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young murder victim in montgomery county. why the nba is joining the call to shorten game times. now the details, martin luther king junior would have been 88 years old today. and hundreds of thousands of people across the tri-state area along with folks across the nation are honoring his life and legacy with a day of service. vernon odem is one service event at independence mall. you're getting information on donald trump and civil rights icon john lewis. >> reporter: this king holiday weekend there's a lot of back and forth with donald trump and congressman john lewis of georgia who has been in congress for 30 years who said the russian's role in the november election in his mind makes donald trump i illegitimate mate
for the would you also at the liberty bell, symbol -- at the liberty bell, the high profile dispute between trump and lewis a 30 year congressman whole boycott the inauguration saying trump is not the legitimate president. the president-elect fired back saying john lewis should focus on helping him fight crime in the inner cities of the county. his attack has drawn predictable criticism for many celebrating mlk day. >> i think it was outrageous. he bled for the country. he should show more respect and show what most presidents do, when they are criticized they reach out and build a coalition of common ground. >> his attack on john lewis is
no more in sensitive than his attack back on others. john lewis, of course, is a man whose deeply committed and dedicated to seeing real social change ryan howardless of color or creed. -- regardless of color or creed. >> reporter: rick, many republicans and trump supporters are coming to his defense, here's a comment from vice president elect mike pence saying i was deeply disappointed to see someone of his stature saying he was not attendings -- attending inauguration, one commentator said this is a political game of paint ball. vernon odem channel 6 "action news." >> turning now to accuweather, the sun is shining after a cold start to the day out there. temperatures were in the teens this morning in the lehigh valley, but conditions are now
turning milder for the rest of the week. meteorologist karen rogers is at the "action news" big board with a check of the holiday forecast for those who are off today. >> reporter: for those who are out there serving, we have a good forecast. for the snow lovers i apologize. 35 in martins creek, pottstown. 38 in center city. 38 in browns mill, 40 in hammonton. 42 in vineland, 40 degrees in dover, delaware. here's a look at satellite and radar, and you can see we've had dry, clear skies now we see the clouds increase. we're getting a couple of specks that looks like showers, it's not reaching ground at the moment. you get the idea we have rain on the way. you'll see that hitting us tomorrow. for today, on this day of service we'll see the increase in clouds and seasonable temperatures, a few degrees above average. 1:00 p.m., 42. high of 43 we'll be sitting at it at 4:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m., 39 degrees and we
stay temperatures above freezing in philadelphia overnight, but tomorrow we concerns as we dip below freezing in the lehigh valley as we see freezing rain north and west of the city. today we're dry, the rain is tomorrow on and off through the day. freezing rain a potential for the north and west suburbs. we'll be watching that closely early tomorrow morning. just a touch of it, but enough to spell problems. wednesday, temperatures in the upper 50s and rick, they stay in the 50s, details in the seven-day forecast in just a minute. >> we have breaking news out of bucks county chopper 6 over a deadly industrial accident in bensalem happened at state road just a short time ago. authorities are telling us that a worker died after steel beam fell on top of him, investigators are at the scene, again we're trying to effort a
live video for you from chopper 6 hd we'll continue to stay on this breaking news story and bring more information as it becomes available in the newsroom and 6abc.com for updates. in other news, president-elect trump made a lot of promise also during his campaign now -- promises during his campaign now he is plaguing quick action. he has the back up to get things move. what will he focus on first and after that? karen be travers looks at him right out of the gate. >> we'll make america great again! >> reporter: now his challenge is to take the promises and tern tern -- turn them into action. the president-elect laying out a packed first week schedule. >> we'll be doing signs on monday, tuesday, wednesday, thursday, friday, and the next
week. >> reporter: trump agenda for the start of his presidency is ambitious, the top priority for him and congressional republicans repeal and replace obama care. >> we'll get healthcare taken care of in this country. >> reporter: trump pledges to enact the biggest tax cut since ronald reagan, part of the agendas to boost the economy. >> i said i will be the greatest jobs producer that god every created. >> reporter: and, of course, the border wall. >> i want to get the wall started. i don't want to wait a year and half until i make my deal with mexico. >> reporter: some of his biggest applause lines came when he slammed trade policy. >> we'll have trade. >> reporter: he promised to pull the u.s. out of the trans pacific partnership and pursue action against china for currency manipulation and have a
