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form of cans their claim her life, and the way her family is working to make sure that the same thing does not happen to you. just a family, and, you know, i want to walk away from that i ape come back. >> back on the job after three years after he was shot in the line of duty officer edward davies heads back to work and you might not believe the surprising person he ran into on his return, to the force. it has been a long journey back for the officer who nearly lost his life 993 days ago. good evening, everyone i'm ukee washington. i'm jessica dean. "eyewitness news" reporter walt hunter was there as davies return to the job that he loves and the emotional chance encounter on his first day back. >> i was excited. here i am, i'm back. >> reporter: 993 days after a bullet slammed into his body inside of a feltonville store
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as he for the with the armed robber, officer ed davies return to the force. >> how are you doing, buddy. >> thank you so much. >> i didn't want to have him win more or less when he shot me. i wanted to come back on my terms. >> reporter: from the moment eric torres pulled that trigger point blank, it has been an agonizing journey for the officer. >> i remember hearing like a bang, i was like what was that? i remember i stood up and my chest and my stomach got really hot. i looked down and looked backup and said i got hit. >> reporter: after three weeks in the induced coma, 37 days in the icu, davies would finally be released, injuries so horrific, no one knew, moment to moment, if he was going to survive. >> four kids, and that is my wife, so that is all i thought about. that made me pull through. >> reporter: but 993 days ago, there was another hero, fellow officer seanty coupe shore
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raced davies to the hospital arriving seconds before he would have died from blood loss and as davies showed me around his new work place suddenly his first day gotten better. there was officer cooper, who coincidently had been assigned there for a class. >> what did you think when you saw that face walking through the door here today. >> i was elated. >> reporter: so maybe spontaneous reunion of these two heroes provided the best answer have of all to my final question: why would someone who paid such a terrible price be so determined to return to his job protecting all of us. >> i always wanted to come back. i love the job. i love the guys. it the is just a family. >> reporter: big part of the officer davies assignment at police training center will be instructing new recruits, as recipient of the department's highest honor the valor award, it is hard to say anyone better suited to teach men and
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women what it takes, to be a philadelphia police officer. live from the sat center i'm walt hunter for cbs-3 "eyewitness news". >> no question with that, walt, thank you. lets look at the weather and let's face it not the greatest start to may. kate bilo is in the weather center. kate, any better news. >> no, unfortunately not, jessica. we are tracking another round of rain, the good news is happening right now as you are looking outside you may be seeing some sunshine, briefly, once the sun goes down another round of rain will push through. you can see a few cloud right now. we are seeing breaks of sun not a bad evening right now but all week long we will be tracking more round have of rain moving through, some days just a few showers, other days, pretty heavy downpours. you can see rain heading toward us right the now we have a few nasty storms that popped up off to the south near d.c. and portions of eastern virginia. the these could impact delaware as we go through tonight, heavier rain comes through our area generally overnight with lingering showers into the first half of the day tomorrow. we will time it out, you can
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see at 10:00 o'clock tonight scattered showers and heavy rain off to the west. starting around midnight heavy rain moves in and it will continue on and off all night long. rumbles of thunder, flashes of lightening as well that continues into tomorrow morning when you wake up. rain clears out but cloud will stick around through our tuesday afternoon. so for tonight, still a marginal risk for severe weather in delaware where they have had more sun today, still a general risk for stray thunderstorm here in the philadelphia area. biggest threat is off to the south as far as severe weather is concern. between now and midnight expect scattered showers and a possible thunderstorm but between midnight and 8:00 a.m. when worse of this next storm hits with heavy rain and threat for thunder, lightening, and also some patchy dense fog on the roads so please be safe. coming up we will time out rest of the rain this week and we will have good news as we head toward weekend, to you now, back over to you. philadelphia police continue to investigate what caused a deadly crash in east falls over the weekend. the it happened on sunday afternoon along the 5400 block of henry avenue.
