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caught on camera dragging an officer by the hair on the ground. >> it is friday night and the big story on "action news" is the chaos that broke out involving more than a hundred high school students. four officers were hurt as they tried to break up yesterday's fight and today police are looking for more teenagers who were involved. >> "action news" reporter vernon odom live outside william allen high school with us for thforthe latest. >> reporter: four local police officers have been treater and released from the hospital following yesterday's violence here in the neighborhood surrounding william allen high school where tonight a lot of the students are condemning the rioters. the security level was way up outside allen high dismissal time today. as school and police officials made sure they could preventer a repeat of yesterday's violence. a riot scene where 100 students were caught up in the fighting. four officers were injured including the female officer you see here knocked to the ground.
at this hour five students have been arrested and charged at least three of them female. many of their fellow students are disgusted. >> the chaos behind me. >> reporter: what about it? >> it's immaturity really. they have no respect and i can understand why they name allen as the most worst school. >> reporter: for too many students we saw after school today, this was an opportunity to profanely mug for the news cameras. allentown's mayor and the police chief say more arrests are imminent on charges including aggravated assault and riot both of which are felonies. >> their officers showed remarkable restraint when their own personnel safety was at risk. violence against police officers cannot be tolerated. the perpetrators of this violence will be held accountable. >> we'll continue to investigate this until everybody that was involved has been identified. >> reporter: many police and students say the trouble makers represent only a fraction of allen student body. >> i think it was horrible. 'cause the kids that did that to look cool try to impress their friends and stuff. >> it's very unhackst
acceptable. we in school trying to learn and stuff and it's really not a good environment. it's not supposed to be too good of an environment. everybody fighting and stuff. >> reporter: monica, there were no incidents reported by police during tonight's dismissal time. it went peacefully. police say the hunt for more suspects will intensify tonight and indeed over the weekend. live in allentown, i'm vernon odom, channel6 "action news." >> thank you vern. workers are clearing their way through some woods in central pennsylvania they can remove the rest of that downed army blimp. crews removed sensitive radars today from the last big section of the balloon and it will now be taken away over the weekend. as you know the blimp broke free from aberdeen, maryland, on wednesday and crashed that afternoon near moreland township lycoming county. >> turn, to the accuweather forecast there's a big busy weekend on tap for philadelphia. it's been cooler today and tomorrow will be much of the same as we look live from sky6
hd atop the dow building which is looking live at independence mall where espn is setting up for college game day ahead of tomorrow's temple game against notre dame. fans heading out to cheer on the owls and kids getting ready to trick-or-treat will want to put on a few extra playerextralayers. let's head to cecily tynan. saying goodbye to october but november looking nice. >> november the first week will be very mild but today feeling like fall again. we had the past few days almost feeling like late summer with highs for philadelphia up to 72 degrees. today's high so far only 60 degrees. that's 2 degrees below normal. so, a bit of a reality check today and temperatures now compared to 24 hours ago, it's 9 degrees cooler in philadelphia, 10 degrees cooler in wilmington, 13 degrees cooler at the atlantic city airport and wildwood, so it's definitely an evening you do want a jacket. now satellite6 along with action radar showing there's high pressure out to the west.
