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"action news" delaware valley's leading news program. with rick williams, sara bloomquist, and meteorologist, david murphy. good afternoon rick is off in the news this noon a large fire has damage aid lehigh
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valley funeral home and a collapse on camera stranding drivers on the highway below it. and the big story is the south jersey father on trial for the murder of his 3-year-old son. david creato jr. is charged in the death of his son brendon found in haddon township in 2015. katherine scott is live now at the camden county courthouse. where testimony is underway. >> reporter: that is right. the opening statements were this morning and then the prosecution started to call their first witnesses, assistant prosecutor, christine shaw paint aid picture of creato having money problems and being in a dysfunctional relationship with a 16-year-old girl that wanted nothing to do with his son. they maintain his innocence and say that prosecutors can not
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meet the burden of proof in this case. >> he sat can quietly for opening statements, he stands accused of killing his 3-year-old son brendan in 2015. his lawyer maintains his innocence. >> to show he is the person -- >> dj creato reported his son missing, and said he last saw the little boy when he put him to bed on the living room crouch the day before. and after a three hour search brendon was found submerged in the water in a park. they refuted the idea that he wandered there on his own but a location that dj creato was familiar with.
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>> explain the person that is sensitive to doctor and meeting there with some kind of energy and spirit of the lake he said. that had an energy that drew him there. >> shaw went on to say that when investigators walked there at night they found it to be especially dark and that little br brenden was afraid of the dark. >> creato's cell phone never -- it never moved toward the area where the body is found. why? because when the police do a thorough search twice of the apartment they found the flashlight. >> and first responders and brendon's mother who shared custody with brendon creato. >> we tried to figure out what else could have happened to him and he told me that -- told him
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to walk down to the woods which is -- completely odd. >> in that testimony she was recalling a conversation that she had with dj creato. during the course of the trial the jury is expected to visit the site where brendon was found and a memorial was removed ahead of time as to not influence the jury. >> thank you. a crash on the blue route sent four people to hospitals this morning and it happened in lower merion south of where the highway meets the schuylkill expressway. two vehicles collided and one flipped over and only one lane of traffic was getting by when police cleared the scene. police are not releasing details after they shot and killed a man in delaware. officers were trying to stop the man in his car yesterday
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afternoon and then the man crashed the vehicle and ran away near the philadelphia pike and the northeast extension. once police caught up there was a confrontation and they shot the man. at least two officers were taken to the hospital. the pennsylvania jury in a convicted eric frein of capital murder is now deciding his sentence. he was found guilty on all charges in the ambush that kill aid state police trooper and wounded another. prosecutors are asking the jury to send frein to death row during the penalty phase and it begins today and continues into next week. >> a lehigh county funeral home was damaged in a late night fire, at a building that contained the boycofuneral home. investigators believe that the blaze may have started in one of the apartments, firefighters battled the flames for more than three hours before declaring it
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under control. >> accuweather is tracking a warm-up ahead of a big drop in temperatures this weekend. going live outside sky 6 hd showing you it's view of the ben franklin parkway from our camera here at city hall. we started the day with cloudy skies and a few showers and conditions are turning mild. meteorologist, karen rogers, in for david murphy with a check of the forecast. >> that is right. we have scattered showers through some of your morning commute. stormtracker 6 live double scan showing we are dry over our area, and seeing showers and thunderstorms firing up far out to the north and west. and that is impacting united states later on tonight and much of the daytime it's dry and on satellite 6 along with action radar we sure have a lot acloud cover and we get breaks in the clouds and temperatures are responding to that. lets look at the numbers, right now, cloudy in quakertown and reading and allentown and temperatures are in the low 60s and mostly sunny skies right now in coatesville and 72 and mostly sunny in malvern and 70 and
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partly sunny in philadelphia and suburbs in new jersey it took longer for the showers to clear here but a good amount of cloud cover. 63 in browns mills and 72 in vine lan and 67 in dover, delaware. the numbers really responding. we are getting up there today nearly 10 degrees above average and 75 is your high at 4:00 and you'll see clouds and sunny breaks at 5:00, 75 still holding at that way mix of clouds and sun and 6:00, 73 and the next few days. a few more sporty showers and thunderstorms and the next round later on tonight and clouds and sunshine on both days and warm temperatures. temperatures in the upper 70s and cooler for the weekend, we are tracking the cool down coming up in the seven-day forecast in a few minutes. >> karen thank you. >> you can get the seven-day forecast and check stormtracker
