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"action news" delaware valley's leading news program. with rick williams, sara bloomquist, and meteorologist, david murphy.
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good afternoon sara is off we begin this noon with breaking news. disturbing charges against a youth ice hockey coach who worked at arenas across our area. that he had sexual contact with minors in new jersey and delaware and coaches students in pennsylvania and investigators fear there could be more victims. gray hall is live in woodbury where they announced the details in this case. >> reporter: as you mentioned. these are serious and disturbing allegations. police announced the arrest after a nine month investigation, some of these cases date back to the 1980s, here is the suspect again. he is 55-year-old walter ferdinand he coached youth ice homy teams and hosted clinics and that he had sexual contact with a boy in depford, new jersey, in 1994, and is facing
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charges against the 12-year-old boy in the summer of 1994, and that it took place in the usct'. and charged with nine counts of unlawful contact in newcastle, delaware and they say there is at least two victims in their case. they say he coached hockey and conducted the skating clinics in knowledge, pennsylvania, delaware and new york and coached in vermont. locally he held clinics at the ice arena in washington township. just moments ago the prosecutor discussed the case involving the victim in new jersey. >> diverse states in 1994 with a minor 12 at the time. the defendant committed the crime of sexual contact but touching an intimate time of the victim's body for sexual
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gratification, these were committed in the defendant's apartment in depford township, new jersey. where he lived in the 1990s. the victim played in a hockey league that the suspect coached. >> the big concern here is that there could be more victims out there. police want to hear from you if you think you may be a victim. you are urged to contact authorities. we'll bring you updates on "action news" throughout the day. live in woodbury, new jersey, gray hall, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. we are also following new developments from clayton, new jersey, where police identified a man found dead overnight and his death is ruled a homicide. 33-year-old kenneth mosley was shot inside of his girlfriend's home. and they believed he approached an open door and there was open
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fire. the prosecutors office is now handabling the investigation. we have an update to a tragic story we brought you last night at 11:00. police say that a woman and her 6-year-old son found dead if their apartment in delaware county were stabbed multiple times. jeanette reyes is live at the scene in maple shade with the latest. >> reporter: well, burlington county prosecutors tell us minutes ago they are looking into these deaths as homicides. that is how they are investigating it moving forward. "action news" spoke to a friend of the family and shared with me the moment the husband walked in on the bodies of his wife and son. >> cops came flying in and then up all night watching that -- >> officials except much of the morning tight-lipped about the circumstances around the death of his wife and son and then the
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burlington county prosecutors office. confirmed that the mother and son were stabbed multiple times in their apartment. the frantic call came thursday evening from the distraught husband who discovered the bodies. a friend of the family told "action news" that the young indian couple both software engineers moved from india a few years ago. they work for an organization that serves indians in crisis. >> there were policies to help people. so know they don't have any other family members here. the father was on the end of the assistance he often provides other families. in distress and in shock he shared what he found. >> he couldn't find his wife and
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son. and then he called honey, and his son and he didn't answer, he opened the bedroom and found those two people like that. blood everywhere. >> and officials want to be clear that there is no indication that this is a hate crime but the investigation continues. reporting live in burlington county, jeanette reyes, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. in other news, at least one person was rushed to the hospital following a violent assault in montgomery county, authorities say that the person was interested on the 800 block of norris street. they are not releasing details about the nature of the attack or the extent of the injuries. investigators in delaware county are trying to find the cause of this house fire that chased a family from their home and injured two people overnight. this was the scene just after 4:30 a.m. on shoe brook lane in as ton, they found billowing
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smoke and flames coming from the garage. the occupant of the home was injured. once again the cause of the fire is under investigation. accuweather has been tracking rainn this friday. but the sun is expected to make an appearance later this afternoon. sky 6 hd looking live at center city at lunch time where conditions are turning milder ahead of tomorrow's big warm-up. meteorologist, david murphy, is here fow with a check of the friday forecast. happy friday david. >> happy friday to you too david. we have showers scooting through the region and they are pushing to the east and falling apart south of baltimore and cape may and lewes, delaware. you see blue in the poconos and we'll talk about that, it comes up clearly on the wide view of satellite and radar. and freezing range in the susquehanna valley earlier this morning and a bit more in the poconos. and even now we are still under
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a winter weather advisory for another hour in the pocono counties for possible freezing rain and temperatures in those areas still rather cold. you see below freezing temperatures officially in mt. pocono. and in philadelphia the flow is kicking in. 48 in the city and 49 in wilmington and 50 in dover. winds are not all that strong. well they have picked up to 22 but not horrific. a little blustery out there but they probably fall and die back a bit over the rest of the day. and we are look at temperatures swinging on up and go to average and better than yesterday through the afternoon. 2:00, 53 and 55 is your high at 4:00 and then we only slowly settle to 52 by 10:00. a nice evening to head out and see a movie or grab dinner. rick, we come back inside we are looking at that big warm-up for the weekend.
