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section of philadelphia. the infant was delivered by c-section and died this morning. "action news" reporter sarah bloomquist is live at police headquarters tonight, sarah. >> well, jim, police are hoping a 40,000 reward helps to bring in the tip identifying the shooter. they believe bullets were intended for white sedan seen speeding down the block and possibly with two men inside. instead one of the stray bullets hit a young mother, pregnant young mother. killing her, her baby girl also did not survive. neighbors put up a small memorial open the spot where 25-year-old megan doto was shot and killed yesterday morning. >> beautiful bubbly young lady. >> she was fearly 8 months pregnant with her third child. 10:45 a.m. she was sitting outside 1520 adams avenue watching her neighbor's children and theres with a man in black that fired at least ten times at a white, four-door sedan
speeding down the block. a bullet missed the car and hit doto instead. >> she's a totally innocent victim just sitting on a step out there with a young friend and one of bullets from the top of the block comes all the way down and strikes her one time in the face. >> that young friend megan doto said he tried to help her but there was nothing he could do. >> the worst part was i knew that she was dead from the beginning the moment she hit the ground she was dead. >> doctors delivered doto's baby girl by emergency c-section and the infant did not survive the night. >> somebody knows something out there i mean rarely does something happen and there's absolutely fwhoun witnessed it or has some information. so people need to come up and step up on this one. >> reporter: doto leaves behind two other children ages 4 and 6. police acknowledge there is quite a big deal of drug activity in the area.
tonight they're bringing in known drug dealers in the area pressing them for information. again there's a $40,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction. live at philadelphia police headquarters i'm sarah bloomquist, "channel 6 action news." jim. >> thank you, sarah. from rural blooming grove, pennsylvania, state police say the reward is now $75,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the gunman that shot and killed a pennsylvania state trooper friday night. and wounded a second trooper. the dead trooper once worked at the belmont barracks in philadelphia and that's where "action news" reporter chad pradelli is now live. chad, what's the latest here. >> jim, state police say the gunman used high power sniper rifle to shoot the two troopers. this begun sman prove efficient in the weapon and has extensive practice twice it and military or law enforcement background and may have an ongoing problem with state police or government.
as the search for the gunman continues troopers here continue to mourn the loss of corporal brian dixon and as you can see the flag is at half staff. the shooter ambushed corporal brian dixon and trooper alex douglass friday night the two had no time to defend themselves. using a high powered rifle similar to the semi-automatic sniper weapon the ghaun unloaded on the men during a shift change outside the blooming grove barracks in scranton. >> first i want to say so you you're a coward. you committed this spineless act and attacked defenseless troopers, shot them, they had no opportunity to defend themselves. and did you it from a place of hiding and then ran. >> sources tell "action news" detectives want to interview an unidentified man who visited the barracks prior to the shooting. at this point he's not
considered a suspect but police believe the shooter is pro efficient in firearms and may have practiced extensively at a shooting range. >> we believe that the perpetrators may have an ongoing issue with law enforcement or government. and this attack could be directly related to an incident investigated by the pennsylvania state police at blooming grove. >> it's an extremely difficult time for all of us. fellow troopers in philadelphia struggled with the loss of corporal dixon. he served troop k in philadelphia before being transferred to the poconos a few months ago. >> the men that he worked with on the midnight rotation all loved him. he was a mentor. he took a deep interest in their lives as police officers. and he tried to make them better. >> and a viewing will be held on wednesday in dunn moore near scranton the funeral is scheduled for thursday. live in wynnefield heights, chad pradelli, "channel 6 action news," jim. >> thank you, chad, patco
officials are investigating what led up to a fatal accident in sent-er isity philadelphia this morning an oncoming train struck and killed a woman at the 8th and market station just before 9:00. the station was shut down as officials conducted their investigation and the station was reopened at 10:30. there's been a lot of talk following friday night's football gawm at phoenixville area high school. they gave breathalyzer tests to student there without adults. and the officials defend that decision saying this is nothing new. live at the high school tonight is "action news" reporter john rawlins. john. >> reporter: jim, i think the disstripingt here a little surprised by some of the reactions here particularly critical reaction on social media. as it pointed out a number of times it's it's had a policy since db to be able to use breathalyzer and used them for proms and that sort of thing to detect under age drunking and it is all in the student handbook. however parents we talked to she
said they understand the district's point of view but would have appreciated e-mail or letter from the superintendent about friday night's game. >> high school football on a friday night. phoenixville hosting owen j. roberts and for phoenixville students without an adult something new. >> you went to the ball game anything different. >> yeah breath lieser test. >> how did it work you. >> blow into the device and click. >> were you surprised? >> i was not like i didn't really care is with not drinking. >> the district said it alerted students wednesday the breathalyzer was coming. >> what did people think about that. >> i thought its with a joke. because it's not going to stop anybody. the kids know there's a breathalyzer nobody will show up to the game drinking. >> parent megan conley says she was troubled watching the test and her 11-year-old was with her as they watched other middle schoolers line up to be tested. >> to me it was ludicrous and parents i mean an 11-year-old a breathalyzer that's how i feel about it.
