tv Action News 11pm ABC March 30, 2016 11:00pm-11:36pm EDT
man's life on a center city septa platform. ♪ "action news," delaware valley's leading news program with jim gardner. this was the scene tonight as police scoured an apartment in the 900 block of south aefl in secane. trying to find out more about the murder of a 36-year-old woman found dead in the shower.
it is wednesday night, and the big story on "action news" tonight is strangulation in secane. it has been years since the last homicide in this delaware county community. "action news" reporter, christie ileto, is live at the scene of the crime. christie, what is the story there? >> well jim, police were alerted when the woman's co-workers reported she hadn't shown up for work. when they arrived they discovered the gruesome scene. >> there is blood throughout the apartment. >> beaten and strangled the police discovered the naked body of a 36-year-old woman in her shower at the apartments in secane. the detectives believe she knew her attacker. >> everybody down there, total chaos. >> and not wanting her face on camera, but outside all day before the police swarmed the complex. >> you haven't seen any activity in that house? >> no activity whatsoever here today. none whatsoever.
>> i couldn't believe it. >> still the violent homicide left residents rattled. >> really surprised, it is a shocker. >> it is very quiet here, very peacef peaceful. when i am home in the evening we sit out all night, never experience anything like this. >> residents say she recently moved here and lived alone. the last time seen alive late last night, christie ileto reporting for channel 6 news." >> thank you. violence erupted on the streets of wilmington. a man shot several times at 9:30 in the 1100 block of elm street. paramedics rushed him to christiana hospital in very critical condition. the police searching for shell case and other things in the search of the gunman. ordering everybody out at the same wilmington apartment complex where four people were killed by carbon monoxide last
week. and the law enforcement officers said buildings were unsafe and told residents they need to find a new place to live. a 5-year-old girl on the mend after struck by a car at 1th and ontario just before 7:00. authorities say the girl is in stable condition. they are still investigating whether charges are warranted. he was more than a good samaritan this morning on the broad street subway. he was a lifesafer, plain and simple. "action news" reporter dann cuellar live at the station tonight, and dann, the man obviously distraught alive tonight thanks to 56-year-old calvin wilson. >> that's right, jim. the good samaritan, disabled veteran, on his way home from a doctor's appointment when it happened. >> thank god i was at the right spot at the right time.
>> 56-year-old calvin wilson says shortly after 9:00 this morning he was at the station on the broad street subway noticing a woman trying to stop her much-taller and bigger husband from jumping off the platform onto the tracks. >> and she let out a scream "help me, i need help, he is trying to kill himself." >> wilson who served in desert storm noticed no one stepping in to help, and his military instinct kicked in. >> i was always trained when you run into a situation, count to 30. >> yeah. >> after 30 second if nobody takes charge, you take charge. >> wilson, who is equally tall and big, ran to the other side of the tracks to help? that's when i grabbed him and took one good breath. i took one good breath and just say this is it and just threw my weight. >> septa cameras saw him pushing the yellow button. >> going to our radio room, a
dispatcher immediately goes to the video and sees what is going on there. in this case, message immediately sent to rail operations which shuts down the trains. >> shortly there after the septa police arrived taking over. >> and after that is over the man hugs the woman, priceless. >> and wilson coming from a strong christian family just glad he was able to help. >> i guess it wasn't his time to go and i was the angel there at the time, you know. so i flapped my wings and went over and saved him. [laughter] >> wilson says hopefully the man treated by the medical personnel will get the help he needs and go on to live a much better life. in center city, dann cuellar for channel 6 "action news." a disabled veteran accused of the rittenhouse square murder heading to trial. steven simminger had his preliminary hearing today. prosecutors say simminger stabbed 24-year-old colin
mcgovern to death in cold blood at 3:00 a.m. on march 18 and simminger's attorneys argue it is self-defense and the video shows mcgovern the aggressive in the altercation. that stabbing death and other alleged incidents of violent or addreggressive homel people in the park prompted the meeting of the friends of rittenhouse square at the presbyterian church. police philadelphia, city agency officials and a councilmember answered questions about safety in their neighborhood. donald trump backtracked from statement causing a firestorm earlier today. statements to the effect that women who get abortions should be punished should abortion be ever outloud. it was trump's exchange, here it is with interviewer chris matthews. >> do you believe in punishment for abortion, yes or no as a principle? >> the answer is that there has to be some form of pun about
-- punishment. >> to the woman? 10 years? >> i don't know. >> why not? you take positions on everything else. >> and he changed his opinion where abortions would be illegal as he advocates, the doctor or any other person performing the illegal act would be responsible, not the woman. the woman is a victim. meanwhile, trump no longer leading in the polls in wisconsin, the next state up for grabs next week. ted cruz now has 40% support over likely republican voters according to a new marquette university law school pole. trump in second and kasich following. and bernie sanders leading hillary clinton 49% to 45% on the democratic side.