that's what bringing us a good amount of sunshine. what that high pressure will do is slide eastward tomorrow. so that will allow some more clouds to stream in but it's really looking good for tomorrow evening. great football weather, great trick-or-treating weather. a lot of clouds but it will be dry with temperatures in the low 50's, so looks like we're getting more treats than tricks for the halloween but i am tracking a big warmup on the way. details on that in the full accuweather forecast. monica. >> thank you cecily. this was the scene on the temple university campus in north philadelphia late this afternoon. owls cheerleaders and hooter the owl got crowds of the students on their feet cheering. you can't have a pep rally of course without a band. all of this, though, just the beginning of the excitement. the real cheering and excitement and the fever are yet to come. but that is infectious fueled by espn's college game day stage there is now set up on independence mall. even nontemple fans can't help but look forward to tomorrow's big game. jeff skversky lie in the middle of the big setup with
the latest. hey, jeff. >> reporter: hey, monica. this may be known as an eagles town but not this week. with the eagles struggling and in the bye week temple now the talk of the town on the national stage as you can see from this stage behind me, the espn college game day set, they are here to preview the big temple-notre dame game tomorrow night at 8:00 on abc and, yes, the owls are off to their best start in team history. let's take a look. espn driving into town to fetch cherry the temple owls for the first time on espn's college game day. they'll broadcast a live three-hour show tomorrow morning with independence hall as the backdrop and oh, by the way, a sea of cherry and white screaming fans. the show goes all around the country to every big college football town, yet the espn game day crew says they love the city of brotherly love. >> we try to make every place we go special and we try to capture unique quality of all
of the sights and i think with the resurgence there temple has had and the great history in the city of philadelphia we're trying to weave those things together and this is a spectacular setting behind us and we look forward to it on saturday morning. >> this is our 300th show and this is the best location we've ever had. it means more to me and it means more to the show to be here. it's a great place in philadelphia. so i think it's the greatest place we've ever been. >> reporter: wow, and that's saying a lot from espn analyst lee corso. temple-notre dame fans have been walking through independence mall all day long checking out the set behind me and meeting some of the analysts and crew members but this place will be packed tomorrow morning as they broadcast live, temple university is sending over 40 buses full of students and of course there will be some notre dame fans here as well. we'll have much more coming up at 5:45. for now we're live at independence mall, jeff skversky channel6 "action news." rick, back to you. >> all right, jeff, we'll
check back in again later. thank you. if you're going to be in the crowd during college game day we want you to join the action. send us your photos and videos of the scene at independence mall as we cheer on the owls. use the #6abcaction on social media or e-mail us at join the action at 6abc.com. and 6abc is the only place to watch the owls take on the fighting irish tomorrow night. tune in halloween night. our coverage begins at 8 o'clock. >> from our delaware news room tonight, three suspects are under arrest accused of a string of armed robberies. alexis tucker derek jacobs both 19 from newark and 21-year-old kevin lust from wilmington are charged with these crimes. somebody called 911 when they saw the group going through cars at the university of delaware yesterday. this trio is also linked to seven other robberies that happened this month in the newark and new castle areas. as it gets colder outside many folks are making themselves vulnerable to car thieves without even knowing it.
new castle county police want to get the word out to you. "action news" reporter john rawlins has those details. >> reporter: it is autumn and the temperatures are drifting down. believe it or not that can have an impact on stolen cars. police say what happens this time of year is on a frosty morning a driver will go out and start their car to let it warm up. then the driver goes back into the house leaving the car and its keys outside just ripe for the taking. new castle police say five times this month cars were stolen while left running. >> people want to get into a warm car which i understand. unfortunately when you go out there and start the car and leave the keys in it it's a crime of opportunity for someone walking past and needs a ride vigil emily knows well. we met her next to her rental car. last week she jump need our 2006 lexus, that in the left background of her son's prom picture. >> i started my car you went back inside put my shoes on, jacket on grabbed my purse and i literally came back out the door. >> reporter: gone. >> gone inch using her cell
phone gps dominic tracked down her car. it's now in the repair shop. warming up the car in the morning a 16 year ritual. a few blocks away we found brad wolf. he has a similar habit. >> especially when it's cold outside. go back inside and let there warm up. >> reporter: have you thought that might not be the best idea. >> a not around here. >> reporter: wolf says now he'll think twice. dominic says she's learned her lesson. never again will she leave her car unlocked and running. new castle county, jobbie john rawlins channel6 "action news." >> okay. >> time for a check of the "action news" traffic report for you friday night. >> matt pelman in the "action news" traffic center with the low down on the slow down for the friday night. >> and we have a bunch of them. hey, rick and monica. and on this day before halloween, i thought it would be appropriate to check in with the roosevelt boulevard boolevard. rick liked it. northbound a little sluggish. from ridge avenue up to broad street. more substantially jammed on
