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to dissolve at their next scheduled meeting. >> the mayor says it's time to return to local control of the philadelphia public schools. far different than the decision when the state took control of the financially strapped district. the district is a strong economic footing and the mayor wants the power to select a new nine member board. >> to assure that every child has access to quality school no matter where they live or with what they look like. >> he plans to have the new school board up and ready to take control next september. >> we believe real have in place a school board that reflects ott only the demographics but the mind set of this city, a city on the move. >> this is what they say they have crusaded for for years. condemned the src for abuse and conflicts of interest.
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>> we hope that the appointment by the mayor really represents the city of philadelphia an opportunity for parents,p teachers and true community members to have a voice on the local school board unlike the src. all calling demaze say they are confident there will not be state funding cuts. so far the unions are all in. >> we think it's great the members are the workers that maintain and drive the buses in the schools and we see the schools begin to improve and members and teachers have given a lot of concessions. >> sharrie and brian a written statement given this afternoon joyce wilkerson gives all signs they are follow the mayor's wishes and at their school src meeting at the middle of this month because all signs are the
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school district budget is now licensed. i'm vernon odom, channel 6 "action news." >> a major proposal from the mayor thank you. a thumbs up from the camden county police officer shot at point-blank range. patrick oh hanley is recovering in the hospital while the man that opened fire on him is behind bars. police are still looking into the shoot tag injured the police officer and response by officers that rushed to his aid. sara bloomquist is live with more in camden on that story. >> reporter: and brian and sharrie we are here because come endation ceremony is underway right now. the officer shot remains in the hop under observation at least until tomorrow. the 19-year-old suspect is in custody and camden's police chief gave us new details today about the confrontation. it's ely amazing this officer survived. this is 19-year-old delron
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mayhan of lyndonwald knowledge, he is charged with first degree attempted murder and other crimes. camden county police tweetd this photo. 20-year-old patrick o's hanlynn. and up until the point of the investigation the way he responded. this is the xeeb at cooper hospital as officers rushed to be at the officer's side after he was shot in the side. it happened at 9th and shelton. 'approached two men he thought was acting suspiciously. >> the officer gave chase and caught him a block away in the courtyard at at housing complex that is there and a struggle
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ensued and the suspect pulled out the gun and shot the officer at point-blank range in the front of his thigh. and he tried to shoot the officer in the face but the gun jammed and he got the gun away and got control of the suspect and fellow officers were on the scene in seconds and one applied a tourniquet that may have saved his life. >> the trauma doctor says if not for theturnket his response would be much worse. d the suspect again just 19 years old and has three felony convictions and at least 10 arrests just since he became an adult. police believe he may have a gang affiliation. moments ago i spoke with the first officer that arrived there on the scene after the officer was shot and gives quite an account of what unfolded in
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camden here last night coming up tonight at 6:00. i'm sara bloomquist, channel 6 "action news." >> all right, sara, thank you. several agencies are involved in a death investigation in newcastle. a grounds crew found the body this morning while cutting down high weeds at the base of chestnut street and battery park near the delaware river. investigators believe that the body is of a man in his 20s. the likely this body has been in the water for several weeks. the medical examiner's office is working to identify the victim and determine the cause of death. >> police say that an 18-year-old philadelphia girl fought off an intruder with a sword. investigators are look for the man seen here near the victim's frankford home and knocked on her door at the 400 block of mulberry street and claimed to work for horizon and came into the home and began to indecently
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assault the girl. and federal officials are sounding the alarm about faulty fire extinguishers. the consumer products commission recalled nearly 14 million kidde alarms. today's recall sites the death of a 22-year-old man in pennsylvania in 2014. police tried to save him from the burning car using two of the now recalls extinguishers. and his family received a recall from kidde and for more information head to our website at 6abc.com. house republicans released their tax bill today revealing a first look at the details. president trump calls this the largest tax cuts in the history of our country and essential he says to american competitiveness, here is a look at what this means for you and what critics say today. >> we are working to give the
