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actually melted cars that were parked across the street. new jersey correspondent nora muchanic is live at the unit block of weinberg place in trenton. nora, what's the latest there? >> reporter: jim, the cause of the fire is still unclear but the damage it did is not. it effectively wiped out an entire side of the block here and what it did was it left nothing behind, a row of burned out houses that are damaged beyond repair. this is what it looked like this morning when a fast moving fire spread through a row of homes on weinberg place in trenton destrnine houses. >> i kept smelling something and when i looked to the window it was my neighbor house was on fire. >> i lost everything. i got -- i -- my life is -- is good. my family -- my husband is okay. >> reporter: mutual aid call was put in and firefighters from area towns joined the trenton fire department trying to fight back the flames. they were delayed by live
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downed power lines in the street. utility crews were called in to cut the power and gas. that delay along with the fierce winds blowing helped the flames to spread. >> the wind can be a factor. a lot of houses were connected with a common area above the second floor to the ceiling that is an open area. >> reporter: let me give you an idea of the intensity of the flames. these cars were parked across the street. right now there's nothing left of them just the shell. two people were injured. the red cross is assisting 28 people from nine families who have been displaced. >> i can replace all the clothes, all the tv's. >> reporter: angelica was with other fire victims today in the storefronts attached to the nearby cosmo market where they were meeting the red crs. neighbors have already started collecting things to help them angelica has lost everything including irreplaceable pictures of her son. >> what hurt me the most is when i went back and his bike
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on the porch is completdestroyes when it hit me. >> reporter: back live now pse&g crews are working to clean up the streets after shutting off all of the utilities along here. jim, there is a very close eastern european communities here that is helping each other. neighbors complained of squatters who were in the house where it's believed the fire started. that's something in investigators are looking at as they examine the rubble this afternoon and we're told that will right now they are preparing to knock the row homes down, the nine hoe roams probably -- nine row homes probably within the hour. i'm nora muchanic channel6 "action news." >> a blaze in gloucester county injured seven people early this morning. firefighters were called to the 700 block of mehorter boulevard in woodbury at 3:30 a.m. witnesses captured video of the flames that shot 10 to 20's feet above the roof. look at that picture. ian picking was sleeping in the basement at the time. one of his roommates had to
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jump from a second story window to safety. >> guy across the street and stuff was falling down. >> the massive flames damaged three homes and a number of one customer was injured when a driver crashed into a mcdonald's restaurant in newark, delaware, this afternoon. it happened just after 2:00 p.m. at route four and harmony road. officials haven't said how badly the customer was hurt. license and inspections responded to determine the status of the building. the mayor of upland borough is in big trouble with the lawton night. he has been charged with drunk driving and leaving the scene of an accident. "action news" reporter vernon odom is live at upland borough hall and vernon this has not been a good weekends for mayor michael cia ch. >> reporter: you display your gift for understatement here. the mayor of upland borrow has been avoiding "action news" and much of the media for several days now. there are many questions he doesn't want to have to
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answer. >> he was moving show. i think he thought he was getting away fast but he wasn't. >> reporter: melania wright describes the behavior of the man who slammed into her father's parked suv and another vehicle around 3:30 friday morning on 22nd street in chester. it turned out to be this man, police say michael ciach. he was arrested about a block away and they caught him as saying yes i had beers while i was playing pool. in their affidavit of arrest police say he wreaked of alcohol and struggled to stand up straight. one of his long time neighbors in brookhaven is shocked. >> i've never known him to be, you know, a bad person at all. i've known his whole family, so, you know, it's a surprise to us. >> reporter: he was arrested and charged with were dui and leaving the scene of a smash
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up he caused. no court date lab set. no one answered the door at his long time home on 11th street in book brookhaven none one saw him around the borough hall where he's a long time political fixture. jim, the the mayor a republican recently lost his bid for a seat at the statehouse in harrisburg. so far today again no comment from him. chester police did find a loaded handgun in his car, a classic revolver. apparently he does have a license to carry. no charges have been filed in that area. live in upland borough delaware county, i'm vernon odom channel6 "action news. jim. >> thank you vernon. the man accused of sexually assaulting six sisters waived his preliminary hearing today and will head to trial. lee kaplan made a brief appearance this morning in bucks county court to face charges related to five of his alleged victims. his attorney says kaplan denies any wrongdoing but
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waived his hearing because he doesn't want to make the alleged victims testify during the holidays. prosecutors say he fathered two children with a 14-year-old girl and sexually assaulted five of her siblings who were gifted to him by their parents. new jersey spent years getting rid of them but penndot now says they may be the intersection of the future in pennsylvania. they are the small traffic circles or the round abouts. "action news" reporter john rawlins has that story. >> reporter: the yellow sign with its circling arrows a warning a round about a small traffic circle is ahead. >> the initial inclination is for someone to say why are you building a traffic circle? didn't we get rid of those. >> reporter: experts say round abouts are not like the large infamous traffic circles of old. their small size means they must be navigated slowly. also incoming traffic is to yield to traffic already in the circle. making once dangerous intersections safer places. >> correct.
