tv Action News 6PM ABC April 13, 2015 6:00pm-6:31pm EDT
the 53-year-old woman 31-year-old khayree gay waived his extradition hearing today in south carolina but we don't yet know when he'll be returned to philadelphia. we get more from "action news" reporter sarah bloomquist in center city. sarah. >> reporter: jim, that's right the atf now adding $10,000 to the reward bringing it to $20,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the other suspects in this case. we also learned more today about how police identified the suspect who was taken into custody in south carolina on friday night. 31-year-old khayree gay of olney is in custody in south carolina charged with kidnapping and attempted robbery. he'll be returned to philadelphia this week after waiving extradition today. now federal and local authorities are work together to find his accomplices. today the atf added $10,000 to the reward making it $20,000 for information leading to an
arrest and conviction. >> our reach is deep. our reach is long. and we will find you and we will arrest you make no mistake of that. >> reporter: on april 4th at 4:00 p.m. a she-year-old woman was abducted from this parking garage in the 700 block of chestnut as she left her job at the national watch and diamond exchange on jewelers' row. three men forced her into this maroon econoline van. they tortured her demanding the store keys and safe codes. when she couldn't give them what they wanted they tased her withdrew money from her bank account and atm and dumpered her in a darby cemetery. neighbors said they had seen the van outside an apartment building at 1416 clear view. according to court papers police found surveillance video showing gay at that address getting into the driver's seat of the van. and then inside the jewelry store where the victim worked 30 minutes prior to the abduction.
u.s. marshals arrested gay outside a hotel in lake city florence county south carolina friday night. police are urging his accomplices to surrender. >> i'm trying to make a plea to these two guys that are still out there to contact us, cooperate with us, do yourself a favor before we have to come for you. >> reporter: and the atf isn't ruling out the possibility that the three men in that van had assistance from others. again, the reward now $20,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction. if you have any information call one-800-atf-guns 24 hours a day, seven days a week. live in center city, i'm sarah bloomquist, channel6 "action news." jim. >> thank you, sarah. one man is in custody tonight following a standoff at a hostage situation in chester. chopper 6hd was over the scene as it unfolded this morning in the area of 22nd and howard streets.
it all started when two children in the chester upland school district told a teacher that their mother and five-year-old brother were being held at gun point. after two hours of negotiations, swat teams rushed in and arrested the suspect, allen freeman. freeman faces a number of charges including assault. the mother and child are okay. a construction worker was seriously injured today in an electrical accident at the king of prussia mall. it happened at 7:20 this morning as crews worked on the mall's expansion project. officials say two men were cutting electric cables. a 36-year-old worker was shocked when they cut an energized cable carrying 13,000 volts of electricity. a 27-year-old suffered nonlife-threatening injuries. a third worker wasn't hurt at all. philadelphia police are waiting for 41-year-old nyia parler to be released from a hospital in maryland so they can charge her for leaving her quadriplegic son in the woods by himself in the cobbs creek
section of philadelphia. "action news" reporter chad pradelli is live at southwest detectives headquarters and chad this one is hard to believe. >> reporter: yes jim, this is a young man who can't move his arms and legs. he needs a feeding tube to eat. yet police say his mother basically laid him down on a pile of dirt and left him to die. this afternoon detectives served a search warrant at the home of nyia parler the mother accused of abandoning her quadriplegic son in the woods at 59th and cobbs creek last week. police say parler left him with just a blanket and a bible likely on monday, then traveled by bus to maryland to see her new boyfriend. >> there was a warrant issued for her arrest. we did add the charge of attempted murder. >> reporter: parler is in a maryland hospital. why police won't say. the 21-year-old victim was found by a passerby friday five days after police suspect he was left in the woods. he was dehydrated and is
currently at children's hospital of philadelphia in stable condition. >> he's got family with him. they've been by him through this ordeal. seems to be happy. family seems to be a loving kid. >> this sort of blind sided me and the neighborhood because when you looked at her she come and goes, you looked at her as like a struggling mother but she looked like she was handling it. >> reporter: police don't know motive yet. today's search of parler's home on the 5700 block of baltimore turned up little. investigators say the house was well kept and had plenty of food. the focus now is getting parler extradited back to philadelphia and get the young man the social services he needs. >> i've never thought that it would come to a point where she would just leave him out in a park like she did. >> reporter: and police say the victim does have a 16-year-old brother. he is staying with relatives and has been doing so for the past month. i'm live in southwest philadelphia, chad pradelli channel6 "action news."
