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sent two philadelphia police officers, a philadelphia fire department lieutenant and a resident to the hospital tonight, but luckily from what we understand, they will all be okay. take a look at the scene from skyfox high above 1800 block of taylor street. this is just before 8:00. flames shooting through the ro roof. two, 22nd district plane clothes narcotics officers were among the first to arrive here. they went into the home to search for occupants, but it became simply too smokey for them and then a firefighter was also injured when he was hit in the face with some sort of debris. his injuries we are told are not life threatening, and panicked family members, they showed up to the scene. obviously emotional over their home being destroyed and resident of that house also made it out was transported to the hospital with smoke inhalation. so a very close call for three of philly's first responders.
>> our folks police and fire all our first responders, you know, we take an oath to do this and it just goes to show their dedication to the citizens of philadelphia. >> neighbors alerted officers that there was at least one person still inside the house trapped in the house. there was heavy smoke, heavy fire. these two officers entered the property, they tried to make a rescue. they were overcome by smoke. they couldn't see. they couldn't breathe. and as much as that they wanted to get in and get this individual out, they had to withdrawal. >> reporter: the fire marshal is here investigating. so far no cause of this fire considering how bad it was, everyone obviously lucky to make the out with injuries that are not life threatening to night. iain? >> absolutely, chris. all right. thank you. we are following more breaking news out of north philadelphia tonight. 13-year-old boy fighting for his life after being shot almost half dozen times. fox 29's shawnette wilson live at temple -- university hospital
tonight where that boy and his brother were taken after those bullets started flying. shawnette? >> reporter: iain, as you just mentioned, the victims two brothers here at temple hospital. at last check we're told they were in stable condition. let's take look at skyfox video. we flew over the scene when this happened earlier this evening. police say shots were fired on the 3500 block of north 18th street. a 13-year-old boy was shot five times we're told he was hit four times in the leg and also suffered a graze wound to his back. his 20-year-old brother was shot in the rear end. according to police, the mother actually drove her son the 13-year-old here to temple hospital. his brother was also taken in another private car here to the hospital. police on the scene say they found eight shell casings but still at this hour no motive, no weapon recovered, and no suspect in custody. back here live outside the hospital we're told by police that the brothers have not been exactly forthcoming with information about what may have
happened. police are reviewing surveillance cameras from possibly three businesses nearby where the shooting happened. as soon as we get more information, we'll of course let you know but again a 13-year-old boy and his 20-year-old brother shot tonight. they're both here in stable condition at temple hospital. back to you. >> all right, shawnette thank you. n gloucester county tonight police on the scene what they're calling a very serious accident. skyfox live over the intersection of new street and paddock drive in glassboro. officers are not releasing a whole lot of information right now. we do know though that traffic is being diverted in the area. >> on your radar tonight those cold temps are out of here at least for a few days. life look at old city tonight where most folks still need add jacket out tonight. i'm one of those folks. totally different story tomorr tomorrow. life look at wilmington. kathy we're talking about back in the 70s. >> looking good out there. today we made it into the 70s and tomorrow temperatures will be soaring. you can see all the activity the clouds rain staying well to the north we're in the clear and still pretty mild out there.
in the city it's 60. 52 in pottstown. 56 in wilmington and in millville and down the shore in atlantic city it is 58 degrees. not much wind but still coming out of the southwest that is a warm wind for us and that will help keep temperatures up overnight. you step out the door tomorrow morning, not quite as cool, no frost to worry about. 55 degrees by 9:00 o'clock mostly sunny. you won't believe what happens by noon. a great break. good time to get outside, eat lunch outdoors. 67 degrees already. so coming up we'll talk about a surge of 70s in the seven day, track our next front and let you know when it will be feeling more like fall. is this the last time we'll have a warmup before winter? we'll talk about that as well. >> all right, kathy, thanks. couple op on a shopping spree. police say using the cash and credit cards they swiped from a 78-year-old woman. that victim says her act of generosity cost her dearly. >> aside from the money there's one thing she desperately wants back and she spoke only to fox 29's dave schratwieser tonight live at police headquarters.
