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police here don't know why a national thely known crime ring is targeting this park in washington township. although, they do like to go after purses in parks and gyms, some people leave their people on and first they take belongings and then steel their identity. >> the glass was smashed and my pocketbook was gone. >> reporter: it was just a 30 minute visit to washington lake park with her son but in the rush they fell victim to the car burglar. >> i always hide my pocketbook but this is my park where i come three times a week. this is where i live. i just left it on the front seat. >> reporter: massa feels embarrassed but hardly alone since april washington township police have received eight calls for smash and grabs car burglaries and ninth at a park nearby. at first they thought they were isolated incident but then a new clue a picture of a suspect's car. >> that car was actually rented by somebody in florida who had previous intelligence, was affiliated with this gang.
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>> reporter: it is call felony lane gang and they have hit the philadelphia region before. in march alleged members led police on the high speed chase on the schuylkill expressway a cording to the felony lane gang task force, they almost always have the same mo. rent cars, steel purses from purses and then prostitutes to i am person nate victims to steel money from their bank and credit card accounts. >> they are in for fast money. >> they get the name for defrauding banks from the drive through lane that has few cameras. >> this is how they have made millions in the small business over the years. >> reporter: more than half of the victims in washington township have reported subsequent identity theft. she had $1,800 withdrawn from the bank in connecticut. >> they are professional, that means i'll never see anything in my pocketbook ever again. >> police say everyone should always hide valuables and lock your cars where ever you park. the also be on the look out for any cars that out of the
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state place hade. and i'm cleve bryan, cbs-3 "eyewitness news". >> thank you. there are new developments in the new federal probe of the philadelphia labor leader john dougherty and just how far his influence stretches within the local political scene. "eyewitness news" reporter joe holden has been keeping close tabs and joins us at city hall with those details, joe. >> good evening, and sources in the federal government liking this to assembling a giant puzzle. many campaigns that have benefited from the support, and political power of local 98. with the ibew's political financing and campaign clout under a federal microscope cbs-3 sifted through hundreds of pages of campaign finance documents. sources close to the investigation confirmed that a federal grand jury is scrutinizing how local 98 financed political campaigns. just last week labor magnet
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johnny dougherty pend in the letter that the ibew was instrumental in the elections of three pennsylvania supreme court justices, one of them dougherty's own brother. mayor jim kenney's campaign was also benefactor of local 98. finance reports for what is known as the local 98 commit thee on political education funneled just under $50,000 to kenney's campaign for t-shirts, signs and ads. last week sources confirmed that the kenney campaign received a federal subpoena requesting financial record. federal agents earlier this month seized boxes of record and documents from local 98 headquarters and city hall offices of councilman bobby henon. an attorney for kenney's campaign said they could not discuss the subpoena at the request of federal investigators. record show local 98, also steered more than $600,000 to kevin dougherty's run for supreme court. there were also quote, pepper and egg get together, at
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dock's union pub, political gathering paid for by local 98 high profile political muscle. the on monday mayor kenney say much of the attention focused on numerous investigations is a distraction. a spokesmen for john dougherty told us that he could not, share or was not aware of any particular focus, or how this investigation may be shaping up. he vehemently denied johnny dougherty at this point had become a target of the probe. now as of earlier this month john dougherty said that all of this was a widespread attack on local 98 by the federal government. live outside city hall tonight, joe holden, cbs-3 "eyewitness news". only on "eyewitness news" we're hearing from the father of the woman sexually assaulted during a home invasion in philadelphia's lawncrest neighborhood. he spoke with our alexandria hoff, she's live at that scene in lawncrest, alex. nicole, police say around 4:00 a.m. a mask man with the
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gun broke in the home through basement door, tying up several family members, and then sexually assaulting a woman inn side. this resident who asked that we do not the show his face was sleeping in his home in the 5100 block of nevis street. >> i woke up to hear my taught are crying. i said what is going on. >> after learning that his daughter had been sexually assaulted at gunpoint he then ran through the house and down into the basement. >> all i hear thinks moaning. that is when i look around and i see my brother-in-law tied up in front of the basement. they have him tied with wire, he was tied to either the gas line or waterline. then they had my sister tied up as well. >> reporter: his family members said intruder displayed a silver gun. >> i went running out of the basement door after him but i didn't see anything. >> reporter: police describe intruder as tall wearing a dark sweat shirt with the hood up and mask. another neighbor said a man
