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underway in a philadelphia neighborhood where vandals slashed tires on several vehicles, at least nine vehicles were hit all in the same block. jeff chirico is live along faulkrod street in north wood section with reaction with some of the victims. jeff. >> reporter: hey, matt when many of us were waking up to gifts under the law the tree, folks here woke up to headaches you can see it behind me, a row of cars with their tires slashed. the vandal was caught on camera. that's who folks along the 900 block of faulkrod street is responsible for a tire slashing spree on christmas morning. this man's sister's car was among those vandalleddize celebrating christmas eve with family. >> she was getting in the car to go home and realized the tires were slashed.
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>> police say nine cars were hit before midnight and 2:30 a.m. they don't have suspects, but grainy surveillance figures shows a figure on the bike moving slowly from car to car. >> looks like he stabbed it. >> reporter: anglo got hit twice. >> you have two cars, right. >> the toyota and subaru. that's four tires i have to replace. >> reporter: residents are spending their day off buying tires after a christmas surprise they didn't want. >> it's sad to see people have no heart or feelings and come out and damage someone else always property. >> you can't get upset because it's christmas. >> police say the grainy video is not going to be much help balls you can't tell who was in the video. residents looking to replace the tires, they say it's going to cost them hundreds of dollars. if you know anything about the incident, police ask you to give
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them a call. reporting live in north wood, jeff chirico channel 6 "action news." >> hope they get him. thanks jeff. police in toms river, new jersey are can asking for help solving a deadly christmas hit-and-run, the driver hit and killed keith elliot walking from his home to the bus terminal at 10:30 a.m. he was on his way to spend the holiday with his family. very littler looking for surveillance video of the crash in the hopes of findings the driver responsible. it's been cloudy with a chill in the air and there's parts of ice in the area. spring mountain opened at 8:30 a.m. to accommodate holiday skiers. build it and they will come. philadelphia sprrnlg airport, it's a -- international airport, it's a busy place as people are
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coming back into town after their holiday, or doing the reverse. meteorologist chris sowers has the word from accuweather. >> reporter: still chilly out here when you have a breeze and lots of clouds, even though the temperatures are not treating us bad. i want to show you what's happening with storm tracker 6 live double scan, we can see a couple of little showers that have been moving through. up in the north we've been seeing blue near poconos, freezing rain advisory lasting until 4:00 p.m. an hour ago it was all blue and now you see the temperatures starting to rise in spots. in in allentown and easton we could have a sleet pelt or -- pellet mixed in with that. it's trying to leave willow grove as it heads toward trenton and doylestown. let's take a look at the freezing rain advisory, reading, 3:00 p.m. poconos 4:00 p.m. we have not seen a lot of
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problems with this, but it's something to watch for. martins creek, 34. ho in levittown. hammonton, you jumped up to 46, 48 in vineland, 49 in woodbine. looking with the temperatures -- looking good with the temperatures, doesn't feel always something because of the clouds and the breeze, it feels like the 0s through the region -- 30s even though we're talking about temperatures in the 40s. we have a lot of clouds and touch of drizzle in the poconos. the rain is building in from the west. we'll have a wet start today and tomorrow. temperatures in the 40s, it will feel cooler, 2:00 p.m., 44. 4:00 p.m., slowly rising, 45. clouds and a little bit of
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drizzle, 67:00 p.m., 46. 48 degrees at 10:00 p.m. wait until you see the overnight numbers, matt we have temperatures well above average tonight and tomorrow, i'll have the details in just a moment. >> now, give the weather it is better to head indoors and shop today. people packed the outlet stores in gloucester township, south jersey, some told us they were making returns while others were spending their holiday gift cards or cash. the music world and beyond is reacting to the death of legendary pop singer george michael. he died suddenly on christmas day at the age of 53. elizabeth hur talks about the former wham frontman lasting legacy. >> reporter: not a lot of details about his death with his family asking to grieve in prisonercy. meanwhile, outside his london home there's a growing memorial with fans showing their support. ♪ pop superstar, george michael
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whose iconic voice was behind the holiday classic. ♪ in a career that lasted more than three decades, michael scored hit after hit. ♪ mike hims died of heart failure sunday, his public is telling abc news, he passed away peacefully on the home over the christmas period offering no further details. police say his death was unexplained, but not suspicious. >> the reason it is unexplained and doing an autopsy is because they know. >> reporter: an autopsy is pending while his fans and friends pay tribute to a man who shot to fame in the 80s. as one half of the group wham with andrew ridgely, a achieving greater success as a solo artist
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and coming out as gay in the 90s and struggle with lewd behavior and drug possession. his powerful voice captured millions of fans selling 100 million records. >> what is it about me that women ignore the fact that i am gay. i think women get who i am and i write from the heart. >> reporter: this morning the music worlds is celebrating a pop legends. >> he was on the money. he made a tremendous mendsous contribution musically. -- tremendously contribution musically. >> reporter: ellen degeneres is calling her friend a huge talent. in new york, i'm elizabeth hur channel 6 "action news." >> carrie fisher remains in the hospital in stable condition. she suffered a heart attack while in the air on friday.
