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preliminary injunction on an emergency basis. it expects to have a hearing on this petition sometime in the next hour or so over at city hall. the focus is not specifically on election day as many of us thought but it has a wider focus that the transit strike constitutes a clear and present danger to the health safety and welfare of riders and citizens of philadelphia. it alleges that five classes of the public have been unduly harmed. the first class would be those who are in the school districts and the school children some 52,000 school kids use septa normally when it's on strike it means those school kids have to cross through crowded intersections. the poor of the city who cannot afford a car and can in the afford using a taxi. the disabled on election day as we say election day is included in all of this it would be that voters would have difficult time getting to work and finding enough time to get back to vote and then the fifth category would be medical patients. now, as we say they're hoping to get an emergency hearing
today before judge carpenter in room 232 in city hall. we're told that will begin as soon as a lawyer from the union arrives at that location. in the meantime, we are expecting a briefing here by septa folks including septa spokesperson carla lee and when that briefing begins we'll switch back to it live. right now live at septa headquarters, john rawlins channel6 "action news." >> all right, we'll be standing by for that briefing to begin. john thank you. looking live at the ben franklin bridge at the start of the friday afternoon rush. commuters are still forced to find ways to get around the septa strike. we'll check in with matt pelman in the traffic center coming up in just a few minutes. of course we will continue to monitor the strike throughout today and into the weekend if necessary. be sure to check 6abc.com/septa strike. we'll have updates as soon as new developments happen and we're getting word that the news briefing is actually about to begin at this moment. of course we will take you to it. we'll listen in live now. >> concerning septa's union
strike. septa today filed a lawsuit in the court of common pleas seeking an injunction to end the twu local 234 strike asserting that it constitutes a clear and present danger to the health, safety and welfare of our riders and the citizens of philadelphia and the region. in the lawsuit, septa notes that the strike has caused people to miss critical medical appointments, is making it impossible for some disabled residents to get to facilities for special he tea care and get assistance with fundamental life care matters. it's causing students to miss school and presents a risk to citizens' right to vote in the november 8 election. septa is asking the court for an injunction ordering twu local 234 employees to return to work immediately to alleviate the devastation
caused by the strike. now, we had hoped to have our general counsel here to explain the process and answer questions. unfortunately, he's in court right now. my understanding is once this is filled he will be assigned to a judge for a hearing and once that hearing is set, we will present evidence and testimony to the court. it has been assigned to judge linda carpenter. the union has been served and this is the latest that we have. for the sake of our riders, employees and our taxpayers, we have to get this done. too much is at stake. thank you. >> will you take a brief question or two. >> yes do did you find that negotiations have gone sour at all [inaudible] the last day
and a half. >> the negotiations have been going on. they're continuing, yes. >> [inaudible] >> talking. >> called this a distraction. how do you responds to that. >> this lawsuit is a distraction? i can't answer that. you know, it's -- we're moving forward because this is critical. this is -- we have too many things at stake here. >> carla, is this an expansion of the current laws such that you're asking for the [inaudible] bill to basically [inaudible] >> general counsel will have to answer that for you. sorry, jim. yeah, that's -- >> injung tiff relief by election day because there was concern that people couldn't get to and from work and still to the polls and that there was a he potential for people
to be disenfranchised. why seek an immediate injunction right now? >> it's beyond the election. it's bigger than that. there's too many things at stake right now and we have to come to some type of agreement. >> who made the final decision for this. >> you have been listening to a news briefing that gave way to a brief news conference. septa officials talking about their decision to file a legal injunction to bring this now four day old strike to an end. an important distinction septa saying this is not a reflection of where talks stand right now but, rather, their effort to alleviate what they call a clear and present danger to the health and safety of philadelphia. >> right, them saying that too much is at risk and they want to be sure they address what is at risk. asking the courts to step in to force the workers back to work while the talks are
continuing. >> hearing has been assigned but not set just yet. in the meantime we are following a developing news out of burlington county new jersey today where two brothers are accused of murdering their roommate. they were arrested after police found the victim's body buried in the backyard of a house they all shared together in lumberton. new jersey correspondent nora muchanic just stepped out of court today. he she joins us live now with the brand new details here. nora. >> reporter: hi there brian. it was a first appearance for the brothers via video hookup where a judge continued their bail at half a million dollars cash each. now, the unemployed brothers remain behind bars as investigators work to determine the motive for this disturbing crime. >> oh, my god, just, you know, unbelievable. >> reporter: this man lives near where the house where this bodies was buried in the
backyard. authorities charged two brothers into live in the house with his murder. 24-year-old brian costello and older brother 27-year-old christopher. >> i -- shocked. i don't know what to say. never think they would do something like that. speechless. >> reporter: the victim has been identified as 23-year-old justin cube boys who -- dubois who lived in the house with the better. residents say they stopped seeing him around the neighborhood. police went to the house with a search warrant yesterday and discovered dirt in the backyard that had been disturbed. when they began digging, they found dubois' body. one neighbor spoke to us but didn't want to appear on camera. >> there is obviously some drug activity that's for sure. the whole neighborhood is shocked to say the least. this is lumberton. this doesn't happen here. >> reporter: neighbors say they mind police for years about the steady flow of strangers in and out of the costello house but they never imagined he what was happening there would end up way body buried in the backyard.
