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precipitation come in the form of rain or snow. let's get latest information from double scan radar and meteorologist cecily tynan. >> and jim, you hear the term nor'easter this time of the year, a lot of people think heavy snow but this will be a rain event for our viewing area, at least at the onset before the cold air gets involved but storm tracker 6 live double scan showing as low pressure off the coast of the carolinas trying to get its act together, not a lot of precipitation right now. we did have some ocean effect snow near the jersey shore but this piece of energy across the midwest, this will really help to develop that low pressure intensify it. it will move up the eastern seaboard and it will be moving very slowly. so, this will be a relatively long duration event. the national weather service has posted a flood watch for the bulk of our viewing area, the i-95 corridor and areas east for the potential of one to 3-inches of rain and that could cause some localized flooding. in addition to that, when the precipitation first moves in tonight it's cold enough that
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lancaster, berks county, lehigh valley northampton county could begin as some isowinter weather advisory has been post thread before you get that changeover to the rain. the poconos, though, is under a winter storm warning. the poconos could get up to 6-inches of snow before some mixing gets involved. so, this is what to expect tomorrow. some heavy rain. the heaviest between 5 o'clock in the morning and 3 o'clock in the afternoon so this is going to have a major impact on your morning commute. coastal flooding, coastal flood warnings have been posted already seeing some flooding at the shore, also the potential for stream flooding and we're looking at wind gusts 30 to 50 miles per hour, so this is going to cause a lot of problems. and then cold air will get involved behind this system, could bring us some snow showers. i'll talk more about that coming up in there full accuweather forecast. jim. >> all right cecily. the river spilled over its banks today flooding some local roads in odessa delaware. crews put up road closed signs on silver run road after an
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suv got stuck this afternoon. "action news" also caught trucks driving through high water on nearby route 209 -- make that 299. officials are reminding drivers to turn around if you come across flooded roadways because the water may be deeper than it appears. you can follow the impact of the nor'easter on we'll be updating current conditions as the storm hits and moves through and accuweather storm tracker 6 radar will show you the path of the wet weather, too. we'll also keep you up to date with the latest accuweather forecasts from "action news" and you can find it all at and this reminder the "action news" morning team will get an early start tomorrow. you can tune in starting at 4:00 a.m. for the very latest track from accuweather and how the storm will impact on your day. >> ♪ we have a developing story. students from a number of local colleges are demonstrating tonight against
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what 93 call the injustice of recent grand jury decisions in ferguson, missouri, and new york city. the protests started with a die-in at bryn mawr college at the intersection. the die in lasted for four and a half minutes to represent the four and a half hours that michael brown's body was left lifeless on the ground in ferguson. students then took their message on the move with a march down lancaster avenue to haverford college for a moment of silence. this demonstration will go back to bryn mawr college with a candlelight vigil there. for the first time tonight, we are hearing from the new jersey girl, the 21-year-old new jersey girl who is suing her parents to pay for her out of state college tuition. the two sides met in a camden county courtroom this afternoon where kaitlyn richie has asked a court to find her parents in contempt because they refuse to pay up. "action news" reporter wendy saltzman first broke this
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story last month. she is now live in camden county where she was in the courtroom for the contentious hearing today. wendy. >> reporter: jim, it was interesting. kaitlyn richie didn't speak with either of her parents either in the courtroom today or in the hallways even though they were just an arm's length away. it's clear that this rift runs deep and it will continue as both sides have rejected a potential settlement agreement. can we get your response to this? there was no comments from kaitlyn richie outside the courtroom today. but inside the camden county hall of justice there was a battle under way over whether her parents should pay their estranged daughter's college tuition. >> it is nice to see that she's alive and doing well but it's hurtful because she won't look at us and when i got emotional in the courtroom and michael got emotional in the courtroom she doesn't have any emotion. >> reporter: we were allowed to shoot video but no audio of the proceedings. they will still be required to pay approximately $16,000 this year for college out of state at temple university.
