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spree in two states. a dangerous fugitive caught in delaware thanks to tips from y you. >> only on fox meet the eighth grader who killed an intruder to save his mom and sister. your news in 30 seconds. ♪ right now a local 14-year-old saves his family intruders break in. >> i have to protect my family. >> this teen doesn't back away from danger.
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>> and breaking to night, a massive manhunt is over. a suspected killer captured after a deadly shooting spree in two states. >> now fox 29 news at 10:00. breaking news, a man wanted for shooting six people across two states is captured after hours on the run. police brought him into custody in newark, delaware. tonight we talk to the people right there as he was arrested. >> thanks for joining us i'm iain page. >> i'm dawn timmeney. lucy is off tonight. scary situation unfolding all day and all night. right now, fox 29 news bringing you team coverage from newark to wilmington, delaware. we begin with our chris o'connell live in wilmington with the very latest. chris. >> reporter: well, dawn, ten hours after police say he opened fire on his maryland workplace, 37-year-old radee prince is in custody tonight after they say
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he killed three people and injured three more in two shootings in two states. tonight, he is in custody being questioned by wilmington police detectives after a day long tense search for a killer. radee prince in handcuffs being he is cored into the wilmington police station after a day long multi state manhunt. >> at 70:00 5:00 p.m. suspect was taken in police custody after a brief foot chase from these three -- three agents from the atf and during the foot chase, our suspect did discard 380 firearm. >> reporter: it all started before 9:00 this morning. edgewood, maryland, when police say prince walked into his workplace advance granite solutions and started shooting at co-workers. three were left dead. two more were injured. >> they were screaming. i could tell something wasn't right. they needed help and they said call 911 shoot someone is shooting next door. >> reporter: prince took off. he drove app hour an 45 minutes
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to wilmington where he we were into this car dealership on northeast boulevard and shot the opener of that business twice. he's expected to survive. investigators say prince knew all of his victims in both locations. >> he knew everyone of the people that he shot. and he had some type of relationship and they knew him. >> reporter: prince's suv was ditched in newark, delaware, earlier tonight. and thanks to a tip from the public, police moved in. 3atf agents from baltimore made the arrest. police wonder why prince george's who had been arrested 42 times and convicted of 15 past felonies was still on the streets. >> if someone will be violent in the community, if there's violent people are causing carnage in the community we got to find way to keep them behind bars. >> reporter: now, prince remains behind bars here tonight at the wilmington police department. his first court appearance will be tomorrow on the shooting and
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at some point he'll be brought to maryland to face murder charges. now, for more on the arrest of radee prince i my colleague dave kinchen joining us live now from newark, delaware. dave? >> reporter: chris, we spoke to neighbors who live near the spot where this all went down. they say they watched the whole case unfold throughout the day through media reports but never thought the manhunt would end in their backyard. >> i'm at a loss for words at the moment. >> reporter: multi state manhunt for the man wanted for three murders in maryland and the shooting of another man in delaware ends in the thorn wood development in newark. stunning residents. >> just shocking, you know, in your hometown to think this is going on especially in my little development, you know. >> reporter: police were called to the area of four seasons parkway and clover mill drive after learning suspect radee prince was believed to be there. what happened next would shake up a whole community. >> i drove home to call my
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friend and my friend she's like i can't talk, i can't talk, i'm two car lengths in front of the guy that they've been looking for. >> our neighbor came in and she said something crazy is going on. we need to get in the house. and then, this all happened a few minutes later. >> i'm in shock because i heard he was in baltimore which my husband just left to go there then i heard he was in wilmington and then up and down 95. so i've been nervous that he's in the area, where is he run to go,. >> reporter: fox 29 cameras rolling as new castle county police drove prince away a woman who says she knows him tells fox 29 she can't believe the allegations of murder. >> that boy had a good up bringing it wasn't like he was a mad man or he was a crazed maniac because he wasn't. >> reporter: newark neighbors are just glad the search is ov over. >> in way it's very thrilling that they got this guy. terrible, terrible news you know. for what he did, you know, to all these people very upsetting. >> reporter: meantime, court records show that prince had been involved in a personal
