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"action news" delaware valley's leading news program. with rick williams, sara bloomquist, and meteorologist, david murphy. good afternoon, in the news this noon, a community is mourning the death of a toddler
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in camden county as police work to determine how he died. and a small plane slams into homes in florida killing two people, what federal investigators just said about the crash. but the big news is the announcement that philadelphia police commissioner charles ramsey is stepping down, he announced hi plan to retire at the beginning of next year. david henry is live now at city hall with more on ramsey's departing words and plans for the future. >> reporter: good afternoon, he came out of retirement to join the nutter administration and now as it's mayor's run winds down ramsey says it's time for a secondary tirement. >> i'm not ready to kick up my heels but it ain't today, believe me. >> charles ramsey was sworn in as police commissioner on
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january 7, 2008 and will retire in january of 2016. mayor nutter gives ramsey credit for making a dent in the numbers. >> compared to this time in 2007, the homicide total for the year is down 33%. >> during ramsey's tenure, there was a record number of homicide shootings. >> it was critical, there is no question about that, but if i thought everything was running on all cylinders, i would not have asked him to come in and take a look, when you are close to something you don't always see what you need to see. >> now they are looking at the recommendations spelled out in the report, and other areas are erupting with unrest after reports of shootings, philadelphia has stayed calm. they say it's about community
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policing and building relationships. >> you work as hard as you can building relationships so no one incident can tear it down. but i don't think one chief in america can say, it would not happen here. >> ramsey was appointed by president obama to lead the way on community policing. >> thank you for making my city a safer city. >> ramsey says it will be up to the next mayor to pick the next police commissioner but there is no better chance than richard ross, his second in command. rick? >> david thank you. now to developing news from delaware, police say that a man is in custody after a woman was found dead inside of her home. the 56-year-old psychiatrist was
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found by her daughter just before 4:00 a.m., a man contacted them and indicated he was involved in the woman's death and was taken into custody. police say they are not looking for any other suspects, "action news" has a crew at the scene and we'll bring you updated on air and online at police are still trying to figure out what happened to a toddler found dead in haddon township, new jersey, yesterday. a memorial is outside of the house where he was last seen yesterday, his body was found in cooper river park, an autopsy is pleat but a medical examiner could not determine the cause of his death. there will be a live report coming up at 12:30. the president of the naacp
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gathered this noon to celebrate his life, a service began an hour ago at the bright hope baptist church in north philadelphia, dignitaries packed the sanctuary, former governor, ed rendell is among those that shared memories of the the activists. today would have been his 66th birthday. time now for a check of the accuweather forecast, cooler weather. this is the view from the jersey shore and temperatures are expected to drop throughout the rest of the week so get out the heavy jackets. lets check in with david murphy outside of our studios with the very latest. >> reporter: still feeling comfortable with a mix of clouds and sun but not as warm as yesterday and we'll continue to see the temperatures fall, lets grab a look at satellite, there have been clouds filtering through and it looks like
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thicker clouds will spill down from the south and west, we are going for overall partly cloudy skies and 67 degrees at the noon hour, and 62 in reading and you can see how the winds have begun to turn from the northwest, that is one reason we are cooling in the afternoon, they are picking up now at the noon hour, 6 miles per hour in philadelphia and in general 10 to 20 miles per hour winds as we roll through the afternoon. we go for a high of 70 degrees, but most of the day we'll spend it in the 60s and yesterday's high was in the mid-70s so it's not as mild as yesterday, on the breezy side too, the average of 70 is above the average high of 67. and the little bit more or less of a spread of the actual low and average low tonight. when i step inside, with the
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exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, we'll talk about how the numbers continue to slide through the work week and drop more for the weekend, could be we'll bring in the potted plants this weekend. we'll talk about that coming up. hillary clinton and bernie sanders are back out campaigns today, trying to build on their strong debate performances last night. all five candidates were on stage for their first debate. but it was clinton and sanders who dominated the time and clinton challenged sander's conservative position on gun control. >> is bernie sanders tough enough on judge. >> i can tell secretary clinton that all the shouting in the world is not going to do what i hope all of us want and that is keep guns out of the hands of people that should not have the guns and end the horrible violence we are seeing. >> jim webb and martin o'malley
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are still trying to gain traction in the democratic race. it was one of the most touching moments in the pope's visit to philadelphia, how the pope's blessing helped one child's family more than ever expected.
