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cecily tynan is live now at the beg board with the latest from accuweather. >> earlier today the first half of the day, we had the light showers, damp but not that bad, but double scan live showing the heavier steadier rain arrives in time for the commute, in parts of extreme southern new jersey and delaware getting a break in the action, but here in the heart of the delaware valley you can see the pockets of heavier rains and almost every major thoroughfare is affected. route 3 and the blue route and this all is migrating to the northeast and it will be a few more hours before we get out of this air mass, it shows it really well and you see this plume of moisture running up the i-95 dor corridor, that is the cold front across central
pennsylvania, we get rid of the rain first and that gradually brings us cooler air, temperatures tell a story, it's 63 in philadelphia and despite the rain it's on the mild side and temperatures in the 40s and 50s and a reenforcing shot of colder air arriving over the weekend, this is what to expect over the next 4 hours, the rain ends from the west to the east around 9:00 for philadelphia and the winds turn out of the northwest and by dawn the sunshine is back and clearing skies and seasonable on friday and i am tracking unseasonably cool air for next week. find the winter coat brian. >> i didn't put it away. as the rain continues stay on top of the latest adjustments to the forecast at 6abc.com/weather, count on live radar scans to give you real time views of what coming in the
hour or next few mines. there are big developments on two continents. sara bloomquist is live now with more. >> reporter: we learned today that the man suspected of being the mastermind of the paris attacks is dead. meantime, congress talked about and took action to make it more difficult for refugees to come to the united states, french authorities said that the suspected mastermind died in a police raid early wednesday, investigators used fingerprint analysis to confirm the identity of abdelhamid abaauoud, authorities obtained this cell phone video, multiple angles showed the barrage of gun fire.
and on capitol hill, the house ignored a veto threat by the president and implement add vote for more stringent background checks. >> i am disgusted with -- shun the american tradition for those in need and those fleeing death, rape and torture and oppression. i am disappointed by republican fear amongering and bigotry. >> they are suspected of bringing tens of thousands of muslims into this country and we cannot vet them. >> new york is on alert with an unprecedented amount of security on the streets after ice is released a propaganda video first put out in april showing the city, this is the finest force in the nation and they have consistently protected the
city against terrorist threats and it will continue to do so. >> they believe they are behind four other isis plots including the plan to attack a paris ground train and now the 47-year-old was able to sneak into paris and france to lead a terror cell that investigators say were planning to strike again. live in the satellite center, i'm sara bloomquist, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. here at the big board now, students continue to protest today inside of the office of print ton university president and they want better treatment of black students on campus and propose the renaming of buildings and programs of a former u.s. president with racist ties. that is just one thing, nora muchanic has the story here. >> reporter: a group called the black student league is still
occupying nassau hall, they have no plans to give up until they get action from the university. at this moment we will choosing to remain in the hall until all three of our demands are met in full. >> members of the justice league remain camped out in nassau hall demanding the administration makes changes, among them acknowledging the racist legacy of former president, woodrow wilson and the removal of his name from buildings. and competency training for faculty and staff. >> some people have told me that professors have said the "n" word in class, we believe that cultural competency training is important so professors no what is appropriate and what is not. >> the sit-in began at the
president's office, he said he would not sign off on the demands, a dozen slept in the office overnight and others camped outside. >> there are many incidents where i questioned my presence here and felt uncomfortable in my black identity. we are attacking woodrow wilson but it's a lot more. >> there are a lot of people here and people can be part of a system that is not beneficial for everyone. >> reporter: back live now, some protesters told us that the university president is meeting again with students this afternoon. a spokesman for princeton would not confirm that. live in princeton, nora muchanic, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. philadelphia police are trying to track down a robber after a post office was targeted for the second time in just three months, it happened at
11:45 at the 6300 block of caster avenue, according to police a masked gunman stormed in and demanded money, the same post office was robbed on august 20th, the suspect is described as 5'9" tall and seen wearing a green hoody and black pants, anybody with information about this crime is asked to call philadelphia police. >> we have a consumer alert for you, from lights to step stools, more than two dozen items that are recalled continue to be sold at home depot. erin o'hearn got answers about why and what you can do if have you one of these recalled products. >> of course it's disappointing, you expect when there say recall they announce it and you expect the stores to do the right thing. >> of course that is to take recalled products off the shelves, but the u.s. product safety commission, but 28
products were called from 2012 to 2015 remained in home depot stores, more than 2000 units may have been sold. >> they should back each other up, you have one person and then the second and third. this is serious. >> this smoke alarm could fail to go off during a fire, this lg washing machine shakes so hard it can cause injury. and this could cause a house fire. >> you know what it took down an entire house, i had roommates, something so small can cause a catastrophe. >> the chairman announced this statement, recalled to protect consumers, it's irresponsible to keep such products and home
depot this was 1800 transactions out of 4 billion. that said we take the recalls seriously. big stores like this don't manage correctly. for a full list of the recalled products, visit our website at 6abc.com. >> in conshohocken, erin o'hearn, channel 6 "action news." philadelphia mayor, michael nutter was honor today for his contributions to his city. they was given a 2015 gold medal award. nutter told the world that it's a bright future, very bright in his two terms in office. every year they recognize a person or youth that leaves a lasting impact on our committee. time for a check of the "action news" traffic report on a messy night. and wet means slow, matt pellman is live now with proof of that. >> this is not so bright. that is for sure. it's dark and wet and miserable.
