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dr. kauffman was allegedly running with the gang. it comes six years after popular radio show host april kauffman was found shot to death in her linwood home. david tyner alleging that her husband, dr. james kauffman and two members of the pagan motorcycle gang helped to carry out the crime. their plot began in 2011 when 68-year-old kauffman and 61-year-old ferdinand augello began looking for a hitman. >> as a result of april kauffman's desire to divorce james kauffman he was intent to rather have her killed as opposed to losing his financial empire. >> prosecutors allege that the man for hire has since pass add way and paid $20,000. they are charged with murder and racketeering and augello is
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charged with another murder plot that was not carried >> additionally augello was charged with planning to commit of murder of james kauffman. >> kauffman is already in jail stemming from weapons charges in june after he pulled a weapon when a search warrant was executed at his office. today april kauffman's only child. daughter kim pack says this about the charges against her former stepfather. >> the details that emerged in the press conference i was not privy too. it was very hard to watch. very -- it really takes, you know all of your words away it's such a gut-wrenching thing. >> and jim these charges coming just months after david tyner
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took over the office vowing to solve unsolved homicides in the county. ed jacobs kauffman's defense turn said to us on the phone his client will we entering a not guilty plea and had nothing do with his wife's death. and now investigators are combing through a burnt out home in philadelphia and it killed a fire lieutenant matt letourneau. and the atf national response team is on the case. they will soon start digital mapping of the remnants to help determine a cause and officials have not been able to get inside because the structure is and state flags in harrisburg and philadelphia were lowered to half staff in honor of fallen fire lieutenant letourneau, governor wolf says that the lieutenant's sacrifice
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will not be forgotten. and the deadly cold especially for the elderly. that was driven home in bucks county. sara bloomquist explains. >> police were called to the 3100 block of freeman's lane in the holland section of northampton township. after the neighbor discovered the body of an 88-year-old woman next to his house. as of this time there is no foul play but it appears for whatever reason he came out of the house late last night and fell down and was unable to get up and a neighbor found her at sob 10:30 this morning. >> she was wearing practically no clothing a boot on one foot and a shoe on the other. her sliding glass door was open and her shower was running and the nightshirt on the floor and the water was warm.
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>> she was scantly clad. i don't think there was a case of anything normal why she went out like that. >> police say it's possible that the woman may have been suffering from dementia and neighbors declined to talk and she suspect she became disoriented. it's a good remind toward keep tabs on senior citizens any of your neighbors especially in winter weather. people fall especially with the ice and things like that. if you have an elderly neighbor and elderly friend, family member, sure check on them on a regular basis to make sure they are okay. >> police add it's not clear if weather was a factor. the woman may have been suffering from a medical emergency, the bucks county coroner will determine the cause of death? holland bucks county, sara bloomquist, channel 6 "action news." and there is word today that a busted water pipe will keep a camden school closed for the rest of the week, the officialed at the rt cream family school
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originally closed the school yesterday and today and the damage is more extensive than thought and the students won't return this week. the pipe burst on the third floor flooding the entire school and if more time is needed the district will consider whether to send students to other schools. the water main break created a geyser late this afternoon. chopper 6 hd was over washington lane and rodney street in west oak lane. it happened shortly after 4:00. it's unknown how much water flooded the streets. and this could cause problems as temperatures dip below freezing again. >> it did not take long for the district attorney to make waves when he booted prosecutors today and krasner sat down with a one-on-one with dann cuellar. what did he have to say about the dismissals today? >> reporter: well, he said a lot of things in a wide ranging
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interview in a news conference followed by a one-on-one interview with da larry krasner and he answered all sorts of questions. he will seek truth and justice and try to end mass incarceration and not just score a high incarceration rate. >> not just a matter of how many convictions you can get and how many years you can get for the turn in their resignations. he says it's nothing that others have not done. >> the coach gets to pick the team it doesn't necessarily mean that players who are traded are bad players, some of them might players that simply do not fit into the strategy of the team. krasner tells us on a one-on-one eeking death penalties convictions is simply
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over under his administration. >> you never never but the decision is on the fact that the death penalty is never imposed in pennsylvania. >> and also dramatically will curtail the civil asset fort fitture abused by prior da's, where there are convictions but not against a grandma whose grandkid got in trouble and she is charged with nothing and did nothing wrong. >> he is looking to fill the 33 positions left vacant and the possibility of more to come. and hee lost a number of cases to one o the top homicides and he is still working in the office. >> thank you. upper darby police are look for two gym thieves that just
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did more than rifle through a rocker room. megan kelly says that the thieves took her wallet and purse and stole her car. it's a 2016 hyundai coupe with pennsylvania plate kgz 0856. police are asking anyone with information to call them. coming up a flashy show of supbring a smile to a young boy battling cancer for a second time. jaime apody -- >> reporter: yes, hi, how are you? we are live getting set for the eagles playoff game against the falcons and you know what? doug peterson was off and we have bulletin board material coming up too in a little bit. >> our high today made it up to 45 degrees and we came out of the deep freeze 5 degrees above
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normal. and it gets warmer and i am tracking rain and a weekend cool down in the exclusive accuweather forecast. and chris christie touts his tenure giving his final state of the state address when "action news" continues tonight.
