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investigators had trouble figuring out whether it was a man or a woman. as police look for answers, people who live in the area are wondering exactly what they're dealing with. good evening, everyone, i'm chris o'connell. >> i'm dawn timmeney. we've been on this story all day long. our jennifer joyce is at philadelphia police headquarters tonight with the very latest. jennifer? >> reporter: homicide detectives are working the case. working to get their hands on surveillance video to hopefully get a better idea of what happened in kensington overnig overnight. >> devastated and i'm fearful what happened. >> reporter: horrifying site for anyone who passed by the 2100 block of east allegheny avenue in kensington this morning. homicide source says the burned body of an unidentified male was found lying in a side driveway wedged between a metal finishing factory and railroad tracks. >> i have three grandchildren living with me and they heard what happened. >> every time every day we get to hear like, you know, like bad
news, you know, like, you know, like,. >> reporter: as the crime scene unit document the evidence a police dog roamed the alleyway for clues and found some. according to a source k9 detec detected an accelerant. the type remains under investigation. >> i live here for 43 years, and never see such a thing in my life. >> reporter: but many neighbors say the area is getting worse. the railroad track that is line the scene are notorious for drug activity. police say people need to speak up, that they can make these streets safer. >> whether it's dropping down additional lighting in that area, contacting streets department, whatever, we have those resources win the city and we try and make use of that. we want to hear about those things as they're happening. so not waiting for an incident like a shooting or a homicide. >> reporter: of course, if you have any information on this specific case, police would like to talk with you and homicide unit does say that an autopsy will likely be performed on the body at some point tomorrow. chris? >> okay.
jenny, thanks. on to a developing story right now. after three days, the strike is over. the union representing faculty at pennsylvania's 14 state universities has reached a deal with the state system of higher education. now, more than 5,000 faculty that hit the picket lines wednesday morning will go back to work. >> right after the announcement just over an hour ago those professors and staff they put down their picket signs and they're ready to head back to class. let's get straight over to bill anderson with all the details. bill? >> reporter: dawn what a difference a few hours could make. i was at chaney university tod today. the picket lines were strong, students and faculty were standing in solidarity and reps on sight only knew that meetings were takes place. by the drive i made -- by the time i made the drive back here to studio the strike was over. they issued a statement indicating they've agreed to a three year contract. that contract goes through june of 218 because because their last contract expired over year
ago. now with this agreement, the picket lines at all 14 state owned universities and immediately -- end immediately and the details of the agreement were not specifically laid out. but they did say that they accepted concessions in salary and benefits. they took those in exchange for eliminating most of nearly 250 proposed changes. those changes were to everything from sick leave to hiring practices of visiting professors. those are the things that most of the professors i spoke to they said they were much more important to them than just their paycheck. the actual details point by point will be released after the members are fully informed. speaking to that, i was actually looking at the union's facebook page today. they're talking about need to go n the members because many of the faculty from universities across the state they didn't even know about the agreement yet. so they were on facebook asking if they got a good deal. that remains to be seen but the good news is that 100,000 students statewide they'll be back to classes as normal on monday. so, chris, they got it done
quickly. >> all right, thanks, bill. the record-breaking october heat is out of here. make way for the rain and the cold it is on its way. it will feel a lot different this weekend. coy meteorologist scott williams here with a look ahead. hey, scott. >> hi there, chris. get ready for a shock to the system as we are tracking a cold front still off to the west but it will be moving in along with hour showers, blustery conditions and temperatures droply rapidly during the day tomorrow. you will definitely feel the difference. but right now as we take a look at what's going to be happening we are going to watch increasing clouds, some scattered shower chances out there. gusty winds. with that cold front and look at this a 30 to 40-degree drop in those temperatures behind that front. zooming in a little closer right now showers moving into lancaster, berks counties right now. nothing is severe with this cold front. there might be a rumble of thunder, but the heaviest of the rainfall still well to the west of the philadelphia area. 63 degrees. rain cooled right now in lancaster. 79 in philadelphia. mid 70s in trenton as we expand
the view you can see that colder air off to the western part of the state. 51 degrees currently in pittsburgh. upper 40s right now in buffalo. so if you're stepping outdoors, cloud cover will be on the increase. a hit or miss shower can't be ruled out. but better chances for rainfall overnight tonight and first part of the day tomorrow. temperatures not that bad this evening as well. but planning your day for tomorrow. we're looking at temperatures by 7:00 a.m. in the philadelphia right around 50. mid 50s that's it for high temperatures tomorrow. coming up we'll time more of that rainfall and also talk much more about what it will actually feel like tomorrow when you combine those gusty winds. back to you. >> all right, scott, thanks. hopefully we won't be seeing any of this heavy rains causing major flooding in central and western pennsylvania. people there dealing with school closures and evacuations. lycombing county residents were awakened by emergency workers who were told to evacuate due to rising creeks.
