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new jersey school district after a week of canceled classes. some schools are reopening next week, but others will remain closed. thanks for joining us at 6:00. i'm chris o'connell. >> i'm dawn timmeney. the school district releasing this information in the last hour. fox 29's dave kinchen is live in williamstown where parents are about to meet, dave. >> reporter: that's right, parents have couldn't to do talk about this issue over the last few days. they'll meet here at williamstown high school at 7:0. right now it look like band practice, but the meeting will be here at 7:00. in the meantime, breaking news, officials say students will be going back to classes tuesday except for holly glenn and whitehall schools. holly glenn was closed after mold was found there and the district says parents should check with the website the district's website to see holly glenn relocation plan as holly glenn students will be going to another locations. more plans will be announce annr whitehall students as well with cleaning recommended for that school. the district says staff will
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report here at william town high school at 8:00 a.m. monday for a meeting before going to their respective buildings. again, all of this happening with a meeting to night at 7:00 o'clock here at williamstown high school, and parents are likely going get another update, and they certainly will keep up the pressure on the board for lon long-term action. back to you. >> dawn? >> all right, dave, thank you. and now to your fox 29 weather authority. as we take a live look at wilmington, delaware, kind of a cool end to the work week. >> we could be seeing a weekend warmup. i don't even know what season it is any more. >> i know. >> meteorologist scott williams he may have the answer joins us way first check on the weekend forecast. hey, scott. >> hi there, chris and dawn. just keep multiple wardrobes handy over the next several days. i mean, high temperatures today feeling more like fall. reading 62 degrees. allentown 63. 66 was the high temperature in philadelphia the average for this time of year skate degrees. so we were 2 degrees below
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average. we have low 60s right now in allentown. low 50's mount pocono. 65 degrees currently in atlantic city along with wildwood and winds look at that still coming in out of the east. so it's been cloudy, it's been cool, and down the shore especially around cape may rehoboth beach, we're looking at some of those spotty showers continuing to move on shore. i think most of us will stay dry for your friday evening plans. but it will be a little on the cool side. temperatures bottom out tonight 62 degrees in philadelphia. 63 dover. mid 50s pottstown. right around 50 tonight for mount pocono. what about the upcoming weekend a lot of fall festivals taking place. the temple game. warmer temperatures, but i'm tracking a few shower chances coming up with the seven day. back over to you. >> all right. , scott, thank you. >> sky fox over the pennsylvania turnpike's northeast extension. that's where you can expect some delays and closures beginning to night in lehigh and carbon counties starting at 9:00 o'clock tonight the highway between the lehigh valley and ma
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hone anything valley interchanges will be closed so crews can work to replace a bridge much the rotor is expec expected to reopen monday morning. camden police need your help in catching several car thieves. this is surveillance video of the car police say the suspects were driving on the night of september 26th the night of the crime. as you can see, an orange sedan there arrives on the 2,000 block of admiral wilson boulevard. it happened about 7:30 that night. moments later, the suspects steal a car and take off. if you have any information on these, police call police. people waiting in line for a doughnut an cup of coffee in a philadelphia dunkin' donuts find themselves in a real state of terror. a man with a knife jumps the counter and this is happening right in the middle of the day. and it may not have been the first time that this guy struck. fox 29's dave schratwieser live from police headquarters with more on this story. dave? >> reporter: dawn, no doubt 95-point robberies are on the rise in philadelphia recently. they've left local businesses
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realing the latest one was wednesday just before noon on girard avenue and that left employees and customers shaken. >> we have been seeing up tick in 95-point robberies of convenience stores. >> reporter: as surveillance cameras rolled customers and employees jumped out of the way when this knife wielding robber vaulted over the counter at dunkin' donuts on girard avenue and terrorized the place. >> come on now. god for bid they could have, you know, really got hurt. like, and, like, i'm still in shock. >> reporter: it was wednesday just before noon as the suspect announced robbery then ripped open two cash register drawers after frightened employees refused to help. >> threatening the employees with the knife and they back off thankfully so they're not hurt in this end counsel. >> that's really awful. low lives. they're low life. >> and he jumped over the counter and he has a big knife. >> reporter: this was the latest knife point armed robbery in the area in recent weeks. police have already connected seven robberies to one suspect. now they're trying to determine
