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authorize a strike and might walk off the job days before the election. toomey stood by him. on women's health - both trump and toomey would defund planned parenthood. on abortion: trump: "there has to be some form of punishment" toomey: "i would suggest that we have penalties for doctors who perform them." pat toomey and donald trump: too dangerous for pennsylvania women. action news. delaware valley's leading news program. with meteorologist melissa mcgee, jeff skversky. sarah bloomquist and walter perez. it's a move that could cause commuter chaos. septa employees voted to
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authorize a strike. they could walk off the job just days before the election. leaving many looking for a way to get to the polls. sunday night and the big story on action news is a vote by septa workers to authorize a strike. >> now, the union represents more than 5,000 workers whose contract expires at the end of the month. action news reporter jeanette reyes spoke with commuters and joins us live from 15 and the jfk with much more. jeanette. >> reporter: walter and sarah, septa suffered through more labor strikes than any other transit agency in the country. and may be another one just a couple of weeks away. but it could be at a crucial time for the country. still workers say they have no plans of backing down. >> it's going to be a real hard time for people getting to work. >> reporter: what would you have to do? >> probably walk all the way, walk all the way to work. >> reporter: the possibility of a strike shutting down the nation's fifth largest rapid transit system has some riders thinking of a backup plan. >> that's how i get to work in
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the morning. that would be terrible. >> walking probably. like 30 blocks. far. >> i'm very dependent on septa. take it every morning to center city. >> reporter: local workers union 234 and septa have to the end of the month before the current contract expires days before the election day. it's over wages, pension, and health care. the vote in favor of a strike was unanimous today. if employees make good, it would be the tenth strike in the septa 50 year history, the most of any transit in the country. it was weeks after the agency was forced to pull a third of the rail fleet out of service. in a statement today septa says in part we hope the union does not exercises it right to strike, we are focusing on reaching a new agreement that's in the best interest of our riders, employees and stakeholders. caught in the middle and hoping
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for a resolution are riders like paige, a mother of two. >> people can't work for free. so i understand a little bit. >> reporter: still she says that people who are ultimately paying for this are the riders. >> think about your customers. before, you know, you make a drastic move like this. and it's cold now. so it's like -- why do you want to go to go on strike? >> reporter: we asked several riders if a strike would impact their decision to go out and vote should the strike happen and, of course, go through the election day. and many told me no, they would find another kind of transportation. septa would not comment on a backup plan come election day. reporting live in center city, jeanette reyes. >> thank you. and stay with 6abc on air and online for the latest negotiations between septa and the union to work to avoid a possible strike. moving on the to the accuweather forecast.
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beginning with a comfortable october night as we speak. but even better is that. the moon. tonight's full moon is known as a hunter's super moon. it looks so big because it's full and at its closest point to the planet as it orbits the earth. it won't be this close again until the year 2034. still two more slightly less spectacular super moons will be in the skies. one on november 14 and the other on december 14th. with that said, melissa mcgee with the accuweather forecast. >> yeah, walter, we had really nice conditions across much of the delaware and lehigh valleys over the weekend. yesterday, a little bit on the cool side. today, milder. high of 71. right now in philadelphia. pretty comfortable. 63 in the city. 64 at the coast in cape may and 61 degrees in trenton. and satellite 6 with action radar. a frontal boundary to the north and west. trying to dip to the south and
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east throughout the overnight hourses. stray showers likely north and west of the i-95 corridor overnight tonight and very early tomorrow morning. but here's the big weather headline. the high today in philadelphia, 71, but 81 in atlanta. 86 in memphis. and we will be passing into a piece of the 80 degree warmth as early as tomorrow. future tracker six showing the numbers. by 3:00 in the afternoon. we hit 80 in philadelphia. and the upper 70s north and west of town. and not bad in the poconos. 71. so a blast of summer on the way this week with temperatures in the 80s and also tracking some record warmth. we'll take a closer look and let you know how long that's sticking around. the exclusive accuweather forecast. >> forecast not too shabby. thank you, melissa. you can find the seven day forecast and the live look at storm tracker 6 double scan radar any time on our website. go to >> philadelphia police investigate a crash involving one of their own tonight in the
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city's oxford circle section. around 8:30 near the intersection of caster in the circle section. everyone is expected to be okay. the crash is under investigation. a cab ride turned violent in west philadelphia when a passenger slashed the driver multiple times before dashing away. it happened at 58th and vine in broad daylight. that's where we find action news reporter christie ileto with the full details. christie. >> reporter: sarah, the stabbing happened not far from here inside the cab. reportedly the suspect darted from the vehicle. the driver tried to chase him before crashing here in front of these homes. >> i heard a loud boom. >> reporter: this woman didn't want her face on camera. but told action news she had no idea the accidents was part of an attempted robbery. >> the victim is in a cab. >> reporter: the victim is a
