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reporter john rawlins spoke to students affected by the stalemate. john's live at west chester university tonight. john. >> reporter: hi, guys. marathon talks have been going on since last week. apparently they have been going on we say that because there's a news blackout right now. two schools in our area are in the state system, cheney university and west chester. west chester being the largest in the system with some 16,000 students. what will wednesday morning bring? that is the question. as for answers students say they're hard to come by. >> they've been sending us e-mails but there's not a lot of concrete det communicated with us which i think is part of the frustration. >> reporter: there's a formal news embargo as the state university system and its faculty union negotiate. the union has a clock down set on its web site set for a wednesday morning strike deadline at all 14 universities. at west chester the lack of information triggering angst
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and uncertainty. >> people are confused. a lot of students are angry frustrateddism the school says if there is a strike students should report to classes saying some professors may not walk out and at least suggesting there may be an alternate professor there. >> they've kind of been keeping us in the dark so if were he do have any substitutes it will be interesting to see who they are, what they do because a lot of these classes are specialized. >> reporter: full professors start at about $46,000 a year and top off at more than 112,000 plus benefits. the system says it's offering more than 7 percent to more than 17 percent pay hike for a three year deal depending on years of service. it wants staff to pay more for medical insurance and wants more part timers. there is also sticking points over the workload of part time professors. if there is a walkout and it goes on for more than a week or two, some students worry as to how makeup classes will be structured. >> we also heard that there's a chance that they could make us come in for longer over our thanksgiving break or have night and weekend classes.
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>> reporter: for those due to graduate in december, the worry. >> i'm a little worried. i do want to graduate. like i love college but i can't be here forever. >> reporter: there's never been a fact he tea walkout in the state system. there was a strike deadline set back in 2007 but it was averted. everyone hoping that that's what will happen this time as well. live in west chester, john rawlins channel6 "action news." sharrie. >> all right, john, thank you. commuters are bracing for a different type of strike that could shut down septa buses trolleys and the subway lines. union workers have authorized a strike if they cannot reach a new contract by november 1st. the union says it wants better pay and better benefits. philadelphia police are trying to track down two attackers who shot and killed a father in his own drive way. it all started as a robbery attempt around 10:30 last night on the 5100 block of f street in the city's crescentville section. 28-year-old jhonny quezada had
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just brought his son home from the movies. during the robbery quezada was shot at point blank range. one of his relatives spoke to "action news" about his final moments. >> she heard two shots. he was on the ground. he calls him and tells him come home i heard some shots. he said it was me. i'm on the ground. come bring me water. i'm thirsty. and that's -- that all she remembers. >> "action news' sarah bloomquist is following the investigation. she'll have more on who police are looking for coming up at 6:00. >> ♪ >> all right, turning to politics now a group of philadelphia officials gathered at city hall today to rebuke claims of voter fraud by republican presidential nominee donald trump. trump has repeatedly alleged november's election will be rigged against him tweeting about voter fraud as recently as this morning. at rallies in pennsylvania trump has suggested he could lose the key state through
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voter fraud. he's even encouraged supporters to travel to philadelphia to observe the voting process. today both deck and republican officials defended the integrity of voting in the city. >> this is a clear attempt to stoke the biases of individuals across the country but the simple reality is that the citizens in pennsylvania are good people. and they're not going to buy into that. >> the real threat to the integrity of elections is irresponsible accusations that undermine confidence in the electoral process. >> meantime new numbers show hillary clinton with a slight lead in the keystone state. the latest poll puts the democratic presidential nominee up six points in pennsylvania. but the numbers are closer in other swing states. we'll have much more on the race for the white house coming up tonight at 5:30. meanwhile we are two days and countering until the third and final presidential debate. "action news" anchor monica malpass will be in las vegas for the showdown. her live reports begin
