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council announcing this afternoon it will not be endorsing that sale. the deal would have allowed a connecticut-based utility company to buy pgw from the city for $1.86 billion. >> what we heard and saw today is quite possibly the biggest cop out that we've seen in recent legislative history in philadelphia. >> the city council through its process met with and talked with members and we came to the conclusion that we could not endorse the deal as proposed. >> mayor nutter says benefits from the sale of pgw would have helped the city's struggling pension fund, philadelphia the largest city in the country to own a gas utility. now to the embattled state supreme court justice caught up in a porn e-mail scanneding. seamus mccaffrey served nearly eight years on pennsylvania's high court. >> the disclosure says he sent
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or received over 200 pornographic e-mails over a four-year period. we are being joined to break down mccaffrey's career on the high court and the scandal which led to its end. >> justice mccaffrey handed over his letter of resignation to governor corbett a week after being suspended by his colleagues on the state supreme court. for seven years, justice mccaffrey served on the pennsylvania supreme court. the ç64-year-old's life was fu of public service. first as a philadelphia police officer, then as the presiding judge, sorting out rambunctious eagles fans in what was known as eagles court, a courtroom in the veteran s stadium basement. he's retiring monday. e-mails were sent and received between 2008 and 2012.
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mccaffrey's retirement ends an investigation into his conduct. it also ends a 20-year judicial career. mccaffrey did not talk to the media. his only statement came from his resignation letter. it says in part, i am very proud of my 20 years of public service to the citizens of philadelphia. i want to make clear that under no circumstances would i request or agree to take senior status in the philadelphia judicial system nor would i ever be a candidate for appointment or election to any pennsylvania judicial office in the future. >> reporter: when asked about the scandal, the state's chief justice was quoted as saying no other justice has done as much to bring the supreme court in disrepute. the nurse forced into quarantine in a new jersey hospital after treating ebola patients in west africa is on her way home right now. casi hickox says she was held against her will at university hospital in newark despite the
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fact she tested negative for the virus saturday morning. today marks one month since the first case of ebola was diagnosed in this country. >> since that original case, three more people have been diagnosed. new jersey health officials say casi hickox had been symptom-free for 24 hours. she will undergo a 21-day quarantine at her home in maine per that state's guidelines. also today, the u.s. army says it will quarantine soldiers coming back from serving in liberia even though they were kept away from any ebola patients. this just in, the new york health department confirms that a 5-year-old boy has tested negative for the ebola virus. the boy developed a fever after returning from a trip to guinea over the weekend. nbc 10's cydney long, live at the hospital in newark where that nurse was released today. we now know how she was transported? ç >> reporter: renee, we do. her release happened quietly under the radar and without any
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flashing lights or sirens. our sister station in new york is reporting that an ems professional is actually driving miss hickox door to door from the hospital to her home in maine in a medically equipped suv as we speak. speaking about nurse casi hickox, new jersey's aclu called her mandatory quarantine a knee-jerk reaction driven by fear. >> these are impulsive actions that haven't been implemented in consultation with the medical community. >> reporter: hickox left newark's university hospital shortly before 1:30 monday quietly and beyond the scope of media cameras. she was kept in isolation throughout the weekend. governor christie implemented the mandatory measure friday. hickox's attorney planned to sue the state. >> we should be treating this emwith compassion and not like criminals. >> reporter: only this morning did the cdc along with doctors in newark grant hickox her wish to go home to maine and be
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self-quarantined. >> i understand she didn't want to be there. she made that clear from the beginning. my obligation is to all the people of new jersey. >> governor christie posted these comments to youtube. he says he's not backing off a mandatory quarantine for anyone returning from ebola affected nations to new jersey. question is, without a state of emergency, can he do so? and where do you draw the line? casi hickox has a family she returns to in maine. >> what about their loved ones? what's going to happen with their husband or wife or children? are they doing to be detained as well. >> no matter what you do, there will be critics. you don't worry about that. you worry about doing what's right for the people you represent. >> the new jersey mandatory quarantine policy is counterproductive and hurts the overall ebola effort. >> reporter: this of course could deter medical professionals from wanting to travel in order to provide care
