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>> it is monday night and the big story on "action news" tonight is breaking news from the new jersey turnpike in south jersey. one person has been killed and all lanes are now closed on the turnpike in woolwich township, gloucester county. this happened just a short time ago. about 25, 30 minutes ago. obviously a nasty accident. chopper six is over the scene. fire officials say they haven't transported anyone at this time which would suggest that the victim is still on the scene. as you can see emergency vehicles are dotting this landscape of the new jersey turnpike southbound in woolwich township. there is one fatality. details are now emerging. they are now evolveing into what sparked a fire at a north philadelphia gas station. this video was taken by an "action news" viewer of the flames erupting at 2:46 this
afternoon. a temple university police cruiser caught fire after somebody made a very careless mistake. "action news" reporter christie auleto is live at the bp gas station at broad and girard. christie first things first, was anybody seriously hurt? >> reporter: well, jim, fortunately there were no reports of any injuries but this could have been a lot worse. this is the gas station pump where witnesses say a temple university officer drove off with the nozzle still in the tank causing the squad dar to co go up in flames. an "action news" viewer captures the moment after a temple university squad car goes up in flames at a gas station at broad and girard. >> i'm thinking this gas station is going to explode. >> reporter: witnesses say the temple university cops were filling up before one of them drove off with the nozzle still in the tank. >> so, he left the nozzle inside the car and then the
nozzle fell down and so did the pump. when the pump fell down and all of a sudden i a it was a spark and fire comes out. >> reporter: his family owns the gas station that is now out of service. police say the fire was extinguished in 10 minutes but forced those inside the mcdonald's neck ow next door to evacuate. >> i thought the whole thing was going to blow up. >> reporter: the temple university cop car was towed away and now police are investigating. now, the gas station owner tells me it's unclear when the pumps will be operable but the convenience store and also the mcdonald's that's also in this parking lot are opened for business. reporting live in north philadelphia, christie. >> reporter: leto channel6 "action news. jim. >> christie thank you. this was the scene friday afternoon after two bodies were discovered inside an suv in philadelphia's fairmount park. both people had been shot at close range. tonight police have identified the victims and say this
appears to have been a crime of passion. live at police headquarters is "action news" reporter sarah bloomquist tonight. sarah, what are the details? >> reporter: jim, that's right, police said everything about this crime scene sure makes it look like this was a crime of passion. the victims were in a relationship but both had another romantic partner. someone knew they were going to be in fairmount park very early friday morning and shot them both in the head while they were being intimate in the back seat of an suv. the bodies of 25-year-old shakoor arline and 32-year-old lisa smith were discovered by fairmount park workers friday afternoon in the 800 block of lemon hill drive. they were partially clothed and investigators believe the couple was having a sexual encounter when a suspect armed with a gun walked up to smith's toyota suv. >> it appears that they were in the vehicle in the back seat. someone walked up on them, opened the back door and reached in and fired several
shots into the vehicle. >> reporter: the gunman fired nine times at close range hitting both victims in the head. police say the couple met a few years ago where they both used to work and had an on and off relationship. but they say arline had another girlfriend and smith was involved with another man. >> we know they had a relationship but also they had outside relationships so obviously that's where our investigation is going to start. because somebody knew that they were in the park at that time and obviously had issue with that. >> reporter: police have talked to arline's other girlfriend. now they want to talk to smith's boyfriend but haven't been able to find him. arline lived on the 2800 block of girard not far from lemon hill. people remembered seeing him around and were surprised to learn of his fate. >> law a welhe was a well spoke, real polite. came in every now and again. i never would know something like that was going on, you know. >> it is a crazy way to go. just out of nowhere. >> reporter: police believe
the suspect may have followed the victims to fairmount park. they believe they were shot sometime between midnight and 5:00 a.m. friday morning but the pair was not found until later on friday afternoon. smith we're told levers behind d several children. live at police headquarters, i'm sara block request channel6 "action news." jim. >> thank you. the special pennsylvania senate committee investigating the fate of attorney general kathleen kane let for the first time in today. at issue whether kane can continue her job without a law license. the path heard from three district attorneys who said that they need an active law license for just about every aspect of their official duties. kane's law license is on indefinite suspension while she fights criminal charges that include perjury. the committee wants details about her office and how it is currently operating and who is making the decisions. in new castle county, it was a cold case.
