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>> i'm lucy noland. one final hurdle before things start warming you. meteorologist kathy orr is brave one she's out there in the cold tonight. in old city. hey, kathy. >> that's a big hurdle you're talking about, lucy. we are in for another cold night across the delaware valley. i'm going to step out so you can see behind me. everybody has their hats on and they're scarfs. some mittens and why not. it's going to be another cold night. the wind is easing but that will allow the temperature to plunge back into the teens overnight tonight. take look at some of these morning lows. pretty impressive the poconos down to zero. pottstown eight. atlantic city 10. wilmington 11. and the temperature this morning in philadelphia at 12. that makes it the coldest morning since march 7th of 2015 when it fell to 11 degrees. of course, wind chills were below zero in most locations. right now the temperature 31 in pottstown. 28. 22 in the poconos. not much wind but even slightest wind when you have cold
temperatures will make it feel even colder. look at dover. even wildwood, atlantic city it feels like 22. it feels like 21 in wrightstown. this evening, yes, it will feel like the arctic. clear skies at 7:00 o'clock. 25. a light win at nine. 23. layer if you you're going out tonight because by 11:00 p.m. the temperature 20 falling back into the teens again. so coming up we'll talk about what you'll wake up to tomorrow and when this bitter cold will ease. it will take a break in the seven day. i'll see you later in the broadcast. in the meantime, bundle up. >> it's just -- just don't tell me it eases in april much that's all kathy. (laughter). >> stay prepared for the cold by downloading our fox 29 weather app. check your forecast government to the apple oh or google play store and search fox 29. developing story making headlines all around the world. >> from every family who never imagined that their loved one would be taken from our lives by a bullet from a gun.
>> president obama moved to tears today as he made major moves to tie 10 controls on gun sales in our country. president obama went around congress today announced new executive actions and he says attire dueling gun violence and mass shooting. >> he's already facing backlash tonight. >> every time i think about those kids it gets me mad. >> wiping away tears as he recalled recent mass shootings president obama laid out his plans to beef up u.s. gun control measures. >> we are the only advanced country on earth that sees this kind of mass violence erupt with this kind of frequency. >> the measures include requiring more gun sellers to do background checks on buyers. promoting new gun safety technology, stepping up enforcement programs and expanding access to mental
health care. >> for those in congress who so often rush to blame mental illness for mass shootings, as a way of avoiding action on guns, here's your chance to support these efforts. put your money where your mouth is. >> republicans say the us doesn't need new laws. instead president obama should focus on enforcing existing ones. despite recent increase in gun violence in many cities, federal criminal weapons convictions are down 35% since 2005. >> he's obsessed with under mining the second amendment. he's obsessed with burdening law abiding citizens. we'll follow the law no matter what it is. >> the national rifle association calls the president's proposals quote political exploitation and says they would have done nothing to prevent recent shootings. meanwhile, philadelphia's new mayor today spoke out in favor of the president's actions. jim kenney was on stage for the swearing in of the city's new police commissioner this morning afterward he talk about a wide range of topics but gave high
marks to the president hadn't harsh words for gun makers and gun lobbyist. >> it's not the second amendment it's not the right bear. it's agreed of gun makers and dealers. that's what it's about. it's greed. as long as we acknowledge that it's about making money, on the backs carnage of our citizens throughout every city in the country, then we'll have what we have. >> mayor kenney pointed to the mass shootings at sand hook elementary school in connecticut as awake up call to show americans the need for gun control. developing afghanistan one u.s. service member is now confirmed dead. two others are wounded in hours long fight that continues in the southern part of the country. u.s. troops came under heavy fire in taliban strong hold. mortar fire hit a medical chopper responding in the area while it was on the ground. the military has yet to release the names of the americans killed and wounded and it says the fighting is on-going. we'll bring you more as the news warrants.
