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nervous about the possibility. david henry is live now in old city where negotiations continue. >> reporter: we have word that talks have broken off and they were meeting here at the windham hotel on and off throughout the afternoon, we are told that the talks have ended and things still do not look good and they are still willing to groeshation anything and commuters are stuck in the middle. >> i won't be able to get to work. i need to get to work. every day, if they go on strike that will take my money. >> the transit workers are threatening to take the town to a stand still. willy brown, the head of the union says they have until tomorrow to come up with a fair contract. a strike is looking more and more likely, over 200 volunteers showed up at the union hall last
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night to put together picket line signs that are being distributed around the city. they are on the job without a contract for the last seven months, but the union says they hit the end of the line, they are going backward instead of forward, septa says they have to hold the line on cost but everything is negotiable. they met at noon and exchanges proposals and went back to camp to discuss them and reconvened for face-to-face talks at 1:30, the union agreed to give the public 24 hours notice before striking. they say the union would be stupid to strike before the election next tuesday. the union is backing the union for governor. >> i work for a union, i understand we all understand,
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but it's an inconvenience, you know. >> and inconvenience for a lot of people, the talks have broken off here for the day and both sides say they will be back at the bargaining table tomorrow morning and the union sending strong signals that it is indeed getting ready for a strike. david henry, channel 6 "action news". okay david thank you. we are following a developing story out of wichita canada at least four people are dead after a small plane crashed into a building, look at the video from earlier. king air crash nood a building shortly before noon today. the building is used by flight safety international to train pilots to fly cessna planes only the pilot was on board at the time of the crash and it's not clear how many people were inside of the building that is located at the wichita mid
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continent airport. >> it was horrific, there was heavy smoke on the horizon as you approached the airport for miles, a challenging fire as you might imagine, it appears that the aircraft struck the top of the building and causes some fire to be inside of the building. >> officials have recovered the bodies of four people and we are told that four others are unaccounted for and a search and rescue operation was underway for much of the afternoon today and authorities had to temporarily halt the search when parts of the building collapsed. >> sharrie thank you. back here a local police department is taking steps to protect residents that use websites like craigslist to buy and sell online, nationwide and locally, there are crimes nationwide and some officers in our area have come up with a way
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to prevent the crimes. sara bloomquist is live in conshohocken with the story. >> reporter: rick, this is the conshohocken police department, and now this parking lot and that lobby are considered a safe zone, a well lit monitored place to safely make transactions for items bought and sold online. craigslist for example is a popular internet site to buy and sell almost anything from furniture to cars, some are reluctant to give these online sales sites a try, afraid to meet up with a stranger to make a transaction that typically involves cash. >> now conshohocken police are offering their parking lot as a safe zone, a place to go for anyone from anywhere to meet up and make the final sale. >> i, myself have made a couple
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of purchases, it's a concern when someone shows up at your home or work. come here to the pd to do it. >> in april in hunting park, two men responded to a craigslist add and shot and robbed the victim who was trying to sell his dirt bike and tyrell young of reading responded to a craigslist ad for a bmw and then killed the owner and stole the car, nothing so extreme in conshohocken and police want to keep it that way. their parking lot has 24 hour surveillance and the lobby is open from 8:00 until 4:00 each day. >> hopefully it catches on and people start to use it. >> i would. there is police there. and cameras up front. >> police here in conshohocken got the idea from elsewhere in the country. it's believed to be the first such safe zone here in our area.
