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and takes off the sergeant is recovering from his injuries tonight. our karen hepp tells us how officers tracked that driver down. the sergeant was struck so hard hey was knock out of his shoe and hat. a hit-and-run driver plowed into him early this morning around 1ahm. here's how the it happened. sergeant stomped to check on his officers who were making a traffic stop on the main drag of manayunk. as he standing talking to the officer in the car, he is struck by a suspect the drunk driver and hit so far hard, his hat flys off. he's thrown 15 feet out of view. workers from the late night pizza joint were horrified. >> they came outside because i hear a noise, when they came out they seen the police officer in the ground screaming. >> reporter: you can see the other officer immediately put out a flash description of the suspect and vehicle. amazingly a tow truck driver heard it on a corner. >> thank god that tow truck operator was in that area to be able to listen to what was being provided over a police radio, and able to be alert enough to
know that was the vehicle and being able to flag down one of our police officers and be able to stop this individual before he hurt somebody else report police caught up with the 21 suspect colin murphy of schwenksville. he's facing a whole host of charges including driving under the influence and aggravated assault. the sergeant is severely injured but is expected to recover. >> i'm told his spirits are high. he sustain pretty rough injuries, broken collarbone, broken ribs and some internal injuries as well. it will be a little bit but he'll -- luckily he's still with us and he'll be able to recover. >> reporter: we know that the sergeant was sedated overnight but right now that he is in stable condition. he is awake. he is alert and he is able to talk with members of his family. he's been on the force for 26 years. outside police headquarters, karen hepp, fox twin news. now to a memory of a father sharing some memories of his murdered son and this comes after the young man was shot over the weekend outside a philadelphia deli.
victim's father wants his son's death not to be reduced to just a statistic. bruce gordon is live at police headquarters with this family's story. bruce? >> reporter: iain, it is easy in city that averages a half dozen murder as week to become numb to the humanity of each individual situation. the stories of lives led before tragedy struck. four people were killed in philadelphia last weekend. one of them was aspiring dancer. >> you feel anger. you feel pain. and you just hurt. >> reporter: anthony robinson sits in his second floor north philly apartment mourning the loss of a murdered son. young man so full of live. >> you turn a song on it wouldn't matter if it was frank sin fat tra he's dancing. >> ♪ >> 21-year-old nasir robinson loved to dance. he lived to dance. didn't matter where, didn't matter when. >> he'd be out there music is playing, kick off a little flip flop and start dancing in his socks. in the middle of the street.
>> reporter: just before 1am saturday nasir was wal walking toward this deli when someone pulled out gun and shot him. isn't repeatedly in the head, neck and face. he was rushed to the hospital where he died two hours later. >> this is pain that no one should carry. you know, you shouldn't be burying your children. >> reporter: anthony robinson went to the crime scene to see for himself where his son had been murdered. his ex-wife nasir's mom met with police to review surveillance video of the incident. anthony did not join her. >> she's looking at the video. i can't do it. i can't, you know, i just really really can't. i just -- >> too painful. >> yeah. >> reporter: nasir robinson leaves behind a one-year-old son and another son born days before his own murder. >> he's never going to know the warmth of my son. my son was loving, kind, humble young man. >> reporter: anthony rob been son wants you to know when you're tempted to view news of the latest murder as just
another crime statistic, take a closer look. >> these are people. they have families. their loved ones are touched and destroyed and devastated by th this. >> reporter: philadelphia police have no motive, no suspects in this case. they have for their own investigative reasons not released that surveillance video to the public at this point. there is a $20,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in this case. anthony robinson hopes if you know anything you'll view his son as something more than a crime statistic and pick up the phone. iain? >> let's hope so, bruce. thank you. we're following breaking news right now in atlantic county. skyfox is live over an overturned tanker truck in hammonton this is happening on the 50 lock 13th street. no word yet on how that tanker flipped on its side but we do know that no one was taken to the hospital. the camden county prosecutor's office and police department are offering a $5,000 reward hoping it will lead to an arrest of the person responsible for shooting an eight-year-old
