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this? >> reporter: jim, good evening. students we spoke with say not here, not their school but unfortunately that is the case. i can't tell -- i can tell i was bloody knife has been found and it is reported the suspect told the victims he was prepared to kill them. >> that's crazy. >> yeah, small school. >> stuff like this kind of shocks you. >> reporter: desales university rocked by an attempted double homicide. reported weapon of choice a knife found bloody at the scene. a suspect a 19-year-old named brendan mcmichael of philadelphia. court documents state it went down in a party in mcmichael's suite in welsh hall. just before 1:00 a.m. police received a call from a roommate. he and another roommate john mcloughlin had been attacked that mcmichael pulled a knife on the two in their suite room flex to where the party was going on. it states in the affidavit "mussel man reported at this time he saw in the mirror's reflection that the defendant was holding a knife possibly a
blue in color folding knife and was manipulating in it his hand and up his sleeve and that's when it got ugly. according to court documents mcmichael said i'm prepared to kill you tonight. court documents state that was mcloughlin. he states mcmichael went for this throat and sliced his neck. mussel man is reported to have pulled mcmichael off and broke things up. he suffered lacerations to his hand and stomach. we spoke with mike romano is senior who says he went to high school with the teen. he never suspected he would be capable of something like this. >> this campus -- >> reporter: back out live here as it stands right now, mcmichael is locked up in the lehigh county jail. his bail posted at $500,000. at this point there is no report of a motivation of why he reportedly wanted to kill his roommates. for now reporting at desales university bob brooks channel6
"action news." jim. >> thank you, bob. president barack obama held a post election news conference this afternoon. he fielded many questions about his meeting with president-elect donald trump. obama said that he told trump it is important to send some signals of unity. obama had the same message for the country today. >> i think that whenever you've got an incoming president of the other side, particularly in a bitter election like this, it takes awhile for people to reconcile themselves with that new reality. hopefully it's a reminder that elections matter. >> the world news tonight with david muir will have more of the president's news conference. that is next at 6:30 right after "action news." leaders of the council rock school district are making themselves available tonight to talk about the vandalism and harassment that took place last week at council rock north high school. "action news" reporter walter
perez is live at the school tonight. walter, what's the situation? >> reporter: well, jim, tonight's meeting is at the district administration building on chancellor street in newtown at 7 o'clock. that meeting follows assemblies with students earlier today and there's another meeting with parents tomorrow night all indications that council rock officials are taking these cases very, very seriously. what you see here is just one example of several acts of vandalism and harassment at council rock north high school in newtown in the wake of the presidential election but robin johnson whose daughter attends countiesville rock north says there were other incidents that predate the election. johnson says her daughter took this photo back in september of a classmate way flag including the confederate banner draped around his shoulders inside the school. mrs. johnson says it seems to be developing into a disturbing trend. >> and we're hurting. the school, the children, the parents, the community is hurting and we need to fix and
we need to fix it immediate ill. over the past several days students have reported other hate filled messages directed at latinos and the gay communities the student with swastikas inside bathroom stalls. one students reported finding a note in her backpack telling her to go back to mexico. we spoke with a few council rock students who say they're saddened but not surprised. >> not the first time people have written inappropriate things on the bathroom walls. >> there's always going to be someone who is not with the norm and it's not the norm that they're acting like this so i think we need to get past that. >> reporter: all this come in the wake of threatening messages targeting african-american freshmen at the the university of pennsylvania. those messages have now been linked to three people in oklahoma including a student at the university of oklahoma who has since been suspended from the school. robin johnson says in dealing with these situations involving young people moms and dads need to be a part of it. >> you have to get the parents involved. you have to get the community
