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paris. police cornered the three brothers they say carried at wednesday's massacre at charlie hebdo. the interior minister said they exchanged gunfire with officers then hold up inside not knowing one of the employees was still there hiding. the brothers then reportedly called a french tv station saying they were commissioned by al-qaeda in yemen and were defending the prophet mohammed. meanwhile inside a kosher supermarket east of paris police say another accused terrorist killed four hostages. he reportedly called the same television station claiming he synchronized attack and he was a member of isis. investigator say he also murdered a police officer in a shootout yesterday and was killed in today's siege. his accomplice is still on the run. today through a translator french president francis
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holland says the company remains on high alert. >> the interpreter: it is not over yet with the threat. >> reporter: and there is a big rally scheduled in paris for sunday the same day eric holder will meet with world leaders to discuss combating terrorism and the threat of home grown jihadists. marci gonzalez abc news new york. >> what exactly do we know about the brothers. u.s. authorities are releasing more information this afternoon about the men who earned the title most wanted in france. again, they are dead after a two day manhunt suspected of killing people at that par his newspaper. they say said the yoder brother traveled to yem nen 2011 and trained with al-qaeda. take a look at home videos. you see the younger brother sharif looks like your average teen. he tried and failed to make it as rapper but was known to police as a petty criminal. in 2005 he was arrested on terrorism charges. after trying to join al-qaeda in iraq to fight u.s. troops
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and spent several years in prison. >> these are or upons looking for a familiar and want to belong to something and feel like they need revenge. >> the brothers were also well known to french authorities and they were on the u.s. no-fly list. now that they are dead authorities have started to backtrack to find out who they have been communicating with and whether they were directed by al-qaeda in yemen or whether they were inspired by the terror group. coverage of the terror in france continuesline. we'll have the latest updates as they come into the news room. it is a very fluid situation. you can see pictures of the scene and police take down of the terrorists and the raw video of the hostages running for safety. it's all there right now on shirleen. >> all right alicia. back at home we broke the freezing mark today and the fact that that's a big deal tells you just how cold it has been this week. the action cam was in elsmere delaware early this morning where some light snow was
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coming down but overall this has been a warmer day than what we've gotten used to. unfortunately the cold is making a comeback. with that let's get a check of the accuweather forecast. >> all right, let's head outside to meteorologist melissa magee who is in for adam joe's seven. happy friday at least melissa. >> happy friday to you rick and shirleen. as you mentioned you know it's been tough when we say today when temperatures only are in the 30's it feels like we have a bit of a mild streak on the way. it's been brutal across much of the delaware and lehigh valleys. you could say it's been a brutally cold week with bitter air overhead. the last time we had temperatures above the freezing mark was on monday when we had a high temperature of 50 degrees. tuesday, wednesday and thursday temperatures were only in the teens and 20's and today temperatures did moderate. we climbed up to 36 degrees so far in philadelphia on this friday. outside this afternoon 30's across most locations the exception the poconos coming in at 19 degrees. 31 though, in trenton, 35 in philadelphia. north and west for allentown and reading those temperatures
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are holding at 30. the upper 20's in lancaster. the winds however are blustery. we have sustained winds anywhere from 9 miles per hour to as high as 23 miles per hour. they're coming in out of the west so a bit of a wind chill to factor in. it feels like 26 in the city, 11 in the poconos and 30 degrees the current wind chill number in dover. if you're stepping out on the town later on on this friday we've got your evening planner covered for you. 7:00 p.m., 29. we'll be in the upper 20's as we get into eight, nine and 10:00 p.m., that temperature around 25. so here's what's ahead. we've got a brief respite from the cold air. that arctic attack overhedda. but it will turn frigid as we get into the start our weekend and we're tracking the threat of a wintry mix as early as monday. i'll have the details and the timing coming up with the full and exclusive accuweather forecast. we'll send it back inside to you. >> thank you melissa. show us how cold it is out there with the upgraded storm tracker 6 app. use the share or weather postcard feature and use a photo of yourself for the icy conditions you see.
