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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 ramsey as
the cochair on community policing. >> you have to work on it so no one incident can tear it down but no one chief in america can absolutely say it could not happen here. >> but it could happen here as the city led the nation in police involved shootings and now they are implementing reforms recommended by the department of justice and ramsey feel ez has more to contribute. he was brought in with mayor michael nutter and now he says he should move on, he says it's personal not political. >> there are young people alive today who 10 years ago may not have lived in our city but because of your work. >> eight police officers were killed in the line of duty during ramsey's tenure and he
thanks their families for their courage getting through the tough times, i want to thank them for their sacrifice and strength and courage, i will never forget them, never forget them as long as i live. i will never forget them. >> as for who should succeed him as commissioner, ramsey says it's next mayor need look no further than the deputy commissioner ross. he says he is the best in the country. president obama expressed his gratitude for ramsey's nearly five decades in service in major cities across america, the president said he play aid vital role in bringing in leaders from across the country to create a clear and concise report including recommendations for building trust between communities and the law
enforcement community agencies that protect them. police in haddon township continue to search for clues in the mysterious death of a 3-year-old toddler, he was found a half mile from his father's home. today officials report that an auto toppi was inconclusive. >> the findings from the medical examiners office left police baffled and they are no closer to finding out what happened to this little boy. it began with a 911 call from the child's father. >> i just woke up and my son is missing. >> that was d.j.
today the medical examiner could not determine the cause of death of the child. >> was he strangled? poisoned? suffocated? today investigators welcome back at the park trying to find out anything that could help them figure out how he died and how he ended up there. >> it's unanswered questions and it makes us all sick to our stomachs. >> it struck a never with many here, more than 100 people gathered for a candle lied vigil. some are convinced that the little boy did not wander off. >> justice for this boy and to
figure out what is going on and what happened. >> i hope they fine the person who did this because the person who did it deserves whatever they get. >> today d.j. creato declined to speak with reporter but his mother says he is innocence and just as heart broken as anyone else. >> thank you dan. >> you can listen to the entire 911 call right now on 6abc.com, you'll find updates on the latest on the investigation along with photographs and videos from the scene. we are waiting for more information on the death of a'-year-old psychiatrist in hockessin, delaware, sara bloomquist is live at newcastle county police in minquadale. what is the latest there? >> reporter: jim, police here re main very tight-lipped about the details of this investgation as detectives do their work, they will only say they are not
looking for additional suspects in connection with the death of this psychiatrist from hockessin, investigators spend the day at the home of the victim at the sanford ridge development, neighbors woke up to see the large police presence on it's block. >> it was surprising because sts quiet and calm, especially this area and her mother lived with her and we always said hi. >> police responded to a 911 call from a woman who reported she just discovered her mother dead inside of the home, the 55-year-old psychiatrist and mother of two was found right inside of the front door of the house where she lived for years, a half hour later police got a 911 call from a man who claimed to be responsible for the woman's death. >> got a call from the subject giving us information that he was responsible for the incident.
