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the surveillance photos are chilling, a young woman in the fight of her life after police say this man, tried to rape her, how police say she got away. and thousands of fans gathered to honor prince outside of his minnesota home, i'm omar villafranca, in minnesota with the latest on his death investigation coming up. and still tracking showers, as we start the weekend, justin is coming up to tell us when it will clear up for your outdoor plans. today it is sat the day april 23rd good morning aim rahel solomon. let's send it over to justin drabick to hear more about the showers. you say it shouldn't be a complete work out. >> we have not seen showers in
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a while. first witt of rain since april . we are in the dry stretch. >> no complaints. >> we could use the rain. it is in the a big deal. it does get better day. if you are heading out in the next three hours keep in mind you may dodge a few scatter showers but depend where you are across the region there. could be brief heavier downpours but things get better later this morning into the afternoon. check it out on storm scan three you can see heavier showers now through burlington county and ocean county. still some light rain, out to our west a cross areas of the western berks county, lancaster county that still need to get through i few more hours to go, off and on showers and still pretty mile. temperatures holding in the 60's. fifty-three inial than town. sixty-two at the airport in philadelphia low 60's in south jersey. we will zoom in the suburbs. same deal 60 degrees at this hour in doylestown and willow grove. let's break down your saturday. throughout the morning temperatures hold in the 60's, best chance for those showers,
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through about 9:00 or 10:00 o'clock and then we will see clearing skies. later this morning at 11:00 o'clock we should see some sunshine. in the afternoon we will go mostly sunny boosting the temperatures backup in the lower 70's. above average with a a afternoon high of 72 for philadelphia mid 60's at the shore and upper 50's in the poconos. after this storm passes we are setting up to be a real nice finish to the weekend. we will break down those details in a few minutes. rahel, back to you. >> thanks, justin. in this morning a two car accident on the schuylkill expressway has sent two people to the hospital. now it happen in the westbound lanes, near montgomery drive exit and 3:00 this morning. police say one of the cars caught fire, and no word on the extent of injuries and the cause of the accident is under investigation. neighbors in south philadelphia are paying more attention to their surroundings, after a woman, fights off an attacker. the suspect is still believed to be on the run, this
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morning. "eyewitness news" reporter natasha a brown explains how neighbors are making sure that they don't become the next victim. >> i walk past here all the time to go to work so it is advertise turning. >> reporter: dana jordan's walk to work has become much more unnerving on the heels of the attempted sexual assault that occurred on her normal path. a nine year-old woman found herself in the fierce fight with a man trying to rape her. she was walking home wednesday at 1:30 in the 1300 block of wharton street the when she noticed a man following her. detectives say that is whether he she grabbed her mace. >> she was a wear she was being followed. as a precaution she took it out. she was correct in doing so. if it wasn't for that month knows what would have happened. >> reporter: surveillance video provided police with the clear images of the suspect and glimpse office victim struggle her hand seen here around the suspect's neck. >> he rushed up behind her rush her and tackled her to the ground and he pulled her dress down, off the top of her
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dress, exposing her. she managed to fight him off and pepper spray him, at which time he fled. >> reporter: police began distributing crime bulletins throughout the neighborhood. >> the specific location, and then the details, and then contact numbers for the police. >> reporter: teresa is thankful for the information, after living in the neighborhood for more than 20 years she is more on guard now then ever before. >> so troubling and so upsetting because the relative, the neighborhood is relatively safe and to hear something like that it is very frightening. >> i'm a feeling a little bit more on edge but for the most party try to just ab wear of my surroundings and i have to pepper spray on me. >> reporter: police believe someone out there knows who this suspect is, images this man are very vivid as you can see in the video. meantime, they are asking anyone to contact the police.