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police say of the three adults and four children in one car, only a infant was strapped in. a 20 year-old man and six year-old boy died from injuries sustained, in the crash. there is no way to know but certainly, if everyone was restrained, clearly there would be less severe injuries for sure and maybe not anybody killed. >> reporter: two people in the other car suffered leg injuries, police believe yesterday's wet weather was a factor in the crash. quick pedophile jerry sandusky appears in the central pennsylvania courtroom hoping for a new trial. >> read what has been written, and have courage to present it. >> that was sandusky on the the way into court, his defense team filed 33 issues with the original case, they are asking for an evidencery hearing which could force two dozen witnesses to testify and could lead to a new trial. his attorneys argued that sandusky did not the get a fair trial in 2012, largely because of his attorneys.
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>> they really didn't have time to be honest with you to develop a trial strategy, witnesses were not interviewed, there was a lack of preparation overall. >> the judge did not make a ruling on that hearing today. an upper dublin high school teacher is charge with 12 counts of institutional sexual assault. police say rose had a inappropriate contact with the mail student at the school. that alleged relationship began in december. she has had a preliminary hearing or will have one in two weeks and suspended pending the outcome of that case. governor chris christie respond to concerns over lead in the drinking the water of new jersey schools. >> that is why today, i'm directing the new jersey department of education to address legitimate concerns, about lead levels in schools by strengthening regulations, that already require the provision of the safe drinking water to mandate, lead hazard the water testing in all of our schools. >> these new mandates begin
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next school year, the state will reimburse school districts for that testing. issue came to light when newark school district recently reported elevated lead levels in 30 of its 67 buildings. on the cbs-3 healthwatch it is melanoma monday, first monday in may is designate todd raise a wearness about the most common form of skin cancer in young adults between the age of 25 and 29. >> health report are stephanie stahl is here with one family's mission to save others. >> reporter: this is a story of hope, guys. it is estimate that had one person dies of medical nome, deadliest form of skin cancer every hour and that is mainly because it is not diagnosed, early enough. it killed tara miller but her legacy lives on with many happy, fond memories. this was 29 year-old tara a miller, four months before melanoma took her life. >> unaudible. >> reporter: before she died in 2014, tara created a melanoma a foundation and
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spoke at the first make the best of it bash. >> incredible how she handled the whole thing with such grace and such courage. >> reporter: tara's twin sister lauren says through a year of grueling treatments she always had a sense of humor wearing t-shirts that had funny things like this ain't my first rodeo or more issues than vogue. >> she has had such an impact that, you know, people don't get that for 29 years. so i got the that time. >> reporter: while they spent time at the beach lauren said they always used sun screen. tara's melanoma showed up with a bump behind her ear. >> it really captures tara's spirit. >> reporter: penn oncologist lynn, has a pillow that says life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass but about learning to dance in the rain. >> she's the most remarkable women, incredibly courageous, such a love for life. >> reporter: the doctor says when detect early melanomas curable but not for tara a even though she received all of the advanced treatments available, there are limits,
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which is why there is such an emphasis honorary search. >> we have a lot of new therapy but for the most part once melanoma travels to the bloodstream to distant sites it is not curable. >> unaudible. >> we chose to make the best of it. >> reporter: that is tara there. her foundation has raised hundreds of thuses of dollars for melanoma research. doctors say the best way to prevent it is to protect your skin from the sun, and get any funny looking moles or bumps checked out immediately by a doctor. we have more information on all of this including a link to that foundation at cbs, click on health and we will put it on facebook and twitter. incredible family. >> in doubt about it. >> thanks, stephanie. >> appreciate it. still to come on "eyewitness news", full speed ahead, pennsylvania turnpike is pushing the limit on parts of the highway. when drivers will be able to put a little more pressure on the pedal. students sleeping in and parents, are all about it, the
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well, speed limit is going up on a lot of the peppy turnpike. >> anywhere that still has a 65-mile per hour limit, will now have a 70-mile an hour limit, crews started putting up new signs tomorrow.
