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a woman's body found inside
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of a trash can. within the past hour we've learned brand-new details about this disturbing mystery in plain view of family on a wilmington street. wednesday night. jim's off. i'm rick williams. and the the big story on "action news" othe big story on "tionneo the woman's death an questi is the killer the loose? "action news" reporter, has the very latest on the investigation tonight. >> reporter: the grim reality is someone is dead and stuffed inside of one of those garbage cans. it's a disturbing discovery made this afternoon on 22nd street in wilmington, a neighborhood where you can see children play openly and a charter school is just steps away. parents say this kind of crime here has got to stop. >> so many things have been going on in this city of wilmington, delaware, or killaware as they calm it. -- call. >> reporter: she heard pounding on her door. >> they asked did i hear anything? when i opened the door, i seen
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the crime scene. so i said what's a body down there? they didn't state if it was an adult or a baby. >> reporter: well, just after 10:00 tonight, police stated it's sadly the body of an 18 to 25-year-old woman. neighbors say this is extremely puzzling no one we spoke with noticed anything wrong. she said she even asked detectives how they knew someone was in there. >> so i said to myself, how did you-all know? they said they got a tip on the trash can. >> reporter: at this point, there's no officia wd owho the vict is. part of the investigation focused around this gray car. it was tested thoroughly for fingerprints. michele johnson has been living in wilmington her whole life. she can't believe what she saw today. >> no one is doing anything about the city of wilmington and the community is falling apart. >> reporter: okay. again, information on this exdeemly limited. the police need help with this one. if you know anything, immediately pick up the phone and call the wilmington police department. reporting in wilmington, bob
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brooks, "channel 6 action news." rick? >> reporter: thanks, bob. in camden county this evening, chopper 6 was over the scene in clementon. one person was killed. five others injured after two cars collided during the evening rush. one of the cars slammed into a pole. no word on the extent of the injuries or the identity of the passenger who did not survive. in another crash tonight injured four people when this car slammed into a house. three of the victims were people inside the home. it all happened in wilmington along the 900 block of north spruce street. police say two cars collided sending one of them veering off into several parked cars and then into the side of a house. fortunately, though, no one was seriously hurt. this just in from our new jersey newsroom this evening. governor chris christie has issued an executive order it make money available for "absolutely essential road
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projects." construction work ground to a halt last week when the state's transportation trust fund dried up amid political fighting. the governor and legislature could not reach a deal about raising the state's gas tax. christie says no evident progress on legislation has been made. concerned residents came together tonight in the germantown neighborhood where a 6-year-old boy was caught in the crossfire and shot nearly a dozen times last week. while the youngster continues to fight for his life, the boy's mother is desperately seeking justice and an end to the violence. christie ileto is live at the hospital tonight where that little boy is still being treated. christie. >> reporter: rick, tonight we heard from the boy's mother. you didn't have to be apparent -- a parent to hear the anguish in her voice. her son is alert and talking but has a very long roa recovery. choking back tears, mrs. brown
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speaks for the first time on the block where her 6-year-old son's body was riddled with nearly a dozen bullets. the boy had just left his grandmother's house when he was caught in the crossfire. now dozens show up wednesday night rallying to stop the violence. >> i'm so blessed god spared my baby. he's slowly progressing. he's talking now he's now off his breathing treatment. >> reporter: mahaj known as haji by his family have had seven surgeries and will likely have more. his mother says he knows what happens to him but doesn't understand why. >> he told the officer that took him to the emergency room, why they shoot me? like? you know, that's kind of hard. i try to put it in a kid's frame. so i tell him you're a superhero so god wanted to see your powers. >> reporter: in the last week, there have been more than three dozen shootings citywide. seven fatal. the gunmen in this shooting are still on the run. if someone knows who shot
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this 6-year-old, do you feel like they should come forward? >> i d >> reporter: this woman lives on the same block as the shooting. >> it's the point of like letting them know who did it. >> i just pray, you know, that, like i said, somebody have a heart, have a soul. and somebody come forward. >> reporter: and because of where he was shot in his abdomen, he's not allowed to have solid food. in fact, he's on a feeding tube and he's going to be here at st. christopher's the next three to four weeks. agai abody whnatn about who pulled the trigger is asked to contact detectives. reporting live here at st. christopher's, christie ileto, "channel 6 action news." rick? >> thank you. our tropical-like weather has taken a break finally. the humidity dropped slightly today even as our longest heat wave of the year continues. but tonight, storms are pushing into the area and meteorologist cecily tynan is tracking it using the most powerful radar in the region, stormtracker 6
