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i just don't know." those the words of a frustrated veteran philadelphia detective today as yet another case of careless tragedy plays itself out, this time here in southwest philadelphia. >> own a gun you got a lot of responsibility. much more responsibility when there's a kid in the house. >> reporter: a three-year-old girl shot herself in the right thigh with her father's licensed gun. terrance williams had rushed out to work at midday asking his mother barbara mcgill to secure the weapon. police say the grandmother put it in the a holster in the closet but without a safety lock. soon the girl got her hands on the gun and shot herself. from there police say, mcgill did not tell first responders why the child was bleeding or that there was a gun in the house. for that mcgill has been charged with recklessly endangering the welfare of a child and evidence tampering. >> by hiding things, hiding weapons not telling us the truth all you're doing is delaying the process and it
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could cause further injury to your loved one. >> reporter: last night police say, the d.a. recommended lodging charges against terrance williams but this afternoon the d.a.'s office dropped charges against the girl's father. the child remains in children's hospital listed in stable condition. doctors hoping they can save her leg. grandmother mcgill has just made bail. police say this is the third shooting of this type in two months. last one was november 9th when a three-year-old boy ibn-kareem lawson shot himself to death. several adults continue to deny any knowledge of how the stolen gun got there. no charges filed so far. ironically police in the 26th district at 615 east girard are passing out free gun locks today. >> the city gives that gun lock to the sheriff's office, the police department and you need to utilize that. >> reporter: again, the grandmother barbara mcgill aged 64 facing multiple charges tonight but out on
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bail. her son is off the hook. the three-year-old child shot yesterday here in southwest philadelphia remains hospitalized tonight in stable condition facing surgery possible to try to save her leg. in southwest philadelphia, i'm vernon odom channel6 "action news." >> vernon thank you. authorities in upper darby delaware county are looking for the person who attacked and robbed a 75-year-old man who was out for a walk. happened sunday afternoon along the unit block of glendale road. detectives say the attackers knocked the victim to the ground went through his pockets and took what they could. we'll hear from police about leads they have in this case coming up tonight at 6 o'clock. >> a man and woman were killed in a head-on collision in cumberland county new jersey last night. it happened about 10 o'clock on route 47 in maurice river township. police have not yet identified the victims or commented on what led up to it. officers in west whiteland township are asking for your help identifying two people who went on a vandalism spree early black friday morning. now, look carefully. these surveillance pictures were taken at 1:30 a.m. along
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small wood court. the suspect allegedly hit several cars. it's not clear how much damage was done. but if you know anything about this crime, west whiteland authorities would like to hear from you. a tractor-trailer went off the road and landed on its side on a guardrail in south jersey. chopper6 hd over the scene at 3:30 this afternoon in the northbound lanes of route 55 in franklin township, gloucester county. we're told the driver of the big rig was not hurt. officials on the scene say they believe a tire blew out on the truck causing the driver to loss control. >> democratic senator al franken is talking publically for the first time about the sexually inappropriate behavior that's recently come to light involving him and a few other women. speaking outside his office in washington, d.c. today, franken says he knows that many people count on him to be a champion for women. he says he's ashamed of his actions and that he's going to learn from his mistakes. >> i've been trying to take responsibility by apologizing
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and by apologizing to the people i've letdown. and i'm going to work to regain their trust. i am going to be accountable. >> senator franken dismissed talk from resigning from the senate. he says he'll cooperate with any ethics committee investigation. >> americans are expected to shatter records on this cyber monday. "action news" inside the amazon fulfillment center in robbinsville mercer county today where there were literally tons of gifts ready to be shipped already all over the world. many of you have probably seen some deals online from home or work but if you have yet to log on here's our nydia han with your cyber monday guidebook. >> reporter: if you're in the buying something today, you are in the minority. 56 percent of americans say they'll shop on cyber monday. that's up from 39 percent last year. and take a look at these numbers on black friday $5 billion spent. today we're expected to spend $6.6 billion. retail experts say this is the best day of the year for deals
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on shoes, makeup and laptops and here's a look at some of the biggest discounts. if you're looking for laptop check out the microsoft surface pro core at $629 at best buy. you're saving $370. how about a little home help? get the google home mini for $29 at wal-mart. that's already $20 off plus you'll earn $25 off your next wal-mart order through google express. if you're into kitchen gadgets, the wildly popular instant pot duo plus is $45 off. just $74.95 on this cyber monday on amazon. here's what big retailers are offering. air soles an extra 40 percent off everything. old navy the gap and banana republic giving you 50 percent off. chairs half off. kohl's offering deals you can stack and an extra 20 percent off plus $10 off when you spend $50 or more. dell is advertising the lowest prices ever with hourly door busters until 8:00 p.m.
