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and killing a superintendant. >> and a long list of charges after a man stalks an amazon delivery driver and leads police on a chase. and donald trump fills up his cabinet after making an announcement to keep jobs in the united states. >> we begin with the severe weather in the south that leftself people dead. tornadoes tore through alabama last night destroying dozens of structures including a day care. it comes as firefighters in tennessee are trying to get control of a massive wild fire in the great smokey mountains. elizabeth is live with the latest. >> reporter: we learned that eight new fires started overnight in tennessee with severe weather moving across the south it was a scary night and officials say that for so many the danger isn't over yet. >> there is a tornado right there. >> from louisiana to tennessee, death and destruction.
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in northeast alabama tornadoes ripped apart homes and businesses leaving animals to roam the roads and killing three people and critically injuring children at a daycare center. >> trees and 18 wheeler beds and things, actually tilting over or near tilted over. trucks and barns no match for strong winds gusting over 60 miles per hour. >> we are lucky that nobody was hurt here tonight. it could be the other way. >> in tennessee, the storms also turned deadly. this as people get a better look of damages done. after the raging wild fires swept through the resort area. dolly wood spared and she said in a statement she is praying for the families affected by the fire. including those whose homes were gutted and belongings scorched. the governor calling this the largest forest fire in a century
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resulting in three deaths and forces more than 14,000 to scramble for safety. this man is still looking for his mother. >> she called me at 8:30 and said the house was on fire and i said get out immediately. and we got disconnected. >> meanwhile, for firefighters in tennessee there is some relief after seeing no rain for nearly two months there is now a flash flood warning in the area and all of that rain this morning has been helpful. reporting live in new york, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. >> turning to our weather now, it's a rainy day out there for your wednesday afternoon. a live look from sky 6 hd at penn's landing. gray and cloudy skies we see for much of the day. karen rogers is here now with a first check of the accuweather forecast. >> reporter: hi rick, you see on stormtracker 6 live double scan some of the rain is starting to break up in the last half hour.
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some heavier rain is shifting towards the coastline, lets go in closer to these areas, in philadelphia we have holes in the rain and pockets of drying and still really wet in norristown and malvern in and out of it. heavier rain through coatesville now and pottstown if you travel on 422 it's wet there. wilmington and in medford lakes, along the garden state parkway are you watching for heavy rain in that area. lets show you stormtracker 6 live double scan 3-d all of this rain is headed in our direction and the cold front is still well out to the west. everything you see here is riding up the coast and coming through our region, we'll get a good half inch to inch and a half today in addition to yesterday, which was a good inch of rain in philadelphia. much needed rain and more on the way. ahead of the front temperatures shoot up there, 59 in philadelphia. it's already 61 in millville. 63 in dover. 60 in wilmington and 56 in
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trenton and 58 at atlantic city airport. mild and fog around. even at this hour visibility is an issue in sports. and periods of rain in spots. and doesn't end until nearly dawn. and you could hear a rumble of thunder. lets go through this hour by hour, 2:00, 62 degrees. 2:00 and 4:00 about 62 and 6:00 rain is coming down and 8:00 drying out a bit before the next round comes again at 10:00. look at this number, your high temperature coming in at 10:00, 67 degrees. we'll have more on the forecast and exactly what to expect with future tracker 6 coming up in just a few minutes. >> talk about mild conditions, thank you. as the rain continues, rely on stormtracker 6 live double scan live to know where the cells are heading next, one of several resources available at 6abc.com/weather and our team of meteorologists post updates on
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their facebook and twitter pages, follow each to stay informed. now to the latest on the white house transition. president-elect donald trump says he is stepping away from his business ventures to focus on the presidency. donald trump is spending today filling up his cabinet and tapping wilbur ross as secretary of commerce and goldman sachs executive steve mnuchin to lead the treasury. and they will announce a deal to keep 1,000 jobs in the state of indiana wa the company carrier. trump dined with mitt romney who once called trump a con artist is a possible contender for secretary of state. >> i think that america's best days are ahead of us. president-elect trump is a man that could lead us to the better future. >> trump will hold a major news conference in a week when he steps away from the company. if he takes questions from the press it will be the first time since july.
