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university investigating racist graffiti on a dorm room door. ♪ action news. delaware valley's leading news program. with meteorologist melissa mcgee. jeff skversky. sara bloomquist. and walter perez. the waves are kicking up at the jersey shore. a tropical storm watch has been
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issued for the coast from delaware to cape cod. hurricane jose is tracking north, bringing wind and rain that could mean rough surf and even some flooding at the shore. sunday night and the big story on action news tonight is the approach of hurricane jose. >> that's right. the storm is now a category one and while the current track has it moving well off the coast, jose's effects will be felt. >> meteorologist melissa mcgee has been tracking this storm for the last few days and joins us now with the latest on the path. >> yes, sarah and walter, we are tracking jose. and the latest update has the storm as a category one hurricane with maximum sustained winds at 90 miles per hour. it's about 305 miles to the southeast of north carolina. so it's moving to the north at about 9 miles per hour. right now it is in the gulf stream. it is in water that is fairly warmer than at our latitude. so as we put this into motion and it moves to the north, it will start to weaken. and we will find some fluctuation in the strength of this track over the next couple
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of days. but you notice, even on its most person path, it stays well offshore of the jersey coast and the delaware beaches. but it does weaken to winds of 75 miles per hour by tuesday evening. the wind speed, however, with this storm and the wind field will expand as we get into monday into tuesday. that's why a tropical storm watch has been issued for the jersey beaches and delaware as well. so as far as what we can expect, indirect impacts as a result of jose. a brush of rain for philadelphia and points to the south and east. wave heights anywhere from 10-15 feet high at the coast. minor to moderate coastal flooding, especially at the time of high tide. and winds inland gusting as high as 35 miles per hour. but at the coast, you have the gusts, tropical storm force. up to 45 miles per hour. so this takes into effect as we get into monday night right through wednesday morning. we have more details on jose plus our weather back here at home with the full and exclusive
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accuweather forecast. back your way, guys. >> thank you, melissa. you can start to see the impact at the jersey shore. north wildwood a few hours ago. the churning surf a prelude of things to come. meanwhile, this life guard shack in cape may. they pulled it away from the shoreline. and a week after hurricane irma, people who lived in the florida keys were allowed to run home today. their relief was coupled with heartbreak. many returned to find their houses are gone. while rescue crews are going door-to-door, trying to make contact with survivors. we continue to track hurricane jose throughout the night. an early start tomorrow to bring you the latest or not storm and the impact on the east coast. join them at 4 a.m. in other news tonight, cabrini university is investigating a picture spreading across social media that shows racist graffiti
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written on a student's dorm room door. christie ileto spoke with the victim and joins us from the cabrini campus in radner. >> reporter: she said this stuff happened at other schools but never thought it would happen to her here. a racial slur smeared on her dorm room door, specifically directed towards her. >> as i'm opening the door, i see the slur that's kind of faded right here. >> reporter: this is a picture of the hate speech inked on cabrini university freshman's sydney's door. we blurred out a portion because of the vulgar nature. you're the only minority in this room. >> i'm the only minority in this room. >> reporter: at that moment you know this is directed specifically to you. >> yes. i was shocked. i was angry. i was confused as to why such a thing would be written on my door. >> reporter: cabrini university tells action news they're investigating the report and released a statement reading
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in part, cabrini does not tolerate any form of hate speech or racist language and our priority remains to make our students feel safe and supported. we spotted flyers posted in the hallways reading mandatory meeting to address the incident. they were able to scrub it off the door. she worries it will escalate to more than just words. >> i get a little bit emotional when i look at this. because i don't know if this will ever truly genuinely go away off the door. and every time i look at it, it will be a reminder of someone's hatred towards me because of the color of my skin. >> reporter: again, the university is investigating the report. she is meeting with the dean of students monday morning. live in radner, illinois. channel 6 action news. >> all right, thank you, christie. within the past hour we learned
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that teachers in the ma effectton school district will go on strike. the teachers union sent notification of the intent to walk off the job. many districts flow employees working without a contract. two well-dressed thieves targeted an 87-year-old woman in south philadelphia this morning. forcing their way into her home and committing a violent robbery. neighbors say they saw the suspects behind the home on the 3100 block of south 20th street. investigators say they knocked on the back door and forced their way inside. one of the suspects was armed and threw the woman to the ground and took her jewelry. residents of this quiet neighborhood are shaken. >> never think that somebody would come into your house and do such a horrible thing. >> the woman was not seriously injured, but her daughter took her to a local hospital just to
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get checked out. a community is mourning the death of a former professional boxer from philadelphia who died during an industrial accident in camden. david bey challenged larry holmes for the heavy weight title in 1985. holmes won the fight. and seen in the photo with boxing great muhammad ali. he was a piledriver with local carpenters 179. and while working on cooper street on wednesday he was hit by a steel sheet pile. federal investigators are looking into the accident. david bay was only 60 years old. time to talk to the eagles. a great fight against the kansas city chiefs today. made a run in the fourth quarter, but came up short. jamie apody has highlights in a game that could have gone either way. >> be proud any way. the eagles can say that they're taller than we thought, but still short. held the chiefs to just six points at the half.