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>> they could hold in you contempt of court are you still not going to pay. >> that's fine. they can holds me in contempt of court. they can do whatever they want. i'm not going to pay. i'm not going give them any money until my daughter has a relationship with me and we start to heal our family. >> reporter: they rejected a settlement agreement and say they plan to appeal the decision. tuition was due on november 12. kaitlyn is asking for app fine of $100 a day until her parents pay the tuition she says she's ohed. >> a lot of people caller a spoiled brat because they think she wants her pants to pay 100 percent of her college. she's not asking that. >> he what font build our relationship back together and our family back together whereas they're just looking for a check and i won't do that. >> reporter: the richies are also meeting with state lawmakers tomorrow in an attempt to change the laws that treat divorced parents differently than those that stay together. >> kids everywhere could do what my daughter's doing to us and we want to help protected not only ourselves but other people. >> reporter: a judge says he
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plans to continue negotiations and says he hopes that cooler heads will prevail. ricci has sued her parents for contempt of court. if they don't can come to an agreement that hearing will be held on december 22nd, just three days before christmas. live in camden, wendy sawltd man channel6 "action news. >> thank you wendy. police have no suspects yet in a murder at a storage facility. the security guard was found dead yesterday afternoon. police say they're working on several possible motives. investigators aren't sure if he interrupted a robbery or some kind of illegal activity or if he may have been the target. we're not naming the 69-year-old victim until his family can be fully notified. a 41-year-old philadelphia man has been charged with concealing human remains and is behind bars in burlington county, new jersey, tonight. this stems from the discovery of a woman's body in the trunk of her car.
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jesus garcia is from east wellens avenue in the olney section of philadelphia and that's where "action news" reporter sarah bloomquist is now live. sarah. >> reporter: and jim, you can see over my shoulder philadelphia police are still stationed outside the row home, the one there on the end. we're told that's where 41-year-old jesus garcia lived with a 41-year-old woman we are not identifying until authorities give us the go ahead. last night she was found dead in the trunk of her own car in south jersey. garcia is now in police custody. 41-year-old jesus garcia is locked up in burlington county, new jersey, tonight charged with the concealment of human remains. the remains are those of a 41-year-old woman found dead in the trunk of her own car in the parking lot of this quality inn hotel on route 38 in maple shade last night. police went to the hotel looking for the missing philadelphia woman. they located her vehicle using its on star tracking system, then discovered the body and
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found garcia at the hotel where they knocked on doors looking for information. >> well, they came to my door like a little bit before 2 o'clock in the morning banging on my door and asking me where i was at and did i see anything during the day. >> reporter: the investigation took police back to this row home. sources say the couple shared in the 100 block of east wellens avenue in olney. >> i saw her occasionally like, you know, going to the store and then going back home. >> reporter: a source says neighbors told police they heard a loud fight inside the row home friday night into saturday. the woman's family reported her missing yesterday. neighbors were shocked she was found dead and garcia is considered a person of interest in her demise. >> crazy. i don't get in business. see my granddaughter here every day. >> that's ridiculous. i walk by. he don't say nothing. he's just like clinging.
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the dogs bark and he don't say nothing. strange man. >> reporter: again at this point garcia is only charged with concealing the body. he's being held on $150,000 bail and an autopsy is being performed to determine the exact cause of death. live in olney tonight, i'm sarah bloomquist, channel6 "action news." jim. >> thank you, sarah. 40 organizations pimping their plans to open new charter schools in the city of philadelphia. the school reform commission heard presentations on seven of those plans today. one group wants to reopen the 100 year old germantown high school building. it was shut down last year because of district budget cuts. 86 charter schools now operate in the city of philadelphia. they receive about one third of the school district's funding. the charter school application hearings continue through the end of this week. coming up on "action news tonight a bucks county guidance counselor has been suspended while the district
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investigates an alleged threat posted on facebook. and the eagles, well, they're mulling over the big disappointment at the hands of the seattle seahawks. get back on track. the cowboys coming up next weekend. ducis rodgers with that story. cecily. >> jim, i'm tracking a developing nor'easter that will bring some heavy rain into our region right in time for the morning commute. high winds followed by some snow. i'll have all the details coming up in the full accuweather 7-day forecast. >> those stories and much more when "action news" continues tonight. >> ♪
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>> the central bucks school
