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tourist in center city, philadelphia. and a new program helps get mothers back into the work force. a special report next.
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>> mr. cosby, do you have anything to say to your fans? >> no comment. >> do you have anything to say to the kids that loved you all those years? >> that won't be the last time that bill cosby will be asked a question like that, especially now that it is official. it was decided today in norristown, will he stand trial for sexual assault. it is tuesday night and the big story on "action news" tonight is a judge's ruling that now sends bill cosby to court. he will face charges of drugging and molesting andrea constand at his cheltenham home in 2004. "action news" reporter chad pradelli is live outside montgomery county court in
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norristown where this legal drama will play itself out. chad? >> yeah, jim, you know dozens of women have come forward with similar allegations that cosby drugged and sexually assaulted them. but for most of the victims they haven't been able to get him into criminal court, mainly because the statute of limitations had run out. well today has to be a bit of relief for all those women as cosby is now going to trial on one count of sexual assault. outside of the courtroom, bill cosby raised his arm to his supporters. inside, his defense attorneys tried to attack the credibility of his alleged victim, andrea constand. >> it was determined and presented that these parties had three separate intimate encounters. and in one lied side-by-side in a bed. >> prosecutors spent the hearing presenting prior statements to the police by constand and the comedian in 2005. in them, she claimed cosby gave her three blue pills and some
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wine, and soon was paralyzed and not able to speak. and he then allegedly sexually assaulted her. the attorneys argue that constand should have had to testify, which would have provided them a chance to cross-examine her. >> she was available to testify at trial under the case law as we presented and the judge ruled in our favor, it wasn't necessary. it's a preliminary hearing. hearsay is admissible. >> and cosby's attorney say constand statement is riddles with discrepancy, and questions if she was sexually assaulted, why did she have further contact with him. >> after, and i stress after this so-called incident the complainant continued to contact mr. cosby, accepted a dinner invitation from mr. cosby, the complainant returned to mr. cosby's home. >> prosecutors say that constand was available for today's
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preliminary hearing, but she was not in the courtroom. no trial date has been set. live in norristown, chad pradelli channel 6 "action news." jim? >> thank you, chad. we have prehencive coverage of the cosby case at you will also be able to view a photo gallery and video from the proceedings today. emergency vehicles rushed to 13th and market streets in center city, philadelphia late today, but there was nothing anybody could do to save the life of a man in his 60s. he was a tourist from texas and fell on-to-the tracks and was run over by a septa train. live to "action news" reporter christie ileto who has the tragic details. christie? >> that's right, jim. family members identified him as jackson, visiting from out of town and his family trip took a tragic turn. >> i can't believe it is him. it is like i am dreaming, this
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didn't really happen. >> mayday, mayday. >> radioing that he hit a man on the track at 13th and market. and andrea jackson tells "action news" that man is her brother who was in town visiting relatives. >> and he was at disney world, he and his wife. and they were visiting. they went to the liberty bell, did some shopping and the train to 13th and market. and i am not sure. >> and a lady screamed and turned around and somebody fell. and all of a sudden she said my husband. >> we had to get who have the train and they stopped the train from here and all the way up. >> and they temporarily suspended service on the market-frankford line leaving them to rely on shuttles. >> and 13th street, assumed it would be open and it was closed off. and they indicated o go back to 15th street. >> step up, step up. >> and the jackson's struggle to
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make sense of what happened. >> this is not a man that would jump in front of a train or anything like that. you know what i mean? in the air force 22 years plus. >> and service back up and running and they are reviewing the surveillance footage to term how he ended up on the tracks. reporting live. >> thank you. smoke could be seen pouring from the treeline in bucks county tonight as chopper 6 arrived at the scene of a house fire. flames gutted the home on the 4800 block ripping through the roof and exposing the structuring skeleton. fortunately, nobody was hurt. the information that thousands of families have been waiting to hear in the north penn high school community. there will be classes tomorrow on a normal schedule. that in the wake of a fire at the school today. going live to the school,
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"action news" reporter dann cuellar. dann, no easy job ventilating that school today. how did they get it done? >> well jim, it took the better part of the day, but crews were finally able to air out this huge schoolab ablbuilding from smoke. after a chaotic day. chopper 6 over north penn after the fire broke out. nearly 3,000 students and faculty quickly evacuated. >> everyone didn't know what was going on. like there are so many of us. >> a little crazy. >> yeah, very crazy. >> fire officials say it broke out on a banned storage area where band equipment are stored. >> our crews found fire above the dropped ceiling in the store among area. >> above where the lights are. >> yes. >> there three rooms, store among, choir and band and a classroom. >> and there are lockers in there are student instruments and other things. some trophies damaged.
