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the sale and according to the company that won it, it looks like revel will stay a casino. it won the bid for $110 million, a far cry from the $2.4 billion it took to build it. the lawyers had to comment after the proceedings but revel president scott kreeger did. >> i am pleased with the outcome, it was a comprehensive and complete process. >> glen straub of florida was the initial bidder and called the auction unfair and said they did not notify him of competing bids as the process dragged on into the early morning hours. >> they had consultantses and
you can't have them on stan by all the time. he thought he would be the only bidder and no other bidder would show up. straub says he had $135 million to buy revel. but the judge said the sale was fair and just. >> he didn't put the money where his mouth was. >> when revel will open the door is unclear. we spoked with a spokesperson for revel and they said no comment. now a check of the accuweather forecast. we are expecting a storm later tonight. meteorologist, adam joseph is at the big board following the system with stormtracker 6 live double scan. >> this afternoon guys we have a couple of light showers west of the philadelphia, but philadelphia south and east, breaks of sun this afternoon but a healthy amount of cloud cover, as we look at double scan live,
you see a weak system coming through away from coatesville and oxford away from philadelphia. up the northeast extension into the lehigh valley. have you to hit the windshield wiper once or twice, it's barely dampening the ground. right now that low is just north of cincinnati. in the tennessee valley tornado watches are in affect and there will pivot to the north and west and we'll get heavy rain and a rumble of thunder but the severe weather will stay to the west and will not follow the system from the ohio valley. rain comes in overnight tonight and some thunderstorms, the heaviest between 2:00 and 4:00 a.m., when most of us are in dream land, that is a good
thing, also good news, it's offshore out of our region in time for tomorrow morning's rush hour, we'll talk more about the rest of the week and weekend, because we have an unsettled period coming up on friday into the weekend. >> thank you adam. stay on top of the changing forecast with the new 6abc.com, go to 6abc.com/weather for storm tracker 6 radar and the hourly and seven-day forecast, the latest video from our meteorologists. the chief executive of cooper health and his wife were remembered today. tributes poured in for joyce and john sheridan, the mystery of their death continues. nora muchanic is here from trenton with more on the emotional ceremony. >> exactly how the sheridans died is still a mystery but the
political elite came to trenton to pay their respects to this well known couple. the line to get in the memorial snaked down the steps and around the building as hundreds came to remember john and joyce sheridan who died at their home in skillman. among them were several former governors and politicos past and present in new jersey. >> john sheridan, was one of the all time great public servants, he gave himself to so many great causes. >> responsible for mfrp of the good things happening at cooper hospital especially the interaction between cooper hospital and cam didn't. >> he was a stated man and brought a level of dignity and respect tluts the state of new jersey to bear for the city of camden. >> cameras were not allowed inside where joyce sheridan was
remembered as a tough history teacher and john sheridan was called a visionary, in politics, before taking over the helm at cooper. >> he spent every minute of every day working hard to do something for the people living in the city to provide quality health care. >> the sheridans were found in their bedroom after a fire that was intentionally set. he died at home and she died at the hospital, but today the focus was on the lives they lived. >> my focus was on them as a couple. >> i loved the man, terrific person, a great family man, i'm just shocked by the whole thing. >> back live now, the somerset county prosecutors office says there is nothing new to report on the case and as they are remembered here today we are
still waiting for the answers of how this couple died and why. i'll have more at 6:00 now we are live in trenton, i'm nora muchanic, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. worldwide the ebola crisis develops. we are learning more about the nurse in spain, the first person infected with the disease outside of the country of africa. they say it's alarming showing how it can spread even in developed nations. she treated an infected priest that got sick in sierra leone. in dallas texas, thomas eric duncan is on an experimental drug but officials are certain that there will be no outbreak. in nebraska, it's unclear just
how doctors will treat american journalist, who is now at an isolation ward in omaha, the freelance camera plan contracted the virus in liberia maybe while cleaning an infected car. is there are measures to stop ebola here in the united states and 100 exmerits are in position to provide assistance in west africa. philadelphia mayor, michael nutter weighed in on the school reform commission's decision to cancel contracts. he gave support to the commission. the move not only cancels the contract with the teachers union but forces teachers to start paying health care premiums. the yearly cycle of uncertainty can't go on any longer according to mayor michael nutter.
