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buckle your seat belt for wet and wild weather, some icing, record rain and then a major winter snap right back to reality. good evening and at 11:00 i'm bill ritter. >> this sunday soaking we're talking about may start a little earlier more on that in a moment. still unsettled into sunday afternoon with a couple of showers. winter weather advisories in connecticut.
might need the light umbrella tomorrow but it's not going to be raining a lot. this overspreads the area overnight. the roads northwest and west could get that glaze. that six hour wind swept soaking could start at 8:00 in the morning and last until 10:00 in the evening. we'll talk about the cool down that's just a few minutes away. >> stay ahead of the changing weather with the accu track. you can get the latest weather right on your smart phone. >> the city of brotherly love tonight shaken by an act of faith. the attempted assassination of a philadelphia cop by a man who pledged his allegiance to isis.
josh with the latest, he's in philadelphia tonight -- josh einiger. >> reporter: this police video might be silent but on the street last night. >>bam, bam ten times. >> reporter: the noise was deafening as the suspect opened fire. >> i'm shot. >> this is one of the scariest things i've ever seen. >> reporter: tried but somehow failed. hartnet hit only on the ground managed to chase down the gunman and shot him. >> he looked to be okay for
anything. >> he stated he pledges his allegiance to islamic state. he follows alla and that's the reason he was called upon to do this. >> reporter: law enforcement sources tells abc news, archer who had a home just two blocks from the scene had traveled to the middle east twice from newark and kennedy, he was on no watch lists. the 32-year-old officer spent time on the coast guard before becoming a police officer. >> it'll be a tough road but he's a tough guy. i love him. >> reporter: some said they didn't even flinch when they heard the shots, many here know officer hartnett that at a time of tension with police, johnson says he is one of them. >> he walk and check on the businesses, check up on everybody. say hello to everybody. speak to everybody. even those who were on drugs. he would look after them. so people were actually upset.
he is a good guy he's still with us. >> reporter: a good guy and a lucky guy indead. it's going to be a long road to recovery but he will recover. as for the suspects, family members say they blame mental illness more than religious extremism for what he allegedly did last night. but investigators are looking into what he was doing in saudi arabia and egypt in 2011 and 2012. as of now he has not yet been charged. we're live in philadelphia tonight, josh einiger, channel 7. a new clue tonight in the search for a hit-and-run driver who killed a pedestrian. police releasing this picture. they're searching for a 2003 to 2005 black honda pilot. police say the driver struck 59- year-old steven lichner while he was crossing at the intersection of cedar lane and harrison avenue.
notorious king pen. but no longer, joaquin guzman known around the world as "el chapo" back in custody tonight. tonight the dea updating its international wanted poster. now the big question, what to do with him. >> reporter: it the turns out the most wanted man with a $5 million bounty on his head was hiding in plain view. "el chapo" hold up in this hotel. his drug cartel lieutenants stashed in this modest house near by. inside an arsenal. sniper rifles, m16s, rocket propelled grenades. the shootout killed five cartel members. seven surviving. and then escorting him to a jet. his escape last spring a huge embarrassment for the mexican government, he had also escaped about 15 years ago.
out of maximum security prison with a whole lot of help and a well crafted tunnel. custom made for his short frame. today mexico president enrique pena nieto tweeting out, mission accomplished, we have him. what to do with "el chapo" the justice department here wants him back in the u.s. in the worse way. he's responsible for half of the illegal drugs that go from mexico into the unite. sade. police are searching for a man who robbed or tried to rob at least three women on the lower east side. his imagine caught on camera right before a 23-year-old woman's purse was snatched last month at an elevator on columbia. the same man tried to steal another woman's purse in a different building and demanded money from a third woman but fled empty-handed both times. police are searching for a man wanted for a particularly disturbing attack in the west valley. investigators say he knocked on
early sunday and pretended to be her neighbor. once inside her apartment he slapped and choked the victim and then sexually assaulted her. he also stole money and her cell phone. an intense search tonight by new york police for a hit- and-run driver who killed police. the 29 kwraoerl -- 29-year-old man struck and killed last night. he was hit by a dark colored four door sedan. the victim's name not yet released and that driver just kept ongoing. another crash, this one in brooklyn. this time seven children hurt when their school bus crashed with a car then flipped over. it happened this afternoon. six minor injuries but one child was seriously hurt. the power ball jackpot growing to record numbers. tonight it's already shattered previous jackpots and now topping $800 million. good to reach $1 billion by tomorrow's drawings.
