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exclusive interview that merlino is back in court because federal prosecutors are determined to put him back behind bars. >> he's been out since 2011 and agent surround him and informants surround him. >> prosecutors left court without comment. merlino slipped in and out of court with with his december fenn attorney. he was arrest lead weeks ago as part of an fbi sweep that netted dozens of organized crime members and associates. the so heave called east coast organized crime enterprise charged 46 defendants with everything from selling guns to health care fraud. prosecutors say there are 15 separate wire taps in this case and more than 800 hours of recorded ought audio and video tape. they have already started sending out discovery to defense attorneys. one of merlino's co-defendants in the health care fraud part of the case is brad sir ken who faces charges in $167 million health care fraud scheme invol involving a prescription pain relieve compound cream.
he was the subject of a fox 29 investigates report three months ago. new jersey authorities charged that he ran a landfill recycling operation in palmyra that illegally accepted hundreds of truck loads of dirt some of it contaminated. >> brad sir ken plead not guilty in federal court tuesday in the meantime merlino will be allowed to travel back and forth from his home in florida to philadelphia and new jersey to help his attorney work on his defense. dave schratwieser, fox 29 news. darby borough police are looking for the guy who shot and killed a man while he was sitting on hess grandmother's front porch. police have just released photo of the victim, 27-year-old darrell curry. they're hoping someone may have seen who was with him right before the shooting. he was sitting on the porch on the 100 block of north sixth street around 2:00 this morning at least one man walked up and struck up a conversation before shooting curry several times. killing him. >> he was there, he was approached. words were exchanged.
gunfire and he retreated towards the door and they kept shooting him until he went down. >> police think robbery may be motive. this is the first time murder in darby borough this year. happening right now, the search for someone who tried to steal a car but then started shooting. mows say the owner of a car look out his window and saw the rear lights on. it happened on north second street in north philly when he wept to see what was going on he says someone started shooting at him that person ran away the video shows the suspected gunman has a distinct tattoo on his left for carpal arm. one heart-breaking day in court. the man accused of killing a two-year-old boy in camden county faced a judge today. prosecutors say the boyfriend of the boy' mother beat him to death. >> dan in court her family made their heart broken voices heard. fox 29's bill anderson was at today's hearing and joins us in the studio now. bill. >> reporter: iain, it's hard to hear but jameel baskerville, jr. was two years old and 29 pounds when prosecutor it's
say his mother's boyfriend challenged the child to fight before allegedly beating him to death. it's not surprising there were plenty of family members today ready to stand up for the defenseless child. >> he shouldn't be sitting in no cell for the rest of his life eating and writing phone calls and getting letters. >> today in court a family searched for justice began over the beating death of two-year-old jameel baskerville, jr. my grandson even really love him. and it's just sad that he had to have his live ended the way it did. and now we won't bond with him around christmas no more. >> reporter: zachary tricoche was charged with first degree murder and held on $1 million bail but the family of a murdered two-year-old waiting for the system to work is hard as they watched the suspect just feet from them in court. >> there should be a death penalty. you kill somebody you should be killed and that's it. >> how tough was it being in that courtroom seeing him. >> very tough for me not to go
over that counter. very tough. >> listening to the prosecution describe the suspect treating the child like a grown manmade it easy to understand passion sadness and uncontrolled anger of the two-year-old's family. >> this defendant told the 29-pound toddler to put his hands up before he hit him. that he should assume a boxing stance. >> the details of his injuries were not discussed in court. but the family discussed them afterwards and it was clear that they want swift and severe punishment. >> i just think in the state of new jersey they need to bring the death penalty back for this incident right here. my grandson was two years old, innocent, didn't do nothing. now he can't live his life but he get to live the rest his life in prison. >> reporter: the beating obviously is difficult enough to discuss but it's beyond comprehension hearing that it allegedly happened because the suspect was upset over the wrong groceries being purchased. regardless of how the case proceeds, i do believe lucy and iain we can all agree with the sentiment rest in peace, little