the schuylkill expressway in king of prussia this afternoon. westbound go the taillights towards 202, eastbound a slow crawl from the turnpike tolls on into the conshohocken curve. getting word of a crash along 422 near armand hammer boulevard reportedly on the eastbound side. we've been seeing slow speeds westbound as well right now in the 40's. have a crash as well in telford by the v.f.w. along broad street at fourth street. in upper bucks county watch out for a broken down vehicle along river road. that's 32 at tinicum creek road close to sand castle winery. probably a great spot i would imagine. meanwhile in warminster watching a crash by the gentle touch car wash near street road. that sounds like a pretty bad one. haddon heights camden county watch out for a wreck in the southbound lanes of 295 by the white horse pike. it's off to the side but giving us speeds in the 30's as you come south of 73. we'll check it again, rick and monica, coming up in the next half hour. >> okay, see you then. thank you matt. much more still ahead on "action news" tonight. u.s. forces are deploying to syria. they'll be the first american
soldiers on the ground helping to fight isis. we've got the details straight ahead. >> plus a local doctor's discovery could change the way some patient's blood clots are treated. ali gorman with that story coming up in health check. >> and drone six is flying over fairmount park tonight on a beautiful but chilly fall evening. meteorologist cecily tynan will be back with the full accuweather forecast in just a moment. >> all right, we'll have those stories and much more when "action news" plus the giggles comes back. >> it's friday . >> [laughter]
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>> u.s. force will be on the ground in syria. the white house won't give a specific number but say it's deploying fewer than 50 special operations forces. press secretary says the forces are supporting president obama's policy to support local forces in syria as they battle isis. he says this is not a combat mission but declined to give more details about their role. >> in health check tonight blood clots in your legs can become a life-threatening situation. prolonged sitting, taking birth control pills, smoking, even pregnancy can all raids your risk. >> but a little -- little known condition may be a factor as well. a local doctor an young mother are trying to make more people
aware of it. >> reporter: jessica win was just weeks into motherhood when her health took a bad turn. >> sitting on the couch feeding him and i looked down and noticed that my leg was swollen. >> reporter: she was initially told she had a superficial blood clot and center home. but within hours she was back at the hospital. >> started up here. >> reporter: the hospital at her home in dallas, texas, said the massive clot couldn't be removed. jessica was put on blood thinners and told no more running. >> no more running, no more skiing, no more hiking, no playing around with my newborn baby. >> reporter: then a relative connected her with dr. deepak at penn medicine. he discovered jessica had may thurner syndrome. it's when an artery in the pelvis lays on top of and compresses a vein. some doctors say the condition is wear. the doctor doesn't agree.
>> may-thurner present is probably present in what we think maybe 25 percent of the female population. >> reporter: he says for most people it never causes symptoms. but weight gain or inactivity could raise the rick for trouble. so does pregnancy because as the baby grows, there's less room causing more compression. the doctor broke up the clot with a device that sprays it with powerful drugs then vacuums it out. he also put a stent into the vein to keep it opened. jessica was on blood thinners for awhile but now just takes a baby aspirin and she was cleared for all activities. >> i'm running again and walking again and doing anything and everything. >> reporter: but jessica does wish she had been more aware of the risk for clots. she urges any woman who is pregnant or any new mom with swelling in her throwing get it checked out right away. ali gorman, channel6 "action news.
>> coming up tonight a warning warning about a bizarre but dangerous phenomenon that's happening in kitchens across the country. here's nydia han with a preview. >> reporter: the next time you go to turn on your oven i want you to think about what happened to this one. >> all of the glass just shattered out. >> reporter: this philadelphia couple says their oven exploded. >> i've never heard of this before. >> reporter: people need to know about it. >> right. we do tell everyone. >> reporter: hear their story and others. this same thing is happening in homes all across the country. the alert and ways to decrease the chances of this happening in your home. it's a special consumer alert tonight on channel6 "action news" at 11:00. >> well, you're never too old for a little halloween scare and some senior citizens took their canes and walkers through a lawned house in ambler montgomery county today. the staff at gwynedd estates retirement community puts on the haunt editor every year. it's so popular that this year other communities bus their residents in to see the bone
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officials were on land to mark the occasion. during high tides it can only hold so much before it pushes excess rainwater on i don't to city streets. the will hopefully change once the project is completed. a children's cancer fundraiser brought out silly fun at a middle school in upper merion today. students teachers and staff at upper merion middle staged their 11th annual biking relief day. now students could make a donation and then buy a pie to throw at a teacher or dunk a teacher even play against a teacher in a student versus teachers football game. sounds like fun. so far their events over the years have raised $32,000 for charity. >> trick-or-treating is obviously for the young and the young at heart as these costumed preschoolers celebrated an early halloween here in cherry hill new jersey but instead of going door to door they were going person-to-person at the senior center.