they are statistically tied because you see on the bottom right the polls 6.3% margin of error unusually large but the difference in the margin of error. villanova wildcats arrive in houston this evening to a grand welcome. this is the airport as their plane landed tonight. military veterans formed a line of american flags for the final four team. and then it was the bus ride to the city of houston where fans gathered to greet the team. coach jay wright says it has been an incredible reception of the players seem focused and the coach says that's where he wants their heads to be right now. >> i think we learned last time, what you have to enjoy is the basketball part of it, you know. all of this is nice, but we're basketball players and there's only four teams that are left playing. we happen to be one of them and that's really what we love. so keep our concentration or basketball.
>> earlier in the day it was hard to ignore all the buzz and hype as hundreds of students, alumni and fans pack the campus to send the team off to the final four. ryan and daniel kissed the court and jay wright got choked up. we will hear what made him so emotional coming up later in the broadcast. meanwhile, wright is famous for being a really good coach, but also well known as being one ever the nattyest pressures in all of basketball. whether it comes to his threads, the coach definitely has the right stuff. and "action news" reporter john rawlins live on the villanova campus and you have the story of the local man responsible for jay's splendor. >> that's right, jim. jay wright would be an exceptional coach if he wore just old sweatshirts and blue jeans at game time, but that's not his style and his style is not by accident. jay wright's coaching style, cool and calculating.
his suits, more than a few folks asked just who is his tailor? >> gabriele d'annunzio. >> that is gabe to his friends. years he operated this shop, and the tailor and coach met about a decade ago and together helped make wright a basketball fashion phenom. >> what i would have done if i knew jay was coming in. >> going over fabric samples of buttery soft clothe. and the look of the c.e.o. from a time past. >> i think he has the image and look of somebody in the 30s and 40s, an industrialist. and the industrialists back then defined america. >> custom suits can take 30 to 40 hours to make by a staff that has been around a long time. >> how many years, angela? >> 40 years. >> 40 years. and has been here 38 years. >> the cost is $3500 and up, top of the line with this fabric can hit $11,000.
asked if the coach might splurge and order one of these if he wins the championship, the tailor smiles and thinks of the coach's wife's reaction. >> that would be nice but i am not sure he would go for that. patty, i don't think that patty would tolerate that one. you have to be careful. >> got to be careful. well gabe as you might guess is a big nova basketball fan. and yes, he believes the team, the wildcat will go all the way this year. live on the villanova campus, john rawlins channel 6 "action news." >> thank you, john. we ask you, is your game-day attire just as sharp as jay wright's? "action news" wants to see how you are cheering on nova nation. send us pictures on social media using #6abcaction. and actions reporters in houston with the wildcats as they continue their march to the
championship. look for their live reports. in other news, baggage handlers and wheelchair attendance at philadelphia international airport among dozens of employees who walked off the job tonight. the workers are subtractors saying the employers aren't paying enough for providing adequate sick days. still to come on "action news" tonight, the man who took a selfie with an airplane hijacker. a 911 call from a niece turning her aunt in for a deadly hit-and-run in camden county. and a new test with dangers on cars where the headlights are not bright enough. what to look for. and a seasonable 69 degrees, tracking temperatures in the 70's off a taste of winter for the weekend. the details in the seven-day forecast. and that and much more when "action news" continues tonight.
developing drugs to fight deadly diseases. as a scientist, i know there's more that washington can do to help families. i'm running for
congress to protect planned parenthood funding so more women get cancer screenings and treatment... to pass a ban on fracking in the delaware river basin to preserve our clean water, and to always protect medicare and social security. i'm shaughnessy naughton and i approve this message.
