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huge crowd behind me. they are rallying on independence mall listening to speakers who are up there on a stage just now starting to disperse after what has been a peaceful demonstration here in the center city philadelphia throughout the afternoon. this was the scene from chopper 6 hd as the march stepped off on north broad street after school district headquarters at about 1:00 this afternoon 1:30. they went around city hall and down market to sixth street. there was a huge police presence. roads were shut down throughout center city as this peaceful protest moved throughout the city and let's go to our ground video now. the demonstration is called the mlk day of action resistance and empowerment or mlk dare. participants of all ages races and religions were protesting all kinds of social causes. a higher minimum wage, police tactics, education funding for philadelphia schools. many here said they saw this march as the embodiment of
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what dr. martin luther king, jr. stood for equality and activism. >> i came out because i support my black brothers and sisters, i support economic justice, i support -- i support reclaiming the image of martin luther king. >> just thrills my heart to see this kind of action and you know what really turns me on the fact that this is interracial. i mean, it's not just african-americans, it's not just whites. i mean, we're all here together. >> reporter: and we're back live here on market street. you can see the roadway is still shut down. they moved down market all the way here to independence mall and you can see a crowd still gathered here behind me. they are just now starting to disperse after what has been a peaceful protest on this martin luther king day. live on independence mall, i'm sarah bloomquist, channel6 "action news." >> allall right sarah thank you. the martin luther king holiday has become synonymous with
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community service and today an estimated 135,000 people took part in projects all across our region. the action cam was at philadelphia's flagship event at girard college this morning. there were 5,000 volunteers at that site alone. some made scarfs for children in need. others promoted exercise and healthy living but everyone we spoke with today said they looked around at the massive response and just felt inspired by the sense of community they felt. >> we've come a long way and just the unity of everybody taking a monday morning arriving at 7:00 a.m., it's a beautiful thing. >> this is the sixth straight year girard college has hosted philadelphia's signature mlk event. >> vice president joe biden channeled the spirit of dr. king this morning as he called for a greater trust between police and the public they serve and remarks he put the organization of minute nor women's annual breakfast in
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wilmington. the vice president quoted dr. king. he said "men often hate each other because they fear each other. they fear each other because they do not know each other ". >> does that fear in the community prevent the community from seeing and engaging with that person behind the badge? the same man or woman who as you open the door to let your child out the door, kissed his or her child goodbye that morning not having any idea what they're going the face. >> biden said everyone should agree that cops have a right to go home each night and minorities have a right to fair and respectful treatment. our coverage of all the events on this mlk day continues online. we've got pictures and videos from today's ceremonies and service projects in honor of dr. king. there's also a look back at his life and legacy. you can find it all right now on >> a woman is dead after an
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early morning fire at an apartment complex in montgomery county and this afternoon we learned the victim's name. john rawlins is live at the scene in cheltenham township with what we know about her and what investigators are saying about this. john. >> reporter: hi, alicia. well the young woman's family is just devastated by her unexpected death here. that's no doubt about that. as far as investigators are concerned they're saying very little at this point except that they are in the midst of a multi agency investigation into what sparked this fatal blaze. workers this afternoon boarding up windows scorch marks on the brick exterior evidence of an intense blaze here. calls from residents concerning heavy smoke in this area brought first responderring to the scene at about 4:30 this morning. >> police and fire crews were immediately met with heavy smoke. also had report of one person trapped. it was upon that time female