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the postcard even includes a temperature showing just how chilly it is in your neighborhood. use the hashtag 6abc cold and your postcard could appear on "action news." download or update your storm tracker 6 app to get started. >> well, she is a south jersey mother of two but no one has seen her since late last month. and as police step up efforts top find her they say her husband has disappeared as well. "action news" reporter david henry is live in mount laurel with more on the investigation. david. >> reporter: yeah, rick, 26-year-old erica crippen crosby lived here with her husband kyle crosby and her two daughters. she has not been seen since just before new year's eve and now he is apparently gone, too. her family is frantic. >> we just trying getter today back home, back to what we know like this is too much, too much. >> reporter: erica was last seen with kyle crosby at this pub in cherry hill the night of december 30th. she posted a profile update on her facebook page later that
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night and that's her last post. previously she posted just about every day, several times a day. her husband kyle, last posted on january 2nd saying he needed a babysitter. this wednesday he failed to show up at school to pick up erica's seven-year-old daughter. that's when the family reported her missing. they say she would never leave her kids behind if she up and left. >> she would never do that to her own children. she would never. >> reporter: erica and kyle got married last summer. her friends and family say they later found out he had just recently gotten out of jail. court records show crosby has a lengthy rap sheet for drug offenses and aggravated assault. law enforcement sources say they are also actively looking for crosby. he may be in erica's car a cranbury red ford taurus with primer paint on the front passenger door and fender. the family says the car had been parked outside her home wednesday night when the police showed up to investigate. >> the car was right out
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front. i told the officer, i said, i have a bad feeling. every time i go by this car i have a bad feeling that she is in that trunk and y'all check it. we waiting on a search warrant. >> the car is now gone. erica's family is convinced she was killed. when they went into the house wednesday night they found her coat pocketbook and car keys. >> rubber gloves inside the sink. the shower curtain is tore down. there's no sheets on the bed. the house is tore up. the girl don't live like that. >> reporter: i spoke with kyle crosby's mother by phone. she says she has not heard from him since last friday. she says she would like to talk to him and the police would like to talk to him as well. live in mount laurel, david henry, channel6 "action news." shirleen. >> all right, thank you, david. brand new at 4:00 police are investigating the report of a sexual assault in west chester. they released a surveillance picture of the suspect. they say it happened at a home on south walnut street on december 28. the man who lived there told police the suspect broke in
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and sexually assaulted him. police say the two men did not know each other. they are asking anyone with information to call them. >> one person is dead after a fiery crash involving a tractor-trailer this morning in northampton county. happened around 5:15 in the westbound lanes of i-78. police say a cargo van caught fire and hit the tractor-trailer which was already stopped because of a previous accident. that 18-wheeler also caught fire and between the wreckage and the flames, the driver of the cargo van could not get out and was killed at the scene. police have not told us the names of anyone involved. the road was closed for about five hours after the wreck. >> family and friends said their final goodbye to shane montgomery today. the funeral for the 21-year-old was kneeled manayunk this morning. montgomery was a west chester university student. he went missing on thanksgiving morning. his body was found last last weekend. police say his death was an accident. he was buried at calvary
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cemetery in west conshohocken. >> new contract for philadelphia firefighters includes a raise and changes to their healthcare. mayor michael nutter announced today the city reached an arbitration award agreement with the international association of firefighters local 22. the new contract runs through the end of june 2017. the wage increase starts at 3 percent and raises to three and a quarter this coming july. as for healthcare, the union's healthcare fund will adopt aggressive wellness and disease management programs now. >> still ahead is google expanding its search for customers? the industry is reportedly about to jump into. >> also it's a plan that would mean a free college tuition for many u.s. students. how would it work and what has to happen before it actually goes into effect.
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publically funded community colleges to be free for students. instead, the federal government would pay for 75 percent of it. states set up in would pay the rest. there would be requirements on students. they would have to keep a 2.5gpa and make progress toward a degree. the plan would likely face a tough pass through the republican controlled congress can. court in nebraska removed a. the state speak tossed out a lawsuit challenging the the pipeline's route through nebraska. president obama had called that lawsuit a major reason for his opposition to the bill. republicans say the pipeline is their top priority now that they control congress. it passed the house again today. a test vote in the senate is scheduled for next week. >> ♪♪ >> to business now. wall street ended the week on a down note. the dow dropped 170 points and change. the nasdaq lost 32. s & p down 17.
