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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 two different
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approa approaches. in texas the nurse here her dog is in wquarantine and is being taken care of. >> as 28-year-old nurse, nina pham is in isolation and being taken care of in dallas, team, her dog is also in quarantine. tms dallas services safely taking care of the dog and will monitor her for symptoms for 21 days, now the cdc is putting out guidelines for ebola cases that involve pets. ron howard, a doctor says we don't know if they get eastbound ebb. >> there is no evidence or history of a dog transmitting the disease to another dog or to a person and that more research
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is needed. >> one study done in 2002 shown 20% of dogs that were exposed formed antibodies, that their immune system responded. but none had symptoms and none died. now it involves isolating and testing dogs like benly is the right call. >> the folks in spain may have overreacted a bit, there is no reason the dog can't be observed and quarantined. >> so do the dogs show symptoms. when chimpanzees gets ebola, they can spread it and die of the disease. >> thank you. >> we are holding a question and answer session on our facebook page with dr. esther, she is a
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professor at drexel. you are taking questions from the public, is there one predominant question that viewers want to know about ebola. >> there are a couple of many viewers want to know if it's virus is airborne, i guess what i would say is its not airborne, it's direct contact with the blood or body fluids, with someone that is contagious shs someone that is sick and has it's virus. people are concerned because they read the virus can be found in saliva, but in fact sneezing is not really a symptom of this virus and it requires direct contact with fluids. it's blood and body fluid, airborne is things like measles or tuberculosis. they are suspended in the air for people to breathe in, that
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does not happen with ebola, this is contaminated blood and body fluids and saliva, and resindustry drop lets not a prominent way the disease is spread. >> thank you doctor. now in liberia, it's place concerned ground zero for ebola, many communities are struggling. now there is a way you can help. sara bloomquist is live now in the call to action center, to raise money. >> volunteers from the american red cross are taking your calls and taking your donations, the number to call is on your screen, 1-877-940-6222. that is how you can donate. things going well so far, our phone lines are busy and today health experts warned that more people will die if the world's response is not stepped up.
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president obama added that the world is not doing enough and everybody needs to do more. all the money collected by the american red cross during this call-in suggestion here on 6 abc tonight will go to west africa, to help treat patients there and help in the efforts to contain the disease and get control of it it west africa. the number to call is 1-877-940-6222. we've collected thousands already and we hope to keep the donations coming, the phone lines stay open until 6:30 this evening. 1-877-940-6222. rick back to you. >> thank you sara. >> a reminder, can you follow the latest headlines on the ebola disease, we have the five most important facts about the virus and new screenings measures at the major airports it's all there right now at a 10-year-old boy from wayne county, pennsylvania is facing
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murder charges tonight for allegedly beating an elderly woman to death. it happened in the town of tyler hill, that the child held a cane to the woman's throat and repeatedly punched her while she was in bed, that the boy got angry for yelling at him. the elderly victim was being cared for by the suspect's grandmother. police are investigating two murders that happened within hours and blocks of each owner in southwest philadelphia today, authorities responded to the 2100 block of south 60th street at 1:30 p.m., they found a man shot to death in a car and about an hour later, authorities founds another man shot several times in the 1700 block of pascal avenue and he died a short time later at the hospital. trenton's mayor is taking a unique approach to fix the most
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blighted properties, is he offering to sell them for a dollar a piece. but nora muchanic tells us that the bargain comes with a few catches. >> trenton has 6,000 vacant homes and lots boarded up and falling apart and filled with trash. that is almost a quarter of the properties in town. >> they are using it as a dumping grown in the back and trees are growing up from the foundation, i can't let me grandson go in the yard to play because of mosquitos and possums. >> some of the abandoned housing in town will be sold at cut rate prices. >> seriously you can get a property for a buck, there are strings, you have to show have you the financial capacity and wherewithal to rehab the property. and have you to live there for five years and a tax break is
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also offered to entice buyers. >> they bring buyers in to strengthen the communities, put the home back on the tax role but it will rebuilds communes. the city's housing director has inquiries locally from as far as detroit and washington state. they approve of the idea to clean up the eye sores and blight. >> it's like a desert now, every other house is abandoned. >> more people could own the homes and the neighborhood won't look so bads. >> they hope to attract urban homesteaders that want to help turn things around here. >> sounds good, matt pellman is in the "action news" traffic center. what sounds good tonight. >> roads are not abandoned, that is for sure, as we look live in malvern, people inhabiting 202, its crowded from approaching 29
