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live outside of city hall. john, it would appear that we have fire works in this campaign. >> interesting a stinging rebuke from the mayor who is across not running, he is preparing to leave office next year but directed at two men that would like his job. >> it came at the memorial service for police officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty. against those critical of those against charles ramsey and stop and frisk. >> you want to make a political foint in this environment i have to speak out. >> during the mayoral primary debate, street and williams said they would not retain ramsey because how stop and frisk was used in minority communities. >> ramsey is out of here. >> they have to be replaced when
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there are people in the community that simply don't trust them. >> he says that families slain by gunman wished they are stopped them and got their guns. >> when two cowards took target practice at sergeant robert wilson, i know we wished we had gotten those guns away from those people. >> and anyone that is not smart enough to at least ask him to stay is probably not smart enough to run the city of philadelphia. >> at a quickly called availability anthony williams had this response. >> mayor nutter implemented stop and frisk and i will end it. and it needs change and the change starts now.
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>> milton street had a similar response today saying both stop and frisk and the commissioner have to go and ramsey was asked if a new mayor was elected other than mr. street or mr. williams would he stay on if asked and he said diplomatically that would not be something done in public. >> thank you. two childrens are in the hospital after being hit by a van in the logan section of philadelphia, the accident happened at 1:15 on broad street south of wyoming, and police say that a woman was holding the hands of three small children they were crossing midblock when two of the children darted out into traffic and the 2-year-old suffered injuries to the head and a 4-year-old broke his leg and the driver did stop and police are not filing charges.
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a contractor working in the 1200 block of elston road struck a gas line now and haverford township fire department was called in along with peco to contain the leak and nearby homes were evacuated and fortunately nobody was hurt. and then there was this happening today in cheltenham. a water main break was sending water shooting up into the air at the 600 block of ashburn road it left 10 neighborhood homes without water service. dann cuellar is live at the scene, the guise senior gone but what about the status of the repairs. >> well, repair crews managed to excavate and remove the area that burst and now they are in the process of installing the new section but it will be a while before they restore water service to people on this block. this is what it looked like this
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afternoon shortly after 1:30 when the water main burst. >> when i came out to get my mail all a sudden i saw the burst it looked like a volcano. >> we heard noise and then boom, and there was water coming out. like a fountain big fountain coming out. the gusher spews rock on the street and on a neighbor's driveway on ashburn road. >> the water came bursting out to the top of the trees chopper 6 hd came from above with the gusher reaching 30 plus feet into the air. >> it made a lot of noise and workers said it took almost an hour to shut off the water. >> are you without water? >> no water. >> it's going to be a while before they get it back on? >> yes, probably. >> and right now ten homes remain without power aqua
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america estimates it should be restored by 8:00 tonight and they expect to repair and reopen the roadway by 10:00. that is the latest from here in cheltenham. we are live dann cuellar channel 6 "action news.." >> when you see breaking news you can join the action. like jason did with this video email your pictures and video to or use #6abcaction on social media. the trial is underway for the buck county man accused of killing a pediatrician from childrens hospital of philadelphia, 39-year-old jason smith is charged in the death of 35-year-old melissa cadti, she hired him to get rid of mice in her home. this morning the judge rejected a defense motion to toss out
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that confession and a shooting this afternoon forced chester high school into lockdown and a 16-year-old was take and to the hospital with a bullet in his thigh. lets go to 10th and concord in the city of chester and sara bloomquist. >> reporter: jim, tonight chester detectives are interviewing witnesses trying to figure out exactly what happened and who pulled the trigger we know that 16-year-old was shot in this alley and several other people were around at the time. the sound of gun fire in this neighborhood prompted chester high school and another nearby school to go under lockdown. following the shooting investigators looked for clues in the area of concord avenue and butler street in chester, a 16-year-old student at chester high left school early and went to an alley here and got into an argument with a group that convened behind the row homes and ended up with a gunshot
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wound to the back of the thigh. >> one of our officers heard the shot. >> chester high school and a nearby stem school was placed on lockdown as a precaution. >> that is part of our alert system we don't take chances, it's a time where we make sure if we do have someone injured we done want more. >> we were given information up in the chester high school recreation field two and a half blocks up the street. the victim was treated and released from the hospital and police say he is not cooperating with their investigation. >> we have no information from the victim. we have some witnesses that are being interviewed at this time. >> now, the lockdown was lifted in time for an on time dismissal at both schools, so if a no arrested tonight. i'm sara bloomquist, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you sara, a massage therapist in chester county is
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behind bars tonight, accused of sexually assaulting a client during a massage. this is 60-year-old james deeder authorities say he assaulted the woman at massage envy in west goshen he rated until he earned her trust before assaulting her and deider worked as a massage therapist in chester county. they believe there are more victims out there. those that took lunch outdoors are in for a treat today in west philadelphia. >> the live at lunch concert series kicked off today, each wednesday at noon there is a free concert for local musicians that runs through june 24th and dill worth park hosts local screenings and happy hour specials. coming up on "action news" tonight. the shore rental season is heating up we'll show you some
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of the homes available at the beach and no love lost lasean mccoy blasts his former coast chip kelly the details and reaction to all the allegations. after three days in the 80s temperatures dropped to the 70s but the 80s are making a come back. >> those story and much more when "action news" continues tonight.