dave? >> reporter: lucy, marie bonner was simply trying to do a favor for a stranger when these two pickpockets took total advantage of her. they swiped her wallet and began spendinspending money as quickls they can. >> i was just being kind. >> reporter: inspired by the pope's recent visit to philadelphia, marie bonner kindly stopped to help a complete stranger at the july row counter in kohl's recently and it cost her dearly. >> he told me he need add present for his grandmother, and i picked out three necklaces that i thought that she would like. >> reporter: while marie was helping the man police say this woman was caught on tape rummaging through marie's pocketbook and stealing her wallet. >> i suddenly didn't have a wallet. >> reporter: police say the stranger and his female accomplice quickly left the store and headed to the boulevard. using marie's credit cards they went on a 35 minute shopping spree. spending over $3,500. >> i guess somebody was very desperate for cash that they had
to do something like that. >> reporter: detectives say the two bandits went to macy's buy electronics including a big screen tv. they stopped at two wawa gas stations on the boulevard and bought lots of gift cards using marie's credit cards. the extravagant spending spree ended when marie quickly notified authorities. >> they would have spent more but the card got decline. >> reporter: marie is hoping to get a prized possession back from the stolen wallet a cherish photo of her late husband before he died. she's also hoping her story will prevent others from being victimized. >> keep your purse with you. and just don't be fooled by criminal. >> reporter: now, marie lost $300 in cash, credit cards, personal id and that photo of her late husband that she'd love to get back. police warn that these two pickpockets are still out there. folks should be careful with their personal belongings when they're out shopping. if you have any information on those suspects, you can call northwest detectives.
iain. >> all right, dave, thank you. let's hope they get caught. port richmond now police are investigating a failed burglary that ended in gunfire this happened just before 2:00 sunday morning at the ming river restaurant on east cambria street. a worker cleaning up in the back of the store heard three gunshots in the front of the store. when he went to check out what was happening he saw two men with a shotgun firing away at the atm but they couldn't get it open. both guys eventually ran off without any cash ton night police are now looking for those two men. developing new out of the city's kensington neighborhood. one man is on the run tonight. shooter caught after a violent home invasion and kidnapping this morning. detectives say they tied up a woman on the first floor of the home, then went into upstairs bedroom where a man and woman were sleeping much police say they demanded money. punched the woman in the face and forced they are drive them to an atm so she can get them cash. and just as they pulled back up to the home, officers arrived. at that point in time one of our offenders fled on foot and
escape. the other offender went back inside the vehicle and tried to make his escape. that the the police wrestled him inside the car and took him into custody. >> that man 28-year-old edwin valez among the charges he's now facing robbery and kidnapping. police believe the two men chose this home randomly. homeless parents in court today fighting to keep their kids after one was found wandering in love park bare foot and by himself. it's a story that's touched many hearts across the country. fox 29's dawn timmeney was at that courthouse today and shows us this family has a lot of people rooting for them. >> one thing, one thing i want to make sure of, is that we understand that we have to stick by this family. we have to stay with them. >> reporter: brian jenkins the chose season 300 minute trees fighting back tears as he advocates for 27-year-old angelique roland and 54-year-old michael jones. >> i feel their hurt. i feel their pain. >> reporter: the family's
story of homelessness sweeping social media after two-year-old jeremiah was found wandering around love park all alone just before midnight on friday. the couple and their four-year-old daughter asleep in cardboard boxes on the park's edge when their little boy slipped off. michael jones explaining their dire situation in this youtube video. >> being put out and we had no place to go. the shelter system told us to call back the next day. dot best you can and come back and try again the next day. >> reporter: fortunately injury new maya was found unharmed and the two children are now in the care of dhs. the parents attending a hearing today to try to get their little ones back but it did not go as they had hoped. >> there are some things that have to be checked to make sure that the children are going to go into a safe environment. >> reporter: we've learn the children's mother who happens to be seven months pregnant now was allegedly involved in an incident earlier this month with a septa police officer. and septa is recommending that the district attorney file charges. >> our prayers are with the
family and, people have to realize this is a family that's coming out of homelessness. there's multiple challenges. what caused it? how did they get there? we have to be as a society as compassionate as possible. >> we need help. but i would like -- we would like to anything for that was given to us. >> reporter: michael jones has received dozens and dozens of job offers chosen flee hundred minute trees has raised over $12,000 to cover the cost of an apartment and utilities for one year and donations continues to pour in. it's still not clear however when the couple could get their children back. dawn timmeney, fox 29 news. a guy dancing on the roof of a burning building. flames and smoke pouring from the windows as police try to get him down. it only got more bizarre. how officers were finally forced to get him down. a local woman with a promising future murdered, killed in her home. we go looking for answers. what we found that could save your life. plus, a dad goes to pick up