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halloween, temple game. let's see what the forecast is. >> weather should be perfect. also the ben franklin bridge run on sunday it's looking really good and this is a live shot from drone6. it's flying over fairmount park. it's really great shot. you can see the foliage is peaking. you can also see some rowers on the schuylkill and actually matt pelman should use this for traffic. you can also see traffic conditions on the schuylkill expressway. this is really going to be a great weekend to get out and do some leaf peeping because we are at peek. now the fall foliage is past peek in the northern lehigh valley and the poconos but right along the i-95 corridor, the foliage is peaking still at moderate across south jersey and southern delaware. so, in addition to your neighborhood, good places to go, take a look at the color french creek state park, nockamixon state park, valley forge national park a great place to go and mercer county park and take a look at the fall foliage as it's peaking this weekend. temperatures show it feels like fall again. 60 degrees in philadelphia.
average high is 62. the past two days temperatures in the 70's so certainly a big change. allentown 57 wilmington 57, trenton 59 and cape may currently 56 degrees. satellite6 along with action radar showing what's going on, we saw a good amount of sunshine and some clouds bubbling up in the heat of the day and now the clouds are beginning to break up. we've got high pressure out to the west. what this high pressure will to, it will work to the east as we head through the weekend so that will allow some more clouds to stream in and also bring us warmer air for the second half of the weekend. so, future tracker showing tomorrow morning 10 o'clock in the morning we've got bright sunshine. temperatures across-the-board pretty much in the 40's so a chill in the air. as we head into the afternoon with a cloud cover temperatures even a little bit cooler than today at 4:30, 57 degrees in philadelphia, but with that cloud cover it will keep temperatures from dropping very quickly for halloween night. so, it won't be bone chilling for trick-or-treaters, it will be a little bit cool, lots of clouds winds will be on the light side at 6 o'clock
54 degrees by 9 o'clock, 51 and it will be dry for the trick-or-treaters so looking really nice. so, the five day at 5:00, tomorrow we start the day with sun increased clouds late in the day. a fall chill for trick-or-treating and the temple game with a high of 58 degrees. sunday mixture of clouds and sunshine. don't forget, i almost forgot to turn those clocks back one hour as daylight saving time ends early sunday morning. you gain an hour of sleep. 67 degrees on sunday. monday some rain slides to our south, 66 and then look at what happens behind it. 71 on tuesday. wednesday 73 degrees. and the streak of 70's will continue. adam will talk about that in the accuweather 7-day forecast. not bad for early november. >> absolutely. we'll take that. >> indian summer. thank you cecily. much more still to come in our next half hour of "action news at 5:00 a philadelphia police officers is injured by another officer while trying to catch a suspect. we have a live report with new details about that suspect coming up. >> rutgers university is helping new jersey families save money on higher
>> ♪ >> "action news" continues with meteorologist adam joseph, jaime apody, rick williams and monica malpass. >> ♪ >> hello again. here's what's happening on "action news" tonight. new details after a philadelphia police officer was injured trying to arrest a suspect. and rutgers university's camden campus is offering free tuition to new jersey families. plus after a string of church arsons in a saint louis area police finally make an arrest. >> now the details. a philadelphia police officer is recovering tonight after being injured earlier today during a chase. he was actually hit by another officer as they were trying the make an arrest. "action news" reporter jeff chirico is live at presbyterian hospital where that injured officer is being treated tonight. jeff. >> reporter: hey, rick, that officer was run over by a police van as he struggled way suspect in the middle of the street. now, police say that suspect is actually an uber driver.