freezing colds. the police have made an arrest in a murder from 30 years ago. "action news" reporter vernon odom has the story. >> reporter: this man joseph braun was a well known music teacher and tutor who was murdered 30 years ago in the summer of 85. the 54-year-old man was bludgeoned to death inside his home here on hearne road. under arrest now is 50-year-old sandra hartzag who was arrested days ago in dalton georgia where she awaits extradition. police had been searching for her for years after getting tips from hartzag's late boyfriend relatives that he was involved in the killing. he's been dead since 97. the motive police say was robbery. >> the linchpin to all of it is the proper investigation in the very beginning. the evidence was corrected and stored for later examination. >> reporter: braun was grew marijuana plants on his deck and they were convinced he was dealing. >> he kept to himself. he wasn't very civic minded
with the drugs and the other things that were happening but we're glad to see the crime solved. >> reporter: this was there first case cracked by new castle county's newly created cold case unit. doggedly tracking down suspects where the trail had long gone cold. police first got key tips in this case back in 99. >> when somebody comes forward and gives information about a case we know if we never release that information if they're giving that you say information we know it's a solid lead. >> reporter: tonight new castle county police say there's still no firm time frame set for when hartzag will be extradited back to delaware. i'm vernon odom, channel6 "action news" in fairfax. >> one suspect in a deadly motel standoff in bucks county is being held on $1 million bail. jennifer lanning and james miller were arrested saturday in trevose. only "action news" was there as miller crawled from a room at the knight's inn to surrender. mill are was that wanted for a parole violation but police
didn't know that lanning and her alleged accomplice lloyd franklin were also in the room. the pair was wanted for murdering an elderly couple in north carolina. franklin killed himself during the standoff. and willing is being held on $1 million bail. miller has also been booked at the bucks county jail. investigators are working to determine if a fire that damaged four homes in port richmond in philadelphia was set on purpose. firefighters were called to the 2900 block of memphis street at 1:45 this morning. officials say the fire began in a vacant home and spread to three others. residents say there have been a number of fires in the neighborhood in recent months. a worker is recovering after falling from a scaffold in university city this afternoon. the incident happened just after 1 o'clock. police have not said how far the man fell or how seriously he was hurt. leaders in camden are working to come up with ways to revitalize the city. mayor dana redd met with federal and state officials to
discuss camden's designation as a promise zone. in april, camden was one of several cities the president chose to receive federal grants. the money will be used for programs that boost the economy improve public education and reduce crime. a number of organizations have also gotten involved to help the city reach its goals. coming up on "action news" tonight, local high school and college students honor service members past and presenter ahead of veterans day. and ducis rodgers hit the highlights, the day after. it is the eagles overtime win against dallas. cecily. >> time to find the umbrellas. i'm tracking some rain on the way. it will be moving in overnight. vial details on when and where the heaviest rain will fall and what it means for your commute tomorrow in the accuweather forecast. >> those stories and much more when "action news" continues tonight.
