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who tells us that the youngster's parents are not married but only live several blocks apart sharing custody of the three-year-old. she went on to tell us that last night the little boy was staying with his dad but beyond that, they have no idea what happened. >> it's a shocking. >> reporter: neighbor nancy is talking about the tragic story that started unfolding around 6 o'clock this morning when a family member reported three year old brendan link creato missing. investigators converged on the neighborhood around the 100 block of cooper street. just as neighbors started mobilizing to help with the search it was already too late. >> someone said they called the search off and i was just like good news or bad news and they just shook their heads. >> reporter:. >> reporter: a bit before 9 o'clock this morning less than three hours after authorities were notified, little brendan's body was found by k-9 units in a wooded area off south park drive near the cooper river. neighbors say the situation has cents this quiet community into an emotional tail spin. >> it's a really good town.
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good place to grow up. good neighborhood. something like this is just shocking. >> i've lived here for 25 years and nothing like -- i've never heard of anything like this. >> reporter: now at this point local authorities are not referring to this case as a crime. they say the fact of the matter is this investigation is just getting under way. >> we're awaiting the results of an autopsy to be conducted to determine the cause and manner of death and this is a very ongoing and active investigation so we appreciate your patience in this matter. >> reporter: back out live so once again the investigation is ongoing. no arrests have been made and the camden county prosecutors office is asking anyone with any information to please give them a call. reporting live from haddon township, new jersey, walter perez, channel6 "action news." monica. >> thank you walter. the defense is now presenting its case in the trial of a contractor charged in that center city building collapse. griffin campbell faces six counts of third degree murder, one counter for each of the six people who died at 22nd and market back in 2013. campbell's attorney contends
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his clients was made a scapegoat for the property owners and the architect who allegedly ordered him to demolish the building more quickly but prosecutors say he cut corners to make more money and that he bears sole responsibility for that disaster. >> turning to the forecast now, we've seen a few spotty showers this afternoon but overall it's been a pretty nice day. as we look live outside from sky6 hd and a nice shot of the center city skyline from our temple university cam, accuweather says get ready, we're going to get a change in the temperatures right around the corner. meteorologist cecily tynan joins us outside with the details. i guess back to reality. >> that's exactly right. the past three days we've had temperatures in the 70's, short sleeves fine. tomorrow maybe long sleeves and by the weekend i think you'll want a jacket. right now, though, still pretty comfortable despite a lot of cloud cover, 75 degrees in philadelphia. wilmington 73. trenton 72. millville 74. reading 70 and allentown has now dropped down to
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69 degrees. little bit unsettled today. yesterday we had the bright blue skies, wall to wall sunshine. today the clouds have been mixing in with the sun. we did have a few spotty showers and you can see there's a couple showers out to our west that could be swinging through over the next few hours as a cold front moves through. the best chance of any showers will be north of philadelphia and i think for the most part, this front will move through dry. so, the evening planner, partly cloudy skies, a spotty shower north of philadelphia possible. temperatures slow to cool off with the cloud cover. at 7 o'clock, 70. by 8 o'clock, 69. by 9 o'clock, 67. and by 10 o'clock, 65 degrees. so, what this front will do is open the door to more seasonable level temperatures and then the coldest air so far will be arriving over the weekend. it's kind of a gradual process. temperatures in the 70's right now. as we head into tomorrow, thursday and friday, it will be back to reality. seasonably cool with temperatures in the 60's.
