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>> neighbors on the 1700 block of south conestoga street in southwest philadelphia is shocked by the sudden death and alleged sexual assault of a one year-old boy. brandy smith says she often saw the mother holding her son around the neighborhood. >> this woman she loved his little boy uncan ily and never anything like this would happen on our block. >> reporter: medics responded for reports of the unresponsive child around 5:30 wednesday afternoon and found baby without a pulls upstairs. he died about half an hour later at children's hospital of philadelphia. >> i cannot imagine what a mother feels when they lose a child. >> reporter: philadelphia police arrested boy's 24 year-old stepfather and say doctor noticed multiple bruces on the infant as well as signs of sexual assault. >> that is just very awful, just to say it is awful. >> reporter: stepfather faces multiple charges including attempted murder, rape, aggravated assault and endangering the welfare of a child. now at this time police are not identifying that
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stepfather, all we know he is a 24 year-old man and investigators are still waiting for an autopsy to determine the official cause of death, of that one year-old boy. but for now live from southwest philadelphia, i'm anita oh for cbs-3 "eyewitness news". family of the student who was allegedly sexually abused by an instructional aid has filed a federal lawsuit against tredyffrin easttown school district. ate alleged conestoga high school administrators and teachers created an environment that allowed assaults to happen. sixty-seven year-old arthur phillips was arrested in april and charged with sexually assaulting a female student multiple times. conestoga's principal is named in the lawsuit. bill cosby's own word were read to the jury today in his sexual assault trial, those comments were from an energy the entertainer, gave to police, in 2005. >> our joe holden joins us from the montgomery county courthouse in norristown with more of today's developments, beginning. >> reporter: good evening. that interview that we talk about in 2005, those were
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cosby's word to investigators, when we first started, of investigating his alleged sexual assault that andrea constand reported to cheltenham township, and, all of those years later and now beginning of the depositions where cosby was, questioned by constand's lawyers in a civil suit. that is ongoing in court. court has finished for the day bill cosby left just about 15 minutes ago. there was a lone woman who was heckling him yelling that we will not be scared of you bill cosby, basically setting up to him as this actor and comedian got into his car. bill cosby seemed unface by lack of support from hollywood as comedian sex assault trial. >> bear witness so i took to the world what i heard, what i saw and what i feel. >> reporter: joe torey and handful of others are in the courtroom as cosby word were read allowed to the jury.
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it is an is that correct details his exact response to investigators, after andrea constand, filed a sexual assault complaint against him. >> okay, i came out to hear the truth for myself, before anybody says anything else, i'm in the courtroom, i can really hear it. nobody was there, you know, just to see any of this happen it is all hearsay. >> reporter: late afternoon the smoking gun in the prosecution's case appeared, previously sealed deposition where it is said cosby admits to the sex assault. it is a blistering account that his lawyers un successfully for the to suppress. it details how relationship between the two evolved and how cosby used his power, influence over constand. her attorney settled with him for an undisclosed amount of money, a figure that cosby's own close friend said to be in the millions of dollars. so now jurors have gone home, day four is now in the books and would what remains to be seen is time line for this deposition and when the
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prosecution could possibly rest. there is talk of a saturday here at the courthouse that the jury might hear testimony on saturday. is there talk that this trial could be wrapping up, sometime , early next week. that would be an early time line. but for now that is very latest reporting live from montgomery county i'm joe holden for cbs-3 "eyewitness news". >> thank you, joe. now to the high political drama in washington. >> as seen live here on cbs-3, fired fbi i director james comey gave his first public testimony before congress and discussed meetings he had with president trump about the russia investigation. >> natasha brownies in the satellite center with the president's response. >> reporter: beginning to you both. former fbi director james come y testified for two and a half hours recalling his encounters with president trump. senators spent the hearing grilling comey on the russia investigation and also whether he believes the president made committed obstruction of justice. president watched part of his hearing with his personal
