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"action news", delaware valley's leading news program, with meteorologist melissa magee, jeff skversky, and walter perez. saturday night i'm walter perez. it is new years eve. police shoot and killed a man who gunned down a pennsylvania state trooper and unique celebration in old city to mark bet thecy ross's 265th birthday. of course, big story on "action news" is start of the festivities to say hello to the brand new year.
some places around the world 2017 has already started. but around here the new year is a few hours away but party is already underway. live team coverage of the celebration, "action news" reporter bob brooks is taking a look at how folks are getting ready for midnight but we will get with janet reyes live at penns landing where fire works are just about to begin, jeanette. >> reporter: we're down to the last few hours of 2016, and what a year, it has been. it is, packed here. lets look around me you can barely see beyond the crowd of people here, anticipation is already building, because we're about to see the first, of two fire works shows, and, i say people here are pretty excited. >> we're here to celebrate new years eve, ice skating and fire works. >> reporter: tonight hundreds of families flock to the delaware river waterfront to enjoy the last hours of 2016, and ring in the new year with two fire works shows. >> we're coming to the events for ice skating and celebrate the new year and see the tire
works. >> reporter: tons of kid friendly activity kept folks young and old entertained. >> ♪ >> what do you like best. >> ice skating. >> reporter: warm too. >> we are hopefully to work up a sweat ice skating, i don't know. >> reporter: for many it is a time get out, have fun and end the year with a bang. >> it is really why not it is 2017, baby, wow. >> reporter: are you ready for the new year. >> absolutely. >> reporter: for this young couple what better twi do it then tie the knot. >> we are getting married. >> reporter: we talk to the bride jackie beebee and groom russell mays just a couple hearst before they said i to. >> fun holiday, it is saturday night g excuse to get dressed up and dance and celebrate. >> reporter: so maybe you won't go as far as getting married but the new year does have a way of getting people excited, and looking forward to i fresh start, be it with some new bling or a great's appreciation for the things that really math inner life. had about the new year what
are you looking forward to. >> spending lots of time with high family. >> reporter: all right, coming back out here live to us, take a look at this fantastic show, abe underway, right now, and you know, i got to show you something, walter, it wouldn't be right the if i... somehow as i do pass here this little string is getting in the way. i say this is a good way to end, 2016. we're all ready for 2017. reporting live from penns landing jeanette reyes channel six "action news" you are having too much fun, not fair, all right, thank you. lets move to "action news" reporter bob brooks at the convention center where stage is set for tomorrow's big show , hi there, bob. >> reporter: hi walter good evening. i got to be honest this my first mummers parade that i will witness. i'm new to philadelphia starting here in the summer. i to be honest with you these stage sets are incredible. take a look behind me at the
convention center. they are huge. they go up to a roof. can see a man the lift finishing details on that, it looks like some kind of wild west theme. then next door to that we have a jungle theme and then they will continue down the entire convention center here. this is all stuff, these men and women, have work so hard on, i'm told some for three and four months to get these built. it is really impressive sight to see, 90 fancies all in uni son, they look like a broadway show. they are the bill macintyre shooting stars brigade and their show this year. >> phantom's masquerade. >> reporter: convention center has been transformed to the mummers parade and show raring with another new year, just hours now, father and son fran and scott macintyre could not be more excited. >> it is a passion for this parade, it is unprecedented. >> reporter: scott says having dad here with him makes ringing in the new year that much more special. >> my dad, my two brothers, my nephews, my son, there is nothing like it in the world. >> reporter: we also stopped
by valley forge casino resort where tonight it does not get much busier then this. >> we have actually six private parties, two weddings, a huge concert with over a thousand people, lining the event center. >> reporter: halls, rooms are all deck out for the new year. kitchen staff was all hand on deck. >> probably to go over 3,000 covers, we have a thousand pounds of lobster tail, thousand pound of filet mignon , great event. >> reporter: if you want lobster tail and great food it is definitely one of the places to be tonight. the band was also playing, and member eric wilson was an original member of the band sublime and wants to see you there. >> good place to do it. is there tickets available still. in the for long though. >> reporter: another live look at the convention center is there all kind of things to do out there for new years eve, down here, lots of continue but also lots of work. you can see, no detail is skipped over. they want to win the show tomorrow, every group that i