>> thank you chad. the new jersey forest fire service was called out to fight a wildfire in atlantic county today. crews responded to third and asbury avenues in mizpah at 1 o'clock this afternoon. they had the situation under control an hour later. firefighters say the flames charred 27 acres today. they also fought the blaze from the air. there's no word yet what sparked the fire. a driver and two elementary school students escaped a bus fire in sussex county. delaware state police responded to the scene on carrys are camp road in millsboro at 6:45 this morning. smoke and flames were coming from the front of the bus. the driver and the children ages 11 and nine safely evacuated through the rear emergency exit. investigators believe that a mechanical issue sparked the fire. well the political warfare continues tonight in tiny colwyn borough delaware county and the warring parties don't seem like they're likely to surrender any time soon. live outside borough hall is
"action news" reporter david henry. david. >> reporter: well, jim, city council members borough council members are inside borough hall right now meeting with their solicitor trying to decide what to do about borough manager paula brown. they fired her last week but she refused to leave office and she claims she is uncovered evidence of corruption and criminal activity. >> this is an irrational decision that affects the health safety and welfare of this community. >> reporter: as manager brown's signature was needed to make payroll and pay the bills. colwyn can't even keep its police cars gassed up. brown claims she's a victim of extortion. she says counsel president fred lesher approached her to demanding money to keep their jobs. brown refused to leave claiming the move to fire her came after the meeting had been adjourned. today she lashed out at the four council members who voted
to fire her. >> this is criminal. martha van hawkin patricia williams, tone net pray, frederick lesher need to be arrested immediately. >> after she was fired last thursday night brown hid in her office until the others left. she spent the night and all day friday making copies of town records. she turned them over to county detectives on friday. brown showed us credit cards issued to currents and former council members. she claims abuse of the cards is a big reason colwyn is $1.2 million in the red. one of the cards was applied for and issued in the name of a former council member who had resigned seven months earlier. >> this credit card was applied for seven months after this councilwoman resigned her office. her application for the credit card was forged. >> reporter: "action news" has learned that a grand jury
has been investigating colwyn's finances since at least last february. the district attorney's office says it can cannot comment on any grand jury proceedings but does confirm that they are indeed investigating allegations of official wrongdoing in colwyn. live in colwyn, david henry channel6 "action news. jim. >> all right david thank you. can coming up on "action news" tonight jordan spieth has taken the golf world by storm with a master's win yesterday. and there is family pride rooted back here in the delaware and lehigh valleys. the phillies head north to take on the mets in a new york matinee. ducis rodgers with that story tonight. >> we've had three beautiful spring days in a row but now i'm tracking rain on the way. i'll have details on the timing and where to expect the heaviest rain in the full accuweather forecast. >> those stories and more when "action news" continues tonight.
>> he is the latest great thing in professional golf. 21-year-old jordan spieth tied the scoring record in winning the masters this weekend at augusta and his tweet at 7:18 this morning said it all. well i'm glad that wasn't a dream. and while spieth is a native of dallas we have learned he has close family in pennsylvania, specifically in bethlehem and narberth. live in bethlehem tonight is lehigh valley correspondent walter perez. walter. >> reporter: well, jim as you mentioned jordan spieth was born and raised in dallas but his father grew up right here in bethlehem and his grandfather donald spieth still lives here and he was kind enough to tell us all about jordan's meteoric rise in the world of golf.
