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"action news" at 12:30 continues. with rick williams, sara bloomquist and meteorologist, david murphy. >> hello again, here are the stories we are following for you on "action news" at at 12:30. professor at 14 state schools walked off the job leaving at least 100,000 students in limbo. plus, a wild scene outside of the u.s. embassy in the philippines as a police van rams protesters and sending a message through fashion, what michelle obama's said at her final state
dinner last night. more than 100,000 college students in pennsylvania are pressing pause on their education today because faculty members are on strike. those professors work at the 14 state run universities, among them the nation's oldest historic black university, cheney university. that is where gray hall is standing by on campus with more. >> reporter: this is pretty much the scene of over a dozen schools across the state. behind me the faculty along with students with the signs, they are on the picket line calling for change. there are several issues on the table here and it boils down to money and benefits. >> what do we want? -- >> the strike comes after negotiations between the pennsylvania state system of higher education and the faculty union of 5,000 members could not reach a new contract. >> we are hoping for a negotiated fair contract.
what the faculty is interested in is quality public higher education. it's for the future of the commonwealth. >> both sides are trying to hammer out a deal for over a year. the issue is better pay and better medical benefits. >> full-time professors start at $47,000 a year and top off at about $112,000 plus benefits. they are offering for more than 7% to a more than 17% increase and it calls for an increase cost of medical benefits. they defended the proposal. these are difficult times for the universities if they won't agree to share the cost of their health care like everyone else has. the union of course does not agree. >> what is unfair is that for everything they give us they try to take from most of us so it's a loss for us.
>> the disto strike impacts 100,000 students. this brings concern but they are supporting them. >> we have no choice. it's a disruption, due to coram rate greed the people have to stand up. >> back out live, students and faculty here is a whether there is five people or 500, they continue to hit the picket lines until an agreement is reached and the big question is when is the next negotiating meeting. that is unclear and we'll keep you posted. gray hall, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. turning to the weather now, it doesn't feel like mid-october. temperatures are on the warm side and we could break a record before the day is over. meteorologist, david murphy is outdoors with a first check of the accuweather forecast this half hour. >> yet again today outdoors is
the place to be to manage and get outside for a little bit. we have sunshine and a few clouds as well. satellite is showing you the lack of real significant cloud cover across the region and every now and then it pops through and generally speaking it's pretty bright and the showers fell apart in the predawn hours, 81 in philadelphia and that is run ago head of new york in central park and down south in washington 76 degrees. not as warm in buffalo and pittsburgh today like it was yesterday. and today is our last day in the 80s in most of the region. we get to the low to mid-80s at 3:00, 4:00 and you see how the temperatures tumble a bit and then down to 83, and this morning we woke up to temperatures close to 70s and tomorrow mornings low 60s and upper 50s in some places. 81 currently in philadelphia. is this going to last?
it's not. up there in canada, yes real cold air and not that it's going to be that challengy as it gets down to us, it's on the way in our direction and it will moderate a bit but we'll wind up cooler. tomorrow we top out in the 70s across most of the region and friday the low 70s some spots in the upper 60s and for the weekend are you read that right, 50s on saturday in most neighborhoods and inching back up to the 60s in most neighborhoods. the cold is coming, get outside today and enjoy it and tomorrow too. sara we'll have all the latest numbers in the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast. >> thank you. with rain in the forecast, be sure to keep stormtracker 6 live double scan open on all of your devices and you'll find the updated forecast at 6abc.com/weather, and our meteorologists post daily on social media, follow each of them on facebook and twitter. >> the third and final
presidential debate is just less than nine hours away in the university of las vegas and the showdown is coming with three weeks to go until election day. and lauren lister joins us with a preview of what is at stake this evening. >> reporter: good afternoon rick, this may be the last time we see clinton and trump together ahead of the election for him it comes amid his fresh rallying cry that the election is rigged and for her, days after disappearing for debate prep she is ready to address her latest email controversy. headlining the biggest show, hillary clinton and donald trump. the candidates getting ready to face off in their final debate. >> trump is hammering his message to voters that the election is rigged. >> they rigged it from the beginning bad system but they want to try to rig the election at the polling booths.
