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strong words for seth williams as he handed down his sentence today. let's get right out to fox 29's bruce gordon live in center city with the details. bruce? >> reporter: yeah, it was fascinating legal theater. one-time rising star and local politics and law enforcement sitting in a courtroom in and wiping tears from his eyes as an angry judge scolded him in the harshest of terms. >> seth william legal team got no break. former da5 years in federal prison judge paul diamond described williams as quote high roller whose actions harmed all the citizens of the city. said judge to somber looking williams, you sold yourself to the parasites you surrounded yourself with. >> no shock. we were prepared for 60 months. there was no mystery in it. that was well within the guidelines and given the fact that judge diamond revoke his bail on june29th we expected a
60 month sentence. >> reporter: the scaling rebuke from the judge -- >> i expected that as well. >> reporter: williams implosion was many months in the making back in february announced he will not seek a third term as district attorney. >> my decision to accept gifts and failed to report them brought much embarras embarrass, shame and adverse publicity to me and unfortunately to the office for which i love. >> reporter: criminal charges followed bribery and other crimes allegaions that williams had a effect sold his influence as da to support a lavish lifestyle. he would ultimate and plead guilty in june as part of the deal that ended with trial prematurely. >> shame, shame, shame. >> in documents filed just last week, williams lawyers asked for leniency given quote many of the the positive accomplishments williams achieved as district attorney. in statement, williams apologized to his family, friends and supporters and said "i have made mistakes, mistakes of character and judgment. but prosecutors said these were not mistake but pattern of
deceit and dishonesty. >> mr. williams is a criminal. did he not simply make a mista mistake. he engaged in these crimes continuously over the course of many, many years. targeting different victims. basically anybody he was in a position to exploit. >> reporter: seth williams remains locked up in philadelphia tonight. it could be several weeks before he's assigned to federal prison could be anywhere in the count country. williams and his lawyers had asked the judge to be placed on house arrest while awaiting that assignment so he can visit his ailing mother. the judge almost sputtered while quickly rejecting that request called it outrageous while no noting that among those from whom williams stole to fund that lavish lifestyle was you guessed it his own mother. dawn? >> all right, bruce, thank you. breaking news tonight out of hamilton township, new jersey. skyfox over a tractor trailer crash on route 129 it happened just after 4:00. the tractor trailer veering off the road and into a heavily wooded area. mercer county fire department on
scene and reporting that so far no one has been taken to the hospital. of course we will keep up it dad as we get more information. eagles looked like they are one of the best teams in nfl right. you are what your record says you are. they're sick-one last night's win was bittersweet for the team. our kristen rodgers joins us live at the linc with the team after monday night's big game. kristen. >> reporter: iain, you said it this was a big win for the team, big monday night game, team is feeling good six and one but did it come at a big cost. >> look at the play on which he got hurt. >> see his right knee. >> oh boy. this is a huge loss for the eagles. >> pro bowl left hack are tackle jason peters and linebacker jordan hicks are both out for the season. peters tour his acl and his mcl. hicks ruptured his achilleas. >> those guys joined darrin sproles, chris maragos and caleb sturgess as other stand out eagles lost for the year. of course it's a huge impact not
having these leaders on the field. doug pederson says he's confident he has the players to step up and fill those voids. >> you know i think one of the things that i've talk to about and hopefully you guys have seen it with the team and talking to the players is, it's definitely the next man up, and they rally around the guys that are hurt, number one, support them but at the same time the bigger picture we still have a lot of football left and we still have a game this sunday, and the season not over. >> reporter: and special moment after the game last night. carson wentz had the chance to meet the family of lucas the delaware boy that passed away from cancer who created a special connection with with wentz. wentz still playing with that dutch destroyer bracelet in memory of the boy. feels like he might have brought him some luck in the eagles win over the redskins. it doesn't help when you have a guy that's special like carson wentz and we're coming up with new adjectives to describe him a lot of them coming from his
teammates coming up at 6:00. hear what his teammates are saying about him and some of those new words describe carson wentz. iain. >> kristen, thanks. see you then. let's get on to your fox 29 weather authority now. storms rolling through the area earlier today. here's video from glassboro, new jersey. gusts were up to 45 miles an hour as you can see trees knocked down all over the place m people lost power. here's live look in philadelphia over the ben franklin parkway. all clear here. >> yeah, turn out to be pretty nice day. hopefully you enjoyed it, because things are going to be changing very soon. meteorologist kathy orr joining us now with a first check of your forecast. we had little bit of everything today, kathy. >> dawn and iain, exactly my mood changed from the morning till the afternoon. once that sun came out, it was just like that. take look at the doppler radar. ultimate doppler showing the last eight hours with the rain moving through and you can see through south jersey where we had flashes of lightning some thunderstorms created some problems with damaging winds. here's look at the rainfall totals. not that impressive. pottstown about .70 of an inch,