>> they did what they needed to do to get desperately needed services back into our school. >> this action could save $50 million a year. and the mayor says it puts teachers in the same boat as other school unions that have already take and pay cuts. democratic challenger, tom wolf has a sizable lead over tom corbett. the 17 point margin is smaurl than what we have seen ore the past few months. the same poll showed wolf with a 24 point lead in november, the election day is november 4th, less than a month away. the final debate is tomorrow night in pittsburgh, you can see it live on our digital channel, 6.2 and we'll stream it live on our website at 6abc.com.
the u.s. department of veterans affairs fired four more officials including one if pennsylvania. the va is getting rid of executives in georgia, pennsylvania and washington, d.c., they cited allegations of neglected duty and conduct unbecoming. the investigation is over a month now for long wait times and cover ups in numerous of its facilities. an absolute nose dive on wall street, the dow dropped 272 points and the nasdaq down 70 and the s&p fell 30. and they are reacting to news out of europe to cut their global forecast. americans are expected to spend more money this holiday shopping season. they are projecting sales will rise 4. 1% in november and
december, if that happens it will be the high of the spending in three years, they will still need a lot of promotions and sales to lure shoppers in. wages have not gone up. meaning people don't necessarily have more money to spend in years past. amazon is fashion facing a major tax investigation in europe. they believe they are getting help from lux enburg for a decade. if that is true, amazon will have to pay the taxes it avoided. apple, starbucks and fiat is under similar investigations throughout europe. time now for a look at the "action news" traver report. lets check in with matt pellman in the traffic center. >> sort of a jungle as you head home but it could be worse, watching building vol here on the westbound lanes of 422 and
the okays s interchange, and t are open as you head towards phoenixville this afternoon. in northern buck county a crash at 263, and on the big picture normal afternoon delays on the schuylkill as well as 95 northbound side by the betsy ross bridge just 9 miles per hour. and a crash in the southbound lanes past the black horse pike and a crash to avoid in southhampton county, by the municipal court and mount laurel, a water main break this afternoon. so mount laurel road northbound is shut down from north view to fepheasan pheasant drive. and a good ride or the a.c. expressways, you don't have to pay the tolls and the speeds are in the 60s. lets grab the ipad and do the
commuter report on this tuesday afternoon. one friend is out and about in harleysville, on main street you'll find wet conditions and you'll find road kill on the road. some yucky things to watch out for. >> did adam say yum. >> he is kidding. >> ew. >> thank you matt. a plot of land in philadelphia that went unused is serving to purposes for one community. rick williams is in the newsroom with a story. >> what if there was a way to keep the schuylkill river clean and provide kids with a safe place to play at the same time. now what was once an empty plot of land is now a multiuse facility for the community there. a big ribbon cutting and how it will help the citizens and keep other parts of philadelphia clean as well.
