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center in philadelphia, this is cbs3 "eyewitness news". >> good evening, i'm chris may. >> i'm jessica dean. >> we'll begin our broadcast with the latest on the ray rice controversy. politicians in washington are calling for action as the nfl is promising an internal investigation into what's happened. the former fbi director robert muller will lead the investigation trying to find out what, if any knowledge the league had about this video. the nfl commissioner roger goodell told cbs news the league never saw that tape but that's been contradicted by a flew report that says a law enforcement official sent a dvd to the league. meanwhile today 16 women senators cents a letter asking commissioner goodell to adopt a zero tolerance policy for domestic violence. atlantic county prosecutor james mcclain is facing criticism for allowing rice to enter a pretrial intervention program. the leader of the atlantic county women's center says she's not surprised by the decision.
>> more typically they go through family court or they'll go through municipal court and they'll go through a process, there will be a restraining order. it's not usually jail time. >> mcclain insists rice did not receive any kind of special treatment. philadelphia police officer is facing charges tonight. officer joseph griffin accused of threatening and assaulting his wife on june 4th insides their home in the northeast. officer griffin turned himself in to internal affairs earlier today. >> it was a nice night to enjoy dinner outside in olde city philadelphia. "eyewitness news" after third and market tonight where some people were doing just that. meteorologist kathy orr tells us though our first taste of fall is just around the corner. kathy. >> yes, literally. we're looking at cooler air moving into the region as we speak. on storm scan3 showers well to the south. a cold front is moving through and you can see the cooler air already. in philadelphia 79, allentown 72, the poconos at 62 degrees.
if we go a little bit farther west in the keystone state, state college 61, pittsburgh 56 and all this cooler air is moving our way as soon as this front moves on through and it will only be a couple of hours. when we wake up tomorrow morning, 40's in the poconos, 50's to the north and west. philadelphia 62, 60 in wilmington and 60's to the south and east. coming up we're going to talk about major changes, a swing in the september temperatures. weekend showers and forecasting some 40's in the seven day. that is going to get you into the mood of the fall season. i'll be back with that later in the broadcast, jess. >> kathy thanks. on this september 11th, hundreds gathered in bucks county to remember those killed and celebrate the heroic actions of first responders. "eyewitness news" at the garden of reflection in lower makefield tonight. pendel residents and retired nypd officer artie roma was the key note speaker. his son was killed at the
world trade center. he escaped to safety and row lived the moments of danger on that fateful day. >> within seconds reality set in and i was -- i was on the ground and the rumbling stopped. smoke, debris and dust were everywhere and when i realized i was still alive we all start d to panic. >> 17 people from bucks county died in the september 11th attack. >> there were solemn remembrances in several parts of the area today. in philadelphia the day was marked by a special procession and a ceremony to make sure we never forget the lives lost. reporter john mcdevitt from our sister radio station kyw news radio was there. >> reporter: members of the philadelphia police and fire pipes and drums led a patriotic procession to the betsy ross house where a ceremony to remember those who lost their lives in 9/11 was held. >> our country suffered an incredible tragedy which shocked all of us to our core. the day will, of course, forever stand out in our
minds. loved ones and friends and others we did not know who lost their lives will remain forever in our hearts and in our souls. >> reporter: fire commissioner derek sawyer knew a new york firefighter who died on nine help. he asked people to stand up and say the names of a person they knew. >> we always say we never forget. if we don't bring them back up we'll forget. i thought that it was important for everyone to talk about that one person that they knew. >> reporter: there was a bell sounding memorial and a flag folding ceremony. members of the council rock south high school band also participated. >> it's just awesome how it -- how we took such a terrible incident and it reunited all of us as a country and we came together. >> reporter: the ceremony was held at the betsy ross house fitting since the first
american flag was made here. john mcdevitt for cbs3 "eyewitness news." >> we have much more on this commemoration of the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks online. the address is cbsphilly.comly. >> tonight philadelphia police are looking for three suspects in connection with a robbery on washington square. those suspects broke into a home in the 400 block of south jessup street. they got away with a safe containing $20,000 worth of jewelry as well as passports, birth certificates and cash. this happened early in the morning on labor day. if you have any information you're asked to contact philadelphia police. now to delaware where police released these sketches today. these are the two kids that investigators believe attacked and robbed a 12-year-old with cerebral palsy in newark. police believe the suspects in this case are between 12 and 14 years old. they're accused of pushing the victim's wheelchair into a storm great and then stealing his house keys.
