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later, a man called police to say he was responsible for the death and he was arrested. wednesday night, the big story on "action news" is the investigation into the suspicious death in hockessin, the victim is a psychiatrist that worked in a mental health facility in newark. sara bloomquist is live now tonight with the full story. >> reporter: rick and monica, to be honest, we don't know much, police here are very tight-lipped as detectives do their work and they will only say they are not looking for an additional suspect. the crime scene detectives spent the day in the sand ridge development. >> we are on the scene and our technicians are coming out and surveying the scene. >> police responded to a 911 call, after a report from a
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woman that she discovered her mother insood of her home. her body was inside of the home where she lived for years, she is identified at a 56-year-old psychiatrist and mother of two. >> extremely friendly, we discussed our children and all of that, like a neighbor type of relationship. >> about a half hour later, police got a 911 call, from a man claiming to be responsible for the woman's death. >> at 4:27 a.m., received a call from the subject giving us information that he was responsible for the incident. >> patrol unit s came to the hoe in the autumn wood development. >> we are not looking other suspects at this time. >> the victim worked at this menal health facility in newark a statement they sent was that the rock wood center is cooperating with authorities and will continue to do so. on behalf of all the staff i
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extend our thoughts and prayers to the family you are doing this difficult time. >> so again, investigators are not releasing any additional details about the psychiatrist death, they will not conif i am her name or the man in custody's name. they may have a press conference tomorrow or friday to release other details. >> sara, thank you. >> the autopsy on 3-year-old brendon of haddon township, is inconclusive tonight, the boy was found dead yesterday after his father reported him missing. the father said the home was locked and he guessed the boy had unlocked the door and left. >> you can listen to the entire 911 call now at and you'll find ongoing updates with the latest on the investigation along with more photos and videos from the scene.
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a developing story right now out of our delaware bureau, where the police are on the scene of several shootings in wilmington. shots rang out at 4:00 on north monroe street in wilmington, police found a male victim suffering from gunshot wounds and they found dozens of gunshot casing on the 400 block of monroe at west 3rd avenue. no word if the shootings are connected . meanwhile police commissioner, charles ramsey, says he will refire next year, he will leave ben mayor nutter leaves office in january, he calls it a professional not a personal decision. and he weighed in on his possible replacement. >> i know that one individual in particular has been mentioned time and time again that, is first deputy rich ross, i couldn't agree more, that he is
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capable of running this department, and if he doesn't run this one he will run one somewhere else. >> he has messages to fallen police officers coming up tonight at 6:00. former naacp president, jerry mondsire was remembered today in a special ceremony in north philadelphia, friends, family and dignitaries gathered to remember the man who was a long time journalist and a champion of social justice in the city. vernon odom has more on the celebration of life. ♪ ♪ >> reporter: from the pulpit of his home curve, the town's leaders remembered him at times an abraisive leader fighting for the right cause. >> he could be tough, a burin injure side if you are a politician, but a great ally as
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well. >> every person knows that jerry was very straight forward. you never had to wonder what he wanted or what it was all about, what the issue was, because he would tell you and it was direct and very clear. >> some remember starting out with him as an adversary. >> he was a fighter for everyone, not just for match can american, for anyone that needed help jerry was there. >> this was have been his 66th birthday and his family want that acknowledged. >> was able to enjoy him for 26 almost 27 years, i am grateful tore that. >> he kept with the black clergy, and was not afraid of a good fight. >> he did not go into a fight to lose. he went in to the fight to win.