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tomorrow here on "action news." and on wednesday night join us after the debate for a special presidential debate edition of inside story. our panel of local experts will break down the debate and the impact it could have on local support for each candidate. "action news" anchor matt o'donnell hosts wednesday night right after "action news" at 11:00. and this reminder new jersey residents still have time to register to vote. the deadline in the garden state is tomorrow. and for more information on thousand register, you can head to sharrie. >> rick, turning to the forecast now, the calendar play say fall but we are getting a dose of summer to begin the work week. looking live now outside at the ben franklin bridge, highs are headed toward 80 today and if that's not warm enough, we could see record heat in the next 48 hours. >> whew. >> nora muchanic will have more on the business boom that is being spurred by that above average temperature but first, let's check with meteorologist cecily tynan live outside with the first call from
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accuweather. hi, cecily. >> hi, sharrie. doesn't feel like october at all. it feels more like august. loads of sunshine today and today's high so far in philadelphia climbed all the way up to 81 degrees. the first time temperatures have been in the 80's since september 23rd, so almost a month, and we are not alone. we're holding at 81, the same in raleigh, cincinnati, chicago 82, saint louis 89. omaha 84 degrees. much of the eastern two-thirds of the nation feeling like summer and today so far a whopping 15 degrees above normal. looks like it gets even warmer tomorrow. 20 degrees above normal likely, a record high. wednesday 19 degrees above normal, also likely a record, and thursday very close to a record high, 15 degrees above normal. so, if you enjoy the summer, enjoy the next few days because it's not going to last that much longer. we have three more summery days with record highs likely but then over the weekend, a
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major reality check. i'll talk more about that when i eventually drag myself inside. i want to stay out here for awhile in the accuweather forecast. sharrie. >> good spot to be. we'll see you when you finally get back in. now to new jersey correspondent nora muchanic live in trenton. hi, nora. >> reporter: hey, sharrie, what a great day many people are really enjoying this taste of indian summer including the folks we found up at washington crossing state park. take a look. henry is a happy man. he's got his convertible top down and a long bike ride under his belt. >> this is absolutely gorgeous. it's the first time i've been out in awhile. i did 21 miles on the trail so. >> reporter: wow. >> i'm very happy with that. >> reporter: henry is just one of many who headed to washington crossing state park to take a stroll, a ride or just be outside enjoying the warm temperatures. >> it's beautiful weather. i cannot believe this. i just can't get over this in
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a month like this. >> beautiful. i said to him let's get out. don't stay in the house. >> reporter: you have to get out on a day like this. >> yes. >> reporter: maureen phillips set up on the green grass for a snooze. >> feels more like august than october and we're very glad weary tired. >> reporter: you have a sleeveless top on and it's october. >> i'm loving it. >> reporter: emily gordon was slowing a college friend the park taking in the river, the canal and the changing colors. >> this is up north to me so i was expecting cooler weather rather than than 80's but i'm not complaining. >> i can't wait until wednesday. it's supposed to be up to 85. >> reporter: get your bathing suit out. >> it's great because the leaves are gorgeous colors right now but the weather is warm enough to enjoy. >> all of a sudden it's summer again. >> reporter: at the corn stop farm market on route 206 in springfield the stands are filled with pumpkins gourds and all kinds of fall vegetables. did you know you could still get fresh jersey corn and tomatoes the farmer says arbiters of warm weather like this means a spike in
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business. >> people, you know, kind of get back in the mood. we have shore traffic here so they'll get back in the mood to stop and pick up corn apples. >> reporter: and maybe some suntan lotion, too, since we're in for a couple more days of this hot weather and it's only going get hotter and hotter. the temperature is going up. live along the river in trenton, i'm nora muchanic channel6 "action news." rick, sharrie. >> all right, nora, sounds pretty good. thank you. time now for the "action news" traffic report. >> let's go live to autumn marisa in the "action news" traffic center in for matt pelman tonight. hi, autumn. >> hi rick and sharrie. doing well thank you. good news on the schuylkill expressway. after over three hours of it being closed we have reopened both lanes. this is westbound right at gulph mills. there was an earlier truck fire. you can still see the police and penndot over to the right-hand side. they're trying to get that truck out of there now but the good news is both lanes have reopened. the bad news is we have over a 60 minute delay from the vine street expressway to the blue route right now. taking a look at speeds across the region, very low, in the
