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according -- >> reporter: that is right monica and brian, we'll show you the video in a moment. martina westcott charged with murder, she was arraigned last night and remains in custody without bail. >> took me by surprise. >> martina wes scott charged with murder and other offenses, police say she turned herself in and confessed to killing terrell bruce in an suv after an
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argument tuesday afternoon. her neighbors saw police at the home yesterday. >> i was upstairs and cleaning and i heard banging and the police were apparently at the door. and they kicked in the door and i guess they were looking for evidence. >> the neilson's say they have surveillance footage capturing westcott walking back to her home. police recovered a gun and jacket westcott allegedly tossed when she fled the scene. no one answered the door at westcott's house where she lived with family. >> he would never go into the house and he would beep and pick her up. >> the la salle graduate was a realtor and known to give back to the community. and he is described as an ex-girlfriend that wouldn't take no for an answer.
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>> she needs to understand who she took from us. to do this because you are heart broken, he did nothing wrong. >> as for terrell bruce's family they are accepting donations as they plan his funeral. live at police headquarters, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. meanwhile a new jersey woman and her great granddaughter missing since christmas eve is now found but how they ended up hundreds of miles away and in the wood is still unclear. the brillies were found in the car on the side of the road in virginia, and they may have been stuck in the car for several days and the 71-year-old's cell phone battery had died. barbara was found unconscious and was taken to the hospital and is in serious condition and her great granddaughter is back with family and she is okay. now to developing news tonight, president obama imposed
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sanctions on russia, after the interference with the election. and 47 diplomats are ejected from the country. and they now have three days to pack up and leave the country. part of the punishment for the crime and russia says they did not commit this. we have more from washington coming up at 5:30. turning to accuweather we started the morning wet and dreary and the clouds never cleared out at 4:00, the delaware valley is drying out. take a look from the temple university camera how stunning is that postcard? >> our area is moving from wet to windy. and that is in time to close out 2016. adam joseph is in for cecily. >> the low pressure is developing in northern new england, all the morning snow and rain is in new england now and heavy rain in southern new
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england and boston, getting feet of snow in central and northern new england and low pressure winds up to the north and sends in winds from the northwest and eventually west into our friday. the clouds continue to fall apart and 39 at 7:00 and you can see a slow drop in temperature through 9:00, 10:00 and 11:00 and middle 30s, clearing the skies out it turns breezy and a low temperature tonight dropping to around 34 degrees, the powerful storm as it winds up in northern new england late tonight and into the day tomorrow. locally here, we are far away from that low we feel the effects from it. with winds 40 to 45 miles per hour through the day tomorrow. bitter cold windchills tomorrow from morning until after noon only in the 20s. we'll talk bay big jump in temperature throughout the holiday weekend and show you the seven day, and more rain to talk about monica in the full accuweather forecast. >> thank you. new at 5:00 the man wanted
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for an armed robbery at a king of prussia atm is in custody. jamal goodwin confessed to the holdup at the wells fargo. he is facing robbery and assault and owner charges. he is being held at $25,000 bail and is in prison on another charge. philadelphia police are investigating a robbery that happened near temple university. a 26-year-old woman says that three masks men approached her at 10th and norris at 1:00 a.m. the victim tried to run and she was shot in the leg and arm. she was taken to the hospital in stable condition and officials say she is not a temple student. >> a big change could be coming for new jersey residents that gave up their children for adoption. in 2017 next year a new state law takes effect making it easier for adopted children to track down their birth parents. nora muchanic is live in the new jersey newsroom with details.
