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good evening everyone i'm ukee washington. i'm jessica dean. cbs-3 was the only station at the meeting and "eyewitness news" reporter joe holden is live in blue bell with details of what went on inside, joe? >> reporter: jessica, ukee, good evening, we are told that the archdiocese scheduled these two meetings now and it lasted some two hours. inside, sources tell us, there was a lot of question/answer with the archbishop following a formal, more of a formal setting and in the end though this dealt with how the church might be confronting significant revisions the to the statutes of limitations. it was the archdiocese filled with the private gathering between archbishop charles chaput and scores of priests, sources inn said saint helena this blue bell says chaput the leader of the church and 1.4 million catholics addressed statute of limitations reform in harrisburg. >> we have had so many secret meeting and agenda and all we ask for is transparency.
>> reporter: south side the meeting with police patrolling the property protesters from victim advocacy organizations called foul over the church over perceived opposition, experts say the legislation would considerably reverse how victims can come forward to police and the courts. >> he is going to claim that this will bankrupt, any bill, that will give victims access to the courthousees, it will bankrupt the catholic church which is a lot of non-sense. >> reporter: mayor kenney released a strongly worded statement saying enough is enough. he called on law make tours pass the bill quoting it will hold our parishes and organizations accountable for their actions in the handling or concealing crimes begins children. sources in the church claim that changes to the statute of limitations would be drastic enough to financially crush the archdiocese. a spokesmen for the archbishop wouldn't comment, except to say meetings like this are routine. critics tonight say the meeting sets a bad tone. >> i don't think they have gotten the message. i mean they have not.
this would be over if they grabbed the bull by the horns, so to speak, early on. >> reporter: state representative mark rob this morning from, berks county and says urging passage of house bill 1947. as for the church he is hoping they understand the problem because in his words, it is not going to go away, and it is only going to get worse for them. now is there another meeting set for 7:00 o'clock tonight here at saint helenas roman catholic parish. the reporting live, joe holden for cbs-3 "eyewitness news". >> joe, thank you. easton high school substitute teacher is facing charges for an allege session you'll relationship with the 17 year-old boy, and easton officer says they spotted kelly and a 17 year-old having sex at easton cemetery earlier this month. investigation show alldinner was a substitute at the high school. police say no others have have come forward but the investigation is ongoing.
we are he's learning new information bay punch caught on camera outside this nightclub in rittenhouse square friday morning. victim was a member of the club which is a members only establishment. the man who swung is not a club employee. no charges have been filed so far, koda did say in part we are disgusted by at salt that took place, early friday morning. koda a has no tolerance and we pride ourself on main stage a safe, positive space where people can enjoy live entertainment. official cause of the last may's amtrak derailment in frankford has been released. the record conclude train engineer brandon bostian was distracted, and that technology could have prevented the deadly crash. our walt hunter was there for today's hearing in washington d.c. and joins us now from ntsb headquarters to tell us more, walt? >> reporter: well, ukee for more than a year, so many have have asked, how could it happen? why did it happen? today during a three hour
meeting here at ntsb headquarters in washington d.c. the cause of that deadly amtrak crash was finally announced and in the audience listening very attentively, was one of the passengers, on board the train that may night. a year and a week after amtrak train 188, flew off the rails, the national transportation safety board ruled that engineer brandon bostian most likely was distracted just before the crash by messages on his train radio from a septa engineer whose train had been pelted with rocks on a adjoining track. >> he went in a matter of seconds from distraction to disaster. >> reporter: losing track of where he was, bostian the board concluded accelerated to 106 miles an hour, not realizing he was heading in the curve where the speed limit is just 50. >> he had loss situation of
awareness and awareness of where he currently was, and believed that he was at a location further down the track where it was appropriate to accelerate his train to 106 . >> reporter: on board that night, and now, watching as the board announced its findings, this temple university professor. >> am i mad? part of me is mad at amtrak. part of me is resigned that there is something that happened and you have to endure and survive and move on. >> reporter: he explained that despite all of the new information, he was still struggling to understand just how it could happen. >> how do you that when you are in charge of a seven car train or however long the train was with 53 people on board. >> we immediately said we were responsible. we took responsibility. we know that there is pain and
