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you can't breathed. through your nose. suddenly, you're a mouthbreather. well, just put on a breathe right strip which instantly opens your nose up to 38% more than cold medicine alone. shut your mouth and say goodnight mouthbreathers. breathe right >> d afternoon, sarah is off, in the news, investigators are asking for the public's help after a hit-and-run in atlantic city. a texas police department
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is back in the news for tasering a city councilman. in the news, the arrest of the person who beat and shot and killed here last week in an attempted robbery. one man is in custody, but investigators are looking for more suspects. vernon odem is live at philadelphia headquarters with details of the arrest. vernon. >> reporter: rick, police have made the arrest so far, but the manhunt is on for other accomplices, five or six, police say, we'll be getting more details from the police later this afternoon. police say they have partially solved the murder case of kiesha jenkins in philadelphia who was shot twice last tuesday. yesterday police arrested padro redding and charged him with murder and robbery. a group of five or six men were involved in the attack.
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jenkins said he was a 22-year-old man engaged in prosecution dressed as a female. the murder jolted the lgbt community. so far no hate crime charges only robbery and murder. rick, padro redding taken into custody appears to be a career criminal four prior arrests for narcotics, aggravated assault and robbery and firearms violations, live at police headquarters in center city. i'm vernon odem channel 6 "action news." rick? >> vernon, thank you. a lehigh valley senator has pled not guilty to his third drunk driving charge in 20 years. pat brown's attorney entered his plea this morning. investigators say his blood alcohol content was above the legal limit when he lost control of the bike on the off ramp of i-78. he previously had his license
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suspended in 1995 and 1999 for drunk driving crashes. southwest is getting back on track after computer glitch that delayed hundreds of flights nationwide leading to long lines including philadelphia international. trish hartman is live at phl aspirations try to get back to normal there. >> reporter: west airlines systems are back up and running today after the major problems yesterday. you can take a look there's a little bit of a line moving behind me right now, but it is moving quickly. all the computers at phl are working. the airline is urging passengers to arrive two hours ahead of their flights just to be safe. >> reporter: west passengers prepare for the worst monday morning as they arrive for their flights at philadelphia international airport. i was expecting to see lines out
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the door and trouble getting into the line even. i'm happy to see looks like i'll get on my plane on time. >> folks were pleasantly surprised when the lines moved quickly at the kiosk check in. >> i expected to be waiting in line out there. >> reporter: employees worked to get people checked in and on their way at 6:00 a.m. after a computer glitch caused hundreds of delays in southwest sunday. officials say it affected the website and mobile apps kiosks nationwide. handle written boarding passengers were used. the airline urges passengers to check in early and print out boarding passes ahead of time. >> i saw it yesterday but i came in early and it worked out. >> reporter: did that make you
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nervous for your flight this morning. >> yes, because i didn't want to get up this early. >> reporter: passengers should be able to use boarding passes on their devices. no word on what caused the technical glitch. but company representatives said they had no reason to believe it was a hacker. rick. >> turning to the accuweather forecast. we had a chilly start this morning, but it's shaping up to be a beautiful columbus day. sky6 live hd showing the view of penns landing and the ben franklin bridge. lots of warm sunshine and temperatures to start the workweek. not bad if you have the day off either. meteorologist david murphy does not have the day off. you're here with me, david. >> reporter: i love being here talking about the weather when it's so nice. picture-perfect forecast. we'll start you with cloud cover. there's no significant cloud cover near any neighborhood. we have nothing but blue right
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now. as we go into the afternoon you might get a pop up cloud here or there. 68 degrees in philadelphia. we started out chilly this morning we had lows in the 40s in a lot of neighborhoods but no more. winds are light in the single digits wherever you see a seer seer -- zero that's calm winds. the high today is 75. now that the average high now that we are in october is the 60s, so we're above average. as we look at temperatures as far west as chicago it's mild. look at that a little bit of blue punching into the dakotas. bismarck, 50 degrees, cooler south and east of the dakotas, we're looking at the arrival of
