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septa showdown. buses lined up and tonight's strike deadline just minutes away. what you need to know in case workers walk off. more pain at the pump. at the stroke of midnight, glass prices will surge in new jersey. how much more you'll be paying for each gallon. fbi fallout. the feds looking into e-mails from hillary clinton's top aide and now we've learned about an inquiry involving the man who used to run donald trump's campaign. >> announcer: nbc10 news starts now. count down to shut down in less than an hour. septa buses and trains could come to a standstill in philadelphia. >> take a look at our countdown clock. we are just 59 minute as way from the strike deadline, and hundreds of thousands of people being stranded for their morning
commute. good evening. i'm jacqueline london. >> and i'm jim rosenfield. we've been covering the labor battle for months, and now it all comes down to these last few minutes left to make a deal. >> nbc10's keith jones is live in center city where the negotiations are happening. keith, what is the latest? >> reporter: both sides are negotiating. still here behind me, the latest information we received about ten minutes ago, this statement from septa. they say they're hopeful. they're optimistic. they are making progress. however, with that said, there is a contingency plan in place. they've already started distributing it to riders. also tonight they've started encouraging drivers in the city not to abandon their routes come midnight. off the bus, on to work. >> i don't know how i'm going to get around. >> reporter: earnest depends on septa. he works two jobs. >> it's going to be really difficult. >> reporter: neither does mom cheryl edwards. >> it will mess my whole family up. i got three girls. >> reporter: and missing work isn't an option for her girls.
>> yeah, scrambling. asking people. >> reporter: about 884,000 riders in that very same boat, including some 60,000 students. but the transport workers union, local 234, vows to walk at midnight. that means stopping septa city buses, trolleys, and subways. a sticking point in negotiations, pensions. only some riders we spoke with say they're prepared. >> we've done it before, and we're quite used to it. >> reporter: tom hump friday plans to car pool with co-workers. many others won't be as lucky. >> it's not fair to workers, what they're going through. but, yeah, i'm definitely worries. >> reporter: back here live at the sheraton, center city, negotiations still under way between the transport workers union and septa. the philadelphia public schools have said they're going to remain open. that means staff and faculty, they're required to attend. they're urging parents to have a
contingency plan, which is the bottom line here tonight. tomorrow morning, have a backup plan in case they do go at midnight. the transport union workers strikes. we learned at 12:05 they plan to hold a news conference inside which you can check out on nbc10.com, if that's the case, if the union does strike. for now we're live. i'll see you in 15 minutes at the sheraton in center city. keith jones, nbc10 news. >> here's something else to keep in mind. a septa strike would not affect service outside the city. that means regional rail trains, suburban buses and the norristown high speed line. they are in the clear. now, in response to the possible strike, uber says it's expanding its uberpool service throughout the philadelphia area. that includes at and near all regional rail stations. the ride sharing service allows you to share a car with other riders and also this. car rental service zip car. that's offering $5 reservations. >> more bad news for commuters. in about an hour, new jersey's
gas tax hike goes into affect. it jumps 23 cents a gallon tomorrow. new jersey will go from having the second lowest fuel tax in the nation to the sixth highest. we found plenty of people filling up before that change goes into effect. >> it's sad because people can't afford big vacations. you could afford maybe a little trip to the playground or to the aquarium, the zoo. but now you got to factor in gas too because it is going to make a big difference in people's lives. >> state lawmakers approved the gas tax increase to help pay for transportation projects. to decision 2016 tonight and the upheaval in the presidential race after the fbi announced it's investigating new e-mails linked to hillary clinton's top aide. >> that october surprise hasn't done much to sway voters' opinions, at least according to a new nbc news/survey monkey poll. it shows hillary clinton with a six-point lead over donald trump in the days leading up to the fbi's announcement friday. and that lead remains the same after the announcement. >> tonight, top democrats came to philadelphia saying the road
to victory in pennsylvania goes through the city of brotherly love. nbc10's denise nakano live in the breaking news center. >> reporter: jim and jacqueline, vice president joe biden spoke to the crowd saying a win in pennsylvania is a win for hillary. his appearance along with minority leader nancy pelosi signals just how important philadelphia is to this election. >> get out the vote now. >> vice president joe biden spoke to a packed crowd in south philadelphia, the only way biden can. >> he's a home boy, and he talks the language that people understand. >> reporter: his message, there's a lot weighing on pennsylvania. >> if we win pennsylvania, hillary wins the election. we lose it, hillary loses the election. >> reporter: the philadelphia democratic city committee's annual fund-raisers at the steel workers union highlighted the importance of this final week before the election. >> i am prepared to work to make it happen. >> it's pretty breathtaking to hear some of the how competitive
pennsylvania really is when it comes to this presidential election and as a swing state. ♪ >> reporter: meanwhile, hillary clinton spent the day campaigning in another competitive state in this election, ohio, where she strongly challenged the fbi's new e-mail probe. >> why in the world the fbi would decide to jump into an election with no evidence of any wrongdoing with just days to go. >> reporter: supporters back in south philadelphia say the recent e-mail investigation only motivates them. >> we're fired up again. >> hillary's supporters are definitely fired up right now. >> reporter: now, neither biden nor pelosi touched on the e-mail case. they focused instead on how this race all comes down to pennsylvania. live in the breaking news center, i'm denise nakano, nbc10 news. tomorrow the trump campaign will make a push for pennsylvania as well. donald trump and his running mate, mike pence, are scheduled to appear in king of prussia in the morning. trump is expected to deliver an obamacare focused policy speech.
