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student reps he thought this strike would end soon. >> i mean, my first reaction was that's awesome. i'm so glad it's over. >> reporter: the picket lines here at west chester university are suddenly gone at this hour. joy and relief has spread across the 17,000 student campus tonight after word a tentative three year labor contract with the faculty and 13 other state system universities had been reached after three days of work stoppage. most students here had not had a regular classroom session since tuesday. >> i was very angry because i transferred from a big name university like nyu and the very reasons that made me want to come here were threatened to be taken away by the higher education system. >> reporter: you were happy they settled. >> very much so. >> actually i'm happy. i want to get back to learning. yeah, the teachers fought for their rights and state for their rights and i'm glad both of them like gave concessions and so i get back to learning. >> reporter: the union representing some 5500
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professors statewide has accepted concessions to salary and benefits in exchange for eliminating most of the 249 changes the state system was demanding in terms of status for adjunct professors for example. we talked with a relieved faculty member a moment ago. >> very much a relief. i was anticipating we would be out for at least for weeks. we were all ready to do it. we didn't want to do it. we didn't want to do this in there first place, right. so i'm relieved. >> reporter: the faculty union says it will release details of the contract that still must be ratified but all homecoming activities here including the marching band appearing in the homecoming parade at tomorrow's football game are now a go. >> i'm so excited about that. homecoming is going to be a blast. >> reporter: jim, the school was going forward with the full homecoming activities despite the strike. now west chester's football team will host cheney state tomorrow, another state university that was involved in the strike which is now
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over. live in west chester, i'm vernon odom channel6 "action news." >> thank you vernon. "action news" has confirmed tonight that a car accident involving the director of emergency services in delaware county at truitt is being reinvestigated amid reports truitt may have left the scene. chad pradelli is live in media with the full story. chad, what are the details. >> reporter: yeah, jim a lot of questions need to be answered in this case. chief among them, should ed truitt have been charged with hit-and-run. according to the traffic citations and sources close to the investigation, the director of emergency services in delaware county ed truitt was driving down route one south in middletown when he rear-ended the victim at the 352 off ramp. the victim was driving her daughter to day care. sources say the victim told police she pulled off on 352 into the day-care center. truitt allegedly followed but didn't get out of his car.
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circled around and drove off. the victim got the tag number to his county issued chevy at a he hoe. pennsylvania state police say they followed up on the investigation and tracked truitt at his county office just down the road on 352. law issued two traffic citations. one for failing to provide information or render aid to those involved in an accident. and following too closely behind. state police wouldn't say why he wasn't charged with hit-and-run. but says the traffic citations are being withdrawn and the circumstances surrounding the crash are now being re-examined. late this afternoon after being contacted by "action news," county counsel met with the 79-year-old truitt. counsel released a statement that reads mr. truitt has requested medical leave and is off duty from his position as director of the department of emergency services. and i spoke to truitt by phone
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just a few moments ago. he says any allegations of hit-and-run are unfounded. he says after hitting the victim he drove about a block away got out of his car assessed that he had no damage, looked for the other driver and her car, didn't see them and then left and went to work. again, state police are rehe examining this case. as for any injuries there are no serious injuries in this case. i am told by a source that the victim did have to replace her bumper. again, a court date at last check was set for november 30th for ed truitt. live in media, clad pradelli channel6 "action news." jim. >> chad thank you. this is where it happened today. the 2100 block of east allegheny avenue in the kensington section of philadelphia. a truck pulled into a drive way and the driver found a burned body in an area leading to some railroad tracks. "action news" reporter bob brooks is live at the scene tonight and bob, what are police saying? >> reporter: jim, good evening. this could be a lengthy investigation.
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there is any other much left of this body. it was found burned and wrapped in a blanket in the alley that is just behind me here and i spoke with a lot of concerned neighbors who say it's gotten out of hand back here in this alley, the drug use back here has become rampant. we're told it's an alley that has been overrun by drug users and at times worse. today a body was found wrapped in a blanket and burned. that's what prompted the investigation just off allegheny avenue. numbers we spoke with said it was only a matter of time before an incident like this happened. >> a lot of bad stuff. we have never saw anything like it. >> i know lots of drug activities is going on in here. >> reporter: some fear it could be them next. >> it happened to that person it can happen to somebody -- me or my grandchildren. >> reporter: detectives say they got the call around 8:00 a.m. a truck driver dropping off a delivery here at the factory made the gruesome discovery. neighbors say this just proves their point things are getting out of hand. walking through this al he lee and i'm looking around and you see some of those things people are concerned about
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drug paraphernalia bag geese. they really done want their kids to see this stuff. they say 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 on. >> reporter: at this point police haven't identified the person. >> 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 we spoke with hope this can serve as a wakeup call to never one in this neighborhood. >> drug activity on the railroad has been increased. i don't know if it's because they pushed it off of somerset street or tioga. nothing but addicts nothing but drugs since then >> we've lost bob brooks' transmission.
