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wilmington police have a person in custody for miprecious hoskins. chad you spoke with the victim's mother? >> reporter: she is devastated. the victims body was found a few feet to the left. the victim's mother live a few blocks away. but police are searching this home. they are searching this home for most of the day. taking out bags and bags of potential evidence. >> i'm still in shock. still unbelievable. devastated. >> as the family of hoskins mourns outside of her home they are searching this home on the 2100 block of locust. police are bagging potential evidence from inside and out. hoskins body was found a few feet away yesterday stuffed in a trash can. >> i want to know why?
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why did you treat my daughter as if she was trash? >> police say that hoskins was shot several times and a person of interest is taken into custody, sources say he was a former boyfriend. >> he is in trouble. and just got out of jail for pulling a gun on both of my daughters. >> she came to the scene and said she did not deserve to die in such an awful manner. we pray that god will comfort the family. >> and hos kin's mother tells me whoever is respond for killing her daughter she will find the strength to forgive. i'm live in wilmington, chad pradelli, channel 6 "action news." >> all right thank you. now to operation statewide. 40 people are under arrest after a massive child pornography buff in new jersey, investigators cast a wide net and one suspect
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from every county in the state. one suspect from burlington county whose play say this 67,000 illegal pictures and videos. john rawlins is live in cinnaminson with details on the investigation. >> reporter: what officials were able to explain today is that they have been able to monitor the web for child porn child sharing, they did get a computer address be from that they get a physical address that is what is driving all of this. in one case, one suspect was surprised as they came into arresting him, he was in the process of downloading a child porn file. >> the attorney general was asked if there was a common dem nominator. >> no just a depraved desire to see videos and images of kids being raped. >> this is peer to peer file
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sharing, they were able to track it. a diverse group from unemploymented to professional. >> a former teach their taught if delran and bristol, pennsylvania and philadelphia. >> that is adam farrington the father of three young children. the blinds were closed and nobody responded to his home. authorities say he left teaching in 2008. the neighbor saddened by the alligation this neighbor knew him as an attentive dad. >> he was a family oriented father, i saw him walking with his children and passing by and also through my observation seen him in the backyard playing with their kids, they have beautiful toys. >> 47-year-old john defay jr. of pitman, an i.t. professional. they believe he possessed 76,000 child porn files. >> he is a standout as someone
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that managed at least for us, at least for us in a depraved way to break some records. >> no evidence that anyone involved in the sweep actually manufactured or produce sd the child important but made the point that those that possess it and trade it fuels the demand for it. and fuels the demand of those that will exploit children in child morning. >> john thank you. a broken water main has caused problems in the chestnut hill section of philadelphia. it happened on german town avenue near bells mill road. crews spent hours making repairs and ten homes were without water and crews may have to close sd the roads this evening as the repaired continue here. >> the king of prussia mall turned the could have beener today and became even bigger. by 155,000 square feet. this is the long awaited grand
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opening of the indoor connecter from the plaza to the court. if you thought it was a shopper's paradise before look now. sara bloomquist is live. >> reporter: hi there rick, the brand new king of prussia mall expansion, it's beautiful and it smells new in here. today was a soft opening with just a few of the expected 50 stores to opening for business today. you can see though there are shoppers here tonight and they are loving what they see. the king of prussia mall is now one mall thanks to this brand new 155,000 square foot expansion that opened today after two and a half years of construction. up the escalator and enter a shiny bright new space with some of the highest end retailers anywhere in the world. >> it's beautiful. totally upgraded and world class in my mind. tiffany, and all of these other
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stores, this is first class. >> the new edition bridges the court on one side and the plaza on the other, no more walking outdoors. today's unveiling was billed as a ribbon joining rather than a ribbon cutting. >> when someone comes here for the first time they won't know there was a plaza and a court. it's one integrated seamless shopping experience. >> featuring new restaurants like shake shack and wifi and phone chargers throughout and a concierge service. and touch a scene to find your way around. it shows a signal about the region's economy. >> the king of prussia mall brin brings 60 million in tax revenue but considering what is happening in metro philadelphia it's a big statement. >> the hope is to draw shoppers
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from near and very far. this couple drove an hour and a half in townsend delaware just to check out the new stores. >> it's great. it looks more expensive. >> it probably is. >> yes, it is. >> yes, you don't want to forget your credit card if you come here. this is the restaurant area behind me, all kinds of soft seating, they want you to stick around. the project costs around $250 million and the owner said today it came in on time and on budget. more stores will be opening in the weeks and months ahead. one added perk, if you do valet park your car they will wash it for free. live at the king of prussia mall, channel 6 "action news." >> i do like that idea. thank you. brazilian police are denying claims that ryan lochte and three other american swimmers were robbed in rio.