his baby girl from daycare, but there's one problem. no one is there. >> i kick the door like this and then i heard my baby screaming in the background. >> one-year-old journey locked inside alone. she's okay tonight. why her mom says the daycare saw little journey in a crib but left any way. and get ready. what could be a big change on the pennsylvania turnpike. what's meant to keep you save that lawmakers cou
>> two police officers, a firefighter and a resident all injured tonight aft a fire in north philadelphia. on the 1800 block of taylor street. it happened right around 8:00 o'clock. two plane clothes officers were among the first to arrive. they race flood that home to search for people but the smoke was just too heavy for them. a firefighter is also injured. parentsly some type of debris hit him in the face. and someone who lived in that home is now at the hospital for smoke inhale laying. however, all are expected to be okay. for more than two decades they have been given most drivers way to stay connected after emergencies on the road but now pennsylvania lawmakers say they might pull the plug on the turnpike's emergency call boxes and that is getting a whole lot of reaction. fox 29 weekend's bill anderson has it. ♪ >> reporter: with the constant budget challenges in pennsylvania, lawmakers are always looking for ways to save money. one of the latest proposals is
to eliminate the thousand or so safety call boxes along the pennsylvania turnpike. designed as a safety measure, pretty much every mile of the pennsylvania turnpike the safety box use is way down and the bill sponsor told me that technology basically makes the boxes useless. >> at one point, they served a purpose. but now in the day and age when everyone has a cell phone, you have to imagine how many people are actually using them. what's the cost to maintain them? >> reporter: representative lawrence made strong argument for removing the boxes, but here at the king of prussia rest stop, there were some pretty strong opinions on both sides of the debate. >> i broke down on the northeast extension, and the call box was right there and it was a lifesaver. >> i really don't even recognize the call boxes are even there so i think if they're removed i don't know if i'd even notice. >> rely on those things. what are you going to do sit out here all night nobody pick you up if you run into a problem? i think they're wrong. >> reporter: representative
lawrence told mow that the estimated 200 to $500,000 in savings could fund other initiatives and with that cost it just doesn't make sense to continue fund the safety boxes. >> probably be cheaper to give everyone who gets on to the turnpike who doesn't have a cell phone it would probably be deep cheaper to give a cell phone and collect it from them when they get off the turnpike than to run this outdated call box system. >> reporter: representative lawrence told me they are considering leaving the boxes up in areas of poor reception. the bill passed out of committee today and faces a final vote at some point in the near future. so you may want to deep your cell phones charged at some point soon you may need them if you're driving on the pennsylvania turnpike. in the newsroom, i'm bill anderson, fox 29 news. >> the mainline restaurant once ranked as one of the top chinese places in the country reopens tomorrow. two months after inspectors shut it down because of a roach infestation. yang ming in radnor closed in august after police say a woman
found a roach in her dish of noodles. inspectors say they found a roach infestation. the insects were even in the kitchen. in the past two months the restaurant spent half a million dollars on renovations and now health officials have given yang ming the all clear to reopen. any customer want to see the kitchen any time they can welcome to do and that mack sure everything is a hundred per sent clean. >> in addition to ex termination the restaurant put in new floors, wip dose updated equipment. the restaurant reopens tomorrow for lunch. it was supposed to be a memorial for four lives lost after an suv that was carjacked hit and killed a mother and her three children. but now it looks like this. just littered with trash and neighbors are outrage. they say it's so disrespectful to the four killed in that very spot. >> but as our chris o'connell tells us some in that community aren't going to stand for it so they are doing something. >> we get nothing but trash all
over the place. >> reporter: arnett wood all couldn't believe what he saw on the corner of germany town and allegheny avenue. >> this is no way to honor them four people who died on this lot. >> reporter: the community memorial built for keisha williams and her three children killed in a tragic hit-and-run crash last august. although the memorial was just install this summer, these days, it looks more like a garbage dump. >> there was candy wrappers, plastic bags that you get from convenience stores, fast food. >> reporter: so wood all did what he knows how to do. organize the community. the produce store owner out of west philly went online and asked for help to clean up this lot. >> one of the family members had came here on that saturday to sit here and pray or whatever, look what they'd have to pray over report roar less than 24 hours later, he made this vitter yo. the lot was cleaned up with the help of volunteers. we visited a day later with wood all back here making sure it stayed clean.
