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deep breath. >> days after frustrations bowled over in nevada, questions are being raised about how bernie sanders and hill willry clinton supporters will get along at the dnc here in philadelphia tonight democratic and city officials are addressing those concerns. good evening, i'm ukee washington. i'm jessica dean. "eyewitness news" reporter alexandria hoff is live at city hall tonight. alex, are concerns being taken seriously. >> reporter: yeah, i spoke with philadelphia's police and they say they are working closely with event organizers to address any possible issues but also pointed out that part of their job will be protecting protesters and their rights. for a praise to crash is there bernie b and b. in the case of an arrest list of attorneys willing to represent supporters of the senator sanders free of charge. if the occupy dnc movement. it is heading to philadelphia. >> we expect a lot of people for this in the tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands whatever it is.
>> reporter: goal, defending the democratic process during the democratic national conn convention. a right that those in the sanders camp felt was breached during nevada's democratic convention. that resulted in what party officials called quote disruption and yes, violence. >> in one should be subjected to death threats. >> i hepp you bern for this. >> reporter: not quite the burn this group was feeling. >> love, love, love. >> reporter: sanders supporters gathered by the love statue to denounce violence and protesting. >> we are upset about what is going on in nevada representing us as a violent group. >> if you really following bernie and really about the movement, then you won't bring violence. >> reporter: party unity, now that may be the real fight come july in philadelphia a. >> i say as the leadership of the democratic party, open the doors, let the people in. >> reporter: yes. >> a lot of douse not feel comfortable with the democratic party and way they orchestrate themselves so we
will leave party and take our power with it. >> reporter: many people hope that will not be the case. here's the statement we got from the democratic national convention committee. it says we are confident that licensing term planning and unprecedented partnership with the philadelphia host committee and the city of philadelphia will ensure that the convention runs smoothly and that there are opportunity for every voice to be heard. reporting live from city hall, i'm alexandria hoff for cbs-3 "eyewitness news". stay with cbs-3 for everything that you need to know as we prepare for the democratic national convention in july. we will have updates on television, and on our web site at cbs philly.com. democratic front runner hillary clinton is just 90 delegates away from clinching the nomination. she claimed victory in tuesday's kentucky primary and appealed for party unity. she defeated bernie sanders by just 1900 votes. meanwhile sanders is campaigning in california ahead of the state's primary, it votes along with new jersey on june 7th.
sanders is delivering his own unity message for the democratic party. he defeated clinton in tuesday's oregon primary. presumptive republican nominee donald trump is trying to bolster his conservative credentials. today he he unveiled a list of his potential supreme court nominees. trump chose these is 11 judges based on conservative credentials and willingness to up hold the constitution. former pennsylvania governor and philadelphia mayor ed rendell made controversial comments about women in the u.s. in an interview with the washington post, about donald trump's statements about females, rendell said quote there are probably more ugly women in america then attractive women, suggesting that trump's comments would hurt him in the general election because people quote, take that stuff personally. our natasha brownies talking with governor rendell and will have have his response tonight on "eyewitness news" at is 11:00. breaking news, chopper three live over a serious accident in medford, burlington county.
it appears that three vehicles were involved. thinks at route 70 and main street. right now we have no word on injuries. we are working to get you more information, on this accident. drivers are being urged to avoid that area, as this scene is cleared. suspect whom police say robbed a woman have after she left casino with lots of cash is in custody tonight. this is the suspect gary taylor, on saturday night police say he followed a woman, out of harrah's in chester all the way to her home in sekane. he made his move in the front door stealing the seven grand of cash that she won in the casino. >> he grabs her, and hollers out, give me that, pulls on it, shoves her, and then takes off. >> reporter: police persued taylor down a deadened and taken in custody. they recovered victim's cash. police say this whole ordeal shows you you why should take your winningness check form and not cash. authorities show off the
results of the two year investigation in the heroin traffic nothing kent and sussex counties in delaware. in several raid, police seized heroin with a street value of more than a million-dollar. they also seized guns, cash, and vehicles. thirteen suspects now face drug, weapons, money laundering, conspiracy and other charges. turning to weather now and finally, a little sun today. we needed it. meteorologist kate bilo joins us outside on the sky deck, kate. >> reporter: sun we saw a little bit ago has disappeared in center city just a few clouds out there, a few breaks of blue skies here and there but there are a few showers moving by, that brought cloud cover back in the city, or slowly trying to claw out of this cool, rainy pattern and then by the end of the week we have got great weather to look forward to lets start off with what is happening right now, storm scan three shows scattered showers off to the north and west, a few more cloud blowing in because of that and that cloud blow up from those showers into center city even though rain is not
and a few showers moving through mercer county and exiting from the trenton area up toward new york city at the moment. there are a few showers over central pennsylvania, can't rule out a few sprinkles through the evening and tonight. temperatures right now have dropped a little with the cloud cover moving back in. we got to 69 for the high today. sixty-six the current temperature in philadelphia. sixty in atlantic city. sixty-two in reading. we have recorded a trace of precipitation. that means another rain drop was adding to the calendar today. only four dry days this month, and as he we finish out the week we will have a couple dry, sunny, pleasant days especially on friday to look forward to. the question is how long can it last? unfortunately it will in the last through the weekend. in addition to a beautiful day friday we are tracking a storm with potentially heavy rain this weekend. i will time it the on you when i join you inside, back over to you. and all of our dreary weather ovulate has done more than just damage spirits. it may be delaying your favorite foods from hitting the market. "eyewitness news" reporter greg argos breaks down produce
