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2017nfl draft will be held here in philly. fox 29 will be there for that big announcement tomorrow at noon and nfl executive will join miriam kenney and eagles president and legend ron jaworski. they will all there be fort big announcement. >> it comes as the city is dealing with crisis of violence and tonight we're hearing from the little girl who was hit by a stray bullet on the streets of north philadelphia. three people were shot yesterd yesterday. along 3,000 block of north marshall street. one of the two adults is now in critical condition. the third victim 12-year-old girl. good evening, i'm iain page. >> i'm dawn timmeney. that little girl now added to list of children hit by gunfire that is already too long. she is the ninth young person to be struck by flying bullets in our region since june. the oldest child 16, the youngest just six. fox 29's bruce gordon is live outside police headquarters tonight and he spoke to that little girl and her family. bruce, an experience no child
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should ever have to live throu through. >> reporter: no, dawn, one too many are facing. absolutely the case. kids literally dodging bullets on almost daily basis and their parents frankly panic stricken the mere thought of letting their children walk out the front door. the city streets down the 3100 block of sheraton on this day after. but it could not walk away the stain of violence that nearly claimed two more young lives. >> i was crying. she was crying. >> reporter: it was around 6:30 monday night when 12-year-old sanchez they call her jew jew and her best friend nine-year-old lindsay were leaving a grocery at cleveland and marshall when nearby argument turned violent. 19 shots fired from assault rifle and semi-automatic handgun the girls caught in the middle. jew jew took two shots to the thigh. lindsay got a face full of glass from a shattered door. >> like somebody poked you extra
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hard. >> reporter: how much did that hurt? >> like on scale one to 10 it was like a 10. now it's an eight. >> you got hit with the glass that's got to hurt. >> there was glass all in my face. then there was blood everywhere. the soda spilled on the floor. i slipped. jew jew slipped. >> reporter: violence too common on this block. just few feet away from monday's shooting seen sits memorial to 24-year-old murdered here at the end of july. >> feel like you can go outside and play when you want? >> yeah, but nobody shooting. >> reporter: nobody shooting. as for jew jew's parents, they're grateful she's still alive but they're tired of the violence on this block. violence that does not see the differentiate between the guilty and the innocent. between the gun toting aggressor and the tiny bystander. >> how do you feel as a parent likely to let your kids go out and play. >> can't do that around here.
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at times we could have. not no more. >> reporter: too dangerous. >> way too dangerous. >> reporter: time to move. >> when the neighborhood is like this, time to move. >> reporter: you've had enough? >> yeah. >> reporter: jew jew sanchez goes to% day of seventh grade next wednesday. she will report to school with two bullets still lodged in her thigh. iain new york city way to grow up. >> not at all, bruce. thank you. police in camden are handing out flyers so they continue to search for the killer of a little girl. investigators say they are laser focused on find the guy who shot and killed gabriel hill carter known as gabbie reward now stands at $76,000. this morning on good day, her uncle talked about the niece he misses so much. >> she was a ball of energy. she would brighten anybody's d day. anybody who knows her, knows that, um, she just enjoyed live. she enjoyed playing. she enjoyed playing with her cousins. she enjoyed being an older sister.