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police see it has a way to weed out people up to no good. that is probably somebody you don't want to do business with. i'm sara bloomquist, channel 6 "action news." >> all right sara thank you. accuweather tonight tracking a change in the forecast as we move closer to alcohol one. things could cool a bit more. cecily tynan is outside of the studios with the latest. >> a beautiful fall day with lots of sunshine and you definitely need a jacket. we have cooled off a lot from earlier this week. we hit a high of 76 degrees and yesterday 70 and today our high so far 60 degrees, only 2 degrees below average. this is pretty close to where we should be for this time of year. currently in philadelphia, it's 58 degrees and there is cooler air to the north and west and chicago 50 degrees and look over
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bismark, north dakota, it's 37 degrees, that is the air mass moving in over the weekend, satellite 6 along with action radar showing clouds associated with that, what is going on is low pressure near chicago and a trailing cold front and this is what will be consolidating off the eastern seaboard over the weekend, not only will it bring us cold, windy weather, it brings us showers for the first half of your weekend, for the evening planner, no problem with showers, it's dry at 7:00, 55 and 9:0051 and by 10:00 down to 50 degrees. it will be seasonably cool tonight and if you need a jacket when you head out. it will be a cool alcohol halloween and a damp saturday and we replace the showers with high winds. we'll talk about that coming up in the full accuweather forecast. >> thank you. stay on top of the changing
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weather situation with our new, visit for the storm tracker radar and the hourly and seven-day forecast and our collection of weather related photos and videos. in other news tonight a fast moving fire caused damage to a buck county home this morning, the flames broke out at 7:00 a.m., at the 1,000 block of croyden avenue, crew as rived to find a heavy fire and they called in other companies to assist. everyone was able to get out of the home safely. time right now for a check of the "action news" traffic report thursday night. matt pellman is in the traffic center with a look at the commute home. >> we are speeding toward friday and not speeding home on the schuylkill expressway, it's a slow go here in both directions in king of prussia, westbound not helping us out. attracting some attention, the
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eastbound travel time, even a minute worse at this point. should be 5 or 6 minutes instead it's 11 from the tolls to the blue route, and on northbound 95 into the city, a couple of issues didn't help us out and the police activity at 11 and and poplar a good spot to avoid. i guess we'll check it again rick and monica in the next half hour. >> thank you. >> more to come on "action news" tonight. the first trial of a human vaccine for ebola is about to get underway. ali gorman has the details next. also wal-mart might rule out a bargain for shoppers this holiday season, the program they are considering coming up. >> check back in with meteorologist, cecily tynan, "action news" at 5:00 will be right back.
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nurse tracy hickox is defying maine's quarantine for
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people that treated ebola patients. she says it's a violation of her civil rights and maine officials plan to go to court to keep her confined to her home against her will. she recently returned home from sierra leone after treating patients. she was quarantined in new jersey toward three days. the controversy over the nurse and the fear over ebola in the u.s. continues to have an impact. lets get the latest from ali gorman at the big board. >> reporter: maine is just one of many states sparking controversy over quarantine rules. in louisiana they told doctors to stay away from a medical conference if they went to african country or treated ebola patients in the last three weeks. meanwhile, in switzerland the
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largest ebola vaccine test is underway, people have volunteered, and the results should be available by december and in west africa, officials say that liberia is making process but the crisis in sierra leone seems to be getting worse. >> ebola must die. >> local volunteers in southwest philadelphia said a prayer as they loaded donated gloves and masks and other supplies on to a shipping container on their way to west africa, more is needed not just medical gear but basics like food, water and blankets. also today for parents, especially if you have kids in college, a new vaccine to protect against meningitis type b, the type that sparked an
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outbreak at princeton university last year. and is blamed for the death of a drexel students, they targeted other strains in the bacteria but not the b strain, about 40% of the cases are from the b strain and a similar vaccine approved overseas was given to students in princeton as a money measure. the vac soon approved today is called true menva. will it get given to all students or those just entering college, the new vaccine takes three doses, the vaccine that is already recommended for students takes to doses that is five shots. i'll continue to follow this story and let you know the final recommendations. >> thank you ali. federal and local officials are spreading awareness for carbon monoxide safety today. it kicked off at engine 49 in
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south philadelphia. mayor michael nutter and local elementary school students joined with the consumer product safety commission to get out of the word, they reminded people to get a carbon monoxide detector. have you ever had a close call with a septa bus? tonight at 11:00, drivers sounded the alarm, they say it's placing pedestrians in danger every single day. how many deaths does it take before someone says septa do something about your safety issue. >> we'll show you shocking foot able of these buses striking pedestrians that came into their path and don't miss this exclusive investigation tonight only on "action ne this is ceo tom macarthur's world.