we'll have more at 5:00. >> rick, thank you. tonight on "action news" it's another special edition of our series, jim gardner one on your. tonight he talks to jim gardner about the struggles in atlantic city. he knew it was time to get out when pennsylvania got into the casino business. >> it was interesting, we looked at the old clips where analysts say it won't affect atlantic city. >> low can it not when 35% to 40% of your market will go 30 minutes instead of an hour. and it had a huge affect. >> can you see the interview with jim and donald trump and the backside of donald's head. don't miss part two on "action news" at 11:00. it will be intriguing. just made the observation. >> you rarely see the back of his head. that is all i'm saying. plus, hands free system is
suppose to make it easy to keep your eyes on the road, we have the answers coming up. go to facebook and like the 6 abc page, and can you have access to all the stories we are following and the best and most current viral videos gorks to 6abc.com/"action news" and click on the like box. make sure are you getting
it is time now for the accuweather forecast. changes are coming. >> lets go live to adam joseph, who is tracking all of that. >> it's a win win because we need the rain and it comes when most ofrous in bed overnight. most of the area is dry and we are tracking a couple of sprinkles north of philadelphia and north of montgomery county and northern buck county and the lehigh valley, and north of easton and i-78, all of this is
extremely light and lifting away and this area will soon be in the dry and we are awaiting the next round, a more steady rain that could even bring gusty thunderstorms after midnight. where we see the cloud cover and some rain drops is quite cool, with temperatures in the mid-60s north and west and then you can see the warmer colors here in millville and dover where temperatures are in the 70s including beach haven, where there is sunshine. there is brilliant sun and clouds filter in, there is rotisserie in the atmosphere, like the atmosphere ate its wheaties and is pushing through. and then a system in the ohio valley bringing tornado watches in ohio and virginia, the good thing is as it pushes through it could bring instability but the
good news is it stays out off you are region. we see the downpours and thunderstorms erupt near lancaster, by 11:00 they could be rolling through the region and if you are on twitter, follow me because i'll be updating if we have the thunderstorms passing through and 1:00 in the morning we'll have thunderstorms and by 3:00 in the morning we'll start to clear the sky west of philadelphia and cloudy and rainy to the east and morning rush at 7:30, most of the area will see the sunshine and dry roads as we head out midweek. it's kind of important when the rain and clouds appear, we have a total lunar eclipse tonight or early tomorrow morning, it starts at 4:56 a.m., that is when the shading starts and 6:25, totality and 7:09 the sun starts to rise and the moon
sets. if you are not up typically that early, don't set your alarm, because who knows if it will occur because of clouds. showers and the rumble of thunder tonight with temperatures of 50s and 60s, and your four day at 4:00 it's bright tomorrow with wind of 15 degrees and bright on thursday of 66, a lot of clouds and showers coming in late friday at 64 degrees, rain could linger into the weekend, for saturday cool and 64. we'll have the rest of the seven day coming up guys. >> with newborn babies, you and i will be up. if there is something to see we'll take pictures of it. >> the buzz is coming up n.e >> the star of disney's new film, alexander and the terrible, horrible, no good bad day, is visiting us in the
it's time for the buzz, last night the stars walked the red carpet for the premiere of alexander's terrible, no good, horrible bad day. the teen star, ed oxenbold visited us here in the studios to talk about the much buzzed about family film. >> everything that can go wrong goes wrong and something that is not that bad turns into something catastrophic. >> but for alexander's family -- >> it comes through they have the day from hell the next day, at 13 years old, this is ed
oxenbold's first feature film and leading role. of the 500 tapes ed's was the one that stood out. >> stop, stop, stop, i like him. there was something so genuine and funny. he is the perfect underdog. for ed, it was his best day ever. >> one morning before school i got the call and it was miguel and he said do you want to do it. >> he is next to jennifer garner and -- and he was here shooting a film, and it's a great location and great cast, but just working with them were fantastic, very disappearance with alexander was big and that was an indy, low budget.
>> alexander is out on friday and disney is the parent company of abc 6. >> he came over and it was the first snowball fight they have had in a while. this winter was pretty rough. >> how long did you say he was? >> 13. >> incredibly mature. >> still to come an anonymous threat, with details on the social media message that brought police to a college campus.
"action news" continues with meteorologist, adam joseph, alicia vitarelli, shirleen with allicot, and brian taff. >> hello again, 4:30 and "action news" continues with the big talker, backtrack, what mens health is apologizing for about women in sports. and after nude photos leaked online, jennifer lawrence is breaking her science, why she says the hack shouldn't be called a scandal. and it's over for a new jersey football team, what caused state officials to sack the entire state championship team. and now a social media threat against a college in
delaware county. he thought it would remain anonymous but he was wrong. sara bloomquist is live now at widener university with details on what was said and how it was traced. >> reporter: well, a 20-year-old from lodi, new jersey, a freshman here at widener is in police custody at this hour, facing charges, including terroristic threats and harassment. they sell "action news" that the student posted a threat on social media this morning, he was tracked down and pulled out of class and arrested. this morning students here at widener university, received a text alert from officials warning them that police were investigating a threat to the main campus, posted on an app called yik yack. >> i don't have a yik yack but heard about it and was very nervous for it.
