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have you seen this man. the search for the suspected gunman in the death of a pennsylvania state trooper is on going at this hour. and i meant is building as we prepare to ring in the new year, philly style, the celebrations going on throughout the city. plus, will the weather cooperate with the new year's eve plans, the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, with what you can expect. i'm getting silly sitting here with chris sowers. feeling a little festive it's new year's eve, it's early you can -- but. >> reporter: temperatures will be close to 40 degrees when we ring in the new year, that's not too bad. sky6 live hd take a look at that, we have the milky white cirrus clouds overspreading the sky. the numbers will start to climb again. 33 degrees in philadelphia. trenton, 30. millville, 35. cape may, 38. and atlantic city, checking in
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at 34. just the slightest breeze out of the southwest general winds speeds 3 to 5 miles per hour. it might feel two to three degrees cooler. this afternoon we'll warm up nicely. high, thin clouds across the mid atlantic states this morning. forecast for today, it will be warmer than yesterday, yesterday we managed a high of 42. today we're shooting for 47. let's say a a sun and clouds, a little bit breezy. yesterday we had the gusty winds gust as high as 40, 45 miles per hour. today it is in the ten to 20 miles per hour. the 47 will feel like 43 or 44. coming up, looks like a mild start to the new year, especially tomorrow we're talking about highs in the 50s again. rain arriving next week. seems like this whole month has been a washout. could we make a run at 60 degrees on tuesday. it's a possibility i'll have the details coming up in the full forecast in just a few minutes, alicia. >> thank you. breaking overnight, police
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have identified a pennsylvania state trooper killed in the line of duty and the search for the man who killed him is on going at this hour. trooper landon weaver was shot in heston huntington county. he was handling a protection from abuse complaint. jason robison pulled the trigger. that's a look at him right there. he has not been caught. law enforcement using helicopters to aid in the search. some residents were evacuated as a precaution. >> we've seen two helicopters i couldn't tell how many cop cars, under cover cop cars have gone by, so it's been everything, i hope it gets sorted out. >> there are five or six families down there, and some of their family is home, and the rest of us are waiting in the church parking lot hoping we can get home soon. state police say that robison is considered armed and
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dangerous, his hair may be dyed purple. if anyone spots him they are asked to call police immediately. in a statement governor wolf said -- weaver had just enlisted a year ago. he adelso adelso matos oh oh there will be extra security in place to make sure everyone enjoys a safe celebration as we ring in 2017. the big draw will be the fireworks at penns landing at p.m. and again at midnight. jeff chirico explains there are plenty of ways to ring in the new year in the city of
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philadelphia. >> happy new year! >> reporter: excitement is building as visitors begin arriving early to ring in the new year philly style. this family from bucks county is spending the weekend. >> everybody wanted to come down for the night and see the fireworks and so we all said sure, let's go. >> reporter: there's plenty to do, the hilton at penns landing, preparations are underway for not one, not two, but three new year's eve parties. >> we have one in the ballroom and one in the restaurant. those are sold out. we have one at 9:30 more for the adults and couples. that starts at 9:30. >> reporter: in the kitchen chefs are working overtime preparing to feed more than a thousand dinners. meanwhile, if you missed franklin square holiday light show you'll get a chance saturday night. they are hosting a family-friendly party from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and be there to count down as the square drops above the square burger stand at 6:00 a.m.
