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and that the robbery has secondary at best because of the manner of the attack. >> he took her pocketbook and i.d. this is not the motive for the crime this is a heinous brutal murder, it's the stalking in the night just to kill. the sport of killing is the motive. >> the da talking about the violent death last september of natasha gibson of yeadon, they say it was a random attack. and charged with the murder is byron allen of philadelphia. >> we know he killed her by way of slashing her, over 20 stab wounds to her body. multiple stab wounds to her chest and face and neck and her neck was slashed open. >> police say that allen was cut during the attack and trailed his own blood almost two miles from the crime scene in delaware county up to baltimore avenue over to philadelphia where the murder knife was discovered in a
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storm drain at 61st street and then on to a convenience store at 58th and katherine where surveillance video picked up allen picking up a beer. he is now charged with five slashings and sex assaults. the first one in april. >> a 45-year-old female had her throat cut with a box cutter and it was severe. >> allen is still a suspect in the murder of ricky morgan a woman whose body was found last july only blocks from the four other kensington attacks. >> reporter: so maybe more to come here. allen so far charged with five attacks all against women and all of them apparently random as far as police can determine. john rawlins, channel 6 "action news." >> all right thank you for the update. a mother's boyfriend is now facing a murder charge for
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allegedly killing her 2-year-old son. police arrested 21-year-old ram ear custice and charging him with involuntarily manslaughter. jamir was found unresponsible the his home and died at the hospital with severe bruise and lacerations to his chest. his mother was charged with endangering the welfare of a child. and police are searching for a murder suspect. jeremiah monell. police located his blue truck ed afternoon in cedarville. they spent hours searching reet mote area and had to luck finding the 32-year-old fugitive. new jersey state police have joined the search for the missing marine core veteran.
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28-year-old lance james was last seen walking from his apartment on january 2nd. after he was escorted from the hide away tavern after getting in an altercation with another patron. to the latest now from germany where authorities are now on the hunt for a tunisian man the latest suspect on the attack on a christmas market in berlin. this man here anice amry should be considered armed and dangerous. they are offering a reward up to $500,000 for his arrest. his documents were found in the cab of the truck that killed 12 people and injured many more. they had other suspects but let them go because of lack of
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evidence. >> amry's family says he has previous convictions in italy and his home country. german authorities say he has been under covert surveillance for months. meantime people gathered near the attack to sing in solidity of the victims. the crowds sung christmas carols and other songs and held songs you will not divide us and i am a berliner. and investigators work to unravel clues and chase down this latest suspect the memorials continue to grow in berlin. president-elect donald trump is calling the terror in berlin an attack on humanity that he says must be stopped. he spoke with reporters in florida ahead of his meeting with incoming national security
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dwi advisers michael flynn. trump was also asked about his call to temporarily ban muslim immigrants from the united states. he said quote, i am proven to be right. time for a check of our accuweather forecast. on a wednesday afternoon. >> lets head outside to meteorologist, cecily tynan, in for adam. it's still brisk outside. >> a little bit but warmer than the past two days. yesterday and monday stuck in the 30s and today in the 40s, one degree above normal after 34 yesterday and tuesday. and it may not feel quite that warm we don't have the sunshine and 43 in philadelphia and washington, d.c. 47 and richmond, virginia, 50. and tomorrow temperatures may touch 50 degree, but satellite 6 along with action radar showing that like today tomorrow will feature a lot of clouds, we have
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a pretty thick cloud deck and with the cloud coverage, temperatures will not be as cold as the past two nights. a weak boundary passes through and winds kick up and bundle up if you head to the linc for thursday night football, temperatures above normal into the holiday weekend. and if you are dreaming of a white christmas. keep dreaming, no snow in sight but i am tracking a few showers. coming up in the full accuweather forecast. the driver of a tanker truck is facing a reckless driving citation for causing this pileup in gloucester county. with all the mangled metal it's hard to believe nobody was injured. annie mccormick explains what happened. >> chopper 6 hd over the scene of a multivehicle accident at 8:30 this morning. police think that a tractor
