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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. >> and garrison keeler a legendry radio host of a prairie home companion on mpr told the associated press he was fired overallgations on what the network called improper behavior. >> and the strong likelihood is
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that this is the only the beginning, we have finally reached a tipping point to see changes. vernon odom is looking into the issue today. and has spoken into real experts. vernon. >> real experts jim, and the flood gates are starting to open up wide because women are overcoming their fears and exposing behavior of big shots. >> probably 30% in the last few weeks. >> is that right? >> yes, sir. >> deborah willis is a powerhouse attorney in philadelphia. and one specialty is the sexual harassment cases is he tells me since after is the harvey winestein scandal and roy moore, al franken and congressman john conyers and now matt lauer the calls have skyrocketed some 30%. >> since harvey winestein became
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the first in the dominoes, i think every man that has engaged in this kind of improper, illegal and under ethical conduct should be shaking in his boots. >> here is random public reaction in the wake of the high-profile scandals. >> i think there was a time that it corrected itself a little bit. >> you think it's a good thing it's happening. >> not a good thing but good thing that people are being held accountable. >> i think it's a long time coming that these things are coming to the surface and these guys are getting put away and being called to task. >> psycho therapist sherry treats the victims of sexual harassment and abuse. >> when i council someone in recovery for any type of sexual assault and abuse and harassment it's a long process. i try to say to people don't expect yourself to just get over
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this. this is something we'll work through together. >> reporter: jim, the experts tell me they expect the list is of high-profile scandals will only rise in the weeks ahead with some women being added to the roster of sexual harassers. vernon odom, channel 6 "action news" in camden. >> thank you. president trump created a firestorm of controversy and criticism this morning by retweeting videos from a far right british hate group call the britain first. the videos reported to be fake supposedly shows violence committed by muslims and british prime minister teresa may says that british first seeks to divide communities and it was wrong to the president to have done this. former kkk leader david duke said of the retweets, thank god for trump that is why we love him.
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world news with david muir will have continuing coverage of these stories. that after 6:30 after "action news." philadelphia police to arrest -- after an argument with a drexel opportunity and her boyfriend and led to the killing of the boyfriend by another man. sara bloomquist is live at headquarters and everybody at drexel is talking about this. what happened last night. >> reporter: a foreign student attending gloucester county community college, the man that pull the the trigger was a drexel graduate and that 24-year-old is held at homicide while the district attorney decides whether to file charges and what charges should they be. the question is was this shooting justified. >> today students were talking about what happened here on the 3500 block of lancaster avenue at drexel campus last night. many witnesses an argument
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between a 22-year-old drexel student and her 21-year-old boyfriend. >> the man was face-to-face with this girl. and the girl had the hands in the pocket and the only thing i could hear the man saying was you are stupid, you are dumb those are my friends. it sounds like a jealousy argument to me. >> the boyfriend walked away and a 24-year-old drexel graduate approached the woman to see if she was okay. and her boyfriend returned and confronted him. video shows him repeatedly purging the man that tried to help his girlfriend and the man pulled his gun and they got into a pushing argument and the guy with the gun backed up and fired three times. >> the guy being attacked had a permit to carry a firearm and the gun was discharged and the man was killed. >> she was screaming and she wouldn't let go of him. >> screaming crying.
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over top of his body and at that point i was sprinting toward my own house to get on the phone with 911. >> the 21-year-old was shot multiple times at close range in the chest. police say that the girlfriend was very distraught and intoxicated and had a hard time getting information from her. the student is from overseas and as of late this afternoon police were having a difficult time getting a hold of his family. live at police headquarters, sara bloomquist, channel 6 "action news." >> we are live as neighbors friends and family are gathering right now to honor a man beaten to death by a group of teenagers in the may fair section of philadelphia. >> a vigil for 57-year-old kevin cullen is now underway on the 4200 block of warren street. police believe that several young people tried to rob cullen but the theft then turned
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deadly. >> salem county prosecutor charge aid pennsgrove police officer with aggravate the assault. george money nell oh allege by punched a suspect while handcuffed. he was suspended from the pennsgrove department. and a story of a carpenter from south jersey that has overcome a physical handicap for years and now must overcome a brazen bandit as well and it's not easy. >> some people have no hearts. >> donald haines of salem new jersey has dealt with his share of heartless people and back in the year 2000 he lost his leg after getting shot by an armed home invader and a carpenter by trade he learned how to earn his living on one leg. >> i knew right then they stole my livelihood.
