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right now at 11:00, weeks of speculation. now confirmed. music legend prince died of an accidental overdose of a painkiller. the opioid crisis hittin hittine nation hard. how leaders in our region are taking a new approach in the war against addiction. and u.s. fighter jet crashes after an aerial performance how the pilot escaped unharmed and what he did just moments after the crash happened. but first tonight arc woman
found dead in a chester county pond is identified as a pre kindergarten teacher. the strong message authorities have for her killer tonight. 24 year old's body was discovered on memorial day. good evening everyone, i'm jessica dean. >> i'm ukee washington. "eyewitness news" reporter david spunt has more tonight on why authorities still need the public's help in order to solve this case. >> reporter: ryan benjamin lived in pottstown but spent lost time right here on the streets of west chester with friends. the local da here in chester county is furious and he has strong words for the person he believed dumped her body in the creek. ryan benjamin was just 24 years old. authorities found her body in a shallow creek on memorial day tied to a cinder block. >> someone out there right now who knows exactly what he did. he tied a cinder block to young woman's leg and dumped her into a pond. the 24-year-old died before she was dumb in the water in east coventry township it took
authorities a few days to make a positive identification. >> it's a shock that we would find her body tied to a cinder block in a pond. >> reporter: hogan stopped short of calling what happened a murder but says somebody knows something. "eyewitness news" has learned the 24-year-old pre k teacher spent time in west chester with friends. those who live here say the details in this case are shocking. >> i think it's awful. you know, we're not used to that kind of, um, crime here. you know, i don't worry about safety so much. i teach 24-year-olds. so i don't know, it's terrible. >> reporter: ryan ben gentleman in sin from rochester new york where she has family. now the investigation continues. how did ryan benjamin die? why and who is responsible? >> he knows that we're coming for him. every minute that goes by, he looks worse. he looks more guilty. best thing for him to do right now is to come forward, come to authorities and tell us what happened. because right now, everything is
pointing at him. >> reporter: da tom hogan said he and himself times. i asked if they have a specific person in mind. he told me he didn't want to get into those details but signs are pointing in a certain direction. if you have any information authorities want to hear from you. remember, you don't have to give your name. just call police. reporting in west chester, david spunt cbs3 "eyewitness news". we now know legendary super star prince died of a overdose of tent knoll. a newly releas released autopsyt reveal the singer administered the drug himself. he was found unresponsive on april 21st. prescription drugs were found in his home. investigators are trying to determine if a doctor was prescribing them to prince in the weeks before his death. now pennsylvania opening up a new front in the war against opioid addiction. lawmakers and law enforcement philadelphia to harrisburg say it's time to take more action to
safe lives. natasha brown is in center city with what is being done. natasha? >> reporter: we can tell you tonight, ukee, a prescription drug drop off box was recently added here to the sixth police district in center city philadelphia. this as city and state officials try to tackle the rising opioid addiction crisis. these blue boxes could end up saving lives. that's why you'll see more and more of them popping up in philadelphia police districts. >> this saves lives. for every pill that we get out of the home -- >> district attorney seth william is expanding office's prescription drug drop off program that began in january. they've already collected more than 200 pounds of unwanted or unneeded prescription drugs. now you can find the med return boxes in 13 police districts around the city. the locations allow anyone to safely and anonymously dispose of unwanted prescription drugs
no questions asked. >> we want people to get the medicines out of their home. they don't fall into the wrong hands. children maybe think it's candy. teenagers might think it's something to take to a party. and maybe just the wrong people just become addicted to the painkillers. >> reporter: physical has staggeringly high overdose rates. the highest in the state. many linked to prescription opioids. in 2014, there were 650 overdose deaths in the city of those approximately half had prescription drugs or heroin in their system. governor wolf was in philadelphia on thursday announcing the request for millions of dollars to address the rising opioid addiction crisis throughout the state. >> we don't have enough treatment centers. so in my last budget that i presented in february, i called on the legislature to appropriate 34 -- over $34 million. >> governor wolf says the money would help to fund 50 outer loop treatment centers across the state and serve 11,000 people