>> they took the man into custody without incident. >> at this point we are not looking for other suspects. >> the victim work hereality a mental health facility in newer newark. they are working with authorities and will continue to do so and behalf all the staff at the rockford accepter, we extend our prayers to the family during this difficult time. >> as of tonight, police will not confirm the victim's name nor release the name of the suspect being held in custody, they do expect to hold a news conference tomorrow or friday to provide some additional details. live in minquadale, i'm sara bloomquist, channel 6 "action news." the contractor on trial for the deadly center city building collapse took the stand in his own defense, griffin campbell told the court he was a small
time self taught remodeler, and was the fall guy for a poorly planned demolition project. he faces six counts of third degree murder one for each person that died at 22nd and market. friends and family gathered to celebrate the life of naacp president, jerry mondsire, it took place at the baptist church in northern philadelphia. speaker after speaker remembered him as a man that led his life fighting for justice and equality. >> just like a box score in baseball, our score cards are not measured by the power we accumulate or the wealth we accumulate or the fame that we get. it's measured by how many people you help. >> a prayer! >> he died earlier this month
and today would have been his 66th brnlg day. one of the nation's older organizations has a new home in philadelphia, the american bible society unveiled their new headquarters at fourth and market, the organization was founded at 8th and 1th, in the city. it gives members a chance to interact with the tourists at independence mall. coming up on "action news" tonight, more families in camden will soon have access to high speed internet and hundreds of children receive new coats just in time for the chilly temperatures this weekend. >> it will feel more like the third week of november, i'll let you know how chilly it will get and how long it sticks around in the accuweather forecast. >> and the eagles are getting
the archdiocese of philadelphia hopes the enthusiasm generated by the visit of pope francis will inspire people to become priests. they sign aid new initiative to help parishioners identify men that may be good candidates for the priest hood, the announcement took place at the seminary where pope francis stayed while in town. and residents of camden got a boost to their internet
service, mayor dana redd kicked off the home initiative today, the program hopes to bridge the digital divide by bringing service to underserved communities, an action by the private sector and the federal government, camden is one of 17 cities to take part in the pilot program. it happens every fall, for youngsters to get winter coats and it happened at the convention center, you would have thought it was christmas day. eva pilgram has the story. >> reporter: the buses rolled up to the philadelphia convention center, excited elementary students lined up to go inside. >> blue and has a hoody and a zipper in the back. >> the philanthropic arm of the
philadelphia auto show helped the kids find the coat in their color. >> i am dealing with a little girl, i'm the mother of sons and it's good to deal with little girl stuff. >> the auto makers will give out 4-000 coats to kids in need and 7,000 of those will go to ten philadelphia schools. >> in the philadelphia area there are a half million kids that live in the poverty level and it's an opportunity for us to give them a nice warm coat. >> i can use it when i'm cold. >> it's going be snow and and cold. >> it looked like it was freezing in the convention center when the students put their new coats on and buttoned up their hoods. >> it's warm on the inside. >> it's my favorite color and i'm going to wear it in the winter. >> a special gift these kids
fighting to save atlantic county. chris brown's attacks? 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. we'll have a national statement and division at stake, eagles giants monday night at the link, as jeff skversky reports, the birds defense is pump but better be up to the challenge. >> everybody will be watching so what player would not get juiced up. >> there is nothing like monday night football especially against the new york giants with first place on the line. >> each team knows each other and there is no tricking each other, it's about lining up and purging each other in the face and seeing who can hit harder.
>> perhaps the eagles hit the giants at the perfect time. they have three receivers banged up and without becker jr. but the eagles will be foolish to think it will be easy without those two. >> just because they don't have all their weapons we have to prepare like they are out there. even beckham on one leg is better than most. as a rookie last year in their meeting, he racked up 100 yards receiving and a touch down on the eagles. >> he can stop and restart as fast as anyone and his hands are as fast as anyone in the league, we'll have our hands full for a while. the eagles will have their hands full with eli manning too. they have the fewest turnovers in football and that is the birds bread and butter. jeff skversky, channel 6 "action
