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chopper 6 hd was over septa's station at norwood. a pedestrian was struck and killed on the tracks at 4:30 by a train heading south to washington, d.c. there is now this situation on s on amtrak and half hour delays on septa's wilmington line and the investigation continues at this hour. here is the latest from the front lines of the fight against mold in schools. word has come that john b. kelly school in philadelphia will be closed again tomorrow. authorities say that 80% of the mold that was discovered on wednesday, make that yesterday, is wednesday is now gone. live at the school is vernon odom. you have the details? >> reporter: jim, the problem here continues to be mold.
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lots of it. they are digging out and that is why classes were canceled here today and will be again tomorrow. and the mold cleanup continues at this hour and tomorrow continue and perhaps even through the weekend. >> with classes and activities canceled here today. remediation teams and private contractors were cleaning the mold out of the jb kelly elementary school and a serious mold problem was discovered here yesterday in several classrooms and the school district refused to specify how many only that a top notch cleaning team is on the case. >> there are 41 classrooms and checking the bathrooms and all the common spaces as well. >> it has a lot of parents scrambling for day care and worried about the health of their children. >> he has asthma and allergies
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and i'm sad about that. the kelly school there are not reopen until its mold free. >> i am looking to transfer her to be honest. i want to transfer her out of here. i don't think, you know it's unacceptable at that point. >> i have to call the school district and find another school in the area, he is not coming back here. no. even when they get the issue resolved. >> jim, the school district wants it thoroughly done and even replacing all the ceiling tiles stained ever so slightly. they will notify parents and staff by 5:00 sunday afternoon if the school is ready to reopen on monday morning. vernon odom, channel 6 "action news." in german town. in south jersey the work to remove mold continues at williamstown middle school and holy glen elementary. the monroe township district
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closed all six of its schools this week over concerns about mold. and we are following a developing story from chester tonight. police are investigating a shooting in the 200 block of sunny side avenue, it happened shortly after 4:00 and the victim was rushed to rosier medical center in critical condition. they recorded their 25th and 26th homicides that is the tally for all of last year. and the former commissioner off the radnor board was sentenced for assaulting his mother-in-law. spingler is not going jail. live at the courthouse is "action news" reporter, chad pradelli. >> reporter: yes jim, spingler was sentenced to two years probation and 60 days house arrest and the da in delaware
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county wants that sentence reconsidered. >> former radnor commissioner bill spingler told the judge he made a tremendous error and apologized to his family and the township. and considered his commitment to public service and his victim his 103-year-old mother-in-law when handing down the sentence. spingler was his primary care giver when his wife died in 2007. and residents attended. >> i wanted to see justice done. >> the da office wanted 3 to 23 months behind bars and will file a motion to have the sentencing reconsidered. the judge said he could not comment outside of court. spingler was convicted on two couldn'ts of indecent assault when he was caught twice by staff for fondling his mother-in-law. and said he did it for shock
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value not sexual aarouseal when his mother-in-law stop recognizing him. >> a little bit of time in jail would have sent a message that this would not be tolerated. >> luke clark is a commissioner and is disturbed about the case against the current board president, phil ahr he is charged with child porn yesterday. they inflicted a black eye on radnor and hopes the township can swiftly move past ahr's case. they gave him the close of business tomorrow to resign and the charges are filed. we'll see what happens. >> and both spingler and ahr have refused comment, i'm live in media, chad pradelli, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. new information is just in
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about an accident involving a school bus in newcastle this morning, 17 elementary school students were on board and several were taken to the hop for minor injuries. and a car turn nood the bus on memorial drive and the driver of car was cited for failing to yield for on coming traffic and expired tags. and three weeks after puerto rico was ravaged after hurricane maria. only 17% of residents have power and 64% have access to water. and the death toll is 44 but people like local elected officials and funeral home directors say that the number is actually much higher than that. a delegation of doctors from new jersey travelled to the island to assess the situation and see how they could best be helpfulful "action news" medical reporter and registered nurse ali gorman is with them and ali
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is fow back. what did you find. >> reporter: an eye opening experience for myself and the local health care providers i was traveling with. local hospitals in and near san juan got some electricity back and hospitals went weeks with limited supplies and are still struggling. >> dr. compose tells it like it is. since hurricane maria pounded puerto rico he is working 22 days straight inside of the emergency room. it sits just outside of san juan and the hospital flooded and medication is scarce and they are relying still on generators. >> they promise and promise and i have not seen everything they have promised. >> health care providers from care one and barnabus health are sending supplies and now
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gathering intel and planning future trips to offer more long-term assist an. >> roberto prats a lawyer organizing efforts says that much of the island remains without power and many in rural areas are scrounging for clean water and officials yesterday reported suspected cases of a potentially deadly bacterial enfiction linked to contaminated water. and said the area was already struggling and thousands of doctors left the island and the situation made a bad situation worse. >> we need specialists and we need obg and emergency doctors and supplies badly. >> family doctor baker who trained in puerto rico told us he was struck by the basic needs like medication and testing equipment that is still not being met.