up to 6-inches of rain fell near williamsport as the raindrops and the temperatures continue to fall, count on fox 29 weather authority. go to fox29.com and click on the weather tab on the top of the home page. you'll get live radar and the forecast for your neighborhood. you decide 2016 and never a dull moment with just 18 days left until voters head to the polls. the presidential candidates are beginning their final battleground blitz. >> they're encouraging voters in crucial swing states to make their vote count on election d day. hillary clinton is doing her best to maintain her momentum and her heed while donald trump tries to convince voters he's still a bet worth making. fox's lauren blanchard is in washington with the latest from the campaign trail. >> reporter: both campaigns know it's now a sprint to election day with get out the vote efforts in full swing. donald trump riling up crowds in the battleground state of north carolina saying he thinks they're going to win.
>> the level of excitement and the people coming out, i think we're going to have beyond brexit. >> reporter: former president bill clinton stumping for his wife in the swing state of florida. >> and i want you to promise yourselves before you leave here today that you're not going to pass a living soul between now and election day that you don't ask to be part of a truly historic triumph for american freedom. >> reporter: fired up vice-president joe biden saying what he'd like to do to the gop nominee. >> don't i wish i were debating him. no i wish i can take him behind the gym. that's what i wish. >> clinton's campaign releasing this somber new ad. >> 27 years old. >> with the faster fallen u.s. soldier captain cahn. >> i want to ask mr. trump would my son have place in your
america. >> early voting is now underway in many states. there's already a record number of ballots requested in florida and early voting has surged in arizona where clinton is hoping to make it a toss upstate. in washington, lauren blanchard, fox news. trump is back in pennsylvania tonight just a couple of hours from now he'll be campaigning in bucks county. he set to speak at the newtown athletic sports training center at 7:30. skyfox flying over the training center a short time ago. as you can see large crowd already gathered we have crew there. of course we'll bring you live reports tonight on fox 29 news at 10 and 11. a judge sentenced south jersey man to six years in state prison on child porn charges. new jersey's top prosecutor says 24-year-old daniel kaplan from mt. laurel convinced underaged girls to engage in sexual acts on web cam and then recorded them. police say kaplan pleaded guilty in april and admitted that he created at least 20 videos of child porn and also admitted to
distributing those files. the bridge gate trial heated up again today. governor's former top aid defendant bridget kelly on the stan. kelly testified she told governor chris christie about a traffic study on the george washington bridge before the traffic jams started. kelly said she believed the lane closings were part of that traffic study. she testified that david wildstein who has pleaded guilty told her the study would cause pree tremendous traffic problems but what ultimately benefit traffic. wildstein has admit the study was just a cover story. kelly also said the governor told her the study was fine. governor christie denied any knowledge about the lane closures. he has not been charged. cyber attacks on a key internet firm kept you off some of the most popular website today's probably noticed those tax affected people across the east coast on sites like twitter, netflix and visa. after recovering from the first attack the hackers hit again and tonight, it does look like all of those sites are back up and running. still no word yet on who was behind the attack.
