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♪ >> live from center city in philadelphia this is fox 29 news at 11. we're on top of developing story at 11. some of the facts of this case are clear cut. a mill schooler is hurt. a dog is dead after authorities say the animal tacked him but other details are proving more difficult to pin down. good evening, i'm lucy noland. for starters investigators are trying figure out who owned the dog. fox 29's dave schratwieser is live in wilmington. dave. >> reporter: lucy, that teenaged victim was tacked right outside his own home. to night his family tells us he's still hospitalized in stable condition after being treated for his injuries. as authorities try to figure out exactly what touched off this incident. >> i just -- i wish it never happen. >> reporter: relatives fought back tears as they described the pitbull attack on the 13 year old boy that happened around 6:30 wednesday night near the boy's home at 27th and
washington. >> it was just shocking. >> reporter: you worried about him. >> um-hmm. >> reporter: the boy's sister asked us not to identify her. she says her brother was bitten repeatedly as he and his brother struggled to get the dog off him and medic responded and took victim to the hospital with multiple bite wounds. >> on his feet, his legs and his arms. >> reporter: family members heard the eighth grader screaming and came out to seat dog's teeth lock on the boy's leg. they say the police tased the dog and fired two shots killing the pitbull. >> i just want my brother to be okay. >> reporter: delaware state animal welfare experts arrived on the scene. their investigating exactly where the dog came from and who owned it. although witnesses told them the dog was roaming the neighborhood just before the attacks. >> i think it should have died. >> reporter: now animal control experts would not say anything publicly tonight except that the dog own are in if he's located could face fines. no word from police if he could
also face criminal charges. lucy? >> all right, thank you very much, dave. tonight investigators are hoping you can help them find the man who tried to rob a local post office at gun point. take look at the guy. there he is. investigators say he most definitely did not head to a chester post office to pick up his mail. they say he tried to rob the place late last month. investigators say he had a gun but walk away empty handed from the edgemont avenue post office. the us postal inspection service is offering a $25,000 reward for information that leads to arrest and convict. environmental advocates are not happy tonight with the latest move trump's transition tonight the president-elect pick scott rue witness to lead the epa much he's currently the oklahoma attorney general and a climate change sceptic. many environmental lifts worry trump will dismantle president obama's efforts to counter global warming. meanwhile president-elect trump today picked linda mcmahon to head the small business
administration if her name sun familiar it might be because she's the co-founder of world wrestling entertainment. wwe. trump also asked retired general john kell toll run the department of homeland security. (bell tolls tolls. (prep. >> it has been 75 years since the attack on pearl harbor. that kill more than 2300 servicemen and women today memorial at joint base pearl harbor hick am many in tears. thousands of military personnel including world war ii veterans observed a moment of silent at 7:55 local time the exact moment the japanese attack began on this day in 1941. on your ray door night a night but thing are only getting colder. meteorologist kathy orr is here. our reporters out there doing our live shots you can see the breath, they're breath.
that's how cold it is already. >> it's not good. it's not good. >> here we go if you like the cold, it's coming and you just have tow prepare for it lucy. it's been so mild through the entire fall season. and it look like it get colder as winter begins. 31 in the poconos. 37 in allentown. 35 in wilmington. 28 in millville the defendant air since last winter will be coming in with this not. the northern plains of course in canada as well pretty. calgary eight below. billings ford casper wyoming 16 degrees below zero. international falls 22. chicago 23 degrees. now, we will get down into the 20s over the weekend that is definitely moving our way. it's coming from the polls, it's an arctic blast. whenever you want to call it, it's coming this weekend. here's a look at the future wind chills. friday morning it will be feeling like it's in the teens in pottstown and physical and wilmington and allen up to and reading and adjacent suburbs in
south jersey closer to the shore a little bit milder in the 20 if's you can call that mile. friday during the day wind chills in the 20s and saturday morning again wind chills will be in the teens with morning lows only in the 20s. 38 degrees will be the high on saturday. that will be the defendant temperature since februar february 18th. we have to go back 10 months to find a day that is colder. the european model and that gpfs model we talk about during the winter season both of these showing the potential for snow getting pretty close sunday night into monday. we'll keep an eye on the track and the timing, of course, of that particular system and the temperatures will be critical. in the city overnight, 35. the suburbs 29. partly cloudy. we'll have some sun during the day tomorrow with high temperature in the 40 40s that front moves through. friday, it will be blustery winds gusting to about 30 miles an hour friday does not good day to be outside maybe you order take out for lunch and for dinner. saturday the coldest yet.