breaking news now coming into the fox 29 newsroom. a federal judge has agreed to postpone the deposition of bill cosby's wife. camille cosby had been scheduled to be deposed tomorrow in massachusetts by lawyers representing seven women. those women are suing bill cosby claiming he allowed the women to be portrayed as liars. the comedian is counter suing accusing the women of paying false allegations for financial gain. cosby was charged last month in montgomery county for alleged sexual assault against the temple university employee back in 2004. and happening now, a young boy is back with his family after a terrifying ordeal. the boy was sleeping in his car when a carjacker got in and drove away. >> bruce gordon standing by at a 7eleven in frankford where all this went down. bruce, happy ending thank goodness. >> reporter: yeah, thank goodness indeed. we see it all the time, guys. in fact some of us do it all the time. leave the engine of our car running when we dart into the
store to make a quick purchase. you may rethink that practice after watching this story. philadelphia police make a very special 3:00 a.m. delivery to the 7eleven store at bridge and oxford. a six-year-old boy the apparent inadvertent victim avenue car theft reunited with his mom and step dad. >> joy, tears, a lot of emotion but they were really really happy. >> reporter: 7eleven security cameras confirm what police describe around 2:20 a.m. 30-year-old step dad pulls up in a 2004 silver honda civic and leaves the motor running while he goes inside the store to make a purchase. a moment later a white car pulls alongside the civic, a man gets out and takes off in the car. with step dad hot in pursuit. the dad called police and described the car theft. >> he further stated a six-year-old stepson was in the back seat sleeping at the time when the vehicle was taken. so not only do we have a stolen
auto here. now we have a situation with an abduction. >> reporter: police radio blasted a description of the stolen civic and win half an hour the car engine still running child still inside safe and sound was found along the 4300 block of lieper street about 2 miles away. the little boy had slept through it all. as mom carried her child out of the store, still dressed in his pajamas, 7eleven customers spent the day buzzing about this bizarre kidnapping. >> oh, wow. i pray. i prayed. jesus, find the baby and hope everything is okay. >> reporter: we were unable to connect with the familiar daal but we are told everything is okay. the little boy was unharmed. you should know that in pennsylvania, it is illegal to leave your car engine running and your car unattended with or without a child inside. as for the thief, not much of a description to go on. but police are checking that stolen civic for fingerprints and dna evidence if he's caught
he will face car theft charges of course but possibly as well kidnapping. chris? >> bruce, thank. firefighters battle bitter cold in frigid within last night trying to put out a fire in cobbs creek. this is what is left of the cobbs creek clubhouse at the cobbs creek golf club. today completely covered in ice. firefighters are back on the scene hitting hot spots today. they were call to the building on lansdowne avenue about 11:00 o'clock last night. took crews about two hours to get things under control. no one was injured. no word on what spark that blaze. and firefighters also busy in montgomery county flames broking out on the 600 block of wissahickon avenue in lansdowne around 10:00 last night. officials tell us the blaze went to two harms before they could get things under control. dispatchers tell us one firefighter was taken to the hospital for a shoulder injury. no word on his condition. the search is on for a hit-and-run driver who killed a pedestrian newark, delaware. the crash happened just before 7:00 this morning on route 1 at i-95.
police have not released any information about the vehicle they're looking for or the victim who was killed. in new jersey, the mercer county sheriffs is warning residents of an irs phone scam. sheriff jack ken lower says several people in the county are getting calls from someone claiming to be with the internal revenue service. the callers demand thousands of dollars in back taxes and some claim officers will serve an arrest warrant within one hour if payments are not made. authorities say if you receive a call like that, just hang up. new top cop is in place at philadelphia police headquarters tonight. are you char ross was sworn in this morning as police commissioner. the ceremony happened at his alma mater central high school. ross the former deputy commissioner says he's focused on improving police and community relations and increasing the department's body camera program. he replaces charles ramsay who retired after eight years as police commissioner. n montgomery county former diss trek attorney risa vetri ferman
settling into her new role. her swearing in as common court pleas judge was this morning at the county courthouse. ferman says she left the da's office because she wanted a new challenge. during today's ceremony she promised to up hold the integrity of the court. do you have a cough, a sneeze, maybe a sniffle you just can't seem to shake? talk about a winter misery. you think you're fighting a cold but are you really? why the medicine you may be taking right now may not help. plus -- my friend was like run, run. i was just like what? i looked behind me and there was just pure chaos. >> and that was the start of a terrifying night at the mall. this young woman won't soon forget. what had her running for her life and the life of her unborn son. and a startling find in a local grocery store parking lot. one woman's mission to make sure someone's treasure makes it home safe. a purple kitten grabbing headlines but this is no light hearted story.
