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action news. delaware valley's leading news program. with jim gardner. if you called it commuter chaos you wouldn't be wrong. center city traffic of the
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gridlocked and this is the way it looked inside suburban station during rush hour tonight. endless lines and canceled trains. this is how the workday ended on day one of the transit strike. it is tuesday night and the big story on action news tonight is the latest on the walk out of 4700 septa workers. but it was a far smaller number that was responsible for a whole lot of commotion tonight. this was the scene at the roberts avenue rail yard in nicetown. pickets blocked regional rail workers from going to work and that caused delays on selected commuter rail lines. septa got an injunction forcing pickets to clear the area at 5 p.m. but by then the damage had been done. and this was the result. a commuter took these pictures inside suburban station. and you can see lines stretching throughout the terminal. now, the point has to be made, many city division passengers use regional rails as an
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alternative during the strike. but it was a brutal experience tonight. and the strike caused gridlock on dozens of center city streets. chopper 6hd was over seventh and race. and this is how it seemed on north broad street as traffic inches along past the convention center. we have new reports tonight. action news reporter dann cuellar will tell the story of the strike's impact on philadelphia students. but first christie ileto was live at the sheraton downtown hotel. christie, can you update us on talks between septa and the union? >> reporter: well, jim, at last check both parties are still communicating through a state mediator. the union tells me they're waiting for an acceptable offer from septa after having rejected another offer that was presented earlier this evening. congressman bob brady has come to the hotel to meet with the unions to try to work this out. he tells action news that the good thing is that both parties
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are still talking. >> i hear they're close. >> reporter: but not close enough to strike a concrete deal. it's been almost 20 hours since 4700 transport workers walked off the jock at septa. benefits like guaranteed full pension plans have become big sticking points. >> i will try to find money, the city, the state or the feds. you know? and we can do that, we'll do than, you know? i'll do whatever i can do to figure out to do to make sure this thing gets over. >> reporter: the union wouldn't go into detail about the proposed contract this evening, only saying it was barely anything new and quickly rejected. a carpenter wouldn't elaborate, but said it's a simple request. while members from other unions picketed outside septa headquarters, some twu workers
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blocked access to the mass transit system at the height of the evening rush. the septa was able to get an injunction to keep the regional rail running as smoothly as possible. >>are you afraid it will drag o? >> i'm afraid it went one day. hope it don't go two. >> reporter: both parties say they're prepared to work this issue out well into the evening. reporting live, christie ileto, channel 6 action news. jim. >> thank you, christie. dann cuellar is live at temple university tonight. dan, one of the real concerns during a strike, what happens to tens of thousands of public school and college students who rely on mass transit? >> reporter: well, jim, it is a mess. the university itself here, temple, saying it's having a minimal impact on students here, even though broad street is devoid of septa buses in sight. the university hired shuttle buses to take students.
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but it's having a significant impact on some students here and elsewhere. the traffic seen on broad along temple's main campus, septa buses missing. instead, scenes like this. mobs of students trying to get on shuttle buses hired by temple because of the strike. but this one is very late. >> almost two hours waiting on the bus. >> reporter: the shuttle bus? >> had to stop running. shutting everybody down. >> two hours. >> reporter: two hours. for a shuttle bus? >> yes. five went down and then the one that came, it was packed to the gills. no one could get on it. went right past us. >> reporter: at community college in spring garden, a commuter college of 35,000 students, there were many empty chairs in classrooms. >> we estimated 25 to 50% were missing today. >> reporter: and those who made it. >> it was horrible. i used to take the train, now i walked two hours to get here. and this cold weather.
