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state police say that a school bus set off a chain reaction crash, but the big story on "action news" tonight. is the death of texas ebola patient, thomas duncan, the 42-year-old duncan died this morning at a hospital in dallas. duncan came to the u.s. from liberia on september 20th but he when to the hospital five days later feeling sick and went back three days after that with more severe symptoms and they diagnosed him with ebola. and there say second possible case, a sheriff's deputy arriving from frisco from dallas today. the patient claims to have had contact with duncan. >> and fire airports including newark and jfk and philadelphia will soon take the temperatures of travellers coming in from west africa, sara bloomquist is live at the pennsylvania convention center where there is
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an infectious disease conference coming up. ebola is on the minds of everybody there. >> reporter: this week infectious disease experts from across the globe are discussing all kinds of infections from mrsa to aids, but the talks about ebola are drawing the largest crowds. it was standing room only on the conference for ebola with the representatives from the world health organization and the center for disease control, talking about ebola in west africa. dr. fowler spent the last few months in west africa at the front lines trying to contain the outbreak. >> we need more people on the ground, from u.s. and canada and western europe to provide men and care. >> today they announced enhanced screenings for ebola at five u.s. airports.
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screenings of patients leaving west africa are already affective and restricting travel from west africa could have a detrimental affect. >> it keeps people from responding and preventing people from responding to help there. >> he urges these disease experts to remain on guard to emerge outside of the africa, something he thinks is inevitable. and they have a new appreciation for the challenges that health care workers are facing. >> i think i have a great respect for their efforts to try and intervene and bring people to treatment. >> now, the experts here were asked about the projections that the hundreds of thousands and maybe a million people could be affected by ebola before it's brought under control. they are optimistic that the virus could be maintained and
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contained but it will take a tremendous amount of people and resources to do it. i'm sara bloomquist, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. we alerted you to this new development in the ongoing ebola breakout today at we'll continue to follow the story and bring you any updates and of course you can find resources and more information about the ebola virus. world news tonight with david muir will have continuing coverage on it's ebola outbreak next on channel 6. chopper 6 is now live over the entrance to the atlantic city expressway in atlantic city where casino workers are being arrested and put into the back of that patty wagon about 30 casino workers have staged a protest here a protest against the taj mahal, that is slated to close on november 13th unless the union agrees to give up its
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pension plan and health insurance but the casino workers are saying no deal, they want the taj to stay open and they want their contract to remain the same. it's a protest tonight in atlantic city. suspected cop killer, eric frein, continues to evade police but law man have found writings by frein described as a cold blooded chilling account of the shots that killed bryan dixon. >> after releasing new images of what eric frein may look like now after a month on the run they found what is believed to be frein's journal. >> friday, september 12th, got a shot around 11:00 p.m. and took
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it. he dropped. i was surprised at how quick. >> of course, it's believed that the excerpt refers to the murder of corporal dixon and frein's failed attempt to escape. >> i used my marker lights and missed the trail around a runoff pool and drove straight into it. disaster. >> lieutenant colonel gib ons says this gives the public an idea of who they are dealing with. >> after reading this i can only describe his actions as pure evil. >> they obtained a copy of one of the search warrantses used to search frein's home. it's jaw dropping, high powered guns, ammunition, rifles, bomb making material and material for making bullets. and he really looks forward to the day that this case make its
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to the courtroom. >> the family of corporal dixon and trooper douglas and the community will get the answers they deserve about this crime. >> until then they have one mission, capture this alleged cop killer, the pennsylvania police did not pick this fight but it is ours to finish. >> there are four new reported possible sightings of erick frein and the most recent was yesterday afternoon. >> thank you walter. hundreds of thousands of dollars have gone missing from a chester county volunteer fire company and an investigator says it was an inside job, howard smith iii faces felony charges tonight, they say he stole more than $300,000 from 2006 to 2012, the 57-year-old served with the fire company for 40 years, smith
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was arraigned this afternoon. a woman from lower sauford township for buying heroin and sharing it with her daughter and the daughter's boyfriend. a second person has been arrested. live now is "action news" reporter, chad pradelli. >> reporter: jim, the district attorney here in montgomery county calls the allegations unfathomable, a mother injecting her teenage daughter with heroin and she is charged. >> patricia davenport walked into a court with her head down. >> why did you do this to your daughter. >> why introduce her 15-year-old daughter into the world of heroin addiction, it began in april when a 36-year-old and a friend implored the 15-year-old
