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good morning at 4:00 new from overnight philadelphia police investigating a deadly shooting in the cobbs creek section of the city. plus the search continues this morning for person who stabbed an ice cream vendor on the campus of the lasalle university. how the victim is doing in a live report. shall we go outside taking a live look, nice and warm, right now 44 degrees but we will get wind and some chilly weather behind that, sue's full forecast straight ahead. sports betting battle will fight to legalize sports bet nothing new jersey head back to court. the what it means for gambling in the garden state. good day it is tuesday, march 17th, we want to wish you a happy st. patrick's day. top of the morning for you, in full green. >> you a said wear green i
wore green. >> sue serio here's the deal you have the green scarves on for st. patrick's day but when you grow to the green chromeakey what will you do. >> i may remove it or look invisible because that would be fun depending on what is going on. last st. patrick's day we got 4 inches of snow. look, it is dry, tranquil beautiful, 45 degrees, southeasterly breeze at 3 miles an hour. sunrise at 7:10 this morning. we have other temperatures, it is again not the too cold out there, just chilly, 38 degrees in mount pocono. forty-three lancaster. forty-two wilmington. forty-four in dover. we will see precipitation up to the north. it the looks like it will take there. we will see a few echoes in our area but none of that is really making it the to the frown. if we see a sprinkle will or two up near allentown it might be all you get. wearing of the green today and
it looks like st. patrick's day will get up to 62 degrees, early, early high temperature a cold front comes through wind pick up and they will gust up to 35 miles an hour, this afternoon. so end of the day a whole lot different then the beginning of the day but hopefully you will enjoy the the day and now i get to say top of the morning to bob kelly. >> top of the morning right back at you, good3morning everybody. i am at that green screen so not able to wear the the green for some of our traffic hits this morning. we will not be able to to that. >> do you want to get in with the the green. >> it is a violation. >> come on. >> i have surprises for you. 4:02. up and out in problems working your way in or out of town on the schuylkill expressway looking live at route 309 right here near the path turnpike. in problems or delays again at the moment but repaving operation that is going to set us back all this week along city line avenue.
all those potholes that we have been complaining about well, they will fix them in one clean sweep. they are repaving the whole stretch here throughout the the day on city avenue and that will take it down to one lane. caused big delays yesterday back again today. north on i-95 up toward airport no problems from delaware county but ramps to 291 remain closed through friday. you want to use island avenue as the alternate and all this week on the overnight from around 10:00p, they have already pick up this morning but they are working on i-95 between cottman avenue and girard avenue. last night a major jam with only one lane on that southbound side. so again just keep that in mind out and about on that stretch of i-95. plymouth road still block between blue route and butler pike. the best alternate would be germantown pike. mass transit looking g chris and lauren looking good. a man shot multiple time in juniata park is fighting for his life. police were called to the 46 hundred block of ellis street
and rush the rick tim to temple university hospital. investigators tell us he was shot once in the head once in the chest and twice in the back. the suspect was taken in custody. charges are pending. fill will a police are investigating a deadly shooting in the cobbs creek section of the city. nineteen year-old man was shot the twice the in the 6,000 block of irving street. he later died at the the the hospital. this morning no arrests have been made. if you have any information you are asked to call police. this morning police are looking into -- or looking for a person who stabbed a delivery person on the campus of the lasalle university. >> at this point they know that the suspect is only described as a white man in his 20's last seen wearing a lasalle hoodie and red hat. the fox 29's jennifer joyce is live at lasalle with more on this. good morning jennifer. >> reporter: good morning, guys. that is only description we have at this point in time. police are trying to work to find the person who did this. police say a jack and jill ice cream delivery man was at the lasalle's blue and gold dining
hall. he went to the men's room to wash his hand and stabbed in the shoulder by another man. it happened around 2:00 yesterday afternoon. the the suspect got off running. our chris o'connell talk with students who saw the the victim all bloody. they tried to help him until police arrived. >> he was sitting at a chair. they have all these napkins on him trying to stop the bleeding and cop cars every where. >> reporter: the man was taken to einstein hospital and he is expected to be okay. lasalle issued a safety text alert to students and staff asking them to shelter in place. that lasted 45 minutes. lasalle is working in close cooperation with philadelphia police. lauren and chris. >> jennifer joyce, life from olney for us. temple university suspend two football players from the team after it is learned they are involved in the police investigation. they are accused of improper conduct during an off campus event back in january no further information is being released at this time. when it is, we will let you
