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29th to accepting bribes and other crimes of corruption and five years is the maximum he can get cents off to jail. vernon odom is live outside of federal court tonight. you have the full story. >> reporter: jim, it was a dramatic day in court even though seth williams had his lawyer read his statement in court. and i quote here i made mistakes of character and judgment failing those that trusted in me and the city of philadelphia and the once promising career has completely crashed. philadelphia's exdistrict attorney seth williams in jail since june looked gaunt occasionally wiping away tears as the prosecution asked judge diamond to give the maximum sentence five years in prison which was it's deal when he
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plead guilty to corruption on one count and 28 other charges are dropped. >> mr. williams is a criminal. he did not make a mistaken and engages in these crimes for many many years, anybody he was in a position to exploit. >> the judge denied the question to be let out on house arrest to visit with his ailing mother before he is sent away fearing she will pass away when he is incarcerated. you stole from your mother now you want a visitor? a reference to evidence presented at trial that williams defrauded his mother's nursing home out of $23,000. his mother read an apologetic letter to the people of philadelphia for letting him down. >> i made the question for him and for his mother and daughters, unfortunately the court denied the request. and his mother and girlfriend were in court and left court
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white house without comment and the girlfriend making an obscene gesture. >> and you sold yourself to the parasites you surrounded yourself with. >> jim, judge paul diamond was making reference to the local businessman from whom seth williams accepted bribes. i'm vernon odom, channel 6 "action news" at the federal courthouse in center city. >> thank you. of course you can find more information on the rise of fall at and that includes details of the case and videos and reaction from those involved. two political consultants connected to congressman bob brady is charged with corruption. it's campaign finance investigation involves the democrats and re-election bid in 2012. federal prosecutors say that
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kenneth muskler and jones arranged a payment to a rival's campaign and that candidate dropped out of the case. accused of conspiracy and lying to the fbi. brady denied any wrongdoing and the long time congressman has not been charged. and they forced a darby borough school to shut the doors for the day a man in his 60s was kill add long the 100 block of summit street sometime overnight. in the area of pen wood middle school because the school remained closed and the victim and gunman knew each other other pen wood middle will resume classes tomorrow as scheduled. a father and son escaped a house fire this morning. an "action news" viewer captured this video near the intersection of adams and lyndon avenues and officials say that high winds
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fanned the flames making it more difficult and the father and his 5-year-old son escaped using a second year porch and taken to the hospital for treatments the house is a total loss. police in west pike land township, are trying to track down the hit and run driver that struck a mother and daughter last friday. live at police headquarters is "action news" reporter, bob brooks. what is the latest here? >> reporter: well tonight the police need help trying to track down the driver responsible for this as they again almost killed a mother and her 16-year-old daughter. it was along the scenic art road, the mother and 16-year-old daughter and pet dog were out this friday evening for a walk-in stead of returning home one of them would be air-lifted to the hospital and the other injured with broken bones. >> friday afternoon my officers
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received a call for an accident hit and run on the 1900 block of artsville road. >> that is police chief clark. he took us through the details of the near fatal hit and run and before he goes any further he wants this message to be heard loud and clear. >> i wants to you turn yourself and make it easier for yourself and easier for the victims. we are going to get you. >> the victim were found lieding near the side of the road and it's 16-year-old took the brunt of the impact and was flown to chop. and had emergency surgery. the dog ran away but has been found. this is the suspect vehicle here but hard to make out. >> a late model 90s or early 2000 chevy or gmc pickup truck way ladder rack or extension ladders on the rack. >> and maybe some writing on the
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driver's side door and it's damage is on the right front corner. >> the juvenile sustained severe injuries she had to be operated on, and it's driver of that pickup truck knew he hit somebody. >> reporter: now, from that trips it sounds like it could be someone's work truck, the good news is both victims are make a full recovery according to the chief. even the 16-year-old that had to go into surgery. bob brooks, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. a 51-year-old man was killed in a crash this morning in newark, delaware. two cars collided head-on at otts chapel road. and delaware state police say that a 93-year-old driver struck a guardrail and veered into ongoing traffic. and the passenger in the other car was killed and three others involved in the accident were taken to christiana hospital
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with serious injuries. >> and eagles fans were celebrating and commiserating today and everyone was delighted over the win against the red skins and the loss of the two defensive players will present serious challenges for this team. "action news" reporter sara bloomquist is live at the link. how are fans reacting to the season ending injuries of jason peters and jordan hicks? >> reporter: no doubt about it, the city wide celebration took a bit a hit with the news that hicks and peters are out for the season. eagles fans are hoping that the team can adjust and stay on the winning streak. >> wents will be escaping from the 18 yard line. >> carson wentz shook off the slow start and the 24-year-old carried the eagles to a solid 34-24 win over the red skins. eagles fans are impressed. >> all the plays he was running
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incredible all the calls he was making. >> he evades and can read and calling plays at the line himself. he is a smart kid and doesn't have a big ego. >> the city was celebrating and then came the bad news, jason peters and jordan hicks will miss the remainder of the season. peters tore both his and ncl in the right knee and hicks is out with a torn achilles tendon. >> that could hurt. that is carson wentz's blindside and knowing it's eagles and how they have played. they can adjust going forward. >> injuries are irrelevant to football in my opinion. athletes are well paid and be able to adjust and make the adjustments they need to to win a game. >> winning they are, 6-1 and fans are confident they can keep
