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that turned a philadelphia neighborhood into a grim crime scene today. the person was wrapped in a blanket and set on fire behind laundromat in kensington. it is friday afternoon, i'm brian taff. >> and i'm monica malpass. sharrie is off today. we're learning more about the investigation surrounding this gruesome crime. "action news" reporter bob brooks on the scene all day for us and joins us now with the latest live. bob. >> reporter: brian and monica, just a gruesome discover he -- discover discove. i'm told residents it's become absolutely rampant with drug use. for hours this morning this al he lee off allegheny avenue was blocked off. lined that white barrier a body was found burned and wrapped in a blanket. a gruesome discovery that stunned and scared these neighbors. >> it can happen to somebody, me or my grandchildren. >> reporter: police say the investigation is going to take
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some time. sadly there's not much left of the body. >> the number one priority is finding out the cause of death. once that's determined then we know which route to begin that investigation. >> reporter: those in this neighborhood add on top of being alarmed they're not surprised. they say this neighborhood is steadily getting worse. >> drug activity on the railroad has been doubled increased. i don't know if it's because they pushed it off of sommer street or tioga but we've had nothing but addicts and drugs. >> reporter: i'm look argue round and you do he see some of those things people are concerned about drug paraphernalia bags things like that. they don't want their kids to see this stuff. they use this route to walk to school and that's why they want it cleaned out. >> they need to cut all of this grass and get rid of all of this stuff so people can see what's going onism at this point detectives say they don't even know the gender of the person burned. that, too will take time. they want neighbors to know they're listening to their concerns about any growing problems. >> it's a situation where we
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need to clean up that area, whether it's dropping down additional lighting in that area contacting streets department, whatever. we have those resources within the city. >> reporter: okay, another look here al he lee where the body was found. again it was burned and wrapped in a blanket. reporting live in kensington, bob brooks channel6 "action news." monica. >> thanks bob. the man known as the pacific pennypack park rapist will be spending time behind bars. prosecutors say palen beat and sexually assaulted three women. investigators found him three years later in wisconsin when dna from a rape he commit there had matched the evidence here. suspects wanted for stealing from the toys r us chain may be in the toms river area. police say this criminal couple has been targeting stores in new jersey and maryland. they have allegedly taken tens of thousands of dollars worth of merchandise.
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investigators believe they may be using this car a four door cadillac. if you recognize them or know anything about the crimes please call police. >> a former top aide to new jersey governor chris christie testified in court today saying the governor was aware of plans to close lanes on the george washington bridge because she told him about it. former deputy chief of staff bridget kelly testified that she made the governor aware of a planned traffic study but she maintains it was not an act of political revenge. kelly who grew emotional while on the stand today also said she feared the governor because he had once 13 water bottle at her. christie has denied any knowledge about the lane closures and hasn't been charged. a former penn state assistant football coach took the stand today in his whistle blower and defamation lawsuit against that university. mike mcqueary claims the school retaliated against him for helping prosecutors convict jerry sandusky of child molestation. today mcqueary testified he saw sandusky sexually abuse a
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boy in a team shower in 2001 and then he reported it to joe paterno and two school administrators. mcqueary says sandusky was allowed to continue using team facilities for years after that until he was charged with child molestation in 2011 but after sandusky's arrest mcqueary was put on paid leave and ordered to stay away from team property. he's seeking $4 million in damages. >> professors are marching the picket lines for a third straight day as state universities in pennsylvania. the faculty strike began after contract talks broke down. it is affecting more than 100,000 students including those at west chester where it is homecoming weekend. the football game will he go on because the coaches are part of a separate bargaining union. vernon odom will have a live report from campus for us at 4:30. >> now to a first check of the accuweather forecast on what promise to be the last of our summer-like streak here. fall is about to make a come back. >> nice while it lasted.
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let's go outside to meteorologist adam joseph for the update. >> summer-like part of the entire school and work week is just about over but we are still extremely warm and in fact the warmest spot in the midatlantic. we have been at 79 degrees for the last three hours in philadelphia but that northwesterly wind is knocking on the doorstep and now pushing into western lancaster county. it's down to 64 in washington, 52 in pittsburgh and just 48 buffalo and binghamton. storm tracker6 live double scan will show there's a line downpours and a few thunderstorms in western lancaster county. this is slowly working from the southwest to the north and east and will continue to somewhat fall apart as it pushes in during the evening hours but there you can see some of those heavier downpours and again a rumble of thunder or two into lancaster baltimore as well as washington. so it's a friday evening. if you're heading out on the town it's dry at first but notice we go from the 70's at 7 o'clock to the 60's between 8 o'clock and 9 o'clock. 50's by 11 o'clock.