know. a lawsuit focused on new jersey sport betting league is back in the courtroom. >> major sports leagues are suing the state. steve keeley is live outside the federal courthouse in center city where today's proceedings will be heard. good morning steve. >> reporter: it its almost laughable, and probably secretly president obama himself. while he picks with and i katz his, ncaa back totes day while here in federal court the the ncaa lawyers will try to make an argument with the straight face that gambling, on ncaa things like the ncaa basketball tournament starting this week will harm the sport. an estimated 70 million a along with the president will have those blankets picked, gambling an estimated $9 billion a long with the attorney for ncaa lawyers, for the nfl nba hockey and baseball will also say that
gambling legally on sports will harm irreparably all of the sports. new jersey's lawyers should and most likely will argue betting with these brackets is what makes everybody watch ncaa tournament one the of the most watched sports events in this country and likely most profitable to the ncaa. more than anything including the bowl games. ncaa lawyer will be joined again by all four major sports leagues, two of the three federal appeals court judges, hearing these arguments today have family ties to big backers of the legal gambling. donald trump's sister and the wife of pennsylvania's governor responsible for bringing casino here to pennsylvania, ed rendell. it should be very interesting, lauren and chris. >> to say the least. >> all right steve thanks. also happening today trial begins for the man accused of have this caught on tape attack of the teenage girl on the trolley. damon oliver was charged with assault making terroristic threats and recollect restly endangering another person following that jana tack on
the the route 15 septa trolley. the 17 year-old suffered a black eye, broken nose and says it started when she bumped into him with her backpack. police say a new jersey mother helped her son cover up the disappearance of his wife. joe crosby of sicklerville is charged with tampering with evidence, in connection with the erika crippen case. crippen has in the been seen since new years eve. she's presumed dead but her body has not the been found. crippen's husband kyle crosby was charged with murder in january. now the the victim's family is hopeful that the new arrest will lead to discovering crippen's body. >> a step closer. we're a step closer. we're hoping that she talks and he know that his mom is in trouble. >> now it is time for him to do him mom a favor come clean, give the body up, help your mom get out of jail. >> prosecutors say jo crosby played a major role in helping her son kyle conceal the crime but did not elaborate citing the ongoing investigation.
maryland man has been charge with the stabbing death of the lehigh county woman. twenty year-old kayla barnes stabbed 54 year-old cheryl silverknack in the driveway of her upper macungie home. he then drove her car to another location and buried her body. >> the the vehicle will was locked. he looked inside the the vehicle with the flashlight and discovered that the front passenger driver side console rear view a had what i would describe as a large quantity of blood. young rookie officer... >> they arrested barnes at the her home where they found him with his 14 year old girlfriend hoist the victim's daughter. gloucester county teacher is under arrest accused of the up thinkable invading the privacy of his own students by recording images of the private areas of the gloucester institute of technology. alan mayor is a accused of taking inappropriate secret videos on have at least nine
victims. mayor, a ten year english teacher was arrested friday after authorities the say they discover video of students private parts. video reportedly taken during and after his english class. >> we want to make the parents away number one that this individual has been arrested and currently in jail. he is no longer teach at gcit. >> mayor is on unpaid leave from the school. he is facing charges including miss conn dunk invasion of privacy and endangering the welfare of the the child. he is in jail, he is sitting there on $300,000 bail. detectives are asking anyone with any information or potential victim information to please come forward. former allentown police officer has been charged with assaulting two men whom he had taken in custody. twenty-eight year-old ryan ales of quake are town was fire from the the police force on friday. authorities said on two separate the occasions he was seen assaulting suspects while they were under arrest. >> our police department and
employees have demonstrated at least in this instance the integrity to come forward and make us aware of the problem with one of our officers. >> he has been charged with aggravated assault and related offenses. two philadelphia fire fighters are recovering after being shot by power lines. the accident happened, after their ladder touched the electrical wire. crew had been responding to a house fire in north philadelphia on west norris street yesterday morning. one fire fighter had third degree burns on his feet. the second fire fighters injuries are minor. 4:11. coming up, the case of robert durst takes another bizarre twist. he is in a new orleans jail awaiting extradition to los angeles but he might have more trouble in louisiana. lets take another live look outside a mild start tour st. patrick's day but get ready for a dramatic change, sue will have your full forecast in a bit.