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but the better team got the best of them. it was fun to watch doug pederson try to outcoach his mentor, andy reid. a 6-3 lead, and finds jeffrey giving the birds three. but that was the last of the game. and in the fourth quarter, kelsey put the chiefs ahead for good. leaping 15-yard score. made it 20-13. and after recovering an onsides kick, the eagles had a chance at a miracle on the last play of the game. but it was an unanswered prayer. eagles lose it 27-20. wentz was 25 of 36 for 333 yards and two touchdowns, but picked off once, sacked six times. it was a game of close, but no cigar. >> that's football. we learned it last year. a lot of close ball games we didn't find a way to win. last week pulled it out on the road. this week, a little short. again, a good football team. a lot of things we did well and can fix. we will learn from it. >> however the game plays out, we try to find a way to win at the end.
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and the mistakes obviously cost us today. >> coaches, a handshake at midfield. a love tap from big red to his protege. now 9-3 all time against his former assistants. he has a knack for beating those guys. >> not running the ball. >> 13 rushing attempts. >> that's unbelievable. >> it is. carson wentz was are the leading rush ertoday. >> that's not good. now a story out of northeast philadelphia about a man who proudly served our nation but had a rough go. >> the korean war veteran fell victim to a scam with a contractor that ended with the home in shambles. today they restored his house with a little paint and a little pride. here is bob brooks. >> reporter: meet harvey, he's a proud military vet. >> i was in korea. >> reporter: and proud philadelphiaen who has been in his home in the northeast for a long time. how long have you been living here for? >> oh, gee. you weren't born yet.
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47 years. >> reporter: today his home is getting a much-deserving makeover thanks to the jewish federation and habitat for humanity. >> taking out old carpet, cleaning up trash. you know, nothing crazy. but hope to make a difference. >> reporter: but these are just some of the finishing touches. he says his home was damaged in a storm a few years ago. >> and the roof blew off. >> reporter: the volunteers have fixed that. and unfortunately, that wasn't the only damage here. the jewish federation says he also fell victim to contractor fraud, and that work is being fixed too. >> a lot of contractors who are not reputable individuals are looking to scam and prey older adults. >> reporter: his home is just one of many getting help today. eight homes in all are being fixed with the help of more than 100 volunteers. >> we've got the skill and the know how to do it. we've got a trust in the community. and, yeah, we're going to do our very best to make sure that he,
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you know -- he's going spend this fall in his house. warm and dry. when it starts to get cold. >> reporter: and we're sure with the work they're doing inside, i was just in there, it is a tremendous job they're doing. a special thanks to all the volunteers. and a special thanks to harvey for letting us go into his home and the service in the military. bob brooks, channel 6 action news. >> much more to come on action news tonight. we have learned that a local woman was among several college students attacked with acid today in france. we'll have more on the investigation. plus president trump prepares for his first address to the united nations. but started the day with a tweet that some way was less than presidential. >> those stories and more when action news comes right back. ♪
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college and studying aprod. it happened at a train station? marseille. the woman sprayed the victims in the face with acid. the suspect is a 41-year-old french women who police described as disturbed. they don't believe it was related to terrorism. she thanked everyone reaching out to her. i did not receive any jury injuries this morning and we are all safe. she writes, i pray that the attacker will be healed from her mention illness in the game of jesus. >> president trump arrived in new york city ahead of his first u.n. general assembly meeting this week. scheduled to meet with world leaders on tuesday and will address representatives from 193 nations and expected to focus on north korea's series of missile launches. he started the day with a series of tweets, one referring to the north korean dictator as, quote, rocket man. and retweeted a doctored vie
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appearing to show him hitting a golf ball into hillary clinton's wac. a third night of protests in citizen -- st. louis no longer peaceful. since friday protestors clashed with officers, resulting in more than 40 arrests. after a judge decided to acquit a white police officer in the 2011 killing of an african-american man. many of the protestors say they plan to march tomorrow in the morning and evening commute. >> police in louisiana say the murders of two african-american men in the state's capital city were likely racially-motivated. the first shooting happened last tuesday. the second, two days later. in both cases the gunman fired at the victim from a car and then shot the victims repeatedly at point blank range. the suspect, kenneth gleason, is in custody on drug charges. but officials don't have enough evidence to charge him with murder. up next on action news,
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hurricane jose is moving north and east. and the coastline is expected to see some damage. taking a live look from sky 6 over center city. meteorologist melissa mcgee has the exclusive accuweather seven day forecast when action news comes right back. sfx: t-mobile mnemonic sfx: netflix mnemonic sfx: t-mobile mnemonic sfx: netflix mnemonic sfx: t-mobile mnemonic sfx: netflix mnemonic t-mobile's unlimited now includes netflix on us. that's right, netflix on us. get four unlimited lines for just forty bucks each.
