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we watched as the president talk about the team and everything was fun. >> this is a team that just keeps giving us these moments, gqj, the chef, and the president showed all types of love for them. our leslie van arsdal is with the team in washington and she joins us live from the white house, leslie. >> you know, this has been a wild ride, for this team, since winning the national championship, two months ago. and then to actually celebrate the win, with the president of the united states, it doesn't get any bigger or better than that. welcome to the white house. i guess it is the blue and white house today because we're giving it up to the 2016 ncaa champion villanova wildcats. >> villanova's visit to the white house two months after wildcats won their first national title in 1985 on a buzzer beater by chris jenkins. what better way to wrap up a victory tore then a send off by command inner chief.
>> today we celebrated a remarkable team that work tirelessly work hard to make coach look good and in terms of his job and not just his wardrobe. his taylor and stylist could make it but we have his basketball players here. >> reporter: presenting the forty-fourth president with what else the number 44 jersey. >> we presented him, not only the jersey but, a picture of him, shooting a jump shot that mirrored chris jenkins jump shot, because we have got a lot of respect for him as a great leader, and a great man, but also that he is a baller too he can play ball. >> reporter: you can add the president, to the list have of people hoff a tough time pronouncing ryan arcidiacono's name. >> and then there is ryan, arcidiacono. now, i just spent through that in casey didn't say that right. >> not every day the president of the united states, miss pronouncing your name. something i will remember the rest of my life. pretty neat experience with the day and white house tour
and everything, just behind him while he is speaking instead of watching it on tv is pretty unique. >> reporter: well, it sure is unique. yes, this may be the last time that the group is together as a team, the memories, of course, will last them a lifetime. reporting from the white house, leslie van arsdal, "eyewitness sports". >> that is definitely true, thanks very much. we have break going news to tell but an elderly man has been found dead inside of a southwest philadelphia home. and police do suspect, foul play. "eyewitness news" reporter trang do is live at 63rd and theodore street with breaking details on this, trang. >> reporter: you can see it is a active scene here with the crime scene unit in front of the victim's house. police are not the releasing the name but he is a 77 year-old man who lives here his entire life. neighbor called 911 around one there 30 monday morning after hearing commotion from the house. fire fighters came out, knocked on the door but saw nothing out of the ordinary. they left without going inside the house.
man's sons called police to do a well-being check on him after he didn't hear from him since friday. the office's arrived at 1:00 p.m. to find the man on the floor of his home with blunt force trauma to the head. detectives believe that the suspect broke in the back of the house, and beat this man, twice over the course of the weekend. >> there are many things, since friday night when he got beat up by kids in the neighborhood. he didn't go to the hospital. and it appears that sunday, early monday morning the kid again broke in the house and assaulted him and injured him and killed him. >> reporter: police say witnesses reported seeing three men leaving the front of the house, locking the door behind them. police are asking anyone with any information to contact them. but we are live from southwest philadelphia, i'm trang do for cbs-3 "eyewitness news". >> okay, thank you. another disturbing discovery in chester county a woman's body is found in the pond tied to a cinder block. chopper three was over the pond in east coventry. body was discover on the surface of the water around 11:00 o'clock this morning.
they say she was already dead when she was placed in the pond. >> no gunshot wounds. no blunt force trauma. no sign of strangulation. in other word there is no obvious signs of what the cause of death was here. >> authorities are hoping that jewelry and tattoos, could unravel the mystery of the victim's identity. well, a long forgotten painting is now at the center of the legal battle. >> a local man is taking on the federal government, to keep the possession of the piece of art that he painstakingly restored. "eyewitness news" reporter alexandria hoff has more on why the government wants this painting. >> i see a weary man, with a suit that doesn't fit but he is just loaded with dignity. >> reporter: with oil, on canvas, 1934 farmer represents the period in which it was painted. america's great depression and through eyes of one man the proud people, who remained resilient. >> it was completely black. it was shredded.
