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the bed. >> an early morning explosion jolted away a quiet center city street. right now police are trying to figure out who hid an explosive device in a piece of mail targeting a homeowner on pine street. the big story is the explosion investigation just blocks against rittenhouse square. just hours ago officials ruled out innational terrorism has the motive. sara bloomquist is live with all the details. >> reporter: rick and monica, it's atf and fbi and postal specter and philadelphia police and bomb squad and homeland security all working in concert now to figure out who the person or persons is behind this explosive device, they say they have not seen a device quite like this one in this area before. they are confident that it was intended for the man that opened the envelope detonating the device and sending shrapnel flying causing serious injuries.
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philadelphia police sponed to 1808 pine street at 4:00 this morning. they found the 60-year-old victim suffering from wounds to his face torso and left hand. there was an explosion when the victim opened an envelope that he thought was medication he receives through the mail. >> it was a substantial detonation. >> about ten neighbors were evacuated as were guests at a nearby bed and breakfast. >> obviously i had the concerns to clarify what the situation really was. >> a lot of bright lights that is pretty weird for 5:00 in the morning. >> investigators say that the envelope was addressed to the victim and intended for him although they don't know why. the victim was out of town and it's unclear when the parcel arrived and whether it came to
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the mail or whether it was placed at the address. we have to operate under the premise there was a possibility it went through the mail but we don't know that right now. >> for most of the day the block remained blocked off as investigators looking for includes. they are asking for the public's help. >> it's not everything we see in our city here. i assure you no expense will be spared and we'll use every available resource to identify the person responsible for this violence crime. >> reporter: the victim's roommate was also home at the time but was not injured the envelope and device is sent to atf headquarterers in virginia with inspection with priority status, the postal specter is working to track the bar code that was on the piece of mail and the victim did undergo surgery and is recovering at jefferson university hospital in stable condition. i'm sara bloomquist, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you.
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philadelphia police want to know how a body ended up in the woods in northeast philadelphia. that body was found this morning by a man walking his dog along brook view drive. the person is african-american a man in his 30s and found half clothed. pennsylvania state police are asking for your help identifying a woman found in ridley creek state park on thursday. it's reconstruction of what officials believe her face would have looked like, three rings, two backpacks and two pairs of shoes and two pill bottles were among the items found near her. they believe she died in 2014. pennsylvania's new attorney general released what could be the final report on controversial emails found on state government servers but it's not the bombshell envisioned by former attorney general, kathleen kane when she launched the investigation a year ago.
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>> bruce beamer says the report ordered by kathleen kane found no wrongdoing by judges and prosecutors. >> the question of whether or not there is some systemic old boys network around the state that is creating these kinds of problems, the report did not really address that. that said the report found hundreds of offensive emails, 51 people including three sitting judges were identified. the judges shared them only with family members not with anyone in the judicial system. >> we forwarded them to the judicial conduct board for any action they deem appropriate. >> but beamer decided not to publically name any names, blocking out identifying information about what was released because some of the search messages were flawed. a computer app used to find
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race, sex and religion found other emails, about one inquiring about the lack of an invasion to a network of women diagnosed with breast cancer that shared with emails with a phrase used for self detection of the disease. they were flagged address inappropriate. >> apparently inappropriate emails were sent by two police chiefs and a member of the legislature. they looked at 6.4 million emails and cost the taxpayers about $400,000. in harrisburg, john rawlins, channel 6 "action news." >> it was a record breaking rally on wall street today. the dow jones industrial average closed 19,000 points the first time it hit that level. it hit.sixth record high close since the election two weeks ago? >> the dow closed 67 points and
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the nasdaq up 17 patient .5. at least five children were killed when the bus flipped on to its side hitting a pole and a tree yesterday afternoon in chattanooga. tonight six children remain hospitalized. we are live outside of that hospital in tennessee with more on the investigation. >> reporter: that is right rick, 12 children are still here at the hospital but six are in the intensive care unity and police say they have charged the driver with vehicular homicide and reckless endangerment and more charges are likely. new details allege that the driver of this mangled school bus was speeding, causing 24-year-old johnthony walker to lose control and swerve to the right and then the left and
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overturning and then crashing into a telephone poll and then a tree killing five children at the scene the youngest in kindergarten. >> a horror story a total tragic scene. we saw the children some of them escaping through the roof hatch. >> according to school officials, 37 children from this chattanooga elementary school were on the bus. the school open today with counselors on hand for so many still in disbelief. >> it's so sad. >> there are no words. i have no words. >> how can you explain this? >> you can't explain this. >> i thought maybe they could explain it differently than i can. >> investigators are now in tennessee to get to the bottom of this. >> we'll look at the totality of this situation to try to determine what caused this and try to make recommendations to prevent it from happening again. >> police revealing so far a warn is issued to remove the
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black box and video cameras from the bus for clues and waiting for blood test results from the driver. >> and as the children continue to recover here, abc news learned today that the driver was involved in another crash just two months ago and ntsb officials say that incident will be part of their ongoing investigation. live in chattanooga, tennessee, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. new at 5:00, there are toys still be sold online that were recalled because of potential dangers to children. officials with the public childrens research group showed off the items at city hall. >> 2 million bean bag chairs like this one were called on december 17th of last year they were recalled after several cases where two children were able to open the zipper and crawl in and suffocate.