>> i cannot tell you who that is but it is irish music to celebrate st. patty's day. >> get you in the groove. >> yeah. >> here's the thing, you stand in front of a green board, so you are superimposed these graphics behind you but if you wore green you would be invisible. >> yes. >> this is a green that apparently is not offensive.
>> it looks like it is raining all over -- >> that is right. >> plenty of green on ultimate doppler radar, that is right and green of course, means rain but most of that is not here. the it is all up to the north and upstate new york, new york city. we have had reports of light rain in wrightstown allentown, and mount pocono area we have had reports of very light rain, not a big deal. would i not bring the the umbrella. i don't think you will need it. 45 degrees is the temperature. you don't need layer upon layer anyway. 38 degrees in the mountains. lancaster has 43. forty-four in dover right now. future temperatures i want to tell you what will happen here. we gel to the early high of 63 degrees today. by 11:00 this morning. then temperatures will plunge after a cold front comes through and by 5:00 p.m. we have already lost 10 degrees and it will get cold overnight and even colder with the wind picking up tomorrow. so as we look at the past
seven case we will see we have had ups and downs, we were at 61 degrees last week. back in the 60's today after 55 degrees yesterday. here is a look at the seven day forecast. we have 62 for today, and, 43 for tomorrow but with the wind, it is not even going to feel like 43. then it the is pretty cold, we have possibility of some wet snow, on friday morning changing over to rain won't that be an adventure. that ironically is the first day of spring and then kind of a roller coaster ride after that but change of 3eason that is kind of what happens. be ready for everything bob kelly in the seven day forecast. >> we are ready for anything today. before you head to work and put the kid on the school bus come join us later today we have a big st. patrick's day party. we are broadcasting live from 7:00 to 10:00 a.m. at katie o'donnell's in northeast philadelphia which is on
woodhaven road just off of i-95. myself and jen fred we are heading up there. we have the irish band and dancers, free admission free parking and, get this. >> free beer. >> free irish breakfast. irish breakfast, there you go. i-95 looking good here in northeast philadelphia in problems at the all between northeast and center city working your way up and down that i-95 corridor. we have one accident in cheltenham willow avenue at old york road. police are on the scene there coming from new jersey kind of quiet no problems or delays 42, 295 looking good. this closure from a sink hole over weekend still with us, plymouth roadblocked between blue route and butler pike. traffic diverted on to germantown pike and that has been a hot mess since the weekend and impacting traffic in the area of that plymouth meeting mall. market frankford line, broad street subway using shuttle buses until 5:00 o'clock. trains will be rolling. we will not be rolling nicely
on city avenue. repaving project every day this week, from 9:00 to 3:00. expect delays on city line avenue. the chris and lauren, back to you. 4:18. lets get to this real estate heir robert durst could face the death penalty if he does not leave the murder charge of his friend susan berman. anonymous law enforcement official says two letters one written to durst and anonymous note send to beverly hills police alerting them of the dead body is the key evidence that finally led to charges in the the 15 year-old cold case. >> meanwhile, durst is currently being held in new orleans, where he was arrested over the weekend. new legal trouble there could hold up this murder case. >> bob durst didn't kill susan berman. he is ready to end all of the rumor and speculation and have a trial but we're frustrated because the local authorities are considering filing charges on him here and holding him
