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ballroom tonight, separated only by the archbishop of new york. they told jokes at their own and each other's expense. this is the traditional al smith dinner. the big story is hillary clinton and donald trump, together again on the same stage. while they did shake hands at the end, this was no -- "action news" reporter, christie ileto is live in the satellite center with the full story. christie? >> reporter: there was self-depry kating moments but mostly daggers at each other. they poked fun at one another. given the tone of this year's race, it was a little tense. >> hillary accidentally bumped into me and she very civilly said, pardon me. >> reporter: donald trump kicked off the roast and didn't hold back. >> and i very politely replied,
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let me talk to you about that after i get into office. just kidding. >> reporter: tasked with setting aside their differences for a good laugh and good cause, donald trump and hillary clinton poked fun at one another and themselves. at the al fred e. smith dinner. >> michelle obama gives a speech. everyone loves it. it's fantastic. my wife, milan ya gives the exact same speech and people get on her case. >> reporter: at times, it got awkward. >> for example, here she is tonight in public pretending not to hate catholics. >> ooh! >> reporter: hillary clinton followed with daggers of her own. >> come to think of it, it's
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amazing i'm up here after donald. i didn't think he's be okay with a peaceful transition of power. >> reporter: a showcase of presidential politics quickly got personal. >> maybe you saw donald dismantle his profrper the other day. i get that. they are hard to keep up with. and i'm sure it's even harder when you are translating from the original russian. i have deep respect for people like kelly ann conway. she's working day and night for donald. because she's a contractor, he's probably not going to pay her. >> reporter: ouch. there were moments where it was difficult to tell if they were being funny or meant what they were saying, but there is this. unlike last night's debate, they did shake hands. christie ileto, channel 6 "action news." jim? >> thank you, christie. trump was back on the campaign trail in ohio today.
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the big political story today, trump's refusal last night to say he would accept the outcome of the election. trump qualified that today. >> i will totally accept the results of this great and historic presidential election, if i win. >> supporters loved that. trump wants to reserve the right to go to court because he says there will be voter fraud and the clinton campaign is rigging the election. trump will be in newton bucks county tomorrow night. clinton had no appearances today before the dinner tonight. michelle obama campaigned for clinton in phoenix, arizona. that is typically a sure thing for republican candidates for president. the democrats are making a run. president obama was in florida campaigning telling a rally he
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doesn't believe donald trump represents the values of the sunshine state. hillary clinton and tim kaine will be in philadelphia saturday night. pennsylvania's top elections official addressed recent comments about the integrity of elections across the state. secretary of the commonwealth says results cannot be hacked because voting machines aren't connected to the internet. they said voter intimidation will be punished on election day. meanwhile they are busy crisscrossing the state to rally voters. >> toomey was campaigning. his challenger met in harrisburg. i will have the pleasure of moderating the debate between them. you can participate by sending us your questions through social media using #6abcaction or by
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e-mail to you can see the senate debate monday at 7:00. live from temple university here on channel 6. be sure to stay with us for up-to-date breaking alerts from the campaign trail downloading the free 6abc news app. it is available on the apple and google play stores. other news tonight, gunfire in the city of camden. a man was shot and seriously wounded at 8:30 at th and chestnut. the unidentified victim was rushed to cooper university hospital. the gunman is still at large. chopper 6 was over bucks county where a man was struck by an amtrak train and survived. the victim was along the tracks at 6:40 when he was hit by the amtrak 193 headed from new york to washington. he was rushed to the hospital
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for treatment of multiple injuries. officials identified the pilot and passenger who survived the plane crash yesterday. investigators haven't been able to talk to the 66-year-old wayne gill crest and his 72-year-old passenger yet. gillcrest suffered facial injuries and the other suffered a broken hip. they were suspended upside down in the aircraft for 20 minutes before they could be rescued. investigators removed the wreckage today. day two of the faculty strike at pennsylvania's 14 state universities is coming to a close. there are no official meetings scheduled to resolve the situation. several students joined picketing protesters at westchester today. representatives for both sides say the negotiators are looking for a path forward. in the meantime, westchester suspended registration.
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a burlington township police officer has been charged in a deadly off duty crash. 25-year-old justin rodriguez was arrested today charged with vehicular homicide. toxicology results show that rodriguez was drunk when he struck a utility pole on september 23rd. the crash killed his passenger. burlington police suspended rodriguez without pay. police say this man, 27-year-old james murray is a serial burglar. he is in jail tonight charged with burglarizing 15 homes in montgomery and chester counties. the thefts happened between late july and late august. officials say that they developed murray as a suspect after he allegedly sold stolen jewelry at a pawnshop. he committed the crimes to beat a drug habit. on this day two years ago, having small amounts of
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marijuana became decriminalized and would get you something akin to a traffic ticket. this is in philadelphia. they celebrated that milestone today along the parkway. this's where dann cuellar is. >> reporter: jim, as many as 300 people were lighting up and smoking pot here to celebrate, as you say, the second anniversary of the decriminalizing of marijuana in philadelphia. >> three, two, one -- >> reporter: on that note, they lit their joints and started smoking away. >> i'm feeling very high and fantastic. >> reporter: they were calling it a celebration. happy that smoking a joint in public no longer leads to an arrest if you are carrying less than 30 grams but could get a $100 citation. >> amazing. i'm so ecstatic. this is history in the making. >> we no longer want to be jailed for this. tax us, please.
