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gay bashing case have played guilty while an alleged female accomplice is heading to trial. william phillips and haringan when to court this morning, the alleged accomplish katherine knox will head to trial. they are charged with assaulting a gay couple in center city last year. we'll have much more on "action news" tonight. at penn's landing, the chestnut street overpass is closed after a crack was found in a support pier, chopper 6 hd was over the overpass early this morning, you can see it's now blocked from traffic, this after penndot engineers found a huge crack in the elevated road and that led them to act quickly to prevent any tragedies. john rawlins joins us from penn's landing with more.
>> reporter: repair work is already beginning, but lets set the scene, this is old city and this is chestnut and front street, and as we pan back over here, this is the elevated extension built in the 1980s and takes you to penn's landing and market street and columbus boulevard and you can see it's closed. this is why the elevated road is closed. one of the massive support beams is deteriorating. it caused imbedded steel to expanding damage the concrete, it had been flagged last spring by penndot for repair and work was to begin next month. but a civilal spotted the crack and called police and they decided to close the road and moved up the repair work, they made a temporary support system to allow the road to reopen for
traffic possibly as early as this weekend. >> they hope to have the road open for vehicles by the end of the sunday night here, the permanent fix they are beginning to work on now and will continue to work on for the next several weeks hopefully that will be completed in the next several weeks, john recall questionses, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. two temple university students were robbed at gun point in separate incidents this morning. the first happened near campus at the intersection of north 10th street and susquehanna avenue, 21-year-old temple football player was approached by two men that threatened him with a gun and took his wallet, car and phone. and another students was walking on the 1800 block of north 15th street. >> we captured a lot of video from that. >> neither student was injured and these incidents come a few
week after a female student was sexually assaulted. and now a surveillance of a man wanted for breaking into cars at villanova university, the man in the white tank top tried to use a credit card stolen from one vehicle at a lukoil, to buy cigarettes, the cards belonged to villanova football players. call police if you know who that man is. jury selection got underway in the case of chaka fattah jr., he is indicted for stealing funds meant for philadelphia schools and prosecutors said he lied about his income on tax returns and took out business loans and that fattah jr. used it to pay off personal and gambling debts. and philadelphia police are investigating a triple shoot that left a teenager dead, he was found with a gun still in his hand, it happened on the 500
block of ritner street in south philadelphia, police were called to the scene at 9:30 last nice, they say that someone opened fire on the street and the victim was pronounced dead at the scene. from our delaware newsroom, police in wilmington have arrested a man for a stabbing over the weekend, 36-year-old joesly rojas is charged with stabbing a 60-year-old man at the apartments last night. the victim was stabbed in the torso, rojas and the victim both live in the complex and police say they got into a fight that led to the stabbing. today is the deadline for homeowners seeking to challenge their superstorm sandy flood damage claims, more than 100,000 homeowners in the plan suffered a loss more than three years ago. fema has allowed all of them to
ask for a claim review, following claims that many homeowners were underpaid. >> and now it's a return to more autumnal like temperatures today, looking live from our temple university skycam, it's in the 60s, and on the cool side this morning, and it's october. lets get the latest from meteorologist, david murphy, on the terrance and more from accuweather. >> a beautiful day, on the terrace a fair amount of sunshine behind me and every now and then a cumulous cloud cover. the sky is mostly blue, now you just see spotty stuff and most of what we have is light, spotty small stuff, it does not show up well, 62 in philadelphia
currently, so it's a bit on the cool side and a westerly breeze coming in at 7 to 15 miles per hour, that is not too bad, in new york a similar number and 63 in washington and the change in temperature over the last 24 hours, we are 5 full degrees where we were yesterday. in philadelphia and we are looking for highs today 3 to 5 degrees below the highs we had yesterday. 63 degrees by 2:00, looks like your high of 65, will hold off until 4:00 and 62 by 6:00 and back into the 50s after that and mid-50s by 10:00 and low 50s tomorrow morning, a nice autumn afternoon, my recommendation is to bring along a jacket which you may be able to peel if you are walking around at the height of the afternoon warmth. >> thank you. as you make plans for the
weekend visit 6abc.com/weather, you'll find the accuweather forecast, storm tracker 6 live radar and our expert analysis from our team of meteorologist. another woman has filed a lawsuit against bill cosby, 48-year-old renita hill, hill appeared on an educational show with cosby, and that he defamed her after she came forward with the sexual abuse she endured in the 80s. in the suit he said he would pay for her college tuition and housing until she broke off with him. she is more than two dozen women now that accused him of sexual assault. lamar odom is still in the hospital, marcy gonzales joins
us live with the latest on this story. >> reporter: sara, sources tell espn that odom is showing signs of improvement, and while there is no official explanation of what caused this, the 911 call is giving some insight. >> horrified and begging for help, we are now hearing that 911 call made by a worker, after discovering lamar odom. >> the former nba and reality tv star is now on life support in this las vegas hospital after staffers at the love ranch said the 35-year-old spent four days there, at time drivening and doing cocaine and taking herbal viagra, the night before he was found in his vip room his mood had changes.