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target is offering an extra 15 percent off today on top of its cyber monday deals. toys r us is offering 15 percent off your entire online purchase as well. plus, get a five dollars e gift card with your online purchase of $29 or more with free store pickup. and pretty much every retailer is offering free shipping today. also check out travel and hotel sites, they're offering some impressive discounts as well. i'm nydia han, channel6 "action news". >> world news tonight with david muir will have much more on senator al franken's statements as well as cyber monday. you can watch that following "action news" at 6:00ly. >> all right, time now for a check of our "action news" traffic report monday night. >> let's take it live to matt pelman in the "action news" traffic center. >> traffic troubles might be easier to find than those cyber monday bargains on line. a bunch of traffic issues including this flipped over truck that you told us about a few minutes ago in franklin township gloucester county. chopper6 was overhead and got this picture of the truck leaning up against the guardrail. and the situation remains the
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same at this hour, right lane and shoulder are blocked. traffic's only getting by in the left lane along 55 northbound just north of 40 harding highway. so that's why that one lane being blocked you're seeing those speeds in the teens. it is a really slow go now coming northbound through franklin township. might want to use 47 delsea drive as an alternate. elsewhere in south jersey there's a new crash also blocking a right lane on 295 northbound side near 168 the black horse pike. single digit speeds there as you come past the 42 freeway, and head northbound up toward woodcrest station. in mount laurel still have fellowship road blocked because of fire department activity. 38 or church street can get you around that and it's camera time along the schuylkill expressway here by belmont. had slowing westbound just a minute ago ago but at the moment doesn't look too bad. it's the eastbound travel time if you're headed into the sixers game in south philadelphia this evening. warwick township bucks county crash and downed wires blocking almshouse road near neshaminy valley golf club.
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bristol road can get you around that. watching the crash in spring city along 724 bridge street by the sunoco and cvs with typical slowing in the westbound lanes of 422. we'll check it again rick and monica in the next half hour. >> see you that then still ahead on "action news" tonight a heartbreaking decision that many college students have to make but refuse to talk about, paying for school or for food and one local institution is making sure its young men and women do not have to make that choice. health reporter and registered nurse ali gorman with the story. >> also you can call her our very own american princess. meghan markle, there she is, is talking about her engagement some prince harry tonight. you'll hear from the couple about the romantic moment when she said yes, cecily. >> it certainly was a mild final monday of november, our high 54, that's 2 degrees above normal but temperatures really soar. by the middle of the week i'll let you know just how high temperatures will climb in the accuweather forecast when "action news" returns. >> ♪ i no longer live with
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tonight with more on eagles fever. have you caught it, walter? >> reporter: we're getting there, rick, i'm telling you. i don't want to get too excited too early but the way things have gone the past double years we're hedging our bets at this point but hoping for the best. the fans we spoke with today were pretty funny. many said the birds success kind of crept up on them. they knew the birds were going to be good just not this good. >> it goes without saying that eagles nation is beyond excited over how the season is shaping out. the fans we spoke with say the best part is that they were keeping their expectations nice and low during the preseason. >> i thought honestly we would be wild card not going to lie but three and o, i thought we had hope, playoffs, not 10 and one. >> i thought it was going to be dreadful so i didn't bother watching it until just recently. >> actually i'm always afraid to watch because i'm always thinking that they're going to lose so now i'm like yeah, eagles! >> reporter: and that is the transition many of us are now making.