>> a little scared. i have a seven-year-old. you know, i try to keep him -- try to keep him, you know, safe and stuff like this, it really hits home. >> reporter: again, the motive is unclear. you can certainly expect investigators will be looking at any connection to drugs. now, an autopsy was scheduled for today but so far officials have not said exactly how the victim was killed before he was buried in that backyard. live at the courthouse in mount holly, i'm nora muchanic channel6 "action news." sharrie. >> nora, thank you. jerry sandusky was back in a courtroom today fighting to have his child sexual abuse convictions overturned. a man who claims to have been the young boy that was seen being abused by jerry sandusky in a penn state shower 15 years ago testified in today's hearing. it's the first time the 29-year-old has testified in the case. the former penn state university assistant football coach is serving a 30 to 60
year sentence for sexually abusing 10 boys. no decision was made in today's hearing. >> from our new jersey news room today, a verdict was reached in the bridgegate trial. a federal jury announced that the two defendants, two former aides of new jersey governor chris christie are guilty on all counts. bridget kelly christie's former deputy chief of staff and bill baroni a christie appointee to the point authority of new york and new jersey both convicted of creating an epic traffic jam at the george washington bridge for what prosecutors called political he revenge. now, governor christie was never charged in the plot and has denied all wrongdoing saying he knew nothing about the scheme. prosecutors called it payback for when fort lee's democratic mayor didn't endorse christie. today they said they're still investigating who else is behind this. >> because what they have done is so far over the line and is illegal that we have to seek them out and we have to see
that they're punished. >> the most serious charges against baroni and kelly carry up to 20 years in prison. sentencing is set for february. >> i said at the time in my opening and my summation that i get she was a scapegoat and i feel now she's a scapegoat. >> i am innocent of these charges and i am very, very looking forward to this appeal. >> in the meantime governor christie did release a statement today reading in part "i will set the record straight in the coming days regarding the lies that were told by the media and in the courtroom." this story far from over but today the first verdicts handed out in this bridgegate controversy. brian and sharrie. >> all right, leash sharks thanks very much. still ahead here on a very busy friday afternoon we've got new safety concerns surrounding nj transit in the wake of the hoboken crash. details about the problems putting riders at risk. >> less than a week after falling victim to a major theft habitat for humanity is
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>> ♪ >> well, day four of the septa strike has a lot
of you eager for the weekend but first of course you've got to get there. so for that we turn to the "action news" traffic report. >> let's go live to matt pelman in the "action news" traffic center. hi, matt. >> i don't think anybody is too sad to see this week coming to an end. getting to that weekend is not the easiest feat this afternoon brian and sharrie. a bunch of big accidents to start off the afternoon rush including this one in bucks county. this box truck was overturned up until five minutes ago. they uprighted it now but we're still jammed solid coming south on 95 because of this accident involving the earlier overturned truck just south of 332 the newtown exit. looking at speeds like 10 miles per hour from the jersey side of the river
across the scudder falls bridge south of that accident scene just south of 332. on the northbound side there's construction again today at the scudder falls bridge so one of the two lanes is blocked there as well. elsewhere in bucks county on the ramp from 95 northbound to 413 a crash and downed light pole partially blocking that ramp. bottom line route one the any other so super highway is going to be a better bet than 95 through bucks county inform princeton route one southbound a crash past meadow road taking out the left lane. this is 95 in delco. we had a northbound accident by highland avenue gone now. the delay is starting to thin. in christiana by the hilton a crash involving a bicyclist along churchman's road at highway one. watt watch out for emergency crews there. again this afternoon delays across-the-board on the septa regional rails worst we're seeing at this point is about 22 minutes. let's grab the ipad do the commuter report on this finally friday afternoon near conshohocken crash on the blue route northbound just north of the schuylkill. and just 14 miles per hour there. we'll check it again brian,
