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turned toward god and toward the values that have long made our country the freest and greatest in the world. we removed a symbol that was being used to divide us and we found a strength that united us. there's an important lesson in this. in many parts of society today, whether in popular culture, academia, the media or politics, there's a tendency to falsely equate noise with results. some people think that you have to be the loudest voice in the room to make a difference. that's just not true. often the best thing we can do is turn down the volume. when the sound is quieter, you can actually hear what someone else is saying and that can make a world of difference. of course, that doesn't mean we won't have strong disagreements. we will. and as we usher in this new era, republicans will stand up for
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our beliefs. if we held the white house, taxes would be lower for working families and we'd put the brakes on run away spending and debt. we would encourage american innovation and success instead of dem monizing them. the economy would soar and good jobs would be available across the country. we would reform education so it worked best for students, parents, and teachers, not washington bureau grats and union bosses. we would end the disastrous health care system and replace it with reforms that lowered costs and actually let you keep your doctor. we would respect differences in modern families but we would also ip cyst on respect for religious liberty as a corner stone of our democracy. we would recognize the importance of the separation of powers and honor the constitution in its entirety and, yes, that includes the
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second and tenth amendments. we would make international agreements that were celebrated in israel and protested in iran, not the other way around. and rather than just thanking our brave men and women in uniform, we would actually strengthen our military. so both our friends and our enemies would know that america seeks peace, but when we fight wars, we win them. we have big decisions to make. our country is being tested, but we've been tested in the past, and our people have always risen to the challenge. we have all the guidance we need to be safe and successful. our forefathers paved the way for us. let's take their values and their strengths and rededicate ourselves doing whatever it takes to keep america the greatest country in the history of man and woman. thank you. good night. and god bless.
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>> governor nikki haley with the republican response from the state of south carolina. we're in washington, d.c., tonight. coverage will continue on fox and my network station which is coming up on the east coast. analysis begins now on fox news channel on satellite and cable. for all of us at fox news, i'm shepherd smith in washington. good night.
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>> right now our first blast of snow moving out it came in fast. take look at this view from penn's landing. burst of snow hit in northampton county. a viewer e-mailed us earlier tonight from bethlehem it looks like blizzard conditions out there. shopping center now compared to snow bursts earlier to right n now. live look at reading on the right no more snow that clipper moved out of here just as fast as it came in. >> and you can see it is long gone on life radar. let's take peek at it right now. but our winter blast isn't over. we have another arctic chip coming on through. good evening, i'm lucy noland.
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>> i'm iain page. >> let's get right over to kathy orr track wagon that squall left behind and the cold ahead kathy. >> not of one saw the heavy burst of snow but everyone will feel these brutal winds and bitterly cold wind chills if you step out tonight you will know what i'm talking about. ultimate doppler a few more snow flurries through south jersey and along the jersey shore. skies are clearing and it's cold our first snow accumulator in the poconos over an inch. gilbertsville .9. temple this is in berks county close to an inch the same in phoenixville and allentown lehigh valley .70 of an inch of snow. the big story is the win. a wind advisory in effect for the entire region until 5:00 o'clock tomorrow morning. we're talking about cold temperatures already 33 in philadelphia. 19 in the poconos. 32 in wilmington and 25 degrees in reading. the current wind gust gusting to 40 already in the poconos. like a tropical storm force gust. gusting to 40 miles an hour. combine the two and it feels
