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rapist in delaware county. he is now in the custody of police. he is 19-year-old dijon lee of chester. authorities say he attacked nine women over the period of three years and they believe there are many more victims in the chester area. "action news" reporter vernon odom is live at chester police. vernon what are the details on this? >> reporter: tonight chester city police and the county da tell me they have full confections from lee in the nine cases today. but police believe there are many more victims of his out here. >> desean lee is back in prison accused of being a serial rapist. he faces assault charges in and around chester, beginning in 2014 when he was just 16. all the young women walking or
cycling alone. >> and all of these victims were fighting him and terrorized and he would rob them and rape them. >> and the da gave details on all nine cases this one from december of last year case number eight. >> he grab a young lady at 7:00 on a sunday morning and pulls her into a park playground area and brutally rapes and attacks her. >> lee had done jail time on a gun charge when it was february of last year he was arrested again and authorities decided to do a dna tax. and two more attacks occurred before the dna matches came back in february. the da says it can sometimes take a year to get the report from the pennsylvania state police lab. >> they were able to pull a sample in february of 2016 and
the results came back in january of 2017 and we were able to match dna results to this individual. >> lee was arrested in early january at the eddie stone supermarket when one alleged victims recognized him and called police. >> reporter: jim, tonight police say that if you recognize dejohn lee as your attacker, contact them right away and tell them your story and they will proceed and react accordingly. i'm vernon odom, channel 6 "action news." >> vernon, thank you. it was a violent filled journey for 28-year-old leroy brown last night that began at 56th andwityby in southwest philadelphia and came to a deadly end at a park near the coach man manor aparts in newcastle delaware. live there is john rawlins.
>> reporter: well jim, there are still a lot of questions and details we don't have. but we are getting an idea of what happened from officials. >> in spite of the bad choices he made. he was a good hearted young man. >> i don't know. i don't know. >> in philadelphia a mother and father grieve for a son, 28-year-old leroy brown, 5:39 last night a call to police at 56th, a man with a gun and officers confront brown in a minivan with a young woman. unknown to them four children were in the back of the van, police try to stop brown and he reverses the van hitting an officer what shoots him. >> he was trying to get away from police and not the best kid on the block but in pursuit of trying to get away they
discharged their gun and anyone of those kids could have been shot. >> police say that brown smashes the van and steals another car and heads south. >> the passenger he was with lives in delaware and they were on route back to delaware. >> two hours later newcastle police come looking for brown at this complex and begin knocking on doors. >> not even five minutes later we heard gunshots. >> the wounded brown jumps into a car and then a police car is then rammed and brown make its 200 yards to the park where he is shot in a final struggle with officers and transported in a local hospital where he later dies. >> brown, according to his family had been in prison but released and working for a temporary agency. as for the children in the van, they were two boys two girls ages 2 to 6 and they are now safe with family.
as for the 26-year-old woman in the van at the time of the philadelphia incident. she is also talking to detectives. john rawlins, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. pennsylvania state police took to the air for the search for the missing federal judge from extra and ton. he was last seen trying to get into a closed pharmacy near scranton late last night. and suffers from memory loss and recently stopped hearing cases because of health issues, he is best known for sending two corrupt judges to prison in the kids for cash scandal. and they are trying to heat up a cold case of murder, on this the one year anniversary of the crime. gray hall is live now. bring us up to date. >> reporter: we can tell that you police are able to respond to tips and eliminate people as suspects, but tonight there are
no new leaded officers hope that will all change with the reward now for thousands of dollars. >> she was young and vibrant and intelligent and at 36 had accomplished more than most. >> it has been a year and still no arrests in the brutal murder of 36-year-old akia benson. her body was found along south avenue. the family says the loss is overwhelming. >> this is never going to be over for us. even if we get to a place where there is an arrest and conviction, this is our life from now until eternity. >> family members hope a 5,000 there's reward now offered by the upper darby police will lead them to the killer. >> there was blunt and sharp force trauma to the head and neck. and then whoever committed this heinous act took her and put her
in the shower and turned on the hot water and scalded her. >> they are confident she knew her attacker, her apartment door was blocked. >> whoever is responsible for this crime, they continue to live their life. they continue to go about their day to day activities and she doesn't have that opportunity anymore. >> a family ripped apart by murder is now forced to unite with broken hearts and plead to the public for help. >> i don't know if closure is an option for us, it won't bring her back. but hopefully it doesn't happen to another family and they don't have to suffer what we are suffering. >> and back out live, we can tell you the loss for this family is like a missing piece of a puzzle and no tip is too small if you have any information contact police we want to remind you that 5,000 dollars reward on the table for the conviction and arrest in this case.
