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lawsuit now alleged is a racketeering entries, headed by labor leader john dougherty, and tonight he is talking only to cbs-3. good evening, i'm ukee washington. i'm nicole brewer. jessica dean is off tonight. man who filed the lawsuit got in the altercation with dougherty in january, and punches were thrown. >> he talked exclusively with our joe holden who joins us now outside the federal building in center city, joe, good evening. >> reporter: good evening to you, guys. in this federal lawsuit it is alleged john dougherty engaged in a pattern of racketeering allegedly intimidating and threatening, harassing non-union workers. the man who filed the lawsuit, says he was interviewed by fbi immediately, after philadelphia d.a. seth williams declined to prosecute the case instead referring it to the pennsylvania attorney general. >> dougherty was who bleep are you i'm here working. >> reporter: joshua keyscy takes us back to january when he got in the violent tank
with the labor leader john dougherty. parts of the exchanged were captured on video. details are contained in his federal racketeering lawsuit begins dougherty, ibew local 98 and three union employees. suit claims that dougherty and others intimidated, harassed and assaulted non-union workers. >> he was like who do you think you are. you want to fight or something. >> reporter: he is a non-union electrician and says january 21st threats escalated. he claims dougherty showed up at third and reid where he was working and started hurling racial remarks. >> he is hike this is my neighborhood and i don't want you working in it. >> reporter: dougherty then threw two punches breaking his nose. >> two clean really shots, after that, we were in brawl mode. he had wing tipped shoes on so i knew where he was. he was hain pit bull in the fight. >> reporter: his attorney cliff haines. >> is what john dougherty doing on the street, messing with a non-union electrician.
>> reporter: i sat down with haines today, he told me that philadelphia police had a strong case of aggravated assault against dougherty but decision to prosecute rested with philadelphia d.a. seth williams who instead, sent the case to the attorney general. >> i don't know why seth williams booted this to the attorney general, it is a city street crime. >> reporter: in an interview with ukee washing on just last month john dougherty says he is complete opposite of what is alleged in this lawsuit. >> i don't believe i'm a bully. i am effective. >> now a spokesmen for john dougherty and ibew says they have not seen a lawsuit and added that all you have to need to know about this is that the press saw it first, he also added just an hour ago they still had not yet been served. now within the last 15 minutes, we received a statement from d.a. seth williams. he said that the case was referred because of a long standing professional relationship between himself and john dougherty, and he also added that john dougherty
contributed to his campaign. meanwhile pennsylvania attorney general's office has convened a grand jury looking into that january street fight and interview in our story tells us he has already testified before that grand jury. in center city, joe holden for cbs-3 "eyewitness news". thanks, joe. in other news a philadelphia police officer has died in the line of duty. authority say 41 year-old douglass bamburger suffered an apparent heart attack working at the criminal justice sent they're morning. the police commissioner and mayor rushed to the officer's side at hand hand hospital where he later died. officer bamburger was a 16 year veteran of the force and survived by a wife and two children. well, last week someone vandalized a camden field used by a youth football team. tonight police say they have a suspect in custody. "eyewitness news" reporter alexandria hoff is in camden with how police caught up with alleged vandal, alex. >> reporter: ukee, this crew behind me they know a thing about stats but they were not ready for hit they took last
