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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. so, at this point in time, i
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feel, you know, i can only go based on the interactions that i've had with him. >> reporter: but as prosecution testimony started, another female from bill cosby's past emerged kelly jackson knew cosby in the 90's in l.a. she told the jury cosby lured her tour a hotel bungalow plied her with drugs and wine and proceeded to sexually assault her as she went from extreme drowsiness to unconsciousness. >> by having been sexually assaulted or by some other event, then sometimes it's hard to recall every single dee tape. cosby's lawyers went on the attack challenging her credibility and her inability to remember statements she made to montgomery county detectives as recently as 2015. jackson was called to the witness stand bolster the d.a.'s claim that this is a cosby's bad behavior over decades. 60 women claimed cosby used the same drug and alcohol ploy on them.
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it's what former temple university employee andrea constand says cosby did back to her in 2004. that cosby and drugged and as sexually assaulted her. lawyers and bill cosby are still in court where they have follow-up arguments on some of the proceedings today and they're meeting with the judge at this hour. the trial will resume in the morning. no word yet as to exactly when andrea constand is expected to take the witness stand. live at the montgomery county courthouse in norristown, i'm vernon odom channel6 "action news." jim. >> thank you, vernon. "action news" reporter chad pradelli has been focusing on the happenings outside the courthouse. chad, with all the interest in this case, what was the scene there today? >> reporter: well, jim, the media is out in force. let me kind of set the scene for you. right behind me you can see plenty of cameras. not a lot of spectators we've seen here today. this is basically been the
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scene. what they're doing right now, they're waiting for bill cosby to emerge from the montgomery county courthouse as today's testimony ends. outside the montgomery county courthouse, satellite dishes microwave towers and tripods littered the landscape, the national media is on hand to hear comedian bill cosby fight sex assault charges. >> i think it's kind of exciting to tell you the truth, yeah, seeing all these news medias around here and being right underneath it eight. the throng of media had elizabeth curious but others had a ho-hum attitude to the opening day of testimony. >> any interest in seeing cosby or what's going to happen here. >> none whatsoever, none whatsoever. it is what it is. >> reporter: across the street from the courthouse steps, two eateries had a nice little bump in business. the tables inside the cafe were filled. >> any high profile thing brings a lot more people. this is as big as it gets.
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>> reporter: the owner looks forward to a few more dollars in his pocket. he wishes the trial would last two months, not the expected two weeks but he won't get greedy. >> we added a few people, opened a little earlier, stayed open a little later, bring some more goodies in. >> reporter: and like the jerry sandusky trial, we thought we'd see more activists, maybe some more spectators here on this opening day of testimony but that really has not been the case. mostly the media, especially regionally and of course the networks from across the country. i'm live in norristown, chad pradelli channel6 "action news." jim. >> thank you, chad. our coverage continues at trial. we'll continue to have the latest updates. we also have posted a time line of events leading up to cosby's day in court and a closer look at the key figures in the case. it wasn't niagara falls but it was closer to it than residents of this roslyn
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neighborhood ever wanted. a break in a 16-inch cement water main caused a big waterfall and flooding along edgehill road near tyson avenue. "action news" reporter walter perez is live on the scene. walter, what's the situation there right now? >> reporter: well, jim, it is a real mess down here in roslyn. we'll give you a live look at the scene right now where repair crews are doing their thing. the good news is the ruptured main has been shut down but the bad news is thousands and thousands of gallons of water swept through and into dozens of homes here. so that's your house with all the water cascading off the property. >> that is correct, sir. >> reporter: aaron houston of roslyn says it started right around 3:15 this afternoon when out of nowhere he heard the sound of rushing water. >> wife gets up and we look and it was a tidal wave of water coming down the back of the house. >> reporter: what houston heard and saw was thousands of gallons of water cascading down this hilly section of abington township after a 16-inch main ruptured.
