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Jan 9, 2015 12:00pm EST
doesn't fit with most people's images of paris. it's interesting, george. i was at a jewish school this morning, right near this location. and, uh sorry, i have to get out of the way of police cars. sorry. the -- um -- if you can hear me hold on one second. the huge convoy of police moving toward the scene right now. i was at a jewish skulchool this morning. there was a huge expectation that the next attack would come on the jewish community in the matter of days or weeks. two hours later, this storming of the kosher supermarket. so in the jewish community, they've been some what used to it. but now, it's sort of this anxiety and fear has spread across much of the country. >> and there had been the attack in belgium about a year ago. i'm surprised you say you were at the jewish school this morning. what kind of security precautions were they taking fearing this kind of attack would be coming? >> by the way, here's an interesting fact. let me get to that. for the first time since world war ii the main synagogue in paris is not holding the usual services tonight out of fear of securi
ABC
Jan 23, 2017 12:00pm EST
hospital and george hw bush is improving. >>> a police officer breaks into the window of a burning car to save a woman trapped inside. >> and meteorologist, david murphy has the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast when we come right back. ooh... >>psst. hey... where you going? we've got that thing! you know...diarrhea? abdominal pain? but we said we'd be there... woap, who makes the decisions around here? it's me. don't think i'll make it. stomach again...send! if you're living with frequent, unpredictable diarrhea and abdominal pain, you may have irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea or ibs-d - a condition that can be really frustrating. talk to your doctor about viberzi. a different way to treat ibs-d. viberzi is a prescription medication you take every day that helps proactively manage both diarrhea and abdominal pain at the same time. so you stay ahead of your symptoms. viberzi can cause new or worsening abdominal pain. do not take viberzi if you have or may have had pancreas or severe liver problems, problems with alcohol abuse, long-lasting or severe constipation, or a bloc
ABC
Oct 13, 2016 12:00pm EDT
motivated plot to close lanes at the george washington bridge. a conviction on this charge would carry a five to ten-year sentence. a spokesperson for christie says that the governor will appeal and has dismissed the ruling in a statement that reads in part. this matter has been thoroughly investigated by three independent separate investigations. >>> and we are following an investigation in a trash can at the jersey shore. it happened at barnegat township, ocean county new jersey. nora muchanic joins us live at the scene with more. >> reporter: the scene has been cleared but the spot behind me was where at 1:30 this morning some kind of bomb detonated in a plastic garbage can that was set for pickup. the ocean county prosecutors office says the police responded after neighbors reported an explosion at windward drive in barnegat. the sheriff's office and new jersey state police bomb unit and atf are working this case and the blast left a debris field of 10 yards and crime scene investigators are searching through the evidence for clues. neighbors described what it was like when t
ABC
May 12, 2016 12:00pm EDT
." >> okay thanks. >> still to come here on "action news" at noon, george zimmerman is back in the headlines for trying to sell the gun he used to kill trayvon martin. >>> and this could be the transportation of the future, details on a new type of high speed travel. when "action news" comes right back. the wolf was huffing and puffing. like you do sometimes, grandpa? well, when you have copd, it can be hard to breathe. it can be hard to get air out, which can make it hard to get air in. so i talked to my doctor. she said... symbicort could help you breathe better, starting within 5 minutes. symbicort doesn't replace a rescue inhaler for sudden symptoms. symbicort helps provide significant improvement of your lung function. symbicort is for copd, including chronic bronchitis and emphysema. it should not be taken more than twice a day. symbicort contains formoterol. medicines like formoterol increase the risk of death from asthma problems. symbicort may increase your risk of lung infections, osteoporosis, and some eye problems. you should tell your doctor if you have a heart conditi
ABC
Jul 22, 2016 12:00pm EDT
george in honor of his third birthday, he is on a swing and sharing his cake with the family dog. william and kate say the photographs were taken earlier this month at their home. is he george is third in line to the british throne. >>> coming up a grammy award winning artist and host comes to greet fans in our area. that and more when "action news" comes right back. >>> hello again, sara is off and here are the stories we are following at 12:30. the stage is set for the democratic national convention and we are live. no matter what party you support you can put on your gear. alicia vitarelli show us the swag selling for the convention. meteorologist, melissa magee, will show us the excessive heat coming to our area this weekend. >>> and now the focus is on the presumptive democratic nominee, she begins it's campaign swing in florida, and is expected to announce her running mate either in tampa, or a miami appearance tomorw.