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inside... >> reporter: a search by firefighters of the first floor apartment turned up it was unoccupied. the resident from the second story apartment perished. the family of 34-year-old rack keisha harrison identified her as the victim t-the long time certified nursing assistant was described by her family as loving, kind hearted a true jewel. investigators from several agencies are trying to determine the cause of the fire that took harrison's life. at this point authorities are not saying if the blaze started on the first or seconds floor. >> it's under investigation by the state and local fire marshal. >> reporter: is this a suspicious fire. >> still to be determined at this time. >> reporter: a lost investigators here? >> yes, sir. >> reporter: an autopsy has been scheduled. it's not clear when that will occur. authorities are signaling at this point they doubt they will have anything more to say tonight about the possible cause of this fatal fire. live in cheltenham, john rawlins channel6 "action news." brian. >> john, thank you. >> time now for check of the
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accuweather forecast. >> let's take it outside to meteorologist melissa magee in for adam joseph. we have been talking about what a difference a day makes melissa. >> that's for sure alicia and brian. temperatures today have been above freezing. in fact, we were climbing into the 40's today with clouds an few breaks of sunshine earlier. now it looks to be mostly cloudy across the delaware and lehigh valley but it's 43 in the city, 40 trenton, 39 north and west in reading, same thing in allentown, lehigh valley, 30 in the poconos. it feels like 30 in the city feeling like 37 in wildwood. the current wind chill number in lancaster coming in at 33. storm tracker 6 live double scan radar showing you we do have changes on the way. there is a clipper system still trying to get its act together just to the west of grand fork and that clipper system will be diving south and eastward pressing its way into the midatlantic region as early as wednesday and with that we do have some precipitation to track. so we'll talk about what's ahead. more 40's on the way tomorrow for tuesday. only 30's on the way for the
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middle half of our work week and at that point we're also tracking wednesday afternoon and evening snow. we're going to take a look at this clipper system on the way for wednesday and let you know how much snow we can expect where you live. all of those details coming up with the accuweather forecast, brian. >> melissa thank you. pennsylvania's next governor is getting ready to take his oath of office. governor-elect tom wolf spent the day downey school. wolf continued to fill out his cabinet today. he named pedro rivera as secretary of education. he tapped katherine man dar reno to head the department of labor and industry. walter perez is in harrisburg for tomorrow's big event. look for his live report starting tonight at 6 o'clock. we'll also stream tom wolf's inauguration live on tomorrow once again that begins promptly at noon. also tomorrow president obama will give his state of
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the union address and he's already getting some push back from republican lawmakers. the president will reportedly ask to raise the capital gains tax on the wealthiest americans. he also wants to eliminate the tax break on inheritance with the money going toward a tax credit for middle class taxpayers. republicans in both the senate and the house say they will oppose those plans. >> still ahead a bizarre crime involving a tropical paradise. the professional athlete who says he was kidnapped, robbed and left in a park in hawaii. >> plus, they're responsible for horrifying terror attacks in nigeria. now they have crossed the border. we have the latest on a new attack by boko haram. thank you, cable for the slower internet upload speeds. for fewer video on demand titles. thank you cable, because if we never
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away others were set free after a gun fight between boko haram and the cameroon military. soldiers say boko haram fighters used the hostages as human shields. they haven't said how many people died in the fighting. boko haram was behind a series of attacks in nigeria earlier this month that may have killed as many as 2,000 people. >> there was another series of raids in europe over the weekend to round up terror suspects but governments there say they are still on high alert. 40 people have been arrested across that continent in the last few days. people say they're still trying to break up terror networks and stop potential ah attacks. belgian officials are specifically looking for a 27-year-old man who they think has fought for isis in syria. they say he was behind a plot that was broken up last week aimed at killing police officers. top european investigators say these terror cells are only loosely connected which is rather different than what they've seen in the past.
