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across the creejen, and ways to beat opiod addiction. that's a special report next. "action news," delaware valley's leading news program with jim gardner. >> thank goodness that's over. it was onehe worst evening rush hours in anyone's memory. the minisnowstorm came at just
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the wrong time and end of the week volume conspired to create chaos on the roadways. thank goodness that's over. >> friday night. the big story is cleaning up from the nuisance accuweather event. public utilities and private companies have the clearing roadways, putting down salt, clearing the delaware valley and protecting it overnight and into the morning. reporter dann cuellar is live in center city philadelphia. there are still potential problems out there. >> that's right, jim. it was something else out here today. after a wild and crazy afternoon and evening during rush hour, a number of traffic signals north of city hall are back in service tonight. the traffic chaos created by the lack of signal in the snowstorm
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proved a challenge for many motorists. it could not have come at a worst time. a number of traffic lights at city hall went down just after 3:00, right in the middle of rush hour and a snowstorm. it's a mess down here today. it's a mess, you know? >> the electrical problems caused gridlock on the ben franklin parkway. >> it's been horrible. i have been trying to get home for hours. >> and you're stuck. and your dog is an si too. >> we have been stuck for four hours. this is on top of the messy snowstorm that hit the tristate area. >> this school bus got stuck on the ice with kids onboard at 56
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and lebanon in wind field. >> it was ridiculous. >> was it? >> it was really ridiculous. my bus took five minutes. >> we were coming up from third and market. >> we were trying to sight see, but it probably wasn't a good day to do that. >> tonight, it's the calm after what seemed like the perfect storm. the storm long gone. wouldn't you know it? all of the traffic signals are working again. live in center city, channel6 "action news." >> thank you, dan. that was the mess on the ground tonight. let's get the latest from meteorologist adam joseph. >> it started this morning, 10:30, a few makes on the radar and the system exploded around the lunchtime hour, didn't last
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long but bad timing with the coastal system. as you can see at the present time, we are clearing the clouds out. when you look at the snow totals, you will say, that was it? again, it was all about timing. two and a half inches king of prussia. wilmington, two inches everyone getting about the same amount of fluffy snow this afternoon. temperatures are now falling to the teens, philadelphia, 15 and millville, the numbers stay cold overnight. the stars are taking over. temperatures averages 19-24 with icy patches. anything slushy is rock solid at this point. the winds pick up in the morning. we talk about a winter day tomorrow. a big warm up on the way to melt all of this away in accuweather. >> "action news" will be tracking all of the results, any fallout from the snow solute the
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weekend. they are on the air starting at 5:00. >> del delaware police shot and killed a suspect when a trooper was dragged during a traffic stop. authorities say the trooper was able to shoot and kill the driver as he was being dragged. the police officer was being released from the hospital minutes before we went on the air a three alarm fire montgomery county took three hours to bring under control. the fire, three alarms in montgomery county, it was stubborn, took three hours to bring under control, devastated the home as you can see. chopper 6 on the 400 block of plymouth road. one firefighter suffered minor injuries, authorities don't know what sparked the blaze. >> this week saw devastating
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loss in schwenksville, the loss of two young boys. the community's generosity came to the fore. trish hartman outside the schwenksville fire department tonight. >> organizers tell us $10,000 in cash, checks and gift cards were collected on the second night of the fundraiser for the luken family. family members spoke out thanking the community for overwhelming support. >> three uncles of the two little boys that lost their lives wednesday, were overwhelmed with gratitude. >> it's unbelievable. words can't express what everyone has done for us. >> the brothers of tracy lukens who lost her two sons in the devastating fire this week came
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to thank the community that wrapped their arms around them. >> they are trying to stick together. you have no idea how much they appreciate it. it's not going unnoticed. >> the fire started early wednesday morning. officials have ruled it accidental, caused by an electrical failure of an extension cord plugged in on the porch. the couple's two sons, 11-year-old brian junior known as l.j. and six-year-old parker didn't make it out. brian came from his home in north carolina as soon as he got the call. >> my kids were very close to their's, l.j. and parker. we are sad to see them go, but we are glad that the community is pulling for them. >> mobile crisis counselors were on hand after spending the day
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with l.j. and parker's classmates and teachers. >> it's hard to process, so we we encourage parents to let the kids process in their own timing. >> this was the last night for the fundraiser. donations are being accepted at any t.d. branch. a go fund me page has raised $296,000 from more than 5,000 donors. trish hartman, channel6 news. >> thanks, trish. best guess the house of representatives will vote on the tax reform bill tuesday, the senate also voting and chances of passage are extremely favorable. the child tax credit was
