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be his death plunge. it is thursday night, the big story on "action news" tonight is an apparent domestic fight that careened out of control and ended in death tonight. "action news" reporter christie lleto is live at hahnemann hospital with the very latest on the the story, christie. >> reporter: well, jim, police say the driver died this evening. the his three victims are here at the hospital. family members says venous brown and her daughter are lucky to be alive tonight. they were driving to meet up with family members when the suspect's car plowed straight into theirs. >> my niece told me that my sister wasn't breathing at first. so, we, my brother, we ran out of the house. >> reporter: they rushed to hahnemann hospital the moment their niece annette alerted them she and her mother venous brown had been in the head on collision on the boulevard extension. >> she said they were on a clear road and then she noticed this car coming at them, boom. out of no where.
it was horrible. >> it is horrible. >> reporter: chopper six caught moments after police say the 29 year-old suspect sped north in southbound lanes with his girlfriend's five two-year old mother in the back seat. seconds after crashing police say he tried to flee on foot. >> he jumped off of the overpass on to ridge avenue, which is about a 30 feet high drop. >> reporter: injuries to his leg and skull kept him from going any further. police say this all started as a domestic incident in the 4,000 block of germantown avenue. >> girl was running up germantown avenue screaming. >> reporter: this man did not want his face on camera but tells "action news" he gave the suspect's girlfriend his phone to call for help. >> her mother tried to get out of the car but birth friend pulled off before she was able to get out of the car. >> reporter: police believe the suspect was under influence of narcotics or alcohol at the time of the crash. >> i don't know how much she survived it. head on crash, i don't know how she survived it. just horrible. i'm praying that everything will be all right.
>> reporter: family members say brown was having surgery this evening. officials say that both brown, her daughter and suspect's girlfriend's mother are all in stable condition tonight. reporting live from hahnemann hospital, christie lleto for channel six a "action news", jim. thanks, christie. fill fire a -- philadelphia fire fighters extinguished a blaze in the past half an hour. chopper six was over the scene in the 900 block of east west moreland street. fortunately no one was hurt. "eyewitness news" jamie move it recorded early moments of the blaze as thick smoke poured from the building. you can share photographs and videos of the news happening with us, using hashtag six a abc action. a accused child molester charles robinson a arrived in the district justice's office in newtown square today, with his hood up. the 60 year-old paoli man waved his preliminary hearing in exchange for the prosecutor, dropping one of the charges.
robinson is accused of sexually assaulting a teenage relative over the the course of four years. the investigation continues into tuesday night's dog attack in the somerton section of philadelphia a. but tonight there are indications that this may not have been a simple accident. "action news" reporter dann cuellar is live at animal care and control in hunting park. dann, what is the story here. >> reporter: well, jim, right the now two dogs are being held here under ten day quarantine law to make sure they do not have rabies. meanwhile there has been disturbing new twists in the case as you indicated. the owner claims someone purposely let the dogs loose while they were away due to racial bias. >> i don't know who he is doing it but someone is doing it on purpose. >> reporter: incident happened at 200 block of lockhart lane in the somerton section. they say her two dogs a masstive and mixed pit bull got loose from their gated property. sixty year-old woman and 31 year-old daughter were bit. sixty-seven year-old neighbor tried to shoot the dogs and miss.
she says that since she and her family moved in the neighborhood ten years ago they took extra precaution toss make sure dogs did not the get loose. double fencing with double gates and signing warning people of a dog on the premises. but she says neighbors on the block have not been welcoming to them. >> they don't like us very much. >> reporter: why don't they like you. >> because of being immigrants. >> reporter: you are indian. >> yes. >> reporter: on tuesday night they went out to dinner and secured both gates. she played lock around the chain but did not lock it because she thought it would be all right. >> all you have to do is to open it. >> reporter: you had it unlock. >> yes. >> reporter: she said someone purposely removed lock and chain and opened both gates a allowing both dogs to go free. >> we cannot say anybody's name or anything but it isn't happening for itself. that is for sure. they are dogs. they don't have hand. they cannot open the the gate by themselves. >> reporter: she said same thing happened two years ago when this man 20 year-old devon mann it was bitten by one of the dogs. >> dog came out, grabbed me, got me by my hoodie. i got trap.