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i'm sick. >> it affects me, i got to get to school. luckily my teachers accommodated with me. but i had to take lyft. that's hard, that's money. that or ride a bike. i don't like bikes. >> reporter: some have come with innovative ideas to accommodate students during the strike. >> we decided to make online lectures and put them online so they can watch on their phones. this is dr. faye and this is a makeup lecture for introduction to sociology. >>ly check in on students and see what suits them and what develops with the strike. hopefully this will work out fine. >> reporter: jim, overall it's been an adjustment for many students. some having to walk two or three miles or further. others trying to catch an early ride from friends or family and arriving on campus long before classes started because it was the only ride that they could get. live here at temple university, dann cuellar, channel 6. >> thank you, dan. the morning team will get an
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early start again tomorrow to provide you with the latest overnight developments in the strike and we ask you to join us beginning at 4 a.m. and we'll help you navigate the morning commute with special live digital cut-ins on 6abc.com and the 6abc news app. and that begins at 7:00. other news at this hour, a gunman on the run in philadelphia. he shot his victim in the back. chopper 6hd was over the homicide scene on the 1400 block of east lycomeing an hour and a half ago. police recovered a gun believed to be the murder weapon. eagle's wide receiver josh huff in trouble with the law after being stopped on the walt whitman bridge this morning. jeanette reyes is live at the drpa building on the philadelphia side of the bridge. what are the details here? >> reporter: well, josh huff is out on $25,000 bail, jim, but he has quite the legal battle
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ahead of him after being pulled over on the walt whitman bridge speeding heading into jersey. he now faces a serious gun charge in a state that's known for having some of the toughest gun laws in the country. >> he's obviously very disappointed at this situation. >> reporter: the attorney for josh huff admits the third year wide receiver and record setting kick returner is facing serious charges. around 11:00 this morning huff was pulled over on the new jersey side of the walt whitman bridge going 55 in a 45 mile per hour construction zone. the delaware port authority police officer says in the court complaint that while obtaining the license and registration he noticed the odor of raw marijuana. he asked about the smell and huff handed him a small container with what appeared to be pot. he then informed the officer he had a handgun in the door pocket. >> the gun was not loaded. so there are some positive aspects that we need to look into. >> reporter: still, loaded or not the gun charge will be hard
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to fight. huff's gun is registered in texas. it's recognized in pennsylvania. but not new jersey which has notoriously strict gun laws. court documents say the eagle player had a magazine with six hollow nose bullets. another violation. the attorney acknowledged he and his client face an uphill battle. >> these types of cases are difficult in every state across the country. and all states are different. but the fact is he had a valid permit to carry in texas. the weapon was lawfully registered to him. it was not loaded while he was transporting the weapon. >> reporter: and, jim, the eagles team wouldn't say much. only they're aware of the incident and still collecting information on the case. meanwhile huff is due in court on november 15th. reporting live in south philadelphia, jeanette reyes, channel 6 action news. >> thank you. >> atlantic city leaders fuming tonight that the state rejected
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their financial recovery plan setting up the likelihood of a state takeover. council president marty small says, quote, the fix was in. and he called the ruling misinformed, misguided and biased. the mayor don guardian who we saw says they will keep fighting until they cannot fight anymore. they proposed cutting spending, selling the old field and selling new bonds to pay down debt over five years. but a state regulator said the city's math just didn't add up by nearly $70 million. bill cosby's attorneys return to court for a second day of hearings tomorrow to argue that the case against the comedian should be thrown out. judge steven o'neill had to halt pre-trial proceedings in montgomery county court today after cosby's lawyers had a tense exchange with prosecutors. cosby's defense team wants the judge to prevent jurors from hearing the deposition cosby
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gave in the civil suit. and they're asking the judge to keep a dozen other women accusing cosby of sexual assault off the witness stand. we are now in the final sprint to election day with seven days to go. donald trump and mike pence brought their campaign to king of prussia today. trump stayed on message during his rally at the double tree hotel, lashing out at hillary clinton's emails, but especially obamacare. >> i will ask congress to convene a special session so we can repeal and replace. and it will be such an honor for me, for you, and for everybody in this country because obamacare has to be replaced. and we will do it. and we will do it very, very quickly. it is a catastrophe. >> trump and pence stopped at a wawa on route 202 and looks like campaign manager kelly anne conway, grabbing a handful of
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tasty cakes off the shelf. she has good taste. if trump has a bounce in his step today, could be a reason why. the abc news/washington post tracking poll has trump overtaking hillary clinton by one point. the first time since may that trump is ahead in this poll. clinton led trump by 12 points as recently as october 23rd. campaigning in florida today, hillary clinton was trying to change the focus of the campaign from her fbi email problem to a subject that has served her well in the past. at least according to the polls. and that's donald trump and women. trump plunged in the polls after the release of the access hollywood tapes and allegations of sexual assault. and clinton is trying to revive that conversation. >> i think about what we now know about donald trump and what he's been doing for 30 years. he sure has spent a lot of time demeaning, degrading, insulting, and assaulting women. >> clinton was accompanied by
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the former miss usa who trump described as miss piggy. she called trump cruel and said she battled eating disorders for years because of donald trump. fire from the roof and sparks out of the window. one fire fighter suffered minor injuries in the blaze at eighth and elm. some residents were someplaced after the flames burned through two homes. fire fighters were able to get the situation under control within a half hour. they don't know yet what sparked the blaze. gone, but certainly not forgotten. family and colleagues showed up in force tonight to honor the memory of fallen philadelphia police officer chuck cassidy. they gathered for a candle candlelightville jill on west oak lane where he was shot and killed.