jameel. >> absolutely. thank you, bill. it is a tough day. also in camden county a woman is dead after police say her estranged husband stabbed her in her apartment. someone called collingswood police officers to the heights of collingswood apartments around 8:00 last night. they found 36-year-old jocelyn perez dead investigators say her estranged husband 41-year-old timothy mormon stabbed her several times and they say he also stabbed himself. he's in critical condition at a local hospital facing a first degree murder charge. a role reversal of sorts today in a center county courtroom. former prosecutor who testified in day three of jerry sandusky's appeals trial he told the judge he doesn't believe the man who settled with penn state over that molestation claim is the same person that someone saw sandusky molesting in a shower. that former prosecutor joe, is last person to take the witness stand in sandusky's bid to get his charges dropped or new trial. defense team for the former assistant football coach is
hoping that this person who settled with penn state described as victim no court records is not actually a victim. the judge did not say when he would rule. ♪ beautiful weather continues in your fox 29 weather authori authority. live look at old city on another evening that feels like fall. feels perfect but we are eyeing a return to summer heat. so let's check in with meteorologist kathy orr. >> yes, temperatures on the rise again this week, lucy. yesterday's high temperature 83. today 82. below average but tomorrow we go above average the same goes for thursday. we are on our way back to the 90s believe it or not and another heat wave is on the way. ultimate doppler really looks like it's broken but it's not. it's totally clear with some clouds a couple hundred miles away to the west. it is going to be other clear perfect night. 82 in philadelphia. 79 in millville. 80 degrees in trenton. and allentown it is 80. this evening temperatures fall into the 70s and then the 60s. by 11:00 o'clock it will be clear, cool and comfortable.
actually could grab a sweater or light jacket if you'll be out late tonight. the humidity will be on the rise and so will the temperatures. getting warmer each day this week. heat wave number six will get underway as we head into and through the weekend. details coming up with your seven day forecast. i'll see in you just a few minutes. all right, kathy. thanks. president obama has landed in louisiana. he's touring the state to get first-hand look at the devastation left behind by that historic flooding. president obama promised those living there a quick and effective federal response and he says washington is not ignoring them. he also responded to criticism that he's been slow to respond to the historic flooding which has left 13 dead and tens of thousands out of their homes. >> i guarantee you nobody on this block, none of those first responders, nobody gives a hoot whether you're democrat or republican. what they care about is making sure they're getting the drywall out and the carpet out and there's not any mold building.
>> the white house says they designated $127 million in federal aid. >> turkish and american justice officials have been meeting talking about the muslim cleric who lives in the poconos. turkey wants him back. the turkish government accuses gullen of masterminding last month's failed military coo attempt. gullen who has lived in pennsylvania for the past 17 years self-imposed exile has denied any connect to the coo. extradition is also expected to come up tomorrow during vice-president joy biden's visit to turkey. philadelphia's district attorney under fire for how he handled receiving certain gifts. he's been mostly quiet on the subject but not completely silent. we'll explain. huge milestone for a boy who overcame an incredible ordeal. and made history right here in philadelphia. we're checking in on the first child to receive a bilateral hand transplant. tom? >> lucy good evening. nothing like a little training camp trash talk in the nl.
new washington quarterback josh norman blasts eagles quarterback sam bradford. what he said is coming up. iso let me tell you what i knowe about senator pat toomey.. my mom was the principal at sandy hook school in newtown. she died that day protecting the
young children in her care. when it came time to vote on background checks, pat toomey crossed party lines to do the right thing. that's who he is, and i'm grateful.
if america's favorites - (vo)burgers, tacos and chili ask could taste just as great made with turkey. thousands stepped into the jennie-o tasting booth to find out. with just one bite, they knew. now it's your turn to make the switch. i'm hillary clinton, and i approve this message. michael hayden: if he governs consistent with some of the things he said as a candidate, i would be very frightened. gillian turner: he's been talking about the option of using a nuclear weapon against our western european allies. max boot:
this is not somebody who should be handed the nuclear codes. charles krauthammer: you have to ask yourself, do i want a person of that temperament controlling the nuclear codes?