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she was a little sassy at times. that was her. >> eight-year-old. >> that was her. >> gabbie was an innocent victim caught in the middle what police say was gang related gunfire. her family and friends are urging anyone who knows something about the shooting to come forward. now to your fox 29 weather authority. meteorologist scott williams joining us. day six of this heat wave, scott? >> yeah, i mean, dawn and iain, we have been sweating it out for the month of august in philadelphia. it will go down as the hottest august on record. take look at the calendar behind me. we're talking 17 days this month high temperatures at or above 90 degrees. yes, today is day six of our heat wave. so as we focus in a live look outside. kind of hazy sunshine. temperatures right now still pretty warm. 89 philadelphia. we have 89 in trenton. 86 current until millville. mid 80s north and west but good news we're talking some rainfall that will be moving the temperatures will be dropping as well. still pretty dry for much of the area but watching showers move in to lancaster county better
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chances as we move toward the overnight with the front. but look at what's happening in the gulf of mexico. we've been keeping tabs on tropical depression nine but it formed into hermine earlier this afternoon. maximum sustained winds are at 45 miles an hour. it will bring a lot of very heavy rainfall to florida then eventually hermine could impact a part of the upcoming holiday weekend. so coming up we'll talk about some heat relief on the way, track more about the showers with that front and also the tropical impacts that could be felt for your labor day weekend down the shore. back to you. >> all right, scott, thank you. a motorcyclist is killed in what police are calling a hit-and-run in north philadelphia. police found the car that hit the victim but no sign of the driver yet. 58-year-old victim ran a business in the community. >> police say he was hit late last night on whitaker avenue in feltonville. fox 29's sabina kuriakose is live at the accident investigation district with the latest on the search for that driver. sabina.
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>> reporter: dawn, i just talked to the captain here a few minutes ago. he says detectives are back out in the neighborhood canvassing. they think they know who the driver is, now they just need to find him. meantime we're hearing a lot more about the victim here including the fact that he may have been a first responder during 9/11 and he had to lot to live for all of it cut short. >> hard to talk about because i just seen him last night. >> reporter: hard to talk about because just hours after derek little stopped to chat with his neighbor raul perez somebody left the man derek had nicknamed car wash bleeding to death on the street. the victim of a hit-and-run according to investigators. his motorcycle mangled in the road. >> it does sound very horrific to leave somebody in the middle of the road after you struck them. >> reporter: police say just before 11:30 news tight a silver 2,000gmc yukon struck the motorcycle head on. along the 4800 block of wait to kerr avenue and kept going. police found the suv five blocks away. abandoned. it's front end totaled. air bags deployed. and something else.
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>> we believe license plate was removed after the fact. >> reporter: afternoon press conference authorities say they're talking to the owner of the suv but they don't believe he or she was driving at the time. investigators say instead they have a different person of interest who police are urging to -- >> come forward. tell us what their side of the story is right now. >> reporter: neighbors tell us the victim was outgoing and he was friendly. running a small car wash from his garage he earned that nickname derek mentioned. >> he washes cars he greeted everybody. so nice to everybody. >> reporter: few blocks away from home when he was hit. >> so sad. it happened so suddenly. crazy. >> reporter: and coming up at 6:00 we'll tell you the unique way officers were able to track down the vehicle they believe was involved in this crash. dawn, back to you. >> sabina, thank you. police are searching for whoever pumped a bunch of bullets into a man found dead laying next to a tennis court in germantown. man what in his 30s shot four times including once in the
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head. authorities found the victim on the 400 block of west abbotsford avenue at fern hill park. he was pronounced dead at the scene this morning. philadelphia police are now released surveillance video shows one of the men wanted in shooting and robbery in west philadelphia. investigators say sudden sunday morning a man park his car when a couple of guys walk up to him with guns. victim started runnin running ts when police say the two opened fire on him. police say he was not hit but the two guys did get his keys and then stole his car. so if you have any information on this please call police. in northeast philadelphia, police are trying to track down the man behind a string of commercial burglaries investigators believe this guy is behind seven different burglaries that happened between august 14th and this past monday. this video from inside the maternity bvm church along old bustleton avenue. the guy broke into donation boxes in the church and then took off. detectives think the man is driving a white cadillac.