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double scan. >> we have storms moving into our region. we need the rain but we don't need the severe weather. and the national weather service has issued a severe weatherstorm warning for southern new castle county and all of kent county, delaware, until 11:45. that's because this line of storms can come with 60-mile-an-hour wind gusts and even small hail. and we're really zoomed in on double scan live. and in the past 15 minutes we've had 76 lightning strikes. this whole complex is moving over route 13 between middletown and dover. and you can see a little bit of the bowing out. that's indication we are getting rushing wind. i think between smyrna and dover it's the strongest. if it stays together, it will be moving into cumberland county, new jersey, and southern salem county as well. so don't be surprised if you hear that rumble of thunder. it expands up to the north, but just in the form of generally a
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soaking rain. this is a good thing. wilmington, chadds ford, media, philadelphia right now, it's raining. and this will be continuing in the overnight hours. but we're not out of the woods yet as far as the heat and humidity. this is day eight of our heat wave, the longest of the year. i'll let you know what to expect after this coming up in the full accuweather forecast. rick? >> all right. thank you, cecily. we'll check back in later. in other news, smash-and-grab thieves used sledgehammers to demolish jewelry cases during a brazen heist this morning at philadelphia mills mall. the three men hit the zales jewelry store just before 10:30 a.m. they made off with gold and diamond rings. investigators tell "action news" they are looking into the possibility this is the same group of robbers who struck a helzberg diamonds at the montgomery mall two weeks ago. lansdowne police are asking for your help tonight to catch a cigarette thief. surveillance photos show the suspect at the wawa on lancedown udown avenue friday at 5:30 in the morning.
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he ran off with numerous cartons from behind the counter. a philadelphia woman wants to know what a convicted sex offender was doing behind the wheel of a taxi cab. she says her cabby tried to beat and rob her. >> then he grabbed and went in between my legs, went between my legs, went between the back of my legs. and then he just started slamming arnold the car, trying to get into my pocket book. i start screaming, help. >> the victim says this man, darrell mcfadden, attacked her on august 9th outside the ard train station. he is now underarrest but court records show he has a criminal history including statutory sexual assault, corruption of minors, and simple assault. mainline taxi had no comment when "action news" asked why he was employed as a driver. the public utilities commission, which regulates taxis, is now investigating. it tells us companies must do background checks every two years. and felons can be hired, but drivers must provide "safe and
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reliable service." former republican montgomery county commissioner and district attorney bruce castor is officially the acting attorney general in pennsylvania tonight having been sworn in to succeed kathleen kane. kane stepped down at the end of business today as she awaits sentencing in october for her conviction on perjury and obstruction charges. the first woman elect the to the state's top law enforcement post says she was proud of the work her office did and she called today bittersweet. >> i want to say to pennsylvanians, i have been truly honored to serve them. it has been one of the greatest experiences of my life. >> kane refused to comment on the verdict after being found guilty on monday, she vowed to appeal. meantime, she cannot practice law since her license has been suspended. >> somebody has told me that your future is always better than your past. so you know, we're going to move on. i want people to know i'm okay. the boys are okay. >> voters will elect a new attorney general in november.
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bruce castor will serve in january when that person is sworn in or until governor tom wolf names a fill-in. donald trump has received his first classified intelligence briefing just hours after saying he doesn't trust america's intelligence agencies over the past ten years. this is the republican nominee pulling up to the fbi field office in new york city where respent two hours learning about current and emerging threats from national security officials. trump was allowed to bring two advisers. he chose new jersey governor chris christie as one of them. this also comes hours after trump met with a roundtable of advisers to discuss security issues including ideas for fighting islamic terrorism. at the table, a new campaign manager and a new ceo. for his campaign. it comes in the shakeup at the top of his -- of his candidacy. those close to the candidate say these moves mean he does not plan to change his brash and controversial style.
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meanwhile, hillary clinton brushed off trump's new campaign staff saying he can hire and fire anyone he wants but he's still the same man and has "shown us who he is." said clinton, "there is no new donald trump. this is it." at this rally in cleveland, the democratic presidential nominee also accused trump of trying to cut taxes for the superwealthy. she mecheed again not to -- pledged again not to raise taxes on middle class earners. well, no word yet on funeral arrangements for john timoney. the former philadelphia police commissioner died after a lengthy battle with lung cancer. timoney led the city's police force from 1998 to 2001. before that, he worked for the new york police department and most recently he was chief of police in miami. in fact, it was in florida where timoney was rushed to the hospital after suffering complications while at home. for those who knew him best, john timoney will best be remembered as simply a tough irish guy with a big heart. he was 68.