>> the person that posted the expletive filled message said he would shoot everybody he hates who bully him every day, and referred to other mass shootings including columbine. >> when i saw that it was scary because they referenced other massive school shootings. >> the district attorney's office put a team of forensic analysts to work immediately and traced an ip address to a campus computer linked to a student's cell phone, that student was removed from class and take and into custody. >> he did break down and confess that he did post the threatening message to the university population. >> yik yack touts itself you can post anonymous messages only to be seen by people in a certain
radius. >> this is very serious business now, if you make a threat to an institution or to an individual even, we are going to respond rapidly. >> everybody in our generation knows nothing is anonymous, i don't know what the kid was thinking. >> the campus was never put on lockdown, and classes went on as normal. and authorities don't believe the student had weapons or access to weapons at any point. we learned the student say criminal justice major and is facing criminal justin charges at the university. i'm sara bloomquist, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. philadelphia police are asking for the public's health finding a woman accused of brutally beating another woman at a west oak lane bar, this is surveillance video from whispers bar on october 1 s the suspect
comes up behind the 23-year-old victim and starts punching her in the head and body and takes a pint glass and hits her in the eye. a man on trial for a montgomery county double murder, says he only confessed to the crime because police threatened his family. he is accused of kidnapping san very vena after killing her grandmother. he is represented himself and claims two other men, actually killed the family, he also maintains that his video taped confession here was only made because police threatened to arrest his then pregnant wife. police in upper darby are warning residents living in the stone hurst section that strikes
when people are sleeping. michael chitwood says homes have been broken into from 2:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. in the morning, through open windows. in one incident the suspect stole a cell phone off a sleeping man's chest. if have you information on the burglary spree, call upper darby police. >> a fund raise ser held to help a family of a little girl that was nearly mauled to death by a pit bull in delaware. emily ruckle faces more surgery and extensive plastic surge after a pit bull attacked her in her home in newark. her 15-year-old stepsister beat the dog to get him off the young girl. they are holding a fundraiser to pay for emily's medical expenses, the friends of family comedy show is held at the executive ba
executive banquet from 9:00 until 11:00. we know that texting and driving or talking on your cell phone can be dangerous, but what if hands free technology aimed to keep drivers safer is actually worse. there is a new report out say that hand its free technology can increase driver distraction. handed free technology is suppose to keep you focused on the road but a new aaa report claims these products offered by car and cell phone makers can increase driver's mental distraction. >> some of these voice based technologies are stealing attention from drivers. they tested voice act valted systems from six auto makers, specifically evaluated two of the most popular commands. first changing the music.
