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assaults. john rawlins is live along the trail in spring garden with more on that. >> reporter: over the last month there have been three indecent assaults reported to police by women using the trail in center city. >> the latest assault was report during broad daylight, a young woman was running with her boyfriend at 3:00 in the afternoon with her boyfriend. >> the teenagers ages 13 to 16, were riding by on bikes and inappropriately touched this female. >> children on bikes involved in one of the other prior indecent assaults. first service late summer on social media posts frequents by runners. >> more and more people chimed in with the same story, a group of teens riding on the trail and harassing runners, commuters, bikers. >> john lions the organizers of
run 215 want action. patrols have been beefed up and they are convening a public meeting to discuss possible trail improvements. >> we are looking at putting out cameras and rideing along the trail and looking at mile markers and most importantly, emergency telephones, individuals were not able to call in and say where these incidents were taking place. >> the advocate for the runners, they would like to see come up, the outreach to the kids that may be involved trying to convince them to use the trail in a positive way rather than harassing people. that is called for thursday at 1:00 p.m. at city hall. john rawlins, channel 6 "action news" along the schuylkill trail. the -- police say that these
images include nudity and child pornography. the students charged are between ages 11 and 15 years old. sara bloomquist will have much more including reaction from their schools coming up tonight at 6:00. a 23-year-old man is hospitalized tonight after being shot in the back in kensington, this happened on east tioga street at noon today, police took the victim to the hospital where he remains in critical condition. a home in wayne delaware, the second straight day, as authorities continue to investigate a bizarre case of hoarding. it was yesterday when authorities were performing this maintenance check on marlin circle and found something that smelled like a dead body and found chemicals, nothing illegal
was in the house but crews had to remove some of the chemicals they found. according to property records, the home is owned by lay ton they aring and he lived at the home for 76 years. the controversy dins at ryder university in lawrence township. after the school said they would eliminate 13 majors and layoff several professors to save money, this is not sitting well with studentses saying the quality of their education will suffer, nora muchanic is live now on ryder's campus with more on the growing student dissension there. >> reporter: hi there, this morning rider's president held a forum to answer question and tell them why they were necessary. it was an emotional meeting. they are still very upset about what is happening. >> ryder university students are
angry following the announcement that 13 majors and one minor is being cut as well as 14 faculty positions. >> i have to change my major or transfer schools and financially i am not able to do that. >> university president says that rising costs and declining enrollment left ryder with a $7.6 million deficit. >> we have to make cuts to offset the deficits and have the funds to invest in new programs, they want to grow criminal justice and sports management. that means that majors with smaller enrollment like art, and german will go. students started petitions online and on paper to rescind the cuts. >> we should be involved in these kinds of decision. >> because? >> because we are students and we pay so much to go here.
>> ryder's tuition is over $35,000 a year, right now they are able to graduate in majors being cut junuur june -- and se. >> it's not fair to the students or the parents cosining the loans. >> ryder was the only one offering a business education degree and that is on the list to be cut. >> they are taking away my field having study, that is rare and made me unique. >> have you a different perspective on why they made the decisions financially. >> now ryder says that some of those majors cut there were less than two or three students enrolled. and officials had to take some kind of action to address that
looming budget cut. i'm nora muchanic, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. it is election day as you know and in the delaware valley there is a big job up for grabs, mayor of philadelphia, the camera was there as mayor michael nutter voted for the last time in office, with his daughter, jim kinney is considered the frontrunner to replace him, and the action cam was there as kinney voted this morning and his challenger, republican melissa murray bailey, cast her vote in society hill and polls here in pennsylvania and new jersey will close at 8:00 tonight. you can stay with 6abc.com for real time results as the votes are tallied starting at 8:00 p.m., tune in to "action news" at 10:00 and 11:00 p.m. for reaction from the winners and losers. controversy surrounding spirit airlines after seven passengers were kicked off of a flight leaving los angeles, the flight attendant says they were
unruly after an overbooking incident came to light. but some say it was because of their race. >> reporter: hi rick, well this started off as a confrontation over passengers and flight attendants over two people switching seats and escalating and some believe that race was the reason for it. >> some of this captured on cell phone is leading to claims of racial discrimination. >> a black passenger and his companion were escorted by officers off the flight after an argument with a flight attendant over a seat. >> the guy said hey, i'm not going anywhere -- >> he said something smart and the guy said i'm not talk toug don't talk to me. >> but it doesn't end there,
that is when according to officers, five other black passengers caused a disturbance, they claim that a white flight attendant accused them of being a threat. >> police say that all five were also escorted off the plane including the passenger recording this video. >> we were the only people that got kicked off the aircraft and there were other people recording it and talking about it. >> despite several requests spirit airline did not give an official statement. they offered hotel accommodations and another flight. >> some witnesses say that the passengers that were escorted off, never threatened the flight attendants, others believed that the situation was handled appropriately by the staff. channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. local state and federal agencies are looking for new officers in dover, delaware, the career fair is hosted by the
delaware chapter of black law enforcement, officials say that they are aiming to recruit many diversity for the community. >> it's important for the community to see how diverse the department is, the communities are diverse and so the police department should be a reflection of the communities we serve. >> tomorrow's job fair run until tom corbett p.m. on the campus of delaware state university. we have breaking news to pass along now, chopper 6 hd is over the scene here at penn's landing, we are looking at a stuck truck and police cruisers behind it there, the truck failed to negotiate a curve on southbound i-95, from front and market streets, no injuries to report but it is causing traffic mishaps, and we'll get the latest from matt pellman in a little bit. we are looking at i-95 and a stuck truck on the exit there.
