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"action news" delaware valley's leading news program. with rick williams, sara bloomquist, and meteorologist, david murphy. good afternoon rick is off.
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several passengers are hurt when an airplane goes off the runway. and fighting leads to chaos at 15 different shopping malls across the country. but the panel of destruction from an out of control truck. it burst into flames at a gas station narrowly missing the pumps. annie mccormick is live. >> reporter: we are outside of the accident scene. the cleanup is going on for hours. chopper 6 hd is overhead. like we said it's hours since they are working to get the food off the trailer, to people are injured but are in stable condition. and the intersection is shut down and the crews have responded. cell phone video captured the flames that engulfed this tractor trailer after it crashed
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into this gas station at levic. and 15 firefighters and more than a dozen emergency vehicles responded at 6:30 this morning. >> it was a bunch of explosions at 3:00 or 4:00. >> got on location, and saw there was a two vehicle accident with the truck fully involved fire shooting 15 feet up into the air. >> in a half hour crews put out the flames, the driver of the tractor trailer hauling goods from shop-rite hit this suv before hitting the gas station. snapping this pole in half and firefighters hit an emergency stall button to stop the flow of gas to the pumps. >> this man an overnight manager from rite-aid from across the street ran to help the driver of the suv and officials say this
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could have been a catastrophe. >> i said can you move your legs. he was confused. he said where i am i? i said if are you living you are good. >> this could have been worse, to injuries stable condition. it looks like a good prognose for those individuals. back out here live cleanup crews are back here for a couple of hours, the accident is still under investigation and peco remains out here for a short time. they were without power and people are around the area and the sense has been restored. channel 6 "action news." sara back to you. >> thank you. authorities are searching through the rubble of a fire damaged home in delaware county. a manta lives there is still missing, after a blaze broke out
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this morning. hi sara a state fire marshall is here and state fire marshall and two county detectives, they were searching through the rubble of the building in part to determine a cause and to determine if non-unaccounted for resident is here. his car is here but the not clear if he was in the house at the time of the fire. >> i smelled smoke and looked down the road and it wasn't hard to find. it was shortly after 5:00 people when mike lukes got a smell of fire in his neighborhood. he snapd this picture of this house on naaman's creek road that was burning. >> got here and no fire apparatus was here yet and i could hear them coming and it went up very quick. it went from smoke to fully engulfed. >> he said it took minutes before the entire wing of the
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house was blazing. they found heavy fire above the garage, the wing that contained the garage later collapsed. the sole occupant of the house could not be accounted for and investigators began digging through the collapse portion of the fire scene about an hour ago. >> they dug for an hour but they have called a stop from the work and waiting for an update from authorities to give us an accounting for the unaccounted to resident. >> john, thank you. turning to accuweather, temperatures are soaring into the 60s today and looking live at sky 6 in high definition showing us spring mountain and conditions are breezy and mild and the last of the rain moved out and karen rogers is in for david murphy with a check of the forecast.
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>> i love that shot you can see blue sky, stormtracker 6 live double scan showing we are dry in philadelphia along the i-95 corridor. the showers are trying to limp off the coastline, we have them in middletown and salem and route 49 and elmer and coming down good along 322 in medford lakes, and just a little bit wet out there. a wider look here is the front we are tracking, you see it's already moved through philadelphia, we have cooler air behind it, so enjoy the mild southwesterly flow ahead of that front. allowing the temperatures to rise. before the rain started did you catch the sunrise and the beautiful double rainbow with the sunshine out there, as well as the rain moving in. this photo was taken by walt at marcus hook, at the refinery to rainbows there a beautiful site. go to my facebook page and see pictures people are sharing with us. the rain has moved out and you can see to the west clearing in the clouds as we look.
