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philadelphia archdiocese. and lets go live to john rawlins in the da's question is will essential williams try lynn again even though he has only three months left on his term. >> an emphatic yes. he says it's the right thing to do. the wisdom in part because of the few months left on the sentence and attorney says that it appears that seth williams is hell bent on retrying this case. >> for some reason, he continues to want to beat up on this guy. i think we all know where he stood, meaning where lynn stood in this hierarchy, we understand that lynn never touched a kid. >> other priests charged with molesting children, he was charged with maintaining the system of shielding offenders and it was overturned because of
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prejudicial evidence. and now his attorney points outs he served 33 months of a 36 minimum sentence. even if convicted again it could not exceed the original sentence and is in line for parole. >> he has three months left so theoretically, a judge could under the rules give him a two month sentence. >> he -- under of the suggestion of why bother. >> monsignor lynn's own system shows he helped to create this system to help shield pedophile priests. his defense was people above him that knew should have been guilty as well. there was sufficient evidence to prove him guilty beyond a reasonable doubt and i'm quite confident we'll do it again.
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>> this was a landmark case in 2012, lynn was the first church official to be convicted of a role in transferring and shielding abusers in parishes, it's likely he will get a new court date on thursday for the second trial that will likely be in 2017. live at the da's office, john rawlins, channel 6 "action news." >> smash and grab thieves targeted a jewelry store at the montgomery mall. they smashed the jewelry displays and the robbery happened and they got away with $10,000 worth of jewels. here is the case of a former amish couple accused of giving away their daughter to a man that helped them out financially. all adults are ordered to stand trial and continue to be held in the buck county jail. sara bloomquist is live outside of the district justice's office in feasterville.
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>> reporter: well jim, it was mid-june when 12 young girls were found living in the feasterville home of 51-year-old lee kaplan, today kaplan and the girl's parents appeared here in court in feasterville. they are accused of giving kaplan their then 14-year-old daughter for helping them out of hardship. all three adults held for trial on all the charges they faced. lee kaplan walked into court along with three dozen people from the amish community atebded the preliminary hearing. they found 10 of the young durs living with them. the elder now 18, testified today. she told the judge when she was 14 she was sent to live with kaplan and shortly after she began they began having sexual
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intercourse. she gave birth to his two daughters after the arrival of her first child, her mother and nine other sisters came to live in the kaplan's home. after the discovery of the girls they told them that they had gifted the eldest girl to kaplan his business partner for helping him out of financial trouble. she knew her daughter and kaplan were having sex and was okay with it. on the day that police went to the home on old street road. they lied repeatedly about how many girls were in the house and they found more and more children and that kaplan tried to lie about the eldest girl's able but she and her parents unveiled how old she really was and when she started living and having sex with lee kaplan. the arraignment is set for
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september 2nd in doylestown. he is accused of statutory sexual assault and child endangerment. i'm sara bloomquist, channel 6 "action news." thank you. late this afternoon delaware supreme court overturned the diamond state's death penalty. a majority of the the justices found the law violates the constitution because it allows a judge to sentence a person to deathndependently of a jury. and questions were raised about delaware's law after the u.s. supreme court struck down a similar law in florida. and two people were out for a ride in cape may county are in the hospital tonight. witnesses tell police that a jeep wrangler hit the bike and
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it happened just before 11:00 at atlantic avenue and east morning glory road in wildwood crest, medics through the victims to the hospital and officials have not commented on the condition. dozens of philadelphia firefighters said good-bye to one of their own today. >> it was a solemn procession along lehigh avenue, the flag was draped over the coffin of gabriel lee, last sunday lee was found unresponsive by fellow firefighters just hours after he responded to a fire, lee was 42 and a 17 year veteran of the fire department. >> investigators are digging up the soil on wood lane drive in west depford new jersey and will do so for weeks to come. they are looking for chemicals
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from battery casings buried in ground from years ago. walter perez is live. >> reporter: well jim, finding the answers is a major part of this investigation and the upshot is, the people that live in the house there for 26 years now only recently found out that their house is on top of a toxic dump. >> i'm really upset. >> wilma martin says it started when they hired a company to dig up a sewer line. >> it looks like they found battery parts and they called hazmat. officials were called to the scene and they found someone buried car casings on this property sometime before the martin's home was built 25 years ago. the investigation is collecting soil samples looking for led contamination and i'm looking for the battery casings
