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>> family members of friends are heart broken after getting the news that carol issome died in an accident in philadelphia. two men were being pursued for a shooting and during the pursuit the suspect's car slammed into her car and she was pronounced dead at the hospital. >> i feel sorry for the woman that passed away but what can we do. >> this is a horrible tragedy regardless of what precipitated it and why. a woman died tragically. >> commissioner, richard ross says this case is under investigation, and it appears that the officers had legitimate reason to chase the car. >> a forceable felony. this was it doesn't get bigger than shooting at somebody. >> the the two men in the car
were involved in a shootout with another car that the police were not able to locate but the shooting was captured on camera. and we know that ultimately it led to a chase and now an innocent woman is dead and devastated family members are trying to deal with the loss. >> the absolutely worst possibility in terms of a scenario for us. >> so back out live, the two individuals arrested they were actually brothers and tell us that a third individual on wednesday night showed up to the hospital with gunshot injuries and they believe the man is connected to the brothers and involved in the shootout. they say he is not cooperating. the investigation continues. live in west philadelphia, gray hall, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. philadelphia police have made an arrest in the hit and run death of a little girl in overbrook earlier this month. 24-year-old paul woodland is behind bars tonight he confessed to being the driver that struck
and killed gianna powell on november 18 and. they were led to a body shop. we'll have much more on this story coming up at 5:30. now to an "action news" exclusive. chad pradelli is live now with the details. >> reporter: monica, byron allen is charged with attempted murder in philadelphia and sources tell me that he is the suspect in a half dozen similar violent attacks including the killing of natasha gibson a few steps behind me on bailey street. investigators say the man in these surveillance images is
byron allen of philadelphia. the prime suspect of natasha gibson who was butch evered in front of a friends house in september. >> we obtained a baseball bat and knife, both we believe were used in this brutal attack. >> they believe that gibson's killer was cut in the attack. and followed a two mile trail of blood and found the murder weapon in a storm drain and dna was put in a data base and preliminary tests matched alan's dna. >> we hope in the next few days we'll be able to get the confirming lab report in regard to dna and then we'll act accordingly. >> i am so happy right now. >> gibson's mother called the developments bitter sweet. tomorrow would have been her daughter's birthday and she is taking care of her 10-year-old granddaughter since the brutal slaying. >> we went through halloween and
thanksgiving, my daughter's birthday is tomorrow and we have to do christmas, it's been rough. it's been rough. >> allen is behind bars and charged in the vicious throat slashing of a woman in port richmond in april. they are trying to connect alan to a half dozen try vai lent attacks and assaults in the area including the rape and murder of ricky morgan. allen spent much of the last 10 years behind bars after pleading guilty to carjacking and weapons charges in 2003. >> we are going to get justice. >> sources tell me that he lived with his girlfriend. and she is not cooperating. the wilmington fire department just announced the death of another firefighter killed in the line of duty. senior firefighter ardis hope
was injured in a fire in september. and was in the hospital since suffering the serious injuries and unable to recover. fic other firefighters were killed in the fire. the rescue unfolded in florida, two people hiding in the bank distracted the gunman and that is when s.w.a.t. teams were able to suddenly move in. we get more on the story. >> reporter: a tense and terrifying morning for the hostages held inside of this florida credit union, police and the s.w.a.t. team not the only ones rushing to the scene. >> family members unabe to get ahold of their loved ones prayed for their safety. >> want to hold her and let her
know that god is in the plan. >> it was after 9:00 a.m. that they got a 911 call about a robbery in progress at community first credit unon in jacksonville. and s.w.a.t. units were on the scene and the suspect made dangerous threats. >> he threatened to kill hostages multiple times and putting the gun to the back of the hostage's head and then to hours later a daring move from inside of the credit union gave the s.w.a.t. team a chance to move in and free the hostages. >> two people were hiding in the bark unknown to the hostage taker. those two people took an opportunity to flee the bank and that distracted the hostage taker and at that time the s.w.a.t. team made entry into the bank. >> i am relieved right now not much going through my mind.