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gradually successively cool air as we roll into the weekend. of i'll have that coming up. >> check 6abc.com/weather get expert insights from accuweather and stay on top of the threat of rape with our storm tracker 6 live radar. investigators are investigating the death of a former firefighter in burlington county. 79-year-old roger lippincot was riding a lawnmower when it caught fire. he was trying to put out the blaze when he was overcome by flames and smoke. they are looking to see what sparked the fire. a 2-year-old was seriously hurt when the mother's car slammed into a pole late last night. the boy's car seat was not properly buckled in. he was flung across the back seat. the child was taken to the
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hospital in critical condition. the mother was taken to different hospital along with an 8-year-old who was sitting in the front seat. a dramatic police confrontation in texas led to a city councilman tasered for arrest. it happened in the same town where sandra bland was arrested and died over the summer. elizabeth hur is live with more. >> reporter: police right now maintain what happened in this case is the result of the councilman resisting and ignoring repeated demands, but the councilman is questioning the use of a stun gun was necessary. >> put your hand up. >> he's going to have to taser. >> reporter: a taser take down in texas raising question. >> put your hands behind your back. >> reporter: the incident caught on the police body cam began with 26-year-old city councilman
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jonathan miller asking why officers why three of his friends were being questioned in his front yard. the video showing tensions quickly escalating. >> i'm telling you one more time go over there before you go to jail. >> turn around turn around. before he is tasered on his niece with his back to police. he spoke to houston station after he was charged and released from jail. >> it went from me asking question for me put on the ground. i'm curious to have the conversation with the officers. >> reporter: in a statement police insisting this was a clear case of resisting arrest. the police chief revealing the female officer was at the scene during the traffic stop and controversial arrest of sandra bland over the summer, with who authorities later found dead
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hanging in her jail cell. meanwhile, councilman miller was charged with interfering with public duties and resisting arrest. the officers are still on the job pending the outcome of the on going investigation. live in new york, elizabeth hur channel 6 "action news." >> much more to come on "action news" at noon. a u.s. postal driver walked away from a storm that ripped his mail truck to pieces in florida. a woman uses a samurai sword to stop an intruder. find out what the suspect told police when he was taken away in handcuffs. "action news" continues in just a moment. >> a u.s. postal service driver
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is alive and talked about the water spout that demolished truck on a bridge in florida. daniel leaver was on his usual route in tampa bay. the water spout knocked the vehicle on its side and piles of mail were swept away into the water.
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despite all the damage he suffered minor bumps and bruises. an 11-year-old girl is in critical condition after she had to be rescued from the ocean in ventura county, california. video captured the struggled -- the struggling as she was pulled out in a rip current. she was rescued an taken to the hospital. jason resign faces 20 years in in in prison. the newspaper is working to appeal the conviction. he has been the iran bureau chief in 2012. he grew up in california and holds american ascertain iranian citizenship. in texas a man is in
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critical condition after being shot outside the patriots cowboys game. police received a call about a man and a fight in the parking lot. the victim is in his early 40s and rushed to the hospital. another man was taken into custody and charged with aggravated assault. a woman who used a diva weapon to stop a stranger in her home. she woke torched a person standing in the hallway. she flicked on the lights and punchedment man in the face ten times and she grabbed a large samurai sword and held the blade to the intruder's neck until police arrived. >> i held it like this. >> the police arrested the 30-year-old suspect without incident. he was allegedly high on drugs when he broke in. he said hes hiding super someone and apologized to the women as they led him away. california residents are
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taking umbrage with a plan for wildfires. under the current proposal inmates with a violent past would only qualify to help with the wildfires if they have been rewarded with good behavior. it still needs final approval in the department. concerns about a powerful pain killer that doctors can prescribe for young children. details next in "healthcheck" when "action news" at noon continues in just a moment.
