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anti-police rants on social media. and what make this is particularly news worthy? she works for this district justice in delaware county. wednesday night and the big story on action news tonight is a real problem percolating in darby borrow and police officers are irate. action news reporter dann cuellar live at the strict justice's office. dan, what's the full story here? >> reporter: well, jim, a number of delaware county officers posting a fierce battle against district justice leonard tantagia. for refusing to take action against a clerk known for posting vile anti-police rhetoric on social media. now alleged to have tip offed a drug dealer that he was about to get arrested in a drug sweep. >> time to take action. >> reporter: almost a hundred police officers and their supporters rallied outside the office the district court administer demanding action.
>> our main concern is the safety of the officers. none of the officers coming into the court feel safe. i can't speak for conwin. they are outraged about erica robinson, a clerk in the office known for social media posts filled with hate against police. some filled filled with so many expletives we can't show them. >> she that is a right to express herself, but not a right to endanger my officers. >> reporter: they alleged is she leaked sealed information to a drug offender before a raid, endangering 150 officers. when one of the teams asked robinson about this, she hid. >> i'm here to ask miss robinson some questions. >> you have to leave. >> reporter: we caught up with the judge. how can you have somebody like that working in your office? >> that's the allegation. no comment. >> reporter: what are you going to do it about it? >> no comment. >> reporter: no comment. don't you think the public has a right to know. judges have a special role. we're not allowed to comment. no comment. >> reporter: we must point out
the court administer investigated the leak and said it was a make. but officers are not buying the notion that a woman posting hatred towards cops on social media made a mistake. >> something has to happen before an officer in this town, anywhere gets shot and killed because we don't know what's going on in here. >> reporter: now, the police group seems determined to get action. they say if the clerk is not removed and county officials don't do anything they want the matter investigated by the pennsylvania attorney general's office. live here in darby borough, dann cuellar. >> thank you. fire fighters finally have the upper hand on in inferno in new castle county delaware tonight. it was in hokessan just before 7:30. the home gutted by the blaze. fortunately everybody inside made it out okay. there's no word yet on a cause. a burst of gunfire claimed a man's life tonight in the honey
park section of philadelphia. happened an hour ago in the 4200 block of north franklin street. the unidentified victim was shot several times and pronounced dead at the scene. surveillance video shows the terrifying moments as two men barged into a home in the long crest section of philadelphia. it is a story we first told you about at 11:00 last night. you can see an armed suspect walk into the home of a legally blind man and his wife on the 1300 block of hellerman street. the couple recently bought a gun after reports of other home invasions in the neighborhood. >> my husband had it on the dining room table. he went to reach for the gun, but about the time he went to reach for our gun the guy had a gun up to his neck. and he was telling us if we don't shut up and be quiet that he would shoot both of us. >> a second man then came into the house with a hoodie pulled tight to conceal his face. fortunately the couple's son and nephew were across the street at
the time. philadelphia police launched a search for three vandals who did their dirty work in southwest philadelphia. live at 1314 southwest 47th street. jeanette reyes. it was a despicable act, and police have the video. >> reporter: it has a lot of people in this community outraged. the artist behind this mural spent 40 hours working on it only to see it destroyed in just a matter of seconds. but what the vandals didn't know is there were a set of eyes watching them the entire time. it's an unspoken but well known rule in the world of street artsists and numberrists, never paint over work. >> be respectful and appreciate it. don't go over other people's work unless you can top it. >> reporter: but that's what happened to the brand new commissioned mural in front of the philly home brew outlet west. the surveillance video captures the vandals in the act around
3:00 in the morning on friday. first you can see the three taggers walk by, each looking over at the mural. here they are from another angle. they stop a few feet away and seem to think about it. then two of them whip out the gold and white spray paint and go for it. >> i parked up the road and then i saw all the tags up on the project. and i hadn't seen those. and then the door over the school library. and then that. >> reporter: the business owner says he installed the two surveillance cameras partially because of the new mural. >> oddly enough it was the same day we installed the cameras. >> reporter: delivered the news to the artist who spent 40 hours creating it. >> well, that didn't take long. >> reporter: he has completed over 60 murals in the philadelphia area over the last three years. this is the first time one has been tagged. >> people will see it. some people will mess around with it. some people appreciate it. >> reporter: it's also the first time he'll have to go back and redo some of his work. >> so i'm going to go in and fix
