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counting until trump takes the oath of office officially. but the preinauguration festivities well underway in the nation's capital. trump and vice president mike pence attended a wreath laying ceremony at the arlington ceremony. now to the make america great celebration is underway. moments ago trump and his wife melania showed up and he is expected to speak shortly. we'll bring that to you live when that happens. >> mike pence discussed the transition of power and says the trump administration is ready. and beginning to feel the importance of tomorrow and what it means for the country. >> it's going to be a humbly and moving day for the president-elect and for his family and mine and we are all ready to go to work. in fact, we can't wait to get to work for the american people to
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make america great again. >> anchors brian taff and sharrie williams are in washington all day for the inauguration. they are live now near the u.s. capitol, with the new washington that lies ahead. >> hey rick and monica, a brisk but beautiful day here in the nation's capital and what a backdrop of capitol hill at the capitol building. but the remarks from the administration being ready to lead on day one. donald trump says he is prepared to take executive actions shortly after being sworn in day one a sign that the administration is ready to move quickly on the agenda. donald trump was elected in large part to affect change in washington and even before the inauguration tomorrow he has already affected quite a bit of that. among the most significant issues is that building behind me the balance of power has shifted. having everyone that works in it including our local lawmakers
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preparing for a new way of doing business. >> there is a lot of pressure on republicans to be productive and get things done. >> pat toomey returns to washington this year amid a different dynamic, his party in power and he is candid about the weight of that responsibility on republicans. >> the american people have big expectations and we need to fulfill them this comes after eight years of the opposition party. how will democrats approach it. cautiously it turns out. >> we have an obligation to work together where we can. >> note the qualifier, casey is not confident that the republicans in power or the new occupant will present opportunities for compromise, that means making their case for their plans directly to the american people. turning disagreement into
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debate. >> we have to have solid ideas we are willing to put forward we can't just say no. >> we are excited about what we can get done. i was frustrated for six years, i know think we have a real opportunity to get our economy growing again. >> well republicans have a long list of legislative priorities they hope to start enacting literally 12:01 tomorrow afternoon. for democrats it's a wait and see for them. how the president will line up with those of the republicans that now control congress but they are ready, willing and able to work with them again where they can. >> we'll keep an eye on that starting at 12:01, coming up donald trump has been very effective with communicating with the american people using social media. we look at his use of twitter and what every day americans are
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saying about that, and lawmakers in the tell wear valley when he is actually in office as president. i'm sharrie williams, live from washington, d.c., we'll send it back in to rick and monica. >> we check in with you later. meanwhile, 6abc.com has expanded coverage. and live feed from washington including initial events and protests and photos throughout the day and talking to people from the delaware valley that made the trip to d.c. you can see the historic day online at 6abc.com. and make sure you have the 6 abc news app. you can download it it from your app store. >> and tonight abc news takes a deeper look inside of the trump family and the new role in the nation's capital. a new edition of 20/20 the trumps go to washington airs tonight at 10:00 and "action news" follows at 11:00. with the president-elect gearing up for the inauguration, the senator works hard to vet
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trump's cabinet picks, steve mnuchin clashed with democrats. on his handling of foreclosures and not disclosing 100 million there's in assets a mistake he called an oversight. >> trump's pick for energy, secretary rick perry appeared before the senate and once pledged to eliminate the entire agency and believes it serves a critical function to government operations. and trump hinted at new york jets owner, woody johnson will get one of the highest profile diplomatic jobs, the u.s. ambassador to the united kingdom. a billionaire businessman has known trump for years and formerly backed jeb bush in the republican primary. philadelphia police were investigating a deadly and chaotic encounter involving one
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of their own. it started earlier this morning on the 900 block of poplar street in philadelphia. police found a man jumping up and down on his truck screaming and he lunged at officers and garaged one by her neck and hair. and the suspect was rushed to the hospital and pronounced dead. the cause of death is still pending. philadelphia police are trying to track down three robbers that targeted a boutique store in manayunk and they tied up the owner and customer inside and made off with several items. vernon odom is live with the lightest on the investigation. >> reporter: good evening, the three bandits remain at large and police in manayunk have come to this section of town, the 4300 block to further gather evidence including at the remix store where the robbery took place they are looking for service video there and along the street.