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time for a check of the accuweather forecast. so far no indication this thing is going to make land fall on the eastern sea board. >> jose looks to stay offshore by a good 200 miles. we will be indirectly impacted monday night through wednesday. we'll talk about the details and show a picture outside. the action cam was outside earlier today in cape may new jersey. and some time lapse video showing you a life guard station that we're looking at. and then later on tonight, it was tilted over. so there will be some concerns at the coast as we go throughout the next 24-48 hours here as we begin tracking he say. but if you are at the coast, there is a concern with rip
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currents and beach erosion. look at the weather headlines, the latest on jose, the stats and the track of the storm and coastal impacts parallelling the east coast. large waves, once again, a big concern. right now in philadelphia, 69. 67 in allentown, 70 in beach haven. out to the west in lan it'ser, upper 60s. the temperature once again across the region, stay in the upper 60s. here is satellite 6 and action radar. partly cloudy and dry. but look off to the east, out in the atlantic. and we already have some of the clouds from jose billowing up and moving into our region. so the storm for the most part will stay offshore. for the day tomorrow, we're dry for the majority. it's clouds and sun, staying humid. high temperature in philadelphia, 82. 80 in lancaster. 77 in dover. toms river, 79. and trenton tomorrow, a high temperature of 80, 81 in
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allentown. the latest with jose. it is still a category 1 hurricane with maximum sustained winds at 90 miles per hour. moving to the north at about 9 miles per hour. as this moves to the north, it will reach our latitude and the waters are relatively cooler in comparison to the gulf stream down to the south. so we will find some intensity that will start to weaken into tuesday evening. and this stays well offshore of the jersey beaches from the delaware beaches. but the wind field with this storm will likely expand. that's why that tropical storm watch has been issued. look at the chances of tropical storm winds closer to home along the immediate coast from surf city down to atlantic city. the beach not so much included in that. but 30% chance of finding tropical storm-force winds. so calling for gusts anywhere from 40-45 miles per hour at the coast. so we look at the indirect impacts as a result of jose. monday evening, right through wednesday morning, waves of 10-15 feet high. rip currents and beach erosion.
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inland gusts in philadelphia as high as 35 miles per hour. but at the coast, 45 miles per hour. we also have hurricane maria. the tropics are heating up here. this has winds at 80 miles per hour and more than likely strengthening into a major hurricane moving over puerto rico and hispaniola into the middle of the week. busy over the next seven days. clouds and sun tomorrow, high of 82. showers around on tuesday as a result of jose. windy at the coast, a high of 78. jose passes and turning sunny on wednesday. high of 86. thursday, dry with high pressure returning. 84. a warm start to fall on friday. little after 4:00 in the afternoon. a high of 84. and summer-like as we get into next weekend, guys, with the highs in the lower 80s. tracking jose throughout the rest of the week. >> all right, melissa, thank you. television's biggest night. handing out the prime time emmy awards. it was the night for cable and
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internet shows. >> and the emmy goes to the handmaid's tale! >> as you heard there, hulu's handmaid's tail, best drama. veep, a third consecutive emmy for best comedy. and the four acting categories, sterling k. brown won for this is us. elizabeth moss won her first for her role in the hand maid's tale. and julia luis dreyfus, six consecutive for veep. and the work on atlanta.