it. that's what it is. >> reporter: and this is one of two businesses that were hit. he says he will return on sunday and redo portions of this mural. they're all hoping that someone will recognize the faces in this video, though. if you do you are encouraged to contact police. reporting in southwest philadelphia, jeanette reyes, channel 6 action news. jim. thank you, jeanette. politics now. donald trump told rallies in florida today that if hillary clinton is elected i.s.i.s. will take other this country. meanwhile the new york times published interviews with two women who say they were touched inappropriately by donald trump. jessica leads of new york told the times that she found herself sitting next to trump on an airplane 30 years ago and he grabbed her breasts and tried to put his hand up her skirt. the trump campaign calls the story fiction. in his words it didn't take place. hillary clinton had rallies in
colorado and nevada today. clinton challenged republicans over their support for trump. saying they have to say whether they are for or against him. wik ileaks released more john podesta emails. they are looking at russia being involved in the hacking of the emails. the deadline to register to vote in delaware is saturday. new jersey has until tuesday, october 18th. the voter in pennsylvania has now passed. wells fargo's ceo john stumpf is leaving the company effective immediately. stumpf came under fire from congress over the bang's sales practices. wells fargo is accused of opening millions of unauthorized bank accounts. they have been fined millions of dollars and 5300 lower level employees have been fired in the wake of that scandal. the company's president and coo
tim sloan will succeed stumpf as ceo. atlantic city officials disclosed plans tonight to seize more than 500 abandoned properties. citizens learned that the city will gain possession of the properties through tax liens, emergency condemnation and eminent domain. the goal is to sell the properties to developers for repair or to build up from the ground. of course, the financially crippled city is hoping to make money as part of an effort to avert a state takeover. bill cosby has lost his latest effort to have the sex assault charges thrown out against him. the pennsylvania superior court rejected the motion for three counts of aggravated indebris sent assault. it was alleged from andrea constand in 2004. cosby is set for trial in june. he has pleaded not guilty. more than a dozen cats
looking for a home tonight after being rescued from a breeder in south philadelphia. 19 persian kittens seized from a home on the 1800 block of west avenue. the spca removed the cats after acting on a tip. they say several of the persians had minor medical or grooming issues. officials say the investigation into the breeder is ongoing. philadelphia's native son comedian kevin hart was the man of the hour tonight in south philadelphia. he was at the ua river view theater for a special hometown screening of his new concert film, what now. christie ileto is live at the theater on columbus boulevard after talking with kevin hart. christie. >> reporter: jim, kevin hart has so much energy. and it's reallying telling with the fact he's had three screenings in thesis tonight, new york, philadelphia, and washington, d.c. but he really harped on the fact it was so important to come back
to his roots. that was one of the main reasons why this film was shot here. it's a long way from george washington high school in northeast philadelphia. >> it is. >> reporter: he's philadelphia's native son. >> regardless who i am, i gravitate towards home. >> reporter: and kevin hart came back to his roots to give a screening of what now which has already broken records. >> from the special here, the lincoln financial stadium. >> reporter: what was that like? >> it was amazing. look. anything i do i try to go above and beyond. the goal is to be a ground breaker. the goal is to do things that haven't been done. >> reporter: last august the north philadelphia native became the first comedian to ever perform at an at capacity football stadium with more than 50,000 fans. and if that's not winning he just got a star on the hollywood walk of fame and he's constantly giving back to his hometown. >> it's cool to see somebody who came from my hood who made it really, really big. i see him everywhere. >> like i'm proud of him. >> reporter: fans packed two
theaters at river view united artists that seat 700 people. how long douate? >> three hours. >> he's funny. and he just makes everyone laugh. >> i like the fact that he keeps it real. his realness is really funny. really relatable. >> reporter: now kevin hart is such a big name now and it's really hard to imagine that it wasn't that long ago he was just another kid from north philadelphia. now he's this huge hollywood star. and seeing that this newest film that he has is actually going to be in movie theaters officially this friday. reporting live, christie ileto. >> thank you, christie. still to come on action news. terrorism has been ruled out. but the fbi is investigating a plane that went down on a busy connecticut highway. samsung is sending fire resistant kits to owners of faulty smartphones who want to make returns. cecily? >> nicole now strengthened to a
category four hurricane. it is only hours away from making land fall in bermuda. details and also some changes in our weather in the accuweather seven day forecast. and, of course, the eagles getting ready for the washington red skins. ducis rodgers with that story when action news continues tonight. katie v/o: she works hard.
