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montgomery county. >> we are learning details about brad stone and the discovery of his body this afternoon. >> authorities found stone's body about 200 yards from his home in pennsburg, pennsylvania, it was found along a stream, he was dressed in sand colored camouflage clothing and wearing his name on the clothing as well. >> reporter ali gorman, has more on how people are coping but we begin with walter perez live in eaglesville. >> reporter: moments ago the montgomery county d.a., ferman, wrapped up her press conference. it was disturbing stuff, talking about how brad stone stabbed or shot his victims and some both. sources close to the investigation tell "action news" that stone used a sword, falling
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on his own sword if you will, wearing camouflage. of course the custody battle, he was embroiled in with his wife played a role in this hole thing, but when asked about the motive she was at a bit of a loss for words. >> we can speculate why and look at the court filings and say he wasn't getting his way and was dissatisfied with that, but there is no excuse, no valid explanation or justification for snuffing out these six innocent lives and injuring another child. this is a horrific tragedy our community has had to endure. as we are all standing here today we are really numb from what we had to go through the past few days. >> before all the questions were answered, many autopsies had to be performed. she gave an update on anthony
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flick, the one that survived, he is in serious condition, he lost several fingers and was attacked by a sword or sharp object. they say it was a sword, possibly the same sword used when stone killed himself, the wuns are to his head and hands and he expected to recover but is still in serious condition. reporting live from eagleville, walter perez, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. authorities mentioned in the news conference, this manhunt is extremely difficult for people living in the area, especially for those living there or know the students in the school with the young victims. now reporter and registered nurse, ali gorman is standing by with more details. >> reporter: i spoke with the superintendant of souderton area schools, he calls what happens
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an unspeakable tragedy and will be remembered as one of the darkest days in the district's history. >> grief counselors were inside of souderton high school mourning the loss of nina flick, a 14-year-old freshman one of six victims that bradley stone allegedly killed. her brother anthony flick say junior at the school and takes classes at the mondo tech career certain and he suffered a head wound and remains in the hospital. a statement on the district's website reads, i share the sorrow of our community members and know we will endure this together. andrea's office of health say this is the large of the crisis they have responsibled to. >> the crisis teams for children and adults, they went to the schools as well as the
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communities, the neighborhoods and the complexes where these events have happened. >> she says that the grief counselors are on site for several days, 24 hours a day to help students and teachers cope. and to reassure your kids they are safe and stick to your usual routine. >> keep them going to school. keep regular hours. make sure they stick to their bedtimes, their activities and their social relations, anything that is typical. and for the high school this has been an especially difficult year and they lost two students to suicide earlier in the year making this the third student to die this year. if you would like more information on grief counseling ordealing with tragedy, we have resources at 6abc.com. >> all right ali thank you.
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we continue to follow all the angles of the montgomery county murder spree, we are bringing you live updates and keep checking back for updates on 6abc.com. turning now to accuweather, steady showers are moving through our area tonight and meteorologist, cecily tynan is at the "action news" big board with the latest from stormtracker 6 live double scan. >> stormtracker 6 live double scan showing we have scattered showers around philadelphia but the steady, heavy rain is moving off the coast, but it is dropping some real heavy downpours from cape may up the garden state parkway, ocean city, atlantic city also in the band of the heavier rain, as we move farther north, surf city and beach haven also dealing with rain but it's lighter and all of this rain will be pushing offs we head through the evening hours. the big problem now in the northwest suburbs not the rain but the fog, allentown and
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reading visibility has dropped down to a mile and in the poconos, the visibility is a third a mile. this is our live view from pagoda in reading, overlooking the lights of reading and you can see with that visibility down to a mile, you can't see anything at all. this is the problem in the overnight hours. we expect area fog to expand in the northwest suburbs as fares the next three hours, we'll have spotty showers here or there and it's all out of here by midnight and temperatures are well above freezing tonight and we don't have to worry about icing in the overnight hours, people are complaining that we don't have sunshine lately and we'll talk about a big cool down in the accuweather forecast. >> thank you setly. a man who disrupted a flight is back before the judge today. robert john coppack says he was
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drunk when he gropes women on the flight back in may, once the flight landed back in philadelphia, he was charged with interference with a flight crew and that is a felony. today he was sentenced to five months and community confinement, and he must stay in a halfway house and pay a fine of $50,000 and he must refrain from using alcohol and illegal substances. coppack admitted he was receiving treatment for alcohol addiction. and a fire in a south jersey fire company, chopper 6 hd got to the scene in monroeville, and firefighters had to remove their trucks from the building when the blaze broke out. it was under control quickly without a lot of damage to the building. and late morning headaches for drivers, the cars collided just south of the route 1 exit.
