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afternoon it is sunday, december 18. i'm nydia han along with gray hall. >> here's some of the stories we're following on "action news," the holiday travel week gets off to a rough start across the u.s. with hundreds of flights delayed. >> and two disabled residents of a philadelphia apartment building were stranded after two elevators broke. >> the cash registers were
jingling at the malice as the shoppers head -- malls, as the shoppers headed out for center saturday. >> meteorologist chris sowers has the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, it's warm, right? >> reporter: it's mild out there, but now here comes the changes. the winds of change are on the way. actually you can see the rain starting to overspread the area from northeast to southwest. that's a cold front. the air behind this is bitter and arctic in nature. but this front continues to collapse toward the south and east getting very, very close to the philadelphia area. as we show you a closeup view there's norristown, phoenixville, pilots pottstown, reporting light lane, the impacting they highway 322 near honeybrook. temperatures is the big story here, the way the numbers crash. 60 degrees the temperature the last hour. now we're down to 39.
less than 300 miles away. 31 in pits, 4 -- in pittsburgh, 34 in charleston. teens and below zero across the high plains. the way the rest of the afternoon plays out, starting out in the 50s, but quickly dropping to 47 by 2:00 p.m. 38 by 6:00 p.m. at this point the windchills are in the 0s. by 10:00 p.m. we're to the freezing mark. windchills in the 20s. when i come back i'll let you know how cold it gets and how long it lasts in the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast. >> the strong winter storm moving across the nation's mid section left it's mark in time for holiday travel. many flights have been canceled some flashing lights in upstate new york and new england have been called off. if you're flying check with your
airline or phl.org. the snow caused dozens of accidents even with seasoned drivers. today's packers bears games could be the coldest on record in the nfl. indiana ice sent cars spinning. denver international airport is struggling after 300 flights were canceled yesterday. the airport was supposed to get an inch or two of snow and got close to a foot. despite plowing and de-icing plans went nowhere fast. travels had to re-- travelers had to rebook flights several times. >> investigators are trying to figure out what caused a fatal fire inside a home that was supposed to be vacant. the action cam at the scene, the fire started at 3:30 a.m. and quickly spread to surrounding homes that were also vacant.
when crews searched the home they found the body of a man on the second floor of the house where the fire started. we're told the victim is in his 50s. >> two pets are dead and seven people are looking for a place to stay after a row home and is along orchard street with the latest on this. just heartbreaking story for the family. what are you learning about this? >> reporter: okay, we are learning that no people were injured and several pellets were rescued from the -- pets were rescued from the fire. however, two family pets died in the fire. we know where the firefighters believe the fire began, that home is a total loss and the one next-door is damaged. the quick moving fire broke out on the 4200 block of orchard after 11:00 p.m. samuel heard an explosion as far as a block away. >> big bang, i'm ready to lay down and boom boom boom. >> reporter: crews arrived to
heavy fire smoke 4249 orchard. the man who lives inside was not home, his two pets were, his cat and dog were killed in the blaze. next-door where the fire spread everyone inside got out safely, including the family chihuahuas. >> my grandmother woke us up, she said run, because there's a fire. we were going to grab the dogs, but they were really scared. red paw relief found them a short time later. they had issues fighting the fire because live wires fell in the street. red cross is assisting people forced out of their home. fire crews were grateful no civilians or firefighters were injured. >> it's unfortunate situation when someone's house catches fire during the christmas
period. companies worked hard and made sure everybody got out, we have red cross and peco an police, just a unified effort to make sure we're taking care of the citizens that the fire affected. >> reporter: and back out here live you can see an l -- l l&i sticker saying the home is not safe. couple of days from christmas they have family and friends working to board up the home and take whatever items they can out of the house. annie mccormick channel 6 "action news" back to you. >> an elderly woman and her son safely escaped their burning home in wynnfield overnight. firefighters were called to the 5600 block of windell avenue. there were flames on the second floor. the fire is under investigation. handicapped residents were