here. >> durst has been the subject of the hbo documentary the jinks, which examines durst ties to the berman murder 1982 disappearance of his first wife and his 2003 acquittal of the texas murder case. durst also has ties, to our area graduating from lehigh university in 1965. he was arrested in a wegmans near a bet him in 2001 after jumping bail in the texas murder case. kurdish forces in iraq claim isis used chemical weapons begins them. kurd claim they have proof but allegations have not been verified by international authorities. the thinks as the u. gets assistance from a familiar face, in defeating the terror group. fox's kelly wright reports. >> reporter: new concerns from the fight against isis as kurdish forces in eye rash claim that the terror group is using chemical weapons against them. the alleged assaults happening as recently as december and january, forces there say they were afraid people would
panic, if the allegation where is made public. >> it is a problem of moral, but at the aim time we went to the hospital and we informed the the operations of the coalition forces, and the the americans that isis had clumped chlorine on us. >> kurdish officials releasing this video monday allegedly showing aftermath of the december 26th a attack that claimed have not been verified, but u.s. officials say that they are investigating. >> while we continue to take all allegations of chemical weapons used by isil and other actors including these recent allegations regarding use of the chemical weapon very seriously. >> reporter: as the you had continues to target isis with air strikes in iraq it is now also reaching out to former cia director david pet the rust for help in dealing with the militants. white house confirming monday that petraeus is advising the obama administration despite pleading guilty two weeks earlier to giving classified material to his mistress.
>> he is legitimately regarded as an expert when it comes to the security situation in iraq. so i think it makes a lot of sense for a senior administration officials on occasion consult him for advice. >> there is good news out of iraq. the security forces there say they have recaptured three villages monday from isis. they had been in militant hand for nearly a year. kelly wright, "fox news". israelis will vote in the general election that will determine if prime minister benjamin netanyahu will continue to serve as prime minister. facing falling poll numbers and fall out from peach to congress netanyahu switched positions on the establishment of the palestinian state and says he opposes one. era peel to hardliners he said wow keep building settlements in east jerusalem. still ahead, pete rose has a new appeal to be readmit todd major league baseball. >> but stay with sports, only a different kind here, tim tebow, is it tebow time in
pitch again this season. not a good game for the phillies best pitcher, cole hamels who is just working on stuff. he is working on grooving the ball right down the middle to chris davis, two innings, six hits, five runs, 16-four phillies lose to baltimore. eagles created more news yesterday but it seems anything eagles do creates news. tim tebow had a work out with the eagles after failing to find a team in the last two years, it is unlikely wow make the eagles. the chip kelly looks like he needed something to do. sixers were awful last night. to boston. they are awful a a lot of night. this terrible shot but the the sixers, they don't know what defense is. they don't get back. boston wins 108-89 after leading by 20 in the first quarter. that is sports in the minute. i'm howard eskin. it would be interesting to go see if villanova goes up against the the sixers. i think villanova might win that game. >> you do. >> i'm just saying. >> i can't wait for thursday. it will be fun. all eyes on pittsburgh at 6:30
on thursday. pete rose submitted a new request to be reinstate todd major league baseball. >> rosa greed to the lifetime ban from the sport in august of 1989, following an investigation that found he bet on the cincinnati red to win while he managed that team. he applied for reinstate in september of 1997 and in of 2002 with then commissioner budd selig who never ruled on the application but new commissioner paul man fred says he intend to work with rose on his request. still all time hits leader. mitt romney is not the throwing his hat back in the presidential ring next year but he is getting ready for the boxing ring, who the the former presidential candidate will fight, coming up. and later today everyone is irish and it has merchants seeing green, how much money is really spent on st. patrick's day.