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wal-mart is considering expanding a program that would match prices with online competitors. they currently match prices from brick and mortar stores and are
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considering expanding that to online stores like they want to determine how much money they could lose if the program goes nationwide. laundry workers in philadelphia say they are victims of workplace abuse and wage theft. the joint board for workers united. announced a class action lawsuit at city hall today it's against olymp olympic linen and laundry service at the hyatt hotel. they say they are getting less than minimum wage and not paid for overtime and they announced the clean philly campaign to end these types of problems in the business. we reached out to olympic for a comment but they did not return our call. now 11 homes in fairmount park, the homes are energy star
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certified. though were built with so many energy saving tools, they could save homeowners $20,000 over the next 30 years, the builder
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time now for accuweather at the "action news" big board. cecily tynan is keeping an eye on the temperatures and it's starting to feel autumnal. >> autumnal that is a big word you are using there. impress your friends and use the word atumal like rick. from reading pennsylvania, you can see cumulous clouds developed in the morning and with this cloud cover should be another beautiful sunset and the sunsetting at 6:01 daylight savings time and it will be setting earlier come sunday, and temperatures definitely autumnal. and wilmington 55 and millville 57 and sea isle city 58 degrees, satellite 6 along with action radar showing the cold front that moved through yesterday stalled offshore and this area of moisture developing along that, that is a surface of low
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pressure and that will join forces with another upper level low up across the upper midwest and this has energy with it and cold air streaming down from canada so the weekend, it's going to be cold and the first half of the weekend will be on the wet side. future tracker showing lots of sunshine and what will happen through the day though, we begin to get an easterly flow, this pulls in more clouds from the ocean mainly along the coast and all in all, the trick or treat forecast looking pretty nice, perhaps drizzle at the shore mostly cloudy. not a great day for skimpy costumes, by 9:00 it drops down to 50 degrees, future tracker showing over the weekend, saturday morning at 8:00, a good shrug of moisture, we start the
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day wet but the entire weekend will not be a washout. behind that the winds are picking up. a little bit of cloud cover and 35 in reading and philadelphia 45 degrees and dover, 41 degrees, the five-day at 5:00, for your halloween, morning sunshine and increasing clouds, again drizzle is possible at the shore, 58 degrees and saturday is cool and damp with showers, especially the first half of the day we fall back saturday night and daylight savings time ends and windchills in the 30s at times and up to 57 degrees and election day looks good at 65 degrees. we'll talk about if the trend continues in 15 minutes.
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no skimpy costum costumes. preschoolers when wild for words, they participated in an event, schools from 15 states had a simultaneous vocabulary lesson. it was mr. tiger goes wild. >> we'll take a quick break.
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"action news" continues. >> hello again, here is what is happening on "action news" tonight. a new app that allows drivers to sell their highly coveted parking spots has made it to philadelphia and one lawmaker is trying to put the breaks on it and it could mean life or death for a person that overdoses on heroin. and one man is trying to regain the congressional seat once held by his father and the other is trying to keep the seat he held for 20 years, we'll preview the
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second congressional race out of new jersey. now the details, finding a parking space in philadelphia is like finding gold, once you have one you often don't want to let it go unless it's for a price. a new mobile app that lets private citizens do just that. it got the attention of drivers and a councilman, he says it's illegal and potentially dangerous. john rawlins has more on the issue. >> you are kidding me? >> yes. >> you can sell your parking space to somebody. >> martin brawn reacting to the app that allows you to sell your parking space with another person with the app that is planning to leave the parking space, a quick check of the app found one near 11th and chestnut and the other near 12 and and carpenter. >> wow it seem