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on "action news" this noon is developing in montgomery county. >> bill cosby is back in court for his preliminary hearing. a judge is deciding if there is enough evidence for the entertainer to stand trial on a sexual abuse charge. katherine scott is live with the latest. >> reporter: that is right. the purpose of today's preliminary hearing is to decide if the prosecution has enough evidence to proceed to trial. that is going on right now upstairs at the montgomery county courthouse with a lot of people closely watching. bill cosby is required to be here and here is video of him arriving today. notably absent is accuser, andrea constand, she is not required to be here for the preliminary hearing. instead a statement she made in 2005 can be relied upon and that is under appeal right now and
they pointed to her absence multiple times today and his inability to ask her questions during this hearing. we have heard from two witnesses, one is a detective that was assigned to the major crimes unit and was there for her statement. and the second is a cheltenham police chief there in 2005 for the statement. and they are keeping their commentary to the night that constand says she was drugged and sexually assaults at bill cosby's home. cosby calls the encounter con n consensu consensual. >> there is a lot of back and forth on whether it is relevant, they are questioning the statements she made and the judge says creditability is not an issue at a preliminary hearing. one person watching here in court is gloria allred.
she has several clientses accusing cosby of sexual misconduct. the defense is trying to call a witness but they are objecting. it's all underway right now at montgomery county court. >> katherine thank you. we have break news to report now. from montgomery county, chopper 6 hd is live right now over north penn high school for a fire reported inside of the school. chopper 6 hd is over the scene and you can see many students and faculty members on the grass there at the bottom of your screen. they have been evacuated. the call came in after 11:30 this morning. at is the school, that someone reported a fire in the school in the closet area and fire crew as rived moments later and they are still fighting the fire as you can tell at the center of your
screen. again, the school is evacuated at this hour because of a fire reported in the closet areast school. this high school is on south valley forge road, we'll keep an eye on this, and bring you more information as it becomes available to us. philadelphia police are questioning a person of interest following a deadly hit and run crash in the northeast. police say that alexis struck and killed a man at 1:00 a.m. the impact threw the victim 100 feet. witnesses say the driver got out and looked at molina and fled on foot leaving the car behind. annie mccormick will have reaction from the victim's family and more on the investigation coming up in the next half hour. an autopsy is underway after a man was found dead here in allento
allentown. firefighters discovered the man of the victim. the lehigh county da's office has joined in the investigation. accuweather is tracking possible showers and storms today. going live outside and for now it's nice and warm and conditions are turning muggy as we get close to memorial day weekend. lets head outside to david murphy. >> a few more clouds overhead right now, looking at stormtracker 6 live double scan the only place we see precipitation is over to the east around belmar and surf city, this is circulating down from the northern jersey coast and it will head out to sea before we get to atlantic city. that is probably the best chance of precipitation, to the east of philadelphia an area of low pressure off the coast continues to circulate away. you see the counterclockwise rotation as the low pulls off the coast of new york.
