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>> but he had given up on himself. on life. beaten down. veteran was homeless but while the rest of the world whizzed by one woman stopped and gave him a haircut and hope. >> your news in 30 seconds.n sh. not anymore. gus! the second most famous groundhog in pennsylvania. let's hit the ice. whoaaa! take the shot! (buzzer) that shot was one in a million. so's this. all the money millionaire edition, new from the pennsylvania lottery. with five top prizes of a million bucks. it's a real game changer. (giggles) keep on scratchin' >> live from center city in philadelphia this is fox 29 news at 10. judge gore superintendent podium, sir, is yours.
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[ applause ] >> across the country and the world watched this moment tonight at the white house. right during prime time president donald trump announced his pick for the next supreme court justice. and that is neil gorsuch. the president says gorsuch has a brilliant mind license use it to defend our nation's constitution. good evening, i'm lucy noland. >> i'm iain page. if the senate confirms him, gorsuch will fill the seat left vacant after the death of antonin scalia nearly a year ago. here's what we know about neil gorsuch. 49-year-old currently serves as a federal appeals judge in denver youngest nominee and more than 20 years. the colorado native went to harvard law school and clerked for supreme court justices byron white and anthony kennedy. politically speaking he is conservative which is expected to ignite a fight from senate democrats but tonight he vowed to up hold the constitution regardless of party lines. >> standing here in a house of history and acutely aware of my
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own imperfections i pledge if i'm confirmed, i will do all my powers permit to be a faithful servant of the constitution of laws of this great country. >> judge gorsuch beat out pennsylvania guy for this supreme court nomination. >> judge thomas hardiman served here in philadelphia on the us circuit court of appeals for the third district. he was a final list on president trump's list. chris o'connell joins us live now from the art museum. chris, just enormous announcement tonight from the president. >> reporter: that's right, luce seem president trump's choice for supreme court nominee actually played out like a reality game show. the two choices were sent to washington as reports put them. the announcement itself was broadcast live on facebook, but there was no red rose at the end of this ceremony. just a black robe. they've been talking politics around philadelphia's oldest bar since 1860. tonight at magill land's tavern
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in center city it was no different. stone's three away from city hall the flyers came was on tv but most of the eye balls were on donald trump' as announcement of supreme court nominee neil gorsuch a good choice for trump supporter jennifer coupes ski. >> very important for me for him to elect somebody who has the same views as i do as a voter and catholic. >> trump's choice is a familiar face of university of pennsylvania professor instead of faux us in bee bus. he not only worked with gorsuch but has also argued eight cases in front of the u.s. supreme court. >> he's universally add hired and lee expect inspected much he's brilliant. he writes beautifully and he's fair. >> reporter: he says replacing antonin scalia with another conservative may not do much to change things but he says if trump gets a second nominee during his term, that's when the balance of ideologies could change dramatically. >> it's a big question are the democrats going to pitch a fight on this one where not that much
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changes or keep their powder dry for the next one where a lot more is at stake. >> reporter: trump's critics say they're not at all surprised at the president's pick. >> he's nominated so far and the things that he's said he's looking for in supreme court justice very much concerns me. >> reporter: now keep in mind supreme court justices only hear about 80 cases a year. gorsuch still needs to be confirmed. the senate is promising a fight on that one. many are still angry that gop colleagues won vote to pick president obama's pick that he selected last spring. iain? >> chris, o'connell, thank you very much. that was merrick garland. right now the court has just eight justices four are considered progressive. ruth bader ginsberg, steve before i jar, sonya sotomayor and elena keegan. john roberts, clarence thomas and samuel alito justice anthony kennedy a republican is
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considered a swing vote. if the senate approves gorsuch there will be a full bench of nine justices they've got important cases on deck. the first gloucester county school board versus gigi look at transgender rights stems from federal court ruling that gave a transgender boy the right to use his school's bathroom. that alliance with his gender identity as opposed to the sex he was assigned at birth. the second los angeles county versus mendez will look at police involved shootings and officers legal immunity when they use excessive force and finally microsoft versus baker about the ex box 360 an class act lawsuit filed by people who bought it. you can read more about neil gorsuch live and career and what brought him to this historic nomination. just head to our website fox29.com. >> breaking right now the city's port richmond neighborhood. that is where police say two men grabbed a woman and shoved in her own car then sped off with her in inside of it. skyfox over the scene along the 2600 block this is aramingo avenue around 8:00 tonight.
