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followed. this is a vigil to honor those and lost their lives is set to get underway in an hour. i'm ukee washington. i'm jessica dean. we have team coverage for you including those stories of survival. we will start with "eyewitness news" reporter david spunt live at the crash site in port richmond, david? >> reporter: well, guess kate happened about 9:30 at night on may 12th, 2015, tonight behind me, just a few hundred feet behind me specifically, about few hundred people will gather to remember those injured and the eight people who lost their lives on amtrak train 188. amtrak train 188 was on its way from 30th street station to manhattan, just before 9:30, may 12th, 2015, when several cars derailed in port richmond. eight people died. over 200 injured. the scene, chaotic. as crews rushed into aid the wounded. former congressman patrick murphy was inside the cafe star and snapped these pictures on their phone. recorder data indicates
brandon bass tan was traveling at 102 miles an hour at a 50-mile an hour curve. he has not said anything publicly since the crash. following the derailment, members of the congress, called out amtrak for not installing something called positive train control. a gps technology that uses computers, to slow down trains when needed. other parts of the northeast corridor had this technology. the curve in port richmond did not. it has since been installed. the investigation is ongoing. several smaller reports from the national transportation safety board, were released over the last year but the final ntsb report is scheduled to be released next tuesday. jessica and ukee that will come in the form of a formal board meeting at 9:30 in washington d.c. at ntsb headquarters. that is where board releases their final recommendations as far as safety recommendations. they will talk about probable cause, in this case. is there a whole separate criminal side to the case which hasn't really come about yet. we just don't know. at this point there are no
criminal charges against the engineer at this point. reporting live from port richmond david spunt for cbs-3 "eyewitness news". >> survivors of the derailment are grateful, they made it out alive but for many life changed after the crash. "eyewitness news" reporter walt hunter is at city hall where survivors and families of those impact by the crash met with first responders, walt. >> reporter: well, ukee a year ago under the worst of all circumstances the survivors and first responders, met for the first time, at the scene of that terrible wreck. today, back together again, the survivors, first responders, and the families and victims of those who did not survive here at city hall for a solemn remembrance services. as first responders exchanged hugs, amtrak trash survivor bob hewitt helped by his family slowly painfully made his way to a remembrance services, closed to the press, inside the mayor's reception room. joining victims, families, and rescuers, whose lives were
forever changed in the wreck of amtrak train number 188. >> i woke up, laying on a pile of rocks, all of my clothes had been ripped off, i could not move my legs. i could not see out of my right eye. >> reporter: crews of engine company seven and ladder ten, first on the scene one year ago listening as the webster school choir sang over the rainbow. this ceremonial fire bell rung8 times, once for each victim. >> we are trying to get as many people as we could possibly off the track then because it was a hazardous situation with the wires down. >> i don't care if you see 500 people, you are always thinking about the one you didn't get to or one you could not save. >> reporter: also a dressing those at services amtrak president, joe boardman. >> the mood and emotions i think ran a wide range in the room, from forgiveness, to anger, to all of the things one would expect with this
kind of an accident. >> reporter: but while amtrak president's words were heard at the services the hewitts say they have yet to hear one year later any words of consolation or explanation from the railroad, about the deadly wreck that has scared their lives and the lives of so many others. >> it is outrageous, that no one has contacted to us say anything that they are sorry or that they are concerned. i mean this was something that never had to happen. >> reporter: so as they move painfully forward, the hewitt family does have one other hope, beyond healing. it is that they will meet, four philadelphia police officers seen in the picture that they have, office their they believed were carrying a stretch with mr. hewitt on it, office their they believe may well have helped save his life. that reunion is still to come. live from city hall, i'm walt hunter for cbs-3 "eyewitness news". philadelphia district attorney seth williams
addressed frustrations of survivors today over the investigation into the crash. >> i have had an assistant district attorney that has been assigned to this case and been work ago long with the ntsb, since that tragic day. and as soon as they have completed their very, very thorough investigation, if it ace pope eighth to hold someone criminally responsible, we will. >> the d.a. will be attending tonight's vigil in port richmond. there will be no charges filed against four wilmington police officers involved in the deadly shooting of a man who needed to use a wheelchair. thirty-one page d o.j. report concludes that the officers were justified in shooting, jeremy mcdole because they believed that deadly force was necessary, to protect themselves. cell phone video shows mcdole carrying a gun and reaching toward his waist when police opened fire. the report did conclude that the officers were not properly prepare for the situation and said one policeman exhibited extraordinarily poor police