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refundable up to $1,400. senator mike lee working with rubio is now a yes vote as well as is senator bob corker. corker voted against the bill first time around in the senate because he said it would cause more vote. he will now vote yes. >> no surprises, the biggest part of the bill, the corporate tax cut 35 to 21%. the white house and republics in congress insist that, that will spur economic growth. many economists say don't count on it. a grand jury has issued its ruling on the death of a pledge at penn state. the report accused penn state officials of displaying a dangerous apathy and allowed dangerous events to occur. penn state says they have made efforts to combat drinking and hazing. >> a dozen indictments have been
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announced in connection with the correctional center at smyrna in february. 18 inmates in total are being held responsible for taking over the building result ping in the death of steven floyd. a lawsuit alleges that state authorities deliberately ignored security and staffing problems for years. an update now honoreesist flyers found at temple university this week. surveillance video has been uncovered of a suspect. it's believed that the person of interest posted the messages with the "n" word outside three buildings. >> galloway township police have arrested brazen thieves who stole from a toys for tots donation bin inside the township municipal building. 24-year-old uniquea and
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22-year-old yes22-year-old yessn into custody and all of the toys have been recovered. kenneth w. gray of pleasantville is wanted as a third suspect but has not been located. the trio took everything in and around the toys for tots bin worth several hundred dollars. >> real life grinch has confessed to stealing decorations from her neighbors. the ornaments kept disappearing. police have of video of the woman stealing the items and hoarding them inside her home. jim says his home has been hit three times. >> i was disappointed. i was losing faith in the neighborhood. >> i took the whole day to put
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my decorations up, and i came home and they were missing. i was upset. the christmas spirit was lost. >> police are working to return the christmas spirit and items to their >> police are giving parking tickets a break. recent violations must be paid dating back to 2013. if you haven't had any, there is a $50 amnesty for the program. mayor kenney must sign the bill. >> and recovery from addiction. reporter registered nurse allie gorman has treatments to battle the demons of the opiod
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epidemic. triple overtime thriller. jamie apody has the highlights from tonight's exhausting and exhilarating sixer's game. adam? >> the snow is over but the chill is on. feels like 11 in philadelphia, 10 in allentown and 12 in wilmington. temperatures are 10-degrees above normal in the seven-day forecast. we'll let you know when in the seven-day forecast. >> and a nuclear bailout. "action news" continues in just a minute. ♪ ♪ ♪
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♪ put a little love in your heart.♪ ♪ in your heart... ♪ in your heart... ♪ in your heart... ♪ in your heart. (vo) get zero percent financing for 63 months on select models, plus we'll donate two hundred and fifty dollars to charity. >> a federal judge in philadelphia ordered a temporary injunction over birth control pills. the trump administration wants to overturn an obama rule togiv. they want to opt out on the basis of religious or moral objections. >> opiod abuse and addiction is an epidemic. we know that. some say after beating it,
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staying addiction free takes all you have. there are therapies that can help. allie gorman has a look at options. >> matt kay is opener of float spa. the tub has he ten inches of war but is saturated with to make you float. people float for different reasons. for him, it helps him stay off drugs. he was battling an addiction to opiod painkillers that started after a car accident. he said float therapy is the most effective way to relax and
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meditate. >> >> this is a powerful point. >> gin don yang is an ak punctuationist. he says accurate acupuncture can help. it increases dopamine which helps to decrease cravings, and yang says it treats problems that may have led to addiction in the first place. >> acupuncture can help depression anxiety by regulating the images and biochemistry. >> another natural anecdote for depression is exercise. karen fabio was struggling when she opened up to a andrew. i was in such a bad mood over
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the weekend. i took xanex. i swallowed them with gin. i didn't want to be awake. his response was, not on my watch. >> andrew also struggled with addiction. >> four years ago i was living on the street in a crack house. >> on his 24th birthday, he flipped the switch, went through detox and found his way to the gym and found a way to boost endauphinendorphins and says fis changed his life. karen is now clean. she quit smoking and lost 30-pounds. >> it's changed my life. now i know how to cope. it's about taking something negative and replacing it with something positive. all of these therapies are done after the initial detox. in many cases should be done with more traditional therapy
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such as counseling. there is not a lot of research on addiction recovery, but some say the more options we have the more people we can help. allie gorman, channel6 "action news." >> from our new jersey news room, garden state residents may soon pay more for their energy bills to bail out the powerpoints. the two creeks could shut down within two years because of financial problems, costing the state 1,600 jobs and half of its electricity program. customers could be charged an extra $41 a year if approved. >> let's get the forecast for the weekend. we have had enough mess for a few days. >> little snow, big impact. it's behind us and a quiet weekend ahead.
