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vigil that is going to start here in few minutes just feet away from where their church was destroyed by a fire. this is all that's left the good shepherd presbyterian here in overbrook built more than 100 years ago back in 1912. the fire broke out yesterday morning more than 100 firefighters battled the blaze on the 6400 block of lansdowne avenue. you see flames were shooting through the roof. luckily no one was injured in the fire. but the fire did cause obviously some major damage. there's still estimating the entire damage here and perhaps more importantly displaced hundreds of church members but most say this historic church in one way will rebuild. >> when you look at the structures around here or the buildings even the school, this church was here before all of that, and so the church is the anchor that forms the community. so what does that tell you? if we don't have an anchor then we probably don't have community. >> reporter: as church members
gather here tonight the big question still remains how this fire started? fire investigators with the philadelphia fire department still investigating that. but a couple members here, they think that this fire started somehow electrical. that is not been made official yet but right now, tonight begins the process of rebuildi rebuilding. guys? >> all right, chris, thank you. developing news tonight from overseas. the islamic state is reporting that the terror group spokesman and their top strategist has died during some sort of operation in syria. isis run news agency reporting the death but exactly how he died is not yet known. he's the man credited with laying out the blueprints of the terror groups attack in the we west. new information now on that shootout on the atlantic city expressway. police are looking for this pickup truck that may have been involve in the shooting anthony hicks, lenardo karo, stouks williams and sean stouks and 16-year-old facing a shrew of weapons charges and more charges could be filed. the shootout involving people
multiple vehicles, killed a man and injured four others. >> and behind the violence, there's a story that will make every parent shiver. our bruce gordon is live at the atlantic city expressway state police barracks and bruce, you spoke to mother of the man who was killed. >> reporter: yeah, dawn, it is a pan's nightmare. you guide your children, you try to supervise them, shepherd them and hope they make the right choices. well, the young man shot to death in the expressway shootout on monday made his choices in life. the fallout, well, the fallout leaves his hard working mother heart broken. >> nobody, nobody, he don't listen to nobody. >> reporter: a mother's lament marie scott sits in her living room mourning the son she lost to the streets. >> i know he was involved in guns, with drug but i always tell him the situation is not for you. >> reporter: scott a haitian immigrant a single parent working two full-time jobs as a cass zen know housekeeper says
rosemond octavius began hanging with a dangerous crowd a decade ago. >> he always wanted to be in the streets. so i dot best i can to safe him but i can't. >> reporter: she says she what happens had her son arrested and jailed for 20 months for brin bringing a weapon into her home. he had been shot twice before. >> first time he survive. second time he survived. i tell him you don't stay away from the streets you're going to die. >> reporter: and so octavius was found slumped in the passenger seat of a nissan maxima after an apparent shootout on the atlantic city expressway, his mother was saddened but not shocked. >> i do everything for him. i take care of him. i give him everything he needs, he wants but he just no listen to me. >> reporter: this facebook photo of rosemond posing gangster style with friends holding stacks of cash speaks of his life on the street a live his mother fought so hard to
shield him from. >> i don't want my son having illegal money. i want him working for money. like i do. i working for my money. >> reporter: in the end he became a victim of his own choices. his mother, was left with a hole in her heart. >> i want my son. i want him. i want my baby. >> reporter: speaking of babies rosemond octavius leaves behind his four-year-old son. marie scott took a look at the facebook photo we showed you the one where he's holding those stacks of cash and she said to herself, now i've got to find the money to bury my son. dawn? >> so sad, thank you, bruce. a troubling story tonight out of philadelphia's crescen crescentville neighborhood that's where police say an armed man burst into a home and sexually assault add woman. it happened about 4:00 o'clock this morning inside a home along the 5100 block of nebus street. he forced hads way into the home of a 24-year-old woman tied up
her family and sexually assaulterredded her at gun point. the man was between 25 and 30 years old. they are still on the hunt for him tonight. and philadelphia police are trying to identify a man whose body was found in the schuylkill river near christopher row avenue. someone made the kim discovery and fall authorities. marine units later pulled the body of a black man and his mid 20s from the river. investigators think he may have been in the water for up to three days. it's too soon to say just how the man died but authorities say there were no visible signs of trauma. a mangled mess of metal and shattered glass covering one street in camden this morning. now the driver is in fight for life. this was seen near the haddon and newton avenues around 2:00 this morning. man driving the red car lost control and hit four other parked the porch of a home. the engine of the car flew out. no word yet on what it may have caused the driver to lose control. police in wildwood say first responders race to do a motel for reports of someone trying to
