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the owner of the revel has its way turning this place right here behind me into the world's most luxurious refugee camp. the most expensive hotel and casino in a atlantic city is history went bankrupt. the revel now sits shuttered and empty, no blinking lights, ringing bells here as new owner glenn straub moles over new concepts for the space. perhaps his most controversial idea, uses the the hotel and casino to house syrian ref geese. he agreed to give us a exclusive tour of the massive facility as long as he did not appear on camera. he said he would allow 3,000 refugees into part of the resort and plans to have their stay as long as 18 months, managed by the red cross. >> this broadway theater here, seats some 5,000 people but if this plan takes place it is where syrian refugees will get processed and then sent off to their living areas. as for the living section,
straub says he is not offering the refugees rooms in the hotel, rather he is offering these conference spaces, with bunk style living. the revel casino has laundry facilities, on site dry cleaning, tailoring, industrial kitchens and dining area all available to feed and clothe those refugees, he hopes to house here. food he says would be supplied through donations, although security at the building with some 1400 cameras meant to catch cheating gamblers would be used to keep an eye on the temporary guest is a at this luxury resort. now reached out to the governor's office for comment in new jersey. they referred us to the u.s. state department. officials there did not return our calls but straub says if the government wants to bring the refugees here to the u.s., he could have his building up ape running, he says in, just one week. we're live here along the the atlantic city boardwalk i'm greg argos for cbs-3 "eyewitness news". wonderful wednesday a as
our fall warm up, continues. we're flirting with record warmth, out there. meteorologist kate bilo is live on the skies deck with more on that, kate. >> jessica, it was the warmest november day in quite sometime. we have got to 80 degrees, and still even with the sundown it feels fantastic out here. it has been a while in november since you have been able to go out without a jacket even in the dark. temperatures feeling great right now but how long can it last? let's recap today. a as i said we got to 80 degrees. 1 degree shy off the record but it is warmest november day that we have had since november 15th of 1993. twenty-two years ago. hopefully my mathis right this time. november 15th, 193 was last time we hit 80 in november, in philadelphia. so it has been quite sometime since we have enjoyed this kind of warmth this late in the year. let look the at temperatures right now and as i said we are hanging on to some warmth. just dropped below 07 mark in philadelphia. sixty-nine right now. sixty-two in trenton. sixty-eight in allentown.
keep in mind normal highs this time of the year are only right around the 60-degree mark. when we're talking 69 degrees in the evening with the sundown that is something to enjoy and get outside and enjoy while you can because we know it will not last. winter is right around the corner but your first forecast looks great. 66 degrees at 7:00. we will drop do 62 by 9:00. by 11:00, 59 degrees win crease in cloud. more cloud keeping in tomorrow. coming up we have a lot to talk about with your seven day forecast, the 70's continue but showers will invade, we are near a record gannon friday and then keep those jackets handy, it gets chill think weekend. we will have all that and more in the seven day when i join you inside. back over to you. >> thanks, kate. pennsylvania attorney general kathleen kane will face questions under oath tomorrow about the the jerry sandusky child sex abuse investigation. during a closed during hearing in harrisburg sandusky a's lawyer will question kane about leaks of secret grand jury material in the case. last week a judge ordered kane to disclose what she knew you
about leaks and she said she complied. sandusky, a former penn state assistant football coach, ace peeling his 45 count convictions. next mayor of the philadelphia wants to hear from any of you you before he takes office. it is a all part of the jim kenney's transition process which he outline in the south philadelphia elementary school. he plans to hold town hall meetings over the coming weeks to get feedback from residents on issues. he also talked universal prek, budgets and working with his former collogues. >> my relationship with my collogue that is i served business excellent. i recognize that they are individually elect officials who care about the city, who want the city to move forward and they have ideas and they have value and we need to put that all together into a team. >> an a announce b. leaders in kenney's administration is expected around thanksgiving. for results from all of the area races just go to our web site at cbs philly.com. new a at 6:00 philadelphia voters make it official, the city becomes the the second in the nation to establish a
