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meteorologist, melissa magee, is at the big board with the details from accuweather. >> hi there rick, we issued the accuweather alert because of the snow that is falling, a minor snowfall event across the region and high impact as far as the timing in time for the afternoon and evening ride home. a winter weather advisory for the i-95 corridor and for south jersey and delaware, it starts at 1:00 today and lasting through 9:00 this evening, we are anticipating several inches of snowfall. right now in the city 28 degrees and colder air draining southward from the north and 17 in the poconos and 4 in allentown and lancaster 28 and 28 degrees in atlantic city. here is stormtracker 6 live double scan radar 3-d you see the snow start to blossom from the southwest to the northeast. and it continues to do so as we go throughout the rest of today. future tracker 6 letting you know by 4:00 this afternoon we
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have the snow it's light in nature and steady across much of our region. so as far as the impacts and what to expect. the snowfall we are expecting about 1:00 today just moderate concerns and as we get into 3:00, 4:00 and 5:00 and 6:00 this evening, we anticipate the heaviest and steadiest snowfall across the region and by 7:00 the snow starts to taper from a west east direction across the region and reduced visibilities and slow-downs on the roads. how much snow we are expecting it depends on where you live, details on that in the full accuweather forecast. >> thank you. as the snow approaches schools in the area decided to dismiss their students early. the schools are running on the bottom of your screen and get a complete and details list by logging on to our website at 6abc.com. >> and this reminder keep up with changes to the wintry forecast on your phone or
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tablet. real time views from stormtracker 6 live double scan, and the 6 abc is a free download for the mobile device. a culture at penn state university is back in the spotlight. the prosecutors released a report in the wake of a pledge's drinking death. and backlash continues to grow at fraternities across the country over hazing concerns. elizabeth herr has the details. >> reporter: the alleged hazing death of tim piazza prompted a grand jury investigation on hazing and excessive alcohol conassumption at the university's fraternities and it's now completed. >> prosecutors revealing the panels recommendations. >> sure the currently deficient hazing law. hazing is only a misdemeanor and that is not sufficient. >> piazza died in february as he pledged, and 26 of his former
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fraternity brothers have now been charged and many facing alligations from reckless endangerment to manslaughter and the students led the investigators to believe that the security camera in the basement was not working but instead the members of the fraternity deleted the video and the now recovered video shows the brothers giving piazza 18 drinks in less than 90 minutes. >> talk to your children and tell them not to get involved in this nonsense and the crack down growing across the country and an alleged hazing incident at the university of houston led to the indictment of an entire fraternity. and suspending all fraternity events. anding a branch.
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and a report called on the university to regulate drinking rather than hold a fraternity council responsible. abc news new york. and our coverage of the penn state hazing investigation continues on 6abc.com. there you can read the the grand jury's entire report and videos and a timeline and much more about the case at 6abc.com. all right breaking news now at northeast philadelphia and chopper 6 hd is over the scene of an accident at levity street and two cars you see at the scene. fire officials are there along with emergency officials and yellow tape indicative of a crime scene or accident scene and one smashing head-on into the fire truck. this is the 500 block of levic street in the northeast. and the accident happened at 12:20 just about 15 minutes ago. officials are on the scene
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trying to investigate what happened a fire truck colliding with two civilian vehicles. we'll bring you more information as it becomes available to us. one may fair neighborhood was decked with christmas cheer but the ornaments were stripped by a thief. and today police finally caught a suspect. a snowman, a polar bear and festive pumpkins, since halloween, and jim says his home was hit three times and the decorations were snatched from his front lawn and he was not alone. >> i was disappointed and losing faith in the neighborhood. >> i took the whole day to put my decorations up and i came home and they were missing and i was upset. the christmas spirit was lost. >> turned out police say one resident is behind multiple thefts of holiday decorations on streets surrounding the 3100 block of brighton and they serve aid search warrant in the
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woman's home overnight and found tons of stolen items and the goal is to gather enough food to buy 5300 meals for those in need this season. the toyota tundra's haul away hung re food drive and 6 abc is proud to be part of the event with all the food going to philabundance. >> reporter: hi rick, we are at the tail end of a major operation, lets show you what is going on right now. the tundras pull up and the forklifts pull up the nonperishable food and put them in trailers on the left. this is a major event for philabundance who says that hunger is a crisis in the philadelphia area. >> hunger is not a problem but a crisis that impacts one in five people. 20% of our neighbors go to bed every night not knowing where
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their next meal is coming from. that is why the convoy of toyota tundras are so important. 75 trucks in all. all packed with pallets of food that will help feed our neighbors facing hunger as the trucks roll in they empty the beds of some 70 tons of food and it's the 11th year that the tri-state toyota dealers helped to put the drive in food drive. >> they put oil in their home owe heat their home or feed their kids. >> and this allows philabundance to serve 350,000 meals around philadelphia. and while this event is a huge help she encourages the public to help in other ways. >> volunteering and donate. for everyone dollar we can donate two meals to people in
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need. >> and share the facebook page and the news and helping to spread the word about hunger and find solutions to feeding those in need. >> reporter: and 6 abc is a proud partner with this toyota tundra haul away hunger food drive. you see the food being put in the trailer as we speak. the food will end up on tables in pennsylvania and new jersey, as early as next week. and definitely in time for a merry christmas. reporting live channel 6 "action news." >> nice story thank you. here is a story making us philly proud this noon. ninth graders in south philadelphia committed to graduating high school in four years, the commitment to graduation ceremony was happening at philadelphia high school and took part in a pinning ceremony and the event helps the district reach the goal of 100% of students graduate or ready for college or
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their career. the rancocas valley junior reserve training corps demonstrating their skills in front of local veterans and 175 cadets provide drills and marching in uniform. part of the annual inspection required by the u.s. navy. >> more ahead on "action news" at 12:30, a growing trend making its way to maternity words across the country and how gentle c-sections a more mindful way to give birth. and sixers star ben simmons could give back in a big way this holiday season. we'll tell you about it when "action news" comes right back.
