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fox 29's chris o'connell joins us outside the center city hotel where negotiations are taking place. chris? >> reporter: well, iain, talks are deadlocked tonight but they are still continuing after a dinner break at this hour. that is good news for the hundreds of thousands of commuters who are dealing with a strike on day three. take look behind me. this is a hotel where they're dealing... beth sides are meeting tonight as commuters dealing with the paralyzing effects of this transit strike. septa brass, union leaders, ring nearly 5,000 transit workers have been hold up here at the sheraton for the past three days. both sides still fighting over pension, over wages, over worker break. meanwhile, this major traffic jams throughout the city, the strike is now causing, commuters just trying to stay calm trying to navigate through this mess. the streets filled not just with cars but with lots of bikes, skateboards, many walkers. we spoke with some of those frustrated commuters trying to make it home on day three of the
strike. >> this is horrible. taking me 40 minutes just to get the kids to school and around in traffic and just -- it's just really bad. i mean, hopefully septa settles soon. >> the traffic is seems like it's double the traffic these days, and, you know, you got to make arrangements to take the kids to school. people to work. definitely affecting of one. >> reporter: again, both sides still meeting at hotel conference rooms. a couple floors above me at this point. there has been no movement. no statement from either side since about 11:00 o'clock this morning. i am told if a strike does end, it would take transit workers several hours to get back on the job. but right now, that is not a reality as both sides meeting to try to prevent this strike from going into a day four. iain, lucy? >> all right, thank you very much, chris o'connell. if the september tra strike continues as chris o'connell said possibly into day four, be sure to start your day with "good day philadelphia". you know bob kelly will help you
get through the confusion and on your way to work. and if we are aren't on the air monitor us online mocks 29.com for the latest breaking details on the septa strike and negotiations to try and end it. you decide 2016 the biggest, big name democrats are flocking to philadelphia on monday hillary clinton campaign chosen philly as the place to hold her last major rally before voter vs head to the polls on tuesday much it's a big deal. her husband and daughter, president obama and the first lady will all join her. where is that rally at? not clear yet but it's kicking off at 7:00 at night. >> it was donald trump's family stumping in our area today. melania trump was in berwyn at the main shrine sports center she vowed to fight for women and children if her husband wins the leck. mrs. trump spoke about being an immigrant from slovenia when she met her husband for the first time. >> for this country something we immediately shared when i met donald. he loves this country and he
knows how to get things done. not just talk. he certainly knows how to shake things up, doesn't gentlemen. [ applause ] >> this was her first time on the campaign trail for her husband since the gop conventi convention. donald trump counted on his wife to win over voter today's, hillary clinton called on president obama. >> the commander in chief encouraged people to get on out and vote in florida. president spoke at a rally in jacksonville urged voters to cast their ballots fort former secretary of state. meanwhile clinton was in north carolina a must win state for her to reach the needed 270 electoral votes. while she attacked trauma hoop was on the trail in florida, he kept hammering away at clinton's e-mail investigation. >> his instinct is to say whatever pops into his head no matter how wrong he is. he can't help himself. is this someone we want to put in charge of our military? no! >> she shouldn't be a loud to run based on the e-mail scandals and all -- okay. so let me ask you this question. i've never done this before.
