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in philadelphia this is cbs3 "eyewitness news". developing now at 11:00 o'clock, arrest warrant is issued for a mother police say abandoned her severely disabled son in a wooded area of cobbs creek. good evening everyone, i'm natasha brown. thank you so much for joining us. the 21-year-old vick testimony was found with a blanket an bible. police say he had been in the woods for at least five days. "eyewitness news" reporter matt rivers is live outside of children's hospital of philadelphia with the very latest on this story. matt? >> reporter: natasha that official arrest warrant was issued for 41-year-old any of the. a parker of west philadelphia as i mentioned 41 years old now facing multiple charges including aggravated assault simple assault endangerment neglect, unlawful restraint kidnapping and false imprisonment for her role in what police are calling a heartbreaking crime. meanwhile her 21-year-old son the victim of this crime is a
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quadriplegic and has cerebral palsy. but against all odds he is recovering tonight here at the children's hospital of philadelphia. the list of injuries is lengthy. a deep cut on his back. vision issues -- >> he's also suffering from dehydration and some malnutrition issues they're working on. >> reporter: yet given what happened to the victim in this case, you might imagine they could have been worse. mid morning on monday, victim's 41-year-old mother brings him to this portion of cobbs creek park and leaves him. he would lie helpless in the cold and rain for five days with no food or water. police say all his mother left was a blanket and a bible. >> you see that kid laying there it's heartbreaking to see another human especially your mother can treat someone like that when you had all the opportunities in the world to turn that kid over to your family members who wanted to care for him. >> reporter: it wasn't until friday night that a walker saw the young man and called police. he's in the hospital now safe and recovering with other family
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members. we're told the suspect told officials with the school of the future where the victim attends that she was with her son in baltimore after they noticed his absence on monday. police say that's where she remained with the boyfriend now facing charges including reckless endanger many, kidnapping and aggravated assault. >> the mother whose got clear criminal liability in this case and she will be arrested and charged. >> reporter: for why she allegedly committed this crime police are still piecing together a motive. and police say they are still looking for the suspect in this case in the state of maryland. meanwhile we're told by police that the victim in this case will now be under the care of other family relatives who officials say are more up to the task of providing him the care that he needs. we're live outside of the children's hospital of philadelphia matt rivers cbs3 "eyewitness news". >> matt, thank you also new information tonight in the story that you saw first on "eyewitness news". police make an arrest in
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abduction and assault that happened in the jewelers road row section of center city. sources confirm to "eyewitness news" that 31-year-old khiry gay was arrested last night in south carolina. last saturday police say three men snatched a 53-year-old woman from a parking garage, dragged her into a burgundy van then beat robbed and used a taser on her for hours. she was eventually found a darby borough cemetery and hospitalized. turning to weather now a near perfect day has turned into a very pleasant evening out. "eyewitness news" in center city tonight. it's still a little cool the. cool enough for a jacket but even warmer temperatures are heading our way for sunday. meteorologist justin drabick joins us for the first forecast. >> nice finish to the weekend across the delaware valley much this time of year it's about sunshine and wind direction. we switched the winds coming out of the west to northwest not dealing with that cool flow off the ocean weren't he had the sun today. temperatures back where they should be for this time of year.
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low 60s in philadelphia and millville. 62 in wilmington delaware. 58 degrees for the high in allentown. here we are now though with clear skies calmer winds temperatures are start to go rapidly drop 41 in some suburbs right now allentown checks in the low 40s, 44 in doylestown, mt. holly new jersey coming in 42 degrees and mid 40s in pottstown. there you have it storm scan3 nice and quiet through the overnight hours. same deal tomorrow. lots of sunshine in our forecast with calmer winds. now because of the clear skies as high mentioned heat we had today easily escapes right back into the at a time months fear a frost advisory goes into effect 2:00 a.m. for the northwest suburbs chester montgomery, bucks county into berks county and then inn teen your south jersey away from the water these spots have the poe 10 is a to reach lows in the mid 30s to night. the growing season has begun for those locations. so that's why the frost advisory has been issued. so may want to project sensitive plants or vegetation outside if you live in the colder suburbs.
