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covered with soot. again, this is breaking news from the nation's capital. the fire department has declared this a mass casualty situation but that just means that extra crews are on stand by as they determine the cause and of course we'll continue to monitor the story and bring you any updates from washington as soon as we get them. >> turning now to the forecast, a damp and dreary start to the work week and tonight the chill is about to return as the rain starts to let up. colder temperatures are moving in. slick roads in our area are now in danger of icing over as we move into the evening and the overnight hours. >> right now at the airport delays on arriving flights have hit two hours because of the weather. "action news" is live with team coverage of the changing forecast tonight. reporter walter perez is monitoring the messy conditions outside. meteorologist cecily tynan has the latest from accuweather. let's begin with cecily at the "action news" big board. >> rick and monica, storm tracker 6 live double scan showing we still have a soaking rain across south jersey and delaware and eastern pennsylvania we have some lingering showers right
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now and it hasn't been a very pleasant day. it's been cold, it's been damp. temperatures though, buffer freezing. this is going to change tonight. philadelphia 38, millville 37, allentown 36 and wilmington 37 degrees. the big problem with this evening's commute is the fog. so, you do want to take it very slow. now, a wider view on storm tracker 6 live double scan showing this is a cold front that will move through later this evening. there is a little bit of snow associated with this so some of us could see a couple snow showers at the end but what this front will do is shift the winds out of the northwest and that will bring us plunging temps in the overnight hours and this is the concern with the refreeze. right now toronto is 28 degrees detroit 25, cleveland 26 degrees. that's the air mass that will be moving through in the overnight hours. so the refreeze will be a big problem tomorrow morning. so, this is what to expect overnight. the rain will completely clear the coast by midnight. again, we could have a few snow showers. temperatures dropping below 32 degrees. so wet untreated surfaces will
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be freezing up especially the bridges, the overpasses, the driveways and the sidewalks so once again we're looking at black ice for your morning commute and temperatures tomorrow are going have a tough time even climbing out of the 20's and we are again talking about wind chills. for all the details coming up in the full accuweather forecast. monica. >> thank you cecily. let's switch live to quakertown where reporter walter perez has more on today's terrible travel conditions. hi, walter. >> reporter: monica, it has been a cold, wet miserable horrible day across the region and as is so common during the winter across our region the commute this morning was better or worse depending on where you were. the conditions certainly could have been a lot worse for commuters today. but as usual during winters around here the further north you traveled, the worse it was. >> we've gotten a lot of material on the roads. everything is pretty good in our district. little further north in the poconos they're still going to be some icy conditions throughout the day as temperatures however around
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that freezing mark especially in the pocono plateau but so far so good. >> reporter: penndot spokesperson ron young says conditions like these are always tricky when the temperature hovers around the freezing point. commuters and pedestrians had to deal with icy conditions here and there in the delaware and lehigh valleys butter by the but by the afternoon it developed into a cold rainy day and with visions of last winter still lingering in the minds of many most of the people we spoke with today say they will take it. >> it was a lot of snow, very lot of snow, that's all i remember. >> reporter: hard to forget. >> yes, and although this year really we've had nothing and they were calling for a lot this year. >> i'll take the rain over snow any day. it's warm, not as cold. i haven't lost electricity yet so things are good. >> reporter: but you better remember winter is not over yet, not by a long shot. meanwhile penndot officials are also mentioning that this week is winter driving awareness week reminding everybody to keep an emergency kit inside their cars with first aid supplies and warm clothes just in case and to