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hillary clinton made a surprise appearance at the unicef annual gala snowflake ball. they presented an award to katy perry, a big supporter of clinton during her campaign. clinton made only one other appearance since conceding the race to donald trump. mayor jim kenney joined the effort to feed those in need at camp out for hunger in philadelphia this morning. the annual food drive put on by mmr's preston and steve. one of the largest single location food drives in the entire country. a mercer county teenager plead guilty to hitting the superintendant with her car and leaving the scene. he was struck and killed by the student. prosecutors say she was running late for a class trip and talking on her phone at the
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time. the student whose name is not released is facing two years probation and community service and her license will be suspended for two years, she is due back in court for sentencing in january. camden county police want your help tracking down a sexual assault suspect. they say this man forced a woman into a nearby lot next to an abandoned building and sexually assaulted her. the van used in the crime was caught on surveillance cameras. if you have information call camden county police. a delaware county man is accused of stalking an amazon delivery driver and then running from police. it started in concord township on monday afternoon and the man tells police that a man in a red car followed him for hours yelling racial slurs and threatening him with a gun, they
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tracked joseph keenan to his house later that night and then keenan took off and led police on a chase. >> heard the squeaking of brakes and the car was going fast and we heard the big bang and i looked out the door and the police car was this way, and the man's car was this way and they were on the man's lawn across the street. the car started smoking and they got him out of the car and put him on the ground and cuffed him and put him in the car. >> keenan is behind bars at this hour, he faces a long list of charges including stalking and resisting arrest. two thieves targeting a montgomery county pharmacy, the wellness first pharmacy on thursday afternoon. abington township police said an armed man wearing scrubs gave them a note that said give
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narcotics and you won't get hurt. the men loaded the suitcase with prescription drugs and drove off in a silver toyota sienna. a new jersey judge is set to hear arguments against a citizen complaint against chris christie concerning the bridge gate scandal. brennan claimed he violated the official misconduct statute by failing to reopen the lanes to the george washington bridge in 2014. christie maintained his innocence and has not been charged . much more ahead on "action news" at 12:30, new details about a california woman's condition after she was kidnapped while jogging and her husband is now revealing some of what she went through. and he was no leprechaun and this no rainbow but this was a pot of gold.
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the technician was apparently struck by a lift during a rehearsal for the show and later died. they are piecing together what went wrong and the show was canceled. the story of a california woman that was found alive revealed disturbing details about her condition. keith says that his wife sherry was tortured mentally and physically. she weighed in 87 pounds and her hair was cut off and branded with a message. >> i would think it was some sort of either an exertion of power and control and/or some kind of message that the brand contained. >> the 34-year-old was abducted jogging near her home three
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weeks later she was discovered in restraints 140 miles away. and they want to make it easier to complain about problems with your car. they are proposing a rule requiring auto makers to put labels on the advivisors of all vehicles with a number that is for customer complaints and that could bring investigation or possible recall. however, it could be years before the labels are required. a new report says that more than a million google accounts are hacked since august. they aapparently hit by malicious apps, they say that the apps targeted android devices and came from third party schools rather than google's play store. they had named like wifi
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enhancer and were free. a video shows a man stealing a bucket of gold flakes worth more than a million dollars, it happened in new york city two months ago. it shows the man taking the bucket from the open armored truck and police say it was a five gallon bucket of gold flakes weighing 28 pounds and worth $1.7 million. and a thief stealing packages in his neighborhood. aaron snow left a package of you know what from his dog. they saw the man driving up to his home to steal the pungent parcel. >> it's to the point it's getting worst and we put out the bait pack. >> his neighbors hope the prank will teach the thieves a lesson.
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>> i would think so. still up another check of your wet forecast, sky 6 hd showing you a rainy day over penn's landing. meteorologist, karen rogers, has and update from accuweather when we could finally see sunshine when we come right back. medicare doesn't pay all my medical expenses, i got a medicare supplement insurance plan. [ male announcer ] if you're eligible for medicare, you may know it only covers about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. call now and find out about an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement insurance plans, it could save you in out-of-pocket medical costs. call now to request your free decision guide. i've been with my doctor for 12 years. now i know i'll be able to stick with him. [ male announcer ] you'll be able to visit any doctor or hospital that accepts medicare patients.
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meteorologist, karen rogers is back now with a closer look at the soggy conditions. we need the rain and it could be snow. >> could be. >> i guess we should be grateful and i should stop complaining. >> it's going to end. >> it is but not until the overnight hours, we are in and out of this rain all day. stormtracker 6 live double scan over the area the rain has shifted to the north, and the rain north of the city of philadelphia. we'll go in closer with double scan, it's light on the new jersey turnpike in woods bushy
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and chadds ford and heavier near the route 30 bypass and norristown in and out of the rain and dry at the moment. the garden state parkway was hit with that. it's about to push off the coast. lets go outside and check on the fog. what a dreary day. fog say problem and looking live at the commodore barry bridge you see the rain drops all over the camera lens. 59 degrees and we have that going for us and the temperatures are mild and the dew point obviously 59 and moisture in the atmosphere and pressure is falling and winds are light and may pick up when the rain is coming down. lets show you satellite 6 along with action radar you see the rain in motion moving in over the area and the heavier rain is lifting north of the city at the moment. this is just the beginning, look at this front, it's well out to the west at this point. the watch boxes are popping up where we see the severe weather the other day.