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>> part of the role that we brought was bring home that knowledge and start as a team to start to bring back what is necessarily for the puerto rican people. >> and care one organized the trip and the next step is assembling and sending teams where they are needed most. >> the one thing that stood out to me. there is no woe is me attitude with the puerto rican people and very appreciatetive for the help. and they are determined to rebuild and rebuild better. >> they have recovered from hurricanes before but nothing like this. >> roberto says it's like nothing he has seen before. >> atlantic city mayor helped to cut the ribbon on the next phase of the boardwalk reconstruction and a new rock sea wall and a steel bulk head to protect nearby properties and the $60
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million project will extend the boardwalk to gardners basin. and coming up the college of new jersey is celebrating a brand new space to train the next generation of engineers and scientists. and jeff skversky is live with the preview of the eagles thursday night football game. >> reporter: hey jim, eagles trying to start 5-1 for the first time since 2014 and a tough challenge for the defense we'll talk about that coming up in sports. >> it's warm in charlotte but we have cooled off and we when down from the 80s to the 60s. and the afternoon temperatures only in the low 60s. i am tracking a surge of warmer air in time for your weekend. i'll have all the details in the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast. >> those stories and more when "action news" continues tonight. getting a cancer diagnosis is difficult.
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that is the sound of joy over first time homeownership. "habitat for humanity" unveiled five new properties in wilmington and turned over the keys to families and the site is called walnut ridge and has four other habitat homes. and they took the wraps off a new science facility from the college of knowledge today and there were proud faces in the crowd. nora muchanic was there. >> reporter: the college of new jersey is celebrating the new stem complex focusing on science, technology and engineering and math. the $76 million facility offers
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the latest in technology spaces to train the next generation of scientists. >> we can take our students and train them inside of the industry machine shop so they are prepared to go out and do mechanical engineering and it's set up to encourage collaboration and because of the size and culture of the institution, we can work across schools and disciplines in a way that other research institutions cannot. the college of new jersey is already considered a top school in the country for graduating engineering and chemistry students this is hands on. >> they are in laboratories creating new knowledge. >> like a band new building with lots of new equipment and i feel like i'm getting state of the art training. >> and the state contributed $40 million of money earmarked for
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projects. >> if we put our children and our young people in the position to have the skills they need they will be able to get a great paying job. the hope is that it will stop the so-called brain drain and go out of state to get top notch technology training. i'm nora muchanic, channel 6 "action news."
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tough task from the eagles with the carolina panthers. >> it's a great mid season match-up. the eagles and panthers are top teams in the conference both sit at 4-1. we are two hours away from kickoff in charles and we join jeff skversky live. >> reporter: hey ducis. it's out here in just a few minutes, where eagles defensive
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counc council fletcher cox will test his calf to see if he can give it a go. and he is officially listed as questionable. with or without him it's a tough test. they try to keep cam newton the quarterback from going 300 yards in three state games. the eagles had success against futon in the past and they have ten sacks and six interceptions and are confident they can get the former mvp tonight. >> he is a beast. we have seen him before. and nothing we can't handle. we have to make the plays we need to make and eliminate all the big plays. and that is it. that is the only way to contain him. >> very stingy defense and very opportunistic. they fly around and get to the ball. and you know, we have to stay on
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rhythm stay on schedule with a team like this. >> reporter: and here is eagles quarterback, carson wentz among the first eagles on the field for pregame warm-ups, he is set to make pregame warm-up throws in carolina. and the eagles are the highest scoring team in the first quarter, they get off to fast starts and they need one tonight. we are live in charlotte, jeff skversky "action news." cowboys running back ezekiel elliot is looking at a six game suspension. they ordered the lower court to suspend the suspension all together. it would not have him back until week 13 and would miss the game against the eagles on the 19th
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but more appeals are possible. if you question why the sixers gave joel embiid that huge contract he supplied confidence last night. that would be 22 points in 20 minutes of action and how about this stat. 14 of 18 from the free-throw line. this is his preseason debut. >> that is the opportunity i wanted. i want to help my team win, i didn't expect that. i am working hard all summer and didn't have a lot of time on the court. i feel like i am behind. >> the sixers final preseason game in tomorrow night in kansas city against the miami heat. and delmarva power making a donation to save lives, the utility company is donating carbon monoxide detecters to the
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department and boxes of brand new detecters were delivered this afternoon and they will be given out to homeowners in wilmington that need them. paulsboro's a very proud community.