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>> it's the not same as in the days of 9/11 when we had an identifiable command and control structure, something much more difficult now. moving rather insidiously in our communities and across the internet in particular. >> the european union leaders say they'll need have better cooperation with arab nations moving forward in order to truly take on terrorism. >> police in hawaii are trying piece together an unusual robbery case involving a professional athlete. golfer robert allenby says he was kidnapped from a bar beaten robbed and dump need a park. 43-year-old says he doesn't remember anything until he woke up surrounded by homeless people. one of them says she saw three men dump him there. he says someone had taken his cash credit cards and phone. police say they are looking into this report. >> to business on this monday. the market is closed today in observance of the mlk holiday. facebook continues to grow and
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now that that social media giant is looking for some more help. the company is more than a thousand job openings posted on its web site. positions include everything from sales to recruiting. and get this. facebook is also trying to push into new areas specifically with the use of drones. the company hopes to use drones to provide internet access in different or remote parts of the world. that means facebook is also looking for technicians engineers and flight test managers. there's a saying that the rich get richer and now at least one study is backing that up. the international aid agency oxfam says the richest 1 percent of people now control 48 percent of the world's wealth. it says if that trend continues at the current pace the wealthiest 1 percent will pass 50 percent by next year. that means 1 percent of the people will have more than the other 99 percent combined. the study gives several recommendations to world leaders on how to resolve that issue including raising the minimum wage and cracking down
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on people and companies that dodge taxes. >> it is time now for the "action news" traffic report on a monday but also a holiday. >> also a holiday not a lot of traffic but no shortage of problems out there. >> that's right. this is southbound 95 and here is the exit ramp to columbus boulevard. we have an accident here between these three vehicles and you can see the one vehicle is blocking the road so these vehicles are taking the shoulder around it. now, all of our other roadways are nice and clear. speeds are very high out there but some of the things that we're seeing in center city philadelphia and olde city philadelphia because of the march and rally out there. so market street is closed between fifth and eighth street. that will be out there for quite some time now so chestnut street and arch street are going to be your alternates to get around that and down in newark, delaware, westbound main street at academy street, we have a water main break so please keep that in mind if you're down in that area. taking a look outside, this is
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vine street expressway. this is broad street crossing over it. this is where the rally took place today as they walked across the vine street expressway and as you can see it's nice and clear right now. we were very backed up earlier today so if you're out there its smooth sailing now. taking a look at mass transit we have detours on septa buses. septa is running on a modified weekday schedule. we have new jersey transit running on a sunday schedule. we have detours on buses because of that rally and patco is running on time. back to you alicia. >> autumn thank you. on this martin luther king, jr. day one local civil rights icon is remembering the battle for racial equality. "action news" anchor monica malpass is live in the news room with this story. >> this is pretty special. edith savage jennings was an actual personal friend of dr. king and his wife coretta. she shared her memories today with our new jersey correspondent nora muchanic. jennings was the matron of honor at their wedding. coming up tonight at 5:00 she
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recalls her conversation with dr. king hours before he kind he made an unusual request. you'll find out what it was. plus in health check the dangers of sitting too long. ali gorman will tell us about a new study that shows even if you exercise sitting at your desk all day can still be harmful to your health and she'll have some easy solutions to help you get out of that rut. those stories and more coming up at 5:00. see you guys then, brian and alicia. >> we need to get a treadmill in here. >> stand up and get a stairmaster. >> we have a commercial coming up. melissa back with a complete look at the accuweather forecast. >> they were a huge hit in the 90's. now they're trying to make a come back. what they're asking fans to do to help make it happen. you're going to want to hear this one. >> we want to remind you to head to our facebook page and like the abc facebook page. it gives you access to all the top stories, weather updates breaking news and best and most currents viral videos. today it kept you posted on the mlk march and street
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>> ♪♪ >> hundreds of people took part in a mile long march to honor dr. martin luther king jr. in atlantic city today. many carried pictures of the late dr. king and posters with quotes from his many famous speeches. others held signs with antipolice brutality messages of we can't breathe and black lives matter. those of course are related to two police-involved shootings of two black men in new york and ferguson, missouri, not shootings, both of them but certainly police deaths there. time for a check of the accuweather forecast. >> let's go over to meteorologist melissa. >> a pretty shot. you can see it on sky 6 live hd down the snore atlantic city you can see a few breaks in the clouds and some sunshine for folks walking along the boardwalk there. you can see the steel pier in distance you have pretty