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the 2017 eagles are doing more than just winning. they're playing as a unit, they're having fun and quite frankly they are dominating. >> i don't want to jinx us but you know, i think this is our year. everybody's playing healthy, everybody is playing good, you know, i think this is our year. >> i've been a philadelphian and i'm 58 years old and i watched flyers sixers philadelphia phillies win the championship. i'm waiting on the eagles. >> reporter: you feeling good. >> i am. >> reporter: now, a few challenges coming up the seahawks this coming sunday and the rams when carson wentz faces off against jared goss. the 2016 goss went first, wentz second. reporting live from the linc walter perez channel6 "action news." rick. >> good stuff walter. we want to show you photos and videos committed by birds fans all day today and you can show us your team spirit by doing the same. use the #6abcaction on social
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media. i think that was me right there doing the electric slide. >> oh, really. >> with a turkey wing in my hand. >> health check tonight. more and more colleges are actually recognizing they are not immune from the issue of hunger in fact a national report last year says hunger is driving some students to have to choose between going to class and paying for food. >> health reporter and registered nurse ali gorman is here with details about a local program that's helping students with this dilemma. ali. >> reporter: it's happening at the community college of philadelphia. the goal is to end hunger there so that students can concentrate more on their education. twice a week a small assembly line forms creating snack packs that the community college -- at the community college of philadelphia. they build them to tide over hungry students in there's nothing like a student that your stomach is growling. >> reporter: a student survey two years ago shows at any given time about 100ccp
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students aren't sure where their next meal is coming from. others lack secure homes. one straight a student was sleeping on the streets. with the help of food donations, the student government association created the snack rack at 10 locations around campus. the need at community college may be greater than other schools because students are older and often trying to study and raise families only with part-time jobs. >> we know if they're hungry again then that means their children are hungry, their spouses are hungry their partners, et cetera. >> reporter: so the program expanded. student leaders asked for more donations and also opened a food pantry. >> now we want things like spaghetti and spaghetti sauce and, you know, mashed potatoes things are nonperishable canned goods. thanks to a $5,000 grant the pan three is, pantry is that expanding getting refrigeration for fruits and vegetables providing more healthy choices. >> we're trying to help our students be as healthy
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mentally physically and emotionally as they possibly can. >> reporter: they say as they and expand the program they're hoping to educate students about the benefits of eating healthy and the months tiff -- positive impact it can have overall. information about donations on 6abc rick and monica. >> great idea. graphic christmas decorations fill the white house. first lady melania trump unveiled the wreaths and garland. she personally selected every detail. 150 volunteers spent some 1600 hours completing this festive transformation over the thanksgiving weekend. there are white branches, snow covered trees at the front like these and even a trump coat of arms decoration. 12,000 decorations in all and 18,000 feet of lights piece de resistance is the gingerbread replica of the white house. how about that? beautiful. >> looks delicious.
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>> ♪ >> the mural arts program in philadelphia was just awarded a grant to continue its efforts to ignite change in our city's prison population. the $200,000 art for justice
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grant from the ford foundation will go to the mural arts rest store tiff justice program. it guild is an arts based learning environment where individuals on work release and probation can build practical skills reconnecting with neighborhoods and even earning a wage. mayor jim kenney was at today's announcement he says it's programs like this one that have helped reach the city's goal of reducing the prison population by 33 percent over the next three years. >> britain's prince harry is officially off the market after he proposed to american actress meghan markle. the big announcement came this morning from harry's father prince charles here and later in the day the newly engaged couple sat down to tell their love story for the first time publically. they got engaged one night while cooking dinner together at kensington palace. the prince and meghan were set up on a blind date by a friend. >> i never heard of meghan before and i was beautifully surprised when i walked into
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that room and saw her and there she was sitting there, i was like i have to up my game. >> it was so sweet and natural and very romantic. he got on one knee. >> how about that? as for the ring it has one stone from botswana where the couple spent time together in the beginning of their relationship and the other two stones from the late princess diana's personal collection. the couple is set to marry next spring.
