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not have a it have it in the center of the city. >> reporter: the statue will be moved from thomas paine plaza after receiving almost 4,000 responses from the public. frank rizzo served as commissioner of the philadelphia police department and was the city's mayor from 1972 to 1980. while he is known for decades of service to the city, many associate him with racism and minority oppression. calls for the statue's removal escalated this summer after a deadly white nationalist rally in charlottesville. the rizzo statue way egged and spray painted. a number of people we spoke with think the statue should stay. >> i think he did a great job for the city in the 70's but i'm from the 70's so i think he did a great job. >> reporter: jodi was rizzo's personal secretary for five years and knew him for decades. >> i knew him. he never said are you black, are they white are they democrat republican asian, hispanic? he helped everybody. >> reporter: she says the committee to keep the statue where it is has formed and an
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online petition in support of the rizzo statue has gained more than 25,000 signatures. >> looking at our legal options which i believe are many. >> reporter: now, people did offer up a few suggestions for a new location including south philadelphia, acknowledging rizzo's roots there as well as police headquarters. the city says it will be at least six months before a proposal is submitted to the art commission. live in center city, trish hartman, channel6 "action news." jim. >> thank you, trish. our coverage of the rizzo statue controversy continues at right now you can read more from the city on the decision to make the move and our previous reports about this ongoing debate. we also have an in depth look at why frank rizzo is such a polarizing figure in 18 years after -- 18 years after his death. radnor township police had to rush to the scene of a car that overturned with three women inside.
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word is the accident happened after a traffic stop. live at the scene on newtown road and abrahams lane is "action news" reporter dann cuellar. dann. >> reporter: jim, the scene has long been cleared but the police investigation is still in its infancy. the car had been stopped for a motor vehicle violation but they're investigating the occupants may have been involved in shoplifting which may explain why they took off at a high rate of speed. chopper6 over the scene on newtown road where the gold colored sedan flipped over after striking a black suv. radnor police say this began about 3:30 when an officer stopped the car occupied by three women for a motor vehicle violation on conestoga road but as the officer was walking towards the car, the driver sped off at a high rate of speed. moments later they got word that it had flipped over after striking the suv. when they arrived two of the women were still in the car, a third fled on foot. lola quigley says her mom saw her hiding on their wooded
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property. >> she saw the cops in the street. she said what's going on. she got luckily one of the cop's attention and pointed to the girl and they got her so they cuffed her. >> reporter: radnor police are investigating reports that the women may have been involved in shoplifting. from chopper6 you could see a lot of merchandise scattered on the roadway. items that fell out of trash bags like sheets, still in packaging. two of the women suffered minors injuries as well as the male driver of the suv. >> the wife came to the scene of the accident. she told my mom he had just retired and he was on his way to his daughter's softball game at cabrini and they just got hit unfortunately. i hope to guy is okay. >> reporter: we're told he is and the two women are being checked out at paoli hospital but they should be okay. charges are pending as the matter continues to be investigated. live here in radnor, i'm dann cuellar channel6 "action news." jim. >> ♪ >> thank you, dann. we are following a developing story of a barricade situation in somers
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point, new jersey. police and s.w.a.t. units are on the scene at the somers point village apartments located along somers point mays landing road. we don't know too much about the situation but our cameras did capture video of s.w.a.t. units and police on site taking cover outside one of the townhouse units. we'll continue to monitor this situation. a passerby discovered a woman's body in west philadelphia late this morning. police were called to cobbs creek park near the spruce street entrance just before 11:30. police the body is that of a woman in her 30's or 40's. investigators haven't determined yet how she died or how long the body may have been there. for the second time in about two weeks law men have raided an advanced urgent care facility in willow grove. the first time it was the fbi and dea. today upper moreland police moved in. live on easton road in willow grove is "action news" reporter bob brooks. bob, what do we know about
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this raid today. >> reporter: well, jim i'll tell you what two raids in two weeks, something no doubt is definitely going on inside of this urgent care. again it's the one behind me here the advanced urgent care on easton road. it's been busy here all day, patients go in and out of here nonstop and we spoke with a few residents tonight who have a theory why. the police went in and shut it down. again. for the second time in as many weeks the advanced urgent care in willow grove was closed for an investigation. this time the upper moreland township police confirm they executed a search warrant today. two mondays ago it was the dea and fbi, they were out here conducting their own raid. >> it's a pill mill. they write prescriptions for no reason. >> reporter: pill mill meaning the overprescribing of certain drugs as you can hear residents in willow grove have their own suspicions they say that after two raids and these kinds of lines that form outside of the building every morning. >> they line up there an hour before they open. there's 30 people lined up there all the time. >> reporter: this morning it