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any the fbi fashional academy sceremony for law enforcement. >> reporter: president trump spoke before local and foreign
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law enforcement officials at various agencies at the fbi national academy graduation today. >> the president of the united states has your back 100%. [ applause ] but on his way to quantico the president repeated his critiques of the fbi. >> it's a shame what happened with the fbi but we'll rebuild the fbi and bigger and better than ever. the level of anger of what they are witnessing with respect to the fbi is very sad. >> the anger by many republicans that revelations of two special counsel of robert mueller's team shows a conflict of interest. lisa paige wrote god trump say loathe some human. and mueller removed them after learning of the messages and
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paige was gone already only the team for a brief period. but it's a common theme from the first year since the firing of james comey and writing the fbi is in tatters. that his own director christopher ray disputes. >> the fbi i see is respected and appreciated by our partners in federal and state and local law enforcement and the intelligence community and our foreign counterparts. >> the president seemed to receive his greatest line of applause when he argued for the the death penalty for anyone that kill aid police officer. but what we saw today was two very different messages to law enforcement from the president just moments apart. a group of workers at a warehouse is recognized for stopping a group of robbers from getting away and it shows the robbers in a red car next to a
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construction van there. they tried to grab tools but there was a worker inside and the construction worker jumped on the forklifts blocking the robbers from getting away. mothers giving a c-section called the gentle c, it could change the experience for the mother and baby. the mother can see the baby the moment the the baby is born. and keep chat to minimum so mom and dad can hear the first cry. >> the gentle c is the same technique but we try to corporate mom in the same process. >> it was amazing and withes first i don't remember meeting him for the first time and this was totally different.
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>> the gentle c is an alternative for moms that must have a c-section and in an emergency situations a gentle c may not be possible. still ahead on "action news" at 12:30, another check of the forecast. sky 6 hd showing you the rothman ice rink where the flakes should be falling any moment now. melissa magee has the update from accuweather when "action news" continues. a dvt in my leg. i had to learn all i could to help protect myself. my doctor and i choose xarelto® xarelto®... to help keep me protected. xarelto® is a latest-generation blood thinner... ...that's proven to treat and reduce the risk of dvt and pe blood clots from happening again. in clinical studies, almost 98% of patients on xarelto® did not experience another dvt or pe.
