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news and a man who gave his life to save hers. next. ♪ action news delaware valleys leading news program with jim gardner ♪ this is alotto a grandfather of 11 being hailed for guts and determination today because he saved a little boy from a fiery wreck risking his own life against a burning blaze, it's
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friday off i'm rick williams and the big story on action news is an act of heroism and bravery in delaware the good samaritan spoke exclusively with action news and brooks is live from the dupont hospital in wilmington where the boy who was saved continues to be treated there, bob. >> reporter: rick good evening that is not exaggeration, this is a true act of heroism. at one point the truck this little boy was trapped in was on fire and so hot others ran away and our hero stayed and did not give up on this child and as a result he saved his life. it's video that is scary to even look at. a major accident at an intersection in glasgow a 18-wheeler collided with a pickup truck. the truck exploded into flames. the doors are twisted and jammed from the impact, everyone is trapped inside including a
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six-year-old little boy. that is when good samaritan alotto sprung into action. >> joe the guy i work for he said looked like somebody is stuck inside the car. >> reporter: it was the six-year-old others saw and knew and time was running out. >> several people trying to pull him out of the car. >> reporter: he noticed a fire extinguish from the tractor-trailer that didn't work so he used it as a hammer. >> i saw the fire extinguish and picked it up. >> reporter: the boy's leg was stuck and the flames were getting so big others ran away but alotto did not. started backing out with the car and i don't know what it was i just didn't want to leave the car, the kid, it was the kid's life and i don't know what it was, i just didn't want to leave the car. >> reporter: thankfully an officer showed up with a working extinguish and the two saved the day. >> sprayed down the back and
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might have lubricated the child's leg and the officer grabbed aheld and i grabbed a hold and pulled the child out of the car and gave him a hug because i was happy he was out. i was scared. i didn't know you know what was going to happen from there. >> reporter: and certainly happy that alotto was there to save the day along with the police officer. there were two other people in that truck adult male and female and rescued as well and taken to local hospitals for treatment and live in wilmington bob brooks channel six action news rick. >> all right bob thank you for that report. police say a 56-year-old penn state associate professor was murdered by being pushed off from an 80 foot cliff. authorities charged 39-year-old george ishler junior with killing of associate professor ron old bettig and he taught in the college of communication and been reported missing last week and yesterday his body was found at the bottom of a quarry on
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interstate college and according to documents he said he lured bettig out there under a ruse they would harvest marijuana plants ishler had been growing and he believed he may have been written in to bettig's will and a possibility of financial gain if he was dead. a philadelphia man accused of turning drug addicts into sex slaves. authoritys say 44-year-old bruce steele ran an elaborate trafficking and prostitution ring in philadelphia he was sexually exploding 7 heroin addicted women he recruited from the streets and jails and prosecutors said then advertise their services on the internet pocketing every penny. >> basically forcing the women that worked for him involuntarily to come up with targeted figures every night and a thousand dollars. >> reporter: police say they found to of his victiming being
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held as sex slaves in his apartment and looking for additional victims and steele is facing three dozen felony charges including involuntary servitude. started with a knock on the door and ended with an 81-year-old man beaten and robbed in his home and happened in new castle county delaware on the 700 of hurt ford road after 12 this afternoon and they struck the senior citizen in the head several times, stole electronics, cash and jewelry and fled in a red car the victim was treated at the hospital. the f.b.i. is now investigating the philadelphia district attorney's office over da seth william's financial dealings and williams received 160,000 in gifts he failed to report until recently. city and state ethics laws require anything over 200 or 250 respectively must be disclosed. some of the gifts williams belatedly reported include 2700 couch, 3 vacations to the there
