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"action news" at 12:30 continues with rick williams, sara bloomquist, and meteorologist, david murphy. hello again, sara is off and here are the stories we are following for you now on "action news" at 12:30, developing now details out of center city after a psychiatrist was mysteriously found dead in a hotel room. and police in west philadelphia are looking for a gunman that shot and killed a man while walking his dog and the manhunt is searching for the so-called affluent-za teen. it's the first full day of winter and instead of tracking the possibility of snow, we are watching for periods of rain. as we look outside from sky 6 hd, it's unseasonably warm and
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that will stick around through the holidays, that is the good news. karen rogers is here with the dreary forecast. >> it really is dreary out there and the weather is staying damp and dreary, we have a chance of rain throughout the seven day period. stormtracker 6 live double scan showing showers for the most part near allentown and philadelphia mostly just damp along the i-95 corridor, and we can see rain hugging the coastline, atlantic city, surf city and belmar, some steady rain is pushing its way off the coast but i want to show you the trouble it's making with traveling, this is a busy travel day, getting closer and closer to the holiday. in philadelphia one hour flight delays of and newark 70 minutes and flight delays throughout our area and that is because of the low clouds we saw earlier. how about the temperatures, 54
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in quakertown and 56 in pottstown and 55 in saint davids, with temperatures above average and some suburbs in new jersey, you are in the upper 50s and 55 in hammonton and 60 in woodbine, 61 in dover delaware, here is what to expect as you head out for your evening commute, a few more showers and another period of rain in early afternoon but we'll be mostly dry and 5:30, 61 coming down from the high of 64 and by 7:00 p.m. are you in the upper 50s, heavier rain on the way tomorrow and dense fog is an issue details in the seven-day forecast in just a min, now to developing news, "action news" has just learned the identity of the psychiatrist found dead yesterday in a center city hotel room. the victim is 75-year-old howard baker of lower merion county. his body was discovered at the
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roadway inn at 12th and walnut streets. chad pradelli is live with the details. >> reporter: rick, sources tell me that the autopsy on baker is almost complete and at this point, all signs point to this being a homicide and i am learning from sources that the victim was robbed. >> sources say the dead psychiatrist was discovered by a housekeeper yesterday, he was naked, faceup with what appears to be a rope wrapped tightly around his neck, surveillance cameras show one man entering and later leaving the doctor's hotel room and returns later. sources say the doctor's wallet and backpack were stolen, police commissioner charles ramsey gave few details this morning. >> we don't know cause of death or manner, we'll wait for the medical examiner and see if he can make the determination the
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psychiatrist's office is just two blocks from the hotel, and sources tell "action news" that the psychiatrist frequently used the hotel, yesterday there was a slew of activity there that neighbors say can attract all walks of life but at times seedy characters. >> police are still trying to identify the suspects and at last check no one was in custody. i'm live out seed of police headquarters, chad pradelli, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. a man was shot to death while walking his dog last night and the gunman remains on the loose, it happened on the 300 block oforton street. the motive remains a history. in berks county authorities are trying to track down who shot a young girl while sitting in her mother's car, shots rang out at maple street in reading
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at least one bullet hit a car with a woman and her young daughter inside. the mother quickly took off and brought the car to a stop block as way frankicly calling for help. >> she walked out of the car panicking, saying dial 911 my daughter was shot, we went to look at what was going on and there were two gunshot wounds in the door and she was shot in both of her legs. >> the girl was calm and alert when paramedics arrived to take her to the hospital. no word on her condition. from our new jersey newsroom, a camden county middle school aide is arrested for sexually assaulting a student, jennifer pasquarella is accused of having sexual can't off school property. she is held on $3,000 bond.
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firefighters evacuated three home in the frankford section of philadelphia after a carbon monoxide scare, it happened at the 4300 block of potter street, a couple was awakened at 3:30 this morning and the fumes were coming from a neighboring home and the problems were caused by a portable generator that malfunctioned. residents were able to return after the home was ventilated . loved ones came out to mourn the three women whose lives were cut short in a fiery wreck over the weekend. flowers were laid where they were killed in a crash in holmesburg, she lost control of the car and slam nood a parked tractor trailer carrying hurricane herb aside.