as we head home on this wednesday night. a live look at the schuylkill expressway, a slow crawl in both directions, the westbound travel time almost two tics away from the hour mark, should be 14 minutes, we are nowhere close this afternoon, the whole way from university to conshohocken as you head away from philadelphia this afternoon, the crash on the kelly drive an brewery hill has cleared and you may want to use that instead. you round the corners with wet leaves it's treacherous and a crash at wood side road and a live look at 95 in delco, locked up from the state line to the blue route, crossing into new jersey a fire blocking shady lane and heading southbound by the knowledge term pike, a crash at exit 4 and has speeds in the teens and that is not a whole lot better and voorhees a crash
at cooper road and delays on septa, philadelphia international airport and the blue lines. >> thank you. more to come on "action news" at 5:00, former subway pitch man, jared fogle faces his fate in court today. how long he will stay behind bars after pleading guilty to sex charged. and a man says running was key if his fight against cancer and he is using running to help those that helped him. and cecily returns with your forecast for the rest of the week. all of that when "action news" comes right back.
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suggested by prosecutors. and thousands will hit the streets for the philadelphia marathon, the half marathon and the rothman 8-k and for one man just the race was a victory. >> ali gorman has the story. >> as the director of rothman institute's performance lab, dr. michael ross helps local athletes reach for their best, he was the one being put to the test after learning he had stage 4 colon cancer. >> you don't think when are you 42 you have cancer. >> he plowed in aggressive treatment including seven months of chemotherapy and two operations, his wife did everything he could to survive, and so did she. >> you wonder how people can stand it, the truth is when are you in it you just keep walking.
>> reporter: wendy ross says her husband's playful sense of human and determination to keep life normal kept the family possive. >> he continued to work and exercised every day, i was back in the pool or running. >> and that includes the rothman -k race last november, they formed team semi colon. >> i had part of it taken out so i have a semi colon. >> now cancer free dr. ross is back to his adventures like this family climbing trip in utah. his son ben admires his courage. >> not just give up, and say that is the end. instead you can have hope and believe that something good is going to happen. >> ross team is selling the semi colon t-shirts and his run will help raise research money for
the doctors that treated him. you can find more information at 6abc.com. ali gorman, channel 6 "action news." >> great inspiration. >> it has been in the works for years how and now the fd a-okayed the first genetically engineered food animal, a fish that grows faster than wild salmon, they took the growth speed of the canuck salmon and planted it into the atlantic salmon, right now they are caught at sea or raised in ocean fish farms but the new fish is raised on land based farms.
