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>> "eyewitness news" at noon begins with breaking news, historic church up in flames in west philadelphia. chopper three right here over the 6400 block every lansdowne avenue as smoke and fire pour from the good shepherd presbyterian church. >> and here's what it look like now, this is a live look, from chopper three, most of the fire is out. but only a shell of the 100 year old church remains. >> the building was place of worship for several local
church congregation. >> good afternoon. >> i'm jim donovan. let's get over to anita oh, joins us near the scene in overbrook where firefighters placed four alarm fire under control just about an hour ago. good afternoon. >> reporter: good afternoon, brooke and jim. officials tell us though this fire is now under control, flames are still smoldering inside, and will still take several days before it is safe enough for investigators to get inside. take a look at the scene now. you can see smoke still billowing out of this church, more than 120 firefighters and officials have been on the scene this morning, trying to put out this blaze, and they're expected to remain here for the rest of the day, the pastor of good shepherd presbyterian church appears the 100 year old church is total lost after this four alarm fire gutted it this morning, and also collapsed part of this roof, but thankfully several people inside and two cats made it out safely. officials say the fire appears to have started in the basement, where there is a boiler, and the blaze also gutted the sanctuary, richard
said he was on third floor taking a shower at the time. >> i couldn't breathe, i was coming down the howell way, you know. >> i didn't think i would take it out but thank god for these guys, took me down the ladder and got me out. >> flames are actually burning on the inside. we have to fight it from the outside pouring water in, can't reach the fire which is why we need to continue water and protect the houses. now, those two houses have been protected at this time. and, at this point, officials say it is still too early to tell what caused this blaze. for now live in overbrook, anita oh, cbs-3, "eyewitness news". >> of course we will have much more on the church fire on "eyewitness news" starting at 5:00 on line throughout the day on cbsphilly.com. >> authorities continue to ask for the public's help after increasing the reward this weekend for information on the shooting death of a eight year old girl in camden. gab re he will hill carter died after she was hit by
gunfire near her home on the 900 block every south eighth street last wednesday night. camden authorities and the citizens crime commission of the delaware valley are offering $50,000 for information on those gunmen. police say man who was punched in the face from lawncrest has died from his injuries. happened in the 700 block of adams avenue friday. investigators say the victim was hit then fell and hit his head. he died over the weekend. if you have any information on the attacker, please call police right away. in other news, three teenage boys are recovering this noon, after they were hit by gunfire in philadelphia's grays ferry neighborhood overnight. "eyewitness news" reporter jan carabeo tells us what police found at the scene, that could help them track down the suspects. evidence of a shoot-out tasker street monday. police say two groups exchanged gunfire just after midnight and when the dust settled, three teenagers were left bleeding in the street. a 16 and 17 year old shot in
the leg, and another 16 year old shot in the back. today, south detectives are trying to figure out who pulled the trigger and if the teenagers were the targets or innocent bystanders. >> there is even a possibility that some of these victims may have been involved in the shooting. they may have been firing shots also. we're not ruling that out. >> police are hoping surveillance video can help sort it all out. found private cameras at nearby business, also have this police real-time camera, located just about a block away. >> early this morning, police processed the scene and found three parked cars that were hit by stray bullet, along with at least 12 spent shell casings, meanwhile, the three teenagers are in the hospital in stable condition, and as police investigate, they are also reminding neighbors these three teens should never have been outside at the time of the shooting. >> under the age of 18, they're juveniles, they're not adults, so therefore they have to adhere to the curfew rules and they should have been in, should have been home.
police don't yet have motive for the shooting and don't have description of the shooter or shooters. they say one suspect may have left the scene in a white older model car possibly a nissan. in grays ferry, jan carabeo, cbs-3, "eyewitness news". >> philadelphia police investigating another sexual assault involving man on a bicycle, happened over the weekend saturday night at around 11. police say woman was walking along the 1600 block of brain bridge, from south broad street, when a man road by on a bike and groped her. police have not determined if this is related to several other recent incident, last week, investigators released surveillance video of man on bike, riding up to a woman, touching her, and riding off. the incident have happened in east passyunk, and washington square west neighborhoods. >> turning now to our weather the month of august is wrapping on a hot and humid note. let's get first look at the forecast with meteorologist, justin drabick, live on the cbs-3 skydeck. how does it feel outside?
>> we're baking out here right now, sunshine, temperatures close to 09 degrees already, but humidity levels are on the increase, compared to yesterday, so, little rough if you're spending time outside this afternoon, check it out, look at the temperatures, making run at 09 at this hour, philadelphia officially 89 at the airport, upper 80s in trenton, and wilmington at this hour. little cooler into south jersey near the shore, low to mid 80s along the coastline, dover, delaware, checking in at eight a. now let's factor in the humidity, feels few degrees hotter talk about the heat index, currently at 93 degrees what it really feels like here in philadelphia, 90 at the atlantic city airport, those numbers will go up little later this afternoon. quiet on storm scan3, weak and dry cold front passing through us later today. and then some showers off the coast of carolinas, actually tropical depression eight, maybe few clouds to the far south. go have hurricane gaston still well taught sea over the central atlantic waters.
