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g for the two alleged killers. brothers ramon williams aged 26 and 30-year-old carleton hipps have been charged with first degree murder, attempted murder and conspiracy. "action news" reporters david henry and chad pradelli are covering this evolving story. we start with david at the scene of the shooting late yesterday, 21st and lehigh in north philadelphia. david. >> reporter: yeah, jim, more than 50 shots were fired inside and outside this store and police say officer robert wilson saved many other lives by maneuvering that gun battle away from half a dozen customers and employees. >> when you look at the actions of the officer i think he redefined what a hero is all about imofficer robert wilson was in the store shopping for a gift for his eight-year-old son whose birthday is monday. police say the two suspects can be seen on video surveillance walking in and announcing a holdup. officer wilson pulls his gun and confronts the two. he was immediately caught in a
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raging gun battle. >> he's moving back and forth firing at both suspects. they were both firing at him. he was taking rounds. he was actually being hit during the exchange of gunfire but he continued to fight continued to shoot until the fatal wound was fired and it brought him down. >> reporter: police have charged carleton hipps and ramon williams with murder after the shootout police say they ran from the store where they encountered officer wilson's partner damien stevenson. he exchanged gunfire with them outside and hit hipps in the leg. williams ran back inside. >> trying to act as though he was a patron in the store. officers quickly identified him and he also was arrested by police. >> reporter: police say williams has confessed. they say he told them he and his brother did not see the police car in the parking lot and did not see officer wilson when they went into the store. both have prior records. hipps was on parole after six previous arrests. williams has been arrest
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evidence twice before. district attorney seth williams says he is likely to seek the death penalty for both men. >> for individuals that would so cowardly gun down a philadelphia police officer while he is doing his job protecting and serving the citizens, at this point would seem appropriate for the death penalty. >> reporter: now, williams has been arraigned on murder charges and is in jail without bail. hipps is still in the hospital where he was charged with murder at his bedside today. he is wearing officer wilson's handcuffs. live in north philadelphia, david henry, channel6 "action news." jim. >> thank you david. police recordings in the wake of the shooting reveal the raw emotions from the crime scene. here are some excerpts detailing those frantic moments. >> officer down radio. we need met medics here asap. >> we got them on the line now. rescue is en route. >> get the medic here asap.
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get me command >> "action news" reporter chad pradelli is live at the 22nd district where wilson worked. chad, what has been the reaction from both colleagues and from the community today? >> reporter: officers here at the 22nd district were too distraught to go on camera but i did speak with several off camera. they tell me officer wilson was a man with a great sense of humor, he had a smile that would light up the room and will surely be missed. the 22nd district is adorned with bunting the flag is after half-staff. there are image no officer wants to see because it means another one of their own is gone. like so many officers, officer robert wilson gave his life
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protecting others. >> i've seen a lot of heroic actions on the part of police officers over the years. very proud to be a part of this profession. i've not seen any that rose above what i saw on that video. >> reporter: a steady stream of people visited the 22nd day bringing food and flowers and paying respect to the 30-year-old father of two boys. >> just wanted to reach out and pretty much give our condolences and say we appreciate the service. >> we care so much and are deeply saddened about what has happened to officer wilson. >> reporter: officer wilson is the second officer from the 22nd killed since 2012. there's a sidewalk plaque for moses walker in front of the district. it's a reminder of the job's dangers and sadly another one will have to be added. >> he was one of our very very best no question about it. and we're all in shock and we're all going to suffer this loss for a very, very long
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period of time. >> reporter: and a fund has been set up for officer wilson's two young sons. if you would like to help out and donate, you can go to our web site at 6abc.com. i'm live in north philadelphia, chad pradelli, channel6 "action news." jim. >> thank you, chad. in fact, hundreds of thousands of people have been following the developments in this case on the "action news" facebook feed. it has the latest updates and video clips about the shooting and about officer wilson. just go tow facebook.com/6abc "action news." if you like the page you can get updates on your feed. many people in the area spent the morning digging out from the heaviest round of snow we've seen this winter. in phoenixville drivers whose cars were buried had their work cut out for them. first came the shovels and then the scrapers. plow drivers spent their day clearing out clogged roadways. fortunately this time the sun was on their side. shovels got a workout