little guy. he's been through so much nightmare. we'll tell you about it. all new at 6:00 a campaign promise made months ago by the man now running the city of philadelphia. what's different as city hall just days into mayor kenney's term. ♪ ok, so the government crashed-tested the f-150. the one with the high-strength military-grade, aluminum-alloy body bolted to a high-strength steel frame. and guess what? it made the strongest statement any truck can make.
the robbery happened last week at the nick knack store on woodbury turnersville road. pointing a knife at the clerk, you actually see the men take over the register and steal all the money before get aig way. the phrase god bless america is at the center of controversy at a camden county school. >> american civil liberties union has sent a letter to haddon heights elementary school saying reciting that phrase daily shouldn't be allowed. >> fox 29's bill anderson spoke to school officials and the aclu and bill, you know a lot of people they're shaking their heads right about now. >> reporter: lucy, i understand why. it's a phrase heard daily and celebrated in most cases, but now in haddon heights, new jersey, god bless america has been banned in certain circumstances at a local elementary school. for years glenn view elementary school students have been saying god bless america every day after reciting the pledge of allegiance. they say that the practice began as a show of respect. those who lost their lives during the september 11th attacks. they received a letter last month from the american civil
liberties union telling them the policy is unconstitutional and must be stopped. now although the school won't fight the aclu, residents that i spoke to think that the backlash is just sad. >> i think it's really a shame. i think with all the craziness in the world today, i think something is nice. it was supposed to be positive from what i understand after the 9/11 just, you know, showing our patriotism. >> they need to stop if you feel like you want to say glowed bless america this is america. i don't see why you can't say it. >> i think that's completely silly. >> reporter: now glenn view principal sam, told me that he's disappointed that what they thought was a patriotic gesture is causing a stir. but in a statement he explained, at no point in time has this been a requirement of students and if students choose to continue to recite god bless america on their own they certainly will have the freedom to continue to do so.
so the organized expression of god bless america is finish at glenn view elementary. but at 6:00 i'll speak to the a yes lu and find out why they thought this was fight that was necessary. guys, i'll be back then. >> pennsylvania lawmakers went back to work today for the first time since budget negotiations collapsed just before christmas. the senate held a regular session today and the house is in non voting session. officials say leaders of both parties plan to discuss stalled state lust talks which are now in their seventh month. meanwhile governor wolf's spokesperson says he has no immediate plans to participate. last week wolf approved most of the more than 30 pill billion dollars republican spending plan while vetoing some items he called garbage. a developing story tonight out of chester county. west chester woman's trip to the grocery store had her coming home with groceries and a whole lot more. she says she found somebody's wedding ring in the parking lot. >> she turned to fox 29 for help
in finding its owner. fox 29's shawnette wilson has the story. >> if you can tell me the inscription and engraving inside i will return it to you. >> reporter: don't in a ziegler hopes her fares book page will reunite someone with special ring they apparently lost. >> the design of the ring, it's 14 carrot gold, it's a wedding band. i was pretty sure it was a wedding band because of the width. >> reporter: she says she found the ring the morning christmas in the parking lot of giant in the bradford shopping plaza in west chester. >> stepped out of the car, right on to the ring. the parking lots were all mobbed. anyone could have lot of it at any time. >> reporter: don't in a lynn describes the ring as unique. >> the outer band has black enamel sea turtles all the way around it. sea turtles represent love, hope, prosperity, long life, um,
so i'm sure it has lot of meaning to the person who lost it. >> reporter: she can relate to cherishing something personal. she wears a charm bracelet that she says tells her whole life story. she can't imagine losing it. >> it's very important. sentimental. it's not expensive but it's mine. >> reporter: you kind of have that same feeling. >> i have that feeling about this ring. it needs to be returned to the owner. >> reporter: shawnette wilson, fox 29 news. >> by the way shawnette tells us there's an inscription inside that ring we're to the dissing she wants to make sure the ring gets to the right person. driver in a traffic stop face as judge in case that could send her to jail while police have to defense the rough stop all caught on tape. this is a story jeff cole and fox 29 investigates broke in november. now there's fallout. jeff you got a preview what's coming up tonight at 10. >> this thing went to trial lucy our viewers certainly should remember this. routine traffic stop turns into battle between the driver and police on a bridgeton, new jersey street. fox 29 investigates obtained the
dash cam video shot by a police dash cam. now the driver accused of resisting arrest has actually faced a judge. law soon claimed she was refused to open her car when pulled over by bridgeton police because she had a prior run in with the officer and she was suing him in federal court. police broke her window to enter the car and make the arrest. lawson and the officers struggled. >> you are under arrest! >> stop resisting. >> you're betting me up. >> you're under arrest. >> he's beating me. he's beating. help me jesus he's beating me. >> sir, my arm is -- stop lee is thing. >> my arm is stuck. my arm is missed. >> stop! >> now, this case has actually gone to trial with lawson and police officers all on the stand under very sharp question. what happened and what's the fallout that keeps coming. fox 29 investigates we hope folks will take a look it's pretty interesting story on the follow yup tonight at 10:00. chris. >> see you then, jeff.
