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it's a dirty trick. north jersey casinos would take our casinos, and our jobs, and ruin our economy. will pauls and chris brown. when the chips are down, we can't trust them to stand up against north jersey casinos. >> good afternoon in the news police have arrested a firefighter from bucks county. >> also towns along the jersey
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shore beginning to assess the damage from beach erosion this past weekend. >> but the big story on "action news" local college campuses on alert following an anonymous vote about a possible threat of violence on a university near philadelphia. the post was discovered online the day after the shooting in oregon. fbi ordered local campuses to tighten their security measures. erin o'hern joins us at temple university with the very latest. erin. >> reporter: and rick, the time and date of this online threat was specific, the location was not, but this erie post has created some tension and uncertainty on campuses both here and center city and the surrounding suburbs. school officials and law enforcement tell "action news" the move to tighten security was
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done out afternoon abundance of caution. >> it's scary, but temple will do everything they can to make sure nothing happens. >> reporter: it it appears that temple and other universities delivered on the amount of patrols. >> there are more officers on the campus. >> reporter: this with the hope that the students and staff will exercise more vigilance length. >> a post went up on 4chan the post states october 5, 1:00 p.m. central time a fellow robot will take up arms near a university near philadelphia. though some expressed uncertainty about being on campus today, most attended classes. >> i think the threat should be taken seriously, but i wouldn't
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go out of my way to avoid my regular activities because of it. >> reporter: e-mails distributed at st. joe's and villanova alerted students and staff of the threat and stated there would be increased visibility on campus and anything or anyone should be suspicious and reported to campus security immediately. >> police say this happens all the time. we get all the time. >> that's something that law enforcement reiterated to "action news," because this was close to the oregon massacre and apparently the same message board that was used, fbi and atf felt was important to communicate the threat to schools. i spoke to a temple university official today and he said that the university is not only communicating with law enforcement, but also with other
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area universities to make sure they are on the same page and notify each other if anything develops on the threat later today. now we're live at temple university erin o'hern channel 6 "action news." back to you. >> our coverage of the threat continues online at with details on the investigation along with social media posts from area universities and more reaction from students on campus. we're following developing news from chester county at this hour, a mother has been arrested after police say she injected two children with heroin, including her 14-year-old daughter, she allegedly gave the drugs to the grill along with a 16-year-old boy several times over the last month. she also charged with endangering the welfare of children and other related drug charges and being held on $15,000 bail.
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police arrested a firefighter for allegedly assaulting a 14-year-old girl. he was wearing a mask and attacked her, but fled after the victim recognized him. he is charged with false imprisonment and terrific threats and sexual assault. well, the woman who abducted the child from the philadelphia classroom learned her sentence, christina regusters will spend 40 years to life in prison. she was found guilty of kidnapping a girl who was sexually assaulted and abandoned at a playground. vernon odem is in court for the sentencing and gathering reaction right now and we'll
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have more on air and online at >> much of south carolina is under water after torrential rain. tens of thousands are without power. many roads and bridges are washed out. abc's elizabeth hur brings an update from charleston, south carolina. >> reporter: good afternoon to you, the good news, the conditions are improving. take a look, as you noted many roads like this one are still under water and still off limits. the governor's message is simple stay inside and stay safe. record rainfall in south carolina the national weather service said more than 20 inches of rain has fallen since free in some parts of the state. >> been here since 1986 and never seen anything like this in columbia, south carolina.
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>> reporter: hundreds have evacuated and nearly 30,000 residents are without power. >> it's hard, everything, my car, my pictures. >> reporter: 600 members of the national guard were called into help. >> it was like up to here. >> reporter: kelly tried to save anything she could as water came rushing into her home. >> i was throwing stuff on beds to try to save stuff. >> reporter: raging water caught many off guard. this driver lost control of his pick up. a man waded on you out and helped the man to safety through a kicked out back window. the coast guard plucked this mom and her daughter from their flooded home. >> probably the most terrifying moment of my life especially holding on to my 15-month-old daughter. but we made it. >> reporter: this man has been using his own boat to help with rescue. >> i was thumbing on the roof and listened to see if anybody thumbed back.
