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>> it's just unfortunate. i'm showing up if it was reverse i would want someone to show up for me. >> america's dad had high profile support on hand as he walked into that courtroom this as testimony begins in a long awaited trial. "action news" reporter dann cuellar live in norristown with us with details on day one of the cosby trial. dann. >> reporter: monica, the sensational sex trial of comedian bill cosby got under way with both the prosecution and defense urging the jury to do one thing, forget all they know about cosby inarguably one of the world's most famous celebrities. cosby smiled but said nothing as he arrived at the courthouse using a cane accompanied by actress keisha knight pulliam who played his daughter rudy. he tells reporters she came to support her tv dad. >> everyone is entitled to be innocent until proven guilty and i accept the verdict that is handed down but simply this is not the man that i've ever
seen, that i've ever known, how he's ever shown up for me. >> reporter: in her opening statement assistant da kristen feden said trust betrayal and inability to consent is what the case is all about. she under jurors not. she promised to expose the 79-year-old entertainer as a celebrity who traded his celebrity for sex but defense lawyer brian mcmonagel immediately attacked inconsistencies in accuser andrea constand's story disputed that she was incapacitated and made the case that she and cosby had a romantic relationship. mcmonagel said cosby gave her benadryl after she complained she could not sleep. the prosecution called as its first witness a woman who has publicly identified herself only as casey. she claims cosby drugged and assaulted her in 1996. cosby showed no reaction as the woman testified. and day one of the trial is still under way inside the courthouse here in norristown.
you can see the large presence of media organizations outside the courthouse, media from across the country and all over the world. we note that cosby's wife camille was not in the courtroom today. cosby faces 10 years in prison if convicted on the sex assault charges. live in norristown, i'm dann cuellar channel6 "action news." >> thank you, dann. our coverage continuesline at 6abc.com/cosby trial. there you will find a time line of events leading up to cosby's day today in court and the very latest from the proceedings in montgomery county. >> police in bucks county have called off the search for an escaped prisoner tonight. according to officials daniel selby was being transported to prison when he told officers he was sick. when selby was let out of the van he pushed the deputy then ran off still handcuffed. police think selby was picked up by someone in a car about 5:30 this morning and he is no longer in the area. officials do not say where
they think selby is heading. he had been arrested for failure to appear on a drug charge. >> developing news right now out of london. british police have named two of the three men they say are responsible for an attack on one of the city's most popular landmarks. saturday night the men used a van and a knife in their deadly rampage on the london bridge killing seven people and leaving dozens wounded. police say neither suspect was on the radar of intelligence agencies before that attack. we'll have much more on the live report from london for you, that's coming up tonight at 5:30. in orlando, officials are learning more about the gunman who shot and killed five people there today. police are calling this shooting a case of workplace violence, not terrorism but it does come nearly one year after the deadliest mass shooting in u.s. history. janai norman has been following this investigation out of florida. she's live in and washington with details tonight. >> reporter: monica this case of workplace violence is
another terrifying shooting in the orlando community as that community prepares to mark the anniversary of the worst deadliest mass shooting in u.s. history in just one week. a disgruntled former employee armed with a handgun and a hunting knife. officials say just after 8:00 a.m., they received multiple 911 calls reporting an active shooter at an industrial business just outside of orlando. shelley adams says her sister was in the bathroom when she heard gunshots. >> is she just heard a bang is all she said and when she came out she saw one person on the floor. just my boss is dead, my boss is dead. >> reporter: investigators say it appears the 45-year-old shooter reloaded at least once as he shot and killed the five victims who's ages range from early 30's to mid 60's. >> at least one of them he had a negative relationship with but he was certainly singling out the individuals he shot. >> reporter: abc news has learned he was an army veteran fired from the business back
in april. orange county sheriff confirmed eight workers made it out alive. >> he pointed a firearm at her and told her to get out of the business. >> reporter: and sheriff dennings says deputies arrived on scene within two minutes of the first 911 call and it appears the gunman turned the gun on himself just as deputies were arriving. he said that suspect was a shooting at that same business back in 2014. reporting live in washington, janai norman channel6 "action news". >> thank you. back to that breaking news story out of montgomery county now where a water main break has created a big mess in abington. >> "action news" reporter walter perez is live on the scene in abington with the very latest. walter. >> reporter: hey, guys, i'm here on the corner of edge hill road and bradfield road here in roslyn and edgehill road is blocked off as traffic a real mess here in terms of traffic and the water itself and kind enough to join me live a very busy man deputy
