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something i will never forget. >> and then he testified he found the defendant cleaning up blood in the apartmcontainer tog to the defendant's mother. and then to take it to the grandmother's home to scranton. not long after that authorities went to the grandmother's home and the body of jena burley was found stuffed in a large blue container. >> and dna blood evidence was found in theendant's there say legal stipulation that it's most likely that the blood samples are most commonly a mix of the defendant and the suspect. john rawlins, channel 6 "action news." back to you all. >> we are learning more tonight about the teenager electrocuted on top of a septa regional train
on friday. authorities believe that 15-year-old rakwan jones died when overhead wires touched him when he got on top the train at suburban station. they heard the fire alarms and they found nothing and locked the station, his body was found six hours later, they don't know why he was on top of the train if the first place. two 16-year-olds are akutzed of stealing a car and leading police on a chase. this video shows what happened when the driver lost control and hit a concrete barrier. the teens were rushed to the hospital but police say they followed the stolen car from delaware county on to northbound i-95 and it happened near the airport exit ramp in south philadelphia. now to another shakeup in network morning television. nbc news today fired host matt
lauer, for quote, inappropriate sexual behavior with a colleague. that they received a complaint about lauer and determined it was a clear violation of company standards. and this comes on the heels of the cbson firing charlie rose followingclaims.winestein scandal and more with roy moore, kevin spacey and congressman conyer and now matt lauer, the clients are skyrocketed some 30%. we have more phone calls that said i was harassed by an employer and i was not promoted or terminated or not given a job unless i was willing to submit to sexual advances. >> here is reaction. >> i want everyone to feel like they have the ability to about
mistreatment and malpractice et cetera. >> i think they should be put in jail. with sexual harassment. they arer tating with someone else's life and have no right to do that. >> sherry treats the victims of sexual harassment and abuse. >> whether it's anger or sadness or disappointment. many more people are finding the courage to speak and come forward. because they now feel like someone will believe what i am saying. >> rick,pist and lawyer tell me they expect a list of persons being called out for their conduct to continue to grow especially in washington. i'm vernon odom, channel 6 "action news" in camden. >> thank you. north korea has launched another intercontinental ballistic missile and claiming it could carry a nuclear weapon that could reach the united states. and following a call with the
chinese president preside trump ts that a sanctions will be imposed. and people in north korea celebrated the rogue nation's launch in two months. >> they have a long series of tests they have to do. they never stopped. >> this is the highest and longest distance yet. like the previous launches it was aimed straight into the sky but if angled horizontally it could go as far as new york or washington. it seem a computer glitch left tens of thousands ofnes without someone to fly them during the holidays, a spokesperson says that the system used to schedule pilots and copilots, gave everyone off during the busy christmas holiday period.
and the airline is reaching out to pilots and copilots and offering overtime and using reserve pilots. but the union says that pilots that chose to do that may be in breach of their contract. they expect to operate 200,000 flights in the month of december. world news with david muir will have more on the potential nate hire for american airlines and the matt lauer firing. central high school in the logan section is about to go a $42 million renovation. including outdoor spaces to offer more courses in the stem field. they approved $8.1 million for the project and another $10 million was donated by alumni joseph field. and the expansion they say is critical because they are over
capacity by 120%. ground breaking for the first phase is scheduledor january of 2019. today about on going efforts to promote health care for the lgbt community and praised temple for their lgbt alliance task force and works to foster a system for lgbt patients and students and staff faculty and visitors. wednesday night and let get a check of the "action news" traffic report. >> over to matt pellman this the traffic center. >> good evening guys, something that is not good for your mental health or blood pressure trying to drive through bucks county. what a mess because of the continued closure of the westbound side of the pennsylvania tun turnpike that is where our truck flipped over and both westbound lanes remain blocked and you can see this is creating col asal delays and you
can exit the turnpike and reenter but first you have to sit through miles and miles of speeds. and 1 itself is a parking lot and check out the southbound side here approaching langhorne, you are just barelying along as you come in from new jerse e. and if you can get to 95. nd5 a broken down truck on the northbound side by the vine street expressway that is gone but single digit speed from northbound penn's landing to the bridge. and one other issue we are watch is in washington township from local 42 to the freeway and you can't get to the a.c. expressway and it's jammed up on local 42 northbound. we'll check it again in the next half hour. >> thank you. more ahead on "action news" at 5:00 tonight. an unexpected end to tie day in
court for a convicted war crimes t aa general did in front of a panel trying to convince them he should not spend his life behind bars. coming up ali gorman with more an what doctors in australia are stay being the flu and the impact on the u.s. and meteorologist, cecily tynan, down in dillworth park outside of city hall where we are getting ready to celebrate the holidays. i'll see you down there later this evening. >> that is right rick. they have a little penguin reserved for you rick. if you need help on the ice rink like rick may they have you can lean on and they have mild weather and it does get cold we have heate a nice warming cabin to get food and drinks and i'm tracking cooler weather on the way. i'll have details on that and
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swallowing poison. seconds after the judge upheld the 20 year sentence, he shouted out i am not a war criminal and threw back his head and swallowed liquid from a small bottle. he was taken to the hospital where he died. several young men that were held as prisoners were gathered in the room and watched the dramatic incidence as it unfolded. one of the infectious disease experts is adding his voice to the severity of this year's flu soon. ali gorman has more from the big board. >> dr. anthony marchy from the institute oflth is following the f for years. and that australia having a record high flu season could problems for the u.s.
