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get the scro job done and get ie right. >> a call for cooperation between republicans and democrats for the benefit of the american people. observers were waiting to see if president trump would ask for unity in tonight's speech before a joint session of congr it. it's safe to say most americans hope he meant it. the big story tonight is president trump addressing the congress but more importantly addressing the country. he highlighted the trump agenda and priorities of the trump budget we'll hear more about next week and perhaps more than ever before he presented himself as presidential. monica malpass is live in the capital tonight. a crucial speech for trump. we'll get reaction for days. >> absolutely, jim.
that's right. president trump started his speech tonight by listing his accomplishmesormonth on the jobo add jobs, reduce cri and rebuild struggling enter cities. he harshly denounced this week's anti-semitic attacks. >> recent attacks and vandalism of jewish cemeteries as well as last week's shooting in kansas city remind us that though we are a nation divided on polici country that stands united in condemning hate and evil in all of its ugly forms. >> president trump sounded a conciliatory ton offering an olive branch to democrats and members of his own party and laid out details on immigration e' r wages, help the
unemployed, save billions and billions of dollars and make our communities safer for everyone. >> trump promised billions to rebuild and strengthen our military and took a moment to recognize and honor the widow of navy seal ryan owens killed last month. >> ryan's legacy is etched into eternity. thank you. [applause ] then he announced a new team to tackle tax reform. >> my economic team will reduce the tax rate on our companies so they can compete and thrive anywhere with anyone. >> trump promised to repeal obama care while protecting all americans that need healthcare. >> obama care is collapsing, and we must act decisively to protect all americans.
>> reaction to the president's speech was swift and strong. we had a chance to talk to local delegates afterwards. democrats were concerned criticizing the speech for being short on details. >> i think that's your typical trump campaign speech, long on rhetoric but short on ideas and short on a plan to achieve the ideas. >> cautiously optimistic. the optimistic part is the calls for unity. the cautious part is the action behind that. >> it was a strong speech. the president made it clear that he's keeping his promises, yet he's inviting everyone into the process, republicans and democrats saying i want all of you to be part of this, have your imprint on this. that is one of the things i
hoped for. a record number of americans watched the speech. the inaugural address was the second highest in history. monica malpass from the capital. back to you, jim. >> the democratic response to the president's address did not come from a rising political star but rather the former governor of kentucky. steve baa sheer spoke about protecting the american country without abandoning american principles and working together without casting blame. >> when the president attacks the court system, military, free press, simply because he doesn't like what we say he's eroding our democracy. that's wreckless. >> he says they'll do everything
in their power to stop the president from repealing the affordable affair act. we are joined by professor matt kerble. thanks for joining us. what did president trump need to establish and did he do it? >> there has been no presidential honeymoon. i think he was looking to the address to reset things. in terms of tone, there were softer edges to the speech. in terms of the set, you have the joint session of confident thacongresswhich elevates the pn the eyes of public. it was similar to what we have heard before and his effectiveness depends on what happens now. >> his approval rating is 50%.
did he say in ig to those that didn't support him? >> it was largely what we heard from trump before. in that regard, he was still speaking primarily to his base. beyond that, the speeches are light in substance, little room for detail, and one of the dilemmas is that the agenda has been stalled on the hill. the question is if he can reboot and get the agenda moving. >> matt, thank you, sif. appreciate it. >> volunteers are coming close. they are coming from close and from far away to help restore a jewish cemetery in philadelphia. more than 100 head stones were desecrated and toppled at the
mount carmel cemetery. dann cuellar is near the cemetery where the community came together to get information. what are they rer learning? >> the reward for information leading to arrest is now $51,000. authorities are zeroing in on surveillance video taken over the last few days to see if they have good pictures of those responsible. >> as of now we have no leads. >> tonight, several dozen residents got an update on what kind of person could do something so vile as the desecration of the mount carmel cemetery. in the eyes of many, including a man that drove five hours from boston to see for himself, no question this was about hate. >> this is pure hate. i don't see this as vandalism.