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that was after the pink paint right here on the b bar was found with elevated levels of led. >> find a link to the complete list of toys on our website at well, thanksgiving just two days away believe it or not and with the holiday season inching closer, amtrak is getting ready for the busiest week of the year. and amtrak was bustling with activity. they expect 750,000 passengers to use rail services to get to and from their destination and that means every car that amtrak owns will hit the rails this weekend and extra trains are operating along the northeast corridor and two days until the 6 abc dunkin donuts thanksgiving day parade the city is starting to take shape. the art museum steps are now decorated in white, green and red. and the parade is 1.4 miles long starting at 20th and jfk and making its way down the parkway and if you can't make it down to
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the parade route, join me, cecily tynan, karen rogers, adam joseph, alicia vitarelli and me for the parade here on 6 abc. will be fun. time for a check of the "action news" traffic report. matt pellman in the traffic center, how do we look with the parade of traffic going there. >> things that won't be fun. the parade on the blue route, a long slow crawl headed southbound from the schuylkill on down to this point at baltimore pike, doesn't look like much now but a major southbound accident one vehicle left and a police officer on the shoulder. the good news is, both lanes are open on the southbound route. bad news is it's a parking lot coming south of norristown to the scene at media. and delays from that are spilling on to the schuylkill expressway, the westbound side is a solid line from south
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philadelphia to conshohocken and 476, and a broken down bus blocking the ramp from the westbound to 30th street and a crash on the roosevelt boulevard northbound at f street. and one getting into new jersey on 42 southbound at 130, and buck county, watch for a crash at street road, use bristol road instead. it's a mess we'll check it again in the next half hour. >> thank you matt. more ahead on "action news" at 5:00. president-elect trump says a gop heavy hitter is back in the running for a cabinet position and the big name back in consideration for the trump administration. >> and the new study showing a healthy lifestyle could preserve brain function and prevent against a debilitating disease. there is a storm system out west that is on the move. i'll detail that when "action
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news" returns.
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health check tonight, dementia is affecting a smaller share of americans according to a new study out of michigan, researchers say that two key factors are causing the decline. ali gorman joins us with the
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details. >> there are millions of people with alzheimer's disease and dementia and this new study shows that the prevalence range has gone down and healthy living can help preserve brain function, dementia affects four to five million adults in the u.s. and their families. they found the prevalence rate for dementia dropped from 11.5% in 2,000 to 9% in 2012. dr. kenneth langa contributed to longer life spans but lower obesit obesity. >> and there say lower risk of having dementia than a 75-year-old 10 or 20 years ago.
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>> so the person's risk may be lower but the number is still expected to grow as baby boomers age. keeping physically fit and keeping the brain active may delay or prevent dementia. and in other news today from you in charge of cooking the turkey this thanksgiving, the usda has safety tips. don't wash the turkey if you cook it at the right temperature it kills bacteria but if you wash it it can spread the bacteria and always use a meat thermometer, and defrost in the refrigerator. make sure it reeds 165 degrees through all parts of the bird. >> watch the turkey in a washing machine and defrost it -- thank
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you ali. >> coming up tonight at 11:00, a "action news" has found eco-friendly land dryers could be harboring a dirty secret. >> did you ever wonder what was in these hand dryers? "action news" test the filth and grime to find out cha germs are lurking inside. >> that is gross. >> the bacteria you may be exposing yourself to that could make you sick. >> i have thought it was dirty down there when you stick your hands in there. >> see the results of our investigation only on "action news" tonight at 11:00.
