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pennsylvania history. tonight, a jury convicted the state's top law enforcement official on all charges, including a felony crime. and this video shows the final moments before attorney general kathleen kane walked into court two hours ago and was found guilty. monday night, jim's off, i'm rick williams. the big story on "action news" this evening is the democrramat courtroom conclusionthacould send kathleen kane to prison. and christie ileto there as the verdict was read. >> this is absolutely unprecedented facing up to seven years in prison. her attorneys plan to appeal. it was in thes closing arguments that attorney kevin steele asked the jury to show courage and do what was right. and given this guilty verdict, it appears to at least them that they have done just that. >> it seems we had somebody who felt that she was above the law.
>> the state top prosecutors finds herself on the other side of the law for abuse of power and lying under oath. the jurors hand down the guilty verdict for the illegal leaking of investigative documents and grand jury information to the media to get back at a former state prosecutor, and then lied under oath about what she had done. >> this was about the grand jury in montgomery county and lying to that grand jury. the evidence was overwhelming in that regard. >> the conviction on all counts was a crushing blow, i won't say otherwise. >> the defense legal time did not call any witnesses. >> in many of my cases no witnesses appeared and it is a strategy, and obviously we thought that it would work, but i will be the first person to say we were wrong. >> the judge was adamant that
kane not threaten any witnesses and took her passport awaiting sentencing. >> it is tragic beyond any measure. and i think she has to deal with. she is a very strong woman and she will deal with this. >> now again, felonony perjury carry the prison sentence. and governor tom wolf issued a statement say "there is no question that she should resign immediately. i implore attorney general kane to do what is right, but the commonwealth residents first and step down from office." other news, seven passengers are recovering from a bus crash
that shutdown germantown avenue. in happened in the nicetown section of philadelphia around 8:30. the route 23 bus collided with a car. it is not said who is to blame. and two groups crash over the statue of frank rizzo. thousands signed a petition calling rizzo a racist demanding the removal of the bronze sculpture. and others wanted it to stay. and the controversy boiled over this evening. and dann cuellar live at the rizzo statue in center city with more on the skirmish. dann? >> a rally in support of the police and the frank rizzo statue saying where it is right now. but things got a bit contentious when members of black lives matter showed up trying to disrupt what was going on. ♪ god bless america >> about 300 people gathered at
the plaza to rally in support of keeping the frank rizzo statue. >> extending one block to the municipal services building in support of keeping the frank rizzo statue. >> soon things turn chaotic when a handful of black lives matter protesters arrived on the scene with banners. >> police had to get between the two groups to prevent them from clark. -- clashing. >> it's a disgrace. how dare them! disrespect the philadelphia police department. >> when the rizzo and police supporters tried to march to the statue in center city, members of black lives matter tried to commandeer the march standing in front of the group. things got heated once again.
again, police using tremendous restraint tried to straight the two groups. at one point allowing the blm members and other supporters continue to the statue. >> i think black lives matter is over reacting just a little too much. >> and i think it is the most e ridiculous thing tried in the city of philadelphia. he was not a racist, number one. >> and blm members refused to be interviewed. >> i think the shirt says it all. >> the pro-rizzo supporters did make it to the statute and they vowed to fight to the bitter end to make sure the statue is not removed from in front of the civil services building. >> thank you. this drawn-out heat wave the sixth day and contributed to
deaths. and it is changing to hot and stormy as rain sweeps across the region. and cecily tynan is tracking it all live with double scan radar tonight. >> the showers and thunderstorms, good news that some lawns are getting watered and some gardens. this is the warm front and this will usher in a tremendous amount of humid tomorrow. and double scan showing a pretty intense cluster moving out of the washington, d.c. area. once they move in, they kind of lose their punch. not looking at any thunder or lightning here now, but a batch of rain stretching across route 55 in new jersey. this moved through philadelphia about a half-hour ago, and more moving out of maryland. they should be moving into kent county, delaware. what this will do is bring us a lot higher dewpoints than today. today the high 94 degrees, the sixth day of the heat wave. dewpoints in the upper 60s. the heat index was hot but bearable. 99 degrees saturday. the heat index soared up to 111. but tomorrow we are back in the
danger zone with the heat and humidity. so because of that the national weather service has issued an excessive heat warning along the i-95 corridor until 6:00 tuesday evening. out lying areas under excessive heat advisory. we're looking at the heat index above 100. now the good news, this will be the last day of extreme heat. but the heat index, 102 to 108, and the cold front moving in, we likely will see heavy thunderstorms later in the day. more details on that and talking about the relief on the day in the accuweather seven-day forecast. rick? >> all right, we'll check back in later, thank you. the philadelphia corporation for aging heat line has been extended again to help people deal with the dangerous conditions. the number on the screen 215-765-9040. the phone lines are open until midnight and tomorrow from 8:30 in the morning until 9:00 in the evening. officials in louisiana preparing for the worse as floodwaters continue to rise.
