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then until now to get him back to philadelphia. >> he is a brutal individual. >> they say that robert palin viciously beat his victims before raping them. police say he drove them to the edge of pennypack park and raped them. the first happened in july of 2010 and a second woman was rape aid month later and a third victim in 2011, police were able to get a dna sample from that victim and a year half later they got a hit from dna in the national data base, it came from palin after he was arrested for rape and attempted murder in madison wisconsin they say that he left his wife and children in philadelphia after moving to madison after meeting
his victim online he had been resisting extradition to philadelphia, and he is charged in two of the rapes he allegedly committed here, one alleged victim has since passed away. >> one of our victims has since pass add way so that victim could not get closure before her untimely death. >> palin was returned here to philadelphia over the weekend season arraigned on multiple charges being held on $10 million bail and he faces a preliminary hearing in two weeks, david henry channel 6 "action news." >> david thank you. bran new at 4:00 this from our delaware newsroom a child when to the hospital after being hit by a police car it happened after 1:30 on church street in wilmington police say that the girl was riding her bike when she was struck investigators
have not yet said if the lights were on or responding to a call at the time. they have not told her the name of the girl but her injuries are not life-threatening, this happened after a similar crash in new jersey matthew mccluskey was killed after being hit by a cruiser sunday night. crews in indonesia looking for the missing air asia plane have found wreckage and debris and bodies and they have confirm confirmed it came from 8501. and now the latest developments from new york. >> reporter: the grove is heart-wrenching, 162 souls on board, 17 children one infant. search and recovery officials are not hopeful they will find any survivors. the ceo of air asia apologized
to families devastated by the loss. >> a horrible horrible experience. >> found in relatively shallow waters the debris undeniably that of flight 8501, the chief of the search and rescue says that their team retrieved pieces of the plane along with a blue suitcase and several bodies have been recovered. the pilots reported bad weather but it's still a mystery why this plane went down it's being treated like a crime scene and they are piecing together what happened. >> we don't have the answers and the safety investigation find out what went wrong and make sure it doesn't happen again. >> at the sent of that investigation, the two black boxes, searchers are relatively optimistic they will find them and they hope they will find them and the answers soon.
>> and our coverage of the air asia investigation continues on 6abc.com we are posting the latest updates as they come in and we'll alert you to any new details as they break. >> we are working now to learn the name of a woman killed in a nasty crash in the tioga-nicetown investigation, the wreck also hurt a pregnant woman. it happened near wissahickon avenue the car went down the embankment and into a pole. a woman died at the scene and a pregnant passenger was injured and two men in the car are okay. police found alcohol inside and have not yet said if they thought anyone was actually drinking it at the time and the crash brought down power lines and peco crews came out to make needed repairs. a car went out of control and slammed into the side of a building in spring garden the
action cam was in spring garden after the crash and you can see the hole the car left in the side of the building fortunately nobody was injured here and police are trying to figure out what caused that crash. >> it's official flu across the country is at epidemic levels the virus is hitting earlier than usual and it's an unwanted guest at holiday gatherings. ali gorman joins us from the big board to fill us in. some bad timing on some of these cases. >> the cdc reported 15 children nationally have died from the flu this season we typically see 100 kids die of the flu from complications, that is reason that the flu has to be taken seriously the flu in our region is wide spread and at the childrens hospital in philadelphia they have seen a spike in flu over the past week
and it could be a bad season because the strain going around causes severe illness and it changes so the vaccine does not protect against all cases. be on the lookout for severe symptoms, those are signs to go to the emergency room. >> particularly in children if you have difficultly breathing and rapid breathing and someone at higher risk of complications and the elderly are those with underlying asthma or heart disease. in some cases tamiflu can help if it is given within 48 hours of symptoms but there are shortages reported nationally, there have not been shortages in our area, if you have not got and one it is still recommended but it protects against other strains and you may see that change to one that is covered. brian and alicia i'll have more coming up at 5:00.