it had holes in it. >> reporter: matthew schwartz is a cherry hill based international fine arts dealer. he said 80 plus year-old piece had been discarded by a museum and wound up at a low end auction where he bought it and realized it was a work by john slaven. >> we spent several weeks restoring the painting to its original condition. >> reporter: he then listed it for sale for $8,500. shortly after posting the paint to go e bay, schwartz was issued a federal summons state ago this this painting was created through a new deal era arts program, a and therefore, claiming that 1934 farmers is property of the u.s. government. according to the summons federally funded art completed during the great depression has simply been on loan to government entities and non-profit but schwartz says if the piece had any prior worth to the government, they never showed it. >> this painting is me. this painting is mine. >> reporter: emotion has been filed in federal court in
camden. the schwartz hopes to set a precedence for other discarded depression era pieces and stories that they tell. >> he may have been unemployed but most importantly, the artists, john slaven, recognized this. >> reporter: schwartz feels that he, alone recognized the work of slaven's 1934 farmer. reporting from camden county, alexandria hoff for cbs-3 "eyewitness news". now news of a big announcement from thomas jefferson university hospital. >> health reporter stephanie stahl joins with us news on what could be ground breaking studies on medical marijuana. >> reporter: this came out today. this new venture is putting together scientific data on medical marijuana which was recently passed in pennsylvania. thomas jefferson university hospital announced the creation of a program that it hopes will help patients, and doctors. >> we're the first health university in the united states to launch a comprehensive academic resource for medical can a
bus, it has been done in canada and other countries as well but it has been staying away from the u.s. we are stepping into that area for the first time. >> reporter: doctor charles pollack is director of the institute of emerging health professions. he said the creation for education and cannabis research toys fill a gap in information available to both patients, and doctors, on medical marijuana. >> the scientific and clinical side, this is a concern that there is all this excitement and interest and all this hope and yet in many areas there is a real lack of what we would can be for typically sound scientific data. >> reporter: governor tom wolf signed pennsylvania's medical marijuana law back in april legalizing its use for 17 different medical ailments. both new jersey and delaware already have laws in place with other states, likely to follow, doctor pollack hopes that jefferson will lead the way, to a better informed medical community. >> we're looking at a best path forward given the now 24 out of the 50 states approved this plus district of columbia
but we think if it is used this broadly it should be used for good evidence basis. >> reporter: doctor pollack says that the center will be holding symposiums and publishing papers by early fall. also it was announce today that the pennsylvania secretary of health, will announce the first phase of temporary regulations for medical marijuana. those details come out tomorrow. lots going on with medical marijuana here in pennsylvania. >> we know you will be following it all. thanks, stephanie. still to come on "eyewitness news" an important announcement from mayor jim kenney in an effort to make philadelphia more inclusive, why today's decision will affect how many days certain students get off from school, kate? and it the is a beautiful afternoon and evening, outside, as temperatures drop and humidity stays low, as well, we have got seasonal weather on the way, and how long will the sun stick around? i'll tell you coming up, don. phillies desperately need a win. how much can ryan howard help the cause. comparing doug pederson's
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well, a new effort is underway to improve the quality of life for old philadelphians. >> rothman center unveiled age friendly initiative to take, official where is joined by mayor jim kenney in west philadelphia rothman center's goal under this new initiative is time prove access to educational programs, fresh food and neighborhood amenities, and for those, 55 years old older, says most in life. mayor kenney is taking action to assure religious and
cultural diversity within philadelphia schools and government. he launched the mayor's task force for cultural inclusion. the mayor was joined by philadelphia school district superintendent william hite and other community leaders there at city hall. hite announced the district is adding two islamic holidays to the calendar. some of the world's top horse riders are taking part in the 120 devon horse show. >> eye witt the necessary news was in the ring this morning as competitors warmed autopsy head of their events. it was also family day with discounts and free guided back barn tours. a stop by the rodney hicks stable turned up world champion horses and ponies. they are known for their fancy foot work. >> it is bread into them. we enhance it with training but it is bread into them. we animate it, is what we call it, and you'll see baby colts, traveling by their mothers in the field picking their feet up and prancing around. >> high stepping. >> love it.
