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latest in a rash of racially charged incidents at coatesville area high school. it is friday afternoon. i'm brian taff. >> and i'm alicia vitarelli. sharrie williams is off. another story we're following is that message coming from these students saying the administration is not doing enough to crack down on their classmates. "action news" reporter vernon odom joins us live with the story. vernon. >> reporter: brian and alicia, good day to you. school is closed for the weekend now at this 2000 plus high school in caln township. the racial issues here indicate a short break is well timed. the school administration had sanctioned an assembly in the football stadium this morning from 8 o'clock to 10 o'clock to discuss the racial crisis here but hundreds of students refused to return to classes after 10:00 and chose to stay out in front of the main entrance despite being told they would face disciplinary action by the principal. >> while there will be consequences the focus is really how can we solve the issues that the students are
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having moving forward. >> reporter: many of the students are angry in the wake of racist stunts like pumpkins carve the to feature kkk initials and swastikas. at this 50 percent black high school they do not believe the administration is cracking down on the racial intimidation. >> there was a recent doll hanging and also a racial slurs written on a pumpkin. >> we're taking a stand by ourself without administration to show we're not standing by it. >> reporter: a number of parents came out to support the student action saying it is long past due. >> the racial tension, the racial injustice that's going on here at the school, you know, the kids feel like they don't have a voice. they feel like they're being intimidated. >> reporter: school let out at the normal 2t even dismissal time. there were no incidents reported. brian, there's a big football game tonight against one of coatesville's arch rivals, perhaps maybe it will have some positive impact on
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student morale here. live in coatesville chester county, i'm vernon odom channel6 "action news." >> all right, vernon, thank you. brand new here at 4 o'clock today philadelphia investigators busted a major illegal gambling ring. they say the operation helped fund family's lavish lifestyle. nine people have been charged including the alleged ringleader gary cray seen. cray ran on underground lottery location and made at least $3 million in illegal profits. his daughter son and nephew are among eight others charged in this case. gray hall will explain how this operation allegedly worked tonight at 5 o'clock. >> a gas leak caused a number of evacuations this afternoon in atlantic city. chopper6 was overhead as crews worked to cap the ruptured line at the intersection of tennessee and adriatic avenues. there are reports the line was punctured. residents in the area and students and staff from the new york avenue school were all evacuated for about an
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hour. they returned once south jersey gas got the leak under control. >> another stunner of a day out there today. it's been remarkably consistent weather-wise. >> cannot complain. >> yeah. >> not today at least. we'll go outside to meteorologist melissa magee in for adam joseph. we love it for a friday. >> that's right, alicia and brian. really comfortable conditions all across much of the delaware and lehigh valleys and it stays that way as we head into the weekend. we'll show you the stretch of 70's on wednesday, a high temperature of 72 thursday 72 and today so far in philadelphia coming in at 74 degrees, well above the normal high of 65 this time of year. it is really warm all across much of the eastern half of the u.s. check out chicago right now. 78 degrees. 75 in saint louis. out to the west in wichita, kansas coming in at 77 degrees. satellite6 along with action radar showing we've got this dominating ridge of high pressure for most of the eastern half of the u.s. so it stays in control as we head into the weekend. all of the unsettled weather
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coming up from the gulf of mexico and right through the plain states well away from our region for now. so, it is a nice night if you're stepping out on the town or perhaps to watch some high school football we've got friday night lights clear and comfortable calm wind for kickoff, a temperature of 61. as we get into the fourth quarter that number drops down to 58 so a light sweater or jacket will be needed. you can watch the highlights of all of our football games on "action news" at 11:00 after that on high school huddle. it looks beautiful as we head into the weekend. details in the accuweather forecast. we'll send it back in you to brian. >> melissa thank you. you can keep up with the changes to the forecast right through the weekend on your phone or tablet. that includes realtime views from 6abc six. >> police released new video of a car wanted for a deadly hit-and-run in southwest philadelphia. take a look. they want to find whoever was behind the wheel of this minivan. investigators say the van was speeding when it hit a 57-year-old man on sunday night. the victim was killed as he
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was crossing the 2300 block of 67th street. police are looking for a gray dodge caravan or a chrysler town chrysler town and country. a security guard came under fire early this morning during an attempted robbery. two suspects approached the 2000 block of mckinley street in northeast philadelphia. then they fired shots at the guard. and also at responding officers who chased them down. the two suspects are now being questioned. luckily no one was hurt. >> a person had to be rescued following a car crash in camden county. chopper6 was over the scene along route 42 in gloucester township. now police tell "action news" the driver lost control and landed in the wooded area near coles road just about 8 o'clock this morning. rescue crews were called in to free a person trapped inside the vehicle. so far no word on the number or extent of injuries connected to this crash. >> well, excitement is building in south philadelphia as the 76ers get ready to make their home debut. >> joel embiid and the team hoping tonight brings them
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their first win of the season. "action news"'s jeff skversky joins us live now court side with a look at what's in store for the big game tonight. hey, jeff. >> reporter: hey, guys, it is quiet now but you know this place will be rocking in about three hours for game time and the home opener sixers-celtics, can you wait? and there's so much buzz about this team and this city. the players can feel it. they have felt it for months now and fans coming in will get this t-shirt with a caricature of all of the players on the team and saying welcome to the moment. what a moment it will be tonight. if the sixers can get that first win, of course, they're coming off a loss in the season opener wednesday down in d.c. coming oh, so close in the final minutes of pulling it off possibly sending it to overtime and possibly getting that first win. and all they have to do according to head coach brett brown is tie up a few loose ends. robert covington believes this team once they learn how to win games is going to be scary and brown, yes, he agrees.