in a hit and run that killed a new jersey teenager. monday night, 16-year-old quason turner was struck and killed. it happened near route 130 and 49th street in pennsauken. behind the wheel was susan hyland and her niece called 911. >> i am the owner of the car. i wasn't driving, but my aunt was driving and hit someone. >> oh, ok. they hit someone, like a person? >> yes. >> or a vehicle? >> a person. >> from that call, police zeroed in on her location and arrested hyland. quason turner was a student at pennsauken high school. atlantic city man going to prison for forcing seven women into a life of prostitution at the jersey shore. donnie bethea received a sentence for up to 20 years in jail for human trafficking,
sexual assaults, weapons charge and probation violation. the authorities say he used threats of violence to hold women against their will and force them to have sex for money. he wanted the selfie of a lifetime. 26-year-old ben innes grinned ear-to-ear standing next to an accused hijacker on a flight tuesday and forcing it to land in cypress. saying he wanted a momento of the experience. the suicide belt was fake but innes didn't know that at the time of the selfie. and paris say they foiled a terror attack. rifles, hand guns and the same explosive used in the paris and brussels attack. and he also had ties to the paris attacks convicted last
year in absentia. not your eyesight, a new study by highway safety says most carmakers leaving drivers in the dark, headlights just don't put it. the test of 30 mid-size cars, the models, only one earned a grade of good, that is it a toyota prius v but only in the top trim with led beams. base model scored poorly. the gap between best and worth 330 feet ahead. and driving on the interstate and one of the worst performing vehicles probably not driving paster than 35 miles per hour. >> the institute says luxury brands didn't fare better than mainstreet and even different lightbulbed has difficult affects on how it was mounted.
medical first, surgeons transplanted two organs from an h.i.v. positive donor into h.i.v. positive patients. at johns hopkins university they performed the ground-breaking surgery. a liver and kidney from an h.i.v. positive person given to two h.i.v. patients. and this was banned until 2013. doctors say there can be as many as 1,000 transplant as year between h.i.v.-positive donors and h.i.v.-positive resip rents. the multiple sclerosis holding an event with a cocktail reception followed by dinner. proceeds from the gala go towards helping those living with m.s. let's get the latest from accuweather and cecily tynan. >> we are going to be warming things up the next two days, but don't get used to it. changes over the weekend and
showing no rain out there tonight. with just some high, thin clouds, great viewing tonight for the international space station. i mentioned it on "action news" at 5:00 and 6:00, a lot of "action news" viewers went outside at 8:56, looked up and saw something like this. ray posted this on my facebook page. this long-exposure picture the path from the southwest to the northeast and this is the view. and a lot of people saw a shooting star before the space station, a double feature out there. temperatures not that cold this time of year. philadelphia 50 degrees down from the high of 59. allentown and reading 50. millville 49. cape may 48. and wilmington 49 degrees with winds out of the south. temperatures not dropping off enough. action radar showing we have some high, thin clouds moving in over a dome of high pressure. with the winds out of the south, really intensifying tomorrow ahead of a storm system. and satellite 6 and action radar
showing they are talking about severe weather. they have a tornado watch in effect for parts of northwest louisiana. we had five reports of tornadoes in oklahoma. and also, a good possibility of flooding. this system will be moving through on friday, but ahead of it tomorrow we get the surge of warm air out of the south. futuretracker showing at 10:00, already 61 degrees in philadelphia. as we head into the afternoon, temperatures soaring up into the 70s. you may want to think what a great beach day, however when you get winds out of the south-southeast it is off the ocean, the ocean temperature is 50 degrees. so right along the beaches temperatures only up into the 50s. quite a bit cooler right next to the ocean. tomorrow, windy and warm. 73 degrees. we could have wind gusts up to about 45 miles per hour. friday will be another warm day. temperatures likely around 77. but it will be an unsettled day. it looks like we have two opportunities for rain. the first one will come during
the morning hours with some scattered showers. around 9:00. then getting a break in the action with some breaks of sunshine, but then ahead of the cold front could have a squall line of thunderstorms rolling through. this system will eventually bring much cooler air for the second half of the weekend. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, windy and warm, 73 degrees tomorrow. on friday, 77. some showers in the morning, some afternoon thunderstorms. saturday, transition day. 62 degrees, not bad. but an arctic front moves through sunday, and this really kicks up the cold winds. the high 47, but wind chills in the 20s and 30's. and monday rebounding to 56 and another front coming through. and wednesday below normal, 63. and the next two days you can wear shorts and flip-flops but a winter coat for sunday and tuesday. >> thank you. another chapter closed on the one book one philadelphia.