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some montgomery county students are feeding they today as a prethanksgiving celebration. they packed the meal packages in bryn mawr today. and are delivering them to five locations in the area and they say that this enriches students too teaching them the spirit of giving. the 10-year-old tradition of feeding our veterans in old city. nick's bar and grill served tup. they gathered here for a holiday meal. the owner of knicks says he is
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happy to give back to our veterans. in delaware the governor elect got into the giving spirit today. representative john carnie participated in this year's annual turkey drive organized by nor enterprises and youth incorporated. they helped to give turkeys to seniors in need fore30 years, they hope to give away more than 3,000 turkeys and feed 30,000 families across the state of delaware. speaking of turkeys, two birds get a special pardon from president obama. this year's turkeys are tater and tot. you can vote on social media. both will be pardoned and living a comfortable life at virginia tech university. and this is president obama's final turkey pardoning ceremony. >> still to come on "action news" at 5:00, we'll check out the forecast for you. looking live outside.
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sky 6 hd showing you the center city skyline on tuesday night. cecily tynan has the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast when we come right back.
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nist misties of the ocean are and veiled today --
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gifts and tal ened students from the dr. joanne miller school in egg harbor township. time to check the accuweather forecast at the "action news" big board. >> cecily tynan has a look at the forecast. interesting now until friday. >> it's cold tonight and then a little bit unsettled for the end of the week. we are live right now sky 6 hd snapshot overlooking reading at the pagoda, a quiet scene here that was not the case late last night. 50 acres at mount penn and it was contained at 3:00 this morning. and the winds were beginning it diminish. winds 10 to 20 miles per hour. feeling like 39 in philadelphia and 33 in trenton and feels like 28 degrees in allentown and satellite 6 along with action radar showing the strong high pressure will be building right over us tonight. what this means the winds finally diminish.
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after three gusty days, we have clear skies and low humidity and so temperatures are going to nose dive, this will be the coldest night so far this season, philadelphia so far this season dropping below freezing down to 30 degrees and allentown down to 23 and reading 24 and cape may down to 33 degrees, future tracker 6 showing tomorrow we wake up 7:00 in the morning, it's cold. 32 degrees and we'll see loads of sunshine temperatures still a little bit below normal. by 3:00 reaching a high of 49, normal high this time of year is 54 and temperatures dropping down to 44 by 7:00 and we'll see clouds building in late in the day ahead of a storm system. future tracker 6 showing that if you travel tomorrow, the northeast, southeast we are look agent dry conditions, the problem for travelers will be in the midwest. chicago rain tomorrow afternoon, and anywhere north of minneapolis is where you will be seeing snow, that system will be
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heading to the east and bringing us clouds and the possibility of a few scattered showers for thanksgiving. your thanksgiving day, this graphic makes me hungry look the the steam coming off. i'm starving now mostly cloudy with the possible of a few scattered showers and 8:0043 degrees and not too cold for the parade and noon 49 and 3:00, 52 degrees as you drink all of that steaming hot turkey. it looks really good. increasing clouded late in the day tomorrow, not all that windy, 49 degrees, thursday for thanksgiving, mostly cloudy skies and possibility of scattered showers and not a washout. 52 degrees. on friday the clouds roll in afternoon showers ahead of another front 56 degrees and behind the system is breezy and high of 54 on saturday, and we'll let you know what to expect next week in the accuweather forecast. >> thank you cecily.
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more "action news" we'll be right back.
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"action news" continues with meteorologist, adam joseph, jaime apody, rick williams and monica malpass.
