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and employees locked in the freezer and the manager forced to open the safe. >> the police are asking for the public's help in this crime. they have recovered a knife that was used in this crime and they have also recovered what is i guess you call the initial getaway car. the victims dock a routine shutdown of the restaurant early when boom, in the middle of an armed heist. >> a gun to my head. machete to my throat, told me to be quiet. >> right here at your throat? >> yeah. >> this employee does not want to be identified, one of seven workers repeatedly terrorized by armed night. one employee shocked by a stun gun and others roughed up. >> and took me down to the ground, threatened me and my family. >> and they were doing clean-up and the first worker confronted exiting the backdoor. >> approached by three to five
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hispanic or black males wearing ski masks. they had a hand gun, stun gun and large butcher-style knife. >> and they focused on the code to open the safe. >> tell us one thing and one thing only, they asked who the manager was and wanted the money in the safe. >> the police have not said how much money was taken. we are told it was in excess of $10,000. and the bar management had no comment. finally, the thieves stole this bright yellow mustang from one of the workers dumped in the 3000 block of gary road in northeast philadelphia. police are hoping that someone -- >> heard or saw the car in the area and saw the males exit the vehicle. maybe provide us with what house they went to, what direction they went. maybe they dropped some items in the area. >> or whether they got into another car. >> yes, there would be another car there. >> and the lieutenant says it is possible one of the robbers here is either named or goes by the
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name of taz, t-a-z, if that rings a bell they would love to hear from you. john rawlins channel 6 news." >> thank you. the police also looking for a man they believe is it behind 14 business robberies in northeast philadelphia. these crimes started back in august. the latest happened this morning. surveillance videos shows different in each crime. and fortunately nobody hurt in either of the crimes. our coverage continues on there up find full details about every robbery in the case. also see more than a dozen surveillance photos and contact information for philadelphia police. three men under arrest, accused of stealing merchandise from the warehouse. a tip led the police officers to
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the trip and that is where they say they purchased items from migu migu miguel ortiz at a discounted rate. and they led them to a home and they believe the threats occurred over a heard of time. the men arraigned and jail on $75,000 bail. as concerns over ebola and enterovirus d68 grow, officials are stepping up efforts to combat the viruses. and ali gorman joins us live in abington with more on the prevention efforts. hi, ali. >> a doctor evaluated a man for ebola months ago. he had no symptoms but worked in liberia. the state department told him to be screened. that patient was completely cleared, but that is what prompted the doctors here to make a plan. the doctor shows me protocols they have to identify ebola.
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he says all medical centers, big and small, must be prepared. and the mistake made in texas when thomas duncan was first sent home despite having search toms and recent travel from liberia was a huge lesson learned. >> it was a very important lesson and it clearly shows the failure points within our system of being able to capture people who are at-risk and who may be harboring or carrying the ebola virus in our own country. >> now he believes the medical centers are more aware and ready. airports are also on the front lines to control ebola. airports with flights to and from affected areas there screen passengers. at philadelphia international if any travel includes a stop in west africa, travellers are given this informational flyer and questioned about symptoms and possible exposure. if ebola is suspected, the traveller will be moved to the guard an -- station.
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and they are on the look for for enterovirus d68, affecting children across the country and linked to five deaths. saying parents should be on alert the enterovirus d68 starts like the common cold but can progress. >> it can develop to an ammonia-type position, difficulty breathing, shortness of death and muscle weakness or if fatigue. >> and those are signs the child needs to see a health care provider right ray -- away. and the flu can cause sickness and even death but now we have a vaccine for that. the pirnts -- parents much a mercer county boy who died of
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enterovirus. they are giving back. today his dad, andrew, announced the first day in school organization. he is over joyed by the support the foundation already received. >> i am determined to make something good out of this tragedy and the way that happens is with all of your help. >> the fund will provide support for special education students. eli was the youngest of triplets. members of the philadelphia federal ration of teachers protested outside of this school in germantown today days after their contracts were canceled by the school reform commission. the action forces teachers to contribute to their own health care costs. the district says the move will save $54 million the first year. the school district dealing with a drastic short fall. the teachers have been bargaining for a new contract almost two years with no pay raise.
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a convicted double murderer says that he would rather get the death penalty than hear arguments in court trying to share his life. but jurors did hear testimony from both sides today in the sentencing phase of raghu yandamuri. and at the courthouse with more, david? >> yeah, monica. it was an emotionally-wrenching day for the jurors and everybody in the courtroom this afternoon. hearing the anguished words of mr. venna losing his baby girl and mother. and he went to the apartment at lunchtime after his wife was not able to meet his mother by home. satayrathi venna babysitting her granddaughter, satayrathi. and he got there and found his mother dead on the floor and baby missing. and raghu yandamuri a family friend now facing the death penalty after the jury found him guilty yesterday of two counts of first-degree murder.