coming up in the next half hour. >> all right, see you shortly matt. thank you. we've got breaking news out of new york city right now where two policely sergeants have been injured in a shooting in the wrong. the officers were rushed to jacoby medical center and one is said to be critically injured right now. this is video from moments ago at the scene where dozens of police officers remain in an active investigation but the suspect was killed in an ensuing police shootout. officers were responding to either a burglary or a moment invasion at the time but the circumstances of that shooting are unknown right now. >> federal investigators say they have found numerous safety violations into how new jersey transit operates its commuter trains. the executive director of nj transit disclosed the findings to lawmakers during the state oversight hearing today. the bile violations include a lack of on board emergency tools and working fire extinguishers on some of the trains. today's hearing was pushed
for -- pushed for following that deadly train crash that happened at the hoboken terminal in september. the report also says trains were stopping too close to each other, that workers were using cell phones at times when they should not have and required brake checks were not always performed. >> this sunday 6abc is proud to salute our service members. it's the second annual philadelphia veterans parade and the streets surrounding independence mall will be filled with festivities honoring our men and women in uniform. we are fresh off of a planning meeting to get all the he details set on sunday you will see everything from a motorcycle brigade to parachute demonstrations, even a breathtaking flyover and you can watch it all right here on 6abc. the parade begins at 12:00 that's noon at 16th and j.f.k. boulevard. it ends at sixth and market. veterans of all branches and service campaigns will be honored for their service.
also new this year to hack he company the parade there's a veterans outreach and festival. there's tons of free fun on tap for the whole family, face painting rock climbing wall music and entertainment. you'll also find food vendors and a beer garden and for our veterans all sorts of information and services will be on hand as well. so, join he me and sharrie williams along with a panel of distinguished service members this sunday at 12:30 for the philadelphia veterans parade, the second annual live right here on 6abc. >> all right, going to be a great weekend. >> i'm looking forward to it very much so. >> we'll be watching. chillier but bright and sunny day as we get a first check of the accuweather forecast. >> let's hope some of the sunshine carries into the weekend. adam joseph standing by with the forecast. hey, adam. >> no worries about that. a beautiful end to the week barely a cloud in the sky and this will spill into your saturday into sunday and even into next week as we take a live look from the pagoda cam here in reading, you see some of the golden colors on the
trees, a little past peak this far to the north and west in berks county but some of the area this weekend looking pretty nice especially new jersey and delaware. temperatures have tumbled back quite a bit from yesterday. 58 right now lehigh valley, 58 in reading, 60 philadelphia, 61 in millville, the same for dover. very seasonable temperatures here on this friday afternoon and the winds were whipping quite a bit here this afternoon. hour in reading, 1613 miles an philadelphia, 15 in dover, six in wildwood 14 in trenton and these numbers will continue to cut back as we go into the overnight hours as he they ease just a little bit. satellite and radar any clouds that we saw early on in the day you could see those continue to push off to the south and east and as of this point no clouds whatsoever. so, overnight tonight it's clear and chilly, less wind, they're going to relax down to about three to 6 miles an hour. temperatures in the suburbs near that freezing point if not just below in the lehigh valley. for the city of philadelphia, down to 39 degrees. temperature-wise here for
saturday, high temperatures going back into the lower 60's across-the-board so a little bit above normal here, really nice fall day with lots of sunshine. winds will come back up a little bit tomorrow. seven to 14 miles an hour but overall a really pleasant start to the weekend. perfect timing for the unity cup park. it begins at noon at 56 degrees again all sunshine right through that 6 o'clock hour when the actual soccer championship game begins. 58 degrees and at 8 o'clock 55 so a pretty pleasant afternoon for that. as we look at the fall foliage again it's past peak. berks county, lancaster county, lehigh valley to the poconos. closer to philadelphia especially interior parts of new jersey as well as the state of delaware, a couple of spots to pick out to do some leaf peeping in and around fairmount park here in center city, mercer county park up near trenton and the wharton state forest a huge forest there in central and southern new jersey to check out. this will be the last weekend
