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pat toomey crossed party lines to do the right thing. that's who he is, and i'm grateful. 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". well the heat is hanging on. it is still sticky, still steamy, and later today it could become very stormy. the storms could help cool thing off down just a bit. i'm jim donovan, good afternoon. >> i'm brooke thomas. it is day seven of our heatwave, with temperatures feeling like they're in the triple digits again. just like yesterday, the heat could fire up some thunderstorms. meteorologist, katie fehlinger live in the cbs-3 weather center to let us know when the storms will get here.
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hey, katie? >> i would say couple of hours, brooke, all we have left until we see things bubble up on the radar here at the local level. but, let's back it up, talk about the heat very quickly here, excessive heat warning, hot pink shaded area, that sort of burnt orange, where you still have a heat advisory, that goes until 5:00 p.m. excessive heat warning is only going to last us until about the time the sun goes down, so, few extra hours, onto that. because you have a feels-like value, pretty brutal right now, be honest, still feels like the 90s up and down i-95, 101 in dover. that has been at least this set of observations by far the worse spot, over the last couple of days, just brutally hot and humid air. now, already, on storm scan, far off to the west, see the little guy across western maryland, starting to see thunderstorms beginning to pop. so the sunshine, the instability needed, to create some of the thunderstorms, it is out there, so just matter of time. does look as though 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., when we start to see those firing up. they could be strong
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thunderstorms that we track here, looking forward in the forecast, so we have to take a look at that moving forward. generally speaking talking heat, humidity, that continues for yet another day, and feels like values that could spike as high as 106, later on this afternoon, so, coming up again we'll track the storms for you and also i'll actually come bearing better weather news in the seven day, you absolutely want to stick around for that, brooke, back to you. >> thanks, fourth person sadly in philadelphia has died, because of this extreme heat. if you or someone you know needs help dealing with the heat, call the philadelphia corporation for aging heat line: (215)765-9040. it opened this morning at 8:30 and will remain taking calls until 9:00 tonight. >> democratic presidential nominee hillary clinton will be in philadelphia later today for a campaign stop. she'll be speaking at a pennsylvania democratic party voter registration event. our alex hoff live at west
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philadelphia high school where clinton will speak later today. alex? >> reporter: jim, today is a call to action to democratic voters here in philadelphia. hillary clinton will take the stage as you mentioned, urging voters to register to vote before the october 11th deadline. it will be a different focus from yesterday, when clinton and vice president joe biden made a stop in their mutual birth place of scranton. even making time to swing by biden's childhood home. in front of a crowd of about 3,000 clinton and biden made appeal to working class voters. >> i always remember, i am the granddaughter of a factory worker and the daughter of a small business owner and i am so proud of it. >> reporter: pennsylvania numbers have fluctuated but hillary most recently claimed the lead over republican nominee donald trump. both biden and clinton voiced doubts over trump's familiarity with the working class, and foreign policy outlook. >> the secret is he has no plan. >> this guy doesn't care about
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the middle class. and i don't even blame him in a sense because he doesn't understanded it. >> also yesterday, in a speech in ohio, donald trump spoke of his plan to combat islamic extremism. >> in 2014 isis was operated in seven nations, seven nations. terrible, but that's what it was. today they're fully operational, in 18 countries, with aspiring branches in six more. >> reporter: now, back in may, donald trump named governor chris christie as the chairman to his transitional team, and just as this morning clinton announced herman for the job that will be her column rad or senator. reporting live in west philadelphia, alexandria hoff, cbs-3, "eyewitness news". >> thank you, alex, in other news kathleen kane facing more pressure to resign. ooh year old kane convicted yesterday in montgomery county court. state senators are reportedly
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threatening a vote ordering her removal from office. and pennsylvania governor tom wolf is renewing his calls for her resignation, the governor's statement reads in part: as i've made clear, i do not believe kathleen kane should be attorney general for the commonwealth of pennsylvania. i believed this when she was charged, and today, after conviction, there should be no question that she should resign immediately. stay with "eyewitness news" as we follow this story through the sentencing of kathleen kane. our coverage continues on line at # city controller allen but thecovitz says appears to be great deal of questionable spending in his review of the mayor's funds for philadelphia. within the hour, he outlined his review of the non-profit fund. he says there was questionable use of credit cards and other payments linked to the proceeds of the philadelphia marathon. he says one of the questionable uses was mayor nutter's trip to convince pope
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to appear in philadelphia. >> autopsies set for today for the father and son killed in a fire in monmouth county new jersey. the two alarm fire broke out in a home on the 200 block of 14th avenue in bellmawr. the home is described as a year-around rental. it took crews from five departments to put out the fire. the names of the victims have not been released. four children and one adult are in stable condition after this car crash on roosevelt boulevard in lawncrest. the crash happened around 10:30 this morning in the northbound outer lanes near langdon street. two, eight year old girls, five year old girl and four year old girl are at einstein hospital, so is ooh year old man. police are investigating the circumstances of this crash. also, traffic is back to normal now, along i-95 mercer county. but it wasn't that way earlier today. chopper three was right here over the ramp from southbound route one to southbound 95 in lawrence township about 5:30 this morning.
