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>> reporter: jim that is right the mayor's office is putting up a $20,000 reward for the information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the woman that hit and killed the 4-year-old boy at this intersection there is a small but growing memorial at the spot where the child was hit and killed accident investigators say without a doubt the suv caught on surveillance hitting and killing a 4-year-old boy in southwest philadelphia second quarter a 2011-2014 black ford edge with custom chrome detailing just like this one. >> has an all chrome front and one inch of chrome from the front to the back, some kind of custom-made vehicle. >> last night at 6:30, the child darted out from litchfield on to 37th the suv hit the boy and he flew 15 feet and then the suv ran over him as he lay
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unconscious in the street. the suv drove off as witnesses watched the mother try in vein to revive him. >> i think about her screaming, it was horrible. >> neighbors say the boy and his mother and siblings recently moved on to litchfield street they started to place items a small memorial. >> would want someone to do the same. i put it there in recognition of the baby, it's a terrible loss. >> police and neighbors are urging the female driver to do the right thing now and turn herself in. >> how can you keep ongoing leaving a little child in the street whoever it is turn yourself in. >> whatever reason this woman left and did not stop, she has to turn herself in and give us some sort of explanation. >> the driver did not appear to be going fast and it appears from the video to be just a tragic accident they said she
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likely would not have been charged with any crime had she simply stopped here at the scene, if you know the location of that suv or the driver call philadelphia police and remember there is that $20,000 reward. live in southwest philadelphia i'm sara bloomquist channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. and a $10,000 reward is offered leading to the arrest and conviction of a second hit and run a 2-year-old child remains in critical condition after he and his mother were struck, the mother was released from the hospital. the accident happened at lehigh and masher at 7:00, they are looking for the driver a white accura or infinity. a piece of the car's headlight glass was left at the scene. philadelphia police say they will charge nia parker with
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attempted murder, she left her disabled son in the forest with just a bible. david henry is live at the scene in west philadelphia. >> reporter: yes jim fitzroy anderson believe a pair of guardian angels designed as deer led him into these woods how else to explain the chance encounter that saved a life. >> if it weren't for them two deers -- >> fitzroy lives nearby and was walking near the park and spotted two deer and followed them to take a picture. >> i saw the deer down there, and i took my time and kept walking and walking and i reached right here, i saw a wheelchair over there. >> when he turned to leave he saw something even more surprising. >> i came right here and stopped right here, and i look and there was a package laying right
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there, noticing sticks on the top of package in the shape of a cross. >> i nudged it with my foot and the head came up and i thought oh my god. anderson thought it was an animal but it was a human being left like an animal. they found dekwan norman a quad who cannot walk or speak. she went to visit her boyfriend in maryland and police say he would have died if not for anderson who followed the deer. >> someone to leave a kid like that, very sad. very sad. >> anderson's mother and sister believe he was guided by a
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higher power. >> someone was guiding him, there is an angel and he is an angel. >> very proud of my brother. >> dekwan norman suffers severe dehydration and malnourishment and his mother is charged with attempted murder within she is returned here to philadelphia. >> thank you david. a temporary solution for revel's power problems rolled into atlantic city today three portable generator trucks sit outside of the former casino the plan that powered revel shut off their power over a dispute. the city continues to fine revel $5,000 a day for being in the violation of the fire code. two high school students were hurt in a crash on the way
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to school in marshallton, delaware, the 16-year-old driver was spinning his tires and lost control on the 1900 block of newport road and the truck overturned and slammed into a utility pole the students were headed to dell castle high school, the driver and 17-year-old passenger suffered minor injuries. rowan university is the first college to require its campus police officers to wear body cameras vernon odom has that story. >> rowan university police officer jeremy ruckland heads out to patrol the campus and the community wearing a major new piece of gear, this is the soebd day all the 35 officers here are wearing body cameras, all are required to where one during their shifts. they are the first university in new jersey to wear the cameras. >> we deal with disorderly conduct with students in
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general, from public urination and public intoxication. >> we want every incident recorded as they take place so if we receive complaints against officers we can look at what the officers did. >> here at rowan they quickly decided the close-up body camera shows a better look at the incident. >> during this time period i watched it go from a security department to a full fledged police department from s.w.a.t. and emergency response team. >> it's a good idea, so you get both sides you see the police were acting professionally or if the kids were out of line or vice versa. the students endorsed it. >> it's beneficial for what is going on in these situations and times especially being an
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african-american. >> for the current students rowan expects to grow to 25000 over the next five years policing will be greater concerns and the university is working hard to keep pace with the changing times and the challenges. on the campus of rowan university vernon odom, channel 6 "action news." >> the commission charged with finding solutions to the gun violence in wilmington discussed its findings with city council members this afternoon the public safety strategies commission recommended sweeping changes to the police department, among the suggestions hiring more officers and establishing procedures for investigations and utilizing new technologies. coming up on "action news," 34 patients 26 hospitals, a record kidney transplant chain is now complete. we'll hear from a delaware woman on the receiving end of this life saving swap. and a delaware eighth
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graders is determined to get back in the game and her story is coming up. the rain continues in south jersey and delaware and the steadiest across cape may county. i'll have more in the accuweather forecast. >> those stories and more when "action news" continues tonight.