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however, another cold front moves through late in the day on friday. and i want to show you this one graphic. this really shows what we're talking about. afternoon highs only in the 50's this weekend on overnight lows in the suburbs will be dropping well down into the low 30's. could actually have some patchy frost. i'll talk more about that coming up in the full accuweather 7-day forecast. rick. >> all right, cecily, see you back inside. thank you. as cooler weather moves into the area, keep checking back at you'll find up to the minute forecasts plus the power of storm tracker6 live radar right at your fingertips. >> philadelphia police are looking for a woman in her 20's who has been missing since the weekend that pope francis was in town. loved ones say she went to attend the world meeting of families concert for the pope and they haven't seen her since. "action news" reporter john rawlins live at the philadelphia museum of art tonight with the rest of that story. john. >> reporter: hi, monica. well, those into know the young woman are worried. normally they say she would
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make contact with friends every three or four days but now it's been more than two weeks. she has not gone back to her apartment and she has not reached out. >> it drives me crazy, you know. i think all these different scenarios. >> reporter: shane christopher grant is talking about his good friend who has been missing since saturday september 26 the day of the papal concert. she was seen by grant's mom at broad and cherry where there was a security check point for the event. police say the 24-year-old mill suffers from bipolar disorder and needs medications. among grant's fears the vulnerable girl met the wrong person. >> i'm just scared that maybe somebody, you know, got her a drink, you know, who knows, put something in her drink. i just want to make sure she's alive. >> reporter: mill's friends have used social media and posters to get the word out. mill was reported missing by the organization that operates this assisted living facility where she stayed. police stress as an adult she has the right to go wherever she wants. still, they are investigating looking into if mill has been
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using her debit card. >> it's something our investigator its take a look at any time a person is reported missing, if there is any type of cell phone or if there is a credit card, debit card. >> reporter: mill has a fondness for wigs which could make it tough for the public to spot her. >> she has short brown hair underneath and she wears wigs because she doesn't like the way her hair looks. >> reporter: one social media post worries grant someone says on the 26th, the day of the concert at broad and west indiana, a group of kids were taunting a young woman pulling at her wig. milne has been missing for 17 days. >> spiritual torture not knowing where she is or if she's okay. >> reporter: she was wearing a long blond wig the day -- the last day anyone saw her. while her hair color changed, shane says one constant or two constants actually her piercing bright blue eyes and trace of a russian accent. she was adopted when she was nine and came to the united states. everyone hopes she's just fine and if that is the case they hope she will reach out and contact police and let them
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know. live along the parkway, john rawlins, channel6 "action news." >> ♪ >> now to the race for the white house tonight. the five democratic presidential candidates will take the stage in las vegas in just a few hours for their first official debate. seasoned debate hillary clinton is coming in with solid early poll numbers in key straight. senator bernie sanders has emerged as a strong rival for clinton. the other three candidates taking part jim webb lincoln chafee and martin o'malley. vice president joe biden was invited to take part but he'll be watching from his home in wilmington instead. that's not stopping the push for him to run. >> the job is about a lot more than a paycheck. it's about -- it's about your dignity. >> a group called draft biden 2016 hopes its new ad will move the vice president to jump into the race. they launched it today. the only real deadline for biden is the day candidates
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must declare their intent to state parties. georgia has the earliest deadline and that's october 29th. >> time now to check out the traffic scene for you tuesday night. >> alall right, let's go live to autumn marisa. >> we had accidents all afternoon long on 95. here we are on the schuylkill expressway. the accident we had just cleared. you can see the police and one of the vehicles still there but off to the side and the speeds starting to pick up. this is right at spring garden in the eastbound lanes of the city f you're heading westbound looking nice and clear from the vine street expressway out to the blue route right now. taking a look at the speeds across the region as i mentioned 95 very slow this afternoon. we were down in the single digits. you can see 16 miles per hour there. we had two accidents in the northbound and southbound lanes of cottman, two accidents at in the southbound lanes but that's starting to pick back up. hopefully we'll be moving along a little smoother in the near future. taking a look at the vine street expressway in those eastbound lanes we had a
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tractor-trailer taking out the right-hand lane. that has cleared so you can see that starting to move. still slow going in those westbound lanes if you're making your way up to the schuylkill expect to tap the brakes there. few incidents to tell you about a little busy on 295 over in new jersey southbound at route 70 we have an accident and 295 southbound at route 44 we have an overturned vehicle. keep an eye on things and bring you an update in the next half hour. back to you rick and monica. >> okay. >> thank you so much. >> much more still to come on "action news" tuesday night. doctors at a local hospital are focused on how to treat women in the early stages of breast cancer. ali gorman will share one woman's story of her stage zero diagnosis coming up in health check. >> also young people in philadelphia create art to improve the community and their own lives as well. we'll explain. those stories and more. cecily is back with the full accuweather including cooler temperatures coming all next. stay with us.