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natasha brown cbs-3 "eyewitness news". family and friend are mourning the death of the beloved high school student. vigil was held for 16 year-old amy joyner francis outside of howard high school of technology that is where she was attacked in a girls bathroom on thursday and later died a at the hospital. police say at least two students were involved but no arrests have been made. >> something like this has to happen for people to actually realize what they are doing to themselves and for them not to help a girl like that is just crazy because y'all fled and let it just happen. >> on monday night there will be a community meet to go discuss the violence. it will take place at stub elementary school at 6:00 p.m. investigators in minneapolis are still trying to figure out what caused the death of the legendary pop star, prince. an autopsy was performed friday, but it could take days or week before the test results are known. meanwhile, fans around the
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world continue to more than. cbs reporter omar villafranca has more from outside prince's home in minnesota. >> reporter: we are learning more about the final hours of the prince life, the 57 year-old mega star who had millions of fans, died all alone in his sprawling home in studio compound. >> there were no obvious signs of trauma on the body. >> reporter: local sheriff says prince was last seen at about 8:00 wednesday evening. friend dropped him off at home. worried employees could in the reach prince thursday morning and eventually found him fully clothed and slumped inside his elevator on the first floor. it is not known how long he had been dead. >> we have no reason to believe at this point that this was a suicide. >> reporter: prince's body was released to his family following a four hour long autopsy on friday. the mood here at prince paisley park estate is somber as fans gathered to show their love and say good bye. >> i cannot begin to imagine what life was like after
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prince now. >> reporter: since word of the prince's death, thousands of been taking part north dance party in minneapolis, it is expected to last all weekend, to celebrate the life of the man the sheriff called a good neighbor. omar villafranca for cbs-3 "eyewitness news". paying tribute to prince, amc theaters announced it will play purple rain in its theaters starting to day. the film starring prince was an unlikely hit when it was released, first back in 1984 but it turned into a colt classic, as purple rain, made nearly 70 million-dollar. the sound track sold more than 25 million copies, the film will run in 87 of amc's u.s. theaters through thursday. well, pennsylvania is now, front and center in campaign 2016. former president bill clinton will campaign on behalf of his wife today at swarthmore and ambler. hillary clinton was in lackawana county last night where she met with voters at a high school near scranton.
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pennsylvania senator bob casey was among those on hand, as well as clinton decides the importance of new frame structure. >> but what i think about infrastructure i think about good jobs, jobs that cannot be exported, jobs that put people in this area to work that pay a good wage, so that people can get ahead. >> earlier the former secretary of state met with voters in jenkintown, she was joined by equal pay add ohio cade lily ledbetter, the small woman's owned cafe. bernie sanders heads to wilmington today after campaign events across pennsylvania on friday. he kicks off the day in philadelphia yesterday, some 200 people were on hand, for the invitation only event at the southwest philadelphia baptist community center. senator sanders spoke one on one with our justin finch and said he disagrees with mayor kenney's soda tax proposal. >> my disagreement is how he
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proposes to fund it. i think that taxing soda is a regress i have way to fund it. that tax burden will come down on low income and working families many are struggling to make end meet. the way i think we should fund it you ask the wealthiest people in this country to start paying their fair share of taxes. >> senator sander will hold a rally in the chase center in wilmington this afternoon. delaware's primary is also on tuesday. donald trump spent part of yesterday in kent county. the g.o.p. front runner met with supporters in harrington and from there trump told the crowd he had 358 registered businesses in the state and he puts a lot of monday there i. trump blasted the record of rival ted cruz and john kasich and satisfaction he is the only candidate who can beat hillary clinton. >> you know, all of the polls say if it is donald trump against crooked hillary clinton it will be seriously, it will be the greatest