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one car overturned while one went over the embankment. the accident tied up traffic in the area for more than an hour. >> the festival of lights or hanukkah is being celebrated tonight and mayor michael nutter, helped to light a menorah to celebrate and there were potato pancakes served up. it made for an interesting day of travel for those going through the main concourse. it's time for the check of the "action news" traffic report. lets go live to matt pellman in the traffic center. >> it's an interesting and not so fun night of travel if you are taking the car home, i wish we had better news for our jewish friends it will take a long time to get home, especially on 295 southbound, the jackknifed tractor trailer is gone and the lanes are open near the 42 freeway and you are
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looking at the speeds coming down from rancocas. the new jersey turnpike is an option as well as 130 and kings highway and evesham road. the delays spill back on to 42, northbound backed up to 55 to 295, and big problems on the pennsylvania turnpike, no westbound traffic getting by at willow grove and fort washington because of a crash, there are a bunch of alternates and none of them great, stick with 63 and 309, and a crash on 422 an eastbound vehicle ran off the road and then into a ditch. you have to be careful out there. >> thank you matt. coming up on tuesday, the hackers behind an attack against sony pictures, make a new threat, this time they are warning movie goers.
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>> and tragedy in pakistan, after terrorists killed more than 100 children, how the u.s. government is reacting. we'll have those stories and more.
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president obama is condemning the taliban attack on a pakistani school that killed more than 100 children. they are offering aid. most of the victims were students in the first to tenth grade. >> they came in and entered the auditorium and all the children were going through exams and they started to shoot them in their seats and after that they started to spreading to other wings of the school where they were contained. and finally they were brought and confined into one block, they were killed finally. >> the taliban attackers
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responsible were all kill bud authorities have not said how and the taliban says the children were killed in revenge for the attack on the islamic militants there. the hackers responsible for a cyber attack on sony pictures release aid new threat, and they referenced the september 11th attacks. and they issued a warnings where they can stay away from a movie where the interview will be shown and it said, quote, remembering the september 11th of 2001. before leaving their homes and going to theaters showing the film. the movie is about north korean
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leader, kim jong un. in his most definitive move yesterday jeb bush will explore a political action committee to run for president. and will raise money for republicans and assess his own chances of success. he will make his final decision next year. still to come on "action news" a new film on martin luther king's historic march through alabama is getting a lot of buzz and we'll hear from the film's director.
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an internationally recognized choir made a stop in university city, they treated patients at the university of pennsylvania hospital. and katherine scott has the story. ♪ ♪ >> reporter: the sounds of 23 young voices filled the atrium in philadelphia this morning,
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the world renowned vienna boys choir made a stop and with each note the holiday chief swelled. >> a way to get away from the hospital bedside and feel like a kid and enjoy the holiday festivities. ♪ ♪ patients and their families could attend the concert in person or watch on tvs from their hospital beds, the performance got a thumbs up from john. >> he loves to sing, this is real special. ♪ ♪ vienna boys choir has been around for centuries, this group is on tour since mid-october. but the director says this performance was particularly close to their hearts. >> this year at chop is special because it gives our boys a
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chance to give a little beautiful light to children whose life is not always easy. >> this is the tail end of the american tour, they have five more stops and they are headed back to austria for the holidays. katherine scott, channel 6 "action news." >> nice. much more ahead on "action news" tonight. looking outside at sky 6 hd we have a beautiful city skyline and meteorologist, cecily tynan, with the all important accuweather forecast for the rest of the week coming up.
