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williams pleaded guilty to one corruption charge and resigned from office and 28 other countses were dismissed but seth williams had to confess to all theal gages that the prosecutors laid out. from accepting airline tickets to using city owned vehicles on his personal time. his resignation was immediate. >> mr. williams asked me to express to you the public his sincerest apologies to the voters and people of philadelphia and the hard working people of the district attorneys office. >> judge paul diamond declared him a flight risk and ordered federal deputies to handcuff him and hold him in prison until sentencing date until october 24th. >> it was very clear that mr. williams was accepting benefits in exchange for his official conduct. here is reaction from a juror that never got to hear a defense
presentation. >> think the evidence that was given, i think seth williams in my opinion was a guilty man. >> brian and monica again the sentencing date is set for october 24th, and williams told the judge he only has $200 to his name. live at the federal courthouse, i'm vernon odom, channel 6 "action news." >> all right a fall from grace thank you. the news from seth williams trial has lawmakers across the city of philadelphia speaking out today. here is what mayor jim kenney hold "action news" this afternoon. >> it's a sad fall and i wish he had done it sooner and now it's over we can move on and either have a replacement district attorney temporarily or allow this fine person serving there now to finish out the term and have a new da one way or the other in january. >> top members of the
philadelphia da's office sought to reassure everyone they are operating as normal. first assistant district attorney kathleen martin says that she and her colleagues are dedicated to keeping the office on track and moving forward. >> philadelphians should know that the district attorneys office continues the pursuit of justice and a hope for a safer city. >> now, as for what is next for the da's office, the election for williams spot is set for november and they could choose someone to replace martin until that point. news of williams sudden guilty plea was to take residents by surprise. many told "action news" they were disappointed to hear about the decision. >> it gives the government a bad rap and he took advantage of his position, and it's just sad really. >> it seems in the beginning he had a passion for justice. but i think too often in philadelphia because it pretty
much is a one party city, that people easily make the mistakes. >> you can fine the latest on the seth williams plea on the 6 abc news app. hear reaction from the fbi and other key figures in the case. in other news police in chester county identified the teen who died in the suspected road rage crash. bianca robeinson. they are looking for footage and hope that someone in the area saw something and will come forward with information to help their investigation. president trump is under fire tonight after sending two tweets targeting two journalists. trump sent the messages this morning in response to criticism morning host joe scarborough and mika brzezinski.
he said she had a low iq and plastic surgery. >> in the meantime president trump's limited travel ban takes affect tonight and some travellers are experiencing problems. most of the changes being made -- abc's maggie ruly outside of jfk airport in new york with more. >> reporter: good evening. those new rules are set to go into effect here at jfk and at airports across the country in just a few hours, 8:00 p.m. tonight eastern time. everyone is gearing up to hear what happens next and who will be affected. the first day that the trump administration newly revised travel ban takes effect people are feeling the effects. some travellers left stranded. >> the government is issuing these kinds of rules, they should reconsider that all the
people are human. >> others are ready to fight. >> i promise my inbox is blowing up with lawyers, they want to come back out. president trump's executive order calling for a travel ban on mostly muslim countries resulted in chaos at airports but after months of legal battles, the supreme court ruled to partially reinstate the ban and if someone want a visa they have to prove a bona fide relationship with someone in the u.s., a parent, child or sibling. >> it's frustrating to see the federal government can redesign the concept of family. >> she worried about whether her family in syria will come to her wedding. >> i was raised by my grandparents and to not have them at my wedding is heart breaking.