>> very popular, ladies day with the hat contest. devon horse show and country fare runs through sunday. just beautiful. >> yes. >> look at that. >> don is back, we have got to see the national champion, soaking up their glory at the white house. >> yes. >> now we can talk about other things. >> eventually we want to see the eagles there as world champions. >> wouldn't that be nice. >> we could enjoy that. >> transitional period forbidder, right the now. chip kelly set nfl on fire, his offense was fast, unique, dynamic, until it wasn't. eventually nfl defenses got hip to the game and eagles struggled. now they have a new coach and a new system. before chip got fired his play calling became too predictable and eagles learned doug pederson's offense they are noticing a big difference. >> i think there air lot more plays, concepts in right now compared to this time last year. you know, last year it was very repetitive in practice. you would see the same plays and run those plays multiple
times, where as this year we have got a big play book and you might get 1rep of a play, that week and that is it. you really got to learn from what you see on the tape. >> hopefully that is good news. >> on too baseball phillies need a life vest. they have that sinking feeling f they lose tonight their record will drop to 500 for the first time since they had a ten-ten mark. tonight it is game two of the three game series against the nationals. 22-year old aaron nola gets the start, ryan howard is in the line up batting fifth. he had an rbi double against jonathan papelbon. pete mackanin will play him with the match up works best for howard. >> today, you know, he hasn't seen ross but i think he is kind of pitcher that ryan can handle, and tomorrow is a different issue. i think i looked at match up for scherzer and howard is one for 18. perhaps he might not be in the line up tomorrow. i will try to make it as comfortable as i can for him
to get back on track and at the same time accomplish what we want to accomplish with tommy joseph. >> nba finals are set, calves and warriors, begins on thursday, golden state beat oklahoma city in game seven last night, tenth team in nba history to erase a three-one series deficit. step h curry 24 of the 36 points in the second half. big smile. ball is so very hard. they are ridiculous at getting it done. looking to go back to back, are golden state warriors. >> do you like cleveland or warriorsy like warriors. >> it will be, first of all, they are both completely healthy. i cannot wait. it starts thursday once again. >> looking forward to it. >> thanks, don. >> kate joins us with forecast. don has phillies baseball. >> this is like the summer pastime, summer-likening, low humidity, nice and warm. can't get much better then this. >> we have to get a win. >> a win would be a cherry on top, but what a beautiful
afternoon it turned out to be. we hit 88 for a high. warm day but dew points dropping to the 40's and 50's this afternoon it felt a whole lot better, then previous days it felt with the high humidity, even better then this morning. take a look outside we will go outside to bethlehem where sunnies shining brightly. it looks like a great spring evening, mayor has not been so good to us, last week or so of the month has been a little bit better than first part of the month but we're ending on and really bright note, all across the region. we can say fair bell to may and hopefully june will be quieter. storm scan three shows clearing skies, and nothing happening, at the moment across portions of mainly our entire viewing area we did have a shower or thunderstorm popping up over sussex county, delaware, that has drifted, into right around salisbury maryland where it does lightening and thunderer associated with and a few pop up showers are just off to the south, and you can feel that circulation there what was once bonnie. a few showers popping up, could there been a shower that creeps in here tomorrow
afternoon off to the south? there could be. the most of it is dry through the day and should stay dry until this next front arrives, late thursday into friday, so cloud, may increase thursday, and best chance for showers and thunderstorms this week comes on friday but if you do see a pop up shower tomorrow from the city on south, don't be shocked to see it after a sunny start. 86 degrees in philadelphia 80 in millville and wildwood. eighty-five in allentown. feels great outside. dew points from the city on north and west, in the 40's and lower 50's. it the is still humid down the shore. hume mid delaware as well but you can see that drop in humidity meaning it feels like the awesome range. we will go from dew points in the 60's and 70's tomorrow to a dew point around 50 this afternoon. that makes a difference this time of the year. tomorrow is another nice day, mostly sunny, highs in the lower 80's. cooler then today. some spots may not make it past 70's. thursday same story. here comes the front on friday bringing in a right need chance for showers and storms. down the shore this week not a bad forecast there, wednesday
or thursday, especially lower 70's with sunshine both days. but friday brings us a better chance for an afternoon storm. outside overnight mainly clear, 65, tomorrow mostly sunny, nice day, and high of 82 for your wednesday, and you're witness weather seven day forecast keeps it nice on thursday, and showers and a storm on friday, and over weekend saturday is your better day to get outside. i think sat the day will be a dry day. high near 80. sunday brings a chance for shower or thunderstorm and that could last into monday as well. >> that still looks good. >> temperature wise, it is seasonal. >> thanks, kate. >> and still to come on "eyewitness news". >> the summer heat is rolling in, see where in washington square everyone is loving this sweet treat coming up next.
