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warning coming into our area ton. the entire area will see rain, snow or a mixture of the two. road crews are making sure that they are ready for whatever falls from the sky. >> the store in newcastle delaware was buzzing with people stocking up on supplies, it was about getting bags and bags of road salt and shovels before they ran out. "action news" was along route 29 in ewing as a truck spread brine on the roadways and dozens of trucks are ready to roll out of the maintenance yarded when the roaded get slushy. the storm is hitting a day before thanksgiving, "action news" reporter, sara bloomquist is live with more from people
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doing shopping. >> reporter: hi there monica and rick, this cherry hill wegmans is always busy but especially tonight as people get ready for the holiday ahead and get it all done before the snow starts falling. >> turkey day is coming but first winter weather arrives so here at wegmans and supermarkets around the region, business is brisk. check off the items before any rain or snow starts to fall. >> that is part of the reason i asked to put together the list so if it gets bad i don't have to fight the traffic tomorrow. june had the same mission, get out and get it done before it gets dicey indoors and remembered the snow melt for that. >> that is why i came today. >> get it all done. >> yes. >> you have your winter melt? >> yes, it's all ready. >> milk and bread and items for the thanksgiving feast and snow supplies. >> the shovels and the fire logs
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and the ice melt, they are picking it up in one shot. >> many are focused on getting ready for the holiday and hoping the weather does not get in the way. >> i'll wait and see how it turned out. >> i'm picking up my daughter from day care tomorrow so whatever i have to be out. >> now, we also heard from a fair number of people who told us they are shopping tonight just in case they forget something, they still have tomorrow, but they would rather not step out at all once rain and snow starts to fall. i'm sara bloomquist, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. and the "action news" morning teem will be on early tomorrow with the latest on the approaching storm. join matt, tam, david and car and at 4:00 a.m. on channel 6.
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an attorney surrendered to police after prosecutors said he had sex repeatedly with a 14-year-old girl caught up in a sex trafficking ring. meehan is accused of having sex with the girl in his office in 2012, during one of the alleged encounters, seth williams says that meehan told the 14-year-old he also had sex with a 12-year-old girl. >> i believe there are a special place in hell for men like brian meehan who rape 12 and 14-year-old girls. >> he practiced law by day and bought an underaged girl by night. >> now under indictment for sex trafficking in german town introduced the girl to meehan knowing of his sexual prok livities.
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>> and this is christian morgan, they say he is the machete wielding robber that robbed several stores in center city. you can see the masks bandit pull the machete from his pants. he ran off without getting any money and was arrested by police a short time later. customers in new jersey are suing the food chain, tgif friday's saying they did not put drink prices on the menu so they could charge more money, they charged different prices for the same drinks depending if they were ordered from the bar area or dining area. the texas based chain says the allegations are quote, without merit. we are just two day address
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way from thanksgiving. time is running out to get everything done. new jersey correspondent, nora muchanic is live in trenton with more. >> hi there monica, the clock is ticking and so much to do and so little time to do t everybody is getting ready and all of them are racing against the clock. >> they were talking turkey this morning in trenton where volunteers from a number of businesses and organizations delivered 200 turkeys for distribution along with the makings of a holiday meal. the amount of money incoming they can't cover the costs for dinner. >> i employ a lot of people that come from the area and it was important for us to be a part of something local. >> it makes life a lot easier, especially when your income is a
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little -- you know not as much. >> everything you give we are wonderful and thankful for it. >> at the turkey farm in hamilton, the rush is on to pick up the fresh turkeys this he are famous for. and there is even a police car directing traffic. >> today is our busiest day and once today is over, we'll be happy. >> one thing we wanted was a fresh turkey, they are the moistest turkeys we ever had. >> when i say turkeys are flying out of here, look at that toss in slow motion. >> this is the best place on earth for turkeys. >> i am ordered by my wife to come get it. the ovens are on overload and these small rolls are ranking out but they are making all kinds of treats.