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it took a full two hours for crews to finally shut down the main and by then the damage was done. several families had to be evacuated. approximately 85 residents will be without water service until tomorrow morning at the earliest and this stretch of edgehill road will remain closed off to traffic until sometime tomorrow as well. abington township deputy police chief patrick malloy says this will not be a simple fix. >> we're trying to assess the damage of some of these properties down on tyson avenue. we're concerned that there may be some structural issues because of the amount of water that flowed through those basements. currently we're working with our township officials, our engineers and aqua officials to assess that damage. >> reporter: back out live people are already contacting the township for information to help them file insurance claims. township officials tell me that info is already being posted on the abington township web site facebook page on twitter as well. reporting live from roslyn, walter perez channel6 "action news." jim. >> thank you, walter.
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late this afternoon philadelphia police announced the arrest of two gunmen they say fired into a crowd last month in strawberry mansion. the shooting happened may 20th on the 2500 block of north 23rd. police say the suspects fired 27 rounds on the group gathered for a graduation party. 10 people were injured. 19-year-old tyrell broad nax turned himself in today. 18-year-old quadir burly is currently in the montgomery county jail on a theft charge. the teenaged suspects each face 10 counts of attempted murder. police have called off the search for an escaped prisoner in bucks county because they believe he's left the area. investigators say daniel selby jr. got into a car at a 7-eleven at 5:30 this morning. authorities arrested selby last night for failure to appear on drug charges. while being transported at 10:30 last night selby told officers he felt sick. officers let him out of the van to get some air.
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selby allegedly pushed the deputy and then ran off still handcuffed. investigators say when selby is eventually recaptured he'll likely face an added felony charge for escaping and for assault. a judge in delaware has sentenced two teenagers for their roles in death of classmate amy joyner-francis. the 17-year-old convicted of negligent homicide will that spend circumstances -- six months in a juvenile facility followed by two years probation and 500 hours of community service. the 16-year-old found guilty of conspiracy was sentenced to 18 months probation and 300 hours of community service. an autopsy revealed joyner-francis died of sudden cardiac arrest triggered by the fight inside a bathroom at howard high school of technology in wilmington in 2016. a jury is now deliberating the guilt or innocence of a bucks county man accused of sexually assaulting six sisters.
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prosecutors say the girls' parents gifted those girls to 52-year-old lee donald kaplan. the defendant claims both he and the parents considered the oldest daughter to be his wife. he also claims that while all of the girls lived with him, he never touched the younger girls. a member of the road construction crew was that rushed to the hospital after being struck by a passing car this morning in chester county. the accident happened just before noon near the intersection of pottstown pike and taylor's mill road in west goshen. the victim was working traffic control for a private company. officials have not released -- released details of the victim's injuries. voters head to the polls tomorrow in new jersey for the primary. the gubernatorial primary is the big race on the ballot. five republicans and six democrats are vying to take over for governor chris christie. christie has hit the term limit and will leave office in january. the polls are opened from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. tomorrow.
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voters will also choose candidates in local races, state and senate races there. look for live election results on after the polls close. coming up on "action news" tonight, the tale of a bucks county bear continues tonight. where officials have the animal cornered now and what they're trying to do to get it safely down before nightfall. the eagles quarterback gets back to work. what he has to say about the team's progress during the off season workouts. >> our cool and unsettled weather will stick around for the next few days but then i'm tracking a big pattern change. would you believe it could be the start of our next heat wave? i'll explain in the accuweather 7-day forecast. >> those stories and much more when "action news" continues tonight. >> ♪
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fast play. play fast. win instantly. >> does a bear sleep in tree? you bet it does. a bear hanging out in the a tree on the property of the somerton swim club in feasterville bucks county. bob brooks is live at the scene. bob, why don't you climb up that tree and wake her up? >> reporter: jim, i'd like to and to be honest with you, we think that bear is up in that tree right now taking a nap as you speak. just coincidentally you said that. i'm going to step out of the way here and show everyone. that bear is at the top of that tree. the reason why we're keeping our voices down here is the game commission wants to make it a nice calm atmosphere so maybe he'll come walking down because it's a race against time. once it gets dark they're going to leave and this bear could roam again tonight. the goal get this black bear down into safety before dark because if not, he'll be free to roam again tonight should he choose to.