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if this latest stick-yup is also linked. >> we're still trying to put together to see if this male or the other mail fits the profile of the ones that we have some surveillance video and stills around the area. >> reporter: in the latest robbery the suspect was also caught on camera dumping the clothes and mask he wore in the robbery. he was then picked up on surveillance cameras in a local store with another man. then entering this maroon ford expedition with black rims. >> i hope they catch him, sir. i really do. >> we want to definitely get the one guy. we didn't obscure the face of the second male, too. we want to know who he is but he's with the person committing the robbery. >> reporter: incredibly the robber left behind his knife on the counter. you can see that in the surveillance video. police did recover those clothes that he took off while making his get away. they hope to find fingerprints or dna on that clothing. chris? >> all right, dave, thanks. president trump makes a big announcement. he says he will not recertify the iran nuclear deal. president trump came down hard
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on iran accusing the government of violating the spirit of the 2015 nuclear deal. the president is sending the deal to congress asking lawmakers to make it tougher with harsher punish manies for iran fit fails to comply. democrats are harshly criticizing the president saying he's putting americans in dang danger. >> president trump's refuse al to recertify is a grave mistake that threatens america's security. >> i am directing my administration to work closely with congress and our allies to address the deals many serious flaws. >> congress has now 60 days to decide what to do. iran's government harshly condemned president trump's announcement saying the deal is much stronger than the president thinks. meantime a surprise move from the trump administration when it comes to obamacare. late last night, the federal government announced it would stop paying cost sharing subsidies to insurance companies for health care. the department of health and human services released a statement saying, it could not
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justify the payments without congressional authority. experts say the halt of payments will trigger a spike in consumers premiums and less congress authorizes the funding. president trump tweeted this morning that the democrats should call him to fix the health care problem. >> he is cutting off reductions or subsidies or the insurance bailout however you want to indicate and with that, yes, you will have a quick unraveling of the -- of the fac affordable cae act. >> congressional democratic leaders chuck schumer and nancy pelosi called the move a quote spiteful act of vast, point less sabotage. >> firefighters in california continuing to battle more than 20 blazes in the deadliest week of wildfires in the state's history. the disastrous fires have killed at least 31 people more than any other california wildfire on record and even more people remain unaccounted for tonight. with low humidity and high winds expected to return to the
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region, federal agencies and fire departments from all over the country are pouring in to help. the flames have now charred more than 190,000 acres of land, damaging or destroying thousand of homes and businesses. the fires have also ushered in an environmental crisis in the bay area which is dealing with some of the worst air quality ever recorded. well check this out. these are stolen items recovered by pennsylvania state police from delaware and chester counties. so if you've been the victim of a burglary, well, you may want to reach out to state police. they're displaying 150 items at their media barrack stolen over the past two years. the person behind this has been charged season in custody. dozen of people showed up today to see if any of the stolen property belonged to them. if you missed out, don't worry. you can still check out the items. >> but they do have to have a police report prior to this news release and also, um, they have to have a serial number or a receipt if they don't have
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police report. something that can identify that that's -- the property is theirs. so we can get that back to them. >> state police are advising residents to keep their doors locked and to always report any suspicious activity. today philadelphia and septa police teamed up to renovate houses for two low income homeowners in kensington. volunteer renovation project is part of a program called rebuilding together philadelph philadelphia. the group renovates homes for low income and senior citizens and military veterans. the renovations are taking place on the 1900 block of somerset street. each house is evaluated on 25 health and safety goals and collaboration with the national center for healthy housing. >> the very first time that i volunteered for one of these builds i was impressed and touched by the work that rebuild together performs here with the community. i saw the appreciation and joy in the eyes of homeowners and it really made me want to be a part of it.
