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paul manafort arrived early at the fbi be in washington to surrender and a 12 count indictment charging that he conspired against the united states conspired to launder millions of dollars and acted as an unregistered foreign agent representing pro-russian interests in ukraine. similar charges were lodged against manafort's deputy and business and associate rick gates. perhaps the bigger story is former foreign affairs adviser to donald trump, george papadopoulos who it was revealed today pleaded guilty last week to lying about the nature of his interactions with associates of the russian government who said they had dirt and thousands of e-mails on hillary clinton. vernon odom, george papadopoulos is obviously not a household name but his guilty plea may be the most significant development yet in the russia investigation. >> reporter: jim, papadopoulos was not on
anyone's radar screens that i know of. now he and the high profile manafort are heading down what promises to be a long rough road. >> you start out with the underlings and you work your way up the ladder. >> reporter: legal experts like lawyer george parish say mueller is using industry as he tries to unravel the mysteries surrounding president trump's campaign and russian president vladimir putin putting the heat on a relative unknown like papadopoulos a better known person like paul manafort and his lobbying partner. >> and the question now becomes what, if anything, does manafort have to trade to try and get out from under. >> reporter: as the president prepares to head off on major trip to china and korea, a national security expert assesses the impact of the manafort explosion on mr. trump's standing. >> you still have people out there like general michael flynn who seems to be a person of interest and we have other folks such as donald trump jr. that may be people of interest so at this point it's really
premature of us to say where all the targets are and who the targets are. >> reporter: for the political impact here at home experts expect hard line trump supporters to stand firm. >> certainly talking about hillary clinton, talking about the clinton campaign is a form of red meat. it's something that donald trump's core supporters are going to clearly agree with. >> reporter: as for the out of nowhere guilty plea by obscure former trump policy adviser george papadopoulos who has pleaded guilty to lying to the fbi about and contacts with the russians during the 2016 campaign. >> not a surprise that there are going to be some mystery guests here. >> lying to the fbi, that's -- you know, everybody gets charged with that at one time or another. just don't talk to the fbi, that's my advice. >> reporter: jim, we are now in the new phase of the trump election russian probe.
my instinct is an old phrase my mother used to say, this is going to be kd by the today. i'm vernon odom channel6 "action news" by the federal courthouse in center city. jim. >> thank you vernon. president donald trump quick to respond by twitter this morning. the president tweeted "sorry but this is years ago before paul manafort was part of the trump campaign. but why aren't crooked hillary and the dems the focus? ." minutes later he added, "also there is no collusion in capitol letters. we showed you these tweets in reverse but you get the idea. keep up the with the latest developments other mueller investigation on 6abc.com. there you will find complete details of the charges against paul manafort and rick gates and the guilty plea by george papadopoulos. world news tonight with david muir will have more analysis on the indictments in the russia investigation. that is next at 6:30 right after "action news." other news at this hour,
the delaware county d.a. has announced charges of child sexual abuse and child rape against a man from darby. his name michael cripps. "action news" reporter chad pradelli is live at the delaware county courthouse in media. chad, what's the story? >> reporter: jim, so far investigators have identified five alleged victims but they expect that number to climb and they want viewers to take a close look at michael cripps. his face must have evoked horror if the rape allegations are true but michael cripps kept it hidden as he was escorted to jail after a string of expletives he said. >> not guilty, not guilty. >> make no mistake this is a very serious child predator. >> reporter: district attorney whelan charged cripps with raping five boys dating back seven years. >> he befriend women establishes some type of relationship with these women
and these women are all women who have young boys in their custody. >> reporter: whelan says he then sexually abused the children. a check of cripps' facebook page shows an advertisement to emcee parties in costume and there are several photos with boys. detectives are working to track down the children and so far whelan says no victims have surfaced through cripps' country. >> we're very concerned that we're just at the tip of the iceberg here in delaware county. >> reporter: cripps last resided on third street in darby. he has had 17 residences over the years. all throughout delaware county. >> as a parent it just makes you wins with agony over such horrendous behavior. >> reporter: if you know cripps and suspect any sort of abuse contact your local police department or the dover county district attorney's office. i'm live in media, chad pradelli channel6 "action news."