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much of it for release to the public for a lead on who done it. >> and all days detectives with in and out of the remix shop a high end consignment shop. they were robbed by three men wearing masks, they burst in and tied up the feet and hands of the store manager and a customer. >> we are not used to the brazen high visible crime up here but that doesn't mean we become comfortable with it. we develop a plan that deals with this type of commercial corridor. >> it was obviously well planned and not a spur of the moment lets go do this. it was well planned and part of the problem is when it's well planned it's hard to guard against. >> monica we expect and hope that the police will be releasing some of that surveillance video, sometime this evening.
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the three robbers remain at large at this hour. police could use a tip call all is quiet here as business as usual on main street in manayunk vernon odom. channel 6 "action news." >> a bill is being introduced to ban conversion therapy across america for lgbt people. mayor jim kenney and leaders of psychiatric communities joined the call, both banned the practice of trying to change a lgbt person into a heterosexual. but the prime sponsor made it clear it's still going on. >> the people and organizations and experts in this country that we trust to tell us what is and what is not within the bounds of their practice tell us this is not medicine and this is not science, it is in fact child abuse. >> a similar bill failed in harrisburg before but now is the time to get a ban passed. time for a check of the
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"action news" traffic report on a thursday night. over to gina tonight live in the traffic center. >> hi rick and moncashing we see our typical rush hour delays out there. this is the schuylkill expressway if you travel out there right now on the eastbound side it's pretty jammed. this is girard avenue, the jared avenue ramp as well if you head to the zoo we are seeing traffic and definitely more heavy delays on the eastbound side. 31 minutes with between the blue route and vine and 20 minutes on the westbound side. that is some good news, a live look outside. here is the shot for you up and over the twin bridges if you head on the roosevelt boulevard extension, approaching 76 nothing too significant. lets head over to 95, we have a live look for you here. this is at the betsy ross bridge starting to see congestion but nothing significant. and woodhaven to the vine 19 minutes right now. >> thank you gina.
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more ahead on "action news" at 5:00 tonight. the big fine walgreens is facing over concerns it mishandled prescription drugs and the affect it could have on your pharmacy. and what pizza hut is looking to fill before one of their busiest days of the year. i'm tracking more rain tomorrow and then a more intense storm of the weekend, we have all the details on what to expect in the accuweather forecast when "action news" returns.
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crews are working to fix a massive sink hole and the ground gave way because of torrential rains and flooding. it's 60 feet across and 30 feet deep. teams are working because of more storms on wait. other parts of the west are dealing with snow and another round of winter weather and this is the main pass through the sierra mountains. the area saw 10 feet of snow this month alone. causing the interstate to close at least one. walgreens agreed to pay $200,000 in a fine for mishandling opioids and other tark tics. it comes from the massachusetts
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attorney general and could affect pharmacies everywhere. ali gorman has the story tonight. >> reporter: the investigation and the violations were found in massachusetts but due to the growing epidemic of opioid addiction and overdose this is something that other states could be watching, over a five year period multiple wall greens in massachusetts say they failed to monitor the opioid use of other patients considered high risk and some accepted cash for the drugs instead of going through the agency. the prescriptions were legitimate but in a settlement the company will pay $200,000 and update their policies. cvs faces a similar issue paying $800,000 and updating its policies. >> there are over a million house fires in the u.s. every year and flames are dangerous but more people are injured or
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killed by smoke inhalation, even a short period of time without oxygen can cause performnant damage. >> mostly carbon monoxide but actually cyanide in homes that have a lot of synthetic material. rubbers, plastics, foam, when that burns that could also cause some cyanide poisoning. >> smokers are more sensitive to carbon monoxide because their airways are damaged by tobacco. it's not safe to enter a burning home because you can be overcome quickly by fumes and make sure your home as a working smoke detector and also carbon monoxide detectors. back to you. >> thank you. >> to help with that. 6 abc is teaming up with the fire department. the 25th year for 6 abc save a life. katherine scott was at today's
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kickoff at the fire academy. >> this morning members of more than 200 fire departments in the delaware valley were at the delaware fire academy in hopes burg to pick up precious cargo, 10,000 smoke alarms part of 6 abc save a life and the firefighters will distribute them to families and businesses in their communities. >> we can't prevent all fires, we work hard to do that. smoke alarmed are critical in homes because it gives you a chance to get out and gives you the early warning, a chance to provide for those that do not have the proper resources. consider it being a rye covery instead it's a rescue. >> 6 abc teamed up with local firefighters, the mission is to distribute the smoke detectors and spread information on fire safety. a series of psa's are airing on
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6 abc later this month. 6 abc president, bernie prazenica says it's an initiative we are proud to be a part of. >> this has saved lives and we have given away tens of thousands of smoke detectors. >> partners include kita and home depot. programs like this can be valuable to departments with tight budgets making it difficult to buy and distribute smoke shtectors in bulk. >> kita and home depots will host save a life saturdays.