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the jury is hearing the penalty phase testimony. and venna and his brother testified. and he said he can't trust anyone now and can't sleep with visions of his baby's love and mother's crime scene. >> it is heart breaking in many respects. they have been through so much with this case. it has been two years of dealing with this. and as you might expect, it's going affect people in a dramatic way. >> before the jury was in the courtroom, yandamuri told the judge he didn't want to go through with the penalty phase, saying i would rather take the death penalty. but the judge persuaded him to allow his court-appointed lawyers to try to save his life. >> ultimately the theory is going to be that this was an act that occurred that was terrible and unforgivable but not borne out of an evil person. that he is not the worst of the worst. >> as for his wish for the death
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penalty, yandamuri's lawyer says he is afraid of being victimized in prison and would prefer dead over a lifetime of that. the jury will be back in the courtroom for more testimony on tuesday before making its life or death decision. live in norristown david henry channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. coming up on "action news" tonight, former mob boss joey merlino back in for a patrol violation hearing today. and introducing you to two journalism majors and neither able to see a sporting event. that's ahead in sports. and tracking heavy rain moving through in the overnight hours. details on when it moves out and the rest of your weekend in the accuweather forecast. that and more when "action news" continues in a moment.
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>> former mob boss joey merlino back before a federal judge in philadelphia today. authorities allege he violated his patrol by meeting with other mob members and convicted medicfelons in florida. and he was in prison on racketeering charges and they say he missed the september 6 deadline to revoke his parole. and merlino remains free until a u.s. district judge resides the issue. a $50 million expansion bringing jobs to the dietz &
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watson plant. >> today's groundbreaking in tacony another major step in the family-opened company history founded in philadelphia 75 years ago. the current generation of home-grown executives setting up an environment they long wanted to have. >> we wanted to be together. we wanted everything to be on a campus next here to our processing facility. >> the fire at the main distribution hub, they got in abiding war between philly and jersey and philly winning the prize. and dietz & watson bring prosperity back to their hometown. >> the chance to have a true campus, we will have our kitchens here, distribution center, transportation hub and corporate headquarters all located right here. that's almost too good to be true. >> nearly 700 jobs will be retained here in philadelphia at the processing and packaging plant. more will be coming to philadelphia. and it is a truly a family-run
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business moving towards the fourth generation of leadership. >> bringing 110 jobs back to philadelphia, creating 40, 50 jobs, yeah, definitely impacting and keeping the employees that we had. if we built in new jersey we would move our headquarters over there. >> it is like a big family. our employees stuck with us through the fire, afterwards. all trying to deliver meat all over the country. >> today another milestone in the company's remarkable history. they have a succession plan here they hope will carry the family business at least another 75 years. in tacony, vernon odom channel 6 "action news." a big honor today for 6abc's president and general manager who was inducted into temple university's gallery of success. bernie a proud alove of temple school of media.
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>> having their work cut out this week, here to explain. into a tough one against the giants. getting closer to the big game, michael kendricks no closer to playing. ruled out with a calf injury. and ryans listed as questionable. the players that will play, eagles-giants that's all you need. >> a division game, sunday night. a black sunday thing going and
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that's enough motivation in itself. i think we are ready. they are on a roll, we're on a roll. two division teams with a lot of history, know each other pretty well. it will be a physical game. >> can't wait. to the ice, two games into the season the flyers held an unscheduled team meeting saying it was not to push the panic button. has anyone seen what a panic button looks like? >> not really. >> seeing how to get things back on track. and news that colburn will be out. and the the start they got off to last year, tomorrow they host montreal and a win would be nice. >> we need to win the next game. like you said the schedule we have the next couple of games is against some tough teams. teams that are going to be near the toughest teams this season and it is a great task for us and a great opportunity to beat some good teams and start putting ourselves in a better
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position. take it from me, sports broadcast something fun, satisfying and helps to pay the mortgage. see the game, talk about the game, it seems pretty simple. but what if you cannot see as two temple students show jeff skversky, no problem. >> the eagles right back in the game. >> nick and i have to agree to disagree. >> at first glass they look like any other temple university opportunities broadcasting the weekly sports show. but journalist majors, nick and matthew have never seen a football, let alone a game or even a single play. they were both born without eyes. but their rare condition has not stopped them from pursuing their dream of becoming sports talk hosts. >> it might be tougher than it is for the average person. but it is not impossible. >> people have doubts about what you can do. >> if you can't see it, how are you going to watch the games? how are you going to take notes? how are you going to be prepared on air? >> i say the to be biased right now. >> how do they talk about sports they have never seen?