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themselves and it's a hazardous waste. >> hazardous waste, that could include acb's a carcinogen. they have lived on the property since 1989. now investigators are sampling soil from neighboring properties to see if the contamination is widespread and if the toxic material was dumped anywhere nearby. >> the investigation is young and it seems the mother lode is beneath the martin's property. >> there is a thick layer of casings in the suffer as, four feet thick and goes six feet deep. >> the martins are staying in a hotel for a while as the epa is forced to turn off their utilities and dig up the property and then fill it with
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soil. >> the cost is $500,000 at the very least, the epa hopes to recoup it when they find out who is responsible. thank you. republican senator, pat toomey held a news conference this afternoon in havertown, ahead of haverford national night out activities tonight. national night out is happening across the country with the goal of strengthening partnerships between the community and police. senator toomey talked about the recent violent attacks with police across the country and urged people to take part tonight. >> democratic candidate katie mcginty was in buck county talking about health care with seniors and it took place at golden dawn restaurant. she focused on her plan to keep
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senior programs and stand up to fraud that targets senior citizens. sentenced to life as juveniles, set free in their 50s and 60s. the rule that allowed four philadelphia men their first taste of freedom in decades. >> haircuts and handshakes and a thank you to the community. i'm nora muchanic where a local beauty salon is sponsoring officer appreciation day. and the first days of august are on the cool side. 80 yesterday and 84 today and i'm tracking the return of heat and humidity at least for one day. >> the phillies have a giant task at hand, ducis rogers with that story when "action news" continues tonight.
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pennsylvania paroled four juveni juveniles. the decision means that more than 500 pennsylvania inmates can seek new sentencing hearings, the four philadelphia men are now in the their 50s and 60s. lawrence township is trying to show its police just how much they are appreciated today. nora muchanic has that story. >> that is patrolman, john stever at the great looks salon at the mercer mall. he is getting a haircut as a way to say thanks for all they do. >> it's getting the community
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together as a whole after all the negativity of the episodes in the last few weeks. >> we are behind the community and behind the first responders and the police force. >> as the community we pray for our officers. >> attendees prayed with local officers. and those that support those in uniform. >> we appreciate it and it's nice to see the community give back and show they support us especially now with everything going on. >> the handshakes and nods and smiles and waves and knowing that they are there to support us. as we help them. it means a lot. >> in addition to all the hugs and handshakes, at each beauty station there is special messages to the police officers, all hand written and heartfelt. >> we believe in the police and believe in their heart. we love their service and sacrifice. >> we need them there is a lot
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of stuff going on and we need to help them out with fresh haircuts, but it was support here. >> everybody is important including our police, we love you. >> i'm nora muchanic, channel 6 "action news." have no fear, wonder gus is here! wonder bucks! whaaa... wonder bucks, the new instant game from the pennsylvania lottery, with top prizes of $300 grand! one can dream. you can say that again. (giggles) keep on scratchin'! who do you talk to for military advice right now? i'm hillary clinton and i approved this message. well, i watch the shows. i mean i really see a lot of great - you know, when you watch your show and all of the other shows... while donald trump watched tv,
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one of the quirks of the schedule. phillies back home and then back out. >> they tried to play the trade game and nothing worked out and it's back to baseball as the san francisco giants hit town. jaime apody is live with the latest on the phils. >> reporter: ducis the phone didn't ring yesterday, but the call was not answered. jeremy is an average pitcher he was rookie of the year and in the past weeks he played his best baseball. it's a brief home stand and
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still have to face tough pitching in the next three games. starting with madison bundgaardner tonight and zach e he -- and he valued the pitcher too much to give him away yesterday. when i talked about how close they came to making a move? >> sometimes you feel like are you making progress and they back away and they make a move on we back away. there is gameman ship to it. we felt close to it, but you never know how close are you getting and at the end of the day we were not presented with anything that we felt made sense. >> one move the phillies made. they designated andrew bailey for assignment. the news i have otherwise is that it's grateful dead night at the park, i have no idea what that means.
