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here in philadelphia: in just one week last month american airlines says that a record number of passengers, about 6800, missed their flights, because of long wait times. >> security line in like an hour. >> look at what they were just slow as well but they were doing extra work. >> reporter: federal provisions installed any further tsa staffing cuts for, 2016 but atlantic city international the has scaled back work hours. without growth, tsa has struggled to call for bypass eveningers and legislators. >> the recent terror attacks and terror attack i should say in brussels was a reminder of the dangers that exist, and in fact, there have been at least 51, 51 hijacking attempts around the world since september the 11th, 2001. >> reporter: in a statement to "eyewitness news" a spokesperson says the that the agency's number one challenge
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is combating threats, adding in part, we at tsa have a robust plan to address volume including more k-9 use, encouraging prechechen role. , overtime accelerated hiring or more. summer brings more travelers, many who are less experienced at phl the airport is using logistics to remedy suggestion. >> depending upon what flights are leaving from which gate, try to balance the demand so that the tsa is deployed in the best possible fashion. >> reporter: for safety minded travelers, awake or even a missed flight it is a small price to pay. >> you have to be patient, you know, that is what it is all about. >> reporter: tsa is advising anyone who wants expedited service enroll in their precheck program that will come with a fee. reporting for philadelphia international, i'm alexandria hoff for cbs-3 "eyewitness news". >> alex, thanks very much. a person of interest is in police custody for questioning in connection with the deadly hit and run in port richmond.
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man was led away in handcuffs from a home on the 3200 block of cedar street. that is where police tracked an suv believed to be involved in the crash that killed tommy dunbar on aramingo and lehigh last night. no neighbors in that close community, know both men are stunned. >> it is just, it is really a tragedy, like two families, right now are just in pieces and i feel so bad. >> an attorney representing the man taken away by police declined to to release his client's name but says that the man maintains his innocence. no one has officially been charge. well, legendary singer diana ross is doing fine after she was in a limousine crash in bethlehem yesterday. officers say that ross's car was hit by an suv that ran a stop sign. she did complain of head and neck pain after the collision but she was able to perform a show after the accident. in accurate test results for sexually transmitted diseases happens more often then you think.
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people are told they have syphilis when they really do not and they are subjected to unnecessary potentially harmful treatments. >> it happened to one philadelphia woman who says that missed diagnosis ruined her life. health reporter stephanie stahl is here now with the shocking story. >> reporter: it is, guys. the philadelphia region has extremely high rates of sexually transmitted diseases, mainly among people with multiple partners. doctors say testing and treatment is critical but test results aren't always accurate. talk about scary? watch what can happen. when he had that was three months pregnant a routine test showed she had a sexually transmitted disease, syphilis but she had been in a long term relationship with michael, the father of her other children. >> i was in shock. i was in shock. i didn't know what to think. >> reporter: michael's syphilis test was negative. the relationship fell apart, edna was an emotional wreck. >> in my hearty knew i didn't do anything wrong. >> reporter: drexel clinic treated edna with penicillin.
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she said it was a tough pregnant see. she was not gaining weight. four months after the first test a second one showed edna did not have syphilis after all. >> i have been really upset, and hurt, embarrassed. >> reporter: baby, haley was born a month prematurely. >> from a terrible pregnant see she's beyond awesome. >> we know mistakes happen. >> reporter: edna's lawyer is suing correction for negligence. >> is there a significant percentage of test of false positives. >> reporter: cdc says between 18 to 30 percent of syphilis test are inaccurate, positive results are really negative, and because of that, people who get positive results should be immediately retested. that didn't happen with edna. >> this is a letter from drexel pol guying for me for mistake on their behalf. >> reporter: letter from the drexel university college of medicine says there was a mistake in the office. edna's family is reunited but says emotional scars will
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never heel and she's worried about haley will high dose of penicillin given during pregnancy or emotional turmoil hurt her little girl. >> i don't know what to expect. riley don't. >> reporter: now drexel says it cannot comment on what happened to edna because of the pending litigation. syphilis rates in philadelphia are especially, high, and left untreated it can cause serious, even deadly complications. the doctors say, that people who get positive test results, though should always, always be retested. we have a lot more information on this, cbs, click on health. up to 30 percent of the tests. >> but this is just such a good reminder to be empowered to ask for another test and ask for more information. >> agreed. >> thanks, stephanie. turning to weather what a wonderful day, and get used to it, meteorologist kate bilo joins us from the weather center, right, kate. >> i don't think too many people are complaining about a stretch of weather like the day we had today. it is going to be beautiful for the foreseeable future. temperatures rising, and then
