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ryan should spend more time on balancing the budget, on jobs and illegal immigration and not waste his time fighting the republican nominee. meanwhile trump appeared in the western part of pennsylvania saying there he had a lot of of fun last night and said hillary clinton's performance was "highly overrated." clinton was in detroit today and said trump describing the infamous tape as locker room talk is "just a really weak excuse for he behaving badly and mistreating people." more on debate reaction now from "action news" reporter vernon odom in havertown. vernon. >> reporter: jim, we'll have more about that in a moment. experts say those who are totally loyal to donald trump throughout this election season are not going to bend now less than a month election day. last night's debate many pundits believed was donald
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trump's best chance to salvage his quest for the white house this after a tape of him surfaced brag and in vulgar terms about using his celebrity to grope women. however, donald trump needs to grow his support especially among the voting groups where he's run tag critical deficit, suburban white females are great example. some we found forgive his transgressions. >> i thought it was a good debate. he they both came out of it pretty well. >> reporter: winner lossesser? change your mind. >> i think trump was the winner. he came back very well. >> reporter:. >> last night's debate was focused specifically at those voters and it absolutely nothing to try to broaden his appeal. >> reporter: a lot of attention is going to trump's behavior during last night's debate. style experts say he hurt himself by pacing all over the stage. >> if you're trying to prove to people that you're not a sexual predator, you don't want to stalk a woman around a debate stage for 90 minutes. >> reporter: here are random reactions from suburban women who watched the latest
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clinton-trump face to face murdereesly. >> he's not winning me over. he's too harsh of a guy. he don't have any ideas. >> my opinion of him hasn't changed at all so that's it. i'm -- i know who i'm voting for. so. >> reporter: mr. trump. >> no. >> i don't think there's any way if you're a suburban educated woman you're going vote for mr. trump. >> reporter: because. >> because he's a misogynist. >> reporter: jim, the question now is will we see a sequel to last night's performance when hillary and donald trump come face to face again in the final debate next week in las vegas. live in havertown, delaware county, i'm vernon odom, channel6 "action news." >> thank you vernon. pennsylvania senator pat toomey weighed in on the debate saying the exchange showed the shortcomings of both candidates. the republican distanced himself from trump saying "have i not endorsed donald trump and i have repeatedly spoken out against his flawed policies and his outrageous
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comments." but his democratic challenger katie mcginty says toomey lacks the courage and backbone of republicans who have disavowed trump. "the only thing he is standing for is his own political calculations putting himself first." a new nbc wall street journal poll of likely voters gives clinton a double digit lead over donald trump, 46 to 35 percent. the survey was taken after the trump video was released friday but before last night's debate. the poll has a 4.6 percent margin of error. and this he reminder tomorrow is the deadline to register to vote for pennsylvanians. in delaware the deadline is october 15th n new jersey the last day to register is october 18th. and you can get breaking alerts from the campaign trail by downloading our free 6abc news app. it is available right now on the apple and google play stores.
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donald trump opened the taj mahal in atlantic city 26 years ago calling it the eighth wonder of the world. well, carl icahn closed the casino today. "action news" reporter john rawlins has the story. >> reporter: the taj mahal closed 3,000 people including strikers out of work. the fifth cass no he to close here since 2014. but those who follow this town's fortunes for a living say don't count ac out. >> the demise of atlantic city has often been told. >> reporter: harry hurley one time newspaper man one time casino executive now radio talk show host. yes he says gambling revenues are only half of what they once were. >> when you look at a gaming market that was once 5.3 billion and it's half of that, that's still the third largest gaming district in the world. >> reporter: he says the city he is quietly diversifying attracting bart blatstein who operates the showboat as a noncasino hotel. this woman heads the city's planning and development.
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she says more changes are on the way. this work site will be stockton university's atlantic city campus. the revel complex to be called 10 due to he reopen next year. ac's beach concerts part of a new emphasis here on tourism with a focus on millennials and this extension of the boardwalk from the atlantic to gardener's basin to make a.c. more user friendly. >> we want to make it safe for biking for families. once this is complete, people can bike here 24 hours a day, seven days a week. >> reporter: the hope visitors might think of buying a vacation home here. >> the price is a fraction of what you'll pay in other shore towns. we know there's a bit of a risk right now because the city is still in flux. >> reporter: there is a wild card. a statewide november ballot question that would allow two casinos to be built in north jersey he to tap the new york market. >> if the ballot question passes, two more casinos possibly three will close. >> reporter: that would be devastating for the local economy. fortunately for atlantic city the most recent polling shows the measure is unpopular.
