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>> he and another driver gave chase, before more damage could we done. this happened before noon at 2nd and allegheny. chad pradelli is joining us with the full story. >> reporter: what is heart breaking the victim's stepdaughter witnessed the accident and that her father was hit at that crosswalk and his body landed at this crosswalk but is thankful for the good samaritan that helped to catch the driver. >> he would not move on blood was gushing out of his face. >> nelson santiago just boarded the bus that his stepfather just exited. i said whoa and he when up in the air. i seen him land and i said let me out! >> he looked lifeless and his shoes were off and his bag was across the street. >> the hit sent him across the street into this car.
>> the guy that hit him went to take off down allegheny, and i jumped in my car and we stopped him. >> the two good samaritans had the driver cornered. they smashed his window and he sped off again. >> we got him out of car and got the car keys out and he was high as a kite. >> needles could be seen in the car and police say that toxicology reports are penning and narcan was used to revive the driver. >> they did one surgery to fix his pelvic bone and he has a brain injury, it injured his brain -- and spine. >> mendez is in critical condition and the name of the driver is not released pending formal charges. >> thank you chad. a car accident involving pedestrians shut down both
directions of 422 near 113 in montgomery county today. two people were hit by a car at 4:30 this afternoon in upper providence township. it's up clear how serious they were injured. but a medical chopper did fly one victim to the hospital. major traffic problems remain in the area. the eastbound lanes of 422 remain closed. avoid that area in possible. this man, mark epps of philadelphia is wanted tonight for allegedly slashing his girlfriend's throat and leaving a trail of blood that spanned two counties. k-9s help to track the blood and the murder weapon all the way to southwest philadelphia. gray hall is at the murder scene. >> reporter: monica, police say this crime was gruesome and violence and they followed the trail of blood for over a mile
and they are desperately trying to track the person responsible down. >> i am tired of this, this killing going on and they need to do something about this. she leaves behind an 11-year-old daughter. >> an outcry of justice of 32-year-old natasha gibson. police say she was murdered early thursday morning. investigators say she was on her way to visit a friend but before she could get there she was attacked. when she never showed up the friend went looking for her. and discovered her body just feet from the home. >> i want justice for my daughter. my daughter was murdered and this is not right, not right. >> gibson says that the boyfriend is the person of interest. and he was recently released from prison and according to family members threatened her life for the past month. >> we found the 32-year-old female laying across the front
steps of the residential home there, she sustained a fatal laceration of the throat area. >> investigators used k-9s to follow a trail of the suspect's blood they believe was injured while attacking gibson and led them to a sewer where they found key evidence. >> we found what is believed to be the murder weapon. a steak knife -- >> family and friend residence grieving the loss of a person they described as the life of the party. >> she was fun, bright and smiling all the time and good woman. i can't understand why anyone would do this. >> back out live, police say they are reviewing surveillance video from nearby homes and businesses and the family of this victim asking the public for their help. if you know anything don't be afraid come forward and call police. the fbi is looking for a pair of armed rob hers wanted
for three pharmacy robberies in delaware and delaware county in the last three months. this is video at the springfield pharmacy on august 29th, one man came in there and ordered customers to the ground before stealing medicine and a second man acts as a lookout and are wanted for a similar robbery on july 8th at a rite-aid and the health plus pharmacy on september 1th. old politics now a crowd is gathered here to hear from donald trump. the republican presidential nominee is scheduled to take the stage at 7:00 p.m. before before the event trump made an unannounced stop here in south philadelphia. he pulled up for cheesesteaks at genos. hillary clinton is taking time off from the campaign trail to prepare for monday's event.
