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notice how you're seeing some patches of dark in through here and that's the thinning of the clouds that will be thin enough to allow some sunshine to poke through those holes as we go through the day. starting out with temperatures on or about 50 in the immediate region, 49 in wilmington, 47 in trenton, 51 in philadelphia. up in allentown just 44 degrees. 55 in millville and even 60s up and down the coastline. winds not all that strong but notice how they are coming out of the mild southwest. that's ahead of a cold front out to the west and that's drawing in some milder air for this afternoon. as you head out the door to catch that school bus or get the car started, it looks like it's still going to be cool on or about 50 between 6:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. but things to do warm up in a hurry as we head to school and to work, well, lunch on a park bench, maybe you got a little recess outside today. by noon, 66 degrees. by 3 o'clock, 74 degrees and your high today is actually going to be 75 degrees and that will hit at about 3:30 or 4:00 this afternoon before we dip back into the upper 60's
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by 6:00. so, nice today, karen, but how long can we hold this pattern? i'll have details in that seven day. >> not long enough, that's my answer. let's heads outside. this is the vine street expressway approaching the schuylkill. we're looking clear here, all the overnight construction on the vine is clear and we have no problems. we do have some construction that's on the ramp from the boulevard northbound to roberts avenue. it's closing that ramp so watch for that. stick to the ramp under abbottsford avenue instead. boulevard southbound between bustleton and ninth we've got that paving again in the inner drive and that's about for another half hour or so. west chester we go looking live. this is 202. we can see the construction out here. penndot blocking the right lane on 202 northbound past paoli pike but we've got light volume so not creating a big problem here. burlington bristol bridge up for a passing ship. in the meantime stick to the turnpike connector instead. other than that you're good to go as you head out the door. matt and tam. >> tanks karen. breaking right now the spca has rescued more than a dozen animals from a home suspected of being a dog
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fighting ring. they are even finding syringes possibly for injecting steroids into the animals. "action news" reporter katherine scott was first on the scene and joins us live from the home in south philadelphia. katherine. >> reporter: matt, we do have some updated numbers from the pspca. we're hearing eight puppies and five adult dogs were rescued from the home and just in the last few minutes you can see they took out a piece of training equipment, appears to be a treadmill. they put it on the back of this vehicle here and that they believe was used to train these dogs used in dog fighting. authorities remain here on the scene on the 2200 block of mifflin street in south philadelphia as they continue to take evidence out of the home. they rescued the dogs earlier. they started with the puppies first and police say they found blood throughout the house, evidence of dog fighting on the premises and this could date back for quite sometime. police were called for
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suspicious activity. they arrived around midnight. they found training equipment and paraphernalia authorities believe were used in there case. you saw that treadmill for the dogs, syringes likely you'd to give the dogs steroids. we're told conditions insides are unsanitary and the dogs will be taken to be checked out by veterinarians. so far no arrests in this case. there's still some evidence inside the home but again, we did see that treadmill being taken out of the home just in the last several minutes. we're waiting for more equipment to be carried out but again, this is a suspected dog fighting bust here in south philadelphia. the pspca and philadelphia police have been on the scene throughout the night. we'll bring you more updates as we get them. we're live in south philadelphia, katherine scott, channel6 "action news." >> katherine, so sad look aght those sweet puppies. thank you. well, new this morning a fast moving fire injured one person in the somerton section of philadelphia. crews quickly knocked down the flames on the 100 block of mandina street after 1:00 a.m. investigators believe the fire may have started in the garage before spreading through the
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three story duplex. >> happening today, penn state's board of trustees will gather for app special meeting on the freeh report. the 2012 finding by former fbi director louie freeh concluded former college officials showed total disregard for the victims of jerry sandusky. the ncaa used the report for the basis of its sanctions against the penn state football team which have since been lifted. one trustee called the freeh report incomplete and inaccurate and is demanding the board to revisit the investigation. >> parents are scrambling this morning trying to place their children in new schools now that a charter high school in philadelphia suddenly closed. erin o'hearn is live at the big board with some of those parents' angry reaction. good morning. >> tam, you can imagine just how difficult this is for these ninth through 12th graders who are almost two full months into the school year. a robo call went out over the weekend notifying families that the walter d. palmer charter high school would be shutting down. this left nearly 300 students,
