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caused when a hail of rocks, pelted a septa train traveling through north philadelphia, on the evening of may 12th, 2015. >> this isn't a game. this isn't something that is funny. this isn't something to do after school for kicks. people can get hurt. >> reporter: minutes later the ntsb has ruled, the engineer of the amtrak train 188, passing on an adjoining track, likely was distracted by radio messages about the incident. then, accelerating in the frankford curve, due to a loss of situational awareness at 106 miles an hour. the wreck, killing eight and injuring nearly 200. >> we think that rocks being thrown in trains is a common occurrence. it has got to end. >> reporter: with rocks shattering the cab window but striking windows in the passenger compartment, nestel says it is fortunate neither engineer nor anyone else was hurt. >> thank god that engineer
wasn't seriously injured. thank god somebody's dad, wasn't ending up in the hospital or killed. >> reporter: while the rock throwers who damaged this train has never been caught chief nestel says his officers are focusing their patrols in area where rock throwing is frequent. the deadly chain of events that the ntsb says likely started with this rock attack, a sad example of just how dangerous it can be. >> when a train is moving at 60 miles an hour and someone hurls a rock at it, someone is getting hurt. >> reporter: the chief told me that the actual number of rock attacks reported is relatively low but that is because many times there are attacks that unless they shattered the window of the train in one notices thinking it is just another noise outside. live from septa headquarters i'm walt hunter for cbs-3 "eyewitness news". >> thanks, wall.
wreckage from egyptair flight is found in the mediterranean sea. search crews spotted human remains, floating in the waters, 200 miles north of egypt. european space agency located a possible oil slick, where it was throughout the plane went down. all 66 people on board are believed to have perish. the plane left paris early thursday morning, in route for cairo. investigators hope to find the jet's black boxes to determine what caused the disaster. "cbs evening news" will have much more on the investigation into the egyptair crash, charlie rose is in for scott pelley tonight right after our broadcast. students at howard high school of technology in wilmington are mourning the death of a classmate, 15 year-old brandon wingo was shot and kill on the 900 block of clifford brown walk yesterday afternoon. that is just a few blocks from howard high, and the community is still reeling from the loss of sophomore amy joyner francis. she was beaten to death, in the high school bathroom last
month. feel it to be a safe environment for your children, you know, unfortunately within the last month, you know, it is an occurrence that made it feel like, that is the last bit. >> reporter: authorities are offering a $10,000 reward for information, that leads to wingo's killer. >> chester county police need your help tracking down tyr el winchester who tried to run over a willis town township police officer yesterday. he a allegedly stole this car and then tried to ram the officer. and, before crashing the vehicle in the ditch their west chester pike and dell chester road. he took off running after that crash, the officer was not her. west goshen police after rested this man accused of abusing a disable man he was caring for. officers say eric heinback was caught on cameras punching a 23 year-old man in his west goshen home. man's mother turned that video into police as evidence.
