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"action news" delaware valley's leading news program. with rick williams, sara bloomquist, and meteorologist, david murphy. good afternoon in the news
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authorities have captured the man suspected of killing two police officers during an ambush in iowa. with less than a beak to go until the election. a new poll shows the presidential candidates are in a tie. >> but the big story is the second day of frustration for local commuters fighting to get around the septa strike. thousands of people had to battle traffic jams and overcrowding on the regional rails because all buses and subways and trolleys are shut down. but they maintain they are making progress at the bargaining table. annie mccormick is live now. >> reporter: steady progress cautiously optimistic. those are the terms we are hearing, and that progress was made overnight but not revealing specifics. the union is reviewing changes from a proposal from septa.
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this is the scene of the transport workers walking off the job at midnight and picketing, almost two full days of the strike. initially it included pension and health care and scheduling, septa said they released at 1:00 a.m. they continue to make steady progress. but the union said they rejected a proposal late tuesday but up until 1:00 this morning the proposal was the most optimistic they have seen so far. even though there is optimism realize this is not a done deal. and both sides say there is a lot of moving parts. and state and city leaders have a presence around the negotiations. stay tuned as the talks continue. channel 6 "action news." back to you. >> annie, thank you.
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>> despite movement in the contract talks, the strike is continuing to cause problems in the transportation that is running across the city. gray hall has that part of the story and joins us from the fern rock transportation center. gray -- >> reporter: riders tell me this strike has caused a huge headache and day two right now and thousands are hoping there is no day three or four. >> hectic and long and busy. >> those are some of the words commuters are using to describe getting around town during septa strike. drivers must find new ways to get around. they have stopped operating trolley, and buses and subways. >> yesterday i got to work 6 minutes late but not too bad but a long commute. a lot of stops and delays. as the strike continues many people are depending on the regional rails as a backup that
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means crowded trains and likely 30 minutes to an hour to commute times. >> it's frustrating and upsetting my wife has to get up early to bring me to the train stop. it's upsetting, i come out and work that is a nightmare. it's been a nightmare hope this is over soon. >> as commuters we always have to suffer for what septa wants. that is unfair to us. >> the last time was back in 2009 and lasted six days, commuters say they do not want to see a repeat and hoping for a quick resolution. >> i hope it's over today. my son unfortunately cannot go to school because i'm unable to get him home. us parents are trying to see what we can do. >> long lines and overcrowding yesterday and day two will likely be the same. >> i'm thinking it will be a little bit of frustration i'm
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hope that it's not as bad as -- i think the worst to be prepared. i hope it's not as bad as i think it's going to be. >> as commuters continue to deal with this, they are concerned about what will happen when it's time to vote. they hope the strike is over by then. we'll stay on top of it. live from fern rock transportation center back to you. >> thank you. the strike left thousands of philadelphia students in need of a different ride to class today. for the second day in a row we found more parents at drop-off duty including central high in logan. all city public schools are maintaining regular hours during the strike, 50,000 students rely on septa. you can find ways to navigate the strike at 6abc.com/septa strike. we'll have details on negotiations and live updates on
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progress and you'll find a full list of plans by the city government, schools and businesses. eagles wide receiver, josh huff will play on sunday after police say he was pulled over for speeding with a gun and marijuana ib side of his car. it happened on the jersey side of the walt whitman bridge, the officer that pulled huff over smelled marijuana inside of his vehicle and huff turned over a container of marijuana and said he had a gun in the driver door pocket. that is registered in texas but not in new jersey. eagles coach doug peterson was apologetic and said it will not happen again. >> like you are the father of your house and you keep talking to your siblings and your kids and keep reiterating the importance of what you represent, who you represent, your families and philadelphia eagles and have you to make smart choices, and consequences
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in life. and if you made bad choices have you to suffer the consequences. >> peterson called the situation a legal matter waiting until the investigation is over for any action as far as the team is concerned. bill cosby is back in court for a series of hearings in montgomery county. the judge is deciding whether to allow damaging testimony to be used at his june trial. the judge had to halt proceedings after cosby's attorneys had a harsh exchange with prosecutors. all right talking temperatures now it's so far so good for the month of november. sky 6 hd looking live outside at pens landing this afternoon. plenty of sunshine mixing with occasional clouds and a light breeze and milder conditions than yesterday, temperatures climbing in the 70s for wednesday. how long will the unseasonable
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conditions stick around we'll get the latest from david murphy outside on the terrace. >> reporter: we have another couple of days before back to reality. satellite showing high clouds filtering their way through the region but overall sunshine and we'll stay with a lot of sunshine and partial cloud cover at times. temperatures are zooming and we are up to 65 degrees and light winds and it feels comfortable on the terrace. and even allentown in the mid-40s is now up to 62 and 64 in trenton and 63 in wilmington and similar numbers from north to south and cape may 62 degrees. in philadelphia we recorded a 12 miles per hour breeze at the top of the hour, i don't feel anything close to that on the terrace right now. and this afternoon how about a high of 73 degrees, well above the average of 61 and in the neighborhood of the record of 81, far south of it.