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>> it's exiting to celebrate for the kids, 6:00 p.m. is just as close to midnight. you would think it was midnight. >> reporter: the debruno brothers shormings -- shoppers plan to stock up on meats and cheeses for their home parties. >> make sure you come in early before 10:00 a.m. >> reporter: julie of the northeast is shopping early, she said although there's plenty to do across the city she is planning a relaxing new year's eve at home with friends. >> i want to relax and enjoy good food and company. >> reporter: the big draw will be the fireworks, they go off at 6:00 p.m. and midnight. happy new year. on the art museum steps, jeff chirico channel 6 "action news." >> septa is offering expanded service on the regional rail line tonight. trains will be operating on a saturday schedule. revelers can take advantage of
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special service at center city stations there's information at patco is offering free rides in and out of philadelphia to avoid drinking and driving. the promotion begins at #-- 8:00 p.m. tonight and runs through 4:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. >> we hope everybody comes out and take advantage of the free ride and hope they will enjoy some activities in philadelphia or somewhere along the line in new jersey. this is the first time in its 50 year history that the port authority offered this promotion. patco estimates it will cost about $20,000. last-minute preparations are underway for the mummers parade, the oldest folk festival in the county. the music and dance routines and costumes makes it an event not to be missed. with the parade hours away, crews are ready to make sure they are ready to parade down broad street in center city.
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new year may be hours away from us, but other parts of world have running in the new year. sydney had fireworks set to a music medley by david bowie and prince and willie wonka, gene wilder's most famous role. tune into to dick clark's rockin' eve with ryan sea crest and share your new year's with us at #6abc action. a fire destroys a dozen
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stores in a queens neighborhood. >> reporter: the past two weeks i've had more junk food combined for the entire year. coming up, the weather, it is chilly out there this morning, windchills in the 20s, but some of the same locations could be in the 60s by tuesday, details coming up right after this.
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following an inferno in new york city. the search is just now beginning to what sparked the flames. win three minutes of the first call, the fire was ripping through rooftops. three firefighters suffered minor injuries. >> this has been here our whole life, we just watched the whole block burn down, it's heartbreaking. >> think about all the business owners, people who work in the stores and the impact on the neighborhood of all the people who shop in these stores, that's the real tragedy. >> very sad news there. the good news, though, the injuries suffered were only minor. today investigators will spend new year's eve salvaging the little that's left. new year's eve looking good, earlier i said good evening, it is evening in australia where it is already the new year. >> reporter: if only the camera could see schi looked -- what id
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like, what you talking about. it's a nice day, it's beautiful out there, we have a decent amount of sunshine, chilly temperatures, with the numbers glistening down, should warm rather nicely this afternoon. let's go over to the radars, double scan live is clear, we'll keep it that way today. although i'll show you in just a few minutes, if you look on storm tracker 6 live app it may appear there's moisture popping up, it's not reaching the ground. high temperatures this week, 50 degrees for monday. the normal high is 42. well above seasonal averages monday, tuesday, hello, 64. one degree shy of the record high of 65 which was set last year. 46 for wednesday and thursday, yesterday was chilly with the breeze. the actual air temperature reached 42, windchills in the upper 20s most of the time. 33 right now, dewpoint 22 that's a dry number. the air is dry.
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pressure is rising. that dry air will eat up any moisture that will form later this evening. the wind out of the south/southwest ocean temperature, 42. 23 in pottstown, saint davids, 29. 30 in warrington. 33 for center city. chester, 32. cinnaminson 32. agenda -- gandys beach, 32. woodbine, 37 degrees. we have fair skies across the mid atlantic and the northeast. what that means, there's a few thin cirrus clouds popping up. we'll have moisture which will attempt to sneak in here overnight tonight. watch what happens, future tracker 6, we'll say increasing clouds this afternoon starting out with sunshine, high, thin milky clouds overspread the sky. later this evening, you see how the moldses pop -- models pop
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up, rain snow showers will evaporate before it reaches the ground. we're looking at mainly cloudy skies overnight. midnight, cloudy skies, the clouds act like an atmospheric blanket and keep the temperatures mild. you'll need a jacket or heavier coat, but we'll not be talking about biting windchills or anything like that, it will be enjoyable as we ring in the new year. look at the numbers around midnight, 40 degrees, mid 40s, south and east, suburbs close to 40 not too bad. today, 47 degrees, sunny and breezy. winds out of the southwest 10 to 20 miles per hour. overnight tonight, partly cloudy and breezy. the numbers don't happen until sunrise tomorrow. 32 outlying suburbs, 38 for center city. around midnight as we ring in the new year, temperatures are
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close to 40 under mostly cloudy skies, it will stay dry. for the mummers parade, look at this, mostly sunny skies, bright skylight wind, 43 degrees. 1:00 p.m., 47. 5:00 p.m., 46. somewhere in between the two, we'll manage a high of right there, 50 degrees, not a bad weekend overall. here's the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, unsettled weather returns, though, as we get into monday, look for periods of rain and drizzle 49 degrees with temperatures rising at night. tuesday, more rain is expected, but we're up to a whopping 60. wednesday is mild, high of 53. and then thursday and friday, the arctic pack, 36 degrees, 34 friday. there's a coastal system we're watching friday night. >> next year. >> reporter: next year could bring some snow. >> we'll keep our eyes on that. connecting to a galaxy far, far away in honor of the late star
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wars actress kerry fisher. the space needle sent a beam of light into the sky many wearing the star wars costume to honor fisher's role as princess leia. she died after going into cardiac arrest. her mother died the next day. the family is planning a joint funeral for fisher and debbie reynolds.