he is now facing several charges including simple assault. lower merion police need your help tracking down this man, caught on surveillance, burglarizing a home in the penn valley section. man searches through the belongings on the house on frog road. the homeowners had only gone out believely when that burglar struck. he got away with jewelry, electronics and if you have any information call the police. thousands gathered to remember the man who helped transform temple university. public memorial service was held for former temple president peter liacouras. "eyewitness news" at temple performing arts center. former basketball coach john cheyney remembered liacouras, he called liacouras a visionary who helped expand the university during his 18 years as president. >> he said and i remember distinctly, if the division doesn't work out it doesn't cost you a a dam thing but you
should have a vision. you should have some feeling about where you are going, and how you will arrive at both and get ahead. >> peter liacouras retired in 2,000 and died last week after a long illness at the age of 85. for the first time in quite sometime a near perfect day all around the area but, things can change, quickly. saturday likely to spoil your plans. meteorologist kate bilo is live with more on that kate. >> i have heard from so many people that have plans tomorrow that is saying is it really as bad as it sound, birth the day parties, wedding, outdoor school event, fundraisers, unfortunately the weather stops for no events, and it looks like tomorrow is going to be a problem, all across the region. we have rain moving in by late morning and continuing steadily on and off through the have afternoon and steady rain to the south and east. we will look at the timing of that rain in a moment but first tonight, it is 75,
beautiful friday evening, 74 in reading. sixty-nine in millville and 68 in dover. a few cloud rolled in this evening, a breeze has pick up a and cloud beginning to increase as our storm waits in the wings. here it is, gathering strength, steady band of rain moving through southern ohio and kentucky. more rain along the coast of the north carolina to converge on our area tomorrow, coming up, we will pinpoint timing of the heavier rain which areas could see most rain as well and if we may try to clear it out for a bit this weekend. for now, back over to you. well, powerful new device that could change the way the world creates energy is right here in our area. >> "eyewitness news" reporter greg argos takes to us princeton new jersey where new equipment is getting a tension. >> reporter: it can heat plasma four to five times the temperature of sun, today here in princeton a new machine unveiled which could lead to safe greens and abundant energy. through this tunnel of the
princeton plasma physics laboratory, up a few flights of stairs, sits a device. >> it looks like an apple that has been cored. >> reporter: that cored apple could one day lead to efficient and plentiful fusion energy. >> we would provide even why i for millions of years for all of mankind. >> let me see this. >> there we go. >> reporter: friday u.s. energy secretary, toured the upgraded machine at princeton university, marking unveiling of the new fusion center stack which cost 94 million-dollar in federal funds, and five years to improve. >> upgrading it considerably to have twice magnetic field, twice amount of plasma and tweet heating power and five times duration of the plasma. >> reporter: over the next year michael and his team of physics and engineers will shoot beams of plasma in the device super heating it to 50 million degrees, five times hotter than surface of the
sun. >> previous experiments have produced 11 mega watts of power, enough to power a small city but charge lasted for just one second. these new experiments will test whether power cannulas much longer at larger amounts. >> so we can ultimately use it to make energy, in a clean way, the goal, to take that experience where we showed we can make fusion power, and actually, make progress in the steps to make it practical and economic. >> reporter: fusion energy powering our city experts say is still decades away. in princeton greg argos for cbs-3 "eyewitness news". >> wow, amazing. >> it is. still to come on "eyewitness news". >> i said mom, i have seen him suffer. it is a miracle that he is alive. >> devastating and mysterious disease, tonight a local family that knows firsthand about the illness shares their emotional story. big time summer event that draws plenty of people to the beach in atlantic city. we now know who will be
mysterious and devastating disease. >> it can be, guys. today is put on purple day, for lupus awareness month. it is a disease that is difficult to diagnosis and treat and it can cause real agony. doctors say that what is needed is more awareness and money for research. philly did its part today. getting word out about lupus at dilworth plaza as philadelphia observes world lupus day. >> we have a lot of work to do. we have too many people, battling symptoms of lupus without a proper diagnosis. >> reporter: lupus is a cruel mystery because so little is known about the auto immune disease that ravages different parts of the body. >> what i get from everyone is that you do not the look sick, but you are not sick, it effects everyone differently. >> reporter: twenty-four year-old scott was diagnosed with lupus at eight. since then he has had seer us of medical problems but was always surrounded by family and friend trying to put a happy face on a nasty