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like it's much colder in the teens in philadelphia. the single numbers in allentown and the poconos it feels like zero. come tomorrow morning, you step out the door, 7am lit feel like four below in the poconos. that whipping wind will take the warmth away from your skin and pottstown it feels like five. in philadelphia it feels like seven. it is going to be a brutally cold day. we'll talk about how long that chill is going to last and our next system that will be on our radar for the weekend. for now we'll send it back to you. >> thank you very much, kathy. another look right now at the white conditions during tonight's squalls. a viewer tweeted us this video from spring city, chester county and moving to bucks county mark tweeted us this picture of the snow coating the grass tonight. remember, when weather hits, we want to see wait look hike where you live. look live at trenton just tweet us your pictures and videos using the hash tag fox 29. you can also head to our fox 29 facebook page. skyfox over the scene of a tragedy. flames rushing through a row home no wilmington claiming the
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lives of two young children. one child toddler the other just an infant. fox 29's shawnette wilson joins us live from wilmington tonight. shawnette. >> reporter: iain a family of nine lived in this home. a mother and father and their seven children. the mother and the two-year-old did get out okay. the mother is in the hospital but her two young daughters died in the fire. >> i tried and i couldn't save them two kids in there it killed me. erin mcmannis was overwhelmed with emotion after learning that two children he says he tried to safe died in a fire. >> i made it as far as past the kitchen and there was too much smoke. high to come back out. >> reporter: fire broke out in a home on north monroe street in wilmington just aft 4:00 this afternoon. investigators say an ambulance passing by noticed flames an woman in the front door with a two-year-old. firefighters arrived to a devastating scene. >> once they started moving around the home is when they located three month old and a three-year-old female that were
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already deceased. >> reporter: heavy flames were the shooing from the second floor and first floor front rooms. >> go nap that heat and flames to try to get to a child is difficult situation. >> reporter: the fire was contained to that one home. but damage utility lines that forced neighbors to be evacuated. mcmannis says he was hurt trying to get in as firefighters arrived. he was just getting back from the hospital when we spoke to him. >> it went through my jacket and my hoodie and punctured my left side. high to get two stitches on my side. if my kids was in there i would want somebody to get my kids. i tried and i couldn't save them two kids in there. >> reporter: and back here live, the mother we're told is in critical but stable condition at crozer hospital. that two-year-old who did get out with her is with family tonight. the other children and the father were not at home at the time of the fire. the cause is still under investigation. lucy. >> shawnette. delaware state police say they have are a revved the man behind a violent road rage incident. police say in december adam
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meadows was driving through pike creek. they say another driver claimed meadows cut them off. they honked their horn. police say meadows ended up throwing trash and beebee pellets at them damaging their car. investigators say he actually through the pellets with his hand. he's facing a couple of charges and is free on bond. neshaminy high school basketball coach accused of of getting physical with a ref is back at school but not on the court. jerry devine return to the classroom today as a special ed teacher in neshaminy high. but he remains suspended as coach as video showed devine confronting a referee after he disagreed with a foul call during a game earlier this mon month. when another referee approach him the coach appeared to head butt the ref and knock him to the floor. developing now in the persian gulf, iran is promising to safely return 10 u.s. sailors and their boats that drifted into iranian waters within the next few hours. iran had accused of the sailors of trespassing in the country's waters but the pentagon says, they had mechanical issues and
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started to drift. pentagon spokesperson says iran and the us are in contact and that iran ab sure the us a safe exchange of the sailors and their boats. president barack obama making his final state of the union address tonight. the president says with confidence that the state of the union is strong. president obama talking about a promising economy in america. he says the us still has the most durable and strongest economy in the world. the president says word of america's fee he economy being in decline is nothing but political hot air and claims our enemies are getting stronger. >> i so will learn the same lessons that terrorists before them. if you doubt america's commitment or mine to see that justice is done, just ask osama bin laden. >> and the president called all americans to stay active to be good citizens in tonight's audience bran dan plannerring was the guest of first lady michelle obama. 12 year old has created an