he got the me all around my area. seven stitches. >> reporter: meanwhile animal care and control team says what happens to the dogs a after ten daises up in the air. >> there is an option if the police department wants to file charges, for harboring a dangerous dog, they can do that. the the owner of the dogs would then of to appear in court. >> reporter: police have not decided if such charges will be persued considering the circumstances. the the matter remains under investigation. we're live from hunting park, i'm dann cuellar for channel six a "action news". >> thanks, dann. philadelphia police say driver of this car, shot a seven five-year old woman in the face as she walk home from the supermarket on new years day. it was just before 10:00 a.m. when the car pulled up to the woman on the 7100 block of montave street in tacony. he demand her purse but she refused. the man put the gun to her face and fire. the bullet went through her cheek. the the thief got the purse and took off. the woman went home, unpacked
her groceries before asking family members to call the the police. >> this is something that hopefully this guy is off the street and it doesn't have to happen to anybody else. >> reporter: the carries a 2004 through 2008 white or silver nissan maxima with the sun roof, the driver is possibly a hispanic male, with a beard. president obama would be willing to consider legislation to revoke bill cosby's presidential medal of freedom that a according to the white house tonight. medal was bestowed upon cosby in 2002 by president george w. bush. today an arizona congressman introduced a bill, to affirm the president's power to rescind the country's highest honor. a global stock sell off that started in china, spread to wall street, giving the markets their biggest drop since late september. the dow jones industrial average closed down 392 points, to 16,514. that is a loss of 2.3 percent.
meanwhile, the bench mark s and p500 index, is now having the worst four day streak to begin a year in history. it is already down nearly 5 percent in 2016. thursday's trading sent the tech heavy nasdaq into what is called a correction when a index drops 10 percent from the peak. several factors are contributing to the sell off. the biggest being oil falling to 11 and 12 year lows and concerns about china's economy. since china is a major engine of global growth a weakening there would have a worldwide impact. the authorities had to halt trading on the chinese stock market today, when those fears caused china's main stock index to plumet 7 percent. well, by now you have heard perhaps that no one won last night's power ball drawing, meaning saturday's drawing will be the the biggest lottery jackpot in american history. it is currently valued at 700
million-dollar. that number is certain to climb. as a immediate lump sum payment, a winning ticket would be worth 428 million-dollar in cash, before taxes. pennsylvania may be the lucky place to play, it has generated 17 winners, more than any other state. looking back at the past four years, these are the numbers drawn the most, eight, 54, 14, 39, and 13. of course, your odd don't change no matter what you pick, they are fixed at one in 292.2 million. still to come on "action news" tonight, paris police stop another potential terrorist a attack with deadly force. plus my one on one interview with vice-president joe biden, on what he would do differently regarding gun control, and what he considers to be broken in washington. and to protect and serve, in this case, it is troopers protecting and serving a mother in labor on the garden state parkway.
well, mother nature will be delivering us a a soaking rain over the weekend as well as near record warmth, i will have details and track cold air behind that system in the accu weather forecast. ducis rodgers with the eagles hunting for a new head coach. plus a grand mother who gave birth to her own grandchild. we will explain how that happened when "action news" continues tonight.
in paris today police shot and killed a man who was wearing a fake explosive vest, and waving a butcher knife at them. it happened outside police station exactly one year to the minute, after the start of the charlie hebdo massacre. the the man carried a document with the emblem of the islamic state. scores of police rush to the area and barricaded the neighborhood. meanwhile paris gathered tonight for a vigil to remember 11 victims of the charlie hebdo attacks and three security forces killed in terrorist violence. president barack obama continued his push for greater gun control measures tonight, with a televised town hall
meeting. earlier this week the the president announced plans to use executive action, to close a loop hole in background checks. well, tonight the president admitted that the issue of guns is a a topic of conversation, even in his own home. >> at one point michelle turned to me and said if i was living in the farmhouse where the sheriff's department is pretty far away and somebody could just turn off the highway and come up to the farm i would want to have a shotgun or a rifle to make sure i was protecting my family and they were protect. >> recent cnn poll found 67 percent of those asks support increasing background checks. but more than half doubt measures will make a difference. vice-president joe biden still despairs over the fact that he could not push gun control through the republican congress. i talk one on one with biden yesterday in washington and he a agreed that gun control became a top priority after
