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story. >> reporter: jim, police are still on the scene investigating right now. we're told the dispute over money led an employee to open fire inside the cab company office. police say they caught him 20 miles away. >> i just spoke with his wife and she said he's in operation room. they pump blood the him but he talking. >> reporter: roman barkin says he's believed his long time business partner and friend alex keegan will likely pull fle through. keegan and a driver got into an argument this afternoon that escalated into gunfire. >> we had a shooting here earlier this afternoon. it was about 1:30 in the afternoon and an employee had a money dispute with the owner and as a result he pulled out a gun and shot the owner. >> reporter: keying again took a bullet to the chest. chopper six over 72nd and
woodland in southwest philadelphia where police caught the suspect around 3:00 p.m. here he is being escortd into a police station. barkin says he doesn't know the driver or the specifics of the dispute over money but he can't imagine why anyone would want to hurt keegan, a father of three. >> you know, make me very sad, you know. he -- he is not person to lie or cheat somebody or whatever. he's always honest. >> reporter: we just checked and abington hospital says kagan is in fair condition. there's no name on the suspect right now but we're told he will face charges in philadelphia on weapons charges and of course charges here in montgomery county for the shooting. we are live in glenside, jeff chirico channel6 "action news." >> thank you jeff. parts of the tri-state area will experience their first frost this weekend. we will likely see temperatures in the 20's at least in some places. live at the "action news" big board is meteorologist cecily tynan. cecily, too cold too soon but what are those frigid facts
and figures? >> jim or weather is running about a month ahead of schedule this weekend. today, though, it felt like the middle of october. 63 degrees currently in philadelphia. our high 66 just 1 degree below the average high for this time of the year but if you look across the midwest and the great lakes, we're looking at temperatures in the 30's and 40's and this is the air mass that's gradually going to be moving in throughout the overnight hours. so, this shows really the scope of the cold air, about a thousand miles across from freeze warnings to frost advisories. freeze watch is here for the northwest suburbs and the pine barrens of new jersey and where we don't get a freeze we'll likely see frost. future tracker showing tomorrow afternoon temperatures in the 60's, temperature in the mid-50's, feeling cooler with brisk winds out of the northwest. on sunday, more cloud cover, afternoon highs struggling to make it up into the low 50's and overnight is when you'll really feel that cold air. this air mass is coming straight down from canada and
what happens once the sun sets, any of the instability clouds will get bubbling up during the day will clear out. so that will lead the way to really good radiational cooling. temperatures dropping very quickly. the coldest night will be sunday night. by monday morning temperatures in some of the northern west suburbs, yes, will be in the 20's as well as the pine barrens. good news is with this cold air it's not lasting longly i'll let you know when temperatures will rebound actually above normal coming up in the full accuweather 7-day forecast. jim. >> thank you z but with that first frost of the season on the way we urge you to stay with 6abc.com/weather. you'll find up to the minute forecasts plus the power of storm tracker6 live radar right at your fingertips. philadelphia police are trying to track down the bandits who created this hole in the wall which penetrated a jewelry store safe. they made a huge hole about $250,000 worth of merchandise. "action news" reporter trish hartman is live near time and
gold jewelers on south 19th street in center city. trish, what's the latest here? >> reporter: well, jim, the owners of time and gold went with detectives earlier this afternoon for interviews and we're told that's a standard part of the investigation. in the meantime police have been here for much of the day trying to figure out who is behind this brazen jewelry heist that spanned three properties. time and gold owner danny shows us the safe with gaping holes where he says $250,000 worth of gold and diamond jewelry was swiped. >> it's like a part of a movie. it's just straight from a movie. police say sometime between wednesday night and thursday morning someone broke into a vacant business two doors down from the jewelry store on neathth street using the cellar door. the thief or thieves then cut through the walls to enter four seasons cleaners next door stealing about $100 from the register. >> they actually took the time to move the clothes that were blocking them to make the hole to another rack so not -- they didn't even toss it on the
floor or anything. >> reporter: then shop owners say the suspects cut through a second wall giving them access to the back of the jewelry shop's steel safe. >> police think this was an organized calculated crime. take a look. these are two pieces cut from the back of the safe. the suspects would have needed special tools with special blade in order to cut this. >> it's got to be very upsetting. >> reporter: customers were shocked to hear the news. the husband and wife owners say they run the shop themselves and don't have insurance for this store. >> i came from broad and girard and over there i have all insurance there and everything and was guard and i thought i come , who it's the best part in philadelphia. >> reporter: now, police are still looking at surveillance footage from area businesses to see if there's anything helpful. they also hope to remove that safe from the business as forensic evidence. live in center city, trish hartman channel6 "action news." jim. >> thank you trish. investigators released new surveillance video of the suspects in the armed robberies of two students at
