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the hunt for a sexual offender targeting women in south philadelphia. the investigation involves case after case all through the past few weeks. >> i'm iain page. >> i'm lucy noland. >> there's similarities between those assaults. let's get tout joanne pill lee gee whose following this investigation in south philadelphia. police shared new information about the cases today. >> reporter: that's right, iain. police in philadelphia think it is the same guy who has sexually assaulted at least four women so far. and they are now asking for the public's help to try to find this guy before he takes aim at yet another victim. cops released this surveillance video of the suspect seen on a bike in south philly. the location of multiple sexual assaults over a one-week period this month. >> during these assaults our victims are wearing dresses and the offender comes up behind them on his bicycle, reaches up under the dress and sexually assault all of them. >> reporter: four women so far
have filed reports aft the guy on the bike road up to them and touched them inn appropriatel a. in each case the suspect has fled after the victims screamed. >> we believe that it is the same based on a description and the mo and he's on bike. the last one he's not on bike. he appears out of nowhere but the description is the same and mo is exactly the same. >> it's pretty creepy. i'll make sure i don't walk by myself. i walk with my dog or fiance' probably. >> reporter: each victim gave a similar description of the assault and the suspect. cops say he is a latino mail medium complected, 5-foot four to 5-foot 6-inches tall wearing a bright polo shirt and black backpack and he was on bike. >> i think it's really important to like watch out for yourself, you know, i mean, being a woman in the city can be a dangerous thing, but i mean, hearing that information is all diss concerning and i think -- i don't know. scary. >> reporter: certainly is scary. all of the assaults happened after 10:00 p.m. at night.
if you have any information, if you know this guy, you're asked to contact philadelphia police. iain? >> all right, joanne. thank you. investigation tonight into what happened at a delaware zipline park. police say a 58-year-old woman was rushed to christiana hospital after an accident at the go park in bear. the woman was taken to the hospital in critical condition. we are expecting update now in the next half hour. nearly three weeks after a railing gave way at the bb and t pavilion in camden we have earned several of the fans who fell many feet are now taking legal action. their lawsuits claims the lawsuit should have been preve prevented. fox dawfox 29's dawn timmeney js in stewed eighty seven attorneys are saying this could have been a lot worse. >> attorneys for the victims say proper planning and precautions could have prevented this collapse from happening in the first place. they say pure luck kept this from being a real disaster. cell phone sid videos shows what
started out as a fun night with snoop dog and wiz khalifa at the bbt pavilion quickly turned to chaos. >> moments afternoon dog calls the fans on the lawn to come on down. you can see a rail collapsing sending dozens of people crashing some 6 feet to the settlement below. >> the majority of the people fell head first. that could have been absolutely catastrophic. victims reported being trapped with people on top of them. the railing smashing into fans heads. some say they were knocked unconscious. >> win the crowd of people that fell, there's a broken back broken legs, torn achilleas, torn ligaments and tendons, and devastating injuries, i believe there's six concussions amongst the group. >> 42 people in all were hurt today. attorneys representing 17 of them announced a lawsuit against the promotor, live nation. >> after this disaster, live nation said that they are tal
talking to structural engineers to determine what happened. that is far too little, far too late. >> reporter: attorneys for the victims say this was totally preventible. >> they had an obviously inadequate railing directly on top of a 6-foot drop on to a concrete moot. >> reporter: performers snoop dog and wiz khalifa are also being sued for failure to protect the audience and employees from harm. >> they have a responsibility to their fans. number one to make sure that their stages are located in save areas and, number two, not to encourage
at least 159 people killed the magnitude 6.2 earthquake hit 80 to 100 miles northeast of rome. it leveled homes and entire towns in central italy. rescue crews have been able to pull dozens of victims out of collapsed buildings alive but they are now in a race against time to find survivors. meanwhile the white house says president obama has spoken with italy's president and that the state department is working to provide assistance to any american who's may be affected. ♪ turning to your fox 29 weather. here's live look along the ben franklin parkway. just another absolutely gorgeous day. you don't want to get used to it we got the heat and we've got the humidity coming back. meteorologist scott williams tracking it's changes and, scott, you're talking about the possibility of yet another heat wave. >> yes, indeed, lucy.