allentown, atlantic city, wilmington close to half an inch. philadelphia a third and reading only close to two terms of an inch of rain. we needed the rain went got it. more fall color out there. it's about time it's been so warm around here. i don't think we're going to get that brilliant color we typically do. 73 still in philadelphia. so far the high 74. 64 in the poconos. 74 in wilmington and still mild in millville at 74 degrees. but the cold is coming. the rain was a result of a cold front temperatures right now in the 70s by the 7:00 o'clock hour 71. 9:00 o'clock you can see 65. and then temperatures continue to tumble there. 63 degrees by 11:00 o'clock tonight. much cooler air in store. the big chill will be coming over the next couple of days. but between this afternoon and tomorrow morning, a 20-degree drop. get ready, guys. fall is coming. >> all right. kathy. >> 20 degrees. you warn us, thanks. indictment today against two philadelphia political consultants tied to the 2012 re-election campaign of
congressman bob brady. federal prosecutors say kenneth smuckler scene here with david jones were part of a scheme to donate $90,000 to brady's campaign rifle. in exchange for him dropping out of the race. brady has denied any wrongdoing as part of this widening federal probe. former candidate jimmy moore and his campaign aid have already pleaded guilty to their role in this case. the parents of a young woman who was killed while riding in the car of a drunk driver are seeking justice in civil court. ariana pill williams was the passenger in justin rodriguez car last year when he crashed killing her. rodriguez a burlington township police officer at the time was intoxicated according to police. and later plead guilty to vehicular homicide and driving under the influence. ariana' parents knauer filing a civil lawsuit against rodriguez and two establishments. ruby tuesday and brick wall tavern for over serving him that night. rodriguez is currently serving a four-year prison sentence in bridgeton, new jersey. >> no school today for pennwood
middle school after students and police found the body near the school. darby borough officers found a body this morning on 100 block of submit street. the school was closed because of the police investigation. an autopsy is going on now to determine the cause of death. students will be back in school tomorrow morning. fox 29 investigators a doctor whose clinics were raided yesterday by the feds is behind bars for alleged threats made weeks ago. federal agents rolled into several advanced urgent care clinics across pennsylvania monday. it was part of an investigation of open openeds opioid and pill. while that investigation is underway fox 29 investigators has learn the clinic's owner is threatening to shoot federal marshals. jeff cole reports it's not the first time fox 29 has heard this doctor's name. >> reporter: it's a late october afternoon in 2013 and we're inside the offices of advanced urgent care in montville pennsylvania work
owing and tip we're trying to find out if dr. med known as drt for pain pills on our first visit knowing little about his patient. >> after asking our fox 29 worker to rate his pain, touching his back and lifting his legs doctor nick wrote a script for 180 potentially addictive pain pills. we paid 79 bucks for the ten minute visit and left. monday, dr. nick's name resurfaced. >> i've seen a lot of patients come in who claim that they're in pain. they pay a couple hundred dollars and get scripts for oxycodone and percocets. >> you've seen that. >> eiffel seen it while i've been sitting in the waiting room i had conversations with patient. >> we met this patient outside willow grove advanced urgent care. inside federal agents part of a task force battling opioid abuse and pill mills were searching this and several other clinics
in pennsylvania owned by dr. nick. while not charged in the raids he faces big trouble in another case. he's in a city federal lock up without bail for allegedly threatening to kill federal marshals who showed up at one of his clinics last month to serve civil warrants. according to court documents, marshals recorded him by cell phone threatening to pay an n word five grand to put a f word bullet in your head. doctor nick's lawyer tells fox 29 the doctor acted like a hot head in september when provoked by the marshals. he confirmed dr. nick's clinics were raided monday. according to records, dr. nick's medical license has been suspe suspended due to the alleged threats. tonight, his willow grove, montgomeryville and city line philadelphia clinics are closed. sources say law enforcement push on with their opioid
investigation. >> my concern was they were selling drug out of the the facility because typically you won't see doctor's office have lines of people before they're opening, you know. >> reporter: again, dr. nik has not burlington-bristol charged in connection to the raids carried out monday by federal agents. i'm jeff cole, fox 29 news. iain. >> jeff, thanks. one man in the hospital now after someone shot him in the head this morning in kensington. the 27-year-old was shot on the 3100 block of custer street around 10:00 a.m. police took him to temple hospital where he's stable and recovering. we're told there's another seen a few blocks away at f street in and allegheny that was somehow relatrelated to the shooting. so far there have been no arrests. >> police are investigating a body found partially stuffed in trash bag overnight in north philadelphia. authorities making that grim discovery at 1800 block of westmoreland street about 1:00 in the morning. investigators say the woman's body was found with severe face and head trauma along with injuries to her lower torso.
