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>> he is one of the those great talents, that only come along, you know, every now and then, once a generation. >> reporter: music legend kenney gamble found it remarkable one artist created so many sounds. every involving hybrid of funk, rock, blues and soul. >> he was unique. purple rain and purple house. >> reporter: his songs, along with the album and movie purple rain still in the collections and on the lips of so many here. >> real tragedy, man. prince was a musical icon. >> i think he was a musical genius and he will be sorely missed. >> only good part he has so much unheard music that he will be able to keep being able to keep him relevant for, you know, the next 30 years. >> reporter: guitar player mike tyler who performed with prince here along with others, praising the artist for never letting his songs and success over shadow his
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social conscious. one of the most recent works, written about the death of freddie gray in baltimore. >> he was still conscious of the real world, not the illusion that a lot of people live in that he was a resident of the real world. >> reporter: pretty much everyone we spoke to had a favorite prince song, movie or moment. musically, socially with prince it was always something new and often something outrageous, he enjoyed pushing the envelope, and generations grew up listening to, and loving, how he did it. live from the sat center i'm walt hunter for cbs-3 "eyewitness news". >> all right walt, thanks very much. now the campaign 2016, where pennsylvania is taking center stage, with less than a week to the primary candidates are focusing in on the keystone state. >> we have team three coverage tonight but lets start with our greg argos in harrisburg where donald trump is expect
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in about an hour, greg. >> reporter: now, ukee and nicole, music is blasting. there is a sense of excitement in the air. as you mentioned donald trump is not expected to start speaking at least for another hour here, farm show here in harrisburg. we are told this area hold about 7600 people, right now the arena itself the seats are a quarter full but that is not factoring in all of these supporters right here. these are folks who have arrived hours ago and they have gone through security and waiting to see donald trump. i spoke to many of the folks here who say this is their very first rally and they felt it was extremely important to come out here and see candidate in real life, let take a listen. >> i love donald trump and i think he need support. i think he gets a lot of hatred and we need to support him. >> i'm just very excited about the movement that is going on and the energy that trump has
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brought to this election and his exciting to have a fresh perspective and someone that isn't a politician. >> he is not afraid to say what he believes in, as opposed to a lot of people and it appeals to us because people do not like politicians say because they trying to get and say what they say to try to get voters. >> reporter: there are outside of the arena hundreds if not thousands of people still waiting to go through security. still plenty of time, about an hour until donald trump is expect to speak here in harrisburg, pennsylvania. i want to also mention that pennsylvania has become a really important primary state. in years past normally during this late in the primary season, all of the delegates are committed to one candidate but that is not the case, on both democratic side and republican side. it is also interesting that pennsylvania has 71 delegates, to disperse but 54 of those are not committed. so if donald trump does win during next tuesday's primary
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and right now polls show him at 40 to 50 percent, well ahead, he will only get 17 committed candidates. we will see if he address is that tonight at 7:00 when he speaks here in front of the crowd but for now we are live here in harrisburg, i'm greg argos for cbs-3 "eyewitness news". >> greg, thanks very much. texas senator ted cruz says he is certain that will will be a contested g.o.p. convention and that in one will get the required 1237 delegates for nomination. senator cruz campaign in fredrick, maryland. voters in maryland will go to the polls next tuesday. democrats are also battling for votes in pennsylvania, bernie sanders is looking for an upset win over hillary clinton. "eyewitness news" reporter trang do is in reading right new where he just rallied supporters, trang. >> reporter: well, crowd have filed out of here but let me tell you just about an hour
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ago every seat in this this 1700 seat theater was filled. senator sanders using his time at this town hall to focus on issues facing the reading and allentown communities especially the hispanic community and for that he received a lot of love from his supporters. senator sanders received an electric reception before a packed house here at sandtander perform arts center. he pointed out massive loss of manufacturing jobs here, the doubling of the poverty rate and financially struck school system. he proposed free college tuition paid for by a tax on wall street, 50-dollar minimum wage and continue time pose trade agreement that hurt america. >> well, first thing that we have got to do together and it is no the that hardies to create an economy that works for all of us, not just the people on top. >> i work at wal-mart. the part where he talks about wal-mart family and so many co-workers have to live on