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slowly, lowering, again next week but one constant we have clear skies and lots of sunshine. that is what we are seeing today and thanks to high pressure overhead we will be seeing it through the weekend. these showers staying to the south and then moving out to sea. we have a great sunny springtime stretch to look forward to temperatures right now not too bad, they are dropping quickly off to the south, 55 degrees in millville. fifty-nine in lancaster. it is 62 in philadelphia we are getting cooling, and feeling an east wind pick up and wind are stronger to the south bringing that cooler air from the ocean and bay across south jersey and delaware as it stays warmer. allentown is 62 right now. tonight temperatures drop. we have a frost advisory for vast majority of the region until 8:00 o'clock. delaware and lehigh valleys, low temperatures, head to the mid 30's, that is cold enough for patchy frost to form. the it is not extensive but once again, protect those sensitive plants if you have them outside. this should be, possibly the last of it. we will have chilly nights this weekend but nice, warm days and we could be pushing
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80, i will tell you when in the seven day forecast. ukee and jessica. for the first time in two years we have post season play for a philadelphia sports team. >> the fly guys open up the series with the washington capitals tonight in the d.c. area. "eyewitness sports" leslie van arsdal joins us now and the fans are flyered up as we like to say. >> yes, i'm all flyered up. >> yes, indeed. >> we are under an hour away from flyers/caps round one of the stanley cup playoffs. flyers in washington to start the series. the fans already heading over to xfinity live for the official watch party. puck drops at 7:00 o'clock. ed snider's youth hockey continuing full force throughout the city youth foundation, holding their meeting at the rink in kensington. it serves 3,000 children in philadelphia and camden. their plan is to double in size over the next few years. flyers have numerous tributes planned in memory of their late team founder ed snider. this is a mural in kensington painted on the side of the home of archie, a graduate of
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the ed snider youth hockey foundation. it says ed snider, thank you. the flyers will be wearing a jersey patch, as memory of mr. . it will be worn on the left shoulder with the initials ems in white, edward malcolm snider. we will hear more from the team later, we will have highlights from the phillies game today, vince velasquez with a monster game on the mound. >> yes, indeed. >> yes. >> nice to see, thanks, leslie. it has 360-degree views of philadelphia, and walking distance to many of the top restaurant and bar. >> we're talking about the penthouse apartment at the residents at ritz carlton. as greg argos explains the multi million-dollar price may be a bargain, if you have the cash. >> reporter: we go to the penthouse three. >> reporter: up elevator, to the top level at residence at ritz carlton. this is the 8600 square foot penthouse. >> welcome to the privileged
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space. >> reporter: with wall to ceiling windows to expanded private roof deck and a blank canvas to do what you want with this it is easy to see why vice-president of sales gary greenwich says this is one of the most unique spaces in all of philadelphia. >> somebody will bring in than an architect and interior designer in and they will have a ball. i mean, this is something that will clearly be a an guide without a doubt. >> reporter: it comes with a price tag 14 million-dollar, right now double amount of the cities second most expensive home. >> for the right person though it may be a steel. >> in new york, i would say this space would be 80, 90 million-dollar. it would clearly be in sticker shock. >> reporter: we have seen the penthouse but what makes this property so much more unique are all of the added benefits. you get all of the perks of the ritz carlton like your own bentley and your personal chauffeur. >> is there the 7,000 square food gym overlooking city hall, with olympic length
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pool, is there 24 hour concierge service, great view of the cbs-3 studios and don't forget a personal chef. >> they will bring the food, prepare it, you'll enjoy dinner with friend. they will clean up afterward, leave and you can act as you were a guest. >> reporter: as perhaps, the feeling for someone paying 14 million-dollar. >> many folks feel like they have checked into a hotel that they dent to have check out of. >> reporter: in center city, greg argos for cbs-3 "eyewitness news". >> yes, going on up. still to come on "eyewitness news" tonight quite a commencement. president obama ace slate todd speak at graduating seniors at a new jersey college. we will tell you which one. i'm cleve bryan in mount holly where they are having a pizza apart i for police officers and super heroes. coming up what are seven
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but the truth is he didn't. there is no law requiring universal background checks for all gun purchases. his campaign even bragged that he passed 54 bills. in fact, 7 years in harrisburg, steve santarsiero has never passed a single bill into law. i'm shaughnessy naughton. i approve this message because i am not a career politician. in the last eight years, the fracking industry has spent over $40 million dollars on lobbying in pennsylvania. so it's no surprise that even though they've had over 4,000 violations, all they've ever gotten is just a slap on the wrist it's time for that change. i'm josh shapiro, and i'll hold the oil and gas companies criminally liable for poisoning our air and our drinking water. i'll be an attorney general who always works for you. democrat josh shapiro. he'll stand up for us. narendorsed katie mcgintyent obama afor us senate? nt biden because she's a "champion for working families."