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injury court case involving the person he shot in delaware but, again, police really digging into find more on a ,2 possible motive. back to you, dawn. >> all right, thank you, dave. fox 29 was right there as the manhunt ended tonight. we broke the news on life tv as he was brought in to custody and zen the news right to your phone. we are following updates tonight throughout the broadcast. breaking news right now. philadelphia police investigating after two teens are shot in the city's west oak lane area. 17-year-old boy shot and killed. police say they got the call around 7:30 tonight. and when they got there they found the teen shot in the head and chest. he was taken to the hospital where he later died. then on etting street police say a 1684 old shot multiple times in the groin he was rushed to a hospital. he is in critical condition right now. police do not have any suspects in either of these cases. to west oak lane now, where a burglar ends up dead after bursting into a full house. the family is now speaking out
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to fox 29 about the traumatic moments that unfolded when they say two strange men turned up inside. a teenaged boy is being credited with saving his family. fox 29's dave schratwieser live at police headquarters with the latest on this one. dave? >> reporter: dawn, family members told me it was complete bedlam inside their home on 65th street just before midnight when those two burglars broke in. they say they were attacking family members when the teenager stepped in to help. >> that's my baby. i love him. >> reporter: candace johnson is the first one to tell you how proud she is of her 14-year-old son quadir after he confronted two burglars inside her home on 65th street tuesday night. >> i thought they had guns. it was just crazy. it was just -- it was like a movie it happened so fast i was so scared. i never been through anything like that in my life. >> i'm saying he's going to kill you. my mom yelling the top of her lungs. >> reporter: it was then he stepped in.
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he quickly tried to get his sister out of the house then came to his mom's rescue. >> i saw them fighting my mom boyfriend i had to establish him. i got the knife and then my sister was froze at the door. i had to get her outside the house. >> reporter: intruder an accomplice fled the house with the kitchen knife hill still in his back. police say he collapsed block away on the front steps of another home the knife still in tack. he was pronounced at the scene. >> he believes he was the man of the house. i'm going to step up and do something. >> reporter: mom site detectives arrived on the scene the suss spec identified as 42-year-old craig jones who police say has 20 prior arrests. police believe the suspects followed johnson's boyfriend home from this neighborhood bar and forced their way into the house looking to rob him. johnson was injured in the melee. >> i was petrified. just like i was just in shock. i just -- that was not even thinking at that point in time. what the hell? >> reporter: what was the main thing in your head at that point. >> i have to protect my familiarly. >> very proud of him. very proud of him.
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very much so. it took guts. i couldn't do it. i couldn't have done it. >> reporter: now, quadir was not injured in the melee. homicide detectives are still investigating but he's not expected to be charged in this case. also looking for a second suspect who got away. iain? >> all right, dave. incredible stuff, thank you. jerry sandusky will not get a new trial on child sex abuse charges. a judge today denied the request from the former penn state assistant football coach. sandusky says he was wrongly convicted for sexually abusing young boys. he argued he had ineffective council the 73-year-old also claimed prosecutors should have disclosed more details about changes in victim's stories. the judge says the bulk of sandusky's claims lacked merit he is serving a 30 to 60 year sentence. a new clue tonight in the search for a driver in a deadly hit-and-run. philadelphia police just released a picture of a gray van they're looking for in connection with the incident. the police say a 57-year-old man
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using a cane was crossing south 67th sunday night when gray van hit him. the van described as dodge caravan or maybe a chrysler town and country. it may have front end damage and a broken windshield. there's a lot of heavy news going on and this is a good one off the charts. eagles defensive end chris long scored big points in the hearts of philly fans he made major announcement at a local charter school. he is donating, get this, the rest of this year's paychecks to pay for children's education. fox 29's shawnette wilson was at the announcement tonight and is live at penn's landing. quite a generous offer. >> reporter: yeah, dawn, listen to this. as you know chris long plays in front of millions right but he says that he is the most nervous talking to high school students. well tonight i would definitely say he had the perfect game plan announcing a $100,000 donation the perfect ice breaker. [ applause ] >> reporter: eagles defensive