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according to testimony today, new jersey governor chris christie knew about the lane closures of the george washington bridge before they happened. bridget kelly the woman in that sketch we just showed you took the stand in her own defense in the so-called bridgegate trial today. kelly was a former aide to christie and testified she had informed christie of a so-called traffic study which caused lane closures near a month before they actually happened. christie has said he was unaware of the alleged crime. kelly faces charges that she helped plot the closures for political revenge against a player who would not endorse christie. >> ♪ the campaign trail is winding its way through bucks county tonight. donald trump will hold a rally in newtown at 7:30. "action news" reporter dann cuellar is on the political beat tonight at the newtown athletic club sports training center. dann a crowd building there. >> reporter: that's right,
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jim, the trump campaign is expecting 4500 people for tonight's rally here in newtown. some people started lining up here at 9:30 this morning. and this is one of two stops in pennsylvania, a must win state for donald trump. supporters began gathering here early in the afternoon thousands stood in long lines outside the newtown athletic club sports training center for a chance to go inside to take parter in the rally. earlier today law at the came bree he ya' county war memorial arena across the state in johnstown. he told supporters there he will overhe see the biggest tax cuts since ronald reagan promised to cut what he called job killing regulations and promised to protect religious freedom. trump is vying for pennsylvania's 20 electoral votes crucial to winning the election. hillary clinton leads trump in the key keystone state. she was up by four. with the polls tightening the trump campaign is also focusing on other he key battleground states like ohio. the latest poll in ohio released yesterday shows the
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race all tied up. >> thank you very much. >> reporter: indicative of just how crucial pennsylvania is for trump his campaign is set to spend four and a half million dollars on advertising in the final days of the race. we're live here in newtown bucks county, i'm dann cuellar channel6 "action news. jim. >> thank you dan. hillary clinton will be in philadelphia tomorrow along with her running made tim kaine. she'll campaign at a get out the vote rally following a stop in pittsburgh. this afternoon clinton was in cleveland ohio holding a similar rally to drum up support in that crucial state. trenton's oldest park now has dozens of new trees thanks to the efforts of volunteers from td bank. the volunteers along with the new jersey tree foundation planted 50 trees today in cad walter park. trenton mayor eric jackson helped dig the first hole. volunteers with td bank's tree day initiative have planted
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more than 235,000 trees in the past six years. coming up on "action news" tonight, it is cranberry season in south jersey and we have a look at this year's crop. and a high school marching band in delaware gets a special invitation from england. cecily. >> after five days in a row of temperatures in the 80's an approaching cold front will first bring us some showers and then wild winds and unseasonably cold air for a change. i'll explain in the accuweather 7-day forecast. >> and the philadelphia eagles are getting ready to take on the undefeated vikings this weekend. jeff skversky with that story when "action news" continues tonight. >> ♪ 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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>> delaware county officials held a day long summit today on issues facing young people in the criminal justice system. the summit which took place at widener university addressed how prisons and courts can address mental health and drug problems. today's participants included judges police chiefs and prosecutors. >> ♪ this is a report we look forward to every year. it is the great cranberry he reharvest in the new jersey pinelands and new jersey correspondent nora muchanic made her annual pilgrimage today. >> welcome to hog wallow burlington county home to pine island cranberry country largest and oldest cranberry he growers in new jersey owned by the haines family and for five generations they have been producing this tart red fruit on 1400 acres of poppings deep in the upon lands. >> it can be hard sometimes working with family but i think it's so much more meaningful than working for people you aren't related
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toism harvest time is intense from late september until early november workers are in the bogs from sun up until sundown. instead of shaking the berries from the vines the haines are using a new machine called the gate harrow. >> they float to the surface and it comes through and lifts it's basically a rake and the tines lift them off the vine onto the surface of the water its a lot easier on the vines and berries. >> reporter: the haines grow 30 million pounds of cranberries every year. while they used to be popular mainly at thanksgiving the industry has expanded to all kinds of products. >> craisins and juices. >> what makes a good cranberry. >> size color, soundness, firmness of the fruit. >> reporter: the haines are part of the ocean spray cooperative and sell exclusively to the company. several of the employees have been here for decades and love working outdoors.