will justice be done or not? >> trump got some help on the trail today in iowa. senator ted cruz stumped with vp nominee mike penn but never did mention the top of the ticket in his remarks. to that tight race for senate in pennsylvania now. republican senator pat toomey stopped by good day this morning. mike and alex pressed the senator on a question he's been repeatedly criticized for not answering whether he'll vote for donald trump. >> i have lot of problems with donald trump i've been very public about criticisms when i've disagreed with him and i said so. on the other hand i think he would sign legislation that would be constructive if attorney become president like repeal of obama care and maybe -- >> you're running out of time. >> five days left. you got to make decision. >> i don't think they opened the polls yet. >> too many mow said he will probably announce who he will vote for before election day. then he went on to say he hoped voters fast their ballots for him. fox 29 has reached out to democratic candidate katie
mcginty to appear on "good day philadelphia". we are waiting to hear back from her on when that could happen. let's check in with fox 29 weather authority. it was a lovely day. >> it was pretty good. little muggy a little warm. i love that this time of year. >> you can feel it in the air even late last after the wonderful world series, 1am, 4:00 a.m. when we were arriving home you would feel that humidity. ultimate doppler showing moisture from the atmosphere this is the cold front that we've been waiting for and it is moving through the i-95 corridor with some spotty showers breaking up in the lower part of bucks county heading across the river at this point and also southern chester county near 476 and chester you will see some spotty showers and some imbedded thunder showers in there as we well. as night falls across the delaware valley, these were our high temperatures in atlantic city tying the record of 81. wilmington breaking the record of 78. with a new high of 81. elsewhere quiet warm with philadelphia topping off at 72 degrees. ultimate doppler showing the clouds and the showers behind this clearing skies cooler
temperatures. 60s to the north and we have inn clueing the i-95 corridor and you can see 53 in the poconos still 72 degrees in dover. this evening, it will be around 65 degrees at 7:00 o'clock with a spotty shower. cloudy and breezy by 9:00 and turning notably cooler by 11:00 o'clock with a temperature of vick degrees. now coming up with that seven day forecast we'll talk more about this cool down moving our way. the wind will be getting gusty which is typical in november. and a sunny stretch which is most unusual for this time of year. see you later in the broadcast. >> already, kathy, thanks. josh huff was released by the eagles today just a day after the team said that troubled wide out wouldn't even be suspended. vice-president of football operations howie roseman said the team made the decision after 48 hours of fact finding regarding huff's arrest on the walt will man bridge on tuesday. eagles have been concerned about multiple off the field incidents involving huff before tuesday's arrest. sean bell is going to have player reaction to the gun culture in the nfl coming up later in sports. major blow to penn state
university. us department of education slammed the school with an almost $2.5 million fine for violating a law an reporting campus crimes and warning students. this is tied to the sex abuse against former football coach jerry sandusky. it is the largest fine issued under the clergy act. penn state says it's reviewing the findings. well, a second teenager has surrendered in a shooting in rhett 10 house care last month. prosecutors charged 18-year-old nasir with attempted murder and robbery. 17-year-old faces charges for shooting a 39 year old man. police say that man was actually trying to keep the two teens from robbing someone even though he got shot over and over again he did survive. parents in south jersey want some answers from their kids schools after testing found lead in the water fountains at five schools in the cherry hill district. >> tests were part of a statewide initiative to test all schools across the state. fox 29's dave kinchen is in cherry hill. dave, do we know how extensive
this problem is. >> reporter: not just yet. we do know that lot of this lead was found in areas with drinking fountains and also where food is prepared. we know a five school so far but the big question is, how much longer will this go on and also how many other schools could be impacted? >> i was shocked and obviously disgusted by it. >> reporter: frustration from cherry hill parents who learned of lead found in the water systems of schools like brett heart elementary. >> it's upsetting to know, um, so hopefully they'll just fix it. >> reporter: parents are also unhappy with the way they found out. >> what was your first reaction? >> that we should have known first before it got leak to do a news story. >> it is concerning 'cause my daughter, my oldest daughter has been here for a few years and just went to middle school. my youngest is still here and i think they should have been on top of this a long time ago. we pay a lot in real estate taxes for the school board and i think they should have been testing this more frequently.