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they reflected on him and how he is missed today. still to come on action news tonight, who would steal from habitat for humanity? police are on the hunt for the heartless thief who may keep needy families from getting homes by christmas. >> the first day of november, but feels like summer. and a piece of this warmth heading our way followed bit chance of storms. i'll explain. the action news troubleshooters helping frustrated cable customers. it could inspire you ache action. plus jamie apody with the sixers making a trade, while joel embiid hits the hardwood tonight. that and more when action news continues. katie: my mom was a restaurant hostess at a neighborhood favorite - a place for a good, family meal. she juggled customers, cooks, waitresses - and never complained. my dad was a police officer walking his beat.
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i learned from both what it means to be honest, to work hard, and love family. big banks, wall street, special interests - that's who pat toomey's with. in the senate, i'll work for you and your family. i'm katie mcginty, and i approve this message.
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"for the woman?" "yeah, there has to be some form." "i would support legislation in pennsylvania that would ban abortion and i would, i would suggest that we have penalties for doctors who perform them." pat toomey and donald trump: they're not for you. majority forward is responsible for the content of this advertising. a mission to get families into new homes for the holidays
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is now in jeopardy. that's because somebody stole tools from a habitat for humanity construction site. $20,000 worth of equipment was swiped from the location at 16th and fontaine streets in north philadelphia overnight. thieves cut through locks on the trailers where the tools were being stored. >> what that will do is slow down our building. we have five families who we want to have into their home by christmas. and because of this some of these families might not be home for christmas morning. >> one of the homes was to be dedicated this weekend. habitat for humanity is asking for folks to donate new or unused tools so volunteers can complete the project. >> if you have ever had trouble with your cable provider you might relate to this next story. the action news troubleshooters are at it again, this time helping more customers of a local cable giant. nydia han is here with more including a little known time
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limit for customers to request money back. >> i think this first story will have you checking your cable bill to see if you should be fighting for money back or asking the troubleshooters for help. walter and his wife combed through their statements every few months. >> just looking for opportunities to maybe reduce the bill, maybe there are some services that we no longer require. >> reporter: so while at his local comcast store, he was surprised to learn he had been double billed for a service for years. >> you should not be charged this $36 a month. >> reporter: he was charged for faster internet, but it was later included in his plan. meaning he'd overpaid comcast by more than $700. the rep at the store give him a credit for only $48. and when he called comcast. >> said the best we can offer you is six months refund. we can't go back any further than that.
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>> reporter: that is the company's policy. look at your comcast customer agreement. you waive any disputes or credits that you do not report within 120 days of the date on the bill. >> mary ellen said to he we watch 6abc and seen some of the stories on call for action. what do you think? why not give it a try. >> reporter: we'll reveal the results in just a minute. but move on to charles. >> once he connected the cable to the television, it started smoking. >> reporter: he says the comcast technician shorted a circuit and destroyed his 60-inch samsung tv. while waiting for comcast to assess the situation he contacted the troubleshooters via call for action to help expedite the matter. you called the troubleshooters. >> yes, i did. and immediately they talked to comcast. and in a couple of days they called and me and said we're sending you a check for your damage. >> reporter: comcast sent a
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check for $917. now back to walter. comcast gave him the entire balance of the credit he was due. another $561.40. >> i felt great. i was very pleased with the call for action. the results they obtained. i know i couldn't have obtained them on my own. i hit a brick wall with their customer service folks. i was very pleased. >> reporter: comcast sent a statement which reads in part we work with customers to answer questions and resolve requests. in these cases we were working with the consumers to make it right and we ultimately satisfied their requests. channel 6 action news. >> and there's a numeral out there that nydia got accuweather to give us two very warm days. coming. >> i wouldn't be surprised. she's a bulldog. run after you. so we do have a dramatic warmup the next two days and then cools off. storm tracker six live double scan, dry conditions tonight. and the action cam in center