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trailer hauling a tank of waste water failed to stop and plow nood traffic already at a stand still because of an early incidents on the road. >> there were several cars in the crash. three in the media and one still in the roadway itself. >> multiple agencies responded and emergency crews rushed victims to local hospitals and none had life-threatening injuries. the driver of this honda with the roof torn off was alive and talking and police stopped other drivers from plunging into a pond along the driveway, there was so much debris cleanup crew his to bring a dumpster to the scene. >> given the debris we expected life-threatening injuries but so far everybody appears to be i
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inconsidin incredibly decent shape. >> reporting in logan township, channel 6 "action news." a police chase ended with a crash and a suspect on the run this afternoon in upper chichester, delaware county, chopper 6 hd was over the crash what happened along i-95 near exit 4. police tell "action news" that the driver is in custody. officers were going after a car reported stolen out of newcastle county and the vehicle hit several patrol cars and it came to an end when officers used stop sticks to puncture the tires. no officers were injured. crews continue to repair a broken water main that disrupted traffic in the queen village section of philadelphia. it broke last night along the southbound lanes of columbia boulevard near queen street. part of the street buckled as a result of the break and all traffic lanes southbound as well
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as the exit ramp to i-95 were shut down and repair work was expected to last through the evening rush hour. >> we'll get updates through that through the evening, lets get a check of the "action news" traffic report. >> lets go to matt pellman on this wednesday. >> over the hump day and heading to the holiday weekend but the water main breaks looks to impact us the same way. the southbound off ramp is shut down once again this afternoon. yesterday afternoon this caused delays in the southbound lanes of 95. those delays are starting to form at this point but can you expect them and columbus boulevard southbound out of commission completely blocked unlike this morning we had a lane getting by. and the news is better official word came out today that tonight penndot will open the fourth
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lane in each direction along 95 in the cotman avenue work zone. meaning that work zone is about to be history. four lanes both ways on 95 that is great news, news we are waiting years for. newark zone got underway in east falls near wissahickon the good news for now all the ramps connecting the route 1 extension remain open. and a bad crash with an overturned vehicle in chester county. 6 miles per hour along route 1 baltimore pike, that is a good spot to avoid. >> lets grab the ipad the super highway in morristown, can you get by it but expect slowing. we'll check it again in the next half hour. still ahead on "action news" at 4:00, debate continues now over repealing north carolina's controversial bathroom bill. we'll have the latest straight
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ahead. >> coming up a fire forces two buck county businesses to close just days before business and "action news's" nora muchanic is live with the details from peddlers village. >> and a conviction overturned a man behind bars for two decades find out what finally convinced the court he did not commit the crime. and here are the closing numbers from wall street. (my hero zero by lemonheads)
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6-year-old boy and was sentenced to a 62 year prison sentence but today it was overturned and they ordered his release. rollins's mother is relieved. >> what happened to my child shouldn't happen either. nothing good came out of it. but my son is coming home and i'm happy. >> district attorney seth williams says that new evidence presented in the case helped to overturn the conviction, including witnesses and store receipts and cell phone records that could corroborate rollin's alibi. a massive fire burning in new jersey sent smoke billowing in the sky and could be seen for miles. it fully surrounding the furniture store in north bergan this morning. smoke could be seen from
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manhattan. no word on what started the fire. in north carolina a special session is still underway at this hour aimed at repealing the state's controversial bathroom bill. also known as house bill 2, that law main dates that everyone in the state of north carolina including transgender people use the bathroom that correlates with the biological sex that correlates with their birth certificate. it's led by out going governor, pat mccrory and comes on appeal of charlotte's city council. they voted to rescind their lgbt ordinance that prompted the state bill. >> people are living in terror, trans people don't feel like they can use the restroom or be in public without fear. and lgbt people are also concerned and female discriminated against and everybody feels like our reputation is tarnished.