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still, by definition, it remains a wild card. in atlantic city, john rawlins channel6 "action news". >> thank you john. a late morning crash in chester county resulted in serious injuries today. two vehicles collided on route 41 near friendship church road in cochranville. this was 11:30 this morning. investigators haven't said what led to the crash. route 41 was closed for several hours as police conducted their investigation. fire this morning chased 34 people from their apartments in pemberton, new jersey. "action news" reporter bob brooks is live in the 100 block of west hampton street. bob what's the latest there? >> reporter: jim, good evening, the latest is this is now a crime scene. all signs pointing to this being a case of arson. and now the state police are heading up the investigation. behind me there you can he see the fire started right behind the yellow crime scene tape and now a lot of people are out of a home. today eight families in
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pemberton are scrambling to find a place to live. it's after this, a massive fire that ripped through the pine meadows apartment complex. cell phone video captures the moments before fire crews arrive. >> my girlfriend was sleep. i just hear sirens. i looked out the window i just seen flames everywhere. i'm like oh my goddism at this point we're told this likely isn't an accident and there's video to back that claim up. the pemberton fire department says the state police respect handling the investigation. >> i have a nine-year-old daughter. >> reporter: julio torres news like this is a neither mayor. you hear he has a daughter then just moved here to the pine meadows complex. >> safest thing for this area so i'm kind of reluctant about this neighborhood now. >> reporter: the good news is no one was hurt but the damage is extensive. as you can see in one of the units next to where the fire started the roof is caved in debris has fallen all over the kitchen and right next door in one of the children's room the roof caved in here as well. debris he has fallen all over the toys and all over his
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clothes. 25 residents in total don't have a home. but management here is helping them. some have even been placed in new apartments. while crews work to make repairs, residents here say they can wait. they're safe and that's what's most important. >> it was pretty wild then got on top and they were -- they were trying to control the fire. it was just amazing and scary. >> reporter: definitely scare he refor residents here. where we're zoomed into is that apartment where the fire started. it's boarded up now but before we got there the openings were there and you could see it was burned clear down to the studs. all signs point to this being intentional. reporting live bob brooks channel6 "action news. jim. >> thank you bob. jury selection is under way in a civil trial. he related to the penn state sexual abuse scandal. mike mcqueary is suing the
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university. he reported to then head coach joe paterno back in 2001 that he saw former defensive coordinator jerry sandusky abuse a young boy. mcqueary claims the university he retaliated against him by firing him in 2012. the same year sandusky was convicted of abusing 10 boys. coming up on "action news" tonight, two years ago, the city of reading put up a tree he that many thought he resembled the scrawny sapling from a charlie brown christmas. this year officials have a solution that again is the talk of the town. and reaction tonight from the eagles the day after the team's first loss of the season. >> sky6 showing we are cloud free tonight but once the sun sets, the temperatures dropping very quickly. in fact, could have a touch of frost in parts of our region. i'll explain in the accuweather forecast. >> those stories and much more when "action news" continues tonight. >> ♪ i spent many years as a nuclear missile launch officer.
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>> philadelphia school received a major gift today. "action news" was there as roxborough high school was presented a check for $1.1 million. the grant from philadelphia school partnership will be used to create a curriculum that centers on career and technical education. the goal is to better prepare students for college and careers after high school. >> ♪ >> the city of reading pennsylvania is already thinking ahead to christmas and a new tree. and this time they're hoping to avoid any references to charlie brown. "action news" reporter walter perez explains. >> reporter: it was two years ago when reading, pennsylvania, made
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international headlines when the city erected this scraggly christmas tree on penn square. it was referred toes a the charlie brown christmas tree likening it to the scrawny sapling from the peanuts holiday classic. reddings mayor scott says he still doesn't understand all the hoop l he loved that tree. >> i see beauty in everything, okay, and i thought that this tree that was the charlie brown tree it deserved a christmas as same as the collar he lee brown he tree. >> reporter: a piece of that tree remains in the city. local officials used the wood to he create this bench. reading officials have signed off on a plan to post a 35-foot artificial tree this year at the corner of fifth and penn. mayor scott also says that while he's always preferred live trees, it really is a waste. >> i wish that i could get another tree like that and put it downtown but i'm sort of like getting away from cutting
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trees down because that tree would still be alive day. these photos show the what the giant lum numb tree will look like. it comes with a $20,000 price tag but private donors are picking up the tab including a $17,000 donation from the first energy association. many people in reading say it doesn't seem like for the city to have a christmas tree that's artificial but they say they can't argue with the mayor's argument. >> the way people clop down trees put it up for 30 days and throw it away it seems like a waste. >> if it looks like anything last year it would be good. none of that charlie brown stuff, please . >> [laughter] >> reporter: the lighting ceremony for the brand new artificial reading city christmas tree will be held on the evening of saturday, december 3rd. reporting from reading, walter perez channel6 "action news." >> in philadelphia a woman in east oak lane celebrated a true milestone today. maggie turner celebrated her 106th birthday surrounded by
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friends of the cheltenham nursing and rehabilitation center. the celebration included live music dancing and of course a big cake. mrs. turner was born in brad he lee south -- bradley south carolina. he she moved to philadelphia at the age of 20 and she's been here ever since. [applause] planned parenthood. i would support legislation in pennsylvania that would ban abortion and i would suggest we have penalties for doctors who perform them. would you put people in jail for performing abortions? at some point doctors performing abortions i think would be subject to that sort of penalty. dscc is responsible for the content of this advertising.