and "cold mountain" about the civil war. and the free library hosted a panel of award-winning authors, all explore the legacy of slavery. and one program in the 14th year. "jimmy kimmel live" coming up at 11:35 right after "action news." here is a preview of tonight's show. >> hello, philadelphia. i was awake some of the day preparing this for you. donald trump, is he the person you dislike the most of anyone in america? >> oh, no -- who do you like better, obama or trump?
now i'm fighting for criminal justice reform. i'm proud to be backed by tom wolf, ed rendell and people who care about our families. i'm josh shapiro. i'll be an attorney general who always fights for you. fios is not cable. we're wired differently. in the last 10 years our competitors have received a few awards. but we've received a few more, including jd power who ranked us highest in customer satisfaction for the third year in a row. only fios has the fastest internet on the most awarded network. now get super-fast 100 meg internet tv and phone for just $69.99 per month, online. cable can't offer internet speeds this fast at a price this good, only fios can.
villanova is at the final four destination. >> here we go, i can't wait. let the hype begin. villanova finally on their way. planes, trains and automobiles, the wildcats touched down in houston receiving a military greeting. what an experience for these young men. and we will be the wildcats the whole way. the bus pulling up at the hotel. we are stalking them. all smiles getting set for the showdown with oklahoma. back on campus, a sea of humanity. nova nation young and old, students, alumni, gathered to see them off to houston. and jay wright to the final four, but never saw him this
emotional. and watch how he tears up when i asked him about the final practice after the seniors knelt down to kiss the floor. >> the seniors are just incredible people. and i love the pride they take in this program. and when those guys -- when they kissed the court today, that just said it all to me. >> how much would you like them to end their career with a national championship? >> i would love it. for that reason, when you see guys that really play for the name on the front of their jersey, that's all you can ask for. >> we will be the wildcats all the way. jeff skversky and alicia vitarelli heading to houston. and we have an "action news" sports special, complete coverage from philadelphia to houston friday at 7:30 on 6abc. an exciting time finally in
sports. villanova playing the best basketball at the perfect time and the flyers the same on the ice. these guys, wow. detroit and boston both leasing yesterday, a huge chance to gain ground. and the third-quarter lead on alex ovechkin's power play goal. 5:30 to play the flyers got one of their own, claude giroux deflected. and going to a shoot-out, normally not a good thing, but steve mason stone called stopping both shots he faced. yeah, steve mason. gagnsam gagner the big winner beating the capitals. and two up on the red wings, get fired up, folks. more when "action news" returns.
believe it or not, it's baseball season of the phillies have broken camp, are back in town and we are your transportation station tonight. another bus, this one carrying the phillies back to citizens bank park. and after a long six weeks in clearwater. the team 15-10 in the grapefruit league action. >> the phillies fans are passionate about the phillies and we want to show them some good baseball. and it's a nice way to end the spring, having a winning record unlike the past few years. and it gives everybody a lot of hope. the eighth inning gave fans hope ending on a high note. 8 runs in the eighth against the astros the blanco grand slam
winning 8-4. and thinking they may surprise some people. >> i think so. >> jim things so, too. and finally tonight, groundbreaking organization in philadelphia marking a quarter of a century. colors, a black lgbt organization hosted a panel discussion tonight at the community center in center city. the organization has been working on the front lines of the fight against h.i.v. and aides for 25 years. "jimmy kimmel live" next on channel 6 followed by "nightline." his guests tonight, ted cruz, mike epps and music from st. lucia. "action news" continues at 4:30 with tamala edwards, matt o'donnell, meteorologist david murphy, and karen rogers with traffic. for cecily tynan, jamie apody, ducis rodgers and the entire "action news" team, i'm jim gardner, good night. ♪