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going vice president in tears. violence rocks philadelphia as police respond to eight shootings. that's next. ♪ ♪ equipped with apple carplay compatibility. ♪ get this low mileage lease on this cadillac xt5 from around $439 per month, or purchase with 1.9% apr financing. ♪ ♪ ♪ >> "action news," delaware valley's leading news program, with ji jim gardner. ♪ ♪ >> it was supposed to be a cozy east room ceremony so president obama could publicly thank joe biden for his help. >> best vice president america's ever had, mr. joe biden.
>> it was that but so much more. >> it's thursday night and the big story on "action news" tonight is a swell of emotion for and by delaware's favorite son vice president biden. this is because of a huge surprise. president obama awarded biden america's highest civilian honor, the presidential medal of freedom with distinction. monica is here with quite a moment at the white house today. >> truly, jim. it was a coupe. vice president biden and his family thought they were going to share a toast with the president's family but it was a full blown ceremony to award biden the highest civilian honor. >> president obama made a few jokes calling biden to the front. moments later the president began praising the man he first ran against in 2008, then
convinced to be his running mate. obama said biden made him a better president calling him a lion and then pulled a stunner. >> i'm pleased to award our nation's highest honor, the presidential medal of freedom. >> bride biden winced in shock t accepted the medal with distinction. he's only the fourth person in america to get it. obama bestowed it on biden for his faith in americans, and service. >> all of this makes him the finest vice president we have ever seen. i think he's a lion of american history. >> biden said he gets credit he didn't deserve. he always had someone to live on praising his children and wife jill. >> everyone knows i love her
more than she loves me -- with good reason. >> biden then turned the affection back on president obama. >> i can say i was part of a journey of a remarkable man who did remarkable things for this country. >> obama and biden, an eight year partnership that will carry forward after this presidency. >> mr. president, you know as long as there is breath in me, i'll be there for you, my whole family will be and i know it's reciprocal. >> biden was the senator from delaware for 36 years and the 47th vice president. he will now work on policy at the university of delaware and university of pennsylvania. he worked on economy, violence against women, and so much more, a list of accomplishments to be proud of. >> we have known biden for a long time.
can we put politics aside and say we know what this must have meant as an emotional guy, quite an honor. >> word today that an investigation will look into the actions of fbi director james come and the way he handled the hilary clinton e-mail probe. the inspector general will investigate whether come followed established rules looking into the clinton e-mail situation. many clinton supporters believe that come's letter to congress informing them of a new investigation uncovering nothing cost clinton the election. come is figure in another story tonight. president elect said he had never been briefed by intelligence figures that russia has compromising information about him.
a report tonight says come briefed trump pulling him aside at trump tower after the formal briefing about russian hacking was over last friday. trump accused intelligence agencies of leaking information. director of information james clapper called trump to say he doesn't think the leaks are coming from the intelligence community. >> on capitol hill trump appointees broke from the president elect on russian intelligence today. defense secretary said in no uncertain terms that russia is a threat wants to break up nato and we have to confront russia. ben carson told lawmakers that his experience and credentials allow him to understand the needs of the country's most
vulnerable. he's up for secretary of housing and development. there is word that rudy giuliani will advise trump on cyber security. he is ceo of a cyber security firm. >> now to a developing story tonight, within the last couple of hours, philadelphia has witnessed an explosion of violence, eight people shot, two dead. "action news" reporter dann cuellar is live at the scene of one of the killings, frankfurt street where a man was murdered in front of his wife. dan? >> that's right, crime scene investigators are investigating the hor itchi horrific killing e streets of frankfurt. police responded to 911 calls of shots fired.
