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s twice, first to support background checks, and now to stop gun sales to suspects on the terror watch list. no wonder pennsylvania cops endorse pat toomey as best to protect our families. independence usa pac is responsible for the content of this advertising. live from the cbs broadcast center in philadelphia. this is cbs-3 "eyewitness news". scattered storms are moving through the area, "eyewitness news" cameras catching the rain here in spring garden. but don't count on any relief from the oppressive heat and humidity. >> good afternoon, i'm joe holden in for jim donovan. >> i'm brooke thomas. excessive heat warning has just gone into effect for ourer. >> meteorologist, katie fehlinger in the weather center tracking storms as we begin a stretch of dangerous
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heat, hey, katie. >> guys, if it seemed bad out there, you just said it, he zest i have heat warning went into effect, it will be in effect for couple of days, not just couple of hours, actually turn our focus quickly here to storm scan3 yes, those storm rumbled through quickly thankfully, but led to flashing into i across portions of the kelly drive. do still have wet weather to track a toss portions of ocean county. all moving along relatively quickly. a look at the heat warning, counties in the hot pink. you'll feel that heat today. up and down i95, where you will find it, and all of the counties that flank it from new castle county up to mercer. here's how it currently feels. brutal stuff, feeling like the century mark in millville, atlantic city, feeling like 108 currently dover, that's rough stuff. even reading feels like 100 degrees. so it is only going to feel a little hotter than this, as the day progresses, we expect to hit these values on the thermometer, but you will have to do a little arithmetic in your head when you look at the
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thermometer, i say tack on general 10 degrees, that's thousand will feel, and we may not be out of the woods with the storms just yet. could be few more that pop up as the day goes on, we will track more of that down the road. and we'll have all of the details for you as we look ahead to the full forecast later in the show, joe. >> we begin this noon with frightening story in maryland. fire officials say several people are still missing after an explosion overnight at apartment complex. thirty people including three firefighters were hurt. core upon dent adam live in silver spring maryland, adam, good afternoon. >> reporter: good afternoon, joe, just update from fire officials you now confirm two people are dead, they found those bodies inside the rubble. there are others still unaccounted for, this was a huge explosion, massive blast, one person who lives across the street told me it sounded like an earthquake, this is a very sturdy brick building, and the side of it has been completely wiped away. the massive explosion and fire
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lit up the night sky in silver spring. the blast, so powerful, firefighters, a mile away, could feel it. >> i was sleeping. and i heard a boom. and then woke up, there is a fire. so the whole apartment shook. >> the explosion happened shortly before midnight. causing part of the building to collapse. and sending debris across the street. >> people trapped. >> emergency crews use ladders to pull resident out of windows on the upper floors. neighbors had gun rescuing people before firefighters arrived. rescue dogs search for several missing victims. >> dozens of people were taken to the hospital. their injuries range from minor to serious. none are considered life threatening. >> those are lacerations, smoke inhalation, burns, and orthopedic injuries. >> reporter: crews worked through the morning to put out the flames. fire officials say there are natural gas furnaces and stoves in each of the units. but they don't know yet what
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caused the blast. and those rescue operations are still underway right now. in fact, we just saw a search dog walking around part of the rubble back thereon top of that there is also the investigation, federal officials are teaming up with local officials here in maryland still trying to determine a cause. brooke, back to you. >> thanks, adam. philadelphia district attorney, seth williams, appoint defense attorney derek alshabaz as the next deputy for investigations. >> it is an honor to serve the people of the city, the city that accepted me from brooklyn, new york, the city where i actually grinds dollars my teeth as an assistant district attorney. >> shabaz will take over for george d mosey, junior, as first assistant district attorney when mosey retires at the end of the year. >> perjury obstruction trial of pennsylvania attorney general kathleen kane. this is new video of her
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arriving at the courthouse in norristown this morning. kane's former boyfriend, turned top deputy, adrian king, also returned to the witness stand for cross-examination. king says he helped deliver an envelope to political consult than the eventually reached a newspaper. but he testified he didn't know it contained secret document. police officers patrolling in a north philadelphia neighborhood hear gunshots then find a man fatally wounded on the street. while they tended to the victim responding officer catch up with another man seen running away. "eyewitness news" reporter justin finch, picks up the story. >> reporter: stack of crime scene tape, grimmie mind err of the now deadly ambush at this crossroads, one signalled by the crack of gunfire, on the 2900 block of germantown avenue, about 10:00 p.m. wednesday. and turns out, pet troll -- patrolling officers were within ear shop. >> did excellent job being within the area, responding to the scene quickly.