to see some of that fall foliage across our area. as we look at the four day at 4:00 forecast here lots of sun from start to finish here. 63 tomorrow. 62 on sunday. breezy both days. a reminder again set those clocks back an hour before you head to bed saturday night or if you're a late night owl early sunday morning. a touch cooler on monday, 58 degrees and then a big jump on tuesday an election day near 70 degrees so no excuse to head to the polls. you'll want to be outdoors kind of going around town 'cause it's going to be beautiful on tuesday and the rest of that seven day coming up in the next half hour. >> wow looking great. >> looking good. >> thank you adam. still ahead on "action news" today students weigh in on a presidential election. herey who they want to see sitting in the oval office. >> plus, heartbreaking news for singer michael buble. details about the health battle his family is facing. >> and a sweet follow-up to a big talkers we brought you about the case of a stolen kit
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where 15,000 went for republican donald trump. democratic congressman john carney also got a big victory in the race for delaware governor. >> athletes and local law enforcement filled citizens bank stadium this morning. they were there to participate in the annual unified fall festival torch run to benefit the special olympics. chief inspector dennis wilson carried the torch on behalf of the police department. he led the group through the noncompetitive marathon which stretched from south philadelphia all the way to villanova university. >> habitat for humanity dedicated its 196's home today in north philadelphia. "action news" was there as the family of three got the keys to their newtown house at diamond park this afternoon. the affordable development is going up at the corner of 16th and fontaine streets. earlier in the week someone stole $20,000 worth of tools from that construction site. habitat for humanity says other families will also be able to move in thanks to help from the community.
>> some of our other habitat affiliates are letting us use their tools. we'll be able to have the families home by christmas so that is a good christmas miracle. >> well, when all this is complete diamond park will consist of 21 affordable energy efficient townhomes. >> good ending to that story. >> yeah. >> so much more ahead on "action news" at 4:00. he was chosen for being the best of the best when it comes to philadelphia firefighters. the story next. >> and
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>> ♪ >> it is 4:30 and were he begin now with developing news on the
septa strike today. this is day four of that strike and just more than one hour ago septa's lawyers submitted a legal filing to force the transit workers to get back on the job. >> the injunction states that there strike has caused clear and present dawner? to the community. septa cited the negative impact on schools, the poor, the disabled, hospitals and the upcoming election. a judge will now have to rule on this legal matter. a hearing is set to take place at civil court at city hall. of course we'll have another live update with the latest on this developing story coming up in our next
half hour. >> now to the race for the white house. four days until the election and hillary clinton and donald trump are talking to voters in battleground states. >> and clinton has a handful of surrogates on the trail with her offering some star power as well. she was in pittsburgh this afternoon and meeting her on that stage was businessman and "shark tank" star mark cuban. rapper jay-z will join clinton in cleveland tonight. >> no stars for donald trump but he was in new hampshire this morning. he's in ohio right now and he will be in hershey, pennsylvania, come tonight. "action news" reporter vernon odom is live now in center city with more on the final push before tuesday. vern. >> reporter: the final weekend sharrie, good evening to you and brian. the major candidates clinton and trump and their surrogates will be crisscrossing the keystone state for most of this weekend. pennsylvania of course a major piece of each one's formula to get 270 electoral votes and win the presidency. the voter turnout machines are
tuning unright now. >> i we know what we do the to do. >> reporter: city democratic leaders huddled to smooth out plans for tuesday's get out the vote effort. hillary clinton made a campaign stop in pittsburgh today. pop music legend stevie wonder will appear in center city tonight as a surrogate. vice president joe biden will be in bucks county tomorrow to headline a get out the vote event. clinton will be at the mann music center late afternoon with pop giant indicate he tea per he re. monday night here in philadelphia the election eve extravaganza. hillary bill clinton and chelsea and the ultimate headline are the current president and his wife a sign the polls share in pennsylvania has tightened in recent days. >> it looks like pennsylvania is back in the mix. the candidates are still coming to the state along with their surrogates. it's literally too close to call. >> reporter: the true campaign feels a surge here in the keystone state. donald trump will appear in hershey tonight after appearing in king of prussia earlier this week with his