problem and how it could effect you this season. >> reporter: fresh new jersey produce, before it get to your table, it has to get out in the fields. this rainy, cloudy, cooler weather we have had has not been helping. >> we will go down the road where we have our tomatoes, egg plant, and zucchini squash planted. >> reporter: frank grasso is a third generation farmer showing us field in mullica he has worked for five decade. >> you urn guarantied the unexpect. >> reporter: that has been true so far this season with wet weather essentially stunting his crop. >> vegetables need three things: they need sunshine, water, and heat. they have been getting water. >> reporter: without much sun and cooler temperatures crops are taking their time to grow. >> this is what they should look like. this is has been growing in the greenhouse. >> reporter: this is what the tomato plant looks like right now. >> they should be as full as
the one on the pot and another 6 inches taller. >> reporter: same is true on delaware farms where growth is anemic but farmers there and new jersey say it is all part of the business. >> one thing about farming you don't necessity what to expect. you are dealing with mother nature. >> reporter: despite setback, take comfort in this. >> don't worry, we will have vegetables, they might be a week or two late but you'll have all that you want. >> reporter: despite the delay frank grasso at grasso farms and other farmers in delaware say there should president been a increase in price. reporting from mullica, greg argos for cbs-3 "eyewitness news". opponents of mayor kenney's proposed soda tax voiced their concerns to philadelphia city council. >> unaudible. >> chanting protesters were led out of the city council meeting this morning. they believe political contributions from the soda industry could influence council. the industry opposes mayor kenney's plan time pose a 3
cents per ounce tax on sugary drinks. money from that tax would help fund education and recreation programs. still to come tonight on "eyewitness news", this is what most of us think of before we head to the airport, checking flight schedules and boarding on time, well, coming up, a sneak peak at a terminal transformation about way more than just transportation. sprucing up a local school, and it is more than just a paint job, special guest who pitched into help create a new space at the a philadelphia school. chase utley, jimmy rollins, cole hamels, find out what the phillies have done for the first time since these three guys were balling in south philadelphia, sports coming up.
well, a new plan is coming to philadelphia international airport. >> terminal b is set to and go a 30 million-dollar renovation project that will add eight new dining options, coffee shops, and retail space. the upgrade is part of the development partnership with the airport, american airlines and otg, that project is expected to get underway this fall and will be completed by 2018. the philadelphia eagles took sometime to help students build a new playground today. eyewitness news at this disston elementary school in philadelphia's tacony neighborhood. eagles owner jeffery laurie led the way, coach pederson was also there as well as first round pick carson wentz doing painting.
the play ground also featured a big mural, looking good. >> very nice. day of food, fun at a philadelphia elementary school, all for a good cause. >> "eyewitness news" at jay hampton moore in northeast philadelphia, teachers scooped water ice, sold pizza and played games to raise money for will alex lemonade stand foundation an organization that is dedicated to fighting childhood cancer. our own pat gallen was there helping out as well. he knows joy hampton more more very well, he went to school there as a youngster. our annual alex lemonade tell-a-thon is coming up june 9th so please mark your calendar. phillies are looking good right now. >> yes, pretty, pretty good. >> yes. >> for those who like curb enthusiasm. let's back it up, in reverse back to 2011. phillies finished with a franchise record 102 wins. that is last time they were in first place. until right now. day baseball at the bank, series finally between the
marlins and the phillies, and we will go cameron rupp singles. two runs are in. phillies take a three-two lead. the to the eighth, tyler goodell the rookie, giving it a fly. it is gone. 418 feet. first career jack. gets in the doug out they give him a silent treatment. they act like they don't even know the kid. then, of course, congratulations, yes. >> the celebration begins, phillies win four-two they are in the first place tie with the nationals in the nl east. the process finally yields some results, after tanking for three years, sixers have have won their topic in the nba draft. so look at it this way when they hit the court next season they will have the number one pick on the court, and the third pick from the 2014 draft if joel embiid is finally healthy. but today the teams party on the art museum steps to celebrate, the sixers had the
second worst record in the history of the nba last season. they lost 72 out of 28 games. they are grateful for support from the fan base for sure. >> i think for the fans that have been with us, i just want to say thank you for your patients and your locality and your undying support for a team that really struggled. it is a new phase. it is process to progress. >> for people that don't understand why thinks a big deal that is khiry irving of the cavilers. he was number one overall pick in 2011. that is what guys who are number one picks can do for you, scored 27 points for cavilers last night. he is absolutely electric. cavilers beating toronto, 115-84, by 31 points. they had eastern conference finals, one game to nothing. >> you want that elite talent, it changes everything. >> won't be long. >> don, got it. big win for fightins this afternoon. you can bet they dirty up
their uniforms in the showdown with the fish. >> but chances are they won't be dirty when they hit the field friday against the braves. that is bringing up a good question, and ann wants to necessity how do phillies keep their uniforms clean? the players always walk in the diamond, looking clean. how do they do it. >> it is so white, it is all clean. the whiteys sobriety. >> phillies may wash it the quite a bit, all right but if they have good game, get on a five game winning streak you don't want to go near those guys, they don't change their socks, they don't change their shirts. >> don't be washing off the luck there. good question, nicole brewer has the answer for you tonight on "eyewitness news" at 11:00. don't forget if you have a good question log on to cbs philly.com/good question or tweet us using #cbs-3 good question. >> those uniforms have been wet, busy because of the rain we have been having. >> field has been wet, and muddy but we have a couple of nice days on the way. two days to look forward to to finish out the week.