>> by using extreme vetting calling the ban's reinstatement a significant win for the national security. >> reporter: those travellers trying to make it here to jfk or any airport across the country, waiting a few more months to hear the case. in new york maggie ruly, channel 6 "action news." >> all right thank you. >> in delaware, new surveillance video shows the car, crashing into a wilmington beauty shop. police credit the owner of the naturally beautiful salon credit for getting everyone out safely. she hit the gas by accident and received inattentive driving citation. and a man suspected of a string of robberies, investigators are concerned about the growing violence and "action news" reporter jeanette reyes has more. >> authorities are growing concerned about a trio of
robbers suspected of being behind five incidents some of them violent. three in upper darby and two in philadelphia. this is brand new fattage of one of those robberies. >> we need the public's help. they are more aggressive. the longer they stay the more problematic they become. >> the suspects believed to be two women and a man held up a dominoes driver at race street and stole his gray hyundai sonata on june 21st and usioned it on the union block of kent street. the victim an 86-year-old grandmother visiting from ecuador. >> they did not let her take the bag and the looked at her and gave her a real quick punch. >> and the car was found on north 62nd and two days later a
dominoes driver was robbed and hi volvo stolen. >> these pizza delivery drivers are doing the right thing making a few dollar and the cab drivers trying to make a living and they have fear because of the criminals laying fear on everybody. >> you get an 86-year-old woman and they pistol whip her to get her handbag, that bothers me because as far as i'm concerned they are violent predators and scum bags. >> police believe there may be a fourth person the get away driver in all of this. if anyone recognizes the faces in the images, police want to speak with you. channel 6 "action news." time for a check of the "action news" traffic report thursday night. gina gannon is in for matt. >> reporter: hi there we have delays out there it's very crowded if you travel out this thursday afternoon it's going to
be crowded. here is a look at the big picture, 8 miles per hour on 95 and 16 on the roosevelt boulevard and 9 on the vine and 7 on the schuylkill and 16. a lot of teens and single digits out there. lets look at 95 at the vine street expressway, if are you traveling out in this delay expect it to go all the way back to walt whitman to the allegheny. northbound 21 minutes and southbound you hit the brakes from cotman to the bridge a 20 minute delay there. and waiting for the burlington bristol bridge to hope. we were told it was to open at 4:20, they are delayed and behind schedule but you are still good to go. and watch yourself traveling into bear, delaware, all lanes are blocked a serious accident right now on the northbound route 13 dupont highway at the route 1 overpass and all lanes are blocked and a medical helicopter is on the scene and big bee lays in both directions. allow for more time there. back to you. >> thank you.
much more ahead on "action news" at 5:00, a sinkhole scare in missouri. what the officials say caused a street to open up in st. louis, where the owner of a car saw it all happen. >> and new on health check, with the 4th of july around the corner the word of warning from a former marine about fireworks. >> it's warm and on the muggy side and heat and humidity moves in for your holiday weekend. and we'll time out the best chance o
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a man rushing to his car after an early morning workout found it like this. the ground opened up swallowing his toyota camry whole they are not sure what caused the collapse but the 8 inch water main appears to have been broken for sometime. a 76-year-old cardinal is the highest ranking to ever be charged. he is charged with multiple
counts of sexual abuse in his native australia. he continues to deny all charges. a frightening statistic shows why the problem with opioid abuse is an epidemic and why we need treatment vitally. >> ali gorman joins us now with the details. >> reporter: this report shows over a seven year period the number of people diagnosed with dependance went up 493% and the number of people treated only went up 65%. the report was done with customers of blue cross blue shield and shows one in five people filled at least one opioid prescription in 2015. people most likely to be addicted were given high doses for an extended amount of time. many were prescribed a 90 day supply even though it's not best treatment for chronic pain. >> and the 4th of july is coming
up you know a lot of people are lighting fireworks in their backyard. the experience of one military veteran should make you think twice. >> patrick served four years with the marines, including a deployment on the war front. fresh out of the corps last july he was ready to make some noise. >> was excited to barbecue and blow stuff up and celebrate america. >> but a faultsy fuse changed his life in a blink. >> the fire work blew up as soon as i lit it and i didn't have time to turn around or run away or anything. >> it exploded in his left eye burning the retina. >> four years of shooting machine guns and being in harms way, you can say, and never came close to an injury like that. >> burn surgeon says that even small fireworks create intense
heat. >> they are explosives and can range from several hundred degrees to thousands more degrees. >> patrick did lose a lot of vision in that accident. dr. lit says if you plan on shooting off your own fireworks have a safety plan and never light one in your hands and never relate a fire work and wear protective eye gear and have a bucket of water ready to go. overall it's much safer to just leave the fireworks to the professionals. >> that is the best advice. thank you. summer of fun and games continues tonight on 6 abc and first an all new episode of boy band and a local contestant is getting his chance at stardom. and then they pit steve stars against each other in a series of game.
they serve as team captains. >> scripted and lighted perfectly and this is completely the opposite of that, unscripted and natural lighting and doing things that nobody is practicing at all. and it's nice to see people outside of their element and not taking themselves too seriously. >> and it wraps up with a new episode of the gong show. "action news" follows at 11:00. ♪ having a baby. caring for your parents. learning you have a condition. these are moments when people realize that where you get your medicine matters. and they look to us. cvs pharmacy.