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>> haines was doing repair work on a home in oaklyn and locked the equipment in the owner's garage planning to come back the next day and finish the job and came back the next morning and the lock was popped and all $4,000 worth of equipment was gone. >> 30 years of power tools and hand tools that really can't be replaced. >> his disability doesn't stop him but slows him down. but now a grinding halt. >> we try to survive, and they just took everything. basically they -- took our hearts. >> jaime reeves is his business partner and fiance, she doesn't know how she will get through this but is sure they will. >> god didn't take way his ability to be what he wants to be. and he may struggle sometimes but he gets through. >> in time i'll get tools and get back to work.
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but to whoever did this. karma comes around. >> investigators are working this case and anyone with information is asked to call police. reporting from oaklyn, walter perez, channel 6 "action news." coming up on "action news" tonight. eagles running back corey clemet has a new set of wheels, his high school guidance counselor makes good on a promise following his season of success. and eagles get back to work today after the trip out west to take on the seahawks. and jim i'm getting in the holiday spirit in dillworth park. i'm in america's garden maze this celebrates the 30 public parks around philadelphia. you can get in here and walk around and get ideas and we have the made in philly holiday market and the christmas tree is right around the corner. i'll talk about cold weather around the corner as well in the
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accuweather forecast. >> thank you. those stories and much more when "action news" continues tonight. sorry. i can't make it.
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maybe you should ask your doctor? go to to learn more. word today that a massive new sports complex is coming to wilmington, delaware. the 76ers field house will be a multipurpose training center for youth and the 87ers will play their home games at the new facility and crews plan to build it on vacant lants off route 13. eagles running back corey clem ents has new wheels because of his one time school guidance counselor who knew he would one day be a star.
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alicia vitarelli has the story. >> before eagles rookie corey clement played at the link he was a kid with a big dream and she was his guidance counselor that knew he had the potential. >> the guy you see on the field is the guy we saw in the halls. >> he was in the ninth grade at glassboro high. he started to admire her 1995 bmw and i said if you work hard and make it to the nfl the car was his. >> corey turned out to be a star before becoming an undrafted free agent with the birds ways standout player with glassboro high before heading to wisconsin. she had a feel that the time would come she would see corey in a nfl uniform and her bmw. >> this past saturday she made good on her bet.
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as for his reaction when she told him to come pick it up. >> excited. like the ninth grade boy that first admired it. >> "action news" caught up with corey clement. how he feels about her staying good with her word good so many people that i can go back to and have a friendly conversation and count on and people like her demonstrate good character coming from glass brocks new jersey. >> she made it clear she expects nothing in return just that he continues to fulfill his childhood dream. >> the gang from sesame street took a road trip to make a special appearance at philadelphia hospital today. bert and ernie and count von count was were there to perform the holiday show. they did singing and danceling and smiles on the faces of young
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eagles getting back to work for russel wilson and the seattle seahawks and the eagles are favored by a touch down. on the road. the best team in the nfl they won nine games in a row and getting tons of national attention. you know what makes this eagles team special humility and the desire to get better. jeff skversky checks in with the eagles. >> carson wentz is a king in philadelphia. he leads the nfl in wins and touch downs and even king james himself took notice. >> my favorite player now is carson wentz. >> i was a kid watching him as a rookie and quite the talent one of the most impressive athletes in the world so humbling to hear that stuff. >> but wentz is not focused on the praise and mvp talk he is
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focused on seattle. the 10-1 is not good enough. >> we go back in the film room and break down all the things we could have done better, last week the turnovers and penalties and missing throws, those things happen. we believe the best is still ahead of us. >> wentz and the eagles will cocrowned nfc east champs as early as thursday night. but hanging the banner up there is not good enough for this team. they want to hang a super bowl banner. that is the goal for this team. >> the eagles won a bunch of nfc east titles we are proud of it but there is something bigger we strive for. >> i think we'll be satisfied. when the goal we have, we reach the goal. and we achieve that goal. i'm not going speak on it. >> we can all guess what that
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is? >> the eagles mind set carried them this far and hope it carries them into february. jeff skversky, channel 6 "action news." >> who is in and who is out? the sixers will have the two big stars for the game against the widths ards, joel embiid will play but sit tomorrow in boston. embiid is not clear to play on back to back nights and simmons is set to go as well. he was nursing a sprained ankle and was cleared during shoot around this evening. >> ben is put on ice a bit to make sure we deliver him to the game night. i feel if there is anything that is most important, my greatest responsibility is to deliver him to this court in front of their fans so they can play like their hair is on fire. we are not playing poorly those were flyers gm's hextall's words last night after the ninth