so far they have not identified the woman or named any suspects. how would you feel if you woke up today and your town was named one of the worst in the country? what can you do? move? hank says yeah, right. new program offering free college education for residents in camden, new jersey. the one requirement in exchange for this incredible opportunity.
chain link fence in mid february and push over 275 headstones. volunteers working to repair, reset and clean the headstones. philadelphia mayor kenney getting teary eyed as he toured the cemetery today. >> people seem to have no respect or no decency when it comes to honoring places like this that should be honored, should be sacred, should be quiet, should be peaceful. >> the cemetery received over $280,000 in donations from 3,000 people worldwide to up right and repair those damaged headstones. happening now, some excit eg and impressive news for camden residents. there's a ground hoy breaking new program to educate residents in the medical field for free. cooper health careers initiative offers students job training in medical coding. >> it's a public and private project helping young adults. fox 29's joyce evans live in camden where she spoke with students about the program want it means. joyce? >> reporter: the smiles we saw
today, dawn and iain, i can't even tell you how big they were, but this was a big boost for camden residents who complain that they see little if any benefit from this tremendous boom in housing and building going on around them. well, this group right here says all you need is a high school diploma or ged. you don't even to have a job or you could be one of the students selected from camden county college. >> congratulations. >> it's a scene that typically happens at the completion of a major accomplishment. >> everybody in. >> but these young men and women are just starting out. for a brand new free trainingted program that ends with a guaranteed full-time job at cooper university health care. >> are you proud to be part of the first class? >> i am. i'm actually very excited. >> come on, of course. this is an incredible opportunity for our young people and if our young people can
change their lives, that's going to change the city. i call it a game changer they'll do so much within the health care field. >> i'm hoping to get my master's biology. >> reporter: 21-year-old patrick fin later is looking past that entry level position in medical coding waiting for him and his hope works in camden classmates. >> wow. all the way to what? >> who knows, maybe doctor. >> reporter: why not? >> patrick migrated to the united states from jamaica only six years ago. he's determined to help struggling family members left behind. >> i know growing up that there's a lot of poverty there and also grew up in that poverty so i can't forget where i came from. if they decide it's for them it's our job to make sure they get there. >> reporter: and the sought after age group is 17 to 25 years old. but they're saying they're not going to stick completely to that. if you've got a will, they might find way for you. we have a link for you on our website fox29.com. iain? >> that's a great program.
joyce, thank you. president trump traveled across town to meet with senate republicans on capitol hill after failing in recent months to repeal and replace obamacare, the senators met with the president to discuss the fall legislative agenda that includes passing 2018 budget and attacks reform bill. the looming tax reform bill has been overshadowed by on going public spat between the president and senator bob corker criticized the president calling him untruthful. democrats are calling the republicans tax plan just a way for the rich to get richer. >> theirs way the republicans is avoid raising taxes on good number of middle class families if they're going to clinic to such massive tax cuts for the rich and powerful and still make the numbers work. >> white house press secretary sarah sanders says the average american family had get an additional $4,000 because of the planned tax cuts. with tensions escalatin escn
the korean peninsula president trump is selling in more american military hardware. second aircraft carrier is in the western pacific led by the uss theodore roosevelt. china is key ally in his plan to isolate north korea. but they're at odds with most of their neighbors over military expansion in the south china sea. defense secretary jim mattis is meeting with counterparts in the phil leans trying to coordinate efforts to contain pyongyang. >> what do you if you wake up and find out your hometown just ranked as one of the worst places in the country to live? one website placed two cities in our area in the best of the worst. but our hank flynn says, he's not buying it. ♪ >> there's no activities, there's no programs. there's no events. there's nothing to keep people going. >> reporter: hey it's hank. i'm up in the hilltop neighborhood of wilmington delaware which recently earned the distinction of being name the tenth worst city to live in in the nation.