>> play cd -- >> and the second voice dialing. >> call john doe -- >> researchers found that the less accurate the system the more distracted the driver, on a five point scale, toyota's was the least distracting, earning the lowest cognitive distraction score of 1.7, that is the same mental distraction as listening to a book on tape. the most distracting among those tested is chevrolet's system. they tell abc's news that it's no correlation to increase crash risk. >> if you have an i fon and you are wondering about siri, aaa looked at siri and found that searching social media and apps, without your hands and eyes was more distracting than any of
those incar activation systems. they say they have products that aaa did not test that minimizes the distractions. but maybe use common sense and save texting and web surfing for when the car is in park. one of the philadelphia's finest went undercover, detective joe murray, known on social media as ppd joe murray, he took over the twitter account of federal donuts, asking people to stop in and say hello. and i mean this, hi, are you close by, don't make me come with s.w.a.t. to get you. and while it was all in good fun, these two donuts got the raw end of the deal. if you are not following ppd joe murray on twitter you are missing out on something
special. >> a great sense of humaner. >> you got to love that. a couple of showers in the area, looking at sky 6 hd right now with philadelphia and camden in the shot, a lot of clouds upstairs but a little bit of blue hoping up above the ben franklin bridge and the dew point is 51 and the west-southwestly winds at 8:00 power. stormtracker 6 live double scan shows the northwestern suburbs show showers that snuck in this afternoon. as we take a wider look at the ohio valley, that is the heart of the system passing through tonight and early tomorrow morning. all the boxes underneath the radar in west virginia are tornado watches and the system has a lot of energy with it. we won't see severe weather and gusty thunderstorms that jolt you out of bed. we'll time it on future tracker and how quickly the rain drys
out for the morning rush. >> thank you. this reminder of course, can you get access to live radar conditions no matter where you are any time of day, download our free 6 abc storm tracker app, it's available right now for your apple or android device. hundreds of senior citizens grooved their way down boathouse road thanks to the mummer's string band. ♪ ♪ the action cam was this forever the one mile health awareness march known as the senior strut. the event is intended to get older seniors involved in walking and they were offered free health screenings and lrned healthy cooking tips. still ahead, big talkers, why mens health is apologizing for saying that women care more about story lines than stats when it comes to sports.
football season is already over for one central new jersey high schools after alligatioega of hazing.ne central new jersey the season is canceled due to harassment and bullying by its players. they are so severe that middlesex prosecutors are handling the investigation. the sayerville high school football team have won three state championships in four years. a lawsuit is filed in wadena, minnesota after the city passed a no barking rule. from 5:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m., they are not allowed to bark in
a commercial zone but the humane society is located in a commercial zone, and they feel it's inhumane, and they are asking for $50,000 in damages. now the big talkers, the first time since nude photos of jennifer lawrence were released after hacked. she says this is more than a scandal but a sex crime, lawrence the star most affected by the hack, she said vanity fair she was afraid and called it a sexual violation and that the law needs to be changed and anyone that searched for the peck tours and looked at them should cower in shame saying you are per pet youating a sexual offense. and how to talk about sports
with women, it suggests that women cared more about story lines than stats. the post was written by a woman but social media was on fire saying that lady dozen care about sports. and they said apologies, it missed the mark and the negative feedback is justified. they deleted the story and said it was not meant to suggest that women are inferior in any way in sports or anything else but we are sorry it did. a big about face there. finally, it's called the loving arm of the law, a kind hearted cop in michigan. this led to an act of compassion. this is officer hall, responding to a car riding with a child not in a car seat. she admitted to being wrong but
had fall and on hard times and could not afford one, she met her at a nearby wal-mart and bought her one. >> a ticket did not solve the situation, the solution is a child seat. >> he really didn't have to do that, i am at a loss for words. >> she will pay the kindness forward when she gets back on her feet. great work on the part of that cop. >> love to hear stories like that. lets get another check of the roads right now. matt pellman is in the traffic center with more. >> we would like to boost the speeds in a few spots, but they are not looking terrible on east garden street. slow from montgomery to this point in spring garden to the schuylkill, it remains closed for the widening project there and during the overnights they
are doing the westbound work in conjunction with this project. starting at 10:00. something to watch out later on. on 95 just normal northbound slowing into the northeast, and here is something abnormal on the pan turnpike, eastbound side past the fort washington interchange, a crash taking out the left lane, giving you speeds of 30 in willow grove, on the northbound side approaching the great egg tolls, taking out the right lane, and speaking of tolls you are toll free on the a.c. side of the a.c. expressway, they are not collect that money through midnight ton and each tuesday in october but westbound on the 42 freeway, expect slow speeds because of police activity in that area. we'll check it again coming up in the 5:00 hour. >> thank you matt. of course meteorologist, adam
joseph is back with the with tom corbett, things keep getting worse. september 16th. budget deficits
force pennsylvania to borrow $1.5 billion dollars just to keep the lights on. three days later, pennsylvania's unemployment rate goes up for the second straight month. under tom corbett, we've fallen from 9th to 47th in job creation. and on september 25th, pennsylvania's credit is downgraded for the fifth time in two years. why would we give tom corbett four more years?