>> beyond belief, beyond belief. way beyond expectations. >> reporter: that is donald spieth talking about his 21-year-old grandson jordan spieth who put on a golfing to become the youngest player to win the masters since tiger woods and it happened just one year after jordan fell just short of winning at augusta. >> you could tell right then when he came in second that he was already thinking about coming back making his plans. he wasn't going to finish second the next year. that was going to be one of his big goals. >> reporter: and the 73-year-old spieth says it has always been that kind of drive that defines how this grandson approaches life and sports. >> played baseball and basketball and soccer and all the things everybody does but when he was i think 12 he decided he was going to give up everything else and play golf. >> reporter: once he made that commitment the entire family rallied around jordan. in fact jordan's uncle stow spieth who works as a bartender in narberth served as jordan's caddie during the
masters last wednesday. mr. spieth says that while the entire family is reveling in what happened yesterday he could not be prouder of his grandson. >> it's a given i'm proud about how he played golf but i'm so proud of him as a young man and how he's shown himself and his relationship to his family to his friends to other professional to the press to everybody. he's just a good kid. >> reporter: by the way donald spieth the grandfather there is a long time conductor of the lehigh valley chamber orchestra and jordan's brother steven spieth is a starting guard on the brown university basketball team. quite an impressive family. reporting live from bethlehem walter perez, channel6 "action news." jim. >> indeed. thank you walter. work is under way tonight to upgrade septa's 69th street transportation center's west terminal. septa officials and local lawmakers held a groundbreaking ceremony in upper darby this morning. the the $19.6 million project includes reconstructing
>> phillies go on the road for the first time this season. >> the road not too kind this afternoon jim. the phillies are not as bad as the critics predicted but we're a week into the season. one area killing them offense or lack thereof. it was missing today against the new york mets. have you ever had one of those days? grady sizemore knows the feeling. first a mets fan offers him a cold drink. not very polite. later sizemore loses the ball in the sun. thankfully it does not lead to any runs. aaron harang on the mall. looked little too hot to handle. that brings in murphy. one-nothing mets. did he first in the fifth inning. curtis granderson slaps to left ben revere will leave his feet much harang gives up one run in six innings appreciates the effort. seventh inning two on for
revere a chance to tie the game. revere zero for four. everyone is having a bad day. in the eighth inning chase utley lets one go right through his legs. next batter is travis and he looks to sac fly to left. runner comes home. phillies have scored a total of 16 runs. to the ice the flyers season ended saturday. although it can be argued it ended long before then. the flyers missed the post season for the second time in three years despite that, the players in the dressing room don't see the need for wholesale changes. >> we got a lot of guys in this room that got a good attitude and they care a lot and you know what, that's a good start right there and we have a lot of talent, too and a lot of young players and i think -- i think with what happened this year and learning the hard way like that i think it's going to make us stronger and we'll be able to have a stronger season
next year. >> but will craig berube be leading them next year? his job appears to be in question. upper management remains mum on the subject. berube told us today he has not spoken to gm ron hextall about a future. >> reporter: [inaudible] >> well, no, i mean, it's not -- it's no more uneasy than it was, you know, before -- like you know a week ago or whatever. things come out in the paper and -- about my status and all that stuff so, no, not really. i mean i'm just going about business. >> twisting in the wind. eagles have resigned defensive end cedric norton to a one year contract. sixers set to host michael carter-williams and the bucs tonight. mcw's first game back in philadelphia since the sixers shipped him off at the trade deadline. he had just seven points when the two teams met late in february. after tonight just one game
remains on the schedule. finally tonight a hot dog can turn into a turkey if you're not careful. oregon steeple chaser has the race won. when he started celebrating some 15 meters early. washington's simon passes him to claim the victory. did you see look on his face? he was like what. it was close but that will teach imnot to counter his medals before they are earned. that's sports. >> all right thank you ducis. >> dozens of kindergarten students gave their full attention today to author and illustrator craig pizoli. he read from his book number one sam which tells the story of a competitive race car driving dog. the program was part of pennsylvania's one book program to encourage young people to read.
jim kenney. son of a firefighter. first in his family to go to college. he's been councilman at-large, representing the whole city. a progressive voice who'll be a mayor for our neighborhoods. bringing philadelphia together... expanding pre-kindergarten improving our schools... ...and partnering with businesses, community colleges and universities to create jobs jim kenny, the block by block mayor we need to move philadelphia ahead.
