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nina pham the first nurse to get ebola is on her way to the specialized facility in maryland. just a few moments ago we have learned that the priest limb nature i test results show a quarantine student, in connecticut does not have have ebola. four more airports including newark liberty began enhanced screening today, and president obama authorized the use of the the national guard to fight ebola in west africa, if necessary. head of the cdc says ebola must be contained in africa. >> one of the things i fear about ebola is that it could spread more widely in africa, and if this were to happen, it could become a threat to our health system and health care that we give for a long time to come. >> reporter: well, philadelphia's readiness for ebola out break was the topic of the city council hearing today. meantime we're hearing that the philadelphia fire fighters union is expressing some concern. "eyewitness news" reporter walt hunter is live at city
hall with the very latest, walt? >> reporter: well, natasha, during a more than three hour hearing before a special city council committee here we got our first inside look, on all levels at how the the city is preparing to fight the threat of ebola. city officials gave the city an a for their efforts, others, however say there are issues that must be overcome. fire fighters union president, joe shuly showed city council members the protective suits now being distributed to medics and fire fighters, gear that shuly claims falls short of providing protection from the ebola virus. >> they should be wearing the bio hazmat chemical suits. that is what we assume wrongfully so that is what the department would be outfitting our members in. >> reporter: fire officials say the suits meet all cdc requirements. health testifying at council commit hearing that philadelphia deserves a high grade for ebola preparedness. >> i would say it is between an a and a plus.
>> here in the philadelphia region we are in the yet ready to take care of all ebola patients safely. >> reporter: patricia eakin, president of the pennsylvania association of staff nurses anal identify professionals disagreed. >> what matters now is we take charge of preparations for our region. >> reporter: beyond learning about ebola preparations the committee was told of the impact on philadelphia's liberian community who find themselves being stigmatized, even as family members perish in their home land. >> they have been experiencing prejudice about the disease being a african disease and it is not. the it is a disease. >> we are asking for your support so that together we can contain this virus. >> reporter: more than anyone answer or issue, the answer today, gave everyone a look at just how complicated the planning for the ebola threat really is, planning that everyonedhopes will never have to be put into effect in our city. live at city hall, i'm walt
hunter, cbs-3 "eyewitness news". >> thanks, walt. new at 6:00 children's hospital of philadelphia is preparing for a possibly bowl a out break. hospital officials say cdc asked chop to be a designated ebola treatment center for children. the doctors at chop have been receiving training since august on how to deal with ebola. >> we have developed a list of procedures around safe management of a patient with ebola and working to educate our staff in the high risk units caring for them. >> we have isolation rooms designated where patient was go should the need arise. >> new at 6:00 a philadelphia doctor is heading to west africa. she will use her experience to help treaty pole a patients there our health reporter stephanie stahl is live at philadelphia international airport with her story, stephanie. >> reporter: well, chris, there is a desperate need for doctors in west africa where the ebola out break is out of
control. one very brave philadelphia doctor say she felt compelled to go. >> i'm mainly feeling ready to go on the plane and go to the work that needs to be done. >> reporter: just before leaving for liberia, 34 year-old doctor trish henwood spent a final few moments with her family at the airport. >> reporter: why did you wanting to over there. >> i work a lot in have africa. i have been working in east africa for ten years. i think it is something that hit close to home for me. >> reporter: the doctor hoist an emergency department physician at the hospital of the university of pennsylvania, has been involved in a variety of international humanitarian efforts. she says that she feels now compelled to help with ebola patient. >> there needs to be more boots on the ground and more treatment centers, more beds, more health care workers and more resourcers in order to actually stop it where it is starting. >> reporter: doctor henwood will work at international's bowl treatment unit in the county four hours north of the capitol of monroerea. >> are you worried about your safety.