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district and the bucks county d.a. are investigating a message posted on facebook by a guidance counselor at cb west. a message concerning her reaction to the die-in protests yesterday outside the linc after the eagles game. live at central bucks west high school tonight "action news" reporter walter perez. walter, what are the details here? >> reporter: well, jim, the person who wrote the post was not pulling any punches expressing the desire to shoot the protesters gathered outside the linc yesterday. now, a guidance counselor has been suspended and the d.a.'s office is looking into the post. under the account of mary kate blank ken burg a guidance counselor the post reads if my child cannot get to the eagles game due to protesters, i will personally shoot every one of them. you've been warned idiots. we spoke with central bucks parents most of whom say this is certainly not something
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that should be swept under the rug. >> she put herself in a bad situation and it's time to go. >> definitely be reprimanded. i don't know if she should lose her job or not because i know everybody does make mistakes but i think that she should think before she does something like that again. >> reporter: central bucks school superintendent dr. david weitzel did it isy issue statement reading in part responding with urgency and concern we immediately began an investigation including verification of the source and we will take appropriate action once we learn all the facts. meanwhile the 37-year-old blankenburg has been placed on paid administrative leave and the district attorney's officers has start add formal investigation. we stopped by blankenburg's home in lansdale hoping to get a comments but no one answered the door. all while the central bucks parents we spoke with say assuming blankenburg is in fact responsible she used really poor judgment. >> personally think she should get fired. nobody should talk like that especially a teacher. >> it's really a little bit sad that somebody would make a bad choice like that but
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hopefully, you know, something good can come out of it where people will remember that it's out there forever and you shouldn't really post something like that. >> reporter: now local paper published they spoke with blankenburg via phone yesterday. they quoted her saying that a child "might have gotten hold of my ipad" and made the post while she was teaching sunday school. either way, this investigation is just getting started. reporting live from doylestown walter perez, channel6 "action news": jim. >> thank you walter. new jersey's lieutenant governor kim guadagno held a wreath laying ceremony in trenton today. the event is in honor of wreaths across america. the nationwide movement aims to honor fallen soldiers every holiday season for their ultimate sacrifice to their country. ♪this holiday season, my good friend gave to me♪
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the '9ers, they lost to all those teams. that says a lot. no sense in feeling sorry for yourself not with the cowboys due in sunday night. that game will be for first place in the nfc east. eagles need to clean up what hampered them in yesterday's loss. jamie apody has more. >> unbelievable. that is unbelievable. >> it was as obvious to him on the tape as it was in person last night, the eagles just didn't execute and the coach let his team know it. >> i always tell them exactly what i think. you didn't play well. i think they understand that. i said we weren't the better team today. maybe we get another shot at that team somewhere down the line. >> what doesn't need to be said the fact that yesterday's loss put the birds in a must win situation sunday if they must continue to control their own destiny. >> everybody understands more games you win the better opportunity you have to play in the post season and that's what this deal is all about. i don't think talking about it does anything for us. >> so they have to fix what's broken like on offense they
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ran 45 plays to the seahawks 85 and racked up only 139 total yards. >> some really good teams but i don't think it's from a lack of effort or a lack of attention to detail. >> one of the places the eagles were lacking yesterday is the run game. shady mccoy had one of his worst games of the season and we learned after the game he was playing with a heavy heart. his cousin passed away in a car accident late last week. that's why shady was excused from practice on friday. >> i wasn't there. >> he was here and said it happened and i was with him on friday night. he was here through everything in through sunday and expressed thoughts he really wanted to play and seemed folk can can you said to us. >> shady still managed to become the all time leading rusher but a loss both personally and professionally overshadowed that milestone. >> the first coach of the cleveland browns is credited with coining this phrase. michael bennett never heard of
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paul brown apparently. after beating the eagles bennett told us a today "tell the philadelphia police to put an pb out. sanchez is out there trying to impersonate is good quarterback. cole hamels name continues to be a hot one. report out of boston says if the red sox don't land jon lester then they'll target the phillies left-hander. one vote that's how close dick allen it was getting into the hall of fame. allen received 11 votes not the 12 needed from the hall of fame golden era committee for election. the former fleece slugger and 1972 m.v.p. will be back on the ballot in 2017. in hockey, they throw hats. in basketball in arkansas at least it's toys. the university of arkansas sports men held its annual toy toss game over the weekend. after the first basket fans threw stuffed toys onto the court. look at that. it was not only allowed it was encouraged.