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police need your help tracking down this burglar in fishtown. police say the man tried to break into a home on the sunday on the 1,000 block of north bodine street by climbing a wall but he couldn't get in. police say on august 24th he stole a bike from a garage on the 1,000 block of frankford avenue. if you recognize this guy, give police a call. meantime police arrest add burlington county man for allegedly robbing someone in a courthouse. 28-year-old gregory walker follow add man into the mercer county courthouse robbed him and cut his face. officers arrested walker across the street from the courthouse minutes after the incident. police say he had a hypodermic needle and waxed paper used for heroin. he's charged with robbery and drug related charges. woman lying on a new jersey beach expected to be okay after officials say she was run over by a pick up. the owing county prosecutor's office says the woman who's from toronto was run over by a public works vehicle picking someone trash this morning. they say the truck hit the woman as she was reading then stopped
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right on top of her. she was taken to nearby hospital. the driver will have to summit some blood samples for chemical testing. donald trump travels to mexico to meet with the country's president ahead of major on immigration. why the mexican president says it was an important meeting, b but -- >> we need to try to extend ourselves beyond our comfort zone. >> world war ii vet is doing to prove he's truly young at heart. >> and proof that you may not want to ignore those sweeps stakes letters. a local woman now a million dollars richer. her reaction when she found out she was the big winner. >> new at 6:00 phone scam targ targeting pse&g companies bilking people out of their money. who officials say is most likely to be a part of this rip off.
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in you decide coverage tonight republican presidential candidate donald trump in mexico for meeting with the country's president. the meeting of the candidate and
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the mexican president coming at the request of president nettie. >> hillary clinton is blasting donald trump for that decision to travel south of the border. the latest finger pointing coming as new polls show that the race between the two is tightening. fox's joel waldman reports. >> you don't build a coalition by insulting our friends or acting like a loose cannon. >> reporter: during a speech battle ground state of ohio hillary clinton without mentioning his name slamming donald trump 11th hour decision to travel to mexico today to meet with president n nieeti. the word fb it recovered dozens of e-mails with the state department saying 30 related to the benghazi attacks which killed four americans. clinton surrogate defending the former state of state saying the fbi's director already addressed the matter. >> james comey answered that question by saying, anything she
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didn't turn over she believes that she had turned everything over was unintentional. >> reporter: trump down by little over four points nationally according to the real clear politics polling average making last minute trip to mexico in an effort to rin over moderate republicans, independents and crucial latino voting block where he's trailing by a wide margin. >> and i happen to have a tremendous feeling for mexican americans not only in terms of friendships but in terms of the tremendous numbers that i employ in the united states and they are amazing people. >> reporter: meantime mexico's former president fox blasting donald trump's meeting with mexico's current president saying trump needs to apologize to all mexicans. in washington, joel waldman fox news. >> senator tim kaine of virginia the democratic vice-presidential nominee campaigning in bethlehem visiting hispanic community center. attacked donald trump's previous
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comments on immigration. americans should not trust the gop nominee. >> until donald trump produces his tax returns, there is not one reason for one american to trust donald trump. you've got to follow the rules. he's got to answer your questi questions. it's as simple as that. >> kaine telling the crowd today that trump stances on immigration are quote frightening. >> pennsylvania us senate race massachusetts senator elizabeth warren is lending a hand to democratic candidate katie mcginty she's expected to stop at the university of pennsylvania next friday. mcginty is running against republican incumbent senator pat toomey. today in camden county, many residents are observing overdose awareness day. >> they're hoping to raise awareness about drug addiction. camden county please wore purple to show their support they had moment of silence at 1:29 this afternoon to recognize the 129
