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stories we are following for you on "action news" at 12:30. we are helping you get ready for new years eve the preps and celebrations going on tomorrow night. and russia is taking action after the u.s. issued a string of actions for the country. the surprising reaction from vladimir putin. >> and now the details. the sun may be shining and the wind is making it feel chilly out there. sky 6 hd looking live at the rothman rink. and it's a good day to do some ice skating after the zamboni gets done. people are hitting the ice. a warm-up is on the way just in time for the holiday weekend. meteorologist, david murphy, live outside with the accuweather forecast. >> it's not here yet the warm-up. now clouds fill in thicker across the terrace and looking at stormtracker 6 live double scan some of those spotty flurries and snow showers we are talking about earlier this morning have arrived.
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and they have actually popped up in south philadelphia. what you see popping through will not take long to get through your neighborhood and some of those brought white puffs of snow, could be there long enough to put a coating on the ground and you'll want to be careful and slow it down on the roads, in case there is a slick spot. and hopefully this is not causing you major problems, up in the poconos where we have a better chance of hitting a slippery road condition, the live look shows clouds have indeed gotten thicker, and sunny breaks across the day. temperatures in the northeast and along the mid-atlantic region all on the chilly side. 32 in philadelphia and 39 degrees in new york city and central park, and the sustained winds are picking up since this morning as expected. 20 miles per hour wind and keep in mind the gusts we had in the last half hour, 36 miles per
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hour. a day for coats and extra gear and hold on to that steering wheel as you drive along this afternoon as you could get a sudden gust especially on an overpass. 31 by 2:00, and we expect to fall from the current temperature of 42 and steadily through the afternoon. 6:00, 37 and as we get later into the evening the winds die down and the temperatures drop and winter coat later tonight. alicia when we step inside the winds die down and chilly for new years eve and temperatures rising towards midnight and new years day looks good temperature-wise and we'll have details in the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast. >> thank you david. it is the eve of new years eve and folks are getting ready to ring in the new year and police are preparing for thousands of people to head to center city and then the mummers parade on new years day. john rawlins got an update from
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investigators he is live with a look at some of the prep. >> hi alicia when people gather in large numbers it becomes a police matter and security is paramount these days, we have seen what new york has announced what it is going to do tomorrow night in times square. traditionally philadelphia does not go into the detail about the measures and staffing, today a spokesperson did say philadelphia did follow best practices. we are mindful of that out lieding patrols and investigations as well. the number one priority is keeping people safe. in less than 48 hours from now the area will be awash with mummers and crowds of people. the night before many thousands will gather on the river for fireworks, between fireworks and mummers, tens of thousands of people. celebrating this weekend. holiday crowds by definition are
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soft targets in europe and paris in a pair of attacks, killed 98 people using nothing more exotic than 18 wheeler trucks, new york will beef up security around times square tomorrow night. 7,000 officers, security check points and the 65 large sanitation trucks loaded with sand placed at key locations to block attacks. philadelphia has used similar methods in the past. we use a number of those tactics in the past in a number of different events here at the dnc and our celebration we have during july 4th, the same type of tactics in place with barricades and various types and nature, a contingent of officers. >> reporter: as they say in these times when large numbers of people gather even for a holiday police need to be concerned about security.
