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on "action news" at 12:30, a school bus crashes into delaware leaving several children hurt and the bus driver was hospitalized as well. and the sony hacking leads to a twitter. >> and a warning for holiday travellers, be careful what you share about your plans on social media, because you may come home to an empty house. we begin with the latest on the forecast and it's a damp and dreary tuesday. and rain is falling over the region. light rain fell on center city, folks here on 18th and market streets are staying dry with umbrellas, get ready for the weather is unfortunately getting worse for christmas eve tomorrow. looking live at sky 6 hd, the rain and fog is and issue for people trying to fly in and out of people at philadelphia international airport, and there are a lot of delays on the board right now, as always it's a good
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idea to check the status of your flight on phl. >> stormtracker 6 live double scan, showing we are dry right now, the rain is not the problem, and yes we have drizzle in spots and showers earlier but the low ceilings and fog is the issue right now, check out the visibility reports, we see fog in the morning, 1.5 mile visibility. that is causing a problem with the flights and half a mile in mt. pocono and one mile in wilmington and atlantic city. across the board it's hard to see out there, from the shot we can see the fog in place with the more mild air moving in. lets check our travel weather, a lot of people are flying at this time of year, philadelphia international airport looking at a 110 minutes flight delay and chicago looking okay and orlando a 30 minute flight delay and newark, looking at 87 minutes
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and new york city 46 minutes and the real storm has not hit yet. that is tomorrow. today it's just the fog that is causing the problems. satellite 6 along with action radar showing we have rain moving out of here and showers here and there and rain is developing and maybe a sprinkle or two today, but tomorrow is when we really get the rain and a flood advisory is posted from now until 2:00 tomorrow afternoon, plin or flooding along the coastline and for your commute a touch dry and feeling damp, 4:00 p.m. 52 and on the mild side. 5:30 holding at that temperature and 7:00 temperatures of 50 degrees, they stay above freezing even in the overnight hours, what comes tomorrow? the weather goes downhill a bit, the seven-day forecast in just a bit. >> we'll check back in later. >> the wet weather is not
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keeping shoppers from the stores on the final days before christmas, and the rush is on, and being a procrastinator could save money, big money, and new jersey correspondent, nora muchanic is live outside of the quaker bridge mall with more on that. nora did you get my gift yet? >> rick, the rush is on for the last minute shoppers arriving here and around the area and there are big bargains to be had. it's estimated that 15% of people are last minute shoppers, when you wait this close to christmas, they have their work cut out for them. the shoppers at the quaker bridge mall are feeling the pressure, facing the deadline to get the presents bought and wrapped and under the tree. >> i work all the time, so i'm
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just getting to it. i'm all done. >> shopping for my niece, nephew and my son and son's girlfriend. >> your list is long. >> doing well sales are great. >> we are trying to get parts for the computer and gifts for the last minute people. >> some shoppers a the coupons are great and tying up all the loose ends. many stores and malls have the run-up before christmas to give
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the last minute crowd a chance to shop. santa thinks it's a good time for all the procrastinators to get to work, it's a good died idea to do the shopping, tomorrow night is the big night and then there i go. and you want to have it all done by the time santa gets in his sleigh. we have time to do that, quaker bridge is open until midnight and tomorrow on christmas eve from 7:00 until 6:00 p.m., that is true of the mall staying open for extra hours. it's time for action and rick i'm having trouble before and you were asking about a gift and i'm happy to tell you the brinks truck pulled up and i have enough money to buy your christmas present. >> injured students were
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taken hospital for children. and delaware state police are investigating what led to that collision. >> police in norristown are hoping you recognize this suspected robber, these photos were taken at 2:00 a.m. at the a-plus convenience store at west 30th main street. the man was armed with a gun and got away with an undisclosed amount of cash and cigars, you are asked to call norristown police if you recognize the men in these photos. photos of hacked emails between sony executives are showing up on twitter, a lawyer for sony is threatening to sue
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twitter if they don't block the users posting the information. and the north korean internet is up and running after a nine hour outage there. here is more. >> reporter: first arks crippling hack attack that led to the cancellation of the movie "the interview" and now other business secrets and trade secrets began showing up on twitter on the 23rd. now north korea's internet is back online after going black for nine hours, the united states will not confirm or deny that they are responsible for the outage. >> john young counters that the
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u.s. -- >> a seth rogen film about a plot to assassinate north korean leader, kim jong un. >> they are defining the parameters of this activity, this could be devastating if it leads to this kind of warfare. >> they say it's uncomplicated. the company's web system is primitive. north korea is a black void. >> sony hopes to release "the interview" before the end of year and a play house in new york is set to do a live read snoog in new york city the families of two slain police officers are preparing to bury their loved ones. officer rafael ramos will be laid to rest on saturday and lui
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when his family returns to the u.s. they say that mayor deblasio is responsible for creating a climate of mistrust that led to the killing of the officers. there is much more to come on "action news" at 12:30, social media can lead to great new connections and bring unwanted attention and a woman lost her home to a fire because of a man she met on facebook and be careful what you share on social media, because thieves watching. we'll explain and karen rogers has the exclusive accuweather forecast. hi i'm pfc ronald cohen, i want to give a happy holidays to my mother back in new jersey i love you.