>> the president suspect was taken into custody without incident and the victims are shaken and no shots were fired and nobody was injured. abc news new york. ten deaths are blamed on the wild fire in gatlinburg, tennessee and eight people have also been injured. drone video captured the image of the damage. here is the base of the great smokey mountains on fire. 400 buildings are damaged or destroyed and 17,000 acres burned so far. firefighters contained most of the blaze but some hot spots are still burning and there is no access to the entire city of gatlinburg but they are hoping to reopen the roads there by next week. >> back here mayor jim kenney thanked employees for their dedication to the job. they stopped by philly 311 offices to recognize the agents and the mayor toured the facilities and got in on the action itself. and took time to tweet and take
calls from reads that put in service requests this morning. amazingly nobody was hurt in this crash on i-95 in delaware. the white car was totalled it happened in the southbound lanes in newport. the accident involved a tractor trailer and three vehicles, they had to shut down three lanes to clean up a fuel spill but nobody was injured. time for the traffic report thursday night. matt pellman in the traffic center, it's almost friday. can you see it at the end of the tunnel. there is the tunnel there. >> reporter: we are working our way toward it. plenty of lights here on the schuylkill expressway near the vine street expressway meaning it's crowded and busy in both directions. eastbound travel time bad a 0 minute delay into south philadelphia. for the shine down concert late they are evening. if you head on 95 to get to the concert a red zone just 17 miles
per hour at the girard point bridge because of the disabled school bus on the downside approaching broad street and a crash in bryn mawr at county line. and one on the roosevelt boulevard at adams where the home depot sits on the southbound side. and a chunk of cotman blocked because of a house fire near the country club diner. we are watching a crash along 422 west of pottstown past 100, we see slowing from time to time but right now it doesn't look too bad and a pair of accidents in delaware you see extra slowing off of 95 on the southbound side of 1 because of a crash near the christiana mall and the ramp from 72 delaware city northbound side of 1 is still blocked because of an accident there. in east hampton, the downed tree at 206 and southbound lanes are blocked and traffic moving both ways in the northbound lanes and
it's slow. outside live on 295 at route 70 in cherry hill and southbound accident is gone and slow as you head down to the 42 freeway. we'll check it again in the next half hour. >> thank you. peco is lighting up the holidays this season and "action news" is bringing you some of the best holiday displays from around the area, are you looking at a live picture at rittenhouse square where the christmas tree will be lit later, right now they are enjoying the sounds of the season. christmas carols and families are gathered there all excited with small children. later by the way the philly pops will help to ring in the season too. >> i may join in with their singing. >> silent night it sounds like you want me to be silent? meantime a bus loaded with warm hats and coats is on route to those in need at ross land
elementary school in they collected to distribute to two local charities. still to come on "action news" to mark world aided day today. researchers launch a new study involving thousands of people and hoping to develop a vaccine that could mean the end of the vaccine. >> and if gifts at the mall are not good enough for your sweetheart. what turtle doves and lords a leaping and a partridge in a pair tree will cost you this year. the rain has moved out. now i'm tracking cold air moving in and we'll let you know how low the temperatures will drop when "action news" returns.