spoke with does, so, they say, get ready for some excellent performances, reporting live from the convention center bob brooks channel six "action news". walter? >> sound good, thanks, bob. mr. powe tait the owe head helped ring in the new year at annual please touch museum count down to noon, for younger revellers. festivities included their own little will balplenty of confet, dancing, all adding to the fun special visitors included our very own brian taff, and "action news" producers matt samanskies along with their families. >> three, two, one... happy new year. >> in wilmington they celebrated the count down to noon as well. these youngsters and families enjoyed confetti and celebrations all before bedtime. meanwhile lets get to find out how cold it will be for outdoor revellers tonight, meteorologist adam joseph in for melissa who joins with us our first check of our accu weather forecast, adam. >> those temperatures are actually warm but doesn't feel that way standing outdoors because of the wind coming in
from the south and we're looking live, right now on sky six from penns landing where that first round of fire works , still going off. as i'm watching them go up, fire works you can see the smoke, and the actual fire works, going from the right to the left, with those strong wind, out of the southerly direction. so definitely a l chilly there . but when we look at the numbers this is above normal this time of the the year. forty-threehideentown.rty-two d. hour wind it feels likeonly in . as we step through the evening hours, approaching that midnight hour, for new years eve, temperatures, aren't going to drop all that much, still near 40 degrees by midnight but with that wind, carves off a good five or 6 degrees if you are expect to head down doors or down to penns landing for that next round of fire works at midnight. then for new years daze we will see, wall to wall sunshine, a beautiful start, to january and then the new year and temperatures will be topping off, near 50 degrees, for the eagles, for the mummers, tomorrow afternoon.
no complaints there but then cloud will increase as temperatures drop in the 30's at night. in fact, by monday morning, it is a system that comes from the south and we are looking at rain and maybe freezing drizzle here, early on monday morning. we will talk about that changing forecast for the new workweek coming up in that full accu weather forecast. >> not too shabby for the weekend. >> no, beautiful. as we usher in the new year check in with accu weather and six abc.com, through will find hourly forecast and real time radar right where you live. stay connect with our team of meteorologists, please follow each of them on twitter and on taste book for continuing updates. of course, biggest party is, happening once again, tonight in the b apple. taking a live look here at times square, nypd says 2 million people already there , waiting to watch that huge crystal ball drop. as you can imagine security is tight, roughly 7,000 police officers are all on duty and this year officials have surrounded the perimeter, with sanitation trucks weighed down with sand. abc's darius alldinner has
more. >> reporter: the celebration, has already started. from australia, to china. >> happy new year. >> reporter: to indonesia and dubai... the count down to the new year is marching its way around the globe. >> wow. >> reporter: but in new york city people are still lining up, pack nothing to times square. >> once in a lifetime, event. >> we're here, and we are excited. >> reporter: at america's biggest new years celebration, security is top of mind, unprecedented protection, dozens of sanitation trucks filled with sandy ployed to key intersections, critical measures to stop a berlin or nice brand style truck attack. blocks create a perimeter there times square to central park, setting up a ring of steel. >> it is like getting on a airplane they scan them before they let them in the pen. >> reporter: there will be close to 7,000 police officers
on duty, from special ops unit the to rooftop surveillance teams and that is not all. command center will monitor 9,000 video feed and track license plates. >> it is not that i don't feel safe it is just that i cab not predict what will happen report report secured has been bumped up around the world, armed police deployed in asia, turning beefing up its teams a city beast sieged by violence in 2016 and additional protection in germany where population is still reeling from this month's truck attack >> i really don't feel safe. >> reporter: so far in 2017, it is off to a safe start. a beginning revellers hope will continue. daya alldinger, abc news new york. be sure to ring in the new year with us, right here on channel six. ryan seacrest hosts biggest new years eve party on the face of the earth, dick clark 's new years rockin eve starts tonight at 8:00 right here on six abc. we want to see how you end ed old year and celebrated the new as you count down with