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my favorite. bad news. the johnsonville factory burned down brian. it's terrible. well if you can't serve tasty sausage why are we even a family? i may as well move out. well, if that's what yo... you're right. i'll stay. and tomorrow we're going to help johnsonville rebuild that factory. i'll take dinner in my room, with chocolate milk. make pasta tastier with johnsonville italian sausage. we don't make sausage. we make family. and sausage.
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joined the restorative justice project to turn their lives around. >> when you change individuals you can change the life of the city of philadelphia. it doesn't have to be one or the other. that's what we see here before us. >> the mural arts guild program and urban creators teamed up for the project to provide job training and life skills to young people who need them. >> terrific. >> ♪ >> time for health check. fighting breast cancer is often an individual journey but the research does answer some questions. >> but a study this summer raised new ones on handling the earliest stage of breast cancer. tonight health reporter and registered nurse ali gorman has information women need to help them beat the odds against breast cancer. >> ♪ >> diane wall says she's a poster child for the importance of getting mammograms. >> when i was 46 i went for my mammogram and said see ya' next year and 24 hours later my family doctor called me to say it was abnormal i needed
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to go back. >> follow-up tests showed she had dcis, duct tile carcinoma in situ, abnormal cells in the milk ducts it's also called stage zero breast cancer or even precancer. >> cancer there is not invading into the tissue, it's kind of pushing against the margins but not yet reaching that invasive stage. >> dr. markun der meyer a study said radiation maybe even surgery might not be necessary. >> radiation is good at reducing the risk of it coming back in the breast but that it doesn't affect whether the patient lives longer. >> the doctor believes treatment decisions involve more factors such as if genetic tests sipping the cells could become invasive later. what's the woman's race or age. african-american women and
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those under 35 were more likely to die from invasive cancer. plus, is she comfortable with watchful waiting versus more aggressive treatment. >> i can't imagine sitting and waiting for that to see if it developed into a tumor. >> we still don't know for sure which patient we can be less aggressive with. >> diane opted for surgery and radiation. but not until she got a second opinion and information from reliable medical resources. >> making an educated decision gave me confidence that i did the right thing. >> the doctor says the question won't be settled until their more studies following thousands of women with low risk cells who don't get radiation. for now, anyone in the situation should talk to their oncologist about their options and also get a second opinion. ali gorman channel6 "action news." >> and a communities fair featured breast cancer detection exams as well today in southwest philadelphia. this one was held at the
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health annex on woodland avenue. doctors did breast exams, they also talked to attendees about how to do self checks and there were cooking demonstrations fitness sessions and more. they also heard from a breast cancer survivor. >> a newborn girl is getting a second chance thanks to a seconds medical opinion that proved doctors wrong. abigail jones was initially diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor while she was in her mother's womb. a florida hospital told her parents she wouldn't survive long after she was born so they were already in the process of planning a funeral when something changed. >> she ate and she gained weight and she looked great. she was thriving. she was certainly not in any way shape or form dying. >> a seconds opinion at children's hospital in boston confirmed her family's suspicions. abigail's tumor wasn't even cancerous. she's now on the road to recovery after a successful surgery last week. >> sweet. "action news at 5:00 continues. next also a reminder when you see breaking news or severe
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>> ♪ >> twitter announced today it will lay off up to 336 employees worldwide. the social media company says it needs to cut costs while finding new ways to attract new users. now the layoffs amount to 8 percent of twitter's workforce. the cuts are one of the first major moves by jack dorsey. he is the cofounder of twitter and officially named ceo last week. twitter says it would provide generous exit packages to folks who lose their jobs. >> temple university students and staff are demanding higher minimum wage for campus workers. advocates gathered before temple's board of trustees meeting today. they believe all campus employees should earn at least $15 an hour including student workers. today they asked temple leaders to follow in the footsteps of schools like the university of california which hiked wages to $15 an hour over the summer. >> some wilmington families will soon have a new place to call home.