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overdose deaths each year in the country. this comes as heroin and o opias are becoming a growing problem with more and more people using the drugs. county officials say they hope this event starts a conversation about drug addiction. >> there's stigma out there about those that have an opiate dependency an drug problem that are addicted that the more you talk about it and the more you deal with it the better you are in resolving it and getting people to the treatment they need. >> camden county lit their courthouse and city hall in purple to make the awareness. >> if you head to the eagles/jets game tomorrow keep your eyes out for free tokens. mcdonald's will hand out septa tokens at the broad street line's walnut locust station it's all to get everyone excited for the big game. mcdonald's sponsor of the nfl of course between 4:30 and 6:30 the fast food giant will give out $5,000 worth of tokens. the game by the way starts at 7:00. lehigh valley international
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airport giving a new transportation hub. officials approving a $5 million project that they hope will make things more convenient for passengers create a new walkway for travelers to get to rental car offices and bus stops to the airport. they hope to have everything completed by early 2017. jet blue made history today launching the first commercial flight from the us to cuba in more than half a century. it's an important step toward normal liesing relations between the two countries. the air bus a320 from ft. lauderdale landed in santa clara wednesday morning the flight lasting a little more than an hour carried a host of dignitaries such as the us department of transportation secretary anthony fox. officials hope this is only the beginning. >> always this mysterious island that was so close to us yet could have been ours because w we -- mars because we couldn't go and visit and see the beauty of to island. >> we really hope in there near future all remaining obstacles
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that limit further he can change between our two countries will be row moved. >> however americans can travel to cuba if they meet one of the 12 approved categories for travel like cultural or educational visits. the white house says there's no evidence that russia is responsible for the death of a senior isis leader. at a briefing in washington, d.c. today, pentagon press secretary peter cook says the pentagon has no evidence to support the claim by the russian defense ministry that russia is responsible for the death of abu muhammed al-adnani. cook says the us carried out its own strikes which they're still investigating. he's been identified as an isis sheaf strategist, mastermind behind attacks including the paris terror tax. pope francis has new duties. pontiff putting himself in charge of the vatican's new department on immigration and refugee issues. pope wanted to more to a dress the plight of middle eastern refugees. holy father says he's merging four vatican offices in to one.
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the pope says that the office will focus on the church's charity and humanitarian efforts. it goes in effect in the new year. doctors continue to fight zika virus they may in trouble. while there's an urgent call right now for congress to tick act. plus -- bruce springsteen bringing down the house in new jersey. why last night's concert will go down in history. and a drama rescue in new york. how two men got standed out on the a jetty for more than an hour. ♪
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>> dramatic rescue off the coast of long island. new york police department rescued two men who had been stranded on yet tee for more than an hour. the rising tide trapped the pair on the jetty at breezy point tuesday evening. when the tides prevent the nypd harbor control and fire depth's marine unit from reaching the men the aviation unit had to be called in rescuing the two by helicopter. fortunately, no one was hurt. check out this video national guard teams from alaska and california rescue a man washed down river in his truck after trying to cross cash creek. this happened last friday. a mining road crosses the creek but the water level was higher due to all the rain that they had. the man climbed out of the cab of the truck and on to the top of the vehicle as it moved downstream. bystander with him left the scene for better cell service to call for help. and a big scare in nevada
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trailer park. >> small plane crashed right near some homes. officials say the plane was trying to land at reno tahoe international airport but it crashed. witnesses say it sounded like there was some engine trouble. the plane didn't hit anything directly but debris did damage property. the 73-year-old pilot and a passenger died. well with just weeks to live a local man wanteed to just one thing. marry the love of his life. the inspirational move by friends and family to make that wish come true. and you may not want to ignore those sweepstakes letter. a local woman million bucks richer her reaction when she finds out she's a big winner. >> you don't want to ignore the forecast if you're making plans for the holiday weekend. we're keeping tabs on hermine. how it could impact your holiday weekend forecast next.
