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mind of its own. troubleshooter is on the case. >> a teenager's good deed will help her friend and hundreds more. next. two-year agreement.with a test ♪ >> "action news," delaware valley's leading news program, with jim gardner. >> this man is an alleged hit and run driver. he had to be flagged down and held by members of the neighborhood in thal may section
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of philadelphia while police got to the scene. we talked to him. it's an "action news" exclusive. it's wednesday night. the big story is vehicular drama at third anduncan street. dan, there is a lot going on in the story. >> a lot, jim. the victim is stable at einstein. the components of the story are what happens when residents fear the driver is trying to get away and rush the vehicle. the driver fears he's being attacked by a mob. there are questions about the bizarre incident in thal may section. it happened about 3:00 this afternoon. relatives say this man was walking his 12-year-old nephew home from school.
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he was at the crosswalk when witnesses say the driver of this truck blew a stop sign and was about to him both of them. brown pushed his nephew out of the way before he was struck. >> i ran down the street, put his car in park, grabbed his keys. >> a witness says the driver didn't have his eyes on the road when it happened. >> he hit him and put the phone down. >> he denies being on the phone but admits he was distracted. >> he claims he department stop because there were 40 to 50 students kicking his truck and cursing him. >> scared. >> everyone out here was chasing this truck and he continued to run down the street. >> the victim was taken to
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einstein medical center being treated for serious back injuries. relatives say they had to call 911 numerous times and after an hour and a half they flagged down a police wagon to tell them what happened. >> i called and asked what was taking so long. he advised me that there was other more important stuff than what occurred here happening in the district. >> "action news" contacted a policewoman at headquarters who tems us they are looking into the matter to see what the deal was. the driver was given a traffic citation and allowed to go on his way no charges pending at this time. i'm dann cuellar, channel6 "action news." >> two women came forward today as victims of an accused sexual predator in bucks county. the abuse happened when they
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were children, seven and four years old. they say the molestation by william charles thomas went on for years. police arrested him last month charging him with sexual assaulting six children over four decades. >> i was taken advantage of by a grown adult child molester. i hope anyone else affected by this man step up. >> i thought that the depression and anxiety and you can too. >> children are so young and innocent. nobody deserves something like this. >> detectives say thomas had a collection of child pornography, little girl's underwear and a journal of his alleged crimes. he worked as a handy man at the trailer community. >> we have developing news from atlantic city as carl icon
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announces a deal to sell the trump taj mahal casino. it closed its door in october and has been dormant since. hard rock international is buying the property. they didn't disclose the sale price or when the deal is expected to close. icon's company is trying to sell the trump plaza but plans to keep the trump acana. pepsi is laying off 80 to 100 workers at lee plants all services philadelphia. according to officials it's because of the new beverage tax cutting 40% sales. city hall is accusing pepsi of sinksinking to a new hole, holdg
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jobs hostage over the tax. >> donald trump got favorable reviews before a joint session of congress. his optimistic tone is what republican lawmakers wanted to hear. he followed up with a meeting today at the white house to tackle their agenda, healthcare first and then everything else. it is clear investors approved of trump's speech sent the dow soaring 300 points. christie ileto has more on>> tht of investors smiling. in one day stocks soared 300 points. what do the numbers mean? >> we have hit a new high. >> a new high economists say helps your individual retirement
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accounts like your 401k, all because investors like you and me are confident in the country's economy. >> there is an increase in optimism based on what? a change in the management team. we need the optimism translated to hiring, business expansion, capital spending. since president trump won the election the dow has climbed 2600 points. that's good news for small business owners in philadelphia like courty opening a boutique in old city. >> the more the economy grows, the more people spend money, go on vacation, go out to eat. >> not everyone was sold. >> no credit for trump. it was not his doing. >> others say it's a snapshot of the bigger bleaker picture.
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>> it's not going to do anything for the working class. >> the last time the dow soared this quickly was the internet boom in the '90s. it eait's important to remember quickly as it rose it could fall. christie ileto, "action news" 6. >> ryan zinke was signed in as have thsecretary of the interio. six of 22 position in the cabinet are still unfilled. the washington post is reporting the then senator and trump campaign adviser had two meeting with the russian ambassador to the u.s. they later said under oath, i did not have communications with the russians. that was session's response when
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he was asked during his confirmation hearing. anti-semitism has hit philadelphia. someone painted a swastica on the front steps on the 10,000 block of clark place between 7:30 this morning and 11:00. >> meanwhile the reward for information on the desecrated mount carmel cemetery has grown to 6 $67,000. it's not clear it was picked randomly or selected for vandalism, either way, people are volunteering to clean it up. >> reading police are investigating the first murder of the year. a 32-year-old man was shot in the parking lot on the 200 block of penn street overnight.
