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nightclub owner matt bendik, boyfriend of glee star becca tobin, an autopsy failed to determine what caused his death, on thursday, inside of a room at the monaco hotel, on independent mall. >> nothing suspicious at this point, no foul play at this point. >> reporter: an employee found 31 year-old bendik unconscious on his bed, medics responding from this center city station attempting to save his life. >> they attempted to perform cpr and checked vital signs and pronounced at 1:17 yesterday afternoon. >> reporter: police say he was on a business trip and not accompanied to philadelphia had been socializing the evening before, to sample the night life here, and, at the time there were no indications of any problem. >> he is supposed to be here on business, what business, i don't know, but he was speaksed to be here on some type of business. >> reporter: officials here at medical examiner's office says because the autopsy was inconclusive, toxicology tests
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will now be performed, meaning the cause of the death most likely will not be known, for some several weeks. >> once that returns, then central detectives will know which way to go in terms of direction of their investigation. >> reporter: so for now the case will continue to be classified as a sudden death, as of right now, in comment from representatives of bendik family or from representatives of the tobin's family. live from independent mall, i'm walt hunter, cbs-3 "eyewitness news". >> all right walt, thanks very much. now to a serious accident that happened just a couple hours ago on route 206, in southampton burlington county. chopper three was over the scene, to capture the aftermath there, two vehicles involved here, and a suv that was pulling a camper. one child was air lifted from the scene at the hospital, although that child's condition was not the yet known. it is unclear what caused that crash. afternoon fire gutted this home in upper darby delaware
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county, chopper three over 400 block of croyden road as fire fighters cut holes in the roof to ventilate the smoke, heat from inside. we are told that no one there was injured. >> taking a look at the weather, it is a fabulous friday across the area. "eyewitness news" in spring garden where people were out and about enjoying beautiful weather. meteorologist kathy orr was outside on the cbs-3 sky deck with the first weekend at the week ahead. >> it feels warm out here, guess contact plenty of blue skies, a few fair weather clouds, very nice evening on tap. on storm scan three we are looking at mostly, clear skies across the region. there are a few showers popping up. we have a front along the delaware bay and a sea breeze creating some spotty showers, over millville and now heading towards the river and parts of the cape may county. another cell is just to the south of dearfield and moving south east. they will in the last that long ten or 15 minutes and they should dissipate in the next hour or so.
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as we lose that day time heating. >> speaking of daytime heating, in philadelphia just bounced up to 89 degrees, our high so far for the day. millville 82. 83 degrees right now in allentown. down the shore a little more comfortable we will go there for relief and we have it. margate 75. sea isle seven 46789 ocean water temperatures still chilly at 66. this evening temperature fall in the 80's, skies will be moon lit by 11 with a temperature of 76 degrees. coming up we are looking at the weekend forecast, there are some storms to talk about and super moon returns. kate will explain that coming up later in the broadcast, for now, back to you. tonight a camden mother is speaking out after conviction of the man murdered her son and raped her daughter. dropped have of all charges. that violence happened in september 2012 on a home than wear street. prosecutors say that riveria slash the throat of the six year-old dominic, as he tried
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to help his 12 year-old sister. her throat was also slashed. she was able to break free to get help. >> dominic's memory will be around him, how strong he was to face this monster, animal that he is, you know, and justice was than. justice was served. >> riveria faces life in prison when sentenced in october. also tonight, police make an arrest in the cold case in camden, three two-year old tina cruz was taken in custody at home hundreds of miles away in jacksonville, florida. he is charge in the 2012 stabbing death. the recently police coiled case unit was instrumental in making that arrest. >> the etiology that under opinions opinions what we are trying to do here is to have someone, some of the best, brightest, most experienced investigators that we have, to apply the time that we have, to closing out cases, that we believe, are right there on the verge.