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35-year-old cab driver for all threes luxury sedan and car company. he was stabbed six times in the shoulder before crashing. >> i didn't know what was going on. i thought it was an accident. and then someone said that the guy was stabbed and he -- i guess he was chasing. >> reporter: the knife suspect reportedly fled on foot after the stabbing. the victim tried to chase him but crashed. it's unclear if the two knew one another. >> a lot of accidents happen at this corner. so it didn't bother me until, you know, i find out someone was stabbed. so that was kind of creepy. >> reporter: now, the driver was take ton an area hospital. he's listed in stable condition. we contacted his employer, but they chose not to comment at this time. the suspect was wearing dark colored clothing last seen on vine hiding to 68th. contact detectives if you have any information. christie ileto channel 6 action
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news. >> thank you. police are searching for two suspects in connection with a home invasion and shooting in ridley park this afternoon. the shooting happened near the intersection of ward and harrison streets. investigators say two men entered the home and opened fire on the homeowner inside. the suspects escaped. the victim has only minor injuries. police are still searching for those two men. homecoming festivities at lincoln university marred by an overnight shooting on campus that injured a security guard. police say several people were involved in some kind of a misunderstanding and someone pulled out a gun and fired several shots right there in lower oxford township, chester county. one of the bullets hit a van that was carrying employees of a private security firm hired for homecoming weekend. a female office was taken to the hospital. no word on her condition and no arrests have been made. investigators in philadelphia are concerned that an arsonist is on the loose in
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the city. fire fighters were called to dyer street. they had to put out three separate fires inside. meanwhile a few hours earlier fire fighters from that same company had the same situation a few blocks away. they put out several small fires inside a home on the 1600 block of pratt. anyone with information is asked to call police. hundreds of walkers and runners wrapped up the 60 mile susan g. komen three day journey. there was a closing ceremony to celebrate at the navy yard. men and women spent the last three days traveling around the delaware valley to raise money for breast cancer research. this year they raised more than $2 million. all right. much more to come on action news tonight. developing news from iraq. where the military has just launched a major attack against i.s.i.s. we have details. donald trump is blaming hillary clinton supporters for fire bombing a republican campaign office in north carolina. this as a new poll shows just how close this presidential race
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may be. also the red skins beat up on carson wentz and the eagles. jeff skversky has sports when action news comes right back. pat toomey and donald trump: they're just wrong for the women of pennsylvania. "new fallout for donald trump." "should a woman be punshied for having an abortion?" "there has to be some form of punishment." "for the woman?" "yeah, there has to be some form." "i would support legislation in pennsylvania that would ban abortion
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and i would suggest that we have penalties for doctors who perform them." pat toomey and donald trump: they're not for you. senate majority pac is responsible for the content of this advertising.
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respecting one another. and never giving up. i want our success to be measured by theirs. i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message. developing news know from iraq where the prime minister announced the start of military operations to liberate the city of mosul from i.s.i.s. iraqi officials released this picture a short time ago showing soldiers positioned on the front lines. it is early monday morning there now. mosul is iraq's second largest city. this will be the biggest military operation in iraq since american troops left in 2011. police are investigating the suspected fire bombing and vandalism of a republican party office located in north carolina. it appears that a bottle filled with a flammable substance was thrown through a front window. the fire damaged signs and furniture inside.
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also a swastika k and the words nazi republicans get out of house or else were spray painted on a building. the north carolina democratic party condemned the attack. meanwhile donald trump is blaming hillary clinton and her supporters for the bombing of the office. a new poll has clinton with a four point advantage over trump. it's as they get ready. >> reporter: both hillary clinton and donald trump were off the campaign trail. clinton in seclusion, prepping for wednesday's debate. while donald trump continued to lash out, saying this election is rigged. >> the election is being rigged by corrupt media pushing false allegations and outright lies. in an effort to elect hillary clinton president. >> >> reporter: with no evidence trump increasingly suggests he's the victim of a conspiracy to take him down. his supporters digging in. >> if hillary clinton gets in, i myself, i'm ready for a revolution.