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stocks fell despite a jobs report that was actually better than expected. then recorder showed u.s. employers added 252,000 jobs in december capping off the best year for hiring in 15 years. the department labor also says the u.s. added 50,000 more jobs in october and november than it previously thought. and the unemployment rate is down to 5.6 percent. that's the lowest since 2008. but there was one piece of bad news in the jobs report and that's what apparently spooked investors. average hourly wages were down by five cents in december. google may be jumping into the car insurance industry. that's according to a report in the new york times today. google has been running a price comparison site for auto insurance in europe. but in the u.s. anyone who runs a site like that would also have to be licensed to sell. the times is reporting google has formed a partnership with compare it works like a travel site only for car insurance. but the move means google
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would need to be licensed to sell insurance. the company has not commented on its plans as of yet. >> speaking of cars it's time now for the "action news" traffic report. >> the man who has about four or five of them i think, matt pelman in the traffic center. >> i barely have one. used to have a moped. now i have a car now but not several. good afternoon shirleen and rick. we're watching 95. plenty of cars this afternoon. as we compare the roadways this one is looking pretty slowly. as you can come out of center city and head northbound you start to jam around the vine street expressway the whole way up to the work zone at cottman. southbound starting to deal with that sun glare as you can see and definitely slow as you travel through the work zones. we have a handful of accidents out there once again this afternoon, one in upper moreland along blair mill along moreland avenue. one in hatfield on 309 and a fire location to avoid in pottstown, fire police are out there helping you to do just that. it's along moser road between
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south street and queen street. afford township a wreck along route three west chester pike at naylor run road. we had a crash in gloucester county along 55, was partially blocking the off ramp from the northbound side to 553 but that cleared so cross that one off the list. no need to worry about that. let's grab the ipad do the commuter report on this friday afternoon. happy friday everyone and one of our friends using the waze app talking about a pothole in the road in philadelphia along wissahickon avenue so watch out for that. that person, danny nj is a member of our 6abc "action news" commuter team which you too can join when you download the waze app that's w-a-z-e for free. we'll check it again rick and shirleen come canning up in the next half hour. >> matt we'll see you soon. family and friends get a chance to say goodbye to espn anchor stuart scott in north carolina today. scott passed away last weekend at the age of 49 after a long battle with cancer. there's a viewing tonight in raleigh where his family still lives. the funeral scheduled for
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tomorrow services will be private. scott's family is asking people to donate to the v foundation for cancer research. >> a grammy award winning musician has inspired students at one philadelphia school to discover something about themselves and their community. "action news" anchor monica malpass is in the news room with this story. >> that's right alicia keys launched the campaign based on her hit single we are here and the west philadelphia charter school students decided to take those words to heart and turn them into action. "action news" was at universal dale charter where the community came together celebrating the work of all these students there. they created a video modeled after the we are here campaign and now they are hoping to get alicia keys' attention. we'll share their message and have much more about that coming up later on "action news at 5:00 and shirleen we'll see you guys then. rick see you in a little bit. >> thank you monica. >> melissa is back with a weekend call from accuweather. >> a member of the
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philadelphia eagles is heading to the prom. we'll talk to him about the social media movement that has him putting on his dancing shoes when we come right back. >> ♪♪
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>> another home in new jersey is now safe and energy efficient thanks to a program designed to help those in need. the state's board of public utilities comfort partners program has now upgraded 90,000 low income homes. the crumble family home here in atlantic city had carbon monoxide leaks from an old heating system and the conditions got worse after they were hit by hurricane sandy. green life energy solutions performed all kinds of improvements including new insulation, new boiler, new hot water heater and repaired gutters. now the home is back up to par. >> all right. good for them. >> yeah. >> time to talk temperatures and accuweather we actually had a bit of relief today which was nice. >> today was a little more bearable if you would say. let's get over to meteorologist melissa magee, right. >> yeah, that's right shirleen and rick. temperatures weren't as brutal today as they were the past