chopper six over the scene around 1:30 this afternoon at 55th and pine. that's where the officer was hurt. now, the incident began several blocks away at 53rd and police. that's where police saw a man smash the windows of a parked car with a baseball bat. police approached him but the suspect got in his car and took off. eventually officers in an unmarked police pickup saw the suspect parking his car nearby. the suspect ran and a plainclothes police officer chased after him. now, police spokesman explains what happened next. >> as he grabbed him he fell into the street into the roadway and the uniformed officer in the van driving westbound was not able to stop quick enough and he runs over the leg of the one officer. >> reporter: police have not released the suspect's name but believe the suspect is a driver for uber and lyft. those are app based ride services. they're not sure why he went on the rampage but he will face charges including vandalism and reckless endangerment. now, as for that officer,
we're told he has a fractured foot and fractured toes. we are live in the powelton section of the city, jeff chirico, channel6 "action news." >> thank you jeff. new program at rutgers university camden will help new jersey families afford a higher education if grants don't take care of a student's expenses the school will then pay for the rest itself. new jersey correspondent nora muchanic live on campus with just how this program works. hi, nora. >> reporter: hi there, monica. this program is the first of its kind in new jersey and could be a game changer for students who thought they'd never be able to afford college. imagine what it would be like to earn a rutgers university degree at no cost. it doesn't seem possible but it will be next year under a new program offered to low income students at rutgers camden called bridging the gap. >> we are looking to make education affordable and to service the students that we do which are low income first generation students. >> it's putting a rutgers degree within their reach. >> reporter: here's how it
works. after applying for state and federal financial aid grants students with a family income of $60,000 a year or less will have the rest of their tuition and fees paid by rutgers. those with family income between 60 and $100,000 are eligible to have half their tuition and fees paid. those costs are usually about $14,000 a year. that sounds great to prospective students and parents touring the campus today. >> i think it's very exciting especially for like a single parent trying to save for college is difficult so, yeah, i'm definitely going to look into that. >> it's going bring rutgers camden a little bit higher on my list for colleges. probably fourth probably like second now second to first. >> reporter: this pie lot program will be for high school graduates you must be a utz sit 10 and attends classes at rutgers camden. >> i think it would be a good incentive for kids who didn't think they could go to school. >> reporter: almost two-thirds of the students here work between 20's and 40 hours a week with tuition
costs covered the goal is to give them more time to focus on school and avoid crippling student loan debt. >> i wish i could be in that program. >> reporter: lexi will owe $70,000 in loans when she graduates. >> yeah, they're all settled in debt after school and it's expensive. >> reporter:. >> that would have left hand me tremendously yeah. i go and seek out every program there is. >> reporter: now, bridging the gap does not cover the cost of room and board but 80 percent of the students here commute and if enrollment here jumps next year because of this unique program, well, rutgers officials say they're prepared to handle it. live in camden, i'm nora muchanic, channel6 "action news." rick. >> all right, nora, thank you. a former philadelphia mayor took the stand in day two of chaka fattah jr.'s trial. today john street took the stand and fielded questions from fattah jr. who is representing himself in court. street testified about his business relationship with fattah jr. and his role as a photographer for street's mayoral campaign. >> i was really, really busy.
i didn't -- i wasn't supervising or micro managing him. i just -- you know, i was doing what i did and he took a lot of pictures. >> fattah jr. is charged with bank and tax fraud. he claims he's being targeted by fbi agents who want to end his father's career. congressman fattah is also facing separate corruption charges. police in chester on the scene of a deadly shooting tonight. just before 4 o'clock this afternoon shots were fired around fifth and franklin streets near the william penn homes. police tell "action news" that the gunman was in a car when he shot two people. one of the victims died. the other was shot in the leg and was rushed to crozer-chester hospital. police are still searching for that gunman. philadelphia police are searching for at least two women who snatched more than $8,000 from a woman's purse. authorities released this surveillance video today showing the thieves at work in china town. according to police the suspects approached the victim near the reading terminal market last month after she withdrew money from an atm.