ABC
Apr 19, 2017 12:00pm EDT
continue the 10 day trip and coming up the latest on former president, george h.w. bush hospitalized again with pneumonia. and a new resident on says me street. teaching kids about autism. a and karen rogers returns with the accuweather forecast. >>> officials in fresno, california, say that the three men shot there yesterday were singled out at random by the gunman. corey ali muhammad was the shooter. he said he wanted to kill as many white people as possible. he was wanted for another murder last year. and it had nothing to do with terrorism and based solely on race. >>> former president, george h.w. bush is said to be in good spirits after being admitted to the hospital once again for num own, he has been hospitalized since friday and was just disclosed today. the president spent 16 days in the hospital in january. bush is expected to be released soon. >>> a 200 foot long asteroid the side of six football fields will pass close to earth. nasa took these images of the asteroid yesterday. it will be more than 1 million miles away. and scientists say there is absolutely no chance of
ABC
May 5, 2016 12:00pm EDT
billion dollars, that is what will be necessary. >> two former presidents, george bush and george h.w. bush will sit out this election and not endorse donald trump. >> thank you. it's a sure sign that the democratic national convention is almost here. dnc broke ground at the childrens hospital in philadelphia. the idea is to have a positive impact long after the -- ends. >>> still to come on "action news" at noon, burning out of control, more people are forced to flee a massive wild fire threatening homes in canada. >> a robot performs surgery without human help. we'll be right back. every friday, mr. lewis connects with his friends at the senior center to enjoy a nutritious, hot meal. which gives him the energy he needs to connect with his grandson, so he can teach him how to land the big one. when older pennsylvanians make the most of programs supported by the pennsylvania lottery, like hot meal programs, we all benefit. learn more at palottery.com. the pennsylvania lottery benefits older pennsylvanians every day. >>> new video appears to show the gun battle that killed a navy seal
ABC
Jul 9, 2017 12:00pm EDT
their hearts again. we have an everyday adoption center at pet smart in dover and george town campus in delaware. all will be open for adoptions. >> other shelters open their doors at 10:00 a.m., if you want to take home a displaced dog or cat, do so now. bob brooks, chm channel 6 "action news." >> an overnight crash in the city's somerton section injured four people, two in critical condition. police say all four victims were inside the suv when the driver lost control. the suv ran off the road and hit a parked truck. the victims were taken to the hospital. no word on charges. >>> detectives from the burlington county police department and prosecutor's office are investigating a home invasion that turned deadly. the suspects broke into the home in moorestown after midnight. police say the homeowner grabbed a knife from the kitchen and stabbed a suspect. one was pronounced at the scene. the second intruder got away but showed up at the hospital with stab wounds. that suspect is being questioned by police. charges will be made against him. >>> a we move on to what could be a major tur
ABC
Jun 12, 2016 12:00pm EDT
george stephanopoulos. >>> bang bang sounds like something did come out, you turn around the person next to you like screaming, there was blood splattering, i didn't know if it was mine or somebody else. >>> we consider this an act of terrorism. we are investigating this as an act of terrorism. >>> scene of chaos and bloodshed at a florida nightclub, scores dead and many wounded it is being called the worst mass shooting in u.s. history. we continue to follow breaking news out of the orlando. >>> the attack killed 50 people and left 53 others injuries. 9 gunman was killed in the shootout with police his name is omar mateen from port st. lucie, florida. >>> trish hartman is with us in the sat center, this is more heartbreaking, 50 people lost their lives. >> reporter: the gunman has been identified as omar mateen of port st. lucie, florida, 100 miles south of orlando. he is a u.s.-born citizen. some of the his family members are from afghanistan. the fbi is investigating to find out if the mass shooting is an act of terrorism or hate crime. police have found no evidence that anyone e
ABC
Feb 14, 2017 12:00pm EST
presidents day monday. see how george and ape are spiling there. >> yes, thanks david. >>> more ahead in our next half hour of "action news." inmates in delaware took over a prison and held people hostage and how officials are reviewing what went wrong we are live with the latest. and hugh jackman is telling fans to be careful when out in the sun. play cupid's cash, the new game from the pennsylvania lottery. and you could win... on the spot. keep on scratchin'! >>> "action news" at 12:30 continues with rick williams, sara bloomquist and meteorologist, david murphy. >>> hello again here are the stories we are following for at 12:30. a prison guard was killed when inmates took over in delaware and now officials are doing an investigation hopefully to prevent it from happening again. we are live next. >> and they are putting a giant boulder at a pillway in california to keep catastrophe from happening there. and on this day of love, folks across the country including our area are tying the knot. >>> and the delaware of governor announced the person to lead a review after the uprising at
ABC
Feb 10, 2016 12:00pm EST
6abc.com. >>> and breaking news from northeast philadelphia, where a police presence at george washington high school here in the somerton section. we learned new information about exactly what happened here. "action news" reporter, gray hall is live outside of the school with more. >> reporter: hi rick, i just got off the phone with the district spokesperson, there was two situations that happened at the school. first good news, there were no injuries or no fights at the school. at 9:00 a.m. this morning, the school spokesperson tells me that two students got into a loud arguing match near a stairwell that caused commotion that was quickly cleared and then at lunch time about 200 students started roaming the hallways and that raised suspicion for the school staff and they locked down the school and now the all clear is given. no fights or injuries, there was a medical situation unrelated to the situations, a girl had a seizure, again unrelated. so no injuries or fights and parents and studentses are back in classrooms. live in northeast philadelphia, gray hall, channel 6 "acti
ABC
Mar 11, 2016 12:00pm EST