>> we came together. it's positive action and it just needed to be done. >> reporter: woodall has no ties to the victims. no ties to the neighborhood. but in less than a day, he got something done. >> we all got the same problem. crime, dirt and filth. clean up the filth and the crime and take back the community. >> reporter: in north philadelphia chris o'connell fox 29 news. saved just in time. >> the animal care and control team of philadelphia has been taking care of emaciat emaciater four days now. her name is mini her owners dropped her off saying she wouldn't eat. she ate and she's also been on meds. but the shelter gets hundreds of animals of month and just didn't have the room or ability to give mini the intensive care she needs put out the all call saying it could only keep her until 8:00 in the 7:00 hour the delaware county spca swooped in and saved her. it will take quite awhile to nurse mini back to health but this one to two-year-old pup now
has a bright future. road rage on a busy enter state. an innocent drivers were caught in the middle. but it's what you don't see in this video that has police warning you tonight. and a dramatic rescue as a little boy struggles to stay above water. rescue crews get to him just if time. the lucky twist of fate that put them in the right place at just the right time. >> the shock of their lives. two nurses meet on the job in the same hospital. the life long bond they never knew they shared. ♪
>> now your winning lottery numbers. ♪ news is breaking out of new york city. authorities say a police officer was shot in manhattan. this is a live look at fdr drive in manhattan closed near where the officer was gunned down. witnesses say that a man fired at police officers who were chasing him. one witness said he heard at least five shots ring out. the wounded officer is at harlem hospital right now in critical condition. police say they do have a suspect in custody.
lamar odom back in los angeles tonight. nba star left sunrise hospital in nevada and is now in la where he'll continue some specialized treatment doctors say odom suffered at least one stroke which could lead to brain damage. the 35-year-old was found unconscious at the love ranch in western nevada last week. he regained consciousness friday is reportedly able to open his eyes and say hello. odom had multiple drugs in his system after his day longs binge at love ranch. >> angry crowd confron confronts angeles mayor last night. someone began to shout and rush toward the mayor. the crowd followed him outside chanting, black lives matter. blocking his car. nobody is hurt and police made no arrests. a case of road rage played out on a busy michigan interstate. >> one driver records the whole thing as another innocent driver get caught in the middle. cell phone video outside detroit
you can see the two cars on the right weaving across lanes of traffic cutting each other off and braking unexpectedly. the pickup truck on the left is stuck with no way to get around them. police say in most cases there's one thing you can do to keep yourself safe if you find yourself in the middle of a dangerous situation. just like this. >> the best thing to do is just tap the brakes. kind of let them get in front of you so you can kind of control what you're going to do with your vehicle from that point on. >> they also say it was not safe for the driver recording to be using his phone especially at that speed. officers say you should wait until it's safe, pull over and call 911. there have been no arrests in this case. local bomb with promising future. murdered, killed in her home. we go looking for answers and what we found that could save lives. plus a dad goes to pick up his baby girl from daycare but there's one problem. no one is there. why her mom says the daycare saw the one-year-old in a crib but left any way. kathy?
♪ right now at 10:30, four people are injured tonight after a fire in north philadelphia. flames just ripped through a home on the 800 -- 1800 block of taylor street. two police officers were the first to arrive. they tried to rescue the people inside. the smoke it was just too heavy. they were overcome. a firefighter is also injured. some type of debris hit him in the face. and someone who lived inside that home is at the hospital for smoke inhalation. no word on what started this fire. none of the injuries are light threatening. a father shows up to pick up his one-year-old daughter from daycare. well he can get in the building. >> the door is locked. no one is there except this baby who he can hear inside. fox's craig wall spoke to the family about what happened next. >> i was ringing the bell and no one came to the door. so i called the number, and no
one answered the pope. so i called again like two more times. then i was like, okay, so i kick the door like two times. and then i heard my baby screaming in the background. >> reporter: the unimaginable happened to cornelius jones tonight when he came to the all things are possible for kids daycare on west chicago avenue to pick up his daughter. when no one answere answered hed 911 and his girlfriend. the babi' mother. >> i was just trying to get over here as fast as i can. the worse thing that could ever happen. i didn't want to happen. >> reporter: the fire department had to break in the front door which workers were repairing tonight. the baby one-year-old journey was found crawling around in the back room of the daycare. >> i was glad she was okay, but i was like, real mad. i was mad. because how could you leave a baby in the daycare? how could child -- go unaccounted for. >> reporter: the director tommy butler shielded her face from our camera but offer this explanation to journey's mother. >> she said the lady that was in
