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one of the busiest rec centers closes its doors. and a summit with players. that's next. >> "action news," delaware valley's leading news program with jim gardner. >> it has been the beating heart of its south philadelphia community for a century. it's the vare recreation center. that community is devastated by
the news that the rec center is closed for business and when it reopens is anyone's guess. it's tuesday night and the big story is the indefinite shutdown of one of the busiest rec centers. it's on the 100th block of mar street. said one member, we have nowhere else to go. dann cuellar has more. the closure is due to danger. >> that's right. the decision has left many programs in limbo as they try to relocate them to other rec centers. >> some 200 kids members of the teams that make up the south philly sharks were practicing on the ball field this as the building closed down.
>> we showed up for practice and the kids needed to go to the bathroom and they weren't allowed to go inside. >> the shutdown has caused chaos by the shutdown of the rec center used by young and old. >> the kids in the neighborhood depend on the afternoon program. that's closed now. i guess they didn't get no fair warning. >> pieces falling off here and there causing enough hazard. the building was required to be shut down immediately. >> we made the decision to close the facility until we determine the extent of repairs needed and when we can make the repairs. >> prior administrations kicked the can down the road. >> if we can't make the
improvements, vare might not be the last facility we close. >> there were issues to revolve like where the kids will go to the bathroom. >> if we don't have nowhere for the kids to go to the bathroom we'll have to give up the season. >> the staff members will have to consider the issues caused by the sudden closure. dann cuellar, channel6 "action news." >> thank you, dan. chopper 6 is over the scene of a late night accident in trenton. a pick up and car collided at 9:30. two adults and two children are being treated for injuries. authorities have in order said
what led to the crash. >> a new castle, delaware boy is fighting for his life after being shot tonight. the teen was shot several times and rushed to christiana hospital in critical condition. a wilmington mother is being held on $2 million bail after confessing to drowning a five-year-old boy and her infant son in a bathtub. she called police yesterday morning and calmly admitted it to the operator. >> it was as a matter of fact. yes, it's two homicides. yes, she made statements saying there was a drowning and her responsibility in the act. >> authorities were at her house street at 4:00 in the morning hours before the murders when she called them worried about her immigration status.
officers say there was no sign the boys were in danger. >> a frankford high school student gunned down last week was remembered tonight. family and friends attended a vigil for 16-year-old messiah. shhe died sunday. his mother was overcome with emotion. >> it's not fair that i'm standing here. i'm supposed to be filling out college applications for my son. >> meteorologist cecily tynan joins us now with the first look at the accuweather forecast. >> jim, part of the reason temperatures are dropping so quickly, there isn't a cloud in the sky. we didn't have one cloud in the
skies of philadelphia all long. this is very rare. the last time we had a cloud free day was february 21st. it doesn't happen often but it's happening the next few days. you can see the area of clear skies by double-barrel pressure. that's over us right now. it will remain over us. skies are clear, dewpoints low. we have a frost advisory south jersey 1:00 in the morning to 9:00. this is where we have patchy frost developing. you can live in the counties that are highlighted. keep your vegetation covered outside. there is warmer air on the way. we'll talk about that in the seven-day forecast. >> republicans in congress can't repeal and replace but a republican and democratic center have come to an agreement on a
short-term plan top stabilize health insurance markets. lamar alexander and patty murray have been talking for weeks and have attracted support from both sides of the aisle. it would give subsidies for two years. they could help low-income people afford insurance. president trump said it it was a short term fix for a year or two. >> appearing before the couple tonight he had this to say. >> while i commend the work b, e must find a solution. >> on the issue of taking down
statues trump said now they are even talking about taking down statues of columbus. what is next. trump heralds his tax plan saying the average american will get a $4,000 pay raise. meanwhile president trump has apparently lost a good deal of money. forbes magazine said trump lost $600 million over the past year and has fallen from the 156th person in the u.s. to 248th. he suffered a hit to his new york real estate holdings, spent millions on his presidential campaign and more settling the lawsuit over trump university. >> officials held a meeting to discuss social issues and both
sides are calling the meeting productive. christie ileto was live outside the link. you have the full story. >> that's right. the meeting didn't center around the protests, rather the issues driving the demonstrations and ways to address them. >> ahead of the annual meeting, malcolm jenkins and others talked about the social issues starting with kaepernick kneeling to call attention to police brutality has become a debate. >> everything we talked about has to do with the state of the anthem and move this forward to make sustainable changes. >> i think we all agree that it's important to make our communities better. that was the focus. >> jenkins recently partnered with the philadelphia police
department to do just that, even doing ride alongs with officers. >> i give him credit for the fact that he's extending the olive branch. he's made it clear the issues he has with law enforcement and people of color, but he's also made additional attempts to try to make inroads to make things better. >> the league and players agreed to keep the discussion going. some argue that talk is cheap. >> we can't be satisfied by letting a few black players in to talk about the issues. we want to hear the nfl stance on police brutality as it impacts the black community. >> they are calling for a boycott during monday's eagle's game and will do a protest on the lincoln solidarity with collin kaepernick.