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>> second after they heard the gunshots, they had to act quickly. they have a man lying in the street shot at least twice, and a second man running with a gun left on cambria. at two of the corners, police found surveillance cameras, whose video may help shed more light on their investigation. >> philadelphia housing authority office building at the intersection of germantown and cambria, has numerous exterior cameras. across the street, there is a pharmacy, it also has numerous cameras. >> police got the victim, 46 year old jorge lopez, to temple hospital where he was pronounced dead. in the foot race, to nab the suspect, a 23 year old man, police say he tossed a gun into nearby bushes. investigators found it, though, note that it is a revolver. >> revolvers don't eject shell casings, which is consistent with the crime scene. so there is a very good possibility that was the weapon used at this homicide. >> pair of car keys and cell phone were found by the victim's bloody body.
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homicide detectives later questioned the suspect as they work to uncover the motive behind the killing. justin finch, cbs-3, "eyewitness news". >> thanks, justin, new pole out today shows tight race for the senate in the state of pennsylvania. democratic senate challenger katie, and pat toomey, are in a race that's too close to call. mcginty leads the quinnipiac pole, pat toomey, 47% to 44%, margin of error 3.4% makes it about even right now. quinnipiac pole 815 likely pennsylvania voters over land lines and cell phones between july 30th, and august 7th. this is the first survey of likely voters in this election cycle. meanwhile, democratic presidential nominee, hillary clinton, and republican presidential nominee, donald trump, are dealing with recurring issues. for trump it is his seemingly off the cuff remarks, and for
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clinton it is emails and questions about her honesty, craig boswell shows us both issues are front and center today. >> isis is honoring president obama. >> reporter: donald trump trying to shift the focus back to national security, he says the president's policies created a vacuum that allowed isis to grow. >> he founded isis and i would say the co-founder would be crooked hillary clinton. >> the move attempt tore trump to back gang on track after controversial remarks suggesting second amendment advocates could take gun control matters into their own hands. trump said he was talking about rallying voters. his opponents say it was inciting. >> words matter, my friends, and if you are running to be prep, or you are president of the united states, words can have tremendous consequences. >> hillary clinton will try to shift the focus to the economy
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at a speech in michigan, where she will layout a point-by-point contrast between her plan and trump. >> i am proposing an across the board income tax reduction. >> we will make the wealthy pay their fair share in taxes for a change. >> clinton is dealing with newly-released emails from her time as secretary of state. one of the emails is from a clinton foundation official, sent to hillary clinton's state department aids on behalf of a job seeker. the clinton campaign says the job seeker was a former staffer for the clinton's, and had nothing to do with the foundation. craig boswell, for cbs-3, "eyewitness news". coming up on cbs-3 "eyewitness news". >> we're getting word this noon about another word of store closings for macy's department store. we'll tell you if it affect any customers locally. >> medals keep on rolling in for the us. highlight of great performances just
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and spent eleven months in a pow vcamp.m what donald trump said about our members of the military being captured is a disgrace. he's a war hero because he was captured. i like people that weren't captured. when you fly over enemy territory, the odds might be against you being able to come home. donald trump doesn't understand the weight of sending americans into harm's way. he's unfit to be president. priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising.
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donald trump: i could stand in the middle of 5th avenue i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message. and shoot somebody and i wouldn't lose any voters, okay? and you can tell them to go f--- themselves! you know, you could see there was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever... you gotta see this guy. ahh, i don't know what i said, ahh. "i don't remember." he's going like "i don't remember!"