>> thank you very much. it's time for a check of the accuweather forecast blue skies and crystal clear skies today. >> a bit chilly though lets go outside to meteorologist, cecily tynan, in for adam joseph. >> lots of sunshine but the cold air has arrived and it will get colder as we head toward the new year in philadelphia 36 degrees, hard to believe temperatures were in the mid-50s this past weekend, millville 37 and wilmington 36 and the poconos it's a chilly 25 degrees but before you complain about our temperatures look at what is happening out west. chicago it's 19 and bismark, north dakota it's 1, and they are talking about dangerously low windchills, the windchill in bismark north dakota, is 19 degrees below zero and omaha 10 below, here it's chilly but the windchill makes it feel like 29
degrees in philadelphia. this is what is ahead. i'm tracking colder air as we bring in the new year and this weekend a storm system will complicate our weather and after this weekend, i am looking at an extended cold front this weekend and that could include a touch of snow. i'll have details in the full accuweather forecast. >> thank you cecily. >> coming up on "action news" at 4:00 why you might be paying more than usual for your ride home after ringing in the new year tomorrow. plus is north korea behind the sony hack attack. one investigator says no it wasn't. who they are blaming instead.
don't miss your last chance to get $300 back when you switch to fios internet and phone for just $99.99 a month with a 2-year agreement and get $300 back. just call 1.888.774.4418 today. president obama made a personal phone call for the couple that had to move their wedding because of his tee time. army captain edward and molly
scheduled their ceremony on a golf course in hawaii and the president was teeing off at the same time and they had to move. when the president found out he called to apologize. >> we feel terrible nobody told us. >> we went above the 16th hole so we were watching you go. >> that must have been kind of painful -- >> i guess he didn't have a good game. the president was invited to the open bar wedding reception but he politely declined. house speaker said that senator grim made the right decision no resigning he had no plans to leave congress but reversed course and said he would resign next monday. grim will be sentenced on june 8th. >> russian police acted swiftly to put down a massive protest.
this is the scene outside of kremlin to decry the leadership of vladimir putin this came after his most vocal critic was labored fraud that critic was put under house arrest after trying to attend the protest himself. >> a cyber security firm says that north korea was not behind the hack attack on sony. he says he had nothing to could with that hack but it was a disgruntled former sony employee. the fbi is not backing down on its claim that north korea was in fact responsible. to business now stocks were down on a light day of trading and the dow dropped 55 points and the nasdaq 29.5 and the s&p was down 10. you could end up paying more for
your trip home after ringing in the new year in years past, taxis are the only game in town when it comes to getting a ride. uber and lift gives people more options about they are allowed to raise their fares during peak times and new years eve qualifies the company expects the most expensive fares to be 1:00 and 2:00 in the morning. taxi fares are not allow to change their times. and could stop them from starting or moving when they turn the ignition the clutch could break and one person has died from this problem, it involves dodge dakotas, and dodge 3500s and mitsubishi raiders they are from 2006 and 2007. >> on that note it's time for
the "action news" traffic report today, lets go live to matt pellman with a look at your ride home. >> it's looking much like yesterday a quiet morning commute very easy and then the afternoon is substantially busier and the good news is it's not quite as bad as yesterday afternoon. the eastbound side the length across town through the schuylkill to this point at 95 a crash with police on the xoon scene, all the heavy volume waiting to gets on with speeds in the great northeast a typical afternoon on 676 a debris spill at morgan boulevard, luckily they got that cleared out. over on the schuylkill and speeds in the teens and nothing like the speeds we saw this morning. a couple of accidents, one in east brandywine, and another in the heart of downingtown along
322 and pennsylvania avenue in morristown, a crash at chester and oak avenue and mount lauerle along nixon drive. lets grab the ipad and see what is going on and new years eve eve. a minor crash using the waze happen near newport in newcastle county stand still traffic in that neck of the woods. >> happy new years eve eve too to you. septa passengers are back with their cell phones after authorities acting quickly to catch a trio of suspects. sharrie williams is live to talk about the details we are gathering. >> three suspects involved in this crime and police say that they have captured all of them. here is what we know, surveillance cameras captured some of the suspects trying to
elude authorities after stealing a passenger's cell phone coming up we'll hear from the dispatcher that helped police make an arrest. and dramatic images coming out of chicago, a storage facility that stores salt, one of the walls collapsed and you have to see the video for yourself. more coming up at 5:00. thank you sharrie. coming up next cecily has your new year's eve call from accuweather. and our first look at the ball at times square as the big apple gets ready to ring in the new year. >> take 6 abc wherever you want to go it changes size no matter the device. check it out by visiting 6abc.com any time anywhere.