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>> i have faith in god it's not our will and his will be done. we'll get through it. >> "action news" has learned that passenger geovany was the only survivor of a rampage, as aed toer her father was convicted of killing her mother. and her father died in prison. now to the lightest in the manhunt for the so-called affluent-za teenager and now more on theest to track down ethan couch. elizabeth is live now with more on the manhunt. >> reporter: yes, we are told that the fbi and the u.s. marshals are working with local authorities for several days now and they are fielding tip calls and conducting tip calls to see
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if anyone is actually helping ethan evade authorities, the fbi and local authorities are on the lookout for ethan couch and his mother, they are not ruling anything out, they are assume that ethan may try to change his appearance, we keep that in the back of our mind that they may not be completely truthful with us, u.s. marshal, rick taylor is revealing that they believe he is on the run with his mother tanya, traveling in her ford pickup truck. >> the investigation shows that other family members or associates or friends are offering support to ethan they will likely be charged as well. couch was 16 when he killed four people driving drunk in 2014 and was sentenced to only probation using the affluent-za defense, because of his upbringing not knowing right from wrong.
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it's not a proven diagnoseis. after skipping his probation hearing and showing him near a beer pong table was posted on twitter. >> it sent him running when that video surfaced. >> i would like to say to the families we are doing this for you and we'll find ethan and bring him back. >> the u.s. marshal when on to say that the tip calls are coming in from across the country and around the world and with ethan on the run there is that $5,000 reward in this case. rick back to you. >> thank you. and there much more to come on "action news" at 12:30 a star receiver for the new york giants is suspended because of his dirty play. and temple is getting ready to
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go bowling, what matt rule says is the biggest challenge for tonight's boca raton bowl. and we are sharing messages from men and women serving overseas. we'll be right back. >> hello i'm staff sergeant hamilton, i am here with the first engineer group 577, i am from mcguire air force base, new jersey, i want to shout out to my baby girl i have not seen yet, elana, soon to be wife marissa and keenan, and a shout-out to my family in new york back in rockland county. and it's hot here, i can't wait to get home, i'm sure you are enjoying the winter, i'll see you guys soon and i love you.
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a suspected thief trying to make a run for it fell off an escalator head first, they gave chase and cornered him and with nowhere to go he jumped, he is expected to be okay and is facing charges of theft. >> the number of refugees that reached europe this year is past the 1 million mark, the investigation comes from the organization for migration most arrived by sea and most drowned while making the jurisprudency, they have left because of war, poverty in the middle east and asia, more than 4 million people have fled syria. rescue crews continue to search debris after a man made landslide in china, when a pile
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of construction waste grew so high it collapsed. 76 others remain missing. one of the nfl's top stars, o'dell beckham jr. is sidelined for one game, for a vicious helmet-to-helmet hit, and his teammates say there is more to the story. >> this is the play that sacked o'dell beckham jr., he was diving into a pile, and hit josh norman head to head. >> he came back and was hunting. and it was just like malicious in every way. >> beckham went on to get three unsportsman-like penalties within six minutes into the game and the nfl suspended the star for one game, saying his actions placed a fellow player at unnecessarily risk.
