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hospital at the university of pennsylvania for treatment. you can imagine the traffic on martin luther king drive is stopped. and please avoid this area if your headed out right now. other news tonight, three children are hospitalized with what would be the enterovirus d68. children's hospital of philadelphia alerted the c.d.c. that the patients are suffering with muscle weakness in their littles and their mri's show spinal changes. further testing is now being done. ali gorman is live with more. ali? >> and monica, this the c.d.c. has been asking health care providers to be on the look out for patients with that criteria. now there are three at the children's hospital. the question is why? dr. bandwell is chief of neurology at the children's hospital. she says what they've reported
to the c.d.c., three children with sudden muscle weakness to one or more littles with changes in the spine is concerning. >> we may normally see three to eight children over the course of 12 months. to see three in a short timeframe is unusual and that's what the other centers are seeing as well. >> other centers are also seeing mri images like this one. >> this is bigger than it should be. it is swollen. >> the doctor points out inflorida may go in the gray matter of the spinal cord, the area that controls movement. the question, is enterovirus d68 to blame? the virus seen in more than 40 states and linked to four deaths. 11 year old brian from dallas, texas was healthy and now can barely speak, unable to lift his right arm. he tested positive for an enterovirus virus. we don't know yet if it is the
d68 strain. dr. banwell says we don't know yet if the children will regain their strength. >> i think the long-term outcome for these patients is still very much up in the air. >> prevention is key. >> hand washing, hand hygiene, using hand sanitizers when appropriate. not going to visit people who are sick with respiratory or other infections. the common sense things we want people to do every year. >> the three children here at the children's hospital are tested for enterovirus d68. we don't know when the results will be ready. across the country children with that sudden weakness, some tested positive for enterovirus d68, others did not. so there are still a lot of questions to be answered. reporting live in university service, ali gorman for channel 6 "action news." >> we will follow the enterovirus outbreaks on 6abc.com and alert you to any update.
details about the signs and symptoms are enterovirus. and you can see our feature on six things you need to know about enterovirus. a patient who traveled to nigeria now being treated for ebola-like symptoms at a washington, d.c. hospital. out of caution the patient is isolated, but health officials say it is not yet a confirmed case of ebola. in dallas, texas a hazmat team recovering items including a car from the complex where the liberian man affected with ebola stayed. four family members are moved to an undisclosed location and are under confinement. and the centers for disease control are taking daily checks on some 50 people who came into contact with thomas duncan. international aid and manpower is trickling in, but they say those in the country are ready and willing to fight the ebola outbreak but just need supplies
and training. >> these people are willing to bury the bodies. >> the former congresswoman on message today via phone and shooting a public service spot in front of a green screen. a fundraising pitch for a foundation she founded. >> we have never done this before. we are reaching out to the communities. >> for money to deal with the fall-out of the ebola outbreak in liberia. massive outside help on the way, but as headlines suggest it is slow at arriving. saying in seven years trained thousands are women and are given tools. >> they are calling us every day. some of them crying saying we can do this. >> we talked via skype with a wci staffer in line -- liberia saying the government is
overwhelmed. >> and waiting for them to come and carry the bodies. >> and saying the community must step in and save itself, needing training, vehicles, protective masks and bleach. >> and we need chlorine to disinfect the bodies and the wounds. >> and no doubt that outside help will arrive, but now says that the women's campaign international is there with local people who are trusted. >> the women are reaching out to us saying we need it now. people are dying now. >> john rawlins, channel 6 "action news." and "world news with david muir" has more next on channel 6. get ready for a wet saturday morning. sky 6 hd looking live at penns landing. gray skies are up above. no sunshine in sight. accuweather says clouds rolled in and rain will follow.