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keys and a new roof worth tens of thousands of dollars and according to sources f.b.i. questioned staffers in the prosecutor's office in relation to the gift and his attorney says the da made a terrible mistake and trying to have a settlement over late funds and no criminal charges have been filed. reward for information about this man tonight suspected of trying to rob two banks in philadelphia the first was at the citizens bank at 5th and godfrey around 9:20 this morning and demanded cash but fled empty handed then 40 minutes later police say he held up the bank on second and gerard street and no one hurt but f.b.i. considers him armed and dangerous. bar patrons came face-to-face with a robber's gun in philadelphia hunting park section and released this of the armed hold up early wednesday morning at franks place on 4200
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of north 15th and got away with cell phones and a pocket book and cash. charges her murdered his ex girlfriend and dumped her body in a trash bin, my precious hoskins on 2100locus treat on wednesday and died from multiple gunshot wounds. nation military in the spotlight tonight at event in center city philadelphia the concerned veterans for america's defend freedom tour hosted the event and the message for military personnel and families is for service and defend freedom to save the country and line up included inspirational speakers and musical performances. this was the last day of camp cadet in montgomery county and part sleep away and part basic training these campers ended learning about law enforcement
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and physical and mental prep ra preparations and graduation ceremonies held for campers who will leave with a better understanding of what police officers do on a daily basis and home the youngsters learn a little about themselves as well. a cumberland county police officer who was killed nine years ago continues to inspire the young woman he saved before his death. it's the story tonight of triumph that grew out of tragedy and a woman's promise to make sure her life honors the officer who gave him and jeff has his. >> i was in a bed at that point in my life and i never would have thought i would have been there. announcer: jen kins is brought to tears talking about her journey to becoming a corrections officer one that started nine years ago when a retired police officer gave his life to save her. >> die this 2007 and i had like
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be reborn another way. >> reporter: died while rescuing jenkins whose then boyfriend robinson was shoving her in a car trunk at this cawa and robinson ran over the former millville cop with his car and degario never left jenkins thoughts. >> in my mind when i sleep. >> reporter: entered law enforcement and yesterday she graduated the academy over coming the odds says the sergeant who investigated her case and has become her friend. >> so many people out there that are victims of violent crime who have lost a loved with unto violent crime and they don't know how to -- what to do, how to cope, how to have closure, hopefully this is a step in that direction. >> reporter: jenkins wants to honor dagario by making a better life for her children and carrying on the hero's selfless legacy of public service. >> it's really important for
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people to care about you in your life. >> i know he is watching and i guaranty you he is very proud of her like a lot of us are. >> reporter: dagario is a source of motivation for jenkins and says during the grueling runs in academy when she was ready to give up she thought of dagario's sacrifice and kept on running, reporting in bridgetoninterland channel six section news. still to come on action news why lit it will be hard to fight the mosquitos and the zika hotspot in the u.s. and a crash in new jersey and how one of the drivers is doing and also donald trump tours the flooding devastation in louisiana calling out president obama for inaction and learned what the white house is landing to do about it adam. >> rick after one day of a break from the 90s yesterday they were back today but we are going to finally see a major change coming from next week but could come with a price over the
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weekend, we will have details in accuweather. also ducis rodgers with a new development about those ryan howard steroid allegations, what action news continues tonight. as pass fios is not cable. we're wired differently, which means we can fix things differently. thanks for calling fios. this is ryan. you can't tell me this cord isn't in. i know it's in. it's in, but it's not working. i'm sending you a link to the my fios app that going to let me see what you're seeing.