he and expense will be joined by several other republicans including ben carson. today trump campaigned in michigan, where he attacked clinton on the fbi e-mail probe again. >> hillary is not the victim. the american people are the victims of this corrupt system in every way. and this is your one chance right now, november 8th, to change it. hillary is likely to be under investigation for a very long time. >> this comes as nbc news has learned of an noib probe tied to a former top trump official. law enforcement and intelligence sources tell nbc news a preliminary inquiry is looking into former trump campaign manager paul manafort's foreign business connections. manafort was reportedly paid $12.7 million in cash by pro-russian politicians in ukraine, and there have been reports of what some call his disturbing ties to two
politically influential wealthy businessman, one ukrainian, one russian. the fbi has not responded to nbc news requests for comment while manafort says he has no links to russia. turning to this. a 2,000-year-old tradition that filled our streets this evening. >> that's right. halloween night. it is finally here. kids were all dressed up head to toe in costumes here at 17th and addison street in center city. they went door to door for that sweet treat that we all remember well. neighbors greeted the tricker treaters with huge bowls of candy. >> it was a little chilly, other than that not a bad night out there sheena. >> a beautiful night really when you consider the fact that it wasn't too cold, and it was dry. plenty of adorable costumes out there too. temperatures right now in some spots have made it already into the 30s. 36 degrees, allentown. 38, mount holly. 39 in vineland. philadelphia, 47 degrees. 43, wilmington. some areas in delaware, possibly south jersey, could see a little
patchy frost tomorrow morning. lock at the temperature difference from 24 hours ago. vineland is 25 degrees colder right now than it was yesterday at this time. the rest of the area, about 15 to 20 degrees colder. by tomorrow morning, i think we'll have many areas down in the 30s, like quakertown, 32 degrees. allentown could be around 30 because right now parts of the lehigh valley are already in the mid-30s. especially with the clear skies, 37 possibly for philadelphia by 7:30 in the morning. again, a chance for some patchy frost. we do have a warm-up by the middle of the week and our next rain chance, i'll tell you about that coming up. now, a new motion filed tonight by bill cosby's defense team on the eve of his first pretrial hearing. tomorrow's hearing in norristown will determine what evidence can be used in the comedian's sex assault trial. prosecutors hope to call 13 other accusers during the trial. the defense says the claims are based on the accusers' unreliable memories and offer no shred of physical evidence against cosby. the comedian has pleaded not guilty to drugging and molesting a former temple university
employee back in 2004. prosecutors a say bucks county man who fathered two children with a 14-year-old girl also sexually assaulted five other girls in her family. today lee kaplan was charged with assaulting six amish sisters. the oldest victim is now 18 years old. the youngest, just 8. police say he hid the girls inside his feasterville home. police initially arrested him back in june. investigators say the 18-year-old was given to kaplan as a gift by the girl's parents in exchange for him saving the family from financial ruin. >> he has had them at his beck and call over many, many years. what we've now been able to do is to hopefully gain their trust and allow us to put an end to this man's reign of terror over them once and for all. >> investigators say kaplan brainwashed the family, calling himself a prophet from god to earn their trust. both of the parents in this case are charged with child endangerment.