>> reporter: heart along with johnson, mann, sharp and woodcrest elementary schools all tested above the led action level or above the desired level in nine water outlets of the schools involve. according to this letter posted online, from the superintendent of cherry hill public schools. but some parents did not get it yet. >> disappointment mostly that it was allowing to this long non one picked up on it sooner. >> my son was concerned about, you know, what does this mean and i just explained to him there could be bad things in the water that can hurt you so drink water, bottled water and then wait until you get home. >> reporter: is he frightened by that. >> he was upset by it. >> we did ask school leaders to talk on camera but did not hear back. the superintendent says in the letter "our school system is committed to protecting student, teacher and staff health and safety" high lead levels can be especially dangerous to children under six but the district says it's bringing in remediation teams to clean it all up. >> my kids takes bottles of water to school every day but they refill it from the water
fountains so today we took a bottle water and an extra bottle water and i told them not to drink any of the water. >> reporter: we do want to reiterate we did reach out to school district administrators invited them to speak on camera about this. we have not yet heard back that letter from the superintendent does say they will continue to check also the middle and high school test log continue throughout the rest of the year. back to you, lucy. >> thanks much, david kipp chen. big brothers, big sisters one of the country's oldest mentoring programs. it's now teaming up with philadelphia's finest. how organizers hope it will bridge the gap between young people and police. after spending more than a month in the hospital, a wilmington firefighter is fina finally home. how his fellow firefighters made sure it was a hero's welcome. >> sean. one of josh huff's now former teammates talks about the gun culture in the nfl and another major star in philadelphia let go. this one we all expected. that's coming up later in sports.
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♪ children across our area will soon have new role models to look up. big brothers and big sisters is pairing children with philadelphia police officers they'll serve as mentors to the children and hang out with them weeing at schools part of an effort to improve the relations between police and the communi community. >> true hero left wilmington hospital today nearlying is weeks after a deadly fire that killed two of his colleagues. firefighter brad speakman back home with his family tonight. >> dawn timmeney was there as he left crozer chester medical center in delaware counsel too. >> reporter: the smile on brad speakman's face says it all. the wilmington firefighter leaving crozer chester hospital to cheering crowd after being critically injured fighting a deadly fire. >> a long sick weeks. >> speakman suffered burns to 30% of his body after a floor collapsed while battling back flames as they ripped through the row home on september 24t
september 24th. >> i don't even know if i have the words, you know. i just can't wait to get home and be able to spend time with my family. i'm looking forward to seeing my seven and my five-year-old, you know, i wasn't able to really see them. >> reporter: speakman's wife lauren was by his side as he was wheel out. she said it's the first time in 41 days she's had real smile on her face. >> we are very grateful to have him here. we can't thank everybody enough for everything they've done. >> my whole four fighter has been mazing. i wouldn't have been able to do without them. >> reporter: two firefighters died in the fire. captain christopher leach and lieutenant giroux fickes did not make it out alive. senior firefighter artis hope is still hospitalized after critical burns to over 70% of her body. speakman says the tragedy is something he will carry with h him. >> i remember it every day. i'll remember it every day for the rest of my life. >> reporter: but today was a day to smile, a day to celebrate, and move forward. >> it's real up lifting. it will help the spirits of a lot of our guys. hopefully this is a start of,
you know, getting arty out as well. >> it was quite the hero's tribute as speakman left the hospital. his release completa fire police and fire escort to his home. >> he has a great foundation of support. >> speakman has long road ahead of him but says he plans to return to the wilmington fire department as soon as he's able. the fire chief says arty hope is showing signs of improvement and the department continues to plan with her. dawn timmeney fox 29 news. >> fox 29 weather authority now. >> yes. >> yes. i think the november outlook is a little warm, isn't it? kathy? >> it is. >> okay. thank you. >> you're on that train. >> i am. >> i am, too. i'll tell you ultimate doppler showing some showers. a few thunder showers but they are few and far between. this is all associated with a cold front. but not a lot of cold air behind it. we'll take a zoom in and one cell in particular in chester is
moving toward the southeast so heavy rain associated with this will go over the river and heading toward 295 in gibbstown and also paulsboro if you live in that area you may hear a quick rumble of thunder then it will be moving out just as fast it move in. take look life the platt bridge looking good traffic moving along skies are clearing. temperatures still comfortable in the 60s. winds out of the west southwest at 9 miles an hour. and those temperatures will continue to cool down as cool high pressure system builds in from the north and west. so temperatures already in the 50s, well to the north. and some 40s in southeastern canada. and that will be in our future over the next 24 to 48 hours. this the surface scenario. high pressure builds off the coast we allow this front to move through. on the back side of it it's a new air mass refreshing it's dry but some winds will be moving in as high pressure tries to replace this low pressure system that is departing off the coast. so high pressure brings in some gusty winds. winds will gust to about 30 miles an hour tomorrow afternoon. but this high is so strong that's going to stick around for