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>> because heavy smoke lingered through much of the school complex students were ultimately sent home for the day. >> were you allowed to go back in to get your stuff. >> no, not allowed back in. >> my backpack was there and i had to call my mom to get my spare car key so i could get my car. >> students have finals in a few days, but it turns out that this will go on as planned. the cause of the fire is under investigation by the state fire marshal's office. i'm dann cuellar channel 6 "action news." >> thank you, dann. montgomery and bucks county residents are angry following a chaotic meeting set up to learn more about chemical contamination in their water supply. the navy, e.p.a. and agencies helped an open house in horsham. many complained they didn't get any of the questions answered. 16 municipal wells in horsham, warrington and war minister are should down until the water
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safe. buying beer at gas stations in pennsylvania. governor tom wolf wants the liquor control board to "free the 6 pack." it has been illegal for years but a recent ruling opened the door. wolf wants state regulators to approve licenses for the dozen of locations that applied. the court says it is ok as long as the points of sale are separate from the gas pumps, such as a convenience store. the case could end up in state stream court. still to come tonight, twisting in the wind. we have incredible video as at least a dozen tornados touch down in the heartland. don't lose sleep about it. researchers weigh in whether the cry-it-out method is best for babies. and hearing from the winners of "dancing with the stars" about their victory minutes ago. the first time this month, temperatures made it up into the 80s. it's going to get a lot hotter
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than this as we head to the holiday weekend. the details in the accuweather seven-day forecast. i'm nydia han. tonight i have a solution called the mom project. and i think it will revolution eyes how women work and what moms and companies need. a win-win and i can't wait to tell but it. and ducis rodgers with the villanova wildcats getting a very important date when "action news" continues tonight.
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k >> there's three tornados on the ground at the same time. good night! >> and those were some of at least a dozen tornadoes that touched down tonight in kansas witnessed by the single storm chaser. some of the twisters formed perfect funnel clouds and kicked up debris in swirling vortexes. fortunately the only ravaged countryside. no major damage or injuries reported. the head of security operations at the transportation security administration is out of a job.
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kelly haughian replaced by another official, following skepticism about his acceptance of a $90,000 bonus and those unbearably long security lines at american airports. officials at los angeles international airport have given the all clear after a scare on the tarmac. swat officials boarded a plane this morning with guns drawn and police dogs after receiving a threat concerning the american airlines flight coming in from houston. passengers were screened as they walked off the plane. nothing found. planned parenthood in pennsylvania held the animal spring gathering. the former texas state senator wendy davis the speaker at the we westin. knowing to support abortion
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efforts in her state. and whether babies should cry it out, researchers in australia found it is ok for infants. no spike in the hormones, the babies just as attached to parents a year ago and crying it out the most sleep training method, getting babies to bed faster rather than staying in the room and continuing to comfort them. that's the result of the research in australia. an age-old problem, women taking time from work to have children and struggling to get back into the work force. companies try to fill the gaps new moms leave behind and retain talented and accomplished women. and a look at the mom project that claims to be the solution. >> i know from my own experience when you become a mom, getting back to work isn't easy.