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the civil police chief held a news conference saying the men were intoxicating while vandalizing a gas station before being confronted by security guards. lochte sticks to the story. but today they say that security guards pulled out their weapons during the incident and they deny the use of excessive force. the philadelphia eagles were looking for a second straight preseason victory, the birds are in pittsburgh ready to take on the steelers in less than an hour from now. jeff skversky is live way preview of tonight's match-up. >> reporter: hey rick, one pass that is it. that is all we saw of eagles quarterback sam bradford last week in the free season opener, that will not be the case tonight. bradford is expected to play the entire first quarter and maybe into the second quarter tonight here against the steelers, and as you can imagine, bradford is
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looking forward to extends playing time after only one short serieses in that preseason opener last thursday at home against the tampa bay bucks. he is looking to get into a rhythm and so are the veteran starters like peters and malcolm jenkins. >> i'm a guy where i feel like i need to fine tune things before i play. other guys, don't necessarily need it. but me personally, i like to get preseason reps, i don't want to play a whole half. but i definitely want to get a good feel for the game. >> as long as i get a good good catches and blocks, the rest is up to the coaches, i think once i get into the rhythm of the routes and rhythm that is all i need in the preseason game. >> of course the eagles will be without rookie quarterback,
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carson wentz with the hair line fracture in his ribs, an encouraging sign he was out here moments ago throwing passes, his ribs are still soar and the eagles hope to have him play in the final preseason game against the jets. eagles and steelers less than an hour away. jeff skversky, channel 6 "action news." all right thank you. we have breaking news to report tonight. from new jersey, vineland, new jersey, state police are investigating a nasty crash here. a dump truck overturned and was part of the accident and collided with other vehicles here and three people are injured. this took place southbound on route 55 near route 67 again in vineland, new jersey, three people are injured. we are told that the injuries are minor but traffic is blocked southbound on route 55 while police try to determine exactly what happened here. we'll continue to update the situation in vineland, new jersey and bring you more
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information as it becomes available. >> still to come on "action news" bruce caster takes on day one as acting attorney general of pennsylvania and governor tom wolf makes another nomination to replace kathleen kane. >> the high in philadelphia 88. and heat wave number five is officially over, that being said we are not done with the heat and humidity and the storms just yet. i'll explain in the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast. >> reporter: and cecily we are having a good old time at the yacht club here in stone harbor, we are celebrating because the heat wave is coming to an end. we'll have the shore forecast and toss the bean bags when "action news" comes right back. >> thank you. and ducis rogers with sports and more.
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tom wolf has chosen bruce beamer to replace kathleen kane as attorney jen. he testified against her during her trial. kane's first assistant bruce caster served as acting attorney general. caster says he will do all within my power to make sure the officer of attorney general is in good shape for when the next attorney general arrives. david heckler is stepping down and that he is resigning on december 2nd. he started as an assistant d.a.
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in 1972. he served is he 11 years as a county judge. heckler's term would have ended in january of 2018. county judges will choose an interim da until the november 2017 election. what do we want? >> unionized workers rallied in delaware county. after the stalemate in trenton for road projects. they protested outside of diane allen's office in cinnaminson. they say it has caused thousands of layoffs and want a resolution now. there has been no response from governor christie's office.
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ducis is here and questions about the eagles offense as they head to is the second preseason match-
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match-up. >> the results may not count but what the coaches see certainly will. they need to fine tune aspects of their team and get the chance with the steelers. jeff skversky is live with the preview. >> reporter: sam bradford wants to get into a rhythm and a flow of a game. he'll get that shot against the steelers, he will play the entire first quarter and perhaps a few snaps into the second quarter tonight. and perhaps we'll see green beckham, lets look at him at prewarm-ups, the guy that got from the titans on tuesday was originally ruled out but he is not on their inactive list but perhaps the eagles having a change of heart after watching him in pregame warmouts. doug peterson is trying to
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figure out preseason playing time you don't want a guy to get hurt. >> i can't really worry, if it's going to happen it's going happen. you want to give them time in week two and more in week three, and then back them down and get them ready for the opener, you just go to -- there are some players you may consider holding or letting them play a couple two or three series and get them out. but for the most part everybody is going to go. >> doug peterson kind of taking the injury approach when it comes to the offensive line tonight. lane johnson, is expected to be suspended so they are planning on life without lane, so tonight right tackle will be allen barber. sliding over from left guard. we'll see how sam bradford does with his makeshift offensive line with the steelers.