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chilly conditions if you want to jump in the water. we'll check out the numbers across the delaware and lehigh lehigh valleys. most sports are in the lower 40's. 43 in philadelphia, ac44, beach haven 42, north and west temperatures are in the upper 30's. 39 in allentown, 39 in lancaster and 44 degrees in dover. not much of a wind chill to talk about. winds are starting to relax a little bit. on satellite6 and action radar a few more clouds are starting to drift across the region. what we're tracking as we go throughout the day not tomorrow but on wednesday we're tracking a clipper system so there's a little bit of moisture right now breaking out across the upper midwest. this will just trigger more cloud cover across the region but off to the west this is what we're tracking. still get its act together, that will dive south and eastward and work its way into our region as early as wednesday. future tracker 6 showing you tuesday 2 o'clock in the afternoon that moisture still off to our north and west and it quickly races off to the south and east of that region affecting the delaware and lehigh valleys. so 3:30 in the afternoon on
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wednesday you notice that snowfall starting to break out for philadelphia. areas to the north and west so you have some mixed precipitation down across south jersey and delaware. you could see as the snow continues to advance that travel looks to be a little bit treacherous and starts to deter raider at least the weather conditions do at 9 o'clock in the evening on wednesday so that snow continues for the city. areas north and west and some mixed precipitation for south jersey, atlantic city, even some rainfall down in dover delaware. so, talk about what we can expect for wednesday. we're tracking afternoon and evening snow for most spots. light snow. this is going to trigger slick roads as well. slow for the evening rush home as well as we get into wednesday. for philadelphia and areas to the north we can find anywhere from 1 to 2 inches of snow. delaware and south jersey you can get a coating especially as the storm system wraps up on the backside. the call from accuweather for the rest of tonight, 23 in allentown for the overnight low, 30 in the city. 33 in cape may, partly cloudy. it is a brisk and cool. here's the four day after 4:00
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showing you on tuesday clouds and sunshine, a high temperature 43. wednesday afternoon and evening lighter snow, a high of just 35. on thursday rather cloudy, 40. it's chilly on friday with a high temperature then of 38 degrees. so, again a couple of inches here in the city but it's going to be a little tricky with the travel especially in the afternoon with that snow arriving guys. >> we'll keep watching. >> okay. >> thanks melissa. >> north philadelphia school bot got big makeover today with the goal of keeping kids from dropping out of school. volunteers from city year greater philadelphia painted dozens of murals around the william d. kelly elementary school. those paintings featured motivational sayings about education and profiles of celebrities that graduated from local high school and colleges. >> pretty awesome. >> we're buzzing next. >> one group very popular five time grammy award winning group and now they are looking for your help and your money to make their new album. i'll tell you all about it in the buzz. >> they want our money.
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>> time now for the buzz and fresh off his best actor oscar nomination bradley cooper's "american sniper" also made film history. the movie scored the biggest january opening. it's the biggest opening for a film by clint eastwood. when the tally comes in for the four day holiday weekend "american sniper" is estimated to bring in $105 million. the film is up for six oscars including best picture. in hasn't nor of dr. martin luther king jr. day many local theaters are hosting free screening of the film "selma." here's a look at some people in university city who spent their mlk day watching the best picture contender. the film chronicles a three-month period in 1965 when king led a campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition. they were a huge hit in the 90's. don't go chasing waterfalls,
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scrubs. they're trying to make a comeback but they need your help to do it. after more than a decade since their last studio album tlc is coming out with their fifth and final album and they're funding it using kick starter. the girl group says this is hang without a major record label this time and that it's what the people want. people have been asking them for a new album so they say having the people fund it reflects its changing times in the music industry. so if you want this album to happen you're going have to contribute a-brian. >> i don't think they'll have any problem raising the money. >> i think they're real coming a long way. >> thanks, alicia. still to come on "action news" at 4:00 today a bucks county woman is facing charges for chasing a child with a knife. how police found out about that alleged incident. >> and a pretty pick can cherry leads to an ugly controversy. why this selfie taken at the miss universe pageant is sparking an international incident. >> plus, sandwich citation. a georgia man is ticketed for doing something lots of us do every day eating while
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>> ♪♪ >> "action news" continues with meteorologist adam joseph alicia vitarelli shirleen allicott and brian taft. >> hello again. 4:30 now and "action news" continues to look at some of the delicious deals you can find at center city restaurant week. >> plus, the shake it officer.