because the current vaccine i the current method of making flu ac scenes in eggs means they need t to mutate. and they are looking into a faster way to make vaccines but right now getting vaccinated this year is your best protection even if you get sick it should be less severe. also, today we learn more about the lingering effects of childhood obesity.omeone is ove child the chances of being obe as an adults is greater be it gets worse as you get older. the 2-year-old a 79% chance of being obese at 35. and a 9-year-old has a 40% obesi lbeted heart disease and n behavior and healthier eating and exercise can help a child to avoid this fate. and finally today is a great
day to put up holiday decorations, keep in mind this is not a good job for everyone because every year tens of thousands of people are sento the emergency room with decorating in fal especially from laddersr from the r aoofndome o bones and hea injuries are also common. doctors say stay off the roof and leave if for santa's sleigh. be careful and have someone spot you, there is adaptive equipment to help you hang things from tts and uhigh, i would use those to avoid being on the ladder. >> and another caution, inspect the extension cords on your lights before using them and don't overload a circuit that is the major cause of fires every holiday season and candles pose
a threat if you have them in your home keep them away from anything flammable. and we have safety tips at 6abc.com. >> thank you. peco is again lighting up the holidays, 3 million lights are brightening up the night in newtown, bucks coins. they unveiled their light show and people can drive their own cars through and the two mile trail takes 20 minutes to see. and there is hot chocolate b the bonfireafterwards. sunday through thursday 5 until 10:00 and friday and saturday until 11:00 p.m. we want you to show us your holiday lights. share your photos on social media using #6abcaction and your favorite picture could win you four tickets to the rothman rink over 6 abc swag. daily probiotics,
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lets head back to dillworth park and cecily tynan. >> philadelphia celebrates the holidays tonight at 7:30. right cecily? >> hi rick and monica, why didn't you give me your christmas list, i'll do holiday shopping, when you come here you need to bring the list. we have the made in philly holiday market. we have 50 local vendors encouraging people to buy local. they are here not just through christmas but new years day. we are underneath city hall. big attraction at city hall at 5:30 tonight will be the first of the evening's deck the hall light show. we have a lot of people gathering, 5:30, 6:30 and 7:30 and 8:30. with weekdays the bottom of the hour. it's spectacular six minutes long.
last year for the philadelphia celebrates the holiday special and i was standing out here in the pouring rain and the year before freezing cold but tonight it's really comfortable. take a look at the numbers, philadelphia holding in the 60s. the current temperature is 61 degrees down from the high of 64 which is 13 degrees above normal. the record high 70. not quite a record but not feeling like late november. allentown 51 and the same in reading and cape may mild 59 degrees and atlantic city airport 56 and even the poconos unseasonably warm currently 42 degrees. satellite 6 along with action radar showing barely a cloud in the sky, and tonight we have high pressure in control and plenty of sunshine today. this is great timing because the international space station tonight is flying over in just a few minutes. at 5:35 it's visable for three
minutes and easy to spot. and appears as a bright star and moving quickly. it's not flashing just white and no other colors and if you are a science geek it's interesting to see the iss, you don't need a telescope it's visible with the naked eye. seasonably school and overnight low 63 in philadelphia and cape may 38 and wilmington 34 and allentown 28 and philadelphia 37 degrees. we see more in the form of clouds, in the morning temperatures in the 30s. allentown 32 and philadelphia 36 degrees, as we head into the afternoon not as warm as today still slightly above normal. but more seasonable. by 2:30 in the afternoon philadelphia how and then another cold front moving through this brings us our next shot of rain tonight comes in the wee hours of the morning. future tracker 6 showing between 2:30 and 3:00 a narrow band of showers and it moves out
quickly. the sunshine is returning by midmorning. the five-day at 5:00. it's not as warm as today. how degrees and partly sunny skies and friday mostly sunny, also low 50s, 53 degrees and saturday it will feel more like december for the first week in december. milky high thin clouds, but temperatures rebound on sunday, bright and milder, and high of 55 degrees and sun mixing with clouds and a high of 53 degrees. a cold front that is moving through in the middle of next week. than brings us colder air. are you ready for the light show. perfect weather comes down here and rick i'll see you down here at 7:30 for philadelphia celebrates the holidays. much more ahead on "action news." she never let anything slow her down.
