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"action news" at 12:30 continues with rick williams sara bloomquist and meteorologist, david murphy. hello again sara is off and here are the stories we are following for you now on "action news" at 12:30. a mother in philadelphia is facing charges after her 12-year-old son was killed. we have the latest on that. and the former new york jets running back was killed during an apparent road rage incident and a witness describes the moments before the shooting and surveillance cameras capture the moment before a school bus crashes into a house in florida. now the details, a wilmington firefighter is being remembered for her bravery. hope died last night months after the arson left her severely burned. vernon odom talked to the fire chief in wilmington and he is there now with more on the sad story. >> reporter: good afternoon. it's a sad day here in the city
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of wilmington and the surrounding area. the city was praying for hope that some how she would pull through but new the odds were long. the wilmington fire chief was emotional during his media briefing this morning. fire chief anthony good speaks this morning. the third firefighter, hope died vault of a late support arson. 68 days ago that fire left burns over 70% of her body. >> weeks ago on a thursday we were called to the hospital and we worked diligently to get the family members to the hospital for what we thought would be arty hope's last night and she lasted two more weeks. hope was a 23 year veteran of the department and two other veterans perished in the inferno. they were killed september 24th when the first floor of the
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house collapsed and a fellow firefighter brad speakman was also injured during the disaster and was released after six weeks in the hospital. his road to recovery is a long one, he and hope became trapped as they tried to rescue captain leach. and hope was due to retire and take up nursing a mother of three. >> i was with the family last night in the hospital during arty's final moments. i love that family. and i appreciate and respect the ability to be there. >> as for the suspect in the arson back in september beatrix ruiz will fate a murder charge in the wake of hope's death. founran plans are not yet finalized. the chief says it will be a full
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line of duty service and ceremony in her honor. live in wilmington delaware, i'm vernon odom, channel 6 "action news." >> all right vernon thank you. on the weather front the cold and chilly temperatures have returned but at least the sun is shining as we look live from the temple university cam sky 6 hd showing you center city. lets look at the commodore barry bridge instead. blue skies out and it's a nice way to start the weekend first weekend of the december that is. meteorologist, melissa magee, live at the big board with the latest on the temperatures. >> reporter: hey rick. happy friday to you. it looks like temperatures are seasonable on this friday but we were off to a chilly start this morning. numbers are recovering because of the sun overhead. 48 in lancaster and the poconos just 39 degrees and 50 in philadelphia and holding at 50 in cape may up to beach haven at this hour and 51 in wilmington. the winds are blustery out of
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the west northwest. sustained wind speeds 10 to 20 miles per hour with higher gusts to the west and 31 miles per hour gusts in reading and clocking in at 25 miles per hour here in philadelphia and 24 at the coast in cape may. it's quiet right now, you notice the clouds are starting to increase because of a weak frontal boundary off to the north and west and this moves to the south and east and little fanfare associated with it, but this will help to bring colder air in just in time for the start of our weekend. we'll take it into the day the afternoon and evening forecast. 2:00 today 51 degrees. 4:00 p.m. sun and number of 49. upper 40s at 6:00 p.m. underneath a mostly clear sky and the winds start to slowly diminish into the rest of tonight with numbers falling down into the lower 40s. here is the weekend call from accuweather. plenty of sunshine both days and saturday breezy and clouds and sunshine and a high temperature
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coming in at 49 and on sunday, nice mixture of sunshine and clouds and sharing the sky at 47 with a perfect december chill overhead if you like this kind of weather, more details coming up in the forecast we have chances of rain as we get into next week. we'll take a closer look with the full accuweather forecast. >> thank you. a ferocious fire forced 23 people out of their homes in allentown. the blaze sparked along the 2400 block of north fulton street. six homes were destroyed. and the blaze was declared under control at 2:30 this morning. the fire marshal's office remains on the scene investigating the cause of the fire. a would be thief left behind a path of destruction at two car dealerships in philadelphia. annie mccormick has more. >> reporter: it looks like auto
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dealerships were the targets but the want to be thieves did not get away with any vehicles they left behind damage. this is the thief casing out the corvettes. and then smashing the window to get inside. >> they believe he is looking for vehicle keys to steal and you see the person motioning to someone outside and later a police k-9 unit arrived. by then they believe the culprits headed down the street to chrysler jeep and ran. that stolen ford fusion was used as a battering ram to break the steel fence and gained access into the showroom and once inside found a minivan with keys in the ignition. they tried to drive through a wall and the van broke down, they left both vehicles behind, police say they made off with a
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set of keys but not a vehicle. police believe the suspects may have rear ended this car on chapman's lot to create an opening for the cars they hoped to steal. employees would not talk on camera but that the burglar walked by the pope's holy fiat. >> according to chapman chevrolet, besides this surveillance video that they have, it appears that the suspect left behind a tire iron that may have been used to break the glass here. reporting in southwest philadelphia, annie mccormick, channel 6 "action news." investigators are still searching for the person seen in this surveillance video, part of their investigation into the center city envelope blast. philadelphia police and atf says that video shows the man dropping off the explosive package on pine street last week. two days later, 60-year-old jim alden opened the padded envelope
