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chopper6 at fox street and abbottsford avenue, the scene of a shop rite supermarket, a ross clothing store, a state liquor store, another clothing store. you can see here a number of shoppers were stranded and had to be rescued. crews were using rubber rescue boats to get people out of the stores into their cars in the parking lot. waterfalls strung up at various -- sprung up at various locates of the property. this is the southeast former tastykake factory. water flowing out of the back of the shopping center onto train tracks. this is a freight train line and it's taking a lot of water right out in. actually the situation has begun to subside. no injuries have been reported but let's go first, it is one of four water mains on this property. >> we've had several water
main breaks in that exact location. however they have not been on these same water mains. so we'll have to figure out which water main is broken. that could take some time to figure out which ones is shut down. i know we're in the process of valve operations working to reduce the water flow and that's the primary goal right now make sure that we get this water main turned off. >> let's go back now live to the scene. luckily no injuries have been reported. the fire department is trying to get a handle on this, get the water department to turn that main off completely. we think it is still -- clearly it is subsiding. the parking lot isn't nearly as deep as it was and there is no longer gushing water coming out of the ground so the situation is clearly improving and we are happy to say there we do not have any reports of any injuries and we will continue to bring you the
details of this story and any developments as they occur tonight here on "action news" at 6:00 and clearly on 6abc.com. a difficult situation tonight in east falls in philadelphia. as you just heard, this is the third major water break at this location in as many years. this is video from the same parking lot in june of last year. very much a similar situation to today. firefighters helped to bring people to high are ground. -- higher ground. it took days for businesses to clean everything up. the parking lot flooded in january of 2014 as well. the water department says there's several mains in this area. it's not certain if this is there same one that broke before. there has been a major development tonight in the septa strike. with thousands of commuters again relying on the commuter rail lines tonight, septa and the union are in court as septa tries to get a judge to
halt this strike. john rawlins is lie at city hall. john what's the latest on this? >> reporter: well, jim, the hearing started shortly before 5 o'clock. it is still going on. septa asking a judge to order the workers back to work requesting an emergency injunction in an effort -- it is an effort i should say that is not just focused on election day and possible difficulties voters might have in getting to the poll. septa says there are other harms as well. >> septa is asking the court for an injunction ordering twu local 234 employees to return to work immediately. to alleviate the devastation caused by the strike. >> reporter: septa's argument the strike has created a clear and present danger to the health safety and welfare of riders and citizens. the authority has never used such an argument before but is citing a pittsburgh case as presidents. septa says there's five groups particularly harmed school
districts, school kids, 52,000 of them use septa as a school bus service and now they must cross busy intersections, the poor those who cannot afford a car or taxi to get around, the disabled who cannot get to work voters who septa says are in jepp he dee of losing their right to vote on election day and finally, medical patients septa says some are at serious risk due to the strike. again septa is asking for an injunction to order the strikers back to work as soon as possible. the union has responded saying it will fight the effort "tooth and nail" saying that collective bargaining is the answer, that only a handful of issues separate the two sides at this point. right now a judge is considering the request by septa listening to their witnesses and also the union responses. this would seem to be one of those cases of stay tuned. live in city hall, john rawlins channel6 "action news." >> thank you john. "action news" morning team will get an early start again on monday morning. we ask you to join us a half
hour early starting at 4:00 a.m. for up to the minute information on the morning commute. this is where police found the body of 23-year-old justin dubois yesterday buried in a backyard. it happened on the unit block of spencer court in lumberton and two brothers ages 24 and 27 are under arrest tonight for murder. new jersey correspondent nora muchanic is live at superior court in mount holly. nora, you got the full story. >> reporter: jim, the costello brothers of lumberton are behind bars tonight held on first degree murder charges. they made a first appearance in court via video this afternoon where their substantial bail was continued in this bizarre murder case. 27-year-old christopher costello of lumberton and his younger brother 24-year-old brian appeared via video in superior court today. the costellos are facing first degree murder charges accused of killing a man who lived with them at their spencer
court home and burying his body in the backyard. >> i -- shocked. i don't know what to say. never think they would do something like that. speechless. >> reporter: prosecutors say the victim is 23-year-old justin dubois. he was reported missing by a family member october 31st. >> i'm a little scared. i have a seven-year-old. you know, i try to keep him -- try to keep him, you know, safe and stuff like this, it's really hits home. >> reporter: piles of dirt could be seen in the costellos backyard. this is where investigators armed with a search warrant yesterday located dubois' body after noticing some dirt that had been recently disturbed. neighbors say they'd been complaining to police for years about drug activity in the house but they say they never imagined anything going on here could lead to murder. >> all of the neighbors knew about it. you live here you see cars in and out. the different activity out on the street here and this i guess is the ends result.