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attorney. >> we're under siege, you understand that. but we will come out, bigger, and better and stronger then ever. you watch. >> president trump promised to keep fighting as former fbi director james comey told congress, that the president fired him because of the investigation into trump campaign ties with russia. >> i was fired are in some way to change or the endeavor was to change the way that the russia investigation was being conducted. that is a very big deal. >> reporter: this is comey's first public statements since being fired may ninth but much of what he had to say had already been leak to the press today. comey admitted he leak it through a trusted friend because of the president's tweets warning he might have tapes of the meetings. >> i asked him too because i thought that might prompt the appointment of the special counsel. >> reporter: some senators pushed director comey about his lack of the response when president trump asked him to back off investigation into fired national security
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michael flynn. >> why didn't you stop and say mr. president, this is wrong, i cannot discuss this with you >> great question, maybe if i were a stronger, i would have, but i was so stunned by the conversation that i just took it in. >> the president feels completely vindicated. >> reporter: mark kasowitz president trump's personal a attorney denied the president ever asked to stop the investigation. >> the president never suggested that mr. comey quote let flynn go. >> reporter: mr. kasowitz slammed comey for leaking the material. >> we will leave it to the appropriate authorities to determine whether these leaks should be investigated along with all of the others that are being investigated. >> reporter: james comey met with members of the senate intelligence committee in the closed door session to discuss classified information right after that public hearing took place. that is very latest for now we are live from the sat center, natasha brown for cbs-3
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"eyewitness news". the hearing captured the attention of people not just in d.c. but all across the nation. there were watch parties a the bars here in philadelphia. "eyewitness news" at mcgillan old ale house in center city where tv sets were tuned in and turned up as crowd leaned in for every word of comey's testimony. >> i think bring things out in the open that need to be brought out, very intelligent questions are being asked, mr. a very honorable, intelligent individual. >> i don't believe comey is being honest. i don't trust him. i think he is a disgruntled ex-employee. >> some bars, even offered discounts on political theme drinks. for more details on comey's testimony stay tuned for "cbs evening news" with scott pelley, that is coming up at 6:30 right here after "eyewitness news". students from mastery charter schools in philadelphia are celebrating a big accomplishment. >> all 694 graduates are moving on to powe secondary educational programs and
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mastery hosting a signing day at temple university's liacouras center. this means that all of the students are moving on to college, job training programs or have enlisted, to everybody >> congrats. >> still ahead on "eyewitness news" lg gt q community is being celebrated in philadelphia, find out which big star is heading to our city for the philly pride festival. another below average day but all that is about to change, summer is on its way back and let you know when to expect highs in the 80's and when we can expect a heat wave in your full forecast, coming up, don. unusual victory celebration, you don't want to miss, and the schedule's out eagles training camp dates you need to know, that is late inner sports. our 11th annual alex scott a stand for hope tell-a-thon is happening right now. >> we are raising money to fight childhood cancer, please give us a call at 1.844.977.cbs3.
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up next see more of our favorite heroes.
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pride month is underway in philadelphia and today was a kick off ceremony at city hall celebration featured unveiling of the a new lb gtq rainbow pride flag that includes colors brown and black. that movies aimed at fueling talk about diversity, within the gay community. >> too often peoples color in the lb gtq community have been marginalized, ignored and intentionally left out of the conversation. we must change that and we must start here. >> actress megan mall which will head line the pride festival. pride parade is set for sunday june 18th. we're now in the home stretch of our 11th annual alex scott a stand for hope
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tell-a-thon and we are raising money and wear necessary for childhood cancer. ukee's live in the great hall with our favorite heroes and his family, ukee. >> that is right, he is my hero, cole give me that hero smile, there it is, i love it. we go way back. ten years, if i may remember. i will start with you. how are you feeling, how are you doing man i'm feeling really good. >> okay, okay. >> what are you doing what are your favorite things to do now >> i love watching, playing football. >> my man. >> playing video games, you know. >> i challenge you to a video game. i challenge you to a video game how is that. >> is this your sister. >> yes. >> big sister you are a twin, right. >> she's the youngest. >> isn't that something. >> what kind of support do you offer the family. >> it is really interesting being a sibling of the cancer survivor. it is almost like you are a survivor but you are not and
