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a rare, black bear sighting in the city. the animal was spotted taking a dip in the wissohickon creek before disappearing in the wood, and now the search is on to find the bear before it wanders in to a more populated area. good afternoon, i'm jessica dean. i'm ukee washington. officers with the state gaming commission are work ago long side philadelphia police to track down the animals. our natasha a brownies in fairmount park with the latest on the search, natasha a. >> reporter: well, we can tell you that the hunt for this black bear does continue at this hour. this all started at 11:30 when bear was spotted here in the wissohickon creek just past where the fisherman is right the now around the corner here according to witnesses this was a rare sight as you can imagine captured on cell phone video. take a look at what one witness saw earlier. witnesses say they saw the bear in the creek near forbidden drive and valley green road in upper roxborough. they said the bear appeared to be swimming and fishing for food, in the creek before finally, disappearing, off,
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into the woods on the other side of the creek, and, in upper dublin last night and that is when authority were first alerted to the fact there was a bear out here, and pennsylvania gaming commission wild life conservation officer are looking for the bear hoping to tranquilize it at this point before it reaches, areas, very populated nearby. >> well, maybe down and for the regatta this weekend but basically this time of the year they come out of hibernation looking for food and bears from last year basically are looking, they are kick out. mom says fine your own territory. they are looking, exploring for their own territory and all of the corridors that the bear happened to wonder down threw upper dublin, springfield and now into philadelphia. >> reporter: well, again wild life officers are currently outlooking for this bear, this is no easy task as you can imagine as he just disappeared off into the woods here earlier today. of course just to remind you fairmount park is one of the biggest parks in any city in
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the country, 9200-acre or so. this is no easy task. they are urging folks to use caution at this point. keep your dogs on leashes if you do see the bear clearly do not get near it. it is not smokey. just call 911 as soon as you see it. again, use caution, and of course they will keep us up to date as to how the search is unfolding at this point. we are live along wissohickon creek, natasha brown for cbs-3 "eyewitness news". >> natasha, thanks very much. showers around today but some storms could rumble through, for part of the weekend. meteorologist lauren kacie in for kate bail owe to talk about way to watch for that stormy weather, lauren. >> today not much in the way of storms but we had heavier rainfall across the lehigh valley picking up half inch today. the mount pocono coming in over a quarter of an inch. rainfall total at will philly international not too impressive but, of course, it was another dreary, soggy, mayday but i have some good news heading in the next couple hours.
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showers are wrapping up, as we speak, still looks dreary around here, and live look at center city philadelphia. temperatures at 67 degrees, and dew point way up there in the lower 60's. feeling muggy. but storm scan three is showing us last of the uniform rain moving off shore at this time, few lingering showers on the back side of that area but jingling in nature. notice as we look off to the west lancaster and berks county cloud deck starting to clear out and sunshine is breaking out and that will happen, as we head in the next several hours. we will see some sunshine before the sun does set this evening and much improved conditions by first pitch tonight for phillies, 66 degrees with those clearing skies, nice and mild but we have that storm chance tomorrow i'll talk about the timing on that and who could see strong storms in the the full forecast coming up in a few. >> all right, lauren see you then, thank you. track the forecast anytime down load the free cbs philly weather app available on itunes and google will play.