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>> ♪ >> time now for the accuweather forecast with meteorologist cecily tynan here on a monday night. final monday of november. >> yes. >> boy, the week is looking nice. >> yeah, gorgeous weather today. temperatures slightly above normal and we warm up as we head through the middle of the week. "action news" weather center, a little bit of a reminder for you that yes, it is the holiday season. live sky6 taking a look at city hall and the philadelphia official christmas tree at dillworth park and, yes, we have now only 28 days before christmas. so, today a lot of people shopping cyber monday and actually it's a pretty nice evening to go shopping, really do anything outdoors. temperatures on the mild side. philadelphia 53, allentown 48, cape may 51 and reading currently 48 degrees. if you look at the month overall, kind of had some ups and downs this november. today was our tenth day this
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month with our afternoon high above average. temperatures trending just a little bit -- 1 degree -- close to 1 degree below average the next three days will be very warm so the month overall likely will go down about average. satellite and radar showing nothing average about today's weather. high pressure right over us, loads of sunshine, only a few fair weather clouds popping up. so tonight will be clear. it will be seasonably cool 37 degrees in philadelphia, cape may 35, trenton 31, allentown 30 and wilmington 33 degrees. planning out your day tomorrow, grab the sunglasses. and you really don't need a thick coat. it will be cool in the morning, 36 degrees. but by 11 o'clock, already at 50 degrees, temperatures up to about 57 degrees by 3 o'clock and with high pressure in control plenty of sunshine. future tracker showing as we head towards wednesday afternoon ahead of a weak cold front temperatures will really surge. by 1 o'clock washington, d.c. 60, richmond 64, philadelphia knocking at the door of 60. we should manage to make it up
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into the low 60's with a good amount of sunshine. so, the five day at 5:00 showing tomorrow it will be sunny, it will be mild, temperatures a little bit warmer than today, up to 59 degrees. the average high for this time of the year is about 52. wednesday it's even warmer. 62 degrees with lots of sunshine with those winds out of the southwest ahead of a cold front. that front flips through dry wednesday night. behind it thursday, temperatures drop a little bit but still above normal, 55 degrees with a mix of clouds and sunshine. then we have a stronger cold front that flips through friday morning. that likely will bring us a few showers really early in the morning predawn, generally about a tenth of an inch of rain so we're looking at some very light rain. afternoon sunshine as another area of high pressure builds in. what a boring forecast, hm? 54 degrees and saturday should be gorgeous, mostly sunny and seasonable with a high of 52 degrees. the first weekend of december will we stay dry for sunday? adam will that answer in the accuweather 7-day forecast. looking really nice.
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>> i'm wearing shorts wednesday with fur around them. >> really. >> fake fur. >> that may work for you. >> a red ones. >> very interesting. >> going to look nice. much more still ahead on "action news" at 5:30. crews spend nearly two hours rescuing a man who was trapped inside of a philadelphia garbage truck. >> plus the nation's largest single location food drive is under way right now in south philadelphia. >> also eagles players give a big surprise to a local school during a pep rally. >> those stories and more when "action news" continues tonight. >> okay. >> ♪ stepping into the unknown. it can be difficult to find the way. but with the compassion and security of independence blue cross, obstacles become openings. as we have for nearly 80 years, we'll continue to light the way,
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>> ♪ >> "action news" continues with meteorologist adam joseph, jaime apody, rick williams and monica malpass. >> ♪ >> hello again here's what's happening on "action news" monday night. nearly 200 women including one in chester county say they were sexually assaulted at a popular massage chain. that story coming up. also, a government agency created to protect consumers is stuck in the crosshairs as two people claim they are the rightful leaders of the organization. also this isn't a prank caught on tape. why a local principal allowed his students to duct tape him to a wall. >> now the details about
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allegations concerning the largest chain of massage franchises in the county. more than 180 people claim they were sexually assaulted at massage envy locations including in chester county. "action news" reporter chad pradelli live for us at the sat center with the very latest. chad. >> reporter: yeah, monica buzz feed broke the story and it's a local woman who was instrumental in exposing the alleged coverup. susan ingram says she went to this west goshen massage envy a half dozen times without a hint of misconduct. on a seventh, she says her life changed after james deeter specially assaulted her. >> the day changed my life forever. >> reporter: deeter is now in jail serving five and half years after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting nine women at the west goshen spa. during sentencing ingram told "action news" massage envy failed to properly investigate her complaint and notify
