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according to jim piazza, it's further proof of an attempted coverup. >> we don't know what else happened other than what was seen during the video and we don't know what happened in the basement. guess what, guys, now we know. >> reporter: centre county d.a. stacy parks miller says the discoveries solidifies an extreme night of hazing those that piazza simply wanted to befriend. >> shows hazing of the pledges. >> reporter:. >> reporter: the d.a. says five committed involuntary manslaughter. >> we sent it to the fbi for re-creation. they confirmed it was deleted. we were able to narrow down the time and date it was deleted and in fact mr. becker we were able to place him behind the seat of the chair. she says what's astonishing is he did it during an active investigation.
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>> the cops are going through the home and he's deleting it. >> that's correct. >> reporter: additional charges were brought against five brothers named in the initial investigation. tim piazza died this past february. his parents say they hope they remember him on their first holiday season without their son. >> we're making holiday plans without our son, tim, because of your actions. >> reporter: now the d.a. says the way they were first able to get word about the possibility of the deleted video was through phone records they say they discovered that the frat brothers had been texting back and forth about deleting the video. sure enough when the experts went in, it was found. for now reporting in centre county, bob brooks channel6 "action news." >> and our coverage of the story continues at right now we have a full list of those charged in this case with the new charges. we also have a time line of what happened that night inside the fraternity house. you can also listen to the initial call to 911.
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it happened within the past hour outside the criminal justice center in philadelphia. supporters of rapper meek mill staged a protest to call on judge janice brinkley to recuse herself from meek mill's case because of alleged conflicts of interest. "action news" reporter christie ileto is live. there were expectations of a big turnout. >> reporter: every couple minutes you hear free meek mill. the rapper has had some serious star power in his corner from eagles malcolm jenkins to former sixers dr. j and droves of people rallying that last week's prison sentence must be overturned. >> free meek mill, free meek mill. >> reporter: fans even athletes and fellow rappers took to center city streets calling for rapper meek mill's sentence to be overturned. the north philadelphia native was convicted of gun and drug charges in 2008. judge brinkley seen in an
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interview revoked the rappers probation. advocates outside the criminal justice center are calling out the judicial system that they say failed him and continue to fail others. >> 61,000 men and women incarcerated for technical violations not crimes but technical parole or probation violations. >> i definitely don't think his sen spence is fair -- sentence is fair. he made a mistake but he doesn't deserve that amount of time. >> nobody goes to state prison for technical violations. it's one thing in you're own probation and you go out and rob somebody, shoot somebody, rape somebody but the idea of taxpayers spending $42,000 to jail a man who should be doing community services to enlighten the youth. >> i feel as though because of who he is and the status that he got they were trying to make an example out of him. >> a couple months maybe but two to four years. when it's people out here
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doing worse than that and getting less sentencessism tonight's rally still going strong here in center city. his legal team says they plan to file a motion tomorrow morning for reconsideration and for the recusal of judge brinkley. reporting live here in center city, christie ileto, channel6 "action news." jim. >> thank you, christie. one person is in custody tonight, a second remains on the run after a police pursuit through newport, delaware. police started following the suspect car along maryland avenue at 10 o'clock this morning. the suspects crashed into another vehicle hit a telephone pole then hit several parked cars. the driver ran off but was caught a short time later. the passenger managed to escape. there were no serious injuries. police still haven't said why they were pursuing the car in the first place. a fatal shooting outside a philadelphia club over the weekend has prompted demands that the place be shut down. and this was not the first first
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time violence was linked to the a lounge. sarah bloomquist, you've got the full story. >> reporter: jim, l and i is now investigating operations here as the families of men murdered outside his after hours spot demand the place be shut down. this weekend marked the third murder here since january 2015 along with other incidents of violence. family and friends of murder victims assembled outside the a lounge social club in the 4200 block of mcallister this morning. they're grieving over the most recent homicide here over the weekend. 37-year-old pablo rivera was shot and killed outside the after hours club early sunday morning. >> he was a good person. i just want everybody to know that. he was a loving person and didn't deserve this to happen. >> reporter: a 24-year-old
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innocent bystander was also wounded. a club security guard shot the suspect in the leg and he was immediately apprehended by police. the murder was the third outside the club since january 2015. when 34-year-old alejandro rojas garcia was shot and killed. >> we're tired of having people join us as a family of murder victims. >> reporter: now these families and other community activists are calling on city leaders to shut down the a lounge for good. >> don't come here. you know, that's the -- boycott this place. we need to boycott this place. that's going to send a message we're not going to stand for this kind of violence. >> whenever they're opened we're going to be in front of this door letting people know you're getting ready to die in this place. >> if i can stop someone from dying senlessly out here, you know, my brother's death has to mean something. >> reporter: on instagram the club posted another life lost in our city to senseless violence. it's not about a lounge or any other places.