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>> all right john, thank you. and septa is offering expanded service for the regional rail line for new years celebrations and another option is patco, they are offering free rides to make it a safe new year's celebration. it's offered to help people stay away from making decisions like drinking and driving. the promotion starts at 8:00 and runs through 4:00 sunday morning. can you watch the ball drop from your couch here on 6 abc ryan seacrest hosts dick clark's rickon eve tomorrow at 8:00. in this half hour we are following the developments surrounding russia and the united states. russia says it will not retaliate the new sanctions relates to cyber attacks. kenneth moton is live with the
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development. >> russia says they still have the right to retaliate but for now nothing. the kremlin will send a plane to pick up their diplomats and their families. the u.s. strikes back at russia, the obama administration holding ground against russian president, vladimir putin. >> not much happens in russia without vladimir putin. >> he is waiting to retaliate, until a man he has a friendlier relationship with, donald trump. and he is kicking out 35 russian operatives in the u.s. >> this morning russia's foreign minister recommend aid tit for tat saying their current should force out 35 american diplomats. putin said no calling the move provocative. >> the irony here that the reset
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button that president obama was looking for at the beginning of his administration will be president trump's here in the next few months. >> president has not accepted the findings that the russians were trying to affect the election. >> donald trump says it's time to move on from a cyber war, an active seatbelter war from russia and can't move on from a bad restaurant review or not winning an emmy award for the apprentice. >> but will meet with leaders next week, he could reverse the sanctions against russia that could hurt him politically, members of both parties in congress want to see tougher measures taken against russia. kenneth moton, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. a south philadelphia business owner is being laid to rest today one day after police captured her killer. family and friended gathered at
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the church in south philadelphia this morning to say their final good-byes, 81-year-old marie buck was killed if her grocery store on christmas eve. hundreds turned out last night and again this morning to pay their respects to this beloved shop keeper. >> she is wonderful. i miss you marie. >> it makes you feel better if justice is served. but that does not bring her back. >> 31-year-old maurice green was charged in buck's murder and police say he went to the store to confront her grandson over stolen jewelry but he wasn't there. fast moves flames ripped through the home of the unit block of red cedar lane after 7:00 this morning. the show shows smoke coming from the home as firefighters worked to get it under control. pennsylvania once again leads the country in reported
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cases of lyme disease. according to tracking from the center for disease control and prevention. the state had more than 1,000 cases, three times more than new york with the second highest cases. systems include fever, chills and joint aches, if untreated it can lead to arthritis and other probl problems. more to come on "action news." a police officer in texas caught a teen smoking pot and what he did next is gaining national attention on social media. and amazon may take drone delivery to a whole new level. hear their plans for a flying warehouse coming up.
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we are a military family. they travel a lot. every four years when we got re-stationed you think it's going to be the biggest change in your life but there's always more changes to come. the first thing that we would do when we would get into our new place was set up the beds. and when i go to t.j.maxx i buy good quality things that are going to last a long time. everything i get there, i get at a lower price. shopping at t.j.maxx is always like a bonding experience. discover real value worth sharing. i just think that home, it's wherever your family is. maxx life at t.j.maxx. two florida kids have reopened their lemonade stand after being robbed by a pair of teens. according to police the thieves confronted the 9-year-olded and the teens were not happy with
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the amount of lemon ade in their cups and started to yell at the children and one kid threw water at the teens and one teen pushed a 9-year-old to the ground and took an ipod and the $13 they made that day. >> they are innocent sitting there with a box and magic markers and construction paper. >> police caught the suspects after an adult called 911 and charged with robbery and battery and petty theft. >> the base jumper that survived this horrifying fall is speaking out about his experience. 39-year-old landon lept 300 feet off a phoenix mountain on tuesday. the parachute opened but blew him off a cliff. a firefighter was nearby and rushed in to help. he shattered both heels but he
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still plans to jump again. >> i would rather jump than be in the hospital. i'll go out and do it again. >> his prognosis is good but still needs more surgery. >> it may seem like science fiction but amazon is working on high flying plans, the company is making moves to create floating warehouses, to help them make deliveries in the future. tj holmes has more on the idea. we heard about drones dropping packages and pizza and presents at your doorstep. amazon has plans to take it a step furnish. the online retailers has plans to move it out in the sky and deliver to your door within minutes. sounds like close encounters of the drone kind or something dreamed up by the jettisons,
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these dream fulfillment centers store everything in the air with all of your goodies in the air. and the drones would be released delivering your dvd's yoga pants or whatever to your door. despite amazon's grand plans shoppers should no the be looking to the skies just yet. >> it's not uncommon at all for a company to file and receive approval for dozens and dozens of patents that they may not put resources behind. but a company that could make it happen is amazon. a texas police officer is getting praise on the internet for what he did after finding a teenager smoking pot. officer eric ball was off duty and got word that a teen was smoking marijuana at theentance. >> i wanted to teach him a
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lesson to use that situation as a learning tool and he was real respectful. >> i told hill he had two options go to jail or give me 1200 push ups. >> he chose the pushup option and he told the office he learned his lesson. the mom said the officer let him off easy, she would have made him do 1,000. taking a live look at the ben franklin bridge, it's clear but chilly. meteorologist ever being david murphy, with an update from accuweather including a look at the upcoming holiday forecast. when "action news" comes right back. we just moved into this house
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and didn't realize how difficult it was going to be to tie all that space together. with an open floor plan, you need to separate it with furniture. bassett had everything that we needed. fabric combinations marry the rooms together. having someone with bassett has been invaluable. we could've never dreamed up this room without bassett. the big holiday weekend ahead and it looks like mother nature is joining the party. chilly and windy and things getting better over the weekend as we look at stormtracker 6 live double scan one blip on the radar and you can kind of see it
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down to the southern portion of the area. snow showers down there, we go in tighter, and parts of atlantic county are starting to pick up some of this. millville getting rid of one and starting to see another, south of salem picking up this as well. same story south of wilmington in newcastle county delaware and another one down by smyrna. smaller blips are up north, the one good thing is you are seeing snowfall in most areas at the surface are well above freezing, minimal impact. a good burst of snow and quickly whiten the surface and making things slick. slow it down if you get into a burst of snow. as we take a look outside sky 6 hd, this is a live image showing cloud cover and we are looking at radar again off camera.
