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telling us. the vick tming a transgender female teesh ajenkins was dropped off in area of 13 and wingahockin and five males approached her and beat her and knocked her to the ground and one man decided he needed to kill. >> preliminary nary investigation reveals that the decedent had just gotten out of a vehicle at that location and was assaulted by five or six unidentified males during that assault one of the males pulled out a gun and while victim was on the ground shot the victim twice. >> at this point police have no suspects or motive and they don't know if this was a hate crime and don't know why the victim 22-year-old kiesha jenkins was in that area. she is from north philadelphia. police want to talk to the driver that dropped her off. he has not come forward. at this point they have few leads they're searching that area for potential surveillance video and at this point they
have not released any. live outside police head quarter e. chad pradelli, "channel 6 action news," jim. >> thank you, chad, there were tense moments this morning at the community college of philadelphia. the school went into lockdown as word spread that there was a man with a gun on campus and police did take a suspect in custody and authorities are still unraveling the details about what happened at ccp this morning. and let's go live to the scene and "action news" reporter vernon odom. vernon. >> jim it is so peaceful and tranquil out here tonight. most people wouldn't know what is going on this morning. in fact police even at this hour many hours late rear trying to figure out exactly what happened out here this morning. >> the word there was a gun wielding man on community college campus this morning triggered a fuel scale lockdown and army of cops in the spring garden section. police found out this was not a mass murder plot unfolding and result of a bitter dispute between two male students here
and police wentz room to room through several buildings looking for alleged gunman and no shots wherever fired. in about 90 minutes they found minimum in a classroom ccp business and industry center 1 and calohill. this student saw the bust. >> they caught him in the hallway patted him down. i don't think he had the gun on him though. >> did he offer any resistance. >> he didn't offer no resistance he was looking scared. they put him in cuffs and walked him out. >> police are searching for the gun the 17-year-old was allegedly brand dishing. >> we don't have a gun. we don't have a firearm. we have to continue searching to see if we can come one a gun. he may have ditched it or given it to someone sglems in the wake of internet threat of a local college campus yesterday and last week massacre in core oregon police are taking no charge chances but failure to find a sgoun far has law enforcement wonder physical any charges will come out despite all the sound and fury here
this morning. jim, so far, no charges yet. and police and law enforcement are starting to wonder if there will ever be any filed. no gun no possible charge these say. that 17-year-old suspect is still being questioned at this hour. live in spring garden. i'm vernon odom, "channel 6 action news," jim. >> vernon, thank you. the campus cents out this text alert to students after police were alerted, students and faculty were told to shelter in place as officers searched the campus. >> a lot of people in any class was getting nervous like can we leave, can we leave? we saw swat teams out there. and like we realized what was going on. we were already scared. >> they tried to lock everybody down but people so they heard the word gun and everybody started getting out of there. >> a report of gun on campus in may of last year led to a similar scene at the community college of philadelphia. 23-year-old ryan fitch a student allegedly brought the
gun to his chemistry class. and police say that he had displayed it in a threatening manner during a dispute with another student. and fix was arrested. classes resumed the following day. we screamed the event at ccp live this morning as they unfolded and we did that at 6abc.com. that's where our coverage continues at this moment with the latest on investigation plus photo gallery of imannuals from the scene. when breaking news happens and you need immediate updates make sure to also follow the "action news" twitter feed@6abc for up to the minute details. >> and philadelphia police say armed robber locked up the employees of metro pcs store in the back room this morning before taking off with cash. robbery happened 10:15, 29 and york in strawberry mansion and witnesses say the suspect was dressed in muslim garb and pull a gun on employees and fortunately nobody was hurt. >> police in upper providence
township continue to investigate a case of traffic tragedy last night. two people drowned in the schuylkill canal when the car they were in flipped into the water. the victims were 25-year-old lauren anne mc garingle and clinton burger age 29. 21-year-old driver and 25-year-old paerm war able to escape with their lives. official say the driver was trying to turn around on the narrow tote path and banked on to embankment and flipped to water. lawmen are trying to determine if there should be criminal charges. >> and there's good news for motorists driving between valley forge and phoenixville tonight and route 23 bridge over the pickerring creek was reopened today 7 weeks ahead of schedule. and "action news" reporter sarah bloomquist is live in schuylkill township sarah, at least ahead of schedule. that doesn't happen very often. >> it doesn't, jim, and traffic now slowly picking up here on the route 23 bridge as word
just is getting out to people that it is back on and this could not have happened soon enough though for people who live and work nearby. >> this is search a relief to have it on. it's wonderful. >> the route 23 valley forge road sbrij back on here in schuylkill township chester county. chopper6hd flew over this morning as crews put the finishing touches on the crossing and we were back as they removed the last of the road closed signs. typically close to 20,000 vehicles cross the span each day. and but since april motorists have had to endure detours and long traffic delays. >> this is good. i used to have to go around the block or you know go the back way. >> construction on the heavily traveled route between phoeni phoenixville and valley forge ended 7 weeks early. for businesses cut off from phoenixville traffic today's opening could not come close enough enough. he owns the pizza and lounge.