year. well state legislators are trying to tackle this crisis from a much broader perspective. meantime here in the city of philadelphia, the district attorney tells us that the goal ultimate system to to have the med return boxes in every police district in the city all 26 of them. we're live in center city philadelphia tonight, natasha brown cbs3 "eyewitness news". >> natasha today we learn the rise in opie i don't do related deaths is pushing local moorings to capacity. gloucester county medical examiner says gloucester salem and camden counties have seen 79 drug deaths this year almost all caused by heroin. gloucester county has purchased a new refrigerated storage unit to help with overcrowding it can hold an additional 55 bodies. three soldiers are dead and six are missing after an army truck overturned in a rain swollen creek at fort hood in central texas. the accident happened around 11:30 this morning. three bodies were recovered from
the flood waters and the search continues tonight for six missing soldiers. three soldiers are in the hospital in stable condition wolf deadly crashes today involving the military's elite fighter jet performance teams. abelian gels fa18 crashed in smyrna, tennessee near nashville killing the pilot. marine captain jeff cook joined the lou angels back in 2014 it happened shortly after take off as the blue angels were practicing for a weekend air show. meantime the pilot of an air force thunderbirds jet safely ejected from his jet before it crashed today in colorado. moments earlier the pilot was flying the jet over a crowd watching president obama's commencement address to cadets at the air foss academy. after the accident the pilot major alex turner met the president on the tarmac at a nearby air base. police in los angeles releasing disturbing new information about the gunman who carried out a murder suicide in ucla. investigators say they found a
kill list belonging to ucla shooting suspect. it led them to home in minneso minnesota. inside police found the body of ashley hasty she married the suspect five years ago. police say 2ucla professors also on the hit list. >> he was only able to locate one. the second faculty member was off campus according to the information we have at the time that he arrive. >> he lived in minnesota. the former doctoral student drove the to u ucla and killed a professor before taking his own life. he believed the professor stole his property. >> that van belonged to the victim 78-year-old joseph daily. officers found it unoccupied at griscom and oxford today. daily was beaten and strangled inside his theodore street home tuesday. police believe the suspects are kids who had previously targeted
the victim friday night. the camden county animal shelter is trying to find homes for three dogs that were rescued from a dog meat farm in south korea. the dogs are joey, liberty and tisha. for several years now the humane society international has been trying to shut down the dog meat market in southeast asia. they say the dogs are kept in demore rabble conditions and tortured. a recall toll night in support of philadelphia's proposed soda tax. "eyewitness news" at chew rec center in washington avenue. the 3-cents per ounce tax could fund universal pre k. opponents say it will cost jobs and target low income people who can least afford it. now a campaign 2016. hillary clinton goes on the attack ahead of tuesday's primaries in new jersey and california. the democratic frontrunner rips drum many's positions on foreign policy. the former secretary of state touted her foreign policy experience in san diego today. she unveiled one of her major general election attacks on the
presumptive republican nominee. clinton said trump is unprepared to be president and his foreign policy ideas are dangerous to the us. >> he is temperamentally unfit to hold an office that requires knowledge, stability and immense responsibility. >> i watched hillary's thing today was which was hard and crook hillary said donald trump his finger on the but top. i'm the one that didn't go into iraq, folks, and she's the one that stupidly rave her handing to into iraq and destabilize the entire middle east. >> donald trump made his response in san jose today. in modesto, bernie sanders discussed the need to combat climate change. you think you know what your own voice sounds like until you hear a recording of it. >> some of of us don't always like what we hear. why does our voice sound so different on question, good question. nicole brewer heads to an audio expert to find out why. >> it's a timely reminder for
museum visitors. do not touch. see what happens after a man knocks a rare clock off the wall. lauren? >> it was a pleasant day today but showers are on the way. i'll let you know when the rain arrives and which day of the weekend will be stormy. that's coming up in your eyewitness forecast and that's next. also, meet the family behind three generations of one of philly's coolest treats. tate with tori goes to john's water ice. find out their most popular flavor and the president who ordered it.
♪ the national constitution center names congressman john lewis as this year's recipient of the liberty medal. congressman lewis is one of the last surviving leaders of the 1960s civil rights movement. he currently represents georgia's fifth district and the award will honor him for his dedication to civil rights and the constitution. ceremony will take place september 19th. we all think we know what our voices sound like but then we hear a recording of ourselves and everything changes. everything. >> everything. >> why do we sound so different on tape? it's a good question. nicole brewer went in search of the answer. i feel hike so many people have this complaint. >> right. >> a lot of us just get tollly freak out by the sound of our open voices. it's kind of weird. but is it really what we sound like? steven wants to know. he wrote in to ask, why does our voice sound so different on tape? it's a good question, steven. how does an answer sound?
