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tonight is the battle to contain the deadly ebola virus, but there is grim statics out today. west africa could see 10,000 new cases a week in the next month. >> now they have no idea how nina pham contracted the virus while caring for thomas duncan, pham was wearing a mask and gloves and a shield while working as a critical care nurse. she just received a blood transfusion from dr. kent brantly, he survives ebola and has antibodies. >> dann cuellar is now live with more. >> reporter: hey rick, delaware county public health officials have a plan ready to go should
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ebola make its way here. now they are working this summer on how to respond specifically to ebola, the delaware county ebola and task force is made up of emergency responders, police and hospitals and municipal health officers, the goal is to have the most accurate information and respond accordingly to any suspects case of the deadly disease, officials say that in this day and age, a contagious virus like this is only a plane ride away and they have to be ready for the possibility. >> with viruses, they do not have borders or boundaries, so we have to be prepared. we have a very melting pot community, we have a community from west africa, we have a community, a large immigrant population from all parts of world and we must take the necessary precaution. >> dr. george is delaware
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county's senior medical adviser and he adds that the ebola situation is developing minute by minute and they want their health care sponsors to have the best and latest information available. live in norton, i'm dann cuellar, channel 6 "action news." >> okay thanks dan. now the ebola outbreak was first identified in west africa in march, since then this virus killed more than 4,400 people and defer stated new guinea, sierra leone, and liberia. now "action news" is teaming up with the american red cross to give you a way to help those communities, sara bloomquist is live now in our call to action center with more on how you can get involved. >> that is right, the american red cross volunteers are taking donations to help in the fight against ebola, the number to
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call is 1-877-940-6222. all money donated to the red cross this evening will go to west africa to treat patients and help contain this deadly virus. we have judge renee cardwell hughes with us from the american red cross, tell us why this money is desperately needed right now and how the american red cross is working to help in west africa. >> thank you and thank you to 6 abc for having us on. it's a critical tun to help, we have 4,000 volunteers on the ground in west africa, and our goal is to get out life saving information about how one protects themselveses from ebola but to assure that the health care workers have the necessary equipment to protect themselves so they can treat people that are ill. >> the need is desperate? >> the need is absolutely critical. this will show the community we can tackle the problem but we have to work together and get
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out accurate information and work together. >> thank you so much for being with us. if you would like to make a donation, 1-877-940-6222. we have representatives from the liberian community here in philadelphia, with us this evening and they are accepting donations at a church located in landsdowne, pennsylvania, and we have that address for you as well. they are collecting food, buckets, hand sanitizer and vegetable oil. can you drop off the items there in landsdale. they will send the items to west africa, if you can not get to landsdowne, pennsylvania to make a donation in person, again pick up the phone right now and call 1-877-940-6222 and make your donation to the american red cross right now to help in the fight against ebola in west africa. sharrie back to you. >> thank you, a great way for our viewers to get involved and
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we are also hosting a web chat with dr. esther, the director for the department of public health readiness from drexel university. they is taking the questions on the 6 abc facebook page. a jury is deliberating as we speak to decide the fate of convicted murderer, raghunandan yandamuri, he spaces life in prison or the death penalty for the deaths of saanvi venna and her grandmother. the judge told the jurors they have to stay until they reach a sentencing decision. we'll continue to follow the story and have updates at and right here on "action news" tonight. philadelphia police say that at least 32 shots were fired at a north philadelphia double shooting that left a man dead and sent a woman to the hospital, it happened late last night on north uber street and police say that the woman was an
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innocent victim caught walking into her home. chad pradelli is live at the scene with details on the investigation. chad? >> monica another innocent victim caught in the gun fire, it happened on the steps, police are alarmed from the number of shots and they believe they have no gunman on the loose. >> there are no names on guns, you never know where the bullets will go. >> it was and execution-style shooting on uber, they unloaded over 20 shots on christopher green and a neighbor got caught in the gun fire and suffered a bullet wound to the leg. >> she was walking into the house, a hard working female, working the same job for 30 years and the mother of two children, she was just walking into her house and was struck by gun fire. >> there was silence and then i heard crying and people yelling.
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>> they say this is a neighborhood on the upswing on the fringe of the temple university cam pusz, relatives say that the bullet went through a bone and she is out of surgery and in stable condition and has a long recovery ahead. she doesn't want her identify reveals because of the nature of the shooting. green has several arrests for narcotics and that is a motive they are investigating. >> it's a vicious cycle of retaliation and violence. it shouldn't be that way. >> and police say the gunmen were last seen jumping into a dark colored four door sedan. i'm live in north philadelphia, chad pradelli, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you chad. breaking news right now, police confirm two people considered to be persons of interest are now in custody in connection with last week's robbery in bar louie.
