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hotel. brookfield is no stranger to gambling they think they can make it work. >> they own the hard rock in vegas and the atlantis in the bahamas. they say they got this for a deal. but it's not done, there are a lot of moving parts and could take a couple of months but it appears that revel will stay a casino. brookfield is now the owner of revel. >> i am pleased and i think the judge made the right decision, it's a good day for revel and good day for atlantic city. >> but not for florida investor, glen straub, he says he would pay $135 million, he was the initial bidder at 90 million and he testified he was not notified of competing bids and could not
reach his accountants. >> they had consultants and i had the right to have my consulta consultants, you can't have them on stand by. >> we had $135 million set aside to bid that amount in a fair and open proceeding that is not what we had. >> they called straub a disgruntled losing bidder. >> brookfield had no comment, they said they will try to reopen revel as a casino and when that may happen is unclear. should the purchase fall through they will be on the sidelines, waiting. >> there are reasons to believe that the closing isn't necessarily going to happen, if it doesn't happen my client remains the backup bidder. >> a new jersey casino control commission issued the statement, it welcomes brookfield and will
work exditionally on any licensing. mayor michael nutter is standing by the school reform commission's decision to cancel the philadelphia contract of the philadelphia teachers. they will be asked to contribute to their health coverage, they say that the move will save $54 million in the first year alone. >> i am please that dr. hite is choosing to invest these dollars back into the classrooms, our schools and principals will have a great deal to say how this reinvestment will be used in their buildings. the teachers are bargaining for a new contract for to years with no pay raise, 5,000 staffers have been laid off and 32 schools have been closed. a widener university freshman is in custody after police say he made a threat
against the school. lewis vela, a 20-year-old from lodi, knowledge, posted a message to yik yak, a social media app. they investigators traced his address. today family, friends and public officials and other dignitaries, horned the lives of john and joyce sheridan at the war memorial in trenton. the cooper health system ceo and his wife died september 27th in a fire that authorities say were intensely set. live at the war memorial is new jersey correspondent nora muchanic. >> five current or former governors attended the memorial, attesting to the respect that john sheridan earned. we are waiting for details on what caused their deaths, this
is a dedication to a couple that changed so many lives. >> this is a giant that did a lot for the state of new jersey, it's a sad day. >> president steve sweeney was among the political elite that lined up to pay their respects to cooper health systems ceo, john sheridan and his wife joyce a retired stever, the couple died after a fire in their skillman home. authorities have not said exactly how they died. >> he was a supporter of mine since the very beginning someone i would turn to for sage counseling and advice. >> today's memorial was closed to cameras, the sheridans leave behind four young sons, they were you'eulogyized by friends family. >> they kept you in stitches all the time, you never knew what
would come out of joyce's mouth. >> he was a statedman and he brought dignity and a wealth of resources. >> john serves a commissioner the kaine administration and other government jobs and is credited with leading the expansion at cooper hospital in camden. >> he spent every minute of every day working hard to bring the people of the city quality health care and great cults to south jersey. >> now john remembered as a thoughtful public servant and joyce a teacher and mom. they had no new information to release on how the sheridans died and why. i'm nora muchanic, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you nora. delaware state troopers arrested a mother today after they say that her 4-year-old child brought heroin to the
selbiville day care. 249 bags of heroin were in a backpack given to the girl by her mother, the girl thought it was candy and started handing it out to classmates. hull faces drug charges and endangering the welfare of a child. the 4-year-old and two other children are in the custody of a relative. homeowners in upper darby are put on alert for a burglary spree. chief michael chitwood says the man broke into five homes since september 20th, he broke in again and stole a cell phone off a sleeping victim's chest. each time the thief got in through a window, they hope to get forensic evidence off a crowbar left at a hom. a batch of marijuana laced with heroin is going around. the drug known as k2, has led to
55 emergency room visits in the last three weeks and half of those happened within of the last seven days. side effects include hallucinations and seizures and violence behavior. tonight on "action news" at 11:00 we continue our one-on-one series with donald trump, most of our conversation focuses on atlantic city. he left after his third bankruptcy filing in 2009. the question is would he come back? >> how are you? >> trump said that under the right circumstances he would consider getting back into atlantic city. he obviously has a chance to buy low, but will there be a chance one day to sell high? saturday atlantic city have a future. >> if you were king of atlantic city, what would be your survival strategy? >> atlantic city has to
renegotiate its debt and make everybody's taxes way down. it's crazy. atlantic city is becoming valueless and they are raising taxes, its okay to raise taxes in new york city, but the buildings goup in value, these buildings like the building we are in goes up in value and has every year since i owned it. it's amazing. but it's one thing to raise taxes when it's going up but another when it plummeting. these buildings that cost $2 billion are selling for $30 million and $120 million. >> have you ever seen that before? >> never to that extent i have never seen a building assessed for a billion five and sold for 90. >> even though his last effort
ended in chapter 11 when the market crashed we'll have more with donald trump and the entire interview is posted at 6abc.com. still to come on "action news" tonight, we remember the life and legendry calls made by broadcaster, bill campbell and the eagles get ready for their match-up with the giants. showers and strong thunderstorms are moving our way and we have details on timing and if it clears out for the lunar eclipse. >> that and more when "action news" continues tonight.
