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university a scene that you can expect at the state's 13 other state run universities. it is the first strike in the school system's history. >> the decision affects more than a hundred thousand students at 14 schools statewide. if you go to one of these schools and in our area take a look at our ticker below. we've got contingency information for students who attend these universities running all morning. >> good morning everyone, 5:30 on this wednesday october 19th. first up weather and traffic david and karen. >> good morning, everybody. and we are off to a clear start across the region and also fairly mild. there are some clouds out to the north and west. might be a little patchy fog in the immediate reach onmany we're not really picking up a lot of that on our fog report. these showers you see out to the west are falling apart. i don't think we'll see any of that until overnight tonight into early tomorrow morning. 69 degrees, he though, right now. that's already above the average high for this date in philadelphia. 67 in wilmington. mild in trenton, 68. even that 62 in allentown isn't that bad for this time of year this time of morning. mid to upper 60's in millville down toward cape may. as we roll through the day
look for sunshine early and then some clouds mixing in as we go through the day. 67 degrees still fairly cool by 7 o'clock and then 75 degrees by 10 o'clock and we spend the afternoon in the 80's again, 81 by noon and a high of 85 degrees, that will shatter old record of 80 and we hit that at about 3 o'clockly by 6 o'clock we'll still be in the low 80's. cooler air is coming in that seven day them to i'll check that coming up. karen, how about those conditions on the roads. 95 looking better. >> well, as you were talking dave i was watching. you can't see it now but the construction people backing up and picking up the cones and they just finished from this shot and you can see them out there. they were right here working here backing up and picking up the cones so things should be improving on i-95 southbound. what a jam we've had with this construction that was kind of late running. blocking the right lane all the way from cottman to bridge street a-31 minute ride between woodhaven and the vine which is almost unheard of at this early hour. we see speeds at times of 8 miles an hour. we just saw how they're picking up the cones and i think the speeds are going to improve greatly pretty soon
but hasn't happened just yet so still crawling along with traffic really jammed approaching cottman to approaching bridge street where they had been intermittently blocking all lanes. the other big problem here is in abington shelmire street is closed between peach tree drive and perry street. stick to township line road as your alternate. on the big picture no problems on the blue route or the schuylkill at this point matt and tam. >> thank you karen. and of course we're following breaking news as faculty strike at pennsylvania's 14 state universities contingency plans are in place for students. you can see that info on our ticker at the bottom of your screen for the four state schools in our area. but as you might imagine there are still a lot of unanswered questions. let's go over to annie mccormick. she's live on the campus of west chester university. you can hear the picketers behind her right now. good morning, annie. >> reporter: good morning, tamala. they made their decision at 5:00 a.m. this morning and within a half hour, they were all gathered here. i have to tell you that from a statement that the union just released they said 11:35 p.m. we made a last attempt to
negotiate through back channels. as you can see behind me more professors continue to join the picket line. now, the state handed its last best offer and was done negotiating. negotiations are between the pennsylvania state system of higher education and its faculty union, the association of pennsylvania state college and university faculty. now, there are more than 5,000 faculty and coaches across the state. at issue, a number of contractual changes including proposed raises, over a three year period also healthcare contributions. in the latest offer the state offered raises to permanent faculty. they withdrew a proposal that would add an additional class for faculty to teach a semester. this strike affects 100,000 students at 14 state universities. just a short time ago we spoke with a spokesperson for the union. >> very unfair situation. going to be very difficult for the students. 17,000 students here at west chester. they're working hard. this is a very difficult time for them as well. we hope the state will come through with a fair contract
and we can get back to work. >> reporter: now, no word right now from the governor's office but last night, governor tom wolf did say in a statement avoiding a strike is paramount because a work stoppage will be devastating for the state system specifically it could affect enrollment. now, in the past, the union has voted to strike but they've never actually walked off of the job so a lot of students still are wondering what they should do. now, when i talked to the union spokesperson, he says that he expects majority of the union members to not cross the picket line. however, sometimes some do. some of the web sites for the universities tell students to still show up to class. wait 10 to 15 minutes. if a professor does not arrive then you can leave. however it sounds like from the union standpoint that a number of those professors are not going to work today. for now reporting live on west chester university's campus, annie mccormick channel6 "action news." back to you. >> thanks for those live details. now to a developing story. man was shot several times in rittenhouse square as he was trying to break up an attempted robbery in the
middle of the park. "action news" reporter katherine scott is live on that scene where the gunfire center people running for cover. katherine. >> reporter: matt, people around here are pretty astounded. popular place to hang out especially on a mild night and then someone gets shot trying to break up an armed rob regional rail the victim remains in the hospital this morning in critical but stable condition and the search continues for two suspects. >> we were sitting in the park and bang, bang bang and we said firecrackers u but it was gun shots fired after police say a 39-year-old good samaritan intervened in an armed robbery he in rittenhouse square park. it was a mild evening around 9:30. people in the area ran for cover. >> we were sitting at park and we actually -- people were screaming gun slots. we actually got up from our table outside and jumped behind the wall. >> reporter: detectives looked for evidence. the victim's bike lying nearby. police say at least two suspects were attempting to rob a group of three to five people when the 39-year-old victim approached.