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was no different. when police finally reopened it, you can see it formed again. >> the urgent care right down -- less than a mile down the road. you never ever see it. >> reporter: despite the federal raid that happened on the 23rd, the search warrant executed here today we spoke with a patient who vowed there's nothing illegal happening here. that patient is anthony. he says there's plenty of screenings done before you can get a prescription here. >> they verify with the hospital. they don't give you a lot of tablets, only give you so many tablets. nobody can just walk in here get a prescription. they would just turn them out. >> reporter: we also asked him about dr. mehdi nikparvarfard. that's the owner. back in august he was arrested by u.s. marshals on a civil contempt charge. he wants to vouch for the doctor as well as the practice. >> they're coming down hard on doctors period in the pain management area. >> reporter: another live look out here you can see the lights are still on inside. the advanced urgent care is
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still opened. jim i spoke with the dea agent who says the reason the place is still opened altogether is because their investigation is still ongoing. for now reporting live in willow grove bob brooks channel6 "action news." jim. >> all right, bob, thank you. friends and family gathering right now to pay their respects to caleer miller. a viewing for the 16-year-old just got under way at the terry funeral home at 42nd and haverford in west philadelphia. miller and salvador dinubile were gunned down last no following a argument at 12th and ritner in south philadelphia. 16-year-old brandon olivieri has been charged with their murders. police say alcohol was a factor in an early morning crash in new castle. the incident happened just before 7:00 at the intersection of boxwood road and ailers boulevard. police say a 19-year-old driving a mazda crashed into a school bus as it was stopped along the side of the road. both drivers were taken to the hospital with
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nonlife-threatening injuries. closing arguments continued today in the bribery trial of senator bob menendez of new jersey and ophthalmologist salmon melgen. one defense attorney said the government's case is nothing but speculation and assumption. menendez has been accused of accepting gift from melgen in exchange for favors. prosecutors made their closing arguments yesterday. the jury could begin deliberations on monday. coming up on "action news" tonight, translating the trump tax bill. a look at the numbers and how they will and affect your bottom line if it is passed. and the eagles look to remain atop the nfl as the denver broncos come to town on sunday. >> temperatures soared into the 70's for the second day in a row but much cooler air is moving in overnight. i'm also tracking some weekend showers. i'll time them out for you in the accuweather 7-day forecast. >> those stories and much more when "action news" continues. >> ♪ christie: this is governor christie.
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>> it is far from a done deal but republicans in congress and members of president trump's cabinet are doing everything they can now to sell the new tax reform plan. it is being billed as a plan to benefit the middle class. but does it? and if so, how much? "action news" reporter john rawlins takes a look at the plan and explains what some of the numbers really mean. >> 401k the amount you can defer from federal taxes, you know, they were talking about cutting it significantly. they have taken that off the table. >> reporter: cpa jennifer romberger referring to last week's stir that 401ks could be impacted. didn't happen but still a lot of proposed changes including
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new tax brackets. the standard deduction to double for married couples to $24,000 but it would also ax a number of existing tax breaks among them deductions for student loan interest and medical expenses: a limit on interest deductions on new mortgages to the first 500,000 instead of the current $1 million. elimination of state and local income tax deduction and a cap on property tax deductions of $10,000. taken together though the gop claims an average family making just under $60,000 would save $1,100 and change but romberger says it's impossible to predict the impact on a specific taxpayer without knowing specifics. >> because it depends on their individual situation. so many of these provisions some people are subject to them and some people aren't. >> reporter: yesterday she ran her numbers through a tax calculator. and found she might save a modest amount under the new plan. at this article
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there's a link to a tax calculator embedded in the on line story so if you have your 1040 form and some time you can plug in your numbers and get at least a rough estimate. >> if it's affecting you negatively and you want to say something to your representatives, now is the time to do it. >> reporter: chances are the bill as it is will be altered as it goes forward. already even some republicans from so-called high tax states including new jersey are unhappy and vowing a fight over the changes to deductions for mortgages and local taxes. in olde city, john rawlins channel6 "action news." >> and world news tonight with david muir will have much more on president trump's tax plan. that is next at 6:30 right after "action news." children of every age and ability can now enjoy one of philadelphia's most recently renovated playgrounds. a ribbon cutting ceremony today marked the completion of a $227,000 overhaul of the donald finnigan community
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playground in grays ferry. many of the overhauls were done to make the playground more usable for people and youngsters with and disabilities.