thanks. it is hard to see in this video a lot of people very interested in this woman right now. she's the mother of the affluenza teen and she was back in court today. the big trip she just agreed make. >> a mother of three killed simply stepping off a trolley on her way to work. >> somebody got to pay price and bury they mom or they daughter behind somebody careless mistake much it's not right. it's not fair. >> the crack down tonight to keep you safe when you get on and off septa. plus, a little boy tragi tragically disfiguring but about to get a surgery that will change his life for the better. the animal tack that caused all of this and how doctors are about to help.
ok, so the government crashed-tested the f-150. the one with the high-strength military-grade, aluminum-alloy body bolted to a high-strength steel frame. and guess what? it made the strongest statement any truck can make. it pulled a 5-star safety rating... on all sides... for every cab configuration. 'cuz when they say military-grade, they mean: "battle tested." this is the ford f-150. and every other truck is history.
the mother of few touch teenager ethan couch has agreed to a transfer from california to texas to face a charge. couch made headlines when his defense term used the term of a flu went is in a deadly done haven't driving case in 2013. his mother appeared for a extradition hearing in downtown la today. you can see here there she has the orange hair. today in court couch said very
little beyond identifying herself and stating that she understood about the transfer. now authorities arrested couch and her 18-year-old son last week in mexico where they believe the pair fled in november as texas prosecutors investigate whether he had violated his probation. ethan couch is at a detention facility in mexico city after winning a court reprieve that could end up taking months to process. back to kansas we go a train that has derailed. 11 cars union pacific train went off the tracks landing a lot of them on their sides yesterday. officials say the train was carrying grain from nebraska. it was headed toward fort worth, texas. we don't know why the train dough railed but we do know that no one is hurt. police rescue 11 children from a hostage situation in georgia early this morning. it all happened around 3:00 a.m. at a motel in dekalb county. police received a 911 call from one of the rooms saying man was blocking a woman and kids in the motel. after a five-standoff swat
members moved in. >> our swat team made entry successfully rescued 11 children and the adult female from the situation. while they were making entry the suspect stabbed himself in the neck. he's current until critical condition. >> investigators say they believe all of the children are related. the man is facing false imprisonment and obstruct charges. and in france tonight the country stopped to honor the 17 people killed at that rampage at the charlie hebdo magazine office today. victims families joined france's president to unveil a plaque in honor of those victims. you may remember last january. islamic stream mist targete tare newspaper. france remains under a state of emergency after the november 13th attacks in paris that killed 130 people. more than 60 dogs very much in need of homes tonight. more than 60 after authorities say their owner forced them to
live in disgusting conditions. how police stumbled upon this discovery by accident. imagine being in a mall when you hear gunfire. it happened to this expectant mom but something that happened to her next that even made her more terrified. kathy? >> the coldest air of the season is going to continue tonight right into tomorrow morning. i'll show when you we catch a break from the bitter blast in that seven day forecast coming up.