running mate and there was melania's appearance in berwyn yesterday. ivanka trump is slated to be in pennsylvania on sunday. here are some random local voters today who have their minds made up. >> one candidate i absolutely wouldn't vote for because it would be a disaster and the other one i'm not as confident in but is way more qualified and much the less are of two evils. >> mr. trump. >> reporter: why. >> i just like everything that he believes in. i think he has guts and i'm not a fan of hillary. >> reporter: sharrie, this from the trump campaign. pennsylvania spokesman tonight and i quote here, clinton is scrambling here in the final days. she knows donald trump has the momentum. live in center city, i'm vernon odom channel6 "action news. >> pulling out all the stops as he they head into the final weekend. vern, thank you. "action news" will have live team coverage on election night. our own rick williams and monica malpass will be with donald trump and hillary clinton as the results come in. we will also have crews
spanned out across our region covering the major local raises and we're giving i was chance to add to our election night with our special digital coverage. join jim gardner and our panel of experts following local state and of course the national races right after the polls close. that begins at 8:00 p.m. on 6abc.com. >> other news today a philadelphia man is facing multiple charges of rape and sexual assault. police say 31-year-old irving harper raped a 19-year-old woman in january and later raped a 21-year-old woman in october. they say he lured the victims into a home by claiming he he could help them get a cleaning job. he allegedly identified himself it's a gotti. when he approached the women around germantown and chelten avenue. harper was arrested at his home on federal street. >> a small fire broke out in the bathroom of a philadelphia school today. no one was hurt in this incident at the henry c. lee school in west philadelphia. the school was evacuated as a
precaution. the students and staff were moved to a nearby high school and dismissed from there. the cause of the fire is still under investigation. the delaware fire marshal says fire that damaged a home in north wilmington was an accident. this was the scene on the 1500 block of atkins road around 8 o'clock. no one was home when the blaze broke out but officials say a burning candle is to blame for the fire. damages are estimated to be around $100,000. >> so nice out there today my wife and i thought let's have lunch in the backyard. we sat in the backyard for about 10 seconds and then went back inside. >> were you in the sun or the shade. >> we were in the shade, yeah. >> didn't laughter very long. it was that wind that kind of cut through you during the day today but if you were sitting in the sun it really wasn't all that bad. >> it wasn't so bad. >> you guys are wimps. just kidding. >> i'll tell her you said that. >> she's watching. >> you'll hear about it later. >> as we take a look right now, live on sky6 the
philadelphia international airport baby blue sky upstairs, 60 degrees is the air temperature right now. winds out of the north-northwest still sustained at 16 miles an hour. dewpoint low. dry air in play at 34 degrees and lake what len paupack way past past peak. a little clop on the water with the winds northwest at 13. the temperature at 49 feels more like 44. we're talking wind chills this evening up in the poconos and if you're heading to one of the friday night high school football games looking pretty good. clear and chilly sweatshirt will be needed or at least a hat or some gloves. northwest wind six to 12, kickoff 50 degrees, fourth quarter 45. we'll let you know how long that extends into the weekend. >> adam thank you. this year's presidential race has been contentious don't you think and filled with attacks from both sides but one local race has been quite the opposite. "action news" anchor rick
williams now live in the news room with the details on this one this afternoon. hey, rick. >> hey, brian. thank you. that's right the rails for delaware governor has been relatively quiet with both candidates focusing on the issues that is facing the first state. coming up tonight at 5:00 vernon odom takes you inside delaware's gubernatorial race. also at 5:00 it's fitness friday and one local ymca is giving cancer survivors the chance to get their strength back. ali gorman explains coming up in a special health check report. those stories and much more when we see you in just a little bit on "action news" at 5 o'clock. until then back to the studio and sharrie, we'll see you later. >> rick see you in a bit. this holiday season how about the gift of wellness? the third annual wellness fair and holiday craft sale was held today at the hockessin community recreation center in delaware. admission was free as people had a chance to support local artists and crafters. the event also offered free
