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where a prisoner who escaped police custody late sunday night may have been spotted. 25-year-old daniel selby pushed a deputy and ran off in doylestown still handcuffed. someone called 911 this morning to say they saw selby in warrington. police and k-9 searched the area of john paul park and as a result of the search seven bucks school district schools are on lockdown. his father was arrested for helping his son evade police. we'll continue to follow the story and bring you updates when they become available. it is day two of the trial for bill cosby. he is accused of drugging and sexually assaulting a woman more than a decade ago. a jury of 12 chosen from the pittsburgh area, will decide the comedian's fate. vernon odom is live outside of the courthouse with more. >> good afternoon the montgomery county da is steadily building
toward the climatic testimony of andrea constand his accuser here at trial. that is expected sometime late they are week. the cosby trial resumed with the focus on the prosecution's second most important witness, kelly johnson told the jury that cosby lured her to a hotel bungalow and plied her with drugs and wine and she became disorients as the showbiz legend assaulted her. and the prosecution wants to show this is a pattern of behavior going back decades. and they tried to go after her creditability. asking why it took years to come forward and numerous inconsistencies in her sworn statements. her mother dr. patrice sewell was on the witness stand and that her daughter told her of the assault in 1996 and her daughter became depressed and
her self esteem crashed. and think heard from a lawyer, joseph miller who helped file a compensation case for the william morris company. johnson told him of the alleged incident with the showbiz legend. all to set up the testimony of the victim, andrea constant. >> they resume this afternoon with da and cosby's ace defense team continuing their dual in the courthouse in montgomery county. live in norristown, i'm vernon odom, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. our coverage continues at 6abc.com/cosby trial, there you can find all the updates on the proceedings and a collection of
videos and photos from our "action news" team. and a jury is delib rating the case of a bucks county man accused of sexual assaulting six girls. the prosecution says that the girl's parents gifted them to lee kaplan for exchange of financial help. and he said he was married to the youngest daughter and never abused the younger girls. developing news out of paris where police say they shot a police officer with -- the attacker is 22 years old and a student from algeria. it's unclear if the attacker was acting alone we are waiting for more details on this story out of paris. >> also developing at this hour. police are investigating a shooting that wounded a woman in upper darby. police were called to the scene at the 6900 block of guilford road this morning. officials say she was shot three
times twice in the head and once in the chest. we don't yet know her condition, the woman was new to this area and residents say they heard the gunshots leaving their homes for school and for work. >> the water is turned back on after a water main break in abington township. a boil water advisory remains in place. the 85 customers near edge hill road without water are asked to boil their water until water samples could be tested. thousands of gallons of water rushed down the street for hours yet and several families had to be evacuated. the main that broke was on a list to be replaced in late 2018. turning to the forecast now, we have more rain to start the day today and clouds again. lets go live outside sky 6 hd showing you the ben franklin bridge with clouds overhead. and dealing with the cooler temperatures today and there is a warm-up on the way. meteorologist, david murphy, is outside on the terrace with the
latest. >> all right sara we are stuck under the clouds and look at satellite and radar there are breaks out to the west and there is the possible of at least some sunshine building in this afternoon. and more showers develop later on, the batch of showers north of philadelphia right now, and tracking that one batch by reading now moving through and to the east of reading and headed down to matttawney all the places in the blue boxes. and the rough arrival time of the rain, some of you may see the first rain drops out of this. it will take a half hour to move the length of the red arrow in northern montgomery county. once you get under the rain are you probably stuck with for about a half hour and east of reading will get a downpour. and the second downpour moving into exton and malvern that is also a slow mover pushing down to the top of the blue route in
another 20 minutes or so. as we take a look at temperatures now we are looking at fairly cool conditions in philadelphia on up the pike to new york city. waxer air to the south and west 66 in washington and in fact our area is like wilmington and dover down to the south and west of philadelphia will wind up milder than the city itself. and areas to the north like trenton will be cooler this afternoon. 8 miles per hour wind you see it is up to 16 down south and i think we are looking at winds in the teens at time this afternoon. the high is 68 in philadelphia and down the shore more like 64 and places like trenton also the mid-60s and that 68 well below average. a cool and damp day tomorrow and temperatures start to rise again and it will feel like summer again this weekend. i'll have details on that and a closer look at where the rain will go. >> thank you.