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are. it's a down right lousy day outside. cecily tynan is at the big board. double scan live is getting the workout, and you need the umbrellas, you don't want to step outside without it, we have heavy rain, one line of yellow, this heavy rain stretching from route 1 in media to landsdale and this is lifting to the north northern east ain batch of heavier downpoured as well. also through horsham and willow grove and langhorne and this is ahead of a cold front, ahead of it, warm and moist, philadelphia
closing in at a half inch of rain and wilmington a half inch, and atlantic city a quarter inch of rain so far. and we'll add to that over the n couple of hours. temperatures show you that it doesn't feel like november, 55 degrees, we hit 65 degrees and millville and trenton 61 with the winds from the south-southeast and they shift out of the northwest overnight and that will dry us out and cool us down, satellite 6 along with action radar showing this plume of moisture ahead of a cold front, and that is ahead of central pennsylvania, with a huge drop in dew points, it's muggy out there and humid and saturated air mass, 60 in philadelphia, and west of that front, the dew points are really drying out and the dew point 39 degrees in pittsburgh, that is an extremely dry air mass moving
in overnight and tomorrow a good amount of sunshine, by 9:00 all the rain really west of philadelphia will shut off, still raining across parts of south jersey and southern delaware and by 11:30 it's off the coast and this allows high pressure to built in tomorrow morning and future tracker showing 7:30 in the morning put the umbrella away and put on the sunglasses, we'll have bright sunshine and a beautiful fall day, breezy side and winds west 10 to 20 miles per hour. and allentown 53 and cape may 54 and trenton 54 and wilmington 54 degrees, the five-day at 5:00, tomorrow sunshine and breezy and seasonable. 55 is the high on saturday, looking pretty good for the rothman 8-k and a mixture of sun and clouds and 54 degrees,
saturday night a cold front moves through and could have a few showers in the overnight hours, for the most part it comes off dry and that will usher in the chilly wind for the philadelphia marathon and half marathon for the eagles game, 50 is the high and windchills in the 30s at times, the core of that cold air though will be on monday, the coldest day so far this season, 46 degrees and a quick rebound by tuesday and adam will let you know as we head towards thanksgiving, coming up in the accuweather forecast. we have a parade in town that day. >> big one. >> a little tiny one -- >> still to come on "action news" at 5:00. one thing we take for grant said one business trying to make public restrooms safer. get ready tgit fans, all of your questions will be answered. we have a sneak peek, that and much more when "action news" continues on this thursday
brian taff is joining us, this is what is happening on "action news," lawmakers make a move against president obama's plan to bring thousands of syrian and iraqi refugees to the u.s. we'll tell you what happened on capitol hill, and have you to top of the oil for the winter months will it help our hurt your bottom line. and an event aimed to empower women to reach beyond their goals. >> now to the u.s. response to the terror attacks in paris, today the house of representatives approved a measure that will stop syrian and iraqi refugees from coming into syria for months and years, the bill passed for the two-thirds majority needed to override a promised veto from president obama. they are calling for tighter screening and screening in the wake of the attacks. >> i think we have an
insufficient process for knowing who is here legally and illegally. 11 million people in our country illegally, 40% of them have overstayed their visa, do we know who they are or where they are. >> but the president and most democrats say that the system in place already does its job. >> the idea that they pose more of a significant threat than all the tourists who pour into the united states every single day, just doesn't jive with reality. >> the president went on to say shutting the door on thousands of people fleeing war and isis is unamerican. >> now to paris, where abdelhamid abaauoud, the reported mastermind behind the attacks was killed in the raid yesterday, it is believed that he was planning a second attack
when police moved in that moment, he and the female suicide bomber, died in the attack. and now they are calling for all countries to double efforts to prevent attacks by isis and similar groups. >> and french lawmakers are moving forward to extend the state of emergency for another three months. anti-terrorist raids continue there as well as the u.s. house vote to block refugees from coming here. you can watch that following "action news" at 6:00. >> turning to our weather tonight, rain is the big story with on and off, mostly on showers. leaves are covering the roads, wet leaves making for a tricky ride home tonight. adam joseph is here with the latest. >> the heaviest rain has occurred over the last couple of hours kind of joining in with the evening rush hour, as we
look at double scan live radar it's sporadic and much lighter in delaware and new jersey, the heart of center city and the delaware valley and the lehigh valley, that is where the heaviest rain has been local. as we look at the northeast extension now landsdale cutting through montgomery county, you see the yellows and pops there with heavier and steadier rainfall, and also the blue route as you head south of 76 as been really a washout over the last couple of hours, and also near trenton and mercer county, heavier rain here and yardley road near downtown yardley and princeton pike, 206 as you head to the north dealing with the steadier rainfall, in addition to seeing the rain on the waterways, some drains are clogged and the visims are down to 1.5 miles and 3 to 4 miles in the lehigh valley over to trenton. when we come back we'll talk