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so zen dawn morning chill toll start certainly heavier coat weather upper 30ing or reading and allentown. mid and upper 30s in parts of south jersey. 40 here in the city. but here we government nice rebound for the afternoon. sunshine 67 for the high for philadelphia. near 60 at the shore. low 60s up in the poconos. now coming up in the full forecast we'll talk about the sunshine, how long it sticks around and temperatures approaching the 70-degree mark. dry those details in a few minutes. natasha. >> thank you justin. stay one step ahead of forecast every day on the cbs philly weather app. it's free and available right now on i tunes and google play. well now the us capitol is open once again. the building went into lock down this afternoon after man shot and killed himself outside of the building. police say the man had a backpack an rolling suitcase and a sign that said something about social justice. the lock down which lasted about two hours came on a busy day for tourists. and several streets in that area were also closed off.
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congress is currently in recess. historic meeting in panama today. president obama sat down one-on-one with cuban president raul castro. those countries are looking that move past decades of animosity to renew diplomatic ties. cbs news correspondent wendy gillette has more. >> this is obviously a historic meeting. >> reporter: president obama and queue been president raul castro met face to face saturday afternoon. the first time leaders of the u.s. and cuba have held a substantial meeting in more than five decades. the obama administration is moving to normalize relations with cuba. >> over time, it is possible for us to turn the page and develop a new relationship between our two countries. >> reporter: president castro is willing to discuss every issue. president obama addressed the relations while speaking at the summit saturday morning. >> united states will not be imprisoned by the past.
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we're looking to the future. and the policies that improve the lives of the cuban people and advance the interests of cooperation in the hemisphere. >> reporter: president castro spoke immediately after and called president obama an honest man. he also outlined a long list of cuban grievances against the us but then apologized and said president obama was not one of the us presidents who caused the problems. president obama announced in december that he was reopening relations with cuba. but he can't remove us sanctions against cuba by heim self. that's a decision congress will be making. wendy gillette for cbs3 "eyewitness news". well the unarm african-american man shot to death by a police officer in south carolina was laid to rest today. mourners paid their final respects to walter scott at a christian center about 20 miles from where the 50-year-old was
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gunned down from behind. cell phone video taken last saturday appears to show officer michael slager repeatedly firing at scott as scott was running away from a traffic stop. scott's family attorney spoke after the funeral. >> the epidemic of powerless people being taken advantage of no matter what color no matter what gender, no matter what belief system you have needs to stop. >> officer slager who grew up in south jersey is now behind bars charged with scott's murder. friends and family meantime of a murdered mt. laurel mother said goodbye today. service for erica crippen was held at the safe holy temple on river road in camden. crippen's body was found in maryland last month. she had been missing since new year's day. her husband 28-year-old kyle crosby is charged in her murder. he's behind bars on $1.2 million bail. now as the race for philadelphia's next mayor heats up, the candidates talked immigration today.
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"eyewitness news" at the german society auditorium on spring garden street this afternoon. the candidates fielded questions about key immigration issues. like education language access and government representation. today's forum was sponsored by a group called united voices for philadelphia. >> and you can see the candidates talk about the issues facing the city on the moving philadelphia forward forum. it's moderated by our own ukee washington. you can watch it coming up next at 11:35 right here on cbs3. it will air again tomorrow morning at 11:00 on our sister station the cw philly. also now tomorrow looks to be the big day for hillary clinton. the former secretary of state and first lady is expected to announce her presidential candidacy sunday in a video on social media. early polls have shown clinton is the favorite to win the democratic nomination. and the day after clinton makes her candidacy official in order senator marco rubio is expected to announce his own
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presidential bid. rubio will deliver a speech on monday in miami. the republican would buy pass the second term in the senate in order to run for president. ♪ >> stay with us everyone. still ahead on "eyewitness news" tonight a toddler falls 12 feet into a cheetah exhibit at the cleveland zoo. what zoo officials say happened right before this terrible accident. plus, talk about a roadblock. we'll tell you where this giant boulder is causing traffic nightmares. justin? >> we have temperatures a little bit on the chilly side right now but warming up for the second half of the weekend. those details coming up in the "eyewitness weather" forecast. also, coming up in sports, a record day at the masters that sets up for some high drama tomorrow. james palmer with those highlights when we come back. st
