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day ingredients. those hitting the roads before the rush is a big advantage this thanksgiving eve. "action news" was along the atlantic city expressway and lots of people were getting their holiday started early today. >> travelers flying had an early start at philadelphia international airport "action news" spoke to folks as they lined up to get through security. >> what do you think about the long lines? >> they are awful. really long. >> my first travel alone. i don't mind the lines. i am not working i'm vacationing. so it's great. >> a spokeswoman for aaa says we are seeing the highest travel volume in 12 years partly because airfares are lower than years past. >> we have live team coverage tonight as we count down to thanksgiving tomorrow, "action news" reporter vernon odom has the latest on the last minute shoppers. matt pellman is standing by with conditions on the roads and first we head to immediate get,
cecily tynan live at the big board with the all important turkey day forecast. >> we are clearing out things nicely on this busy travel day right before thanksgiving, satellite and radar showing the system that moved through this morning that brought light rain to philadelphia. a half inch in atlantic city blossoms along the coast than rain is pushing up around northern new england behind it we have cool gusty winds blowing in. philadelphia reporting a peak wind gust 33 miles per hour the same in reading and nearly as strong in reading and atlantic city 38 and wilmington 36 miles per hour. and we dried out but the gusty winds along with high volume are causing some ground delays in newark. we have delays 51 minutes, that is the only airport reporting delays and boston lingering rain no delays. and buffalo cold but no delays, and washington and pittsburgh looking good and down to the south, atlanta and out to dallas and denver colorado this is looking nice. this is what we want for a big
travel day. we want quiet weather but it's cooler off if you step outside you need the winter coat. 41 the windchill but if you look to the northwest. buffalo feels like 19 and pittsburgh 24. the 6 abc dunkin donuts thanksgiving day parade it's going to be a cold one lots of sunshine and at 8:00, 34 degrees and by 10:00, 38 and noon only 42 feeling cooler with the winds outs of the west 5 to 10 miles per hour. the the balloons should be a go. we'll talk about that in the full accuweather forecast. >> lets switch live to matt pellman in the "action news" traffic center. >> well, crowds are the name of the game this evening, at the grocery stores and on the roadways as i step aside this is 95 near bridesburg and an awful lot of headlights and taillights, slow moving at the betsy ross bridge and travel time a couple of minutes worse.
and a few issues on i-95 and they are all gone and this time just volume. and issues on the southbound boulevard to the westbound schuylkill a stuck truck where the ramp is narrowed and working on that. the truck is gone now and the southbound doesn't look bad and the northbound is backing up as it often does heading to broad street and there is a medical emergency on the southbound side of lady of ransom and several issues on the pennsylvania turnpike eastbound. and a couple of gets are gone and now a broken down vehicle eastbound by valley forge and norristown. that busy stretch taking out the left lane. so extra slow coming east of king of prussia this afternoon. big problems near vineland. 55 southbound blocked off for an accident investigation not getting through south of 40 h d harding highway.
delsy drive. if you head to the shore don't do so 55 southbound? >> head for the ac expressway and the garden state parkway. no issues there except for heavy volume. a crash in voorhees that just cleared at the chipotle. and crash in newark, delaware that cleared by the bp station at route 2 capital trail. and you can see 95 in delaware is plenty busy the whole way from newark into the city of wilmington. we'll check it again coming up in the next half hour. >> all right matt thank you. >> we are just hour as way from another proud thanksgiving day tradition here in philadelphia. the 6 abc dunkin donuts thanksgiving day parade now in its 98th year. our drone 6 was over eakins oval after the grand finale on the art museum steps, hours of practice and planning went into the numbers you will see tomorrow. and as always watch the 6 abc
dunkin donuts thanksgiving day parade with us. cecily tynan will lead the holiday tradition and our live coverage kicks off right now lets turn it over to vernon odom live at the acme in bryn mawr. >> people waited until today to get the items for the thanksgiving day dinners. how are you out there? >> reporter: good evening monica and rick. in is always a run on supermarkets it's crowded here at this acme in bryn mawr at this hour. always this way on thanksgiving eve and mark it on your calendar and tonight frankly is no different. >> the general mood is great at supermarkets we visited today as last minute food shoppers gathered up the ingredients for the traditional dinners for family and friends and here we are in the suburbs. >> this is my third time. >> today? >> since saturday.
