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Dec 26, 2016 4:30am EST
retailers prepare for posthole day rush. >>> a -- post holiday rush. >> pop star george michael has died, we'll tell you what we learned about his death. >> matt pellman is here along with karen rogers, did everybody have a great christmas? >> reporter: we did. we have a freezing rain advisory for allentown, reading, lancaster, up in the poconos it lasts until 4:00 p.m. we're dry in the region we're not seeing the freezing drizzle at the moment, but we have the potential for that. that's what we want to warn you heading to the north and west. in 4 in quakertown, 28. you see the temperatures below freezing. coatsville, 27. the i-95 corridor, levittown, 35, well above freezing in center city. 36. sitting at the freezing mark in chester. in south jersey, 32, 32 in hammonton, 33 in vineland, 37 in dover, delaware. as we look at satellite and radar you can see we're dry, we have the clouds that filled in. we start to see drizzle out to the west, currently near pittsburgh, as that heads through the area, that may be slippery north and west this morning. how about 50 degrees for the high t
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Oct 2, 2017 4:30am EDT
. >> the first round was the longest, george. it could have been more than 15 seconds. i'm not kidding. and i'm not just saying you know how people say oh, well, it sounded really long but it really wasn't. this was really long. at least 15 seconds of just assault rifle shooting and then i would say maybe a minute went by before i was able to get into this little dark room, like a production room and then the shooting started again. and there were two more rounds of shooting inside that room before we took the chance. we were taking a big chance. the exit of that room, george. we're next to the street. if your viewers can picture. we're contiguous to las vegas boulevard, we're right next to the fence which is right next to las vegas boulevard right next to crossing the street to the manndalay bay. we were not on the other side. so when we ran in the open we were fair game to being shot. we had to time it, take a leap of faith and pray. >> i can only imagine the time slowing down in a situation like that. >> yeah. it does and you break it down in your mind. but when you're laying on the
ABC
Aug 28, 2015 4:30am EDT
president george w.bush will be here today and bill clinton will visit tomorrow. matt, tam. >> coming up on "action news," a special trip across the golden state bridge honors an indy driver. >>> police shut down a comedian's lemonade stand. >> reporter: 66 degrees in philadelphia. 54 in allentown. 56 in millville. feeling cool out there in some spots. how will it look this afternoon? details in the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast coming up. >> new soup or lemonade for one year. police shut down a lemonade stand set up by jerry seinfeld's son. police reported told seinfeld they needed to have a permit and not holding up traffic with the stand. they say they were raising money for charity. not that there's anything wrong with that. >> reporter: shutting down the lemonade stand that's not right. no soup for them. storm tracker 6 live double scan around the region, we're dry in the area once again, staying dry, go outside and enjoy it. as we look live out there at. we have clear skies and full moon tomorrow. temperature, 66 degrees, the dewpoint continues to be way down at 54 degre
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Dec 9, 2015 4:30am EST
. tam. >> okay, thank you, matt. >>> george washington high school in northeast philadelphia has been plagued with violence a dangerous situation but now it's cost its principal his job. the latest assault was on a ninth grade teacher just this past monday. in recent months other fist fights have been captured on video and other teachers have also come under attack. the school district says yesterday it removed principal gene jones and replaced him with two co-principals in an over to the reset the climate at the school. >> we're going to be meeting with warrants. we're going to be meeting with students and staff to talk about how to move forward and improve the school. >> but students we spoke with don't think a change at the top will make any difference. >> still going to happen. nothing is going to change. adding more school police, nothing is going to change. people are going to be stupid regardless. >> kids still going to do what they do. therefore it wasn't no point to get rid of him. >> two of the three suspected students have been arrested and charged with aggravated assault.
ABC
Sep 26, 2016 4:30am EDT
kelly and baroni. accused of closing down the george washington bridge. he pleaded guilty to or which he orchestrating the plot. he was considered the bad cop to push chris christie's again before the port short authority of new york and new jersey. >> police say a man opened fire after a credit card was declined. >> smoke and strange smell scums from a tablet forces a commercial pilot to make an emergency landing. >> reporter: this morning we have jackets on the kids because it's a cool start. in some neighborhoods it's going to be in the 40s. this afternoon shorts and ts, rain arrives later tonight and how it will affect tomorrow morning's commute details in the seven day. >> rising floodwaters have forced several thousands of people to flee their homes in iowa. the cedar river will crest at 23 feet in cedar rapids tomorrow morning. the school district canceled classes through wednesday. >>> david murphy joined us, we're getting rain at some point. looks like late tonight and into tomorrow's rush hour we're going to get a little wet. sky6 live hd looking live along the jersey
ABC
Jan 13, 2015 4:30am EST