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a dump truck tipped over on the ramp, the driver of the truck is being treated for minor injuries. well, in other news, the search continues for the burglars responsible for a dozen day care break-in's across philadelphia. now, police are asking for your help. a surveillance camera caught fleeting image of the suspect, last week we told you the man broke into nine day cares, and over the weekend, three more were robbed. it appears the suspect gets in through the rear entrance after hours, and takes off with cash, and electronics. if you know anything about the break-in's, please contact police. >> meanwhile, there has been arrest in northern california in connection with the raging wild fires. authorities say the suspect could be linked to other fires. forty year old damon parkelectric arrested last night charged with 17 counts of arson. the fast-moving clayton fire has destroyed nearly 200 homes and caused $10 million in damages. thousands of people have been forced to leave behind almost everything they own. flooding in louisianna has
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sparked the biggest disaster response in the u.s. since hurricane sandy, and it is blamed for at least eight deaths. more than 11,000 people are homeless. much of the southern portion of the state is under a flood warning. cbs news reporter omar villafranca is in baton rouge, as homeowners begin to assess the damage. >> we're not going to give up. we'll stay to the bloody ends. and if it noxious down, we'll get back up and we'll rebuild. >> reporter: overnight voluntary evacuations underway in essential parish as flood waters from the overflowing river poured into the community. on monday, national guard helicopters pulled more people to safety from the unprecedented flooding hitting southeastern louisianna. we went along as they took us on search and rescue mission into the flood zone. >> we're now flying over louisianna, and you should see this area is covered in water right now.
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>> reporter: roughly 90% of the homes in denim springs have flood damage, the city's main highway is washed out. christina and her boyfriends brooks wilson returned to their flooded home for the first time monday. >> oh, my gosh. this is my entire life, i work my entire life for. >> like the ends of your life, end of your wormed, having to start over like that. >> reporter: more than 11,000 people have been forced into shelters. >> i never thought i would see this day. >> reporter: 20,000 have been rescued since friday, in large part due to the help of volunteers. craig's home is a lost. but he's thankful for what he still has. >> we're homeless today, but we're hopeful. we're going to rebuild. we'll get back. >> reporter: omar villafranca, cbs-3 "eyewitness news". >> honoring the late son of vice president joe biden. naming a road near an american military base after beau
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biden. he served in 201 as an interim legal advisor on post war kosovo. vice president arrived there today for his final visit as vice president to the balkins. beau biden died last year of brain cancer, at the age of 46. all right, they stood in line in this heat for a long time. >> but it was worth it, coming up on cbs-3 "eyewitness news", why this philadelphia restaurant was giving away free food this morning. >> and history imploded in las vegas, we'll show you what famous hotel and casino is reduced to a pile of rubble. we're coming right back. stay with
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david was proud to be an american soldier. and i know i'm prejudiced because he was my son, but i don't think he had a mean bone in his body. there is not a day that i don't think about david. when i saw donald trump attack another gold star mother, i felt such a sense of outrage. "she was standing there, she had nothing to say..." if donald trump cannot respect a gold star family, then why would anyone in america think he would respect them. votevets is responsible for the content of this advertising.