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american people a giant tax cut for christmas. we are giving them a big, beautiful christmas present in the form of a tremendous tax cut. >> because the president wants the bill passed by thanksgiving and on his desk and ready to sign by christmas. the called the tax cut and jobs act. the corporate tax rate cut from 35% to 20%. and child tax credit from $1,000 to $1600 and the standard deduction will roughly double and there are changes that families could pay more in taxes. mortgage interest deductions on future home purchases will be capped at $500,000 and state and local deductions including property tax deductions at $10,000. the goal is to simplify the system. with this plan the typical family of four will save $1,182
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a year on their taxes. making things simple can you do your taxes on a form the size of a postcard. the democrats are even more skeptical. >> repeal the estate tax. and create a huge new loophole for wealthy individuals. this doesn't fit the bill to help the middle class. >> he says we will fight the bill tooth and nail. >> and the big present the presidentpoke of by christmas. the last one took two years. it's stunning out there this afternoon. a big change here in november. meteorologist, cecily tynan, here now with more in the forecast. >> hi, it doesn't feel like november. what a difference a week makes. remember last thursday the high
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was 58 degrees, that felt like the middle of november and today 75 degrees so far feeling more like late september and if you don't have a chance to go outside and enjoy it today. we have another very warm day tomorrow. if you look across the mid-atlantic across the i-95 corridor temperatures are in the 70s and a little bit cooler to the west in pittsburgh and that is where there is more cloud cover, satellite 6 along with action radar showing today here a mixture of clouds and sunshine and cloud cover to the north and sun to the south, and across the great lakes a ribbon of moisture that is the cold front and that brings us more seasonable temperatures for the weekend but tomorrow, hey i get to talk about traffic now. matt pellman i'm going to steal your job -- evening planner, you don't want me doing traffic. evening planner it stays mild all night long and a great night to maybe do dining alfresco and grilling and with all the cloud
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cover temperatures are gradually dropped into the mid-60s by 11:00 but the problem tonight is that fog could develop and slow down your morning commute i'll talk about that the cool down for the weekend in the accuweather forecast. >> by the way you would do a fine job with traffic. but we have one who is a little bit better at that. matt pellman standing by in the traffic center. your job is safe. >> she gave you a stellar preview. this is the schuylkill expressway eastbound side yes it's backing up this afternoon. we are expecting a lot of volume on the eastbound side of 76 because we have double events tonight in south philadelphia. the imagine dragons concert and the big temple football game at the linc. a lot of people are using 95 and the schuylkill for the events. and eastbound is slow by conshohocken and that travel time is already double what it
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should be on the schuylkill expressway for a while i was going to say don't use 23 instead because we had a crash in gladwyne along conshohocken state road but go ahead that is cleared out. and a wreck on 95 northbound side near academy that is cleared out however speeds in the 20s north of cotman. in chester county a house fire this afternoon giving us restriction as long egypt run road at newark road and getting word of a pretty bad accident. someone trapped in the wreckage in willingboro at the wall greens, i would use beverly road as an alternate there. we'll check it again in the next half hour. >> matt, thank you. next on "action news" at 4:00, the two men facing charges in the russian investigation head back to court. the details of what they are requesting from a federal judge. and we go inside of qvc.
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alicia vitarelli gives us a look at what it's like to be on the floor during a sale. and what is behind the company's enormous success.
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we have to get to breaking news we are following in the kensington section of philadelphia. a fire broke out here 30 minutes ago in the 800 block of east madison street at a row home and that fire is now out and firefighters and medics are still on the scene. the call came in as people possibly trapped inside. of course, emergency crews are now scouring this home making sure that everyone is out and okay. the fire again is completely out. but money crews are on the scene here of the 800 block of east madison street. if we get updates of anybody inside or trapped or injured we'll give you an update.
