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it is 6:00 o'clock and here's is what happening. going to trial. a judge ruled today that the sexual assault case begins philadelphia's own bill cosby will move forward. more than a decade after the alleged incident. the judge announcing the decision not long after closing arguments had ended. good evening, i'm ukee washington. i'm jessica dean. cosby's accuser andrea constand did not appear in court but parts of her 2005 statement was red. constand complains cosby assaulted her after giving her wine and pills in his montgomery county home. cosby waved his right to appear at a july 20th arraignment setting the courts for a trial and if convicted, he could face ten years in prison. the. >> the reaction to the ruling was fast and furious. "eyewitness news" reporter greg argos joins us in center city where cosby's attorneys spoke within the hour, greg. >> reporter: good afternoon. the fast and furious really a great way to describe all of the reaction pouring in after the judge's decision to allow
this case, cosby's case, to go go to trial. on one side cosby's attorneys calling the decision a quote travesty of justice. on the other side the prosecutor district
attorney kevin steele says he is simply seeking justice. >> how do you feel about the outcome? >> reporter: no response from comedian bill cosby as he left the montgomery county courthouse on tuesday. just a wave to supporters after judge elizabeth mchugh allowed all charges to go forward giving green light to a trial for the 78 year-old comedian accused of sexually assaulting former temple employee andrea constand at his cheltenham home in 20 on. >> all charges were up hell. we're here because we want to seek the truth. we're here to serve justice. >> reporter: during a preliminary hearing district attorney kevin steele called two witnesses to the stand, a detective interviewed constand in 2005 and cheltenham police chief who interviewed cosby. note thably absent was the accuser herself.
>> twelve years to bring an accuse tore confront mr. cosby they chose not to. >> reporter: brian mcmonigal argued that the alleged assault was a consensual interaction and there was not enough
evidence to go to trial this is a have extraty of justice. they had 12 years to bring a case. they didn't. what they have presented today was evidence of nothing. >> reporter: d.a. steele pointing out the evidence threshold is low at a preliminary hearing and this case should go forward. >> the evidence in this case, there was presented at preliminary hearing is of a limited basis. preliminary hearing is a situation where we only have to show that a crime is committed and the defendant connect to the crime. >> reporter: judge agreeing that cosby's defense says they are not done fighting. his defense attorney reading this statement in front of the center city office later tuesday afternoon. >> evidence presented today in montgomery county courtroom, confirms that william cosby is not guilty of any crime. >> reporter: that may be the case but at least, at this
stage, the judge saying that a jury of cosby's peers will have to have make that final decision. this case, going to trial. we are live at rittenhouse square i'm greg argos for cbs-3 "eyewitness news". >> greg, thanks very much. be sure to stay with "eyewitness news" for continuing coverage as bill cosby goes to trial. you can get latest anytime at cbs philly.com. the wife of the man killed while waiting for a septa bus in the northeast overnight says that she's heart broken to have to explain what happened to their two-year old son. this is victim 50 year-old alejo molina, police say someone driving in the black lexus slammed into him just after midnight as he waited for a bus at cottman and bustleton. driver allegedly got out, looked at the victim and then ran away. >> he was coming home from work, got hit by the car, right in front of us. i have to be strong for my children. i have to be strong because my sonnies two years old. he does not know that his father passed away. >> reporter: crash remains under investigation but authorities say a man showed
up at police headquarters this morning and confessed to being the driver. south jersey man was arrested for, arrested for keeping her eyes on more than the children. twenty-five year-old emily, is out on bail, tonight, she's accused of stealing more than $15,000 in cash and jewelry from a family that she work for between february and may. evesham township police say greetrex pawned jewelry and even found pictures of her wearing pieces on social media. it is a phrase a lot of us have been waiting for: it is heating up. suddenly temperatures are returning and kate bay low is on the sky deck with more on that i'm loving it, guess contact it feels nice. little breeze pick up. the clouds rolled back in center city. still tracking spotty sprinkles here this evening, that is about all we have got on the radar and things are going to clear out boot fill for tomorrow. lets lot storm scan three. we can see what we are dealing with right now. not a whole lot of anything.