the december 2012. >> police came. we heard the loud speaker. >> reporter: december 14th was the day adam lanza shot and killed 20 students and six teachers at sandy hook elementary school in newtown, connecticut. >> enough is enough. >> reporter: joe biden was charged with turning unspeakable tragedy into a legislative accomplishment. >> amendment is the not agreed to. >> reporter: but it didn't turnout that way. >> if my memory serves me correctly you were the point person, on getting gun control legislation through the congress in the wake of sandy hook. >> i was. >> reporter: that effort fail. >> yes. >> would you have done now looking back anything differently. >> yes. i would have spent less time emphasizing a assault weapons which sort of took the eye off the ball here. i'm the the guy that wrote the
first a a assault weapons ban. it was in the middle of the bush administration. focus more honorary minding people of core concerns here. most smart gun technology, access to guns, through vehicles other than licensed dealers, et cetera. but at the end of the day we just could not bring along 90 percent of the republicans went the other way. >> reporter: whole gun control issue, the most frustrating, most disappointing work related issue for you in the last seven years. >> one of them. one of them. >> reporter: another might be how politics have evolved in this country. before he became number two in the executive branch, biden was an old school legislator who had friend on both side of the aisle. he did battle with them and then had dinner with them. he told me friendship and respect don't cross the aisle
anymore. >> you and i have known each other a long time. you can't fine any republicans that will tell you i have not been straight with them. i have gone on with many republicans and been able to do work together, because i have learned never to question their motive. what has happened in politics today has become so intensely personal and mean. >> reporter: what is it about the the congress today, what is it about government services today that inhibits or prohibits opponents from respecting each other. >> money in politics today. it is a gigantic, overwhelming, corrupting influence. not that people are being bought, they're not. secondly you say we talk about each other in terms of being enemies. the since when is a republican are my enemy or democrat my enemy. >> the the word opponent does not mean enemy. >> it doesn't. third thing is because of the nature of how you have to spend so much time raising money, we don't do things
anymore. democrats, republican senators, without staff, we used to go over and eat together. ask anyone next time you interview the house or senate how many times they have eaten run watch a democratic or republican collogue. do they travel with them when they go overseas. it has really gotten so i am personal that it is a allowed for personal a attacks to be accepted as, well, that is just nature of the politics. >> reporter: despite his dismay about the current political culture biden seems at peace with himself and the the knowledge he won't be president. he seems immensely proud of his service but prouder still of his family eager to tell me about his nephew, off to penn next year and his granddaughter graduating from penn this year. but of course, everything his work, his world, is still coping with, and a adapt go to the the death of his beloved beau. >> it was good to spend time with joe biden a and
regardless of ones political preference he still has his a game. my one on one interview with the vice-president is at six abc.com. on health check, new diet guidelines recommend that added sugar be no more than 10 . that is 200 calories a day. same amount is in a 16-ounce sugar drink. other recommendations cut down on salt. average person should have no more than a teaspoon of salt a day. it was an extraordinary moment on the shoulder of the garden state parkway that was captured on dash cam video earlier this week. >> one, two, three, push. >> breathe, breathe, breathe. >> keep going, good. >> there we go. that a girl. >> it is a girl. >> we're looking, listening to two new jersey state troopers delivering a baby monday morning. a couple was trying to get to the hospital and realized they weren't going to make it so
they pulled over near hill side township and dialed 911. both mom and baby are doing, very well tonight. well, a texas woman has given birth to her own grandchild. she served as a surrogate for her daughter, five three-year old tracie thompson is well past menopause but doctors were able to get her body to carry a baby again. she offered to be a surrogate after her daughter, kelly, had gone through several round of infertility treatments and experienced three miscarriages. tracie gave birth yesterday to a healthy, 6-pound, 11-ounce baby girl. they name her kelce, a combination of mom, and grand mom's names. quite a story there. >> good mom, good grand mom. >> yes. >> accu weather forecast. >> we will be warming things up and it will get very wet this weekend. storm tracker six live double scan showing no rain out there tonight but we have a good amount of cloud cover. what that is doggies inflate the earth's temperatures.