news." we at phl 17 are joining together to bring you the game and please join us for a pregame special at 8:00 from the linc. the stanley cup champion black hawks are in town and a former favorite flyer. kim kimmo is in town, after seven seasons with the flyers his former teammates are excited for him. >> it was an appreciate with him, to see a guy like that being honored, and being first hand to witness it, it's going to be great. goalie steve mason back with the team but not in the net tonight. and first day running the team as the president, mcfail is trying to get the phillies to
where the blue jays and rangers are right now the divisive game five is tied at 2-2 and cole hamels started this game eight strikeouts thus far for the lefty. big east media day was held and villanova is the preseason favorite. jay wright feels that playing in this conference made his team and program better. >> patients great for us to go on the road in this league and see such great crowds and play and get everybody's best game and represent the big east. villanova takes great pride in the history of the big east. >> every year the preseason favorite, and this year they make a deep run in the tournament. >> thank you ducis, cecily tynan has the accuweather forecast. ññ
is it possible we could hit the 30s as a low this week. >> this weekend. >> yes. >> 30s. >> yes, a good likelihood of frost and freeze, find a good jacket you'll need it. stormtracker 6 live double scan showing we have dry conditions out there. a sprinkle over the poconos and the front moved through today and that brought us clouds and that will bring us a reinforcing shot of chilly air, first of all it's starting to look like fall and cindy posted this photo and
the "action news" page. some clouded today but we managed to see breaks in the clouds. tonight will feel different than last night, with the clouds clearing out and winds from the northwest it will get much cooler, seasonably cool, and we have not felt this, philadelphia to 49 degrees and millville 44 and reading 43 degrees and compare it to this morning, this morning it was not that cool, in philadelphia, 58 degrees and afternoon high where we should be for this time of year, 68 degrees, feeling like the middle of october again, temperatures now in the 60s, allentown and reading 60 and philadelphia 65 and millville 63 and sea isle city 65 and the poconos dropped down to 54 degrees. satellite 6 along with action radar showing we started the day with sunshine and then a reinforcing shot of cooler air
and a weak cold front coming through and if you look over the i-95 corridor, and the clouds were breaking and they continue to break in the overnight hours, high pressure is building in through the tennessee valley tomorrow and it brings us loads of sunshine and a beautiful fall day, and cooler today with a high of 65 degrees, and on the breezy side winds from the west at 65 miles per hour, we have another cold front moving through earlier in the day on friday, not a lot of moisture and clouds and a sprinkle in the morning in philadelphia, behind that, 66 degrees on friday. look at that, you say that is not bad but what this front will do is open the door for high pressure to dive down from canada and that means the afternoon highs over the weekend only in the 50s, overnight low as jim mentioned down into the 30s and a frost and freeze is likely this weekend. it looks like the coldest of it will be sunday night into monday
morning, the exclusive accuweather forecast, a beautiful fall day, take the jacket and sunglasses you'll need them. clouds move through and a sprinkle and then sunshine and on saturday if you are heading to the temple football game bundle up and it's breezy with a high of 59 degrees and saturday night scattered frost, temperature temperatures 32 to 38 degrees, sunday morning i expect widespread frost, down to 29 in the cooler suburbs and 39 in center city and stays cold on sunday and 54 and monday 54, if you head to the linc temperatures in the 40s for the game monday night. and the winds of change on tuesday, up to 64 degrees and wednesday it feels like a heat wave with an afternoon high back up to 70 but the weekend will be on the chilly side.
>> thank you cecily, we get the point. finally tonight there was a push to ensure that veterans receive the benefits they are entitled to. the outreach van pull up in front of courthouse in media, the mission is to raise awareness for the services available for veterans and their familys including health care and education. abc world news with david muir is next on channel 6 and "action news" continues at 10:00 on phl 17 with brian taff, sharrie williams and ducis rogers and join us for "action news" at 11:00 here on channel 6. for cecily tynan and ducis rogers and the entire "action news" team, i'm jim gardner, we hope you'll join us for "action news" at 11:00.
tonight, the fight night fallout. hillary clinton and the big surprise from her biggest opponent. and tonight, the clinton campaign with a message to joe biden. make up your mind. and ivanka trump tonight on her father, saying he would be great for women. the deadly plane crash into an american neighborhood. flames shooting into the air. surveillance video shows the moment of impact. then, the takeoff, suddenly aborted. the passenger jet barrelling down the runway, 100 miles per hour. the vehicle driving right toward it. late details on the former nba champion, lamar odom, reportedly fighting for his life, found unresponsive outside las vegas. kobe bryant, magic johnson lending their support. and look at this photo tonight, purchased in a thrift store for $2. now worth $5 million.