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princess laya actress had the medical emergency while flying from london to l.a. her mother, debby reynolds thank the public for their support. donald trump is 20 days away from being naughted -- i go inaugurated for being president. he will shut down his charitable foundation. the attorney general is looking into the donation the fund addition made to -- foundation made to a funds raising campaign to a florida politician. a pedestrian who was struck outside philadelphia international airport today is expected to be okay. it happened in the airport departure lanes near terminal d. near 6:30 a.m. the transport van hit the
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pedestrian and that pedestrian is in the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. everybody inside the house of the unit block of marlboro lane in glen mills made it out okay. viewer video captured flames coming from the roof. people who live in the home said they are devastated, but relieved nobody was hurt. >> you wipe their toys down you put their dishes in the dishwasher, but do you know how clean your children's things are? do you want to know? the test results i'm told will gross you out and they are next. the obama family is only its final holiday vacation before leaving the white house for good. finds out about their hawaii fun next.
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>> at least 6 people are dead own thousands more are without power in the philippines where a powerful typhoon slammed into the country over the weekend.
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it forced many county ports to close at the height of the shipping season. at the height of the storm, wind gusts topped 110 miles per hour knocking out access to several roads across the island nation. ninos sits over the west coast of the philippines. a large hole is causing a residence to cave in. fatherly of a soar intercepter line caused the sing hole when the raw sewage is being diverted into a river instead of backing into homes. another sinkhole disaster popped up not far from this location back in 2004. abc news went on a cross country challenge to see how many germs our toddlers are passing along. mara schievacompo reports the
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results, shocked recent their experts. >> reporter: bath toys and sippy cups, some of the toddlers favorite things. but with near constant exposure to a wet environment, how clean are they. >> this is a constant worry. >> reporter: we decided to find out. "g.m.a." investigates testing 50 items. parents from across the county sending in samples from a pennsylvania. >> we're sending you a squirty beer. >> reporter: to chicago. >> goodbye in froggy. >> reporter: to southern california. >> i can't wait to find out the results, maybe we can if they are gross. >> reporter: doctor susan whiteyer tested the sippy cups for bacteria and mold. >> 100% of the bathtub toys and sippy cups. >> reporter: 25% of the sippy
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cups grew fecal back bacteria. >> high, mara. >> one of the things we tested was your son's sippy cup you said you would be surprised if you found anything in there. >> get ready to be surprised. >> reporter: we found fecal bacteria are you kidding? how is that possible? >> for the bath toys, we tested ones made of rub are foam and plastic. the rubber toys were the dirtiest, two tested positive for mold, including this frog, check out the inside they are completely black. >> if they were to ingest that, it's unpredictable, they could have an allergic reaction to it. >> remember your frog toy, this is all mold. >> my favorite the santa claus, that is what was inside santa, looks like hair was growing in there. allege or something.
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>> reporter: -- algae or something. whatwhat would parents do, use disinfect with wipes, let cups and toys dry completely. mara schievacompo abc new york. >> have they happen play with a bar of soap. a young philadelphia union super fan from montgomery county is celebrating a christmas gift he will not soon forget. >> keep reading.is. >> that was 9-year-old ethan chambers reaction when his parents surprisele him with a ticket package for the union's next season. the pottstown child become
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hooked on the union after his game last year. he got an autographed photo from his favorite union player.