permanent office of lgbt affairs. "eyewitness news" reporter todd quinones shows us the the importance of that new office and what it means for the community. >> reporter: here at the office of the mayor your office is just down the the hall, i mean you are here. this is permanent. >> we're here, we're queer. >> reporter: nellie fitzpatrick is director of the soon to be permanent office of the lesbian gay by sexual and trans gend's affairs. the recent murder in hunting park of keisha jenkins ape 22-year old transgender woman is evidence fitzpatrick says of the need for her office. >> keisha is one in a long, tortured, devastating history of loss of life in the transgendered community here in philadelphia and throughout our nation. >> reporter: when philadelphians went to the poles yesterday more than 57 percent voted in favor of the making lgbt affairs a permanent office in city hall. but still there were more than 67,000 people who voted no. >> for those watching news who see this and they say that is unnecessary or this is bad for the the city, well, do you
know if your six year-old is a member of the community yesterday. >> there have been more trans murder nationally then any other group. >> reporter: philadelphia gay knees publisher mark segal's memoirs documents his decade long fight as a gay activist. >> everything we envisioned in 1969 has become a reality. >> reporter: wednesday morning i got a chance to ask marry electric jim kenney his thoughts on tuesday a's historic vote. >> we have had people murdered because they are transgendered, we have had people who feel disrespected and out of the circle of our community and we will bring them in and make sure they understand we love them and we care about them being for philadelphians. >> reporter: well, his position was created by executive order by mayor michael nutter, but now that the $90,000 a year job is permanent and a permanent part of the cities charter, it cannot be abolished unless the the voters vote to get rid of it. reporting live, from city hall, todd quinones, for cbs-3 "eyewitness news".
jurors will resume deliberations tomorrow in the case against chaka fattah junior. the son of the democratic congressman chaka fattah is accused of defrauding banks, the irs, and the philadelphia school district. during closing arguments, prosecutors called fattah junior a scam artist but fattah junior says the government just disagreed with his lifestyle choices. chopper three over the scene of the fire in hamilton township mercer county. those flames broke out in the 2300 block of south clinton avenue just before 1:00 this afternoon. that property ace abandoned, no one was injured. right now authorities are searching for thieves in the rash of vehicle break ins on the main line. suspects struck in three different communities overnight last wednesday. tredyffrin township police say they work quickly, taking items that they could easily carry off, including louie vouton bag, a coach wallet and handguns. >> ninety-seven and a half percent safe because you have such a big concentration of houses here, you know, i suppose it is easy enough for someone to drive-in here and
just cherry pick stuff. just make sure you lock things up and take proper precautions. >> anyone who sees suspicious activity the is asked to call the police. still to come on "eyewitness news" tonight trade nothing fishing rod for, these strange contraptionness fdr park. what these college students were looking for in the water today. he is all in and going for title, steaks are high at cape may county native who is battling to be cooper's best and a millionaire in the the process, kate? it was a beautiful day temperatures hit 80 degrees, warmest day since 1983, warmest november day i should say. question is how long can we keep this stretch going? i'll have your full seven day forecast coming up, don? brett favre, terry brad shaw, dan marino, coming up in sports, hear why eagles are treating cowboys quarterback matt cassell like he is a a hall of famer, story about respect is next.
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the hose to test is singer from england and chef/husband is professional puppet tear with ties to hollywood. >> i turned around and i did john goodman in the face with this big rubber tongue and it was just flying every where. >> our vittoria woodill learned this is not your run of the mill restaurant and the food is great. chances are you will want to make reservations after you see it in ease taste with torey, on "eyewitness news" at 11:00 o'clock. local vets who served, getting the recognition they deserve. >> "eyewitness news" at philadelphia international airport where employees of american airlines and their family members were honored for their services in vietnam this year marks 50th anniversary of the first ground troops in vietnam and veterans day is one week from today. iguana on the loose is now safely home with the owner. >> we told but iggy the iguana last night. 4-foot list air was found sun bait nothing a rita's water ice parking lot tuesday afternoon from people pass buying.