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officials broke grounds today here in the 1400 block of walnut street. an eight unit townhome communities featuring three and four bedroom units will go up here. there's the rendering. this is a partnership by the interneighborhood foundation as well as the bank of america adopt a neighborhood project and it will open next summer.
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>> time for accuweather at the "action news" big board. meteorologist cecily tynan here with some get real moments in the weather world coming up this week. >> we have been in fantasy land the past few weeks with temperature in the 70's. today still very warm but we are live on sky6 taking a look at the center city skyline. yesterday we had the sapphire blue skies, the bright sunshine. today we have been dealing with clouds mixing in with the sun and also a few spotty showers. want to show you storm tracker6 live double scan. most of the region is completely rain free but beginning to see a few pop-up light showers here and there. one right now just to the north of fleetwood, another one just to the north of malvern just west of norristown and you can see how they're generally moving to the east, again not a lot of activity and there's also one band of some showers working out of maryland right over the border of new castle and kent county, delaware and this is also generally moving to the east. so, not a lot of activity with this front but what it will do
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is start the stepdown with temperatures as we head through the week. right now again very mild, 75 degrees. that's 7 degrees above average for this time of the year. trenton 72, millville 74, cape may a little bit cooler, 69 degrees. allentown with the clouds and a few spotty showers nearby, 69 degrees and reading currently 70 degrees. also, a little bit on the breezy side. winds generally out of the southwest at 10 miles an hour in philadelphia and with that southwesterly wind, that's what's pulling up the mild air but once that cold front moves through, we'll get a wind shift and that is what will bring us more realistic temperatures for this time of the year. so satellite6 along with action radar showing we've been seeing a few rounds of showers on and off through the day. the actual cold front is still out to the west so that will be shifting through as we head through the evening hours. behind it skies partly cloudy, breezy and temperatures a little bit on the cool side. not all that chilly. 56 degrees in philadelphia.
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allentown 47. wilmington 52. millville 51. and trenton 52 degrees. now, this really shows the big cooldown we have going. sunday we were 2 degrees above normal. yesterday 8 degrees above normal. today so far 7 degrees above normal. however, look at what will happen on sunday. temperatures for afternoon highs really just plummeting. 12 degrees below normal and overnight lows will be dropping down into the 30's and sunday morning i wouldn't be surprised if some areas in some of our suburbs actually have some patchy frost. this will be a big change in our weather. the five day at 5:00 showing tomorrow mix of sun and clouds, cooler than today but still little bit mild, 69 degrees. on thursday, this is where we should be for this time of the year, mostly sunny with a seasonable high of 67 degrees. on friday, another cold front moves in. this will bring us mostly cloudy skies, possibility of some showers kind of like today, not all day heavy rain,
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64 degrees. and then temperatures really tumble for the weekend. saturday breezy and cooler, 58 degrees. so bundle up if you're heading to the temple football game. sunday it gets even cooler with a high of only 54 degrees. overnight low in philadelphia 37 degrees. i think a lot of our suburbs down into the low 30's and of course monday we have monday night football. i'll let you know what to expect for that coming up in the full accuweather seven-day forecast. >> we're expecting a win. >> a win. >> that's what we're expecting. >> always expecting a win. i'm talking about the weather. >> oh, the weather. that's different, okay. thanks, cecily. much more still to come in our next half hour of "action news" at 5:00. the philadelphia man accused of killing a drexel university grad students goes before a judge. what the suspect was told coming up. >> plus investigators stumble on a field of marijuana plants worth more than a million bucks. we'll tell where you. >> a special piece of literature that's dazzled people all over the world is now in philadelphia but only for a short time. we will show it to you. >> all right, we'll have those stories and more when "action news" comes right back.
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>> ♪ >> "action news" continues with meteorologist adam joseph, jaime apody, rick williams and monica malpass. >> hello again here's what's happening on "action news" tuesday night.