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tech stocks pulled margarets down across the board and apple and amazon lost 1%. the nasdaq down 90 and the s&p 500 down 21. southwest airlines is the latest airline to roll back flights from the u.s. to cuba. they will discontinue to cities other than havana, because of the struggles to attract passengers and continued cutbacks on american tourism to cuba. both american and jetblue
reduced and others pulled out entirely. the school district of philadelphia and the mayors office of education are celebrating the initiative. nine schools were recognizes for the support provided to organizations to make their schools and communities stronger and they were thanked for their support. a fallen philadelphia police officer is remembered five years after his death. they presented brian lorenzo's official portrait. he was killed in 2012 when a drunk driver hit his motorcycle on i-95, his brother also a police officer was on hand to accept the painting today. >> still to come a check of the accuweather forecast. >>sy live look outside sky 6 hd giving you the view at dillworth park. kids are enjoying the p
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july. perfect timing for that. lets go to the weather center, looking at live sky 6 hd the ben franklin bridge, high weather cumulous popping up and temperatures rising to the really today but temperatures keep going up tomorrow. the accuweather highlights, it gets hotter and more humid tomorrow and i am tracking the threat of storms over the holiday weekend and the potential for the third heat wave of the year but the good news is there is only one stormy period, if you look at the chance of rain we are looking at a 70% chance on saturday, likely late in the afternoon saturday evening and the other four days only a 20% chance really a minimal risk. saturday afternoon and saturday night that is when we have to watch out for storms, temperatures arrive the past three days we were in the low 80s, currently philadelphia 87 degrees and wilmington 85. look at that with the wind off the ocean down the shore it's quite a bit more mild and cape
may 72. satellite 6 along with action radar showing this is pretty typical when we have high pressure moving off the southeast coast you get a ring of fire where we get showers and thunderstorms lifting up to the north that is where they should stay until saturday afternoon. future tracking showing we have have lots of sunshine and all the precipitation is missing us to the north and a pop-up close to the poconos and the frontal boundaries move through on saturday. this is when have the lookout eyes to the sky during the evening hours and barbecues, 6:30 thunderstorms and the humidity is high on saturday. so the atmosphere loaded with moisture so any thunderstorm could have very heavy downpours. this is the outlook for saturday. the stormiest day of our holiday weekend. down the shore breezy and a thunderstorm possible saturday night. philadelphia soupy and dew points notice 70s you'll feel
the air mass oppressive and thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening and the poconos thunderstorms could develop in the early afternoon with a high of 79 degrees and philadelphia 90 and down the shore temperatures in the upper 70s. future tracker 6 showing the heat index on saturday dew points in the 70s and pretty oppressive. generally mid to upper 90s inland and cooler down the shore and saturday the humidity is the highest and sunday the humidity will drop. the five-day at 5:00 showing the heat is on 92 degrees and lots of sunshine and the storms really missing us to the north and saturday oppressive a high of 90 and afternoon thunderstorms and saturday hotter than sunday not feeling quite as much. dew points in the 60s not as humid. the heat sticks around with a high of 90 and 88 and isolated thunderstorm possible and most areas are dry. i love our new studio but i have to say i think i'm getting cheated. i'm here and adam and melissa you guys are in wildwood now.
no, ocean city. >> we found a few friends as well here. you guys having a good day? >> yes! >> look at these two they have the right idea, you guys are sisters? >> yes, they have matching robes to keep nice and warm you are blocking the cold wind for me melissa thank you. >> you're welcome. >> these guys want to tell you something -- >> happy 4th of july. >> happy 4th of july to you. >> thanks
"action news" continues with meteorologist, adam joseph, jaime apody, rick williams and monica malpass. rick is off and brian taff joins us here is what is happening on "action news" tonight. once again president trump's tweets set off a firestorm on capitol hill and drawing strong criticism from both sides of the aisle. and a chase ends on a campus and a suspect is in custody what led to this dramatic scene. the large diffity stops traffic.
