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good afternoon sara bloomquist is off, in the news jimmy rollins no longer a philadelphia philly, his trade deal is official. and this new contraption is making it easier to capture the all important selfie. and with it being the last weekend before christmas, lots of people will be out and about, lets take a live look at sky 6 hd at at jersey shore, it's a cold shot here but at least it is dry. karen rogers is at the "action news" big board with the latest from accuweather. a lot of people need the weather to cooperate with our shopping and travel plans. >> lots of last minute shoppers out there, the waeshl is cooperating and it's not very pretty, a great deal of cloud cover and we can start to see wholes in the clouds popping up
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and a peek of sunshine through the clouds in allentown and reading and lancaster, we are stuck with the clouds and peeks of sunshine trying to mix in. temperature-wise temperatures are a couple of degrees below average, you expect it to be chilly, in december, 38 in pottstown and 39 degrees currently in center city. it's chilly out there, 38 in browns mills and woodbine, new jersey, 38 degrees in dover, delaware, when you factor in a bit a breeze at 13 miles per hour, the windchill 33 degrees in philadelphia it feels like below freezing in spots. 30 in allentown and 43 in reading and 31 in millville. on the coastline at the boardwalk in a.c. or sea isle
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city it's 29 degrees. lots of shopping today and there will be clouds and breezy at 4:00, 41 degrees and 5:30, 39. temperatures not too bad today if are you looking ahead to the white christmas. historical average for the past 30 years, a 7.9% of a white christmas and this year even less. it doesn't look good for this year. >> remember, can you keep track of the accuweather forecast any time by downloading our free storm tracker 6 app, live radar and the hourly forecast and weather alerts posted for our area. it's the last weekend before christmas and people are heading out to shop and do some early traveling to their holiday destinations and the travel costs less this year thanks to
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lower gas prices, john rawlins live at the wawa in king of prussia, that is usually a busy stop where are you standarding this noon. >> it will cost a lot less to get around than last year. what cost you $3.25 last year, will cost you 55 to 60 cents less and yes it is having an impact. aaa says levels last seen in 2009, a big fact prompting the forecast that people will take to the roads. but dropping prices are lifting spirits and cheaper gas equals $9 to $13 less a fill-up. that translates to an analyzed savings of $500 to $600 per
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household, economists wonder where that will go particularly this holiday season. >> you have money to help your kids and supplies for your house, it's real helpful when you are trying to go shopping for groceries and everything. >> it helps things out and frees up money for simple things, whether it's grabbing lunch and it helps out for sure. >> it's a more positive outlook. >> it puts more money in your pocket, what are you going to do with it? >> i have four kids that need to go to college so i am putting it towards that. >> some folks spending and some folks saving, if you take all the dollars save here because of lower gas prigss and put them together and they lasted a year, you would have $60 billion to had into the non-energy economy, the question is how long will all of this go on, crystal balls
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are notoriously inaccurate when it comes to predicting own guy. >> thank you john into in other news this noon ark person was killed when they crashed their vehicle in chester county overnight. chopper 6 hd was over it's scene after 5:00 a.m. near union street, it is believe that only one vehicle was involved in the crash and the person killed has not been identified. school bus drivers in bensalem took time out to remember minet zeka, the 16-year-old girl struck and killed about to board her school bus wednesday morning, bus drivers placed an ornament on a christmas tree in your memory. the 18-year-old driver behind the wheel that hit zeka has not yet been charged. police are looking for a
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woman that robbed a pharmacy by telling them she had a bomb. this happened at the rite-aid on north broad street in hatfield township. the woman approached the cashier a note and then showed a device taped to her body that she said was a bomb. anybody that knows anything is asked to call police. a dog is found warninging the streets of chester county, max's owner believes someone picked him up but how he endsed there is anyone's guess. max's owner is hoping to have him back home by christmas. it's a rare saturday afternoon game for the eagles tomorrow, they take on the red skins in washington and the birds need to win to keep their playoff chances alive. the eagles have not lost to the red skins in the past to years,
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and the skins are the worst team in the nfc east with seven losses. kickoff is at 4:30. and as always you can get ready for the game by watching eagles game day live tomorrow at 2:00, and watch as ducis rogers and mike quick break down the game on eagles game day final. that is on after "action news" at 11:00. the deal to send jimmy rollins to the l.a. dodgers now official. the deal for two minor league pitchers ends the run with the phillies. he became the teams all times hits leader, you can find out more about the trail trade at 6abc.com. we'll have the latest coming up on "action news" at 4:00. santa claus made an early appearance in north philadelphia
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today, nearly 300 students filled the auditorium this morning. santa and mrs. claus surprised them with gifts and employees of the company donated new winter coats to children in need. there is much more to come on "action news" at noon, a young boy found dead in new york was not abducted that is it new information from police and we have the latest on the investigation coming up and one santa is california is spotted packing heat, the billboard was created for fun but is causing controversy.
