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alleged secret recording of men and women in bathrooms using a hidden cell phone. and according to the delaware county d.a. much of this despicable activity happened at villanova university. action news reporter dann cuellar is live at the d.a.'s office and media. police have arrested a 19-year-old. what are the details? >> reporter: well, jim, authorities say there may be as many as 30 victims at villanova who were unknowingly filmed in a bathroom until a female student noticed the partially hidden cell phone camera late last month and called police. >> i feel a little violated. it's a little bit alarming. >> reporter: villanova students reacting to the arrest of 19-year-old vincent cain. a student that she shared a class with. >> he was a quiet kid. he just kind of kept to himself and sat in like the classroom and didn't really say much. >> reporter: but authorities have charged cain with setting up a hidden cell phone camera in
a third floor you any sex bathroom on campus. >> and then he would have filmed both men and women or students going to the bathroom, basically. so there were being filmed as they were using the facility there is. >> reporter: a freshman has a class on that floor. >> this is just like crazy that it happened here. like it was such a nice university. you wouldn't think. but i guess it's a wakeup call. >> reporter: after seizing cain's computer, they found he was upskirting women at the cvs where reworked. >> he would place the phone underneath where the candy is stored. it's hard to see. but the camera would be able to be focused on ladies that were wearing skirts. >> reporter: authorities found when cain was a senior at cardinal oh her a, and was zooming in on gym shorts and underwear. they found 80,000 images. >> also found on his computer was numerous child pornography
images that were very disturbing. >> reporter: a statement from villanova says in part the university is appalled by the behavior of this individual and he has been banned from campus. would you imagine that he would be accused of doing something so heinous? >> no, i wouldn't really imagine. >> reporter: vincent cain has been charged with multiple counts of invasion of privacy and possession of child porn. he is out of jail after his parents posted 10% of his $50,000 bail. we're live at the delaware county courthouse. dann cuellar, channel 6 abs news. thank you, dan. the sixers started their season with a measure of controversy before tipoff at the home opener in south philadelphia. a singer by the name of seven streeter had been scheduled to perform the national anthem. but in a tweet tonight she said that the team canceled her performance because she was wearing a shirt that said we matter.
a men of the sixers dance team sang instead. we asked the sixers about the controversy. they said we use the games to build trust and strengthen our communities. as we move from symbolic gestures to action we will continue to leverage our platform to positively impact our community. negotiators were back at bargaining table today in efforts to avert a septa strike. but officials are telling commuters to start thinking about other create i ways to get to work. action news reporter jeanette reyes is live in center city. what are commuters saying about the prospect of a strike? >> reporter: well, jim, hopes of an agreement between the union and septa a really diminishing. the two are still negotiate. they're divided on issues of health and pension. but it's leaving hundreds of thousands of riders scrambling for another way to get around. >> i won't have in way to get to work, to my doctor appointments.
just going to do a whole bunch of chaos. >> off-wide we're all trying to figure out how to get here if a strike does happen. >> reporter: there's a sense of concern and angst you get from septa riders as of late. increasingly so as november 1st approaches, bringing with it the possibility of a labor strike. >> the parks costs, split those. >> i'm keeping my fingers cross the that it doesn't happen. keeping with the faith. >> reporter: today even septa is asking the more than 400,000 customers don't hope for the best, prepare for the worst. >> people are going to have to be creative. they have to think of ways to get work. >> reporter: it released a contingency plan that's anything but reassuring. if the union following through on the threat to walk out, city buss, trolleys, the subway and el would shot down. leaving regional rail lines and they're not at full capacity because of troubles on the silver line cars.