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because we can't have her in. >> reporter: today trump's running mate try odd to calm voters. >> we'll respect the will of the american people. >> reporter: saying trump is at scorched earth scare tactics. >> he knows he's losing. >> reporter: this as wikileaks released what the fbi -- one claims to have clinton speeches to goldman sachs. while they have not been confirmed by the clinton campaign or incompensately verified by us. it got less tough in private. another has aids expressing -- two weeks later she sat down with david muir and said this. >> that was a mistake. sorry about that. >> reporter: and with the campaign rhetoric likely to intensify, a fire bombing in north carolina shocked the
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candidates. clinton tweeting the attack on the hq office is horrific and unacceptable. and trump tweeting saying animals and deems in north carolina fire bombed the office in north carolina because we are winning. and 6abc will be in las vegas for the third and final presidential debate. monica malpass will be there. and don't miss complete coverage of hillary clinton and donald trump's final faceoff right here on 6abc wednesday night at 9 p.m. >> still to come, a yappy hour at pen's landing for a good cause. and sky 6, the commodore berry bridge. and the accuweather forecast when action news comes right back.
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dog lovers could dine beside their four-legged companions in penn's landing.
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morgan's pier had a yappy hour to benefit pennsylvania's spca. there were treats for the human and the pets. dogs currently up for adoption were at event hoping to find their forever home. and it was a perfect day to do that outside. i mean, just exquisite today, melissa. >> really nice today. and gets even warmer throughout the week ahead. summer makes a comeback. >> we like that. >> you like it warm, you're going like the forecast. double scan radar. no issues with precipitation. we had a nice fall weekend. and it turns into summer for the week ahead. we'll show you the picture outside. the action cam was outside earlier tonight. there looking at the canal. we have a partly cloudy sky. really comfortable conditions at this hour after a high today in philadelphia of 71. you're looking up in the sky tonight. well, you probably saw the full hunter's moon. it was also a super moon. one of three super moons we'll see this year. it is 16% bigger and it is also
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brighter than what we typically see when we look at the sky and see the moon. so definitely a sight to see up in the sky for the rest of tonight. and the southwesterly wind at 63 in philadelphia. 61 in reading. 57 there in lancaster. cape may, 64. and 61 in trenton. and satellite 6 along with action radar. we have a frontal boundary draped to the south and west. there could be a shower well, north and west of the i-95 corridor. but creates more in the way of clouds early tomorrow morning. and clouds breaking for sunshine. and eventual get our temperatures above average. in the next 12 hours, partly cloudy, stray shower north and west. dropping down to 54 in the suburbs. and 58 degrees in philadelphia for the overnight low. summer feel returns tomorrow with clouds and then eventual some sub. hi temperature of 80 in the
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city. at the coast in cape may, not bad for october standards. 76. tom's river, 78. so the 80s are making a comeback across the region. monday, tuesday, and into wednesday. look out across the pacific northwest we have this dip in the jet stream allowing for cooler air and a bit of a stormy pattern in that region. contrast that to the eastern half of the u.s. big ridge much high pressure. you get the return flow. tapping into that southwesterly wind. and all of that cold air migrates to the north up into canada because our jet stream is well to the north. so we've got comfortable conditions if not very warm and above average over the next several days. the bus stop forecast tomorrow, partly sunny. mild for october. 6:00 in the morning, temperature, 58. and by 8:00 tomorrow morning we're in at 60. the exclusive accuweather serve day forecast. a few clouds early tomorrow morning, breaking for sun. a warmer day. high temperature, 80. and a summer feel as well on
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tuesday, high of 86. and on wednesday, records are possible. in at 85. this time last year for the dates of tuesday and wednesday temperatures were only in the 50s. and this year we're well up into the 80s with some records on the way. not as warm on thursday. still plenty of sun. in at 77 for the high. on friday, cloudy, showers possible. 71. rain likely next saturday. it will be cooler. in at 65. partly sunny with the eagles next sunday with the high of 65 degrees. definitely not a bad forecast over the next few days. >> absolutely. >> all right, melissa, thank you. >> up next on action news, jeff skversky has sports. >> carson wentz, a tough day in d.c. five sacks and another game in the lose column. that and more when action news comes right back. ♪
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as promised, to install fios and set up the wi-fi that janet, jamie, jenny, jemma and jasmine need on their birthday. thank you. for all their new devices. you can't break me. you want a piece of cake? switching to fios is easier than ever. now get 100 meg internet, plus tv and phone for just $69.99 per month online. cable can't offer these speeds at this price. only fios can. jeff here now with sports. an ugly one for the eagles. i think fans would like to go back to before the bye week. >> yeah. >> they were a much, much better back then before the bye. what's going on with the eagles? the eagles lost two straight. but carson wentz says he's not