be as close to her ronny as possible. >> first lady michelle obama, and hillary clinton and george w. and laura bush and tom celek and angelica houston and gary sinise and john stamos, and even mr. t. who became close with mrs. reagan during her just say no campaign. >> what should you do when someone offers you drugs? >> just say no. >> it that was strength that had people lining up to pay their respects this week. >> she meant a lot and i have seen her do wonderful things to the community. >> she meant a lot to so many people here and nancy reagan planned every detail of her fewral from the flowers to the music, she wanted the service to be short, sweet be memorable. brandi hitt, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. >>> and coverage of nancy reagan's funeral begins at 2:00 this afternoon here on 6 abc, we'll also stream the funeral service on 6abc.com. a programming note, the new episode of general hospital will air monday at its regular time. >>> time to talk politics in the race for the white house, republican frontrunner, donald trump, has a new supporter. former candidate, be
ABC
Jun 28, 2017 12:00pm EDT
vision and work of george lucas received a unanimous green light. the museum of art is built in los angeles, the $1.5 billion space is being paid for by lucas and his wife dedicated to story telling and the media and surrounded by 11 acres of new park space. there is more ahead in the next half hour of "action news" at noon. after the vote on the health care bill is abruptly postponed. plus, helping moms connect how the peanut app is helping moms make friends with other >>> "action news" continues. >> hello again here is the stories we are following for you. human remains are found in a work site in the tioga-nicetown section. plus amtrak passengers experienced delays after two people were killed on the tracks. >>> we begin with the discovery of is the human bones in an empty lot in the tioga-nicetown section of philadelphia. the bones were discovered by contractors yesterday. john rawlins is live now with the latest on the investigation. >> reporter: hi sara, well still a lot of questions. it's quiet here at the site now and the focus is on the medical examiners office and the expe
ABC
Mar 29, 2017 12:00pm EDT
and other charges in their role in the scheme to shut down the george washington bridge as pay back to the democratic mayor of ft. lee who refused to enforce christie in his re-election bid. david wildstein was another appointee who hatched the scheme to shut down two of three toll booths to ft. lee on the first day of school leading to gridlock for four days. he shut down the bridge after receiving the email from kelly time for traffic problems in ft. lee. governor christie was never charged and maintained he knew nothing about the charges. and it is believed to hurt his chances when president trump was picking a running mate. christie was asked if kelly and baroni should get jail time. >> the judge will do what the judge thinks appropriate. it's not my role or anybody's role to pass sentence on those that committed crimes. >> paul fishman, says that just because christie wasn't charged doesn't mean he wasn't involved. but that there wasn't enough evidence to get a conviction. >>> a deadly collision is under investigation in mercer county. it happened before 6:00 this morning and poli
ABC
May 22, 2015 12:00pm EDT
brand new disney film coming out today. >> i'm looking for george clooney. take a quick break accuweather when we come right back. >>> meteorologist, melissa magee, is back with a look at the holiday weekend. >> yesterday was crazy, stormtracker 6 live double scan showing you that we have no issues with precipitation right now but we are tracking a cold front that will dip to the south as the day wears on and that will cool our temperatures into the start of the holiday weekend and we'll rebound nicely. out to the shore and stormtracker 6 live double scan in cape may, a beautiful shot and people are on the beach and on the sand enjoying the beginning of the memorial day weekend. 72 degrees and dew point of 38 the area is nice and dry and there were showers in the city in south jersey and delaware the winds out of the north-northwest today and a bit of a breeze and a cool breeze at that the pressure is 30.01 and on the rise, this afternoon if wilmington 71 and reading 71 and allentown and the lehigh valley 71 and 72 degrees here in philadelphia. here is the big difference today
ABC
Mar 6, 2017 12:00pm EST
accept the fbi's denial? >> reporter: i don't think he does george. ben rhodes tweeted no president can order a wiretap they are in place to protect people from citizens like you. >> i think he firmly believes this is a story line that has been reported pretty widely by quite a few outlets. >> i have got to stop you right there. every single article you mentioned does not back up the claim that president obama had him wiretapped. >> reporter: it's unclear what caused the tweet, but he is relying on a fox news report and breitbart. on meet the press, the former director of national intelligence we want public to denounce the claim. >> the part of national security apparatus that i oversaw as dni there was no such wiretap activity mounted gains the president-elect at the time as a candidate or against his campaign. >> reporter: the white house now wants an congressional investigation. now security experts say the president can order intelligence agencies to give him answers, sarah. kenneth moten channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. >>> chopper 6 hd was above a fiery and smoky blaze
ABC
Dec 10, 2015 12:00pm EST
school and another student reported it. parents dropping their children off at the george mead school are upset, a second grade student brought needles to school and stuck five kids. >> we didn't know nothing about it until this morning. >> to see it on the news was a shock. >> last night the boy told "action news" that she chase sd the students like it was a game. >> she was chasing us -- >> with the needle -- >> yes. >> and what did you do? >> i ran. >> did she get you. >> no. >> lashonda peter says her daughter was one of five injured. >> and now the 8-year-old has to get tested regularly to see if she contracted anything. >> do the needles have anything in them? >> we don't know that, we know it came from a child's home. >> the school district is working with philadelphia police and a district spokesman says they called parents of students hurt immediately and then parents of students in the vicinity of the incidents the next day and sent a letter home. >> they is just one person but parents have to do their job too. >> reporter: part of the police department's investigation is fi
ABC
May 19, 2016 12:00pm EDT
professional. >> i used to have it straight back and now a george clooney look. people that haven't seen me say i look much younger. >> and carroll is retired and says maintaining her sense of style is an important part of her self-esteem. >> i don't want to look old or become old, the more i take care of myself the better i feel. >> she regularly invests in hair and makeup services. >> i tell my seniors it's never too late to start a good skin care regiment, they feel healthier and they are glowing. >> it's about putting their best foot and face forward. >> it's the time in their life they can do what they want and when they want. so why not feel good about doing it. >> you look good and feel like going out be being social. >> you look the way you feel. >>> health check this noon. there is more proof that a new type of drug is helping skin cancer patients live longer, researchers tracked 355 melanoma patients that took the drug that targets the immune system. it's remarkably advanced because those patients were thought to have months to live. and they were used to treat former pres