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the low pressure is riding along the front bringing the rain on and off at times. future tracker 6 showing it's not raining steadily and areas to the northwest get the best shot of seeing a good amount of rain an inch and a half possible up there. 3:00 in the afternoon, a lull in philadelphia, not the case in the lehigh valley. we advance this to 6:30, a narrow band this model is picking up through the evening hours, and in and out of rain, a break at 3:30 when the band pushes off the coast and later on tonight a little after midnight. the heavy rain moving in and the cold front comes in during the overnight hours and sweeps through the area, and 5:00 a.m. a dry morning commute. things are looking up and as the front pulls through its pulling up the mild temperatures, ahead of the front 78 in charleston, in richmond you are in the 70s, the milder air is heading up in our direction and we reach the
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high late tonight and an unusual day as the temperature profile is concerned. a bit of a lull in much of the area, and 4:00 maybe in the lull 62. and 6:00 we saw the band that comes through and maybe a lull at 8:00 and 10:00 or 11:00 the next band comes through as the front gets closer, 67 degrees at 10:00. you don't see that often. here is your exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast warm today but periods of rain, 68 for your high. tomorrow breezy and partly sunny and drying out nicely, still above average, 58 degrees, friday sunny and feeling killy even though temperatures are above average, 53. and saturday mostly sunny skies and 51 and looks nice to start your weekend and fine for temple playing in annapolis and sunday chilly and partly sunny and 49, we may get rain sunday night and wet at times monday and tuesday, and monday's high is 52 and mostly cloudy and wet and we need the rain, we are in a rain
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deficit. and another shot at the end of the seven-day forecast. >> thank you karen. >> on the people scene this noon, director martin scorsese met with pope francis, his film called silence is in japan screened this week in rome pope francis is a jesuit with the idea of being a missionary in japan. scorseses answered the audience's questions afterwards. queen business ledge will be a grandmother for the third time. princess ann is due in the spring. coming up tonight on 6 abc, philadelphia celebrates the holidays as we take a live look from the new sky 6 hd camera, the holiday season is in full swing. beautiful tree there. "action news" reporter erin
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o'hearn has a preview of the best spots to take in the best of the season. >> in the shadow of city hall a maze of garden is growing. >> we love the idea of people being guided but not really knowing how they are getting there. a labyrinth maze. >> we have more public garden in this region than any other place in the country. >> there are 32 public gardens that make philadelphia america's garden capital and designer david used them all to create his urban oasis. we have great things that flour in january and february and you see the blooming going on. topiaries donated and a bench built by local lumber and the vine on the vine was given anonymously. >> a 100-year-old vine. it looks perfect. >> the winter make of for the
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lawn that occupies the space mountain spring and summer. you feel like you are out of the city. >> a little country in the city. tonight join us as the holiday tradition shines on 6 abc. cecily tynan and i will be live from dillworth park at city hall for a magical night around philadelphia's holiday tree and the guide to local festivities like the winter garden maze and how the official holiday tree came to life in philadelphia. tonight at 7:30 right here on 6 abc.
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one last check of the forecast. the soggy forecast. karen rogers. >> i want to show you the
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reports, only a .10 mile in atlantic city. be careful heading out. 1.7 mile in wilmington and that shows problems at philadelphia international airport the rain a bit of a lull at 2:00 and 4:00 and maybe a lull at 8:00. the high was 68 degrees, your high unusually so is reached late at night. >> wow thank you. >> monday's eagles loss to the packers had a big benefit for one man in wisconsin. and he can finally wear pants again and glen vowed to only wear shorts until the packers won a game. it was getting uncomfortable in the cold wisconsin weather because it was snowing there. but now he thinks that the shorts may have been good luck for the packers and decided to keep the streak going and wear the shorts for the rest of season. >> his wife is probably loving
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that new development. a look at stories coming up this afternoon on "action news." a big change for arizona divorce laws taking affect. you can find out how the adjustment will positively impact the children involved. and netflix is making it easier to binge watch your shows on the good. that today at 4:00. >> that does it for "action news" at noon don't forget to join us today at 4:00, 5:00 and 6:00. >> for rick williams, david murphy, karen rogers i'm sara bloomquist have a great afternoon. stay dry.
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