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we found a note that said we are in the attic. >> reporter: fortunately as you can see here, floodwaters are starting to recede. authorities are going door to door rescuing anyone who may be trapped in their homes. live in charleston, south carolina, elizabeth hur channel 6 "action news." >> back here, flooding and storms plagued the jersey shore over the weekend causing major beach erosion. the mayor of stone harbor estimates the repairs and replenishment will cost millions of dollars. in atlantic city, as we look live from sky6 live hd. the beaches took a beating. you can see it's winds out there with the rough surf kicking up along the coast. >> we can expect brighter skies for the week ahead, but there's concerns down the shore. karen rogers has the exclusive
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accuweather seven-day forecast. >> reporter: that's right, the national weather service extended the flood advisory until 7:00 p.m. because they are dealing with flooding along the shore. you can see the advisory along the atlantic coast and lower delaware bay where we expect flooding in the back bay once again today and the local roads in the area. 8 miles per hour in philadelphia. nothing like it was with the gusty winds over the weekend. down the shore sustained winds in atlantic city, 16 miles per hour. we clock a grus of 23 in -- a gust of 23 in atlantic city. earlier there was a 22-mile an hour gust in philadelphia. the winds are picking up at times, but nothing like earlier in the weekend. satellite and radar showing we started with the clouds and now we see a break in the clouds and that giant orb in the sky is coming back, remember what that was? , the sunshine. 63 degrees. 61 in allentown. 61 in millville.
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672 in sea isle city. still on the cool side especially with the northeasterly breeze. if you're heading out for the afternoon, i know everybody has been cooped up through the gloomy days we've had. sunshine and clouds, 2:00 p.m., 65 degrees, 4:00 p.m., 67. that's the high for today. we have nice changes coming up in the next few days, if you have some outdoor plans i'll help you make the plans. >> as you make your plans for the purpose of the next few days check there you will find storm tracker 6 live and constant updates from accuweather. >> still to come on "action news" at noon, a survivor of the college shootings in oregon, revealed what the gunman said before he opened fire in her classroom. >> we get an update on the cargo ship that disappeared off the bahamas with dozens of americans on a board. >> "action news" is sponsored by the >> breaking news out of vermont
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now wran amtrak -- where an amtrak train derailed. three out of the five cars went over the steam embankment, four
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passengers were taken to the hospital. the train was heading from northern vermont to washington, d.c. when it went off the tracks in northfield in central vermont. four people taken to the hospital, but no serious injuries. the coast guard said a body has been found in the search for a missing cargo ship. officials believe the ship which disappeared thursday off the bahamas during hurricane joaquin sank. 33 people were on board at the time. the one body found was in a survival suit. it is unidentifiable. they have recovered debris including a life ring and heavily damaged life boat. the cargo ship had a second life boat which could hold everyone on board. a u.s. military commander said afghanistan forces requested the airstrike that hit a medical facility over the
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weekend. it hit a doctors without bolders hospital in kunduz. afghanistan forces advised the u.s. and said they needed air support. the oregon community college, umpqua opened its doors to faculty and staff. students will be allowed on campus this afternoon. they can resteve whatever they left behind last thursday when a gunman opened fire killing nine people. counselors will be on hand to help. classes and events will not resume until next monday. one of the students that survived the rampage is speaking exclusively to abc news, the 18-year-old was in class when the shooting started. he said he has been waiting a long time for the day, he
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laughed after he shot the teacher. she closed her eyes and played dead. she didn't think she would make it out alive. but a fell student yelled that the gunman was dead. >> i didn't want to open my eyes and i did, looked around the classroom it was horrible, it was the worst thing i had ever seen to in my life. >> she suffered a gunshot wound to the back and is in the hospital still recovering. >> supreme court justice are back in session today. in the coming months they are slated to hear cases on affirmative action death penalty appeals and union fees paid by public workers. it is possible that the contra septembertive mandate -- contraception man daylight portion of the -- mandate portion of the obama care act could come up. >> we have details of a crime
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in south philadelphia where this person tried to rob an he eldery victim. the clothing retailer
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american apparel has filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. american apparel's board approved a plan, but needs approval from bankruptcy court. shares plunged 24% in premarket
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trading this morning. the cruise of out of networks atm reached a record high. customers pay 4.52 per transaction to use an atm other than their own bank. that's up 20%. fees for bouncing a check have gone up 9%. turning to "healthcheck" this noon, a new study suggests late bedtimes can lead to weight gain in teenagers and young adults. for every hour they stay up at night their bmi went up by 2% over a five year period. the link between late bedtimes and weight gain was not affected by total sleep time. reachers say dlercht bedtimes are not about total sleep time, but a target for weight management, as well. >> the "action news" team is out working on stories for
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4:00 p.m. alicia vitarelli is in the newsroom. >> hi, alicia, have you heard about my christmas gift? >> reporter: i ordered the coal for you -- just kidding. a blogger posted this photo showing him taking a shower with his toddler son why some are calling this child abuse. many women will try anything to get rid of cellulite the problem to eliminate the problem for up to two years with one treatment it's getting all the buzz. we'll explain how it work. don't forget you go take us with you on the go you can watch our newscast on your tablet or
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exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, a bit wild and windy this weekend, but we're improving all the time. >> reporter: a little wild a little wintdz out there. it's a little bit breezy, but things are dieing down just a bit. storm tracker 6 live double scan around the region. we are dry, not only that, we've got sunshine. let's go outside and see what it looks like, the action cam was out and about in east falls looking at the schuylkill expressway this morning. you can see blue in the sky, i see it. let's check the current numbers for you in and around the area. 63 degrees in philadelphia. 61 in allentown. 60 in reading, 61 in millville. and trenton.