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80 of them seniors scrambling to find new classrooms in the city. at a meeting last night in frankford parents were outraged. >> my niece and nephew still home from the elementary school. how you going to place a high school. you haven't even placed elementary kids yet. >> i let you guys in knowing what some of the reaction would be. i wanted you to see it. i want people to recognize these are the at risk children, at risk families that people don't care about. >> and that was actually you heard from the ceo there and a parent as well who is looking for a school for her child. it was well known that the school had low performance and financial difficulties for months but parents were put on notice that closing the school was a very real possibility but obviously this is a shock and they were still outraged at the way the process was handled and again, for months the low performing school has been battling with the philadelphia school district which is in the process of revoking its charter. the school which also has k through eight in other
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locations had twice the number of students legally allowed. now, the districts says west philadelphia high school is available for seniors if they want to transfer there but what's next for teachers and staff, that remains unknown. matt. >> all right, erin, thank you. the nurse who was forcibly kept in quarantine in a tent in new jersey is considering suing the state. casey hickox had returned from treating ebola victims in west africa. her attorney says she is angry over how she was treated due to governor christie's 21 day confinement order. hickox spent three days in an unheated tent but was allowed to leave and het back to her home in maine where she will continue her quarantine. nine states now require such quarantines for healthcare workers returning from the ebola zone in africa but doctors say quarantine is only necessary for people who actually show symptoms of having the virus. we have created a special section of our web site for all of our ebola coverage. go to
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we add the latest details plus separate fact from fiction. >> the philadelphia parking authority meets for its first board meeting today since uber taxi started in the city. the conflict is not on the ached today -- agenda but it could come up. mayor michael nutter is weighing in on the pp at fight with uber. yesterday mayor michael nutter tweeted out his support for the service. over the weekend the ppa started together uber's cars. >> we're starting out dry, that's always good. taking a look outside, still need a jacket as you head out early because we are looking at partly cloudy but chilly conditions across the region. and temperatures are not horrific and there isn't a lot of wind, too, so that's nice but cool enough for a jacket to start out. couple highlights to your forecast. we are looking at two mild days both today and tomorrow. of course the afternoon this time of year is when you're
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really going to feel it. the mornings will be cool. then we go for a much cooler change as we head later into the seven day. 51 degrees right now in philadelphia. your winds are east-southeast at 3 miles per hour and a lot of spots they're calm so not a lot of wind out there to worry about. satellite shows you how there is a little bit of additional cloud cover that has begun to move in in the overnight hours. it's thin enough where it's going to allow some sun in. overall we'll go for a mix of sun and clouds today. as we roll through the day, temperatures are going to improve in a hurry. we'll still be at about 50 by 11 o'clock. by 11 o'clock up to 62 and we're spending the afternoon in the 70's today. 75 is your high around 4 o'clock but even by 2 o'clock, we'll be at a comfortable 72, so if you have outdoor plans, today is the day to cash them in. as we take a look at highs across the region, even up in the lehigh valley and reading, very similar to philadelphia, so mild everywhere. down the shore about 72. winds should be on the light side today, not much different than yesterday. what's going on to our south? almost looks like a earthquake. well, no, it's just rocket
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launch from nasa's wallops island facility in virginia. this is going to be at 6:22 tonight and if you look to the south, you may be able to catch this through those thin clouds that we've got. now, this was supposed to go off last night but somebody thought they would get a good look at it and pull their boat in close to the shore but that was in the secure zone. that scrubbed the launch. that's at 6:22 tonight. you might have to wait a couple minutes for it to get high enough off the horizon to see that. still mild tomorrow as that cold front will be coming through during the day. there might be a little isolated sprinkle or shower with that. but future tracker 6 showing that you it's really not much during the day. maybe the evening you get something but mostly dry tomorrow. still mild and little bit more cloud cover around. as we take a look at your exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast, we are going for that great high today of 75 degrees. clouds mixing with sun and then tomorrow a clouds and sun mix, another mild high of 71 with a slight chance of a sprinkle or shower at times. behind that departing front
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though on thursday it's sunny but cooler, windy, a high of just 61 degrees and for halloween, clouds and sun on friday, 58 is the cool afternoon high and it looks like we'll probably be in the mid to low 50's as we move down through the evening hours and you're out trick or treating. we're going to take out the mention of a shower on friday night. it does look like it's going to be dry now. on saturday, windy conditions and chilly, a high of just 48 degrees. there is the chance of a shower on saturday and if you're in the northern and western suburbs at times you might even see the season's first wet snowflake. do not get your shovel out yet, though. and then saturday night set your clocks back one hour. we get that extra hour of sleep as daylight saving time ends. >> i set mine already. thank you, david. 5:40. we have more news you didn't see last night. airport passengers tackle a man who attacked another man because of the color of his shirt. >> the search intensifies for a colorado man who went to a denver broncos game and then vanished without a trace.