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you are so attached to them and you feel like you can only give so much and add even more to the foundation. >> amen. amen indeed. >> karen, this is mom, we get back a long way. >> we sure do. >> take me briefly through, some of the moments of the diagnosis, that we mentioned, 10 years. >> he is a 10 year serve i've. >> when you get that diagnosis , cole was only two when he was diagnosed with stage four neuroblastoma. when you get that diagnosed it is earth shattering. it effects every part of your life thaw can imagine, it effects your job, your relationship with family, even with friend. we were very fortunate in that a lot of people offered support to us, and it really brings the best out in people as well because people want to help and they want to lend that support. cole treatment protocol was 18 months chemotherapy, radiation
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, stem cell transplant. we were able to receive treatment in this air yacht ai du pont and chop as well. cole is really thrived as a survivor. the first couple years vice nerve racking because you are kind of doing a lot of follow-up every few months for additional scans, blood work. >> right. >> you are really walking on egg shells at that point because we are in the sure and each scan what will happen. you know, luckily, you know, my kid are awesome. my husband is awesome. >> tell billy said hi. >> i will, he is with my older daughter at a banquet tonight. biggest thing is that the family has to pull together to get through it and it has been a wonderful advocate for cole and just a good relationship. it is. >> beautiful family. >> thank you cole we got to go , you know where it is, split is, over here,
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1.844.977.cbs3. >> my man, i like that. >> stephanie, lets go over to you. >> awesome. >> hey, ukee, you and cole are doing the magic because we have some phones going here, 1.844.977.cbs3. we want to thank so many volunteers hoff been here helping us today. we have folks from the ibew and also we have got northwestern mutual and we even got adorable olivia here tonight helping on the phones. we need your help in the fight against pediatric cancer. folks in the back row we need phone calls for them, give us a call, 1.844.977.cbs3. jessica, back to you. >> all right, stephanie. we love the fitzgeralds so great to see all of them, and lauren casey joining us now and after so many days of cloud and rain, the sun came out for the stand for hope. sun came out for all of these volunteers, yes. >> you have been here. >> it is better.
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>> deservedly so. >> we did have cloud earlier but no rain, we will keep rain away and sunnies increasing. >> nice. >> as we speak, i much more beautiful scene even in the 5:00 o'clock show as we get a live look at center city philadelphia look at that. suburb. still some cloud but still seeing some blue there, temperatures 68 degrees, we still have an east wind that we cannot get rid of and it is keeping our temperatures well cooler then average. but as we head in the night tonight we will see a win shift and that is going to bring a lot of change to our forecast also change in the bern villain berks county live neighborhood network shows us, a couple of tiny cloud, that is it, otherwise blue skies and temperature near 70 degrees. storm scan three showing us a trend for clearing over last several hours. we have dense, high level cloud, deck in place and that is eroding from west toe revealing that sunshine, and, and montco, and sunshine, in center city philadelphia we are seeing more and more
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sunshine but they are seeing low pressure off shore and main moisture will remain off shore, see that trend broken off to the north and east, contribute to go that cloud cover but it will take with it as we head in the next several hours. the alex lemonade stand we have another show coming up from 7:00 to 8:00 so call in, donate, increasing sunshine, pleasant conditions, really nice evening in store. overnight tonight just a few passing cloud, cool, quiet, 57 e those windows opened and for the day tomorrow, summer finally returns after a lengthy absence, mostly sunny, warmer up to 82 degrees with the nice breeze in the afternoon. temperatures right new we are generally cooler then average a temperature gradient going, with that easterly wind temperatures in the lower 60's sixty-eight in philadelphia but we have more sunshine temperatures have made it up in the lower 70's but another cool one. 59 degrees in ocean city. sixty-one in stone harbor but all that as i mentioned business to change.
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check out the shore forecast over next several days, awesome, sunny, beautiful on friday, warm on saturday, sunshine, sunny, flower just by sunday. 83 degrees, make sure to have that sun screen. weekend outlook we are heating things big time, 85 on saturday, mostly sun which a stray afternoon thunderstorm possible and bright sunshine on sunday climbing up to 91 degrees, our fourth 90- degree high of the year so far and we will challenge some record as we head in the next several days. sunday record 95 degrees. we will get close. we will get closer on sunday with a forecast high of 93. on tuesday that record of 95 setback in the 1950's will get close with the forecast high of 92. so three days of 90's, that would be a heat wave sunday, monday and tuesday, we will start to feel that humid factor as we head into sunday and monday and getting down right steamy as we head into monday and tuesday, temperatures take a step back as we head into wednesday and thursday with berth rain but that is a lot of sunshine.
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>> yes it is and we will soak it all in. >> it would be nice. >> don's up next with sports. >> boy meets birth ball unusual victory celebration on the diamond. eagles will be working side by side in harmony with one of their opponents, find out who coming up next.