cold for the birds. hopefully good luck for your sunday. but remember to layer if you you're going to tailgate or go to the game. monday rain or a wintery mick to the north and west to start the day. tuesday 45. wednesday partly sunny, 38 degrees. the trend is down in temperature, lou cease. turning colder. highs in the 30s and the 40s. kiss though 50s and 60s goodbye at least for little while. have a great weekend. >> don't have your lips freeze to them. thanks very much, thank you. happening right now calls for a change when it comes to tow companies and your ride. it's a horrible feeling you're in philadelphia for work or school maybe you're stopping in a store really quickly. you come back to your car and it is gone. and now city officials about t tackle predatory towing companies. chris connell is live in spring garden. one of the city's biggest towing towing companies. illegally plucking cars off the
streets taking them from parking lots. the complaints are pouring in and city council says enough is enough. and they'll be taking up the matter bright and early tomorrow morning. if you drive in philly, chances are it's happened to you. your car towed. >> besides being embarrassing you have to go down to the lot and then they check your information. try to make you pay all this money. i think my car was down there for about a half an hour. i had to pay three hun doctor dollars. >> reporter: it's the illegal stories the city is now going after. companies like this towing what appeared to be legally parked cars back in august. >> these are basically car pirates who go out and steal people's cars off the street and they've been doing it for awhile. >> reporter: after mounting complaints over pirate towing companies, city council wants to crack down. new legislation is being proposed that would require cars to be ticketed first before towing companies could move in. even on private property. new law could also allow the
city to revoke towing license if's customers are gouged. michael kirshner remembers when when tow driver demanded cash to get off the hook. >> you had to pay $250 for them to not tow it. >> to not tow it? >> yeah. they were like $250 or we're towing it. >> reporter: one of the biggest names in philly towing will be fighting city council. lew blum provides valuable service and says his business is being unfairly targeted. he says we move vehicles that are blocking other citizens and business owners from going to work or parking in their customers designated areas. he goes on to say, it's easy to hate us and i understand that. now the issue goes before a city council 10:00 o'clock tomorrow morning. a large contingent of tow truck drivers will be there. they are saying they are being targeted unfairly. lucy? >> all right, thank you very much, chris. investigators in allentown say improperly diss cared smoking materials ignited the
fire that gut add stretch of row homes last thursday night. you saw it as breaking news right here. enormous fire that damaged eight homes. five of them extensively. one of them is just destroyed. it forced nearly two dozen people out in the street. now sherri bots and her cousin shade had just rented the house where the fire started. bots friend was inside watching her two young children at the time. nobody is hurt. but the home is a total loss. some neighbors offered donations an place to stay but others blamed them for starting the fire. >> they point fingers at us and say you did this. you're the one that started think much it's your fault we don't have anything. it's just really hurts because we -- we literally don't have anything. >> bots disputes the official fine fining. no one smoked inside of their home. sometimes looking on the bright side is easier said than done, right? but you might want to try a little harder to see that half glass full.
the glass half full. you know how it goes a brighter outlook could actually help you live longer. when a child visits one of santa's helpers at the mall it's exposed to enhance the joy of christmas. that wasn't the case for one boy. what a shopping mall santa said to him that his mom seeing red. ♪ [vo] is it a force of nature? or a sales event? the season of audi sales event is here. audi will cover your first month's lease payment on select models. sales event ends january 3rd.
cherry hill police say anonymous tip has led them to this guy. they say he robbed a woman at an atm. tonight prosecutors have charged patrick or so with robbery. we first showed you that surveillance video last night navy federal credit union on route 38 right near the cherry hill mall. couldn't get much more clearer than this, right? police say he came up to the woman from behind while she was at the outdoor atm. got away with her cash. judge holding or so on $50,000 cash bail. there you go. tonight camden county shrewed heroes. many grateful for their service gathered for the ceremony at the american legion in oakland. the board of freeholders presented 30 world war ii vets with camden county service med medal. at least two vets received the county special recognition medal. oakland is a great town by the way. big day for president joe biden alma mater he spoke at the inauguration ceremony at the university of delaware new president. have i president reminisced about his parents during the speech.
>> we're the most unique nation in the history of the world. that notion was reinforced by my parents who taught me that when americans value most is equali equality, justice, fairness. >> meanwhile vice-president joe biden's colleagues in the senate heaped praise upon the outgoing veep. republican and democrats deliver speeches hailing his resilience and friendship and integrity. scary moment at a buck county crash scene over the weekend. that had a rescuer needing rescue. now after paramedic and firefighters wrapped up after a crash, another emergency struck this time involving one of their own. fox 29's dawn timmeney has the amazing story. >> reporter: it was about 8:30 saturday morning. firefighters from the midway volunteer fire company in lahaska and central bucks ems responding to car wreck and reports of a woman trapped inn sigh. crews were able to successfully
rescue the victim and then -- >> we just had put her in the ambulance i hear some firefighters calling, you know, firefighter down we need medic we need a medic. >> reporter: rachel ran over to the side of the fire truck she saw 2767-year-old ron down on the ground in full cardiac arrest. >> your heart sings a little bit but then your adrenaline going and you jump into act. >> grant the aed. we were lucky enough to have medic on scene. >> shock him twice and he started talking to us. it was the most unbelievable part about it. >> reporter: success and relief. >> he's fine! >> reporter: their generation firefighter elizabeth rice has known ronnie her whole life and is thankful he's okay and that she was able to play part. >> you're usual film for everybody else but this time you're there for one of your o own. >> we knew he was a good when he was asked what his name was he said george washington and that's ronnie for you. >> reporter: a real joker. and with 52 years for the volunteer fire company he is as good as they come.