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pizza hut is looking to hire 11,000 people in time for super bowl sunday, they are looking to hire peeizza makers and other positions. super bowl sunday is the biggest day of the year for that
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company. they hit a record last year hitting $12 million in online orders alone. >> a shoe donation in south philadelphia goes to help struggling people in haiti and honduras. they gave them the nonprofit funds to organize 6,000 pairs of shoes today. the nonprofit will pay the school money based on the weight of all of those shoes and the school will use the funds to buy new 3-d printers and more. a new jersey bobcat underwent life saving surgery. santa is living at the dakota preserve for nearly two decaded and since then her vision has started to go, blind in one eye and partially blind in the other. today santa underwent surgery on one eye in the hopes of improving her vision and her quality of life.
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in wildwood the convenience center is going to the dogs literally. that is where a sear whys of dog shows hosted by shore clubs is underway. the sand and sea kennel began their all breed dog show along with obedience trials. the show runs through sunday and tickets are available at the door. still to come a check of the forecast. looking outside sky 6 hd showing auto i pretty picture from penn's landing. cecily tynan has the exclusive accuweather forecast.
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time for accuweather at the "action news" big board. cecily tynan has the forecast. i think most folks are looking forward to. >> the area needs rain a lot of locations are under drought conditions. this is proof the sunrise over downingtown and seeing blue skies and sunshine and the problem is we have renegade clouds with our next rain maker and the clouds moved in. temperatures were still well above normal. 45 degrees and right now 46 in philadelphia and 44 in allentown and wilmington 45 and cape may 43 and trenton 44. satellite 6 along with action
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radar showing the system i'm tracking for tomorrow the actual center of it is way down to the south over louisiana but already seeing some of those clouded streaming in the middle of the day. what will happen, the low pressure cuts to the west and drags a warm front through, if you look at the radar it looks like a good soaking but we are generally looking at light rain for the second half of the day tomorrow and for the evening commute. overnight tonight partly cloudy and winds are light and dry tonight, 36 in philadelphia and 29 in allentown and 25 in cape may and 33 in wilmington. future tracker 6 showing we wake up tomorrow morning 7:00 and lots of clouds and dry here and dry in the nation's capital. however folks heading to the inauguration, 11:00 everyone in place and it's starting to rain there, the rain is getting closer to philadelphia. it looks like it moves in during the afternoon at lunch time and here for the evening commute and then it rolled out friday night. however there is still a lot of low level moisture left over on
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saturday and that means we'll see a lot of clouds and it will be on the damp side. the friday planner showing if you want to see sunshine the best bet is early and the clouds thicken early and 1:00 the light rain and steady light rain through the evening commute and then a lot of clouds overnight. the five-day at 5:00 showing tomorrow clouded thicken early and the rain moving in by the afternoon a quarter inch of rain and 47 degrees. saturday we could see filtered sunshine and 53 degrees and more rain sunday afternoon and starts as drizzle and intensifies and 52 degrees and monday is a nasty day. heavy rain and high winds and perhaps coastal flooding and 48 degrees and showers linger into tuesday 58 degrees and will we dry out by wednesday? adam will have the answer in the accuweather forecast. we do need the rain. >> thank you. let take you back live to
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the lincoln memorial where a concert is underway. this is three doors down performing. trump is expected to speak shortly and we'll bring that to you live when he does.