all right here it is your first look at the iconic new years eve ball. crews are getting it ready for the moment in the spotlight tomorrow night the 12000 pound ball has been spruced up and polished and more importantly it's tested to make sure it works as people on the east coast ring in 2013 and the new years eve ball drop is a beloved tradition since 1907. tune in to dick clark's new years rockin eve with ryan seacrest right here on 6 abc. time for the accuweather forecast as we head into new years eve tomorrow. cecily is standing by with that picture. >> this is looking at spring mountain and montgomery county and the ski resort is opening and there is still a lot of brian out there with temperatures dropping well down into the 20s, they will be
making snow at the ski resorts tonight and it's cold, looking at temperatures across the region 36 degrees your high so far 37 yesterday we made it to 48 degrees and temperatures in the 50s over the weekend, allentown currently 35 degrees and trenton 34 and millville 37 and wildwood 36 and wilmington checking in with the current temperature of 36 degrees, factor in the winds the windchill the way it feels on your exposed skin, 29 in philadelphia and feels like 29 in dover and 28 in allentown and 26 in reading, the temperatures are dropping and the winds are picking up as we head to the new year satellite 6 along with action radar showing we started the day with clouds and a few sprinkles south of philadelphia from a light disturbance that moved off and now you can see a good amount of sunshine and the winds are starting to diminish tonight and it leads the way to
good radiational cooling and overnight low 26 degrees, the coldest air so far this season and 19 in allentown and 20 in millville and 28 in cape may. it will get colder tomorrow night. in the meantime satellite 6 along with action radar showing right here near los angeles, you see the swirl, that low pressure beginning to move in and it doesn't have the moisture yet and once it's in texas it taps into the gulf of mexico. and watches and warnings in affect from the mountains to san diego and texas and even las vegas, a touch of snow, and this storm system is moving in over the weekend and our region looks like that will come with more rain than frozen precipitation and an icy mix for the onset of our region on saturday afternoon in the men time, tomorrow morning it's dry and cold future tracker 6 showing 8:00 tomorrow morning the
windchill feeling like 21 in philadelphia and 18 in lancaster and 20 in trenton and heading into the afternoon windchills still in the 20s, so definitely a cold new years eve. the fireworks show it's clear and great viewing, 6:00 for the little ones, 31 degrees and the fireworks at midnight 28 degrees the windchill though will make it feel like 20 degrees so definitely a chilly start to the new year, so the father day at 4:00, chilly wind and a good amount of sunshine and thursday blustery and cold and windchill for the mummers parade again in the 20s, friday though temperatures back above normal and 44 degrees increasing clouds and saturday the rain moving in in the evening could begin with an icy mix with a high of 40 degrees, and warming up on sunday and temperatures plunge next week. thursday morning though i am confident in this forecast i'll
guarantee that thursday morning is the coldest morning of the year. gotcha. it's going to be cold there. >> thank you cecily. a week long celebration of american history wrapped up in trenton today visitors could explore every day life at colonial new jersey in this hands on gallery at the new jersey museum. this commemorated the city's unique role in the american revolution. >> we are buzzing next. >> we are and we are talking about the most pirated film of the this year. think about what it is. most people are downloading it illegally on the internet.
