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commissioner calls it a career next on "action news." ♪ "action news," delaware valley's leading news program with jim gardner. tonight, philadelphia police investigating a serious mishap in the olney section of the city. a bus struck two pedestrians who are now in the hospital. one victim is a woman age 91.
the other one her nephew age 68. the woman is in very critical condition. wednesday night, and the big story on "action news" tonight is the latest on a late-day accident involving a septa bus. it happened at fifth street and godfrey avenue in olney at 5:00 this afternoon. the bus ran over both the woman's legs. "action news" reporter chad pradelli live at einstein medical center where both victims are being treated. chad, what's the latest on the victim's conditions? >> jim, 91-year-old mary gable remains here in critical condition. at last check, she was in surgery as doctors fight to save her legs and her life. philadelphia police say the 91 year old woman and her 68-year-old nephew crossing fifth street on godfrey when the septa bus made the left turn. the front of the bus didn't hit the two, but the back tires ran over the woman, crushing her legs and torso. >> from witnesses, they believe
that the female that was walking west on godfrey crossing fifth had the green light, which means that the septa bus, which was traveling east on godfrey at fifth also had the green light. >>the victim lives a block away from the accident. neighbors identified her as mary gable, an energetic and spiritual woman who loves the use of the very legs crushed in the accident? she is healthy, strong as a bull. she polka dances and goes to the hospital and visits the sick and does polka dances, and she always shows me how she walks like a penguin. >> and her nephew who takes care of her escaped injury. >> i knows he is devastated. >> and the accident was captured by septa's surveillance system.
>> the pedestrians have the right-of-way whether it is red or green. you have to come to a complete stop and do whatever it takes to avoid striking a pedestrian. >> and the name of the septa driver has not been released. a spokesperson for the transit agency tells me that septa is cooperating and assisting in the investigation. live in olney, chad pradelli channel 6 "action news." jim? >> thank you, chad. investigators still haven't released the name of a psychiatrist found dead today. the victim a 55-year-old woman living on withers way. the victim's daughter discovered her body. less than an hour later a man called the police saying he is responsible. he has been arrested at a home in the autumnwood development. a vigil held tonight for a local dirt bike riding legend. dozens on bikes gathered to remember the 23-year-old who was
killed one year ago today. tyler was sitting in his car when he was shot nine times. and the case remains unsolved. the police in haddon township are trying to unravel a mystery. how did 3-year-old brendan creato die and was his death the result of foul play? live in haddon township is "action news" reporter dann cuellar. dann, residents must be extraordinarily concerned. what the are the authorities saying? >> well jim, with the findings of the medical examiner said to be inconclusive they have to wait up to a month for the results of the toxicology tests. you can imagine that there is growing anxiety with this mystery that seems to be growing and residents wondering what is it all about. >> 911, where is your memergenc. >> i just woke up and my 3-year-old is missing. >> and in a calm voice.
d. jfrme d.j. creato is telling him his son is missing. >> i don't know where he is. i guess he unlocked it and left. >> and three hours later they would find brendan creato's lifeless hoed -- body in a wooded area. and today they reported that the medical examiner could not determine the cause or manor of the child's death. that did nothing to relieve the nervous tension around here. >> i am nervous because i have a 5-year-old. of course it's something we're all thing about and we'd like no know what's going on. >> i think it is perplexing to everybody. and i think that's what makes it so painful. people want answers. >> today the investigators went back to the park looking for anything they may have missioned the day before. and also retraced the roots from the cooper street apartment to the park trying to figure out how the child ended up there. >> how did it happen? by the hand of another? natural cause? we don't know.