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overseas. we did reach out to miss hickox attorney, norm siegel, both by e-mail and phone to ask if they still plan to sue the state of new jersey. we have not yet heard back. live in newark, i'm cydney longç nbc 10 news. meantime, a pennsylvania nurse's union concerned about ebola is urging state leaders not to follow in the footsteps of new york and new jersey. sciu health care, pennsylvania and the nurse alliance of sciu asking legislators to reject the idea of a statewide quarantine of health care professionals returning from africa who test negative. they say there's no logical reason to quarantine a health care professional that tests negative and shows no symptoms. doing so is not providing care or protection but instead creating fear and panic. nbc "nbc nightly news" will have latest on the ebola virus and the controversy surrounding the
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quaurns teen quarantines coming up at 6:30. there was a brawl at a baby shower in lehigh valley, lower macungie township. the three suspects were charged with harassment and assault. they injured a 16-year-old girl as well as a 34-year-old woman. septa's largest union says riders can count on buses, trolleys and subways through at least friday. but if there's no progress by the end of the week, the union's president says workers could strike. nbc 10's rosemary connors live tonight outside union headquarters. >> i reached out to septa immediately after we heard from the union president and septa tells me that they're pleased that the union is willing to give riders 24 hours notice in the event there is a strike but they hope that they can continue bargaining. septa adds that a strike could affect potentially more than 900,000 daily riders. according to the union
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president, the main issue is pensions. he says the two sides are very far apart. >> california, pennsylvania. >> reporter: that's the distance between the transport workers union and septa. until the two sides can reach enough common ground by friday, bus drivers, subway and trolley operators will walk off the job. >> i can't promise anything beyond this week. >> if there were a strike, what would it mean for you? >> stay home if i can. this is my primary need of transportation. if this is closed down i don't know what else toç do. >> reporter: college students, like many other who rely on public transportation, have few options. >> i would have to walk and that would be like a 30, 35-minute walk. >> reporter: do you take the subway every morning? >> yes. >> reporter: to get to your internship? >> yes. >> they have a right to strike and they should use every means necessary. >> but they should be able to reach a compromise.
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>> reporter: this to me is about egos. >> reporter: union president willie brown says his members want full pension reform and septa is not willing to change the system. >> septa's a liar and you tell them i said it. >> reporter: i've been reaching out to septa to getting specific reaction about the differences in pension payout for union members and management and the possibility of complete pension reform. i just heard back a few moments ago. septa tells me we are willing to discuss any and all bargaining issues at the table. reporting live outside of local 234's headquarters, i'm rosemary connors, nbc 10 news. new at 6:00, a slot machine sell-off connected to atlantic city's casino crisis, the former trump plaza looking to sell the last of its old slots. casino still has 353 slot machines. they plan to sell them for $150,000. trump entertainment is still working to keep the taj mahal
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open. for now, the company will only commit to running the taj through the end of november. it could become the fifth atlantic city casino to close this year. tonight we're hearing from the family of an atlantic city woman accused of tossing her infant into an inlet before jumping into the water herself. patricia shurig and her 1-month-old daughter were rescued from the water. a retired firefighter performed cpr to revive the tiny little baby who relatives say is now fine. family members say shurig has been suffering from postpartum depression. >> she's been very sad. >> in her mind that's what she thought this, she thought she was doing what's best for her and her baby. obviously it's not. >> patricia shurig is in fair condition and under police guard she's charged with aggravated assault. police say additional charges
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could also be filed. nbc 10 is your station for decision 2014 election coverage. voters will be heading to the polls in 8 days now. with time running out, big names are coming out to support the men running for pennsylvania governor. former florida governor jeb bush is attending an event with republican governor tom corbett. they're here for the unveiling of the george h.w. bush center. former president bill clinton campaigning for corbett's challenger in pittsburgh. clinton said wolf is a man that can bring people together for the political and economic good. on sunday, president barack obama will come to philadelphia to campaign for wolf. a troubled philadelphia charter high school closes its doors suddenly, leaving students and parents in the lurch. what happens next, i'm lu ann cahn. a live report coming up.