>> big day planned. >> the first time i'm cooking thanksgiving dinner. >> ever? >> ever. >> how many people are coming? >> 10. >> the atmosphere we found was intense. to make sure they had the goodies to stuff themselves and give thanks for the blessings. >> it's usual macaroni and cheese. >> vegetables. >> and collard greens, the typical things, turkey. chicken. roast beef. and the sides. >> for how many people frmg i have a large family maybe 0 people. >> no kidding? >> yes. >> this is all of your last minute stuff. >> back in the burbs a grandmother born in italy plans an american thanksgiving dinner. >> how many coming? >> four boys grandchildren and my daughter-in-law and her parents. >> and you are cooking the
dinner? >> yes. >> what are you serving? >> turkey, soup. and the wedding soup. >> i asked her about lasagne she said no way tomorrow we are going the turkey route. >> thank you vernon the lasagne is friday. the good folks at three ministries made sure that people did not go hungry this thanksgiving, 150 families were fed with the food here at the center city location. they did it at their west philadelphia outreach center as well. >> a lot of people have a hard decision, do i actually have a thanksgiving meal or do i pay my rent. and do we help these people in desperate need. >> 23% of people live at or below the poverty line and the
events are popular during the holidays. and bring us with you. as you head out for your holiday. get real time traffic conditions, and weather updates and storm tracker 6 or more on your phone or tablet. the app say free download. a young couple is charged with murder after the discovery of a man's body at a shopping center. chad pradelli is live at the scene on the 400 block of ridge pike on more on the reported motive tonight. >> reporter: rick, the montgomery county district attorney's office says they planned to rob their drug dealer and it went bad and now they are charged with murder. the montgomery county district attorney's office say that austin park inson and lana laird are the two people seen in the video earlier this week and you saw two people running and a victim crashing at the bottom of
the scene. that they got into the buick sedan and announced a robbery and a struggle ensued and they began to stab their drug dealer and made off with $800 in heroin. and tj found the wrecked vehicle and called police. >> i noticed someone in the front seat of the car kind of leaned over and the windows were tinted over and got a closer look and the guy was bloody. >> surveillance video helped detectives identify a vehicle in which the couple fled and laird suffering a hand injury and went to einstein medical center to be treated and the two were taken in for questioning and parkinson admitted to killing him in a rage. and others in this suburban shopping center were waiting for an arrest. >> interesting it happened in the area and disturbing. but the frequency with which it happens i like to believe is
pretty low. >> reporter: so for 8$800 in stolen heroin this couple could face life behind bars. chad pradelli, channel 6 "action news." people in roxborough in safer thanks to the philadelphia fire department. they went door-to-door installing smoke detectors in homes that did not have them. ladder 30 did the work. and the american red cross came along to hand out home fire safety checklists to residents. more ahead on "action news" tonight. a lot of people look forward to thanksgiving as a time to overindulge on all of their favorite foods, but food addictions it could be an especially difficult time. ali gorman has more on local efforts to give support. >> we'll show you how the four-legged friends are enjoying the holiday.
turnpike a lot of folks trying to head home. it will take a while because traffic is a parking lot on this thanksgiving eve night. health check now officials in delaware are confirming two children in that state have the flu virus. this is the first two cases of the virus in children so far. ali gorman joins us with details on that and what you need to know. >> both cases in delaware are in kids under 4 years old. young kids are more likely to have complications from the flu and more likely to spread the virus. according to the cdc activity is starting to pick up in the west in the south and then the number of cases is also creeping up in pennsylvania. the flu comes on suddenly with a fever, cough and sore throat and headache and runny nose, if you expect you have the flu, anti-viral medication can help if taken within the first 48 hours.