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as we look at the weather center, we have a lot of photos in. if you were not one of the commuters, and you were able to stay home and enjoy the snow fall, we have a lot of pictures. winds gusting to 30 miles per hour. sunday, morning sunshine giving way to sun and clouds in the afternoon.everything is frozen n treated. there is a light wind out there. we are feeling it on the exposed skin. feeling like two in the poe
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knows and 12 in wilmington. the system developed out of thin air this afternoon as our coastal low was blossoming but quickly moved away. clear skies over head. winds kick up 25 miles per hour. windchills tomorrow is what you want to look at not the air temperature. feeling like the 20s all morning. the cold pool of air is settling in for the weekend. the jet stream is suppressing the warm air. the warm air floods in next week. a bit of a shaw coming in the seven-day forecast. in fact, the exclusive accuweather seven day, 42 tomorrow, sun in the afternoon. temperatures of 40-degrees. add seven to that.
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monday, milder. a lot of clouds. temperatures 12-degrees above average at 5-degrees. that doesn't last long. it bumps back to normal wednesday, 45-degrees. a quiet start to winter officially thursday of 45-degreesnd warmer with showers on friday, 54-degrees. that's going into the christmas holiday weekend with warm temperatures. >> we are going to say this is a long winter, you noy? >know?>> it hasn't really start. >> that's the point. members of the philadelphia police department donned the hat of personal shopper tonight at toys"r"us in the city's port richmond section for the annual gifts with guardians event. the event pairs children and officers to shop for their
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families. the kids ask the opinions of the officers for their choices.
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analysts expect the eighth episode to blast its way to $200 million through the weekend, making it the fourth biggest opening of all time. >> you can't get tickets to that. >> you can't? >> my husband tried to take our five-year-old. >> hot movie. >> get on it. >> triple overtime trauma at the wells fargo. >> even lebron james tweeted how fun it was to watch. sixers into triple overtime. shame it ended the way it did. embid with a sore back play anyway. joel to ben simmons for the slam, tieing it at 94.
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11:01, helped force overtime. westbrook denied by embid, double overtime. this game went to triple overtime. a triple double, sixers down with one last shot. not good. sixers fall 119-117 in triple o.t. a career high 49 minutes for embid. >> fourth quarter come back, we always believe in ourselves. we did it against minnesota. the come back was good, but we have to finish. >> shame they didn't. >> forgot the snow. the phillies put a spring in our step. we have a bat. the phils assigned santana to a three year $63 million deal.
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rhys hoskins will likely be moved to the outfield to make way for him. crowded out there now. phils traded their longest tenured player, freddy galvis one of the best defensive players in baseball. but he wants to be a free agent and this allows top prospect crawford to take over. how about the eagles? we talk about them when "action news" returns. michael: i'm thankful that
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i'm alive and have a second chance. james: i'm thankful for the help and the opportunity that i received. darlene: i'm thankful to be able to help people in crisis. vanessa: i'm thankful that addiction is treatable, and that help is available. christie: new jersey is experiencing a heroin epidemic fueled by opioid painkillers.
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but if you or someone you love is struggling with addiction, i want you to know: we are here for you. this holiday season, choose help. call 844 reach nj or visit
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doug pederson likes what he sees. >> the guys have responded well offensively around nick. he's jumped in and commanded the huddle. he's a veteran player. he's played with a lot of the guys oen thguys on the team. >> this team is not made of one person. nick is going to jump in. losing the first round quarterback is a lot, but nick is a good player too. >> i like what he's saying there. can't wait to see what happens. >> 1:00. >> "jimmy kimmel live" live next on channel6 followed by "nightline." are you okay? >> "action news" continues at 5:00 a.m. for adam joseph, jamie apody, ducis rogers, cecily tynan and the entire "action news" team, i'm jim gardner. have a good night and a great weekend. ♪ ♪
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>> dicky: from hollywood, it's "jimmy kimmel live!" tonight -- james franco. from "the florida project," brooklynn prince. mike tyson. and music from bts. and now, moving right along, here's jimmy kimmel! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> jimmy: hello, welcome. i'm jimmy, i'm the host of the show. thank you for watching. thanks for coming. that's very nice. i appreciate it. on what was yet another crazy day here in the united states of america. more famous and powerful men accused today of inappropriate behavior, including this w


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