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>> eagles looking to go eight and one. >> is that unbelievable? >> the numbers are getting impressive. >> i know i love hearing that. broncos coming to town and their big time pass rusher von miller has been running his mouth despite the fact his team has lost three straight he says he feels strongly they'll be able to beat the three and one eagles in philadelphia on sunday. birds hoping to head in there eight and one. wouldn't that be something. they were hard at work even though they're favored pie more than a touchdown. doug pederson says they can't afford to take the foot off the gas even at practice. >> things can get overlooked and i just don't want that to happen and that's just me personally as a person. you know, you try to -- every stone gets turned over. i want to make sure that we're doing everything right and we continue to do everything
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right even with the success we've had. >> at this point we've said his for awhile at least i have each team is getting better each and every week and we don't continue to get better, everybody else is going to catch up and eventually it's going to bite us so i think everybody is just going about their business trying to prepare, trying to fix the things we've done wrong and get better as a football team. >> cowboys running back ezekial elliott will be allowed to play sunday against the chiefs after an appeals court granted a request by the players association for a stay on his six game suspension. a panel of federal judges will meet next week. if he doesn't win he might have to start serving that punishment next week. elliott was originally suspended for violating the domestic violence policy. he was never charged with a crime. how about those sixers? winners of three in a row, four of their last five. they'll host the four and four pacers tonight at the wells fargo center. sixers rank second in attendance in the nba
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averaging 20,000. speaking of something to watch, check out harlem globetrotter star chris handles franklin. franklin like the mascot teaching t.j. mcconnell a thing or two. mcconnell like let me stick to basic dribbling. day one of the gabe kapler hire. yesterday i had a chance to chat with the boss about why kapler was the right fit. >> the game is constantly evolving and it will evolve again and it will -- that's what kind of makes the sport great. and you know, right now for, you know, for our roster, which is littered with young players, young still developing players, you know, i think a passionate energetic guy who has been very well experienced last few years
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pushing the envelope forward with a progressive organization working with young players in player development is an ideal fit for our young roster. whatever we can do as an organization to connect with our players is -- is worth its weight in gold. >> finally it was a parade literally forever in the making because the astros had never won the world series before and so hundreds of thousands of fans lined the streets of houston today to watch the world champs ride through downtown atop fire trucks and double decker buses. the houston independence school district even called off classes today. smart move. given what the city of houston has been through this year this sure was a sight to see. >> we know how that special those parades are when they don't happen very often. >> hey, gabe kapler said we're going to have another one. >> let's get it on. cecily tynan with the accuweather forecast when we continue in just a moment. >> ♪
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he's a husband, father, veteran... but most of all, he's a fighter. chris brown has never been afraid to take on the big fights. that's why he stood up to republicans and democrats alike to fight the north jersey casinos and the takeover of atlantic city. chris brown is fighting to protect jobs in our region... a true champion for the working men and women of atlantic county. on november 7th, let's keep him fighting for us. chris brown for state senate, he's on our side.
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>> the always important weekend accuweather forecast. >> and we're cooling things off after two days in the 70's. the action cam in franklin square today where the carousel was running a great day to be out and about with temperatures up to 73 degrees in philadelphia. but now there's a front moving through and keith posted this photo on my facebook page a drone shot showing the clouds over montgomeryville with that front not much moisture, a few sprinkles but that front will bring us a change in wind direction and that means we're saying goodbye to temperatures in the 70's for the weekend. tomorrow mixture of clouds and sunshine. it will feel like fall again. the high 59 degrees. which is 1 degree below normal. and then we have a warm front that will start to push in. that will bring us some rain
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saturday night into sunday morning, some light rain and drizzle, sunday lots of clouds. not quite as cool with a high of 65 degrees. but this evening it's still pretty mild. oh, and don't forget i almost forgot, we fall back, turn the clocks back one hour saturday night as we end daylight saving time. the sun will be setting at 4:53 on sunday afternoon. now, talk about temperatures currently. 72 in philadelphia, trenton, cape may 70, atlantic city airport 72, allentown 61. that cooler air is moving into the poconos right now 48. so, this is the front. again, lots of clouds but very little moisture, a few sprinkles. it continues to push to the east and once it clears, the clouds will be breaking, the winds pick up and the temperatures will drop pretty quickly. so, if you're heading out this friday night, take a jacket with you. you may not need it right now but you will later on as the winds pick up, up to about 20 miles an hour, down to 37 in the cooler suburbs, about 46 degrees for center city.