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♪ dozen of passengers on board a patco train have quiet story tell tonight. their train broke down on the ben franklin bridge right around 4:00 everybody on board did get on to another train. nobody is hurt. however, we still don't know why that train ended up stopping. well it is hard to imagine many things more frighte frightg than being in the middle of a shooting but imagine that situation when you're going to labor. >> it happened to a mom in north carolina. tonight she's sharing how she and her unborn son survived. here's fox's theme ma abdullah hee. >> on christmas eve, christa dunbar was few days past her due date. she decided that walking around a busy mall would be good exercise to kick start contractions. that seemed like a good idea until gunshots erupted inside the busy mall. >> my friend was like, run, run. i was just like why? i look behind me and there was just pure chaos. >> reporter: here's what happened according to police. an off duty officer in the mall heard gunshots and responded to the scene.
the officer confronted the shooting suspect who pointer the gun in the officer's direct and that's when the officer fatally shot the suspect. >> chairs were turned over. a lot of stuff knocked down. >> reporter: in the mill of the chaos, dunbar fell twice twice on her stomach trying to run for safety. she feared her baby would be injured. >> i was afraid because i hadn't felt him move for -- it had to be at least a good 20 minutes. >> she took cover behind a desk inside a store and started going into labor. the ambulance arrived. along with her boyfriend who rushed on over and after two days in labor, she finally gave birth to milo a baby boy. >> he means everything to me. >> she says one day when milo is older she'll have to tell him where she was when she started going into labor. >> one heck of a story. >> despite circumstances, she's glad her baby is healthy, calling eight miracle. >> beautiful. >> police say the shooting
stemmed from dispute between two groups of young people. back to your fox 29 weather authority. lets go outside. shawnee mountain. >> love it. >> look at that sky. >> snow, we like to see the snow finally they're making snow. the unfortunate part it is so cold. first of all i got to thank iain page publicly for being off so i don't have to be outside tonight. >> yes. >> here warm with you guys. >> we want to thank our friends in the pocono mountains the cams are very helpful because here it's just cold. >> we don't have the show. you can see you can head up this weekend. for skiing. >> it is inspirational. it will be cold enough to make more snow tonight. that's for sure. looking live right now on market street. everybody bundled up because temperatures are going to fall fast. the skies are clear. the air is bone dry from this arctic air mass and the winds are easing. the perfect ingredients for radiational cooling right now the temperature 31. wind out of the northwest at only 6 miles an hour. a far cry from gusts to 35 miles
an hour last night. wind chill sitting at 25 degrees. right now in the city, 31 as we widen out you can still see cold air throughout the northeast. upstate new york in the teens. quebec at 1 degree. make a lot of snow at that temperature. philadelphia at 31 degrees. pittsburgh at 25. so everyone pretty much in the same boat in the keystone state south jersey and also delaware. here's a look at how the temperatures are going to be rebounding. well below normal the past couple of days. normal sits at 40 degrees. tomorrow we'll be right on par at 40 degrees. above average thursday by 2 degrees. almost 10 degrees above normal by friday. then the rain moves in but temperatures will be soaring saturday, 12 degrees above normal. so we'll see a warming trend jet stream lifting toward the north. mild air getting into the delaware valley over the weekend but it is going to be wet. so here's a look at the probability of precipitation. while it's cold and we have this arctic air mass over us the probability of precipitation extremely low. no problem until late friday.
and that's when the rain moves in and it will be a wet stretch over the course of the weekend. we'll take look at with that the seven day. to night in the city 16. in the suburbs nine. clear and cold but not windy and that will make a huge difference tomorrow we're not really talking much in the way of wind chill. tomorrow's high 30 degrees. with the winds slowly easing it will feel much more comfortable than today. so planning your day, wake up, header out the door frigid at 16 in the city. colder in our suburbs and single numbers. sunny at lunch time, 30 degrees. comfortable in the afternoon near 40 degrees. and then turning colder by the dinner hour with a temperature of 31. on your exclusive fox 297 day forecast sunshine a cross the board. going out friday night need the umbrella it is going to rain. showers around saturday. showers linger sunday. take look at monday. clearing but colder, 40 degrees and by tuesday, the temperature 37 degrees. so it's cold but where is the moisture? we need the moisture to get the snow.