situation. >> this is a devastating disease. although some people can live with this for the rest of their lives, some people can't. many people lose their lives to this disease. many people lose their lives at young ages. >> reporter: to save her son's life betty ann donated a kidney, scott has been barely surviving on dialysis this fist lah was created in his arm for his treatments. transplant in october was a game changer. >> i was feeling like it was a match, anything that i can do to make this child's life better would i do. i'm his mom. i have seen him suffer. the it is a miracle that he ace live. >> reporter: to keep him alive and well there is a lot of youthing with piles of medications, the aim to keep lupus control, so scott can start his life again. >> it is a day to day fight. >> his fortitude is amazing, it is, we do this, we're a team. >> reporter: it is not known what causes lupus and there is no cure. it can strike anyone out of no where and symptoms range from
rashes a and fatigue to organ failure and heart attack. lupus foundation of america has a philadelphia tri-state chapter that provides a variety of services, we will have a lincoln cbs philly.com. how about scott and his mom. >> amazing duo. >> yes, they are. >> getting word out. >> yes. >> many pediatric awareness month and students at a school in marlton want to get out the word. >> chopper three was over buehler elementary school on caldwell have avenue today. lot students there wearing purple a and they formed a pediatric stroke awareness ribbon. it is a show of support for nine year-old chase, a stroke survivor. the 90th stotesbury cup regot ace underway on the schuylkill river. >> stotesbury is oldest and largest high school rowing competition in the you had, more than 5500 athletes are taking part and they are from 19 schools in the you had, and, canada racing runs through tomorrow, welcome to all of our visitors to the area. from the river to the ball
york phillies are back in action tonight looking to keep up their winning ways. >> um-hmm. >> sports director don bellies live from citizens bank park and don, atlanta comes to town tonight. >> that is right, braves are in town and how good is this philadelphia team? we really didn't expect this coming in the season but they have been absolutely tremendous, exceeding their own expectations and exceeding expectations of their manager pete mackanin. we talk to him about an a hour an a half ago and he expect his team to be around 500 mark. they have far exceeded that. they are 24-17, second in the nl east, so seven games over 500. here's the rest of our conversation with the manager why, you know, i'm surprised we were in the position that we're in. i was hoping as i said earlier i was hoping to play 500 and see what happens from there, you know, the resilience i is what i'm's real happy about the fact that we have not gone
backward after losing a game or two. we have rebounded. it is all because of our pitching and defense that has allowed to us do that. it has been a great season and i choose to believe that we will continue. >> you heard skipper talk about pitching, one of the great young pitchers will be on the mound here tonight that is aaron nola. team has won his last five starts. now lets talk about the nba. we know sixers have number one overall pick but they have two picks and tail end of the first round a 24th and 26th. today they held predraft work outs for six players who may be, might be in the running to be selected with those picks. one of those guys was isaiah miles from st. joes, a senior forward, averaged about 18 points last year, he was a-10, player of the year, i say player of the year i say most improved player of the year. he was asked what he can bring to the sixers. >> i think i can be a really
good contributor, you know, i feel like they need an extra shooter who can stretch the floor. so i'm shooting out there i think they need one. >> good work out. i think that he has been somebody who has some interesting qualities. we know he comes from good stock. we paid attention because he is right around the corner. >> three draft choices, once again in june in the first round for the philadelphia 76ers, it is a great position to be in, kind of like the position that the phillies are in here tonight looking for their 25th win of the season. that is story here from citizens bank park i'm don bell, back to you guys in the studio. >> enjoy the night my man. beautiful night. >> what a night. >> katie, is there anywhere else to be but outside tonight. >> no. >> especially with what is coming up. >> you have to enjoy tonight while you can. phillies have a game at 3:00.