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from the work zone to 401, people are trying to head home on a tuesday afternoon and we'll see more construction restrictions in this area. elsewhere in chester county, a downed tree and wires closing 96 and street road stay on pleasant road or 52 lenape road. and the traffic lights are giving us headaches along township line ride and royersford right might be a better bet. on the big picture, typical afternoon speeds in the 20s along 95 and the schuylkill and a crash along riders ferry in lower merion and a couple of wrecks in newcastle county, and one along polaski highway taking out the right lane. rick and monica back to you. >> all right matt thank you. >> still ahead on "action news," one minute an airline full of passengers is headed to texas and the next i pilot calls as
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emergency as the aircraft starts to break. sharrie williams joins us wtd details coming up. rick it was warm and muggy and summer like, we are tracking a potent cold front to the south of west with thunderstorms and tornado warnings. >> those stories and more when "action news" comes right back tonight. are you busy?
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a scare in the skies when a passenger had to make an emergency landing when the walls in the cabin started to buckle and crack, it happened when the american airlines plane lanned in san francisco but it was not the pressure, it was an air conduct runing along the wall blue out and pushed the walls apart. >> it was quick banging working its way in, so it was bang, bang, bang, bang, bang. and the interior panels buckled. >> the plane landed safety and nobody was hurt. time for sports tonight, flyers are back on the ice, lets
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get the latest from jaime apody in the sports center with more. >> hey there, we talked about how all offseason the flyers had to get off to a better start and of course they would. but that is not working out well. just like last year, believe it or not. the year before that as well. the orange and black still winless after three games, it cost peter laviolette his job and berube got them their first win and hopefully that happens tonight. >> it's a huge team and we have to play good defense, not like the last time against montreal in the third period because they will crush us. >> they have a high octane team, we have to play a full 60 minutes again and smartenup on
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the defense. and we'll be fine. >> the eagles have flown the next, they dispersed to various destinations across the united states vistding with family and friends, one guy that earned that was connor barwin, he sacked eli manny three times, chip kelly know what's a weapon barwin is. he spoke glowingly yesterday. >> is he smart and understands what he is going against and what needs to get accomplished against the individual players and match-ups and he is a very good athlete. >> we got a lead and we knew we could get the pressure. >> guys are trusting each owner and communication is improving every week. >> the temple owls off to an
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impressive start. they are 4-1, they start a much tougher schedule against houston, but they were undefeated in the american conference and a breakout game for thomas, he rushed for 352 yards. it could be a key for the owls to put up w's. >> i was running behind the guys, and they want to better themselves in the running game and that is what we did, we puts in the work and our performance showed on saturday. >> it opens up the whole field, is he versatile and he can run and catch and he has a lot of speed off the edge to have him go out there and make his plays on his feet that is a big thing we need out there. look closely at 96, the kicker for the university of dayton, they are used to scoring but only 3 points at a time. he fumbles the football and who picks it up? good old number 96, there he
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goes to the end zone and get this, his name happens to be william will. will will. where there is a will, there is a way. he kicked a field goal so he scored three different ways in this game. a kicker scoring a touch down i don't know if that has happened before in any level. uch down i meanwhile the delaware river waterfront is breaking a new trail for runners and bicyclists, and sharrie williams is back to tell us about it. >> this is about an effort to connecting the trails in the city to the suburbs and even new jersey, it's called the circuit and it already brings together 300 miles of outdoor pace for people to explore and they want the circuit to compass 350 total miles of trails. michael nutter was joined by congresswoman allison schwartz and others to starts
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construction on the new baxter trail. it will provide a link from pennypack park and pleasantville park. that includes a pedestrian bridge over the creek, officials say that adding the trail allows everybody to experience the hidden gems of the city. >> even lifelong philadelphians still have so much more to explore and still so much more to learn, and so much more to see about this great city -- >> so if you like the outdoors and these types of trails, mayor nutter says this is just the beginning there are more projects in the works and they are trying to make philadelphia the greenest city in the united states. quick break and it's accuweather quick break and it's accuweather we thought our cable internet was fast. but, our uploads are half the speeds of our downloads
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i want to remind you about our ebola relief drive with the red cross, call 1-877-940-6222, and donate money that will go directly to the efforts to stop the spread of this virus. our phone lines are open until 6:30 tonight. adam joseph is here now with the accuweather forecast. i was going to say this was like indian summer but you need a frost first. >> who told you that.