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falling temperatures the winds kick up and also light showers will be passing through as well so we're going to notice a drop in temperature by 30 degrees by tomorrow morning. scattered downpours and some showers overnight tonight. winds will howl over 40 miles an hour throughout evening saturday and any breaks of sun will hold off until later on tomorrow afternoon. we'll talk about the damp start to the weekend and what it means for the second half. monica coming up in that full accuweather forecast. >> sounds good. thank you adam. turning now to the race for the white house. donald trump will be campaigning in bucks county in a few hours. right now he's holding a rally in johnstown, pennsylvania. earlier today he took a rare jab at michelle obama. the republican candidate accused the first lady of attacking hillary clinton in the 2008 primaries but complained about the amount of campaigning she's doing this year. trump also says he's adding even more events to his schedule so that he has no regrets on election day. in about a half hour hillary clinton will be at a get out the vote rally in cleveland ohio.
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meanwhile her husband's campaigning hard in the battleground state of florida. this event in orlando kicked off his stronger together bus to. he'll be spending the next few days holding rallies as he he travels to pensacola. >> this reminder our jim gardner will host the final live debate for the pennsylvania senate race. send us your questions for pat toomey and katie mcginty. use #6abcaction or send an e-mail to join the action at 6abc.com. the debate is live from temple university monday night. it starts at 7 o'clock right here on 6abc. >> well, it's the line he's been anxiously waiting, preying and hoping to hear. "live with kelly" and richard curtis. and today this husband and father from perkasie and tv teacher at souderton high school is living the dream. he edged out contestants from all over the country he to get a chance to sit in one of the most coveted seats in the tv business. >> richard curtis.
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[cheers and applause] >> there he is, souderton high school teacher mr. richard curtis walked onto the set of "live with kelly" officially becoming her co-host for the day. [cheers and applause] more than 2,000 of his most loyal fans filled the school's gymnasium watching on giant screens the excited students burst into tears. thread no idea until the show aired this morning that he won. their he reaction even showed up on the show. >> i think he's doing awesome. he killed it the past week. i think what he taught his class is what he's telling on the tv. >> shout out to souderton high school. i know you guys are watching. [applause] >> this is the richard curtis we know. every day he brings the thunder and he's bringing the thunder on kelly right now. >> on the "live with kelly" and you contest the technology education teacher initially beat out thousands of people auditioning with pitched videos sent from across the country. 20 people were picked to come on the show with eliminations each day whittled down to just two yesterday.
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>> richard is an incredible guy and he embodies what souderton school district really about. woar about inspiration innovation and taking care of people. >> his ability to just relate and connect with absolutely anybody. >> later curtis was able to thank the kids and staff for allowing him to pursue his dream. >> from the bottom of my heart thank you everybody. it means so much that i got to go do that today. i hope i made you proud. >> now the assistant principal has a request for kelly. >> all right, kelly. here's the deal. you got richard for a day. i want to invite you back to souderton now to broadcast live from our gymnasium. >> these kids are depending on mr. curtis. that's because he's -- reporting at souderton high school, annie mccormick channel6 "action news." >> all right, i hope kelly takes him up on that offer and of course now richard goes back to his day job there at souderton high school with some pretty excited and proud students as you saw. he says the only difference now is that he can as he he
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says put some weight behind his words because now he's really done live tv and didn't he rock it. >> yes, he did. >> he did. what an awesome guy. mr. curtis. >> good for him. >> thank you so much. >> time right now for a check of our "action news" traffic report. >> lets he go live to matt pelman in the "action news" traffic center getting us home on a friday afternoon. >> he's a superstar that's for sure. we've got some excitement on the roads not nearly as fun that is a brian and monica but a number of accidents and broken down vehicles on 95 in northeast philadelphia an accident southbound side just south of woodhaven road that's take out the right lane. you can see the traffic getting by in the left lanes but it is jammed solid coming south of street road there on 95. now if you're headed the other way toward new jersey through bucks county on 95 northbound you, too, are being treated to speeds of 12 miles per hour. that's because of construction blocking one of the two lanes on 95 northbound approaching
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the scudder falls bridge. if you're headed toward the garden state i would do so via route one but if you're coming southbound on route one there was a broken down vehicle now just pushed off to the side here south of neshaminy so both lanes are opened but coming away from langhorne you're hitting a lot of traffic headed down towards the turnpike the southbound side of one. on the turnpike eastbound a broken down vehicle past norristown gone now but a broken down vehicle blocking bells mill road. in chester county a crash on 202 northbound just north of matlack street. one lane blocked so jams here as well through the west chester area. let's grab the ipad do the commuter report on this friday afternoon traveling through bellmawr camden on 295 bunch of problems. a crash on the northbound side by 42 and just 18 miles per hour to accompany it. we'll check it again brian and monica, coming up in the next half hour. >> very good matt. see you then. up next here on a friday afternoon internet outage. hackers attack major web sites
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impacting users up and down the east east coast. >> a he -- a proposed development on jewelers' row. >> wind chills -- a popular harry potter festival. we'll give you a sneak peek at this year's magical transformation.