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investigators tell us two plain clothed officers saw this whole thing go down and arrested the two men. nobody is hurt. as we get updates about how this all happened and what these guys are after we'll bring it all to you. nearly four years after six people died in a center city building collapse, a jury found every single defendant in the civil trial libel. today the panel decided to salvation army, the owner of a building in the middle of demolition, an architect and two contractors all have some responsibility. the jury will consider damages on friday. june of 2013 that building getting demolished collapse on to the salvation army's thrift store at 22nd and mark streets killing six people, injuring 13 others. the two contractors in the trial are already serving prison terms for the criminal case. tonight elaine chow is officially the nation's secretary of transportation. vice-president pence swore her in this evening. she is senate majority leader accomplish mitch mcconnell's
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wife as for the handful of president trump's other picks awaiting confirmation they'll have to wait bit. senate democrats today boycotted the votes for the seconds of health and treasury and senate is putting off voting on president trump's attorney general pick senator jeff sessions until at least tomorrow president trump's first week in office have been packed. today he held two high profile meetings the first with ceo of several major pharmaceutical companies where he suggested an increase in production of drugs and a decrease in the cost for consumers. he also sat down with cyber security leaders saying he's sticking to campaign promises on finding ways to defend against cyber hacking. president had pledged to sign an executive order on cyber security without explanation he canceled those plans. more fallout from that chaotic weekend at philly international airport. immigration attorneys in philadelphia today filed a federal lawsuit against the trump administration. they claim it's crack down on visitors from several countries
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believed to be terrorism hot spots is unconstitutional. those for it say it will help keep america safe but some who had family sent home to the mideast from the philly airport are still hurting. >> this is the country of opportunity. the country of freedom and if you allow it to be turned into a land of discrimination where racism has taken root and hate is found across the whole country, the thought that gives me chills. >> we need to pause and we need to make sure that the vetting standards are up to snuff so we can guarantee the safety and security of our country. >> the lawsuits ask the court to allow those turned away at phl to be allowed to enter the u.s. and make that second trip on the government's dime. new acting attorney general was sworn in last night to help defend the order from lawsuit. >> developing to night in burlington county the investigation into what some describe as a volatile relationship. prosecutors say laci tinsley beat her husband to death with fire extinguisher a day after the murder her defense attorney
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is now offering up a reason why. our dave schratwieser is live in willingboro where the husband's wife came to an end. dave? >> reporter: lucy, prosecutors claim this was a brutal murder but in court today, a defense attorney suggested otherwise saying if investigators drilled down they'll find out this could have been a case of self-defen self-defense. that has left willingboro neighbors with a lot of questions. 42-year-old las say tinsley was behind bars in the burlington county jail tuesday night charged with the brutal murder of her husband after investigators say she beat the 74-year-old to death with a fire extinguisher. tolerable in any sense or form. >> reporter: it happened at the couple's neatly kept home on hancock lane in willingboro monday afternoon much neighbors say police swarmed the home and cordoned it off with crime scene the motive for the murder is still being investigated. tinsley struck her husband multiple times in the head with
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the fire extinguisher. >> it's unfortunate it happened to both parties it's a sad situation and probably could have been prevent. >> most neighbors didn't want to appear on camera they did tell us off camera they heard several loud arguments coming from the home in the past. they say tinsley and her college aged daughter moved out during the summer but then recently moved back in. >> very sensitive. you have to know the whole story and the whole back story of their relationship. >> reporter: in court, tinsley's attorney cedric edwards argued his client was being smothered by her husband. he told the judge the former state employee was a violent m man. he described the incident as a case of self-defense. that left willingboro residents with more questions than answe answers. >> she was truly acting in self-defense, it's not excusable but i understand. definitely look into it further. >> reporter: now tinsley is being held without bail pending a detention hearing on friday.
