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pool in graffiti. but the big story on "action news" tonight is two philadelphia neighborhoods are being victimized by armed holdups. this is the holdup at 20th and brandywine, all the incidents have taken place within blocks of each other and lawmen want to get the perpetrators off the streets and fast. bob brooks is live with more. talk about a community on edge. >> reporter: good evening. absolutely you shouldn't have to worry about walking out the front door, but essentially people are being held up for this. they are enjoying their evening on fairmount avenue and we spoke to people that are pretty scared. >> lauren lives in spring garden and walks her newborn outside every day because she feels it's safe. >> how does that make you feel? >> absolutely horrified.
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>> this after five victims in spring garden and fairmount were held up by gun point last month, two in the middle of the day. 18th and fairmount and 27th and spring garden. >> that is scary to be walking around here. >> one crime was captured at 4:30 a.m. they approach the victim and rob them and run into a get away van. >> a shady sketchy looking gentlemen was patrolling the area and sort of picked a victim who looked vulnerable with a cell phone or laptop out. >> another armed robbery happening here at green and 20th, making five in the last 30 days. local artist robert woodward says that one suspect was so braise and he did it while he was doing roof repairs and he stole a tool while i was up in
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the scaffolding. >> people are excited about the new growth in these neighborh d neighborhoods, they are stunned to hear about the robberies. >> on fairmount this is happening? >> more than one. >> surprising indeed, you see so many people out here on fairmount. the good news is no incidents happen here tonight. and one suspect has been caught but we are told there are more out there. you can hear that neighbors are really starting to keep an eye out this evening. bob brooks, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. a local group is stepping up to help. after vandals targeted the neighborhood pool in bucks county. someone sprayed graffiti around the neshaminy swim club. they targeted everything from the bathroom to the drained pool, a group called tag or towns against graffiti showed up this afternoon to get rid of the
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spray paint. the group is doing the work for free because the club cannot afford the repairs. >> all right this is the way it looks inside of the debate hall inside of the university of nevada las vegas. they are putting finishing touches on the set and getting everything ready for tomorrow's third and climatic debate between hillary clinton and donald trump. and live in las vegas for "action news" is monica malpass and monica, vegas is nope for all kinds of action. and nothing will top what will happen tomorrow night. >> reporter: that's right jim. las vegas is used to things like performances by britney spears and boxers happening in rings same istainously but vegas has never seen a political showdown like this one. three actors debated by a mock interview, they posed at hillary
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clinton and donald trump and moderator chris wallace so they could modify the sound and timing and everything. so much is on the line and it's the third debate and ultimately important because of the scandalous weeks that both candidates endured. a st. joe's analyst agrees. >> by the end of this evening i'll be blamed for everything that ever happened. >> both clinton and donald trump need a home one in the debate. >> they need to fire up their bases and get out to fire up the vote. >> professor ranal miller says it's about looking presidential and trying to control the news cycle. >> miller says that trump has to stop his scorched earth campaign approach. >> he comes off as someone out of control and feeding the other size and it distorts the message and confuses people. >> lets go, lets beat this crook. >> miller has a powerful message
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that is still resonating from people that he is running against washington and the establishment. miller says though the collateral damage he suffered with the sexual accusations is deep but miller says he could still win if he can crisscrosses the united states. >> stick to the message and show he is in control, quote presidential. >> people are scared on both sides. >> clinton has a different set of challenges, she still can't get some voters to trust her and bernie sanders supporters including millennials may not come out. >> under no circumstances hillary clinton. >> they can't support clinton they find her a tool of wall street and untrustworthy and all the other things. >> miller says she has to hope that trump continues being trump so they focus on his defects. >> she needs to make people believe in her enough that they
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will actually do the last thing, pull the lever for whatever misgivings they have. >> by the way jim students at the campus are not left out. 3600 of them signed up to have their names in a ticket lottery season chose a couple dozen that will attend and uv's own president is giving up his seat inside so one additional student can be there to witness history. i'm monica malpass reporting. >> thank you. and police don't miss our complete coverage of hillary clinton and donald trump's final face-off here on channel 6. it begins tomorrow night at 9:00. today is the dead line to register to vote for the presidential election in new jersey. many government offices have extended their hours tonight and there is more information on how to apply at more than 100,000 students at 14 state universities in pennsylvania are bracing for the
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possibility of a faculty strike tomorrow morning. it is a real life course and labor strive that students could do without. live at westchester university tonight is "action news" reporter, jeanette reyes. what is the latest here. >> reporter: -- faculty for more than a dozen universities including westchester, say they spent more than a year rallying for a new contract. >> at issue is a heavier workload with no corresponding increase for faculty as well as retiring benefits and those new to the union. a strike beginning at 5:00 a.m. across all campuses, that means more than 100,000 students will have their classes canceled unless a substitute teacher can be provided. that is difficult to do. the factory is not speaking to the media but they are told to show up to class tomorrow. >> some have canceled classes
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but for the most part you are suppose to. >> it's a big deal. i think if a professor here are being treated unjustly, they have all the right to protest to get change. >> this is our university. we are what makes the state system and have just as much interest to make sure our faculty members have fair contracts and being negotiated with fairly. >> we are told that there is a complete cutoff with faculty and students and no emails or phone calls will be answered by professors until the strike is over and no one knows at this point if it will happen for sure or how long it will last. >> thank you. students in oxford, chester county walked for a good cause this morning. four schools in the area took part in the fourth annual jdrf walk to cure junior diabetes. according to the diabetes
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foundation every day 40 children in the united states are diagnosed with type one diabetes. coming up on "action news" tonight police in camden have arrested the vandal that they say destroyed a youth football field. >> thousands of children get brand new winner coats today to keep them bundled and warm through the winter. >> you may want the winter coat by the weekend. yesterday 82 and today felt like summer 84. even warmer tomorrow and then the big change, i'll have the details in the accuweather forecast. >> and the eagles are getting ready for the return of one sam bradford. it happens at the linc on sunday ducis rogers with the story when we continue in just a moment.