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"action news" continues with meteorologist, adam joseph, rick williams and monica malpass. >> hello again. president-elect donald trump and his family are in washington, d.c. at this hour ahead of his inauguration of the 45th president of the united states. we are live with the latest. a liquor store clerk refused to give up the cash and it's all caught on tape. >> you are looking at the u.s. capital building and the massive inaugural stage, it's less than 20 hours until donald trump becomes the 45th president of the united states. the president-elect and his family arrived earlier today and he attended several events including a wreath laying ceremony at arlington national
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ceremony. and attending a kickoff concert at the lincoln memorial. and he is sharing all of his experiences through social media. and the president-elect tweeted this, getting ready to leave for washington, d.c. and the journey begins and i am working hard to make sure it's a great journey for the american people. i have no doubt we'll make america great again. >> brian taff, and sharrie williams are in the washington for the inauguration as well. >> rick and monica good evening. it's such a fascinating dynamic, donald trump has already given a social media obsessed generation a reason to check the phone minute by minute. it's his inner most thoughts. donald trump really likes twitter and it gives him that opportunity to do the direct one
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way messaging, a tactic that he has had a lot of success with. but some are raising concerns about how much use of twitter and what he says on there. it's a trait that some supers love about him. but instead of speaking through traditional communication, the president-elect uses twitter -- a lot. it's his prime mode of messages and it's proven effective. >> this generation is into the twitter and facebook. >> mr. trump appears to have mastered the latest trend for modern day communication, some question if it's the best choice for the leader of the free world. >> some of the tweets of the president-elect in the last few weeks led to real concerns. >> many are interested to see if the 140 characters will still be used as much when trump is officially in office. >> it can be used for a lot of good, it can cut through and get
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messages across the country but if it's continually used as a sword as a weapon, instead of a facilitator of common ground then i think it will do damage to the country and do damage to his presidency. >> that of course is one of the concerns, prior president-elects and presidents use news conferences and press conferences to get their message across. this president is not a traditionalist. we'll see how much he continues to use it in office. >> we anticipate the speech to be more than 140 characters and there is a lot of excitement around the speech he is giving the speech to a very divide the america, but those that came here to watch and hear the speech in person could not be more excited about it, coming up at 6:00 we'll give voice to that excitement. folks that traveled far and wide to be here in person as history
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is made tomorrow. live in washington, along with sharrie williams, i'm brian taff back to you guys. >> thank you. "action news" has up to the minute updates for you on social media follow us on facebook.com/6abcactionnews and from you in washington, d.c. yourself you can share your experiences with us. use #6abcaction or email us at jointheaction@6abc.com. >> marquise lloyd the man accused of killing an orlando police officer and his own pregnant ex-girlfriend caused a scene in court this morning, lloyd went foo an expletive filled rant to the judge claiming the charges are made up. and his face and head are bandaged up after he sustained after a week long manhunt. he is facing charges for the death of his ex-girlfriend and has not been charged with the
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death of lieutenant deborah delay ton. >> two bodies are found at the scene of an avalanche that buried a hotel in central italy. rescue workers on skis reached the ruins of the hotel and vehicles are struggling to get to the scene to help for the 30 people believed to be trapped inside. firefighters say the snow slide up rooted trees and wiped out parts of the hotel and a spoked person says that mattressed ended up hundreds of miles away from where the hotel was located. it took hours for the rescuers to arrive at the remote zone. >> and it happened at the placecobuilding if tehran, it's blaze started on the ninth floor and the cause is still unknown.
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world news with david muir as more on the race to rescue those trapped in the italian hotel and the final hours leading up to the inauguration of donald trump. you can watch it at 6:30 following "action news" at 6:00. a man was killed after being pinned under slabs of marble. this is chopper 6 hd over enterprise court. johnny thorpe worked at denny trading marble where it happened. he was rushed to the hospital for treatment but did not survive. it's not clear what caused it. meantime from our delaware news the state fire marshall says that a house fire in newcastle was set intensely. it happened in newcastle and spread to two other houses nearby. no one was hurt and the damage is estimated at $300,000. new surveillance video shows a bold clerk fighting off this
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armed robber last night in newcastle, delaware when the employee at time-out liquor refused to hand out cash and then he climbed over the counter and the clerk stood his ground and the robber ran out without anything. and now k-9s will have an extra layer of protection thanks to students in burlington county. they started a charity kevlar for k-9 that raised nearly $5,000 and they presented a symbolic check to the k-9 units and each vest costs $1200. very cool lets get a check of the traffic on a thursday night. gina is back in for matt in the traffic center with the latest for the commute home. >> we are starting off with a lot of problems right now, here is a look at the big picture, an accident in upper merion on gulf
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road at trinity. and slow speeds on the vine 8, and 17 on the schuylkill and 17 on the blue route. on the blue route an accident at the villanova exit and the right lane is blocked and something to keep in mind there for sure. northbound is fine but 1:41 minutes between 76 and 95. that is a slow go for you. also a slow go as well on the vine street expressway if you travel westbound approaching 76 you are delayed. so pretty much overall 95 to 76, that eastbound side is jammed and jammed no matter what direction you are traveling on the vine. don't forget if you travel out to cape may court, new jersey, all lanes of traffic are blocked in the black here on route 47 at bay shore road. again all lanes are blocked because of a serious accident. if you travel out in this area, take indian trail road. and then a couple of issue as
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well into the neighborhoods, right around doyled town, route 202 at burn house road expect a crash there. i'll send it right back over. >> thank you. a dog who is found dumped in a trash bag in somer dale is undergoing treatment for her injuries. francis was taken to penn for the diagnosticics. and it appears to be chronic but no longer causes her pain. they found francis in a garbage bag and was rushed to the pennsylvania spca. still to come on "action news" there is no denying it the sixers are red hot and on a role. >> and a special birthday at the philadelphia zoo we'll take you there for festivities, dry today and the umbrellas will get quite the workout for the ends of the week and the weekend.