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this is the second murder in willingboro this month. lucy? >> all right, thank you very much, dave schratwieser. one heist a whole stash of big screen tv's and philadelphia police are looking for the guys at the embassy suites in center city. the man drove a truck into the employee parking garage last tuesday night them packed it full of tv after tv after tv. 10 in all and they are big screens. police are now looking for a silver or gray late '90's chevrolet silverado pick up you see it right there. the truck has damage to the passenger side door and the passenger side rear fender. he was just 16 years old when he started throwing on his fire gear fighting fires and saving lives. big honor for a local volunteer firefighter decades in the making. west minster dog show the annual event that's got pups competing to be, well, top dog. what organizers are about to allow in this dog show that has purists kind of cranky. he was homeless, he was hu
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hurt, and veteran had given up. >> i didn't even care. my legs were really bad. i was just letting them go, you know what i mean. >> gnaw a state of like if i die out here, i'm okay. >> a new friend showed him he was worth fighting for for goodness sake. kathy orr tracking your forecast. yeah, we're talking about warmer temperatures iain. you got to love that and what about the super bowl. looks like we could have some snow. will that mess up your party plans? we'll talk about that with the seven day coming up. mom, i just saved a lot of money
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recognized tonight but it's his seven decade of service you got to wrap your mind around that. seven decades left fellow firefighters and countless every day people in his debt. fox 29's shawnette wilson live in langhorne. shawnette. >> reporter: lucy, you mentio mentioned 70 years this man has been active for all 70 years with the exception of the two years he was deployed to korea for military duty, and you know at a time when volunteer firefighters hard to come by he's certainly a fine example. >> middletown fire company recognizing william meredith on this momentous occasion of his 70th year of active service. >> reporter: william meredith being honored tonight for reaching a milestone in his career as a volunteer firefighter. [ applause ] >> reporter: at 87 years old, he's given 70 years to the langhorne middletown fire department. >> i joined in 1946 when i was 16. they were taking them in at 16 municipal building where the firehouse was was the center of town.
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and all your friends joined so you joined. it was better than hanging on the corner. >> reporter: you can imagine 70 years of service means william has seen it all and done it all. >> that's when the big factory burnt, and that was almost three-day deal. >> reporter: these newspaper clippings hanging inside the fire station date back when william was in his late 20s. still on a truck as achieve engineer and fighting fires. >> we used to be surrounded with barnes, you know, everything around us in those days the old days was farms. there wasn't all the shopping centers and housing developments and every time you get a lightning storm in the summer you almost could guarantee somewhere there's going to be barn fire. >> reporter: a lot has changed since then he says. >> the trucks have gotten bigg bigger. they're push button instead of lever. >> reporter: fire chief says it's honor to have william active as financial secretary and lieutenant with the fire
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police. >> he's still active. he still goes and directs traffic at incidents, community events when -- town events he'll help shut down the road. >> reporter: william knows exactly what he wants hug legacy to be if he ever leaves the department. >> i helped the people die what i could when i could and how i could. >> reporter: and he also received a commendation from the pennsylvania house of representatives. also, others recognized for service tonight ranging from five to 55 years. just an outstanding group of people. lucy? >> thank you so much shawnette. in germantown the robber pick the wrong restaurant to hit the surveillance video captured the moment the armed man barged into new would know on wayne avenue saturday night. police say he demanded money. an employee pulled out his own gun, fired it at the guy. the man ran off without taking anything. police are still searching for him. nobody is hurt. >> a man originally from burlington county is charged with threatening to kill former president barack obama. court papers allege william