>> president trump's latest blast against a female journalist's appearance is getting widespread condemnation from republicans and democrats, saying it's beneath the dignity of the oval office. lana zach has more. >> at a time when critically important policies are being debated in washington. >> our focus remains on the major obama care problems that continue to hurt americans. the president continues his beef on the host of a morning show after mocking him for having teensy hands. >> heard poorly rating at "morning joe" speaks poorly at me and crazy mika and psycho joe
came to mar-a-lago oh and she was bleeding badly from a facelift and i said no. condemnations came from several republicans. >> what we are trying to do is improve the tone and civility of the debates and this doesn't help do that. >> tweets like this are inconsistent with the greatness of the country and the office. >> they say it's bullying behavior. >> to the first lady please talk to your husband. >> cyber bullying is suppose be an initiative for the first lady. >> our culture is mean especially to children and teenagers. >> when her husband gets attacked he will punch back ten times harder and the white house fully defending the president's words. >> they knew what they were getting when they voted for donald trump and he won overwhelmingly. >> and republicans are adding
$25 billion to opioid abuse to their struggling health care bill. mitch mcconnell hopes it will win over moderate senators. they are pushing for funds for rising death tolls for illegal drug use and ease cuts proposed on medicaid. world news tonight with david muir has more on the senate republican bill and the president's later twitter war, you can catch that following "action news" at 6:00 tonight. >> now to a developing story, this is the end of a short police pursuit that ended at swarthmore college that began with a home invasion robbery and philadelphia police saw a suspected silver mazda and the suspects tried to flee on foot after a crash and both were apprehended on the college campus. police have a person in custody for the deadly shooting of a retired marine.
howard wide, was with his cousin outside of the parrot tank and white believes the suspect was casing the bar and tried to step in and defuse the matter and that is when shots were fired and the cousin chased the s&p until police arrived and police followed the suspect when he broke into a home in an attempt to get away but the father and son were able to grab the man's gun and detain him until the police could cuff him. now the shooting of a 6-year-old boy, the story our delaware newsroom is covering for weeks now. this man is indicted on several charges including attempted murder. pritchard opened fire intending to shoot another man but the bullet struck desean banner in the face instead. he was sitting in a car at 6th and spruce streets.
an underground cable problem caused damage to a wilmington street. delmarva power says it happened when a cable got too hot causing it to rise up and heat the roadway which broke the pavement. a short distance away a strong former knocked out power for hundreds of homes and businesses, power is since restored. >> we have a big weekend coming up down at the shore with the holiday around the corner. there are a ton of things to see and do and to eat down at the shore this weekend. and two of our friends are good at doing this and getting the assignment to do down there on our behalf and adam joseph and million are down in ocean city with more. >> how is it going down there? >> hi brian and monica, it's fantastic enjoying ourselves on the beach and sand and it's busy this 4th of july weekend and
lifeguards want you to be prepared. the ocean city beach patrol is going to simulate a rescue many frank is going to rescue someone stuck in the rip current. they are going to be high this weekend today and into tomorrow. they are doing this and practicing this all weekend long to make sure you are safe on the beach, and on the sand and in the meantime check out what is going on down at the shore this weekend. >> kick off the weekend in wildwood and watch the snap crackle pop in the sky. take the entire family out to see the fire work extravaganza, on a beautiful night the fireworks are almost visable from anywhere on the wildwood boardwalk. look up to see the show. the event is free. >> if you are looking for one of a kind finds look for harvey cedars for the craft day by the bay. the long of the continuing craft
show on all of long beach island. the event in its 30th square feet yours vendors from the eastern seaboard. stroll along sunset park along the bay front and search for unique and hand made decor. 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. and if you are looking for something to do next week or 4th of july. ocean city has you covered. the garden civic association is hosting their annual bike parade a family friendly event to get you in a patriotic mood. bikes dress up in their best red white and blue attire and wind along the boulevard and beaches. the parade starts at 10:00 a.m. have some fun and hope to see you this weekend down at the shore. all right so another rescue completed. that was frank and clay they were simulating a rip current