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>> his church and community bid him farewell with great respect and affection hope that young people will pick up his banner of activism. i'm vernon odom, channel 6 "action news." a woman from newtown square is arrested for defrauding an older woman. she was hired to be a helper for the victim, she did various jobs for her like bringing her to the grocery store and hair salon. mccullough turned herself in to police and is due in court tomorrow. it's an overdue welcome home for a korean war veteran, they reached out to the hero's welcome and the nonprofit association for the welcome he did not get when he came home
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from combat. he is in hospice care in philadelphia and his wife of 55 years was there along with family and friends to thank him and honor him for his service. turning now to the forecast, we started with sunshine and now the skies are filled with clouds tonight and not a bad day overall today though. cecily tynan is here with the details from accuweather and the temperatures are dropping steadily, they are, we have three days of temperatures in the 70s, that can't last forever in the middle of october. sunday's high is 70 and monday and 76 degrees and it felt cooler and 76 degrees, that is the average high for this time of your. temperatures back for where they should be. 66 in philadelphia and 65 in wilmington and millville and sea isle city at the airport and reading currently 61 degrees,
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compare this to yesterday, 8 degrees cooler in philadelphia and wildwood and dover, and a bit of a shock to the system but temperatures continue to step down through the week, satellite 6 along with action radar shows we did start the day with blue skies and sunshine and the clouds are rolling in and we see enough breaks in the clouds especially over philadelphia the i-95 corridor, we see peeks of blue skies, the cloud cover associated with the second dairy cold front, and we see them moving through through the week, you see the cold air over canada with temperatures in the teens and 20s and the cold front on friday will open the door for that air to stream down to the south and that means i am tracking not only the coldest air mass of the season but also the possibility of a frost and freeze and i'll talk more about that coming up in the full accuweather forecast. >> cecily thank you, time for a check of the "action news" traffic report wednesday night.
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lets go to autumn marisa in for matt. >> not good on 95 and now an accident southbound at 413 at exit 40, this tractor trailer is partially into the woods taking out the right lane, we have police on the scene and moving along on the boulevard, this is northbound across the schuylkill, we have a disabled vehicle in the northbound lanes in wissahickon, we hope to see that delay diminish shortly. you can see the schuylkill expressway nice and slow right now, down into the teens, slow from the pennsylvania turnpike, in the eastbound lanes to the blue route, speaking of the blue route from 95 all the way up to villanova right now, looking at mass transit, all services are on time with no reported delays, keep in mind there are two
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express trains and one incident in washington township at cross keys road, we have downed poles keep that in mind. >> thank you. well, there is more to come on "action news" at 5:00, a new jersey woman beats breast cancer and turns to fitness to return to her road to recovery, coming up in health check. also, coming up tonight a world renew equestrian tour comes to our area in trenton. we have the details. when "action news" at 5:00 continues tonight. ññ
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dole is recalling 30,000 bags of fresh spinach over a possible salmonella contamination, it was sold in pennsylvania or new jersey, bags have a selby date of october 13th, after a -- there are no illnesses reported. breast cancer treatments are always evolving and new medications and tests come on the scene every year, but there
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is a new attitude toward life after treatment. >> lynn's breast cancer was caught very early but it was a very aggressive type so after surgery she needed intense treatment. >> i went through four cycles of chemotherapy and i began on january 2nd of 2014 and i finished chemo in march and then began radiation. >> she had no cancer but also no energy. >> you are so tired you can't believe how tired you are. >> she got the okay and started the eight week cancer fitness program, lauren personalizes the treatment for each patient's need. >> upper body soarness and the range in their shoulders down more than it normally would be.
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>> and weight gain is a concern, it's common for women that have chemotherapy to gain 5 to 15 to even 30 pounds in a year. >> have you to figure out how to live the rest of your life in that body shape. >> she started patients slowly, and raise the the time gradually, and this motivated lynn to keep coming back. >> if not for that i would have gone home and sat down and just felt depleted. >> the faster you can move on and go back to a normal life. >> and exercise decreases the risk of cancer coming back and lynn has stayed on past the initial eight weeks working on the common goal. >> this is you run your life or your life runs you and i run my life. >> good for her. they will work with patients in the gym or recommend exercises
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at home, and patients well past their treatment can still improve their strength and flexibility. and friday you can get answers to your questions on breast cancer, we'll have a live chat from 4:00 until 5:00 p.m., we'll have doctors from jefferson and they will both be here and you can send in your questions through a link on the front page of our website at also, don't forget to join us in fairmount park, for american cancer societies walk. there are also walks for breast cancer this weekend and next . and smooth finish. for a limited time, get any medium hot or iced dark roast coffee for 99 cents.