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those stories and more when "action news" comes right back.
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time for sports jaime apody is here and lots of excitement
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for the 76ers especially after last night's win. >> that was exciting to watch. these sixers are for real last night they beat the second best team in the eastern conference, they beat the raptors and did it with defense and clutch shooting and of course they did it with the play of rookie joel embiid who will find out if he is chosen as a starter for the all-star game. he scored more than 20 points for the tenth straight game. he got the crowd on their feet down the stretch they responded with mvp chants and the team and the coach loved every second. >> the fans are fantastic, we are all kind of starving for some success, we were starving for some good feelings, you know some wins and to feel it and then feel it again. it's addictive. and this city and the fans deserve it.
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they really deserve it. >> someone that deserves more recognition than he is getting is dario saris living in the shadow with two blocks in the fourth, and leads all rookies in rebounding and embiid is second. pitchers and catchers appear in clearwater and coach mccannon is excited. the skipper knows there are a lot of decisions to make. >> hope all the guys with the stiff competition they all step up and maybe the decisions a lot more difficult. i think we have enough solid looking prospects maybe not all of them but most of them will force us to make a move. finally official the phillies announce the signing of michael saunders with a one year contract for the 2018 team and
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saunders gives power in the middle of their lineup. and the movie companies in california are busy these days now the oakland raiders filed the paperwork to move to las vegas and has to be approved by three quarters of the owners. defending champ novak djokovic beaten by the 117th ranked. djokovic had not been knocked out this early at a grand slam since 2008. >> andy murray the favorite now. >> who do the sixers play next? >> portland. >> meantime nba super star james hardin is used to causing excitement but it was what he did last night.
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hardin scored 38 points and signed a game ball and walked it over to a woman court side. celebrating her 100th birthday and she was surprised and he told the woman how blessed he was to meet her. >> that is great. students at the commune college of philadelphia will have more resources to explore ways to create cleaner energy. the school received a $3,000 grant for peco for state of the art equipment for solar energy and analysis and research programs, having the tooled available to support the stem programs. fios is not cable. we're wired differently. so we created internet that doesn't make you wait. introducing fios instant internet. it means you can download a video just like that.
