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following the search in swift water now with the latest. walter? >>reporter:what a difference an hour makes. at 4:00 the area was swarming with armored vehicles and police and helicopters up in the air. it was surrounding a high school. things are calmer right here right now. it seems that the police believe that they are hot on the heels of eric frein. and "action news" was there when rifle-toting swat teams were at this pocono high school. she spoke with vernon odom on the condition that we conceal her identity. >> she was standing by an abandoned truck. >>reporter:she was walking her dog when she found herself standing a few yards away that she was convinced it was eric
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frein. you can tell what height he was based on the truck that he was standing next to. >>reporter:did he have a gun. >> you clearly could tell it was a gun. >>reporter:rifle. >> with a scope attached to it. >>reporter:the woman came home and called 911. it resulted in a flood of personnel arriving in the community of swift water. they released video at the man of the heart of this search. this is documentary footage of people involved in the vietnam barrere-enactment. we are in a revolution war. it's not a place to re-enact the battle. >>reporter:the person that she encountered was calm and focused. >> it looked like he was looking for something or which way to go. i had the light shining on his
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upper half. it was confusing. this guy was not startled by me. >>reporter:despite the eric frein sighting, they decided to open school but with a lot of security around a lot of the schools in the immediate area. there was a tremendous amount of police activity in the area. as far as we know right now, eric frein remains on the loose. thank you. a man attacked a temple university student in their apartment. one the victims told action that his roommate was sitting on the gront steps, two men approached him. they forced him into the home and demanded a safe. they tied up the other people inside of that apartment. several items were stolen from the home including laptops and cellphones. there is encouraging news in the battle against ebola.
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world health organization a dock treated a emory university has been released. senegal was cleared on friday. in spain lab tests teresa romeo is clear of the virus. amber vinson and nina pham are continuing their recovery. what is happening in ohio today there is a bit of maybe precaution that is happening here. there are fears that is happening. this is happening a irradication team. they are taking a step to many an overreaction of the virus. fear of ebola is the reason that a south jersey school decided to delay the arrival of students that lived in south africa.
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ali gorman has that story. >>reporter:keep in mind there are two people infected with ebola in the united states. clearly there is fear. some decisions are made out of the fear not out of fact. two students are kept home instead of joining classmates. they were scheduled to start cool at howard okem elementary. they say that despite the fact that the students are symptom-free and not from an affected area, the parents opted to keep the students home past the 21 day waiting period. the students are from rwanda. the officials have not said who made this decision the school or the family. some parents that we spoke with
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it's the right decision. others say it's wrong. >> i think it's a good idea in case anything happens. >> the family is not even the portion of africa that is being affected. i feel bad. these are kids and we want to welcome them. >>reporter:the health experts say that some decisions like this one are made out the fear. >> i think that the spread of disease is under control. what i other about is the spread of fear of disease is not under control. >>reporter:another decision that was made out the fear and not facts, a passenger aboard carnival magic handled a lab specimen from thomas duncan. she had no symptoms by quarantined. her evacuation from belize was not allowed and the ship had to dock in cozumel. >> rather than reassuring people it promotes fear.
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>>reporter:and back here live at the school, i reached out to the officials at the department of health to get their opinion from this decision. i am waiting for a call back. we are live in maple shade, new jersey. ali gorman. sharrie. thank you. we have a special section at we have the myths and facts about the disease. you can see the signs and tomorrows along with a look at how the virus spreads. crisp fall weather is here to stay apparently. and sky6 live is looking center city over tonight. jackets and long sleeves. they made a nice recovery this afternoon. it may be time to find the umbrellas. heading outside to cecily tynan for the details.
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hi monica and rick. the official morning low is down to 39 degrees. the coldest morning in six months. this officially ended the growing season and a lot of our suburbs were colder. allentown dropped down to 32 the freezing poison i point in alle. wildwood 34. the temperatures this afternoon recovered nicely. a mixture of sun and high clouds. wilmington 63. and sea isle 63. there are showers getting close to us associated to the low pressure over the northern great lakes. what it does is slowly take the
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track with the arrow. it's cut off from the jetstream. there is nothing to push it along. this brings us unsettled weather. it's a good idea to find the umbrellas tonight. the best chance is on wednesday. tuesday and thursday is unsettled. not as much rain. a 60% chance of rain. fortunately the time something good for the weekend. i'll talk about that monica. it's rick, cecily. we'll see you later. the reduced marijuana penalties are in effect in philadelphia. they no longer will end up with a criminal record. the new law signed by mayor michael nutter was in effect at midnight. anyone that is caught with 25 grams or less get a fine or
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community service. man was hit by a septa train on the broad street line. it happened atwa at the walnut d locust street station. no word why he was on that track. how are you matt? >> great. i hope you had a nice weekend as well, rick and monica. we had amtrak track work this afternoon that gave us scattered delays on paoli regional rail lines. that work is resuming to normal service. it camera time on the schuylkill as you round the curve coming westbound away from the vine. it's off side by the off-ramp. the delays are worst.
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it's 11 minutes on the eastbound travel time. washington lane and cheltenham avenue. the speeds are in the teens coming down from route 70. woolwich watch out for a hydro atlantic down. hydroline down. a pillow can find relief for those suffering from acid reflux. a break in the search of a missing college student. the search for hannah graham is straight ahead. "action news at 5:00" will be right back.
