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bethlehem but the ordeal started in lehigh township. a man is dead and his wife is injured. gray hall is live at the northampton county courthouse with details of this family tragedy. >> reporter: well, we can tell you not too long ago a press conference wrapped up here by the courthouse held by the district attorney. he does not think the shooting was a spur of the moment crime but believes the shooting was the result a family feud going on for sometime. >> i can tell you he was shot at least five times. and based on you know the findings of autopsy it represented at least two weapons. >> the northampton county coroner revealed how joe testify mullner died. he was shot and killed by his cousin john haan. his wife was shot and made the call to police.
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>> it was a call that came in from linda nullner contacted 911 call center that she and her husband were shot and identified the individual that shot her as her husband's cousin. >> authorities say that the husband and wife were shot in their home along long acre drive after 6:00 p.m. wednesday. the district attorney says that money may have been a motive. >> there was a personal dispute going on involving the cousins and may have involved financial issues. >> and intense manhunt was put in place for be and police and were involve fire department a standoff. his sister was also in the truck and the standoff ended peacefully. >> in the truck was not only
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himself but his sister. the mentally challenged sister was with him and our belief she was present when the homicide occurred. >> back out live we can tell you that police tell us that this arrest is not the end of this investigation. there is still more pieces to this puzzle and also tonight it's not clear about the condition of the victim's life but the suspect locked up in jail facing at least one count of homicide and one count of attempted homicide. live in easton, gray hall, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. eerie new video shows the las vegas concert site in the wake of the mass shooting and it shows personal items left behind as folks scrambled to escape the gun fire and that stephan paddock may have had an accomplice move the arsenal of weapons into the hotel room and they praised the crew that helped countless victims. >> absolute heroes.
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they didn't have equipment with them or protection, on site and through their training they knew they had to react. got to get tourniquets on and make tourniquets with belts and help to carry people out. absolute heroes. >> 58 people died and 500 injured. and paddock's girlfriend denies knowledge of at tack and was again questioned by the fbi. a team from the delaware valley in puerto rico tonight to leave theests by the salvation army. among them bob myers the director of emergency disaster services he recently returned from naples, florida. and will manage the response on it's island for the salvation army. and david muir on world news has more coming up at 6:30 after "action news." the monroe township board of
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education is meeting tonight and expected to vote on a plan to shut down an elementary school in williamstown that is filled with mold. nora muchanic with that story. >> cough, sneeze and stuffy nose. that is what is feels like. >> 7-year-old andrew petry deals with those sick times every school year. >> it's allergies but it was the first day he went back to school and fine all summer and comes home the first day and comes home sick. >> it's likely that andrew reacted to the mold in his school and they have recommended it be shut down for the safety of students and staff. >> traces of the mold in the library media center we decided to do the whole building, to do that you have to take the kids out. >> the plan is to locate the
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students to three other area schools while the building is cleaned up and the h vac system is replaced. it could take three weeks or three months he is not sure but wants to address the clients about the mold and clean it up once and for all. >> they have to do what they have to do, they have to clean it up. >> and matthew ended up in the emergency room with respiratory issues and missed over 20 days of school because he was ill. >> i told them i couldn't help it, he comes home and is fine and back to school and instantly sick and i'm back there to pick him up. >> and they will close down holly glen. >> and trenton firefighters were called into service to put out flames at a vacant property this afternoon. this is the scene as they worked to put out a heavy fire at hills place that broke out at 12:30,
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firefighters are working to determine the cause. a paramedic is facing charges that he inappropriately touch aid teenager in the back of an ambulance. john rawlins is live now with the disturbing details. >> reporter: the alleged crime said to have occurred before ac a.m. during an overnight shift between august 8th and august 9th, the teen notified the police on the night of august 9th. he was riding with in the pen medicine vehicle. it's a ride along vehicle giving them a chance to ride along with first responders, kenneth mason is charged with corruption of a minor and indecent assault. he told them he drove the pair to the large secluded track of land off phoenixville pike. >> the victim said that mason parked in the dark area and he
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started to feel uncomfortable. >> the young man says he fell asleep but claims he became aware of him fondling him and making obscene commons about sex. >> our victim gets scared at that time and pretends to wake up and immediately go to like he is doing something in the vehicle. trying to pretend like he didn't realize what was happening. >> the young man said he credited mason amen ter and wants to become a flight paramedic. he is a long time paramedic with the services. and his attorney will vehemently challenge the charges in court. he continued on the ride along taking a 6:00 a.m. call and not alerting anyone. he not only went on the call but stayed later than he needed to at work in order to work on the call and talked to my client
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about the positive remarks he got about how well he handled the call. >> mason faces two charges both misdemeanors and will not be arrested and issued a summons to appear in court. john rawlins, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. they will soon welcome dozens of new residents, today was the grand opening of the 66 unit pel emplace. the property features a green roof and parking. a change if leadership is coming in new jersey with the race for governor in the home stretch. 6 abc is pleased to host next week's debate between democrat phil murphy and republican kim guadagno. we are looking for your help please send questions you would like the candidates to answer.