civil without pursuing truth for the injustices committed. >>> george zimmerman denies throwing a wine bottle at his ex-girlfriend. he says she threw it. police in orlando florida arrested zimmerman back on friday and charged him with aggravated assault. according to the police report just released zimmerman says he was just trying to prevent the woman from entering his home. zimmerman has had several run ins with authorities since his acquittal in the shooting death of trayvon martin. >> a juvenile court's unusual punishment for some students in georgia who kept jaywalking has some people talking. this dangerous intersection is adjacent to a high school in the area. there's a crosswalk about 50 yards up the street but most kids jaywalk across the five lane road. when they were ticketed for jaywalking the court has ordered the kids to pay a fine visit a funeral home and write their own mock obituaries for their parents in hopes of letting the risks of jaywalking sink in. >> 4:53. following a developing story. the husband of a missing burlington county woman faces questions from po
ABC
Jul 26, 2017 4:30am EDT
george shaw yesterday. the 57-year-old is charged with raping and killing barbara rowan of bensalem back in the 1980's when she was 14 years old. shaw maintains his innocence. the judge plans to announce his verdict on monday afternoon. >> operations for a natural gas pipeline will stop temporarily. a judge ordered work to come to a halt on the mariner east two pipeline yesterday. the judge wants the pennsylvania public utility commission to hear and then rule whether sunoco violated a 2015 settlement treatment of agreement with west goshen township. a hearing is scheduled in harrisburg for august 7th. >> the healthcare battle on capitol hill rages on today. [inaudible] >> the party suffered a major set back hours later when a proposal replacing large portions of the affordable care act failed to pass. abc's emily rau has the latest from washington. >> reporter: less than a week after going public with his brain cancer diagnose senator john mccain swooping in to cast a critical vote on healthcare and deliver a no so nonsense call to action for his senate colleagues. >> we have been spinn
ABC
Oct 11, 2017 4:30am EDT
has placed one of its professors on administrative leave. george ciccariello mar voiced his thoughts about the las vegas shooting in a series of tweets claiming the narrative of white victimization was behind the massacre. his account that clearly states his views do not affect the universities drew death threats. freshman carlos ortiz is from laugh. he feels the poly-sci professor crossed the line but shouldn't be punished for his opinions. >> i really believe like having the first amendment right is essential and i think he should say what he likes on twitter even though i don't agree with it. >> the university released a statement saying we believe this is a necessary step to ensure the safety our campus. >> happening today, president trump is headed to the pennsylvania capitol to talk about tax reform. the president will speak of the at harrisburg national air base this evening. the gop backed reform plan stream lines the tax code and calls for cuts. critics say it will increase the national debt. >>> the president shot down staff rumors on twitter late last night. the tweet said
ABC
Feb 16, 2016 4:30am EST
. >> george w. bush emerges from political hibernation to hit the campaign trail for his younger brother. "action news" will be right back. a are you busy? i'm just day-dreaming. about your dream trip to italy? yeah. with your sisters, to shop and see the sights. is it that obvious? you've been staring at that new instant game from the pennsylvania lottery. yeah, it's the price is right. with top prizes of $300,000. is that painting crooked, or is it just me? [announcer] want to see your dreams come to life? you could scratch your way to instant winning. the pennsylvania lottery. bring your dreams to life. [meow] meet one today. visit theshelterpetproject.org. adopt. >> be careful this morning. it's so slick out there. we just had enough slush and ice even though temperatures rising above freezing you're seeing in spots, secondary roads for sure. this is the tacony section, state road at princeton avenue. a lot of slush and ice especially in the turn lanes and sidewalks in some cases completely covered as well. we're switching to the flourtown area. 309 approaching paper mill road. we ha
ABC
Aug 16, 2016 4:30am EDT
. george the dog has taken a liking to a duck in tennessee. george's owner jackie says the pooch was depressed and not doing well following the loss of his best friend two years ago. then last week a duck appeared on her back porch. the two have been inseparatable. the duck likes the rest his bill on his leg. >> 4:57 and new this morning, reality star kendall jenner arrives home to find a stalker waiting for her. details on that coming up later. >> a small study suggests most parents do not know thousand put their children to bed safely. that story in health check later. >> ♪ my son has meningitis b. but how did we end up here? his mom thought he had the flu and that he was covered by the meningococcal meningitis vaccine he had received. until 2014 there were no vaccines for meningitis b in the u.s. now there are. while uncommon, meningitis b can lead to death within 24 hours. trumenba is a vaccine for 10 through 25 year olds to help prevent group b meningococcal disease. trumenba should not be given if you had a severe allergic reaction after a previous dose. most common side effe
ABC
May 19, 2016 4:30am EDT
judge is expected to issue a verdict on sunday. >>> george simmer man said the gun he used to kill trayvon martin with was sold. details of who bought it has not been released. critics called the auction an insensitive move. zimmerman said he was defending himself when he killed the unarmed teenager. >>> newly released dash cam video shows a woman's cars swerving around. she struck poles and flipped over and car caught fire. a state trooper ran to the vehicle and found the driver's baby upside still restrained in his car seat. the officer rescued the child who was tbhot hurt. >>> 4:47. karen rogers has a check of traffic next on "action news." plus a warning from a granola bar maker about what could be in your pantry. >>> one airline is shelling out big bucks to make sure you get to your flight on time. more on that when "action news" comes right back. >> reporter: welcome back that's a pretty good looking shot of the commodor barry bridge. this is not bad either, we've got the schuylkill expressway in king of prussia, eastbound traffic heading toward gulph mills moving just fine.