set themselves on fire. >> it turns out it was all a prank for a social media post. it happened sunday at the sle of palm motel. eight people including a young child were inside an elevator when 19-year-old austin gale pour add liquid on himself and tried to light it on fire. that liquid was just water. the teen was recording the entire thing so he could post people's reaction online. looks like the joke is on him. he's being held on $90,000 bail. let's check in on your fox 29 weather authority now. tropical weather churning up in the atlantic from florida through the carolinas. even the beaches at the jersey shore officials are warning of rough surf. here's video from jacksonville, florida, where big waves are already leading to beach erosi erosion. rough surf warnings in new jersey and delaware. fox 29 meteorologist kathy orr here now. kathy, you're watching several systems in the tropics. >> we have a couple systems to talk about, iain. right now, we have one that is off the mid atlantic right off
cape hatteras and another one down in the open waters of the gulf. this is tropical depression number nine and this is the one that we're concerned with. hurricane hunters flew out of cam pa today and criss-crossed and in out of the center of the storm 10 times. i did this once much very long flight and kale up with low pressure and also reading about 35 miles an hour wind associated with it so still a tropical depression. now tropical depression number eight moving off of the cape hatteras and moving away but still keeping that rough surf close to the jersey shore. tropical depression number nine, rather, in the gulf going over the warmer waters and will increase in intensity and speed as it moves toward the west coast of florida by thursday making a landfall saying very close to myrtle beach and then moving toward cape hatteras friday afternoon the big question how close does it come to the jersey shore. we do know one thing. we will have a high risk of rip currents over the next couple of days and over the holiday weekend a rough surf and also
east swells at about two to 3 feet. the big holiday weekend is upon us down the jersey shore and the delaware beaches. we have to keep careful watch on this particular storm. i'll have more on this plus the heat that continues and the records that have already been broken for the summer of 2016. i'll see you later in the broadcast. >> all right, kathy, thank you. developing to night, questions about how a 13-year-old got his hands on a gun. that boy shot himself and an 11-year-old girl last night in south philadelphia. fortunately, both are safe and stable tonight. but it's prompting local leaders again to emphasize the importance of gun safety. >> there's an important tool they want all gun owners to have. fox 29's bill anderson is here now with more. bill? >> reporter: iain was looking into it all day. it's rare we can call a crime largely preventible. but officials believe that accidental shootings involving children do fall into that category. they continue an initiative going on for weeks telling people if you want a free gun lock, just like this one, all
you have to do is ask. far too often these young people are getting access to weapons because irresponsible nature of the gun owner. >> reporter: it happens often enough in philly that it's losing its shock value and it happened again last night. 111-year-old, 113-year-old. both shot after the 13-year-old was allegedly playing with a loaded gun. >> the 13-year-old was handling the gun and we believe the gun accidentally discharged shooting himself through the hands, then that same bullet striking the female in the knee. >> reporter: it's too soon to know how the 13-year-old got the gun. >> this gun cannot be fired. >> no. not in this condition. >> reporter: but city officials who launched program giving away free gun locks are frustrated that some still aren't getting the message. >> if they come up on these weapons they won't shoot themselves they're not going to shoot another kid and there's not grieving parent. >> reporter: they showed me the locks are easy to use and secure. >> secure. >> reporter: add in their free
and they believe shootings like last night just don't have to happen. >> some adult somewhere got that weapon and made it accessible to that children they didn't responsibly keep that gun in place where the child couldn't act is he it. >> reporter: 13-year-old has been charged with gun possession, aggravated assault and other charges. but officials see it as representing a larger problem and want the public to know that there are options. >> if you have a gun, get a lock. oh very that gun in save 59 in many a safe gun lock box or in a locked closet. that's a very preventible situation but unfortunately too many people don't think it's important to keep these guns away from young people. >> you can sense the emotion and frustration when speaking to council president clark it was largely because this is a bigger issue. aside from the injuries you now have a child facing serious charges and possibly more to come. they say it's pretty simple. these shootings don't have to happen. just call the sheriff's department and you can get your gun lock.
