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patrick was last seen on wednesday. there is heavy equipment involved in the search for the four men in solebury township. "action news" reporter trish hartman is there. dann cuellar is live in bensalem township where police are searching another property and have just taken someone into custody. trish, let's begin with you. a lot to talk about. what are these late developments. >> reporter: well, jim, the bucks county district attorney has said this has been like finding needles in a haystack. they're following strong leads and resources from all over bucks county are being used to find these four men officials say they now believe that will foul play is involved. on day two of the exhaustive search for four young men, investigators focused on several locations in solebury township including a field on upper mountain road off of route 202. >> we dedicated a ton of investigative resources there. we're not exactly sure what we
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are going to find there but we're pretty confident that the investigation is proceeding in the direction that we believe that it would. >> reporter: a tented area was set up near a backhoe on the rural property. this is all part of the search for 19-year-old dean finocchiaro of middletown township, 19-year-old jimi patrick of newtown, 22-year-old mark sturgis of pennsburg and 21-year-old tom meo of plumstead. patrick has been missing since wednesday. the other three have been missing since friday. there was also heavy police activity in bensalem today as police searched a house on wayland circle. this all started yesterday when investigators spent hours searching a property on aqua tone road in solebury township, the family of mark sturgis says his car was found in peddler'sville lidge in lahaska. the families of the four missing men are still hoping for a positive outcome.
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>> they're very prayerful anxious and fearful but they maintain some hope. i think that is the position they want to stay in at this point. >> reporter: we learned 20-year-old cosmo dinardo taken from the home on why land circle in bensalem has been charged with possession of a firearm and is being held on $1 million bail. police have not said if dinardo is connected to this missing persons case. the next planned update from the district attorney is set for 11 o'clock tomorrow morning. we're live in solebury township, trish hartman channel6 "action news." jim. >> of course the suggestion is he might be. let's switch live to "action news" reporter dann cuellar in the 9900 block of wayland circle in bensalem. dann, police are focusing on that location looking for some answers to this mystery. >> reporter: that's right, jim. this search continues to expand with authorities now combing through a home here in the 900 block of wayland circle. "action news" has confirmed that the home is owned by
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sandra dinardo. she and her husband also own a farm in solebury that was being searched with heavy equipment by the fbi earlier. and she owns a home in the 2800 block of aqua ton road in solebury that was also being searched on sunday night. for the record, she and her husband have not been named as suspects in the case and authorities would not say if they have questioned their son cosmo in connection with any of this. but "action news" has now learned that cosmo has been taken into custody for an unrelated weapons charge dating back to february. his bail has now been set at $1 million. so, it's apparent authorities don't want him going anywhere while they sort this thing out. and clearly there was a reason why authorities are focusing so much attention on properties owned by the dinardos. authorities say they're not exactly sure what they're going to find here at this home but ostensibly they're looking for any physical and or forensic computer and telecommunication evidence that could shed light on the
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disappearances of these four young men. that's the very latest from here for now live here in bensalem, i'm dann cuellar channel6 "action news." back to you jim. >> thank you dann. our coverage of this story and continues on the 6abc app. we will alert to you any new developments in this case as the investigation continues to unfold. the driver of a pickup truck was killed this afternoon when a huge cargo container crashed onto his vehicle. it happened at the packer marine terminal in south philadelphia. "action news" reporter sarah bloomquist has the story. >> reporter: this was the scene at the packer of a marine terminal shortly after 12:30 this afternoon. officials say a worker operating what's called a top loader or a top pick accidentally knocked a stack of shipping containers. one fell onto a small white pickup truck below. the 52-year-old man inside was pronounced dead at the scene. >> accidents happen so this as far as i know is a accident that happened.
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>> reporter: ray is a longshoreman who declined to give his last name. he says he worked alongside the man who died and the man who was operating the equipment which ray says looks just like this. it lifts and moves the large containers carrying cargo from around the world. >> i knew the gentleman and he was a very good friend friend of mine as far as coming to work every day, seeing him, you know. so, some guys, you know, have different reactions, you know. i had my moment. i've gathered myself a little bit now and it probably will come and go. i won't see him no more. >> reporter: ray told us the man who died was working as a so-called checker moving around the marine terminal counting storage containers and monitoring ongoing operations. in the aftermath of the fatal accident, police, fire and osha responded to the scene. trucks were turned away at the gates as the investigation got under way. >> operator, too, and i was told he started throwing up. he was having -- 'cause i know
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him. he's the type of guy, i got to know him he's very -- family guy, you know, care about people and, um, i don't know how -- i don't know how you recover from something like this. >> reporter: the name of the 52-year-old victim has not yet been released. this pier was closed immediately following the accident. it is expected to open for regular business tomorrow morning. in south philadelphia, i'm sarah bloomquist channel6 "action news". >> now an update to a weekend murder in norristown. investigators charged santiago andre for killing man who robbed him. police say the 29-year-old chased the thief and tripped him on the 200 block of dekalb pike yesterday morning. he allegedly picked up the robber's weapon shot and killed him. that man identified as kristen green. ville fond andre surrendered and was charged with voluntary
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manslaughter. more evidence in the preliminary hearings of 16 penn state students in the dench fraternity pledge timothy piazza. chad pradelli is live in belfont pennsylvania. chad much of the focus today on the texts that fraternity brothers sent to each other during the maelstrom caused by piazza's death. >> reporter: jim, those text messages are troubling. if you listen to the d.a., she says some show the coverup some show the panic that set in with fraternity members. as timothy piazza sought for his life prosecutors say pledge master daniel casey texted his girlfriend it's over. i don't want to go to jail for this. in another text, defendant carry dibile texted a fellow fraternity member it's not the fact that he drank. he drank because we hazed him to, main word being haze. tom kline represents timothy piazza's parents. >> they're and crushed today.