police chief patrick malloy. deputy chief walk me through what time it started and how long you think the situation will last. >> approximately 3:15 this afternoon we responded to a water main break, a 6-inch main broke in the 900 block of edgehill road and thousands of gallons of water were rushing down o toward tyson app. -- avenue. this impacted residents on tyson avenue. i'm being told by aqua officials they'll have no service until sometime tomorrow. we're asking residents to stay weigh from this area if they could, the 900 block of edgehill road and tyson avenue. our main concern is the safety of the residents who were already evacuated but also the property damage and to make sure that we secure those properties before they're able to go back and enter. >> reporter: there are already people asking questions about filing claims and getting information. is there something set up already where they can go? >> yes. we're working very closely with aqua officials. we're getting that information
and we will post that on our abington township police department's web page and also our facebook page. and that will be available as soon as possible. we're working with them right now to get that information. >> reporter: now, this may sound like a silly question but is the water main on someone's property because it seems like it's cascading down a couple properties onto the street from that behind the home. >> the water main runs along edgehill road and between a few properties. but the main that had ruptured is in public property on the street here on edgehill road. >> reporter: very quickly, how long do you think it will be before things are under control and how long before the road is reopened. >> well, our abington township public works officials are out here, our code enforcement engineering. tyson avenue is -- could be opened in the next several hours. but we believe edgehill road will be closed at least this portion, the 900 block, until sometime tomorrow morning because the work is very involved. >> reporter: deputy chief malloy thank you so much. appreciate it. we'll have much more on this story coming coming up on "actin
news." reporting live from roslyn walter perez channel6 "action news." >> turning to accuweather and the unsettled week in store for our region. take a look live outside sky6 hd showing penn's landing, some cloud cover up above. we're tracking unsettled weather and a chance of thunderstorms for the next few days. meteorologist cecily tynan watching double scan radar live with a first look at it all. hey, cecily. >> hi, monica. double scan live showing i'm actually tracking two low pressures. one is to the south off the coast of virginia. that's what's bringing steady rain parts of south jersey southern delaware. another up to the north will that drag a cold front through our region later tonight ink beforing in the possibility of some thunderstorms, mainly north of philadelphia, the lehigh valley, the poconos really the best chance. but right now the steady rain is across south jersey parts of cumberland burlington ocean county moving across 47 and these areas have been seeing the bulk of the rain today. we can actually flip double
scan live over and show you how much rain and it's spotty but there are some areas near fortescue, near millville, about an inch to an inch and a half of rain so they did have some flood advisories there, localized flooding. tonight showers, rain exiting to the south but then that cold front sweeps through bringing the potential for some thunderstorms, again mainly north and west. it stays unsettled, stays cool, somewhat damp the next two days but i do have summer heat including 90-degree weather coming up in the seven-day forecast. i'll have all the details in a few minutes. rick. >> all right cecily, thank you. police in margate are beefing up security around a wawa there for the rest evident summer. comes on the heels of this massive brawl involving over 300 teenagers. they had gathered at the wawa on washington and ventnor offers last weekend after a huge fight broke out on the nearby beach. wawa has agreed to pay to have officers patrolling on friday and saturday nights from 8:00 to midnight. >> advocates for fair affordable housing testified
before philadelphia city council today. president darrell clarke proposed a bill that would create a tax for closure diversion program. it will help homeowners who are facing financial hardship to avoid homelessness and to maintain neighborhood stability. the proposal similar to philadelphia's nationally recognized effort to save homeowners from foreclosure. >> time for a check of our "action news" traffic report monday night. >> let's take it live to matt pelman in the "action news" traffic center traffic center to see how it's going out there. >> people trying to get he them to their houses but some don't want to. the suv disabled in the right lane so just one lane is getting by heading in towards south street. that means it's a.m. solid jam coming in from montgomery drive on the eastbound schuylkill. i would really consider using the river drives, the mlk or the kelly instead but our broken down vehicle on 95 in delco northbound by 452 has cleared. however still locked up from namaans road through this point as you head up towards the blue route. we're watching the big water
main break in abington township that many walter was telling us about. portions of edgehill bradfield and tyson are blocked off. stay a little distance away if you can. highland avenue and jenkintown road would be some alternates. in florence township reports of a crash along 130 near delaware avenue by roy's garage and in glassboro watch out for a wreck along 47 near 322. main street might be a better option. we'll check it again brian and monica in the next half hour. >> thank you. a plan to privatize the skies around the u.s. while president trump wants to take the country's air traffic control system out of the hands of the faa. >> in health check a new study aimed at measuring the true effects of talking on a cell phone while driving. ali gorman with results when "action news" returns tonight.