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>> hello again, here is what is happening on "action news" tonight. president-elect trump continues to vet his choices for top positions in the administration while reportedly re-evaluating promises he made on the campaign trail. and fire companies from several different counties battle a brush fire in delaware and a local mother and daughter that knows what it means to go without are sharing their story of inspiration with others this season. and president-elect donald trump is strongly considering a cabinet position for dr. ben carson and weighing in his campaign pledge to go after hillary clinton. he sat down with the "new york times," a conversation he previously canceled. lana zach is live now with more on that. >> reporter: good evening rick, the president-elect will make his way to mara lago without formal announcements for cabinet
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positions or how to disentangle himself from businesses. >> now dr. ben carson seems to be back in consideration. >> i am seriously considering ben carson as the head of hud and rudy giuliani declined to weigh in on his desire to be part of the administration. >> i am not weighing in on what i am interested in and what the president-elect is mulling over. >> he is maybe backing down from his pledge. >> there is a tradition in american politics after you win an election you sort of put things behind you and i would also be support he of continuing the investigation. >> the president in this country does not have the power to decide who is under criminal investigation. one of the many topics mr. trump discussed with the "new york times"? >> the president-elect reportedly saying it's not
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something he feels very strongly about. and they live tweeted their meeting and among other topics climate change that he says is connected to humans and the atl right he says he is disavowing. >> it's not yet clear how the irs will deal with that disclosure. >> thank you. meantime, great britain says the figure head of the brexit movement will not be its ambassador to the u.s. president-elect trump wrote on twitter that he could do a great job as ambassador but the spokesperson says that the uk already has their representative in washington. it's unheard of for any u.s. officials to suggest to allies
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who their ambassadors should be. >> governor pat mcrory's campaign has filed for a recount in his close race, the race between mccrory and ray cooper is down to 6,000 votes and the trailing candidate is entitled to a recount if the margin is less than 10,000 votes. world news tonight with david muir will have more on the political scene including the latest move to fill in his administration. you can watch that following "action news" at 6:00. in other news, fire companies from chester county and newcastle county, delaware are battling a brush fire and burning in the mount cuba center a nonprofit botanical garden, firefighters were called to the scene and called in fire tankers after that. smoke could be seen for miles, it's not clear what sparked the
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fire. the search is on for the suspect that torched a car in montgomery county and touched off a minor brush fire it was discovered in chester park near houston street. it spread to a tree trunk and dry brush in the area. nobody was injured. a crash between septa bus season car ended up with the car backed into a house in olney this afternoon. officials told "action news" that the 26 and car hit, and two people on the bus reported minor injuries and one person in the car was also injured. a brazen thief targeted a north philadelphia dollar store not once but twice. and now meets want your help tracking him down once again, they want his help for the dollar store. take a look they say that the same man walked into on the seventh and then the ninth and tried to take items without paying for them. in both cases the worker tried to stop the man and was
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threatened by a gun. >> in the meantime, from our delaware newsroom a piece of road equipment overturned in newcastle this afternoon causing a backup on southbound 95 this was the scene at noon shortly after a del/dot front loader tipped over on the side of the road. they brought in other equipment to bring the other vehicle right side up. >> thanksgiving may be two days away and people in philadelphia rolled up their sleeves and stokes the fires for an annual turkey day tradition. they hosted their luncheon for 1,000 residents, and inviolated people from the district and those that helped people with intellectual disabilities. 6 abc's annual food drive is underway and all month long we are sharing stories of our neighbors in need. matt o'donnell reports that
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hunger has a huge impact on our children with one in three in our area living in poverty. >> they say that some americans are one money away from being hungry or homeless. >> hey guys -- >> veronica hudson is a senior honor student at upper darby high school that founded a club that tackles social issue, hunger deeply impacts her and mer mother. >> ever since her father died suddenly of a brain aneurism. >> he passed in 2009 and i am struggling every since. >> melanie turned to philabundance ever since. >> we had a lot of raman noodles. when melanie's husband passed he had a good job with benefits and found herself a single mother unemployed. >> i cried and had several
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emotions from anger to hurt to despair and confusion and what will i do? she went back to school and works with special needs children. >> i just can't live off the salary and it was compounded by glaucoma in her left eye. >> i'm going blind at the same time. >> she enrolled at eastern university where she just graduated. >> hunger means more than an empty stomach. both mother and daughter are determined to make life better for the other. >> melanie has faith that their luck is about to turn. >> the possibilities are limitless. >> don't know but i'm on the path of something great, i can feel it. if you want to help people like melanie and her daughter get back on their feet. go to and see how you can connect, share and give this holiday season. >> very important. time to check the traffic scene out there as well. >> reporter: that reminds you we
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have a lot to be thankful for but we are not thankful for the ride home. check out the schuylkill expressway westbound side a parking lot, the whole way from south philadelphia through this point approaching the boulevard and the whole way out to conshohocken and the blue route. there was a crash on the southbound side of 476 at media and got cleared off to the side a long time ago but looking at miles of heavy southbound traffic with speeds in the teens on the blue route and those delays are spilling back on to the schuylkill expressway. a crash on the roosevelt boulevard northbound to f street that is gone and the one
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. president obama (ed the top civilian honor to 21 people that impacted our society from artists to actors to athletes
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and more. >> this artist saved his roles for reelect a good man. the best title you can have. >> the president had kind words about tom hanks and singer diana ross and bill and melinda gates also received the medal of freedom and also honored was michael jordan and kareem abdul-jabbar. >> how is how great he was, 1967 i spent a year dominating college basketball and the bans the dunk. >> ducis is here with sports and the eagles trying to turn things around this sunday.