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i spoke with jim piazza on the way from the courthouse to his car and he told me there isn't a moment that goes by in that courtroom that he doesn't think about and miss tim piazza, his son. >> reporter: district attorney stacy parks miller spent part of the day trying to prove an alleged coverup with 16 attorneys defending their clients at times it was testy in the courtroom. william brennan represents joey ems of philadelphia. >> it's the courtroom. it's a battlefield. she's a passionate litigator. i don't -- i don't take anything personal in her approach. >> reporter: former sandusky prosecutor frank fina spent the afternoon cross-examining state college police detective dave scitano. fina asked how many drinks he had on his own and during the infamous gauntlet when pledges
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chugged booze. the detective said he didn't know. >> there is no doubt it is inescapable of tim piazza died as a result of reckless conduct and criminal conduct which caused his life. >> reporter: association day two of this preliminary hearing is over. it will resume tomorrow when it will be over is unclear but once it's done, the judge will decide who goes to trial and on what charges. i'm live in belfont, chad pradelli, channel6 "action news." jim. >> thank you, chad. new jersey governor chris christie's day at the beach did no favors for his approval rating. a new monmouth university poll has the governor's approval holding at 15 percent. 80 percent of new jersey residents disapprove of christie's job in office. 5 percent said we don't know. coming up on "action news" tonight, two local 80-year-old women take to the sky to fulfill a dream and cross off an item on their bucket list.
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and a young man from northeast philadelphia will get a big honor this week at the espy's. cecily. >> a warmup has begun. yesterday's high very comfortable 83 degrees. today 89. the next three days get ready for a heat wave along with a chance of strong storms. i'll have all the details in the accuweather 7-day forecast. >> those stories and o much more when "action news" continues tonight. >> ♪
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struggling. organizers say it is a great character building experience. new at 6:00 tonight, if you are 84 or 85, what would be on your bucket list? chances are it wouldn't be jumping out of a plane. but in the what two feisty young senior citizens did today in perkasie. "action news" reporter jeanette reyes was there. >> it's the most exciting thing i have recently. >> reporter: most people have a bucket list of sorts. something they would like to achieve in their lifetime. who came up with this idea. >> betty. >> reporter: betty you did. >> i did. >> and then i followed through. >> reporter: meet 85-year-old franny lock grandmother of six and 84-year-old bet dee -- betty diaz. >> we're more friendly he was in. we're in the same balance class. it was during that balance class that diaz a former nurse in the air force came up with an idea. >> and she said she'd like to jump out -- i said, oh, yes,
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so would i. >> i just never jumped out of a plane. >> reporter: that idea soon made its way to lisa who is with the well wishes program which helps seniors fulfill their life long dreams. >> if it's something they want to do we encourage them just -- sage just a number. >> reporter: luck's children were presents and supportive though not exactly ecstatic about the idea. they done want to be on camera. >> they're sitting right over there waiting for me to jump. they think i'm crazy. >> you want my cute little butt tucked in. >> reporter: after months of planning,. >> i'm ready. >> reporter: today they took the jump. >> here we go. >> reporter: they admit they don't exactly have a profound lesson or message to send out to others with this latest adventure. >> it's a little scary coming out of the plane but. >> you think you might do that again, though. >> oh, yeah. >> reporter: in fact to them age never really was a factor.
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jumping out of a plane quite simply was something they just wanted to do. >> i like the wind in my hair. >> reporter: reporting in perkasie jeanette reyes channel6 "action news". ♪
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>> the needs did end the first half of the season on a high note. they beat the padres yesterday seven-one. cameron are you's second inning home run was one of six home runs for the phillies in the game. now it's time for a few days to clear their minds. some like the all-star break others say they don't. >> it's kind of a bittersweet thing. it's time to recharge, get your mind right, get back into -- back into the swing of things start over. and then feeling good, i'm getting -- swinging the bat well and getting good pitches to hit and not missing. it's like i i don't want to stop. >> he gave us a scare saturday night but markelle fultz will be okay. last night the sixers top draft pick reiterated that his sprained ankle is not a big deal but he did concede he was worried like the rest of us. >> my ankle just hurting and i was just thinking like can't be over this quick, man, it just started. but i knew once i looked down
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and i just saw i rolled my ankle i knew i was going to be fine because like i said i know we got a great training staff here and then the way i take care of my body i know it's going to be all right. >> fultz was able to do some light shooting during the pregame yesterday. he will stay -- sit out the remainder of the summer league. the sixers expect him to resume full basketball activities one to two weeks. before eagles training camp begins in two weeks that some players have to go through camp carson. carson wentz holding a workout in north dakota for skill position players. better wide out than he's a cameraman. they're bonding in fargo north dakota. among the winners at wimbledon andy murray roger federer and venus williams advanced to the quarterfinals. check out rafael nadal. he's a little too hyped up for his match. that will leigh a mark. i shouldn't laugh. this match goes five sets, lasts four hours 47 minutes.