while. after that moves 32, another one will build. this is unusual. scott and i looking at the numbers and the weather maps this afternoon and he's going to explain why this is so. i'm liking it though scott. >> hi there, kathy. yeah we're talking about that big area of high pressure that moves in behind that frontal boundary, not a lot of moisture but certainly some drier air as we take look at the water vapor imagery. in that area of high pressure, as we focus in on those computer mod did he over the neck several days, look at the high it will be prominent and dominant not only for us, but much of the eastern seaboard and also for folks out west. as we move toward next week, election day, look at the national map. pretty quiet. maybe some rain along the gulf coast. but that's about it. it looks like no major problems for election day next week. for us, our rainfall chances over the next several days really slim to none as we head toward the weekend. and look at election day. a 0% chance kathy of some rain that pattern could hold into
next week as well. >> that's amazing. because when you think about it we're talking about through mid november it's going to stay mild. as you look behind me just a beautiful evening in wilmington as temperatures will be falling into the 40s and into the 50's overnight tonight. in the city going down to 49. in the suburbs 45. a cool breeze tomorrow you feel the impact of northerly westerly wind gusting to 25 maybe 30. the temperatures make it to 61 of course daylight saving time ends on sunday. sunset will be at 4:52 as you turn those clocks back one hour early sunday morning. your seven day forecast from the weather authority looks good. saturday near exec, the same sunday, monday. good out the vote tuesday. wednesday 64. thursday 62 degrees residential for this same of year. november is not always like this enjoy it. hey, sean. >> the eagles dealing with everything but football right now. >> i know right. >> four-three. you got to your franchise
winning quarterback. it seems like we haven't talked about any of that the last couple of days good distractions all over the place. >> guys messing up, distractions josh huff getting the boo. how woe roseman talks about the team reversing their decision from yesterday, plus eagles players talk about the gun culture in the nfl of the one of the guys explains why some feel like they need guns at all times. that can't be real. that's coming up next in sports. she ate like a pig. trump has said and done... you can do anything.
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apparently, he had several off the field incidents before his arrest on tuesday. so that may have been the final straw. earlier today howie roseman spoke on the decision. >> when you look at the timeline from tuesday to now, um, we were continuing to gather information, um, we didn't want to just rely on media reports. we want to be thoughtful in how we're making this decision, and so all day yesterday we really spending a lot of time through last night and into this morning when we finally made the final decision. >> huff released a statement after being released apologizing and promising to do better. one of the main issues from huff's interview yesterday which probably got him released was that he said most players carry guns. today otis mc kell ham tried to explain why a lot of players feel that need. >> somebody google's your name they see how much you worth and of course people don't have that
much or of course you're accustom to people may see you as a target and may want to come after you or whatever. that's why some guys have guns. some guys have family, some guys have kids. they have wives and stuff they have to protect. >> to be clear he did not say he carries guns or even approves of it. he just explained why some players might. we'll talk more about this in actually get into some if the ball on "game day live" sunday at 10am then a special fox 29 post game report after the game. we all saw this coming. phillies made it official. the phils bought out ryan howard's crack declining his 2017 option but still get a nice little going away present. $10 million to be exact. howard's last guy to leave from that 2000 world series team. after winning the world series this year the cubs head home flew back to chicago that night. went to wrigley field and at 5am
the parade and everyone was still partying. one was there to greet them. the parade will be tomorrow and everybody will be off the chain. okay. that city was lit. everyone will be going crazy. 1908. >> i know. >> i know. >> great stories where one guy went for his grant father's grave and watched the game the there. >> oh, my goodness. >> my gosh. >> beautiful stories. you see other people 80, 90 years old and -- >> crying. >> celebrating, crying. beautiful stories for the cubs. >> i love it. >> great game. epic. >> epic seven game. >> tonight at 10 a parent struggle is about to have a seizure. it's heartbreak to go watch. her dad knows what she needs to be happy and now he's fighting any and everybody to get it. >> that does it for us here at 6:00. that is a really powerful story joyce evans will share. we'll see you back here at 10:00. have a great night. inside edition is up next.
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