>> some prominent republicans and others saying it's not true. president obama jumping in as well. >> it happens to be based on no facts, i would advise mr. trump to stop whining and make his case to get votes. >> clinton has not addressed her latest email controversy. it appears to reveal her campaign chairman lumping running mates in rough groups like latino and women. and clinton is deep in debate prep keeping her off the trail for days. >> you know what the debate prep is? it's resting, lying down and going to sleep. >> clinton's camp insists that the practice pays off and heads into tonight with a 6 to 12 point lead over trump in the national polls. >> he has to win and have a big victory and she knows that running out the clock is what she needs to do. >> it all gets started right
here just hours from now. the debate format is the same as the first one. with six topics each. we'll wait and see if the candidates forego the handshake like the last time around. >> thank you. "action news" is in las vegas for tonight's final presidential debate. monica malpass will report live from the site throughout the evening newscast. look for her reports later tonight. in other news, fire crews were called to temple university for a hazmat situation, investigator says that a nig nitrogen tank was leaks. the building was evacuated and firefighters were able to secure the situation. philadelphia mayor, jim kenney introduced one of the newest members of his administration. stephanie bradford jones will serve as a director of the mayor's office of reintegration
services to help philadelphians get back on their feet with a living outside of prison. she laid out her plans in center city. a south jersey elementary school has a new partner. in glassboro they unveiled the new partner. rowan university. they will have someone at the school to update teaching methods and had is the seventh school in rowan's professional development network. a chaotic scene outside of a u.s. embassy in manilla as police drive into a group of protesters what these activists were trying to say. and michelle obama stunning in her final state dinner as first lady. we'll take a look. nearly three thousand miles - that's how far away
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a dramatic scene outside of the u.s. embassy in manilla as a police van drove into protesters. there were protesters demanding an end to the u.s. troops in the philippines and police tried to hit the activists with their batons. dozens of people were arrested. an american service member and civilian were killed today in kabul, afghanistan. they were killed by a coalition base by an attack their was later killed. they were conducting duty as part of a nato mission. two others were hurt in the attack but said to be in stable condition. there is extra security as students return to class at a san francisco high school, one day after the shots were fired in the school parking lot. four students were wounded and one remains in critical condition as the police search for multiple suspects. a report now with the latest. >> reporter: classes are
resuming at the san francisco high school. the scene of a frightening shoot that left four students injured and many more terrified. >> it questions my safety, it could happen to anyone. >> it's still terrifying, i don't want to see this going on. >> gunshots rang out tuesday afternoon after school was dismissing, the chaos sending students running for cover many back into the school. >> everybody pushed our desks together and went under to make sure we were safe. >> i thought it was a joke or a prank and something was going on but by the look on everyone's face, that is something you can't fake. >> police rushing to the scene say they were prepared for an active shooter situation. >> thinking that the suspect was in the school shooting we found out after the facts that the incident happened outside of the school. four students, three males and a female were shot in the parking lot.
they believe that this is not random but one victim was targeted. the police have not revealed a motive but school officials say that extra security and grief counselors will be on hand for students and staff for as long as it is necessary. a middle school student in north jersey is praised for his reaction when he walked into his house and saw an intruder in his living room. >> i started -- when i saw him. >> surveillance video shows when 11-year-old allen got home and saw the burglar walking around the first floor. >> allen left quickly and quietly and flagged down a neighbor that called 911. the police came and arrested the suspect. and now allen has advise for anyone that walks into a scary situation. >> lock your doors, do the same thing especially if they have a gun or any type of weapon. >> just get away?