stuck on the ground floor of their apartment buildings overnight they couldn't get up to their units because the elevators were broken. the action cam was the scene the fair hills apartments in north philadelphia. william was one of the people stuck, he can't walk up to his 5th floor apartment. he told us the elevators are a continuing nuisance. >> i never hear this is happening at the other building. this is the only buildings it is happening to. >> it took three hours for the housing authority to reach a crew to repair the elevators. he did not get to his apartment until after 6:00 a.m. 538 members of electoral college are meeting in their respective states. they will declare who won the presidential election in their states. donald trump won 306 electoral votes, 36 more than to be the
declared winner. efforts to keep trump from the victory are expected to prevail. there is no federal law requiring them to vote for that candidate. yesterday, the president-elect was in mobile alabama, holding his last victory rally with his choice for attorney general, alabama senator, jeff sessions. trump promised he will be the president of all people. he spent yesterday morning on twitter taking aim at china calling it an unprecedented act that china seized an american drone while in operation near the philippines. >> meanwhile, president obama and the family are in hawaii. he was golf winning a long time friend and three aids. he has one public event scheduled the visit to pearl harbor. japanese prime minister will join obama it will be the first time the japanese leader has
visited the site. >> it is the battle of the birds in baltimore today, where the eagles take on the >> reporter: eagles 1-6. it's a tough assignment. jamie apody is there with a live preview. >> reporter: all right there's a five million to one chance the eagles will make the playoffs. it's the 6th time in -- 5th time in 6 years. they can play spoiler. they want to build on something going into next year. carson wentz there's the guy they need to build on next year. they want this guy to get a good taste in his mouth and finish up strong. he can send team record for passing attempts. the eagles have lost four straight most of which their own
doing. malcom jenkins saying they can better much better if they just stop making game-changing mistakes. >> every game we're one or two plays away from being a good team. that's the margin of errorrer that's where we are as a young team trying to figure out how to make up, we're not talking about a huge margin we're talking about one or two plays that flipped the entire trajectory of the season. >> every loss you can pinpoint, one two, three plays, if we had done this, tweaked this detailed that would be different. you realize how hard it is to win in this league. >> reporter: coming up tonight we'll have more from baltimore on "action news" sports sunday. seduces seduces will be joints with -- ducis rogers will be
joint by the espn. darren sproles is not active with the concussion. brandon brooks despite announcing he has an anxiety problem, he will play a right guard. rick lavato is in for john nba ch. despite the weather, the malls were busy. at the mall many carried multiple bags, with the connector between the court and the plaza they dintsd -- didn't have to venture into the bad weather. jeanette reyes met a dad who was
helping his daughter celebrate. >> reporter: this is overwhelming. >> it's a little more than overwhelming the busiest shopping day of the year and my daughter is 16 years old and able to legally drive. it's a little more than overwhelming. >> after nearly a week off the grid because of ice, neighborhood patience is wearing thin. >> it's been known to doctors since civil wartime, now experts are working on a new thing for phantom limb pain. >> "action news" continues.
glrm so glad you stayed with us, people living in eugene oregon are saying enough is enough. it's five days since an ice storm knocked out the electricity and they will not be back online anytime soon. power crews say there are dozens of downed branches and trees to clean up with more falling, with no heat or lights, many have left the area, some are camping out in their rvs. one man managed to get out and went for a hot shower. no reason to complain after seeing that. >> reporter: i was hoping it was not going to look like around here. it did look bad at one point, but the rain did shut off. today we're talking about the temperatures in the 50s and 60s. it's not all that cold. it feels nice, things will
change in the span a couple hours. 4:00 p.m., it will feel like buffalo, cold temperatures and clouds increasing, rain is on the the way. as a matter of fact as you flip it over to the radar, you can see we have a line of showers and light rain stretching from new york city southward through reading and allentown and lancaster. we'll make a couple of zooms and go along the leading edge of the rain. trenton area, route 206 is welt. later shades of green, the rain is falling at this point. raining lightly in willow grove and jenkintown. farther to the south, west of philadelphia, king of prussia area, you can see malvern, west chester, exton, downingtown affording a little bit of light rain this afternoon. a little bit farther to the south to chester and lancaster counties, oxford you're seeing light rain same thing with chadds ford getting a little bit wet.