>> it was island here this was last stop. it was only destination. so a lot of people didn't like to go around or change their ways. so it was tough. >> sue is a physical therapist at the rehab center next year. >> well i mean i deposit think we would feel the impact as much as we did. and but, the route around was horrific with rush hour. >> not anymore the bridge is back. schuylkill township is celebrateing. we will have a party tonight. >> you will have a party tonight. >> yes. >> to celebrate the bridge opening. >> opening of the bridge finally thank god. >> penndot said the contractor made a concerted effort to get this project gone early. they did. just in time for tonight's rush hour. and just in time to make that party at the italian restaurant down the road. live in schuylkill township chester county i'm sarah bloomquist, "channel 6 action news." jim. >> thank you, sarah. >> coming up on "action news" tonight it is cranberry snn south jersey and we have a look at this year's crop.
and we'll see what happens when a dance party breaks out during a pee-wee football game. >> well just a few clouds moving in tonight after another beautiful fall day. and i amtraking showers on the way and then a cool down i'll let you know when in the accuweather forecast. >> philadelphia eagles get back to work after the redskins de backal. can they turn this thing around. ducis rodgers with that story when "action news" continues ducis rodgers with that story when "action news" continues tonight.
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prosecutors say they kidnapped a worker in a parking garage just after she left her job at the national watch and diamond exchange. when she said she didn't know the codes for the safe the men beat her and dumped her cemetery darby borough. a third man gray will be tried at a later time. >> and audit of pennsylvania department of education shows it failed students and taxpayers. that's according to auditor general eugene de pass equal. the report found state board of education failed to update the master plan for basic education since 1999. and it relied on retired employees to fill critical positions and also identified 814 academically challenged schools partsed on performance scores and a majority of those schools did not get additional assistance. the department generally agrees with the audit's findings and
you can find a list of those poor performing schools on 6abc.com. >> and if it's october it's cranberry snn south jersey.the y grower in new jersey a one of a kind floating barge is pass ising offer a flooded bog by gps and pulled end to end by win tchs with invepted by fifth generation farmer. >> it uses what most are using and instead of mounting that on wheeled tractor that runs around in the water on the vines it is mounded on a barge. >> darling ton says the floating picker increased yield 25% and is more gentle on berries. >> october is peak season for cranberries and farmers are harvesting now to make sure these tart fruits make way to your thanksgiving table.
>> good as we can go. we try to move all the time so there's no downtown. >> dutch apartment crews are working 7 days a week and new york city fireman spends part of vision helping with harvest. >> my great great grandfather was pioneer of the cranberry industry in 1885 in new jersey and i've been fascinating ever since. >> after shaken from the vines the deep red berries flow to the surface and captured in a large boom and pushed to loader and cleaned and taken to ocean spray receiving center in chads worth for processing. >> once you get in the type of rhythm it's going through the motions you know you flood pick oral load. >> turns out sandy acidic soil in pinelands is perfect for growing cranberries and with half a million barrels grown each year in garden state new jersey is third largest producer of cranberries in the country. hammonton, i'm nora muchanic, "channel 6 action news." hammonton, i'm nora muchanic, "channel 6 action news." >>
. eagles get back to work. trying to catch a break and win on one in three breaks on sunday. jamie apody spent the day at practice and she has the pulse of the team. >> ironic or planned? eagles on up practice with the tune we're not going to take it anymore. >> and what excuse can we come up with nothing. >> nothing. >> which is exactly what jason kelsey thanks offensive line is doing. they're banked up and i he puts all this on them i realize emotions go after a loss. after the game -- >> i think it's. >> we should have rushing. we don't give owe fens kochs to
call plays because we're not consistent. >> if he sounds angry and frustrated he s those are emotions they hope to roll into play. nobody is discouraged they say they can turn this record around. >> you take one or two plays we're 3-1. a lot of things are portrayed i think everybody in here understands we're really close and i think that's universal in this locker room now. >> we know better than this. people have probably written us off. it's a good things. we wouldn't want to peak early. this is just about to get roug rough. >> jamie apody, "channel 6 action news." >> we needed a distraction from the birds and sixers are happy to be that and hopefully more. their preseason schedule begins that on the road against wizards. jaleel oak forgets a taste of nba and takes part in summer leak play and level of competition increased. okafor is pumped up. it may not sound like it but trust me he's doing jumping
jacks on the outside. >> i'm excited we're focus on the preseason. if you make me say one thing it's to run the floor on offense and really get up and down the floor and we're not going to play them a lot of minutes. >> and coach says perhaps 20 minutes. college football temple 4-0 for first time in 1974. you can only play who is on your schedule and saturday alls will host 2-2 tulane. check this out at practice today. despite perfect record coach matt rhule is pushing his guys. >> we're excited about winning four games and we know we have a ton to work on. i think as a team we're still kind of working on who we are and how we need to do things. we're not there yet understanding exactly what temple football means and what
our brand of football is we're getting there. >> in a pee-wee football game in connecticut the opponents come together as one and when their favorite song is whilz teams are dancing water back hikes the ball and pitches to running back gets a touchdown. later on the two teams continue to dance. i don't want to be the wet blanket i think it was a false start on that play. >> you cannot be dancing ob that. >> isn't that from remember the tie ans. >> do i remember the titans. >> yes do you. >> popular international magazine is drying to inspire hundreds of students. motiva print today english and spanish kicked off student litership series today. motivational speaker dave sal czar gave the keynote address. the workshop is in partnership with the united states hispanic the workshop is in partnership with the united states hispanic leadership institute.