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great weather to start the week but that's not how it's going to end. i'm tracking midweek showers and a cold blast for halloween. nbc 10 first alert forecast is next.
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>> i think he should have did things better. i don't think you should communicate with parents by sending out a vaoicemail. >> parents say they are worried over their children's education. just last week the school held a lottery to reduce enrollment for its lower grades. >> and parents high schoolers were told grades 9 through 12 would survive until they got this voicemail last night. listen. >> has no other option but to immediately begin the process of transitioning our hiuh school students to other schools. >> the school sent that voicemail to parents just hours before the start of classes this morning. happening now, school leader are deciding whether those high school students could attend classes. >> that's where nbc 10's lu ann cahn is live working to get answers from the school. >> reporter: parents and students are streaming that this meeting that started about 15 minutes ago. they're anxious, frustrated,
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angry. we have an nbc 10 news team inside. parents knew that the walter palmer charter high school was in trouble last spring but most stuck with it only to find out suddenly last night there would be no more classes starting this morning. >> when the school district was sending papers home telling us to transfer our children, the school was sending us letters saying, oh, no. >> transitioning our high school students to other schools. >> the message, find your child another school. the school closed as of monday morning, the founder ran out of money. >> 60% of our funds have been taken from us. >> for years his charter school purposely doubled the number of students he was contractually chartered to serve. the state continued to fund those extra students. the school siphoned millions from the school district budget to do it. that amid allegations the school was charge for students that were not actually sitting in
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seats. and more. >> their success rate is way below the school district of philadelphia's success rate. >> recently the state supreme court ruled palmer violated the contract and stopped the flow of $300,000 a month to the school. >> they're facing poverty, hunger, disease, racism. >> reporter: dr. palmer says his schools take care of children no one else cared for. today, same day he shut his high school he was on the hot seat defending his k through 8 program. the school district wants to shut the lower school down at the end of the year but says it's as stunned as parents, dr. palmer decided to close the high school now. >> now the kids might be out of school for a week. >> there is one potential plan for all of the students to transfer over to west philadelphia high school promise academy, whether or not that plan will work out, we will point out tonight. live in the frankford section of philadelphia, lu ann cahn, nbc 10 news. now your nbc 10 first alert weathy:h(rrq# meteorologist glenn "hurricane" schwartz.
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>> we've had pretty mild weather lately, nothing compared to what we'll see tomorrow. temperatures well into the 70s over much of the area. we have showers that we'll be tracking and finally a cold bloft coming this weekend. where it will feel more like december. the sun's officially set a few minutes ago. it's a beautiful day, 63 degrees. 9 mile-an-hour wind, 34% humidity. humidity down. the temperature is up. the average high for this time of the year is 63. and we're talking about 75 degrees for the high tomorrow. we hit 67 degrees today. we are still in the 60s across much of the area, 59 in mt. holly. it's already dropping in millville, 55 degrees. it is not dropping too much back out to the west. 82 degrees in nashville. 81 in st. louis. it was warmer there an hour ago. some of that warm air is coming in tomorrow.
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some of this cold air really cold air, is going to be trying to come in over the weekend. temperatures in the 20s in the middle of the afternoon in central canada. and that is really cold for this time of the year, even up there. we have a lot of sunshine along the east coast. showers in the middle of the country. that's with the front that's going to come through and it will be a strong one, because we have warm air ahead of it and by the time we get to the weekend, that dark blue cold air is going to be with us. and kind of in the middle of that is halloween. it's not going to be as cold as the weekend but way colder than the next couple of nights. 55 at 5:00, 51 at 7:00. 48 at 9:00. and it looks like it's probably going to be dry during that period. for tonight, clear notes so cold. 50 degrees. for the low in philadelphia, 42 north and west. a lot of places were in the 30s this morning. none of that tomorrow morning.
