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sara bloomquist is live with the latest. >> reporter: monica and rick, this investigation into the attack on the gay couple is going on for close to two weeks now, the district attorney's office approved arrest warrants for two men and one woman, all three are expected to surrender sometime tomorrow. they approved arrest warrants for these three, in connection on the attack. 26-year-old kevin harrigan, they will be charged with aggravated assault and related offenses. police say that the three were with a group of 10 to 12 friends in the 1600 block of chancellor street, that group was captured by surveillance camera as they made their way around town. the victims a 26-year-old man and a 27-year-old man, told
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police some in the group made despaisparaging remarks about t sexual orientation and then beat them. yesterday they turned the investigation over the d.a. who said in a statement that this vicious attack shocked the entire country, an assault like this because of someone's sexual orientation has to place in in philadelphia. >> one was an assistant basketball coach at archbishop, and he is not one of the three charged with the crime. police will be reaching out to the suspect's attorneys and again they expect to see them surrender here at central detectives at some point tomorrow. i'm sara bloomquist, channel 6 "action news." >> all right sara thank you. a gym teacher faces charges tonight for allegedly having sex
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with a 15-year-old. "action news" reporter chad pradelli is live in media, with more on the charges. >> reporter: bill barber first met the victim want she was a physical education student of his at delaware middle school. that relationship turned sexual this month and only "action news" was on scene as barber was placed under arrest and brought here to the barracks. >> bill barber was a popular teacher and football coach at valley middle school in delaware but state police say he used the position to sexually assault a female student two weeks ago. >> she is currently a student at the high school and they exchanged messages throughout the summer and it escalated into this sexual encounter. >> wow you are a very sexy young
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lady and in other exchange, barber said you could have been here it's all good, i shouldn't tempt myself any way but followed that up with your body makes me crazy. ugh. >> our investigation was able to be wrapped up this afternoon. >> we met barber last weeks his 4-year-old daughter is suffering from brain cancer and they created the lemon challenge for pediatric cancer. >> what do you want to say to your wife. >> they released a statement that reads in part, we understand these alligations are extremely troubling and leaving many feeling betrayed and it's a difficult thing for anyone to experience and we are sorry this crisis has occurred in our community. >> reporter: and the school
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district has put barber on administrative leave the bail is set at $250,000 and he currently sits in a delaware county prison. philadelphia police say they know who they are looking for in the shooting of a teenager that was shot and killed walking home from school. they are looking for darien person, she was walking home when she was shot, and police say that several shots were fired at a fight at broad and olney. we'll have a live report on this on "action news" at 6:00. there is a major escalation in the fight against isis, they partnered with five arab nations and converged overnight on isis targets, president obama says it sends a strong message that it's not just america's fight. it was centered around the
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strongholds and the targets were isis headquarters supply depots and command centers and financial centers. isis was not the only target the third strikes were aimed at a little known terror group, known as corzon. they say they were planning an attack on americans abroad and here in the united states. >> anybody that plots against america trying to do americans harm, we will not tolerate -- >> the u.s. was contemplating action against corzon separate from the action against isis last night, but saw an opportunity and seized it, there is much more on world news ton with david muir. that is collectively after "action news" at 6:00. back here a woman was killed after struck by a car in wilmington. it happened on the 200 block of
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north orange street, police say they found the 60-year-old woman lying on the street with head injuries, she was rushed to the hospital and she later died from her injuries. so far no word on charges in the accident. 13-year-old pitcher, mo'ne davis, is headed for the baseball hall-of-fame in coopers town, she will donate the jersey she wore when they pitched a two-out shutout in the at world series, she will visit the hall-of-fame with the taney dragon teammates on thursday and play an exhibition game this sunday. a woman has come to it's rescue of a homeless woman and her child, proof positive how one person's simple act of kindness could possibly change the lives of others. lisa thomas-laury has the story tonight. >> she noticed her walk on the
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side of the street with her young son, what struck her was the bags she was carrying. >> big heavy bags, like they were carrying everything they owned. >> the bags, did you have all of your belonging in the bag. >> the woman that doesn't want her identity revealed was leaving a relationship. >> an abusive relationship? >> she didn't know that but her heart went out to the boy. >> it was 11:00 and it was school time and he looked like the age of one of my kids. angela told the woman she wanted to help, she reached out to the community and secured her a fully furnished apartment rent free. food to stock the pantry and the fridge, one woman made autumn decorations for the apartment. >> people went the extra mile to