ABC
Mar 30, 2017 4:30am EDT
kelly were convicted for a pay back scheme that shut down lanes to the george washington bridge in 2013. the judge sentenced kelly to 18 months behind bars and baroni two years in prison. >>> delaware state lawmakers plan to announce measure to legalize recreational marijuana. two dairls -- delaware ledgegis. >> we're focusing on a turkey bus crash. >>> a prodigy is heading to the masters. he is only in third grade. >> reporter: upper 30s between 6:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m., not as windy and clear skies to start out. if you're dressing the kids, you might want a heavier jacket. we'll have rain coming in tonight in the overnight that's in the seven day. >> massive. for the morning41 degrees in co. winds out of the northeast west, there will be rain out temperatures today a lot cooler. 43 degrees by 10:00. 48 by noon, cool for lunch ton a park bench. 54 degrees by 3:00 p.m., the high of 55 coming in by 5:00 p.m. the high clouds filtering in as the day goes on. high temperatures, 54 in allentown. only a degree difference in philadelphia. millville, the shore, down in the low 50s, less wind tha
ABC
Apr 28, 2016 4:30am EDT
at george reid middle school in new castle, a youngster was struck and killed while trying to run across a busy highway, police say the teen stepped into the path of a toyota camry. police said the driver stopped and will not be charged. >>> a two car crashed happened at midnight. the crash was so intense, the towing company had to pry the vehicles apart. the drivers are in serious, but stable condition. >>> 15 district police were on patrol near the 4700 block of oxford avenue when they heard gunfire. they found the victim lying on the sidewalk with three bullet wounds to the back. cameras recorded a potential suspect running from the scene. they are looking for him this morning. >>> a reading man is behind bars accused of trying to kill his boy friend by pouring fabric softener endear mouth. he forced her out open and poured the fabric so softener ad tried to strangle her. his family said he was mental problems but they never thought he would go this far. >>> the woman was able to spit out the fabric softener and is doing well. >>> "action news" has confirmed kelly o'brian's fat
ABC
Oct 21, 2016 4:30am EDT
the george washington bridge to punish a democratic mayor who did not endorse chris can christie. >>> wildstein has pleaded guilty and turned state's witness testifying against kelly and baroni they deny his account. governor chris christie is not accused of any crime. >>> mikeueary is among the witnesses to be called in his trial today in which he is suing penn state for $4 million in damages. graham spanard testified yesterday, they are a waiting trial on charges they covered up the abuse claims against sandusky. >> hundreds turned out to smoke pot in aiken ovals. as our dann cuellar reports not everyone is celebrating. >> three, two, one! >> reporter: on that note they lit their joints and started smoking away. >> i'm feeling very high and fantastic. >> reporter: they are calling it a celebration, happy that smoke ago joint in public no longer leads to an arrest if you're carrying less than 30 gaps, but can get 100-dollar citation. >> we no longer want to be jailed for this, we would rather pay taxes than put in jail. >> reporter: not everyone is happy especially throes walkin
ABC
Jun 22, 2017 4:30am EDT
to beat a luxury brand. >>> george clooney is selling his casa mio. he launched it just for fun and never expected it to be worth so much. >>> one high school student stepped on to the graduation stage even though he has not walked for years. he had been in the wheelchair for most of his life. he wanted to walk across the stage, he got an exo skeleton and made his dream a reality. it's time that we bring addiction out of the darkness and into the light. to everyone struggling in silence - addicts, family, friends - you are not alone. it's time we lift each other up, reach out, say something. addiction is a disease. don't suffer. don't wait. help is within reach. call 844 reach nj or go to reachnj.gov the road to recovery starts now. by a viral video showing a philadelphia man with intellectual disabilities being pumped in the face. the flyers showed him more respect by giving him a tour of their practice facility. >>> two local teens will ever a shot at stardom, for a willingboro native singing was a family affair. >> i created by following on social media, which was incredible, bec
ABC
May 5, 2016 4:30am EDT
. someone with legislative experience. while republicans have their nominee, former president george bush said he will not be endorsing him. at 91 years old he said he is out of politics, but bush 43 spokesperson said that former president has no plans to endorse trump either. >>> we're going to try to raise over a billion dollars. >> reporter: which will allow him to pay back the personal money he lent the campaign during the primary. >>> i think he is a loose cannon and they tend to misfire. >> reporter: clinton's battle against bernie sanders continues, though during his last campaign appearance he did not mention clinton by name at all. back to you matt and tam. >>> happening today, a 23-year-old temple student athlete who was critically injured in a hit-and-run will graduate. rachel hall was struck by a car, the 18-year-old who hit her fled the scene. doctors gave her a 20% chance of survival. her mother walked in her place to receive the dmoam in criminal criminal -- diploma. >>> i'm glad to be back with my friends to graduate again it's good to be. >>> today she'll take part i
ABC
Jan 19, 2015 4:30am EST
was something. >> let's go over to david and karen, george. >> reporter: we had precipitation yesterday but most of it is is gone, we have snowshowers lingering through the region and you might see a wet snowflake and down south you might see rain. it's not a lot but you may see some popping through. we have more ice around on untreated surfaces, sidewalks and streets. we saw it was worst yesterday when it was active freezing rain. today it's of left over wetness moisture is refreezing, if it look wet it could be ice, so slow down. temperatures around the region, we're fluctuating near the freezing mark in philadelphia, where there is black ice, same thing in trenton and wilmington, 32 on the nose. if ice has formed overnight it's not like it instantly disappearance. it takes a while for it to break up. i would expect it up to 8:00, 9:00 p.m. by 8:00 a.m. 34, by noon, 40 and 3:00 p.m. 40 degrees that's coming down from a high of 42 that i expect to hit there around 2:00 p.m. this afternoon. karen, what are roads looking like early on. >> reporter: i think the hardest thing is
ABC
Nov 18, 2015 4:30am EST
parent meeting to address concerns about recent violence at george washington high school. this is video taken last thursday of a violent outburst at the school in the city's somerton section. students say there are fights nearly every day and some of them don't feel safe. parents say the fights have actually been a problem for years. last year a school police officer died of a heart attack after breaking up app fight. >> "action news" obtained surveillance pictures of two men who police say vandalized a delaware church. the pictures show the men outside the saint matthew's church along east newport pike in wilmington. the pair used a ladder to get onto the roof and drop down inside through a skylight. the vandals did $10,000 worth of damage. if you recognize either man call delaware crime stoppers at one-800-tip-3333. >> much more to come on "action news" many people magazine revealed this year's sexiest man on live. here's one hint. he's not an actor. >> a blizzard strikes. >> chillier this morning. still chilly this morning. i should say a little bit milder this afternoon but probably