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peterman wrote the threat on his fake facebook page earlier this month. peterman told secret service agent he believed obama had sex with his fiance'. the judge ordered peterman to get a psychiatric scam before he goes to trial. patience is a virtue especially for delaware police who say their len tee investigation has paid off in the bust of a brothel of sorts. tonight two new castle women face prostitution charges police say 20-year-old nicole cully and 36-year-old sarah heinrich work together to run a prostitution service out of the house on the 1100 block of washington street in new castle. police say they got complaints from neighbors about that house. they say cully was the prostitute and that she paid heinrichs to use her house as a place to run her business. vicious attack caught on surveillance cameras in south philadelphia where a group of men ruthlessly beat a man to the ground. once down, the violent group still doesn't let up. continuing to punch and kick the victim. as our dawn timmeney reports, tonight, police want these guys off the street fast. >> reporter: the video is
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alarming a25-year-old man is knocked to the ground and beaten as he walks down the street. philadelphia police just relea releasing surveillance of the vicious january 10th attack on the 1200 block of south broad. >> you see once he's on the ground, they begin to assault him, kicking him and punching him, you know, relently. it's a horrible thing to see. >> reporter: report we showed the disturbing surveillance of four young men pump link the victim with punches to nancy berger. she was out walking her grandson right where the assault happen happened. >> my daughter and son-in-law live in this neighborhood, and i've always felt kind of save here. when i, you know, i'd be walking the baby. >> reporter: but not so much now. gary pratt has lived in the area for some time and finds what happened appalling. >> does it surprise you? >> um, yes and no. um, this is happened in the past before. um, it doesn't seem quite so recently, um, but that doesn't mean i'm not still kind of shocked and concerned about it. >> reporter: police say the
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brutal beat down happened at 8:00 o'clock at night and was completely random. >> they may have seen him walking down the street at some point in time and maybe thought he was an easy target because his cell phone being in his hand or he was distracted in some way. >> reporter: investigators say the four tried to steal the man's cell phone but ended up running away without it. beverly mccann lives around the corner. she says this is exactly why she is always extra vigilant. >> have to be. yes, anywhere that i go, daytime, nighttime, it doesn't matter to me. you got to be careful out here. >> reporter: police say if these four attackers would do something so despicable there's no telling what they're capable of. that's why they want them off the street before they hurt someone else. if you recognize these guys, give police a call. dawn timmeney, fox 29 news. in camden tonight, police were focused on bridging gaps between young people and camden county police. police used volunteers of america's face forward to -- program to interact with students over the past five weeks.
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officials say they want to work through the tensions minority groups might have with the police. robbers ransacked a jewelry store busting open the showcase and grabbing loads of jewels. but the store owner tried to do to stop them. also ninety three 92-year-old woman killed after a fire in her home. what fire investigators say was inside that house that made it difficult to fight the flames. ahead at 11:00, it could costs billions to build it has been shuddered for years now. it will be closed a little longer. a new problem for the former revel casino. owner the never saw coming. ♪ now with tomorrow's traffic here's bob kelly. good evening, everybody. got the auto show in town and a shut down of the 59 street expressway closed both directions on the overnight till 5:00 o'clock tomorrow morning. if you are coming in to the city tomorrow, keep in mind this new project jfk boulevard closed from 20th over to schuylkill avenue. that's right there in front of 30th street station.
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all that traffic using market street. south on 95 tomorrow during the midday they'll be working from 676 center city down through the walt whitman bridge during the midday don't forget the turnpike connector bridge still closed to vehicle traffic. tomorrow morning we'll check the jam cams. sue will have the hump day forecast. i'll see you bright and early starting at 4:00.