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the five democratic presidential candidates vying for the party's nomination for president will battle it out this evening in las vegas. we'll have a live preview of the first democratic debate. an elderly man attacked by two men standing at his front door. montgomery county stepping up in its of the to prevent and treat drug abuse. >> democrat candidates hillary clinton, bernie sanders lincoln chafee and martin a.m. mole will debate the issues. brandy hit is live in los angeles for us with the very latest on it all. hi, brandy. >> reporter: the count down is on here in las vegas with the lingering question, will joe biden run. the five candidates who we know are taking the stage tonight are not worried about that right now as they prepare for their first big debate in the national spotlight: for the first time voters will see hillary clinton and bernie sanders finally face off. >> let's transform america.
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>> reporter: clinton appeared at a union protest rally outside donald trump's hotel monday ahead of the high stakes national debate. there that will also include jim webb martin o'malley and lincoln chafee. also nearby an extra podium. this photo posted by cnn just in case vice president joe biden who is still undecided gets into the race. but his official schedule has him at the white house all day. >> it's highly unusual for a possible important contender not to be in the first national debate. >> reporter: a new abc news washington post poll shows clinton's favorability rating increasing two points to 47 percent, biden at 45 and sanders 35. it's a much smaller debate field than the republican counterparts. >> landfall shouldn' -- rand pal shouldn't be on this state. we'll likely have more civil atmosphere. >> it will be very different from the republican debate. >> reporter: that's because attacks between the democrats have been minimal more on policy, less perth.
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president obama though did weigh in on the clinton e-mail controversy on cbs's "60 minutes." >> she could have handled the original decision better and the disclosures more quickly. >> reporter: and that e-mail scandal will likely come up again tonight on the debate stage along with issues like immigration reform and gun control. and this really is a key moment for the lesser known candidates to try and stand out. reporting live in las vegas, brandy hit, abc news, now back to you. >> brandy thank you for that report. meanwhile several of the republican candidates for president hit the campaign trail today. jeb bush unveiled his plan to repeal and replace president obama's universal healthcare act in new hampshire. he told the crowd in manchester that his plan would propose tax credits to those without employer coverage so they could afford their own plans. mr. bush added that the current plan is quite an egregious example of government overreach. however he doesn't favor doing away with the entire plan.
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and senator rand paul took his campaign to iowa today and his supporters from across the country were with him every step of the way. paul became the first presidential candidate candidate to live stream an entire day on the campaign trail. he answered questions posed by voters on facebook while driving to events. among his stops today, the famed field of dreams baseball field and several rallies. >> the dutch safety board's report on the final seconds of downed malaysia flight 17 is giving terrifying looks into what that plane's passengers and crew faced right before they died. officials say fragments from a missile fired at the plane tore off the cockpit instandly killing two pilots and it caused a deafening sound wave that may have caused loss of consciousness among the passengers. now temperatures outside the plane were as low as 58 below zero and officials add a powerful air flow ripped the clothing from the passengers' bodies. all 298 people were killed.