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end chris long walked into a room full of about 50 excited teens. but his big score with them has nothing to do with his performance on the field. >> chris is playing the whole season without collecting a paycheck. is that awesome or what? [ applause ] >> reporter: long attend add fall celebration for summer search philadelphia a mentoring organization that works with teens from low income families from tenth grade until they finish college. he came to announce his donation of $100,000 to the summer search education program. two other cities where he's played will also get money from his donated game checks. >> wanteed to something that, n would affect kids that aren't going to get scholarship to private school and not necessarily that's better or worse but, um, everybody needs resources. >> reporter: long started with the motivational speech that left each student with somethi something. >> he said live is short and then you got to be -- be the spark that makes everyone smile. >> he felt like our generation is the one that can change how
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we feel today, what's going on today. like basically that we are the generation that's impacting what's going to happen to our future. >> reporter: sylvia watts mc kenny the executive director says she's thankful long is using his platform and athletic success for good. >> there is no reason why a child in urban america cannot have the same education as a child who lives in more communities where the more prosperous. >> long had a networking session with the kids. they talked to him about their experiences taking trips to nicaragua and costa rica hiking and canoe. >> what we can all agree on for sure that can help our country, it is pouring more into our youth and into equity in education and opportunity in education. >> reporter: so this donation is actually part of a much larger campaign. long is donating to two other cities where he's played before and he's also asking athletes and fans to get on board and donate, because the city that
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raises the most money will actually get an additional $50,000 from long. so go to fox 29.com to find out, dawn, how we can help our philly kids win. this is huge. >> it is huge. i love it. what a story. thanks, shawnette. the nfl commissioner says players should stand for the national anthem. so what now kristen. >> the commissioner says there's no new rule and owners who try to force players to stand roger goodell didn't want to talk about it. >> all right. angry, scared, local parents marching to their kids school. their message, racist incidents are no joke and they're tired of it. kathy, i'm already over these cold mornings. [ laughter ] >> i can't help you there. tomorrow temperatures are going to be in the 40s and get ready. we're going to see the big chill settling in the forecast and this time it's going to stick. i'll have the numbers coming up.
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man is behind bars tonight after police say he robbed a woman at knife point at a newark gas station. scott nichols is facing a long list of charges including robbery. the incident happened back in september. police say surveillance cameras caught nichols walking up to a woman at her car at sunoco station on mouth south main street pointing a knife and demanding money. people in coatesville are upset about what they're calling racist incidents. parents of kids at coatesville high school are not only keeping their kids home but they're also marching to the school. our jeff cole talked with some students and parents. rue. >> reporter: not far from school district grounds protesters urged motorists to blow their horns against racism.
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they say they're outraged over an ugly display depicting the lynching of a black child found in the high school locker room. >> it was disgusting. it was a little girl doll being hung. it was unbearable. >> reporter: school district says the doll hanging from the ceiling which fox 29 will not show was placed there by a member of the cross country te team. later images appeared online of pumpkins carved with kkk and swastikas with what appears to be students in the background. fearing racial tension in the high school, james king kept his son shaheem home wednesday. >> i kept him home because i'm worried about him. i'm worried somebody might do something to him and if he tries to retaliate or defend himself, he'll be a victim. >> honk against racism. >> reporter: the group of about a dozen protesters marched to the schools where 200 students joined them in a loud but ordinarily rally. >> seeing things like this going on it's not us. it's not what we do. this is what we do. we come together as one.