>> ♪ >> have you ever recorded your voice like maybe a voicemail or something? >> yes. >> you think you sound like yourself. >> no not really. >> my voice is much raspy eighty three when i actually hear it on tape. >> i sound like my mother. >> most people don't like the sound of your own voice on may back. >> that's so cool. >> raspiness. >> i hate to hear my own voice. >> why does our voice sound different to us on tape. >> because our ears haven't adapted. >> maybe little voice in our head. >> echo maybe. i don't know. >> that's a good question. >> why do our voices sound so different to us? >> it has to do with different sound sources. >> paul is sift tan professor at the community college of philadelphia teaching sound recording and music technology. >> when we hear ourselves talk we hear the vocal cords vibrating our bone structure in our head. >> makes sense. >> how does the bone conduct the
sound change what we hear? >> it actual lowers the pitch. >> my voice is okay. >> the sound isn't come through your head you lose that low frequency vibration. does it stunned higher in pitch than you thought would it? >> way higher. i we shall my voice sounded like that -- to everyone what i hear. >> you're not alone. so it turns out we really do sound like that higher in pitch and a bit more shrill. >> i can tell you when i first started in the business, i used to hate to hear my voice being edited in booth. because it was like nails on a chalk board to. is that really what oy sound like and the answer is yes. >> what are you trying to say? >> at least we're all aware of it we can talk a little lower. >> lower the pitch. >> got to white going on. >> what's your good question. you can log on to cbsphilly.co cbsphilly.com/good question to let us know. tweet it to us using cbs3 good
question. nicole will be here every night with the answer on oy witness news at 11:00. we can't wait to hear your good question. caught on camera tourists who ignored the do not touch sign. you can see them messing with the clock on the wall at the national watch and clock museum in columbia, pennsylvania. it eventually fell off the wall. the visitors tried to pitt back up but that didn't work. so they just left it on the floor. the clock will be repaired authorities are not considering criminal charges. >> remember nicole talking about blushing. >> there you go. >> south philly favorite for more than seven decades and a philly tradition for one family. >> vittoria woodill has the scoop on john's water ice in tonight's taste with tori. >> ♪ >> reporter: what do you get when you mix fruit and sugar and water together?
>> the taste of summer. >> that summertime taste is already here at john's water ice three generations of have work this stand at seventh and christian streets. >> hi. >> rose may be the fourth generation proud poppa anthony is running the cool place. >> i started at eight years old cutting hell mons and counting pretzel. >> what does it mean to you to see this legacy your grandfather continue on. i think it's great. i love the tradition of it. >> john car dual low started the tradition in 1945 with a year round plan. >> he did home heating in the ice. >> water ice in the summer. >> we had four basic flavors. >> that's a brain freeze coming on. >> most popular flavor is endorsed by president obama during 2011 philly visit. >> he got lemon. >> when you're getting the presidential stamp of approval, that's pretty good thing. >> it is. >> kind of warm out today. i'll celebrating.