a 25-year-old intelligence contractor is facing charges for russia's interference in the 2016 election. assigned to work at a government facility in georgia that she mailed an intelligence report with confidential information to a news agency. >> reporter: president trump promised to bring leakers to justice. >> and now reality winner, military veteran and part-time fitness instructor in facing the possibility of serious prison time. she is accused of leaking this top equal receipt document from the nsa to -- detailing russian military intelligence cyber attack on a voting cyber company. >> my client is used as a
scapegoat for what could be called a political agenda. >> they are best known for leaking leaked documents. and the organization insists that the document came to them anonymously and had no knowledge of the source's identity. they could tell by visible creases that it was a print out carried out of a secure space. the only one that had contact with the intercept was reality winner. >> this is the reporter that compromised the source and that document as far as where it came from. >> the nsa analysis say that they sent phish emails to hundreds of officials and to a software company trying to gain remote control access to vendors computers and spread it to local
governments. channel 6 "action news." >> also, in washington former february direction ter, james comey, is scheduled to testify on thursday. he will be questioned about any links that trump associates had with the russian government. he fired comey last month. and comey is expected to address questions on whether president trump asked him to stop an investigation into then national security adviser, michael flynn. i'll will he live in washington for comey's testimony before congress look for my live reports beginning tomorrow. >> voters in new jersey are heading to the polls to replace governor chris christie. and voters will choose their nominees for state senate and general assembly. you can see live election results at 6abc.com after the polls close. >> there is more ahead on "action news" at 12:30.
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in london police have released the names of all the attackers in saturday's terror ram payment. we learned that one of them was well known to authorities. here is the latest from london. >> new images today for the men responsibility for the murderous melee on sunday night. this morning british police released the identity of the third suspect, a moroccan born citizen. the attack was masterminded by this man known to authorities for years. >> someone had a look -- >> an extremist advocating for
strict sharia law. he was detained by police accusing them of discrimination. >> because he is white and english he can go but all of us just praying we have to stay. >> abc news learn that he worked for the london transport system and the three assailants were shot dead within eight minutes saturday night in a hail of gun fire but not before they stabbed several people to death and injured 50. this morning a moment of silence for victims. among them canadian chrissy archibald and londonering james macmullan. >> it will never diminish it's important to carry on with our lives in direct opposition for those that try to destroy us. >> they called to warn police about the radical behavior and they are re-evaluating their
strategies. an suv splash landed into a pool in scottsdale, arizona, the man driving the vehicle could not get out on his own and needed help undoing think seatbelt and the police were there to pull him out. and no word on what caused the driver to crash. a woman was startled when she spotted a snake in the nozzle holder of a pump in cedar town, georgia. another man pulled it out saying it was no big deal. we are digging deep to secrets lying within the city of philadelphia. today on 6 abc we are launching our new digital series, called, hidden philadelphia, looking high and low at landmarks and gems you probably never knew. for example, did you know there
is something under william penn's hat. this series will surprise. you check it out running now on 6abc.com/hidden philadelphia. still ahead on "action news" another check of your forecast as we step live outside. sky 6 hd showing you cape may, new jersey. some folks are on the beach. david murphy has the update from accuweather.
it's graduation day for the high school seniors here at landsdale catholic high school. in doylestown for the commencement service. after four years of hard work the students are saying good-bye to high school. there is good luck on their next adventure. they have it indoors not good for the outdoor graduations. >> father judge is graduating at 5:00 p.m. i can't guarantee it will be dry for outdoor ceremonies. it's not raining everywhere, but
where it's raining will be inconvenient if are you stuck outside. not a lot of rain on the big view but where it is raining it's coming down cats and dogs and a recent lightning strike east of reading and boyers town and pottstown. frederick, the times you see in the blue box are the approximate arrival times for the heaviest rains and it's steady and it's a slow mover and the length of that red arrow is the distance that this heavy rain will cover about a half hour. once this gets on top of you it could be 20 or 30 minutes before it's done. and the add the fun of lightning with this. if you have option owe on travel and hold off 30 minutes after you see the times on your screen, your roads will be in better shape and before we go away from the image i want to track this second cell.