blood pressure and diabetes screening and flu shots for those who have insurance. >> well, some real life mermaids are swimming with the sharks at the adventure aquarium in camden. 8mer sisters dove into the ocean realm exhibit to get ready for the aquarium's mermaid experience this weekend. kids will be able to get their faces painted and take home a mermaid autograph. waterproof ink we're told. it runs through tomorrow through the following sunday november 13th. >> it's pretty magical. you wonder how do they do that. >> i know, it's awesome. >> so much more to come on "action news at 4:00. canadian born singer michael buble say he and his wife are in the united states for emergency medical care for one of their sons. we'll have the details coming up. >> and a young boy with a bright smile is now officially a model. hear how the inspiring story of this little boy went from being judged to being a star is sweeping the internet and the nation today. >> pretty cool. and meteorologist adam joseph
>> investigators say a south carolina man who held a woman captive inside a metal container also killed the victim's boyfriend right in front of her. police found kayla brown chained up but alive inside a contain on todd kolhep's rural property. she said she had been there since august when she and her boyfriend were reported missing. police say she saw him murder her boyfriend there on the property. authorities are now searching for his body and other potential victims. this afternoon a judge ordered kolhep to be held without bond. startling video shows dozens of migrants bergeres queued in the mediterranean sea this morning. crews with the migrant off shore aid station pulled 128
people to safety including 22 women and four children. officials say this rescue was not in connection to any type of shipwreck. while as many as 240 migrants died in two shipwrecks just yesterday off the coast of little bit y the migrants are trying to make their way into europe. >> singer michael buble made a heartbreaking announcement today that his three-year-old son is fighting cancer. buble and his wife said they are in the united states where their son noah is undergoing treatment. buble is from canada and his wife is a argentine television actress. he says they have both put their careers on hold to devote all of their time helping noah get well. they have a younger son elias born in january. >> we start way sweet follow-up to the curious case of the stolen kit-kat. remember kansas state freshman hunter a thief left an apology note after stealing the kit-kat from the cup holder in his car.
now he left his wallet and his cell phone but he took the candy bar leaving a note saying that he was admittedly hung he agree thus the kit-kat robbery. enter hershey who heard this story louder than the snap and crunch of that missing kit-kat loud and clear. the chocolate company stuffed more than 6,500 kit-kats back into his now famous car for students at kansas state university to enjoy and of course he happily handing out the bars and sharing with all. his story has gone wildly viral and hey, maybe just maybe a few more hungry people walked away with a much needed candy bar. it is all about the kit-kat. and now to the sweetest of victories for one pretty amazing momma who fought hard for her son, his beauty, his talent and his contagious joy. that's asher nash. you might not be surprised to know he just land add modeling
contract with oshkosh b gosh. it took nudging from his mom who refused to take no for an answer when another kid's clothing company turned her down saying they weren't looking for kids with special needs in their campaign. megan nash start add social of social media movement with people from all over the world joining in to ask oshkosh to help change the face of beauty. well, oshkosh quickly hired little asher there. he has down's syndrome and his mom says this is all about people with special needs everywhere, to spread inclusion and respect. hard working guy right here. his ad campaign coming out soon for oshkosh. is that a face or what. >> adorable. >> nailed it. >> got it, right. >> alicia thanks very much. let's get another check on the roads rider now. >> matt pelman standing by with the update in the "action news" traffic center. hi matt. >> there's your feel good story of the afternoon. this has been not so feel good all week long as the septa
strike continues brian and sharrie now in day four, we continue to he see hefty delays across-the-board on the regional rails as people turn to them instead of using the city transit services. at this point this afternoon the worst delay we're seeing is on the chestnut hill west line, 26 minutes on one of the trains there. otherwise, a lot of tone 20 minute delays across-the-board. bottom line is though he you're waiting on those platforms this afternoon and waiting on the the city streets as well as gridlock continues, police are out there directing traffic once again around city hall making sure you don't block the boks, that's always apron policemen when you do that. they're out there helping you out but a lot of traffic around center city and underneath on the vine street expressway 676 once again this afternoon. this is 95 in bucks county with big backups here especially coming southbound because of that earlier overturned truck just south of newtown 332. that's gone now so both lanes are opened but you can see we're still parked coming south of the scudder falls bridge and northbound it's not only construction now but a crash here in the median so double trouble on the