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they got an extra day to work on this game coming up. the eagles lost five of their last seven days and things are a bit out of whack and the green bay packers are coming into the link wednesday night. wentz threw one intersection in his first five games in the nfl and six in the last five games. >> the way to get him back on track is i have to do a better job with the run game. we have to handle the run better and manage it like we did in the atlanta game. that is for a young quarterback and i said all along you can't put 45 pass attempts on a young quarterback against that team in that stadium. are you doing him a disservice. >> and 6 abc will be the place to be. in addition to carrying the game at 8:30 we'll have a pregame
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special countdown to kickoff and stay with us immediately following the game for our post game report here on monday. >> the flyers are in florida to face the panthers, steve mason is in net. the start of a three game road trip for the flyers and both are against very good teams. after tonight the flyers visit the tampa bay lightning. >> it doesn't matter who you play, it's always a grind. so just have to make sure we play good defensively. and i'll use the hockey cliche and put in the put to the net and hit a lot of traffic. >> the sixers are off tonight and they host the memphis grizzlies tomorrow. they have won four in a row at the wells fargo center. last night the sixers made it back to back wins since march of 2015.
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joel embiid had 23 points and the sixers knocked down 11 three-pointers in all. college football, temple faces east carolina saturday night in the regular season finale. the scenario is simple. if the owls win they are back in the conference championship game. they stand at 8-3 and the owls have reeled off five straight victories and won five straight at home but none of that will mean anything if they don't take care of business saturday night. >> we know this is the biggest game it's the next one, if we lose we can't go to the conference championship. we have to focus on ecu, you can't allow that. anything from an outside protection to allow yourself not to play well. we have go in and handle business. >> we'll have more on this when coach matt rule joins us for temple play book saturday morning at 9:45 here at 6 abc.
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we'll hear from coach rule coming up next hour. >> thank you. some brave folks chilled out for charity at the philadelphia zoo today some participants gather at the polar bear exhibit where the oldest bear coldy locks lives and they took a preten plunge, it happened into two weeks at temple university. that is when 300 swimmers take a dip in an outdoor pool for charity. fios is not cable. we're wired differently. that means incredibly fast 150 meg internet for the holidays. so in the 3.7 seconds it takes gary watson to beat the local sled jump record, fly, gary, fly. ...his friend can download 13 versions of the perfect song... ...his sister can live stream it... ...while his mom downloads how to set a dislocated shoulder. get 150 meg internet with equal upload and download speeds,
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tonight one celebrity are walk away with the mirror ball trophy on the season finale on "dancing with the stars." we are down to three contestants, laurie hernandez and former detroit lions receiver, calvin johnson jr. let us know who you think will win in our "action news" quick poll head to or to the 6 abc app to vote. the two hour finale starts at 9:00 here on 6 abc. meteorologist, adam joseph, is here with the thanksgiving day forecast that is shaping up better than we first thought. >> there are clouds around and a shower and it's a whole lot worse. travels for tomorrow and we look at stormtracker 6 live double scan flawless today and a little bit of wind and it was a lot
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less intense today than it was the last 48 hours, not tracking anything precipitation wise or throughout the day tomorrow. windchills though they are down a bit. 39 in philadelphia, and 33 in trenton and only in the upper 20s in the lehigh valley. and 13 in mt. pocono and the feels like temperature did hit the low 40s this afternoon now backing off into the upper 30s. high pressure is in control right now, you can see the clouds fall ago part once the sunsets and the lake-effect snow machine finally shut off in new york state there as the clouds break apart. we have a new system that is now developing between wichita and omaha, you see a spin there, bringing precipitation in the form of rain for omaha, st. louis on the brisk of chicago and it bumps into the colder air and snow near minneapolis. this is the travel trouble spot in this part of the country for the day tomorrow. for tonight winds continue to
