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groceries, with his girlfriend, the suspect then allegedly pushed his girlfriend to the ground and unleashed his aggression on her 2-year-old son. it was an emotional day we he entered the courtroom today. he is accused of murdering his girlfriend's son. he did not hold back when talking about the fate. >> my grandson was 2 years old innocent. he gets to live the rest of his life in prison, it should be death penalty. >> they referred to the victim as only jb in court was struggling to keep her emotions in check. >> according to jb's mother the defendant punched jb in the chest, so hard in fact that he went back against the wall and struck the back of his head,
when he got up he punched him again a second time. causing him again to strike his head on the wall and rendering him unconscious. >> prosecutors say his liver was lacerati laceration. he was fighting the impulse to jump out of his chair. >> it was tough for me not to go over the counter. very tough. >> prosecutors say that he even told the toddler to hold his hands up like he was in a fight. is he held on $1 million cash bail and faces life without parole. >> disturbing details today thank you. the race for the white house is making another swing through our region today. republican vice presidential nominee, mike pence is about to hold a rally in bucks county and
that comes after a business tour earlier today in king of prussia. that is where john rawlins is live with the details on the indiana governor's visit. >> reporter: it was a pretty simple pitch from the indiana governor, that life would be better for firms like this one that generate jobs under a trump-pence administration. mike verb was amongst the first gop in pennsylvania to back trump. >> the road to the white house goes straight through pennsylvania. >> with an american flag suspended from a hoist as the backdrop. indiana governor and veep nominee said hello to an invitation only crowd. >> am a christian, conservative and republican, in that orderer. >> earlier today mike pence got a tour of the company used to
make jet engines. a business that grew from 11 to 300 employees and that it would do far better under trump pence than clinton kaine. >> this is struggling with obama care of hillary clinton and barack obama, the truth of the matter is, they like to tell us this is the economy is the best we can do. >> trump's slumping poll numbers in pennsylvania. showing an 8% to 10% nod in clinton's direction. asked about that? >> the numbers are all over the map and they will continue to be. this race in so many ways starts over labor day and we'll have debates on the national stage and we'll be canvassing and continuing to articulate donald trump's vision to make america great again. >> mr. pence continued his pennsylvania travels today to a rally in pipersville, bucks
county. he is using a family owned local business as a backdrop. >> john thank you. and after the rally in king of prussia, look at this, governor pence made an unusual stop to norristown where just a few minutes ago he got a haircut at jones barbershop at east airy's street. >> and some gathered outside to protest the republican ticket. montgomery county democrat held signs calling pence and trump dangerous and deceitful. and taking trump's remarks about women and pence's opposition to legal abortion. and tim kaine spent his day introducing hillary clinton's plan to cut taxes for small
businesses, saying that delicious has policies to encourage more americans to start and expand companies. kaine ruled out the proposal during an event with small business owners in colorado. in his first visit since floodwaters ravaged louisiana. president barack obama got a first look at the damage left behind. visiting with residents in east baton rouge, louisiana. the nation is heart broken. 13 people died and more than 60,000 homes were damaged. he wanted people to know they are not alone and help is available. he signed a disaster declaration making federal funds available and that everyone needs to pitch in to help rebuild. something he has seen louisianaans do before. >> i know how recilient people
of louisiana are and i know you will rebuild again. what i have seen today prove its. it's not just about property damage but about people's roots. >> many questioned why president obama didn't visit sooner. fema's director says he did not want to take away from the fema efforts and that will take a while. they call this the worst districter since hurricane sandy hit our area four years ago. it's time for a check of the accuweather forecast for what is another gorgeous day in our area. >> a repeat from yesterday and tomorrow will be pretty similar around here and this morning, the fall feeling was in the air. fake a look at the morning lows, where we started. 52 in allentown and 55 in reading and 49 in lancaster and 40s in the poconos and 62 in philadelphia and 50s for millville. even along the shore. in fact, it was the coolest
start to the day in over two months. have you to go back to june for philadelphia, and wilmington it was june 18th and allentown june 18 and right now 80 in allentown and 80 in wilmington and upper 70s at the shore with the weak sea breeze going into effect. pleasant here this afternoon. and we'll enjoy another cool night ahead, and then the temperatures will start warming along with the humidity and heat wave. number six is likely. we'll let you know how long that will last coming up in the full accuweather forecast. the 90s make a return as we go through the rest of week. >> all right adam, you can keep up with the latest information by following our meteorologists on facebook and twitter. a great way to share photos and videos with us. go to 6abc.com/weather for constantly updated forecast.
