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in chester. a man's lawn mower nightmare becomes a challenge for troubleshooters -- next. the most awarded luxury suv of the century. visit your volvo dealer to take advantage of our midsommar sales event offer. ♪ ♪ "action news," delaware valley's leading news program, with jim gardner. ♪ >> police are hitting the streets of chester tonight after a day that included four shooting, one deadly. a 16-year-old boy was gunned down on tp way to school.
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while police are talking to persons of interest, there have been no arrests. it is friday night. the big story on "action news" tonight is an outbreak of gun violence on the streets of this city. the tyne ager was killed 10th and fulton. then 9th and occur lynn on west 23rd and 9th. it may be the three shootings are connected. dann cuellar is at police headquarters. a lot to talk about. >> a lot, jim. a 15-year-old has been charged with pointing a gun at an officer and related offences. two others continue to be held in a rash of violence. tonight, in an effort to stem further violence, police say it's all hands on deck. >> every police officer currently working from every division, personnel, records
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room, whatever, they are all on the streets today. >> the city of chester is under seize by unending gun violence beginning early at 6:30 this morning. zion abdu abdullah was walking o school when he was gunned down at 10th and fulton. it's devastating that a 16-year-old child could be walking to high school and begunked down. >> the smoke barely cleared when another shooting at 9th and drove himself toe hospital. his car riddled with bullets. >> there were more shots 10:57. >> by the time police got there, the street was littered with
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bullets. there was more to come on the 13th street and west ninth. >> there was a brief foot pursuit and shots were fired. >> no one was injured and the man was taken into custody. officials plan to double their efforts. >> we have a hand in this to try to bring peace back to the community. >> there was also a desperate plea for the public's help. >> it's more important than ever that the people of chester come together to help us end this. >> unfortunately, it's difficult to see an end anytime soon especially as we approach the beginning of summer in one of america's most violent cities. dann cuellar, "action news." jim? >> thank you, dan. three former administrators at
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penn state university were sentenced to jail, gram spannier sentenced four to 12 months first two behind bars and the rest house arrest. tim curley and gary schultz slightly longer terms. all charged with failing to report jerry sandusky ten years before he was arrested. >> meanwhile, the board of trustees announced new measures along with president eric bayern applying to all fraternitities and sororities, among them oversight over greek life, zero tolerance for hazing. from the delaware news room, an
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independent review found the maximum security prison over crowded under staffed and poorly managed. the review was ordered after the deadly riot in smyrna. the report reported similar problems to the one including hostage taking 2004. prich workers consider exiewngs to be the top concern follow by training. the report confirmed there are no surveillance cameras inside the building where the uprising happened. had there been, they could have been a deterrent to violence and helped afterwards. the governor is scheduled to act on his plans tuesday. >> here is the latest on the trump russia investigation. there is word that special
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council robert mueller is expanding the scope into possible links between the trump campaign and russia. mueller is taking over a separate probe involving one time campaign chairman paul man forfired amid questions about his dealings with prorussian officials in ukraine. mueller may review jeff sessions and rosen stein in the firing of james comey. speaking of comey, the white house is considering whether to employ executive privilege in efforts to stop him from testifying next thursday. >> holy city university is replacing the police force and replacing them with private security guards. after a thorough review they
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have decided to outsource safety needs. they are being encouraged to apply for the new jobs. >> lee caplin, the bucks county man accused of sexual assaulting six girls from an amish family and fathering children with one of them. the parents gifted the girs to the 52-year-old caplin in exchange for financial help. >> the community is trying to put an end to illegal practices at stop and go stores. protesters say the businesses are classified as restaurants but don't operate as such. some of the stores sell shots of alcohol but don't have restroom and are not handicap accessible.