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i'm hillary clinton, and i approve this message. michael hayden: if he governs consistent with some of the things he said as a candidate, i would be very frightened. gillian turner: he's been talking about the option of using a nuclear weapon against our western european allies. max boot: this is not somebody who should be handed the nuclear codes. charles krauthammer: you have to ask yourself, do i want a person of that temperament controlling the nuclear codes? and as of now, i'd have to say no. [bill o'reilly sighs]
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well the heat didn't stop people from lining up outside shake shack in rittenhouse square today. the franchise gave away 100 free hamburgers, per location, starting at 10:30. and they went fast. the give away was to celebrate the opening of their 100 restaurant. shake shack is currently in 15 states, in washington, d.c., as well as london, tokyo, moscow, and sole korea. on the health watch, you may want to stand up when you hear this, new information on too much sit being. american heart association says too many down time between physical activity can impact your heart and blood vessels. out with new finding that shows sudden deer behavior may have higher risk every developing diabetes and cardiovascular disease. so they say, sit levels, move more. philly stands looked at the schedule this off season
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have been waiting for tonight. fan favorite chase utley returns home with the dodgers, to take on the phillies. the phils traded the 37 year old to los angeles almost a year ago, as they began their rebuild. he spent parts of 13 seasons with the phillies making six all-star appearances. tonight expect huge ovations for him when the phillies begin their three game series with the dodgers. >> and we're looking forward to more action at the rio olympics, including women's gymnastics, floor exercises, and men's track and field. >> now the us continues to lead in the medal count. team usa has 75 overall, and 26 gold. china is still second with 46 overall and 15 gold, and great britain in third place with 41 overall medals, 16 gold. seven people were hurt when a camera fell from a tower at rio's olympic village yesterday. the camera was reportedly the size of a motorcycle, and fell about 65 feet. can you believe that? two children were hit by the
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cables, none of the injuries were described as serious. the camera belonged to the official olympic broadcasting unit. >> well one of the most historic las vegas casinos is now history. the first hotel casino on las vegas strip, the 60 year old rivera, was imploded to make room for a new city convention center there. she goes. rivera had more than 2,000 rooms, hosed all of the vaguest stars, and was seen in diamonds are forever, oceans 11 and casino. all right, what do you get for the person who has everything? maybe a dinosaur skull? do you think snow. >> no. >> i don't think so. don't get me this. high end on lonalac sean sugarhouse, a price of $1.8 million. it says the specimen one of the most complete t-rex skulls ever, discovered in montana by private dinosaur fossil exploration firm. they say could be between 65 and a half to 72 million years
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old. >> quite an investment. well, pop star drama. what caused justin bieber to suddenly quit instagram. that's coming up on "eyewitness news". >> my favorite story of the week. a panda surprise. we'll show you what zoo keepers discovered after this mama gave birth. katie, so good. >> sound like pandamonuim, brooke. >> oh, love it. tracking thunderstorms, also more heat in the forecast, the rest of the day, but there is a light at the end of the heat and humidity tunnel, i promise you. i'll tell when you we can finally
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damage. the national weather service confirmed tornados touched down in several central counties crossing 70 miles, bringing down trees, and power lines. whipping winds also ripped off roofs and knocked over trailers. i mean, this is scary stuff, talking about flooding in louisianna, these tornados here, terrifying. >> wild fires out west, lots of extreme weather going on, seems, right nowment and for us, the the extreme deadly heat. >> and it has, in fact, as you reported, yes, proven deadly for some folks here in our area. so, you know, we all kidding aside, i want you to just take care of yourself. if you start to feel dizzy, something not right, seek out the air conditioner, and also, call that heat line that we mentioned earlier in the show. it is really important this heat can be dangerous if you are not smart about it, all common sense comes into play on daze like this. just take care of yourself we'll all get through it together. >> see how this stacks up so far this year, compared to previous years with the heat. doing pretty well, guys, so far in this year alone, 31
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days that hit at least 09 degrees. so, quite, couple of different heatwaves actually as a result of that. and, you know, pretty much on pace here, that we have shot to actually match at least, last year's number of 37 degrees, so see how we do. but 31 thus far for 2016. where we stand. looking at storm scan3, more rain on the way for those poor folks in louisianna. as far as the overall weather pattern, core of circulation, cold front trailing behind it cold front needs to cross through for us to feel relief. storm sent letter bypass us, but in advance of that, we're just beading time, waiting for the front to cross. so we do sit? slight risk for severe weather, northern two thirds of our region that have the shot for heavy downpours, gusty winds, frequent lightning at this point though we showed you earlier there is nothing to track locally, but i would say, give it until about maybe 2:00, 3:00. start to see things bubble up here at the local level on the