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but low tonight only 58. we'll continue the mild pattern into tomorrow. don't know how long the septa strike will last but if it goes to friday, here is what you can expect. this evening 66 degrees no problems, tomorrow morning not bad 60 for the morning commute in philadelphia and the afternoon 75 but tomorrow afternoon's compute could present a problem with showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening. that is something to keep in mind if you plan a walk from the office to the train station. friday a big change and cooler air comes in, that 50 and 55 is misleading because it will feel worse than that with blustery winds on friday. and we'll show you the arriving showers and thunderstormeds tomorrow in the full forecast.
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turning now to the race for the white house, hillary clinton has star power backed her in pennsylvania, actress anne hathaway is stumping with events at bryn mawr college and donald trump's daughter, tiffany is coming through the keystone state with appearances in philadelphia and the surrounding counties. >> both candidates are keeping busy schedules with less than a week from the election. hillary clinton is trying to build support in arizona typically a republican state. and donald trump is focusing on florida a state he must win to get into the white house. >> back here jurors have resumed deliberating in the bridge gate case, two former allies of chris christie are charged with creating traffic jams for not endorsing the mayor. and the jury asked if they could be convicted of conspiracy even
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if they didn't know they know. the judge said yes because they thought it was part of an ongoing traffic studiy. the philadelphia fire department is mourning the loss of a former leader. harold harrison was the african-american fire commissioner, he was head of the department from 19 2 to his retirement in 2004. and jim kenney issued a statement saying he was a dedicated firefighter who left an impact on the city. we are following new developments in iowa where two police officers were killed during an ambush attack while in their patrol cars. and a new report is shedding light in the final moments before a malaysian airlines plane crashed into the indian ocean. you out.
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when government bureaucrats refused to approve a cancer vaccine equally for both girls and boys, i stepped in to change that rule. when my own party held up recovery funds after sandy hit us, i took them on and won. and when veterans were forced to travel out of state for health care, i brought in new local clinics and expanded services. but there's much more to do. my mission is to protect south jersey's way of life. i'm frank lobiondo and i approve this message. following developing news out of des moines, iowa. the man that police say killed two police officers in an ambush style attack is now in custody.
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they say that 26-year-old scott michael green shot two officers just minutes apart sitting in their patrol cars after a statewide manhunt green was arevelanted. a series of leads and tips led him to the suspect and now police are trying to cope with the deaths. >> imagine losing a friend or family member that is the only way you can describe it. >> this is the first time a des moines police officer was not and killed on duty in nearly 40 years. the colonial pipeline in alabama sparked into a geyser of fire on monday killing one worker and injuring five others when a dirt moving machine struck the pipeline and this raises fears of rising gas prices. a new report is shedding light on the final moments of
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malaysia airlines flight 370, it supports the theory that nobody was controlling the plane when it crashed into the indian ocean. some of the plane debris washed ashore but the main underwater wreckage may never be found. pope francis says that the ban on female priests in the catholic church will likely stand forever. the pontiff indicated there could be a possibility of changing the rules and yesterday the pontiff says his position is not up for debate. the last word was delivered by pope john paul ii, who says they have no authority to ordain female priests. administrators say that the young students at jericho elementary in new york are repeating negative rhetoric and
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offensive comments about the candidates so will scrap the presidential vote and asking them to vote for their favorite school lunch instead.
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to her menstrual cycle. trump: blood coming out of her...wherever. he is not a person who is equipped in temperament, judgment or character to lead our troops. donald trump has created a toxic atmosphere pitting one group against another. he's a mexican. claiming a person can't do the job because of their race is sort of like the textbook definition of a racist comment. priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. atlantic city leaders have vowing to continue fighting after the state rejected their financial recovery plan. yesterday's decision increases the chances of a state takeover. atlantic city proposed laying
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off 100 workers and reducing spending and selling off land. they say it did not add up by nearly $70 million. staples is the latest company to help some of its employees pay for college. they plan to give an extra $100 a month to some workers to offset the cost of tuition or pay back student loans, each person could receive $3600 over the course of three years and now they are only being offered to the top performers but may expand in the future. children are becoming the latest victims of america's drug epidemic. they found a dramatic increase in the number of childrens hospitalized for opioid poisoning, skyrocketing the biggest increase was among toddlers, researchers are urging parents to lock up prescription pills and properly dispose of old medications.