category three storm. it is strong t has large swells near the center of the storm. but some of the swells are starting to make its way to the jersey shore, delaware beaches. that's why we have strong rip currents in our forecast really through the upcoming week. the waves aren't going to be huge, just going to have a lot of power. make sure the lifeguards are on duty if you are hitting the ocean. mid 80s at the shore. ninety-one in philadelphia. talk about cool down on the way, we'll let you know when it arrives coming back in a few minutes. jim, brooke, back to you. >> police charged acquaintance of philadelphia district attorney seth williams with vandalism. forty-seven year old safe stacey cummings accused of slashing tires on two vet i -- city vehicles. the case was referred to the delaware county industries ticket attorney's offers, issued arrest want to cummings. williams identified cummings as his girlfriend and financial records submitted earlier this month. among the gifts come -- cummings gave the da a rolex valued at six a hundred dollars. >> memorial mass underway this noon, to remember the two nuns
killed inside their mississippi hope last week. police say they are still searching for motive for that deadly violence. the memorial service began within the hour in jackson, miss it is epi. sixty-eight year old nun, paula morrell, ann margaret help worked at a clinic for the poor. rodney sanders has confessed to the crime but has not given a reason. rescue workers in italy are trying to get rid of unstable structures in the area impacted by last week's deadly earthquake. heavy machinery demolished one such building yesterday. officials are also trying to find warmer, sturdier, safer housing for the nearly 2700 people staying in tent camps, and other shelters. the death toll stands at 290 people. and there are many more hurt people staying in hospitalization. >> turning to the race for the white house, hillary clinton is taking a short break from the campaign trail this week. she is scheduled to speak at
the american leaning on national convention in ohio on wednesday. republican side, donald trump just released a new ad that focuses on the economy. correspondent weijia jiang has more now from the white house. >> donald trump twins to push his message america's inner cities are dangerous because of democrats. monday morning he tweeted: look how bad it is getting. how much more crime, how many more shootings will it take for african-americans and latinos to vote trump equals safe. but trump's tweet about the murder of basketball superstar dwyane wade's cousin? chicago this weekend sparked a backlash from some. trump wrote: dwyane wade's cousin was just shot and killed walking her baby in chicago. just what i have been saying, african-americans will vote for trump. many on twitter called the response disrespectful. vice presidential nominee, tim kaine, agreed. >> we just are extending our sympathy to the family. >> trump tweeted condolances to the family four hours after his original tweet.
trying to stay on message, trump campaign reese leased new ad focusing on the economy. they're spending $10 million to air it in nine battlegrounds state. >> hillary clinton's america, the middle class gets crushed. >> trump's campaign said they've seen movement in the polls favoring trump, feel now is the right time to air this ad. some say it could be too little, too late. >> this is an ad could have been put out months ago, could have been running all summer to have maximum effect on a lectorate. you know, early voting starts? just couple of weekser. >> i voting starts september 23rd, in minnesota and south dakota. weijia jiang, for cbs-3, "eyewitness news". hillary clinton aid uma said she is leaving her husband anthony weiner. they married in 2010. bill clinton officiated at their wedding. >> this news comes in the wake of the latest allegations of the former new york congressman sending leud messages to a woman on line. the couple has one son,
jordan, who is four years old. >> coming up on cbs-3 "eyewitness news", a ten hour flight delay for passengers bound for new jersey. we'll tell you why their pilots were arrested as a pair boarded the plane. >> and going up, we'll tell you why couple in new jersey needed a list from the coast guard.
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intoxication. accused of being drunk prior to flying par he is inning ers from scotland to america. >> thirty-five year old paul grade i and 45 year old carlos lacona arrested shortly before their prance atlantic flight scheduled to take off from the airport. police believe both were about to take to the skies under the influence. but 1cbs news transportation safety analyst, and former chairman of the ntsb. >> we have heard on occasion, and this, again, very rare, where maybe one of the pilots might have been potentially over the limit. but to have both of the cockpit crew, this is extraordinary. >> still unclear who or what tipped authorities to their concerns to the united airlines crew, but the flight scheduled to take off 9:00 a.m., with 141 passengers on board, the flight was delayed for ten hours while
united look for replacement pilots. police won't comment on what they were doing before their morning flight. but as explained, the faa rule eight hours from bottle to throttle protect everyone from the dangers of alcohol at altitude. the effect of the alcohol are exaggerated when you are at altitude. so your judgement is taken serious consequences from that. >> saturday's arrest come nearly month after two canadian pilots were also arrested at glasco airport, charged with trying to fly under the influence. jonathan investigate investigate, london. >> u sass coast guards rescued two people after their boat renee grounds at little egg inlet. this video shot by the coast guards. authorities got the call around 9:00 p.m. saturday, to help two people stuck aboard a 36-foot catamaran. they lifted the pair from the boat and took them to their atlantic city station. they were not hurt.