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make it work for now but make it feel more like a home. dishes were donated for the kitchen and clothing and bedroom, for both mother and son. >> this outfit was donated to me with the shoes as well. the boy age 12 was given a lot of supplies and his wii video game and his very own scooter. >> i got it today and it's my favorite scooter. it's overwhelming, i never would have expected it. >> angela and her community continue to reach out on behalf of her new friends, a fundraiser is being held here at los mexican restaurant. go to for details. lisa thomas-laury, channel 6 "action news." tuesday night lets get a check of traffic report for you. >> lets go live to matt pellman for the report. >> overall the theme for the first day of fall on the roads
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has been falling speeds. but finally we are on the uptick on 95, serious accidents from today have been cleared out even here on the schuylkill expressway, things are moving well at the moment. although, don't forget that as of yesterday the ramp to the westbound side of 76 is blocked until thanksgiving time, can you use the ramp at girard to the one at vine and girard to get to 76. we have this crash at white marsh township blocking joshua road at springfield presbyterian village. also, a nasty wreck in ocean county on the garden state parkway approaching forked river, it's off to the side but they are bringing in a medical chopper. they will have to block the northbound traffic and egg harbor township, an overturned truck, another good spotd to avoid on this tuesday afternoon. >> thank you matt. we have some breaking news to
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pass along right now. chopper 6 hd is over the scene where a shooting is under investigation in the city's tioga-nicetown section, this is yellow tape here, a man is in critical condition after being shot along north broad street on the 4200 block of north broad street sometime after 4:00. according to police a suspect opened fire along the block striking the man in the chest. he is in extremely critical condition and no arrests or motives but the investigation is underway, we'll keep an eye on the situation for you from tioga-nicetown. >> more to come on "action news" tonight. if you noticed a dip in gas prices you are not alone. why that trend is expected to continue. cecily? >> certainly a beautiful first day of fall, on the cool side and dry, it's not going to stay
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that way and a coastal storm coming our way in the accuweather forecast. >> health check tonight, we have the latest on the ebola virus. ali gorman has the latest numbers coming up.
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three people are dead after
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a former ups employee opened fire outside a warehouse in ter alabama. gun fire erupted in birmingham this morning and according to police an exemployee that was fired yesterday was dressed in his ups uniform when he shot and killed to people and then took his own life. no one else was hurt. there could be a million cases of ebola before long according to estimates out today. >> and a long time before it's over. registered nurse and reporter, ali gorman has the details. >> >> reporter: they have said it will get worse before it gets better. there have been about 5800 cases and 2800 deaths and there would be nearly a million and a half cases just in liberia and sierra leone by next year. experts see a slight sign of
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progress due to stepped up aid efforts but the virus is spreading quickly and there is not enough hospital beds or health care workers, some clinics remain closed because they can't get trained theft. they are considering a second lock down to get to new cases, even after the main outbreak is controlled there could still be stray cases for years. back here for the first time in 20 years, the overall number of adults in the u.s. with diabetes is not going up. the cdc says it's leveling up. but rates for african-americans and hispanic americans are higher than other populations. there is still a lot of work to be done, more people have to adopt healthier lifestyles before we see the rate of diabetes actually go down. also today nasa's achievements
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in space are well known and they are working on an earthly problem helping a non-profit tissue bank in colorado. they will screen skin and bone with soft tissue, the screening availableable now takes two weeks but most tissue is good for four weeks, nasa's system could stretch the window of opportunity. >> the technology allows us to do the testing in to days, we almost doubled the amount of time, we have to place it's product. >> tissue available for patients during operations, this project is part of a program to use nasa's resources to spur innovations in other areas of science. pretty cool monica. meantime, we have breaking news from harrisburg, we have been told that the $2 cigarette tax that was controversial, has
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just passed the full pennsylvania senate, it was passed in the house yesterday and governor corbett says he will sign it. what is important is, that the school district says this is crucial funding in order to maintain the number of teachers and in order to not put 40 children in each classroom, with this money because of passage of the cigarette tax, for the public schools they can maintain regular class size and not fire the teachers, we'll have more coming up on "action news" at 6:00. in the meantime a big thank you to two police officers that rescued a man from a burning home. southhampton police officers fred william son and friend teeny were the guests of honor. it was back in 2012 when they entered a burning home and drag aid 70-year-old man to safety. since then both officers received awards including
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carnegie medals for heroism. they have entered 20 new recruits for training, they will hit the streets to keep the communities safe. the recruits posed for pictures outside of police headquarters with the new mayor and various the usual? not tonight. introducing longhorn's steaks that sizzle for $12.99. smoky double bacon sirloin. parmesan crusted sirloin. only at longhorn steakhouse. you can't fake steak.
