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richard ross as the successor to charles ramsey, "action news" reporter vernon odom is live at police headquarters, as you know kenney was on the record saying he would appoint ross so this comes as no surprise. >> reporter: none whatsoever, the mayor elect says this was the worst kept secret in town. after more than ten years as deputy commissioner, richard ross is about to ascend to the top job, it was no secret that richard ross was the first and only choice. >> so many hinges on the police department interacting with the communities is one of the most important things we do as a government. >> this is more than passing the baton, things we have done successfully and it's not about reinventing the wheel but building upon it and making the city a better and safer place.
>> he had a lot of key assignments, captain homicide, running internal affairs and eventually overseeing daily operations for 6,000 cops from homeland security to major events, and his mentor commissioner johnson and outgoing commissioner, charles ramsey. >> i am my own man and i will do the best i can and get feedback from the community and the police officers. >> and thumbs up on richard ross. >> rich is going to step up to the front seat and it's going to be a great working relationship and we are going to do a lot of good. >> if we make a world class city we have to have a world class police force and a world class relationship with the community and the police force. >> police officers will be trained on the -- >> they are trained every year
on the legal updates and we hammer home the law and message out properly what we will and will not tolerate. >> two quick important things here, the intrigue of selecting his department commission unders will play out in the week as head and i can tell you tonight that jim kenney later this week will reveal the identity of his managing director, sources tell me it's michael bardines. live in police headquarters in center city, i'm vernon odom, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you vernon. philadelphia police have that this is video of a kidnapping in progress at a gas station convenience store, the woman in the pink jacket is a doctor from pennsylvania hospital, the man she is with the alleged kidnapper who is telling the woman to drain her atm account of money, how did
this all end up? "action news" reporter, sara bloomquist is live at the same gas station with the answer. >> >> reporter: this is where this ordeal came to an end for the pennsylvania hospital doctor, she is safe tonight thanks to an astute gas station employee who sensed something was very wrong and helped her. >> this is video of the suspect and the doctor he abducted trying to withdraw money from the atm. >> the clerk thought something was not right about the pair. >> i am looking and thinking no boyfriend. >> he was right to be suspicious, the man abducted the woman from this parking garage across from pennsylvania hospital and the woman was on her phone with the suspect when the suspect got on the elevator with her and flashed what appears to be a gun and he drove her around withdrawing funds
from atm's until the car was declined and along the way they picked up the suspect's friend and the woman's husband went to the hospital and alerted police, after trying the atm at the gas station, the suspect and doctor brought cigarettes with her considered and he was convinced he had to help her, he told her to stay inside i'll keep you safe. >> he yelled to the suspect to return the woman's keys and phone and the man acted as if he was armed and drove off in the honda, he gave the woman a water and his phone. >> meanwhile the suspect turned on the victim's phone allowing her husband to track it and the police caught up with the car and took he and his friend into custody. >> the man he picked up along the way is not likely to face charges, we are told that the
suspect is a drifter and was arrested a week ago for a theft inside of pennsylvania hospital. live in port richmond, sara bloomquist, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. philadelphia police are investigating what led up to a double shooting that left a couple critically wounded this morning, the incident happened ib side of a home at the 6200 block of hershonn street and investigators believe that the 26-year-old man shot the 28-year-old woman before turning the gun on himself. two guns were found at the scene and both people are in critical condition. the philadelphia water department hopes to have service restored to dozens of homes at oxford circle by 9:00. the water main break left 70 homes without water today and the eight inch main broke before noon flooding the street. again they hope to have service
restored by 9:00. on this veterans day a number of ceremonies across the tri-state area honored our nation's service men and women and perhaps the largest event was at the vietnam veterans memorial at penn's landing in philadelphia. people placed flowers and leaves to remember those that lost their lives in vietnam. all attendants were presented with a commemorative pin. [ taps ] >> the battleship new jersey served as the backdrop to a solemn sore moany, to honor service members that died in battle. and on veterans day so many eyes every year turn to the city of media, "action news" reporter eva pilgram was there today. >> reporter: the roar of motorcycles welcome the start of the 56th annual media veterans