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>> reporter: some parents charged the district has under played the incident and failed to quickly act. the superintendent says they're talking to students about race and investigating the doll incident. >> these acts will not define us. racism will not be tolerated in the coatesville area school district, and we will continue to spend every day and educate students, staff and our community to make sure that we have a school that is inclusive and tolerant of the difference that is we value. >> reporter: the district says it's asked police to determine whether this is a hate crime. cross country runners say it was not. what seems clear is that racial tensions exist here. in coatesville, i'm jeff cole, fox 29 news. upper darby police are getting extra training when it comes to responding to intense racial incidents. a company that trains officers to do just that visiting the department today. teaching the officers emotional intelligence which will help them deal with people in crisis and how to deal with -- and
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deescalate situations. the goal is to build community trust. >> it's important that the officers have all the tools that they can have to deal with the community at large. as i said, we're a melting pot. upper darby is a melting pot and i want to make sure everybody is treated fairly and that the officers are treated fairly. >> upper darby police chose six officers to attend the training. the department is going to then have those officers train the rest of the force. nfl players can continue taking a knee during the national anthem without penalty but the league still believes the athletes should stand. fox 29's kristen rodgers is here. i guess nothing really change. >> iain no policy changes. no clear yes or no either but roger goodell says players should stand for the national anthem. goodell spoke today after league meetings when asked if there would be repercussions from owners who want their teams to stand like jerry jones does with the cowboys, goodell said he quote couldn't deal with hypotheticals.
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for now these meetings are really just continuing the discussion. >> we believe that our players should stand for the national anthem. that's an important part of our game and our moment and we believe in that. i think we also have to keep focus on this. we have about six or seven players that are involved with this protest at this point. and this is something that what we try to do is deal with the underlying issue and understand what it is that they're protesting and try to address that matter. we're not afraid of the tough conversations. that's what we're having with our players. that's what we had yesterday to make sure we understand one another and understand where they're coming from. and i think out of those discussions they understand that the owners and the nfl really do care about their issues and what we can do to make the communities better. >> goodell will meet back with the players again soon to connell to discuss solutions and hopefully step in the right direction. iain, dawn. >> all right, kristen, thanks. some bad news for philly
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sports fans. nfl announcing the 2018 draft will be in texas dallas. the will be at tt and t stadium. that's see them try to stop the art museum staff, 2017 draft true 250,000 fans to philly last spring. >> delaware county wants to be the home of amazon second headquarters. they submitted a proposal to be the new sight for the company. the city of chester joining a number of other towns and cities across the country and right here in our area in the competition. local officials say chester's location between new york city and washington, d.c. is one of many reasons why it's a perfect choice. they say this could transform the entire community. ♪ it's one of the most popular trails in the city but violent attacks along the schuylkill river trail are scaring people away. now, there's a plan to make it safer.
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♪ breaking to night, the manhunt is over. the man wanted for a deadly shooting spree across two states caught in delaware. paulsboro's a very proud community.
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it's been on the decline with the closing of the refineries and there's no jobs in the community. if there's no jobs, there's no education, there's no food on the table. what's important is the children. steve sweeney... he fought for 'em. this is where he's from. steve sweeney's been here since the beginning.
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steve spearheaded the whole project and really brought it to fruition. it would've never been done without steve. it was a pride in building this port and then knowing that we're coming back. a new reward tonight to catch the vandals behind racist graffiti at cabrini university in radnor. the school is now offering $5,000 for any information that leads to arrest and conviction. this comes after radnor police
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notified the university that the evidence could not provide enough certainty for an arrest. this all stems from incidents last month when students found racial slurs on dorm room doors. police are still questioning more people. one of the great jewels of center city is the jogging and biking trail that hugs the schuylkill river but a series of violent attacks and sexual assaults along that trail has a lot of users scared. ton night the latest in series of steps to make things safer is on the agenda. fox 29's bruce gordon has more. >> reporter: on a sunny autumn day the schuylkill river trail through center city is buzzing with activity. but when the sun goes down, these crowds disappear. >> i've been hearing the stories about the kids on the bikes and attacking females. >> reporter: mack i was little nervous. > yes, it does. >> reporter: half dozen attacks over the past two years have spurred city officials to action. first they made the lighting along the trail more reliable. then they installed better mile markers so crime victims could more easily report their
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location. and now crews are installing 21 security cameras along the trail to better keep an eye on things. the price tag $150,000 picked up by the city council president's office and that of district councilman kenyata johnson. >> if you're outside enjoying yourself any public space here in the steve philadelphia that you should feel safe. >> reporter: the cameras will not be monitored in real time. but can quickly be reviewed for evidence of a crime and can be used ahead of any trouble says johnson. >> the police officers can also use the footage in reviewing who's actually hanging out on the trail on day to day basis and if they're up to no good. >> reporter: joggers we talked to had mixed feelings about these extra sets of eyes. >> that's good especially when it gets darker through the winter at night feel a bit safer for female on her own. >> the idea of being filmed all the time, like, i don't know. >> reporter: everybody is watching. >> big brother, you know what i mean? >> reporter: long-term city officials would like to install call boxes along this trail like
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the kind scene on college campuses the idea would be to allow crime victims to report what's happened immediately. and then put those cameras to work. in center city, i'm bruce gordon, fox 29 news. breaking to night, captured the man who sparked a two-state manhunt caught in delaware. chris? >> reporter: very tense day comes to a close with the arrest of an suspected mass shooter. i'm chris o'connell in wilmington. the very latest on a very long day for law enforcement.