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teens. also single digits you can see 5 miles per hour schuylkill expressway. like i was mentioning. 95 and southbound is slow. right around cottman avenue we had an accident taking out the left hand there. that's cleared out of the way so we should see those speeds picking up soon. we'll keep an eye on things and bring you an update in the next half hour. back to you sharrie and rick. >> thank you autumn. much more still ahead on "action news at 5:00 tonight. carson wentz and the eagles suffer a second straight loss after a whirlwind start to the season. coming up in sports the big mistakes head coach doug pederson says the team made on the field against the redskins. >> first key testimony in the so-called bridgegate scandal. the former aide to governor chris christie who took the snapped his own defense today when "action news" at 5:00 returns. >> ♪
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>> ♪ >> in health check at 5:00 pennsylvania has he released a new snapshot of drug and alcohol use by teens and it provides plenty of food for thought for parents. >> health reporter and registered nurse ali gorman is at the big board to break it down for us. ali. >> guys, the pennsylvania state survey is taken every year by students in grades six to 12 across the street. while alcohol he remains the most widely used product
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another substance not on the radar two years ago is now sparking concern. more than a quarter of all 12th graders say they have vaped using e-cigarettes or hookah in the past 20 days. all around the area the vast majority say they do it for the flavor. now the fda has criticized the makers for using fruit tea flavors to attract teens the use of traditional tobacco products has dropped. alcohol use is still strong. in bucks county 15 percent of sixth graders have tried it and by grade 12 more than three-quarters have drank alcohol. in other news vice president joe biden is releasing his final report on the moonshot mission to find cures for cancer. his first priority was to create a greater sense of urgency within the government. he says that led to more partnerships within the private and public sectors. this will help researchers to share information faster and give batter access to clinical
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trials. he also calls for enhancing prevention and screening efforts and addressing the rising cost of medication. we have a link to that full report on and this is interesting. the mummy of a child from ancient egypt has become a star again. this time it's showing off just how far medical technology has come. the mummy was x-rayed in 1896 just after that technology was created. the skeleton was visible but the x-ray didn't answer any questions about the child. now with a second look by ct scan, german scientists say they know it's a boy four to five years old and had some medical problems including a sunken chest and enlarged liver. end he lived in the third or fourth century bc. without any obvious injuries they still don't know why he died. that might be for the next generation of technology to find out. rick and sharrie, back to you. >> all right ali thank you. in other news tonight a former aide to new jersey
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governor chris christie took the stand in his own defense today. as he he faces charges in the so-called bridgegate scandal. he says he was duped into believing those lane closures that made national headlines were because of an actual traffic stud he dee. reporter anthony johnson from our sister station wabc was in court today and has more. >> reporter: defendant bill baroni says he was duped into believing the lane closures were part of a legitimate traffic study. baroni deputy director of the port authority says he fully trusted the government's key witness david wildstein who had taken a lead role in the traffic survey. baroni tried to shed more light on the conversation involving governor christie wildstein and baroni just before the 9/11 ceremony in 2013. bone flee's lawyer asked that the meeting involved talk of political retribution punishment or endorsements. baroni said no. baroni claims he began to suspect something was up after receiving a letter from fort
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lee mayor citing punitive or punishment on the fourth day of the lane closures. but when baroni asked wildstein about the claim wildstein told him there was no truth to their idea the lane closures were punishment. the government claims the fort lee lane reassignments were done to get back at the mayor for refusing to endorse the governor's 2013 reelection. as comfortable as baroni was on the stand in the morning, he seemed way out of his element during the cross-examination where prosecutors were trying show he that baroni and sacrilege were close and yet bone he knee failed to respond when the traffic gridlock was bringing fort lee to a crawl. >> certainly a lot more nervous when the prosecutors started setting the stage of well you're the one who said you were always available to. >> there were questions about baroni's testimony before an assembly committee. he said he had to get
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instructions from the governor about what he should say before that committee meeting. >> that was anthony johnson reporting. still to come on "action news" at 5:00 tonight the company that is adding to its thanksgiving shopping hours despite a wave of stores saying they will close for the holiday. >> plus, the multi-million dollars donation made to rowan university hoping to give the past a big future in south jersey. those stories and more next.