charge of journey put her to sleep, and once everybody got ready to leave, she told her everybody was gone. but my thing is, i come here, i sign her in and out when i pick her up. why wasn't the list before everybody left. >> the daycare director told her when they check the building they thought her daughter was a doll. police are still investigating and state regulators are now involve. you decide and we are still waiting tonight for a decision. we haven't heard anything official about joe biden's presidential aspirations that could change very quickly. sources close to the vice-president say a decision is coming soon. if he chooses to run, it would be his third try for the white house since 1988. today biden calls himself president obama's kin trade spirit and two have the no ideological disagreement. if the president joins the race he'll go up against front runner hillary clinton and also bernie sanders, martin o'malley and lincoln chaffee. >> quite a scare is a high school in hershey when someone
thought she saw a bullet in the parking lot. she called police who showed up to investigate. it turns out it wasn't bullet according to the district's facebook page it was actually an air freshner. >> in your health tonight, the american cancer society says most womens can start getting mammograms at a later age if they want. a woman at an average risk of breast cancer can start at the age of 45f they still want to star at 40, they can. and the group said women 55 and older should now get screened every other year versus every year. >> what we have done with this guideline avoiding a one size fits all. some people would like one age to start and just continue at this frequency. but the evidence is not clear and that doesn't support a one size fits all. >> the american cancer society does not recommend women have clinical breast scams which doctors often perform during a checkup. it says no evidence shows that these scams help detect breast cancer.
>> ♪ kathy, what a difference 25 degrees makes. >> whoo, yeah. >> feeling good. >> right. >> 30s, 60s, 70s, a huge difference and tomorrow will be even warmer than today. so how do you like? it's 60 in philadelphia. average high this time of year is 65. and we are going for the 70s. ing see some cooler temperatures with light winds allentown, 54. the pocono mountains 48. it is 57 in while wood and all the cold air is well to the north. it is a sharp dividin dividing n ottawa, in quebec you can see all that blew that contour where our jet stream is and that is where the weather is to the south it is just clear. it is dry. and high pressure is just dominating our weather we talked about it yesterday. we'll talk about it again tomorrow. we get this return flow strong southwesterly winds so this really cupping from places like texas, mississippi, alabama where temperatures are quite warm in the seconds and 80s and all of that pushing toward the normal. to the west, we have some weather that will kind of ride
to the north and to the east of this bubble that that high pressure system has created for pretty much the whole eastern half of the nation. it will break so we have a couple days before things begin to change. so as we take a look at our jet stream and contours here the jets staying well to the north with cloud and rain and cooler temperatures highlighted in greens and blues but nor us, we see this warm surge at least through tomorrow and through thursday and then the cooler air begins to move back down and knock us back to the cooler realities of the fall season. eighty five tonight in the city 51. the surbs bushes 47. mainly clear, seasonal coolly. our winds will be light and cooler temperatures in our suburbs. the high tomorrow 75 degrees. that is 10 degrees above normal mostly sunny. a beautiful afternoon. and take look how quickly we'll warm up. so morning lows in the 40s and 50s. afternoon highs mainly in the 70s. 73 by 3:00 p.m. tomorrow for allentown and in philadelphia 72
and of course we'll go warmer than that and then thursday, by the afternoon, 74 in philadelphia and trenton 75. so two really solid days in the 70s. so for your wednesday, 75. i think thursday will be at 77. some neighborhoods could be pushing 80. not out of the question. friday cooling down in the wake afront. saturday and sunday looking pleasant. good weather to be outdoors, do some yard work, rake some leaves. iain i know you love to do that. >> monday, 64. lucy likes that. tuesday, 62. >> and i leave you with this beautiful picture from twitter al sent this inform this was the sunrise this morning. in allentown. expect another just like that. tomorrow. >> that is beautiful. >> i love it. a guy dancing on the roof. do you think this might be not the fidler or anything like this. not a fidler on the roof. this is bad news. and -- look at it. it's burning. flames of smoke shoot through the windows as police try to get
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♪ comedian tracy morgan is ready for a nationwide stand up tour. that announcement coming 16 months after a crash on the new jersey turnpike that killed his friend and left him in a coma. morgan was on his way from performing in delaware when a tractor trailer smashed into the limousine he was in. he is schedule three stops in new jersey including a show at a
theater about 20 miles or so from the crash site. morgan will also perform in atlantic city on february 12t february 12th. hiring for the holidays in your money tonight. online giant amazon is beefing up its staff once again ahead of holiday season. digital retailer says it's looking to put about 100,000 new employees on the payroll. a 25% jump many from last year. the jobs will be across the country and amazon's fulfillment and sorting facilities. they recently hired more than 25,000 people for regular full-time positions. >> pennsylvania's most iconic chocolate maker is doubling down. the hershey company unveiled hershey's kisses deluxe. the new kiss twice the size of a normal kiss feature a hazel nut center and rice krispies in the chocolate. >> a friendship between two nursing assistants at a florida hospital turned into something far more.