>> president trump says he wants to privatize the country's air traffic control system. the president called his plan a "air travel revolution." he says the plan will make the system more modern and allow for technological changes and updates to happen faster. the president also says the move would help with costs and travel time for passengers and will not cost any taxpayer dollars. >> health check tonight. new study shows how a simple
hands free cell phone conversation can still distract the driver. >> ali gorman joins us with those details tonight. >> hey, guys. this is a really interesting study that they did. we know that talking on a cell phone while driving can affect your attention and your driving ability. researchers from the university of iowa measured the exact effects. they used a computer experiment to track eye movement while asking questions. it took volunteers who answered the questions twice as long to pick up a new object on the screen compared to drivers who were not asked questions or who didn't have to respond. now, the delay is about 400 milliseconds which doesn't seem long but those delays can accumulate causing someone to barely pay attention to things around them. the amount of sodium in packaged foods is going down. researchers from the university of north carolina analyzed the sodium contents of packaged foods across more than 170,000 households.
over a 15 year period they found that sodium levels decreased about 12 percent. one of the biggest changes was in condiments but it's still not clear how this will translate into a person's overall sodium intake. finally today a lot of kids have dusted off their bicycles for the season. pediatricians are reminding parents about bike safety. head injuries are the most dangerous biking injuries but helmets can help prevent them. experts say don't assume last year's helmet will still fit or be in good shape. they should be rechecked. if your child has a new one have them pick it out. they're more like to wear one that they like. you want to look for one that is smooth and round and make sure kids know how to use it. >> a lot of kids don't like to tie the clasp and that's a bad idea because even though you can sometimes get a good fit with some of the adjustable head pieces, that really isn't enough to hold the helmet on
in case of a crash. >> also you want to try to look for one that is light colored or respect flect tiff and helmets are not just for biking, obviously they're to are roller blading skateboarding hoverboarding. >> i wear one just to get the mail. >> thanks ali. >> meantime this weekend's one love manchester concert raised nearly $3.5 million for charity. the show was organized by pop star ariana grande whose fans of course were attacked by a suicide bomber at her concert there last month. miley cyrus katie ferry and coldplay were some of the big names that joined ariana grande on stage yesterday. that brings the red cross total to nearly $13 million for manchester. >> very nice. much more still ahead on "action news" at 5:00 tonight. the speech that could make singer bob dylan nearly $1 million richer. >> plus, details behind apple's newest product, the first from the tech giant in more than two years.
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back here it was graduation day today for high school students in west philadelphia. >> ♪ west catholic prep high school held its graduation ceremony in the school's auditorium. parents and loved ones watched as the female students in white and the male students in blue got their diplomas today. congratulations to all of the grads. >> quite a lot to be proud of. >> uh-huh. >> still to come a check of that forecast. >> as we look live at philadelphia international airport monday night, meteorologist cecily tynan has that update from accuweather and hopefully she'll let us know when we'll see some sunshine when we come right back. >> ♪ you knew when you cast it they'd lock you up. but that didn't stop you. you traveled far and wide, and others followed.