>> we're stretched to capacity. people have to understand it's going to be a little overcrowded on the train service. >> reporter: the last strike in 2009 was six days. but the stakes are higher this time around with election day around the cornering. some riders said that's the least of their worries. >> the polling place is close. >> my poll is right around the corner from me. >> reporter: and about 60,000 students also depend on septa. the school system says it's hopeful that an agreement will be reached, but are preparing for major service disruption. jeff jeanette reyes. >> thank you. surveillance caught a robber holding a gun to a clerk's head saturday night at the deli market on north 55th street. detectives say the crook demanded crash. while he assaulted the clerk he held hostage.
that man was treated for his injuries. but the bandit got away. police are appealing for tips. the search is on for the team of bandit who is broke into the high end center city retailer boyds using an suv to smash through the front window. the burglars made off with $45,000 in merchandise. boyds is boarded up and back open following yesterday morning's brazen theft. surveillance video shows both a red toyota rav4 and a silver mercedes-benz s-350 outside of the store on the 1800 block of chestnut. the suv backs up until the glass breaks. that's when as many of seven suspects get out of the both vehicles and ransack the store. it's hard to see faces, but police are hoping someone knows who they are. philadelphia police have identified the man in this surveillance video as the suspect responsible for destroying the union league staircase in center city.
an arrest warrant has been issued for 50-year-old reyal phillips. investigators say he ripped off a six foot section from the curved steps early monday morning, leading to the collapse. the future of a bucks county fire company hangs in the balance tonight. newtown township council is weighing whether to disband the mostly volunteer fire company. supporters say it would save money. members of the newtown fire association disagree and say it will lead to longer emergency response times. a final decision is expected by the end of the year. we are now in the home stretch of the presidential campaign with less than two weeks to go. and three national polls released today show hillary clinton in the lead by varying degrees. the abc news tracking poll has clinton up 49-40.
the ab/gfk poll has clinton up 51-37. but a fox news poll shows the race tightening with clinton ahead just 44-41% which is within the margin of error. donald trump took a brief respite from the campaign trail today to attend to some business on pennsylvania avenue in washington. he joined his children to cut the ribbon on his new washington hotel. trump proclaimed that the hotel was finished ahead of time and under budget. he said, quote, today is a metaphor for what we can accomplish for this country. trump told george stephanopoulos that it is absurd that he is being criticized for taking time off from the campaign to do the event at the hotel. >> i built one of the great hotels of the world. what am i supposed to do, not show up? i'm taking one hour off, then back to north carolina then down to florida. i'm going to new hampshire. i'm all over the place. but i can't take one hour off to
cut a ribbon at one of the great hotels of the world? i think i'm entitled to it. >> later in charlotte, north carolina, trump spoke to a mostly white crowd and unveil what had he called a new deal for black america. proposals include new tax incentives for inner cities and microloans for african-americans to start companies and hire workers. hillary clinton was in lake worth, florida today. showing clinton trailing trump by two points. another relevant number, 69. as in hillary clinton's 69th birthday today. clinton also focused on the number 20. as in january 20th, inauguration day. >> on january 20th we're going to have a new president, right? [ cheers and applause ] so things are going to change no matter what. the real question is, what kind of change are we going to have?
>> meanwhile clinton announced that her election night headquarters will be the javid center in new york, which she remind everyone, has a real glass ceiling. tim kaine made two appearances in pennsylvania today. here in allentown, and early at bucks county community college in newtown. using the chance to promote katie mcginty who was locked in a tight race with pat toomey. she says he will be a great partner with hillary clinton for things important to pennsylvania. and this is what happened outside a donald trump campaign office in south philadelphia tonight. a group of women danced to janet jackson's famous song "nasty." you will recall trump calling hillary clinton a nasty woman during the final debate. these clinton supporters decided to express their feelings over
his choice of words in this way. they also handed out brochures listing what they believe women have to lose if donald trump becomes president. and these folks will be able to vote for the first time. they are newly naturalized citizens who are excited about their new responsibilities as americas. jim kenny hosted them at still hall to celebrate the upcoming milestone and the welcoming center for new pennsylvania. the defense has rested in the bridgegate trial. defendant bridget kelly testified that others who have taken the stand may have suffered from selective amnesia because of their connections to governor chris christie. kelly said that christie may have known about the lane closures near the george washington bridge before they happened. closing arguments begin tomorrow. the headmaster of the haverford school gets his job
back friday. that was two weeks after he was accused of assaulting his teenage son. but they dismissed the charge saying there was not sufficient evidence. the school's board of trustees today called it a deeply personal family matter and says the headmaster expressed sincere regret. he is going to get his job back. in a statement he vowed to, quote, personally reflect on how i can grow as a father and as a leader. a group gathered in philadelphia tonight with one goal in mind. they want to improve the relationship between city police and people of color. the ending racism committee of the unitarian society of germantown hosted a community forum. one speaker said we can use knowledge to break down the barriers of prejudice. a well known if i listen throw miss and philadelphia native raymond pearlman was there tonight as they cut the
ribbon for the jewish life center at the university. it was made possible with the help of his $6 million pledge. it will be used as a meeting place for jewish students and their friends at drexel. lehigh university is unveiling a major expansion plan. the school in beth he ham wants to add 1800 students. lehigh would do this over a period of seven years. the university also wants to build a new science and research center and create a college of health. still to come on action news tonight. why doctors are recommending that toddlers get tested for high cholesterol. and it's the commute of chaos as the subway starts filling with smoke in boston. plus the mark vetry philadelphia restaurant that just opened where you pay whatever you want to. >> a system that could brush the poconos with light freezing rain early tomorrow morning impacting our weather tomorrow.
