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stleet station, what is the situation right now. >> reporter: jim, there is a lot going on right now, let me get right to it. this is a live look at city hall where hundreds of protesters have reached the courtyard, what they ca they call aggressive and racist actions across the country. they are dealing with the demonstrators and the evening rush. this is the scene at 30th street station at 4:00 p.m., people were stretched out across the floor, demonstrating how michael brown's body was after being shot by officer darren wilson in august. hundreds joined the group and marched out of 30th street station with their armed up in the don't shoot pose. people walked down market street
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and are moving down different parts of center city and trying to get on the interstate, at one point police marked the entrance to the schuylkill expressway. ferguson is the underlying tonight but the demonstration sparked again because of a new york grand jury decision not to indict the police officer for a chokehold that killed eric garner, he was stopped for selling loose cigarettes and the officer is cleared after his lawyers said he used a take down moved taught to him by the department. but they are pledging to speak out against what they call racist policing. we don't know how long these marches and protests will happen throughout our city, we'll keep an eye on things. kenneth moton, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you kenneth, needless to say we'll continue to update on this story on the air and online at 6abc.com.
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>> the search resumed today for missing college student shane montgomery in manayunk, police were out with sniffing dogs and volunteers were going around the neighborhood posting flyers in a desperate attempt to locate the 21-year-old after disappearing after leaving a bar on thursday. meanwhile, sara bloomquist is live on the campus of westchester university where montgomery was a student. what is happening there? >> a vigil is just getting underway here on the steps of westchester university. they are playing music, upbeat music with the theme of coming home. close friends and family are here for the vigil, it's another long and agonizing day for them. they spent much of it in the rain in manayunk doing all they can to bring shane home. volunteers went up and down
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manayunk putting up pictures of the information. they say that the reward now stands at $31,000 for information leading to his whereabouts. >> it's a week now and people are repeating the most insignificant information matters, but nobody has come forward and it's not right. >> the rectory at st. john the baptist is the center for the action. his mother is there trying to stay optimistic while the search for her son going on. >> it's hard, i think i go to bed and try to get fitful rest and then it's a nightmare i can't wake up from. >> montgomery disappeared after leaving kildare's irish pub at closing time at 2:30 a.m. today philadelphia police brought nay k-9 unit to search the banks by the schuylkill river and the small manayunk park but again today.
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nothing. >> they assure me, and i believe them, they are doing everything possible, and they assured me i will be the first to know if they find anything of value. >> the volunteers have left manayunk and made the trip to westchester to pray. >> it's hard to go to classes and be normal. we have a ton of hope and we are trying to spread it tonight. >> as we look back live at westchester university and the steps of the student union where the group is gathering here and any moment now they will begin a candle light vigil in shane montgomery's honor and they will pray tomorrow and they pledge to be back on the streets of manayunk searching for shane montgomery. live in westchester, i'm sara bloomquist, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. there is a new $1,000 reward to catch the attackers that broke a teenager's jaw during a
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beating in kensington in philadelphia. employee men ambushed the 17-year-old on the 900 block of 4th street on november 16th, the victim had just left a friend's house when he was punched and kicked repeatedly, he was taken to the hospital. and police don't have a description of the attacker orz a possible motive. >> retired camden city fire cheech was hurt today during a fire at his home and his stepson was badly burned. investigators think that the fire started in the house in the basement in mount ephraim, they learned that he suffered smoke inhalation and his stepson was air lifted in critical condition. and now police are trying to track down the driver from the hit and run accident in north philadelphia, meanwhile we are learning more about the victim
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in that crash, david henry is live at the hospital of the university of pennsylvania where the victim is in critical condition. >> jim, we have learned that the victim is a 30-year-old father of two and he is deaf and he remains in critical condition here at the hospital and the police continue to close in on the hit and run driver. >> byron scales was crossing the intersection of 59th and market when was rundown, this surveillance video obtained by "action news" shows the moment of impact. the police knew immediately the car was a silver volvo station wagon because a police patrol tried to stop the car for no taillights a block earlier, and then they followed and then disengaged for safety they saw the car from a block away and the patrol car was on the scene seconds later and the two police
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officers rushed the victim to the hospital, last night police got a tip call and found this car on the 800 block of south cecil street, it has a shattered windshield and police believe it's the hit and run car. they believe it belongs to a woman that lets her son and daughter drive it. they are trying to determine who was driving it at the time of the accident. byron scales has to daughters and he is deaf. he never heard the car bearing down on him as he crossed the intersection, he was thrown into the air and suffered massive head and chest trauma. scales remained in critical condition here at the hospital and the police continue their investigation and so far they have not filed any charges. live in university city, david henry channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. a 15-year-old girl suffered severe head injuries early this morning when she was hit by a