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we are getting a haunting first look at the school bus that was hit during monday's terror attack in new york. it was filmed by a man walking down the street. >> oh my god. >> he says that the suspect, sayfullo saipov crashed into it. two children and two adults were among the people hurt and one child is still in critical condition. two men charged in the special council robert mueller's investigation were back in cord today. paul manafort and his business associate rick gates asked the judge to release them to home confinement and they should be allowed to travel for their defense in the 12 count indictment but the judge says that the pair's attorney did not file the proper motions and delayed making any decision, both men are due back in court
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on monday. president trump, joel powell will be in charge of the central bank. the announcement was made. and powell will replace janet yellen a democrat. since 1986 qvc is a household name in interactive home shopping? >> they are on the air in 50 million households in seven countries and happens here in westchester. being a host is a unique skill a live juggle i got to experience firsthand in a mock sell. >> hi everyone. >> i'm here with my new friend alicia vitarelli, from 6 abc news. >> this is amazing. >> and what is amazing since day one back in 1986 qvc has been live all day and all night. they joke they were social media before this was social media.
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i want to say hi to everyone. there is mary davis -- >> on the air the hosts are live on facebook. >> people can chime in during our broadcast and ask us their questions live and we can ask the experts. >> being a qvc host you have to wear a lot of hats. i learnd this when they took me along for the ride on a mock sell. first you are throwing a party for a few million friends. and then you are a teacher, it's about show and tell. we'll take a look at it. tell us how it feels. >> it almost feels like silk. >> the whole time the clock is ticking. >> about 30 seconds left guys, remind everybody what a greatral you we have. >> you are getting $136 worth of products home for just $60. >> it's interesting what you do because you have to be speaking listening at the same time. this is real time.
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>> it's live whether it's on television or on facebook live. >> while qvc has changed this is simply about human interaction. >> it's every day people talking to each other and making a connection and sharing great stories and that is what qvc does so well. >> his job is tough. i'll tell you. the parent company announced they are buying their rival. hope shopping network for a $2.6 billion deal. and by the way it's the size of 12 football fields there in westchester. >> impressive stuff. time for a check of the accuweather forecast. are we heading outside? adam joseph add the library in wilmington. hey adam. >> this place is incredible. if you guys are history buffs,
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there are over 235 acres on the property and this is where the dupont company developed and made gun powder from 1802 to 1921 and you may hear it and see it behind me but this is a turbine used by the brandywine creek water to power up different parts of the property and actual machine shop. you see it go up to the shop there. that building built in the 1800s. one building of a dozen on the property. i'm on the powder yard trail. this is something you can do with the kids and family. that turbine is real to the property and it took them several years to did i go to find a turbine on the property. and now it's in operation yet again. we'll head in there for one second. it's gorgeous and beautiful to be out here and what a change from a week ago. temperatures now are in the 70s pretty much area wide. 74 degrees specifically in
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philadelphia and one more day of this real warmth. in fact, 24 hour change from this time yesterday has excelled beyond 20 degrees in the southwestern suburbs where it was only in the 40s yesterday afternoon. quite a flip in the last 24 hours. it's clean and clear along the east coast and spotty showers and clouds in michigan but not a potent front and not a lot of rain but we track that here for late tomorrow. tonight mild and fog developing late. could be dense in spots with lows dropping to 54 in the suburbs and 59 in center city. future tracker 6 showing at 11:00 tomorrow morning after the fog burns off the sunny and things start to change by 3:30 in the afternoon. and it approaches in the north western suburbs. and quickly pushes down to the south and clears our southern colonies by 11:00 tomorrow
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night. tomorrow is not a bad day and temperatures are warmer, the four day at 4:00 forecast. after the morning fog the sunshine is around and similar to today at 75 degrees. saturday it does turn much cooler behind it. and 60 and damp start to sunday and milder at 67 and hey we are back to the 70s monday warmer with an afternoon shower possible. and as we did the forecast we walked up to the machine shop and here is the turbine into the machine shop and deppy one is a tour guide. and i notice the distinct smell. >> kerosene and oil. and lubrication on the machines. >> take a look at the machines, they are originals from the 1800s? >> they are all. they are not original to the property but all 1870s era machines. >> they are really cool. and something that debbie told me too, they actually used to
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fix a lot of the equipment on the property in this building and we'll talk more about the property coming up in the next half hour. >> a lot of history in there. >> adam, thanks. more "action news" after this. joseph, i'm steve. how are you?
