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this is the way it looked at 50th and haverford when a gunman pumped six bullets into the legs and torso of the victim. now the victim is still being treated tonight, here is chad pradelli. >> a real tragedy here is in critical but stable condition. i talked to his wife and she says he has a lengthy rehabilitation and recovery and doctors are exceptional if he will ever walk again. >> in this surveillance video, you can see the shooter and two accomplices yelling at the victim edward lynn who was out of view, the 49-year-old father of four enters the picture when he is punched. the gunman can be seen running backwards when he is turning away. >> he has no use of his lower extremities, for someone that is totally activity, they have take
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and a lots from him at this point. >> his wife, a police dispatcher is fighting but remaining in critical condition. >> he just wanted to go get a sandwich and come home and just eat it and he even had our dog with him. >> it appears lynn unknowingly bummed into the gunman insides of the store and was followed and eventually shot. all three suspects remain at large and police have only a few leads. >> i want you to understand this is somebody's husband and somebody's father and somebody's son if you know who these individuals are, call southwest detectives call 911. >> to pull out a gun and shoot someone six times because of an argument or altd case, that is completely senseless. >> want my son to get well and come back out the way he went
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in. >> investigators tell me they are already received several tips since the story aired this evening, and it's only a matter of time before they catch these suspects. >> chad pradelli, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you chad. a 17-year-old is in critical condition tonight after being shot multiple times in the head in chester. it happened at the 1100 block of concord avenue, police responded and found the teenager lying on the ground, is he being treated for critical injuries, and police don't have a motive nor a suspect. the new jersey state department of labor hosted an event today to come to the aid of thousands of casino workers that lost their jobs in atlantic city. the mission here, not to help workers find new jobs but no help them cope with the loss of their old ones. live outside of the convention center tonight, is "action news"
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reporter, eva pilgram. >> reporter: jim, the unemployment line is not where these workers ever thought they would find themselves today. a resource center opened up at the atlantic city convention center to help them navigate the process. >> hundreds poured in. >> i am trying to digest this and see if it's real. >> maria hernandez is one of the newly unemployed casino workers. she worked at the showboat for 19 years. >> this is the first time, i worked all my life, i don't know what unemployment is, i have to ask questions. >> today the resource center at the atlantic city convention center is here to help the former workers from the newly closed showboat and revel casinos, people in neon shirts helped people file for unemployment and get health care and helped them pay their bills. >> it's easier than me being on
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the phone. >> it offers these workers the dignity that they deserve. none of them want to be unemployed. >> the state of new jersey offering grants for training to a new career. >> attend the trainings and we have employers that are willing to hire them following the training. >> the lines and lists and followups are a lot to take in. but many we talked to are trying to stay optimistic. >> it's going to take time but we can do it. >> now, on top of this resource center, there will be a job fair on september 10th, the center remains open from now until the job fair monday through friday. in atlantic city, eva pilgram, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. the viewing for cullen kefer is underway right now. he and two others were killed in the rollover crash in the poconos, they were all on the
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minds of classmates at castle rock high school south today. a horrible tragedy this weekend. it's the start of a new semester at temple university and they have made changes to make the campus a safer place for students to live. david ryis live at temple. what are the changes in north philadelphia. >> reporter: well, jim it's about expanding the safety zone, over the past two years students are leaving campus housing and moving further and further out into the neighborhoods. >> we were afraid there was a robbery in this area, i think people wanted them to start patrolling the area and make us safer. >> kaitlyn lives four blocks off campus and police converged on her block today for a report of
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a woman screaming it would have been handled by philadelphia police but were joined by campus police and guards on bicycles. they have added security on 18 square blocks after an ugly incident last spring. three blocks off campus where a group of girls smashed a brick into the face of a temple student. >> we were talking about how far we should go and how we should implement and we moved up the timeline quickly. >> students have them moving into campus and they are moving them into lucrative rental housing and students es seekin the housing are moving forth off the campus. off campus they are on their n own. students feel pretty safe on and off campus.