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that's what we are asking for. we would rather pay taxes than be put in jail. >> reporter: not everybody is happy with the freedom pot smokers have. it's supposed to be smoke free. >> terrible. terrible. makes me feel. we have big signs, no smoking. that includes pot, doesn't it? >> really don't like it, piers na nally. i they think need to toughen up a bit here. >> philadelphia were nearby keeping an eye on it and stayed away. they did not issue citations. that was great for valley who was at wood stock. >> i'm 66 years old. i know what i'm doing. i have been smoking all these years and so have my friends. now it's legal, we're happy. >> reporter: supporters are hoping a day will come in
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pennsylvania where marijuana is legal like alcohol. with more and more decriminalizing it, they think that is inevitable. dann cuellar, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you, dann. a hero's welcome for a member of the u.s. army. motorcyclists brought him home. he was deployed to qatar. he graduated from pennsauken high school. they presented him with a proclamation thanking him for his service. still to come on "action news," they are varnicals. the latest to stop offenders in their tracks. customers were eager to give virtual reality a try. >> four days in a row of temperatures ott 80s.
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record highs today and yesterday. big changes in time for the weekend. i'll explain in the action weather forecast. ducis rodgers has more on the flyers home when "action news" continues.
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the first american has been killed in the campaign to retake the iraqi city of mosul from isis. the american was killed by a roadside bomb north of the city. more than 100 american special operations forces are embedded with iraqi troops. meanwhile, cameras were rolling as isis tried to employ a battlefield staple. armored trucks driven by suicide bombers. there was a lull in fighting in aleppo, syria. telling residents to evacuate the city held by opposition
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forces. turkey e kalated their offensive against kurdish fighters complicating the battle against isis. convicted former philadelphia congressman chaka fattah has been cleared of 4 of 22 counts from his federal corruption case. the government provided insufficient evidence. however, the judge rejected arguments for a new trial and preserved fattah's conviction on corruption charges. the fbi needs help tracking down a would be bandit. they say this armed suspect walked into the wells fargo branch in the 2500 block of south 13th street in philadelphia at 11:40 this morning. investigators say he brandished a handgun, demanded money, but
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ran off without money. looking for a robber that held up a bank branch. police say this suspect did get away with an undisclosed amount of cash. a white pick-up truck was seen leaving shortly after. it is unclear whether the vehicle is connected to the robbery. affordable pre-k has been a priority for the philadelphia mayor. enrollment for his locally funded phl pre-k initiative began today at the columbia north ymca in north philadelphia, families learned how to apply for one of the 2,000 spots opening in january. dozens of local schools will be selected based on need. the plan is to fund a program through the city's controversial beverage tax. mayor kinney signed a wage
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ordinance. it will help to ensure more service employees like janitor and security officers receive a wage that can sustain a family. the city of allentown is testing a way to get people to pay their parking tickets. instead of parking boots, they are using a barnacle. it covers a car's windshield so the person can't see. it is attached with two giant suction cups and can with stand 750 pounds of force. it stays in place until the driver pays the fine, then gets a code to unlock the barnacle. the philadelphia parking authority is thinking of using the barnacle. health check. if you are having trouble fitting the gym into your
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schedule, don't dispair. they found daily activity is measured by fitness trackers is what matters. researchers say the continuous low intensity efforts like taking the stairs or playing with your child at the park present or control diabetes better than short bouts of moderate or high intensity exercise. the bottom line, it doesn't really matter how you get those extra steps in, just keep moving. the camden high school girl's field hockey team decided to light up the night. 4-year-old luke martin from cherry hill has congenital central hypoventilation and affects his breathing. he attended the game tonight and joined the young women on the field. >> a store that specializes in virtual reality became a reality in bucks county. center tech held their grand
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opening at oxford valley mall. folks were testing out the racing games and e-sports and 60 other virtual reality games. the owner wanted to create a space for anyone, regardless of their knowledge of virtual reality. >> that is going to be busy. pretty crowded. >> accuweather forecast. >> yes. speaking of reality, we have a reality check coming this weekend. it's going to get very cold. storm tracker double scan showing here we have dry conditions. see that line, the upper left side of the screen, there have been severe thunderstorms across north central pennsylvania all associated with the front that will be bringing us that reality check in the form of showers, cold air and some high winds. right now, temperatures still very mild. 69 degrees in philadelphia. allentown, 70. reading and lancaster, 71.