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>> time for the accuweather forecast on a monday. >> that's right. here's meteorologist cecily tynan. hi. >> hi, monica and rick. hopefully you saw the sunshine this weekend because the clouds are back and the showers as well. but double scan live showing that we really dried out. i-95 and areas northwest, there's still a steady pretty light rain across south jersey, hammonton right now, it's raining lightly, millville, sea isle city. there's one area that we do have some heavier rain. this is right over route 47 right now, south of port elizabeth, morristown right now and this is beginning to break up. so that steady rain will continue pushing to the south but then there's another
system that could be affecting areas north tonight with the chance for thunderstorms. right now temperatures nowhere near the average lie for this time of the year which is now 80. we're 73 in philadelphia, allentown, reading lancaster, wilmington, all the same. cape may with that wind generally off the ocean out of the northeast. currently only 67 degrees. but did you notice the humidity is pretty high. dewpoints generally in the 60's, so you can really feel that moisture in the air and if there are any thunderstorms across the lehigh valley that can pull down a very quick downpour tonight. satellite and radar showing there's one low pressure moving off the coast of virginia. that's taking the rain out of south jersey but then there's a front that has been sparking some thunderstorms up across new york state. so future tracker showing around 10 o'clock tonight, some thunderstorm activity again well to the north and west. berks county, the lehigh valley the poconos probably will see some of the action. i really don't think it's going to get to philadelphia. tomorrow morning you wake up yet again shades of gray, plenty of clouds, not much
rain in the morning, just a few sprinkles but an upper level low spins closer to us in the afternoon. that will bring us showers, perhaps some thunderstorms around lunchtime mainly west of philadelphia. by 5 o'clock, pushing further across lancaster county. tomorrow you may want a jacket. temperatures basically going nowhere. stuck in the mid 60's with a northeasterly wind, plenty of clouds. it will be cool and it will be somewhat damp. so the five day at 5:00 showing tomorrow keep the umbrella at hand, showers in the afternoon, cloudy and cool, a high of 69 degrees. wednesday drops down 65, mostly cloudy, a few more showers. then things begin to change on thursday. partly sunny, 72, friday up to 79, saturday pretty nice, 82. slight chance of a few thunderstorms in the afternoon. it gets a lot warmer on sunday and monday. adam will talk about that in the seven-day forecast. good timing the weekend is look, pretty nice. >> okay. >> thank you. >> thank you cecily. quick break. more news when we come right back.
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londoners are coping in the wake of another series of terrorist attacks. investigators move quickly to detain anyone who may have been involved. we're live in london with the very latest. a philadelphia medical center dealing with major electrical problems tonight and it's impacting sections of the hospital. >> 66 years after he died at a pow camp overseas, the remains of the korean war veteran have been identified and now he's coming home for burial. i'm nora muchanic in williamstown. i'll have that story coming up. >> now to the latest in the deadly terror attacks in london. today british police identified two of the suspected terrorists involved as the city tries to regain a sense of normalcy in the wake of another tragedy. london's mayor called the 27-year-old and 30-year-old attackers "perverse and poisonous" and vowed not to rest until everyone involved is brought to justice. live in london for us with the latest. good evening, ariel. >> reporter: good evening, monica.
british prime minister theresa may is calling for more robust approach to combating local extremism as we learn more about the men responsible for saturday's deadly attack. british authorities have released the names of two of the three men shot dead by police following saturday's murderous rampage. khuram shazad butt andachid redouane. >> we will step up the fight against extremism and we will defeat the terrorists. >> reporter: heartbroken families grieving the loss of their loved ones. melissa mcmullen calling her brother an inspiration. >> words will never be able to match his efforts. there only ever be one james. >> reporter: stories of heroism from saturday. police and everyday citizens stepping up to fend off the attackers during the eight
minutes of horror. an american college student from brooklyn says he came out from under the table where he was hiding and rushed to help. >> i just couldn't sit there as this man was bleeding to death and just let it happen. >> reporter: police are still conducting raids in east london trying root out any possible accomplices in the attack. they are also urging anyone with knowledge to come forward. >> we want to generate confidence within the community to make sure they feel supported and encouraged and feel safe when they're talking to us. >> reporter: abc news has learned that these men me have been planning this attack for several months. one of them featured in a british documentary about local jihadis had. in london, ariel, monica. >> thank. saudia arabia egypt bahrain are cutting ties with qatar. the nations have accused qatar of supporting terrorism. the nation called them unjustified and baseless.