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turnout of voters, in the history of the united states. i believe that. no, i believe it. >> today, trump will campaign in connecticut and head back to the philadelphia region on monday with the stop at a university. ted cruz rallied supporters in the lehigh valley. the texas senator shook hand with voters and signed autographs at an allentown diner. cruz explained why he thinks he is the best choice in the republican primary. >> donald won on tuesday but three weeks before that i won five states in a row, landslide in five states. i think that is because people, people want real, they want a republican agenda. when it comes to bringing jobs back they want a real solution of lift the burden. >> cruz stop including monroeville, allegheny county. again, the pennsylvania and delaware primaries are tuesday. new jersey's primary is a
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little ways away, june 7th. well, the flyers returned to the wells fargo center tomorrow, for a game six of their first round playoff against the washington capitals. second period ryan white's shot goes off of capitals defenseman an into the goal. the flyers took the lead, michael neuvirth made the one goal lead stand. he had a playoff career high, 44 saves, and flyers win, two to nothing. coming up next on "eyewitness news", a new gene test for breast cancer, how it may spare thousands of patient from his unnecessary treatment. that is ahead in the healthwatch. also ahead, cute photo alert, take a look, prince george in his pj's, why the little prince was allowed to stay up past his bedtime last night. and the philadelphia chinese lantern festival is officially opened, find out the extraordinary effort it takes us to develop one of these spectacular display, we are back in a m
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back on "eyewitness news", the president ape first lady are in england this weekend. last night they had dinner with the duke and duchess of cambridge. afterward they met prince george for the first time in kensington palace. the two-year old, ahh, all deck out in his white robe and pajamas looking very royal there. he was a lud to stay up past his bedtime to meet the obama's and thank them for his
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rocking horse which they gave him after his birth. president and first lady had lunch with the queen yesterday to celebrate her 90th birthday. and franklin square is shining bright, the philadelphia chinese lantern festival is now opened. "eyewitness news" reporter jan carabao gives us a tour. >> ♪ >> reporter: franklin square like you have never seen it before adorned in thousands of lights and dozens of lanterns. this is a glimpse in the the far east, brought to the northeast for the very first time. >> company from china select philadelphia as the only northeast city to have this incredible festival. >> so, so beautiful. >> reporter: rose marie shanely works in the park and watched the philadelphia chinese lantern festival take shape, 20 artisans work none in stop over last month and a half. >> wow, there is no word to
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describe the beauty, and the hard work. >> reporter: the four story spinning pagoda has reached great height and brought to life the grand chinese dragon land tern. >> you sit at the hood of this two hub foot dragon, 21 feet high and 18,000 pounds. >> reporter: for the next seven weeks, they can inn joy the steel lantern and chinese culture. >> there are 25 loom nateed displays, there are artisans every evening, performances on the stage, there is a beer garden here. >> reporter: it is also a beautiful way to celebrate franklin square's tenth anniversary. >> these are the candles for the cake, so we're real excited. >> reporter: franklin square will remain opened throughout the day but starting at 6:00 in the evening you will need to buy a ticket because that is when festival flips lights off. >> expect tactical of light from china with philadelphia with love. at franklin square, january
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carabao for cbs-3 "eyewitness news". >> so beautiful. >> really cool. >> check that out. >> not a bad night to head out, the morning may be different. >> it will be chilly later on tonight, you may need a jacket on if you hang out. still some showers around this morning. deceiving, wait a few more hours, it does get better and it does shape up to be a nice afternoon this week ebb overall, it will be pretty g live look right now in center city we have a little bit of cloudiness covering tops of the buildings, off and on showers still to deal with and it depend where you are and we could have brief heavier downpours. but most of the heavier rain has diminish already but it has been dry and we have not been talking about a whole lot of rain at all, and so far that since march 1st coming into today we are just shy of 3 inches of rain below average. we could use rain. we pick up .3 of an inch, so far at philadelphia international airport. not enough to put a dent in this number but at least hey we will take it the but we have more rain in the forecast and we will talk about that in just a bit.