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♪ a terminally ill man from philadelphia said i do this weekend in tennessee. the ceremony was planned for october but doctors advised the couple their might not be that much time. doctors say christopher ford may actually only have two to three months to live. this past weekend family and friends made wish come true for christopher and the woman he loves. >> fox 29's shawnette wilson got unique look into this love sto story. >> his last wish to be his best wish to be married to his best friend. >> reporter: bob ford gets emotional talking about his son christopher's wedding to the love of his life. >> my heart was just overjoyed. >> reporter: wedding took place in nashville, tennessee, last weekend. it's special because bob's son christopher is 26 years old and is dying of cancer. doctors recently told him he has two to thee months to live and
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might not make it to the wedding the couple had originally planned for october. >> it's been very very hard emotionally. >> reporter: bob who lives in warminster says his son moved to nashville where his mother amy lives so she could care for him full time. christopher was diagnose with stage four mouth and throat cancer last year. he beat it but it returned and spread to his lungs. >> they told him they couldn't do any more treatment because he was too weak. >> christopher and nicole have been together three years. they have a four-year-old daughter maddie and one-year-old son tristan both in the wedding. bob played a bigger role than he imagined. >> i said the vows because he can't speak because of his mouth and throat cancer. christopher's uncle joe says it's bittersweet but in way the wedding has given christopher new life. >> you look at chris and you see him fighting with all his will and heart, and he's doing it for his family and his kids and when
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you see that, it just it brings out everything in you. >> that was our shawnette wilson reporting. the family says people who heard about his wish just jumped into act. the wedding the venue the florist the photographer they were all donated. a gofundme page for his family has been set up. you can fine the details on fox29.com. montgomery county officials say the man who collapsed while running a half march than this month died of complications due to heat stroke. according to publish reports 23-year-old john mc cord dee was taking part in run on august 21 in east greenville when he collapsed. he later died at lehigh valley hospital. firefighters are making some progress against a wildfire that's forced more than two -- more than 700 people from their homes in california. that fire is burning in riverside county. officials say it's about 20% contain.
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two people are in the hospital after suffering minor injuries. it's still not clear yet what exactly started the fire. the firefighters want to hear from anyone who may have seen children playing near the gate of a nature park. in in order, governor rick scott declared a state of emergency in 42 counties because of tropical depression nine. it's gaining strength in the gulf of mexico and officials are expecting that tropical depression to strengthen into tropical storm today bringing heavy rain and high winds. the governor says they are prepared to handle the storm. >> we are going to have downed power lines an lot of win. we'll have downed power lines. our utilities are pre position themselves around the state they'll be working diligent toll get us back up. do not drive in standing water. do not touch a downed power li line. >> weather officials say the storm could turn into a weak hurricane sometime tomorrow. people in hawaii are getting ready for hurricane madeleine. making her way to the islands
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although these she's weakening. experts in the hurricane center says madeline doesn't have the strong eye of a storm they saw yesterday. it could still skirt or hit the big island southern edge not far from high high want's volcano national park. >> back to your fox 29 weather authority. certainly another hot summer d day. >> exactly. heat wave, scott. >> we're talking 17 days this month iain of temperatures at or above 90 degrees and we'll close the books on this august for philadelphia the hottest on record. but things have been really heating up in the tropics. in the gulf of mexico, td9 formed no hermine. hurricane hunters were probing the system you can see the convex the burst in the center of the circulation. maximum sustained winds now up to 45 miles an hour. take look at some of the latest spaghetti plots. a little more of a westward track kind of parallelling the carolina coast and then potentially moving just off of