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♪ sweet 4k tv, mr. peterson. thanks. pretty psyched. did you get fios too? no. mr. peterson, fios is a 100% fiber optic-network. what does that mean? think about it.
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if you got an awesome new car you'd put the best gas in it, right. so why hook up your awesome technology to anything other than a fiber-optic network? i got to go. peterson. peterson's wife. counting on you guys. your internet deserves the 100% fiber-optic network. and now get our fastest internet ever plus tv and phone for just $79.99 per month. >> action news sports is sponsor ed by... jamie apody in for jeff with sports. and seems like the eagles are still a work in progress. >> well, it's week two. yeah. they're getting there. lots of time. hung with the team that handed it to the patriots in week one. that's a positive. close, but no cigar. not a consolation. eagles and doug pederson hoping to help the protege beat the mentor. the birds took the first and
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last lead of the game in the third quarter. alshon jeffery, but they took over from there. the rookie with a 53-yard touchdown run. scored twice today. has five touchdowns already this season. fourth quarter of the tie game, wentz off the defender's helmet into the hands of jones. leading to the go ahead score. travis kelsey, jason's brother. he had a leaping 15-yard touchdown to make it 20-13. now, after recovering the onside kick late in the game, the eagles had a chance on the miracle on the last play. but the hail mary was an unanswered prayer. carson wentz was the leading rusher in the game. that's not good. here is jeff skversky. >> where in the world is legarrette blunt today? blunt who led the nfl in rushing touchdowns last year spent most of the game in kansas city on the sideline watching. blunt doesn't even have a single carry today.
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all in all, the eagles only call 13 design runs. >> we got to get the whole thing fixed. when you play good teams like we did, good defenses, you have to have the ability to run the ball. two weeks in a row we struggled. so it's an area that we have to fix. >> i'm not overly concerned about the run game. i know we'll get -- that'll be a big part of our offense going forward. again, it is just kind of the flow of the game today. >> with the running game struggling, the eagles struggled to get the offense running. carson wentz is hit ten times and sacked a career-high six times. >> definitely not something we're proud of. so moving forward we'll get it fixed and get it addressed. >> obviously i got hit too much today. you said it yourself. got to get better at it. >> i thought we played our tails off. we fought to the end. we had two turnovers. that's always tough on the road in an environment like this against a good football team. so there's missed opportunities. but, again, we were right there
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in the ball game all the way to the end. so there's good and bad to take away from this one. >> like a typical leader, wentz doesn't point the finger at his offensive line. but at himself, claiming he held on to the ball way too long. with the eagles in kansas city, jeff skversky. action news. >> a lot about the run game. joining us on action sports sunday. former running back brian westbrook with his take. that's following the newscast in a few minutes. the phillys with the as before welcoming to the dodgers to town. and getting a big dead -- never want to root for the opposition. but i was happy for joey wendell in the sixth. out of high school and west chester university. had a grand slam. hoskins in a slump. forget homers, hasn't had a hit in three games. phills lose it 6-3. in new york, just -- yes, get
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indulging their imagination. not to leave anyone out, organizers also invited pirates, gnomes, knights and trolls. >> all right. action news sports sunday is next here on channel 6 as we continue to follow the path of hurricane jose. a reminder, action news on early tomorrow morning starting at 4 a.m. with david murphy, >> and now for jamie apody, jeff skversky, walter perez and the entire action news team. i'm sarah bloomquist. have a great night and a week ahead. >> good night. ♪
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♪ i thought we played our tails off. we fought to the end. you know, we had two turnovers. >> fumbles the football. i think the chiefs have it. >> he tries to dump it off. and it's -- >> intercepted. >> intercepted. >> i was trying to throw it away. obviously i would rather not throw it into the d-line. >> they got ten points off of our turnovers. >> and returning up the middle and in for a touchdown is travis kelsey. >> we have to offensively address our own needs. >> definitely not something we're proud of. >> and wear he comes. they tackle him at the 22. >> on paper, we have a great offense. unfortunately paper doesn't winch games. >> we would have been made. >> there's so much of this game, the eagles were on equal footing with the chiefs. and then it all got away. >> yeah!

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