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sixers star ben simmons was a huge off the court. as he joined special families on a shopping spree at target in philadelphia. and simmons picked up the tab. the nonprofit unity with community helped them fine the families that need the the most assistance. >> it's hard to keep up with bills and provide christmas for him. i didn't know how i was going to
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do it. >> simmons said it meant so much to see the smiles on the children's faces like that one. melissa magee is here now with the latest from accuweather. an interesting weekend and warmer next week. >> before we get into that we have the snow falling today. >> i was trying to change the subject. >> but we can't. if we don't see it it's not there. no, it's happening. here is stormtracker 6 live double scan you can see we are tracking the snowfall now especially nor areas south and west and go in tighter with street level stormtracker 6 live double scan filling in and getting flurries in philadelphia and reports in newcastle county in delaware of light snow thanks to our viewers on twitter. the snow continues to develop across much of our region as we go throughout much of the afternoon from a southwest to northwest direction. here is the picture outside. sky 6 hd looking at ben franklin bridge, on this friday afternoon we have got lots of clouds
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around and it will only be a matter of time before the moisture makes its way down to the lower levels of the atmosphere and the snow continues to fall. satellite 6 along with action radar it's dry and quiet across much of our region right now wren tracking the snow that will continue to work its way into the region so we'll take a look at the call from accuweather for the rest of today. it's mostly cloudy and we do have snow that will continue as we go through the rest of afternoon and evening hours. the high temperature today coming in at 32 and most spots stay below freezing as we go throughout the rest of tonight. and the snow is ending by about 6:00, 7:00 tonight and still cold. 26 degrees is the overnight low with the south southwesterly winter with winds of 6 to 18 miles per hour. we are timing out the precip and dry now in most spots and this continues into the afternoon. so 4:00 today. we have the snow developing across the area. and i do think there will be a ban that sets up south and east
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of philadelphia. by 8:00 the moisture is starting to push offshore and the winter weather advisory we have up starts at 1:00 and ends at 9:00 in the evening. so this is a short duration event we are tracking as the snow developing. expected snowfall a coating and inch for the neighbors to the northern and west. a coat and in lancaster and reading and philadelphia close toward 1 to 2 inches of snowfall and 1 to 3 inches in new jersey and delaware but a heavier band of precipitation of snowfall that moves into just to the east of philadelphia down across central sections and interior portions of south jersey through the rest of today. key time, with our accuweather alert. 1:00 through 7:00. bad timing for the evening rush than ride home. temperatures are near freezing so what falls sticks on the ground quickly and reduces the visibility in much of the area,
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give yourself extra time and expect slow-downs and delays, here is the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast we are tracking the afternoon and evening snow. 1 to 3 inches and brisk and chilly and high temperature of 4-and sunday increasing clouds and 41 for the high. late sunday into monday. the possibility of light rain sunday night. mostly cloudy and spotty showers 49 and mild by tuesday, a nice day 54 for a high and 45 on wednesday and cooler by then and partly sunny and cool on thursday, high of 47. >> tuesday looks great. >> a good one. a good weekend for shopping, if you are still in the need of holiday gifts peddlers village is a good way to do shopping as well. >> you can find something for everyone on your list. peddlersville able is where santa goes for gift ideas. it's 70 shops, set in a country
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village. you can get all of your holiday shopping done in one location. >> absolutely. everything you need. >> lets go shopping. the cookery ware shop keeps every kitchen lover happy. >> all the finite ems for the chef. holiday trays. >> great gift for a hostess gift. >> or holiday an aprons and stocking stuffers and if you have a wine lover -- fill this bad boy up. -- the gift from the book shop. >> for kids and adults. >> and dan brown's latest novel and the harry potter series and the written world. and the book of stories from the beginning of time. >> and other fun finds. >> every once in a while you test out your eyesight. and shoppers can enjoy the million lights that sparkle at
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night. >> everybody like the displays and the annual gingerbread competition is on display. >> it's amazing what the creators come up with. >> i used to do this with my mom but i would always eat the candy. >> and gingerbread workshops. >> and can you pick up locally made confections. >> we have brittle and cotton candy and jams and jellies and put together a nice little gift basket. >> and 12 beers on tap. >> they have set up a tap room for thirsty christmas shoppers. >> hang out and relax and have a sip and do some shopping. >> and take ta your brew along while you shop. hot cider with a figure in the peddlers village tasting room. >> all the beautiful landscaping and have a cocktail at the same time. >> and have bottles of their
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hand crafted spirits. all of them are made from locally grown grains and million dollars at an 18th century grist mill. as down home as you can get. the local touch is part of the peddlers village shopping experience. >> that will keep you warm and cozy too. i'm melissa magee. copd makes it hard to breathe.
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get your first prescription free at anoro.com. closing in on one more check of your forecast. we have the winter weather advisory up and a picture outside to show you. the advisory is up for south jersey and delaware. and you see the snow on the terrace. outside it's starting to fall and light in nature and as we say 1 to 3 inches across the region and the problem is that it's coming for the afternoon
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and evening commute and the ride home as you look at the computer models we are calling for 1 to 3 inches and the heaviest pockets is in south jersey and central portions of south jersey too. >> they want you on the terrace right away. >> they didn't fall for it. >> we continue to track the snow blanketing the area and adam joseph has the latest from accuweather and keep a close eye on the roads for the evening rush and sharrie williams has more from the trip to los angeles and star wars the last jedi. now for the entire "action news" team i'm rick williams be careful out there we'll see you here later today.
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let's get cozy! because today, there's no place like home for the holidays. i'm in the kitchen with the fabulous allison janney. let's just stand like this for the rest of the show. then, clinty claus invites his friends, chris fowler and jennifer dempster to his workshop. plus, what's michael's perfect holiday dish that reminds him of home? find out right now on "the chew!" [ cheers and applause ] thank you. good afternoon. welcome to "the chew." [ cheers and applause ] all right, everyone, i want you to simmer down. i want you to close your eyes and picture this.

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