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>> ♪ >> we've got breaking news on a friday afternoon. word that the three day old strike involving faculty at pennsylvania state colleges public colleges is now over. the faculty says it has reached a tentative agreement with pennsylvania state s higher education. they say they are taking some concessions as regards to salary and benefits in exchange for eliminating some
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of the ideas they did not like but again, this strike that began at 5 o'clock wednesday morning is now over this afternoon and that involves 14 public state colleges across pennsylvania. we will continue to get the details and bring it to you as this newscast continues. >> if you had a problem loading certain web sites today, you weren't alone. a he key internet firm was hit by a cyber attack. impacting users up and down the east coast. a firm called den is still trying to figure out how it happened and who is responsible. they say the attack sent an overwhelming amount of information to their machines. twitter pay pal are major companies that experienced issues. den manages web traffic of those sites. >> wells fargo may be forced to close many of its branches as the fallout from its fake account scandal deepens. the bank is now under criminal investigation for allegedly pressuring employees to fraudulently champ -- charge
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customers for accounts they never authorized. analysts say the mounting costs could require wells fargo to shut as many as a sickth of its locations. the bank lab ordered to pay 190 millions in fines. the dow slipping 16 points. about 16 and a half on the day. the nasdaq rising 15 and a half points, the s & p 500 off marginally just a fraction of a point today. >> new developments today in the fight to protect jewelers' row. developer toll brothers wants do replace several of the buildings on sansom street with a condominium tower today a historical commission panel voted to put three of those properties on the register of historic places possibly saving them from demolition. however today's decision is not final. it still needs approval from the full historical commission when it meets november 10th. >> turning once again to accuweather. it's been another beautiful day out there. >> gorgeous. >> yeah. >> really so pretty. some changes though coming.
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it's not going to make most folks happy. let's go to add jam -- adam joseph. >> most of us still seeing sunshine but you can see he some heavy rain now pushing into downtown lancaster and it is raining fairly heavy at times here. there have been a couple of rumbles of thunder but really the dynamics with this with respect to some energy to produce lightning as really kind of waned here in the last half hour so no lightning strikes at the present time but very heavy rain in lancaster now on the edge of smithville and quarryville. notice this is working more from the south to the north and not very quickly from the west to the east so it's going to be a slow progression to see some of this rain push towards the city of philadelphia. but the temperature drop in lancaster as that rain and front is pushing in went down 12 degrees in the last hour, 67 now in lancaster. it's 77 in reading, 77 in wilmington. you can see the upper 70's across the majority of our area.