this is especially important for people at high risk for complications. it's not too late to get a flu shot it can help prevent you from getting sick and even lessen it's severity of your symptoms and for most people thanksgiving is a happy comfortable holiday and okay to indulge a bit on the food. but for some people tomorrow can actually be a tough day. especially for anyone that has a food addiction or suffers from overeating or bulimia. so the food addicts and anonymous has extra support. annabel a supporter talks about her struggle. >> my particular food addition was mostly flour and sugar products, i would eat anything but really in massive quantities, it was not unknown to have a binge of 10,000
calories. i could not stop. food addiction was destroying my life and this program just put me back on track. >> she and others will be supporting each other at a meeting tomorrow. if you would like to join it's from 9:00 until 1:30 in the morning at trinity lutheran in havertown. and if this is something you struggle with they have link at 6abc.com. website we thank you. some four-legged friends are getting a thanksgiving feast too. homeless dogs in media were treated to special feasts today and these are the dogs that will not be adopted by tonight and the ones that got the restaurant quality cuisine no fillers and no preservetives. they donated enough for all the pooches and thrilled to get it. i work overtime when i can get it.
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time for a check of the accuweather forecast. >> cecily tynan is here with the turkey day details. if you come down to the parade, which we hope you do. heavy coat. >> yes, only 15 hours from the kickoff to the parade. the parade forecast is looking really nice. it's been on the windy side today and you don't want winds for the parade because that grounds the balloons but the 6 abc dunkin donuts thanksgiving day parade, the winds will generally be light about 5 to 10 miles per hour. loads of sunshine and you can see the temperatures, if you head down to the parade route. you really do want to dress in layers and dress for winter. 8:00, 34 degrees, 9:00, 36 and by noon when the parade wraps up on the cool side only 42 degrees and feeling cooler when you
factor in the breeze. right now speaking of a breeze. we have got pretty impressive wind gusts, wind gusts anywhere from 17 miles per hour in allentown and 30 miles in cape may. and you see the streamlines, the arrows, that is the direction of the wind out of the northwest that is after the cold front moved through earlier today. the high we hit that at noon. 57 degrees and the windchill make its feel like 41 in philadelphia. feels like the 30s in the north and west suburbs and the poconos for thanksgiving the current windchill is 19 degrees, satellite 6 along with action radar showing the cold front brought us the quick hit of rain and that left the region, we still have a few lingering clouds and they are beginning to break up and continuing to do so overnight as the high pressure builds in and 30 is the low and 26 in millville and 24 in allentown and 27 in trenton and the same in wilmington and reading 25. it will be brisk and it will be
cold and thanksgiving day tomorrow. blue skies and sunshine and mostly sunny and temperatures running 17 degrees below average and by noon 42 and 3:00, 46 degrees, bundle up a nice afternoon to work off the turkey stuffing and pumpkin pie. i like the pumpkin pie that is my favorite. it's dry tomorrow and lots of sunshine for your thanksgiving day parade and all of your activities, if you travel at all it's looking good and the high only 46 degrees and on friday the high pressure scoots to the east and that shifts the winds more out of the west-southwest. bringing us milder air with a high of 54 degrees with the shoppers looking pretty nice and saturday ahead of the cold front. we bump it up to 58 degrees. that front moves through and brings us a shower or sprinkle and behind the front back to the cold gusty winds. the high of 48 degrees. we could have wind gusts 30 to 35 miles per hour.
and that could have an impact on the kicking game at the linc and plenty of sunshine with the process of rebounding 50 degrees. and i'll talk about the seven-day forecast but in the meantime we want to head down to the art museum steps, that is where adam is with a few of your closest friends. >> just a few. several years in a row i am a part of this. this is the way to kick off the holiday season. of the course they stopped the music when you go live. i hear the drums they go again. i'll tell you we'll be lighting this tree at 5:50 p.m. a 54 foot tree and we'll do the count don't live on the air and great dances here. do a dance twist like this? you got the hands and everything. this little girl, it's the light of the cameras, you can dance with me. the seven-day forecast and the
live tree lighting and how much hot chocolate have you had? they are giving out cookies here. she is in a cookie coma. let me see you dance? >> there she goes. i lightning that twist. nice. lots of cookies. >> my favorite move. much more ahead on "action news" at 5:30. we'll check the holiday travel situation around the nation. and also philadelphia rapper meek mill is behind bars but his thanksgiving turkey project continued today regardless. >> and philadelphia mayor, jim kenney fights a controversial white house order.