work and should not be allowed to carry a gun in public. in campaign 2016 donald trump is giving a thumbs up to his visit to washington today to meet with key republican leaders. the presumptive republican nominee and house speaker paul ryan pledged to work together. they met this morning. trump tweeted he had a great day in d.a. and things are quote working out really well but ryan is still not ready tone doors trump. on the democratic side front runner hillary clinton met with 19, hiv aid activist in new york city today. they represent a coalition of more than 70 organizations that have asked the presidential candidates for help with continuing health crisis. clinton says that the u.s., must continue to lead a way in finding a cure for hiv aids a. a short time ago clinton's rival bernie sanders wrapped up a campaign rally in south dakota despite being behind in the delegate count, sanders says he is hoping for a contested democratic national convention here in philadelphia. earlier today sanders took sometime out to tour mount
rush more, south dakota votes june 7th with new jersey. with the reps race narrowed down to donald trump as a priest sative nominee concerns over disruptive convention protesters have shifted from cleveland to philadelphia. as "eyewitness news" reporter alexandria hoff tells us city official as dressed those concerns while launching the non-partisan, political fest. every fourth year our national convention serve as a celebration of the political process but really only for the select few invited inside. enter philadelphia's political fest, an all inclusive non-partisan event that will coincide with the dnc. first political fest was held during the rnc in 2,000 but idea was born in 1996 during the mlb all-star game when governor rendell said he realized that the people of philadelphia weren't able to get inside. >> major league baseball, wanted the people in the host cities to feel part of it.
so they created something called fan fest. >> reporter: fan fest political fest, same idea. from july 22nd to the 27th, seven locations will essentially be throwing a family friendly political victory party, based at the constitution center heading to the white house exhibit but city wide, as for potential convention protests. >> we will be ready. i consider my job and our job as a city to be the bones of getting things done. >> here in 2,000 with the republican convention we had numerous arrests, and protesters. you always worry about that. >> reporter: former governor rendell did earn some heat for those feeling bern after calling out sanders supporters on facebook this week for saying his supporters to have behave and not cause trouble. >> i think they will be protesters in cleveland but there will be protesters here. we should not be naive enough to think that there won't. there is nothing wrong with demonstrations at all. but i want everybody to be peaceful and respectful.
>> reporter: for election 2016, alexandria hoff for cbs-3 "eyewitness news". a wonderful day outside for a change. meteorologist kate bilo is on the cbs-3 sky deck right now and this one is a good one to soak up. >> this is beautiful, guess contact i could stay out here for rest of the show, i absolutely would. it is sunny, gorgeous blue skies, and a nice breeze, and it is perfection, that is why i like to called a goldie locks day, not too hot, not too cool, just right. no rain either. unfortunately more rain is on the way. we can see on storm scan three we have a few showers creeping from the west and that is, kind of the warm front that is lifting through western pennsylvania, right now, those are fizzling a bit. bulk of the rainfall comes in tomorrow through mid afternoon hours. in the meantime, enjoy the warmth. more cloud to the south and west means it is only in the 60's in lancaster and dover. meanwhile 74 in philadelphia. seventy-seven in trenton. and 76 in allentown. the clouds continue to increase, overnight, and stray showers, early friday and then you can see by the run much
hour tomorrow we have got more pockets of steady rain, moving through, coming up we will time out the rain and we have another front that will impact us this weekend and a drastic cool down to tell but as well. we will have the details when i join you inside, back over to you. kate, thank you. still to come on "eyewitness news" tonight it is a debate with a lot of sizzle and it is hitting the new jersey legislature, why the breakfast meat is part of the political discussion. and it has been more than a month since the dramatic national championship win by villanova and today another honor for the wild cat, leslie. all eight draft picks are under contract with the eagles, carson wentz making it official, we will break down the deal and make a lot of people jealous in the the process, a little will bit later in sports.
