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>> h e maintained altitude when he saw it and appeared to have problems with the engine. >> my buddy says look! and this plane is coming right at me. i thought what is this nut doing? >> angelo was about to climb a ladder to paint his house two blocks from the crash scene and sees the plane descending but doesn't hear an engine. >> he goes over my roof. >> and then silence again. >> my buddy says he is going to crash and i hear bam right there. we go running out and we got there before anybody, there was four of us, my buddy joe and me and two guys from up the street. >> authorities were alerted and first responders from a firehouse across the street
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found the plane had broken apart and the tiny cabin upside down and the to occupants cut out of the wreckage. >> one was worse than the other male but not talking. lets put it that way. they were conscious both. >> late today the chief of police tom brennan says the pair are improving. >> apparently the pilot and passenger will survive their injuries, they are banged up expectedly. but they will probably be released in the next few days. >> the aircraft is identifies as an airco couple 13. this will particular model believed to be owned by someone in maryland had been rented and according to the faa and last departed the airport in medford. the faa has inspectors on the ground trying to determine why the plane crashed. >> reporter: now authorities
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here in lindenwald says that this is dense and little space to land an aircraft. they are so fortunate that no one on the ground was injured. john rawlins, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. lets switch live to "action news" reporter sara bloomquist, sara lets repeat what john said. the crash could have had catastrophic results on the ground but everybody was pretty lucky. >> reporter: jim, that is right very lucky as john just said this is a residential neighborhood and some how this pilot avoided hitting all the nearby homes and all the trees in the neighborhood and avoided hitting all the trees and crash landed here. and the homeowner came home from work this afternoon and had no idea this happened. >> i'm pulling up and i'm like
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wow what happened. >> aretha lewis, came home to find a crashed plane in her backyard. this was the first time she learned a plane fell out of the sky into her address this afternoon. >> i am glad no one died. no kids were out playing. >> your house is okay? >> yes. >> prior to the crash, neighbors heard the engine of the low flying plane. >> was like i thought it was a garbage truck and all of a sudden my mom was like it was a plane. oh my god. it's a plane and too low. >> some heard the crash and many didn't think much of it until the sounds of all the sirens echoed across the neighborhood. >> heard a bang and i thought it was a car crash, my husband went out to check and didn't see anything. that was it. and later we heard the sirens and we came out. >> they came down here so fast your head will spin. >> they did a fantastic job.
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>> reporter: and neighbors stopping by to have a look as they come home from work tonight are seeing it on the news, echoing what we are saying, amazed that no homes or cars or no children playing in a backyard were hit. and the two people on board of this plane are expected to survive. live in lindenwald new jersey, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. the strike is on at pennsylvania's 14 state universities keeping more than hundred,000 students out of class and the union is trying to reassure the students they did everything to avoid a strike but strike they did at 5:00 a.m. gray hall is live on the campus of westchester university tonight. >> reporter: well, 12 hours and counting look behind me folks are still out here on the picket line, a lot of them have gone in for the night but they will be back tomorrow morning if no deal
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is reached. >> what do we want? >> we don't want to strike we would rather be in the classroom. i'm a professor. i would rather be teaching any students. >> hitting the picket line is the only way they feel they will get change in what they call a fair contract. >> among the issues, they are demanding better pay and medical benefits. the strike comes after negotiations between the state system of higher education and faculty union of more than 5,000 members could not reach an agreement on a new contract. >> we had 15 months without real progress and the union decided that we could not make progress without the threat of a strike and starting today the actual strike. >> and it impacted 100,000 students. they question what this will mean for them and classes and graduation. >> most of them support the strike. >> it's a disruption for classes but it's important.