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>> monica you asked me! >> take a look at stormtracker 6 live double scan around the region, so much love on this desk, not finding anything going on right now, a lot of clouds out there and very warm temperatures even with the little bit of sunshine we saw earlier. 79 was it's high temperature today and the normal is 67 degrees, breezy and warm with our peak wind gusts of 28 miles per hour. north and west coastsville 72 and 73 and warrington 73 and center city 75 and the south and east cooler at the shore, because of the winds coming in off the atlantic, ocean is 66 and 69 in surf city and 70 in sea isle city. and cinnamon son 75. >> warm front has gift lifted to the north and we are awaiting a cold front midweek and we look
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at future tracker most of tomorrow morning it's dry and east of the philadelphia, by noon time there could be a couple of showers breaking out in western counties, and pushing in west and east we are generally dry and warm and muggy and some downpours and maybe a gusty thunderstorm will work its way into philadelphia in the evening hours and overnight at midnight, the heavier, steadier rain continues first thing into thursday morning. and we are awaiting that front to press through and it's beginning to dry west of philadelphia first thing on thursday morning. this system is coming in from the west, it brought quite a bid of precipitation. and our big of the threats are downpours and street flooding tomorrow night into thursday morning, a minor risk for severe
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weather with a rumble of thunder but any risk of hail is relatively low. for tonight mostly cloudy and warm and muggy, the normal high temperature this time of year is 67 and our low is going to be 66 degrees and the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, we'll paint a warm picture here tomorrow as rain arrives west to southeast of 79 and early rain giving way to afternoon sunshine and dropping humidity at 72, dry and breezy and looking good and a beautiful start to your weekend, sun and clouds of 70 and it's a chilly finish, a cold front comes through saturday night dropping the high to 59 on sunday, but it is a dry day and monday and tuesday, generally a lot of cloud cover around and still cool and low 60s, we go one stream to another in the next few days. >> of course, stay on top of the changing weather situation with
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the very latest. there is something for everyone tonight in abc prime time and it starts with an all new selfie at 8:00 and manhattan love story at 8:30 and marvel "agents of s.h.i.e.l.d.," and then henry and joe so much for the murderer for what looks like a staged death of a recovering addict and you can tweet using #~ forever.
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right now the "action news" team is standing by with these stories and more coming up at 6:00, delaware county is taking action to fight ebola, you can xroin the fight to stop the spread of the virus right now. and the police are looking for a suspect that killed a woman in buck county.
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>> i'm rick williams, join me next for "a 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 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" delaware valley's leading news program. with ducis rogers, meteorologist, cecily tynan, and jim gardner. tuesday night and jim is off and police release 911 calls in the death of the ceo and his wife. but the big story is the dire warning against ebola.
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experts say that west africa could see 10,000 new cases of ebola every week in the next month. the united health agency says that 70% of those that get the virus die. here in the united states, the center for disease troll don't know how the nurse from dallas got infected with the virus. nina pham cared for thomas duncan who died of the disease. they say she is doing well and being cared for by the best doctors and nurses in the world. david henry is live now with officials have organized a special task force to keep people informed about the virus. >> they have announced a special task for that deals with ebola and other