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>> i'm confident and comfortable with what we've built that we can deliver this year's team to a court knowing that the base is there, there are people that we really like and see a part of the future and that there's a culture that's truly slowly being built and a system of how we want to play offense and defense that's slowly being built and to me that makes a lot of sense. >> reporter: back here at the wells fargo center it will be a whiteout tonight with those caricature shirts of the sixers stars. brett brown he'll love it if the sixers can get their first w. sixers have not won in a home opener in three years looking to end that tonight against the celtics tonight. jeff skversky channel6 "action news." brian. >> all right, can't wait, jeff. thank you. and sports fans have another big game this weekend. penn state plays michigan in a prime time big 10 matchup. it plays out right here on 6abc. penn state the second ranked team in america will try to
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fend off the number 19 wolverines. michigan is that ranked number nine. michigan is has a tough road ahead of them as they travel to beefer stadium to pay under the lights surrounded by a whiteout in happy valley. watch the big game right here on 6abc saturday night. kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. >> yeah, that's an exciting matchup. >> yeah. >> time for the action news traffic report on a friday. >> friday. >> friyay! >> choir of angels, matt pelman standing by in the "action news" traffic center. >> sigh of relief. we made it, yes. a le of relief on the regional rails brian and alicia. coming to you with better news than you guys had at the top of the hour. they have resumed service now on septa's warminster and lansdale doylestown lines. trains are running again following that earlier accident near jenkintown. the problem is they're still running with half hour delays. coming out of center city you're dealing with slowing on those trains but at least service has been restored. awful situation there and just
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adding insult to injury those are two of the same lines that were suspended yesterday afternoon because of a pedestrian accident. but this afternoon it looks like the trains will run, they'll just probably be a little bit late. don't forget the 11 trolley is not running as of last night. 82 your on the buses instead because of track work in darby. and we're running extra slow on 95 in bucks county this afternoon. southbound side there was an overturned vehicle here by the 413 on-ramp in bristol township. looks like most of the activity is now off to the side but it's still a slow go coming down from route one. on the big picture plenty of slowing as well, hunting park of a blocked because of a downed pole between seventh and ninth. had an earlier broken down vehicle on 95 northbound near cottman that has cleared and a crash in jersey on 295 southbound is gone but still speeds like 17 miles per hour there. let's grab the ipad do the commuter report check your ways home with the waze app on this friday afternoon. middletown delaware along 299 a crash there so plenty of slowing with speeds like 6 miles per hour. we'll check it again, brian and alicia, coming up in the next half hour. >> all right, see you then my
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friend. thank you. still ahead on "action news" at 4:00 today more calls now for details about the attack that killed four u.s. soldiers. we've got the latest. plus, startling site as a school bus is engulfed in flames. what caused students to jump to safety just in time. >> and the philadelphia film festival is in full swing. we sit down with two of the organizers who dish about some of the films on task that are already getting award season buzz. >> ♪
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>> ♪ >> defense secretary jim mattis headed to capitol hill today amid increasing calls for information about an attack that killed four american soldiers. lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are demanding clarity about the ambush attack in niger two weeks ago. now, that surprise attack played out as islamic militants seized a u.s.