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karen. >> we still have construction here blocking the ramp from the boulevard northbound to roberts avenue. it should be clear in the next hour or so and we've got a new accident in chester county. we'll talk about it when we come back. >> and "dancing with the stars" is now down one more duo. who's out of here when "action news" comes back. 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.
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on sky 6 out across penn's landing over the ben franklin bridge. good day to make sure you take the sunglasses with you. it's going to get up into the 70's today. >> let's get a little suburban. >> all right. let's do it suburban here, matt. check out right now the commuter traffic report. we're looking live here on lionville, chester county, route 100 looking good right now with no problems. roads are clear and dry and looking pretty good here in lionville but from 9:00 until 3:00 today northbound on route 100 between worthington roads and 113 you'll have construction blocking a lane so look for some restrictions then but not just yet. let's go to the maps. we have a new accident here in chester county, route 100 southbound at 422. it's off to the shoulder but just coming in to us right now in north coventry township so watch for that one in chester county. the northeast extension northbound we've got the right lane blocked with construction between lansdale and quakertown. southbound construction cleared but the northbound construction still out there this morning. and here we go to the waze app for your commuter traffic report.
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we found some people talking about animals near the road. it's that time of the year that we are seeing a lot of deer out there. i know i passed them coming in this morning myself but this particular sighting on the atlantic city expressway near winslow so watch for that. that's a busy area near cross keys road so you may be get something deer on the road around there as well. let's check the temperatures for you. 49 degrees in warrington, 49 in saint davids and 48 in center city. so we're talking about a nice mild afternoon with highs in the mid 70's but still starting off a bit on the cool side, not nearly as chilly as yesterday morning when we were in the 30's in some of our suburbs. 55 in buena, 45 glassboro and 56 already in dover, tam. >> okay, thank you, karen. take a look at these new overnight aerials of the lava flow threatening homes in hawaii. the molten material is moving the length of almost three football fields each day and it incinerates anything that it touches. residents have been warned an evacuation order is coming any time now. officials plan on offering those homeowners a way to watch the path of destruction approach their properties as a
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means of closure. >> new this morning, a colorado family is seng up its search for an nfl fan who vanished from the stands. they say paul kitterman went to go to the bathroom during half time at the denver broncos game on thursday and hasn't been seen since. he had no cell phone, credit card or vehicle with him. loved ones are hoping the stadium will review its security footage. police are not actively searching for kitterman right now because there is no indication that he was the victim of foul play. >> an odd story here. a man was attacked because of the color of his shirt all caught on camera. this is newly released video from dallas fort worth airport. it starts with a angry man taunting another man because he's wearing a pink shirt. he kicks and slaps the man in the pink shirt because the irate man believes the other man is gay. other passengers jump in and tackle the man until police arrive. the man who started all of this as you might imagine was arrested. >> one of them kind of looks like paul rudd and people thought the actor was part of that but it wasn't him.