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deadly crash in downtown newark
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new jersey is out of the hospital and driving a transit bus carrying about 20 people when police say he collided with another transit bus, the driver of the other bus joseph was killed with a female passenger on roberts bus, more than a dozen people injured. investigators still trying to determine exactly what caused the collision. it is a warning for pregnant women tonight from the government's top health experts do not visit miami's south beach the zika virus is spreading there. five people infected from mosquitos in the area, it's an extremely popular tourist spot unlike the other neighborhood nearby which is residential and the first local cases were confirmed. >> find it and respond and doing it with florida and miami dade county in two zones we documented transmission. >> do everything in our power to make the city safe for residents and tourist, the most important and job number one for the city
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of miami beach right now. >> reporter: florida's governor targeting one and a half square mile area with additional spraying and the problem with south beach is high rises and sea breeze and the mosquito that carries zika is difficult to control. olympic organizers in rio say they accept today's apology from swimmer ryan lochte and the major says he and three others involved in the gas station incident do not represent the american athletes that are here and on an on line post he said hit was a situation that could have and should have been avoided and called it a gunpoint robbery but said they were not victims but vandals destroying a bathroom while intoxicated and confronted by armed security guards. nearly 100 homes destroyed in southern california's blue cut wildfire the blaze scorched
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roughly 58 square miles with 26% of the fire contained, the fire has been raging almost five days in the mountains and desert 60 miles east of los angeles. the fire is so large that nasa was able to capture an image of it from space. louisiana's governor says short term housing and flood assistance is on its way to victims of the state's catastrophic flooding. fema is set to pay foro tell rooms on a rolling 30 day basis and nearly 4,000 people remain in shelters tonight and 22 of the state's public schools are so heavily damaged by the floods they cannot be opened by next week. donald trump visited flood ravaged louisiana today and trip came as the public was learning of a shake up in his campaign management his top man paul manafort resigned amid controversy and we have the latest. >> reporter: humble trump has appeared on the campaign trail on the ground in louisiana. donald trump was lending a hand
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meeting the people impacted by historic floods and touring the devastation, the gop nominee is working to pivot to look more presidential admitting he has not always chosen the right words. >> i have done that and believe it or not i regret it. >> reporter: but trump took time to criticize president obama taking heat for not cutting his vacation short to visit louisiana and trump later talked about his louisiana visit at a michigan rally. >> the spirit of the people is incredible and honestly obama ought to get off the golf course and get down there. >> reporter: he will make a trip to baton rouge tuesday and didn't want his travel impacting recovery efforts and the governor said he welcomed trump but not for a photo op and shake ups for management and manafort is out resigning he received elicit programs with a pro-russian leader and he said he did nothing wrong but one of trump's sons said his father
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didn't want to be distracted by manafort and hillary clinton released this video and a statement saying you can get rid of manafort but that doesn't end the odd bromance he has with vladimir putin. >> clinton sent out an e-mail how to donate to flood relief and the clinton foundation announced if hillary clinton becomes president it will not take corporate money and bill clinton will resign from the board, abc news washington. the international space station as what new front door thanks to busy astronauts today, two americans went on a six hour space walk to install the new docking port to allow the human capsules from space x and boeing to connect. those private companies hope to launch astronauts to the space station for the first time in a year or two. not since before prohibition has a grocery store in pennsylvania
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been able to sell wine and today it changes and the eagles store in the western part of the state rang up bottles of wine to go, beginning phase under a new law that loosens restrictions and the pennsylvania liquor control board approved 81 supermarkets, restaurants and hotels to sell wine. customers can buy up to three liters. pennsylvania unemployment rate held steady at 5.6% after going up five moves and 4.9% the national and payrolls grew 8,000 non-farming jobs last month. runners and bicyclists and pedestrians in valley forge will use the newly opened sullivan bridge and it restores the vital link between the national park and the schuylkill trail and the sullivan break is named for major john sullivan the officer charged by general george
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washington with building a bridge across the schuylkill river back this 1777. >> the old bridge. >> did you. >> really. >> it was. >> i bet you ran fast too didn't you? >> you look one way you go way down and the other. >> usain bolt across the bridge. >> not really. >> bolted quickly. weekend. >> yes. >> good running weather. >> though. >> in the morning. >> humid. >> good. >> look at the storm tracker six live double scan and i can say it will be beautiful and sleep in, not finding much going on up there as we begin this weekend. temperature wise 77 in philadelphia right now. 77 trenton lower 70s for the lehigh valley and same for the shore. 69 lancaster but again it's tremendously humid out there with those winds wrapping in off the atlantic ocean which is really warm actually in the mid 70s. satellite and radar we have storms to the south, they will remain there, not watching this