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organization that feeds the hungry. he'll be on good day tomorrow to talk about the experience. south carolina governor nicky haley gave tonight's republican response ranging from the challenges of fighting terrorism to challenges facing americans and their bank accounts. she says the president is falling short when it comes to the economy. >> many americans are still feeling the squeeze of an economy twenty two weak to raise income levels. we're feeling a crushing national debt, a health care plan that has made insurance less affordable and doctors less available. and chaotic unrest in many of our cities. >> haley adding among other things that if republicans control the white house, taxes would be lower and the military would be stronger. also in attendant at tonight's address pennsylvania state trooper alec douglas one of the troopers ambushed last year in pike county. his colleague died. douglas appeared on greta on fox news tonight and talk about the incident. >> when i first hit i thought it
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wasn't so bad. i was hit in the leg area. but as far as i knew it was pretty bad. i mean, i lost so much blood that was one of the biggest areas according to the doctors that carries your blood flow through. so i had multiple blood transfusions at the time. >> trooper douglas was invited to attend tonight's state of the union address by pennsylvania senator pat toomey. developing story out of camden county right now. a judge has arraigned dj creato the father charged of hurting his three-year-old son. he reported little brendan missing in october. police dog found the child's body three hours later. >> today we're hearing about a possible motive behind it all we want to warn you some of the details could be hard to listen to. fox 29's chris o'connell is live in camden tonight. chris, the motive that prosecutors are laying out troubling. >> reporter: yeah, iain, horrible details. were learned today that three-year-old brendan creato was a victim of smothering or strangulation at the hands of
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his own father. camden county prosecutors laying out the case today against 22-year-old david dj creato as he sits in camden county jail on $750,000 bail. >> as such the cause of death in this case is most appropriately homicide al violence. >> reporter: homicide al violence that's how investigators say three-year-old brendan creato died. wearing shackles and a blue jail jumpsuit his father 22-year-old david dj creato made his first appearance in court. the shocking motive, prosecutors say, creato killed his son because he'd become a hinderance in his own growing relationship to his 17-year-old girlfriend he met on the social media site tinder. >> he repeatedly threat toned to break up the defendant. >> reporter: relationship between creato and his girl friend grew more intense. at one point exchanging more than 9,000 text messages over four months. prosecutors say jealous creato
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became worried his girlfriend may leave him for another man. >> and he describes his own state of mind that monday night as jealous and paranoid that he was going to lose his girl friend. >> reporter: brendan's lifeless body was discovered near the cooper river on october 13th. a short walk from creato' home. he was found in his pajamas with clean socks. found near the muddy river bank so investigators don't think he walk there on his own. creato's attorney thinks there's very little evidence against his klein. >> circumstantial is certainly the word i can think to use and as you heard me say in open court, it's a weak circumstantial case. >> reporter: his parents say they're standing by their son. >> we love our son. >> we love him very much and we support him through all of this. may justice prevail. >> reporter: as details of the death were released reaction from the community has been swift. >> he need to be where he at. >> reporter: isn't jail?
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>> yes. he needs to be. if it's true, that's where he needs to be. never get out. >> around children all the time i can't imagine everybody trying to hurt a child. >> reporter: sources telling us tonight that david creato is being held here at a special unit at the camden county jail under constant supervision by correct al officers. iain isn't chris, thank you. schoolbus with kids on board slams into a parked car. police say the driver admitted taking prescription drugs before getting behind the wheel. what else they found in her purse that has her in even bigger trouble. >> this guy breaks through the glass door and heads straight for the weeds. how this crime could put unsuspecting folks behind bars. >> a first for a school for schools girl on the mainline. one student now identifies as a boil how the school is handling its first transgender student. >> counselor rushes in to save a student's live.