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it's been on the decline with the closing of the refineries and there's no jobs in the community. if there's no jobs, there's no education, there's no food on the table. what's important is the children. steve sweeney... he fought for 'em. this is where he's from. steve sweeney's been here since the beginning. steve spearheaded the whole project and really brought it to fruition. it would've never been done without steve. it was a pride in building this port and then knowing that we're coming back.
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it did feel like fall today. >> it did and summertime come back for a time over the weekend. the action cam earlier today looking at the center city skyline, the view from the art museum step, a couple of breaks of sunshine north and keith posted this on my facebook page, a drone shot in doylestown at 5:40, did see some peeks of blue
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skies and sunshine. tomorrow is a cloudy day and sunshine for the secretary half of the weekend. and feeling like summer. saturday transition day mostly cloudy and a passing shower is possible and warming up to 76 degrees and if you like summer sunday is your day ahead of a cold front we warm up to 83 degrees and muggy and dew point in the 60s and evening showers with that cold front that will drop temperatures back into the 60s for early next week. right now though, you step outside and it's definitely cool. philadelphia 61 degrees, allentown the same and trenton 60 and cape may 63 and lancaster down to 59 degrees and feels cooler with the winds. the current wind speeds out of the northeast 18 miles per hour in philadelphia and cape may 21 and wind gusts up to 30 miles per hour and that is pulling in the the moisture. and we are stuck with it tonight.
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patchy drizzle and cloudy. and tomorrow the weather pattern is not changing and high pressure to the northeast and low pressure to the south and that brings us the wind tunnel effect. winds east-northeast and seasonably cool and lots of clouds with a few areas of drizzle. on saturday, that low pressure basically falls apart and we have a trough. a dip in the atmosphere that keeps the low level moisture in place and winds begin to shift out of the sound and warms up 76 degrees and ahead of that cold felon we get the warm and humid air on sunday. if you want to see fall follow yannarell it will be a good weekend to head to the poconos since the colors are starting to peak there and the turnpike does close north of the lehigh valley and north of the poconos friday evening at 9:00 stays closed until monday morning at 4:00 in the morning. good luck getting up there and the weather forecast for the
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poconos lots of clouds and drizzle on saturday and 69 degrees and warmer with a high of 75. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast stuck in the clouds and patchy drizzle tomorrow and 68 degrees and saturday temple homecoming and lots of clouds and 76 degrees and could have a passing shower. and then sunday a surge of warmth, it's 80 drink lots of water for the walk. and the bigger impact is the fact that it shifts the winds from the northwest that pulls down cooler drier air on monday and sunshine is back and 68 degrees and tuesday we have the fall chill and it comes with sunshine better than today. 66. and wednesday and thursday high pressure is in control of the weather loads of sunshine and temperatures pretty comfortable in the low 70s. it stays cloudy and cool tomorrow and warms up for the weekend looking beautiful.
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mcpherson square park in the kensington section of philadelphia got a whole will the greener, volunteers from t bank and organization called tree philly works to plant 20 new trees in the park part of the expansion for green spaces in low to moderate neighborhoods. world news tonight is next on channel 6. and "action news" continues at 10:00 on phl 17. with brian taff, sharrie williams and ducis rogers. and please join us for "action news" at 11:00 here on channel 6. for cecily tynan, ducis rogers and it's entire "action news" team i'm jim gardner we hope you'll join us for "action news" at 11:00.
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when you're a double-dipping like steve sweeney, it's important to maintain a certain... lifestyle. that's why sweeney spent over a hundred grand of his campaign funds on high-priced meals and other gifts. we're talking fine cigars, fancy watches, pricey restaurants, and expensive wines - all to charm the type of folks who helped him raise your taxes 145 times. too many in south jersey are struggling. but steve sweeney's looking out for himself, not for us.
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tonight, several breaking stories as we come on the air. the violent prison break unfolding right now. multiple prison employees targeted. schooled were put on lockdown. tonight, reports of injuries, a fire set. and several people rushed to the hospital. also breaking, the deadly wildfires. new evacuations. the line of cars. two major fires combining as one. and authorities with their new warning. just in tonight, a major development in the las vegas massacre. the hotel has just released a new timeline. what we're now learning about the hero security guard and when this massacre began. the american mother and her family held hostage for five years, freed by a terror group. brian ross standing by. president trump's chief of staff comes before the cameras, addressing reports of growing tension with the presi


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