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decades-old mystery involving a young boy. that's next. action news. delaware valley's leading news program with jim gardner. the sunsetting on this hot and humid day in the tristate area. but when it rises tomorrow it will really get down to business. we're getting ready for our seventh heat wave of the summer. and by the time we hit saturday, we could be looking at record
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temperatures. it is tuesday night, and the big story on action news tonight is a remind their labor day may have come and gone, but we are still in the throes of summer. let's go live to meteorologist cecilytynan. >> temperatures on the rise. sunday's high, 82, yesterday, 86. today, up to 88 degrees. the normal high for this time of the year is 81. although we're in the upper 80s today, see to the west and the south there are a slew of 90 degree temperatures. and that is all heading our way tomorrow. and as we head throughout week. part of why the 90s have been held at bay, hermine, satellite 6 along with action radar showing the storm meandering 150 miles off the coast. bringing some light showers generally across south jersey and along the coast. but what that system will do, continue to weaken and drift up
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to the north and the northeast as we head through the day tomorrow. so that will open the door for temperatures in the 90s. and yet it has been an extremely hot summer already. we've already had 41 days in the 90s. the normal for an entire year, 27. tomorrow, likely starting heat wave number seven this week. so as we head through the week it's going to feel like july and september. unfortunately we desperately need the rain. not much rain in the seven day forecast. and looks like we will be looking at near-record heat. more details on the specifics, how hot temperatures will climb and how hot it will feel in the full accuweather forecast. jim. >> thank you. a motorcyclist was killed late tonight in drexel hill. chopper 6 was over the crash site on township road and state road. investigators have not determine what had caused this. this is the second deadly accident in a roughly one mile stretch of township line road.
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it appears that bill cosby's trial has a timetable. he was back in court today. dan has the details. >> reporter: with bill cosby's criminal trial date set for june 5th, his lawyers say he is the victim of racial bias and prejudice as it played out in the court of public opinion. >> love you! >> thank you. >> reporter: comedian and actor bill cosby touched an aid's arm at the courthouse. looking better than before, he seemed more engaged with the goings on. the lawyer told the judge he is blind. the criminal case against the 79-year-old entertainer involves a single encounter with a temple employee. but they tried to convince the judge to let them put on testimony from 13 other women making similar accusations. >> without a motion on prior bad acts, which indicated a number
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of women that we allege also have been victims. and that's part of our motion. >> reporter: but defense lawyers argue that among those are women trying to cash in. >> we have seen a barrage of new accusers claiming me too. >> reporter: the defense is seeking to have the trial moved out of town. contending the jury pool has been poisoned by the media. >> the media has presumed him guilty, not incident. the media has championed the causes of his accusers with little thought to investigation. with little thought to challenging or exposing the motivations. >> reporter: but prosecutors contend otherwise. >> i believe we can get a fair jury and we can go through that and deal with that. >> reporter: a judge will have to deal with these and other pre-trial motions before the trial is set to begin next june. i'm dan, channel 6 action news. bruce caster will be out of his job at pennsylvania's attorney general's office come friday. he was second in command as solicitor general. a position created for him by
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former attorney general kathleen kane. he took over the top spot for a few days after she resigned following her perjury conviction. but bruce beamer was quickly appointed as the new attorney general. a south jersey political candidate accused of publicly saying that he hopes that a reporter gets raped quit the race today. the republican admitted this handwritten note today saying he will no longer seek a seat on the township committee. he offered no apology. the gop condemned the post against daily beast reporter olivia newsy. that had profanity and vulgar slurs against women. say, quote, for a candidate to use such despicable language against a reporter, let alone a female, is not within our party. nearly two weeks after 8-year-old gabby carter was caught in a deadly cross fire,