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♪ we continue our breaking news coverage tonight of that deadly shooting in maryland. the manhunt is over. the man wanted for shooting six people across two states is in custody in delaware tonight. let's get right out to chris o'connell live in wilmington where that suspect is being questioned. chris? >> reporter: i tell you, iain, a big sigh of relief from law enforcement on the state, local and federal levels tonight after
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a 37-year-old man is in custody tonight. accused of killing three people and shooting three others in two states. 37-year-old radee prince was brought into the wilmington police department tonight after being arrested ten hours after police say he opened fire on his workplace in edgewood, maryland. police say he walked into the advance granite solutions where he worked just before 9:00 this morning, shot five people, three of them dead, two others in critical condition. he then headed north on i-95 where about 99 minutes later, walked into wilmington used car dealership on the 2800 block of northeast avenue. police say he shot the owner there twice. that man survived. we are told prince knew all of his victims. the shootings were not random. and after tips from the public, prince was located in newark, delaware, and arrested. >> at 70:00 5:00 p.m. suspect was taken in police custody
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after a brief foot chase from these three -- three agents from the atf and during the foot chase, our suspect did discard a 380 firearm and which was also been recovered and he was taken into custody with no incident. >> reporter: now radee prince remain behind bars behind me tonight in the wilmington police department being questioned by detectives. most likely he will be seen in court tomorrow for his first court appearance and then most likely headed off to maryland to face murder charges. but the big question is tonight, why? what set this guy off and why he picked his targets? dawn and iain. >> all right, chris, thank you. controversy has not died down over president trump's contact with family members of fallen u.s. service members. the president is firing back against allegations that he was incentive toward a gold star
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family. democratic congresswoman says his call to the widow of sergeant la david johnson was riddled with insults and sarca sarcasm. she said he never said the word hero. president trump is denying making incentive comments. >> didn't say what that congresswoman said. didn't say it at all. she knows it and she now is not saying it. i did not say what she said. and i'd like her to make the statement again. >> sergeant johnson is one of four soldiers killed two weeks nag buy niger killed by isis linked militants in an ambush during an anti terror operation. new tonight arrest is made in a assault and robbery in delaware. we showed you the picture of the suspect on sunday. now police say 19-year-old cameron keyshawn johnson is the one seen here carrying that arrival. prosecutors say he robbed a woman in her 60s at gun point and then sexually assaulted her. the victim was walking to a bus stop in chester near the walnut park apartments when she was attacked last week.