jim. >> thank you, chad. joe biden spoke about violence as a public health issue today. the former vice president gave the keynote address at the tenth annual vision coalition conference at the university of delaware. biden said violence against women, child abuse and gun violence are issues requiring communitywide response. gamblers will soon have more options in pennsylvania. governor tom wolf has approved the expansion of gambling in the state. wolf signed the bill today making pennsylvania the fourth state to allow online gambling. the measure also allows for gambling terminals inside truck stops and airports. wolf said the state needs the revenue for its operating budget. the legislation aims to bring in $200 million annually from casino license fees and taxes on gambling losses. the investigation continues into the armed robbery suspect who was shot by upper merion police yesterday outside the king of prussia mall. "action news" reporter bob brooks is live outside the
montgomery county district attorney's office in norristown. bob, what is the latest on this? >> reporter: well, jim, it appears this all had some kind of connection to carjackings down in delaware. this past friday in wilmington a man had his car stolen from him. last night that car showed up at the king of prussia mall. this is richard byrd of wilmington. he's 87 years old and what a story he has to tell today. last friday, he spent roughly an hour with a man who police say carjacked him. >> he was never abusive. he was never, either verbally or physically. all the time we were in the car for an hour and 45 minutes. >> reporter: byrd as you hear rode around as a passenger in his own maroon kia suv with the suspect for quite some time. he describes somewhat of a courteous carjacker before he made off with his kia. >> i really did not feel threatened by him except the first part of the encounter he dropped me off down at i-95
and namaans road at the traffic light gave me back my cell phone and my wallet. >> reporter: according to the new castle county police web site, 23-year-old kale len jackson of new castle was wanted for the attack. it's not confirmed if he was the young man shot by upper merion township police at the mall last night but byrd's suv was recovered at the scene of the shooting. officers were attacked last night by a man with a vehicle that was stolen. >> he intentionally rammed two upper merion township police cars and was attempting to run down police that were on foot. >> reporter: that happened around 4:00 p.m. in the parking garage by nordstrom. police in upper merion say they were tracking down the same man who committed an armed robbery in the same parking garage on saturday. that's when he jumped in the back seat of a woman's car put a gun to her head and demanded her purse. okay, now it is up to the montgomery county d.a. to release the name of the suspect who has been shot. at this point they haven't done that. for now reporting live in
norristown, bob brooks channel6 "action news." jim. >> thank you, bob. the chemical company is teaming up with the university of delaware to build a state of the art research and innovation facility. it will be located on delaware science and technology and advanced research cam puts or star in wilmington. the partnership will keep 330 research and technical jobs in the area. the facility is expected to be completed by early 2020. a former national guard member who hit tough times has a new ride. christie taylor was presented with the keys to a 2011 mazda six courtesy of recycled rides program. artistic auto body in prospect park fixed the donated vehicle. state farm provided car seats for her sons. taylor swerved with the fashion -- served with the national guard until she suffered an injury. over the summer she was involved in a wreck that totaled her car. now she has a new one.
>> coming up on "action news" tonight, struck by a stray bullet, bethlehem police search for clues after a woman is hit inside her bedroom. and there's a new skipper in town. the phillies announce their next manager. >> after that soaking rain yesterday, storm tracker6 live double scan showing we dried out nicely today. i'll let you know when we'll need the umbrellas again and we'll have a halloween chill in the accuweather forecast. >> those stories and much more when "action news" continues tonight. >> ♪
walter perez has that story. >> she's in god's hands. >> reporter: that is toby diaz talking about her granddaughter anna ocasio. she was sitting in her bedroom when a bullet pierced the side of her home and struck her in the head. leaving investigators to believe ocasio was struck by random gunfire during last night's rainstorm. mrs. diaz says ocasio lives with her mom and dad and they were the ones who called 911 after finding her on the ground in her room. >> i feel so bad for her mother and i. that's a cross to care whenever your child's hurt. >> reporter: ocasio was taken to saint luke's hospital but has been transferred to the hospital of the university of pennsylvania in philadelphia where she remains in serious condition tonight. karen who lives next door says she can't even imagine what the family is going through, a family she describes as very tight knit. >> they're very into family.