ABC
Nov 9, 2016 4:30am EST
clinton. he won pennsylvania first to do that since george bush in 1988. trump struck a more states man like tone saying it is time for america to bind the wounds of division. he was exceedingly gracious to clinton thanking her for her service noting that she called him to concede. clinton made no public remarks but we expect to hear from her later today. >> tam and karen i know a lot has been said of donald trump. one thing you can say is he worked extremely hard. >> he did. >> to win the presidency. he hardly ever slept in fact. >> a lot of people watching might not have slept. maybe european up all night watching results still coming in in the overnight hours. but if you're headed out on the roads right now we're looking live on the roosevelt boulevard extension at ridge avenue and we still see the construction crews they've been in the process of clearing. they were blocking the two left lanes so traffic was a little slow at the scene but they're almost out of here on the boulevard. we had app disabled vehicle that's cleared here on the northeast extension but we still have four dif
ABC
Jul 8, 2016 4:30am EDT
on the george washington bridge in 2013. two others are facing trial later this year. christie says he did not know, about the scheme. >>> and this is new on "action news" a houston man learns his fate for highway wedding propose willal. drivers were outraged when, the man stopped traffic on interstate 45, in december, to pop the question to his girlfriend. he was charged with misdemeanor obstruction in the roadway. the judge has agreed to dismiss the charge if he completes 32 hours of community service, is not charged with the crime for a year and apologizes publicly. >>> it was an intimidating scene for a wedding singer in florida as she tried to belt out a version of the bon jovi's classic living on the prayer, that is because john bon jovi was sitting front and center. bon jovi from new jersey was a guest at the wedding, after one verse and the start, bon jovi thought it was best to take the mike himself. >> ♪ >> and in no time the entire wedding party and guest where is in a giant sing along and not surprisingly bon jovi received a big round of applause. >> fine work there fr
ABC
Oct 17, 2017 4:30am EDT
than solve problems. >> reporter: president george w. bush and president clinton told us that statement by president trump is simply untrue. they not only made phone calls and wrote letters but often met with families of fallen soldiers. president gorge hw bush and president carter's office have yet to comment. >> the city of philadelphia honored senator john mccain with the 2017 liberty medal. former vice president joe biden presented the award at the national constitution center last night. mccain received the honor for his life tie of sacrifice and service to the country. the senator says he's humbled to join the ranks of past honorees. you can watch the entire liberty medal presentation honoring senator mccain with our special broadcast on sunday at 1:00 p.m. right after "action news" at noon. >> eagles player is expected at an nfl owners meeting today discussing the national anthem protest. >> students at a new jersey high school walk out of class in response to a teacher who told spanish speaking students to speak american. david. >> we have clear skies across the region
ABC
Nov 21, 2017 4:30am EST
sponsors of terrorism. north korea was on the list for decades but was removed by the george w. bush administration as part of an effort to salvage talks and end its nuclear ambitions. that does not seem to have worked. president trump says the decision to reenlist the country was long overdue. >> a total of eight women have accused broadcast journalist charlie rose of sexual misconduct. three of those women have gone on the record. cbs news has suspended rose and pbs has halted distribution of the charlie rose show. the women former interns and employees told the washington post that rose groped them, walked naked in front of them and told one of them he had fantasies of her swimming nude in his pool. in a statement, rose says he is deeply embarrassed and apologized for his behavior. >>> a second woman has come forward to accuse senator al franken of inappropriate sexual behavior. lindsey menz claims franken pulled her close and touched her behind. franken issued a statement saying i take thousands of photos at the state fair surrounded by hundreds of people and i certainly don't re
ABC
Mar 9, 2016 4:30am EST
a wreck along malaga road at george's lane. no problems so far this morning on the a.c. expressway but in barnegat township a downed pole is shutting down route flynn at bayshore drive. stay on the garden state parkway. that looks fine so far on this wednesday morning. matt. >> thank you matt. let's get to our breaking news story. a man crashed his car into a business in philadelphia's kensington section. the car burst into flames leaving the man dead and leaving a complete mess on the streets. "action news" reporter katherine scott is following this story and joins us live from the scene near north second street and cecil b. moore avenue. katherine. >> reporter: matt, this car crash and burst into flames. the person inside died. police believe that person is a man but the body is burned beyond recognition. let me show what's happening here. you can see investigators remain on the scene here in kensington. there is debris all over the street. judging from the damage investigators believe this car was going very f it's hard to tell but that's the car up there on the street corner. i
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Sep 25, 2015 4:30am EDT
emotional. >> among the crowds cuban american george hernandez. he is he said looking forward to seeing francis this weekend. >>> our coverage continues digital live updates from the newsroom starting at 9:00 a.m. on saturday and sunday, watch our live papal visits digital updates at 6abc.com and the 6abc news app. >> still to come on "action news," four mobile homes go up in flames in delaware, authorities believe it is not accident. >> the new iphone hits store shelves in our area. some have been waiting in line for hours. >> reporter: for those going to school and dressing the kids put jackets on them this morning, not too bad. it's definitely shorts and ts later this afternoon. i'll have more on the papal call coming up. ñÑ >> a utah family's dream crue vacation came to an end when mom went into labor. the mom was 6 months pregnant when the mom want into labor. the baby would not wait. the ship's captain headed to san juan with the family was rushed to the hospital. aidan is at a miami hospital and give a good prognosis. >> we send good thoughts their way. >> reporter: no m
ABC
Apr 3, 2017 4:30am EDT
