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>> from the cbs broadcast center in philadelphia this is cbs-3 "eyewitness news" >> stop the violence! >> remembering lost lives and calling for change. emotional rally tonight at the north philadelphia street corner where three children were killed in a violent carjacking. good evening, i'm chris may.
>> i'm jess can dean. hundreds gathered in in this philadelphia tonight to remember those three children. "eyewitness news" reporter todd quinones is live at germantown and allegheny avenues where it has certainly been i meg al night. todd. todd. >> chris right now and jessica right now the 34 year old mom remains in critical condition tonight. family members physical me they have yet to tell her that three of her children have died. this is all happening as memorial here at the crash site continues to grow. funeral service for the children will be monday august 4th at 11 a.m. at the north philadelphia seventh date church. right at 16th and oxford. >> mom keisha william got her children involved in gardening friends say because she wanted that keep them safe and away from trouble. >> our hearts are completely broken. we can't believe this is our new reality. nightmare that just won't end. >> reporter: at tuesday's night memorial service the spot where williams her three children and neighbor 69 year
old thelma brown were run down as they set up a fruit stand family members hugged, struggled to hold back tears. >> i told her so many people came out from different states, different parts of the city to come support her. >> suspect jonathan rosa and corn kneel use cru forward are facing murder, carjacking sexual assault and other serious charges police credit neighbors here near germantown and al began knee who called in tips after the children were run down friday morning. police say one eyewitness found the suspect's cell phone at the scene and handed it over. >> you helped solve this case. so thank you for what you did. you stood up for the right thing. >> reporter: three young children were run down after police say the suspects carjacked a 45 year old real estate agent and lot of control of her suv as they were sexually assaulting her. >> friday, july 25th our lives were changed forever. >> i don't know ya'll but i loe
all ya'll for coming out and supporting us. >> reporter: fundraising page has been set up to help pay keisha william medical bills. we've stabbed a link to our website at cbsphilly.com. in the meantime, thelma brown and real estate agent who was carjack remain in stable condition tonight. reporting live in north philadelphia, todd quinones, cbs-3 "eyewitness news". >> todd, thank you. sources tell "eyewitness news" suspect corn kneel use chris forward confessed and questions are being raised tonight about why he was out on the street in the first place. court records show from 2,007 crawford then 16 went on a 10-day robbery spree before getting arrested. he was sentence to do six to 15 years. in prison he had a slew of misconduct violations before being paroled in april last year. just days after serving a minimum sentence. later crawford was taken no custody after violating parole and in february he was paroled
again and put back on the stre street. >> the difficulty here is there's so many more influences at work than simply the protection of society. it all comes down to dollars and cents. >> 2013 statewide parole report found over a two-year period more than didn't thousand philadelphia inmates were released from prison. the city has had an over 60% rearrest rate for nearly a decade. >> breaking news a tense night in philadelphia's spring garden neighborhood. the bomb squad is called in for a report of a suspected drug l lab. "eyewitness news" was fir on the scene at ninth and spring garden tonight. we go now to "eyewitness news" reporter diana rocco. diana. >> reporter: jessica, we still have pretty active scene out here tonight. police have been out her for several hours. short time ago the narcotics unit was called in. the investigation has been focused around the second floor of this building. they are still trying to determine exactly what it is that they found upstairs.
the call came in just before 7:00 o'clock tonight on ninth and spring garden. the bomb squad responded almost immediately because it was initially thought to be a hazmat situation. what they found upstairs i have just learned from police was a pressure cooker and some piping. but it turns out tonight that that substance found in that pressure cooker and with that piping was not illegal. they say they also found some organic substance growing in the second floor of this apartment. it was initially thought to be some kind of pot growing operation or some other drug. but that was found out not to be the case tonight. police are now saying as far as they can tell, and as unusual as this situation may be, nothing illegal at this point is happening here. they have been talking to the man who lives on the second floor of this apartment, and they say he has been he can treatmently cooperative. now they are sending some of the substance that was found here down to the crime lab so they can determine exactly what it is that they're dealing with.