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make sure that the air pressure and tread depth on your tires are at safe levels because once again winter is a long way from being over. reporting live from quakertown, walter perez channel6 "action news." >> thank you walter. and you can report the weather in your area with the storm tracker 6 app. it is one of our new features. just tap the icon matching your current conditions and then add your own photo to it. you can also share digital postcard using a picture from your mobile device. choose an image share it with your family and friends. the storm tracker 6 app by the way free to download. >> in other news the city of philadelphia had a final memorial service for a fallen firefighter today. joyce craig died battling a blaze in west oak lane last month. and they're still questions about how she died. "action news" reporter vern odom is live in spring garden tonight with that story. vernon. >> reporter: rick, i'll discuss those remaining questions in just a moment but first the city service was to officially wrap up the 30 day mourning period following the death of firefighter joyce
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craig. during a moving tribute to fallen philadelphia firefighter joyce craig, mayor michael nutter presented her family with the official flag of the city. she was killed in the line of duty on december the ninth while helping battle a blaze in a west oak lane row house. her brother spoke for the family today. >> i was proud of her, although i didn't like her job because it was dangerous. i was thinking i'm not going to be sad when i tell people that she died. i'm going to continue being proud and singing her praise. >> reporter: joyce craig is survived by two children, a teenaged son an three year old daughter. she was the first female firefighter in philadelphia history to be killed in the line of duty. >> joyce craig, a leader, a trailblazer, a firefighter a hero. saved a citizen and gave up herself, the ultimate sacrifice. >> reporter: there are still many unanswered questions surrounding that deadly fire. the word on cause from the department more than a month
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after "it is still under investigation". where was craig's body found? initial reports say she was trapped in the basement. later that were reports she was found on the first floor. official word today from the department's top brass "still under investigation." this weekend federal experts examined the air cylinder she was using at the time she was killed. standard procedure when there's a death to make sure there were no breaks in the system and that it was acting properly. no word on what the fashiony national institute for occupational safe teen health lab found this weekends. still no word yet from top officials as to when they'll release that final report to the public. live in spring garden, vernon odom, channel6 "action news." >> all right, vernon thank you. turning now to the terror investigation in france tonight. authorities now believe as many as six terror cell members could still be at large in the wake of last week's attacks in paris. there is increased security across france after 17 people
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were killed over three days last week. three suspects were killed but authorities are searching the paris area for other possible terror suspects. also today the white house says it should have cents a higher level official to an anti-terror march in paris yesterday. the u.s. ambassador to france was on hands for the march to represent the united states that featured 40 world leaders at the demonstration. there will be much more on the terror investigation in paris tonight on world news with david muir at 6:30 tonight directly after "action news" at 6:00. >> a former sportscaster spent today defending himself in a bucks county courtroom. don tollefson is accused of scamming people who thought they were donating to charity. "action news" reporter chad pradelli was in the courtroom today when tollefson presented his case. he's live in doylestown with more. hi chad. >> reporter: hi, monica. listening to tollefson tell it he's in a tough spot and the court side his social security benefits he makes too much money so he can't get a public
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defender. he says his estranged wife lost her job so he can't get a private attorney so today he was defending himself and as one court observer put it, it was a train wreck. day one of former sports caster don tollefson's defense was intermittent. a word often repeated by the prosecution was relevance. a judge will to excuse the jury more than a half dozen times to instruct and guide tollefson on procedure and the rules of law. >> i'd rather be waterboardd to be honest. it's horrible. this was a waste of time. it's a waste of taxpayer's money and he's just making a mockery of the court. >> reporter: tom fox is the father of former plymouth township police officer brad fox who was killed in the line of duty in 2012. charities for the fox family are among the roughly 200 victims tollefson is accused of bill be -- bilking.