again chopper 6 over the scene here at penn's landing. lets check out the rest of the evening news traffic report right now. >> easy for you to say monica. what about that stuck truck? >> it looks like he clipped the corner there, rick and monica a better bet if are you trying to get to 95 southbound from old city, head up the vine street expressway and join us with eastbound traffic and then from the eastbound lanes you can get on the southbound side of 95, it's a bit sluggish on vine street expressway. it will close tonight at 11:00 for the on going construction. on the big picture, a stuck truck and a new accident along columbus boulevard at tasker and a crash on the pennsylvania turnpike, eastbound side just east of the northeast extension, 476, giving us speeds in the teens, even though it's off to the side and the turnpike delays
are spilling here on the northbound blue route, not a good one from villanova, northbound to mid county, the blue route delays spilling back to the schuylkill, to stop and go westbound to the boulevard to 476, and a crash in media at orange street and watch for one in west goshen on westchester pike eastbound by 202. we'll check it again in the next half hour. >> we'll do. still to come in our next half our of "action news" at 5:00. men asked not to shave for the entire month of november, ali gorman will tell us what is behind this call to grow a mustache. >> today was the warmest november day in 15 years. i'll have the details in the accuweather forecast. >> also coming up what you need to know about a ground beef recall that is affects certain products nationwide.
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an e. coli turned up in a sample. all american beef shipped the beef to stores nationwide. look for the number, est 20420, is prints inside of the u.s. d.a. mark of inspection selby date is today. november 3rd. a warning is out from penn state and the department of health about a contagious disease on campus, ali gorman is at the big board with more on possible cases of mumps. >> right now there are three people on campus that may have the mumps virus, health officials are waiting for tests to confirm the diagnosis and in the meantime they want to get the word out to protect others, the students effected do not live in the dorm but they want all students to have their ac
vaccinations for mumps, and rubella up to date. its spread through saliva, and nearly two dozen players came down with it last year. symptoms owe headaches and fevers and swelling of the jaw and neck. it's also today it movember, it's a campaign to raise awareness to raise funds for mens health, men are encouraged to grow a mustache for 30 days, hopefully collecting pledges for their efforts, since they started they have raised 35 million there's around the world and this year it's branching out to include mental health.
>> andy became a movember participator when he saw it in australia where it starts. >> everyone gets it and is super involved in the cause. >> men don't need a perfect mustache, it's the effort that counts. >> you walk around the city and see guys with mustaches and give them the nod, it's great to think that all of those mus matches lead to conversations about mens health. >> there are events in the area all this month. and men and women can take part every day in the move in november challenge. that say 30 day challenge to get everyone active. rick and monica, back to you. rick happy movember. >> i have had this since i was 4 years old i'll keep it. meantime drones are on tap to be one of the hot of the
tickets this holiday season, retailers are happy but it has the federal government scrambling. >> i'm nydia han, drones like this one or pretty affordable right fow and with the gift giving season upon us people have their eyes on the skies. >> they are easy to fly, you can take it out of the box and have it flying within minutes. it has federal officials worried. so what federal regulation changes should you be aware of and what features to look for when purchasing. only on channel 6 "action news" at 11:00.
