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investigation into a deadly crash on the roosevelt boulevard. a billionaire investor may face a steep penalty for shutting darwin the taj mahal. the big story on "action news" is the final hurdle between donald trump and the white house, members of the electoral college are gathering in every state today to president-elect trump always president. there are last-ditch efforts to persuade the electors to perhaps, change their mind. we go live to washington, d.c. with that story. >> reporter: rick, good afternoon, right now all signs point to donald trump winning the presidency, even as hillary clinton leads in the popular vote by 2%. >> i'm pleased to announce we have four votes for hillary clinton. >> reporter: decision day in america marked by an unprecedented push for the electoral college not to pick the president-elect. >> republican members for the
electoral college this is for you. >> reporter: and pleads from celebrities and petitions online with 5 million signatures. democrats hoping for a hail mary. it would take 37 faithless electors to not vote for trump. the vast majority insist they are not changing their vote. >> it shows a lack of understanding of our democracy and disrespect. >> reporter: the president-elect blasted the electoral college as a disaster for the democracy, now 3 million votes behind clintons in the popular vote liking the system that will put him into the white house. >> i never appreciated until now how genius it was what they had in mind. >> reporter: amid the accusations of russia's hacking 8 electors asked for classified
briefings before voting. those requests were dpped. live in washington, janay smith channel 6 "action news." >> protest are gathering in harrisburg where electors are voting right now. they are speaking out against the election of donald trump. pennsylvania has 20 electoral votes the 5th highest in the nation. we'll have more on "action news" at 4:00 p.m. we're streaming the electoral college vote live at 6abc.com. turning to accuweather now, the cold temperatures are back, so are the windchills. sky6 live hd looking live at penns landing. it is bright and sunny and feels like it's freezing out there because of the biting wind. meteorologist david murphy has the check on the forecast he is standings outside shaking and which
which shivering. >> reporter: [laughter], we got up to 6 yesterday, but that's long in the rear view mirror. we have cloud cover, that thinned out and there's sunshine in play. the temperatures are cold, below freezing in philadelphia, 31 degrees. 28 in allentown and trenton. 32 in millville, trenton, the airport in atlantic city, down in cape may, 30 degrees currently. there's a bit of a wind coming out of the north not super strong enough to give you a windchill feeling like 23. obviously if you're in the lehigh valley or the i-95 corridor or down the shore, if you're heading out you're spending time out yours you want the winter coat and probably the extra gear. the winds are not that strong, just 8 miles per hour. when you're starting out below freezing it doesn't take much to get the windchills first. we'll see a high of 34 at 3:00 p.m. and down to 33 by
4:00 p.m. a slow dissension after that, and 10:00 p.m., 27. i expect to be in the low 20s in philadelphia for the overnight low, the suburbs in the upper teens. rick when i step inside we have milder air ahead in the forecast. and precipitation mixed in here, as well, that story and the holiday call coming up in accuweather. >> thank you. today's cold weather was not making it easy fore commuters waiting fore -- for computers waiting for septa rail trains. inbound trains on the landslide doyle town, warminster and west trenton routes you are delayed up an hour and half. all rail service is running up to 45 minutes late, we're told. police are vieght figure out why a -- are trying to figure out why a driver was
speeding before a late night crash. the driver of the mercedes was traveling over the 45-mile an hour speed limit when he slammed into the back of a school bus. the car wedged underneath the bus and caught fire. both the driver and passenger were instantly killed. as for the school bus driver, he was the only one on board and he was not hurt. a local business owner and his wife were robbed at gunpoint during a home invasion in the olney section of philadelphia. annie mccormick has more about the early morning holdup. >> reporter: the victims thinks he may have been followed home it was around 3:30 a.m., he double parked the car in front of his house, he came out to park the car when three men with guns pushed him inside the home and robbed him. look at the video of the home invasion at howard street and west godfrey avenue. you can see they rushed business
oner after he came home from his west philadelphia restaurant. >> they came to the door, he left his bag with my mom and that's when he left the house again and they came in and took the bag. >> reporter: both sal and is wife in their 60s were coming home from a hard days was a work. there was a 4th person who was working as a look out. they made off with his backpack holding $3,000 and about beretta handgun. over a month ago city council heard testimony from police and asian business owners who are targets of armed robbery. last year, 16% of the home invasions are against asian households bleemp e believing that they -- believing that they carry a large amount of cash.