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>> i see a lot of campus police on their bikes and cop cars everywhere, i feel pretty safe. >> the crime rate is not higher here at other urban based universities. but they want the students here on the fringes to be just as safe as those on the campuses. >> i usually travel with people and stuff. definitely the law enforcement here is tight. i'm not really worried when i'm walking the street. >> temple is reminding students that they are also responsible for their own safety, pocket the eye fon and stay alert and aware of their surroundings. a worker sustained injuries web a tractor trailer slammed into his truck. it happened in the eastbound lanes of the turnpike in king of
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prussia, it's worker was taken to the hospital and the driver of the tractor trailer faces traffic violations and the accident was cleared by 1:30, nurses at crozier medical center is protesting their working conditions, the hospital is violating federal labor laws. they are worried about unsafe staffing levels. they are working without a contract since june and since that time the crozier nurses association has filed several unfair worker complains and they plan to picket again outside of hospital tomorrow. coming up tonight, sideline support, the delaware blue hens, biggest fan may just be a 6-year-old youngster and the inspirational young man is suiting up for the team this season. >> and an eye on the prize, lesean mccoy talks about the ultimate goal of the eagles this season. >> well, refreshing today and
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temperatures dropping back into the mid-80s and low humidity and heat and humidity and storms heading our way. i'll have details in the accuweather forecast. >> those stories and more when "action news" continues tonight. celebrate blinds to go's 60th anniversary sale. buy one get 50% off one. because you know what they say: 60 is the new 50. they also say your're only as young as you feel. we feel great. how about those blinds of yours? blinds to go blinds for life.
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tom wolf. he'd be a different kind of governor. he served in the peace corps in india. and then got a phd from mit. and as a businessman he gives between 20 and 30 percent of his profits back to his employees. when he served as pennsylvania's secretary of revenue. he turned down the perks. and donated his government salary to charity he refused take a state car, he drove his old jeep instead. can't argue with that. tom wolf. he'd bring a fresh start to pennsylvania. investigators are trying to figure out who vandalized a stat statue of george washington, someone climbs the statue and painted the president's hands red. some say it's a simple case of
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destructiveness. it was brought to philadelphia in 1886 and sold to trenton in 1896. the heros are the members of the university of delaware football team and sara bloomquist is here to tell us about 6-year-old danny feltwell. >> the blue hens home opener is this saturday against delaware state and on the sidelines, there is a big source of inspiration, he may be little but danny feltwell has taught this team a lot and they are helping him with his amazing recovery. >> today was a big day for danny feltwell, he was assigned his own locker with the university of delaware football team. it was only right for danny to have his own locker, he is now 26 and a part of this team. they have given my son the will
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to push forward and play and to see him you would never know, you would never know two years ago he was in the midst, of a stay at the dupont hospital being treated for a rare and aggressive non-hodgkins lymphoma. danny instantly fell in love wtd game and the players on the team. they play with him and run on the football field with him. as a father that is all i wanted to see my son do is play. play like a child. >> give me a hug. >> my locker is on the left. >> he is especially close with his big brother, full back ryan cobb. >> is he my hero, and he means more to me than i could ever explain. >> in his time with the blue hens, danny has shown improvement and recently he got to meet players from another
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favorite team, the eagles. >> try it on? >> sure. >> there you go. >> on saturday he will suit up and sit beside the team he loves best and it's team that loves him right back. >> danny's treatment caused nerve damage and has some coordination problems but he is rapidly improving and he credits the team and throwing the football around for that. tomorrow danny starts the first grade. >> a great story. >> thank you. >> you're welcome. parents and students in abington have a reason to celebrate, they have survived the first day of school. parents stopped by highland elementary school, it's youngsters with their
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shady is that important to the birds and poised to have another big year and jeff skversky has more. >> to be the best is to help these guys win games and win championships. >> as much as lesean mccoy would love to win a rushing title. the eagles running back is eyeing a super bowl and he is backing that up with hard work and taking nothing for granted coming off the best year of his career. >> the goals and aspirations he has are attainable. he could say i want to lead the
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league in rushing and he could. if he wants to set goals and is operations for himself he has to go out and do. >> i have to mentally stay on top of the game and be in the game, i can do that. >> he is working on getting smaller, he lost 4 to 7 pounds, he cut out the late night eating, especially the doritos, he wants to go with chip kelly's fast pace. >> this is the prime part of his career. >> at 26 years old mccoy is primed for another year. he led the nfl last year with 2100 total yards. jeff skversky, channel 6 "action news." >> you catch that jim, no
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doritos. cut it out. >> we'll bring you two new shows, game day will get you set for the game at 7:30 and a full recap sunday night at 11:00 for eagles game day final. the phillies and braves wrap up their set, and the phils have a chance to shut out the braves, and phillies fans look good in any weather, never mind the shutout, never mind 3-1. the lone bright spot is 3-3 and gonzales makes his major league debut and not good. the braves take a 5-4 lead, and gonzales gives up two runs in one inning. one bright spot from this game comes from the glove of sizemore, he robs him and the
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phillies lose 7-4. finally taken the houston astros try to play a joke on mike trout because of his name. but he turned the tables. he went fishing, naturally trout fish and he appreciates the joke and the play on words, he is an outdoors man and snags or bit by the ear and he puts up a good fight and trout was forced to throw him back. >> don't fool with mike trout. the philadelphian known as the father of the navy received an overdue honor today. jim barry's accomplishments were quoted on a plaque today.