ABC
Oct 31, 2016 12:00pm EDT
kelly and bill baroni are accused of traffic jams on the george washington bridge. 89 former allies claim they were part of a legitimate traffic study. >> time to talk about temperatures, accuweather says the trick-or-treat forecast is on the cooler side. as we look live from our cameras in center city. it's breezy, not a bad halloween him we have sunshine and skies are expected to stay dry throughout the night. david murphy joins us from the terrace. love your costume, david. >> reporter: i'm going as a weather guy, we have sunshine so far, there will be clouds sharing the skies with the blue as we go through the afternoon. take a look at satellite and radar you can see the cloud cover that was thicker overnight after the thunderstorms rolled through it is now breaking up. there are additional clouds that will sweep in from the west as the afternoon goes on. 50 degrees in philadelphia. 350 in allentown. 50 in reading, and 54 in wilmington. 354 in millville and 53 in cape may. there's a bit of a breeze blowing. we're at 9 miles per hour in philadelphia not too terrible. farther to t
ABC
Aug 23, 2016 12:00pm EDT
george hamilton to hawk the new menu item because of that signature dark tan. the "action news" team is out working on news stories beginning tonight at 4:00. let check in with alicia vitarelli. >> reporter: police say that the same man is behind a series of robberies, all at gun point and they are working to track him down. coming up in today's show we'll tell you about some of cases in which police say he has robbed the same store multiple times in the same day. we'll have details in the crimes he pulled off and what police are doing to find him before he strikes again. and the zika virus continues to spread we have details on the newest cases including one outside of the area that officialed have been watching. it all begins at 4:00, take us with you on the go if you have not done loaded the 6 abc news app. you can watch us streaming live on your smart phone or tablet. >> thank you. >>> accuweather is coming up when we come right back. many people clean their dentures with toothpaste or plain water. and even though their dentures look clean, in reality they're not. if a denture were
ABC
Aug 17, 2017 12:00pm EDT
? george washington? he said over the weekend that both sides were to blame for the violence in virginia. heather heyer was bowed down and killed. ♪ this little light of mine i'm going to let it shine ♪ overnight nearly a thousand people marched peacefully during a candle light vigil in charlesville. they walked the same path that white nationalists walked last friday. her father asked for peace during her memorial service. >> she wanted to put down hate. and for my part, we just need to stop all of this stuff and just forgive each official. >> the vigil held nationwide to support charlottesville and speak out against white supremacists. it was held in sacramento and right here in philadelphia. >>> chopper 6 hd was soefr over the scene as philly tack part in the march here. it started at the synagogue and moved on south street. and the march and rally wrapped up with no violence and no arrests reported. >>> in montgomery county a father and son from glen side are accused of possessing and distributing explicit child pornography. they traced it online to harry enis and patrick enis. t
ABC
Sep 21, 2016 12:00pm EDT
causing traffic jams in ft. lee near the george washington bridge for not endorsing chris christie election. he was given attention before declining to endorse him in 2014. >>> turning to accuweather it's the last full day of summer, a nice day to get outside and enjoy the final hours of the season, we are looking live from sky 6 hd from penn's landing a mix is of clouds and sun and comfortable temperatures for your wednesday. david murphy is tracking the temperatures from the terrace. not sure we want to say good-bye. >> we say hi to autumn tomorrow but it will feel like summer for a couple more days. lets start with satellite, we start with sun on the terrace breaking through the clouds. we have the remnants of julia to the south falling apart season weakening a little bit. a brief sprinkle in southern delaware and south jersey and it's gone and the cloud as peer to thin out a bit. you'll have more clouds to the south than to the north. 82 in philadelphia, things are warming up nicely 79 in allentown and 82 in reading and 79 in trenton and 76 in cape may, new jersey. the dew poin
ABC
Apr 25, 2016 12:00pm EDT
get the tiny bathroom worn by prince george. it's made by a company called my first years, the retailers is accepting preorders for customers willing wait for the next batch. >>> much more still ahead on in the next half-hour of "action news." glnch we're following a new ultimate-- ultimatum by sam bradford. >>> and brushfire in the poconos is forcing people out of their homes next. ♪ hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm-hmm ♪ let us be lovers, we'll marry our fortunes together ♪ [ cheering ] ♪ i've got some real estate here in my bag ♪ ♪ counting the cars on the new jersey turnpike ♪ ♪ they've all come to look for america ♪ [ cheers and applause ] ♪ all come to look for america ♪ ♪ all come to look for america ♪ ♪ all come to look for america ♪ i'm bernie sanders, and i approve this message. of the stories we're following on "action news" at 12:30. the eve. vote is tomorrow. four of the five presidential candidates have events scheduled today in our area. "action news" was on the trail this morning and we have a live report coming up. >>> philadelphia police are c
ABC
Oct 27, 2016 12:00pm EDT
lane closures on the george washington bridge to punish a mayor that did not support the governor politically, they thought the closures were part of a legitimate traffic studiy. >>> turning to the white house now we are in the home stretch with only 12 days left before the election. newly leaked documents from wicky leaks could be bad news for hillary clinton as she and michelle obama campaign together for the first time this afternoon. lana zach joins us live from washington with more on that. >> reporter: hi there rick, can you believe only 12 days to go. we expect to hear about the wicky leak documents from donald trump. and he is in ohio. a recent poll show clinton and trump there neck and neck. >> overnight a new issue for the clinton campaign, another batch of hacked emails from wikileaks. some from clinton's long time aide. they have not validated the documents, where they were encouraged to hire former president, bill clinton, for lucrative speaking engagements. they tied the documents to russian hackers trying to interfere with the election. >> they believe the russians
ABC
Mar 16, 2016 12:00pm EDT
on monday and but yesterday morning he was gone. students at george washington carver high school of engineering and science walked to class today their hearts heavy. a ninth grader at the magnet school in north philadelphia died suddenly yesterday of bacterial meningitis. >> i played ball with h
ABC
Sep 28, 2016 12:00pm EDT