are staying here to catch philadelphia's 98th annual 6 abc dunkin donuts thanksgiving day parade. the oldest continuous parade in the nation. and they say a fraternity was to blame for the hazing death of a pledge and for trying to cover it up. now the details, americans are on the move for the long thanksgiving holiday weekend. the exodus started at the airport coast-to-coast passengers being dropped off for early flights. and trains were busy too. amtrak is expected to carry $750,000 travelers. and aaa says that 50 million americans are hitting the road for the holiday. elizabeth herr is live now at newark airport. >> reporter: yes, good afternoon. or good evening to you rick. as far as the lights are concerned we see a steady stream
of passengers coming and going and the lines here have not been too terrible. that said they are prepared and it's all hands on deck and that is the case all across the country. from new york to philadelphia, d.c. chicago and los angeles. travelers on the move pack the airports bright and early trying to beat the thanksgiving rush. you see avoiding long lines they expect 3% more flyers, that is more than 28 million passengers compared to last year. >> it was either drive in awful traffic or pay for a really expensive plane ticket. so i chose the lesser of two evils. >> that is right driving this holiday weekend could really test your patience with a record 45.5 million drivers expected to hit the road the most since 2005. and if you are thinking taking
the train is the way to go. amtrak says that the earlier train the better. but they are warning this sunday could get really ugly. last year it was their single busiest travel day of the year. bottom line whatever your mode of transportation you have plenty of company. stressful? yes, so some airports can offer new and adorable option to get you through this madness. >> you may feel the signs from the puppies in the terminals go ahead and pet it and help your travels along. >> there you have it. puppies or no puppy, airport orlandos say prepare for the long line. you know the drill give yourself a lot of extra time. from where we are two hours for domestic flights and three hours for international. channel 6 "action news." >> we see holiday travelers are
encountering on the road. >> we need a lot of puppies this evening. and we are thankful that the weather is cooperating this evening. and thankful that this drive is over. it's getting better. on the schuylkill expressway busy in both directions. by the conshohocken curve and things improve on the vine street and the schuylkill and volume lessening a bit. up top the ben franklin parkway open at this point but eakins oval closes again in under a half hour as we get ready for the big 6 abc dunkin donuts thanksgiving day parade. more closures then take effect overnight and jfk boulevard is blocked as they get the balloons ready between 20th street and 30th street. and broomall a broken down truck taking out the center lane and the disabled vehicle on the eastbound side from valley forge and norristown is gone and still slow in the stretch. 55 southbound in vineland the crash is on the shoulder and speeds are improving and mass
transit a few delays and extra service on the patco high speed line. and mass transit is a great way to go because the roads are dangerous on the roads on this thanksgiving eve. >> thank you. the stage is set on the ben franklin parkway of course, ahead of the 6 abc dunkin donuts thanksgiving day parade xs chopper 6 hd flew over the art museum this morning where the steps are painted in festive colors and dancers are perform in fronts of thousands of spectators in the oldest thanksgiving day parade in the country. it kicks off at 8:30 and rick and cecily are the host and catch the event from the comfort of your home here on 6 abc. exciting. and the parade of course tomorrow but a big event tonight at the philadelphia museum of art a prelude to the parade. adam joseph is live with a check of the parade forecast and a tree lighting going on. >> yes, speaking of thousands of
people on the parkway we have this here on the steps of the art museum. take a look at them here waiting for the live tree lighting 5:50 this evening we'll count down on the air and need your help at home as well and we have live music. look at the forecast for the parade that happens down the parkway at the base of the steps. that is where the performances will be lots of sunshine and light northwest wind 5 to 10 miles per hour. no problems with the balloons. air temperatures in the 30s for the first couple of hours and going to near 40 or so once we hit the noon time hour. and with us now an important man the director and ceo at the museum of art. great to see you again. >> thanks for being here. >> i love your sweaters. you have to show it off. does this one light up? >> i'll wait until i light the tree. >> this is a big kickoff to the art museum for the holiday season. >> we are doing holidays at the