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>> ♪ >> shoppers will be able to get a head start on black friday if they go to police's. the store chain says it will open at 5:00 p.m. on thanksgiving day. at the,, that's an hour earlier than last year. that comes after a decision by other stores like staples and hh greg to reverse the trend of being open or opened early on thanksgiving day. a big change is coming to some of your favorite pepsi products. pepsico announced plans today to reduce sugars and calories in dozens of product. the maker of pepsi says at least two-thirds of its soft drinks will have 100 calories or less by 2025. pepsico says the changes are due to consumer preferences
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and new dietary guidelines from the world health organization. >> philadelphia school district was the beneficiary of a big monetary award today. compliments of office depot. school superintendent william lyte was on handled for the check presentation at the albert greenfield school. executives with office depot also here. $167,000 given to the district to help buy school supplies and other items. today's ceremony was also a celebration of a 15 year partnership between the office depot company and the philadelphia school district. rowan university in glassboro celebrating its second largest donation in school history. $25 million is being given by a local couple to prehe serve and expand the university's fossil park in mantua township. rick and jean edelman both rowan graduates were on land for the announcement along with row he want officials. the future fossil park will be named after there. it was newly dedicated today. it will includes a state of the art museum nature trail even a jurassic park-like
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>> time for accuweather at the "action news" big board. >> meteorologist cecily tynan of course has the forecast and it's a warm one cecily. >> it certainly is. i was actually tempted to put the air conditioning on in my car today because we had so much of this warm sunshine. live on sky6 taking a look at
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the skies over philadelphia international airport. bright blue skies, loads of sunshine and temperatures not feeling at all like october. normal high for this time of the year 66. we're well above normal. philadelphia 81 degrees. dover also 81. allentown 77. trenton 79. reading 78 and cape may with that wind off the ocean quite a bit cooler, only 70. satellite6 along with action radar showing just some high thin clouds beginning to fill in from the west but high pressure is in control of our weather and this will provide us a warm night and several days of near record warmth. so, tonight very mild. the problem with the light winds and the fact that there's pretty high moisture contender in the air, we could have some fog developing not just tonight but really the next two nights. philadelphia 61, allentown 56, wilmington 60 and cape may 63 but before the fog develops, skies should be mainly clear so a great night to view the rocket launch. yes, i used this graphic on
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friday. it was supposed to be launched last night but a faulty cable delayed the launch until 7:40 tonight. it will be bringing supplies to the international space station and this shows how long it is before we'll see it. so, generally within about two minutes we should be able to see it from our vantage point. you really want to look to the southeast, low on the horizon and you should be able to see the rocket tonight again between about 7:40 and 7:42. tomorrow the day planner showing with all that sunshine once the fog burns off, temperatures rising about 10 degrees every three hours. a rapid rise. at 8 o'clock, 65, by 11 o'clock 70, by 5 o'clock, 85 degrees and we are getting into record territory. the record high for philadelphia 85 set way back in 1908. allentown 81. trenton 82. wilmington 81. atlantic city airport 83. all those records are in jeopardy tomorrow. so, it's five day at 5:00 showing we've got three more days of summer-like
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temperatures. tomorrow 86. wednesday the record high is 80. we'll probably shatter that with a high of 85. thursday could tie a record high of 80 but look at what happens as we head for the weekend. temperatures stepping down. on friday, it's cooler with some sunshine, 71. temple game friday evening should be pretty nice. saturday, though, grab the sweaters. the high only 58 degrees, mostly cloudy, a chilly day. adam will let you know if that cool air lasts for the second half of the weekend coming up in the accuweather 7-day forecast but three more days of summer-like weather. i'm going to reopen my pool. >> you going to open it. >> invitation. >> i'm still waiting for my. >> quick break. more "action news" when we come back. look at this steak, just sitting there, taunting you. what's worse? it's not alone.