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about three dozen states around the country have speed limits of 07 miles an hour or greater. new jersey is considering a plan to purpose back the start of the school day for some students. >> experts say that teens and tweens average seven hours or less each night when they should be getting about nine hours of sleep. the state's department of education is holding meet to go start class after 8:30 a.m. it is taking place at camden county colleges of blackwood campus until 7:00 o'clock tonight. all right. don bell, he is here now. >> i bet a lot of adults out there wishing we could push back too every day, right. yeah, count me in. we're talking about baseball. the big promise, small on results, there is no other way to put it. phillies were supposed to stink this year. truth is, they are biggest surprise in baseball f they win in st. louis tonight they will have a seven game losing streak. their longest since 2012. new coming into tonight they have won nine out of ten, catcher cameron rupp says they
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are having fun and everything is coming together. here's what manager pete mackanin thinks. >> we know we're needing more offense, and, you know, pitching and defense wins games. it is the old adage. the as long as we are's in the game we feel like we can win. of course, i would like to get more offense out of our guys, and i think we will, little by little good our starters give us a chance to win, bull pen shuts the door. we're not out slugging anybody by any means. a lot of one run games, two, three run games at the most. you know, it shows how you good they are. >> phillies, cards highlights tonight at 11:00. eagles still reshaping their roster since they drafted eight new players. they released, a safety and freddie mar teen owe. rookie mini camp starts on may 13th. video you have to see this to believe, especially if you every wearing cast. game two between st. louis and
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dallas stars. blues goalie brian elliott takes a shot to his mask. the replay will show his contact lens gets income right out of position. all he does is put a little drop in that thing give me a new lens. game on. he continues to play. why? because he is a goalie, it is hockey and that is how they role. >> yes. >> members of the u.s. special ops repel team, watching go pro camera down the field in st. pete. i mean, really. that is amazing, these guys coming down to deliver the ceremonial ball for the first pitch, and then, go ahead, deliver a strike right there. first part was really cool. >> yes, you just repel down good how about that. >> no big deal good look at that view. >> that is great. >> i mean, come on. >> that is amazing that stadium has a whole lot of sports for people who are phillies fans because that is where they won world series in 2008, down there at tropicana
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field. >> congratulations. >> finishing the broad street run. >> yes, yes good well done. >> nicely done. >> you hold the umbrella the whole way. >> yeah, sure. >> okay. >> nicely done. >> yes. >> that is right. >> we had faith, my man. >> yes, nice work, don. >> it was raining yesterday. it will be raining all week. >> we do need rain. we are in the rainfall deficit, pretty significant one since start of spring. it is no fun to be stuck in days and days and days of rain. and in the forecast, we do have good news for perhaps the weekend but in the meantime we are tracking heavy rain that could impact us as soon as tonight. we will get out to the time lapse video showing you you today and it started off, gray, dreary, showery this morning. watch what happens this evening? starting to thin out the this afternoon. right now at leadership academy in philadelphia, we have, a gray sky and sunshine.
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my advice get outside, put burgers on the grill, enjoy sun while we have it because it will be changing quite a bit, as we head through the next couple of days, mainly thanks to the system first and information mess heading our way as soon as tonight. this system you you can see it creeping in off to the south producing nasty weather around the nation's capitol this evening right down into eastern virginia as well. one storm here, a few you more around richmond toward hampton road area of veneer virginia beach, places like that. back to the west we have heavy rain into west virginia. this is all lifting our way. notice, it is on a set projectry toward our area lets focus on this storm near d.c. we had reports of the gulf ball sized hair here with this. this is a very strong storm, and it could eventually try to track into portions of maryland and even into delaware as well. we have to keep an eye on that. in the meantime we have more wet weather where that came from. more showers, lingering off to the west and our next storm for later in the week is this one, doesn't look like much of
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anything over central canada but that will get here thursday and friday and bring another threat for rain. highs to take we got to 69 in millville and atlantic city. cooler north where we had less sunshine. look at how warm just off to the south. d.c. 79. richmond 84. any spot with the heat are spots in the biggest threat zone for severe weather through this evening. we will get into heavy rain here by midnight, raining heavily with strong lightening and thunder possible with these storms even some dense fog. that then clears out tomorrow have afternoon but cloud will continue, scattered showers throughout the day wednesday, wednesday not a wash out but then another system rotating in that one in canada that one get here by thursday and that storm will just sit overhead right through the end of the week. through next several days we have rain chances, in all of them. 80 percent chance tomorrow. mainly in the morning. wednesday 30 percent chance and back to 70 percent chance of rain both thursday and friday. overnight showers, thunderstorm, heavy rain is possible. 56 degrees your overnight low. we will start your tuesday
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morning with rain and mostly cloudy in the afternoon. 65 degrees. you're witness weather seven day forecast is unsettled. wet through friday but little better news by saturday. we will see some sunshine. ukee and jessica, back over to you. still to come tonight the return of wallpaper, vittoria? >> yeah, this is wallpaper with a twist, think of all of those pictures you post on instagram, all those beautiful shots, you can get them blown instagram, all those beautiful shots, you can get them blown up for your own great time for a shiny floor wax, no? not if you just put the finishing touches on your latest masterpiece. timing's important. comcast business knows that. that's why you can schedule an installation at a time that works for you. even late at night, or on the weekend, if that's what you need. because you have enough to worry about. i did not see that coming. don't deal with disruptions. get better internet installed on your schedule. comcast business. built for business.