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tomorrow a decent day. mixture of clouds and sunshine, more sun earlier, more clouds late in the day. a fall chill again, 59 in philadelphia, cape may 60, allentown 57 and reading and trenton, 58. so, future tracker showing tomorrow late tomorrow night, you do get some moisture moving up from the south and west. by about 10:30, some showers breaking out. it will continue overnight into early sunday morning around 6 o'clock, generally light showers. could have a little bit more moderate precipitation right along the coast and then as we head into the afternoon, plenty of clouds with still a touch of drizzle here or there. at 1 o'clock and of course that's when the eagles game takes off at linc against the broncos. mostly cloudy, a little bit of patchy drizzle but remember last sunday, it was so wet, nothing like that. temperatures not too bad. first quarter 64 and by the fourth quarter, up to 65 degrees. so, maybe a sweatshirt on sunday. you don't have to bundle up too much. we warm up even more on monday.
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but then changes on the way. so, the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast, tomorrow wake up with a good amount of sunshine. the clouds begin to roll in as we head through the afternoon. the temperature drops to 59 degrees. today's high 73. yesterday 75. so that will be a bit of a shock to the system. late tomorrow night into sunday morning, this is when we do have a round of some drizzle here or there. otherwise, it's mostly cloudy but temperatures begin to climb. 65 degrees and monday very similar to today. 72 degrees, increasing clouds as we head through the day but that cold front moving through likely will bring us some showers in the afternoon, perhaps even a rumble of thunder. and behind that, temperatures really stepping down next week. tuesday, which is election day, go out and vote, it will be much cooler with a high of 58 degrees. it looks like for the most part should be dry. mixture of clouds and sunshine. on wednesday, it's partly sunny, it's dry, it cools off a little bit more, 53 degrees. on thursday, partly sunny, it
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stays cool, 54 degrees. and friday, which is veterans day, the coldest air mass so far of the season, the afternoon high only 50 degrees. so, most of the day temperatures in the 40's. overnight low down to 36, so fall weather is finally arriving. >> thank you, cecily tynan. abc's "world news tonight" with david muir is next on channel6. "action news" continues at 10:00 on phl17 with brian taff sharrie williams adam joseph and ducis rodgers. please join us for a special report at 11:00 here on channel6. you may monitor what your children are doing online but do you know who is talking to them? "action news" at 11:00 "action news" investigators go inside one particular app posing as a teenager. >> reporter: i'm "action news" investigative reporter chad pradelli a delaware county learned of potential dangers of a social messaging app kik. >> he wooed her and was very
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nice to her and was befriending her on this application. >> reporter: a friendship that would end in an alleged rape. we'll show you just how quickly older men preyed on our decoy account. the results are eye opening. and the warning from a devastated family. that's tonight only on "action news" at 11:00. >> for cecily tynan, jaime apody ducis rodgers and the entire "action news" team, i'm jim gardner. we hope you'll join us for "action news" at 11:00. >> ♪
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we've paid a big price for chris christie and kim guadagno. they gave out billions in corporate tax breaks. millions to whitewash the bridgegate scandal. millions more wasted on empty office space. we got stuck with the bill. property taxes up. train and bus fares up. college tuition up. women's healthcare funding eliminated with christie and guadagno we're paying more and falling behind. four more years of kim guadagno is unaffordable.
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he stood up to north jersey special interests nobody delivers more for south jersey than steve sweeney. 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. because there's more work to do to get south jersey's fair share.
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tonight several developing stories as we come on the air. bombshell decision. army sergeant bowe bergdahl learning his fate from a military judge. most in a case held by the tag ban. president trump trump blasting the judge's ruling. under fire. attorney general jeff sessions facing new questions about the trump campaign. president trump angry the a.g. wants to go after clinton. was the primary rigged. the new york city marathon after the deadly truck attack and the phone call the suspect made before the attack. diane sawyer and the marine father who says isis found a way into his h


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