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the "action news" team is out working on news stories for tonight at 5:00. alicia vitarelli is live with a preview. >> coming up today at 4:00 a local athlete gets an award she never expected. this is a great story coming up. the fearless wilmington teen is breaking down all gender barriers on the football field. wait until you hear the position she plays and tell you more about her national awart. and 6 abc is teaming up with a famous iconic philadelphia eatery all to help children in need. how you can enjoy a delicious and charitable cheesesteak coming untoday at 4:00. i'll tell you about and i'll be in the kitchen making the cheesesteaks to benefit an important charity. >> wow sounds yummy. >> come buy one and come eat one. >> thanks alicia. here is a preview of the special report at 11:00.
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if you were out at a restaurant and started choking be not able to breathe, would you know what to do? one local family is sharing their tragic story. >> my life has changed and the whole family's life has changed and why they are pushing people especially at restaurants to learn how to help. and what you need to know who to do to save a life tonight on "action news" at 11:00.
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david here with a check of the accuweather forecast. fairly warm out there. >> getting nice this afternoon. stormtracker 6 live double scan and we are dry as a bone out there today. taking a look outside sky 6 hd lots of sunshine down the shore at cape may and nobody on the beach enjoying this nice afternoon. at least not in this picture. but it's nice, the shore 67 this afternoon and higher than that
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in philadelphia. right now 65 degrees in the city and the winds are southwest at 10 miles per hour but you have light winds in the region adding to a comfortable feel this afternoon. as we look at numbers, 63 in wilmington and 64 in trenton and 62 in allentown and 60 in reading and 65 in millville and down the shore cooler but comfortable enough. 62 degrees there. satellite shows you we had a lack of cloud cover this morning and now bits and pieces of clouds moving in especially the high cirrus stuff, as we go later into the afternoon we'll see more of that. it's a pretty afternoon from start to finish. up in the lehigh valley a high of 72 degrees, down the shore the same story, sunshine and some clouds not as chilly as yesterday with a high of about 67 on most of our beaches and in philadelphia how about a high of 73 degrees this afternoon. sun mixing with occasional clouds and a lot warmer than yesterday and winds from the
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southwest averaging only 7 to 14 miles per hour as we go through the rest of the afternoon, partly cloudy and mild. 58 degrees is the low almost 60. and as you get up in the morning and get out there. you may not need much of a jacket. winds from the southwest overnight just 4 to 8 miles per hour. and a warm front tomorrow with the cold front from the west, a high of 79 degrees and the record is 80 and it's not out of the question that we get the record and could be an afternoon gusty thunderstorm, on future tracker 6 we'll show that you right now, by 11:30 in the mornings we are holding on to some sun in philadelphia but the northern and western suburbs will get cloudier and wet and into the afternoon off and on showers by 3:00, 4:00 in the afternoon with this latest model projection we could see gusty thunderstorms and the latest model has some of that action
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around at 6:00. through the afternoon and evening tomorrow you have a chance of a passing shower or perhaps a strong gusty thunderstorms, your exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast 73 today and nice and warm. tomorrow very warm with a high of 79 and maybe the record of 80 and then we have the afternoon precipitation action. then on friday behind the front blustery and chilly and high of 59 degrees, we'll go about 60 saturday and sunday and breezy and cool and sunny and on the breezy side on sunday and we are setting our clocks back one hour, that is nice and look ahead to tuesday election day now looking like there is no weather related reason to keep you home from the polls, 62 and sunny. >> still ahead we are keeping a close eye on talks between septa and its workers union, new developments in a live report. and a woman narrowly escapes her burning car and she was
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helped by a police officer. 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
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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. "action news" at 12:30 continues. >> hello again here are the stories we are following for you now on "action news" at 12:30. still no deal, septa workers remain off the job and transit at a stand still. we have the latest on talks to end a two day old strike. bill cosby and his lawyers back
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in a montgomery county courtroom trying to block testimony. and the candidates for president call on famous friends and family to get out the vote. >> septa workers are still off the job right now, for the second day in a row, but it appears there may be progress between the agency and the transit workers union. >> they are working hard at it and that is a good thing, i'm optimistic that hard work and sticking to the table will be helpful. >> strikes workers were on the picket line at a septa station this morning. this is forcing computers that rely on septa to find another way to work yet again today. john rawlins joins us live in center city with the latest. >> reporter: hi sara, stirrings of optimism, they were not there

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