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the exception beach haven cape may with that easterly wind a little bit cooler since the water temperature is only in the upper 60's. right now as we look at october, so far we're again more than halfway through the month, we're running 4 degrees above normal and precipitation we're down about an inch from that normal, so we can kick these temperatures down a little bit to get a little more fall feeling around here and also we need the desperately need some rain around here. we'll get a little bit of it tonight. again you can see some of that rain entering from the west. the clouds are about to push into parts of western chester county, eastern berks county and again we're not looking at thunderstorms overnight but it is going to be some scattered showers entering philadelphia, delaware, southern new jersey, lehigh valley by 9 o'clock tonight and notice the drop in at that into the 50's at that hour. we're all in the 50's by midnight starting early tomorrow morning it is a damp start to the weekend with temperatures only in the 40's. it is very late in the day at 5:00 p.m. maybe you get some sun returning from the southwest to the north and east so kind of a dreary day
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tomorrow with highs only staying in the low to mid-50's. in addition, winds will be howling between 30, 40, 45 miles an hour right into the afternoon hours tomorrow and that's not good news with a combination of rain and wind especially for the fall foliage up in the poconos. saturday 48 degrees. not the best of days. but even by sunday with that sun returning, a lot of leaves will be ripped off because of those winds and rain with a temperature of 56. your four day at 4:00 forecast here again it is a damp start to the weekend. chilly, windy, 56 degrees, some breitling very late in the day -- brightening very late in the day. sunshine 64 sunday still on the windy side for both the eagles and union game. monday lots of sun 63 then a chilly breeze sets in but it stays dry on tuesday, temperatures tumble back to around 57 and we'll have the rest of the seven-day forecast in the next half hour. >> sounds good. thank you. still ahead a local high school band gets to make its
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priorities usa action >> ♪ >> for harry potter fans tomorrow is pretty much the superbowl or you could say the quidditch cup. it's the sixth annual festival in chestnut hill and the largest and most exciting yet. whether you're a potter die hard or new to the hogwarts school there's magical fun on tap. >> we are all in the spirit of harry potter. >> and tomorrow germantown avenue magically transforms into dy gone al he lee and
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everything everything is dumbing up harry. >> ties, necklace. >> we start here. >> a signature scarf. >> when you buy the scarf you get the glasses. >> i mean, you have to do it. >> up the road at thread well wizards big and small can stock up on all kinds of hogwarts essentials all of the businesses taking great care to channel the mystical essence of the immensely popular series and muggles come from near and far. >> we have seen people come as far as washington, ohio and north carolina tennessee. >> for the first time ever they're shutting down germantown avenue for the festival and there's tons of free fun including a session with the sorting hat. >> hoeffel puff. >> the market at fairway is selling all kinds of harry potter delicacies from frogs to pretzel wands. >> this is a bread coder with
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exploding dip. >> of course butter beer and this year they're taking it seriously. >> cheers. >> is that what they say cheers. for libations of the alcoholic kind, paris bistro has a funky green possession for you. >> we went with polly juice possession this year which is a drink that you take to change your identity for a short amount of time. >> another good festival. >> top with the beer dumbbell dorf. septa becomes the hogwarts local harry and dumbledore will be at jefferson station from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and they'll ride the train with festival goers to chestnut hill. pretty cool especially if you love your harry potter. >> sounds amazing. thank you. >> a delaware band headed to london to perform in their new year's day parade. >> ♪ the middletown high school
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marching band is practicing hard for their international debut. the formal invitation was today here at the school and they were invited to march into the historic books. 8,000 performers from all over the world will march the 2-mile parade route passing some of london's most famous buildings. a big congratulations. >> business leaders veterans and students went to extreme heights for a good cause. they all rappeled 29 stories that's more than 300 feet down the side of two commerce square in center city. it was all to raise awareness and money to provide scholarships for philadelphia's outward bound school. their goal is to encourage students to challenge themselves in all kinds of ways while learning valuable outdoor skills. >> terrific. >> how about that. >> we'll have much more for you to come on "action news" at 4:00 right after this. >> ♪ my son max can't live in trump world. so i'm crossing party lines and voting for hillary.