ice cream vendor stabbed inside a building on a local college campus and now police are looking for his attack. live report on their search straight ahead. as weather gets warmer we will start to spend more time outside and city of philadelphia just got a nice chunk of change to make that prospect even more appealing. we will explain this one. and romney, like rocky? former presidential candidate is heading into the boxing ring. who he plans to fight, in the
charity bought. they is, right there. >> when i heard that yesterday i said i don't think this is a good idea. >> good day, everyone tuesday march 17th, 2015. happy st. patrick's day. >> happy st. patrick's day to you too. >> all right, sue serio what is weather looking like this tuesday for everyone who wants to head outside. >> not bad especially early part of the the day because it is starting off milder then yesterday at the 45 degrees with a 3-mile an hour breeze and ten after 7:00 is your sunrise time. other temperatures in the 40's. thirty-eight in mount pocono. we have 42 in wilmington. forty-four in dover. here's your ultimate doppler radar picture rain to the north of us, snow to the the north of that, we don't to have worry about any of that it looks like it will stay to the north. we have a cold front coming through later on, and that also is not expect to cause any rain but it will cause, a change in temperatures.
so we have 40's, chilly start to the day 63, early high and then by this evening, temperatures will plunge and it will become quite windy. we will have much more on st. patrick's day and beyond in the seven day forecast but bob kelly, i'm glad you are here but you are heading out the later this morning to katie o'donnell's. >> i may still there been by this afternoon. >> what did i say. >> late morning is our afternoon. >> we are heading up to katie o'donnell's, we will tell but that in a bit for a free st. patrick's day party. free food free parking and free admission beginning at 7:00 o'clock. jen fred and i are jumping in the decorated news van and heading up there to northeast philadelphia we are in good shape on all major roadways. kind of quiet overnight except in the neighborhood. old york road which is route 611 at willow avenue a one car accident. police are on the scene there ben franklin, walt whitman, commodore barry, in problems
at all up and over the span in toward philadelphia. we're unless good shape at philly international heading down to catch a flight in and out this morning no problems at all at the moment on arrivals and departures, but plymouth road is still block. that sink hole that developed on the bridge over the creek. traffic diverted on to germantown pike and butler pike throughout the day. give yourself extra time, grid lock since friday especially during the rush hours and the midday, chris and lauren back over to you. happening right the now police are searching for someone who stabbed an ice cream delivery man. >> they say victim was washing his hand when another man stabs him in the chest and ran off. fox 29's jennifer choice with the latest on the lasalle campus, good morning jen. >> reporter: good morning, guys. the based on those student we talk to they say a it is pretty scary and disturbing rightly so to a hear there was a stabbing inside their dining hall but for the most part it is a pretty safe campus. they do feel safe here with the strong presence of campus security this stabbing
happened yesterday at 2:00 in the afternoon police say a jack and jill ice cream delivery man was at lasalle's blue and gold dining hall and went to the men's room to wash his hand and tabbed in the shoulder by another man who took off running. our chris o'connell was on campus yesterday and talk to students who saw the the victim all bloody, as they tried to help him until police arrived. >> we looked over and he is sitting at a chair and they have all these napkins taped to him trying to stop the bleeding and there was cop cars every where. >> reporter: the man was taken to einstein hospital and is expect to be okay l will sal issued a safety text alert to students and staff asking home to shelter in place and that lasted 45 minutes. police are trying to find the person who did this. only description we have right now is he was a white male in his 20's wearing a lasalle sweat shirt and baseball cap lasalle university says it is working in close cooperation with police as they continue their investigation, chris and lauren. >> thanks so much for that update. staying in philadelphia where it planned to transform
an elevated railway in the green public space and one step closer to reality. the city hopes to make abandoned tracks a walkable hang out. the john s and james l knight and william penn foundation announced they are investing one million-dollar as part of the initiative led by the fairmount park conserve to transform public space in the city of philadelphia. >> it is sheer commitment to your own communities. we all live in this city but it is your particular focus on that piece of park area on that neighborhood aspect that makes your community the great part of the city of neighborhoods. >> the one million-dollar donation brings the project 60 percent of the way toward fund raising goal. there are plans to convert four other spaces throughout the city as well. a closed philadelphia train stop known as go station could be reopening in olde city. the delaware river are port authority is awaiting a report
to how much is needed to open franklin square station. it was abandoned back in 1979, reportedly it will cost 18.5 million-dollar to restore and another 8 million to update. still ahead at 4:35 major health news this morning. why doctors are warning against unnecessary tests for some patients. but first, st. patrick's day means big money for some businesses, we will break down the numbers straight ahead.