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>> welcome back everyone. scary moments at the cleveland zoo. a two-year-old boy plunged 12 feet into the cheetah exhibit. the boy' parents pulled him out of the enclosure and cheetahs never approach the child. zoo officials say it appears the child's mother was dangling the toddler over a protective railing when he slipped and fell fell. the boy reportedly suffered leg injuries. but he is expected to be okay. also now tornado weary residents were allowed to return to what's left of their homes today. many seeing the wreckage up close for the very first time. two people were killed and at least 22 injured when eight tornadoes record across illinois on thursday. the farming community of fairdale was destroyed i was a half mile wide tornado. one that registered an ef4 with winds between 180 and 200 miles an hour. heavy rains are to blame for causing audio gigantic boulder to slide down a hill yesterday landing on a roadway in lawrence
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county ohio. the rock is as big as a house and it weighs about 1500 tons. crews spent the day breaking apart that huge boulder. for now the westbound lanes of route 52 in that area are still closed and luckily no one was injured. no vehicles were damaged either. philadelphia mayor michael nutter kicked off the eighth annual philly spring cleanup day today. mayor nutter joined volunteers and local officials at germantown vernon park. the clean up effort is citywide. tens of thousands of people combed the streets and the park throwing away trash and making sure that philly is ready for spring. as part of individual cleanup projects. "eyewitness news" caught up with mayor nutter right after today's event. >> i'm so proud of philadelphians all across the city. perry and carlton at the streets department have really dawn fantastic job and out done themselves. 600 projects across the city of philadelphia. >> in past year, spring cleanup
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efforts have resulted in millions of pounds of trash and recyclables being removed from the city. and very exciting news for the taney dragons baseball league. their fields are going being renovator. philadelphia councilman kenyata johnson and the city parts and rec department visited the field to make the big aments announcement. total cost of the project is $170,000 and it will include sprucing up the fields new fencing and also repaving. bingo for a great cause at the rittenhouse hotel. stephanie stahl was on hand for blink o a fundraiser to help fight duschenne muscular distrophy. the event was organized by cure duschenne a national non-profit. it's the deadliest and most common form of muscular distrophy and currently there's effective treatment or cure for this condition. all right.
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justin, you know i could use another day like today. what do you think? can you deliver? >> we all can. i can deliver. i can promise that. yes. >> thank you. >> liked the weather today you'll love it tomorrow. we'll keep the sunshine around and temperatures actually little bit warmer in the upper 60s going back above average it is a little bit cold outside right now because of the clear skies calm winds. seeing 30s and 40s showing up from our weather watchers across the region. check out willow grove coming 42 degrees this hour aft barbara lane's how. doug in southampton new jersey he has 41. little bit milder at the shore. brigantine rich at 50 degrees this hour. but in gilbertsville we're at they've degrees. one of the cooler sports eileen murray's house. middletown delaware, mid fours. 4141 in clementon. perkasie 37 degrees. 40 in newark, delaware. let's take you outside here center city. again little bit cool. we're in the 50s in center city. but 40s and some of those outlying suburbs.
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nothing but clear skies over us right now. the winds are starting to go calm. yes, it was warmer this afternoon but it's actually colder right now than it was 24 hours ago. because of the clear skies. last night we had the clouds around acted a as blanket keeping the temperatures warmer now we're from about six to even 17 degrees colder than 24 hours ago. winds pretty light now out of the west to northwest under 10 miles per hour. that's kind of the deal tomorrow. so very pleasant to be outdoors for your sunday afternoon. notice the arrows. they start switching direction from monday that indicates a southerly wind we start to bring some more warmth as we kick off the new work week. very quiet across the eastern united states into the new england region. high pressure building in out of the ohio valley that blocks any storms from developing. so we will keep our skies mainly sunny. that's not good news though for the allergy sufferers pollen count very high over the next several days with dry weather pattern in mace. maple juniper and alder problem pollens outside right now.