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more than 40 employers looking to fill their vacancies with veterans took part in the hiring our heroes event in
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camden, at the susquehanna national event center was open to veterans and spouses and they could take part in workshops to learn about resume writing skills. many people are turning their thoughts to the summer and renting a house at the jersey shore and nora muchanic was there today. realtor tony floor en -- was busy shows homes here today. he says his officers have 1500 rental properties that are going quickly. business is up 5% over last year. >> our inventory is getting slim if that is an indication of how the season will be we'll be packed through august. >> broker gary says whether you shop online first or do it in
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person figure out what you want in a rental property. >> how many bedrooms do you wants to be near the boardwalk and the rides and how much are you willing to pay it an important thing. >> we found gail on a boardwalk bench, she is renting now and will be back during the summer. >> go online and find anything you want any price range and anywhere. >> right on the boardwalk at 14th street beautiful. >> we started out with two weeks and went to a month and then he built a house in the gardens and we have that house for 23 years. >> we knew every summer we came here for a month with our parents and all the things we did here like coming up to the boardwalk. >> the weather is beautiful and the family atmosphere is wonderful. >> consider the shoulder season that june or september can you get some really big bargains.
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in ocean city, i'm nora muchanic, channel 6 "action news." jamie wanted a taste of the real new orleans and we just couldn't say no to that face. then we wanted more of that local flavor so betty says... oh yeah, that's betty. you're going to want to do this alligator thing. and betty didn't lead us wrong. a little later we passed some dancing. and who doesn't like dancing? especially when it's followed by fireworks everyone's nola is different.
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follow yours. there's over two hundred thousand students in philadelphia. jim kenney and tony williams are fighting over public schools versus charters. i think they're both's making sure they all get a good education. teachers should have their contracts respected. they also should be held accountable. and it's wrong philadelphia gets less school funding than other parts of pennsylvania. i'll work with harrisburg to change that. but if they refuse i'll take them to federal court. as mayor i'll do what's right for them.
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controversy never all that far away from the eagles, we have another one today. >> these comments are a big surprising lasean mccoy is with the eagles,bills but he says of the eagles in espn magazine chip kelly wants full control, he got rid of all the good players and the black players fastest and that is the truth. the eagles have no comment. chip kelly brought in demarco murray and jordan matthews and all black players. he will get a chance to speak to
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him in person when they come to lincoln center in december. >> this is a guy that is disgruntled and a lot of noise i read nothing into that, i like to evaluate my players and how they perform on the field and the coach how they perform on the team and field not what they say after they leave. >> the nfl has completed their investigation into the new england patriots and the so-called deflate-gate the conclusion is they likely cheated. that the patriots deliberately deflated balls in their victory over the colts and that quarterback tom brady was at least generally aware of the cheating espn is reporting that the nfl is considering discipline of brady and a pair of employees. at some point in your life you have probably been picked on jeff skversky has the story
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of a local ball who was faced with bullying. >> what a day for a 10-year-old kid hanging out with tim detebow and the eagles. this is a day that dominic will not forget. the fifth grader in montgomery county has been getting bullied in school. >> in school kids have been calling me short and it started hurting my feelings. instead of fighting back he went to his instagram page and said the reason he was shorter was because leukemia stunted his growth. he had chemotherapy. >> dominic went through three and a half years of chemo and didn't cry and he started to cry that night and he showed me what he posted and it went viral and
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they invited dominic to the eagles practice facility. >> thank you for come to practice today. >> dominic who is also in remission learned a few drills. >> put your arm down and let me see you do it. >> i'm 6'6" tall and i am looking up to a 10-year-old kid it's awesome. >> it's awesome i got to see them practice and i got signatures and everything. very cool. >> aside from the autographs and his own personalized jersey meeting one of his favorite players running back derek sproles who grew up being told he was too short. >> that is not right. >> kids like him are who inspire us. finally a big day for this eagles fan. >> that smile right there is priceless. thank you ducis. >> we are just days away from
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the aberdeen dad vail regatta, but the fun started today. some former philadelphia sports stars had a row today at boathouse row. world be free and former flyer brian pop and former eagle, greg barnett. took part in a friendly rowing cometition and this one took place on land instead of water.