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police. she says the chain knew of one prior assault at the hands of deeter, yet kept him employed its a charge echoed by others now suing the franchise massage chain. >> i said we need to call the police. she responded by saying massage envy will that handle it internally. >> reporter: massage envy has 1200 spas nationwide. it has reportedly denied wrongdoing and says it's not liable for sexual assaults at franchise locations. massage envy released a statement to abc news that reads in part each of these incidents are heartbreaking for us, even one incident is too many. >> i think what's also horrifying are the allegations that these spas and the national company didn't take these complaints seriously. >> reporter: and ingram tells me that her lawsuit will go to court in a philadelphia courtroom in january. i'm live in the satellite center chad pradelli channel6 "action news." rick. >> all right, chad, thank you. congress is back at work with just days left in the 2017 legislative calendar and
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they got a lot to do. there are 12 days and until the end of the year and 11 calendar days until the government actually runs out of money. senate republicans are trying to pass a tax reform bill before that time runs out. the house republicans passed their version of the bill just before thanksgiving but the senate can only afford to lose two votes. >> the fate of the party is in our hands as well as that of the economy. the economy needs a tax cut and the republican party needs to -- >> the deadline to avoid a government shutdown is december 8th. there are talks of another potential short term extension if the deadline cannot be met. meanwhile president trump's son-in-law jared kushner will not have to hand over documents related to his russia contacts during a presidential election by today's deadline. a spokesperson with the senate judiciary committee says they've pulled back from the deadline because kushner's attorney is apparently cooperating with the committee. a new deadline for the documents is not yet known.
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>> employees at the top u.s. consumer watchdog agency went back to work today without a boss. former director richard cordray appointed leandra english as his successor at the consumer financial protection bureau but president trump gave the? be to someone else budget director mick mulvaney. both english and mulvaney showed up for work today and both reached out to staffers trying to make some changes and take charge. mulvaney imposed a 30 day hiring freeze at the agency. >> sent an e-mail out. acting director and you should disregard her instructions in an official capacity. >> english has filed a lawsuit against president trump trying to block mulvaney's appointment. she says she filed the lawsuit to "stand up for the cfpb." world news tonight with david muir will have much more on the dual appointments and the confusion it caused at the agency plus the royal engagement that has everyone in britain talking that's tonight at 6:30 right after "action news." >> back here dollar general store in philadelphia's
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crescentville section was targeted during a robbing on thanksgiving. police released this surveillance video which shows a man walking into the store on the 5900 block of rising sun avenue just before 4 o'clock on november 23rd. police say the suspect approaches an employee, demands money while simulating that he has a gun. the suspect did get away with an unknown amount of cash. no injuries were reported. from our delaware news room tonight, police are searching for a man in connection to a shooting on the unit block of fifth avenue in wilmington. officials say 25-year-old kevin beatty is considered armed and dangerous. police say kevin also goes by the name kaz. anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact police or delaware crime stoppers. >> a man is in critical condition tonight after being trapped in a garbage truck this morning in the juniata section of philadelphia. "action news" has learned that the search for the 33-year-old man began about 6:00 a.m. in the 300 block of east erie avenue. police say the man was actually sleeping in a dumpster when the dumpster was
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lifted into a waste management truck to be emptied. rescuers had to spend nearly two hours trying to get the man out of the truck. he was taken to temple university hospital. he had lowerable, hip and leg injuries. >> the preston and steve campout for food hunger drive is under way. steve and preston will live in the xfinity live parking lot to encourage people and businesses to donate food. dozens of local and national celebrities are expected to turn out throughout the event including zach ertz kelly ripa, m. night shyamalan. the event is the nation's largest single location food drive. >> this food drive actually accounts for more than half the food drive food that we get every year. in addition to the pounds that are brought in, there are also monetary donations made by a lot of really generous companies and so because of this food drive, we're able to provide more than 1 million meals to help feed our
