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and chester county and parts of delaware, these are the focus of the heaviest rain moving to the north at 40 miles per hour, quickly so bear, delaware it hits at 6:05, and chadds ford 6:120 and westchester by 6:21 and it could cause localized flooding and ponding of water. stormtracker 6 live double scan showing the tropical moisture is ahead of the cold front, and it's moisture is moving up from the south and the actually cold front is moving slowly to the coast, this will be with us on and off through the overnight hours, before the front clears the coast by tomorrow morning, timing out the rain between now and 8:00 tonight, heavy rain with a few embedded gusty thunderstorms possible, not completely dry and the system reloads tonight and midnight,
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we'll have more details, and when we clear out in the full accuweather forecast. now, to the deepening fears of the ebola virus. here are the latest developments tonight. a second nurse in dallas, texas, has contracted the disease after treating thomas duncan before he died. amber vincent will be transferred to atlanta for treatment and she flew on a commercial flight from cleveland, and meanwhile, president obama has canceled a campaign trip to meet with his cabinet about ebola and the fight that needs to take place in the u.s. and overseas. >> i am confident we can prevent an outbreak of the disease here in the united states, but it becomes more difficult to do so
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if this epidemic of ebola rains out of control in west africa. >> registered nurse and "action news" reporter, ali gorman joins us now with more on today's developments. >> we knew this was a possibility, but another health care worker is infected with the virus, the second nurse amber vincent will be transferred to emory hospital. amber vincent is the second nurse at presbyterian health hospital diagnosed with ebola, she and pham were two of 77 workers that treated thomas duncan, the first person to die of the ebola in the united states. thomas friedman of the cdc says both had contact with the patient when he was highly
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infected. the cdc has now bolstered their support. >> we have now insured that 24/7 there will be a site manager that will monitor how personal equipment is put on and taken off and what is done when people are in it. >> meanwhile, the cdc requested that vincent be moved to emory hospital, she will be treated by the same team that treated dr. kent brantly and nurse nancy writebol. now because she was on a flight the day before she got sick, the cdc is contacting 132 fellow passengers, the dr. i'll even farnham soez that is done out of an abundance of caution. >> on an airplane, even someone sitting next to you doesn't have symptoms next even though they are exposed to someone with
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ebola, they really don't pose a risk of transmitting until they are symptomatic. >> all the other health kark workers that took care of duncan are still being monitored. per protocol, if someone is being monitored for a possible infection they should not be flying or taking public transportation. the risk is low, because she did not have symptoms and was not contagious but shouldn't have been on the flight. >> meanwhile hospitals and airports are on high alert and now the circle of caution is expanding in philadelphia for health clinics and places that an infected patient could show up. david henry has that part of the sporty tonight. >> reporter: if two nurses at a major hospital in full protective gear can come down
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with ebola, what chance does anyone have if an ebola patient walks in a small neighborhood clinic like this one here. that is a question that the city is struggling with. >> everyone in health care are worried about it. the city operates eight clinics like this. just last week, this clinic in west philadelphia had to call an ambulance after a patient came in with flu-like symptoms and they say they are as prepared as they can be. >> all the clerical staff is instructed that anyone that looks ill to call a nurse, there are masks sitting around a desk and immediately don a mask. the philadelphia department of health issued this advisory to their health workers at clinics to get history from patients with ebola symptoms and isolate
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them. but not how to protect themselves. like masks and gloves, they don't have full protective gear. >> we have standard gear, like gloves and masks and hand washing is big. >> hospitals are getting a lot of attention as they gear up to battle ebola but they think there will be a back door like this. firefighters and emt's will be the first to get them to a hospital. medic 19 serves one of the biggest liberian communities in the country, if they are not available. the job falls to firefighters. off camera they say they are frightened and don't have adequate protective gear. the fire department has not responded to our question for comment and the health department says they will have more to say after a news conference planned for this