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convoy. still unknown why the convoy didn't have cover and why it took two days to recover one of the four bodies. >> we in the department of defense like to know what we're talking about before we talk and so we do not have all the accurate information yet. we will release it as rapidly as we get it. >> secretary mattis met privately with republican senator john mccain today. mccain a who chairs the armed services committee has been critical of the slow flow of information from the trump administration and has threatened to subpoena them. mattis has pledged better communications. >> police in florida think they may have prevented a massive and deadly attack after finding an arsenal of weapons. 24-year-old randall drake had 20 guns, three explosive devices and more than 15 knives in his home. detectives initially went there to investigate a separate child pornography case but instead they discovered his dangerous stockpile along with notes on how to build bombs and also maps of two schools and a
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water treatment plant. drake is held in protective custody for a mental health evaluation. >> mike warren believes she's being falsely accused. sheila keen warren is behind bars in florida arrested for allegedly killing warren's first wife marlene. it was a case that sat cold for decades until just last month. the case broken wide opened thanks to dna testing is the focus of tonight's brand new 20/20. the true crimes story airs tonight 10 o'clock right here on 6abc. >> well, there is some terrifying moments on board a school bus in north carolina when the front of the bus erupted in flames. the driver and 16 high schoolers on board had all rushed to safety right before this. they evacuated as soon as they smelled smoke. you can see the vehicle is gutted now with only the frame, ash and char left. investigators say the fire started in the engine.
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a special consultant is scheduled to inspect the bus on monday. >> chester county's largest mushroom growers is going global. based in kennett square they're building a new mushroom production facility in china. one of the companies owners joined county officials on the long trip to shanghai for a groundbreaking ceremony. the farm will allow them to sell its mushrooms in one of the world's biggest economies. >> now look at the closing numbers on wall street today. the dow soaring 165.5 points today closing well above that 23,000 mark closed the week. the nasdaq also up 24 points, the s & p 500 on the rise just about 13 points on the day. in new jersey, despite not winning the 2017 dancing with the gloucester county stars event, county clerk james hogan had a lot to celebrate today. hogan raised more than $40,000 for his charity of choice vets
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helping vets. hogan was surprised with a plaque for his craning contributions. >> twenty-sixth philadelphia film festival. 10 days jam packed with a specially crafted lineup of close to 100 films for every kind of philly film lover. >> i love how community based for philadelphia for our city. >> and for us they've curated a hand picked collection of films. >> it sounds like a joke but these are the 90 films that we would love for you to see out of the, you know, 2000 films we saw. >> the team scores the globe looking for the best and brightest and they joke that they've gotten pretty good at it. >> we've had a great track record. we've had five of the last six best picture winners have premiered in the festival. >> last night some of the cast and crew of the highly anticipated film i tonya posed for the cameras. that film is getting early award season buzz and so is
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denzel washington's new film roman j israel esquire. >> that's a big movie. it's a powerful film premiered in toronto and we're really excited to bring it. >> the closing night film is three billboards outside evan missouri which deals with racism police brutality and discrimination in america. >> it manages to do it with humor humanity and insanity. >> as always the festival takes great care shining an extra special spotlight on local films and film makers. >> it's nice to see that philadelphia both what shoots here and what comes from here with film makers is expanding so much in the greater film universe. >> they say come ready to sit and watch and talk and think for hours. >> dedicate day to the festival or 10 days to the festival and you're building your schedule its like i have nothing at the 5 o'clock hour just look at what's playing and walk in and see you may find one of your favorite films. >> and the films are playing
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at theaters all across our area. the city 6abc is one of the official sponsors of the philadelphia film festival. we have the details posted on and you guys they do a great job finding the best films to watch. >> yeah, going to be awesome. >> yes. >> thank you. well, how about the accuweather forecast? it's been stunning for days now and the streak continues. >> that stretch of 70's continues, temperatures well above average and it's looking nice outside. the sky6 live in hd as we walk over to the weather center looking at penn's landing on this friday afternoon, a bright blue sky, not a cloud in the sky right now. pretty comfortable even as you're heading out tonight. in fact we'll show you the temperatures across the delaware and lehigh valleys. we are well above average. 74 degrees in philadelphia, same thing in allentown, down in lancaster 71 at the coast in cape may, 70, beach haven 71. dover right now 73. millville in the upper 70's so if you're stepping out later on tonight, 7:00 p.m. we've got a mostly clear sky, a temperature of 67. it is nice and mild this
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evening. 8 o'clock, 9, 10 o'clock temperatures will be in the lower 60's underneath a mostly clear sky. so, as we look at satellite6 along with action radar not going to find a whole lot of activity today as high pressure is dominating our region. we are clear dry and quiet from new england down across the midatlantic region. we're tapping into a northwesterly wind flow so it suppresses the cloud cover today and dries out the atmosphere as well. for the rest of tonight it is clear, it's calm, it's not too chilly. we'll drop down to 42 in allentown, 52 in philadelphia, 51 degrees in cape may and 51 degrees in dover for the overnight low. look up in the sky tonight because we've got some meteors taking place. you can see up to 20 meteors an hour and something else to keep in mind, no moonlight to obscure what you could see up in the sky. the moon will be illuminated by about 1 percent so we certainly have good viewing conditions and the best time to view this will be from midnight to dawn. it's peaking tonight and into early tomorrow morning.