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to snort the drug in their kitchen. >> i have kids and such, and supremes you need to be a better role model. >> i read this story of a mother introducing her daughter to a drug like heroin, i am at a loss for words. >> the addiction progressed through the summer and the family would soon be making daily trips to north philly to buy heroin, davenport would inject her daughter and her 16-year-old boyfriend on the ride home. an 8-year-old stepbrother would be in the car and watched the terrifying plunge into a drug stupor. >> his life at a young age is deeply impacted. davenport was exposed when the teen notified administration on the first day of school and the nurse saw the teens needle marks and authorities were immediately contacted. >> fortunately for this young
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lady she had enough friends that spoke up, and got the intervention that she needs. >> and that second adult is expected to be charged tomorrow, davenport remains behind bars on $50,000 bail and her children i am told are staying with relatives. i'm chad pradelli, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. students at the science leadership academy in center city philadelphia walked out of class this afternoon in support of their teachers, the protests come after the school reform commission canceled teacher contracts this week and they have to pay part of their health care premiums, the move could save $50 million for public schools this year. >> two people were taken to the hospital this afternoon after an accident involving a school bus and three other vehicles in greenville, delaware, the crash happened on kenneth pike and
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sunnyside road. the bus struck the rear of the vehicle and that set off a chain reaction crash. coming up on "action news" tonight, a south jersey judge is sworn in, as the next state supreme court jusztice. and a preview of the flyers season opener against the bruins in boston. jim, despite a gusty breeze throughout the day temperatures are warm in the middle 70s above average and the numbers cool down and then a steady round of rain moves in i'll have the timing in accuweather. the stories and much more when "action news" continues tonight.
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new jersey state supreme court justice lee solman was sworn in tonight. including five years at camden county prosecutor, he was a republican confirmed back in june and he will serve a seven year term. the two candidates to pennsylvania governor are square off in pittsburgh and "action news" reporter, john rawlin, is live, and according to the poll results released yesterday governor corbett has a lot of ground to make up against wolf. >> that is from quinnipiac and it's a slight uptick, and it is really the latest in a long line of bad polling numbers for the incumbent. if anyone needed a november turn around it's tom corbett.
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>> he need a game changer. >> voters became disenchanted with corbett months after he took office. and the main issue is education. >> property taxes are up and programs are curtailed and faculty and staff are laid off. >> newcomer tom wolf is able to send home a message. >> class sizes have increased and property taxes are increased. >> governor corbett says that is a lie that taxes when up because obama's stimulus dried up. >> corbett needs to do what? >> he needs to be aggressive and do something that makes voters to rethink. >> corbett urged voters to
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question and press wolf to give details. >> wolf wants more money for schools but has not said how much. >> i think it's time mr. wolf share his plans rather than stand up here and say well we'll have to figure it out. >> well, we are not the only folks here waiting for the candidates to arrive. some demonstrators have formed up here they are from both sides gathering for pro corbett and pro wolf folks thank is the first of three face-offs for the candidates, it should start 45 minutes from now. live in pittsburgh, john rawlins, channel 6 "action news." >> you can watch this debate in its entirety on our digital channel 6.2, we'll stream it live at and john rawlins will be back to wrap up
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flyers drop the puck on a new season tonight, here is ducis rogers. >> i thought the last season ended and wrapped up quickly.
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hopefully they can get off to a quicker start. the flyers open up the season in boston. last season the flyers dropped seven of their first eight games, the slow start cost peter laviolette his job. >> we need to start right, we are not thinking about last season at all. >> it's a long summer and there is so much buildup every season and it's the same story and everybody gets excited and playing in boston it's a good challenge for us. >> two of the eagles four starting line backers did not start today. ryan is dealing with the groin injury. the eagles will look to improve their record of 4-1 against the giants, the birds should be
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talking about that but instead they are defending their play. >> i can't run and he can't throw. they are 4-1 and last year we were 2-3, another day another eagle unhappy with us. jeremy maclin says that he and nick foles and the passing game is just fine thank you. and he was not in the stretch on sunday. >> i come out, and i'm explosive and he takes over his thing and i'm confident in him to do that. in the last drive he pulled me out. come on coach but i truly trust him. >> as for sunday's showdown, the giants are starting to fuel the fire, there is this picture of them poking fun at eagles fans expense. and they came out and said the eagles were not the team to beat because the division was weak last year. >> the birds done want to hear
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it. >> you talk to much. >> your team was bad and you didn't do what you were suppose to do. >> i'm not fixing to sit here and entertain it. >> we have been got to really talk, you see what i got on -- these pads. jaime apody, channel 6 "action news." >> talk with their pads. >> the sixers have a preseason game tonight home against the hornets. >> two former phillies were involved in a key play last night in the playoff game. hunter pence robbed him at the wall and it's the giants and cards again in the nlcs. that is sports. >> thank you ducis, adam joseph has the accuweather forecast when we continue in just a moment.