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losing hope. the rookie quarterback reminning confident on a day where the eagles look hopeless. zero offensive touchdowns. 114 yards of penalties. and, oh, by the way, the red skins running all over the d. wentz in trouble without right tackle johnson. rookie halapoulivaati vaitai beat up by washington's ryan kerrigan all day. wentz's jersey torn. down, but back they come. small, the rookie from wilmington, delaware. 86 yard kickoff return. eagles down seven. he needs some air. kirk cousins, a little too much air. picks off. malcolm jenkins to the house. pick six. eagles tied at 16 despite zero points to the offense. but the eagles beat themselves. fletcher cox calls it dumb on his part. hit late. and over 110 penalty yards for the second straight game. instead of fourth down the red
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skins alive. matt jones walks in. eagles down seven at the half. late fourth, final two minutes, down seven. a chance to tie it. down goes wentz. sacked for the fifth time. career high. lose their second straight. 27-20 the final. jamie apody has more. >> reporter: for the story, look to the lines. the defensive line allowed 230 on the ground. offensive line, penalties. and, of course, rookie halapoulivaati vaitai's failed attempt to fill lane johnson's huge shoes. >> too late, hit him back at the 30 yard line. and the first series wentz has been sacked twice. >> after the game, it was different from practice. in practice it was practice. but games are different. just got to keep working. >> we were handed these cards and we're going to play with the best five up front. it's our job as coaches. this is what we are hired to do to make our players better. we're going to do that this week
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with big v. >> reporter: he did not want to make a change and send a bad message to the team. wentz was under pressure and had shaky throws. >> hurt us early. no one's fault. i could have made the right protection call and got the ball out better. they played a good game. >> reporter: the birds left picking up the pieces mentally. three straights wins and two straights losses with over a hundred yards of penalties in each. got to worry about the confidence. >> we had a few more plays made we would be 5-0 right now. it's not the world's crashing down on us. >> a lot of work to do, a lot of things to address. but i'm not worried about the mental state of the team. >> reporter: and the road gets tougher next week when sam bradford and the undefeated vikings come to town. jamie apody. >> the eagles beat themselves. and they're beating themselves up over it. defensive tackle fletcher cox says his dumb penalties cost
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them a touchdown. and the eagles have had a lot of them. 27 for 225 yards the last two weeks. the eagles are struggling. the cowboys shining. even without tony romo. throwing touchdowns in green bay, breaking the nfl record for most passes to start a career withouten interception. cowboys win five in a row. remain in first. the only issues for the giants today, well, that darn kicker's net. come on. giants receiver odell beckham. two touchdowns. 222 yards against baltimore. the most by a giants player in 54 years. giants win 27-23. much more tonight on action news sports sunday. mike joins us. ducis rodgers in studio in just a few minutes. soccer, the union trying to keep playoff hopes alive against orlando city. they can clinch. instead they fail to score. allowed two goals. bad combo. losing 2-0.
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playoff chances come to this, one final game next sunday. hard to figure they were in first place just a few months ago. >> thank you, jeff. more action news when we come back in
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pat toomey and donald trump: they're just wrong for the women of pennsylvania. "new fallout for donald trump." "should a woman be punshied for having an abortion?" "there has to be some form of punishment." "for the woman?" "yeah, there has to be some form." "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 and donald trump: they're not for you. senate majority pac is responsible for the content of this advertising.
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dogs all shapes and sizes struttedded their stuff? delaware county to support a local charity.
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and the dogs not the only ones, these teenage gymnasts head over heels. the event at the wilson park farm in wayne sevenned as a preview of the philadelphia national dog show next month. finally tonight, a party a century in the making. today mildred greg harris celebrated her 100th birthday. nearly a hundred people packed into a a hotel ballroom for the party. friends and family stopped by to give a hug and wish her a happy birthday. we'll do the same. happy birthday to you, mildred. >> happy birthday. action news sports sunday next on channel 6. continuing with the news at 4:30 tomorrow morning. and now for melissa mcgee, jeff skversky and the entire action news team, including walter perez, i'm sarah bloomquist. ♪ave a great night.♪
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>> in the first series wentz has been sacked twice. >> never got in the rhythm offensively. >> the red skins seemed to toy with them this afternoon. they ran right over them. >> always comes down to the offense and defensive lines taking control at the line of scrimmage. >> they just blew the eagles up at the line of scrimmage. >> they scored on damn near every drive. >> out, cousins back. he fires. and it is caught for a touchdown. >> penalties and third downs. that's the name of the game. >> personal foul. face mask. offense number 62. false start. offense number 71. >> shooting ourselves in the foot. it's tough. >> we have to play smarter. >> it is my job to make sure these guys are ready to go. mentally, physically. >> that's the ball you got to catch because you got the chance to stick this


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