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antho anthony luciano is charged with assaulting a 17-year-old girl seven years ago. but they worry that he has other victims perhaps many other victims. live in the satellite center is dann cuellar. >> reporter: jim, the attorney general says that it came to hire attention in a teenage chat room, he became engaged in chat with an underaged girl. and that he had real life self you'll contact with a number of minors. arrested is anthony luciani, he stated in an interview he is attracted to younger female, ages 12 to 15 for the last 10 to 12 years and was asked how many children under the age of 18 he
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had sex with. he identified the victim by name, a 14-year-old girl, he drove to her house in berks county. and they found a victim in berks county. and that luciani came to her house in 2010 and had sex with her when her parents were away and she was only 14 years old at the time. >> he was arraigned in boyer town, and charged with two counts of deviant sexual intercourse with a child and unlawful account with a minor and the other victims are unknown to authorities. >> our investigation is activity and ongoing, every case of sexual abuse against a child is terrible and we'll relentlessly pursue every case of sexual abuse against any child in pennsylvania. >> he is held at the montgomery county prison his bail is now set at $1 million, they are urging other potential victims
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to contact the child predator hot line at 385-1044. >> live in the center, dann cuellar, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. this was the scene today one day after the fire attacked a peco substation in the 2600 block of west westmoreland in north philadelphia and at last word 1500 people are still without power. live at the scene is john rawlins tonight. >> the numbers are improving but still not zero. here is the substation here, there were still personnel on the ground assessing the situation and seeing how much damage there was and there seems to be quite a bit of damage on the distribution side of the facility. this is the 3200 block of north 25th street in north philadelphia and folks are waiting for the return of electricity and waiting now, it's been lights out here for
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the last 27 to 2 hours. >> among the questions for the peco workers what went wrong here yesterday and why. yesterday's blaze burn the cables providing power to the nearby streets so those closest to the substation were the last to get power back. they waited in the warm sunshine hoping for restoration before night fall. >> it was dark. no streetlights, you would be surprised. >> it's a temporary fix until other steps can be taken. >> yesterday firefighters had to wait almost three hours to put water on the intense fire and there is a reason, 13,000 volts of electricity was flowing through the burning cables and water can act as an electricity condu conductor. >> there are minerals that can
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interact with the electricity and cause electrocution and harm to those fighting the fire. >> deenergizing a substation of this size is not a simple manner. it had to be interrupted. and once that was confirmed there were more steps to take. we not only remotely opened the switches to stop the flow of electricity at this facility. we confirmed manually at this facility there was no power flowing where the firefighters were about to fight this fire. >> well, back to the numbers, about an hour ago the number was at 2400, as you said jim the latest numbers down to 1500, the truck mounted tractor trailer generators are being switched on as we speak. that is where the improvement is coming from but does not include
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the folks in the 3200 block of north 25th street. they are still in the dark but beak oh says everybody will get their power restored tonight and not giving an exact time. these are now small increments they are improving things on. as they cut the generators in. live in north philadelphia, john rawlins, channel 6 "action news." >> john, thank you. philadelphia police say that a 2-year-old boy was critically injured and his mother seriously hurt when she jumped out of a second story window in north philadelphia. it happened at 10:30 at the 2800 block of diamond street. police say it's unclear if the 36-year-old mother jumped while holding the child or if she threw the child first from the window. police are investigating the incident as an atemmed suicide. and the district attorney says that a reading police officer was indeed justify fire
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department his use of force when he shot and killed a man two weeks ago. michael stout was drunk when he pointed a shotgun at a family having a cookout in their backyard and then when the police told him to drop it he pointed the gun at them. this is international womens day, and in cities across the country, women staged strikes and protests to demonstrate how vital they are to the economy. philadelphia has been the site of a number of events under the umbrella of the day without a woman protest. lets get an update from sara bloomquist live in logan square in center city. >> reporter: well jim, protesters stepped off from here moments ago and we have video as they made their way toward city hall, just a few minutes ago. a couple hundred participants at
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the very least. this is philadelphia's contribution to protests and rallies and across the united states and world to mark international womens day. ♪ ♪ they assembled with their signs this afternoon here on logan square, many took part on the womens march in washington in january and are determined to keep that momentum going, no better day than today national womens day. >> my motto now is that we need to have a revolution and women need to lead it. if we have to turn everything on its head we will. >> it's a great thing to take part in. not think about ourselves in this little box of the united states but what women face all over the world. >> i think we have the heart and you need women in office, who has a heart and really genuinely cares about people. >> earlier today a group that