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they allowed them to search millions of cell phones be computers with a search warrant, the new rule is needed to track down cyber criminals, a by partisan group of criminals is keeping it from going into effect and one of the senators that tried to block the rules says it's government hacking and surveillance. >> today is world aids day and scientists in south africa have
launch aid ground breaking trial. the study starts today the largest hiv vaccine clin contacting trial to happen in south africa. since it was identified back in 1983, efforts to develop an affective vaccine has not been successful. they call this study promising and could be the final nail in the coffin for that disease. and the eighth annual world aids day prayer breakfast took place at the double tree in philadelphia. several religious leaders were there to pay tribute to those that died as a result of aids and they took time to pray for those still battling the disease and it was sponsored by the organization called philadelphia fight. well, you are never to old to get benefit from exercise ask a guy named doug beavers. >> he is 97 years old. and the world war ii vet knows
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time for accuweather at the "action news" big board. cecily tynan has the thursday night forecast for days of does not a bad way to start a new month cecily. >> we got rid of the rain and sunshine earlier and it clouded up earlier this afternoon and live on sky 6 hd taking a look at the center city skyline. this time yesterday we couldn't see the tops of the buildings thanks to the low clouds and fog and rain. and the front moved through and that cleared out the air and the rain and brought us our high of the day. 2:00 in the morning, before the front 63 degrees, by 7:00, 10 degrees cooler and noon 53 and
dropping down to 51 and normal high is 50 degrees. right now in allentown 46 degrees, philadelphia 51 and reading 45 and cape may 51 and wilmington 50. you see the streamlineses arrows from the west. the westerly wind pulls in cooler air tonight and this is typical in the month of december. this is when we cool off. the normal high of 50 degrees by the end of the month 41 degrees and sunrise today 7:04, rising later by the end of the month. 7:22 and the sunsets at 4:36. and this is the month we see our first snowfall averaging 3.5 inches for the month of december. satellite 6 along with action radar showing no snow or rain but clouds moving in in the afternoon hours but now they begin to thin out. tonight partly cloudy skies and temperatures dropping down to the 30s. 38 in allentown and wilmington
35 and trenton 36 degrees and there will be a breeze all night long. future tracker 6 showing tomorrow morning a windchill factor as you step outside at 7:30, windchills in the low 30s, 20s in the northwest suburbs in trenton and you want to bundle up for your friday morning commute if the kids head to the bus stop and we keep the breeze and windchills in the upper 30s and low 40s even though the afternoon high should make it up to the low 50s and the five-day at 5:00 breezy and partly sunny and 51 degrees and windchills in the 40s and heading into the first weekend of december, seasonably cool on saturday, 49 degrees and breezy and good weather for the temple game in annapolis. monday morning could see sprinkles and perhaps some snowflakes in the northwest suburbs, weak disturbances are pulling through and shouldn't be a big deal. high of 50 degrees and wet weather and rainy and raw and 48
degrees and adam will let you know if we dry out by wednesday coming up in the full accuweather forecast. >> happy 4th birthday to a furry philadelphian at the zoo. today is kayla the female sloth's birthday and she is climbing in to get treats. staffers sang happy birthday and watched as they ate special treats including a berry yummy cake. you can learn more about sloth bears each day at noon when the zoo keeper gives a free chat. >> more to come in our next half hour. christ christie may be eyeing another job and soon. and waves between native americans and builders. >> south jersey police officers need the public's help making
jaime apody, rick williams and monica malpass. hello again, here is what is happening on "action news" thursday night. the fugitive driver believed to have hit and killed jayanna powell is arrested. and the end result is more like a fire ball on camera. >> and president-elect donald trump and his administration head out on the road to thank the voters and tout his recent job saving moves in indiana. >> and the driver charged with hitting and killing a little girl in overbrook is sitting in a jail cell tonight. a tip call from an auto body shop led police to paul woodland. police believe he was driving the car that hit little jayanna powell and took off. vernon odom is live with more on that investigation.
>> reporter: good evening monica, many in this neighborhood are shocked and saddens to learn that the accused person lives among them and sources say that the case is not yet closed. and paul woodland may not be the only one to face charges here. >> it's a neighbor it's crazy. it's crazy. >> reaction on the 1200 block of marlin street when word spread that an overbrook neighbor is arrested and charged in a hit and run case. paul woodland age 24, he claims he was driving alone at the time and 8-year-old jayanna powell was killed on november 18th as she and two siblings headed tomorrow from school and the vehicle was his girlfriend's car. the break came when a suspicious body shop employee sent in a tip.