>> to the tiff that has gone viral. tonight we're hearing from both sides. lesean mccoy defending his 20-cent tip after dining at a restaurant in northern liberties for what he calls bad service. >> the restaurant owner is standing by his employee. natasha brown is live with the latest. natasha. >> reporter: well, this is certainly a tale of two very different stories, both lesean mccoy and the pyt restaurant owner are speaking outer about this tip that is socially -- that is now certainly caused a social media frenzy. business is swift at pyt burger in northern liberties days after the restaurant went viral. now not just known for its burgers but for being the recipient of a 20-cent tip from eagles running back lesean mccoy. >> we've never had anyone meticulously spell out 00.20 cents and then add it up correctly and then walk out. >> reporter: today mccoy broke his silence about why he felt the tiny tip was
warranted. >> i tip on my service, you know, and i think it's a difference between good service and bad service or just having a bad day. it's a big difference from just being rude and disrespectful. >> reporter: tommy ott was there the night mccoy and a group of friends were served. he tells a different story altogether. >> his reason was some ambivalent request about bad service. it was impeccable service. he sat next to me, sat next to my general manager, sat next to my partner. >> reporter: hours after the meal he posted the bill and a message about the tip on facebook. that cast his restaurant into the social media spotlight but the most intriguing tweet came from charlie sheen. he offered to give the waiter $1,000 but mccoy is sticking with 20 cents. >> any restaurant that i go around in philadelphia i tip very well. i'm very respectful. >> reporter: well, certainly folks on different sides of this story tonight, we can
tell you that charlie sheen apparently has been in touch with the restaurant owner. the owner tells us that they're waiting on a package from sheen with that thousand dollars tip for the waiter. we're live here in northern liberties tonight, natasha brown, "eyewitness news" at 10:00 on the cw philly. >> well, tonight we have some exclusive information about a mysterious skin rash that has been spreading among students at temple university. only on "eyewitness news" our health reporter stephanie stahl with more on the condition that has sent dozens in search of medical treatment. >> reporter: instead of comparing notes, these temple university students are comparing skin rashes on the back sides of their legs. >> i have these huge welts down by leg. >> i think it's gross. high a rash that looked like bug bites, some kind of bites, mosquito bites. >> reporter: their rashes are fading but the students took pictures of what they first looked like, red raised blotches that that were irritating and itchy.
>> over the last year we've seen approximately 100 to 120 students that presented with this rash to the backs of their legs. it's a contact dermatitis. >> reporter: they haven't been able to identify what's causing the rashes but have been able to determine they're not bug bites. some suspect it could be from sitting on benches the cecil b. moore subway station. septa has received a few complaints. >> we did a visual inspection of those benches. we at no time saw any type of infestation. we don't know what happened or what the cause is but, you know, why take any chances. why not go ahead and address it so we went ahead again, power washed it, did a treatment and then sealed it. >> it was barricaded off the benches down in the station. >> reporter: students with rashes have been told to wear pants for now. >> i wish i knew what the answer was to like why i have all these bumps all over myself. >> reporter: temple university tells us most students have been successfully treated. the reactions are minor with
no lasting repercussions. i'm stephanie stahl, cbs3 "eyewitness news." >> well, there is also concern tonight that a dangerous respiratory illness is now in our area. we do know that 12 children are hospitalized in delaware right now with what could be enter row virus 68. that is a respiratory illness that sickened more than a thousand people, many of them kids in the midwest. the cdc is working to determine if this is in fact the virus. in the meantime the best defense is to make sure kids are washing their hands. >> new at 10:00 tonight, seven former players challenging the nfl concussion lawsuit settlement lost their federal court appeal in philadelphia. under that proposed settlement the nfl would pay at least $765 million to players diagnosis -- diagnosed with problems linked to concussion. the players called it a lousy deal. they can raise objections at a hearing in november.
