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valley's leading news program. with meteorologist melissa magee, jeff skversky and walter pere perez. saturday night, i'm walter perez, veterans from new jersey travel to our nation's capitol to see the war memorial dedicated to the service. the suspect in the stabbing of a city councilman turns himself in. the big story on action news is developing news out of delaware county where a toddler
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is dead after shooting himself before 3:30 this afternoon at a home in chester township. action news report bob brooks is live at the scene with the details. bob? >> reporter: walter, such a tragedy, our thoughts's prayers go out to this little boy's family and friends. behind me here, the home where it happened, it's on the corner of green and beth, we just spoke with a chester township councilman who spoke with police. he's been told that the gun that the toddler found was just laying under a bed. let's take a look and listen. >> facts of evidence just been friday the home, family said it's where a young boy have passed away. just a few hours ago, his body removed by the medical examiner's office. at tragic scene. according to family, the one that could have been avoided. we're told by the boy's great uncle he somehow found a gun in the home. the young boy would accidently fatal the wound himself. >> you can't confirm that a 2-year-old found a gun in the home and fatal the wounded himself
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>> that's what the police are telling me. i can't really believe that a gun would be accessible to a 2-year-old without being told a gun was under the bed. i can't believe that a child would be able to gain access to it. >> reporter: again, the big question is how in the world did this little boy get access to that gun? questions we're going to be looking to get answers from this evening. stay with us for those details. reporting live in chester township, bob brooks, channel 6 action news. walter >> thank you for those detail police made an arrest in the stabbing of city councilman david o, suspect turned himself in still despite that, the suspect says he didn't do it. action news reporter trish hartman is live with southwest detectives with details. >> reporter: walter, shawn turned himself in at southwest detectives this morning, still being processed here right now and speaking with police, he
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faces charges in connection with the stabbing of city councilman david o >> 24-year-old shawn yard came to the accidepleadings aft photo was released in connection with the stabbing >> he denies the allegations and we'll what the evidence shows. >> reporter: yard berry stepfather said this is a case of mistaken identity. he faces charges of attempted robbery and murder after o was stabbed in front of his home in the 5800 block of thomas avenue wednesday night >> i was so worried about you. we caught up with councilman o outside of his home where friends were stopping by to say hello. relieved that a suspect is in custody. >> i'm glad he turned himself in, because that means nobody got hurt. and that he's cooperating. number two. that the public is safer >> oh said he spent a
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significant amount of time looking at and talking to the suspect and picked his photograph out of a lineup >> that's him >> we spoke with o's neighbor who said he saw the attack happening and says this latest development is a relief >> it could have been me. i have -- i have my children, i'm a foster parent of five, i'm a single parent. i come late. i don't want anybody coming up on me like that. >> reporter: a councilman oh said he's feeling well and made appearances at multiple events days after having emergency surgery. yarberry has not been formally arraigned yet. no word when it could happen. reporting live at southwest detectives, trish heartman. breaking news out of london, the london bridge has been shut down, there are reports that a van hit a number of pedestrians. a bbc reporter was on the bridge at the time and he said the van was traveling upwards of 50
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miles per hour. there are also unconfirmed reports that several people have been stabbed. this is a developing story. as soon as we get more information, we will pass it along to you. police in delaware county are investigating an accident that ended with a woman killed in marple township. it happened right around 6:00 a.m. along the 600 block of south central avenue. investigators say the victim was walking along the road when she was struck by a car. she was pronounced dead at the scene, the driver did stop. no word that the driver faces any charges. a firefighter was injured during a fire overnight in camden. the action cam on the scene at 10th and thurmond streets before 4:00 a.m. crews arrived to find heavy flames rising from the first floor of that home. a firefighter was taken to cooper to be treated for minor injuries. the reward is now up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of a man accused of punching a disabled man. this is 29-year-old barry baker and police say he's the man who
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hit a person with cerebral palsy in front of a 7-eleven in west chester last month. facing a simple assault charge and parole violation. it shows the suspect mocking the man as he walked into the store. the suspect punched him in the face. four people are being connection in connection with a drug raid in east norriton earlier. this was the scene at a home this morning, undercover officers conducted a sting operation here at about 7:00 a.m. they say they discovered add drug operation in the basement of that home, but did not yet said what type of drugs or materials they found. a bomb squad along with a bomb removing robot also responded to the scene removing a jar filled with an unknown liquid. moving on to the accu weather forecast. after morning rain, turned into a lovely spring day. meteorologist melissa magee with the first check of the accu weather forecast >> we had the clouds and showers popping up across the delaware