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phillies still in at plant not the best. >> because it will, be a moment. >> trying to win their fifth in the row but not to be. >> i was talking to baseball in the break is best thing ever. in the saying just saying. >> lets talk about this then. ben lively makes his second start tonight in atlanta but by the time he was born, and, ra dick i, and, and, ra, and, 17 years older. hopefully lively goodies enough to prevent this debacle phillies got crushed 14-one. it was so bad infielder andres blanco came on to pitch in the eighth inning. lively by the way went seven innings allowing just one run saturday in philadelphia. that was his first start. unofficial beginning of the eagles season has a date, this morning bird released their training camp schedule. here are the dates, you need to know quarterbacks, rookies, selected veterans report for practice july 24th.
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then everyone hits the fields for the first full team practice on july 27th. and once again this year the bird will host two open practices at the lincoln july 29th and august 6th. bolt practices begin at 10:00 a.m., free to the public and seating is first come, first serve. meanwhile bird were back on the field today wrapping up the last round of otas. they will return next week for mandatory mini camp. eagles also announced they will host joint practices, with the miami dolphins, before this team meet in week three of the season. doug peterson talks about what the team gets out of those practices. >> i think it is good that time of year in training camp specifically you have been beaten on each other for a few weeks and get a chance to practice against somebody else in the controlled environment is good and then of an opportunity to play, a game a couple days later. >> now we have seen creative victory celebration bus this one takes the cake. that is the phillies number
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one draft pick from last year mickey moan yak, bowling the imagery ball there nailing 710 bowling split with his fellow outfielders after lakewood blue claws win last night. well done. pick up that split. sign him up for pro bowling tour. they are hoping to play baseball. just saying. all right. this is a live look at our 11th annual alex scott a stand for hope tell-a-thon continues we are raising money to fight childhood cancer, glad, give us a call at 1.844.977.cbs3 once again 1.844.977.cbs3. we will be right
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all right. guys. >> yes indeed. >> good afternoon. come on family. that is right. >> you know what we're doing when we have been on the air
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since 6:00 a.m. we will be here until 8:00 p.m. but we need to you call to help our friend like c ole, cole fitzgerald, look at you, video game king, and you said your favorite thing to do are beside video game. >> you play football, what positiony don't really play football i like watching it. >> your favorite team, cole. >> eagles. >> come on, man we knew that. >> eagles cheer. >> fly eagles fly, baby that is it. >> that is my man. >> 1.844.977.cbs3. >> yes. >> lets talk a little bit to these volunteers, how are the phone today. >> ringing off the hook. >> very good ringing off the hook. >> and what brings you to this today. >> see how kind these people are when you talk to them on the phone. 1.844.977.cbs3. a dollar, five dollars, ten dollars, a hundred dollars. >> yes, indeed. >> whatever you have it makes a difference and cole you know
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that is true. >> yes. >> my manny talk tie young lady, kathy earlier she had just gotten out of the hospital on dialysis and she said i want to help the children, i want to help family. she donated maybe $25. whatever you have, whatever you have will go a very, very long way. >> all right. so lets get a look now at the tote board. this is not final because we have power hour from seven to 8:00 but what do we have right now. >> i will give you honor this time because dit last time. >> through go $5,451,823. >> wow, wow. >> that is beautiful. >> that makes a big difference >> as you said we still have aways to go, phone lines will be opened until 8:00 p.m. and we will come back after "cbs evening news" with our hour of power. >> that is right, are you sticking around. >> yes. >> fitzgerald's will be here led by cole and we will be here too we hope to hear from you. >> "cbs evening news" is next we will see you at 7:00. see you in a bit.
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captioning sponsored by cbs >> pelley: tonight, comey under oath. >> do you solemnly swear to tell the truth? >> pelley: the president. >> we're under siege. >> pelley: comey tells congress ending the flynn investigation was not just a threat from the president. >> you perceived it as an order. >> yes. >> the president never directed or suggested that mr. comey stop investigating anyone. >> pelley: a search for the truth. >> i've seen the tweet about tapes. lordy, i hope there are tapes. >> pelley: and a warning about the russians. >> they're coming after america. >> pelley: as congress investigates the assault on the u.s. election. >> and there clearly still remain a number of questions. >> if the president


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