temple university. police believe the same two men were responsible for both crimes early yesterday morning. at tenth and susquehanna they pointed a gun at the victim and stole his 2005 cadillac. three hours later, police say they robbed another temple student of his debit cards at 15th and montgomery. you can get another look at the suspects at 6abc.com. one man died this afternoon after he became trapped underneath his car in devon. police were called to the 200 block of lancaster avenue at 2:30. the driver was pronounced dead at the scene. he was the only person in the vehicle. investigators are trying to figure out what caused the accident. a jury is now deliberating the fate of demolition contractor griffin campbell. he is charged with six counts of third degree murder in the center city building collapse. prosecutors allege that he left a brick wall unsupported before it crumbled onto a salvation army store in 2013.
june 5th, 2013. six people were killed, 13 others were hurt. campbell's attorney said that he was used as a pawn by the developer and the architect who hired him. for one final time, a u.s. airways plane took off today from philadelphia international airport airport. in fact, the u.s. airways name is no more. "action news" reporter eva pilgrim has that story. >> reporter: with this takeoff philadelphia began its farewell u.s. airways. >> we're having a ball. >> reporter: the company threw a party. many of the passengers who showed up this morning didn't know they were on a historical flight. >> we had no idea this was taking place today. we were just on our way to florida and walked into a celebration. >> reporter: but others booked the trip just for this. >> i just really wanted to be a part of aviation harry. >> so passionate about airplanes and this is a way to help him pursue that passion.
>> reporter: ethan lovers planes. he's making the entire final journey taking off from philadelphia this morning to charlotte onto phoenix and san francisco before returning to philadelphia. this last flight, 1939, was named after the year the airline first started flying. >> we will be boarding today's flight operated by u.s. airways. >> reporter: now u.s. airways is merging with american. the two airlines will begin operating as one, american airlines, tomorrow. u.s. airways will be no more. many of these employees have already been through multiple mergers in their careers. >> 31 years. >> just started my 30th. >> it was cool to be part of history. i just hope that the merger ends up with still a high level of competition. >> reporter: while the last u.s. airways passengers have boarded in philadelphia, and the plane is now off on its final journey, the legacy it levers behind. >> want to be a commercial pilot. >> reporter: carries on in the next generation of travelers. flight 1939 from san francisco will arrive in philadelphia at
6:18 tomorrow morning. all of the passengers on the flights today will get a commemorative coin to mark the end of an era. at philadelphia international airport, eva pilgrim channel6 "action news." >> and coming up on "action news" tonight, work begins to replenish the beaches at the jersey shore. and the generous gift that led to this hug between a camden police officer and a seven-year-old boy. jaime apody with eagles-giants preview. that and more when "action news" continues tonight. >> ♪
$57 million effort to replenish a large section of the jersey shore. the army corps of engineers is widening the beaches building dunes and improving storm drains in sea isle city. part of strathmere and ocean city will be included in the project. in sea isle the beaches will be up to 300 feet wider at high tide when the work is done. a swat team responded to their parkside section of philadelphia today after a report of gunfire and a car accident. police found one vehicle crashed into a utility pole and another with heavy front end damage just down the road. it happened just before 12:30 along the 800 block of north holly street. investigators have not said if anybody was actually shot. in new castle a delaware national guard airman received the bronze star for his brave actions in afghanistan. technical sergeant aaron webber helped to eliminate more than 1500-pound of enemy
explosives. he gathered crucial information that led to the capture of four high valid targets. philadelphia firefighters were on the special mission today to save lives in strawberry mansion. with ladders in hand they went door to door installing free smoke detectors. commissioner derek sawyer was joined by volunteers from the insurance society of philadelphia. this effort is expected to reach up to 240 homes. a first grader embraced his favorite police officer in camden today. officer alicea is your surprised seven-year-old jayden with a brand new bike for his birthday. the pair became good friends after the officer was assigned to foot patrols near jayden's school at york ship elementar elementary. "action news" photographer andy doan spoke could jayden who was thrilled with his new gift. >> i feel happy. >> reporter: okay. were you surprised? >> yes. >> reporter: what do you think of the officer?