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live at citizens bank park. >> dead heats i believe. >> the eagles are enjoying their day off of training camp what would you do? you got it relax. >> sleep in and catch up on sleep, get a massage or two, get in the cold tub and the hot tub and do everything you possibly can to feel like you did day one. obviously we won't feel like day one. >> newport, rhode island, is the site of the american athletic conference media day, temple is picked to finish second in the divisi division. last year the owls were a win away from winning it's conference crown. >> we got a taste in the championship game but obviously we fell short. we know what it takes to get us over the hump. that is fuel alone. just to get us to where we want to be next year and holding the trophy at the end of the year. >> finally tonight, if you think
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you have seen it all. watch this, during an exhibition showcase, a shootout, the player picks up the puck with his stick and shoots it like a javelin into the net. >> what is that? >> maybe you used chewing gum or something? >> double sided tape? >> gunk? >> bethlehem, the hub of industry and trade during the industrial revolution and today it's home to a museum dedicated to those routes, the national museum of industrial history opened its doors this morning. the new museum is built in a 100-year-old facility. part of the bethlehem steel corporation. it shows how we --
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it looks like cecily tynan has cleared the decks for gorgeous weather. >> one day. we have six beautiful days on the way. can't complain about that. stormtracker 6 live double scan showing that most of our region is rain free, but i have been tracking this little downpour that just won't fall apart, i have been tracking this since 4:00, rolling through berks county and heading through eastern lancaster county and no lightning with this but a heavy downpour across route 30 through coreyville and kirkwood and unicorn will get hit with the downpour. >> i didn't know there was a town called unicorn, and
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elsewhere quiet conditions and a nice break in the humidity, the dew point right now is 66 degrees, it's slightly humid and dew points the next three days, will be in the low 60s, rarely nice and the only real humid day, will be saturday, when dew points rise dramatically, 75 degrees and a hot day on saturday. and the next three days very comfortable. in the meantime, this is tropical storm season and tropical storm earl formed earlier today and this is heading towards belize earlier on. it's comfortable out there. 80 degrees down from the high of 84, three degrees below normal. cape may cool 75 and trenton 75 and allentown 80 degrees, satellite 6 along with action radar showing it hasn't been a bright and sunny day, we haven't been dealing with clouds mixing with sun and the isolated shower
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across lancaster county, high pressure will really flex its muscles, the next three days and tonight nice and part lit cloudy and fog developing in the suburbs late tonight and temperatures in the 60s. philadelphia 67 and allentown 63 and wilmington 67 and warmer along the beaches in cape may and the boardwalk 70 degrees. this high pressure will exert its influence from new england and that means the next few days we have a great break in the human with winds in the northeast. the dry flow of air and sunshine and mostly sunny skies and temperatures in the mid-80s. the temperatures are just slightly below where they typically are in august. if are you on the beaches tomorrow, the ocean temperature is 76 degrees, a nice beach day, partly sunny and the sea breeze will keep temperatures in check. jersey beaches 80 and the delaware beaches, 82 and the
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winds up to 16 miles per hour. this is tropical storm earl, east of belize city and maximum sustain wins of 50 miles per hour and it looks to hit belize early on tuesday and this could come with 8 to 12 inches of rain and that could cause a lot of flooding and mudslides and that continues to push to the east and likely dissipate over the mountains of mexico over the weekend, something i'll track it will have no influence on the u.s. beautiful and 84 tomorrow, and bump it up to 85 on thursday and even friday a little more humid but nice. 88 and a great start to musikfest and on saturday, the one day that we get the heat and humidity with a high of 91 and then a cold front will bring us a round of showers late in the day and behind the cold front we are back in the comfort zone, 87 degrees on sunday and lower humidity and we keep the weather monday and tuesday and enjoy
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this, it's not typical for the dog days of summer. >> thank you cecily. >> a philadelphia woman has 100 reasons to celebrate tonight. maddie baker celebrated her 100 and birth date at the east oak lanes senior center. the room was packed with family and friends and she says she is a long time church goer. abc world news is dave muir is next on channel 6. and "action news" continues at 10:00 on phl 17. and please join us for "action news" here on channel 6. for cecily tynan, ducis rogers and the entire "action news" team i'm jim gardner, we hope you'll join us for "action news" at 11:00.
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breaking news tonight as we come on the air. what donald trump has just declared about one of the leader office the republican party, house speaker paul ryan. is this political war? also, trump today receiving a purple heart, declaring in his words, "i always wanted a purple heart. this was much easier." also tonight, the deadly bus crash. authorities now calling it catastrophic. aerials from the scene coming in. the all-out air assault tonight against zika. as the cdc warns against travel to a certain part of florida. and what we've now learned about the spraying. the states in red there, bracing next. the shooting rampage and the employees. their split-second decision, where they hid that saved their lives. and the urgent manhunt under way tonight. and the pilot, just moments after


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