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friday at city hall. live in west philadelphia, david henry, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. and our coverage of theout break continues at we have the latest on the dallas health care workers and how ebola could affect pets as well. politics tonight. a heavy hitter hit the area for tom wolf, the gubernatorial candidate welcomed first lady, michelle obama, she is touring the country for governor candidates and she says we fight for families every day and took a shot at his opponent tom corbett. >> he refuses to accept crumbling classrooms and teacher shortages, because he believes that every child in this state should have a chance to fulfill their god given potential. >> sources say that president
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obama will also visit here in the week before the election to stump on wolf's behalf. >> meanwhile the campaign trail took tom corbett to pittsburgh today. the republican incumbent visited the site of a former steel mill expected to be developed for a commercial district. the school district of philadelphia released $15 million to schools this week. the funds are part of the $43.8 million generated by savings now that teachers have to contribute utd to their health care benefits. the school commission approved the changes and the src says it's move will save the district $200 million over four years. school principals and other leaders will decide how to use the money for the school needs. an armed robber forced
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employees into a freezer, police charged to men, sanchez worked there and police have not said what he did there exactly and there was a tip thanks to "action news" and they are tracking down others connected to the case. philadelphia police are looking for a murder suspect that tried to run over two officers with his car, it happened just before 3:00 this morning on the 27 hundred block. the suspect drove off in a pontiac grand prix and the officers were not hurt. by standers came to the rescue of a woman whose suv overturned in wilmington this morning. the accident happened at pennsylvania avenue and scott street, officers say that a driver attempted to make a left turn into traffic and struck the suv and both drivers were evaluated at the scene and determined to be okay. also, from our delaware newsroom, delaware officials are
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starting a new project in the little italy section, in its place six new townhome as rise. still to come on "action news" tonight, the greater philadelphia chamber of commerce hosts world news anchor, david muir as the speaker at the annual meeting. and jeff skversky with sports when "action news" comes right back.
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hundreds of leaders gather
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for the annual chamber of commerce meeting, they welcomed the new chairman of the board dennis o'brien, abc news anchor david muir was the speaker and i was honored to introduce him before the leaders at the convention center. he took over the reins from world news tonight last month and during a one-on-one interview after the breakfast he says he is visiting cities like philadelphia to make a connection with the viewers beyond the tv screen. >> i hope they recognize it's a two-way conversation now not at a desk with a suit. can you tweet me during the broadcast and i treat them back. they can reach out and tell me where to go with made in america next. i hear from viewers in philly and i want them to recognize that world news tonight is the evening broadcast that is
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listening to you. >> you can see david muir next on world news tonight right after this broadcast. a salem factory that provided jobs now out of business, the art of glass on griffin street, back in july the company announced operations would cease because of a significant loss of business, the move puts 300 people out of work and they are working to transfer them to other facilities. there is a new reason to get outside and play, city leaders introduced new plans for the ice rink at dillworth park. >> reporter: this rink will be opening friday november 14th and will be on seven days a week -- >> soon these water jets that
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make up dillworth park's signature fountain will be taken down and drained for a cold weather attraction. this is the making for the ice rink at dillworth park. >> we are across the light show from macy's and we'll link together a lot of destinations downtown with this center. >> the president and general manager is bernie prazenica. >> i can see us doing weather down here and a lot of things that display to philadelphia how much fun folks are having here. >> because of corporate underrighting tickets are $4 for adults and $3 for children. >> i have a slew of grandchildren and i'm bringing them. >> people gathered to hear music today. most impressed by the park that replaces the unloved dillworth plaza. >> i came down for the
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thanksgiving day parade and there whereas nothing around here and now it's just beautiful. >> the ice rink should be up and running in a month's time at 620 feet, organizers say it should comfortably
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jeff is here with sports and the flyers have a few days to get their act together. >> they started off last year with the worst start in franchise history and hopefully they can do it again. flyers still don't have a win and they are off to their worst start in six years and they were booed off the ice. help is on the way though, jaime apody has more. >> great job defensively -- >> it's almost hard to believe, the flyers winless to starts the season. again.
