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agine a world where the holidays are about joy again. where days are filled with magic instead of madness. at t.j. maxx, marshalls and homegoods, we've imagined the holidays this way for decades. it's why we never have crazy sales. never make you clip coupons. and always have amazing prices on popular brands and thoughtful gifts. it's time to bring back the holidays with t.j.maxx, marshalls and homegoods. "action news" delaware valley's leading news program. with rick williams, sara bloomquist, and meteorologist, david murphy. good afternoon sara bloomquist is off, in the news
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we are following new information from the scene of a fire ta kill aid child and forced several famliz out of their homes. >> and a man is arrested following a robbery and police chase in philadelphia. but the big story is the deep freeze we are stuck with bitter cold conditions for a second straight day and it was an uncomfortable morning for people that had to wait outside or walk to school. >> and a dose of snow and sleet is arriving overnight. meteorologist, melissa magee, is tracking the latest conditions from the "action news" big board. >> a lot to go over. we have the cold in place and then tracking the snow, sleet and then the rain in the delaware and lehigh valleys. the windchills this afternoon telling the story. north of west of town in the low teens. 19 in reading and lancaster coming in at 9 degrees, 3 in the poconos. windchill here in philadelphia 22 and 15 the current number in millville.
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as we go through the rest of the afternoon, the windchill tracking showing you that windchill numbers are in the lower 20s before sun gives way to increasing clouds and eventually we await the arrival of tracking. and the winter advisory is mosted for the delaware and lehigh valleys, until 11:00 a.m. on saturday. we start with the snow and then freezing rain and then liquid precipitation in the area. the bulk of the precip arrives during the overnight hours and by 6:30 tomorrow morning we have snow to the north and west and you'll notice the frozen precipitation to the north and west and rain in the delmarva that will head our way. most locations start out with snow overnight and into early tomorrow morning but the change over times in the lehigh valley and northwest suburbs, the sleet and ice hangs on longer the further north you are from midmorning and rain by mid-day
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and the i-95 metro area, sleet and rain. and delaware you have rain arriving at dawn. we'll have more details in the full accuweather forecast. >> thank you. now, lets switch live to "action news" reporter, bob brooks where crews are getting ready to prep the roads for wintry weather this weekend. >> reporter: that is right. they don't want to take any chances. if a nasty minutery mix comes this way they want to take care of it. this is the highway yard, they have a backhoe behind the truck. give it a few seconds it's going to raise up and it's pay load there, you can see it. they are feeling up their trucks if the wintry mix hits they don't want any problems. there is no other way to put it. right now it's cold outside. the temperature is well below freezing we spoke with one young woman in old city that put it best. >> this is the kind of cold that
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makes you want to stay inside all day. >> this is bee an areilly, she knowed how to dress for it. >> hat underneath the hood and sweater and two scarves on. >> but any exposed skin forget about it. >> my face is still cold. >> crews are getting ready for a wintry mix that could turn things dangerous especially on the roads and snow could change to freezing rain. we could see trucks laying down brine in bucks county. this is the highway 6 highway yard, the city will have trucks trod clear the streets at their disposal and 60,000 tons of salt. >> be patient if it's freezing rain there is not much to do except salt and keep the streets clear as much as possible. >> another live look out here they are filling up the trucks
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and getting the 50,000 tons of salt ready to go. again, specials ask you to be patient if the nasty weather hits, they will clear the roads as quick as they can. bob brook, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. and with both snow and rain in the forecast, stay with throughout the weekend. use stormtracker 6 live double scan radar to track the snow and that change over to rain, and check in with our meteorologists on social media follow them on facebook and twitter for regular updates. now, to a developing story oust conshohocken, montgomery county. a woman's body is discovered inside of a home on 9th and hol hollywell streets. the police have not released other details. we'll keep you posted as information becomes availableable. "action news" learned a 10-year-old boy is killed in a fire in south philadelphia and five different families were
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forced out of their homes. vernon odom is joined live from the scene with the very latest. >> good afternoon rick, it's a sad day here in the quiet section of cobb's creek there were great neighborly displays of courage here this morning and tragedy as well. as you said the 10-year-old boy died in the vicious fast moving fire here on miller street this morning and his father is hospitalized with severe burns at this hour. you see lni and other workers clearing out the four damaged homes that were severely damaged here this morning. as i said the father has severe burns and the fire department got here quickly son did police who tried to save the boy as well. the fire broke out at 4:00 this morning at 1207 miller street and spread to three adjacent row homes, they battle the weather and elements a 12-year-old boy