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when government bureaucrats refused to approve a cancer vaccine equally for both girls and boys, i stepped in to change that rule. when my own party held up recovery funds after sandy hit us, i took them on and won. and when veterans were forced to travel out of state for health care, i brought in new local clinics and expanded services. but there's much more to do. my mission is to protect south jersey's way of life. i'm frank lobiondo and i approve this message.
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camden county police tracked down a suspect wanted for vandalizing a field used by a youth football league 27-year-old alexander peters was charged with criminal mischief. police say that peters ran on to the field ripping up grass. peters behind bars after being sentenced in a separate case of aggravated assault. despite the hot weather the season is beginning to turn and soon enough we'll deal with cold temperatures and thanks to the generosity of a local foundation, thousands of local children will be able to keep warm. alicia vitarelli has the story. >> this is important because so many of our children live in circumstances of poverty and
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things like coats become a challenge for some families. >> for kids always changing and always growing a winter coat is a necessity. but for many local families it's a luxury. >> this may be the only new coat or piece of clothing these kids get. >> that is why the auto dealers caring for kids foundation buys tens of thousands of coats and brings just as many smiles to kids choosing the style and fit. >> i like it. >> why do you like it, because it's so big. >> auto dealers work together to make winter a warm one for our area school kids in need. today they pulled dozens of vehicles in the pennsylvania convention center the trunks backed with warm coats because the need is real. >> 37% of kids in philadelphia are impoverished group.
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>> the number is soaring past 265,000 since they started the program in 2008. >> one, two, three -- >> these kids now ready for whatever winter may bring. >> i like my coat because it is big and a nice coat. i like it because it feels soft and nice inside. >> this is a record year for the driving away cold program that will hand out the 45,000 coats all throughout the fall and all throughout the five county philadelphia region. alicia vitarelli, channel 6 "action news." a community center in camden is now on the move coach usa and motor coach industries donated this bus to the neighborhood center this morning. the bus will be used for field trips for kids and for even you're citizens and to transport
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groups to various dance performances and get people to the center that don't have another way to get there. i've always taken on the status quo. in harrisburg, they didn't like it when i stopped their perks and pushed for reform. as head of pennsylvania's third-largest county, i cut out wall street middlemen to protect pensions. now, as chairman of the pennsylvania commission on crime, i'm leading the fight to stop the epidemic of heroin and opioid abuse. as attorney general, i'll prosecute anyone who scams our seniors. and i'll hold the oil and gas companies accountable to keep our drinking water safe.
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i'm josh shapiro. i'll be an attorney general who always fights for you. 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. vo: donald trump and pat toomey anhave 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."
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pat toomey and donald trump: too dangerous for pennsylvania women. the eagles an underdog against the vehicles. >> 2.5 points. first they need to make sure they learn from the past. they are hosting the 5-0 minnesota vikings on sunday. this marks the return of sam bradford to the lincs he was traded eight days before the season opener, he is quartz backing the loan unbeaten team. his success may surprise some but not his former head coach. >> everything i have seen and how well he picked up our offense and the execution through training camp, you see the same concepts offensively
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with them that we did here. he is a smart kid and sharp kid and accurate thrower, i'm not surprised. he didn't go to a 1-15 team a playoff caliber team with a tremendous defense as well. >> it's flyers are back on ice in chicago to face the black hawks. the flyers are off to a 0-1 start. the flyers won both meetings last year with the black hawks but chicago plays them tough. >> a lot of skill and they play a controlled game, i think the key for us, we have to play within ourselves. and worry about ourselves rather than what we are doing. >> i think we'll be fine. four week as way from
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college basketball season and villanova's return to the court. the championship trophy is probably displayed in the training facility. they open november 11th at home against lafayette. it's six months since the cats won it all and they enjoyed it but realize it's a new year. >> it's a lifetime memory but that doesn't do anything but hurt us this year. we have to look past this and look to the new expectations we have for ourselves and the new challenges that this upcoming year will bring. >> lastier year we won and we are focused on this team and getting better every day. penn state has the toughest game of the season. the nittany lions host ohio state. david and goliath. >> should be a great environment. one of the greatest environments in college football.
