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of two young children in wilmington and medical marijuana may be coming to philadelphia. a special report is next. ♪ ♪ "action news," democrat ware valley's leading news program with jim gardner. >> this is the scene that has shocked and devastated an entire wilmington neighborhood. this is where police found the bodies of two children, one five years old, the other a newborn,
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the prime suspect, the woman who gave them life. it is monday night and the story on "action news" tonight is the latest in the probe of the death of two children and the effect it's having on a wilmington community. dann cuellar is live with the wilmington police tonight. dan? >> jim, a young mother is in jail suspected but not charged in the suspicious death of her two young boys. questions are running rampant as to how the boys died and why? >> we need you more than ever, god. >> pastor margaret led prayer outside the home the children died. >> investigators say it was just after 8:30 this morning that police were called to check on
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well being of the children, one said to be five years old and the other a few months old. police said the boys dead but smelled a strong odor of gas and evacuated the building. >> the mother is the prime suspect. >> definitely it's the person that has authority over the house at this time is considered the suspect. we have to rule everything out before making the determination. we are interviewing the parties and witnesses at this time. >> among those was councilwoman maria cabrera. >> it's our home and neighborhood. i prayer if the healing we need. >> with the children and mother not identified by police, there was fear and trepidation over who they were as they all play together. >> i have the dread, is it that
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cute boy with the dreads. he would come around all the time and ask to play with the dog. i'm broken hearted. >> police are awaited for the results of the autopsy, a report that could confirm the belief that the boys drown and give a clearer picture as to those responsible. >> jim? >> thank you, dan. a large audience gathered at the institution center in philadelphia and watched as senator john mccain received the 2017 liberty meta medal. annie mccormick was there. >> jim, former vice president joe biden on the board of the national constitution center gave the award to his friend and
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former colleague. >> senator mccain, you have served your country. >> senator mccain receiving the liberty medal tonight. former vice president joe biden did the honors. >> john is a man of significant intellect, deep conviction and unmatched character. >> mccain was reflective. >> the world still looks to the example and leadership of america to become another better place. what greater cause could anyone ever serve? >> he was also funny, point >> janet: poignantand direct. >> to refuse the obligations of international leadership and our duty to remain the last best hope of earth for the sake of some half baked nationalism cooked up by people that would rather find scapegoats than solve problems. >> the six term republican from
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arizona on full display tonight. mccain joined the navy in 1958. he rose to the rank of captain during his 22 years of service. in 1967 his plane was shot down over vietnam in a bombing mission. he spent years in a vietnamese prison of war camp. >> after a stunning diagnosis of brain cancer, he returned to the senate floor against doctor's orders. >> tonight after receiving the medal mccain was cerri natee sey the choir. >> thank you for the honor. i'll treasure it. >> mccain follows a long list of recipients. the first medal awarded in 1989.
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outside of the institution center, channel6 "action news." >> i was able to sit down with mccain and biden. their affection for each other was obvious and they spoke of old times when enemies didn't mean you couldn't like each other. >> my mom had an expression. she knew john. she would say, remember, joe, you are defined by your courage and redeemed by your loyalty. that's the definition of john mccain. >> the former vice president and john mccain.
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please be sure to watch our special broadcast this sunday at 1:00 here on channel6. >> the tristate area in store for the coldest night of the season so far. we head to cecily tynan for the forecast. >> jim, there is quite a chill in the air. philadelphia 51. many suburbs 40. reading and allentown 47. poconos, 36-degrees. temperatures continue to fall under clear skies, overnight low, 35. 43 for philadelphia. that's the coldest night since may 8. cold enough, in fact, that there are frost advisories far north and west counties. late tonight for patchy frost, but the cool air is not sticking around long. i have details on the warm up in the seven-day forecast.
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>> chester county police are looking for a man who robbed and sexual assaulted a woman on the way to the bus stop friday near east 23rd street. the suspect is seen in surveillance video carrying a shotgun. the down fall of harvey weinstein over misconduct and rape has prompted a phenomenon on social media. millions of women are claiming sexual harassment or rape. it's all happening under the hash tag, me too. with more is christie ileto. >> it's a conversation over the last 24 hours. local women are joining the discussion opening up about their painful past. >> it started out with a joke and went to your earrings are too bright. >> then she became a victim of
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sexual assault. >> if you don't go out with me, i'll make your life horrible. >> she got a too common response when she went looking for help. >> are you on drugs? are you under the influence of alcohol? >> this is a familiar narrative speaking out after the harvey weinstein saga. 4.7 million people have shared over 12,000,000 posts and comments on the issue. >> there are thousands of stories that have not been told. there are many people that are surprised that sexual assault and harassment happen in the numbers that it does. >> in the quest for peace, mandy wrote a book, hands off my sparkle, detailing rape. >> if we share our experience, we can get rid of the shame.