former police commissioner john timoney was laid to rest in new york. friends and family gathered at st. patrick's cathedral to stay good-bye to timoney. current commissioner william braton delivered the eulogy. he was 68 yeared old. the class of 20120 moved into widener university. freshman brought their belongings into their dorms and had help with the heavy lifting from student volunteers. the idea is to make the bitter sweet transition easier for parents and the new students. >> we are sensitive to the anxiety and we do everything we can do be successful and help the parents understand how they can help the students be successful. >> i'm feeling nervous for her.
not for me but for her. >> probably a little bit of every emotion, neverous, excited and sad i'm leaving family and friends at home. >> now that the freshman are making themselves at home it's the upper classman's turn to move in a couple of days from now. the parents are just as nervous to. they get teary eyed. time now for the "action news" traffic report. lets go to matt pellman in the traffic center with a first look at traffic. >> reporter: drivers are not too teary eyed just a couple of issues. we are live here in east norton 202, at german town pike just south at 202 at colonial drive is there is an accident. if you are a 202 driver i would watch for the mike pence motorcade on the move soon up towards buck county and
pikesville. look for stoppages along 202 this afternoon. someone reportedly trapped in the wreckage along ashborn road near york road. no issues on the pennsylvania turnpike but across the state line in northern delaware, kennett pike at 52 is blocked this afternoon at 82 that is kirk road. nasty accident there. if you want to come down 202, the concord pike. overall things look good there. but its grove, a crash blocking 77 bridgeton pike between glassboro road and millville road and a fuel spill is involved with that as well. we expect 77 to be blocked for a bit. lets grab the ipad done the commuter report on this tuesday afternoon. a word of a crash on 295 north in mansfield. close to the turnpike connecter and a lot of volume to accompany that northbound accidents. >> okay matt thank you. and still ahead, a fight
between a father and a son ends with one of them dead and the other in the hospital. >> plus, airline security sets a new record, wait until you hear how many guns were confiscated in a single week. >> and the zika virus continues to spread. we have details on the newest casescks including one outside of the area the officials have been watching. technology. technology... say, have you seen all the amazing technology in geico's mobile app? mobile app? look. electronic id cards, emergency roadside service, i can even submit a claim.
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for the content of this advertising. an american soldier died today during a roadside bombing in afghanistan. the attack also wounded a second american. and six afghan soldiers in that same patrol. this happened in the southern homeland province where dozens of u.s. troops are helping to defend the city against the
taliban. the military has not identified the american soldier who was killed. a fire killed four people in chicago than included three children. police say that it looks like someone set this fire on purpose. it took more than 200 firefighters to put ott the flames at this apartment building this morning. police now think that someone inside of that building started this after some kind of domestic dispute. the victims include a 6-year-old, 4-year-old and 3-month-old as well as an adult man. the bomb and arson squads are still investigating. a fight between a father and son ended with one of them dead and the other in the hospital in berks county. police were called to a home on limokiln road in olney township at 2:30 this morning, someone inside told them that 37-year-old jason hershorn was attacking his father. and by the time the police got there, the son jason was dead.
the father, robert was sent to the hospital and they have not said how this started or how jason hershorn died. airport security agents confiscated a record number of guns from people trying to carry them on to the planes last week. the tsa say their agents found 81 guns and 70 of them were loaded and 31 had a round in the chamber, the tsa says that finding weapons nothing new and they found throwing knives and a machete over the course of the week. the state of florida says they confirmed five new cases of zika that were transmitted locally. governor rick scott says that four of them are in miami in the same neighborhood as other known cases but the fifth is in the tampa region outside of the zones. officials are not sure how that person got infected but that
patient has not traveled recently. zika is linked to severe birth defects for pregnant women. verizon is once again the top cell phone provider, including reliability and data and text and overall performance. the sixth straight year verizon has taken the top spot and in fact it was not even a close competition here. the report gave a score of 98 out of 100. the next closest was at&t with a score of 51. here is a look at the day's closing numbers. the dow jones picking up 18 points and the nasdaq up about 15.5 and the s&p 500 up about 4 points on the day. all green arrows across the board.
jennifer lawrence is the highest paid actress in the world. lawrence made $46 million before taxes over the last year and mostly from the hunger game series, she got a piece of the box office as part of her payout. the second year in a row that lawrence topped the list and melissa mccarthy was second. this year's hockey season is a year long celebration for the flyers as they mark the 50th year for their franchise, today they got the party started by trading in the ice for the sand. the action cam was in ocean city where artists created an ice disrupt your of the team's logo. flyers preseason tickets when on sale today and they officially open their 50th season come october 14th in los angeles. >> that looks pretty cool. >> 50 years.