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>> arrangements are underway to bring cruz back to new jersey. well, now to the escalating crisis in the middle east, palestinian tonight say that hundreds of israeli air strikes have killed at least, hundred people and wounded 600 more. israel, of course, has been targeted by more than 500 rocket attacks from gaza, just this week alone and they have resulted in several injuries but no deaths. "eyewitness news" reporter steve paterson tells us that there is support for both sides of this conflict, in philadelphia. >> reporter: as rockets scream abroad, tensions build at home. friday, two philadelphia rallies, on either side of the debate of the israeli palestinian conflict. >> unaudible. >> reporter: spark with the murders of three israeli teens, ignited with revenge killings, and now rocket barrages, air strikes. >> this is not an israeli issue but a humanitarian
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issue. >> reporter: several people, at pro israeli rallies have family in the conflict area where the constant fear of bombard. is now upon us. >> every single time i hear there is a rocket my heart stops, my heart stops. i don't know what happened to my sisters. >> those responsible for their pain, hamas, have taken them hostage, using them as human shields. they are the ones responsible for their pain. >> reporter: both sides represented later in the afternoon in pro palestinian rally broke out much of the same energy, much of the same rhetoric. >> just genocide and in the a war. >> reporter: supporters say over number whelming number of air strikes led to the death of more than a hundred people. >> women and kids, that is a shame for israelis to be killing kids and women, we want this to stop. everybody live in peace. >> reporter: only thing both groups can agree on is piece have the in san francisco, steve paterson for cw. three "eyewitness news". stay with "eyewitness
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news" as we continue to track escalating violence in the middle east, get latest on the israeli/palestinian crisis on our web site at cbs philly.com. two men died in a violent overnight in north philadelphia five three-year old michael ago lar was beaten to death outside his home on fair hill street in the fair hill neighborhood. a male was seen running from that scene, a short time later police were called to north waterloo street for a double shooting. they found a 36 year-old man and 21 year-old man with gunshot wound. the 36 year-old died at the hospital. the 21 year-old is in critical condition. >> fortunately, we did find several, private, surveillance cameras, in the area, where the shooting took place, so, hopefully, these cameras, recorded something that can help us with our investigation. >> tonight police are searching for suspects and a motive, in both cases. a philadelphia man is under arrest charged with ten counts of possessing child pornography, 81 year-old raymond ellis was arrested
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wednesday after an under cover investigation led police to search his apartment. ellis is being held on $25,000 bail. well, pennsylvania budget is now signed, but it is now become a big campaign issue in the race for governor. democrat tom wolf made a stop in norristown montgomery county today. our matt rivers was there and says he took the opportunity to criticize republican governor tom corbett. >> reporter: it was baseball and budget talks in norristown on friday as democrat tom wolf toured chandler bats a successful baseball bat company in montgomery county. >> the front runner, remains one day after governor tom corbett signed pennsylvania's new budge net to law. strongly criticized wolf, democrats and republicans for not including pension reform in this years budget. >> it is time to stop talking around the edges and inact meaningful reform. >> reporter: corbett says it is necessary to close pennsylvania's $1.6 billion budget gap but his challenger says criticizing the legislator is not the
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waste to achieve reform. >> that is in the a way the governor should behave, especially with his own party. >> reporter: wolf offered no specific solution though when asked how he would change the system. in a new attack ad governor corbett pounded. while wolf has in the yet released an ad that will change soon. the race will be one of the most watched nationwide and millions will be spent on both sides, to try to take the governor's mansion, expect budget issues to remain top of mind throughout the campaign, not the least of which will be education funding. before wolf left the bat company here in norristown we asked him if he supports the spending $2 a tax cigarette tax in philadelphia that with go towards funding public schools. he wouldn't directly answer the the question though saying it is regrettable that philadelphians have to make that choice in the first place. we're in norristown, matt rivers, cbs-3 "eyewitness news". we have big news from the sports world today, nba superstar lebron james is heading back home to cleveland. after four years and two
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championshipness miami, james decided to return to the team that drafted him the cavilers. he played his first seven seasons there before famously taking his talents to south beach, miami. this was scene in cleveland just after the news broke this morning. fans seemingly forgiving lebron's unpleasant departure back in 2010. we're tracking lebron james watch, been a good time on social media today, that is for sure and when news broke facebook and twitter just exploded. >> it is a lot of things to say. cheryl has an interesting take on our facebook page. sort of like breaking up with your girlfriend and she leaves you for someone else and then decides hey you weren't so bad after all and then wants to come back. it is never the same again. vicky was not shock. no surprise. he has been hinting on his twitter and instagram picks of him and his family spending time in cleveland. >> welshing we want to know what you think. join the conversation, connect with us on cbs philly facebook page and twitter page, and we will have much more on the
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impact of lebron's decision later on in sports. also, on the way at 6:00 raising the the rate, what it will cost to attend one of pennsylvania's most famous colleges. kathy? in weather we are looking at a few spotty showers through south jersey, other than that we are gearing up for improving conditions, for the weekend, and a few storms to talk about we will have that in the seven day coming up. and he serves his country in one of the most bloody battles of world war two and today a local man is finally honored for his bravery.