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than 200 million times i guess you can guess this one? the second one was frozen. >> stars of hunger games are working to raise awareness for ebola, jennifer lawrence and liam hemsworth are teaming up to raise awareness for the disease in west africa. it killed close to 8,000 in that country alone. and big congratulations to modern family star, sophia vergara they started dating in july. following the end of vergara's engagement to nick lobe. something shiny for her this year. >> alicia thank you. still ahead here at 4:00, a fascinating study on sleep and the brain why experts say that
alicia vitarelli shirleen allicot, and brian taff. the reason two industry giants are suing a 22-year-old trying to save some people some money. plus, she was his everything. >> what does she mean to me? she was my only companion. >> an elderly burlington county man shares his heart breaking story of loss after a woman talks about his loss. and a stranger not only attacked a pregnant woman on the street he stole her purse and her groceries. and now they need your help to catch him. we begin on the latest on a minneapolis county mom accused of having sex with a teenager she met at her daughter's school function, this is irsiris
gibany. we heard what she said when she was arrested. john recallawlins is live with the details. >> reporter: this is where it started. a soccer field the district justice in gilbertsville and by her side a high-profile attorney. she faces charges of corrupting a minor and charges that she sent nude photos of herself to that minor. >> an officer came across an suv at this park, inside a couple apparently and gauged in a sex act. the male was a 17-year-old juvenile and said he met the woman at the soccer field. and then realized she was much
older. according to a court document she blurted out i was never in trouble before i can't believe i did this, i have children of my own. >> today she gave up her right to a preliminary hearing. >> that means she did not have the commonwealth put on a case to prove she committed a crime that does not mean she is pleading guilty. >> while not admitting any guilt, her attorney divulged that the mother and wife is devastated. >> she is heart broken over the decision she made over the circumstances, and we are making every effort to try and move forward with her life, it's very difficult to put the pieces back together.
>> so the next scheduled stop in this saga is norristown. that is the formal arrangement scheduled for february before a judge. john rawlins, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. police in south philadelphia need your help, in finding the man that attacked a pregnant woman to steal her purse. the surveillance shows the woman walking up the street on december 22nd and then you see a man run up behind her and without warning he punches that woman in the side of the head and knocked her down and grabbed her purse and a bag of food she was carrying she saw the suspect in a 2009 dodge durango before the attack and she was treated for an eye injury and held for observation. police are trying to track down two men that stole a deliveryman's car from philadelphia it shows one of
the suspects luring the pete's pizza driver into a courtyard on the 4900 block of fourth street. the suspects chased him eventually stealing his delivery bag and his car if you have any information on the carjacking or the man that attacked that pregnant woman please call philadelphia police. the man charged in a deadly accident that killed three buck county teenagers 53-year-old michael ware covered his face as he walked inside. it was a preliminary case to see if the case was strong enough to go to trial. is he charged with manslaughter for letting his 15-year-old daughter drive his suv on thanksgiving weekend, all three passengers died all the victims were from the high school.
ware did not ener a plea. a new facebook page is pushing for charges in a hit and run crash that killed a native of new jersey originally from burlington county died when a car slam nood his bicycle in baltimore. the woman driving was an episcopal bishop and she has not been charged. they say their homicide is still investigating palermo's friends and family are calling for homicide charges begun cook. police say an 86-year-old man may have been the victim of a heartless crime. he is asking for help finding his beloved canine companion beth. they believe the person that
stole the dog was claiming to work on her behalf. >> she was my only companion. >> now walter fairbrothers one-year-old dog is now missing by a woman that promised him help. beth a corso helped him get around. from his porch in riverside new jersey that still bears signs of beth, the 86-year-old says a woman who said she was from an an rescue organization offered to spay beth and clip her nails and bring her back in a few days and never did. >> i was in a depression and i didn't come out of the house hardly. they called the number she gave him and nobody knew her.
since he couldn't drive her himself he agree. they believe that beth was stolen for breeding purposes they looked at video from the area and they need new information to push this case forward. two months have passed and he is not sure if beth will ever come home, i can't sleep at night and i pray a lot. that is all i can do. katherine scott channel 6 "action news." >> your heart goes out to him. you hope the dog will turn up. >> and hopefully we can do a followup that someone brought beth back. >> lets talk about better things in the accuweather forecast. >> lots of sunshine but dress for the cold,s chilly out there sky 6 looking at the waterfront and the dew point is 13 degrees and that means a dry air mass, the winds are out of the
northwest at 13 miles per hour. that makes the windchill of 28 degrees and bear creek burkes county we have a snapshot and the ski resort is open there and it's 34 degrees and the windchill is 26 degrees and with the cold conditions overnight it's great snow making weather but if you are heading to the poconos you definitely have to bundle up. plenty of sunshine and at 10:00, 19 degrees and at 2:00, 22 and windchills are in the single digits you definitely want to put on the layers we'll talk about a cold start to the new year in the full exclusive accuweather forecast. >> they are making snow up at jack frost. that works too. the northeast philadelphia kplunt center was gifted with so,000 wells fargo made the donation and 30000 people enjoy that non-profits programs each and every year and this is
geared towards senior members including social and health programs. if you are going to join a club to stay health we have information that may change your mind. and the legal battle over saving loopholes straight ahead. inside of the new site, revealing your new thaws will lead to true love. and cecily tynan is back with the accuweather forecast no flaws in that. "action news" at 4:00 continues after this.