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several days because we climbed above the freezing mark above 32 degrees so, yes, we did have some wind chills to factor in but it wasn't as bad as it was earlier today. we'll show you what's going on on storm tracker 6 live radar we had snow showers early this morning in philadelphia and around the area we saw around .10 to .3. that has moved off shore. look off to the west and we have snow showers, lake effect snow down wind of the eastern great lakes that stays away from our region tonight. it's partly cloudy and turning colder as we get into our friday night. we'll show you the temperatures outside currently in philadelphia still above freezing and at 35 degrees, 31 in trenton. up in the poconos though, temperatures are only in the teens. 19 degrees there. sea isle city 35. lancaster 29 degrees. dover 36. but you look at the wind speeds and they are sustained anywhere from about 7 miles per hour for both beach haven and dover too, as high as 23 miles per hour in lancaster. coming in out of the westerly direction. so, even though we have a westerly wind there's a bit of
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a wind chill to factor in. so throughout most of the day even though the air temperature said we were in the 30's it felt like the teens and the 20's. 26 currently is the wind chill in philadelphia. feels like 18 for allentown 19 the current wind chill in reading. poconos only have a wind chill of 10 degrees at this hour. here's satellite6 along with action radar. we had a weak disturbance that moved through earlier today. snow showers quickly racing off to our north and east. on the backside with that westerly wind you have that lake effect snow showers and that activity down wind of the eastern great lakes. here's the setup for us as we go throughout the rest of tonight. it turns partly cloudy and these temperatures will start to drop off once again in the wake of this frontal boundary moving on through. so 9 o'clock tonight that temperature in philadelphia around 24 degrees. the teens once again showing up north and west of town. and as you wake up tomorrow morning, not much in the way of recovery here. temperatures along the 95 corridor in the teens. wind chills early tomorrow morning in the single digits if not subzero in some locations. noon on saturday you could see by the afternoon temperatures are only around 22 degrees
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along the 95 corridor, same thing for areas south and east. you have the teens north and west. so a wind chills in philadelphia by tomorrow afternoon will be in the lower teens. the call from accuweather for the rest of tonight we had a brief respite from that colder air but it comes right back as early as tonight. so partly cloudy and sharply colder the single digits north and west. eight for the overnight low in allentown, nine for the overnight low in reading. we'll drop down to 14 degrees in philadelphia and still gusty winds to contend with as high as 25 miles per hour. your four day at 4:00 showing sunny tomorrow but fairly cold once again back down below freezing and at 22 degrees. and on sunday not as harsh, a high temperature of 36. i think sunday for the majority of the day we're going to be dry but late sunday into monday we'll be tracking the system that has the potential of bringing us a wintry mix and changing over to rain and then colder once again behind that. so, it cement like we just can't break out of this pattern where it gets cold, it warms up and then we freeze again. >> okay. thank you melissa.
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january is national blood donor month and the american red cross kicked off an important program this morning that will hopefully encourage people to donate. the action cam was in spring garden as the red cross partnered with dunkin' donuts for its give a pint get a pound drive. all blood donors receive a voucher for a free pound of dunkin' donuts coffee. executives kicked off the campaign here this morning. >> and alicia is here with what she's buzzing with next. >> yes tonight helium comedy club has a very funny comedian on tap. find out why he says philadelphia crowds keep him honest. we're a tough one he says. >> they don't always laugh. >> that's right. because you got to work hard here. you got to work hard in philly. >> that's for sure. >> ♪♪
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>> time now for the buzz and we're off. hollywood's award season kicks into high gear with the golden globes on sunday and continues all the way until the biggest night on the red carpet of
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course the oscars. here on 6abc on february 22nd. hosting the golden globes this year again upper darby's own funny woman tina fey along with amy poehler. should be a great show. and hey speaking of funny, helium comedy club will be all out for this guy in town former sex in the city writer and relationship expert turned comic greg barren is here with a show about family, love life and aging. he famously wrote the book he's just not that into you and says he loves performing in philly but we're a brutally honest kind of crowd and that keeps him honest. >> you got to work hard here. you got to be good. you cannot be good here. you cannot be good in california and people let it slip. out here you better be good. >> when you earn a laugh in philadelphia it feels good. >> feels good. i love the crowds out here. they're really good. this town really comedy savvy. >> i happen to agree. he's performing tonight and tomorrow night at helium comedy club on sansom street. tickets are going fast. he's very funny. he was wearing a scarf indoors