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>> some at the state level are not worried for an appeal. for another local government like charlotte to lead us down the path again. >> they are waiting to see if it will be repealed across the entire state of north carolina. >> thanks. pennsylvania will begin taking applications to grow and distribute medical marijuana. permit applications for dispensaries and grower processors will be available online at january 17th according to the state's health secretary. the medical marijuana law was enacted earlier this year and allows patients to take the medicine by pill, oil, vapor, ointment or liquid but not in the form that can be smoked. the state hopes to have the system up and running in 2018. a major investment from the state of pennsylvania is expected to bring thousands of
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jobs to our area. the initiatives scheduled to start this year will support the infrastructure and lower capacity to bring more business to town and the port is the place to do business. >> this is about turning philadelphia from another getter in ports along the east coast to being the preeminent port. this is the only port in pennsylvania. >> senator bob casey and mayor jim kenney on hand for the announcement and they stress this massive project was a team efforts from a number of agencies. time for another check of the accuweather forecast. a warming trend is the word. >> on the first day of winter. cecily tynan in for adam has the deal tails. >> hi rick and sharrie, the first night of winter is not going to be all that cold. sky 6 hd taking a look at the commodore barry bridge and seeing the milky white skies we started the day with sunshine
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and thin clouds came and the clouds thickened up and temperatures though running 10 degrees warmer today than yesterday. 43 in philadelphia and allentown and reading 40 and wilmington 44 and cape may 40 and atlantic city airport 42. satellite 6 along with action radar showing again started with sunshine and the clouds are rolling in and tomorrow is going to be the opposite. tomorrow we start with clouds and the sunshine by the afternoon after a cold front passes through but not that cold for late december. 30 in philadelphia and allentown 26 and wilmington 29 and the boardwalk in atlantic city 33 and trenton 28 degrees. your day planner showing with the clouds in the morning, 35 degrees at 7:00. that front should be rolling through right around lunch time and then behind that system we'll see more sunshine by 1:00, 48 degrees with mostly sunny skies and the winds are kicking up. future tracker 6 showing you
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wake up tomorrow morning shades of gray and can't rule out a spotty shower or snow shower across the poconos but for the most part the front rolls through dry and the sunshine is back in the afternoon and then hold on to your hats, future tracker 6 showing by 5:00 tomorrow evening we'll have wind gusts out of the northwest near 30 miles per hour. so if you head to the linc as the eagles take on the giants for thursday night football you need to bundle up. plenty of clouds but with winds out of the north 10 to 16 miles per hour. it is going to feel cold. temperatures in the 30s, fourth quarter, 35 and windchill will be in the 20s, you'll want to bundle up. the winds could have an impact on the kicking game. we cake up with clouds and sunshine in the afternoon and breezy with a high of 50 degrees and friday the sunshine is back in full force and mostly sunny and cooler and 46 degrees and heading into the weekend the holiday weekend saturday possibility of morning rain
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could be a little bit of freezing rain in the poconos for hanukkah, for christmas eve 48 degrees and sunshine by the afternoon and christmas sunday is looking really nice, sunny and pleasant with a high of 48 degrees, so doesn't look to be a white christmas but pretty mild. all in all not a bad forecast. >> i can't believe christmas is in four days. holy cow. i have to start shopping. well, still ahead on "action news" a local purple heart recipient receives a home for the holidays welcome. see his reaction next. and the holiday idea that keeps on giving and for me no shipping required. the easy way to give stocks coming up in what's the deal. coming up in big talkers getting pulled over by police could be stressful but for one college student it ended in an unexpected lesson you don't want to miss.
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a local veteran and purple heart recipient got the best present of his life. keith daniels was handed the keys to a mortgage free home in coatesville. and made possible by wells fargo center and the warrior support foundation. danieled was deployed to media and was injured during a taliban ambush. he is looking forward to moving his family in before the holidays. he has a u-haul and friends ready to do the heavy lifting. the action cam was at matt plat automotive as the car dealership gave away christmas dinners, more than 250 meals were given to people in need and they donated $10,500 to the food bank of knowledge. and pre-k through third
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grade were given a ticket to the trip to the polar express. centered around the beloved christmas story and film. they went with their robes and blankets and teachers treatmented them to hot cocoa and cookies. >> yummy. here is a story certain to melt your heart. a panda was given a friend at a zoo in toronto, a large snowman was built in the panda enclosure and the giant panda had a jolly good time playing with it and scratching and then climbing on top of had and then things turned grizzly when he accidentally decapitates his new friend. when you are a panda and you love the snow you have to grin and bear it and keep on playing. >> that script fully written by one rick williams. nicely done sir. >> still ahead on "action news" at 4:00, there may have been a
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fire at peddlers village but it remains open to holiday shoppers as the countdown to christmas gets closer. and the gift that keeps on giving as long as the marketed do well of course. what is the best way to buy stock for a youngster this year.
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"action news" continues.
