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there is hope a deal can be reached today. a forest fire continues to burn in south jersey, and we have an update on how many acres have been scorched so far. now it's details, more that be 4,000 rail workers with new jersey transit could go on strike this weekend if they don't agree on a new contract. union leaders are continuing negotiations at this hour. lets go live to new jersey correspondent, nora muchanic, outside with the latest. >> reporter: hi there rick. new jersey transit is the nation's third largest rail line. it would cause chaos if they went on strike for those that use it to go to work every day. that is on the mind of the commuters this morning. >> new jersey transit customers are worried about what a strike
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would mean for their monday commute. more than 4,000 workers could go out on strike 12:01 monday morning, they have not agreed on wage increases and health care costs. >> we have no other way unless we drive, if you drive traffic will be tremendous on that day. >> at the trenton station, commuters have real concern on what they will do if there is a strike. >> i have to get to work on monday. i hope i can make it. >> perhaps a carpool, i hope we don't have to do that. i am really hoping we don't have to go through all of this confusion. >> i commute to philadelphia, usually by the train, that meanize would have to go by the bus and that will cost me more money and more time. >> new jersey transit buses and light rail would not be affected, they will continue to operate if there is a strike. >> the politicians and managers should try to do something to
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reach a compre maze -- so the rest of the people don't suffer. >> an njt lawyer is hoping to reach an agreement before the led dine. >> there is a common goal to reach the conclusion in a timely fashion so that the threat a strike is lifted from the heads of the commuters. >> reporter: now, new jersey transit has already begun behind the scenes preparations in case there is a rail strike but the negotiator says there is no reason why they could not come to an agreement today and keep the trains running on sunday. i'm nora muchanic, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. in other news investigators are piecing together details about the reported abduction on board of a septa bus in crescentville overnight. a woman snatched off the bus and
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put into a car is now telling police she was not taken against her will. a man tried to stop the bus with his car and when the bus stopped at a red light. the man got out of the car and punched the glass where the woman was sitting and yelled at her to get off the bus and the woman got off at the boulevard and was then punched by the same man and thrown into the back of his car, detectives are still investigating the circumstances around the incident. no so far no one is charged . fire was seen coming out a basement in a row home in wilmington this morning. firefighters were called to west 3rd street just before 11:00 a.m. they were able to get the flames under control in 30 minutes and no one was hurt. the red cross is there to help the residents that were displaced . a forest fire burned 350 acres in burlington county. this is how it looked from
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chopper 6 hd over woodland township. it was old baptist road and old tuckerton road last evening, the firefighters continue to put out the hot spots. the fire is not threatening any homes. turning to the forecast now it's cooler today but still a nice day with lots of sunshine. a great way to end the work week as we look outside at sky 6 hd showing you the clear skies over downtown wilmington. accuweather says the weekend ahead is a nice one, melissa magee is outside on the terrace with the details. >> yes, rick we are finding more in the way of sunshine this afternoon. after a fairly cloudy start across the delaware and lehigh valley valleys. numbers now are in the r. 65 in philadelphia and 70 in wilmington and 56 in allentown and 60 for trenton and 68 in atlantic city. right now in philadelphia it's 13 degrees cooler than it was the same time yesterday but yesterday we had record highs in the 80s. not going to climb that high
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today. satellite 6 along with action radar showing you that front we had across the region that did trigger sprinkles and showers this morning. clouds are breaking out for more in the way of sunshine as we go through the rest of our afternoon. the call from accuweather breezy and cooler, we are maxing out in the 60s, with gusts of up to 30 miles per hour. but 60 is well above the average of 51. nice change on the way as we head into the weekend. it looks to be quiet across much of the region and in fact we call for a high of 64, that is 13 degrees above normal and on sunday, 66 degrees with a few more clouds trickling in through the afternoon hours and by sunday there could be a possibility of late day and nighttime showers, we'll take a closer look at that and see if it spills into the week ahead
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plus we spring forward this weekend coming up in the accuweather forecast. >> that is right we lose an hour but gain some sunshine. a remainder, 6abc.com/weather gives you constant updates on the forecast. we have you covered all weekend long. nancy reagan's two children will be among the speakers at the first lady's funeral today. hundreds of celebrities and wives of every president since john kennedy will be there as well. reagan will be buried beside her husband on a hill top next to the presidential library. reagan died on sunday at the able of 94. coverage begins here today at 3:00 on 6 abc and at 6abc.com. and the new episode of general
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hospital will air monday at its regular time. today it's back to the campaign trail for the gop candidates in the race for president. last night the republicans made a 180 degree turn with a mostly subdued debate in florida. abc's kenneth moton has more on that. >> reporter: rick, it was a strong gop debate on the issues but today it's back to the political maneuvers, just moments ago marco rubio urged supporters in ohio to vote for john kasich, anything to stop donald trump. >> the home stretch to what is dubbed super tuesday 3. donald trump started the morning with an endorsement from dr. ben carson. a former rival that trump once called a psychopath. trump and the candidates in the race praised their must more tamed gop debate.