this is pure hatred. how could people do this? >> today, dozens of volunteers from various faiths gathered at mount carmel to clean up the devastation by vandals. >> we need to show how much love there is. >> police have been working on forensic evidence at the scene and surveillance cameras in the cemetery. >> it's ongoing with the efforts of northeast detectives, fbi and the patrol division of the 15th district. about a hundred tomb stones were toppled over. many graves date back to the 1800s. for some that lost loved one in the holocaust, it's a reminder of a devastating time in history. >> i have seen it, and to see this in america, i never thought
that would happen. >> sadly, and tragi tragically,t has. it's raised the ire of the public, many of whom have vowed to volunteer to help clean up and others that have donated for the clean up. i'm dann cuellar, channel6 "action news." >> thank you. yesterday the community center in cherry hill was the target of a bomb threat. tonight, it was home for a peace rally. people of various faiths rallied to show their support and declare hate has no home here. >> other news at this hour, tonight's rain is on the way out. tomorrow, the threat of storms is very real. that's not to mention temperature records broken today as we close out the month of february. meteorologist cecily tynan is at the big board. cecily, what does it show? >> double scan is showing we
have rain moving across the region, most of it philadelphia and south. another batch is rolling in. these are just shower, light showers. however, out to the west, it's been a deadly night of tornadoes. 19 reported tornadoes in the midwest, wo one of them fatal. this is ahead of a cold front sweeping through late in the day tomorrow and tomorrow night. that brings the potential for severe weather. the national storm center has put our area under a slight risk of severe weather. this means there is the potential for damaging winds and tornadoes. we'll talk about changes behind the system in the accuweather seven-day forecast. jim? >> thank you, cecily. u.s. marshalls and homicide
detectives have caught the man accused of killing his aunt. andrew cruttenden is wanted for killing his aunt virginia. a lower south hampden police officer has been accused of using volunteer firefighters funds. 33-year-old brian walter was arrested today. vet gators say he misappropriated $51,000 belonging to the firefighter relief association. they allege walter made improper loans to himself and five others while serving on the board. skins of people filed into the school board meeting. they are upset that after 13 months teachers are working without a contract. several parents went before the board to ask them to work with the teacher association and revolve the issue. people living in the
colonial district voted down a referendum that would have increased their taxes paying a 39.4 cents tax for every $100 of evaluation. the money would be used for staff and other programs. the ref republican dumb lost by 500 votes. >> natural gas rates could be going up in philadelphia, plus the price tag the city wants to spend or mayor jim kenney wants the city to spend to push this penn vision to reality. former vice president joe biden makes his formal debut in his new roll at the university of p pennsylvania. >> many patients are getting charged for a reason that might surprise you. what you need to know to avoid a bill from your doctor's office.
>> the nfl draft is coming to philadelphia. the draft theater will be constructed on the steps of the philadelphia theater of art. the event is expected to draw 200,000 people and scr an $80 million impact on the city. after decades of talk about connecting i-95 with penn's landing, they plan to turn the vision into something concrete. the project calls for a green park between walnut and chestnut front street to the water front. mayor kenney will propose spending $90 million to spur the $60 million development. pgw wants to hike gas rates for the first time since 2009. it's requesting a $70 million increase. that would cost the typical consumer nearly $11 more a
month. first the hike needs to be approved by state regulators. joe bide biden made his first appearance at the university of pennsylvania as faculty today. he joined them for the discussion about cancer. it was three months ago biden began his cancer mood shot. they talked about the past, present and research of cancer. health check at 11, a strong association with obesity and cancer. science linked obesity to diabetes as well. healthcare and insurance can be
complicated for patients to navigate. now even schism copays are causing confusion among consumers. our troubleshooter nydia han tells you what you need to know to avoid being shocked with a large bill. >> more and more patients are getting charged for an exam they think is free. ♪ >> go in there, have your annual once a year, no copay. >> that's standard, but andrea got a bill for her copay after her exam in january. >> i was blown away and confused. her sister-in-law has different insurance and went to a different doctor but was billed $40 for her exam. according to their doctors offices here's why. you asked the question. both women were charged for
asking a question considered outside of the realm of their wellness visit. >> i went, what? >> this was no joke. they took to facebook and were surprised how many friends shared the experience, some complaining about their children's pediatrician. >> they are going for a wellness exam and being charged. it adds up. bottom line, i'm paying a lot for my premium. no matter your doctor or private insurance through the affordable care act, this could happen to you >> . if you go into details, that may move the charge to an office visit. >> the company has patients sign the form before wellness exams. if an abnormality is encountered, you may be responsible for an additionalco
payment or deductible. >> i don't think it's right. the doctor needs to be honest enough to stop you and say you are stepping out of the realm. these women admit they didn't pay close attention, but asked questions that took only secs to answer. >> if you are going to charge us in the back door, i have a problem with that. >> sharon says she will still see her doctor. >> before i ask a question, i'll ask if i'm going to be charged for it. >> add vo care says they'll reevaluate the paycos. we hope you will join us on facebook to talk about this. lydia has not, actio han.