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neighbors in need. >> donors are eligible for prizes throughout the week. the food drive kicks off at 6 o'clock this morning and continues until 11:00 a.m. on friday. >> terrific. well, students and parents at thomas fitzwater elementary school in montgomery county raised more than $29,000 to improve their school. that money will go towards new music equipment air conditioning and teacher wish list items at the fitzwater elementary school in willow grove. the money was raised during the school's biannual race for education and to celebrate their success their principal peter austin agreed to let the students duct tape him to a wall during a celebration assembly. he said if they reached a certain goal they could tape him up. >> and he's wearing a little something on head. >> nice guy. >> cat ears. >> whatever works. time for an update on the highways and byways tonight. >> over to matt pelman live in our "action news" traffic center. what's going on, matt. >> we had like to raise the speeds but instead people are stuck in traffic here on the westbound side of the schuylkill expressway, rick
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and monica. this is the university avenue on-ramp to the westbound lanes right here and it's westbound that will be closed overnight tonight in this area around 30th street starting at 11 o'clock. there will also be eastbound work starting at 9:00 but now both lanes will be closed on the eastbound side, it's westbound that will be completely shut down. on the big picture elsewhere, some slow speeds for sure. 18 miles per hour on the northbound side of 95 at the girard point double decker bridge. if you're headed up to the sixers game this evening. and we're getting word of an accident involving a pedestrian in bryn mawr right by the library along lancaster avenue at bryn mawr avenue so watch out for the ambulance, emergency crews responding there. in shanksville on route 29 main street near church street by studio 29 tattoo there's a crash. but we lost our crash in spring city along 724 so everything is reopened there. still not opened though in woolwich township bucks county almshouse road closed because of a crash and downed wires. bristol road can get you around that and in south jersey still have the flipped over truck along 55 northbound in franklin township.
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speeds in the teens. i would use 47 delsea drive instead. rick and monica, back over to you. >> all right, matt, thanks again. >> thank you. still ahead on "action news" tonight, the man accused in a violent case of road rage in florida explains what led to a dozen shots being fired. >> also if you know someone who is planning to join the u.s. navy you might want to consider new running shoes for that person. we'll tell you why. >> and meteorologist adam joseph tracking the latest in our "action news" weather center. hi, adam. >> a good week to do any outdoor walking running, anything outside the entire week temperatures running above normal and also clear skies. in fact a good night to take a walk around city hall here as we take a live look now at the official city christmas tree there outside city hall on north broad street. we'll talk about those temperatures because they're way above average guys in that seven day in a little bit. >> very nice. >> thank you adam. ducis rodgers and ron jaworski talk all things eagles after that big win in against the bears yesterday. >> we love it. >> we'll be right back. >> ♪ in
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impala around 7 o'clock in the morning on saturday a man and a girl in that car were not hit by the bullets but they were injured by the bullets fragments. donald said he thought people were shooting at him on the road at the time but police say there's no evidence of that happening. >> for the family that happened to and i do anything in this world to pay that family back because i really didn't mean to shoot bullets at that car when i seen i was being shot at by other cars. >> police were able to identify and arrest donald after looking at surveillance footage. >> overseas bali is now a danger zone. a volcano in danger of erupting prompted authorities to order massive evacuation. they also shut down the island's main airport and that left tens of thousands of tourists scrambling to escape. despite the warning to locals of 100,000 people that live in that evacuation zone 60 percent have decided just to stay. >> the u.s. navy is adding a
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new requirement for recruits before they can begin boot camp. according to the virginian pirates in norfolk the navy will require a running test. men will have 16 minutes, women 18 minutes. about 70 percent fail to pass their first physical readiness test during the first week of boot camp. officials say that takes time away from focusing on the other critical learning during the eight weeks of training. >> our eagles are 10 and one following that big win against the chicago bears yesterday. >> best record in football. sports director ducis rodgers and ron jaworski with a look at some of the game's highlights in this week's monday morning -- maybe monday evening quarterback. >> ♪ >> jaws, the eagles are making it look easy. how are they able to do that? >> number one, they're a well coached football team. number two, they have great talent that is playing well as a unit. as we watch games right now, i