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sunny, unseasonably warm tomorrow. highs in the mid-70s. still pretty warm on wednesday, although showers come in, temperatures may drop in the afternoon a little bit. and then they drop a lot more for thursday and for friday. and even more for saturday and sunday. highs onlyç in the 40s. some showers saturday morning could be some snow flurries or snow showers well north and west. and then wind chills in the 20s by sunday morning. thanks, hurricane. i'm john clark. could the eagles make a trade before the nfl trade deadline? chip kelly responds to reports? and did lesean mccoy want the birds to run the ball more yesterday? we'll hear from him, next.
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what's the truth on taxes? says it's tom corbett who's being dishonest. they say tom wolf has a plan to reduce income taxes for the middle class and cut local property taxes. and tom corbett? it's corbett who slashed education by a billion dollars... ...and now almost 80% of school districts plan to raise property taxes. and it's corbett who's increasing gas taxes by 28 cents a gallon. tom corbett. desperate and dishonest.
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this is the xfinity sportsdesk brought to you by xfinity, your home for the most live sports. i'm john clark. nick foles' turnovers are hurting the eagles right now. he's turned the ball over 12 times. only blake bortles has more turnovers in the nfl. the defense giving up huge plays yesterday. it's the first time in eagles history the birds defense gives up two touchdowns of 75 yards or more in a game. the eagles are reportedly looking for safety help before the trade deadline tomorrow. or are they? >> no, we're not looking into safeties. if someone calls us and says they want to give us their safety, we'd take a safety. i think the whole trade deadline in the national football league, i said it this morning, is overblown. it's not major league baseball where we're unloading contracts, four guys are going here and all of a sudden we're tradingç min leaguers and all that.
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we're not actively looking for anything. >> nick foles set an eagles record with 36 completions, matched the franchise record with 62 attempts. that's a lot. compare that to 21 carries for lesean mccoy. could the eagles have taken pressure off nick by running the ball more? >> i didn't think it was ranked high on defense from the way they played at all. i thought it was all successful because of what we did get. then at the end we ran so easy on them. >> does it make you think, we should have done it more? >> that's not really my call. >> on to the sixers, travis outlaw and a second round pick in 2019. yes, sam hinkey looking ahead. flyers have won 3 of 4. ray emery has been in net. he stopped 35 of 37 shots saturday night in the win over
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the red wings. on the flip side, steve mason is 0-3-1. ray emery is the hot goalie. he could start again tomorrow night against the kings. >> yes, i'm going to sleep on it and see what happens. >> sometimes you win games you're not supposed to win, sometimes you lose games you should have won. you work to get out of it and that's what i'm doing right now. >> by the way, former eagle michael vick is starting for the jets now. john clark, back to you. now for a look at what's coming up tonight at nbc 10 at 11:00, nasa with a local connection to kids from our area. plus, a short time ago the cdc issuing new ebola guidelines. those stories and much more tonight after "black list."
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ryan costello went into politics. in 2001, doctor manan trivedi joined the marines. trivedi served as a battlefield surgeon in iraq. costello served himself by voting to raise his own pay. and while trivedi cared for patients in pennsylvania,
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costello gave millions in government contracts to his campaign contributors -even as he cut funding for child abuse prevention. in congress, only trivedi will do what's right for you. i'm manan trivedi, and i approve this message. don't think about the weekend. let's focus on tomorrow. >> block it out. >> tomorrow we're in the mid-70s. by the weekend, highs in the
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40s. wind chill maybe 25 by sunday morning. >> ouch. for glenn "hurricane" schwartz and all of us here at nbc 10, thanks for watching, i'm renee chenault-fattah. >> and i'm jim rosenfeld. the news continues now with "nbc nightly news." on our broadcast tonight, quarantine fight. the governors versus the ebola nurse, held in a tent even though she is not sick. tonight, she's out as members of the military are isolated on their way out of the hot zone. are we headed for bush versus clinton again? one week out from a cliffhanger election did the son of jeb bush just give away the family strategy? line of fire, a slow moving disaster taking place right before our eyes. a giant flood of lava headed straight for homes. we're in hawaii tonight where evacuations are underway. and making a difference, would you believe a night on the town with clooney for $10? a big idea that is changing charity giving as we know it. "nightly news" begins