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our coast by the upcoming holiday weekend. so we're talking rip current risk maybe some gusty winds even some heavy rainfall to kind of impact a plan. let's take a look at the latest track. the official track you can see moving toward the panhandle of florida tomorrow night through friday then moving toward the central sections of south carolina as we move toward friday into saturday and then saturday you can see just south of richmond, virginia perhaps. this is the clock here 2:00 p. p.m., 60 miles an hour remnant low and then eventually off the coast of cape may by sunday at 2:00 o'clock. so conditions could go downhill saturday night into sunday. across parts of our area. so don't tune out. take look at fox future cast as we run one of the computer models heavy rainfall in blue moving toward georgia. central sections of the carolinas. then eventually some of that heavy rainfall could move into southern parts of delaware. this is the clock at saturday night 8:00 o'clock. moving overnight saturday into
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sunday. we're looking at the worst of poe tennessee shall for gusty winds and rain for a part of our area the heaviest would be in south jersey. parts of delaware where you see that blue and that circle in the middle that's the center of circulation that would bring dangerous rip currents maybe some coastal ad flooding, beach erosion and of course we're watching for the dangerous rip currents that rip tied will pull you out so if you're caught in a rip current don't panic, swim parallel to the coast, that will be your escape and also swim where those lifeguards are present. so let's talk about that forecast. busy holiday weekend down the shore tomorrow. some scattered showers. 80 degrees upper 70s as we move toward friday then watching the tropics. saturday mostly cloudy. saturday night into sunday. some wind and rain and that rip current danger so continues to watch that forecast. dry in south jersey all of delaware but look off to the west. lancaster, chester county, berks county scattered showers and thunderstorms approaching the philadelphia area late tonight
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into tomorrow with that front that will bring an end the heat wave and heat relief as we go hour by hour tonight. low 70s by 11:00 o'clock with overnight showers and watch how thing play out by 10:00 o'clock you're watching broadcast looking at scattered showers across the area moving during the overnight you can see into parts of south injuries over into tomorrow morning still looking at clouds and showers for that thursday morning commute. so the heaviest of the rainfall overnight tonight first part of the day tomorrow but high temperatures top out at 84 degrees. so the heat wave ends as we head into september. friday big temple game sun to clouds low humidity looking nice and dry. 82 upper 70s for the weekend. but once again that night in the ointment we're watching what happens with hermine but it look like sunday could be the worst and then gradual clearing for labor day. back to you.
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♪ >> bruce spring 17 bringing down the house in new jersey. why last in it's concert will go down in history. >> new at 6:00, police make an arrest in zero receives reasonable burglaries in delaware. where officers spotted the suspect want they say he had with him. katie: on crime, pat toomey's attacks on me are shameful.
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he's making it up. of course, anyone who commits a violent crime needs to be prosecuted -- and put behind bars. narrator: katie mcginty will keep us safe -- more police on the streets, better training and equipment, and take on the gun lobby for gun safety laws. katie: i'm the daughter of a police officer, and the mother of three. i'll stand with law enforcement to fight crime, and protect our families. i'm katie mcginty, and i approve this message.
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♪ philadelphia's public schools start next week and that means it's another year for the million fathers march on the first day of school on september 7th fathers across the city will take their children to school. it's part of a national campaign to get dads involved in their children's education.
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this is the event's ninth year philadelphia participating it's one of 800 cities across the country taking part in this important campaign. using your phone while behind the wheel got pricey. if you're in delaware governor jack markell signed new law that doubles the first offense for texting while driving it goes from 50 to $100. supporters of the legislation say many drivers have been ignoring the current law prohibiting texting while driving they're hoping the increase fines deter people from using their phones while behind the wheel. in center city a recall toll congratulate the philadelphia soul the arena league team won their second straight championship last week. players, coaches and of course the soul dancers were there mayor declared today philadelphia soul world champions day. still ahead tonight -- >> all of us at whatever age need to try to extend ourselves beyond our comfort zone to make the most of what you have. >> go, guys.