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planning company wide layoffs, twitter will announce the cuts this weekend. it had 4200 employees at the end of june. it's user growth has not kept pace. twitter booned the deal to expand into a building in san francisco. a spokesman for the company is not commenting on the rumors. dell is planning to die storage company emc. since going private two years ago, dell has been vertigo in --
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dell has expanding in software business. doctors are concerned about children using a powerful pain killer. fda recently approved oxycontin appropriate for young patient in severe pain after surgery or cancer patient, but they fear that children who wind up getting it won't need it. it's linked to a rise in heroin addiction and overdose deaths. many critics say it's overprescribed for adults. a school lunch that lasts 25 minutes to give children enough time to eat food. kids will eat more fruits and vegetables if they are given 25 minutes of seated lunchtime. children who were given less time finished less of their entrees and made unhealthy
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choices. "action news" team is out working on stories beginning at 4:00 p.m. alicia vitarelli is live in the newsroom. how was the weekend. >> reporter: it was great. two sisters separated 40 years ago reunited when they realized they were just more than friends. ahead in big talkers this little girl was rushed to the e-r after a boy hit her in the face at school. that's where her mother said someone added insult to injury. what a worker said that made her pen an open letter to the hospital. most of us are observing columbus day but in nine shifts it marks indigenous peoples day. we'll have that. >> you can watch our newscast streaming live on your smart phone or tablet. see you at 4:00, rick.
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>> see you at 4:00. accuweather and david murphy when we come right back. stay with us. >> meteorologist david murphy
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is back here, it was on the cold side this morning. it was, it was really chilly. some spots is in the 40s. it's that time of year. storm tracker 6 live double scan shows us we're rebounding into a nice afternoon. no precipitation, of course. as we take a ride aboard chopper 6 boathouse row. first things i'll point out to you, sunny, look at the water, it's nice and calm an indication of the light to calm winds we're enjoying so far today. and we're continuing to enjoy that. 68 degrees in philadelphia. the winds out of southwest
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7 miles per hour. a light breeze at times. comfortable out there. couple of spots getting up to 07 or better. atlantic city, beach haven, trenton and millville. 67 in reading, that's the cool spot. all the areas are going to get up above 70 degrees as we go a little later into the afternoon. satellite showing you that it's going to stay sunny. we don't have the development of too much cloud cover. later in the afternoon a little bit starts to pop through, but generally speaking we're be looking at lots of sun from start to finish. sunny skies in allentown. nice for the lehigh valley with highs about 74. not only in allentown, but up the road in bethlehem and easton, as well. down the shore, sunny and pleasant, cooler along the ocean water that's typical along the boards. 70 degrees. today in philadelphia,
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75 degrees. overnight -- this morning we were down to 58 degrees, tonight similar. as we look at the evening commute, 75 degrees, warm by 4:00 p.m. warm by 5:30, 72 degrees, once the sun goes down, by 7:00 p.m. we're zipping down into the upper 60s and continuing to fall from there. tomorrow we have a cold front from the west. ahead of it we'll get mild, 7 # degrees, at times there will be a sprinkle or shower from that front. with the low placed well to the north, this is where the precipitation action will be and cooler air behind the front wednesday and thursday. in terms of precipitation, it will be dry most of the day. between 5:30 and 11:00 you'll see a line of showers coming through. future tracker 6 has been stubborn about giving the possibility of a light sprinkle
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or shower later in the afternoon around 5:00 p.m. or 6:00 p.m. overall it will be dry, not too bad precipitation wide. 75 today. if you're heading to the flyers home opener and wanted to partying in the parking lot. you can do that weather wise. as you just saw well have the front popping through. here's change coming. 67 wednesday and thursday, another front arrives friday 64 and showers, behind that, how about highs in the 50s for the first time in quite sometime. it could happen saturday an sunday, you'll have to bundle up for the temple game where they could be 6-0. >> police need your help in finding a hit and run in atlantic city. a microscopic bacteria has
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the stories we're following on "action news" at 12:30, the search is on in atlantic city for a driver who left a pedestrian fighting for his life we're live with the latest. the computers are working again for southwest airlines, but there are still some lingering problems at the
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airport. and former phillie chase utley has been cleared to play tonight after the controversial slide, but the incident isn't over yet. now to the details, atlantic city police identified a victim in a weekend hit-and-run, but they need the public's help in solving the case, nora muchanic is live along route 30 with more. hi, nora. >> reporter: yeah, investigators don't have a lot of the to go on and they are asking for the public's help. this accident happened saturday night directly across the from the humane society. the victim was discovered by a passing motorist. >> no i.d., all dark closing. >> reporter: atlantic city police are looking for a driver who struck the man going over a concrete median on absecon boulevard known as route 30. >> if anybody was in the area or behind

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