my take is, what good are lists like that any way and how would the people know? is statistics mainly compilation of poverty, jobs, education, viral violent crime. that last one a wilmington occurs. >> i agree with that only because the crime much the crime rate is horrible. >> reporter: the list is courtesy of 24/7 wall street which publishes lists like these. >> i would have to question the numberses and where they got this information from. >> reporter: terry walls is a wilmington naive. loves his hometown and work with wilmington peacekeepers association they focus on conflict resolution between local kids. >> we ask you to think. think about the things that you could be doing. think about the things you could be losing if you pull that trigger. >> reporter: on the way back to philly i thought i'd hit camden which placed 48th on the list. camden has been at the top of some of these lists for so long that maybe 48th is a good thing. >> welcome to camden, new jers jersey. >> reporter: do you think camden is getting any better? >> no, it's not. camden is not getting any
better. >> reporter: okay. well on south broadway she's got a case but on the waterfront she's wrong. camden has gotten better through shear force of state will an lot of money. shimmering new sixers practice facility, good shows at bb and t bank pavilion even got uss new jersey. i don't care what you say, that's cool. ♪ >> reporter: bottom line cities are neighborhoods and some are better than others when you rank worst cities you sigma ties and miss the millions of great people in those towns. camden and will among ton have problems. that might not translate to mouse clicks and top 50 lists too. i'm hank and that's my take. ♪ a tampa bay community remains on edge. three unexplained murders gaining national attention. and straw strong words from the mayor vowing to fine the killer. >> normal day turns into horror for a california dog owner. the story of one tough pup who survived a fight with an alligator. >> aww.
he's a husband, father, veteran... but most of all, he's a fighter. chris brown has never been afraid to take on the big fights. that's why he stood up to republicans and democrats alike to fight the north jersey casinos and the takeover of atlantic city. chris brown is fighting to protect jobs in our region... a true champion for the working men and women of atlantic county. on november 7th, let's keep him fighting for us. chris brown for state senate, he's on our side.
>> the numbers on the hot competition to host amazon's second u.s. headquarters are out. the online retail giant says a total of 238 cities and regions commit submitted proposals for the new headquarters. amazon kicked off its hunt for a second headquarters in september. the company is promising to bring 50,000 new jobs and spend up to $5 billion. amazon says it will announce its decision sometime next year. so stay tuned. a dog in florida is certainly lucky to be alive after quite a fight with an alligator. this is low her owner let her out of the house but didn't notice the pond behind the property. a few minutes later she saw khloe using her mouth to hold on to a branch. the damage was already done and khloe was hurt badly. fortunately she did survive. she's one tough girl. she did lose her behind leg but otherwise she's happy and healthy. officials in tampa are trying to ease residents concern
over recent string of murders in the city. >> this story is gaining national attention now. the murders of two men and women, arc woman troubling police because investigators say the victims don't have any connections despite all being murdered within the same half mile area. within a time frame of just two weeks. the two men were killed just yards apart. the woman was shot and found days later in a field. tampa's mayor is fired up assuring everyone the killer responsible will be caught. we will hunt this son of a bleep down until we find him. >> someone knows something but they don't realize it. think about that. every time you have these type of incidents, i always thought that person was strange. why the hell didn't you say something? >> police are looking for this guy caught on surveillance video just a short time after the first shooting. they just want to talk to him. they're not yet calling him a suspect. a man on mission providing free haircuts to the homeless but with winter fast approaching
he worried his charity would end. that's until a stranger stepped in. and it's something normally americans only see on extreme game shows. eating bugs. a local college, however, wants to erase the stigma and get us all on board with edible insects. kathy? >> i don't know about that, dawn. i'm not buying that at all. temperatures still in the 70s in philadelphia and along the east coast the cold high pressure building in. chicago only 47 degrees. i know i'm not ready. plus your halloween forecast coming up.