>> well, our 39-year-old victim actually intervened and made some sort of statement like you are not going to rob these people. what are you doing? and that's when one of the perpetrators fired multiple shots. >> reporter: the victim was shot multiple times in the chest, torso and shoulder. police rushed him to hahnemann university hospital in critical condition. he has since been upgraded to stable. police are now searching for the suspects. >> some of the witnesses state that our shooter and the person he was with are known to the area. we have a nickname. i don't want to release that nickname. >> reporter: and there are a number of surveillance cameras in and around the park including on that gazebo you're looking at. police are confident there is some footage that can help in this investigation. that said, if you have any tips central detectives wander to hear from you as the search continues for two suspects. we're live at rittenhouse square katherine scott
channel6 "action news." matt. >> thanks katherine. police still do not know how a four-year-old boy from saudia arabia seeking medical treatment in philadelphia fell from a seventh floor balance couldn't flee he to his death in the city's wynnefield heights section. it happened at the imperial apartments on conshohocken avenue yesterday evening. police say the balcony had a tall railing and are unsure how he scaled it without help. the boy's parents were home at the time of the accident. the mother had just given birth to another baby days before. >> a vandal wanted for wrecking a youth football field is behind bars this morning. camden county police say alexander peters drove his ram truck on the camden raiders field last week ripping up grass and creating deep tire tracks. the 20-year-old man from gloucester city is charged with third he degree criminal mischief. he's in jail after being sentenced in a second aggravated assault case. >> 5:37. the stakes are high going into tonight's third and final presidential debate. a new cnn poll shows the nominees are neck and neck in the battleground states ohio, north carolina and nevada
where the show down takes place. this is the point in the race where there are usually fewer undecided voters but hillary clinton's leaked e-mails and the sexual misconduct claims against donald trump may have prevented some americans to firm up their support. analysts say the nominees must walk a fine line tonight between attacking their opponent while getting into more detail about their own follow he sees. our own monica malpass is reporting on the debate live from las vegas. you can watch it at 9:00 right here on 6abc. plus, i'll be hosting a live inside story debate special at 11:30 p.m. right after "action news." >> david, once i got the kids into jeans now they're back to shorts i'm going to have to fight with them again to get them back into the jeans. >> i'm afraid are you not too long down the pike but today it's definitely shorts and t's again. storm tracker6 live double scan shows you that we are dry this morning and stepping outside we do have clear skies over the airport. there are some clouds coming in from the west. i'll show you those in a moment but for this morning, i'll assume you don't have any patchy fog in your neighborhood.