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>> once it gets dark we would evacuate and let him kind of travel on his own but this is a very populated area, worried about him getting hit by a car. >> reporter: this is the now famous black bear in bucks county that has caused quite a spec spectacle. you're asked to leave him alone but if you come for a quick look please be quiet. they want him sent back home unharmed. >> get him down safely. >> reporter: car lien brought her whole family to see the bear. >> what else is there to do a a rainy day. >> reporter: grandma came in with quite the sound bite. >> maybe it will come and chase me. [laughter] >> reporter: you want the bear toshes you. the bear is on the property of the somerton swim club. the game commission fired at the bear with a tranquilizer but it wasn't enough to knock him out. that was near the intersection of street road and bustleton avenue. now we are told the public is safe from the animal. >> they don't want anything to do with us. he just wants to find food. right now he's having a nap. >> reporter: at one point
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today the bear almost came down but climbed back up after spotting the game commission. what you just heard were blank shots fired at him but he only climbed up higher. a drone was sent up to get a bird's eye view. that only appeared to wake him up. >> the plan is to let him climb down, i'll guard him, he'll fall asleep hopefully and we'll get him out of here. >> reporter: jim, i think maybe that grandmother wants to climb up there and go after that bear. all joking aside the goal here to keep things calm, to have this bear walk down and so many people have been asking me why haven't the game commission sent down food at the bottom. people were joking about doughnuts or meat or something but they think the bear has become so scared that's why he's all the way at the top and food won't even bring him down. reporting live in feasterville, bob brooks channel6 "action news." jim. >> put honey down there. if you read winnie-the-pooh you know it's honey, right? okay, thank you, bob. it is a season for caps and gowns. among those graduating today,
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the class of 2017 from john hallahan catholic girls high school. the students and their loved ones gathered for the ceremony at the cathedral basilica of saints peter and paul in center city. >> ♪
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>> eagles back on the field today at novacare. here's ducis rodgers. >> first preseason game two months and five days away but who is counting. instead of harping on attendance for this voluntary workout let's focus on the quarterback carson wentz. the coaching staff continues to rave about his leadership not just on the football field but also in the film room. as for the offense wentz feels progress is being made during these workout sessions. >> still process. not trying to -- we got -- i think we're just under a hundred days now until game one so we still got -- we still got to keep building this thing but things are starting to click for a lot of guys. one thing i love about the guys in that locker room and out on the field is it's such
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a camaraderie between offense and defense during special teams. everyone's -- we're all in this together and i really have that feel. it's not you versus me offense versus defense. >> this morning the sixers brought in a handful of prospects for predraft workers. one of the players in today is expected to be a topic but the sixers are doing their due diligence. the sixers have a decision to make, keep that number three overall pick and get a young guy or perhaps trade that pick for something else. >> sitting at three we're in a really good position to add a very talented player, a player that's going to help this organization both short and long term. i think that, you know, should we move or if there's a transaction that comes up that gives us a chance to perhaps increase, you know, what impact number three can have in terms of its return i think we will look at it. >> to baseball. the phillies are back on the road. it's a nine game trip that
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begins tonight in atlanta. rookie nick pavetta takes the mound. phils riding a two game win streak. phillies took two out of three from the giants. odubel herrera broke out of his slump he went five for eight with six rbi's. maikel franco hit a homer in yesterday's nine-seven victory once again taking on the braves tonight. game four of the stanley cup final is tonight in nashville. the penguins lead the predators two games to one. the nba finals has thus far been a one sided affair. last night golden state took a two-o lead on cleveland. look at this move from steph curry. curry scored 32 dished out 11 assist. cavs head back home in trouble. after the game last night games was asked how important defending home court will be in cleveland. >> well, i mean, are you a