that is the very latest from spring garden tonight. diana rocco cbs-3 "eyewitness news". >> thanks for the update. also breaking at this hour gunfire ring out near the campus of temple university. "eyewitness news" in the 2,000 block of carlisle street late tonight. where 25 year old man was shot in the chest. that man has been taken to temple hospital. niece critical condition. so far police have no suspects. >> get ready for a morning chill. we could be waking up to record low temperatures. meteorologist kathy orr is live outside right now on the cbs-3 sky deck with your first forecast. kathy? >> right now we have a few clouds out here in center city philadelphia. but many locations are seeing clear skies and get close to many of those records overnight. and for early tomorrow morning. on storm scan3 you can see the clouds still around especially through the philadelphia area. but where it is clear, those temperatures are falling fast. in allentown already 60. the same in reading. the poconos at 54 getting down into the 40s over 98 tonight.
philadelphia still holding on to 71. 50s through state college, through scranton and western pennsylvania and those are the cooler temperatures that are moving our way. here are numbers to beat. philadelphia 58. we'll come close but i do not think we'll beat that record. wilmington 55. cape may 54. lower 50s in atlantic city and west chester and allentown the record 50 degrees. coming up we'll take look at how quickly those temperatures will rebound and a weekend spoiler that could provide more clouds than anything else coming up this saturday and sunday. i'll be back with that seven day forecast later in the broadcast. >> thanks kathy. breaking news now. enormous water main break in southern california led to widespread flooding on the campus. ucla the water shot 30 feet in the air. as much as 10 million gallons according to officials. parts of the campus are underwater tonight. some even had to be rescued from
underground parking garages that had flooded. a section of sunset boulevard is also been closed off. reportedly the main that ruptured was installed in 1921. >> here was close call for a family in bristol bucks county. a truck slammed into their mini van on route 413 and flipped over today. chopper three over that scene near i-95 this afternoon. remarkablely a father, mother and their son in that mini van survived the crash with only minor injuries. >> well tonight we are hearing from one of the first responders who raced to this scene. "eyewitness news" reporter elizabeth hur is live at hospital in northeast philadelphia with that part of the story now. liz? >> reporter: chris, tonight we caught up with the bristol township fire marshal and he told us that in his 30 years he has responded to countless accidents and what he saw today was one of the worse the but with the best out come. a mini van mangled. >> everything was on their side today.
>> reporter: crushed. >> everything from the way the truck stopped. >> reporter: and flatten. >> they were lucky. >> reporter: it is easy to see why even the seasoned first responders are amazed no one was seriously hurt. >> the parents who were front seat passengers of the mini van had already got out. it was just the teenaged boy in the middle row of the mini van was entrapped. >> i saw him hug a paramedic that was actually inside the van with him. >> reporter: this is the view from chopper three the 17 year old thanking his rescuers before he and his parents were taken at the hospital. according to police, it was around 3:00 tuesday afternoon the trash truck and the mini van had just gotten off of i-95. both were turning left on to route 413 when police say the trash truck for some reason lost control, rolled over and landed on top of money knee van. and this utility pole authorities say prevented the two vehicles from falling down an embankment. >> within 30 seconds of arriving and seen, a heavy duty wreck
kerr happened to be passing by. i flagged him down. pulled him over. told him what i need of him and he went right to work. we're thankful. you don't usual al see a crash of that magnitude with such minor injuries so to speak. >> reporter: this is true. we are told that family was brought here. was treated for cuts and scrapes but they have since been released. as for the truck driver, police tell us he is cooperating and this investigation is continu continuing. that is the very latest from here live outside aria torresdale, elizabeth hur cbs-3 oh witness news. >> pretty incredible, liz, thank you very much. well today the national transportation safety board placed the blame on conrail for this november 2012 derailment in paulsboro that led to toxic vinyl chloride leaking into the air. the report today found that a train rolled past red signal indicating that the rails on the swing bridge were not aligned. a conductor not trained in bridge inspection looked beforehand and said that he had
found no problem. the ntsb said conrail did not follow its own consultant's advice to close that bridge after 23 prior problems. conrail also issued a statement today saying that they regret the incident. the report criticized local emergency officials for their handling of the toxic gas release. >> the federal government is suing pennsylvania and the pennsylvania state police over physical fitness tests given to applicants for say the trooper pigs. justice depth officials say the use of these tests to screen and select applicants discriminates against women. according no lawsuit since 2003 more men than women have passed that physical fitness test. state police spokeswoman says the agency had not seen the lawsuit can't not comment on it. a settlement in a class action lawsuit between college players and the ncaa will require testing for possible concussion related brain injuries. the ncaa will shell out $70 million to fund that program. under the settlement, the
association will also prevent athletes who have sustained a concussion from returning to a game or practice that day. players are being returned to the game too earl. if you go into the game too early you are at risk for a serious long term brain injury much that's what we're trying to prevent in the september. >> the settlement does not provide financial compensation for injuries but does allow individual players to sue for damages. >> still to come, a shocking discovery and side a u.s. air force cargo plane. we'll tell you why it has pentagon concerned about safety. >> ly found deep below ground zero an old ship. tonight, we're hearing about its connection to our area. >> kathy? >> coming up, we'll take look at the weekend which could be a spoiler. i'll explain what could possibly happen coming up. >> it is a philadelphia landmark. you know it as 30th street staying. but it could be getting a now name. and they call themselves the best dating site on earth.