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little ones from our area were treated to a special musical performance featuring a member of the philadelphia orchestra. >> ♪ >> do you like that one? "eyewitness news" at salvation army crock center in tioga nicetown for orchestra's sound all around concert.
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it is an interactive program for children that combines music for story telling. it focused on the orchestra's brass instruments. coming up, wallpaper with a twist, and idea started right here in our area. ♪ ♪
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well, it an old decorating technique having a resurgence: wallpaper is back. >> it is not your grandmother's wallpaper here. vittoria woodill is in university city with a modern spin on an old fashion concept, vittoria. >> that is right, one could say you will really fall in love with your walls. think about it, wallpaper used to be that sticky stuff, it it would take forever but not anymore. is there a company an bonnie doctor making walls wallsome and it is as easy as a post it, check it out. one photo can say a thousand word. so imagine what a photo could say if it was as big as a wall in your home like this door that is a living memory of your favorite trip. a fireplace that shed light on your passion for dance. consider your walls, now, not just awesome but wallsome. >> whether it is city hall, whether it is showing new york, the taxis, paris and eiffel tower, a cool image of
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the landscape, you know, it is one big mural thaw can put up in your home and it will totally change the wall. >> reporter: meet doctor keith, a rehabilitation physician or doctor penor who has diagnosis walls as having unused potential and has remedy for making redecorating easy. >> i describe it as a post it on steroid. you can put it up, take it down, it is bubble resistant, removable, repositionable. it is easy, and, friendly for home. when you buy your home or moving in an apartment you want to make it feel like yours. what better way to do that then with memories. whether it is family memories, places you have been these are opportunities for self expression. >> whether it is that family photo of yours or your local artist with a eye for spotting picture perfect perfect moment they want to mural your memory. >> we can do something as little as, 24 by 48, standard size to a full wall.
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>> reporter: they make it as easy as one, two, three. >> nice work. >> i love it. >> teamwork. >> teamwork. >> good job. >> awesome. >> so consider all of those fights between mr. and mrs. over wallpaper, taking it up and down, gone, because look at how easy, it is to peel it off, and then restick it. you can literally peel it off, put it on the backing it came with and roll it up a and use it on your next house or dorm room or house you are renting. for more information visit cbs, jessica and ukee, consider your wallpaper wows, gone. >> that is cool. >> vittoria, it is so easy. >> thanks very much. >> well, thanks for watching "eyewitness news" at 6:00. we are back at ten on the cw philly and we are back here on cbs-3 at 11:00. up next shall "cbs evening news". up next, malli a a obama plans to take i gap year before attending harvard university in 2017. why the oldest president of the daughter made this decision and how many other
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teens are doing it? from new york, here's scott >> pelley: a great american city broken to the core. schools closed, water shut off to thousands. also tonight, cruz fights on, but trump eyes a knock-out. >> if we win indiana, it's over. >> pelley: the zika forecast. the virus may be carried further north than first thought. and after a journey out of hell, these lions are rescued from the circus and back in africa. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: detroit is breaking down before our eyes. fundamental systems are failing. today most of its students could nogo


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