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here's is what left, a cold front that will be sliding off shore, a couple of left over light showers continue to break up off to our west. those still could come through in the next few hours but you can see they are scattered in nature. it depend where you are, heading out across western maryland right now, that is moving south into west virginia. so temperature wise still mild, we had a warm day yesterday and humidity is around as well. lower 60's in many locations with the clouds around and off and on showers. up around philadelphia same story. sixty-two in the airport. sixty-two aston. the woodstown, mullica both in the low to mid 60's at this hour. in the lehigh valley poconos still mild, 54 in mount pocono. sixty-three in allentown at this hour. cold front that is sliding through our region later this morning. so eventually we will see clearing skies, north winds, will pick up, turns breezy this afternoon. temperatures upper 60's, maybe lower 70's still with that warmth, kind of hanging on and then tomorrow really nice, seasonal day. great day to be outside from
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the morning all the way to the night time, and as high pressure it is in control. temperatures right where they should be in the upper 60's. it will feel good in the the sunshine. then we will bring back a warmer air mass on monday and could feel like summer, upper 70's, maybe close to 80 degrees in some spots on monday, with some sunshine. then we will talk about rain chances later on during middle of the week. through 9:00 o'clock a threat for some light showers, rolling on through mainly from the city south and east. they will hold on longer to the new jersey shore. you will in the see the sunshine until later this afternoon but we will see clearing from west to east, throughout the morning and into the afternoon today. tonight, into tomorrow, manager but clear skies. so watch what happens with the temperatures. we will be in the up are 60's to lower 70's later this afternoon with the sun but tonight with the clear skies we will drop down, look at that, 30's in the northwestern suburbs to the low to mid 40's around the city. tomorrow noticeably cooler but still very comfortable. forecast for today early morning showers, clearing
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skies, a bit breezy. seventy-two this afternoon. tonight, clear, chilly low around 45 for the city, colder in the suburbs and pennsylvania, delaware primary on tuesday, we are going to have to dodge some showers and thunderstorms, heading out to vote, it will be warm though temperatures in the lower 70's. here we go extended forecast, good finish to the weekend, toll full sun 68 degrees. warm next week 77 on monday. best chance for showers will be on tuesday, rahel, with highs in the lower 70's and stays mild for the even of next week. >> seventy-seven, looks good. on the cbs-3 healthwatch, a test that could help determine which early stage breast cancer patient can safely, skip chemotherapy. health reporter stephanie stahl has the result of the new research. >> reporter: diane is a two time breast cancer survivor. she had chem therapy any 2002 after she was first diagnosed. >> you have exhaustion that isn't helped by sleep and you
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get cognitive impairment. >> reporter: ten years later doctors found a different type of breast cancer. >> i really didn't wanting to through chemotherapy again. >> reporter: so doctors recommended the ma'am owe print test which analyzes 70 genes, a new study looked at 3,000 breast cancer patients and it found many early stage patients could avoid chemotherapy after surgery. >> by logically low risk tumors even if they are clinically high risk, they do in the benefit from chemotherapy. >> reporter: until recently a large tumor or cancer cells in the limb have node automatically meant chemotherapy. >> if you are a low risk, and you have just as good an outcome as five years if you do not have chemotherapy. >> reporter: dianne's score on the test is ultra low so she had a lump removed, radiation, and no chemo. >> i was just so relieved. >> reporter: dianne is currently cancer free and doctors say there are other kind of gene test that is work
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the same way, identifying patients with early stage cancer, who can safely, skip chemotherapy. i'm stephanie stahl, for cbs-3 "eyewitness news". well, we here at cbs-3 are counting down to mothers day and the annual race for the cure. cbs-3 is proud to support komen in the fight against breast cancer. join the "eyewitness news" morning team, jim donovan, brook thomas, katie fehlinger and meisha johnson atco men philadelphia race for the cure on mothers day may eighth. come walk, run with us by registering at cb, and everyone who registers to walk or run with team cbs-3 will special a special chemtive t-shirt. we hope you can be there for this special event. still ahead a look at is what new in theaters this weekend. >> i'm kevin frazier, coming up i'm on the set with the stars of the huntsmen winters war where the ladies are
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that triggered the financial meltdown -- goldman sachs. just settled with authorities for their part in the crisis that put seven million out of work and millions out of their homes. how does wall street get away with it? millions in campaign contributions and speaking fees.