. >> reporter: today the senate george w. bushary committee is going to vote on supreme court neil gorsuch. senator majority leader mitch mcconnell will do whatever it takes to break a filibuster by democrats. it is not clear if he will need to, 3 democrats will vote for neil gore ali gorman so >> we can't continue to allow china to rape our country that's what they are doing. >> reporter: now with an interview with the financial times, president trump said china will help us with north korea or they won't. north korea is doing their own saber rattling saying if you bring out a knife to attack us, we'll take out a sword. >>> meantime a golf round with rand paul indicated that healthcare talks are continuing. don't expect any movements on healthcare soon, that issues continues to dog republicans as does russia. >>> dr. david schulcin was the v.a. undersecretary during the obama administration. >>> phillies open against cincinnati. first pitch 4:10 p.m., the home opener friday, at citizens bank park. >> new on "action news," rescuers say that a dog fell down a 30-foot well. >> a woma
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Sep 28, 2016 4:30am EDT
today after testifying that the governor was told about the george washington bridge scheme as it was unfolding. >> let's turn now to dave murphy for accuweather and karen rogers with traffic. good morning. >> one of those days when you'll need your shades on the way in to work, not so much on the way home. cloud cover has cleared the coast but there's additional clouds welling up from the south and late today or tonight we'll see rainfall those clouds as well. starting out tranquil this morning, 59 degrees in philadelphia a-little bit cool. 49 degrees in allentown, 52 reading, 52 out the door in trenton, 53 in millville and 64 in cape may. as we roll through the day, good morning for a workout. it's not raining yet. we're going to get some early sunshine. 58 degrees by 7 o'clock. so, cool and refreshing. and then by 10 o'clock 67 but you can see how the clouds gather as we go through the day. by noon we'll be at 72. by 3 o'clock your high of 75 degrees. then we zip all the way back down to the upper 60's by 6 o'clock and at some point late in the day or perhaps early evening you'll s
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Aug 5, 2015 4:30am EDT
two other males and that vehicle went south on george's lane from berk street. >> reporter: and that vehicle is only described as a clark blue or black sedan. there are some surveillance cameras in the area, so police are hoping there's some footage that can help in this investigation. we're live in wynnefield, katherine scott, channel6 "action news." matt. >> thank you, katherine. >>> a bucks county neighborhood is in shock after a domestic dispute led to a fatal stabbing between a father and son. police were called to the 500 block of trappe lane in langhorne yesterday evening. they found a 66-year-old man suffering from stab wounds. authorities say it happened after a heated argument between the man and his 27-year-old son. the older man was rushed to saint mary medical center where he later died. word of the tragedy quickly spread through the neighborhood. >> oh, my god, this is shocking. unbelievable. this neighborhood is generally quiet. we've been here 30 years and never seen anything like this before in my life. >> the son is in police custody. >> local officials in concorde
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Dec 24, 2014 4:30am EST
of philadelphia, sharrie williams, channel6 "action news." >> well, former president george herbert walker bush has been admitted to a houston hospital. the 90-year-old reportedly experienced shortness of breath. officials say bush is being monitored at houston methodist hospital as a precaution. back in 2012, bush spent almost two months at the same hospital for a bronchitis-related cough. no other details are being released. >> it's 4:40. see last night including dramatic video of a couple stranded in a river. the rescue looks like something straight out of hollywood. >> santa is about to start making the rounds. we'll tell you one thing you will not find on store shelves today. karen. >> rain slickers, 'cause everybody needs them today. rains around the region some of it heavy at times. details on that forecast coming up next. >> ♪ ♪this holiday season, my good friend gave to me♪ ♪7 powerball tickets ♪6 match 6 chances ♪5 cash 5s ♪4 big 4s ♪3 daily numbers ♪2 mega millions (joe) happy holidays, rita. (rita) thanks, joe! (man) what a great gift! (announcer) penns
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Oct 12, 2015 4:30am EDT
the suspension. >>> former president george hw bush threw out the first pitch. astros. he is an astros fan. he has been wearing a brace since he fell at home in july breaking a vertibrae in his neck. >>> why millions of people on social security and disabled vets and retirees may not see an increase in their benefits next year. >> reporter: chilly this morning, if you're wearing a sweatshirt you can root for temple. not a bad choice. this afternoon another warm day, t-shirts, we'll have the day planner forecast, as well as the seven day. things are going to cool down by the end of the week. scare moments on the sunshine sky way wrij -- bridge in tampa, florida, the wind from the water spout knocked over and picked up a u.s. mail big rig. the winds left the truck with extensive damage, and mail flielg all over the roadway into the bay. -- flying all over the roadway into the bay. >> what a picture. >> reporter: weirdest he case of airmail i ever saw. storm tracker 6 live double scan, cloudy on tap. it's cooler this morning last week. i noticed it heading out the door. temperature 53 deg
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Apr 14, 2015 4:30am EDT
discussion on iran's nuclear program. rubio sat down with george stephanopoulos in an exclusive interview to talk about his white house run. watch it on "good morning america" after "action news" at 7:00 a.m. >> a lot of news you didn't see last night. california rescue screws scrambling to get a mountain lion out of the basement of a home. >> when it comes to ways to helping yourself falling asleep counting sleep is out. ed sheeran is in. >> storm tracker six has been showing us that we do have showers coming in from the west so if you're dressing the kids umbrellas probably not a bad idea in the morning. this afternoon if you're in south jersey and delaware you might still need the umbrella. i'll show you this on future tracker six and give you the rest of the seven day. it's coming up. >> some of us are going to get wet very soon. >> looks that way. storm tracker six live double scan right now shows you showers out to the west of philadelphia and if we go in tighter we are already getting rain in lancaster in reading. it's pretty light and spotty rain at this point. oxford and the souther
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Oct 3, 2017 4:30am EDT
creating the rock super group the traveling wilbur res with bob dylan george harrison roy orb business son. their album in 88 went triple platinum winning a grammy for best rock performance. petty then went solo a massive success with hits like freefalling, i won't back down and running on a dream. the fame and success began to take a toll when petty developed a heroin addiction. he recovered from his addiction and along with the rest of the heartbreakers was inducted into the rock and roll hall of fame. tom petty known for his laid back style and trademark drawl but also someone not afraid to fight record companies to keep record prices low. petty himself saying. >> ♪ i won't back down >> reporter: maggie rulli. >> that nasal voice. you turn on the radio now and everybody sounds likes everybody. he stood out. >> absolutely. >> my band plays a cover of american girl by for the biggest response from the crowd many people love that song. >> and they really love the drummer. >> wow. >> we'll be right back. >> ♪ wahhhh... right. in. your. stomach! watch this!... >>yikes, that