>> he got a phone call, and that phone call bummed him out. and he told the girls he wanted to spend the night alone. >> by his side is estranged wife, khloe kardashian, they revealed concerned on the show keeping up with kardashian, is now making his medical decisions. >> i am on high alert, i think anything will set him to spiral. >> his friends are taking to social media sending their love and prayers. >> i hope he pulls through that is important, he has such a big heart. >> and hospital officials are keeping quiet about his condition and prognosis. reporting live, marcy gonzales, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you for that report. back here philadelphia police are looking for the man in this surveillance video, they say he cased several parked cars
along the 1900 block of mccain street and south 20th street last month, when he saw something he wanted, he broke in and then the alarm scared him before he took anything. and police are looking for a braez enthief that took advantage of a stranger's kindness, it happened on locust late thursday night, they asked the 6-year-old victim for money and then pushed him to the ground and stole his wallet. the man suffered cuts and bruises but is otherwise okay. the search is on for two men that allegedly shot two teenagers leaving one dead. and perhaps one of the most bizarre plays in baseball history, more on the blue jays-rangers game last night.
s. in syracuse a manhunt is underway after two people were shot s police spent several hours searching a cemetery near the scene this morning, a 15-year-old male was killed and a 17-year-old male was injured. the detectives were not hit and the violence did not happen on the campus of syracuse university. but it did prompt school officials to tell students in and around the school to take emergency precautions. in ohio, dna evidence links robert venure to two murders. they are looking at where and when he worked to see if there is unsolved killings. he is expected to be arraigned in the four slayings tomorrow. a woman in alaska is facing is numerous charges after she
allegedly went on a rampage at a subway restaurant without any clothes on. nicky bur elis accused of going into a bathroom tuesday night and refusing to come out and they called police when she finally came out she was naked and extremely violent. >> early estimates is $20,000 worth of damage, overturned tables and chairs and ripped signs from the walls and creels and destroys a refrigerator and let off a fire extinguisher. a young owl is on the attack along a running trail in maryland, and there is no telling who the next victim will be. runners along the capital crescent trail in bethesda say that the owl flew right into them. the target is this woman who
explained what happened. >> a second later it flew at my neck again and i flipped out and threw my head lamp off and sprintss away. >> they posted signs warning people of the aggressive owl and warned people they should not use the trail at night. and now the bizarre play in the seventh inning of the american league division series, the one play caused the game to come to a screeching halt and the benches to clear and the fans to go into a frenzy. >> reporter: one of the strangest plays in playoff history. and the result? benches cleared. a crowd revolt. and in the end the toronto blue jays brought home this first alds title in 22 years. the turning point, the 53 minute
seventh inning, the blue jays catcher makes what looks to be a routine catch from the pitcher but it hits the batters bat, and the game is halted for 18 minutes while they confer and the fans annier by the minute. >> the toronto player tries to calm the crowd but they are not having it, and the benches clear and the run is allowed to stand but it called a rallying cry for the blue jays and the rangers make three errors in succession and with the score tied 3-3 and jose baptista steps to the plate -- topping off the blue jays 6-3 victory.