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♪ new baby greeting fans at the philadelphia zoo. the baby was born last friday to fee nail gorilla. the baby and her family have been chilling out on their own and we're just ready to greet well wish schers today. messy tradition leaves the streets of spain stained red today around 20,000 people, that's last people gathered for
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the annual festival. 160 tons of raped tomatoes went airborne for the hour long battle. participants come pro paired with goggles while pelting each other with tomatoes. it was inspired by a 1945 food fight between local kids and thome tow producing region. >> in your health tonight the money to fight zika is running out. the cdc says there will be no money to fight new outbreak of the zika virus unless congress approves more funding. cdc has center were you $35 million to florida and much of that money has already been spent. public hell experts say the funning is critical because the gulf coast where that mosquito transmits the zika virus mostly lives is only halfway through the peak mosquito season. >> philadelphia eagles chairman and cee jeffrey lurie announced $1 million to autism sport programs at children's hospital
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of philadelphia. the entire eagles organization including players and coaches were that for the big announcement. that donation comes from the eagles charitable foundation. >> does it sound too good to be true? maybe it is. to work 30 hours week and still get all the benefits? some companies like amazon are actually trying it out. fox's matt king has the story. >> reporter: nine to 5:00 weekends you have. >> tuesday through thursday. >> 10 to 6:00. >> overnight. >> reporter: whatever our cup work schedule our dream schedule our best schedule at some point or another most of us who abide boy a schedule decided by someone else to economically support ourselves desire a little more flexibility. >> amazon nounsed last week it planned to try out that fleckable schedule link offering a test group of employees three quarters of a salary full time employees status and full benefits in exchange for a 30 hour work week. >> it always surprises me one of the cool companies announces something everyone assumes it's new and innovative. there's nothing they've
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announced that companies vladimir putin been doing for decades. >> reporter: amazon and every other company is smart to explore alternatives like the 30 hour week working with its workers to fine the best schedule link option for both employee and employer. >> it gives you greater ability to tract and remain employees. >> reporter: the best employees aren't the ones available to work every shift until they dime their moms and dads and free lancers and vacation takers and those looking for something different than a monday through friday 9:00 to 5:00. >> i wonder how when you sleep or hang out. >> by offering fewer ours or fewer days or any other number of schedule link companies inspire loyalty in their charges and increase productivity. >> get that extra discretionary effort that you might not spend if you're not really feeling that loyalty to your company. >> amazon testing this program with a new dozen employees. to tart all those working 30 hour weeks will work on teams
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with only other 30 hour week employees. matt king, fox news. >> next crew of astronauts headed for the iss preparing to lift off into orbit in star city outside of moscow, russia an american astronauts are there preparing for their training and their september 23rd launch. the team will be in space for a planned 155 days. mysterious detected in outerspace. astronomers searching for signs of ex is it a terese tee ya'll live testing an unusual signal picked up by a radio tell scone in russia. others are not so convinced by the find. >> maybe it was et gone away. he's on vacation. who knows? or i think more likely it was probably just interference some aircraft with radar that flew over the antenna when they were observing that
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particular part of the sky. >> even though there's no evidence suggesting the signal comes from an alien civilization researchers are still working that fine it the exact source. local world war ii vet is not letting his age to stop him from doing anything. >> chris murphy was there is at 96-year-old took on a new adventure. check it out. >> in the navy, in a submarine, in world war ii, bill proved his bravery. >> four main battles. okay any could you ya, iwo jima, the gulf and all these type of maneuvers first of all. >> now more than 70 years later, at the april of 96, he's setting his sights on a new challenge. >> all of us at whatever age needed to try to extent ourselves beyond or comfort zone to make the most of what you have. >> reporter: he and a group of his much younger friends in their 80s from leslie an hansed living in doylestown won't let him go alone. >> we're excited. >> he credits genetic for his
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vitality. still he's teaching middle school full time. keeps fit by biking 10 miles a day. did i mention he's 96? here's the thing. i'm half his age and i'm scared. >> with 100 miles an hour winds whipping and whirling me around the i fly tunnel in king of prussia i thought to myself there's no way bill really enjoyed this. especially all that wind blowing up his knows. >> it's like being in clothes drier. >> if mr. grunt didn't have your spirits soaring listen to this. >> what's next for you? >> what's next? well i guess skydiving. >> the real thing? >> the real thing. from about 20 feet. >> in king of prussia, chris murphy, fox 29 news. ♪ >> good for him. and something you may not want to ignore those sweep stake letters a local woman is now a million dollars richer. her reaction when she found out
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she hit the jackpot. >> new at 6:00 a phone scam targeting pse&g customers bilking people out of their money. who official say is most likely to be in the rip off. >> police in camden vowing to track down the killer of an eight-year-old little girl caught in the crossfire of a shot out. how she showed up in the neighborhood today as part of the search.