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nice to meet you sir. nice to meet you. how's it going man? the yankees? come on. [ laughing ] look at the smiles and the hard work that the people here are doing. it's like making mini sandwiches. they're no different than anyone else. they just want a job. they want respect and they want dignity. this is a nice place. yeah. he plays basketball with lauren. steve called, fairly frantic. you know, he had a premature baby and i think he had just been given the diagnosis that she had down syndrome. lauren brought out the best in me. she made me a different person. deep down in his heart he feels for people who are disadvantaged. lauren's a light in everybody eye. she's the spark that has started the fire. the goal is to keep places like this open so all people,
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regardless of disability, have an opportunity for employment. see, i love you. i love you guys too. you know that. yeah. students at saint katherine drexel school are celebrating their new playground and they won this. and they recycled tooth brushes and toothpaste boxes. the school recycle the the most waste and had the most votes in the online contest. and the philadelphia veterans day parade is just around the corner. the producers met here at 6 abc to finalize their plans. well, the parade is this sunday
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surroundi surrounding independence mall and alicia vitarelli and i will be there along with distinguished veterans. coverage on 6 abc. >> there is so much more ahead in the next 30 minutes off "action news" at 4:00 including an update on a fire that destroyed a delaware home recognized by the national register of historic places. i'm nydia han, tired of nagging your kids about screen time why not join them and power up education instead. and how parents can get their game owe on with their children coming up.
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it's 4:30 and "action news" continues with a college roommate so bad she is facing criminal charges. and a burglar gets old fashioned discipline. >> we'll tell you more about a former mayor's decision to break out the paddle when a teen broke into his car. and high speed crimes caught on camera. several thieves test fate by leaping into a speeding truck from a speeding car. it works well twice but the last heist did not go as planned . and first a fire that destroyed a historic home in newcastle, delaware.
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the blaze at the vandyke heath house was no accident. it was arson. jeff is live at the fire department. what do we hear from investigators now? >> reporter: that home is listed on the national register of historic places, fortunately nobody was home when the fire broke out and no one was injured. but right now investigators are on the hunt for the arsonist. viewer video shows smoke and flames raging out of control on vandyke road this morning. several departments respond to the fire that damage aid home and barn that predated the revolutionary war. when they arrived the house wag fully engulfed in flames. >> and it took crews two hours to get the fire under control. you see the structure built in 1775, the vandyke heath house home to a family of three and was expanded twice in the 1800s. you have spaces and balloon
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construction and the fire on the first floor basement wherever it starts runs up the wall a difficult structure fire to extinguish. and investigators began to look for a cause and brought in an arson dog to sniff tore accelerants. the house was set on fire first and then the detached garage was set on fire. both arson. >> reporter: the assistant fire marshall says he thinks he knows who set the fire and why and an arrest is imminent. channel 6 "action news." thank you. well, a deadly crash left a gaping hole in the side of a philadelphia business. surveillance video shows the vehicle plowing through the outer wall a roofing company in hunting park. it happened at 1:00 in the mornings of rising sun avenue a 75-year-old man was killed in all of this and he was a
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passenger in the car. a driver, a 29-year-old woman was rush nood surgery and unclear what caused her to crash. well, police say that a tip call led them to the man suspected of killing three people at a wal-mart store. colorado authorities arrested scott o stromme at a traffic light. two men and a woman were killed. his exact motive remains unclear. a bill inspired by a local stalker case is making its way to the floor of the house of representatives. called the combat online predators act stiffening penalties of the cyber stalking of minors. fit patrick authored this bill after laxed penalties allowed a
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man to continue stalking a teenage girl. and he was rearrested and sentenced to seven years in prison and this would add five years to any stalking sentence if the victim is a minor. and bus safety and how septa plays a critical role. they visited st. marys, to kick off a year long partnership. students will use this year's theme be aware your surroundings to create posters with the safety day theme to be used on cars and buses all part of the safety campaign. >> it was an unforgettable day for the patients of cooper university hospital. two real life mermaids made a surprise appearance and read stories and signed autographs after their visit and the mermaids are off to their next adventure at camden aquarium hanging out with the fish and sharks for a limited time. that is as much time as anyone wants to spend with sharks.