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a round table discussion on education brings the secretary of education to philadelphia arnold duncan joined mayor nutter at community college of philadelphia today. he says city schools are under funded but there is not much he can do secretary called on the pennsylvania legislature to adopt the cigarette tax, to help fun the schools. well, penn state university student will pay more in tuition, next year. today the penn state board of trustees, approved an average tuition increase, of 2.7 percent. the average in state undergraduate will pay $27,200
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a year. the board, blames cuts in state funding, for that increase. well, a big honor for camden county veteran who for the for this country during world war two. >> eye witt pest news in cherry hill as edward mar teen owe was presented with the camden county service medal and state combat medal. he served as amen of the 309 combat, 309 combat engineers and for the in the bolt of the bulge. he was wounded in that fight but his bravery earned him a purple heart. camden county service medal was create todd honor men and women who made country proud through their bravery and service. well, congratulations. >> yes. >> weekend is upon us, we are hoping for nice wet tore get out and enjoy it, kathy. >> absolutely, a big vacation week a fourth was just a week ago so folks continuing that vacation until at least tomorrow or maybe beginning yours tomorrow, we are looking at a very nice saturday, getting underway a lot going on this weekend including the
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super moon, kate will have more on that coming up. lets take a look outside and show you what is going on down the the shore, look at those people. chris may, i think i see your family getting ice cream. ocean city cape may county looking good. it is pack. it will be even busier tonight, of course, these are big weeks down the shore. you have to love it. our live neighborhood network takes us to the beach patrol headquarters in margate. i was there yesterday and it was, pouring. we were visiting lucy, thankfully, dodging the rain drops, still a few folks out on the beach, why leave. the temperature is 71 degrees. we have a nice breeze, from the ocean east northeast, the waves look good, sun, surf and sand, we will focus in before we get to fall. high temperatures today ranging from 82 from the airport to 89 in philadelphia, and allentown, 86 degrees today which is seasonal for this time of the year. storm scan three we have a few showers popping up, frontal boundary over the bay and sea
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breeze pushing in with that easterly win creating a few pop up showers. that is not lasting very long, this one moving south on 322, this system moving a little bit to the south toward upper dearfield but they will be losing their strength as that sun does get lower in the skies and we get towards evening. in philadelphia we are at our maximum 89 degrees, 73 millville with the shower passing through earlier, atlantic city 78. wildwood checking in at 75. high pressure will guide our weather tomorrow, with a beautiful afternoon, it will be mostly sunny, humidity will be okay, in the so bad, high temperature well in the 80's. then sunday we will watch this cold front dive down from the great lakes, bringing us a chance of the late day shower or storm but i think we will get most of the day in if not all before we will see those storms pop up north and west of the city. high temperature will be in the 80's. that front is slow to clear, the more showers, and thunderstorms are expect, at least through next monday and
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tuesday. for your saturday down the shore sunny, warm humid, high of 78 degrees. uv index at eight. it will be high. pack the sun screen. sunday partly sunny and breeze a head of that front. wind southerly. high temperature going for 82 degrees. looking good. in the poconos, a stellar saturday, 82 and mostly sunny. scattered shower and storms sunday. and then monday more showers and storms. moon lit skies tonight, beautiful viewing of our super moon, low of 68 degrees. during the day on the saturday mostly sunny and pleasant, warming up fast with those deep blue skies, little bit of humidity and on the eyewitness weather seven day forecast and shore cast sunday stray thunderstorm. more stormy and more humid, on monday and tuesday, and huge change, as this cool air mass dives down from can inadequacies, wednesday, thursday and friday. we will feel the difference. it will be very comfortable almost like september. well, i mentioned the super moon and clear skies,
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tonight will be perfect viewing to keep your eye to the sky tonight, meteorologist kate billow, shows us what you can expect to see. >> thanks, kathy. clear skies tonight will make excellent viewing conditions for this, this being, of course, a super moon, this was last super man we had here in the philadelphia area last june, june 23rd of 2013. lot at this great shot over from city hall to that big beautiful bright moon in the sky. let talk about what exactly is the super moon and why did we care? what makes it different from a regular moon. super mean occurs once a year this year it will occur three times in the summer, one tonight into tomorrow, within gannon august 10th and then gannon september 9th. it will be at full point early tomorrow morning out of 7:25 a.m. so tonight and tomorrow night it will look beautiful in the sky. super moon means it is closest point to the earth making it appear, larger than other full moons we see during the year. the great conditions tonight, and then again tomorrow night. get outside and do some moon