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come saturday night a white out here and the number two ranks team coming into our stadium. and has been very, very successful and a big challenge and i know our guys are up for it. watch penn state try to shock the world. kickoff here on 6 abc at 8:00. penn state is a 19.5 point home underdog. >> a big upset. >> huge. cecily tynan with the accuweather forecast when we continue in just a moment. nearly three thousand miles - that's how far away
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republican party bosses looked to find brian fitzpatrick. they "hand-picked" him to run for his brother's seat. but all mike and brian fitzpatrick share is a name. brian fitzpatrick supports a radical republican agenda, including defunding planned parenthood, just like donald trump. a hundred and sixty miles down the road in dc, brian fitzpatrick will put his party first, not pennsylvania families. house majority pac is responsible for the content of this advertising.
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you said we may break records today. what happened? >> a lot of areas broke records, philadelphia 84. 1 degree shy of the record. stormtracker 6 live double scan showing we have rain free conditions out there. virtually cloud free today. i want to share this photo that was sent to me on my facebook faith from core creek park in bucks county. this is from brian. this is proof that we are in fall. because it didn't feel like it today but brian took the photo and you see how the leaves are beginning to change and getting the fall foliage. despite the fact that it feels like summer. yes several records were broken not in philadelphia but allentown and reading both record highs of 85 degrees, trenton and wilmington record highs of 83. things are changing by the weekend we have a reality check, this cold air that is bottled up over canada, the temperatures generally in the 30s that air
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mass will be headed our way by the weekend, it will be moderating. i think in four days people are complaining it's too chilly and windy out there. right now the wins from the south and it feels like summer, philadelphia 79 and the same in allentown and reading and lancaster 78 and wilmington 77 and the cool spot even cooler than the poconos is cape may with the wind off the ocean and air temperature is 69. satellite 6 along with action radar showing the slow moving cold front, this is approaching our region on thursday. so what that will do is bring us some clouds and perhaps showers, but tonight will be clear early and like last night, could have patchy fog developing overnight lows typical of the normal highs for this time of year. 62 in the suburbs, philadelphia 66. that is our normal high for the middle of october. but tomorrow we'll do a lot
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warmer than that. the record high is 80 and looks like we'll shatter that in philadelphia. 85 degrees and allentown and trenton 85 degrees and same at atlantic city airport and wilmington and reading hitting record highs of 84. a surge of win from the southwest and a picture of sun and clouds. and 85 degrees and then on thursday, this front moves closer and low pressure develops along it. and it brings us clouds with a few showers and temperatures really depend on where you are. north of this warm front lehigh valley temperatures likely not getting out of the 60s. south of the front likely in the 80s and philadelphia will be right on the border calling for a high of 78 degrees, but clouds with a few showers and more of the same on friday. so the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast we won't even break a record we'll crush the record. 85 degrees feeling like summer and thursday still mild in philadelphia, 78 degrees but
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clouds with a few showers and friday some sunshine mixing with clouds and a chance of a shower at 73 degrees and look at saturday. the high only 58 degrees, it will be a lot cooler feel a lot cooler with the winds. lots of clouds and sunday it brightens with sunshine and a cool day for the eagles, for the union with a high of 60 and the fall chill continues on monday and mostly sunny and 60 and tuesday mostly sunny skies with a high of only 59 degrees, enjoy temperatures in the 80s if you like summer we have one more day of it. the weekend will be chilly. >> thank you cecily. >> finally tonight some grocery store employees in burlington put their bagging skills to the test today. [ cheers and applause ] >> they were vying for the coveted title of best bagger at the shop-rite on mount holly road, each competitor was judged on speed and technique and
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attitude. the winner will compete in the national best bagger championship in las vegas. david muir is next on channel 6. "action news" continues at 10:00 on phl 17 with brian taff, sharrie williams, adam joseph and ducis rogers. and please join us for "action news" at 11:00 here on channel 6. for cecily tynan, ducis rogers and the entire "action news" team. i'm jim gardner, we hope you'll join us at 11:00. how tall are you?
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tonight, breaking news. donald trump and his bold claim. as this evening, president obama now taking aim at trump with stern words. and the woman from "people" magazine accusing trump. tonight, the new image that's now emerged. also tonight, that deadly plane crash, right into an apartment building. now, the new and alarming report about the cockpit. what happened seconds before? the american troops tonight, backing up the iraqis. their biggest assault yet on isis. our team on the front lines right now. the abc news exclusive. we take you right inside guantanamo prison tonight. the colonel who has never taken cameras to the roof. and what the detainees yell at us. >> abc news! >> if the prison closes, will some of those detainees be brought to the u.s.? and the


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