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♪ right now at 11:00 o'clock, all eyes are on the pennsylvan pennsylvania. hillary clinton brings her presidential campaign to philadelphia and gets personal. her message to supporters and the candidates who will be coming to our region tomorrow. also, huge night in philadelphia sports. the eagles make a blockbuster deal that could bring one of the top quarterback prospects to town. also the flyers aren't out of it yet. they escape elimination from the stanley cup playoffs after a big win tonight against the capita
capitals. also, a money makeover the changes you'll soon be seeing on your twenty sevens also the philadelphia woman who will be honored on the 5-dollar bill. but first the race to the white house returns to philadelphia. good evening i'm ukee washington. >> i'm nicole brewer in for jessica dean. democratic frontrunner hillary clinton held two events in the city. natasha brown is live in fishtown with more on what clinton told her supporters to night. natasha? >> reporter: well, before even definitelying into the issues hillary clinton starte started a very personal note tonight talking about her late father who grew up in scranton pennsylvania and her many visits throughout the state in her youth. she's hoping that her message reallreally does resonate with s days before the peps primary. thunderous applause for hillary clinton as she took the stage at the fillmore in fishtown. >> thank you. >> in a speech punctuated by cheers and chants from the cloud clinton got right to the point continuing to harp on issues
that have driven her campaign for president. education, job creation, raising wages, equal pay for women and promoting the affordable care act. >> i will defend a woman's right to make her own health care decisiodecisions. she really captured a reality of what we need in this country and where we need to go. >> reporter: clinton touted herself as the best advocate to defend voting rights, civil rights and the lgbt community. >> i will defend marriage equality. (applause). >> and work to end discrimination against the lgbt community. >> reporter: perhaps one of the most poignant moments came personal for philadelphians when the presidential hopeful reflected on violent weekend in the city. earlier in the day she spock about gunnery form at a rally in spring garden. driving home the point once again for this crowd. >> i read the news before i got here today. you had 12 shootings in
philadelphia over the weekend. >> clinton supporter supportersd energized by her message ready to hit the polls on primary day in pennsylvania april 26th. >> she's ready to do this job right now in terms of focusing on raising wages, reducing student debt, college debt, and also on the very difficult and challenging national security issues. >> hillary is going to win the primary next tuesday. i'm hopeful and i'm fighting for her and i'm working for her. >> reporter: well hillary clinton really is riding quite a wave right now coming off of huge double digit win over bernie sanders in the new york primary yesterday. right now, recent polls in pennsylvania show she has at least a 13-point lead over her opponent at this point here in the state but, again, she says she can't stress enough that polls dope vote. voter do's. so please get out the vote. she says for her on tuesday. april 26th. that's the very latest here in fishtown tonight natasha brown
cbs3 "eyewitness news". >> all right, natasha, thanks so much. meanwhile, the bernie sanders campaign used ice cream to woo and energize voters in rittenhouse square today. sanders support the ben and jerry served their limited edition bernie's yearning for people feeling the burn ice cream. 's resting up in vermont tonig tonight. tomorrow he'll be campaigning in oaks montgomery county and reading berks county. >> the republicans are also campaigning across pennsylvania ahead of tuesday's primary. ted cruz met with supporters at a museum in hershey dauphin county today. frontrunner donald trump will be in pennsylvania tomorrow as he takes his campaign to harrisbu harrisburg. john kasich is also stomping hard for votes. tomorrow the allegheny native will appear at a town hall on penn state's brandywine campus in media and at a republican dinner in king of prussia. talking sports right now, the eagles make a big bet on the future with a blockbuster trade. >> the birds now have the chance to take one of the two top quarterbacks in this year's draft. sports director don bell joins
us no break it all down for you. >> completely shocked. >> came out of nowhere. >> these guys what they do. what they have done all off season. a vegas type gamble eight days away from the nfl draft. e guilty used a bunch of assets as trading chips noun they're drafting second for the first time since 1999 when they took donovan mcnabb. the birds sent a total of if i selections to the cleveland browns in exchange for the second overall pick. the move will allow them to take one of the top two quarterbacks in the nation. >> that's the only way you can make this trade is to be really comfortable with both of those guys. we spent a ton of time investigating these guys, um, looking as well as what's out there going forward. looking at the quarterback market. not only this year, next year, um, in 218, and understanding that although this doesn't fit an immediate need that this is a rare opportunity that we're in. >> of course these guys. these guys you her him say it.