i'll let you know how and track big temperature changes. >> plus a live report from south philadelphia. post game for the sixers season opener when action news continues. biden: this is what i know about katie mcginty - like me, she has pennsylvania working class roots, and she's never abandoned them. hard work. family. playing it straight. that's katie. and the ads attacking her? they're a bunch of malarkey.
katie's career is about looking out for families like yours. creating jobs, keeping our environment safe. she's a wife, a mom, a basketball fan, a homework supervisor. she's like you and she'll fight for you in the united states senate. i'm katie mcginty and i approve this message.
we have this just into action news. within the past few minutes. philadelphia police have announced they have arrested the suspect in the union league vandalism case. investigators say 50-year-old philips ripped off a section of brass railing from the historic curved staircase, leading to the partial collapse of the staircase. tonight he is in custody. panicked passengers kicked their way out of subway trains in boston during rush hour when
the engine overheated and cars started filing with spoke. they recorded. passengers say no announcement was made. the doors were still locked so they had to smash through the windows. three people were taken to the hospital with only minor injuries. buildings crumbled and power remains knocked after two powerful earthquakes rockerred italy today. hitting not far from where 300 people died in an earthquake two months ago. the epicenter was in the town of viso. the good news, hours after the ground shook, no reports of serious injuries or any signs that people are trapped. check at 11:00 tonight. screening babies for high cholesterol isn't something you would ordinarily expect. but it turns out that researchers say it has a benefit not only babies, but for their parents. it could determine the parents risk of having a heart attack.
they tested toddlers during vaccination visits to the doctor. they screened for inherited disorder that leads to high cholesterol and raises heart attack risk ten-fold. if the children tested positive, their parents were then screened as well. it turns out that many adults didn't know they had the disorder. it is twice as common as doctors thought. results led to early treatment for both parent and for their children. let's get the latest from accuweather and meteorologist cecily tynan. >> jim, we have some much-needed rain on the way. not arriving tonight. storm tracker 6 live double scan. here we are dry tonight, there's a warm front, though, that's lifting closer to the poconos that could bring a touch of freezing rain early in the morning in the poe to knows. today, increasing clouds. i got this great photo on my
facebook page. my daughter asked me about the clouds. she took a picture too. what are these clouds? these are altostratus clouds. these are mid-level clouds made of ice and water droplets, fighting dry air. some babies in the clouds. a little bit of blue. there is a system on the way. it's going to take its time getting here. but what a different a week makes. and we took an informal poll on our twitter page. what do you like better? a week ago, record warmth of 86, or 10 degrees below normal, so far warmth is winning. 55% to 45% having our own kind of election here. you can still vote on -- at 6abc weather. and let us know which you prefer. right now it's on the cool side. not as chilly as last night. philadelphia, 48, cape may, 58, reading, 45. the poconos, the cool spot, 34
degrees. and satellite 6 along with action radar. precipitation, not reaching the ground. but there is the possibility that the poconos could get a little bit of light rain. could freeze on surfaces. we have to wait for the cold front to arrive late in the day and tomorrow night and that's what will bring us the rain. but that freezing rain advisory has been posted from 2:00 in the morning until 11:00 in the poconos. the higher elevations could get a light coating of freezing rain. so if you're traveling there tomorrow morning, you really want to take it easy. here at home, just mainly a lot of clouds. a few showers in the lehigh valley. then noontime, showers well north. the showers arriving here around 5:00. and actually intensifying through thursday evening with some gusty winds. maybe a rumble of thunder. and behind that system on friday, wind tunnel effect with high pressure building in. winds out of the northwest 30 to 35 miles per hour. and the high only 57.