meteorologist, adam joseph with the accuweather forecast, clouds give way to a little bit of rain. there is much needed rain
overnight. when you see the rumble of thunder and flashes of rain overnight. the kids come in and jump in the bed with you, i'm forewarning you. >> could be a rough night. >> we look at the action cam on the banks of schuylkill river, there is the girard bridge and a lot of gray upstairs today and even a few sprinkles at times. as we look at stormtracker 6 live double scan, any of the sprinkles that fell in the north western suburbs are really
beginning to move out and fall apart. they are lingering, quakertown north of 309, and northampton county and here, any of these very light showers begin to evaporate. as we look at the numbers and clouds, mid-60s ranges and a little warmer south and east where we didn't have showers throughout the day today. and more in the way of sun and 71 in millville and dover now coming in at 73 degrees, satellite and radar, energetic atmosphere. everything is pinwheeling around and a large low around central and lower canada, this has energy enough to spawn a tornado watch in the ohio valley, we won't see severe watches overnight ton but we could see downpours developing after 9:00 in the western suburbs showing this on future tracker 6 right around midnight, could be downpours passing through even
the rumble of thunder, that continues through 4:00 in the morning and cloudy east of the philadelphia and beginning to dry to the west in time for tomorrow morning's rush hour. we have the sunshine back in full force, fast moving showers and downpours, could be embedded downpours and thunderstorms as well, some of those thunderstorms and isolated wind gusts, of over 40 miles per hour. as this low barrels its way to the north and east, high pressure is coming in from the west and the wind tunnel affect from the two pressure certaseas, wind from the north northwest through the the day of nearly 30 miles per hour. tonight it's breezy and mild and the downpour and showers and even the rumble of thunder develops closer to midnight and thereafter. 64 for the overnight low and the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, bright and windy on
wednesday and 73 and breezy and cooler and sunny on thursday of 66, another wet day comes friday and showers especially later on in the day at 64, that rain could linger into the beginning half of the day on saturday, hopefully it will dry out saturday afternoon of 64 and looking good on sunday, at 63 and then damp and dreary on monday of 70 degrees and comfortably warm on tuesday. finally we start to see perioded of much needed rain and the possibility of thunderstorms overnight ton and follow me on twitter. i always update information there, and like to reviewer pictures of storms that pass through your neighborhood as well. >> thank you adam. saving with the 6 abc is coming up next. this is ceo tom macarthur's world.
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"action news" delaware valley's leading news program. with jaime apody, meteorologist, cecily tynan, rick williams and monica malpass. stormtracker 6 live double scan tracking a system that will dampen any evening plans tonight. fast moving downpours roll into our area and could bring powerful wind gusts as well. it is tuesday night and the big story on "action news" is the cluster of storms that will bring rain to much of our area. >> tonight we get a better idea when that rain will hit and clear out. looking outside at philadelphia international airport overcast as you can see. we could see the showers before the sunsets. meteorologist, cecily tynan, is at is the "action news" big board with the latest from stormtracker 6 live double scan. >> we have a few light showers around now, the main impact of the storm system is late tonight
through the overnight hours. they have a few light showers, in buck county and lehigh county. they are all moving to the north and that is not a big deal. the wider view showing we have a powerful storm system moving through the ohio valley, this is where they have tornado warnings posted. i don't expect tornadoes locally but as it moves through it will be pulling down the high winds from the atmosphere. we have a chance of gusty thunderstorms in the overnight hours. at 2:30 in the morning you can see the vigorous line of thunderstorms along the i-95 corridor, the north and west serbs could get showers as early as 10:00 tonight. the main impact is overnight so don't be surprised if you wake up with a rumble of thunder in the wee hours of the morning. this is a fast moving system and by 9:00 it's well offshore and