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>> it's 4:30 and bine taff is off. "action news" continues with a performance of a popular christmas carol that is sure to move you. and grandmas on police patrol and they are not arresting anyone and making a different mission to complete. and he shared a laugh and touching moment with barack obama a couple of weeks ago and we remember the local world war ii veteran no longer with us. and a popular place to shop and eat in bucks county. the investigation into the blaze at peddlers village they want their customers to know they are open for business. >> 2 million visitors come every year and this fire has people asking questions and talking. nora muchanic live at peddlersville able with the latest from the scene there. >> reporter: rick, sharrie, it doesn't look all that bad on the outside they made annest to try
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to clean things up but inside of this building two stores are ruined by the fire at the height of the holiday shopping season. >> it's quite a shame it really is, this time of year. i feel story for the people i really do. >> lance snyder was one of the shoppers strolling by at peddlers village where crews were working to secure and clean up the building involved. the blaze erupted after 6:00 tuesday evening and firefighters got in under control in an hour but not before it damaged the nut kettle shop and the st. jude religious store. >> i hope to still be in business but it doesn't look like it. it's a shame. >> officials at peddlers village are trying to get the word out that all of the other 60 shops here are open for business. >> it's very important that they come out here and are reassure that everything was contained and it's safe. and a wonderful time to come out and shop. >> this couple from cherry hill
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visits every year at christmas. >> the atmosphere and lights when you come at night. doing unique christmas shopping and the cause of the fire is undetermined but the local fire marshall is focusing on the giant copper kettle in the production area. just days before christmas it could not have come at a worse time for the businesses effective and this woman worked at the nut kettle for over 10 years. >> it's madness with gifts and shipping out the gifts. >> it's the time of year for everyone this month and this week is a really important week for both of them. so it's real sad. >> reporter: back live now. are you looking at a manger just feet away from where the fire broke out some damage and a little bit of a christmas miracle. we learned a while ago that the owners of the nut kettle lost all of their merchandise but all
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of their children's christmas presents stored inside of the shop and the merchants are getting together to try to replace all of them in time for hotle day. nora muchanic, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. chopper 6 hd was over this burned out shelf a mobile home that caught fire overnight in cumberland county. three people were hurt in the blaze that broke out before 2:00 a.m. at clay field lane, a 12-year-old child was air lifted to the hospital in philadelphia and a man and woman were taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation, all three of them were said to be alert when rushed from the scene. a man is now dead after being shot inside of his home. police responded to the unit block of north1 street. a man was found with multiple gunshot wounded sitting inside
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of a toyota camera and he was pronounced dead there, the car was running when the shots were fired. well, we learned about the person killed in a terrible crash in buck county last night was a 22-year-old female from the area, her identity however has not been formerly released by police. this happened around 8:00 last night on river road in croydon, a white gmc jimmy and nissan sent ra were going in opposite directions and the second victim a man in his 50s was treat ford moderate injuries and the cause of this crash is undetermined. the search is on for three suspects following a robbery at a crown fried chicken in center city. this happened sunday december 18th at the restaurant on the 1100 block of filbert street. police say at 1:30 the three men
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took his wallet and fled the scene, anyone with information on who the suspects may be are asked to call police. >> he was the oldest living resident in hatfield, pennsylvania. bill mahr was 108 years old and army veteran that sadly died over the weekend. he caught the nation's attention when he was called to the white house by president obama on veteraned day. he almost didn't make it out of childhood at the age of 2, the doctor accidentally cut part of his tongue and throat leaving him with a speech impediment. he survived until sunday. he left behind many friends that never stopped thanking him for his service. >> that was a great story. i remember doing that story.
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>> cecily tynan is back where have you been? >> i was home. i wasn't sick but i had a stye in my eye and inappropriate for television lets leave it at that. you asked. nice to be back. >> you look great now. >> well, so do you. >> that is the only reason -- he was just waiting to use that all afternoon. lets go live on sky 6 hd taking a look at the center city skyline, the sun is setting at 4:40 and now that the winter solstice has passed daylight is lengthening as we head towards summer. winded north northwest at 7 miles per hour. a windchill factor feels like 39 and lots of cloud cover but the clouds don't have any moisture and it brought in warmer air, the 24 hour change, you see much of our viewing area 10 degreed warmer than yesterday. this may be the first day of
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winter. look at this, across the entire country no arctic air even bismark, north dakota. 33 pretty warm in december for bismark i'm tracking a couple of chances of rain on the way and we'll talk about that in the full accuweather forecast. kind of a nice forecast if you have last minute shopping or traveling. pretty quiet weather. >> hopefully the warm temperatures are here to stye. thanks cecily. >> just keep going. >> go to for the very latest. sorry. >> a big investment was made today as the best asset. $30 million was awarded to the center for family services. it's camden largest nonprofit and daniel nor cross was on hand. he called it a game changer and
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it was made possible by a federal grand. >> community around drexel university chosen to -- dr. william hite and other local leaders were in west philadelphia to celebrate. close to $6 million from the department of education is used to include educational opportunities for children. all part of the promise neighborhood program. delta airlineds it fight can back after a youtube star was removed from a flight today. he says it was because he was speaking arabic on the plane and the passengers became uncomfortable but delta says his past could point to a different explanation, see the video tonight at 5:00. and in health check we'll explain the science behind holiday heart syndrome and now to tweak your diet to protect yourself from it. kindergarten students and
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cold wind got special visitors in class today. santa and mrs. claus along with state senator, anthony williams handed out toys for the students as part of a day of giving and the students asked santa questions about the north pole and what is it like to travel around the world? >> ahead on "action news" at 4:30, mexico's deadly fireworks explosion, family members are gathering to look for their loved ones or claim their bodies. >> and a college student got stopped for speeding but learned more than the importance of obeying the law. we'll explain in big talker. and cecily tynan is back with the full forecast from accuweather. when "action news" continues in a moment.