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in 2008 there have been two reportable accidents within the round about. and they've been minor. >> reporter: this one is in lower frederick township montgomery county. the goal to mix route 73 and 29 traffic without stopping it. in a round about, going straight or right is pretty simple. going left or making a u-turn more involved but ideally still doesn't require stopping. initially someone some were skeptical a round about would work here but now -- >> i like it. there's no traffic signal so it's easy just to go around. >> i believe it slows traffic down for one thing and makes for a safer travel believe it or not once everybody gets used to the pattern. >> reporter: give me your assessment of the circle. >> i don't like. >> reporter: the problem robin moyer says some unfamiliar drivers don't understand the pattern. >> when you're in the circle people are supposed to yield to youon't. they just come in it the which they're not supposed to do. >> reporter: and that makes for trouble. >> yes in my eyes because that's going to cause an accident. >> reporter: moyer says in
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theory she likes the idea. she hopes as pennsylvania builds more of them more erstand how to approach them. the u.s. has about 3,000 round abouts and safety studies show they can cut injury accidents by as much as 75 percent over conventional intersections. in that ziglerville montgomery county, john rawlins channel6 "action >> small businesses along the underground railroad route in wilmington delaware are getting a boost just in time for the holidays. congresswoman elect lisa blunt rochester joined wilmington's mayor elect purzycki to announce today a new walking tore that highlights the many small businesses along the city's lower market street corridor. and the by way bucks program which gives discounts was that coup ponce to shop ertz has also been expanded to includes downtown wilmington businesses. coming up on "action news" tonight the stage is that getting set for the 6abc thanksgiving day parade. we'll slow you the transformation taking place along the ben franklin parkway. and the eagles react to
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that tough loss yesterday in seattle. ducis rodgers with more on the day after. cecily. >> after two days of almost feeling like summer a rude awakening. temperatures only in the 40's and feeling a lot colder with the winds. i'll let you know when more seasonable air returns and have a look at thanksgiving in the accuweather 7-day forecast. >> those stories on more when "action news" continues tonight. >> ♪
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>> we are coming up fast on thanksgiving n philadelphia that means the 6abc dunkin' donuts thanksgiving day parade. this is when the work turns feverish to get everything and everyone ready for the big day
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on thursday. let's go live to walter perez. walter how are things checking out? >> reporter: well, jim, despite the wind, things are going quite well today. some of the finishing touches being put into place as we have only three days to go before we have a whole lot of fun here on the parkway. it is a philadelphia event like none other, the 6abc dunkin' donuts thanksgiving day parade is now a 97 year tradition. earlier today we caught up with some of the professional dancers you'll see on thursday morning. they were perfecting their routines inside the sheraton in center city. staging manager robby mackey says the final days of preparation are fun but nerve wracking. >> it's a crazy time when you're kind of working up to that very last minute and things get really wild and out of control but something happens when you go on camera and everyone kind of falls into place and yeah gives you a very rewarding feeling at the end. outside the art museum volunteers were setting up the
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bleachers and taping down holiday colored streamers up and down the steps. >> we have an incredible team an incredible staff. so, it's all the last minute we started rehearsals last week and everything is on schedule and track and we're ready to go. >> reporter: the one points 4-mile parade route steps off at 20th and j.f.k. to the parkway to the art museum. give you self plenty of time to arrive if you plan on being here in person. there will be no shortage of road closures along with a strong police presence for security. but whether you come into town or watch it on 6abc expect a spectacular show that will once again be capped off with santa claus officially kicking offer the holiday season. parade co-producer todd marcocci says he can't believe santa fits us into his busy special. >> santa is awesome. he has a really cool wife. pretty much whatever i ask santa to do for this parade he exit.