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muller on the fifth match point finally wins. check out the final score. rafael nadal is out. espies air wednesday night on 6abc. ad h broadcast a local athlete got a huge honor. matthew grasbowski named an honorary winner. he's been part of the special olympics since 2010. he plays multiple sports. he is a part of the organization's athlete leadership team. in that role he says he's not only happy for himself but also his family. >> everybody they all -- they all like me, i'm finally -- they'll know it. it will be a big honor for me. they'll be excited for me, too. >> this is something that's such a once in a lifetime opportunity and the fact we're able to select somebody in philadelphia and someone like matt who is so incredibly deserving the it really sap
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special opportunity and we're so excited and thrilled to be able to award him with that. >> a big congratulations to him. >> thank you. >> coming up on "action news" tonight, the week ahead from accuweather and cecily tynan when we continue in just a moment. >> ♪
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action cam along the beach where the next three days you are going to want to get close to water if you can. that ocean temperature about 70 degrees. feeling really nice. now double scan live showing right now we are rain free. but double scan will be working overtime the next three days as some storms move in. i think the most likely widespread day will be on thursday. the reason why, the increasing heat and humidity. part of it the heat index makes it feel like 89 degrees in philadelphia so it's pretty warm out there. feels like 90 in wilmington, 91 in dover. feels like 84 in allentown. and it feels like 85 at the atlantic city airport. so, this shows how it will feel tomorrow morning. if you want to get outside and exercise, do it early. by 10 o'clock, already feels like 89 degrees and then by 1 o'clock the heat index in the mid to upper 90's. it is going to get uncomfortable and that will be intensifying by thursday. so, satellite6 and action radar showing that we are looking at a complex of some storms across western
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pennsylvania. i think most of this will really fall apart. some of it lifting up to the north so most of the region will be rain free. can't rule out the possibility of an isolated pop-up shower probably north of philadelphia tonight but otherwise it's just warm and sticky night. 74 in philadelphia. allentown 70. cape may 73 and wilmington also 73. so, future tracker showing tomorrow morning 8 o'clock. good amount of sunshine, some fair weather clouds. rain free but as we head into the afternoon, this is when we do get some scattered pop-up downpours. not every weren't will get them. those that do will be looking at heavy rain in a short period of time. future tracker showing we have another round on wednesday and another one on thursday so this is really what to expect the next three days. oppressive humidity. dewpoints around 70 degrees. that's a tropical air mass. any storms, some heavy downpours, also there is a risk that theft some of the storms could have damaging wind gusts, the most active day again on thursday ahead of
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a cold front, that front will end the heat wave but the next three days are going to be tough for a lot of people. this is really when you want to find the air conditioners, make sure your elderly neighbors have a cool place to go. make sure your pets have water, air conditioning. be careful walking them on asphalt. tomorrow the temperature 93. the heat index 98. wednesday 92, the heat index 98 and thursday this is the worst of it, the high 95 degrees. but that heat index climbing up to 104 degrees. that is dangerous heat. so, the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast, we have a heat wave next three days. fourth heat wave of the year. every afternoon we could get some storms. the most widespread will be ob thursday with that cold front. looks like that front kind of lags behind on friday and limps through so that means very unsettled on friday with more downpours. it will be a lot cooler though, 81 degrees, still humid. great timing, though the weekend should be beautiful saturday lowering humidity 86 degrees.
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sunday partly sunny, seasonable, 86 degrees. and monday bumping it up to 87 degrees with the risk of thunderstorms. definitely do that want to take it easy the next three days t heat wave is on the way. stormy weather especially late on thursday. >> thank you, cecily. abc's "world news tonight" with david muir next on channel6. "action news" continues at 10:00 on phl17 with brian taff, sharrie williams, adam joseph and ducis rodgers. then please join us for "action news" at 11:00 here on channel6. for cecily tynan, ducis rodgers 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, major developments. the russian meeting revealed. donald trump jr. now under the microscope after meeting with the russian who he believed had dirt on hillary clinton. did his father know about the meeting and what the white house is now saying tonight. on life support, senate republicans and their plan to repeal and replace obamacare. the protests across the country. americans concerned they are about to lose their coverage. tonight, which republicans have now bowed out. breaking news tonight. the fbi hunting for four young men outside philadelphia who suddenly vanished. penn state and the frat brothers accused of waiting nearly 12 hours before calling for help. the student dying. tonight what has now been reveal. you will see the text messages from inside the house. the bear attack. the teen camp counselor who

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