>> and a good day to be on the sand. lets check in on adam. they are blue and pretty today. >> it's good to be anywhere in the delaware and lehigh valley. not a cloud in this vantage point, a wall of blue here, low humidity and comfortable temperatures. and it is going to remain that way for the next 24 hours. 82 now and the temperature in philadelphia, dew point nice and low at 52 degrees, a light south-southwestly wind and the pressure is high at 30.27 and starting to fall as little bit as high pressure pushes away and the ocean temperature pleasant at 74 degrees. the exception is along the shore a weak sea breeze going into effect so you'll only lose 1 or 2 degrees, 78 beach haven. little to show you on the satellite and radar, the high
pressure is pushing to the east and you see moisture in the form of clouds to the south and west and that is the return flow of the heat and humidity that eventually will be pushed back to the north. for tonight it's clear and cool and in the comfy zone, if you opened up the windows you realized how cool it got in the house tonight. 57 in reading and 61 wilmington and 58 in millville and 60 in trenton and down along the coastline, temperatures between 63 and 64 degrees, future tracker 6, 70s still here at 10:00 tomorrow morning, a pleasant midweek as we get into the afternoon tomorrow, we add a few degrees today but nothing unbearable. 85 in philadelphia at 4:00 and a sea breeze to the south along the shore, around 80 to 81. we have tropical storm gaston and that will head to the north in the open waters of the
atlantic. at this point we have a cluster of thunderstorms just to the north and east of leeward islands this is expected to become a tropical storm and eventually if you look at the spaghetti plots, showing they are aiming towarded the bahamas, this is not an indication of strength of the storm but something will follow as a tropical system could go to the bahamas as and florida by the weekend. locally here it's quiet as we go through the end of the week. 87 degrees on your wednesday but much warmer and still relatively low humidity. warm and muggy on thursday. 89 with a scattered storm and hot and humid and 93 with a thunderstorm on friday and stays hot over the weekend 91 degrees and get used to the 90s when you see the seven day in the next half hour. >> they are back. thank you adam. >> up next, a woman and a teenager save their own lives by jumping from a burning home.
jerry sandusky was in court once again today for the final day of his appeals hearing and the question lingering over this process is one that also played a prominent role in his original trial. testimony today focused on the person only known as victim 2, former penn state assistant coach, mike mccleary says he walked on sandusky abusing that boy in the shower. and attorneys have been focusing on conflicting statements from a man that settled abuse claims but did not testify in trial. and he does not believe that man is victim two. that was one of the key parts of
the original case against sandusky. he want a new trial saying his lawyers did not provide him a good enough defense. the action cam was on michiganner avenue when the flames started at 3:30 a.m. the crews had the fire under control in 15 minutes, but when they went around the back of the home they found a woman in her 30s and a 17-year-old girl lying on the ground, they had both jumped out of a second story window and the woman had a head and leg injury and the teenager broke her leg and breathed in too much smoke. they are both in the hospital. investigators have not said how this fire started. a university around for 200 years now has a new leader, the university of the sciences welcomed their new president, dr. paul katz he was welcomed on
the school's university campus, dr. katz is the 25th person to hold the title as president of youth sciences and before coming to philadelphia, he was the chief medical officer at mount sinai in miami beach. welcome to town. >> you got that right. next on "action news" we have new details about the armed robbery inside of a philadelphia bar. turns out it's only one in a string of crimes that police believe are connected. we have the latest on the investigation next in a live report. >> i'm nydia han, looking to get the most bang for your buck on a kitchen remodel. i have advise coming up in what's the deal?
