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"action news" delaware valley's leading news program. with rick williams, sara bloomquist, and meteorologist, david murphy.
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good afternoon, we begin with the transit shut down impacting nearly a half million septa riders. 4700 union workers walked of the job and are on strike. i'm sara bloomquist and the big story on "action news" is the contact impasse that brought is the city's subways and trolleys and buss to a halt. >> we have team coverage this afternoon. bob brooks has more on the commuters but first wendy saltzman is live outside of the hotel where septa and the union are trying to work out a deal. >> reporter: we are told that both sides said they were willing to negotiate throughout the night but at midnight the talks broke down and that is when the strike became official. sources are telling us they are
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interested in going back to the table but there is no official proposal or when the talks will resume. septa employees have now stepped off the job and on to the picket line, this is impacting all city buses and drains and the sticking point sources say are pensions, that could cause septa tens of millions of dollars to meet the union's demands. management gets a pension in full play but workers only get pension on partial pay. >> we are working on this for two years and the thing that gets me the most. we are not being greedy, i think septa slapped the public in the face and the taxpayers in the face when they said they would do pension reform but what they did was line their pockets. >> and other issues are health care and driver fatigue. the average pay for a septa
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worker is $68,000. we expect to see the union president later this afternoon. he said a few small issues were resolved but we had to draw a line in the stand somewhere. >> we could come together for bathroom breaks and lunch time for operators and scheduling and operating fatigue and that sort but we couldn't come to any kind of agreement. >> septa released a statement saying that mr. brown walk add way from a contract offer with raises and enhanced benefits and continued job security. >> also, just in union ocs are telling us they expected a proposal from septa any time now but septa has not confirmed that and they hope to have the issue resolved before the election, septa saying if they do not come to an agreement, they would come
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to get people to the polls. wendy saltzman channel 6 "action news." >> lets switch live now to reporter, bob brooks at septa's olney station. bob, you are watching all morning as riders switched to plan b as they switched to rails. >> reporter: i have been out here all morning and this olney platform is not typically that crowded by so many people here in the mornings, but today you could barely get a spot on the platt enforcement. it was so crowded at one form, the police officer here would not allow us to go up with our tripod for fear of knocking people off. that was the situation here and like most people they are not happy about the strike. >> you typically don't see the police officer ushering people at the rail stops nor a crowded
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platform at daylight. >> we have extra company today -- >> yes, it's crazy. >> all a result of the septa strike -- i asked the crowd this morning if they usually take the regional rail line, and it's a mixed review. >> you normally take regional rail -- >> for those that normally ride it it's not the typical crowd. >> they will all not get on this train. >> for those that don't it's not where they want to be. >> usually take broad street, with that down i have to choice to get here to get to classes. >> the regional rail is the only train operating around the city during the strike. >> live in huntsing park, it took me 40 minutes to walk from hunting park to here. >> and big ones at home. >> a big inconvenience for my son. >> why? >> he has autism and is used to a regular routine.
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>> we spoke with a rider who same thesed with the situation. >> there are issues with pensions and health care and they are serious and should be addressed. we are inconvenienced but these are relevant issues. >> now, another option for people that you might want to check into. if you are familiar with uber, uber pool is expanding its service to cover all of septa during the strike. it's 75% cheaper than regular uber, something you might want to keep in mind. bob brooks, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. the philadelphia school district is open today even as the septa strike continues. >> more than 50,000 philadelphia students who normally ride the subways and buses and trolleys had to find another way to get to class this morning. here at south philadelphia high school many parents were doing the drop-offs inside.