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today in mount holly burlington county. folks we spoke with didn't mind the snow actually. the temperatures well below freezing that really bothered them and for that, they are ready for warmer weather ahead. and it was a similar scene in delaware today. people were out early clearing the sidewalks on market street in wilmington. in minquedale they brought out the heavy equipment to clear the snow in front of the new castle county police headquarters. these kids weren't concerned with cleanup today. chopper 6 hd flew over fairmount park in philadelphia where some youngsters enjoyed their second snow day. the frozen terrain was marked with footprints sled tracks and the occasional snow angel. be sure to check in with 6abc.com/weather. you can keep an eye on the sky with our storm tracker 6 radar. we also have an hourly and seven-day forecast along with the latest from our meteorologists right here on
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"action news." the search continues tonight for a 13-year-old boy who left his home in newtown square wednesday evening and hasn't been heard from since. "action news" reporter vernon odom is live from outside the boy's home where his parents met the media late this afternoon. vernon. >> reporter: that 13-year-old boy jim a run away his parents say and they are very squared at this point and it has friends and neighbors searching along with the police. this is 13-year-old an eighth grader who lives in newtown square missing since wednesday night from his home wearing only a ski jacket black pants and hiking boots. he left his cell phone and wallet behind. he was upset about not completing a homework assignment. he hasn't been seen or heard from since. his parents are deeply worried. >> kayman if you're out there, please come home. you're not in trouble. we just want you back. >> reporter: his parents say he is an a student who has
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never done anything like this before. neighbors and friends have helped search the area for him and so have police but so far no traces of kay man. his parents are asking for any help they can get from the public. >> a 13-year-old kid shouldn't be gone for three days, you know as he's been so anyone that has any information please contact us, please contact the police. it is the first time he has done anything like this that. he's not experienced at being out on his own. this is the first time he's been, you know, on his own for any length of time. >> reporter: if you have any information on cayman's whereabouts police call local police as soon as possible. live in newtown square, vernon odom channel6 "action news. >> and we have this developing story. new jersey senator robert menendez plans a news conference at 7 o'clock
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tonight to address reports that he is facing indictment on federal corruption charges. a federal official has told abc news that a criminal charge is a good possibility but a decision by the justice department could be weeks away. the charges are tied to the senator's relationship with a florida eye doctor who is a long time friend and political supporter. menendez is accused of doing political favors for the doctor. an aide issued a statement today saying the senator has done nothing inappropriate. coming up on "action news" tonight school officials in south jersey release surveillance video of a bus aide accused of stealing from students. and the ruling today that changes beer sales in pennsylvania. >> ♪♪ >> temperatures this morning dropped into the single digits in a lot of areas. these are all record lows. tonight another near-record cold night but then i'm tracking a big warmup in the accuweather forecast. >> phillies go up against the yankees in florida. ducis rodgers with that story
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when "action news" continues tonight. >> ♪♪
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>> chopper 6 hd is live and overhead as animal rescue crews are on the scene of a horse rescue in delaware county. rescue crews called to an area off the 1500 block of north new middletown road in edgemont. they've been there since 5:30 tonight. a horse that horse became stuck in a ditch. they are trying as best they can to help him get out. the rider was not hurt. that's the situation in edgemont tonight. south jersey school
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officials have released video of a bus aide accused of stealing from students. police in millville say 33-year-old rosa rios rum matched through preschoolers' bags and took lunches and money. she's also under investigation for possibly stealing $400 from a bus driver. rios has been fired from the shepherd bus company and charged with theft. there is word tonight that the fbi has been checking out the oxford valley mall in langhorne. reports say that agents have been looking into the owner of a precious metals kiosk near the food court to see if there is a link between him and isis. the kiosk was apparently gone. law men arrested the man in florida last month for allegedly funding a plot to get two new york men to syria to fight with isis. he operated kiosks at malls in philadelphia. a philadelphia jury has been handed the case of woman known as the black madame. padge windslowe returned to
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the witnesses stand in her murder trial. closing arguments wrapped up this afternoon. she was hospitalized this week with chest pains and the trial was further delayed by the snow. windslowe is accused of killing a 20-year-old daners from london by injecting her buttocks with industrial silicone. police in atlantic county are looking for the people who tore up athletic fields at a public park. investigators say two pickup trucks drove around veterans memorial park in egg harbor township last month. obviously the park now covered by snow. they tore up the grass and left tracks all over the field. police say they caused more than a thousand dollars in damage. a big change came today for beer sales in pennsylvania. distributor coastal storm now sell 12 packs. the state liquor control board made that ruling today. the decision came after two distributors sued the liquor control board to get a definitive answer about what constitutes a case of beer. the board ruled a case is anything over 128 ounces.