both were born in korea. both lot of parents at an early age. they have much more common than they can imagine they clicked almost meter immediately and started working together as nurses aids on the same hospital floor earlier think year. similarities became so numerous they decided to get d inform a test and the results proved their connection goes back more than four years. >> we did, of course, we did dna. to fine out the answer and we got the answer. >> who would have thought that we would be working at the same hospital on the same floor and having the same shift. >> that is bizarre. holly is two years older than meghan and both sisters were adopted by american families more than 40 years ago. holly has been praying to find her little sister for years. meghan never even knew she had sister until now. >> i love that story. wow! local woman with promising future. well she's murdered. sheesh was killed in her home. we went looking for answers want we found that could save lives.
bizarre scene plays out when police say they tracked down a suspected car thief. >> what's going on in there? >> that guy dancing on a burning home in indianapolis the home police say that he set on fire. but that was not how this whole thing started. officers say is he stole his girlfriend's car then crashed into utility pole. he then broke into her house and barricaded himself inside until the police arrived. that's when they say he set the house on fire and climbed on the roof. >> he appeared on the roof several times. i attempted to get a ladder to him. he kick that ladder out of the way at least twice that i saw and he made several bizarre statements. >> police eventually used rubber bullets and taser to get him down. he was arrested witnesses say smiling the whole time. young woman's murdered a man with easy access to her in her own apartment stands accused and he's a man with a very troubled past. >> how he was able to get so
close to her. fox 29's sabina kuriakose searches for answers in a story that all renters should see. >> new details in the murder of a west philadelphia woman. >> reporter: 27-year-old drexel college graduate raped and murdered in her own home in west philadelphia. p. >> they believe she may have known her killer. >> reporter: before long the headlines screamin screaming, wd jazz pin wright? >> answered with a shocking revelation. >> he is 56 years of age. he's got 31 priors. >> reporter: police announcing the arrest of her apartment building's former handyman 56-year-old convicted criminal james harris. we wanted to find out how harris a man with a violent rap sheet spanning three decades could have been hired and handed keys to the building we went looking for the man who gave them the job.
jasmine's landlord. >> hi. i'm from fox 29. we're looking for harold. it's not just us. people who live near jasmine wonder the same thing including her downstairs neighbor. she didn't want to show her case. she claims harris bragged to her about having a key to every unit in the building. >> she said whatever he wants. any time he wants. this makes me scared. >> that has to be taken up with the person who gave him the keys. they have to answer those questions. >> the landlord has the responsibility here obviously. >> reporter: fox 29 legal analyst ken rothweiler is not involved in the case. we wanted to know if landlords are legally responsible for reactions of the handy men they employ. harris was hired by an decades long history of arrests including sexual assault. we're not naming the property owners because no legal action has been taken against him.
but rotweiler says in situations like this landlords could be libel in civil core. >> i think the family wanting to after him civilly he could be libel for some significant damages from a civil stand point. >> reporter: rothweiler says a simple background check could have turned up the defendant's violent past. >> the cop victor killing his father would have been public record. >> city landlords are not legally required to check. which is to say renters have to watch their own backs. >> what a tenant should probably do say to the landlord what security do you have? you know, what safety measures do you have for mow as your tenant. in there anybody that looks over the premises from time to time to make sure there's no safety concerns even on the stairways and rings like that making sure things are safe and getting an understanding of what that living environment is going to be. mason lives near where jazz minute's body was found. >> i don't want to be a victim.