you know, who play this is song. >> tell me. >> green day is the the name of the ban. >> get it. >> so clever. >> yes. >> speaking of green. >> yes, st. patrick's day, millions of people across the country irish or not plan to celebrate. >> okay. i that means huge money from big businesses. lauren simonnet thei looks at st. patrick's day by the the numbers. >> reporter: cue the bagpipes and pints of green beer st. patrick's day is upon us and that means a whole lot of partying. there are 100 parade nationwide but two largest are in new york and boston. how does the rest of america celebrate? national retail federation took that question right to the public. >> 234810 americans will simply wear green to celebrate
st. patrick's day buzz you there are other ways, including going to a local bar, restaurant. >> reporter: many of them will be raising a glass of guinness, dublin based company says 13 million pints will be powered on march 17th alone. beer sales will approach quarter billion dollar mark. >> average person celebrating st. patrick's day this year will spend $37 which is very similar to last year. >> reporter: based on the amount, $4.6 billion in spending and younger americans who are predict to fork over the most green. >> young adults 18 to 24 are more likely to celebrate then any other age group however it is the 25 to 34 year-old who have a little bit the more money and little bit more discretionary income to celebrate. >> reporter: here's a fun fact u.s. sense is us bureau 34 million americans claim irish ancestry, seven times the population of the emerald aisle. in new york i'm lauren simonetti "fox news". do you have big plans.
>> where ever bob kelly is going, i'm going. >> i thought jen fred was only invited with him there. >> then i'm not going. coming up at 4:39, jurors in the boston bombing trial are taken to see a pretty big piece of in evidence that trial. we will have the latest in just a minute. but mr. putting people behind bars to sitting behind bars a los angeles police officer is in jail this morning for allegedly trying to smuggle a man across the border. how he got caught.
>> that is my kermit imitation. >> this is fun. >> kermit's green. we're all green on this st. patrick's day. >> new age kermit on social media sips a cup of tea and says that is in of my best. >> that is in of my business. >> hi sue, good morning. >> you do a lot of imitations but that is the the best one. >> that is pretty good. >> we've got three days left in our count down to spring but i don't know if i'm necessarily looking forward to it anymore because as you will see in the seven day forecast there is a bit of messy weather in the the forecast for friday. it is not until 6:45p m that it is official with the vernal
equinox but we will call that the the first day of spring. ultimate doppler plenty of green but not affecting us in our area at all. it is up to the north. we have seen a little bit of rain in the pocono mountains and the trenton area but most of that is moving out. we will escape that bought of rain temperatures it is 45 in the city. forty-three in red egg. thirty-eight in mount pocono. we have 43 in millville, and 42 in wilmington. but temperatures will rise and they will get mild today. sixty-two, 63 degrees early by about noon and then, we will see the plunge in temperatures and the wind will pick up. we will show you next time how high those win gusts are project to be later on but it will get cold fast. yesterday was a mild monday milder then average with a high of 55. we deserve that nine out of the ten. today we have 62 but then a
dramatic change tomorrow with the high of only 43 and wind making it feel like the the the 30's all day long. winter's last blast maybe but cold weather will continue through friday and then a little bit of the roller coaster ride. split is your seven day forecast, bob kelly, are folks behaving. >> so far 4:45. happy st. patrick's day looking good on i-95 in and out of the downtown philadelphia, no major problems, or delays get ready for big st. patrick's day party. we are all invited, we had count down, viewers voted and number one spot their favorite irish pub katie o'donnell's in northeast philadelphia we will there been from 7:00 to 10:00 jen fred, and i broadcasting live. we have free add initial, free parking right at philadelphia mills mall. formally the the franklin mills mall. free parking free admission, free breakfast, we have irish