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i also get that many companies can't afford to have moms like us gone for very long. a new concept could be a win-win for all of us. it was started by this woman who, of course, is a new mom herself. ♪ >> allison robinson became a mom 10 months ago when her son asher was born. and before that worked in sales and marketing for proctor and game -- gamble. >> and i couldn't go back and work like i was working. >> and attending to another called the mom project. >> i am happy to be in this opportunity to really help moms across the country to find really meaningful, rewarding work. >> it would revolution eyes the way we work. providing project-based work for women and needed talent to companies through the matteerniy maternitiship program. >> and when they go out on
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leave, there is a gap and we send in one of our professionals who have skill sets to cover for the gaps, and it provides a nice vehicle for re-entry. >> just launched in chicago, more than 3,000 professional and more than 100 companies of all sizes across the country signed up. philadelphia-based penn mutual is interesting becoming the newest partner. for the penn mutual c.e.o. the mission is personal. >> i took three years off from the industry and during that time there were not projects like the mom project to help people bridge and continue to work. >> and believes businesses can benefit, too. >> to have a great company you have to have great people. so this gives you the opportunity to attract and retain great women at various stages of their career. >> women like karen finn, a
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project manager ready to get back to work outside of the home but at her own pace. >> i have two kids in full-time school in the fall. >> signing up for the project and can't see where it takes her and others. >> i think there is a huge population of really, really bright, motivated women who want to stay relevant and maybe do something completely different. and this is an amazing idea and opportunity. >> the mom project is equal opportunity. eligible men can join, too. candidates must have an undergraduate degree, five years experience and go through an interview with a talent manager. the 22nd season of "dancing with the stars" wrapped up just about 15 minutes ago. this group of supporters cheered on the finalist, niles demarco, and an inspiration for overcoming his challenges.
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he is totally deaf and the fans at the deaf communications center with a watch party in montgomery township and here is the moment of the big reveal. >> the winners and new champions of "dancing with the stars" ar are -- >> that's right, defeating the ufc fighter. and ginger third place and he is the first deaf person to win "dancing with the stars." >> it is more opportunity for the deaf community. it really means a lot. i have my own foundation to inspire deaf kids and make changes in their lives. >> and he will be on "good morning america" tomorrow morning right here on channel 6. a dramatic victory tonight on "dancing with the stars." >> and everybody in the final, they are all amazing.
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>> i thought ginger was spectacular. >> she got in great shape after having the baby, too. >> without question. the weather. going to get hot. going to continue the theme "dancing with the stars," hot, hot, hot weather on the way. and double scan showing it is dry out there tonight. we did have quite a bit of cloud cover this afternoon. but it broke up just in time for imagines like this. april posted this on my facebook change from green lane lake, and a gorgeous sunset. and the sun has definitely set on our cool may days, because it's starting to feel like summer. 73 degrees currently in philadelphia, down from the high of 83. 76 is the normal high for this time of the year. allentown 61 right now. trenton 62. dover holding at 70 and cape may 64 degrees. satellite 6, along with action radar, showing the upper-level low bringing us unsettled weather moving off the coast of
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cape cod. and we have the strong high and that is the weather-maker through the week and the first 2/3 of the holiday weekend. center city tomorrow doesn't feel like may anymore, it will feel like july. 88 degrees, 11 degrees above average. wall-to-wall sunshine and dewpoints in the upper 40s tomorrow. pretty low humidity. that's the situation in the lehigh valley as well. mostly sunny with a high of 88. and atlantic city it will be cooler, 78 degrees before the sea breeze knocks the temperatures down into the 60s late in the afternoon, and again plenty of sunshine on the way. the dewpoints, the measure of moisture in the air tells a story. tomorrow the dewpoints in the upper 40s. low humidity. and then you can see the dewpoints are creeping up. by friday in the low 60s, which isn't oppressively humid. but haven't had temperatures close to 90 and dewpoints in the 60s at all this year, you do want to take it easy through the weekend. and memorial day back to the
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cold front bringing us cooler and drier areas well. and the tropical satellite says this can be a fly in the ointment for folks traveling to florida or the carolinas. and this weather in the southern bahamas is associated with a stationary front. the low pressure is developing along that. the owing air about 80 degrees. not a lot of wind in the upper atmosphere, this could become tropical storm bonnie. even if it doesn't become a named storm it will likely drift towards the u.s. and bring rain, high winds and high surf to florida and the carolinas for the holiday weekend. so i will keep you posted. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, sunny and warm tomorrow. 88 degrees. we bump it up to 89 on thursday. friday hitting 90 for the first time this year. and it stays warm over the weekend, 88 degrees on saturday. 85 on sunday. each day could have a pop-up thunderstorm, and then on monday a backdoor cold front brings up cooler air, drier air, 76 degrees for memorial day.