>> conley posted views on facebook that prompted comments she said she can understand testing someone where slurred speech or other signs of intoxication but every kid? overkill she says? >> i actually told my son if anybody ever asksto you to do anything you're not comfortable with right away call my mom. >> wrestle in town mixed views over the school administration's wholesale testing of opportunities. >> if they didn't have it you never know what could happen they come in drunk and anything can happen. >> you think it's a good precaution. >> yes. >> i don't go to football games. but it's upsetting people like it's a invasion of privacy. >> i think it's invasion of privacy but in today's world it might be a good idea. >> we should point out a lot of districts have similar policies in fact downingtown schools just this year announced that from here on they will be testing all the unaccompanied minors at the home football games with a
breathalyzer, live in phoenixville john rawlins "channel 6 action news." >> trump applause acasino closes for good tomorrow morning 6 a.m. ten as fourth atlantic city casino to shut doors this year. trump applause apparent company trulp entertainment filed for bankruptcy last week. on friday, trump entertainment sent warning notices to employees of second atlantic city casino taj mahal. that means that casino could shut down operations on november 13. we are less than 2 1/2 hours away from kickoff tonight as eagles take on indianapolis colts. ducis rodgers and jamie apody will have a full report later in the broadcast but let's academic with them right now at lucas oil stadium. guys. >> we are inside the dome here the key for eagles is avoid getting off to a slow start. they were down 17 points before the game started it felt like.
>> nick foles did not look like the quarterback we saw last year with 27 touchdowns thankfully against jacksonville they were search a poor team eagles game ak and won that. >> tonight not such a poor team. >> we'll be back tonight and talk about the game. >> those guys are confident the fwiz stepping in will do the job. we'll see you back here in a few minutes. >> ahead on "action news" tonight, the newly crowned miss america continues the day after tradition of decades past. cecily. >> after very bright, sunny and cool monday, i'm tracking showers on the way. the problem not the amount of rain but timing. i'll explain in the accuweather forecast. >> those stories and more when forecast. >> those stories and more when "action news" continues tonight
>> the crime scene is just across the street from kip charter school in north philadelphia and children were in the playground just before 3:00 this afternoon when the gunfire erupted. fortunately, none of the children were hurt. police arrived to find cars shot up and no victims. the man was injured -- a man was injured in the shooting here this morning. police say the shootings may stem from ongoing drug war. >> crews were busy today in germantown beginning process of
clearing rubble left behind by the immotion of apartment building. the 16-story queen lane apartment complex came down in just 8 seconds saturday morning and the 59-year-old structure was demolished to make way for 55 new low rise flats, walkups and townhouses. >> it was the morning after for the new miss america. and that meant a long-standing tradition today. "action news" reporter amy buckman has that story. >> i'm so excited to continue this tradition. >> reporter: after months of headlines about bankruptcies closures and unemployment the big news out of atlantic city today was prettyty girl in designer dress frolicking barefoot in the waves. miss america 2015 kira kazantsev of new york began her wraip traditional toe dip photo open in the ocean and early morning press conference she gave the struggling casino town a big shout out. >> atlantic city welcomed miss
america back with open arms i'm happy to be here and con twin the tradition and and i hope we can continue to miss america stays where she belongs in atlantic city. >> kira kazantsev wants to use her scholarship money to pay for law school and her platform is is to raise awareness of domestic abuse and she hopes to serve as a role model. >> that's what miss america is all about. that's why miss america is so relevant, to be the role model, to be that encouragement for every little girl out there that thought she couldn't. >> while some skeptics question whether singing farrell's "happy" while playing with a red cup deserve as i scholarship they're happy she's here. >> we dime represent atlantic city. >> it's a great function and needs to stay and largest scholarship foundation in the world. >> after her big night last
night and early morning today she had a full schedule, evening gown photo shoot here in atlantic city and then was headed up to new york. in atlantic city, i'm amy buckman, "channel 6 action news." >> and our coverage of the miss america pageant continues on 6abc.com. right now we have a fot he gallery of the glitz, glamour hiiiii. hi. sorry, we're closed. what? i need help with my deposit. the bank has rules. it's really quick. i can't hear you. i promise, i'm gonna be really quick. i don't under...i can't hear you through the glass.