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katie mcginty will take on the republicans and protect social security and medicare. and mcginty will work for equal pay for women - because families depend on it. for the april 26th democratic primary, president obama supports katie mcginty. katie: i'm katie mcginty and i approve this message, because it's your turn to get ahead. president obama a will deliver the commencement address at rutgers university,
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next month. today the school announced the president accepted his invitation to present the at dress at 250th anniversary commencement may 15th. it will take place at highpoint solutions stadium in piscataway this will be one of the mr. obama's final commencement speeches as president. new at 6:00 honoring three, 911 operators forking ago above and beyond on routine basis. "eyewitness news" at philadelphia police headquarters today for 17th annual dispatcher of the year award. jen, dorothy, and, one other were soluted for their outstanding services on the other end of the phone. they field all different types of calls for help and they say there is never a dull moment when it comes to working at the 911 center, congratulations. job well done. new at 6:00 a super honor for brave little boy. he chat the with his inner super hero and beat a brain tumor. so a local police department threw him a party. >> "eyewitness news" new jersey reporter cleve bryan
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was there for that big surprise. >> big super hero. >> it takes guts. >> reporter: while many boys dream of being super heroes, seven year-old darren hopeling has earned his cape. >> i beattie brain tumor. >> reporter: last june darren started to feel sick an we didn't know why. >> we were not getting answers. and then, about midway through, end of the july he lost his vision. >> reporter: tests revealed a rapidly growing brain tumor. fortunately it was not cancerous and doctors at the du pont were able to remove it but darren has had complications and missed a lot of school to pastime he started a project. >> i made key chains, and of the colors of the cop cars. >> reporter: darren gave home may key chains to the male collogue police officers who were very impressed. >> very refreshing to have somebody so young to come in the police department and to this.
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>> reporter: today they drew darren, a super hero party and welcomed him to their ranks. >> do you swear to continue all of your good work, you're officially an honorary police officer in the the holy township. >> okay. >> reporter: he has helped officers embrace their inner super hero. >> it is a wonderful moment, for her strength and agility, and i feel like i have her strength and agility as well when i'm working. >> reporter: his super strength is super inspiring. >> i think he has new become mine. >> reporter: you can join the super hero squad by getting a key chains, he sells them on his facebook page and gives money to the charities that helped him. we have all that information on our web site at cbs n mount holly, cleve bryan, cbs-3 "eyewitness news". >> beautiful. beautiful. super d, my man. >> i love how all of the adults, big smiles on the adults faces and they are channeling the super hero too. >> yes,. >> great story. >> kate has your forecast. great one too.
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>> speaking of awesome what a great forecast. we have a stretch of perfect weather to look forward to. if you have any planned for the weekend, any weddings to go to, maybe a little game that was rescheduled from last weeks snowy, rainy saturday the weather will not disappoint heading in the weekend. it will be warming up, maybe able to shed those heavier coats and pull out the spring jackets as we head into next week. the lets look outside to a live picture from palmyra cove nature park, looking good, trees are all in bloom, everything is looking a a whole lot greener around the delaware valley. over the past week or so we started to see these explode into bloom and look at the blue skies. nice warm weather should help everything to continue to grow. flowers looking beautiful. allergy sufferers are feeling it and you will feel more possibly this weekend as wind pick up and start to mix that pollen around as well unfortunately. storm scan three high pressure is in control. we have clear skies across the northeast. not problems here and even across the greater you had, not a whole lot going on. any storms diverted to the
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north of that big dome of high pressure or to the south of it but it is sitting overhead and it is not moving for the next several days which goodies news for us. it the is almost as if we're trapped in the bundle of nice weather and bad stuff circulating, cannot permeate that. sixty-two in philadelphia. we felt wind pick up off the water here, from the east wind moving across the delaware bay. notice cool down just in the past couple of hours, only 48 in wildwood right now. fifty-one in a at atlantic city. fifty-five in wilmington. it is in 60's berks county, lehigh, northampton county. it depend on the wind direction this time of the year and these cool wind off the water will keep it chilly down the shore this weekend even as we warm up nicely inland. high pressure, in control tomorrow. we are in the 60's. the beautiful friday. the lots of sunshine out there saturday looks great. each morning will be chilly, we will start each morning in the 40's. if you are out early dress in layers, a jacket or sweat shirt in the morning and then short sleeves in the afternoon, saturday afternoon upper 60's and then we're climbing back in the 70's by sunday. you can see that jet stream