take a closer look at the surveillance video and see if you recognize the faces. >> we don't know if it was someone around the area. >> reporter: the armed men were seen getting into the white does an near where the home invasion tombs. if you have any information call philadelphia police. in olney, channel 6 "action news." >> new jersey governor chris christie may find out whether he can cash in on a book deal before he leaves office. lawmakers are expected to vote on a bill that would allow him to draw income from book sales. it would give salary increases to legislative staff and judges. another bill would pencillize karl ichan for shutting down trump taj mahal. it applies to closures after january 2016. at this point it only effects
ichan. he said it is unconstitutional and would discourage invest in atlantic city. >> it was a dismal day for the eagles, a four yard touchdown run by carson wentz with four seconds left got the eagles back in the game, instead of kicking the extra point for the tie he sends the offense back on the field for the 2-point conversion and one point win. when the pass is tipped to jordon matthews and fell encomplete right here, the eagles -- incomplete, right here, the eagles lose it 27-26 and eliminated from playoff contention. hundreds of delaware youngsters got a big surprise from the from the big man himself this morning. santa claus hand delivered 100
appellants to the three campuses of the chester community charter schools. the bigman and his elves brought toils to the circht garden and first grade classes. >> we should be embracing the community and showing our parents we care about you, and this is one way of doing it. >> teacher say they look forward to the event every year just to see the big smiles own everyone's faces. >> still to dumb on "action news" at noon, nearly a dozen good samaritans come to the rescue of a driver who suffered a medical emergency behind the wheel. a doctor said young children which you would not get any screen time at all. we'll explain his extreme approach when "action news" continues in a moment.
council approved a resolution to deploy monitors to oversee evacuations and deliver humanitarian aid. a man killed a little boy during a deadly case of road rage. the man shot at the vehicle in front front of him because the car was going too slow. the child was killed on a shopping trip with his grandmother at the time. they are offering $20,000 reward leading to his arrest. several good samaritans came to the assistance of a man having a medical issue. despite the blown out tires, the cadillac picked up speed and slammed into the guardrail. nearly a dozen witnesses helped the man out of the car after it stopped. he was disoriented but about
otherwise okay as he was taken to the hospital. >> southern california, a wedding celebration turned tragic when a massive ukraine -- tree fell that stood 100 feet tall. a woman was killed, 4-year-old critically wounded. others suffered scrapes and bruises and some were trapped when the tree uprooted and topple the. they are looking to find out what caused it to fall. leaders in corpus christy, texas have lifted the ban on using tap water. they feared that a dangerous chemical entered the water supply, but they found no contamination. webster chose surreal to
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>> well, this is one of the busiest week of the year for delivery companies, so far holiday packages appear to be arriving on time. fedex and ups say they are keep keeping up with the number of packages shipped him they opened new felt and hired tens of thousands of additional workers. senator charles schumer is increasing the heat to issue a recall on the electronic cigarettes after dozens were injured when their ecigarette
batteries exploded. the industry say they are safe when used properly. a less expensive version of the epipen will be available in pharmacies. mylan is charging $300 for the emergency allergy treatment that is half the cost of the brand name drug. they faced criticism for increasing the price from $100 to $600 in less than ten years. those planning to travel for the holiday this week stretch and move around during your long flight and car ride. sitting for a long period of time in the vehicle or plane can worsen deep vein thom -- thrombolysis. doctors recommend stretching and moving around and drinking lots of water. on "action news" at 4:00 p.m., the holidays can be fun, but