they are investing $30 million in online advertising to help to connect with young voters, the ads run on youtube and mel --. the first presidential debate is monnight at hofstra university. brian taff and sharrie williams will be there bringing you live updates. philadelphia's embattled district attorney is facing a challenge, a former co-worker announced today he will run in the democratic primary against seth williams, "action news" reporter vernon odom joins us live from city hall with more. >> reporter: good evening monica, joe kahn is his name and he has been around for a while now, he is taking a bold step
forward getting ahead of what could be a crowded field. >> i am joe kahn and i'm a democrat and running for the district attorney of philadelphia. >> joseph kahn with 15 years under his belt as an assistant d.a., and announced a challenge to seth williams in the may primary. he says he has made a mess of the office and has got to go. >> i know seth williams. he has lost his way. he has miss managed a great office. i am ready to restore integrity, jumts and fairness to the district attorney's office. >> seth williams integrity has been called into question. while he is probed but not charged with any crimes. williams campaign chairman
released a responsing saying he has been a reformer and looks forward to discussing his agenda for a third term for anyone that decides to run. >> this battle for the democratic nomination could turn into a bare knuckle brawl by primary season in may. live in dillworth park, vernon odom, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. republican brian fitzpatrick picks up a major endorse many for his campaign for congress. the pennsylvania fraternal order of police announce they had are supporting fitzpatrick nor the november election. the gun safety group was started by former congresswoman,
students at the middle school in philadelphia had visitors today. tom wolf and
superintendant william hite toured classrooms and met students. it aims at putting a highlight on success stories in the keystone state. and mayor kenney was promoting his reform. he is talking about reinventing communities. he says that universal pre-k is the single most important investment communities can make to provide every child with the keys to success and the problems of poverty and incarceration and community unrest go to lack of education and lack of opportunity. imagine winning the lottery and coming to work every day.
that is what happened to a nurse that holds two jobs despite being newly rich. but this trenton mom is that dedicated to her patients. >> i was having palpitations and didn't know what they were even though i'm a nurse. >> she is taking home $1,000 a day for life. that would make anyone's heart race and called a friend after she realized she had the winning ticket. >> she said just breathe. i say we always joke about it. i'm going to call in rich. >> but dawn jones has not called in rich but continues to work two jobs one at an acute care, and one at acora psychiatric hospital in new jersey. >> being a nurse, it's hardship if we call out. >> the new fortune is allowing
dawn to pay off her student loans and relocate. she remembers a funny story with her daughter. >> it said what is your bank account? >> i said $4 million. >> she said it's still a process. i'm telling you now they are not going to give you no money. >> when dawn jones eventually quits both of her jobs she would like to travel and luckily has the means to do it. jones took a cash payout of $7 million and is working with financial advisers and trying to accept her good fortune. >> it didn't seem real, some would say surreal it's a process. >> one she is still getting used to.
it's a tougher test for the eagles. >> they are the steelers and not the browns or the bears. the eagles host the steelers sunday afternoon and they are also 2-0 and the eagles success this season is due to a variety of factors. jeff skversky focuses on one in particular. >> while eagles quarterback, carson went z is scoring the headlines, the defense is rock solid. allowing just 17 points in two games. they are not patting themselves on the back. >> you have to keep your edge and stay aggressive. we don't want to lose the edge as the game goes on, have you to find ways to put out fires. >> they have a big fire on sunday big ben and the steelers, deangelo williams has the most rushing yards in the nfl and ben roethlisberger has the most touch downs in the nfl.
>> it's about us finishing the game. the biggest challenge for the eagles d is getting their hands on and bringing down roethlisberger, at 6'5" he is a beast that can extend plays, jim schwartz is reminding players all week at practice to stay after him. >> have you to bear hug a guy like that, and you hope they blow the whistle. >> you have to get speed on the outside and flexor and the other guys get pushed up the middle and that is where it starts for them getting pressure on the quarterback. >> now that is confidence, roethlisberger-is a two time super bowl champ and likely headed for the hall-of-fame. phillies have embarked on the last road trip of the year and they are in new york to face the mets, they are one of two teams tied for wild card spots, the phillies would like nothing more than ruining their day.
>> going to new york to play them, they are playing pretty well and they are playing for something, it would be nice to be a spoiler. >> the phils wrapped up a home stand with a 3-2 victory over the white sox. to college football -- >> james franklin in his third season at penn state and without the signature victory. flank lynn and the nittany lion gets their chance on saturday when they visit, the wolverines are a different caliber of opponent but at franklin field they know what needs to be done to stop them. >> to be able to stop the run and be physical and gap sound and things like that is really, really important because if they can establish the run, and play action pass you, then they are really difficult to defend.