>> several people had to be evacuated this morning because of a trash fire in center city philadelphia. firefighters were called to the embassy apartments near 21st and walnut at 6 o'clock this morning. they found a large pile of trash burning in the back of the building. it took firefighters just 15 minutes to get it under control. the cause still under investigation. philadelphia's first elevated park opened to the public today in university city. chopper 6hd flew over the new sira green. the urban mar park is just under an acre. it's 95 feet above the grounds. it sits on top of the parking
garage of cira center south near the 30th street post office. veterans day is wednesday but there are many signs of respect for those who have served already dotting the new jersey landscape. new jersey correspondent nora muchanic has some examples. at rider university military members who are also students placed a wreath near a display of 12,000 american flags on a college green placed there in honor of those who served for veterans day. >> we want to honor as many veterans as possible that have come through rider's 150 years of being a college. students like darryl fletcher a retired army sergeant injured in iraq spent the weekend planting the flags. >> there was la airman alongside of me that actually lost his life prior to me being injured so it really has a significant value to me. >> i drove down here today the first time in quite a long time. i didn't expect this and so it really made my hair stands on the back because of the patriotism. >> reporter: patriotism took a different form in moorestown where a benefit and jobs expo
for veterans was put together by a group of moorestown high school seniors. >> i wanted to do something to try to make that transition easier. >> fair active duty. separate in six months hoping to see what job opportunities there are out there. >> reporter: in addition to meeting with perspective employers and gathering information, veterans were trading in camouflage for a sharp suit given to them free by a group called suiting warriors. >> looking for a job want to make a good impression. sometimes you don't have the funds for a student. >> reporter: high school students put this together has touched some of the veterans who appreciate the support from the younger generation. >> so amazed to think just giving up their time just for us. i. just really moved by that. >> reporter: in moorestown, i'm nora muchanic, channel6 "action news." blah for the girl scout meeting...
>> wouldn't you know it, its eagles just can't have good news, they have to have bad news micked in. >> last night's victory came at a huge price. jordan hicks has been the best and most consistent linebacker. he's out for the season. before he got hurt the rookie made a huge play in the fourth. with the birds and cowboys tied at two plays later castle running for his life here. just threw it up and dez bryant 6-foot two big guy skyed high and made the catch. in overtime the eagles got the ball first. on fourth and one they winds for it. ryan matthews coughed up the football. it was officially ruled a fumble. a terrible call. went to review where the officials got the call right. the need clearly down. then on the next play, this
happened. >> takes the snap. he's back, he steps up, he fires. it's complete. across the 20, the 10, the five, touchdown. jordan matthews, the eagles win. the game is over. >> so, the eagles improve of to four and four after the game sam bradford shared the conversationed with jordan matthews in the huddle. >> i told him i got the call from chip and i came to the huddle and i said hey i'm coming to you. we're winning right here and sure enough he ran a great route and obviously the run after the catch was huge. >> i did my job. it's not like some irregular thing happened. i did what i was supposed to do today. i went out played hard, made plays for my team. that's what they need if me this whole season. at the same time i'm not going to switch anything. i'm not going to change anything. not going to start sleeping in or something. we as team going to do the same thing over and over and just try to get better every day. >> demarco murray made his return to dallas a memorable one. all week he downplayed his return. he had 161 combined rushing
and receiving yards. compare that to their 7 yards he had in the first meeting back in week two. murray said he approached this like any other game. >> coming back here was a lot of emotions for a lot of people but you got to check them at the door and don't try to do anything too crazy, just trust in yourself, trust in what got you here and continue to play ball. >> to basketball now, we are six games into the season and the sixers have six losses. they will look for that elusive first victory tonight against the bulls. nerlens noel has soreness in both wrists. he will not play tonight. that first win will come eventually. the players say they just have to believe. >> first thing we have to stay together. it's easy for teams to break apart after losing and it's hard playing the blame game but we haven't. still playing together. watching film and trying improve. there's a lot of things coach has pointed out but he keeps mentioning we're close. >> finally tonight if you think you've seen ever trick
in the playbook think again. saint thomas small college, keep are eye on the noon. it's a fake you've probably never seen before. fake fake. the holder flips the ball lined his back. it's good for a two-point conversion. not that 93 needed it. they won the game 80 to three. in their defense it was six to three at the at that point. they were only up six to three at that point. >> they had success with some other plays as well. >> day of beauty for some women working to get back on their feet. chosen 300 ministries hosted a mobile salon today in spring garden in philadelphia. homeless women were able to get their hair and makeup styled. the goal here, to give the women some extra confidence to help them prepare for job interviews.