the wider picture shows the line stretching from new england down to the carolinas and the virginias. it will bring cold temperatures to the region as early as this evening. these numbers tank overnight tonight. with a we're seeing, is not all that balanced. we're in the mild -- is not all that bad. we're in the milder sector of the storm. 65 in millville. 63 in dover. look what's happening 300 miles away. windchills all of a sudden feels like 14 degrees in buffalo. you're on the other side of the fronts. 20 in pittsburgh, 27 in charleston. you topped out at 64 degrees this morning. the colder air is charging east behind this little batch of rain in the process of pushing through now. knocking on the door. 2:00 p.m. raining lightly across the i-95 corridor. starting to clear a little bit across the western suburbs and drizzle and shower activity across south jersey as well as jersey shore and the state of
delaware. 5:00 p.m., looms we're starting to dry out across the i-95 corridor. later this evening, we'll go clear and winds pick up and the temperatures plummet into the 20s and 30s. the only issue overnight tonight is any puddles left over from the rain, it will freeze, watch out for icy patches and black ice tomorrow morning. for today, 60 degrees we've hit that now. numbers crashing from this point on. 49 in reading, millville, 60. cape may, 63 degrees. atlantic city, we were forecasting 60 you're above that you're enjoying 65. that will come to a screeching halt. as a matter of fact, 38 in reading, we advance this, 5:00 p.m., 32 in reading. 39 in philadelphia. 10:00 p.m., 60 most of the area this morning, 29 degrees in
philadelphia. 23 in reading, allentown, 22. as a matter of fact the numbers go all the way down, these are actual air temperatures down into the teens north and west. 19 in reading, 18 in allentown. 19 in lancaster and 25 degrees for philadelphia. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, icy and cold for monday, partly sunny, 35 degrees is the forecasted high, windchills are stuck in the 20s all day. tuesday, sun and clouds, another chilly afternoon that 39 it will feel like the low 30s with the breeze. wednesday a better day, first day of winter, milder, 46. thursday, 47 and right now christmas eve looks dry, 46 failure mild. christmas day is a to toss up, 4 134 -- some of the models have a rainstorm others have it holding off to the 26th. >> you can check storm tracker 6 live double scan radar at 6abc.com/weather.
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>> welcome back on this rainy sunday afternoon, you can see how wet the camera is out there. 12:22, 59 degrees, sky6 live hd taking a live look at center city. we're heading up to 60 degrees today, but then plummeting down to 35 as the high tomorrow. the delaware native who invented the heimlich manuver at age 896 of a heart attack. his invention is believed to have saved thousands of lives. many he people who lost a
limb have pain where an armor leg used to be. it can be debilitating. local reachers are testing a owe eresearchers are testing -- local researchers testing a hitech solution. james lost his leg to a work accident years ago, he has leg pain every day. at its worse it feels like an electrical shock. >> it's like somebody took a wire out of the wall and touched me with it. researcher explains phantom limb pain. >> the brain is sending out motor commands to the limb as if it were there and expecting sensory feedback in return. when there's no feedback, the loop is not complete. in an attempt to reconcile mismatch, the brain sends a signal of pain.
it's been a known problem for years dating back to civil war veterans. treatments are not that effective. so mr. wolf is participating in a trial to see if virtual reality can help. doctors say it's a collaboration between penn medicine and moses rehabilitation -- moss rehabilitation research institute. >> in real life, the patients are actively moving both legs and when he look in the goggles they see an avatar of themselves with two complete legs. that way the feedback loop in their brain is complete. therethere should be less pain. it's experimental, but results are promising. >> it's exiting this is something that can help people for a condition for which there is not great treatment for at this point. >> reporter: mr. wolf has to get used to the system, but he is
hoping it will help. >> at least get some relief from phantom pain. i'm not expecting 100% and the silver bullet, but something. >> reporter: doctors are looking for more volunteers for the study. they are looking for adults who suffered a single upper or lower amputation. we have all the details at 6abc.com. ali gorman channel 6 "action news." so glad you stayed with us,
was 8-0 in the win streak. flyers fall to dallas, 3-1. philadelphia boxing legend bernard hopkins has ended his career with a loss last night to joe smith junior. it ended 53 seconds into the 8th round when smith used a 6 punch combination when he sent him through the roams. through the ropes. he did not return. he said he goes out happy. lionel messy made from a bag went viral in january. the family later had to flee afghanistan after militants. the boy got to meet his hero and his father said the family is happy. >> great story, we'll be right back.