if you have information please contact authorities. gray hall, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you, gray. democratic lawmakers unveiled a bill today pushing to make delaware the ninth state to legalize recreation alomar won. house bill 110 would regulate marijuana like alcohol. and illegal for those under 21 and illegal for use while driving or to consume in public places, sponsors of the bill say it's an opportunity to establish a new industry that would create jobs and generate ref few for state programs. and oklahoma based utility company has begun to clear trees at a three acre site in chesterfield new jersey to make way for a gas compressor station and pipeline and doing so over the objections of environmentallists and nearby residents, they are concern that hawks and owls and song birds
are nesting at the site. and the company says that a certified biologist is on site to ensure that no birds are harmed. >> if that thing blows. i don't have a house anymore, i tell people i can replace my house but not my son or family membe members. >> they already operate thousands of miles of lines in new jersey? >> this is expected to be up and running in about a year. drone 6 flew over the museum of art this afternoon and the construction equipment you see sound ugg the museum is part of a nearly $525 million project. we previewed the massive renovation project earlier this week but the official ground breaking happened this morning. [ applause ] >> architect frank gary was on
hand to start to see his viction come to life. they will get to work on 23,000 feet of gallery space. a public place called the forum and still to come on "action news" tonight. an effort to revive a nonprofit organization that gives all kids the opportunities to enjoy the fresh air at the jersey shore. and he is an imposing confident figure on the field. but the eagles brandon brooks admits is he not only that off the field. we'll have more on think struggles coming up. we have clouds and a few showers out there now but a wind driven rain storm moves in tomorrow and i'll have details on the timing and what it means for the weekend. those stories and more when "action news" continues tonight. ♪
former vice president joe biden at the university of pennsylvania today for a q&a with president amy gutman with students faculty and staff and the former vice president spoke at the new penn biden center for global engagement and announced he will join the faculty at penn and that focused on foreign policy and national security. he told the crowd that the reason the united states is able to lead the world is because of the power of this example. for 115 years children from the delaware valley were able to experience the joys of summer at the children's fresh air home in north wildwood. but not for the past 11 years. now there is an effort to bring
that facility back to life but it won't be easy. nora muchanic has the story. >> reporter: for the last decade the childrens home in north wildwood sat gutted an empty at surf avenue, for 111 years before in an it was home to disadvantaged kids from south jersey that got a taste of life at the jersey shore. >> a lot of kids that come here never saw the ocean or on a beach before. it's hard to explain to people that come here all the time. they come here and they love it here. >> the aging house was closed in 2006 when the foundation was sinking into the ground and that was fixed by raising it and now there is a chance to finish the job if the childrens fresh air home could raise $500,000 to match a grant that the city applied for. >> we are asking people to dip
into their hearts and pockets. >> the deadline is fast approaching and board members hope that donors come through some they don't miss the opportunity. social media is out there. >> i'm not aware of my program on the east coast where underprivileged children are given time to spend at the beach. and this is a unique opportunity. >> it's not the same as a one or two week stay and the childrens fresh air home is working hard with one goal in mind. >> we can finish the project and open the doors and start to serve children in this building again. >> in north wildwood. i'm nora muchanic, channel 6 "action news." hey, neighbor. well, if it isn't the second most famous
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and six games to go. if things go their way they have to win tonight and need boston, tampa and carolina to lose as well. steve mason is in net tonight. when they face the islanders one of the very teams they are chasing and the odds are not this their favor. >> this is the team we are chasing and a good opportunity to gain ground and put ourse sss in a better position. it's not an easy game. >> last month every game is a big game. and obviously playing a team that is in the race with us. it's a big game but in general we know we need to win pretty much every game. and our focus is on the new york islanders and then we'll focus on the other teams after that. >> the phillies finalize their opening day roster and 27-year-old brock fights back
tears, a dream come true for the 33 round draft pick. >> it's a dream -- dream come true -- sorry -- >> i'm going to celebrate tonight -- but it's not done -- i don't just want to get there i want to stay there -- you know i am so thankful. thankful. >> wow great day for him but not jared he didn't get out of the first with the yankees, allowed six runs and replacement provides no relieve and gives up the three-run homer, they allow nine runs in the first and 13 batters come to the plate. protecting eagles quarterback carson wentz is a big jock and with it comes lots of pressure and at times it was so much pressure it made guard brandon