jurors will resume deliberations in the bridge gate trial tomorrow after getting the case late this afternoon. bridget kelly and bill baroni could face up to 20 years in prison if convicted. the former chris christie allies are accused of creating traffic jams on the george washington bridge as political pay back in 2013. during closing arguments today, kelly's lawyer called the governor and his inner circle cowards for not testifying during the trial. will there be a septa strike? all indications point to yes. negotiations continue inside. will those union drivers walk off their jobs at midnight? that's next. also ahead, changing the world one haircut at a time. how local volunteers are restoring a sense of dignity and giving the homeless new hope. ♪ the president and first lady getting into the halloween spirit.
back to our top story. septa workers threatening to strike in just a matter of minutes. take a look at our countdown clock right there. about 45 minutes away from workers potentially walking off the job. >> this affects so many people. it would have a major impact on people who rely on public transportation to get around the city. so let's go back to nbc10's keith jones live in center city where those negotiations are under way. any head way, keith? >> reporter: right now they're still going on inside here at the sheraton. the very latest i can tell you is, quote, things are not as rosie as they appear. that is from the transport workers union after we received new information from septa regarding the talks being progressive, being optimistic, and they were hopeful. so now the countdown is on. they're still talking inside.
earlier tonight we were able to get a couple of shots of septa buses, septa trolleys, trains out here on the roadways. it could look a whole lot different tomorrow if they don't come to an agreement by midnight. 880,000 people, that's who will be affected tomorrow. the strike would stop septa city buses, trolleys and subways. that includes the market frankfurt line, the broad street line as well. regional rail and also buses like the norristown high speed line being a rail not being affected. their top sticking point in these negotiations right now being pensions. only some riders we spoke with tonight are prepared. septa does have contingency schedules. they have been encouraging some of their drivers too across the city to not walk off the job and abandon their routes come midnight if they end up striking. by the way, some 60,000 students will be affected by this who take public transit operated by septa daily to get to school. philadelphia schools announced that they will have classes tomorrow. that means faculty and staff also have to report. they're also encouraging parents to have contingency plans, and
that's the bottom line here. the transport workers union is going to have a news conference in the case of a strike. that's scheduled for 12:05. but the countdown is on right now. jim, jackie, as you mentioned, in about 45 minutes' time, that's how long these guys have inside to come to an agreement and ensure that there's some transportation for city workers and also city students. for now we're live here at the sheraton. keith jones, nbc10 news. >> for those of you at home i know you need to know what to go next. tap the nbc10 app for our septa survival guide. take it with you during your commute for updated information on which lines are running, which lines aren't. we will be monitoring the negotiations throughout the night and will bring you any updates just as soon as they happen. right now, new at 11:00, changing lives in philadelphia. volunteers are helping the homeless in an unexpected way. >> it's a gesture designed to help people look good and feel good. nbc10's brandon hudson with the
story. >> reporter: on a beautiful, sunny day in logan square, donald lawson is getting a new look at no cost. >> this is the only time we, as homeless people, get together. >> reporter: lawson was one of several homeless men who got a free haircut thanks to abby anderson. >> that's all they want is, you know, to be visible instead of invisible. >> reporter: anderson provides free cuts for the homeless through her nonprofit salvation and sorrows. she says since april, the barbers, including her husband, have done 300 haircuts across philadelphia. >> i hear how they go for job interviews and how the haircut, you know, made them look and feel like a human being. >> reporter: anderson's motivation is her dad. a homeless vet who passed away not too long ago. she told us all he wanted was a free haircut. >> what do you think your dad would say? >> you see the sun right now? shining on me. that's my dad. >> reporter: while we were at logan square, we saw other
people giving back too. we met the baileys, a mom and daughter who bring food and clothing to those less fortunate. >> we're not doing god's work if we don't do this for them. >> it makes you grateful for what you have because quite frankly it could be us. at any given moment it could be any of us much. >> reporter: generosity made this day a little brighter for donald lawson, a retiree who has fallen on tough financial times. in center city, brandon hudson, nbc10 news. >> you look good, you feel good. >> the biggest blessings in the smallest gestures. >> absolutely. sheena, let's turn it over to you. >> as we go through the middle of this week, the cool air that we have around today, that's going to start to warm up. we have 70s again by midweek, so you can see that at the bottom of your screen with the seven-day. a warm-up with rain in the forecast by thursday. that rain's going to come back with those 70s, and then we have colder air by the weekend.