backfired. literally. they tried to put a lit device in the machine in an effort to destroy it. the attempts blew up in his face and blew him out of his shoes he did escape with his life and the suspect was well enough though to successfully break into another atm a few days later. on health check at 4:00, disease detectives and yes there is such a thing have an idea how the current ebola outbreak got started. they believe he may have gotten it playing in a hollow tree filled with bats. the boy often played in the tree and when the tree caught fire in march, hundreds of bats flew out of it and that species of bat is known to carry ebola. we know that too little sleep can make your sleeping fuzzy and lead to false memories for
events that did not happen the way you remember or events that did not happen at all. in experiments the team from michigan state university and the university of california irvine says if you are sleep deprived when an incidence happened your recall may not be accurate. here at the big board with the big talkers, a big lawsuit against a savvy traveller. this is 22-year-old computer wiz tommy from brooklyn he created an app where he helps you find cheap flights where he calls the quote, hidden city method. you can't buy anything on his site he just divulges the pricing strat giz of airlines to help you get tickets cheaper for your destination. united airlines and orbitz both suing skip lag calling it unfair competition.
and to a big talker that we are certainly following today if you have ever tried to find love on dating sites and the people you meet in person are not the same as the people you meet online david wheeler finds that people exaggerates the truth to meet mr. or mrs. right and he created his own site called settled for love. he wants you to get real and show off your good side, and admit your flaws and list your pros but if you are balding and have a bad sense of fashion, be honest and put it all out there. you wouldn't be settling but meeting your perfect match. finally when social media marketing tends to be on sweep and they poke fun at the
efforts, they say for example hamburger helper here, make me helper and i'm may you my bae if that is not in your slang it's short for baby like ihop tweet pancakes bae. the olive garden wants you to tweet this endless pile of noodles for your bae and fun day at denny's for your bae and bacon stuffed crust or bae con stuffed crust. get it. >> now matt pellman is in the traffic center. >> what if theaddles of noodles
bowl is my bae. that is sad. >> newcastle at 141 we told but this with the waze app, it's taking out the two right lanes and three lanes are getting by and you can see the slow speeds it's causing on 295 and 495 and 95, it's beyond were they all converge, 33 minutes on the southbound travel time, down 896 about double what it should be. in the downingtown area, one at bowling road at pennsylvania avenue it's a new one in lower southhampton and the wells fargo bank and on the roosevelt by friends hospital watch out for a crash this afternoon, and we have the slowing in the u shape going on and the schuylkill to the vine on 95 early crash on the vine, approaching 95 has cleared however you can see the
eastbound traffic cleared across town to 295, and this is 42 not too bad and tonight starting at 8:00 working on the northbound side at 295 blocking all lanes starting at 11:00. we'll check it again at 5:00. >> here is a live look now at sky 6 live over center city, meteorologist cecily tynan is back with the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast coming up n. we thought our cable internet was fast. but, our uploads are half the speed of our downloads so our internet is really half-fast. so half-fast. someone did a half-fast job posting our vacation pics. stop living with half-fast internet. only verizon fios comes with speedmatch - uploads as fast as downloads. so his homework won't be so half-fast. that is up to him. get this great price online guaranteed for two full years. plus
australia. it means gift in swahili and maybe cecily one day at the zoo would hold one of these. >> i would like to every baby animal is cute. >> to some point and then they can eat you. >> he is bae. >> we are headed to the colder temperatures? >> yes but lots of sunshine today and i have a photo i want to share with you. this is from ocean city, new jersey you can see the blue skies and sunshine out there. just needs to be 40 degrees warmer to make it a nice beach day nice conditions on stormtracker 6 live double scan, no rain or snow out there and clouds from this morning have moved out quickly, and temperatures a lot colder than yesterday. yesterday our low was 40 and our afternoon high was 48 and our
