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washington. aim he jessica dean. "eyewitness news" reporter joe holden is live in horsham and joe, is what biggest worry these people have. >> reporter: jessica and ukee, people continue to come to these meetingness drove and their fear is the fear of the unknown. last week the epa really flipping the data on what is considered to be safe drinking water and most noticeably some wells in this township tonight no longer meet safe drinking requirements. it is the water in the horsham area safe to drink? some parents have their thoughts on it? >> i don't drink it. >> reporter: there were well known contamination problems in the the area as a result of the decade of fire fighting foam, seeping into groundwater from the now shuttered willow grove naval base. epa findings released this week show safe lifetime exposures to these chemicals in drinking water is now less than a third of what the epa originally determined several years ago.
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greg preston is heading the clean up in horsham paid for by the navy. >> we have contracts with them already, and in place, to construct filtering system to address the water supply there. >> reporter: while feeding public supply horsham were taken off line because of these new chemical exposure limits and early head count shows 1100 people have come here for more information. jennifer, put it bluntly. >> we're living in an area that has been completely destroyed and they just want to us say, well, you owe kay we took a couple wells off line, everything else is safe. okay. >> reporter: exact health impacts are not yet known but people have their suspicions. those who live just down from the base are relying on local leaders, to keep them informed on their drinking water. >> i am just trusting my township. i don't know if that is the best thing to do but that is all i can do at this point. >> as for people out here with
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private water wells, they are being provided bottled water, and then is there the intention at some point to add filters to their properties and then at some point later, connect them to the publicist tell. that is latest live tonight from horsham township joe holden for cbs-3 "eyewitness news". >> as you know this story got us thinking should you be purifying your drinking water. >> that brings up a good question? sit worth it to filter your water. nicole brewer went to the experts and will have answer on "eyewitness news" at the 11:00. police after rested a man they say tried to run down one of their officers. terrell winchester was arrested in philadelphia today without incident. he is accused of hitting a willis town township police officer in this stolen car last week. he eventually crashed into a ditch on west chester pike before running off. the officer was not hurt. mayor kenney was joined by city councilman alan come to enhance collection of delinquent tax revenues. >> we will do this analysis to
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see is what collectible, based on the age of the debt and to make sure we get as much money as possible. the. >> the study will focus on delinquencies of the the business, income and receipts tax. it will also examine the councilman's proposal to sell older burdened debts for a third party for collection. lets turn to the weather. it feels like summer. "eyewitness news" in atlantic city where many were soaking in sunshine on the beach, some happily broke out their bathing suit. but for the first time this year. >> love it. granddaughter loves it. we're happy to be here. >> reporter: shore businesses gearing up for memorial day weekend are loving the weather, as well. meteorologist kate bilo is on the sky deck with more on shall we call it a wonderful wednesday, kate. >> it is a wonderful wednesday especially in comparison with what this month has been like so far. i may never come back inside, it is warm but not too humid. blue skies. no showers or thunderstorms.
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you can't beat a day like today. sure better suited to july then may but nobody is complaining here. lets look at is what happening temperature wise we will start ought with 87 in philadelphia still. eighty-six in trenton. keep in mind normal high is 0 degrees cooler then this. definitely feeling more like midsummer then late spring here. eighty-six in atlantic city at the airport and quite a feat given a 58 degrees ocean water. good weekend to head down the shore not best weekend to go in the water unless you have your wet suit handy. eighty in stone harbor. eighty-two in cape may. we have 77 in ocean city. i'm sure boardwalk will be crowded tonight with folks getting out and enjoying a summer like mayday. it is a hot one. eighty-eight is the high. average high is 77. this is warmest day since last september, september 9th, last time we have been in the upper 80's. it will keep heating up from here. we went from 76 monday to 83 yesterday. today 88. today first dry day in a while and then we are in the upper
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80's, thursday and friday. even a chance that one of those days most likely friday could hit 90 degrees, and it depend on the showers and thunderstorms limiting temperatures in the afternoon. good news is heat stays with us through the weekend but we are tracking chance for showers and thunderstorm through memorial day weekend. coming up we will tell you which day has most of those and which will be best to get outside for that memorial day barbecue. back inside to you. >> kate, thank you. new jersey is getting create turf raise awareness about recycling, a sculpture made out of plastic bottles is nesting inside atlantic city's boardwalk hall. it is call new jersey beach birth, piece of work unveiled at new jersey clean communities council conference today. >> any ideas to remember, you know, keep your bottles and your recycled materials out of the main stream. >> bottles used for it was collected by atlantic city students. septa is teaming up with ride sharing service uber as a pilot program to alleviate parking burden at regional
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rail stations this summer riders taking uber to one of its 11 stations will receive 40 percent off the cost of that uber ride among those stations are swarthmore, wayne, medical brooke park and lansdale. >> many of our rail stationness bucks, chester, delaware and montgomery counties, parking is tight, lots fill early and there are fewer suburban bus routes that connect with these stations. >> discount will be available from memorial day to labor day and then septa will evaluate the program. libeling or control board has approved several new licenses allowing establishments with gas pull tops sell six packs of beer. beer distributors oppose the move but governor wolf wants the board to approve more licenses. pennsylvania supreme court will soon hear arguments on that issue. none of the new licenses are in the philadelphia area, they are in northeast and western pennsylvania. manhattan is junk food, wasting time on the internet. >> shocking new way to break
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those bad habits. >> we have seen people quit habits in as little as five day. >> health reporter, stephanie stahl will explain how bad habits can be zapped away tonight on "eyewitness news" at 11:00. still to come on "eyewitness news" at 6:00 when a legend like walt hunter retires everyone wants to say good bye. today walt was treated to lunch firehouse stale courtesy of engine 45, ladder 14. coming up our celebration of walt's wonderful career continues. vittoria. here at devon horse show and country fare everyone is a winner and we are giving you behind the scenes sneak peak coming up. fill difficulties something for fifth time this season, day baseball in detroit, find out exactly what they did, and a manager melt down you must see, in sports coming up next. prediabetes is a serious medical condition that increases the risk for developing type 2 diabetes.