at just nine years old, this new jersey boy is already showing super human strength. he's battling cancer and his community just gave him an amazing show of love and support you won't soon forget. >> you may have walked past them themselves but one local man decided to stop, listen and do what he could to help homeless family and the response has been amazing. >> we're in tears right now. >> social media can bring out the worse in the people but tonight a story of how it can also bring out the very best. and these men showed up to the home of an elderly couple offering to trim their trees, but it was robbery on their minds. that wasn't even the worst of it. the help that came from a surprising source. ♪
after sandy hit us, i took them on and won. and when veterans were forced to travel out of state for health care, i brought in new local clinics and expanded services. but there's much more to do. my mission is to protect south jersey's way of life. i'm frank lobiondo and i approve this message. ♪ prosecutors say these three guys beat a postal worker in delaware county. now they're all behind bars. state attorney general bruce beamer announcing the arrest of mark white, derek dawson and joseph marion prosecutors say back in january, the three beat up a postal worker who was delivering male in morton. all three jailed on $500,000 bail. their preliminary hearings are scheduled for next week.
well, a judge in atlantic county -- atlantic city coup county woman to prison after stealing from the elderly. >> the woman pleaded guilty to stealing tense of thousands of dollars from a client. prosecutors say susan hamlet of egg harbor township worked as an aide for a better choice an in home senior care company. now, according to investigators, that company's owner, the opener's sister and attorney worked to steal millions of dollars from elderly clients. hamlet was sentence dad today to three years in prison for stealing $100,000 from an elderly woman. two new jersey lawmakers looking to repeal the state's recent gas tax increase. money from the increase is set to go to road and bridge projects. it's due to take effect novemb november 1st. but republican senators kipp bateman and mike dougherty introduced the measure saying people were shocked to learn that 23-cent a gallon increase could go higher in the future. governor chris christie signed the increase last friday saying he had no other choices to fund the transportation trust fund.
hundreds of students at philadelphia's discovery charter school now have a playground. it's all thanks to the work of some awesome volunteers. children haven't had a play space for three years because their school recently moved. about 200 volunteers from target and the non-profit kaboom spent their friday putting together the equipment. it's one of many playgrounds target is building across the country. in new jersey, heart-warming story about little boy fighting cancer. >> fox's erika, shows us how his daily trip to school was turned into a day he'll never forget. >> fourth grader park patel school is an escape. his witch each day is to be there even if only for an hour. >> he loves going to school. it's a refreshing distraction to him with everything going on. >> reporter: nine-year-old park is in home hospice battling childhood cancer. through the marty line foundation he was surprised at his home with his own parade to his favorite place.
>> i am really happy because he has been very down, very sad, upset, quiet, and today he's out here. he's happy. it's amazing. report roar dressed in custom jersey city police uniform he was greeted by community membe members, officers and his favorite super hero batman. >> we got something special for you. you ready? >> yeah. >> reporter: he hit the road in the bat mobile. >> hi everybody! >> hi. >> hi! >> jersey city streets lined with supporters, mascots and finally his teachers and classmates. >> school has been his happy place and he always has a smile on his face every single day. shows us not to complain about the little thing. he just wants to be here and be with his friends and his teachers enjoy the school day. >> reporter: emotion felt in the community was overwhelming. the love for parse indescribab indescribable. >> it's sad but it's great. he's a definite message of strength and hope. he's just holding on. i feel like he's an example to others.