day parade. >> 45, 46, 47. >> navy 57 to 69 and then the army reserves from 77 until 1998. >> i was in the united states navy. >> veterans from all branchs. >> united states navy 63 and 64 vietnam. >> army 77 to 80 in korea. >> air fort 61 and 62. >> and different conflicts came to veterans squared today. >> we are veterans and we came down to pay our respects. >> to honor the men that didn't come back and honor the ones that did come back. >> eugene vickers celebrating his 100th birthday today but the celebration was tempered. >> in my family all of my grandfathers served in the military. a reminder of the sacrifice. >> so someone -- and that somebody aimed his rifle at my
dad and thank god my dad took the rifle from him before the rifle took him. >> the price of freedom from generations standing side by side today. >> as the flag was rolled out a sense of patriotism swelled and hopes that this dream, the american dream will continue to be passed on. >> what do you think it's about? >> the veterans and the services that the veterans did, and like how they saved our country and stuff. >> in media, eva pilgram, channel 6 "action news." >> and they gathered at valley forge national park to honor our veterans past and present. -- aim fire! >> the ceremony at the national arch commemorated not only veterans day but the 70th anniversary of the end of the
world war ii, a wreath was laid to honor those that died in service to our country. a 100-year-old philadelphia tradition is embracing change by embracing diversity. the mummers day parade has come under fire for racial and ethnic innocensensitiv insensitivity. now there will be new participants and they hope that the tradition continues to thrive for many years to come. coming up a wish comes true for a special flyers fan that got on the ice with some of his heros. >> better help him than arrest him. >> a d.a. police officer talks publically today about why he bought a new pair of boots for a man with no shoes. i'm nora muchanic, i'll have his story coming up. >> and a storm system bringing
engineer asked him to remove a passenger that was not wearing shoes. >> i asked him where are your shoes? and he hesitated and became embarrasses and in a low mumble stated he doesn't have any. instead of giving him a hard time, he gave him a hand, when across the street to the pay less shoe store and with his own money bought him a pair of size 12 pair the boots. >> he couldn't afford shoes to ride a bus, it just seemed like the right thing to do. it was captured on cell phone video that went viral, officer joiner's simple act of kindness strikes a nerve with people. >> that is him, he is a caring person, it doesn't surprise me. >> if you know the officer, he doesn't look for any
recognition. >> i am quite shocked about the attention. >> the son of a retired camden cop sarnt joiner his been with the force for the last eight years and is trained to look out for the less fort nate. >> other officers have done that and more. they were not caught on camera. >> the homeless man appreciated the new boots and the kind gesture and now the rest of us can too. i'm nora muchanic, channel 6 "action news." dart is doing tds part to help needy families in delaware. "action news" was in fairfax, newcastle county for the annual stuff the bus campaign, they are collecting none perishable food items and household buses, last year they filled two buses. [ female announcer ] business travel isn't just about the going.
miami dolphins coming to town on sunday at 1:00, it seems like a while since we have played a 1:00 game s we have had three in a row in prime time, nothing comes easy for the eagles, none of the next three opponents have a winning record but the eagles are now dealing with a new injury. jaime apody reports. >> add malcolm jienkins to the list of walking wounded and jason peters is back on the field he has pain in his quad because of a pinched nerve in his back. >> how confident you will go? >> 50/50 it depends on what the coaches decide. >> sam bradford from villain to super hero status from last
week's walk-off win. he seems fearless but peter parker is not. the quarterback is weaving a tangled web, a season of inconsistency and is feeling comfortable in this oh fen. >> the more you do something and the more reps you get the better you feel and that is how this process has gone for me. >> he feels more and more comfortable. >> think part of it is us making him feel more comfortable. >> the last two games are the best two of the season, it turns out that the team simplified the play book for him. >> in the last few weeks we found out what we are good at, pass concepts that i'm comfortable with and we are comfortable with. >> with the eagles, jaime apody, channel 6 "action news." >> basketball now, sixers big m man, nerlins noel, is missing
the buzz at the gm meetings in florida have the phils shopping ken giles with you it's not his goal to trade giles but would not rule out the possibility. translation he is listening. giles had a 1.80 era last season and the concludes of the world series of poker had a local feel. >> the river card is a jack! joe mckeen goes wire to wire to win the 2015 main event. >> joe mckeen who lives in north wells, outlasted josh beckly and he gets the coveted bracelet and a first place prize of $7.68 million. he was rocking the old school
iverson jersey last night. >> how much is that after taxes? >> $4 million? pocket change right. the flyers teamed up with the make-a-wish foundation to welcome an 8-year-old fan and his family all the way from wisconsin, liam has severe cerebral palsy and a seizure disorder, he and his brothers got to take the ice this morning at the skate zone in voorhees and his favorite player, jacob voracek helped him score a goal and feel like a flyer for the day.