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>> heartbreaking defeat for the eagles. they had fought back. ryan mathews fumbles and it's over. >> you didn't he believe threap going 16 and o, right. >> no. >> we were hoping out hope. do we have optimistic or pessimistic. how about both. yesterday's loss to the lions saw a lot of firsts, like the first time the eagles trailed in the second half of a game this season. carson wentz mounted a come back. touchdown pass to josh hough followed by a pair of field goals gave the eagles a two-point lead. ryan mathews fumbled late in the fourth. detroit turned that turnover into a league taking field
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goal. now the eagles still had a chance to win the game late but wentz tossed his first nfl interception. he threw the ball to nelson aguilar in very tight coverage this afternoon coach doug pederson said his players know they let this one slip away. >> i saw how ticked off this team was at the end of this football game despite everything that went on in this game negative positive the whole thing. this is a -- this is a different football team than a year ago. this is a resilient football team. yeah, as bad as it hurts at the same time they understand that, hey, we let one slide. >> it's just one of those things. it's a long season. so you can't be too hard on yourself. you got to critique the tape hard challenge yourself to get better but at the same time it's a long season. we got a long way to go. >> he what was up with the defense? specifically in the first a the eagles defense which had been so good was a step slow out of the gate but the d only surrendered three
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points in the second half. >> difference between the two half for you guys. >> just, you know, we just adjusted. after the first half they came outweigh good game plan and i think that second half we came out and adjusted to their game plan and started to buckle down and they just made the plays at the end of the game to win the game. >> we got a lot of potential and we got a great offense. i feel like our offense played great today. we just got to come out and not be as flat. i feel like as long as we're not flat and just come out strong and dominate like how we played in the second half we'll win a lot of games. >> cowboys won yesterday so the eagles now trail them by half a game in the nfc east. he three of the birds next four games are within the division all three of those on the road by the way. that begins sunday at three and two washington. to the ice, the flyers are finalizing their regular season roster but they do say two impressive rookies have made it. defenseman ivan proverof.
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suspended six game. his first game back will be october 25th against buffalo. the sixers will continue their preseason schedule tomorrow at memphis. the team also plans to increase the minutes limit on joel embiid to 15 minutes per game. lost in all the hoopla over embiid the sixers lope to have a stud in dario saric. he's still getting accustomed to the nba game. saric is averaging little better than nine points and four rebounds this preseason. coach brett brown is pleased. >> i love coaching dar he yo'. he's tough and smart, everything we thought he was going to be and, you know, he's still learning. trying to figure out vocabulary, nba vocabulary. >> got a lot of young guys who should be exciting to watch this season. >> thank you ducis. coming up on "action news" cecily tynan with the week ahead from accuweather when we continue in just a moment.
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>> ♪ katie v/o: she works hard.