and as of now, i'd have to say no. [bill o'reilly sighs] >> happening now questions about what we're not hearing from seth williams the philadelphia district attorney remaining tight lipped in the face of some questions about
more than $160,000 worth of gifts that he's gotten since taking office and why he took as long as six years to report them. it's a story we've been on to have of since it broke last week. >> bruce gordon is live outside the da's office. bruce, the office has not been so responsive to our requests for an interview. >> reporter: well, you could say they've been responsive. it's just the response has been no comment. actually, seth williams has reached out to sort of explain himself through certain groups. his employees and those he's identified as supporters of his
2017 re-election bid. as for the rest of us, we're still waiting. turns out there are perks of being elected philadelphia district attorney above and beyond the $175,000 a year salary. just ask seth williams who just this month be latedly reported receiving 160 grand in sport tickets, free stays at the vacation homes, even a $45,000 roof repair to his home offered gratis by a south jersey build. philadelphians we talked to are not happy about the da's never ending christmas morning. >> i don't believe it's right at all. you work hard for your money, make good money. why don't you just build a man. >> just the wrong thing. you know you're getting it for a certain reason. not just because they like you. >> why did he deserve individual gifts? what makes him so special? >> reporter: williams normally no stranger to tv cameras has said thanks gut no thanks to our repeated requests for interview
about the gifts he's apologized to his staff for the distractions the story has caused and on monday, e-mailed supporters of his 2017 re-election bid to say he noes he's responsible for disclosing the gifts and that he takes full responsibility for failing to do so. but what about all philly taxpayers? don't they deserve an explanation? committee of 70 president david thon burg. >> you've got to give transparent see. so this is a time for him to lay all the cards on the table if you ask me. >> reporter: pennsylvania law actually allows lavish gifts to elected officials as long as no quid pro quo can be established. that is a favor granted for a gift received. thornburgh says it may be time to tighten the rules. >> it's just a little hard for people to swallow that money is changes hands or that you get free roof or couple of free vacations. without there being some sort of access implied or some sort of special favors. >> reporter: to put these
gifts in context, i did the math. so you don't have to. $160,000 in gifts over six years. well, that equals a gift received worth $73 each and every single day that seth williams has been in office. including weekends. iain and lucy, not a bad gig. >> not a bad gig at all. bruce, thank you. doctors at children's hospital of philadelphia an little boy and his family are all celebrating tonight. >> it has been one year since first of its kind surgery that changed that boy's live forever. one year ago doctors at chop performed the world's first bilateral hand transplant on a child. that child is zion harvey. bilateral means zion got two new hands he was just eight years old at the time and today zion and his family met with his medical team to celebrate one year since the very successful surgery. how does zion feel a year later well, just take listen.
>> i feel happy about my new hands and i don't feel differe different. >> what do you like the most? >> i like now that i like now that i can throw a football further than when i, h i didn't have hands. >> he's so darling he tack a lot about football by the way. his p.m. wants to wait a little bit. maybe he can start with something little less physical like, well, baseball. in south philadelphia, an expo for some people plan to go take part in the annual bike ride to cure ms. event called bike ms city to shore for people of all abilities they ride up to 180 miles all in the name of eliminating the disease for good. today's expo at xfinity life gave participants information and resources for that ride which will take place in late september. >> to your fox 29 weather that's right now. iain, it has been beautiful the
past couple of days. tell me it's not too cool for you. >> in the morning it may have been. i tell you. i get up early a little chilly this morning. for august. >> for august. that's right. but in october -- >> right. >> it would feel great, right. >> yes. yes. little bit too early for that autumn chill and we will be seeing temperatures warming up. today we made it to 82 in the city. and that is the current temperature. the normal high for this time of year is 85. winds you are out of the southwest right now. 79 in pottstown. lancaster 81. dover 79. and wilmington it's 82. down the shore little bit cooler with a sea breeze. the boardwalk in ac75 degrees. 76 in beach haven and avalon wildwood and ocean city temperatures in the upper 70s which is still comfortable. dew points very comfortable in the 50s that air very very dry. the poconos dew point of 51. so comfortable for at least the next day or two. and then we'll see the heat and humidity return. we have fair weather high pressure moving off the coast and then another high building in from the southwest. this one takes over over the
next couple of days. and we'll see that return flow that flow around it a southwest flow bringing increasingly warmer and more humid conditions into the region especially thursday into friday and the weekend all of this ahead of a front. the front moves through late friday. but it's not going to bring any type of relieve it will stay quiet warm. checking out the tropical development. watching this tropical disturbance only a couple hundred miles east of the lesser antilles it is moving west northwest and when we look at all of our computer models associated with tropical development, most of them taking the storm across san juan and heading it actually toward mia miami. a few of the models begin to turn it a little bit up the eastern seaboard. but we'll keep an eye on this. it could become tropical storm hermine within the next couple of days or even the next five days. so definitely something to watch as we get closer to the labor day weekend. in the city overnight, 65. the suburbs 57. clear and comfortable. another quiet day tomorrow.