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this guy looks like him. 5:46 now. the rob ford era is far from finished in toronto. we'll tell you why. >> also the latest star on "dancing with the stars" to be told sorry see you later. >> cool enough for jackets this morning but this afternoon it is t-shirts and shorts weather. we'll have your daypart forecast and get you to the airport in case you're among some of the unfortunate people weather toda
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>> antonio and cheryl. >> antonio sabato jr. may be sexy but he can't dance. there was a twist in the ballroom last night. alfonso rib bear announced he and his wife are expecting a second baby. a lost people think he's going to be the one to take the mirrorball trophy. >> if he doesn't it will be a crime against america. >> i really enjoyed watching alfonso but i feel bad about antonio. he was trying hard. >> let's check out the ben franklin bridge. a live look from camden. we're looking pretty good. no restrictions, no delays. for pedestrians the north walkway will open today. the south walkway will close for maintenance for the rest of the week so watch for that construction but on the roads, you're looking good. the new jersey turnpike southbound from approaching exit six to five, construction blocks two lanes, left lane and center lane and turnpike
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connector eastbound past 130 construction blocking the left lane for only about another 10 minutes or so dave. >> on or about 50 degrees karen in most of the area right now and by 9 o'clock, still 55 but then we really warm up. by noon, the mid 60's. 74 by 3 o'clock. and a high this afternoon of 75 degrees around 3:30 or 4:00 before we dip back to 69 degrees by 6 o'clock. that 75-degree high by the way is well above the average high of 63 and even tonight's 63-degree low is well above the average low of 44 and that's actually going to set us up for a nice mild day again tomorrow. at the airport, no big time delays reported on the board but we're still looking at some fog in orlando so you might want to check ahead before you fly to florida to make sure that flight is on time. matt. >> thanks, david. new on "action news" here a man and a woman in michigan are behind bars accused of a disturbing case of child abuse. police say this is a caged bed where they locked up a mentally challenged teenager at bedtime. authorities discovered the
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setup while responding to a dispute at the center for people with special needs. the suspects are charged with unlawful imprisonment. there will no longer be a ford in the mayor's office in toronto. this is brands new video of the toronto mayor and his brother, doug, watching the city's mayoral election results coming in. doug ford jumped into the race for his brother, rob, who is battling cancer. opponent john tori won with 40 percent of the vote. rob ford is not out of politics just yet, though. he secured an old spot on city council. >> 5:52 and we continue to follow a breaking story from south philadelphia. >> the early morning takedown of a suspected dog fighting ring. police say this device is a treadmill used to get the dogs in fighting shape. we have new video and new information just coming in, a live update at
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>> triple 5's on the clock. almost quintuple if it weren't 55 degrees on center city avenue. that's the platt bridge memorial bridge. going to be a really, really nice day today. getting up into the 70's so look for the accuweather forecast in a couple minutes. one of the men accused of leading a drug operation on the main line is expected in court today. 25-year-old kneel scott is accused of recruiting street dealers to sell the drugs at several local high schools and colleges.
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timothy brooks, a co-defendant and fellow graduate of the haverford school pleaded guilty last week. >> a pet owner was found guilty of animal abuse after failing to slow up for trial. authorities say 27-year-old brian howber of mayor fair let his dogs starve. presence was emaciated with his ribs sticking out when the spca first rescued the dog back in september. just a month later prince is doing so much better, look at him now and today he is available for adoption. a thief has swiped part of the a south philadelphia woman's holiday display and this is the second time. police hope you recognize the creepy crook who took a monster butler from the home on the 1100 block of fitzgerald back on october 23rd. the same cameras spot add pair of grinches stealing santa from the home last november. in that case police caught up with the thieves and they hope the public are able to help them solve this halloween heist as well. a missing pet cat aptly named boo for halloween being
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on friday is startling residents in northern delaware because of his wild look. now boo is the hybrid of a wild and a dom midwest -- domestic cat. he's been spotted around the glenside farms area which is good news for his worried owner. boo took off while chasing a rabbit on october 17 and hasn't returned home. if you spot him call new castle county police so he can be properly captured. >> looks like a baby leopard. it is 5:57. a halloween trick, a major retailer responds to an offensive online listing. >> breaking overnight, "action news" is first on the scene of an animal raid that could be operation. get a liv
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with matt o'donnell, tamala edwards, karen rogers and with matt o'donnell, tamala >> ♪ >> good morning, it's 6:00 a.m. on this tuesday october 28th and we're following some breaking news. >> overnight takedown. "action news" is first on the scene as investigators raid a suspected dog fighting ring complete with syringes and a treadmill. >> seeking answers. a bucks county community comes together over hazing allegations involving a high school fob team. >> and the search for a suspected cop killer in the poconos takes to the skies. >> but first up a look at your great accuweather with david and karen has your traffic. good morning. >> off to a little bit avenue cool start but we are looking at some stars mixing with clouds. take a look. satellite almost makes it look like a blanket of clouds but most of this cloud cover is thin enough where it is allowing some viewing of stars through at this hour and eventually we will see some sun mixing with those clouds. 52 degrees right now philadelphia, still in the 40's in wilmington. the mid 40's in trenton and 43 degrees in allentown right