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flush snow ♪ "action news." >> ♪ >> here's what's happening on this tuesday november 3rd. >> police are investigating a home on the main line after discovering a large kwan of the ammunition and suspicious chemicals. >> philadelphia voters will elect a new mayor today. >> workers at the pennsylvania spca nurse a dog back to health. its owner is now facing animal cruelty charges. >> good morning, it is 4:30 on this tuesday nd you know what? >> what? >> david and karen, today is that day, right r-we start -- >> the temperatures get up
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there. yesterday wasn't bad. the next several days were really bad. i have upset matt o'donnell because i said i don't like cookie dough ice cream but today would be a good day for it. there's other flavors i like better. the cloud cover gone. we got high pressure in control today. that's keeping us under the sun and it's also knocking those winds down again so it's another tranquil day out there. 47 degrees in philadelphia, of course we he clear it out a little bit so the temperature has dropped a bit overnight. down into the 30's in allentown and millville, 39 in lancaster. do yourself a favor as you step outside, just look up. the big diopter it's putting on a good show for you under the stars. winds are life. as you head to the bus stop it is going to be a little on the cool side. 48 by 8:00 a.m. but like yesterday the winds are very tranquil and unlike yesterday, we are going to climb out of the 60's, get a little bit better than that later. by noon 67 degrees. by 3 o'clock, mostly sunny skies and our high today is going to be that 72-degree
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reading at 3 o'clock. and it looks like it gets even milder over the next several days. karen rogers i'll talk more about that and of course i'll have a detailed voter's forecast for the polls from start to finish. that's coming up. >> start to finish. all right, dave, let's head outside and start your day. we're looking lie on the vine street expressway approaching the schuylkill. the vine remains closed in both directions usually around this point we start see a couple cars westbound moving through. hasn't happened yet but scheduled to clear at 5:00 a.m. watch for that construction still out here. in center city this is between 11th and 12th street as you head towards the ben franklin parkway on your right-hand side, you can see that police are blocking this off. construction blocks three lanes. traffic just get buying in the left lane so the local vine we're seeing lots of construction out there with just traffic kind of squeezing by at times there in the left lane. on the northeast extension we have an issue here. this is northbound approaching lehigh valley, an accident involving a tractor-trailer that struck an arrow truck that was blocking the right lane out here.
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so, police on the scene. expect slowing with this one, matt. >> thank you, karen. an investigation into a suspected hoarder home on philadelphia's main line led to a dangerous discovery. police found a large quantity of ammunition and suspicious chemicals. "action news" reporter katherine scott is li live near that home on marlyn road in wayne. what's going on katherine. >> reporter: the police fire department the bomb squad were here yesterday. authorities will be back here later on today to continue going through this home and you can see he that this road remains blocked off. there's a police vehicle parked outside the home here. police say the man who owns this home is a licensed firearm broker and due to his profession and the state of home and some of the items they found they want to be very careful as they proceed. >> they cordoned off the neighborhood and the road so there was no traffic allowed in. >> reporter: neighbors in wayne watched as this property was searched. a home authorities describe as a hoarder house. inside crews discovered rounds
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of munition suspected explosives and items police say they're not even familiar with dating back to world war ii. authorities were initially called here for property maintenance issues and yesterday became concerned when they were here. >> we smelled the odor. we made a forcible entry. >> reporter: inside police say they found deplorable conditions. police say the homeowner admitted to burying more than two dozen dead cats in the backyard. the home is owned by leighton firing. the man tells "action news" he's lived here for 76 years. >> messy is just messy. >> reporter: back here live you can see the street remains closed off. police say one of the canines trained to sniff for explosives picked up a scent inside the home. authorities found chem cams they're working to identify. authorities will be back here later on today to continue doing the work. we're live in wayne, katherine
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scott, channel6 "action news." >> ♪ >> and today is election day and the polls open in just a few hours. philadelphia voters will elect a new mayor. it's democrat jim kenney against republican melissa murray bailey. in addition to the mayor's race 17 seats on philadelphia city council are on the ballot. three justices must be chosen to fill the state supreme court. montgomery county voters will elect the district attorney in new jersey. the entire state assembly is up for election. now, polls open at 6:00 in new jersey and at 7:00 a.m. in pennsylvania. they close in both states at 8:00 p.m. philadelphia district attorney seth williams and the community of 70 will team up to make sure there is no fraud at polling locations today. dozens of assistant district attorneys and detectives will be available to respond to allegations of voter intimidation or any other issues. of course if you face a problem you can contact the election fraud task force at
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(215)686-9641. and after you cast your vote, turn to "action news" for up to the minute results. you can find them on and we will be treating them throughout the night. join us for complete coverage of the winners and losers on "action news" at 11:00. tam, back to you. >> okay, erin thank you. the lunt is on for suspects in wilmington after the shooting of a teenaged girl and a man. the 13-year-old girl is in good condition. she was shot in the leg. the shooting at third and north harrison street just before 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon also wounded a 23-year-old man who was struck in his right hip. less than a half hour after that shots rang out at taylor and kirkwood street in wilmington. a 27-year-old victim was shot several times. "action news" was there as medics treated the man on the scene before getting him to the hospital. he's listed in critical condition. wilmington police do not have a motive or a suspect in either of these cases and they're asking the public for any tips. >> delaware state police are investigating vandalism at a cemetery as a hate crime.