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beckham says his competitive spirit took over, we are playing against one of the best teams in the league. >> and pundits calling him a sore loser. >> he behaved like a complete jerk. >> giant sources telling espn, panther players yelled anti-gay slurs at the store before the game and panthers players holding baseball bats on the field pointing them at back ham and this created an edgy tone in the game. >> there are those that feel that o'dell beckham felt threat epped because of at least one panther carrying a bat. >> but the panthers deny the allegations, saying bats on the field is tradition and nothing new, they are used as mote vaivn
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at tools bringing the wood on the field. and the temple takes on toledo during the boca raton bowl tonight. matt rule knows his defense will be test bid a toledo team that averages 35 points per game. you can watch the game on our sister station, espn. and josh spicher surprised his family last night and they got down to business to play their final home game against the st. louis blues. and a wrist shot lifted the flyers to a come back win over the blues and they have a five-day christmas break now the, they won eight of their last 12 game sflooz coming up another check of the forecast as we look live out seed, sky 6 hd showing you wilmington delaware in the soggy weather, meteorologist, karen rogers has
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o owe. meteorologist, karen rogers is here now with accuweather. you are rearranging furniture and dusting over. >> i draw the line. lets look at double scan live radar around the region, we have steady rain and now some light showers on the coastline and near allentown, we go closer and can you see we have another batch moving from milford to the bay in cape may, as well as up in atlantic city and hammonton and up near allentown there are a few showers as well. not too bad near doylestown and quakertown and some showers in allentown and moving toward milford. lets go outside and see what it looks like, you can see that right now, sky 6 hd looking live at our temple university camera,
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59 degrees, the current temperature 52, in allentown and 61 in dover, delaware. not a big problem with visibility. 1 one in allentown and 1.5 in reading so low clouds are an issue in some areas and causing flying did he lays if you are headed out. the rain has moved right in and the steady rain has left our area but another batch is moving through the northwest as well. for the next couple of hours it will be wet at times and then the end of the afternoon hours not looking too bad. 4:00 mostly dry and dam and clouds and 5:00, 61 degrees and 9:00 p.m. 54 degrees. 52 for your overnight low and then we expect more rain
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tomorrow a real soaking rain with this area of low pressure to the north and west and this warm front that lifts through gives us a good amount of rain through late morning and the afternoon hours and dense fog makes it tricky to travel as well. a big travel day. this is a look at 9:30 in the morning, a new model run coming in showing scattered showers in the area and heavy rain and it looks to be heaviest in the afternoon and this is the 6:30 run, tomorrow some heavy rain in areas of orange and yellow, running down what to expect a few more showers and then tomorrow through the midmorning to the mid-afternoon and afternoon hours, a steady rain nearly an inch or so of rain coming your way tomorrow, a big travel day and big weather related problems, late christmas evening we are looking for more showers but less than a quarter inch, a damp and dreary couple of days and that continues in the seven-day forecast.
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breezy and mild today and 64, and the late afternoon hours are dry, dense fog and rain starts probably at the end of your morning commute, 64 degrees for your high, thursday we contraster the records with temperatures 76 for your high and the earlier high was 64, friday clouds and sun on christmas day, and a shower christmas night and saturday for kwanzaa and the eagles it's damp and cooler and temperatures mild and 66, and sun we are looking at clouds and showers and 60 for your high, monday mostly cloudy skies and feeling damp and dreary although mild, 54 for your high, get a lot of use out of that umbrella. >> we will, merry christmas by the way. >> thank you. >> she is off for the rest of the week, lucky. the fallout continues after sunday's embarrassing end to the miss universe pageant, talk show host, steve harvey mistakenly
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announced miss columbia when she was the runner up. but now they say there was a teleprompter mixup to blame but hanky and others say that is not to blame. >> i made a mistake. >> he disappeared -- >> this morning miss universe judge perez hilton slammed harvey and said he didn't do his job period. and the country of columbia is fighting back saying the crown is an acquired right saying it cannot be taken back and the president will appear on jerry seinfeld's website, comedians in cars getting coffee, steve martin and will farrell will also star in the upcoming season, it debuts a week from
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tomorrow on crackle.
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coming up tonight on 6 abc, at 8:00 fresh off the boats and then the muppets and then a look at news events that defined the year hosted by robin roberts and "action news" follows at 11:00. meteorologist, karen rogers is here now with one final check of the forecast. >> still damp out there right now, not a lot of rain, stormtracker 6 live double scan showing a few showers that are now moving through trenton and belmar, surf city and atlantic city and cape may a new batch of showers moving through. and then the rest of the afternoon and evening, pretty dry rick, feeling damp and 64 is the high and overnight low of 52. >> a look at stories coming up
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later today on "action news" at 4:00, you'll need more double a batteries for devices that santa is bringing later this week but do the name brand batteries really last longer than bargain batteries? and one of the most adorable videos on the internet is becoming one of the most controversial. that does it for "action news" at noon, don't fourth get to join us at 4:00, 5:00 and 6:00. for karen rogers, david murphy, sara bloomquist, i'm rick williams, have a nice afternoon and be careful out there. stay dry.
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