involved and together you can start the healing process. >> reporter: meanwhile the investigation to find the vandals responsible for all this is being followed up by the district and the newtown police department. anyone with any information is asked to call the authorities. reporting live from newtown, walter perez channel6 "action news." jim. >> walter thank you. philadelphia police continue their search tonight for more suspects in that flash mob attack in center city. two 16-year-olds are under arrest for the attacks that began at 16th and walnut saturday evening. witnesses say a group of people randomly assaulted pedestrians. in all, six people were hurt including an off duty police detective who was seriously injured trying to break up a fight. no students were hurt when a school bus collided with a car in the kensington section of philadelphia this afternoon. the crash happened just before 4 o'clock near the intersection of lehigh avenue and jasper street. police say the driver of the car that hit the bus was hurt
but the injuries aren't serious. police in chester are still trying to locate the hit-and-run driver who seriously injured a 65-year-old woman earlier this month. it happened virtually in front of the victim's home in the 2000 block or make that the 200 block of west ninth street as "action news" reporter john rawlins, john what's the full story? >> reporter: jim this happened nine nights ago. about 8:15 in the evening the victim parked her suv on this side of the street and was apparently in the process of walking the 50 or 60 feats to her house when she was struck by a car. today her daughter made this plea to the car's driver. >> turn herself in 'cause this could be her mother, her sister, her cousin. anything. she needs to turn had your several in. >> reporter: tammy mcneil speaking of the woman believed behind the wheel of a dark colored car saturday november 5th which hit mcneil's mom cynthia as she crossed ninth street just steps from her home. the family says a witness saw
the car stop briefly and a woman get out. >> a car coming westbound going up hit her. they turned on barclay street and stopped right up here at the light. they turned barclay street and stopped got out of the car and hollered someone dial 911 and jumped in the car. >> reporter: family and friends held a vigil here last saturday to call attention to what happened a week before. hoping someone has noticed a damaged car stashed somewhere. >> we do know that the car is heavily damaged on the front driver's side. >> reporter: hampering things the family says there are no surveillance cameras along this stretch of busy street. >> cameras is definitely needed especially on ninth street seventh street. >> reporter: cynthia mcneil remains in crozer chester with severe injuries including broken bones and possible brain damage says her only child. >> she has a three-year-old grandson. she finally got a grand child. she was wondering when i was going have a kid. now she got a three-year-old grandson. he's asking for her but what do i tell a three-year-old?
he knows something's wrong he know he ain't seen nana. >> reporter: mcneil family hopes anyone who sees a car with front end damage on the driver's side as well as windshield damage they hope they will reach out to the chester police and report it. chester police of course investigating this hit-and-run. live in chester, john rawlins channel6 "action news." jim. >> thank you, john. within the hour congressman elect dwight evans will be sworn in at the capitol in washington, d.c. last week voters elected evans to a full term in congress but first the 62-year-old will serve out the remaining months of chaka fattah's term. pennsylvania's second congressional district which includes parts of philadelphia and montgomery county has been without a representative since june. fattah resigned shortly after being convicted of racketeering. evans says he will work with the trump administration to improve the lives of the people of philadelphia. in delaware, new castle county, council president karen heartily nagle was sworn
in this afternoon. the ceremony took place at the city county building on french street in wilmington. democrat heartily nagle says her focus will be on economic development and creating jobs. coming up on "action news tonight reaction from the eagles after yesterday's confidence boosting win over the atlanta falcons. >> winter is coming and the trenton rescue mission is having money problems. a look at what's happening and how you can help. i'm nora muchanic. that's coming up next on "action news." >> after a dry sunny weekend storm tracker6 live showing rain pushing up from the south. i'll let you know when you'll need your umbrellas. what this means for your tuesday morning commute in the accuweather 7-day forecast. >> those stories and much more when "action news" continues tonight. >> ♪
>> ♪ >> new at 6:00 tonight a south jersey organization is in desperate need of help tonight and it's looking to the community 20 pitch in. new jersey correspondent nora muchanic has the story from trenton. >> reporter: for more than a hundred years the rescue mission of trenton has come to the aid of the homeless and the down and out but now this respected nonprofit is forced to ask for help itself. the mission is facing a $400,000 budget deficit. director its thing they can cover half that amount but need help with the rest. >> we know what our services level is going to be and we know what our income is going to be. we did not wants to wait until a crisis was upon us. >> reporter: combination of factors has led to this. the state is denying more applications for emergency assistance creating a funds crisis for shelters like the mission. the store is making less than it used to and cost for staff services and maintenance are going up.