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typically assembles for tuesdays with toomey, as it's called and gathered outside of his new office in old city and voiced an assortment of things from health care to president trump's supreme court nominee. >> i think it's important to make sure every voice is represented among all the women that work and live here in philadelphia. and i think it's important for all of our elected officials to hear the issues that are most important to them. i don't think you can have hundreds of thousands of people in the street without the folks at the helm of power feeling it. it's incredibly important we stay out here and stay marching. folks are hearing it. in a twitter tweet today senator toomey said that pa women have shaping our countrys did ask ww their economic powerd
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afford to stay home from work and can't afford to pay for child care. this protest starting after 5:00 p.m. making its way through the area in city hall. i'm sara bloomquist, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. a new anonymous threat forced police to evacuate a delaware jewish community this morning? >> the threat was emailed to the siegel jcc in talliville overnight and the content was concerning enough that new cast county and state police evacuated the building before 8:00 this morning and the center reopened at 9:45, this is the fourth threat to the siegel jcc since january. the uss new jersey served in world war ii, korea and vietnam and engineers installed new lighting throughout the ship to help make her more energy efficient and crews will convert the electric heating to natural
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gas and the improvements were proved by a half million dollars grant. and coming up on "action news" a rescue dog returns the favor alerting the owner about a fire sweeping through their home. we'll meet marley the hear oh dog next. and free agency starts tomorrow and big names making a move on figure out a glimpse of what the eagles are doing. sky 6 hd taking a look live at spring mountain ski resort with a second day of temperatures in the 60s and tracking cold air and snow and friday is not the only opportunity. i'll explain in the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast those stories and more when "action news" continues tonight.
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a man from jackson township is alive and well tonight. perhaps only because of the instincts and devos of his dog. this is a real life version of marley and me. nora muchanic has the story. >> jim zimmer of jackson loved his dog marley perhaps now more than ever. jim was fast asleep with his hearing aids out when marley jumped out of his bed to wake him up to let him know a fire was burning in his mobile home. >> i could only see fire, bright fire. >> with the exit blocked by flames they scrambled out the bedroom window. >> just get out the bedroom window, i was able to get it
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open and put him out the best i could and i jumped out. >> jim is convinced that marley saved his life and if he hadn't jumped on the bed to wake him they would not be alive today. >> marley is my hero, it's as simple as that. i knew when i got the dog we were meant to be. >> jim is a disabled carpenter that rescued marley a lab mix. now repaid the favor by rescuing him. he just returned it tenfold. and i gave him steak the next night. >> as relatives helped to s salvage what was burned if the fire. >> it's a dog that comes by once in a while you are blown away by how good he is. it's a miracle. >> while jim gets his life reorganized and he is living in a hotel and marley is living
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with his daughter and can't wait to be under the same roof with his loyal best friend that saved his life. nora muchanic, channel 6 "action news." budding scientists showcase research at collegeville. more than 100 students took part in the 16th annual science competition. they will go on to the finals next month and vie for $3 million in scholarships and awards.
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every eagles fan knows that the eagles have to upgrade their roster and can start doing that tomorrow and they will upgrade around carson wentz whether it started tomorrow. and the eagles have only $6.2 million to play with right now and they need to trade, release or rethrush a player's contract
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or two to free up more cap space. the biggest name to get cut. cowboys quarterback tony romo, he will be cut tomorrow at 4:00. according to espn, the 36-year-old romo spend all 13 seasons in dallas and thrown more interceptions against the eagles than any other team and the giants sign veteran receiver brandon marshall that will be texased up with o'dell beckham jr. more reason the eagles need to improve the corner back spot and of course with next month's draft on the parkway one player the eagles should keep an eye on is temple's has an reading. >> it was quite a sight. more than 40 scouts on hand for temple's pro day. 14 owls participated. all eyes were on reading. he killed it at the combine last week running a 4.25, 40 and
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hearing his name as a possible draft pick. >> like my heard work is recognized and great to think that people think highly of me. >> reddick's story is a fairly tail had two major injuries in high school and walked on as a defensive back and will almost certainly play on sundays next year. >> to be here, people don't understand how much hard work is put into this, i believe i'm the hardest working player in the draft and that will continue into the next level. >> the draft is right here in philadelphia 50 days from today. a stones throw from camden, new jersey, where reddick grew up. he imagines himself called on the very first night. >> to be drafted close to home 15 minutes away, i know the city will be behind me and my city will be behind me like a dream
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come true. i'm living in the dream and don't have to wake up yet. >> in north philadelphia, jaime apody, channel 6 "action news." >> temple made. villanova star josh hart is named big ten player of the year. and finalist for national player of the year. and hart and the villanova wildcats are headed to new york for the big east tournament. nova the second ranked team will play st. johns and they will get their best effort in the big apple. >> every team is fresh and feeling hungry about their opportunity. no matter what we did in the regular season we have to feel just as hungry and just have to anticipate the opportunity just as much. can't feel like we accomplished anything. the flyers are gearing up for a big one tomorrow. they are in toronto against one of the teams they are facing flyers are employee places out.