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and seeing that snow shower coming out of the cloud that you see on the left. that is an example that you see from the dark clouds coming at you and giving you a quick burst of snow. and temperature 42 degrees dew point at 19 overall the air is dry and enough stability with the cool air aloft and lake-effect from the left where there say burst of snow here or there and another big part of the story today. very blustery and gusts in the 30s. up to 40 miles per hour today. and pretty darn chilly out there. the big showers are up in the poconos and one or two from allentown and north bucks later. most of the northern area would have a better chance of a snow shower and early evening when the temperatures are getting colder, you see one of those things you slow it down. 39 is the high and 40 in reading and 42 in philadelphia. we are starting to slide out of the philadelphia or so.
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42 in cape may, by 2:0041 degrees already falling to 41 at 2:00 and 46 by 6:00 and down to the freezing mark at 2:00. it's blustery during the daytime period. as we get into the evening the winds settle down a bit. it won't be as blustery and we are getting down to the freezing mark by 10:00 if you have plans to get out and about. make sure you bring along the winter coat and gear. saturday 43 and sunday 50, nice highs for this time of year, 50 a lot above average for new years day and along the way we have fireworks for the forecast for you. and it looks like penn's landing looking at 42 at 4:00 and we may slip to 40. and we'll see temperatures rise a bit and by midnight we may be up to 41. usually you go to bed and you
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don't experience it. this is a nice night to have that happen. and for the eagles game if you head to the final game against the cowboys on sunday, bright skies and 49 for the kickoff with a high of 50 in the fourth quarter. today windy and chilly and 43 tomorrow and sun and clouds and partly sunny and nice on sunday, for the mummers you have start out at 43 degrees and 48 for the end of the parade. and then monday and tuesday, rain and drizzle occasionally both days but temperatures climb 48 monday but up to 60 on tuesday. and then not bad on wednesday, the rain is gone and still up to 57 degrees, after that alicia it's back to reality. a high of 40 on wednesday and probably the 30s by next friday. >> we'll take the dream in between. thank you. in today's people scene, it was an exciting morning for a popular tv personality who
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experienced a little technical difficulty on his way to the new years eve ball in times square. >> you can't get out? >> you recognize the voice, there he is ryan seacrest got stuck in an elevator. with producers from "good morning america," they were trapped for 40 minutes before the fdny rescued everyone. he tweeted a play-by-play inden and had a good sense of humaner about it. it's still unclear what caused the death of george michael. an autopsy proved to be inconcludes of. george michael was founded if his home on christmas day. he was 53 years old. are you looking for something fun to do this weekend? how about trying something artsy, a new creative studio in cher yes hill that takes do it yourself to a whole new level. here is karen rogers.
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>> reporter: gordon brush is a studio where you can hand craft your own wood decor. >> we have people coming in that are super intimidated and leave with smiles on their faces. run by tony and elana, they are best friends. >> one of a kind there is nothing like it out there. people that love the idea it's all custom and personalize it with their family names on there. and with of 100 designs to choose from every piece can be personalized. during a three hour workshop, they teach you step by step to turn a piece of raw wood into a piece of art. it doesn't have to be perfect. the uglier the better we love it. >> it adds to the rustic charm and after sanding it's time to unwind as you distress the wood.
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>> you had a long day, take it out on the wood. bang away. >> that is fun. >> next comes the stain. >> feel free to make a mess. >> words they never say at home. >> and assemble your board. >> looks pretty good. >> after using a custom stencil, your wood and masterpiece is ready to hang on the wall -- >> wow look at that. personalized homemade and i made it.
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one final check of the accuweather forecast with david murphy. >> it's kelly and windy too. temperatures are falling off quickly and that is the same forry in philadelphia.
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we are already at 42 that is probably our high and then temperatures fall. and down the shore warmer maybe the mid-40s. a look now at stories coming up on "action news" at 4:00. a college student is declared dead but is very much alive. it causes a big wrinkle for her plans for the future. and then on "action news" at 4:00, 5:00 and 6:00. for david murphy, rick williams, sara bloomquist and melissa magee, i'm alicia vitarelli have a great day and happy new year.
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