>> it is something i'm thinking b it is a different clinical context where i know taking care of myself will be the most important thing. when i'm on shift it is not something i think about it is usually taking care of my patient. i'm used to wearing gowns, and head gear, and foot gear when i'm running trauma. it is going to be obviously hotter then it would be in our emergency department and other challenging conditions. >> reporter: now doctor henwoodies a competitive athlete so she says she's ready for those hot, challenging conditions in liberia. she is supposed to be there for five weeks and in quarantine for 21 days when she's back here in philadelphia. report living from the airport, i'm stephanie stahl, cbs-3 "eyewitness news". >> important work that she's doing there, stephanie, thanks very much. stay with "eyewitness news" for continuing coverage of the east bowl a virus, both at home and abroad, we will get you all of the new developments as they come in both here on television and on line at cbs philly.com.
well, it is going to start feeling more like fall, very soon, but when will temperatures be dropping? meteorologist kathy orr has a check of your first forecast on a pleasant evening tonight, kathy. >> it is beautiful. little breeze in the air now and you can see as sun gets lower in the sky, we will be feeling a chill when you step outside. temperatures as you mentioned are definitely on the way down but consider this, yesterday, before the rain 77 degrees. today 71. still above average. friday will be above average. saturday just below and by sunday temperatures taking a major nose dive. skies are clear right now but some clouds will be moving our way from a system that is picking up some showers through lancaster and berks county. for us it will be additional cloud cover late tonight. right new in philadelphia 67. fifty-eight in the poconos. sixty-six in dover. sixty-five in millville. this evening we will have a few clouds rolling in at 7:00, temperatures falling through 60's in the 50's by 11:00 with a few more clouds throughout
the delaware valley. coming up we will talk about a seasonal start to the weekend before temperatures really take he a tumble and more showers in that seven day forecast, more on that when i join you inside later on in the broadcast. >> kathy, thank you very much. new at 6:00 this evening the 911 call from a neighbor reporting the fire that killed cooper health care ceo and his wife. >> smoke or anything in the windows or anything like that >> there is definitely smoke, i can see it the now. keep knocking on the door. >> somebody is trying get out. theybanging on the door. >> are you able to get the door open. >> john sheridan and his wife joyce died in the late september fire in the somerset county home. investigators ruled it was
intentionally set but still have not released the exact cause of the sheridan's death. somerset county prosecutor's office did release this statement in response to the 91 call. despite what the 911 callers observation where is at the time, we are of the belief that the sound that were being heard, were from the dwelling as it was burning. members of the teachers union voiced their frustration again today, they gather outside school district headquarters ahead of tonight's meeting of the src. the union is angry the the src canceled their contract earlier this month requiring them to pay a portion of their health care premiums. "eyewitness news" reporter noel mcclaren has more. >> we sacrifice so much. >> blocking broad street after they say their benefits were block, hundreds of philadelphia public school teachers, now forced to pay into their medical to support a school system in financial crisis. >> we have to pay $700 a month 6789. >> it is not just teachers
union, many parents are out picking, and many are picketing governor corbett. >> i went through the public school system myself. my kids. my nephew go through public school system here. i can just see the slow dwindling of resources. i see where they are going. >> reporter: we have only watched this crowd grow bigger as day grows later. many people here we spoke with said that they are out here, in anticipation of a first src meeting. since the decision to alter benefit was made. we're outside src, noel mcclaren for cbs-3 "eyewitness news". vice-president joe biden meantime visits philadelphia to tour latest phase of the delaware river dredging project. 300 million-dollar project, it is aiming to accommodate larger boats, shipping more goods in and out of the ports. army core of engineers is deepening the delaware from 40 to 45 feet for a hundred mile stretch from the ben franklin bridge to the mouth of the
delaware bay. biden says that the dredging is critical to the region this latest phase of the dredge being project is expect to be completed by early next year. getting children back in the books, still to come on "eyewitness news" annual program in philadelphia that hopes to have more children reading. from books to tv, the new way to watch your favorite cbs shows from past to present, kathy. we have clear skies right now a few showers to the north and to the west and after that a major cool down, the the biggest story in the seven day forecast, we will take a look at how low that mercury will go coming up with the seven day, leslie. kathy, flyers back at work still looking for that first win of the season. they have lost last two games in the shoot-out and do no mention to head
coach craig beruby. hear what he has to say about the shoot-out coming up in sports.
