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"action news" delaware valley's leading news program. with rick williams, sara bloomquist, and meteorologist, david murphy. good afternoon we begin with breaking news. philadelphia district attorney,
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seth williams, as resigned affective immediately after a plea deal in his corruption trial. he plead guilty for one count of accepting a bribe in return for 28 counts being dismissed. vernon odom has the full story. >> reporter: good afternoon. seth williams entered a guilty plea and resigned as his post philadelphia da possibly being sent to prison for five years. he plead guilty to accepting a bribe from muhammad ali. and essential williams admitted under only to all the other alleged misdeeds that were in the government's charges against him. it was a sweeping indictment including accepting free trips
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to the dominican republic from muhammad ali and accepting bribes in run for more than a dozen airline tickets and he got that from bar owner michael weis for helping him with regulatory issues especially on the west coast and defrauding his own political action committee for his own use, including mass ables and expensive dinners at union league. and defrauding his mother's nursing home in darby by pocketing more money designated, some $20,000, that was designated for her care at the nursing home. and judge diamond will sentence him on october 24th, and seth williams could be looking up to five years in prison. but that would be up to judge diamond. after entering the guilty pleas, he asked if he has anything to
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say, and he said quote, i'm just sorry for all of this. i'm vernon odom, channel 6 "action news." >> all right thank you. in just a few hours, a revised version of president trump's travel ban will be enforced. the new guidelines are scheduled to take effect at 8:00 p.m. for people of mostly muslim countries. they must prove a relationship with a spouse, child or sibling already in the united states. all other extended relatives including grandparents and fiances do not count. the supreme court is allowing it to take effect after the just sises agreed to review the case in fall. and a shooting of a u.s. military veteran in the olney section of philadelphia. he was killed outside of a bar. katherine scott is live at the scene with the very latest. >> reporter: at this point, police are say that this began
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as an altercation inside of the bar and spilled outside and resultses in a shooting and we spoke to family members and friends of the homicide victim and that he got involved because he wanted to stop a robbery from happening. >> this surveillance footage shows the robbery before and after in olney that took the life of howard white house a marine corps veteran. >> an american hero. >> howard white wearing a blue polo shirt is seen with his cousin and suspected gunman wearing a white t-shirt outside of green as tavern and they interact and walk out of the frame and then back in. two people outside of the the bar are seen darting in different directions and police arrived at the scene. white believed that the suspect was casing the bar and stepped in to try to stop the robbery. >> he is military trained to often things and tried to keep the peace and told the gentlemen
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you don't want to do this. come on. >> in the process of getting the suspect away from the bar white was shot twice and killed his cousin armed with two guns and a permit to carry chased the s&ps until the police arrived and told him to drop his weapons and he complied and the police followed the suspects who broke into this home in an attempt to escape. vazquez chased him down to the kitchen and it turned physical and the suspect him in the face with his gun several times. >> i was able to grab his wrist and pulled his hair and scuffled with him. he is a lot younger and he overpowered me. >> the kitchen bears the signs of the struggle and his son register nurse javier vazquez your-they overwhelmed him and grabbed the gun. >> slammed him to the floor and
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got him off my dad and luckily the police were right outside. >> you see the swelling on mr. vazquez's face and they were released from the hospital and had cuts and bruises and sprains and went to talk to homicide detectives as for the 25-year-old suspect he went to the hospital with injuries he sustained during the struggle and remains in custody. katherine scott, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. chopper 6 hd was over this massive geyser in upper merion township. at the intersection of 8th avenue and moore road. aqua water says a rotted section of an old line broke when a construction crew was digging in the area. they were able to shut it off after 9:00 a.m. steamy conditions are making their way into your forecast. a tad warmer than yesterday. as we look live at penn's landing from sky 6 hd, david
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murphy is over in the weather stenter with a first check of your forecast. >> things are heating up and we'll see that in a moment. satellite shows you cloud could have filtering through and generally speaking a decent amount of sunshine, getting through the clouds and maintain the sun and clouds mix, the rest of the way. 81 degrees in philadelphia this noon. 81 in wilmington and 80 in allentown and already in the mid-day hour, we are getting closer to where our high temperatures wound up yesterday. 81 in millville and cooler in cape may 73. dew points are not that bad and as we go through the next several hours through the afternoon and evening we expect the dew point numbers to come on up. 87 by 4:00 and that drops down from a high of 88 and i expect to be there at 3:00 this afternoon and 81 degrees by 8:00 p.m. and 10:00, 76 degrees we are looking at the humidity building into the evening hours. as we look at the afternoon, if you plan to get out there and get active.