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now back to our developing news from newcastle county, delaware, police say that a suspect is in custody after a psychiatrist was found dead in her own home this morning. katherine scott is live now in the woman's neighborhood following the investigation. >> reporter: a male we don't know his age, called 911 this morning to say he was responsible for the death of a woman who lived here on the unit block of withers way. police were here for hours and will continue to be as they collect evidence. the man was taken to headquarters but police have not released his name or the victim's name. >> it's surprising it's very
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quiet. >> neighbors were met with the sight of police vehicles outside of their home in the sanford ridge community, the psychiatrist and mother of two was found by her daughter, her body laying insood of the front home where she lived for years. >> very friendly and we discussed our children and all of that. >> investigators are walking the property for hours gathering evidence, her body was discovered just before 4:00 a.m., a 911 call came in soon after. >> within about a half hour, 4:27 a.m., received a call from the subject giving us information that he was responsible for this incident. >> patrol units went to this home on spring brook lane and took him into custody without incident. >> we are not looking for any other suspect at this time. >> back here live on withers way. investigators from the crime scene unit continue to do their
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work and so far police have not released how she died and police are working on releasing new details later today. >> katherine thank you. federal investigators are sorting through the aftermath of a deadly aircraft crash in florida. a plane slammed into a small mobile home last night, killing two on the ground and one in the plane. a plume of black smoke rose into the air and the crash was witnessed by people that work at a car dealership across the street. >> i thought it was doing a stunt or something along the nature, it seemed like an air show, and the next thing i know it made contact with the ground and a big fire ball came zblup it could take a while to confirm what happened here. police say they involved the cold case of a girl that
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disappeared from her bathroom. dna linked a man to the death of kirsten hatfield. her body was never found. anthony palma lived two houses away and he gave dna that linked him to the crime. dry weather sparked wild fires in the great plains across prairie land in five states from the rockies almost to the mississippi, in wyoming, pets and livestock was killed and more than a dozen homes burned down. a man is facing charges after he set fire to a row of childrens halloween costumes at a wal-mart in california, police say he grabbed a bottle of charcoal lighter flute from the garden center, the store was
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evacuated for hours and the suspect remains in custody and police say that a motive is still unclear. a ruling in a major lawsuit could have implications for gun control, a wisconsin jury awarded that a store pay $300,000 to police officers that were shot by guns sold at the store. that the shop ignored warnings that buyers were illegally purchasing guns. a story of a berks county boy that received a blessing from pope francis, 10-year-old michael keating was surrounded by his family on the tarmac at philadelphia international airport, pope francis stopped his car and got out and blessed him. since then the family's donation page collected $94,000, 50% of that pledged by hollywood
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detector, j.j. abrahams. still to come on "action news" at noon, the simple way you can burn extra calories during your regular workout and why some birthdays are better than others. why some babies born in the summer may grow up to be healthier adults. ask your doctor if adding once-a-week tanzeum is right for you. once-a-week tanzeum is an injectable prescription medicine that may improve blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes, along with diet and exercise. once-a-week tanzeum works by helping your body release its own natural insulin when it's needed. tanzeum is not recommended as the first medicine to treat diabetes or in people with severe stomach or intestinal problems. tanzeum is not insulin. it is not used to treat type 1 diabetes or diabetic ketoacidosis, and has not been studied with mealtime insulin. do not take tanzeum
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is right for you. go to to learn if you may be eligible to receive tanzeum free for 12 months. make every week a tanzeum week. the latest government report shows americans are willing to spend money last month, sales of
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clothing and cars went up as well as spending at restaurants. but the commerce department says that cheaper gas went up .1%. and a shortage of air traffic controllers was issued. they claimed that the faa did not meet is the hiring goals for the last five years and is at the lowest level in three decades and 70% of controllers are eligible for retirement. health check, a stud yes shows that babies born in the summertime will grow up to healthier adults, babies born in june, july and august, were heavier and taller than others. the study's authorses are not sure why summer births provide an advantage one is that the
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mother may get more exposure to sun during her pregnancy. and a new study suggests that varying your speed as you walk could burn up to 20% of calories than maintaining a steady stroll, researchers suggest that walking with weights or walking in a curve or in a straight line. >> curve okay. just walk in a circle. i'll try it, i'll try anything once. and now news stories tonight at 4:00. alicia vitarelli has a look ahead. >> coming up at 4:00, just in time for halloween, outdoor adventures are back, adam joseph is heading to glen mills to check out the bates motel and the haunted hay ride.