ryan seacrest, take a video and share it on social media using the #six abc action. tomorrow, of course, is big day, new years day, celebrations here in philadelphia with the annual mummers parade struts down broad street for the 118th year in the row. today was a time for reflection, pray inner south philadelphia. many of the mummers attended a mass at our lady of mount carmel right there on third street, and when it was over, even priest got in on the spirit, and the mummers strut at the alter there. much more to come on "action news" tonight, police gunned down a man they say killed a pennsylvania state trooper last night, the suspect was fund after an all night manhunt. we have details. also a farewell party for a long time residents of the brandywine zoo, we will tell you why the zoo's tiger is shipping out. and villanova tries to close out 2016 with the winning streak intact, jeff skversky has sports when "action news" comes right back ewre two
killed in broomall. it happened at 5:30 this evening, on the 200 block of lawrence road, details are still unfolding but we do know that the driver of the car, did stop at the scene, and no word yet on the identity of those killed or whether charges will be filed against the driver. pennsylvania state police say that a suspect in the fatal shooting of a state trooper who was shot and killed this morning after making threats to members of law enforcement. authorities say three two-year old jason robin was was was killed during an encounter at a mobile home in june yacht the a township. site was not too far from the home in huntingdon county where 23 year-old troop orland on weaver was shot and killed last night while responding to a domestic incident. police say only relief they feel today is that this case came to a swift conclusion. >> trooper weaver has made the ultimate sacrifice, and i would ask that are one keep trooper weaver, and his family in their thoughts and prayers. >> and today governor tom wolf ordered allstate flags at half staff to honor trooper weaver.
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championship run, nova is perfect, undefeated and today they are trying to avoid dropping the ball, against create on. what a game number one ranked villanova against creighton, cats come out cold down ten in the first eight minutes, nova answered with an 110 run. jaylen brownson a career high 27. chris jenkins with the buzzer beater three, that sound familiar. down most of the first, nova up one at the break. the fast for to the final two minutes. nova clinging to the two-point lead. hart drives, spins, scores, next possession they put ate way. brownson, bang. villanova, 80-70. they are 14 and zero. best start in school history. they have won 20 in a row dating back to last year's title run the the longest streak in villanova history. >> you know you have to be tough, you have to be smart, and it is going to take 40 minutes. so when your team wins especially here this is a
tough environment. you feel great. >> we knew we had to stick to doing what we were doing and that is just being solid, playingville know of basketball for 40 minutes. we know against best teams, it will take 40 minutes. this is a great team, within of the the best teams in our league. >> temple having a tough time on the road in orlando against central florida. owls scored only 11 points in the first half. that is it. central florida, all seven, plus six subs stuff down their throat. temple down 34 points this is first 23 minutes. they get down 77-53. their worse loss of the season drexel they are beat up by james madison, jackson kent scores a career high 30 on the dragons d. drexel fall 78-67. they have now lost two straight. bargain unforeseen incident eagles quarterback carson wentz will break nfl record for most completions, all time pie a rookie tomorrow , in the final a begins dallas. wentz is just three completion
s shy, passing sam bradford. here are dallas cowboys passing our six abc camera arriving in philadelphia tonight. dak press the cot is tied for most wins ever by a rookie quarterback but prescott and st are expect to be limited tomorrow against the eagles, who are looking to get even after their overtime loss in dallas, earlier this year. >> definitely that win in dallas, nfc east rival, that point of the year we were were in there it is a turning point roughly. it has been unfortunate. this is your last game. we will not be playing into january. but i loved it. i loved every step of the the way. >> well, way 2016 finished for flyers, you better believe they are not loving it. they are looking forward to the new year. flyers have lost five of their last six games and once again, they are winless since their christmas break. in the only are the flyers going down in san jose last night but so did goalie steve mason. he left with the left hand
injury. mason practiced in anaheim. he said he wanted to see how he feels tomorrow morning before deciding whether or not he can go tomorrow against the ducks. well, 2016 go down as the turning point for the sixers? they drafted ben simmons number one overall and their other big story the big guy joel embiid, finally playing dominating as a rookie. embiid flying around, again last night in denver. watch out. he led sixers to their eighth win and finally held on to a fourth quarter lead and embiid averaging 25 points in the last three games. embiid and innings isers are off now until tuesday against minnesota and hopefully as they go in the new year they will get simmons back and embiid and these guys can figure this out and big guy can figure out how to play together. >> he is for real. >> yes, he is. >> up next, on "action news", meteorologist adam joseph has the exclusive accu weather seven day forecast, stick around.
