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continues to allude police. it is thursday night and the big story on action news tonight is a cumberland county community still trying to come to grips with the grizzly murder of a 35-year-old mother who had been murdered in front of her 12-year-old son. action news reporter christie ileto was in commercial township tonight. >> reporter: outside the trailer tara o'shea called home friends and family gathered. it wasn't the family gathering tara o'shea's loved ones were expecting to have this holiday. >> this is devastating to our community because it is just terrible. it could have been prevented. >> reporter: the 35-year-old mother was in an abusive relationship with estranged husband jeremiah monell. police discovered her body
inside her home. a truck believed to be monell's was discovered deep in the county woods but tho sign of him. >> we didn't expect any of this to happen because she should have been in tennessee. she went to court and because jeremiah had, she had kids with jeremiah, the judge wouldn't let her go. so now we're doing this. days before christmas. >> reporter: tara's mother didn't want to be filmed but preached the dangers of domestic violence during the vigil. >> it has to be stopped. >> reporter: while family and friends draped o'shea's christmas decorations she had hung for the holidays with balloons, candles and heartfelt message. >> there's candles, balloons but that doesn't matter because who did this is still out there. >> what do you have to say to the person responsible? >> i want him to come out of hiding, turn himself in. >> reporter: now monell is being
charged with murder among other things and tara's mother also told the crowd that if you see him don't hurt him, in fact, contact police. and let man's law deal with him first and god's law later. reporting christie ileto, exanl 6 action news. >> a search for a missing 14-year-old girl has come to a tragic end. investigators confirmed that a dismembered body is herself. grace packer's adoptive mother reported her missing from abington in july. she never dropped off photographs to the investigators, she moved to quakertown without telling police and allegedly kwept cashing grace's monthly social security checks. the mother has been charged with obstruction and child endangerment and police are asking the public for any
information of sara packer's potential involvement with the death of her daughter. a nasty crash now breaking from chopper 6. it is causing big traffic troubles along roosevelt boulevard. a multivehicle crash has littered the inner and outer lanes with wreckage. this happened a half hour ago. we know two men have been taken to einstein medical center with serious condition. this is how a police chase came to an end tonight in the fairmount section of philadelphia. authorities say a drunk driver was going the wrong way on a 1-way street. officers say they had to smash out his window to stop him at 19th and spring garden. fortunately nobody was hurt. the holiday travel blitz is now under way and today is considered one of the busiest travel days of the year. more than 103 million americans are expected to take a trip over the holidays which would set a
record. the biggest increase over last year will come in air travel. 6 million people will fly to family or friends. now, let's take a live look from sky 6 at philadelphia international airport. we at least don't have to worry about a winter storm causing any delays. let's get a first look at the holiday weekend outlook from accuweather meteorologist cecily tynan at the big board. >> the winter storm that's causing the rain and snow across the rockys and the plains, this will have an impact on our christmas eve. but until then we're just really enjoying a warm-up. monday and tuesday temperatures are stuck in the 30s, yesterday 45, today our high shot up to 53 degrees. that's a full 10 degrees above normal. it was mild. satellite 6 along with action radar showing with the clearing skies right now it is going to be a seasonably cool night.
overnight lows dropping down to 30 in philadelphia, 27 in allentown, 28 in wilmington, and if you're traveling tomorrow night, if you're heading to chicago, that storm system will be bringing some snow in the afternoon and evening hours in chicago. expect some delays, some rain across st. louis and that storm will be tracking a cold front into our region on saturday. so what this means, you wake up christmas eve morning, it is raining out there. it's pretty damp. however, it's not going to be a wash-out. so what's ahead we've got a fine friday tomorrow, christmas eve rain and then a walk on the mild side i'll have more details on that and time out when the rain will leave on christmas eve coming up in the full accuweather forecast. jim? >> thank you, cecily. donald trump and vladimir putin engaged in a saber rattling today. first putin said that strengthening russia's nuclear capability should be the chief military objective in the coming
year. hours later trump called on the u.s. to greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability until the rest of the world comes to its senses regarding nuclear weapons. meanwhile trump filled a high profile job in his administration today. shaun former campaign manager kelly ann conway will be joining the administration after all as a counselor to the president she will have an office in the west wing. ivanka trump had an unpleasant moment on board af jet blew fright. a passenger confronted her on the plane shaking and screaming you ruined our country now you're ruining our flight. the man was kicked off the plane. this was the scene after the plane landed in san francisco.