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forest fire in burlington county is 90 percent contained. chopper three over the flames last night in bass river township the. the location of the fire is near dams bridge road, in the bass river state forest. fire was first reported around 5:00 p.m. yesterday. officials say today's rain had helped them immensely in getting things under control. fire burned around 500 acres. a building, once home to a mattress factory went up in flames in philadelphia's bridesberg neighborhood today. chopper three over the scene of the 2200 block of frailly street around 8:30 this morning. fire fighters were able to quickly bring the flames under control no one was hurt. the causes not yet known as of yet. pennsylvania senator bob casey says local rail safety has improved in the form of the positive train control, one year since an amtrak train derailed killing eight in frankford. >> septa and amtrak have had to work very hard with sometimes limited resources to get the job done, just on positive train control. that is not even, that is not
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even covering, the major infrastructure challenging that they have. >> reporter: kacie called on washington law make tours do their part to properly fund rail systems to improve safety measures. he said 50 million-dollar allocated by congress for positive train control is not enough. the temple university community is mourning the death of former university president peter liacouras. temple expanded in a big way under his leadership from 1982 to 2,000. liacouras was honored by school in 2,000 when the forum at the apollo of temple was renamed to the liacouras center. memorial services will be held at temple's polling arts center, next friday. peter liacouras passed after a long illness. he was 85. largest clement rowing competition in the united states is underway right now in the schuylkill river. >> over next two days thousands of rowers will compete in the dad vail regatta and, banks of the river are lined with spectators. more than 100 colleges are taking part. dad vail regatta is in the
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seventh eighth year. now some of the rowers competing in the dad vail will be rio bound for this summer. >> as our walt hunter found out while they are aware of the threat of the zika virus they won't let it get in the way of their olympic dreams. >> reporter: training hard, she dreams of olympic gold, rowing for team any fear use in rio this summer. >> i feel bless todd represent my country. >> reporter: these two competing for team u.s.a. but emerging from the brazil an waters where they will row, now comes an unprecedented health threat, mosquitoes carrying the zika virus. but if you think it might cause these olympic bound rowers to have second thoughts about heading to rio, think again. >> i think almost anybody in our shoes has work too hard, too long to not go. >> we have to be health toy compete, and we also compete
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when we're not healthy. we are aware of it. >> reporter: olympians point out they often take special health precautions, specific to countries where they compete around the world. >> i mean, a few more things to think about here but it is not anything, different. >> reporter: with the incredible amount of physical and mental conditioning, it takes, to make it into the olympics, these rowers, are prepared, to deal with pretty much any challenge, that comes along. rowers take the threat of zika seriously as they helped in the final months of training before rio, it won't in anyway, delays their racing for the gold. >> i'm just going to take as many precautions as i can and do what i do and row. >> reporter: on boat house row, walt hunter for cbs-3 "eyewitness news". winners revealed, we now know who was taking home the 429.6 million-dollar power ball jackpot. "eyewitness news" reporter cleve bryan is live in lawrenceville to introduce us
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to the new millionaires, cleve >> reporter: hey, this is us. >> hello. >> hello. >> my name is valerie. and wish it was me, right now, right. >> reporter: despite being friday the 13th valerie arthur and her family are feeling lucky after winning 429.6 million-dollar power ball jackpot. she says it has been a whirlwind since her sister broke the news. >> marcia called me on the phone and said guess who won the power ball? i said, who. she said we did. i said, well, stop april fooling me and get off of my phone. she said, it is true. we won the power ball. i haven't slept since then. >> reporter: zero seven year-old pearly may smith bought the ticket at 7-eleven in trenton but according to the family she and her seven children pitched into pay for it. speaking for rest of them valerie says it is an
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incredible blessing. >> it was like an affirm nation for god because we each had dreams that we want to fulfill in this life and do for our community and do for each other and families. >> and it was like, well, we have been fund todd do that. >> reporter: most of the family lives in trenton and they have been meeting dale tie plan how they would handle the money and the attention that it brings. before going public they had their attorney assemble a team of advisors. >> we know that we are inexperienced, so our first and foremost thought is to educate ourselves. >> reporter: they are making plans to use their money to help their community and churches pledging to tie at least 10 percent. they want money to be source of enjoyment, not turmoil. >> fit does change me i think it would change me for the best. >> that was cleve bryan reporting. in campaign 2016, former president bill clinton returns to our area.