christie ileto, channel6 "action news." >> 16 inmates face first-degree murder charges in the deadly uprising at the prison. two others are charged with kidnapping and conspiracy. >> this is a step forward. you know, at the end of the day, let the judicial system work its course, and hopefully, you know, somebody's held accountable for the heinous crime. the indictment does not provide details over the plot or how authorities identified those responsible. a review uncovered mismanagement, cultural problems and an adversarial relationship
between prisoners and staff. >> class is back in session at john b. kelly elementary school come tomorrow morning. the school in the germantown section of philadelphia has been closed since thursday because of mold. the problem was linked to the h. vak system. the mold has been cleaned up. still to come on "action news" tonight, hundreds of jobs in the lehigh valley are on the chopping block at a major bank. >> and we take you inside the new high-rise in philadelphia where they are setting penthouse records 57bd wherrecords and whe your car inside. >> and marching to the beat of their own drum, for positive change. cecily? >> the high 61. five degrees below normal. i'm tracking warmer days ahead along with rain. i'll let you know when in the
>> bad news on the labor front tonight. as many as 460 workers in bethlehem will soon be out of a job. wells fargo is closing its location and laying many off. >> a deal has been reached with a faculty union on a new contract. westchester, chaney and cooks town. professors went on strike a year ago. that was resolved with a deal that ends in june. today's agreement would run an extra year until june 2019.
it is moving day for one of philadelphia's premier new addresses. "action news" was invited inside for a look at the high-rise of 500 walnut street. the 26 story glass tower overlooks independence mall under construction for two and a half years. it will be home to 35 residences. the buyers are getting an unfinished floor to design and decorate to their liking. the developer says the two story penthouse sold for nearly $18 million setting a record for philadelphia. the building itself includes uncommon spaces, uncommon common spaces like the sky lit pool and robotic parking. >> in the hunting park section of philadelphia, it's a program to bridge the gap between police and children in disadvantaged neighborhoods. if today was any indication, it
looks like one effective idea. anniemccormick has that story. >> this is the first time these students played the drums. twenty-fifth district philadelphia police officer derek sa raj is their teacher. this morning the class started from scratch. surprised with new drums, they learned to wear them, put them together, even wear a drumstick. >> a drum line is one unit. one unit. there is no individual players. >> on this beat, officer d. is teaching life lessons too. >> look good and take pride in this. be proud of this. clap it up. >> the program is part of the police youth alliance, an
initiative launched by the children's foundation placing police officers with the talent in a classroom to teach enrichment programs. many kids come from disadvantaged neighborhoods. this is a positive way t to geto know the police. >> i'm able to give back in that way to me is unbelievable. >> good job! >> philadelphia police officers from across the city will participate in the program with independence schools, helping 5,000 students. annie mccormick, channel6 "action news." >> a bucks county principle is following through on his promise spending this night on the roof. tim long is the principle at
newtown middle school. his school adopted a high school from the hurricane. he said if they raised the money he would sleep under the stars. >> it will be a bit chilly. frost in parts of south jersey and plenty of clear skies. a nice looking shot on boathouse road where the skies are clear, winds are calm and temperatures are dropping quickly. i wanted to share this photo posted on my facebook page. you can see the blue skies and leaves are changing. this year, due to the lack of rainfall, the colors are not as vibrant as recent years. it's fall, and it feels like it.