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the "action news" big board. cecily tynan as the look at the wonderful forecast. another nice day? >> if people say take a hike today, they are not insulting you, they want you to get outside and take a hike. this is what i did and what jim did, he posted this photo on my facebook page from national park, new jersey, he took his camera and took great photos like this, and the sunshine and fall foliage and the warm conditions, a great day to get outside. the high soared up to 76 degrees, the last time in november we were this time was november 16th, 2005, 10 years ago. don't worry if you didn't get out we have another day carbon copy tomorrow. still mild, 73 in philadelphia
and millville 61 and wilmington 66 and trenton 71 and reading 6 degrees and allentown 61. 11 degrees warmer in philadelphia, than this time yesterday, 12 degreed warmer in trenton, and reading and wilmington, satellite 6 along with action radar showing you can really see, what the high pressure is doing, it's right over us, and what this is doing is forcing the jet stream to the north and has the clouds and sprinkles and the cooler air, what we are stuck with is a warm air mass, right through the end of the work week, today and tonight, a comfortable night and clear skies and overnight low is 51 degrees, a mild night and allentown 42 and trenton 46 and cape may 50 and wilmington 46 degrees, if you like today you'll like tomorrow. take the sunglasses and blue sky with temperatures 16 degrees above average, tomorrow's
average high is above 60 and reading 74 and millville 72 and toms river 71 and cooler on the beach cape may 65 and dover 70 degrees, temperatures stay well above average tomorrow if are you taking the kids to the playground, i heard they were packed today and put the sunscreen on and short-sleeves are fine and bright sunshine again with a high of 76 degree, thursday it's still warm but we'll have a lot of clouds, perhaps a couple of sprinkles, 74 degrees, and ahead of a cold front, near the record high of 79 set back in 1948, calling for a high of 78, i would not be surprised if we hit 80 and sunday reality check loads of sunshine and chilly with a high
of 58 degrees, adam will let you know how long the warm weather sticks around in the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast. >> thank you cecily. more "action news" coming your way. diabetes, steady is exciting. only glucerna has carbsteady, clinically proven to help minimize blood sugar spikes. so you stay steady ahead.
"action news" continues with meteorologist, adam joseph, jaime apody, rick williams and monica malpass. >> hello again, here is what is happening on "action news" tonight. the mysterious death of a little boy in south jersey, continues to puzzle detectives with no clear answer to where this investigation is going next. and old technology is being used in a new way to help victims of theft get back their items and we'll show you how. >> and a strange customer shows up at a rita's water ice and people are trying to find its owner. >> now the investigation into little brandon creato, his death remains a mystery. toxicology tests run on the 3-year-old came back clean so where does the investigation go now?
david henry is live tonight with more on that. david? >> reporter: good evening, rick, a medical expert consultant says it's quite possible that brandon creato wandered away from his father's apartment and died of exposure, and that remains one of the few possibilities after a toxicology test came back negative. >> if you fine nothing, you have to look at the possibility of hypothermia exits. at the philadelphia college of osteo pathic medicine, he says that it's quite possible that 3-year-old brendon creato died from the exposure to the elements, the temperature was in the mid-50s, and it would not take long for the exposure for turn deadly for a small child. >> a few showers in that type of
environment in the 50s or so. >> unfortunately it's difficult to determine if someone died of hyperthermia, blood colors sometimes turns bright cherry red and victims are found unclothed undressing themselves because they feel overheated. even those two indicators may not be present making a determination very difficult. >> even the best trained of us, these are cases that we don't like to have because of the relative limitations and lack of findings that we have to work with. >> the uncertainty has been unsettling for residents of this commune, they want answers and brendan's father, d.j. creato was the last too see him alive and his his lawyer says he is as much in the dark as anyone else and there may never be a conclusive answer. >> looking at the circumstances and the environment plays a
pretty big role in the death of this child. >> dr. mcdonald says that only two other possibilities may not show up, one is heart file failure and the other is suffocation. david henry, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you david. >> philadelphia police -- michaela was suppose to be going to south philadelphia, it's unclear if she actually made it there, she has never been reported missing before and they are urging anyone with information to contact them immediately. >> detectives are looking for two armed men that robbed a logan restaurant during closing time, this is surveillance video from the crab shack from north 15th street sunday night, the suspects forced an employee back into the store as he was trying
to close the front gate, one went for the safe and the other went from the workers. none of the employees were hurt. a new tool was unveiled today that would reunite robbery victims with their stolen items, a story that our delaware newsroom is following today. it's called dna asset marking kit, it's harvested from common house plans and made into a liquid thark is assigned to a person, business or organization, one batch could mark 100 to 150 items. >> anything as small as a ring or big as a car, or anything in between, for less than 70 there's we'll be able to walk into a pawnshop and take the property back and return it to its rightful owner. authorities announced that the delaware crime stoppers will offer up to a $20,000 reward for
the information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone that commits a serious crime. today is election day in pennsylvania and new jersey, several key races including the next philadelphia mayor is being decided today. philadelphia wants to remind everybody this detectives will be available in case of polling problems. also remember that polls in new jersey and pennsylvania are open until 8:00 p.m. and if are you in line when the polls close, you will still be allowed to vote. of course "action news" will have complete coverage for all the biggest races tonight, stay with 6abc.com for real time results as the votes are tallied. and tune in to "action news" at 10:00, and 11:00 p.m. for reaction from winners and losers. >> every november 6 abc partners in the region's largest holiday
food drive to raise awareness for those in need. matt o'donnell has reports of hunger in our area. >> philabundance estimates that three quarters of a million people in the delaware valley worry about where they will get their next meal, chester county has a program to drive hunger from the community and it works in more ways than one, it's the norris mobile, a traveling market filled with fresh fruits and vegetables, most of it is locally grown and organic, it's staffed by homeless men from phoenixville's homeless shelter. >> we are trying to give them a leg up and paying them almost double minimum wage. >> it's helping them earn a living and learn life and job skills. >> i have never been part of a company that began from the ground up. >> learning about management and inventory and the a great resume builder too.
