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community to come forward with answers and we've seen the reward for information on gaby's killer rise to more than $75,000 and now today police say they've made an arrest. >> tyhan brown was located early this morning by the united states marshals down in tennessee clarksville tennessee. i was taken into custody. >> reporter: meals say 18-year-old tyhan brown was staying at a relative's home in clarksville tennessee two days after a warrant was issued law arrested without incident and now faces a first degree murder charge. today the camden county police chief says he always believed it was just a matter of time before they would have someone in custody. >> we are a big little city. everyone in the city is related in some way shape or form or they know each other. >> reporter: the streets talk and it was those whispers that helped lead them to their firings break in the case. earlier this month police
arrested the suspect's mother shack key he ya' land and natasha gerald. both are facing charges for falsifying alibis and hindering the investigation. though grateful to police gaby's mother says it does little to consult her. >> i feel like it was good there they got them but nothing's going to change the fact my daughter is gone and i have a loss. >> reporter: melissa carter phillips who says she knows brown didn't intend to kill her daughter will these words to say to him. >> this is a innocent child. you know, it was an accident. i know you weren't trying to harm my child, you know. wrong place at the wrong time but i would have felt more comfortable of the person just coming out and just saying that. >> reporter: and officials did make those repeated pleas for the community to give them any information on the killer the chief tells me ultimately 33 didn't get much from the community specifically those who may have known something about this shooting death. as far as the extradition of brown, police say that it all
depends on tennessee state laws on this. reporting live in camden, jeanette reyes channel6 "action news." >> thank you jeanette. the bomb squad destroyed a suspicious item found outside a firehouse in center city this afternoon. chopper6 was overhead as they blew up a device in the 2100 block of market street. the firehouse was evacuated and several blocks of market street were slut down when the discovery was made about 3:00 this afternoon. "action news" has since learned the item was a pipe that fell off a construction truck. police say they're actually trying to locate 18 other pipes there may also have fallen off that truck. a boyfriend has now been cleared in the brutal slashing death of a woman in southwest philadelphia last night. police say they do have some new leads though in the murder of natasha gibson. the delaware county woman was killed outside her friends' home in cold blood. "action news" reporter chad pradelli live outside the yeadon police department with an update. chad. >> reporter: monica, yesterday yeadon police named mark epps a person of interest
in this case. today he was cleared but police have released surveillance video of a man with whom they want to speak. yeadon police are now calling this man a person of interest in the killing of natasha gibson. this is surveillance video taken from a beer store at 59th and katherine in philadelphia. he rummages through his pockets appears a bit unsteady then buys a beer. detectives believe gibson was killed about an hour earlier. police say a k-9 unit traced the man to the store by following the blood trail that extended 1.8 miles from the crime scene. police believe the killer likely cut himself while slashing gibson's throat. >> i heard a loud -- somebody talking loud but it didn't last long. >> reporter: joan holiday lives three doors down from where gibson's body was found on the sick hundred block of bailey. she is startled by the killing that happened just a half block from the police station. >> it's really scary, so i don't know, you just have to be careful wherever you go now.
>> reporter: investigators initially called gibson's boyfriend mark epps a person of interest but cleared him after a lengthy interview. now police are hoping someone recognizes this man. his face is not clear but detectives want you to take a close look at his clothing. police recovered the suspected murder weapon from a storm drain in philadelphia not far from where the video was taken. and if you have information about that man, you're urged to call yeadon police or the delaware county criminal investigations division. i'm live in yeadon, clad pradelli channel6 "action news. monica. >> thank you chad. authorities have now charged two people after a little five-year-old boy brought 30 packets of heroin to school. trenton police arrested the child's father maurice leonard and his girlfriend tur ya' justice. a teacher discovered the heroin in the child's lunch box at the national academy of trenton charter school. the five-year-old was taken to the hospital but tested negative for drugs in his system.