>> ronnie is the kind of guy you can always count on. in this day and age volunteerism many areas it's a dying thing but not with ronnie. when the fire was, he's here. >> they say timing is everything and fortunately for ronnie hig highly trained skilled professionals were right there at the scene able to get him the help he needed and save his life. >> the car ologist at the hospital and all the firefight firefighters in his family are calling it christmas miracle. no better feeling in the world than being able to give a family that and especially when it's one of his own. >> doctors released ron from the hospital today. he'll be home for christmas. south jersey woman is trying desperate toll find one of the most precious things from her wedding day and that is her dress. rosalyn plum says the dress was storage unit in west department for her mother rented when her mother passed away plum took it over but she says she fell behind on her payments and everything in the union hit the auction block. the wedding dress is
extraordinarily special to her plum says her mother help her pick it out and buy it. >> she never got to do that with her mom. my mom was 16 almost 17 when my grandmother died. to know how much my mom did to get it for me. >> she says the auction company contacted the person who bought the storage unit. plum says that person e mailed her saying they do have the dress after few e-mail he can changes she never heard back from the person again. hoping she gets it back. you see it, you shoot it fresco users helping us show what's going on in your neighbor. iain page. >> lucy our fresco user andrew sanford headed to rowan college gloucester county campus for special graduation ceremony. men and women graduated from both cherry hill and gloucester county police academies today. 34 new officers in all passed the training and soon be on the street. university city a ribbon cutting for the new septa travel center at penn. our fresco user clifford was
there for grand opening at 36th and walnut. collaboration between the university and septa and will offer seive tans with all forms of travel in and around penn's campus and the city of physical. and students at the moore college of art and design getting into the holiday spirit. the interior design students in philadelphia used what they've learned about building and decorating to put together some fantastic ginger bread houses. fresco user clifford zen us this video of students hard at work and also donned some of their ugliest holiday sweaters. when you see news happening be sure to take out your phone and shoot it and make sure you use the fresco app to send it to our newsroom and get paid. lucy. >> thank you very much iain. north carolina mom seeing red over a recent end count at her local shopping mall. ash the mays took her son anthony to see one of santa's helpers. her son wanted to tell him what he wanted for christmas much that's all. the big guy in the santa suit insulted him bringing him to
tears. >> when i got done, he said, lay off the hamburgers and french fries and that just really disrespected me and i felt awf awful. >> poor guy. the company that hired this particular santa's helper is taking disciplinary act. mall santa and his supervisor have apologized torments your health looking on the bright side having optimistic outlook on life may help women live longer. harvard researchers analyzed data on more than 70,000 women and women with bright outlook on life had reduced risk of dying from several major causes of death. researchers say this is more proof that working on psychological resilience can make a big difference. so the eagles need a little resilience right about now i think. >> they real dollar. >> you think. >> they real dollar. the eagles are struggling big time over the last couple of months and starting to see cracks in the player/coach relationship. i'll take a look what doug pederson needs to do to clean things up next in my sports commentary. where things come from?5df]
fearless, right? because he's taking on what's really happening between doug pederson and the eagles. commentary 15 seconds away. ♪ there's a lot of idiots that say doug pederson should be fired. i'm on the record i'm not in that camp but pederson definitely needs to clean some thing up before he loses his team. pederson needs to make sure he's on the same page as his players and when he decides to press a button he better make sure it work. sunday after the game carson wentz made it clear that he didn't think his struggles had anything to do with mechanic. then on monday, pederson basi basically said it does. listen it's fine for the coach and the quarterback to have disagreements, but when it comes talking to the media they need
to be on the same page. they need to have the same voice. after that pederson questioned the evident from some of the players. i was in the locker room today. the players didn't seem to agree with that at all. and mal cool jenkins said pederson saying puts that players in bad position. i'm not saying armageddon is coming for this team but pederson if he wants to be successful he has to make sure everyone is on the same page. lucy? >> thank you very much, sean. pack house at the wells fargo center in south philly to night. q102 hosted jingle ball. sean mendez, fifth harmony one of the featured performance much jenn fred was on the red carpet with a special guest. see it on good day tomorrow. >> president election donald trump is crowing about being time magazine's person of the year. magazine covers reads donald trump president of the did you have id states of america. however he's not happy with the headline. referring to the decided states.
time's editor nancy gibbs said the title is given to the person who had the greatest influence on events quote for or worse. so there you have it. >> hmm. >> all right. >> so some people are -- thready have id over your weather forecast. some people are very happy that it's going to snow. good are you a snow guy? negative. >> i'm a snow by only if i'm inside even get to watch it. [ laughter ] >> well if we do see any snow, anywhere, it would be sunday night into monday. other than that it's just going to be a blustery weekend. friday it's just going to smack you in the face. the cold and then saturday will be the coldest day since last february. sunday night would be the best chance of seeing any makes. >> i thought it was going to be like staying up in the poconos. are we actually saying around here possibly. >> we can get a few flakes. >> a couple of flake. you can count them. >> all present company. >> i'm not getting out of house. >> bye.
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