brooks sick. jaime apody has more. >> offensive line men are characterized as being big and nasty but brandon brooks is a gentle giant. >> he spends time at local schools and shows up at a wedding. >> planning the future after this, going along with that. i think it's really important. >> it's a reality check he was hit with last season, at one point missing two out of three games after he was hospitalized. they diagnosed an anxiety disorder. >> i didn't know about it until this season and when it happens i really didn't know how to cope with that. people don't understand how consume can anxiety could be. he describes it as a suffocating fear of failure. partly with his $40 million contract. >> you become tied to a number
and people expect you to have perfect games and perfect snaps week in and week out for 16 straight games but you can't do that. failure breeds failure. >> he receives tons of letters from fans and parents of children that suffers the same symptoms and someone that lives to make a difference that say silver lining. >> your darkest moments you come out and see the bright lights. jaime apody, channel 6 "action news." >> great story. you would never think professional athletes suffer from things like this. he is one of 3.3 million americans that suffer from anxiety
. washout friday is that what we are schooling it? >> yes, especially tomorrow afternoon and night. stormtracker 6 live double scan showing a little batch of renegade showers moving right across the new jersey turnpike right now moving due east and crossing route 70 but the main event is waiting in the wings and that will be arriving as we head through the day tomorrow. so the break down for friday. i'll be honest here it's not a pleasant day. a raw east wind 10 to 20 miles per hour. and that pulls in moisture from the atlantic and we are looking at an inch and a half to two and a half inches of rain and heaviest in the afternoon and evening and this is when there is a good chance of ponding on the roads and localized flooding
and expect delays for the evening commute. and they affect both commutes tomorrow light to moderate rain, slowing down the commute to allow extra time and the evening commute is the one that is a big mess with the po ten for heavy rain and high winds and ponding on roads. right now temperatures on the cool side. philadelphia 48 degrees, down from the high of 52, thanks to the clouds allentown 48 and cape may 48 and reading 47. satellite 6 along with action radar showing the clouds are here and we saw some sunshine earlier today. and then that batch of renegade showers and the actual low pressure i'm tracking is near st. louis, this has been responsible for some severe weather we do have tornado watches in effect for parts. the ohio valley and this low transfers to a low to the south about what that does is keep us in the cold sector of the storm.
not talking about snow. 2:00 in the morning light rain is developing and could be a touch of freezing rain in the highest elevation of the poconos and this is really a rain event, 8:00 in the morning and showers are here, light to moderate and heavier to the north and this really fills in during the evening, this is when we get the transfer of energy to the secondary low and that enhances the precipitation with heavy rain and downpours at 5:00. this will continue into friday night at 10:00. and all this have is exiting during the wee hours of the morning on saturday and you wake up lots of clouds and notice the snow across new england and parts of interior new england can get up to a foot of heavy wet snow. and here though we are talking -- we don't have to shovel it. this is the rain. future tracker 6 showing again an inch to inch and a half of rain so a real good soaking. so the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast wind driven heavy rain tomorrow especially
late in the day and tomorrow night. 49 degrees is the high and saturday a little bit of drizzle and then clouds and 52 the better of the two days on sunday. 61 degrees and then clouds roll back in on monday and rain by monday night. with a high of 60 and tuesday could get an additional ridge of rain and 61 and wednesday beautiful and 67 and then more rain possible on thursday with a high of 64 degrees and find the rain gear you'll definitely need it tomorrow. >> that means butte flowers. >> yes, that will happen. >> 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 then please join us for "action news" at 11:00 here on channel 6. for the entire "action news" team, i'm jim gardner, we'll see you at 11:00. >> "action news" is sponsored in part by einstein health network.
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tonight, breaking news on several fronts. first, the white house. the report in "the new york times," that says two white house insiders helped provide secret intelligence to the congressman who is heading up what is supposed to be an independent investigation into russian meddling and possible collusion. the report unleashing a firestorm tonight. plus, vladimir putin with a message for america. also developing tonight, the severe storm warnings. the tornado watch, as we come on the air. nearly 40 million in the path of storms tonight. and now snow coming to the east. the deadly bus crash. 13 victims. a church group. the officer shot and killed after pulling over a driver because of a taillight. thoug authorities have now charged the driver with murder and have revealed the video. and the american airlines flight, the captain and