>> pentagon is investigate a major security breach after the body of a child stowaway was found in the wheel well of a u.s. air force cargo plane. that discovery was made during an inspection of the plane at germany's ramstein air base on sunday. the cargo plane made stops in several african nations before it arrived at that air base. investigators are now trying to determine how he was able to lodge himself above the landing gear of the supposedly secure plane without being spotted. >> well we are learning local connection to a ship wreck that was found at ground zero. a long forgotten wooden ship was discovered back in 2010 in what was once an underground security and parking complex under the world trade center. new report based on the rings in the wood there finds that the vessel was likely built around 1773 or soon thereafter in a
shipyard in philadelphia. pretty remarkable find. it appears that the ship was made from the same kind of white oak trees used to build parts of independence hall. >> well philadelphia's 30th street station may soon be getting a when he will new name. a proposal to rename the train station for former congressman bill gray passed the house of representatives in voice vote. if it passes the senate the station would go on to be renamed william h. gray the third 30th vet station. bill gray helped to get millions of federal funds to refurbish that statement in the 1980s. the democrat died one year ago at the age of 71. what do you think of this plan to rename 30th street station? let us know. connect with us on facebook, twitter or at cbsphilly.com and voice your opinion. on the heels of facebook admit to go experiments with the emotions of its users, now a match making website makes its own confession.
dating service ok cupid says it lied to users about their pat ability as part of an experiment. "eyewitness news" reporter jan carrabeo talked to dating expert about this latest add mig. >> reporter: philadelphia is a city of love. so it's not sitting well with some to learn that cupid hasn't been playing fair with some looking for a match online. >> that's in the game. that's like your emotions there. >> i wasn't actually shocked but i was kind of appal. >> reporter: ok cupid free online dating sight admitted to sperming were user. they explain this week bad pairs were given a high compatible rating that see if they would still connect. >> i'd like to so how it turns out. >> the power of suggestion is indeed powerful. >> the study showed that when the site told people they were good match they acted as if they were. they sent more first messages held longer conversations even if on paper they should have been bad for edge other. >> that would be like cautious when i get on there now. >> reporter: they're already a little bit wear row about online
dating because they don't know if they can front of the people that they meet online. so this could be a problem. gale of doylestown a dating coach who also now finds herself back in the dating pool. she recently stopped using ok cupid and suggests relying on personal judgment when online instead of any pat ability meter. >> don't shy away from it bust be your own choose choose sr. >> ok cupid defended by experiment by saying those who use the internet or subject to any experiments at any time. >> it's the risk you take when you go on. >> it's better for me get out in the world. >> there's the old-fashioned way. jan carrabeo cbs-3 "eyewitness news". >> it is rare that you think about record lows in the month of july. but that's what we could be looking at tomorrow, kathy. >> it will be close. i don't know if we'll -- i don't think we'll break any. >> flirt with it. yes, we'll flirt. that's a perfect word to describe, yes. coming off the dating story. weather wise we are talking about a cool night and a chilly
start to the day considering it is july after all. some spots waking up in the fours. others in the 50s. brrr just thinking about it. take look outside one place it's still quite warm down the store looking live at ocean city. folk on the boards this evening be of the stab manies open for business the pierce there. with the rides going on as well on storm scan3, we have a few clouds especially over the city. but where it is clear, we are falling fast as far as temperatures are concerned. philadelphia 71. allentown 60. mount pocono 54. going down into the 40s overnight tonight. it is 57 in quake consider town. sweater weather. willow grove 65. doylestown 60. mt. holly, new jersey, clear at 61. and pottstown 60 degrees with mainly clear skies. so a cool start to the day wednesday. high pressure build noose the south boy the afternoon. temperatures will be in the 80s so it will be comfortable. by thursday, still warm as high pressure builds offshore. temperatures building again