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these things happen and it's out of our hands. now, the third murder happened here in early january of this year, a man shot dead out in front of the club. by phone a man representing the club told me can't be responsible for the actions of others. he's hired security, installed security cameras and cooperates with police. l and i is now collaborating with liquor control, philadelphia police and other governing bodies to determine what happens here next. live in hunt bag, i'm sarah bloomquist, channel6 "action news." jim. >> thank you sarah. a federal jury in new jersey says it is deadlocked on all 12 counts in senator bob menendez's corruption case. the judge sent the jury home to "clear their heads" and told them to return tomorrow morning. the trial is now in its 11th week. last week a dismissed juror predicted there would be a hung jury. prosecutors accused menendez of accepting gifts from a florida ophthalmologist in
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exchange for political favors over seven years. ivanka trump touted tax reform in ocean county, new jersey, this morning. trump was joined by treasury secretary steve mnuchin, representative tom macarthur and governor chris christie. it was an invitation only event at the bayville fire hall. miss trump said both the house and senate tax proposals accomplish the president's goal. >> it is, a, reducing taxes and offering tax relief to middle income american families and b, cutting corporate rates and small business rates so that businesses can thrive and businesses can be competitive in a global marketplace. >> new jersey governor phil murphy was in newark this morning to discuss the impact of the house republican tax plan on the state. murphy called it a sham. >> it's bad no matter how you slice it. it's a devastating blow.
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it's a tax cut for the very wealthy and for big corporations and the middle class and seniors will pay a huge price. >> murphy pleaded with republicans to look at the facts and the quote, unquote devastation the bill would cause for new jersey residents. the philadelphia fire department present add $22,000 check to mercy cancer center today. the money was raised as part of the fire department's annual breast cancer awareness campaign t-shirt sale. mercy will use the money to support screening programs provide education and even transportation for women who need it. coming up on "action news" tonight, education advantage. we'll take you to a school in philadelphia where select students are earning associate's degrees along with their high school diplomas. and back to work. the bye week is over. the eagles are vying a weekend showdown with those dallas cowboys. cecily. >> stuck in the 40's for
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several days now, since friday. afternoon highs haven't climbed out of the 40's. today all the drizzle, the clouds but i'm tracking more seasonable temperatures and brighter days ahead in the accuweather 7-day forecast. >> those stories and much more when "action news" continues tonight. >> ♪
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>> reporter: this morning mayor jim kenney toured a one of a kind high school here in philadelphia that's guessing students an invaluable educational advantage over their peers. >> it reinforces my belief children can succeed compete and if we pay attention to the new trends in education. >> reporter: parkway center city middle college the first in the state is a program that offers these first generation college bound students the opportunity to earn an associate's degree from the community college of philadelphia while also earning their diploma. students will end up graduating from high school and go right into their junior year of college. >> they don't have to worry about the burden of a two year -- in terms of finances. >> reporter: the program is in its first year and currently only ninth graders are enrolled. with tuition skyrocketing and competition competition going more fierce it's an opportunity these students were eager to take advantage
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of even though it means a heavier workload. >> i always had a's and b's and me being challenged is keeping me occupied. >> i like it. it's challenging but it's also helpful because knowing that the future we want it knowing that we can like get a degree when we graduate high school, it's like a wonderful experience. >> reporter: currently about a quarter of the students here at the high school are enrolled in middle college. principal brown says by 2021, the entire school will be a middle college. reporting in spring garden, jeanette reyes channel6 "action news". >> new jersey civil rights leader edith savage jennings has died. at age 10, she was invited to the white house and struck up a friendship with first lady eleanor roosevelt. later she went on to become good friends with martin luther king and coretta scott king. she even lobbied to make trenton the first city to declare a martin luther king jr. holiday. savage jennings was 93.
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>> the bird are back. here's ducis rodgers. >> it is dallas week jim and you know what that means. it's been more than a week since we last saw the birds. that would be the first place birds. jaime apody find out what they've been up to and where their minds are. >> reporter: they're back. the birds reunited and refreshed. >> we got out of the country for a couple days. went to bermuda for two, three days and then went up to the great city of ohio. >> i went to the cayman islands and enjoyed some sun and, you know, the beach, enjoyed baby girl and the family. >> got excited feeling refreshed. a lot of guys on the team with that bye respect freshed and way to get back at it. >> reporter: not everyone got to have sun in the fun. zach ertz was a full participant at practice today. >> i was here all week getting treatment. jordan hicks and i, the
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injured guys went out on a date and his wife, it was good time. >> reporter: ertz not the only one expected to return from injury. corner ronald darby will make his return after missing the last eight games since dislocating his ankle week one. >> i'm very excited get to go out there work with them, you know, instead of just being in the meeting room sitting on the side line. i can go out there and actually do something and help, you know, contribute to the team. >> reporter: you would think after being away from this place for a week it would be hard to get back into the swing of things. the guys say that's not the case given who they're playing. >> it was good to have dallas on the schedule right after a bye for us. you don't need too much motivation. >> especially when i say there's no lag us in from having that week off, we're excited fired up. >> reporter: with the eagles jaime apody channel6 "action news." >> tomorrow will mark one week since roy halladay was killed in a plane crash. tomorrow afternoon in clearwater florida friends and
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officials will gather for a celebration of life service. it will be an emotional ceremony. jeff skversky will be in clearwater florida. look for his live reports beginning tomorrow here on "action news." to and were, the sixers west coast road trip continues tonight in los angeles. they'll get the clippers who have lost five games in a row. the flyers and wild will skate again tomorrow night in saint paul. flyers lost to them at home one-zip saturday night. the team hopes to have nolan patrick back but his status is still unclear. the rookie center has missed eight straight games due to a suspected concussion. he was a full participant practice today. >> it's fun to get back out there and be a part of the team again. it was -- felt good. >> finally celebration to end all celebration. semifinals ottawa red block, spencer forces a touchdown. calls his teammates over they lift him up and do the limbo. the human limbo.