certainly less activity then last night but as we zoom into see a few spots, there is one moving just north of center city at the moment, couple sprinkles over burlington county and one storm you see that one out in the ocean, just off coast of ocean county and one of my followers on twitter, hyram tweeted me a picture of what it looks like in the sky. you can find that on my twitter feed. i retweeted it a minute ago. it is not over land. we have a couple sprinkles. we have .03 inches of rain. that means we have at least a trace, if not more than rainfall out of the 26 of the last 33 days. it has been a very wet, cool stretch but we're starting to turn corner here. temperatures right now still in the 80's in philadelphia 82 at the airport. eighty-three in allentown. eighty-two in wilmington. tomorrow, gets even warmer. i'll tell you which days we can expect to be near 90 degrees, and we will also take a peak at memorial day weekend coming up when i join you inside, back to you. >> kate, thank you.
campaign 2016 donald trump gets closer to officially locking up g.o.p. presidential nomination. republicans in washington state are going to the poles today, trump is running unopposed. on the campaign trail in albuquerque new mexico this crowded front runner hillary clinton attacked trum april the a event in california. she criticized him on the minimum wage and also on the housing crisis. her campaign released a new ad using trump's own word on the housing crisis. clinton's opponent vermont senator bernie sanders is campaigning in california ahead of that state's primary. nor sanders rallied with support tours day in anaheim. he called for recount in kentucky where he trails clinton by less than one half of 1 percent of the vote. democratic national convention will bring an influx of visitors to philadelphia in july and many of them are opting out of staying in hotels. "eyewitness news" reporter alexandria hoff joins us with more on how some convention visitors are finding places to
stay, alex? >> reporter: well, ukee philadelphia county has about 16,000 hotel rooms, delegates alone will take a 4,755 of them factoring in campaign, party officials, entourages, security and media and quarters are crammed and that is what people are waiting for. like hundreds of others, carli maloney listed her philadelphia home on air b and b prior to pope francis visit last fall. >> it was great and rented up my house. >> it was a let down with the addition of stops in new york and washington the september pilgrimage didn't reach the volume originally estimated. >> as a result there was still hotel rooms that were available, so fewer used air b and b as an alternative. but democratic national convention may be another story. >> my sister is in south philly and she rented it for dnc. >> reporter: just two months out and only 14 percent of homes listed on the site for
july 25th through 28th remain available. >> cool thing is, it allows them to get a feel for the real flavor. >> reporter: dnc host committee expects about 50,000 visitors, but something else could be explaining the increased demand for lodging. the occupy dnc movement run by supporters of the senator bernie sanders have called for a mass migration for philadelphia for the convention. regardless of political position, realtor julie welker said successful users up load great photos, ask a reasonable price and green flag from their land lord if they are not the home's owner. >> would you encourage to get people back on and give it a try. >> i would, absolutely, yes, this would be very exciting especially people interested in pol tics. >> reporter: if you are not an opportunity potentially cash in, here's where it comes full circle. creators of air b and b says they have thought up the idea in 2008 after a hotel shortage
in denver, during the democratic national convention. for election 2016 i'm alexandria hoff for cbs-3 "eyewitness news". >> thanks, alex. still to come on "eyewitness news". >> reporter: just another day on job for somers point police officer? not exactly what two young parents said he did that has him saying thank you. also, a well deserved hand shake from a teenager to a new jersey state trooper, but it is story, behind this snapshot, that you will not want to miss. don. are they nasty? are they go to go knock people out? what should we expect from the eagles new defense? up next their new coordinator jim schwartz has message from fans and media, we are coming right back after this.
an update to breaking news in center city philadelphia. septa now now confirming a man was hit and killed on the market frankford line this happened 30 minutes ago between 11th and 13th treat stations. now chopper three live over what you can see is still a active scene. septa is running shuttle bus necessary both directions between 30th street and spring garden, we will continue to follow this and have more as it becomes available. >> well most parents will tell you that child birth is scary enough but when you don't make it to the hospital, the panic really sets in. >> "eyewitness news" reporter cleve bryan shows you how a house call from someone other than a doctor made a delivery one to remember in somers point.