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system to push to the north, it's this system to the west that is going to bring the chance for some strong to severe thunderstorms especially the second half of the weekend. but for tomorrow the summer and the same old we are used to it at this point 90 degrees humid could be an isolated shower or thunderstorm and a few locations tomorrow afternoon but the majority will wait for the front on sunday and feeling extremely tropical on sunday 88 degrees ahead of the front with those storms in the afternoon but behind it notice this large high a lack of clouds patty pan those northwesterly winds will drive in here for the first part of the new workweek. and to show you on a different vantage point from the dew points of when that front comes through saturday, sunday upper 60s so again feeling very humid that is how much moisture is in the atmosphere and drops in the 40s it's very fall-like and low humidity in the atmosphere then it starts to climb in the end of next week as that summer like feeling returns, down at the
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shore as we go in the weekend 82 tomorrow partly sunny and 81 on sunday and most storms will hold off to the latter part of the day and last to see the storms but first is in the poconos and not tomorrow 80 and partly sunny but sunday 77 and watch for downpours and thunderstorms to develop late in the morning on sunday. exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast 90 again tomorrow hazy hot and humid and sunday humid with those storms erupting during the latter part of the day and this is a snapshot at 4:00 seeing them arriving from the west and could have really gusty winds and torrential rain and on monday lower humidity 82, sunny pleasant and beautiful of 81 and start to turn the dial up on the heat and humidity starting on wednesday of 87 and then back into the upper 80s on thursday and friday so it is a
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typical august weekend where you will want ice cream, cold drinks, a pool. >> enjoy it because labor day is right around the corner. >> it is. >> thank you. a new flag hangs at philadelphia city hall tonight, the flag of indonesia. this was a celebration of culture complete with song, dance and costumes and indonesia ambassador to the u.s. was on hand to receive a proclamation from philadelphia mayor jim kenney and philadelphia has one of the largest populations in the country even bigger than new york's. a stage full of young boys and girls took part in an evening of dance. the pow dancers joined a pilot program intended to serve over a dozen children but due to popularity admission was expanded and this took place in philadelphia's windfield section. ♪ ♪
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so you can clearly see what's in and what's out? oh absolutely. i like that. tech support that lets your technician see the problem over your smartphone. only from fios. engines in north wild wood the monsters on the beach truck races began qualifying heats and three day event features big foot aventure and brutis and take place on the wild wood beach on mariners and adventure pier. >> this sunday fuel burning funny cars. >> you have been there, very good. >> let's talk about the phillies. >> previous life. for the phillies just like old
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times and phillies and cardinals playing a tight one late in the night in south philadelphia and should be an age limit on caffeine. >> family celebration night. >> easy fella, six inning and tied at one and phillies bats weak up and herrera takes adam waneright and 3-1 lead in the top of the ninth inning and gomez to close it out, oh, boy reaction says it all and go with a 2-1 homer to tie the game in three and go to the 1st frank her man pitching and goes with john johnny peralta and they were 3-1 with runners in scoring position. >> did not score on
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opportunities and had to score more runs and had chances and couldn't capitalize and man on third with two outs twice and couldn't get him in, couldn't make contact, bases loaded. we had men in more position chances we did not capitalize. >> reporter: ryan howard in the clear and major league baseball investigation that he used human growth hormone revealed nothing of the sort and al jazeera reported the alleged use last december. still ahead in sports an olympic celebration to end all celebrations and who is earned about the eagles offense not this guy and we will hear from sam bradford on the subject.
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tomorrow and will prepare for pro season three and 2 on 0 in the preseason and the offense has not been sharp and failed to score a touchdown with the steelers last night is that cause to concern? do not mention that to sam bradford. not really concerned at all, you want to score touchdowns but you know it didn't happen. we did really good things out there tonight and why it's the preseason but i don't think there is a lot of concern for me right now. >> not the end of the world for me. i know what they have been doing in practice and know the types of reps we have been giving our guys and don't put a ton of game planning in with this and want to see execution. high prize for the defense and
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kicked off four passes with a touchdown by nolan carol and to the olympics the u.s. men's basketball team beat 82-76 spain and go to gold medal and face serbia a team they narrowly beat earlier in the games, finally what a way to celebrate gold and saykou monte won the gold in the 69 kilogram wrestling division and was overcome with emotion and instead of hugging her coach she body slammed him not once but twice. remember that? >> he popped right up. >> might leave a mark. >> taught him that and jimmy kimmel is next and we continue from morning and for ducis rodgers and metrologist adam joseph and jim gardner and the entire action team i'm rick williams, have a nice weekend.
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