in south jersey, there is a football program that's leading the way to help prevent concussions on the field. >> as matt rivers shows us tonight the team's approach is not stopping them from winning championships and their parents are thrilled. >> reporter: from the looks of it the shawnee freshman football team can tackle. and they can take a hit, too. but here's the thing, in practice, they don't do either one. >> our practices are different because i can tell you this we never tackle to the ground in practice. >> reporter: the coach stalked the sidelines for 38 years and for the last five he's focused on decreasing the amount of concussions his players sustain. less of this, more of using this telling assistants his way kept players on the field. >> i would say, look, when do you want them? you want them tuesday or friday night 'cause you can't have them both. >> reporter: at first, yes, a strange idea but injuries went down and parents caught on. >> i think they really need to make sure every high school team is doing the same thing
shawnee is doing. >> reporter: david odyssey's son plays for the renegades. she's on board. you're a mom. >> uh-huh. >> reporter: is it nerve wracking watching him play. >> absolutely. >> reporter: while moms tend to worry more than most their concerns is not misplaced. according to the sports concussion institute a football player has a 75 percent chance of sustaining a concussion and if it does happen that player is three times more likely to sustain another concussion in that same season. crystal banks knows that and only allows her son to play if he's taught to play safety. >> it's all about your technique. it's all about how you position yourself and how the coaches are coaching you. >> reporter: if you think of practice without tackling is no way to win games, well, you would be wrong. >> won a group four state championship last year. we won five championships in the last 10 -- 12 years. >> reporter: winning safely. matt rivers, "eyewitness news" on the cw philly. >> the ideal result. >> yeah.
>> still to come tonight a stunning decision in the blade runner murder trial. the judge has handed down a verdict on the most serious charge for oscar pistorius but the case is not yet over. >> more than two months after this deadly food truck explosion in philadelphia, there's a plan to make sure it never happens again. >> in weather we are tracking some clearing skies but weekend rain moving in rather quickly. we'll take a look at that plus a major cooldown in the wake of that. chris. >> and just being birds fans from day one is not the only thing that makes these guys special. we'll tell you why
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>> oscar pistorius was found not guilty of premeditated murder today but he could still go to prison. that's because the judge is expected to release the second half of her ruling in this case tomorrow morning. today she said pistorius was negligent in the shooting death of girlfriend reeva steenkamp but that his actions did notaries to premeditated murder. the move raises the possibility the olympian and double amputee could be convicted of culpable homicide. >> july's deadly food truck explosion in philadelphia had politicians taking action today. philadelphia city council president darryl clark introduced some legislation pushing for fire department inspections of food truck propane tanks. this blast in the food truck in feltonville killed a mother
and daughter and investigators do believe that a propane leak ignited that truck's grille. well, you talk about some close cousins. a couple of bundles of joy had people talking at abington hospital tonight. >> take a look at jack and owen, the baby boys were born just 22 hours apart. their mothers are sisters. bridget bink and her sister emily whitaker went through their pregnancies together and when bridget had her baby boy emily visited left the hospital but soon after that her water broke and her bundle of joy arrived. >> it's been the craziest nine months ever. we had a dual shower and it's just been crazy and great. it's like such a miracle times two. >> we always like hoped for the same sex whatever it was just to make them have that closeness and we didn't we were convinced girl and boy. i was so overwhelmed with happiness. just made that moment that much more. >> what fun those boys are going have together. they are the first children for emily and bridget and the
first grandchildren, too, for the family. >> in weather we are looking at a clearing sky. right now partly cloudy over center city philadelphia and skies will be clearing setting the stage for a very nice start to the weekend or a great end to the work week no matter how you slice it. take a look at storm scan3. we do have some showers well to the south towards salisbury maryland and the eastern shore. otherwise we are cooling down with a cold front that's moving through. 79 in philadelphia, 73 in reading, 62 in the poconos. the front swings through within the next couple hours, it will be noticeablely less humid for friday as high pressure to the north brings in a northerly flow of air, deeply skies, just a really nice day to be outside but just as soon as that moved in friday, a storm system moves in saturday bringing showers especially in the afternoon and an easterly flow and cooler temperatures with some clouds in the 70's. so saturday okay in the morning, not so great in the afternoon. sunday looks like the better half of the weekend. sunshine returns. temperatures in the 70's. a very pleasant day.