we are still pretty shook up by it. >> tonight residents attending a farmers market. >> we told people to come out to the market to be together to feed their soul with food and eat together. and everyone is speechless and really doesn't know what to say about what happened. >> so far d.j. creato declined to speak with reporters, but his mother tells "action news" that he is innocent and he is just as heart broken as anyone else. live here in haddon township, dann cuellar for channel 6 "action news." >> thank you, dann. former philadelphia naacp president was remembered today in the celebration of life ceremony. family, friends and dignitaries gathered at bright hope baptist church in north philadelphia. among them the former governor ed rendell and mayor nutter. and he was described as a
sometimes agitator usually fighting the right cause. and today would have been his 66th birthday. after nearly eight years as philadelphia police commissioner charles ramsey announced he is retiring. he says the city's new mayor needs the freedom to choose his or her own commissioner. ramsey, who was 65, came out of retirement back in 2008 to lead the philadelphia police department. he will step down on january 7, the anniversary of his swearing in. but he still plans to be active in law enforcement. >> time to move to a different level and i think i can have a big impact nationally on issues that are facing law enforcement today. >> a native of chicago and served in that department near highway three decades from there he became the chief in washington, d.c. his worked earned him an international reputation. last year he was selected by president obama to co-chair a committee on policing in response to civil unrest around
the country. today the president issued a statement thanking ramsey for his service and wishing him "a restful retirement." "action news" reporter annie mccormick live at police headquarters. have you spoken to a variety of people who have working relationships with the commissioner. what are they saying? >> jim, some of those people with working relationships also at times didn't always see eye-to-eye with the commissioner but do respect him. we also talked to members of the community. they are talking about what type of impact that commissioner ramsey will leave behind. >> we had a good working relationship. sometimes we banged heads but we did it in private. >> saying one thing he will always agree on is how charles ramsey helped the families of the police officers killed in the line of duty during his ten tour. >> i have never seen anybody do what he has done for officers who were killed in the line of duty and nature families. >> john, a former homicide
detective and head of the citizens crime commission also commended the top cop. >> he can deal with the citizens and media and politicians. you may not always like his decisions, but they were probably right and he stood by them all the way. >> and he moved more police on to foot and vice in the worst areas. and in the 311 system adding transparency. and expanded through social media and officer's body cameras. and last year unrest on police shootings, and president obama named ramsey co-chair. and the black lives matter protest and the protests for brown shot by the police on mayfair are an ongoing presence at ramsey's speeches. and tonight residents acknowledged there are tensions but had this to say about ramsey's work. >> i think one of the better decisions that he did make was
making the philadelphia police force more transparent and it went a long way with mostly african-american men. >> he was up against a lot when he came there. and so wow, i don't know. he did his job. he did the best he could do. >> and for deputy commissioner richard ross to get a glowing recommendation from ramsey today, but that decision is up to the next mayor. reporting live outside of police headquarters, annie mccormick channel 6 "action news." j jim? >> thank you. a labor dispute spilled on to the streets, gather along outside of the convention center. they are angry they have not been able to work at the venue in more than a year. carpenters were locked out of the convention centers when they union did not sign a
satisfaction agreement. and contractor griffin campbell will return to the stand in the morning, on trial for the 2013 botched demolition at 22nd and market that killed six people. he told the jury he was a self-taught home remodeler in serious debt. and the architect of the project befriended him and he spaces used as a scapegoat. and they say that campbell cut corners and it cost lives. i do a and a major honor for the music director. he is described as the greatest generator of energy on an international podium. and will receive the award at carnegie hall in december. and why the pope is asking for forgiveness. >> and the update on a young boy capturing the pope's attention
moments after frap -- francis arrived in philadelphia last month. how things have changed for his family. and learning more about the 911 call made when lamar odom was found unresponsive at a brothel. and cooling off from this time yesterday, but the weekend down right frosty. letting you know how low the temperatures will drop in the accuweather forecast. and the flyers honor a fan-favorite tonight when "action news" continues.
former nba player and reality tv store, lamar odom, remains on life support tonight. we have learned the person who called 911 from a nevada brothel said odom had been using cocaine and taking sexual-enhancing drugs. and he also had blood coming from his mouth and nose. and he is in the hospital and his estranged wife, khloe kardashian and her family are by his side.