girl. that girl was shot in the head as she was playing outside her house in camden last night. police say a group started firing shots at another target near south eighth and spruce streets and it's not clear if they hit their target but witnesses say the eight-year-old was caught up in the crossfire. she's in critical condition tonight. the family of boy found wandering in delaware county has been locate the but the boy will not be reunited with them just yet. police say the young boy was found walking along septa tracks on mcdade boulevard in collingdale this morning. authorities say his uncle was supposed to be watching him. now, the boy is in custody with the department of youth services. while investigators try to figure out what happened. police are given credit to witness who called 911 and helped save the boy. >> i'm glad that woman stepped up and found him. and called 911. and the business that is gave us the video footage to look at what direction he came from it's a win/win today. good guys in the public won. >> reporter: police don't
believe any criminal charges will be filed. authorities say this is the second boy in the town that was found wandering alone just this year. ♪ >> let's head down the shore tonight. meteorologist kathy orr is visiting cape may. let's check in with her again. kathy? >> that's right, iain. what beautiful day. the clouds have rolled in. we're expecting some hotter temperatures tomorrow. but we are at washington mall with a the trees. a beautiful evening. across the delaware valley nice as well. take look at the temperatures as we look at our satellite/radar as well. not many clouds out there. we have some high cirrus clouds a good indication tomorrow will be warmer day. going for 90 in the surrounding areas of philadelphia. right now it's 85. 82 in millville and in atlantic city 83. but that's on the boardwalk. the coolest spot is the poconos checking in at about 72 degrees. down the shore temperatures are a big cooler. we have a little bit of sea breeze the boardwalk in atlantic city 78. 82 in avalon. cape may .77. we definitely have an afternoon
sea breeze here in cape may with the ocean water temperatures still warm in the 70s. by tomorrow, it's not only going to be warmer temperature, it's going to be higher humidity so when you combine both it will feel like it's around 100 degrees in philadelphia and wilmington even millville in dover and ac it will feel like it's 101. coming down the shore this weekend and you're going to get a jump start here's a look at your forecast. 90 for friday a land breeze it will be hot. saturday, sunday and monday in the 80s staying warm. but you will have an afternoon breeze. back here live, we've got some vacationers. where is jack. >> come here jack. are you starting or ending vacation? >> ending. >> ending vacation. with his sister and brother and what are you going to do tomorrow? >> whale watching. >> whale watching much what's been the best part so far? >> boardwalking. >> boardwalk. >> did you hit the arcade? >> no. >> your parents are really sma smart. all right. very nice meeting you and we have to meet your little sister. this is vaughn. hi, vaughn do you want to look at the camera. some people just a little tired and just want to hang out.
that's the very latest from cape may. we'll have your forecast from the city to the shore coming up later in the broadcast. we'll see you then. >> all right kathy, thanks. we're learning more about yesterday's deadly accident at a new castle county zipline course. state police say 59-year-old tina warner of felton died yesterday after falling 35 feet from the top of a platform. she died at a local hospital. this happened a inside the go ape rope course at state park. go ape witnesses say that that woman disconnected herself from the safety system despite completing training that said you're supposed to remain attached. the park says all of their equipment was testified aft the accident and it is safe. it's offering condolences to the victim's family. in your health tonight, peps taking steps to prevent prescription drug abuse. governor tom wolf on hand at the university of pennsylvania this afternoon to announce the launch of a prescription drug monitoring program. it's a database on drug dispensing state law now requires physicians to review the prescription histories of
first time patien patients befot putting them on opioid painkillers wonder controlled substances much the tool will be a beneficial resource to docto doctors. >> you want to make life better for your patients. with this we're trying to do to that. trying to help do you that so you can look into this database and make sure that you're not prescribing something that is at odds with the health of your patient. >> officials hope through the program they'll also be able to connect patients with treatment if a drug abuse problem is spo spotted camden officials tackling blight across the city. we'll show you the progress being made on the largest reasonable demolition project in new jersey history. plus, how a philadelphia towing company accused of baiting drivers into parking and no parking zones could be facing some serious trouble from the city. sean? >> iain one of the last links to the phillies world series is gone. carlos ruiz is headed out west to a team the phillies apparently love doing business with. where he's going want the phillies are getting back coming