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for the start of our weekend, we're looking pretty good, even warmer tomorrow. 8 o'clock in the morning we've got a number of 52. as we get into the lunchtime hour, temperatures will be in the middle and upper 70's across much of the region. keep in mind average for us this time of year is 65 degrees so well above that tomorrow. here's future tracker6 as we get into the second half of our weekend, 10:30 on sunday morning, numbers along the 95 corridor and most locations will be in the upper 50's, lower 60's and we continue to rise with the warmth. by 4 o'clock on sunday afternoon, numbers will be in the lower 70's across a good portion of our area. here's the four day at 4:00 showing you sunny and warm tomorrow, high temperature of 77. not as bright on sunday way high temperature of 74. still warm on monday for some monday night football. the eagles taking on the redskins, we're sunny, we're warm, we're dry, a temperature of 77. rain arrives tuesday. more on that in the next half hour. i'll send it back to you brian its a good start to our
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forecast. >> yeah, it's a forecast i can handle. thank you. a gold crusted truffle laced bagel getting a lot of attention in new york city being offered starting november 1st at the west tin hotel in times square. the bagel is speared with alba white truffle cream cheese and riesling jelly infused with go goji berries. the price a whopping $1,000 for this. but if you're going to splurge and clearly you are, if you buy this, the proceeds go to new york city's largest soup kitchen so it is for a good cause. >> it is a good cause but it doesn't even have lox, i mean really. throw in some extra garnish. we'll be right back. >> ♪
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side of the roadway. as part of the spirit ride the ceremonial casket has been relayed from town to town across the united states. spirit ride has been on a nonstop journey since last spring. young students in drexel hill getting their hands on high tech learning tools. the action cam was at holy when i would academy as the kids wasted no time testing out everything inside this new steam lab. the room focuses on science technology engineering arts and math. hence steam. congressman pat meehan was on hand. school leaders say it's the only such lab at a philadelphia elementary school. >> summer reading paying off for a school in newark. students at the aspire academy being recognized in best in state for the scholastic summer reading challenge. ready for this? they read more than a total of 296,000 minutes. >> wow. >> teachers and administrators hosted a fun assembly today to
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celebrate that pretty impressive accomplishment especially since it happened over the summer. >> yeah, no doubt. good stuff. congrats, kids. much more ahead in the next 30 minutes of "action news" at 4:00 include a major headline from nasa involving a big discovery about the moon. >> one south jersey homeowner may have taken the spirit of halloween just a little too far. why people keep calling police to report her disturbing decorations. uh-oh.
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>> ♪ >> "action news" continues with meteorologist adam joseph, alicia vitarelli, sharrie williams and brian taff. >> ♪ >> it's 4:30 and "action news" continues with a unique freebie friday perfect for pizza lovers with a certain name. stay tuned. >> okay. and murder insurance. that's what critics are calling a new nra program aimed at protecting those who shoot someone in self-defense. we'll explore both sides of the controversial carry guard policy in big talkers. >> plus a delaware valley made famous for taking off his shirt takes on his toddler nephew in a series of who wore it better photos? and. when it comes to this style showdown, the internet wins. >> but we're going to begin here at 4:30 in ocean county with a homeowner who decorated her home maybe a little too well for halloween. the display which features a ghoulish car crash is so realistic people have been calling the police. new jersey correspondent nora
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muchanic talked to the woman behind this macabre magic. she's live now in watertown -- rather waretown with a closer look. nora, hello. >> reporter: hi there, brian. this is the display that's causing so much attention, grabbing so much attention. these fingers you see are supposed to look like zombies but as you said apparently some folks have mistaken them for real people. the creator of this scene who loves halloween isn't making any apologies for this gory display. >> you see where it's on the news, honestly if we were in real life on tv. >> reporter: she's talking about the controversial halloween display she's put up in her front yard a bloody scene that depicts two zombies taken out by a crashed car. >> somebody reported it saying they didn't like it. they did get reports previously of it saying that someone thought it was real. >> reporter: it was so real or disturbing kristen says people called the police who showed up at her door to check on the display.