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you see the clouds breaking and we get to see a few peeks of spine 56 degrees and a mild temperature, 63 in dover, 61 in millville and 63 in atlantic city. temperatures way up there. your average high is 42, we are looking at temperatures 20 degrees above average. here is your evening commute it's dry and showers are moving out of new jersey, 4:00, 55. and temperatures drop a little earlier tonight at 5:0051 and you'll be in the upper 40s at 6:00 and mid-40s at 7:00. snow showers by the end of the week, details on the seven-day forecast coming up. >> thank you karen. many shoppers ran for the exits when violence erupted inside of at least 15 shopping malls across the country yesterday. several people were hurt in the chaos at the mills in jersey gardens here in elizabeth, new jersey, they believe that some
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fights were planned ahead of time on social media. >> reporter: good afternoon right now it's unclear if these fights in all of these different cities are related and police are investigating, in the meantime expect more security at malls where you live. shoppers scrambling for cover shocked and scared. >> every five seconds we heard running and boom boom boom. >> from new jersey to illinois. >> kids hitting each other and trampling each other it was madness. >> colorado, indiana, and texas. >> chaos and commotion inside more than a dozen malls, most caught on cell phone cameras. had police rushing in as panicked shoppers rushed to get out. police now revealing a loud noise during a food court fight
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was mistaken for gun fire and tennessee fireworks igniting inside of a store started a brawl and in aurora they were organized on social media. >> there was something going on about a fight taking place here at the town center of aurora, that is what drew all of these people up to no good to our mall. >> police in other cities say their investigation is continuing to see if social media is to blame. in all dozens were arrested across the country most for disordery conduct and resisting arrest and thankfully no serious injuries. in new york, channel 6 "action news." just 24 days now until president-elect donald trump's inauguration, today trump is coming under fire for questioning the effectiveness of the united nations, the president-elect took to twit tore call the u.n. quote a club for people to get together talk
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and have a good time. after the security council voted for the west bank. the u.s. abstained from the vote instead. prime minister from japan is getting ready to visit pearl harbor. he and president obama will go later today. it will also be the last time president obama will meet with a foreign leader while in office. temple football fans are getting ready to cheer on the owls in the military bowl this afternoon. they face wake forest in annapolis maryland. ed foley stopped by a temple alumni pep rally last night. the 23rd ranked owls are going for a record setting 11th victory of the season. watch is on our sister network,
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espn, kickoff is 3:30 this afternoon. thieves smash their way inside of a store and steal millions of dollars worth of fur cuts in new york city. and inmates take advantages of a plumbing problem how they broke out through a jail bathroom. and karen rogers has your seven-day forecast including new years eve.
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several airline passengers were injured during a failed takeoff today authorities are trying tofying out how a plane ran off the runway in india. >> the flight recorder from a russian military jet was pulled from the black sea today. it may tell investigators, why the plane crashed into the water after two minutes after takeoff on sunday. all 92 people on the plane are presumed dead including russia's world famous military choir. the brother of tricia
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mccauley posted the grim news on social media and police confirmed the news this morn . >> we received a tip and officers responded to m street northwest last night. they found 46-year-old tricia mccauley of northeast washington, d.c. deceased in her vehicle. >> the man that was driving that vehicle has been taken into custody and police are trying to establish a timeline of events since she was last seen at 4:30 in the afternoon christmas day. she was an actress and yoga teacher. some thieves with a taste for designer clothing were able to steal thousands worth of fur coats. this video shows them throwing a brick through a front door of a store on madison avenue. they believe that they cased the
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store beforehand because they went directly for the most expensive itemed. five jail inmates that escaped from a bathroom recall are back behind bars, but the sixth is still on the run. they removed a toilet from the wall and kicked through the concrete. they believe that it was loose from previous plumbing repairs and leaking water. barricades are going up around times square ahead of the ball drop coming up on saturday night. the nypd is ramping up security and carrying rifles. there is no specific threat but concerns about lone offenders planning attacks and nearly a million people are expected to celebrate new year's eve there at times square. many more will watch from home to see the ball drop live. tune in to dick clark's rockin eve with ryan seacrest. starting at 8:00 here on abc. coming up on "action news"
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at noon, you may want to hurry up and make the holiday returns, the new deadlines being enforced by retailers. and what a new study says about dozens of well known television chefs. with the xfinity tv app,
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if you have holiday gifts you need to return, you may want to get moving. some retailers are out with strict new policies according to consumer world.com. kohls entruced a december 31st
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for premium electrons and costco a 90 day window for appliances and macy's must be done within a year. and if you got a drone for christmas check the new short return periods for target, wal-mart and toys "r" us. and celebrity chefs are great as bringing us exciting new food adventures but not so great at demonstrating food safety. experts at kansas state university did a study on 0 well known chefs and 23% licked their fingers during randomly chosen tv episodes or touched their hair or dirty clothing and the food again. and some may have handled food with unwashed hands. the "action news" team sought working on news stories tonight beginning at 4:00. let check in with alicia vitarelli live in the newsroom with a look ahead.