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>> "action news" continues with meteorologist adam joseph. jaime apody, rick williams and monica malpass. >> ♪ >> hello again. monica is on assignment. sharrie williams is joining us tonight and here's what's happening on "action news" this evening. top democrats on capitol hill are calling on their republican counterparts to affirm the fairness of next month's election this in the wake of donald trump's claims that the election is rigged. also personal belongings have been stolen out of vehicles and entire cars have been taken to in delaware
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county and now officials say they have a suspect. and dashcam are a video from the cruiser of an officer shot in alaska is released in hopes of catching the gunman. >> ♪ >> and now the details on the race for the white house. donald trump continues to push his charge that november's election is rigged. this while a new poll shows more good news for hillary clinton. abc's karen traverse joins us live in washington with the full story. karen. >> reporter: good evening, sharrie. the key question today, just three weeks out from election day is whether donald trump is making a strategic shrift to focus on voter fraud issues as a way to keep the focus away from the allegations of sexual misconduct. voter fraud refs up his supporters but studies on this issue found there are an unbelievably small number of cases of actual fraud. now it's mike pence talking about voter fraud and conspiracy theories. >> i have no doubt the national media is trying rig
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this election with their biased coverage in hillary clinton's favor. >> reporter: this is a big shift for donald trump's running mate who on sunday on cbs said this. >> we'll respect the will of the american people in this election. >> reporter: but trump is laying the groundwork to not do that keeping up a steady drum beat revving up his supporters with fire he rerhetoric like this. >> the election is being rigged by corrupt media pushing false allegations and outright lies in an effort to elect hillary clinton. >> reporter: the republican nominee tweeting this morning of course there is large scale voter fraud happening on and before election day. why do republican leaders deny what is going on? so naive. the general elections are run primarily at the state level. in 40 states they're overseen by an elected official and in those 40 states 25 of those officials are republican. 15 are democrats. >> it's an insult to county registrars to say that america doesn't know how to run an electionism hillary clinton off the campaign trail today
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preparing for this week's third and final debate at a hotel near her new york home. a new poll from monmouth university out monday has clinton up 12 points on trump in a four way race. >> when you looked at this race a month or so ago i always said it was about a field goal but today since we're from the final less than 22 days of this course of this race it's almost as if he's behind by four or five runs in the ninth inning. >> reporter: and a fresh round of polling from several he key he battle ground states shows a tight race in florida and ohio. but a solid lead for hillary clinton up in your state of pennsylvania. reporting live from washington, karen travers channel6 "action news. sharrie. >> all right, and we're keeping a close eye on it. karen thank you. "action news" will be in las vegas for the third and final presidential debate. monica malpass will be right there reporting live starting tomorrow evening and don't miss complete coverage of hillary clinton and donald trump's final faceoff right here on 6abc. that's wednesday night at 9 p.m. >> meanwhile philadelphia
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mayor jim kenney commented this weekend on one of donald trump's late of the tweets. trump took to twitter to address the most recent episode of saturday night live. he wrote "it's time to retire the boring and unfunny show. and he stated he he didn't like alec baldwin's portrayal of him. well, mayor ken he knee commented saying "then alec must have flew up your butt the very reason he and the show must stay. >> part of being an elected official is being offended. it's just the way it goes. people say things anonymously online all the time about me but i'm not talking about any tv show or shutting down an entertainer. it just to me is just an example of the type of person he is and the type of person who shouldn't be president of the united states. >> trump did not respond to mayor kenney he's tweet by the way. >> a toddler is safe after being found wandering here in a gas station in the east oak lane section of philadelphia. the incident happened around noon today on the 6200 block
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of north broad street. police put the child in the back of a vehicle until they could locate the mom. the investigation continues into how the child got away from the parents and as of now, no charges have been filed. a 19-year-old is dead after being shot in kensington overnight. police arrived on the scene shortly after midnight on the 2900 block of rose hill street. they found the teenaged male lying on the street with a gunshot wound to the head. so far no arrests have been made in the case. >> those responsible for setting fire to at least five vehicles and a dumpster in philadelphia remain on the loose tonight. the blazes were set overnight in and around the same area. and as "action news" reporter katherine scott reports no one was hurt but the damage is extensive. >> i looked out the window and saw the car on fire. >> reporter: and soon he saw more. around 4:00 a.m., the calls started coming in for three car fires reported near north 60th street and west columbia