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Mar 30, 2016 4:30am EDT
killed outside of the prince george's county police station where he worked. the cherry hill officers later stopped at a baltimore restaurant where they met a family from lindenwold. the family paid for the officers' meals and wrote on the back of the receipt this message. god bless you fellas. >>> it is 4:57. still ahead on "action news," a very devoted little hockey fan is the subject of a very popular internet meme. we'll tell you his story. >> we have an update on a horse's recovery in chester county. it had been shot more than 100 times with paint balls. >> ♪ >> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with matt o'donnell, tamala edwards, karen rogers and meteorologist, david murphy. >> ♪ >> good morning. it's 5:00 a.m. on this wednesday march 30th. here's what's happening. >> we have an update on the children who were caught being rowdy and disgusting on a septa train. "action news" has tracked down their parents and you will hear from them. >> after the crisis in flint schools in the tri-state region are focused on testing their water systems. we have a
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Nov 4, 2016 4:30am EDT
the george washington bridge. the motion came a day after the defense attorneys asked the judge to give new instructions to the jurors. >>> a mississippi lawyer who was choking at a popeyes has dropped his suit gains the restaurant. he choked on a piece of chicken, he blamed it on the restaurant. he claimed he had to use his teeth to tear off chicken and it got caught in his throat. he still wants popeyes to place plastic knives with every order. >>> united states park police officer shot himself trying to fend off a racoon. police say someone called 911 that a racoon was acting oddly. when the officer showed up, the animal went into attack mode. the officer accidently shot himself in the foot. >> shots were fired. i heard two gunshots. like were they gunshots, what. heard like five more. >> some neighbors say they heard as many as nine gunshots. the wounded officer is expected to recover. the park police say he was shot by another officer at the scene. >> someone needs to go back to the gun range. >>> on the road to the recovery, a delaware firefighter gets a hero send off as he h
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Oct 26, 2016 4:30am EDT
george washington bridge in 2013. christie has consistently denied any knowledge of the tieups as they were happening. >> ♪ >> happening today, vice presidential candidate tim kaine will be in our area today holding rallies at bucks county community college in newtown and muhlenberg college in allentown but a lot of focus on the race right now is in florida. both donald trump and hillary clinton are hotly contesting the sunshine state. abc's angelica spanos as the late of the from the campaign trail. >> reporter: with 13 days to go and armed with fresh political ammunition, donald trump is taking on obamacare. >> together we're going to deliver real change that once again puts america first. [cheers and applause] >>> that begins with immediately repealing and replacing the disaster known as obamacare. [cheers and applause] >> reporter: this after it was he revealed that healthcare premiums will rise substantially next year. the gop nominee also taking aim at the vice president. >> you know when he's a tough guy when he's standing lined a microphone. he want to bring me to the ba
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Oct 25, 2016 4:30am EDT
george washington bridge might be pay back for not endorsing the governor's reelection bid. christie has consistently denied any knowledge of the 2013 tieups as they happened. >> kathleen kane is home this morning as her defense team works on an appeal to keep her out of jail. the former attorney general posted $75,000 bail two hours after a judge sentenced her to 10 to he 23 months behind bars. the former attorney general faces the punishment for leaking secret grand jury information and then lying about it. kane was the first woman and the first democrat ever elected as pennsylvania's top prosecutor. >> ♪ >> republican senator pat toomey and democrat katie mcginty plowed through a fast paved debate in pennsylvania's neck and neck senate race. "action news" anchor jim gardner moderated their final he showdown sponsored by channel6 and the league of women voters. "action news" reporter jeanette reyes has a look at some of the biggest moments. >> reporter: senator pat toomey and katie mcginty didn't forego the customary handshake but pleasantries ended soon after. >> senator toomey'
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Nov 1, 2016 4:30am EDT
two former governor christie allies took that's right a plot to create traffic jams on the george washington bridge for political pay back. >> time to turn to dave murphy. a lot of people will be waiting out there for a ride share, walking. you'll be out in the elements. what can they expect. >> well, it's at least dry this morning butter it is a chilly start. afternoon doesn't look too bad. storm tracker6 live double scan shows us the dry conditions. taking a look outside tranquil out there but cool as we check out center city on sky6 and in some cases in some suburbs in fact we're in the 30's. take a look, 41 degrees right now in philadelphia. just 39, though n-wilmington. 36 in trenton. below the freezing mark in allentown currently. 35 degrees in reading. 34 in millville and 47 in cape may. satellite shows us how the clouds have cleared out overnight so we expect lots of sunshine. if you're driving around today it's shades. same thing if you're walking. could be a couple lie clouds streaking in later on but generally speaking mostly sunny skies expected today. up in the lehigh
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Jun 21, 2016 4:30am EDT
found the body of 26-year-old toy bryant handcuffed in the 5300 block of georges hill drive near the mann center. police charged 39-year-old satisfy ron armstrong with murder criminal conspiracy kidnapping and robbery. according to investigators bryant was tortured, beaten and shot in the back of the head, all over an 800-dollar debt. well, police believe bryant was killed elsewhere, then moved. they could also tell that she had fought for her life. well, back out here live that second person that is being questioned is expected to be -- is expected to be charged. however, what charges she could face have not been revealed yet. for now reporting live at police headquarters, annie mccormick channel6 "action news." back to you. >> thank you annie. >>> a teenager is recovering this morning from crashing an atv in philadelphia's tacony section. chopper6 hd flew over the scene as paramedics were taking the girl away last night. the 13-year-old was on the atv when it ran into a fence along the 4500 block of levick street. she was taken to saint christopher's hospital for children where she
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Jan 11, 2017 4:30am EST