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yellow buses are continuing to operate and students that ride septa but cannot make it to school or get their late will be marked as an excused absence or late arrival. and it made for a slower ride for usual on the city's major ser highways including here on the roosevelt boulevard chopper 6 hd was over the gridlock in the southbound lanes heading into philadelphia. we'll be helping you navigate the evening commute with live cutins and on our news app account and find contingency plans for schools and businesses. and stay up to date with the strike by following facebook and twitter. now to a developing story out of montgomery county where prosecutors are trying to build their sex assault case against entertainer, bill cosby. vernon odom has more from the
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hearing at the courthouse in norristown. >> reporter: good afternoon, they just took a lunch break until early this afternoon. this is a classic suppression hearing cosby's defense team trying to get key evidence against him thrown out by the time this case goes to trial in june. >> bill cosby back in court today in what seems to be an endless chain of pretrial m maneuvers against the entertainer who is now 79 and legally blind. they are suppose to have known sexual accusers testify to a pattern of bad acts when he goes on trial for molesting andrea constand in '04. they claim the witnesses are not reliable because of time and
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media coverage and friendships with each other and should not be allowed to testify. the celebrated womens advocate lawyer, gloria allred represent a lot of cosby's alleged victims. >> i said the court will allow some or all of those witnesses to testify, because i do think that the prosecution is correct when it states that their testimony would tend to show a common theme or plan by mr. cosby. and therefore it is relevant. >> the prosecution says that cosby used his fame and power to friend naive young women and used drugs and or alcohol to sexual assault them. and the defense wants to suppress a deposition that cosby gave in the constand case 12 years ago. >> reporter: sara this hearing
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is scheduled to go through tomorrow and resume again in december. live at the montgomery county courthouse in norristown. vernon odom, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. four children were on a school bus that collided with another car in philadelphia' frankford section this morning. first responders carried some of the very young students to a waiting ambulance at the intersection of folcroft. federal investigators are heading to baltimore maryland where at least six people died when a school bus crash nood a transit bus. the bus was on its way to pick up the first children when is hit a transit bus. the school bus drive ever was killed along with at least five people on the transit bus. now to the race for the white house, we are exactly one week away from the election. donald trump is pushing for
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voters in the philadelphia suburbs today. the presidential nominee started to speak at a rally in king of prussia. trump's running mate mike pence is at the event as well. walter perez will have a live report from king of prussia in our next half hour. >> meanwhile on the democratic side hillary clinton is focusing on voters getting to the polls for early voting particularly in critical battleground states like florida. heading back to the sunshine state for three different rallies this afternoon. yesterday clinton continued to defend herself from a new fbi examination of emails, claiming there is no case out there. >> a poll shows hillary clinton with a lead in pennsylvania, the numbers show hillary clinton leading donald trump 49% to 38% among likely numbers, but most of the interviewing was done
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before the word broke about hillary clinton's emails. in the hotly contested senate race, katie mcgintsy is leading toomey 47% over 35%. one in six remain undecided. the margin of error is plus or minus 5%. still to come on "action news" at noon, new developments in the bridge gate trial, a jury resumed deliberating the case with two of christie's former allies. and a pipeline shut down for the second time in two months because of an explosion in alabama. and it could impact gas prices again. a few for clouds coming into the western suburbs now cool out there but a warm-up just around the corner, i'll have that story in the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast.
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once again the big story is the city wide accept tra strike that went into effect just after midnight this morning. it's forcing people to find other ways to get to work and school. this super darby station, where the riders from the suburbs come in on the regional rail line, today a different story.
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because of the strike many people were walking or being forced to pay for cabs or an uber vehicle. we want to know how the strike is affecting you? share your commute stories with us using #6abcaction or email us at breaking news now chopper 6 hd is over philadelphia international airport where an american airlines flight is currently being delayed at the gate. american airlines flight 2051 was suppose to depart from philadelphia headed to miami at 9:55. there is an unconfirmed report that a passenger brought a samsung note 7 on to the plane, you remember those are the phones that are banned because of the risk of fire. again no confirmation that that is the case but all passengers are taken off the plane and being rescreened. from our new jersey newsroom
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now the jury has resumed deliberation in the bridge gate trial. to decide if two allies of chris christie's took part in the george washington bridge closures for pay back. the days of cheap gas in new jersey are now over. a steep gas tax increase took place overnight. a 23 cent gas taxes took placeover night. to pay for transportation projects in the garden state. an explosion closed the alabama pipeline that supplies gas to millions of people for the sec time in two months. it ignite aid blast that kill aid worker and injured five others, the affects of this disruption is not immediately clear but back in september drivers faced hiked gas prices