most believe the los angeles rams will take goth with the first overall pick quarterback that means that north dakota's carson wentz will there for the eagles taking. fifth year senior played for division a row gram but scouts love his potential. we'll have more on the eagles later in sports. now, some other news out of south philadelphia and it comes from the ice. the flyers trying to avoid being swept out of the playoffs. fly guys and washington capitals the flyers trail the series three to love. the birthday boy shaken the rookie, one to nothing flyers. to the second period now, andrew mcdonald, i said andrew mcdona mcdonald, gripping and ripping from the point. that's a goal and the flyers win it tonight, two-one. series now at three-one. later on in sports, more from the flyers and the phillies as they hook up with the mets. they were trying get swept trying to avoid i should say getting swept at the bank. >> right. >> we'll see in you a little bit. >> all right. >> reminder public memorial tomorrow at the wells fargo
center for flyers founder ed snider who died last week from cans search you can see the celebration of ed snider's live starting at 1:00 p.m. we will be streaming the memorial live on our website cbsphilly.com. the emergency repairs continue tonight on the delaware memorial bridge. drivers are getting by now using only two lanes. it had been cut down to one earlier today after a contractor discover three suspension ropes on the delaware bound span needed meadery pairs. now the remaining repairs are expected to take few days before all lanes can reopen. >> philadelphia mayor jim kenney banning city employees from using tax dollars to travel to north carolina and mississippi. this is in response to state lawmakers there blocking anti discrimination protections for the lgbt community. in a statement mayor kenney says he'll reconsider this ban if and when north carolina and mississippi choose to repeal their quote discriminatory legislation. the conductor of the underground railroad harriet
tubman will be the new face of the $20 bill. and she's not the only woman who will be part of this money makeover. philadelphia woman will also be honored in that. "eyewitness news" reporter greg argos has more on the faces of change. johnson house here in germantown was an important stop on the underground railroad. a place where harriet tubman often visited and now perhaps our nation's most important be a bow list any of the is row placing a slave owner on the 20-dollar bill. you'll see george and abe, alex sander and ben but say goodbye to andrew. >> harriet tubman will soon be front and center on the $20 bill. replacing our seventh president and slave own are in an draw jackson. >> a woman could grow up a slave, remain ill it will rate and through her heroism and her vision and her determination help to change the course of this country. >> the announcement wednesday helped settle the backlash over
an initial plan to remove alexander hamilton from the $10 bill. >> ♪ >> reporter: hamilton now a pop icon after the success of the broadway musical bearing his name. >> alexander hamilton is one of our heroes much he's not leaving our money. >> reporter: here in physical the addition of tubman who helped operate the underground railroad has many looking forward to the change. >> i think it's really good because it represents anti slavery obviously, and obviously women and i think that's perfo perform. >> i guess if she's on the $20 bill a lot of people will start to recognize who she is. >> reporter: coin and bill collectors say don't expect the old jacksons month be worth anything more than face value. >> i look at from it a collector stand point whether the old 20s will be worth more money. or the new 20s will be worth more money and since they print billions of dollars a year in twenty seven dollars bills they won't and worth anything else. >> the new $20 bill is expected to be released by 2020. in philadelphia, greg argos cbs3 "eyewitness news".
ton night we're also learning the $5 bill will undergo some changes. >> new image on the back of the bill will include civil rights leader reverend dr. martin luther king, jr., eleanor roosevelt and marion anderson born in philadelphia anderson became the first african-american to perform witness new york metropolitan opera in 1955 and was the first african-american to be invited to perform at the white house. pretty exciting. >> it is. we usually think of spring as the time of year when the housing market kicks off. >> but is that really the case? when is the best time to buy or sell a home? good question. i found out even the day of the week can make difference. also, seeing a favorite philly attraction in a whole new light. vittoria woodill shows you how one park is celebrating its birthday in very colorful style. kate? >> and we've had some beautiful weather for the past week or so but you will need the umbrella before the weekend gets here as this next system churns eastward toward philadelphia.