>> the kids despite all the heroes at the celebration, it is path their biggest super hero all. ♪ >> this is the best memory anybody could get if it's their last memory and i'm so glad we got to be here with him. >> thank you, everybody for supporting me. ♪ >> despite his battle teachers say the little guy still loves coming to school is able to be there for about an hour every other day. it is a harry potter fans dream come true this weekend. grab your wands get ready for all things wizardry in chestnut hill. thousands and thousands of people from all across the country are in chestnut hill for the harry potter festival. >> it's a big deal. visitors can do just about everything involving the popular series including playing quidditch -- >> quidditch. >> and tasting themed food and drinks. fox 29's joanne piliel gee live
at the festival with more and the activities fans can expect out there. hi, joanne. >> reporter: hey, chris and dawn, hey everyone. spend a few minutes here in chestnut hill and you will quickly see that this community is very quickly being transformed into hogs wart. let me get this hat on. i knew this was going to happen. as i was saying they are transforming this into harry potter hogs wart. this is the sixth annual harry potter festival here in chestnut hill. please take the video so i can fix this happen. germantown avenue is open now. it will be closed to pedestrian traffic only tomorrow. chestnut warps into hogs meat. it will attract 30,000 people as businesses jump into the potter theme of wizardry and fun. food and drinks, tastings, games entertainment for the family
themed event all weekend. >> i'm the harry potter fan. i read all the books and seen all the movies, but for example my husband is with me today, and he just kind of along for the ride. i think it's something that's for everybody. whether you've read everything and seen everything or if you just want to see what it's all about. >> we came here last year and never bon chestnut hill before and introduced us to the neighborhood and it's such a gun great time. >> reporter: i just got the hat on. here we go. all right. so in just about an hour's time, there is a pub crawl harry potter pub crawl. guess what it was so popular it sold out a thousand tickets in nine minutes that doesn't mean you can't come here to chestnut hill tonight and tomorrow and enjoy this harry potter festival weekend and i got to get rid of this hat. back to you guys. >> all right, joanne. have fun. >> she needs a wand. emotional wedding on the mainline today. the brides closest family member is sick and can't travel so the bride brought the wedding to h
her. eileen oh ryan's parents died at a young age and her aunt gladys raised her. gladys suffers from dementia and lives at a senior care center. ryan and her husband exchanged their vows at the center so aunt gladys could be part of their very special day. and walk her niece down the aisle. >> wow! you think you had a bad day at work. this guy may have you beat. got wedged in a pipe. the two things he was still probably thankful for. plus -- you may scream when you're scared but you're also probably doing something that's good for your health. how fear can actually be good for you. ♪
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but strict building regulations mean modern buildings can withstand most tremors. police in louisiana have released footage of some heat the moments during a hit-and-run investigation. >> the actions of some officers have some in the community of port bar outraged. investigators were called to report of a reckless driver who lost control, hit a tree and a car, then drove off. officers later found the car at a nearby home but police say lie beth hardy and 1584 old son refused to answer any questions about the crash. police eventually shot pepper spray no a large crowd that had gathered outside the home. police say the teenager then struck an officer in the head with a fishing pole. >> ya'll see how aggressive they came to the door cursing and hollering for no reason. with no respect, no tone of respect in they voice. he was roused these officers? how you take pride in that? >> the problem is, it starts at
home. if people are raising children right to respect authority, police officers, school teache teachers, maybe they we wouldn't have all the problems we have today. >> that mother was charged with reckless driving and resisting an officer. her son and daughter were both arrested for second degree battery on a police officer. well, more bad news for samsung. amtrak is banning all samsung galaxy note seven smart phones from its trains, stations, buses and platforms. the railroad service says the device poses potentially serious safety risks, more specifically that it could burst into flames. amtrak says attendance will randomly check passengers to see if they have the banned smart phones on them. power station worker in arizona is probably feeling really lucky tonight. the inspector somehow got wedged in a narrow pipe near phoenix. officials say he wasn't in any kind of danger but it did take rescuers three hours to help free the man.
helped by a japanese interpreter. crews gave him a quick scrub down before taking him to the hospital to be checked out. these men code he showed up to the home of an elderly couple offering to trim their trees, but instead robbery was on their mind. that wasn't even the worst of it. the help that came from a surprising source. and our scott williams tracking a big and chilly change in the forecast. scott? >> yeah, get ready for a shock to the system, chris, as we watch a dip in the jet stream. colder air will be moving in. find out when you'll need not only the jackets but the rain gear next. katie: i'm katie mcginty and i approve this message.
vo: donald trump and pat toomey have plenty
in common -- they're both putting pennsylvania women at risk. even after trump bragged about sexually assaulting women, toomey stood by him. on women's health - both trump and toomey would defund planned parenthood. on abortion: trump: "there has to be some form of punishment" toomey: "i would suggest that we have penalties for doctors who perform them." pat toomey and donald trump: too dangerous for pennsylvania women.