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welfare and medicaid just to survive. that rest mated a lot. i see that every day with the people i consider my friends. >> reporter: the senator spoke for just under an hour. he is now you on his way to the greater philadelphia expo center in oaks for a similar town hall event. that kicks off at 7:30. we are live from reading, i'm trang do for cbs-3 "eyewitness news". democratic front runner hillary clinton is in connecticut and she held a campaign event on gun violence in hartford. connecticut holds its primary on tuesday. clinton was in philadelphia yesterday. former president bill clinton campaigned for his wife in harrisburg earlier today. he discussed hillary clinton's plans to raise incoming and break down barriers holding families back. now we will go out to "eyewitness news" reporter alexandria hoff live in media where governor kasich held a town hall earlier today, alex. >> reporter: nicole, governor kasich has been traveling across pennsylvania, meeting with delegates in preparation
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for tuesday's primary but today made a stop here to penn state's brandywine campus. >> i got my competitors trying to get me out, i have the democrats trying to get me out and guess what i'm not getting out just so you all know. >> reporter: without enough delegates left to secure 1237 needed for the nomination ohio governor john kasich has long set his sites on his home state and possibility for a contested convention in cleveland. after coming up second in front of the senator ted cruz in new york's primary, cruz is now in the same boat. senator cruz will continue on despite the fact that he noise longer able to achieve that magic number. he criticized you in the past for doing that. >> well, i think you know, i think i saw a recording where he said facts are stubborn things and when you have no way to win the nomination going to the convention you should leave the race. i understand why he would change his mind. >> can i please have a picture with the next president of the you had. >> oh, yeah, you can.
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>> reporter: ten year-old alyss o'neill is putting her hopes public. >> it came to me and i like live crowds that i will probably see you again but it just came to me for some reason and i just felt that it would be nice to have a picture of me with the president when i grow up and i know that he will be the president some day. >> reporter: so nice to see hopeful youngsters getting involved. talk about contested conventions one of the first in history led to the election of the very famous president, that would be abraham lincoln. reporting live, i'm delaware county i'm alexandria hoff for cbs-3 "eyewitness news". reminder, pennsylvania and delaware primaries are tuesday april 26th and new jersey's primary is june 7th. switching gears right now, students sudden death sent shock waves through a wilmington community. girl died shortly after police say she was attacked in the school bathroom. "eyewitness news" reporter cleve bryan is live outside
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howard high school of technology with thee motional reaction from students and parents, cleve. >> reporter: just in the last 20 minutes the size of the crowd here has justin creased, dramatically, we have spoken to some people here who say young lady was very sweet. they don't know why all this happened. right now police last update was about four hours ago saying they were still conn you can interviews and no arrest at this time. but people hearsay whoever is responsible for this girl's death needs to be held accountable. >> hit me right here, my nose. >> reporter: even student who did not witness fatal fight howard high school technology say it the is disturbing. >> man, i seen helicopter and then bathroom and all this blood. oh, man. this is a girl at that. like the females. >> reporter: around 8:15 a a.m. wilmington police got an a report of the assault in the bathroom with one victim severely injured. >> staff was on hand as well as their staff. she was given medical attention soon after the
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incident. when officers were made aware and school staff that she was medivac'd to ai children's hospital. >> reporter: the 16 year-old girl was pronounced dead at the hospital. her alleged attackers taken to the police station there were a few girls involved and at this time our police department is investigating the incident. >> we have people that we're speaking with no arrest as this is point. >> reporter: police have not given a reason why the fight began or how the girl was hurt but they don't believe any weapons were involve. >> when i heard about it, i felt like i was going to pass out. the it could been my granddaughter. >> reporter: people near howard say it is not men for violence a and saying there is no justifying what happening. >> this is nonsense. nonsense. now y'all got to go to the woman's house and let her know that they got to send out to school this morning i may never see again. >> reporter: ukee and nicole anti violence activist are using this as an opportunity to speak to the youth here in wilmington telling them that fighting is never okay to take things out, problems in a
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different way. we do not know yet if howard high school will be reopening tomorrow. reporting live in wilmington, cleve bryan, cbs-3 "eyewitness news". >> that message has got to get through. cleve, thank you. still to come on "eyewitness news" tonight taking a stan, elementary school students hit the streets of philadelphia marching for a important cause, why they were racial their voices for change. it was paint by a a famous artist and author on the wall of the new york apartment. well, now it has a new home in philadelphia. where you can see it and who created it, kate. after a stretch of sunshine we now have rain, returning to the area, here it comes i'll tell you when rain gets here and how much we can expect and whether it will impact your weekend, all next when "eyewitness news" at 6:00 .