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>> an absolutely scary situation for theme park visitors in california's knox bury farm. people were stuck 130 feet in the air. it took crews 8 hours to safely rescue every passenger on board and one operator by repelling them to the ground. it is unclear what caused the ride to mall function, it will be closed until an investigation is complete.
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so, what are you to do if you're heading to a party tonight as you want to watch your waistline, hard to do during the holidays. frozen food brands are offering lower calorie appetizers. >> reporter: when you're the one throwing the party, you can help your friends keep their new year's resolution by serving hor'dourves that are healthier. consumer reports asked are they worth and tasty and worth the price. in the end they found a number of worthy snacks to serve at your next soiree. >> trader josie pot stickers have 29 calories, there's chicken, cab cabbage and ginger.
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and scalps. two flakey treats get high mark for there crispy outside and tasty veggie inside and both have 45 calories each and bargain at 18 cents per piece, c pact butterfly shrimp is a crunchy bredded nibble with a -- breaded nibble with a soft inside. that's a way to help your friends celebrate. new year's means new life, that's the case in fort meyers, florida. people from across the globe have been tuning in, they need glued to a live feed this week of a balanced -- bald eagles nest hoping to catch the moment the new hatched.
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we're waiting forth the second eaglet to hatch. we'll give you a link where you can watch real time. here's what's happening in and around the area for the weekend, very fun stuff for this new year's eve and day this weekend. celebrate betsy ross' birthday, the lady who is best known for sewing the american flag, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the betsy ross house in old city. let the little ones ring in the new year, "the please touch museum" hosts a new year's eve party for families. there will be a countdown at noon and ball drop. mr. potato head will make a special appearance to ring in 2017. doors opened at 9:00 a.m. and festivities go to 3:00 p.m. and the cost is $25.
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there's a new year's splash event at the adventure aquarium in new jersey. it is open until 10:00 p.m. -- 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. if you're up for it, stay for the fireworks display on the delaware river. sixers highlights of atlanta's game in den -- last night's game in denver coming up. be a hero. get zero down, zero deposit, zero due at signing, and zero first month's payment on select volkswagen models. right now at the volkswagen sign then drive event.
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morning, new year's eve, taking live look sky6 live hd spring mountain, there's snow on the ground with skiers ready to usher in the new year with a few trips down the slopes.
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>> reporter: sports, flyers lost again and steve mason got hurt. he left the game after a san jose player's stick hurt his hand. s backup played well, but the flyers got shut out 2-0. aaron dell played for flyers coach dave hextall at the university of north dakota. here's jeff skeverski with the rest of the of sports. >> reporter: the sixers be looking to rebound in denver after another fourth quarter meltdown in utah on thursday. the good news, joel embiid the best player back the booze -- bad news without okafor. perhaps embiid wants to join him, dives into the bench. he is okay. third quarter, the pump, the slam, 23 for the big guy. sixers up ten. robert covington loses it and gets it back.
