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interviewed barbee on the friday and he was arraigned on saturday. and he faces multiple counts of indecent assault. a 3-year-old girl says he covered her mouth when he touched her and he initially told them he did not touch the girl in a sexual nature but after agreeing to a polygraph he admitted to indecent contact with the 3-year-old and parents reacted to the news. >> was friendly and the kids liked him. i liked him you never know. >> this parent told us he removed his daughter from the center because they were uncomfortable by the suspect. >> shocking this could happen and you know, i'm just wondering, you know if it happened to my daughter or anything like that.
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because she was there under his care. you know we had a feeling that something was wrong. >> a statement from the archdiocese says that these charges are serious and disturbing and they are cooperating with law enforcement regarding in matter and remains committed to preventing child abuse and protecting the young children in its care. >> they went on to say that mr. barbee underwent all the background checks before beginning employment here. he is 32-year-old and from yaden. and unable to make the $750,000 bail. the county da is investigating a guy named david -- for inappropriate contact with two studented at the high school.
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the 29-year-old music teacher resigned earlier this week. he was originally suspended in object and officials are looking into texts and email and snap chat exchanges made during and after school hours. right now he has not been charged. officials in franklin township gloucester county, suspect a driver that struck two bicyclists was impaired. it happened on delsy drive at 12:00 today and the victims are a husband and wife in their 50s and both were rushed to cooper university hospital and the woman suffered critical injuries and the man is in stable condition and no charges have been filed at this time. one person was killed when a vehicle collided in prices corner delaware, it happened at 12:30 this afternoon in the northbound lanes near box wood road, a white sedan was against
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the guardrail. debris from the crash was spread across two lanes of 141. philadelphia police now suspect that two robberies a bank yesterday and a laundry mat yesterday are connected. and that at least three of the suspects are the same. live outside of the beneficial bank branch at 5301 in east mown airy is "action news" reporter sara bloomquist tonight. sara what are police saying about this? >> reporter: well jim, police and the fbi believe they are looking at an armed robbery pattern along chew avenue in east mt. airy and german town. it happened early yesterday morning at this bank behind me. >> this surveillance image shows three suspected as entered the beneficial bank in german town just before 9:00 yesterday morning. >> committed by three males and two of them were wearing masks. >> brandishing a gun one ordered
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employees into the middle of the bank and another took money from the tellers and they fled on foot meeting up with the fourth suspect and they believe that the same men robbed long's laundry mat at east mt. airy on chew avenue at 7:15. here they are walking in and they approached an employee and once inside ordered to hand over $1,000 in cash, his cell phone and wallet. >> in is no record for customers who are actually in the laundry mat at the time and we spoke with another employee that did not want to appear on camera. >> my boss tells me three people came in and they had a gun -- >> at the laundry mat one suspect referred to the other
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suspect as green several times. he looks right into the camera. >> we are desperately trying to arrest these individuals and get them off the street. >> this is my favorite laundry mat. i don't live to far and always come to this laundry mat. >> no shots were fired at either incident and nobody was injured but authorities consider the these men to be armed and dangerous. a joint task force made up of philadelphia police and the fbi are now investigating these cases and they are offering reward money for information. live in german town, i'm sara bloomquist, channel 6 "action news." thank you sara. despite all the political hub ub going on over the white house the last couple of days, president trump hosted a high-profile guest. israeli prime minister, benjamin netanyahu is hoping for a better relationship with president trump than he had with president
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obama. >> reporter: describing themselves as old friends, president trump asked the israeli prime minister to slow down on expanding the jewish settlements that are a stumbling block to progress with peace toward the palestinians. >> as far as settlements i would like to see you hold back for a little bit. i would like to see a deal be made. >> any solution, one state or two is fine with him. >> but netanyahu says that the palestinians are to blame for the ongoing conflict. >> this is the source. the persistent refusal to recognition the jewish state that is the reason we don't have peace. the first news conference in the white house triggered this rebuke. >> there is no mention of the extraordinary oppression of the palestinians and of the daily
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and constant theft of palestinian home and heritage and history and land. >> for many supporters of israel this was a fresh new beginning of relations at 1600 pennsylvania avenue. >> i think that prime minister netanyahu's mission today was to ensure that everyone saw how close his relationship was with the president. >> clearly our two local analysts see the world through entirely different lens. >> and an acknowledge of anti-semitism in our community. >> and to israel peace means complete consolidation of pal stainan land and homes with no resistance from palestinians. >> it's nice here to say that peace appears at hand but clearly that is nowhere near reality. i'm vernon odom, channel 6 "action news." and the world news tonight