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in several states where the pipeline closed because of the leak. we hear the conversation between police and the man they say carried out the massacre at the pulse nightclub in orlando, florida. release of 911 recordings give you a sense of omar mateen back in june. >> you are speaking with a person who pledged allegiance to the islamic state. >> tell me where you are now so i can get you some help. >> no, because you have to tell america to stop bombing syria and iraq. you get what i'm saying? >> i do. >> mateen was killed after a standoff with law enforcement. coming up tonight the "action news" troubleshooters tackle complaints for a cable company. >> tonight you'll meet two men
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with different problems stemming from the same cable company. >> you think you know your bill you may not. >> i never questioned why would that not be on there. >> he tested the system it arced from the hd wire and started smoking from the circuit boards. >> we reveal the results from our troubleshooters and one of these stories may inspire you to see if you are owed some money back. only on channel 6 "action news" at 11:00. z25pmz zi0z
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is underway for everyone that needs health insurance for the affordable care act. it opened today and lasts through january. people are facing steep increases this year. and the obama administration says that premiums will increase by 22%. and now they say that the zika virus increases in men. they tested it on mice, and male mice struggled to impress nate female mice. they do know that the virus can survive in male organs for months. men traveling to zika hot spots are urged to use protection for at least six months after exposure. lets check in with alicia vitarelli live in the newsroom with a look ahead at 5:00. >> reporter: coming up today at 4:00, the ride hailing apps will officially be legal in philadelphia and coming up in our show we'll talk about an
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alarming new study that shows the two major companies, uber and lift discriminate against riders and we'll show you. and a mother still suffering for giving birth, she was charged for a room even though she didn't have a room, she delivered in the hospital's parking lot. we'll break that down in big talkers and take us with you on the go. you can watch us streaming live on your smart phone or tablet. and i'll see you in the next half hour to talk about a new restaurant. >> accuweather is coming up. of her...wherever. he is not a person who is equipped in temperament, judgment or character to lead our troops.
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time for a check of the accuweather forecast. at least the sun was shining. people were biking and walking to work. >> and it's going be better the next couple of mornings. stormtracker 6 live double scan showing you we are dry and taking a look outside we have plenty of sunshine to the west of philadelphia some clouds are digging in and clouds and sun mix in parts of the region and right now it looks nice. it's cool now temperature 56 degrees and winds are not a problem this morning and now into the afternoon. just single digit winds now just 7 miles per hour. 50 in allentown currently. 48 in reading and 55 in wilmington and 55 in trenton and 58 in millville. and cape may be the first spot to hit 60. and here is the cloud cover i mentioned out to the west of us,
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some of you out in chester county and berks county and places like that are cloudier than here in philadelphia and the pock that everyone at times will be back and form with sun and clouds mix. 60 is your forecast high in the lehigh valley. and i think we'll hang on to a lot of sunshine in most shore spots. a high of 63 degrees, cool and a mix of sun and clouds in philadelphia. a high of 62 this afternoon, right around average and notice how the winds are expected to remain on the light side today. and then overnight, partly cloudy and not as cool and 49 degrees, this morning we got up to 40 and 39 in philadelphia. once the official number comes in and tomorrow 9 or 10 degrees milder in the morning. as we go through the rest of day tomorrow we get a surge of mild air and you see how the wins are coming in from the south and getting up into the low 70s across the region and it's warmer than that as we go into thursday. your exclusive accuweather
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seven-day forecast 62 and nice november start today and tomorrow nice and warm at least partly sunny skies and maybe even mostly sunny with a high of 73. and thursday all the way up to 78 but that is ahead of a cold front that could trigger a late day shower or thunderstorm. if septa is on strike that could be a problem for folks trying to get home. and on friday behind the system it's back to the heavier coats blustery and chill i and high of 56. and saturday and sunday we stop around 60 degrees. the unity cup on saturday and we fall back on hour on saturday night. if you're taking prescription medications, does your mouth often feel dry? a dry mouth can cause cavities and bad breath.
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"action news" at 12:30 continues. with sara bloomquist, rick williams and meteorologist, david murphy. hello again. here are the stories we are following is for you at 12:30. the union represents more than 4,000 septa workers says with no deal they had no choice but to go out on strike. and donald trump and his running mate mike pence are campaigning in our area at this hour. now the details, septa typically provided 900,000 rides a day but not today. the transportation authority bus, trolley and


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