hour of "action news" "star wars" creator george lucas is planning to open an epic museum. find out where it will be, how much it will cost and who is going to pay for it. >> fast food employees are out of a job after video shows them playing with the food t "action news" will be right back. >> ♪ ♪ the moments that connect us happen one morning at a time, and one cup at a time. folgers, the best part of wakin' up. i make sure i treat rudy too with a milk-bone biscuit. they've got vitamin d and calcium for strong bones. he loves them almost as much as i love him. hey! i was saving that for later. say it with milk-bone. give me some paw. (dog barks) >> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with matt o'donnell, tamala edwards, karen rogers and meteorologist, david murphy. >> ♪ >> good morning. it's 5:00 a.m. on this wednesday january 11th and breaking right now. >> police say a man went on the defense and opened fire after being attacked while walking from the store. we're live with the store. >> fond farewell. president obama delivers an emotional valedic
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Jul 27, 2015 4:30am EDT
let's go over to david murphy, boy is it raining out there and matt pellman is in for karen george. >> reporter: we have rain in south jersey and delaware, the other issue is heavy downpours and lightning. those of you in surf city, atlantic city and cape may, in the next 30 minutes you'll get the showers and thunderstorms. again it is starting to die down a little bit in the i-95 corridor. in the wide view you can't see the movement. it is pushing toward the east and toward the south. there's a wave of low pressure that's triggering this this morning. some of the downpours from the storms have been heavy. we have flood advisories in southeastern pennsylvania. they have been dropped but we have them for camden, gloucester county salem and current county new jersey. you never drive through flooded roads find another way around. 70 in wilmington and allentown and trenton. 74 in sea isle city. it's humid out there. dewpoints up above 7 in spots down south that's extremely humid. the high 60s to mid 60s across the rest of the region indicates sticky air still in place. 71 degrees with
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Oct 4, 2016 4:30am EDT
about the closures of lanes to the george washington bridge in 2013. christie has denied any knowledge of it and has not been charged. wildstein has already pleaded guilty. >>> a federal judge has barred bill cosby from attending his accuser's deposition if her defamation lawsuit but he will allow cosby's lawyers to review the deposition afterward to be sure that andriy he ya' couldn't stand didn't violate a confidentiality agreement. couldn't and stand is suing former bruce castor over his comments that she changed her story about her 2004 encounter with cosby. cosby is awaiting trial in june over charges he sexually assaulted constand at his home in cheltenham township. >> 4:39 now. warm front new video coming up a spinout car at a rally wheeling around out of control. >> hard to tell why this old chevy blaze are is turning heads from far away but up close you will see why it is worth every penny. david. >> we are still dressing the kids in jackets this morning as we do have temperatures in the upper 50's, low 60's. this afternoon shorts and t's probably work even though there's a li
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Aug 8, 2016 4:30am EDT
, and some holdouts are coming around, george p.bush son of jeb bush who refused to support him said it's time to put the party first. >> reporter: clinton continues to make gains, the former first lady is extending her lead. adding to his trouble, comments made by vladimir putin saying the billionaire has been manipulated by the russian's president. >> from mr. trump's prospective he heard putin compliment him, he responded by complimenting him, he never thought he was being played. >> reporter: trustworthiness remains a problem for both nominees. clinton's running mate said their administration will be more transparent. >> she said i made a mistake and i will fix it and apologize. >> reporter: clinton is not taking her lead for granted. she said trump could win if he spends enough to convince voters. and like trump, clinton will be giving a speech on the economy this week in detroit. >> another wildfire forcing homeowners to flee in california and something is not helping firefighters. >> also, nasa stairs dral at -- stares directly at the sun because it can and you can not. it see
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Oct 30, 2017 4:30am EDT
administration. >> i can't comment on that, george, i can't answer that one way or the other. >> you wouldn't know whether robert muller is investigating the president. >> reporter: i can't comment on that at all. >> democrats and hillary clinton tweeting there's so much guilty, the white house lawyer saying the tweets were not related to the impending arrest other than that trump continues to cooperate with the investigation. >>> eagles are 7-1 they are tied for the best start in team history. they claimed their 6 consecutive win by trouncing the winless 49ers, 33-10. carson wentz was 18-32, 211 yards an two touchdown including the 53-yard strike to alshawn jeffrey. the eagles host the broncos on sundayment. >>> rick green from lumber ton, new jersey, attended his 200th consecutive eagles home game. he attended every home game since september 12, 1994. i had just come out of college. he wore the shirt the streak emblazedden on the back. >> i'm getting old to come out of here, especially with weather like this, green said it's not just the team that keeps coming back it's the
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Dec 28, 2016 4:30am EST
had with "star wars" director george lucas writing no matter how i go i want it report there had i drowned in moonlight strangled by my own bra. in washington, janai norman channel6 "action news." >> she was an original. >> yes, no one like her that's for sure. >> and a great writer. 4:40. new on "action news" a-new jersey child is kicked out of the boy scouts because he's transgender. >> plus a man credits his poodle with saving his life in a fire. david. >> all right, guys, we're off to a chilly start this morning. not too bat. upper 30's in most neighborhoods. going for a high of 43 this afternoon which is right around average, 32 the overnight low and there is some rain and for some of us a bit of snow on the way for tomorrow. i'll have details on that, the latest progression of the snow on future tracker6. that's coming up. >> ♪ >> welcome back on this wednesday morning. it is 4:43, 41 degrees. sky6 hd taking a live look at atlantic city. it's had you ever bee hump day. >> a lot of people still on vacation. >> did you have a nice holiday. >> great holiday. how about you. >>
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Sep 18, 2017 4:30am EDT
corruption. >>> harvey rothenstein has lived in his home for 47 years. the george w. bush federation of philadelphia -- jewish federation of philadelphia and habitat for human helped -- habitat for humanity helped harvey make home repairs. >> we'll make sure he spends his time in his house when it gets cold. >> stars step out for the biggest night in television. >> eagles prepare for a professional foe after running into the red hot big red machine. >>> local college student attacked with acid in france we'll have the late he is on the investigation. >> good morning it is 5:00 a.m., monday, september 18. >> coming up in the news, hurricane jose heads up the coast creating the potential for rough surf and beach erosion, accuweather has the latest track. >> new this morning, police in bucks county investigate an attempted child luring days after a series of similar incidents in philadelphia. >> teachers go on strike in methacton. we're live in the montgomery county school district where students will be hanging around the house today. >> let's go over to david murphy and karen rogers,