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and he said it's obviously cold outside it's not cold in here but i'm still wearing my scarf because i forgot to iron my neck. his aging joke. [laughter] >> that was good. >> he's trying to age gracefully. he's a funny guy. >> that was a good joke. okay. >> really rick. >> not really. >> rick thinks he can do better. >> and still ahead, breaking news out of gloucester county, new jersey. what was just decided about the police officer who hit and killed a little boy on his way to a sleepover. >> also an eagles linebacker learns about the power of social media. the hard way. why he's now going to a high school prom. we'll be right back
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>> and it is 4:30. "action news" continues with breaking news from france. >> today a three day terror spree in and around paris came to a bloody and explosive end. [gunfire] >> the sound of automatic gunfire pierced the afternoon air as twin hostage situations were diffused. the first happened at a printerring company nearly 30 miles outside of paris. police cornered two brothers accused of carrying out wednesday's massacre at the satirical now charlie hebdo that left 12 dead. cherif and said kouachi were killed when officers stormed the plant. their hostage was freed unharmed. another accused terrorist was
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holed up inside a kosher supermarket east of paris. amedy coulibaly threatened to kill his hostages if the brothers weren't allowed to leave freely. investigators say he murdered four innocent people before being killed by police. they say also coulibaly and the female accomplice were responsible for yesterday's shooting death of a policewoman. she is still on the loose. the terror attacks overseas have officials here at home on high alert. "action news" reporter chad pradelli is live outside the philadelphia police academy with that story. chad. >> reporter: shirleen, the philadelphia police department's homeland security unit says it's always on high alert and while there's no heightened threat alert here in the united states, the united states police brass here at the academy say they're always concerned in light of attacks in paris of a copycat crime with disgruntled individuals. the philadelphia police
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department's homeland security unit has been watching the attacks in paris unfold with one eye there and one eye at home. >> i always say that i live in a professional state of paranoia. >> reporter: chief inspector joe sullivan oversees the unit. he says he's in regular contact with the fbi. any time an andy at tan unfolds like in france the question here is do the terrorists have connections to the united states. >> at this point we don't have any specific intelligence that would cause concern but in the business that we're in, we live in a state of high alert. >> reporter: a former scholar in residence at lasalle. he says the paris attack seems connected to al-qaeda and isn't a lone wolf attack. he expects more attacks over in europe. >> i think the west is going to have to marshall its nerve it's resolve to fight this adversary. there is no negotiating with the islamists. >> reporter: both sullivan
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and turzanski expect al-qaeda to strike again in america. when is unclear. our intelligence deals with this battle every day. >> the other side has to get it right just once. we have to get it right every single day when we're trying to stop them. >> reporter: and more on the attacks -- one of the attacks in paris was on a jewish deli. the jewish federation of philadelphia tells "action news" there needs to be a united voice condemning the attacks in paris and that there needs to be more tolerance globally. i'm live in northeast philadelphia, chad pradelli, channel6 "action news." >> all right thank you chad. world news tonight with david muir will have live team coverage from paris. that includes the latest on the violent end to the hostage situations as well as details on the terror cell the brothers were reportedly part of. that begins right after "action news" after 6:00. >> and now to breaking news out of gloucester county. the police officer who hit and killed a boy in franklin township will not be charged.
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prosecutors have determined patrolman nick loss -- nicholas locilento's actions were not criminal. he struck 10-year-old matthew mccloskey who was walking to a sleep overwith friends. locilento's lights and sirens were not on at the time but prosecutors say they were not required to be on at the time either. a carbon monoxide incident sent three people including two children to the hospital this afternoon. happened on the 800 block of east ontario street in philadelphia's kensington section. fire officials say an adult man a young girl and a young boy were overcome by fumes just before 2:00 p.m. all are expected to be okay. officials have not released details yet about the source of the fumes. police are searching for the gun plan who shot a man in the parking lot of a wal-mart in northeast philadelphia. it happened around 1:00 a.m. outside a philadelphia mills mall which was formerly franklin mills mall. police say the 26-year-old victim was shot about 75 feet
