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"action news" delaware valley's leading news program. with rick williams, sara bloomquist, and meteorologist, david murphy. good afternoon in the news fire officials will delaware are
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looking for an arsonist that set a home on fire. but the big story on "action news" at noon is the count down to inauguration day. donald trump will be sworn in tomorrow as president and the final touches are being made on the national mall. >> trump left his home in new york city an hour ago, he will take part in inauguration eve festivities and tomorrow afternoon the transition of power takes place. donald trump will officially become the 45th president of the united states. >> meanwhile, trump's vice president elect mike pence held a press conference, and talked about the transition of power with him and trump and one that the people would be proud of and even he is feeling the heat of the office as inauguration day moves closer. >> a humbling and moving day for
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the president-elect and his family and mine. but we are all ready to go to work. in fact, we can't wait to get to work for the american people to make america great again. >> tomorrow is the day that our own brian taff and sharrie williams are in washington for the big event and they join us live with a preview. good afternoon. >> reporter: hey there rick and sara. as you might guess this is an busy place. we are just 24 hours away from the next president. the sounds are underway as the building behind us gets ready for the peaceful transition of power. >> it has trump supporters excited and they have traveled from all over to be here for this moment and it appears that the stage is close to being set. this incoming administration says it is ready to go and by the looks of the setup and preparation as long the national mall, they are close to putting
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a bow on the final pieces. the additional road closures and barricades were added as of today. and hundreds of thousands are expected to pack in for the swearing in, we met tina and barry a father and daughter from california that were able to secure the tickets to be up closer to the capitol steps. this is part of his bucket list and birthday gift. >> connected the representative back in november and found out i got the tickets after his birthday in december. it was awesome it all worked out. >> i am overwhelmed to be here. and the other place was pearl harbor, and i got to see that, and during this time, it's amazing. absolutely amazing. >> the munoz family proud trump supporters and proud hispanics and there is a move not
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selecting latinos for the cabinet. they pushed back saying give them time. there is still positions to be filled. and mr. trump making a surprise visit here in washington, d.c. last night to honor his vp at a dinner. and then returned to new york but guess what? back in the air right now, the president-elect is in route to washington, d.c. ahead of what we see as highly anticipated appearances. at 3:30 this afternoon the president will be at arlington national ceremony for the wreath laying ceremony. and later on at 5:30 this evening, the president-elect will deliver remarks at the lincoln memorial and we'll carry them live. and preparing his speech today making final edits, we are learned this, it will be not a policy driven speech. it will be more personal and philosophical. the role of the presidency in american lives and the role that
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citizens should play in their government. looking forward to that. suppose to be on the shorter side 20 to 25 minutes, but we'll wait and see how that unfolds. a lot of pageantry and pomp and circumstance, but it's about policy in the end. and to that end we learn that the team has said day one has been their priority and they are ready and the team is in place and all the cabinet level appointees are now nominated by the transition team and there are 14 policy teams that are scattered about. 90 experts and hundreds of volunteers putting in place goals for the first day as well as day 50 and looking past that to day 200. we are live all day and all evening covering the momentous event of the inauguration. along with sharrie williams, i'm brian taff, back to you. >> we'll see you guys later this afternoon. thank you brian and sharrie.