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the team's swimsuit california car as well, that is tonight, after thursday night football. well, right now a couple of hundred students are being told to look for a new school. they are being forced out of their charter school in northern liberties. a live look now inside of the school as a lottery is underway. it will sort out who can stay and who must go. the school loss a legal fight with the school district of philadelphia "eyewitness news" reporter todd quinones is standing by live to explain more about what is going on, todd. >> reporter: chris, right now as i'm sure you can assume there are very happy, relieved parents but there are very disappointed parents as lottery here started about 25 minutes ago. it is a lottery no parent wants to be in and this is video just taken minutes ago from inside the gym where parents like regina brown who has had two students here are left to the mercy of chance. >> i don't want my kids, in the neighborhood school so i'm hoping something works out and
my kids are able to stay in the school and they are able to do something. >> reporter: you's hoping their number comes up in a positive way. >> yes. >> reporter: what if it doesn't? >> i will go home school, my only option. >> reporter: there will be a lot of empty chairs here at charter school come monday, 250 in all, who gets to stay will be left to chance, walter d palmer is president and founder of the charter school that bears his name. his will school is in northern liberties and frankford and they are out $300,000 a month he claims after recently losing a long court battle with the philadelphia school district. the two sides have been arguing for years over reimbursement money. >> reza shourd we have to be finding options for them so we have invited a number of other vendors, catholic archdiocese, we have invited charter schools, we have invited everyone. >> reporter: school has 1200 students in aids k through 12 but philadelphia school district says the agreed cap for reimbursement for city charter school is at 675 kids
so district successfully argued in court it does not to have reimburse palmer charter school for at digsal 52,025th students over the cap. and, this could be just round one because of the school's financial problems, they might have to shed another 300 students, very soon. in the meantime the philadelphia school district has been in contact with parents here to help them enroll their kids in public school if they so choose. reporting live tonight from northern liberties, todd quinones, cbs-3 "eyewitness news". well, new at 6:00 getting everyone on the same page. >> "eyewitness news" at the parkway central library for the announcement of the one book one philadelphia selection. book chose then year, orphan train by cristina baker kline. the one book one philadelphia program is in its 13th year now and aims to promote reading and library use. "eyewitness news" at a ground breaking ceremony on the campus of west chester university today.
new business and public affairs center will offer larger, more centralized classrooms, including an educational concept known as the dinner theater classroom. big news from our parent company, cbs today, network announcing a exciting new way to keep up to date with your favorite shows as well as some old classics. it is call cbs all access, and it is web delivered tv that includes local, cbs programming, like cbs-3, plus countless current and current past prime time shows all on demand. best part new service will only cost subscribers, $5.99 a movement. you can watch us all the time. >> where ever you are. >> anywhere in the world. >> and get weather at anytime. >> as always. >> that is great. >> i love it. >> sign me up. >> we are talking about a very changeable forecast. first we will start off with a seasonal thursday afternoon, we will start off that way
this weekend but it will until the stay that way. you may like it, everybody has different opinions about the weather. take a look outside down the shore a pretty sunset in atlantic city, atlantic county as temperatures are comfortable in the 60's this afternoon. live neighborhood network pictures takes us to the palmyra cove nature pennsylvania park in new jersey where the temperature right now is six 56789 wind west southwest at three, started off in the clouds this morning, sun breaks, pretty reflection on the delaware. you can see city sky line in the background and a very pretty end to the day and sunset. on storm scan three we are seeing some showers. we have a tropical low pressure swinging through colliding with the daze time heating create something showers and a few downpours through lancaster county and heading towards reading. this is expected to fall apart moving towards montgomery and chester county and will provide a few clouds into philadelphia later tonight. you could see a passing sprinkle to the north and west of the city. meanwhile temperatures mainly in the 60's but where we have seen the rain we are seeing