she was taken to the local animal hospital, will collindale police say the owner called the police, the police station this morning and was able to pick up iggy. he said she escaped several days ago and they could not find him. at this time iggy's owner will not face any charges or fines. drexel university students went on a very unique fishing expedition today this was the scene on the lake in ftr park in south philadelphia a using poles equipped with the shocking mechanism they were hunting for naked fish. the snake head, invasive species in asia that candy steroid an entire eco system if left untouched. one drexel professor painted a very grim picture about what the the illusive fish can do. >> they run in boom and cycles with nothing conn strange them. they are like a wild fire hitting a a forest that has aren't bun a hundred years and they burn themselves out of the food or resources or they move hor die.
>> snake head has wreak havoc on rivers south of he here. the drexel researchers a say they will take, the data back to their classroom, where they will analyze it. how about that. well, kansas city royals are still celebrating their world series but one new jersey man is preparing to play for his title at poker table. >> "eyewitness news" reporter cleve bryan spoke to the family of the cape may county native who has been turning overall of the right cards. >> how he made it through the count and all of the press release there is. >> reporter: scrap book and pictures in nicolet and ed gore ski's home continues to grow as their son chases poker i am mortality. the 23 year-old is one of the last nine of the final table of the world series of poker main event the most prestigious poker tournament. >> it is just amazing to watch your child live their dream. this has been his dream. he said he will do it. he is doing it. >> reporter: nicolet admits she was scared when her son started to play poker but now
she knows her sock are player is a poker professional. >> he is very ridged with the schedule. he plays at least ten hours a day. he is dedicated to poker. what poker can bring to him. >> reporter: we spoke to tom in vegas getting ready for finals on sunday. >> it is a a dream come true for me, justin chrisible it is more than i expect. >> reporter: he has been playing on line since he was a teenager and once he to turned 21 he started sharpening his poke are skills in atlantic city including playing here at borg at a now he is excited about the possibility of bringing home a world series of championship bracelet to south jersey. >> it is just want it so bad. i will give it everything i to get it. >> reporter: he isn't the only south jersey competitor left, joshua beckly fridays marlton. both are guarantied a million-dollar pay out with the chance to win 8 million. >> in the beginning, it is no doubt bit, i was like come on, you have to do something besides playing card. but who is the fool now.
>> i'm coming to vegas and before he home this bracelet. go baby. >> action starts 8:30 sunday evening n lower township cleve bryan, cbs-3 "eyewitness news". >> how about that. >> so cool. >> he has some skills. >> yes, i love texas hold them. i used to play ate a lot. then i have children and that limit the amount of time. it is fun. >> i play pea knuckle and fish. >> i heard of go fish. >> are you calling me old now. >> wait a minute. >> let's move on to weather. >> no, no, back in the day. >> back in the day. >> anyway, the look out, for beautiful weather for the rest of this week if you like it warm. we've got temperatures in the 70's through the end of the week. tomorrow is tomorrow is not as nice looking as today was. today is a deep blue sky with the fall foliage in bloom, all across the region. maybe bloom is not the right word, exploding in the region.
tomorrow a few more clouds. lets see what is happening tonight. we will go out to skies cam three which is looking toward campbell's field and ben franklin bridge. it is pretty dark out there. it is clear. included will increase throughout the overnight hours tonight but for now things looking fantastic. storm scan three also clear as we sweep the a area, green you see there is ground clutter on the radar, nothing happening as you know, complete thely dry, pattern, at least for today but we have been talking all week and looking at this system, lurking off the coast of the carolinas and virginia. what is happening is high pressure moving off the coast we will get wind pulling this moisture back from the south, drifting from south to north. a few showers started to work over virginia this evening and this is heading our way for tomorrow. not a huge deal but moisture and more cloud cover and chance for a few sprinkles here and there. temperatures do stay on the warm side though. it will be a warm, slightly cloudy thursday. 69 degrees right now in philadelphia. fifty-seven in millville. all a across the northeast we have been experiencing this november heat wave really.