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charges have not yet been announced. local churches are keeping an eye on one another tonight after they say they're being targeted by thieves. parishioners are anxious and concerned. fox 29's joyce evans with more from the holmesburg section of philadelphia. >> they're shiny but they're not worth anything. >> reporter: they pack as much as they could using the church's collection bags. >> they didn't actually get away with them because we found them outside. >> reporter: they didn't get these. >> they tore it apart looking for a few dollars. >> reporter: they caused a lot of damage, clean up and repairs to saint dominic a one hun 60-year-old parish in holmesbu holmesburg. that like many churches can't really afford extra expenses. burglars just hit the parish school last may stealing money and breaking the kids trophies. >> i'm thinking maybe this is where they went in because this lock was snapped. >> reporter: but first church maintenance sup visor joe
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yanelli says. >> tested that window way rock. >> reporter: to make sure no alarm would sound. once inside, joe says the crooks wound their way through the basement cat at a combs, they rivaled through the building. the sanctuary, even the church choir loft. >> i don't know what they were looking for up there, but they were up there. >> reporter: so the thieves were done rummaging and pillaging the church but they just couldn't resist trying one more door. >> when they broke the glass they were able to put their arm inside and open the bolts the alarm went out of. >> reporter: the thieves dropped everything and took off. a few days later -- in down towards that fence there into pennypack park. >> reporter: landscapers stumbled across cases of wine. saint dominic communion wine. >> there would be the wine that you drink -- wine? >> the blood of christ. >> reporter: between the repairs inside the church and security systems being install installed, thieves have set back
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saint dominic tens of thousands dollars of least. still father says pray for them. >> let's pray for these people actually had they get caught, um, before something bad happens. >> reporter: or something worse. in holmesburg, joyce evans "fox 29" news. >> the race for new jersey governor heating up. tonight republican lieutenant governor kim gag danno and democrat phil murphy going head to head in their second and final debate. the candidates clashed on taxes, free college tuition and many other issues they also debated first responder pay. >> the pension plans have been under funded in the christie guadano years by $23 million. >> you see nothing because we have no plan whatsoever phil has no plan whatsoever to fully fund the pension. >> elects new governor on november 7th. >> they look like big plastic tubes, right? except they're not plastic. they're cocaine.
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and police just stopped a huge shipment. and just what is this postal worker doing? he has a package but apparently, well, the front door is just a little too far for him. so, well, he leaves it on the guy's truck. ♪
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we've had enough. kim guadagno isn't the change we need.
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>> these three people are facing charges after police say they found a massive amount of drugs in their homes and we mean massive. police say they found more than $400,000 worth of drugs. the mercer county narcotics task force has charged these three. police say when they searched their homes they found thousands of dollars, marijuana and cocaine. the marijuana alone has street value of more than $400,000. all three men are now facing a handful of drug related charges. check out these ubes police in peru confiscated. they're made from cocaine mixture. the tubes are reportedly made using a ton of cocaine. officials say they were found at a melt metal shipping container on tuesday. but the word mexico on them. implying they may have been heading that way. the u.s. drug enforcement agency
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says peru is the second largest drug producer in the world behind columbia. a navy veteran is pretty upset after he found a package delivered to his home, not dropped at his front door butter instead left in his pickup truck? yup. take look at this video. you can see a mailman dropped the package right on the pack of the truck instead of, yeah, walking it to the front door. the veteran and alvin texas says this is how people's packages wind up getting stolen in the first place. the postal service says it spoke to the manager about the incident and hopefully this won't happen again. meantime n your money tonight, if you live in an apartment, you may be able to get your amazon packages delivered open faster, safe and easier. amazon struck a deal with big landlords to take over the package rooms of some of the country's biggest apartment operators they include avalon bay, equity residential and gray star among others. amazon says it plans to install locker systems in the buildings before the holiday shopping
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season gets underway. a warning tonight. your giant is recalling yogurt. giant food stores says the stoney field strawberry might contain milk not listed on the ingredients label. it has best buy date of novembey it is safe as long as you don't have milk allergy. if you do you can bring it to any giant and get a forlore fun. a time honored skill is now helping put our veterans back to work making and fixing watches. and it is working. kathy not too bad out there tonight. but it's gonna get chilly. >> oh, boy, temperatures are dropping into the 40s tonight. when you wake up that's what you'll be feeling. we have nice warm stretch after that but guess what? the cold is coming and when it does, i think it's going to be here to stay. we'll take look at that coming up with your seven day forecast. eighty-five hundred dollars?!? vanstone auctions?