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brian fitzpatrick. nearly three thousand miles - that's how far away they "hand-picked" him to run for his brother's seat. but all mike and brian fitzpatrick share is a name. brian fitzpatrick supports a radical republican agenda, including defunding planned parenthood, just like donald trump. a hundred and sixty miles down the road in dc, brian fitzpatrick will put his party first, not pennsylvania families.
house majority pac is responsible for the content of this advertising. ♪ police are investigating after police say someone found a man's burned body on the 2100 block of east allegheny avenue. he was found lying in a side driveway. someone making that horrible discovery this morning. police say it was found between a metal finishing factory and railroad tracks. police have not identified the victim yet. still no word on the killer. former penn state assistant foot batch coach mike mcqueary testified today in his trial seeking more than four had million dollars in damages and lot of wages from the university. on the stand today mcqueary said it was quote wrong for the school to ban him from team facilities when he says he was the one who reported jerry sandusky's sexual abuse. mcqueary says he saw sandusky abusing a boy in a team shower
back in 2001. you hear the warnings all time to time. be careful who you let inside your home. in arizona a couple discovered some men said they were tree trimmers. they had much more sinister pl plan. >> they sure did. but thankfully they had surveillance cameras to help make their case against the men who were up to no good. fox's stephanie, has the story. report. >> bleep. was my first thought. i got to get rid of them. >> reporter: linda norman talking about these two men caught on surveillance video trying to get inside of her and her husband's home the same men the reason why her 88-year-old husband richard is all bandaged up. it started out as typical tuesday for them last week. >> i had a doctor's appointment. >> reporter: richard was outside with his walker pulling weeds when two men said they needed to trim the trees because of power lines. >> i told them no, you're not going to trim my trees. >> reporter: the men went around the back of the home any ways. video shows them snooping you will around and then knocking on the door. >> one guy said i'll get rid of your boat for you.
>> reporter: she knew something wasn't right. >> something is not right here. they're not coming any further in my home. >> reporter: meanwhile her tenure old grandson was liste listening in the whole time smelled something wrong and called 911 his himself. linda says that's also when the men tried to run away. but not without coming across richard again and shoving him into a trailer. >> i was bleeding pretty good. >> reporter: they still aren't quite sure what exactly these men wanted but they do think they saw her and her husband as easy targets. >> my husband sits out here about every day pulling weeds, gives him something to do. he's 88, and they might have thought nobody is in the house an elderly person. >> so far no arrests or suspects. police say they are offering a cash reward to anyone who can help catch these guys. your fox 29 weather authority now. cold, rain, on the way. >> meteorologist scott williams has your forecast in 15 seconds.
it's been beautiful friday but get ready for some big changes. rain, wind and also cold weather moving in. right now, live look outside of our studios. beautiful fall foliage starting to change. cloud cover also rolling in and the temperatures are still really comfortable. look at this. 79 degrees, yes, we made it to a high temperature of 80 degrees again today. winds out of the song right now at 11 miles an hour. but look at the water vapor imagery. this really tells the story what's happening a big dip in the jet stream. a digging trough through parts of the southeast and that will draw a cold front threw the area tonight and also we're looking at the threat for some rainfall with those colder temperatures that will be arriving for at least the start of your weekend.