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pickup truck on roosevelt boulevard in northeast philadelphia, the little flower high school student was struck in the outer lanes on ryan avenue at 6:30, it's driver did stop and is cooperating with the investigation. diners exposed to hepatitis a in mercer county at rose's restaurant can get vaccinated tomorrow. hamilton township officials are offering the shot to residents that ate there between november 10th and 26th. the clinic runs from 2:00 until 8:00 at the fire company, we have all the details at 6abc.com. lottery hopefuls should check their tickets tonight because there is a jackpot winner in philadelphia that has yet to be claimed. a cash five ticket worth $450,000 was sold on bustleton avenue, it matched all five
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numbers for the draw, 4, 9, 14, 20 and 27. the winner or winners must collect the prize within one year. the store gets $500 for selling the lucky ticket. coming up tonight, a reunion at philadelphia international airport a soldier returns from overseas and meets his 3-month-old daughter for the first time. >> the rain is moving out across the delaware and lehigh valleys, we are tracking more moisture for the weekend. and details are coming up. >> eagles put in their game plan against the seattle seahawks.
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we are going live to rick williams live at the city hall courtyard where the group of protesters have gathered at the city's christmas tree. what is the story there? >> reporter: well, jim i don't know if this was the type of excitement they were preparing when they planned this tree lighting ceremony at city hall and this is what they got. hundreds of protesters have descended on the courtyard of city hall, they came in rushing in and chanting. no justice, no peace, many of them with signs held high and it has presented an interesting contrast because on the stage in front of me there are performers singing christmas carols and
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preparing for the tree lighting celebration tonight. they are surrounded by a sea of protesters, they are chanting with their arms held high and signs held high. there are many police officers on stand by and i am told that if anyone gets unruly or if the situation becomes turbulent, people will be removed from the tree lighting celebration, it's an interesting juxtaposition of the protesters and people here to see the tree lighting ceremony. we'll have more on "action news" at 11:00, until then i'm rick williams on the action cam back to you. >> we'll keep an eye on it rick. >> a soldier's home coming from overseas made sweeter today by meeting his brand new daughter for the first time. sergeant marcus wild stepped off the plane at philadelphia international airport and into his family's arms this afternoon
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and he held his daughter in his arms this afternoon. everyone was all smiles as he met paisley for the first time. he is home for a short five-day leave.
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one of the nfl's most post an offenses goes up against one the stingiest defenses. they head into a huge game with seattle on sunday and the birds are in a great spot but as jeff skversky explains they are not where they want to be. >> they are in for the touch down! >> the eagles beat the cowboys to take over sole possession of first place but they have not won anything yet, they are not even guarantee aid playoff spot as they get ready to play seating, the defending super bowl champs. >> we haven't proved anything, all we can do is win this game. >> if the eagles are going to run the table over the final
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months, they need lasean mccoy to rush, he has rushed 300 yards over the last two games and the eagles have won both of them. >> you know i new coming in here what a talented player he was, mccoy is only 48 yard as way from breaking william montgomery's record for rushing yards, a record that has stood for 30 years. >> it's cool, i never dreamed when i had drafted, that i would have a chance to have a rushing record as an eagle. that is big. >> more important to mccoy is to take a closer step to scoring a division title and a possible first round bye. >> all week we are telling you how tough seattle's defense is, here is more evidence, richard sherman is the defensive player of the week. he had two interceptions in the win over the niners, and facing the eagles uptempo offense he
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says won't change his game. >> we play disciplined style football, it gives you more opportunities, you'll get more plays throughout the game and that make its more fun for a team. any challenge like that is something we relish. >> there are a few automatics in life but sixer a loss by them has fallen into that category, another loss makes them 0-18 and that would tie them for the worst start in nba history. >> the record doesn't mean much to us, we come in here and work hard and put out good days and that is where our motivation is to win a game. >> no matter what we go through through this process we'll play hard and that is what we do. that is our job and we'll continue to fight. you heard the saying, if it wasn't for bad luck the flyers would have no luck at all. they tied with the sharks and
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then the game winning goal scored with 10 tics on the block. the flyers lost nine of their last ten games, how do you stay positive after that? >> we are stressed right now and you lose in 10 seconds to go, it's important we stick together and that is what we are doing now, the only way to get out of this hole is to get out together. >> the flyers are in anaheim tonight. >> thank you ducis, a pen sauk and neighborhood as the money to get a much needed face list. urban promise is awarded a $705,000 a year grant for the project. it targets the area from 35th street to browning road and river road to route 130.