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a second man was hit but will survive. investigators say the victims were walking to their cars when the shooter came up from behind. these men and women are commit today learning more about the criminal justice system. that's what they were doing tonight. they were enrolled in the police academy. over ten weeks they'll learn about various aspects of a police officers job and the court system. in middle town delaware, this started as the story of a girl that want today help a friend. it turned into an entire town expressing compassion and generosity. "action news" reporter jeanette reyes explains. >> when emily moffet's friend told her she cooperate afford to go to the school daps, it sparked a selfless idea that tugged at the town's heart strings. >> she told me her father was unemployed and her mother was
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struggling to support six people on one salary. >> they turned to the town website. in the post she explained her friend's situation and asked if a dress could be doa could be d. >> i got so far 167 with a hundred more coming. >> dresses of all sizes and colors and fancy shoes and dozens of accessories came pouring in. people as far as florida answered the call. business owner joan zear volunteered a storefront to house the inventory. i thought i would be discussing this with the mother. the mother sat back and i had a conversation with a 13-year-old i thought was 30. >> end of march and april the
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giferls will come in and select their dresses, fittings and alterations and hair will be taken care of. >> people are making a bill deal of it, but this is who she is. i see it everyday. >> her friend has no idea she's the reason this all started. she will find out during the broadcast. it's not too late for you to make a difference in a teenager's life. jeanette reyes, channel6, "action news." >> still to come on "action news," picking up the pieces after devastating tornadoes in the midwest. sidelined, joel embid won't be back on court. ducis rogers has that story. cecily? >> 60s and 70 record highs. tomorrow feels 40-degrees colder. i have the return of winter with
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a touch of snow. >> i'm nydia han, look at this alarming vehicle of a run away vehicle. the owner says she could have been killed. how the troubleshooters got them out of a dangerous car and into a brand new ones. >> researchers found a link between diet in teenage years and early breast cancer. that and more when "action news" continues tonight. ♪ ♪ (vo) love.
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>> tonight, the midwest is cleaning up after being hit by a massive storm system today. 25 tornadoes touched down in eight states yesterday killing three people. southwest of chicago homes were damaged by 155 miles per hour. in missouri the winds hurled vehicles across the highway killing a driver passing through. now to must-see video of a car rolling down a driveway. the owner of the luxury vehicle says she's lucky to be alive. here's our troubleshooter, nydia han to explain. >> this is must-see video. the story is a must her hear. they wanted the car to be
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replaced with one they deem safe. security camera captured it all. >> i turned the emergency brake on and turned the car off. >> sarah is getting her car out of the backseat when the car started moving. >> i thought, this is it. i'm going to be killed by my cadillac. goldstein jumped out of the way in the nick of time. he immediately checked the vehicle. >> i saw the car in park. the emergency brake light was on, the engine was off. i thought there is a huge problem with this vehicle. >> jordan solomon and sarah goldstein reported the incident to the dealership. while it was not under a recall. >> there was a bulletin. >> this service bulletin is online, vehicle rolls in park,
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2013 model. the car's maker tells us, if we are aware of a potential mechanical issue, we'll work with customers who diagnose problems. the dealership offered to fix their vehicle, but that's not what they wanted. >> our vehicle needs to be removed from the road and should never be in service again. >> the couple contacted "action news" and after contacting general motors and the dealership, g.m. agreed to repurchase the couple's vehicle and get a new one. >> we were given the option of any g.m. vehicle. we went with this one. >> it's a 2017atv coupe. with a new transmission and different engine than the car we had previously. i'm relieved and grateful and thank for if are the help "6abc" gave to us resolving the issue.