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tollefson claims he didn't rip anybody off but he's simply a bad businessman and he said he never wanted to represent himself. >> when you have counsel withdrawing and you have plea bargains withdrawn, at least to my knowledge then it makes it very limited in terms of what my options were. >> i'm only concerned that the jury is getting the message aren't the message is in the evidence and i believe we've gotten our message across. >> reporter: among those testifying today a former lansdale detective who helped show that tollefson paid 10s of thousands of dollars to airlines ticket brokers and hotels for legitimate sports packages. robert goldman is tollefson's consulting attorney. >> i think it's moving along. i think it's going to be finished in the next few days and the jury will have the case to make a decision. >> reporter: and late this afternoon tollefson took the stand in his own defense. again, he talked about how his finances simply went downhill. he has maintained all along that this is a civil matter,
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not a criminal one. he's expected to be on the stand again tomorrow and then cross-examination will begin from the prosecution. i'm live in doylestown, chad pradelli, channel6 "action news." >> all right, thank you so much chad. well, meantime before our wet weather moved in a water main break created road trouble in south philadelphia. this is the scene at the intersection of oregon avenue and front street about midnight. crews did manage to shut off the flow of water but obviously not before the road flooded. no word on any service interruptions. a mess. >> all right. let's see if traffic is a mess tonight. i know there were some problems on 95 and the ben franklin bridge. let's get the latest from matt pelman in the "action news" traffic center. hi matt. >> how did you know you a starting with those stories. >> i have a fifth sense. >> we're on the same wave length clearly. good evening to you rick and monica. hope you had a nice weekend. yes, the good news is our broken down vehicle on 95 northbound side by girard has cleared out. delays have not. you still see the lingering delays here on the vine street expressway. eastbound from the schuylkill
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out to 95, joining up with those northbound 95 delays. but also clear are overturned truck on the approach to the ben franklin bridge. things returning to normal there. we're just trying to recover with the delays here. but speaking of trucks we're now hearing that this one is disabled it's city avenue northbound side by bala avenue north of the mickey d's so coming north of saint joe's just the left lane is getting by headed toward the schuylkill expressway. crash in horsham along county line road at meetinghouse road by meetinghouse dental care and there's an accident involving a pedestrian in willingboro burlington county along levitt parkway near campbell drive by the good year. we'll check it again. see where i'm going to cover again in the next hour. >> let's see you're going to talk about traffic again. >> you're good. >> right on it. >> i don't just get dressed up -- actually i do. much more to come on "action news" monday night. more fallout from the clinic that treated comedian joan rivers. we'll explain how the government is distancing itself from that practice coming up. >> it's national clean up your desk day. what your work space actually
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says about your well being. >> uh-oh. >> very neat. >> yeah, today. thanks monica. and we'll check back in with meteorologist cecily tynan for an update on the accuweather forecast when "action news" at 5:00 comes right back. >> ♪♪
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>> police in virginia say they found no evidence to confirm a rape occurred in a university of virginia fraternity house as reported in rolling stone magazine last november. authorities announce today they they could not confirm the allegation that is a student was raped at the phi kappa sigh house back in 2012. charlottesville police say they're still investigating and not saying the rape did not occur. after the rolling stone article was published the magazine issued a statement noting discrepancies in the story and apologizeed for it. fraternities and sororities on campus adopted new rules to address alcohol issues at campus parties. the clinic where joan rivers went into cardiac arrest will lose its federal ac redstation at the end of the month. the federal -- they will no longer be able to receive services provideed to medicare and medicaid.
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>> health check tonight a treatment for migraines and major depression may help stroke patients also recover their movement. doctors at nearly a dozen centers nationwide are testing out what's called tms trans cranial magnetic stimulation. after a stroke the healthy side can become too active drowning out messages from this other side. 20's minutes of tms calms the overactive side giving the injured side a better chance at recovering at rehab. >> magnetic field penetrates painlessly down your scalp into your brain. >> the pinpoint the treatment areas using an mri. it could have been approved by 2017. >> new year is a time to clean up and reorganize and today is national clean off your desk
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day. experts say the state of your death can say a lot about you. one study says messy desk people tend to be more creative and not bound by tradition. on the flip side people with clean desks are more likely to be healthy eaters and do the right thing. with more open office plans your tidiness is on view like it or not so find the organizational method that makes you most productive. >> stick with the method that keeps your brain relatively free and uncluttered because i think it's the lack of clutter in your brain that's going to make more of a difference than the clutter or lack of it on your desk. >> if a colleague's mess is driving you crazy by the way don't judge them. there may be a method to their madness. >> we have desks right across from each other. i'm fine with yours. >> i'm not fine with yours. baby stirks all over. >> still ahead on "action news" vice president joe biden's son and former attorney general of delaware has a new job tonight. details when "action news" at 5:00 comes right back
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put your best face forward. a face in need deserves puffs indeed. try puffs softpack today. it's the flexible pack that fits anywhere. >> ♪♪ >> we have an update to our breaking news from the top of the newscast. the evacuation of a metro station in washington, d.c. right now. fire officials say everyone has been evacuated from the l'enfant plaza station safely. there do not appear to be any serious injuries.