three people were injured in a crash that shut down a stretch of the blue route for six hours. this accident involved a tractor-trailer and three cars. it happened in the northbound lanes in lower merion township. police say three people were trapped in the wreckage and had to be rescued. a medical helicopter landed on the road to take the victims to area hospitals. they are in serious condition tonight. the highway reopened just before the morning rush. the government's star witness in the bridgegate trial took the stand today. david wilk stein testified. wildstein said he and baroni often talked about the one constituent rule referring to christie as the only person they needed to serve. wildstein also testified he considered himself the bad cop who would push christie's agenda at the port authority of new york and new jersey. he pleaded guilty last year to orchestrating traffic jams on the george washington bridge back in 2013. faculty and coaches at 14
state universities in pennsylvania have set a strike date now. the union says its members will strike october 19th if a new contract is not reached. during negotiations this week the pennsylvania state system of higher education proposed raising faculty pay by 12 percent. the union's president says that they remain at odds on a number of other proposals including faculty workload. a political controversy is splitting loyalties among some police in philadelphia tonight. the guardian civic league which represents african-american officers has a beef with the fop. that's because the fraternal order of police is endorsing donald trump for president. vernon odom has more on this division among officers. >> we denounce the national fop for endorsing donald trump. >> reporter: the leaders of the the guardians the 2500 member organization of black police officers rails against the national fop. gop nominee's divisive rhetoric is helping fuel the
tension and conflicts between local police forces and black communities. >> donald trump campaign has run a very divisive negative nasty racist sexist -- it's just a campaign that we feel, our national organization should have stayed out of. >> reporter:. wants philadelphia's fop lodge led by john mcnesby to repudiate the verdict on trump-clinton by its national board of trustees but necessary bee declined to be interviewed for tv today but in a cell phone interview he said his hands are tied that he is prohibited from taking a position different than the national brash. mcnesby said and i'll quote here they'll hand me my head. it comes from a questions on police issues like benefits equipment follow-up support for families who lost a bread
winner in the line of duty. but the guardians are not letting mcnesby off the hook. >> so at what point did you have enough courage to take a hit knowing this campaign is very divisive. >> reporter: john mcnesby has decided to take the political heat here at home rather than incur the wrath of the fop's national bosses. in fairmount park, i'm vernon odom channel6 "action news. >> a major gift aimed aims to put the children's hospital of philadelphia at the for front of pediatric genetics research. chop president and ceo mod lynn bell announced the collaborative. that initiative is spurred by $25 million gift by the roberts family. chop says researchers will lead the project. >> i'm very proud to say that these are super stars. these are really the cream of the crop in terms of their discoveries what they do in their science and in their field and i am so proud that they are here in this room
today on faculty. >> roberts collaborative will accelerate research in fields including inherited disorders cancer and autism. the initiative will also allow clop to expand genomic testing. cyclist in northeast philadelphia have a safe stretch of road ride on. they cut the ribbon this morning on philadelphia's first two way protected bike lane. cyclists are protected and separated from moving vehicles by parked cars. this mile long stretch is along ryan avenue near abraham lincoln high school. mayor jim kenney says this is a start and he lopes to create more protected bike lanes all across the city. coming up on "action news" tonight, the sixers new state of the art practice facility is now opened. we will take you inside. >> a couple loose wedding was disrupted last weekend by the explosion in seaside park is ready to return home to seattle but what a story they have to tell. i'm nora muchanic. i'll have that story coming up next. >> first full day of fall feels like summer. currently 87 degrees in
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saturday. the explosion of course shut down a seaside park and it left one couple who was supposed to get married overlooking the beach scrambling for an alternative venue. new jersey correspondent nora muchanic spoke to the couple who had their happily ever after anyway despite the unfortunate events. >> reporter: they say your wedding day is supposed to be the biggest day of your life but for katie and colin it almost didn't happen. the couple had longed planned reception at the saw mill a restaurant and bar on the boardwalk in seaside park. what they didn't bank on last saturday was terrorist explosion shutting down the area where the saw mill is located. >> i was like i just need -- okay but wedding. i didn't know what to do. >> reporter: both jersey shore natives katie and colin tied the knot last year in seattle were 93 live and water mained to redo their vows in front of friends and family. less than four hours before the ceremony this part of town was sealed off and crawling with police. >> if you plan something fun for people to do but at the same time it also became this
are there mo more, they were still investigating still finding things. are other things going to lap. >> reporter:. >> reporter: when it was clear the beach and boardwalk wireman shut down the event planner at the saw mill went into action and within 10 minutes had a new venue booked. >> i got lucky. i made a phone call the room was available. i was glad i could help her because slaw panicking. >> i only have one job on that day is to do anything she needs and keep her calm so focused on that. >> reporter: the operation was moved to villa almafi in toms river where they pulled off the wedding party maybe not quite the way they planned. they made the best of it. >> terrible things can happen anywhere we are. coming together despite of that. >> it's about people and purpose. it doesn't matter where you are as long as you know why you're there and you're with it right people. >> reporter: katie and colin are heading back to seattle this weekend with the story of a jersey shore wedding they'll never forget n seaside park i'm nora muchanic channel6 "action news."