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from the front door. the store was opened for business at the time. investigators say the victim had arranged to meet a person who may have ode him -- owed him money. police say they are close to identifying the gun plan. the victim remains in guarded condition. >> turning to their accuweather forecast. even though the weather is a little less fright full we aren't anywhere near a warmup. in fact this is what the delaware river in trenton looked like one year ago to the day an ice jam triggered by the 2014 polar vortex and this is what the same river looks like today. though the temperatures may not be as bitter as last january they're still low enough to freeze the flow. so, it can always be worse. >> a little bit of relief today but it's only temporary. >> yeah, that's right. temperatures today were in the 30's. so that's nice. we all remember last year, right, wind chills were in the single digits. that was tough. so the good news in that regard it gets a little better outside. let's show you the pictures. sky 6 live in hd of the center city skyline on this friday afternoon as we look at
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philadelphia here, that temperature at 35, the dewpoint at 11, winds out of the west-northwest at 17 miles per hour making us feel like we've got a wind chill of 25 degrees. so temperatures across the midatlantic region, you have the 30's and 40's along the 95 corridor but off to our north and west just the teens for buffalo and pittsburgh, charleston, west virginia that temperature coming in at 29 degrees. so we'll tap into a piece of that colder air as early as tonight and into the weekend. if you're stepping out on the town temperatures along the 95 corridor will be in the teens later on tonight when you factor in there wind chill. the single digits north and west and as you wake up tomorrow morning look at these wind chill numbers. in the single digits. it will feel like 3 degrees early tomorrow morning in philadelphia and below zero from the poconos, 12 below to five below zero in lancaster with that temperature at 8:00 a.m. not much of a recovery as we get into saturday afternoon. we'll take a look at those chilly numbers with the accuweather forecast. layer up. >> wow. >> oh. >> okay some weekend. [laughter] >> thank you melissa. a week ago 34 degrees would have felt down right
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miserable but compared to what we have been dealing with over the past few days, 34 feels down right tropical as melissa mentioned at least to of the people that "action news" reporter annie mccormick caught up with today. >> reporter: we captured these images across the city with our thermal imaging camera finding people who could not escape the cold. their jobs are outside. >> my hands are warm, my face is warm. >> reporter: wallace is right. the orange represents heat but the brighter the orange means that heat is escaping. the blue or darker parts of the image show the heat is trapped in. this morning the sun made a difference for his job near 21st and pine. >> yesterday it was really cold. today we get a little sun on that side street but it's still cold on this side because we don't have no sun. >> yesterday was cold, today is nice and warm. i'm ready to take some layers off. get a suntan. >> reporter: on rittenhouse square park rittenhouse doorman richard fulton looked for the sunnily we stepped in the slade for his thermal scan. >> i'm good today no. very good today.
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tomorrow i'm worried about. >> reporter: today he prepared for yesterday's temperatures. >> you know, sweater shirt coat sweater scarf my eagles gloves. >> reporter: the sun dodged behind clouds and buildings and did not help jennifer lark ken out. neither did the wind as she sold papers on walnut street. after looking at her image her body is warm but she might want thicker gloves. >> i can't really do much to cover up my face 'cause i got to talk to people, so. >> and that was annie mccormack reporting. you can show us how cold you are throughout the weekend with the updated storm tracker 6 app. use the share a weather postcard feature. also use a photo of yourself for the conditions you see. the postcard even includes the temperature showing just how chilly your neighborhood is and be sure to use the hashtag 6abc cold. download or update your storm tracker 6 app to get started. >> today is the first ever national law enforcement appreciation day and here at
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the chick-fil-a in middletown delaware they are honored police officers and their families with a free meal. the holiday was started by the fbi national academy to thank officers across the country who take risks to protect their communities. events like this one are happening all across the can country. >> local high school singers got to perform today with a founding member of manhattan transfer. >> ♪♪ all right. cherry hill high school west a capella group sang with award winning jazz vocalist eric dickens. they put on a show at the spring hill cherry hill assisted living center. they perform the song java jive. >> sounds really good. still ahead from lullabies for baby to protein bars for you, stay tuned for a list of all the things you can get for nothing on this freebie friday. >> i like it already. the mystery of the sewer snake is solved.
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we now know where a five and a half foot boa constrictor foundry lacking in a office toilet slithered away from. >> he play not be going to the playoffs but he is going to the prom. how an eagles linebacker ended up getting drafted to be a high school girl's date. >> meteorologist melissa magee is back with the full forecast from accuweather when "action news" at 4:00 continues in just a moment. >> ♪♪ people of the coffee drinking world, dunkin' has a dark roast coffee that's deliciously roasted just right for a bold start and smooth finish that's never bitter.