they're very close. but no, she's not a partyer. she's a good person. it's just worrying to have something like this happen. >> reporter: investigators were back on the scene this morning searching for clues and speaking with neighbors but so far no arrests and no suspects. meanwhile, mrs. diaz says all she can do now is hope for the best. >> whatever god has for her, his will, that's what we have to go by. >> reporter: tonight authorities are reaching out to the public for help. anyone with any information about this case is asked to call bethlehem police. reporting from bethlehem, walter perez channel6 "action news". they're no different than anyone else. they just want a job. they want respect and they want dignity. this is a nice place. yeah. he plays basketball with lauren. steve called, fairly frantic.
you know, he had a premature baby and i think he had just been given the diagnosis that she had down syndrome. lauren brought out the best in me. she made me a different person. deep down in his heart he feels for people who are disadvantaged. lauren's a light in everybody eye. she's the spark that has started the fire. the goal is to keep places like this open so all people, regardless of disability, have an opportunity for employment. see, i love you. i love you guys too. you know that. yeah.
this is an outside the box hire. he has no mlb managerial or coaching experience. he spent 12 seasons as a player. spent the past three years as dodgers director of development. he oversaw the entire a system. cold dreary day not for eagles fans. birds sitting pretty at seven and one following yesterday's blowout win over the '9ers. the eagles won 33 to 10. carson wentz wasn't great just two touchdown passes against one interception. yesterday right tackle lane johnson said the way the offensive line played the whole offense it felt like a loss. that's a bit much but coach likes his players' mind-set. >> sometimes you're never satisfied with a win. obviously you're never satisfied with a loss but there's always room for improvement. you know, and when guys take ownership like that and say they can play better, it just
shows you that the kind of character of the football team and the type of guys we have in the locker room and these guys are -- they're so eager now to get back on the practice field wednesday, kind of redeem themselves a little bit, got another opportunity this sunday against a good football team to get back on track that way. >> broncos are on sunday. the flyers are home tonight before they'll head back out on the road. tonight they face the arizona coyotes. flyers sit at six and five middle the road. coyotes are winless in 11 games this season. it should be a cake walk, right? not so fast. >> kind of dangerous game where we can't take them lightly. they're a better team than what their record actually shows. they have some pretty good skills you up front, pretty youg legs that probably skate pretty well. we have to be ready to skate and finish tonight. >> sixers in texas tonight to face the rockets. this will be the two team's second meeting in less than a week. on wednesday the sixers
collapsed down the stretch in a 105-104 loss to houston. world series was in houston. sixers became fans for the night. joel embiid has never played baseball. he was asked what position he would play if he were a baseball player. >> i think i would be a great pitcher. i think i got a big arm. i don't know if that's what pitchers need but i think i got a big arm and i'm pretty strong so -- and pretty big, too so... >> i'll bet big hands. last night's game five ended after 1:00 a.m. alex singled in. the astros won 13 to 12. they lead the series three games to two. game six is tomorrow night. >> this has been a playoff for the ages. >> eagles are in the halloween spirit. they celebrated today with patients at children's hospital of philadelphia. several players dressed up including wide receiver torrey smith who donned a cowboy hat.