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>> the safety administration tells "action news" that the cadillac is not subject to existing investigations. g.m. says vehicle roll aways can be caused by a number of factors and can be hard to diagnose. i'm nydia han, action news. >> former vice president joe biden was honored in washington for his political leadership. he received the congressional patriot award from the bi-partisan policy center. two founderers presented the awd to biden. on health check at 11 tonight, a warning for young women. eating jupg food in teenage years could raise the risk of breast cancer. researchers at ucla tracked
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women for 22 years keeping tabs on their diet and health. they found that those ate a highly inflammatory diet were 40% more likely to develop breast cancer before menopause. breast cancer before menopause is rare over all and the poor diet didn't seem to affect breast cancer rates after menopause. real life heros were honored in wilmington. the paramedics hosted the fifth annual sudden cardiac arrest survivor reunions. responders, paramedics, police officers and firefighters were called on stage and recognized for their role in saving lives. good story there. let's get the accuweather forecast from cecily tynan. >> the winds of change are moving in.
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double scan showing an area of showers, embedded thunderstorms moving into the lehigh valley, crossing the northeast extension, north of allentown moving through hamburg. this is ahead of the cold front ushering in the return to winter, and some very gusting winds. right now, temperatures mild 6789 i.arrows out of the south g the cold front hasn't moved through yet. 63 in philadelphia, two degrees high of the record high, wilmington and trenton, 63. atlantic city 64. allentown, 69. satellite six showing thunderstorms rolling through ahead of the cold front. it's a pree frontal trough limiting weather in delaware. here's the cold front. once it clears, the winds pick up and stay windy through the morning hours.
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wind advisory in effect midnight through 11:00. we could have wind gusts up to 45 miles per hour. morning commute, hold on to your cats. the garbage could be flipped over. good luck finding the kanya. bundle up the kids for the bus stop, 6:43, 8:44. windchills around freezing and through the day, windchills stuck in the 30s as low pressure intensifies, high pressure from the west, 49 feels 39. we have a weak system friday bringing snow showers, not really a big deal, a grassy coating possible, opening the door for cooler air saturday. the seven-day forecast, windy, it's seasonably cool, 49-degrees feeling ten degrees cooler with
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windchills. friday, snow showers possible. 42-degrees and heavy into the weekend temperatures drop more saturday, 39 mostly sunny, bumping up to 47 sunday and a quick warm up next week. tuesday, clouds with sunshine, perhaps a shower, 63 and wednesday, on the mild side with a high of 69-degrees. next week, back to the spring jackets. for the next few days, dress for winter. >> thank you, cecily. a group gathered in philadelphia to celebrate women's history month. they hosted the event at the pen and pencil club in partnership with women in media. they honored the struggles, triumphs and celebrations of women in the media. >> there was a culinary competition in king of prussia. ten chefs faced off for the
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embid's status has been changed to "out for the season." he had an mri on the knee early in the week. the good news, the bone is getting better. the bad news, the torn ma nis cus is worse than thought. >> sixers in miami second quarter, tyler johnson on the business end of the alley-oop, down by 20 at the half. fourth quarter, ellington scored 18. sixers lose 125-98. >> the nhl trade deadline came and went but not before the fliers made a move. she traded streit to the lightning and then to the penguins. in return the fliers get 32-year-old center a fourth round draft pick and seventh
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round draft pick. flyers hope he will be a leader like streit was. >> you will go a long way before finding a better example for the young players than mark streit. everything i heard about value tary, similar. >> we talk eagles after the break.
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the eagle coaching staff is in combine. >> we are going to look. free agency starts in a week. you have the draft coming up.
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i'm a believer, you build around the quarterback. we have to get better in all positions. >> bills and rays, two for four, bases loaded, triple in the third inning. >> college basketball, la salle loses at st. louis, 70-55. could have used those guys, iverson, related to allen iverson, 11-points, 7 boards. hawks have lost nine straight games. let's kick it the national team, opening of the cup, scoring 66 minutes, americans on the attack, lynn williams put the rebound home, u.s. wins 1-0 over germany, number two ranked team in the world. that's sports. ducis, thank you. a high school student beat out
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hundreds of others to win a scholarship. she received a $10,000 check. more than 400 students from across the delaware valley, wrote essays about the written word in today's digital world. "jimmy kimmel live" next followed by "nightline." jimmy's guests, alec baldwin. "action news" continues at 4:30. cecily tynan, ducis rogers, the entire "action news" team, i'm jim gardner. goodnight. ♪ ♪
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>> dicky: from hollywood, it's "jimmy kimmel live"! tonight -- alec baldwin, from disney's "beauty and the beast", luke evans, and music from tuxedo. and now, here's jimmy kimmel! [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: hi, everybody. thank you. thank you for coming.reciate th. today is ash wednesday. this is the day you go

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