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and world news tonight with david muir will have more on the malaysia flight 17 report and the first democrat presidential debate. you can watch both of those following "action news at 6:00. >> the search is on for two men who viciously attacked an elderly man at his front door. the victim had surveillance cameras pointed at his front door on the 800 block of welton street last thursday when the two suspects knocked on his door. you could see that one is hiding a metal object behind his back. as the 70-year-old man old. the door the two men rushed in and at tacked. the victim is in the hospital with several injuries including a cracked skull. still not clear why he was attacked. a 14-year-old boy continues to fight for his life after being shot in north philadelphia last evening. happened along the 1200 block of north tenth street. officers arrived and found the victim with several gun shots to his body. they rushed him to hahnemann hospital where he's in extremely critical condition. so far there are no suspects
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in the shooting. in the fern rock section of the city detectives are looking for two masked thieves who targeted a man walking down the street. the victim told police he was going back home after picking up takeout when two men armed with guns forced him into his apartment. the suspects allegedly took a rolex watch from the victim pivot follow whipped and then shot him. the pair then ran off. a woman who was inside the apartment at the time was not hurt. >> the man accused of killing a drexel university student back in july will stand trial for murder. a judge determined there is enough evidence against 56-year-old james harris to move forward. prosecutors say harris beat, raped and strangled 27-year-old jasmine wright in her west philadelphia apartment. harris previously worked as a maintenance man there but was fired before the incident. he allegedly used his set of building keys to get into wright's apartment. from our delaware news room tonight a man remains in critical condition after he was hit by a car in wilmington this morning. this the scene in the 200
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block of east front street. now authorities say the car hit the 45-year-old victim as he tried cross the road. he was rushed to the hospital for treatment. the driver did stay at the scene. it's not clear if charges will be filed in the case. also in delaware state police are asking for your hope to find these two people. they are accused of trying to break into saint marks united methodist church in wilmington last month. the pair damaged a church door but they did not get in. if you have any information you're asked to call police. >> $1.4 million worth of marijuana won't make it out on the streets after a big bust in eastern maryland. agents discovered more than 700, six to 8 feet tall marijuana plants growing on an abandoned property in chesterville west of smyrna delaware. the bust was made in august. the details released today. investigators say the property's owners live in delaware but it's not clear if they were the actual growers. >> some new life saving measures being implemented throughout montgomery county tonight to prevent and treat
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drug overdoses. there is a new county wide prescription take back program including new drop-off boxes. law enforcement hopes it will cut down on the chances of young people and addicts getting narcotics. a mother who lost her son to an overdose seven years ago today urged the entire community to join police in safely disposing of unwanted pills. >> help get these pills off the streets by emptying our medicine cabinets. if you have grand parents or parents who are elderly go help them go through medications they're not using any more because these teens will go visit you or visit their grandparents or family members and they will get these drugs. >> every police vehicle will also have narcan. it is used to reverse the effects of drug overdoses. >> all right, let's get an update on the highways and by ways now. >> all right, over to autumn marisa in for matt pelman in the "action news" traffic center. >> hi, monica and rick. another accident to report to you. this one is on the off ramp from the blue route to the
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westbound lanes of the schuylkill. here we are on the westbound lanes of the schuylkill expressway right at the blue route so if you're making your way off the blue route onto these lanes, there's a tractor-trailer involved in that accident slowing things down on the blue route backing you up just a little bit there so keep that in mind. taking a look at the big picture, speeds in the region hovering in teens and the 20's. still very slow on 95. we're seeing it creep up. hopefully we'll be in the 20's here shortly. we've had several accidents there this afternoon. another slow place is 295 in new jersey. we had an accident clear at 70 and at 44 out there so we hope to see those speeds increase shortly. one of our bigger slowdowns is on the boulevard. you can see those northbound lanes. you can expect a tap of the brakes all the way from the schuylkill expressway through broad street. back to you, rick and monica. >> ookay. >> thank you. >> a triumphant return for comedian tracy morgan months after being seriously injured in a crash on the new jersey turnpike. we'll have that story. >> and it's one of the most famous children's stories in history. it's in philadelphia right now.
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we'll explain what's inside this glass box on the left. cecily is in for adam tonight. >> monica, we've been in the 70's for three days in a row. now it's a reality check. get set for temperatures in the 60's before the potential for a frosty weekends. i'll explain in the accuweather forecast. >> okay. there's that word frosty. it's back to work for the eagles as they get ready for the giants in monday night football. jaime apody has details when "action news" comes right back. >> ♪
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>> two firefighters died in an apartment fire in kansas city missouri. the two veteran firefighters died last evening when a wall collapsed on ton of them. happened moments after they rescued two people. two other firefighters were injured but are expecting to recover. investigators are still investigating how the fire started. aaron hernandez was in the court today when a judge agreed to delay his double murder trial he's charged with the murder of two men outside of a boston nightclub in 2012. his new trial set for january. hernandez is currently serving a mandatory life sentence for a separate murder that he was convicted of back in april.