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that's because santa is awesome. there's ongoing construction on the parkway leading into the city that will not affect the parade route but if that's where you want to set up camp it may affect your view. either way all things kick offer at 8:30 on thursday and we can't wait to see you there. reporting live from the parkway, walter perez channel6 "action news." jim. >> walter, thank tau. one more time if you're not heading down to the parkway, you can catch all the parade action right here on we urge you to watch rick williams cecily tynan and the other "action news" members live on the par ride -- parade route. the parade kicks offer at 9:00. new jersey state police are hoping more than -- helping more than 100 families celebrate thanksgiving. "action news" was in atlantic city this morning as troopers and volunteers boxed up meals at the pennsylvania avenue school. this turkey drive is now in its 12th year.
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>> yard stick game yesterday. eagles found out just how far
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they have to. >> oh yeah, they're short. a lot of self inflicted wounds in this game too. yesterday every story needs a villian every lose needs a goat. eagles fans have been quick to jump on receiver nelson agholor. birds probably were going to lose the game regardless but agholor was not good. called for an illegal formationalty. that negate add touchdown. he had another case of the dropsies. coach pederson says growing pains will happen. >> this is just me speaking. sometimes you have to take a step back in order to go forward. and sometimes that can help clear -- clear your head. maybe you have to see it differently, view it differently an conversations that he and i will have this week. it's the well-being of the player and the person for me than it is as him as an
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athlete. >> fans have been clamoring for paul turner. they get their wish. the eagles have activated the wide receiver from the practice squad. turner turned heads during the preseason when he led the team in receiving yards to make room on the roster cornerback aaron grymes was released. the birds left seattle way lot more than just a loss. they have a ton of injuries. right tackle halapoulivaati vaitai has a grade 2mcl strain. he's week to week. ryan mathews suffered an injury as well. eagles calling his status day to day. darren sproles came away way nondisplaced rib fracture. leodis mckelvin is in the concussion protocol. to basketball sixers may not be a hot team they're only three and 10 but they've been a hot team at home. the sixers are set to host the miami heaton night. sixers three victories all have come at home in fact they've won three straight games at the wells fargo center. the flyers are self evaluating.
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we're about a quarter of the way through the season and the flyers are stuck being a middle of the road hockey club. the team will be in florida tomorrow for back to back games against the panthers and lightning. flyers sit at eight-eight-three. coach dave hakstol wants more from his players. >> certainly not satisfied being a .500 team. you know, we've had some opportunities to push to the right side of that .500 mark. each time we've fallen back towards .500 so bottom line is we got to do a little bit better overall as a group and, you know, we have to look to the future to do that and future starts tomorrow. >> soccer news. injuring yen klinsmann is out fired as manager of the u.s. men's national team after five years at the helm. u.s. had a disappointing there is mexico and costa rica in world cup qualifiers earlier this month. finally tonight sounded like a freight train only problem this guy didn't hear
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it. during the players introduction to minnesota the sound guy is that trucked by viking. he probably thought it was a real life viking that a that ran him over. no word yet if he has to go through the nfl's mandated concussion protocol but he did stay in the game. >> warrior. >> tough. >> all right. >> you know those sound guys. three eagles players helped deliver thanksgiving dessert to kids at mastery charter school in south philadelphia. students cheered as jordan matthews rodney mcloud and caleb sturgis hauled in hundreds of pies. the pies were donated to support manna's thanksgiving by in the sky fundraiser. proceeds help manna provide meals for people battling life-threatening illnesses throughout the delaware valley.