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>> reporter: hi there monica, these birth records are sealed for decaded at a time when there was a stigma attached to unwed mowshes and unwanted pregnancies but parents that want to keep the information secret have to act quickly. >> imagine walking through life wonnering who is my mother and who is my father. since the 1940s adoption records in new jersey are sealed without a court order locked in a room in trenton and women that gave their babies away expected privacy but the records of 300,000 adoptees are unsealed. >> an ecstatic feeling this is giving back something that was taken from us. >> susan was given up for adoption in 1963 and met her birth parents in 1957 and not all birth persons want a relationship with the children
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they gave up. they are urged to file paperwork by december 31st if they want to keep their identity secret. >> you don't want people to be surprised and have the opportunities to redact the information. so far 384 filed papers to get their identities and 341 parents want their information redacted. they are spreading the word so parents have the choice so whether the children they gave up can fine them. >> this is the interest of adoptees that may need essential medical history. this is restoring the right to identity, to our health and to our culture. that was completely erased. >> again, the deadline for birth parents to opt out is saturday, we'll be putting up the links to
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the health department and forms you need at 6abc.com. live from the new jersey newsroom. nora muchanic, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you, nora. it is time now for a check of the "action news" traffic report tonight. >> taking you live to matt pellman in the traffic center. >> we are dealing with icy conditions and none of that nonsense this afternoon just damp roads and accidents, like this one in gloucester county an overturned truck blocking 32 northbound between the a.c. expressway and sickleerville. the only way to get on the fee way is from the a.c. expressway and this is from local 42 to get on the northbound freeway, and that is what is blocked from the bus depot. i would stick with the white horse pike or 47 or 55 and coming off the local lanes on the freeway is all blocked off. the other side of the river
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getting ready for a hanukkah event. the mlk west river drive is shut down and stick with the kelly as an alternate and a few slow patches and not terrible. northern delaware look for a crash at 202 southbound at powder mill where the ac mia miami -- is on the northbound side. coming up the tributes pouring in this lower match the loss of another hollywood legend. coming up a look back at debbie reynolds tight knit but often strained relationship with her daughter after they die one day apart. and patco is making it easier to get out and celebrate to 17.
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♪ ♪ tributes continue to pour in from around the country after the death of hollywood legend, debbie reynolds, she died at the able of 84 after suffer a stroke at her son's house in los angeles. >> and she had a long career and
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in all reynolds performed more than 20 times at casinos in atlantic city. reynolds death came one day after the passing of her famous daughter, carrie fisher and the two were close and some say that reynolds may have died of a broken heart. first a look back at the click indicated relationship with her daughter. donna is live with more in los angeles. >> reporter: hi monica, the news of carrie fisher's passes sent shock waves around the world and then her mother debbie reynolds. the two were close and nearly inseparable. there is no denying the close bond between carrie fisher and debbie reynolds, both were considered hollywood icon, but the most important roles were mother and daughter. >> i worship my mother. the duo dying just one day
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apart. fisher died on tuesday at 60 and nearly 24 hours later -- >> she said she missed her daughter and wanted to see her again. reynolds stuff suffered a stroke planning her funeral. >> she loved taking care of my sister more than anything. >> reynolds and fisher's relationship was not always so warm. the highs and lows documented in fisher's book and movie postcards to the edge. >> at one point they were estranged as fisher battled substance abuse and mental illness. >> she didn't talk to me for ten years, that was the most difficult time at all. >> mending their relationship they became closer than ever in their final years and even lived next door to each other. as seen in the hbo documentary bright lights. todd fisher saying a beautiful love story to witness, i miss
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them both so much. many say that the grief was just too much to bear for ren old, fisher is survived by billy lord and reynolds by her son, todd and funeral arrangements are still being made. >> thank you. and tomorrow night abc news will take a look back at the lives of carrie fisher and debbie reynolds, each of them professionally and the close knit personal relationship. the special edition of 20/20 heart break and hollywood and "action news" follows at 11:00. as we mentioned in health check, a look at broken heart syndrome, a study shows it's real, a sudden shock to the heart muscle after a traumatic event. the biggest risk is after the first 30 days after the event. but broken heart syndrome will
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not cause a massive stroke like debbie reynolds had but accuse stress can lead to strokes and other dangers in a direct and indirect way. >> people touch bid that person's illness or death, they are not sleeping well or not eating well or dehydrated or forget to take medications. in the elderly that could set off a decline, it's meant to support someone after a loss to help keep their health on track. >> more time sitting means more chances for obesity in men but not so much for women. men that sit at home and at work are twice as likely to be obese even when other things like alcohol consumption is taken into account. but for women it's not as strong. suddenly feel compelled to stand up. if you plan on ringing in the new year in philadelphia make it
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a free one on patco. the free rides into and out of the city are meant to help people from drinking and driving and runs through 4:00 a.m. on sunday. >> we hope that everyone comes out and take advantage of the free ride and we hope they will enjoy some activity in philadelphia or somewhere along the line in new jersey. >> this is the first time in its 50 year history that the port authority offered this promotion. patco estimated it will cost them $20 million. and septa is offering rail lines, on a holiday schedule. we posted the full new year's schedule on 6abc.com. and speaking of the new year, the count down is on. and once again ryan seacrest is on right here on 6 abc to ring in 2017. dick clark's new years rockin
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the anonymous inspirational note inside of each bag. sally young startd this project each year and has grown to include friends and her daughter who goes to temple. and they were first delivered to camden and center city and darby, delaware county. coming up a check of the accuweather forecast. sky 6 hd giving you the screw over atlantic city. check out the sunset in the distance. fios in the house!