♪ >> this is cbs3 "eyewitness news" with ukee washington, jessica dean, kate bilo and don bell. ♪ as the wet warms up we also expect the housing marked to the same. >> but is springtime really when you should be contacting your realtor? we wondered. when is the best time to buy or sell home? good question. i found out even the day of the week can make a difference. ♪ >> if you had to guess when is the best time to buy or sell a home. >> the end of the summer going into the fall. >> i would say the spring. >> mid summer. >> thinking the spring. >> because one time a realtor told me that. (laughter). >> depends if you're the buyer or the seller. >> al perry is a century 21
broker he considers spring the optimal time to sell. >> interesting. >> buyers are at their high west yesterday peak 20 more if you look at the average number of home sales. >> that makes sense. >> the reason, nice weather and more daylight driving higher turnout. and the push to get settled by summer's end. >> maybe planning for when the kids are done with school. >> perhaps you just gotten that tax refund. >> yes i don't know. unlike other perry says more invent tour means higher prices so if you're a buyer -- >> maybe the opposite. fall perhaps. >> you got it. research by realty track shows october may be the best month to close on home. >> why is october actually the best month? >> most of the folks have just enrolled their kids into schoo schools. buyers start to settle down a little bit. so sellers who didn't capture that buyer are now a little more anxious to sell. >> october 8th is the single best day. >> real toll. >> that's good to know. i'll put that on my calendar. >> are prices low on october 8th. >> according to the study you'd
get a 10% discount. so which day of the week offers the biggest savings? >> probably on monday or tuesd tuesday? >> say wednesday. >> i'd say thursday or friday. >> it's actually monday. >> you get ants see. when another weekend goes by and you haven't told sold. >> get your offer in front of a seller on monday. they're eager. >> say i accept your offer sir or madam. >> that same study found april was the wore the month to buy a house. >> october is my favorite weather month. >> it is nice in the fall. with april i would think all the rain would be a good time for buyers to take a look. so if there are any leaking roofs. >> do they want to go out in. >> or flooding basements. >> to go around. >> something to think about. >> what's your good question? log on to cbsphilly.com/good question to submit yours or tweet us using the hash tag cbs3 good question. we can't wait to hear from you. soon you will be able to see
a popular philadelphia park in a whole new light. >> franklin square is transforming for its tenth anniversary into a garden of colorful lights. vittoria woodill has a preview of this can't miss festival. hurry, do you want to so something amazing? how about more than 25 spectacular lantern installations laid on the lawn of one fill's famous square. welcome to the philadelphia chinese lantern festival or as said in chinese... which is the pefect way to light the birth today candles for the park. >> it's franklin square's 10 many birthday we're kicking off very grand style here with the first ever philadelphia chinese lantern festival, and we think it's going to be an incredible celebration of light and cultu culture. all of these sculptures are handmade and they have written descriptions on what they are. so it is almost coming to an art gallery outside the colors are mesmerizing.
the images are mesmerizing. >> lantern designs dazzle in detail during the day and night. and there's one in particular that's hard to miss. >> we have the chinese dragon here. >> represents the chinese company that designed and assembled each and of one of these chinese lanterns. >> the chinese lantern the festival is originated thousands of years ago. i feel excited and proud that we can make this happen. it's really different when it lights up at night. >> it sure is. >> franklin square will be open free to the public during the day but in the evening, we will charge for people to come in. >> if you're wondering how much they're charging to come in, well, it's $17 for adults and for kids it's 12 bucks. but kids all the way up to the age of 17, so pretty good deal there and it's not just these gorgeous lanterns as you're logging at receipt now. if you're wonder wagon this is, this is the dream corridor. this is right as you walk in. they have a beer garden, they have chinese artisans that will
be here in the park that will be selling gorgeous items, and they have tons of performances they plan to do over this weekend as well the festival will continue all the way to june 12 and eighths must see and should be everybody's list of things to do in philadelphia. >> that is absolutely beautiful. >> gorgeous. >> wow! >> so much culture. >> look at tori. >> gorgeous. >> van in a white. >> our very own van in a white. >> thank you tori. good stuff. >> good night for tour row to be out there. >> such nice night. >> nice night indeed you notice she had the big fleece jacket on. >> she did. tonight is the kind of night it was beautiful today mild but on cold clear night with light winds it's chilly outside. temperatures really starting to drop quickly f you'll out and about tonight take the dog for one last walk before bedtime throw on the jack. crew need it tomorrow morning as well. kids need the sweatshirts heading to the bus stop in the afternoon another warm one.