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>> ♪♪ >> melissa magee has got some good moves. the story behind the local cop becoming a superstar for his caught on camera moves. >> plus a miracle on the highway. how a man survived being sandwiched in between those two semi trucks. >> but first it has been nearly 36 hours since a flash freeze led to death and destruction across the delaware valley from 76 to 476, dozens of cars, trucks and tractor-trailers smashed into one another unable to stop because of the black ice. though the roads may be cleared today life will never be the same for the families of three people killed in the chaos. or those who witnessed the carnage. "action news" reporter chad pradelli is live in king of prussia with more on the aftermath. chad. >> reporter: alicia many of
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the vehicles involve in the crash were brought here to jamison's together. talking with the drivers, they say it was a frightening ordeal and those that came out uninjured, well, they feel blessed. the chain reaction accident on the schuylkill expressway caught drivers off guard. as ron briggs vehicle began to spin, he prayed. >> i just hit the brakes, and started to spin, just grabbed the wheel, put my head up against the headrest and just said this is not going to go well. >> reporter: briggs was uninjured but his car was totaled. 30 others weren't as fortunate and were treated at local hospitals. 31-year-old eric blah -- blau was involved in the initial accident. he exited his vehicle. it would be a fatal move as another car slid into him. other drives tried to help blau. the chaos was captured on cell phone. >> watch the cars coming the other way. >> it's still surreal. i've seen the video several times and it's just -- it just seems like i can't believe
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that i was there. i've never been through anything like that before in my life and hope to god i never will be again. >> reporter: two hours later another others were die on the blue route. several vehicles collided and wedged underneath a tractor-trailer. >> felt like a horror movie. it didn't feel like it was really happening. >> reporter: his minivan came within 10 feet of hitting the tractor-trailer. he's a volunteer firefighter from middletown township. he says he began attending to the most severely injured jason anderson of dover delaware and thomas brennan of lansdale. both men would later pass away. >> i was with both of them for about 20 minutes trying to stabilize them and talk to them and -- >> reporter: were they conscious. >> they were in and out. >> reporter: and those drivers tell me that police, firefighters and emt's did wonderful work in the response to those crashes. i'm live in king of prussia
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chad pradelli, channel6 "action news." >> all right chad, thank you. ice might have also been to blame for a two-car accident in center city overnight. it happened near the intersection of 13th and vine just after 12:30. police say the driver went through a red light and hit another car. the force that of collision sent that other car onto the sidewalk. fortunately neither driver was seriously hurt. police, however, did have to close off the intersection until salt trucks could treat those roadways. what a mess it was yesterday. all across region. >> yeah, it really was brian and alicia. the good news is that temperatures this afternoon have been above freezing so we don't have an issue with that but we do have some things to watch for the rest of this week. so, we'll show you the picture outside. sky 6 live in hd we're giving you a nice shot of the ben franklin bridge on this monday afternoon. we did have sunny breaks earlier. otherwise looks to be mostly cloudy. temperature in the seventy three 43, winds out of the west at 9 miles per hour the wind chill at 38 degrees so
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numbers across the area, allentown 39 trenton 40, sea isle city 42, dover 44, wilmington 44. beach haven in the lower 40's. here's storm tracker 6 live double scan radar. these are the changes you a talking about. there's an area of low pressure a clipper system just to the west of grand fork. it's a fast moving system so by wednesday we're expecting some precipitation across the region some snow for the city, areas north and west and perhaps some mix south and east. so we'll go over all of the details, we'll show you future tracker 6 and talk about snowfall accumulation with that accuweather forecast. >> all right, melissa, thank you. of course you can always stay on top of the constantly changing weather situation at there you you'll finds storm tracker 6 radar, the latest video from our "action news" meteorologists and our collection of weather related photos and videos. >> as the nation pauses to reflect on the life and legacy of dr. martin luther king, jr., his daughter is calling for people to act out against
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injustice while remembering her father's message of nonviolence. for more on the demonstrations honoring the late civil rights leader we turn to abc's marci gonzalez live in new york for us now. >> reporter: alicia people nationwide are marking this holiday in so many different ways from taking part in demonstrations to attending reflective ceremonies as you mentioned while others spent today volunteering. across the country a day of service and remembrance. at this church in atlanta dr. martin luther king, jr.'s daughter and sister leading a ceremony honoring the slain civil rights leader on this holiday commemorating what would have been his 86th birthday. >> and i think it is my duty to be here ton honor him today. >> reporter: from coast to coast. >> ♪♪ >> reporter: marches and rallies carrying dr. king's message of equality, some tying that in with protests on over ongoing tensions between