more than 11,000 people have been forced from their homes. officials say more than 20,000 people had to be rescued since the flooding began on friday. in baton rouge the good is a mare -- good samaritan used a life, and she told him her dog was in the car. >> it was completely submerged and i took a deep death and felt around and eventually i felt something furry and yanked the dog out, and luckily the dog was still conscious. >> even people died in the floodwaters. louisiana remains under a state of emergency. our local red cross is dispatching 30 volunteers from pennsylvania to help with the disaster response. we are learning new details tonight. tragic new details about the brooks county father who murdered his family and took his own life more than a week ago. district attorney john adams
confirmed 40-year-old mark short of sinking spring killed his wife, three kids and even the family dog. and then turned the gun on himself. he left a note on the dining room table confessing to the horrific murder-suicide. last month megan short called police saying she was afraid of her husband, but she did not file charges. >> we advised her on how to get a protection from abuse order. in fact she said she could get one the next day but never followed through. >> she told friends she planned to take the kids and leave. he went out the next day and bought a gun. less than three weeks later, saturday, august 6, the very day megan and the kids were set to move out is the day that the police say mark used the gun to kill his family. the kids were still in their pajamas. he had taken them to hersheypark the day before. sentencing day for one of the men involved in astray-bullet shooting killing a 3-year-old girl. tynirah borum sitting on her front porch in gray ferry in
2014 when she was struck and killed. and today the judge sentenced douglas woods on third-degree murder charges. he can serve anywhere from 17 to 34 years. convicted triggerman ruffian was sentenced in june to 40 to 80 years behind bars. family, friends and long-time fans came together today to stay a final good-bye to captain noah. ♪ >> st. paul's evangelical church celebrated him today. his showed aired from 1967 to 1994. and he died last week at the age of 90. and as we say a final fair well to captain noah visit our
tribute to him. clips from the show and memories from our viewers and long-time weatherm weatherman, dave roberts. >> and releang the biggest group of guantanamo detainees. where they are heading. and if you spend hours on the computer what the american heart association says in "healthcheck." in addition to the heat and humidity, the poconos under a risk of weather, damaging winds and hail. and more on the timing of the storms and what to expect behind it in the accuweather forecast. plus, is it a misdiagnose or something malicious? a local mom accused of child abuse again after a secret pregnancy. it is a follow-up from ve vest -- investigative reporter. and more from eagles camp
>> the largest release of prisoners from guantanamo under the obama administration just taking place. 15 detainees taken to united arab emirates. and down from several hundred at its peek, president obama wants to close the detention center all together, but congress is opposed. a second berks county boy pulled from his mother's care as she is charged with child abuse. and we told you about her when another child had broken bones
across the body. and now startling developments tonight. >> we learned jessica gave birth to the second son april 27th, a pregnancy she kept hidden from "action news," her family and local authorities. when children and youth services found out they quickly went in to remove that child amid more allegations of abuse. >> i was just hiding it because i didn't want them to take him away. >> jessica admits she gave birth to her second son, julius, in secret. when we first met her this summer she was fighting to regain custody of other 1-year-old when they found the child with more than two dozen fractures across his body. >> i just want this to end. i want him to be home and i want him to be happy. >> the happy baby. >> at the time jessica and her doctor told "action news" the