as far as the humidity is concerned, it will be very pleasant, very comfortable during the day on friday, going up a little bit humid for your saturday and then sunday back to very pleasant conditions. as we take a look at the probability of rain over the next several days through the week, friday no rain, not a chance. no problems. saturday, yes, for the afternoon, sunday will be dry and so will monday. so, i guess three out of four not so bad. overnight partly cloudy, the low 62 with westerly winds. for friday, mostly sunny, less humid, very comfortable, the high temperature 78. the normal high being 80 for this time of year. morning lows on monday will be the big story. this is what we're going to be talking about over the weekend. 40 to 45 degrees in the poconos. a very big cool snap in our northern parts of the region, the lehigh valley, 45 to 50. 50's in philadelphia and our suburbs and as you get a little bit further south through south jersey and along the shore, 55 to 60. that's pretty cool. the coolest air we've seen
over a widespread area so far as we head towards few. on the exclusive eyewitness weather seven-day forecast, decent weather for the komen three day but we will have those showers on saturday so be prepared for that. monday 77. tuesday 75. staying in the 70's with a few showers sprinkled in between right through most of next week and i hate to say it, gang but i think the 90's are over. >> so long 90's. >> fun while it lasted. >> we'll see you in exyear. >> yeah. >> all right, kathy, thanks. >> lesley is here with football, football and more football. >> that's right the birds preparing for that big monday night show down in indy and there's talk about the ray rice situation after the video surfaced of the ravens running back hitting his wife. that's coming up n
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him. >> i hope everybody -- everything gets solved and everybody go about their way and, you know, whatever happens, it is what it is but i think in the end i think everybody will get judged fairly. everybody will get what they deserve. it is what it is. >> i just hope he seeks the help that he needs to get and that family needs to get and hopefully for his sake and his family sake that they'll get those things corrected. >> back to the college, great young quarterback in andrew luck. he threw touch passes to eagles tight ends jack ertz while both played for stanford in college. >> he's a real goofy guy. we were in a lot of the same classes. i was trying to keep up with him in the academic side, he's real smarts. >> you guys have a little report card. >> pretty much at stanford that's what you compare. stanford we were competitive in every regard. >> and, yes, brent celek's
birds players served up fans. the phillies wrapping up a four game series with the pirates. a.j. burnett on the mound tonight. but this is all pittsburgh. ike davis slapping a single up the middle. puts the pirates up one-nothing. jump ahead now to the sixth, a runner on third right now, gregory polanco chops a single right there into right field. bad luck for the phils who had the infield in. pittsburgh went up four-nothing. phillies tried to rally in the ninth but lost four to one. team u.s.a. cruising into the finals of the fiba world cup. 18 points for carey irving. 96 to 68.
>> you need to let go of the microphone. >> does your neighbor deserve to be treated like this? >> i'm charlotte huffman. this woman didn't want to talk to us. she's in trouble for the signs she put up about her neighbor. >> it's torture to pull into my driveway not knowing what i'm going to be facing. >> he says she harassed him and terrified his pet. what can you do when a feud with a neighbor gets out of control. stopping a next door nightmare tonight after thursday night football. >> all right, charlotte thanks so much. thank you for watching "eyewitness news" on the cw philly. >> for kathy, lesley and all of us here, i'm chris may. >> i'm jessica dean. have a good night. we will see you on cbs3 after the game. >> ♪
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