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what a shot, beats the shot clock. sixers entering the 4th. they hang on embiid's 3. sixers shoot 50% from beyond they hang on to win 124, 122 ending their four game losing streak in their final game of 2016. eagles fans hate the dallas cowboys nuf -- enough, you do not want to hear this. eagles lost 8 of their last 11 games at the linc. it's another reason why they must beat the boys tomorrow. they are looking for their first win against dallas in five years. coach peterson is proud of his team the way they responded through difficult times. he believes it is a building block for 2017. >> there's no quit, the fight is there, the effort has been there, that's something that niece guys have bought into these last few weeks and so for me that's been kind of the defining moment, you know, for me, this first year of you guys
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buying into what i've been saying. >> reporter: college hoops number one rank villanova will have their hands full at one on the road against crayton today. st. joe's, newkirk hurt his left knee going for a break away layup against george washington. he left and did not return. the hawk will in every die, lamar campbell nails it. st. joe's wins. >> reporter: la salle looking for their first win in dayton since 199. 20 turnovers on the road, kyle davis, la salle loses their 13th straight in dayton. penn against fairfield, first half, max rothschild, the steal goes coast to coast.
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ben goes on to win owe penn goes on to win, 74-68. they have won three in a row. that's sports, i'm jeff skeverski, happy new year. >> well as you're anticipating the start of a brand new year, you'll have to wait an extra second to usher out 2016 because there's an extra second this year. the world's foremost authority on time has added a leap second to the end of december last year. they use this added second like a leap year to bring the world's atomic clocks in sync there need 32 leap seconds added to the clock.
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j. >> happening on "action news" saturday morning at 9:00 a.m., a pennsylvania state trooper shot and killed on the job. ahead the search for the man suspected of pulling the trigger. and russia's response to white house sanctions as new hacking allegations arrive in vermont. deadly gunfire following a meek mills concert the latest on the investigation. gray hall is off, i'm alicia vitarelli, happy new year's eve, everyone, we'll head over to meteorologist chris sowers with the accuweather forecast and nice looking holiday weekend. >> reporter: good morning to you, alicia, a lot of temperatures are a good five to seven degrees milder than where we started out this morning. temperatures will climb higher than yesterday, we're not going to see the gusty winds like we
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saw yesterday, either, it will be more relaxing today. 33 in philadelphia. millville, 35. cape may, is already closing in on 40. 30 in trenton, 28 in allentown. 23 for the poconos. now, if you look at the satellite and radar appears as if there's a lot of clouds out there this morning, he's these are the high, thin clouds where the sun shines through. that's what the day will look like all day, a milky white sky. the clouds will lower and thicken overnight tonight, but the weather will not turn threatening partly sunny and breezy, look at the high, 47. 38 degrees by 11:00 a.m., sitting at 33 now. 42 degrees by 1:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m., 45 and by 5:00 p.m., 45. in between the two, again, we should manage a high of 47 enjoy the dry weather now while we have it, because more rain is in the forecast for monday, tuesday, potentially wednesday morning and maybe even friday,
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although friday could actually mix waiblghtsz -- with a little snow. i'll have the details in the exclusive accuweather forecast. >> we continue to follow breaking news this morning, a full-on manhunt is underway for a man accused of shooting and killing a pennsylvania state trooper. authorities are searching by air and on the ground for this man, 32-year-old jason robison. officials say robison shot and killed landon weaver who was responding to a call for protection from abuse violation. the confront aches -- confrontation happened in hunting ton county. he is armed and dangerous, his hair could be dyed purple. anyone who has seen him, call police. stay with "action news" as we follow the search for the suspect, trooper weaver's killer. go to for the latest on
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the investigation. live picture from time square in new york city. it will filled with as many as 1 million revelers as we countdown to 2017. you can join them from the comforts of your own home. the hottest ticket is dick clark new year's rockin' eve. >> reporter: it's the 45th anniversary of america's biggest celebration of the year. dick clark's new year's rockin' eve with ryan seacrest will have the biggest acts of 2016. >> it's easier to say who is not performing. >> reporter: the party includes 5 1/2 hours of performances and special ronlts. >> ronlts -- special reports. >> i remember growing up and watching the show and to be part of it for ten years.