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>> how could somebody call the cops on a halloween site that clearly is fake. >> reporter: kristen stuffed the zombies with pillows and made legs out of car parts. the blood she says came in a bottle. she's hearing compliments and complaints about it. >> i don't like the graphicness but people do so, you know, to each his own. >> i've seen the other way laying on the ground? i don't know if it was there yesterday but today i'm like oh, my god there's another one laying there and that's good. >> reporter: you like it. >> yes, i do. >> it's not to really scare people it's just to be halloween and zombies and that's what halloween is about. >> reporter: kristen says all the ghosts and goblins and that graphic display in her yard are just a way to enjoy her favorite holiday. >> its like halloween has died down and become nothing like what it used to be and that's what we want to bring back. that's what we want to remind people of. >> reporter: now kristen says that halloween is by far her favorite holiday, way more
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than christmas and she hopes that people won't be scared by this display. she hopes that they'll enjoy the zombies the same as she does. live in waretown, i'm nora muchanic channel6 "action news." brian. >> quite the sight there nora. thank you. get ready for halloween 70 between at 6abc. there you can find the top candy cravings in our area and some unique ways to decide on your costume. plus you can get an inside look at some of the region's best haunted attractions on >> philadelphia police need your help finding a gunman accused of going on a morning crime spree last weekend. investigators say this man first stole a wallet from a customer at the market laundromat in west philadelphia at 9:15 last saturday morning. 30 minutes later, this same man is accused of trying use one of the stolen cards at the discount plus electronics, that's a few blocks away. instead, he allegedly pulled out a gun and robbed the clerk. police say at 10:15, that same
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morning the gunman then hit up another business robbing the best choice wireless on south 52nd street. take a close look. if you recognize him, contact southwest detectives. christina parkway in newark delaware is back opened at this hour following an emergency repair job. "action news" was there shortly after deldot crucifixd a large crack in the road between elkton road and south college avenue. officials closed the parkway just afternoon to repair the hole which was at least 10 feet long and 8-inches wide. a more permanent fix is planned for later date. >> protesters gathered outside local congressman's office today accusing him of and enabling the opioid crisis. the group gathered outside republican ryan costello's west chester office pointing to his role as a co-sponsors of a bill that many say weakened the dea's ability. >> ryan costello was whipping
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the votes for a bill that devastated the dea's ability to stem the flow of these prescription narcotics and taking these big contributions from the pharmaceutical industry. >> now, in a written response this afternoon congressman costello said it was "sickening that democrats are trying to politicize this crisis." he dismissed the activists as paid political protesters but he said he's in the process of evaluating whether the purpose of the law that he worked to pass is being realized. if not he said congress will need to fix it. >> time now for the accuweather forecast. nice looking friday. >> the best. >> yeah, really. >> 74 degrees, 4:30 in the afternoon, meteorologist melissa magee standing by in for adam joseph today and we're in for a really nice weekend. >> really nice one, yeah. temperatures well above average and comfortable too. we'll show you the numbers across much of the delaware and lehigh valleys. they're in the 70's. 74 in philadelphia, 73 as you look over into trenton, down the 95 corridor in wilmington
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we're coming in at 75 degrees at the airport in atlantic city we have a number of 74. sky6 live in hd there in chester at talon energy stadium and there will be a lot of action at that stadium as we head into the weekend. in fact we've got philadelphia union forecast as they take on orlando city at 4:00 p.m., it's mild with a bit of a milky sky as we get into sunday. we've got a south to southeasterly wind, temperature a 74. a nice finish with that temperature coming in at 70 degrees. coming up we're going to take a closer look at the forecast because numbers say above average as we head into the weekend but we're tracking changes early next week. we'll take a closer look with the full and exclusive accuweather forecast. >> volunteers sprucing up one of philadelphia's affordable housing communities. the work is being done around the old factory site transformed into a neighborhood for low income families.
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members of the pennsylvania horticultural society and employees from td bank teamed up to plant trees and the other landscaping around the area. this was part of the bank's tree days program. some of the world's top soda companies are now facing a lawsuit over whether their products should include the word diet. "action news" anchor monica malpass is live now in the news room with that story. monica. >> hi, alicia, that's right. the lawsuit accuses some companies of trying to trick or mislead consumers. the plaintiffs claim that coca-cola pepsi and other soft drink makers are advertising diet drinks sweetened with aspartame. they say it could cause people to gain weight. we'll talk to a local expert to sort out the facts behind these claims. plus burger king's new campaign is targeting bullies and folks who stand by and do nothing. how the company is using the items on its menu to remind bystanders to speak up. we'll have those stories and more coming your way on "action news" at 5:00 and brian we'll see you then.
