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news" is a fatal fall at a delaware state park, a woman is dead after plunging 30 to 40 feet this afternoon. the incident happened at lum's state park. dann cuellar is joining us live there. >> reporter: monica, the go ape adventure has been shut down for the day following the fatal accident, an accident that has not been fully explained what we know is this, according to authorities, at 2:38 a woman guest here at the go ape zip line fell 30 to 40 feet off a platform down below to an area that makes up lum's state park. paramedics had to perform cpr on the route to the trauma unit where she was pronounced dead. they are investigating how the woman fell off the platform.
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these platforms are usually shrouded by railings and other materials. according to the website go ape features a tree top experience, you take on obstacles and tarzan swings and an incredible view of the park. a statement from the company says they are investigating the cause of the situation and will provide information once it is made available. but we have confirm that a 59-year-old woman is dead after falling 30 to 40 feet off a platform to the ground down below. her identity has not been released. i'm dann cuellar, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. now, to a warning for women. philadelphia police are searching for a man on a bicycle that they say has been riding
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around groping women. the suspect is wanted for at least four sexual assaults in south philadelphia and center city this month alone. john rawlins is live at the scene of one of those attacks. >> reporter: well monica, the special victims units hopes that the video she released will generate tips, it is believed that the man on the bicycle is responsible for a series of indecent assaults that began two and a half weeks ago. >> it all happens quickly. >> the crime happens in just seconds. a man on a bike reached out and indecently gropes a woman and she screams and he takes off never looking back. he comes up behind them on all the occasions and reaches up under their dress and basically gropes them. >> the first attack on august 6th on south 14th and then the
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900 block of bomb lard and the 1200 block of south 13th and in that case the assailant is on foot. >> early 20s, hispanic stocky build. the backpack is distinctive black with orange side panels and a hefty strap. this resident said today -- >> it doesn't shock me. lets be honest, i have heard stories about people being robbed and people getting their bikes stolen and now this. it's a lovely neighborhood she says if she goes out alone she is vigilant and brings protection. >> pepper spray and i carry around a knife, because you never know. you really don't. >> police are looking for a
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clear image of the assailant and investigating a possible fifth incident today. and if this person seems familiar the special victims unit would love for you to give them a call. two men accused of having sex with a 15-year-old girl will go to trial. 57-year-old lawrence jamison and 25-year-old john brown were in a westchester courtroom today. police say they tricked a 15-year-old girl into a relationship and investigators found more than 5,000 imaged and videos of child porn at jamison's home in malvern and they face sex trafficking and child pornography and sex assault charges. police are asking any other victims to please come forward. we are following the story unfolding from central italy. at least 159 people are dead after a 6.2 magnitude earthquake. the quake hit at 3:30 in the morning and since then they
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spent the day searching for survivors among the rubble. the health minister says children were among the victims. they pulled a toddler and child out alive earlier today. and we continue on you'll find the latest on the survivors and photo gallery and the latest video from the scene. of course world news tonight with david muir has more reports from the region. next at 6:30 after "action news." last night at 11:00 we showed you the first moments of freedom for this philadelphia man that walked out of jail after 25 years, anthony wright was wrongly convicted for a 1991 rape and murder and today wright had a chance to meet the jurors whose decision set him free. vernon odom is live now in center city. >> reporter: monica, it was an emotional rendezvous here in
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center city as jurors paid tribute to the defendant that sat in jail for so long and slammed the district attorney for keeping tony wright behind bars as long as he possibly could. >> the jury that liberated tony wright came to praise and embrace him. they claim he was the victim of misconduct by the police and district attorney dating back to 1991. >> 25 years, that is when his neighbor louise tally was raped and stabbed to death inside of her philadelphia home. wright says he was railroaded and forced to sign a convention statement he never made and sentenced to life. >> yesterday wright, his lawyers from the innocence project and his family walked out of the courthouse after the jury took less than one hour to find him not guilty of all charges.