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full kroft police officer christopher dorman received a commendation of valor tonight. his partner and a sergeant were also commended for valor and heroism for their quick actions to save dorman and apprehend the shooter. dorman is on demand after being shot seven times. he says he's thankfulfor all the prayers he and his family have received. hundreds of thousands of spectators packed the beach and the boardwalk to get a glimpse of the atlantic city air show. the u.s. air force thunderbirds provide the grand finale. the 15-16 squadron jetted through the sky and commanded attention. the army's parachute team also flew in. even chopper 6 did a flyover right there. 6abc was once again a proud broadcast partner of this annual event. and still to come on "action news" tonight, developing details about two american olympic swimmers who said they
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were robbed at gunpoint and what happened as they tried to make it back to the u.s. plus -- emergency at sea. the coast guard comes to the rescue as hundreds aboard have to flee from a ship on fire. and scientists say this is your brain on obesity. we've got new research about a link between being overweight and aging brains. cecily? >> well, we hit 91 degrees today. this makes it day eight of our heat wave, the longest of the year. this running more than four degrees above normal. i am tracking cooler weather on the way as well as overnight storms. i'll have details in the accuweather seven-day forecast. also, jamie apody with another ovation for former philly chase utley. how he fared on the field tonight when "action news" continues.
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it was a terrifying trip at sea for more than 500 passengers aboard a ship that caught fire. flames sparked in an engine room as the caribbean fantasy traveled from san juan, puerto rico, to santa doe minko. the u.s. coast guard rushed to the rescue. then the captain ordered the crew and passengers to abandon ship. more than a dozen were treated for broken bones, smoke inhalation, dehydration and shock. it hit hard. it hit fast. it hit with an intensity we've never seen before. that's the sentiments of veteran firefighters battling a raging fire in california. the blue cut fire has spread across 47 square miles engulfing homes and forcing more than 82,000 people to evacuate. to the north of this location, the so-called clayton fire is still burning. so far it has claimed 175 homes, businesses, and 4,000 acres. arson investigators say this man, damon paschic, set the
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wildfire in all 10,000 firefighters are fighting the eight ongoing blazes in california. and developing from brazil tonight, american olympic swimmers jack conger and gunner bentz were removed from their return flight to the u.s. by brazilian authorities. this comes hours after a judge ordered ryan lochte and jimmy fagan to stay in the country. police are investigating the claim that they were all robbed at gunpoint on sunday. police say they have found little evidence so far to support their accounts. and investigators say the swimmers were unable to provide key details in police interviews. lochte already flew out of rio and is back in the u.s. tagson believed to still be in brazil. the mother of a college student accused of killing a couple and biting the victim's face says drugs were not to became. she says her 19-year-old son austin had been acting strangely
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for days before he allegedly killed a man and his wife in florida on monday. she says he claimed to have superpowers before storming out of a restaurant after a fight with his father. the suspect is hospitalized, in stable condition, but investigators have not been able to talk to him because of a breathing tube. and they've not yet found any trace of drugs in his system. on "healthcheck" at 11:00 tonight, as if we need another reason to put on the pounds, a new study finds obesity may damage your brain. the university of cambridge research looked at people between the ages of 20 and 87. middle age people who were overweight or obese had brains that resembled someone 10 years older. they had less white matter, which is highlighted in yellow in the brain scans. white matter links regions of the brain together. but it's too early to say what kind of effect this has and if the brain degeneration can be reversed when people actually lose weight.