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in overbrook. a white dodge journey and chevy malibu charred and destroyed. a mercury lynx right around the corner. neighbors are hoping nearby surveillance in the newly upgraded park caught something. >> it's sickening 'cause we try to keep the block clean and my truck was right there. my truck could have caught on fire. >> i don't understand. so much positive things that are going on, now all of a sudden we got vandalism. >> the flames were shooting up right here. >> reporter: nearby on jefferson by 57th street bob ballard grabbed a hose after spotting flames coming from his neighbor's buick lacrosse around 4:15. >> my next door neighbor called me and told he me my car was on fire. i said on fire? you got to be kidding. >> reporter: firefighters were also called to this dumpster fire early this morning outside this mini market at 56th and master in west philadelphia. the flames melted the siding of the building. then hours later around 8:30 a.m., they heard a fire
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truck and yet another report. >> it was paper inside of my wife's gas tank. i came outside and got it out but then right now. >> reporter: this was on nassau road by 61st. he grabbed a fire extinguisher. his wife and son had been leaving to go to school. >> my gas tank there was fire coming out of my tank u clearly a lot of damage to these vehicles. people around here say it's luck dee key no one was killed. >> it was a full tank and it could have been worse. >> i don't understand people. i don't know why they have to do things like this, you know. i don't know why. >> reporter: in overbrook katherine scott channel6 "action news." >> police have released video of the man suspected of shooting an officer in alaska. the dashcam video from the officer's cruiser shows him responding to reports of a shooting in fair banks early yesterday. well, the suspect described as an alaskan native in his 20's shows up with what appears to be a gun in his hands. police say he he shot the
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officer multiple times and then took his patrol car. the video then shows when the suspect abandoned the vehicle a few blocks away and walked off. the officer remains hospitalized in stable condition. well, a man was sentenced to 20 years in prison for a road rage shooting involving george zimmerman. matthew apperson was convicted last month of attempted second degree murder. he testified that he acted in self-defense after zimmerman flashed a gun. he disputed that. zimmerman is the former neighborhood watch volunteer who wack quitted of second degree murder after fatally shooting trayvon martin in 2012. >> numerous reports of thefts from vehicles in delaware county over the pastor several months. now state police say they have a suspect. take a look at this surveillance video. police say this man is wanted for at least one of the thefts. they have been happening in the edgemont and middletown township areas. in some instances the vehicles were left unlocked with the
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keys inside. residents in the area are urged not to do that and if you have any information about this suspect, you're asked to call police. the bravery of a south jersey soldier has been immortalized in his community. the deptford post office was renamed today in honor of firstity salvatore corma. he was killed in action by an improvised explosive device in afghanistan back in 2010. he saved 19 other lives by warning fellow soldiers to stay back after discovering the ied. his mother says the renaming is a great honor. >> it's especially important for me for the children of america to realize that they have a real hero and what the word hero really means. it's not football basketball, baseball. this is somebody who lives moral fiber that our country he is made of. >> she says it reminds everyone to keep freedom alive everyone lab willing to -- has
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been willing to sacrifice. >> thank her son for the service. time for another check of roads. >> we go to autumn marissa is a with an update. autumn. >> hi, rick and sharrie. we're taking a chopper six look over the truck fire that took place at 76 westbound right at gulph mills. traffic is moving now but for three hours the remembered much westbound lanes were closed really causing major delays on the schuylkill expressway. people outside of their cars milling around on the schuylkill. reopened just about a half hour ago both lanes but you can still see there is debris on the roadway but really a bad fire out there and really causing big problems for that evening commute. now, we'll move along and show you what's going on on some other roadways out there right now. you can take a look at the big picture. speeds in the single digits still on the schuylkill expressway westbound. 95 southbound very slow. we had an earlier accident at cottman right through that construction zone taking out a left-hand lane. slow going on the blue route. if you're heading down towards
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95 you'll tap the brakes there from springfield. we have an incident to report to you, 295 southbound past 42 involving a tractor-trailer over in bellmawr and one more for you in overbrook, a water main break at 60th street and lansdowne avenue. back to you, rick and sharrie. >> okay, thank you again autumn. much more still ahead on "action news" at 5:00 tonight. a driver is saved just in time from his vehicle there went off the road down an embankment and then caught fire. >> eagles head coach doug pederson says the birds made their fair share of mistakes against the redskins. coming up in sports with ducis rodgers how quarterback carson wentz says the team is moving forward. adam. >> the heat is on in the eastern half of the country. 80's for most locations, even some 90's building near saint louis down to dallas. we'll talk about some record heat on the way and then a big drop by the weekend in that accuweather 7-day forecast. >> all right adam. thank you. all that and much more when we come right back. stay with us. >> ♪ katie: i'm katie mcginty and i approve this message.