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he is stumping for his wife hillary clinton ahead of new jersey's june 7th primary. rallied supporters at college of new jersey in ewing. former president explained why his wife, the democratic front runner, is the best candidate to be the next command inner chief. >> i think she's got the best ideas that are most likely to help the largest number of people, to raise middle class incomes, restore upward mobility, reduce in equality and explosion of economic activity in this country that would include everybody. second she's the only person left in either part that i has got a record of getting things done with members of the other party. >> hillary clinton is off the campaign trail today and did not hold any rallies. hillary clinton's rival bernie sanders rallied supporters at coffee house in grand forks, north dakota he was joined by his wife jane. sanders says he has a chance to end the presidential nomination process with more pledged delegates then clinton. presumptive g.o.p. nominee, is
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off the campaign trail he did not hold any rally with toys day. trump will be in lawrenceville, new jersey next thursday for a fund raising rally, to help new jersey governor chris christie erase debt from his own by the house bid. well, white house, lays out the law over the transgender bathroom controversy. >> coming up decision that could affect all public school students. also, thousands of bags, missed their flights, what caused this tsa melt down and what air travelers could face all across the country when the summer travel season begins. and a little girl and her fury friend who just happens to be a hero, a brave german shepherd risking his life to save that seven year-old, from a rattlesnake. a train driver running through the passenger car when he should be at the controls. yes is hailed a hero even though he bolted to the back of the train just before, it hit a truck. of the train just before, it hit a truck. be right eighty six million adults have a serious medical condition called prediabetes,
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working to figure out what caused a computer glitch that kept workers at a phoenix airport from being able to search, checked bags. >> the break down happened yesterday, when the equipment screens luggage for explosives. more than 3,000 bags, sat in an airport parking lot as they waited to be shipped by ground to other cities for safety checks. tsa officials say that the blitz only affect phoenix sky harbor airport but everything is back on line, today. the department of home land security and tsa released a ten-point plan to tackle long security lines at the nation's airports. plan includes hiring more than 700 new tsa officers, using additional k-9 teams to screen passengers and encouraging more people to sign up for tsa precheck which allows passengers to move through security faster. >> you want to keep passengers moving but we want to keep passengers safe. that is our primary obligation. >> officials are implementing the new change's head of the busy summer season. a train engineer in poland is getting praise for what he
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did to protect his passengers from injury. the driver ran through the train and warned passengers to brace for an impact which they d moment later the train slammed in the truck that was stranded on the tracks. the train was traveling 70 miles an hour at the time of the impact and no one on the train was injured. family doggies being called a hero tonight, german shepherd jumped in to action to protect a seven year-old girl from a rattlesnake in their backyard. it happened in tampa, florida. two-year old dog refused to back down from the eastern diamond back, despite getting bit three times. family's grateful for his loyalty. >> we got a phone call and i hear my daughter in the background and crying, we love him and we cherish him. i feel indebted that he saved our daughter. >> the doggies getting anti venom medications and should be just fine. way to go. >> i'm telling you you. >> it is friday the 13th, are you superstitious. >> some consider friday the
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13th unlucky but why? it is a good question. we have a lot of requests for this one maryann, bob, larry, pat, jeremy why is friday the 13th, considered unlucky. >> my grandmother, was born friday the 13th and she's a luck would i man. i don't believe it is unlucky. >> that is fear of friday the third event. >> did you say why is the 13th so unlick i. nicole brewer hat the answer. log on to cbs or tweet us, using the #, cbs-3 good question. making me hungry. >> yes. >> lauren is here, we had a little bit of a damp have afternoon, for the weekend. >> things will get better starting this evening, but more rain is in the forecast, for tomorrow: they have only
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had two dry days this month and today dealt with the rain again, not much in the way of thunderstorm activity but we will change up as we head in the day tomorrow. it will not rain all throughout the day but you will have to stay wet's wear with the possibility of strong storms as we head into late day tomorrow but right now we're dealing improving conditions, and what is that there? i think the sunshine is trying to come through. it is trying really hard but low clouds are still in place as we look live at center city philadelphia 67 degrees right now. we have warmed up over the last hour, and dew points, they are up there in the lower 60's, because we have all this moisture at the surface. dew points, about that sticky factor and up in the 60's to near 70 degrees as we have in dover, it feels humid. kind of steamy, muggy, sticky, that will be the trend for the next couple of hours but we will get a break in the dew point factor as we head into tonight and through the day tomorrow but storm scan three is showing us we are getting a break from the rain, last of