northbound side. jammed solid on 95 through bucks again. i would stick with route one, the not so super highway. it's more super than 95 this afternoon. in clerical there's -- clerical there's a crash along 70. also one in southampton between ridge road and 70 on 206 close to the red line circle. brooklawn a crash on ridge highway. one in delaware causing big delays along highway one left lane out of commission there both ways at 40 in bear. the traffic is a bear. we'll check it again, brian and sharrie, in the 5 o'clock hour. >> we'll see you then matt. thank you. a veteran of the philadelphia fire department has now been named firefighter of the year. captain reuben russo accented his plaque today at fireman's hall museum. his colleagues say he deserves the honor not just for one specific act but rather an entire career of bravery that includes risking his own life to save others. he was described as a mentor and one of the most respected
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>> general hospital fans lined up by the hundreds today in bensalem to get a glimpse of one of their favorite stars on the show. will deaf have i who plays julian jerome was at parx casino for a meet and greet and our alicia vitarelli was there to lead a q and a session. he said he didn't start acting until he was in his 20's and that it's never too late to chase your dreams. you can watch general hospital of course every weekday at 3 o'clock right here on 6abc. >> alicia enjoyed that assignment. >> yes, she did. >> turned around and looked at her. >> some of the women in the news room. >> oh, we love that guy. very nice. >> very nice she says. all right. now to the accuweather
forecast also very nice as we head into the weekend. >> yes, today was beautiful out there. spilling into the weekend and right into next week. a perfect time to go out and check the fall foliage this weekend as you can take a look at the action cam some of the trees have lost pretty much all their leaves others just beginning that process there but the red trees you can impress someone if you see one say that red is called anthosyn, the red. as we look at storm tracker6 live double scan around the region -- brian already forgot what i said. not much going on. hard al cloud out there at the present time. all the clouds from this morning have evaporated pushed well off the coast. 58 allentown right now, same for reading and lancaster, 60 philadelphia. 61 in millville and low 60's for the shore. as we look at satellite and radar, barely anything going on east of the rockies here. we have dominant high pressure in control right now near
cincinnati, nashville now continuing to work its way to the east here so brilliant skies here from bismarck omaha down to jacksonville philadelphia into southern new england so for tonight a beautiful starlit sky there. less wind as well as we start to ease that back. 31 in the lehigh valley at freezing for reading. by tomorrow morning even 39 in philadelphia, so with the exception of the immediate shore line, everyone back into the 30's here overnight. so, the weekend dominated by that high pressure that remains just to our west here. we're going have a light breeze both days so it may feel a little cool if you're in the shade. if you're in the direct sun going to feel pretty nice. temperatures running a little bit above normal. 63 on saturday and then down to 62 here as we go into sunday and a reminder for this weekend. you want to turn those clocks back an hour before you head to bed on saturday night as daylight saving time ends. also a good time to check the smoke he detected batter he
res as -- batteries as well. eagles and giants 1:00 p.m. here on sunday afternoon kickoff. 55 degrees. by the fourth quarter your temperature at 54 degrees. that north-northwesterly wind eight to 16 miles an hour and by that fourth quarter the sun will be very close to setting. as we take a look at the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast, 63 he tomorrow. 62 here on sunday. a touch cooler on monday, right around 58 degrees but again, wall to wall sunshine d we stay kind of on that train of sunny days here. tuesday up to 69 degrees. quite a jump in temperature. staying above normal wednesday and thursday with just a few clouds and really nice for veterans day next friday at 62 degrees. so, no rain chances in that seven-day forecast and temperatures remaining above average the entire time except for monday. >> it. >> got the parade on sunday, also. >> beautiful for that. >> great weekend. >> yes. >> all right adam thank you.