>> we have some wet weather on the way. >> yes, find the umbrella. we haven't needed it much at all. some on the way. storm tracker6 showing it's still down to the south right now. if you look at the echoes near dover delaware those aren't really reaching the ground but zooming in, you see that bands near chestertown maryland, that's moving to the east so this is where we'll see the rain breaking out first later on tonight and then it will be moving up from the south as we head through the overnight hours. so the accuweather highlights will show that you after last week's spell of mild air, it's starting to feel like fall again and yes, tomorrow is going to be a wet day. temperature-wise yesterday 59 degrees. that's exactly the average high for this time of the year. today we had some sunshine early before the clouds rolled in. still managed to make it up to
61 degrees. that's 2 degrees above normal. tomorrow the morning rush hour a good idea to allow some extra time. the problem will be the fact that this time of the year when we get the rainfalling, there are a lot of leaves on the road and that could really make things very slick. the steadiest rain, the heaviest will be south and east of philadelphia but a good idea to use caution for your morning rush hour, leave a little bit earlier and pack your patience and of course watch dave murphy and karen rogers on "action news" beginning a 4:30. right now temperatures pretty uniform. generally mid to upper 50's. 58 degrees in philadelphia. allentown 57. millville 55. sea isle city 58. wilmington 56 and trenton 55 degrees. satellite6 along with action radar showing that we have three players on the field right now. first of all i want to show you a tropical storm kate over the northwest bahamas. maximum sustained winds 45 miles an hour. fortunately kate is what's known as a fish storm. it will be heading out to sea
in between bermudian the east coast so that will not be affecting our weather. we'll be dealing with two low pressures. there's an upper level low that will swing in from the midwest. what this means periods of rain on and off through the day tomorrow. future tracker showing around midnight we will see some of that rain breaking out south of philadelphia it fills in for the morning commute. by 7:30 some pockets of heavy rain along the coast, pretty steady rain along the i-95 corridor. we get a break in the action early to midafternoon and then that seconds low sprier spirals in from the midwest and that will bring us another rounds of rain in time for the evening commute and this looks like the heaviest will be north and west of the city and then things will slowly be clearing out as we head through the overnight hours. find that umbrella or the rain jacket. periods of rain and we'll see a pretty wide range in rainfall totals anywhere from about a quarter inch of rain
to 1 inch. the computer models are still little bit up in the air. how close to the coast that low pressure will get. if it gets closer the coast could see closer to 2-inches of rain. inland wind gusts not a factor but right along the beaches winds could gust up to about 30 miles per hour. so, the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast, it will be breezy and wet tomorrow. temperatures a little bit on the warm side, 63 degrees. on wednesday veterans day, we wake up with the clouds, the sunshine is here by the afternoon, a mild day. really a nice afternoon for the vets. 65 degrees. thursday another round of some scattered showers mainly late in the day on thursday night. 63 degrees and that's a cold front so behind it temperatures drop on friday 60 degrees, seasonably cool and then the weekend windy and chilly on saturday. 56 degrees. sunday partly sunny, dry, great football weather for the eagles with a high of 58 degrees. and monday's looking good as well. lots of sunshine and temperatures warm up to 62 degrees. and i will have an update on
the timing of the rain coming up tonight on "action news" at 11:00. >> can't complain about that. >> one day of rain. >> thank you cecily. >> yeah. >> abc's "world news tonight" with david muir is next on channel six. "action news" continues at 10:00 on phl17 with brian taff sharrie williams adam joseph and ducis rodgers. please join us for a special health check report at 11:00 here's ali gorman with a pre52 you. >> a new noninvasive treatment set to melt fat with no pain without going to the gym. i'll have details tonight on "action news" at 11:00. >> and for cecily tynan, ducis rodgers and the entire "action news" team, i'm jim gardner. we hope you'll join us at 11 o'clock tonight. >> ♪
breaking news tonight. the racial tension and now the resignation. the college football team refusing to play. and this evening, the university president now forced out. the coach, speaking moments ago. the americans attacked tonight. the deadly scene. a gunman opening fire at a police training center. martha raddatz is standing by. the judges move today, after a 6-year-old boy is shot and killed by part time local marshals, allegedly taking aim at the boil's father in his suv. the medical headline breaking late today. your blood pressure. and the new number you're supposed to hit. researchers say it could prevent stroke, heart attack and death. and the state of emergency declared late the earth caving in outside a packed restaurant. cars swallowed whole.