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a kentucky man is accused of burning down the house of a woman that rejected him on facebook, 37-year-old james graham tried to gain the attention of joanie yunt and when she rebuffed his advances, he went to her home and let himself in and set a fire in her bedroom. the woman was not home at the time. security experts have a warning for anyone travel ago way from home this holiday, sharing any information online could make you a target for burglars. >> i thought you said they were gone. they were suppose to leave this morning. >> back in the day you would have to peer in someone's bedroom to know they were home alone. but now just rummage through their social media, you think posting wherever you go is fun and you are actually letting people know i'm gone, go over
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there and take what you want. >> laverne should know her home was cleaned out after her daughter posted her vegas family vacation on her facebook page telling everybody the family was out of town. >> people are checking all the time, we are telling everybody where we are and what we are doing and the fact we are not home and out somewhere else. >> one survey out of the u.k. says that 80% of burglars are using social immediate. experts say don't share on social media and check the privacy settings on your phone. >> check your settings and then privacy and services and all the apps down there use the services, change your camera to
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never. click that. or you can scroll back up to location services and turn it off. just like that. >> also, don't check in on facebook from airports or hotels, because that tells thieves you are out of town, don't post photos when are you away, wait until you are back home before sharing them. if you just can't help yourself choose your friends and family, keep them safe by securing your home page. drones are the hot holiday gift flying off of store shelves this holiday season, it's a big concern for the aviation industry, they lost a campaign hoping -- they say that drones in the wrong hands could equal
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disaster. >> they don't know if they get too high or are in the wrong place, they can interfere with air travel with people aboard. >> there have been a dozen close calls with planes and drones in the past year. .. what if there s a new class of medicine that s works differently to lower blood sugar? imagine loving your numbers. introducing once-daily invokana®. it's the first of a new kind of prescription medicine that's used along with diet and exercise to lower blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes. invokana® is a once-daily pill that works around the clock to help lower a1c. here's how: the kidneys allow sugar to be absorbed back into the body. invokana® reduces the amount of sugar allowed back in ... and sends some sugar out through the process of urination. and while it's not for weight loss, it may help you lose some weight.
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it's time. lower your blood sugar with invokana®. imagine loving your numbers. ask your doctor about invokana®. health check this noon, the fda has approved a new drug, it's for patients for hard to treat skin cancer, that can't be removed through surgery or if it has spread through the body, the tests showed it shrunk tumors in some patients. >> you might want to reach forever a real book and not a reader, harvard researcher say the devices may affect your sleep cycle. they studied 200 volunteers and they had trouble getting to
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sleep and had higher levels of melatonin, they think the shorter wave length and blewish light may be to blame. radio legend, casey kasem is buried in norway, six months after his death, his daughter kerry says he was buried by his wife, jean, last week. his children were not consulted and the two sides were fighting about his care in his final days. karen rogers has a look at the holiday forecast. are you done with your shopping? >> in between this show i finished. >> don't tell anybody. >> stormtracker 6 live double scan showing around the area we are dry and you know what? it feels so damp out there and low clouds, take a look outside right now, sky 6 looking live,
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just stay inside of your house and watch this on tv, it's gloomy out there, low clouds are causing an issue, even at this hour. we went from 1.7 miles to 2, but still cautioning problems. at philadelphia international airport 1.5 and reading 1.5 and a half mile in mt. pocono. the low clouds are with us now and likely through tomorrow. we'll be dealing with this tomorrow. >> 53 is the current temperature and it's warm for this time of year. 45 in allentown and 48 in trenton, we are talking about precipitation, now it's all just rain and we see temperatures in the overnight hours staying above freezing, satellite 6 along with action radar, showing clouds and rain is steady at times, a couple of drizzle drops popping up here and there, lows today are dry, and a quick shower and touch of drizzle
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coming through, future tracker 6 looking at 6:30, maybe a touch of drizzle and a spotty shower, and you are basically dry, we advance this tomorrow morning and periods of rain, a look at christmas eve tomorrow morning 6:30 in the morning and rain at times, some of which could be heavy. we see areas of yellow indicating the downpours that are coming through parts of the area, a look at 2:30 in the area, and not raining constantly, but periods of rain at times, we advance this to 10:30 in the morning and we see nothing, we are dry that day, looking good. here is what to expect planning the day ahead. 52 and 5:00 p.m. 52 and staying in the 50s, 49 we are dropping to for a low and we are staying mild, with a shower or passing drizzle around, two rounds of rain and today just cloudy and drizzle, not that big a deal, tomorrow the periods of rain,