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>> rebuilding together philadelphia is a non-profit organization with more than 100,000 volunteers who complete over 75 home rebuilding projects every year. a retired marine corps sergeant from virginia who lost both legs in afghanistan has made his mission to raise money for veterans groups. rob jones is embarking on an extraordinary feat. 31 marathons in 31 consecutive days in 31 different cities. he started out yesterday in london and was in philadelphia today headed to new york city tomorrow. and he won't stop until he ends up in washington, d.c. on veterans day. his motto is, survive, recover, live. he realizes that just because he's a double amputee does not mean he is incapable of serving his country. >> you know, most of the time if you just wanted to do it you might not be able to, but when you're doing it for a purpose as important as bringing awareness to the strengths and the
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struggles of our veterans, um, it's easy for me and then, upping, obviously i have a bunch of supporters out here and i'm feeding off you have their comradery as well and that's just kind of pushing me forward. >> wow ! what an inspirational the money raised during this trip will go to three charities that support veterans. well, it is crunch time for cities competing for amazon's affect. how philadelphia is working to convince the tech giant to build its new headquarters right here. kristen, i hear there was a football game last night. >> about that, philadelphia eagles, now the top dog in the nfc their win against carolina. ahead in sports what makes carson wentz the leader of this squad according to his teammates. when you're a double-dipping pension-padder
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like steve sweeney, it's important to maintain a certain... lifestyle. that's why sweeney spent over a hundred grand of his campaign funds on high-priced meals and other gifts. we're talking fine cigars, fancy watches, pricey restaurants, and expensive wines - all to charm the type of folks who helped him raise your taxes 145 times. too many in south jersey are struggling. but steve sweeney's looking out for himself,
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not for us.
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♪ when the busines am month son is looking for a second headquarters, you tend to pay attention and when that headquarters means tens of thousands of new jobs, you prepare your best sales pitch.
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>> and when your city home to top flight business school why not get the students involved in the process, right. >> bruce gordon live overlooking center city with what these students came up with. pretty impressive, bruce. absolutely. it's become a nationwide feeding frenzy with big cities and world class wanabees shouting pick me. well today philadelphia's efforts got some help from the younger generation. >> pennsylvania wharton school attracts some of the brightest young business mine in the world. so why not put these kids to work helping the city they now call home? >> because we see amazon in philadelphia being a long-term project. >> two dozen teams of wharton students competed friday with mayor jim kenney attendance to put together the best philly sales pitch for amazon's second headquarters. >> we're looking for innovative ideas that can actually try to articulate to amazon why philadelphia is such a great place to be in. >> reporter: seattle based internet retailer and tech firm
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is promising to create 50 thus san new high-paying jobs in what's being called hq2. philly is among a host of major metro areas chomping at the bit to win the prize. >> wharton prime and team delphi. [ applause ] >> congratulations to you guys. [ applause ] >> co winners of friday's wharton presentation gave us a sense of what it will take to real in the big catch. first and for most tax breaks and incentives by our students calculations more than $12 billion worth. and worth the price. >> inn direct effects of the ne& business that is will want to come to philadelphia now and, um, you know what these people will be contributing to the city and eating out and renning apartments and there's just so much value that philadelphia will gain from that. >> reporter: philly got to overcome its reputation of high and confusing business taxes. but our student contest winners say the cost of living here is a selling point. >> i mean a big part of it i think is kind of highlighted by the philly food scene right now. you have all these restaurant
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tears who can't handle the prices in new york city and so they're coming over to fill and saying, wow, we have 99% of the benefits of new york city at& half the cost. >> reporter: given the competition, philadelphia is far from a sure thing but one of our student winners says the competition for amazon has already helped to erase our infamous inferiority complex. >> i think that issue has already changed with philadelphia standing up and saying, you know what, let's take a run at this. i think we're in it to win it. >> reporte: we mentioned mayor jim kenney his delegatio delegation's pitch to amazon is due to the company by next thursday. these wharton winners are hoping at least a few of their suggestions will make it into the final presentation. chris, we will see. >> reporter: all right. alludes on amazon, thanks bruce. back to your fox 29 weather authority now. take a live look down the shore. you are looking at cape may, n. >> it's really starting to feel like fall. not quite a beach day today. meteorologist scott williams joining us nouse with a check of your forecast. scott? >> hi there, dawn and chris. yeah, roller coaster temperatures. it feels like fall today.