>> we told about this guy before. a man dedicated his time to being free haircuts to the homeless but with winter on the way brendon jones thought he might have to stop his mission of helping other glass that's all changed when a stranger stepped in. bill anderson has the simple act of kindness for goodness sake. ♪ >> haircut for the homeless for free. tollly free. feed them, provide them with clothing, toiletries the whole . >> reporter: by now you've probably heard of brandon jones we first met him nearly a year ago. >> personally, i think i surpassed a thousand haircuts. >> reporter: good work of people like brandon often told but what isn't always shared how many others get involved after the word gets out. >> when i found out, well, i need to be part of that it. >> the new of home haircuts for homeless a basically fully renovated new facility that will offer services to the homeless community. oh, by the way, it was given to
brendon jones free of charge. >> he said, listen, i got a building. i want to you come check it out. he said do you like this place? i said yeah, i like it. >> he tossed me the key and said it's yours. >> reporter: sean johnson and his path from struggle to success it probably deserves its own story at another time. >> i went to school, learn how to cut hair, my mother paid for my license and i'm not going to let my mom down. >> from incarceration to successful owner of tapers barber shop he planned on expanding to another shop he bought and rep know 58ed meeting brendon changed that. he's experienced success and now is more focused on community significance. >> one thing about -- it wasn't about me giving a barbershop. i look at it more as i built something i want to see it keep going and i wanted to see it do great thing. >> reporter: new shop will open in november with set days to exclusively serve the hopeless. and now sean and his commitment
>> here's what you learn. over come the things that you been through. >> reporter: have partnered with brennan who previous hal no idea how he would connell the haircuts throughout the winter. >> i just couldn't to do rely on my faith, fan. god brought me this far. i know he's not going to leave me now. >> reporter: too often ignored homeless population will thankfully continue to see the benefits for goodness sake. i'm bill ant son. >> check on your weather again. taking live look at wilmington, delaware. some early storms rolled in and then out. >> our last warm day before the cold weather moves in. meteorologist kathy orr has a full check of your forecast, brace yourself, in just 15 seconds.
so there's good news and there's bad news about this forecast. what do you guys want first? >> good. >> good news? >> okay. >> okay. the good news is, it's not going to be as cold as you may think. the bad news is, it's those mornings where you're really going to feel it. okay? so it's a little bit of a mixed bag here. we've been very spoiled. you can see some beautiful fall color on the parkway this afternoon. some gusty winds earlier but now those winds have diminish. ultimate doppler shows a few more showers and thunderstorms moving up the coastal planes. so heading toward atlantic city, maybe even the southern part of lbi so a few more showers for you. maybe a rumble of thunder. temperatures still pretty warm. 64 in the poconos. 61 in reading and lancaster. 74 in wilmington and 74 in millville down the shore we do have temperatures that are pretty pleasant in the 70s and the 60s we're still logging at that southerly wind. once that wind changes, that's when the temperatures will be falling. so dew point temperatures that's that amount of humidity in the atmosphere.
lowering as well with drier air moving in for from the north and west still some humidity in millville and wildwood a little sticky in wrightstown when the dew points are in the 60s but 50s right here much drier air and more comfortable. so that's something to look forward to as well. so still 73 in philadelphia. raleigh 71. cleveland 53. 57 in louisville. atlanta only 66 degrees. and look at philadelphia compared to jackson. it's even warmer. dallas the same temperature as philadelphia. so you can see this cooler air out to the west. and here is the core of it through chicago, minneapolis and louisville and this is going to go more toward the south than toward the east. so we're going to catch a little bit of a break here with this cool down. fox future cast shows clearing skies northwesterly winds during the day tomorrow. that's a cooler wind for us. and it will continue right through wednesday with dry conditions low humidity. deep blue skies and temperatures that are more seasonal for this& time year. this is what we have overnight. 40s mainly to the north and west. 55 in philadelphia. not so bad in millville 52.