if you are finding politics a bit unpalatable these days maybe some but will help. jim victor and marie felton showed off this, a replica of the white house made with 400 pounds of the good stuff. the pair started working on this this past tuesday and they expect to have it wrapped up tomorrow. unlike the results of the actual election this one will melt away in a matter of days and leave a good taste in your mouth. >> we like that. pretty cool. adam pass me
the bread to go with that. >> not quite dinnertime yet. >> freebie friday is coming up next.
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on tuesday and they will give you the free doughnut of your choice to go with that you can get a free coffee any size on election day by scanning the offer in the free 7-eleven app. also, here in philadelphia, you're going to love this one, the bakers jar in rittenhouse is offering voters free treats. pop into the shop on south 16th street with your sticker of course and they will give you a free chocolate chip cookie. love the incentives to get out there and vote although shouldn't need the cookie. speaking of snacks a company called gray's a healthy neat snack subscription service offering you your first sampler box for he free. tomorrow is philadelphia's first city wide world cup style soccer tournament. 32 countries are participating. the philadelphia international unity cup is happening tomorrow at citizens bank park. gates open at 3:45. tickets for all are he free. you can do some museum hopping on sunday for free.
it is free first sundays at the barnes foundation and it's pay was wish at the philadelphia museum of art again both on sunday and we would like to remind you that this sunday life at 12:30 on 6abc it is the philadelphia veterans parade and to accompany it there is a veterans outreach and festival that's happening from 12:30 to 4:30 at fifth and market streets so tons of free fun for the family, face painting a rock climbing wall music and entertainment. you'll also find food vendors and a beer garden you have to bring cash for that and for our veterans all kinds of free information and services will be provided there. sharrie and i will see you there at the parade on sunday. >> yeah, looking forward to honoring our men and women in uniform. >> going to be a great day and a great event as always. alicia thank you. now for sharrie williams alicia vitarelli and adam joseph i'm brian taff. hope you'll join me along with sharrie adam and ducis rodgers tonight and every night for a full hour of "action news at 10:00 on phl 17.
>> now here are rick williams and monica malpass with a look at what's ahead at 5:00 hi guys. >> hi there. coming up next we're following breaking news. septa has filed an injunction to try to get city transit workers back on the job. a hearing is under way right now. also a stunning verdict in the bridgegate trial. two former christie aides have been found guilty on every counter they were facing related to those infamous lane closures back in 2013. >> and new at 5:00, the money police say this man stole from his girlfriend's grandmother who was in the middle of a fight with cancer. we'll have those stories and more coming up next at 5:00. >> ♪
>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with jaime apody, meteorologist cecily tynan, rick williams and monica malpass. >> ♪ >> constitutes a clear and presenter danger to the health safety and welfare of our riders and the citizens of philadelphia and the region. >> we begin with developing news on the septa strike front tonight. the agency just filed an injunction to bring members of the transport workers union 234 back on the job. friday night the big story on "action news" is this drastic
turn of events on day four of the septa strike. >> a hearing on the injunction is getting under way right now and "action news" reporter dann cuellar live outside of the sheraton in center city where negotiations have been happening all week long. dann what's the latest? >> reporter: rick and monica, the talks are continuing here at the sheraton despite septa going to court seeking a motion to force transit workers back on the job. septa went to court of common pleas at 3 o'clock seeking an emergency injunction because of the problems they say the strike has caused. a spokeswoman says the strike poses a clear and presenter danger to the public threatening health and safety and the right to vote on election day on tuesday. here's more. >> that the strike has caused people to miss critical medical appointments, is making it impossible for some disabled residents to get to facilities for specialty care and get assistance
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