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in his kitchen and it grew up. a reward is offered for anyone that helps to catch the suspect. and new jersey police are looking for the person that shot a woman during an attempted robbery in a lyft vehicle. prosecutors say that the suspect hopped into the back of the car and demanded money and fired off a shot as the lyft driver sped away and amber dudley of collingswood and they are still searching for the shooter. and a former pro wrestling star facing homicide charges that jimmy super fly snucka was incompetent to stand trial for the death of his girlfriend. prosecutors are asking the judge to require snucka to participate nate in outpatient treatment. they call her death an
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unfortunate accident. a judge denied a request for a special prosecutor in the criminal complaint against chris christie. william brennan says christie violated the statute by failing reopen the bridge lanes in 2013. more ahead on "action news" including the hostage situation inside of a bank in florida. and from one of the men inside he told how he scared off the suspect and how a college in california plans to help students stressed out over their upcoming finals. stay with us.
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surveillance cameras captured the moment from a school bus crash nood a house in florida. the driver said she had to avoid a car that went through a stop
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sign. the driver did not have an accident in the 10 years since driving. the homeowner says this is the second time this happened in the last five-months. and people are looking at the remains of their homes and businesses as a wild fire tour through homes and businesses in the smokey mountains in gatlinburg, tennessee. it killed 13 people and damaged hundreds of homes and businesses there. one of the hostages free sded from a dramatic bank standoff said he hid. frank brown was one of 13 people inside of the bank when a man came in with a gun and a pit bull. brown says he hid with a bank flee while holding the others by gun point, he got up to run and knocked of chairs and the loud
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noise startled the suspect. >> he thought the police were coming in and ran out of the room where everybody was, i don't know how i did it i ran to the doors on my knees and i roll out the door and the police said run! i couldn't run so i rolled again! >> at that moment s.w.a.t. officers swooped in and rescued the hostages, nicholas humphrey was arrested and charged. the college in california has new plans that are stressed out from finals, puppies and coloring books, that is right, american river college is bringing in dogs and starting an adult coloring book program. many students are loving the idea but one student back in school for his masters degree says that students need to cope like everyone else. >> i have a concern about bringing these things on campus, we have a tendency to baby our
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college students. >> coloring takes us back to a simpler mind set. it's stress relieving to sit there and draw and color. >> the coloring books are donated and there is no cost. the spca is providing the puppies. find out how to get free coffee today in center city and another check of your weekend forecast as we look live outside sky 6 hd showing you the ben franklin bridge, clear skies for your friday afternoon. meteorologist, melissa magee, has an update from accuweather when we come right back.
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wawa is celebrating the newest location in center city. today the newest location at 19 and and market street. they are giving away free coffee to celebrate the new opening. it will look and feel like the holiday season in westchester tonight.
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the christmas parade will march through town. this is video of last year's parade. tonight expect to see more marching bands and balloons and our own meteorologist, adam joseph, will walk the parade route and emcee. he has bits of it on "action news" adam will be live tonight. it's a nice event. >> we have good weather for it through the rest of today and tonight. we'll show you stormtracker 6 live double scan raider you can see no issues with precipitation on this friday. so outside we go. sky 6 hd from our temple university camera looking at the center city skyline, a lot of folks out and about on broad street as we look at city hall, a nice bright blue sky on this friday. we were off to a chilly start this morning. temperatures are starting to recover with ample sunshine
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overhead. hello december as we take you through the month. normal high we start at 50 degrees and by the end of this month the typical high 41. and something to look forward to sunset starting at 4:36 but as we close out 4:46 and we add daylight. we average 3.4 inches of snowfall. 46 in slatington and same in need wood and 50 in center city and 49 in chester and saint davids 49 and 47 in new holland. and 49 in cinnaminson for ewing and browns mills. the boardwalk 51 degrees and dover 50 and 47 in hockessin. here is satellite 6 along with action radar pretty quiet conditions in our region off to
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the north and west in interior portions of the northeast a weak frontal boundary moving on through, not a lot of precipitation associated with this. this moves through dry across much of the delaware and lehigh valleys. it brings cooler air for the start of the weekend the first weekend in december by the way. the call from accuweather forecast, a cool breeze north-northwest. 10 to 20 miles per hour. temperature coming in at 51. overnight tonight it's mostly clear and less wind, 33 in the suburbs and 38 in philadelphia for the overnight low, the weekend plenty of sunshine saturday and sunday. high pressure is getting closer to our region and highs both days maxing out in the 40s. but there is an area of low pressure a piece of energy to the south and west that moves through late sunday into monday and as it comes on through there could be rain showers overnight sunday into early monday morning for philadelphia. maybe some wet flakes north and west of town.