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use the #6abcaction. and watch the debate next tuesday night at 7:00 on 6 abc. it's nearly 7 feet tall and weighs 700 pounds and this lectern is missing from wilmington. the investigation into the sinful theft. and book depots are spring up in philadelphia. the community effort to get youngsters reading. >> a warm and humid day and high is 82 and tracking a batch of showers moving across central pennsylvania and i'll time them out and the important of tropical rain in the forecast. >> ducis rogers with sports when "action news" continues if a moment. >> the painting is looking for a new home. >> we stay mild overnight and the latest on the weekend call. wake up to what is happening on
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"action news" morning.
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a thief is on the run tonight for stealing a century old lectern from a church in wilmington. the bronze podium is heavy and not easy to nab. >> reporter: the church building in wilmington, delaware is a piece of history until four years ago it was the home of the 160-year-old cathedral church of st. john but closed because the congregation was steadily dwindling but next month the three acre complex will be born again when new owners cut the ribbon to turn it into an apartment complex for low and moderate income seniors. >> it's not something you can tuck under your arm or something you can display openly. >> this artifact has been stolen the huge lectern 6'10" inches
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tall weighing 700 pounds. >> we are shocked and stunned to see this beautiful artifact, this historical art fact removed. >> the police are notified and so are the salvage yards. >> we are asking for you to give us a call no questions asked. we will be grateful for you helping us retrieve it. >> edith was a member of st. johns all of her life. she met her husband here and got married here and her children and grandchildren were baptised here. >> it breaks my heart that someone would do that. >> they couldn't get the pulpit i guess, but that lectern was not light weight. >> stealing from the church is an enormous sin and hopefully some folks will see returning it as a bid for redemption. vernon odom, channel 6 "action news" in wilmington delaware. a teacher in cape may county
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is named new jersey's typer of the year. amy anderson teaches american sign language at ocean city high school. chosen from a field of seven finalists, she wants to use her platform to bring more asl teachers to the state and will represent the state in the national competition in the spring. many libraries and book depots are popping up in philadelphia like this. 30 businesses like lancaster avenue like leroy's barber is stocking books to help increase child literacy the books are free and do not have to be returned. >> if a child cannot read by fourth grade the greater chance they end up in prison. >> if we bring the books to the community we can stop the epidemic and reach our kids where they are. because sometimes the parents don't have the resources to purchase books on their own. >> the initiative is a collaboration between the west
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philadelphia action for early learning and other neighborhood groups, the books are free now at 30 different stores and hope to expand to 100 more. "action news" continues the long tradition of highlighting positive news, stories that make us philly proud. you can find them on our website at paulsboro's a very proud community.
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it's been on the decline with the closing of the refineries and there's no jobs in the community. if there's no jobs, there's no education, there's no food on the table. what's important is the children. steve sweeney... he fought for 'em. this is where he's from. steve sweeney's been here since the beginning. steve spearheaded the whole project and really brought it to fruition. it would've never been done without steve. it was a pride in building this port and then knowing that we're coming back.
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ducis here with sports, eagles and cardinals. >> the eagles are a bit banged up fletcher cox and wendell smallwood missed practice and cox with a calf injury and smallwood a knee issue, as for the match-ups, jaime apody takes a closer look. >> the eagles the cardinals, this game features two different types of birds and two different quarterbacks named carson. >> they are. it is confusing and they are both pretty good.
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they will have to worry about them doing this as a high level for a long time but sacked 17 times and on pace to be sacked 70 times. >> carson is an experienced guy and well coached. they certainly have their issues with carson being hit but at the same time, i know they are the type of team that can make adjustments. >> he has a target in larry fitzgerald. >> there is no question he is a hall-of-famer but doing it's small things and blocking. >> the eagles are 3-1. and some of the power ranking as them as high as third. the fans are excited about that but don't expect the team to be. >> power rankings what does that even mean? not only is the beginning is of october but power rankings that is like unofficial and i see it all the time.