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last year the innocence project forced the dna evidence that showed his innocence. >> when you get dna results that say he is not the right person it's a new level ofvesty of justice. >> tony was kept in jail for another two years when he should have been free. >> it was years of agony know that the construction worker did not commit this crime and he can now hold his grandchildren in his arms and his son now 29 cannot remember seeing his father outside of prison walls. >> now he can pick up a phone and call me at any given second. >> i'm like a baby now, i have not breathed this type of air, i haven't been hugged so much in
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so long. >> reporter: monica tonight the wright family tells me it they have decided or even discusses to file a civil lawsuit against the city of philadelphia. in center city, i'm vernon odom, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. a big job fair had the ballroom at bally's in atlantic city bustling. caesars entertainment was trying to fill 500 open spots at the atlantic city, philadelphia and baltimore casinos, over 200 jobs are at the baltimore horseshoe casino location. some were being hired on the spot. >> there was move-in day for the class of 2020 at philadelphia's largest universities, thousands of freshman moved into to temple and the university of pennsylvania. they came with everything from clothes and microwave ovens and lots of electronics, at penn teams of volunteers helped to do
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the heavy lifting and they helped to do the new phase of life but they will miss their families. coming up tonight a barbecue in camden today aimed to help the homeless in more ways than one. and a new player to the red skins roster had a response to the eagles. >> a beautiful end to another spectacular day, looking live from ocean city from the slave shrivers beach cam.
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breaking news right now, chop 6 over the scene where a two vehicle accident has seriously injured one person. you see the overturned vehicle in the center of your screen. we believe that one victim was ejected and pinned under one vehicle. and was air-lifted for emergency street books treatment. again, 57 old easton road in plumstead township buck county. no word yet on what led to the accidents. federal and local law enforcement put their skills to the test in montgomery county, bomb units and s.w.a.t. teams took to the schuylkill river on barbados island. this was just a drill and the mar time exercise gives the officers a chance to test their response to a pressure filled situation.
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and a drill in hamilton township, pseg crews were simulating a gas leak and in this drill a contractor hit an underground line and caused an explosion. many are caused by contractors who did not get the gas lines marked first. on a lighter note it is an end of summer barbecue but with a mission, help the homeless get the services they need and feed them a delicious meal. walter perez tells us about this important tradition in camden county. >> the camden county point in time homeless connect cookout is an eight year tradition and the primary goal is to make sure that camden's homeless population is aware of the resources available. you can connect them with the agency and provide them services with something to eat. when we go to the food bank they
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give us staples that we can give to families. >> the cookout doubles as an information workshop where homeless family and individuals can learn how to apply for social security and access mental health services or get a basic checkup. melissa is from one of three federally funded clinics and the hardest part is convincing a homeless person that they need a checkup. >> have you to talk to them and form a relationship with them. >> that is the reason for the cookout to spend time with people that need the most help and let them know that someone cares. james ingels came to the cookout and is now a shelter employee and no longer homeless. >> i am now have my own housing. >> a survivor makes her believe
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this will help her get back on her feet. >> i'm an emotional person, and you want to cry and you go through a rough time and you think people don't care and they do. it's hope. the homeless day shelter here in camden, if would you like to learn more about their programs a link can be found at reporting from camden, walter perez, channel 6 "action news." philadelphia's play grounds and parks aren't just for kids anymore. mayor jim kenney signed a bill making these facilities multigenerational and family friendly and accessible for people with disables.
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i'm hillary clinton, and i approve this message. michael hayden: if he governs consistent with some of the things he said as a candidate, i would be very frightened. gillian turner: he's been talking about the option of using a nuclear weapon against our western european allies. max boot: this is not somebody who should be handed the nuclear codes. charles krauthammer: you have to ask yourself, do i want a person of that temperament controlling the nuclear codes? and as of now, i'd have to say no. [bill o'reilly sighs]
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and as of now, i'd have to say no. iso let me tell you what i knowe about senator pat toomey.. my mom was the principal at sandy hook school in newtown. she died that day protecting the young children in her care. when it came time to vote on background checks, pat toomey crossed party lines to do the right thing. that's who he is, and i'm grateful. independence usa pac is responsible for the content of this advertising. time for sports and ducis is here and bad blood brewing between the eagles and one of
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their rivals. they don't face washington until the end of the season but never too early to trash talk and not when the red skins had a loud mouth on the roster. >> the eagles refused to add fuel to the fire after new red skins quarterback, josh norman, who is never afraid to speak his mind picked on sam bradford. >> have you ever once ben one of the top 20 quarterbacks in the league and you want more money? i can't wait to play him twice a year. without being too dramatic about it bradford's teammates came to his defense. >> i'm not going to pull a to and get all upset. >> my team, my quarterback -- >> sam is my guy, everyone loves him, and he is our quarterback now and i think he'll be successful this season. >> bradford declined to respond
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and knowing the eagles quarterback he would much rather let his play do the talking and get his last shot in the preseason when they are expected to play in the third quarter. >> he wants to play hard and prove everyone wrong and worth the number one pick a few years ago. >> this is what rival teams do they like to talk the trash. >> it may be early for trash talking after all they don't play the red skins until mid-october but this gives bradford and the birds bulletin board material. >> while the eagles are beginning another chase for a championship. the soul are one step away. they face the arizona rattlers friday in phoenix and the arena bowl title is on the line, back in 2012 and 2013 they lost to the soul in the championship game and they feel like they have unfinished business.