let's take look what to today looked like. here's time lapse video, and notice today was just your picture perfect spring day. we talk about this yesterday. it was going to be beautiful and it did not disappoint. not cloud empty sky. all day long on this time lapse from the leadership academy in philadelphia. and with high pressure overhead, skies are still clear at this hour but clouds will start to roll in just a little bit more tomorrow afternoon i think most of tomorrow is a sunny day but we will see a few more high clouds through the mid afternoon hours and the winds pick up as well as this next system heads our way. you can see this storm, you can see that pretty distinct comma shape we look for in a mid latitude weather system like this one and here it comes notice how it's lifting to the north and east generally an indication a storm a weakening a bit this storm won't be packing major punch bite time it moves through our area. but it will be warm as we head into friday and we could feel alum rumble of thunder and see some steady rain showers here and there during the course of the day. in the meantime it's quiet. it's 54 still at the airport but
temperatures are dropping steadily. forty nine in dover. 49 degrees in atlantic city and some of the colder spots here you see the blue shading mainly burlington, atlantic counties ocean county the cold spots in our region those the areas that could drop down low enough for some patchy frost to form tonight. you know where you are. the colder sports the rural areas. cats the area that will be under a frost advisory overnight tonight from 3am to 8:00 a.m. the rest of the region is free and clear don't think it will get cold enough for frost tonight. your mild stretch continues turning breezy tomorrow with highs in the 70s. and then we start to see more showers work their way in during the day friday. showers at any time but most numerous in the afternoon and evening hours. the good news that system moves off the coast on saturday and we're back to sunshine and 70 degrees. a great start to the weekend. tomorrow though the win picks ups specially mid afternoon gusts to about 25 miles an hour so fire weather watch issued generally midday on your nurse. thursday think may become a red flag warning tomorrow.
tomorrow clouds roll in. a mostly cloudy evening. i think most of the day we'll see sunshine but notice on friday we start to see scattered showers around the noon hour. and then through the evening another chance for showers and perhaps a thunderstorm. doesn't look like a complete wash out. but you will need the rain gear and dodging showers on and off through the day friday. overnight clear, moonlit chilly 47 degrees the moon is beautiful outside tonight. it's full tomorrow night but tonight not too shabby either for your thursday sunny and mild turning breezy few more clouds in the afternoon. 72 will be the daytime high. friday is warm but it's a bit unsettled. scattered showers, thunderstorm possible. the great news is the weekend. 70 on saturday. 66 on sunday. both days are sunny. next week looks like it turns a little more iffy with a chance for showers here and there through the week but, again, we got our eyes on the prize. >> um-hmm. >> monday, tuesday, that's far away. we got to get through the weekend and the weekend looks great. >> clears up just in time. >> i hear you. thanks kate. >> with sports mr. don bell. >> we're talking about the
>> think schuylkill expressway at 6:00 p.m. the road ahead for the flyers is murky at best. they came into the night draling the caps three-love in their best of seven series. we go to south philadelphia for the highlights. first period flyers on the power play. and the ghost the birthday boy shane, 23 years old today. one to nothing fly guys. scary moment towards end of the first. scott lawton, slams into the boards. he was taken out on stretcher. he'll be staying overnight at jefferson as a precaution. all tests were negative and that is good news. second period we go more scoring for the flyers. andrew mcdonald for the point. yes, it is good. the flyers win it, two to one. >> more momentum after game three that's for sure. i think we just got to take it, enjoy it. i think tonight was the first
game in the series that we actually enjoyed playing and enjoyed the playoffs, and the fans were a little bit better than last game, but it's good to have them on our side again. >> little better on this night. on to the nfl. sam bradford two-year contract for about 35 million unfortunately words on paper don't buy you job security in the nfl. so we recap one of our top stories the eagles now have the second pick in the draft after massive trade with the cleveland browns. here are the details. eagles gave up a boat load of picks, five total that includes a first rounder next year an second rounder in 2018. so why did they do that? because they believe they can get a franchise quarterback with the number two pick that would most likely carson wentz out of north dakota state. >> in the near future we have an opportunity to compete every year, and that starts at the quarterback position, and by us having the depth chart that we have, um, we feel stronger at
that position than we have in a very long time. >> on the baseball, phillies and mets fightings trying to avoid being swept. peter bore joyce tied it in the fourth. bottom of the 11th how about a game win for peter in south philadelphia. the phillies win it, five-four in 11 innings. busy night at the sports complex. >> good to see them celebrate. >> lots of smiles at broad and pattison. >> thanks, don. up next cocktails for cause.
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