ivanka and her husband and children were escorted off the plane and transferred to a private plane. the final certified tally today shows hillary clinton with 2,864,974 more votes than trump. clinton is the fifth candidate to win the popular vote yet lose the electoral college. however her 2% lead is not nearly as big as when andrew jackson lost to john quincy adams in 1824 despite his 10% higher popular vote the house of representatives settled that election. princeton university has canceled the rest of the athletic season for the swim and diving team. school administrators say team members posted material described as vulgar and offensive on the school
sponsored team mailing list. there were also alleged miss oxygen nisic and racist comments on the women's swim team. new jersey families who suspect their elderly or disabled loved one is being abused by a home health aide, they can get help to secretly investigate. they can borrow hidden surveillance cameras from the state for free to see if their fears are justified. new jersey's attorney general unveiled the program. the mayor is taking a step to help prevent immigrant businesses forfrom being targets for criminals. this is his new council on asian-american affairs. its job is to help change the immigrant culture of not trusting banks and other institutions and keeping large sums of money at home.
the development comes after a rash of violent armed robberies across the city. >> we have a responsibility to meet your needs, to keep you safe and to respect your culture and your contribution to our city. >> last year police say 16% of the city's home invasion robberies were committed against asian households. that makes them the most frequently targeted group. the mayor has also made a deal to give up his official suite for flyers and sixers games to raise money for the district. the city will also get a cut of sales to other events like concerts. the mayor's office is trying to negotiate a similar deal at lincoln financial field. it was a bonanza for 150 youngsters tonight in philadelphia thanks to the generosity of others, a bonanza with handlebars. action news reporter dann
cuellar explains. >> reporter: santa's elves were busy at work bringing joy to over 150 kids. they each were getting brand new bikes. small ones for little kids, big ones for bigger kids. >> i feel that it was nice and caring for them to give away free bikes. >> reporter: is an to clause brought you a bike? >> yeah. >> reporter: that's awesome. >> i love it. >> reporter: i bet you can't wait to ride it? >> i'm going to ride it over the mountains and near the city. >> reporter: that's wonderful. >> thank you. >> reporter: the bikes were purchased with donations raised by state representative jordan harris. >> it's a humbling experience to be able to be in the neighborhood that i grew up and provide a little bit of joy, the same way people did for me. >> reporter: not only did each kid get a brand new, beautiful bike, they got to sit on santa's lap and talk about the holidays and what else they would like to see for christmas. what are they telling you? >> they want different stuff,
power rangers, gi joes, barbies, bikes. >> it means a lot to me and my daughter and also my son. like is this something they really asked for for christmas and they also got it. >> how are you feeling tonight? >> good. >> reporter: feeling good? >> yes. >> reporter: are you enjoying what these people did? >> yes. >> reporter: merry christmas. >> merry christmas to you. >> reporter: in south philadelphia, i'm dann cuellar, channel 6 action news. >> still to come on action news tonight, dash cam video captures a moment a truck rammed a christmas market in berlin. an explosion on board a bus is caught on camera. and oprah's favorite thing of 2016 could be how much weight she's lost and how it made her millions of dollars today. >> heading into the weekend there's no arctic air in place but there is some rain heading our way. i'll have details on the timing and a big warm-up next week in the accuweather forecast.
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the christmas market in berlin. it was the scene of mass carnage on monday. today authorities released dash cam video that actually shows the terrorist truck coming in from the left and plowing into the market sending shoppers running to safety. 12 people were killed. today police raided an apartment looking for clues as to the whereabouts of anis amri. they say his fingerprints were in the cab of the truck. they know he was the driver. the syrian government has regained full control of aleppo for the first time in four years. authorities say the last of the rebel fighters and civilians were bused out of the eastern part of the city today leaving opposition fighters without their strong hold. the un says more than 35,000 fighters and residents were evacuated from the city. >> yet another electronic cigarette user has been injured
by an floetion. surveillance video today shows the 53-year-old man riding a bus in fresno california when the device exploded in his pocket. the man is being treated for burns to his hands and leg. the fda has identified at least 66 explosions from e-cigarettes over the past few years. in most cases the battery was the culprit. some experts recommend removing the battery between uses. the u.s. economy grew in the last quarter according to the commerce department today. that is the fastest pace in two years but the government isn't anticipating that this momentum will last. with only a 1.5% increases mated because of expectations about holiday shopping. oprah winfrey's shrinking waistline is boosting her bottom line. the former talk show host bought a normally 10% stake in weight
watchers last year. she revealed on a new commercial she has lost more than 40 pounds on the plan. her stake is now word $34 million more than when she bought it. on health check at 11:00, the winter holidays are known to be a time of heightened heart risk, why is that? one thinking says it's due to the on set of cold weather, but others believe it's the stress of the season that contributes to the bump in heart attacks. so to test this theory, researchers studied decades of death records in new zealand where december is a summer month. it turns out that more people did indeed die of heart-related incident in the two weeks after christmas despite the warmer weather. jeopardy fans now know how well a terminal cancer patient did on theshow. 41-year-old's episode ended last night. she taped the show in august.