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a nice sight at boathouse row givinging you a look at the historic site this is the inaugural celebration, the sixth night of hanukkah and they are lighting that at 6:00 tonight. beautiful lights and mayor kenney will be on hand for that celebration. it's pretty to drive by and see the blue lights with the white letters. >> time for accuweather forecast at the big board now. adam as more on the slopes. >> that is what they want to see at bear creek, a live snapshot. a few snowboarders and skiers out there and got a lot of rain
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today about a .25 inch and had to go to the poconos to capture the fresh powder and hopefully you can turn things around for the ski reports to get them natural snow into the new year. 44 in philadelphia and 36 allentown and 38 in lancaster and seasonable temperatures as we close out this 2016. as we look at satellite 6 along with action radar storm is now in new england with a lot of rain and snow and ripping the clouds apart right now and winds start to increase out of the west northwest cranking up here late tonight and especially during the day on friday. partly cloudy tonight and turning windy, 30 to 34 degrees and windchills dropping into the 20s and winds sustained 20 to 30 miles per hour especially later on in the night and the wins gust to near 40 to 45 miles per hour tomorrow afternoon, and there could even be some flurries or snow showers the farther north and west you are
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in philadelphia break ago way from the strong winds from the great lakes, upper 30s to 40s, and 42 philadelphia and low to mid-40s southern areas but one of those days toss those air temperatures out and pay attention to the windchills. tomorrow morning 7:00 a.m. 19 in allentown and tomorrow afternoon staying in the 20s even at the peak of the day because of those strong winds. saturday we start to break out the freezer here at 11:00 in the morning, near freezing in philadelphia and above that in southern areas and 4:30 in the afternoon new years eve feeling like near the freezing point anz we get close to the new year for the forecast between 6:00 and midnight. temperatures don't move much, not to chelly under partly cloudy skies. and the five-day at 5:00, seasonable temperatures friday into saturday and tomorrow a lot of clouds and floating flurries and sun and clouds saturday and 42 and mild come january 1st.
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50 degrees for the eagles and mummers and sunny as well. and then a rainy pattern sets in monday into tuesday and on and off rain both days as we jump from the 50s to the 60s. can we pull the temperatures down and get some snow around here. i'll let you know in the full seven day in the next half hour. we'll take a break and be right back. about bassett. you really can custom make your furniture exactly how you want. it's all about customization. the possibilities are endless.