most of you don't. you should have a sunny start. 69 degrees, it's also really mild out the door in philadelphia. that's already 3 degrees above the average high for this date. dewpoint 63. feels a little bit humid out there this morning and probably will during the afternoon as well. winds are out of the humid southwest at 10 miles per hour currently. as we take a look at that satellite, there are those clouds i talked about. sunshine early, then a little bit more of a sun and clouds mix as we go later into the day. these showers are really falling apart and i don't think we're going to have to worry about any of those until the overnight hours. probably toward dawn. the big story today, once again, it will be another day of afternoon temperatures in the 80's and a lot of records falling. 68 degrees and comfortable at 8 o'clock. by 10 o'clock, this morning, 75. but we do spend the afternoon in the 80's with a temperature of 81 at noon in philadelphia and a high of 85 at 3 o'clock and that will be a record setter today. the existing record is 80. yesterday we had a lot of records fall. philadelphia technically fell 1 degree short at 84. 83 degrees by 5 o'clock today so it is going to be warm from the start of the afternoon
right into dinnertime. as we take a look at high temperatures across the region everywhere you see an asterisk that's a new record high. obviously a lot of records today are expected to fall. in some cases it could be pretty easy to do that because some records are four, 5 degrees below where we're forecasting. clouds early and then the possibility of a sprinkle or perhaps showers coming through during the morning rush hour. the rest of the day looks mostly cloudy and again a spotty shower possible. obviously not a washout tomorrow. the other issue with tomorrow is the temperature. we still think it's going to be pretty warm in philadelphia with high around 78 but with a frontal boundary across the middle of the region you go up into the northern suburbs northern buxmont company lehigh valley you might stop in the 60's, up are 60's but still a lot cooler than philadelphia. same story for down south or conversely temperatures also a story as you go farther south through delaware and into south jersey tomorrow better chance you have of getting into the low 80's again. your exclusive accuweather 7-day, today's high 85 degrees.
more record warmth on tap. no question about that. then tomorrow mostly cloudy skies, a spotty shower as you saw and a high of 78 in philadelphia but cooler up north and perhaps a bit warmer down south. then friday cloudy skies, 73 is the high as cooler air does start to march in and there is the chance of some stray showers through the day on friday. hopefully dry for the temple game but you want to keep an eye on that forecast before you head down there friday night. windy and cool and maybe damp on saturday a high of just 59 degrees. latest model information suggesting possible rain on saturday. sunday looks sun sunny, 64. >> still ahead on "action news" a california school went into immediate lockdown after shots rang out leaving four students injured. >> a mother thought her son had a big appetite because he asked her to pack two lynches but there was another heartwarming reason behind this request. karen. >> i can't wait to hear that story. all right. we have some better news on i-95 in the process of clearing that construction but nonetheless you're still jammed now a 20 minute ride
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this is west chester university where professors and teachers went out on strike at 5:00 a.m. this morning. they have been without a contract since june of 2015. they say they will not leave the picket line until they have a new deal. however, they say that their phones are on, they're hoping to hear from the state and come to an agreement. if you are one of the 100,000 students in the system a lot of confusion, what do you do? take a look at our ticker at the bottom of the screen. most of the universities are saying that they will stay opened that students should come to class but take a look at the ticker to find out specific information about your university. >> let's turn now to karen rogers for a look at traffic. karen. >> if you're trying to come in from the northeast we'll check on that problem on i-95. traffic is moving. we had construction blocking the right lane. it is completely clear. the construction on i-95 southbound now between cottman and bridge street. nonetheless we've got some residual delays from this. it was total mess earlier. now a 19 minute ride. it's slowly coming down between woodhaven and the
vine. let's check the travel times. up to 18 miles an hour. it's better than the single digits but obviously not completely clear yet so that construction is clear but the delay remains while people are kind of still snaking through that area between cottman and bridge street. we have a couple of other issues just came in. in quakertown, we've got broad street and hock core he redrive malfunctioning traffic lights in this area. so just be careful. burlington bristol bridge about to go up at 6:10 so stick to the tacony palmyra instead and on the big picture you see the blue route, this is the schuylkill moving in the 50's no big problem. the construction that cleared on i-95 still causing some residual delays. and route 73 northbound in palmyra we have someone on the waze app reporting an accident there so watch for some jammed traffic. temperature-wise 69 degrees. it's mild out there. no weather related problems. 85 for your high today. so, we'll be seeing more records fall today. matt. >> thanks karen. new this morning, police in san francisco are searching for four people who opened fire on a group of high school students in a school parking lot and wounded four of the
students one is in critical condition. police believe that student was the target of the shooting. authorities do not believe the shooters were students themselves. the school will be opened today with extra security in place. also new a wild brawl outside a bar in north jersey left two cousins hospitalized and one is fighting for his life. witnesses say it started with a misunderstanding inside the club. surveillance video from a nearby deli shows the melee as several people beat the cousins with bats and kicked them. then someone ran over the 19-year-old man with a car. the misunderstanding involved one man bumping into another in the club with words being exchanged. police are still looking for those involved in the beating. >> a new mexico mother was unwittingly paying it forward when she honored her son's request that she he pack him two lunches for school every day. josette duran said she made the extra bag simply because her son asked her to. what she didn't know is that the lunch was for a classmate whose own mother lost her job. that woman offered to pay
duran back for all those lunches she made but duran says she has a very personal reason for not accepting the money. >> she says i know this is embarrassing but i just got a job and i know you've been feeding my son. this hits home to me because a few years ago me and my son were homeless. i was living in my car, i was washing him in bathrooms and we didn't have food. >> other parents on the volleyball team that duran coaches pitched in to raise more than $400. she took that money to her son's school cafeteria and paid off all the past due accounts so that no student would have to go hungry. >> ♪ most people owe the bank.