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who is the faires of them all report report how about cher lease theron, is repricing her scene and rocking killer gowns for the prequel. >> i mean fantasy element of this really allows us to really, push it. >> you must become my huntsman. >> reporter: emily blount plays her snow queen sister in ice cold silver that looks like metal but it is actually leather. >> the attention to detail as well as she does, tiny little details from how the beading is on the weird little stripe, it is incredible. >> reporter: it is jessica chas tane has one of the most unexpect transformations as huntsman's war your wife. >> i am so white in real life that i do spray tan every week, so i spray tan kind of gives me a rug look. >> reporter: chris also got the rugged style on set hiding his awesome abs under leather layers but the ladies of the cast didn't seem to mind
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because they were running the show. >> chris, was like to think they were always talking about him but no, we do give him a hard time. >> like i have three sisters. i get bullied a lot. >> reporter: for entertainment tonight i'm kevin frazier, now back to you in the studio. and for all of the latest news from hollywood watch entertainment tonight on every week night at 7:00 right here on cbs-3. the count down to primary day is on, the presidential candidates have their sights set on pennsylvania, and delaware, coming up on "eyewitness news" where they will be stumping for votes this weekend. run, run, run. >> vittoria woodill takes to us a place where imaginations run while in the tree top, the sky-high playground coming up in our next half an hour, we
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good morning, i'm rahel solomon. thanks for spending part of your saturday with us. meteorologist justin drabick outside on the sky deck and justin when i left the house this morning it still felt wet, more showers. >> we have more showers to go. so if you are heading outside next couple of hours, we will dodge some rain showers but it does get better, later this morning into the afternoon, so
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it turns out to be a nice day the second half of the weekend which is just perfect for the second half of april but check it out on storm scan three. the lingering showers, heavier showers now moving in and out of the burlington county in to ocean county right now but still light rain coming through parts of the southern chester county, northern delaware right now, again, these are scattered showers, nothing too heavy, visibility still good, we have some lower cloud here across the city, so give us until about nine or 10:00 o'clock as things do improve from west to east across the region. still mild, 60's right now, touch of humidity out there. it does feel muggy and eventually a wind will kick up out of the north and push out that humidity a and turns out to be really comfortable later this afternoon. no matter where you are, temperatures are uniform with the clouds and showers. the let's break down your temperatures today. lower 60's in the morning. early afternoon we are in the upper 60's but give it until nine or 10:00 o'clock and mess of the showers do come to an end. it may link's cross the new
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jersey shore and then later this afternoon we will see some sunshine that will eventually go mostly sunny getting the high temperature up to 72 degrees. the tonight gets chilly, we will drop down to the 40's with the clear skies, and then tomorrow, very comfortable, high of 68 degrees in the sunshine, and if you do not like 60's and want warmer air wait until next week. we will have another warm up in the seven day. rahel, back to you. >> even more warmth, justin, thanks. road to the white housings through pennsylvania and delaware. today bernie sanders is in the first state while delaware county gets a visit from a former president. "eyewitness news" reporter anita oh is live from the cbs-3 sat center to tell us where you can see the candidates, good morning, anita. >> reporter: that is right, candidates on both side continue to pitch to supporters here in our area, they will continue to do so throughout the weekend, that is, of course, ahead of the primaries next week. 4:30 this afternoon, born i sanders is expected to hold a
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rally at the chase front in wilmington, delaware. both of the clintons campaigning a cross the region as former president bill clinton stops at swarthmore school in delaware county this morning. and a few hours later he will be join by, mark kelly, and gabby giffords critically shot during an assassination attempt in 2011. that is happening at wissohickon middle school in ambler but he won't be the only clinton to have made stopped in our area on friday mrs. clinton spoke to a small group in abington township about how she hopes to help women break economic barriers. she praised the treasury assistant harriet tubman to the new face of the 20-dollar bill. >> i also want to make sure that women are making the money, that we deserve to make. it is not just enough to the on on the money, you need to be making the money. >> reporter: primariness both delaware and pennsylvania will be held on tuesday. for now, live from the sat center i'm anita oh for cbs-3
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"eyewitness news". >> all right, anita, thank you. thousands packed donald trump rally a at delaware state fair ground in kent county. first state as we heard also holds its primary on tuesday. "eyewitness news" reporter walt hunter was in harrington as trump promised to bring back manufacturing jobs. >> by the time trump took the stage around 4:30, arriving a bit earlier in his personal helicopter, the crowd had grown in the thousands. many had waited in lines, several hours, before the gates opened up at noon, and then stood four more hours, inside the arena. but no one complained. >> what attracted me most is pro constitution and supports the second amendment, our rights and our freedoms and that is what we stan for freedom and liberty. >> delaware was hit very hard by closures of its auto manufacturing plants, right? yes? over the years, including chrysler and gm plants, cruz
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and kasich support the transpacific partnership which will absolutely kill the auto industry in this country. i'm against it and been fighting it. if i become president we will make great trade deals. >> reporter: trump for better part of an hour slam both of his rivalness a relatively standard stump speech sighting trade policies and immigration policies. >> build the wall, build the wall, build the wall, build the wall. >> reporter: trump is the only candidate to make a delaware appearance, with 16 delegates up for grabs in tuesday's elections. a handful of protesters, peacefully assembled will outside of this speech, but it was, a a peaceful day, by and large, with a lot of energy and enthusiasm for the trump candidacy. >> as to why trump chose to appear in harrington delaware here locals say this is
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considered the midpoint of delaware between upstate and downstate a strategic middle ground where trump hopes to collect delaware's 16 delegates in the election on tuesday. in harrington, walt hunter for cbs-3 "eyewitness news". and one of the donald trump a's opponent, senator ted cruz continues his campaign in allegheny county. yesterday he drove home his message that trump is a liar. >> he will in the the do any of it, he will not build a wall, he will in the deport anyone, he is telling us he is lying to us. >> now trump own convention manager paul manafort may be fueling the line of attack. at the rnc spring meeting in florida, mana thefort said trump had been projecting an image but part he has been playing is evolving and soon he will see a real different guy. reminder that the pennsylvania and delaware primaries are this tuesday, april 26th, new jersey's primary is june 7th.