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"action news" continues with meteorologi meteorologist, jaime apody and monica malpass. >> here is what is happening tonight. developing now several top russian diplomats have only 72 hours to pack up and leave the u.s., retaliation from president obama after russia's alleged hacking of the dnc and i public official stands accused of a heinous crime. and new york city is beefing up security for one of the biggest celebrations for new year's in the world. the obama administration struck back at russia punishing the kremlin for a hack attack on the united states. kenneth moton is live in
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washington, d.c. with more on this developing story. >> reporter: that is right brian, president obama said all americans should be alarmed by the actions of russia and this evening the kremlin is promising to respond accusing the president of trying to spoil relations and undermining a trump administration. the obama administration naming names and kicking 35 russian operatives out of the u.s. >> they were aggressive and bold and designed to send a message to russia that this type of behavior is unacceptable. president obama is on vacation in hawaii but gave the green light to punish russia and president vladimir putin for trying to interfere with the election. and they slapped sanctions on russian services, top military officers and companies accused of providing support. and the state department is shutting down two russian compounds in new york and
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california. and if russia takes new hostile steps they'll get a response. >> do you think in reality how russia is doing business in the cyber world? the answer is no. >> the u.s. says that russia's goal is to help donald trump who is questioning the finding. >> house speaker, ryan says they were overdo. and john mccain accused of russia of interfering with other countries. >> a threat to the fundamentals of democracy. >> they are waiting for the broad intelligence review of russian hacking and hinted to covert actions by the country and with three weeks left until inauguration day it would be up to president to take action against russia. >> and eventful time for sure. >> details on last week's truck
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attack on a christmas market in germany. officials say the automatic braking on the truck may have saved lives. 12 were killed and dozens pour injured when anis amri drove into the square. the auto braking system sensed an impact and that is required for all large trucks operating in the eu after 2012. the man that german officials obtained in connection with the attack has been released. officials believe that amri sent that man a picture before driving into the market but then determined the two were not in can't before the attack. and one of the main line's top officials stands accused of fondling an alleged elderly victim. sara bloomquist is live now with more. >> reporter: 75-year-old william
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spingler is free on bail tonight the former radnor township commissioner is accused of inappropriately touching a 103-year-old woman he is related to through a previous marriage. the employees here told police that they saw 75-year-old william spingler touching an elderly resident if a sexual manner on three separate occasions, the 103-year-old vehicle tim suffers from dementia and other ailments and spingler is a well known long time public sevenant on the main line. he was first elected in 1969 and retired as its president last year. police were called to the nursing home on december 16th in wayne. and an employee told officers she saw spingler touching the woman's chest in an inappropriate manner and it
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happened again the next day and they saw the victim with a blanket pulled up to her shoulders and spingler using his right hand to massage her chest area in an inappropriate way not to be mistaken for assistance of any kind. he left immediately when he noticed the employees watching him and then a registered nurse told police he noticed spingler touching her chest and he was arrested that day with three countses of indecent assault on a person with a mental disability. genesis health care released a statement. the safety and well being is our priority at wayne center. the center does not comment on pending police matters. >> reporter: and spingler was arraigned back on december 23rd and did post his $10,000 bail
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and ordered to have no can't with the victim and will be back in court for the prerimly hearing on january 5th, our calls to his home were not answered. >> thank you. a tractor trailer went off the road along 42 northbound in gloucester township and at least one other vehicle was involved in the crash at the interchange at the atlantic city expressway. the crash damaged a guardrail and left debris scattered on the roadway. police are investigating an armed robbery that happened in the city's fairmount section, this is from december 13th on brown street. a suspect approached 27-year-old man and pointed a gun and demanded his belongings and he handed over his cell phone and wallet before the man fled. >> and a ruckus caused a delta
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flight to turn around and make an emergency landing last night -- >> this is cell phone video taken on board that flight from minneapolis to los angeles. you see the woman atexting to punch another passenger as police escort her off that plane and another passenger started when the woman tried to use the restroom and the flight attendant asked her to stay in the seat and the woman and her partner began screaming and the captain warned them to calm down. >> we have the authority to call and they should be at the gate. >> meanwhile, the fbi is now investigating. millions of new years eve revellers that will pack new york's times square should be ready for heightened security. officers including 550 new ones, will be there, and some will blend in looking for anything
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suspicious and guard against truck attacks like in nice and berlin. >> this will be a well protected event, probably the most protected event with multiple layers of security. >> crews are testing the confetti to make sure everything goes perfectly for the first stroke of 2017. can you watch all the action in times square from your home. ryan seacrest is here to ring in 2017 here on 6 abc. dick clark's rockin eve started at 8:00. and newcastle police paid tribute to one of their own that will retire in 2018. colonel setting served as chief of police since 2012 and an officer for 28 years and he brought technology to the force and that contributed to a double digit loss in crime.