getting back to more seasonable levels. and then all eyes on this front that will be approaching by friday giving us a chance of a shower or a thunderstorm. after that, it gets a little bit questionable for the weekend. you have that a much particularring front coming from the north and the west. and also an area of high pressure that is quite strong out in the atlantic. this high is going to push an existing front that's offshore back toward the cost. so the combination of these two systems will give us more clouds than sun and a chance of a shower here or there over the course of weekend. so that will be our weekend spoiler. we'll let you know if aig changes. in the meantime the shore looks great for wednesday. mostly season knee temperatures will be around 80. that water temperature slowly inching up and then a few more clouds for thursday the hoy temperature 84. southwesterly winds keeping that water cool with water temperatures in the upper 60s. if you're heading to the poconos it will be pretty cool as well. wednesday and thursday even friday temperature in the 70s. as you get toward the latter part of the week a chance of a
shower or thunderstorm with that approaching front from the midwest. overnight mainly clear, cool and comfortable. with winds going light and skies clearing we'll be down around 60 the record is 58 set back in 1981. for your wednesday, we rebound nicely into the afternoon with a high of 83. and on the exclusive "eyewitness weather" seven day forecast and shore cast, thursday 85. friday 86. saturday and sunday there's the warm but somewhat cloudy weather and monday and tuesday warming up to seasonable temperatures but still staying a little bit unsettled with some clouds and a chance of a shower or a thunderstorm. so not a perfect weekend but it's pretty dee season. be sure to wake up with "eyewitness news" in the morni morning. meteorologist katie fehlinger will track the weather. the storm starts at 4:30 on cbs-3 and continues on the cw beginning at 7:00. >> so even if we don't touch those records or break those records, it's going to be noticeably cooler tomorrow morning. >> unbelievable. >> kathy, thanks. >> the fightings looking a lot mr. like the fightings tonight.
>> the phillies went old school tonight. back to the formula that made 2008-2009 so special. cole hamels pitched like an mvp supported by a power show from the hitters. here we go pick it up in the third inning. jimmy rollins fly ball that goes over the fence at right. one-nothing philadelphia. next inning grady sizemore pleasant surprise hits his first homerun as fighting. solo blast. to make it two to nothing for the phils. here's the big one. bases loaded in the seventh chase utley delivers the back breaker his fifth career grand slam and the phillies lead at six to nothing. cole hamels was fantastic.
in the zone, eight shut out innings. eight strike outs, in his last three starts cole has allowed just two earned runs. phillies beat the mets six to nothing. >> had you're able to feel right even before you go out on the mound, for games, you know, that builds confidence and so, you know, that just kind of, you know, puts you right into a zone where you're feeling really comfortable. you'rable to go out there and just let it flow. >> trade deadline is thursday at 4:00 p.m. with the team buried in last place the fan base wants general manager ruben amaro, jr., to do something on the wip morning show ruben says he's in no rush. >> put us in a position to have to dump money, um, or to dump players. and so, we're not in that -- we're not in that mode. what we're trying to do is trying to make the best baseball deals for the organization moving for. we can't do it during the deadline there are also
opportunities to do it during the off season. opportunities to do it during the course of the end of this season. >> all right. eagles with the day off. training camp resumes tomorrow at the novacare complex. former eagles super star desean jackson getting ready for the season using his exile from philadelphia as fuel took a shot at chip kelly calling him an xs and os guy. he's dropping verbal scuds on the philly fan. he said in philly sometimes things could get a little negative.ey booed their own pla. but here you don't really get that. they are supporting you. more news -- >> boo!
>> new at 11 alcohol susan g komen philadelphia is saying thank you. >> the organization celebrated the top fundraisers for the 2014 race for the cure. "eyewitness news" at steakhouse in center city and our stephanie stahl was the emcee of the event tonight. race for cure is one of the largest fun risers in the fight
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