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>> ♪ >> "action news" continues with meteorologist adam joseph, alicia vitarelli, sharrie williams and brian taff. >> ♪ >> it is 4:30. sharrie is off, monica malpass joins us. we begin with breaking news. the faculty strike at 14 pennsylvania state universities is officially over. today was the third day of the walkout that disrupted classes for more than 100,000 students. >> we learned just a short time ago that a tentative contract agreement has been reached right now. "action news" reporter vernon odom live on the campus of west chester university with the latest. vernon. >> reporter: monica and brian, this came after three days of on and off negotiations in harrisburg
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between the chancellor's office and the faculty union representing those 5500 teachers across the pennsylvania system. it is the first time they've had a strike by the fact too he in 34 years in this pennsylvania system. as you look at some of the things we shot here today, west chester university was gearing up for their homecoming weekend with full plans for full ceremonies and services at a football game over the weekend. but now there's great cheer here on the campus. we've just had a chance to talk to just a few people a few minutes ago. many of the students were out supporting the teachers but now that apparently they've had a tentative agreement here's a statement from dr. kenneth mash the leader of the union that was on strike and i quote here our primary goals were to preserve quality education for our students protect our adjuncts from exploitation and make sure the variety of faculty work are respected. weary leaved to have an agreement there he preserves
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quality public higher education in pennsylvania and allows our members to get back into the classroom where they belong. again a great deal of relief here after this three day strike suddenly ending late today. there were few signs of it coming to an end this quickly. homecoming reservations -- homecoming ceremonies and things like that were planned for over the weekend. now they'll be back on in full including the marching band. now, ironically, ironically, going to -- governor tom wolf was here in west chester early this afternoon. he told several students who asked him to come to the campus that i hope this thing will be over very soon and indeed, the governor who is not the direct point person on negotiating these contracts was right. he has obviously had something knowing that things were close to a settlement. all is happy here on the west chester campus. i'll be back later with more reaction from a very relieved student body and faculty and administration. live in west chester, i'm vernon odom, channel6 "action news." >> all right, vernon thanks very much. a south jersey school bus
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driver lab arrested on child pornography charges. 55-year-old robert lynch is a bus driver for the moorestown school district and moorestown friends school. police say they found child pornography on digital media devices inside his home on austin avenue in the then dora section of gloucester township. lynch is now charged with third degree possession of child pornography. he was released on his own recognizance. >> three men arrested for the attack on postal carrier in delaware county that happened back in january are lined bars. mark white derek dawson and joseph merrian are charged with the assault in morton. the pennsylvania torn general say the postal worker was punched more than 10 times after being confronted by these alleged attackers. the attorney general said it started when one of the suspects asked the postal carrier why he was blocking the road with his mail truck. each of the three suspects remains behind bars. philadelphia police and the fbi are hoping to catch this suspected bank robber. officials say he went into the wells fargo bank on south 13th
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street in south philadelphia yesterday armed with a gun. the man ordered employees to put up their hands and asked for money. but a few moments later the suspect left empty handed. anyone with information is asked to call 215-418-4000. >> welcome news for some of you here a construction project that caused headaches for thousands of septa commuters is finally complete. regional rail service had to be suspended between swarthmore and elwyn for 11 weeks while the crum creek via duct was rebuilt. today officials held a ceremony to celebrate their finished product in nether providence the new bridge is designed to last 100 years. any future delays are well into the future. >> well, we've been spoiled all week and i think that's about to come to an end. >> yeah, this hot flash so to speak in october just about over. >> absolutely. >> about to get kind of a whiplash so to speak of winter-like air by tomorrow morning. could feel like the 30's in some northwestern suburbs. >> my goodness.
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>> it is beautiful at the present time in penn's landing right above there you could see the blue sky pretty brilliant today, just a few cumulus clouds here in the city. temperature on the verge of 80 degrees, slightly humid with a dewpoint of 62. and a southerly wind at 10 miles an hour and there's that slide in temperature as we go through tomorrow morning. increasing clouds overnight tonight. rain will be pushing in here this evening from the west to the east. the rain lingers into the morning hours tomorrow at times, kind of a damp drizzlely showery start to your saturday. 52 in the city, 40's in the suburbs but with winds over 40 miles an hour it will chill you to the bone. it is knocking on the doorstep pushing through parts of berks and lancaster county at the present time. we will chat about this kind of dreary start to the weekend but we will brighten it up for you by sunday. >> good. >> i'll have all those he details and those temperatures in that seven-day forecast. >> thank you. >> thanks adam. >> children in the parkside sec of the city have a beautiful new playground to and joy today. 200 volunteers from target
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joined kaboom playground builders here at the discovery charter school on parkside avenue. he they laid down a safe landing surface and assembled brightly colored playground equipment. this is the 15th playground built by target and kaboom. the owner of a south jersey nonprofit is speaking out after his organization was targeted by vandals. rick williams live in the news room with more. rick. >> monica thank you. that's right police are trying the figure out just who is behind this heart less hack. troy memis runs the nonprofit out of the back of his pizza shop and he says in the last two weeks vandals have slashed tires on his property not once but twice leaving behind nearly a thousand dollars worth of damage. he spoke to "action news" reporter gray hall today and gray will have much more on his story coming up tonight at 5 o'clock. also coming up tonight in health check how a local family whose child lost her battle with cancer is looking to turn their grief into hope for other kids in the same situation. just some of the stories we're working on for you when