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i would once again like yesterday, prescribe sunscreen and cool drinks. it will still be at 84 degrees at 7:00. and hot and humid weather is on the way coming up in the seven day. new information about last night's deadly crash in chester county. police are investigating if road rage was a factor. one person was killed in the wreck on west goshen township. authorities are looking for a red pickup truck that reportedly fled the scene. a 14-year-old girl was taken to the hospital after she was shot in wilmington. they believe she was actually shot while sitting in a car a few blocks away. investigators recovered the vehicle a short time later at a third location on enterprise street and the vehicle was riddled with bullet holes and had been involved in a crash.
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a passenger was brought in for questioning. a car plowed straight into the wilmington beauty salon and police are now praising the business owner for helping everyone get out safely. three employees and two customers were inside of the natural beautiful salon in ashley plaza on tuesday when the vehicle came through the front of the store, nicky washington warned everyone to exit toward the back of the building and then back inside to get the driver out. thanks to her quick actions not a single person was hurt. the person that accidentally stepped on the gas instead of the brakes received a citation for inattentive driving. a top adviser to pope francis is now facing charges for sexual abuse and a woman accused of killing her boyfriend now she tells police it was an accident. >> and an explosion blue the walls off a college dorm what investigators believe caused the
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blast. david murphy has your seven-day forecast from accuweather when "action news" comes right back.
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dozens of reported tornadoes cut a path of destruction in the
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nation's heartland this struck in iowa. and another tornado damaged 20 homes in western wisconsin after being on the ground for 10 miles. the chief financial adviser for pope francis cardinal george pell is charged with multiple counts of sexual abuse. the highest ranking official in the church to be charged with sexual abuse. they say it occurred years ago and pell is denying the charges. a woman is charged with manslaughter in a deadly youtube stunt that killed her boyfriend. it happened outside of this home in norman county, minnesota. 19-year-old mona lisa perez claimed her boyfriend wanted to make a youtube video of a bullet hitting a book in front of his chest and it went through the
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book and killed him. he was pronounced dead at the scene and one family member says that her nephew told her about the dangerous plan. >> he told me about the idea and i said don't do it. why are you going to do it? >> we want more viewers to get famous. >> police have seized the cameras the pair used to record the incident. officials in kentucky used a gas leak in a blew off the doors of this college dorm. at maurice state university. classes were not in session but students were on campus for a scholars program. everyone is safe. hundreds of passengers traveling to portugal are stranded at logan airport for days. they say a series of technical
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issues took out two of its planes. they hope to restore service by the end of tomorrow. a local world war ii vet and his bride are pres
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authorities are taking the
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fight against heroin on the road with delaware county's new drug collection van the vehicle will accept expired or unwanted med case from people tonight at rose tree park in media. the heroin task force wants to prevent opioids from falling into the wrong hands. >> middle age office workers spend more time sitting than retirees. a new survey in scotland finds 45 to 55-year-olds sit 7.8 hours a day compared to 7.4 hours for people 75 years and older. sitting throughout the day is linked to health problems even if the person is active other times throughout the day. and the 4th of july holiday is just days away. and we celebrate a world war ii veteran and his bride keeping lessons from the past alive.