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6 live double scan raise arnie time and follow our team all day long for updates. the trump administration is trying to keep up with a number of foreign policy challenges and the white house is promising to keep president trump's pledge to review the iran nuclear deal. kenneth moton has the latest from washington. >> reporter: u.s. adversary, are trying to see if they are trying to deescalate orphan the flame but that comes as the nations are testing the new president. the test is trump's foreign policy met with tough talk. >> iran is the world's leading state sponsor of terrorism. >> this is the fail approach of the past that brought us to the imminent threat we face from north korea. >> weeks ago tillerson told congress that he is holding up
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his end of the agreement. former iranian president, mahmoud ahmadinejad is running again. vice president pence in indonesia on his tour of asia saying this they stand against the ready against north korea. the biggest threat we face is the rise of terrorism. egypt today and then israel. the trump administration taking on a number of provocations, this week russian bombers intercepted just 35 miles off the coast of alaska. the chief correspondent on russia's possible motives. >> saying we are here and still strong and we can come off the coast of alaska. >> and mattis, the joint chiefs of staff are expected to brief senators on capitol hill next
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week. kenneth moton channel 6 "action news." >> still to come on "action news" at noon, an airline passenger attacked a pilot of his plane and the reason the thing got physical after the flight landed and authorities arrested the thieves that drove a truck into a florida gun shop. and karen rogers has your seven-day forecast when "action news" comes right back.
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two teengers are facing armed burglary charges in connection with a smash and grab at a florida gun shop. earlier this month they crashed into the front of a store before raiding the cases inside. officials say more arrests are expected. new security measures at the white house, the secret service is restricting access to the sidewalk along the southern fence to reduce security breaches. including several scares including a man named jonathan tran, he scaled the fence and walked the grounds for 15 minutes. and the new restriction is said to not block the view or prevent them from taking pictures of it. >> it extended to the kansas airport where it was caught on tape. the man in blue identified as
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edward foster allegedly assaulted the man in front of him a pilot flying as a pence. in flight foster complained that the pilot took up too much room and was room. and when he tried to take a picture of his badge the pry lot resisted and foster shoved him. the pilot fell over luggage and walked away. he is now charged with assault. >> the scary incident left the tower hanging over an expressway over the philippines yesterday and some drivers were stranded. fire investigators believe that the blaze spread from a nearby home and weakened the tower's foundation, two astronauts took off from the international space station today including an american making his first trip into space. >> the engines firing and building up to flight speed and lift off. jack fisher and -- on their way to the international space
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station. >> a capsule carrying nasa astronaut jack fisher and a russian crew member successfully launched from kazakhstan. they docked this morning and they are scheduled to return to earth in september. coming up this noon sleep experts are calling on schools to start later in the morning. we'll tell you what time they are recommending and a retired senior is helping military members and others that get separated from their pets. no matter how dusty the room
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apple is getting ready to launch three new phones as the company celebrates the anniversary of the first iphone. we could see upgraded versions of the current iphones and a hand set. with a new type of screen with curved glass and stainless steel materials. health check this noon officials are recommending a later school start time. middle and high school classes should start no earlier than 8:30 in the morning, having many benefits like attendance and academic performance. and emergencies and military
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deployments can disrupt our relationship with our pets and the story of a retired senior trying to save the relationships despite challenging circumstances. >> reporter: after 30 years at a real estate and business manager buzz miller had the is that all there is moment? and decided it would be different. >> i said to my wife i don't want to do this anymore. i know what i want to do. i am all about the human-animal bond. >> and buzz found a place for animals to provide foster care for those in the military and other situations. >> i can't stand the thought of a young military person going over to afghanistan or fighting isis and they have to give up their animal. >> the service provides peace of mind for animals and benefits the families that foster the
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animal. >> i love it because you are helping someone. i tell them every day they are baby sitters and they are thrilled to death when they are able to help. when they see the reunion it's worth every tear. >> and great for scenee seniors >> the best relationships we have are 55 on and they know where they are going in life and they want to help someone else. >> they provide resources for foster families and maintain a relationship through the progress. >> we message each other and facebook and give pictures and videos just to see how everyone is doing. >> a win win for everybody involved. >> i am grateful. bandit pretty much saved my life when i got home. i was stuck and i am grateful for this. the "action news" team is out working on news stories for tonight start agent 4:00.