, the alleged scheme to block the george washington bridge was in retaliation for not endorsing chris christie. the governor denies knowing. >>> authorities continue to question the man accused of planting bombs in new york and new jersey. now his father is sitting down with abc news for his full length interviews revealing surprising information about his son. >> the father of the accused terrorist ahmad rahami is certain his son acted alone and he does not know the two men in the surveillance pictures sought by the fbi known as witnesses. >> he by everything by himself. he ordered online by himself. >> he explained to abc's brian ross his 28-year-old son had become secretive months before he allegedly planted bombs in new york and new jersey, even changing the locks on his bedroom door in the family's apartment. >> nobody could go in? >> nobody could go in. and one time my grandson went in and he kicked him out. he is only 4 years old. >> but nobody saw this come. >> anybody see him building a bomb? >> nobody. believe me. i give you gouarantee. >> now federal agents are looking at r
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Sep 26, 2016 12:00pm EDT
port authority and pled guilty for causing traffic gridlock near the george washington bridge back in 2013 to punish a make sure for not endorsing chris christie. in charlotte, protesters are attending city council meeting to call for the resignation of the mayor and the police chief saying they are not happy how the investigation was handle into the shooting of the investigation of a black man by a black officer last week. body cam and dash cam footage don't show if there was a gun. >>> more than two thousand buildings were evacuated in eastern iowa because of rising floodwaters. heavy rains have forced the nearby cedar river to swell and overflow. it's expected to crest tomorrow at near record levels. schools in the region have canceled classes through wednesday. >>> a man believed to be dead has been found alive a full week after he was reported missing at sea. a cargo ship found 22-year-old drifting on an inflatable life raft over the coast of massachusetts yesterday. carmen and his 54-year-old mother disappeared seven days earlier during a fishing trip off rhode island. the co
ABC
Feb 16, 2017 12:00pm EST
forw s that heled associated from stoppinaround the george washington back scheme. app criminal summons on march 10th. he accused the judge of violating the law and that the claim was investigated for rgan >>> and an early morniannie mccormick is e hospital and the three children who actually live a couple of houses down from where the fire began and were suffering from smoke inhalation are since released from th flames home of saset 5:0 e coming out of the house and a lot smoke in the street. >> 40 crews responded and one man jumped from the roof of the home where the blaze originated and another was able to run out. and the action cam was there as the medics transported one of the two men tal the ufferedo hisnd neighbors with nowhere to g warm inside of block captain ruby foster's house. >> i thank god everybody is safe and we did not lose anybody to the tragedy. >> this lady lives two doors away andeone woke her up. >> i heard the vibration of someone banging on the door. >> these three siblings were home with their mom. >> my mom woke up and saw the back o >> and foster says
ABC
Oct 19, 2015 12:00pm EDT
weekend picking a fight with jeb bush. donald trump suggested that george w bush had jeb fired up. >> he is not taking the possibility of being president of the united states very seriously. >> bush down in the polls low in money, trump pulling out the attack ads. the democrats were lighthearted over the weekend. bernie sanders had some fun after he was spoofed by comedian larry david on saturday night live. >> maybe i'll imitate larry david imitating me. >> reporter: hillary clinton is holding on to her lead 45% with vice president board of education in the rice 56% without -- vicevice president in the race,% without the vice president in the race. reporting live in washington, kenneth moten channel 6 "action news." >> thank thank you. tonight the candidates for philadelphia mayor face off this week at temple. they meet up later this weekend on 6abc. we want to hear your questions for the candidates. you can submit them by emailing to join the action a at 6abc.com or through using social meade i can't using the -- media using the #6abcaction. >>> still to come on "action news" at noon,
ABC
Aug 28, 2015 12:00pm EDT
since hurricane katrina hit the gulf coast and new orleans. today former president, george w. bush visited a high school in new orleans, the same he visited one year after the hurricane hit. yesterday president obama visited one of the hardest hit areas of the city calling it an inspiration. >> the fact that we can make this many strides 10 years after a terrible epic disaster, i think is an indication of the kind of spirit we have in this city. >> hurricane katrina caused more than $100 billion in damage and killed at least 1200 people. tomorrow city leaders will lay a wreath at hurricane katrina moment real. >>> the sole survivor of a shooting that kill aid news crew in virginia is sharing her story today through her husband. meanwhile the shopping center where it happened it starting to open for the first time since the attack. >> reporter: the visible traces of that morning still hauntsing a virginia community now gone, new wooden planking is up as businesses are reopening today. now for the first time an eyewitness account of the deadly on air shooting from the soul survivor o
ABC
Feb 23, 2016 12:00pm EST
air, we handle it slowly and carefully. >> george young's business has moved hundreds of pieces of art and artifacts in the city including the liberty bell. he like so many philadelphians have a connection to this piece. >> this is a special one for me, i met my wife 10 years ago and after we met i proposed to her in front of the love statue on valentine's day. >> more to come on "action news" at noon, a powerful house explosion rocked a suburb of seattle. we are following into the investigation on what ripped the home to pieces. >>> and president obama has laid out his plan to shut down the prison at guantanamo bay. >>> firefighters were able to bring a construction site under control but not after the collapse. the fire spread the top half of the crane crash to the ground and no one was hurt. investigators believe that an electrical fire sparked in the crane's motor. >>> two people are unaccounted for after a home exploded in washington state. about 15 miles west of seattle, the blast leveled the home. it was so strong it blew out windows at a nearby elementary school and sparked
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Dec 8, 2015 12:00pm EST