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investigators in pike county, ohio have now interviewed dozens of people in connected with the murders of the eight family members. police are in the ruling out that the killer or killers are still at large. cbs marley hall, reports. >> reporter: investigators in pike county, ohio are working four different crime scenes, trying to piece together who killed eight members of the roden family and why. >> it is a strong possibility that the individual involved in this are armed and extremely dangerous. >> reporter: seven adults and a 16 year-old were killed. authorities say each victim was shot in the head. >> the one momma parentally was killed in her bed with the four day old right there. >> reporter: new born survived along with the six month-old and a three-year old. grief counselors and community members are trying to comfort relatives. >> it is such a tragic, tragic situation, what is happening, they have got a lot have of
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questions. >> reporter: police say they are following up on all tips and encourage anyone with any information to come forward. marley hall for cbs-3 "eyewitness news". police say a pair of shootings in northeastern, georgia has ended with the alleged gunman killing himself. investigators believe that the shooting stems from a domestic dispute that left three men and two women dead. cbs affiliate wrdw quotes the sheriff's office saying that wade hunt snapped after he found out his wife was divorcing him. deputies say the gun man went home, set his house on fire, and then shot himself in his garage. well, stunned fans continue to mourn and celebrate prince. an autopsy has been completed on the musician but the results won't be known for a while. prince was found dead in his suburban minneapolis home on thursday, and we're learning more about the final hearst of his life. the local sheriff says he was last seen wednesday night, when friend dropped him off at
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home. employees found him slumped in an elevator on thursday morning. >> this is a tragedy for all of us, prince rodgers nelson was a celebrity. to us he was a community member and good neighbor. >> since word of prince death, thousands have been taking part in the dance party in minneapolis, featuring the music of the artist, and it is expected to last all weekend. anthony mason reports on prince's reign over the music industry. >> ♪ >> beyond his dozens of hit songs, prince was a pie knees in the the music industry. he said his rock and roll acceptance speech for him music was about freedom. >> freedom to produce, freedom to play all of the instruments on my record, freedom to say
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whatever i wanted to. >> reporter: as freedom to release it when he wanted to. his his label tried to hold him back prince rebelled changing his name to a symbol, and performing with the word slave, scrolled a cross his cheek. prince rodgers nelson learned to stand up for himself when he was bullied as a boy growing up in minneapolis. >> early in my career i tried to compensate for that by being as flashy as i could and as noisy as i could. >> reporter: on the tavis smilely, prince, who rarely spoke about his childhood, talk about his father. >> my father was, he was so hard on me. >> reporter: john nelson played the piano who led the prince rodgers jazz band which gave prince his name. >> i taught myself music, my father left his piano at the house when he left, and i was than the allowed to play it when he was there because i
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was than the as good as him. so, when he lefty was determined to get as good as him. >> reporter: became a expert on the keyboard, guitar and drums, playing all 27 instruments on his debut album. michael jackson would sell more record but for a time, prince with his wickly flirtatious charisma was only one who could rival the king of pop's stage presence i embarked on a journey more fascinating then i could have ever imagined, prince once said, those who went along with the funky ride never imagined it would end, so soon. that was anthony mason reporting, now funeral plans are still pending, but several cities are planning tributes including new orleans, on monday, fans have organized a jazz funeral for the music
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legend and minneapolis is also preparing a final send off. still ahead there is no limits to the imagination, here, vittoria woodill takes us to a ultimate playground for kids where funnies going to new heights. also ahead, a program night with a very special meaning. and still some showers around this morning, justin is back with what you can expect for the rest of your weekend, stay wit do you think when you are president you'll be paid as... much as if it were a man- male this is one of the jobs where they have to pay you the same. but there are so many examples where that doesnt happen. i'm going to do everything i can to make sure every woman in every job gets paid the same as the men who are doing that job. i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message.