rescue and something to keep in mind is that the lifeguards are on duty with extended hours with 8, 9, 12 and 34th street. something to keep in mind. i think we are crashing this party -- >> look someone is trying to act like a lifeguard over here. >> very to get my glasses on. >> where is your whistle? >> get out of the water! i can just scream. just kidding. i guy turned around. >> when in doubt don't go out. have fun this long holiday weekend. >> they listened. >> you scared them adam have fun down at the shore next up it's about food and boardwalk fun and you have the treat coming for me? >> coming up we'll get a treat. >> tell me what it is. >> it's not sugar. he is talking about this treat
for an hour and 30 minutes. >> get the latest forecast including detailed updates and radar any time on your phone or tablet. the 6 abc app is a free download for your mobile device. getting home could be slow going through cinnaminson, two lanes on route 130 are still closed and they have not given us a time frame for how long the repairs will make. time for a check of the "action news" traffic report. over to gina in for matt pellman. >> i have good news, the burlington bristol bridge is now finally down and it was open a second ago but you can see it's on its way coming down, so if you are traveling in or out of that area make sure you are allowing for more time. lets take you to the blue route the biggest delay is on the blue route 40 minutes from 76 to 95 and look here at route 3 broomall upper darby delayed 76
to springfield. but good to go on the northbound side 20 minutes and you are in the green. bear, delaware income side of route 13 dupont highway has cleared. and new jersey in pennsauken a crash at 130 at the marlton pike and again into landsdale a crash at valley forge road. expect delays on 76 in and around center city very crowded now and see the eastbound delay is more of a headache as you jammed the length with a tapping of the brake as approaching 76 on the westbound side. >> thank you. still ahead on "action news" tonight. it's an annual 4th of july tradition and takes many many sets of hands to make. we'll give you a sneak peek of the impressive assembly line. jeff skversky is showing us how markelle fultz is chowing down
the chester police roll out high tech equipment. they were using an log communications but the new equipment is digital to speed up communications. >> and jeff skversky is joining us with sports and sixers mini camp is underway. >> markelle fultz is on the court for the first time and will do anything to help the sixers team win. sounds good to me. markelle fultz asked question after question. is he trying to learn as he says everything. fultz is on the floor with the sixers teammates for the first time and even joel embiid is out there playing with the new kid and he will not play in the nba summer league that starts monday in utah. he was happy with his first day
of work even though his teammates were giving him their best shot. >> everybody is competitive whether i'm the first pick or last pick everybody comes out and compete, i hope that everybody gets me their best shot. >> among the players giving a shot at the sixers how about darryl reynolds, the undraft the rookie free agent is appreciative of this tryout with his home team. >> it means a lot. you know like i said this is my workout for the predraft. and i when to the site. it mean a ton being from philly this is huge. nothing to focus on right now, i don't want to get caught up in that. focusing on grasping the concepts. >> general manager, ron hextall says mason is in the net and now
his act says that he will not be back and they have cut ties. tommy joseph says he took it personally when shortstop freddy called out the team and sparked the come back and phillies hope to build upon this when they head to new york to face the mets as they try to dig themselves out of last place and the worst team in baseball. >> i think it gives us confidence going late into games that we can come back and hold some leads and get a win on the road like this, it's nice going to new york. >> finally, back to markelle fultz, it's just about dinner time and food is a popular topic of conversation with the number one pick. ever since he stopped by larry's steak a few weeks ago before the draft. how about this service, the owner of larry's steaks he
personally delivered the steaks to fultz and he chowed down, a nice thank you for putting larry's in the national spotlight of the weekend and the last few weeks, that is the place he went to after the workout. >> how about that advertisement. >> hard to work out after a belly full of cheesesteak. >> that was after practice and worked out and burned a lot of calories. >> speaking of, it's 25th annual wawa annual hoagie day. and members of the eagles and wawa associates are working to put together 23,000 of the coveted shorty hoagies, they went to philabundance superintendanted shelters and most are given away to the crowd at the hoagie day celebration if center city.
