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school tonight, chad you have the full story. >> yes, jim. bucks county district attorney tells me the video is amateurish but shows two middle age students in what appears to be several and it could be a case of insist. >> it's awful and very, very scary, and kids that young shouldn't even be thinking about things like that today. >> a general sense of disgust from parents tonight after word of a sex tape investigation at roosevelt middle school. bristol officials say that several students were caught watching the video tuesday night. >> it's my understanding that the video is distributed to our students showing minors engaged in activities, they are inappropriate and in fact illegal. >> police have confiscated
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several cell phones and conducting interviews. >> this will not be done overnight. there is a lot involved in this and we'll make sure we do a complete and thorough investigation on this. >> i want to emphasize that what was recorded in the video did not occur in our schools or on our property. >> authorities tell "action news" that the two minors engaged in the sex act may have been unknowingly recorded. the new law makes it illegal to send and receive nude images. >> this could rise to a new level. >> the safety and well being of the bristol school students is our top priorities, we are disturbed about a situation brought to our attention yesterday. >> and heckleer told me that a friend recorded the video, she walked out of the bathroom and saw what was going on and took
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out her cell phone and hit record. a couple accused of killing a 3-year-old boy were in court today. they are charged with murdering tate's son, scotty mcmillian, they say he was tied up and beaten to death. and the district attorney plans to seek the death penalty. there is a growing roadside memorial for 16-year-old minet zeka in buck county, the 16 was strict by an suv and killed yesterday morning as she crossed the street to get on her school bus, they say that the bronco that hit her was in rough shape. the defrost was not working and may have diminished the
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18-year-old's view of the road. atlantic city's taj mahal casino may stay open past saturday thanks to a $20 million life line but talks of a permanent collusion has not gone well. >> john rawlins live. >> thing reese main murky here, the life line or apparent life line is on the stable and the billionaire says it could keep the taj open through a bankruptcy process, but the hope was for a global or permanent solution they don't have one. >> this morning both employees and fans of the ornate casino were up beat after the report that the union and carl icahn were close to inking a deal to preserve the benefits and keep the taj open. and the posted closing signs had disappeared. >> they took down the signs for the saturday closing, i figured
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this is a good sign. >> but by afternoon signs of trouble, the union released a statement that read in part, at noon today we were told that carl icahn went back on his commitment and will not enter the agreement. >> an hour later the deal collapsed and there is no hope in there that it will stay open. >> there is no hope in there, you can see all the frustration with all the employees and everything. >> soon after that icahn released a letter saying he was not so callus to allow 3,000 people to lose their jobs, when turning the taj around remains a possibility. they offered the casino management, the $20 million he offered while he continued to pursue a deal with the state, city and union. >> so what happens next? at this point the offer is on the table for carl icahn and
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it's not clear if the casino will accept it or alter their saturday closing, we made repeated questions and have heard nothing from them and this is one of those cases we'll have to stay tuned. live in atlantic city, john rawlins, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. 24-year-old leonard monroe is held on $1 million bail tonight, police say he used molotov cocktails to set fires on east colder street in east philadelphia. nobody was hurt in the first one on november 9th, eight people escaped through a window on december 1st and police believe he may be linked to a third fire at the same house on sunday. he is charged with aggravated assault and arson and stalking. firefighter as tacked the fire from the roof at 10th and olney at 1:00, the blaze damaged
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a business on the first floor and the apartment as above it and fortunately nobody was hurt. >> this is new surveillance video of package thieves at work in north philadelphia, the suspects black car drove past the fedex delivery truck on the 1900 block of tuscan street on december 1st. just three minutes after the delivery driver left the black car returned, the passenger got out and walked to the front porch. anyone with information is urged to call philadelphia police. chopper 6 hd was over the head quarters of the philadelphia school district on north broad street as hundreds of students staged a diein, they were protesting the grand jury's decision not to indict in ferguson and new york. with the controversy over excessive use of force by police, one of the dominant