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jesse matthew the suspect in custody with the abduction of an university student named hannah group is inducted for a rape in fairfax. this comes as police in virginia may be run step closer in
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solving hannah's disappearance. >> they are looking at this property in central virginia. it could be the body of hannah graham. the college student disappeared from charlottesville university five weeks ago. they have ended the search for graham. over the weekend her parents got the phone call they were dreading. >> this sadly, this investigation -- >> that yous of hours were spent by hundreds of law enforcements and volunteers in an effort to find hannah. we think that perhaps today proved they are worth. >>reporter:they found a skull and a body with a dark pair of
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pants. he was last seen with jesse matthew. they are spotted at a mall 11 miles from where the human remains were found. >> we are not releasing the details. >>reporter:matthew knows the area. he has family nearby. there was another missing college student morgan harrington. her body was found a year later from 2009. there is forensic evidence linking matthew to that case. rick and monica, the see is that there may be possibility was a link. he has not been charged in either of the cases or harrington's case at this point. thank you, sharrie. and drug mistakes are the most common errors. kids are victims more than we think. there is a drug mistake involving a child every 8
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minutes. most by parents and caregivers. errors have risen 10%. the most common mistakes are giving the same dose twice or giving the child someone else's medication for not following a schedule. to protect your child you should tell others when you give that child medication, in the case of daycare write down the structures within an odd-looking pillow would be the thing for acid reflux. it elevates your upper body and keeping you on your left side. it keeps the stomach acid away. a small group of patients said that the pillow dramatically decreased their reflux. the fresh choice food pantry
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opened this morning. it operating like a super mark. the families that qualify get to chose their own food. they are helping families in need of help while putting food at the table. they are remembering a woman that helped to break barriers. she was the first director of the mayor's office of l.g.b.t. affairs. and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and mayor nutter ordered the flags to be flown at half-staff. they have special tribute to to be flown at half-staff. they have special tribute to honor her commitment and and for many, it's a struggle to keep your a1c down. so imagine, what if there was a new class of medicine that
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or increases in cholesterol. do not take invokana® if you have severe kidney problems or are on dialysis or if allergic to invokana® or its ingredients. symptoms of allergic reaction may include rash, swelling, difficulty breathing or swallowing. if you experience any of these symptoms, stop taking invokana® and call your doctor right away or go to the nearest hospital. tell your doctor about any medical conditions, medications you are taking, and if you have kidney or liver problems. using invokana® with a sulfonylurea or insulin may increase risk of low blood sugar. it's time. lower your blood sugar with invokana®. imagine loving your numbers. ask your doctor about invokana®.
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the king of prussia, sears store will shutdown. dick's sporting goods occupies the upper level the store.
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ful there will no longer be the sears store at the mall. it will take affect in the next 12 to 1 18 months. the gas prices continue to fly throughout delaware valley. now we are paying $3.20. last weekend in south jersey $2.99. it has gone down $2.88. a 11¢ drop. in delaware $3.06 now $2.95. they pay an average price below $3 a gallon. outside we look live from sky6 hd. it's clear skies for the most part. cecily tynan has
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welcome back time for accuweather. the big board, cecily tynan is lear. a bit of sun with dreary weather setting in shortly. we are still seeing affiliated sunshine. this a live look from the pagoda. you see the high cirrus clouds
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thicken. earlier today and yesterday not a cloud in the sky. this was sent in by antoinette. it looks like fall. if you have allergies like i do you, you are feeling them like i do. 62. the normal high is 65 degrees. trenton is 59. satellite 6 along with action radar, showing you can see how the clouds are advancing from the southwest. we have scattered showers across the western half of pennsylvania. the reason why there is low pressure. it spinning up across the northern great lakes. what the low pressure does it's cut off from the jetstream. it will slowly dri drift over ud
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out to sea over the next few days. it moved offshore by wednesday night. it begins to lift out to sea by thursday. what it does is keep us in an unsettled air mass. lots of cloud and on-and-off showers. the next three days you see looking at raw computer data a quarter of an inch to three-quarters of an inch. it's not a heavy soaking. the next three days you want it have your umbrella on hand. the best chance of the heavier rain is on wednesday. the clouds thicken. and a few spotty showers late tonight. the cloud cover, it's not cooling off much. the heat that the earth absorbs from the sun can escape in the atmosphere. 53 in philadelphia. 45, millville. the temperatures will not drop into the 30s like they did
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last night. five-day at 5:00, a best chance in the afternoon, sun. and wednesday is the most depressing of the five days. rainy. 58. and friday sunshine is back. 64. and saturday is partly sunny. take care of those allergies, cecily. yeah. okay. a quick break. more news when w
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hello, again. here is what is happening on "action news" monday night. three men, two months and nearly a dozen holdups. they cracked a robbery ring targeting businesses around philadelphia. we have the latest. a confession shocking secret to the police. a widespread investigation is underway. and monica l lewinsky shares
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her story for bullying coming up. one victim was taken to the hospital. that person's condition was unknown. multiple shell casings were found on the pavement here. bringing you more details here in trenton, new jersey am. and two men staging a robbery spree in philadelphia are behind bars. patrick rowe jian chen, and corey lockhart pulled off several robbers in the week wearing disguise. and david henry is outside live in northeast detectives with the details. good evening. >>reporter:good evening, monica. it was