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we see you in just a little bit on "action news" at 5 o'clock. until then back to the studio. brian see you it. >> see you shortly rick. if you're in the market or a vacation home on wheels you might consider heading to the jersey shore this weekend. the new jersey fall rv show kicked off today and for the first time ever it's being held at the wildwoods convention center. all of the best selling rv brands are on display throughout the weekend. admission is $10 a day. and tickets can be bought right there at the door. >> much more ahead on "action news" at 4:00. a mistake made at a plant that makes alcoholic beverages leads to a chemical spill in made several people sick. >> and an eight-year-old is responsible for returning one man's most precious item that he lost on a tubing trip. how this incredible wedding ring reunion happened in big talkers. >> and meteorologist adam joseph returns with a full forecast for your weekend from accuweather when "action news" at 4:00 comes right back. >> ♪
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>> iraqi forces celebrated victory today in the town of
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bartela west of mosul after getting it back from the islamic state group. also today the pentagon identified the american killed in iraq yesterday as 34-year-old navy chief petty officer from anaheim california. well, a new memorial at pulse nightclub honors the 49 people who were shot to death there in june. artists revealed a mural with hearts painted in colors of the rainbow at that gay club in orlando. the mural has a white background where people can leave their own messages and tributes. before that mural was unveiled last night the gates surrounding the club were opened for the first time since that attack. >> more than 30 people were sent to the hospital after a chemical spill in kansas. it happened at this planter which produces premium distilled spirits and employs about three lunn people. officials say the spill happened when two chemicals were mistakenly combined. it produced a cloud of fumes
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over the plant that forced temporary evacuations of nearby neighborhoods. everyone was allowed back in a few hours later. a texas mother and her four small children suffered minor injuries when their suv took a terrifying plunge off a bridge. it happened yesterday on an interstate south of san antonio. officials say the mother hit the brakes and swerved to avoid traffic. that's when her vehicle went over a concrete wall and landed upside down there in a shallow river below. police say everyone in the suv was wearing a seat belt and that is credited with saving their lives. >> ♪ >> big talkers now and imagine this. you are on a tubing trip and you lose your wedding ring. chances of finding that band in raging rapids seems slim to none, right? wrong. that's what makes this a big talker. wait until you find out who found it and how. matt was tubing with his friends in minnesota. he says he didn't think to take his ring off because he always wears it and at one point it was just gone.
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>> i started crying like a baby. i really did. i never in my wildest dreams would have thought i would see my ring again. >> enter eight-year-old matthew ortloff camping with his mom when he found a gold ring it was engraved with matt and his wife's initials and their wedding date so the family got to work they tracked them down through the monday minute marriage system and then on facebook. big matt says little matthew and his honesty give him hope for the future of his country and he wishes more kids could be like him. speaking of marriage when getting dressed for a date there's probably one thing you probably shouldn't wear. wore dare wear. a wedding dress. enter this hilarious british comedian who's created a viral smash video where she pranks that some pretty unsuspecting tinder dates look like she's ready to walk down the aisle.
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>> hello. >> he's like, hm? laura bubble filmed the secret video clearly freaking a few guys out to benefit the charity stand up to cancer. it has gone wildly viral with proceeds going to charity and in case you were wondering, bubble confirms no second dates came from this experiment. come on no good sports out there. no one with a sense of humor. finally there's a guy in rhode island who hates yoga pants so much that he wrote a pretty scathing letter to the local paper laying out some fashion rules for the ladies. like women over 20 should not wear them. they belong in a yoga studio and it's disturbing to see women wearing them in public. well, this guy named allen might want to stay home on sunday. ladies are outraged over his fighting words about their beloved yoga pants so on sunday they are having a yoga
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pants parade to protest. they will wear their pants proudly and march through town calling his comments sexist and rude. so, allen, you have been called out, sir and you have been warned. don't go outside on sunday. >> that's right. allen will not be there. many other men probably will. alicia thanks very much. >> probably. >> all right, time to get another check on our roads out there right now. >> all right, matt pelman standing by in the "action news" traffic center with an update this afternoon. hey, matt. >> get the sense that allen doesn't have an awful lot going on. good afternoon brian and monica. we're saying namaste as we head out on the roads and we're hoping for a decent ride home but there are just a few complications like here in king of prussia. this is the northbound side of 202 right at the end of the on-ramp from 422. there was an accident. as you can see. the crash is now off to the side attracting a little attention as you head northbound toward the mall but this is not a terrible situation. couple other situations are giving us more substantial delays like a crash on the
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westbound pennsylvania turnpike approaching virginia drive. it's taking out the left lane. so speeds like just 10 miles per hour coming west of bensalem and route one this afternoon. the westbound turnpike looks like it normally does during the morning commute. not a pleasant experience this afternoon. on the northeast extension of the turnpike a truck has broken down northbound just beyond the mid-county toll plaza. that's in the center lane causing which some delays on the eastbound turnpike. broken down truck in blocking bells mill. stick to germantown avenue as a an alternate. getting into new jersey still have construction they're saying until 8 o'clock tonight along 95 at the scudder falls bridge. you're seeing delays in both directions. really want to stick with route one the super highway to get into or from new jersey instead of 95 there in bucks county this afternoon. in mercer county there was a crash along 195 westbound just cleared out so speeds are on the uptick there but in haddon heights watching a crash right by lenny's driving school.
