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my mom was the principal at sandy hook school in newtown. she died that day protecting the young children in her care. when it came time to vote on background checks, 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 cbs3 "eyewitness news". >> and right now on "eyewitness news," officials in camden step up efforts to find the killer of an eight-year-old girl shot to death outside of her own home. good evening, i'm rahel solomon. natasha brown is off tonight. as the search for little gabriel's killer continues tonight friends and family are preparing to honor her memory.
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trang do joins us live from camden county police headquarters with the very latest. trang. >> reporter: rahel, gabriel's family tells us she passed away last night. police are upping that reward doubling it to $24,000. gabrielle hill carter was an eight-year-old girl just trying to get home from a community program around 8:30 wednesday night when she got caught in a hail of bullets on the 900 block of south eighth street in camden. >> several armed suspects that appeared to be firing at an intended target which was not the little girl but she happened to be in the vicinity. >> reporter: as she frantically knocked on neighbor's door for shelter gabrielle was shot in the head. paramedics transported her to cooper university hospital where doctors performed surgery. her injuries were too much to overcome and she died friday night. >> this is a all hands-on deck line in the sand moment. we're pulling out all the stops to pull in the cowards that opened fire on this city
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block. >> reporter: authorities hope an increased reward of $24,000 will develop leads to get several dangerous people off the streets. and that tip line number is 215-546-tips. meanwhile gabrielle's family is planning a vigil tonight at 7:00 at the scene of the shooting and all are welcome to attend but for now we're live from camden county police headquarters, i'm trang do, cbs3 "eyewitness news." >> all right, trang, thank you. hopefully someone comes forward. we have learned this evening that the couple found dead in their west deptford home yesterday was beaten to death. autopsy results were released today by the gloucester county medical examiner. 58-year-old edward coles jr. and his wife 55-year-old rosemary coles died of blunder force trauma to the head. their son 28-year-old ryan coles is in custody and has been charged in their deaths. still no word on a possible motive. it is disturbing video of a near fatal punch. tonight authorities are asking for the public's help to track down a suspect accused of attacking a man in lawncrest.
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"eyewitness news" reporter alexandria hoff is live at the scene with this new just released video. alex. >> reporter: well, rahel, this incident happened in broad daylight as a man who was well known in the community and perhaps homeless was leaning up against this wall behind me. and surveillance video obtained by "eyewitness news" showed other customers move out of the way as three men in their late teens or early 20's approached the man. it's unclear if words were exchanged but the man in white then punches the victim. police describe the assault as random. we stopped the video there for the graphic nature of it but at that point the victim stagers into the sunlight and falls to the ground bashing his head onto the pavement. he is on life support right now. this all happened on the side of a beer distributor on the 700 block of adams avenue at lawncrest around 6:00 p.m. yesterday. >> the perpetrator and the two males he was with fled the scene behind the rear of 700 adams in a westerly direction. now, the person who threw the
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punch is described as a male, late teens, early 20's. he was wearing all white clothing. he was wearing a white t-shirt, white basketball shorts, he was wearing white sox and white sneakers. >> reporter: a witness i spoke with saw the aftermath of this and said he walked desperately as emt officials tried to revive man. once again he is on life support at this hour. police believe that the suspects do live in the area and they're asking for anyone with any information to contact them. reporting live in north philadelphia, alexandria hoff cbs3 "eyewitness news." >> all right, alex, very disturbing details. thank you. a motorcyclist is dead after the rider crashed into a van in delaware county. it happened in springfield on the corner of east springfield road and north brookside road around 5:00 this morning. the rider died at the scene. no one else was hurt and the cause of the crash is under investigation. turning now to weather. we are seeing a return to the hot weather. of course we started the weekend off above 90 degrees. lauren casey joining us now in the cbs3 weather center with a
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look at the forecaster and lauren it certainly felt like to me lower humidity today. so that's good. >> absolutely yeah. we had a steamy day. today the humidity took a step back. kicking off the weekend the right way at rehoboth beach right now. the beach is packed. if you like today tomorrow is going off much of the same. temperatures are running above average right now, 89 degrees in philadelphia, we're at 85 in millville but feeling pretty good in the poconos, temperature right now 77 degrees. also feeling good, the drop in the dewpoints. the dewpoints foal about that sticky factor. dewpoints hovering around the 60-degree mark along the i-95 corridor so after a steamy day yesterday not too bad feeling right now as we head into the day tomorrow, we'll kind of hover around this area maybe creeping up to middle 60's for dewpoints but certainly not oppressive humidity. so we can look forward to tomorrow, a nice day but even better as we head towards the end of the week. getting a taste of fall as we kick off the month of september.