qatar citizens say they have 14 days to leave saudia arabia bahrain the eu. they banned their citizens from centering qatar. president donald trump will not exert executive privileges. the white house says the president wants to assure a swift examination of facts related to comey's firing and the multiple investigations into russia's meddling. comey will answer questions this thursday morning on capitol hill. our sarah bloomquist will head to washington, d.c. ahead of comey's testimony before congress. she'll have live reports starting wednesday night right here on 6abc. >> president trump took aim at the justice department for asking the supreme court to review what he calls watered down politically correct versions of the travel ban he signed in march. in a series of morning tweets, trump says the justice department should have stayed with the first travel ban executive order. both orders aimed at temporarily halting entry to
the u.s. from a half dozen muslim majority countries that have been blocked by the lower courts. the supreme court announced today that it will that undertake a major cell phone privacy case next term. cell phone service providers can track the location of its users. well, now the justices will determine if police can use that same cell tower data to locate suspected criminals without a warrant. the high court has long held that the fourth amendment does not apply because customers voluntarily provide information to phone companies. the decision to hear the string of cases is a landmark decision in the long running clash between privacy and technology. world news tonight with david muir will are have much more on the supreme court schedule including president trump's travel ban as well as the latest on the london terrorist attack. you can watch it all tonight at 6:30 following "action news" at 6:00ly. >> a local high school junior was killed in a crash on i-95 in delaware county. the crash happened late last night near exit 10 in tinicum
township. police say four teens were traveling in a gmc yukon when the vehicle collided with two others. that impact sent the yukon into the air. four people were not wearing seat belts and were ejected. officials from academy park high school confirmed the four were juniors at the school. the name of the student killed hasn't been released. einstein medical center in olney is that continuing to deal with serious electrical issues tonight. chopper6 over the hospital a short time ago. "action news" has learned several major portions of the hospital have been without power much of the day. currently inpatient areas either have full electrical service or are operating on backup power. the cause of the electrical issues is still not been determined. we'll continue to follow this story and bring you updates as soon as we get them. a driver crashed into a philadelphia water department truck overnight. this the scene on roosevelt boulevard near fifth street in feltonville. police say the driver lost control, hit the truck and
another parked vehicle. the driver then stopped a few blocks weigh from the scene. he was questioned by police but no word on any charges. >> a man in wilmington was seriously hurt when he jumped out of a second story window to get away from police. officials tells they went to serve a warrant at a home here on the 200 block of east 35th street around 6:30 this morning. the man is wanted on several felony charges. police say when they arrived the suspect jumped out of the window and landed on the drive way. he was taken to the hospital with head injuries. no word on his condition tonight. a man with a gun tried to rob a massage parlor in the spring garden section of philadelphia. surveillance cameras captured images of the suspect back on may 26th. police say he went into the business on the 400 block of north 12th street that friday evening when an employee told the suspect there was no money in the building the man fled without taking anything. if you recognize this suspect, you're asked to call police. two federal lawmakers from
new jersey are touting legislation that would help schools test water for lead and replace the outdated infrastructure. senator cory booker and representative josh goth heimer are proposing the get the led out of schools affect it would reimburse agencies that test water for lead and provide funding to help replace outdated pipes much the legislation would also help ensure that drinking water in schools is continually monitored, that resources are provided to help address the problems. >> time right now for a check of the traffic scene out there on a monday. >> matt pelman monday night. how are we looking so far. >> those with a lead foot aren't going to be able to use it rick and monica. there's too much other stuff in your way, too much other traffic. we had a vehicle that broke down here along 95, northbound side earlier. then there was an accident here northbound by the commodore barry bridge. both are now gone but 95 northbound is still extra heavy as you come away from the delaware state line slowly crawling on up to the scene of that earlier crash by the commodore barry bridge.
and we had a broken down vehicle on the schuylkill eastbound side under 30th street station. that, too, has been pushed off to the side but still speeds like 11 miles per hour as you come eastbound from montgomery drive. river drives mlk or kelly would be a better bet. let's check the red soap zone. it's the vine street expressway by the schuylkill expressway. jammed in both directions and construction crews scheduled to return tonight through thursday nights this week and they'll shut down the vine starting at 11 o'clock. we continue to watch the water main break in abington township blocking portions of edgehill, bradfield and tyson. i would stick with highland avenue and jenkintown road, stay a little bit farther away, if you can, that would be a good idea and a live look in mount laurel this is route 73 southbound lanes by the new jersey turnpike, there's an accident up ahead approaching church road so it's extra heavy here on 73 southbound. rick and monica, back over to you. >> all right, matt, thank you again. much more still ahead on "action news" tonight. the south jersey veteran who serve in the korean war is
finally coming home to rest more than 60 years after he died in a pow camp. nora muchanic tells us how the man's classmate made it all possible. >> four years of hard work tests and studying are culminated in this graduation in north philadelphia of a high school. we'll show you. adam. >> monica, the steady showers and even some downpours in southern areas now sliding off the coast. we're awaiting a front to the north and west could spark a downpour later tonight for some of the areas. details on that and 90's to return in that seven-day forecast. >> all right. plus jeff skversky here with the eagles sixers and phillies news in sports when "action news" comes right back. >> okay.