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a 12-month-old girl is among the people confirmed dead after
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a powerful explosion ripped through a fireworks market in mexico city yesterday. some 50 people are still hospitalized. prosecutors say that the death toll could rise as well with at least a dozen people still missing, the third explosion to ravage the market since 2005 this happened just before christmas and the new year and they are vowing to contained out who is responsible. and robert durst is due in court for a hearing on documents seized in the murder case against him. is he accused of killing susan berman. and was arrested on murder charges in 1015 a day before the final episode of the hbo documentary focused on the 1982 disappearance of his first wife. and getting pulled of by police can be stressful.
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imagine you are a college student rushing to give an important class presentation when you see flashing lights in the rear view. luckily this wisconsin student, who was speeding didn't get a ticket but did get a lesson. >> there is only a little bit of a tail there so -- >> the dash-cam video shows him teaching him how to tie the perfect tie not -- knot. despite the art of the tie lesson he gave him a written warning and trevor got a 92 on the presentation and we have to imagine that the tie had something to do with it. >> speaking of police in charleston offices have new helpers they are called the g unit. g for grandma. the new division has 11 grannies on patrol not to make arrests but to spread love and lots of hugs and who better to carry out
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the mission right? >> sometimes i'm not feeling good or i'm feeling low and someone will give me a hug and i feel better and then i share my hug with someone else. >> love the hugs, now all of these 11 grannies on the squad know the importance of spreading positivity and hope because they suffered abuse sometime in their life and are officially sworn in and have the t shifrts to prove it. they are ready to hand out the hugs on patrol. and finally a beautiful stop and think and stop and give thanks kind of moment. ♪ ♪
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>> i can let this whole thing play. the now viral singer giving this impro impr impr impromtu stop. the slater was squeaking while mom was singing. all i hear is one amazing voice. a sound and spirit we can all use right now on social media and they apparently agree. >> gave me chills almost. >> sounds like church on a sunday. >> lets get another check of the roaded tonight. matt pellman in the traffic center an update not worth singing about. i'll say she certainly hits all the right notes, thinking this news may hit all the right notes with 95 drivers, because
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tonight, tonight the long-term construction along 95 at cotman avenue is coming to an end in the main lanes of 95. this is a holy night for 95 drivers, they are scheduled to open this fourth lane in both directions along 95 in the work zone this evening, we'll be keeping tabs and problems now a southbound accident by columbus boulevard and all southbound traffic is stopped for a mind and the crash is pushed off to the side and coming down from allegheny from this point at columbus boulevard at penn's landing it's jammed solid on 95 southbound. the off ramps to columbus boulevard remain blocks because of this, a water main break from yesterday. repairs on the water main break, all the lanes blocked once again this afternoon. the roosevelt boulevard
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extension and slow speeds and route 1 baltimore pike has the overturned vehicle crash and the cynwyd line not running this afternoon and take the paoli train to overbrook and hop on a shuttle bus. we'll see you then thank you. >> if you have listened or visited disney world it's a song that probably got stuck in your head but for port washington it became part of an assignment celebrating diversity. ♪ it's a small world after all >> third great students with asked to research the country and cultural background. during the small world party the students sang songs and shared what they learned with the rest of the school and wore colorful displays and food representing all the different countries.
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>> ho, ho, ho xmas is just 3 days away! our gift to you is four cheeseballs you are gonna wanna roll with. and rach's christmas eve supper. >> really easy. next rachael! ♪
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cape may and trenton 41 and wing ton 44.