iain get it for free. >> all right, bill g advice. thank you. you decide 2016. hillary clinton and donald trump on opposite sides of the country today. clinton spending entire week fundraising in the northeast. donald trump is also raising money but still campaigning with big rally playing tonight in washington state. men while both vice-presidential nominees are on the road. mike pence talking in georgia about how a trump plan will cut taxes while tim kaine attacked donald trump while speaking in erie, pennsylvania. >> you want a president who will cut taxes, grow the economy, squeeze every nickel out of that bloated federal bureau crass see. >> trump campaign just feels like trump's next big con. donald trump it's time for to you come clean. release your tax returns, explain your business interests, start telling the truth. >> the newest monmouth university poll shows keystone state voters prefer clinton to trump by eight points. we now know who will take over as pennsylvania's top prosecutor.
state lawmakers voted unanimou unanimously for bruce beamer to finish out his former boss' term. beamer is a top former aid to convicted attorney general kathleen kane. he left her office last month to become governor tom wolf's inspector general. beamer testified against kane earlier this month which helped prosecutors convict her. kane was found guilty of leaking secret grand jury information and then lying about it under oath. she resigned august 17th 2 days after her conviction. and coming up next, all these backpacks will soon be on some luck coo students heading back to school. the challenge that made this all possible. howard? tim tebow he had a baseball workout for 28 major league scouts. he now wants to play baseball. a look at how he did and the eagles have some players looking for jobs. how will they be used on thursday coming up in sports. >> wish you could get all your steps in? somewhere nicer than the workplace around the house. fit bit is about to unveil a new feature that will take you on an
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authority now. meteorologist kathy orr is here. kathy, philadelphia just broke a weather record today. >> my gosh, we're breaking records left and rye. if you like it hot then you're going to like the news i have to share. at the airport right now we're looking at a clear sky, humidity creeping up a little bit, the temperature 88 but the high today 90. and that means our heat wave continues. another heat wave in the delaware valley in philadelphia of course it's our second august heat wave. today's high temperature of 90 makes it the 16th day at 90 degrees or greater this month in philadelphia. the record is 17 days that was set back in 1995. that was a real hot summer. and tomorrow will be our 17th day. we'll break another record tomorrow. here's the record. the big one it is official in philadelphia. it is the warmest august ever. take a look at this over 4 degrees above the normal. number two occurred in 1980. and number 32001 and 1995. so that is one for the record books. we could end up the second or
third hottest summer ever. those numbers will be out within the next couple of days. so why is it so hot? it's been pretty dry across the delaware valley and north jersey and northeastern pennsylvania. dry conditions do feed the heat. it's easier to warm up the ground when it's so dry out, and you have some low humidity and drought conditions and of course then you get more 90-degree days and that's what happened this summer. right now in philadelphia, 88. 75 degrees in the poconos. 85 in lancaster. 85 degrees in dover. down the shore temperatures warm. mainly in the 80s. 81 in hammonton. 81 in ocean city. 79 in cape may point and avalon 82 and the ocean water temperature at about 76 degrees off the coast of atlantic city. in the city overnight, 70 the suburbs 62. humidity on the increase ahead another cold front. tomorrow the last of the 90-degree days. 91 mostly sunny and humid again on your extended forecast from the weather authority, some showers thursday with a front. finally busting the heat. the high only 83. 82 friday.