band irish dancers all kinds of goodies. bring kid by before you head out to school. we will be up there beginning at 7:00 o'clock just off of i-95. north bound on the blue route off ramp to the germantown pike. watch for a crash. one vehicle hit here right here near toll plaza and then south on the northeast extension approaching the mid county interchange watch for a one car accident, and cheltenham willow avenue right at old york road that is route 611 through the neighborhood. market frankford, broad street subway they are using shuttle buses until 5:00 o'clock but rest of the mass transit system running with no delays. chris and lauren, back over to you. >> love the jacket by the way. owner of the the boat the where boston marathon bombing suspect dzhokhar tsarnaev was found hiding is expected to testify today. yesterday the the suspect and jurors went to see that boat. officials say there are more than a hundred bullets in it, window was shot out with the reported blood stained confession. tsarnaev faces the death penalty. the the the defense maintains
his dead brother was the master mine. man accuse odd have shooting two officers in ferguson last week claims police used excessive force during his arrest. the st. louis county police deny. that attorney for 20 year-old jeffery williams claims his client was not targeting officers at the protest and instead was aiming at someone he had a dispute with. los angeles police officer is if jail this morning for allegedly trying to smuggle a man across the border. lapd officer and woman passenger were arrested a saturday night in the border inn speak expects discovered an undocumented man, he is hiding in the truck of the suv. so a expects person for the lapd says ten year oath veteran is on paid leave until the the the investigation is done. >> even as a policeman, you should be held to the same standards as anybody who breaks the law. >> a california judge set the officer a's bond at $20,000. that officer was already on probation for dui. the the u.s. and iran are
back at the negotiating table in switzerland trying to move pass an intense intervention by republican senators. eye rain an diplomates confronted americans about an open letter about 47 republican senators last week. that letter warned any nuclear deal may expire the day president barack obama leaves office. that was one of the issues dealt with during the tense negotiations. five hour meeting led by secretary of state john kerry also brought up the subject of u.n. economic sanctions. relief workers are trying to get to the outer banks of vanuato following a sigh clean over the weekend. the it killed at least 24 people and has displaced more than 3,000 in the developing nation according to the u.n. radio and telephone communications withouter island have in the yet been established, days after the storm, and 90 percent of the buildings in the capitol are now damage or destroyed.
unaudible. >> it has been wiped out. we will have to start new again. >> australia and new zealand are taking a lead in the efforts now with u.n. relief agencies ram pink up for the the long term. an american battling ebola has taken a turn for the the worst. that worker has been at national institutes of health in bethesda, maryland since friday. the doctors have not released the person's name age or gender however, the hospital says the the patient's condition has gone from serious to critical. the worker contracted ebola while volunteering in sierra leone. in health news this morning the american college of physicians is advice ago begins routine stress tetz of a adults without symptoms of coronary heart disease. rather than screen low wrist ago adults for coronary heart disease ac p recommend physicians focus on strategies for improving health heart health. all they that is the leading cause of death in the u.s. they say there is in evidence that stress tests for low risk
people provide any benefit n fact, the test can result in false positive results and increase costs. a big hole is creating big problems on half forward avenue in west philadelphia that opened up when utility crew where is doing work on that street. >> so family who lives in that home next to it is very concerned, the sidewalk may cave-in. fox 29's bruce gordon is working to get results. >> i don't know what will happen. >> you are worried somebody will get hurt. >> yes. >> reporter: lloyd brown sits in front of the gaping home and shakes his head. he saw a backhoe from the water and sewer line work being didn't on this block park right in front of his home back in january. next time he looked the heavy equipment was gone, sidewalk was crack, and covered with gravel. >> since then it has been progressively getting worse. it is cracked more and sunk more. >> reporter: in recent days the huge portion of the sidewalk has actually collapsed, part of the haverford avenue a has also given way.