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>> we are making hundreds of rolls and pies, getting people to come in on thanksgiving and the day before. >> thanksgiving is the third busiest day of the year, number one is christmas eve and number two is christmas. you still have time, the clock is counting and there are a few hours to get things done. i'm nora muchanic, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you, the 35th police district in logan is dishing out a holiday meal. anybody that is homeless or struggling to stay afloat. they offered a meal that warmed their hearts. time to get a check of the traffic situation out there. not that warm out there but it was earlier today. now it's just busy. >> this ride home is for the birds that is for sure. as we try to get home on this tuesday, it's a challenge. here on the blue route 476, southbound 18 miles of this sort of traffic past mid county and
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95, by villanova, a crash cleared out and then you are parked again from the schuylkill expressway near the mid county toll plaza where you have the mid county car fire. the schuylkill is jammed up with speeds like 8 miles per hour near the conshohocken curve and the blue route delay. i would use ridge pike and route 23, and conshohocken state road and lancaster avenue. overall it will take you a long time to get home. cecil b. moore is blocked off stick with the numbered streets instead and by 295, a crash, with speeds there in the 20s. good luck getting home. >> thank you. >> we'll be sitting here in the same clothes. >> still ahead, a woman that faced hunger is using her new found success help others.
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here is the winter storm off the coast of the panhandle of florida, it will work its way up the coast tomorrow. we'll have the details in accuweather. >> and jaime apody has more with the eagles and the cowboys, the latest in sports within we come back. there was no question she was the one.
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now a developing story in south philadelphia where people have take and to protest over the ferguson decision. chopper 6 hd was over the people at one point it was several hundred people. people are still marching in the dark and and they started at city hall and then marched to broad and cecil b. moore and temple university and now they are headed to 20th and master and ridge, a number are out in protest with what was taking
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place in ferguson, missouri, so far it's peaceful gathering so far. we are keeping an eye on the gathering and we'll have more in the next half hour on our next half hour of "action news" at 6:00. and now more with the eagles prepping for the cowboys. jaime apody is here with that story and more. >> turkey and then the game. depends on how you want to do it. >> happy birthday chip kelly, i didn't see cake or candles at the complex today they are all business. the key is topping their quarterback, tony romo has a tendency to be slippery, and eagles have the second highest sack total in the nfl, they want to get after him, but how does it feel to get a hand on romo. >> i can't describe it. it's ooh man.
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there is something great about it. i mean, it's just feels like a weight is lifted off your shoulders, that you were able to get america's team quarterback. >> why does it feel better when it's romo? >> because he is part of the dallas organization. ha, ha, ha. >> what is no laughing matter is that the d has demarco murray to worry about, he has rushed for over 100 yards in 10 of the cowboy's games. so it's the reigning rushing holder against the heir apparent. >> if he continues on this pace he'll have it. he is the top back and especially this year, you obviously go out there to compete, you compete as a team, and when you compete as
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individuals, going against the guy across from you. everybody does that. i'm sure mack is eyeing up dez. i think all players do it. >> who has the edge when it comes to coaching, it has to be kelly, all three nfc east teams have tried to offer a job to kelly's defensive coordinator, to figure out how to stop him. since kelly took over birds rank first in big plays of 20 yards or more. so coach knows it will be a tough task. >> they are good and a big part of why they are good, is the tempo they play with and they have a lot of really good players, the running backs are fantastic and receivers and tight ends, and a scheme they believe in, and a big part of that is playing fast. >> we'll have a special turkey day edition of game day at 11:35
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meteorologist, melissa magee is here now with a closer look
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at that wintry forecast. we'll start to see some evidence of it tomorrow morning when we wake up. >> the evidence will be in the form of rain be as the storm gets going and intensifies, it turns to snow. we'll talk about that. stormtracker 6 live double scan radar showing you it is dry and no issues with precipitation right now, but overnight we'll watch the progression of this storm system. it continues to work its way up the eastern seaboard and then we'll find a transition to snow for some locations. a winter storm warning for the i-95 corridor. from the poconos to lancaster, as you move across the i-95 corridor trenton to philadelphia, are you under a winter weather advisory, outside this evening, it's 52 in philadelphia, 43 in the poconos and 52 in sea isle city and the upper 40s in millville.