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the wins coming. >> a good game. the eagles have their heads on and blasting through the season and hopefully they make it to the playoff zbs. >> they are doing well and i give them credit. i was impressed last night. >> head coach jim peterson says they can work inhouse to fill the void left behind by the injuries. fans think they can do it without a trade but the birds will look around to see who might be available. 49ers are up next and fans feel confident nemt week their birds will be 7-1. i'm sara bloomquist, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. coming up on "action news" tonight. one of camden county's largest employers is offering a free education and a guaranteed job in the end and generous donors heaven to right the wrongs of vandals, and the completed work
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of a restoration project of a wilmington cemetery. >> we have a round of rain and damaging winds and stormtracker 6 live double scan showing the front has pushed offshore to get ready for a taste of fall finally. we'll have the details in the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast. >> and jaime apody with more on the philadelphia eagles, when "action news" continues.
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one of camden county's largest employers have an offer for residents they may not be able to refuse. complete a free training program and get a job. the initiative program is open tore young adults interested in
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medical coding and once with the company there are other opportunities. they will also have access to continue their education through tuition benefits to go on for associates and masters degrees and this is important as they continue to grow into adulthood and for the future. >> the cooper health initiative program is open to young adults with a high school diploma and ged. seniors at county technical schools are also eligible. and a program is creating 150 jobs for at risk adults in newcastle county. western neighborhood house and newcastle county have received a grant from the workforce fund. this will provide career exploration for 16 to 24-year-olds and some jobs are for the summer and others go throughout the year. it was last february when almost 300 head stones were
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desecrated at mt. carmel cemetery in philadelphia. tonight we have an update, the damage is repaired thanks to the generosity of people here and abroad. john rawlins was at mt. carmel today. >> the mayor was hosted today by the jewish fred ration naomi adler they toured this area where restored and repaired head stones stand in neat ranks and the mayor said a prayer. this is what the area looked like last winter when vandals destroyed the monuments and they brought in experts to repair crashinged stones and the immediate wake of the attack helping a man lift up his father's pushed over stone. >> the man was so distraught and helped him put back in place. and almost wrenched my back doing it because i'm older than
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i usioned to be but now it's totally fixed. >> enough stones were raised for stones showing signs of age but perhaps another 300 aging tombstones that could use tlc the mayor's focused oh on those last february that caused intentional damage and hurt. >> people seem to have no respect or decency when it comes to honoring places like this that should be honored and sacred and peaceful and quiet. >> and a sizable reward for at rest and conviction of the vandals that struck last february and there are no arrests and no one has come forward to take responsibility. john rawlins, channel 6 "action news." >> illegal alien jose, shot four new jersey students in the head and three died. when asked about deporting criminal.
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obviously the eagles have a challenge to meet here and they are winning. >> good and bad here they have overcome is the challenges and
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shown resilience and depth but last night's game came at a big cost budge hick and peters out for the season. hicks suffered a ruptured achilles tendon and tore his other akilis in college and peters he store the acl and ncl and given that he is a 14 year vet the crowd chanted his name. and it's unknown if lane johnson will be left. >> and the big win shadowing carson wentz's coming out party. >> i said describe him in one word. poised, magic. and they had a 34-24 win over the skins. 54 yard touch down to rookie matt hollands and a hookup with his favorite target matt ertz
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and he leads the league with 17 touchdown passes. and that one to corey clemens was ridiculous. but it was plays like this he looked to be tackled and appeared like moses to part the red sea. how did he do that? >> i'm not really sure. i think honestly the pocket collapsed and i think everyone was still engaged with their guys and i had to get away and i don't think anyone really got their hands-on me. >> it was ridiculous. i don't know how you stop that as a defense. they had everyone covered and this guy looks like he is sacked and takes off for 17 yards. >> he runs like a deer and he got wiggle to him and great field vision, explosive to see. >> i turned around to grab my helmet and he look at the screen and he is still running, that is the magic of carson wentz. >> he may have had an angel on
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he's shoulder or make that his wrist. lucas custer gave him the bracelet before he died months earlier. and they gave him the shirt off his back including the game ball to his brother. >> that is very much carson to do something like that. he is just wonderful. >> it impacted me a big way in the spring and it's story yesterday it was moving and i was thrill that they could be here and the youngest one that was his first eagles game i told him he had to come kooep keep coming back. >> the sixers learn that markelle fultz had fluid drains and he will visit a specialist soon and the flyers finish up their five game home stand against the ducks, they are off
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to a fast start they are fun to watch and their coach sees a lot that he likes too. this group has played hard together and it's a good characteristic. whether guys are playing some of their first games in the nhl or been in the league for 10 years there is good cohesion building this year. and we have to keep building it. >> markelle fultz would not be a sixer if he didn't have a serious medical problem. it's a rite of massage. cecily tynan has the exclusive accuweather forecast. steve sweeney's negative headlines keep piling up. why are south jerseyans so angry at sweeney? sweeney repeatedly sided with chris christie
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to underfund south jersey schools, increase standardized testing like parcc, cut take-home pay for teachers, and broke his promise to fund the pensions of hundreds of thousands of new jerseyans- all while padding his own. steve sweeney says a lot of things. but the truth is, he's not on our side.