these types are more on the approximate side because of the different orientation of the rain and that rain is heading to newtown square and edge montp media, and bryn mawr 1:17 if this holds together. and no lightning with this yet but i would not be surprise fire department this hit and the blue route 20 to 25 minutes if this holds together the blue route starts to get wet. not a lot out there but when it pops today it has the potential of creating a downpour. as we look outside. oddly enough not too far south of the southern cell. opening up at the commodore barry bridge leading chester to south jersey your temperature is 65 degrees and winds from the east at 8 miles per hour. and between now and 3:30, the chance for pop-up showers.
and by 6:00 more of the same spotty scattered precipitation and maybe some bright patches here and there and overalmost of the region sits under cloudy skies and by 10:00 or 11:00 shower activity if you have plans to go out later tonight and adam joseph on phl 17 at 10:00 and cecily tynan here at 11:00 on 6 abc. 68 is the high in philadelphia and 69 in wilmington and could hit 70 by dover and on the other side up north and to the east it's cooler. and the shore low to mid-60s this afternoon and everybody is under the threat of at least a spotty shower. by 2:00, 67 and 68 in philadelphia and low 60s at 8:00. not raining all the time. but could see the shower pop up. 68 in the city is the high and cloudy skies and sunny breaks and the spotty showers. tomorrow morning there is drizzle and maybe some rain and
we expect some late day clearing and thursday not bad and clouds giving way to sun and a high of 72 and a chance of a spotty shower late in the day and we go back and forth with that and it's a lot. a late thunderstorm and temperatures warming on sunday and monday and the humidity rises too. >> oh wow. it goes hand in hand. topping the people scene. the sale of kevin hart's new memoir, the i can't make this up life lesson. viewers say that hart makes a convincing case for simple values that seem more connected to his roots in philadelphia than his life in hollywood. and you hear that education is the key and a pair of princeton high school students are working to educate the nation on the subject of racism. here is nydia han. >> it's a 224 page textbook on
race used in 22 states, a collection of hundreds of stories hoping to bring to classrooms nationwide. a book complied by 17-year-old seniors at princeton high school. they are asking their fellow citizens to choose to engage in the topic of race. >> what do you think it's like to grow up in and live in a town predominantly white? >> one person from our own high school was talking about her experiences as a black female, and this one is a man talking about his experience crossing the border and creating the book they collaborated with teachers and madministrators and alongsie every anecdote. they -- >> we would back up their story with research to show it's a systemic issue.
preyeah is a first generation and winona's parents came from china. and we want every k through 12 class to engage in these effective conversations about race. and want it to be the leading tool for education. >> the book is to change the hearts and minds of students. >> preyeah is accepted to princeton and winona to harvard. but first a gap leer to travel around the country collecting stories. >> used to create a second edition of the book hopefully crowd funded through go fund me. it's truly lifelong work for us. it's not to create a lifelong melting pot but a goal where everyone lives in harmfully and it doesn't come closer if we don't work towards it.
final quick check of the accuweather forecast. >> okay we are off to a -- fairly cloudy through the morning and out to the west we see breaks of sun and isolated thunderstorms and heavy showers one of them pushing towards the blue route over the next 20 minutes, in northern montgomery county and that one has lightning. and here are the temperatures this afternoon. mid to upper 60s in the northern and western suburbs, a spotty shower some of which could be heavy. cloudy and damp along the i-95 corridor. there is the chance of an additional shower or thunderstorm popping and down the shore a spotty shower around and not raining all the time. and when it does. when we saw it on radar pockets of precipitation cannot be ruled out. >> a look at stories coming out on "action news" at 4:00.
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