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the morris company is pulling certain boxes of m&ms off shelves some could be peanut m&ms instead. that could be life threatening to anybody that has peanut allergies. you can get more information at st. joseph university connected employers to students today on campus, ranging from financial services to food marketing, students of all years and majors were invited to atte attend. we'll tell you once again
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time for accuweather at the
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"action news" big board, meteorologist cecily tynan taking a look at the first full day of fall, and not a bad way to get started. >> not bad, if you don't mind it on the chilly side. our normal low is 58 degrees, we dropped a lot lower than that. philadelphia all the way down to 50 degrees? >> wilmington 43 and millville 40 and quakertown dropping down to 39 degrees. then a full day of sunshine and temperatures recovered a little bit, still 72 degrees our average high is 75, so on the cool side. reading 72 and trenton 71 and millville 65 and dover and sea isle city currently 64 degrees. satellite 6 along with action radar showing there is high pressure up to the north but you can already see high, thin clouds beginning to move up from the south and this is associated with low pressure, a coastal low that is beginning to take shape.
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the senter of that storm is east of jacksonville. it's working up to the east-northeast. and it will bring us rainy conditions wednesday night through most of the day on thursday. at 6:00 tomorrow night we'll begin to see some of that genally light rain in parts of delaware and southern new jersey and the heavy of the rain will be occurring in the overnight hours, at 2:00 heavy downpours and thursday morning commute, an early warning, get up early and allow for extra time. future tracker is showing at 7:30 some heavy rain and ponding of water on the roads, as we head into the afternoon it will gradually improve and it will be cloudy and damp and cool and windy. future tracker showing this time tomorrow night, with the high pressure to the north, we get the flow from the east and it's quite windy and wind gusts of 20 to 30 miles per hour.
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heading into thursday, you'll see closer to the center of the low, winds of 35 miles per hour and along the coast, not only will it be wet. it could get up to 3 inches of rain and could cause minor coastal flooding. tonight clouds and 55 in philadelphia, 49 in allentown and 48 in millville, the calm before the storm. the five-day at 5:00 shows we cloud up and it will be arriving at 6:00 to 9:00 from the south. a wet start for rash shan a, a great day for indoor activities 1 to 2 inches and 66 degrees but friday 76 degrees on friday, and summer-like temperatures in the 80s but how long that warmth continues we'll talk about that in the accuweather forecast. thursday is not nice at all.
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"action news" continues with adam joseph, jaime apody, rick williams and monica malpass. hello again, here is what is happening on "action news" tuesday night. a turning of the tide at the gas pump means more money in the pocket of drivers. three men share in the excitement of a new jersey wedding but they weren't invited and now they are facing criminal charges, and the new miss america is already embroiled in controversy, nine days after winning it's crown. now the details, you may have notice that filling up your gas tank is costing less these days and experts say it's a trend that is likely to happen in your area and around the country. $3.43 a gallon, that is the national average, but in delaware $3.27 and the cheapest spot is $3.16 in south jersey. vernon odom is live with more.


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