museum for the last five years and each year it's bigger and come down and see what is going on down here. >> a month long list of events go to our website that will go to your website with a whole list. >> you ready to count down? >> i am. >> a lot of pressure to light the switch. and we'll get a sweater. >> a preview of that. thank you. in other news widener university students prepared thanksgiving meals for residents in chester today. and gave time to prepare and serve the food at the salvation army. and this is an annual tradition for the management students for the last ten years now. this is so much more for serving a meal and an experience that helps to transform the students. >> and less fortunate families got a helping hand here at philadelphia's point breeze neighborhood. unity in the community teamed with dream chasers to distribute
turkeys in need in four different neighborhoods an hourly event and artist meek mill who is currently jailed. hundreds of people benefitted from the rapper and label's generosity. a jury in new york decided that a fraternity is responsible for the hazing death of a pledge there. they convicted him in the death of michael ding. he is a student in new york city. died during hazing at a home near long pond in 2013. the prosecutors say that the verdict sends a message to all greek organizations. and a life saving program is making an appeal for desperately needed donations and volunteers. tom martin is a volunteer with new casting senior role call life line. the program makes daily calls to senior to check on them. and we put a link on our website
at 6abc.com. and still to come on "action news" tonight we can now see a desperate race that a north korean soldier made to defect to the south. what doctors found when he was rescued. and the eagles continue their work for sunday's game against the bears. and adam joseph will be back with the forecast for the holiday.
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absolutely. ask your doctor about jardiance. and get to the heart of what matters. philadelphia immigrants are concerned about their future in the city and in the u.s. jim kenney unite here they all spoke at city hall today and the group is working to push the trump administration to reconsider the decision to end the temporary status for immigrants particularly those from haiti. >> there is no reason that the president and the department of homeland security should send 60,000 people back to haiti. that is not ready to receive not one person. >> and he went on to say that they are still recovering from the earthquake that hit in 2010 and left 100,000 people dead and
were recently hit by two other hurricanes. dramatic video shows a northern korean soldiers desperate scramble to defend scrambling toward the dmz and they opened fire on their own fellow soldier. the defector manages to get across the border and hit four times. and south korean soldiers dragged him to safety and soldiers said that he was riddle with parasites from contaminated food. and ducis is here talking about the eagles and it bears repeating they don't want to take chicago for granted. >> you knew he would go there. >> i wrote that myself. >> we can tell. >> i'll tell you on the break. it rhymes with think. >> wait a minute -- >> this is the definition of a trap game they host the 3-7
bears and the one week at a time mentality they should be well prepared for the game. has the bes 9-1 record. >> we are fortunate about the guys and character and it's it's culture and starts with coach peterson and creating t atmosph unselfish play and it helps when you are winning and guys are having fun doing it. it goes back to o tx a's and training camp. i get sided when other guys score. >> no word if keith elliot will kick. they indicate that he is progressing. and villanova is in the bahamas, this is no vacation. the fifth ranked cats are taking part in the tournament.
and opening against western kentucky. darrian thompson's three ball the cats are down 6 and good ball movement here and bridges down low and nova goes up by three and scores 17 points and bruhnson leads all. and villanova wins 66-58 to improve to 4-0 on the season. and the sixers home stand continues again portland and they would be three of their last four. and their backcourt is averaging 47 points per game. this will be a challenge. >> the the guys are lucid and they are one of the top two guard combos in the league. to contain them it's not going to be easy on us. >> two of the best scorers in the league and both just incredible shot makers and they
supply a lot of their offense both in how they score and how they set things up for other guys. >> to college football temple has one game remaining and it's a big one. they visit tulsa. >>ou nhis win to become bowl eligible. the magnitude of the game you can't ignore it. >> we are working on tulsa, and ignoring it. all the managers doing our process and having great weeks of practice and film study and knowing the opponent and the game plan and executing a physical tough fashion. that is our brand of football. >> catch coach collins and jaime on saturday airing on the 9:half hour of "action news." >> thank you. robbinsville, new jersey, is taking care of a public mistake.
