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his bad luck, cost him his life. it is wednesday night, and the big story on "action news" tonight is untimely death of 77 year-old doctor robert white, killed in the freak accident, in a supermarket parking lot. "action news" reporter walter perez is live outside the scene of the accident. walter, you've got the full story. >> reporter: that is right, jim. you can see hole left behind the shop rite here in the 1100 block of west chester pike. it has since been boarded up. it is where a young woman pinned the gas of her pick up in reverse running over and killing a beloved local politician and dentist, who served this township for decades. the people who work with 77 year-old doctor robert white say that the news came just a short time after an informal meeting with other township officials. >> he said he was going over to shop rite to do his shopping like he usually does and then went backup to my office and i got the call. i was just in shock. >> reporter: it all happened a bit before 12:30 this
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afternoon, doctor white was just leaving the supermarket when a woman described only as income her early 20's for some reason hit the gas in this pickup truck going in reverse. >> vehicle ran doctor white, sending him flying through the the store's front window. he was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead a short time later. west goshen township manager casey leland says this community has lost something special. >> he was just reelected to the fourth term here, so it is just a devastating loss for this township. he was intricately involved with our operations, budgeting, personnel it will be annex dream loss for this township. >> reporter: in fact doctor white worked as a public servant in 1980 when he was elected to the planning commission. he was semi retired from his dental practice which he shared from his son with you his dedication to publish office never tapered off. doctor white's neighbors described him as a kind of guy whose hand shake was better than a written contract. >> whenever we had a question about the community and things that might be happening around
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us, we would always go to bob. >> he has just been a wonderful person, he has kept us up to dayton everything. just i can't speak highly enough of him. absolutely fantastic person. >> reporter: back out live, no word tonight what, if any charges are being filed against the person responsible. meantime doctor white leaves behind his wife and two adult children. reporting live from west goshen township walter perez for channel six a "action news". we have developing news from ferguson, missouri where tensions are heating up again. over the deadly police shooting of an unarmed teenager. police have fired tear gas to try and break up a protest, late tonight, two reporters were arrested covering the the demonstration. ferguson is a suburb of st. louis and has been seen of protests since sat the day when 18 year-old michael brown was killed during a confrontation with the police
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officer. police say brown was shot at after he became violent but witnesses say there was no fight, they say brown even had his hand raised and surrendered when he was shot. the the police chief has scheduled to meet tomorrow with brown's family, the the city is asking demonstrators to protest, only during the the daylight hours. tonight, two men are behind bars charged in the attempted burglary of the home of a murdered woman. connie murray's body was found last week in penny pack park in northeast philadelphia. her husband has confessed to strangling her. today, two men were seen trying to pry open the back of murray's vacant house on tolbert street. one of them, three two-year old steven anderson, is murray's nephew. he is on probation for another burglary, last movement. it was billed as a peace concert, a venue for an anti violence message but tonight it became scene of gunfire. chopper 6hd was over dell
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music center in fairmount park where a 20 year-old man was shot in the stomach. he is in critical condition at temple university hospital. police are searching for a white chevrolet impala that fled the scene at 8:30. a philadelphia neighborhood that has already suffered so much came together once again tonight to share its grief. friends and relatives of keisha williams, gathered at intersection of germantown anal gain any tioga tonight. that is same intersection where williams and her three children were struck by a carjacker. williams died last thursday. she was critically injured in the crash which left her children dead. sources tell "action news" that she was never told of her children's fate. meanwhile one of the men charged in her death asked for forgiveness in court today. nineteen year-old jonathan rosa told a judge that he waved his right to a hearing and the quadruple murder case. his lawyer says he will cooperate fully and seek a
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plea, 23 year-old cornelius crawford whom police say was behind the wheel of the suv is due in court october 21st. a neighborhood in northeast philadelphia saw the worst and the the best of human nature today. all in a span of about 12 hours. this morning residents of akron street woke up to find many of their car tires, slashed. one woman was hit especially hard. all four of dottie roy's tires were damaged and that meant she wouldn't be able to make her daily visit to her son who lives in the long term care facility. but that all changed with one phone call from a stranger who saw this story on the news. >> they bought me four new tires. they are going to come and toe my car and take to it a place and get four new tires. i found an angel. >> inspired by the act of kindness, pep boys picked up half of the costs. the person who did all of the damage is still on the loose.