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heard. these are students from powell elementary school on north 36th street. the group carries colorful signs made by fourth grade class as they marched through powellton village and man turra this morning. they rallied to raise awareness about gun violence. good for them. mural painted by famed author and artist maureen sendac has a new home. >> this painting will be on display at soon to be opened south philadelphia library. it was moved there today from the rosen back museum and library. he painted it in the early 60's on the wall of his friend's new york apartment. the dog leading the procession is sendac's puppy, general hoy appeared as the dog in the famous book where the wild things are. >> how about that. >> yes. >> just recently read that book. >> loved that book. >> kate joins us now and we will talk about a little bit of rain tomorrow in spots.
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>> this is not a huge system but we could use it. i don't feel like watering my flowers tommy will take a daze off. but we need april showers to get more may flowers around here and it will clear out in time for most of the weekend. it looks like a slower clearing then what i thought yesterday. timing of the rain has slowed just a little will bit so it may link are in some spot into saturday morning especially down the shore. the saturday may not be the best day north and west of the city, it will be nicer. but you you can see the change in the air right now. take a look outside, spring garden camera, everything is looking duller then it has looked in quite sometime. we have been talking every day about these deep blue skies, beautiful conditions, and now, the clouds have moved on in and it has turned overcast, it is still beautiful, temperatures still in the 70's and no rain just yet but it is hurling things to come as we go through the course of the afternoon, clouds continue to thicken. lets look the at our live neighborhood network site, soccer players outside on the field, rain in the slowing them down tonight just a few
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more clouds then what we have been seeing. sixty-five in kutztown right now. storm scan three shows a large scale storm, center of circulation right here but it is all strung out across the entire eastern half of country. what we're seeing as i mentioned yesterday is the storm lifting north and east, generally an indication that the storm is weakening. so some strong storms and heavy rain in portions of louisiana tonight, and to the north, it is mainly scattered showers, little bit of steady rain here and there and this will impact us throughout the daze tomorrow but tomorrow is not a complete wash out, you will be able to salvage part of the day at least to get outside. right now still 72 degrees in philadelphia 71 allentown. sixty-seven in reading. and current wind are out of the south still breezy not quite as windy as it was this afternoon, 14 miles an hour at the airport, 15 miles an hour in dover. so cloud will tip to increase throughout the overnight hours. pick up a shower it is stray, isolated, mostly overnight we will be dry. tomorrow morning we may start with sun and it will be a warm
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day as well. more sunshine we will get the warmer it will be. some spots could head toward 80 degrees. you can see showers mainly fizzling through the day and couple spotty ones at 3:00 p.m. more numerous in the evening. between nine, ten, 11:00 we will see more showers popping up. around overnight as well. the here's 1:00 a.m. and pushing out of here by saturday afternoon. it will be a nice saturday morning to the north and west, south and east those showers may hang around a little bit longer. we are not expecting much in the way of rain. the showers, possibly a stray then are storm. not a widespread severe event. mainly in the afternoon and evening. quarter inch of rain could impact portions of the afternoon commute but may enemies majority of that which would be good news for friday. sixty overnight tonight, tomorrow a couple scattered showers, thunderstorm, warm, breezy otherwise, 76 degrees the high for our friday. weekend is cooler, a slow clear on saturday but still nice at 69 degrees. the sunday looks beautiful, high of 66.