injuries were caused by a disorder and lack of vitamin d, a combination that may cause fragile bones. who she didn't tell us is that she is pregnant again. >> i am not legally obligated to tell someone i am pregnant. i was scared. i think anybody would be. >> that prompted her to give birth in lancaster county. >> i didn't want to give birth to my child and have them ripped out of my arms in the hospital, that's what they do. >> when julius was seven weeks ago, when she applied for state aid her secret was exposed. and they stepped in and took julius. >> i want them to know that it is going to be proven it is something medical. >> hospital records show that julius also has a fracture on his right tibia and the diagnosis again child abuse. and now jessica is facing our cameras a second time. >> why would i risk that, to put
myself in jail. if you are being accused of abuse from one child to another, why would i want to risk that spotlight? >> jessica had her newborn evaluated by a doctor at boston university, a specialist who diagnosed her and her first child with edf and vitamin d deficiency. >> a high degree of certainty that julius has that disorder. >> and telling them that combination and not child abuse can explain the bone injuries to both children. >> i wouldn't hesitate to have the children returned to the parents. >> when we reached out to berks county they would not comment saying that the law prohibits berks county children and youth from confirming or denying any involvement with the family. >> they can continue to fight, but we will continue to fight, also. we're not giving up. >> berks county also requested that jessica release complete medical records and undergoing a full body scan.
the doctor says the scan likely won't show anything because he says there may not be remnants of fractures that jessica suffered as child. on the campaign trail, hillary clinton in scranton, pennsylvania joined by favorite son, vice-president joe biden born there. and clinton's father also born in scranton and they tried to appeal to working-class voters. and joe biden said trump lacks tools to be president. saying he doesn't have a clue. >> i really mean it he doesn't seem to want to learn. he doesn't seem to think it matters. this man is totally, thoroughly unequalified to be president of the united states of america. >> vice-president biden made an empassioned endorsement of hillary clinton at the dnc in philadelphia, but this is the
first time he has joined her on the campaign trail. and their final stop an visit to biden's home in scranton a modest two-story house where he grew up. and donald trump unveiled his plan to deal with isis and other terrorist group it is elected. during a foreign policy speech proposed spending immigration from different parts of the world and extreme vetting. >> call it extreme vetting. i call it extreme, extreme vetting. we must also screen out any hostile attitudes towards our country or its principles, or who believe that their law should override american law.
on "healthcheck" at 11:00 you might want to sit down for this. experts are now saying exercise alone might not be enough. the american heart association is putting out an advisory for the first time warning sitting may lead to hard disease, diabetes and even early death. evidence suggests that most american adults are said to be sitting six to eight hours and exercise may not be enough to combat it suggesting breaks to stand up and walk around. with that, cecily and i are standing for the rest of the newscast. wait a minute, i almost wore shorts today. >> i am just going to keep standing. >> you keep standing. >> already. stormtracker 6 double scan showing that we do have some showers and thunderstorms working into our region right
now. there's a cluster that's moving into kent county, delaware and just to the west of dover right now. 13 lightning strikes in the past 15 minutes, so you are hearing a rumble of thunder if you live in dover. and hammonton, millville and glassboro getting light showers. the warm front moving through will bring us a return of the oppressive humidity. right now 82 in philadelphia. 80 in reading. 77 in cape may. millville 79. and dewpoints arising into the 70s. so it's warm out there. feels like 89 in philadelphia, 84 in reading, 87 in trenton. and satellite 6, along with action radar, showing the system pulling through. it has a cluster of showers and thunderstorms. it will continue to push through overnight and tomorrow just as hot as today, but a lot more humid. futuretracker showing around 7:30 in the morning clouds and some breaks of sunshine. we're in the warm sector of the system, but then a cold front will advance from the west and
