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>> which is it, is the relief effort in puerto rico a success or a disaster as described by a member of the government? there seems to be a disconnect from what we hear from washington and what we are seeing on the ground in puerto rico. the situation in san juan and the puerto rican country side. there are thousands of containers at the port, food, water, medical and building supplies, but they are not doing anyone here and the operation to get them where they are needed has been disorganized and slow. the military has started to supply security. the pentagon appointed general buchannan to direct response. then there i are hundreds of
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puerto ricans hitching a ride back to the united states including devin safer of philadelphia. >> i have never experienced anything like this. it's surreal. i don't think reading about it would illustrate how bizarre it is, coming from a fairly stable background, i never imagined there could be so little security in america. >> "action news" reporter dann cuellar is in puerto rico. dan explains it is a dire situation. >> it is an eerie sightseeing limited lighting. the hurricane knocked out the atm and credit card system. power generators allowed the
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bank to open its atm system to get access to buy supplies. >> nobody was taking cards. there was nothing we could do. i have five kids. it's harold to feed them when no one is taking cash and there's no food. >> some people are rationing food. daily life has become an unceasing struggle. in san juan, thousands are packed into the sauna like conditions. many were desperate to leave the island because of harsh living conditions. in our town, we have a full line of three hours
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>> thank the good lord our flight was canceled. we have been here since 7:00 in the morning. we have been going from philadelphia to chicago. they say they have 2200 federal employees on the island including 500 from fema. the key is humanitarian aid where it's needed most. i'm dann cuellar, channel6 "action news." >> our coverage of the crisis continues on "6abc".com. you can read details on how you can help. we'll bring you the latest from "action news" reporter dann
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cuellar as he surveys the situation first hand. we have breaking news from downtown phoenix where gunfire happened in the past hour. one person has been wounded. authorities are not identifying the victim or their condition. they are working to figure out why this happened. back home the germantown section of philadelphia was the scene of an emotional vigil memorializing 16-year-old jai
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>> his last words, if i get shot i get shot. >> this could be a whole different story. >> he ran past his house. he could have ran in but the little children was still out so he was making sure the children got what they needed to get. his family calls his actions heroic and don't believe he was the intended target, only collateral in the ongoing gun violence on the streets. students inked goodbye messages for the student athlete.
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a community grieved near the spot he lost his life. >> the turnout is overwhelming. i know people loved him. >> an innocent bystander, his family asks witnesses to do the right thing. >> if you see something, say something. i don't want another mother or grandmother to go through what imgoing through now. >> the $20,000 reward is being offered to catch and convict jai's killer. christie ileto, channel6 "action news." >> thank you, christie. candles lit and prayers said for the house sitter killed in booed with yourwithwoodbury county. organizers provided words of support for carter's father and
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her five-year-old son. >> we have an update to a story we brought you earlier this week apartment violent high school's player pacheco whose sister was murdered last week. tonight the cumberland county prosecutor tells us 25-year-old donald scurry has been charged with the murder. authorities did not reveal why the mother of three was gunned down in the home. >> an "action news" viewer called in a real concern tonight about his historical plaque on south street. it has been destroyed. it marked where the 19th century activist once lived 8th and south. the mayor tells us this was not
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a purposeful act, just a coincidence. a truck backed into the marker in recent weeks. plans are being made to replace it. >> fall has finally arrived. adam joseph is in for cecily tynan tonight. adam, recent hot and humid streak is apparently over. >> you can feel it. there is a bit of a chair in the air especially with warm temperatures for a week. 14-degrees cooler than this time last week in philadelphia. same for allentown, lancaster, millville and 12-degrees cooler at the airport. 63 in philadelphia, 50s to the north and west. buffalo, 56-degrees. 57 syracuse. satellite and radar the clouds are gone. we have a crystal clear sky today mimicked at the present
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hour. we continue into friday as you step out for the bus stop forecast heading to work, you may need a light jacket. 49 in the suburbs. we have a light wind and bright blue skies talking about a fall like weekend ahead. summer temperatures are returning. we'll talk about it in the seven-day forecast as well. >> thank you. you are probably familiar with the bright orange trucks of tree company aspen. they have been ordered to pay a $95 million fine for hiring illegal immigrants. three managers previously pled guilty. top management was willfully blind while lower level supervisors rehired workers who had been let go because of their immigration status. they have taken responsibility
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and reformed its hiring practices the ceo says. bristol borough has become something of a television star and hundreds celebrated with a watch party. trish hartman, a lot of excitement and pride tonight. >> absolutely, jim. the house was packed in bristol borough. people gathered to watch the first two episodes of the serious that features their community. they can't wait to watch the whole series and they are seeing the effects around town. 250 people gathers to celebrate bristol borough and to watch a show about it. the bucks county community won a voting contest to be featured in main street season two along with a $500,000 revitalization
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for the downtown. >> the town system by the dock, taking advantage of the day dock coming in. >> six businesses were chosen by the show's producers out of 100 applicants to be featured on the show. one was annabel las, an italian restaurant that's been around 14 years. >> they helped give us social media training. we were better at when to post, what to post, being more intentional about that. >> they received a physical makeover and marketing help. >> we had to present our book and questions we had. we had to have answers to their questions so they could make a proper plan if are the business. >> a multimillion dollars
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project was created, an 80-foot pier and two floating docks. >> from the contest itself, people are really feeling good about themselves. >> now there are eight episodes total in the show. the first two are available to stream at small business revolution.org. another episode will be released each month. >> thank you, trish. thank you, bristol. >> still to come, a cabinet member apologizes for spending public money on flights. he plans to cut a check. >> and a congressman shot during a baseball game returns to the capital and thanks the people he calls his lifesavers.