>> some people use these instead of the spoons. >> pretzel rods the way water ice was served back in the day. good i love this already. >> for siena rose who needs a spoon or pretzel rod. >> that's my girl. >> a chip off the other water ice block. vittoria woodill cbs3 "eyewitness news". >> perfect day for that. >> every day perfect day for water ice. >> that's true. >> water ice delicious. beautiful day, sunshine, some clouds we finally got a break in the humidity. kind of steamy week so far but the humidity is going to ramp back up as we head into the day tomorrow. and for the upcoming weekend as well. moisture already star its starting to move back in and we can see evidence of that as we get live look at center city philadelphia. some low clouds, some fog starting to move in. obscuring our view of the skyline right now. temperature 68 degrees very mild at this late hour and winds out of the southeast right now. temperatures a little bit more consistent than where we were at
earlier in the day. sea breeze going down the shore temperatures right now in the middle 60s. still very mild in berks county. 73 degrees. and reading and along the i-95 corridor generally in the 60s and checking in on our live neighborhood network. temperatures again in the 60s. but little bit cooler down the shore. 63 degrees with that easterly component to the wind flow sea breeze driving on shore keeping temperatures cooler. cinnaminson reporting right now at 69 degrees. also evidenced by that moisture returning to our atmosphere, fog settling in. visible down to less than a mile in ac. 5 miles in wildwood and in dover visible down to about 4 miles and see areas of fog in the city as well. reducing our visibility at times overnight with some showers developing late. mild night at 65 degrees. then for tomorrow, high temperatures right around average. 79 is our average. we'll have showers in the morning. some breaks of sunshine as we head into the afternoon. but we can see some hit or miss thunderstorms developing as we head into the afternoon hours. now it's not going to be wash
out it's not going to be all day long. but have that umbrella on stand by. future weather showing us as we head past midnight showers developing area of precipitation developing as we head into the four, five, 6am hour. showers around. could even contend with a few spotty showers for your friday morning commute and best chance of heavier rainfall will be north and west of the city. as we move towards 11:00 o'clock seeing little bit of breaks in the cloud deck could see a few spotty showers around so again going to be hit or miss shower and storm activity through the day tomorrow. storm scan3 showing us quiet conditions for right now but that cloud deck increasing over the last several hours. area of precipitation still back towards harrisburg but moving eastbound and it will start to push in west of the city as we head into the next couple of hours. we have a slow-moving cold front so most of the precipitation is still up wind. the cold front will move in and stall out for the day tomorrow what's not stalled is bonnie.
yes, it is back. it has re-emerge flood a tropical depression regaining tropical characteristics sitting off the north carolina coast right now but it will continue to move off to the east. possibly restrengthening but not going to pose a problem for the east coast or for us here in the delaware valley so that is good news. but for tomorrow, you might need that umbrella. scattered showers in the morning little break as we head into midday mainly dry conditions. more humid and then a few hit or miss storms in the afternoon hours. high temperatures right around 80 degrees. cooler tomorrow down the shore with high temperatures held back into the 70s think sea breeze getting going once begun and for the up coming weekend it will be steam mow one. we're warmer on saturday. 84 degrees. mainly dry conditions under a mix of sun and clouds and then that rain chance will start to return as we head late into saturday night and sunday could be little bit of a doozy a stormy day there with storms looking likely especially into the afternoon hours and evening hours as well we could see a few stronger storms before quiting
down as we head into next week. >> be aware of the doozy. >> don joins us now with what's coming up next in sports. >> sorry i was late to turn on my mike. my bad. >> it's all good now. good can you hear me now. >> eagles swing for the fences much the phillies every swinging and missing and the sixers will be swinging a trade
>> nba draft is 21 days away. rumors for the sekoses between now and then. latest one has nerlins noel on the move. he can go to atlanta in exchange for jesse. flirting with a trade during the deadline this past season and now you have this latest roar. the phillies taking on the brewers trying to avoid a seven game losing streak. i asked the manager if it was
time to go with the big rah-rah speech to get the guys fired up. no, he'll talk to the players individually as he always does and give the team a few more games before he considers. game one of the four game series against milwaukee. the phillies down one to nothing and the brewers going deep off jared i can off two to nothing brew crew. but to the many inning. franco giving back to the blee cheer creatures at left field a solo shot. the phils trail two-one. to the ninth, gomez trying to keep it really a one run game. jonathan yard going yard. the phillies seven straight losses. they lose this one, four-one your final score. before today's doug pederson and the eagles stopping by trying to get the batting practice in. a group of eagles enjoying the competition. pete mackanin talked about their
special visit. >> i didn't go out there to watch them hit and i told him when he got in here, i should have gone out there, but i was afraid i'd see a couple of your players hit the ball out of the ballpark and i might get interested. i got to watch little bit of that. that was fun. they should stick to paying football. (laughter). >> burn. the winner of the phillies hitting competition tight end zach ertz who looked like he knew what he was doing in that cage right there. nice break away for the ota's which continue tomorrow. >> look a that swing. >> that's pretty decent. >> after touchdown reception this year i can see him doing one of those. >> all the way through. >> the stars making a stop in philly to help bring out your
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