>> we went and matched that particular car and it's absolutely the car. >> woodland said he was driving alone at the time but the police investigation remains open. police confirm that jayanna's 12-year-old brother injured at the crime scene said he saw a young woman in the passenger seat and an infant seat. woodland and his girlfriend and their newborn live along the block of marlin street nobody was answer to door today. >> it's sad. why would you hit and run? it's an accident -- stop. >> rick paul woodland remains in jail tonight and the charges include homicide by vehicle and involuntary manslaughter. his bail is set at $1 million. and what did the girlfriend know and when did she know it? a man was shot in southwest philadelphia this morning and the person that pulled the trigger is still out there
tonight. chopper 6 hd was over the scene here along the 2800 block of south redfield street just after 8:00 a.m. the victim is a man in his 40s, he was shot in the knee and treated at presbyterian hospital. anybody with information is asked to call police. >> it's still not clear what led to this crash in collingswood camden county. at 30 and route 130 before 5:00 a.m. a white pickup and a red car collided and one person was trapped before the crews cut the person out. the driver was taken to cooper hospital for treatment and both roads were closed for an hour. a suspected arsonist was caught on camera causing a small explosion in the olney section. police hope you can recognize this fire bug. it happened on the 1600 block of north 4th street. the suspect rode up to a garage
on a bmx bike and took off a backpack and he struck a match and the entire area is bursting into flames when the suspect gets away. it's not clear why this garage was targeting. if you have information please would like to hear from you. >> and philadelphia police is looking for the person that shot up a security guard's vehicle on prat street saturday night. the window and rear drivers side window was broken out. they are determining if anyone was inside at the time of the shooting. president-elect donald trump head the road to save thousands of factory jobs in indiana and now a rally to say thank you to voters in ohio. but the victory lap is happening as the vote recount is going on in wisconsin. kenneth moton is live with the details. >> reporter: rick, donald trump is moments away from touching down in cincinnati, ohio and his
team said he enjoyed running for president so much tonight's rally will have a campaign feel to it. donald trump on the road again in indiana. the president-elect praised the deal he struck with carrier air conditioning to save 1,000 factory jobs bound for mexico. >> they are not leaving anymore, not taking people's hearts out. >> carrier says that the state where vp elect mike pence is still the governor offered the multibillion dollar parent company an innocecentive packag >> before taking office our president-elect provided real leadership that made the difference. >> trump's deal is under scrutiny by critics in washington that are demanding to know all the details. bernie sanders wrote in the "washington post," trump endangered the jobs of all workers signalling to corpses to threaten offshore jobs to get business friendly tax benefits.
>> we are killing jobs and competitiveness in america because of our tax code. tax reform is central to fixing this problem. >> trump's first leg of his thank you tour, ohio. but in wisconsin where trump won by less than a percentage point is underway. instituted by jill stein. >> will will go crucial states he won and ones he thought he would do better in. knowledge goechb, chris christie may become the next chairman of the republican national committee. according to sources christie wants to run and is being encouraged to do so by the trump camp. they reportedly believe the role is ideal for him and does not
require a vote. governor christ yes says he wants to stay in office until his term ends in 2018. back here election officials approved a recount in philadelphia and it will get underway tomorrow. the city's election commission authorized the limited recount in 75 precincts following a legal filing by jill stein. stein's team that is spearheading recounts in wisconsin and michigan issue aid mixed reaction, they were hoping for a full recount citing the city's voting machine that they say are susceptible to hacking. matt pellman back with the latest on the commute home. and a lot of headlights behind you. >> we could count all the headlights but that could take a while and there are lots of them out here and out of delaware first crash is right here by 452, police are on the scene and mostly on the shoulder. and then as you get farther north on 95, a second crash it
taking out the left lane. penndot assisting with this one. and with the left lane blocked you see delays coming north of the state line through this point at highland avenue. and trucking along okay and then hit the brakes around the girard point bridge at 19 miles per hour a red zone because of that broken down school bus still out there on the downside of the bridge by the exit for broad street. if you head to the shine down conseverity that slows you down. in brewery town a chunk of bridge avenue is blocked and 11 and and passyunk is blocked because of an event. and for our friends in westchester if you are out and about tonight they are getting ready once again for the big parade tomorrow night that adam is hosting. and tonight they close market from 7:00 until 11:00. keep that one in mind later on. >> all right thanks matt.