he had a job there to be maintenance man but he took advantage him. >> the case shook her to the core. and she has a lot of question qs for potential landlord. >> we're hearing that he had keys to every apartment. that's soup scary. you got to make sure had the landlord, is the property safe it's not just about the house any more. you can't trust anybody. >> one way tenants can protect at add your own private lock. >> but that extra dead bolt on their door only they have a key to and have access to so they can prevent anybody from getting in their apartment without their per mig. >> it's not foolproof, you thought to give the landlord a key but the may help limb the number of people who have access to your home. ma'am? >> back to that day on the stoop. we wanted to ask jazz minute's landlord why harris was ever hired and how he can have somehow kept keys to the building even after neighbors say he was fired.
at least a week before jasmine's death. we didn't get past the front door. eventually we spoke with a man by phone. he told us he has no comment for our story. meantime, city dwellers say they're not taking any chances. >> i know that i can catch it before somebody catch me. >> in we have philadelphia, sabina kuriakose fox 29 news. >> routine ems water training exercise in texas quickly turns into a real rescue mission. >> i got this. >> medics practiced emergency situations in the water, one happened right before their eyes and it was all caught on camera. you can see the young boy struggling to stay afloat after falling off his inter they are tomb tube much the commander finds the boy and brings him back to shore. thankfully no serious injuries and the boy was reunited with his parents there. >> great story there. hopefully we've got great story
unfolding on the ice, howard. >> um -- >> okay. >> i'll let you way for that. the flyers are playing forfeit in five days. steve mason playing for the first time to 10 days. the eagles won a game that was just not very pretty. how can you make the quarterback better? chip kelly responds to that task coming up in sports. >> now, with tomorrow's traffic, here's bob kelly. >> good evening, everybody. paving crews are out and about in full force this week wissahickon between hunting park and mount ari tied up today. same deal along washington lane at germantown avenue. and then septa using shuttle buses between colmar and doylestown during the midday. we'll see you right and early tomorrow morning. we'll check the jam cams. sue with the for guest right and
in the first period about minute left, flyers try to get it into the dallas zone but it doesn't work out that way. a bouncing puck after the flyers don't get it goes over mason's shoulder. it was one to zero. it became two-zero. the flyers are down two-zero. the flares get a break. sean doesn't touch the stick but still counts hit the skate. flyers and mason lose it two-one. the eagles beat new york giants by 20 and are in first place in the nfc east. with four turnovers which included three interceptions by sam bradford you wonder how. one side of the football team is playing really great. let's go to the linc and take look. eli manning with the pass intercepted by dee me company ryans. that was the second drive of the game and he folded up like the at the present time he always becomes. mr. softy throws it faked out on the defensive coverage. nolan carol witness interception takes it in for the seven but
the offense needs to straight then thing out and that includes more than the quarterback. >> we got to put a whole gap together. basically we got to he will lap 98 mistake it's good to have a hundred yard rusher to end the game like we did. the snap that i had, i mean there's lot of mistakes that fortunately right now defense is playing really good ball and keeping us in games. we're putting up yards, but if we don't get this corrected against better teams we're going -- it's going to come down and hur us bad. >> especially sunday night. interception by sam brad toward more of his mistakes with bad reads, bad passes, poor decisions that has to change for the eagles to continue to fix this season and bradford knows it. >> no. i mean it's not even a question. it's just inconsistent, missing throws, um, upping there were some good, there was some bad but i know for us to be where we want to be i've got to play much better. >> a lot of situations we do in the training like everybody our
controlled situations and when it comes to the game it's an uncontrolled situation. you also can't go, you know, life full go and have a rush come after him and hit him in practice. you're not going to lose your quarterback in practice. >> sam bradford was so good in the preseason i thought he was going to have good year but things have change. he's got to stop witness interceptions. the defense is so amazing right now and that's what's winning games between that and the penalties, got to change and with all of that, i still think they'll win on sunday night. >> good. >> i hope so. full hours every entertainment news cupping up, tmz followed by dish nation and then chasing news and the simpsons. >> back here for your fox 29 morning news. bob kelly and sue serio have you
we have breaking news out of new york city. a nypd police officer is dead after being shot in the head while on duty. now the fallen officer is evidently being remembered as a hero. >> and the main line restaurant once ranked as one of the top chinese places in the country reopens, what the manager is doing to regain the trust of customers months after they were shutdown after a rose infection. >> right on the main line. >> good morning, you know what today is? >> help me out. it is wednesday, right, hump day. >> it is also back to the future day. >> okay, what's that. >> so you know the movie, back in 1985, they come to 2015 on this day. >> right. >> so we're going to talk more about it,