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her mother is making an emotional plea. imploring anybody with information to please come forward to justice can be done. she described the moment she saw her daughter just after her daughter was shot on august 24th. >> i just leaned over her and was whispering in her here. mommy's here, stay with me. breathe, breathe. just like -- because i didn't know what else to do. i was panicking. i was so scared. >> gabby was shot in the back of the head. the bullet went through her brain. she was pronounced dead two days later. >> gabby liked -- when we went in there, it was like, oh, my god. they had justin beiber, baby, song going. and that was her favorite song. and i was like, i got to get out of this store. >> these grieving parents are hoping that a $75,000 reward will persuade anyone with information to finally come forward. a sea of red and white
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balloons filled a city street in north philadelphia tonight for a young woman killed in a double shooting. 28-year-old amber michael and her boyfriend were shot early monday morning in the 2200 block of north chadwick street. michael died. her boyfriend remains in critical condition. the vigil was held to honor her life. police are still looking for the shooter. the burrow of the county isic tag up a pivotal question. whether or not to disband the police department. christie has been at the highly charged council meeting tonight. what's the verdict? >> reporter: well, jim, they still haven't voted because they are still in public comment. this tiny town showed up to have their voices heard. and many packing inside the small council meeting room. some couldn't get in and are listening through the open windows. it's whether to keep the police
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department. they said affordability and better resources lie with middletown pd. a lot of residents aren't sold. and it's absolutely getting heated inside. >> who are you going to call? you know? middletown is great, they're wonderful. >> they're trying to merge the police department with middletown. and none of us have any of the facts. we would like to see what's going on. hear both sides of the story. >> it's our money. this is for everybody in this room. >> the whole town's pissed off. i mean, everybody's angry. we all want this police force to stay. >> i don't care what you say. >> yeah! >> we are almost at the cap of how much we can tax our residents. so, you know, it's very expensive to fund a police service. so we don't know how much longer we can keep up with that. >> it changes the atmosphere of the policing. it's personal policing that we have with the community.
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they have a larger force. but at the time they all aren't on at the same time. >> as a retired police officer do you feel like there's a gap in service here. absolutely. we pay for 24-hour service. getting what we pay for in our tax dollars. >> reporter: now, the police department has a full-time chief with ten officers at a cost of $500,000, or 60% of the budget. but officials say having middletown take over would only cost residents $300,000 and come with more resources. police and residents say they're going to lose a lot more, including the personal relationship they have with officer who is protect their communities. what you are looking at are live pictures outside of this council meeting, people are listening put windows. the council is going to be voting, but unclear if that will happen. they are still in public comment. if it passes it will go into effect in january.
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and means a lot of the people that work here will have to reapply with the middletown pd. reporting live, channel 6 action news. >> thank you. a sea of blue packed the courtroom today for the first appearance of two defendants charged in the shooting of an atlantic city police officer. 29-year-old martel and cross will be held on $700,000 bail each. the two men and a third suspect were in the middle of an armed robbery when the officer tried to stop them. thatlet led to the shoot out. the third man was killed in the exchange of gunfire. the officer is in critical condition. today a go fund me account for his family surpassed the goal of $50,000. meanwhile, the police officer shot seven times in late june will return to duty this week. following numerous surgeries and months of reoccupation the department announced today that
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officer christopher doorman has been cleared cleared and his fit will be friday night. philadelphia police charged 50-year-old joel horton with the murder of a woman in logan. investigators say he ran over 52-year-old adrian lindsey several times with a car and beat her with a shovel. it happened a the 700 block of south lowden street. police investigators looking for a menorah thief. they released this surveillance video today of a suspect. it shows him stealing the religious candle from the synagogue on the 100 block of tomlinson road. happened august 20th at 3:00 in the morning. it is after labor day. and the vote 2016 is now in the home stretch. we are exactly nine weeks away from election day. republican nominee donald trump will be returning to