we have occasional clouds mixing with sun today and a shower or thundershower but mainly over to the east. 72 degrees in philadelphia and cooler in the city than other spots where the clouds are not as intense. allentown and out toward reading 76 degrees and wilmington 74 and 76 in lancaster and 64 in cape may and it stays cooler down the shore today. if you are headed out to the playground, sunscreen and cool drinks, and we are looking at enough sun will sunscreen is important if are you out hopping on the swing set, 77 by 2:00 and by 4:00, 79 that sour high today and that high is a couple of degrees below the average high of 76, nice and warm and the overnight low is 60 and several degrees above average. we'll be in the 80s tomorrow and by thursday the humidity creeping back i'll have details on all of that coming up in the
exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast for now it's overcast but comfortable out here. >> thank you david. in other news, the tsa security chief is out of a job this noon. kelly hogan will be replaced with a new head of security. his removal comes after backlash from massive security lines. kenneth moton is live with more on the shakeup. >> reporter: good afternoon rick, heads are rolling with air travelers and congress demanding answers and action. i can tell you that the tsa is revamping and reorganizing. >> the scramble to tackle long security lines at airport as frustrations are soaring. >> we missed our flight and we are told there is nothing they can do. kelly hogan is out. despite the show of support from the administrator a week ago. >> the voices of criticism, and congressional anger proved to be too much. it came to light and hogan received $90,000 in bonuses
since he has been at his post. and even after they failed to detect fake bombs and weapons last year. >> the bonuses are given to someone that oversees the part of the operation that was a total failure. >> they are better able to track the operations in places like chicago o'hare. in the past few days, weight times have plummeted since the tsa added more officers. summer air travel is expected to increase and security is only getting tighter. >> at the end of the day everyone has to travel and everyone has to be safe. you plan ahead and try to do whatever can you to deep things moving. >> congress will give tsa $30 million to pay overtime and hire more screeners by june 18th, it's a temporary solution when
air travelers are demanding a permanent fix. >> kenneth thank you. the tsa says travellers need to do their part to cut back on the lines as well. "action news" was at philadelphia international airport, and they demonstrated how much longer it takes to get through security when you don't pack properly s bringing bottled water or liquids of any kind. >> determine what you can or cannot pack on your carry-on luggage before you get to the airport that will greatly speed up your personal screening experience and help the passengers that are behind you in line. >> we'll have more on today's security demonstration along with items confiscated at philadelphia international airport beginning on "action news" at 4:00. there is more to come on "action news" at noon. new evidence that an explosion may have brought down the doomed egypt airplane.
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it's still too soon to tell what brought down egypt air plight 804. they will looking for the fuselage and the black boxes. debris leads to an explosion but another egyptian official says that is prematture. investigators say that a plane caught on fire after takeoff in kauai, hawaii, it killed all five people on board. and another plane slammed into shallow water off the coast of oahu, the passenger and pilot climbed out on their own. they were approaching the airport when they was a mechanical failure. george zimmerman is speaking out about the gun he used in the death of trayvon martin, he claims he got $250,000 for it
last week. he was acquitted of all charges in the teenagers events. >> i would have stayed in bed if i thought i would have to take a life in self-defense, i don't think anybody in their right mind would want to be in this position. >> he plans to donate the money made in the auction to law enforcement officers killed by violence. and hillary clinton is saying no to a debate issued by bernie sanders. she turned down the debate in california before the primary next month. saying it could get messy even though clinton is close to sealing the nomination. donald trump picked up 8 delegates from the u.s. virgin islands. that puts him within 86 votes of the nomination. president obama is pressing
for better human rights in vietnam, this is his second full day there. yesterday he praised warmer relations between the u.s. and their former warren my, he says it would improve the economy and stability and regional power. >> i come here mindful of the past and mindful of our difficult history but focused on the future, but prosperity and human dignity we can advance together. >> the president delivered the speech in hanoi and then flies to japan tomorrow for the next phase of his trip. coming up on "action news" at noon, a local high school student diagnosed with cancer is overcoming the odds. why he is getting the chance of a lifetime from the childrens hospital of philadelphia and the philadelphia eagles.