>> eagles i've giants. giants have some medical issues. >> yeah, and if it keeps this guy out it could be a good break for the eagles. he's taken the league by storm. hasn't played two seasons yet. odell beckham jr. the giants biggest weapon has missed every day of practice this week with a pulled hamstring but chip kelly still expects him to play monday night. what about this bunch. nelson agholor, brandon bear, kiko alonzo missed practice. >> monday night is definitely special. you're one of a couple teams to be chose stone play on monday night throughout the course of the seats son. we've had two thus far.
i think it's pretty awesome. >> it's a division game and we need everything and on top of that we nobody first place if we win so one of those games must win much like every week and we get excited because we last game of the week. >> if there's one thing we know about this eagles team, this year it's that we don't know anything. how they'll play, anyone's guess. but espn analyst ron jaworski will try. >> as i look at both teams they're both looking for that identity. i thought the eagles took a big stride last week against the saints in finding their den t i know the giants came off a big win against the 49ers and incredible come back by eli manning. but i just think monday night at home philadelphia a critical crucial game for the eagles to win. i think they'll answer the bell and win again. >> monday time teaming up with phl17 to bring the action. at 8:00 our team opinions you count down to kickoff followed by eagles and giants at 8:30.
monday night football on phl17. steve mason participated in his first full practice since last sunday. after missing two games dealing with a personal matter he says he thinks he'll be back in net for the flyers next game on tuesday. mason did not want to go into specifics but said today that a family medical emergency definitely had an effect on his mental state in his last game. his work as a flier. he allowed four goals in the first six minutes, 46 seconds. mile michal neuvirth had two shutouts in his absence. >> i'm preparing myself for tuesday as i would in any normal situation. you know, you definitely kind of itch to get back out there and just start playing again. >> sixers rookie jahlil okafor will miss his second straight preseason game tonight with a sore knee. sixers host the wizards at the wells fargo center. 6abc will be the place to be tomorrow night. five and one penn state travel to columbus to take on undefeated ohio state the top ranked team in the nation.
you can see it right here on 6abc tomorrow night at eight. finally something you have to see from last night in college football. number 15 standard, 18 ucla. trickery. check out this grab. now look it was an amazing catch an hug at the same time. his arms wrapped around the defender who was mugging him. what a play. even at my bruins expense, jim, cardinal won it 56 to 35. maybe better than beckham's catch. >> maybe. >> well, ucla, let's not talk about it. >> local athletes and college students are hoping to become the next phillies ball girl squad. each candidate had to show off her skills during tryouts in the phillies batting cages today. they also had to prove their knowledge of baseball while testing their on-camera presence in the media room. 22en eight and 10 women will be selected to join the team. the phillies will announce the winners in january.