and enough precipitation for any outside plans you have. and the second half of the weekend looking better and cecily tynan with more. >> the second half of the weekend will be a lot drier but also a lot colder. the reason why, there is a very strong cold front. this is moving through the midwest. and last night this was associated with severe weather, damaging winds and even tornadoes. now just a shadow of his former self. as close to us as central pennsylvania, they are advancing to the east. behind this system, what a difference. ahead of it we have temperatures in the 70s and 60s. behind it generally the 40s and 50s. and that colder air mass moving in right in time for sunday morning. first we have to get through the rain. future track her showing 9:30 tonight, heading out, a friday night you can believe the umbrellas at home, the rain is not moving in until midnight in the western suburbs. but tomorrow morning, 7:00 in the morning the rain here,
perhaps even some thunderstorms. the good news is, it will be pulling out quickly for saturday afternoon. this is what to expect. thes showers moving in late tonight, a wet saturday morning. generally a quarter inch to a half inch. sunshine back by the afternoon. then get ready for a one-day shot of very chilly air and i will talk about that in the accuweather seven-day forecast. >> thank you, cecily. today marks three weeks since the deadly ambush on troopers at the blooming grove barracks. this afternoon investigators gave an update on the 21-day search for the suspect, eric frein. i am -- images of gear they think he was forced to leave in the poconos. packbacks, food and ammunition. they believe he is running out of food and may seek shelter at nearby cabins. the defense now has the case in a double murder trial involving a baby and her grandmother in montgomery county. the accused is representing
himself. ak "action news" reporter has the news. >> raghunandan yandamuri's fate in his own hands, but his words landed him here in the first place. >> we had his own words and a signed statement. and we have his own words from the video he agreed to do with detectives. >> the video he demonstrates how he did it. accused of kidnapping and killing saanvi venna and killing her grandmother. he planned to random the baby to payoff gambling debts. and he left notes from his computer and confessed and led them to the bead -- body of the baby saanvi. and they used his confession again, in it he told detectives where he hid jewelry stolen from the grandmother. they said it was behind a vending machine in his office
and that's where they later found it. and yandamuri since recanted claiming he was forced to participate in the kidnapping scheme by two strangers. steven heckman his court-appointed lawyer. >> all we know are the names of matt and josh. and that's what he told, mentioned in his opening and i think that's what he will pursue in this case. >> how do these two strangers come into his life? >> i don't know. i'm sure he'll explain that on monday. >> yandamuri getting advice from two lawyers but doing all the talking in court. detectives, who received desperately for baby saanvi hoping to fin her alive, now cross-examined by the accused killer. it is a gut-wrenching case for everyone involved, including the jurors, some seen crying at times. >> the one person it does not steam difficult on is the defendant who has not shown remorse through the proceeding.
>> and monday he will take the stand to tell his version of how it happened. a ceremony in new jersey. taking time to thanks agencies who allowed their officers to serve their community and their communities. and organizers say it is important to recognize those who value military service. montgomery county students lend a hand to help end hunger around the world. and the eagles get candid about flaws they need to improve against the rams sunday. those stories and more when "action news" continues tonight.
>> part of a wall fell here at mercy hospital in west philadelphia this morning. fortunately the building did not crumble under any walkways. no one was hurt and operations were not affected. a structural engineer was called in to determine the cause and make sure it is con taped. new at 6:00. a group "stop hunger now" working to stop hunger around the world. and these students in montgomery county offered a helping hand. >> they poured, they scooped, they sealed. 20,000 meals packed in two hours at the academy, all to help the hungry. >> it helps us reach out to people in need. because we have so much, it just helps to give back to the world we live in. >> i feel really special and merciful and that goes along with the theme of our school. >> the meals for the international relief agency,
stop hunger now. rice, so i, vegetables and flavoring mix, the food funneled into bags and each holds six meals. 160 students and teachesers set up assembly line style to be efficient. >> trying two keep it as organize gd -- organized as possible. >> it has the nutrients, for some it is the only meal of the day. >> each weighed, sealed, counted and boxed. students raised $5800 through dress-down days and a walk-a-thon to put toward the effort. >> dealing with a global problem opens their eyes to what is happening in the world. and some of the major problems that need to be solved. >> stop hunger now works in 65 different countries, so the meals can be sent all over the world. it really depends on where the
>> eagles and rams sunday, how they are prepping to get it going. >> prepping with one big name out. linebacker kendrick ruled out of sunday's game of the third straight game list. and boykin questionable with a hamstring issue. is the glass half full or half empty? the eagles at a 3-1 mark, but they did not look good sunday in the loss to san francisco the birds tell us regardless of nature records there are areas to prove. >> when you think you are where you need to be the bottom will fall automatout. we are critical of ourselves and trying to do well. >> it is a marathon, not a sprint. obviously working through some
things offensively and some things defensively and trying to get better. >> sunday morning joining you live wherever the link for the eagles gameday kickoff. and 11:35 that night a complete wrap-up on eagles game-day final. despite an report elsewhere phillies saying no change of openership. and removing cancer from his jaw bone, and they say that john middleton, the ownership group was trying to buy out others. and they say that his leave is medical. over the live of the phillies partnership no one entity or family owned a majority of partnerships and do not foresee this changing in the future. the flyers open the season wednesday at boston. on the way to beantown they spend the weekend on cape cod
for team binding activities. jamie apody with more. >> starting the season wednesday in boston the flyers taking a few days to do something even more important than hockey, bond as a team. >> i am excited to do something together. and i love this part of trips. because we have so much laugh and such a good time, that. >> the guys boarded a flight to cape cod. >> by the time you get to spent time with your teammates like that, and the team getting closer and getting to know some of the new players. and a few days you get a little tired of some guys, but that's all part of it. >> the flyers have done something like this in the past and say time outdoors can make a difference on the ice. >> it is a good way of getting close to each other. and it is a good way of starting a new season.