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then this guy makes his move. why police say the thief may have been at the school in the first place. >> and her battle with cancer captured hearts around our area and the nation. today little lea still hit a major milestone. why there's reason to celebrate. ♪
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after mild start to the winter the area seeing the first snowfall of the season tonight. viewers tweeted us a few pictures seemingly eager for official winter start. >> tonight philadelphia police are looking for these guys. they wept into an at&t store in eastwick area. ripped off displays and got away with thousands of dollars of
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merchandise. meanwhile business owners say it's not the first time the area has been a target. dave schratwieser joins us live at police headquarters tonight. dave? >> reporter: iain, these young thieves were in and out of that store in a matter of seconds leaving destruction in their wake tonight police tell us they made off with over $6,000 in stolen electronic equipment. >> they look to be between 14 and 17 years old. >> reporter: it was just before 11:00 in the morning two teenaged bandits walked into the at&t store looked around and quickly began helping themselves to very expensive phones and tablets. literally tearing them from their security cables. >> they were two young kids walked in and started ripping things off the wall. >> kind of scary knowing that people have, you know, intention of doing this while people are working and stuff like that. >> reporter: big-time theft happened at this at&t store in the penrose plaza shopping center on the 2900 block of island avenue in southwest
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philadelphia. female employee told police, the teenaged thieves struck moments after the store opened. >> this is an incident that scares people. scares employees. scares businesses and sometimes they'll just close the doors and move. >> reporter: they targeted i pads, i phones and i-pad minute niece and helped themselves to several high-end samsung products. >> only one employee working at the time. she did the right thing standing back and let them take the items. the items valued around sick thousand dollars. >> reporter: police say last year when the iphone six came out, this store and the t mobile across the street were also targeted. the suspects got away with over $200,000 in merchandise. in the earlier case, thieves broke through a wall in a vacant store next to the at&t store to gain entry. police and employees are troubled by the suspect's agents, security has now been tightened. >> now she has somebody that had come in with her she won't have to be alone. >> having it happen here is kind of eye opening because it can
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happen. >> we're fully confident the offenders may be in the vicinity. parents not even know. >> reporter: no one was injured in this incident. again no arrests were made in those earlier robberies either. if you have any information you can call philadelphia police at 215686 tips. iain? >> dave, thank you. new jersey governor chris christie delivering his state of the state address earlier today. he says the garden state is strong and growing even stronger every day. christie says he's proud what the state has accomplished in the past year. government nor applauded those who helped sim apply if i the state's tax coder and talked about efforts the state has taken to help those addicted to drugs. as far as jobs christie says things look promising there as well. >> we achieved the best private sector job growth in new jersey in 15 years. after create nothing jobs for eight years, we've created 224,000 new jobs in the last six
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years. >> as of governor gave his address a couple dozen protesters stood outside the state house in trenton. they accused the governor of focusing more on his presidential run than the state of new jersey. a first for prestigious school for girls on the mainli mainline. a high school student identifies as a boy and is talking about it and now the single sex school trying to address an issue that other institutions have already confronted. fox 29's dawn timmeney has the story. >> i think it had to happen and i think, um, it's a quandary. it's not going to be a win/win in any way. >> reporter: jacobs reaction to go news that a student at agnes irwin school a private girls school in rosemont recently came out as a transgender. jacobs class of 1959 and a class representative says it's a sign of the times. >> clearly they're researching now, they're meeting, they're getting advisers. the box is open and now a
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decision will have to be made. >> reporter: students learn the news in an as sell blee last friday and reportedly received specific instructions on the student's new name and proper pronoun usage. the head of school notified parents in an e-mail yesterday. it reads in part "we learned that an upper school student who has been a member of our community for many years identifies as a transgender. the student shared this fact with classmates within this individual's grades as well as advisers for the grade. "the letter states in girls schools such as our this subject raises particularly complexion issues. >> i know the school will do its best. i can see so many different issues at stake for the safety of the child, for the well-being of the child. >> reporter: alum davis says she she is the student was brave to come forward. the student is said to be in 11th grade and wants to stay. >> i'd like to see the student be able to make that decision rather than the school but i think policy on retention will
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pro 10 shallly be necessary moving forward. >> reporter: the agnes irwin school for girls was founded by its name sake back in 1869. a great granddaughter of benjamin franklin. >> she was an innovator, way ahead of her time when she started the school she would look to take a leadership stance on this. >> reporter: some alumni and parents feel the school should say a progressive stance. if the student identifies as a boy the student should not no longer be able to attend an all girls school. the board will make the final determination on agnes irrelevant rin's trance jent policy. dawn timmeney fox 29 news. >> tomorrow night just about this time you could ab billionaire. you could be a billionaire. i could be a billionaire. >> amazing. you got to buy a powerball ticket and got to match all the little numbers. little thing like that. whoever is in charge of chaining
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these billboards, iain, thinking their very busy thanks to the record powerball jackpot. it just keeps going up. it's now at $1.5 billion. >> change it tomorrow. >> i can't even say it. crazy. the jackpot has been rolling on sin the beginning of november. so someone finally win? it could be you, the fattest way to find out is watch that drawing life on wednesday at 11:00. that's tomorrow only on fox 29. pizza delivery drivers first night on the job he's threaten at gun point but it wasn't a rob bro. what police say was so upsetting about the pizza that customers grabbed his gun. handcuffed on a flight accused of of shoving a flight attendant. what witnesses say fell out of the guy's pocket before he went on the attack. and get ready. changes just announced coming to your favorite philly sweet tre treat. >> now with tomorrow's traffic here's bob kelly. good evening, everybody.