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it's thursday and that means that adam joseph is on another spring adventure and will check out digger land in west berlin. and six flags will take thrill seekers to a new level. and the ride preying on two of people's biggest fears. and karen rogers has your seven-day forecast when "action news" comes right back.
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there is more to donate time with mom and dad. the chester county community charter school held their doughnuts for dads event. they got to spend time with dads, grandfathers and uncles
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and male guardians it's a way for the students to say thank you for their support. here to talk about donuts. the accuweather forecast. >> that is right. >> nice out there and getting warmer? >> we are seeing sunshine out there. it looks earlier like we would not see the sun until the afternoon but it came in earlier and temperatures are responding to that. let look at stormtracker 6 live double scan and you can see we are now dry through the area and that last shower scooted off of cape may from the early morning hours where the showers moved west to east. chopper 6 hd is doing a little flying and that conshohocken as you well know. and you can see a lot of clouds were out there this morning and now seeing sunshine and starting to look better. the number is 66 degrees right now in philadelphia. and the dew point 55 and pressure 30.08 inches and the winds are southerly drawing up the mild air from the south and
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only a 6 miles per hour breeze and 52 currently the ocean temperature. this morning 10 degrees warmer the last couple of mornings. and 54 in philadelphia felt good, and despite the clouds this morning. 52 in allentown and 56 in millville. going mild still, 66 degrees above our average high for this date. that is 65, 64 in allentown and 67 in reading and 68 in wilmington and 70 in millville and 73 right now in atlantic city. so in areas where you get the sunny breaks the temperatures are quickly responding to that. satellite 6 along with action radar showing we are in and out of the clouds out here today and we'll see a good amount of sunshine for the next few hours mixing with the clouds and that sun was able to mix through. and there are the showers scooting through and we see showers out to the west. they get heavy rain in buffalo and pittsburgh and they move through and come through for us later on tonight in the form of
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a spotty shower or thunderstorm. not a lot of precipitation, the low 70s at 2:00 and then 75 at 6:00 and 69 at 8:00 p.m. and 10:00, 62 degrees. overnight tonight and into tomorrow a chance of a shower or thunderstorm. you'll see some thermometers his 76 or 77 and tomorrow a high of 80. it stays warm and we are watching for a spotty storm tonight and tomorrow. this is a look at 9:30 tonight and the best chance is really north and west and we see clusters of showers or some heavy thunderstorms might be developing and may hear a rumble of thunder. and at mid tight tonight a rumble of thunder still and some of that could come through your morning commute and this model shows pretty dry and a couple of showers around and another chance for showers tomorrow afternoon. not a lot of precipitation today
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and tomorrow. just spotty showers here or there. and we are talking mild temperatures, 75 is your high today and warmer and clouds and sun and still warm tomorrow with a thundershower in spots and 78 and sunshine fades behind clouds and 66 and rain saturday night into sunday, we'll have to see now how much rain we get on sunday and some models suggesting that the rain stays to the south and sunday how much rain is in question. 58 if we get the rain and it stays cooler and monday clouds to sunshine and milder and 66 and tuesday nice and sunny and 66 and wednesday turning warmer and 71 degrees, you see the trend as we start next week much different and not unsettled at all and nice and sunny and warming up early next week. >> thank you karen. there is more ahead in the next half our of "action news" at noon. marijuana is illegal on the federal level, the latest issue to change that. and what richard simmons says
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latest from the camden courtroom and a man claims he was unfairly deported by the u.s. and the twist in the case. and now the deadly shooting in newcastle county, delaware, a suspect was shot and killed by police after a chase, crash and confrontation. vernon odom is live outside of the newcastle county headquarters with the latest. >> reporter: good afternoon sara, police have still not released the name of the suspect shot and killed yesterday afternoon after a wild chase and confrontation, no details are form coming so far either as to whether he was armed. the man was shot and killed by newcastle county police after a wild vehicle chase through wilmington and the chase started at 24th and market in the early afternoon and police attempted to stop him there but he fled in a car and they chased him for several miles and a police car


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