the suspects began talking to the victim and asked to see her purse. it wasn't until later that the victim realized $8,200 in cash was gone. >> developing news out of saint louis now. federal investigators say they've arrested a person for setting several church fires. he is 35-year-old david lopez jackson. in the last two weeks, seven churches were set on fire and mostly black neighborhoods. all the fires originated at the exterior door of each church and also happened when the churches were empty. a person was rescued after a building collapsed in new york's midtown manhattan and another victim was killed when part of that building collapsed this morning. crews will be demolishing a building to make way for a luxury boutique hotel. the injured worker had been trapped beneath the rubble for hours. it's not exactly clear what collapsed but scaffolding and net regular still up on the building. >> october is national fire prevention month. in camden firefighters want to
make sure residents know thousand stay safe. they held a fire prevention awareness day at the salvation army kroc community center. firefighter shared tips on preventing fires and showing offer their equipment and protective gear. today's event was presented by the camden city council and the mayor's office. dozens of people marched through downtown wilmington calling for justice. jerry mcdole's family and community members wants to know more about his death. mcdole who used a wheelchair was shot and killed by police last month. authorities say they fired when mcdole tried to pull a gun from his waist band. the four wilmington police officers involved remain on administrative leave. >> time to get a look at traffic for you on a friday night. >> one more time, matt pelman in the "action news" traffic center. hey. >> it's not exactly a treat as we head home this friday night but we've seen trickier friday nights, too, rick and monica. as we look live at 95 men see of volume, no accidents just a whole lot of traffic in both directions by the betsy ross bridge. on the big picture you see
we're dealing with speeds in the teens on the schuylkill expressway. traffic light troubles along race street at the intersections of 15th and 16th. those lights aren't working. of course in olde city market street still blocked through sunday afternoon because of the espn "game day live" tomorrow which we're all getting excited about. bad crash to watch out for in warminster by the gentle touch car wash. it's near street road. one in media along 352 close to the railroad tracks. septa's media elwyn rail line shuttle busing all weekends. detours on the bus routes because of the "game day live" going on in olde city. septa's stop hunger at your station is continuing through monday, their canned through drive continues through monday. they extended it a little bit. take your cans to the local septa station donate. you can do that through this coming monday. rick and monica, have a nice weekend. >> you do the same. thank you matt. >> here's something unique. goldie beak ham college
celebrated cancer awareness. they unveiled the results of giant breast cancer ribbon. more than a thousand bras were used to make this ribbon. goldie beak ham also hosted a halloween 5k run and walk to help raise awareness in the fight against breast cancer. >> they got a lot of support. possible tornadoes leave a path of destruction. >> sky divert is left hanging on the side of a plane for 30 minutes. see how he was finally able to land safely. adam. >> a big drop in temperature from yesterday, some nine to as much as 17 degrees below where it was yesterday in the midatlantic and northeast but those temperatures will turn around in a string of 70's will return. we'll let you know when in that seven day. >> sounds good. >> we'll be right back. stay with us.
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>> national weather service trying to determine if tornadoes touched down in texas today. damage was reported in some small towns near santonio. the winds were so strong a trailer ended up on top of the roof of a hotel and near austin folks are dealing with flash flooding. many had to evacuate their homes.
more than 10-inches of rain fell there in a two-hour span. >> federal investigators in south florida still trying to pin down the cause of yesterday's airplane fire. the commercial airline are burst into flames just before takeoff yesterday in fort lauderdale. the dynamic airways flight was headed to venezuela when the pilot in another jet spotted fuel leaking from the plane. all 11 passengers were able to escape but four remain in the hospital. the airline says the nearly 30-year-old plane is up to date with all of its maintenance requirements and even had a new engine. the university of louisville is in the headlines again tonight but this time it's because of controversial halloween costumes. a picture shows the university's president and staffers dressed in sombreros and thick mustaches at a party. the president sent out an apology to the school's latino community after the picture went public. the school's basketball team is currently under investigation over allegations of staffers hiring an escort service to provide sex for
teenaged recruits and their fathers. >> a sky diver survived after he was left hanging on the side of a plane for 30 minutes. his jumpsuit got caught on the step as he was about jump. after a half hour, he was able to cut the leg section off of that jump suit and deploy his reserve parachute. he did land safely and only had a minor cut on his hand believe it or not. >> all right now we're talking more about the big football game this weekend. it's not the eagles but it is temple. >> yes. >> of course espn's college game day broadcast is in town. ducis is here with the latest. >> it's getting exciting. the excitement is building. going to be fun. espn's game day is here but game day is actually still a day away. both teams are ready for this nationally televise the match up between the top 25 team. our jeff skversky is live at independent mall with more. jeff. >> reporter: hey, ducis. i spent some time over at the temple practice facility today and temple head coach matt rhule is in a great mood.