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spirit of children. it strives to make hospital as little less scary for children and their families. those who served our country setting back time. well, not exactly. but they are fixing your watches. fox 29's bill rohrer shares how some disable vets are find agnew passion after returning home from war. >> reporter: building on sixth street in odessa delaware may not look like much on the outside, but inside it shelters the passion and determination of this country's veterans. anyone who served in the military has the opportunity to become a master watch maker through the veterans watch maker initiative. >> if you come to me and you have one eye and one arm, and you have the passion in you, we can overcome anything and make i was watch maker. ♪ >> reporter: veterans watch making initiative chairman sam cannon mirrored the idea from the joseph billie very school of watch making. program that taught disable veterans returning home from world war ii how to repair
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mechanical watches. the invention of quarts watches eventually caused the school to close in the early '90's. >> from the people i talked to in trying to promote this, they mate may have been buggy lips or wagon wheels. you don't need watch makers. everybody has a cell phone and the truth is there's more need for watch makers today than there was in 1944. because most of them aged out and retired. and the industry just has no one. >> reporter: this is the first group of veterans to complete the initial five and a half week course. their final exam putting together their very own quarts watch. moving along smoothly is john karlo laruso. >> i did four years in the infantry. one combat tour to iraq. >> he signed up format recent core on his 18th birthday. >> 9/11 kicked off i was in the tenth grade and i instantly new as soon as, you know, as soon as
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they -- they said they're going to afghanistan i had to be a part of this. i had to be a part of my generation's war. >> reporter: watch making has given john karlo a new passion since returning home. >> you come back with a little bit of culture shock and that can be, n can be tough and i think a lot of guys have -- they have issues dealing with that and that's one thing that this program does. takes you out of everything and put yourself in this tiny little world. >> show it off today when i go home. [ laughter ] >> yes. >> when you reach down inside of one of these guys and after knowing what they've been through, you turn that light on, you ignite that passion in them, man, that's better than $100,000 year for me. >> reporter: bill rohrer, fox 29 news. >> wow. turning to your weather now with a live look over the ben franklin parkway. things weren't too bad out there today. but it's probably not going to last for long. meteorologist kathy orr with all
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the details. your forecast in just 15 seconds. >> want an evening. i saw lost people outside eating ice cream tonight. that will be the case against tomorrow night with mild temperatures. the city looking very quiet, clear skies, light winds and temperatures that are still pretty comfortable. 58 degrees. winds out of the south at just g to keep it pretty cool overnight with those clear skies. 49 in pottstown. right now allentown 52. 59 in the poconos and 50 in millville. cool tomorrow morning not quite as cold as it's been. look at the eastern half of the nation maybe even two-thirds of the country. looking at clear skies. some clouds to the west but really no major weather throughout the entire u.s. overnight tonight, 49 in philadelphia. 43 in pottstown. 45 in the poconos. 47 in millville and 51 degrees
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in wilmington and in wildwood. this week we're looking at nothing in the way of rain. dry weather right through sund sunday. maybe a chance of rain late monday but it's after that that everything really begins to change. so we have this warm spell. but then the coldest air of the fall season will be moving in by the mid period of next week. a huge pattern change for the end of october and this time i think it's going to really stick. take look at the temperatures. the normal high is 65. monday we'll be at 76. tuesday 69. wednesday 62. by thursday the high only 58. walk outside right now, that's what the high temperature will be by next thursday. so a real big change. so below average temperatures for the whole eastern half of the nation expected through the end of october. as you head toward the northern part of new england they'll be above average. but finally the tables will turn and we'll get back to more of a normal october season. during the day tomorrow, 70s again. 60s in the poconos. a picture perfect day and we'll
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have another during the day on saturday. and on sunday and even monday is looking good. by tuesday, a chance of some showers. we have series of cold fronts coming in reinforcing that cooler air. wednesday the high temperature only 62. and then we go back in the 50s but the next couple of days are perfect tens. if you want to do anything outside, tomorrow, friday, saturday, sunday, picture perfect we have to walk to end alzheimer's in wilmington on saturday looks fantastic. that's a look at at the seven day forecast. kristen trying to keep that rain out for monday night football. >> fingers crossed on that one, kathy. nba season officially and finally underway for the sixers. how they did in their season opener against washington and what it says about this team's potential the rest of the year ahead in sports. ♪