don't forget this weekend we do fall back one hour. so we gain an hour of sleep, but sunset's going to be earlier now too. locally we're nice and dry. the next rain chance isn't until thursday. tomorrow is nice and dry. 63 for the high. a little warmer than today. reading coming in at 59 tomorrow. nice and dry. if you're in avalon, 61. if you're in dover, your high right around 62 degrees. here's future weather. we stay dry tomorrow. we stay dry even as we go into wednesday. wednesday, we will be back in the 70s. nice, dry conditions wednesday afternoon. then we look at thursday. thursday morning, we should be dry. then we get some rain moving in by thursday afternoon. that's 4:30. and then through thursday evening, that line of rain will be moving through the rest of the area. we do clear out just in time for friday, though. but much cooler friday. so thursday, the 70s will be here with the rain. friday, we cool down. we clear out. we dry out. temperatures in the upper 50s for most of the area. saturday, around 60. sunday, upper 50s, and that's when we fall back one hour.
so here's your seven-day. 70s -- or your ten-day, i should say. 70s by the middle of the week. 72 degrees on wednesday. 76 by thursday with that rain in the forecast. then we cool down to the upper 50s. this weekend will be much cooler than what we'll have coming by the middle of the week. the heart walk looks good on saturday. just a little chilly in the morning. by sunday, falling back and gaining that hour of sleep, will be around 60 for a high sunday afternoon. election day looks good. nice and dry. temperatures in the low 60s. rain returns by the middle of next week. stay tuned. we'll be right back. i've always taken on the status quo. in harrisburg, they didn't like it when i stopped their perks and pushed for reform. as head of pennsylvania's third-largest county, i cut out wall street middlemen to protect pensions. now, as chairman of the pennsylvania commission on crime, i'm leading the fight to stop the epidemic of heroin and opioid abuse. as attorney general, i'll prosecute anyone who scams our seniors. and i'll hold the oil and gas companies accountable to keep our drinking water safe.
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children of military families at the annual event. ♪ this is thriller >> it was a thrill. that is the first couple doing their version of michael jackson's thriller dance. lots of cell phones out. it was a little hard to see the president as a result, but it looks like he and the first lady did just fine. i'm john clark. eagles coach doug pederson wants to be more aggressive after last night's lost. and nelson
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i'm john clark. eagles coach doug pederson after the loss last night in dallas said he learned he needs to stay aggressive. the eagles led a ten-point lead slip away and some fans were second guessing some of doug's decisions. the eagles had a third and eight. doug called for this play to sproles. it lost six yards. instead of kicking a 53 yard field goal with caleb sturgis, doug punted. here's doug on his decision. >> the third and eight play, i looked at that again this morning and on the plane last night. i i'd have called the same thing again. it's one of our basic, fundamental plays that we've ripped the entire season, and it just comes down to assignments. and we busted one assignment, and negative play happened. >> doug also did not call any time-outs at the end of regulation to possibly get the ball back. the offense did sputter in the fourth quarter. one of the big reasons
throughout the game the birds had five or six dropped passes. nelson agholor had an early drop, but eagles fans, they don't want to hear this right here. nelson says, he wants people to drop the drop talk. >> end of the day, that [ bleep ] is nothing. you just got to make the next one. sometimes they're contested. sometimes you drop them. but if you make as many as you possibly can that come your way, you're going to put yourself in a good position. no one is perfect. i don't want to look at that. i'm tired of hearing that [ bleep ]. we play football. >> i'm disappointed in, you know, the type of comments. i think each individual has to be responsible for their own job obviously. everybody is mad and disappointed and angry after tough losses like we just came through, and we just have to bite our lip sometimes. >> good advice. eagles left guard alan balen ba week to week.
bennie logan should be back. villanova, honor highest pre-season ranking in 20 years. no back-to-backs for the sixers big men. jahlil okafor won't start tomorrow night. embiid will. but joel won't play on wednesday, won't make the trip to charlotte. what do you think about the start to the season? >> it's disappointing, but i see daylight. we all should see daylight. i think it's buying time. we just need to buy some time. and, you know, you're going to get jarryd baylors. jaleel will become more healthy. dario will play more than two nba games. >> looking for their first win again. i'm john clark. we're right back. you out.
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a lot of trick-or-treaters out tonight and pretty good weather. >> i thought it was good weather. it wasn't too cold. a little chilly. definitely tolerable and no rain made it a fantastic evening. tomorrow and wednesday, no rain. temperatures back in the 70s by the middle of the week. rain on thursday. cooler for the weekend. we fall back. we have the heart walk. a lot of stuff going on. >> kids may still be awake on that sugar high. >> probably so. >> good night. >> good night. rs and applause ] ♪ >> steve: from studio 6b in rockefeller center in the heart of new york city, it's "the tonight show starring jimmy fallon." tonight, join jimmy and his guests -- jay leno -- gabrielle union -- musical guest big sean and