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60 in atlantic city. feels cool out there, we started this morning in the 40s in a lot of suburbs, but we're recovering from that. temperatures below the average high of 70. satellite and radar showing we have lots of morning clouds and is how they broke apart. we're getting a good amount of sunshine for a change. we saw that late yesterday and more so today. things will warm up a little bit and more and more sunshine, looking good and looking dry out there. along the east coast we can see the area of low pressure sitting and spinning to the south. look at the rain hitting south carolina. we talked about that earlier in the broadcast the tremendous flooding that he would. while we stay dry the area of low pressure is down to the south. we have consistent northeasterly flow. coastal flood advisory continues until 7:00 p.m. tonight. sunshine and clouds at the shore, 635 degrees.
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in the lehigh valley, partly sunny skies, temperatures in the mid to upper 60s in spots. 67 degrees in philadelphia. sunshine and clouds, it's breezy, we saw gusty winds along the coastline. that continues today. for the rest of the the winds died down a little bit. 68 is the high in millville. the area of low pressure staying to the south. 67 is the high. pockets of sunshine breezy. high pressure settles in come tomorrow. the low stays to the south. it's a milder afternoon we make it up to 73 degrees feeling good. we're continuing to follow hurricane joaquin. 85-mile an hour stainld winds still a hurricane at this point. watch how the moldses take it out to sea. not impacting our weather. we have coastal flood advisories that has nothing to do with the hurricane. that's a persistent northeasterly flow. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast it's a cool breeze, but feeling good, we're seeing the sunshine back in the area. 67 degrees for the high.
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temperature a few degrees below average. tomorrow, warmer, 73. lots of sunshine, i think wednesday is the pick. week. nice and sunny, 75 degrees, the warmest it will be in the seven-day period. thursday not as warm, but decent with sunshine and 70. friday a period of rain in the afternoon. looks like we may have a morning shower and period of rain later in the day. 71 degrees for the high. saturday we may start with a morning shower and the clouds give way to sunshine, temperatures cooler 68. sunday rather cool, but sunshine and 63 degrees, looking ahead to the next weekend, dry for the most part, but cool. >> much more to come in the next half-hour of "action news" at noon they will be one less familiar face on "dancing with the stars." why the host is sitting this one out. >> a lottery ticket sold in philadelphia worth $2 million.
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check the tickets the story and more up next. hello, again, here some of
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the stories we're following for you on "action news" at 12:30, local colleges and universities have upped you are security aftn anonymous threat posted on an online message board. police are looking to track down
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this woman who posed as a home care nurse and stole from an elderly woman's house. a deadly airstrike that has hit a medical clinic as afghanistan forces try to keep the taliban at bay. officials say an anonymous threat surfaced online against a university near philadelphia. it was posted after the deadly shooting in oregon, david murphy is live in villanova now with more on the story. david. >> reporter: yeah, rick, whether it's a hoax or not, colleges and universities in the delaware valley are all taking this very seriously. so far this threat has had a huge impact on law enforcement and school communities like villanova university here. >> it's a scary environment. you can never prepare for that. >> reporter: the threat is nonspecific mentioning only a university near philadelphia.


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