philadelphia fire medics are dispatched to a shopping plaza for a report of a stabbing at 550 at cotman avenue. police are responding to a report of a person stabbed in the parking lot of a pathmark grocery store, they arrived to fine the victim bleeding profusely from the head and medics are attending to the victim and police have launched a search for the suspect. a mother marked her adult son's birthday today by continuing her mission to find his killing. diane fox posted posters from her home all the way to center city. please found him beetd enin his bathroom on june 22nd of 2012, his mother hopes someone will come forward. >> hopefully someone sees it and it will trigger their memory or
someone told someone about this. we see people reading the posters and that is what want. >> michael fox would be 32 years old today. philadelphia please and the philadelphia crime commission is offering a $21,000 reward in this case. >> today leaders cut the ribbon at city hall, previously jurors reported to the justice center and they were expecting to put jurors in place more efficiently. to say he is the dean of local sport casting, is understating the tenure and the breath of his service, he was mr. philadelphia sports to many fans, bill campbell died yesterday at the age of 91. vernon odom has the story. >> i am bill campbell and i have
seen a lot of sports events in this town. >> indeed. sixers and flyers flags fly at half staff in memory of legendry sportscaster, bill campbell, who passed away at 91. he did the eagles phillies, the warrior and college football and track and tennis and golf. a man for all seasons. >> bill campbell was my first introduction to phillies baseball and he made me love it because of his passion and unique delivery. >> his call of wilt chamberlain's call of the 100 point game will resonate through the ages. >> he's got it. >> you felt like you were there and part of the action. >> his career began in the 40s, this is bill at his 90th celebration last year.
he was asked what highlight he remembered the most. >> it was it's eagles championship. >> he had wonderful descriptive powers, he was right pinpoint clear at all times, there was always clarity in his broadcast. >> some of bill campbell's most classic play-by-play calls were right here an franklin field. the phillies sports legend is survived by his daughter christ even and four grandchildren and
is inaccurate at times and the secondary is giving up big plays. jaime apody hears from two key figures. >> are you 4-1 and coming off a win does it feel weird to talk like this. >> kerry williams may not be happy with us, but the philadelphia media cannot overlook the fact that the birds have given up 13 touchdown passes. he has to defend himself today and the coordinator will not make a change at corner back. >> it's a hard life for a cornerback we have obviously been giving up plays and guys made some good plays on us and we could be right there and guys make nfl plays, and my concern is not a confidence drainer or anything like that. >> nick foles is also in that
position, he through 27 touch downs with just two inceptions last year. >> people have expectations, our team is 4-1 right now and it's a one game season and we are playing the giants, we need to continue to grow as a team and i'm not worried about the stats or whatever it may be, i need to be a better player for the team. jaime apody, channel 6 "action news." >> the puck drops in 24 hours, the flyers open the season in boston tomorrow night and the bruins have the best nhl record last season and they did not make drastic changes last season and that was by design. >> we like our team, we like the way the puzzle fits and we are one year older and it was a weird season last year and we'll learn from this and we are just going to bring that experience this year. there is going to be familiarity
out there and hopefully that is a big factor to get out to a big start. >> a big night for temple, the school's all time winningest coach will be enshrined in the hall-of-fame. the owls are off to a good start, 3-1, averaging 39 points per game and the coach is not ready to crown his team yet. >> we are not a good team yet, we are fighting to be good, we are playing teams with three wins between them, we haven't played anybody good yet. so understanding our goals to be a good team and our good team comes out to practice and watches film and goes to class. >> finally tonight with apologies to the sixers we need to be fans of utah jazz at least for one day.