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the shower activity moving off shore, huge sprinkles behind this main line but as we head in the next hour and two that rainfall chance will really diminish and we will see some clearing skies. notice that thick edge to the clearing deck right there. it is continuing to move off to the east with sunshine on the back side of that breaking out across central pennsylvania and i think we will see sunshine breaking out across large portion of the delaware valley before sunsets in several hours and overnight tonight, clearing conditions, nice and dry so rain is moving on out, mild down to 57 degrees with light wind and then for tomorrow we will start off with some sunshine, increasing clouds in the afternoon and then we will see scattered storms developing, worm day tomorrow, up to 74 degrees. we could see stronger storms. storm prediction center has all of the area in the marginal risk. the it is lowest tear of risk but we could see a chance of the isolated severe thunderstorm as this line moves through as we move into late day tomorrow but as i mentioned for this evening, no
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problems, heading out over next couple hours leave that umbrella behind. waking up tomorrow morning, some actual sunshine before the clouds deck increases in the afternoon hours. then you'll notice a few spotty showers and thunderstorms developing ahead of the main line. this is 5:00 o'clock in the afternoon. you will notice showers and storms starting to work in our western counties during that time frame. throughout the evening hours, clearing in philadelphia, and surrounding counties and as i move in the shore for ladder part of the evening hours and then by late evening, all of the storms have rolled on out so there will be a quick hit of weather but we could indeed see a few stronger embedded thunderstorms and then on sunday we will see some sunshine, this particular model is picking up on maybe some sprinkle activity. best chance for a few sprinkles will be in the lehigh valley and poconos on sunday but for tomorrow wet weather in the have afternoon and evening hours, temperatures will be very mild up in the lower 70's, low 60's in the mountains and then on sunday windy conditions and much, much cooler, 61 degrees
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our high temperature is well below average but hey we will get a dry day, a whole dry day on the weekend. monday looks like a chilly start, down to 42 degrees. we have a warming trend heading in to next week. check that out, some sunshine, it has been a while, thursday and friday, maybe two days in a row. >> warming trend. >> all right. >> thank you. >> surfers have a whale of a tail to tell their friends. >> yeah, right underneath me. >> they have great video of it as well, still ahead on "eyewitness news" we will show you their once in a lifetime encounter, leslie. well, eagles future took the field today, carson wentz in his first practice as a bird so what does it the take of the whole sam bradford saga, can they
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leslie is here and now we see mr. wentz. >> yes, what we have all been
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waiting for. >> eagles, start a three day rookie mini cam this afternoon and rookie quarterback carson wentz says he has had that play book for a week and a half now and exited to get started. he also says he is optimistic about his relationship with quarterback sam bradford. for these rookies it is first day of practice as professionals. and one player everybody wants to see the number two overall pick in the draft and future franchise quarterback carson wentz. before taking the field wentz met with the media taking questions, about all of the sam bradford drama. all i care about is winning, so if the team is winning, i will do whatever i can to help the team whether from a third string, backup role or starter or whatever. >> reporter: once wentz was drafted bradford demanded a train. soon realized that was not possible. then he said he was excited to be back with the team. today wentz said he hasn't talked to bradford and didn't seem too concerned about it. >> it is what it is. like i have been saying, all along it is out of my control.
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i think, like we said earlier we will have a good working relationship and it will benefit the team because we will compete and everybody in that quarterback room, everybody in the entire organization, will compete and push each other. it will only benefit the team. >> reporter: as for his first purchase after signing his big deal. >> i got to pay my dad back for the pick up that i bought. >> well, coming up tonight at is 11:00. >> don bell under the weather so we have a special surprise, we have villanova star daniel ochefu who will come and guest anchor sports, possibly the start of a new career for him. he does have that great smile, so that is coming up tonight at 11:00. >> we will start off with the chef. >> nice. >> it is friday. >> it is fun day. >> leslie, thank. >> white house, weighs in on how schools should tree transgendered students. >> that is one story we are working on for the next half an hour. >> plus, armed men break in the somerton home but police
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say they may have gotten the rock house. i'm rahel solomon in somerton coming up frightening moments straight from the victim. surrounded by smoke and flames officers race against time to save a motorist from the burning car. we will show you more of the rescue. and new at 6:00, this breast cancer survivor's battle with cancer was anything but easy, but we will tell but the at macing honor that she's getting a at citizens bank park this
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authorities are investigating a home invasion in philadelphia's somerton neighborhood, a family was a wakened by men with guns and questioned, about money. during the ordeal one of the suspects said they might have targeted the wrong house and that is something police are trying to figure out. "eyewitness news", continues at 5:30, hi everyone i'm jessica dean. i'm ukee washington. as rahel solomon reports the family had to untie themselves before they called for help.