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>> the state says they are offering a 7% to more than 17% increase. and a higher cost of medical benefits. they defend the proposal saying these are difficult times, if they won't agree to share more of the cost for their own health care like everyone else has it will threaten our act to keep the tuition low for students. >> i am excited and proud for this group. but sad for the students and sad for us and sad for their parents. >> back out live the strike continues both sides saying they want to enthe strike but no meetinged happening to hammer out the details, students if you want to know what this means for you go to our website at 6abc.com. live in westchester, gray hall, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. tonight there is new video of a cab driver being stabbed by a passenger in west
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philadelphia. it is difficult to watch. but police are hoping it can help to identify the suspect. he grabbed the cab driver and stabbed him several times in the back. investigators believe that the man was trying to rob the all three's taxi driver who fort fatally survived the attack. it happened on the 5800 block of ray street. if you recognize the suspect you are urged to contact philadelphia police. more details are emerging about a shooting in rittenhouse scare last night. a good samaritan was hit several timed when he tried to break up an armed robbery in the square. police identified a 17-year-old as one of three suspects and actively trying to find him and the other suspects have not been identified. the 35-year-old victim remains in critical but stable condition. it is now quiet inside of the thomas and mack arena at the campus of unlv, but there will
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be fireworks here in a few hours presumably. the scene of the third and final debate of the presidential campaign. live inside of the media center right next to the arena is monica malpass and i imagine that there is much excitement and also a good deal of tension beginning to build as the debate approaches. >> absolutely the clock is ticking at the desert metropolis, as two titans from new york city come here to duke it out one more time. there is heavy security indoors and outside. we'll watch as we see what happens this evening. >> golf carts like these will shuttle the candidates from the vip area to the unlv. they have invest said 5 million there's for students, staff and signage, it's a moment for unlv to shine in the spotlight. student volunteers like jennifer and teresa are haeping out today and because of that they get
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some of the coveted tickets to be inside of the debate hall tonight. >> it's a dream come true, exciting for unlv students. >> for me it's personally exciting and i'm from the czech republic to be part of the election and a big election is exciting for me. >> 5,000 media members are filing reported worldwide here. and a race of enormous interest in the europe and the middle east for several reasons. >> the other debates they fight over words over comments over scandals, so i expect this one to be more in-depth and more towards the issues than scandals and other stuff. >> reporter: we talked to many voter as long the way and they would like to see more of the same, more substance and less of the fireworks, will clinton score points with the voters and shore up his candidacy, two
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legacies are on the line tonight and we'll watch with awful you and report live later. back to you jim. >> thank you. of course you can watch the third and final debate on channel 6, live coverage begins at 9:00 and join "action news" tonight for local analysis of the debate. matt o'donnell hosts the debate edition of inside story after "action news" at 11:00. new jersey governor chris christie agreed to appear in court on november 23rd to answer to a complaint related to bridge gate. a citizen filed the complaint saying that he failed to stop the lane closures on the george washington bridge. the office has to decide whether to seek an indictment. the city may try to avoid a state take over if they approve a fiscal plan.
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if the plan is approved they will sell braider field for hundred million. the revenue would help cover atlantic city's budget deficit and perhaps avoid a takeover by the state. coming up police call for volunteers to search for a missing buck county woman and the eagles get back to work to get ready for the minnesota vikings. >> we crushed the old record set back in 1947 and top out at 86 today and 20 degrees above normal. there is quite the reality check headed our way. we'll have the numbers in accuweather.
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this is the way it looked as philadelphia police descending on independence mall last night looking for suspects involving a shooting of two vehicles, they believe the shots were fired elsewhere and one vehicle stopped at 5th and arch and the driver jumped out and ran on foot. they were unable to locate the driver the other vehicle involved hasn't been found. police need volunteers to search for a missing woman in bucked county. volunteers are scouring for any sign of lindsay pick own. she went missing on september 5th. meet at 101 swamp road at 1:00
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in the morning. friends met today to honor the life of the young mother allegedly beaten to death at the hands of her boyfriend. the family of joyce quayway was there holding the two girls they left behind. erin wright a former temple university police officer admitted to beating her until she collapsed. the incident happened in july. today' event raised money for her family. >> the tributes continued today for a former member of our channel 6 family. captain noah was honored posthumously by the body cast pioneers of philadelphia. friends and former colleagues including david roberts shared their memories today and he died in august at the age of 90. a new baking facility is coming to trenton for dunkin'
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eagles back on the practice field today getting ready for sam bradford and the viking. the eagles are not at full strength, center jason kelsey missed practice with a foot issue and jordan matthews is limited with tendonitis. jeff skversky as more on both topics. >> it's a win win. >> eagles coach doug peterson has no regrets trading sam bradford to the vikings six and a half weeks ago even though bradford is returning with a perfect record. >> sam given this opportunity he has excelled and did well and went to a fabulous football
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team. >> it's a whirlwind of emotions i felt a little bit of everything. the good news about the trade was it happened so fast. >> the same could be said about the rise of carson wentz but the rookie does not want to get caught up in quarterback comparisons. >> i don't get caught up in that at all. the vikings versus the eagles and it will be a good one. >> i will not put added pressure on carson, just let him play. >> if the eagles will send bradford back to minnesota with the first loss they have to fix the mistakes, they have the most penalties in team history to start a season and the offense did not even score a touch down. wentz is his toughest critic. >> we are setting records with penalties, that is not good. >> i could tell early he wanted to be great and is committed. i am not surprised at all. >> he is desperate to play
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better in the final minutes of games. >> maybe he can use advice bradford gave him come sunday. the good news is penn state is at home the bad news the game is against second ranked ohio state. it will take a group effort meaning everybody and anybody. >> we'll need the fans and alumni and everybody. a tremendous challenge we are having facing all together and we need the stadium to be the most difficult environment in the history of college football. >> watch ohio state penn state here on 6 abc kickoff is saturday at 8:00 p.m. the flyers began the season friday and they are finally back home and face the ducks tomorrow night. the flyers skated in voorhees this afternoon and played three games with mixed results. went 1-1-1. last night's loss was an odd
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one. they came back after being down 4 and then gave up three goals to lose 7-4. >> it's not the results ultimately we wanted after winning game one out in l.a. but in saying that it's early in the year and i'll fix the mistakes and get ready for the home game. there are hockey hits and then hockey hits. last night aftvalanche capital games. he unloaded on him head over skates, clean hit and no penalty was called. >> that is a little dangerous. >> adam joseph with the accuweather forecast. i spent many years as a nuclear missile launch officer. if the president gave the order we had to launch the missiles,
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that would be it. i prayed that call would never come. [ radio chatter ] self control may be all that keeps these missiles from firing. [ sirens blearing ] i would bomb the [ beep] out of them. i want to be unpredictable. i love war. the thought of donald trump with nuclear weapons scares me to death. it should scare everyone. i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message.