>> members of the department of environmental protection surveyed the damage on the jersey shore. caused by the recent storm. a team of coastal engineers was joined by commissioner bob martin as they toured sea isle city today. commissioner martin says he saw significant damage to the dunes in atlantic city and cape may county. martin says he wants to get sand to the areas that need it most so they can get through the wintertime. but we'll have unlike winter weather. >> exactly. >> over the next few days good fortunately no, i storms on the horizon in the near future. today, beautiful. stormtracker 6 double scan showing nice and dry out there
and the action cam tag a look today and seeing blue skies and sunshine through the leaves most of the leaves have not started changing yet and with that sunshine finally temperatures manage to make it out of the 60s. so the accuweather highlights will show you for the first day in october temperatures in the 70s today and we will stay dry until late in the day on friday. today's high, 75 degrees. yesterday, 69. the first time this entire month 6th day of the month now the temperatures are above normal that's 5 degrees above normal and a fall beauty today. the next chance of rain will come on friday and future tracker showing that generally this will be a light rain even event. bum being of it will be falling on friday night and along the i-95 corridor areas south and west we're looking at generally third of inch of rain and northwest suburbs will get a little more up to three-quarters of inch of rain and friday morning shoulding dry and showers move late in the day and friday night.
right now, though, very comfortable. 74 in philadelphia with that sunshine and millville, 71. trenton 72. and allentown 70. wilmington 71 and sael i'll city cooler, 64. and satellite 6 along with action radar showing loads of sunshine today. but you can see how some high, thin clouds are are advanceing from west. when you get cloud cover during the night the clouds act like insulation like a blanket. that means people turz will not cool off quite a bit like last night. temperatures in the 40s. tonight tonightal rally in 50s. low in philadelphia, allentown, 52, millville, 5 2, wilmington 57, 52 is the normal low this time of year. and school day forecast tomorrow, kids definitely need a jacket or sweatshirt in the morning if headed to the bus top. 7:00, 50 by noon and 71 and for the trip home they won't need the jackets or sweat shirts, 7 6 degreesment warm afternoon with sunny skies. enjoy it tomorrow.
76 degrees. this cold front moves through late in the day tomorrow. comes through dry. behind it another area of high pressure moving in on thursday and that means the sunshine is back. it will be a little bit cooler and still, couple degrees above normal 27 and on friday first we have warm front temperatures up into the mid to upper 70s and then cold front will move through late in the day on friday and then that will bring us round of rain and temperatures will be cooling off for the weekend. and so the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast you like today, you'll like tomorrow. a cool start to the morning and then nice and warm by the afternoon and afternoon high 76 degrees. that's about 6 degrees above normal and again loads of sunshine. little bit more in the form of cloud cover and as that cold front moves through late in the afternoon. thursday, behind that system the sunshine is back and it's beautiful and it's a tad cooler and a high of 72. and then on friday, friday we start sun sheen and clouds roll out lunchtime and afternoon and
evening we're looking at showers and again about quarter inch to three-quarters of inch of rain and not looking at widespread heavy rain. high 77 degrees. then behind that system high pressure builds back in for the weekend. that will keep us dry for the weekend and morning clouds give way to afternoon sunshine on saturday and temple homecoming on saturday and it's looking to be a nice day for got ball. 66. on sunday, mostly sunny and for eagles also lots of great football weather. 68 degrees. maybe a sweatshirt on sunday and monday. turning warmer the flyers home-opener monday a lot going on this weekend, monday columbus day and great for the kids that have off. 74, tuesday, lots of sunshine and high of 72. all in all next week looking nice. thunder showers friday afternoon and friday night. pretty nice. >> baseball is over and football is over and just kidding. the hockey and basketball is almost here and today we got a
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