cooler temperatures n reading and land cast only in the 50's. during date tomorrow it will be pleasant like today with plenty of sunshine. temperatures in the 70's. cooler for your saturday, between 69 and 70 degrees but still a sunny day, no weather problems. cooler air will spill in saturday night and we wake up sunday to temperatures only in the 40's, high temperature in the 50's. now we dipped in the the 50's earlier this month but this will be the first time that we will see, more than one or two days that cool. jet stream is taking a big dip saturday night and that will start the trend sunday into at least mid period of next week of a major cool down. switching gears to the tropics, even they it will be cooler we are still experiencing hurricane season. this is hurricane gonzalo that has its eye on the island of bermuda 145 miles an hour sustained wind, moving north/north east at nine, a major hurricane, category four
and forecast to pass very close to or over bermuda tomorrow have afternoon as a major category three storm and accelerate towards the north east. for the second time within two months we have another tropical storm heading towards hawaii, this is anna just to the south, we will kick up surf and hopefully that is all it will be doing this weekend long the big island and island chain. overnight patchy clouds, low of 54. during the day tomorrow, 71. on the exclusive eyewitness weather seven day forecast, take a look conditions changing over weekend, sunday, monday, tuesday, wednesday even thursday temperatures much cooler then average in the 50's and bordering the 60's. we want you to join our eyewitness weather watchers network sign up at cbs philly.com/watchers to find out more. good afternoon, 6:20. still a little bit of the mess. we will go outside first and show you cameras on top of
i-95, just at the commodore barry bridge an accident taking out this right-hand lane right here and partially blocking part of the ramp to the commodore barry bridge and expect ago lot of delays northbound, and you fire police out there for quite sometime trying to get that cleared up and out of the way as everybody crawls on by to the the left-hand side. can't say much better for ben franklin bridge, so from the new jersey side westbound in the city also losing those two right-hand lane due to construction. you can see brake lights crawling in the city and a lot of traffic heading into new jersey, stay there
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guard after suffering a lower body injury. flyers have have yet to winnie game this season, win less after four games for first time since 2008. so you think hitting the road is a good thing. >> when you go on the road with a team for a couple days. it gets the team closer. and we're looking for our first win, i think we are starting to feel good about our game and how we are playing. and things are slowly picking upright now. >> flyers have lost last two contests in a shoot-out. they typically do in the do well in shoot-out. lowest winning percentage in them. it is a touchy subject for craig beruby. >> you act like we don't practice it. don't put so much emphasis on it. you need to win a regulation games. >> little touchy. >> sixers head coach brett brown will be note be with the team when they host celtics in preseason action. joe he will embiid brother passed away in africa so brett business joe he will. nerlens noel is out of the line up with a upper
respiratory infection. giants could clinch their third national league pennant in five years tonight against the cardinals. last night, buster pose i drove in three runs and san francisco beat st. louis six hospital four. and, of course, we have thursday night football right here on cbs-3. afc east
battle will between jets and patriots, the pregame coverage, starting at 7:30, and i say this will be a close one. should be a if one. >>
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>> pelley: tonight congress demands more action to stop ebola. >> i want to join with the chairman in urging the president to immediately institute a travel ban. >> and a nurse says that dallas hospital was not prepared. >> it wasn't organized. it wasn't safe. no one really in charge. >> reports from unanimous werner, nancy cordes and dr. jon lapook. elizabeth palmer is inside iraq with police recruits training to take on isis on a day when baghdad is rocked by a series of deadly bombings. bob orr on smartphones that can't be unlocked. are they a threat to national security? and from wyatt andrews, an issue lincoln and douglas never debated. >> ladies and gentlemen, we have an extremely peculiar situation right now. captioning sponsored by cbs