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during the height of this storm system these temperatures should knock back to the 30s and 40s. satellite 6 along with action radar showing it's cloudy in mfrp of the delaware and lehigh valley, this is where we have the beginning the storm system we are tracking off the coast of florida here, it will tap into moisture from the gulf of mexico and moisture is also coming in from the atlanticic and this moves in our direction as early as tomorrow. it's a holiday nor'easter but it is bad timing, the day before thanksgiving and people are traveling by air or by road and not the best timing with this storm system. give yourself extra time and delay the time first degree you can. gusts as high as 30 miles per hour. we'll time it out for you future tracker 6 shows you tomorrow morning the storm system starts in the form of rain and as it
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makes its way to the north and east, it generates cold air on the backside and the snowfall beginning from the poconos to lancaster and the mixed line close to philadelphia. any time from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 tomorrow afternoon i expect a changeover from rain to snow along the i-95 corridor but it stays snow from poconos westward into lancaster, into 5:00 tomorrow evening, the mix line into interior sections of south jersey. it moves on out to the north and east tomorrow morning. there is nothing to lock this storm up across our region, it moves in and out quickly. mainly rain through lakehurst and south jersey, 1 to 3 inches of snowfall across the i-95 corridor and northern sections of bucks county 4 to 6 inches of snow and the same thing from
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lancaster into kutztown but in poconos you can find 6 inches of snowfall. we have the parade the day after on thanksgiving, 30s and windchills in the 20s and 38 is the number by noon time and the winds sustained 8 to 16 miles per hour so we are below that concern with the wind criteria as far as threeing the balloons. the accuweather forecast showing you rain to wet snow and a high temperature of 48 degrees and chilly and a high temperature of 40 but we are dry on thanksgiving, on friday brisk and cold and 39, lower 40s on saturday and the 50s as we get into sunday, we are tracking the storm and you can tweet me and ask me questions on twitter. we'll be updates it and monitoring it.ns on twitter. >> thank you melissa. tonight the three remaining couples will duke it out on the dance floor, it's the dancing"d
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with the stars" finale. they will have to perform a new dance they learned in 24 hours, they make it look easy and the best performance wins it all and this race is the close most in "dancing with the stars" history, watch is go down on the ballroom floor. the fun starts at 8:00.
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right now jim gardner and the "action news" team is standing by with these stories. >> the grand jury decision in the michael brown decision is prompting peaceful protests nationwide including here in pennsylvania. >> and there is potential snowfall in the delaware and lehigh valleys. we'll have that story next at 6:00. now for the entire "action news" team i'm rick williams have a nice evening.
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"action news" delaware valley's leading news program. with ducis rogers, meteorologist cecily tynan, and jim gardner. tuesday night and a winter storm warning is posted for parts of the region and the potential snowfall is prompting travellers to change their plan its. we'll have the full weather story in a moment. but the big story on "action news" tonight is the shock waves spreading from ferguson, missouri to the rest of the country. including philadelphia. ferguson itself exploded into violence after word that a grand jury would not indict a white police officer for the shooting of an unarmed black teenager. police made 61 arrests and
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peaceful protests happened across the nation including atlanta and chapel hill, south carolina, including the message even in 2014, the criminal justice system denies justice to african-americans. this was the scene from north broad street, live from center city is david henry. >> they stopped here at broad and cecil b. moore, and now there is just a small gaggle of protesters left on broad street, the bulk of them have moved on, we can show you they are marching down ridge avenue towards broad street and these people are out here protesting and marching because they feel they have to challenge what they consider a miscarriage of justice. >> it represents a slap in the face. i feel l


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