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a flirtation with summer weather. >> not just yet. the high 80s we slide 10 to 12 degrees above normal and putting on the brakes here and win ter makes a return here, stormtracker 6 live double scan lots of sunshine here and clouds at times. i'll tell you no matter where you were with the exception of the immediate shore recorded fell today. 84 in allentown, a record in trenton 85 and same for the atlantic city airport and millville 84 degrees and philadelphia's record 86 degrees. in the middle of summer are normal high temperatures at the peak of the summer is 87. that is as high as the normal gets so today was more typical
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of the summer as opposed to mid to late october. >> but as we flip the page, this is just three days away waiting in the wings, saturday morning. when you wake up 38 in allentown and 39 in reading, and 36 in lancaster and low 40s in philadelphia as well as millville. the sun is just about set. 84 degrees, in philadelphia. the dew point 61 and slightly on the humid side. winded northwest at 6 miles per hour. and the pressure is holding steady. a front to the north and as it pushed to the north the clouds and showers really fell apart and the sun is taking control and thicker clouded west of pittsburgh eventually will rush in from the west and a slow increase in clouds, stays mild 64 in the suburbs and 62 in center city and the front will be draped to the north and west kind of meandering around the lehigh valley and the poconos
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and a lot of clouds to the northwest tomorrow and sunshine is trying to break out philadelphia to the south and east and not a rainy day. a couple of showers norm of the city tomorrow at a warm 78 degrees, low pressure gets closer on friday, it could hold off just another that friday we see a mixture of sun and clouds and rain would hold off until later in the day with temperatures of 76 on average and could be higher than that. if you see more in the way of sun friday afternoon and then that high pressure to the west holding all of the cold air behind that low pressure. will be rushing in with a weekend whiplash and winds gusting from 35 to 40 miles per hour for your saturday. it will feel cold and be extremely windy as well. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast still upper 70s and some thermometers if you see sun thursday and friday it could touch 80 degrees with limited showers, saturday windy
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and cooler and a cloudy day, a high of just 56 degrees, maybe an isolated shower but overall still dry through the weekend. and brighter on sunday, breezy and cool at 60 and monday a spike back up to 66 as the front comes through tuesday and wednesday with sun and clouds and temperatures back down to 60 degrees, i with confidence could say it's the last flirtation of summer this year. world news is next on channel 6 and "action news" continues at 10:00 on phl 17 with brian taff, sharrie williams sharrie williams and ducis rogers. and please join us for "action news" at 11:00 here on channel 6. for adam joseph, cecily tynan, ducis rogers and it's entire "action news" team. i'm jim gardner. we hope you'll join us for "action news" at 11:00.
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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
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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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tonight, breaking news. what we've just learned about donald trump's strategy for tonight's debate. he also plans to bring president obama's half brother from kenya. and the clinton camp tonight. what they made sure would not happen right before the debate starts. also tonight here, the massive gas explosion. we have the pictures. witnesses smelled gas right before. tonight, many injured. the school shooting. suspects opening fire on students leaving class. and now, the urgent manhunt at this hour. on the front lines tonight. our team right there, the oil burning in the fields of iraq. the assault on isis. the american troops helping. and the attack elsewhere tonight, outside a u.s. embassy. this truck barrelling right into a crowd. and just in tonight, the verdict in the rape case against nba star derrick rose.

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