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a woman struck and killed while riding her bike in center city. why people say the accident could have been prevented. and an international up roar after president trump retweets video -- a rare rebuke from the british prime minister. >> and you could have a car driven by pope francis. now a bicyclist whose life was cut short when she was killed in center city. this scene at 11th and spruce where emily fredericks was hit by a garbage truck yesterday and her death sparked calls for safer bike lanes, where cars and bikes ride within inches of each other with no buffer in between.
katherine scott has that part of the story. he line stretched more than a block, protesters creating a human buffer between the bike and traffic lanes on spruce street near the site of the deadly accident between a cyclist and trash truck. >> we physically put ourselve asking the city to build safer infrastructure. >> this protest began at 7:30 a.m. a day earlier 4-year-old emily fredericks of south street was hit by a garbage truck turning right on to 11th and the truck did stop.bicyclist killed in th this year and the circumstances surrounding the crash remain under inves but these protesters are calling for more >> there are concrete and lanes
between the cars and cyclists all of those would havd the traffic and made more visibilities. >> bikers have their part too but at the send of the day motorists are driving large vehicles that wil cyclist. cyclists will not kill a motorist. >> and they blocked the bike lane a block ahead and closed down spruce to vehicular traffic citing the safety of the protesters. he could not comment on the incident due to the investigation. he said in part, the bicycle lane was due to be restriped next month and the city is committed through the viction zero program to expanding the city's bike lane network and particularly protected bike lanes, they say that the investigation into the crash is on going. katherine scott, channel 6 "action news." >> from our new jersey newsroom a truck that caused a mess in gloucester township today. chopper 6 hd was over the scene at 42 over the expressway at
11:00 this morning. you see the burnt out truck and the foam used to put the fire out. no word on how anyone was injured. the crews worked to clean up the debris. >> police in tampa say they stopped a killing spree. howell donaldson was arrested at mcdonald's where he worked and a tip from a coworker led to the the arrest. and the employee open aid bag that donaldson left for her and found the gun. that gun was used in four murders in the same neighborhood. >> tonight is the beginning of when justice will be served. and then the process will occur when this individual rots in hell. >> and all four victims were shot and killed while walking late at night. police received 5,000 tips during investigation. authorities in north carolina spent a third day
searching for 3-year-old mariah woods. police say that new surveillance video turned out not to be the little girl and crews searched hundreds of acres near the girl's home with foot air and dogs and now asking anyone that was with the child' family in the hours before she disappeared to please come forward. president trump travelled to missouri today to make remarks on tax reform but came under fire for a series of tweets he sent before he arrived. the president retweeted several ant anti-muslim videos. and now the prime minister is condemning the president's actions. >> the white house is forcefully defending president trump retweeting videos from a fringe british nationalists allegedly showing muslims engaging in violence and they say it was offensive and a key analyst says
he was wrong but the white house says that the president was focusing on national security. no comments from president trump who walked across the south lawn to marine one ignoring questions from reporters. >> earlier today president trump retweeting three videos that are called inflammatory and islam aphobic one reports show a mike rant beating a dutch boy on crunches and the boy is neither a muslim nor an immigrant. and it's apparently false a fact that the president did not check before retweeting. >> she says this year she wants islam banned in the uk but the white house not backing down press sent sara sanders saying that the president is not pushing anti-muslim propaganda or offering endorsement of this
fringe group but making a case for national security. >> i'm not talking about the nature of the video, you are focusing on it's video, the president is talking about the need for national security. >> and pushing back on questions whether the president should verify videos before he tweets them to 46 million followers. >> whether it's a real video the threat is real. >> this may cause a riff with the u.s. ally, saying quote, it was wrong for the president to have done this. karen travers, channel 6 "action news." as pressure is mounting on michigan congressman john conyers to resign overallgations of sexual harassment the house is taking steps to prevent that behavior on capitol hill. and the house voted to amend their own rules for harassment training for every member including staff and they called on conyers to resign and he does