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philadelphia's taney dragons kick off their experience at the college world series, today, and tonight, with activities that all kid loved: a picnic and a parade. "action news" reporter chad pradelli has that store friday williamsport, pennsylvania. >> reporter: fourth street here in the heart of the williamsport is packed for this small victorian city, this is tradition, people gathering, to cheer on the world's best little leaguers and kick off, the little league world series. >> mone davis and her teammates rode down streets of williamsport and took in the acknowledge lacing, count down has begun for the taney dragons. >> it is crazy. i never thought we would make it this far or i would have this experience. >> we're one of the top 16 teams in the world which means that is amazing. >> reporter: are you nervous at all. >> yes, i am, even though the nerves will go away once we play a game.
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>> reporter: dragons have come a long way from the fields of south philadelphia. soon they will be playing on the lush field of this stadium where thousands of spectators in the stands. but the the eyes of the delaware valley will also be watching. >> really fun, it is fun. getting to noah the lot of people, so it is pretty fun. >> reporter: what do you want to say to the people of philadelphia, bringing it home. >> hopefully, and thank you. >> reporter: there was a picnic tonight, all 16 teams, eight from around the world and eight here in the united states. some players say forging new relationships is the best part of the little league world series. >> when i coached the the kids i said don't walk up to home plate like you are buying ice cream cone, go up there, serious, come on, bring it, man. >> reporter: legendary hall of famer dave winfield spoke to the players and offered some pointers. >> it is really about having fun. they're in something, they are living their dream and just enjoy it, you know, take it all in. williamsport is a great host. >> reporter: city coaches say a the players air bit tired
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from the media attention and promotional appearances. it has been a world wind two weeks and they are just ready to may ball. >> they are not used to it obviously. they have done a fantastic job. they have a great group of kids and very humble and respectful. >> reporter: taney dragons have their world series opener friday afternoon at 3:00 o'clock. they play tennessee. in williamsport, chad pradelli for channel six "action news". little league fever sweeps the region you can pitch into support this team. shirts are now on sale with 100 percent of the proceeding to go taney, shirts are $10. we have found them on the shelves at modells at snyder plaza in south philadelphia tonight, the the shirts say 2014 mid-atlantic champs, the dragons say they have bigger ambitions, then that. stay with "action news" as chad pradelli reports all week from williamsport as the little league world series gets underway. democratic national committee has wrapped up the first day of its two day visit
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to philadelphia. the day ended with a candle light tour of independence hall. the dnc is in town to help deciding whether to award philadelphia the 2016 democratic national convention. dnc delegates toured the convention center this morning and, of course, sports complex where the actual convention would be held, the delegates had many nice things to say and many tasty things to eat, lunch at the pennsylvania path's steaks and an early dinner tour of the reading terminal market. merchants there are wishing and hoping. >> besides obviously the financial benefit we all know that but the the spirit that is bringing you to the reading terminal is eras set here. we love this place. >> philadelphia's competing with four other cities, including brooklyn, new york, columbus, birmingham, and phoenix. septa says tonight it has reached a tentative deal with one of its regional rail unions that went on strike in june. the 216 electricians must
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ratify the terms in the upcoming special board meeting. locomotive engineers and trainsmen are still holding out in negotiations. federal mediators side i primarily with septa in this contract dispute although its recommendations are none in binding. in atlantic city revel casino ace parentally keeping its cards close to the vest. the just yesterday the gambling resort announced it will shut down september 10th but today it told a judge it is still negotiating with potential buyers and wants to postpone a bankruptcy auction indefinite thely. this revelation comes as state gaming regulators report that revenue plunged 11 percent for atlantic city's casino industry since last july and revel was at the bottom of the list falling more than 36 percent. trump plaza and show boat, both set to close by mid-september, saw dramatic decrease necessary gambling revenue as well but one casino's lost may have been another gain. tropicana and golden nugget
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saw winnings up more than 30 percent. it was quite a tribute tonight, to a police k-9 killed in an off-duty accident last month. all these people gathered in glassboro new jersey tonight to remember anka the german shepherd was first female dog to serve on the glassboro police department. anka bolted from her kennel when she got scared by fire works july 5th and hit by a car. it was an emotional night for patrolman charles williams who had been her handler and partner for the pennsylvania past three years. lee has work in the restaurant business since 2009. he is apparently make ago lot of friend including steven star, because tonight, all those friend put together quite a fundraiser for lee and his little boy. "action news" reporter sharrie williams has the story. >> reporter: this is shane lee, a vibrant four years old who, according to his parents, has never met a stranger. >> full of energy, he would wake up at 6:00 in the morning
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and play non-stop. weekend i mean he wake me up. >> reporter: all was well until this past may, they noticed shane's face began to droop, doctors discovered he had a rare form of brain cancer dipg, the tumor literally grows in the the brain stem, eventually, shutting down the nervous system. the and surgery is not an option. >> he said radiation and did he super well. >> reporter: shane's dann byong works in the philadelphia restaurant industry as a manager. when friend and co-workers heard what shane and the family were going through they organized this fundraiser. >> we aid we wanted to do something right away. >> reporter: twining manning grill in center city and pod of university city pulled together a menu with the proceeding to the shane campaign. >> did he not know that it was going to be to this caliber. >> reporter: other vendors and restaurants heard bit and fight for shane campaign grew even more.