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gazing. reporting from the digital center i'm meteorologist kate billow for cbs-3 eyewitness news. you may have to get up earlier tomorrow or early just to see it at 7:30 in the morning. you don't to have get up overnight. you will see it tonight and tomorrow during the day but that is when it is at its fullest and then again tomorrow night. >> get them all excited. >> super moon. >> sound fun. >> thanks, kathy. good evening, everyone. we have some super problems on i-95. traveling on i-95 in the northbound direction approaching the commodore barry bridge, we have a serious vehicle accident taking out left-hand lane. take a look there that hirsch at position right at the median, so if you are traveling on the north bound side of i-95 heading out of delaware this will set you back, looking right here, you can tell that cars are really stopping with the big gaper delay as well so give yourself more time. heading down the shore, just note walt whitman bridge will be slow. once you get to the 42 freeway
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you are slow again approaching the atlantic city expressway. when you get there eastbound delay southbound slow on the parkway, we are slow southbound on, route 47, as well. as we take a look at our wide speed sensors are low, 23 is your average on 95, traveling path turnpike, watch out for eastbound delays, sluggish between valley forge and mid county but heavier down toward 309, and good news is in major problems for mass transit, chris and jessica. the "cbs evening news" is a couple minutes away. >> scott pelley joins with us a look ahead to that, scott. >> hi, chris and jessica, great to be with you here in philadelphia. the cdc has shut down high security labs after revealing another deadly virus has been mishandled. doctor john le puke will question the head of the cdc. plus after the decision, comes a revision, we will have coverage of lebron james return to cleveland, those stories just a head on the "cbs evening news".
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rob ellis live from chickie and pete's and in decision 2014 we have some closure, lebron james headed back to cleveland. we weren't sure if it was miami or calves. his fencees were mended. lebron goes back to the cavilers and in the scope of the nba just completely, changed today in the eastern conference. >> staying in the nba and sixers yes, they have won a championship, the summer league championship in orlando, 91-# 75 over gris le. nerlens knoll and kj daniels sat out. thompson game high 21 points. ronald roberts has had an impressive summer so far, 12 points, 11 rebounds off the bench. >> baseball tonight over at citizens bank park and phillies final three games before the all-star break. they are coming off a four game sweep over milwaukee brewers, change in the line ups tonight, leading off in center field is brady
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sizemore. he was called up from triple a. he spent a long time with cleveland and yankees. sizemore starting and leading off, in center field. >> youyou know, i'm just happy o be here and back in the big league clubhouse with the chance to play. i'm just trying to fit in anyway i can and do what i can do to help the team win. we just want to keep that going. >> i'm rob ellis more
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if he were a lobbyist... if they were political contributors... maybe tom corbett would listen to them, instead of cutting funding for their schools. oil and gas companies gave corbett 1.7 million dollars in political contributions. and he gave them a sweetheart deal on taxes that's costing pennsylvania billions. corbett's mismanagement has caused a huge budget deficit.
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and his painful education cuts are forcing teacher layoffs and increasing class sizes. now corbett wants to give the oil and gas industry even more handouts. and what's he getting from them? corbett's keeping that secret. so pennsylvanians are challenging tom corbett to come clean. release the records of your meetings with donors... that you've been hiding. disclose all the contributions, letters and emails from oil and gas lobbyists who influence you. we've got a right to know who tom corbett's listening to. because it sure isn't us.
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thanks for watching "eyewitness news" at 6:00 we are back at ten on wpsg the cw philly. we are back here at 11:00. "cbs evening news" is next. tonight cdc responds to recent safety scares and the king heads home, he will have more on lebron james return to the cleveland cavilers. here now from new york is the the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley.
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>> pelley: tonight, the c.d.c. reveals another mishap. now there are three incidents of dangerous pathogens mishandled or misplaced. dr. jon lapook questions the head of the c.d.c. >> how can you assure the country the c.d.c. is doing its job here? >> pelley: children perish in the bomb apartment -- bombardment of gaza as rockets rain on israel. holly williams is in gaza city. after the decision comes a revision -- lebron james reveals his next move. dean reynolds reports. and steve hartman on the road with joe cymers, restoring dignity with a little off the top from the bottom of his heart. >> they're my family. they r

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