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and heavy at times, not constantly but periods of rain at times, the exclusive accuweather forecast, cloudy and drizzle and 52 four your high, periods of rain it's starting early and doesn't end until the early morning hours, you are dealing with the rain and it's not constant. thursday, windy with sunshine for christmas day, 57 degrees for your high, and at the end of thursday, mixing with clouds, thursday is night and mostly sunny, on kwanzaa temperatures are not bad, 54 degrees and sunday late rain and 48 degrees for your high with mostly cloudy skies and monday mostly cloudy skies and 40 degrees, the seven-day forecast looking wet for tomorrow rick. >> all right karen, thank you. in other news, there is a good chance you'll need fresh batteries when all the holiday presents under the tree have
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been opened. nydia han has recommendations on which ones are best. >> double a's are the most popular size for batteries and sift through test results to see which ones keep you powered up for less. >> we have so many toys with batteries i feel like we are constantly changing them all the time. >> you could end one duds, consumer reports put batteries to the test. in the lab batteries are connected to machines that use them over and over in toys and flashlights, the top two are lithium, the energizer ultimate lithium and advanced lithium but they cost more than $2 per battery and for those that use a lot of batteries, consumer reports found more.
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>> you'll pay more for the linl yums, we found some alka lines and they cost a lot left. they give you almost the same amount of hours in flashlights and toys, the ones from costco are the biggest bargain at 27 cents a piece. and they gave up less than a half hour use in flashlights, both will keep you rolling along for less. >> to make batteries last longer no need to store them in the refrigerator, just a cool, dry place. ♪
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people with type 2 diabetes come from all walks of life. if you have high blood sugar, ask your doctor about farxiga. it's a different kind of medicine that works by removing some sugar from your body. along with diet and exercise, farxiga helps lower blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes. with one pill a day, farxiga helps lower your a1c. and, although it's not a weight-loss or blood-pressure drug, farxiga may help you lose weight and may even lower blood pressure when used with certain diabetes medicines. do not take if allergic to farxiga or its ingredients. symptoms of a serious allergic reaction include rash, swelling or difficulty breathing or swallowing. if you have any of these symptoms, stop taking farxiga and seek medical help right away. do not take farxiga if you have severe kidney problems,
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are on dialysis or have bladder cancer. tell your doctor right away if you have blood or red color in your urine or pain while you urinate. farxiga can cause serious side effects, including dehydration, genital yeast infections in women and men, low blood sugar, kidney problems, and increased bad cholesterol. common side effects include urinary tract infections, changes in urination, and runny nose. ♪ do the walk of life ♪ yeah,you do the walk of life ♪ need to lower your blood sugar? ask your doctor about farxiga. and visit our website to learn how you may be able to get every month free. all right karen rogers is here with a final look at the forecast before we take off. >> wouldn't it be nice to have a
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nice sunny day. we are looking at fog, 2.3 miles in trenton and 1 in wilmington. at 3:00 we are mild and 52 and the rest of the afternoon and evening is dry with a touch of drizzle and a shower around and it's not a big deal, but feeling damp, 7:00 p.m., 50, even the overnight low 49 degrees and we are not talking about roads icing up. it's 51 degrees already. normally a high of 43 degrees, temperatures right now are well above average, that is at least one piece of good news for today. >> i'll take that one piece of good news, thank you karen. if are you looking for a distraction, one set of parents knew that flying with their baby would not be that easy so they
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came equipped with goody bags for other passengers and a man decided to boil a brand new iphone 6 in coca cola, the experiment is going viral and a base jumper using balloons to soar 1800 feet into the sky before skydiving to the ground. check those out at and a look at stories coming up on "action news" at 4:00, new laptops are always a popular gift this time of year but if are you looking for a sale watch out. we put laptops to the test to see which ones had value and which are missing key features and the cargo was cleaned out of an armed car. what police are say being this mystery. that will do it for "action news" at noon, for karen rogers, david murphy, sara bloomquist and the entire "action news" team, have a nice afternoon we'll see you here beginning at 4:00.
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