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they will never be the same for you will they? >> reporter: i'll be think being that story for a while. tis the season for giving and this time of year people start to make donations to the charities of their choice. coming up today at 4:00 we'll tell you why sometimes charities do not spend the money wisely. tonight consumer reports is breaking down the highest and lowest rated charities for us. we'll list that for you and write them down before you write the check before the end of year. and a world war ii veteran got the surprise of his lifetime. his favorite singer showed up to surprise him at his house and the video is going viral. find out why taylor swift made the visit and what she said about that moment. special stuff. that is in big talkers and take us with you on the go download the free 6 abc news app. watch us streaming live. >> alicia we'll see you then. thank you. accuweather is coming up next.
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sky 6 hd looking live at the rothman rink at dillworth park. karen rogers has your seven-day forecast when "action news" comes right back.
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mayor jim kenney helped to mark the second day of kwanzaa at city hall. they lit the second candle symbolizing self determination, each of the seven day represents a different principle. it celebrates african-american culture, community and family. karen rogers is here now with a check of the accuweather forecast. breezy and mild out there. >> sure doesn't feel like the week after christmas right? >> temperatures 20 degrees above average today. we are kicking that rain out too. lets take a look at stormtracker 6 live double scan. we are dry in philadelphia and still showers in south jersey and delaware. here is a closer look with
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double scan and seeing them fading in middleton and chads worth and burlington county. lets go outside and see what it looks like with the action cam early on kelly drive. you see the clouds up above and certainly a damp feel to the the day, it will start to brighten a bit in the afternoon. certainly a bright spot and mild temperatures, 63 in atlantic city and dove? >> 61 in millville and allentown, 56 degrees. still gusty breezes out there. 30 miles per hour in the poconos and dover 26 miles per hour gusts and atlantic city and 25 in reading. you feel the wind but it's a westerly throw. so not a chilly wind. satellite 6 along with action radar showing the clouds trying to move out and seeing clearing to the north and with west and as the front moves the clouds ease and the skies brighten a bit in the afternoon. the front is right about here
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and ahead of the front you get a southwesterly flow and the temperatures are bumped up and 72 in new orleans, 68 in atlanta and 60 in raleigh. today mild and tomorrow a bit cooler and you'll feel the change in the accuweather forecast. at 2:00 we are dry be sunshine and 56 degrees, at 4:00 temperatures falling apart early today and 53. and 6:00 you are in the mid-40s and low 40s by 8:00 and 10:00 clearing skies and 40 degrees, it's a chilly night overnight. i want to advance future tracker for thursday. we have a storm system it's a strong storm for new england. when it deepens off the coast for us it's mostly rain and this is a look at 10:30 in the morning and wet snow in the lehigh valley and snow in the poconos and temperatures this day will rise into the 40s, 45 for your high. thursday at lunch time, you see how that really fades and i think we'll see some snow in the
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poconos just some rain for most of the other area and a mix in the lehigh valley and that is thursday to keep an eye on. here is the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast breezy and mild and 62 the skies brighten a bit and much cooler tomorrow and back to reality be 43, 45 on thursday, with a high of 45 we are talking rain in philadelphia and even in the lehigh valley. i think it's a wintry mix and i don't think we'll see much actual snowfall but in the poconos you see a couple of inches and we are keeping an eye on thursday. people can see a snow shower but an unstable atmosphere and a high of 40 to just melt and mostly sunny skies and shilly at 38 degrees and sunday 48 and monday mostly cloudy and 47 so new years eve clouds are around and temperatures in the 30s not too bad. >> all right karen thank you. there is more ahead in the next half hour of "action news" at noon.
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loved ones of george michael are speaking out about the death of the legend. and simone biles won four gold medals in the olympics. how she is honored for being the best.
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flames after careening into a gas station. and a pennsylvania family is telling their tale of survival after getting stuck in the grand canyon. and social media could be to blame for fights in malls days after christmas. and investigators are trying to locate the person that lives at a home that was badly damaged by fire. the fire started at 8:00 this morning at naaman's creek road. from chopper 6 hd you see smoke coming out of the home as firefighters poured water on it. it's unclear if the person that lives in the house was inside at the time. a tractor trailer crashed and burst into flames in the longcrest section of philadelphia earlier this morning. rescuers a that the driver lost control and hit an suv and careen in the gas station property narrowly missing the

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