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>> comedian tracy morgan who was critically injured in a car wreck last year is hitting the stage again for the first time. morgan appeared last night at new york's comedy cellar. he tweeted it is his first performance in 16 months. you may remember morgan was badly hurt last june when a wal-mart truck hit his limousine in the new jersey turnpike killing his friends james mcnair. morgan will also host saturday night live this saturday. >> all right. jaime apody here with sports now and everyone's countering down toman night. wonder why. >> big stuff. >> kind of a big game going on. >> eagles-giants. wear your black. >> they're wearing the black jerseys. >> wearing it now. >> eagles debut their all black uniforms and shut out the giants 27-nothing one year ago today. they figured why not try it again. one week from today on monday night football they'll be back in black hoping to make it another dark day for new york. after a slow start that kept us all in mourning hard to believe first place in the nfc
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east is on the line in this game. birds are two and three, giants three and two after coming from behind in the final 30 seconds to beat the '9ers last week. connor barwin said it's about building on that win. >> if you go rest on this game and then go lay and egg next week then it's meaningless so, you know, we need to be happy with the way we played and look at what we did wrong and just try to improve for next week against the giants. >> monday night we are teaming up with phl17 to showcase this rivalry. at 8 o'clock join the "action news" sports team for a countdown to kickoff followed by eagles and giants at 8:30 on phl17. first win is in the books and tomorrow night the flyers will try and a beat the defending champs while they celebrate a guy who finally got to hoist the cup kimmo timonen. michal neuvirth was called upon at the last minute with steve mason dealing with that personal family matter and he
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pitched the shutout. stopped all 31 shots he faced. flyers win one-nothing. aces are wild. they're now one, one and one. >> i was going minute by minute tonight and i was feeling good about myself and, you know, really enjoyed tonight playing in front of the philly crowd. >> mets can close out their series with the dodgers in game four. chase utley is eligible to play because according to espn the appeal of his two game suspension won't be heard until monday which gives mets fans another chance to treat the former philly like this. >> number 26 infielder chase utley. >> (boo). >> if looks could kill. utley and the fans had plenty to cheer about. mets crushed the dodgers 13 to seven. they were fueled by those boos they said. new york beat up on the sixers last night as well in
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prepreseason action 94 to 88 but the sixers worked out a new shooter today. i think they should sign this guy, brett brown. he made seven straight one handled. i watched him do it but he's a coach. he can't play. jahlil okafor soreness kept him out of practice and yesterday's game is that keeping his coach up at night. >> great challenge i have is jalil. you know, just fitting him all into this pace stuff and getting him in shape and helping him. i need to help grow him and it weighs on me a lot. i think about it all the time. finding ways to help him just be the best that he can be. >> coach is always finding way to get an edge but this takes it to a whole new level. what is going on here? and why does it involve the group nya. i'll explain that coming up at 6:00. >> that looked very relaxing. >> all right, thank you jamie. >> most couples would be furious if somebody crashed their wedding but for one san diego couple it was exactly
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tracking moving out of maryland and this is right over the border of new castle and kent county. you can see near smyrna and we actually did have some lightning strikes near chestertown and this is also moving to the east, those lightning strikes. don't be surprised if you live in southern delaware, central delaware if you do hear a rumble of thunder. this is what will knock out the unseasonably warm air. 75 degrees currently in philadelphia. the second day in a row, 76, that's 8 degrees above normal. millville 74, trenton 72, reading 70, allentown 69 and sea isle city 69 degrees. satellite6 along with action radar showing the temperature exactly the same as yesterday but yesterday we had the bright blue skies, the sunshine. today it's been a struggle to see the sun. mixing with clouds, one cluster of some spotty showers rolled through earlier today. we've got another one moving through right now and behind this will be the cooler air as we head towards the middle of the week, kind of stepping down. so, the next 12 hours a spotty