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we'll talk about that also looking out for wednesday a chance of storms and humidity creeping back up before that fall-like preview arrives and i'll have all the details along with a check in on the tropics in your full forecast coming up in just a couple of minutes. >> lauren thank you. and campaign 2016 today hillary clinton met with national intelligence employees to get a briefing on security threats facing the u.s. you might remember donald trump got a similar briefing earlier this month. today trump spent his day campaigning in iowa. cbs news correspondent wendy gillette has details. >> reporter: a police car led several vehicles into an fbi office in white plains new york. where hillary clinton received her first national security briefing. the democratic presidential nominee attended the more than two hour briefing by herself with no aides presenter. she got an overview of threats facing the country from representatives at the office of the director of national intelligence. it was her only scheduled event of the day.
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>> ♪ >> reporter: republican presidential nominee donald trump spoke at a fundraiser in high what a state where polling shows the candidates are tied its a bright spot for him, national polls show clinton leads trump by about six points. but trump is staying positive about his chances. >> we're going to have a great victory on november 8th, i can tell you. >> reporter: trump drew some ire on twitter saturday for his comment about the murder of nba star dwyane wade's first cousin in chicago. he tweeted, dwyane wade's cousin was just shot and killed walking her baby in chicago. just what i have been saying. african-americans will vote trump. the tweet brought condemnation on social media from those who said trump was politicizing a tragedy. trump later tweeted again offering his condolences and also mentioned the murder at his rally. wendy gillette for cbs3 "eyewitness news." >> some of the victims of the deadly earthquake in italy were laid to rest today. mourners looked on as 35
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coffins were brought out of the community gym at a state funeral. at least 290 people were killed in wednesday's quake. italy's prime minister has declared today a national day of mourning. well, the number of deadly car crashes across the country has surged over the past two years and still to come tonight on "eyewitness news" the new device that could be installed on some vehicles to try to make the roads safer. this is just one of more than 200,000 ash trees in the city of philadelphia. but they could be at risk of extinction. i'm anita oh with what is harming these trees and what the city is doing about it. >> and we're enjoying a sunny start to the weekend but we do need some rainfall. i'll let you know when to expect our next chance of storms and also how tropical storm gaston could have an indirect impact on the delaware valley as we head into next week. all that's coming up in your full forecast in just a couple of minutes. >> and big talkers today ahead in sports why one nfl quarterback is now refusing to
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>> back now on "eyewitness news." federal officials are considering a plan to install a device on new trucks and other large vehicles that would limit their speed to 68 miles per hour. speed is a key factor in the
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growing number of traffic deaths in this country and according to a new report those deaths have surged 18 percent over the last two years. more than 200,000 trees right here in philadelphia could be facing extinction all because of an invasive beetle that has moved into the region anita oh has the story. >> reporter: you might not think about it. >> it's emerald green. >> reporter: the damage emerald ash bourse can create is huge. >> it kills a tree by overwhelming them with so many insects. essentially these trees die from a thousand cuts. >> reporter: experts first discovered the insect near detroit michigan in 2002 and since then. >> it's been sort of slowly and steadily moving across the country. >> reporter: research confirms now the pests have arrived in philadelphia. >> one single female will create 180 larva that will bore into a tree. >> reporter: of the 3 million trees in philadelphia, more than 200,000 of them are ash trees but if those trees are left
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untreated experts warn the city won't have any left in a few years. so to help protect and preserve some of the city's ash trees,. >> push in, give a little twist and then i open my valve. >> reporter: curtis helm of philadelphia's parks and recreation department says his team started treating them with a chemical mixture. >> treatment is little bit like chemotherapy for trees. >> reporter: so far the department has treated nearly 1500 ash trees in philadelphia. >> now is the time act. >> reporter: and they urge homeowners to do the same. >> once they die, they get brittle quite quickly and begin to shed large wood and large limbs and become dangerous. >> reporter: but saving them is about more than just saving their appearance. >> i think they're lovely grateful trees. ash trees are an integral past our eco system. >> reporter: in philadelphia, anita oh, cbs3 "eyewitness news." >> well, scrabble and pie not two words you might think belong together but the owner
