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>> hello, again, sarah is 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 scene at the
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intersection in the far northeast last night. it's ironic, and thank goodness it wasn't worse because 20 children could have been badly injured if they were not dropped off moments earlier. this horrific accident happened on boulevard around 9:00 p.m. the mercedes benz crashed into a school bus, the bus was empty, the driver was not injured, but the two people in the does an were killed instantly. >> the vehicle is unrecognizable on top of the mangled mess from the accident, the car was engulfed in flames from the accident. it was crushed and burned. >> reporter: two off-duty cops observed the mercedes speeding up the boulevard and the two minutes earlier the bus driver said they dropped off two dozens children at a nearby church. >> it rear end the school bus
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with such impact it caused the mercedes to go underneath the rear bumper of the school bus and that impact apparently killed both the male driver and his female passenger. they were killed instantly. >> reporter: police are withholding the identification of the male driver of the does an and have not yet i.d. passenger, a female. rick, police at this hour looking for surveillance video to firm up what witnesses told them last night, but so far no dice. there will be no charges because the mercedes driver would be the one charged if he survived the horrendous crash on the boulevard last night. live in northeast, vernon odem channel 6 "action news." >> vernon, thank you. the search is on for three masked men who robbed a couple during a home invasion. it happened at the olney section
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godfrey avenue. the victims believe they were targeted as they came home from close closing their restaurant in west philadelphia. they were identified, they were not physically hurt. the suspects got away with the gun and three thousand dollars in cash. electrical fire damaged a home in the frankford section of philadelphia overnight. this was the scene here on the 1200 block of folk rod street. the fire started that spread into the interior wall. everybody inside the home managed to get out safely. fire overnight at a south jersey assisted living facility started in the basement here, officials had to evacuate several residence at the brandywine moorestown estate. smoke spread into the main floor of the building. firefighters got the situation under control in a short time, no word if the residents have been allowed back into their
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roams. turning to the forecast, we're starting off the workweek much colder with the weekend this is after a rollercoaster of a weekend. looking live sky6 live hd at penns landing, the windchill is making it feel pretty bad out there, so bundle up. let's get the latest from david murphy who is always bundleed up outside on the terrace. how many layers, david? >> reporter: i'm bundled up in april because i hate the cold. a couple of layers work. let's start with satellite. we had clouds earlier, watch what happens, boom, they are off the coast and now we have sunshine mixing with high clouds. there may be more cloud cover filling in later on. temperatures are cold, 31 degrees in philadelphia. 27 up in new york city that cold air spilling out of the north up in new york state in a couple of
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spots. 8 miles per hour in philadelphia, going up to 1 or 14 miles per hour, when you start out with temperatures around the freezing mark it's easy to get the windchills currently in the mid 20s and no better than the upper 20s this afternoon. here we go with the windchills currently across the region. feels like 23 in philadelphia. the upper teens in allentown and reading and trenton. if you're in the poconos heading there look out a windchill of 9 degrees in the pennsylvania mountain. better in wilmington and millville. as we go through the rest of the afternoon, evening and in toward the overnight hours you can see how the numbers dip we'll get up to 35 for the high today, some spots cooler than that. pretty quickly you're in the 20s around 10:00 p.m. we expect an overnight low in philadelphia, 22 degrees. it will be cold overnight. future tracker 6 showing you the temperature by the time you get up early tomorrow morning, low 20s in philadelphia.
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upper teens in places like allentown and lancaster. get reading for another cold start. rick tomorrow afternoon it will be chilly, better numbers in the seven day. we'll check out the possibility of precipitation, a couple of points here and there through the seven-day forecast. of course that all important weekend call, a big weekend it is. >> it's a big weekend. >> reporter: all right, thank you we'll see you back inside. as the winter weather approaches check storm tracker 6 live, 6abc.com/weather. it is cold here, but other parts of the nation are experiencing a deep freeze. 19 deaths vsh -- have been reported so far, the storm is wreaking havoc on the holiday travel week. >> reporter: the blistering cold, snow and ice on the highways, a deadly combination.