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some folks did receive treatment for smoke inhalation. officials still do not know where the smoke in the subway station came from. part of that investigation of course still under way but again everyone has gotten out safely. >> back here if our delaware news room tonight the dupont theater has new owners. dupont agreed to sell the iconic theater to owners of the grand oprah house. the dupont theater opened in 1913 and is the oldest continually operating theater in america. it will be renamed the playhouse on rodney square. that will be the new name and the sale is expected to close later this month. delaware's former attorney general beau biden is joining the law firm of grant and eisenhofer. stuart grant served as biden's chair. biden served as delaware's attorney general beginning in 2006 but did not run for reelection last year and of course he is the son of vice president joe biden. >> and much more ahead on "action news" tonight.
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let's look outside for you sky 6 hd here at the ben franklin bridge and looking nice although we've had a dreary miserable day. just looks pretty from the window here with the lights lit up. meteorologist cecily tynan with that accuweather forecast. when will it clear up and we'll get that word coming up.
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>> time for our accuweather at the "action news" big board.
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meteorologist cecily tynan keeping an eye on that precipitation but also the cold weather is moving, in, too. >> that's right and the rain will be moving out tonight and the cold air will be moving in and that could cause some problems for your morning commute tomorrow. storm tracker 6 live double scan showing that we still have a pretty steady rain across south jersey and delaware. the heaviest along the coast oceanville, atlantic city, sea isle city across the garden state parkway, route 47, this will all gradually be moving out as we head through the evening hours and then the temperatures will be crashing. so, we could see a lot more videos like this and pictures like this. this was sent in on my facebook page by carol in west chester and this is her elevated back deck and this morning there was an icy glaze there. as far as the ice amounts really didn't amount to much. martin's creek kutztown reporting .1, spring mount .05 and wayne .03. you only need a little bit of ice to cause big problems and again that could be a problem
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tomorrow morning. right now temperatures well above freezing. philadelphia 38 degrees as a high so far today. wildwood 41. allentown 36. and reading currently 35 degrees. visibility definitely a factor. it's beginning to improve in philadelphia. it's up to 5 miles but we do have delays up to two hours at the airport so if you're flying out of the city or if you're going to pick somebody up you definitely want to check with your carrier. wilmington reporting 1 mile visibility and reading 2 miles so there's fog out there tonight. the fog will be dispersing tonight as the winds pick up and the temperatures drop and satellite6 along with action radar showing here's the actual cold front moving through central pennsylvania and this is what will sweep all that moisture out to sea tonight and usher in the cold wind. so future tracker showing around 8:30 tonight a steady rain across south jersey. it will be lightning up. it's clearing out from the coast around midnight and then tomorrow bright sunshine returns. that's nice. however, the temperatures dropping down into the 20's and that's really where
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they're going to be staying tomorrow. so, tonight that early rain moving out. black ice will be forming after midnight tonight. the overnight low 28 degrees in philadelphia, 31 at the boardwalk and 24 in allentown. future tracker showing through the day tomorrow wind chills will only be in the teens and 20's so it's going to be another one of those days you have to pile on the layers. so, five day at 5:00 showing tomorrow the high 30 degrees, loads of sunshine. that wind chill the way it feels on exposed skin, only 20 degrees. on wednesday, mostly cloudy, perhaps a few flurries a-high of 32 degrees but then look at the trend. thursday 37, friday up to 40 and saturday 42 degrees, temperatures finally climbing above average. will that trend continue through the weekend and into next week? meteorologist melissa magee will have that answer in the accuweather 7-day forecast. finally some good news there though. we hope it's that. >> we hope it stays for a long time. >> yeah, really. >> much more "action news" coming your way. we'll take a break and be
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right back. >> okay
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>> ♪♪ >> "action news" continues with meteorologist adam joseph, jamie apody, rick williams and monica malpass. >> ♪♪ >> and hello again. here's what's happening on "action news" monday night.