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they want businesses to follow the law and respect the community. a florence new jersey man is drawing praise for rescuing a man from the lake in downtown trenton. the victim was barely staying afloat near south broad street. jean covington and her son immanual were at the right place at the right time to hear his cries for help. >> he spotted him and went down and held him out of the water. he had busted his head. >> i ran down there and he had hit his head. i got him out of the water. >> rescue crews arrived and hoisted the victim out. he was reportedly in and out of consciousness. >> meanwhile a philadelphia teenager is being honored for his bravery. 17-year-old rudy edwards ran
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into his burning home this weekend to rescue his one-year-old nephew from the fire. overbrook high school read from the city council that described his selfless efforts as an action everyday hero. >> today they handed over the keys to the habitat fo habitat y home in bucks county. the new owner has sweat in the home. >> i would like to present rozalin and her family with the key to their new home. >> with that rozalin brooks and her family have a place to call their own. >> it's like a dream come true. >> a home 12-year-old tabitha proudly shows you have a. >shows off.>> what do you love e home? >> the backyard. >> it was built by habitat for
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humanity of buck bucks county. 70-year-old brooks and her five children she adopted from foster care move in next week. ii built the house from the ground up. >> i spackled the walls, paint. >> the brooks family is helped by habitat. they stress it's a hand up for low-income families not a hand out. >> they have to pay a mortgage, taxes on the full value of the home and they have to put in sweat equity hours to be homeowners. >> rozalin, who has adopted 12 children from foster care over the years has lived in a cramped area. >> this is the answer to prayers. >> the faith now paying off for
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her family, a woman with a big heart 2340 now has a home to wa. jeff chirico, "action news." >> it's the story most talked about online. kathy griffin saying she's the victim in the comic controversy. most of us don't think it's funny. we'll hear her emotional plea. >> we take you to the parade of splashy rides to see how coastal students arrived tonight. >> it was a great evening for a prom, dry, comfortable. i'm tracking systems over the weekend with a few rounds of shower. i'll let you know when and where in the forecast. i'm nydia han, helping a citizen with an ongoing problem, a broken lawn mower. >> and in sports, can the
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>> comedian kathy griffin is speaking out about her photograph showing her holding a bloodied head of donald trump. she is receiving death threats.
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she accused the president of trying to ruin her life. >> a sitting president of the united states and his grown children and the first lady are personally, i feel, personally, trying to ruin my life forever. >> griffin has apologized for the photo. she admits she went too far but was meant to parody trump made about blood during the campaign. she said she will continue to use the president in her stand up act. >> investigators say yesterday's attack at a casino in the philippines was the deadly outcome of a botched robbery. the gunman filled a backpack with $2 million worth of chips and set gaming tables on fire. 36 people died. the suspect died from an apparent suicide despite claims
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from responsibility of ic isis, filipino authorities say this was not an act of terrorism. >> 10s of thousands of concert goers had to evacuate the festival but dit did it in an orderly fashion. organizers home to resume the concert tomorrow. >> britain's prince william today met with police officers who responded to the manchester terrorist bombing. the duke of cambridge visited the hospital where dozens of wounded youngsters are being treated. this weekend ariana grande will return to manchester to hold a benefit concert for families of
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those killed. >> it will be broadcast in the united states. a one hour special of highlights from the concert will air here on channel6 sunday night following the nba finals and the late edition of "action news" at 11:00. >> unemployment has fallen to a 16 year low. the jobs report listed the unemployment rate 4.3% but 138,000 jobs were added last month, 50,000 less than expected. the labor department underestimated how many people got jobs march and april. weaker than expected job creation didn't stop wall street. the dow gained 62 points a high of 21,206. the nasdaq up 59, 6305 and the
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s&p gained nine points to 2439. dealing with a big company can be frustrating if you feel your complaints are falling on deaf ears. that's when our troubleshooters step in to help. here's nydia han with the story of a man and his mower. >> half acre, that's how much he has to mow during peak season. imagine his frustration when his mower kept breaking down. >> i get half way done, ca pow. >> a technician came out to fix the problem, but a few days later -- >> i'm on my tractor. ca pow. you have to be kidding me. >> a second service call. then, you guessed it, a couple of days later. >> back on the tractor i go,
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grass is half cut. ca pow again. >> all in one month. bowman had enough. he contacted sears for a replacement. >> he said i'm not authorizing a new one. click. >> then they called for action. >> she was so nice. >> sears tells the troubleshooters our team has reviewed the situation and replaced the riding mower and mulch kit. >> next thing i know, i get the call, you are getting a new lawn tractor. >> and this one works. >> had your people not gotten involved, i would not have goth goegotten it. i probably would have parked it at the sears center with a sign on it.