she passed away earlier this month. one week before her segments even aired. in a video released by the show, they called her appearance a line in the sand in her fight against cancer. >> i really would like the money that i win to be used to help othe others. >> when she taped the shows, only alex trebek and a few staffers new she was even ill. the cancer research institute tweeted thanks for donated and inspired others to do the same. let's get that late word from accuweather and cecily tynan. >> tracking some rain over the holiday weekend but it's not going to be a washout. tonight we have dry conditions out there and temperatures are cooling off a little bit more quickly than they did last night. kurptly 43 degrees in philadelphia down from our high of 53. a mild day today.
reading 38, atlantic city airport 38 and trenton also 38. popular number compared to last night at this time, generally about 5 to 15 degrees cooler and the reason why, i'm going to show you as the graphic goes. we are seeing sometimes just like that. seeing some of the clouds breaking out there. so that means tonight will be seasonably cool. morning rush, lots of sunshine. don't forget the sunglasses. grab the winter coat. it by 8:00, 32 degrees but friday is looking really nice. high pressure just to the south. we'll see mostly sunny skies, some clouds beginning to stream in during the afternoon. it will be cooler today, slightly above normal, 46 degrees, and a storm system i showed you at the top of the newscast, currently in the plains that will be moving up to our north on saturday. what this means it drags a cold front through. that will bring us rain for the
first half of the day, some sunshine late in the afternoon and again temperatures pretty warm for this time of the year. 48 degrees. so if you're hoping for any snow, best chance, wee hours of the morning, 4:00 in the morning could get a touch of snow in the northern lehigh valley in the poconos. 8:00 it's rainy, by lunchtime the steady rain moving across south jersey and delaware. the good news is it's out of here by the afternoon. 4:30 in the afternoon the clouds will be breaking for some sunshine, and then looking good for santa. christmas eve forecast, partly cloudy, 6:00 in the evening, 42 by midnight where the kids are fast asleep, 36 degrees so not too chilly for this time of the year and christmas day loads of sunshine. so the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast, tomorrow if you've got some shopping to do, no problem. good amount of sunshine, clouds
increasing late in the day. a high of 46 degrees. saturday is when we'll be dealing with that rain in the morning, it's out of here in time for the beginning of hanukkah, for santa 48 degrees and sunday it will be lovely, mostly sunny and a little above normal 48 degrees. heading into next week 50 degrees on monday as kwanzaa begins. could bring us a few showers monday night into tuesday morning but tuesday breezy and very mild. temperatures running about 13 degrees above normal. 55 degrees. we drop down to 42 on wednesday, and then another storm system moving in on thursday. yet again this will be tracking to our west. that means a surge of warm air, not snow. rain likely with a high of 46 degrees. last time we had a white christmas in philadelphia, 2009. it's not going to be this year. >> a young girl battling cancer received a special holiday surprise this afternoon with donated lights and blow-up displays.
neighbors of the radcliff family gathered together to decorate the family's home. their daughter has been hospitalized since august. they face-timed with the little girl and she clapped in delight. >> we are so grateful. people have been so generous and just to know honestly the messages of hope and people just loving us and cheering on charlie. you know, it means the most to us. >> even santa showed up to offer the group holiday cheer and bring presents for charlie which will be taken to her in the hospital. the dare to hope organization hosted a give-back for homeless teenagers at youth emergency services. the teens were given free haircuts, a photo shoot, and dinner. the goal is to provide teens with motivation and goals for the future.
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once again 24-19. 1:42 to go in this game. to the ice, the second game in as many nights for the flyers and once again it's within the division. flyers and devils. this one is beyond physical. 82 penalty minutes between the two teams. at one point check this out, standing room only in the penalty box. like a clown car. the flyers give up two irst period goals. this afternoon they got a good send-off as they head from north broad street to anap list. this team cannot wait to get it on. >> we've got to go down there
and create a business trip for the guys so they know where they have to be ahead of time, set up the schedule, let them practice, have good practices, hit the events and lit the kids have a little bit of free time on their own. we're going to have a little bit of fun but we're going to set it up with a business trip with an itinerary every day and go down there with one purpose in mind, to win a game. >> temple, more college on the hardwood. the owls get an incredible performance from a freshman tonight. college basketball, temple
owls hosting yale. first avenue alani moore the freshman goes off. his previous high was 18, he pours in 26 tonight. temple wins 83-77. some other scores, delaware loses at south florida 81-53 and lasalle beats mercer in triple overtime. how about st. joe's and lafayette? this is a one-sided affair. a solid game and a team high 8 rebounds. newkirk leads the way, 24 points he has scored in double figures in every game this season. the hawks win this one 92-63. getting back to those eagles, still up 24-19 under 30 seconds to go in the fourth quarter. >> a platinum music producer held his sixth annual toy giveaway in delaware county
tonight. dozens of gifts were distributed. last year the event attracted more than 100 families and every child left with a big smile. there were even a few who broke out some of their own dance moves. jimmy kimmel live next. action news continues at 4:30. for cecily tynan, ducis rodgers, and the entire action news team, i'm jim gardner. good night.
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