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with david muir will have more on the israeli prime minister's visit next at 6:30 here on channel 6. >> remnants of trump's presence in atlantic city started to come down, crews worked to take down signs at the taj mahal. the resort closed in october and he has not owned business for years. and joe biden has taken on another post since leaving the white house, biden was elected chair of the board of trustees at the national constitution center in philadelphia. he will succeed florida governor, jeb bush whose term ended in january and biden says he is honored to head up such a national treasure and biden will split the time with programs of the university of pennsylvania and the university of delaware. >> not even the police commissioner can avoid a ticket from the ppa. this is a picture of
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commissioner richard ross vehicle parked on broad between walnut and locust a spot that prohibits parking from 9:30 until 7:00 p.m. he was at the bellevue since fofo er -- and the love statue is on the move. we'll talk about plans to restore the iconic attraction and when it makes its return. and ducis rogers is taking in the phillies in spring water. >> hey there jim, there are a lot of new faces in the phillies clubhouse and we introduce you to two new guys that hope to turn the franchise around. >> ducis we are chatting windchills back at home and 33 in philadelphia right now and in a couple of days we are talking about near record highs once again. we'll show you the numbers in ac weather.
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so philadelphia's love statue will disappear for a while so it can be refurbished for the first time in 20 years it will return when they hope the new love park. gray hall was there to say good-bye. no one wants to see love go. >> i love love. that is a bummer it's a sign of philadelphia. >> it's going to be missed. i go to work here and there are people that come and get their picture taken. the last time the iconic love
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sculpture was refurbished was 1998 and crews waited until after valentines day to take down the love symbol. >> people will miss it and we'll hear about it from a lot of people. where is the love? and they came here specifically. >> and people may feel heart broken but the city says it's coming down for a good call. the sculpture needs t almost c and has been around since 1976 and in love park in center city and the temporary home is in dillworth park while love parks gets a makeover. >> this support tour is the victim of lot of attention and handling and loving, people like to scratch their initials into it and do graffiti and stickers and all of that has taken its toll. >> and then in the matter of hours love was gone and crews will strip down the sculpture
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and repair it and paint it and the sculpture is gone but the message remains and in a couple of months it will return to love park. >> the feeling you get from people standing under the word love means what it is. love. >> the cost of the restoration is $50,000 and we are told that the sculpture will return to love park by the summer. gray hall, channel 6 "action news." the best of netherlands will be on full display at the flower show. holland ring the world. this year's flower show will be march 11th through the 19th at the pennsylvania convention center.
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. students in northern liberties picked up their
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rackets and went down the line and beyond to provide after school and clinics for the youngsters in the city. they have built three courts near the school and existing courts that bodine uses for its concern team. tennis in the city. lets talk about the phillies in clearwater and ducis rogers is down there. >> the phillies are down there early, a lot of guys down there trying to work on their bats and get the offense going in the right direction and the full squad workout is still days away and miguel franco is try to fix the swing. and lets go live to ducis rogers in clearwater with more on the new bats brought in to protect franco in the lineup. last season the phillies were 29 and in batting average and dead last in runs scored. they went out to get two good
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bats and those guys can provide veteran leadership. >> michael saunders and howie kendrick has a combined 19 years at the major league level and are there to dart their knowledge for the younger players, they will learn the game and get better and that is how win and get better, lead by example and understanding that you know you are a young player at one point or another and i was blessed to play with guys like mike sweeney and adrian bell bell train. and sounders was targets in early season. >> that perspective he can bring is something that drew us to michael saunders he can relate to both sides. the coin on that and bring it to our clubhouse and to some of our
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younger players. >> the younger phils are welcoming. >> they come and now hoe to win. because they come from winning teams. >> that is something we need to know. >> the pitching with those guys, they are tough hitters and to have those guys will help the team as a whole. >> kendrick comes from the dodgers and he did some recon. >> me and jimmy were close and we talked to chase a bit. they talked about the media. >> he mentioned a few people and they are not as bad as they seem. >> i promise you we took it easy on kendrick today. reporting live from clearwater, channel 6 "action news." >> i wonder what he said about our friend ducis rogers. guess who is back with the sixers, jahlil okafor is back with the team in boston. he is now expected to play
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against thecil tics after being held out the last two games because the sixers were trying to trade him and even okafor thought he would be traded and admits it's difficult to deal with this. joel embiid is out this weekend and out of all-star activities. the flyers looking for the final wild card spot wins are crucial right now. >> one win at a time. we are in the middle of, and have been in the middle of you know a tight battle here for sometime and that will not economic any time soon. >> coach is keeping it simple and the road trip in the past is not too easy then are winless in eastern canada the last two years, coming up adam joseph with the accuweather forecast. when we continue in just a moment.