>> among the activities you have planned for the trip, deep-sea fishing and paintball. and up would think that firing the public is like firing paintball. >> i am a rookie at this, so i am pretty nervous. >> any skill as a goaltender that can help with you paintball? >> not a chance. aside me wanting to get hit with things, notify skill out whether whatsoev whatsoever. >> a little fun before the season. >> thank you. and young flyers in tell wear county with a surprise. and showing up to shoot publication with the opportunities, kelly took over publication with the opportunities, kelly took over gym class showing them how it is ♪ this flu season... remember this. your immune system doesn't work the way it did
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past four years pennsylvania has gone from 9th to 47th in job creation.
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>> time for weather. going to get wet and then cool later. let's check out the weekend. >> a soggy start, but sunny but cool finish to the weekend. showing the rain is not here yet. well west of harrisburg but taking a good six hours before it starts to move into our region. and the action cam hanging out today looking up a the a mixture of clouds and sunshine. temperatures about where they should be this time of the year. just a little bit on the warm side. our morning low 59 degrees. 6 degrees above normal. afternoon high, 72. 1 degree above normal. it can get warm in early october and can get very cold. the record high 90 set in 1919. the record low, all the way down to 33 set back in 1974. we will get chilly on sunday
morning. not quite that low, but temperatures in some suburbs could drop into the upper 30s. philadelphia 68 degrees. allentown 68. and satellite 6 and action radar showing clouds advance ahead after cold front that fortunately for us has lost a lot of its mojo. now it is really just rain, but it will unfortunately put a damper on our saturday morning. midnight tonight, when the clouds are here, showers in the western suburbs. you wake up tomorrow 6:00 in the morning, we do have some pockets of steady rain and perhaps a rumble of thunder. still here around 10:00. then by lunchtime everything clears out. by 3:00 the sunshine is back. it should be a pretty nice afternoon. it will be breezy.
but look at what happens sunday morning. sunday morning at 7:00, 44 degrees in philadelphia. allentown 38. lancaster 37 degrees. there will be a november-like chill in the air all day on sunday. and even in the afternoon. temperatures not in the 70s, only about 62 degrees. lots of sunshine and with high pressure beginning to build in, it will be a very windy afternoon. so if you are heading to the eagles' game at the link, i suggest you wear a jacket. bundle up. lots of sunshine, but a cool breeze. the kickoff 60 degrees. by fourth quarter 62 degrees. it will be chilly, but it will be sunny though. really pretty nice football weather. the call from accuweather tonight, a clouds up and the rain moving in. generally ask the midnight mour. 59 degrees in the suburbs, 61 for center city with paul the clouds cover and winds out of the southeast. if really won't get all that cold tonight, getting cold tomorrow night though. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast transition day.
morning rain tomorrow again around lunchtime it all clears out. sunshine back for the afternoon. so the birthday parties and weddings, all viewers are asking about, should be fine it will be on the breezy side. 72 the afternoon high. temperatures drop a full 10 degrees sunday after morning lows in the 40s and 30s. afternoon high only 62 degrees. loads ever sunshine but breezy. if you don't like it quite that cool, wait a day. by monday we rebound very nicely, up to 70 degrees. lots of sunshine. it will be seasonable. on tuesday, decent day, clouds and some sunshine. 74 degrees. but some showers will be moving in on tuesday night into wednesday morning. then breezy. not too cool behind that system, 74 degrees. thursday, mixture of sun and clouds and a high of 72. and friday, friday the pick of the week next week. mostly sunny and mild with a high of 76 degrees. so somewhat soggy tomorrow morning and then a chill in the air. but again, it only lasts for one
day. >> thank you, cecily, sounds good. and finally, a major supermarket chain making an investment in a bucks county community. shoprite presented a check to the rescue quad, going towards body armor and training. and smaller organizations including the senior center with checks as well $1,000 apiece and planning to use it for a community garden, very nice. and "world news with david muir" is next on channel 6 and "action news" continues at 10:00 on pfl 17 with brian taff, shirleen allicot, ducis rodgers. and for the entire "action news" team i'm monica malpass. have a great night. ♪