the national champion, villanova wildcats continue to receive, recognition. >> today the cats were honored by philadelphia city council. they have had counsel resolution to congratulate nova for their buzzer beater victory over the car heels back in march and win the championship, oh, great stuff. >> athletes just keep coming. >> we're extremely hopeful just to see the great city of philadelphia, supportville know of at the way we did this year, throughout the years, and especially the rest of the championship, it means a lot to us. >> wonderful honor and makes our city proud, to have our close neighbors, in villanova be a part of the greater, philadelphia region success.
>> and head coach jay wright villanova ace championship parade. parade, city hall, white house. the yeah. >> beautiful. >> leslie joining us now with a look at sports. >> that is right we're ready for eagles rookie cam top get underway tomorrow at novacare complex. after today eagles have all rookies under contract. carson wentz signed on that dotted line. here he is making it official. eagles hoping that the second overall pick in the draft can step in and be the franchise quarterback one day. the terms of the deal it is a four year contract worth 27 million with the signing bonus of 17 million plus. he will earn his money tomorrow when bird start that three day mini camp. went was second overall pick in the draft and eagles highest drafted player since donovan mcnabb in 1999. phillies wrapping up their series with the the braves in atlanta phillies coming off a five-one loss to snap a 11 game home losing streak to the braves. vincent velasquez will be on
the mound. they will be back home with the reds tomorrow night. were four picks potentially in the first round sixers busy at nba combine this weekend. inquirer, steve reports that the team worked out players and will be interviews brandon ingram today. combine will be running through the weekend. draft taking place june 23rd in brooklyn. and doug overton has a new job, the new head coach at lincoln university. the 11 year nba veteran, lasalle star was introduced at a press conference today. he has been an assistant coach in college and in the pros. so, good luck to him. >> doug looks good. >> he can still play it looks like. >> yes. >> show him the court. >> yes. >> do your thing. >> lets check our forecast with kate. rain may be creeping in here over the next couple of days or so. and, while it is not a wash out of the weekend, dodging a few rain drops and out and about lets get down to
ocean city, take a look at this, the flags are flying, it is a breezy, evening in cape may, county, wind coming out of the south and west, really warmed us up to day. little bit cooler down the shore work a few more clouds, and, tapping in the little bit of those cooler conditions off the ocean water. it is a much nicer day, then what we have been seeing, for the past couple of weeks. if you are down the shore you need to brace yourself, if you are taking on the boardwalk. look at another shore camera, looking out toward the water, thinks middletown ship high school camera in cape may courthouse where it looks beautiful. 66 degrees there. margate looking nice as shadows begin to lenghten, couple people sitting on the sand and watching waves roll in. few more cloud as we check along montgomery avenue and lower merion high school in ardmore. seventy-four there at the moment. storm scan three shows clear conditions, through tonight, beautiful evening, great night to maybe get outside, take the dog for a nice long walk after dinner or something like that but showers do creep back in, possibly overnight, and really
it is during midday hours tomorrow that our first front starts to make progress through the region. secondary boundary will cross the area on the saturday. so we will time it out, coming up. first a look at temperatures. we are cooler at the boys still 78 in atlantic city. zero seven in wildwood. sixty-nine in dover. it is 76 in allentown. seventy-four here in philadelphia, right now and we have got to a high today of about 76 degrees, in the city, that means we had a little dip, tuesday's high only 60. we have been rising ever since. finally above average, again today, and we should stay there for tomorrow. now today, also, notable in that it didn't have any rain which is an an an anomaly for the month of may. every other day has add a trace of rain except one day. we had two and a half inches and a drop will go here and a drop will go there as well. possibly, here, here, here, et cetera, as we head into next week. active pattern staying in place. we have to take what we can get. as we head in tomorrow, clouds in the morning, steady of the rain will be pockets of steady
rain rum also have of thunder between 11 and 4:00. that then clears out. saturday, starts off beautiful, but saturday afternoon, scattered showers, and thunderstorms. not everyone gets wet but a few of these storms locally gusty. lets talk about when to get outside. tomorrow evening after 6:00 p.m. things look good heading out for dinner. saturday morning through early afternoon. that is a good time to get outside as well if you want to go for a bike ride, a jog on the trails in the area then anytime sunday, but dress warmly. phillies game on sunday. kid running bases. definitely have layers, wear the sweat shirts. it will feel much colder on sunday. overnight mostly cloudy, tomorrow, showers, thunder, we will clear it out in the evening. you're witness weather seven day forecast look at that difference on sunday. not only is it chilly, it is windy, it will feel like 40's and 50's for most of the day. monday's still cool but it is sunny and then we are back the to the 07's and then back to the showery pattern tuesday, wednesday and thursday, of next week. >> here it comes.