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the u.s. military central command twitter and youtube sites were taken over by hackers today. those hackers claim to be associated with islamic state militants. we have a live report coming up. also employees of the palmer school say before the school closed its doors it closed its checkbook. they say they haven't been paid for days that they worked and they're demanding answers tonight. also, a retired elementary school principal wins one of the largest lottery jackpots in history a cool $326 million. >> now the details. new concerns tonight about cyber security in the united states after social media sites of the u.s. military's own central command were taken over by hackers claiming to be working on behalf of islamic state militants. that attack came at the exact hour president obama was unveiling new measures trying to keep consumers safe from hackers. while the president spoke twitter followers of cent com began to see frightening messages along with the names addresses and e-mails of top
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military officials. well, all this comes a day after joint chief chairman martin dempsey said the u.s. military has no advantage in the field of cyber warfare. abc's marci gonzalez joins us with much more. marcy. >> reporter: and monica cent comrie lease add statement at anything that no classified information was accessed by the hackers saying it was simply a case of cyber vandalism while today president obama focused on safeguarding against other kinds of cyber crimes. we've seen the major impact hackers can have from the attack on sony. >> you want us to kill the leader of north korea. >> reporter: even u.s. central commands twitter and youtube pages were hacked today with pro-isis messages covering its profile pages. >> i can tell you this is something that we're obviously looking into and something that we take seriously. significant difference between what is a large data breach and the hacking of a twitter account.
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>> reporter: but today president obama's focus was on cyber security for individuals annoyancing proposed legislation aimed in part at protecting against identity theft. >> so this is a direct threat to the economic security of american families and we've got to stop it. >> reporter: following the high profile breaches at retailers including target and home depot the president wants lawmakers to pass the personal data notification and protection affect it would require u.s. companies to alert customers within 30 days if there's a breach that compromises their personal information. meeting at the federal trade commission today, president obama also discussed proposed legislation focused on banning companies from selling students' information. >> we want our kids privacy protected whether -- wherever they sign on or log on including at school. >> reporter: and the president's push continues tomorrow with another meeting focused on ways the government can work with the private sector to increase cyber security. it's a topic he also plans to
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highlight in next week's state of the union address. reporting live marci gonzalez channel6 "action news". rick back to you. >> thank you for that report. employees of a philadelphia charter school which suddenly closed its doors for good over the holiday break are in a somewhat precarious if this position tonight. not only are they out of work but they say they haven't been paid for the time they did put in and they're even having trouble getting unemployment. "action news" reporter david henry is live at school district headquarters in spring garden with more on this story. david. >> reporter: yeah, rick, they are not school district employees but they came here to district headquarters today looking for help. they got a sympathetic ear but nothing that addresses their immediate needs. >> when will i receive my money? >> reporter: 175 palmer charter school employees are owed a month's worth of back wages. they lost their jobs be and benefits when the walter palmer charter school abruptly closed its doors late last
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month. now they say they can't even get unemployment benefits because the phones at the school are off and the state can't confirm the school is closed. >> this is a slap in the face for all the years of dedication. >> reporter: long time employees say they're now in danger of losing their homes and everything they've worked for. >> facing being homeless with my children because i'm not going to have to pay my rent and utilities bills are coming in. >> reporter: they were desperate enough to come to the school district looking to help. they say the district failed in its overnight responsibility. the district says it has no oversight bylaw. >> the district has very limited ability to oversee schools -- charter schools per state law. they're their own entity, they're their own school district. >> reporter: the out of work palmer employees say the district will be held responsible along with palmer school administrators. they'll be filing a lawsuit and presenting evidence of alleged criminal activity to local and state law
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enforcement. the palmer school is now liquidating its assets as it tries to dig out from under a mountain of debt. the former employees wonder where all the money went. >> we certainly know it didn't go to us because we are still without pay we're still without the opportunity to receive our unemployment compensation and we know it didn't go specifically totally to the education of our children. >> reporter: i spoke with walter palmer, the founder of the school, and he says there was no illegal activity at the school. he says he will not run away from his obligations and that he will be around until all of this is resolved. live at school district headquarters, david henry channel6 "action news." monica. >> thank you david. a frightening wakeup call for a residents of a home in south philadelphia just after midnight a bullet came flying through the front window of his house in the 2700 block of cantrell terrace. fortunately nobody was hit. police are still trying to track down the person who shot it. >> delaware lawmakers have crafted a new bill to close a
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loophole and hopefully curb the high rate of gun violence among young people in the first state. attorney general matt den announced the legislation along with cosponsor senators margaret rose henry and representative larry mitchell. if passed it would guarantee prison time for offenders caught with guns that are prohibited from having because of a conviction from when they were 16 or 17 years old. the current law prevents a juvenile's record from being taken into account once they are an adult. >> individuals targeted by this bill are not young adults who are new to the criminal justice system or have just made a single mistake. these are people who have violent histories and are now on top of that illegally holding firearms. >> the bill specifically targets offenders under the age of 24. >> well, if you stepped outside today at all you know it was a better day to be inside. the day started with freezing rain. once that cleared, it wasn't very pleasant anymore. umbrellas were mandatory and of course on the roads the windshield wipers were working overtime. >> all right, matt pelman is working overtime.