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check this out. caught on camera a violent heist tonight has jewelry store owner picking up the pieces. you can see these guys use hammers to shatter the glass and steal necklaces, rings and bracelets. this happened in fort lauderdale, florida at one point the store's owner threw a chair at the guys to chase them away. police say they got away with more than $200,000 worth of high end jewelry. the owner says he's devastated. >> come back how many people -- they don't care. they shoot you, they kill you for a few dollars. >> police have arrested one person. the owner of the store says this is the second time robbers have hit him. he's now thinking about getting out of the business. a canadian student accused of in a deadly shooting rampage at a mosque had a history of exhibiting radical views. alexander business zen net had
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extreme national lift views and support add french right tift party according to canadian advocates that monitor hate groups. he reportedly expressed those views through online platforms. he's charged with six counts of first degree murder and five counts of attempted murder for sunday's shooting in quebec city. six men were killed during evening prayers. while in indiana people get sick after just showing up at church eating cookies. >> now 74-year-old man police say is behind it all faces charges. they say brian jones had been handing out cookies at his local church for years. but one day last may cops say he gave out cookies laced with thc. the active chemical in marijua marijuana. it sent six church members including a 12 year old to the hospital. while prosecutors just filed charges, the local police chief says he's sure jones is a good person and just made a mistake. now here's hank. >> houston is showing the world it's very best this weekend as it hosts the super bowl.
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like any old good american town it's got those little corners it quite doesn't want to you see. ale show you some of them on this deserted magic island. happening hang's take coming. >> kathy orr tracking your forecast. >> absolutely. seasonably cold night tonight. the sun comes back and the temperaturtemperatures swing inh directions. what will february bring? a few surprises. we'll take look at the seven day when we come back. ♪ and when you think guiness you think ireland. >> oh y. >> the brewer is about to start making beer right here in the us. and guess what? not far from our area, kathy orr. not far from here. ♪
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>> in bucks county investigation underway now into what caused a deadly fire. firefighters pulled an elderly woman out of the burning home but she did not make it. >> they say she was a hoarder and all of those belongings she had collected made it extraordinarily tough to battle
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the fire and to save her. >> fox 29's dave kinchen reports from bensalem. >> reporter: skyfox watches from above as firefighters spend early morning hours battling a house a light on the 2200 block of byberry in bensalem. it took crews from multiple agencies to help out. >> count at least 15 full sized fire engines and many more. >> reporter: they arrived to find the house taken over by powerful flames but the hardest part was dealing with the obstacles inside. >> the amount of debris in there, you can't even imagine. it's floor to ceiling. wall to wall. very narrow paths. the firefighters rough tough time trying to get to the fire. >> reporter: piles and piles of belongings and momentos thrown out on the front lawn. >> everything you can think of. clothes, boxes, trash bags, um, everything. years and years and years of just keep belonging and not getting rid of them. >> reporter: hoarding so severe, first responders left
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the inside for an exterior attack. >> something we don't want to do of woe want to fight the fire from the inside. it goes out a lot easier than way. investigators tell us the 92-year-old woman was rescued by a firefighter but tragically died at a hospital later. a man who was able to escape on his own is still hospitalized in critical condition. >> it takes longer for us as the fire department to get to you it's harder for to us put the fire out which is the example today. >> reporter: firefighters generally see a lot of tragedy and they say there's a lesson in this one, too. >> we just ask people if you have a family member, you know somebody that's hoarderring, try your best to talk to them. >> reporter: officials tell us the fire started in the basement but the exact cause is still under investigation. in bensalem, dave kinchen, fox 29 news. pennsylvania's author auditor general is going to make good on his pledge to audit an operator of city charter schoo schools. fox 29 investigators revealed a big payout made to a former top
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school official. auditor general eugene depasquale will begin his audit of charter operator as peer rah, ink, on february 13th. he says he'll investigate five of its schools. now last summer, our jeff cole and fox 29 investigates discovered that aspira paid former top academic officer 350 grand to settle a sexual harassment suit she brought against a charter and its ceo alfredo calderon. calderone refused comment last summer. that's him. he remains on the job. spokesperson for the charter says it's barred from talking about this case. ♪ hank's take. super bowl edition. ♪ >> we we need him threw the fog with like a ball in his arms. hank flynn is in houston for super bowl li. houston knows the world a watching. it's putting a shine on things. >> every big city has it's interesting corners or spooky
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buildings. you know hank, he had to check them out. ♪ >> reporter: there it is. nrg stadium on houston's south side home of super bowl li. sprucing it up for your visit and the city looks nice, no question, but there are some corners. >> it's amazing. magic island lies by the southwest freeway an odd crumbling example what happens when very ambitious theme restaurant goes very wrong. original and elaborate egyptian dee core highlighted by occasional graffiti flares of pageant of urban decay where there once lived a fun idea. >> it was a nice place. very attractive. good service. good food. and we had a magic show. >> reporter: paul joplin wept once with the wife and had a nice time. great. but he's only down for so many magic shows. >> we enjoyed it but didn't have driving desire to return.