>> last three days proving that springtime is a wonderful season. >> gorgeous. and we have a little bit of a hiccup tomorrow. and then it's back to sunshine on wednesday. we have some rain on the way. storm tracker six live double scan showing the rain is not here yet though. still dry conditions and the action cam showing the scene at 30th street station. looking up and seeing all that blue sky that sunshine. one of those days even though it's a monday, kind of puts you in a good mood. and the accuweather highlights will show you that we had two days this year of 75-degree weather. one was last monday. the second one was today. the warmest days so far this year. the normal high 63, so that's 12 degrees above normal. our weather though, takes a
downhill turn tomorrow. forecasting rain. futurefuture tracker showing how much rain depends on where you are. philadelphia and areas north like al quarter inch or even less. allentown could get less than a tenth of an inch of rain. south of philadelphia this rainfall will be enhanced with low pressure and south of philadelphia parts of south jersey and delaware could end up with about an inch and a half of rain so real soaker south philadelphia depending on where that low pressure tracks. the good news is though, it will help with the pollen. the pollen level is high today. but tomorrow when you get that rain it really washes the pollen out of the air. the problem is wednesday thursday and friday the pollen will be back up to medium high or high levels so definitely not a good time of year for allergy sufferers. right now, though, it is really beautiful out there. 72 degrees in philadelphia with there sunshine. allentown 74. reading 73. with the winds out of the south, it really does make a difference with the ocean temperature 50 degrees right
along the beaches it's only 55. even millville 67 and with the water off the bay wilmington a little bit cooler as well, 67 degrees. satellite6 along with action radar showing that ribbon of moisture that's a cold front i'm tracking for tomorrow. ahead of it we have high thin clouds and the clouds will continues to thicken through the overnight hours so with the cloud cover temperatures really not dropping to very low levels. philadelphia 55. allentown 52. millville 52. cape may 53. wilmington 54. some showers arriving by dawn. so future tracker showing around 8 o'clock the clouds are here and we will see a few areas of showers but the steadiest will be north of philadelphia ahead that of cold front. as we head into the afternoon this is when this low pressure gets involved and you can actually see that swirling where the winds are converging that's the low pressure near millville and that will bring the heavier rain to south jersey and delaware. likely lasting into the evening commute and then the rain will be moving out by tuesday night. so through the day tomorrow, you can trade the sunglasses for your umbrella.
plenty of clouds with that rain, a quarter inch north of philadelphia, more than an inch to the south with a temperature of 66 degrees. the good news is this system moves out very quickly. by wednesday high pressure building back in. mostly sunny and pleasant with a high up to 68 degrees. but i think today was the nicest day of the week. so, the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast tomorrow clouds and rain, heaviest south of philadelphia a high of 66. wednesday the sunshine is back still mild, 68 degrees. even thursday pretty nice, partly sunny with a high of 63. on friday, turning mostly cloudy 66. a few showers and heading into the weekend looks like it's going to be a 50-50 weekend. on saturday clouds with occasional showers 69 degrees. on sunday, for the union game, brighter and dry, mostly sunny, 66. monday increasing clouds 66. looks like next tuesday could be another rainy tuesday and we'll have an update on just where that low pressure will set up, where to expect the heaviest rain on "action news" tonight at 11:00. >> cecily thank you.
final more than two dozen students in camden received expert advice on their science projects today. the teenagers presented their research at the cooper medical school of rowan university. the projects were part of the school after school mentoring program. promising young academics were on hand. they all were hand picked to take part in this program today. abc's world news tonight with david muir is next on channel six. "action news" continues at 10:00 on phl17 with brian taff shirleen allicott, adam joseph and ducis rodgers. and then please join us at 11:00 here on channel six. now for cecily tynan, ducis rodgers, the entire "action news" team i'm jim gardner. we hope you'll join us at 11 o'clock. >> ♪♪
(female announcer) you could win $1,000 a day for life... (husband) hon! it's grover cleveland! (female announcer) ...when you play the new cash4life, from the pennsylvania lottery. (grover) nice! (husband) 3 club seats. 50 yard line. (female announcer) that means you too could experience the joy of winning. every day, for the rest of your life. (grover) new wheels. nice. see you tomorrow! (female announcer) cash4life from the pennsylvania lottery. play for fun. cash for life.
breaking news this monday night. the stun gun mix-up. the deputy just charged with manslaughter after alleged by reaching for his taser, pulling out his gun instead. the high speed chase sbrt audio. the moment he realizes it was the gun. tonight, hillary clinton spotted at chipotle. and breaking news, mark coe rubio in and one on one tonight with george. the two scares off the runway and a mega bus colliding with a tractor-trailer. a mother charged with dangling her toddler over a cheetah exhibit at the cleveland zoo. and the master. you