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and jeremy sellson looks goofy in the third and his longest start of the spring, phillies lose 3-2. and heldic son expected to be the starter in cincinnati. >> thank you jeff. cecily tynan with the accuweather forecast. i'm not sure you'll want to take that.
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late word from cecily tynan one more dry day and the weather
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changes dramatically. we are live at sky 6 hd our temple university camera. the sunsetting at 6:10 tonight and sunday 7:05 for the first day of daylight saving time. that is the sign we are heading towards spring and it felt like it the past few days, yesterday's high 67 and the average high is 50 degrees and today 64 and holding at 61 if philadelphia and the same in wilmington. and allentown mild and cape may with the wind off the ocean cooler with a temperature of 50 degrees. satellite 6 along with action radar shows a series of morning rain, and the second one brought us wind and they are both off the coast and high pressure is building in and that means a quiet night and clear and on the breezy side and not as windy as earlier today. wind gusts up to 50 miles per hour.
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37 degrees if the cooler suburbs, 45 for center city. tomorrow is another nice day high pressure is over us and brings us lots of sunshine and temperatures hitting the low 60s and then things change dramatically on friday, an arctic boundary moving in and a short wave and this pulls in cold air and high of 42 pulling in moisture friday morning in the form of rain and snow. and that opens the door for a cold weekend, this weekend will actually be colder than last weekend. so future tracker 6 showing friday the snow and rain it's not really the amount it's the fact that it's arriving during the morning commute. around 5:00 we see snow breaking out and the poconos and lehigh valley and northern berks county and northern lancaster county. it moves to the south and philadelphia could begin briefly as rain before a change over to snow and rain in extreme
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southern new jersey and 8:30 some intense moving off quickly by midmorning, a heavy wet snow that mixes south and east of philadelphia and coming off three days of temperatures in the 60s. so that means with the warm ground, roads are wet, as far as accumulation on none paved surfaces, a coating to an inch in philadelphia. and the problem is the visibility reduced any time you have something falling from the sky during a commute that slows things down. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast tomorrow a day like today breezy and windy and friday the morning snow and rain mix. 42 degrees and the weekend 33 on saturday and windchills in the teens and 20s and daylight savings time beginning early sun morning and sunday is cold partly sunny and dry. 35 degrees and we stay cold on monday. and tuesday all the computer models are indicating the potential for a big nor'easter
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as far as this point the track is up in the air and this is the period to watch. 39 is the high on tuesday and wednesday sun mixing with clouds and a high of 41, have to take the storms one at a time. and the detailed snow accumulation map coming up tonight on "action news" at 11:00. >> nor'easter? >> possibly potentially. six days in advance things can change. >> it could be awful. thank you cecily. athletes at the top of their game are sometimes -- we'll do that story at 11:00 -- is that right? world news is with david muir is next on channel 6 and "action news" continues at 10:00 on phl 17, for the entire "action news" team i'm jim gardner we hope you'll join us at 11:00.
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tonight, the deadly apartment fire. the plane off the runway. damaging winds fueling it all. several dead at the apartment complex. the passenger jet boarding takeoff, and the race to get families out of wildfires. the new track tonight for the damaging winds now moving east. the fbi and the urgent hunt tonight. who gave the cia secrets to wikileaks and now the world? how the cia can break into phone, ipads and tvs. what you should know about your phone and tv at home. the revolt within. republicans not seeing eye to eye tonight over the replacement for obamacare. and this evening, the american medical association and aarp now arguing the new plan is no good. the deadly collision. that train and tour bus, and an


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