hard to believe after several beautiful days. temperatures today in the mid 80s. but yesterday and also monday the highs were only in the low 80s. we're dry and quiet as we look at ultimate doppler across the area but off to the west a severe weather outbreak moving through sections of indiana and ohio. multiple tornado warnings still on going at this hour. that activity will stay well to our west. but take live look right now at the center city skyline. the sun will set this evening at 7:44. it's just been a beautiful chamber of commerce day across the area. 84 degrees right now. look at that humidity. not that bad at 44%. winds out of the west southwest at 13 miles per hour. that will bring in more humidity over the next several days. 80 in dover. 80 in millville right now. low 80s in pottstown. 83 in allentown. 75 even in the pocono mountains so if you're stepping outdoors this evening, no weather worries whatsoever. we're looking at 9:00 o'clock, 78 degrees. 74 by 11:00. so once again, temperatures on
the rise as we move toward the latter part of the week. take a look at this. by thursday, tomorrow high temperatures nearing 90 degrees. we're looking at the potential for, yes, a sixth heat wave we'll talk about that and the tropics coming up. all right, thank you very much, scott. talk to you soon. after spending 25 years lock up for murder did he not commit, anthony wright is now free. >> dna evidence proved that he was not connected to a 1991 rape and murder for which he was convicted. fox 29's bruce gordon spoke to wright today and joins us live from the criminal justice center where a retrial took place. bruce? >> reporter: yeah, iain, the controversy surrounding this case comes in part from the idea that that dna evidence fought for by anthony wright's attorneys should have cleared him several years ago. set him free, but in fact it did take a retrial to actually clear williams and whiff him back his life. one by one teary eyed jurors had just a day earlier set
44-year-old tony wright free waited to give hmm hug and wish him well. in the law offices where attorneys had work the case wright told reporters he felt reborn. >> i'm like a baby right now. like i don't -- i have -- i haven't breathed this type of air -- i haven't been hugged so much in so long. >> reporter: tony wright was just 20 years old when he was arrested tried and convicted in a 1991 rape and murder of a 77-year-old nicetown woman. the case was built largely on a confession that wright claimed was phony. off he went to prison. crying himself to sleep at night as the years ticked by. >> what was the worst part about being behind bars. >> being innocent. being -- knowing that you're innocent. everybody else don't know that. you know that. >> reporter: several years ago dna testing proved he was not the rapist nor killer. but district attorney seth williams demand add retrial. on tuesday, jury roars needed less than two hours to clear the defendant and set him free.