>> i he noticed that there were more kind of people that i didn't recognize walking around the neighborhood. >> no, no, not going to expect to find a body. bail for the brothers has been continued at half a million dollars cash each. now an autopsy was to be conducted today on the victim but the prosecutor's office has not yet released how he was killed or a moat. >> reporter: life at the courthouse in mount holly i'm nora muchanic channel6 "action news." jim. >> thank you nora. a federal jury has found the two defendants in the bridgegate trial guilty on all counts. bridget kelly christie's former deputy chief of staff governor christie and bill baroni a christie appointee to the port authority of new york and new jersey were convicted of creating traffic jams on the bridge. prosecutors say the scheme was political revenge to get back at fort lee's mayor for not endorsing governor christie for reelection. the most serious charges against baroni and kelly carry up to 20 years in prison. sentencing is set for
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reporter dann cuellar has arrived on the scene of that huge water main break in the east falls section of philadelphia. dann what are you seeing, what can you tell us. >> reporter: jim there's good news to report tonight and they've made significant progress now. they've shut off the water supply to the broken 48-inch main. the other good news is that the shopping center here sits on a slope so it goes down the water all flowed down below to -- there's a ravine below the shopping center and so now you barely see any water in the shopping center. the bad news is that the damage has already been done. there is water inside these stores. the fine wine and good spirits store, the got the look store, the ross dress for less. there's water inside those stores. they're heavily damaged by this. the good news is nobody was injured in this thing. the fire department did a fabulous job in rescuing people. they had to use rafts to get them out of there. this is the -- what i'm being told the third water main break here in the last three years, they have several
48-inch mains here, four of them. they're not sure if this is the same water main that broke or another one. needless -- suffice to say that some business owners here are getting tired of all of these breaks here affecting this shopping center but again the good news now is they've shut off that water supply, people have gotten out safely and everybody's fine. now they're working on the problem and trying to get it fixd. jim, back to you. >> dann cuellar thank you. a man who claims that he was victim number two who was seen being abused by jerry sandusky in a locker room shower testified for the first time today. sandusky is trying to get his conviction overturned. action news reporter chad pradelli has the story from belfont, pennsylvania. >> reporter: appellate attorneys for jerry sandusky called victim number two to the stand this afternoon. during a contentious exchange the man testified he was the boy whom former penn state coach mike mcquery claims he saw being sexually abused in a football facility in 2001. victim number two testified
initially he told prosecutors and then defense attorney joe amendola that he had never been abused by the iconic coach. during the criminal trial victim number two was a defense witness that's until he changed his story and said he too was a victim. he eventually received a settlement from penn state. and appellate attorneys believe prosecutors hid information that didn't help their case. prosecutors have said they didn't believe the man was credible and definitively victim number two so he was never called to testify during the criminal trial. >> it's important that we get out what he has said mainly that he was not abused and that mr. mcqueary's statements were incorrect. >> reporter: jennifer storm is a victim advocate who spoke on behalf of victim number two who doesn't want to be identified. >> it's incredibly common for victims of sexual violence to not be forthcoming initially.
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whole josh huff situation. >> head coach doug pederson says today listen back on wednesday when he said huff was going to start against the giants he believed that because they were still gathering information. he says he left it open ended in which case they made this decision. speaking for the first time since cutting josh huff eagles coach doug pederson says he did not have to be persuaded to make this move after gathering the facts he says it's the right decision and he told eagles players just that. with huff gone carson wentz will have bryce treggs to throw to for the first time sunday against the giants and there's no question eagles receivers need to step up. after all of the drops this year, jordan matthews says they want to be feared like the giants receivers. >> we're not playing to the level that we need to be playing at. so, it's on us, you know, to all stay internally how are we each going to go out there and not just do our job but do our job to a level where, okay, now we're a threat to people. you know, i know when our
defensive guys come in here y'all will ask them about the giants wide receivers and what threat are they to your guys. we need to play to that level to where other teams start saying okay we got to get ready for these guys. >> college football temple owls they are red hot. they have won five of six coming into play tonight against uconn under the lights tonight with three games to go in the regular season temple is eyeing their second straight division title. for that to happen they cannot afford a bump in the road on the road tonight in connecticut. look, this is crunch time for the owls. >> if you want to get down to the nuts and bolts of it it's like being in the nfl being in the playoffs. this seems to be based upon practice the only thing we're focused on because, you know what, got beat and the year before ufc was conference championship and they got beat. these guys beat people.
