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>> happening now on "action news," fog in some spots and a chilly start just a taste of cooler conditions to come. accuweather is tracking unseasonable cold. >> time is running out for septa. the union put off a decision to strike until tomorrow. >> a campaign is caught on camera. this local sign stealer is a politician's house. >> let's go over to david murphy and karen rogers has traffic. >> reporter: good morning, everybody we're off to a foggy start in spots and the rain is gone. we transition to partly sunny
skies. for now, the visibility is low, where you have thick fog encircling philadelphia you might be catching drizzle on your windshield. 6 miles in philadelphia. not too far in northern delaware and the suburbs we have an area that visibility is below a third of a mile and very, very thick. we have seen the shore in and out of lower visibility, but right now four miles in wildwood and atlantic city. that's not too bad. you run into this stuff it's hard to see animals and pedestrians near the roads. 44 in allentown. 43 in wilmington. 52 down the shore. as we head out to catch the school bus or start the car. 45 by 6:00. 43 by 8:00 a lot of you seeing the fog. as we head back to class, 43 by 8:00. 56 by noon, 3:00 p.m.,
59 degrees with a high of 60 this afternoon probably hitting about 4:00. karen it stays cool for halloween, but doesn't stay dry. >> reporter: fingers crossed. we've been talking about the fog you can see it in spots, this is 309 approaching the p.e. turnpike. you have -- approaching the pennsylvania turnpike. this is ridge pike at nicer road watch for that one. construction blocks the right lane on the northeast extension northbound between lansdale and quakertown. we had an accident on elroy road in franconia township that cleared. a disabled tractor-trailer cleared on the ramp to the northeast southbound. that's cleared. another accident dekalb pike and morris road. the ramp from norristown to the turnpike, we have a ladder
partially blocking the ramp. we have a few things to watch for and with reduced visibility that's tricky. >> we have a developing story where two pets might have played an overnight role in a wreck. police say a pair of dogs in a car might have distracted the driver who collided with an on coming vehicle and then slammed into two parked cars. the dogs are okay, their owner is in the hospital in stable condition. septa's largest union said it won't strike this week, but a decision about when that could happen could come very soon. "action news" reporter, katherine scott has an update on how the negotiations are going live at the transportation center, katherine? >> reporter: a source close to the negotiators said progress is being made in the talks. the union workers left with
signs. commuters say they hope it doesn't come to that, because they rely on public transportation. today the talks will continue between union representatives and septa negotiators. on sunday, the union unanimous y voted to not strike and give the commuters 24 hour notice. the septa's largest union has been working without a contract for the past 7 months. the final sticking point is pension reform. the last strike was 2009 and many hope the deal is reached so they are not stranded. >> i don't drive, i would be a prisoner. us seniors have to get out. we don't get out if we don't have septa. >> reporter: and back here live at the frankford transportation center where you can see commuters are heading off to
work and school. septa the nation's 6th largest transit operation has 337 million ridership. 60,000 public school students use septa everyday. a strike would happen at the earliest next week. we're live in in frankford, katherine scott channel 6 "action news." >> we know you'll keep an eye on all of this, thank you, catherine stay with us with "action news" and 6abc.com for the updates on septa as they unfold. >> the husband of delaware state senator bethany hall long's house was caught stealing signs in middletown early yesterday morning. and similar thefts have happened before, the delaware gop shared part of their recorded campaign confrontation.