doubled down on the remarks as george stephanopoulos asked him questions on gma. >> if a muslim goes overseas and comes back that is different, they are citizens, but we have to figure things out. >> it was a discourse of condenmation across the mob. >> it sounds like a lynch mob rather than a great nation like ours. >> trump's gop rivals, rubio, cruz, carson and bush quickly spoke out about the plan, house speaker ryan rarely speaks about the 2016 race rarely speaks out about trump. >> this is not what the party stands for and more importantly not what the country stands for. >> he stands by his critics and his comparisons to hitler. look at the cover of the daily news. >> that cover is getting attention today. even though trump has called for the ban on muslims, he told another reporter he loves muslims but wants them to quote, turn in the bad ones. >> thank you. >>> back here police are investigating what could be a ants imus limb hate crime at a local mosque, the head of a severed pig was found out side in kensington yesterday, it shows a red pickup truck slowing down in front of
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May 24, 2016 12:00pm EDT
were approaching the airport when they was a mechanical failure. >>> george zimmerman is speaking out about the gun he used in the death of trayvon martin, he claims he got $250,000 for it last week. he was acquitted of all charges in the teenagers events. >> i would have stayed in bed if i thought i would have to take a life in self-defense, i don't think anybody in their right mind would want to be in this position. >> he plans to donate the money made in the auction to law enforcement officers killed by violence. >>> and hillary clinton is saying no to a debate issued by bernie sanders. she turned down the debate in california before the primary next month. saying it could get messy even though clinton is close to sealing the nomination. >>> donald trump picked up 8 delegates from the u.s. virgin islands. that puts him within 86 votes of the nomination. >>> president obama is pressing for better human rights in vietnam, this is his second full day there. yesterday he praised warmer relations between the u.s. and their former warren my, he says it would improve the economy and stabi
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Oct 8, 2017 12:00pm EDT
in 6abc loves the arts. >> reporter: it was 40 years ago that director george lucas released star wars and the philly pops are recreating the classic sound track live in concert with a full symphony orchestra. it's dubbed a star wars celebration that will feature music from academy award winning composer john williams. >> people will recognize all the music. it's an inter galactic journey through the star wars sound tracker. >> it includes the imperial march. >> reporter: music director swears audiences will feel like they are seeing the actual movie live on stage. >> we expect darth vader to show up. we'll have storm troopers out there and other characters. >> reporter: the pops will be joined on stage by the 180 voice festival chorus, but the experience starts before you walk into the concert hall. >> kids and family members can get their pictures taken their favorite star wars characters. >> reporter: the second half of the program will pay tribute to lucas' good friend stephen spielburg. >> we'll be playing the theme from jaws and raiders of the lost ark. >> philly pops perfor
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Jan 17, 2016 12:00pm EST
celebrated band. >>> it's four great performers performing as john, paul, george and ringo. they perform live they do all the zonks from i want to hold your hand to everything in between nchts the concert takes audience members back in time for a note to noteon of the foursome. >>> it's not only are you in the concert, but you're sitting in that time. >> reporter: they need performing for over 2 1/2 decades including a performance on broadway. >>> it is amazing touring musicians. >> reporter: this year's tour is a brand new show that will feature new video backdrops and added song. >>> if you have seen rain before you ever not seen it like this. it's a great time to come back and revisit the wonder of the show. people love it. it's a favorite that's why we bring it back every two or three years. people actually act like they are seeing the beatles. >> reporter: it will be at the merion theater from the january 11th to the 14th, just in time for valentine's day. for 6abc loves the arts i'm karen rogers. ans age 50 to 85: what's your reason for getting life insurance? i'm in my 60s and i w
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Aug 2, 2015 12:00pm EDT
week with george stephanopoulos. first he said, vice president biden would be a tough presidential candidate to beat. and then he said clinton might not be allowed to run. >> what she did was absolutely in my opinion illegal, i don't think she'll be allowed to run if they have a prosecutor whose going to be honorable. if you look at general pa tray tray -- petraeus his live is in ruins. what he did is nothing compared to her. >>> right now santorum is not polling well enough to get into the first debate with the top ten candidates. >>> 55 left until the pope arrives in philadelphia. starting at midnight, septa will give it another go selling special rail passes. this time you have 24 hours to register for the special lottery for the tickets. septa created the lottery after the website crashed after the first attempt to sell the tickets. winners will be notified by e-mail this thursday with details on what to do next. the developments of pope's visit and the world meeting of family follow it on our twitter handle at 6abc president obama. >> there's a way to tell if your milk has gon
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Mar 19, 2017 12:00pm EDT
to head the civil division of the justice department. george conway will handle all legal challenges of president donald trump's initiatives. >>> north korea tested a engine for a rocket. this comes always rex tillerson makes his last stop on the tour of asia. the tour was dominated about the concerns of the nuclear and weapons program. meantime, the u.s. said they are looking forward to the first meeting between president donald trump and his chinese counterpart. >> villanova back on campus after the wildcats march to a repeat championship ended in buffalo. nova was upset by a confident badgers team 65-62. they blew a five point lead with five minutes to play. they made only one shot in five minutes. >> we lost to a great team today. we give them a lot of credit they made a lot of plays. >> obviously it's tough right now, but we had the best four years we could ever dream of and that's been a blessing. >> reporter: the team returned late last night to a quiet villanova campus. the wildcats had been hoping to become the first repeat champions since florida in 2007. >> music fans are
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Jan 14, 2016 12:00pm EST
important role in prosecuting the nazi. >> george sackheim was just 4 years old when he saw the horror of nazi camps. >> the jewish people came with their hans out stretched pleading for food and water. >> he fled germany years later and volunteered to translate in the trials. >> i was absolutely delighted, i thought they would get what they deserved. >> while many of the nazis were executed for their crimes, he said being in the presence of such evil was hard. a diary remains as a reminder. >> and i have descriptions on hitler, telling hersch. >> if we do not destroy the jewish race completely the jewish race will destroy the german people. >> when you deal with people so brutal, there are times you have to stand up and fight. >> he lives now in gwinnett, and traveled back to nuremberg in december and hopes that the memory of that evil will prevent future atrocities. tamala edwards, channel 6 "action news." >> now the "action news" team is working on news stories for tonight beginning at 4:00. alicia vitarelli is live with a preview. >> reporter: hi rick, you could say it's an old but ne