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tamala edwards as this story. >> in millville the first training grounds for pilots in world war ii and now has a museum where they are preserved and honored. >> our ship was on fire and we were dead in the water. owen garrison say navy vet and served in the pacific sfwli was in the gunnery department. >> he was sharing his sometimes painful memories as the museum as a tour guide. >> they are trapped and can't get out. i don't talk in front of people but this place has been a god send for me. >> it's run almost entirely by volunteers most of them veterans. and owen volunteered his wife, florence, his wife of 62 years
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as well. >> their commitment is beyond belief. the garrison's enthusiasm is real and purposeful, they know things they don't want us to forget. >> we lost three ships with 75% of their crews on board. >> owen says the last of his speeches sometimes, freedom is not free. a lot of people paid for it and a lot of guys didn't come back. >> for years he did not talk about the war but at the museum he found his called. >> they were qualified pilots coming here and it's fantastic, they have not been able to shut me up sense. >> it helped to heal the wounds of war. >> it was is the best therapy. nothing could compare to this therapy for him. >> the "action news" team is out working on news stories for tonight at 4:00. lets check in with alicia vitarelli with a look ahead. >> reporter: it's a gorgeous day out there and a perfect one to be down at the shore and that is
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what we are doing today. we are live in ocean city for you this morning. with a new program aimed at keeping swimmers safe and some other stories today at 4:00, if you decide to spend a summer weekend at home you may want to tackle the projects you are putting off in today's what's the deal we have great ideas to help organize your home while helping those in need at the same time. love that. and pizza, and the beach. two things that go hand in hand especially when you head down the shore this morning. but one restaurant is making bathing suits out of those famous ingredients, how does it work and how does it stay on? and how does it look? so many questions in big
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david here now with a check of the accuweather forecast. a tad warmer out there today. a tad more humid. >> very good. lot of tads here. stormtracker 6 live double scan we are not showing precipitation. sky 6 hd showing you gorgeous conditions down in cape may along the water. people playing frisbee and a moderate risk of rip currents. but for now the beach is looking good. 81 in philadelphia and your due point is up to 60 and that is the threshold for slightly humid air and that number climbs a bit and later this evening it feels more humid. ocean temperatures 64 and we saw the folks on the beach and in the water along with the surf being rough. 81 in philadelphia and 80 in
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allentown and 80 in trenton and 81 in wilmington and with the noon temperatures low 80s plenty of room for broth and we expect the region to wind up in the upper 80s before we are done. a lack of significant cloud cover and a bit of a film across the region now and thin enough with the clouds to allow sunshine through, late in the day we may see clouds popping in. up in the lehigh valley mostly sunny and a bit on the humid side over the next several hours and a high of 88 degrees, it will probably take into the late afternoon and early evening to start to feel the humidity. mostly sunny at the shore. and 84 is the high at the beach. low risk of concerns at the beach. switch near the lifeguards. and listen to their instructions. >> in philadelphia sun mixes with clouds and high of 88 degrees and winds breezy this afternoon. for the evening commute it's a
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warm one 87 by 4:00 coming down from the 88 degree high and we'll be sitting on or about 84 degrees with sun mixing with cloud cover we saw. overnight cloudy and warm and humid. 72 is the overnight low, that is a lot warmer than the last couple of overnights and muggy as well. as we get into tomorrow the heat and humidity build, high of 92 and cold front to the north and that combines to give us the southerly flow and pop the humidity up and a slight chance of a pop-up thunderstorm, and most of the action is up in the poconos and i would not rule out something farther down to allentown and reading and i think that will be the center of the action at least for tomorrow. your exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast today's high is 88, okay for now, getting more humid as we get toward the late afternoon hours. and friday, saturday and sunday it's hot and humid, there is a stray thunderstorm north and
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west tomorrow and could be more active during the afternoon hours on saturday. any time up to dinner time look for showers and thunderstorms mixed in and sunday still hot and humid and 90 degrees there ain stray thunderstorm around. and the humidity drops off on monday and on the hot side with a high of 91 and for the 4th of july getting ever closer it looks hot with a high around 90 in philadelphia and allowing for the chance of at least a stray thunderstorm popping up. >> all right david. we have breaking news from the federal courthouse in center city where philadelphia district attorney, seth williams, abruptly plead guilty this morning. we are going to go to the defen we just moved into this house
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we continue to follow breaking news this noon. a plea deal reached in the corruption trial of philadelphia district attorney, seth williams, we are listening into defense attorney thomas burke right now. >> our discussions are always about continuing on with the trial and last night he called me and discussed the possibility of a plea. and i reached out to the u.s. attorney's office who is a complete gentlemen and would offer the original plea and i discussed it with seth last night and he agreed. >> were you going to put him on
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the stand. we had not decided that yet. >> can you tell us how it is going so far? >> it's up to the client to decide. we were going to make that decision this weekend if a trial continued we were going to work all weekend and make the decision by tuesday. >> was he willing to go? >> he was willing to testify. >> a real turn in terms of -- i would say leading into court up to today. he has been positive. ready to go for your efforts in defending him and then an emotional seth williams. at times shaking -- >> he came to the realization that he would have to resign from the office he loved and worked so hard to abstain. the realization he is facing

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