they arrived finding a man lying on the sidewalk. he was pronounced dead by paramedics. by witness accounts, the man was simply talking to his wife when he was shot. >> the shooter exited the bar, walked up to the victim and his wife and fired seven shots killing the victim. >> the violence across the city on this warm january night began around 7:00 in the 5,000 block of germantown. two men were shot by two other men that fled the scene. 14 shell casings were on the street. on west oak lane a 19-year-old man was shot ten times and died later at einstein. in west philadelphia, two men were wounded by gunfire. at 9:3 9:30 in park side, two or
men were shot. a 73-year-old man shot in the bicep and a 23-year-old man shot in the hip. both were rush today penn presbyterian. >> i have had several shootings tonight. two resulted in death. it's a bad night for the city. bad night for police all around. >> of course we have eight people shot, two dead. gun violence has not taken a holiday. dann cuellar, "action news." >> thank you, dan. a township man has been accused of sexual assaulting a victim for years. 29-year-old bryan monica assaulted her from age nine to 13. this saturday he pulled up to the victim's home with a gun and
threatened to kill himself. he had a stand offwith police before he vinedderred. >surrendered.>> we have an upday left in a car i. police have cited the parents for leaving the child in an unattended vehicle. police quickly tracked the stolen vehicle saturday and arrested the alleged car thief 22-year-old dylan v valenti. the child was not harmed. >> two suspects have been arrested for shooting a store owner for $20. the 22-year-old was the trigger man.
muhuri has been a fixture on market street for years. >> a synagogue has been the target of vandals. we have been reporting that for the last day or two. tonight, members are taking steps to protect the congregation. here is "action news" reporter christie ileto. >> they brought out a concerned congregation and resident. this type of activity is not welcome in our community. >> the most recent incident happened over the weekend. one, two, three -- >> malcolm addler showed "action news" the damage done to the stained glass windows while crews outside replaced eight panes. it's the second time they have been hit since december. >> the first time was one rock, one window. the second was eight windows within seconds. by the time people got up to look out the window, they were
gone. >> police say both incidents are connected but not a hate crime. we have no evidence of that. we have no direct threat. nothing to make it the level of a hate crime. >> town watch has volunteered to walk the block of the temple. >> i'm concerned that there are those out there that would do this to a religious institution, but i'm gratified that there are many good people against that. >> the synagogue has lighting around the building and installed security cameras. a $10,000 reward is being offered. christie ileto, channel6 "action news." >> prosecutors say west philadelphia drug dealers are getting deliveries in the mail through postal carriers. today a mailman and mail woman was inindicted that work at the
post office and seven alleged drug dealers. one faces life in prison if convicted. >> the chester county police officers took the owes that kenneth middle school in landonburg. the departments joined forces on january 1st. the regional department will better serve both communities police say. we were introduced to the new school superintendent in allentown. tonight they introduced thomas parker during a special board meeting. he will take over july 1st. the board hired parker to a five year contract with a starting salary of $105,000. he's served aspirins pa as prind superintendent. >> new jersey officials are flying high after the air force
picked maguire as home to the next generation of tankers. the base gets 24kc26 pegasus planes to refuel other aircraft in the sky. the new fleet replace 32 of the aging kc10s. they are expected to arrive by 2020. today's decision means job security for the second largest employer is intact. the base contributes $7 billion to the regional economy. governor chris christie called it a monumental decision. delaware lost out on the lucrative contract. dover air force base was one of only five sites in the country on the short list for the kc46. >> still to come, president obama announces a major shift on our policy on cuban immigrants.
fire tragedy tears at the heart of baltimore. children at the heart of a deadly blaze. six lost their lives. >> another automaker accused in an emission cheating scandal. >> melissa? >> winter is making a cold come back with cold air and snow. i'll tell you what to expect in the seven-day forecast. >> the flyers take on the canucks. it goes to a shootout. ducis rogers has the highlights when "action news" continues. ♪ ♪ ♪ brf
>> this was just a terrible day in the city of baltimore. a massive fire claimed the lives of six children. firefighters were called to the home just after midnight. the mother of the family was able to escape with her eight-year-old daughter who managed to save two of her brothers. six others, nine months to 11 years were trapped inside. the first floor of the home collapsed forcing firefighters
to fight the flames from outside. >> they said chief, we did all we could. they know the kids were in the home. >> any loss is painful, but the losses of children pains you more deeply. >> work now begins to determine the cause of the fire. the mother and two boys are in critical condition. the eight-year-old may be released soon. their father was at work when the fire started. >> president obama ended the wet foot policy for cubans. the policy allowed any cuban who could make it to american soil to become a resident. now those that enter america illegally will be subject to removal. the cuban government praised the change. >> a second automaker is accused of cheating on emissions test.