aleppo. >> let's go over to chris sowers with the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast. >> reporter: you can see the rain pushing through the western suburbs, lighter shades of green representing lighter rains that's falling at this point. we're not seeing any yellows, oranges or reds. this is the leading edge of the colder air that's making a beeline toward the delaware and lehigh valleys. icy cold stuff to the west. the western portions of the keystone state of pennsylvania, really, really cold. that air is charging east. this line sphendz -- extends from new england to the carolinas down the spine of the appalachians and the dixie south will cool down behind the cold front. the warm temperatures never made it into the lehigh valley. they are stuck in the 30s up here. everybody else has been warm. 56 in chester. center city, 59. yesterday at this time we were struggling to reach the freezing mark of 32.
south jersey and delaware, look at all the 60s popping up. 63 in vineland. hammonton, 63. gandys beach and smyrna, you're leading the pack. dover, 64. woodbine, 63 degrees. rain developing with the front pushing through, 60 degrees we're at the number now, we're dropping the rest of the way, it will be windy. when i come back in just a few minutes we'll have a another look at the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast which gets much, much colder over the next several days. >> workers trying to figure out what caused a fire that killed two family pellets and forced -- pets and forced seven people out of their homes in the frankford section. it started before midnight last night and spread to a second home. annie mccormick is live with the latest on this one. annie you've been in touch with investigators what's the latest?
>> reporter: gray, you can see behind me, you can hear behind me there are family members boarding up the home next-door to the home where they believe the fire originated. they are boarding up the windows and the doors. one home a total loss and another severely damage and one family lost two pellets. the quick moving fire broke out on the 4200 block of orchard around 11:00 p.m. samuel heard an explosion as far as a block away. >> a big bang, i'm ready to lay down, and boom boom. >> reporter: crews arrived to heavy fire and smoke 4249 orchard. the man who lives there was not home, but his two pets were. they were rescued from the spca and killed in the blaze. next-door, everyone got out safely including the chihuahuas. >> my grandma woke us up, she said run, because there's a fire and we were going to grab her bogs, but they stayed in there
because they were really scared. >> i was crying, my god, the dogs, dogs, i hope they find them. >> reporter: red paws relief found them a short time later. firefighters had issues fighting the fire because live wires fell in the street. red cross is assisting people forced out of their homes. fire crews were grateful no civilians or if it firefighterse injured. >> it's unfortunate when someone's house catches fire during the christmas period. companies made sure everybody got out. we have red cross here and we're working with peco and police and unified effort to make sure we're taking care of the citizens that this fire affected. >> reporter: back out here live, family and friends helping each e each other boarding up windows and doors of homes where they are not allowed back inside. two homes majorly affected.
seven people are getting assistance from the red cross days away from christmas, fire officials are trying to figure out a calls cause. reporting -- a cause, reporting live in frankford, annie mccormick channel 6 "action news" back to you. >> an early-morning fire in the port richmond section left four people homeless. the fire started in the basement of the home on kensington avenue around 4:00 a.m. four people living on the second floor in apartments escaped unharmed. philadelphia police are investigating two separate shootings where the victims turned the tables on the robbers. a rob robber entered the auto store and a second man that
confronted him shot him. the second shooting was in northeast philadelphia. police say a pizza delivery driver was approached by a 19-year-old man at 9:30 p.m. the deliver driver shot him at suspect was taken to einstein in stable condition. >> developing right now, syrian activists say militants have burned five buses assigned to evacuate the sick and injured from the city of aleppo. the lebanese militant group fighting along syria's government said the buses were burned during fighting during an al qaeda affiliated group and rebel group that supported the evacuation. >> thousands of people packed the ohio university state auditorium to say goodbye to john glenn. >> the space pioneer and former
u.s. senator died last night. he was 95 years old. >> the astronaut was a marine fighter pilot. during his service heartfelt tribute came from those who worked with glen at nasa and capitol hill and behind. he was the first man to orbit the earth and at age 77 became the oldest to do it. police in arkansas say a 3-year-old boy was shot in a road rage incident. the boy was in the back seat of the car on a shopping trip with his grandmother. a gunman opened fire because the child's grandmother was not moving fast enough at a stop sign. >> i have no information to say that anyone in this family has done anything to cause to take this young person's life. this is as trust straights -- frustrating as this can be.