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i think some people need the help of and will knee. the crash is at the white horse pike and kings highway. still have that bus accident as well in northern delaware along silver side road and deal road. harvey road a possible alternate around that. we'll check it again brian and monica coming up in the 5 o'clock hour. >> very good. namaste. um next we get your full accuweather forecast for the weekend ahead. >> also stepping outside sky6 hd live over philadelphia international airport. meteorologist adam joseph with that seven day for your weekend and more next.
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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. >> ♪ >> td bank employees left their desk behind and spent the day giving back to the community. they joined other volunteers planting 50 trees in cadwalader part in trenton. the mayor helped out and the too he is working to improve the park and build a brand new
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program. >> nice day to be in the park today. >> yeah. >> tomorrow. >> not so much. but you know what, those trees will get watered overtight tonight so it's a good thing. it's a win-win situation and the temperatures will be cut back as we go over the neck 12 hours. as we look at the present radar radar imagery most of us sunny and dry. rain other increase through western berks county and knocking on the doorstep of parts of the lehigh valley and the poconos as we close in some heavy rain now working to the east of lancaster right along route 30 also if you're in honey brook, 322 northwest bound there or even 222 near lincoln, very wet drive here this evening and that rain will continue to slowly push from the west to the east and one thing to note. the winds are going to be strong. we have some showers coming in tonight throughout the beginning of your saturday that will rip the leaves off the trees and leaves when they're wet on the pavement surfaces can act like ice in
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the winter so as you try to brake if you hit some of those wet leaves you could slide with your car so just watch that over the next 24 hours. 79 right now in philadelphia. still very balmy. 78 in trenton. upper 70's lehigh valley, even the poconos 71 but with that front coming in and the rain we've dropped to 63 now in lancaster while it's in the upper 70's one county over. we look to the west a little spin in the atmosphere, low pressure. we're not going to see a lot of rain maybe a quarter to a half inch but just enough to dampen that ground and give us a little bit rain that we need around here after a very dry month so far. but take a look at the temperatures by tomorrow morning. upper 40's for most of the suburbs. 50 for philadelphia. periods of rain overnight and those winds really increasing after the midnight hour. as low pressure winds up in new england here, showers for the first part of saturday giving way to very late day sunshine. winds between 40, 45 miles an hour gusting throughout the day.
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a high of just 56 degrees. and then that low continues to make its journey he into canada, deep blue sky behind it on sunday but winds still stay very breezy if not wand with gusts between 30 and 35 miles an hour at 64 before this next front comes through to drop temperatures by tuesday. we have the philadelphia eagles back home second half of the weekend 1:00 p.m. on sunday. seasonably cool, very typical football weather. low 60's. but with winds gusting 30 plus miles per hour and funneling through the stadium, there could be some issues with trying to handle that ball throughout the game. as we look at the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast again 56 with a damp morning tomorrow windy all day and just very late day sun possible. it's bright but still windy on sunday. warmer at 64. a beautiful monday, 63 before the front comes through and knocks those temperatures back into the upper 50's but it's dry tuesday, wednesday and really the next chance for any showers doesn't come until the end of next week with
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temperatures in the low to the middle 60's. so, not the best timing to have a pattern change here as you approach the weekend but. >> it happens. >> still enjoy. >> thank you sir. >> thanks adam. >> with changes in store you can rely on 6abc.com/weather through the weekend. use storm tracker6 live radar to stay up to date as the rain does move through and of course follow each our meteorologists on facebook and twitter as cooler temperatures return. >> the philadelphia film festival is officially under way now. it kicked off last night with a red carpet premiere. over 10 days they'll show 110 movies from 23 dust countries. last night people packed into the prince theater in center city for a screening of lala land one of the directors is from our area. >> it's not based on any preexisting songs or broadway hit and it's a love story, so trying to convince hollywood to make it took some time but once we got the cameras
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rolling it was just a blast. >> also in attendance last night alicia vitarelli served as emcee. the 25th philadelphia film festival runs through october 28th. and lest you forget what she looks like here she is again. >> hell he low. hi. that was a grit event. >> i bet. >> the film festival is amazing and we love the local connections. if you're looking for some fall fun i have some great freebies coming up. >> all right. stick around for that. >> ♪ 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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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. >> it is freebie friday. we start with a fun halloween freebie for kids. how cute is this? tomorrow disney stores across our area will be hosting a free halloween dress rehearsal event. this is for kids ages three and up. get them dressed up in their costumes. there's going to be a parade free games crafts and giveaways. contact your local disney store for timing. they vary store to store.