you said it would become beautiful for the veterans day afternoon and it did. >> we saw peeks of sunshine and it was dry for the veterans that was wonderful. stormtracker 6 live double scan showing we are getting a break in the action after the rain yesterday, some more rain is on the way tomorrow but lets go live on sky 6 hd tonight taking a look down broad street thank is our temple university sky 6 camera, we are partly cloudy skies up stairs but the clouds are thickening overnight ahead of our next storm system. the highlights show you after yesterday's rain we are tracking more rain on the way tomorrow and the big story on friday is the strong gusty winds and tomorrow though, the good thing is, it should not affect the moshing commute or the evening commute, it's light rain and not as much as yesterday, tomorrow we look at .10 to .25 inch,
temperatures are not bad near 60 degrees, and 58 is the average high, today made it up to 65 and behind the system, the winds of change on friday, a low pressure gradient and high pressure is building in and this creates wind gusts 27 to 41 miles per hour friday afternoon, don't try to rake your leaves on friday and some of the winds continue into early on saturday, right now pretty mild, 61 in philadelphia, and millville 59 and trenton 57 and sea isle city 57 and wilmington and reading 57 degrees, satellite 6 along with action radar showing there is some thicker cloud cover moving into the midwest, that is what is moving in overnight and here is the storm system i'm tracking, ahead of it, we have tornado watches, a half dozen confirmed tornadoes and behind it cold air with snow and this system is not a direct hit and it's drifting across the great
lakes and it's just a frontal passionage, with the clouds rolling in it's mild for november, 55 in philadelphia and trenton 47 and 50 in cape may and wilmington 46 degrees, tomorrow morning lots of cloud cover and shouldn't be the rain for the morning commute but as we head around lunch time, this is when we'll see generally light rain, maybe a few embedded heavier showers and it's out of here by 4:30 and could see peeks of sunshine before the sunsets, the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, mid-day rain, quick hit and high of 61 degrees but friday is when we get the winds, gusting to 40 miles per hour and a high of 58 degrees, some clouds moving in late in the day and saturday still windy and chilly, 54 degrees and winds up to 35 miles per hour in the morning and then they'll ease and sunday looking great, for the eagles dolphins game, not as cool and mostly sunny and 59 degrees and look at
next week, with warms up again, 64 on monday and tuesday 66 and wednesday, possibly of a shower but temperatures 13 degrees above normal and tomorrow after 11:00, i will have my exclusive winter outlook, a lot of people wondering with el niño what does this mean for our region as far as temperatures and snow this winter i'll break it down for you on "action news" at sec tomorrow. >> possibility it never comes? >> not going to happen. >> abc world news is next on channel 6 and "action news" continues tonight at 10:00 on phl 17 with brian taff and ducis rogers and please join us for "action news" at 11:00 on channel 6. for the entire "action news" team i'm jim gardner, we hope you'll join us at 11:00.
tonight, the major storm hitting right now. blizzard conditions and tornado warnings at this hour. the system moving east, multiple car crashes, millions will get hit tonight and tomorrow and we're in the middle of it. new video tonight of that plane crash into an american neighborhood. we now know nine people killed on board. the fight night fallout. trump doubles down today. would he employ a deportation force to send millions of undocumented immigrants home? the deadly explosion. more than a dozen injured. some critically. and the warning as americans turn on the heat again. the simple test you can do at home. the major lawsuit tonight. the birth control mixup. the pills and the packages mistake blamed for more than 100 surprise pregnancies. and on this veterans day, the world war ii heroes about to sing a song you won't forget.