>> utilities electric water insurance just to maintain everythingism winter is the time when the demand for services here at the mission is most critical. so having money problems going into the cold season is a real cause for worry. the mission provides a place for the homeless 24/7, 365 days a year along with mental health addiction and housing services. jason burke arrived a year ago hooked on heroin with noplace to live. he's been through the program and now works as an administrative assistant. >> at a time first when you come in you may not thinks this is something that you can do. i'm here to show you that you can do it and if you work hard and you stick to your game, the rescue mission is always there to help you out. >> what we're here to do is to try to help them understand that there's at a better opportunity out there for them. they just need to want to go and get it. the mission is trying to cut costs while reaching out to foundations corporations and individuals to help stop the looming budget crisis so it can continue to help the people who need it the most. in trenton, i'm nora muchanic
channel6 "action news". >> thank you nor a. we here at channel six are again lending a this afternoon help feed our neighbors in need this holiday season. so please join us wednesday for our annual holiday food drive fundraising event. sarah bloomquist will host a live phone bank from 4:00 until 6:30. volunteers and some special guests will be on the phones taking your donations and for more information on how you can connect share and give, just go to 6abc.com. some local nonprofit organizations were honored today for contributing to a healthier philadelphia. the annual glaxo smithkline impact award ceremony took place this afternoon at the navy yard in south philadelphia. 10 healthcare nonprofits were recognized for programs that make communities across the city healthier and safer. each recipient received $40,000 in funding.
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>> staring at the possibility of a tough rest of the season, the eagles show you something about their potential what they're capable of. >> i can't figure this team out. they beat minnesota, pittsburgh atlanta yesterday and they lose to teams like detroit. right now the team is looking pretty good. back on track, that's where yesterday's win puts the eagles. they are now five and four on the year but more importantly the confidence is back. birds beat atlanta on the strength of their running game amassed 208 yards rushing. ryan mathews had 109 of those yards to go along with two touchdowns. he's the eagles first 100-yard rusher. they know they need more of that devastating run game down the stretch. >> i think it's definitely a blueprint, you know, to winning games in the nfl. you know, any time you can -- you can rush the ball like that, it does speaking from experience, it can -- it alleviates the pressure to make -- to always have to make that throw.
>> seattle is up next on the road. the. the flyers have goalie issues. michal neuvirth out four to six weeks with a lower body injury believed to be knee related. one person's set back is another's opportunities. in this case anthony stolarz. jaime apody has more. >> with neuvirth on the shelf here comes stolely the goalie this is the seventh time anthony stolarz has been called up from the ahl and he's yet to get his shot. >> i'm pretty eager. i've been around the guys a lot and gotten to know them and just being around this atmosphere, you know, you kind of want to contribute to the team a little bit so it's up to the coaching staff and whatever they decide i just have to be ready. >> reporter: but when will will be. steve mason played well last game and welcomes the chance to be the guy. >> you want to have that confidence knowing that odds are that you're playing well it's going to be in you net. >> flyers have a couple back to backs coming up in the next 10 game stretch. hakstol says stolely's
imminent. >> we'll take it day by day and decide when that start is. >> interesting enough here at flyers practice today despite what hope hakstol said it sounds like gm ron hextall a former goalie himself does not want to see stolarz in the net. >> we're in the business of winning games, not in trying players out or seeing new players. hack will put the best guy in the net that he feels has the best chance to give our team a chance to win. >> stolarz thinks that could be him and would love a shot to show it. >> i think they have confidence in me. they've kind of made that clear since the day they daftd me and they kind of told me as long as my progression goes well 33 want me to be a piece of the future. >> in voorhees new jersey jaime apody channel6 "action news." >> eric lindros will score one more goal the loftiest of his hockey car regent the former flyer will be inducted into the hockey hall of fame. he got his honorary jacket
yesterday. lindros scored 372 goals and had nearly 500 assists in his 13 years. head injuries ended his career in 96. he got on the ice yesterday for the legends game end buried a goal. it's a busy night on the hardwood sixers visit the rockets in the college ranks villanova temple saint joe's all in action. jeremy he will hick son will be back with the phillies. he accepted the qualifying offer for $17.2 million. will he signed elsewhere the phillies would have received a first rounds draft pick as compensation. he's coming back $17.2 million for a guy that won 12 games last year. >> all right. >> not bad work if you can get it. a construction company in newark delaware left add group of high school students today to celebrate national apprenticeship week. "action news" stopped by the m. davis and sons on tyler way this afternoon as 30 delcastle technical students got a shop tour. delaware secretary of labor patrice gilliam johnson was