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back on "eyewitness news" with 50 years of caring, fellowship house of south camden mark their golden anniversary during a special celebration at adventure aquarium. fellowship house offers a free after school program from kind garden to fifth graders. they are pick up from school and taken to fellowship house where they have a snack, get reading and homework help and they have plenty of fun and it is all faith based. "eyewitness news" a anchor ukee washington help mc the foundation. in delaware county deep in the woods is there a spot where imaginations can run wild in the tree tops. vittoria woodill takes you a long for a day of adventure in a sky-high playground. >> reporter: standing tall, high above the ground, trees are touching the sky, if you look closely around tyler arboretum, tree houses are perched where the bird play.
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>> wow. 650 acres of the serene space in media has 17 miles of trail, and it covers some ground, we will help spot some terrific tree houses. >> chris, run. >> tj. >> aidan. >> these kidney arboretum like the back of their head. >> run, run, run. >> reporter: they necessity just what to do with each and every tree house like fort tyler. >> go, go, go. >> reporter: or toll up tree house complete with the kitchen. >> one of the things we try hard to do is put kid and their families in touch with nature in new ways so through tree houses. this was a a project that was launched by former director, rick, died in 2014, and in 2008, he gathered together a bunch of community members, architects, artists, designers and built 30 tree houses. they were only meant to last a year but as you saw we have a couple that have survived the test of time.
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we have been all making about music and it is shaped like a guitar. >> reporter: wait for me. how about the imagination station tree house, complete with a stage, and costumes to hold your very own performances. now you have to choose my destiny, and you dress up, and you are just make up with your imagination. >> reporter: isn't that the best part of the tree house. >> yes. >> reporter: bravo, bravo. or you can have a tea party. >> tea? >> a fun place to be out and to have adventure and it is safe, and you can have fun with your friend. >> reporter: people come here because they find serenity, and they find sanctuary. but they also find a lot of fun and they find beauty. so come one and come all. >> reporter: and bring your imagination. >> and your kid. >> reporter: should we go to the next one. >> yeah. >> that looks like fun. all right. justin joining us now. justin these trees are getting
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much needed moisture this weekend or at least today. >> it is just this morning. so don't be alarmed waking upright now and saying no, it is raining i have to cancel my outdoor plans now. things get better this morning into the afternoon. fur kid has a little league game it could be muddy there if you have a game in the morning but by the afternoon you should start to dry out, left over light showers, still to our west but that may still come on through, it will break up a and brief downpours over the next couple of hours but it depend where you are. so mainly try right now in most of the delaware, one light shower over the bay, delaware river into salem and cumberland county, in new jersey, more heavier showers moving through, eastern ocean county so give it until nine or 10:00 o'clock and we should see that dry air month moving from west to east. we are in the lower 60's, every where across the region, exception up in the poconos, still in the bad 593 degrees. the is there cooler dryer air, north and west, pittsburgh 51.
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forty-three in buffalo. that starts to move south and east later today behind the cold front. we will have a mild afternoon but becomes more comfortable. yesterday, it felt humid and still there is a touch of humidity out there we are looking at dew point temperature, once we have dew points in the 60's, south of the city right new starts to feel humid but there is that dryer air mass starting to move from the north and that will continue to filter southward. you will note that is later this afternoon as air becomes dry and comfortable. april with the recent warmth we are back above average. we started off chilly first few weeks. rain we could use some. we are down an inch and .3. high temperature of 82 degrees happening this week. still not drought status. the mess have the dry conditions are still well across the west into california but el nino did help things out. back home few areas of dry conditions, parts of the bucks, montgomery county, up through trenton area, and northern new jersey.