week. they had to redue their field, repaint their field house and now an arrest has been made. the camden raiders are coming off of a pretty successful weekend of match ups, games that had to be played, away, when their field is not yet safe enough to play on. >> the way they played this weekend, we had a couple losses but they played with more heart then i have seen him play before. >> reporter: rob kelly is head coach of the raiders, first year football program includes 80 kid who struggled to understand why two sundays ago someone would purposely ruin their field by tearing it up with their trucks before painting a swastika on their field house. that someone is now behind bars. >> he has a excess i have permanent history, so working on impulse we are not sure at this time but he said he didn't know why he did it. >> reporter: surveillance video media coverage and tips lid police to 28 year-old alexander peters of the gloucester city. he was in county prison after being sentenced friday for three years fun earlier
aggravated assault charge. he now faces third degree criminal mischief. >> he was very emotional in the interview so he understood the consequences and he knew he shouldn't have dit. >> if i had any word for him, what would i say. >> there is no room in your heart for hate, you know, racist crap is old, get over it, we all won. >> reporter: out of the hateful gesture came loving ones, over the weekend they donated game day transportation for the raiders, and the struggling team's go fund he page received over $2,500 in donationness just six days. now i have been told that a few big name sports teams have reached out to help so we will wait and see what comes of that. raiders are going to be playing in cinnaminson this weekend and they are hoping that their field will be ready and repaired in time for their november 18th home coming game. reporting from camden alexandria hoff for cbs-3 "eyewitness news". >> alex, thank you. smoking conditions led to the east vac ways of the drexel's le bow college of
business in the university city. chopper three over the scene. it happened around 2:30 this afternoon on 32nd and market. fire officials say crews found light smoke on the seventh floor and quickly laced the situation under control. no one was hurt. in the race for president the campaign trail is again, running through our area former president bill clinton stumped for his wife hillary clinton at montgomery county college this blue bell this afternoon. while democratic nominee is off the campaign trail today mr. clinton made a vice stop at clinton campaign office in ardmore. bill clinton says that pennsylvania is a critical battle ground state and every vote will count. >> go out and win this thing but tell other people if they don't want to miss this, this is a train to tomorrow and we need everybody to ride. >> republican nominee donald trump rallied supporters in colorado this afternoon. trump is blaming the media for his falling poll numbers in the wake of the second you'll assault and groping allegations. he still vows to defeat clinton in the battle ground
state. >> the press has created a rigged system and poisoned the mind of so many of our voters. i don't believe the polls anymore. i don't believe them. >> both candidates square off in their third, final presidential debate, tomorrow night. it is last day to register to vote in new jersey, and to be eligible to participate in this hotly contested election. some people were late to register but early to vote. "eyewitness news" reporter cleve bryan joins us live in blackwood tonight to explain, cleve. >> reporter: you can say some people procrastinating coming here because it is last take to register others eager beavers because it is first day you can hand in a mail in ballot and busy day here in camden county's new election center. >> today me and my wife were registered to vote, in the state of new jersey. >> reporter: as voter registration comes to an even, almost 200 people stopped by board of elections new voting center in blackwood to sign up
on tuesday. rose marie said she normally isn't very interested this politics but donald trump changed that. >> i haven't voted for a while now. >> i don't agree with donald trump at all. >> reporter: alan cohen said he is voting for hillary clinton but where they agree, casting a vote has heavier been easier. they did it to take. >> very convenient instead of waiting in line at polls. >> reporter: as voters registered they are made aware they can fill in mail in ballot and vote. >> young lady came in and coined the term vote right now. >> reporter: since 2009 when state went to offering absentee ballots to vote by hail early voting popularity has skyrocketed in new jersey. the just this year in camden county more than 40,000 people signed up to vote by mail and half turned in their ballots. >> it is very rewarding because we actually encourage our people, in camden county to vote and that is the most important thing to me is vote.