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now with tomorrow's traffic here's bob kelly. good evening, everybody. get ready for some overnight construction. they've been paving the schuylkill. they're going to be working again through the overnight. actually all the way through friday from king of prussia all the way in through conshy. just watch for the uneven pavement and the work crews. also going to be working downtown the westbound side in the tunnels on to 30th street station. they'll be out there until about 5:00 o'clock, and a backup in brooklawn. the construction around the brooklawn circle causing major jams. expect that to last through the morning rush hour. we'll check the jam cams. sue has the forecast. see you right here starting at 4:00. when you're a double-dipping pension-padder
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like steve sweeney, it's important to maintain a certain... lifestyle. that's why sweeney spent over a hundred grand of his campaign funds on high-priced meals and other gifts. we're talking fine cigars, fancy watches, pricey restaurants, and expensive wines - all to charm the type of folks who helped him raise your taxes 145 times. too many in south jersey are struggling. but steve sweeney's looking out for himself, not for us.
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here's what's coming up on fox 29 news at 11:00. a local teen fights off two intruders. his mom and sister in danger. this eighth grader wasn't backing down. fox 29 news at 11:00 is next. >> ♪ enough talk about the sixers season. they finally got to play tonight which meant like markelle fultz and ben simmons saw their first nba minutes. simmons showing a lot of good tonight in the second quart. gets the steel here. he's going to take it the other way finishes with beautiful slam. he had 18 points on the night. right before the break now, joel embiid knocking back that long
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two. he saw 27 minutes of play. so minute restrictions. sixers led by three at the break. the guy who kept the sixers robert covington knocks down the three. cuts washington lead to five. sixers had chances but that pass deflected and jj reddick with a pretty good look. the chance to tie but the three just does not fall. sixers lose the opener 120-115. nfl commissioner roger goodell says players should stand for the national anthem. that was the biggest take away following the league meetings today but not a lot of clarity to that statement. there's no policy change and when asked about repercussions from owners who want their teams to stand like jerry jones does with the cowboys, goodell didn't have anything concrete to say. really today was just about furthering discussions. >> i would tell you unpreceden unprecedented conversations and dialogue going on between our players, between our owners, between our club officials, between the league, and that is a really positive change for us.
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>> some good nfl news tonight eagles defensive end chris long is basically playing for free this season. today he announced he's giving the next ten game checks to organizations that help educate under privileged kids. the world needs more people like you, chris long. the next game for the eagles they're going to face off the redskins for the second time this season. the birds won that season opening matchup on the road. now at home on a monday night, not really like these guys need more of a reason to want to get that season sweep. >> that's probably the one team that, um, the most fun to play against in my opinion because there's so many battles even though we lost some of them i think they're all very close games and the fans are so close to one another that they really hate us and we really don't like them. um, so i think it's -- if i had my number called i'll make the most of my opportunities. >> alcs game five in new york. all tied two games piece. yankees win it five to nothing lead the zero threes three-two.
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game six friday back in houston. >> ooh. >> yankees are incredible run. >> that's great. >> yeah. sixers showing a lot of great potential. they didn't get the win but a lot of young talent that will look real good this season. >> i want to get to game. >> we'll get to in games. that does it for us at 10:00. we'll see you right back here at 11:00. powerball is up next so good luck. paulsboro's a very proud community.
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it's been on the decline with the closing of the refineries and there's no jobs in the community. if there's no jobs, there's no education, there's no food on the table. what's important is the children.
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steve sweeney... he fought for 'em. this is where he's from. steve sweeney's been here since the beginning. steve spearheaded the whole project and really brought it to fruition. it would've never been done without steve. it was a pride in building this port and then knowing that we're coming back.
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