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matching that description attempted to break in a nearby house a short time earlier. >> someone with the dark hoodie was at her window and her son ran outside. that is when the burglar, you know, suspect ran away. >> reporter: the man who spoke with us and his family just moved to nevis four months ago and now they are forced to continue with their new lives here with a new degree of fright. >> i'm not crazy about the area as it is but we have to do what we have to do. >> reporter: that suspect is still on the run and that father is asking anyone with any information, to please contact the police. the reporting live from north philadelphia, alexandria hoff for cbs-3 "eyewitness news". >> all right, alex, thank you you. a 16 year-old boy ace monk five people charged in connection with the shoot-out on the atlantic city expressway that left one man dead. that teen was allegedly riding in this bullet riddled suv down in egg harbor township wawa yesterday. police say leonardo caro, shine stukes and stukes
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williams were inside, all four passengers suffering from gunshot wound. authorities found a fifth man anthony hicks uninjured on the car on the garden state parkway. his passenger was fatally shot in the head. people who live in that area said the incident is a talk of the town. >> we're still talking about it. going back to bring the kids to will school. >> investigators now want to know who was inside of this black pickup truck with the delaware plate, xc988134. they believe it is connect to the shooting. pennsylvania lawmakers voted to have bruce beamer become new attorney general. beamer was nominated for the job two weeks ago. former attorney can kathleen kane resigned after conviction for leaking secret testimony and lying under oath. kane faces prison time in election for attorney general, that will take place this november. count down to the presidential election is on, voters will head to the poles
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in just under 70 days. both can states are brought their campaigns to pennsylvania, today. now right now, hillary clinton's running mate tim kane is -- kaine is holding a rally in lancaster. this is tim kaine campaigning in erie. kaine's tour of pennsylvania continues tomorrow when he heads to the lehigh valley. donald trump's son eric trump was in the poconos to open up a trump campaign office. many of the donald trump's children have been campaigning on behalf of their father. the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley will have have much more on campaign 2016, that is coming up at 6:30 right here after our broadcast. well, some new parking spaces are unveiled in south jersey with wounded veterans in mind. >> "eyewitness news" at camden county college campus in blackwood. the first of eight purple heart spaces for wounded veterans was dedicated. >> this is very symbolic to the mission of our institution. we take great pride in being december interested as a veterans friendly school.
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we want to do everything possible to make our vets feel comfortable here. >> reporter: in addition to the colleges, purple heart spaces are in place at numerous library branches and county buildings. we have a warning down the shore to tell but. there is an increased risk of rip currents. for reason lets check with meteorologist justin drabick in for kate tonight, j.d. >> we have tropical activity in the height of the season. this is a live look at ocean city. wave axis rolling in. this will stay like this these waves have energy with them. head up strong rip currents, moderate risk for rip currents up and down new jersey shore, and even into the delaware beach and further south in the carolinas. we will talk about how long that threat will last and cool down in our forecast in a few minutes, ukee and nicole, back to you. also ahead on "eyewitness news" at 6:00 touching story, behind this photo. >> how a local police department helped make one little boys dream come true. plus phillies are teaching local kids a valuable lesson,
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the national campaign making a stop at citizens bank park and why it is about more than just playing a game. leslie. well, speaking of the bank phillies continue their series with the nationals down at the ballpark tonight and they will to have face one of the league's best pitchers, and you got to have soul, to play football. we will tell you about the new eagle later in sports.
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today, guns can be bought or at a weekend gun show. and if the wrong people get a gun... we know what can happen. pat toomey put our safety ahead of partisan politics. toomey crossed party lines 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
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of this advertising. a five-year old boy in delaware diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, has dreamed of becoming a police officer. >> well to day his dream came through. >> angel dejesus amorea was guest of honor at a special event in new castle county. police department gave angel a county police uniform and his own special badge. today's event raised money for the family's medical expenses. >> nice, very thighs. >> lucky philadelphia students were on the field today at citizens bank park.