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smart guy? >> i think so. >> you think so, right. so, if we don't defend home court what happens? >> yeah, i know. >> i'm asking you. >> well, yeah,. >> all right. >> so, that answers your question. >> little salty perhaps. game three is wednesday night in cleveland. you can watch it here on 6abc. coverage begins at 8:30. you can also enjoy the game on the abc app. >> he's right. that was a silly question. >> it was a very silly question. >> well, he got a little salty. >> well. >> okay. >> cecily tynan with the accuweather forecast when we continue in just a moment. >> ♪
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>> week ahead from accuweather
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and cecily tynan. >> not starting off great but big turn around toward the end of the week. storm tracker6 live double scan showing that we still have some generally light rain right along the coast in new jersey and delaware and that's the area that did see some heavy afternoon downpours when it was drizzling in philadelphia, near millville, egg harbor oceanville about an inch and a half close to 2-inches of rain and that could cause localized flooding. that rain will be moving out. i'm tracking another system up to the north moving in tonight. between the two, sky6 live taking a look at the center city skyline shrouded in clouds from our temple university camera and those clouds will be with us tomorrow and wednesday as well. very unsettled and definitely cool. right now philadelphia 72. our high today 74. shortly after midnight. normal high for this time of the year is 80. allentown and reading 73. wilmington 72. you get closer to the ocean, temperatures drop into the 60's.
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cape may 66. and brigantine 69. so, satellite and radar showing that steady rain across new jersey continues to sync to the south as low pressure that's moving off the coast of virginia but there's an upper level low to the north and this system is going to just meander over us tonight, tomorrow and wednesday. so, what this means, clouds dominate, we're not going to see a lot of sun. we will have some on and off showers, not all day heavy rain for the next two days but it will be somewhat damp and temperatures definitely on the cool side running 10 to 15 degrees below normal. so, tonight future tracker showing clouds dominate. around 11 o'clock, tracking a cold front that will try to move down from the north. so, this could spark some thunderstorms generally far northwest of philadelphia. berks county, lehigh valley and the poconos. then tomorrow morning, it's cloudy, it's somewhat damp with a few scattered showers. dewpoints will be in the 60's so you really feel the moisture in the air. at afternoon a few scattered
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showers bubbling up tomorrow afternoon and then wednesday morning we keep the clouds, mostly cloudy and again on wednesday, a possibility of some showers and wednesday's high only in the mid 60's. so, definitely cool the next two days. so, the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast, you see the theme. cooler with on and off showers for your tuesday. plenty of clouds with a high of only 69 degrees. wednesday the cool left evident day of the week. the afternoon high only 65, mostly cloudy a few showers possible. i think tomorrow will be the wetter of the two days for the next two days. wednesday not that much rain. thursday that low pressure begins to pull out so our weather pattern starts to change. partly sunny. we bump it up to 72 degrees. how's this for timing. heading towards the weekend it warms up on friday mostly sunny, 79 degrees. on saturday, up to 82 degrees, a possibility of a few thunderstorms bubbling up in the afternoon, most of the day should be rain free and then sunday, here comes summertime.
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88 degrees. monday it's hot, more humid with a high of 90 degrees and that likely is the start of our next heat wave so if you like the summer warmth it will be here beginning this weekend. >> thank you cecily. abc's "world news tonight" with david muir next on channel6. "action news" continues at 10:00 on phl 17 with brian taff, sharrie williams, adam joseph and ducis rodgers. then please join us for "action news" at 11:00 here on channel6. 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. the deadly rampage inside an american work place. a fired employee, an army vet, returning to work and shooting co-workers, authorities say cig singling them out. we're on scene, london terror. holding the door as the men with machetes try to push it open. what we learned about the attackers. the young father with a baby born just last week. the president's tweets, taking aim at the london mayor, our correspondent asking the white house today, why is he picking a fight with london's mayor right after a terror attack? the trial begins. bill cosby and the tv daughter who walked him in today. and the medical emergency behind the wheel. the husband in the next car over


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