if you don't vote you don't have a voice in your government. >> reporter: being able to fill out a mail in ballot in person is like having election day experience at your convenience. >> i wanted my voice to be heard. >> reporter: here's some interesting facts, ukee, as of last night people registering to vote in camden county in the last five whose, new voters, 13,714. 1,713 as republican, and 4,989 as democrats, and topping the list, 6,796 as unaffiliated. live from blackwood i'm cleve bryan, cbs-3 "eyewitness news". >> thank you you for that. we are just about zero days from the election day stay with "eyewitness news" on air and on line, for campaign 2016 coverage. he left a lasting impression, still to come tonight honoring a man who pays and help paves the way for all children get access to education. we will show you how his
legacy is remembered in wilmington. also ahead. >> best of the time for whatever reason and just always been there for each other. >> power of friendship, how hanging out with your best friend can be healthier then exercise, kate? and we are in the middle of an october heat wave and spell, we have got temperatures heading for record again tomorrow, but this front comes through, starts to bring some changes, rain by end of the week and then by much colder air by week end. we will break it down when we come
union faculty at pennsylvania's 14 state universities could walk off the job tomorrow morning. the both side have been negotiating over raises, health care contributions and proposed new work rules. a strike is set for 5:00 a.m. tomorrow morning if no agreement is reached. state says that schools will remain opened despite a walk out but that some classes may be cancelled. special ceremony was held in wilmington, delaware to honor a hand whose passion and dedication to defending civil rights left a powerful impact on education hot first state, and our entire country. >> wow, wow. >> reporter: this historical marker thousand stand in front of the reading house which is childhood home of lewis reading first african hearn attorney in the state of
delaware. >> and, they have equal access to education and civil rights openings that we have enjoyed, were not happening. >> reporter: community members gathered to honor reading who for the for civil rights and liberties of african hearn delaware residents but in that fight he also helped change the future of education for all children in the united states. >> the case of my father, tried, opened university of delaware, and also, were part of the brown verse board of education case which desegregated schools throughout the nation. >> reporter: his daughter jb reading would like the reading house to stand as an important rehinder. >> i am horrified and frightened by the new voices of hate, in our society right now, and i would like people to remember that we already broke through those barriers and not to fall easily back into separation on the line of race. >> reporter: during a 57 years of practicing law lewis reading also handled cases
challenging segregation and discrimination in housing, public accommodations, employment and criminal justice system. on the cbs-3 healthwatch, true power of friendship, group from hallahan high that has been together for 60 years. they say friend ships have help keep them active and healthy. >> i believe it. receive niece stall looks at the group for a very special anniversary. >> this was 12 girls who graduated together, six decade ago, and vowed to keep their friendship as live, forever, agreeing that no matter what, nothing would stop them from getting together every month, and they have, just celebrating another milestone, together. >> we look exactly the same. >> they share a lifetime of memories this sister hood from hallahan high school the class of 1956. >> we just kind of got to know each other, i don't know, stood the test of time. for whatever reason, you know, we have just always been there for each other.
>> reporter: story board of photos, documents the 60 plus years they have been getting together every month. >> so when you look at this what to you think. >> it is fabulous. >> reporter: this celebrated at watermark retirement community where doctor karl bendik is the medical director. >> i think it is a hazing that they have been able to to that for so long. >> reporter: he said long term friendships and social interaction helps elderly love longer better health. >> beneficial for heart health, probably by helping with reducing levels of stress. >> i think it also helps preserve mental and cognitive function. there is studies that show people hoff good social ties and interactions, they have less dementia. >> reporter: most of the girlfriend are 78 now, together they have celebrated all of the milestones, marriages, children, grandchildren and heart break too, deaths and ill thesees. >> we have had a lot going on these years. >> reporter: annmarie gallagher was class president. >> what was it about this group that kept you all
together. >> i cannot think of anything specific, we were compatible and we had lots of fun. >> reporter: they met up for themselves and they are committed, to growing older together. for 60 years you all still like each other. >> yes, they ever ever been a problem, ever. >> reporter: they never had a fight. now, in may, the actual anniversary of their high school graduation ladies went on a cruise together to bermuda, and they are all ready busy planning their next trip. >> look out. >> fantastic. >> that is amazing. >> sixty and never a fight. >> yes. >> bring it out, that is what friend are for. >> that is right. >> thanks, mother nature has been friendly to us right now. >> i'll tell you what it has been a beautiful stretch so far this week and will get better, if you like it warm tomorrow is our record breaker here in philadelphia. it looks like we will easily break a record setback this 947, receipt i record, we didn't break century lust old record today but we will break
one tomorrow and then, things will start to change. enjoy warmth while we have got it. looking outside shows a beautiful evening in center city philadelphia. this is live from the cbs broadcast center looking out toward the sky line you can see sunset in the background looking great, we only have a few more weeks of the sunsetting at this time by the early days of november, we are going to see sunset in the 4:00 o'clock hour and it will be pitch tark so enjoy this light in the sky, this nice warmth while here it is on borrowed time so to speak. storm scan three shows first system that will swing through tomorrow, weak cold front, toss than the have a whole lot with it and will have less when it comes through our region tomorrow, maybe just a few cloud here and there but not putting a dent in the heat tomorrow, still a record breaker but another system will develop on the back edge of that bringing threat for rain especially friday, and then really knocking temperatures right back down to below average. it will be a big swing. we will go from well above to well below by the weekend.