>> well, still ahead on "eyewitness news". louisianna marks 11 years since hurricane cat rita struck the gulf statement. >> people in florida prepare for a storm that may bring flooding rain. justin? >> we're
dealing with lot of sunshine and mid summer like conditions, but florida is on alert. talking about few tropical system. i'll let you know where they are
>> welcome back, hurricane katrina left path of destruction across the state, storm made landfall in louisianna on august 29, 2005, the storm killed more than 1800 people, and caused over $100 billion in damages. right now, south florida is getting ready for another storm. forecasters down there are watching a tropical depression. it is expected to dump up to
4 inches of rain. >> and were you saying earlier we could use little rain. >> we could use the rain, down about three and half inches so far this summer. but that's not terrible. but been little dry. we could easily get that in a thunderstorm or two, but tracking tropical systems, height of tropical season, so doctor to -- so have to keep an eye, moving through the peak of it, which is september 10th, good place to be right now, down the shore, still warm, temperatures right now, generally in the lower to mid 80s along the coastline, jam packed beach in ocean sit. why not? we've got the sunshine, nice waiving rolling in, nothing huge, coming from hurricane gaston, some energy from some of the dwells, so producing some stronger rip currents. started pretty much yesterday, will continue pretty much all week long, so make sure lifeguards are on duty, plan on entering the water, and tea safe. it has been hot this summer, we all know it for philadelphia and like lick this will be the hottest august we've had on record, records go back to 1874. that's pretty impressive.
so far, the average august temperature, lows and high's, averaged out 81 degrees, our 30 year average 76.6, well above that. and likely that june, july and august, of this year, will likely become the second warmest ever. so warmest ever meteorological summer for philadelphia, and so far, 38, 990 agree plus days, this season. we will add one today, and possibly maybe another one or two more before the month is over. eighty-nine right now at the area port, 86 wilmington, this is not factoring in humidity, when do you so, does feel like the lower 90s, shore temperature warm, 86 degrees, 82 stone harbor, 86 in the water. that will feel real good if you are hitting the ocean. how is it feeling out there? pretty steamy today, increased humidity levels compared to yesterday. tomorrow backs off little bit. we have some fluctuation going with the humidity level. wednesday the worse of it, thursday nice, and it will stay nice, looks like, throughout the the upcoming holiday weekend. good news if you have outdoor plans at this point. pretty clear right now, few
afternoon clouds rolling through, dry cold front swings by. doesn't really drop temperatures much. there is what's left or what we're dealing with, tropical depression number eight. some showers off the carolina coast, eventually that storm gets kicked back out to say satisfy, shear gaston, still good looking hurricane winds at 110. eventually gets kicked out more out to sea, swells reaching our area beaches, so we have the strong rip currents. cuba right now, heavy rainfall, tropical depression number nine, which will impact south florida and eventually northern florida, as well, then closer to home the carolina storm, tropical depression number eight. so we're here at the tracks. right now tropical depression winds at 35 miles per hour. getting little closer to the carolinas, outer banks, then eventually head off shore. and weaken in time, maybe bring some clouds to parts of our southern viewing area. we go down south. tropical depression number nine, expected to intensify to tropical storm, maybe crossing near tampa later this week, then back out over the atlantic waters. so rip countries being stay at moderate risk today, pretty
much through all of the upcoming week, headed into labor day weekends. here is our set up. cool front pushes out the humidity little bit. dry tomorrow, high pressure locks us in, with sunshine, same deal on wednesday, and then we get the stronger front that finally bridges some changes to our forecast. so the jet stream, takes a dive southwards, by the end of the week, cooler start to september, so nice refreshing air mass builds in. hot, humid today. 91 degrees, maybe stray shower, with the front coming in. tonight clear, warm, 68. that's the extended forecast. august finishing off strong. around 90 degrees, and we will drop the temperatures below average friday, below 80. that's a good looking forecast, labor day weekends, we've got the sunshine, of course watch the tropical -- >> just stop where you're at. i like where you're at. >> thanks, justin.
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>> four alarm fire that burn through historic church in the overbrook neighborhood now under control. firefighters were sent to the church 6400 block every lansdowne avenue around 9:00 this morning, the pastor tells "eyewitness news", fortunately, no one was hurt, but the building appears to be a total lost. we'll have the latest latest on it breaking story tonight on "eyewitness news" at 5:00. >> also at 5:00 advice for parents as kids head back to school. there is a lot more to back packs than you may think. we'll show you how to shop for
the best back pack, how to make sure they're not too heavy and cause backaches. again, that's today at 5:00. >> i remember my fourth grade history book was so heavy i still think i have back issues from it. >> you remember that? >> oh, it was like the size of like encyclopedia brennan did a. >> i remember it wasn't cool to wear both straps. but then it became cool. >> do you remember, so corny, but do you remember when they had those back packs like at an ankle snell. >> yes, that was in for awhile. >> ya. >> i don't know what the late zest now. >> january sport, that's what i had. >> oh, ya, ya. >> that's "eyewitness news" at noon, i'm jim donovan. >> i'm brooke thomas, for justin, all of us here, thanks for watching. >> always on line at cbsphilly.com. the young and the restless is next. have a great one.
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