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and going for your dream honeymoon, but being told that you can't go because your bent passport wasn't acceptable. the bride sharing her expensive experience with us to save others from potential heart ache, you go to travel and come across something like that, there could be a lot of it. you can take us with you on the go, if you have not downloaded the 6 abc news app, watch us live on your smart phone or tablet. thanks alicia. accuweather is coming up. it's going to be cold, we'll be right back.
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>> with the weather beginning to feel more fall like and winter
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around the corner, this is the idea behind the annual coat give away behind the convention center this morning, local auto dealers sponsored the event as part of their driving away the cold program, coats were distributed to many surprised underprivileged children. >> the timing couldn't be boater. >> especially as you get up on saturday, sunday and monday. >> stormtracker 6 live double scan shows you that we are dry. so you can go outside and flip your mattress if you want rick. sky 6 hd looking at center city and that is the temple university camera and a few more clouds than earlier and a sweep of them coming through and we have a partly sunny forecast and the sun is winning out at times and other times the clouds take over, 67 currently in the city and winds from the west at 13 miles per hour, and your temperatures all in the 60s,
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from cape may to allentown, not a big range in the numbers today. everybody is sitting in the 60s, a couple of us getting up to 70 or so, as we look at the clouds, the second bank comes up from the northwest and we have a tendency to poke holes in the clouds, a mix of sun and clouds and breezy conditions and cooler than yesterday in the lehigh valley, down at the shore the same story, clouds and sun and breezy and 68 along the boardwalk and philadelphia we go for a high of 70 in the afternoon and partly sunny and breezy and winds from the northwest building to 10 to 20 miles per hour, breezier than the last couple of days, overnight clear and chilly dipping down to 48 degrees, an indication of that cooler air that is working its way in. winds out of the northwest tonight and not strong overnight, 4 to miles per hour and hopefully on the light side as you wake up in the morning,
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for the evening commute, 78 and 66 by 5:30, it won't take long for the numbers to fall, we are down to 63 degrees and the clouds and sun mix and the breeze is a factor all wait through dinner time, tomorrow the breeze is not as strong and high pressure is getting closer to us and we'll get a flow from the west and that continues to bring cooler air in and we wind up with a high of 65 degrees, probably a similar number on friday and then we have a front coming at us and the possibility of a shower, and the latest model run is not showing a lot in the afternoon or evening and it wants to put precipitation to the north and there are other recent model runs that have lines of showers coming in mid-day and into the afternoon by dover and millville as well as the north so i would look at tomorrow the same way that we looked at yesterday, where it's not raining most of the time but could be a sprinkle or shower, breezy and cooler and a high of
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70, sunny and cool tomorrow and 65, and 66 on friday, and you saw a chance of a shower, behind that departing front we are cooling down, 59 saturday and 54 sunday and the low both of those days is in the 30s. you may want to cover the potted plants and take down the awning, if you go to temple or eagles, extra layers. >> quite a list. >> in our next half hour of "action news" at noon, a connecticut woman takes her 12-year-old nephew to court over a hug that caused her injury. and nba star, lamar odom is hospitalized after being found unk. in a las vegas brothel. those stories and more next.
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"action news" at 12:30 continues, with rick williams, sara bloomquist, and meteorologist, david murphy. hello again, here are the story wrez following for you on "action news" at 12:30 now. remembering brandon, a memorial sits outside of his south jersey home as officials try to figure out what happened to the toddler. stepping down philadelphia's top cop announces he will end
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his career as police commissioners and the democrats seeking the white house held their first debate last night. and questions about what happens to the 3-year-old, the child was found dead in the woods a half mile from his haddon township home after being reported missing from a family member yesterday. nora muchanic has the latest now on the investigation. >> reporter: hi there, a lot of attention is focused on the boy's father that was taking care of him when he disappeared. i saw him and he declined to talk about his son's death or the investigation, his mother would not talk on camera and was emphatic about him not being involved in his death. they are putting a memorial outside of the home, the autopsy performed could not determine the cause of at


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