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of ward's pastry shop says scrapple is the best selling pie flavor at his store. plenty of scrapple. the owner takes the meat and backaches night a dane minute the results a breakfast street treat which may sound strange but apparently quite popular. the owner says he's been selling twice as many scrapple pies as those of the apple variety. what do you know. >> so wrong but so right. >> so wrong. now when i think apple pie i think fall but we're not quite there yet. we still got a lot of heat. >> yeah a hot end to august but in the seven-day forecast, we do have a day with high temperatures in the 70's. >> uh-oh. >> that is going to feel nice. >> that says fall. >> yes, but certainly not there now. temperatures are warm across the area. a pretty looking scene looking live at center city philadelphia on skycam3, dry conditions, a couple of high clouds and we are enjoying the dry conditions certainly conducive to our outdoor activity over the weekends but we're falling pretty fall into a rainfall deficit at this point, down about three and
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half inches of rainfall in philadelphia, just into june 1st we may notice the grass getting a little crispy. we need the rain but not going to get it as we head into the evening hours just staying warm. 89 degrees your current temperature in philadelphia, 86 in wilmington, low 80's down the shore right now with some 70's as well as that sea breeze has kicked up, 78 degrees right now in ocean city, 77 at barnegat lighthouse. down are our dewpoints. they tell us about that moisture content at the surface also how humid it feels. yesterday was a very steamy day. you still may notice the humidity but it is more comfortable with that drop in dewpoints on the backside of a cold front that came through yesterday brought us a few showers sprinkles in the morning but storm scan3 showing us the trend of the day today quiet conditions, all across the region just a couple of passing high clouds. that is because high pressure is in control off the eastern seaboard right now that promotes stable air sinking air and you notice that clockwise rotation although the shower and thunderstorm activity well up wind
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wraparound that high, that area of high pressure keeping all that precipitation at bay. overnight tonight mostly clear and mild only falling back to 69 degrees as we head into the day tomorrow, lots of sunshine once again. fairly comfortable humidity levels, not too oppressive but a high temperature still running above average at 89 degrees. tropical storm gaston not going to be a direct impact to the united states but it could cause some pretty strong rip currents as we head into the next several days so that's something to keep in the back of your mind if you're heading down the shore. also eyes on invest 99. we have been watching this system. still pretty disorganized but as we head into the next couple of days atmosphere rick conditions like to be more conducive to its further development but for right now, it is still disorganized. the concern for gaston again not going to be a direct concern in the delaware valley but do watch out for strong rip currents if you're going down the shore, be sure to swim in front of a lifeguard because of those concerns. and invest 99 is going to not and be a threat to the delaware valley in the foreseeable future but potential the a threat to
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florida and the gulf coast and some of our forecast models we have been looking at over the last several days projecting this system could develop and then impact florida or even potentially up towards louisiana and the gulf coast, something we certainly do not wander to see as we know louisiana has been dealing with a flooding rain and are still working their way to dry out from those conditions but future rain showing us as we head into next week, hearty rainfall in and along the gulf coast especially for the florida peninsula. if you have vacation plans definitely want to keep a close eye on invest 99l but close eye on a lot of sunshine across the region tomorrow. beautiful down the shore, lots of sunshine, 78 degrees with a nice sea breeze. poconos nice sunshine comfortable conditions with a high temperature at 82. and we are going to have a hot stretch of weather over the next several days. big ridge of high pressure in place keeping that heat around but check out wednesday and thursday and into friday. cooler air spilling in from the north especially as we head into friday. it's going to bring us overall lower humidity values, lower