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federal officials have accused north korea of hacking sony pictures, the fbi is deeply concerned about the consequences of cyber attack and the hackers sent a new message to sony. marcy gonzales has more from new york. >> reporter: sources tell abc news that hackers sent a new warning to sony, praising the company for concerning the movie "the interview" but threatening
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it could release more damaging information if executives make additional trouble. with the u.s. government officially blaming north korea for that hack on sony, they say they were part of a spy unit called unit 121. they are children trained for years at this military installation, monitoring the threats and attacks on computers throughout the world. >> the president consider its to be a major national security matter. >> this, one of hollywood's biggest starts says the united states should have made a stand. we cannot be told we cannot see something by kim jong il of all people. we allowed north korea to dictate content, that is insane. and they say to ignore the
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criminal's demands and release the movie, and not one person would sign up. >> a lot of tack teres and directors and producers are frustrated that north korea convinces sony not to release the movie but on the studio side they wanted this to end. >> and sony suspended their studio tours indefinately but wouldn't say if it was in response to the threats. marcy gonzales, channel 6 "action news." >> police in upstate new york say that the 5-year-old boy whose body was found this morning was not abducted from his home. authorities say that the 19-year-old daughter of kenneth white's legal guardian told them that men with masks on broke in and took the boy, they found the boy ten miles from his home early this morning. police in texas are closer to identifying the gunman that
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shot a meteorologist outside aif television studio, they were able to create a new sketch of the suspect using information from the victim. 35-year-old patrick crawford was shot wednesday morning as he got into his car in the station parking lot. crawford did not recognize his attacker and police are still unsure of a market. crawford remains hospitalized in fair condition and they expect him to make a full recovery. a picture of santa clause packing heat is on a billboard in california. he has a large rifle on this billboard on highway 99, it has mixed feedback and some say it's all good fun and some say it's inappropriate for santa to hold a weapon. >> as a teacher i don't want my students to see that. >> some people get toys and stuff like that for christmas,
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other people, like me, i got guns from santa claus. the gun company says like it or not the billboard is staying put. an iowa girl got the wish she was looking for her big brother returned home after spending two years in the navy. he surprised his two siblings at school and will only be home until the 26th, seven days together is more than enough. and for many, it's a struggle to keep your a1c down. so imagine, what if there was a new class of medicine that works differently to lower blood sugar? imagine, loving your numbers.
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after intense pressure from federal regulators, ford is recalling products with takata airbags, ford was one urged to expand nationwide. and the total number of cars is 460,000 in the u.s. and another 76,000 overseas. ford said it was aware of one accident with an injury possibly related to malfunctioning airbags that are linked to five deaths across the country. a new report says that new jersey is not ready to deal with an infectious outbreak, the study released from the robert road johnson foundation says that new jersey falls short in getting children and adults vaccinated for the flu.