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that starts this sunday. time to head back outside to wilmington, delaware where meteorologist, adam joseph, live along the brandywine creek and the haguely museum and library with the fall adventure. you are wearing short-sleeves today adam? >> it's contract izzy how the temperatures really moved up from this time yesterday and this property is beautiful. more than 200 acres and i'm only scratching a tiny surface of what to see here. behind me you see the dust mills, six or seven of them. and they start the process of making gun powder and we learn all about it. down the waterway here. this is the brandywine creek alongside it here. that powers the turbines on the property. and this is a gorgeous place to check out and open year round except for thanksgiving and christmas. look at the temperatures along the east coast.
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75 it philadelphia and dallas 93 the first time they hit the 90s in the month of november in its history and a cold front coming across kansas and chicago and temperatures drop into the 50s and more seasonable there as we get in towards the week and weekend. >> all right, this property again, so much to see you can get a self guided tour and tour yourself and also what they do here which is pretty cool they fire off canyons and we have steve here. >> hi, how are you? >> eye packing this an ounce of black powder in packing it with wadding. >> i'm not walking in front of it. guys coming up in 10 minutes or so. we'll shoot this off. >> this is great. >> we are going fire it. >> yes. >> and stick around we'll do that and the seven-day forecast. who gets the light the wick? >> don't let him near the wick. goodness sake.
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adam, thank you. tired of nagging your kids about their screen time. experts say you don't have to give up or give in just join in. how to give time and not give up parenting. what we know about their rescue. >> and a former mayor captured a teenager breaking into their car and before he called police he broke out the paddle.
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why are south jerseyans turning against steve sweeney? it's because sweeney's been exposed as a double dipping pension padder. caught spending campaign money on lavish dinners and fine cigars for his pals. investigated for being a lobbyist and a senator at the same time. sweeney voted to raise taxes 145 times
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while our economy continues to struggle. south jersey is a mess, and it's time to take out the trash. on november 7th, make a change. dump sweeney. police in sweden have released surveillance videos of high speed heists, that look out straight out of mission impossible. the first clip from inside of a postal service truck shows two thieves jumping into the back of a vehicle from a car and that car was going at least 50 miles per hour. though they managed to get out safely during the break-in that was not the case a few weeks later and did not realize they were monitoring a camera to set
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a trap. and authorities were ready. patrol cars stopped the vehicles and to slam on the brakes, police were there waiting and four people are now facing charges. >> wow. >> a family of four are safe after being kidnapped by pirates in brazil. they were traveling the world since 2012 turning the road trip into a lifestyle they documented online. days before they were set to return home to california the family went missing and it turned out they were missing while on an amazon river tour boat and the pirates stole all of their belongings and keeping them hostage and three days later theville ab villagers flo a surf board. speaking of incredible rescues, are you looking at
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video of a kidnapping victim climbing out of her alleged abductor's trunk in alabama. timothy wyatt they say broke into her home and attacked her and allegedly threw her in the car and drove to a remote area, she was able to free her hands and pop the trunk she escaped and wyatt was arrested on wednesday. a mom was caught driving with her son on top of her minivan. well, we missed it but there was a 911 call that got amber in trouble. they said she had the 9-year-old boy strapped to the top of the vehicle in wisconsin and the boy was holing on to a mini pool. >> i couldn't believe i saw that. >> i understand your concern. i don't want anyone to get hurt.