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well, horses and riders air arriving in chester county for 120th devon horse show and country fair. >> the nation's oldest and largest outdoor horse show and it attracts world class horse riders and horses. vittoria woodill is in devon with the hustle and bustle of the preshow opening. >> check her out. >> look at that hot. >> that is right, look who has joined us we have junior riders and their beautiful horses. we are celebrating a silver and gold celebration here at devon horse show and country
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fair. these riders have been working so hard and you are actually competing friday in through saturday did you say. >> sunday. >> sunday. >> are you so excited. >> very excited, my first time here and i'm hoping me and my pony will do well. >> i think you will do amazing. i would give you blue ribbons for looks alone and this is blonde and is what your name. >> gabby. >> gabby. are you so pumped to pete. >> yes. >> awesome. make it a fair ride. lou amazing. there is lots to do here at the devon horse show and country fair. we have got a behind the scenes peak, lets check it out. it ace bite full day to be in devon and volunteers are putting on final touches for 120th devon horse show and country fair. >> we should see it come to life. >> lets go. >> an event that draws in 12,000 spectators. >> this is soda and ice cream good to help us get lay of the
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lay for world's oldest and largest competition meet carried maynair the co chair. >> this is where it all began and in this particular booth we have iced tea, sandwiches, pastries, current picture of the tea cart ladies. >> how awesome that. >> she's ventures further in the country fair they have come far from just a tea sandwich stand. they have everything. >> there is a plaque that comes from mexico every year. >> really. >> yes. >> each of these, tomorrow will be jammed packed full of people. >> you can feast your eyes on ride and games. >> yeah, you got it. you got it. >> but real prize to be seen is in the barn. >> so now we have come to the horse part of the show. so for example these vendors horse in nature. they sell saddle, saddle pad, boots, things like. that reason they are back here because this is where
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competitors are. >> thinks where the competitors are. >> yes, do you want to take a peak. >> yes it is nice. >> i love coming here with the fair. it add excitement of it. >> that is right, there is a lot of excitement to be had. some of the festivities are already breaking out but you and your family should definitely check out the devon horse show as well as country fair. if you want to find out more forgo to cbs philly.com, it starts tomorrow and goes all the way to june 5th. i want you to know that on wednesday, ladies day, that is where you wear your hat so i want to thank katie, hat by katie for rental, it still has the tags so bring out your hats, ladies but for right now i will join the party. >> they are calling for me. >> it is like a movie. >> running away. >> yes. >> that is funny. >> that hat is winning the day. >> no doubt.
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>> perfect. >> perfect. >> don bell is what going on in sports. >> did the phillies win. >> we have been waiting a few days, today was the day. two days ago phillies lead off man odubel herrera got yanked ultimate embarrassment for a player. pete mackanin benched his best hitter because he didn't run out a ground ball. lack of hustle is a cardinal sin in the world of pete. today odubel didn't have to run bases just a light trot. day baseball phillies trying avoid a sweep in second inning. peter borges steals sent, andres blanco takes home. two to nothing phillies. first philly to steel home since chase utley in 2009. then to the fourth, the guy that didn't hustle a couple days ago, little bat flip because it is gone, three run shot. the phillies score five or more runs for just fifth time this season. eight-five your final score. they play the cubs in wrigley on friday. mark your calendars or
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technologically hip, reminder on your smart phone, eagles will have two training camp practices opened to the public at the link. 10:00 a.m. on july 31st, and 7:00 p.m. august 14th. the sessions are free, and capacity seating. last night, a minor league manager, named joe, double a team for texas rangers was not happy with the call. he did not like the umpires decision. he decided, you know what if you eject me, i will get my money's worth. sliding in the base wasn't enough, oh, no he didn't. >> why not hug it. punt it. he is not done. >> that is an epic melt down. >> that is pretty good. >> she cannot wait, she loves
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minor league melt. >> i can, i am sorry, i do. fun to watch. >> thanks. >> it was great today. >> boy, hot day to day. >> yes. >> feeling like summer. too hot for him. >> keep it in the 07's. >> let's move on to the next weather as we head in the memorial day weekend don't complain bit, we have been complaining about the cold for too long lets take the heat while we have it. let look outside. we have lots of sunshine down the shore, beautiful, you can't complain about a day like this. lots of sunshine temperatures in the 80's. you know it wasn't all that humid. don is complaining because he likes to run 10 miles a day but you can run when humidity is low. next couple days maybe in the so much humidity factor will be rising but great looking day in ocean city. storm scan three looks good as well, clear skies, and watching it from the west. we will be stuck then big ridge of high pressure,
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>> showers and storms, spotty. a slight thely better chance. friday could have haze and fog as well. temperatures still in the upper 80's, and then, this pattern continues on saturday. as this front gets closer, the threat for scattered showers, will, prevalent through the weekend. the saturday, sunday, mainly limited to the afternoon hours, both days you'll get a chance outside, head to the pool in the city or head down the shore, your holiday headlines, friday very warm and humid, the scattered thunderstorm, in the afternoon, sat the day, partly sunny, very warm, still very humid, can't rule out a stray thunderstorm but they are not every where. monday looks cooler with showers and a storm.