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topics of conversation in this country, the philadelphia police wanted to make sure everyone is well aware of what happened yoed in the 2800 block of north 20th street in north philadelphia. a case of police restraint. live at the 39th district tonight, "action news" reporter, sara bloomquist. >> reporter: jim, today officer collin burg spoke with us about what happened yesterday. when he came face-to-face with a man armed with a military style weapon. the veteran of the philadelphia police force, tapped into his training and never fired his weapon and defused the situation before anyone got hurt. >> chopper 6 hd was over the 2800 block of 20th street just before 2:00 and police tape was up and even from high above. we can see this a.r. 15, the military style rifle in the middle of the street. collin burg of the 39dth
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district came face-to-face with that weapon and he was on patrol alone. >> heard 15 gunshots in rapid fire succession. >> the suspect, eric barnes fired the weapon into the air and he had already fired off 30 rounds and had a dozen more ready. officer burg approached with his weapon drawn. >> announced police drop the weapon, the second time i yelled it he was looking over his right shoulder, and i was within 8 to 10 feet of him, i guess he realized me coming out of nowhere i had the drop on him and he dropped the weapon. >> its an example of the remarkable restrants on the part of the officer. he is getting high praise from the top brass for neutralizing
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the situation, this is the story they wanted the public to hear especially in light of the stories out there involving police officers and civilians. >> there are people that risk their lives every single day, that doesn't mean we don't have issues but keep it in the proper context. >> this is what we are trained to do and this is why we are out here. >> officer burg did tours in bosnia and iraq and afghanistan, that training and that experience helped him yesterday. we are told that barnes did own that gun legally, it was properly registered. still tonight he is charged with several charges. i'm sara bloomquist, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you sara. coming up on "action news" tonight, new hope for the cam tour of a fugitive from new jersey. a change that could lead to the most wanted suspect three decades after her escape.
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and the insides of a burlington county home looks like a toy story tonight. we'll tell you how a retired marine created his own personal santa's workshop. we had a reality check today only 41 degrees. >> jaws on the skins, jeff skversky with that.
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authorities are hoping that a thaw in u.s.-cuba relations will bring a fugitive to
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justice. joanne was grabbed asylum by castro and chesimard is on the fbi's most wanted list. a delaware man and his dog are reunited thanks to the generosity to strangers around the world. pete became homeless this year after losing his job, he asked animal faith shelter to take on his dog. the staff at faithful friends were so impressed by his loyalty, they launched an online fundraising drive and today buchanan was given his own pet friendly apartment and a vehicle and is starting a new full-time job next week.
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>> we always enjoy telling stories of goodwill and compassion and jen rotity this time of year, but nobody embodies all of those traits more than a guy by the name of bill wilson in mount laurel. nora muchanic has his story. >> reporter: it may look like a toy store but this is bill wilson's living room. this former marine turns his mount laurel home into a workshop as part of the toys for tots program, and even after 25 years for him the cause never gets old. >> knowing are you helping little kids, know in my heart, these are the only toys they are going to get. >> adults shop in wilson's living room and can pick out several toys for each child or a bicycle. it's a god send for struggling family. >> i have two jobs and i lost them and i have to children,
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it's hard. >> what kind of difference does that make? >> to have presents, we weren't sure if we could afford to get them any. >> get hugs and cries and cards and people drop off cookies. >> the burlington toys for tots program is one of the most successful in the country, they expect to hand out 45,000 toys to children in the area. >> i haven't done any shopping yet, all we are doing it driving around and picking up toys. >> bill wilson says the toys for tots program is a labor of love and knowing that over 15,000 kids in the area will have a merry christmas make its all worthwhile. >> you get to see the people's faces that come shop here and that is worth all the problems and things we go through, you look at the face and know are you helping them out. >> i'm nora muchanic, channel 6 "action news."