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>> monica, thank you. in 125 days, reading terminal market will celebrate its 125th birthday. and the celebration will last all year long. the market officially turns 125 on february 22nd but today organizers revealed a series of special events and programs planned to celebrate. there were people in victorian dress to represent what it was like when the market first opened. they helped with the announcement by unveiling the 125th birthday logo and starting a countdown clock for the start of the celebration. well, it is the perfect day to take an outdoor stroll today and that's exactly what these little ones did at the children of america day care in chestnut hill. they took partner a little feet big hearts walk an event designed to teach them about exercise and healthy eating at a early age. temple health organized this walk with the association with the american heart association. >> cutest group of walker. >> from halloween photo shoots
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for your pet to a week of yoga at an award winning studio we've got some freebies to start your weekend off right and that includes a special pizza deal for people with a certain name. >> and it's the family fashion faceoff setting social media on fire on one side a hunky male model on the other his adorable nephew. it's hard to decide which one comes out on top. one thing is certain the delaware valley natives are winning the internet. >> stole my family photos. meteorologist melissa magee back with the full accuweather forecast when "action news" comes right back today. when you're a double-dipping pension-padder
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like steve sweeney, it's important to maintain a certain... lifestyle. that's why sweeney spent over a hundred grand of his campaign funds on high-priced meals and other gifts. we're talking fine cigars, fancy watches, pricey restaurants, and expensive wines - all to charm the type of folks who helped him raise your taxes 145 times. too many in south jersey are struggling. but steve sweeney's
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looking out for himself, not for us. >> check this out. a woman's own parents turned her in to police after seeing surveillance video of her crime. watch as alexandra dusnip digs through a wallet police say isn't her. they say the rightful owner was lying on the ground having a seizure as she stole his credit cards inside a utah 7-eleven. police recently made the footage public and then her
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parents immediately called in with the tip. during her arrest she admitted it was her in the video but says she doesn't remember a thing because she was under the influence of xanax. >> nasa has dropped some fascinating news about the moon. scientists say new research suggests the moon was not always a dry airless rock. after studying old lunar samples nasa believes the moon was shrouded in an atmosphere thicker than mars with volcanoes glowing on the surface. researchers surmise it was made up of volcanic smoke that lasted about 70 million years. they say it's likely the source for some if not all of water detected on the moon. >> ♪ >> health check at 4 o'clock today, if you're one of the people who suffer from a fear of clowns experts say it could be because of the elusive nature of their appearance. psychologists in cleveland say because clowns wear makeup and conceal their identity they can create uncertainty. they say some people
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instinctually see uncertain as a threat. experts say once a person is scared by something as a child those early impressions often stick around into adulthood. >> i think what it is about clowns is you can't really identify what their intentions are or what they might do. they have this capacity to startle you. and so there's an uncertainty and particularly uncertainty about threat. >> see you're not alone. if you know someone who is afraid of clowns experts say it's best to not force them into clown exposure. >> ♪ >> big talkers now and there's a new type of insurance that's generating a lot of controversy, it is insurance for people who shoot someone. the nra launched this new program called carry guard. it offers coverage for civil and criminal costs that are associated with shootings described as acts of self-defense. but critics are calling it murder insurance. a new gun control group called guns down is urging the two
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insurance companies that back the policies to drop out saying all this does is foster more violence and give gun owners a false sense of security to shoot first and ask questions later. the woman you see here in the commercial is sabrina fulton. she's the mother of trayvon martin. you'll remember him as the unarmed teen who was shot and killed by george zimmerman. we're going shift gears here and take you back to the big board. to the left over there is a male model clearly. his name is aristotle, aris. to the right little nephew auggie. the delightful duo has become a viral internet sensation with instagram reacting with some oohs and ahs. the family hails from berwyn chester county. mom runs the account called baby and the body. she started it to gently mock her model brother by staging similar photo shoots with her super cute toddler. she says it's now become a
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kind of who wore it best and i mean, come on, little hard toasted here. so mom says this might be her favorite session, the one with the sunglasses that we showed you before so for anyone who asks, wow, how do you get a one and a half-year-old to nail every single shot? i mean, look, he's pretty on point here. the truth is, you don't. you know that if you have ever photographed a kid ever, there are a million funny outtakes before you actually get lucky enough to snag that one golden perfect picture. but uncle, nephew, they're nailing it. >> you took your time with that story, you lingered a little bit longer. >> i did. i just wanted to make sure you saw all the pictures, like took it all in. we'll show you more about this family with leg ties -- local ties >> let's get another check on the roads. matt pelman with an update. >> i think modeling abilities might run in the family there. good afternoon to you brian. not exactly a model commute that's for sure. we've had plenty of issues