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loss in a row. they showed zero life and is not singling out the head coach and that the loss falls on everyone and the players are looking for answers. >> the game is not where it is suppose to be, we have to find a way. it's unacceptable and are you down 2 and go down in the third it's sad. we have to focus and we have to look at ourselves and take it one game at a time. >> got to turn this thing around somehow. >> are you okay to play back to back nights. >> back to back sports cast are tough for me. >> lets continue -- all right mayor kenney welcomes army and navy back to philadelphia. the coaches and players of each team attended the luncheon for
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each. and the rival teams face off for the 118th time on december 9th at lincoln financial field. michael: i'm thankful that
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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 the ice rink's christmas village. hey cecily. >> i do jim i'm getting into the holiday spirit here and we have the philadelphia celebrates the holiday special at 7:30 and i couldn't wait i had to come down here and look at everything on my own and i am standing in
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front of the rothman ice rink and this is open seven days a week. and you can get exercise. and you are doing great. merry christmas! there you go. are you doing fantastic. and they have the little penguins if you have trouble you can kind of lean on. you don't know if they have them for adult size yet you can come down and do some shopping and check out the christmas tree and the weather is perfect. weather on the mild side second day in a row. yesterday' high 61 and today 64 and the normal high is 51. 10 to 13 degrees above normal. now that the sun has set if you head out there you want a winter coat and temperatures are dropping off quickly. philadelphia 56 degrees now and the suburbs dropping into the 40s and allentown 47 and reading 47 and trenton currently 52 degrees, we had a cold front move through earlier in the afternoon. behind it though clearing skies
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and satellite 6 along with action radar showing not a cloud in the sky tonight and with that, it's going to get quite a bit cooler than last night. last night was milder philadelphia the low 44 and tonight philadelphia down to 37 degrees and reading 27 degrees and millville 30 and trenton down to 33 degrees. tomorrow is the last day of november and temperatures will be about 10 degrees cooler than today. that being said it's not going to be all that cold. it starts at 37 degrees at 7:00. by 10:0045 degrees, 1:00, 52 and should reach a high of 54 degrees. again slightly above normal but 10 degrees cooler than today. i have a lot of people asking me when will we get some real good cold weather? well there are signs that starting next thursday there say pattern that will allow for cold temperatures. we are looking at a big ridge to the west. notice that dip in the jet stream in the east. below normal temperatures, the
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greatest below will be situated farther to the west across the ohio and tennessee valleys but we'll likely have below normal temperatures into the mid-atlantic and there are signs that it could be a little unsettled. so snow lovers stay tuned on that. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast tomorrow pretty decent weather wrerk looking at partly sunny skies and temperatures 10 degrees cooler than today. and for late november standards, the last day of november not that cool and friday as we welcome in december mostly sunny and nice weather. 53 degrees and we'll have early showers on friday before day break and most of us are sleeping and that is with a cold front. behind that cold front the cooler air arrives with the milky sky and 49 degrees and sunday it brightens up 55 degrees and monday sun and clouds and 53 and tuesday ahead of another cold front we warm up to 58 degrees and mostly cloudy and that cold front will likely
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bring us rain on wednesday with a high of 54 degrees. much cooler air arriving behind that system by thursday. so i'm here at dillworth park enjoying the holiday season. everyone in the holiday spirit now? >> yay! >> we got a lot of people here. thank you. please tune in to our special. philadelphia celebrates the holidays at 7:30 and rick williams is joining me. back to you jim. >> you got it. we'll be watching. abc world news tonight with david muir is next on channel 6. and "action news" continues at 10:00 on phl 17 with brian taff, sharrie williams and ducis rogers. and please join us for "action news" at 11:00 on choice. for the entire "action news" team i'm jim gardner. we open you'll join us at 11:00.
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tonight, as we come on the air, the stunning allegations growing. matt lauer, fired from nbc. accused of inappropriate sexual behavior. late today, multiple women with new allegations. and lauer's emotional cohost left to deliver the news after learning just before going on the air this morning. tonight, the new arrest. the suspected serial killer, a basketball player who graduated from st. john's. president trump igniting a firestorm, tweeting out extremist videos, one proven false. tonight, the white house saying whether the video is real or not, it doesn't matter. your money, your taxes tonight. president trump's new tax plan. who wins, who loses? and does he have the votes? the stunning moment in court. the convicted war criminal suddenly drinking poison in court, shouting out a message. news on the missing toddler tonight, vanishing from


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