seventy-one in pittsburgh. sixty-seven in d.c. sixty-six in state college. men buffalo mid 60's, so all across the region we were enjoying a great day to get outside. a little bonus day for today. we don't usually hit 80's in november. i hope you had a chance to enjoy it. near record warmth by friday. as we head into thursday still warm highs in the 70's, more cloud with the sprinkle. friday near record warmth comes in we will get to the 70's, record is 79 on friday and that front comes true friday night, alert this off to the south, part of the day saturday so slow clearing sat the day and highs back in the 60's. timing out a few showers into tomorrow by 7:00 a.m. we may have a few sprinkles, cloud hang on through the day, these are very light and spotty but 3:00p in m not as beautiful as today. a few showers here and there overnight tomorrow night and friday morning a few showers and that moves out, skies clear and that is when temperatures will torch friday afternoon. today we were near a record. we got to 80 degrees.
record 81 back in 1974. as what he go through next couple days wind south tomorrow keeping it in the 70's. cloudy day with a few showers we are well above average. friday that southeasterly flow takes us to the mid 07's by 3:00 p.m. as there is a chance we can get near that record of 79. look at tonight's forecast increasing cloud, cool, comfortable, 556789 for yourself thursday cloud and sun peeking through here and there. it will be warm but watch out for a few you stray showers. the seven day forecast, friday 78 degrees. record is 79. it is race for record. we are cooler through weekend. sun returns, nice fall weekend but if you get used to these 70's it will feel a little bit chilly. >> it is coming. >> thanks, kate. >> "cbs evening news" is just a few minutes a away. >> scott pelley has a look ahead. >> hi ukee and jessica great to be with you in philadelphia here's "cbs evening news" tonight did a bomb bring down that russian jet liner? former cia deputy director mike morel will weigh in on the investigation and security
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report that said he turned down a four year contract offer from the bird before the season. >> is it true you turned down a four year deal is that accurate. >> that must have got lost in the mail because i don't know if i ever saw that one. >> reportedly worth 18 per, million. from one qb to another, tony romo is finally practicing after breaking his collar bone in week two but he is not scheduled to play until this month. that means more time for matt cassell who torch the bird as a members of the vikings, 382-yard and three touchdowns. he ain't joe montana but getting some love from the eagles. >> it was a bad game, for us, one would i like to forget. we went up to minnesota, he did a really good job that day but, you know, it is a different team, different. we have a different team. he is with the different team. i think it will be different look, different outcome this time around. >> we all hope so.
>> sixers are wishing, hoping, praying to be like milwaukee bucks. two years ago bucks won 15 games and by far worst team in basketball. year later they made playoffs. the sixers would like to emulate that turnaround. two play in milwaukee, highlights at 11:00. n hl just can't have nice picks, edmond ton forward connor mcdavid is out after crashing in the bird after last night win over flyers. he got off to a electric start and now he is on the shelf. it just seems to happen to had that league. in case you missed it, northern illinois at toledo, kenney, for northern illinois, we want to show you this because he is practically a magician. check out the catch. guy all over him one handed grab, gets the foot down, goes down, touchdown, northern illinois win, by five but this, so nice, we had to show you twice. we showed you three times. >> why not. >> that is impressive.
thanks for watching "eyewitness news" at 6:00 we are back at ten on our sister station wpsg the cw philly and back here at 11:00. up next, "cbs evening news". annex wal-mart ceo's quick thinking saved his life and others during a plane malfunction, see the dramatic parachute landing just ahead. from new york here now is scott pelley, take care family, we will see you tonight.
>> pelley: did a bomb bring down the russian plane? britain says there's a significant possibility, and it suspends some flights. also tonight, a police officer is accused of staging his own suicide to make it look like murder. >> gliniewicz committed the ultimate betrayal. >> pelley: and no engine, no airport, no problem. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: tonight the british government says there is what it calls "a significant possibility" that a bomb brought down that russian jetliner in egypt last weekend. the british foreign minister said intelligence points in that direction, but he did not say what that intelligence is. u.s. officials are telling us that mha