>> students at one delaware school are settling in to their newly redesigned classrooms. the technical drafting room was rededicated today at delcastle in marshallton. the makeover involved more than 20 design and construction industry representatives. the new space is meant to mimic the work environment that students of course will encounter as they continue their careers in the design and architecture fields.
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will not have one of his tight targets tight end zach ertz among the injured players officially ruled out today for sunday against the steelers. corner leodis mckelvin is out too. wentz can become its second nfl rookie quarterback the start three and o in nearly 50 years. for that to happen he'll need help. tight end tray burton will be
in for ertz and he'll build off monday night's performance in chicago where he scored his first touchdown. >> i just need to make sure i take advantage of every opportunity i get every snap i get and nothing different than what i've been doing my whole time here every chance -- every time i've had a chance in practice i've made the most of it and i hope i do the same thing on sunday. >> can probably play running back wide receiver tight end. he can do a little bit of everything. he's great on special teams. you know, i think it's just him being able -- being able to get the opportunities that he's gotten and taking advantage of it and i think he's done a great job of doing that. >> not only do the sixers have new players like ben simmons but the 76ers finally have a brand new training facility. they unveiled their $83 million home in camden today where they're practice for games and train for the season. it's 125,000 square feet with two full sized basketball courts. head coach brett brown says he believes this is the best
facility in pro sports and he knows from his days in san antonio the effect that a training facility can have on an organization. >> i've lived this before. you know i introduced a training complex in 2002 and so this is my second one and i've seen it firsthand where you deal with the camaraderie, you deal with the accessibility, you deal with the reflection of who we want to be from sports science, health to massage therapy video training to court work. you know, where do you stop? and i think it's going to be a significant launching pad to who we are trying to become. >> let's hope so. sixers open camp next week. flyers open camp today in voorhees but some key players are mia like flyers captain claude giroux because he's still playing in the world cup. the flyers open camp in voorhees for the first time without the late ed snider. the flyers season starts three weeks from tonight in l.a.
so far so good. coach dave hakstol likes what he sees. >> like the pace, the competitiveness. did a good job settling guys in and leading. and, you know, guys are out their playing and brought energy. >> phillies are trying to bounce back from yet another tough loss last night against the mets in extra innings. ryan howard is in the lineup for the second straight game tonight. since the beginning of june how about this howard has the second highest home run rate in baseball. howard hit a homer last night his old pal chase utley making a highlight of his own. utley boots the ball and still flips it and recovers. take another look. off his forearm dives, no look flip afterwards utley called it pretty lucky. >> he's pretty amazing. >> it was lucky he. >> amazing lucky he. >> they go together.