house speaker john boehner wants to resolve a potential debt limit crisis before he leaves congress. the congressional budget office says the debt limit cap needs to be raised by early november to keep the government from running out of money. if that were to happen, the government couldn't cover things like interest payments, medicare payments or social security checks. pope francis raised eyebrows today after he delighted thousands of pilgrims in st. peter scare arriving in the popemobile for his general audience. and under the mic he spoke the words, i ask you for forgiveness for the scannedle that recently fell on rome and the vatican. not explaining what he had in mind, but the monsignor announced that he is engaged to a same-sex partner and the mayor of rome resigned amid corruption scandal. and most of us remember the moment after pope francis landed in philadelphia and he went over to bless a physically-handy
capped boy on the tarmac and it opened up opportunities for the boy. >> the family really cannot believe their good fortune. the mom and dad are local school teachers who struggled to pay for their 10-year-old son's care. and one kiss from the pope when he came to the philadelphia international airport is changing all of that. this is the heart-felt kiss from pope francis that went viral, kissing michael keating. >> and he beelined for michael and didn't look up at adults in the area, just came to him. >> and michael's friend set up a website, and this crowdfunding page worked beyond their wildest
dreams. houses of people pledged more than $116,000 including the director of the upcomi comincom wars" movie. >> this gives you hope there are so many generous people. >> and they wanted a handy cap accessible van to help transport michael. and his mom has been lifting him out of the car since the ramp broke but she has health issues of her own. >> one doctor said if michael was your job you would be disabled and would not be ail to do the job. and i said well i have to. >> and she does it with love, of course. thanks to donors they can buy a $50,000 especially-outfitted van and can update ramps to the bathroom and to the home so michael can use them all and they couldn't be happier.
the weather is cooling off and some area children are excited about it because it means they can wear their brand new winter coats. thousands of children poured into the convention center in philadelphia and were fitted for new coats. the caring for kids foundation is behind this giant give-away. more than 42,000 coats will be handed out this no and next. to area youngsters and they are obviously excited about it. >> great. >> with good reason. >> will you need the coats this weekend. the first frost of the season for most of the viewing area. font clear skies and stormtracker 6 live double scan showing dry conditions out there. and sky 6 looking at the scene the boardwalk in atlantic city. did have clouds earlier. the clouds are really thinning out tonight and this allows temperatures to drop quickly. and right now philadelphia holding on at 60, but allentown and trenton 55 degrees.
reading 55. millville 49. sea isle city 62. and wilmington 53 degrees. the high today 68. it is 1 degree above average. but temperatures will really be stepping down as we head towards the weekend. satellite 6 along with action radar showing good amount of cloud cover this afternoon with the cold front. the cold front pushing east, the high pressure is building in. these clouds are really eroding. tomorrow morning bus stop forecast, i told my son please wear long pants it is chilly. 6:00, 49 degrees. he probably won't. i suggest jackets as well. by 8:00, 52 degrees. good amount of sunshine in the morning. then by the afternoon we will see fair-weather cumulus popping up, not as much cloud cover as today. generally mostly sunny skies. 11, 58 degrees. 2:00, 63. and by 5:00, 65 degrees. a little cooler than today, but more sunshine as the high pressure really takes control. then we have another cold front that will move through early in the day on friday. most of the energy will miss us
to the north and we will see some clouds in the morning, maybe a sprinkle, nothing more than that. otherwise mixture of sun and clouds. 66 degrees. but then high pressure builds in from canada. what this means is the weekend afternoon highs only in the 50s. upper 50s on saturday. low 50s on sunday. and a frost and freeze likely as temperatures drop well down into the 30's. actually some areas could be in the 20's by sunday night and monday morning. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, tomorrow enjoy the sunshine. cool, 65 degrees. and friday, afternoon sunshine and temperature not bad, 66. and here comes the major cooldown. on saturday 59 degrees. bundle up if your heading to the temple football game it will be breezy. the winds diminish saturday night and that means scattered frost is possible. 32 in the suburbs and 38 for center city. sunday night a widespread frost and freeze is likely.