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a ship that ran aground was freed this morning, the nordic explorer got stuck in riverside new jersey as the tide went up
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tugboats were able to free the ship and it was not carrying cargo and nobody was hurt. it's called a kidney transplant chain and the longest one ever in this country is now complete, it involved 34 kidneys and 26 different hospitals, several don'ters and recipients are in our area. health reporter and registered nurse ali gorman joins us with more on this story. >> it's remarkable and mind boggling as well. some surge ands call this a chain of love, a huge collaboration that took months and 34 lives were saved including one woman in newark delaware. >> consider myself blessed. >> 61-year-old rosalie corbett is feeling good and back to her daily exercise less than three months after receiving a kidney in the nation's large of the kidney swap, it started when her kidneys started to deteriorate
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and she needed a transplant and her friend suzanne carlson wants to help but she was not a match she joined the pairing network and she was matched to another recipient nationwide and the network would find corbett a donor and overall it led to 34 kidneys, swapped between 26 hospitals nationwide. christiana was in the middle of the chain and dr. swanson calls the coordination of such an effort and the lives saved a mercal. >> living donation is the best hope for patients and the more we can add to that it adds to the donor pool. >> now corbett says she is given a new life with more time for friends and family including her daughter all thanks to her friend, suzanne. >> she is the angel that walks
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on this earth, the real hero in all of this. >> and corbett says her mother did not live long enough to see her have a child so the fact that she is here for her family and daughter is a true blessing we'll have more on this story the other recipients and donors on night line after jimmy kimmel live. the fight over a farm is heating up in north philadelphia, the organizers gathered in north bolton gathered to demand that the fence surrounding the farm be removed. organizers say the fence was put up by the philadelphia housing authority who wants to redevelop the land and that gives open access to fresh food.
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ryan sandberg has changed up
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the lineup a little bit. ben revere dropped eighth and you can't judge a book by its cover and probably shouldn't judge a baseball team after seven games. but we will with the phillies the team is batting .216 and they scored 16 runs and no team has scored less and harvey is 4-0 against the phils including a .048 era. the two players combined batting average is .130, and utley batting just .091. we shall see. gm, ron hextall is addressing the team tomorrow and we'll find
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out what will happen with craig berube. and michael carter williams score 30 against his former team and the bucks are headed to the playoffs and the simmers final game is tomorrow after home against the heat. a vibrant pennsauken girl had a bright future until an injury got in the way and we won't say it derailed her because she keeps on trucking. jaime apody has her story. >> when describing herself as a soccer player, jade does not hold back. >> i think i can be intimidating because i get into i don't think about anything else just the game. >> it was on the field her favorite place where this up and coming super star's life changed. >> the girl just took her out and i never heard her scream like that. jade tore her acl, a common but
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painful sports injury. there are 2000 cases a year. >> she had a complication from the surgery and and had multiple surgeries and a bypass. >> i did not want to lose my daughter and doctors made the decision to amputate above the knee and told her she would never play soccer again well -- whole -- less than a month after being fitted with the prosthetic the only grader was back playing the game she loves. >> it's refreshing, it's nice and i misit so much, it's just a feeling i get any sport i play. >> what is it like to see her back on the field. >> it brings tears to my eyes. >> her goal to make the soccer, softball and lacrosse teams when she gets to high school next year. >> i think everything happens
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for a reason. >> what is the reason for this? >> didn't know yet. >> think it will be good, the outcome. >> jaime apody channel 6 "action news." >> and she says she hopes to compete in the paralympics one day. >> what an outlook. thank you ducis. philadelphia mayor michael nutter took part in a graduation ceremony today that is near and dear to his heart he spoke to students in north philadelphia that are both graduating from and entering into the core power program and is aimed to support the mayor's stewardship initiatives. it helps 100 at risk young adumts.