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>> philadelphia department of licenses and inspections pulling the license of george smith towing remains to the table as the major crimes unit continues to probe the company's actions along a section of south broad. last night fox 29 reported claims that the company was engaged in predatory towing alongside south broad near alter. an area residents say he's recorded the company baiting people to park and then towing them. the george smith towing company has refused comment. meanwhile jenn mark ward listed as a president with the company tells fox 29 by e-mail we do not have any contracts with george smith towin towing. towing cars at or near this property. we of course had continue to follow the story. turning to you decide tonight donald trump spends the day courting minority voters with his poll numbers falling behind hillary clinton's he has
been spenting the last several days speaking directly to african-americans and hispanics. republican presidential nominee met with dr. ben carson along with leaders in the black community to discuss ways that he says he can address their concerns as president. trump says african-americans have been let down by clinton and democrats in office. a theme he continued to hammer at during a different appearance this afternoon in new hampshire. >> it's the oldest play in the democratic playbook. when democratic policies fail, they are left with only this one tired argument. you're racist, you're racist, you're racist. >> this all comes just day after he labeled clinton a bigot during a rally in mississippi. meanwhile hillary clinton returned to the campaign trail today in reno, nevada. she called out trump for what she calls inflammatory and
dangerous rhetoric. she says encouraged a radical element in the country. >> from the start, donald trump has built his campaign on prejudice and paranoia. he is taking hate groups main stream. and helping a radical fringe take over the republican party. >> clinton's speech focused on the so-called all right movement which is often associated with efforts to preserve white department at the and oppose multi cultural i. crews in camden wrapping up the last face of the largest reasonable demolition in the state' history. city leaders gathered today to nouns workers are almost done tearing down 591 abandoned structures throughout the city. officials say the nuisance properties were public safety hazards and many of the empty homes attracted illegal activity and plenty of crime. with the homes now gone residents can enjoy a better place to live. officials add that 75% of the
work force hired were local and that many of the subcontractors involved in the project were based right there in cam. kathy orr is back down the shore and joins us again from cape may. beautiful evening out there, kathy? >> fantastic. stellar day, iain, turning into gorgeous evening. the skies are clear and we have higher cirrus clouds and that is an indication that even down the shore it will be warmer tomorrow. and behind me, you can see all the folks coming in this is the place to come and get some snacks, dessert, dinner, get some last minute souvenirs if it's the end of vacation. for many it is. more folks coming in tonight to have a great weekend down the shore. take a look at our temperatures. right now in philadelphia the temperature is 84. trenton 85. wrightstown 83. and it's going get even hotter. high pressure building in the east. six many heat wave will get underway tomorrow as a ridge builds in the east. jet stream well to the north in canada that means more heat and humidity. so here we go. 87 today.
near 90. 94 tomorrow. 90 saturday. sunday make eight heat wave at 91. air quality alert beginning tomorrow at 11am and ends at 11:00 p.m. for those sensitive groups so try to limit your time outdoors because with the heat and humidity it will feel like it's around 100 degrees. it's not just the air that's heating up. we're talking about the tropics as well. for more on that i'll zen it inside to the studio and my colleague scott williams. good evening, scott. >> hi there, kathy. yeah, things pretty active right now in the tropics not and we watching gaston but the potential is there for hermine. not looking very organized right now but this is what we'll watch that could bring some swells our way. the latter part of the weekend into early next week. a tropical storm gaston a 65-mile per hour storm but watch the movement off to the north and west. it will intensify but it stays well out to sea. well to the east of we are mud today. but the large swells will approach our shore communities as early as sunday into early
next week. that is something that we'll watch. in the meantime, take look at this area of disturbed weather this tropical wave poorly organized right now. but look at the computer models. moving it through the bahamas toward south florida and eventually potentially by early next week into the gulf of mexico. something that we'll watch because this could bring heavy rain to south florida or eventually unfortunately back to sections of louisiana. so of course we'll continue to follow that. back to you. >> all right, scott. thank you very much. let's get a check of what's happening in sports. sean bell is here now. >> the phillies, all right, bad news, good news for the future, bad news for remembering the past. one of the guys, well, he's gone. then there's one basically what they would say. ryan howard now the only player left from the 2008 world series team. carlos ruiz heart and soul of that team on his way out. where he's going and how much the phils will actually get for him coming up later in sports.