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for when you run late. >> got a lot to the talk about eagles colts coming up. >> lesean mccoy thinks it will be a shootout indindy. who will come out on top tonight. there's something playing about the bright light that brings out lesean mccoy. over 300 yards in last two monday night games. let's go live to ducis rogers, jamie apody in indianapolis tonight f mccoy shines he'll need that offensive line to do the dirty work. jeff are the offensive line will be makeshift tonight. two of the five members on that
o line will be new. jamie, the guys have earned confidence of the veterans open the line. >> for sure they lost evan mathis and allen bashry. so thee guys have to step up in a big way. tonight will be important for unknowns to play well. dennis kelly who chip kelly called a very large human being will try to play large at first start at guard and andrew gardner no relation to jim gardner will nil the attackle and guys on the line told us this week they hope that all these changes won't really affect them. >> the only difference i'm on the other side. i played outside my entire college career. so just it's not that unsetting but there's a little bit of trying to concentrate on the details to fix everything and switching sides. >> obviously chemistry will not be the same that you've been working with for a year but it's going to be good enough where i
think we can go out and win ball games. >> the game comes your way tonight 8:30 on phl17 coming up 8:00 phl17 pregame special "countdown to kickoff". jamie what are you doing. >> tweeting, tweet, #6abceagles. >> for ducis rogers back you to jeff. >> you guys are tweeting too much i have to start following you two. >> desean jackson plans to play against the eagles. it was put in jeopardy when he got hurt. a source tells "action news" there's no structural damage in yack son's left shoulder he should be good to go sunday barring unbearable pain or setback. now redskins will not have robert griffin iii. rg3 has no structure or fracture in dislocated ankle.
does not need surgery. he'll be out for extended period of time. reds skins hope he can play by end of year. minnesota star adrian peterson will play this week peterson indicted on child abuse charges is reinstated by vikings today and in a statement he says he's sorry for his actions but knees not a child abuser. major league baseball is investigating whether or not jonathan papelbon made a gesture at boo being fans an confronttation that followed. papelbon says he was making equipment adjustment when walking off the mound after blowing first save in nearly two months. he grabbed his groin area as he was getting booed off the field and then was spos tossed by the umpire and things got heated. paple upon said he would never do such a thing. i don't even hear the fans out there the fans are -- when i'm out there i'm in the moment and the fans are irrelevant to
free and the action cam just happening out on the banks of the schuylkill just a beautiful shot. good amount of sunshine. the river ripplely with breeze out of the northwest and kind of makes you want to take the canoes out and do a little canoeing. the weather highlights show you that we have a fall feeling in the air. even though fall doesn't officially arrive until next tuesday. yesterday morning, and this morning, we dropped down to 53 degrees in philadelphia. some of northwest suburbs into the 40s. coldest temperature since the middle of may. in four months. in the meantime, in the dessert southwest, we have a good risk of unfortunately some flash flooding and this is odil which came across last night in cabo as category three hurricane. this spreads rain into arizona by wednesday and thursday and the same area that had that record flooding from norway bert next week looks likes they could
get rain in one day. back at home the big story the cool weather. 71 in philadelphia, 7 was high today. that's six degrees below average. allentown 68. millville 67. wilmington and dover 70. trenton 69. satellite 6 and action radar showing we're beginning to see so. high clouds moving in ahead of a cold front that will be sweeping through tomorrow. there's not a lot of moisture with this. the problem is that it will be falling during parts ever the morning commute. future tracker showing around 4:00 we begin to see showers breaking out in far north and west suburbs and returning to the philadelphia region 7:00. then got news is it's out of hereby lunchtime and sunshine is back and looking at tenth to quarter inch of rain and behind that system we have descending air in the afternoon. and sunshine, 76 degrees. really nice. heading towards the weekend. high pressure maintaining control on wednesday. lots of sunshine. this cold front will move
through thursday night, drop temperatures back to low 70s friday and then the weekend, we do have a brief warping trend. the call from accuweather clouds up, showers developing late tonight. 53 cooler suburbs and 59 center city and cool night and not as chilly as past two nights. the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast early morning showers and sunshine back. 75 degrees. wednesday, beautiful, 74 degrees. low humidity, on thursday, a few clouds and in advance of the cold front 75 degrees. behind that front a touch cooler on friday. 71. but look at the weekend, saturday partly sunny and 74. sunday for the eagles game it's feeling like summer again. with high of 80 and monday a few showers begin to creep in with a high of 77 degrees. so early tomorrow morning i'll have extra time for the morning commute. take an umbrella put the umbrella away by the afternoon. >> thank you, cec will. >> a new jersey man is
celebratesing two big milestones he turned 98 and retired. there was a cake and party for bill hanson today. he spent the last 30 plus years working at hutchinson heating cooling and nruming in cherry hill. in addition to acquiring work permits he's the guy that made sure everybody felt special on their birthdays he would put up cakes and cards. no doubt he will be missed by everybody looks like a young 98 doesn't he no crotchy old man. >> "abc worls news" tonight with david muir is next on khan eliminate 6 and "action news" continues at 10 with brian taff, shirleen alicott, adam joseph and ducis rogers and police join us for "action news" at 11 here on channel 6. now for cecily tynan, ducis rogers, jamie apody and jeff skversky, and the entire "action rogers, jamie apody and jeff skversky, and the entire "action news" team i'm jim gardner we
our dad's a plumber. a business manager. and a stickler for homework. i'm john kane running for state senate. dad says the road to a good job starts in the classroom. [ lori ] he's a great dad who sees taxes going up but schools not getting the funding they need. [
john ] so i'd put back the billion dollars corbett cut from education and make sure corporations and natural gas drillers paid their fair share. time to close the loopholes for the tax cheats. dad thinks a lot about education. i'm john kane and it's about time harrisburg did too.
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