>> international space station welcome its first returning vehicle in years. the space-x dragon capsule made a second delivery today. space shuttle atlantis was the last repeat 56 years ago. dragon delivered mice and fruit flies used to study hearts and the effect on weightlessness. second annual philadelphia international unity cup is back. mayor jim kenney and city officials host this ceremony in south philadelphia. more than 200 players and coaches were on hand as teams
were drawn for the opening round. the unity cup is world cup style tournament held over several months. it united states the city's neighborhoods and celebrates its diverse immigrant communities through soccer. >> time for sports. jeff is here. should we talk football or baseball. >> let's talk eagles. >> okay. >> let's talk some football. eagles coaching staff is praising carson wentz for taking ownership of this team. they see a big difference in this time from last year, the eagles season is still a little more than three months away. and they're only practicing outside in shorts right now but eagles offensive coordinator frank wright says quarterback carson wentz is looking really good this off season. wentz and the eagles are back to work this morning for voluntary practices. wentz has been working on his mechanics and movement in the pocket to avoid hits and sacks. subtle small difference that is will hopefully make a big difference week one in washington. >> i think i definitely feel more comfortable with everything. that's what a year under your belt does for you. a year under your belt and also those game situations, so
just coming in this off season, having a full off season to go back and dissect tape, study the concepts more in depth and knowing every detail about the concepts, definitely not -- don't have it mastered by any means but definitely feel much more comfortable with it. >> the nba draft is a few weeks away. sixers general manager brian colangelo says they've scheduled meetings with every top 10 pick with the exception cold sixers have four second round picks plus a third over all and using on lonzo ball if he's available. they would like to meet with him. >> we certainly have a interest in meeting and talking to all top 10 prospects. we had a chance to meet with several of them already. no individual workouts here
but we've had some workouts out on the road and we're moving along getting as much information as possible but it's certainly something that we would like to arrange with lonzo. >> the phillies are in atlanta tonight visiting the braves in their brand new ballpark. phillies looking to win three in a row for the first time since the end of april. they scored 14 runs in their last two games doing most of the damage odubel herrera and maikel franco which appear to be coming out of their slumps after being bunched. both are back in the lineup. hopefully they can repeat what they did the last few days t the manager likes the way they responded. >> it was good to see those guys bust it open. franco a big home run today to put us ahead. hopefully this is the -- winning this series is what we needed to give us a spark and take it into atlanta. >> peter laviolette and the national predators look to
even the stanley cup final two games a a piece in game four against sydney cosby and the penguins. how is lebron james coping with losing the first two games of the nba finals. the cavs star says he needs food and wine and he'll be all right. lebron and the cavs need to show more hunger against steph curry and the warriors, outscored by 41 so far golden state is a perfect 14 and o in the playoffs. that is a record. game three right here on 6abc wednesday night as the series shifts to cleveland, you can also watch on the 6abc and abc app. that will be a big game. >> absolutely. >> we'll see if cleveland can get a win in this series. right now they're in big trouble. >> it was a good game until the third quarter. >> it was close but still a blowout at the end. >> a gloucester county man who bravely served in the korean war but never returned home will finally rest with his family more than six decades later because of the
determination of a classmate t new jersey correspondent nora muchanic has that story tonight. >> it's been a long time coming. >> reporter: you can understand if ralph delaney gets a little choked up. for more than 24 years this 84-year-old marine veteran has been working on the case of william piper who died as a prisoner of war. he found a long lost brother of piper to give a dna sample before his death. 16 years after he died in 1951 the military has positively identified his remains and is shipping them home for burial. >> i was like shell shocked i guess. i just never -- never envisioned getting that phone call. >> reporter: delaney was two years behind piper at glassboro high school. he was considered next of kin because all of piper's immediate family is dead. it wasn't until just the last couple weeks via social media several nieces were located including sherri bum of
magnolia. she had only ever heard of her uncle walter who died in korea. >> i did not know he was a prisoner of war, did not know he had never come home, did not know that he died as a prisoner of war. >> reporter: a funeral with full military honors sr set at the gloucester county veterans park in williamstown. a number of citizen and veterans groups have that expressed a keen 90 participating in the funeral including the american legion riders who will provide a motorcycle escort. >> identify him and bring him home and it's closure to the families and friends. >> it's sad but it's also pretty -- it's a pretty wonderful thing. >> reporter: and on june 17th private walter will get the welcome home and the proper burial he never got more than six decades ago. in williamstown, i'm nora muchanic channel6 "action news". >> ♪ eds up to 940 megs.