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the chris christie era effectively ened today with the final state of the state address in trenton. john rawlins was there. [ applause ] >> christy shook the hands of some and hugs others as he moved to the podium today in hissing
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is signature blunt tone he says new jersey is better off. >> eight years later we helped the private sector create 334,400 new jobs the economic turn around because of his tough tax cutting and refusal to cave in. >> i vetoes corporate tax increases and over the last eight years i vetoed more tax increases than any governor in modern american history. >> christie talked to the bipartisan effort in taking over atlantic city that fiscal tough love is producing a turn around. >> hard rock is invested millions in redeveloping the taj mahal and the sands is being redeveloped and revel is sold and being redeveloped. and revenues are up.
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>> he replaced them with a less costly but more effective camden county force under the direction of chief scott thompson in the chamber today. >> murs are down 66% and robberies down 46% from 2012 and nonfatal shootings down 43%. >> the poll teres saying the one popular chris christie will exit off as the most unpopular new jersey governor on record with only 13% of the respondents viewing him favorably while 68% view him unfavorably. john rawlins, channel 6 "action news." yesterday we introduced you to a special 9-year-old boy fro delaware known as danny feltwell. fighting his second bout of cancer and the community is rallying in a big way. with flashing lights a sea of law enforcement officers from
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♪ fly eagles fly >> its pretty good eagles spirit flying high at calvert christian academy. the second season that students for the pep rally this afternoon
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we want to see your team spirit if you love the birds share your photos or videos with us, use #6abcaction on instagram and twitter and we'll post them to the "action news" facebook wall. and the eagles putting in a game plan for the atlanta fas. >> hopefully we hear that song a lot saturday afternoon. the waiting is the hardest part but gave them an opportunity to clean things up. and they take the field against the atlantic falcons, jaime apody is live at the team's nova care facility with more. >> reporter: ducis the intensity has picked up here at eagles practice. you see it on their faces and hear it in the coach's tone and the pads thumping and their first playoff game in four year just days away. and doug peterson's first playoff game as a head coach. that may explain why he is on
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edge and may come down to the play of this guy, nick foles is under a lot of pressure as well as eagles get set to take on the falcons on saturday. they wore the pads and described the focus as laser sharp and about staying in the moment and remembering what is important. to be where we are at and have the home playoff game and feed off the fans and crowd that is electric on saturday afternoon. and just again stay in the moment. do the things that got us to where we are today. >> i don't care how we get the win we are if the playoffs and we have to get a win. and obviously you want to play, i will give it everything i have for these guys and they will give everything they have for me. that is the beautiful thing about team it doesn't matter how pretty you just want the w. and just keep ongoing. >> we talk about bullet continue board material and i didn't see it with my own eyes but i am
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told they posted signs around the complex reminding them they are underdogs in this game. and i like it. i like it a lot. live at nova care complex playoff week. >> jaime thank you. to the nba the sixers are overseas in the uk getting ready to take on the boston celtics that game coming up on thursday, the sixers are taking the practice facility there in london. coach brett brown is excited for the game and he is down right giddy to be playing overseas. >> driving on the other side of the road and different ways to say something and different food all of that is something that you like to have our players experience. and it all adds up to growing a team. and to sharing something that is collaborative with our group. and i think that this event brings all of those types of things out. >> college football the national title game between alabama and
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georgia, down and the true freshman that came on in the second half a perfect 41 yard pass to devon smith. alabama won 26-23. and how timing? immediately after the game du the celebrationtory chaos, bradley boseman proposed to his girlfriend and she said yes and now they are both getting rings. i am curious where he hid the ring during the game. >> someone must have held it for him. >> pockets? i don't think so. in the sock? cecily tynan has the accuweather forecast in just say moment.