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temperatures and a nice taste of fall but for tomorrow, summer is still definitely in effect, a high temperature at 90 degrees in the lehigh valley. 89 in philadelphia. but topping at 78 degrees with that nice sea breeze in wildwood tomorrow. monday 91 degrees our next chance of just a very stray storm on tuesday. more humid conditions settle in. some spotty storms on wednesday but still not the kind of coverage we need to bounce back from that rainfall deficit. then by thursday, we are cooler and less humid with some of that cooler canadian air spilling in. check out friday and saturday. 79 degrees. >> wow. >> with low humidity. starting off september looks like on a beautiful note. >> uh-huh. nothing says cooler quite like the fall and lesley you're talking big talkers at a what one football player is not doing on the field. >> yes, we'll get to that in a minute but yes the eagles are on the field tonight visiting the colt in their third preseason matchup. so far we haven't seen much out of the team's starting offense. the defense has looked great holding their first two preseason opponents to just
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nine points. should be interesting to see how they do against a player like andrew luck. doug pederson plans to play the starters into the third quarter which is typical. jason kelce knows they have a few things to work on. >> i think preseason matters in terms of evaluating things on tape and seeing what you guys are doing. >> the biggest thing i mean i can't speak for the wide receiver and quarterbacks, i kind of stay out of that. i just want to be on the say same page and it would be flies to establish a little bit of ground game as well. >> cowboys quarterback tony romo could be out six to 10 weeks after breaking a bone in his back during the team's preseason game on thursday with seattle. the 36-year-old quarterback has had back surgery twice before. this should not require surgery but it is his fourth back injury in less than four years. colin kaepernick says he's ready for the backlash after refusing to stand during the national anthem. he says he refuses to show pride in a flag that oppresses
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black people and other minorities. kaepernick says it's something bigger than football and it would be selfish to look the other way. the nfl released this statement in response. the players are encouraged but not required to stand during the playing of the national anthem. the phillies continue their series with the mets over at citi field. last night the phillies got rocked in game one losing flynn to four. tonight looking for redemption. phillies have lost six of their last nine games. hellickson gets the start for the phils. first pitch 7:10. you can hear hear the game on our sister station talk radio 1210wpht. we have he eagles game on 94wip. >> can't believe it. >> soon we'll be grabbing our blankets heading to the linc or watching at home. >> at home. [laughter] >> thanks lesley. still ahead tonight on "eyewitness news," fresh off his gold medal winning performance, philly's own kyle
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lowry helps some local kids at a clinic sharpen their game. we'll take you there. >> ♪
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charter school in germantown. youngsters came out to improve their skills on the court. lowry says basketball changed his life and he's hoping to use it to help change the lives of others as well. we'll be right back.
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>> well, first, team u.s.a. dominated the olympics and now an american has just won the world air guitar championship in finland. yeah, a real thing.
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matt aristotle burns overcame three years of seconds place finishes to claim the title yesterday. take a look at those moves. that's a workout, too. >> i think i could do that. >> okay. >> he's flailing his arms around. >> world champion over there. burns says he is "stoked to bring the trophy home to the u.s. if it wasn't him it would be lesley van arsdale. >> he's just flapping his hands. >> pure technique. >> he should throw in a spin. >> a little twirl. >> twirl it on to weather now. [laughter] >> ending summer on a warm note. >> warm note, not too humid tomorrow but still very warm 89 degrees abundant sunshine. a stray storm monday afternoon back up into the 90's. we are more humid once again by tuesday and wednesday. wednesday is our best next chance of rain with some spotty storms, 91 degrees. and then we get cooler and kind of fall-like as we head into the start of september, 79 degrees for the high by
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friday. >> not a bad forecast. thank you. well, that is "eyewitness news" for now. i'm are a hole solomon for lesley lauren, natasha who is off and everyone here. thanks for joining us. remember we are always online we will see you at 10:00 on the cw philly then back here on cbs3 after football. have a great night. david was proud to be an american soldier.
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design, produce, and distribute captioning sponsored by cbs >> it's a busy saturday for the candidates. hillary clinton gets an intelligence briefing from the fbi. donald trump speaks to voters in the heartland. also tonight, a federal judge delivers a setback for north carolina's controversial bathroom law. in mississippi, an arrest in the murders of two nuns. what was the motive for the shocking crime? and, as italy mourns its earthquake victims, an expert says many american buidings are not quake-ready. this is the "cbs weekend news." non- good evening, i'm reena ninan. with the election nearly ten weeks away, national polls show hillary clinton six points ahead of donald trump. i


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