>> um-hmm. >> yes. tomorrow will be the latest date ever that philadelphia has not had a trace of snow. >> you know what that means, though? >> what does that mean? >> we're going to get it. >> you think so. >> we'll get slammed. >> february, march. >> some big el nino years that'sly what happened. you start off mild and get hit. >> we have to wait for el nino to weaken. that hasn't happened yet. >> thanks kathy. >> you're welcome. >> little boy tragically disfiguring but about to go to undergo a surgery that will change his life for the better. the animal attack and what doctors are about to do to help him. do you have the cough, the sneezes or the sniffles that you just can't seem to shake. you may be fighting something a little different from the common cold. why the medicine you're taking may not help you. tonight at 6:00 young man gunned down on halloween night more than two months later his killer is still on the loose. the new video that police hope will bring him to justice.
ok, so the government crashed-tested the f-150. the one with the high-strength military-grade, aluminum-alloy body bolted to a high-strength steel frame. and guess what? it made the strongest statement any truck can make. it pulled a 5-star safety rating... on all sides... for every cab configuration. 'cuz when they say military-grade, they mean: "battle tested." this is the ford f-150. and every other truck is history.
flight 812 was headed toward denver when it happened. no one is hurt and the plane does not have any major damage. authorities don't know if weather played a role in all of this but the temperatures were below freezing at the time. animal service workers make a shocking find inside a small maryland home. officials say workers from the maryland county animal service division showed up to a roc rockville home with a search warrant. it came as part of a dog bite investigation but when crews got inside, they found dozens of dogs all breeds and ages. >> when they went in they saw the conditions. they saw the circumstances. and at that point in time, what we thought was maybe 20 plus dogs ended up being over 60 do dogs. 66 in total. >> it took workers 16 hours to get all the dogs out of the house. they are now being treated at the county animal shelter. the homeowner could face animal cruelty charges. young boy attacked by chimpanzees is getting a new start in life. thanks to the help of doctors. eight-year-old boy, wild
chimpanzees attacked him two years ago while he was playing with his brother and cousin they killed his brother and left him severely injured. they ripped off his lips, his cheeks and one finger. he's now in new york about to undergo reconstructive surgery. doctors are taking skin from his arm to create new lips. >> we expect to get functioning lips for him. will they be his real lips? no but we're hoping they'll be lips that look normal and allow him to eat properly and speak prop properly. it's going to be at least three surgeries more likely three major ones and then a couple of tweaking surgeries. >> my heart goes out to him and his family. right now dunya has difficulty eating and speaking. doctors are hoping the surgery will most definitely help him. mother of three killed simply stepping off a trolley on her way to work. the crack down tonight to keep you safe when you get on and off septa.
two officers hailed as heroes for rushing toward a burning truck. amazing thing they did to save a man's life. howard? >> the eagles they continue to play to find your next head coach game. another candidate had his turn in the interview process today. ex giants head coach tom could have flynn took a shot at players on his way out today. that's coming up in sports. ok, so the government crashed-tested the f-150. the one with the high-strength military-grade, aluminum-alloy body bolted to a high-strength steel frame. and guess what? it made the strongest statement any truck can make. it pulled a 5-star safety rating... on all sides... for every cab configuration. 'cuz when they say military-grade, they mean: "battle tested." this is the ford f-150. and every other truck is history.
turning to your health now, you've got this cold or sinus or respiratory thing that just won't go away. a lot of people suffering from this right now. >> true. >> as soon as you get over one thing another ailment comes along. >> i'm right there. i know you probably are too. joyce evans may have just found an answer to what's bugging you and why you can't seem to get rid of it. >> reporter: coughing,
sneezing, wheezing your head o off. chest and sinus congestion out of this world. >> there's something called atypical bacterial infection. the most common one of them is micro plasma pneumonia infection. >> attacking your tracheal bronchial tree and commonly scene in spring and fall. thanks to record breaking warm fall into winter this has been the gift that keeps on giving. >> so many times you'll see it in army soldiers because of barrack. you'll see it in schools. you'll see it in workplace lot of times because people work together closely and they infect one another. >> reporter: most likely he says by breathing in the spray of somebody's cough. yuk. a nasty and tricky kind of misery says specialist dr. george martin head of lankenau hospital's department of allergy and asthma. >> it's a bacteria that acts like a virus. >> reporter: takes a blood test or mucus test to find it. >> doctors may be missing this?