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>> reporter: next a place that blew my mind. i was scared to sneak in. no way. i'm not doing it. former days inn on st. joseph parkway all 30 stories of eight boarded up heaven on earth for urban explorers and homeless folks since 1998. the a tower of madness. >> found this tower city inspector says the building is guilty of having graffiti at the garage entrance. it's an abandoned skyscraper. it's guilty of a lot more than that the place is said to be on the search of renovation and redevelopment but today it was a monument to mut tell is show place in shambles. i loved it and then the old abandoned water cistern at buffalo bayou, gorgeous, spooky, weird but not so abandoned. >> forever. >> now, having it open to the public we not only do historical tours where we tell the story of this 90-year-old water reservoir right not we have an art
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installation as well we're showcasing specific public art. >> reporter: repurpose ago space that once supplied houston's drinking water. that's amazing. i'm starting to see a theme. the locals say houston done incredible job over the last few years revitalizing downtown not for football game but for itself and like any big city it's always influx. houston cleans up beautifully and the people are great. can they do something for the old astrodome sitting in the shadow of park where the super bowl kicks off on sunday? is that wishing too much? may be. i'm hank and that's my take. ♪ lived there for 4.5 years. fantastic city. you can watch the falcons take on the patriots super 51 this sunday on fox 29. super bowl party starts early. join mike and alex and game day party. so cute. seven to 10am this sunday. >> it's a controversial tattoo on a philadelphia cop that led
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to an investigation. what the department decided about the officer's ink. west minster dog show a storied tradition. top dog. it's about to get turned on its head. what organizers are going let in that has purists appalled.
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looks like we're still a man short. not anymore. gus! the second most famous groundhog in pennsylvania. let's hit the ice. whoaaa! take the shot! (buzzer) that shot was one in a million. so's this. all the money millionaire edition, new from the pennsylvania lottery. with five top prizes of a million bucks. it's a real game changer. (giggles) keep on scratchin'
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this year's west minster dog show has gone to the cats. yeah, you heard right. this year some fabulous feel lines will have their moment to shine at america's post prestigious dog show. this is last year' events no kitties around there. but now pedigree cats will show off their stuff and a non-competitive meet the breeds event when the show kicks off next week. n your money tonight, historic hotel in wilmington gets the new owner dupont is selling hotel dupont to about cheap knee pole lynn group the hotel will keep its name. it opened back in 1913 and had many renowned guests including u.s. presidents and other world leaders. dupont will now explore selling the dupont country club as well. america's largest retailer will head to head with amazon. >> wal*mart says it's going to
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start two-day shipping on more than 2 million products, and it won't charge a membership fee. the free shipping is available on some of the most popular items. baby necessities, food, pregnant products and toys and other items wal*mart will lower the minimum purchase requirement for free shipping from 50 to 35 bucks. guiness beer will soon be brewed right here in the us. it will be in maryland. modeled after the guiness open gate brewery in dublin one of ireland's top tourist destination, it will be the first guiness brewer row to open in the u.s. in 63 years. homeless and hurt. he was so used to people walking by him without even giving him a glance, then someone finally reached out a hand to help him. he didn't want it. who finally convinced him his life was worth fighting for. our kathy orr tracking that forecast. we have a little bit of a spike in temperature but then guess what? it's back to winter for the month of february. but this time is it going to stick? we'll talk about that in our next chance of snow in the