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monday, now looks gorgeous. our next system is on a little delay, monday 47 with sunshine beautiful heading back to work. >> that looks good. >> pretty good monday. >> yes. >> easier on get out of the bed on a monday. >> thanks, kate. "cbs evening news" is just a few minutes away. >> scott pelley has a look a head, scott. >> here's the "cbs evening news" tonight. >> ♪ purple rain, purple rain ♪ >> tears are falling among fans as the world mourns the loss of prince. we will have the life and legacy of the cultural icon who revolutionized music. plus we will introduce you to the man who has been hired to tame donald trump. we will have those stories and rest of the world news tonight on the "cbs evening
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snider. >> sports director don bellies live from the stadium complex and don, you were there for the memorial. >> reporter: i was. people here still morning loss of ed snider but at the same time celebrating the life that he had and the legacy that he leaves behind. take a look at the a reen, there were at least a a dozen speakers here today sharing their memories, and all of these great stories, i would say that there were at least 3,000 people, in the stands, and on the floor, really paying attention to this and celebrating the life of ed snider. one of the best remarks came from bobby clarke the hall of famer. >> the legacy of the philadelphia flyers and the ed snider youth hockey found days which will a how to never became a faceless corporate team. his image and passion will always guide us.
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>> now many of the flyers dedicated season to snider and ed would have been proud of how they played last night. flyers fighting offe limb nation with the two-one win over the washington capitols and now they are preparing for game five friday night in d.c. >> not a lot of people, nobody thinks that we can win. unaudible. >> how we want to play as a team and we have been there for each other. >> it is another big game, we live to play another day. >> now, big sigh of relief for the orange and black, scott laughton has been released from jefferson hotch hospital after slighting in the boards last night. he was carted off on a stretcher. the 21 year-old will not be with the team when they battle washington tomorrow night. switching speed, possibly some drama at the novacare
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complex the. day after eagles traded for second overall pick jason cole is saying sam bradford is likely to request a trade, the eagles have already paid him 11 million i should say of his 36 million-dollar deal, also i want to let you know that the gm, the acting gm howie roseman did say yesterday that bradford is the starting quarterback, of this team, for now. he didn't say that part, i did. i'm not saying just saying that is all. that is store friday wells fargo center, don bell, back to you in the studio. >> we hear what you are saying. >> thanks, buddy, appreciate it.
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well, a celebration of science and technology, comes to the city of philadelphia. >> yeah, the philadelphia science festival starts tomorrow, showcasing more than 90 experiments across the city. "eyewitness news" this morning got a sneak peak at one of those experiments. but on april 30th, this explosion, i think we're about to see will be magnified 12 field, 12 reactions, split is, going off at once at penns landing. the goal, to get the next generation excited about the sciences. >> they did that outside of our studio a couple times. >> that was fun. >> kids get a big kick. >> big kids too, yes, as well. thanks for watching "eyewitness news" at 6:00. eye witt the necessary news returns at ten on our sister station rw philly and we will be right back here on cbs-3 at 11:00. up next, "cbs evening news", from new york here now
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is scott pelley. take care family, we will see you tonight. ♪ why do we scream at each other this is what it sounds like ♪ when doves cry >> pelley: he was music royalty. the death of the artist who will forever be remembered as prince. ♪ purple rain purple rain ♪ also tonight, flooded texas gets the last thing it needed -- more rain. >> reporter: how much money do you think you will have lost? >> a lot, a lot of money. >> pelley: a bold prediction from a tough man on a delegate mission. >> certainly by june 7th we think we'll be the nominee. >> pelley: and day for a queen. elizabeth reaches a milestone. ♪ happy birthday

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