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look for little things throughout the game that project well down the road in the future. and number one jumps out to me is the quarterback. carson wentz. doing things now in his second year that really proved to me that he could have played well down the road in big games and hopefully playoff games and maybe the super bowl we would like to say. let's show his touchdown pass to zach ertz who had 10 catches for 103 yards. real simple play. receiver run a stop route back go out on the flat but carson will identify, there's carson right there, identify man to man coverage. he's got a safety on zach ertz. and as you roll this ducis, he read the coverage beautifully. he knew he had single coverage. a little stick, a little nod and a little go for a touchdown. what i love about quarterbacks, eye manipulation. watch the eyes of carson wentz. he looks to his left to keep the safety out of the lane,
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delivers the ball on time, the safety could not get there. eye manipulation, vision. a lot of things we don't always talk about in young quarterbacks developing. carson wentz is developing in a very rapid rate. >> another error free game for carson wentz. let's talk about the defense, absolutely dominating yesterday against chicago. >> first downs for the first half for chicago bears. that is total dominance ducis and you know who is playing at a very high level. we've seen it all season long fletcher cox not only defending the run he's penetrating getting sacks. here he's just going to blow it up. he's going to come right up the field make a play. you want to put pressure like we and talked about last week ducis, young quarterback, get after him, fletcher cox. look around the whole defensive line you have a lot of dancing going on. everybody's happy in philadelphia. then you look at trick plays. the bears are trying everything. vinnie curry he's got that one all figured out. quarterback tries to block, that's not going to work but when you look at this defense they're playing as a unit. 11 guys playing as a single
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enemy dominant defense right now for the birds. >> the chicago bears ended up with just 6 yards rushing. >> oh. >> 120 yards total as a team. looking ahead to seattle is that a team that worries you at all. >> of course. you got to travel across the country. two games coming up now seattle and l.a. i'm looking forward to those two. >> next half hour we'll talk more about the eagles and we'll hear from lebron james who is in town to take on the sixers. lebron is going to tell us who one of his favorite nfl players are. >> i wonder who that is. >> i'll give you a hint. he's on the eagles and you like him. >> thank you ducis. the philadelphia eagles continue the victory celebration in point breeze today. matt collins and caleb sturgis led a pep rally at em stanton elementary. the players talked to them about eating healthy and exercise. they presented the school with
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a $10,000 hometown grant. before we start, i just want to say if anyone still doesn't have fios, please stay out of the way so your lag doesn't get us all killed, ben. what's so good about fios anyway? uh. what's so great about a 100% fiber-optic network that makes your gaming system actually work awesomely? hey. did you take out the trash? haha, garbage boy! dad, i already took out ben. it's not funny. gaming is best on a 100% fiber-optic network. so get fios. now, just $79.99 per month with a 2-year price guarantee, with a 2-year agreement.
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>> dictionary.com revealed its choice for word of the year, complicit. the web site defines complicit as choosing to be involved in an illegal or questionable act especially with others. officials say lookups of that word increased nearly
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300 percent last year as it was used in many hot button topics from pol the ick particulars to natural disaster. dictionary.com said it also considered confefe but just kidding. >> a had a big cup of confefe. >> west of the week temperatures above normal. that's quite the stretch on our way as we take a live look right now at city hall here at dillworth park there and the rothman ice rink and quite a few folks out there slipping and sliding around on their ice skates and really a nice evening for it. the winds aren't strong and temperatures aren't too cold. in fact as we take a look at the high temperatures today in our weather sent you can see 73 in wichita, 72 in saint louis. the warmth all the way to the north. bismarck 65 degrees. we flip that number in chicago it's 56, we're one of the
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cooler spots in the northeast but we're going to move some of that warmer air our way and it was sunny and dry today and that looks to be the case as we get tuesday, wednesday, thursday 0 percent chance for rain. it does bump up on friday. if you have outdoor plans like the west chester christmas parade i'll be hosting it once again friday evening don't worry we're not going to have any rain, that's early in the morning and then on saturday back down to a 0 percent chance. as we look at some of those temperatures right now, 46 in pottstown, 46 coatesville, malvern also um um -- coming in at 46. 38 in lake harmony up in the higher terrain there and in center city it's 53 degrees right now and a lot of 40's on the board for south jersey from ewing browns mills, 46 degrees. cape may at 50 degrees and dover just across the bay coming in at 52. satellite and radar we do have some high clouds to the north and west and a few of those high clouds did kind of stream in here during the late afternoon evening hours and