>> it's not so much they're missing it. but they may not be treating it as aggressively as one would like to. >> reporter: it's why dr. martin says it keeps oncoming back in one form or another. >> not only do you have but you can central nervous system side effects with it with headache, inability to concentrate, you can have gastrointestinal symptoms with it as well as respiratory symptoms including sinusitis. >> it can remain in your body up to nine months. but there's good news here. dr. martin says it is easy to treat especially if you attack it quickly we three antibiotics. >> the antibiotics have to be prescribed for long enough period of time to eradicate the infection and sometimes the requirements of the antibiotics can actually be weeks or even a month at a time. >> reporter: severe symptoms may need added treatments but he says it probably won't bug you again for years.
>> basically when you produce antibody this particular organism the antibody lasts somewhere between three and six years. >> reporter: light at the end of the tunnel. joyce evans fox 29 news. a cancer survivor that credits the children's hospital of philadelphia with saving her live making a huge donation to the hospital today. emily whitehead and her family presenting $100,000 check to chop's cancer center. whitehead is the first pediatric patient in the world to undergo experimental immuno therapy treatment. doctors used that therapy to fight emily' as cute limo plastic leukemia. >> for patients with regular leukemia, chemotherapy work great. so this is for patients whose leukemia has come back or even come back after a bone marrow transplant and those patients are really tough to treat and so we're only doing this in patients with very resistant difficult disease but in those patients it works great. >> doctors say that sizeable donation will go towards future
research. thousands of people ride trollies and buses every day around our city. it can be dangerous stepping out at your destination with all that traffic approaching. >> mother of three died in november when a car passing a trolley hit and killed her. fox 29's dave schratwieser shows us how septa is cracking down on drivers. >> reporter: the trolley still rumbled by 54th and woodland where miriam wilson lost her life. friends and loved one z still bring momentos to a memorial for the 38-year-old mother of three. november 16th is a day they won't ever forget. >> she's dead. she lost her life. she's gone. >> reporter: shepherd was there when a driver tried to pass this septa trolley at 54th and woodland and plowed into wilson as she tried to cross the street in the
crosswalk. >> he was in hurry to get past the trolley and went outside of the trolley and hit the lady. >> reporter: wilson was on her way to work at a local daycare when the trolley stopped to let passengers off and on. the driver 23-year-old maliki armstrong tried to pass the troll the on the left-hand side. police say he was traveling at a high rate of speed and went through a red light before striking wilson. she got up this morning all happy, spiritual, i'm going wo work. i'll go do what i do every day not knowing she was going to lose her life. >> reporter: armstrong was arrested and charged with involuntary manslaughter, homicide by vehicle, and driving under the influence of marijua marijuana. wilson left behind her children, her mom, dad, and several siblings. >> somebody got to pay a price and bury they mom or they daughter behind somebody careless mistake. it's not right. it's not fair. >> reporter: witnesses shepherd and vincent jenkins say what happened to wilson could happen at this intersection any
day. they say drivers routinely try to pass the trolls and buses here. they worry that the next time it could be a child. >> people got to be mindful. they might not be an add dull it might be somebody's child. somebody's mother. somebody's father. it could be anybody. >> reporter: septa police are well aware of the dangers for passengers boarding or exiting septa trolleys and buses when impatient drivers try to pass on the left or the right. they now have special teams of officers positioned around the city near trolley and bus lines. their job is to crack down on drivers who pass trollies and buses illegally. >> wreck lessness of the driver winds up getting someone hurt or injured. >> reporter: we took our undercover cameras to trolley stops to see for ourselves. we spent time with officers brian zenszer and nick on patrol for drivers who just can't wait to get around trollies and buses across the city. passenger is coming off to
literally walk into the lane of traffic. >> reporter: we were at this stop for less than a minute they spotted a driver pass the trolley. septa police routinely watch hot spots for this activity like the intersection of 52nd and lancaster. >> information that comes from our operator we go out and we actively enforce traffic in the area. >> reporter: captain jones rallied off half a dozen intersections where septa drivers tell septa supervisors cars almost always try to pass them as passengers are boarding or getting off trollies and buses. shepherd says she seen it first hasn't many time. >> in the back of the trolley it states do not go around the trolley when the lights are blinking. >> reporter: that's why the officers on board septa special operations vehicle keep a watchful eye out for passengers and pedestrians. they seen it all as drivers try to maneuver around septa vehicles. sometimes even with a crowd of
passengers waiting to board at busy intersections. warning signs are obvious on the back of every trolley. >> somebody should do something about this. >> they don't have no respect for people gettin getting off or getting on the trolley. that's the big thing up here now. >> reporter: part of the problem is also related to the positioning of trolley tracks in certain areas of the city. they're how the near the middle of the street. sometimes eight to 10 feet from the curb and sidewalk. oftentimes, passengers crowd into the street to board or exit a trolley. >> most of the time it's the impatient driver. somebody who can't stay in lieu or wait in line for the trolley or bus to discharge it's passengers. for the most part we see that. >> reporter: on this morning, septa officers pulled over three drivers for passing trollies in the space of 30 minutes. the trollies were either loading or unloading passengers when the offenseoffenses occurred. each time the officer stopped the drivers secured their license, registration and insurance credentials and issue the appropriate warning or tick.