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i'm tom wolf. these are my parents. we look after each other. but too many seniors have no one. and harrisburg politicians don't seem to care. as governor, i'll create a registry so families can check backgrounds of care providers. and, i'll increase access to home health care, so seniors have the option of staying in their own homes. after all, seniors have earned that right. we certainly have! tom wolf. democrat for governor.
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if you got up before the sun this morning, you may have caught a glimpse of the lunar eclipse, "action news" captured the moon over center city this morning. the moon turned orange in what is commonly known as a blood moon, it's sunlight scattering off the atmosphere off the earth. >> you did very well. and if you missed it this morning april is the next total lunar eclipse. it happens a couple times a year. double scan live radar all the
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clouds from late last night along with the rain quickly moved away, enough time to see the total lunar eclipse at 6:00 to 7:00 this morning. the action cam, double scan has nothing to show you. you can see all the blue upstairs and still a lot of green we are still awaiting the brilliant fall color to explode across the area. we'll have a bright thursday on tap and then the showers push back in here for the evening rush on friday and enjoy your thursday, full sunshine from start to finish, 52 at 7:00 in the morning and 58 at 10:00, we hit 75 today and we'll get up to 68 tomorrow, more typical for this part of october. and then we'll talk about the damp friday evening, the showers push in from the south and west and clouds will be in play right at the very beginning here on friday and we lose that sunshine for the end of the week.
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69 in allentown and lancaster, 68 degrees, pleasant and wilmington to dover in the lower 70s, the strong westerly wind today no sea breeze and even at the shore temperatures responded at the lower to middle 70s, a few light clouds in the afternoon and the sunshine really dominated and most of the energy now from the ohio to tennessee valley, that high is overhead for thursday, lots of sunshine and it stays on the breezy side and very comfortable at 68 degrees and then we'll follow this low which will ride along the boundary that follows fall like temperatures to the north and summer like temperatures to the south. overall in the u.s. not much happening but as we look out over the pacific. we have super typhoon, vongfong,
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the super defines eye wall in the midstle of that typhoon, winds are sustained at 180 miles per hour, the strongest storm of 2014, not just for typhoon standards or hurricane standards, this is the strong of the storm on the planet earth this year, this is headed to the north and stay far off the coast of china and head into southern parts of japan later this week. expect winds there to be sustained at 110 miles per hour. the bright moonlight and winds relax, and the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, we'll paint a beautiful picture on thursday and afternoon breaking out on friday and rains all of friday night and first half of saturday and hopefully we'll dry it out in time for saturday afternoon at 64. sunday looking good at 66 and we warm it back above normal monday, tuesday and wednesday
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ain couple of showers on monday and more rain possible again on wednesday. finally the importance of an education in science and technology is now being emphasized in a classroom and out in the school in mantua, the arts program unveiled micro to macro, throughout the past year, 100 peco employees worked side by side with students to display this beautiful artwork. world news with david muir is next on channel 6. "action news" continues on phl 17 with brian taff, shirleen allicot and ducis rogers. and please join us for "action news" at 11:00 here on channel 6. for cecily tynan, adam joseph, ducis rogers, and it's entire "action news" team i'm jim gardner, we hope you'll join us at 11:00.
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welcome to "world news tonight." and the new scare in dallas this evening. the possible new patient, raced to the hospital. he was part of the team responding to that apartment. just hours after we learn the ebola patient in dallas has died. also breaking, the nationwide man hunt for one of america's most wanted. what authorities have just revealed. the new image, the mohawk, and they read his letter for the first time. the tornadoes from the south to the microburst in the northeast. the stubbing damage. and look at this. the biggest tropical system of the year, about to hit. the nfl star in court today. was it child abuse or was it simply parenting? what they said today. and, pay back time. the cell phone carrier ordered to pay back millions of customers for some of those tiny fees that add up on your cell phone bill. do t