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some police and black communities. >> we have to bridge that separation particularly society as a whole. >> reporter: in selma alabama, 50 years after police beat down demonstrators as they marched with dr. king for the right to vote this holiday weekend a symbolic unity march a-thousand families walking hand in hand with producers and stars of the film "selma." >> really is important chronicling of such an important movement for america a movement that is not over. >> reporter: others spending this holiday carrying on dr. king's legacy of service. he once said life's most persistent and urgent question is what are you doing for others and so many today are answering that with action. including president obama first lady michelle and malia who all spent part of the day volunteering at a boys and girls club. reporting live marcy gonzalez channel6 "action news." alicia back to you. >> marcy thank you. dozens pause to remember
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dr. king at the birthplace of liberty this morning. >> ♪♪ >> the united states coast guard academy cadet choir kicked off the 30th annual national bell ringing ceremony on independence mall. earnest evans better known as chubby checker and meredith l. henderson the north atlantic regional director of the alpha kappa alpha sorority served as the official bell ringers. >> classes were not in session but the halls were filled with students in the upper darby school district today. these kids were cleaning windows and otherwise sprucing up here at the high school as part of the district's martin luther king, jr. day of service commemoration. they were also treated to some inspirational words of wisdom from superintendent dr. richard dunlap. volunteers young and old helped spruce up the greater norristown police athletic league on harding boulevard today. this is one of many nonprofits taking parter in the national
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day of service. the annual events in norristown have grown to more than 800 volunteers from just 40. a bucks county woman is facing charges for allegedly terrorizing a child. this is 33-year-old virginia bushman. police say the warminster woman chased a 10-year-old with a knife last week. bushman was arrested after the child reported the incident to administrators at mcdonald elementary. even though the child wasn't hurt bushman has been charged with assault and making terroristic threats. she's being held on half a million dollars bail. two delaware men are behind bars facing more than 160 charges stemming from burglaries in newly constructed oren 58d homes. state troopers arrested 27-year-old kevin trotter and 48-year-old nathaniel gibbs after they were spotted in a kent county development. an investigation revealed that the men were allegedly involved in breaking into homes and taking at appliances.
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they face 161 charges of burglary, theft and criminal mischief. >> hm. >> still to come on "action news" at 4:00 we are dishing about some pretty delicious dining deals. >> and talk about incredible. two more inches he would have been dead. how a man survived being sand wimped in between two semi trucks. >> and later he really puts the beat in beat cop. a local officer unleashesies his inner taylor swift and winds up becoming an internet hero to millions. >> if you have not seen this guy, do yourself a favor and stick around. it's pretty awesome. >> yeah. >> plus, meteorologist melissa magee back with that full accuweather forecast when "action news" at 4:00 comes right back.
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car pileup. two trucks jackknifed and torn apart by the impact and look at that. that is caleb when it bee stuck in the cab of his pickup truck crushed by the trucks as they slammed together and to him it seemed to play out in slow motion. >> i turned right back closed my eyes and said a prayer that i would be saved and i do believe and i'm very firm in that and i just held onto the wheel as tight as i could tucked my head and just kept praying the whole time. >> those prayers worked because despite how this worked whitby was able to walk away from that accident and needed only two band-aids. overseas two drivers also escaped being crushed by not one, not two but seven trees. the gum trees tumbled into the road during a freakishly strong wind storm in australia. the man said he was debating whether or not to speed up and keep driving when the first industry fell. he decided to hit the brakes a
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decision that no doubt saved his life. >> we know driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is illegal but did you know that driving under the influence of mcdonald's is also against the law in georgia? a man named madison turner learned that lesson the hard way when he was stopped for driving with one hand on the wheel and the other on a double quarter pound are with cheese. the officer wrote him a ticket for "eating while driving." under cobb county distracted driver saying he watched turner enjoy that burger for two full miles. >> he said specifically three times you can't just drive down the road eating a hamburger. >> i may or may not have been there at some point. legal experts say because turner didn't cause an accident while eating that burger the citation is frivolous. turner plans to fight that ticket. that's crazy hm. >> my burgers don't last two blocks. the debate over the impact of salt in the diet a new study from emory university
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found no link between salt intake and heart disease heart failure or death among those over the age of 70. last year an international study said too much salt could be killing more than a million and a half people each year. doctors say salt is just one component in a healthy diet and processed foods and added shog gas may play just as big a role. does coffee keep you up at night? that age old question. there's a new coffee that claims to help you get to sleep. countering sheep coffee is not only decaffeinated it contains organic valerian root. it has taken off since the company was founded in 2013 and having trouble keeping up with demand it is available online and in a few stores though wal-mart now says it is expressing interest. >> here at the big board with the big tackier. the selfie snapped during the miss universe pageant sparking controversy.