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take a look at tonight we are down to 65 degrees, mainly clear and mild, let go down the shore for holiday weekend, it looks good. seventy-eight on saturday. 76 degrees on sunday. monday a better chance for shower or thunderstorm and it will be cooler. in the poconos it is for the holiday 82 for saturday with a stray storm. sunday partly sunny, very warm at 80. good late weather. and monday, cloud, with a shower or thunderstorm. we are in the 80's through the entire, seven day forecast, looks like saturday and sunday your best days to get outside this weekend, we will be
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tonight we are saying good bye to the legendary, walt hunter. we're not only ones. septa tweeted out today
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congratulations to walt hunter on your retirement, it has been a pleasure working with you. in his retirement it is getting national attention. >> let me add our congratulations to walt hunter, one of the great police reporters of his generation, and a real credit to the city of philadelphia. congratulations, walton your retirement from all of us at cbs. >> wow. >> wow. >> makes us all so proud. >> wonderful. >> for decade we know walt has tried to make the world a little better. >> we tracked down a family who wanted to say thank you. we knew who to call when we looked at his desk. >> stroll by walt hunter's desk and you cannot miss it a framed picture of a smiling older man flanged by marine in dressed blues. >> what a wonderful, wonderful guy. >> not the to say walt doesn't remember other stories, but of the thousands of people walt has met in 36 years, at cbs-3 "eyewitness news" he never
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forgot the smiling man in the picture, ken castle, in 2008, ken was dying of cancer his family was arranging his affairs and found a surprise in his military discharge papers. ken earned a purple heart in world war two, he had lost his hearing due to an explosion at battle of iwa jima but ken never received the medal. >> the children called me and said he doesn't have long to live, he was on oxygen, do you think you will be able to do this. >> walt went to visit. >> walt was really upbeat, and he had taken on the mission too. that is what it was to me i was on a mission. i felt like he was on a mission with me. >> you wouldn't mind if we tried to help get you one now would you. >> as long as you don't go to too much trouble. >> that night on cbs-3 walt had a message for ken. >> mr. castle, it noise trouble, in fact, it is an honor. >> president of the you had of america has awarded the purple heart. >> three weeks later, ken had
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his medal. >> he signed it. it wasn't probably three weeks i got a gentle call that he passed away but we got him his purple heart. i got that picture. i got that picture on my desk. i never taken that one down. >> i didn't know that but i do know, to know it sits on his desk means a lot. he made such a big difference for us and we are all so incredibly grateful. >> he has made a big difference in so many lives, our friend, collogue walt hunter. >> what a mission, man. >> ukee, i'm going to miss you guys, so much, i'm going to miss people like our purple heart winner, people who have taught me so many life lessons. hey whatever i have given i have gotten back 10,000 times.
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>> you have given a lot and we are so grateful to call you our friend and collogue and it has been all of our honor and joy to share the air waves with you and there is no other walt hunter, and never will be. >> as the song goes, i have ahead the time of my life, i really have. >> thinks the next phase of your life, what do you plan, you hear the music, you know the cue you are in the done. >> i'm going to do some teaching, talking, train some people how to deal with the media, and can i say it one more time. >> reporting live for the people i love, in the city that i love, for all of the viewers that i love, i'm walt hunter, cbs-3 "eyewitness news". >> give it up. >> love you man, we will miss you. >> take care. >> thanks for being with us tonight. >> we will see you back here at ten and 11:00. >> "cbs evening news" is next, for walt hunter and everyone here at cbs-3, we will see you
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tonight >> rose: a government investigation finds hillary clinton's use of a private e-mail server as secretary of state violated security guidelines. >> the inspector general's report not good. >> rose: also tonight, dozens of tornadoes tear across the plains. >> it almost hit the house. >> rose: cbs news investigates deadly seatback failures. and a six-year-old spelling champ's favorite word. it's something quite atrocious. >> can you spell it for me. >> captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley.

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