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federal officials now believe suicide brought down a plane yesterday in east hartford, connecticut. a flight instructor survived the crash. he told investigators that the student pilot was disgruntlelled and there was a struggle in the cockpit. the instructor was unable to regain control before it crashed on a busy road. the student was killed and the fbi is on the case. in north carolina, the rivers are still rising. water has taken over the town of
golds borrow. they are at record marks, but expected to go higher. 20 people across the state have been killed in the days since hurricane matthew. the damage to property? well, hasn't been assessed yet. it's going to be enormous. a u.s. navy warship head the to haiti bringing marines, sailors and relief. once there the ships and aid helicopters will ferry food and medical supplies, power generators, water generators for aid organizations. hurricane matthew is being blamed for more than 500 deaths in haiti. samsung is sending fire resistant return kits to galaxy note 7 owners who need to ship back the faulty smartphones. they come with a static shielding bag. it is in three boxes. the outer most box is lined with ceramic fiber paper designed to retain the extreme heat. it comes with safety gloves.
samsung is not kidding around here. samsung has halted production of the note 7. health check at 11:00. when it comes to technology at home, you may think less is more. but a new study shows that smartphones can be a useful parenting tool. researchers interviewed a diverse group of parents. many called technology a peacekeeper for young kids. offering a quick form of entertainment while giving mom and dad a moment to themselves. when it comes to older children a number of participants said that smartphones actually help open the lines of communication. global leadership academy southwest kicked off its family fun fit nights this evening. they gathered at malcolm x park in west philadelphia. working together families completed in plank challenges. they also tested their fitness at the hula hoop station and gave double dutch a try. the goal here is encourage families to live healthier
lifestyles and have fun doing it. and you can't argue with that. and it was a great day to get outdoors and enjoy the weather. my family and i went water skiing today. >> no? >> pretty nice. >> right through philadelphia. >> no, upriver. gladwin. >> by the river houses. >> it was great. needed wet suits. it was a little bit chilly. but temperatures in the 70s, not bad. storm tracker 6 live double van, rain-free counties and cloud free as the sun was setting. a lot of great sunsets. on my facebook page, this one from brant beach, kathleen sent it, see the cirrus clouds. more clouds tomorrow. but another day of mild temperatures. philadelphia, 72 degrees today. 4 degrees above normal. you can see out to the west there's one more day of temperatures in the 70s. but cooler air will be moving in to kind of jump start the weekend on friday. right now 58 in philadelphia.
pretty mild. allentown, 55, trenton, 53. millvale, though, dropped down to 49. wilmington, 57 and cape may, 60. satellite six with action radar. showing the front moving through today. good amount of cloud cover. there is some moisture, but most of the moisture will be heading up to the north. an isolated shower in the middle of the day. future tracker showing tomorrow morning. take the sunglasses for the morning commute. lots of sunshine at 7:30. mid-morning into early afternoon the clouds moving in. perhaps a few isolated showers in the pocanos. but ending the day the clouds actually will be breaking up. kind of a sun sandwich with sunshine early or late. or maybe like a cloud sandwich. clouds in the middle of the day and temperatures just as mild. behind the system high pressure is back. but brings keel weather.
65 and on the breezy side with winds 7 to 14 miles per hour. but a nice fall day. hurricane nicole is a monster. this is a big hurricane. see the eye clearly defined. 180 miles south-southwest of bermuda. the eye is bigger than bermuda. it's ed hadding that way and since records have been kept in the 1800s only seven major hurricanes have moved within 40 miles of bermuda. looks like this will be a direct hit. so this is bad. the worst to hit since fabian back in 2003. and fabian didn't make a direct hit. just skirted to the west. possible wind gusts 135 miles per hour. a six to eight foot storm surge and rainfall 4 to 8 inches. causing a lot of problems for bermuda. fortunately for us, heading out to sea, not affecting the u.s. so the exclusive accuweather seven day forecast. start the day with sun and the day with sun in the middle and clouds and an isolated shower.