>> it's going to be a busy first day of march tomorrow. storm tracker six showing we are ending the month of february with light rain, the bulk of it south of philadelphia, right now across south jersey. another batch across lancaster county into chester county. it will be very warm even stepping outside. most areas in the 50s. 57 in philadelphia down from a high of 68 tieing a record, average high this time of year, 47. temperatures holding steady so we'll be close to 60 tomorrow morning. satellite 6 and action radar showing this is the batch moving through now. there are two lines of thunderstorms i'll be tracking tomorrow. one is moving toward kentucky. another one is moving close to chicago, and these have been
responsible for tornadic activity, severe weather. between the two areas of storms, we see midday sun. it feels like more may than march. 72 tomorrow, two degrees shy of a record high. allentown, atlantic city, could set records of 72, wilmington 72. grab the umbrella. you will need it a few points in the day. future tracker showing 9:30 in the morning, you shower, perhaps thunderstorms as well. then sunshine. the more sunshine on a day like this, the more threat of severe weather. the squall line hitting i-95 corridor around 5:00. this could cause problems for the evening commute. it's quick moving by 6:30, exiting the coast. any storm has potential of damaging wind gusts, perhaps
small hail, locally heavy downpours and lightning. you want to get inside if you see the storms headed your way. the exclusive seven-day forecast, may wanter strong storms, best chance late in the afternoon, early evening. # 4-degrees the high. behind this, wind of change, 49-degrees, friday, 42-degrees. perhaps rain or snow shower, for the weekend, 44-degree, 52 on sunday. monday, back to the 60s, 62, and tuesday mostly cloudy with a high of 54 with the possibility of showers. we are headed into severe weather season. good time to download the "6abc" app. if you have alerts, you hear them. >> good idea. thank, cecily. channel6 hosted a black history
celebration honoring three philadelphiaens truly making a difference, vanessa from the african-american children's book fair, joe tucker a prominent lawyer and dr. beverly richards that donated 1,000 black film artifacts to the smithsonian in washington. ♪ ♪ [car engine failing to start] [clicking of ignition] uh--
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they have been talking about getting their act together. tonight they do so in a big way. flyers and avalanche, four minutes into the game, wayne simmons puts the flyers on the board, 4-0. simmons again, his second of the night, 27 of the year, 2-0. two and a half minutes, another powerplay, wayne simmons a natural hat trick. wait, the replay shows simmons never gets a stick on it. instead jake voracek gets credit for the goal. flyers win, 4-0. >> what am i supposed to do? not my fault. sorry. >> last time i got bored on the court, let's put it that way. like i said, i thought he had
y1we5y yi0y >> clay buck hoats was on the mound as they hosted os, pitching two scoreless innings. he was sharp and so were the bats. phillies win, 7-5. high school hoops, pennsylvania district, 6a semifinals, temple university, first half. he scores 22 points, they win 79-58. south jersey, league one
playoffs, woodbury thundering herds for the easy layup. woodbury wins 72-25. >> that's sports. >> the girls and boys choir debuted at the kimmel center tonight. the kids sang the national anthem accompanying the orchestra. younyoungstersyoungsters grade . "jimmy kimmel live" nexted followed by "nightline." music from hank the knight nutley. "action news" continues at 4:30. for cecily tynan, ducis rogers, the entire "action news" team, i'm ji jim gardner. goodnight. ♪
♪ >> dicky: from hollywood it's "jimmy kimmel live"! tonight, catherine zeta-jones -- from the houston rockets, james harden -- chris pratt with the new "guardians of the galaxy" trailer -- and music from hank "the hawk" knutley -- and now, sure enough -- here's jimmy kimmel! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> jimmy: thank you, ladies and gentlemen. hi, everybody. i'm jimmy, i'm the host. thanks for coming. you're very nice. you're here. you're here, by the way, this is a special night tonight. tonight we're having a trump-free tuesday. [ cheers and applause ]