right now most of the rainfall is off to the west. so as we go hour by hour, timing that front, hit or miss shower can't be rule out for your evening plans. but once again, it's not going to be a washout for tonight. heaviest rainfall arrives overnight tonight with that front. here's midnight. you can see better coverage across the area from the lehigh valley to the pocono mountains and down the shore. then tomorrow morning, we're stuck with the clouds. also, look at this. some shower chances at least the first part of the day. but it's not going to be a wash out. you will notice, though, those gusty winds picking up during the day tomorrow. take look at 9:00 a.m. future wind gusts we're talking over 30 miles per hour even perhaps over 40 miles per hour parts of south jersey throughout the entire day. we're looking at those winds of change. but right now look at the comfortable temperatures, 79 philadelphia. mid 70s as we move toward trenton. 74 in dover and we have the 60s north and west. even colder right now as we move toward the western part of the state. already down to 51 as move
toward pittsburgh. upper 40s buffalo and syracuse that's the air headed in our direct. so for tonight, it's mostly cloudy, scattered showers around. upper 40 toss right around 50 degrees in the city. then tomorrow's high temperature that's it, 56 degrees. so jackets, sweaters a wardrobe change and take look at future feels like temperatures. this tomorrow morning at 6:00 a.m. feeling like 52 philadelphia. 55 in atlantic city. but watch as we progress throughout the day by 10am it's going to feel like 42 degrees in philadelphia. it will feel like the upper 20s in the pocono mountains. then watch the clock. into the afternoon, this is 2:00 o'clock it still will feel like the upper 20s in the poconos. feeling like the 40s across much of the area for tomorrow. so looking at that forecast for the poconos, high of only 47 tomorrow. but once again feels like temperatures at or below freezing likely during the day and then sunday 55 degrees. hey, what about the big game as
we move toward sunday. kickoff upper 50s light jackets and then we're looking at some gusty winds potentially during the game. so we'll watch for that. but temperatures moderate into the low 60s by the fourth quarter. that weather authority seven day forecast showing, 56 for the high temperature tomorrow. if you're headed to light the night, it's going to be kind of chilly so bundle up. then as we move toward sunday, sunshine returns. 63 degrees for the high temperature on monday 64. then cooler again tuesday only in the 50s for highs and then wednesday morning we're looking at 30s in the philadelphia area. 56 for the high temperature then temperatures rebound back into the low to mid 60s by the latter part of next week. back to you. >> all right, scott, thank you. a controversial billboard offers an alternative for undocumented immigrants. sign up for this dating site and find someone who can support you financially. why the person who put up the add says he has a good money reason. an officer's body camera was
rolling as he helped rescue a deer. but this call turned out to be a lot more than just freeing a helpless animal. coming up at 6:00 o'clock, have you been feeling a little anxious lately? you're not alone. this bitter election battle could be to blame. what experts say you should be doing to stay healthy. most people owe the bank.
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♪ residents in one south florida community are on edge due to an unexpected visitor. we're talking a bear scare. surveillance cameras capturing a bear on the move in homestead. you can see here roaming through the driveway of one of the homes. the bear hasn't been violent but parents are now thinking twice about letting their children outside any time soon. >> it is concerning with the children. it's very concerning. but they seem to be -- they to actually be very comfortable. >> it's just weird. just boils down to we are in the forest. >> the neighbors are also concerned because they say that community doesn't have any lights and they're unable to see the bear at nighttime. a new billboard in austin, texas is turning heads and offending some people as well.
>> controversial message encourages undocumented immigrants to sign up for a sugar daddy dating service to avoid being deported. those driving on i-35 through austin when they see the bill bore. it reads undocumented immigrants before you get deported get a sugar daddy. it was meant to target hispanic woman. the website sets up women with a man who is able to support them financially but some say the ad is no laughing matter. >> they can have just said commit marriage fraud, call us. foreign nationals in the removal process it presumes foreign nationals are going commit a crime or more willing to commit a crime. and go to website to participate in committing that crime. >> executive from the arrangement finder says the billboard should stay put. they claim they've already had success in people sipe signing up for the site. you may have walked past them yourself but one local man
decided to stop and listen and do what he could to help a homeless family and the response has been mazing. ♪ >> we're in tears right now. ♪ >> tonight a story of how it can also bring out the very best. sean? that's right, dawn. it's the return of sam bradford. eagles/viking this sunday coming up in sports hear from head coach doug pederson how the eagles look to beat the last undefeated team in the nfl.