still to come on "action news" tonight. a medical emergency for an american icon and one of the first americans to walk on the moon. why buzz aldrin is in a new zealand hospital tonight. and offices and staff in one south jersey's police station have a big goal this holiday season and it involves this truck. we'll explain how you can pitch in. after a couple of warm, wet days think the temperatures are dropping back closer to normal as a chillier westerly wind is coming in. we'll let you know if it's dry for the weekend in the seven-day forecast. and jeff skversky is here with eagles and penn state and temple football news in sports.
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protesters fighting against the dakota access pipeline kicked off a solidarity march across the country and right here in philadelphia. chopper 6 hd over thomas paine plaza as protesters took their frustrations to the street. they stopped along several banks along market street and the sioux tribe is at odds with the army corps of engineers. jeff is here and time for sports. the eagles are heading to cincinnati. >> they need a win. >> they need a lot of wins. they may need to win out here and get lucky too. will the eagles snap out of it? lets hope so. how many snaps he has with his top severs, starter nelson agholor doesn't know if he will play. and jordan matthews gives it a
try during practice. matthews backs off and he is limited. agholor mentally says he is ready to run and the eagles have to run the table and catch a break. >> we have a lot at stake here right now. but it's not easy to get to this point. i don't see anyone on this team in this locker room every backing down because guys that play football their whole lives to get to this point. you don't back down just because our record isn't what we want right now. >> eagles safety malcolm jenkins wears the special cleats to raise awareness for social injustice. and the eagles are still holding out hope and so is former eagles quarterback, ron jaworsky. >> the season is far from over. far from over. there are five games left, the playoffs a reality? there is still a chance.
and as long as there is a chance, as a player you play every down like it's the last down of your life. you really do. you play that hard. you want to make the playoffs but more important it's about winning, in the national football league it's about winning and if you don't prepare every week to win as an individual and as a team. players get hurt and injuries happen. quite honestly i am sitting here going through the green by i see tremendous effort. >> while the eagles playoff hopes are slim. penn state could be in the college football playoff if they win against wisconsin on saturday. they play in back to back bowl games for the second time in school history first focused on navy. they have their work cut out tore them. they are arranged 61 points the last three weeks. >> the thing is coming out and doing our job and getting off blocks and playing our scheme well and making tackles that is
what it comes down to. they have a great scheme and great offense and great couple of players. it's just us making the plays we need to make. ducis rogers is on the road with temple and coverage starts tomorrow on 6 abc and a preview of the game saturday morning right here on 6 abc. assuming the floor is dry, the sixers host orlando tomorrow and joel embiid named the rookie of the week can play up to 15 minutes. embiid eyeing the floor and, nerlins noel is eyeing his return. he is still not happy about it. >> i think the injury was something i had to take care of and now coming back right back into it. it will be interesting. definitely. i think it's coach brown to
handle it early on. and you know moving forward. staying focused. -- >> and how brett brown handles this remains to be scene. embiid and okafor and how do you get all of those guys their minutes? >> speaking of basketball a new effort to get kids in delaware to read more books was exciting like a slam dunk. in wilmington it featured delaware 87ers a development team. they are fun and played ball and talked about the importance of reading and former harlem globetrotter joe richardson was on hand to extend their knowledge through books. starting today you can drop or unwrapped toys at police
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our area. this is a live look at the festivities now at rittenhouse square. look at that tree. they lit it officially. isn't that beautiful? the philly pops are performing right now as the crowd gets in the holiday spirit. gorgeous. >> oh christmas tree ♪ >> no! three days of you singing. my eardrums are just starting to stop aching. >> nice day for westchester tomorrow. >> i'll be there cohosting that parade tomorrow night. looking forward to that with their christmas tree. as we look at double scan live radar dealing with nothing but cloud cover that is now breaking apart and no precipitation today and we saw a little bit of that sunshine early on the day today. 46 in allentown and 45 in reading and 46 in lancaster, 51 in philadelphia and 50 in millville and to remind you normal this time of year is 50 degrees, this is more typical when you step out how it feels for december 1st.