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adam joseph is here with accuweather wet not white. >> and warm as well. as we look at stormtracker 6 live double scan we caught a break today in the rain. a decent amount of cloud cover unfortunately. the sun tried this morning to come out for a few hours but the clouds said no, i'm in control and the clouds stay in control through much of this seven-day forecast. right now 46 degrees in philadelphia, mid-40s reading and allentown and trenton 45 and washington and millville and 47 in dover and temperatures run above average despite we see the
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mid and high level clouds throughout the day. breaks throughout the day and a good chunk of the day very cloudy and the clouds are trying to break apart here again and they were right before the sunset. but it's all building from a system to the south and west and the rain is coming from the gulf of mexico and tennessee valley and ohio valley and most of the heavy rain stays to the northern and west but a warm front comes through on friday to bring rain. light winds 2 to 4 miles per hour. and a coolish night but not that bad. future tracker 6 we are expecting a .25 inch of rain here tomorrow afternoon. tomorrow morning 7:30 a.m., some sunshine around especially north and east of philadelphia. not taking long for the clouds to approach and the first band of showers sets up in lancaster county and chester county and wilmington and southern new
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jersey around the lunch time hour and down in washington, that is when the president-elect trump will be sworn in there at that hour. it's going to be raining down in washington basically from first thing in the morning hours into the afternoon and then the steady rain comes in an evening rush hour at times and then gone here friday evening. and spinning showers and drizzle left over and drys out for the beginning of the weekend. then again a soaking setup takes underway sunday afternoon into monday. another low near memphis and these stay apart but the second one really ramping up here between that low to the south sun afternoon into monday and high pressure in eastern canada, winds are funneling between the two systems and 1 to 2 inches of rain late sunday into monday and winds gusting 45 to 55 miles per hour. with a strongest at the shore and with all of that wind driven
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rain there could be coastal flooding as well. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast afternoon rain developing tomorrow 47 and clouds with limited sun on saturday of 53 degrees and drizzle giving way to rain on sunday and 52 and then again strong winds and heavy rain above normal temperatures, 48 on monday and look at the wind gusts 4:00 monday afternoon 57 miles per hour for dover, millville and wildwood and atlantic city and 40s back to reading a pretty powerful storm setting up on monday and early showers give way to late breaks on tuesday and 58 degrees and the best chance of trying to see more of that sunshine won't come until wednesday or thursday. with temperatures still near 50 degrees, so warm but that system means business here the second half of the weekend into next week. 6abc.com is a complete resource for whatever kind of weather we are having there.
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hourly forecast and stormtracker 6 live double scan are many features available and follow our meteorologists on facebook and twitter. a big birthday party at the philadelphia zoo today for one of its more popular residents. the low land gorilla tushes 31 over the weekend and quite a celebration it was. songs and celebrations and a cake made of its favorite foods. one of his house mates snatched the cake where she ate the whole thing herself and the birthday boy didn't mind because he had presents to open on this special day. a musical treat from one boss to another boss's staffer at the white house. bruce performed an acoustic concert for president obama's long time staffers, staff that served all eight years with obama were invited.
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springsteen won the presidential medal of freedom in november.
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several hundred people many high school students marched through center city to call on president-elect trump to support womens equality. today's march was led by ann holeman from friends select school. named for allison paul the noted -- and the equal rights amendment still has not been ratified. now the "action news" is standing by with tease stories next at 6:00. the final countdown to donald trump inauguration. >> and a fake doctor gave physical exams to children at local schools we have more on this disturbing story next at
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6:00. hard is heading to the inauguration and has been to everyone since fdr in 1941 i'll have the amazing story coming up on "action news." >> for the entire "action news" team have a good night. looks like we're still a man short. not anymore. gus! the second most famous groundhog in pennsylvania.
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let's hit the ice. whoaaa! take the shot! (buzzer) that shot was one in a million. so's this. all the money millionaire edition, new from the pennsylvania lottery. with five top prizes of a million bucks. it's a real game changer. (giggles) keep on scratchin' "action news" delaware valley's leading news program. with ducis rogers, meteorologist, cecily tynan, and jim gardner. thursday night and jim gardner is off and i'm rick williams and the big story on "action news" is the start of inauguration activities in
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washington, d.c. tonight president-elect donald trump and his wife, melania descended the steps of the lincoln memorial for a patriotic concert and this is the making america great celebration and the president is expected to address the crowd at some point tonight. we'll bring it to you. but earlier today trump arrived with his wife on a military jet to begin the series of eevents that makes him the 45th president of the united states. the first stop was the ballroom of his hotel for a meeting with his transition team and incoming staff. later the entire trump family assembled at arlington cemetery. and they laid a wreath at the tomb of the unknown soldier. lets go live to the nation's capital. brian taff and sharrie williams are covering the events. set the scene for us at this hour -- >> reporter: well, good evening
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rick, we are live in washington, d.c. there is a mood, the atmosphere of anticipation, right behind us the capitol building on those steps donald trump will be sworn in in the matter of hours. final preparations are underway wherever you look and they are leaving no stone unturned in this city. we looked around much of washington, d.c. today and this was the scene a lot of places we saw public works crews spraying the ground and power washing the streets here and not a speck of dust or dirt for the crowds coming great distances to see it. and we saw police officers and security crews putting in place the final preparations in that record. there are a lot of fences and a lot of high tech devices that people can't see to ensure the safety of this crowd and the last minute rehearsals some of which you are hearing now. they are underway tonight. but tomorrow that is the rea

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