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>> weather all right moving into parts of the region getting kind of a brush of rain overnight. storm tracker6 live double scan showing here in philadelphia it's still dry but we do have some of the showers developing along the coast at about 5 o'clock, these were steadier but we do have some pockets of moderate rain. right now there's one area headed across route 40 heading towards hammonton the garden state parkway it's west and this is from a coastal storm that will continues to push up to the north and the east in the overnight hours. but did you see it? last night and early this morning
want to share this photo bruce newman who works here at "action news" took this photo this morning of the extra supermoon or as jim likes to call it the super-duper moon this was early this morning right before it set. hopefully you saw it last flight or this morning because now clouds are here and you won't see it again for 18 years. right now temperatures not that cold. philadelphia 55 degrees. down from a high of 60 which is 3 degrees above normal. allentown 51. trenton 55. millville 50 degrees. atlantic city airport though with that rain it's pretty raw currently 48. satellite6 along with action radar showing the system i'm tracking, it's a coastal storm. it's not that strong. it's pretty weak. right off the coast of the carolinas and what this will do is head towards new england. so, that means we will that get brushed with some showers overnight and tomorrow morning. so, the morning commute a good idea to allow extra time. it will be raw. it will be rainy. expect delays. any of those leaves on a wet road can be very slippery so do take it easy at 6 o'clock
43. by 8 o'clock, 44 degrees. so future tracker showing around 7 o'clock in the morning those showers will be here. a good idea to watch "action news" beginning at 4:30 to track the rain but it's a pretty quick hit. by lunchtime, most of the activity across the poconos and then as the sun begins to set, we could actually even see some breaks in the clouds by tuesday evening so i think that tuesday evening commute will be dry. future tracker showing as far as rainfall, this is a drop in the bucket. philadelphia probably less than a quarter inch of rain. you can see, though, the beeline parts of new england they're that are a pretty serious drought could get more than an inch of much needed rain but this is really it for rainfall for most of the week. wednesday high pressure building in. this cold front will really just wash out so 62 degrees, loads of sunshine. we keep that sunny mild weather right through the week and even into the first half of the weekend so kind of a dry mild stretch. so, the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast, tomorrow transition day. rain in the morning. lots of clouds by the
afternoon. temperatures about where they should be for this time of the year 56 degrees. wednesday sunshine is back, it's mild, 62. carbon copy on thursday, 62 degrees and look at this, on friday we bump it up to 66 degrees with loads of sunshine. heading into the weekend, it's philadelphia marathon weekend. if you're running in the rothman 8k or the half march ton on saturday morning, it looks great. lots of sunshine, clouds moving in late in the day, 66 degrees. sunday, though, the weather may be going downhill fast for the full marathon. windy, rain possible, 52 degrees, some very cold air arriving behind that system on monday with a high of only 48 degrees. if all goes right on sunday or wrong could even get some accumulating snow. stay tuned depending on -- hey, is this on the air -- the poconos they love snow. >> oh, in the poconos. >> yeah, yeah. >> well, they like snow. >> yes, of course. >> abc's "world news tonight" with david muir is next on channel6. "action news" continues at 10:00 on phl17 with brian taff
sharrie williams adam joseph and ducis rodgers and then please join us for a special report at 11:00 here on channel6. "action news" investigative reporter wendy saltzman is looking into one of the most gripping epidemics on the street right now. >> reporter: our cams are are riding along with cops on the front line of the heroin crisis. see the powerful video with police armed with the drug saving lives with just seconds to spare. >> come on, breathe. can you sit up for us sir. joe breathe. >> reporter: don't miss my exclusive investigation the narcan rush only on "action news" tonight at 11:00. >> and for cecily tynan, ducis rodgers and the entire "action news" team i'm jim gardner. we hope you'll join us for "action news" at 11:00. >> ♪
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tonight, breaking news. inside trump tower. the trump white house now coming together. and the controversial choice. also, after that meeting in the oval office, president obama late today on what the meeting was like. and does he still believe mr. trump does not have the temperament to be president? also breaking, the verdict is in. the father charged with first degree murder, accused of intentionally leaving his toddler to die in a hot car. the states of emergency tonight. more than 40 fires burning in the east. and this evening, the american city where families are being told to wear masks. the major new guidelines tonight about the kind of drug millions of americans take to help prevent strokes and heart attacks. and gone too soon. paying tribute tonight to journalist gwen ifill.