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>> first graders at modern day catholic school in lansdale took part in a saints parade prayer service today. the kids dressed up as their favorite patron saints and they paraded from the school to church where they sang songs and took part in celebrations. november 1st is all saints day which is marked by christians around the world. let's take a look at the next seven days from accuweather and cecily tynan. it didn't get out of the 50's
today. >> yeah, today 57, 5 degrees below normal. >> unacceptable. >> we'll warm up by the end of the week. let's go live on sky6 taking a look, great looking shot at the center city skyline. the sun sets tonight at 6:01. next monday it sets at 4:53 eastern standard time. you can see the clouds have cleared. the winds have diminished but earlier today we had wind gusts up near 50 miles per hour along the shore, so bruce posted this photo on my facebook page of the waves really just crashing in beach haven, all thanks to that departing storm that brought us all the rain yesterday. but the halloween forecast if you're going trick-or-treating with your mummy, not too twisty looking good we got another monster. winds will be relaxing. clear and cool at 6 o'clock, 53 degrees as the sun sets so you do want to dress in layers under your costume and then by 9 o'clock, 48 degrees and fortunately yesterday's rain
wasn't on halloween but we got really soaked. philadelphia 2.37-inches, the greatest rainfall since september 16 and we also had a peak wind gust of 41 miles per hour this morning with that departing storm. right now temperatures stuck in the 50's. 55 in philadelphia, allentown 52, cape may 53, wilmington 54. and the poconos only 45. so, this is the storm that brought us generally one to even 4-inches of rain. that's now exited the region. there is a be front out to our northwest but that moisture will be riding up to the north. so, tonight will be a dry night. nothing more than a few patchy clouds. the winds continue to diminish and it will be chilly, 45 in philadelphia, cape may 49, allentown all the way down to 37 and reading 38. so, tomorrow for halloween, lots of sunshine. it will be breezy. winds out of the west 10 to 20 miles an hour during the day so feeling even a little bit cooler than this. philadelphia 58. allentown 55 and dover 60.
as we head into wednesday, this high pressure scoots to the east. lots of clouds. 56 degrees the high the another cool day. a spotty shower possible from this warm front and what that warm front will do is bring temperatures back into the 70's for the end of the week. so, the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast for your halloween, not too scary at all. it will be a cool breeze but a good amount of sunshine, a dry day, 58 degrees. on wednesday, lots of clouds and again as that warm front approaches could have a few showers in the afternoon. not looking to be a lot of rain. the high 56 degrees and that warm front prescription us winds out of the southwest. so, thursday short sleeves again, 71 degrees, good amount of sunshine. could have a spotty shower thursday night. friday ahead of a cold front we surge up to 74 degrees, not feeling like november at all. that cold front could bring us a few showers late in the day and friday night and then heading towards the weekend, the first weekend of november,
temperatures drop again, bit of a rollercoaster ride this week, the high on saturday only 60 degrees. we cloud up, could have some rain saturday night. don't forget when you go to bed, fall back. you turn the clock back one hour as daylight saving time ends. that means we gain an hour of sleep. then on sunday, clouds with a few showers for the eagles game. not looking as wet, though, as this past sunday, a high of 61 degrees. and monday back up to 70 degrees. the rollercoaster ride as far as temperatures and don't forget fall back an hour this weekend. >> 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 a special report at 11:00 here on channel6. in the wake of the las vegas massacre, an "action news" investigation exposes how easy it is for just about anybody to get their hands on a high
powered weapon, no background check required. here is investigative reporter wendy saltzman with a preview. >> reporter: they're untraceable, have no serial number and you may be surprised just how easy it is for just about anyone to get their hands on a high powered weapon often called a ghost gun. how felons and other criminals can easily access these firearms like those used in the las vegas massacre. some law enforcement believe this is a national safety concern. but gun activists say it's a protected right. could these semi automatic weapons end up in the wrong hands? we investigate only on "action news" tonight at 11:00. >> and 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. >> ♪
tonight, the bomb shell indictments. president trump's former campaign chairman, paul manafort, under house arrest tonight. the 12-count indictment. among the charges, conspiracy against the u.s., money laundering. his associate, considered his right-hand man, indicted, too. the president tweeting "no collusion." but then, what could be an even bigger bomb shell. a third man, a former trump campaign adviser, pleading guilty, acknowledging meetings to get dirt from the russians. and he's been cooperating with the fbi for weeks. the other news this monday night, the powerful storm hitting the east. the homes swept away by flood waters. the allegations and new fallout tonight involving actor kevin spacey. and made in america is back. tonight, the world series edition.