not plan to do so but sources tell abc news house leaders are working behind the scenes to encourage him to step aside. >> i believe that congress should not be the gold standard but platinum standard the beacon on the hill to say that sexual harassment or harass many of any kind is not acceptable in the workplace anywhere. >> a congressional office says that the -- paid $17 million since 1977, it's not known how much of that was spent settling harassment claims. and several police officers were royced today in philadelphia for efforts on the job. the ceremony was held at fop lodge 95 in the southeast. they were chosen for making outstanding arrests and intelligent acts of police officer. a police k-9 intel wear county will feel safer on the streets thanks to a generous are
donation and they presented a bulletproof vest to charlie. he works for the da office the task force that investigates internet crimes against children. matt pellman has more on the commute tomorrow tonight. >> it's not a pretty one in bucks county. huge backups because of the flipped over truck at bensalem route 1 and has the westbound lanes blocked all afternoon now and the speeds keep getting worse and worse, down to 2 miles per hour as you could many in from new jersey off the river bridge off the westbound turnpike to the scene of the closure and you are forced off and can reenter. you don't want to be near this and the delays spill back in both directions and this is the scene in langhorne, pretty much a dead stop from 95 down to the turnpike. the bottom line is, 95 will be the way to go but is slow now
the line of yellow traffic on b people trying to avoid the purpose took. and in croyden to the south, a fire vehicle ran into a pole at cedar avenue and state road. and look for the emergency crew there's. and on the big picture a crash on it's westbound schuylkill approaching the boulevard off to the side and then one on the boulevard itself northbound side by 9th street and has a lane blocked and extra clouds from 76 the whole way to the accident scene. and don't forget overnight tonight 422 eastbound closing coming out of berks county towards pottstown that starts at 9:00. and washington tow for a crash at cross key roads. rick and monica back over to you. >> thank you. still to come on "action news" tonight. how some local college students are offering one of a kind gifts for proceeds going to a great cause. and later on singing praises to
god with a rock 'n roll twist. nuns banging to their own beat. to spread a message of hope. it's nice out there and temperatures tumbling back to near normal the next couple of days. but after a pair of 60s yesterday. 61 today and 64 degrees we'll talk about the chillier numbers coming up in the seven-day forecast. all right adam. plus in sports the eagles get ready to take on one of their sufficientest opponents in seattle. michael: i'm thankful that
i'm alive and have a second chance. james: i'm thankful for the help and the opportunity that i received. darlene: i'm thankful to be able to help people in crisis. vanessa: i'm thankful that addiction is treatable, and that help is available. christie: new jersey is experiencing a heroin epidemic fueled by opioid painkillers. but if you or someone you love is struggling with addiction, i want you to know: we are here for you. this holiday season, choose help. call 844 reach nj or visit reachnj.gov.
budding fashion designers, were helping cancer opinions this pop up shop was unveiled on the east falls campus on shownry avenue. there were laptop covers ranging from 12 to $20, students designed and marketed and will sem the item and to date they raised more than $35,000. and ducis rogers is here with sports and talking about the eagles they have a good test this weekend. >> although the eagles are favored in seattle by 6 points, ahead of the test injury news, a couple of players showed up
today as limited in practice, alshon jeffrey and corner back patrick robertson. >> they could clinch the nfc east on sunday or a cowboys loss tomorrow night. >> there is a lot of things are you still playing for even though you have checked the box for your first goal. it's great love it, but the eagles have won a bunch of nfc titles here to and there is something bigger we strive for. >> i don't care. just because it's about what we do about taking care of what we can take care of. it's great to clinch and we know the red skins clinching the situation but it's not anything like that. to basketball sixers and wizards from the wells fargo center. etsimmons is back as well.