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another nasty day courtesy of accuweather, what about the next seven? or day or so? >> for the first half tomorrow, we get sun and then more clouds move in. stormtracker 6 live double scan showing you that it's dry right now, no issues with precipitation, although earlier today it was a raw day, dreary with the clouds and moisture overhead. the action cam was outside earlier today giving you a shot of fairmount park, you can see the clouds and lingering moisture overhead. conditions are starting to clear up this evening and they continue to do so tonight. high temperatures in the delaware and lehigh valley, allentown 43 and wilmington 46
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and atlantic city 52, and it was slightly warmer there because you get the moisture off the atlantic and the ocean temperature relatively milder compared to inland locations. we hit 48 in the city and that is not far from average, average for december 3rd in philadelphia, 49 degrees, and keep in mind once we close out this month, as we get into december 31st, the average high temperature was just 41 degrees, that is an indication that these numbers will keep on dropping as we get closer to the winter season. we are not tracking snow but more rain is likely as we close out the work week and get into the start of the weekend, 47 in philadelphia and the poconos 35 degrees, allentown 40 along the cost in sea isle city and the lower 50s in dover, satellite 6 along with action radar showing you moisture that was out earlier today moving across
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coastal sections of new england, look to the west and breaks in the clouds moving across the lower great lakes, even down the spine of the appalachians, we tap into a piece of this clearing skies into tonight and the start of the day on thursday. future tracker 6 showing you for the rest of tonight and clear and starting to dry out and chill out with the westerly wind that moves on in. thursday at 8:00 in the morning bright sunshine overhead and get more of what you can, a few more high, thin clouds in the delaware and lehigh valleys, afternoon high clouds and high pressure stays in control and a chilly but dry day, high temperature of 44 degrees, high pressure moves on out, rain developing at night with the high temperature on friday of 46 degrees and another slug moisture from the southwest making its way to the northeast. the same rain that is affecting folks along the southwest
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especially areas in california that works its way into the region into friday and the weekend. clearing skies for the rest of tonight and seasonably chilly and 34 and 28 in the suburbs with the north-northwest chilly wind. here is the accuweather forecast, sunshine to clouds tomorrow and high temperature is 44 and friday mostly cloudy and 46, rain develops at night, on saturday it's damp and a dreary start to the weekend and high temperature just 52, on sunday periods of rain and a high temperature of 46, it looked like this rain will clear out on sunday, we have to allow for on and off showers and the eagles are alone and the 40s continue on monday, and we start to clear out on tuesday jim. >> thank you melissa. "action news" is live again in center city philadelphia, where hundreds of protesters congregated at the city hall courtyard where the plans are to light the city's christmas tree tonight and the demonstrators
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are of course protesting the decision by grand juries in ferguson, missouri and today in new york city not to indict white police officers in the deaths of unarmed black men, this started at 30 and street station and arrived at city hall courtyard and we'll have the full story on "action news" at 11:00. and of course at 6abc.com. the plans are to light the city hall christmas tree tonight as you see that ceremony is in progress, abc's world news tonight with david muir is next and "action news" continues at 10:00 on phl 17 with adam joseph and ducis rogers doctor and join us for "action news" at 11:00 on channel 6. for the entire "action news" team i'm jim gardner, we hope you'll join us for "action news" at 11:00. ♪this holiday season, my good friend gave to me♪
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welcome to "world news tonight." and breaking news. no indictment. yet another explosive case in america. the police choke hold caught on tape. the unarmed man killed. the outrage pouring in tonight. the american teacher and mother of two attacked and killed in a shopping mall. tonight, the surveillance video. the suspect wearing that veil. the new number coming in tonight. look at this. $1.99 for a gallon of gas. where it's now under $2 a gallon. is your city next? and speechless. fresh off her national honor tonight, our interview with meryl streep. her daring new challenge. and what we asked her that left her speechless. but not for long.

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