>> you can watch this early big ten match-up here on 6 abc. and penn state at michigan kicked off saturday at 3:30 p.m. michigan say huge favorite but you never know. >> you never know. >> well, the eagles players and families have a lot of talent and "action news" was there as they decorate aid cake for mana.
abc weather balloon. it soars 100,000 feet up to the edge of space gathering information about the atmosphere it traveled 34 miles round trip season encountered temperatures as cold as 83 below zero. and landed in a tree so we could get the information from it. can you see the entire flight of the balloon at 6abc.com. incredible. >> there goes that "action news" van again. and the balloon. >> people were asking why we had the "action news" van, we had two go pros, and one it got so cold, it stopped working and we had a backup. and that was looking at the "action news" van. >> first day of fall today. >> but it didn't feel like it. stormtracker 6 live double scan showing no rain out there and barely any cloud cover either. this is a live snapshot from the nurture nature center in easton and you can see the bright blue skies and loads of sunshine and
temperatures running 11 degrees above normal. as we head through fall things are changing. lauren tweeted to me, the most depressing graphic she has ever seen. as we head through fall, the first day sunsetting at 6:49 and the last day at 7:19 but bear in mind it's only a half hour difference because november 6th we begin eastern standard time. daylight savings time is over. the average high goes from 76 to 43 degrees and the sunset and the depressing graphic, 6:57 tonight and 4:39 as we start winter. but tomorrow it starts summer like. 89 degrees and reading could hit 90 and atlantic city 80 and dover 85 degrees, currently it's warm. philadelphia 84 and allentown 85 and wilmington 84 with the win
off the ocean and right off the beaches, atlantic city airport 73 and cape may 74 and satellite 6 along with action radar showing we are double barrelled high pressure over us, keeping moisture from what was tropical storm julia way down to the south and holding up the front that is passing through tomorrow night and behind that system is when the fall weather arrives over the weekend. for tonight clear and very comfortable, 64 in philadelphia, and low humidity and allentown 54 and millville 60 and wilmington 62. for your friday ahead of this cold front it's warmer and a little bit more humid with a high soaring up to 89 degrees, close to 90 degrees that front slips through tomorrow night and behind it temperatures drop 10 degrees on saturday. this feels more like fall, 78 degrees and even cooler on sunday. so the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast we hold on to the summer warmth, one more day tomorrow with a high of 89 degrees, again, a little more humid than today.
a mixture of clouds and sunshine and saturday turning autumnal for the temple homecoming game and 78 degrees, sun is when it cools off and wall-to-wall sunshine and if you head to the link it's looks nice, plenty of sunshine and winds light north-northeast at 4 to 8 miles per hour and kickoff temperature 70 and down to 66 by the fourth quarter, you may want a jacket or sweatshirt. monmorning the low in philadelphia 58 degrees and many suburbs dropping down into the 40s. a good amount of sunshine through the day and we warm up to 73 degrees and then tuesday partly sunny be seasonable with a high of 76, wednesday more clouds rolling in and 78 degrees and thursday we do cloud up with the possibility of a shower during the day and especially in the afternoon with a high of 75 degrees, if you like summer we have one more day of summer warmth and over the weekend we cool off dramatically. >> thank you cecily. there was more than 1,000
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with first degree manslaughter, after a father walking toward his suv, his hands up, is later shot and killed by police. the state of emergency at this hour in charlotte. >> shots fired. shots fired. >> after protests turn violent. the national guard just arriving, and word one protester has now died. we're on the scene. also breaking tonight, the shooting, as we come on the air. authorities on the scene right now. a workplace in tennessee, the images coming in. donald trump's outreach to black voters, and his controversial words about stop and frisk. and tonight, robin roberts with president obama. the exclusive right here, on policing. and what he would tell hillary clinton as she walks on that debate stage monday night. and new video just