snow accumulation across atlantic city wildwood and dover about a coating to an inch for interior sections of south jersey. in philadelphia you're on the one ethylene but move to the north and west through media norristown up through
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quakertown you could find one to 3 inches of snow but northern berks northern lehigh counties and up through the poconos that's where you finds the three to 5-inches of snow before you get that gradual transition from ice then over to rain. the period of icing is a big concern. we could find anywhere from .10 to .2 of an inch early saturday morning doylestown pottstown up through the poconos and easton as well and after we watch what happens on saturday, temperatures will be rising saturday night into the day on sunday which means we've got more moisture on the way in the form of rain. here's the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast. snow to ice to rain tomorrow. high temperature in at 44 degrees. it's wet on sunday. temperatures will be in the 60's early in the day and by sunday afternoon falling into the 40's. temperature coming in at 60 degrees. on monday it is brisk and cold, a high temperature of 34. tuesday partly sunny, 40 degrees for the high. wednesday winter begins with a high temperature of 45. thursday mostly cloudy with a couple of showers around.
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the eagles back at home by then. high temperature 46. friday clouds and some sun with a temperature coming in at 44 degrees. so, we've got the snow to ice to rain tomorrow. then temperatures warm up by sunday and we're tracking all rain for most locations so a big mess on our hands as we head into the weekend before temperatures dip once again snow to ice to rain. >> i'm exhausted. >> he's done. >> i'm done. >> that's it. thanks melissa. >> you've got it. >> freebie friday coming up next. >> all right, you take a break. >> okay. where things come from?
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how they get here? what they're packed in? it's a lot of stuff. and these things add up. that's why we recycle. [vo:]it's nice to know that raymour and flanigan is proud to be a leading recycler- 17 million pounds of recyclable materials every year. turned from trash into treasure. so in the future, we will all have a more beautiful world. ♪ >> all right. we made it. it is freebie friday and we could all use something free these days. today is free shipping day t more than 1,000 retailers are taking part many offering additional sales in the process. some of the big stores taking part in this one day online shopping event include target j. c. penney toys r us tj max
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and kay jewelers which is offering free overnight shipping and all the stores are guaranteeing that your item will be there by christmas day. >> if you're looking for something to do this weekend what about a free movie? every night through christmas the lodge at the blue cross river rink's winter fest will be playing a movie there. this includes flicks such as a madea christmas, love actually and the holiday. the movies start at 8 o'clock. >> also tonight the barnes foundation offering free admission and hosting an after hours pop-up holiday market featuring local vendors. that runs from 5:00 p.m. to eight clock tonight. you can celebrate the holiday season at valley forge. there will be a sing along outside the washington memorial chapel. that gets under way 7 o'clock sunday night. >> if you're looking for some free items, any of -- nivea offering a free sham pell of shower body lotion.
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k-mart is giving away free stickers. the philadelphia sioux held a birthday party today for goldilocks the country's oldest polar bear. >> ♪ >> goldilocks turned 36 today. the average life span for a polar bear 23. zoo coopers helped goldilocks celebrate this morning with the party complete with peanut flavored treats. must be her favorite. she came here from new york when she was just one year old. >> a chunk of ice? perhaps it's just a glass of water that froze today. that will do it for "action news" at 4 o'clock today. for sharrie williams melissa magee joins for a full hour of "action news" at 10:00 on
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phl17. >> here is rick williams with a look at what's ahead at 5 o'clock. >> coming up the series charges this judge and two other officials in bucks county are facing this evening after officials say they were caught red handed in a money laundering scheme. also, the new product from the makers of epipen in response to criticism over the price of a life saving drug. and the box office record already smashed by "rogue one." less than 24 hours after it hit theaters. those stories and another check of the accuweather forecast for you and much more coming up next at 5:00. >> ♪
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>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with jaime apody, meteorologist cecily tynan, rick williams and monica malpass. >> ♪ >> right now the delaware valley is in the middle of a deep freeze. but that's just the beginning of a one-two punch from mother nature. crews have been on area roads all day long getting them ready for a wintry mix of weather headed our way tonight. it is friday night. monica is off. sharrie williams is joining us. and the big story on "action news" is that accuweather forecast. >> meteorologist cecily tynan is watching double scan radar. cecily's live at the "action news" big board with the details on this friday. cecily. >> hi, rick and sharrie.
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and this storm system will come in two parts. first we get the warm front. double scan live showing this leading edge of precipitation moving through the midwest approaching pittsburgh and this is what will be approaching our region late tonight and moving in the wee hours of morning. winter weather advisory has been posted for our entire viewing area from 10 o'clock tonight into saturday. it will be expiring from the south to the north because that's where the warm air will be coming from and that's how you get that changeover. but right now it's certainly cold enough for snow. 24 degrees in philadelphia, second day of temperatures stuck in the 20's. and as that moisture moves in, it will begin as snow. now, what's really important is when does this all change over to rain because this low will be passing to our west and we will get that warm air. we will get an eventual changeover everywhere. as far as extreme southern new jersey, southern delaware, it happens early, between 5 o'clock and 8 o'clock in the morning. the i-95 corridor, you have to wait until mid morning, 8:00

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