>> that is what my officer told me. thank you mr. elis. >> they identified the burglary as thomas kauffman, the landscaper for allen's family. another check of the accuweather forecast. for sure looking live outside sky 6 hd showing you a pretty picture over penn's landing now. david murphy has and update on the warm conditions and changes. when "action news" comes right back. he was befriended by two men in a bar who pretended to
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the last day in the 80s. >> probably for a while. as we look at stormtracker 6 live double scan we are looking dry and in fact. the beach looking pretty good and feeling a little like summer over the next several hours too. and it look likz like a couple of folks that had the time. not a bad idea. we are in the low 70s right now and feeling comfortable. in philadelphia 81 degrees currently, the dew point up
there at 64, we are actually kind of humid. someone on facebook said to me i wane looking forward to humidity again and sure enough here we are. winds at 7 miles per hour feels more like june. you see a line of cloud cover earlier this morning and showers related to that fall ago part and a frontal boundary will sag closer to us over the next couple of days and it will get cooler for the weekend. and high temperatures are looking good and everywhere you see an asterisks that say forecast record high for today. a lot of records are expected to fall and we had several go yesterday and more of the same today. 84 by 3:00 and still sitting there by 4:00 and 81 by 6:00 and 10:00, 71 degrees not bad for 10:00 at night in the second half of october. as we take a look at tomorrow morning, i'll probably have something to show you on stormtracker 6 live double scan looks like during the morning rush hour there will be showers
around and models want to put it up north of philadelphia. a slice chance of a shower or sprinkle and tomorrow is warm with a high of 78. and we'll see cooler temperatures some of you will top out around the low 70s and closer to 70 on the nose and at the same time the farther south you go into new jersey and delaware we may see out 80s tomorrow. cooler up north and warmer up south. propcal satellite continuing to track an area of instability. it looks like it's a 60% chance the next couple of days that it become a tropical depression and a named storm and an 80% chance of that happening in the next five days. your exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast today's high is 84 degrees, that is a new record in philadelphia and philadelphia will not be the
only one that falls, tomorrow mostly cloudy and a shower around especially in the morning and 78 is your high. and friday cloudy with spotty showers around and temperatures start to dip down to 73 degrees, hopefully dry for the temple football game tonight and on saturday we crash with a capital k. no it's a c crash with a c kids. windy and childy and high of 56 degrees on saturday. and could be damp in the morning and then a drier afternoon. and sun the sun roars back but breezy and cool 60 for the high with the union and eagles fans the fans heading with a sweatshirt and probably a jacket too. maroon 5 front man adam levine was the subject of a hoax. investigators looked into the complaints of abuse, and saw no evidence be closed the case.
they believe the accusation was totally made up but still unclear who made the phone call. a grammy winning legend is coming back to the stage cher is announcing a tour, at the park las vegas and mgm harbor in maryland. they will have all of cher's hit songs and costume glitz she is known for. it's concert kicks off in february of next year but tickets go on sale this weekend. the iconic ruby red slippers from the wizard of oz lost a little bit of their shine. to prevent them from fall ago part the national museum of history started a kick start campaign to conserve the shoes and build a state of the art display case to protect them from the elements. last night as michelle
obama's final state dinner, she looked stunning. she is known for her sense of fashion and making a statements. last night's dress spoke of armor and female strength and acknowledging italian success story as well. >> reporter: the 14th and final state dinner for the prime minister of italy was michelle obama's last. and she made it one to remember, wearing a shimmering gold gown by versace, president obama says all they are looking at is you. the first lady's style for years, heralded the look for pure hollywood glamour. >> it stands out because it's a slinky sexy dress and by an italian designer and keeping in her tradition of keeping with the country they are hosting. >> since the obama's first state
dinner for the prime minister of india. the first lady has showcased show stopping gowns many by american designers and welcoming the prime minister with a strap else jason woo. and a dinner honor of the mexican president. and the first lady going further afield. this show stopper from alder mcqueen for the prime minister of china. and this one from mar -- and the legacy goes far beyond formal occasions, she embraces bold colors and frocks and mixing and matching off the rack pieces with designer pieces. >> she has been extraly savvy about her use of fashion both to connect with people. whether it's another working mother or whether it's a dignitary. the first lady's sense of style
one last look at the high temperatures. >> it's warm out there and will be that way for the next several hours. we are heading to the mid-80s and a lot of records falling this afternoon once again. in philadelphia 84 degrees. beating the old record and 76 in atlantic city and 75 in sea isle city. not quite as toasty down the shore but a nice day down on the water. >> thank you david. coming up later on "action news" at 4:00, we continue to follow the faculty strike at state colleges in pennsylvania. plus, a local father battling a debilitating disease made it his mission to
participate in milestones and his daughter's wedding was no exception. how he managed to surprise the guests by walking the bride down the aisle. >> don't forget to join us for "action news" at 4:00, 5:00 and 6:00. for david murphy and rick williams and the entire "action news" team i'm sara bloomquist have a great afternoon.
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