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this reminder, has you covered if you are not around your television screen tomorrow our web team will post several live video feeds of events and protests from washington and photos and videos from people in our area that made the trip. watch it all at or the 6 abc news app. former president, george h.w. bush remains in the hospital this noon. the 92-year-old underwent a procedure to protect and clear his airway. after bush was admitted to the icu for pneumonia. his wife, barbara bush was taken to the hospital yesterday after feeling tired for a couple of weeks, doctors say she is being treated for bronchitis and both bushes are okay according to a spokesperson. back here we learn new details after the death of a man after an altercation with philadelphia police. chopper 6 hd was over 10th and poplar streets and they say that
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the man was acting erratically and the police had to use a stun gun and batons to subdue him. >> reporter: rick, police say this is under investigation, they say that initially their officers were responding to reports of a person screaming. just before 5:00 a.m. police say they arrived where a man was on top of his truck screaming and jumping up and down and the driver reached into the driver's side of the police car and grabbed the officer's neck, she called for backup and used the police issued baton and another officer tried using the stun gun but the prongs of the stun gun never penetrated the man's skin and when they tried to arrest him he was unresponsive and they thought he was suffering from a
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drug overdose. they used naloxone. he was pronounced dead at the hospital. his vehicle remains at the scene and waiting for a police vehicle to toe it away, and it remains under investigation, no officers were injured. annie mccormick, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. the delaware state fire marshall says that last night's fire in newcastle was set on purpose. it started at 11:30 last night at the newcastle apartments. and someone started the fire in one townhouse and that spread to two more nearby. the damage is estimated at $300,000. 6 abc is teaming up with the philadelphia fire department to raise awareness about fire safety. the 25th year for 6 abc save a
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life an important effort kicks off now at a luncheon at the philadelphia fire academy and that is where katherine scott is standing by with more. >> reporter: hi rick, the program and luncheon are underway now, as luck would have it karen rogers is up at is the podium now talking about fire safety initiatives. the key here in fire safety and prevention. once again 6 abc teamed up with firefighters to help save lives. this morning 200 fire departments were picking up precious cargo, 10,000 smoke alarms, part of 6 abc save a life. >> the firefighters will then distribute them to families and businesses in their own communities. >> we can't prevent all fires, we work hard to do that and smoke alarms are critical and it gives residents a chance to get out and gives you the early
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warning and a way to provide for people that may not have the resources, to properly keep their home safe and get is the early warning we can get them out. instead of a recovery it's a rescue. >> for the 25th consecutive year 6 abc teamed up with local firefighters, the mission is to distribute the smoke detector and spread information on fire safety. 6 abc president and general manager, bernie prazenica explains it's an initiative we are proud to be a part of. >> this program has saved lives and we know that, we have given away with our partners, tens of thousands of smoke detectors. >> sponsors include kita and home depot. they have a battery and it could be good for departments with tight budgets. making it difficult to distribute smoke detectors in bulk. >> we are a volunteer squad.
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>> we get calls throughout the year asking for the smoke detector and it's a great program for us. >> back here live, the program is underway and on the podium now is a representative from kita. and taking play from 10:00 until 2:00, kita and select locations will host save a life saturday, families can go and learn more about home fire safety. live in holmesburg, katherine scott, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. coming up on "action news," dozens of people have died after an apartment complex crumbles to the ground. and a store owner and customer tied up by thieves as people walked right by the store. >> we are expecting a sun and clouds mix and it's mild. change tomorrow cooler with rain i'll have details on that with future tracker 6 and your weekend call coming up. >> thank you. that and much more when
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in iran a building collapsed injuring firefighters and 70 others. it happened in central tehran, firefighters and soldiers and other emergency responders dug through the rubble looking for survivors. the blaze started on the ninth floor and the cause is still unknown. italy's premier is urging authorities to reach guests at a four star hotel trapped overnight in an avalanche. there are 30 people missing at the compound in the quake stricken region. rescuers had to ski several miles just to reach the site. people are texting they are very cold. a high school wrestler with down syndrome. the brick memorial high school senior spent years practicing with the team for the varsity
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debut. david pinned his opponent in a minute flat. his first bout and his first victory. >> saw you flip that guy was it very hard? >> very hard. and good. >> he brings a lot of energy to the room. you see dave and he is happy, and i works harder. >> david's opponent was freshman richie wall from middletown north high school he volunteered for the face-off calling david an inspiration.