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time for accuweather at the "action news" big board, cecily tynan is standing by with the concern conditions and you might want to break out the umbrella for a few days at least? >> for tonight and tomorrow you can put the umbrella away. you can hold it if you want to be on the safe side. >> i like to walk around with it. >> it's a good look for you. stormtracker 6 live double scan showing that we do have steady, heavy rain along the shore and showers lingering near philadelphia and parts of delaware, stormtracker 6 live double scan really zooming in showing this is the batch of heavy rain east of the garden state parkway and atlantic city and sea isle city, this band moving across the delaware bay
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right now near salem and smyrna. and you definitely want to have the umbrellas on hand and we have another batch of scattered showers in philadelphia and media and jenkintown, and moving up towards the north, and in willow grove are you in the showers in the next few minutes. at least we don't have to worry about snow or ice though. 39 degrees and 44 is the normal high for this time of year. millville 49 and trenton 48 and allentown 43 and reading currently 44 degrees, and the problem with the northwest suburbs it's not the rain or the visibility and down to one mile in reading and lancaster, once we get a cold front move through, the winds kick off and that will kick out the fog, fog should not be a problem for tomorrow's commute, satellite 6 along with action radar showing the big picture with this storm system, low pressure with lake
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eerie, we are dealing with a warm front moving through and that cold front moves through later tonight and ahead of that cold front, you'll see a few more showers through the evening hours, you'll want to keep the umbrella on hand and happy hanukkah to you jewish viewers, it began at 4:37 p.m., and there will be scattered showers and temperatures in the 40s. as we head through the evening hours at 10:00, still showers east of philadelphia, we begin to dry out west of philadelphia, it all moves out around midnight and then tomorrow we see a lot of clouds and late in the day, probably a few breaks of sunshine, by 8:00 perhaps a lingering shower north of the poconos. the call from accuweather, temperatures well above freezing, we don't have to worry about icing roads, 42 in philadelphia, millville 40 and 43 in cape may, trenton 41 and allentown 37 degrees and reading
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38 degrees, early showers and the clouds are lingering through the evening hours and the overnight hours and then the winds will begin to pick up. the five-day at 5:00 showing tomorrow it will be windy but mild, the high up to 52 degrees, lots of clouds late in the day, and some sunshine finally, that is when cold air plunges down, and factor in the winds and the windchills will be in the 30s in the afternoon and a high of 43 degrees, and heading into saturday it clouds up to 43 degrees by the evening with a mixture of snow and rain moving in. the high is 42 degrees, this doesn't look like it will be a big storm system but could cause problems for traveling, we'll talk about that in the full accuweather forecast. tomorrow 52 degrees. >> you'll need the umbrella for the weekend. >> just hold it there the whole time.
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>> more to come on the next half hour of "action news" at 5:00. a montgomery county community gripped with fear in the murder of six people begins the long process of healing tonight. and stories of heroism coming to life during the siege in australia. what the two victim dz before they died. >> and two families will have a nice holiday thanks to the generosity of strangers. ♪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!
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"action news" at 5:00 continues with our breaking news story. the manhunt for suspected killer, brad stone, has come to an end. >> now they can start honoring the victims and healing. >> in pennsburg, s.w.a.t. teams found stone's body 200 yards from his home. it's unclear how long stone had been there, he was found kneeling on the ground in sand colored fatigues, they say he killed himself with a sword strike to the stomach. law enforcement spend several hours staking out stone's home and turned up nothing when they
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went inside. nora muchanic spent time in the neighborhood where hill's sister-in-law and brother in law were attacked and there must be a sense of relief. >> reporter: sense of relief indeed. the entire area was on a state of alert for fear that stone would return. now they know that won't happen and everyone can relax a bit. >> he has killed so many people. why? >> that is the questions that authorities will look to answer, after this violent murderous episode comes to an end. the home in souderton where four members of flick family were shot or cut monday remains under police guard only 17-year-old anthony survived his mother and father and sister were killed. >> my uncle got a feen call from my aunt and he is awake and talking just a little bit.