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seven day accuweather forecast, it's consistently warm isn't it? >> it's nice you can't use the weather as an excuse not to mail in your taxes for tax day. we have taxation without precipitation. all right stormtracker 6 live double scan showing that we do still have showers south of philadelphia and we did have some heavy downpours over cape may about a half hour ago, you can see how these are beginning to break up over the garden state parkway, this is the moderate rain falling now and we are live on sky 6 hd taking a look at cape may, lots of clouds and rain still falling the accuweather highlights showing how much rain you got today depending on your location
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north of philadelphia just had some light rain early this morning and did not add up to much in allentown and .04 inch of rain and philadelphia .06 and atlantic city quite a bit more more than a third of inch of rain and dover reporting more than .5 inch of rain, those totals go up in the evening hours as the rain continues the problem with tomorrow the sunshine is back and that is great, the pollen will be back as well. today the pollen was lower thanks to the rain clearing out the air and tomorrow theal gees are back with the pollen and maple and juniper, and they are high throughout the week with the possibility of a few showers. right now 60 in philadelphia and allentown 61 and reading 61. millville 55 and sea isle city 50 and dover 52 degrees
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satellite 6 along with action radar showing the low pressure that i'm tracking is currently near roanoke virginia and this is moving due east and this rain line should not be advancing farther up to the north and areas to the west, you can see the rain is breaking up you'll see showers in the evening hours south of philadelphia at 9:00, most of this activity will be confined to the coast and midnight most of it moving off the coast and the clouds will be breaking after midnight. the call from accuweather showers continue south of philadelphia and north we'll see clouds breaking 48 in philadelphia and allentown 41 and millville 48 and atlantic city 47 and south of philadelphia those clouds are clearing out after midnight. tomorrow high pressure flexing its muscles and that brings us abundant sunshine and it's on the breezy side and relatively warm, 5 degrees warmer than today, thursday still a decent day partly sunny skies and winds turning to the southeast
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and shore temperatures in the 60s and 64 in philadelphia and that low pressure will drift farther to the north and bringing us mostly cloudy skies with the possibility of showers on friday. so the exclusive accuweather forecast beautiful tomorrow and sunny and breezy and relatively warm and 68 degrees and thursday bright sunshine and seasonable. and 64 on friday, mostly cloudy and a few scattered showers and 64 degrees, saturday is looking nice and breaks of sunshine and 74 degrees and a cold front moves through and bring a scattered shower before the temperatures drop to more seasonable levels and monday looks damp and dreary with a chance of light rain and tuesday and wednesday partly sunny and tomorrow 68 should be a beautiful day. the museum is creating history at penn's landing, it's building a full size model of the schooner diligence of 1797,
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it was designed and built in philadelphia and played a key role in defending american merchant ships in britain and france and when work is done visitors will board the vessel just like the sailors, abc world news is next on channel 6 and "action news" continues at 10:00 on phl 17 with brian taff, shirleen allicot adam joseph and ducis rogers and please join us for "action news" at 11:00 here on channel 6. for cecily tynan ducis rogers and the entire "action news" team i'm jim gardner we hope you'll join us at 11:00.
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why are dwight evans, marian tasco and so many other leaders backing jim kenney for mayor? because jim kenney's the one they trust. jim kenney's the one with a real record of standing up for public schools and he'll bring philadelphia together. it's kenney who will expand pre-kindergarten... and partner with businesses, community colleges and universities to create jobs. so join leaders we trust in supporting jim kenney the block by block mayor philadelphia needs.
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breaking news tonight. the new police video just now coming to light. an officer using his police cruiser to hit the suspect. the video is hard to watch. you can see the patrol car hitting the suspect. police say he had stolen a gun, that they were ending a crime spree. he does survive. the police chief tonight weighing in on the video. also tonight, the passenger jet in the air, suddenly the pounding, the banging from the cargo hold. you will hear it all. he said he fell asleep while working. tonight, a coworker telling a gr inging abc news it happens all the time. the stunning video. the wrong way driver. >> we almost got a head-on collision. >> 11 miles in the wrong direction. three different highways. and tom hanks' wife actress rita wilson the

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