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>> welcome back, this surveillance video from the point save supermarket on point breeze avenue on august 3rd, at about 1:40 until the morning, police say two men, broke a hole in the wall, and tried to open the store's atm. when they couldn't do that, they grabbed what they could. the men got away with ups packages, cigarettes, cash. if you recognize anything about the two suspect, call police right away. >> macy's is still struggling to get people to buy clothes in the stores. so, the company plans to close another 100 locations next
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year. this is the macy's on market street in center city of the department store chain hasn't said which stores will shut down or if store workers will lose their jobs. macy's reps say increased competition from other retailers like h and m and tj max are to blame for its slumping sales. one bright spot, though, macy's is still the nation's top on line clothing retailer. >> americans snagged nor gold medal glory last night at the rio olympics, including swimming phenom from maryland added another prize to her collection. correspondent ben tracey has the highlight. >> katie ledecky did it again. the 19 year old is making it look easy, four finals, four medals, three of them gold. this time, anchoring the four by 200 freestyle relay. but, tonight there is a show-down in the pool when
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friends and rivals michael phelps and ryan lochte go head-to-head in the 200 medically. >> but it was the american women who added the team usa's gold medal wednesday, including 43 year old kristin armstrong, who defended her 2012 london title in the individual cycling time trial despite some very wet roads in rio. >> the us men's water polo team, knocked off the french swimming in watt their turned green because after chemical i imbalance in the pool. >> for american divers, sam door man, michael hixon, the only color or their mind was gold. but they were out dueled by the british and fell for silver. golf letters tee-off at the olympic golf course in rio, first time golf is back in the olympics in more than 100 years, but the top four golfers in the world won't be here, they're staying home, saying, they have fears of the zika virus. ben tracey, cbs news, rio de
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janeiro. >> still ahead: vehicle swerving down the street. but right here, could the driver be texting or even impaired? no, but the reason may surprise you. the story is next, katy? >> and brooke, well, the heat is big story certainly, and it is so hot and when you factor in the humidity, that would coin it as dangerous slow, how long will the stretch lands this time? the answer coming up.
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the birds take flight for pre sees son game one. buccaneers in town for a 7:00 p.m. kick off. tonight the fans first chance to see carson went in gamings. he is expected to play in the second half. the eagles are also making some concessions for the heat. actually allowing fans to bring one factory sealed water bottle, 16 ounces or smaller, into the link. >> i mean, it will be hot. >> it is, i think that's great that they're allowing this, yes, you really do need to stay hydrate philadelphia you're out in this. even by the time kick off is happening, it is still brutal. actually i'll have that forecast for you here, but just hot, what else can we say, so steamy outside. although, there are ways that people are trying to beat the heat, and one of those of course includes headed down to the shore. not the most busy beach that we've ever seen certainly, but margate typically tends to be one of the lighter beaches that people head to. still beautiful outside, but i bet that sand is awfully hot for the lifeguards. regardless, what we are
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finding more sun than anything right now, i know we had couple of the heavier showers or storms that rolled through earlier. not doing much to help cool you down. currently outside whitfield elementary school, looks like kids are hanging out under the pavilion, but 909 degrees here in west lawn, just next-door to reading. regardless when you talk about vehicles specially direct sunlight on the pavement like this, you really need to be careful. than is a really good reminder. remember your car can turn into a variable oven in matter of minute. at the temperature of 75, it only takes ten minutes, in the sunshine, for it to feel like it is 94 degrees, for that outside temperature in your car. only half hour for it to shoot up into the triple digits. and right now, we're into the mid and upper 80s, so already in your car, if it has been parked outside of your offers now for couple of hours, feeling like it is flirting with 120 degrees in some instances, if not worse. so, that said, be careful about this. never, ever leave your pet,
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leave your kids in the car, even to run an errand for couple of minutes. just too dangerous. in fact, that car temperature could increase 40 degrees, over the course of an hour. and 80% of that actually happens within the first half hour. bottom line: you need to be careful. as we take another look here at storm scan3, we have obviously seen showers earlier on. i want to show you, see how things bubble up here off to the west, that's what we have to face later today. more of the showers, thunderstorms, scattered in nature granted but could drench us much like the first rounds did earlier this morning. so keep keep that in mind. could affect the evening drive. it will be scattered. not everyone gets hit. this cold front back here, that's what got across for us to break this, even though it looks like close by it, will take couple of days. very quickly turning the focus to the tropics. not much happening out there, may look little active, but not really any kind of real tropical formation we're expecting, but since, noah issued update to the atlantic base forecast now calling for 12-17 named storms for this season, in the atlantic,
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two-four of those storms likely to become major hurricanes, in other words, category three or greater. so, right now, not concerned about any tropical activity, but it is a news update to bring to you. other thing to bring to you, of course, our bird's forecast for tonight. i'm hearing they might bewaring white jerseys, which would be prudent, since it will be so hot, but hopefully those are made out of waking material. 86 degrees, temperature at kick off. again headed to the game, bring along the bottle of water. why not? it will do you good there. keep it in the 90s through sunday, heat index values just add 10 degrees, any time you see thermometer, that's how it will feel, finally break this pattern, though, by oh, next mid-week. >> take it easy out there and you'll do just fine, because of the extreme heat, philadelphia corporation for aging heat line has been activated so if you need help beating the heat call them (215)765-9040 that's between now and midnight starting today, and will last us through saturday. so, give them a call.