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that really created some beautiful sunsets for some of us especially north of the city but overall a very quiet pattern is settling in so for tonight it's clear and calm and seasonable, 30 in the suburbs, 37 degrees for center city with that light wind out of the north-northeast three to 6 miles an hour. your commuter forecast for tuesday, again, a lot of sunshine, dry start to finish, 30's right through the 8 o'clock hour. then 40's for a couple of hours between 9 o'clock and 10 o'clock and then we're in the 50's, mid to upper 50's anywhere between 11:00 a.m. and right through the evening hours, so, again, above that normal of around 52 degrees. what's happening here as we haveal jet stream, no signs of winter anywhere east of the rockies for the next several days. the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast, right near 60 or better both tomorrow and
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especially on wednesday with just a few clouds. thursday maybe heavier on the clouds side compared to the next two days but still pretty nice with temps of 55 degrees. and then late thursday night early friday morning, that's when the chance of rain comes in. it's really a quick hit. this is 3 a.m. on friday future tracker. roads could start damp friday morning but friday a quick flip to sunshine here with temps still at 54 despite that system passes through and then seasonable on saturday, 52 degrees and then on sunday, sunshine, just a few clouds, 53 and on sunday evening i'll also be helping with the lighting of the tree in berwyn on sunday evening and it looks great and mild for that and another warmup come monday with temperatures at 57 degrees. so, a lot going on in that seven-day forecast and the weather is really cooperating for it all. >> maybe you can dance for us next week. >> i don't think so. [laughter] >> that's always fun. >> thanks. >> and you can keep up with the changes to the forecast right there on your phone or
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tablet. it includes realtime views from storm tracker6. the 6abc app is a free download for your mobile device. >> the 2017 miss universe was crowned last night in las vegas. >> south africa. [cheers and applause] >> south africa's demi lee nel-peters took the crown. she is the second woman from her home country to earn the crown. she says she wants to use her reign to champion hiv/aids and self-defense causes. nel-peters will get a year long salary luxury apartment in new york city and a host of other prizes.
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>> peco is once again lighting up the holidays. tonight the spotlight is on the free holiday light show at franklin square. chopper6 hd was above the light show which features more than 50,000 lights set to a
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soundtrack of holiday music. the centerpiece of the free show is a 12-foot tall kite whichs a nod to ben franklin. the outdoor attraction includes winter treats and plenty of holiday cheer aren't show us your holiday lights. you can share photos on social media using at 6abc "action news" or #6abc lights. your favorite picture could win you four tickets to the rothman rink and 6abc swag bags. >> very nice. >> right now jim gardner and the "action news" team standing by with these stories and more next at 6:00. the search is on for a an attacker who targeted a blind man in delaware county. al sharpton speaks out after a visit to meek mill in jail. >> the tradition that has hour students reaping sweet rewards. for meteorologist adam joseph jaime apody cecily tynan monica malpass, the entire "action news" team i'm rick williams. have a good night.
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>> good night. >> sue he tomorrow. good night.
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>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program with ducis rodgers, meteorologist cecily tynan and jim gardner. >> ♪ >> monday night, the bomb squad investigates a device found inside an apartment in lindenwold and a police officer in ocean county has a close encounter with a driver. but the big story on "action news" tonight is the search for the person who assaulted an older sight impaired victim. it happened after the 75-year-old man got off the market frankford el at 69th street yesterday in upper darby coming home from a
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sunday stroll in center city philadelphia. live at 69th street is "action news" reporter john rawlins. john, what's the condition of the victim and what about the search for the attacker? >> well, as of late this afternoon, the victim was still undergoing surgery for the repair of a broken right hip that was an injury he sustained during the attack. as for the attacker himself, no video has surfaced but police are asking for the public's help. >> the predatory nature of this type of act it really angers me. >> reporter: upper darby police superintendent michael chitwood referring to a broad daylight attack of a 75-year-old a visually impaired man who had been walking on his way home. >> and then this scumbag proceeds to beat him and break his hip so i mean give me a break. >> reporter: the brutal assault plays out at about 2:30 p.m. on the unit block of glendale road. >> he's attacked by a male,

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