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again in the enough to cause drought status. we will get more rain in the forecast over the next several days. better news for pollen count. at least today it is lower but still on the high end and with that rain, it will still blow the pollen around. if you suffer from allergies you will need medications for sure. here's the setup, later today, cold front moves east. cloud break up. we will see sunshine this afternoon. showers come to an even. high pressure in dominance for sunday into next week. that locks news to a dry pattern. so full sunshine sunday and monday. very nice conditions. pleasant tomorrow. monday we will bring back some warmth. temperatures today though, eventually will make it in the lower 70's with the sunshine this afternoon. tonight will get chilly. thirty's in the suburbs to mid 40's around the city. tomorrow, very comfortable. temperatures where they should be mid to upper 60's. for today early morning showers, clearing skies, 72 degrees for the a afternoon high and then tonight mostly clear, 40's and even 30's in the coldest suburbs, that light wind continues out of
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the north at 10 miles an hour overnight. tomorrow, sunshine, 68, then we will bump up to 77 object tuesday and delaware, pennsylvania, primary, on tuesday, it is low 70's, showers and storms but it stays comfortable for second half of the next week but classic april temperatures just all over the place, upper 70's, 60's. >> but you know what i love that there has been no humidity. >> enjoy it now. >> exactly. >> it is coming. >> all right, justin, thank you. a great event on the st. joseph university campus, but the center for autism, education and support, held its prom last night. approximately 30 people with autism and their dates, students who work and study at the center but also put on sharp outfits for the festivities. looking very good there everyone and the looks like they had a wonderful time. and another prom last night, the senior citizens prom at winslow township high school in camden county. the theme was a night have of mystery, and in addition to
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dinner, dancing, there was an auction, a raffle, and door prizes. the event was organized by the winslow township high school national honor society. very sweet. still ahead on "eyewitness news" you might call him the prince in pajamas, coming up in our next half an hour more on the meeting between just the little royal and the commander in chief. also ahead, oh, how things have changed for the flyers down three to nothing in the series, and look where they are right now when we come back don bell will tell us how a career night by one flyer helped send the series back to philadelphia.
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flyers escaped from a
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three to nothing series deficit to beat boston. they are looking to repeat, history. last night in a must win game five with the capitals the orange and black refusing to lose. to d.c. we will go, ten seconds in the game, gloves drop, brayden schenn and tj osha, going after it, the decision, let's give it to schenn. a little fisticuffs right there. second period, publishing prognosis goes off the skate of the defenseman and in for a goal and the flyers, that is how they take their lead. michael neuvirth, out of his mind. forty-four saves on the night. a playoff career high for him. robbing everyone in sight. final minute of the game, caps, they pull goalie and flyers taking advantage, chris vandervelde, scoring empty net, game six now is sunday at noon in south philadelphia, two to nothing a at the verizon center. >> we knew they were angry.
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we just battled through it. that is two games, we just found ways to win. we are rolling now. it will be a big game six. >> on the baseball, game two for phillies and brewers tonight, charlie morton on the hill with the fightins. last night phillies bats, coming alive, against the brew crew. game tied in the fifth, freddie galvis line drive to right field, how about on you dougal herrera with speed on top of speed. he comes around to score. phillies take the lead. next batter, miguel franco, balling. a two run shot to left, his third home run of the season. phillies go up four-one. now we will fast for to the seventh, who is back at the dish? franco. swinging with cruel intentions. ryan vaughn watched that thing go. second jack of the game. phillies, they go up five-one. how about aaron necessity lah who gave up seven runs in the last start with the nationals. last night, seven innings, giving up just a run on four
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hits and seven punch out. phillies snap their seven game losing streak to the brewers, five-two your final score. that is all for sports i'm don bell have a great the day. there is still much more ahead on "eyewitness news", including the latest from the death of the teenager at her delaware will school. >> reporter: memorial is growing and so is the demand for answers, as to how a 16 year-old girl was killed, in a delaware high school bathroom i'm cleve bryan, coming up why some people are calling for justice for amy. plus a paid maternity leave not everyone can get it, sometimes putting families in a difficult position. health reporter stephanie stahl tells us a unique way more and more moms to be are raising money, so they can care for their new borns. er with back in a moment.
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