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how long do we have to wait for this springfield like weather to come in. it has to last for several days a longer window to get through it. it's like a week and a half right? >> that long? close enough lets go five to seven day. everyone wants a big piece of it. stormtracker 6 live double scan it's beautiful and right now we have a few showers that pass through and the colder winds that funnel through and one day of wind and cold here as we get into the day on thursday. that is the first highlight we have to get through winds
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tomorrow 15 to 25 miles per hour sustained and winds gusting up to 45 miles per hour and that keeps windchills in the teens in the morning and going into the middle to upper 20s in the afternoon. i'm not going to let you or make you wait until the end of this forecast to see the weekend, lets give it to you right here and now because it will be spectacular. saturday 60 degrees and 16 degrees above average and spring like and high clouds on sunday and 65 degrees as we near records, the record for sunday 68. we backtrack to the present and philadelphia 26 and 26 in allentown and the wind gusts remain up overnight tonight and throughout the day tomorrow. we'll be chatting windchills for the next 24 to 36 miles per hours and feeling like the 20s to the north and west. and wilmington 29 degrees and below freezing in millville and teens in the poconos again and the teens are overspreading the region by tomorrow morning.
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as we look at satellite and radar a lot of clouds that passed through a rain drop and snowflake here and there late in the day and there you see the clouds beginning to break apart, as the storm and front are moving away, as we wake up for the bus stop forecast a lot of sunshine but doing little to warm us, windchill in the teens and many layers needed in the morning and you may be able to take one layer off in the afternoon sun and clouds and with the wind whipping around and it feels like the 20s even in the afternoon. then as we go into the weekend and beyond into next week, the jet stream is back up into southern canada, slowing all the winter air temporarily into central parts of canada and we put winter on hold on the eastern half of the country for several days, as a ridge builds in the south and the warmth
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spills to the north and we are talking 50s and 60s for several days, the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast 39 and windy and cold tomorrow but this is kind of the eye sore so to speak if you don't like the winter season if you look at the rest of the winter day, partly sunny on friday and the weekend weather both saturday and sunday get the outdoor plans in gear now, and monday for the holiday 60 degrees with sun and clouds, and despite we drop tuesday and wednesday the temperatures are 12 to 14 degrees above normal as clouds build on wednesday. the real pattern change will be at the beginning of march. >> we shouldn't get spoiled but thank you. >> abc world news is next on channel 6. and "action news" continues at 10:00 on phl 17 with brian taff, sharrie williams, adam joseph and ducis rogers and please join us for a special report at 11:00 here on channel 6. an "action news" viewer is back
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from a trip of a lifetime. and she says that the vacation never would have happen if it hand been for the "action news" troubleshooters. >> reporter: a big part of our troubleshooting is done by our call to action volunteers and in this case not only did they get a canceled trip reinstated they turned it into a top notch luxury vacation. it's a happy ending but pollution you can use. tonight on channel 6 "action news" at 11:00. >> and for cecily tynan and ducis rogers, jeff skversky and adam joseph and the entire "action news" team. i'm jim gardner we hope you'll join us for "action news" at 11:00.
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tonight, breaking news. president trump fires back after the bombshell headlines. the investigation underway. authorities now pouring through communications, phone calls, between several of president trump's associates and people suspected of being russian intelligence. why were they repeatedly in touch with the russians before the election? also tonight, the president lashes out after firing his national security advisor general michael flynn. tonight, the president does not blame the general. instead, taking aim at the u.s. intelligence community. the controversial cabinet pick who suddenly pulled his name today. after video surfaces of his ex-wife once on oprah talking about domestic violence. the passenger plane and the emergency landing. what did it hit on the runway? and here in california tonight. the new storm hours away. and new concern over america's tallest dam.

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