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going to be a rough go tomorrow morning as we get out of the gate here. hopefully the wind will dry the roads off. but still be ready for -- give yourself extra tim for the morning rush hour f you're getting a late start after 9:00 o'clock penndot will be working eastbound between gulph mills and montgomery drive with the storm from tonight into early tomorrow expect rifle delays tomorrow morning at the airport and of course that will turn around and just create that domino effect for departure delays. check with your airline and tomorrow morning be extra careful on all of the platforms and the buses for the morning rush. we'll have all the details the weather, the traffic we'll see you bright and early at four.
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our cosmetics line was a hit. the orders were rushing in. i could feel our deadlines racing towards us. we didn't need a loan. we needed short-term funding fast. building 18 homes in 4 ½ months? that was a leap. but i knew i could rely on american express to help me buy those building materials. amex helped me buy the inventory i needed. our amex helped us fill the orders. just like that. another step on the journey. will you be ready when growth presents itself? realize your buying power at the republicans in harrisburg were fighting each other over the state budget.
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that's right. each other. the republican state senate passed a responsible budget that "begins" to fund education but the republican house of representatives has insisted on a budget that fails to fund education and balloons the deficit. call your legislator, tell them to pass a budget that's right for pennsylvania.
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>> now your winning lottery numbers. ♪ snow coming down earlier tonight in cam. the squall dumping a dusting around the area but take look at the traffic nightmare after a squall in indiana. at least 30 cars in a pileup on i70. that's nearly two hours outside of indianapolis. three people were hurt. it took several hours before they could reopen the intersta interstate. >> affluenza mom tonya couch is out of jail. couch worked out of fort worth jail this morning. a judge reduced her bail from $1 million to 75,000. she's wearing an ankle monitor and now face as charge of hindering the apprehension of a
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felon. authorities believe she helped her son ethan flee the country to avoid meeting way probation officer. a judge had sentenced the teen to 10 years probation for driving drunk and causing a crash that killed four people. in 2013. authorities tracked down the two in mexico last month. in miami unruly passenger had to be handcuffed and taken off the plane aft witnesses say he got loud and pushed a flight attendant. witnesses caught video of the guy being escorted off and air marshall was able to get him under control. another witness says a bottle of liquor fell out of the guy's pocket when he got up. let's get over to kathy for quick look at our dropping temperatures. kathy? >> wow these numbers are falling really fast. they're going to really plunge overnight. right now in philadelphia 30. it's 17 in the poconos. lancaster 23. but look to the west in pittsburgh with that arctic front has been passed for couple hours it's only 14 degrees. during the overnight, temperatures falling even further. so we wake up in the morning waking up to temperatures in the
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teens and the 20s. now, we'll go to the mega million drawings. take a look. >> looking forward to that drawing tomorrow night. in the meantime a big polar blast for your wednesday morning. te


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