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>> reporter: authorities called it one of the most quiet spots in philadelphia, but early friday morning that silence was shattered when a real life nightmare for one family. >> scariest thing in my life, like, you know, we just could not believe that this was happening. >> reporter: victim, too frightened to show his face said he was asleep his wife around 1:00 a.m. when three intruders broke in the house through the basement door and tied them up with their adult son. he tells me at least one had a gun. >> they said, well, where is the money. i said i don't have any. they got nothing out of the other guy standing on my wife's side. i don't think this is the house. this is not the house. then that is when they actually, fled. >> reporter: victims say after 30 minutes they were able to free themselves and call for help. philadelphia police who were on the scene through the afternoon, say it is still unclear who the intruders were targeting. >> it is a challenge at this point in time because we are working with what you have as
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opposed to what you don't have. it is hard to figure out what house they were going to. >> reporter: friday friend showed up at the home on the 14,000 block of faraday to comfort victims who may not have been physically harm but still mentally shaken. >> i don't know, what do you bring somebody when somebody goes through a trauma like this but i know one thing you need a hug, you need to know friend love you and you need somebody to be there for you. >> reporter: police tell me they are in the process of searching the area for surveillance video, hopefully to identify this suspect. victim tells me he has not been able to since this invasion and he cannot imagine what sleeping will be like tonight. in northeast philadelphia, rahel solomon for cbs-3 "eyewitness news". authorities tonight are trying to determine, why a tennessee man disappeared for more than a week, would his nine year-old niece. fifty-seven year-old gary simpson is facing charges, two men searching the back country of northeast tennessee found
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nine year-old carli trent with simpson. good smart son held him at gunpoint until authorities got there. she had been missing since simpson signed her out of school may fourth under false pretentses. trent's family says simpson was obsessed with her. >> he wanted her and all to himself. i'm wondering how will she be, will she be as happy as she was. all i worry about is that she won't be the same. >> reporter: simpson has been charged with aggravated kidnapping. he had been added to the state's ten most wanted list prior to his capture. public schools are in the center of the transgender rights controversy. today the obama administration issued new guidelines to allow students to use the bathroom and other facilities based on their gender identity not their biological sex. cbs news correspondent weijia jiang tells us critics are angry over those new rules. >> reporter: federal guidelines tell all public schools that transgendered students are not to be discriminated against and should be treated consistent with their gender identity even if it is different then
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school records. that includes, access to bathrooms and locker rooms. >> it is actual toy ensure that our schools are as inclusive and respectful and safe as they can be. >> reporter: directive comes amid a legal battle between north carolina and the federal government, which ordered the state to repeal its law requiring people to use bathrooms matching the gender on their birth certificate. the obama administration is not legally requiring the schools to follow the guidelines, but this letter ties compliance to billions of education dollars. >> we will not yield to block mail from the president of the united states. >> reporter: texas lieutenant governor dan patrick said he bone enforce the guidelines. >> this has everything to do with keeping the federal government out of local issues. >> reporter: but some parents say schools should have higher priorities. >> the focus of the school district should be on teaching the children, not on trying to
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separate, using gate, and make students feel that they are separate and unequal. >> reporter: texas stand to lose $10 billion. weijia jiang for cbs-3 "eyewitness news". two women are smashing through the glass ceiling to protect and serve. today air force major junior roy robinson became first woman to head up northern command. norad is joint u.s. canadian operation that defend skies and seas of both nations. northern command was created after 9/11 to prevent future terror attacks. robinson joined the air force in 1982. here at home andrea testa was elected as new fire chief of the paoli fire company. officials say that she's first female fire chief in chester county history, chief testa has spent 25 years as a fire fighter and emergency medical technician. a tire fire is turning up cloud of toxic black smoke in the span i can community outside madrid. the fire has forced about the thousand people out of their homes until fire fighters can