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>> reporter: federal governmenty, hailey seinfeld to be performing on it and be a part of an incredible program and artists that i am a huge fan of. >> reporter: john legend expected to rick in the new year. >> you get to see -- >> reporter: before the ball drops, ten time american musical award winner, mariah carey. for the first time there will be celebration in every time zone. as it turns 2017 across the country they will celebrate in this moment. dick clark's new year's rockin' eve starts at 8:00 p.m. to see the ball drop and all the celebrations happening in time square live, tune into dick clark's new year's rockin' eve with ryan seacrest.
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the countdown coverage begins at 8:00 p.m. on 6abc. share your countdown on social media, facebook, instagram and twitter. let us know what you're doing using the #6abc action. new this morning, a young woman is critically injured after being hit by an suv in northeast philadelphia. the driver told police the woman ran out into traffic. witnesses say she was dancing and partially clothed. it happened at night around 11:00 p.m. the suv did stop. the driver is not being charged. developing overnight, gunfire outside a concert by philadelphia's meek mills killed two people and wounded two others. police believe those involved in the shooting in connecticut had attended the concert it had just ended when shots rang out in a parking lot next to the theater venue. meek mill is okay and not accused of any wrong doing. a woman believed that her nephew was among the two that died. it would be another tragedy for
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her sister. >> she lost a child 15 years ago, she lost another son, too much to bear. >> police say two shooters may have been carried out this crime, the motive remains a mystery. a vermont electric utility found a russian malware code on their laptop. they were alerted by the department of homeland security about a software code used in grisly step. russia has denied hacking any u.s. system. meanwhile, vladimir putin dieded to hold off on retaliation against the u.s. after the white house imposed sanctions following reports of e-mail hacking in an attempt to sway the u.s. presidential election. president-elect trump called the decision a great move. moscow is hoping trump will
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reconsider the sanctions once he is in office. the husband of top donald trump aid and south jersey native kellyanne conway is under consideration to become solicitor general in the president-elect administration. he would be the first asian to hold the position. bill cosby wants his sexual assault trial moved out of montgomery county. his attorneys asked that the trial be moved out of the county or a jury be brought in from somewhere else. they argue jurors may be swayed by negative news coverage. the d.a.'s office said he does not oppose the request. there's much more to come on "action news" saturday morning at 9:00 a.m. including "shelter me rescue of the week." firefighters help put out the flames, but who takes care of the pets displaced by fire.
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ahead learn about the red paw emergency relief team. nasa researchers are working on a device that could save firefighters lives, we'll tell you how. we'll get another check on this accuweather forecast on new year's eve, meteorologist chris sowers has details i think you're going to like when "action news" comes right back. >> a 65-year-old disabled
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veteran and his girlfriend escaped from a house in allegheny county. he is on oxygen and cannot walk. but somehow he managed to crawl to safety as the fire started spreading. investigators are trying to determine just how the fire started. pretty amazing. it is 9:41, new year's eve, we're looking ahead to all the festivities tonight and the weather cooperating. >> reporter: you'll need a coat but you'll not need the gloves or scarf. it will be mild, as we go live on sky6 live hd taking a look at the christmas tree from our city hall camera. you don't see a lot of things whipping in the winds. the winds have calmed down, they are 3 to 5 miles per hour. very, very light especially compared to yesterday when we had the winds gusting to 45 miles per hour. the radars are clear, as well. the month of december, boy i'll tell you what, this has not been kind to the winter weather fans,
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over the past five years, decembers have been above average. 2012, above average. i believe this was the year the eagles played the lions in all the snow, there was snow in the month of december. generally speaking all the decembers have been well above seasonal averages. last year it was 14 degrees above average. this december, 1.3 above average right now. we should end the month about a degree and half above normal. will january follow that lead? we'll see, there are changes coming in the seven day forecast. 47 degrees is the forecasted high for today. another day above seasonal averages, starting out at 31. 33 now. 28 in allentown. 35 for millville. cape may, 39 degrees. trenton, 30. lancaster and reading you're cooling, temperatures are in the upper 20s, low 30s. winds speeds for the most part are on the lighter side 3 to 5 miles per hour, every now and then you see it go up a bit.