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paid for with pennsylvania taxpayer dollars. ♪ his tattoo put him under scrutiny but philadelphia police officer has been cleared of any wrongdoing. the controversy started last summer with this article in the
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philly voice showing a social media post of the eagle tattoo on the officer's arm. some thought it was resembled a nazi emblem. the police department said today in an internal investigation has cleared the officer. last month he still is on the job and mayor kenney says since the department does not have tattoo policy the officer couldn't be dismissed. ♪ veteran homeless, hurt, just plane empty but just as he hit rock bottom one woman lived him up. a complete stranger but not for long. our bill anderson tonight has his story that mirrors so many others in our nation. >> bill introduces to us a woman who brought light back into his live showing him that people do care for goodness sake. >> i got up every morning. i wouldn't get up. just wake up out of my wheelchair wheel to the corner and panhandle. that was my days. >> reporter: less than year ago, a man living on the streets had basically given up on
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society. during his time out there, he had been shot, ignored while he panhandled and hit by a car leaving his spine severely damaged, his legs infected to the point where he couldn't even stand and then he met somebody who took the time to care. >> i was sitting there the first day. i had -- she asked me do i need a haircut. no, i'm good. i didn't want to deal with her. two weeks later my hair was cutting out of hand and i seen her again. can you cut my hair? >> helping people is just what lally galvin does. >> there you go. >> she founded dignity project to give haircuts, sleeping bags, toiletries whatever she can to the homeless. that day she cut john lock lan land's hair over the next few weeks a friendship began to develop. >> i would come to see him. i'd be like, you know, how the haircut going. good. thank you. >> i gave up on people. i really did. >> then we saw him like, i saw him in the wheelchair. like he was saying he had
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infection in his legs. ♪ >> reporter: john had a serious infection and then got hit by a car leading to untreated fractured spine. he lived in wheelchair in pain. but he was so beaten down that he didn't really care about himself. but lolly did. and even with all the people her organization helps, john was different. >> i have never seen someone on the streets in the condition that he was in. it was kind of like he's not going to make it if someone doesn't help him. >> reporter: with friend, john found a reason to fight. >> somebody cared about me, you know what i mean. >> at first i was like i know it's -- somebody really cared. >> reporter: they got the infection treated got major surgery to repair his back and showed everyone that with a little belief and support, he would do everything to walk again. >> john's recovery and rehab have been tough. it had been years since john walked without pain today he lived up to his word and walked all over the nursing home where he's recovering.
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>> you just walking away. >> his back is healing. largely thanks to someone who cared. a message that both lolly and john wanted to reinforce. >> the message is that if you give someone a little, they can come around. >> my message is don't ever give up on people because there's good people out there. >> take a second, talk to someone, it could make all the difference for goodness sake. i'm bill anderson. ♪ >> incredible stuff. >> yeah. >> john now has people from all over the world wishing him well on social media but when what he really needs is permanent housing. >> this is true. you know what a lot of people need when they're just there on the street like that is somebody to stop and say hi. right? >> yeah. >> if you'd like to show your support we have a link op our website. you know it, fox 29.com. if you are still looking to get health care coverage under obama care you better act fast tonight could be your last chance with a future of the health care law uncertain.