the exclusive accuweather forecast. breezy, cloudy, shower in the afternoon and evening. 58 degrees, dry but breezy on friday. 57. saturday. warm. 72 degrees. still pretty mild on sunday. 67. for halloween we get a sunny treat. no tricks from the weather department. 60 degrees and dry. bump it up to 66 on tuesday. wednesday, mostly sunny with a high 68 degrees. and david murphy will be tracking the possibility of freezing rain in the poconos tomorrow morning at 4:30. >> the altostratus clouds drift and go away to the east and come back, around they retro grade? >> yeah. that's very rare that would actually happen. >> i would imagine. >> but we'll call it that. >> thank you. >> welcome. >> celebrity chef mark vetri teamed up with drexel university to fight hunger in philadelphia. it's the eat cafe. customers pay what they can for
season opener for the sixers. at the wells fargo center. >> a blast to watch the game. they may not win it all, but they will be a fun group to watch. and far more competitive than in recent years. sixers and thunder. waited two years for joel embiid to play. first basket in the first quarter. and the sixers open up on a 10-2 run. lead by as many as 11. second quarter, watched embiid in the pre-season, he likes to shoot the three ball. tied at 51 at the break. fourth quarter, more embiid. a faceup jumper. sixers up three. 20 points in 22 minutes. late in the game, a crazy one here. oklahoma city in transition. good defense. but they clean up the mess. the sixers fall 103-97.
live at wells fargo center with post game. >> hey, ducis. sixers fans were amazing tonight. gave joel embiid standing ovations. after two years waiting for the moment even embiid says he was nervous. he admitted that to brett brown tonight. he did not look nervous. a team-high 20 points in 22 minutes. >> for the city, and i can't say this loud enough, for the city to be rewarded with a player that we all understand has unique gifts. special gifts. for him to go through all the things that he has been through and play like he did on opening night. the city deserves it. and most importantly, he deserves it. >> and embiid looked good,
especially down the stretch when he hit the game-tying shot in the final minute. brown believes embiid will get better once he's more physical and learns the game. he believes we will start seeing embiid throw down some pounding dunks. can't wait. jeff skversky. >> thank you so much, jeff. a pickup game going on behind him. still ahead, carson wentz will have his nfl moment. he most people owe the bank.
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it hyperbole, i call did the biggest game of the year thus far. sunday night, the eagles travel to face the cowboys. first place in the nfc on the line. the eagles return to practice today. and donuts on the menu. yummy. carson wentz is a newbie with dallas. >> i know how much it means to the city and fans. a lot of excitement with eagles football. but definitely this week. i recognize that. but at the same time i don't let that bother me or distract me from the main goal. that's pretty preparing every d. if i get sidetracked it's going to mess up the preparation and affect the game on sunday. >> game two between the indians and cubs. the cubs tonight, jake arrieta takes a no hitter into the sixth, allows just one run. the cubs win 5-1. game five is friday in chicago.
union and toronto fc in the mls playoffs. altidore with the pass. this is a thing of beauty. but not for the union. they fall 3-1. their season is over. that's sports. >> thank you, ducis. jimmy kimmel live next on channel 6 followed by nightline. jimmy's guests, andrew garfield, mario batali and music from connor obers. and tomorrow morning, at 4:30. for cecily tynan, ducis rodgers and the entire action news team, i'm jim gardner. there v a good night. ♪ >> action news is sponsored in part by bob's discount furniture. featuring