today turnout to be not so bad but clouds have rolled back in but now, we're tracking more sunshine and temperatures on their way up. receipts look outside. we have a couple of spots down the shore where we have some sun and a few follow action long the ocean city boardwalk at the moment. pretty nice to the south and east but to the north and west as we look at our live neighborhood network in kutztown the clouds are still in place, there. that is where a few showers are rolling through as we go through remainder of the evening. take a look at cape may courthouse blue skies and beautiful, really all depend where you are this evening. here are the showers we are watching, so again see clear skies down the shore and in the delaware beaches. head back to the west and see a batch have of showers moving in from central pennsylvania, where we're seeing along the turnpike and up in the north and western suburbs. can't rule out a spotty shower through the remained are on have this evening but then we will get into a nicer pattern. so far we have recorded a trace of rain, at the airport and that means 21 out of the last 27 days, we have had at least, a trace, if not more, in the way of rain.
it has been a very wet pattern, really for past month or so, but can we break out of that pattern? lets take a look what is ahead as we go through rest of the week. we will start off tomorrow morning with clouds and sunshine. tomorrow, not the most sunny day we have ever seen but we will see some sun returning, maybe a stray sprinkle here and there. we will not sees much of anything. you cannot rule it out. instability in the atmosphere. high pressure overhead friday. friday is best day of the week hand down look at 2:00 p.m. still sunshine but notice, we're on notice here comes the clouds, billowing back in friday night into saturday morning, by 7:00 a.m. you can see a big shield of rain pushing into d.c. and baltimore and by mid afternoon and late morning the rain will get here and just period of rain, and gusty breezes, all day on saturday, saturday, not the day to get outside. i know it is wedding season, little league season, birthday party outdoors, saturday is day to stay indoors. heavy rain. we could see a inch of rain through the day saturday and early sunday morning before we
try to clear out. overnight tonight mainly cloudy and cool at 52 degrees. tomorrow better, partly sunny turning warmer, up to 72 which is close to average, and then again friday is nicest day of the week followed by saturday which is the worst day of the week, periods of rain all day long and that will keep us chilly, barely in the lower 60's, a shower possible on sunday, monday maybe a shower but getting better and then it looks like we will start warming up again, by the end of next week. we could ab approaching the 80's, ukee and jessica. >> bring it. >> thanks. >> still to come on "eyewitness news" how about outdoor dinner. >> this is no small set up, vittoria. >> definitely not. if you want to dine under the stars do you envision music? do you envision dancing ? do you envision greek food. we are coming at you live from media in a second stay with us.
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>> did you see that? that was perfectly on cue. >> i know, right. >> amazing. we are live in media, we are dining under the stars and i'm behind by mayor bob mcmahon. >> yes. >> how are you doing. >> and steven, of steven's where all these restaurants come as a community in the media area, shutting downstate street to have a great night out. families, friend, they are all loving it, check it out. with table numbers on the ground, media is ready to dine under the stars. they are nine seasons strong of shutting down the streets and bringing fresh fare outside. >> people feel very relax lacked and the street is all closed. it is great food, great atmosphere and people can bring their families. >> reporter: families and friend are loving it. >> it is a great event. kid, families, only time it is easy to eat out with a three and one year old. >> you meet your friend here. it is outside. we get nice fresh air. the restaurants are just wonderful. >> so am i.
>> this is our white asparagus, olives, herbs and bowled eggs. >> that is good. >> there are tons of restaurants to enjoy. that restaurant was lotus on the table, now we are steven's on state. steven what does it mean for these restaurants to come outside ape interact with the community under the stars. >> beautiful scene. i mean everybody is just having a great time, with the music, and the beautiful food, and the children running in the streets. it is a great time out here. you can't beat it. >> doesn't get better than that when it is over people get together, people haven't seen each other in five months so this is great. >> it is every wednesday, check it out, you guys but new we will eat. let's eat. >> looks's enjoy. thanks for watching "eyewitness news" at 6:00 we are back at ten on the cw philly and here on cb is. three at 11:00. up next, "cbs evening news", in for scott pelley is
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