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Sep 18, 2016 12:00pm EDT
conspiracy charge. they are accused of orchestrating lane closures on the george washington bridge to punish the fort lee mayor for not endorsing governor christie. >>> the countdown to the biggest night in television is on. indeed it is. we're just a few hours away from prime time emmy awards you can see on 6abc. >> abc has a look at the night's biggest nominations. >> jimmy kimmel back to hosting. >> the best thing about the emmys it's an award show for television on television where it's meant to be. >> wear something that feels like a million bucks. >> reporter: who is going to win? >> best drama actress is one you want to keep yourself on the edge of your chair for. >> we have viola davis against robin wright for house of cars. and kerry russell from the spy thriller the americans. >> the fact that she got an nomination is exiting news for those who believe that show is the best schoa -- show on television. >> reporter: mr. robot. >> i was comfortable betting your mortgage on game of thrown in this category. >> i love game of thrones. the big show begins tonight at 8:00 p.m. o
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Jun 15, 2015 12:00pm EDT
step back in time at this high school graduation ceremony. this is george washington high's 50th commencement. some of the graduates from 1965 walked down the aisle with today's student. present on hand to celebrate the union of past and present at george washington high school. >> good thing they had it this morning. because we had rain later. >> reporter: we had rain this morning and they snuck it in there. storm tracker 6 live double scan live around the region, looks like we're dry i've been watching closely we can see the cells forming around seaside heights, be careful if you're heading out in that area, if you're about to hit the beach i could start this in motion. double scan we can see the storms start to form that's what we're watching right now. looks like it will hit south of seaside heights. almost at the garden state parkway and north in belmawr we have the storms, as well. let's go outside and show you what it looks like right now hey the action cam was out in germantown, isn't that biewmple, these are -- beautiful these are sarah's lilies she's been growing and ga
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Dec 24, 2014 12:00pm EST
president, george h.w. bush remains hospitalized after experiencing a shortness of breath and officials determine the cause of an apartment blaze in delaware. but the big story is the christmas eve rush, people are trying out of town or driving to grandmom's house or going to the stores to get last minute gifts. >> the action cam found this man trekking through the rain with his suit case in hand. we have team coverage of the holiday rush this afternoon and john rawlins is at the owe airport and walter perez is live in south jersey where last minute shoppers are busy but lets begin with karen rogers at the big board. >> reporter: that is right, we told you that the first half of the day is the wettest than is what we see on stormtracker 6 live double scan, specifically south and east of the city we see the heaviest rain so far, the areas of yellow and red hitting millville and this is route 40 here and if you are traveling near mays landing, heavy rainfall near haddonfield, and driving rain near route 70 this is all heading in that direction, if you head on 70 to the cherry hill mall yo
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Dec 26, 2016 12:00pm EST
news." >> george michael fans are mourning the pop star who apparently died of heart failure at one of his homes in england's. 53-year-old was one half of the british pop sensation wham and followed that with a break out solo career. he sold 100 million records over three decades. we'll have more on his legacy and the tribute in the next half-hour. >>> police are on the hunt for a man who murdered an 81-year-old woman inside her own business. marie buck was shot on south tight an -- titan street. the business is two doors down from the their home. >>> a person was hit multiple times and is in critical condition. police initially said the shooter was wearing camouflage, now they believe he was wearing a green jacket with if you are on the hood and black cap and red stripes and snowflakes. >>> 9 people in the north wood neighborhood woke up on christmas to find their car tires slashed. some of the damaged cars were parked along faulkrod street this morning. jeff chirico will have more on the investigation at 12:30. >>> crews are recovering pieceful a russian plane that crashed into th
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Oct 9, 2017 12:00pm EDT
abc news making appearance on "good morning america" and this week with george stephanopoulos. we'll be right back. >> "action news" team is out working on new stories tonight at 4:00 p.m. calling out the cat callers, one woman is stirring up a social media firestorm by snapping selfies with the men who harass her on the street. >>> plus, love labels and louie vatons, you're newborn can share your passion for fashion baby red bottoms. that's coming up in big talkers. start them early, probably. what a miserable day outside. >> reporter: it's miserable, things are changing slightly for this afternoon, not entirely. >> was that harsh miserable? >> reporter: no, it felt that way. storm tracker 6 live double scan showing the stead rain we have for the past few hours is pushing out of here, let's go in close her with storm tracker 6 live double scan you can kind of see the pattern of this, we've watching some of that starting to break up a little bit. you're seeing the holes being punched in the rain here or there through the region. things are starting to improve as it kind of races out
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Nov 4, 2016 12:00pm EDT
around the george washington bridge. trying to punish a democratic mayor for not endorsing governor christie. the defendants will learn their sentences in february. governor christie denied all wrong doing. we are following the investigation into a house fire that left two small children in critical condition in the olney section of philadelphia. gray hall is live at the scene with updates on the young victims. >> reporter: rick, the last information from the fire commissioner where the kids were in critical condition but improving. so the extent of their injuries at this point is not clear, we tell that you people in this neighborhood are hoping for a speedy recovery. an overnight nightmare for the family living in this olney home, initial reports say two children a 7-month-old and 11-year-old were rushed to the hospital. >> it's always a tragedy when something happens to anybody but especially to children. >> i saw them bringing out the two kids and i started screaming, i was hysterical. right here in front of the house they were giving cpr to the baby in pampers. >> when firefigh