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it happened over the weekend at the foreman massey cemetery t it is operated by the bird's african methodist episcopal church in clayton. someone spray painted head stones with vulgar images and crafswastikas. >> the philadelphia school district has been given the authority to borrow $250 million. the school reform commission approved the loan yesterday so the schools can keep running through the end of the year. the budget impasse in harrisburg has kept state aid from school districts across pennsylvania. many are being forced to take out short-term loans. >> hey, hey, oh, oh, has got to go. >> delaware county courthouse school employees rallied over concerns they could lose their jobs. bus drivers custodians and teachers aides are worried they will outsource their jobs. the garnet valley school district is already moving forward with the idea.
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>> still to come, ohio could become the fifth state to legalize recreational marijuana today and a former pop star stands to profit from it. >> flood waters took over commuter train in oregon. transit officials are apologizing for what they say -- my goodness, look at that -- were what went wrong. >> it is election day. how about we dress them in red white and blue. jackets this morning, t-shirt this afternoon and t-shirts don't put them away this week because we'll need them more as we go later into the work week. we'll have that detail and the weekend call coming up.
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for district attorney in montgomery county... kevin steele, first assistant d.a. with a 98% conviction rate and tough sentences for sexual predators. or bruce castor, a former d.a. who refused to prosecute bill cosby. castor said, "we don't charge people for making a mistake or doing something foolish." many more victims came forward, and castor admitted he could have used their testimony against cosby but castor didn't even try.
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bruce castor was not looking out for the victims.
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>> surveillance video shows flood water pouring into a commuter train in portland oregon. the transit agency says the driver should not have gone through high water. the rush of water posed no safety risk because the the electricity is located above it and everything else is insulated. the flooding did cause a major delay. >> so, we tell the drivers not to train through but then a train goes through. >> if any of you train operators are out there this morning -- we don't is to worry about that today because we have plenty of sunshine on the way. storm tracker6 live double scan shows you we're dry. as we take a look outside sky6
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this morning temple university camera looking south along broad street and everything is looking good and as i mentioned a little while ago you look up above you, if you get away from the city lights, you got a lot of stars to look at this morning. it's really pretty. temperature 47 degrees. your dewpoint 41. a little bit cooler with a sky clearing overnight. that often goes hand in hand. the winds are calm which also aids and abbets a drop in temperature. we have cloud cover really clearing the area. remember yesterday i told you how that area of low pressure with that rain was going pull off the coast and allow high pressure to come in and really open things up for us and that is what indeed is happening on satellite this morning. and by 8 o'clock, we'll have that sun up nice and bright, 48 degrees. shades for you drivers this morning and maybe for you pedestrians, too. 64 degrees by 11 o'clock. then we head into the afternoon and we real dollar start what is going to be several days where you have a couple of hours at least in the 70's. by 2 o'clock we'll be at 70. today's high is 72 around 3 o'clock and then by 5 o'clock, we're dipping back