>> serves underserved neighborhoods and the ymca, the y has an organic garden on site and donates all of their bounty to those in need. >> we put it right on to their truck and you don't get it much fresher than that. >> and you can drop in their change or donation. >> if someone comes in and can't buy food, we have money to help them buy fresh, healthy food. >> the fact that we are helping the community and giving back, it's a win win for everyone. all the proceeds from the truck goes to the homeless shelter, go to 6abc.com to see how to connect, share and give this holiday season. matt o'donnell, channel 6 "action news." well, a broken fire hydrant wreaked havoc on passyunk avenue, chopper 6 hd was there when it starts to gush thousands
of gallons of water at 5:55 this morning, traffic was able to get by but water crews had their work cut out for them. time for an update on the highways in our "action news" traffic report tonight. matt pellman what is going on. >> we have our work cut out for us, with a whole bunch of sun glare and slowing and accidents. on the schuylkill this is where the slowing starts by the vine street expressway and it's stop and go from this point on out to 476 the blue route and blue route northbound is locked up because of a crash on the pennsylvania turnpike, it's gone but got us off to a bad start. in chester county, it's slow on the westbound 30 bypass but eastbound a crash at 32, and a motorcycle crash closing down 30, stick with 340 as an alternate around that.
accidentses in chester, a bad one in bristol and southhampton -- turned out to be a busy evening rick. >> it sure did, we are happy to have you update us. >> someone in collingdale county is missing their beloved pet after it decided to go for a sunny stroll, employees at rita's ice spotted this iguana in the park, they rushed over and got the iguana to safety, it's being looked until the owner shows up. still to come, on "action news" a car thief leads police on a high speed chase and does not give up without a fight. and several inches of snow
a suspected teen age suv thief sent police in a chase for more than an hour. it clips several vehicles before losing a tire. police finally cornered him, there he is as they took him into custody, everyone is okay. u.s. auto safety regulators are slapping the japanese company, takata with a $70 million fine. some airbags exploded with too much force, they could be hit
with another $130 million in fine and that would make it a record 2$200 million fine, the airbag concern triggered the recall of almost 20 million u.s. vehicles. several major sports leagues are responding to so-called pate patriotism, that taxpayer dollars paid for troops responsered events. they say the events were free add ons, the nfl is promising to return the money if questionable instances are found. time for sports, the by is over and eagles now are preparing for the boys. >> back to work, back to work for those guys. >> chip kelly says he doesn't like the by and thinks it gets
you out of the rhythm but they didn't really have rhythm. at 3-4, the eagles find themselves in control of their own destiny and they say it's great to be off and better to be back in this thing. >> we won't see until game time, but i think everybody came back with the right mind set, they want to get better, we as a team need to get better and we have all of these tun in front of us. >> you need a break mentally as well as physically. >> that is the hardest part being able to get your mind to train every day every morning, same time every day 6:00 be here, this and that, within you get an off day you jump up and get scared because you think you are missing something. >> keiko alonso happy to get back to work himself. he will play on sunday for the
first time since hurting his knee on september 20th. >> it's never fun to miss time and watch your teammates go out there, i am anxious to get out there. >> alonzo can vie for the best hair on the team. reilly cooper parted with the pony tail, 10 inches of hair gone. his girlfriend did the honors. three games in, three losses, no secret the sixers are struggling as usual, they are in milwaukee and last night was all about lebron, they blue a second quarter league but the fans were more excited to witness history, this alley-oop by james gave him the youngest player ever to reach 25,000 points in his career. the fans rose to their feet and
lebron james was appreciative. >> getting the love, obviously they are sixer fans to death but they know and respect the game of basketball and to get a standing ovation reaching the milestone was very special. so much for the start, the flyers have lost four straight games with no time to pout about it. they play against edmonton tonight in edmonton, they scored just three goals their last three games, claude jarreau was the only player to find the net and jake beat steve mason on a two on one break and the flyers fell 4-1. and imagine waiting 30 years for something, who are we kidding we know what that feels like, today a royal welcome for the royal in kansas city. they won for the first time and it was the first parade in a generation, it seems like every fan in the city showed up to