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get a handle on it. no injuries have been reported but authorities believe that the fire was intentionally set. the dump is reportedly one of europe's largest carrying more than 110,000 tons of used tires. police and good samaritan helped pull two people from this burning car in palm dale california last night. car smashed through a wall and quickly started to erupt in smoke and flames. the driver and passenger had to be rescued from the driver side window. right now it is unclear what cause that had fiery crash. students at white marsh elementary school in montgomery county marked their philadelphia day celebration with a special guest. former pennsylvania governor and philadelphia's mayor ed rendell visited students for a talk on all things philadelphia. the two exchanged in arts and crafts was part of the celebration. subaru is telling some car owners to avoid getting behind the wheel. >> major recall to tell but after a short break. also, scared to fly in one of these? now vittoria woodill d she will take you inside cockpit of a thunderbird fighter jet,
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and major g's. trip to the grocery store could help delay on set of alzheimer's, health reporter stephanie stahl has diet for a healthy brain, lauren. after a soggy even to the workweek more rain in the forecast to start us off on our weekend and we could see strong storms i'll time out rainfall and let you know if we have dry weather coming up.
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global sales figure show people are not drinking as much as they used. sales of alcohol were down, .7 . that is first decline in
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alcohol sales since 2001. experts say a sluggish economy may be forcing drink tours sober up. rum and vodka were worst performing drinks but people yucker jin, and dark beer are selling well. joe's crab shack abandoned its no tipping policy. it rolled out change in majority of the stores last summer but sea food chain says foot traffic at some of those no tipping restaurants fell by 10 percent. they are trying to figure out why it worked well in some locations and not in others. >> subaru is telling owners of new legacy and out back vehicles not to drive them because of the steering can fail. the company is recalling 52,000 vehicles from the 2016 and 2017 model year. subaru says steering columns may have been improperly manufactured, and the steering wheel could rotate freely causing the driver to lose control. dealers will check steering columns to assure they are safe. it is unclear if there have been any injuries or crashes
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as a result. google is hiring drivers but if everything goes as planned you will never have to drive. drivers will pilot google's self pilot cars. company wants to road test the car in phoenix and that means people sit behind a steering wheel for eight hours a day. the drivers will to have take over control of the car if necessary and detailed reports, to google engineers. well, drivers were doing a double take on a stretch of highway, in california. imagine, your reaction to that sign, yes, you read it right, it said hacked, of course, they got a few laughs and stopped traffic but someone will be in a lot of trouble, this coming days. coming up, surfer's whale of the tail, caught on camera.
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nasa's hubbell space telescope captured this striking photograph of a spiral galaxy. nasa says this galaxy vice
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active. burst of star formation recently took place just like snow flakes, no two spiral galaxies are alike. a couple of surfers were in for a surprise catching waves in the san francisco bay. >> yeah. >> right underneath me. >> ahh as you can tell from one reaction there he was thrilled about the chance even counter with a pair of whales. experts say, hump backs have been swimming in the bay in unprecedented numbers over the last two weeks. they say, it is simply caused by an unusual concentration of anchovies near the shoreline. take a look at this a cat makes quite an appearance at a baseball game. cat ran across the field at angels stadium as los angeles angels of anaheim battled the st. louis cardinals. the cat made his way through the stand before being scooped up. immediately after the cat ran from the field the angels scored two runs. cardinals won the game, angels in the infield and angels in the stand, every where.