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>> these debates are like vince mcmahon should have put them on, they were like wwe. >> i felt good about the night but i feel positive about it. >> no nancy name calling or personal attacks, just the issues. >> you can't yell china bad and muslims bad. >> we have to control the borders. >> it's this blow to a protester at a trump rally that has brought attention to what is playing out at his events. >> we have had violent people as protesters, these are people that punch -- >> i think what he stands for and says is not representative of american values. >> democrat hillary clinton has her surrogates on the trail as she attends nancy reagan's funeral. and bernie sanders has his sights set on illinois and ohio. >> rubio and kasich are spending
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the day in the respective must win states of florida and ohio. trump believes that last night's debate should be the final one and it's time for the party to unite. kenneth moton, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. back here a philadelphia high school has a brand new scholarship this morning roman catholic high school in spring garden announced a fund, kedra was a pennsylvania state trooper killed in 2015, he served as a member of the national honor society. more ahead on "action news" at 12:30, caught on camera, a seasoned skateboarder wedged out while trying to show off his skills. ouch.
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police in los angeles are investigating a crash that sent a car in the air. you can see it there it slams into an suv waiting for is the light to change. the accident seriously injured six people. and a texas long border attempt to show his skills went viral but for the wrong reason. he lost control of his board during a recent run, he went over the cliff and his friend acted fast to make sure his friend was okay. he made it through the accident with only minor injuries. now to a parenting alert about sharing on social media. parents may want to think twice about posting about their kids online. lara spencer has more. >> reporter: before you post that child on facebook be sure to ask their permission, according to a new investigation, that is the social media rule that kidded
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want their parents to follow. they heard from kids from 249 families. >> they didn't necessarily say they couldn't post at all but wanted some control. >> they are embarrassed and frustrated about the contonight they post on social media. wendy bradford does her best to adhere to her children's wishes. >> they are so aware, if it goes on facebook it's a topic of conversation. >> social media in a family evolving and where parents are on social media the rules are changing. >> i think it's great that parents share pictures of their families, i don't think it's a bad thing but a changing thing and as my children have become aware of social media, they have voiced their opinions and i can't ignore that. coming up tonight on 20/20
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world news tonight anchor, david muir has a special report on the heroin epidemic. more people die of overdoses than car accidents. he goes into several homes of families that were directly affected by heroin addiction to show how far it reaches. watch breaking point, heroin in america, at 10:00 here on abc. chopper 6 hd is over the scene of a junk yard fire, the gray billowing smoke is escaping from several burnt cars, this is along aramingo avenue in port richmo richmond. fire crews are there trying to hose down the hot spots. flames there and billowing smoke there at the scene and no word of injuries, but fire crews are
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trying to tackle this junk yard fire in port richmond. we'll bring you more information as it becomes available. we'll be right back.