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>> i have always loved to serve. and it's my driving force. it wasn't a job, it was a calling. you can feel it. you can see it. in your badge. >> colonel setting will officially leave the force on january 3rd. >> hats off to him. time for a check of traffic out there. matt pellman is standing by in the traffic center with an update. >> we are going old timy out here. black and white on the camera. but you get an idea in washington township, gloucester county. they are still cleaning up the truck accident where the tractor trailer ran off the road on 42 northbound, you can't get on to the northbound freeway from the local lanes of 42 the black horse pike by the bus depot all jammed up because the entrance is blocked and only on the northbound from the a.c. expressway. southbound you got a big gaper delay and bottom line is stay
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clear if you can head for the white horse pike and delsy drive and 55 as alternates. across the river, mlk drive blocked off for the hanukkah event and head for the kelly or schuylkill as alternates. one on the main line at clover road and one on the ramp from marsh road in delaware. back over to you. >> see you thank you. still to come on "action news" at 5:30 tonight. the illegal items found inside of these duffle bags in australia that set a record down under. early morning snow and rain now new england's issue however this low develops we have another concern coming in here as we round out the week. we'll have all the details in the accuweather forecast. >> those stories and much more
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when "action news" continues tonight.
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these may look like your average duffle bags but what was
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stuffed inside of them may have set a record. they confiscated $260 million worth of cocaine. they said a cartel used fishing boats to smuggle the drugs into sydney and 216 people were arrested on christmas day part of a two and a half year investigation. jeff is here with sports and time to talk about the last eagles game. >> a year ago today chip kelly was fired. there won't be drastic changes like that but some players it may be it after this. then there was one. one final game for the eagles again the cowboys, and could be a final game for familiar faces. like tackle, benny logan will be a free agent. will nelson agholor be back after a disappointing season. it would cost them $4.5 million
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of the cap, if they cut al gore but he wants to come back stronger mentally and physically. >> i think too many times in the season when i was in the moments i was trying to be the controller of thing, i'm not that and i'm just a player and it's a reaction game and i go on the field. i know i have talent but i react. thinking too much almost takes away the natural abilities of reaction and instinct. >> new temple coach hanging out saying hello to doug peterson and checking out carson wentz and team meats. what he thinks about the gun he gave them for christmas. >> he believes that wentz is playing his best football of the season even better than the 3-0 start. what does ron jaworsky think
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about his rookie year? >> the future is bright for carson wentz. the quarterback is a dependance position, you depend on other people to help him do his job, he needs better weapons, the offensive line when healthy is one of the best in the nfl. but they need explosive weapons to support carson wentz that should be the number one priority in the offseason. he is uneven in his rookie season that is to be expected but all in all i thought he had a spectacular season. >> take a seat big fellow, joel embiid admits to being a bit tired so he will rest as they begin back to back road games in utah. he misses his first game in weeks, that opens the door for nerlins noel.
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noel will likely see playing time even with jahlil okafor out there. and flyers looking to put that ugly finish in st. louis behind them tomorrow in san jose. the coach was not happy with the way they looked after the christmas break. after taking a third period lead they gave up three unanswered goals in an 11 minute span. >> we wanted to play too easy of a game and we have to be better and we'll address that and go forward. we are not going into an easy place to play in this road trip, we have to sort it out and get back to work tomorrow that is the bottom line. >> hopefully they can get back to the way they were playing during the 10 game winning streak, they won't win every game. winter may have just begun
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but look at this high school baseball players are looking ahead to spring. the delaware university held a clinic. the coaching staff by the blue hens were on hand to help out high school players looking to improve their game. and looking ahead a look at the accuweather forecast. live at the ben franklin bridge dark but a pretty picture. adam joseph has a look at the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast 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, tv and phone for just $79.99 per month online for the first year.