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a chronic shortage of air traffic controllers could lead to widespread flight delays, that is the warning tonight given by the group's union, and the group has not met their hiring goals for the next five years and the number of controllers are at their lowest level in several careers, making controllers ready for retirement, they did have to close their training academy for
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five months, because of budget cuts, the agency is working hard to reach staffing targets. they welcomed 35 citizens today for a ceremony at city hall. tonight they are american citizens and for many it was a longp case from examination to application. and now it was time to celebrate. a new jersey audience will experience a majestic performance, the gail aof the royal horses tour is coming to trenton, beautiful creatures, they will march and dance next to flamenco dancers, we got the sneak peek at the stallions today practicing at a horse park in monmouth county, the world renowned trainer talked about why this show is so special.
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>> we have 14 magnificent horses with us, you'll see the most beautiful horses you have ever seen. >> the next stop is lehigh county and will perform at the ppl center on october 22nd. >> all of a sudden i feel like a mint julep where is my hat? now coming up meteorologist, cecily tynan will tell us the accuweather story when we come right back. okay. so everyone is saying, "hey! you gotta get fios!"
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the press calls them "embarrassing" political "posturing." the truth? chris brown and will pauls opposed the atlantic city rescue plan, even though it would save thousands of our jobs. we already know they're propped up by north jersey casino interests. and pauls even wanted the vote to allow north jersey casinos "this year." now they brag about helping atlantic county. but there's a word for politicians like that. hypocrite.
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time for accuweather, meteorologist, cecily tynan, is here and the sun is peeking through the clouds. >> we started with bright sunshine and now the clouds have rolled in and this is a nice shot from the pagoda in reading and there is sunshine and clouds and another cold front moved through and this is what will help with a stepping down of temperatures through the week. currently philadelphia 67 degrees, that is right on the average tie for this time of year, and the past two days 76 degrees, noticeably schooler and trenton 65 and wilmington 65 degrees, and what is bringing down the cooler air, and the wins are out of the northwest,
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breezy, 14 miles per hour and 13 miles per hour in allentown, and satellite 6 along with action radar starting with bright sunshine and this morning the clouds were rolling in and the clouds are thinning out and the actual cold front with winds from the northwest and a drier flow of air, picking up moisture from the great lakes and the clouds are breaking in the overnight hours and the clouds are dropping, and 57 degrees, tomorrow though we'll be in the 40s, and 49 in philadelphia, wilmington 44, and milder when you get closer to the ocean in cape may, and the boardwalk and atlantic city 52 degrees, you'll need the sunglasses, bright sunshine, 50 in allentown and 50 in philadelphia and heading into the afternoon slightly cooler than today but a lot of sunshine, 64 at 4:30, on friday
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we have another cold front moving through and this one has little moisture and some clouds generally in the morning, north and west, good am of sunshine by the afternoon and this cold front will really open the door for some chilly air to arrive from canada, future tracker showing at 7:30 tomorrow morning a broad area in the 30s, and in the low 40s to atlanta, and we are not alone in the cool air and dropping more on sunday morning, the five-day at 5:00 showing bright sunshine and beautiful and cool, 65 degrees, and friday morning clouds and then a sprinkle and afternoon sunshine, and cool air, 69 degrees and 38, and sunday cooler and 54, the overnight low of 55 degrees, a frost and freeze in the suburbs and still chilly with a high of 54 degrees, it makes you think of
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halloween, and adam is at the bates motel in glens mills, adam i go there every year and you are near a corn maze, i dare you to go in but i warn you there may be snakes in there, okay? >> no, no, no. there better not be any snakes you see what is over my shoulder, look at this, the headless horse man running by at the same time, he is back as part of the attraction. and cecily i will accept your dare and get my guts together, so to speak and head into this corn maze in just a little bit, but very to get through this barn first, this is like a freddy kruger type going on here, rick and monica, i'll see you in the next half hour and hopefully come out in one piece coming up in the next half hour. >> it looks like fun. >> i he screamed i heard him.