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in baltimore a stranded driver watched helplessly. as truck after truck crashed right before his eyes on i-95. stop, stop! driving straight into that inferno. >> reporter: in maryland alone at least 20 people injured and three dead after police responded to 377 accidents in 24 hours. first responders kept busy across the country with pileups from new mexico to north carolina. for millions trying to fly more headaches with five thousand flights canceled since thursday. >> got through security and then my flight got canceled, which led to passengers sleeping in airports and in denver front tier airline scrambling to deal with bags piling up at baggage claim. meanwhile, frozen football fans
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tailgated in subzero temperatures. in chicago, the bears and packers played in one of coldest games ever. it was so cold, take a look, a hard hit sent one player's helmet sticker flying off. in at least a dozen cities, new records were set this weekend. new record lows from texas up to the dakotas after all this, most of the county is expected to bounce back to normal temperatures by wednesday. elizabeth hur abc new york. turning to politics, today is considered a formality, but it is the day that the electoral college vote officially to make donald trump president. electors and others are meeting right now. some have acknowledged they will not support trump and protesters are gathering outside many voting sites urging their representatives to not vote for president-elect trump. during the general election
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trump won 306 electoral college votes. 207 is needed to secure the president. a joint session of congress is scheduled for january 6 to certify the results of the electoral college votes. we're in harrisburg today for the electoral college vote. we'll have a live report on "action news" tonight beginning at 4:00 p.m. protesters took their message to the sky over philadelphia this morning. a plane held a banner saying "sos electors dump trump." the project was funded by a woman in california in hopes that it would give the electors pause. city of philadelphia is taking steps to reduce the number of children with high lead leaves in philadelphia. the plan a -- calls for the stronger enforcement of the law passed in 2012 to certify homes
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and apartments as lead free and remove sources of lead from buildings, including lead paint. much more to come on "action news" at 12:30, we're following a developing story in turkey, where russia's am balances door was shot -- ambassador was shot giving a speech there. and dozens of horses die in a fire. those stories and more when we come right back. >> developing news right now,
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we just learned the russian ambassador to turkey has died after being shot during a speech. this photo was released to our newsroom. the russian from foreign ministr said he was hospitalized in turkey, but died after being shot. a man shouted out to the crowd and fired several shots. we'll follow this story on "action news" and at 6abc.com,
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we'll show i that very scary photo later this afternoon. in other news, the owner of a barn that caught fire in kentucky said dozens of horses were killed. workers at the horse training center lexington were able to save a dozen of them, but the flames took over. reports indicate a lightning bolt may have struck the barn. most of the horses who died were year yearlings and some were racehorses. a ups driver was caught on a camera making a not so special delivery at a california home. the homeowners found their delivery dump in the front yard. when she she couldn't open the guyed she tossed the package also over the garden wall. it's not the first time the delivery drivers have dropped packages, but ups said i want
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like this this extremely wear. newly released surveillance shows four women pull up to hulk hogan's house. three of them raced up the step and picked up a package. something startled them, but they came back and stole the could not -- contents. the playhouse in wilmington delaware is ringing in the new year with broadway's top shows. david murphy has a preview in 6abc loves the arts. the playhouse on rodney square is a small intimate theater known for bringing in some of broadway's biggest hits. from now until early april there are 4 more productions in the 2017 season. ♪ after kicking off the season with at award winning shows rent
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and kinky boots, the playhouse has set the stage for cinderella february 7th through the 12th. the international irish dance phenomenon "riverdance" opened february 21. that showcasing that took irish dancing to a whole other excitement. publicken is expected -- pippin is expected run mar 2 to march 12. we recreate an irish pub on stage the entire cast are the musicians for the show, they sing and dance, but they play the instruments, as well. the playhouse was built 100 years ago, so dupont workers could have world class entertainment without having to travel to philadelphia or
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new york. >> the vibe of this theater is very much like the old fashioned broadway theaters in new york city, and it is right here in wilmington. >> reporter: you could find tickets and shows at 6abc.com/loves the arts. for 6abc loves the arts, i'm david murphy. for moderate to severe alzheimer's disease in patients who are taking donepezil. it may improve cognition and overall function, and may slow the worsening of symptoms for a while. namzaric does not change the underlying disease progression. don't take if allergic to memantine, donepezil, piperidine or any of the ingredients in namzaric. tell the doctor about any conditions including heart, lung, bladder, kidney or liver problems, seizures, stomach ulcers, or procedures with anesthesia. serious side effects may occur, including muscle problems if given anesthesia; slow heartbeat, fainting, more stomach acid which may lead to ulcers and bleeding;
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heroin. >> ink -- i think it effects the reward centers of our brain. the article has gotten millions of views. the author saying any screen time for young killed including video games and inter active educational programs can be bad possibly leading to adhd, anxiety, depression and psychotic effects, why, because it's too much for children's developing brains to handles him overstimulating their reward system interfering with reality and affecting normal development. >> most of us will drive a carat some point, but i'm not throwing the kids the keys just yet because they are not equipped at handling the car. >> reporter: american academies of pediatric say some screen time is good and some programming is beneficial. but doctor says when it comes to
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kids under ten the key is to go cold turkey. >> my advice is to hold off as much as possible. i treat teenagers who have addiction, it's extremely difficult to treat once that child has fallen into the rabbit hole. >> reporter: mara schievacompo, abc news new york. >> talking about killed on their winter break the next few days. today would be a day to bundle up. >> reporter: today they should bundle up as they get closer to getting out of school. it will get milder, oddly enough. storm tracker 6 live showing it is cold out there, there's chopper 6 hd over boathouse road, the water looking pristine in that shot. it has not been that strong in terms of of the wind, but enough to give you a windchill in the low 20s even though the temperatures are above that. it's a pretty day.