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chopper 6 hd is live in west philadelphia. police are on the scene of a shooting and then a crash. chopper 6 over 57th and walnut streets, that is why police while transporting a gunshot victim crash the. it was on route to penn presbyterian hospital after scooping up the victim at 58th and baltimore. there is it no word on the extent of the injuries sustained by the gunshot victim or if anyone was injured. walnut street was shut down at 57th and 56th street and that is the story live in west philadelphia. let go to cecily tynan and the late word from accuweather. >> we have climbed out of the deep freeze, the action cam in
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fairmount park looking at the wissahickon creek with temperatures back up into the mid-40s and live on sky 6 hd look agent spring mountain ski resort. lots of skiers and snow boarders out there. a lot better than the weekend in the poconos the windchill was 28 degrees below zero on sunday morning tx was cold. the accuweather highlights show you the thaw continues the rest of the week and comes at a price though. two ways of a soaking rain. friday morning into saturday morning. and then as we head through the weekend temperatures will begin to cool off yet again. right now though not that bad. 39 in philadelphia, down from the high of 45, 5 degrees above normal. allentown 37 and atlantic city airport 36 and the cool spot millville 33 degrees. i want to show you the different type of satellite image, usually the satellite shows the clouds and this is a satellite picture that shows the snow cover over
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delaware and south jersey and shows the exten of the ice from the delaware river to the delaware bay, it's unusual to see this much ice into the delaware bay and thick along the shore. and as far as the satellite showing clouds not much to show. high pressure is building in and the combination of the snow pack that high pressure with the clear skies and the low dew points the dry air means temperatures will drop well below freezing and do be careful anything that melted today on the untreated surfaces, the driveways and sidewalks will be refreezing overnight and patchy black ice, 23 if philadelphia and allentown 18 degrees and cape may 24 and wilmington 21. tomorrow a really nice day. high pressure is sneaking to the east and mixture of clouds and sunshine and cooler than today. but 40 is the average high for this time of year and seasonable and as we head into thursday high pressure leaves and a warm front approaching and this
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brings us much warmer air the high up to 50 degrees but it clouds up and that system brings us the soaking rain over the weekend. future tracker 6 showing one waive the first wave of rain is here for the friday morning commute and a wet one and temperatures well above freezing and we are talking about rain not freezing rain. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast nice day tomorrow. mixture of sun and clouds and high of 40 and bump it up to 50 and bring in the clouds. and thursday night into friday morning a wave of rain and one late on friday, mild with a high of 60 and saturday transition day we hit that early and morning shower for the eagles game it should be dry and lots of clouds and chilly, it's first quarter 45 and fourth quarter 35 degrees and it is chilly. sunday down to 31 degrees and martin luther king day of service down to 28 and tuesday mostly cloudy and next system 34
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degrees and it looks like the system could bring us light snow on wednesday and i'll keep you posted until the weekend though we have a big thaw on the way. >> thank you. man the barricades, they are moving the iconic barricade from the set of les miserables it opens on january 9th for a week and a half run. this is a newly designed production of the show telling the quest for redemption. do you hear the people sing? yes we will at the academy of philadelphia. "action news" continues at 10:00 on phl 17 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 will join us at 11:00. ,000 in america last year.
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tonight, several dropping stories as we come on the air. the deadly mudslides. we're on the scene right now. houses and cars swept away in california. the death toll growing tonight. a 14-year-old pulled from the mud alive. president trump just days after the book "fire and fury," the author claiming white house insiders told him the president does not read, does not listen. today, the president spending 55 minutes on live television, negotiating on immigration, the dreamers and his wall. and what the president said today when asked if he would beat oprah in 2020. the major development involving the dossier about donald trump and russia. the former spy behind it, and what we now know tonight. and there's breaking news this evening coming in on steve bannon. the schoolteacher who argued the teacher should get a raise after learning the


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