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"action news" continues with meteorologist, adam joseph, jaime apody, rick williams and monica malpass. hello again, on "action news" tonight, the contractor charged in connection with the center city collapse took the
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stand in his own defense today. we are live with more. a young teen is sent to the hospital after being hit by a car and the first democratic debate is in the books and we'll break down the talking points as well address the republican response. and now the details, contractor, griffin campbell took the stand in his own defense, he faces six counts of third degree murder one for each personal that diped at 11nd and market. his lawyer says he is being used as a scapegoat but the property owners and prosecutors say he cut corners to make more money and that ended up costing lives. john rawlins live in center city with more. >> reporter: well, campbell took the stand this afternoon and (ed himself as a trusted hard working guy not the cold operator that cut corners that led to the deaths. >> griffin campbell never
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attended high school or trade school, the man on trial for six deaths because of the 2013 botched demolition described himself as a small time self taught home remodeler that faced serious debt but was befriended by the architect on the project. he said he would be there for me and i trusted him and that it was him that drew up the final contract and i got it clear from plato that i would never have money problems. >> he got immunity in this case and they are painting campbell as the culprit in this and others will not be charged. >> they moved into details of
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what happened in that demolition and tried to talk to them directly, if he is convicted of more than one third degree murder charges he faces life in prison, he will be back on the stand tomorrow morning. john rawlins, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you john. we have breaking news to pass along, from the city's olney section, chopper 6 hd is over the scene of an accident involving a septa bus and a pedestrians it happened shortly after 5:00 at 5th avenue, the pedestrian is described only as a female, hit by the bus and rushed to einstein medical center in critical condition, now police are on the scene investigating as well as septa officials. no word on transit issue impacted by the accident but the woman is rushed to the hospital. we'll continue to monitor the situation and give you more information as it becomes available in the olney section
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of philadelphia. a 13-year-old boy is in the hospital after being hit by a car in northeast philadelphia a short time ago, chopper 6 hd is over the scene along the 1700 block just after 3:30, still not clear what led up to the crash but the driver stayed at the scene and the teenager is being treated for a hip injury at torresdale hospital. now to the latest in the 2016 race for the white house, the five democratic candidates faced off for the first debate of the campaign, time is ticking away for a key democrat to jump into the race. karen travers is live with more. >> as we see after every debate, each campaign is convinced they had the best debate, team clinton is flying high because they think that hillary clinton took the night. but of course there is still a wild card, what will joe biden
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do? >> record ratings last night for the democratic presidential debate. 52.3 million americans tuned in to see the contenders duke it out. but all are waiting on joe biden to see if he will join the field. >> i was proud of them, i thought they all did well. >> last night hillary clinton was aggressive, not waiting to respond to attacks but instead going at her main rival, bernie sanders. >> i'm a progressive but a progressive that likes to guest things done. >> they talked about clinton struggling and the controversy about her struggling email server and questions about her trustworthiness, even now biden supporters say the window is closing for a presidential run. last night it was the clinton and sanders show, former secretary of state getting a
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surprise boost of supfrom her rival. >> the american people are sick and tired of hearing about your damn emails. >> thank you. ha, ha, ha. >> and the republican field no surprise slammed their opponents, jeb bush said he will make sure that americans keep hearing about the emails, if she wins the nomination and i win the nomination trust me this won't end. >> hillary clinton is scheduled to testify before the house committee investigating the 2012 attack in benghazi. >> thank you karen. meantime, catastrophe was averted at los angeles international airport when an official vehicle made a wrong turn on to an active runway, luckily air traffic controllers spotted the problem and steered the plane to another runway and nobody was hurt but two people
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did die when a small plane crash nood a home, and can you see this video on a cell phone, with columns of spoke pouring from the home and the pilot was one of the victims. a man's 21-year-old daughter was killed inside of the home. now david muir will have more on this plane crash as well as the presidential debate, you can watch that following "action news" at 6:00. another pennsylvania university rescinded an honorary degree given to bill cosby, lehigh said that the ongoing sexual scandal is not consistent with behave of honorees, he was granted the honor back in 2004 and they join fordham and --