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diminish, down to 5 to 10 miles per hour in a few hours. and cold efgt night so far this fall season dropping back to 23 in the lehigh valley. and 40 for philadelphia, the first time we have gone below freezing in philadelphia this fall. and then tomorrow back up into the upper 40s a little seasonable. here with high clouds and a decent amount of sunshine and in and around the city of philadelphia, similar number, 49 degrees and light winds from the west northwest, 4 to 8 miles per hour. and one more stop to the shore. temperatures there around 50 degrees, really a nice day sunshine and just a few clouds and a light breeze. if you travel here tomorrow anywhere from the i-95 corridor up through new york city to boston a green light. same thing south to richmond and same thin on the pennsylvania turnpike to pittsburgh, not only to get to the ohio valley that you'll encounter the rainfall. a little caution there on interstate 80 westbound. future tracker for thanksgiving,
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the clouds move in and system arrives and weakens here and a couple of showers passing through by the end of the parade on thanksgiving and that continues into part of the afternoon hours, we are looking at less than a .10 inch of rain and there is very little amount of rain if you head to the parade bring rain gear in case some showers speed up in timing and winds from the east-southeast, balloon handlers no problem temperatures in the middle to upper 40s. the exclusive accuweather forecast 40s for one mar day, sunny tomorrow and clouds come in and temperatures bounce back up into the 50s with a couple of showers, same thing friday and another system with showers in aft into and and sets up for a beautiful weekend, on the breezy side 52 to 54 and clouds on increase monday and looks dry for the eagles game on monday night football and a sizable system in the midwest on tuesday
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and floods us with warmth and rain and temperatures of 60 degrees not a dry holiday but not a soaking holiday. >> not a snowy holiday. >> it could get way worse. speaking of the parade we have everything you need to know about this year's thank gaving day parade at find out how to win great prizes while are you watching and get a look at the special guest on the parkway and check out the parade map and parking information find it all on sfoo well, thank giving is not just for humans and dogs like to enjoy a good holiday meal as well. "action news" is in hunting park as they delivered holiday goodies to shelters dogs at the philadelphia spca, more than 100 dogs were treated with roasted turkey, green beans carrots.
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for now the garden planters
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hold bright fall flowers but in the growing season they flourish with vegables and fruits. "action news" was outside of the leap academy school in camden where the students unveiled their planting boxes, the idea to provide something beautiful and functional. now jim gardner and the "action news" team are standing by with stories at 6:00. a package explodes injuring a man in center city. information on the device in the envelope. and a woman trapped in her car underneath a fallen tree and the person she still wants to thank for her rescue. it's a busy day in hamilton at the turkey farm people come to pick up the big birds for thursday. i'll have the story coming up. >> for rick williams and the entire "action news" team. i'm monica malpass have a good night. hair, strands always break off.
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"action news" delaware valley's leading news program. with ducis rogers, meteorologist, cecily tynan, and jim gardner. tuesday night philadelphia police officer sounders on charges of attempted murder and it's a wild sight as a bull tries to escape on i-95 through philadelphia. but the big story on "action news" tonight is a package bomb right in the heart of the center city philadelphia. it happened at 4:00 this morning on the 1800 block of pine street. police evacuated the surround g ing dwellings after a man opened up an envelope and it exploded
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causing injuries to his face hands and chest. "action news" reporter chad pradelli is live on the block where it happened but sara bloomquist is live at the office of tobacco alcohol and firearms. >> reporter: local officials consider this a high priority case, investigators tell us they have not seen or dealt with an explosive device quite like this one in this area before. they feel confident that this envelope was intended for the man that opened it detonating the device sending shrapnel flying and causing serious injuries. it was just before 4:00 this morning when philadelphia police responded to 1808 pine street. they found a 60-year-old man suffering from injuries to his face, torso and left hand. there was clear there had been an explosion that happened when the victim opened an envelope he


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