>> it's safety at all times what we're trying to same it's a rule. it's a law not to pass buses or trollies. all this leads back to mirror i didn't mean wilson who lost her night that november morning simply heading to work to support her three children. her loss has impacted many and reminded others how easily an impatient driver trying to pass a bus or a trolley can cost sometime their life. >> you have to pack your patience when you're driving. >> when it comes to our stop, when we go to get off the trolley and the bus, we have to look right and left to make sure that it's not a car coming. >> reporter: the fine for illegally passing a trolley or bus in philadelphia is $137. maliki armstrong faces more than 10 years in prison if he's convicted in the death of miriam wilson. dave schratwieser, fox 29 news. a purple kitten grabbing headlines but this is no light hearted story. the nightmare this little guy
has been through. and all new at 6:00 a desperate thief trying to pull off a smash and grab job without ever leaving a trace. the length this burglar went to inside a local convenience sto store. >> if you've been near city hall as of late you may have noticed a big change. philadelphia's new mayor wants to bring back the beauty much the message he's sending just days into his term.
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brought him to a shelter. look at him. his care takers say it's obvious he's survived constant abuse. >> looks like he'd been chewed on by a dog. not in a vicious attack kind of way. he just had repetitive biting wounds which suggested to me he was almost used like a chew toy. >> who does that? >> who does that? hundreds of from across the country inquired about a topping smurf the shelter is hoping this kitten's story will help bring attention to many other animals who are abused and end up in shelters. good luck to smurf. check out the sites and sound other side of the world tonight. 32nd annual harbin international ice and snow sculpture festival just opened in china welcoming tens of thousands of tourists to view some of the largest snow and ice cultures in the world. these clips taken a day before the festival formally opened. early visitors enjoying the wintery sites and sounds. ♪
straight ahead, colder than alaska, you her it right. this bitter winter chill making it down right miserable outside. temperature change is on the way but we're not out of the woods just yet. and patriotic or unconstitutional? a civil rights group is taking issue with a new jersey elementary school's proud tradition much the phrase it doesn't want to hear when students recite the pledge of allegiance. ♪ >> live from center city in philadelphia this is fox 29 news at 6:00. first at 6:00 the start of another dangerously cold night. the sun is gone and that means temperatures are dropping again. >> everybody outside feeling the stink of that arctic air hats, gloves even winter coats not enough for some along the ben franklin parkway. it's not just the city feeling it. you know it's more the same for our entire area right through tomorrow evening. good evening to you. i'm lucy noland. >> i'm chris o'connell in for iain page tonight. some relief is on the way but that's only after another night
of some dangerously low temperatures. fox 29's meteorologist kathy or outside or we got scott tonight. fighting off the cold at fourth and mark tonight. scott, how are you. >> i'm doing well. it is certainly cold and we are talking about the coldest start in philadelphia since march of last year. in fact the high today only 32 degrees. so we didn't even make above freezing. here in old city, folks are still bundled up trying to stay warm as we've been dealing with the defendant temperatures so far this season. let's talk about the low temperatures across the area early this morning. zero in the pocono mountains. pottstown eight. atlantic city 10 degrees. and philadelphia only 12 this morning. a live look outside of our studios right now. it's still cold. 30 degrees. but the winds not as brutal so the wind chill right now feels like 25 degrees as opposed to