we're not used to all these quiet days with nothing going on. 87 sunny comfortable again. and then during the day tomorrow, starting off in the 60s. warming up into the 80s. mid to late 80s in the afterno afternoon. and in the evening temperature 80 degrees. on your fox 29 exclusive seven day forecast we hit 90 or greater on friday. and then heat wave by sunday. but the heat rolls on. monday and we break the heat on tuesday but still quite warm in the uppe up 80s. shore tempers upper 70s tomorrow and back to the 80s right through monday and the beginning of next week which is kind of the last full week of the summer season as we head toward labor day weekend. do you believe it? >> already. amazing right kathy. >> it is. >> all righty. nice weather out there. >> you ready for labor day. >> no, i'm not. >> i am because i vacation coming up. >> by the way the details. first lesson in journalism don't give away good story. >> stop that shredder.
we learn in the journalism busy we love juicy stores. i quells redskins rivalry doesn't need much fury these days to heat up a good rivalry. washington redskins quarterback josh norman decided i'm going to throw a log on the fire. another player entering year 10 reflects on a decade in philadelphia. that's next in sports.
♪ eagles quarterback sam bradford does not need a lot of motivation going into the season but add this to it. redskins quarterback josh norman said in article published today that sam bradford quote isn't one of the top 20 quarterbacks in the league and i can't wait to may him twice a year. by the way the first eagles redskins game this year october 16th. linebacker steven tulloch is officially eagle tonight. linebacker now in its 11th nfl season. first five years of his career with the titans the last five with the lions. with both teams he played under eagles defensive coordinator jim schwartz. >> he's not here to replace anybody. he's here to add to our group. you know, and i think that as coaches our job is to find out what guys do the best and what guys bring to the party. everybody has something different they bring to the party. >> not take aig way from those guys. i know they have a lot of ability and a lot of young talent in that room. i'm going to work and you guys will be out here, i'll work and give everything i have and help
bring this group along. >> as i said stephen tulloch played 10 years in the nfl and brett celek starting his tenth season with the eagles. not bad for a fifth round pick out of cincinnati back in 2007 who always had that 10-year career mark in the back of his mind. >> i always hoped, i always dreamed, and, um, i try to take every day and make that dream come true. um, you know, i think it's no different than when i was a little kid, you know, when i was in the second and third grade i always wanted to play in the nfl. all it takes is you. and for to you make a decision in your life that, you know, i want to do this. >> good advice for all of us from brent celek. phillies starting two game series against the white sox in chicago tonight for the phillies it will be the first trip to play the white sox in chicago since back in to 004. a lot of candidates for player of the year add this one last night in tampa bay. andrew ben 10 dee of the red sox over the wall.
takes away two run homer. watch the timing he comes bounces on the wall ball never flys out of the glove. if it falls out of the glove that's over the wall an homerun. he walk back and said i just did my job, guys. >> that's what you should do. >> been there done there. been there before. >> exactly. like it happened before. >> hope the ribs are okay. >> it was a good play. >> i know. >> a lot of good catches. put that on the list. >> thank you shredder. be sure to join us night for the fox 29 news at 10:00. we hear time and again people have to break into hot cars to rescue kids left inside but one cop had a different idea to save three young brothers drenched in sweat. how he got them out before it was too late g thank goodness he was there. that does it for us here at 6:00. >> we'll see you right back here at 10:00. have a great night. inside edition is up next.
if america's favorites - burgers, tacos and chili could taste just as great made with turkey. thousands stepped into the jennie-o tasting booth to find out. with just one bite, they knew. now it's your turn to make the switch. for senate, a clear difference. katie mcginty: for background checks, for banning assault weapons, and banning high-capacity ammunition clips. and
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