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might be outdoors. >> gloomy start to the week. >> sprinkle. >> yeah and it will remain that way for the next couple days but then we'll be rewarded here at the end of the week and this upcoming week. you'll like the seven day. storm tracker6 live double scan a lot of steady showers north and west of philadelphia have shut off. they've moved south of the city and the heavy rain that brought close to an inch and a half inches of rain here in southern and central parts of new jersey like areas around mays landing just south of millville to fortescue, that heavy rain as you can see has also faded off of the radar scope. we don't have those bright oranges as well as reds and yellows. there is still some steady rain in these areas but as you can see the back edge of this rain continues to slowly push from the west to the east and even here that rain will end over the next couple of hours. temperatures are cool for this time of year. in the upper 60's to low 70's. however, when you step out, it kind of has that tropical feeling out there. that humidity humidity is up with dewpoints.
that will change on tuesday tomorrow as a front comes in we'll send a northerly wind in so you'll notice a big difference of how it feels when you step out tomorrow compared to right now. as you look on satellite and radar earlier today again you have that steady rain, very light albeit to the north and west of philadelphia but has ended. all the heavy stuff is missing us to our south off the delmarva but as we lift to the north there is a spin near toronto and ottawa. this is an upper level low. it's like a cold pool of airway up in the atmosphere and it just keeps things very unsettled and this is slowly going to sink down to the south over the next couple of days. so that locks in the cloud cover overnight tonight. stays pretty mild, 60 to 63 degrees, could be a scattered shower, even a thunderstorm up towards the lehigh valley or the poconos, very late tonight. this is the actual cold front that's going to bring in that cooler air for the next couple of days but as you can see, most of us stay dry overnight t as we wake up tomorrow morning, clouds are still here though unfortunately not going to break that as we get into
our tuesday. could be a couple of areas of drizzle and then it will be some rotation of a few scattered showers, even some downpours throughout the day tomorrow but it is not a washout. it's just gloomy once again and temperatures a tad cooler than today. 64 allentown, 65 in trenton and near 70 for wilmington, millville and places down to the south with those scattered showers and a northeast wind six to 12 miles an hour. the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast, that low will slowly drift through here. not only tomorrow but again on wednesday where temperatures fall even more to 65 degrees with a lot of clouds and again, a scattered shower around. but we finally kick that low away, turning partly sunny on thursday, 72 degrees. still below average but we'll take it here on friday at 79 with that sunshine and it's very nice on saturday, could be an afternoon thunderstorm at 82 degrees but most of the day is dry and then it heats up and we turn up the humidity as well sunday into monday as
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>> ♪ >> right now jim gardner and the "action news" team are standing by with thighs stories. bill cosby gets support from his on screen daughter on day one of the sexual assault trial against him. next at 6:00 details of today's testimony. plus, a business boom for norristown as crowds descend on the town for the actor's trial. >> also the water main break that created a rushing river in the yards of some residents in montgomery county. that and much more coming up next at 6:00. now for meteorologist adam joseph, cecily tynan, jaime apody, jeff skversky, monica malpass, the entire "action news" team, i'm rick williams. have a nice evening. >> good night. >> good night. >> ♪
>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with ducis rodgers, meteorologist cecily tynan and jim gardner. >> ♪ >> monday night. philadelphia police arrest two teenaged gunmen for opening fire on a graduation party. and a water main break sends water rushing through a neighborhood in roslyn, montgomery county. but the big story on "action news" tonight, the bill cosby sexual assault trial, it is finally under way. this was the scene this morning in norristown as cosby arrived at the montgomery county courthouse. he was accompanied by keisha knight pulliam. she played cosby's youngest daughter, rudy, on the cosby
show. today the jury which was select the last week in pittsburgh heard opening statements from both the prosecution and the defense. "action news" reporter vernon odom and chad pradelli are live at the courthouse tonight. vernon, let's start with you. what happened inside the courtroom today? >> reporter: jim, there was a lot of drama inside and outside the courtroom today. two women from bill cosby's past showed up here. one who testified in court that she was sexually assaulted by bill cosby back in the 90's and another long time admirer who came to court to praise him. for the opening day of his trial bill cosby was accompanied by an old colleague who came to norristown to offer moral support keisha knight pulliam a child actress portraying rudy during the glory days of the fictitious huxtable family on television. she spoke with abc news. >> this is not the man that i've ever seen, that i've ever known. how he's ever shown up for me.