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to find out. with just one bite, they knew. now it's your turn to make the switch. >> singer selena gomez taking time off from her career. she nounsed she's making the move to deal with anxiety.
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panic attacks and depression. the 24-year-old says these are side effects of her battle with lupus. gomez has concert dates schedule for later this year but it's not clear if those will be canceled. gomez last album revival hit the top of the billboard charts and spawned three top 10 single. record breaking show for bruce springsteen in front of a hometown crowd. >> boy did they love the boss? >> ♪ last night's concert at metlife stadium ended four hours after it started. making it the e street band's longest us show ever. previous record was set last thursday also at metlife stadi stadium. springsteen's longest show ever was four hours and six minutes. that was in finland back in 2012. bruce springsteen plays at citizens bank park next wednesday and friday night. tribute concert for prince will reportedly feature some of the
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musician's who were closest to the late super star. sheena e, revolution and morris day and the time. it will take place on octobe october 13th at the us banks stadium in minneapolis. official lineup will come out after labor day. prince died in april of a painkiller overdose. what happened this morning in one chester -- for one chester county couple changed their lives forever. >> we actually broadcast it live right here on fox 29. our good day team joined if you will he cher's clearing house as they approach the west chester home of diane. in hand they a check for million dollars. we knock on the door no one was l around back we find her husband in the middle of some yard work. >> how you doing. are you the man of the house here. >> yes, i am. >> i'm getting punked or something. >> no, no. is diane here? >> she's at work. >> i'm getting punked. i know it. >> no, no. >> we're looking for diane. >> she's at work. >> really, is that nearby?
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>> well, i mean it's about township minutes away. >> okay. >> are you greg? >> yes. >> hi. i'm dave from publisher's clearing house. >> are you kidding me? >> we're not kidding. we're not kidding. >> a million dollars. >> i don't know what to say, man. this is real, right. >> this is 100% real. >> he thought he was getting punked. >> the crew went to diane's workplace to drop off that check. it was real. congratulations. ♪ a normal late summer night takes violent turn in matter of moments. >> i said ahh. >> glass shattered and you were hit? >> then my best friend she got all this glass in her face. >> fox 29 talks to the 12-year-old girl who was the ninth child hit by a stray bullet in the area since june. >> plus a motorcyclist left for dead by a hit-and-run driver. the evidence that led police to
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the drive's car but not the person behind the wheel. live from center city in philadelphia this is fox 29 news at 6:00. and first tonight we start out with the fox 29 weather authority. a very busy tropics with the storm that is could affect your holiday weekend plans. good evening, i'm dawn timmeney. it was a record-setting august for heat. >> yeah, and thanks for joining us i'm iain page. after several days of 90-degree temperatures, we got cool down on the way. let's get right over to meteorologist scott william. >> that's right, iain and dawn. heat wave will be coming to an end but we're keeping tabs on the tropics. new information take look behind me in the gulf of mexico. we're talking about tropical storm hermine maximum sustained winds up to 45 miles per hour heavy rain will be moving toward florida. our temperatures drop over the next several days. but hermine it has a track change more to the west and that means some holiday weekend impacts if you're making plans
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we could be talking about some wind and rain across the area. take look at the storm system right now. a very broad circulation and look at the very heavy rain bands moving into tampa, florida, right now. they are expecting several inches of rain. maybe toward the big bend area of florida up to a foot of rain. so take look at some of the spaghetti plots. watch the clock. thursday night, toward 10:00 o'clock, moving toward the panhandle making landfall moving into georgia central sections of south carolina by friday at 10:00 o'clock and then watch what happens as we move toward the upcoming weekend. we're talking saturday night. off the coast of the mid atlantic and then eventually this thing could be right off of the coast down the shore as we move toward sunday. so watch several of the computer model here. new information we're talking about some heavy rain around the carolinas by friday night and then some of that whipped and rain could make an approach toward our area saturday night into sunday. coming up we'll talk much more about the timing hermine want it

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