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at&t is not calling it a rate hike since the higher prices include more data. so for many customers, they'll pay less per gigabyte of data. after exceeding your data for the month, at&t will slow internet speeds to a crawl rather than charge you for over usage. those who don't want to switch can keep their existing man. the changes take effect on sunday. i think i'm going to switch back to a walkie-talkie. it's cheaper. [ laughter ] >> yeah. do the cans with the string. yeah. >> string. [ laughter ] how is it looking out there? >> we're looking wet, which is a good thing. we need the rain but we are also getting -- >> it cooled off a little bit. >> yeah. you get evapative cooling with the rain. storm 6 double scn shows that a pretty steady rain is moving into the philadelphia area but we do have a line of some intense storms right now working
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out of delaware. it's really moving across the delaware bay right now heading towards salem and cumberland county. we've had 68 lightning strikes with this line, and there is a severe thunderstorm warning for southern kent county now that's been expanded until 11:45. you can see this whole line is pushing to the east pretty quickly at about 45 miles per hour, farther up to the north, not seeing any lightning. this is just a pretty good steady rain moving from lancaster, chester, delaware counties, into philadelphia. this whole complex will be moving through in the overnight hours. and most of it will be out of here by the morning commute. temperatures right now, rain cool 77 in wilmington. allentown, 78. >> interpreter: , 79. philadelphia, the warm spot, at 84 degrees. and millville currently at 76. satellite 6 showing this piece of energy that's rolling through right now. again, the most intense part is right over us, really south of philadelphia, and as it rolls through, tomorrow morning, the morning commute, the early part,
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don't be surprised if you do see a few spotty showers around 6:30. lots of clouds. kind of a gloomy start to the day. but as we head through the afternoon, all of this will be breaking up, giving way to some sunshine, possibility of a couple spotty showers late in the afternoon. mainly, though, we will be dry. and if the clouds break quickly enough, we could hit 90 degrees. if that happens, that would be heat wave day nine. i think it's going to be close. if the clouds hold firm, we could hit 89 degrees. whatever happens tomorrow, it will be a bit on the humid side after this rain. on friday, we get some drier air moving in. 91 degrees. but the weekend, this hazy, hot and humid conditions return with oppressive humidity and temperatures in the low 90s. so if you are on the beaches tomorrow, 69, the ocean water temperature, some upwelling, it's chilly in the ocean. delaware beaches, 85. mixture of clouds and sunshine. and there will be a sea preez. new tropical storm was formed today, fiona, maximum sustained
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winds 40 miles per hour. it's in the open atlantic. it will continue to push to the northwest as we head through the week into next week. at this point, no threat to land. but that's something i'll continue to track for you. so the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, morning clouds, a shower, breaking for some sunshine, 90 degrees. friday, plenty of sun. it will be hot, 91. humidity in check but it gets more muggy as we head through the weekend. possibility of a late-day storm saturday. better chance sunday ahead of a cold front. that front on monday will bring us showers and thunderstorms. look at this. tuesday, mostly sunny. temperatures below normal for a change, 83 degrees. and wednesday, sunny and pleasant with a high of 85. of course, david murphy will be looking at stormtracker 6 at 4:30 in the morning tracking some of the showers as they're moving out. >> is that the day you said we should all take off, tuesday? >> yeah, it should be a holiday. i'll write notes for everybody. >> you may need to write a few of them for me. all right, thank you.
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the mural arts program installation tonight is lighting up south philadelphia. it's call the electric street. the project of paint and lights is transforming a neglected block of passyunk square. the first phase includes two properties. the finished project will span the entire block.
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citizens bank student loans jamie's in for ducis tonight and the philliesdoenoer victory in south philadelphia. >> that's one way to say it. you and your corny jokes. >> well, you know. >> last night, one for of the ages as chase utley was welcomed back to philadelphia with a 90-second standing ovation. he gave the fans two home runs and a grand slam in return. tonight the encore. [ cheers and applause ] unlike last night, there would be no curtain call because utley went hitless 0 for 5 with two strikeouts. it's been a tough start in the big leagues for jake thompson. fourth inning, gonzalez out of the park with a three-run shot. he had two home runs in this
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game. the next inning, justin turner's turn, two-run shot. made it 5-1 dodgers. phills the strand the baits. they stranded the bases. there's no muscle from anyone. they lose 7-2. some billing news pregame. aaron nola transferred to the 60 day dl with tendons in hisbo so elbow. his season is over. the eagles, sam bradford expected to go in the second quarter tomorrow. of course, this is an entirely new offense from the up-tempo version chip kelly ran. bradford says they'll still fine-tuning.
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>> we talked about it a lot in the last week. even though we're in the playing huddle and we're not playing at that tempo, we can still attack the defense from thehdle and th by coming out, geing lined , making oua d all set up., noting them >> yesterday pederson had a special guest at practice, dick vermeil, a huge pederson fan. he actually is optimistic about the season. thinks they might be better than last year. >> well, vermeil is actually a new part owner of the phila
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despite the low expectations for the eagles th moing, he do have a football in town playing for a championship, the soul arena bowl-bound. how do you get ready for the title game? you pay a visit to 6a, course. what beer way to pick so the numb one stationn th plat. right? hook, they're in your seat. what would it mean to bring the title back to town? >> it would be huge. i'm a hometown guy myself. i've been a phillies sports fan all my life, so just to be able to play in this game would be awesome, to be part of it would be great. >> and if you can bring a championship home? >> that's what we're going to do. >> where are your cheerleaders? >> i don't know but i wasn't here yet. but had i known -- [ laughter ] it was a nice visit. all right, thank you, jamie. "jimmy kimmel live" is next followed by "nightline." "action news" continues at 4:30.
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now for cecily tynan, jamie apody, ducis rodgers, jim gardner, the entire "action news" team, i'm rick williams. have a nice evening. we'lwe'll see you right here tomorrow.


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