>> this was all part of the school's annual container design project, 40 advanced placement calculus and stats sticks students worked with teams to come up with the best ideas, past projects included a container design to transport a downer heart and creation of the device perfectly pops popcorn. it is judged by professional engineers and educators and winners walked away with prize money. >> yes, advanced placement. >> cool, i know, wow. >> "cbs evening news" is just minutes away. >> scott pelley joins us now with a look ahead, scott. >> hi ukee and jessica, great to be with you in philadelphia here's "cbs evening news". >> you're a sleeze. >> donald trump lashes out the at media addressing his donations to veterans. we are fact checking the war of word. plus who is responsible, national outrage, prompt authorities to investigate the gorilla killing in senate the eye's zoo. and a original reporting, gets an updated look, right here, just ahead, on the "cbs
of the pick your scoops but here they are actually rolling a brand new trend, out and social media is picking it up like that get ready for your news feeds to blow up, take a look at sweet charlie. hot day in the city and is there one place where ice cream lovers are getting cool. sweet charlie, it is a social media frenzy, from getting coolest shots to roll roll out on your news feed. >> can i take a selfie with your ice cream. >> and place to get a sweet fix, mixed, frozen. >> yes. >> rolled. >> and sprinkled before your eyes. >> you don't normally watch people make their ice cream right in front of you? this rolled ice cream shop named after their sweet family doggies being ran by brothers kyle and jacob, from cherry hill, this was a sweet surprise. >> how old are you guys. >> i'm 21 and he is 19.
>> wait. >> we just know when it snows, like this is first real, venture for us. >> reporter: it is first for rolled ice cream in philadelphia. >> it actually started on the streets of tie land like street vendors this is how they make icing over there and we saw it in you tube video, and it got millions of views. we saw it, here in the u.s. >> pick your flavors, even less toppings, and pick a cup. >> get to know the glaze doughnuts, and they are shaped and looked like a hot dog bun and then we roll a large 6-inch roll instead of the 3-inch rolls we put in the cup and that gets laid in the doughnut just like a hot dog bun. >> okay. that would be this right here, and, take a look, it is dripping down but this is oreo ice cream, rolled in a doughnut. are you kidding me? very quickly, it is amazing.
now we have a lot of sweet stuff to come like tomorrow, that is right, torey down the shore, that is five and 6:00 i will be in atlantic city and lets just say they are breaking out metal detecter and i will put to it work. talk about a sweetening tomorrow, hopefully i can make out, with another surprise. i'm thinking maybe gold watch or something like that, but we will see. >> in the meantime you have to check out sweet charlie's in washington square, it is awesome. >> it looks amazing. >> jessica had two word for that. >> oh, my. >> we will get you cleaned up there. >> thanks, torey. >> thank you for watching "eyewitness news" at 6:00 we are back at ten on our sister station cw philly and back here on cbs-3 at the 11:00. up next, "cbs evening news". next up what is behind increase in shark incidents, carter evans went fishing for answers, see what he found, from new york here now is scott pelley, take care family, we will see you tonight.
>> pelley: if it's tuesday, it's beat the press. >> i've watched on television. you're a real beauty. you're a sleaze because you know the facts and you know the facts well. >> pelley: also tonight -- >> reporter: obviously there was a street here. >> yes, sir. >> reporter: now it's covered in feet of water. >> pelley: texas floodwaters reach historic highs. horses take ref iej on porchs. the death of a beloved gorilla. is anyone at fault? police open an investigation. and the children of gun violence. >> when i was nine, i saw my father die. >> pelley: talking their way through the the pain. >> reporter: kids learn how to compose narratives that turn their harrowing personal experiences into recorded