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philadelphia tomorrow. his second visit just within the past week. that shows how important pennsylvania is to trump and to hillary clinton. however, trump's speech to the union league on broad street tomorrow will not be open to the public. trump's visit comes as a new cnn/orc poll shows him in a statistical dead heat in terms of a national count with hillary clinton. 45-43. trump is actually ahead. but within the margin of error. libertarian gary johnson, 7%. green party candidate jill stein has 2%. but even the majority of these poll respondents expect clinton to win in november. summer break is over. by tomorrow it is back to school for almost all students in the tristate area. and that includes the philadelphia school district. tomorrow is opening day for first grade through high school kindergarten begins on wednesday. students arrived at chester high school today and got right to work. it is also the first day for new
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principal tonya glenn butler. more than 3,000 students are in the chester-upland school district. and it was get to know you time for the youngsters of chestnut elementary school in the delaware county portion of ardmore. the supplies were also marked for the special first day of class. >> yay! >> lots of smiles here. the ribbon cut on a new elementary school in bristol township, bucks county. and parents had a chance to tour keystone elementary. it is one of the three new schools to open after the district consolidated nine elementary schools. and still to come on action news tonight, a cold case confession in the kidnapping and murder of a boy in the 1980s. plus return to earth for an astronaut late tonight after six months in space. and research from rutgers university may have you
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questioning whether a gluten-free diet is necessary. >> well, sky 6 is live from the dakota, overlooking reading. 73 degrees. comfortable humidity levels. don't get used it. heading into the 90s and going to stay there for a while. details on heat wave number seven on the accuweather seven day forecast. >> the phillys and the marlins. and the eagles, yet another trade as they get ready for the opener. that and more when action news continues tonight.
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civil actions. >> they advertise, you know, you're going to get a job as soon as you graduate. you know, you end up to the getting a job. you know? you're still stuck where you're at. >> in a statement itt tech said, we believe the government's action was inappropriate and unconstitutional. word has come that the matriarch of the herr's snack food company has died. merriam h. herr died september 4th of heart and respiratory failure at the age of 89. known at mim she has been the pillar of the nottingham chestertown company since 1946. she married james herr in 1947. she is survived by 29 children and 29 great-grandchildren. reaching a settlement with gretchen carlson over sexual harassment claims. she sued fox and roger ailes in july.
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they issued a public policy today. he denies the allegations. he will not pay any of the settlement. he left in july with a $47 million severance package. a plea deal calls for no additional charges in the death of jacob weather link. heinrich admitted to shooting jacob on october 22nd, 1989. the confession came as heinrich pleaded guilty to a child pornography charge, carrying a sentence up to 20 years. he he led authorities to the body after initially denying any involvement in the death. an american and two russian astronauts back on earth tonight. they safely landed. returning from a six month mission aboard the international space station. 73 million miles in space space and circled the globe 2752
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times. on health check at 11:00, the gluten free trend is not in sync with the presence of sill yak disease in the united states. researchers found that the number of americans who say they stick to a gluten-free diet tripled between 2009 and 2014. but the rate of celiac disease hasn't changed. they guess the popularity is due to many customers automatically equating gluten-free with healthy. it is not necessarily the case. however, many dieters claim a gluten intolerance rather than full-blown disease. so there's some question about gluten-free. cecily tynan, a question about how unbearable it is for the rest of the week. >> pretty bad. thursday and saturday, heat index around 100 degrees. taste of fall is ending.