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that is creativity on another level. let's get cecily and vicki and we can do that in the commercial break. >> sure. >> we'll lift you up, jim. >> sure. cecily tynan with the accuweather forecast when we and continue in just a moment. >> ♪
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>> the week ahead from accuweather and cecily tynan. >> it's getting better after this dreary cool damp day. let's go live on sky6. taking a look at city all and there's still a little bit of a haze out there. we still have some low level moisture but it is beginning to rise. but if you looked around the gardens lately we had a killing freeze over the week. the lost at -- hostas not lookig
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really good. the things are going to get better. the accuweather highlights show you the next two days, the sunshine will be returning. on thursday, temperatures actually climbing above normal but we'll have wind gusts up to about 35 miles per hour and already looking ahead to next weekend, i'm tracking a 50-50 weekend. part of the weekend will be on the wet side. right now temperatures stuck in the 40's. 44 degrees in philadelphia, our high only 45. that's 12 degrees below normal. allentown 46, atlantic city airport also 46. cape may 45 and wilmington currently 44 degrees. so sat -- actually show the visibility right now. it's getting better. we had a visibility in philadelphia just one hour ago at 5 miles. we're up to seven. wildwood down to about 2 miles so the low clouds beginning to lift and that will really be the trend as we head through the overnight hours. now satellite and radar showing the rain that moved through this morning generally about a quarter inch to a half
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inch. that's moved out but we still have that low level moisture but with high pressure building in, any fog this evening will give way to partly cloudy skies. it will be a chilly night. 34 degrees in philadelphia, millville 32, wilmington 33, trenton 30, allentown down to 29, reading and lancaster down to 30 degrees. for your tuesday, finally the sunshine is back after being stuck in the clouds and the mist all day long today. we'll see a mixture of clouds and sun. with high pressure building in, we will get a little bit of a wind out of the north. so, it will still be on the cool side but not as cool as today. 51 degrees. so at least temperatures are climbing up into the 50's. on wednesday, it's partly sunny, temperatures near normal, 53 degrees. that cold front will be moving through early on thursday morning. it could come with a few showers. future tracker showing really limited with this. at 4 o'clock in the morning a few showers across the lehigh valley and the poconos. lots of clouds but as we head through the afternoon, the
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clouds will give way to sunshine. temperatures about 58 degrees but the winds will be gusty on thursday, winds gusting up to about 35 miles per hour at times and then that cool air will be lagging behind. that will be arriving on friday. so, the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast, tomorrow it's still on the cool side but after four afternoons stuck in the 40's, at least we make it up into the low 50's. 51 degrees, mixture of clouds and sun. on wednesday, partly sunny, a high of 53 degrees. that front moving through overnight wednesday into thursday morning with clouds, perhaps a shower. then on thursday, it's much milder, the sunshine is back by the afternoon. the high 58 degrees. finally above normal but the winds really kick up. future tracker showing thursday at 2 o'clock in the afternoon, we have winds out of the west 34 miles per hour in philadelphia. wildwood 26. allentown 36. so, if it's garbage batch day in your neighborhood tie the
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garbage cans put a big rock on them because it's going to be gusty. friday cooler arriving. mostly sunny a high of 50 degrees. heading into the weekend looks like we will have a period of rain on saturday. right now the timing of it a little bit up in the air but you may want to take your rain gear to the temple game. the high 57 degrees but look at what happens behind that system on sunday. sunday's philadelphia marathon day, it will be dry but it will be blustery, actually winds on sunday could be even higher than thursday. it will be chilly, 48 degrees and monday it remains cold with a high of 45 degrees. nicest day of the week probably thursday 58 but definitely windy. >> world news tonight with david muir next on channel6. "action news" continues at 10:00 on phl 17 with brian taff sharrie williams adam joseph and ducis rodgers. then please join us for a special report at 11:00 here on channel6. investigative reporter chad
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pradelli reveals how drivers may be paying more than expected at the tolls. >> reporter: e-z pass is supposed to be quick convenient and cost effective but our investigation found that e-z pass is charging different amounts at the same toll. >> consumers should know what they're paying and it should be noted quite clearly. >> reporter: we'll show you where and what e-z pass is now doing. don't miss my special report e-z pass secrets. that's tonight on "action news" at 11:00. >> and for cecily tynan, ducis rodgers and the entire "action news" team, i'm jim gardner. we hope you'll join us for "action news" at 11:00. >> ♪ in
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