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>> at sears, our top priority is satisfaction of our members. we hope he remains a loyal serious customer. if you have an issue, the troubleshooters would love to help you. give us a call or reach out on facebook or twitter. i'm nydia han, "action news" channel6. >> she's done it again. >> accuweather forecast with cecily tynan. >> it's looking decent. 6 live double scan showing it's dry out there. it's a beautiful sunset. i had it posted on my facebook page looking at the sun setting over the bay. comfortable conditions. down from the high of 80.
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the next system i'm tracking, a piece of energy. this is moving through tomorrow morning. that brings clouds with showers. future trackers showing about 9:00, a brief, thin line of showers north of philadelphia. they don't last long at all. by lunchtime, they are out of here. it should be a beautiful afternoon. low humidity, cooler than today. 77 philadelphia, allentown, 76. same in wilmington and cape may, 71. we have another system moving in late on sunday. future tracker showing most of the day sunday, rain free. 10:00 in the morning, sunshine, clouds building in the poconos. the latest models bring a line of showers moving in around dinner time, 5:00 north and west of philadelphia. most of the day, rain free. if they survive all the way to the beach, it won't happen until
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after sundown. saturday, nice down the shore. sunshine, 72-degrees. sunday, partly sunny with a high of 70. race weekend in dover. tomorrow, mix of sun and clouds, 777-degrees. sunday, partly sunny with a high of 71-degrees. it should be nice for the races. >> tomorrow, morning showers, afternoon sunshine, high of 77. sunday, partly sunny. a warm front moving in. 82-degrees with evening showers, thunderstorms, we keep the chance of showers monday. high of 82-degrees and then temperatures cool down. tuesday, cooler with shower, 74. wednesday, the coolest day of the week, 71 again. thursday, we dry things out, sunny, 77 and friday, a high of
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80-degrees. the first weekend of june should be nice, not perfect but nicer than last week. >> we deserve it after may. >> may was miserable. >> june will be great. a prom night tradition continued tonight. seniors kicked off the night with a parade. students road on fire trucks, motorcycles, carriages and classic cars. the tradition dates back to 1980. the graduating class of 2017 at crystal ray high school has 77 reasons to celebrate. all 77 seniors have been accepted to four year colleges or universities. they have been awarded a total of $8.5 million in scholarship. students will stay close to home and attend schools like drexel,
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may, worst may of 90 years. how do the phillies start the month of june? feels like may. >> phils with a giant hole starting in the first again. hernandez misplays, phils down 1-0. they make two errors, manager is not happy. eickhoff walks five guys. pete mackanin seen enough. eickhoff still to win the game. first batter he faces walks in a run. phils walks ten guy, including the pitcher. phillies lose 10-0. talk about a giant mess. >> i don't have a lot to say. i don't know what to say. i'm at a loss for words. bad way to start the month.
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three guys had two hits. we were shut out. not a pleasant night. >> it was tough. we got to turn the page. we have to play tomorrow. >> brutal. >> the honeymoon is over. two weeks after attending his wedding, andy reed cuts chief receiver former eagle first round pick maclin, now a free agent. he was two years into his five year contract in kansas city. he's coming off the worst season in the nfl. maclin was scheduled to make close to 10 mi $10 million this upcoming season. >> defensive end derek barnett signed his rooky contract. now time to prove hisworth. he's looking to be better in the
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nfl with the eagles. ool h >> he has things to work on like any rooky. he's an effective player. against all competition. he's consistent game to game. tough as can be. >> barnett drawing praise from his coaches. still to come, kicking it with joel embiid. we'll be right back. ♪ from the time i was pregnant with him, had so much life and energy in him. he wanted out, and he wanted to conquer the world. right now, quinton's goal is to be a doctor. it's not easy being a single parent with three kids and having to provide for them. but my son will be an amazing doctor, and he'll help people that are less fortunate.
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eagle logo on his car. the sponsor was teening up to promote a teacher program. thekyle won the race in dover. finally, we know he can dribble a basketball and joel embiid can dribble a soccer ball as well. the sixer star kicking it around at a soccer match in whales. when asked what nba player would make the best soccer player, guess what he said? joel embiid. >> "action news" continues at 5:30. for cecily tynan, jeff skversky, and the entire "action news" team, i'm jim gardner. have a great night and a great weekend. ♪ ♪
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