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she stays late. but she gets paid 21% less than her male coworkers. pat toomey has voted time after time against equal pay for women, against pay that helps hard working families get ahead. katie o/c: for my daughters and yours, i'll fight for equal pay for women. families need it; you've earned it. katie v/o: i'm katie mcginty, and i approve this message because it's your turn to get ahead. i think my strongest asset, maybe by far, is my temperament. i'd like to punch him in the face, i'll tell you. i would bomb the [bleep] out of 'em. i could stand in the middle of 5th avenue and shoot somebody
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and i wouldn't lose any voters, okay? and you can tell them to go [bleep] themselves. get him out of here! get him out of here! get the hell out of here! priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. >> yes, under the circumstances fall and it's going to feel that way. >> almost going to feel a little bit like winter tonight. frost in some suburbs. storm tracker6 live double scan showing that we are completely rain free in fact. we are cloud free today. the action cam taking a look along the banks of the schuylkill river. fairmount park and you can see blue skies and sunshine. you can also see those leaves blowing in the breeze, quite breezy today but the winds will be diminishing this evening and then get ready for the coolest night since the middle of may. philadelphia the normal low for this time of the year is 50. going to be a lot cooler than
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that. 43 degrees. cape may 49. toms river 36. reading 35. and allentown all the way down to 33 degrees. so the first time this season the national weather service has issued frost advisories from 2 o'clock in the morning until 9 o'clock in the morning. really two broad areas, the northwest suburbs northern chester county montgomery bucks county, all areas west and north including the lehigh valley and the poconos and also interior south jersey. not right along the coast but these are the areas you may wander to bring in any potted plants or protect any tender vegetation tonight because the frost could really affect them. right now philadelphia 63 degrees. allentown 59. millville 60. wilmington 63. cape may 61. today's high 65. normal high for this time of the year is 69. so, satellite6 along with action radar showing this broad area of high pressure. this is what's kind of squeezing out all the moisture in the atmosphere. we've got there descending air so that brought us loads of
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sunshine. that will bring us clear skies tonight and that diminishing wind. so tonight clear and cold and again frost in the suburbs, frost on the pumpkins, 33 degrees the cooler suburbs, 43 he degrees for center city. so, the bus stop forecast tomorrow, may want to bundle up the kids. actually hats and gloves not a bad idea if they're spending a long time outdoors because at 6 o'clock, 38 degrees and by 8 o'clock, really not warming up much, 40 degrees. another day tomorrow with a lot of sunshine, 66 degrees the high. so 1 degree higher than today but the winds will be light so i actually think tomorrow will be a little bit more comfortable than today. heading into wednesday, this high pressure moves away from us. we begin to pull in some moisture from the ocean, so mixture of clouds and sun, 68 degrees. ahead of that front on thursday, we make it up into the low 70's and then behind that front on friday, back into the 60's. little bit of moisture with that front will really evaporate. that front will likely come through dry. the exclusive accuweather
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7-day forecast it's a cool one. tomorrow chilly start to the day and a good amount of sunshine, a high of 66. so, a dry start to yom kippur. wednesday mix of clouds and sun with a high of 68 degrees. and thursday we begin to get a flow off the ocean. so, future tracker showing we could be dealing with some low clouds and fog early in the morning at 8 o'clock and then we'll see partly sunny skies, 72 degrees. that front blows through dry and then friday behind it very much like today, wall to wall sunshine but breezy and cool with a high of 65 degrees. saturday looking really nice. actually should be a decent weekend. sun with a few clouds, a high of 65 degrees. sunday clouds roll in late in the day with a high of 69 degrees. and a good possibility of some rain on monday with a high of 71 degrees. i think it's safe to say you can pack away the shorts and the flip-flops. find the flannels and the sweaters. it's going to be chillily. >> those dr. dentons. >> i knew you were going say that. >> every year.
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>> abc's world news tonight with david muir is next on channel6. "action news" continues at 10:00 on phl17 with brian taff sharrie williams adam joseph and ducis rodgers. then please join us for app special health check report at 11:00 right here on channel6. high tech advances are making one procedure for parkinson's disease easier on patients. health reporter ali gorman shows it how it helped a local man get his life back. forceps tine ducis rodgers and the entire "action news" team, i'm jim gardner. we hope you'll join us for "action news" at 11:00. >> ♪
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tonight, breaking news. the fallout from the videotape, and now the debate. tonight, the new poll numbers coming in. trump in crisis mode. and the woman he was talking about on that bus, tv host nancy o'dell, breaking her silence. also, house speaker paul ryan says he will no longer defend trump. tonight, trump responds. the emergency rescues playing out, 1,50 victims, families stranded by rising waters. new audio tonight during the chaos. two officers shot and killed through the front door of a home. a veteran officer, a new mom, just back from maternity leave. the urgent alert just issued on samsung smartphones, amid troubling new reports that the replacement phones are now igniting. and the frantic search, and dramatic turn today. the 4-year-old g

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