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live double scan. showing we have some light showers across south jersey all really the outer bands of what used to be tropical storm hermine. right now really lightishes from surf city just off the coast of atlantic city and we have a more moderate band moving through central burlington county right now. but the clouds from hermine gave inland locations. spectacular sets. ray posted this on my facebook page. this is actually al drone shot. and you can see the sunset really below those dark clouds from hermine. and the sun now setting at 7:24. a sign that we are heading towards fall. but it's not going to feel like it for the remainder of the week. right now philadelphia, 79 degrees, allentown, 73. cape may, 75. and wilmington, 76. and action radar showing here's hermine, what's left of it, still meandering about 150 miles off the coast. and what it will continue to do
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is weaken and slowly drift towards the coast of new england tomorrow. so what that means, things are going to be begin to work up. tomorrow, bus stop forecast, partly sunny, more clouds to the east. warm and pretty comfortable. humidity levels not that bad in the morning. 6:00, 70 by 8:00. 73 degrees. dew points right now, 61 degrees. that's pretty comfortable. we got those winds out of the north for the west side of hermine. through the week, wind shifts out of the southwest. thursday and saturday especially, that's when dew points will be rising into the 70s. that's setting the humidity. at the same time temperatures rising into the mid-90s. so tomorrow, hot. not oppressively humid. dew point's in the mid 60s. we can handle that. 91 degrees. and then as we head into thursday. this is when things really intensify. 95 degrees, hazy, hot, and humid. and the heat index when combine the dew points in the 70s. future tracker showing around
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4:30. many years it will feel like temperatures are in the triple digits. so summer is still here. it's certainly going to feel like it. so the exclusive accuweather forecast. 95 on thursday. friday, partly sunny. not quite as humid, but nearly as hot. 94 degrees. officially making this the seventh heat wave of the year. continues on saturday. saturday, a chance of record heat with a high of 96 degrees. and then saturday night into sunday a cold front, that'll bring us a chance of some thunderstorms. starts humid, humidity levels dropping in time for the eagles game on sunday afternoon. 88. and monday and tuesday, that's when we get the breath of fresh air. temperatures in the low to mid 80s. lower humidity. but until then it's going to be sweltering. so you definitely may have to give your air-conditioners a workout yet again. >> all right. thank you. the competition has begun for the 52 contestants vying for the miss america crown. this was the first night of the
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preliminaries in atlantic city. the contestants, including those from delaware, new jersey, and pennsylvania, were judged on fitness and talent tonight. and, of course, you can see who takes home the crown this sunday when channel 6 broadcasts the miss america pageant live from atlantic city at 9 p.m.
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still trying to scratch out victories. sending adam morgan to the mound in miami. hasn't won a game since may 10th. trying to claw one out. freddy galveston, hit a homer yesterday. brings in herrera. speaking of herrera, check him out in the second. robs an extra base hit, a long way out there in right center. morgan appreciates the effort. thank you. to the fifth, again, deuces wild. two hits and two rbi for him. it's a 4-0 lead. the marlins come back, 4-3. in the ninth. gomez, win it. and 4-3, phillys. getting the victory. ! >> the eagle's front office staying busy. roe is being traded to the patriots. there's conflicting reports what's in return. they are giving up on the
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rookie. he started in all 16 games last season, started five, one interception. the focus sunday will be on went. the rookie is no doubt buried knee deep in the eagle's play book. he will start against the browns. he's not naive. he knows there might be growing pains. >> young quarterbacks usually experience bumps in the road. i'm going to take them in stride, keep getting better and put the team in positions to win ball games. >> i can't wait until wednesday, i can't wait until sunday. but i'm very comfortable with where we are as a football team with carson being the starter. this is why we drafted mum. he's ready to go. >> ayer isson will have a new home. the hall of fame. dr. j. will present him. college coach thompson and sixers coach larry brown will be there to conduct iverson.
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they are all hall of famers. temple is down, but not out. trying to move past that army loss.
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comcast business. temple trying to turn the page. last week the owls knocked down at home by army. start get a chance to pick themselves up. hosting stoney brook. after losing the opener, can't afford to overlook anyone. the coach is still learning what kind of team he has. >> we are a tremendously talented team. maybe more than last year. but i don't know how tough we are and how experienced we're
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going to be. it's a matter of when we find that out. how do you build toughness and experience? sometimes from hard things. >> more on temple. this saturday morning, 9:45. temple football playbook. the head coach is looking ahead. finally tonight, to play baseball you need a ball, a bat, and a glove. well, maybe not a glove. brady bowen, a minor league in the cardinal's system. look what i found. bare hands the liner as if it was nothing. >> you don't want to catch a ball with your pitching hand. the manager's going, what did you just do? jimmy kimmel live next on channel 6. followed by nightline. andy samburg, and music by designer. action news continues at 4:30 with pam will towards, and thanks to ducis rogers and the entire action news team. i'm jim gardner. good night.
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