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with revoking the degree. now we go to autumn marisa in for matt pellman in the track center. >> we still have the accidents on 95, this is southbound on 213, they have closed the ride now to get the tractor trailer out of the woods, they have to trucks on the scene and they were not doing the job and they brought in a big rig wrecker and it's slow obviously from new jersey to woodhaven, taking 40 minutes, nobody is going anywhere. this is farther south and this is cotman avenue in the southbound lanes and a broken down vehicle taking out the right hand lanes. the schuylkill expressway the eastbound lanes from the pennsylvania turnpike all the way past the conshohocken curve, you can see we are at 12 miles per hour, just volume but nothing out there to report. the ben franklin bridge looking great in both directions. >> thank you autumn. the weather is turning
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cooler and ta means the return of adam's outdoor veins. what better way to mark the ocean with some spooky fun adam is in glen mills, i like your mask adam. that is scary. >> i literally will stand here doing something and something comes across the ground and grabs your leg, i am out here by myself but the sun is out to reduce the scare a little. there is the haunted house, they have three attractions, the hay ride and the corn maze as well. and cecily dared me to go in and i am only going in because it's light out. this is known as the chainsaw lair. this is his home, you can hear the chainsaw and the guy is here and there he is right there,
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that sound means yes it is fall and this is a haunted attraction and as you come through this particular corn maze you can see some creepy crawly type characters all dressed to the 9's here, and coming up in the accuweather forecast we'll go through more of this corn maze and give you the accuweather forecast. i thought that was fake, i thought he was fake. >> he looks amazing. wow. great makeup. thank you sir. still to come on "action news" wednesday night, the turn of events for nba star, lamar odom, why he is fighting for his life in the hospital. jaime apody has sports tonight including eagles and flyer news and adam has more on the forecast.
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scottish nurse colleen who and tracted ebola, is back in critical condition in isolation at the london hospital where she was treat bradenton, and was
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admitted to a glasgow hospital in london. she was thought to be completely recovered and doctors learned that ebola can hide in the body for at least nine months. former nba star, lamar odom was found unconscious in a las vegas brothel, khloe kardashian is said to be by his side. and he has a history of substance abuse. and now they are trying to get a sample to see if he suffered an overdose. and teammate kobe bryant reportedly visited his bedside. and abby lee miller is charged with hiding $750,000 during her bankruptcy. the judge saw her on the reality show, and was making more than
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the $9,000 a month she was claiming and it turned out she was earning $15,000 per episode of dance moms, she has not been arrested. jaime is here, the eagles are getting ready for their monday night showdown against the giants. >> now first place is on the line, and giants will not be their only win in the division but put them on top of the division, big congrats to fletcher cox, who earned his first ever defensive player of the week award for his three sacks and fumble recovery against the saints. it was a no brainer and even cox said he never put up numbers like that in a game. i caught up with him and he was all smiles. >> it shows that hard work pays off and it was a real big thing for me, but without the guys in
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the back end and everybody pushing in the fronts, i'm a more of a team guy and without those guys none of that stuff happens. >> how does it feel to be honored like that? >> to finally be recognized, and people start to know who you are. >> he hopes to open more eyes on monday night. we'll have more on count down to kickoff and immediately followed by eagles and giants on phl 17. no word on what personal matter that steve mason is dealing with but the flyers goalie is back with the team but will be out again against chicago. they are the current stanley cup champs. and he will be back in front of the fans. and he played here for more than
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seven of his 16 seasons. they pickling up their first win on monday. >> we have to build up the positives, it will be a big game with kimmo being honored. we have to have a good start. and astros and royals take on a game five winner take all and cole hamelss trying to beat the blue jays right now. mark it down on the calendar, it's the next day of the flyers life. hopefully he spent this day searching for a new general manager that will get the phillies back in the playoffs. finally october is breast cancer awareness month and the players are donning the pink, from gloves to shoes. they are trying to make a difference too, deangelo
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williams of pittsburgh lost his mom to breast cancer, and he asked to wear pink all season and decided to foot the bill for 53 mammograms for 53 women, one for every year of his life. this is an estimated val up of $13,000 but priceless in terms of early breast cancer detecti n detection. >> thank you jaime. you'll find laughs here tonight on abc, "the middle" followed by the goldbergs and then blackish followed by nashville. and then "action news" at 11:00 with jim gardner. mom this is hugely important. is there anywhere in your house i can get a good signal?