>> having said that the owls taking on a one and five uconn team. the full recap tomorrow on temple football playbook at 91:45. phillies trading for astros right-hander pat nishak in exchange for a player to be named later or cash. he was an all-star in 2014. 108 years in the making the chicago cubs victory parade today an estimated 5 million fans in the streets of chicago to witness a truly once in a lifetime parade as the cubs beat the indians in game seven wednesday night. when you think about how many people were in chicago at that parade, 5 million, the phillies had rough 2 million for their parade back in 2008. obviously more than double. that's a lot of people. >> that's 108 years worth, you know. >> yeah. >> all right. coming up on "action news," cecily tynan with the accuweather forecast when we continue in just a moment. >> ♪
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>> weekend accuweather forecast. cecily tynan. >> it's going to be a gorgeous week. storm tracker6 live double scan slowing no rain out there. actually very few clouds in the sky at all and i got this great picture, this is from bowman hill wildlife preserve in bucks county and donna posted this on my facebook page. you can see the fall foliage at its peak. blue skies and sunshine and if you didn't get outside today to enjoy the weather don't worry about it we have more of it on the way right through the weekend and much of next week. right now temperatures dropping into the 50's. 57 degrees in philadelphia, down from a high of 62 which is 2 degrees above normal but
10 degrees cooler than yesterday. allentown 52. millville 55. wilmington 55. and trenton currently 56. satellite6 along with action radar showing a whole lot of nothing going on from the east coast through the midwest and the plains. that's thanks to a broad area of high pressure. that high pressure will slowly be inching its way to the east. so, what this means a cool night tonight under clear skies and diminishing wind overnight low 39 in philadelphia but allentown reading it's going to be a frosty night with temperatures at or below freezing. boardwalk in atlantic city closer to the ocean so not quite as cool, 40 degrees and both days this weekends that high pressure dominating. that means if you liked today, you'll like the weekend. loads of sunshine. we'll have a little bit of a breeze but breeze generally at or below 20 miles per hour so not as windy as today. tomorrow's high 63 and sunday pretty close to that with a high of 62 degrees and the good news is we also get an
extra hour this weekend. saturday night don't forget to turn the clocks back one hour as daylight saving time ends. also a good time to check the batteries in your smoke he detectors and a viewer on my facebook page says this is a good time to also change the battery in your garage door opener. really never thought about that. you get an extra hour of sleep f you're heading to the meadowlands on sunday 1 o'clock as the eagles take on the giants it will be beautiful. kickoff temperature of 55 degrees mostly sunny skies. by the fourth quarter not dropping that much 54 degrees and winds generally out of the north-northwest eight to 16 miles per hour. so, a little bit on the breezy side. so, the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast what a boring forecast. plenty of sunshine tomorrow, very nice with a high of 63 degrees so great weather for the unity cup at citizens bank park. sunday sunny and breezy, 62 degrees. and the sun will be setting before 5 o'clock. monday temperatures drop a little bit. still loads of sunshine with a high of 58 degrees and tuesday
for election day, it's looking beautiful. this will actually be the warmest day of the week. 69 degrees, mostly sunny skies. on wednesday turning partly sunny, a slight chance of a shower generally north of philadelphia. i think most areas will be rain free, 63. on thursday the hits continue with a few clouds an high of 64 and friday should be mild for veterans day. partly sunny skies with a high of 62 degrees. so great first weekend of november and it should be a very quiet election day weather-wise. >> weather-wise. >> that's all i can began he tea. weather-wise it will be quiet. >> thank you cecily. abc's world news tonight with david muir is next on channel6. "action news" continues at 10:00 on phl17 with brian taff, sharrie williams adam joseph and ducis rodgers. then please join us for a special troubleshooters report at 11:00 here on channel6. there is a potentially devastating issue that could be growing in the walls where you live.
>> i'm nydia h house. the framing is crumbling in my hand the wall is rotting. i can literally reach my hand inside. >> unbelievable how much damage. >> and this isn't an isolated case. >> how important do you think it is that other people know that this problem exists? >> extremely important. >> what exactly is the problem? and how are builders responding? it's a special troubleshooters tonight only on channel6 "action news" at 11:00. >> and 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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