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you have until 3:00 a.m. to sign up. if you buy a policy it should give you coverage threw the year. president trump promised to repeal and replace the law and do it without creating disruptions for the millions already covered. on your radar tonight we're tracking some snow taking a live look at trenton, new jersey, a chilly tuesday night out there. so what's in store for super bowl weekend? kathy orr times it all out for in you just 15 seconds. past couple days a few snow showers here or there and in old city philadelphia partly cloudy sky, you can see the entrance there to penn's landing. a quiet night across the region and temperatures that are seasonably cool. it's 37 high for the day 42. winds out of the west at 6 miles an hour. but that wind is going to be kicking up tomorrow. we have some snow showers
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through northeastern pennsylvania going new york and new england but for us, it's okay. skies staying partly cloudy with cooler temperatures. it's still 41 in wilmington but with a light wind and clear skies, millville only 28. it's 34 degrees in dover. 28 in the mountains much 28 in allentown and 30 in read, pottstown and even trenton. say goodbye to that clipper, that rolled to the north, with more of a westerly flow building in tomorrow. with some clearing skies. and temperatures will be boosting back into the 40s. overnight tonight, we'll get down in the 30s in the city. 20s in many other locations. during the day warming back up into the 40s with plenty of sunshine. after that, things begin to change. colder air moves in. groundhog day onward we're talking about some weekend snow. now, last night it look as though our two storms could phase, come together and become an east coast storm. now it's not looking as likely. so if you have any travel plans for the super bowl, you shouldn't have any issues because of the weather. high pressure builds in saturday. it moves off the coast. some colder air moving in late
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saturday and sunday. a storm system goes to the north and brings us a chance of snow showers but this developing low is too far east to be impac impg us. a chance of some light snow showers a light accumulation through at least part of the region for late sunday. we'll keep updated on that. in the meantime, overnight tonight 35 in the city. 32 in most of our suburbs mostly cloudy to partly loud dee with a west wind. tomorrow partly sunny but breezy the sky will be awful pretty but winds gusting to 25 even 30 miles an hour will still put a chill in the air late morning and even into the afternoon. on your seven day forecast from the weather authority groundhog day is thursday. will there be six more weeks of winter? we'll see what phil has to say. turning colder friday and saturday. light snow on sunday. monday it's out of here looking at plenty of sunshine. tuesday back up to 53 degrees. what? and it could even be warmer by next wednesday. certainly doesn't feel like winter. does it, show sean. >> it doesn't at all. especially because the sixers
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have been heating things up. sixers coming off the best month they've had in years. we'll take look back at month that might be considered the turning point for this sixers franchise. plus the flyers back in action after the all star break. they looked anything but refreshed. a sluggish start makes for a rough night in carolina. that's coming up next in sports.
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♪ 32 games left in the flyers season and the guys are right where they want to be. sitting in the final spot of the playoffs that cliche we control our own destiny is true here. guys coming off the all star break but they looked anything but refreshed against the hurricanes. flyers flat out sloppy in this game. first period they couldn't clear the puck right here. and sebastian right there with the cash in for the goal. later, in the first the flyers turn the puck over and right here in the perfect position to get another go. to make it two to zero. hurricanes then in the second on the power play the flyers just hit. a career night. he gets his third goal an hat trick. the flyers lose five to one en ending their three game losing streak. to college hoops temple looking to get back on trick. they lost four out of their last five games. they need to get it rolling right now that starts with
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tulane. owls spreading the ball around right here. look at this nice pass underneath to earnest. he take the contact and finish. temples wins 79-71 improving to 12-11. davidson and st. joe's the hawks struggling to dough fenn this guy. he jump shot and reverse. 31 points and played all 40 minutes. st. joe's loses 75-60. to the nba the sixers have just ended their first month month where they had a good record in the month since 2012 of november. it's been a long time since they played this well. they went 10 and five in the month of january. let's take look back at month that might have rejuvenated the sixers franchise. ♪ >> the foundation is starting to prove dividends. ♪
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>> one of things i'm most proud of with the 10 and five record in the month of january it was done in a lot of different ways. >> for the tie. the sixers win it. >> it's great for us to be able to win that game. we usually lose those times of games. the fact that we held on is great. >> ♪ it was rulely a team month. i thought the contributions from the team was strong. >> we're going to look back at this month what turn it all around. 10 and five all of a sudden a winning tradition even without joel embiid being in the lineup. they're getting wins. everything is turning around. it starts this month. >> love it. >> exciting. >> ben simmons is back too soon. >> remember him. >> oh yeah. >> hopefully. >> we'll see how that goes.
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>> absolutely. ahead at 11:00 the glistening ocean front resort that's been shuddered for years now, and it's going to be closed a little longer. new problem for the former revel casino. owner never saw coming. your wake up weather and seven day forecast in the first five minutes. so much to talk about. remember your mega millions lottery drawing is neck. good luck!
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