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>> that cat was moving. >> yes. >> one zazi cat. >> all right. >> lauren joins us now with a look at the weekend forecast. >> yeah, not too bad. there has to be some rain in there but it will be a quick hit and mainly dry weather. this that is good news. >> good news. >> as we head in the next couple of hours, the sun, i know it is out is coming across parts of the delaware will valley, closing up a workweek with sunshine. that is a always good news. but that weather watchers are reporting conditions, that are not too shabby especially west of the city right now and we will check in with those as we take a live look at center city philadelphia right now. some sunshine starting to break out with the sky deck, still certainly in place but as we head in the next two hours we have got a good shot at seeing some sunshine before that sun does set after the 8:00 o'clock hour. we have sometime to go right now. we will check with our cbs-3 weather watchers right the now and off to the west, some good news, reports, 67 degrees right now, from our weather
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watcher, dawn, she's in downingtown and look at her current report, some sunshine, as she likes that, she has a comment and says sun came out, happy friday, that is definitely a great the way to close out the workweek, but, still do have the clouds in place across parts of the southern new jersey. 66 degrees right the now as reported by our cbs-3 weather watcher, andrew, nice cute picture there with his kids in medford, new jersey. he pick up a tenth of an inch of rainfall today, sunshine starting to peak out for him at his house in medford. we will check with one more spot 64 degrees from our weather watcher john and he is also reporting from sunshine, peeking out in yardley. he has a comment, as well, foggy gray morning turned into a rainy afternoon. no precipitation. hold on john that sunshine is coming for you as it will come for all of us heading in the next couple of hours, with the cloud deck, starting to clear on out, and that will hold true, as we head into the evening hours, and overnight tonight, as well but certainly has been a soggy stretch,
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since may 1st, 20th 2.74 inches of rainfall, only two dry days, so far this month. i think we need some dry weather in the weekend forecast and we are going to get it. storm scan three showing last of the precipitation moving off shore. cloud deck quickly clearing out. look at the that defined line of clearing, western counties, starting to break out in that sunshine as we have seen from our cbs-3 weather watcher reports. still some showers, up wind right now moving close to the shore, up wind in avalon and stone harbor but those will quickly move off to the east and then your cloud will start to decrease as we head in the second half of the evening but some nice sunshine, starting to break out across western chester county and that cloud deck will continue, to erode off to the east with some sunshine breaking out in center city philadelphia as we head in the next couple of hours but with that sunshine breaking out temperatures are warming up at the end of the day, we have jumped up 4 degrees over the last hour in lancaster up to 71 degrees right now. seventy in reading.
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where we have clouds in place cooler temperatures down in the middle 60's. elevated are our dew points. as soon as you step outside we have had moisture today and feels very stick which dew points up in the mid 60's, upper 60's in some locations but overnight tonight, humidity will start to drop down, skies clear, milder conditions, down to 57 degrees. for tomorrow mostly sunny for first half of the day. we will get into some sunshine but watching skies for our round of thunderstorms developing for late day and into the evening hours the high temperature tomorrow pretty warm at 74 degrees with that sunshine to start. >> the damp start for tomorrow we're in the lowest category but it is all across the delaware valley, a marginal risk of severe weather meaning we could see one or two strong storms, isolated severe storm. we will not see prolong wet weather activity for our saturday. as i mentioned starting off mostly sun that i would be nice but as we head in the afternoon hours and these storms start popping up mid to late afternoon that cloud deck will start to increase.