confident yet relaxed. you can tell he lovers that temple football is on the national stage t let's take a look at the owls at practice. temple has been working their tailings offer this week getting trod hopefully beat notre dame tomorrow night. temple on prime time tv for the first time. they have an opportunity to show the world they are no longer the underdog and this team can play with the best in the country. >> it would be awesome. it would be great for the university, great for the city of philadelphia but i mean it would just be another game for us and then i know we'll enjoy it but then we'll get ready for the conference game next week. >> reporter: if temple is going to win they need linebacker tyler mat cold front very much and their defense, one of the best in the country to stop this guy, notre dame's leading receiver philly native and former catholic star will ford. >> it's exciting going back home. it's like -- kind of like a dream game for me. you know, especially college game day going to be there. it's going to be a great
environment so i can't wait to get over there. >> reporter: temple undefeated and 21st ranked against anyoneth ranked notre dame tomorrow night at 8 o'clock here on 6abc but before the game, this is the place to be, independence mall where espn college game day broadcast live from 9:00 a.m. to noon, a preview of the game. thousands of fans screaming are expected to be out here and going nuts in the background. >> we hope they want to come be a part of it because we think we're a pretty interactive show. i'm not sure there's another show on television like it in terms of the crowd being part of the show and we look forward to hopefully having a huge crowd out here an great venue on what should be a beautiful day and set the stage for a terrific game on saturday night. >> reporter: speaking of espn i catch up with sports center anchor kevin megan dee temple grad and former channel
six intern. >> jeff talk to you at six. sixers in action against the jazz at the wells fargo. it's the home opener against utah the team picked up contract options on nick face cass nerlens noel and joel embiid. they debuted their big man tandem wednesday night in boston. they combined for 40 points and 19 rebounds. coach brown likes what he's seen in that game and practice. >> i hope the city got excited with the glimpses of those two bigs playing together. the first quarter, you know, domination of jahlil okafor, he was brilliant. watching nerlens play behind him. i hope the city of philadelphia and i assume they are is as excited as i am to continue to watch those two grow. >> absolutely. flyers in buffalo tonight in game three of the world series between the mets and royals tonight as well in new york. >> okay.
>> thank you ducis. >> thank you ducis. >> much more still to come on "action news" friday night. legendary mermaids are bringing their unique performance to camden. find out how you can see their under water performance while of course staying dry. >> and a live picture from drone6 flying above fairmount park. look at that beautiful fall foliage. it is here and meteorologist adam joseph tracking some fall temperatures as well. he has your exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast next. baby! mom! i love that we're spending the weekend together. oh i know! hey, why don't you turn off your phone and all your stuff. good idea. it's off. mom? oh my internet is so slow when anyone else is using it. did you like want to do something? i am doing something. leave slow downloads behind. it's good to be back. the 100% fiber optics network gives you the fastest internet available for all your devices.