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saturday looks great and sunday a little cooler and damp, i'll have the details coming up. >> thank you. in washington, a make or break vote on the gop health cache bill is expected to take place in the house. the american health care act is pushed by house speaker, paul ryan and the administration despite criticism from moderate republicans own 56 of americans approve of the bill when asked what he would do if it fails, president trump shrugged and said we have to see what happens. >> and now determining the result of a special election for the 197th house district. the board of elections reported that a write-in candidate won with nearly 93%. today officials are tallying which names were written but the final results will not be announced until wednesday. it was held by leslie acosta but
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resigned after being charged in an embezzlement scheme. still to come on "action news" at noon, we are learning new information about an incident involving two trains at penn station in new york city. and a high school hero, a teenager saves his classmate from choking inside of the school cafeteria. and david murphy is back with a closer look at the accuweather forecast.
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authorities in london say that the 52-year-old suspect behind this week's terror attack there was born in the uk under a different name. police say that he was born adrian russel ajau. and was shot to death by police after he drove his car into a crowd on wednesday and stabbed a police officer outside of parliament. four people were killed including the police officer including one american. and nine other people suspected of planning the attack are now in police custody. service along the new jersey transit is suspended at penn station in new york after an amtrak rain derailed during the morning rush, it apparently clipped a new jersey transit train in the derailment and
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service is suspended out of manhattan as a result. two people received minor injuries. police in washington, d.c. are trying to calm fears after a number of black teenage girls were reported missing over the course of just three days. police tweeted information about the cases that do not appear to be related and hundreds of concerned residents met to see if it meant a disturbing spike in crime and police said the number has not gone up. and efforts by the d.c. police department says equal awareness for all missing persons police cases. >> i implements a process to make sure that all missing persons get the same level of police officer and media attention. >> four girls were named missing in their initial tweet are since located but the search continues for the other four.
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president trump says it's a great day for american jobs, they issued a permit to build the keystone pipeline. it clears the way for the $8 billion for the project. and issues in another era of energy policy and stops the dependency on foreign oil. well, a quick thinking teenager in wisconsin saved his choking friend, and it's all caught on camera in a high school cafeteria. will was eating and food got stuck in think throat. watch at ian brown calmly walked over to olson and performed the heimlich maneuver. the food dislodged and he could breathe again. >> he learned as part of an
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explorers program. >> i wanted to be a police officer and that is what they trained me to do, and i was told to do. >> i was thankful ian had the training to do what he did. will plans to learn the heimlich maneuver as well. >> still ahead on "action news" at noon, say new stud says that birth control pills can prevent cancer. and find out how to help them get there. when "action news" comes right back. a dvt in my leg. i had to learn all i could to help protect myself. my doctor and i choose xarelto® xarelto®... to help keep me protected. xarelto® is a latest-generation blood thinner... ...that's proven to treat and reduce the risk of dvt and pe blood clots from happening again. in clinical studies, almost 98% of patients on xarelto®
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two astronauts are venturing outside of the international space station. american sean kimbro and a french astronaut are preparing the station for a new docking ring and once connected it will allow spacecraft to park there in the future. the space walk is expected to last to more hours. and they want to cram in a few more before sean kimbro returns in a few months. and they say that is some birth control can prevent some women's cancers. researchers followed 46,000 women for up to 44 years and found that women that took the pill had a lower risk of ovarian and coal food banks throughout the
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t the tri-state area say they made it through winter because of the generosity of our station. bernie prazenica presented the checks. and in addition to the money 138,000 pounds of food were collected as well. they are thankful for the help and remind everyone they welcome donations year round. the "action news" team sought working on news stories for tonight at 4:00. alicia vitarelli is live in the newsroom with a preview. >> happy freebie friday. what better way to celebrate national cheesesteak day than with a free cheesesteak. tony lukes is giving them away for free until 6:00. and we'll also tell you where to get a free gelato to go with it.