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and lehigh valleys, but plenty of sunshine later this afternoon, we did take a slight dip in temperature, wednesday a high of 80, 82 high thursday. yesterday, we maxed out at 80 in philadelphia. today, not bad and it's 76 and it did turn out to be a pleasant afternoon. here's satellite 6 along with action radar. you can see the rain and showers earlier today with the disturbance that dipped down to the southeast. the showers are off shore. we're tapping into a northwesterly wind, we got a mostly clear sky and sunny conditions for rest of the early evening. if you're stepping out. it's clear and comfortable. 7:00 p.m. lower 70's, 72 at 8:00. 69 underneath a mostly clear sky at 9.p.m. 10:00 still clear and drive, 65 at 11:00. talk buy what we can expect. clear, quiet for the rest of tonight. sun to start the day, clouds will be rolling in as we get into sunday afternoon. it will be turning unsettled late sunday and into monday with
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a threat of more showers and storms. so if you're at the shorecast city or poconos, we got you covered. tomorrow at the shore, 72 partly sunny, the majority of the day dry, same thing city, mostly sunny sky. you up in the poconos, it's cloudy as we will be tracking afternoon rain, high temperature up north coming in at 67. coming up, walter, take a eakin's oval look at the forecast, tracking the showers and let you know what it brings for start of the woke week. details coming up. about 100 people showed up for rally in center city. calling for answers in the investigation into russian interference into the u.s. election, demonstrators were calling on the president to release his taxes this is called the march for truth. and it's one of several taking place across the nation. a rally in support of the president took place near the white house, those who showed up chanted pittsburgh not paris. in reference to the president's comments that he announced that the u.s. is withdrawing from the
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paris climate accord. world news will have the latest after washington starting at 6:30. hundreds came out in phoenix to show their pride. the annual chester county took place from noon until 5:00 p.m. in addition to lots of food and refresh meants, there were activities for the kids. this event somehow in its second year. much more on action news tonight. local veterans head to dc to visit memorials honoring their service. a mock battle on the streets of haddonfield today as reenactors paid tribute. the eggs get an early look at young employer, very young, jeff skversky has details in today's eagles junior camp when action news comes right back.
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the annual signature measure on kings highway. neighbors were warned to bury the valuables as the red coats were known to loot and pill listen their way through the area. . veterans from new jersey are finally getting to see the war memorials dedicated to their service to vietnam korea and world war ii. the busses down from dc this morning, their trip made possible by honorable flights, making sure the veterans can visit the war memorials at least once. a new era of learning is set to begin in philadelphia. students, parents and faculty celebrated this morning as the ribbon was cut at this brand new location on longshore avenue in mayfair. school is relocating from keystone and tulip over a half mile away. the new location has been
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renovated, complete with state-of-the-art science and computer labs. film makers, actors and others are asking state law makers to save philadelphia's film industry. during a rally at the foot of iconic art museum steps they call on legislatures to make the more appealing to set up shop in philadelphia. tax cuts detracted to the movie industry to places like georgia and british columbia members of the philadelphia police department spent part of tear day having fun with the good people of roxboro. meant to strengthen ties between officers and communities. the children enjoyed a moon bounce, music. also had a chance to sit on a real police motorcycle. ♪ because i am cured with harvoni. harvoni is a revolutionary
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an bike ride and a run had the beach. athletes competed in the major leagues triathlon today in atlantic city. the athletes went 300 meters in the ocean and biked four miles and ended the event with a one-mile run along the boardwalk. this is unique because it's relatively short and fast paced. giving spectators more of a chance to cheer on those athletes. time for a check on sports. jeff skversky is here, and the phillies. oh, boy. >> it's been bad, 10-0. a phillies starter not won a game at home since the end of april. today, they're trying to get a rookie to do it. the phillies are a giant mess. they're the worst team in baseball. they haven't won a series in five week, let's throw out a rookie. ben lively is making his debut. imagine the nerves. making the first start trying to
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stop the bleeding. galvis popped in the face in the first, gets up, lively gets out of it and looks alive. in that debut. gets first major league hit and allows only one run on four hits through seven innings and he gets a little defensive help from maikel franco. down one, phillies struggling and tommy joseph end their 16, nigger score less drought, ties it at one. in the seventh, freddy galvis other way, rbi single. phillies take a 2-1 lead. that's where we stand right now. in the seventh for the phils have the bases loaded. maybe they will get a win today. eagles fan growing up dreaming of one day playing for the birds. today some lucky kids get to test their skills with some of their favorite players. >> how are you feeling? ok. all right. i believe it. the eagles safety rodney mccloud
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firing up the kids at the eagles junior pro day, how about brandon graham playing quarterback, these kids a curious about when will the eagles win the big one. >> i think i got one super bowl coming today. a lot of parents are just wanting big things from us. we want big things for myself as well. >> the eagles may have a hard time making a super bowl run if is playing quarterback. the kid is wide open here and graham is way off. where is carson wentz when you need him. kicking it to soccer, the union trying to avoid back-to-back losses for the first time since made april when they lost at home. now, before the match at yankee stadium, the union sent him to train with the fanatic. believe it or not you may not realize he's an amazing soccer player. the good luck charm wears out.