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>> color of the berries, color of the trees when the leaves getting ready to turn it's beautiful. >> reporter: they've created a new fifty eight called what else the haines. in the hog wallow checks of chatsworth i'm nora muchanic channel6 "action news." >> a high school marching band in middletown delaware is getting ready to march into the history books. >> ♪ the middletown high school band was formally invited today to perform overseas in london's new year's day parade. a senior delegation from england was at the school this morning to extend the official invitation. the band celebrated with a special performance. >> ♪
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>> tough task for the eagles on sunday. can they rise to the occasion. >> let's hope so. sam bradford and the viking the only undefeated team left in the nfl. eagles defensive tackle
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fletcher cox says they have to punch sam bradford and the vikings in the mouth. be physical set the tone early but they may have to do it short handled the. benny logan among those listed as questionable for the game. despite losing two straight eagles coach doug pederson is not questioning whether or not he has a good football team. peterson says he'll go to battle with this group. they just have to fix the mistakes. >> i challenged the leadership of the football team, the veteran guys of the football team they're the ones that have to take ownership and kind of show the young guys how to play, how to practice, how to execute during the game. so, i really felt like coming away these last two weeks that it's still a good football team. >> last two weeks the eagles beat themselves penalties turnovers did i mention penalties? the birds cannot afford to play like that sunday. john jaworski has more.
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>> ♪ >> number one no interceptions no fumbles and number three no stupid penalties. this minnesota vikings defense is the best defense in football. the offense in minnesota under sam bradford not playing on all sill linds banged up offensive line banged up rehe receiving core and don't have much of a running game. really when you look at minnesota's five and o undefeated start right now it's based on the great play of their defense. >> it's not doom and gloom according to sixers coach brett brown because we will see first overall pick ben simmons play in january if all goes according to plan as simmons recovers from foot surgery. speaking of coming back, sixers center jahlil okafor is now expected to play in the preseason finale in miami tonight. okafor has been out since the end of last season recovering from a knee injury. sixers open the regular season wednesday. the flyers have just started yet they're already hit with their third suspension of the season.
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forward dale wiest sus is thatd for three games for his illegal hit on one of the anaheim ducks last night. college football temple owls at the linc against south florida. running back i didn't had thomas has 10 total touchdowns. they'll need him big time tonight against a very good football team. >> just a really good football team. they're undefeated in league play. own lost to florida state. >> hopefully they can get a w. we'll go one-on-one with matt rhule tomorrow morning at 9:45 on temple football playbook. the cubs are a win away from their first world series trip in 71 years. even though he's not on their nlcs roster cape may native max caesar is still helping out lending his batter and even a few personal items. >> lock are mates with addy russell and he said make sure you give me a shout out because he wore my underwear.
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he wore my leggings. south jersey, villanova be the match, bone marrow, shout out to everybody. hi mom. how you doing. >> villanova former football star and baseball star lending out his underwear. >> he's the guy who gave there bone marrow absolutely. >> right in the middle of -- at the end of the football season. >> in 2009 when they went on to win the national championship. >> cecily tynan with the accuweather forecast when we continue in just a moment. >> ♪ katie: i'm katie mcginty and i approve this message. vo: donald trump and pat toomey have plenty in common -- they're both putting pennsylvania women at risk. even after trump bragged about sexually assaulting women, toomey stood by him. on women's health - both trump and toomey would defund planned parenthood. on abortion: trump: "there has to be some form of punishment" toomey: "i would suggest that we have penalties for doctors
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who perform them." pat toomey and donald trump: too dangerous for pennsylvania women. pat toomey and donald trump: they're just wrong for the women of pennsylvania. "new fallout for donald trump..." "should a woman be punished for having an abortion?" "there has to be some form of punishment." "for the woman?" "yeah, there has to be some form." "i would support legislation in pennsylvania that would ban abortion, and i would suggest we have penalties for doctors who perform them." pat toomey and donald trump: they're not for you.
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priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. >> finally going to get some fall-like weather. the weekend accuweather forecast. >> we're on borrowed time with temperature in the 80's. big changes on the way.