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that's not ours to own. crimes were committed against us. >> the conversation is a good start. >> this is not time to be quiet. i feel like this movement is really opening doors up for everybody to come together of all ages because we all suffer. >> it's not just women that are victims but men as well. advocates are asking those that witness incidents to stand up and start saying something. christie ileto, "action news." jim? >> thank you, christie. from reading, pennsylvania, an update on the all bright football team, three players kicked off the team over the national anthem this week have been offered reinstatement. larger issues of social and
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racial issues of injustice must be addressed. >> kelly elementary school will remain closed one more day, reopening on wednesday. >> the sweeten beverage tax has bursted the bottom line for 60% of the businesses he's surveyed. the tax has burdened specific stores that often survive on a 2% margin. >> the city could receive the same results and fund its programs by sustaining the wage tax instead of the bait and switch that took place with the beverage tax. mayor kenney said the community support the reduction of the wage tax because unlike the soda
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tax, it's a tax everyone has to pay and suppresses job growth and business attraction to philadelphia. he touted the beverage tax pays for thousands of prekindergarten students. >> still to come, wendy saltzman with the business of growing pot. >> "action news" takes you inside the largest marijuana grow operation that's coming to pennsylvania. ♪ ♪ >> plus out of luck, we ar, worg in as a malfunction shuts down the slot machines at a local casino. cecily tynan returns with a warm up in accuweather and an update on joel embiid's position for the sixer's opening. that and more when "action news" continues tonight. ♪ ♪
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>> this is just in to "action news" tonight. the slot machines at philadelphia sugar house casino have gone down. gamblers called us frustrated they can't withdraw their winnings. the slots went offline at 9:30 tonight. the casino is working to resolve
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the problem. >> in three months, patients in pennsylvania are expected to have access to medical marijuana. the plans have garnered as much criticism as praise. wendy saltzman is going inside one of the largest grow operations to give you a look at what to expect in our own backyard. the location of the facility is confidencal. >> $2.5 million worth of medical marijuana is being grown inside by prescott who holds three licenses in illinois and was awarded one grow and three dispresrdispensary ...ies in pennsylvania. they took us on a tour to show us what they can expect in their
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facility in western pa. >> the marijuana cycle gets harvested and medical grade cannabis is produced inside these walls. >> this has a mild smell to it. >> the plans are registered with the state from the time of a few inches tall to the time it leaves the store. >> it's highly sensitive material. >> 40 strains of marijuana are cultivated. each goes through a testing process to ensure quality. >> it's great for na sha. >> giving patients a variety of treatment options. ms to als, cancer, hiv and
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chronic pain could be helped. critics like special agent in charge gary tuggle question the legitimate ma si of the drug. advocates say there are limits to study it because the dea has categorized it as an illegal drug. >> do i see the use of heroin increased as a result of legalized marijuana? yes, i would. folks that abuse marijuana chronically are more likely to use heroin and other drugs. >> it could prove to be a less lethal drug for pain. >> there is a reduction in opioid abuse due to cannabis
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programs. >> they plan to produce 10,000-pounds of marijuana out of their jefferson county facility. the first product will hit shelves by february. wendy saltzman, "action news." >> in the rose garden today president trump went from short answers to speeches about a host of issues. the purpose of it at the beginning, he wanted to convince the white house press core that he and senator mitch mcconnell are on the same page. >> we have been friends for a long time. we are probably now -- despite what we read, as far as i'm concerned, closer than ever before. the relationship is very good. we are fighting for the same thing. >> what the president and i would like to say to you today, contrary to what some of you may have reported, we are together totally on this agenda to move
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america forward. >> moments before trump told his cabinet meeting that some in the republican party should be ashamed of himself and that he supports strategist steve bannon and his declaration of war against the republican establishment. in the rose garden trump said the republican party is unified. >> on health check at 11:00, obama care disbanding could cause a rate hike. not all of the half million pp pnenpennsylvanias will see a lae income. open enrollment begins november 1st. >> let's talk about the next seven days in the forecast. >> frosty.
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in ardmore where the outdoor cafes are looking empty, a cool night to be outside. tomorrow morning, the bus stop forecast, you want to dress your kids in sweatshirts, long pants and fleeces. it's going to be chilly, the coldest night of the season so far. suburbs down to 37-degrees. philadelphia, 44-degrees when kids hit the bus stop. the last place to clear out was at the shore. a great photo sent to me by chris looking over the bay. you can see high thin clouds sun setting at 6:30 and temperatures dropping quickly, down to 44 in quakertown. malmalvern, 47.