this time the allegations are against fiat chrysler. they installed the software on pickup trucks 2014-2016. fiat says the system met regulation and the epa is blowing this out of proportion. >> amazon plans to hire 2500 employees in new jersey. this hiring spree by the online retail giant stands in sharp contrast to recent closures and layoffs to brick and mortar chains like maceys, sears and the limited. >> a camden county veteran got the surprise of his life today, a new home mortgage freet.
free. they took the keys to the 1300 square foot home in sick larville thanks to a joint effort by morgan chase and operation home front. >> it's a place to settle and start building as opposed to shifting place to place. >> we have been in four places the last year and a half. >> it will be nice to sit down and not worry about moving. >> good news there. the sergeant suffers from ptsd. they have been living in a one room rental before today. now they have a brand new home. >> well deserved. >> absolutely. >> warm day today. how long does this last? >> one day. it's over. it's cooling off. next week is looking mild. nothing like today. storm tracker 6 live double scan shows the return to winter is
returning to lehigh valley, a broken line of rain redding through allentown, easton. it's all working to the east, oil town getting a bit of the action. not a lot of rain with the system. this is what will pull down the cooler air. ahead of it, it still feels like spring. wilmington and millville, cape may, 61-degrees. normal high this time of year 40. allentown 56, philadelphia 55. redding 57-degrees. satellite 6 with action radar showing the showers dying out pushing east. this system has teeth. it opens the door to arctic high pressure to move in. the high tomorrow, 1:00 in the morning, an upside down type of day, around 60-degrees. by the afternoon, 40s with sunshine, wind gusts up to
30 miles per hour. much of the day, windchill in the upper 30s, so find the jacket again. didn't need it today. then snow saturday. high pressure, arctic eye delivering cold air. the front moving through tonight stalls to the south. we have a ripple of energy, weak low pressure developing. therwe'll likely see some snow. around lunchtime, snow showers, "the peak" around 3:30 in the afternoon. we could get snow in the poconos. not much. it's out of here by dinner time. we look at a nuisance event, a coating to an inch of snow around delaware valley. saturday night, roads could be icy, so be careful. the exclusive accuweather
forecast, sunshine is back. brisk and colder. saturday, light snow and sleet. south of philadelphia, plinty of sunshine in philadelphia, nice day. clouds for monday's holiday, 41-degrees, should be dry. then a wet weather pattern by tuesday, clouds and drizzle 50. mild on wednesday, periods of rain and thursday damp and dreary with a high of 54-degrees. sunday, probably the nicest day of the forecast, a bit of snow saturday. >> thank you, cecily. that girl has gone to that woman. that's the new fashion line by malo thomas. folks got a sneak peek tonight. the designs target women over 40 that want fashion that's flirty, fun and womanly. >> the law enforcement and
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drexel brook catering ballroom. jaun gentlema was there to dedim to the community. shootout drama at wells fargo. >> nine losseses, 11 games. many reasons the flyers have struggled. a list of offense is at the top. that's a-okay against vancouver. five goals scored, three by vancouver. brandon suiter beats steve mason. 4-3 canucks. braeden falling down on the powerplay. it's now 4-all. goes to a shootout. claude giroux, turns 29 today. nothing like score on your birthday. michael stones erickson, flyers win 5-4. >> the only thing slowing down
the sixers is a night off. tomorrow, back in action at home against charlotte. they are so loose these days, they pretend to be reporters. sixers won four of the last five games. coach brown says they are beginning to find their identity. >> there is a dna emerging, endearing and appealing to me from a toughness assistant point, defensive assistant point and competitive standpoint. >> i think the pieces are in place for a younger core. everyone gets along so well. as the season goes along, the team continues to miss you more. i see more success coming. >> we'll see. drexel loses at northeastern. delaware and drexel face each other saturday looking for their first conference win.
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the team has plans to move to los angeles beginning next season. the team ends a 56 year run in dispo. >> finally, a magical number in hawaii. eagles get a 59. 59 is one "off the record" set by jim furric. he actually bogeyed the second hole. >> all right. thank you, ducis. jimmy kim el live followed by "nightline." music from susa. "action news" continues at 4:30 with ma'am la edwards, david murphey and karen rodgers with traffic. for cecily tynan, ducis rogers, and the entire "action news" team, i'm jim gardner. goodnight. ♪ ♪ ♪
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