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>> when the officer confronted her she said she thought it was okay because her on father let her do things when she was that young and she did it that way because she had no other way to strap the pool down. she is set to appear in court next month on a felony charge. let get a check of the roads tonight. >> matt pellman is standing by. >> the road and rail situation is not matching the beautiful weather on this nice thursday afternoon, new issues on the septa regional rails and septa rails not running between neshaminy, because of police activity going on and all trains halted between those points no word when they can get service resume. maybe the trenton line. tree voas se
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this afternoon a westbound accident heading toward south philadelphia. a lane is blocked just 7 miles per hour coming off the 42 freeway. so, if you come in through south jersey trying to get to the temple football game or the imagine dragons concert in philadelphia do not head for the walt whitman at this time. in edge water park a nasty crash along 130 at charles son road by the walgreens, warren street and beverly road is right there to get you around it. an issue here in cherry hill a broken down truck taking out a lane approaching spring dale road and delaware a new crash the southbound side of 495 right at the 95 merm as you head toward newcastle and a lane is blocked and speeds in the 30s that is better than 95 and stick with 495, and a look at 95 in
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south philadelphia. it's busy here. we'll check it again coming up. meteorologist, adam joseph standing by.
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a bridge shut down over politics. their biggest triumph was a traffic jam. chris christie and kim guadagno's failures shortchanged our future. after 8 years- incomes are down, costs are up and our economy is crawling. we are better than this. i'm phil murphy together we'll build a stronger, fairer economy that works for every new jersey family. christie and guadagno left new jersey stuck. i'm serious about moving new jersey forward.
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we start with a dorm room horror story. a student is charged with harassing her roommate and admitted to it on social media. brianna is bragging about her secret misstreet of her african-american roommate rochelle jazzy. and said she spit in her coconut oil and put her tooth brush in a
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private place among other things. she adds she successfully drove away who she called jamaican barbie and she alerted the university and she was arrested. >> i keep looking at this paragraph and it said some of the stuff she done and she done so much more. i don't know the so much more. >> horrifying to think what it could be. she is charged with second degree of peace and criminal mischief and she will not return to the school and her behavior does not reflect the values of that institution. >> and a would be thief taking justice into his own hands or his own paddle. >> you break into people's stuff -- it's because someone has not whooped your tail. >> former jackson mayor tony
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says an armed juvenile was trying to rob his truck but before police got there he paddled the kid to teach him a lesson and after the fact is when things are a lot more sober and are you abe to consider what could have happened in the situation. >> so he says he didn't know at the time the boy had a weapon. that is the good news he got out before anyone got hurt. the judge set bail for the juvenile. he had the paddle there and the kid was trying to break into the car. >> old school discipline there. alicia thank you. it is time to head out once again to wilmington delaware the hadley library adam is enjoying a beautiful day out there. >> i wish i could walk this property over 235 acres a lot of history here and we are only scratching the surface here of what you can do and what you can see here.
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there is this map. the hagely powder yard trail. we see all the different houses and we are here where the machine shop is. the press house and sweeping rooms and steam engine house and the gibson house and the wheel right shop that goes in in the next hour. so much to see and so much to do. and it resolves around gun powder the dupont company made it from 1802 to 1921 for over 100 years. we'll learn about gun powder and steve is getting ready to fire off the cannon. first forecast before we have fun here. look at the temperatures, it is beautiful out here. short-sleeve weather and shorts and temperatures in the 70s. it's 73 in wilmington right now and trenton 74 and dover 71 and poconos 64 degrees, cooler up there. as you look at the satellite and radar a lot of clear skies along the east coast. a cold front far to the north and west in the northern plains
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and that sweeps through here tomorrow and some clouds and for tonight mild and late fog developing and 54 to 59 degrees, for the overnight low. and once that fog burns off tomorrow a mild afternoon, southwesterly wind ahead of the cold front temperatures soaring again into the middle 70s close to 14, 15 degrees above normal and then on saturday. high pressure comes in from canada behind the front and slides over new england and switches the winds to the northeast 60 degrees and tumble 50 degrees friday to saturday and that warm front in the ohio valley that gives us clouds and showers late saturday night into sunday morning. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast the morning fog and afternoon sun on your friday of 75 and much cooler saturday and 60 degrees and then on sunday it's a damp start but in the afternoon for the eagles, it's not too bad. it's mild. 1:00 kickoff. 65 degrees and 4:00, 67 degrees
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and a lot of clouds here on sunday and monday sun breaks back up and warm up again to 74 with the late shower and the next cold front and temperatures fall into the 50s for tuesday, wednesday, thursday and much cooler limited sunshine and very wet on wednesday and some gradual clearing one week from now on thursday. with temperatures closer to seasonable normals at 56 degrees, we have steve here. you ready for this? >> what is this the special packet. >> we put it in to kpabt compact the powder. >> it's salt peter or potassium nitrate. and catalyst to make sure the reaction happens and charcoal burnt tree limbs to make sure 245 is what is going to burn. you grind it up and put wadding in there, and hopefully ready to go. >> we are backing up.