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died in the fire despite efforts by the neighbors to save him. and the father scrambled to safety. >> there was nothing that could be done. >> but you tried and the flames beat you back. >> the smoke and flames -- >> neighbors were able to save the life of this 89-year-old woman in 1205, she was carried outside of the back door of her home. father remains hospitalized in serious condition at this hour. at this point i am withholding the name of the 10-year-old child that perished in the blaze, five families in all were burned out of their homes this morning and being helped with food and shelter by the red cross at this time. live in cobb's creek, i'm vernon odom, channel 6 "action news." >> all right vernon thank you. three men were arrested after a robbery, chase and gun fire in philadelphia's feltonville section in
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philadelphia. it started 1:30 a.m. at east roosevelt boulevard. the chief took -- to take the wallet and cash. police caught up with the suspects on foot in a nearby alley and that is when one suspect opened fire and all three men were taken into custody. no officers were injured. well, it's an unprecedented beat between a president-elect and the intelligence community. donald trump is refusing to acknowledge suspected hacking by russian operatives and president obama is expected to tackle questions today about the accusations. karen travers is following the story and live at the bureau in washington with more. >> reporter: good afternoon. this russian election interference sparked several fierce battles, the white house
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versus the kremlin and now the white house versus trump transition team and now president obama is facing who should be held accountable for this and how to do it. >> president obama with a warning for russia. u.s. retaliation is coming. >> i think there is no doubt that when any foreign government tries to impact the integrity of our elections that we need to take action and we will at a time of place of our own choosing some of it may be explicit and publicized and some of it may not be. the president telling npr he confronted vladimir putin at a summit this past september. >> he is well aware because i spoke to him directly about it. >> the u.s. says they have solid evidence that the president ordered and directed the cyber
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attack. >> that is not say lightly that is something they say when they have a smoking gun. >> putin himself will be a target foo the hacking. >> we need to show that there is no free pass and we can hold people accountable. >> last night hillary clinton held a thank you event for donors in new york city. telling abc news, clinton was proud to have stood up to vladimir putin when she was secretary of state. telling her supporters she believes that the russian president held a long time grudge against her because of comments she made about the 2011 parliament elections not being free and fair. >> and the russians are demanding the u.s. show evidence of their involvement in the hack or stop talking about it. but that is unlikely to happen. president obama is going to hold a press conference this afternoon. reporting from washington.
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>> thank you. there is more to come on "action news" at noon. legendry astronaut john glenn is honored with a public memorial in his native state of iowa. and 3,000 meals are delivered to help local families during the holidays. and melissa magee is back with the accuweather forecast from accuweather.
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family are waiting to be evacuate from the war torn capital of aleppo. others are trying to leave including a group of orphans and unaccompanied children. the flight of civilians and opposition fighters is suspended after rebels opened fire on a convoy. the unites nations called an emergency meeting of the security council to consider the situation. and a final farewell is underway for john glenn in his home state of ohio. i former senator and astronaut
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is lying in state. and there will be a ceremony at ohio university. vip joe biden is expected to speak. officials in corpus christi texas told residents in parts of the city they can safely drink tap water again, this nearly 24 hours after warnings against using it because of chemicals in it. now they are under a restriction, boiling, does nothing to make the water safe to drink or even bathe in. people are relying on bottled water for their daily needs there. one of the largest anti-hunger events is taking part in philadelphia right outside of citizens bank park, food was transported there to benefit philabundance.
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katherine scott is live with more on that. >> reporter: the convoy arrived a half hour ago and crews got straight to work, it's all very orderly here, at citizens bank park, the pallets of food are being loaded up from the tundras and transferred to the philabundance trucks and toyota and other partners including 6 abc help to haul away hunger. a convoy of toyota tundras and police escort head to citizens bank park, it spans the length of five ball fields and carries thousands of pounds of food to help the hungry. >> this is the community where we make our living and we feed our families, we think it's important to help feed others. >> the food was poured into the vehicles at this philabundance warehouse. soon it was time for the trek by
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police escort to citizens bank park to be received by a cheering crowd. >> one in eight are food insecure and here in our area it's one in five. so about $750,000 people food insecure today. >> this food goes a long way? >> this goes a long way to help those in need. >> the food was purchased through donations through the tri-state toyota dealer association and 26 of the dealers business partners, including 6 abc, our pickup carried a pallet of corn makes. the food will be delivered to fill bunnance over the next several months. it's a festive time of year but people are hungry, 365 days a year, it's important now but this is something we need to think about every day.