♪ carlos rue says headed out west. 2008 world series team is almost officially gone. the men who caught the final out is headed to the la dodgers. chooch was traded for catcher aj ellis a minor league pitcher tom we are jones who actually wept to haverford college and a player to be name later. the phils also through in some cash. see ya carlos ruiz. we'll miss you. all right. to the eagles, their prepping for third preseason game on saturday.
coach pug pederson take real close look at the running backs. all the backs have some type of question mark to them but he still seems to feel really confident in what they got. >> i just go back to our days in kansas city when, you know, we had jamal charles there and we kind of limited him throughout camp and his touches through the regular season he was very explosive guy for us. at the same time we took couple of young players and, you know, they got the majority of work week sick. i like where we're at with the running back position. >> ryan matthews in particular the guy that needs to step up listed as number one back when the healthy. no question about what this guy can do. but that's the problem. he needs to stay health theme matthews thinks this could be big year for him. he actually is looking at the 1,000-yard mark much that's what he has in mine. >> i think that's every running back's bench mark to top that, you know, but you got to be healthy. you got to be paying the whole season. that's my main goal right now to make sure, you know, my body is ready and i'm ready and mentally and physically to go through the
punishment that we take running back. i feel like i am. >> west chester native sierra back home after winning a gold medal in swimming much it's a absolute dream something she wanted since she was four years old. >> today on good day i got to race her in the pool. she gave me a head start to be generous. i asked her about her first time putting on that gold medal. >> i cried like 50 times that night. like every time i saw somebody else, okay, we did it. so i just started crying every time because i was just so happy. so excited. >> unbelievable. i can't swim. they're teaching me, i'm learning. >> right. >> she gives me about two-thirds of the pool. i'm -- >> still chases you down. >> doing what i need to do. i look under and she's right next to me. high to get up and just run. there's no way. absolutely great person. sweet. >> yeah. >> wanted this since she was four years years old gold medal. >> go for her. >> she told me all the things she said about rio are greatly
exaggerated her and teammates had great time. everyone was very his spittable to them and everything went smoothly. so despite bonehead things like lochte and what people are reporting they said the olympians had fun and thought it was great and smooth. >> experience of a lifetime. >> absolutely. >> congratulations to her. how is our weather looking our seven day. >> triple hs. hazy, hot and humid and 94 degrees for the high temperature tomorrow. >> i like that. >> it will feel more like the triple digits. moving ahead to the upcoming weekend we should stay dry. it looks hot. temperatures on saturday right around 90. 91 on sunday. and that would make it official our sixth heat wave of the season. it looks like august will go down as one of hottest if not the hottest on record for philadelphia. it stays hot into early next week. monday a lot of kids are headed back to school. we're looking at temperatures topping out still around 90 degrees. maybe a pop-up storm tuesday or wednesday. but you get the drift. temperatures upper 80s to right around 90 degrees and take look at the shore temperatures.
it's going to be pretty hot down the shore if you're headed that for friday. high temperatures top out around 90. 86 degrees saturday. mid 80s on sunday. now sunday into early next week whatever happens with gaston could bring some of those large swells toward the shore. meaning a risk for rip currents. >> all right. thank you scott. >> um-hmm. >> my kind of weather be sure to join us tonight for the fox 29 news at tepp. this lady stopped at the atm a trip to the doctor. she was only taking out 20 bucks. what she saw on her receipt left her floored. why she says she was out more than $100. we'll have that tonight at 10:00. that will do it for us tonight at 6:00. we'll see you back here at 10:00. have a great night. inside edition is up next. ♪
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