they recently inked 5-year-old jp gibson to a one-year contract. he used a crayon and jp has leukemia and is a huge fan of the jazz and he got some action in the team scrimmage, dazzled the crowd with this dunk and check out the swagger? >> can you not teach that, 5-year-old jp gibson. >> we are fans. cecily tynan with the accuweather foreca are you busy? i'm just day-dreaming. about your dream trip to italy? yeah. with your sisters, to shop and see the sights. is it that obvious? you've been staring at that new instant game from the pennsylvania lottery. yeah, it's the new frankenbucks. with 10 top prizes of $50,000.
mess up your day but your day. we need the rain. stormtracker 6 live double scan showing that we are good to go, for the next few hours, some showers west of harrisburg, we are dry but the clouds are rolling in and lets go live to sky 6, taking a look at philadelphia international airport, we can see a pretty thick deck of clouds rolling in and the clouds continue to thick and ahead of a complex that brings us stormy weather, so the accuweather highlights show you we are looking at rain and thoms in the overnight hours, some of them have gusty winds and much needed rain, future tracker showing generally about a quarter to half inch of rain especially north and west of the i-95 corridor, we need the rain and it will be moving through and then a close call for the eclipse tomorrow morning. very early tomorrow morning, we get the total lunar eclipse of the blood moon starting at 4:56,
reaching totality of 6:25, the best area suburbs, the clouds clear out from the west to the east during the lunar eclipse. right now lots of clouds and mild, philadelphia 69 degrees and allentown 63 and wilmington 69 and dover 72 degrees, we reach a high of 71 degrees, one degree above normal. temperatures don't drop much due to the fact we have lots of clouds and some moisture. the real intense storms down to the south, parts of kentucky, west virginia and ohio, that box is a tornado watch box, we won't be getting tornadoes here and as it rolls through it will bring us downpours and gusty winds and the possibility of some hail. future tracker showing at 10:00, philadelphia is quiet and thunderstorms across our western
suburbs beginning to intensify in the overnight hours, western suburbs are clearing out and it's out of here by 7:30 in the morning. the key times between midnight and 4:00 in the morning, fast moving downpours are possible embedded thunderstorms and even the possibility of small hail, the big impact will be the gusty winds, wind gusts of 40 to perhaps 50 miles per hour with some of these storms. the thunder will be waking up up in the middle of the night. sunshine is back by midmorning and it will be a windy day with wind gusts of up to 30 miles per hour. the call from accuweather tonight, breezy and mild with showers and thunderstorms developing and the evening is fine and moving in after 10:00. 54 in the suburbs, 60 for center city. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, storms moving out quickly and it will be bright and a windy day, 73 degrees and thursday we cool off to 66 and then on friday, the
clouds move in, and 64 degrees, the clouds are lingering into saturday and south of philadelphia 64 degrees, and we dry out on sunday for the eagles game, and north wave of rain comes in on monday and we dry out and warm up a bit on tuesday, with a high of 72 and of course i'll have the full update on "action news" at 11:00, can you follow me on twitter tracking the storms moving in this evening. >> thank you cecily. world news is next with david muir on channel 6 and "action news" continues at 10:00 on phl 17 with brian taff, shirleen allicot, adam joseph and ducis rogers. and joins for "action news" at 11:00 here on channel 6. for cecily tynan and ducis rogers and the entire "action news" team, we hope you'll join us for "action news" at 11:00.
i'm tom wolf. these are my parents. we look after each other. but too many seniors have no one. and harrisburg politicians don't seem to care. as governor, i'll create a registry so families can check backgrounds
of care providers. and, i'll increase access to home health care, so seniors have the option of staying in their own homes. after all, seniors have earned that right. we certainly have! tom wolf. democrat for governor.