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jeff skversky channel 6 "action news." >> all right thank you. jared gets the ball for the phillies. he has pitched better and the phils are trying to avoid a sweep. the rookie took one right on the chin, adrian gonzales hit a first inning homer. and ramos in the seventh, the phillies lost 7-2. the latest medal count has the u.s. with 95 and the next closest country is nearly 40 medals behind. it's all red, white and blue in the women's 100 meter hurdles last night. it was the american's first sweep of an event. philadelphia's mia ali won the silver meadal in that event.
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>> congratulations to her. >> it was fun to watch. quick break and cecily tynan with the accuweather forecast.
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meteorologist, cecily tynan, is here now way closer look at today's forecast, and it felt nicer too. >> temperatures in the 80s and the heat wave is officially over and we may be heading into another one. this is a three day. not eight days. stormtracker 6 live double scan show that we have pretty much dry conditions, there is an isolated shower in york county and another one across the poconos, and most of the region though, is rain free, and heat wave number five is in the
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history books, it lasted for eight days and people are asking me is this a record? not even close, the longest heat wave in 1988 lasted 18 days and back in 1991 we had ten heat waves, not a record we have seen worse but people are happy it's over. philadelphia 88 degrees and allentown 86 and wilmington 87. the dew points really dropped inland in the 60s but still dew points in the 70s along the shore. still pretty humid there but a good amount of sunshine today. satellite 6 along with action radar show that the system that brought us much needed rain last night has now stalled down to the south, the next cold front is across the northern plains and that blasts through on sunday and that is the system that brought us true relief with temperatures in the 80s and low humidity. it's a bit on the warm and humid
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side tonight and 74 for center city. and tomorrow we look at a hot day, slightly muggy as well with a high of 91 degrees, on saturday, that is when the humidity intensifies. hazy, hot and humid with a high of 90 and we could touch the low 90s on sunday, once again officially making that another heat wave, the sixth heat wave of the year. that moves through on sunday with the potential for gusty thunderstorms and then after that we have true relief on the way. in the men time, melissa magee, you won your corn hole tournament and now basking in victory in stone harbor. >> have you to today cecily because it's absolutely beautiful ladies doing laps in the bay and outside of the yacht club having a fantastic time. the shore forecast is covered for you. friday mostly sunny and warm and a high temperature of 84 degrees
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and on saturday, partly sunny and the humidity comes right back. a high of 82. on sunday clouds and sun we are track that front with showers and storms likely as well. high temperature coming in at 84 degrees, that wraps up our weekend we are glad that heat wave number five is in the history books and if you are down here, heading over to the yacht club of stone harbor, it's wing night tonight going on until 9:30. come over and grab yourself wings it's the place to be. >> all right bring them back here. >> there is a rope i may just go over there and jump in the water -- >> want to watch -- you going to do it. >> no! don't watch! it's over there. >> i'm calling her bluff. i'm watching. >> i'm not doing it! >> i'm still watching. how much time do i have left?
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by melissa bring some wings. she said she was going to do it. if you head to the poconos it's mostly sunny tomorrow and 81 degrees and saturday warm and humid season 81 and could be an active day on sunday with showers and thunderstorms and temperatures in the 70s. so the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, next three days, temperatures in the 90s and could be the sixth heat wave of the year and then strong thunderstorms move through on sunday and look at next week, glorious. 84 on monday and tuesday 82 and wednesday 85 and thursday 87 with low humidity, relief is really on the way. it arrives on monday. >> all right thank you cecily and melissa. abc world news with david muir is next on channel 6. for cecily and ducis, i'm rick williams, have a nice evening. we'll see you at 11:00.
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tonight, breaking news from rio, coming in right now. police now recommending that two american swimmers, including ryan lochte, be indicted. authorities in brazil say the swimmers lied. tonight, right here, the new surveillance video of them at that gas station. what really happened. and standing firm, this evening, sources who have talked to the swimmers tell abc news that they were, in fact, held up by armed gunmen. also breaking, the wildfire out of control. flames now racing tonight, across land at 30 miles an hour. the major headline coming in from chicago. the head of police says seven police officers should be fired. he says they lied after an officer shot and killed a teenager. the well-known american military family and the mother allegedly drowned by her own son. and usain bolt.

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