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>> and a comedic access reveals she has cancer. >> summer to fall in 24 hours, yesterday 89 in philadelphia. today 78-degrees. the fall feeling goes back to summer. >> jeff skversky with the eagles getting ready for the chargers, likely without a key player getting a cancer diagnosis is difficult.
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>> 51-year-old congressman steve scalise returned to the house chamber today three months after being shot at a team baseball practice and received thunderous applause. june 14th when scalise was shot
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and left clinging to life. the bullet tore through blood vessels and internal organs. >> you are my hero. you saved my life. thank you so much. he thanked fellow congressman brad wind strop former army surgeon. >> the tourniquet he supplied saved my life. where are you? >> right down front. >> what a moment on the floor of the house of representatives today. >> health and human services secretary tom price is apologizing for taking dozens of private flights at taxpayer expense. one report pegged the cost at $400,000. the multimillionaire will write a check for $52,000 to reimburse
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the cost of his own seat on the flights. >> coaches with the packers and bears stood for the national anthem arm in arm in green bay as a show of unity. packers asked fans to link arms as well. some did, some didn't. julia dreyfus revealed today she has breast cancer. the seinfeld star is using her medical battle to call for universal healthcare saying her insurance is fantastic but not all women are so lucky. >> on health check tonight, u.s. regulators have approved a breast cancer drug. eli lillyeli lillys medication n
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hr positive which the food and drug administration says seven in ten patients have costing $11,000 a month. this is approved in cases where chemotherapy has stopped working. >> the arch de archdiocese of philadelphia is blessing a new donor wall tonight. the plaque has the names of thoat that raised $46 million for families to come to the city of philadelphia. what a weekend that was. >> i remember everything down there. it's phenomenal. what about the accuweather forecast? >> fall is here. it's staying through the weekend. if you like the summer feeling,
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that's coming back as well. the weather center over temple university camera, everything is looking good. there is a chill in the air. the breeze is kicking up out of the northwest. sustained around 20 miles per hour adding to the chill with temperature in the 50s reading as well as allentown, 59 in lancaster, 63 philadelphia, 63 millville and beach haven 63-degrees. as we plan the day for you tomorrow, friday, last day of work for most students, as we go to the end of the week, a lot of sunshine start to finish, 57-degrees at 8:00 in the morning, 2:00 around 70. we won't northbound the 70s for long as the 60s are holding strong especially in the northwestern suburbs.
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the cold front came through bringing change. that's excelling maria way out to sea booking to the east northeast. behind it, little happening. to the north and west, a front north of chicago. that slides through here on saturday. fall is here for your friday, september 29th. wall to wall sunshine, much like today. much schooler tomorrow. less wind around the 70-degree mark as we get to the afternoon hours and we set up shop in the afternoon on saturday, the front slips through. pops of sun, breezy and cool highs in the mid 60s. there will be a couple of spotty showers saturday, far from a wash out despite that we desperately need rain. the ground is dusty at this point. in atlantic city over the last ten days, picking up a quarter inch of rain.
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that's because of a scrape with jose. inland traces over the last week and a half. not much in the way of a soaker at all. 72-degrees tomorrow, mostly sunny and nice. everyday with the exception of saturday, sunshine will win over clouds. saturday, the exception. it is beautiful. # 1 to 75. above normal tuesday. 77. wednesday, 79. 80s could linger. it's a huge honor for students in maximilianion in westchester, the blue ribbon school of
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exprens one of 55 in the country to make the list. they go to schools demonstrating academic success. "action news" continues our long history of celebrating and highlighting positive stories from around the delaware and lehigh valley. stories that make us philly proud. you can find more on our
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>> don't say san diego.
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>> dan south must be crazed. >> it's a weird thing. you want to say san diego, but it's not right. l.a. phillip rivers has thrown the most interceptions since 2014. eagles coach doug pederson was without his best defensive player again today in practice. he is expected to miss sunday's game in l.a. the shorthanded defense has to step up against the chargers. >> we are trying to come back 3-1. that's the goal. we have to do anything to get a w. we have to fix the one yarder. i don't care how it went, we won. we got out of there. we are not trying to do it too close. we are trying to take care of
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business and come back home. it's a business trip. >> the good thing is, the sixers are done with tanking. call it is sam hin hinke rule. >> sixers singing happy birthday. finding the right fit with the young core and veteran free agents they picked up, that's a tough job for coach brown. >> we feel like the base of how we want to play is there and now you stop moving the furniture around in the house. >> we got new pieces and new players who can possibly execute better than years past.
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>> you may not believe me but it's flyers hockey. nolan patrick throwing down. first period, jake voracek. in the second, wayne simmons. leading goal scorer, win 5-1. regular season opens in six cancer challenges us.
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>> it's an off night for the phillies, former philly star nathan worth saying goodbye last night. he's been booed loud and hard for years, no hard feelings. worth wanting to be a free agent wanted to solute phillies fans because he may never play at the park ever again. >> i had a lot of good times in this town and this stadium, regardless of what it sounds like, i was made as a philly. just paying my respects in case. >> a lot of phillies fans don't like the guy but sounds like he loves philadelphia. >> "jimmy kimmel live" next followed by "nightline."
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"action news" continues at 4:30 with pamela edwards, matt o'donnell, david murphey and karen rodgers with traffic. for the entire "action news" team, i'm jim gardner. goodnight. ♪ ♪

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