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>> and back here live they are unloading more tundras that just pulled up, and there are more tundras on the other side of the philabundance trucks to be loaded by the forklift. it's a festive atmosphere and mascots including the philly phanatic but for a serious cause. >> thank you katherine. good news for shoppers if you have out of town loved ones on your holiday list, today is free shipping day. more than 1,000 retailers are taking part on the one day shopping event, your guaranteed deliver by christmas eve for free. many are offering other deals as well and no minimum purchase required. per roll
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breaking news now from winslow township, new jersey, camden county. reports of two young children, two young students passed out at winslow elementary school. the school is located on the 100 block. it's not clear what caused the children to pass out while at the school but no other injuries are reported. the school has not been evacuated but an investigation is underway to find out why the two young students passed out this morning around 11:30 we are told. we'll followle situation here outside of the winslow township
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elementary school. turning to health check this noon, you have a few extra days to sign up for health insuranceance coverage. they extended it monday to midnight if you want coverage taking effect january 1st. this was because of strong interest. the last day is january 31st for open enrollment. the "action news" is out working on news stories for tonight at 4:00. the young boy found a new way to make extra cash, offering advice for a fee at a subway station in today's big talkers find out why he thinks he is qualified for the job. in the meantime, accuweather is coming up next and melissa magee will have your seven-day forecast when "action news" continues in just a moment. aholidays are about joy again.
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where days are filled with magic instead of madness. at t.j. maxx, marshalls and homegoods, we've imagined the holidays this way for decades. it's why we never have crazy sales. never make you clip coupons. and always have amazing prices on popular brands and thoughtful gifts. it's time to bring back the holidays
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with t.j.maxx, marshalls and homegoods.
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melissa magee is back and it's code outside and i saw a greyhound bus and the dog was sitting on the inside. >> you couldn't wait to tell that joke. >> i'll tell it at 5:00 too. >> stormtracker 6 live double scan you can see it's dry here across the delaware and lehigh valleys. there is light snow south of dover and cape may and that has yet to hit the surface. on saturday for the start of our weekend a lot of changes up ahead. we'll talk all about it. right now the windchill is telling the story on our friday. 22 in philadelphia and just 3 in the poconos and 19 in reading and 9 in lancaster, along the coast in cape may 23 and millville 15 degrees.
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here is satellite 6 along with action radar we have sunshine earlier today. filters sunshine and sun will continue to give way to increasing clouds since we track that moisture out to the west and it will eventually fill in and overspread much of the delaware and lehigh valley. for the rest of today the a chilly one and bundle up with extra layers and sun and clouds maxing out at 28 degrees and 26 in allentown, and 30 in millville and 32 in cape may. it will never feel like this today and we have winds to contend with and windchills will be in the high teens and lower 20s across the area. fast forward into the weekend during the overnight hours we are tracking the precipitation that is why the winter weather advisory goes up through 10:00 p.m. and lasting through 11:00 a.m. on saturday. we have the snow breaking out in philadelphia and areas to the northern and west. by 8:month in the morning we are finding the transition from snow to sleet along the i-95 corridor all rain to the south and even into delaware but we are holding
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on to the snow for allentown and the poconos by mid-day and midmorning it's all rain and starts to exit across the region by the afternoon. the front end snow we are tracking, we are not calling for any snow accumulation in south jersey and delaware. and a coating to inch for philadelphia and 1 to 3 inches north and west of philadelphia and head to the poconos for 3 to 5 inches of snow before we get the change from snow to ice to rain. a lot to track tomorrow and sunday. saturday morning mid-day, we have the snow eventually changing to rain and saturday afternoon into saturday night. temperatures rise and there will be an issue with fog with so much low level most your and sunday morning temperatures are near 60 as we track another system that will provide rain that moves our way. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast showing you it's still cold today and snow
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arriving late tonight and a high temperature of 28 and windchills in the lower 20s and teens, saturday snow to ice to rain, a high temperature of 48 degrees, sunday it's cloudy with periods of rain and high of 60 and the chill comes back on monday with temperatures in the 30s. we have a lot to go over, we'll keep you posted throughout the weekend. >> thank you. and there is much more ahead on "action news" coming up at 12:30. some of your holiday decorations may pose a danger to pilots, we'll explain the warning from the federal government. and we catch up with star wars fans as they prepare for a big opening weekend. those stories and more next.
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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 package thief strikes twice in broad daylight. where police say this man is stealing deliveries from people's doorsteps and an ivy league swim team is in hot water why the athletes are suspended at princeton university. >> but first check of the freezing friday forecast. accuweather is tracking dangerously cold temperatures


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