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accuweather. mother nature seems to have got 10 memo that we think it's fall on the calendar. >> a good weekend to maybe put the shorts away and find the sweatshirts and the sweaters. >> okay. >> going to get chilly. storm tracker6 live double scan showing that we're starting off the weekend on a
dry note. let's go live on sky6 taking a look at the center city skyline. just a beautiful picture. plenty of sunshine out there. the sun setting officially at 6:56 in the evening. and this could be the last day of temperatures in the upper 80's until next year. this whole week has been unseasonably warm. tuesday outechoes s-degrees normal wednesday 10 above yesterday 11 above and today 14 degrees above our normal high of 75. so, we reached a high of 89 in philadelphia and actually allentown hit 90 degrees. but the bottom is going to be falling out on temperatures this weekend. this shows you future tracker on sunday morning. philadelphia 53 degrees. but many of the outlying suburbs temperatures will be in the 40's on sunday morning really the same on monday as well. so kind of a shock to your system when you're used to temperature in the mid and upper 80's. right now 87 in philadelphia. trenton 87, allentown again
down from a high of 9085. 85 in reading, 85 in wilmington, cooler along the shore. cape may 75. the atlantic city airport 78 degrees. satellite6 along with contraction radar showing this bands of clouds with some scattered showers. that's the cold front that will really unleash the door for canadian air to seep in over the weekend so tonight as that front pulls through it will turn cloudy late tonight. could be a stray shower north of philadelphia. i think most areas will be a dry frontal passage. 61 degrees in the suburbs. 65 for center city. so relatively comfortable overnight and future tracker showing tomorrow morning you step outside, it's cloudy. temperatures in the 60's. kind of a dreary he start to the day but these clouds will continue to push down to the south. loads of sunshine by the afternoon. and seasonable temperatures. generally in the mid 70's in philadelphia, low 70's across the far northwest suburbs. as we head into sunday, that's when that cooler air arrives and this fall -- this weekend i should say it's finally feels like fall.
that canadian high pressure moving in. the coolest temperatures since spring. i don't think the poconos will get frost but there likely will be some frost in the higher elevations of the adirondacks and the cat skills so definitely a sign there we have moved seasons. if you are heading to the shore this weekend tomorrow clouds in the morning, sunshine by the afternoon 72 degrees and sunday there will be a cool breeze. may want a sweatshirt on the beach with a high of 70. the ocean temperature actually a little bit warmer than the air temperature 75. so, the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast, tomorrow transition day. it's cloudy in the morning, it's sunny by the afternoon. it's cooler than today with a high of 76 degrees so great weather for the temple homecoming game. on sunday for the eagles loads of sunshine but definitely on the cool side. morning lows in the 40's and 50's. afternoon highs 72. monday again morning lows in the 40's and '50's. the afternoon 74. tuesday looks like we could have showers much needed rain with a high of 74. wednesday clouds and sun,
73 degrees. thursday and friday looking absolutely gorgeous next weekend -- next week i should say plenty of sunshine. temperatures in the mid 70's so a lot of people kind of tired of the summer warmth, fall arrives this weekend. i kind of wish we could hold onto summer a little bit longer. it's time. >> all right, thank you cecily. and abc's world news tonight with david muir is next on channel6. "action news" continues at 10:00 on phl17 with brian taff sharrie williams adam joseph and ducis rodgers. joan us for "action news" at 11:00 on channel6. for jim gardner cecily jeff skversky ducis rodgers the entire "action news" team i'm monica malpass. have a good evening. we hope to see you right here at 11:00. >> ♪
tonight here, breaking news. the chilling video now revealed, the deadly police shooting in charlotte. you can hear the wife's plea right on it. >> don't shoot him! he didn't do anything. >> it is the family's video. tonight, why authorities are refusing to release their own. also tonight, the narrow escape in new york city. the pedestrians, kicking one of those bombs, placed right on the sidewalk. they had no idea. and tonight, how authorities now believe the suspect got those bombs into the city. the school bus crash late today, flipping over. pictures coming in now. three days to the debate. who was seen walking into trump tower? and, hillary clinton. the reality star and billionaire who now says he will be in the front row for her. and, the first lady's passport hacked, and 500 million personal e-mail accounts. tonight here, the new warning.