>> students in new jersey got a lesson about the weather today from one of our "action news" experts. meteorologist chris sowers met with seventh graders. he talked to them about the upcoming winter season and showed them how he creates the forecast using weather models. >> what's not going to be hot is the temperatures as we go tonight into the first part of the weekend. then we start to bring them back up as we get into the first week of november. >> that's cool. >> as you look at double scan live radar around the region all is quiet. we had a little bit of cloud cover that passed through late in the morning early in the afternoon but overall the sky is clear at this point. in fact we will confirm that on drone6 which is flying high above fairmount park. you can see the boathouse row
there on the left, the schuylkill river and notice the glowing trees with the longer wave lengths of light as it's almost sunset at this point. and also in addition to that, we are peaking in the delaware valley this weekend with that fall foliage. absolutely breath taking view there. as we look at the almanac in philadelphia dark the high temperature was just 60 degrees. a couple degrees shy of the normal of 62. the low temperature 46 degrees and there it is, the sun setting in a few minutes from now at 6:01 and then by the time we get into sunday it will be setting before 5 o'clock. 57 allentown, 59 in trenton, upper 50's to the west, to the south and right along the shore anywhere between about 56 and 58 degrees. satellite will show we did see that eruption of some of the cloud cover briefly especially north and west of philadelphia today but overall they have pretty much dried up. they're still hanging on farther to the west because in this region, temperatures were only in the 40's today. you combine that with the late
october sunshine and it kind of bubbles up those clouds as that unstable air moves in with that colder air. tonight plenty of stars but you will notice a quick drop in temperature with that relaxing wind out of the northwest. 30 by tomorrow morning in the suburbs, to 40 degrees for center city. and future tracker by 10 o'clock tomorrow morning we are still only in the mid 40's even a few hours after sunrise and note that any cloud cover is way toot west in the morning hours but the clouds will quickly increase during dug the afternoon hours tomorrow at 4:30. we're only getting into the mid and upper 50's for your halloween so it will be a chilly one for trick-or-treating in the low 50's but at least it's going to be dry. in addition to the evening hours of saturday at the linc we got temple-notre dame, lots of clouds, a southerly wind three to 6 miles an hour. the kickoff temperature at 52 and by the fourth quarter it will be dipping into the upper 40's. in addition to that this week, we fall back on saturday night before you head to bed.
daylight saving time ends. also a good time to check the smoke detector batteries as well and again with that, the sun is going to set at 4:59 on sunday. sunday itself we're going have winds out of the southwest. we're going to start with clouds so it's opposite to saturday. saturday you start with sun, sunday you start with clouds with temperatures much milder in there 50's and by the afternoon on sunday the sunshine returns and much warmer in the mid to upper 60's. the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast, we get that jump up in temperature the second half of the weekend and then on monday, a new system arrives. philadelphia to the south has the best chance of seeing rain on monday of 66 degrees but after that departs, the sunshine takes control for the rest of the first week of november. tuesday, wednesday, thursday a stretch of indian summer with high temperatures way above average in the low to the mid 70's. overnight lows in the 50's so a great week ahead after a little bit of rain for some of
>> famous mermaids are performing at the add venture aquarium in camden. they perform under water bail lays wearing synthetic tails. they're in the tank alongside see rays and sharks. there's a special oxygen hose that helps them breathe. they're be performing at the aquarium on select days through november 8th. >> sting rays. right now jim gardner and the "action news" team standing by with these stories and more next at 6:00. excitement building at temple gets set to take on notre dame. >> a south jersey boy makes a plea online to help his family. their story ahead. that and much more coming up next. now for meteorologist adam
>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with ducis rodgers, meteorologist cecily tynan and jim gardner. >> friday night the manayunk bridge is finally back in business. and a philadelphia officer is injured by a fellow officer while pursuing a road rage suspect. but the big story on "action news" tonight is temple-notre dame weekend. it has officially arrived. and this is a live picture above independence mall and this is temple's big pregame
stage, espn's college game day is in town and temple football and temple university will get more national publicity in the next 30 hours than they have in years. espn is already broadcast from this set but tomorrow morning it's going to be a madhouse with thousands of temple students forming the backdrop. live at the scene tonight as "action news" reporter eva pilgrim. eva, it will be college football mayhem on market street. >> jim, it is already starting to feel crazy. the count down is on. the excitement only continues to climb as the home team, the undefeated temple owls get ready to take on the fighting irish of notre dame. the game day set is up and trash talking is already going down. >> go irish. >> go irish. >> who would have thought it would be the season temple would health our season for the end of the year. >> notre dame reasons for