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to 66. unlike the summer, spring little earlier in the fall, those high temperatures don't last real long because the sun angle is a lot lower but nonetheless you have 72 for at least a bit today and that's going to be nice. 72 is the afternoon high in allentown, 73 in reading, 70 in trenton, too in wilmington, 68 degrees in cape may a nice day. and for your election day forecast 7 o'clock when some of the polls are getting going 46 degrees. 67 degrees by noon. by 4 o'clock falling back to 70 degrees. this is still a real good period to get to the polls though especially if you have one in the neighborhood and you want to take a walk. by 7 o'clock 60 degrees and down into the 50's by 8 o'clock if that happens to be where your polls are closing. for the next several days beautiful pattern. all the cool air is out west as we've got a trough in the jet stream out there and a nice ridge here with that high pressure i described. storm system pull offer the coast and the flow basically out of the southwest over the next several days, that's going to keep us in the 70's. we'll be anywhere from 10 to 15 degrees above average for
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your high temperatures. not bad for november. sunny and mild today for election day, 72 degrees. tomorrow still great, getting up to 74. then there will be more clouds with a little frontal passage on thursday, 74 degrees is the high. might even be a spotty shower triggered here or there. friday another front is coming. ahead of that it's breezy and very warm. we'll get up to 76 degrees and friday night into saturday morning there could be a shower or a little bit of rain. overall saturday isn't looking too bad, though. we'll see the sun come back. morning low is only in the 60's and then we'll bounce back to about 65 degrees so temperatures holding steady on saturday and of course on saturday morning i've got the purple stride walk for pancreatic cancer that emceeing down in front of memorial hall. it might be a little bit wet for the start of that but the temperatures are going to be a lot better than they often are. so, 65 on saturday afternoon and then cooler on sunday. >> thank you david. >> thank you. >> bless you. happening today ohio residents will vote on the issue of marijuana
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legalization. under the measure residents would be able to grow their own four plants for personal consumption. commercial marijuana cultivation would be allowed on 10 farms if it is legalized. former boy band star nick lachey could stand to make a profit. the group that put the item on the ballot says lachey is part of an investment group that has an option to buy one of the farms. a new jersey lawmaker pushing for more regulation of fantasy sports in the garden state. jim whelan is proposing a bill that would put the state division of gaming enforcement in charge. new jersey governor chris christie ridiculed the concept of regulating dale fantasy sports during last week's republican presidential debate saying government has more important priorities. a historic ship docked in south philadelphia will be spared from the scrapyard at least for now. the ss united states conservancy says it raised $100,000 to keep the ss united states afloat. nine conservancy wants to turn
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the rusty ocean liner with a storied history into a museum. the board is expected to meet next week to discuss operations. >> now to the big board. today in a california courtroom sugar process sores will take on a corn refining giant. processors refining the. the processors want $2 billion. they said they lost money when they tried to rebrand fructose as corn sugar. they're counter suing for 530 million. they're suing the sugar processors for making false taillights about their product. t-mobile offering a new way to make sure customers can get their cell signal. they can receive a mini tower. it sends out t-mobile's 4g signal in a 3,000-foot radius. it's free but there's a 25-dollar refundable deposit. there's a day of gains on wall street with the dow gaining about 165 points. still this morning futures are looking like they're pointing to a lower open.
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and gus, we miss gus is back nearly a three year break. pennsylvania's second most famous ground hog is coming out of retirement. the pennsylvania lottery says players asked for the buck toothed mascot to come back. so you'll see bus in the holiday ads. >> he probably went on walk about or some kind of sabbatical. >> down in australia. >> now he's refreshed ready to go again. still on "action news" a judge has ruled that bill cosby will have to speak under oath in a lawsuit filed by janice dickinson. >> a veterans affairs official from philadelphia refused to testify last night at a congressional hearing. she's accused of manipulating the agency's hiring system. details on what's going on when "action news" comes right back.