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city where pretty comfortable. we have had thick cloud cover. the cloud beginning to clear out. partly cloudy right now. thanks to cloud cover earlier, temperatures not dropped much. philadelphia, down from a high 60. one degree below normal. pretty seasonal. allentown, 54. cape may, 58 and wilmington, 53. satellite of along with action radar. you can see the clouds that developed this afternoon. they're beginning to thin out and tomorrow we should see a good amount of sunshine and the morning commute, i know it's going to be a tough morning commute for a lot of people. well, fortunately the weather will cooperate. some with a few clouds. temperatures on the mild side. not that cold. at 6:00, 49. by 8:00, 50. and tomorrow, a lot brighter than today. winds shifting out of the southwest. in addition to that sunshine temperatures rising up into the 00s. a mid-week beauty. our high tomorrow, about 73
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degrees in philadelphia. that's 12 degrees above average. mostly sunny skies, reading, 73, trenton, 72. cape may, a little bit cooler. 66. and wilmington, 72 degrees. want it warmer, thursday. ahead of the cold front with winds out of the southwest. temperatures will spike close to the record high of 80 set back in 1990. really depends on how quickly this front moves in. but as it rolls through we will have some late day showers and perhaps even some gusty thunderstorms. kind of a similar setup to what we have this past sunday. so the exclusive accuweather seven day forecast, mostly sunny skies tomorrow, much warmer than today with a high of 73. thursday, up near the record high of 80 before that front rolls through between about 3:00 in the afternoon, the northwest suburbs. 8:00 in the evening cross the coasts. gusty thunderstorms. and bind that system, the high, only 57 degrees. feel cooler with wind gusts up to 30 miles an hour. and hiding into the weekend,
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looking nice. 62 degrees on saturday. mixture of sun and clouds. great weather for the unity cup at citizens bank park. don't forget to fall back one hour at daylight saving time ending early sunday morning. and sunday, partly sunny, 62. monday, 60. and tuesday, no weather-related issues for voters on election day. it should be dry. 62 degrees, partly sunny skies. the only real concern will be thursday afternoon and evening with that front. >> thank you. well, tonight they honored the heroes among us. the fundraiser at the union league in center city, philadelphia, paid tribute to the fallen members of the philadelphia police department. and meteorologist cecily tynan was the emcee tonight. 6abc president and general manager bernie was there to lend his support. proceeds benefit the survivors fund to support the families left behind. ♪
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a different kind of bad news today. >> don't like this. josh huff showing potential, now the eagles wide sever in a lot of trouble. he was pulled over on the walt whitman bridge. and the delaware port authority says after stopped for speeding they found marijuana and a gun in his car without a permit in new jersey. he was arrested arrested and gia summons for a dui, speeding and marijuana possession. but the serious charge is the prohibited weapon or device for hollow point bullets. he has been released from camden county jail. bye, bye, jeremy grant. traded for ilyasova and a conditional pick in 2020. okafor sat out tonight. embiid will sit out tomorrow. he looks great. and the first double-double, 18 points, 10 boards in 20 minutes.
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sixers led by as many as 18. put the sixers up four with under four. but embiid, back to back-to-back turnovers. and misses under six seconds. mcconnell had no -- but to foul. it was a flagrant. win on free-throws. and the poor sixers. still winless, lose in heartbreaking fashion on a heartbreaking foul. you out.
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no warning, no hearing. it's a lending practice so outrageous, most states banned it. but at the bank founded by pat toomey it was business as usual. forcing small business owners out of their homes. toomey even used his power in the senate to help himself, voting to gut rules that protect us and crack down on big banks. pat toomey. out for himself, not us. dscc is responsible for the content of this advertising.
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an interesting stat i read. the last time there were two ties in the nfl which there have been this season, 1997 when the indians lost the world series in seven games. tonight the cubs are almost about to force that game seven. addison russell had a grand slam, knocked in six runs. leading 9-2 in the ninth. game seven tomorrow. the flyers, maybe. we'll see. flyers take on detroit tomorrow. like the schedule makers hate them. they finished a stretch in which they played five games in seven nights with three sets of back to back games in a 17 game span. and another back to back wednesday and thursday. but at least had today to work on things. >> we have an opportunity to have at least two or three good practices like today. that helps clean up some of the details and the execution of our game. >> i'm sorry, i jumped the gun
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on the cubs. they could score seven in the ninth. it could happen. >> jimmy kimmel livele followed by nightline. jake gyllenhaal, haley seinfeld and music from keith urban. we begin at 4 a.m., a half hour early because of the transit strike. cecily tynan, jamie apody, ducis rodgers and the entire action news team, i'm jim gardner. good night. ♪ >> action news sponsored in part by bob's discount furniture. sleep comes easy.

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