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but warmer air ahead for the up coming weekend. tomorrow will be back into the 70s and then by sunday you guessed it, the 80s and then another cool down early next week. look at the forecast. mid 70s for high temperatures tomorrow. maybe a few showers around. but not a wash out. don't cancel any plans. maybe a spotty shower at the temple homecoming game and look at sunday. high temperature 81 degrees. well above average for this time of year. ultimate doppler right now, a few clouds out there and also as we move into cape may and rehoboth beach, looking at a time few echoes kind of moving in with that rainfall around. dewey beach, rehoboth beach, so not the best of beach days down the shore. those winds are still out of the east locking in some of those clouds and those cooler below average tepp hers much it's movely cloudy for tonight. i think most of us stay dry and then during the day tomorrow, here's the clock at 9am we're looking at a few showers, sprinkles around the i-95 corridor but tomorrow the best chance for rainfall south and
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east of that i-95 corridor. by noon, we're looking at most of the light showers down the shore. that will continue into the afternoon albeit some light rainfall across the region. temperatures right now, upper 50s toward reading, berks coun county. low 50s currently mount pocono. we have 65 degrees in wilmingt wilmington. mid to upper 60s down the shore and also sections of central delaware. temperatures for tonight, it's cool, 50 mount pocono. mid 50s for allentown. also around pots up to. 60 degrees in wilmington. philadelphia will bottom out right around 62 degrees. that forecast for tomorrow, once again, warmer temperatures. look, we're back into the mid 70s across pretty much the entire area. 77 degrees in millville. 73 in trenton. even 70s on tap for the lehigh valley. the bottom line, the roller coaster ride continues. feeling a little more like summer by sunday with that high of 81 degrees, but a cold front will bring a cool push of fall
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air our way. look at monday. 63 degrees. and then tuesday morning, wednesday morning, lows in the city will be into the 40s. so some of the cooler air that we've seen across the area the entire season then we moderate back into the low 70s kristen, welcome to philadelphia. >> thanks so much. looking forward to my first kind of fall weather here so far. you know who had a little pep in their step today, the eagles. that's what happens when you move to five-one and coming up, how carson wentz cemented himself as the out right leader on this team and what he did in the carolina game to rally his teammates.
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after 8 years of chris christie, is kim guadagno the change new jersey really needs? guadagno is christie's hand-picked successor. says she's "proud to be part of the christie administration." guadagno was chris christie's right hand as our schools came under attack, critical services were underfunded, and our credit rating was downgraded...11 times. from the bridge to the beach, we've seen it all, and we've had enough. kim guadagno isn't the change we need.
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>> doing great of we're five and one, baby. >> five and one like carson said, being five and one is go good. you know what is even better of the nfc east combined andst having one of the best records in the nfl. what way to start the weekend. the guy leading this team right now, you her him there, carson wentz he's being solidified as the guy for this team. never more so was that evident the hit he took there last night. his teammates loved it. just don't lead with your throwing shoulder next time. >> want to look at a game and talk about character. that freaking shoulder right there. i mean the guy is getting smacked early and often in the beginning of the game. never wavered his confidence. never wavered his composure. never wavered, um, i think that just speaks volume how we feel about him and how he feels about us. >> great wins deserve great celebrations and malcolm jenkins has one there in the eagles
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locker room. pretty representative of how most of philly was feeling this morning. now it's just seeing if they can keep this up the rest of the season. the eagles now on mini bye week of sorts before monday night game against the redskins looking ahead the runway is clear. three straight home games. two-one redskins squad the eagles have already beaten winless 9'ers and broncos at home before their actual bye week. phillies bench coach larry bowa is shifting to an advisory role now win the team. he's going to be senior adviser to general manager mack klintock this means he won't be coaching under the new staff under the new phillies manager who has yet to be hired. the flyers back home in philly ready to see their fans tomorrow night after wrapping up a four-game road trip out west. it was a tough way to start their season. but now back in the friendly confines of the wells fargo sent they are happy to put it behind them. >> i think you always look forward to that. you know, it's early in the year and we're coming off of a tough road trip, obviously now we've
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got a stretch here at home that becomes real important to the start of our season. >> how good does carson wentz look. [ laughter ] >> he was there. you heard it there. five and one, baby. i'm happy. >> winning does good for -- i got to say not for nothing malcolm jenkins dance, i thought he had better moves. >> i thought it was pretty rocking. he was -- >> eh. >> feeling it. >> let's see you try. >> do you it after the next win. >> no thanks. i'm good. >> darn, we'll vol to get that later. >> that will do it for us here at 6:00 o'clock. >> we'll see you back here at 10:00 o'clock. have a great night.
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