not like the last couple of days when temperatures were in the 60s. the winds are cooling it down quite a bit. sustained 0 miles per hour in philadelphia, 10 in philadelphia international airport and 18 miles per hour up in the poconos. as we look at the satellite, the clouds have pushed in this afternoon they are beginning to erode, so to speak here. and that is the trend overnight as high pressure starts to push back into town. turning clear and the chilly breeze continues, 8 to 16 miles per hour. 34 to 38 is the low temperature but feels like the 20s because of that wind. and numbers similar to today for your friday, sun and clouds and the westerly wind, 10 to 20 miles per hour. 49 in the lehigh valley feeling like the 30s even in the peak of the day. 52 millville and same for dover, feeling more like the lower 40s
tomorrow afternoon. dress appropriately not for the air temperatures but for for the windchills. high pressure comes in from the great lakes and seasonable with upper 40s and see brighter white and clouds down to the south of that high and precipitation approaching the tennessee valley, some of those clouds will come in by sunday afternoon and a weak disturbance early on monday morning. the exclusive accuweather forecast, partly sunny and 51 degrees for your friday. the chilly breeze will continue here on saturday with a high of 49, we lose a couple more degrees on sunday and start with sun and end with clouds and early monday morning not a big deal but a sprinkle or snowflake early on monday morning and then afternoon the sun rushes before a bigger system arrives on tuesday than looks to be all rain no matter where you are. 48 degrees and a chilly rain compared to the warm rain the last couple of days.
and look going on wednesday, temperatures jump back up into the lower 50s and another system late in the day on thursday also in the form of some rain. so after a couple of wet days, a dry stretch on the way for the upcoming weekend. >> all right thank you. i'm still going to be singing christmas carols. operation safe holiday now underway in pennsylvania to crack down on drunk driving. and west goshen police and local hospitals had a news conference to stress to drivers to be safe for the remainder of the year and step up enforcement for the holidays when cases for impairs driving seem to be on the rise. where things come from?
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"action news" delaware valley's leading news program. thursday night ocean county schools step up the fight against heroin and police arrest a suspect in the death of an 8-year-old girl. and the big story is a possible break through in a brutal crime and resolves around this man seen on this video back in september. according to police this man could be a serial slasher. chad pradelli is live on the 600 block of bailey road with the exclusive story. >> reporter: yes jim, natasha gibson was butchered on bailey street just behind me in september. authorities tell me that a baseball bat and stake knife was used in the killing and the district attorney has a suspect
and he is already in custody. the suspect is byron allen of philadelphia. investigators say that these are surveillance images of him shortly after violent attacks and he was charged in attempted murder for the brutal throat slashing of a woman in richmond and now dna has linked him to the murder of natasha gibson in september. >> we hope in the next few days we'll be able to get the confirming lab report in regard to dna and then we'll act accordingly. >> delaware district attorney jack walen says the motive is unclear and they suspect it may just have been a crime of opportunity as gibson was walking home from a bar to a friend's house on bailey street. the killer was cut and left a trail of blood and police found the suspected murder weapon in a storm drain and gibson's mother says her daughter was a loving moth