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but so far he seems to be doing okay. >> does he realize what happened? >> no, doesn't know nothing. >> counselors are walking around neighborhoods to offer help to those that need it. >> it's normal to feel uncomfortable so we are just hov offering people support. >> people are shocked by the deaths and the suspect is believed responsible for the killing spree targeting his ex-wife and family, some are not surprised that it ended with him taking his life. >> it's not an uncommon outcome for that sort of thing. i'm glad it's over but sad it happened. >> i'm glad it's over and my kids are okay to come home, it's great the community can start to get back to normal. but it's going to take a while.
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>> back live now, if there is any good to come out of this misery, it's encouraging to hear that the lone survivor of the rampage, anthony flick is alive and talking despite? gruesome injuries, what a long road ahead for him and others touched by this strategy. nora muchanic, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. "action news" has kept you up to date on this story, on all of our platforms, including facebook, as officials released information about public safety this is one way we sent it to you. you can like our page. in other news, a twisted love triangle involving two county police officers has ended in gun fire and tragedy. valerie morrow and her husband, tom morrow own this home on the 200 block, make it 600 block of
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glenolden. mr. morrow's alleged lover, showed up at the home wearing a bulletproof vest and carrying a gun. chad pradelli is live with more on what happened after that. >> reporter: rick, steven was a colwyn cop until recently, he is accused of gunning down a family until the morton cop returned fire and wounded him. >> investigators tell "action news" that former cop, steven res kowski had a gun, after he kicked the door in, and allegedly shot valerie morrow and then her 15-year-old daughter once in the arm, morrow's husband a part-time cop was awakened by the gun fire. >> tom morrow hears the commotion and gun fire and
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reached into his nightstand next to the bed and pulled out the revolver and started to return fire. >> when morrow ran out of bullets he jumped out of a second story window breaking his ankle. motive appears to be jealousy cording to investigators, morrow and reskowski were believed to be involved at one time and yesterday valerie morrow obtain aid protection of abuse order against him. it was served at the home he shared with his mother and brother. >> she feared for her life and her family's life. >> i knew him since he was a baby, he was born, i lived here for 50 years, i can't believe this. my heart is just -- >> he has a history of stalking women and is currently in county and when they learned of
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accusations, the part-time police officer was taken off the streets. >> he was taken out of uniform and off the street back in march of 2014. when the other issue surfaced and he is not a colwyn police officer anymore, he resigned yesterday, and everything was taken care of yesterday prior to the incident. >> reporter: and he remains hospitalized in critical but stable condition, he faces murder charges and the d.a. is saying he is contemplating the death penalty as for the stepbrother that jumped out of the window he is released from the hospital. >> thank you. three young men were killed when the car slammed into a tree in hamilton township, not clear when the crash happened but it was reported at 8:15 this
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morning, the cause of the crash is under investigation tonight. 20-year-old tyler schafer and two others all died at the scene. turning to the deadly siege in sydney, australia, as the community tries to process the attack, the grieving nation shows support for the victims. a sea of flowers sits in front of cafe thank is where the hostage situation took place, we are learning more about the two hostages that lost their lives, tory johnson was the manager of the lint chocolate cafe, witnesses told police he grabbed the gun and it went off and struck johnson and killed him. katrina johnson was said to have shielded a pregnant friend and she was shot and killed. and the prime minister spoke of the country's strength in the face of tragedy. >> we have seen in the worst of
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times the best of people, it really is extraordinary to see the crowd of sydney siders at martin's place right now paying their respects to those that suffered and those who died and to those who served. >> moanis died when police stormed the cafe, they believe the self proclaimed muslim cleric acted alone. >> and now president obama believes he will authorize new sanctions against russia, as the russian government tries to stabilize their currency the ruble. some say this fall will cause huge short-term damage to russia and caused a gap for russian