i'm hillary clinton, and i approve this message. michael hayden: if he governs consistent with some of the things he said as a candidate, i would be very frightened. gillian turner: he's been talking about the option of using a nuclear weapon against our western european allies. max boot: this is not somebody who should be handed the
nuclear codes. charles krauthammer: you have to ask yourself, do i want a person of that temperament
controlling the nuclear codes? and as of now, i'd have to say no. [bill o'reilly sighs] "action news" continues with meteorologist, adam joseph and brian taff. >> "action
news" continues with details about an online date that investigators say led to a man's death. find out how he was targeted. >> plus, it was once a popular restaurant in south jersey but now a new business may be moving in. we'll look at the future of olga's diner. and big talkers, fed up with stereotypes, a muslim community takes a strong stand against
isis is a very public way. and police have connected five recent crimes and in many cases the suspects pointed guns at their victim's heads. chad pradelli spoke with a business owner who was targeted and joins us live from hunting park with the latest and that victim's story. >> reporter: hey investigators say these suspects are braise and and are worried that these crimes will escalate into crimes where someone is injured or even killed. they want our viewers to look at surveillance video that captured one of the suspects. >> he is pretty cool you can see by the video, he is meticulous, he goes around and gathers all the cell phones and valuables and he is methodical. >> this is one of the suspects wanted for a string of robberies, he makes his move at frank's bar on june 15th, it happened startling patrons and employees. >> i was devastated and hurt.
>> owner frank wade was not in his bar but his surveillance cameras captured more than one person casing his establishment. >> i am glad nobody got hurt. that was the blessed thing right there. >> police believe there are two to three suspects responsible for the string of gun point robberies during the past month. they allegedly committed three robberies on the night of the 13th, first robbing a 73-year-old man after he got out of his car on 18th street. and then robbing another pedestrian on the 6300 block of chu avenue an hour later. police have been able to connect the suspects because they wear orange masks, here the suspect fails to pull it down over his face. >> thank god nobody was injured during the robberies, two of the first three were pointed guns and two more were pointed guns. >> police believe the suspects may be fleeing their crimes in a dark colored suv possibly a bmw.
chad pradelli, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. there is also news today that one may be responsible for seven convenience store robberies in northeast philadelphia. video shows him inside of the locations all within a mile of each other, investigators say he hit up the same 7-eleven on the 5200 block of harbison avenue five times. the most recent incident happened last night and robbed a nearby exxon and wawa each time police say he walked into the stores showed a black handgun and demanded cash and newport cigarettes. look at this picture if you know him call police. camden county investigators now say that a man stabbed his wife to death and then stabbed himself in a collingswood apartment. josephine perez was killed in the heights of collingswood
apartments. her husband attacked her and then injured himself. there are also three children in the apartment when this all happened. >> it's sad. to hear something like that -- that is coming from home, it's so close to home. i feel bad for them. >> mormon remains hospitalized and is charged with first degree murder. a family of four escaped an early morning house fire in the mantua section of philadelphia. the action cam was on the intersection of north 37th and norris streets as firefighters worked to put out the flames, most of the home was torched by the time they put the fire under control and nobody in the family was injured. no word on what sparked the blaze. meteorologist, adam joseph, here with a check of the forecast it's glorious out will. >> yes, but there are changes on the way. i got it for you.
take a look -- not right now -- i get a smile any way. as we take a live look at sky 6 hd the philadelphia international airport no weather woes in the mid-atlantic region, a lot of blue sky upstairs, 82 degrees and dew point nice and low at 52 and southwesterly wind at 9 miles per hour. as we look at the commodore barry bridge a similar picture here a lack of cloud cover with high pressure over head. a light southerly wind and air temperature of 83 degrees and the dew points sitting in the 50s. dew points below 50 is considered very comfortable out notice st. louis and memphis and jacksonville, florida, back in the 60s and 70s. and yes that is making a return to the east. we'll talk about that and the return of the high temperatures
and another heat wave on the way in the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast. >> another one. number six thank you. there could be new businesses moving in where a once popular restaurant shut down years ago. a developer wants to put a three story office where olga's diner now stands at 70 and 73, a utility clinic would be the primary tenent. construction would begin next spring. olga's closed in 2008 because of declining profits. a rare and serious illness hit a college sports team in texas. now officials are trying to figure out how six volleyball players ended up in the hospital. monica malpass live in the newsroom with more on this story out of texas. >> hi sharrie, it's a rare disease but can cause a break down of muscle tissue and organ