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finalist in the 2017 international big band competition, the first jazz band in the u.s. to make the cut. and knew looking to get to the netherlands in june. we put a link on our website at if you would like to help them get there. good luck to them. >> no kidding. >> david murphy has the forecast tomorrow looks like a winner. >> yes, and stormtracker 6 live double scan shows us we are dry across the region at this point. if i go in closer on the northern suburbs it's just light rain highlighted in lighter shades of green southeast of allentown and a sprinkle in top county. heading outside we at city hall. and we are looking down the parkway there and the flags blowing around just a little bit as there is a bit of a breeze .
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48 degrees is the temperature and we have improved over the morning when we started at the freezing markwinds south southw miles per hour and most winds are under that. 42 degrees in allentown and 41 in reading, upper 40s from trenton to wilmington and 47 in millville and 45 in cape may. future tracker 6 showing you that whatever rain is out there won't be out there for long. as we go later into the afternoon the cloud cover breaks up and we return sunshine into play. and milder today too. up in the lehigh valley 46 degrees and clouds and sun and showers up there and they af pu east to allentown and the shore 52 degrees and never got rain as far south as the shore and clouds mixing with sun in the afternoon hours and a bit on the breezy side with winds 1 miles per hour and a high of 55 above yesterday and also much
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closer to average, for the evening commute it may be colder to get the heater on. 52 by 4:00 that is your high and notice the numbers don't tumble tonight. even as you head out at 7:00 this evening. things don't look bad. if you want to do dinnerp a movie, not bad weather, jacket and coat and breezy and the temperatures are holding in the low 50s00 a tonight. overnight it looks like we settle on or about 50. milder air comes in on the southerly wind. winds are light 6 to 12 miles per hour. and we only dip to 50 and then tomorrow with the frontal boundary sitting to the north. it looks like the southerly flow continues to kick in and a high of 72 degrees. it's not bright blue skies and milky high cloud cover and at the shore heading down to pick out the vacation rental. take a jacket at the shore only mid to upper 50s and some areas looking pretty darn warm and sunday a back door front that
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slides out of the direction of new england and that gets past us and cloudier and high of 53. and rain and drizzle at times. showers north and west are getting out of here and milder with a high of 55 today and 72 tomorrow with a chance of rain and drizzle and on monday mostly cloudy and damp and 67 in we get the front back out to the north and if it stalls low 60s and still unsettled. by the time we get to wednesday it looks like we are drying out. >> thank you. the young panda that recently moved from washington, d.c. to china is being introduced to her new home, a crowd of onlookers looked as bao bao sees her new home. she was living in washington, d.c. until last month and returned to china to take part in a breeding program. there is more ahead next on
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"action news" at 12:30, efforts to save a dog from a burning home were caught on camera. and another rescue this time for a worker left dangling 12 stories off the grown in florida.
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"action news" continues at 12:30. >> hello sara is off. here are the stories we are following for you on "action
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news" at 12:30. he is serving up to 30 years in prison for sexually abusing young boys but jerry sandusky is in court asking for a new trial. and a philadelphia police officer is charged with animal cruelty and out of a job. officials say he left his dog for dead. >> jerry sandusky is back in court to make an appeal, and they went for a new judge in a centre county court to get a new trial. and the former assistant football coach from penn state is appealing his sentence for sexually abusing young boys. >> reporter: appellate attorneys spent the morning hammering away at jerry sandusky's former lead defense attorney trying to prove that the coach


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