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we have breaking news to bring you. chopper 6 hd is over this rally march and protest just getting underway in center city. this is called the march and rally for womens right and equal pay and equal right as amendment. and taking place before the day before tomorrow's inauguration. a couple of hundred people are protesting and rallying right now as we look live from chopper 6 hd, marching along the parkway past logan square and plan on stopping at city hall. a march for womens rights and we are keeping an eye on it as it becomes available. >> if you plan on getting
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plastic surgery you may join in on our live video chat. two doctors from einstein medical network will be available to answer your questions begin agent 4:00 this afternoon. america's workforce is changing staying on the job at 60 years old and even starting new careers. tamala edwards introduces us to older workers and gets tips on staying on the job. >> barbara's 65 and birthday has come and gone and she is still on the job. >> i love working and i'm the cheese expert. >> and brian became a pharmacy technician after retiring. and in the u.s. labor force today one in five workers is over 65 and the number is growing, older workers are valued for their skills in problem solving. and to extend your years work
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smart. >> generally pull your belly button toward your back. >> keeping your core muscles engaged to keep strength in your back. and moving objects instead of reaching out or twisting. >> come close to the object bend at the waste turn and put it back down. >> for those standing a lot on the job put a foot up for a min and then switch feet and anyone at on office or deck check their back align ment. make sure your hips and knees are at a 90 degree angle. >> and shift your weight in the chair and maybe crossing one leg over time stretching out the hips. >> both say that they take care of themselves so they can keep getting the rewards for themselveses. >> it's doing something well. >> the people keep you young and healthy. i'll stay as long as they want
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me. >> channel 6 "action news." more breaking fuse now. this from the nation's capital where president-elect trump and his wife, melania just arrived in washington, d.c. their motorcade is here and they have come from new york city. there were inaugural events last night and today and the big day tomorrow. as we look live at andrews air force base, donald trump arriving in the nation's capital along with his wife and tomorrow the big day of course, at this time tomorrow donald trump will be the 45th president of the united states. in the meantime, the "action news" team is out work on news stories for tonight at 4:00. >> lets check in with alicia vitarelli with a look ahead. >> reporter: hey guys, shopping for eyeglasses is not what it used to be. online retailers are offering discounted prices andvention,
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coming up in what's the deal we'll tell you how consumer reports surveyed their readers in their own eyeglass shopping. and students at one middle school have a million reasons to make beautiful music, find out how a legendry singer made sure the kids can continue to rock it out. that is in big talkers, don't forget you can take us with you on the go if you have not downloaded the free 6 abc news app watch us streaming live on your smart phone or tablet. >> thank you. we'll check accuweather, a nice day out there. i have asthma...
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at meteorologist, david murphy, is back from vacation and brought nice weather with him. >> go away more often. >> stop. we got sunshine early and now clouding up a little bit.
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stormtracker 6 live double scan showing us we are dry and as we look at the outdoors, we started out in the 40s and right now clouds obscuring the sun a little bit at least temporarily, and we'll break into a clouds and sun mix before the day is over and some of you are still seeing that. pretty comfortable and not much wind. notice it's a rock steady camera shot there. no wind bouncing the camera around. 48 degrees and winds from the northwest at 10 miles per hour. they won't go much higher than that. 46 in reading and 48 in philadelphia and 50 in wilmington and millville, new jersey we hit the 50 degree mark. not too bad overall. the clouds are thicker and we have breaks out to the west and south and we hope that we'll get some of that sunshine cutting back in between the clouds later today. lehigh valley forecast a bit
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cool. 49 degrees. not very windy and pretty nice overall. and down the shore calling it partly sunny and some spots farther down the coast full sunshine right now. overall back and forth and not much wind at the beach and 51 is the high. and philadelphia a high of 54 that is well above average, if you were headed outside today and felt it was chilly, it doesn't feel like mid-january, you are correct. the average high is 40 degrees we'll blow past that by quite a bit. overnight 36 degrees for a low and tomorrow when you step outside it will be colder than it was this morning. we started in the mid-40s this morning and mid-30s will feel chillier and once again light wind and i probably will not be on the air tomorrow. and then tomorrow it's a little cooler because we have a front coming at us and creating more clouds high of just 48 and in the afternoon some showers and
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early sun and then the clouds overtake us and 2:00 the western suburbs wet and the evening rush hour roads are wet. and things get drier later on in the evening. your exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast nice today and 54 and tomorrow 48 with the passing afternoon rain and evening rain, it looks like light rain overall. and the weekend 54 and dry and a lot of clouds on saturday, and sunday more clouds and a high around 52 and there will be rain and drizzle around that time. it looks windy and rainy on sunday. a lot of 50s in the seven day. >> yes, thank you david. >> thanks david. more "action news" when we come right back.
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"action news" at 12:30 continues. with rick williams, sara bloomquist and meteorologist david murphy. hello again here are the stories we are following at 12:30. donald trump has left the capital and we are one day away from the inauguration of the president-elect and trump supporters are heading to washington for the swearing in ceremonies of the 45th president tomorrow and delicate surgery a big cat goes under the neither the knife. donald trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the


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