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several gun wielding masked men dporsed their way into the bar and terrorized the employees and robbed them of their wallets using a stun gun on them. "action news" learned that police executed a search warrant in fox chase and took the persons of interest into custody. we'll continue to monitor the breaking story and bring you updates. philadelphia police released a clear image here of a man wanted for robbing a video store. surveillance cameras were rolling at the game stop on caster avenue, the man threatened an employee with a gun and got away with cash. if you recognize the man here, call police at 215-686-tips. a new rutgers poll out tonight shows 45% of voters polled have an unfavorable
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opinion of governor chris kristsy and 42% have a favorable impression of the governor, the lowest ever recorded in the poll by the way. christie's poll numbers are sliding for months, the main reasons are taxes, the economy and education. >> well, the mayor of camden began the process of cleaning up the city. mayor dana redd announced they are submitting bids for 64 abandoned properties in the whitman park and cramer hill neighborhoods, this is to improve public property. time now for a check of our "action news" traffic report tuesday night. matt pellman in the traffic center. >> happy birthday. >> it's funny you mentioned it, i waited all afternoon for the gift to arrive -- >> i guess the mailman got stuck in traffic.
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thank you guys. good afternoon we are stuck in traffic on this tuesday afternoon along 95 in port richmond in both directions, the northbound delay is worse like normal, 26 mifrns from the vine up to woodhaven, should be a 14 minute trips. and in perkasie, a crash at fifth and chestnut. and the traffic lights are not working in upper providence along township line road, stick with royersford instead. and in haddonfield, the crash is cleared out but speeds in the 20s south of route 38. we'll check it again in the next half hour. >> sounds good. thank you matt. more to come on "action news" tonight. there are many women battling breast cancer in our area, coming up in health check, the simple way to help a friend or stranger. >> it didn't feel like fall today with highs near 80 degrees, we are tracking another
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warm day tomorrow and a stormy end to the taste of summer. >> plus, the red cross and the members of the local liberian community are taking your donations in the fight against ebola. call the number on your screen, 1-877-940-6222. they are taking calls until 6:30 tonight.
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well, new details are emerging about oscar pistorius actions after he shot and killed his girlfriend. during a sentencing hearing today. a prosecutor said that he offered the family of his girlfriend $34,000 after he killed her they refuse tropical disturbance because they looked at it as blood money and he paid them $500 a month when they asked for help. the details came from a social worker who said that pistorius should be placed under house arrest. he was found guilty of culpable homicide. they believe that prison would break pistorius.
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when someone has breast can and someone says what can i do to help. health reporter and registered nurse, ali gorman has the story. >> reporter: kristina under the value of a simple car ride, she found out last year when she was battling inflammatory breast cancer, first came six rounds of chemo therp and then surgery and then 40 radiation sessions and she didn't have a car for the daily trips. >> i kept saying it's fine i'll take the bus, i'll take the bus, it's a mile walk, that was one of the worst winters on record. >> most of the time the sidewalks weren't shoveled. christina contacted the american cancer societies road to recovery program, it pairs roll
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volunteer drivers with cancer patients, she was not sure about riding with a stranger and the conversation was not necessarily about cancer. they know are you going through a difficult time and they ask about the weather and what you did over the weekend, the majority of time they were such nice people i felt so comfortable i could open up to them. >> as she recovered from her treatment, christina decided to pay it forward, she urges everyone she can to volunteer too. >> i saw how many people gave up their time to help me, even just taking just one person it feels so good to know, you helped. >> road to recovery serves about 400 patients a year, that is just in southeastern pennsylvania, but it could help more with more vol tour -- joins us this saturday for the making strides for breast cancer
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walk, i'll be out there, it starts at fairmount park at 8:30. still to come on "action news" tonight, one major retailers will open earlier than ever before to kick off the holiday shopping season. >> we'll tell you more about holiday shopping season. >> we'll tell you more about macy's holiday shopp party on people! blinds to go's 60th anniversary sale continues celebrating with 20% off the entire store. you heard right, 20% off the entire store. we're talking employee pricing baby! hey, you need 'em, you want 'em, and now there's no better time to get 'em. blinds to go. blinds for life.
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blinds to go's 60th anniversary sale continues! woo-hoo! as our gift to you, take 20% off the entire store. twenty percent! the entire store! hey, with savings like that, you could redo your entire house. just sayin'! blinds to go. blinds for life.