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>> restaurant industry alone has such a big heart and as soon as anybody in the restaurant industry that knew byong even if they didn't know him and his family they wanted to help. anyone who met him or the family knows that there is just something about them. >> reporter: quite the turnout for the shane campaign, this disease though, it is so rare, so uncommon that today there are no known survivors. organizers are hoping that an event like this will help raise awareness, and also funds for research. >> it is just heart breaking, not just for shane but all these kids. >> reporter: in center city, sharrie williams for channel six "action news". still to come on "action news" tonight we will show you broadway's tribute tonight to robin williams. and cameras are rolling as underground explosions rocked the music city. plus pentagon announced whether a major rescue mission in iraq will be necessary,
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cecily? clearing out today, temperatures, pretty close where we should this be time of the year but i'm tracking a taste of fall on the way, in the seven day forecast, from accu weather. jamie apody has phillies looking for revenge begins the angels and eagles are back at it in foxboro when "action news" continues tonight. nd t.og sertcisto
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armoun htlrpo. n odcionic ti>>onssnd e atsinhn tofne coanewnh of t thrto mut elialermillv at 72 degrees. satellite six with action radar showing system that brought the flooding here across out jersey, flood ago cross long island as well. that is now pushed over canada and we have high pressure building in but is there one secondary cold front that will be moving through tomorrow. tomorrow a lot cooler then today. 80 degrees, with this frt w could get cloud cover, popping up in the afternoon but really a nice day, breeze which low humidity and then behind this secondary cold front temperatures drop even a little bit more on friday.
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feeling more like fall. 78 degrees, loads of sunshine. this high pssure will take over on saturday, we will have more sunshine, and thenn o sunday it will curt to the east and we will get that return flow, so that will bring temperatures backup in the mid to upper 80's, more humidity with the possibility of a late day storm. down the shore tomorrow is there a risk of rip currents so listen to your life guard don't swim when life guards aren't on duty but on the beach very nice. partly sunny no sea breeze. temperatures on the beach just as warm as inland at 11:00 o'clock. 76 degrees. by 3:00 o'clock 80. water temperature 76. uv index is very high. tonight, late tonight, look up to the sky, the persaid meteor shower. it actually peak last night but we could not see it with all of the clouds. typically we will get up to a hundred meteors per hour but because of the moon face it will not be quite that many but 30 to 40 an hour. best viewing 3:00 o'clock in the morning to dawn. owe either stay up very late
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or get up very early if you want to see the persaid mid. clear sky should how for nice viewing. morning rush hour mostly sunny low humidity. at 6:00 o'clock 64 degrees. by 8:00 o'clock 66. the exclusive accu weather seven day forecast beautiful tomorrow. low humidity. partly sunny. high of 8o we will drop down to 78 degreesn friday. saturday 82 degrees. if that is too cool we will pms 7,latem,4 8 th bchtudio pms 7,latem,4 8 th bchhedio cy ahmi dad? .(d) m bqusurug r
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pms 7,latem,4 8 th bchhedio we showed people a survey that stacked fios up against comcast. what's it like paying for internet that's rated 6th out of 7 in customer satisfaction? not good. it's not the best. no, that's not fun. look at it this way, you're kind ofis, all day. switch from the bottom to the top and see why millions of satisfied customers have made fios #1. sign up for a verizon fios triple play online with a 2-year agreement and get $250 back. plus a free lg tablet or up to $200 off any tablet from verizon wireless. that's satisfaction. that's powerful. phillies in action out west trying to beat a team they have in the beat in -- beaten in a long time. >> that is correct, jim, whatever you said, yes. the phillies have one more game out in anaheim tonight. say that is a good thing because they have lost eight straight the in the series. their last win 2003.
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