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is this your laundry? >> they make scary noises as you go by. lets give you the accuweather forecast and then we'll continue our journey away from these two to find safe haven. allentown 62 and reading at 61 and philadelphia 67, wilmington 65 and the official high in philly was 68, and nothing scary outside today. as we look at the satellite, clouds bubbled up late into the afternoon and they are starting to fire up in the daytime heating and you go from the partly cloudy skies and a mainly clear sky, and turning cooler and 42 degrees and 49 in center city and the northwesterly wind is light between 4 and 8 miles per hour and if you come out to glen mills to the haunted hay ride, it's military appreciation
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night, if you are part of the military 50% off tonight. if you go into thursday, high pressure is pushing to the east and sunny and 65 and seasonably cool and wind 6 to 10 miles per hour and the cool front swings through here early on friday and bring a few clouds and sprinkles and sun and clouds and breezy at 66 degrees, then as we get into the weekend we'll fly you to the north and west in the plains and arctic high pressure is building and temperatures in the northern part of canada in the hudson bay and to the west. they are only in the single digits now and the frost and freeze is scattered here on saturday night and more than likely widespread on sunday night into monday morning. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, bright and beautiful, 65 degrees tomorrow and early sprinkle, giving way to sun and 66 degrees and saturday breezy and cooler and a
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high of just 59 degrees, sunday brisk and chilly and 54, and the frost and freeze likely early monday morning, hard to recover with full sun at 54, turning milder, a quick rebound, going into the 60s back to 70 degrees. we'll go through the corn maze here, can you imagine it being pitch black as you are roaming through here. i knew that would happen! and i totally forgot and another one as well. we'll cut through here -- i got you. lets go into the barn, maybe that will be a safer place to be, we'll come through here and i got to tell you guys, these actor even though you know they are actors -- don't go in the barn? i know it's dinner time and all, but we have a chainsaw and live chickens, i am going protect the
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chickens from these guys here, in all honestly you have to give it up for these guys here, we have the guys that come almost every single year, an 85% return rate for these actors to come and there are 140 of them that come for the three different attractions, but as scary as you are i want to thank you for coming out early for us tonight and i know you will not break character, they never do. look at this scary clown, they never break character, check it out in glen mills, believe you will not be disappointed whatsoever. i guess i won't make it out alive. we'll see you back at the station. >> monica wants to know if the tall one was single? >> ha, ha, ha! >> remember you can can find the
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accuweather forecast and storm tracker 6 live radar at and when severe weather happens you'll fine expert forecasts from our team.
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some of philadelphia's finest were honored at the fop in philadelphia, they with honored with merit commendations for going above and beyond the call of duty, they demonstrated initiative while performing their duties. >> hats off. right now jim gardner and the "action news" team is standing by with these stories. philadelphia's top cop, commissioner ramsey announces his retirement. and new information on the death of a 3-year-old boy in south jersey. the chandler says it's over but it was more like christmas
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today. for the entire "action news" team, i'm rick williams have a nice evening. good night.
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"action news" delaware valley's leading news program. with ducis rogers, meteorologist, cecily tynan and jim gardner. wednesday night and police are investigating the death of a doctor in hockessin, delaware and friends and family gathered to remember the life of jerry mondsire, but the word today is the retirement of commissioner ramsey, he will leave in january before the next mayor takes
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office. he is retiring, ramsey made at announcement at city hall and will leave on january 7th and will be the only police commissioner to serve under mayor michael nutter. david henry is live with more. ramsey's is a significant departure. >> after 47 years in this business, ramsey is the country's preeminent authority on hands on policing, he is now retiring again but he says he is not through with police work. >> i'm not tired or burnt out, actually i'm in my prime. >> over the years charles ramsey earned an international reputation of community policing last year after unrest over police shootings spread, president obama named


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