>> say hi sophia. >> reporter: child birth is always in some way an adventure but sophia marie's grand entrance in the world is what one people will never for get. >> i get a call at 4:04 in the morning an officer actually delivered my baby at the house. >> reporter: jonathan says last night his girlfriend alyssa martin went to the hospital with contractions but then return home. around 3:45 this morning. >> woke up to her water breaking and she called her grandmother upstairs, and her grandmother is like we will go to the hospital now. >> she said i can't make it. baby is coming. >> reporter: somers point police officer vincent riveria was first to the house and reassured martin ambulance was on the way and then heard a baby crying and looking down confirmed the time was right now. >> so much stuff was going through my head when i heard baby crying and how this was actually happening. i looked at my partner, my partner looked at me and said all right, let's go. >> reporter: officer riveria said he has in prior experience seeing or helping deliver a baby but ten years
of military experience helped him stay calm. >> use common sense, try to support baby's head and mostly the mother's portion that does most of the work. >> thank you officer riveria for delivering me. >> reporter: 7-pound, 4 ounces of a job well done. >> i just want to say thank to you him, for bringing my daughter into this world, as healthy as can be. >> reporter: riveria is happy there was no complications. >> definitely a unique call. >> reporter: to say the least to say the least. >> reporter: dad say so fee ace doing great and will be hopefully home by the weekend and looks forward to thanking officer riveria in person. in somers point i'm cleve bryan, cbs-3 "eyewitness news". >> do your job and then delivering a baby. amazing. >> hey list men sports we are talking about clutch. >> yes, we are. >> that is clutch. >> that is very clutch. >> yes. >> that is a story. yeah guys, we're talking about the eagles. what else is new. a lot to talk about. kind of, sort of.
judge a broadway play after watching a couple of rehearsals? probably not. eagles are on stage, and just trying to remember their lines. bird, with another round of organized team activities. they are voluntary work outs. biggest attraction was their new defensive coordinator jim schwartz. he spoke briefly after he was hired in january, but today he met the media and preached patients. >> it is hard to be patient in the nfl. but you have to be patient this time of the year. because we don't have any games scheduled on sunday and most important thing is making progress and technique and fundamentals and, you know, building a good foundation thaw can draw on in september. >> building a foundation. as i mentioned these are voluntary work outs, fletcher cox has volunteered not to show up. he is looking for a new contract. the team isn't awfully concerned bit. jim schwartz believe that cox will quickly catch up and learn everything that he has
missed. on the baseball, future mr. kate up ton on the mound tonight. tigers right i, justin verlander is engage to the hollywood actress and model and tonight he turns his attention to the phillies. jeremy hellickson pitching for fightins who are trying to avoid their fourth loss in five games. meanwhile best hitter for fightins had a great game last night that ended with a thud. object dub he will herrera went three for four but was benched in the seventh for not running hard on that ground out first pitch tonight, at 7:10. they always say baseball business fathers and sons. yesterday, red second base man brandon phillips having a blast with his two-year old son mika. you got to teach them early. coach them up. >> look the at that. >> he is two years old, really. >> look at him go. >> you see him tap the plate. >> yes. >> it is okay good big leaguer. >> it is okay, mika. >> that is one cute little
boy. >> yes. >> hand/eye coordination. >> i was impressed. >> very nice, thanks, buddy, appreciate it. >> kate joins with us our forecast. you looked happy, nice outside on the sky deck. >> really nice outside. there are a couple sprinkles don't be shocked if you run out tonight and there are a few rain drops here and there. there are a couple of sprinkles but things have gotten so much nicer here today and will continue to get nice as long as you don't mind warmth we are going back to the upper 80's through end of the week. lets look outside and you can see in bethlehem we have blue skies, cloud buckling up we are still under the influence of the upper low we have been talking about since last week. i'm ready to be done, talking about it. i think we finally can be but with the cool pocket of air is what we can picture cool air in the atmosphere sitting overhead, and generating instability and cloud and showers like to bubble up in that environment. still a few cloud in bethlehem. storm scan three does show a few sprinkles rotating through
around the outer edge, of that low, couple of sprinkles even moving through at the moment. looking am minute news outside even though it felt great, feels nice to not break out the coat here, it is may after all but you can see just a few little sprinkles here, one moving over center city, couple over burlington county as well, these will diminish once sun goes down. not seeing any thunderstorm activity but rain drops here and there clear skies back to the west and once this low moves on out, here it is, you can see it swirling, moving north, we have high pressure building in for your wednesday and much nicer weather on the way. we did get to 83 today, average high is 76 and this his first 80-degree day so far in the month of may. we have had six total this year but warm, in march, warm in april hasn't been so warm in may just yet but that is changing. tomorrow we are up to the upper 80's with high pressure in control. full day, beautiful day across the board. thursday a stray thunder storm off to the west in the afternoon but 80's once again.