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no, but he is working overtime tonight because it is so busy for folks trying to get home. >> it's been very busy. normally i like slushys, rick and monica but not the slushys out there today. temperatures are above freezing so you're not getting new icing but perhaps if they didn't clear out some of the slush earlier today on untreated surfaces you could find some slick spots. this is the schuylkill expressway at south street. the problem here is that the traffic lights are dark so it's every driver for him or herself, people stopping and then trying o go but it's an accident waiting to happen and it's causing delays to spill back onto 76 here at the south street interchange. on the big picture earlier problems head towards the ben franklin bridge have cleared out but we still have delays on the vine and schuylkill and that broken down truck on city avenue northbound side of bala avenue as you come away from mcdonald's and saint joe's. you're seeing delays because one lane is getting by. in limerick a crash along ridge pike on royersford road. accident involving the
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pedestrian in willingboro along levitt parkway near campbell drive and in west deptford gloucester county a truck broke down from the ramp to 295 southbound to 45 so that ramp is partially blocked. rick and monica, back over to you. >> all right matt, thank you again. see you tomorrow. the holiday season may be over but that doesn't mean it's time to stop thinking about giving. blood donations drop this time of year and officials say they're needed more than ever. a blood drive was held in hamilton township, new jersey, today, to remind people that their donations can save lives. organizers say getting blood is tougher than ever in the month of january. >> people have colds or flus and they can't donate when they're sick and a lot of people are in the hospital now during these months because of the flu or pneumonia, et cetera, and so we really need blood right now. >> today's blood drive was sponsored by hamilton township and the community blood council of new jersey. >> still ahead on "action news" for you general motors unveils an electric car for everyone. we'll tell you about the
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affordable option. it can get 200 miles on a single champ. >> first retired school principal pockets the largest lottery jackpot in the history of new york state. and buying a lottery ticket wasn't even something he had planned to do. melissa. >> and rick, the rain continues to move out but once the moisture pushes off to our east the cold air settles back in across the region. numbers to our west in the teens and single digits. a piece that of head our way tomorrow. details with the accuweather forecast. >> all right, that and more when "action news" comes right back. >> okay. >> ♪♪
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>> this 80-year-old retired elementary school principal who appropriately has the last name diamond is now the winner of the largest lottery jackpot in new york state history. $326 million. howard diamond from sullivan county was the only winner of the jackpot on november 4th. diamond says and his wife and mother nature are credited for their stroke of luck. bad weather made the couple decide to detour to a sandwich shop for a fight eat instead of where they were planning on but it was at the sandwich shop he decided to plant down
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10 dodges the next day they checked their numbers. >> we went back and forward. did you read the numbers. and then learn like in a daze and in a deather. >> diamond is consulting with a financial advisor to figure out what to do with all that money. >> take his time and figure it out. time for sports. jamie apody is on the "action news" sports center tonight with today's headlines in sports. hey, jamie. >> hi. >> flyers goalie steve mason is out two weeks with a knee injury. that we knew. the surprise is that ray emery will not get the start in net tonight. who will. craig berube going with rob zep. the 32-year-old rookie will make just the second start in his career against tampa the highest scorer in the league. no reason why emery is getting the shaft. zepp at 33 still chasing the dream. >> i don't think he's chasing anymore. i think he's kind of living it. he's been playing very well
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and with the phantoms and it's not just luck that he's -- that he's up here. >> he's playing well. he's won his last game down there and i like his energy right now and i lake the way he's playing. >> flyers need a win tonight too. then again they need a lot of them. they're 11 points out of a playoff spot having dropped six of their last eight. they've also lost six straight to the lightning. now as good a time as ever to go on a run. >> yeah, we have to go on a run 10 days ago. so it's second half of the season but we have a lot of character in this room. going to make sure that we go game by game and you never know right? >> kind of ironic that the flyers are struggling and the sixers are not. no they're streaking. looking for their third straight win tomorrow night against atlanta. sixers have actually won three of their last four. start fundamental the year with 17 straight losses. the first three games of last
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season was the last time they had a three game streak. they have a bit more pep in their step. >> i mean it makes you feel a lot better when you're winning. practices feel a lot better, the days off. everybody is happy. you know, it's just -- it just feels a lot better when you winning. we trying to follow that up and bring on the wins. >> huge historic night for college football the first ever college football playoff national championship game between oregon and ohio state. so what's ducks quarterback marcus mariota's mind-set. >> same as it's always been. take it one day at a time. you know enjoy the moment, enjoy this experience but at the same time we do have a game to play and just take each practice, prepare the best that you can and just carry the play on monday. >> you don't want to miss it, oregon and ohio state. what was have our eyes on eli apple and shawnee grad offensive lineman for the ducks.