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also tomorrow it's free story time at barnes and noble. head to your local store at 11 o'clock in the morning for a free reading of little blue truck halloween and i need my monster. there are also free activities for the kids. that's always a fun event for them. also, tomorrow k-mart stores are offering a free giant halloween coloring book and crayons. this is for kids under the age of 12. for a little sweet treat mrs. fields will send you a free cookie when you share your story about your personal hero. that hero also qualifies for a chance to win $5,000 that will be donated to the charity of their choice. lots of free activities happening this weekend tomorrow at franklin square in philadelphia it's the annual pumpkin patch from noon until 2:00 bring the kids to pick a free pumpkin and then they decorate it to take home this is for kids under the age of 10 and of course we mentioned this earlier in the show but do not forget tomorrow is the annual harry potter festival in chestnut hill. all day there are free events
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and hogwarts focused fun. all these he details on 6abc.com. monica. >> sounds good. thank you alicia. the london zoo is showing off its first ever baby lemur. it was actually born july 1st but has only emerged from its see sea including nesting box for the first time this week. the species of lemur are unique because they have that unusually large middle finger. it's associated with doom in their native can't he tree of madagascar. they're afraid if it points its long finger at you death is not too far away. >> yes, it's not being offensive, it's just a situation. [laughter] >> that is kind of cute though. that will do it for "action news at 4:00. for monica malpass sharrie williams alicia vitarelli and adam joseph i'm brian taff. join me along with sharrie adam and ducis rodgers tonight and every night for a full hour of "action news" at 10 ooh. :on phl17. >> now here's rick williams with a look at what's ahead at
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5:00 see you in a minute. >> all right monica thank you. coming up next on "action news at 5:00 breaking news a faculty strike at pennsylvania state universities is over after nearly three days on the picket lines. also, bombshell testimony today in the bridgegate trial. what a former cyst he tea aide said -- christie aide said to the stand that could implicate the governor in the scandal. the we'll update on the campaign trail that and much more coming your way next on "action news" at 5:00. >> ♪
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>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with jaime apody meteorologist cecily tynan, rick williams and monica malpass. >> ♪ >> we begin with breaking news tonight. the faculty union for pennsylvania state university system has reached a tentative agreement. faculty members weren't on strike early wednesday morning over disagreements about pay and benefit costs. union officials say they accepted concessions to sal he reand benefits in exchange for getting rid of nearly 250 changes the state system had proposed back in june. the tentative deal goes through june of 2018.
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"action news" reporter vernon odom is live at west chester university tonight one of the schools affected by the strike and he'll have much more coming up on "action news" at 6:00. >> meantime new at 5:00 vandals target a south jersey nonprofit that helps children with special needs. the organization and a nearby business have both been hit. now police are trying to figure out if the cases are connected. right now officials are looking for a person of interest or maybe people who are responsible for that series of tire slashings. >> the victim a group that helps kids with disabilities enjoy sports. "action news" reporter gray hall is live in harrison township new jersey with the full story tonight. gray. >> reporter: well, rick and monica, the executive director of that program also owns a pizza shop behind me. he says he's puzzled as to why this would happen and he's hoping police will be able to make an arrest. >> you can tell they're ice picks. you have one, two, three, three, four, five in this tire. >> reporter: troy memis owner of holy tomato two

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