>> officers are looking for an an older model black chevy impala. authorities don't know why a 100-foot ukraine -- eucalyptus tree crashed to the ground, one person died and others were hurt. rescuers worker cut away branches that had 20 people trapped. >> gas prices are on the rise do the opec oil production agreement. the national average for a gallon of gas is 2.24 sent. in philadelphia, 2.41. it's the same as last week, but up 7 cents in a month. in new jersey, 2.27. up 12 cents in a month. delaware has the lowest prices
with 2.23 a gallon. that's up 14 cents in a months. amazon pilots say customer's gifts may not arrive because of poor working conditions. pilots used the company's trademark format to give a one star rating. >> we want people who expect present during the holiday season to make sure they get their presents. the airline is so under manned due to not having a written contract. >> amazon reassured shopper shoppers despite the battle with the union, the presents will be delivered by christmas. they went on strike last month and ordered back to work. experts at consumer reports saying the technology is showing
difficult we're working on getting that story for you. meantime someone in the delaware valley is a multimillionaire. the ticket was sold with all the numbers. that jackpot is $119 million. 1, 8, 16, 40, 48, the powerball 10. wednesday's drawing will be worth $40 million. >> someone is a big winner. >> reporter: what would you do with $40 million. >> i could think a lot of things. >> reporter: you could fly out of this mess and go to the sunshine. let's get you outside live on sky6 live hd, thinking warm sunny thoughts on a mild afternoon.
temperatures will crash in the next couple of hours. it will feel icy cold out there, once again. gray skies, a little bit of light rain across the delaware and the lehigh valleys. that's the front in the process of pushing through, now. here's double scan live, you can see the moisture starting to overspread the area from northeast to southwest. looks like it's through lancaster, reading and allentown, actually we'll zoom in closer, pottstown, you're seeing wet weather, coatsville, malvern, norristown, doylestown, all getting wet this afternoon, note we're picking up the light shades, the lighter colors of green, we're not seeing the darker shades of green which is all on the lighter side. we won't see any downpours or lightening strikes that we saw this morning. at is stabilizing. 46 in allentown. reading, 51 degrees. lancaster, 57. philadelphia, 59 and 60s down to the south. just to our west, you get into like state college, harrisburg,
williamsport that's where the cold air is. it will push east in the next several days hours. temperature change, mighty impressive. yesterday we had all the freezing rain and temperatures were struggling to get above 32 degrees, now we're 26, 29 warmer than this time yesterday. big, big change in the temperatures over the last 24 hours. future tracker 6, here's comes the front, the rain is pushing through very, very light just enough to create fog. remember the roads are wet not icy. but it could still create problems. we get into the evening hours, well won't see any snow or ice or anything like that. the temperatures will fall off rapidly behind the front if there's any puddles left over from the rain pushing through now, it could freeze. be careful this evening, into the overnight there could black ice out there or patchy icy areas to contend with. we get into monday morning,
clouds ceer out and we -- clear out an we're looking at sunshine. chicago, 6 degrees, bears getting ready to battle the packers. 15 below international falls. 21 in detroit. 25 in cleveland. look at the windchills all the way down into the lonestar state of texas, teens and single digits. ten degrees in dallas. minus 13 in omaha. the good news, this is cold, we'll not get that cold it will retreat to the north before it arrives. it will colder than that. rain developing in philadelphia. windy. 60 degrees sitting at that mark now, temperatures will fall from this point on. here's the afternoon and evening planner, by 4:00 p.m., 44 degrees and falling, 6:00 p.m., 38, 8:00 p.m., 34. and then by 10:00 p.m. we're down to the freezing mark of 32. so turning colder and windy, windchills from this point on are stuck in the 20s. right now we're sitting at 60.