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macy's is the first of the maimer retailers to announce their hours for this year's black friday weekend, macy's opened its doors at 6:00 p.m. on thanksgiving day. that is two hours earlier than last year. it will remain open until 10:00 p.m. black friday night. they announced their holiday shifts have been filled voluntarily by workers. facebook is offering cover to freeze eggs. it can cost $10,000 for each round of treatment. at the big board, gas prices
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have dropped 14 cents if the last three weeks, in philadelphia we were paying $3.36 and now it's down as we are glad to see to $3.29 and in south jersey, now it's down to $2.97 and delaware that is where we see the biggest decline, it's now down to $3.04, can you see where this stacks up against the national average, which is $3.19 a gallon, we see it because crude oil prices have plummeted and financial analyst says it couldn't come at a better time. consumers can use the money they save on gas for holiday shopping. >> more to come on "action news" tuesday night. outside we go looking live from sky 6 hd, a pretty picture from the jersey shore, meteorologist cecily tynan has the accuweather forecast for the
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this is ceo tom macarthur's world.
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in macarthur's world, he opposes new laws to ensure women receive equal pay for equal work. and macarthur opposes a woman's right to choose backed by a group that would outlaw abortion even for rape and incest. for us in the real world, aimee belgard. aimee will fight for equal pay and protect a woman's right to choose. aimee belgard's on our side. i'm aimee belgard and i approve this message. time for accuweather at the "action news" big board, cecily tynan is here and it's warm and hupd. >> definitely feeling more like summer than fall. our high so far is 79, that is 12 degrees above normal.
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allentown 76 and wilmington 76, sea isle city is 73 degrees, but temperatures running about 9 to 16 degrees warmer than this time yesterday and it feels warmer because of the humidity. a wide view on stormtracker 6 live double scan, showing you this is the system that brought more than a dozen tornadoes yesterday and tornado watches are in affect in the carolinas and parts of georgia, this system is rolling through tomorrow night and this will bring us a round of some heavy rain. this shows us really the set up higher in the atmosphere. it shows us that the atmosphere is across the midwest. as we head into tomorrow, you can see how it all slides to the east, the plume of moisture will be around midnight tomorrow night. future tracker showing lunch time tomorrow and lots of clouds and areas from philadelphia west, rain is to the west and as we head towards the evening
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commute we see showers begin to break out, the heaviest rain is late tomorrow night. this is what to expect tomorrow, in the afternoon showers some light rain and wednesday night through early thursday, this is when we get the soaking rain and thunderstorms and then in the morning until noon time, lingering showers but the focus of the heavy of the rain is wednesday night into early thursday morning. in the moon time hurricane gonzalo is a major hurricane, maximum wins 110 miles per hour, it will be making a beeline for bermuda late on friday, two weekends in a row bermuda is dealing with a tropical system. back at home it feels tropical, 66 in philadelphia and our normal high for this time of your is 67, so lows more typical to the highs this time of year.
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allentown 63 and millville 65 and a muggy night we'll be dealing with fog again tomorrow morning. the five-day at 5:00, it shows tomorrow is warm and rain arriving late in the day, 75 degrees and the soaking rain and 72, and friday and saturday, 70 and look at this, on sunday, fall is coming back, the high only 59 degrees, we'll see how long the cool air sticks around in the accuweather forecast. >> thank you cecily. more to come on "action news" in our second ha this is ceo tom macarthur's world. in macarthur's world, he opposes new laws to ensure women receive equal pay for equal work. and macarthur opposes a woman's right to choose
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backed by a group that would outlaw abortion even for rape and incest. for us in the real world, aimee belgard. aimee will fight for equal pay and protect a woman's right to choose. aimee belgard's on our side. i'm aimee belgard and i approve this message.
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"action news" continues with meteorologist, adam joseph, jaime apody, rick williams and h monica malpass. hello again, here is what is it happening on "action news" tuesday night. a texas nurse being treated for ebola also has to put her dog in quarantine, that begs the question, are pets susceptible to the deadly virus as victims or potential carriers. >> plus, the shocking murder case from central pennsylvania where police say that a 10-year-old boy is responsibility for the death a 90-year-old woman.
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and officials say it's a deal too good to pass up. now to the latest on the ebola virus in the u.s., it's center for disease control announced -- workers that cared for thomas duncan are being monterrored. one is nina pham, it's unknown how she got infected. she got a plasma infusion from dr. kents brantly, and her dog was puts in quarantine today. >> and that brings questions if the pets themselves are a risk to the public. ali gorman joins us with more from the big board. >> reporter: there is still a lot of unanswered question, about how ebola can affect dogs, so far there are