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lifting up to the north. we have to watch this system off the coast that will generate that wind along the coast to keep things cooler here. warmest day we will feel is monday, even warm's cross the midwest and then watch this cool air back its way in as we get into tuesday and wednesday. that is what we call back door cold front that moves from the east and coming from the west, and it will knock down temperatures in a little bit. average high for today's date is six 36789 lets have these averaging jump by may 14th our high high is seven 46789 by june 14th the average high is 83 degrees. warmer weather not too far away now. we will be feeling tonight to next week. overnight clear sky watch for that frost, frost advisory in effect overnight. for your friday sunny skies, light wind, just a beautiful spring day. you're witness weather seven day forecast look at that sunshine. warmest day is monday. then that cool front slide in monday night. it will knock temperatures back to the 60's tuesday but it looks to come through generally dry, just a gusty breeze. wednesday is quiet and cool and then up to near 70
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thursday and then we will head back to the 70's next friday and into the weekend. as of right now it looks like a dry, sunny, spectacular stretch of weather. >> keep it coming. >> yes. >> a phillies pitcher take a spot the in the record books the elite company vince velasquez find himself in after today's showing,
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lets lee joins with us some fun, good news. >> i know. >> phillies looking good. >> yes, they are. >> who thought this would happen. this season was supposed to be about watching phillies develop seeing how those returns from the cole hamels and ken giles trade would perform? well, vince velasquez proved he is not only fun to watch but he is g we will have more in a moment. let start with the big piece right here, ryan howard with the home run. looking good, in early going. that is his third home run of the year. but yes, story was velasquez,
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the hard throwing right-handed pitcher just unbelievable this afternoon. absolutely no chance against him on the day, he went nine innings, struck out 16, and 16, he only gave up three hits. he joins curt schilling, steve carlton currently as only phillies pitchers with 16 strike outs in the game. he finished with a strike out of the will myers. phillies take three out of four, winning this 13 to nothing. >> it looks like we made a pretty good trade i'd say. how much fun was that to watch this guy. you know, his actions speak for themselves. i don't have anything to say. he over matched that team today. >> i didn't even think about it. i was just more going out there and just trying to pitch and when you have two strikes why not get the strike out. >> the flyers kicking off nhl playoffs in washington. they jumped over five teams to get the in the playoffs. here they are on the ice in washington getting ready for
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the game while focus for last few weeks was just getting to this point. focus now is stoppingal sand that ovechkin. >> we have prepared pretty well for the capitals and we have tried to study and know exactly what they do. but we will play with the way the philadelphia flyers play. we will try to do that from the drop of the puck. it will probably be a pretty whose style, great environment. >> it will be tough. >> makings of a great series. >> yes, it does. >> leslie, thanks. >> we will be ri you can save over 500 bucks when you switch to progressive. that's a fact. but this whole "blondes have more fun" thing... ♪ standing by for fun. ♪
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lots of fanfare at wawa's flagship store in center city for wawa day. >> wawa day is a celebration of the 52nd anniversary of the week wawa opened its first store in 1964, as well as the
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week long wawa foundation which gives money to charity. mayor jim kenney was among those on hand for celebration earlier, wawa is giving away free cups of coffee today to celebrate, and give away 1.7 million cups worth of coffee. that is the wawa way. have you done your taxes? >> if you have not, you better getting. you have a little extra time. the 18th. that brings up a good question, what happens when you do not do your taxes? nicole brewer has the answer, tonight at 11:00. thanks for watching "eyewitness news" at 6:00 we are back at ten on our sister station cw philly and back here on cbs-3 at the 11:00. up next "cbs evening news", and tonight credit leastpuke goes to washington and asked lawmakers about the funding grid lock in the war on zika. from new york here now is scott pelley. take care family, we will see you tonight.
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>> pelley: tonight a new cbs news poll finds out who americans believe has the best shot to win the white house. also tonight, secretary kerry says that u.s. navy destroyer would have been within its rights to shoot down the russian warplanes that buzzed them. a population explosion off cape cod, and are they hungry. and... ♪ ♪ using the drama of shakespeare to work through the drama of sandy hook. >> sometimes i still have dreams about him. i can still and talk to him. >> this captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: we'll begin tonight with breaking news. a cbs ne


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