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Jan 18, 2017 4:30am EST
now former president george h.w. bush is hospitalized this morning. his chief of staff says the 41st president was recently admitted to houston methodist hospital after becoming ill. the official did not specify the illness. the 92-year-old is expected to return home in a few days. >> the presidential inauguration is just a little bit more than two days away. president-elect donald trump plans to meet with new york governor andrew cuomo today. cuomo is a democrat an possible 2020 white house contender. over on capitol hill the fight over the affordable care act will take center stage. abc's lana zak reports from washington, d.c. >> we have great respect for your countries. >> reporter: at a d.c. dinner with foreign diplomats mr. trump joked about his confirmation hearings and rex tillerson. >> takes the oil, goes to another country. [laughter] >> politicians. we're going to be so incredible. >> reporter: today the senate takes up another cabinet nominee, congressman tom price for health and human services amid growing concern about the potential repeal of obamacare. >> representative
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Mar 24, 2015 4:30am EDT
disappearance of a vermont college student durst lived in the area where that student went missing. >>> george zimmerman now says president obama is to blame for racial tension that is came after his killing of trayvon martin. zimmerman's lawyer released this video of zimmerman speaking out yesterday. he says he did nothing wrong in the shooting of the unarmed teen three years ago. he also accused the president of breaking the law by making incendiary remarks and directing the justice department to investigate the shooting. he says the american justice system failed him even though he was acquitted of martin's death. >> star little leaguer mo'ne davis is taking the high road in response to the bloomsburg university student who was kicked off the baseball team for a nasty tweet. montgomery county 98 vive joey casselberry used a derogatory term over the weekend on twitter while criticizing disney's decision to make a movie about davis. she wrote a letter to the president of bloomsburg to ask him to have merls see on casselberry. >> i know a lot of people get tired of like seeing me on tv but som
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Jul 28, 2017 4:30am EDT
david murphy george. >> reporter: good morning. >> reporter: thing are about to go south on the weather front. >> reporter: it is, saturday's forecast is going downhill, as well. there's a chance of flooding rainfall heading our way starting later this afternoon. satellite and radar shows fairly tranquil conditions and blip of bigger stuff to the west is the bigger stuff later on. 66 in allentown. 68 in trenton. 74 in beach haven and 70 degrees in dover. as we go through the day we'll warm up. 73 by 7:00 a.m. there could early peeks of sunshine. noon 81. by 3:00 p.m., 84 degrees, clouding up showers and thunderstorms beginning to pop over the southern half of the region. 79 by are 5:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m., 79 and 7:00 p.m., 76 degrees. we want to remind you with the flooding rainfall on the way you want to avoid high rising water or any flooded areas. it doesn't take much to move a car as the rain water begins to build up and the flood water comes in. 6 inches can stall your car. turn around deodorant drown. if we see thunderstorms tonight there's a slight risk of an isolated strong
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Oct 20, 2015 4:30am EDT
. >> reporter: on the republican side, trump versus bush. trump suggesting president george w. bush was to blame for the 9/11 attacks and bush stepping into once again defend his brother. >> does anybody actually blame my brother for the attacks on 9/11? if they do they're totally marginalizing our society. >> reporter: a brand new poll out has donald trump and ben carson neck and neck at at the top. marco rubio next but still several points behind. polling on the democratic side shows voters think hillary clinton is the stronger leader than biden but the vp is more likable. we've learned biden recently sat down with potential supporters and democrats in early primary states. we should hear a decision from him any day now. stephanie ramos, abc news, washington. >> which is what we have been saying for many, many days, right? >> we have. >> 4:53. up next on "action news" a company posts a help wandered ad for a nursing job and indicates anyone can apply except if you are from haiti. >> the man accused in a brutal attack on a homeless woman in south jersey is behind bars. "action news
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Mar 16, 2016 4:30am EDT
be back again at that school today in north philadelphia. the student attended george washington carver high school of engineering and science, 16th and norris. the students learned of the passing yesterday. two letters went out to parents. one had information from the health department. those who shared a classroom lunch table or bus with the victim are not considered at risk, only those who had very close contact such as kissing or living in the same houses are considered potentially at risk. the other letter explained that their children could show signs of emotional stress with the death of a classmate. >> young man that seemed to have been very liked and very well known, he was part of the basketball team, also, students were very sad and shocked by his passing. we spent a lot of time with students and staff at the school today. >> reporter: bacterial meningitis is pretty rare. most people survive sit. about one in eight do not. obviously a lot of people very unsettled about this situation and this school district will be holding a meeting at the school tonight at 6 o'clock
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Mar 22, 2017 4:30am EDT
arrested the suspect. >> this is brand new. george clooney surprised an 87-year-old fan by showing up at her retirement home in great britain. the 55-year-old star visited pat adams for her birthday. clooney and his wife, amal, are moving into a home near the facility. a worker wrote the actor describing how she talked about him every day. >> i just wanted to meet the man. i heard so much about him. i wanted to meet him. he was charming. [laughter] >> indeed. clooney even brought flowers and a card. >> you got to love that. very nice. it is 4:57. and video of two teenagers fighting in atlantic city has been seen millions of times but it's not for the reason you think. it's the person who stops the fight. we'll hear the inspirational words from that stranger. >> take a look at this. can you solve this wheel of fortune puzzle? >> one contestant could not and the i it left the audience gasping. this is the story of green mountain coffee and fair trade, told in the time it takes to brew your cup. let's take a trip to la plata, colombia. this is boris calvo. that's pepe. boris doesn't j
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