the country it very well could. lottery players skipping across the border into california to try their luck. aj ross in jersey city where excitement and fantasies of winning abound. aj. >> sade it's enough money for a lifetime with cash left over and that's why so many people are buying power ball tickets hoping, wishing, praying for million jackpot. >> reporter: imagine the life you've always dreamed of becoming an instant reality. that's what the largest lottery is now offering in saturday's power ball drawing. >> just to be able to get out of the world and go places and see things. >> where do i start. i would help a whole lot. you know, try to rebuild my church that had a fire a few years ago.
jersey city has been lucky before. they're hoping the stars will align again. >> they have a lot of winners here in scratch off tickets. >> reporter: but winning a big one can make a big difference depending on taxes where you live. if you choose the lump sum you in new york city you walk away with 328 million and 356 million in jersey. >> sign the back, make a copy, put it in a safe deposit box, keep quiet, don't tell anybody you're the winner and then hire an attorney. >> reporter: that's not stopping dreamers from dreaming. >> i would only play it if the proceeds could go to the city of new york. >> reporter: there's been nonstop players, more than 1,900 tickets per minute were
i have to say i'm a new jersey resident i'm willing to help anybody out there if you want to do an 80-20 split i'm pretty flexible. >> you're making a lot of officers aj. that's still a lot of money. channel 7 is your lottery numbers home. two racoons walk into a chinese restaurant. no it's not the punch line of a joke, this really happened in new york city and someone pulled out their camera. remember the ebola scare, a new development and this one you're going to like.
a man who traveled to washington, d.c. allegedly planning to kidnap one of president obama's dogs is under arrest tonight. scott stockard was arrested on wednesday. the secret service says a shotgun, rifle, ammunition a machete and billy club were found in his truck. stockard also claimed that he was jesus and wanted to run for president. >> good news tonight about a deadly health care that rocked the country a year and a half ago. tonight the u.s. department suspending their ebola screening. last week the world health organization recorded being the
lamar odom out of the hospital three months after a near fatal drug overdose at a brothel in nevada. he has been moved to a private rehab center close to where his estranged wife kourtney kardashian lives. and perhaps it was that they did not see the health department sign. the one that says no animals. >> these were some very hungry guests and it seems they were tired of digging through the trash so instead they headed for a hot meal at this chinese restaurant behind me. they were not your usual paying customers, two huge racoons
in the bronx this week. they came in through the front door but did not get past the counter after climbing a metal gate. a worker had to fight it out with a broom stick. >> when the sun goes down that's when they come out. >> reporter: some say they've been breeding at this abandoned building. countless violations for garbage posted at the front door and a few blocks down, garbage can tops being held down by bricks. >> i saw into a home through the bars of the window. i've never seen that in my life. >> reporter: the racoons have company. >> it's scary because you can walk your dog and all of a sudden the racoons come out from any where. it's from the racoons to the skunks. >> huge, huge black skunk up the block. skunk, i'm walking and it stops
so i said no, let me run down the street. >> reporter: the city's 311 line received more than 1,500 racoon calls last year. that's more than 600 more calls about the problem than the previous year. as for getting this city to remove them. >> somebody already tried and the city said this is their homeland too, they were here before us. they've already tried that, no. >> reporter: the health department does not consider this an infestation rather a one time event. it's advising workers to intensively clean all the surfaces the racoons may have come into contact with. by the way this restaurant has an a grade. >> that's why the racoons went there. >> they want a good meal. >> don't mess with them. they get very vicious. >> they travel in packs, pretty scary. >> kungpou. and we go to record highs with soaking rain and then we finish with more wintery
so outside we go tonight. look at the george washington bridge. there might be a touch of drizzle here. i'm not worried about roadways in and around the new york city or the coast. if you're talking about the mountain bridge. if we start getting drizzle here then we could be talking about slippery conditions. the high today 45 degrees. beware of the black ice north and west. then that turns into a record high that could break a 140 year record: then we're falling to freezing quickly saturday night. here we are at stand hope jersey, not far from freezing. 41 cliffton and 42 in closter. monticello at 32 degrees. you can see once we get 45 or 50 miles from the north that's when we get concerned about icing. not a wash out. you need your umbrella for a while but for the most part you're carrying your umbrella.