failure in the worst cases. we'll discuss the cause. and a crack down at campus parties, a new policy is in place at one of the top universities months after a sexual assault case made headlines. we'll have more coming up tonight at 5:00. >> we'll see you in a bit. lunch came with a smile and a special guest for a group of kids at summer camp. 100 fee lunches were delivered to the youngsters at the boys and girls club. on the menu chicken mcnuggets they are learning about healthier eating and the new mcgug nuggets no longer have preservetives. and a teen makes a rare recovery from a typically deadly
investigators in florida say that a man's online date led to his death. 27-year-old adam hillary apparently met up with an 18-year-old woman named haley. after they connected on a dating website called plenty of fish. investigators say she brought him back to her apartment and the next night she returned and this time she showed up with three other men that planned to steal his electronics and at some point there was a struggle and one of them shot hillary in the head and his family and police want this to be a warning for others. >> there is so many places you
can check people out on the computer it's probably a good idea to do that first and on a first date, you shouldn't take someone to the place that you live. >> all of the four people involved face murder and robbery charges. >> the man accused of opening fire inside of a charleston church, may have written two manifestos detailing the crime. federal authorities say they have hand written documents by dillon roof explaining his reasons for certain victims, that he specifically targeted church goers to that went to bible study to magnify the managers. one of them was allegedly written in jail. the death penalty trial for roof starts in november. a 16-year-old south florida boy infected with the brain
eating amoeba has survived. the teen's family and doctors shared his ordeal. he was infected while swimming on private property by his home. his mother credits fast work by doctors for saving his life. >> we thank god for this medical team and this hospital for having our son back and having him full of life. >> one critical care doctor choked up as he described the boy waking from a medically induced coma, and other amoeba patients he treated in the past did not make it. big talkers now a billboard campaign that started in arizona has this big mess able for isis. see for yourself. this message sponsors by hashtag
actual muslims, paid for by a national muslim nonprofit and local muslims in arizona there, that want people to know that the terrorist group isis does not represent them and does not represent islam. >> we want our neighbors to know, we are colleagues and classmates and neighbors. and we want our neighbors to know we don't approve of this at all. this is not representative of islam. >> they say although isis claims to practice islam they could not be farther from the actual teaching of the relegs. more of these billboards are going up across the united states. now, talk about american pride, a 10-year-old boy in california spent his summer memorizing his favorite document. the u.s. constitution. yes, the whole thing. >> we the people of the united states in order to form a perfect union -- >> that is nathan bond.
it takes him 25 minutes to recite the constitution word for word in this viral video it took him 137 days to memorize it, he worked on it for a few hours a day on own vacation and only took one day off. his birthday. >> i just had to show you more of him. he says he wants to be president some day. a nice suit and tie, he is partial to article two section one, the presidential oath of office. and finally, here is a new one, the sun, sand and surf and extent of freshly fried chicken. if you get a whiff of kfc at the beach it could be the shore goer next to you lathering up with
kentucky fried chicken. kfc gave away 3,000 bottles of sunscreen that smells like fried chicken. and we know he likes a good tan, actor george hamilton is the face of this new product but you will not get extra crispy, it's spf 30. >> is that real? >> it doesn't come with sauce. >> alicia thanks. lets get a check of the roads tonight, matt pellman standing by in the traffic center. >> if you are going to wing it this afternoon. no need to be chicken on the schuylkill, but no bones about it it's slow by the vine street expressway especially westbound, stop and go ride on the westbound side of the fence from south street the whole way out to conshohocken this afternoon. we are watching a crash in lo r er
mo moreland by the td bank. and there was a water main break in northampton township and bustleton pike is still closed near lower holland, stick with holland or buck as an alternate. a crash in perkiomen township, in the process of clearing out at 113 greaterford road and one in newtown square close to westchester pike. and no northern delaware we are still without a chunk of route 82 by route 52 kennett pike, that is a crash and downed wires there. instead of 52, 102 is an alternate. and upper pits grove is a crash with a fuel spill. we'll check it again coming up in the 5:00 hour. >> all right thanks matt.