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audubon. you'll be getting rain in the overnight hours. the current temperature in the 40s, 42. temperatures will continue to rise be we'll hit the high later on tonight after sunset kinds of a unusual day with a warm front lifting there. 33 degrees, winds out of the east/northeast that will 1weu679 to the south and the temperatures will bump up a little bit. the ocean temperature, 43. around the region, 28 in the poconos, we're cooler there. everywhere else we're above the freezing mark, certainly in the i-95 corridor, 42 degrees. 49 in cape may. salt sat showing here's the warm front -- satellite and radar showing here's the warm front lifting up, drizzle and showers and clouds. it feels chilly other than the fact we're talking about milder temperatures when you factor in the breeze and the clouds, the warm cold front will move through quickly and we'll get showers tomorrow morning, behind it we
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have cooler air and ahead of it warmer air. 2:00 p.m., 44. 4:00 p.m., 45. 6:00 p.m., temperatures are rising, 46 degrees, lots of clouds feeling damp, not a lot of precipitation. at 8:00 p.m., and 10:00 p.m. we're holding at 48 degrees in the upper 40s and temperatures will rise overnights. which overnight, which is a good thing because at 8:30 a.m. we'll have showers moving through. temperatures will be well above average, into the 50s, no concern of any freezing tomorrow. let's look at the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast a lot going on with the forecast, kind of a rollercoaster ride with the temperatures. cloudy day, 48 for the first day of kwanzaa. tomorrow an early shower warm high of 60 degrees, that's nearly 20 degrees above average. wednesday, 60 to the 40s, back to the reality. thursday, rain, above average, 49. friday, windy and cooler, 40, maybe a lake effect snow shower
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in the northwest. saturday we never make it out of the 30s, brisk and chilly. milder air comes right back on sunday, sunshine and 47. thank you karen. topping the people scene this noon, holiday force was strong with rogue one, the first stand alone star wars movie is set to lead the box office for the second week in a row. >> reckless, aggressive and undisciplined. >> this is a rebellion, isn't it? i rebell. >> the full numbers are not in, but it is expected to bring $100 million between friday and today. animated film sing is on track to earn $51 million. passengers is projected to debut in third. the bad moms movie is
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making a sequel in time for next year's holiday. kristin bell announced that a bad mom's christmas is heading to theaters in 2017. bell will return in the second installment of the movie, it is set to open in november. >> the first family is on their last holiday vacation and they are doing their favorite things in hawaii. the obamas are hiking and taking time to visit with u.s. troops. abc's stephanie ramos shows us. >> reporter: visits u.s. troops on christmas day is a holiday tradition for president obama and this was his last visit as cheer. >> it's impossible for us to fully repay what you've done and the sacrifices you make, but at least it's important to hear from us that what you do matters. >> reporter: president obama thanking u.s. troops and their families for their service at
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marine corps base hawaii. on christmas eve, the president called u.s. service members from each branch of the military stationed over seas to thank them, too. on twitter, this picture, the best time of the holidays to share with those we love. mary christmas everyone. the president teaming up with michelle to poke fun at their first weekly address in 2009. >> given how our first christmas weekly address went i realized we needed all the help we can get. >> the greatest gifts we've receive in the last 8 years has been the honor of serving as your president and first lady. this year a historic stop for president obama, the japanese prime minister will join him at pearl harbor tuesday. the first time a japanese leader has visited the site since the attack. stephanie ramos abc news,
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honolulu, hawaii. we have some precip tailings
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out -- precipitation out there. >> reporter: let's check storm tracker 6 live double scan, in the poconos freezing drizzle possible. the national weather service let the freezing rain advisory expire for the lehigh valley. it's still up in the mountain pocono until 4:00 p.m. watch for that. for us, cloudy skies, drizzle, maybe freezing drizzle in the poconos. arch temperatures in the mid 40s, matt. >> finally at noon, a man from portland oregon had a birthday like no other. he usually gets a few cards from family and friends, for the 99th birthday he received bins of wishes. world war ii veteran received
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greetings from all over the world. this afternoon on "action news" at 4:00 p.m., the family from the lehigh valley was on vacation when things quickly turned dangerous, they became stranded in the wilderness miles from civilization. the victim's relatives described how they survived coming up. party plan winning a healthy twist, consumers reports tests out appetizer options in time for the shindig on new year's eve. that's it for "action news" at noon, join us for "action news" at 4, 5:00 p.m., and 6:00 p.m. for david murphy, karen rogers, i'm matt o'donnell. have a great monday and great workweek.
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