that doesn't look so great. tonight will be beautiful. tomorrow a complete liz different story. we have got rain, moving in, probably went get here until late morning possibly even noon hour tomorrow. you're on notice tonight, tomorrow morning is your time to get out before the rain hits. speaking of the shore, was i speaking of the shore? if i was than the, it is a good place to be outside. you can see people outside on the boardwalk. cloud have rolled in. hazy outside this evening. still nice and warm and dry so things looking okay, folks are taking advantage of it, getting a prememorial day weekend in down the shore. boardwalk is crowded, tomorrow at this time i doubt it will be quite that way. let look at kutztown in our live neighborhood network. cloud have rolled in. seventy-one, still looking beautiful. here is saturday spoiler this storm bringing steady rain to kentucky, and ohio, coastal component as well. you will see this piece move to the north and weakening a little bit as energy increases
over to that coastal piece. that will take over what will impact us here this weekend. it depend where heaviest sets up. i have been saying it all day licensing but we have to keep an eye on areas in the heaviest bull's eye will get over an inch. this weekend, period of rain heavier at times 62 degrees the high. sunday looks better. we may see a break of sun in the morning possibly again just before sunset, couple showers in the afternoon at 69 . the it remains to be said that there are a few models trying to keep steady rain the two north and south, and split it, keeping steady yes, sir rain south and east of philadelphia. i tend to agree with this. i pulled up earlier run to show you what my thoughts are on what the rain will do it will come late morning, mid afternoon, generally philadelphia point on north will see, light rains but intensifies over south jersey and delaware. then it moves you the late saturday night into sunday morning. the steady amounts, again this is what i'm thinking here.
the .93 inches just shy of an inch, have half inch to an inch in philadelphia steady heavier rain, inch and a half in some spots off to the south and east. it could stay lighter in the city point north and west but plan for some heavy rain on the order of perhaps half inch to three-quarters of an inch. cloud increase light wind 54 degrees. cool, damp with period of rain for saturday. sunday marginally better and keep climbing out and it looks like a real nice pattern starts next tuesday into wednesday. ukee and jessica back to you. still to come on "eyewitness news", it is bike to work day, you might be surprised to know philly is the perfect place to pedal your way around, high praise the city of brotherly love is getting when it comes to
the same goes for a lot of the retired educators we know. let me see you all flap your wings, like you're penguins learning to fly. teaching is all about building relationships. and that never goes away. because once a teacher, always a teacher. we're ed and miriam, and we're proud to be new jersey educators.
this year fourth of july welcome america concert i bringing local stars back home. >> west philadelphia rapper actor yas the greates, cristina perry and philly pops and the r and b band brotherly love all taking the stage for a free show. >> noteably missing this year is hip-hop group the roots, they have co head lined she since 2009. eight day welcome america festivities kicks off june 27th. get ready to party on the beach again three big concerts are coming to atlantic city, those performing director of marketing for casino reinvestment development authority revealed the big names to "eyewitness news". >> jimmy buffet who will be coming august 13th, zach brown band coming in september 1st, and of course florida georgia line will round those out on september 3rd. so we are very excited about it. the just a great opportunity for us to really show atlantic city is thriving, alive and well. >> yes they are. >> rascal flats played on the beach last year and blake shelf even and lady antbellam
allegheny. sources tell cbs-3 that the suspect pulled a gun on police at 16th and clear field. police fired at the suspect who ran into this apartment building, stay with "eyewitness news" for very latest and, of course, get updated at cbs philly.com. if you notice people riding bikes on your commute to or from work today that is because it is national bike to work day. >> our path the path gallon was on the road on his bike this morning and helmet, he had such i great time cruising around he never made it here. he just bike around. he was most bikable downtown by real estate web site this week. >> looking good pat gallen. >> thanks for watching "eyewitness news" at 6:00 we are back at ten on our sister station cw philly inn back here on cbs-3 "eyewitness news". and here now is charlie rose, here now, we will see you tonight.
>> rose: security scare at the white house. gunfire erupts outside. ironically, just minutes after this pledge from donald trump to the n.r.a. >> we're getting rid of gun-free zones, okay, i can tell you. >> rose: also tonight, searchers find the first remains and debris from egyptair 804, but the crash remains a mystery. georgia deputies are caught on video-- >> stop fighting! stop fighting! >> rose: tasing a handcuffed man, who then died. and steve hartman with a college custodian-- >> there was never a question of if we would go to college-- >> rose: and five degrees of jubilation. >> so they could have a better life than i had. captioning sponsored by cbs