overnight low, cooler suburbs, 29 degrees. the first time you see that this season. philadelphia 35 degrees. and we will hold on to temperatures only in the 50s on sunday. 54 degrees. if we see some sunshine, if the clouds hold off sunday we may not make it above 50 degrees. on monday, partly sunny and chilly, 54 degrees. the eagles' game at the link, monday night football, temperatures generally in the 40's. dress in layers. tuesday milder, and wednesday feeling nice, back to 70 degrees with partly-cloudy skies. it looks like the growing season will be ended this weekend. >> i was distracted what is 29 degrees? >> the cooler suburbs, allentown dropping down to 29 degrees. >> you know what that is? >> unacceptable. >> unacceptable, of course. and "healthcheck," more evidence that stress can lead to problems. and china looked at previous
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this is hispanic heritage month. tonight the 6abc community advisory board was proud to describe the celebration. the 6abc president and general manager was on hand to honor the puerto rican community of the delaware valley. tonight's event was in the hunting park section of philadelphia. the commissioner of the national hockey league was in town tonight to present a big check to a local youth group. $950,000. gary bettman gave the money to the ed snyder hockey foundation at the wells fargo center. it is to bring the sport of hockey to inner-city communities. more than 3,000 young people are part of this program. the flyers doing good off the ice, and boy did they good on the ice. >> they have the blackhawks number at least in terms of the regular-season. 1996 is the last time that chicago won here in philadelphia in the regular season. it still only counts as two
points as any other victory could, but telling what the victory over the champion blackhawks does. the flyers on the four play and del zotto feeds gagner and that works. and still the second period and the shot is in front and giroux snags it. in the game it is 2-0. and 30 saves, his second straight shut-out. 51 in the last two games and the flyers win 3-0. and before the game they honored kimmo timonen. retiring in the off-season after winning the title. and he went to skate-around and started to get the itch. >> yeah, the music and kind of preparations to get ready for the game i kind of went oh, this would be nice again. the reality is i am 40 years
old, i just had a glass of red wine. can't really turn that down anymore. >> we are forced to wait an extra day for the eagles and giants to meet. that's ok, because first place in the nfe east in the game. and cox entering with more pep, the defensive player of the week. and may have to deal with randle and beckham, but they may not. both are dealing with injuries. the birds say they will be ready either way. >> we are preparing like they have all of their weapons. it would be foolish of us to prepare like they are not going to play. they are competitors and we fully expect to see them out there. we are teaming up with phl 1 to bring you monday's game. kickoff at 8:30 on phl17. please join us for the pregame special at 8:00 from the link. vince mazzeo-
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.
now officially if charge of the phillies, the first team after been hired on as assistant. and in the seventh score tied it. and the toronto pitcher hits choo's bat. hopefully the umpire calls it a dead ball and they allow the run to count. 3-2 texas. and the blue jays file a protest it doesn't matter because the rangers commit three errors in the bottom of the inning and the blue jays capitalize. they score 4 highlighted by bautista's 3-run homer and the
jay's win to face the royals who beat houston tonight. and finally an nfl player doing good in the name of his mother. steelers running back d'angelo lost his mother to cancer. asking if he could wear pink all season, not just breast cancer awareness month. and they said no. and he paid for 53 women to have mammograms and she died when she was 53 years old. >> d'angelo williams, thank you. "jimmy kimmel live" next followed by "nightline." and his guests tonight are nathan fillion, jalen rose and music from father john misty. "action news" continues at 4:30. now for cecily tynan, ducis rodgers, the entire "action news" team, i'm jim gardner, good night.