suffering. we understand that. we're moving forward as we know they are. >> reporter: now the ntsb also saying that amtrak's failure to install positive train control, at the time, ptc a safety device, that would have stopped the speeding train was a contributory factor. that has now been installed along the entire northeast corridor. bostian's attorney did in the respond to repeated requests by cbs-3 for comment. live from washington d.c. at ntsb headquarters i'm walt hunter for cbs-3 "eyewitness news". >> thanks, walt. now that the ntsb has released its fine goes, is what next. there are two answers. philadelphia district attorney seth williams could file criminal charges. williams said an investigation is ongoing, some victims and families have filed civil lawsuits in the case and there could be more to come. rescue crews freed a man trapped in the west philadelphia home that
partially collapsed. "eyewitness news" on the scene on north salford street in west philadelphia special operations units removed the track, after 60 minutes, licenses and inspections says that the home, had multiple violations, and contractors were there to make repairs to the the structure when the floor gave way and felon to the victim. no word on that victim's condition. positive momentum continues to grow along the camden waterfront at their last meeting the city planning board approved a new apartment building to compliment an enlarger redevelopment project in the works. new jersey reporter cleve bryan takes a look at the future of camden. >> reporter: when it comes to growing a business, experts say location is key. for weathermax a digsal marketing firm moving to camden two years ago was a right call. >> it has been a great move. every day we have clients coming to our office people are amazed and say, and how beautiful it is and how great camden is. >> reporter: that secret is
out and with the growing new jersey assistance plan camden is seeing billions of new investment. subaru and holtech international are bringing hundreds of jobs to south and central parts of the city. here at the waterfront there are three large scale projects in the works, the 76ers new training complex will be next to the bb and c pavilion, drainoff properties which delivered the victor loves was approved for a new 156 unit build ago cross the street. liberty property trust plans to break ground next year next to campbell's field on a billion dollar project that includes a million and a half square feet of office space, 200 homes, a hotel, restaurants and stores. >> it is a game changer. within five years this will be a completely different waterfront, thriving with residents, with commercial businesses. >> reporter: while it is still too early to know many of the details about the restaurant, shops and other businesses coming to the liberty trust property, one of the things that has people really excited in this area is the idea that a parking lot will give way to
a high rise. >> absolutely it will look like a real city. we will the buildings, and they will be brand new, very attractive and it goodies for the entire region. >> reporter: camden county freeholder director lewis cappulli says reason it is camden is on the verge of the renaissance that many wondered was ever possible. in camden cleve bryan, cbs-3 "eyewitness news". another less than settle's day across the area when it came to the weather and it will be staying soggy longer. meteorologist kate bilo in our weather center. kate, everybody is looking for the proverbial silver lining. >> we have a couple of those, guess contact whole week doesn't look like this but first we have to get through tonight and tomorrow. we have cloudy, cool, damp weather to look ahead to for the next 24 hours, or so and then everything does clear out a little bit. we have a couple decent days to look forward to by the end of the week. we can see the rain has rebuilt on the back edge, it is starting to clear a little
bit to the south and east as we zoom in on the city, steady rain over center city and just pushing over portions of new jersey turnpike, here in to camden and gloucester counties, finally starting to dry out and break up in our northern and western suburbs. another round of showers on the way through the overnight hours and tomorrow morning, and then with the rain and cloud cover it is chilly outside, only 53 right now in the city, 53 in wilmington and 56 in lancaster. rainfall total for month of may 2.94 inches sin may 1st. only four days this month have been dry. we will see if we can add to that total by end of the week. we will have have your full forecast coming up, ukee, back over to you. fans of the country music star are hoping weather is bet they are fourth of july, for sure, still to come on "eyewitness news" 2012 kenney chessany rock the beach in wildwood this year a new head liner is coming to south jersey. who he is and friend he is bringing along. all hand on deck for this
beach in wildwood on the fourth of july. >> yes. >> ♪ the concert will take place on the beach between morey's pier, mariners landing and adventure peer. hunter heyes and matthew rose will open for mcgraw. general admission ticket are set to go on presale tomorrow. wildwood is hoping to replicate success of the 2012 kenney chessany beach concert he drew a huge crowd, thousands more watched on line. that concert was sponsored by american express. don bell has your sports, my hand are sweating, i'm ready to they're lottery thing tonight. i'm ready. >> you are fired up i'm fired up. >> we are excited about this. this could change everything. >> yes, it could. >> fourteen nba cities glued to the tv in less than two hours nba draft lottery takes place in midtown manhattan. sixers have best chance of winning the number one overall pick but last time that happened, they drafted, hall of famer allen iverson.