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check this out. f a f a scores. union up one, but they allowed two late goals an five minute span, andre blake on the rebound. union lose 2-1, draw back to back games for the first time in seven weeks. phil nickel son is skipping the u.s. open to attend his daughter high school graduation. mickelson briefly left to see his daughter graduate eighth grade. down the shore, second round of the shop rite classic, should have the day from park on nine, the chip shot for eagles how about this lucky roll? park, get in the hole. tied for 18. kramer is making a run for the top of the leader board thanks to for bird des through 16 today. she's currently one shot off the lead. it is race weekend at the
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monster mile in dover delaware. dale earnhardt junior will start 11th tomorrow. dover all-time win leader jimmy johnson won three of the last five. start 14th, final practice today, kyle busch fine tuning his ride after the upsetting second place finishing a week ago. it starts at 1:15 tomorrow. >> sitting on the pole mean as little bit for us, gives us a good selection for sunday and more importantly, gives i a track position >> bush has been upset since coming in second last week. let's see if he gets redemption up next, melissa magee has the exclusive accu weather seven-day forecast when action news comes right back. seven-day forecast when action news comes right back.
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300 years with a community-wide celebration. the day included a 5k run, vendors and plane of food. neighbors will be treated to a fireworks display and in west philadelphia we're told more than 1,000 people came to the celebration in park west town center, neighbors set aside this day to mark the success of the area's largest reality center at 52nd and jefferson street. time for a check of the accu weather forecast with melissa magee and started allow si but ended great >> we told you it would get better >> you did. >> i'm glad you listen. we had showers earlier today and
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the sun came out turned out to be beautiful. storm tracker 6 live double scan radar, dry, and no issues with precipitation. we're looking good, we'll show you picture outside. the action cam was outside earlier walking along the streets of manayunk you can see we got a bright blue sky and cumulus clouds. really comfortable. slightly above average, still not bad with numbers in the 70's. right now in philadelphia, we're coming in at 76, same thing for lancaster, allentown and reading, it's 75, 76 for wilmington and dover at the coast in cape may 69, and the middle 60's there in the poconos. here is satellite 6 along with action radar. we have the disturbance that came through earlier and that triggered showers but you look off to the north and west and we're tracking the next disturbance that will be coming out of the great lakes this will dip to the south and east as we get into the second half of the weekend as we get into the second half of the weekend on
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sunday. over the next 12 hour, mostly clear, cooler to the north and west tonight, dropping down to 47 i
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the i95 corridor. we'll get a break as we get into sunday night. but then overnight sunday really throughout the day on monday, we're tracking unsub weather with the showers and pop-up thunderstorms. if you're at the shore, really not a bad day, partly sunny, mostly dry, high temperature at 72. the ocean temperature in the lower 60's and we got nascar race weekend over in dover tomorrow. sunshine and clouds it's warm, 11:00 a.m., temperature in the lower 70's and by 4:00 p.m., we got a temperature of 80 and we're tracking that moisture, that really moves in as we get into sunday evening into sunday night. the exclusive accu weather seven-day forecast showing it's partly sunny tomorrow, high temperature at 82. we're tracking those evening showers for the i95 corridor. points to the south and east. a little earlier to the north and west. on monday, it's cloudy with on and off shower the. tuesday cool for june, high of 71 with leftover showers on wednesday, clouds and sun, still cool and at 71, sunny and nice
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next thursday and at 77, seasonally warm friday with a high of 80. sunny with spotty showers as we get to saturday and high temperature coming in at 78 >> thank you. we have an update breaking news we brought you at the beginning of the show. we're told a van crashed into pedestrians on london bridge injuring several. this is video. a bbc reporter said the van was traveling upwards of 50 miles per hour, the landmark is shut down both directions. a witness says there was gunfire. ten minutes later, a stabbing has also been reported at a market nearby. police are responding to that scene. all this unfolding in london, a very chaotic situation. stay tuned to world news tonight for more coming up after action news news. world news saturday is next on channel 6 and don't miss action news at 10:00 on phl 17 and then back on 6 abc at 11. now for jeff skversky, melissa
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magee, i'm walter perez. we'll see you back here at 11:00. donald tmeet phil murphy,by former goldman sachs bankers. another wall street banker running for governor, whose firm helped trigger the financial meltdown that put millions out of work and out of their homes. murphy's trying to buy the election, paying off new jersey bosses. my name's john wisniewski, and i'm running for governor of new jersey. john wisniewski, the son of a millwright, who uncovered the bridgegate scandal and exposed chris christie's corruption. the choice -- insider wall street politics or main street, new jersey, values.
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tonight, breaking news. an emergency incident at the london bridge. the massive police response under way right now. crossing the line. bill maher's controversial segment with senator ben sasse. >> i'm a house [ bleep ]. >> tonight, the calls to fire the comedian, and what that senator regrets about the moment. breaking news. president trump changing his stance on climate change. first, calling it a hoax. now, his administration saying he believes it's real. all of this amid global protests over the president pulling out of the paris accord. texas shootout. drivers caught in the deadly cross fire. trying to escape when gun fire erupts at a gas station. three officers wounded. plus, remarkable gift. the life-changing high tech creation these kids helped build


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