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vo: donald trump and pat toomey have plenty in common -- they're both putting pennsylvania women at risk. even after trump bragged about sexually assaulting women, 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. afoot and light-hearted i take to the open road.
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healthy, free, the world before me, the long brown path before me leading wherever i choose. the east and the west are mine. the north and the south are mine. all seems beautiful to me.
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>> 25 people were killed when two passenger buses collided head on in central pakistan. officials say the accident happened today on a dangerous curve and speeding was likely the cause. 69 other people on the buses
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were hurt in that crash. the wreck was so bad police and rescue crews will to use the jaws of life to get to many of the victims. some of the people on board were young children heading to school. >> good samaritans came to the rescue of a driver following an accident in florida. >> please get him out of that car. >> get out of that car. >> in palm bay bystanders joined police in making a human chain to rescue a man from a burning vehicle that had gone over an embankment. two officers initially arrived on the scene but had trouble getting to the trapped driver. that's when passing drivers joined in and pulled the man out. he went to the hospital but his injuries were only minor. >> all right, ducis rodgers is here and it's monday time to talk about what happened on sunday. >> this team is coming back down to earth. hoping it's not a crash landing. penalties poor tackling a suspension you name it. there's a reason or 15 as to why the eagles lost to washington yesterday. it's their seconds straight defeat following that three
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and o start. kirk cousins had too much time to throw. he was never sacked. washington built a 14-nothing second quarter lead. the lone bright spot was this interception by policeman john jenkins. the safety returned it 64 yards for a touchdown. jenkins had a 99-yard td return last year. but washington rushed for 230 yards matt jones will 135 of them. the eagles lost 27-20. coach doug pederson knows this was a stinker. >> this wasn't a perfect football game. it's not a perfect football game. we made enough miss takes on offense to keep ourselves that we kept ourselves out of the end zone, you know, two field goals is not good enough to win and, you know, we -- there's enough -- there's enough to go around of everybody me included. >> you got learn from it. it's all about how you react and how you respond to losses and obviously we didn't come out here and perform the way we wanted to but we're going get back to the drawing board. it's a long season so we're not losing hope, we're not
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losing any of that edge that we bring on sunday so i still like this team and we'll get back to the drawing board. >> we were concerned about halapoulivaati vaitai going in and for good reason. the rookie tackle was eaten up by the washington defensive line. halapoulivaati vaitai was the coach's choice to he replace lane johnson. >> felt like a slow start but really settled in nicely. throughout the game and listen, there were -- was it perfect? was it pretty? no-no. were there assignment errors? yes. and, you know, i'm not going to stand here and point the finger at big v 'cause that's not what happened. there's enough mistakes all around in this football game. >> just told me just got to move on. got to move on try harder next time. each week will get harder and i'm ready for it. >> hope the kid's confidence is not shaken.
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>> things once looked so promising in the nfc east now look at it. eagles trail both the cowboys and redskins. dallas has won five straight, washington has won four in a row. good news on the sixers injury front. jahlil okafor took part in portions of practice today in a scrimmage. the team has been cautious with his troublesome knee. with the season opener nine days away okafor says he's progressing. >> i felt good really my first day doing five on 5's since training camp. i feel good out there. >> getting back to the eagles they now hit the meat of the schedule a lot of tough games. the next six or seven games really tough. we'll talk more about that coming up at 6:00. >> ducis thank you. quick break. adam has the complete accuweather forecast when we come right back. stay with us. fios is not cable. we're wired differently. we guarantee to make switching easier. we'll show up on time.