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cowboys haters like to think of this as revenge. last night dez bryant made what looked to be an incredible catch on fourth down down five. the catch was reversed when officials maintained he did not maintain possession and according to the rule if the ball hits the grounds it's an incomplete pass. instead of being a yard weigh from a potential game winning touchdown the packers were able to run out the clock. remember the cowboys were beneficiaries of a controversial call against the lions that got them to the point and dez bryant is a free agent receiver. regardless of the call that was pretty impressive of a catch. maybe the eagles should look at him. what do you think? >> i don't know can he throw a football? i think they need a quarterback more than a wide receiver. thank you jamie. the detroit auto show is under way and as usual, some cool concept cars are being unveiled. but this year it's all about the power. this may not look like much but the general motors new bolt car is a $30,000 vehicle that can go 200 miles on a single charge. it's designed to be an electric car for the masses
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competing with the tesla which costs more than $40,000. the bolt could be in production as soon as 2017. ford unveiled a new version of its iconic gt. it has 600 pours power and an aero aerodynamic teardrop shape inspired by the shape of a lane in. look for to it go on sale next year. monica has already put it on layaway. no word on the price tag. >> of course not. >> why this weekend's liftoff of the space-x rocket means the astronauts aboard the space station can finally celebrate holidays. >> looking live from sky 6 hd at center city and what a pretty picture there. almost looks like gotham with all the -- the way it's lit up in the clouds and the dreariness. our superhero melissa magee will have the accuweather forecast with us when we come right back. stay with us. internet upload speeds. for making
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>> three two one, zero and liftoff of the space-x rocket continuing -- >> astronauts aboard the international space station celebrates christmas thanks to this. presents and much needed groceries arrived on space-x. the space-x called dragon had
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been stalled for a month by technical snags. it should have arrived in december. they must have been really hungry. a long time to wait for the grocery store to show up. >> well, some dry weather is arriving tonight. meteorologist melissa magee has the very latest from accuweather. >> yeah, guys we have some improvement as we get close to midnight. the moisture moves off shore but that cold settles in as early as tonight and into tuesday. we'll show you what's going on, storm tracker 6 live double scan radar showing that you moisture south and east of philadelphia across south jersey and delaware. moderate pocket of rainfall pushing east to atlantic city. we'll go tighter on street level with storm tracker and notice from surf city down to oceanville tuckahoe and sea isle city we have wet weather overhead. the umbrellas wet weather gear will be needed for the rest of the early evening hours until things taper off from a west to east direction. we'll show you the picture outside. the action cam was outside earlier this afternoon looking at the puddles on the roads and on the streets there in wynnefield heights and we did
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have a lot of moisture overhead. in fact as you look at some of the rain full we picked up with this weather system that moved through overnight and early this morning it continues this afternoon picked up more than a half inch of rain there in philadelphia, .87 in dover little more than a tenth of an inch in reading over all a tenth to close to an inch of precipitation across the region and the icy accumulation no more than a tenth of an inch of ice and that ice concern is starting to wayne and end much temperatures outside this evening it's 38 in philadelphia, same thing in millville, 37 for dover, 33 in the poconos along the coast in sea isle see 41 degrees. lancaster coming in at 34. satellite 6 along with action radar there's the moisture that we're tracking and the frontal boundary still off to our west and once this sweeps on through from a west-east direction we do have some improvement and some clearing on the way. future tracker 6 has you covered. at 10 o'clock tonight a lot of that precipitation starting to end for philadelphia but some residual moisture hanging on across areas in south jersey. it clears the coast by midnight and then the winds pick up on the backside which