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since 12 bottles have more than that, 12 packs are now allowed. a new gallery is now opened at the philadelphia museum of art. the collection at the pearlman building features the unique work of mixed media artist shelley specter. the life long philadelphia resident saved old materials like secondhand clothing and furniture to make sculptures and painterrings. her work is on display through september.
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>> phillies and yankees again today. >> phillies haven't been doing too well in spring training. a lot will have to go right for the phillies to be a .500 ball club come regular season. phillies and yankees in clearwater. everyone comes to the park hoping to get a foul ball. no one wants to be teased like that. hamels pitches two scoreless innings. he gives up one hit a blood pressure single strikes out
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two. hamels does not surrender a walk. the yankees put up a three spot in the fourth inning, double in. phillies lone run comes off the bat of xavier paul. a solo homer in the seven and inning. check out the catch by a fan. hamels is happy the games have begun. >> i just want to be able to go out there and face hitters. bull pens are great but there's just a little bit extra adrenaline and focus that you need when you actually have a guy in there from and an opposing team. >> four points down, five weeks to go. the flyers have an uphill climb to the playoffs but it's not an impossible one. team preparing to visit the bruins tomorrow afternoon. boston just lapse to be the team they're chasing for that final playoff spot. flyers are relishing this opportunity. >> it's exciting. that's why you play hockey to have big games like this and to be able to have that rush.
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you want to win and obviously boston it's a big game for them too so we have to make sure we're ready. >> it's going to be a great game. i think this is the types of moments that hockey players that make the game fun and really looking forward to getting it going. >> last night the flyers beat saint louis three-one. flyers scored three third period goals. michael raffl and wayne simmonds with his team leading goal of the year. sixers back home. host the jazz tonight. the ncaa punished syracuse for what it calls a "lack of control of its athletic department." as a result head basketball coach has been suspended for nine conference games next season. the ncaa outlined a series of violations that include improper benefits, academic misconduct and drug policy failures. opening day is right around the corner. opening day for the union. they are set to host the colorado rapids. the union was forced to
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practice in the eagles bubble this afternoon. the union have not made the playoffs since 2011. >> we need to get in the playoffs first and foremost and win that first series in the playoffs. that's our goal and after we accomplish that i think we can go toe to toe with anybody. >> when in eagles this afternoon as the eagles. head coach and goal keeper try their hands or their feet at field goals. they did pretty well from about 40 yards out. tomorrow's match between the union and rapids can be seen here on 6abc at 4:00 p.m. and that's sports. >> and the harlem globetrotters back in philadelphia this weekend and their first stop to congratulate a living legend. buckets blake paid a visit to coach herb maggie is philadelphia university today to give him his own globetrotters jersey that commemorates theth career win that maggie wop last mom he's
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only the third head coach in college basketball history to wip a thousand games. >> ♪♪ you've probably picked "five things" a million times without breaking a sweat. no problem. so the pennsylvania lottery changed the name of "quinto" to "pick 5". no sweat to play. pick 5. easy to play. simple to say.