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in horsham fun and games from the hmmry school today they joined teachers in a turkey bowl football game at the football stadium. to be allowed to play the students had to participate in a reading challenge and reach their goals. >> nice. adam joseph is live at the art museum for a big holiday happening tonight. speaking of fun let hear all about it. >> we are ready to light this tree here now. we have timothy hub on the stage right now and the philadelphia girls choir surrounded and him and will start to sing one the tree lights up here. and as he addresses the crowd. i want to talk about the tree. 54 feet tall and 7,000 pounds and came from the allegheny mountains about 300 miles from here. the star at the top is six feet
in diameter and in total more than 10,000 led lights on that tree right there. and i'm telling you, this is really a phenomenal event i am a part of year after year, and take a look at the crowd there behind us who is just hundreds if not thousands of people here. you can wave and say hello live on tv and ready to do the countdown here and i want you at home to also help me count this down i'll start the weather here and i don't know if we can start and come out of it. windchills are a bit on the chilly side. >> are you ready? he is lighting it now. we ready? don't flip the switch until we countdown. >> 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2,
1! >> there it is! beautiful tree over 10,000 led lights there. absolutely beautiful the backdrop of the city behind it. this will be here tomorrow. during the 6 abc dunkin donuts thanksgiving day parade. lets go back to chills, 35 trenton and 41 in physical right now and 40 as you head towards the atlantic city airport. satellite 6 along with action radar and the early rain that moved away in new england. and in fact. brisk and cold. 24 in the suburbs and 30 degrees in center city. and the parade forecast to go hour by hour. 34 degrees at 8:00 in the morning and 9:00, 36. and 38 at 10:00. and 11:00 a.m. temperatures of 48 degrees and rounding it off at noon at 42. as we go to friday for the actual shoppers forecast. high pressure is off virginia and a much warmer day
temperatures go can back into the 50s with the sunshine so really beautiful way to end the week. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast dry and chilly and 46 degrees for tomorrow and sunny and milder. and 56 degrees and saturday breezy and milder and temperatures up to 58 degrees and then a big drop the second half of the weekend. blustery and chill i for the eagles and 48. but the second half of the weekend cold snap will not last all that long and we go back to the 50s and upper 50s to near 60 by the time we get into tuesday and wednesday of next week. so kind of up's and down's. the philadelphia girls choir they have angelic voices and you see the band behind them. a lot of energy here to kick off the holiday season here in philadelphia. and even the little ones, you dancing? >> lets see you dance. i love it. guys, we'll see you tomorrow at
brandywine valley spca want people to add a new family member this holiday weekend and adding free adoptions in pennsylvania and delaware through sunday. the called home for the paw-days. it's a nationwide program organized by the north shore animal league. very nice. right now jim gardner is standing by with these stories. people have hit the roads be taken to the air to get to friends and family's homes. theest on the holiday rush. >> and people rush in for the latest items for the thanksgiving meal. coming up next at 6:00.
or by air things can become just a little hectic and it becomes worth it when surrounded by family and friends. welcome to thank giving eve 2017. wednesday night and the big story tonight is thanksgiving eve in the tri-state area. we have quite a group to help us tell the tale of the big get away. cecily tynan has the forecast and walter perez is live at the airport and vernon odom is reporting from the main line supermarket and dann cuellar is staked out in front of the art museum. cecily what is the latest from accuweather. >> we are clearing out nicely we had the quick hit of rain from a cold front a .10 inch in philadelphia and half inch in atlantic city. you can see satellite and radar the rain is out of here and even the clouds are breaking up and we have gusty winds behind that front. the winds of change pulling in cooler air and philadelphia reading, trenton and winds around 33 and 32 miles per hour.
atlantic city winds are howling up to 38 miles per hour, wilmington 36 and the gusty winds are causing some problems at one rport. if you look at the travel delays, you see it's quiet even in boston where they have lingering rain and no delays and philadelphia is fine. and washington, d.c. the combination of the delays, close to an hour. if you head down to the south orlando and atlanta, looking good and minneapolis find out west to denver no delays and dallas no delays.is the evening a big holiday. pretty quiet weather. if you step out you want to bundle up. we reached a high of 57 degrees athe noon and the windchill now has dropped down to 39 degrees and it will be very cold overnight and also for the thanksgiving day parade blue skies and sunshine but if you head to the 6 abc dunkin donuts thanksgiving day parade along the route bundle up. dress for