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authority. just hours after he got a vote of confidence from the board chairman he was suspended with intent to fire. what happened? a second woman came forward with a second claim of sexual harassment that is what happened. >> john rawlins is live now. a roller coaster day for vince fenerty. >> it looks like the job was secure as of early this afternoon he was suspended. >> the day began with the authority's chairman, joseph ashdale defending the decision not to fire director vince fenerty citing a finding citing his otherwise hed record. we are confident we reached the
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correct decision 15 months ago. >> fenerty is paid a quarter million dollars a year. he faced discipline last year and cannot go on overnight trips with co-workers and had behavioral counseling. >> he get the restrictions despite getting the full sally and you can bet he will do it again. >> and a report citing a prior sexual harassments complaint dating back to 2006. and he is suspended immediately and i recommend to the board on thursday that he be term nated. >> so far no comment from mr. fenerty today. we heard from others like people on the ppa board.
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he walked that back quickly and put out another statement saying he was stunned and appalled and on thursday he would vote to fire the executive director. >> thank you john. this is the day after for the two presidential candidates, both claiming victory in last night's debate. donald trump is in florida, where he spoke to a largely cuban audience in little havana. >> a big important moment, talk being important subjects including jobs and immigration, our military and vets, taking care of our vets. >> but trump had complaints accusing moderator, lester holt of left leaning and being harder on him than clinton and complained about his terrible microphone.
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>> clinton told supporters that anyone that complains about the mike wasn't having a good night. >> his demeanor and temperament on the statement can be seen by everybody and people can draw their own conclusions and i thought on several occasions, he was making charges and claims that were untrue. >> vernon odom is live in ardmore tonight and vernon you have been talking to voters today about their opinions of last night what have you been hearing? >> reporter: first of all jim, i see firsthand a lot of people watch the debate last night for all 90 minutes, the question of the day i hear is what impact will it have on the razor thin poll numbers we see late in september. is this fundamentally different after the first debate. >> i'm still undecided.
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>> no kidding? >> yes, sir. >> bill from manayunk was the only genuine undecided still on the fence after the cage match brawl between hillary clinton and donald trump, a sampling from voters in the opposite camps. >> i think he did a great job. >> his performance was great. >> i am going to vote for her. >> could trump have swayed you at all? >> absolutely not. he is dangerous. >> last night was a super bowl for political experts they could observe and critique along with tactics of both would be candidates in front of a worldwide audience. >> looked defeated and uncomfortable and angry and interrupting hillary clinton throughout the debate and i think clinton got under his skin and it showed. >> he was anxious and his none
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verbals were audible and he moved around all over the place and he interrupted and his answers got more and more incoherent. >> these tend to reenforce impressions rather than change minds. >> hillary did a wonderful job. i think that donald trump, i don't know what to say about him. >> i thought he was okay. i didn't think he set the world on fire. >> hillary? >> i thought she did well too. i don't think they answer questions, they skirt around some issues. >> reporter: jim, this battle for the oval office already out of the gutter and down into the sewer will only get meaner and nastier in the 41 days left in the election. live in ardmore, vernon odom, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. vice president, joe biden, had harsh words for trump today. as biden campaigns for hillary
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clinton at drexel university this morning. he took issue when he said not paying taxes make him smart. >> tell that to your mother and father that break their backs to send you here. it angers me. >> biden encouraged students to vote and make sure their voices are heard on election day. >> first lady michelle obama will campaign tomorrow at la salle university. and pennsylvania is key. the youth vote could be key again in this election. today philadelphia city leaders make sure that young adults know the importance of voting. this event today at overbrook high school, is one of seven city schools, aimed at encouraging anyone that would be 18 by election day to register
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to vote. we brought you debate at 6abc.com and you go there now to watch the entire debate and we have analysis and fact checks on claims made by the candidates last night. in other news, the former transportation official that pleaded guilty in the bridge gate scandal said today that governor chris christie knew about the scheme as it unfolded. david wildstein told jurors that he even joked sarcastically that there was nothing political going on and christie denied knowing anything about the traffic jams. >> i had no knowledge prior to these lane realylements and no knowledge of it, and no evidence ever put forward that i did. >> former christie allies, are