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99 cents. that's all it takes to get a refreshing deal at dunkin' donuts. just because it's cold out doesn't mean you can't enjoy any sized iced tea or iced coffee. just 99 cents all month long. america runs on dunkin'. >> comedian bill cosby sparking new controversy after joking about the sexual assault accusations that have been made against him. protesters gathered last night outside his performance in ontario canada. they are angry over the recent allegations brought forward by more than 20 women. inside the show, the 77-year-old cosby asked a member of the audience where she was going when she stood up. she said she was going to get a drink. cosby said "you have to be careful about drinking around me." many of cosby's accusers
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have said the comedian slipped something into their drink before assaulting them. a three-year-old california girl is back home today following a frightening kidnapping attempt overnight. the los angeles county sheriff's department says the child was asleep in her bed when a man pulled off her window screen and grabbed her. fortunately the girl's father heard the commotion and ran after the suspect. family members joined in the chase and got the child back. she was shaken up but otherwise okay. officials say the suspect had no connection to the child and the kidnapping attempt was random. >> elsewhere in california we are happy to report that the mystery of the sewer snake has been solved. yesterday we told you about a woman who sent out to unclog a toilet in her office building but instead of excess paper she found a five and a half foot boa constrictor: the snake was removed from the pipe while officials tried to figure out how he ended up in the plumbing. the reptile belonged to a resident one floor above the
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officer. the owner says the snake often used his toilet to soak while shedding his skin. this time he took a wrong turn while trying to get back out. okay. well, in tulsa oklahoma a familiar had to rush their puppy to the hospital after discovering it had swallowed some very expensive treats like a wedding ring and an engagement ring worth more than $20,000. talk about a diamond in the rough. sorry. sorry about that. sierra the pup had to have emergency surgery to remove the two rings. the vet said waiting for her to pass them naturally would have damaged her intestines. but besides the jewelry the vet found some rocks and sticks inside sierra. she's now resting comfortably we're told and the family is no doubt planning to buy some chew toys for their hungry dog >> here at the big board an about face from the u.s. navy when it comes to female recruits and hair cuts. it was once navy policy to force women in boot camp to cut their hair to collar
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length but some female sailors complained saying hair can be longer once they officially entered the service so why make them cut it for boot camp. so the navy has temporarily halted the hair cuts until the end of marie crews can now keep their hair long but it must comply with the grooming policy like keeping it in a tight bun. the navy had been the only remaining service branch by the way to require the short hair cuts. now to the incredible power of social media that has one prom goer in virginia pretty stoked over her high profile date. check it out. a major philadelphia eagles fan who goes by the name h delmonte sent a direct message to linebacker emanuel acho one and asked him this question. would you take me to the prom if i get 2,000 retweets on twitter. well, he said listen my going rate is a little higher. i'll need 10,000 retweets and i'm there at your prom. she said deal.
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here's how fast she met this challenge. >> i checked my phone five minutes later. she had 18 retweets. check it another two minutes later 47, check it again 103. i text one of my friends and i'm like she might do this. i check it again and she's at 9,800. and at that point in time you a like wow. she's going to do this in three hours. >> and she sure did. and so then he tweeted impressive by the way never again will i open an instagram dm so he asked where do you buy a corsage? by the way he's pretty excited to go because he's never actually been to a prom. and finally they say dance like no one is watching when, well everyone is watching, everyone. here's los angeles clippers owner steve balmer busting quite the move as fergie performed during wednesday night's game. yeah high five. >> ♪♪ >> what's up? >> yeah, what's up? fergie apparently though thought he was great. at one point she goes and sits
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next to him during the performance. that is contagious dancing right there. balmer by the way of course as you know is the new owner of the clippers after the donald sterling controversy. he looks pretty excited. >> something tells me he didn't go to his prom, either. we're just saying. >> rick is saying he has better moves than that. >> i don't own a basketball team either. there you go. >> let's get another check on the roads shall we. >> speaking of moves, matt pelman in the "action news" traffic center with a friday night update. hey, matt. >> yeah, you know it could be moving better in a few spots but overall we've seen worse friday nights on the traffic front rick and shirleen. a little slow here on the schuylkill expressway, no big shock there. eastbound side from this point at the roosevelt boulevard into center city, 31 minute travel time is a little bit more than double what it ideally would be with no delays but on what friday night can we say that. certainly not this one. over on 95 speeds in the teens as you head home. also have a crash just off 95 in port richmond along richmond street at
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westmoreland and there's a new one in bala cynwyd right by the west low hill cemetery at belmont. a bunch of accidents this afternoon in abington. one along honey road near horace avenue. vehicle into a pole in upper moreland near blair mill road near more lands avenue by the 7-eleven. watching a crash in hilltown township bucks county near rose wood drive kind of right by 309 and on 309 in hatfield there's a wreck to avoid between trewigtown and line lexington roads. east coventry county a trash along 73 ridge road near porters mill road. on the mass transit front everything is on time at least at this point. we'll check again rick and shirleen in the next half hour. >> thanksy sounds good. meteorologist melissa magee has the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast when we come right back. >> okay.