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nothing like the 45-mile an hour gusts. that's how it will stay today, we're forecasting winds out of the southwest at 10 to 20 miles per hour. high, thin clouds over us now, thicker clouds to the west. they will lower and thicken during the afternoon. we'll have mainly cloudy skies from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on. what that will do is help to keep temperatures fairly mild because all the sun's energy gets trapped close to the ground with all that cloud cover. it can't escape back in the atmosphere, the result is warmer temperatures. it will be mild this evening. 8:00 p.m., there could be a flurry or spritz or sprinkle, the air is so dry it will evaporate before it reaches the ground. midnight, looks clothed and dry, lots of sunshine new year's day. new year's day we could hit 50 degrees, warmer stuff is on the way.
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the pattern gets unsettled again, monday, tuesday, and wednesday morning you'll see a lot of this, clouds and periods of rain or drizzle just throughout the entire time frame. this is 4:30 p.m. monday, same thing, periods of rain and drizzle. the forecast model only goes out to 3:30 a.m. tuesday morning, same thing, drizzle and periods of rain through tuesday afternoon. skies may attempt to brighten up a little bit tuesday afternoon, only to see more showers return tuesday night and wednesday. for today, sun and clouds, breezy. it's a nice day, the normal 41. shooting for 47 in philadelphia. cape may, atlantic city, 48 degrees, again all that cloud cover keeps the temperatures from falling, 43 degrees by 6:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. temperatures, 42. the numbers plateau by 10:00 p.m., midnight, the temperatures are 40 degrees. that's where we should be for afternoon highs. it will be fairly mild. we get into the overnight temperatures, these numbers occur around dawn tomorrow morning. 32 in reading.
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38 in philadelphia. millville, 36. cape may, 42 degrees. if you're heading to the lincoln financial field, eagles take on the cowboys, light skies and breezes, temperatures close to 50 degrees. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, nice and mild at least to start here comes the cold air next weekend. sun and clouds today, breezy. 50 degrees tomorrow, sunshine to start. monday, dreary, 49 degrees, we're up to 60 on tuesday, more rain. wednesday is damp early with sun during the afternoon, 53 and here comes thursday and friday, 36 and 34. windchills in the 20s. next year, that's colder. >> in january. >> reporter: in january. >> thank you. if you're hitting the road to celebrate the new year, experts are warning you to be careful according to aaa new year's holiday is one of the deadliest day for alcohol
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related crashes. national highway traffic administration says 139 people were killed nationwide in drunk driving crashes during the holiday week last year. in pennsylvania state police responded to 400 crashes over new year's. more than 10% of them were alcohol related and more than 300 people were arrested for dui over the holiday. pennsylvania senator bob casey and other state officials want to keep $23 million in federal funding to expand internet service. the money was offered to verizon to rural customers in pennsylvania. verizon turned the job down, meaning the money could go somewhere else. senator casey is lobbying the fcc to give the money to another provider so the rural customers can benefit. a driver picked up an extra purr. he discovered the feline when he
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stopped at a gas station. he thinks the animal was there for the entire trip across four states. he believes this is the same kitten he had seen in his home near for the drum new york that is 600 miles away. the driver took the cat to an emergency vet. it had no serious injuries one of his relatives decided to adopt the little cat. in this week's "shelter me rescue of the week," we learn about a relief team that helps four legged friends in the event of an emergency. dana brown received a call that her home was on fire, the first thought was the safety of the dog and three cats. >> i saw the houses completely destroyed. jack about -- i can't care about anything. >> reporter: while the red cross was helping the people, red paw