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starting to cool off a little. seasonal cooling finally. >> starting to feel like fall and find the sweaters we haven't needed them lately. the action cam hanging out at somers point the last place to clear out and another wave of rain moving along the coast now. but areas farther inland like montgomery county looking beautiful and bruce postd this on my facebook page from upper gwyneth. and the fall foliage changes from a wet and windy morning. i was talking about this the low level jet 4,000 feet above the surface. we got a bit of a breeze at 15 miles per hour but when the front blew through it was able
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to mix up the atmosphere and that pulls the the low level jet winds 50 miles per hour down to the surface and dover reporting a wind gust of 60 miles per hour and philadelphia 47 as the front blew through and caused wind damage and look at the peak wind gusts. dover 60 miles per hour and wrightstown 52 and philadelphia and lancaster 47 and mount holly 40 miles per hour and as the front blew through it brought heavy rain. double scan live radar showing most of our region is rain free and another wave of rain developing along the front and atlantic city and absecon and oceanville. and this extends to the north, barnegat light and forked river. it's drying out through the evening hours. right now it's still feels like summer, philadelphia 72 and the
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same in allentown and wilmington 71 and cape may 69. our high today is 75 that is 11 degrees above normal but things will be changing. satellite 6 along with action radar showing that the front pushing offshore we have the winds shifting out of the northwest tonight and pulling down cooler drier air and if you look across the midwest you can see this is known as a trough. a pocket of cooler air that rolls through tomorrow and ta brings us more clouds as we head into the afternoon maybe a sprinkle. less humid and 54 in philadelphia and allentown 49 and wilmington and trenton 51 and tomorrow cooler than today. slightly above normal. 67 degrees and morning sun giving way to afternoon clouds and a cooler feel but this cool air shot arrives on thursday and the high only 60 and feeling cooler with the winds and also we'll see a lot more clouds and sun and perhaps a sprinkle. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast cooling down 67 degrees tomorrow and thursday
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60 and then the temperatures climb heading into the weekend and 65 on friday and saturday up to 71 and the better of the two days this weekend and heading to the eagles game take the rain gear arriving and a soaking rain 66 and behind that front we have the coolest air mass of the season monday and tuesday, tuesday which is halloween and temperatures only in the 50s. so definitely get ready fall is here. a little bit delayed. >> thank you cecily. world news tonight with david muir is next on channel 6. >> "action news" at 10:00 continues on phl 17 with brian taff and adam joseph and ducis rogers and please join us for "action news" at 11:00. here on channel 6. >> for cecily tynan, jaime apody, ducis rogers and the entire "action news" team. i'm jim gardner we hope you'll join us for "action news" at 11:00. nobody delivers more for south jersey than steve sweeney.
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he stood up to north jersey special interests to increase funding for our schools. he stopped christie's commuter tax, saving south jersey residents over 200 million dollars. and he led the charge to pass paid family leave.
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aarp applauded sweeney for freezing property taxes for seniors and cutting prices on prescription drugs. "i got to take my hat off to him. he's a man of his word." steve sweeney. because there's more work to do to get south jersey's fair share.
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tonight, several breaking stories as we come on the air. two republican senators taking aim at president trump. what one of them did late today, standing before the senate, and what he declared. also tonight, abc news obtaining new video. who was behind the deadly ambush of four u.s. special ops soldiers. why did their mission suddenly change and was the cia involved? the severe storms right now. the dangerous commute. and nine reported tornadoes. the passenger plane losing radio contact in san francisco. air traffic control telling the cockpit six times, do not land. fearing there was a passenger plane on that runway. the standoff right now. the fugitive officer who cut off his gps tracker. the boulders thrown from an overpass. the windshield smashed. the father killed. tonight, authorities say the


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