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satellite 6 along with action radar showing you sunshine this morning and clouds thickening through the day and these clouds in advance of a cold front passing through during it's day tomorrow. today with a cloud cover clouds are like a blanket insulating the earth so any warmth will not be escaping into the atmosphere quickly. this means it's not as cold. 26 in the suburbs and 30 for center city and tomorrow the cold front moves through we wake up with clouds, sunshine by the afternoon, the high is 50 but with that front the winds will really be kicking up later in the day. wind gusts 30 miles per hour. bundle up if you head to the link, thursday night football windchills in the 20s. the high moves over us bringing us a nice finish to the work week. that high pressure is not sticking around for the weekend and another front moving through christmas eve and that could bring us a touch of rain and the best chance of that is early in
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the day and maybe even a few miles per hours in the poconos. so the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast tomorrow kind of the on sis of today. today we had sunshine early and then clouds, tomorrow we have the clouds early and then sunshine and gets breezy and 50 for the high and friday load of sunshine and temperatures drop down to 46, saturday for hanukkah and christmas leave a chance of morning rain and future tracker showing rain in the morning and could even get a few miles per hours in the poconos. if you want to see a white christmas that is the best place to go around here. here is a green christmas for w a high of 48 degrees and mostly sunny for kwanzaa on monday and tuesday we peak at 55 degrees it will be mild with the possible of a few showers in the morning again rain showers not snow showers and behind that system the sunshine is back on wednesday. it cools off a tad with a high
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of 42 degrees. a lot of people will be traveling this week. some people would like a white christmas. not happening here at least we have quiet conditions. >> what is christmas without reindeer? >> yes honey you are right. >> we'll be right back.
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time for what's the deal, if you want to give a child a holiday gift that keeps on giving. here is an idea stocks, now it's as easy as buying a gift card. and stock gifts can give long life benefits. ten years ago he bought him
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stock for christmas. i told him it was x number of dollars and it would grow every year. >> but what if they could own one of their favorite things in the world. >> not only is it relatable. it's an easy to digest economics lesson, by following a company young people learn about savings and investment. >> now you can buy stock or fractions of a stock without going to a stock broker. they off ever gift cards at office depot and toys "r" us. and they are face value of the gift you want to give, from $1 to $1,000 and you can buy stock directly from disney and harley davidson. >> children can own stock but until they are 18 an adult has to manage for them. >> and they can log in and see
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how their holdings are doing and jacob has learned a lot. >> you can use the money in the stock market in make more money. >> it made 18% to 19% a year so i'll take that. >> of course you can also give old fashion paper stocks as gifts but you will need a broke toward sell the share and that results in additional fees and any gift that comes with a lesson is a pretty good one. >> learn something too. all right aleash. that will do is for "action news" at 4:00. for rick williams, adam joseph, i'm sharrie williams. join me tonight and every night for a full hour of "action news" at 10:00 on phl 17. coming up next on "action news" at 5:00, a search for a missing is marine vet intensetives three weeks after he was last seen. and tonight walter perez talks
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to his loved ones as they employee for help. and the controversial bathroom law in north carolina could be thrown out in the matter of hours. next at 5:00.
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"action news" delaware valley's leading news program. with jaime apody, meteorologist,
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cecily tynan, rick williams and monica malpass. new jersey state police have join the the search for a marine veteran that disappeared nearly three weeks ago. tonight both officials and his family are trying to figure out if foul play was involved. it's wednesday night and monica is off and sharrie williams is joining us and the big story on "action news" is the disappearance into lance james. >> james who suffers from ptsd was last seen at a bar on december 2nd. walter spoke to his loved ones today. >> reporter: hey guys, you know those loved ones are reaching out to anyone that may have information about lance a young man who seemingly disappeared off the face of the earth. >> it was nearly three weeks ago when lance james was last seen, the 29-year-old got into a fight in clementon and got kicks out
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and started walking home. local surveillance cameras captured him approaching his apartment a few blocks away and then it's as if he simply disappeared. and britney james says there say part of her that doesn't want to know and a part that thooz know. >> i'm scared to get the news or phone call. he was a good person in so many ways. >> lance was a u.s. marine that served two tours of duty in the middle east and family says he came home suffering from symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder. >> even though they are separating she has nothing but nice things to say. >> i know lance and he would give you the last shirt off his back and never even ask for it back. >> local and county rescue teams are scouring every corner of


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