they are not dropping off very quickly right now. 39 degrees in philadelphia down from a high of 45, which is 5 degrees above normal. allentown 39. millville 30. wilmington 37. trenton currently at the 32 degrees. satellite six with action radar showing the the next system i'm tracking is first a warm front that is moving in the tennessee valley and then low pressure that will move up across the great lakes and that low pressure will bring us that soaking rain on saturday. tomorrow, with that warm front inching closer, we will see a mixture of cloud and sunshine. very similar temperatures to today, and 33 degrees at 7:00. by 10:00 o'clock 39. by 4:00 o'clock. or 1:00 o'clock 44. by 4:00 o'clock 46 degrees. on saturday we will get drizzle, perhaps a patchy fog in the morning. a that is front lifts through, 52 degrees in the afternoon high but the real warmth arrives on sunday, as this low pressure cut is a across the great lakes, any cold air and snow will be well west of the track, we're on the eastern side, so what that is, that is
the warm sector of the storm. it will be a wet day, about half inch to an inch of rain, most of that falling in the the first half of the day and then temperatures up near record highs. record highs on this sunday 63, setback in 1950. we're going to be close to calling for a high of 60 degrees, which is 20 degrees above normal but that warm air does not last very long. the exclusive accu weather seven day forecast, early breaks of sunshine. then cloud roll in through the day with a high of 46 degrees. on saturday, mostly cloudy, a little bit damp but not a lot of rain with a high of 52 degrees. sunday is when we will get heavy rain in the morning, also it will be wind which a high of 60. arctic front moves through and behind it, a big change in the temperature on monday, it will be blustery and sharply colder with a high of 37, we moderate for one day, and then back with the lower 40's on tuesday, and then temperatures, back down into the the mid 30's, on wednesday, a and thursday work a possibility of a flurry or
even a snow shower on wednesday. so kind of a 50/50 weekend. saturday definitely looking to be the the better of the two day. >> thanks, cecily. there will be a new home for an organization that has been feeding the sick in philadelphia for more than 25 years mann a a will be moving to rodan place on north 20th street in center city from the long time headquarters on ransteady street. construction is set to begin in may, staffers are hoping to move in by january of 2017. from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m., indulge in a medium hot or iced latte or macchiato for $1.99. america runs on dunkin'. our cosmetics line was a hit. the orders were rushing in. i could feel our deadlines racing towards us. we didn't need a loan. we needed short-term funding fast. building 18 homes in 4 ½ months? that was a leap. but i knew i could rely on american express
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speaking at the a annual campaign kick off for the philadelphia freedom valley ymca. the event was held at citizens bank park, as a result of the campaign the goal, it is six million-dollar in the next three months. the goal, for philadelphia eagles right now, find a new head coach. >> today they interviewed their fourth known candidate, for that head coaching job, another day another candidate for an interview. giant offensive coordinator ben mcadoo is latest name to surface. even though giants as a team have in the had much success lately, he has. under his guidance, giants offense went from being ranked 28th in 2013, to eighth this past season. former eagles quarterback doug peterson will interview with the birds next week. peterson is andy reid's offensive coordinator in kansas city. he was quarterbacks coach in 2011/12. ron jaw ski says peterson brings a lot to the table.
>> he has been around coach west a great pedigree. he had has been with andy reid. he knows the philadelphia a marketplace. he lives in south jersey. there are a lot of boxes you can check for doug peterson. flyers in minnesota tonight. the the defenseman shane suffered a lower body injury. no further details. flyers have a good second period on the rush here michael dell zotto, on the back of the brayden schenn, two-one flyers. less than a minute later, momentum continues, vandervelde i put it on net, ryan white cleans it up, it is three-one. now three-two in the third. steve mason leaves the the net. where are you going, iceland? sack parisi ties it up at three. we will go to overtime. picture perfect passing for the flyers. dellzotto with his second of the night, that is game winner, yes, jim, flyers win four-three in overtime. still ahead, sixers have been feeling good lately,
being the worst team in the nba it is thaw don't often get your opponent's best. tonight hawks, less than best, it is way too much for sixers. hawks blow the game wide open in the second quarter, tim hardaway part of the 19-zero run, atlanta shoots 42 percent from the deep. the only highlight for sixers, you found it right here big man running the court, nerlens noel will feed jahlil okafor,
21 points. sixers down by a dozen. third quarter ken basemore lead all with to 22. college basketball drexel hosting william and marry. william and marry, takes the rebound and go the length of the court. he scores 21. dragons fall to one-12 this season 72-six 36789 also delaware loses to northeastern tonight. mike piazza will enter hall of fame as a new york met. he made the announcement today, day after his election to cooperstown. norristown native spent one more season in new york then he did with the dodgers, the team that drafted him. reaching the hall is a crowning achievement to the man they called the greatest offensive catcher, ever. >> i'm really honored, and it is really overwhelming to think. thank you to the the writers, obviously you guys for voting us in. it the is so rewarding to be
recognized. >> of course, piazza close to tommy lasorda a. >> that was surprising. >> he was none too happy. >> i can imagine. >> finally tonight, 1,000-pound of butter now on display, pennsylvania farm show, in harrisburg. this is the expo's 100th year. artist jim victor annmarie pelton of conshohocken created the life sized sculpture in honor of the celebration. landolakes donated all of the butt are they needed. the eight day farm show opens up to the public on saturday. >> a lot of cholesterol. >> yes. jimmy kimmel live next on channel six followed by night line. jimmy's guest, kate blanchett, music by vance jordan. now for the entire "action news" team, i'm jim gardner, good night. >> ♪