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>> the seniors rely heavily on the ratedio broadcasts of games listening for details scombh will and search the internet using a program reading it outside. and nick's father would diagram the action. >> and he would draw on my back what the i-formation ises. here is the running back and the quarterbacks. and everyone is seeing the plays and we are reading it getting the same take. >> and four years ago they walked into a campus and pitched an idea. the rest, as you would say, is history. more than 100 episodes later, they are as knowledgeable and as opinionated as the best in the business. >> they need more offense. they need starting pitching and need a closer. >> it is the new general manager. >> nick and matt, childhood friends debating sports since kids. now with this experience they are hoping they will soon get paid for it. >> this is just my opinion.
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>> jeff skversky, channel 6 "action news." >> wow. >> and they picked up a fan in me, i tell you that much. >> absolutely. and cecily tynan with the accuweather forecast for the and cecily tynan with the accuweather forecast for the weekend coming up. i'm tom wolf. these are my parents. we look after each other. but too many seniors have no one. and harrisburg politicians don't seem to care. as governor, i'll create a registry so families can check backgrounds of care providers. and, i'll increase access to home health care, so seniors have the option of staying in their own homes. after all, seniors have earned that right. we certainly have! tom wolf. democrat for governor.
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>> sort of another 50-50 weekend on hand. let's talk about that. >> a reperformance of last weekend, where we had the rain saturday morning. a lot of soccer games saturday morning may be canceled but the afternoon much better. and sunday looking really nice. and even friday night, stormtracker live double scan showing we don't have a lot of rain across the region. we do have a few light showers and they are mainly across south
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jersey right now. hammington right now just dealing with a shower. the garden state parkway a little wet. zooming in closer the steadiest rain across lbi, down to beach haven. a preview of the rain moving through in the overnight hours. the highlights show a 50-50 weekend. the rain will be here for saturday morning, but we will be drying out nicely in time for the eagles' game. this is futuretracker showing how much rain we expect between now and through saturday morning. you can see areas north of philadelphia missing out on the bulk of the rain. allentown a quarter inch, philadelphia getting around an inch of rain. we need the rain. it is a shame it is coming during the weekend though. the good news is, heading to the eagles' game sunday will be a dry day. but there will be a fall chill if you're going to the link, i suggest you bundle up. at 8:30 the kickoff temperature 58 degrees.
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by the fourth quarter dropping down to about 55. in philadelphia it is 60 degrees. the high, 61. that is 8 degrees below normal. so it was definitely a somewhat dreary and cool day. allentown 58. sea isle city 60 and wilmington 59 degrees. satellite 6 along with action radar showing the clouds are here. a little bit of sunshine earlier today, and you can see the light, scattered showers. but then there is a void in the "action news" radar until you get to how. so -- to ohio. most of the even is rain-free. and a few spotty showers are possible especially across southern new jersey and delaware. and it fills in in the overnight hours. unfortunately 8:00 in the morning you see a pretty good coverage of rain and some heavy rain, especially along the i-95 corridor and areas to the south. again like last saturday, by
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about lunchtime the heavy rain moved offshore. still damp and cloudy, but clouds gradually thin out from the northwest to the southeast as we head through the day. and right before sunset we could even see a few peeks of sunshine. and the good news is, once thes system is out of here, high pressure builds in for sunday. still on the cool side, 63 degrees. loads of sunshine. a few high, thin clouds late sunday night. it looks like any showers will be holding off until next week as far as sunday is concerned. the exclusive accuweather forecast, starting damp. and high only 60 degrees, similar to today. sunday, sun mixing with high clouds. and the front difficulties to -- drifting to the north. and possibility of showers, a surge of warm air tuesday.
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76 degrees. tuesday night into wednesday, a cold front flips through, that will bring us showers and thunderstorms on wednesday, 74 degrees. cooling us off back into the 60s thursday. 68 and a mixture of sun and clouds. friday, partly sunny and high of 70 degrees. i have an update on the timing of thes showers on "action news at 11:00" and you can follow me on twitter. >> absolutely, thanks. and the tall ships arrived on the delaware water front. the old seaport festival with a parade of boats. led by the pride of baltimore ii the replica of the 1812 privateer. and including deck and river tours and food trucks and entertainment. and "world news with david muir" next here on channel 6. "action news" continues at 10:00 p.m. on phl 17 with brian taff, shirleen allicot, adam joseph and ducis rodgers. and then, of course, join us for "action news" at 11 on channel 6. for jim gardner, cecily tynan,
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ducis rodgers the entire "action news" team i'm monica malpass. have a good night and a great weekend. ♪
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welcome to "world news tonight." and the flight scares over ebola. the hazmat team rushing on to a flight. and what we've learned about the dallas patient who died of ebola. >> and the terrennsion in the streets. we're in st. louis tonight. the most powerful storm about to hit. six miles wide. american military bases on alert tonight. >> and the nobel prize, given to malala. and diane is here tonight. and our person of the week. so many people talking about