shaina was juror number one. >> i just have been inspired by you. i am in awe of you. >> reporter: surrounded by his family including his tiny granddaughter born while he was behind bars he does not hold a grudge against the legal system. but it's hard to miss the sense of frustration in his voice. >> i don't want nobody explain anything to me. owe want somebody to look my son in his face and explain to them why his dad was gone for 25 years. >> those involved in the case mingled and hugged and snapped photos. i found wright's father now living in florida who told me he has a plan for his newly reuni reunited son. >> going to walk down that peer and standoff and look at cuba. (laughter). >> stand there and stare it out. stare it out. >> reporter: looks like a dad and his son. >> yeah. >> better late than never? >> better late than ever. >> reporter: dna evidence showed now deceased criminal was
response al for that rape and murder in the nicetown case. in a statement the district attorney's office defended, retrying wright rather than simply releasing him, but the jury foreman made clear she believed the retrial was a waist of taxpayer dollars. >> thank you very much, bruce. >> vice-president joe biden urging turkish authorities to remain patient but turkey wants a muslim cleric living in exile in the poconos back in turkish authorities wanty him back right now. turkey accuses fethullah gulen masterminding a coo. speaking in turkey today he said president obama cannot circumvent american courts on the matter adding to do so would be impeachable offense. by didn't says us has no interest in protecting anyone who may have harmed an ally. but said he needs to follow the law. gull license maintains he's completely innocent. police arrested three men for a shooting that sent three people to the hospital including a aged boy. police charged 24-year-old car
dell hell lambs, two-year-old gary martin and 21 paul control for their involvement in the west philadelphia shooting according to team usa website control was olympic boxing hopeful. police say the men shot 25-year-old man, a 24-year-old and a 15-year-old boy on the 100 block of south 55th street after an argument. the 25-year-old and the teen are in critical condition. the other is in stable conditi condition. he's just five years old but this little boy is embarking upon a huge act of kindness. what he save his allowance to give back to local police. sean? >> lucy, nfc hate never stops. how josh norman come into the division and stirred up some more drama. he talks about sam bradford and being a little disrespectful. that's coming up later in sports. >> sierra making a visit to the atlantic city boardwalk next month. not to perform. what she and a group of celebs are doing to become a piece of an i connick american tradition.
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♪ new information for you now on that deadly accident at a delaware zipline park. state police say a 58-year-old woman fell about 40 feet this afternoon at the go ape narcotic bear, new castle paramedics took the woman to christiana where she was pronounced dead. her name is not being released right now and no word on why that woman fell. a five-year-old from winslow township, new jersey, a one boy kindness machine. he saved his a allowance to buy his local police department lunch. >> that was just the beginning. karen hepp has his inspiring story. >> what are you coming here for today? >> kindsness day. >> it's kindness day. >> um-hmm. >> you're special. proudly sporting his police officer shirt and enormous grin five-year-old william everett they call him bubba brought his heroes at the winslow police department lunch today. paid for from his own allowance money. >> i have money -- >> he work hard at his chores so
he could spread the cheer. >> happy fire man's day. >> check out the spread the whole department dug in hungry and impressed. >> he wants to be a police officer and we look forward to that type of people that want to be -- fill our spots when we retire. >> why not start at the top. he got to sit in the chief's chair in the big office and was given all kinds of cool gadgets. >> we actually gave him real badge. that we have and we'll make him a real id today, too. >> i am so over the moon proud. i'm like fighting tears. i'm like so excited for him. >> reporter: lunch at the department was just the beginning of his kindness tour. next he's bringing cool supplies to needy children and toys and food for animals at a local shelter. >> how about that for ride home sometimes life is so beyond your expectations you have to turn around and look to check out, yup, that really did happen. high five, mom. >> how about that for the end of a day of kindsness? absolutely amazing just from one little boy to spread so far ton get this escort home and the police
vehicle, that's a perfect 10 for him. from winslow, i'm karen hepp, fox 29 news. >> that is my favorite story of the day. >> all right. >> we think of parks and playgrounds as places for kids to run free but the city of philadelphia wants people of all ages to be able to enjoy them. >> that's right. mayor kenney has sign the inclusive parks and playgrounds bill. very hoyt tee it to tow sounding for fun stuff. they made the announce in many germantown today. the legislation insures all parks or playgrounds managed by the city are inclusive and inter generation al. meaning play areas for children with special needs and equipment for adults. bill comes as the city plans to invest three hadn't dread million dollars in parks and recreation centers. renovations paid partially by the beverage tax. tonight we know all the judges who will choose the next miss america. r been singer ciera announced today as the final judge for this year's competition. singer will join olympic gymnast gabbie douglas, nba team owner and billionaire mark cuban.