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radar. in the meantime, just feeling awfully oppressive outside, with feels-like values as high as the triple digits for yet another day. but notice what happens here. cold front crosses through, humidity begins to at least drop off. now, it is going to be a gradual change, you know, we start to see the dew point dropping off somewhat slowly, but will happen. that's the key here. now, outside we go to pleasant valley middle and high school here. these kids, these football players, do you see them, the little folks out there? welshing they look little to us, but regardless, they've been out there since this morning. so, hopefully they're taking frequent breaks. i'm sure the coaches are on top of that. very warm up there, as well, northampton county. 83 degrees, is the temperature outside middle township high school. cape may courthouse, nothing but sunshine. so you have variation of cloud cover depending on location, but we're all in it, it is warm outside currently, we're close to 90 already in the city and points south of that. and we'll have no problem hitting the low to mid 90s most locations here, before it is all said and done. so, we are tracking thunderstorms, again, as early
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as next few hours from now, 2:00, 3:00 or so. they'll rumble eels. possible we see that in time for first pitch with the phils, but regardless i think they'll get the game in. might be minor delay if anything at all. then finally, breathe in that fresh air, guys, especially by thursday, and friday. humidity basically wiped clean, still warm, it will be a heck the a lot more refreshing for you, much more comfortable. >> let's go straight to the weekends, i don't care about anything else. >> good to know, okay. actual ' care about this, though, i promise. so surprise, there is a new baby panda in the world. no, really. it was a surprise. a giant panda gave birth to two cubs in austria recently, the thing is zoo keepers only new about one, for days. and here's what happened. the zoo is only monitoring the panda's by camera right now, trying not to disturb the birthing process, since the baby panda's are tiny this one only 4 inches long, really was easy for it to hide. zoo reps say no other european
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zoo has managed to breed giant pandas naturally. this is amazing. >> little twins. >> i know, they thought one, few days later, looks like there is two. >> that's precious. >> isn't this great? as long as mama's and babies are happy and health. >> i and the panda keeps them warm. so easy to know soot them. >> okay, we'll be back.
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>> sugarhouse casino, daytime drama casting call from noon until 3:00. women and men 18 and older are invited to audition for a chance to appear in a episode of either the young and the restless or the bowl and the beautiful. >> the young and the restless stars dug davidson and steve burton will be at sugarhouse to meet and greet fans. some depressing news for everyone, justin being err has quit instagram, oh, my, the reason after posting pictures of him and his girlfriends sophia richie some of his followers didn't like t richie, 17 year old model, is the daughter of singer lionel richie, bieber didn't like some of the comments that were made after his ex, selena gomez, also weighed in. he closed down his account. >> wow. >> that's "eyewitness news" at noon, i'm jim donovan. >> i'm brooke thomas. thanks for watching. >> and "eyewitness news" does continue at 5:00. always on line for you at >> the young and the restless is neck.
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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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david was proud to be an american soldier. and i know i'm prejudiced because he was my son, but i don't think he had a mean bone in his body. there is not a day that i don't think about david. when i saw donald trump attack another gold star mother, i felt such a sense of outrage. "she was standing there, she had nothing to say..." if donald trump cannot respect a gold star family, then why would anyone in america think he would respect them. votevets is responsible for the content of this advertising.
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i'm hillary clinton, and i approve this message. michael hayden: if he governs consistent with some of the things he said as a candidate, i would be very frightened. gillian turner: he's been talking about the option of using a nuclear weapon against our western european allies. max boot: this is not somebody who should be handed the nuclear codes. charles krauthammer: you have to ask yourself, do i want a person of that temperament controlling the nuclear codes? and as of now, i'd have to say no. [bill o'reilly sighs]
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>> phyllis: summer, we love you. >> summer: no [stammers] just stop, okay? you said that you supported me and my marriage to luca. was -- [ scoffs ] was all of that a lie? >> victor: we had concerns, okay? >> summer: because you hate luca. >> victor: no. i did a background check on luca, as i would do on any of my employees. >> summer: luca is not just an employee. he is the man that i love. the man that i want to be a part of this family. how could you do this to me? >> phyllis: of course you're angry, because we went behind your back. and we are sorry for that. but our goal is to look out for you, and to protect your happiness. >> summer: yeah, well, you both failed. >> luca: i doubt victoria cares much, if at all, what happens to you now that she's back with her ex, billy. >> travis: it's fine with me if victoria's back with her ex. we ended things before i left. >> luca: that's a brave face. but i think you do still care. so, jun


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