big, big changes. 16 for the outlying suburbs, 25 for center city. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, partly sunny, cooler tomorrow, 35 feels like the 20s. tuesday, chilly, 39. we start to moderate. occasional rain thursday, 47. sun and clouds friday, christmas eve is cloudy, dry and 46 degrees. >> the lay house on rodney -- the playhouse on rodney square is ringing in the new year with some of the brad -- broadway's top shows. karen rogers -- david murphy has 6abc loves the arts. >> reporter: rodney square playhouse is known for bringing in big hits. after kicking off the season with the award winning shows rants and kinky boots they will have cinderella february 7th
through the 12th. >> it's a delightful story. >> reporter: "riverdance" opens february 21. >> that fabulous show that showcased and took irish dancing to a whole other level. >> reporter: pippen is march 7 through the 1st and rounding out the season is the musical stage adaptation of the 2007 film wants. it won 8-tony awards. >> we recrete an irish pub on stage. the cast are the musicians for the show, they sing and dance and play the instruments, as well. the playhouse was built 100 years ago so dupont workers could have world class entertainment without traveling to philadelphia or new york. the vibe of the theater is like the old fashions broadway theaters in new york city, and
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is 12:50 p.m., look meteorologist chris sowers promised, it is 60 degrees, you're looking live at the philadelphia international airport. don't be fooled by 60, because it's going to get cold again. warming at the top of the world has gone into overdrive. the warming is happening twice as fast as the rest of the globe shifting the seasons. sciences have said man made climate change would hit the arctic first. according to the report card, the sea ice did not rebuild in the fall as it normally would. from mid october to november it was record.
nasa has 8 new eyes in the skies to monitor hurricanes. they launched a fleet of micro satellites that would carry pegasus rocket to 39,000 feet. it will measure wind speeds at the ocean surface and through heavy rains. that should improve forecasts of hurricane intensity. >> faa said new system enable toking pilots and controls to -- enabling pilots and controls to text is working out well. it allows controllers to text instead of using the radio. in the text pilots had to read back the radio messages causing delays and mistakes. with data comthey can read the message with no read back. >> especially when we get into the summer months when there's thunderstorms and things.
>> reporter: datacom requires retrofitting and testing. only a fraction of the commercial fleet is equipped with it. >> where -- what you pay for a society depends on where you are. when the soda tax goes into effect, it won't apply to all of phl. 18 cents on a 12-ounce can of soda. 12 days of shopping are in full swing, soalings psychologist say finding a good deal citizen not just good for your wallet, but it's good for your brain. >> it feels like a victory and
looking for temporary shelter and would pets are dead after an early-morning fire in frankford philadelphia. looks like smoke detecters saved the residents lives, there's no word on a cause. handicapped residents were stranded on the ground floor of their public housing building overnight. this is the fairhill apartment buildings. it took almost four hours to get one of the elevators working again. the eagles will try to do a better job of protecting carson wentz during their visit to baltimore to play the rave did the -- ravens. kickoff is just a few minutes from now. >> it's 60 degrees outside, what dis-- what did i say, 2:00 p.m. west of philadelphia, you're starting to drop now.
60 degrees, a lot of areas will be in the upper 30s low 40s. windchills in the 20s. tomorrow, tuesday, chilly days, 35, 39. we pull out wednesday, ironically that's the first day of winter. 46 degrees. 47 for thursday, occasional rain, friday looks good, 45. christmas eve right now looks cloudy and dry high of 46. the early call on christmas day, 50, 52 with clouds and maybe rain at night. we'll see. >> i'm not a big fan of snow, on christmas it would be great. thank you so much. if you want a new job with a challenge a london firm is offering to pay someone with their expert ease in emojis across culturals and languages. 100 people from around the world applied for the job. the position would be freelance and your pay would be based on on how many emojis you
i'm melissa magee. and i'm erin o'hearn. tonight on fyi philly. merry christmas. our list of festive fun and we've checked it twice! have the kids in philadelphia been good this year? with ideas for the naughty and nice! holiday shopping done fun! whether you're planning a party. it's very festive. or enjoying the sights and sounds. merry christmas santa claus. there's something on our list that will make this your best holiday ever!hi everybody and wi philly. we are at the strawberry mansion and it is all decked out for the holiday season. this is part of the historic houses tour and they are all decorated for christmas in fairmount park. hopefully by now, you've got the bulk of your christmas shopping done and you can relax and enjoy the sights and sounds of the season. and there are so many things to help spark that holiday spirit. at franklin square, there's the spectacular electrical spectacle.