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was on the scene helping to save the pets. >> we provide emergency pet care and transport. we firefighters who are on call that respond to us. >> reporter: red paw founder jen was firefighter for seven years when she realized there was a void that needed to be filled. >> nobody the is there to take care of the pets. >> reporter: red paw has been in operation for over five years dealing with everything from fires to gas leaks helping five hundred families each year. >> i lost everything, what matters they got out of the house. this they provide temporary foster homes for the pets, a dana was reunited with her dog my low. her cats are in the care of red paw until she can bring them home. >> i call everybody is to checn them. >> such a beautiful organization, if you would like
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to donate or find out how to visit the red paw emergency relief team go to their website, if you would like to share your shelter success story post a picture to facebook page using the harsh 6abc shelter me telling us about how much your pets mean to you. we'll be featuring your stories on upcoming shelter me segments. we'll be right back. >> in today's technically
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speaking a group of scientists are working on a device that could firefighters lives all over the world. the device pictured on this man's back was developed by the nasa jet propulsion lab, it is to track firefighters inside steel and concrete buildings where gps and radio signals are often blocked. they are working on making the device smaller and doing so could take a few more years. the next flight to europe
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could cost more because major airlines are doing away with inflight meals. the cost of the meals with the carriers are factored into the price of your ticket. good news if you have your home on the market, prices are on the rise. home prices just went up 5% in october. home sales have been helped by buyer demand and limited supply and low mortgage rates. prices are at their highest levels since the financial crisis. mortgage rates continue to rise and are at their highest level since 2014. freddie mac said the rate for a 30 year fixed loan is 3.2%. rates began to climb following the presidential election in november. a christmas surprise gave a baltimore mother a new lease on life. for search years lisa has been
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living with an autoimmune disease that's causing the slow failure of her liver. she is tired and itchy. doctors know the extent of her sickness made the chance of a donor oregon very slim until her son learned of a living donor program and found out he is a match. >> mom i'm i'm going to be your christmas present. >> graduate college i'll -- she'll be there, knowing that it's a special relief, i can't explain it. >> what a bond and great son. last wednesday's doctors replaced lease's damage liver with 60% of her sons, without that this could have been lisa's last christmas. beautiful story. we'll be right back. a fiewlgt -- final check of
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weather with chris sowers. >> reporter: it's going to be beautiful, high of 47. the numbers cool off this evening, 43 by 6:00 p.m. midnight terms around 40. as you ring in the new year, yes, cruel need a coat, but you could do away with a hat and gloves. as a matter of fact next week, look at these temperatures, 60 again by tuesday, unfortunately it will be wet weather with that, i guess we'll take 60, huh. we're on eaglet watch.
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this is a live look at the eagle cam in for the myers florida, one of the two eagles eggs have hatched. we're waiting on the second. jack hanna's "wild countdown" is next on channel 6. "action news" continues later tonight. we'll be back tomorrow morning at 6:00 a.m. here's some of the stories we're work on for you. we'll kick off the new year with the mummers strutting down broad street. going to a musical journey across europe with the philadelphia orchestra. now for chris sowers and the entire "action news" team, i'm alicia vitarelli, happy new year's eve! we'll see you in 2017!
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>> "jack hanna's wild countdown" is sponsored by nationwide. >> hi, everyone, i'm jack hanna, coming to you from my base camp here at the columbus zoo, and welcome to "wild countdown." you know, i'm a little jealous of the animals on today's show, 'cause they all have something i never will--a tail. oh, sue, sue. some tails are dangerous... >> he relies on his tail for catching prey. >> some are powerful. >> he can kill you by the tail. >> he can kill me by the tail? and some are critical for high speed navigation. oh, my gosh. today, i'm on the trail of seven exotic creatures to see how they use their


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