stressful, a local spa is showing tips on the best treatment to refresh yourself. electoral college members are meeting in every state today to formally elect donald trump as president. we'll follow the latest in delaware, pennsylvania and new jersey. meanwhile, sky6 live hd looking at spring mountain in montgomery county. meteorologist david murphy will have the five-day forecast when we come right back. stay with us. >> meanwhile, david murphy is
flight over center city a little while ago. there's the contention center in the foreground. the skyline is getting bigger. sunshine coming out from behind the clouds, too. it's cold. 31 degrees in philadelphia. the winds out of the north at 8 miles per hour. that's not a real strong wind, obviously, but strong enough to make it feel like the low 20s across the a good deal of the region. here's the numbers elsewhere. 28 in allentown. same story in reading and trenton. 32 in millville, atlantic city, beach haven and dover. cape may a tad below the freezing mark, as well. cloud cover this morning as expected did shift off the coast along the rain from early sunday. the big story is going to be the temperature and it is going to stay on the cold side today. in the lehigh valley, mix of sun and clouds, brisk and cold, high of 31 degrees, windchills probably maintaining the low 20s for most of the day. down the shore a little bit
milder, 37 degrees, it will feel like a tad broa the freezing mark -- a tad below the freezing mark with the winds blowing 7 to 14 miles per hour. light, but enough to add to the windchill. in philadelphia we'll go for a cold high of 34 degrees, yesterday we got up to 60 degrees briefly in the afternoon. today not so lucky. brisk and cold, 35. windchills in the upper 20s at the height of the afternoon heating. there's the wind dropping down out of the north 7 to 14 miles per hour. despite the fact that the winds are fairly light is expected to be a factor. we'll be in the mid to upper 20s with how it feels the rest of the afternoon. windchills in the teens later tonight if you have plans to head out, obviously you'll continue wearing the coat like the extra gear like the gloves and hat. 32 degrees by 4:00 p.m. 32 by 5:00 p.m., yoarnts we'll continue to drop -- overnight tonight we'll continue to drop and getting down into the low
20s even in urban centers. we'll go to 22 in philadelphia. suburbs in the teens. winds dieing down and cold out there, clear skies, that means tomorrow morning you'll be in the upper teens in the suburbs and low 20s in philadelphia him we'll march up a little bit getting to 39. milder, high pressure in control. maybe a little breezy, but not too much so. obviously cold with partly sunny skies. after that you'll see the numbers pop up into the 40s as we have frontal boundary getting into play and that will change things for you for the positive. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, today's high, 35, brisk and cold. tomorrow, 39. wednesday, winter arrives before dawn in the morning, 44 in the afternoon which is average. thursday, clouds and sun, 47, a spotlight chance of a pop-up shower in the afternoon. hopefully we're dry for the eagles game. friday, gusty breeze high of 45.
feeling like the 30s. hanukkah arrives at sundown on saturday, it's also christmas receive. santa will be poking around the skies later in the evening, right rick? right. 46 degrees with clouds on the march. sunday, cloudy, 49. there might be a little afternoon rain, not all the models are showing that, though, rick. it's depends on the the placement of the system up to the north. >> nfl player is spreading joy this holiday season, pat macafee paid the utility bills for 100 people in annapolis. in indianapolis. one woman owed $400. she received a notice that her bill would be paid off.
here's some of the stories we're following on "action news" at 12:30 p.m. police say speed played a role in a crash on the boulevard that took two lives. we're live from the scene with the very latest. a deep freeze has taken over parts of the nation, dangerous winter storms have claimed several lives there. a dr. makes a statement that technology is turn kids into a digital junkies. two people were killed after a mercedes slammed into a back of a school bus. police say the driver of the car was going too fast. vernon odem is live at the scene on the boulevard with the latest on the investigation. >> good afternoon, rick it was a grizzly