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those toys were collected and donate to do children in need. great tradition. >> thank you ducis. >> coming up on "action news" cecily tynan with the accuweather forecast when we continue in just a moment.
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sea isle city and the boardwalk in atlantic city currently 38 degrees. satellite 6 along with action radar showing this storm system is really just in an infant stages. it's beginning to get its act together offer the coast of the carolinas. some of that moisture is starting to evolve and this will really deepen or intensify tomorrow and this is going to bring us a lot of moisture, mainly in the form of rain. future tracker showing around 1 o'clock the moisture generally south of philadelphia as we head to the wee hours in the morning you'll notice some of that blue, some of the far north and western suburbs will see icing at the onset. then it changes to rain, heavy rain right in time for the morning commute at 7:30 and then we're looking at periods of heavy rain right through the afternoon by about 3 o'clock the heaviest will be north of our viewing area. we're looking at the potential for one to 3-inches of rain through tuesday night. so, this will cause the possibility of some localized flooding, some stream flooding and that's really just one aspect of this symptom.
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there's also enough cold air at the on said that the far north and west suburbs, a winter weather advisory is posted right now. there will be some icing overnight tonight before that changeover to rain early tomorrow morning and the poconos, the poconos will get the wintry precipitation. we're looking at 3 to 6 inches of snow combining with ice tomorrow. tomorrow you definitely don't want to be driving in the poconos. winds another as specter of this storm. the coast will really be taking a beating with wind gusts 40 to 50 miles per hour. inlands we're looking at 30 to 40 miles per hour so when you get all that wind pushing the water inlands, that causes the coastal flooding. already some coastal flooding today. a coastal flood warning is posted for tomorrow, really the key time high tide between 9 o'clock in the morning and 11 o'clock in the morning we're looking at widespread coastal flooding, also flooding along the bay. so, the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast, tomorrow just a nasty day. high winds, heavy rain, the high 41 degrees. but again, this storm system
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mainly a rain event at its onset. things get more interesting on wednesday as that storm pulling away from it. we get winds shifting out of the northwest. it will be windy with snow showers and i wouldn't be surprised if some of the northwest suburbs wednesday morning will be dealing with accumulating snow. the high 39 degrees. on thursday, mainly dry but it's cloudy. it's chilly with a few flurries. 39 degrees. the good news is we get this whole mess out of here in time for the weekend. friday's looking decent, some breaks of sunshine, 44 degrees on saturday partly sunny skies. it will be a dry day, 47 degrees. we bump it up to 48 degrees on sunday with lots of sunshine. decent weather for the eagles game on sunday night and monday it will be brisk with some sunshine with a high of 46 degrees. for the next 48 hours it is definitely going to be a bit of a challenge. i'll have an update on "action news" at 11:00 and i'll also be tweeting about the storm as
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it develops. >> thank you cecily. another award for taney dragons breakout star mo'ne davis. the pitching phenom is sports illustrated sports kid of the year. today organizers invited over 200 middle school students to an activity day in south philadelphia to recognize the achievement. the event focused on the importance of eating healthy and doing exercise. abc's world news with david muir is next on channel 6. "action news" continues at 10:00 on phl17. for cecily tynan, ducis rodgers, its entire "action news" team, i'm jim gardner. we hope you'll join us at 11:00. >> ♪ >> "action news" is sponsored in part a1c down.
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welcome to "world news tonight." and breaking now. the discovery late today inside this home. after a deadly jet crash, right into an american suburb. tonight, you'll hear the pilot when the flight is in trouble. and now word of the family in that home. also, on the move, the powerful nor'easter barrelling up the coast. 50 million americans. freezing rain, ice. while in the west, the massive fire, downtown l.a. traffic backed up for miles. the breaking news. u.s. embassies and military all over the world on high alert tonight. bracing for possible violence. the torture of cia prisoners about to be revealed. and high voltage tonight. the christmas lights from all over the country. how far is too far? just listen to this couple. >> if you can't see it from space, it ain't worth doing.


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