york city but for the most part the clouds are moderate. more drizzle starting to come in from pennsylvania but nothing particularly heavy. there's the early stages of our sunday soaker coming in from the gulf of mexico. a lot of moisture with that. watch the futurecast here. you have your drizzle tomorrow morning and temperatures within a few degrees of freezing in sussex. and everyone into tomorrow evening you might have a touch of drizzle but the heavy rain the morning. this rain really wants to come in early. this should be in the wee hours of the morning to 10 or 11. we're going to really get heavy wind. if you have any plans to travel on sunday morning. if you can avoid that great, it's going to be a tough ride to church sunday morning then things are going to be getting a little better as we go
even a break of sun could bring a shower. we need record warmth in the afternoon. look at the projected lows down into the 20s. any residual dampness could mean some black ice for your afternoon. areas of fog when you wake up tomorrow. that drizzle mainly in the morning. just mostly cloudy in the afternoon hours. tomorrow night temperatures rise through the mid- and upper 40s but the heavier rain is after midnight into sunday mortgage -- morning you see it here. look at the low sunday night. 32degrees on monday morning. only 36 during the day. maybe black ice for the morning commute and it feels like 20s in the afternoon. we have a brief bump in temperature on tuesday. then our first threat of maybe some coating of snow around the area. that's going to go beyond wednesday. we're staying cool all week long and this weather pattern has flipped. we're going to pick it up from here. >> from 60 to 24 that's amazing. up next, talk about a close call.
impaled on the way to school. apparently the engineers who designed the ford f-150 have been burning the candle at all ends. cuz' check out their latest brainstorm: pro trailer backup assist. just turn this little knob on the dash and it helps steer your trailer exactly where you want it to go. it's just one more bit of brilliance you can't get on any other truck. freakish. this is the ford f-150.
the mother says her teenage son may have saved her life. he had been driving the suv the night before, moved the seat farther back than she keeps it and that saved her. exercise is not usually recommended for most cancer patients but new analysis of previous study shows exercise did help some patients if they started working out during treatment and continued it afterward. the studies involve a variety of cancer typing including breast cancer. remember we talked just a few hours about that knicks game. it could be a huge game. just checking to see if you remember. straight ahead. we'll get to the san antonio where it was close. so close that shot decided the whole game.
>> then th apparently the engineers who designed the ford f-150 have been burning the candle at all ends. cuz' check out their latest brainstorm: pro trailer backup assist. just turn this little knob on the dash and it helps steer your trailer exactly where you want it to go. it's just one more bit of brilliance you can't get on any other truck. freakish. this is the ford f-150.
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we'll be moving on, the spurs 21-0 at home. that's what the knicks were up against. won three straight over all. the rookie porsingas what a night. pushed that to nine. then the spurs end the half with leonard. the spurs tony parker three point lead. porsingas 28 points. they get the stop then they get the ball. this for the win. calderon 100-99.
great game. but the spurs are still unbeaten at home. on the other end of that spectrum. the nets lost eight straight at home up against the magic in brooklyn tonight. 11-1 tied game. the nets were up one at the half. brook lopez leads the way at 17. he was only six of 15 from the floor. the nets lose their ninth straight at home 83-77. they haven't won at home since december 10th. the giant's coaching search ready to head into the weekend. marone scheduled to interview tomorrow. he would be the sixth candidate. today it was adam gase. he's a pretty popular fellow. he's interviewed at a few places. worked with jay cutler, payton
released today. brandon marshal and -- the nfl afc games tomorrow. kansas city on a 10 game winning streak but hasn't woman 2015. nfl play off. postseason football on abc for the first time in 10 years the last game, super bowl xl. >> we put all the chips out on the table. at the beginning of the year the offseason program here's our goal to make the play offs so guess what. now we're in the play offs. and if you win you advance you have a better chance to get one of these things. >> there you go. get married. back in late december, the devils lost to the bruins but boston has won 1-5 since then. the lions trying to turn things around against the bruins.
>> does he bring the centers for medicare and medicaid services recently asked patients to rate the quality of over 3.500 hospitals. fewer than 6% received 5 stars. among them was cancer treatment centers of america in philadelphia. cancercenter.com slash eastern. wow. the internet is crazy fast here. i know, right? it's so nice to have everyone over. hi hey. mmm. i just laid an egg. does anybody want it? joey, you want some gasoline? yes, please. mom, guess what? i married a clown and we're having tiny little clown babies. mhm. i just bought a hammer. with internet fast enough for everyone, your guests might get a bit carried away. get out of the past.
apparently the engineers who designed the ford f-150 have been burning the candle at all ends. cuz' check out their latest brainstorm: pro trailer backup assist. just turn this little knob on the dash and it helps steer your trailer exactly where you want it to go. it's just one more bit of brilliance you can't get on any other truck. freakish. this is the ford f-150. and every other truck is history a busy news night. thanks for watching. i'm bill ritter.