>> you are worried this whole thing could cave-in. >> exactly. >> reporter: when he spoke to the construction foreman in january brown was told wow fix this mess when the job on the block was complete. he has no idea when that would be. in the meantime he has put up his own barricade to protect neighbors and to help his family members in and out of the house. what has happened here thinks guy's entire sidewalk has caved in. i called the the water department. he a says there is no reason why heavy equipment should have been park in front of the brown's home there was no specific work being done at that address but they agreed to send a sewer maintenance crew to investigate and promised to properly barricade the area to protect the the public. as for brown... >> you called us why. >> i need some fast action. i cannot live like this. >> reporter: water department promising they will continue to look into this and figure out how the original damage was caused and what can be done to safe guard the area on a a more permanent basis. lloyd brown wants to get in and out of his home without
disappearing in the hole. it doesn't sound like too much to ask. we will keep working on it. in the news room working to get results i'm bruce gordon fox 29 news. >> we will wait and see how long it takes to repair that sidewalk. >> poor guy. 4:52. what do you think of this mitt romney is ot throwing his hat in the presidential ring but how about the boxing ring. hot former presidential candidate will fight next. >> this is just not a good idea.
so, this is st. patrick's day, you know what it is it is a religious celebration along this patron saint of ireland. >> look at you dropping jewels on us this morning. >> emeralds, they are green. don't forget our empire viewing party on wednesday night. >> party kicks off at 7:00 o'clock at miss tootsie escobar and restaurant on south street. you have to be here early because i hear there will be big crowd expected. get a good seat. i hope i can find a good seat to watch empire. do you realize you will not be watching empire because everybody will be talking to you. >> yes, we are watching. >> when you think of mitt romney you think of cuff links, rich guy right. >> politics.
>> oh, yeah. >> you think of him in the boxing ring. >> not at all. >> how about this, he is going to take on evander holyfield are you kidding me? this is all to raise money for charity vision, a group that provides medical equipment to the poorest areas of the world. so that is great. they will face off at union pacific depot in salt lake city on may 15th but will they really throw punches. there is no way. >> here's the deal if they do fyi, he is a former heavyweight champion of the world. >> right. >> he made mike tyson look like a girl. tyson had to bite his ears. would you get in the ring with a guy like that. >> absolutely not good there is no way he can hit him. how can holyfield hit romney he will get down like that, one pun much, just the shoulder. >> one jab and he is out. >> fun to watch though. >> great cause. coming up she has been missing since new years day
vendor on the campus of lasalle university, how the victim is nothing a live report. plus sports betting battle fight to legalize sports bet nothing new jersey head back to court today and what it means for gamblers in the garden state. our steve keeley will look at that. >> chris, lets go outside it was pretty warm to start us out this tuesday but it business to get chilly again. sue serio will have your forecast. >> local school is dealing with whooping cough what parents should know this morning about this out break. good day it is tuesday march 17th march 15th, 2015. >> it is finally here. kelly's count down is over good today is great big finally coming up in the 6:00 o'clock hour of good day philadelphia. >> i'm head to go katie o'donnell's in northeast philadelphia. >> 7:00 o'clock. >> how will the weather be. >> we have luck of the irish today. >> we have a lucky seven in your wet ther by the numbers today. it looks like it will be