singer song writer cole swindle and musician and actress laura moran know. actress sarah foster and former miss america charlene wells hawks. the pageant is in atlantic city on september 11th. >> fox 29 weather authority now. just the perfect day for a block party in germantown this celebration is all about students of west philadelphia achievement center elementary school. right before they launch into their new school year. >> even though summer break is almost over the heat is not. it's not ready to go away. meteorologist scott williams tracking those changes. hello, scott. >> hi there, lucy. yeah it's been a nice stretch over the past several days around the delaware valley but some heat and humidity it's going to head right for our area. as we look at ultimate doppler we're dry and quiet but look at this mess off to the west. sections of indiana, multiple tornadoes earlier this afternoon and several current tornado warnings right now moving back toward the kokomo area where there was a starbucks that was destroyed.
so continuing to keep tabs on this activity. you'll be hearing about that later on tonight. as far as life look right now, picture perfect. take look at the center city skyline. really not a cloud in the sky. temperatures have been comfortable. 84 degrees right now. humidity at 44%. sun will set this evening at 7:44. look at the temperatures right now in wildwood. 79. 80 atlantic city. we have 82 right now in wilmington. a low 80s as you move north and west. berks county also the lehigh valley. but that heat pump it is going to make big come back headed into the upcoming weekend. enough in fact for our sixth heat wave of the season. high temperatures tomorrow will be in the upper 80s. but take look at the feels like temperatures tomorrow by 5:00 in the low 90s along the i-95 corridor. then it gets even hotter for the feels like temperatures friday afternoon. mid to upper 90s. especially in parts of south jersey and delaware. look at millville. by 3:00 o'clock friday
98 degrees. 99 in atlantic city. the tropics still heating up. we have two systems we're watching gaston and also potentially hermine not very organized right now and it's not yet hermine as it still has some convection to get through and also some organization but hurricane hunters were out surveying that system earlier. it could track toward the bahamas. may be even south florida as early as next week. we'll, of course, keep you posted but temperatures ramp over the next several days. 89 tomorrow. low 90's on friday but feels like temperatures nearing the triple digits. 90 for saturday. will 90s on sunday. and, yes, it look like our sixth heat wave of the season. sean over to you. >> josh norman he's in the division now, and blood is about start boiling over. he had some not so nice things to say about sam bradford. norman likes to run his mouth and he's still running. eagles defense going to be the best part of this team. some players already calling it
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♪ eagles offensive line looking shaky right now at best and it might get even worse. isaac missed a preseason game with a peck injury. the o line can't find consistency. what is consistent the hate between the teams in the nfc east. josh norman decided to take it up a notch. norman can't stop talking. he's been talking probably for year straight right now.
norman basically said bradford doesn't deserve the money he's getting. can't wait to play him two times a year. sam's teammates say hear the noise and they say let the -- all the talk be done on the fe feel. >> obviously everyone knows sam is our leader. i'm not going to pull a to right now and get all upset. >> i'm a quarterback. >> at the same time sam is my guy. everyone in here loves him. in regards to josh norman everyone is excited to see him play in a new scheme whether it's going to be very beneficial or at the end of the day it could be detrimental as well. >> zac questioning whether or not norman is actually as good as he thinks he is. and with all that reckless talking we'll find out real quick with did he say bryant and o'dell beckham challenging him real quick. okay. he's probably going to eat a lot of crow. the eagles defense has a world of potential some of the guys think they'll be great. others are saying let's wait until we actually play a game.
>> we are constantly making practice. we're not there. that's why we practice every day. we push ourselves to get better. we have a chance to be something special. >> i think we got a long way to go still, but i mean obviously we believe who in who we have on this defense. i think we're talented group. we need to start playing regular games and go against top running backs, top quarterbacks before i start saying anything like that. >> guys, check this out from last night. chris archer trying to put on his hoodie, yeah, we've all done that before but he did it three times before he notice wad was going on. come on, kid. chris, three times, though? (laughter). >> i can see once but three times? you didn't see you need to turn that around. >> i guess he didn't see that. >> he was preoccupied on the game. >> we'll see you back here at 10:00 and 11:00. have a great night inside edition is up next.
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