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about what they lost as much as something incredible they have gained. >> ♪ >> that is the moment the little gracie is hearing for the very first time. she was born deaf l month she had a cochlear implant being implanted. they were finally able to make the five hour drive to get that done and fema is assessing the damage done to their home. >> love that story. >> little girl, yeah. >> isn't it great to see her turn her head like wait a minute, what. let's take a look outside and check the schuylkill expressway this morning. this is the schuylkill at montgomery drive. no issue on the schuylkill and fairly certain we won't be able to say that in an hour so try to enjoy your nice ride right now. mass transit also showing everything on time for now, dave. >> this is weird. we're not october, second half, right but early in the morning i'm still going recommend t-shirts. we're already up close to 70 degrees in philadelphia right now, maybe dipping to about 68 over the next hour or so and this afternoon definitely shorts and t's
weather. here's how it's going to go today. 68 degrees by 8 o'clock. a little bit of a breeze not much really. patchy fog possible in a couple nah neighborhoods. not seeing a lot of that. by 10 o'clock up to 75. like yesterday we spend the afternoon in the 80's. today's high at 3 o'clock 85 degrees. and that is 5 degrees over the record for this date so new records in philadelphia and elsewhere. by 6 o'clock, still 81. it is going to be warm and as we take a look forward in the forecast, you can see how we get up into the 80's today and overnight tonight a little cooler than this morning. down to about 60 by tomorrow morning and there could be a couple of early morning sprinkles or showers. matt. >> all right. and when we give david a break every now and then if doing the weather you can head to our web site 6abc.com/weather to get the seven-day forecast and look at storm tracker6 radar. a florida firefighter says he was the victim in a road rage incident that ended with another man dead. this is cell phone video of the man lungeing into the passenger window of a truck. joshua tulles said he started recording because he feared
for his life. he says paul peterman tried to get into his truck so he he sped off and went home. now peterman who is deaf was later found unconscious on the side of the road. he later died at the hospital and officials still do not know what happened to him. no charges have been filed. a man long island is regretting buying a storage unit at auction sight unseen because he found two deep freezers inside it filled with 40 dead cats. the american self storage in long island city he is not required to examine the contents before selling the units. it refunded the buyer any way and made donations to the spca. police are looking for the previous owner of the storage box. she is a 66-year-old woman who hasn't been seen since she stopped paying rent on it in july. >> gruesome. >> a delaware county man is behind bars for what police say they found on his computer. >> and some former galaxy note7 owners have filed a first class action lawsuit against samsung.
yesterday. the object shattered a window and that injured one person. a havertown man is behind bars on child pornography charges. 23-year-old robert parker was arrested at his home on lawrence road. investigator say they recovered more than 50 images and three videos. they reportedly depicted children under the age of 12 in sexual positions including bondage. parker is being held in the delaware county prison on $10,000 bail. >> legislation that would allow local police departments in pennsylvania to use radar guns is on the move in harrisburg. under the bill police officers could use radar or infrared laser light devices to catch speeders in their towns after completing a training course. right now only pennsylvania state troopers are allowed to use the devices in the state. the bill passed the senate and now heads to the house. >> it is 5:57. we're updating several breaking and developing stories. that's coming up at 6:00 a.m. and of course more than a dozen pennsylvania universities are now on the picket line out on strike. what students need to know.
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>> good morning. it's 6:00 a.m. on this wednesday october 19th. we're following some big breaking news. >> faculty members from pennsylvania's state run universities have walked off the job. the action cam is live at west chester university where the strike began about an hour ago. it impacts more than 100,000 students at 14 universities. we will have a live report. >> but first up we're going get you a preview of your weather and traffic. dave murphy is outside where for the last day you may in short sleeves and we've got karen rogers helping you out with that commute.