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and also check on your kids, check on elderly, take care of the pets. >> sounds like the yard work has to be push off. >> i will give you the excuse to push it off. >> ill write you all excuse note if you need them. >> that's fine. hey, thank you. >> your welcome. >> well, driver turns a canadian neighborhood in ooh virtual reality obstacle course. >> all caught on video by police helicopter. officers watched from the sky, they swerved every few blocks, happened in the middle of the night. patrol car finally caught up with the driver and found out he was playing pokemon go from behind the wheel. >> oh, no. >> the driver was given a stern warning on the dangers of distracted driving. but allowed to go on his way. >> that's tough to hear. >> wow. >> and at night, too, at night, looking for pokemon. >> don't go there. >> all right, cbs-3
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"eyewitness news" coming right back.
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>> welcome back, coming un later today on "eyewitness news" at 5:00 dangerous debris, startling new report details accidents caused by road debris. the worse offenders, and how you can avoid danger at 5:00. >> and finally nothing like a fun ballgame and some great ballpark food, right? >> never forget to take things one thing at a time. now, check this out here. foul ball coming into the stands last night, in
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pittsburgh, and a guy just back from the snack stand goes for it, tries to hang onto his nachos and chilly and his beer, and he get it all right in the face. >> awe. >> and on his shirt, and pretty much everywhere else, and a rough break. he didn't even get the ball. >> what? >> he gets an error on the play. >> awe. >> you spent a lot of time in pit burying. >> a great place. >> beloved name for those folks. >> ya. >> that's "eyewitness news" at noon, i'm joe holden. >> i'm brooke thomas. thank you for joining us today. >> i'm kate kay fehlinger. "eyewitness news" continuing at 5:00. "eyewitness news" continues on line at >> the yup is neck. have a great day.
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and spent eleven months in a pow vcamp.m what donald trump said about our members of the military being captured is a disgrace. he's a war hero because he was captured. i like people that weren't captured. when you fly over enemy territory, the odds might be against you being able to come home. donald trump doesn't understand the weight of sending americans into harm's way. he's unfit to be president. priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising.
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for senate, a clear difference. katie mcginty: for background checks, for banning assault weapons, and banning high-capacity ammunition clips. and pat toomey? against an assault weapons ban and against banning high capacity ammo clips like those used in the orlando massacre. listen to pat toomey brag: "i have had a perfect record with the nra." pat toomey gets an "a" from the nra. he's not for you. senate majority pac is responsible for the content of this advertising.
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it's a pretty simple question: is pat toomey's agenda your agenda? toomey voted seven times to defund planned parenthood. he even tried to shut down the federal government in order to eliminate funding for planned parenthood. and toomey's against a woman's right to choose and supports overturning roe v. wade which would allow states to criminalize abortion. pat toomey: he's focused on his own agenda, not us. majority forward is responsible for the content of this advertising.
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>> adam: [ thinking ] dear connor, i'm sorry i can't be there for your birthday party. i can't wait to see all the photos mommy took. i don't want you to worry, though, because i'm gonna do everything i can to make sure i'm home next year. so we can celebrate your birthday the way we should -- together. you, me, and mommy. happy birthday, little man. love, daddy. [ knock on door ] hey. when they, uh... told me you were here, i


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