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this is miss israel and next to her miss lebanon. two women from two countries that have frequently been at war. people at home are pretty angry with miss lebanon. they want her removed from the pagent just because of this picture. so, this is how she responds. posted a cropped version of the photo removing miss israel. saying she was cautious about being photographed with her and essentially miss israel photo bombed her. miss israel says this doesn't surprise her but it all makes her very sad saying why couldn't the hostile just be put aside for the few weeks that they are enjoying this opportunity of a lifetime. now to what some are calling a zune bowl scandal. last night the patriots beat the colts 45 to seven securing their spot against seattle in the upcoming super bowl but was it a fair game? today nfl officials are now investigating whether the patriots drained air from the
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football to make them easier to handle in yesterday's windy conditions. if the patriots are found guilty of ball tampering they could lose draft picks the. it won't affect their spot in the super bowl. today quarterback tom brady is laughing off all those allegations. this dover delaware, cop star has swiftly become a viral pop star thanks to his dash cam video of his epic lip sync to taylor swift's shake it off. the shake it officer's video is closing in on 15 million views on youtube. we love him. it's jeff davis. he has been with the department for 19 years and says he knows all the words to the hit song thanks to his 10-year-old daughter. but the moves i got to say i think they were all his own. we love the head nod and the mm-mm and when he pretends he's not jamming and waves to the people passing by and then resumes breaking it down. it's really the rap we find to be the most impressive.
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>> ♪♪ >> reporter: it does not get old and you know what, we aren't the only ones enjoying it. taylor swift herself took a look at this video and responded to him on twitter saying, lololo like laughing, laughing laughing. and he sure sure -- loving sass. >> coolest cop in delaware. would love to get pulled over by him. >> maybe not. >> let's get another check on the roads right now. autumn marreese is a in for matt pelman in the "action news" traffic center. autumn you have an update today. >> reporter: we do brian. we'll take a look at the schuylkill -- how do i follow that? these are the westbound lanes heading out of the city. we have an accident. it was in the left lane. they did have to stop traffic to get them off the shoulder.
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slowing things down a little bit. it is holiday after all so not too many cars on the roadway. taking a look at the big picture so you can see the speeds across the region nice and high, 55 miles per hour on 95, on the blue route, on the schuylkill expressway as you make your way out towards conshohocken so you couldn't ask for anything more. now down in olde city around independence hall we have the rally taking place so market street is closed between about fifth and eighth street. that's going to be out there for a little while so chestnut street and arch street is going to be your alternate to get around that. down in newark delaware westbound main street at academy street has a water main break taking out the right-hand lane and over to the vine street expressway we're nice and clear just a half hour ago but you can see here our westbound lanes are starting to back up a little bit. that's making your way up onto the schuylkill expressway. probably because of that accident on girard. back to you, guys. >> all right autumn thanks very much. >> that dover cop.
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>> can't shake it off. we love it. >> melissa magee has that exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast coming up. again?
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and see why verizon is ranked highest in customer satisfaction by j.d. power. call 1.888.410.4404 today. >> ♪♪ >> all right, meteorologist melissa magee joining us today and we're talking snow by midweek. >> yeah, that's right. so some changes by then and a couple inches are on the way. we'll talk about the details who is going to see that amount. we've got not a bad day outside. action cam was outside earlier this afternoon down the ben franklin parkway there looking at city hall. it's a mostly cloudy start to our monday. you can see the flags are gently blowing in the wind. not much of a wind right now. wind chill isn't terrible in the upper 30's. we'll talk about that as well. storm tracker 6 live double scan radar showing you it's dry across the delaware and lehigh valleys. picture is really going to change as early as wednesday as we track that clipper
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system that will affect our region. high temperature today 45 degrees 5 degrees above average. normal for us this time of engineer 40 degrees. a low this morning dropped down to 30 degrees and check out the record low. 5 degrees below zero, you remember where you were in 1994? i remember where i was. i was in california. nowhere near here, nowhere near 5 degrees below zero but i'm sure we all remember that chill. it's 43 degrees in the city right now, 30 in the poconos 39 in allentown, 41 in wildwood. 40 up in trenton. 42 in beach haven. the upper 30's in reading and lancaster. here's satellite6 along with action radar. it's mostly cloudy across the region so we're dry and quiet for the rest of tonight. we'll widen out the picture and what we are tracking is a clipper system that is still off to our west. you notice some clouds moving across the upper midwest and the great lakes. this system will bring us more in the way of cloud cover tomorrow for tuesday but the area of low pressure is still off into canada and the northern plain states. that dives south and eastward as early as wednesday and with that we've got changes on the
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way. here's the setup for you on tuesday, breaks of sunshine, moderating is temperatures as well. high temperature on tuesday and at 43 degrees and as we go throughout the day on wednesday we'll be tracking that clipper system that's going to work its way eastward. the clipper moves in and it will be slow going for the evening commute by wednesday with a high temperature of just 36 degrees. so expect snowfall as we go throughout wednesday afternoon and into the evening hours. for philadelphia really wilmington cutting up into areas in interior south jersey right through surf city and points to the north and west, we could find 1 to 2 inches of snowfall and then for south jersey and delaware, this is going to start out as some rain f-not some mixed precipitation. i think you get the possible coating on the backside of this storm system if the cold air is still in place and that cold air catches up with the moisture on the backside of this clipper as it depart toss our north and east. the call for the rest of tonight partly cloudy brisk and cold, 30 in the seventy three, 23 in the suburbs.