♪ story tonight on the power of one. one man who could not walk passed a homeless family sitting on a sidewalk in center city. >> one man took their picture, posted it and asked this simple question, hey, facebook, you're smarter than i am. what should i do about this? and as our luce so noland reports the response has been nothing short of inspirational. >> reporter: in this fas fast-paced world, sometimes the hardest thing to do is just slow your roll. ♪ >> reporter: stop and listen. >> would anybody like to buy a newspaper to help the homeless today? have great day, everybody. >> i was just walking to my office and i get off the train here every day at 30th street station and i ran into amy and lilly anna and walk passed them a couple times. ♪ >> reporter: on the third day, this havertown dad stopped.
drawn in by three-year-old lilly anna's beaming smile. >> she's three and she's homeless. end leslie homeless and as i got to speak with amy and john the thing i was struck by is they're working. they're making an effort. would you like to buy a newspaper to help homeless today? have a great day. >> reporter: joanne took pictures on that day he stopped he posted them along with the police. facebook, i don't know what to do with this. do you have any better ideas. people just chimed in, whoa, i can help with clothing. gofundme. how can i contribute? >> which is what grabbed me. i posted their story on my facebook page and that family's empty gofundme took off. >> sent me a text message. we made $800. we're crying. we're in tears right now. >> jasmine edwards reached out
saying she couldn't afford to donate money, but she could absolutely donate a shave and haircut and she did. rolled up a chair right there outside 30th street station and gave john and amy and little lilly anna a little tender loving care. >> social media can sometimes bring out the worse in the people. it brought out the best in people. >> particularly this time of year. it brought out the best in people. >> take joe's post about john's eye looking like it needed medical care that. caught the eye of his elizabeth town college buddies including dug wisner. >> he became aware of this win app hour or something. reached out, hey, doug will take care of this. >> the guy looks better. >> i feel better, too. >> he did right there at wills eye hospital where he's an ophthalmologist. >> he was wearing one contact that he had for a year and he was sleeping in it. he didn't have any way to clean it. it was causing an early stage of
infection. >> reporter: looking up, that's most definitely the shape of things for john and amy and lilly anna. >> mommies and daddies lilly anna mae know more than most three year olds how precious her time is with her parents. for months they've had to kiss her goodbye every single night. what has it been like dropping off your baby at one place and having to go to another place to spent the night so that you're separated every night? >> it was terrible for all of us but amy would just cry. lilly would cry and scream every night. >> reporter: but not any longer. because of joe and hard-working folk at volunteers of america they can now sleep under one roof in a shelter together awaiting their very own apartment and dreaming about the day they can help others. >> when you see that next person
selling a paper or needing a lift, what are you going to do? >> pay it forward. pay it forward. >> reporter: it's not just their lives that have changed. joe's is soaking in his family, his little boy, even more ever since he stopped that one day. >> every night three minute argument about i want to have a bath, you're going to have a short bath. since that moment there have been no arguments about any of that. yeah, let's take a minute. yeah, let's read an extra book. finding more ways to get little bits of joy out of life that are just there to be taken. ♪ >> reporter: in the hustle and bustle of our world, sometimes the most powerful thing you can do is just stop. >> would you like to buy a newspaper to help the homeless today? >> a lot of people walk by and say rude things. >> have great day. >> walk um and look passed. look somebody in the eye and let
them know they're human beings. ♪ >> let them know that you care and want to know about their zig. give them a dollar. that's what i'll do. >> see those folks out there every day. john and amy have received a couple of job offers. they are so grateful they're trying to figure out what makes sense. they're waving the cost of transportation, daycare and housing of which they're still looking for. by the way we a have link to their gofundme page at fox29.c fox29.com. one of texas finest to the rescue of a deer. this is body cam footage from the responding officer of the scene. he found a deer tied up behind a home that was under constructi construction. that officer released the animal. but the story does not end the there. instead of wandering off into the woods guess what that deer did? he stayed right by his hero's side. so far no word on who tied up that deer but police are on the look out.