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hamilton 47. claimant delaware down to 43-degrees. satellite and radar showing the front cleared the coast. this high pressure dominates through the week and weekend starting with the fall chill and warming things up. tomorrow, philadelphia feels like october, 44 by 8:00, 5:00, only 60-degrees. the average high this time of year is 67. in the lehigh valley, a frosty start to the morning. temperatures struggle to hit the upper 50s, 59-degrees. down at the shore tomorrow, sunny and cool with winds out of the north. the high, 60. winds up to 14 miles per hour. the exclusive accuweather forecast, it's cool but bright sunshine through the day, 61-degrees. it's with us all week long. wednesday, 72. thursday, 73. friday, 74. we warm up more over the
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weekend. saturday, 76-degrees. sunday, mostly sunny, 79. 14-degrees above normal. we keep that warm air right through monday, partly sunny, 7e eagles for monday night football. chilly tonight. we warm up dratl dramatically fe second half of the week. >> that may be the sunniest forecast of the year. for the month, maybe. >> jimmy kimmel kicking off shows in brooklyn. he promises a of star studded roster of guests and surprises. jimmy has been in the news for his emotional monologues on healthcare and gun control, he told "action news" this week
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will be one of joy. >> david letterman hasn't done a talk show since he retired. >> he's your icon so this is a big moment. >> for sure. >> also taking the stage, howard stern, ami schumer and more. "jimmy kimmel live" right after "action news" tonight. ♪ hey grandpa. hey, kid. really good to see you. you too. you tell grandma you were going fishing again? maybe. (vo) the best things in life keep going. that's why i got a subaru, too. introducing the all-new crosstrek.
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sweet 4k tv, mr. peterson. thanks. i'm pretty psyched. did you get fios too? no, was i supposed to get fios? mr. peterson. fios is a 100% fiber-optic network. it's like it was invented to stream 4k movies and shows. how do you know so much about tv and internet? the internet. right. streaming is only as good as your internet. so get the best internet - with the 100% fiber-optic network - get fios - now just $79.99 per month for fios gigabit connection plus tv and phone. >> sixers open in two days. there are personnel details. >> we have good news and not so good news. joel embiid will play in the
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sixer opener wednesday night in d.c., he may not play a lot, though. he missed yesterday due to sprained ankle and rehab. he will be in the opener, likely 20 minutes. embid says he will lobby for more time t. >> i have a voice and they have to listen to me because i feel great and my body feels good. i should play 30 minutes or more. >> sometimes the pace of the game doesn't say it, though. there will be minute restrictions and it's a judgment of how is the game being played, not just a road rigid number. >> a week from tonight eagles face washington. another chance for the birds to
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show up on national television. malcolm jenkins was at the fundraising trust in atlantic city. as for the best record in the nfl, he says the birds are enjoying the ride. it's hard to win in this league. we love to enjoy ourselves on game day. we have so many guys that have been contributing to the wins, so much adversity. to be here at 5-1, it's a good feeling. >> we are teaming up to bring you the action monday night, countdown to kick off 8:00, game tolls at 8:30. we talk flyers after the break. ah, dinner.
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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.
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it was a pride in building this port and then knowing that we're coming back. >> mlb playoffs, yankees down, 8-1 in the ninth inning. >> flyers are gearing up for tomorrow night's home game against the panthers. they scored eight goals in a victory over washington. the guys say they are not harping on that. >> it's a good feeling to have the home opener like that. there is another game on the line tomorrow. a different team, different approach. we have to turn the page same as we would the loss. >> flyers off to a good start,
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3-2 right now. >> big crowd gathering in montgomery county for the life, safety and fire expo put on by the ford fire company. kids used the hose to knock down the flames. once the sun went down firefighters showed the difference sprinklers make for your safety. "jimmy kimmel live" from brooklyn. jimmy's guest, amy schumer. "action news" continues at 4:30. for cecily tynan, ducis rogers and the entire "action news" team, i'm jim gardner. have a very good night tonight. ♪ ♪
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[ glass breaks ]. >> hey, you damn kids! y'all done broke my window, busted my clock! yeah, boy!icky: from brooklyn, "jimmy kimmel live"! tonight, amy schumer -- dj khaled -- and music from lcd soundsystem brought to you by bank of america -- with cleto and the cletones, featuring paul shaffer. and now, start spreading the news, here's jimmy kimmel!

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