supreme court vacancy to fill after senate republicans declined to act on president obama's nomination. >> i have a list of 20, they are outstanding in every case. >> reporter: trump supporters will be looking for results. karen travers abc news washington. stay with "action news" for continuing coverage of the inauguration. our live reports begin wednesday. sharrie williams and brian taff will bring you all the happening in washington leading up to the big event on friday. a murder victim is being honored in montgomery county. grace packer was raped and dismembered after reported missing in abington township july. her adoptive mother and her boyfriend are charged in the killing. grace will be remembered in a memorial service at the new life church in glenside. in burlington county, a
person was rushed to the hospital in critical condition after a shooting in willingboro. at least one person was shot multiple times, police taped off one property and nearby vehicle they are searching for possible suspects and there's no word on a possible motive. much more still ahead on "action news" 12:30 p.m., a young woman kidnapped from the hospital the day she was born is reunited with her birth family. plus, the philadelphia theater company is navigating 100 years of black history with an inspiring broadway play, hear from the director and the people who star in the show when "action news" continues in a moment. one-handed, here we go. >> rachael: "this is us" star
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from a hospital in florida 18 years ago was found alive last week in south carolina. now she is reuniting with her parents and the man who raised her said he was stunned to discover he was not her birth father. he spoke to eva pilgrim. >> reporter: heartwarming images of a family reunited, 18 years after being kidnapped all smiles. her father full of gratitude. but there's heartache for the man who thought he was her father. charles said his then girlfriend gloria told them she gave birth the her daughter while he was away. he raised her when she was a newborn, the two shared custody after they split up, celebrating
milestones like prom together and out of the blue, their world turned upside down. >> the person she called dad for 18 1/2 years is not her dad. >> reporter: dna testing uncovering the truth confirming she was the baby snatched from a florida hospital in 1998. >> she is processing everything, it's a shock to me, it's a bigger shock to her. >> reporter: 51-year-old williams is behind bars facing charges for kidnapping. the case getting national attention as the frantic search played out. >> i just want my baby back. >> reporter: meanwhile, he said he had no idea the child he was raising was taken from someone else. >> why do you think she did this? >> it's a million dollar question. i don't know. >> reporter: he said even though he is not her biological father he'll always be there for her. >> it doesn't change the feelings i have for her, she is
my child, i can't cut that off, i won't cut it off. >> eva pilgrim channel 6 "action news." >> state troopers in nebraska said icy roads were likely to blame for a fiery wreck on interstate 80. >> it was gone before i got the phone with 911. , two witnesses recorded the aftermath, debris flew everywhere as the vehicle burst into flames. nobody was hurt. a new reports paints a staggers picture of the world's wealth distribution, there are 8 men who own as much wealth from 3.6 million people. some of the 8 richard lewis rice
warren buff it, bill gates and zuckerberg. philadelphia is celebrating 100 years of black history with an inspiring play called having our say. karen rogers has 6abc loves the arts. >> reporter: the play is based on a book by the same name. it's the true life story of the delaney sisters who share is their memories of racial in justice and personal strife while unified by faith, family and the pass ablg of time. -- passage. time. they were born in north carolina in the late 1800s, the daughters of a former slave. the harlem renaissance after world war i drew them up authority. >> one is feisty and the other softer. >> reporter: the show is set in
1993 in their home as they reflect on the last century while preparing a meal for their father's birth. the sisters share their memories of growing up in the jim crow south and the barriers they broke. one became a high school teacher in new york, the other, one of few black women licensed to be a dentist. >> to portray them is to honor them. we're bringing them back to life. they are two extraordinary people in very ordinary circumstances. >> reporter: are there story was first shared in the 1993 best selling memoir written by the delaney sisters and new york times reporter. >> the the challenges they face are challenges we still face. they have not been resolved. >> reporter: the book was adapted for the stage and appeared on broadway in 1995 and is touring the county. for 6abc loves the arts i'm karen rogers.