♪ >> you may scream when you're scared but you're also probably doing something good for your health. how fear can actually make you a healthier person. >> coming up at 6:00, after bombing at the big charity dinner in new york city last night, donald trump is in bucks county tonight. we're live with his next campaign stop and what looks to be another wild night. >> have you been feeling a little anxious lately? you're in the alone and this bitter election battle to be to blame. what experts say you should be doing to stay healthy.
something just happened for the first time in decades. university of michigan researchers just discover the most complete mastodon skeleton found since the 194s. finds aren't exactly wear in michigan most sights yield a bone or two. this dig unearthed 60 to 70% of a single skeleton. get this. experts say it looks like ancient humans put the body in the lake to preserve its meat. >> halloween right around the corner and it had us thinking about all things scary.
sever wondered why do we like to go to haunted houses and spooky places. >> what is it about scaring ourselves silly especially at halloween as it approaches so many people really like? well, fox 29's hank flynn got all made up to find out. ♪ >> good lordy scaring people stupid is just a boat load of fun. >> ahh! >> i got a lot of people food good the other night sick flags great adventure fright fest. they do it a couple hundred times night. >> more or less getting everybody out before procession. >> before procession. parade to kick this thing off every night. >> exactly. we want to get as many people out there as we can. >> once the curtain is up you're on. you're in the park with visitors who came to ride and get spooked. i park myself over by the exit to batman the ride. look out. >> ahh! >> this is so great.
so great. >> just a lot of fun to see people running off screaming and stuff. just a lot of fun. >> reporter: yeah, of course. are you kidding? it's ridiculous fun. but why? why do we wig out at halloween. why do we love yanking each other's chain. dave is good the a this and calls eight kind of relief. >> for some people like me i tend to bottle up emotions and whatnot. this is almost like therapeutic way to just get out anger, stress, release it all. and have fun with it like you get to be someone else. you get to do something, get to do stuff you wouldn't imagine possibly doing. >> reporter: no question about it i caught the bug. once i got cooking it was hard to stop. >> want to take selfie? >> halloween as we know is a mutual thing if you're not the one doing the scaring, then maybe you're the one being
scared. >> especially since you know you're in the in any real danger must be the adrenaline. >> i think it's just the thrill of it. something different changing things up in our lives we come out here you're own little wor world. there's so much work goes into it it's just fun. >> i told two or three times i'm trying to leave. every time i do oy see another group to run into. why do we love being scared and frightening people? >> charles simone gave a pretty good answer. >> we can ut act out. we can do what we want. we put the mask off. we have to come back to what society expect of us all. all the responsibility. when you have the mask on, do you things, say things and act things you ordinarily would not be able to do as per the confines of our society. >> reporter: don't you have any respect for government property? >> look, we know now that halloween is big business great
adventure wouldn't do it if it weren't and there are haunted houses all over the place. kind of into it now so i can help find one if you want. tweet me at hank fox 29 or the house at fox 29 philly. ♪ right now at 6:00-a gruesome discovery in a local neighborhood. a body burned beyond rec anything. who was this person and what happened to them? tonight the search for answers. ♪ surveillance video shows a guy lift a package off local doorstep. the theft bad enough. but there's something inside that box the owner really wants back. ♪ live from center city in philadelphia this is fox 29 news at six. ♪ and first at 6:00 tonight fox 29 weather authority pro pairing you for some major
changes. buckle up. we are about to go from shorts and t-shirts to sweaters and maybe even longjohns. our return to summer temperatures will soon feel like a distant memory. courtesy of a big temperature drop. wind and rain. good evening, i'm dawn timmeney. >> i'm chris o'connell. the type of thing we can tell you about all night long, but feeling these changes going to be another story altogether. let's get straight to meteorologist scott williams with more on these big changes coming. scott. >> chris and dawn, get ready to crank the heat for the upcoming weekend we've had a stretch of 80-degree temperatures the entire week. but take look at this cold front off to the west. that will be the game changer for the up coming weekend. gusty winds, rain and also a 20 even 40-degree temperature drop for some across the area. so over the next 24 hours, shower chance also timing that cold front and gusty winds. right now off to the west lancaster, berks county, looking at some light showers if you have some evening plans. it's not going to be wash out. everyone won't see that rain.