>> there's no name on these signs. >> yes, they are. >> the republican signs. we got you brother, we got your license plate and your face and everything. >> his wife issued a statement that reads in part my husband is my high school sweetheart he loves me very much i was not aware that he allowed his frustration over the campaign attacks to get the better of him. of course i'm disappointed and wished it had not happened. new this morning, two police departments in montgomery county are teeming up to find an armed robber. this is surveillance from the dollar general in lower pots grove township last night. the robber threatened worker was a handgun and nobody was hurt. a black face mask and long robe covered his features. limerick township police suspect this could be the same robber who held up a dollar tree store in their municipal earlier this
week. officials are trying to get to quarantine a nurse after dealing with ebola. casi hickcox spent a night in isolation after returning from sierra leone. she will plan a federal lawsuit if maine does not lift her quarantine. pennsylvania and delaware have is a 21 damon torg program in place for -- monitoring program in place for people coming back from west africa. delaware health officials are monitoring 11 individuals who they say are considered low risk. >> david is here to tell us about the fog where it is and when it's going to get out of here. >> reporter: i'm going to show you a map in a couple of seconds. we are dry and there might be drizzle around where you have
fog. speaking of which there it is. storm tracker 6 live double scan with the fog function turned on. everywhere you see orange and red in particular, that's thick fog with visibility below a half mile and worse than that in spots. even areas in yellow have fog that could thicken. when you're driving around you slow it down. as we look outside, in philadelphia we have not a lot of fog and down the shore there's another spot where the fog hadn't been that bad. you can see the fair i say wheel on the pier. it's nice that they turn that light on to for us, it's a good way to gauge visibility. obviously it's nice down the shore. 43 degrees is the current temperature in philadelphia. winds are light out of the southwest at 5. another factor that helps fog develop. as we look at satellite and radar, the rain from last night is off the coast.
once we get the fog away we should transfer to partly sunny skies and you can see holes in the clouds out to the west, can't you? as we look at temperatures we'll remain cooler than yesterday. 43 by 8:00. 54 by 11:00. 2:00 p.m., 58 and temperatures are not going much farther than that. we're going for a high of 60 and back to 58 by 5:00. i have that always on day planner on the side of the screen in case you want to check out more specific dpeals -- details on where numbers are going today. 58 in allentown, 59 in trenton. 60 in spots all the way down to cape may and 62 in atlantic city. we have a coastal system that will not be that much of an issue for us, but we have another low pressure center to the west that will increase clouds, it will be cool, 569 degrees, looks like any rain
from that feature will hold off until the overnight hours, when you're going out trick or treating look for dry conditions, it will be cool temperatures dipping down to 50 by 9:00. saturday, damp and careery conditions as a low pressure center forms off the coast we get wrap around winds and occasional showers on saturday. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, 60 is the high, more sun than yesterday, but cooler. tomorrow, sun to clouds, 69. wind and damp, raw on saturday, 56 is the high in the morning. temperatures dip during the day, it will feel a lot worse than the mid 50s number suggests because of the damp, windy conditions. sunday we're dry, but it will be brisk and chilly it will feel like the 30s and 40s in the afternoon. election day is looking dry. >> 5:40. new security measures go into
place in the poconos as the search goes on for eric frein. >> chris christie doesn't hide his irritation when confronted by a heckler. >> reporter: doesn't look too bad on the boulevard at broad street. we have an overturned suv at the oxford circle has just cleared out there. >> an under cover agent tricks his way into bust a
>> welcome back you're taking a live look at the platt bridge. things look clear and easy there. but in parts of the region we have pretty dense fog. people need to slow down. not a lot of visibility. 5:44. 49 degrees. >> these pockets of clearness happen to be in the urban areas. >> reporter: it's been drifting. the fog can rom in and -- roll d out. this is plymouth meeting ton the blue route at ridge pike you can see the fog. the blue route to the ramp southbound. we have a disabled tow truck. you have to be careful with the reduced visibility through the area. this accident dekalb pike and
morris road in bluebell. an accident there. we have a ladder partially blocking the ramp, somebody picked it up. a vehicle ran off the roadway, limerick montgomery county, the details coming in at ridge pike at knifer road. a few problems out there in the suburbs. storm tracker 6 live double scan you can see the areas of red that's double scan's way of showing us a quarter mile visibility. sunny break the 322 along the pennsylvania turnpike. as well as route 100 near pottstown, a few areas you need to watch for. we've been talking about the fog, but the other weather issues is the change in temperatures, 47 degrees chilly in philadelphia. as you look at the temperature profile it's 20 degrees cooler in millville than yesterday.