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on the healthwatch tonight, a program to help education children about the importance of taking care of their bodies. >> health reporter stephanie stahl has the highlights. >> reporter: lots of highlights out there today. ballpark was turned into a special physical education class today to motivate young baseball players, and other youngsters from inner city neighborhoods. public awareness campaign was create todd combat obesity epidemic and much more. >> reporter: just like major leagues before a real game these philadelphia students got to go through basic ball drills on the field of dreams. >> it is an amazing pleasure, you get to learn new you things. >> i have to tell my friend i was playing on citizens bank field. >> reporter: this day was part of the campaign called play promoting lifetime of activity for youth sponsored by athletic trainers. >> it the is important to be healthy, keep your body fit. >> reporter: shawn is assistant athletic trainer for phillies and putting students through agility drills. >> it headaches it more fun to know their favorite players are doing it too. important to get kid up and
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moving in the early age and hopefully carries throughout the rest of their life. >> with fast food, coordination and stretching students had a session on nutrition. >> what are you drinking? apple juice. >> reporter: what message did you get out here today. >> that you should treat your body right. >> i lost my young are brother. >> reporter: don met with the kids to warn them about drugs and steroid which she says caused his brother an aspiring player to commit suicide. >> this ace i huge problem. we have one and a half million kids that admit to using anabolic steroids in our high school and that is girls, boys, athletes and non-athletes. >> reporter: and star pitcher aaron know ra under scored dangers of the drugs and highlighted importance of exercise and a good diet. >> keep your body healthy, that is what this is all about. >> reporter: that is what it is all about. play program takes place in 30 major baseball league ballparks around the country. philadelphia having one of the biggest programs with hundreds of students, getting what will
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hopefully be lessons that last a lifetime. >> they had a great time out there today. it wases hot but they enjoyed it. >> they didn't care. >> they were at phillies ballpark. >> that is right. >> that had to be something. it was a great day for a ballgame especially one with an important mission. today philadelphia fbi's softball team and parents and coaches of the the strawberry mansion all-star baseball league were at the playground for their annual step up to the plate strike out violence softball game. the event now in the tenth year is part of the fbi's outreach program aimed at improving trust between law enforcement, and the neighborhood. >> all right. welshing it looks like it was a pretty decent the day. >> home run hitter, you like this weather, hot, humid. >> yes. >> you ought to know, slugger. >> i played a little ball. >> that is what i thought. >> for about a year. i didn't mine getting out there having some fun. we will change it up, get a cool down on the way coming up heading in the holiday
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weekend. if you have outdoor plans you'll really like this forecast over the next several days. outside right now though it is full sunshine, and again, another hot day. we made it up to 90 officially. looking live at ben franklin bridge from the new jersey side across the delaware there with the clear conditions, tropics moving good, both directions but there is an accident westbound on the vine, so you may run into that. that is your ride. had to get that in. fill traffic. ukee loves when i say that is a look at your ride. storm scan three lets check that out and sees what weather is doing. we had showers earlier in south jersey near shore. cold front out near chicago that will bring the change in our forecast, later on thursday and certainly for upcoming weekend. that trent will steer a couple tropical systems back out to sea. we do have cloudiness, tropical depression number eight just south and east of hat race and that is moving out to sea already. eighty-eight current temperature coming off high of 90 degrees at the airport. nice breeze off the water here
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colorful temperatures, 70's and 80's. great beach weather for next several days. just that risk for strong rip currents. tomorrow though, humidity increases. we will call it steamy. starts backing off on thursday and friday, saturday real nice air moves in. very pleasant air has. low humidity. comfortable temperatures. few degrees below average. shore forecast tomorrow we are in the sunshine 84 degrees for the high. ocean water 77 degrees. rip current risk, moderate for strong rips. tomorrow and for next several days. up through weekend. how to you spot a rip current? rip current is wave action moving in. it has a lot of energy but water has to go back out to sea. it find a weak spot and develops a current and moving back off shore. it doesn't pull you under but it can pull you out. they are easy to spot. what you want to to is just look for channel of choppy water. you can find discolor water, debris or foam floating around and usually a break in the wave. don't panic.