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policy makers. david muir will have more coming up including what led the gunman at the center of this crime. over to rick and monica. >> thank you sharrie. time for an update on the highways on a tuesday night. >> matt pellman has the latest. no shortage of traffic troubles for that tuesday trip home, that is for sure. we have this accident that ran off the eastbound side of 422, they have it pulled out of the grassy area but you can see the activity off the shoulder and the delay is not too bad and the discovery of brad stone's body in pennsburg and school house road remains shut down at 4th and 63 and route 29 is open this afternoon. unlike yesterday afternoon. and all lanes opened at the westbound pennsylvania turnpike, heavy delays are not gone, just 15 miles per hour and 7 miles
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per hour as you travel westbound by ben salem. use the local roads like county and horsham road and many heavy delays in both directions and travel times of 40 minutes, should be 14 but good luck in getting home. >> always nice about that. >> much more ahead on "action news," the hunt is on for a greedy thief that targeted an elderly man. and the director of "selma" is in our studios. we have seen the rain, the heaviest is moving on out for the evening hours, temperatures are milder after the rain exits. details in the accuweather forecast. eagles and flyers and phillies in sports with jaime apody.
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first a message from a local troop serving overseas. >> hi i'm captain john delaurentice in air force base korea, i would like to give a shout-out to my family and friends in new jersey, best wishes for a happy, holiday season, i love and miss you all.
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the former band director at a south philadelphia high school, jason koenig entered the plea of sexual assault and misconduct. for an incident that took place this last year. police are looking for this man wanted for a violent holdup at browny's lounge, the man pretended to be a trash inspector when he entered the bore, once inside he punched an 80-year-old man in the face and demanded his ring. he tried to get in a cash registered but failed. if you have information call
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police. and now we are going to jaime apody in the sports center. >> the journey of 1,000 miles begins with a single step. they started today getting back to work on the practice field, who stands in their way, but former bird, desean jackson. he is talking a bit. he said jeremy maclin is all they got. he took offense to that. he posted this on his twitter page, saying know your facts before you talk. granted much of that production is from maclin himself. >> i put something up on instagram because i know that especially you guys really like to get after some guys on the receiving core and i think we have done a great job playing with two quarterbacks and they
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both did a great job and coop has as many catches as he has had in his career. >> mark sanchez has thrown nine interceptions, his accuracy is not great either, but the quarterback says bring on the scrutiny. >> if you can't handle it, don't play, go do something else. win lose or draw, i love this team, and this is one of the best times of my life. >> the guy taking the most heat is corner back, fletcher, they have no plans on benching fletcher and they do not expect grant cole this week with a hand injury, that is a big blow. and hopefully rounding into a winning streak, they are 2-0
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at home and they are playing tampa bay, they have lost five straight games to them and eight of the last nine, why might that be? >> i don't know, they are a great team and we have not played our best hockey against them. we have grown as a team and we are playing better and our chemistry is better. we are playing good hockey lately and it will be good to see where we stand. and vinny lacavalier is back on the ice. and the phillies have broken their silence and ruben amaro jr. is telling jeff skversky why he is starting to start the rebuilding process. >> we are trying to get younger and build for the future rather than just thinking about 2015,
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the last couple of years have been dismal for us and we need to make a change. this is a change we decided to make, and our goal is to be a perennial winner again and sometimes you have to take a step or two backwards to go forward. the question is how long it will take to go forward again. >> thank you jaime. the spirit of giving was in full supply in roxborough, with piles of new toys and games in the community center, volunteers helped to explore the offerings to select the perfect present for their children. and each child will receive a stuffed red stocking to get on christmas morning. we want to see how you decked your halls, take a picture or short video, sent it on instagram twitter or vine.