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on tuesday clouds and sunshine, a high temperature of 43. on wednesday afternoon and evening light snow on the way. give yourself extra time for that commute especially in the evening for the ride home, 35 by then. on thursday, rather cloudy and after 40 brisk, it's chilly but we're dry and sunny on friday 38. 40 on saturday with that storm. looking like it wants to stay to our south for the weekend. we'll watch that, though. 40. 42 on sunday, the uner 30's as we get into next monday. we'll be tracking the changes especially on wednesday. >> all right,. >> thanks melissa. >> you're welcome. >> we are saving with some delicious dining deals coming up right after this. >> ♪♪
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>> time to save with 6abc and we are dishing about dining deals. center city restaurant week is officially under way and you can sample roughly 130 of the
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city's finest eateries for the fraction of the bill. a brands new eatery at 19th and chestnut is one of the many restaurants on board. motor eateries are doing this, three course lunches for $20 or three course dinners for $35. george saab tino the chef owner at aldine is offering four courses for the same price, all that food for just $35. center city restaurant week runs from now through the 23rd. it's back again from the 25 through the 30th. organizers say it's a great way to get a great deal at your favorite restaurant or try something new. >> this is the a-list of restaurants in center city. so, if you haven't been, now is the time to go. and it's terrific deals a lot of these restaurants the entrees themselves would normally be $30 or $35 so you're getting a tremendous opportunity to try something
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new and save while you're doing it. >> now, on top of the dining deals you can also get free parking at some garages and discounts at others. we have details on all of this on and brian a great way to just make a reservation, go out every night. >> why not? good advice. thanks alicia. that will do it for "action news" at 4:00 today. to you nor alicia vitarelli shirleen allicott adam joseph and melissa magee i'm brian taft. i hope you'll join us for a full hour of news on phl17.
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>> ♪♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with jamie apody meteorologist cecily tynan rick williams and monica malpass. >> ♪♪ >> law enforcement continuing their investigation into multiple shots fired this weekend near the delaware home of vice president joe biden. now the bidens were not there at the time and the gunmen remain a mystery. monday night rick is off sharrie williams joins us and the big story on "action news" is the latest on that gunfire outside our nation's vice president's home. >> the incidents is being
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treater as a potential threat butter despite the gunfire biden still spoke today at a martin luther king day breakfast in wilmington. investigative reporter wendy saltzman joins us live from there delaware news room with the latest on the shooting investigation. wendy. >> reporter: no suspects have been identified in that potential shooting near the biden home. in fact, the vice president himself during that mlk speech today made no mention of the incident. now, federal authorities are telling us this may have been a drive by shooting but it could have been something as minor as a couple of kids playing with a gun shooting behind biden's house. >> all minorities, no matter what the neighborhood have a right to be treated with respect and with dignity. (applause). >> reporter: vice president joe biden today honoring civil rights icon martin luther king made no mention of and showed little concern about his own safety. on saturday night around 8:25 authorities tell "action news" a secret service agent standing guard at the


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