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already on this friday afternoon including the suspension of a couple of the regional rail lines. the good news is they're running now. they are the warminster and lansdale doylestown lines but they're still running behind so expect up to half hour delays if you ride those lines and don't forget if you ride the 11 trolley, you're not on those trolleys as of last night, you're on buses now instead for a little while. it's all because of track work going on in darby. meanwhile had an overturned vehicle crash in bucks county, 95 southbound right in the work zone at 413. that just cleared out but there are still some residual delays there as well. speeds in the 20's as you come southbound from route one but at this point the speeds on one southbound are actually worse. so i would stick with 95, just expect it to be a little bit slow. camera time. elsewhere on 95 here in fishtown hope you're enjoying that new northbound pavement. you're moving slowly over it this afternoon as you so often do coming out of the city during the afternoon commute. otherwise on the big picture speeds are pretty much normal. normal being 11 miles per hour
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on the schuylkill expressway, yeah, it's a busy friday afternoon. in hunting park, hunting park avenue is still blocked between seventh and ninth. that's a crash that brought down a pole there so taking some time to clear. on the pennsylvania turnpike there's a crash eastbound approaching norristown in the normally busy spot blocking the left lane so just 14 miles per hour coming east of valley forge and a really nasty crash in hatfield this afternoon. in fact a medical chopper has been called to the scene. you want to avoid vine street at edgewood drive and a few problems in delaware including a new crash on 95 southbound at mlk. just 11 miles per hour. stay on 495 southbound through the first state. we'll check it again brian and alicia, coming up in the 5 o'clock hour. >> thank you my friend. see you then. how about a live look outside on this beautiful friday afternoon. >> yeah. >> giving us a view outside city hall and dillworth park today. meteorologist melissa magee standing by with the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast next. >> ♪
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>> ♪ >> picture perfect friday. >> more of this, please. >> oh, you're welcome and you're going to like it as we head into the weekend guys. temperatures staying well above average. we'll show you the picture outside as we walk over to the weather center. isn't that gorgeous. >> amazing. >> it's nice. sky6 live in hd looking at the commodore barry bridge. you can see we've got a nice blue sky overhead and really not a whole lot of cloud cover to talk about as high pressure stays anchored and controlled. as we head into our weekend today is comfortable. saturday warm with lots of sunshine, a temperature at 77. and nice on sunday. bit of a milky sky moving on through. otherwise a high temperature still above average coming in at 74 degrees. as we look at the temperatures across much of the area, you could see most spots are maxing out in the 70's. it's 74 in philadelphia right now, 74 for reading and allentown, up in the poconos 64 degrees.
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at the coast in cape may 69. dover coming in at 73. satellite6 along with action radar showing you we don't have any cloud cover to talk about as high pressure stays in control much of the delaware and lehigh valley so it's quiet, it is nice for the rest of tonight, especially if you're stepping out on the town. we've got a mostly clear sky, comfortable. we drop down to 42 in the suburbs and 52 degrees in philadelphia for the overnight low. and the wind are pretty light and variable. future tracker6 showing you the numbers as we head into our weekend. 10 o'clock tomorrow morning, we are easily in the upper 50's along the i-95 corridor and especially for areas to the north and west, 63 tomorrow morning in the poconos and 64 at the coast in wildwood. we'll go throughout the afternoon hours. temperatures still with ample sunshine. above average. 70 in the poconos, 74 in the city, 68 down in dover at the coast in toms river coming in at 74 degrees. so, we are tracking a bit of a pattern change. right now we've got that weakened warmth overhead. we've got return flow that
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moves through so a south to southwesterly wind. warm with numbers in the 70's. we're a good 10 degrees above average but we will be tracking this trough of low pressure and a pattern change next week so cooler air funneling to the south from canada and we're tracking this trough that will work its way into our region as we get into tuesday and that is going to bring some steady if not heavy rain as we get into early next week across portions of the eastern half of the u.s. and even here at home. here's the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast. sunny and warm tomorrow, a high temperature in at 77 so good looking start to our weekend. not as bright on sunday, still mild, a high temperature in at 74. its warm on monday with clouds and sun, high temperature in at 77. then monday night, it's all about the eagles and some monday night football. kickoff at the linc at 8:30 as they take on the redskins, partly cloudy. it's very mild. first quarter we've got a temperature of 69 and we drop down to 66 as we get into the fourth quarter. then the pattern switches as we get into tuesday, rain and gusty winds, high temperature in at 72 degrees.