this will bring us a chance of gusty thunderstorms in the evening. futuretracker showing a pretty good line right along i-95 around 6:30. behind the system lower humidity wednesday and a breath of fresh air on thursday. so tomorrow, 94 degrees, but a heat index 102-108. the exicessive heat warning in effect until tomorrow night. and wednesday a transition day. who had and 92 but the humidity lowering through the day. and temperatures on thursday back in the 80s. if you are down the shore tomorrow, jersey beaches 86. delaware beaches 89 degrees. mix of sun and clouds. late-day thunderstorm possible and probably holding off until the evening and i will get the sea breeze. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast take it easy tomorrow. back in the steam bath. 94 degrees. feeling about 10 degrees hotter than that. and a round of afternoon and evening thunderstorms. and wednesday behind the system
hot but less humidity, 82. nice weather for the air shore. and thus, the heat wave broken and the same friday and heading into the weekend suggesty saturday, a lot more comfortable than the past weekend. sunday hot and humid and high of 90 and possibility of thunderstorms and monday, humid with some thunderstorms and a high of 86 degrees. so this heat wave looks to last eight days. i want to give a shout out to all the people who have to work outside. road crews, roofers and people inside at warehouses and kitchen, it is a tough week. it's almost over. >> we don't always appreciate the people who have to work outside. >> exactl
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>> time for sports and the eagles getting ready for the second preseason game, this time pittsburgh. >> hopefully we learn a little bit more about this football team. we soon get our good second look, thursday visiting the stealser preseason game two. the latest from training camp including what an injured carson wentz is up to. >> other than throwing on the
side to warm up receivers, carson wentz and his fractured ribs an observer the second to last day at eagles' training camp. the offensive coordinator says it should not stunt his progress. >> still time to grow. you concentrate and get the mental reps. we are believers in that. get the mental reps and be interacting with the players, interacting with the receivers and what you expect as a quarterback. >> knowing what it means to take mental reps, the delaware native back after missing more than a week with a quad injury and a lot he wants to show the coaches. >> my competitive edge, toughness, being able to do things in the backfield and the press protection. that was a big question on me but i want to prove i can do it. prove the doubters wrong. >> and he has had pettersen's eye since rookie camp. >> i am hoping he will help us this season. i think he is that good. >> one thing that he is becoming
an he percent on is carson wentz. after all, the two have no choice but to grow very close. that's because the two are roommates during training camp. and other than his snoring, he says it is domestic bliss. now you are back and he is hurt. >> yeah, i think it is the room. we have to get a different hotel room or something. >> jamie apody for channel 6 "action news." still ahead, an olympic
phillies and tomorrow at the host the dodgers and chase utley's first game back in philadelphia. the kansas players on a mission, catching preying mantis. they had one of their own and believed it to be their good luck charm and if died. this wants no part of being its replacement and it takes off. finally tonight, it takes years of training to make the olympics. countless hours in the gym and calorie counting in the kitchen. and throwing it all out the window, the picture of the australian badminton pyer player he posted after an olympic loss. junk food after months of eating clean. big mac, two mcchickens, 40 chicken mcnuggets, smooth and six brownies over 7500 calories and he can kiss the abs
good-bye. >> there was a diet coke in the picture. "jimmy kimmel live" next followed by "nightline." and now for cecily, ducis rodgers and the entire "action and now for cecily, ducis rodgers and the entire "action news" team (lock clicks) (dramatic music) (group) surprise! oh my goodness! happy birthday! oh, you. (laughing) oh! oh! well, they say 70 is the new 60. (laughing) were you really surprised? oh, this was a wonderful surprise. you know, at our age, not all surprises can be this good. you're not kidding. (female #1) remember peggy's surprise last month when frank died?