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will help to remove the cloud cover for the rest of tonight. the setup for tuesday however, you have high pressure over the northern plains and the great lakes. so temperatures tomorrow around 30 degrees in philadelphia, struggling to reach the freezing mark. plenty of sunshine nonetheless with those northerly winds however, wind chills tomorrow will be close to 20 degrees. high pressure moves off shore midweek and then we're tracking an area of low pressure coming just off the coast of the carolinas. i think the bulk of this precipitation will stay away midweek but it will throw more in the way of cloud cover back as cross our region and we have to allow for a flurry or two south and east of philadelphia. that high temperature chilly. a lot of that moisture will stay away because high pressure to our west will help to suppress this energy away from our region. the call from accuweather that early rain and then watching out for refreezing at temperatures tonight drop below freezing and at 28 in the city, 24 degrees in the suburbs so the concerns any untreated surfaces driveways
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walkways watch out for those slippery spots. the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast showing you the high temperature tomorrow 30 degrees but dress for wind chills in the 20's. on wednesday mostly cloudy and at 32. filtered sunshine on thursday and at 37 degrees. friday partly sunny and at 40. sunny and seasonable for the start of the weeky weekend and at 42. the upper 40's on zip, it's mild and for the mlk day of service next monday that high temperature coming in at 45 so the moisture moves out sticking around with that chill, though, however tomorrow guys. >> thank you melissa. stay on top of the changing weather situation on there you'll find our storm tracker 6 radar plus both the hourly and the seven-day forecast. you can also watch the latest videos from our "action news" meteorologists and view our collection of weather related images. >> still to come on "action news," three babies who are one in a million. >> why this adorable set of triplets is so rare. we'll tell you about it when "action news" continues in just a moment.
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>> these newborns are one in a million you might say. these are identical triplets born i didn't outfertility treatments. cade ian and mile low were born last month each weighing between three and 5 pounds. they've grown in the past month and the kinseys that was their three sons are easy to tell apart by their differing sizes and already different emerging personalities. they'll soon go home to meet their six-year-old brother. >> very nice. jim gardner and the "action news" team standing by with these stories and more. today's mixed bag of precipitation will impact conditions once our temperatures drop below freezing. we'll have the very latest. >> family friends and former colleagues gather to honor the life and sacrifice of philadelphia firefighter joyce craig. >> and a delaware county communities plagued with crime is getting several new crime fighting tools thanks to a generous donation. we'll explain. >> those stories and much more coming up next at 6:00 now for melissa magee adam joseph cecily tynan monica malpass
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the entire "action news" team, i'm rick williams. have a nice night. good night. >> good night.
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>> ♪♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with ducis rodgers meteorologist cecily tynan and jim gardner. >> ♪♪ >> monday night a corrections officer is beaten by an inmate trying to escape a local hospital and two armed thieves attack a customer inside a philadelphia pharmacy. but the big story on "action news" tonight is a messy and at times icy monday. the big concern at this hour is a refreeze as temperatures dip into the 20's. umbrellas, hats and coats were all a necessity for
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anybody going outside this afternoon. shoppers along walnut street in center city philadelphia didn't waste time getting to their destinations today. "action news" was in roxborough this morning just as the changeover to rain was happening. but because the ground temperature was below freezing, there were icy patches, particularly in untreated surfaces. >> walking on the sidewalk has been slippery. i haven't even gotten to the car yet and i'm holding him trying to balance and it's real slippery. >> going down your stairs be very very cautious. it's icy you're like on an ice rink here in roxborough it's hilly so it's dangerous. >> wet spots that are still around could refreeze overnight creating trouble tomorrow morning. meteorologist cecily tynan joins us from the "action news" big board with the latest from double scan radar. cecily. >> and jim that refreeze overnight really is the big concern. storm tracker 6 live double scan showing that we still ha


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