friday is when humidity ramps up and better chance for scatter showers and storms in the afternoon but we're in the upper 80es a. here's how it will feel. temperatures in the upper 80's but feeling different, feeling best tomorrow with low humidity. more humid here on thursday and then on friday it is going to feel down right steamy and summer like. temperatures holding in the 80's for most of the holiday weekend. memorial damon is one to watch. pop up thunderstorm possible saturday and sunday. we have to watch this system, this has 30 percent chance of tropical develop many, it would be bonnie. it doesn't look like it will impact us directly but could bring rain to the eastern seaboard by early next week. 62 degrees overnight and eyewitness weather seven day forecast, really heat up and keeps it in the 80's through sunday. stay there we will have more when we come rig
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with aim of the rain we have been having spring flowers are growing and so are the we had. >> so, tyler arboretum in delaware county brought in a unique crew to manage crowd and vittoria woodill is live in media with a heard of weed eat their just arrived on the job, vittoria. >> that is right. they brought in a green team, to tackle the weeds here at tyler arboretum and we're not talking about the eagles but the goat, lets check it out. it is growing season at tyler arboretum and with new you ceilings aiming toward the sky, they have got some fresh ground keepers.
>> growing season we always battle with invasive species and those plants that are invasive but not desirable, poison i have i, that falls in that suit. we have acres of natural lands at tyler arboretum these goats will minimize and eradicate those plants that we no longer want. >> reporter: this is first time goats are taking over tyler arboretum. >> since it was farmed pre1880, yes. >> reporter: who are the goat keepers? meet larry, and ann, who came all the way from new york state to bring a whole bunch of goats. >> we have mixed bag of goats. we have, noah's arc of goats. there is probably a one with new ears, it is different colors. >> different colors, white, jerry and gar see a they are very friendly. >> they also have side slanted eyes and horizontal pupil toss spot those undesirable plants and they will eat those plants down to the root but where do they put it all. >> four stomach.
>> no. >> yes good i think i was a goat in the previous life. >> could have been, i'm in the sure depend what you do after they eat. they fill up their first stomach, and then they eat about 2 gallons of leaves, and then they lay down, it looks like they are goofing off and chewing gum but it is not. and they are room nateing. >> reporter: people asked me what animal do you want to be? i want to say goats next time. >> absolutely. >> that is right, you'll see boats all summer long here at tyler arboretum home. suggest not petting them to be safe but ukee and jessica, my spirit animal i have found out is the goat. >> well, these are important things to know. >> learn more about goats in the last minute then i have ever known. >> yes. >> thank you. >> thanks, tore use. thanks for watching "eyewitness news" at 6:00. we are back at ten on the cw philly and back here on cbs-3 at 11:00. up next, "cbs evening news". in for scott pelley is charlie rose. take care family, we will see you tonight.
>> rose: a judge orders bill cosby to stand trial for sexual assault. also tonight, cell phone video exposes a gap in airport security. >> you have employees coming in with backpacks, leaving with backpacks. you don't know what they're bringing onto the airfield. you don't know what they're taking off of the airfield. >> rose: are these muscle cars strong enough to survive a crash? and a magazine cover that made edward locke the butt of a joke. >> the towns people said i was the kid who showed his butt for $5. >> this captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> rose: good evening. scott is off tonight. i'm charlie rose. it is a stunning fall from grace. bill cosby, who portrayed the all-american tv dad, was ordered today to stand