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and tuesday, clouds mixing with sun and a high of 76. take it easy, especially on friday, our systems are not used to that type of heat yet. getting some details in on a situation in albuquerque, new jersey where donald trump rally turned violent. antitrump demonstrators outside of the arena threw burning t-shirts and plastic bottles at police. the police have secured the area now, but the demonstrators were overturning trash cans and barricades. the rally itself was interrupted a number of times by protesters screaming trump is fascist and we have heard enough. and donald trump responded to the bluster by telling the protesters to go home. to go home to mommy. we have heard that before. we don't know of any reports that anybody was hurt. but there was an outbreak of violence tonight outside of a
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donald trump rally in albuquerque, new mexico. and we will have more "action news" in just a moment.
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kenneth, are they closing the stage this afternoon for auditions?
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what's on that piece of paper? oh, miss maroney... your forehead! it should not be doing anything. i just had botox! i know exactly what's happening-- happening. whoa! this is a bad streaming experience. it really shows a real fun... (announcer) don't let bad streaming ruin a good show. don't look at me! (announcer) only verizon has the largest, most reliable 4g lt network. can your network say that? switch now, buy a galaxy s7, and get one free. plus up to $650 back, only on america's best network. >> channel 6 celebrating success tod today. and thank you, sarah bloomquist, for your role in a partnership with children's hospital to raise money for pediatric cancer. the phone bank today included a number of celebrity guests.
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thank you, phillie phanatic. and he showed up and he was a pleasure to spend time with today. donations can still be made through our website at the phillies in detroit tonight. >> a rush patch right now, jim. hopefully the air is not coming out of the balloon of the lack of run production is starting to come back to bite them. the phills and tigers. and herrera back in the starting line-up, and last night benched for not running out a grounder. and the first inning, cabrera. the phillies want get this guy out. and cabrera with 2 r.b.i.s. and 2-0 tigers. and victor martinez since, and jamie martinez scores. 3-0 tigers. and that's enough for just ten verlander, striking out 10 over eight scoreless innings. the phillies lose 3-1, losing four of the last five games.
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the eagles another round of off-season workouts, the latest installment running through thursday with a new coach, the o.t.a.'s take on new meaning. and they are installing a new offense and the players need to learn, and learn it quickly. >> i am used to learning something new, but at the same time there are new intricacies that you can only through the reps in practice. there are things here and there you will never be able to replicate in a meeting room. so i think everyone is excited to learn the new offense. villanova's trip to the white house on the docket. they will meet president obama next tuesday. and josh hart tweeted out "one more year" returning to villanova for the next season. more sports after this.
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>> delaware named a new basketball coach, working as an assistant coach at notre dame. he is from berwyn, pennsylvania. lightning and pens. nyquisstavros niarchonyquisf a high white cell count. broken bat, wait this is women's softball.
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that is an aluminum bat. they are not supposed to break. they don't make them the way they used to. and seniors in the top 3% of their class honored tonight at the cathedral basilica saints peater and paul. and part of the annual academic honors convocation. 149 students from 32 archdiocesan and catholic high schools recognized for accomplished tonight. "jimmy kimmel live" next followed by "nightline." his guests tonight, colin farrell, brad paceley and demi levato. and for cecily tynan, ducis rodgers and the entire "action news" team, i'm jim gardner. good night. ♪
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>> dicky: from hollywood, it's "jimmy kimmel live"! tonight -- colin farrell. plus music from brad paisley, featuring demi lovato. and now, here's jimmy kimmel! ♪ [ applause ]


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