in south carolina a massive cleanup effort is underway after historic floodings that left the area a big mess, governor nikki haley called it a thousand year rain, three were killed in south carolina and two others in north carolina. david murphy is here with the forecast and colder temperatures on the horizon. >> we are dry and that is nice, if you have plans to go outside, grab a jacket and go, the action cam outside of penn valley and the babbling brook. if you like the transition to
autumn this is a day selling that. 63 is the temperature and winds from the west at 13 miles per hour. what we have is fair weather cumulous clouds, pretty day and a lot of blue and staying that way the rest of the way, high temperatures not much of a rain. 66 in reading and 64 in trenton and 65 in millville, at the shore on or about the mid-60s up and down the beach, and 64 by 3:00 and 65 is the high in philadelphia, probably around 4:00, we are hitting our highs late in the day, and back to 63 by 5:00 and 57 by 9:00. and the winds start to fall back a bit and ease as we get past sun down and 53 is the overnight low, and we develop a partly cloudy sky cover and tomorrow 66 degrees is the high behind this front, be a little bit breezy
behind the front, there is a chance of a spotty shower at the poconos creeping possibly down to the lehigh valley. the story is the fact that it's cool and breezy and cooler air still coming in for the weekend, here is future tracker 6 show that to you, there is not a lot going on and the best chance is the poconos through the day and into the afternoon but temperatures drop over the weekend, we are talking about this a lot so it's not a surprise, highs in the 50s saturday and sunday and saturday night, scattered frost is possible, low of 32 degrees in philadelphia, or in the suburbs, 38 in philadelphia and sunday night frost and freeze and more widespread and some suburbs getting down into the 20s, so pack away the garden hoses and potted plants, 66 tomorrow with a sprinkle up north and 54 on
sunday and if you are headed to the temple game on saturday night and the aids walk and run by the art museum on sunday bundle up for that, and monday chilly and monday night football looking cool and low 60s on tuesday and upper 60s on wednesday, but it does end but we have several pretty chilly day. >> thank you. topping the people scene, placido domingo will not be hosting the metropolitan opera, one of the three famed tenures, he will undergo surgery to remove his gallbladder, he is expected to make a full recovery and able to conduct shows. abby lee miller the star of dance moms is under indictment for hiding $775,000 worth of income during her chapter 11 bankruptcy, it began when a
an all new tgit tonight. with a new "grey's anatomy," with owen trying to teach the interns compassion and "scandal" at 9:00 and wes finds a new clue in the disappear an of rebecca on now to get away with murder-at 10:00. >> and now a final check of the forecast with david murphy. >> it's cool out there and windy too, we have the wind speed and it's a factor, 30 miles per hour in philadelphia and 14 in wilmington and every now and
then down to the single digits as we go through the afternoon we stay in the mid-60s, a couple of 66's possible and we'll go 65 in pottstown and 66 farther out to the north and west and 64 in glassboro and 65 in berlin and 65 in sea isle city and even numbers in the region and if you plan on heading to the playground, it's a nice one for that, 63 and down to 62 in the afternoon hours, a light breeze and jacket required. >> i could go for the playground this afternoon, it's not happening but -- >> thanks sara. a look at stories coming up on "action news" at 4:00, including a story involving a love trial, with a mere cat expert and a monkey keeper and llama. the driver in california is okay but it could have been much
worse wharks he was trying to do when he flipped off the road landing in a car dealership. >> don't forget to join us for "action news" at 4:00, 5:00 and 6:00. >> for david murphy, rick williams and the entire "action news" team, i'm sara bloomquist have a great afternoon. >> go visit a playground. >> good idea. 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.
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