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>> seven day accuweather forecast. meteorologist cecily tynan. >> jim, the winds will be easing gradually. >> good. >> during the day tomorrow. >> not until then. >> not until then. not much that's for sure. storm tracker6 live double scan showing at least we're not dealing with any rain or any snow like on saturday night we've got dry conditions out there and the action cam in fairmount park and watching the trees really blowing in the winds. we've got wind gusts close to 50 miles an hour today with a mixture of clouds and sunshine and tomorrow we will be keeping the winds but they won't be quite as strong. winds gusting up to about 35 miles per hour so there is going to be a wind chill factor in the morning at 7 o'clock it will feel like 25 degrees and then wind chills in the upper 30's by the afternoon so you still want to bundle up tomorrow
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despite the sunshine it is going to be cold. a look at the parade forecast and this is good news-bad news situations. the good news is it won't be windy. winds only five to 10 miles per hour. it will be for the most part dry. could have a scattered shower but the bad news is it won't be all that sunny. lots of clouds. temperatures, though, we've had some parades when we have temperatures in the 20's. temperatures generally in the 40's for the parade so you don't have to bundle up all that much but it won't be a bright and sunny day. wind gusts right now still very gusty. 39 miles an hour in philadelphia, 38 in lancaster, 26 in trenton. cape may 39 -- 30 miles an hour wind gusts so currently the wind chills dropping down into the 20's. so, you definitely do that wants to bundle up if you're heading out tonight. the reason why it's so windy yesterday and today we've got a very strong storm that's right over quebec and you can see it's really just spinning there and that's what's pulling down the wind out of the northwest. also, lake effect snow parts of new york state up to 3 feet
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of snow and it's still snowing there. tonight here, though, it will be dry, partly sunny and blustery and cold. 34 degrees in philadelphia. allentown 31. wilmington 30. cape may 36. but again, wind chills will be in the 20's overnight. for your tuesday, that low pressure still over quebec. high pressure building in so we still get that wind tunnel effect so that high of 48 degrees will feel more like 38 degrees with winds generally sustained 15 to 30 miles per hour. on wednesday, pretty nice weather as high pressure builds right over us. the winds will be light. temperatures still a little bit cool, 49 degrees, dry conditions, big travel day wednesday. if you are heading to the midwest, there will be some showers, could cause some travel delays and future tracker showing some of those showers likely will be moving in during the day on thanksgiving around 1:30 this is showing some light shower activity. most of the day, though, will be rain free. association the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast, still windy, still chilly
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tomorrow, 48 degrees. wednesday winds diminish 49. thursday for thanksgiving lots of clouds, again scattered shower possible, best chance early in the afternoon, 52 degrees. friday black friday for shoppers, clouds mixing with sunshine, 56 degrees. friday night into saturday weak system could bring us another round of some scattered showers. otherwise clouds and sun on saturday 54. sunday pretty nice partly sunny and seasonable, 52 degrees. and monday good weather for monday night football. partly sunny during the day with a high of 54. association still breezy tonight and tomorrow but the rest of the week looking all in all pretty good. >> thank you cecily. adventure aquarium helping to bring smiles to kids who need just a little bit of a helping hand. today they delivered shoe boxes filled with toys personal care items and school supplies to the 11th grace alliance church atco new jersey. donations are part of operation christmas child.
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abc's world news tonight with david muir is next on channel6. "action news" continues at 10:00 on phl17 with brian taff, sharrie williams adam joseph and ducis rodgers. and please join us for a special report at 11 o'clock here on channel six. we will examine the phenomenon of fake news. more and more americans are turning to social media is to get some of their news. and they're finding a flood of false headlines and false stories. we'll look at the impact of these fake stories and give you some help in determining fact from fiction. for cecily tynan, ducis rodgers and the entire "action news" team, i'm jim gardner. we hope you'll join us for "action news" at 11:00. >> ♪
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tonight, breaking news. just as millions begin to travel for thanksgiving, the major storm turning deadly tonight. the 40-car pileup. and now the new storm moving in right after, just in time for the holiday. also breaking, there is word coming in right now of a horrific and deadly school bus crash. reports of several elementary school children who did not survive. also, as we come on tonight, the earthquake and tsunami warning near the toque shia nuclear plant. the images coming in. the urgent manhunt after veteran officer in texas is shot and killed in an ambush. the surveillance video released late today. another officer shot while in his patrol car in st. louis. four officers targeted in 24 hours. and the new message late today from president-elect donald trump. the race to fill his cabinet. the very public jockeying for


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