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. transformers coming to life as a south korean robotics company showing off this 6 ton robots. it walks on two legs and mimics that operators movements inside. the robot could later be deployed at disasters at hard to reach areas to access the folks that are injured. >> one of many applications you can do with that. i want one. >> i want a brain to develop something like that. >> adam you have a brain that can wrap around the forecast. >> we'll be wind whipped home. as we take a look at stormtracker 6 live double scan the rain from earlier today and snow up in the lehigh valley in the poconos, it's long gone and many of you saw a little bit of sun before the sunset and despite it was raw and damp out
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there today. it actually was 5 degrees above north carolinaal. the normal is at 41 degrees and record high for the date, 72 degrees, set back in 1984, today's low 30 degrees. and this photo credited by bonnie from surf city, new jersey. look at that spectacular view, when the sun gets low on the horizon and you get left over clouds, the longer wave lengths of light the oranges and yellow reflect off the ice crystals on the clouds and creating quite a spectacular end to the day despite how it began. 43 in millville and 43 in dover and 30s stretching from lancaster through the lehigh valley. and morning rain and snow now in new england, this wraps up to be quite a blizzard for central and northern new england, and as
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that depends it sends strong winds our way and the clouds quickly falling apart to the west. partly cloudy tonight and turning mainly clear and windy after midnight. 30 in allentown and 34 in philadelphia and below freezing in millville and around the freezing point for wilmington. tomorrow again one of those days, don't look at the air temperature, it's 42 degrees but not feeling like that stuck in the 20s from start to finish from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. a lot of sun in the morning but with that unstable cold air clouds really bubble up during the late morning and afternoon and could be a snow shower break ago way from the great lakes with the strong winds especially north of philadelphia. winds around 40 to 45 miles per hour at times, 42 feeling like the 20s and then on new years eve here, less wind and sun and clouds and a dry day at 42 degrees and cold front comes through around the midnight hour with the possibility of a quick sprinkle or flurry around
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midnight but overall a dry forecast. for the fireworks at penn's landing and a couple of rounds of fireworks one in the early evening and temperatures 40 degrees then and then to ring in the new year, not too bad temperature sitting at 38 degrees. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast seasonable for the next two days and a lot of clouds tomorrow and again a flurry or snow shower north of the city and sun and clouds and less windy and 42 and partly sunny and mild to begin the new year and stay at 50 on monday and the difference, a storm comes in from the northwest and occasional rain on and off on monday and same for tuesday with temperatures spiking in the 50s and sun returns on wednesday and upper 50s and back down to seasonable levels one week from now. kids you go back to school without any snow falling in the delaware valley. >> but a chance of snow days in the future. >> there is plenty.
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on that note you can get the seven-day forecast check stormtracker 6 live double scan radar any time go to 6abc.com/weather.
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american girl doll has a new doll that hails from philadelphia. her name is gabriella mcbride and has a problem with stuttering and used dance to express herself. and gabriella will be available in stores on and line on january 1st. "action news" is standing by with these stories next at 6:00. a break in the murder of a philadelphia business opener, what police say was his motive for opening fire on an 81-year-old grocer. and fees and tolls going up in the new year what drivers can
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expect for 2017. for the entire "action news" team i'm monica malpass join me for "action news" at 6:00 next.
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"action news" delaware valley's leading news program. with ducis rogers, meteorologist, cecily tynan and jim gardner. thursday night and jim is off and i'm monica malpass in the news a dover school principal faces federal embezzlement charges and they increase the reward to catch a man that they say killed his wife. and first arrest in the
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murder of a beloved south philadelphia business owner. they announced the arrest of this man, maurice green. they believe green is the man that opened five on marie buck in her store on christmas eve. chad pradelli is live now. police say that buck was not the initial target? >> reporter: yes monica, police say that buck was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. the initial target that is a relative that now has to deal with the pain of her death. police say that row veng was the motive of marie buck inside of her south philadelphia corner store on christmas eve. investigators believe that maurice green went to the store intending to kill bucks grandson, he was not at work because he accidentally overslept and green opened fire on the 81-year-old working behind the counter. >> the decedent had a

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