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you do your job. come on dan, my photographer. come back this way he is lighting the fuse that takes 7 seconds for that cannon to shoot off. they do this here, the demonstrations daily. he is going back up and lets see this. 5, 4, 3,1- >> slower? that is loud. that was off my chest. >> we have a lot of blasts, visitors come here and they didn't know all the stuff on the property. they think it's just a museum. i would like to give you a sticker, take it back to the studio. hadley is a blast. >> it was great today. >> look at the kiddos, they
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didn't even cry. a lot of fun to be had. >> it surprised me. >> me too. >> a live cannon. we like that a "action news" first. thank you, adam. bonding with your kids over video games, we'll talk about that coming up in what's the deal. 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. 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.
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because there's more work to do to get south jersey's fair share. a lot of parents worry about how much their kids play video game. here is an idea instead of worrying how about joining. >> instead of telling your child to put the tablet down, get in the game and power up communication. >> 7-year-old bring davis would like to teach her mom how to play her favorite video game.
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>> we can play a game and have lots of fun. >> she is on to something. >> consumer reports says that instead of trying to pull the plug in your kid's interest in gaming. >> sit down and play with them like a board game or catch outside. >> parents get hung up on whether a game is educational. many games can be used to teach valuable lessons. >> the role playing games are about problem solving and making decisio decisions. >> arizona state agrees, playing well crafting video games is good for essential skills for a rapidly changing 21st century world. gina finds this to be true saying her kids games are interactive allowing them to play at home or remotely. >> you reach out through those game as well. >> she keep a close eye asking
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questions along the way. >> it sparks the conversation and leads to communication with your kids. >> ask the question why does the character go there? or pick up these power ups. the kids love to know you respect them as an intelligent person. >> if you play with your kids, monitor the amount of screen time and make sure the content is age appropriate. i'm nydia han, channel 6 "action news." >> it's that time of the year again when manna kicked off the biggest fundraising of the year. "action news" was there for the big event cleat are samples of their popular pies. the pie in the sky initiative raises money for thanksgiving meals for those battling life-threatening illnesses. each pie purchased feeds a family of four. this is the 34 and year they have one this event and hope to
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help 2,000 people in the community this year. >> always doing a lot of good. that does it for "action news" at 4:00, for sharrie williams, alicia vitarelli and adam joseph i'm brian taff. hope you'll join me tonight and every night for a full hour of "action news" at 10:00. she never let anything slow her down.
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"action news" delaware valley's leading news program. with jaime apody, meteorologist, cecily tynan, rick williams and monica malpass. the man in this surveillance video may be hard to see but the crime he is accused of is very serious. philadelphia detectives say he assaulted a teenage girl in her home but was able to chase him off. >> it's thursday night and the big story on "action news" is the search for a sexual predator in philadelphia's frankford section. the man told the victim he worked for verizon owe get in the house. john rawlins is live on mulberry street where the assault happened. >> and what clues do the police have to go on this evening? >> reporter: well, the verizon element is not necessarily a
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clue but likely a ruse, and he told the victim he was in the remodeling business. they have the video and shows the man's walk or gait and that may be identifiable and she said he had a tattoo on the left side of his face. >> for that to happen. especially since i got a daughter -- there are other kids around here too. reaction to the news of monday's sex assault on this quiet block, the figure in blue walking left to right went to the home of the 18-year-old victim and at the door he claimed he was there to fix the cable and she tells him to come back when her mom is home. and he walked through the door and assaulted her. >> the complaintant was able to grab a sword and threaten him with the sword. >> this is video of the

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