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>> we have to focus on what is in front of us. >> i still think we are better than last year. that is a positive note. they are in the all the games and can't find a way to finish them. >> we talked today, and come out tomorrow and practice. and work to get better. >> this magnified because if they had done that in the middle of the year it wouldn't be a big deal but they dropped seven straight going back to last season. >> we are getting more confident, you can't always score the goals in a shootout. sometimes we are too tentative. >> braden coburn was back on the ice today than is good news, he hopes he can play on saturday. >> everybody wants to be in the lineup and playing and my goal
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is take it one day as a time and get back playing. >> jaime apody, channel 6 "action news." >> the eagles are in the by week, tied for the best record in the nfl. some are not buying into their 5-1 record, chip kelly's opinion is your record is what it is. one analyst that doesn't think it's what it is. is brian dawkins, he says they are the number one team in the conference. >> don't know if it would have been the same, if you had asked me that if they had not done what they did this week with the giants, they woke up and started playing and the defense is scoring and the offense has struggled and they put all three things together and went out and dominated. very to give this team credit. >> remember our story from monday, remember how proud chip
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kelly was when the team completed their team photo in 4:40 seconds. >> kelly said this -- >> get this thing going and take it. its not hanging in the philadelphia museum of art or anything. >> you may not believe this, they posted these pictures on their twitter account, the eagles team photo was done very fast, just like everything else. the offense and the plays and you name it and if they make the super bowl they will be a work of art. cecily tynan has the accuweather forecast when we come right back. 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.
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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?
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meteorologist, cecily tynan, is here to tell us what to expect for our evening. >> we have 12 hours of this on and off before this moves off. stormtracker 6 live double scan showing philadelphia is getting a break in the action however, we have a band of not only heavy rain but also thunderstorms moving through newcastle, kent county, delaware and middletown, don't be surprises to hear the rumble of thunder and it's crosses route 1 and moving quickly at 40 miles per hour. honey brook and chester county and lancaster dealing with another heavy downpour. they already have 2 inches of rain. we have flood advisories for lancaster, berks and chester county. i always say turn around don't drown, don't drive through
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flooded roads. temperatures a rain cooled 72 degrees in philadelphia, we hit 77 and it felt like summer again today. allentown 66 and millville 71 and wilmington 72. satellite 6 along with action radar, showing low pressure over the ohio valley and the pumping up the moisture from the south and that is a cold front that will not be moving through until early tomorrow, this will bring us waves of rain through the night. future tracker showing us at 8:00 the heavy of the rain through the poconos and a break in the action between 8:00 and midnight, 11:00 not a whole lot going on, this system will be reloading early tomorrow morning, by 5:30 some heavy downpours, the focus of the activity then is east of philadelphia, by 7:30, most of this is lifting out of our area and by 11:00 we see peeks of
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sunshine, the early part of the morning commute will be a problem, 1, 2 and perhaps 3 inches of rain. in the meantime. hurricane gonzalo was a hurricane 4 earlier today, but now it's weakened to a hurricane 3 and it looks like it's making a beeline to bermuda, the last one to hit was back in 2008. it could cause problems for the islands. problems overnight with the heavy rain and tomorrow morning lingering early showers and by the afternoon, some sunshine and can't rule out the possibility of a pop-up shower in the afternoon and it won't be like today with a high of 72 degrees, looking good on friday and a place day. saturday nice a mixture of sun and clouds and a high of 70 degrees but sunday a cold front
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comes through and find the jackets 58 degrees and monday 59 and tuesday a shower again and 58 degrees and wednesday we can't climb out of the 50s, a high of only 58 degrees, can you fine the latest on and on twitter, i'll be tweeting all night long. >> i follow you on twitter cecily. finally taken the fun and fantasy of halloween arrived in university city, young patients were all smiles as they picked out the perfect costumes and the power rangers and other volunteers brought lots of stuff for this early bash, the mission is to make hospitals less scary for their families and patients. "action news" continues at 10:00 tonight on phl 17.
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and join us for "action news" at 11:00 right here on channel
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in cases of rape,pposes aborin cases of incest,ions. and in cases where the mother's health is in danger. no woman should be forced to carry a pregnancy from a rape. mario scavello sponsored a bill to force women to have unnecessary and invasive ultrasounds. it's horrifying. women need to know that mario scavello wants to stand between them and their doctors in making decisions that
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aren't his to make. welcome to "world news tonight." and the breaking news. the second american nurse infected with ebola. arriving by ambulance moments ago at the airport, wheeled off and then slowly walking up those stairs herself. they are now racing her to atlanta. and this evening, the new questions here. the other commercial flight she took across this country, not knowing she was sick. the scramble now to find more than 130 passengers on board that plane. was she contagious? and where is that plane tonight? also breaking, the two monster storms off both coasts. the giant hurricane set to make landfall. ginger zee has the new track. your children in harm's way. tonight, the stunning images. that child waiting at the end of the driveway, and watch what's about to come between the child and the school bus. the stunning new findings. and the real estat