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on trial for allegedly orchestrating the scheme in 2013. philadelphia police have targeted violent offenders in a three day operation, investigators confiscated drugs including marijuana, and oxy coton and cocaine and recovered $17,000 in cash and made 50 arrests and the bust took some of the most dangerous offenders off the streets. it looks like help will be on the way for motists that use the schuylkill expressway at least that is the goal of a long-term improvement plan for the folks at penndot and septa. lets go live to sara bloomquist along the expressway tonight. >> reporter: jim, look at the schuylkill now no surprise it's bumper to bumper. today penndot announced the details of this multifacets multimillion-dollar long range plan to ease the congestion and
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make it easier to travel from king of prussia to philadelphia. most any motorists tell you that something needs to be done to ease the congestion on the schuylkill expressway. >> something needs to be done. >> don't use it. it's too crowded they need more lanes, we don't use it. today penndot announced they have a plan to improve the flow of traffic on 76 between the king of prussia and philadelphia. >> we are undertaking an ambitious program because the i-76 corridor is critical to the region and the transportation and economic vitality. >> it starts with new electronic signage to allow penndot to adjust the speed limit based on traffic and weather, and they will transform the interstate shoulders into part-time travel lanes from the fvalley forge an the blue route and route 1 and belmont avenue. >> this is new to pennsylvania
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but apparently in place in 16 states across the country. >> in conjunction septa plans to replace and improve their conshohocken rail station add a new parking garage and signage on the expressway will let people know of train departures and parking and adding new trains with greater capacity. >> we'll introduce by level trains into our fleet. >> more bicycle store able is coning and improvements to the schuylkill river trail and they welcome any improvements but remain skeptical. after all it's i-76. >> if it helps that is wonderful but it's so busy i don't know how much it will really help. >> penndot wants to take over control of the traffic signals on some of the surrounding streets and they are talking about installing ramp meters, the traffic signals that control the flow of traffic on to the interstate. the signage work should start next year and the shoulder lanes
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are likely at least five years out. the price tag on all of this more than $125 million. live on the schuylkill expressway i'm sara bloomquist, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. coming up on "action news" tonight. la salle university bucks the trend and says they are slashing tuition. and the philadelphia zoo has a gender reveal for its baby gorilla born last month. morning rain is out of here and i'm tracking this system an upper level low that could bring several days of rainy, raw, wet weather and windy weather as well. i'll have details on that. >> training camp begins for your philadelphia 76ers jaime apody has that story.
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for senate, katie mcginty will stand up to the big oil polluters. she'll work to protect our air and water and make us a leader in clean energy jobs. and millionaire pat toomey? he's for the big oil polluters. toomey voted to protect twenty-four billion dollars in tax breaks for oil companies. and they've given toomey seven hundred thousand dollars in campaign contributions. pat toomey: he's not for us. senate majority pac is responsible for the content of this advertising.
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colleagues of the fallen firefighters in wilmington gathered today to rehearse their ceremonial duties for the upcoming funerals, a public memorial for garyficcous is saturday, they will be honored on the river front. la salle university made a bold move today in an attempt to make college more affordable for more students. the university says they will reset tuition from $40,000 to $28,000, it means tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year will return to what students paid in 2008. university officials say they will continue to offer scholarships and financial assistance. >> wilmington university has
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made a historic selection for its next president. the board of trustees has unanimously approved dr. laverne harmon for successor, jack barcelona, the first african-american woman at a university in the state of delaware. she began working at wilmington university in 1989 and currently serves as executive vice president. camden's newest neighbor made an investment in the city's students this morning. subaru of america donated 2,000 science books to the school district. it's part of subaru loves learning initiative. they say that stem education is a priority. these resources supthe district's goal of ensuring students that they graduate ready for college for a meaningful career. >> you don't have to look far to understand the importance of
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i wish the by was later but it's not up to me. it's quiet in the birds nest. carson wentz went back to north dakota to go hunting and practice resumes on monday. what a surprise the eagles have been. even jumping up in the "usa today" power rankings to number four, there is concern when a squad with such low expectations becomes the one that everybody is talking about.
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>> the biggest thing is complacency, you think have you arrived, you think you are all that. and when that creeps in that is when you get beat. you know it's my job not to let that creep in and keep the guys focused and grounded. >> the other team if we could if we are lucky dealing with the same thing is the sixers, they opened up camp at stockton university. nerlins noels says he doesn't think having all the big men will work. >> i don't begrudge him for what he said. i have no problem with it. i said to him and to you, and the public from day one, i will coach him until he is not here. i will coach him until maybe he is here for a long time. and none of us can really know what is going to happen down the road.