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>> the delran middle school drama close is ready for their production ofre are performances on friday be saturday. break legs everyone. that is a fun show shrek jr. why not go time-out a play. >> temperatures are nice and mild. stormtracker 6 live double scan no issues with precipitation, a couple of showers early this
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morning, all of that activity well down to the south and east. so outside we go, the action cam was outside earlier today and in fairmount park near boathouse row and you can see the schuylkill, and the clouds are starting break and temperatures are nice and mild already above average this afternoon. neighborhood numbers, north and west of town we are sitting in the upper 50s near 60 in warrington and 59 in slatington and down in saint davids in the middle 60s, 65 in center city and out to the west in new holland 62. new jersey 71 in vineland and bridgeton and 66 in glassboro and at the immediate coastline 69. and 66 in dover and hockessin in the 70s. the 24 hour change it's hard to believe with temperature soz mild. it's 13 cooler in philadelphia
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and 19 degrees cooler in allentown than just 24 hours ago, keep in mind yesterday we had record highs in the lower 80s with the taste of summer and we are getting close toward spring maxing out in the 50s today. satellite 6 along with action radar showing the frontal boundary moving to the east and a north-northwesterly wind and winds gusting up to 30 miles per hour this afternoon the northwesterly wind will help to push and suppress the cloud cover to the south and east and more sunshine for all to enjoy. here is the setup on our friday, high temperature 66 and high pressure is returning across the region and the winds around the high are clockwise and we tap into the northwesterly wind 12 to 20 miles per hour with higher gusts on the way. as we look across the united states the only spot below average is billings, montana to
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denver, colorado, but the eastern half of the u.s. the numbers are mild. the numbers greater above average are from quebec to philadelphia. for the next week ahead we are in the upper 60s, that is something nice to enjoy. here is the exclusive accuweather forecast breezy and cooler and the sun making a come back at 66 degrees, tomorrow it's partly sunny and 64. saturday night before you go to bed turn the clocks spring forward, that is what we are doing as we lose an hour of sleep but gain an extra hour of daylight and change the batteries in the smoke detector and periods of rain on monday and 59 degrees. upper 60s on tuesday and 68 on tuesday and 69 on wednesday. pretty quiet too. >> we like quiet sometimes. for working moms many of you
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know that trying to get business done at home could be hectic, and now a business has solutions courtesy of two working mothers. alicia vitarelli is live with the details. >> reporter: they are kindred spirits, mothers that want to help others juggle home, work and kids and they created a special space where they can make it all possible. >> you can be mom and your own boss and it can happen. the busy mamas are a local network of women devoted to achieving success in their home life and work lives. stephanie and pina created the group to help moms with children and businesses. >> getting out to events seemed impossible. the struggle is real and the juggle is real. they opened a coworking space in
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ardmore where mamas can use an office that is convenient for them. you can use the time at night or during the day to work on your laptop. having the opportunity to do things on your schedule make it easier. with women working in all different fields, the space provides a resource under different roofs. >> there are chances to work on projects together. >> you did this and i did this. and oh you need a lawyer she is right here. >> katie owns a small business planning walkable parties around the area. >> are you busy but need to get work done. you have a dream, a company you are your own boss. >> it's hard to get that done at home. you can sit here and get your work done. >> jenny lynn says the office provides a professional and quiet space to work in but a supportive atmosphere.
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>> you all have your own cubbies here. >> we can keep anything here and we leave each other cards and surprises. >> are you women helping women. >> could not love it more. brilliant idea. more on all things local tomorrow night at 7:00 on fyi philly. topping our people scene, the stars came out to the white house last evening to honor canadian prime minister, justin trudeau, the president and mrs. only hosted the state dinner, he is the son of the former prime minister pierre trudeau. they had a hefty dose of star power from michael j. fox and sandrao and mike myers. they described him as a breath of fresh air. frustrated with your overactive bladder medicine not working?
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and one last check of the nice forecast with meteorologist, melissa magee. >> it's a nice afternoon and on the breezy side rick. the number is 66 and cooler by 15 degrees in philadelphia. we are above average by that much but 80s are definitely gone. 63 in wilmington and 63 in reading and 65 for the high in toms river and ocean city the numbers are in the middle to lower 60s today. really nice in the 60s for the rest of the weekend. >> thank you. finally at noon, some students brought new jersey's garden state nickname to life. it was the future farmers of america floral design competition. even douglas fisher got in on the acts. part of the annual horticulture
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exhibition. and now stories coming up today on "action news" beginning at 4:00. an item found among the decor at joe's crab shack causing controversy. >> and something changing a family's life forever, this teacher's selfless gift to one of her students. nice story there. that does it for "action news" at noon. don't forget to join us or "action news" at 4:00, 5:00 and 6:00. for david murphy, sara bloomquist and the entire "action news" team. i'm rick williams, we'll see you later. enjoy lunch. hoop.
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