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>> pomp circumstance here in center city today as the university of the arts marked a new beginning. this was a lively nontraditional inauguration ceremony that started outside the miriam theater on broad street then moved indoors. player jim kenney was on lands to officially welcome the new president david yeager. there were inspiring performances and uplifting words from alumni students and faculty. >> cool. meteorologist adam joseph here now with us and looks like we
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break over 80 degrees today. >> we d-in the city of philadelphia hit 82 degrees. only going up and i don't understand that number in the next couple of days before we drop off pretty quickly here at the end of the week but enjoy if you like these temperatures. did that temporary. >> temporary. it's october you have to remember. >> that's true. >> storm tracker6 live double scan a lot of sun today, some fog early this morning, a little bit of cloud cover late morning and then that sun took control this afternoon. in fact, we look at the action cam down in wilmington delaware. you can see a lot of blue in the sky today. this along the brandywine creek which is just slowly trickling there. we need a little more rain around the region and also you can see the greenery still green so to speak. we're awaiting those colors to sop especially in southern areas. temperature today again we did top off at 82 in philadelphia. that was far off the record back in 1938 but we're well above that normal of 66 degrees even the low this
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morning running a good 10 degrees above norm. we're still very comfortable in the mid some upper 70's here north and west from pottstown quakertown, fleetwood 74, 75 degrees. still on the verge of 80 from levittown down to chester. and as we sink to the south and east the shore line a bit cooler today because of the winds off the water which the ocean is now down to 66 degrees. so, we're in the 60's there. but then you work your way inland and it jumps to the mid and upper 70's as you get to hammonton, cinnamon son and even hockessin delaware right now 76. very quiet in the eastern half of the country. high pressure is in control and this strong high is supplying the sunshine and also that heat. the front is way to the north. that's where the jet stream is and you can see the river of clouds as well as some showers north of chicago heading into eastern canada. so for tonight it's very mild and it's going to be overall clear but late tonight some areas of fog developing, 56 to 61 degrees. any fog in the morning will burn off to a lot of sun and
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then we're off to the races with that southwesterly wind around these areas of high pressure to the south, 86 degrees. winds between six and 12 miles an hour and that 86 to break the record tomorrow of 85 set back in 1908. smashing the record on wednesday, 85. and then tying possibly the record on thursday so we could have three consecutive days of records over the next several days as we go into the middle of the week that is. the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast but again all good things if you like this type of weather must come to an end. those records tuesday through thursday, they're going to kind of go away so to speak here. cooler, some sunshine friday, someone degrees with a couple of showers. and then as we go into the weekend, 58 degrees as low pressure winds up in canada, sends a strong wind, a lot of clouds in here for the beginning of the weekend and then we're a little bit below normal still sunday, monday right around 60 degrees with sun and clouds. so get out enjoy even if it's just for your lunch break here
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the next couple of days. >> there is a 30-degree drop. >> big time from wednesday. >> okay. thank you adam. >> adam thank you. as a result and pros will be steaming up the ballroom with their latin inspired dances. the remaining nine couples on "dancing with the stars" will perform tonight beginning at 8 o'clock. olympic gymnast laurie hernandez remains at the top of the beltway leaderboard. tonight she will salsa with her partner val and rapper pitbull will be a guest judge on tonight's show and he will also perform. and after two hours of dancing, watch an all new episode of conviction at 10 o'clock and then of course it's "action news" at 11 ooh. :with jim gardner.
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>> right now jim gardner and the "action news" team are standing by with these stories and more next at 6:00. philadelphia police working to track down two attackers who shot and killed a father in his own driveway. >> also there's a renewed effort tonight by the fbi to track down a serial bank robber that's hit nearly a dozen banks in the delaware valley. >> today officials in delaware
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unveiled a new tool to help future business owners. >> that and much more coming up next. now for meteorologist adam joseph cecily tynan jaime apody ducis rodgers monica malpass sharrie williams the entire "action news" team i'm rick williams. have a nice evening. good night. >> ♪
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>> ♪ >> "action news." laware valley's leading news program. with ducis rodgers meteorologist cecily tynan and jim gardner. >> ♪ >> monday night. more than a dozen state universities in pennsylvania are on the brink of a faculty strike. and an suv slams into a busy delaware county grocery he store. but the big story on "action news" tonight is the
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serve for a pair of killers in philadelphia. police comb this scene for clues late last night in crescentville after the shooting of 28-year-old nny quezeda. >> reporter: this appears to be a attempted robbery. he was shot in that alley lined me behind row home he shared with his wife and young son. tonight police are reviewing surveillance video hoping it can help identify the two armed suspects. >> 28-year-old jhonny quezada worked here at the barbershop in 70ville. this-- fentonville. this is where he worked long hours to support his family both here and in the dominican republic. friends are


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