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each cup uniquely you. brewed fresh because it's not just any coffee. it's your coffee, your dunkin'. america runs on dunkin'. >> ♪ >> welcome back. let's take a look at some of the construction that's bothering you today. we're looking live in bucks county. this is the ramp from i-95 southbound to street road. construction has been mostly blocking the ramp. we just watched one car kind of squeeze by the police right here. should be clear pretty soon. in the meantime you might want to stick to the ramps to 413 or woodhaven road instead. we can see the crews out there on the scene with the flashing lights. construction crews out there on the ramp from i-95 to street road. vine street expressway we're seeing that westbound traffic
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move and starting to see some eastbound traffic. look like they're reopening the vine. it had been closed for both directions for that overnight construction. for now looks like they've cleared it nice and early. wasn't scheduled to be cleared until 5:00 a.m. and they have been doing that a little early. northeast extension northbound approaching lehigh valley we have an accident involving a tractor-trailer struck an arrow truck out there that was blocking the right lane. warning everybody not to get in the right lane and then it smacks into the truck, right. not good. police are on the scene. expect slowing with this one. we had a serious accident here with injuries on the scene but they've cleared the scene now so 322 here in glen mills delaware county moving better at mat son road. matt and tam. >> thanks karen. new this morning a top ranking veterans affairs official from philadelphia refused to testify on capitol hill. diana reubens and her colleague kimberly graves invoked their fifth amendment rights last night. regional directors are accused of forcing low ranking managers to relocate so they could collect the salaries for themselves while only doing some of the work.
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reubens and graves face possible criminal prosecution. bill cosby will have to speak under oath in a defamation lawsuit filed by model janice dickinson. a judge in los angeles ruled yesterday that the deposition must be held by november 25th. dickinson claims cosby raped her in 1982. last year cosby and his former attorney martin singer made statements denying those claims. this latest ruling says dickinson's lawyers can only seek answers as to whether the denials were made maliciously. despite mounting accusations of sexual assault by dozens of women, cosby has never been charged. >> the volunteers who helped during that deadly amtrak derailment in may were honored for their service. members of the second alarmers were recognized last night. philadelphia's fire commissioner david sawyer held out merit awards. young hockey players with the new bensalem pal hockey league got a chance to perfect
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their skills. the flyers hosted their locked on hockey event last night. the children took part in hockey drills and scrimmage on the pavement at bensalem community park. >> saw the hound dog there. he can teach them a thing or two. looking into what caused a septa bus an flatbed truck to collide sending the truck into a building. >> next up a disturbing case in texas. police say a mother forced her child to drink poison. "action news" will be right back.
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many more victims came forward, and castor admitted he could have used their testimony against cosby but castor didn't even try. bruce castor was not looking out for the victims.
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>> ♪ >> welcome back. you're taking a live look here out across center city on sky6. 4:56, 50 degrees but by this afternoon we will be up in the 70's, a nice run of days coming our way. a dallas texas mother is charged with attempted capitol murder. police say she forced her four-year-old son to drink poison. police say 31-year-old paw eh unsuccessfully tried to do the same to her other children. the four-year-old is in the hospital. >> she talked about like she can't sleep at night. all she's thinking about is suicide kill herself with the babies. she's been sick for a long time. >> the older two children have been placed in the care of a relative. the mother remains in jail on a $500,000 on.
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>> a pair of convenience store workers from reading will not face charges in a deadly shoot out. they opened fire on a trio of marked men who came to rob their store on saturday night. the gunfire left two of the bandits dead. a third got away and remains on the run. the berks county district attorney officially announced yesterday that the shooting was in self-defense and justified homicide. there's a $10,000 reward to catch the third suspect. and this is new, a philadelphia man has been found guilty for the horrific neglect of his dog. the pennsylvania spca says jarrel haywood surrendered his severely malnourished dog to philadelphia animal care and control team in august. the pspca named the dog quigley. the judge prohibited haywood from owning an animal for 90 days and fined him the maximum $750. >> it is now 4:57 and all new in the next half hour of "action news," white girls only, a fraternity at an ivy league university is under fire for allegedly issuing a
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party policy strictly based on race. >> a fast moving fire tears through the roof of a chester home. more of this new video is straight ahead.
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>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with matt o'donnell, tamala edwards, karen rogers and meteorologist, david murphy. >> ♪ >> good morning. it's 5 o'clock on this tuesday, november 3rd and we're following several new and developing stories. >> three homes were damaged by a blazing massive fire in delaware county overnight. >> police discover a potentially dangerous situation in a main line neighborhood. we are live at the scene. >> today's homework can be just as stressful for parents as it is for the kids. now some schools are unlocking the secrets of common core math. >> i'd love to absorb the information right away. let's go to dave murphy and karen rogers for weather and traffic. >> all right. so, yesterday was a little cloudy but the teaches treated us well. today, clouds gone. we got high pressure in control and this is really going to be our friend going to give us lots of sun and keep those winds nice and calm and help warm us up so i guess there's three things we'll get out of that. 48 d


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