14 in the city. a big change in 24 hours. a little chilly to start. >> the balloon that state police borrowed in their search for suspected cop killer eric frein turned out to be a bust. the terrain in the poconos proved to be too tough for the unmanned aircraft. pennsylvania police returned the mylar balloon. frein is charged with killing one state trooper and injuring another one. a poconos police department is beefing up its own security in connection with the search for frein. workers are installing a new security fence around the parking lot at the barrett township police headquarters. it includes for the reason's hometown of canadensis. >> governor chris chris christie's trip visiting belmawr yesterday. a former democratic city council for as with -- asbury park stoop
and accused him of not doing enough for storm victims. >> listen you want to have the conversation later i'm happy to have it buddy, until that time, sit down and shut up. >> he was accused of being a bully. the governor's office had no response to that comment. the incident comes always christy is preparing to decide whether to run for president. >> energy will hl's today philadelphia city council session it's the first meeting since the panel killed the deal to sell pgw council took time out to recognize a temple nurse who has killer taste. she won the frito lay do us a flavor contest. she'll get a million dollars or a set percentage of year in sales whatever figure is larger.
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>> reporter: we're taking a live look in exton, chester county route 100 a the sunrise boulevard. that's northbound traffic a few cars heading toward the pennsylvania turnpike. we can see dense fog under the lights, misty with the low clouds. be careful if you're traveling in places like this. obviously at this early hour we have with light volume. we have an accident on lower york road at 202 watch for that accident it's coming into us. be careful ever this one on lower york road. cinnaminson, 130 southbound past river ton road we have a downed traffic signal blocking the right lane and center lane. use caution there. as you head out the door, new jersey, transit, patco, septa
sub wees and regional rail on time dave. >> reporter: traffic may not be all that heavy, but there are animals and pedestrians close to the road that will be hard to see if you're traveling too fast on this. this is the fog map on storm tracker 6 live double scan. all these areas of orange south of philadelphia and across the northern tier, are visibility below half mile. 48 degrees by 9:00. noon, 56 degrees. it's going to stay cool, 3:00 p.m., 59 degrees, the high will be 60 and we'll hit that at 4:00 before going back to the mid 50s by dinnertime tonight partly sunny skies once we dump the morning fog. >> new on "action news," a pilot was killed in a crash that pulverized a military plane in california. the single seat fighter jet went
down near a field near a navel base near point magoo. the cause is under investigation. video of a highway rescue from a year ago is going viral on the web. it was shot from the prospective of a helmet cam. he grabbed the knife from another person, consult the victim out of her seat belt and pulled her from the car just in time. several website picked up on the youtube video. i it topped 800,000 hits, i'm tweeting it out. >> hear the dramatic 911 calls from a deadly delaware bus crash. developing right now an israeli activist has been shot by one of the world's
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>> we are learning more about last month's deadly tour bus crash in delaware now that the 911 call haves gone public. the bus overturned september 21. three people were killed, 40 were injured. this is what it sounded like as drivers stopped to help the injured at the scene. >> is there anybody trapped in here. >> they are trying to trying to
get a lady out now. >> listen to me, we have the ambulance and fire department on the way over there. >> investigators charged the bus driver seen here traveling at an unsafe speed. his name is al. >> there's a battle brewing over the fbi gambling bus over the summer. take a look at the under cover video, he posed is a computer repairman to gather proof against key suspects. the fbi shut off the internet access leaving the men no choice to gain entry. the fbi in las vegas and the u.s. attorney's office declined to comment citing the pending trial. >> officials redesign crash
>> good morning, 6:00 a.m. on this thursday, october 30, here's what's happening.
>> accuweather is tracking widespread fog which leads us to a sunny, but cooler day. >> police released disturbing surveillance video that leaves residents in one philadelphia neighborhood on edge. >> septa and the union members take on a greater sense of