low was 38 degrees and our afternoon high though just 38 degrees our normal high is 41 degrees the temperatures get colder tomorrow and philadelphia 36 degrees and allentown 35. and millville 37. and mt. pocono 25 degrees and compare this to 24 hours ago, it's nine degrees cooler in philadelphia and 8 degrees cooler in wilmington. satellite 6 along with action radar showing we woke up with a lot of clouds and a weak disturbance moving through, and the clouds moved out nicely giving a nice amounts of sunshine this afternoon. if you don't have clouds overhead at night there is radiational cooling and temperatures will drop down to the teens and 20s and tomorrow even a little bid colder than today. 34 degrees with winds from the north north west at 16 miles per
hour. and windchills in the low to mid-20s in the afternoon, thursday morning the coldest morning of the season and yes of the year, our afternoon high 38 degrees and we still have the breeze and windchills generally in the upper 20s. so if you are heading to the mummers parade and marching down broad street to washington afternoon it's breezy and dry but windchills in the 20s and 34 at noon and 6:0034 degrees, bundle up and dress in layers take your hot cocoa it will be chilly the exclusive accuweather forecast mostly clear and cold and 26 for center city. and the coldest morning in philadelphia 27 degrees this december, it's the coldest night of season and the exclusive accuweather forecast chilly with windchills in the low to mid-20s and thursday blustery
and cold and windchills in the 20s and friday temperatures back in the mid-40s and a mixture of sun and clouds and on saturday a disturbance coming through brings rain and the northwest suburbs could begin and 40 degrees and behind the system the rain ends on sunday, mild with 50 degrees, but look at monday and tuesday, temperatures drop down into the low 30s and it looks like the cold air will last through the end of next week. tuesday night could even get snow. snow lovers have a glimpse of something. not much though probably. >> all in all a nice forecast.
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some places seem out of reach and people join travel clubs in the hopes of saving money but buyer beware. here is nydia han with the details. >> consumer reports founds lots of travel clubs that offer dream vacations that turn quickly into nightmares. teresa received an enticing offer in the mail, free round trip airfare if she and her husband would attend a meeting and join the travel club. >> we can get a five star hotel room for $45 a night and airfare $100 round trip. >> she was never able to book a discounted trip. when she went to the office to complain, the company had disappeared.
consumer reports found these companies have been found around the united states. >> they have obtained settlements from $50,000 to millions. and in one case the owner was sentenced to prison. >> red flags an unsolicited offer, cheap airfare and teresa was reimbursed $1000 and she is still out about $5000. >> before you spend money on a travel club research it online and do a search of the company name and use the word complaints. i'm nydia han, channel 6 "action news." >> finally, safe to bet this next dad will not win father of the year he thought he was fulfilling his daughter's wish for a doll from froze and and he
term nated that to be a frozen doll. >> it's a frozen doll look at it. >> the princess! >> it's a frozen doll, it's frozen. >> the dad clearly meant to make a clever joke, the daughter did not find it clever or funny she may not have got and the gift she wanted but some day she will appreciate a father with a sense of humor. >> that is if she is let it go. >> let it go. >> you like that one? for shirleen allicot, alicia vitarelli and adam joseph and cecily tynan i'm brian taff.
"action news" delaware valley's leading news program. with jaime apody, meteorologist, cecily tynan, rick williams and monica malpass. the cameras captured their attempt to flee but they out smarted a group of septa officials and they tracked them down and made an arrest. the big story is the theft at a septa station that ended with not one but several arrests. >> chad pradelli spoke with one of the people instrumental with tracking down one suspect in
this case. hey chad. >> reporter: hey sharrie, here at septa headquarters is the operation center and there is an arsenal of computers and officers. and she used her head and hands to help catch alleged thieves, they were nabbed on the subway line there on 3rd street. this is 18-year-old raykwan jackson running from the terminal. one of his two alleged accomplices keeps a lookout and he just snatched a cell phone from a young woman but keeping a watchful eye was shakira jones a dispatcher from the septa center. >> we assumed he had on all black clothing until another video of him coming out of the roller gate.