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>> so let me ask you this. >> uh-huh. >> uh-oh. >> some areas might get temperatures in the 20's. >> yes. >> sunday night. >> yeah. by monday morning. >> so, is there the slightest possibility of some snow? >> in the poconos there could be a little bit -- a new flakes. northern maine you have to go to get a few inches of snow. >> here we go. >> i said the s word for the first time this season. storm tracker6 live double scan showing that there's no snow, there's no rain out there at all. we've got dry conditions here but if you look across the poconos, a few sprinkles with that cold front and that's what will be bringing us the
very cold air and the action cam taking a look. really a great looking shot, blue skies and sunshine. showing the mums. mums typically can survive a frost but a killing freeze can cause some trouble so a good idea to maybe cover them up way blanket this week. the accuweather highlights will show you that, yes, i am tracking the first frost and freeze of the season. at the same time in the poconos, we have the weekend where the colors are peaking. but this is what's been posted for saturday and sunday night. a freeze watch for the northwest suburbs and also for the pine barrens. this is where temperatures will drop down below freezing for a killing freeze. and elsewhere the i-95 corridor and right along the coast we're looking at the possibility of some frost with temperatures dropping down into the 30's. but at the same time this is going to be a great weekend to head up to the poconos. this is where the fall foliage is peaking. right now we are at moderate colors. looks like we will be peaking right around halloween.
currently in philadelphia, 63 degrees our high today, 66. second day in a row that's 1 degree below average so pretty seasonable. millville 61. trenton 59. allentown 57 and reading currently 58 degrees. satellite6 along with action radar showing we had one front that moved through this morning. this is the one, though, that's going to pack a punch. behind this front we're pulling down the winds straight from canada and that's what will bring us late november-like temperatures. we're looking at temperatures right now, they're only in the 40's and 30's. and, yes, by monday morning, some areas will be in the 20's. so, the next 12 hours, this is when we'll feel that cold air moving n patchy clouds, brisk and chilly, 39 degrees in the cooler suburbs, 46 degrees for center city tonight. future tracker showing as we are heading through the day tomorrow, temperatures not making it into the 60's. we're looking at mid-50's. it will feel colder with winds out of the northwest 12 to 25 miles per hour. and when you get that cold air in the upper atmosphere and some heating from the sun at
the surface it will create some instability clouds, maybe even a sprinkle. not looking at widespread rain. future tracker by sunday morning showing temperature dropping down into the 30's. 20's in the lehigh valley. 20's in the poconos and then as we head into the afternoon, a lot of clouds, only about 51 degrees in philadelphia. notice the northwest suburbs likely staying in the 40's with a possibility of a sprinkle and, yes, a little bit of a wet snow mixing in with some rain up across the poconos. and monday morning we clear out the skies completely. it's going to be pretty tough at the bus stop. philadelphia 32 degrees. but millville 31. reading and lancaster down to 28 degrees and allentown 29. a very cold monday morning. so, the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast, windy and chilly for the temple parents' weekend. football game definitely bundle up. 57 degrees. on sunday brisk and cold with a lot of clouds, 51. monday bright sunshine but it
doesn't help the temperature, only 53 degrees and monday night football at the linc find a winter coat. kickoff temperature 47. by the fourth quarter, down to 44 degrees under clear skies. but the good news is this cold air only lasts for three days. by tuesday, more seasonable, 64 degrees. and wednesday on the warm side. good amount of sunshine with that some high clouds, 72 degrees. thursday clouds and sun with a high of 73. and friday temperatures begin to trend down with a possibility of a shower an high of 64 degrees. so, we're getting a little bit of preview of late november weather for three days before it moves in to stay in about a month. >> all right, thank you cecily. >> yeah if finally tonight a fundraiser is bringing change to the lives of some women who could use it. today in cherry hill td bank presented a check for more than $2,300 to an organization called distributing dignity. the charity buys comfort items for women who are homeless struggling with illness or seeking shelter from domestic
violence. the fundraiser was a collaboration between td bank and customers who donated spare change at local branches. abc's "world news tonight" with david muir is next on channel6. "action news" continues at 10:00 on phl17 with brian taff sharrie williams adam joseph and ducis rodgers and then please join us for "action news" at 11:00 here on channel6. for cecily tynan, jaime apody, ducis rodgers and the entire "action news" team, i'm jim gardner. we hope you'll join us at 11:00.
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