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we will see it a uniform line moving through in the early evening hours, it is 6:00 o'clock, a few stronger thunderstorms as we continue to raza cross the delaware valley but by late evening hours, all of the wet weather is out of here, so we just have a particular time frame of concern after the 3:00 o'clock hour after 8:00 o'clock in the evening. and then as we push out the rain, cooler temperatures moving in, a big dip in the jet stream for sunday and monday. meantime unseasonably cool temperatures but all together not too bad, sunday 61 degrees, windy conditions, on monday, sunshine is out but we are still cooler than average at 64. >> lauren, thank you. on the cbs-3 healthwatch with the rate of alzheimer's sky rocketing there is new interest and simple ways to keep our brains sharp. there is growing evidence, that the best place to start is in the grocery store. health reporter stephanie stahl has the list of food that can fight dementia. >> reporter: greens and grains
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are on the list of foods that have been linked to lower rates of cognitive decline, some thing added that chris, has on her mind, when she goes grocery shopping. >> i would be happy to know i'm doing right thing. >> reporter: leafy green vegetables, blueberries, nuts, seed, fatty fish, olive oil have been associated with the lower risk of alzheimer's disease. so have whole grains, and beans. >> these foods have different components that are neuro protective that help protect our brain, other ones give your brains fuel. >> reporter: so-called brain food are also elements of the mediterranean diet which includes less red meat and processed food. nine out of 12 recent study found a link between that diet and reduced risk of alzheimer's. >> i'm trying to eat more greens and grains. >> reporter: alzheimer's association is evaluating the evident and says it does point to a link between heart healthy food and the lower risk of cognitive decline. >> it business trying to take
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those refined carbohydrates and higher sugar foods and the saturated fat sort of out of your diet slowly and adding in these foods to replace them. doctors say it is important to be active, get regular exercise, to help keep your brain sharp. i'm stephanie stahl, cbs-3 "eyewitness news". feel the need for speed? still ahead on "eyewitness news" we will take you flying with the thunderbird. >> our vittoria woodill pulled a few g annes a roll, hold on tour stomach and join us after a short time out.
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all right. listen, dank from the sky scraper, travel up the side of the massive construction side and, climbed up a elevator but this could be vittoria woodill's wildest story yet. >> she's here with the preview. we know she's okay and in one piece. >> i'm here. >> what have you been up to, my friend. >> i have been up, up, up and away. >> um-hmm. >> yes, that is right. coming up at 11:00 i'm taking a once in a lifetime, ride with the ambassadors in blue the united states air force, thunderbird, and they have an air show this weekend at joint base maguire dixon lakehurst that only happens once every two years and they gave me a preview, a taste, of the g force, in an f-16. but, breaking the sound barriers takes preparation so you will see the entire behind the scenes look, as what it takes to fly as a thunderbird from the cockpit and beyond, including, dealing with the
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g's. >> a g is a force of gravity. we live in the 1g environment here. so, what does that mean for you. basically, if you are in the 1g environment 200-pound for argument sake and easy math. if you are pulling 9g's you way 1800-pound. >> feels like yourself, right. a lot of weight, a lot of pressure. questions are willie be able to move? brilliant. how many g's difficult pull. >> how many. >> well, pressure had me passing outy don't know. >> interesting. >> how many plastic bags willie be using. >> hopefully zero but we will see. >> i wish you would have been here with the break because you flew with the blue angels and their conversation was priceless. >> yes. >> yes. >> we have a lot in common. >> coming up at 11:00, the story is one for the the books. >> can't wait. >> we will see you then. >> thanks, guys. >> that is "eyewitness news" at 5:00. now at 6:00. >> police say former treasurer of the aston athletic
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association stole tens of thousands of dollars. i'm greg argos here in aston with what police say he was spending the money on and his reaction to these charges. also, a bear is on the lose, where it was spotted and why officials want to you know bit. showers moving out, sunnies moving in but how long will it stick around into our weekend as we have more rain in store i'll have details in our eyewitness weather forecast coming up. and a cancer survivor, and, the way he was able to give a new you bladder, without a warning and he wants to feel others will not miss. if you are not only feeling from the parents, but you are also feeling for your kid. >> residents, shocked in delaware county as they have learned that the former treasurer of an athletic
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association, was allegedly ripping them off to the tune of, thousands of dollars. >> reporter: this area is utilized by a lot of members from the community. police say james porter the former treasurer made hundreds of illegal purchases buying things like mens clothing and using debit card for cash withdraws to the tune of get this more than $50,000. aston athletic association's mascot is the bandit. >> what do you want to say about these charges. >> police say the organizations former treasurer may have turn into a real life example of just that. >> this has been a investigation of a year to


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