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>> meteorologist melissa magee joining us now and a bearable day today. you can actually walk around for maybe a few minutes. >> five minutes without -- >> it gets bitterly cold once again. we're back into the deep freeze. we'll talk about what's going on. we'll show you a gorgeous shot right now. sky 6 live in hd down the shore in atlantic city, sun sets in four minutes 4:54 this afternoon you can see. we've got clouds breaking for plenty of sunshine as the sun is getting ready to stay but we did have snow showers early dan early this morning. those are already well off shore. storm tracker 6 live double scan radar nice and dry and quiet across much of the delaware and lehigh valleys. we picked up anywhere from .10 to .3 of an inch of snow showers early this morning. those are moved out. in it's wake however especially later on tonight these temperatures will turn sharply colder once again. 36 degrees for the high
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temperature in philadelphia. so something to look forward to and nothing celebrate today. we were above freezing. 4 degrees shy of average although when you factor in the wind chills today, temperatures were feeling like we were in the teens and 20's. 35 currently in philadelphia, 30 in allentown, same thing in reading, 19 up in the poconos 34 in sea isle city. 36 degrees in dover. but those winds are still constant out of the westerly direction sustained anywhere from 8 miles per hour to as high as 23 miles per hour in lancaster so when you factor in the wind chill feels like 15 in lancaster, feeling like nine in the poconos, 26 the current wind chill number in philadelphia and it feels like 27 for both atlantic city and sea isle city. here's satellite 6 along with action radar. things are starting to dry out and it turns partly cloudy and clear for the rest of tonight. in fact, clear skies will make things feel much colder. in fact, as you wake up tomorrow morning check out some of the lowest wind chills we are expecting along the 95 corridor, areas to the south and east, anywhere from five below to as much as zero and
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five below to 10 below zero as you move north and west of town. the poconos could feel as low as 15 degrees below zero and unfortunately there will not be much in the way of recovery as we get into saturday afternoon. bitterly cold once again the high temperature tomorrow coming in at 22 degrees. it's blustery and very cold. wind chills tomorrow will feel like the lower teens. and as we get into sunday, gets a little better. this area of low pressure starts to retreat a little bit. it taps into a southwesterly wind. a high temperature on sunday coming in at 36 degrees and clouds and some sunshine will be around but late sunday into monday we will be tracking another storm system that wants to move on through. call from accuweather for the rest of tonight sharply colder, partly cloudy, 14 for the overnight low in philadelphia and 8 degrees for the overnight low in the suburbs. the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast showing you sunny and bitterly cold temperature high temperature just 22. not so bad on sunday, up to 36 degrees but late sunday into monday a wintry mix changes over to rain. expect precip, at least how
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it's looking right now. philadelphia mixed and changing over to rain then you have a mix over to rain for our northwest suburbs. the only place where you might find minor snowfall accumulation will be north up in the poconos. behind that brisk and colder once again on tuesday. just 29. back up into the 30's as we get into midweek, guys so it's going to be a chilly start but hopefully you can still enjoy your weekends. >> all right. >> sure will. >> thank you melissa. quick break. freebie friday when we come right back. stay with us i know grandma's house isn't the most exciting, but it's only for a few hours. look what i've got. when you get verizon fios, you get beautiful
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bob marley died 33 years ago but there is a little boy in our midst that may be his reincarnation. >> ♪♪ >> from his iconic dreadlocks to his signature gyrations miles kingston sadler has it down miles is only two years old. to see this video again and get a link to his other tributes to the legend head to >> dreadlocks are taller than he is. [laughter] >> got music in his soul. >> sure does. >> that is it for "action news" at 4:00. i'm shirleen allicott. >> "action news" at 5:00 is coming up next.
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>> ♪♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with jamie apody [gunfire] >> gunfire erupted the moment police stormed a deli ending one of two standoffs in france today.
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three terror suspects were dead, two were suspects in the killing at the charlie hebdo newspaper earlier this week. it is friday night and the big story on "action news" is the end of a deadly standoff that ended with the killings of three alleged terrorists and also claimed the lives of four hostages. >> it unfolded at two separated locations. one of the women suspected have having a roll in the standsoff is on the run. >> hi rick and mon today. police say this woman was an accomplice in one of the standsoffs with police today. she is believed to escaped during all the commotion and is said to be on the run. so three suspects dead and this person still wanted for questioning. but remarkable developments today in this massive manhunt. it came to a very violent end and there were two tense standsoffs. the first at this printerring company nearly 30 miles outside of paris. police cornered the two brother that is police say carried out wednesday's massacre is the satirical newspaper charlie member do.


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