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they are questioning the results saying that the report last week shows that new jersey is relatively healthy with a low disease rate. live in the newsroom is alicia vitarelli with a preview of "action news" at 4:00. >> happy freebie friday, it's the season for freebie, hot chocolate and calls from santa. plus, defining beauty, we'll tell you how one beauty blogger who is plus sized asked 21 editors around the world asking them to make her beautiful, we'll show you the surprising results. and it's being called the proposal to end all proposals, you won't believe how a former philly radio d.j. tricked her girlfriend to take a trip across the globe to get engaged. take us on the go on our free 6
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stormtracker 6 live double scan around the region we are dry right now and we are straying dry this weekend and lets go outside and see what is looks like, down the shore in atlantic city, we have winds out of the northwest at 3 miles per hour. so a tad breezy out there especially down the shore, watch for that, it's a chilly breeze from the northwest, 39 is the current temperature, we dropped a degree over the past hour and the dew point is 23 degrees and the winds are out of the north-northwest, 16 miles per hour, and not as windy as yesterday and the pressure is 30.09 inches and windchills and temperatures around the region, when you factor in the breeze it makes a difference, 30 in allentown and 33 in the city, and 31 in millville and 31 on the boardwalk in a.c., so that windchill making it feel chilly out there, temperatures are just a couple of degrees below
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average today, it's seasonable for this time of your. satellite 6 along with action radar showing we have a lot of cloud cover over the past to weeks, a couple of breaks are trying to get in there and we'll see some peeks of sunshine in and around the area, in the northwest are you getting sunshine now in reading and quakertown, and allentown 33 for your high and 41 degrees in the city and 41 in millville and temperatures are uniform, 42 degrees in atlantic city. as you plan the day ahead, a couple of peeks of sunshine, and 41 degrees, it's our high for today, by 5:00 p.m. dropping back down to 39, by 7:00 p.m., 37, by 9:00 p.m., 39, dropping down to 20s, 29 in the city and the suburbs are even lower than that. a cold start to your saturday morning. running those last minute
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holiday errands, you are looking at clouds and a peek of sunshine or two, it's calm with a high of 39 degrees, as we look ahead, we are talking a lot about that storm system that would look to brush us by and that area of low pressure stays dry on saturday, you are running around and staying busy for the holiday weekend, it's looking dry for you, if you are going to d.c. for the eagles, 4:30 on saturday, kickoff 42 degrees and fourth quarter 39 degrees, dry and a light wind and as you might expect this time of year it's going to be chilly. the winter solstice arrives at 6:00 p.m., the shortest day and the longest night and the sun is at its lowest part in the sky, in about another month or so we'll see the sunset go from 4:38 to 5:30. here is a look at that accuweather forecast, brisk and chilly and clouds and 41,
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tomorrow colder 39 is your high, and sunday winter begins but we are dry, and on monday just rain and a high of 46, tuesday look at the temperature, breezy and milder 53 degrees and on wednesday christmas eve santa has to bring an umbrella, it's rainy and windy and 56 degrees, on thursday christmas day, a gusty wind and dry, no white christmas, a high of 44 degrees. >> i'll take a white christmas. >> i've been very nice, just leave a gift under the tree. one brewery in new york got festive for the holiday with beer, the genesis brewery made a tree out of kegs, it stands 23 feet tall and is decorated with led lights, it took employees three weeks to build the keg tree. there is much more on tap on our next half hour of "action news" at noon, an f in spelling, the principal of a north jersey
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"action news" at 12:30 continues with rick williams, sara bloomquist and meteorologist, david murphy.
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hello again, here are story we are following at 12:30, the holiday rush is about to begin, people will battle cold and a rush. australia is dealing with another horribletragedy. after eight children are found dead in a home. now the details, if you are getting your tree make sure you bundle up when you get out. lets look at sky 6 hd at the center city skyline, it's chilly and on the gray side, fortunately it should stay pretty clear. karen rogers is back with a look at what to expect. >> it's been rather gloomy, we have seen lots of cloud cover over the past calm of weeks, satellite 6 along with action radar showing no rain, we ar

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