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>> meteorologist karen rogers is here with a final check of the accuweather forecast. not a bad day to get out there and do volunteer service. >> reporter: for this day of service we're dry through the region. storm tracker 6 live double scan looks like we're picking up sprinkles near cape may, near lancaster. it's virga it's not reaching the ground. we'll see moisture later on tonight. the current temperature in philadelphia is 38. the dewpoint is 23, so we have that dry atmosphere and that's why anything that looks like it's a sprinkle on the radar is evaporating. the pressure holding steady. the winds have swift to the southwest, now that the high pressure is off the coast. the ocean temperature, 40 degrees, it was cold thornlg, thornlg -- this morning, wasn't it? in the poconos 4 degrees, 13 in allentown. 18 this reading. 19 in lancaster. over the weekend we had a dusting of snow in the northwest
it was still on the ground, that coupled with the clear conditions allowed for radiational cooling. twerp frigid in the morning hours. 26 degrees in center city. sandy fields of millville, 19 closer to the coast and 22 in atlantic city. we're rebounding nicely. the high today is 43. a few degrees above the average high. not touching the record high of 62. 5:02 p.m. at sunset we'll see more clouds. you can see that as we look at the past 12 hours. we started with the sunshine we have cirrus clouds, high, thin clouds. you can see the clouds moving in lowering and thickening as the day progresses. you'll get a hint of the moisture that we're tracking. this is the storm system we're talking about that crippled the plains with ice over the weekend. here's the area of low pressure you can see the counter clockwise flow around the low, as this low tracks to the north and east. today we get the clouds from it,
tomorrow the rain. as the day progresses the clouds will lower and thicken. 2:00 p.m., high cirrus clouds, 6:00 p.m., 40 degrees, 8:00 p.m., 39, 10:00 p.m., holding at 39 degrees. the overnight low in the city will be 36. we're tracking moisture for early tomorrow and through the day as a warm front lifts through, tomorrow's high, 48 it's early in the morning that we're concerned. i want to show you this look at future tracker 6. our concern is 6:30 a.m. we have the mid level temperatures well above freezing. at the surface in the lehigh valley county poconos, temperatures could be around the freezing mark that's the concern for any of the rain that falls it will adhere to the frozen surfaces. you could have freezing rain in the lehigh valley and the poconos early tomorrow morning. we progress this to 2:30 p.m., we have on and off rain during the day.
it picks up in intensity a little bit. at 6:00 p.m. this model is showing areas of yellow, a good amount of rain coming down. and then we're off to the races with temperatures starting wednesday, the jet stream retreats to the north as the cold air does, the flow out of the southwest we get into the 50s ascertain we stay there. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, 43 degrees is the high with increasing clouds on this day of service. tomorrow, on and off rain 48 for the high. wednesday we're shooting up 16 degrees back and above avera. thursday, partly sunny, above averaged, 52. friday, cloudy, 51. a weak disturbance comes friday and saturday and brings a chance of rain. >> we'll take rain, over snow. there might be a big change to the nba they are joining a call for shorter game times.
abc's jesse palmer has more. >> reporter: time out. commercial break. replays, foul, a big part of every game, more and more millennials are tuning out. nba joining baseball as ratings take a plunge. >> millennials have a short attention span. it's something we need to pay attention to. >> reporter: nb competition committee will be taking a look at game length particular those last few minutes with so many thyme outs. this game between the houston rockets and the oklahoma city thunder with 24 seconds left to go, the game didn't end until almost nine minutes later. americans under the age of 30
watch 50% less television than 2010 which is part of the region major league baseball made a rule last year limiting the time managers can spend on the mound. that pesky instant replay added five minutes back. the average game is adding up to 3 hours 8 minutes that's 6 minutes longer than games played in 2008. nfl commissioner roger goodell told the new york times we want to as much dead time nonaction out of the game to make the game more exciting. when we're not watching the athletes do what they are best at that's a disservice to us and the total fan base. hidden figures tops the box office it was the number one choice for movie goers. the film chronicles the role african american women in nasa's
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>> one final check. forecast, karen before we get out of here. >> reporter: it was cold this morning, but doing better now, look at the numbers, it's 40 degrees, here's what's coming up in time forecast in the days ahead. tomorrow we have rain. potential for freezing rain in the northwest. by wednesday it's a warmup. >> that's going to do it for "action news" at 12:30, don't forget to join us for "action news" at 4:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m., and 6:00 p.m. for david murphy, sarah bloomquist, karen rogers, and the entire "action news" team, i'm rick williams. enjoy your holiday. see you tonight.
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