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cape may, 68. trenton 66 degrees. winds off the ocean. it's on the humid side. double scan live showing the showers and thunderstorms. this is associated with a front that is pushing in and right across north central pennsylvania they have been getting severe thunderstorms, damaging wins and even detecting a bit of rotation with the storms. if you look at the movement, you can see how these are all moving up to the north. so, most of the wet weather will be missing us. the cold air will be arriving right in time for the weekend. the morning rush tomorrow, though, it's still very mild with a high moisture content in the air. we'll see areas of fog, cloudy, 63 at 6:00. 65 at 8:00 and tomorrow, very similar to today. mixture of clouds and sunshine with a high of 80 in philadelphia. five days in a row in the 80s. allentown, 76. cape may, 75. season seasonably warm tomorrow.
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showers ahead of the cold front. the winds of change will be arriving friday and saturday. the jet stream really buckling and going negatively tilted. what that means, the low pressure that's riding up to the north will intensify. as far as rain, we are missing out on most of it. less than a quarter inch. showers lasting saturday morning. the winds will be howling. peak wind gusts 35-45 miles per hour. afternoon highs in the upper 50s on saturday but factor in the winds, it will feel no warmer than the mid-40s. this is also going to cause trouble for the fall foliage. it's peaking in the poconos and to the north. that will rip a lot of leaves off the trees. right now, the foliage is moderate in the northwest suburbs and low across delaware and south jersey. the exclusive accuweather, you like it warm? you have one more day tomorrow. 80 degrees, mixture of clouds and sunshine. showers developing friday into
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saturday morning. it's windy, chilly, 58 degrees. windchills in the 40s. sunday, sunny and breezy. not as harsh. 64 degrees. it listen windy with winds out of the west at 50 miles per hour. monday, sun with clouds. we bump up to 62 degrees, then we have a reinforcing shot of cool air tuesday, wednesday and thursday. afternoon highs only in the 50s. clouds increase on thursday with a possibility of showers. a lot of people have been complaining this week, it doesn't feel like fall with temperatures in the 80s. this weekend will feel actually closer to winter on saturday. >> stop complaining. i'm saying stop complaining. >> to the people complaining about the weather? i agree. philadelphia film festival opened with a red carpet premier. people packed in for the screening of -- alicia vitarelli served as emcee. the 25th philadelphia film
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festival runs through october 28th. before the screening, film director was presented with the first ever award. there was a reception to honor the contributions to cinema and proceeds from opening night ♪
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after a 1-1 road trip to start the season, the flyers were anxious for tonight. it was their homeowner. they paid tribute to the former owner and were supposed to win the game against the ducks. they raised the banner to honor snyder. wayne simmons in front. game tied at one. mid way through the period, read's fourth goal of the season. it's a 2-1 flyers lead. we go to the third period tied at two. from behind the net. pass mason.
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the flyers managed two shots in the game, they lose, 3-2. >> taken care of. we are in tight situations. >> from everybody's personal standpoint, we could always be better. lose three games in a row, you know, you can't worry what others are doing. >> for the birds, good news on the injury front. kelsey returned to practice. they will need all hands on deck against the vikings and a better effort from the defense. they have not been sharp. they come in 5-0. bradford having an outstanding season. six touchdowns. they know if they want to rattle him, they have to hit him. that's what they got from being a teammate. >> one thing we know is he's going to stand there and take some hits and get up. we have to make sure that we try to get him off that spot
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earlier. he's going to be in the same spot and playing with confidence right now. we have to kind of, you know, get out earlier in the game on third down. you know, hit him, sack him, create turnovers. >> sounds like a plan. still ahead, a sixer calls it
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pat toomey: he was a founder of this pennsylvania bank and owned stock worth as much as a million dollars. under toomey's leadership, the bank used a controversial foreclosure practice called "confession of judgement" to take away homes from people across pennsylvania. the practice is banned in 35 states because it's considered predatory, but pat toomey didn't care. pat toomey the banker: he's really not for you. senate majority pac is responsible for the content of this advertising.
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good-bye elton -- i nearly said elton john. when i looked earlier, i said
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you are going to say that. brand spent 17 seasons in the league. he gets an honor. ryan howard was at city hall. they recognized him for the 12 seasons with the phils but his work. the former philly still loves this town. >> if i'm not here playing in a phillies uniform, that doesn't mean i'm finished with my work in the city and around philadelphia. so, my presence will still be felt here in philadelphia because there's still a lot of work that needs to be done. i still plan on being part of it. >> good for him. in game five of the nlcs, the cubs lead the dodgers, 3-1. the series is tied at two a piece. phillies all-star pitcher, moy moyer. jaime and his wife hosted the moyer foundation champion for
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children in center city. the children took to the stage to talk about how the foundation has helped them. jimmy kimmel live next on channel 6. jimmy's guest, benedict cup berback. "action news" continues at 4:30. for cecily tynan, ducis rodgers and the entire "action news" team, i'm jim gardner. 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"


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