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evening shower possible. otherwise partly cloudy, turning cooler, 47 degrees in the cooler suburbs, about 56 for center city. and tomorrow it will be breezy, cooler than today but still a couple degrees above normal with a high of 69 degrees. mixture of sun and clouds. thursday beautiful day. mostly sunny skies, the winds diminish as high pressure pushes to the east. it will be seasonable, 67 degrees but another cold front is waiting in the wings. that will move through on friday and behind that, we have much colder air on tap for the weekend. the coolest air mass so far of the season. so, the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast, tomorrow mixture of sun and clouds. it will be breezy. cooler than today with a high of 69 degrees. thursday with a high pressure right near us, mostly sunny and seasonably cool with a high of 67. heading into friday, mostly cloudy with a possibility of some showers. like the front today, they shouldn't be widespread with a high of 64 degrees. but what that cold front will do is open the door for air to
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just stream down from canada. so, saturday breezy and cooler. if you're heading to the temple football game you definitely want a jacket, maybe a sweater as well. a high of 58 degrees. it will feel cooler with the wind. look at the overnight low. 39 degrees. sunday brisk and chilly, the high only 54 degrees. i wouldn't be surprised if some of our suburbs have frost, some patchy frost either sunday morning or monday morning. monday temperatures start to recover a little bit, mostly sunny, 59 degrees. and tuesday winds will shift out of the southwest and that will bring us more seasonable air with a high of 67 degrees. of course monday is monday night football at the linc. if you're heading there, the temperatures will be dropping down into the low 50's during the game. so, you definitely do want to bundle up. it is cold when you're just sitting there. >> on the metal absolutely. >> it's better if you just watch from home, right. [laughter] >> well, maybe. 50 degrees, you're right. quick break. more news when we come back.
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this reminder, though, as cooler weather moves into the area keep checking back at you'll find up to the minute forecasts plus the power of storm tracker6 live radar right at your fingertips. >> it's something for everybody tonight on prime time at 6abc. at 8 o'clock the muppets. 8:30 the laughs continue with fresh off the boat. at 9:00 agents of s.h.i.e.l.d. at 10 o'clock shark tank and after that "action news" at 11:00. vince mazzeo- fighting to save atlantic county.
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philadelphia has played host to the collection which will be on display for one week only. >> right now jim gardner and the "action news" team are standing by with these stories. a little three-year-old missing turns up dead in south jersey. plus a philadelphia father of three is killed in a home invasion when i while his family is inside. >> and future major layingers will have a place to practice their skills all year long thanks to a facility being built by the phillies. for the entire "action news" team i'm rick williams. "action news at 6:00 is next. >> good night.
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delaware valley's leading news program. with ducis rodgers, meteorologist cecily tynan and jim gardner. >> ♪ >> tuesday night and electronic cigarette forces evacuations at a delaware county high school. and a pioneering astronaut encourages philadelphia students to reach for the stars. but the big story on "action news" tonight is the disappearance and then discovery of a three-year-old boy. but when police found him, he was dead. the boy was reported missing from his home on the 100 block of cooper street in haddon township at 6:00 this morning. police found his body three hours later in a wooded area eight blocks away. what happened between 6:00 and 9:00 is still a tragic mystery. new jersey correspondent nora muchanic has the story. >> i've seen him. it's just really sad. it's just sad. >> reporter: neighbors on cooper street grieving remembering three-year-old brendan creato seen here in a
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picture poster on facebook. >> he was playing with another little boy next door. i'm sorry. >> reporter: it's okay. >> at only three it's just hard to look at. >> reporter: the toddler was reported missing by a family member at 6 o'clock this morning less than three hours later the horrifying news, his body had been found in a wooded area off south park drive in cooper river park. police will not reveal any details about how the child died. >> we would need to wait for the medical examiner to conduct an autopsy in order to determine a manner of death. >> reporter: are there any obvious signs of injury. >> we're not going to discuss that at this point. >> reporter: a massive search for the child began this morning after area residents received telephone alerts and news of brendan's disappearance exploded on facebook. >> we came out to help and as soon as i got to here to walk they started blocking offer the tape. it was about 9 o'clock they had put the tape up and everybody had their heads down. >> reporter: you realized it was too late. >> someone said they called the search off. >> reporter: the boy's body was located about a half mile from his father's


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