>> take chilly and sunny. >> yes, indeed. >> that makes three of us. still to come on "eyewitness news". >> no matter how you cook it or serve it up, mess will say this food is delicious but do you call it pork role or taylor's ham. coming up the debate in new taylor's ham. coming up the debate in new jersey to get fill your family of four up, with eight pieces of delicious original recipe chicken and sides. it's a meal that's freshly prepared every day. court adjourned! colonel quality, guaranteed.
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at the hospital for kick off of the books and cooks series. patients and their families were treated to cooking demonstrations and lessens about healthy eating in the chop gardens. the kid enjoyed story time and every child takes part gets a book, to keep. >> very, very nice. >> yes. >> "cbs evening news" is a few minutes away. >> scott pelley joins with us a look ahead, scott. >> here's the "cbs evening news" tonight, the f.d.a. says a bold experiment to kill a vicious form of brain cancer
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you may in the know about the debate about the popular treat new jersey wants a resolution. "eyewitness news" reporter cleve bryan breaks down the, breakfast meat dispute. >> it is a special kind of sizzle you are most likely to find in frying pans or grills throughout new jersey. but depending where you are from, this salted meat product may go by the name pork royal or taylor ham. >> pork role is a trenton dish discovered in trenton. >> in the mid 1800's taylor provisions company of trenton started making product called taylor's prepared ham. soon after that, the company produced a rival brand n1906, pure food and drug act caused taylor's rename their meat taylor's pork role but the name ham stuck. they help pork roll festivals in trenton.
they say new brunswick is dividing line. >> if you are at the beach or in north jersey, it is always taylor. even if the brandies not taylor they just referred to pork roll as taylor ham. >> around new brunswick and cape may and philadelphia area we call it pork roll. >> reporter: they say appropriately it looks like name debate will be decided in trenton a semmably man tim houston is conducting a on line survey and hopes of passing a bill to designate the official state sandwich, as egg, cheese and either pork roll or taylor ham. >> it should be pork roll because, taylor is a brand, we know at the end of the day they will call it the official new jersey sandwich a pork roll sandwich but we understand why people in the north may want to call it taylor ham. >> chef from 1911 smoke house in trenton said whatever people want to call the meat, don't debate on a empty stomach. >> never had pork roll you need to get some. >> not only can you weigh in on the the debate on line,
assemblyman houston is expect to be a judge at pork roll festival here in millville park on may 28th so you can give him some food forethought to chew on in between, by the of pork roll n trenton, cleve bryan, cbs-3 "eyewitness news". >> debate rages on. >> i'm a man of spam. >> you are a spam many love man. >> hole the phone. >> spam, really, okay. >> i'm serious. >> music and great food taking center stage at a local restaurant where they sing. >> ♪ >> enjoy meat balls, sausage an inside of soprano's. >> that is taste with torre at 11:00. thanks for "eyewitness news" at 6:00. we are back at ten. and we're back here at cbs-3 at 11:00. up next "cbs evening news". from new york here's scott pelley. we will see you tonight.
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