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you've picked out four things before,
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right? one, two, three, four, and you're done. simple. so the pennsylvania lottery changed the name of "big 4" to "pick 4". it's that simple to play. pick 4. easy to play. simple to say. >> here comes the sun and even some warm weather on the way. >> one more cold night and then we begin the milder trend as we head to the next week. storm tracker 6 live double scan showing there is nothing falling from the sky. in fact, the action cam taking a look up in center city. fifteenth and j.f.k. and this really tells the story. blue skies, bright blue skies full sunshine today but the temperatures only in the 20's. that march sun really not doing much to melt the piles of snow. the accuweather highlights
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will show you that, yes we do have our march chill today. another night of near record lows. last night or this morning i should say we did set a lot of records. not for philadelphia, though. the record low was 10 set back in 1979. we were 1 degree away from that, 11 degrees the morning low but this is the coldest temperature recorded in philadelphia since march of 1993 right after the super storm of 93 that dropped about a foot of snow in philadelphia. tonight another night of brutally cold weather. the record low for philadelphia 9 degrees. we'll drop down to about 13 so not a record but reading likely a record low of seven wilmington a record low of 11 and atlantic city airport would likely set a record low of 10 degrees. right now temperatures in the 20's and teens. 24 degrees right now in philadelphia. down from our high of 26 which is 23 degrees below normal. allentown is 20, wilmington dropped down to 19 degrees. atlantic city airport 22 and wildwood 19 degrees.
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satellite6 along with action radar showing very strong high pressure over the eastern half of the country and this will keep us dry through the weekend. it's been awhile since we've had a dry weekend but we will see some clouds at times. tomorrow mixture of clouds and sunshine as this warm front begins to approach from the west. 38 degrees. finally we'll get some melting into the afternoon. on sunday, behind that system we start the day with clouds and some breaks of sunshine and this really will feel a lot different. a high up to 45 degrees so turning out to be a very nice afternoon. don't forget this weekend we begin daylight saving time officially at 2 o'clock on sunday morning so before you go to bed saturday night set those clocks ahead one hour. also a good time to change the batteries in your smoke detectors. the day planner showing tomorrow it will be frigid in the morning. at 7 o'clock 16 degrees. by 10 o'clock we jump to 25. 1 o'clock above freezey freezing 34 and 4 o'clock 37 degrees with a mix of clouds and sunshine so all in
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all a pretty nice saturday. so the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast still a chill. temperatures well below normal 38 degrees. but it's going to feel nicer compared to today. on sunday, 45 degrees, morning clouds give way to breaks of sunshine. the sun setting at 7 o'clock daylight saving time and monday some sunshine, again mixing with some clouds with a high up to 46 degrees. tuesday is the only really fly in the ointment. a system down to the south will send clouds our way some showers especially south of philadelphia 46 degrees but that opens the door for wednesday. 55 degrees, loads of sunshine. i think we should all get the day off on wednesday. thursday more sunshine, not quite as warm, 49 degrees and friday sun giving way to increasing clouds with a high of 46 degrees. looks like we could have some rain by next weekend but wednesday 55 degrees and sunny. should be a holiday. >> we'll take it. >> yeah. >> finally tonight, it was all
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play but for a good cause today. the wells fargo center played host today to the 8th annual jack's rangers basketball tournament. sixers ceo scott o'neill and former villanova star and toronto raptor alvin williams were among those taking to the court this afternoon. this event raises money for diabetes research. abc's world news tonight with david muir is next on channel news. "action news" continues at 10:00 on phl17 with brian taff shirleen allicott adam joseph and ducis rodgers. please join us for "action news" at 11:00 here on channel 6. for cecily tynan ducis rodgers and the entire "action news" team i'm jim gardner. we'll see you at 11:00. >> ♪♪
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on this friday night, breaking developments on the three out of a job in ferguson after the scathing report from the justice department. this evening, the president with scathing words of his own. and the rescue team racing to help harrison ford after his plane crashes. and tonight, the new pictures of the crashed plane. many asking, were passengers put at risk? and this evening, the major fears over flooding as we head into the weekend. and you'll hear about the new american inventions. who would you pick?

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