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high pressure starts to move offshore tomorrow. keeping our high temperatures above average. mid and you are per 60s enjoy the with the sun. even warmer on monday. we should reach the lower 70s in many locations with sun and clouds. a cold front will sweep through the region on tuesday. bringing around of showers especially through the first half of the day still mild temperatures in the 60s the front is not very strong we won't cool off a whole lot behind it. looks great tomorrow afternoon. good baseball weather maybe heading to the phillies game. nothing but sunshine. monday same deal a mixture of sun and clouds nice and dry. here we go tuesday clouds move in. showers come in during the morning showers i think by the afternoon a lot of the showers move offshore and we will see improving conditions. check out the temperatures. inland away from the water tomorrow mid and even some upper 60s near 60 right along the immediate shore line. monday even warmer many inland locations reaching the low 70s. for afternoon highs. here we go. it's mostly clear overnight on the cool side some spots maybe a little bit breezy 42 for center
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city. mid 30s in some suburbs that's why the frost advisory will go effect for some of the colder spots north and west of the city and in interior south jersey. nice rebound tomorrow though. mild, 67 degrees for the afternoon high with mostly sunny skies. we go first pitch forecast tomorrow afternoon 135 phillies and nationals. 64 degrees in the sunshine enjoy it. westerly breeze coming in about 10 miles per hour. all right. let's break down the next seven days. again, sunshine tomorrow. maybe a few more clouds move in on monday. high temperature almost 10 degrees above average near 70 degrees. showers around on tuesday. especially through the first half of the day. i think late in the day we start to clear out. that sets up to be a nice wednesday and thursday. mid 60s 60s under the mostly sunny skies. by the end of the week we'll be talking some more april showers friday into saturday but still mild. in the upper 60s. >> very nice. >> we'll take it does we can get used to that. let's keep that it way. >> rough the fast few days. >> pretty gloomy. thank you very much justin. >> james palmer in with sports
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tonight. >> full day flyers season comes to a close this afternoon watch moves could happen in the off season. sixers on the road plus the masters and phillies and nationals. went out and gave the fans some free baseball and the hometown crowd has
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phillies host the nationals tonight. cole hamels made his second start of the season and he pitched bile quantity many but no run support for the ace not received a single run all season. asian pacific night ballpark brought along miss america. let's head to free baseball top 10 tied at two.
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escobar sends one to left. michael taylor will test ben revere's arm and you just don't do that. gunned at the plate. revere might have won the left fielder job right there. carlos reweighs on second. looking for his first big league hit and there it is. a big one. gives the phillies the walk off run. three-two. turns out he got a shaving cream pie to the face afterwards i saw it. moving day at the masters. 21-year-old jordan spieth was the tournament runner up last year. three rounds this year, he holds the lowest 54 total score in masters history. but the commanding lead for the number four player in the world isn't as big as you would assume assume. spieth on six, for birdie that moves him to 15 under early on he was rolling he'd up and down round, though. but here comes phil mickleson on 16. a 40 footer for birdie. mickleson and justin rose both carted sketches low numbers for the day. that one finds the cup. one of seven birdies on the day for mickleson he's at 12 under.
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with a seven shot lead sitting at 18 under with two to play spieth doubles the 17th. at that moment rose birdied 18 cutting his lead in half in an instant. spieth still sits four ahead of rose and mickleson tiger woods and rory mcilroy tied for fifth at four under heading into tomorrow's final round on cbs. 82 up and 82 down. mostly downs for the flyers this year. this afternoon season finale against ottawa showcased sadly another sub par flyers performance. first period flyers on the penalty kill. steve mason tries to make a play instead of covering up the puck and mark stone makes him pay by finding the open net. one to nothing senators. same score early in the second. senators 27-year-old rookie goaltender matt hammond call the hamburg laugher of lar. he'll get beat by matt read. we're tied. two-one ottawa in the fourth.
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vorachek coughs up the ball or the puck and in his own zone. stone beats mason through the wickets. three-one is your final. yesterday general manager ron hextall said he would be evaluating every aspect of this team including the head coach. here's craig berube what he had to say about the speculation about his job. >> you guys write all of that. i mean -- and that's your job. i'm not -- you guys can write what you want. he should evaluate everything. he's the general manager and he's in charge. he should evaluate everything. sixers on the road in chicago to the fourth quarter jason richardson from trayville sixers took 41, threes they made 13 of them 101-103 at the moment. here comes derek rose gets the lay in with the left. stretches the lead to 107-103. rose finished with 22. sixers fall 114-107. last two games of the season are home against the bucks and the
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heat. philadelphia union hosting new york city fc john mccarthy the local kid getting a start in net for the union. 27th minute zach pfeffer finds the back of the net from about a yard out. but check out eric with a couple of back flips he got the assist. that was the celebration first assist in mls for him and extra time intond minute tied at one vincent nagara left wide open. two-one union win. more news coming up a
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that is "eyewitness news" tonight. i'm natasha brown. for james, justin thanks for joining us. if you're up early join our morning team starting at 6am we're online for you all the time. cbsphilly.com. up next, the moving philadelphia forward forum moderated by our own ukee washington. have a great night take care.
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