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red skins-eagles coming up faster than we know. >> can't wait, this game is so big for the eagles, they cannot afford to lose this one in washington. there is scenario after scenario, it goes on and on how the eagles can make the playoffs but the birds are trying to block all of that out and worry about what they can control, beating the red skins, they are trying to avoid coming up short against rg 3, and they won't take this game for granted. the red skins have only 3 wins but they are focused on beating this team and if not they are in big trouble. >> we better be ready to play, that tells you their mind set coming into the game, they are coming to prove a point and i think if we show up sitting on our hands we might get punched in the face. we have to be able to have that same intensity if not more
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coming into this one. >> in the matter of week there's is a different feel around town, they went from playing for a first wound by to trying to get into the playoffs. >> it's philadelphia, we want instant results and the vince lombardi trophy. they were just going through a rebuilding process and maybe it went too quick but there are holes in this football team in philadelphia, it's going to take time to fill the holes, we are not where we need to be as an o. and team with the elite football teams, with seattle and green bay, the eagles are not there yet, it's going to take some time, lets put less gas on and put the brakes on a little bit and be realistic, it's a good
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football team but not an elite team yet. >> all right jaws. eagles red skins meet for a rare saturday game, watch our count town to eagles at 2:00 and then eagles game day final after "action news" at 11:00 saturday night. technically jimmy rollins still a philly, it's held up because of a deal with san diego and matt kemp's physical. >> and vinny lacavalier is a playing tonight after missing seven games, they starting to look at the standings. >> it's really important we have to look at the standings, and see how far we are back. i think that should give us some insenive. we have done better our last six or seven games, obviously our
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last game wasn't what we drew up but that is behind us now. >> they better start winning or they will be in big trouble, we are almost at the halfway point. coming up on "action news," cecily tynan has the accuweather forecast. when we continue in just a moment.
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free out there, jim did you see the sunset? 4:38. this is for you jim. i asked my facebook fans during the 4:00 news to send me photographs of the sunset, from you stuck in the building without windows, you don't get to see it. john sent me this on my facebook page from lewes, delaware, looks like a postcard. it's a seasonably cold nitd, the overnight low is dropping down to 38 degrees and some areas in the 20s, millville 29 and allentown 28 and reading and lancaster, down to 29 degrees, you'll want to bundle up. now we are one week until christmas so historically what are our chances of a white christmas, when you look at the average over the past 30 years, we only a 7.9% chance of a white christmas and that looks lower,
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we are tracking a storm system that will pull off warm air as well as rain for christmas eve. it doesn't look to be a white christmas but a wet christmas eve. 38 in philadelphia and millville 35 and wilmington 36 degrees, you factor in the winds it feels like 28 degrees in sea isle city and 28 in allentown and 28 in wilmington and 25 in lancaster and 25 in philadelphia. bundle up tonight. satellite 6 along with action radar showing a disturbance creating flurries in ohio and that brings us a few clouds tonight and high pressure builds in tomorrow and it's another cool day a high of 41 degrees, still a breeze and the winds are not as gusty as today. heading into saturday, high pressure builds over us and bring the temperature down more and a mixture of sun and clouds and the low pressure i'm talking
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about stays down to the south and heads out to sea and that doesn't bring us any rain or snow over the weekend, we'll see a few clouds here or there. the exclusive accuweather forecast, partly sunny skies and a december chill, 41 degrees on saturday, the winds diminish completely and the temperature drops down 40 degrees and from you heading down to fedex field for the eagles red skins game, looking good kickoff 42 and 39 degrees by the fourth quarter. and monday 49 degrees and winter begins at 6:03 in the evening and the first full day of winter, a high of 46 degrees and we bumped it up to 51 on tuesday with clouds and drizzle, during it's day on christmas day, it's rainy and windy, the high is 56 degrees, not much chance of snow on christmas eve, and thursday christmas day, we dry out and
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winds howling and gusting 40 to 50 miles per hour. with a high of 44 degrees, the weekend will be cool and will be dry. >> how many picture do you get every day? >> a lot of and there are some very good ones. >> abc world news tonight with david muir next on channel 6 and "action news" continues at 10:00 on phl 17 with brian taff, shirleen allicot, and ducis rogers. and join us for "action news" at 11:00 here on channel 6. for cecily tynan, ducis rogers, jeff skversky, and the entire "action news" team, i'm jim gardner we hope you'll join us at 11:00.
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welcome to "world news tonight." closing in the hunt is on federal authorities believe the hackers are in fact tied north korea. is america getting in by pulling that movie. the boston bombings. the long-awaited moment. what happened in that federal courtroom and the emotional moment outside. the famous tv dad and the stunning confession tonight, what he admitted to doing and why come forward now. and the made in america christmas. the sharks from shark tank are here, this time, they're the ones making the pitch. who will you pick? good evening. it's great to have you with us

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