we want to update you on the breaking news story from montgomery county. chopper 6 hd is back over the scene of north penn high school. where firefighters continue to fight a blaze that apparently ignited inside of a closet in the school and a second alarm was struck. the fire is not yet under control, and the entire student body evacuates are waiting and taken to the soccer field they are waiting while school officials try to find transportation to get the students home safely. so the school evacuated and fire crews are on the scene fighting a fire at north pen high school
in montgomery county. no injuries but we'll follow this breaking news story for you and bring you the latest as we get more information. the month of may is daisy days at the hospital of philadelphia. our own karen rogers shares the story of a local student getting the chance of a lifetime thanks to chop and the eagles. >> it all comes naturally to james -- >> oh man -- >> whether it's breaking down his favorite sport or meeting his favorite players. >> i love people. that is how i am. >> his optimistic outlook was a blessing when he was diagnosed with lymphoma in november. >> the plan was to go through four months of chemo therapy and i went through six rounds of it. >> his enthusiasm never
waivered. >> james was declared cancer free in march. >> they killed this thing off in march and i'm starting the healing process. i'm doing pretty darn well. >> james was invited to tour the eagles practice facility. >> i have been an eagles fan my is whole life. i always wanted to meet them, this is a dream come true. >> he visited the weight room. >> he walked on the practice field -- >> touch down! >> how you doing brother? >> his favorite player, jordan matthews, not only signed his ball but hooked up with him on social media. >> snap chat? he wants me to get out to a game sometime, the home opener against the cleveland browns. >> thank you. thank you. >> james' future is looking
bright. >> i get to live my life and eventually go to college and have a family. >> james has a lot of courage, he is my hero i'm so proud of him. >> karen rogers channel 6 "action news." "action news" invites you to join us today for a special event to fight against pediatric cancers. we are teaming up with daisy day cancer, to raise money for the care of patients. special guests will be here manning phone lines in our 6 abc studios. they are taking donations from 4:00 until 6:30 p.m. >> a great cause. the "action news" team is out working on news stories for tonight beginning at 4:00. >> alicia vitarelli is here with a look ahead. >> reporter: with memorial day weekend coming up in just a few days, consumer reports is putting bug sprays to the test and tis the season and with zika on the rise we'll reveal which
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shows you we have a little precipitation by surf city and over to the north of atlantic city. as you take a look at the motion of this, it's light highlighted in the lighter shade of green, it's dropping down from the due south and maybe atlantic city picks up a sprinkle from that one coming over from land. but the widespread precip is off the coast. this is the best chance to see a shower or thunderstorm popping up later on. lets get you outside to the fairmount park. looking like summer and feeling a little like it too. 72 at the noon hour, winds up to 8 miles per hour. not all that strong out there. a little bit on the breezy side. temperatures across the region, even warmer in allentown and lancaster, 76 degree readings there and the farther south with cloud cover being thicker to the south and east. 73 in millville and 65 in cape may.
we may actually get 70 or so down at the shore for the first time in a while later though. notice the chance of precipitation today. it's all over to the east of philadelphia, yes, we could get a thunderstorm popping up here and there. you will always want to head inside if you hear the hundred. maybe tonight a bit of something to the east. but at the same time by 10:00, most of the area may be clearing out and evaporating the clouds, up in the lehigh valley, clouds and sun and not much chance of rain, 81 is your forecast high up north, down the shore, 72 degrees in atlantic city. we are stuck in the 60s by the cool ocean water for a while and the winds are such we'll draw warm air in today. clouds and sun and can't rule out a spotty shower at the coast. and 79 is your high in philadelphia with the clouds and sun mix and showers to the east and winds on the light side. for the evening commute, warm and 79 degrees, your high
between 4:00 and 5:00 and still warm as late as 7:00 tonight. and mainly dry in most neighborhoods. overnight partly cloudy and the cloud cover is starting to evaporate and winds on the light side from the northwest. and the development of a big area of high pressure off the east coast, a typical bermuda high we often see in the summertime. that stays for a couple of days and allows it to funnel in high air and it gets stickier when the week goes on. your exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast 79 and clouds and sun and shower to the east. tomorrow clouds and warm 76, and thursday we are warm with a high of 87, and friday maybe a pop-up thunderstorm in a couple of spots and then it looks like mid-80s for saturday and sunday and a couple of late day showers and thunderstorms and sticky on saturday and monday easing back
are following for you now. bill cosby's lawyers are trying to keep him from going to trial for charges that he sexually abused a former employee. and more on a deadly hit and run and someone that may be involved. >> and an infant is let go after someone steals a car with the baby inside. bill cosby is back in court today on a key hearing if prosecutors have enough evidence to send the 78-year-old comedian to trial for sex assault. andrea constand is not at the hearing but her statements have been read in court. bill cosby waved to people and unlike his last appearance he was not using a cane. the assault was said to have happened