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Mar 9, 2016 12:00pm EST
heart failure and was 94 years old. >>> beatles producer, george martin has died. his partnership over a seven year span left a mark on pop culture. he worked with several other artists including cheap trick and celine dion. paul mccartney wrote this morning he was like a second father to him. he was 90 years old. >>> a man arrested by secret service agents at the white house yesterday is a suspect in a weekend shooting of an iowa pastor. kyle odom was taken into custody after throwing suspicious items over the fence of the white house. he is accused of shooting his pastor at his church in iowa and the pastor is expected to survive. >> i would say there was a dozen or so senators and twice that amount from the u.s. house and probably half again that amount from the israeli government. >> there was quite a few names on that list. dr. recommendimington spoke at before he was shot but they say nothing indicates the shooting was politically motivated . >>> an explosion leveled three businesses early this morning. the blast shattered windows and building as far as two blocks away. no o
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Jun 29, 2017 12:00pm EDT
chief financial adviser for pope francis cardinal george pell is charged with multiple counts of sexual abuse. the highest ranking official in the church to be charged with sexual abuse. they say it occurred years ago and pell is denying the charges. >>> a woman is charged with manslaughter in a deadly youtube stunt that killed her boyfriend. it happened outside of this home in norman county, minnesota. 19-year-old mona lisa perez claimed her boyfriend wanted to make a youtube video of a bullet hitting a book in front of his chest and it went through the book and killed him. he was pronounced dead at the scene and one family member says that her nephew told her about the dangerous plan. >> he told me about the idea and i said don't do it. why are you going to do it? >> we want more viewers to get famous. >> police have seized the cameras the pair used to record the incident. >>> officials in kentucky used a gas leak in a blew off the doors of this college dorm. at maurice state university. classes were not in session but students were on campus for a scholars program. >>> everyone is sa
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May 17, 2016 12:00pm EDT
that were never indicted for lane closures on the george washington bridge. they were to announce the names at noon today but another name is fighting to keep the names private. >>> it's primary day in two states in the race for president, only the democrats are heading to the polls in kentucky as hillary clinton tries to fight off bernie sanders, both parties in oregon are weighing in. donald trump is expected big numbers there. >>> today is an important deadline for voters in the garden state. the last day to register for the june 7th primary, voters in new jersey can only select candidates for the party they are registered for. >>> coming up a proposed change to the atlantic city boardwalk could help boost business. >> and a man says that whole foods put a gay slur on his cake is now changing his story. >> there is a new round of mandatory evacuations for the town devastated by the wild fire in canada. the wild fire destroys thousands of homes and businesses and poor air quality is preventing more than 80,000 evacuees from returning. >>> the los angeles school district will pay $88
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Sep 13, 2016 12:00pm EDT
, george zimmerman, authorities say that matthew zapperson shot at zimmerman last year at a traffic stop. zimmerman was acquitted three years ago in the fatal shooting of trayvon martin in a case that sparked widespread protest. >>> a school bus driver is hailed as a hero for saving all 20 students from this bus in maryland. this video captured the thick smoke coming from the vehicle yesterday afternoon. the driver's ability to keep calm likely saved lives. she took each child off the bus one by one. the cause of fire remains under investigation. >>> coming up here at noon, another drug company is making headlines after a dramatic price increase. turn things around? what if you could... love your numbers? discover once-daily invokana®. it's the #1 prescribed sglt2 inhibitor that works to lower a1c. a pill taken just once in the morning, invokana® is used along with diet and exercise to significantly lower blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes. in fact, it's been proven to be more effective at lowering a1c than januvia. invokana® works around the clock by reducing the amount
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Sep 19, 2016 12:00pm EDT
accused of closing the lanes on the george washington bridge. the governor could be subpoenaed to testify during the trial. >>> new developments in the lawsuit over the deadly center city buildings collapse. today opening statements are underway to determine who she would pay the victims. katherine scott is live in center city with the update. katherine. >> reporter: rick, this could be a lengthy trial they took a brief recess, it wrapped up right now. opening statements have been underway throughout the morning through the doors in the courtroom in city hall. 6 people died, 13 injured back in june 2013 when an unbraced brick wall fell on top of the salvation army thrift store at 22nd and market. the purpose of the civil trial to determine who is financially responsible for the victims of the collapse. the attorney said this was the result of hiring someone who divinity have the experience for the proper and safe way to do the project like this. he said the reason 9 people were selected was due to a significantly lower cost. he said the rolls of the building manager architect and
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Nov 1, 2016 12:00pm EDT
in the george washington bridge closures for pay back. >>> the days of cheap gas in new jersey are now over. a steep gas tax increase took place overnight. a 23 cent gas taxes took placeover night. to pay for transportation projects in the garden state. >>> an explosion closed the alabama pipeline that supplies gas to millions of people for the sec time in two months. it ignite aid blast that kill aid worker and injured five others, the affects of this disruption is not immediately clear but back in september drivers faced hiked gas prices in several states where the pipeline closed because of the leak. >>> we hear the conversation between police and the man they say carried out the massacre at the pulse nightclub in orlando, florida. release of 911 recordings give you a sense of omar mateen back in june. >> you are speaking with a person who pledged allegiance to the islamic state. >> tell me where you are now so i can get you some help. >> no, because you have to tell america to stop bombing syria and iraq. you get what i'm saying? >> i do. >> mateen was killed after a standoff w
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