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we'll keep you posted on that. the eagles are away this weekend as they take on cincinnati. kickoff temperature around 40 degrees at 1:00 sunday afternoon and cloudy and showers to deal with. once we get into the fourth quarter temperature of 41 and southeasterly wind 2 to 4 miles per hour. here is the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast a cool breeze today and high of 51, chilly wind tomorrow and 49 and sun to increasing clouds tomorrow and 47 for the high and late sunday into monday a little precipitation before dawn and then monday afternoon partly sunny and dry and 50 and 48 and more rain on tuesday. and temperatures wednesday and thursday of next week in the lower 50s. >> thank you melissa. if you look for the perfect gift this holiday season there are two local markets you may want to check out. the christmasville able and made in philly market. our own alicia vitarelli is here with a preview. talk about a shoppers paradise. >> you know we with all about
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that rick. and this season about shopping local and supporting local businesses and artists making one of a kind items in philadelphia and the city is making it easy with two special places to pick up gifts in one convenient spot. this year christmas village has a new home. >> it's like being in europe but you are right here at city hall. it mirrors the traditional christmas markets found throughout germany. >> it's tradition to go out and shop for the holidays. like the kallie walford ornaments. >> we are new to the village, and 150 years ago it was a tradition to create the stars to represent the morning star. and these stars are made in that german village. >> and this is the only place you can get them. >> christmas village used to be the only place to get bacon jam. >> the local company started
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selling their spreadable jams in the village four years ago and now nationwide. >> wow this is good. >> how cool is this? for the first time ever christmas village has a carousel so the kids can play while you shop. >> and just steps away it's a world of all things made in philly. >> unique things unlike things you find in malls. >> there are 35 vendors from the philadelphia area ranging from designers to crafters and artisans like dan duffy and his philly word art creations. it took a hopy i had and make a small business out of it. his artwork is like no other. iconic philadelphia images made from actual words and they are usually philly related. >> they come from people of philadelphia. the most popular is the love statue. i asked people what they love about philadelphia? >> the people helped you make
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this? >> yes. >> philly snacks and drinks, every mouthful is a confection. from the original philly pretzel. >> the perfect place to come up and have a bite of philly. >> everything from jewelry to unique items made in philadelphia. >> and we couldn't love it more, you can see all the holiday happenings around town coming up this saturday night at 7:30 on fyi philly. >> see you there rick. >> i will be there. the husband of a woman missing for three weeks sat down with abc news with an exclusive interview that airs tonight on 20/20 keith reveals what happened when he was contacted by police. >> she was screaming emotional. i love you, i love you, i love you and then the phone gets taken away from you. >> investigators say sherry was
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beaten and branded and her long hair was chopped off and she says she was taken by two hispanic women. but investigators have not revealed a motive.
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we are moving up on the 1:00 hour. melissa magee has one final check of the accuweather forecast. >> we'll show you the numbers, 51 for the high in philadelphia. a cool breeze from the west sustained 10 to 20 miles per hour. and 49 in allentown and 53 in a.c. >> thank you. coming up santa has undergone a makeover on the west coast. hipster santa wears classes and blue jeans and a sweater. he has tattoos and piercings and
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a man bun. this is hipster santa's second year at pioneer place mall. >> can't imagine what the elves look like. we are live at the iconic christmas parade in westchester tonight. be sure to stop by and say hi to meteorologist, adam joseph, one of the hosts there. and it was brought into the pope's visit but now the popular amore statue as a permanent home in philadelphia. we'll tell you where at 4:00. don't forget to join us for "action news" at 4:00, 5:00 and 6:00. for the entire "action news" team i'm rick williams have a nice afternoon. we'll see you here later tonight.
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