saturday 80. wow! the concert on the beach in ac we have florida georgia line it's going to be cool that evening. sunday 82. monday 85 a great end to the holiday weekend and tuesday back to the heat at 90 degrees. take look at the shore temperatures because it will get cool down the shore with high temperatures in the 80s and over the holiday weekend a lot of them in the 70s. so back a sweater if you're hitting the boards of course we'll keep an eye on that tropical depression number nine which could become hermine overnight tonight. >> all right. kathy, thank you. forecast looks pretty good. >> it does. great weekend coming up. >> it will be cool. we're never happy. >> great weather. >> pack sweater. all right. tim tebow ought to pack up. wants to play baseball he had a workout today. 28 major league scouts wasted their time. we will take a look. and the eagles get ready for their final preseason game but it's all about more than a few flares trying to um pros get a job. we have the cuts all coming up
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♪ thursday night is a big night for some of the players on the eagles team. most of the decisions on players that will make the eagles 53 man roster they've already been made but some players can help themselves with this game against the new york jets thursday night here at the linc. most starters won't play. but how does doug pederson plan
to use players he will play? >> we still got young guys in the back end of the secondary. we're still taking a look at. receives are the same way. and then we've got, you know, our offense. i mean, really this is a great challenge for all the players in this football game, you know torque get one last substantial amount of reps, um, and to really put themselves on tape. i want them to go out and play care free, play, you know, play fast haven't fun doing it and at the end of the day they can hold their head up and say they gave everything that they had. >> the starters now will be two weeks between games. but fans always wonder if the starters have had enough play in the games. >> thee preseason games the offense is clicking pretty good. the starter which is focus their attention to cleveland and backups some of the other guys have monday more game here the starters and everybody they get a chance to kind of relax. get your legs back under you and focus for couple weeks on cleveland. >> eagles had new player on the
field today. jake mets who played with the a ren in a league champion philadelphia soul now he's 25 years old. still looking to make an nfl team. he's from souderton high school here in the area why hasn't he made a team in the nfl yet? >> i couldn't tell you. i think i should have made a team hob honest. i had the drive the whole time. i knew the whole time i would get here and my persistence is what got me here. i'm not worried about anything. i'm going play. >> tim tebow want add baseball tryout he actually had two major league scouts at 20 -- not two. 28 which i have no idea why in la. he is not played since high school. as a junior the reports were not g let's go to la and take look. there he is on twitter. (laughter). >> twitter is killing him today. but the real workout, he has a big looping swing was one of the reports. below average arm.
average speed. he's not fast. people he's big and strong but that doesn't mean work in baseball. but he's not going play in the major leagues for sure. ruben amaro's brother offered him a job in winter bowl in latin america. he can't play. (laughter). >> all right. hilarious. be sure to join us tonight fort fox 29 news at 10. scary moments inside this liquor store. this car barrels right through the front worker forced to just run out of the way wine bottles are crashing all around him. one woman's mistake behind the wheel that put lives in danger. >> that will do it for us tonight here at 6:00 o'clock. we'll see you right back here tonight at 10:00. have a good night. and side edition is up next. //w]
what were they thinking? the 4-year-old boy thrown off a bridge. this is where it happened. >> pretty scary. and first, the accused killer known as the cannibal frat boy. now this student. why they're calling him the human canon ball. >> somebody just broke in my house and came through my window. then, my name is jessy. >> i have the right to say month. and now a toddler's trip to the dentist ended in tragedy. >> she didn't have to die. >> a 14-month-old girl taken to the dentist to fill some cavities. >> how did this go so terribly wrong?