seen it all. and last night they dropped their ninth straight game. the san jose sharks dropped one, and they have not taken one -- and they were booed off the ice and a fire hextall chant was heard loud and clear. >> we are all in this together. we are in the same boat here. not on him. it's on everybody. >> the playerses we know it's us. he doesn't play the game we do. and we know that. i feel sorry we are the ones out there playing the game and putting the effort in and it's not good enough. >> certainly not good enough, ugly losing skid. >> more on "action news" the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast around the corner. we take a live lookgh t camera christmas tree at philadelphia city hall. isn't that pretty? all the lightsnd making the
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represent each philadelphia neighborhood that matters to them. the project meant to celebrate the students diverse backgrounds and the young artists gathered to showcase their work and each of them got a certificate of recognition. >> great job. meteorologist, adam joseph is here now and we are talking about mild weather we are seeing and changes are around the corner. >> a bigger change at the end of the next week. >> much colder, have you to even things out here. warm and now cold. as we look at the weather center here. we have a picture here from adam in ardmore sent to the social media pages the deep blue sky today a pleasant day to be outdoors. if you have to rake the leaves they are all off the trees this was probably the day to do it including a light wind. as we look at the roik it's a preview for saturday and sunday will bring us, 49 on sathis tim.
it will be dim sunshine and filtered sunshine because of high cloud cover onday the suns o out. back up to 55 on sunday. as we look at the numbers from today. pretty impress of. philadelphia 64 degrees and wilmington we hit 67 degrees this afternoon. allentown 63 and 64 in trenton. the atlantic city airport 66 degrees the numbers are exceptional for the end of november. cooler air is starting to push in to the north and west and the front came through and a wind shift to the north and 56 in dover. satellite 6 along with action radar it's quiet across the country here, we have some clouds building in the northern plains and the western great lakes and this is the next front that comes through tomorrow
night than has more cloud cover with it and the opportunity for some quick showers as well. tonight is clear and seasonably school and 37 for stenner city with the north wind 3 to 6 miles per hour. as we set up your day here for thursday. temperatures starting in the 30s and going to 42 at 9:00 in the morning and a mixture of sun and clouds tomorrow. average around 50 and we will be in the mid-50s. we say back to near normal compared to the 64 today and you can slice off 10 degrees from the numbers this afternoon. as we get into early friday morning the front arrives and showers at 2:00 in the morning on friday and by the time we hit the morning rush hour the clouds are departing with the rain and sunshine is returning but a chilly start north and west. 45 for philadelphia and after that, the end of thext week the middle part of december.
all the warmth shifts to the west and the code air pulls in from canada and the core of the cold now looks to be with the storm prediction center's latest outlook will be in the tennessee and ohio valley but everyone on the east coast will experienceb. and for us it's upper 40s that is normal. as we look at the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast 54 and cooler and sunny tomorrow and mostly sunny and 53 on friday and milky sky on saturday and 49 and 55 on sunday and dry on sunday 53 and near 60 on tuesday and rain on tuesday and wednesday and 54 degrees and that storm ushers in the cold next thursday and beyond. so it will be quite a flip in the middle of december compared to how we start the month. >> keep up with the changes to the forecast on your phone or tablet including rl time views from stormtracker 6 live double
scan. the 6 abc app is a free download for your mobile device. >> a chance to own a unique piece of philadelphia history that comes with the special blessing. the archdiocese of philadelphia announced they are auctioning off the second of two fiat 500 l's used by pope francis during his visit in 2015. the especially designed cars were outfitted by the secret service and valued at $75,000. and it's first bid started at $7500. the auction runs through september 20th and the proceeds benefits the 2017 catholic charities. >> an adorable car. a rock band like you have never seen before. 11 catholic nuns bringing a spread of hope in a new form.
♪ ♪ >> music is from angels and nuns are taking it to a new level. they range from 20s to 40s and videos on youtube received more than a million views, it's sisters say they are spreading encouragement and hope one song at a time. they sound great. right now jim gardner is standing by with these stories. nbc fires today show anchor matt laura mid sexual allegations, the issue now a forefront in workplaces. and a fight between a boyfriend and a girlfriend turns deadly when another man steps in and why corey clem ent has a former guidance counselor to thank for this new car.
"action news" delaware valley's leading news program. >> with ducis rogers, meteorologist, cecily tynan and jim gardner. >> it is wednesday night and the big
story on "action news" tonight is the shocking beginning of the "today" show, at 7:00 a.m. this morning. >> and word was that nbc had fired matt lauer. and the reason, allegations of
sexual misconduct filed by an nbc employee. the woman registered her client to h r monday night and they spent yesterday investigating the allegations and he was fired monday night. and it took place during the 2014 winter olympics in sochi and continued for several months thereafter and variety magazine is working on a story about matt lauer for months and reported on an alleged pattern of offensive behavior by lauer that goes back years by women employed by nbc. >> devastating for lauer's cohost savannah guthrie. >> i am heart broken for matt he is my partner and heart broken for the brave colleague that came forward to tell her story.