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storm tracker6 live double scan slowing the cold front that will bring us the cold windy weather is also producing some showers but they're really beginning to loss their punch they're moving through honey brook right now, reading rider now it's raining. all of this is really lifting up to the north. the actual front is taking its time getting here but when it does, you will feel the difference. we've had 80-degree weather five days in a he row. peaking on wednesday with that record high of 86. now things are changing dramatically. once that front moves through, temperatures will be dropping 30 degrees by dawn in addition to that we'll get some showers, scattered overnight into tomorrow morning and the winds will be a huge factor. howling more than 40 miles per hour. and as far as the sunshine, going to have to wait most of the day. finally we'll see some breaks of sun late tomorrow afternoon. right now, though, it's still very mild right ahead of that front. philadelphia 77. allentown 70.
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millville 72. dover 70. but reading it's 62 and lancaster, the front moved through there, it's only 60 degrees. satellite6 along with action radar showing here's the leading edge of that cold front. if you look out to the west though there's some more scattered shower activity with that. we'll be dealing with that through the overnight hours. future tracker showing by 11 o'clock scattered showers steadiest to their west and the south. tomorrow morning you wake up it's cloudy. we've got some showers around. temperatures only in the 40's and low 50's and temperatures struggling to make it into the mid-50's tomorrow afternoon and again, late in the afternoon we'll see some peeks of sunshine especially west and south of philadelphia but future tracker showing the wind gusts tomorrow anywhere from about 30 to 45 miles per hour. so, the winds are going to be fierce. they'll be diminishing on sunday somewhat but 1 o'clock sunday we're still looking at wind gusts around 30 miles per hour.
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so, if you're heading to the linc for the eagles-vikings game you definitely do want to bundle up. lots of sunshine, seasonably cool. i think those winds could cause some issues with the kicking game. kickoff temperature 60 and by the fourth quarter 63. so, the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast hello fall. it's going to feel like winter though tomorrow damp in the morning sunshine late in the day. 56 degrees. but you factor in those winds. the wind chill will make it feel no better than the low to mid 40's. on sunday, it's still windy with wind gusts 30 miles an hour. bright sunshine 64. monday breezy he 63. a secondary front moves through dry. behind that system tuesday and wednesday temperatures stuck in the 50's. thursday increasing clouds, some late showers on thursday with a high of 60 and friday cloudy with some showers and a high of 65 degrees. so, kind of a weather whiplash tomorrow feeling like winter. sunday definitely the better two days of the week. >> thank you cecily.
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recess will feel a lot more fun at the discovery charter school in the parkside section of philadelphia. hundreds of volunteers from target and a nonprofit organization called kaboom pitched in today to create this new playground but the real brains behind this operation the youngsters themselves. over the summer he they designed what they would like their new playground to look like and today their ideas became the real deal. fun, hm. bc's world news tonight with david muir is next on channel six. "action news" continues at 10:00 on phl17 with brian taff sharrie williams adam joseph and ducis rodgers. please join us for "action news" at 11:00 here on channel6. for cecily tynan jeff skversky ducis rodgers and the entire "action news" team i'm jim gardner. we hope you'll join us for "action news at 11:00.
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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. i'm josh shapiro. i'll be an attorney general who always fights for you. pat toomey and donald trump: they're just wrong for the women of pennsylvania. "new fallout for donald trump." "should a woman be punshied for having an abortion?" "there has to be some form of punishment." "for the woman?" "yeah, there has to be some form." "i would support legislation in pennsylvania that would ban abortion and i would suggest that we have penalties for doctors who perform them." pat toomey and donald trump: they're not for you. senate majority pac is responsible for the content of this advertising.
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tonight, several breaking stories. the chemical cloud over an american city. you'll see the pictures. the massive spill. families told to shelter in place. more than 50 hospitalized. also breaking, a massive attack on the internet, under way right now. affecting millions of americans coast to coast. the newest attack just a short time ago. everything from netflix to amazon to ebay. the fbi responding right now. and the question, who's behind it? at this hour, the storm system moving through the northeast, from new york to boston. the system already turning deadly. the microburst, winds 95 miles per hour. clinton and trump. the handshake. the stinging jokes. but tonight, what we did not know. what the candidates said to each other when the mike wasn't on. and, developing now, the nfl star admitting he abused his ex-w

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