right now, philadelphia 52. allentown, 44. millville 41. dover 47. the day planner tomorrow, much like tonight, bright will you skies and sunshine. it will warm up. today's high 61. tomorrow, temperatures rise up to the 70s and loads of sunshine. high pressure in control all week long. satellite and radar look like this. clear conditions with clear skies, low dewpoints, temperatures dropping quickly. a good idea for the kids to wear jackets to the bus stop. suburbs, 39. philadelphia 40-degrees. bright sunshine and low 70s. for most of the viewing area, allentown 70. pottstown 71. philadelphia 72. that's six degrees above average.
today five below. trenton 70. cooler along the shore. temperatures in the mid to upper 60s, ocean temperature 65. the exclusive accuweather forecast, loads of sunshine, tomorrow 72-degrees. up one degree on thursday. 73, another degree friday, 74. only sunshine right through the end of the workweek. saturday, mostly sunny skies. high thin clouds, 74-degrees. sunday, clouds thicken more, 76. monday, partly sunny, 77-degrees. dry and mild for the eagles monday night football at the link. tuesday, a front will bring us rain 70-degrees. temperatures drop behind the front for the middle of next week. next seven days really nice. >> thank you, cecily.
two news reporters were honored tonight. nora mechanic and andy stone. they were thanked for their hard work. nora and andy are retiring october 31st. andy looks so serious. there's a smile. they will be missed. >> this is a memorable night for children's charities. the irish public foundation wrote checks totaling $89,000. this came from the tour du jour in july. volunteers and sponsors were invited for the party in northeast philadelphia. ♪ ♪
the internet. right. streaming is only as good as your internet. so get the best internet - with the 100% fiber-optic network - get fios - now just $79.99 per month for fios gigabit connection plus tv and phone. >> flyers continue to look good on the offensive end. >> scoring goals at an alarming rate. >> last year the flyers were in the bottom third of nhl goals scored. a week into the season they are scoring at a frantic pace. >> fourth goal of the season, 1-0 flyers. shane gets his first goal of the season. flyers get the 2-0 lead.
still in the second, flyers on the rush, on the powerplay, captain claude giroux, three goal advantage. they are not done yet. nolan patrick here. flyers score four second period goals win 5-1. they have scored 13 goal in the past two games. >> as a team, we are making a lot of plays. coach is giving us a new way to do that. it's fun hockey out there. >> sixer opener is tomorrow night in d.c. while we are so excited about that, joel embiid is not happy about something else. the center learned he will be under minute restrictions early going. he said that's bleeping ridiculous, although he didn't use the word ridiculous. coach brown said embid would
there's no food on the table. what's important is the children. steve sweeney... he fought for 'em. this is where he's from. steve sweeney's been here since the beginning. steve spearheaded the whole project and really brought it to fruition. it would've never been done without steve. it was a pride in building this port and then knowing that we're coming back.
we don't get caught up in that too early. keep working. >> don't forget, we are teaming up to bring you monday night's action. kickoff at 8:00, game at 8:30. >> on off, on off. ezekiel elliot's suspension off again. a federal judge ordered a temporary restraining order. more hearings will follow but for now, he's allowed to play. >> penn state hosts number 19 michigan saturday night. coach franklin is calling for a whitwhite out, all fans wear wh. >> i think people realize that the only thing i like more than christmas is a white out football game. >> watch here on "6abc,"
coverage saturday night, 7:30. should be a good one. >> should be. torrey smith and teammates spent time with kids from the philadelphia wooden boat factory. they gathered after school and went out on the water. the eagles presented them with a $5,000 check so they can continue their work. a lot of smiles on the water. today, "jimmy kimmel live" from brooklyn next on channel6 followed by "nightline." guest david letterman with music from fifth harmony. for cecily tynan, ducis rogers and the entire "action news" team, i'm jim gardner. goodnight. ♪ ♪
hey! you're going to pay for this! okay. >> stop calling me farris. >> stop calling me farris. >> i'm trying to enjoy my day off! ♪ >> dicky: from brooklyn, it's "jimmy kimmel live"! tonight, david letterman, and music from fifth harmony, brought to you by google home mini, with cleto and the cletones featuring paul shaffer, and now, what's your problem, here's jimmy kimmel!