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today is brisk and cold, every now and then the wind will get into the low teens, you'll feel it, definitely a day for coats. tomorrow is cold, although we'll get 4 to 5 degrees milder in most neighborhoods. on wednesday, high temperatures in the 40s return. that pattern sticks with us for a while. the temperature, 31 degrees in philadelphia, winds out of the north not all that strong at 8 miles per hour, but makes it feel like 23 degrees, bundle up as you head outside. upper 20s in trenton, allentown, reading, lancaster, 32 the freezing mark in millville. the airport in atlantic city, 31 in cape may, 33 in dover. as we take a look at the temperature change remember yesterday we got up to 60 for the high. we're 28 degrees colder than yesterday. obviously the cold air we warned you about last week when i talked to you on friday, it has arrived. it's sticking with us for at least a couple of days. the clouds from early this morning as expected have moved
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off the coast. we're looking at fairly bright conditions across the region. high temperatures this afternoon staying below freezing in allentown barely. 32 the high in reading and trenton. not much difference in the highs, 35 in philadelphia, 34 in wilmington and millville, 36 in cape may. the windchills will make it feel like the low 20s. 3:00 p.m., mid to upper 20s, by 6:30 tonight pretty much the same story with the wind dropping down out of the north. tomorrow, high pressure is closer to us, it won't be as breezy. 39 degrees the high. a little bit better than today, but on the cold side. we have a frontal boundary that will come in and help bump the numbers up wednesday, thursday, and into the weekend. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, brisk and cold today, 35 degrees, partly sunny tomorrow, still chilly, high of 39. winter arrives predawn on wednesday, a little before 6:00 a.m. in the afternoon we get up to 44
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which is more seasonable. on thursday, clouds mixing with sun, 47. there's a slight chance of a pop-up shower on thursday, i don't think everybody sees that and hopefully it's dry for the eagles game at night. friday, 45. with a gusty breeze it will feel like the 30 most of the day. a big weekend coming up on saturday, hanukkah arrives sundown. christmas eve, of course, look out for santa. 46 is the high, sun and increasing clouds as the day goes on right now. appears to be a dry day. christmas is not white, but a little bit wet. cloudy skies and 49 the high, slight chance of afternoon rain, not all the models coming in show that. we'll keep our eyes on christmas. maybe it will turn out cloudy and stay that way. >> rogue one star war story soared to the weekend box office as expected. in fact the scored the best december opening ever with
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155 million in estimated ticket sales. last year star wars force a wakens was the biggest december sales. rogue one opened in all markets globally but not in china or korea. it is produced by disney which is the parent company of 6abc. >> all right, meteorologist,
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david murphy, my lips are frozen, one final check of the accuweather forecast. , all right, rick, we are chilly out there, as you look at the northern and western suburbs stopping around the freezing mark, brisk and cold there. in the i-95 winds running 7 to 14 miles per hour, not exactly knocking your hat off, but with the high of 35 it will feel like
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the upper 20s at the best of times. down the the shore, 34 and coat weather. >> i'll just call you murph. >> reporter: a lot of people do. >> today is busiest day of the year, we'll check in with postal service and other carriers to see how they are keeping up with the gifts. and special winter facial treatment that's coming up on what's the deal. don't forget to join us later tote -- today, at 4, 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. for meteorologist murph, and sarah bloomquist, i'm rick williams. we'll see you later tonight.
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