temperature right now, still well above normal. 79 degrees right now in philadelphia. seventy-nine in allentown. seventy-seven in wilmington. we fell 1 degree shy of breaking a record in the city today. our high was 84. record was 85. record have been broken in allentown, trenton, wilmington. record of 85 was tied in reading. the those are two warm spots. allentown and reading, late october, 85 degrees, that is almost unheard of 20 full degrees above average and we have a few more record for the next few days. tomorrow's record is 80. thursday's record is also 80. tomorrow has a better shot of breaking it, thursday we will fall short but it will be close. we have got still warm air in place for thursday but tomorrow we are looking at mid 80's, we will easily, break that record but all things must come to an end, for us, a front sweeps through friday, heading in the weekend. you can see cool breeze from the north and west. the highs only in the 50's and 60's with lows in the the 30's and 40's. with the wind it may not feel much better then 40's
especially through the day on saturday. overnight a few clouds, hield 65 degrees. tomorrow partly sunny, record breaker at 14. eyewitness weather seven day forecast, look at the difference bottom falls out by week even, showers on friday, our wet day, so can't rule out shower thursday either. saturday's high 60 but with the win it may feel like 47, 48 at best and then sunday, monday on a cool, are as well. >> yes, exactly. >> i know. >> all right, don. >> think about this, if you had to guess what are eagles chances of headaching the playoffs? i want a percentage. think bit touring the break. also football at its finest, video, you have to see to believe. sports coming up
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the team start they picked up three out of the possible four points to start the season tonight they will visit chicago black hawks. orange and black at morning skate. they can expect to get chicago's best, hawks have lost one out of three to start the season so matt read says flyers in order to win this game they have to control the puck. >> they are a puck possession team, ton of skill, ton of speed, and they have the puck the better it is for us.
we have to play smart and simple. >> highlights at 11:00. now for buzz kill portion of the program, each week web site 538 to the come has a list that shows the teams chances of headaching nfl playoffs. before their loss to the washington they had a 57 percent chance to get in. now, it is down to just, 36 percent. they host undefeated vikings on sunday. nicole looking at me like what. college football now test for penn state saturday as they host second ranked ohio state. under urban meyer buck eyes are 21 and zero in true road games, that is right undefeated. last week they beat wisconsin in overtime. james franklin will to have come up with a plan to stop quarterback jt barrett. >> a large percentage of their rubbing game in design quarterback runs or read options like you mentioned and then you syringe until some scrambles as well. so, all of those things, factor this but he still has got good size, good quickness,
and he is strong, very, very strong. >> strong. >> jets/cardinals monday night football arizona defensive back patrick peterson, that is him right there, he lost a bet, guys and when that happens, you have to wear a trex costume touring warm ups. >> he was enjoying it it looks like. >> is that not the craziest thing you have ever seen. >> how about that. >> his arms way too long, to be a trex. >> you have time to vote on the friday football frenzy game of the week. washington township at cherokee, bishop shanahan at coatsville and central bucks east at central bucks west. go to cbs philly.com/frenzy to vote. we will announce the game of
gymnast got to meet and work out with olympic champions. >> they had a hand stand competition with jordan weaver. the skills competition, comes in advance, of the kelloggs tour of gymnastics champions, at the wells fargo center on friday. >> that is awesome. >> thanks for watching "eyewitness news" at 6:00. "eyewitness news" returns at ten on our sister station wpsg the cw philly, back here at 11:00 on cbs-3.
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