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the rain moving out and the heat moving back in. we have a few showers around and stormtracker 6 live double scan showing nothing significant just spotty showers here and there
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and they are all moving out as we head through the evening hours. the accuweather highlights show you that we are getting more and more daylight now and we are tracking a weekend sizzle for mothers day, for tonight the first time when this year the sun is setting at 8:00, 8:00 or later right through august 13th it's starting to look more like summer, it's feeling like summer this weekend, the forecast is 87 degrees, that is 15 degrees above average and the warmest mothers day since 1991, the warmest mothers day in 20 years. may want to buy mom an air conditioning unit this weekend. 70 in philadelphia our high today 77 6 degrees above normal but felt cool compared to yesterday's high and sea isle city 59 degrees with the wind
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off the ocean. a cluster thunderstorms off state college and severe weather and this is all trending well to the south and this will be affecting baltimore and washington but this will be missing us so nothing more than a few scattered showers but all eyes on what is going on in oklahoma city, we have a half dozen reported tornadoes and there is a tornado emergency in effect for newcastle oklahoma and this means that they are telling people to get underground and in a deadly scenario since this is the beginning of rush hour, and that cell with a debris cloud is passing through oklahoma city and moore oklahoma a large tornado is on the ground and it looks like a potentially dangerous situation in oklahoma city. high pressure tomorrow brings us a return of temperatures in the 80s, 80 degrees and a mixture and sun and clouds as we head
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towards the weekend, high pressure moves to the east plenty of sunshine and 80 in philadelphia and cooler at the shore with temperatures around 70 degrees, this high pressure will keep the low pressure that is developing near florida down to the south, and this does have a 60% chance of becoming a tropical storm and you look at it, it's not all that well defined and all the convection is near the center and it could be the first tropical storm of the season. the exclusive accuweather forecast back to the 80s tomorrow, 80 degrees and mostly sunny skies a nice day friday the heat is on and 85 degrees and saturday 85 for the aberdeen dad vail regatta put on the sunscreen and sunday for mothers day it's hot, 87 degrees and notice more humid as well. still sweating on monday 87.
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and a cold front brings us some much needed rain and behind that system temperatures drop to normal at 75 degrees back to the 80s for the next six days. >> thank you. a delaware teenager received national attention for her reading program is back in the spotlight tonight, 14-year-old armani henry created the 100 men reading program when she was just 10 years old, the event was held in wilmington today the program recruits men to read to the elementary school students today. she is featured in the first national we day coming up on august 21st. and world news tonight with david muir is next on channel 6 and "action news" continues at 10:00 on phl 17 with brian taff, shirleen allicot and adam joseph and ducis rogers. and then please join "action
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news" at 11:00 here on channel 6, tonight the "action news" troubleshooters have been at work getting help for some frustrated cable customers here is a preview. >> reporter: the "action news" troubleshooters got more complaints about comcast than any other company and now the cable giant claims to be reinventing its kufrt mer experience, several people came taos and said that reinvention is long overdue. a special report on channel 6 "action news" at 11:00. >> for the entire "action news" team i'm jim gardner, we hope you'll join us at 11:00.
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breaking news. tornadoes touching down as we come on the air. the alerts up right now. more on the way tonight. oklahoma city among the cities on the lookout. millions bracing for severe storms. also breaking the train derailing. the massive ball of fire. the evacuations tonight. the tom brady bombshell. the super bowl champ and what the investigation now reveals. what did he know? and will there be punishment? jesse palmer standing by. the deliberate crash in the alps. tonight, the major development. did the co-pilot practice on a flight right beforehand? passengers having no idea. my interslew with hugh jackman on his important message tonight. and too close for comfort. the boaters, the plane, and the plan gone wrong?


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