about the rain ending and a big cool down coming in over the weekend. we'll see the numbers plus a preview for thanksgiving coming up in the seven-day forecast. now matt pellman in the "action news" traffic center, on how the roads are doing this hour. >> a.j. just described the blue route as a washout. we see the effects of that on the blue route, the sea of taillights, a stop and go ride the whole way from plymouth meeting, that 56 minute travel time, should be 18 minutes, driving through a lot of puddles and a lot of people, the same is true on the roosevelt boulevard, seas of traffic in both directions on the boulevard by ridge avenue, on the vine street expressway. parking lot in both directions river to river because the parkway is like a river with a lot of water standing on it. and up top the flashing lights that is a broken down vehicle by the vine partially blocking the
right lane with police assisting, a crash at warminster by the costco and one at macaroni company, sounds delicious at oak avenue, and a number of accidents involving pedestrians, one in cherry hill near center street and wires down on 206, and that too is a good spot to avoid as you try to head home on this thursday evening. monica and brian over to you. >> as the rain continues, stay on top of the latest adjustments at 6abc.com/weather, count on stormtracker 6 live double scan radar scans to give you real time views of what coming over the next hour or the next few minutes. >> it may not feel like it now, colder weather is coming and residents that rely on oil to heat their homes, now is the time to buy, john rawlins has the story. >> good afternoon --
>> reporter: at cardinal fuel they sell gasoline and fuel and now the calls come in for heating oil. and for those people a pleasant surprise. >> if i war to call you and ask to buy fuel oil, what would be the price? >> $1.85 a gallon. >> how does that compare to last year? >> a dollar cheaper. >> they have operated since 1992, and they repair kerosene heaters. and furnaces, and have a fleet of trucks, and 20% of the homes in pennsylvania have oil heat, a dollar drop in price is like a tax cut for those folks. >> the average home uses 800 gallons and that is $800 in your pocket. >> just like gasoline and diesel fuel, heating fuel comes from crude oil. mccauley says that some experts
thinks that downward pressure thinks it could go down more when sanctions from iran fuel. >> we could drop another $10 a barrel. >> which would translate out another dime frmg probably closer to 30 cents. >> and the weather and there is a thought that there is a relatively mild start to winter because of el niño. john rawlins, channel 6 "action news." it was business as usual as a restaurant in the overbrook park section of physical, even though the building caught on fire last night, investigators say that flames were contained to applebees here on city avenue, it only took 15 minutes to get it under voel control and no word what cause tropical disturbance. police say that a car rear ended a tractor trailer,
the driver of the car was taken to the hospital with leg and ankle injuries. a new city law is requiring philadelphia businesses to change the signs outside of their restrooms, privately owned establishes like restaurants and stores need to have gender neutral signs outside of single bathrooms, mayor michael nutter signed the measure and mayor elect jim kenney was also on hand. >> it will relieve the stress and fear that members of our transgender community feels when they use the restroom. >> all signs must be changed by january 20th when this new law goes into effect. still to come on "action news" tonight, from hollywood a-listers to tv personalities and athletes they celebrated the
achievements of women in center city philadelphia. and expect the unexpected during tonight's mid season finale we have a sneak peek of each episode. >> look at the cold air lurking to the north and west and moving in our drks. >> and jaime apody is here with eagles, temple and the still winless sixers in sports.
well some big names spent the day at the pennsylvania conk for women. i had the honor of speaking at the event and jessica alba and gloria stein am was there as well along with carly lloyd and rachael ray, i spoke with her about her success and the importance of her conference. >> you know face-to-face interact with you know busy women using our brand and our recipes, you get great advice and you know it's a great give
and take, a nice opportunity. >> organizers say the event is about networking personal development and growth. a terrific day. >> i have the honor of sitting between two rock star women on the set here today. jaime apody is joining us now. >> are you my new favorite. >> keep going. >> some confusion about eagles injuries. >> chip kelly, oh chip kelly, he began his press conference of jason peters, that he will not practice today he is going through rehab for his back. next we see this peters limited at practice, but took all the reps and looked close to normal. sam bradford has yet to clear the concussion protocol and the bucks -- and jameis winston the
number one pick of the draft, this guy is tough to take down and the birds d knows it. >> it's frustrating when a d lineman has their eyes on the quarterback and you know you got him and you can't bring him down it's a disappointment like guys likeameis winston. >> now the eagles focus on winston, the rest of us focus on getting a win. here is ron jaworsky on the match-up. >> the tampa bay buccaneers had a big win last week at home against dallas, those kinds of wins with a young team can really breed confidence, they are coming to philadelphia 4-5 with a chance to get their record to 5-5 with a rookie