adam in for melissa with a nice beginning to the new year >> yes, tomorrow temperatures will go well above normal. sunshine around and then it goes town hill as we get the in to the beginning of the year and beginning of the week looking at storm tracker six live double scan a lot of clouds ahead of the frontal boundary. it will pass through around midnight hour. it is bringing a couple of sprinkles, showers, up toward lehigh valley and berks county but the majority of us will be dry as we ring in the new year southerly winds you can see them taking over here yesterday they were more out of the north. temperatures still running above average. normal high this time of the
year is 41 degrees. we are still at 43. even a couple hours after sunset, 42 wilmington. forty-two millville. these numbers will in the tropical that much with the clouds and the southerly wind but with that wind, it doesn't feel like it is 43 in philadelphia it feels like 35. if you're expecting to go down to penns landing, bundle up despite temperatures will be quote unquote warm for this time of the year because with that wind, wind chills remain, in the mid 30's through the rest of the evening. the as we look at the wider, satellite and radar is there the front coming from the west , very broken line of a couple of showers and a couple snow showers up in the poconos but again, cloud are going to tomorrow nate, the rain will in the overnight tonight. there is only some spotty sprinkles, especially the farther north and west you are from philadelphia, 31 by tomorrow morning and those northwestern suburbs. thirty-eight in center city. is there that southeasterly wind we will feel off the delaware river down in penns landing, seven to 14 miles an hour. then high pressure comes in with the front off the coast
for new years day. it will be gorgeous around here tomorrow, 9 degrees above normal, topping off at 50 in the afternoon, and then this high pressure goes to our thort and east, on monday, and then it turns dark, dreary here with the chill in the eras low pressure, heads to our south, 50 degrees, relayed by 40's by monday afternoon, and then enough cold air may linker with this high we could see spotty freezingtories will early monday morning in the north western suburbs. your mummers forecast, glistening sun, maybe off their costumes tomorrow, and light wind, temperatures low 40's in the morning. going in the upper 40's in the afternoon. speaking of the the afternoon with the eagles in town at 1:00 o'clock both sunshine mild for january, again, with temperatures right around 50 degrees. so winning forecast for shore for eagles tomorrow. as we look the a the exclusive accu weather seven day forecast, beautiful tomorrow and raw, damp, drizzly for hon , 46 degrees but again, early on monday morning, even though it is a holiday for most if you are out in the
morning rush on monday in the northwestern suburbs watch for possibility of light freezing drizzle and slick spots before it changes to full on rain there with the temperatures going up and then tuesday, mild, on and off rain near 60 degrees, and then some sunshine will try to break out wednesday afternoon, 52. then cold air comes in, thursday, through the beginning of the next weekend, there could be a snow shower late thursday and thursday night but setting up to be bright, but chilly on friday, and on saturday, so a very quiet, entry to 2017. >> enjoy tomorrow. >> we will. world news saturday is next here on channel six. for adam joseph, melissa magee , jeff skversky and the entire "action news" team i'm walter perez. we will see you right here at 11:00 o'clock. >> ♪
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