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they want to taste the floory. >> this is why you play, as a player and a coach being through both of these, you this is what you dream of you go to a hostile environment and dream of throwing the pass and winning the championship. we know it's a great atmosphere and it's a tough ball game but we are ready for the moment, the phillies try their luck with the white sox and chicago. and they need to pitch better than jake thompson, the white sox roughed up thompson for seven runs and jose abreu and justin morneau went back to back. and thompson's era is now 9.8. finally tonight a sweet catch by billy hamilton last night with a game with the rangers, hamilton appears to be nowhere near the ball and makes the diving grab and it's
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estimated he traveled 123 feet. >> thank you ducis. a montgomery county group trying to narrow the digital divide in education has 700 computers in a need new home. they refurbish computers and offer them to schools and families that can't afford them. it only costs a small administrative fee. you can call the number on your screen and the group could use computer donations and volunteers by the way.
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david was proud to be an american soldier. and i know i'm prejudiced because he was my son, but i don't think he had a mean bone in his body. there is not a day that i don't think about david. when i saw donald trump attack another gold star mother, i felt such a sense of outrage. "she was standing there, she had nothing to say..." if donald trump cannot respect a gold star family, then why would anyone in america think he would respect them. votevets is responsible for the content of this advertising.
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the steam is starting to sneak back in and adam joseph is here with the details. >> escalating by the end of the week and another heat wave on the way. the 90s are returning as we look at stormtracker 6 live double scan it's quiet and a lot of blue upstairs today just a few cumulous clouds at times and the action cam down in the back bays of atlantic city, looking really nice down at the shore. this is gardner's basin an oasis removed from the boardwalk of atlantic city. temperatures 84 degrees in philadelphia and 83 in allentown and 83 in trenton and reading and the numbers came up a degree tore two from yesterday and the sea breeze in control at the shore and the ocean 76 degrees. high clouds in central pennsylvania but most of them
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fall apart as they try to puncture in with high pressure in control. and we are dealing with severe weather rocking through parts of the midwest right now and multiple tornado warnings splitting indianapolis and parts were hammered by a strong tornado that passed through and this tornado watch could expand and really volatile weather in this region with a cold front passing through. mostly clear and slightly humid back at home and the night tonight is not as comfortable as the last two nights if you slept with the windows open in the suburbs and 68 in center city. that pushes through the east tomorrow and 90 ahead of it locally and humid tomorrow as the dew points go from the 50s to low 60s to upper 60s and could be an isolated downpour north and west of philadelphia breaking away from the front, but most areas stay dry, and same thing for friday. a spotty downpour or
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thunderstorm, and this is when the heat will peak along with the humidity of 93 degrees and feeling more like 100 degrees across philadelphia and especially to the south and east. tomorrow that sea breeze goes into effect and the winds continue to funnel in off the water the last couple of days and more humid and low 80s for highs, sea isle city 83 and 85 in rehoboth beach. and disorganized here with the cluster of thunderstorms no circulation on thunderstorms trying to wrap around one another but has an 80% chance of being named hermine over the next five days and if if you look at the spaghetti plot this is a 500 mile spread so high uncertainty as to what happens to hermine if it's name that and
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the indications are it could be more like a tropical storm and not so much a hurricane at that time. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast heat wave number six stretches from thursday right through next tuesday with temperatures at or above 90 degrees and most stays are humid and we get one break here from the humidity on saturday. and it returns on sunday and a chance of a thunderstorm on monday and even on wednesday, a week from now. only 1 degree below 90 with the muggy weather sticking an. thank you. abc world news tonight with david muir is next on channel 6. "action news" continues at 10:00 on phl 17 with brian taff, sharrie williams, adam joseph and ducis rogers. and then of course join us for "action news" at 11:00 here on channel 6. for adam and ducis, have a good night we hope to see you at 11:00. for all those pokers,
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tonight, the race against time. the massive and deadly earthquake. our team on the scene in italy. the trapped, the children rescued. search teams talking to a woman through this tiny slice in the rubble. our chief foreign correspondent is there. at this hour, the tornado emergency in this country. buildings destroyed. students hunkered down in classrooms today. and we're tracking a tropical system headed to the u.s. that could become a hurricane. also tonight, american university under siege at this hour. attackers rushing in. students barricading themselves inside. martha raddatz standing by. donald trump turning up the heat on hillary clinton. b but the trump team has asked, doesn't donald trump donate to the clinton foundation himself? and newfound


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