quarterback, they feel like they can come to philadelphia and win the football game and the eagles coming off a devastating loss, have to get their confidence back with a depleted roster, a lot of guys are hurt and injured and now your backup players have to step up. it's a litmus test for the depth of the team. >> the temple basketball team deserved a break like a trip to san juan, puerto rico. opening round of the puerto rico tip-off against minnesota, cashing in on the other end and late in the second half, it was a huge half for devon coleman, check out the drive, he scored 12 of his 15 minutes in the first seven minutes, they face butler tomorrow. >> i am not liking this match-up, they have lost five straight games at home and the
sharks have not lost in philadelphia in 15 years, so yes, remember the sixers played and committed 27 turnovers, last night they managed to top that, 31 turnovers, is that even possible. they lost by a lot and brett brown is trying to not to lose his mind. >> we are a better team than we played tonight. that saul i have to say, we have lost, we are 0-12, and that is unacceptable. that is not the team we have been. >> have you to try hard to turn the ball over 31 times. >> thanks jaime. the weeks of twists and turns and heart break, comes to a head on 6 abc. >> "scandal" "how to get away with murder" and "grey's anatomy" at 8:00. >> you had to get her out of here? >> the worst part --
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radar, the intensity of the rain picked up in the middle of the afternoon and we are dealing with pockets of steady to moderate rainfall and less intense into new jersey and delaware, buck county and doylestown, you can see the yellows, popping through parts of perkasie, and as you head to landed dale and montgomery county and the northeast extension, a wet drive here this evening, we are still showing a decent amount of moderate rainfall, as well as chester county, radnor and berwyn and west of the malvern, this area has seen the most rain this afternoon, kind of training with the yellow moving over the schuylkill expressway and the blue route, it's quite a nightmare more the evening rush hour, we'll start to shut the rain off by 7:00, 70 is the high temperature in philadelphia, well above the normal of 55
degrees. the morning low is 54 our typical high temperature for this time of year, we can sit at 38 degrees in the early morning hours, it's 63 in allentown and the same for trenton and reading and 61 in wilmington and sea isle city, it continues to funnel until, and you said to yourself once or twice, and the dew points were up no the 60s, that will change as the code front sweeps through and rain to the south and west, still to pivot through, we clear the sky quickly once the rain shuts off. future tracker at 10:30, dealing with rain in southern and parts of new jersey, we are dry and clear in the western suburbs, it's bright sun everywhere from the poconos to the lehigh valley philadelphia to the shore and on the breezy side for your friday, it's all because of the low winding up and moving away,
northwesterly winds, and a high temperature of just 55 degrees, as the high settles in on saturday, it stays bright and seasonable at 54 and we'll try to lose a little bit of the wind, this system passes by early on sunday morning, a quick little hit of showers, predawn on sunday morning, before high pressure comes in on sunday with sunshine and a further chill the second half of the weekend, in fact, sunday at 1:00 for the eagles, 48 for your kickoff temperature and 47 for the fourth quarter, you'll notice the winds funneling through the linc 25 miles per hour. sunny and breezy tomorrow and seasonable and sunshine on saturday and early sun morning as folks start to head down to the philadelphia marathon, a quick hit of showers at 4:00, 5:00 in the morning and dry for the actual race and windy for a
high of just 50 in the afternoon and the coldest temperature soz far this fall season, monday 46 and it doesn't last long, we quickly warm back above normal with a dry stretch next week, great timing for the travellers on wednesday and for thursday, thanksgiving, temperatures mild with sunshine, at 58 degrees, not bad after this little hit of rain this evening. >> sounds good thank you. hundreds of people suited up to visit the linc today and it has nothing to do with football, "action news" was at the all veterans career fair, the event was held especially for members of the armed forces and their spouses.
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recently asked patients to rate the quality of over 3,500 hospitals. fewer than 10% received 5 stars. among them was cancer treatment centers of america in philadelphia. cancercenter.com/eastern. "action news" delaware valley's leading news program. meteorologist, cecily tynan and jim gardner. thursday night airport workers fight for higher wages and middle schoolers get caught drinking alcohol on school grounds and it's a wet and grim day and the evening won't be much better we are socked and soaked by a drenching rain this
afternoon and it will continue as a cold front pushes forward west to east tonight. lets get the latest from double scan live radar from cecily tynan. >> the rain arriving on schedule this morning, a couple of light showers, and it's damp, double scan live radar, a batch of rain working across parts of delaware and buck county and see it in yellow here, this is having a big impact on the evening commute. people are getting heavy rain and the blue route and route 309 and 202, and 611 and all of this is advancing to the east in the overnight hours, as the cold front presses through. in lancaster county it's dried out and we see this plume of moisture generally out of the south and the actual cold front we are tracking is right there in central pennsylvania, first we get rid of the rain and we get the cooler air moving in as h