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the day started out warm and humid and cecily says it will continue to get better. >> the humidity was dropping through the day and tomorrow low humidity but hot and humid again on friday, stormtracker 6 live double scan, showing dry conditions out there. lets go live on sky 6 hd, a few high, thin clouds here and there and generally a really nice afternoon and what a change from yesterday, yesterday's high 93 degrees, we have the high humidity. today on the warm side, 85 degrees, that is 3 degrees above
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normal and the humidity is dropping through the day and it felt a lot nicer this afternoon. currently in philadelphia, 83 degrees and allentown and reading and millville 80 and trenton 81 and sea isle city 81 degrees, comparing this, except for lancaster, getting rain yesterday, it's quite a bit cooler and dover 11 degrees cooler than yesterday and allentown 6 degrees cooler and the big change is the humidity, dew points is the big change yesterday and in the 70s in the viewing area and now hovering around 60 degrees, that is very pleasant and we'll keep the low humidity through the night and through the day tomorrow. satellite 6 along with action radar showing the system that rolled through last night with strong storms, stalling and beginning to fall apart and high pressure nudges in and tomorrow another nice day, it's warmer than today. a mixture of clouds and sunshine
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and 87 degrees, as we head into friday, the warm front will advance and do a few things, shift the winds out of the southwest and pulling up higher humidity and slightly warmer air and 89 degrees and bringing us scattered storms and future tracker showing us that friday afternoon could be pretty active. 1:00 showing scattered storms with heavy downpours and the cold front moves through on saturday. and that will bring us another round of thunderstorms late in the day on saturday and saturday night. the beginning of the weekend looking activity. the next 12 hours, it will be quiet. pleasant if you can open up the windows, i suggest that, it's a great night for sleeping, and 56 for the cooler suburbs and 56 for center city and low humidity and it's day planner showing a nice day and you need sunglasses and nice umbrellas, by 8:00, 80
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and by 2:00, 85, and by 7:00, 83 degrees, the muggies are at bay for one more day. the exclusive accuweather forecast, warm and comfortable humidity levels tomorrow with a high of 88 degrees, mostly sunny skies and on friday it gets hot and humid and 89 degrees and a scattered thunderstorm is possible especially in the afternoon with potentially heavy downpours, on saturday ahead of the cold front it gets hot. 92 degrees, a lot like yesterday and showers and thunderstorms late in the day and saturday night. could be problems for the temple home opener, the good news for the eagles home opener, though, the front looks like it will move out quickly and early morning showers giving way to afternoon spine, it feels like football weather and 79 degrees, we keep temperatures in the upper 70s, and 78 degrees and tuesday 79 and wednesday starting out the day at 71 and
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on the cool side, next week feeling like fall. thank you cecily. the burns foundation giving a lesson in art in the way they understand, an app that gives kids a look at the paintings insides of the barnes galleries, it's keys to the collection, filled with avatars and games and building an original collection and it's designed with the drexel university's development team. "action news" with david muir is next on channel 6. and "action news" continues at 10:00 on phl 17 and please join us for "action news" at 11:00 here on channel 6. for cecily tynan, ducis rogers, the entire "action news" team, i'm jim gardner, we hope you'll join us at 11:00.
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