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best thing to let it take you out and swim parallel to the beach until you get out of the rip current. temperatures though tomorrow another hot one up around 90 degrees before the front comes through trent passes us early thursday watch out for showers around thursday morning but temperatures drop back down in the 80's and then highs struggle to get to 80 on try. nice refreshing air mass building in. very quiet overnight tonight. few cloud around. tomorrow morning looks good in the afternoon. notice a build up in clouds, overnight, early thursday morning a couple showers, maybe hear thunder through overnight hours thursday. front passes pie thursday morning a couple showers, some of them could extend into thursday afternoon. thursday, not going to be the best beach day out of the next five to seven days. jet stream on the move, they move southward for start of the september. we will get push of cooler air doesn't last that long i'll show you another warm upcoming up. muggy warm 70's from the 50's and 60's. the noticeably more humid
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tomorrow. once again around 90. here's that extended tore cast. thursday that transition day clouds, some showers around, friday, beautiful, 80, sunshine we will keep that going. saturday and sunday. break out barbecue it is at least lee's house, everybody invited to bring over some food. we have some heat backup, next tuesday 88 degrees but welcomed break just in time for september. >> are you sure. >> you're all invited. >> yes. >> i'm working but that is all right. >> thanks, justin. >> byo, right. >> bird making cuts. >> make or break time eagles roster stand at 75, you have to get it down to 53 saturday and while there will be cuts we will tell you about in addition to the team and they didn't have to look very far addition to the team and they didn't have to look very far to find 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.
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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. eagles play their final game, and after that they have to trim that roster down to 53. meanwhile controversy surrounding 49ers quarterback colin kaepernick's refusal to stand for national anthem is forcing eagles head coach doug pederson to respond. yesterday we told you about eagles rookie mike tarvarez who said he would not stan. within a couple hours he change his mind. today reporters asked doug pederson on his stance on the issue. >> i don't necessarily have a policy per se. a dressed it with the team and listen, i can appreciate everybody's opinion and i respect everybody's opinions but at the same time i feel it is important and it is
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obviously out of the respect for men and women out of the country that sacrificed in order for us to see our coach and to play this great game. i get it. i understand it. but at the same time i encourage everybody to stand. >> meanwhile eagles didn't have to go too far to find their new player, bird signed philadelphia soul defensive lineman jake metz. solder ton native practiced with the team for the first time and will likely get playing time thursday night n his second season with the soul metz had eight sacks and name defensive lineman of the year. temple begins on friday against army, this is matt rule's fourth season as head coach with high expectations after last season and the team's first bowl appearance, since 2011. phillies back in action the at citizens bank parka begins the nationals. they were shut out four to nothing last night and it just doesn't get any easier on the phillies, we have matt scherzer on the mound, jared eickoff will get the start for phillies. the pete mackanin said his
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teams need to capitalized off scherzer's mistakes. >> you have to make sure he makes mistakes. you have to pick one side or the other give him one side and don't let him get you out the on the other side. you don't want to make outs on the both side of the plate. when he throws a mistake up there we can do some damage. >> problem is he doesn't throw too many mistakes. >> i know, let's go phillies. >> all right, leslie, thank you. cbs opening news is just a few minutes away. >> nora o'donnell is in for scott pelley and joins with us a look ahead. >> good evening, ukee and nicole. the on the "cbs evening news" new 911 tapes from the pulse nightclub shooting revealed, we will take you through them. new proposal to slow down big rigs increase driver safety. an open and shut case of true friendship, just ahead here on the "cbs evening
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thanks so much for watching "eyewitness news" at 6:00 o'clock. "eyewitness news" returns at ten on our sister station the cw philly and we will be back here on cbs-3 at 11:00. up next, "cbs evening news". nora o'donnell is in tonight for scott pelley. take care family, we will see you tonight.
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