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on wednesday, partly sunny and at 66 for a high. thursday cooler with limited sun and at 62 and 69 getting milder as we get into next friday. so, really a nice stretch on the way and good for football as we get into monday night, guys. >> perfect. >> uh-huh. >> winter so far. >> looking good. >> freebie friday is next and we're talking about free pizza for people who have a certain name. kids, it is not melissa, it is not brian. is it you? find out. >> ♪ that lasts even longer than 24 hours. i need to shave my a1c. ♪ tresiba® ready ♪ tresiba® works like my body's insulin. releases slow and steady. providing powerful a1c reduction. i'm always on call. an insulin that fits my schedule is key. ♪ tresiba® ready ♪ i can take tresiba® any time of day.
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nice to meet you sir. no different from everyone else. they just want a job. they want respect and they want dignity. steve called fairly frantic. you know, he had a premature baby and i think he had just been given the diagnosis that she had down syndrome. lauren brought out the best in me. she made me a different person. lauren's the spark that started the fire. the goal is keep places like this open so all people, regardless of disability, have an opportunity for employment. >> it's a freebie friday. as we head into halloween we have fun and free halloween tricks and treats up our sleeve. first tomorrow from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. michaels stores hosting a free glow in the dark slime event. you know they love their slime.
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now for the four legged friends dress your pet in their halloween best for an excuselusive photo op. halloween doggie day camp featuring tons of freebies and giveaways. tomorrow from noon until 2:00 the ninth annual apple festival at woodford mansion. live music children games and an apple desert. core power yoga offering a week of free yoga passes to their studio on walnut street in rittenhouse square. they have won a ton of local awards and best ofs so you can work out for a week for free there. and check it out, free pizza for anyone named joe. now through halloween joe's pizza brick oven in center city is celebrating 30 years in business this fall by giving anyone with the name
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joe a free slice of pizza. just remember to bring your i.d. male or female. some girls named joe, too. >> you got it. good stuff. i'll wait for my brian day some other time. alicia, thank you. at 4 o'clock today an adorable toddler who stole the show during a high school dance routine is now stealing hearts across the internet. meet ali malone the daughter of two high school teachers. that connection is precisely why the little spit fire was able to try her hand with the school's dance team. she not only follows along stomping it out with the older girls the tiny dancer adds some moves of her own shimmying and shaking with the best of them and at one point the team even let's ali get in formation with them. her mom says she feels blessed to work for a school that loves her as much as they do and you can watch this full adorable video on our web site >> this girl is going places. this viral video will be the one they show you in 10 years when she's a major star.
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she got the whole routine. >> beyoncé of the future. >> that will do it for "action news" at 4:00 for sharrie williams leash individual adam joseph melissa magee i'm brian taff. join me along with sharrie adam and ducis rodgers tonight and every night for a full hour of "action news" at 10:00 on phl17. >> "action news" at 5:00 is coming up next. >> see you tonight.
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>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program with jaime apody, meteorologist cecily tynan, rick williams and monica malpass. >> ♪ >> friday night, the big story on "action news" is developing news and the arrest of several family members in an illegal gambling ring. >> that's right. investigators say the family was running numbers creating illegal lottery games where people could bet small in hopes of winning big. it was the ones who pocketed the most money were the family who ran the scheme. >> "action news" reporter gray hall live outside the district attorney's office in center city with details. gray. >> reporter: monica, rick, we can tell you that police tell us that this illegal betting operation has been going on now for decades here in the city of philadelphia allegedly. that family made millions of dollars. we can tell you tonight all the suspects are out of jail on bail but police say that
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operation is now over. >> all the defendants have been arrested and if convicted each defendant could receive up to 65 years of incarceration. >> reporter: philadelphia district attorney kelley hodge says the takedown of one of the largest illegal street lottery organizations in philadelphia took 20 years. she says the operation was run by gary creigh sr. and eight others including creigh's daughter son and nephew. >> the illegal creigh organization was truly a family affair. one that generated millions of dollars from dozens of locations across the city of philadelphia. >> reporter: over the years authorities say the family generated enough wealth to live a lavish lifestyle. it paid for expensive homes. investigators say creigh employed dozens of people and operated in about 40 locations throughout the city typically in low income neighborhoods. the district attorney says players illegally betted on the numbers from pennsylvania's daily lottery


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