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melissa magee with the word from accuweather. the heaviest of that rain is moving out and stormtracker 6 live double scan showing you the heavy rain is starting to pull on out but is still on the shore
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line from toms river to atlantic city. we'll go in tighter on stormtracker 6 live double scan street level and you can see light to moderate pocket as long surf city and beach haven to oceanville and even atlantic city. this is the heaviest batch and we have a few residual showers in the evening to the nighttime hours, the high today in the city, 9 degrees above average and with the moisture overhead these climbed above the seasonal norms, we are tracking a warm front at that hour. 37 in the poconos and 45 in allentown and the lehigh valley. upper 40s in trenton and same thing in dover sitting in the upper 40s, the only place we are having concerns is we are reduced to -- and low level moisture at the surface and that is creating foggy conditions and
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it's moving on out for areas north and west of town. here is satellite 6 along with action radar you can see the area of low pressure centered over the great lakes and the frontal boundary is moving to the north and it will stay to the north and east and we are tracking this frontal boundary that lifts north and east of our region, and the middle half of our work week, here is the setup, mild and breezy, this area of low pressure is riding to the north at 10 to 20 miles per hour. with the westerly wind moving into the region, we'll max out at 52 degrees in the city tomorrow and that is above average for this time of year. thursday a nice mixture of sunshine and clouds and high pressure to the west and the high sits in our region as we get into friday and into the weekend, the high thursday is in at 44 degrees and windchills in the 30s as we get into thursday and temperatures getting cooler as we get into thursday and beyond. fast forward into late saturday and sunday, there is talk about this storm system as we watch
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the coast into the weekend, the area of low pressure with the strong jet stream to the south and we are tracking northern energy moving into chicago at that time. the problem is that this jet stream raises up to the north and east and this storm system doesn't have a chance to phase over our region, if you had phasing across the region you'd have more in the way of significant snowfall or precipitation across our region. it phases well to the north of us and it's a weaker storm system in our area and light snow north and west and light rain north and east. the call from accuweather for the rest of tonight, showers and clouds and 42 in the city, the accuweather forecast showing you on wednesday, 52 degrees and clouds and sunshine, and high temperature thursday 44 and you might want to dress with temperatures in the 30s when you factor into the windchills, brisk and chilly and 44 and saturday turning cloudy and 40 and light rain and snow on saturday and it doesn't look to
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be a major event in our region guys. >> stay on top of the changing winter weather at 6abc.com/weather. storm tracker radar keeps track on what is moving through and can you see the seven-day forecast as well. through and coming to theaters in january, the new movie called "selma" the story about the march in 1965 when martin luther king jr. led a campaign for equal voter rights in the face of violence opposition, ava dubet is the director and stopped by to talk to alicia vitarelli. she says that the timing is no way we could have known what would happen in ferguson
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and they would demonstrate again the injustices we saw there. >> selma will be released in theaters on january 9th.
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right now jim gardner and the "action news" team is standing by with these stories and more up next at 6:00. the manhunt for bradley stone is over, new details where police found him when he killed six people in a vigil tonight. and an undercover operation for people that were apprehended in wayne. those stories are coming up next. for cecily tynan, adam joseph and sharrie williams, i'm monica malpass have a nice night.
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"action news" delaware valley's leading news program. with ducis rogers, cecily tynan and jim gardner. it is tuesday night and the big story on "action news" tonight is the massive manhunt mass murderer bradley stone, it is over. police found stone's body in the woods today about a half mile from his home in pennsburg, montgomery county, sources say he killed himself with a sword. the body was found a day after they say he killed his wife and five members of her family.
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lets begin in david henry live in pennsburg. >> reporter: the montgomery county medical examiner left with a little while ago with the body. we were here when they converged on 4th street and the body was found down the hill not far from stone's home. law enforcement raced to the scene after word of a body had been found, it was on the other side of the stream where 4th street comes to an end, down the street from stone's house. he was found with a sword or large knife protruding from the stomach, these pictures were taken by a resident that lives nexts to the woods. a van from the medical examiner's office arrived to retrieve it. yesterday the police used a battering ram to break down stone's front door and now it lays at the foot of a

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