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>> phillies are in atlanta tonight for the final road series for finishing up with the mets this weekend. the mets were in florida where the marlins were forced to pick up the pieces after the death of their star pitcher, jose hernandez. he took a pitch right handed in tribute. what happens when he switched sides, a leadoff home run the first of the season. the longest ball he has ever hit in his life. the moment got the best of him, the tears would not stop coming. >> most definitely the most difficult game i have ever played in. i just kept looking at the ribbon board and seeing his name. and just kept saying how he is not here. >> coming up on "action news" cecily tynan with the accuweather forecast.
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when we continue in just a moment. does pat toomey speak for you? i also want to thank the nra for it's, uh, strong support for my campaign.
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pat toomey: he opposes an assault weapons ban and got an "a" rating from the nra. "i have had a perfect record with the nra." and on women's health? "i would support legislation in pennsylvania that would ban abortion, and i would suggest that we have penalties for doctors who perform them." pat toomey: does he really speak for you? senate majority pac is responsible for the content of this advertising.
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if we have wet weather on the way, here is cecily tynan and accuweather. >> all summer we are saying we need the rain and we are definitely getting it. stormtracker 6 live double scan showing right now we are dry. we had some rain this morning about a .25 inch and that has moved on and this is sky 6 hd overlooking the commodore barry bridge we have blue skies and sunshine and the sunsetting at 6:49, enjoy this view because we may not see skies like this for the bettester part of a week.
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we have nasty weather on the way. this is the amount of rain wednesday evening through friday and it depends on your location, this shows along the coast, generally about a half inch of rain around philadelphia a little more than an inch but areas west especially lancaster looking at the potential of more than 3 inches of rain. in addition to that we'll have a strong pressure gradeients from low pressure to the west, this brings us gusty winds on thursday, wind gusts of up to 30 miles per hour inland and at the coast up to 45 miles per hour. so it will be rainy and raw and it will be windy. right now though pretty pleasant conditions, philadelphia 74 degrees, down from the high of 762 degrees above normal. clouds are hanging on longer along the coast and cooler there at atlantic city airport. 67 degrees, satellite 6 along
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with action radar showing we are in between systems right now, the cold front that brought us the morning rain that is finally sliding off the coast and some thin clouds hanging and clearing skies out to the west. however the upper level low is spinning across the great lakes and what this will do is meander down to the south and cut off from the jet stream and nothing to push it out and this will likely stall over kentucky for a couple of days. tonight a few clouds, and feeling like fall. cooler than last night. philadelphia 57, allentown and reading, into the 40s and may need an extra comforter there. and wilmington 55. future tracker 6 showing we start the day with sunshine, the morning the best part of the day, 9:00 not a cloud in the sky but as we head through the day the clouds fill up by 5:00 and then later tomorrow night is when we see some showers breaking out. and some of that heaviest rain
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near lancaster and then that will continue really through friday, this is what to expect. wednesday night through friday, periods of rain, not raining the whole time, the amount of rain again repends on where you are a half inch to 3 inches. wind gusts 30 to 35 miles per hour. and most of the time the temperatures stuck in the 60s. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast tomorrow transition day, clouds up and rain developing tomorrow night. 75 degrees ahead of that system. thursday the worst day of the week, 69 degrees and it will be rainy and windy. and friday not much better with a high of 70 but as we head through the weekend we'll be gradually improving. saturday still some showers around and 73 and breaks of sun and 77 and a dry start to rosh hashanah. and monday and tuesday looking good and partly sunny and 75 on monday and tuesday 73 degrees we'll have a look at the timing of the rain on "action news" at
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11:00. finally tonight now we know it's a girl. today the philadelphia zoo confirmed the gender of the newest addition. the western low land gorilla was born last month and can you help give her a name. each voter is asked to donate to gorilla conservation, the philadelphia zoo will match the donations up to $10,000 and tomorrow cecily tynan will make her introduction to this new baby gorilla. we'll see it on "action news." abc world news tonight with david muir is next on channel 6. "action news" continues at 10:00 on phl 17 and join us for "action news" at 11:00. for the entire "action news" team i'm jim gardner we'll see you at 11:00. approve this message.
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tonight, breaking the record. the most-watched debate ever. donald trump, hillary clinton, and the new fallout this evening. trump upset about his mic. upset about some of the questions. will he do the next two debates? and hillary clinton today, clearly relieved. >> did anybody see that debate last night? >> and the miss universe who says donald trump body shamed her. and trump tonight doubling down. also tonight, the massive and deadly house explosion in new york city after worried emergency calls about gas. the battalion chief and father of three killed in the blast, 20 injured. and tonight, word coming in now of an arrest. the fires and the floods. the emergency evacuations, flaming at least 300 feet high. and the floods, thousands fleeing thei

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