and speaking of the answer, his former teammates dikembe new tum bow tweeted this, congratulations to the sixers for grabbing number one spot in the nba draft. he may be jumping the gun. dikembe has since deleted the tweet. later he has followed it up with another tweet, sorry guys, got excited about the sixers odds, and got ahead of myself, still keeping my fingers crossed for tonight, the sixers have a 26 percent chance of winning the topic. sammy b speaks in south philadelphia, sam bradford answered questions for first time since demanding a trade. here's the cliff notes. bradford says he will offer guidance to carson wentz. he wases frustrated by eagles trading for second pick. finally the quarterback says it was his agent's idea to demand a trade. >> first found out about the trade i was frustrated. i just felt like i needed sometime. after some thought i realized this is still bets place for
me to be. >> talk football and i mean, again there has been no tension or none of. that we are here to compete and just try to help the team get better. >> shout out to sam bradford's teammates, none of those guys blasted their qb in public when he disappeared from voluntary camp. that is a good sign. however bradford is taking a beating around nfl. seattle defensive end michael bennet is latest to talk about sam bradford. >> i almost threw up. i can't believe sam bradford is complaining about making 40 million in the next two years and because he a actually has to compete for a position, i'm lick this guy, man, this guy right here, definitely sets a bad tone of what a player should be. >> the athletes look for pay back. eagles will see these guys, november 20th, week 11, at seattle. if sammy b is still playing, the team might say, okay. >> i got something for you, boom. >> thanks, buddy, appreciate
it. kate has the forecast. i was outside at 3:00 o'clock. still rain. >> still rainy. >> not so good. >> this morning was okay until rain started. it was warm. we got to the 60's briefly a and then rape came in and temperatures plumeted, chilly outside and it is still rainy at least lightly but it is starting to push out to the south and east. areas in south jersey and delaware will see more rain as we head through the rest of the evening. we will see just a little damp. road wet there on spring garden and broad street here as we look live at skies scan three. everything wet. traffic is not moving very quickly anywhere but because of the weather and various traffic related problems out there. it is a slow go. if you can stay put tonight highly recommend it. not the best night to be out and b quick look down the shore at cape may courthouse looking toward the ocean and bay there 51, cloudy and drizzly there as well. here's your latest storm scan three image. rain is starting to break up
again. it ended briefly. another round rebuilt on the back edge of this but starting to fizzle will a little bit. judge us some light showers moving through chester county, montgomery county through the city at the moment and thinks clearing through the south and east through the remainder on have this evening. that doesn't mean it is over just yet. we have a few more showers off to the west and those could come through late tonight, or tomorrow morning. here's that next system there. as i mentioned, it is chilly 567893 in philadelphia our high 62. fifty-three in wilmington. sixty in allentown 567894 degrees in millville what a difference a may makes, we were just looking justin and i last may, may of 2015, we had 20 days in the 80's. we had one day in the 90's. one day in the 50's, one day in the 60's. very warm may. this may, 13 days so far below average, zero days in the 80's, certainly no days in the 90's and we have been in the 60's for six days, this month so far, completely different kind of in but again, imagine if we had this kind of of pattern happening in january
or february we would be talking about a lot of snow. i know that sound great but to most of you probably doesn't sound so good. we are getting through this in may as we head through overnight hearst we will get another round of showers moving through here and there. that will eventually fizzle. then thursday could be a slow clear but eventually we will see sun trying to pop out in the afternoon. friday is your day to look forward to, beautiful sunny spring day and then here comes the storm, developing the base and hanging out for a few days but you worst day is saturday, period of rain, temperatures below average and that upper low could impact us in the first part of the next week with lingering showers. overnight rain end early. tomorrow morning showers and then mostly cloudy, chilly in the afternoon high of 63. you're witness weather seven day forecast pair of great days thursday and friday but period of rain on saturday, showers sunday and then showers could hang out into early next week as well, ukee and jessica back to you. still to come on "eyewitness news". >> mums the word in philadelphia new act comes to
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big night for sister act in philadelphia at walnut the street theater. >> the musical comedy is base on the 1992 film of the same name. torey is here with the story. >> we're talking about a group of nuns that are like in other, sister act is in philadelphia at walnut street theater and you, right here on cbs-3 are going to get a preview, sister mary clarence,
will you adue. >> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪ >> i never wanted to be a nunzio bad in my life. can anyone else agree with me? you don't get that passion anywhere else but philadelphia and some other places but we have some locals, how does it feel to be performing in your
own city. >> it is amazing, we love walnut street theater. >> fabulous. >> tonight will be first time you are playing in front of the audience first performance tell me how excited you are. >> super excited. i have heard philly is brotherly love so i want to feel it tonight. >> yes, yes you are talking to sister mary clarence playing the lead tonight and for more information on the walnut street theater, catch the show, you can see sister act here at walnut street theater. first performance is tonight but runs through july 17th and, of course, find out more at cbs philly.com. i need to get into this habit. sister teresa was definitely not happy that i didn't have my habit on. she's taking me to detention. >> yes good they sound great. >> thanks, torey. 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. the "cbs evening news", from new york, here now is scott pelley, take care family, we will see you tonight.
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