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trying to make fudge in the fudge kitchen. don't judge my form trying to do this and not drop the mike into the fudge. whoa. do that again please. can i lick as it comes down. i won't do that. look at everyone watching, talk about pressure seeing all of those people trying to mix this up. look at the temperatures now, it is warm inland and temperatures there in the 80s. 87 in philadelphia. right now we were in the 88 degree mark for the high temperature range today. and notice the shore in the 70s right now and cool on the boardwalk with the wind that whipped up on the water and creating some strong rip currents that continue into the day tomorrow. satellite and radar a warm front came through tomorrow and the warm front came in and brought in the heat and slight humidity and that is the general trend into the 4th of july, and the heat and humidity continues to
build. look at your forecast for friday. 92 reading and 92 in philadelphia and 70s at the shore with the sea breeze, sunny hot and muggy at all inland locations, staying dry for the most part and scattered storm for the lehigh valley and the poconos late in the day. down the shore saturday 79 degrees any thunderstorm holds off until night so most of the day is initiation. sunday partly sunny and 84. and monday a great beach day 83 degrees and the ocean 65 and swim where the lifeguards are on duty because of moderate risk rip currents. saturday humid and thunderstorm around in the poconos. and then the front is gone on sunday. less humid 80 degrees and monday clouds and sunshine and 78. so the 4th of july itself temperatures near 90 degrees but moderate humidity. the humidity does peak on saturday and starts to trail off sunday, monday into tuesday. partly sunny and most areas stay
dry for the fourth and there is a chance for spotty storms, the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast hot and humid and 92 forever your friday. oppressive with storms and 90 degrees and sunday hot and not as humid and 91 we take out the chance for storms and the heat sticks around for monday similar for tuesday and wednesday upper 80s for the most part. an isolate the storm typical summer weather and clouds and sunshine and the temperature of 84 degrees. i don't know what is a harder job what that gentlemen is doing and this poor guy that has to be bombarded with them that come to taste the fudge as well. >> eat the fudge, going to get a treat. >> you give away some of it. >> working on vanilla nut.
>> guys don't be shy, you see the people here waiting and that is another treat. texting that is me and melissa. >> my mom is up there. up on the boardwalk and you are her favorite. >> i'm here until 6:30, all right i'll let melissa do the hard job. chocolate. >> one of the best thing about the shore and the boards is the fudge. did you get one? a piece of fudge? i love the hat. a phillies hat. and cool glasses as well. >> what is his name? >> grayson. >> just turned 3. >> you are the same age as my son. i love it. >> i found this, i forgot. they didn't have yours. >> we'll see you guys, they give
from the time i was pregnant with him, had so much life and energy in him. he wanted out, and he wanted to conquer the world. right now, quinton's goal is to be a doctor. it's not easy being a single parent with three kids and having to provide for them. but my son will be an amazing doctor, and he'll help people that are less fortunate. no matter where you are in your college journey, sallie mae can help you find the money you need.
jim gardner and the "action news" team is standing by with tease stories at 6:00. seth williams entered a guilty employee and what is next for the office. >> and they investigate the accident as a possible case of road rage. those stories and more coming up next. for rick williams and cecily tynan and jeff skversky and brian taff and the entire
"action news" delaware valley's leading news program. with ducis rogers, cecily tynan and jim gardner. >> tuesday night and make that thursday night two philadelphia universities become one and a water main break creates a geyser in montgomery county. the week is speeding by. the big story on "action news" tonight two stunning developments the end of the seth williams trial and the temporary end of williams life as a free
man. this was williams as he arrived at federal court and little did we know he was preparing to plead guilty of a single count of accepting a bribe. the other 28 counts were dismissed be at the same time williams resigned as da. and the judge said he did not trust williams to show up for sentencing and dispatched williams to jail and that is where philadelphia's former district attorney is tonight. sara bloomquist and vernon odom are on the story. vernon is at the federal building where it all came down today. >> reporter: jim, federal prosecutors have long claimed that seth williams was on the take from virtually the very moment he was sworn in as district attorney and tonight he is the federal lockup. you knew this was to be the final day of trial and the amount o