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>> the dream is for way more than winning three games and we have begun in this spot before. that doesn't mean anything. we have an opportunity to win another game at home than is all we can focus on. >> to the ice. no rest for the flyers they will be back in action against the los angeles king, the flyers hope this one goes as well as the season opener, they got off on the right foot. claude giroux got the scoring going and simmons recorded a hat trick the first opening night hat trick in franchise history and he says that speed was the difference. >> going out with a lot more speed actually and if you watch the game we kept skating and skating and because of our legs that we came up with the 2 points. i think that is good things about the young guys they got a ton of energy and a ton of legs, it's good. >> penn state will hit the road
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saturday for the second time this season. the fourth ranked nittany lions visit northwestern and they are on a role and barkley is the reason why. seven total touch downs and penn state has not been tested much this season but head coach james franklin expected a tough one from northwestern. >> offensively and defensively and special teams they are playing hard and fundamentally sound and good schemes but what you see is what you get. it's been a nice model for them. it's going to be a challenge. >> nice try. penn state favors by two touch downs, catch the penn state north western game saturday afternoon on 6 abc. coverage begins at high noon. >> thank you ducis. >> hispanic heritage month is in full swing and welcomed our own reporter jeanette reyes to commemorate the month long
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celebration. she was a guest speaker today and celebrated the accomplishments of of hispanic women. that runs through october 15th.
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meteorologist, cecily tynan here with the unusual but nice fall weather. temperatures running 10 degrees above normal. sky 6 hd looking at the scene at the center city skyline that was bright and sunny earlier and now the clouds rolled in and bad timing since shortly after sunset we have the full harvest moon. since it will be rising right after the sunsets it will look like this, kind of bright and
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orange and shelby got this from valley forge last night. the nearly full moon. it kind of looks like that and areas to the south may see some of it. lower cloud cover there. looking at this you think about fall and it's not a great setup for bright colors this fall. this fall so far it's dry and warm and we did have a cool start to september and a good color then and the problem then is the warmth that stalled any changing and any of the leaves that started to change in september are now brown. and the fact is the past several weeks we have got very little rainfall and the trees are stressed and the color likely will be dull and the leaves likely fall quickly. if you look at the fall foliage forecast as far as where we peaking and high color in the adirondacks in the far northwest new england area. as far as here we are low. we head up to the poconos and
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moderate now and colors to peak. and won't be one of our best foliage seasons but at least color. >> now plenty of warmth, 78 in philadelphia and trenton and millville and atlantic city airport 77 and cape may 73. satellite 6 along with action radar showing the reason why we have the cloud cover we have the slow moving frontal boundary draped over us and see the batch of showers moving over central pennsylvania, that continues to push to the east and drying up a bit and the best chance of showers will come between sunset and midnight and areas farther to the southern and west. lehigh valley and the poconos owl probably see showers and they they move out. becoming partly cloudy tomorrow morning and tomorrow temperatures in the low 80s. 82 in philadelphia and the normal high is 70 and allentown 81 and cape may 78 and
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wilmington 82 and tropical storm nate was born today near anythi nicaragua. heading to the gulf of mexico likely becoming a category one hurricane and the latest track is shifting farther to the west making landfall to new orleans sunday afternoon and this is sub to change and something we watch and it will move into the mid-atlantic and that likely brings us rain monday and tuesday. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast partly sunny and warm tomorrow 82 and bumping it up to 85 on saturday and feeling like 90 with the humidity. and sunday for the eagles game it's cloudy and very humid and warm with a high of 80 and showers late in the day and monday columbus day grab the umbrella. periods of rain with a high of 78. tuesday lingering showers and 80 and the sunshine is back on wednesday 77 and thursday turning cooler with a high of 73. but by thursday the normal high 68 degrees and the temperatures remain on the mild side. >> great, thank you cecily.
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>> finally tonight the group called city philadelphia is kicking off the 20th anniversary. at the convenience center 200 members took the pledge to make a difference in school students and prepare for the future. former governor, ed rendell was honored. and world news tonight with david muir is next on channel 6. "action news" continues at 10:00 on phl 17. and then join us for "action news" at 11:00 on channel 6. for cecily tynan, ducis rogers, jim gardner and it's entire "action news" team i'm monica malpass have a good night. see you right here at 11:00. at carmax, we buy all the cars.
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tonight, several breaking stories as we come on the air. in las vegas, the stunning images. our reporter in a helicopter, flying beside the hotel. you will see into that room. and the new and chilling video from that night. also tonight, were there two other cities the gunman was looking into? chicago and boston. and the girlfriend, the fbi interview and what she's now saying. and abc news obtaining this check. their purchase in the weeks before. a state of emergency declared tonight in new orleans. preparing for a possible hurricane. the deadly storm already. the paths have it traveling right up to the northeast. breaking now. the republican congressman caught up in a sex scandal. he has just given his two weeks notice. the nfl star under fire tonight. responding to a female


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