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meteorologist, adam joseph, joining us again, a bright spot, the weather. >> back to back. we needed this break from the heat and humidity it's really draining but if you like that feeling, don't worry there is plenty of it. >> wait hich feeling? >> the sea breeze was in effect a beautiful day to be down at the shore. as we look at double scan live radar we scan around again and
not seeing much in the way of clouds this afternoon, so sunshine remains in control. 81 in allentown and 83 in wilmington and 80 in millville. at the shore temperatures in the upper 70s as we have the weak sea breeze going into effect with the ocean pleasant at 74 degrees. satellite and radar not much to find here, high pressure remains in control over the region, that high will continue to drift to the east as we get into the latter part of the week and that means a southwesterly wind catches in and that increases the heat and humidity as we get into thursday and especially here on friday. tonight it's clear and cool and in the comfy zone, 66 in the suburbs and the very light southwesterly wind, and another night where it remains comfortable out and then it turns more uncomfortable. tomorrow again the dew points remain low enough where we have the dry air in place despite it's warmer at 87 degrees, again with a decent amount of sunshine
around. then as we get into thursday, a cold front approaches from the north and west. 89 degrees and we increase the heat and it turns muggy again and a scattered storm to the north and west and most of the area will stay dry on thursday. as we look at the shore forecast in new jersey, 81 degrees as we get into your wednesday, 82 the delaware beaches with the sea breeze going into effect and mostly sunny and a great day for the shore and the delaware beaches with the sea breezes and southerly wind 5 to 10 miles per hour. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast -- this tie is not staying straight. it bothered me the whole weather cast -- i don't know why -- wardrobe malfunction. as we look at the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast 87 on wednesday and 89 on thursday, and hot and humid on friday, 93 with the heat index again jumping into the upper 90s on friday afternoon with the scattered thunderstorm, and then
on saturday, sunny and hot 91, and there is that heat wave going into the weekend and early next week, 91 but not too humid on sunday and monday it's steamy again with a thunderstorm of 92 degrees and still very warm above normal on tuesday of 89 degrees, to upper 80s and low 90s is the name of the game into the beginning of next week. >> i could see it was -- >> it's perfect. perfect. no wardrobe malfunctions. what's the deal? is next.
han has tips. >> when it comes to do a kitchen remodel. avoid the biggest budget busters like changing your mind. that could drive your budget up 10%. >> the average remodel costs $28,000 so stick to the design no matter what. >> you can use 3-d tools and visual software it helps you to visualize the space before you even take down a wall. >> as a veteran kitchen designer i can't imagine making a large dollar purchase that i would hold on to for decades without having a full sense of standing in the space ahead of time. >> get lower maintenanceance quartz and get the look of
hardwood floors with porcelain look-alikes. save room in the budget for things like a range hood, and under cabinet lighting to ease food prep and storage in the base units. >> it's the little thing you interact with every day that could impact you in a major way. >> your dream kitchen can be a reality if you plan wisely. and it's important to know as much as can you about the person that is doing the work. licensed contractors are better at holding down the costs when problems crop up and ask past clients about their experience. i'm nydia han, channel 6 "action news." >> finally at 4:00, a chicago teacher has found a unique way to welcome his new students to school this fall. ♪ ♪ ♪ welcome to the fourth grade ♪ hello i'm your teacher my name
is mr. reed ♪ >> we are all bouncing in the studio. that is mr. dwayne reed, he wrote the song and performed it in a music video for his new class of fourth graders, this is his first year on the job and wanted to make sure the kids know that school and learning can actually be fun. >> hats off to great teachers out there. the future is in good hands and adam is bouncing and the tie is taped down. that is it for "action news" at 4:00, for sharrie williams and brian taff, and adam joseph i'm alicia vitarelli, join sharrie and brian and ducis rogers tonight and every night for an hour of "action news" at 10:00 on phl 17. coming up next at 5:00, a murder suspect makes his first appearance before a judge accused of killing and shooting his proposed friend over the weekend in south jersey.
"action news" delaware valley's leading news program. with jaime apody, meteorologist, cecily tynan, rick williams and monica malpass. less than to hours ago a murder suspect made his first appearance in a new jersey courtroom charged in connection with a deadly shooting over the weekend. the prosecution says he has something to hide. tuesday night and rick is off and sharrie williams joins us and the big story on "action news" is the day in court for samuel james. >> new at 5:00, "action news" reporter, vernon odom was in court today. vernon is live in mount holly with the details. >> reporter: good afternoon sharrie and monica. samuel james is listed as a resident of burlington township. and also known to stay in
burlington city and camden and for the near future any way he is residing at the county jail. >> you are samuel james sir is that correct? >> for murder suspend samuel james today's hearing is to the point. his bail remains set at $1 million. they have witnesses that say they saw samuel james shoot and kill a supposed friend, 22-year-old byron turner in burlington city. >> was observed actually firing shots at the victim and three bullets hit the residence on federal street. the fourth shot hits the victim in the head killing him. >> in a phone call james told "action news" that turner was caught in the crossfire between him and another man, but the prosecution is not buying that story. >> he has ties with contacts with iowa and