sebbrate. >> i don't think much work got done in kansas city. >> you remember that in 2008? yes, not much work got done here either. >> i was working that day. coming up tonight on 6 abc, an all new episode of wicked city, the new abc show follows a serial killer on the sunset strip in 1972 and the police detectives trying to track them down. >> anything? >> nothing like she just disappeared. >> he called in a dedication to karen and now he called one out to malory k. hit the streets for at malory k. >> tonight the detectives have a new lead and this investigation makes betty suspicious of kent and his intentions. >> it stars ed westwick, they spoke to 6 abc about the
complexity about their characters. >> it's fascinating to see how he ropes betty into his world and taking her on this journey with him and you know, kind of pushes her along the way. >> it's being told who is who for the get go, you are not looking for your villain, he is pretty much the pit my of an anti-hero, and you want to root for him in some regards. >> wicked city airs tonight at 10:0056 the muppets and "agents of s.h.i.e.l.d." 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?
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folks in the sierra invest mountains got their peek of winter weather, chains and snow tires were required on most highways, traveling between the california and nevada border between lake tahoe, snowboarders took advantage of the snow, one resort reported a foot of snow at the base. >> i don't even want to watch that. >> a little preview. >> i don't need a preview. >> it's like a seesaw, what happens on the west coast opposite on the east coast, they are cold and we are very warm, lets keep the seesaw this way.
>> that is right, just stay there. wait a minute that means i'm heavier. >> you got it, i'm impressed. double scan live radar showing not much going on not even a cloud in the sky, that is a perfect backdrop for fall follow yannarell hangi the glow of trees there and the deep blue sky and the contrast in the background that makes for some breathtaking photo opportunities and you can go it again tomorrow, before the clouds arrive here tomorrow. a jormous day in philadelphia, the normal is 61 degree, we jumped up to 76, 15 degrees above normal. we'll duplicate that number and surpass that number by the end of the week. 71 in trenton and 64 in the
lehigh valley, and 68 in reading and dover, it's much cooler at the shore, a sea breeze in the month of november, only in the upper 50s to low 60s. clouds are way to the north near quebec, canada be caribou maine and high pressure is anchored to the west and that supplies a clear, comfortable but cool night, 42 in the suburbs and 52 in center city and the numbers are still running above average, and your hump day above average, 65 to 70 and a chill in the air and heading into the mid-70s as we get into the afternoon, then as we speed up time on thursday on future tracker, you'll notice high clouds in the morning, not bad in the low 50s, a couple of sprinkles, a spotty shower in the afternoon, a cloudy day and mild day, with temperatures staying in the 70s. the exclusive accuweather
seven-day forecast 76 tomorrow, a duplicate of today, rather cloudy but warm on thursday of 74 and record challenging here on friday, we are going for a high of 78 degrees, the record is 79 in philadelphia, and other areas are in the upper 70s and behind that cold front on friday, it will turn much cooler over the weekend but a lot of sunshine on saturday and sunday, 60s for saturday and seasonable on sunday of 58, but it doesn't last long, it's one day and we head back upward monday into tuesday, 61 to 64 degrees, overall pretty dry stretch. and the temperatures are running way above normal. the seesaw stays that way. more "action news" after the break.
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town school district. police have arrested three students from east town middle school and from valley forge middle school, more arrests could be coming. "action news" reporter, sara bloomquist is live now tonight. it sounded like this could be a nightmare for the kids and for their parents. >> and jim, police are telling us that some of these parents did check their children's phones periodically but didn't come across these sexually explicit images because the middle school students took the steps to hide them on cloud based services, they range from 11 to 15 and are charged with misdemeanors and felonies, as they arrived to vote today in their children's school bidding, they learned about the arrest of three students. the children ages 11 to 15 are accused of creating and sharing nu