71 degrees behind the cold front on friday. 65. the weekend, a great fall weekend. 66 degrees. if you're ed hadding to the pumpkin patch, on sunday, bump up to 70. and monday, remains mild. but clouds up with a possibility of a few showers. 72. but behind this system more mild weather. tuesday, partly sunny with a high of 74 and wednesday we bump it up to 75 degrees. overnight lows in philadelphia generally in the 40s and 50s. i visited bermuda a year after fabian and there was still a lot of damage. this is going to be much worse. it's a category four hurricane. looks like it will make a direct hit. and david murphy will have more information on the track and when it's going to hit beginning at 5:30. 6abc community advisory board hosted its annual hispanic heritage dinner. the restaurant in feltonville in philadelphia hosted the event.
the board honored members of the local colombian community. giving a keynote speech. and members of the family, dee yay go and the president and general manager on hand to offer their support. fire is everyone's fight. that was the message tonight during philadelphia's citywide home fire drill in overbrook. fire commissioner adam teal said it's important for everybody to have a fire escape plan and practice it. tonight's fire fighters reenacted a real life blaze and demonstrated demonstrated that having a plan increases your chances of survival. this, of course, is fire prevention week.
eagles quarterback carson wentz has become a fan favorite for his play on the field and his generosity off the field. according to a restaurant in his home state of north dakota wentz is quite a tipper. during a recent bye week, or their recent bye week, wentz and friends ran up a thousand dollar bill. a restaurant spokesperson says
the quarterback then left a $500 tip. of course, his offensive linemen love to hear that sort of thing. they do a good job he'll have to buy them all presents. although one won't be getting anything. >> lane johnson. >> yeah, can't be near the team for ten games. how to replace lane johnson? with a player just as big but not nearly as experienced. halapoulivaati vaitai will take over for johnson during this ten game suspension. the rookie is six foot six, 315 pounds. hence the nickname big v. yet to dress for a game this season. they could have moved allen barber over to the right side, but peterson says he's comfortable with the grasp of the offense. >> where his with his progression of the offense and where he is as an athlete. felt very comfortable with him going over there and not moving allen. allen is playing well at left
guard. didn't want to disrupt two positions. and so that's why i made the decision with big v, keep allen over there with jp. and you still have matt tobin as your swing tackle, left and right like we have had in the first four ball games. >> injury news, fletcher cox missed practice with an ankle, leodis sat with a hamstring. and the red skins on sunday. the first divisional game of the season. three of the first four with the nfc east. and they are putting it in the past. wentz says it's being done. >> i like this team. i think they're a bunch of resilient guys. not getting phased by the loss. go back to work. >> it doesn't change our mind who we are, what we're trying to accomplish and we're looking forward to the next step. >> still ahead the fliers are on their way to los angeles for the season opener. plus a first in the nhl for a
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but, you know, turnovers come from the game of football. but i got to eliminate them. not hold back, go out and play our game. >> we'll get coach's thoughts on the game on saturday morning here on 6abc. the nhl dropped the puck on the season tonight. the flyers, though, forced to wait. opening friday night on the road against the l.a. kings. all angst to see what dave hakstol has in year two, and he's anxious to get going for real. >> we're all excited. just work through the last two, three weeks of camp. i think we have had a productive and valuable training camp. now you have to flip that switch to one extra notch. what a debut for toronto rookie austin matthews tonight. against the senators the 19-year-old tallied four goals on six shots. matthews was the first pick in
the june draft. he's the first nhl player to score four goals in his first game. but get this, losing 5-4 in overtime. >> the kid has a career. >> yeah. >> jimmy kimmel live followed by nightline. matthew perry, music from noz. and erykah badu will be there. action news continues at 4:30 for cecily tynan, ducis rodgers and the entire action news team, i'm jim gardner. ♪ >> action news is sponsored in part by bob's discount