wildwood and atlantic city at 5. during the day tomorrow, wee bounce back up to about 68 degrees. patchy fog, mostly sunny with a west win at five to ten. and very pretty sunset as well. on your seven day forecast, look at the mornings. cold thursday morning. 47. even friday morning 45. but the afternoons not that bad. thursday the coolest day and then you can see the warmup across the board over the weekend looks nice. some rain and wind on sunday. but strong southerly winds so i do think temperatures will be mild. monday 60 and for halloween a cool morning low of 42. but an afternoon high of 61. and remember once that sun sets, it's going to be chilly for the ghosts and goblins.& more on that at 6:00 o'clock. but in the meantime, guys, this cool down could be a lot worse. >> that's true. >> all right. >> we'll take it, kathy. >> thanks. all right. what would compel to you eat a bug outside, say arc game show or a lot of money on the line? i think most people would pass. >> i agree with that. although hank flynn did it about a year ago. still 80% of the world's
population eats insects and some local prof professors believe it could soon catch on here in the us. st. joseph's university department of food marketing hosted a lecture analyzing the edible insect market. one professor said as the country continues to populate, it's not going to be able to sustain itself off livestock and crops but may need bug nutrients so people that were there they got to including our own photograph shane were able to try out the bugs and no, they weren't alive. >> a couple of mark that is are really adopting the product right now the paleo community since there's limited food options so it's a great alternative protein for them. athletes like the typical cross fit type of athletes big with them. that are interested in sustain ability and eco friendly products as a whole. >> all right. vitale says one of the only instruments holding the industry back is marketing. it's all about marketing and get people around the stigma eating
bugs. >> can't do it. >> all right. new relationship between your commute to work and job satisfaction. what researchers discovered happens with each minute you are in your car. and we've all done it. gone online, self diagnosed when we're sick. but if you do it too much and always fear the worst, you could be kind of dealing with something else.
do you have a long frustrating commute to work? researchers in england say it could be affecting your job satisfaction. the university of the west of england studied the impact of commuting more than 26,000 employees in england over five five-year span. they found that each extra minute of commuting time reduces both job and leisure time satisfaction. ultimately get this the study found adding an additional 20 minutes to your commute per day has the same emotional effect as taking a 19% pay cut. google new flagship smart phone hit by several complaints about the quality of that new screen. the tech giant's pixel 2xl
hasn't been released yet but reviewers have already noticed that burn in when an image kind of like navigation icon settles there and just shows up permanently won't go away the problem tends to effect led displays usually takes a long period of time for that to happen. google is now saying that its investigating the issue which it takes quote very seriousl serio. recognize this guy. that's super mario. so what is he doing on the art museum steps today? >> and each year it seems like stores put out their christmas displays earlier and earlier. one major retailer is putting on the breaks and letting the other holidays run their course first.
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halloween but stores they're already moving on. stores are skipping halloween and thanksgiving altogether and going right no christmas. >> well except one. fox 29's chris o'connell explains. >> reporter: you're probably shopping for christmas, right? >> no. sorry. >> reporter: did you get your christmas shopping done yet. >> sound crazy? >> are you out doing some christmas shopping tonight? >> maybe not. >> look at the calendar then look inside of some of the biggest stores. you too may be confused. >> it's a little weird having christmas stuff out when it's 8. >> still in shorts. there's christmas decorations. >> reporter: mate be nearly 80 e throw pillows inside of peer one imports may throw you off. where it's a virtual christmas wonderland. ♪ >> reporter: it's like the north pole inside the lose store. the not even halloween and the 16-foot ghost and goblins have already been pushed behind the christmas display as soon as you walk through the door. and in wal*mart, the christmas
section is open with aisles and aisles of new ornaments, christmas trees and inflatables already on sale. >> it's too early. it's too early. i have to get in the christmas spirit to do christmas shopping report roar he's not alone. there's one place where halloween is still, well, halloween and christmas can wait until after thanksgiving. target has announce it's curbing the christmas creep. marketing one holiday at a time. >> people are still trying to get cost costumes for halloween and they're already shoving the idea of thanksgiving and christmas in your face. >> reporter: that's wal*mart has the best sales and stuff before black friday. >> reporter: most say they love the idea. target says it's making the move after listening to its custome customers. >> just kind of let people get through one holiday, halloween and then, you know, they can kind of get into christmas. >> reporter: chris o'connell, fox 29 news. >> but when it is time for christmas shopping, target announced it will offer free shipping. it starts in november. the retailer is also rolling out
a service that allows online customers to send friends and family electronic gift boxes. they let customers make changes to items or select entirely different gifts before they sh ship. keeping an eye now on your health. scientists now have a better idea about the genetic causes of breast cancer. team of researchers from 300 institutions around the world combined forces to discover 72 previously unknown gene mutations that lead to the development of breast cancer. they found 65 of the newly identified genetic variants are common among women with breast cancer. the new discoveries add to previous research bringing the total number of known variants associated with the disease to nearly 180. most of us have done it. you go to the internet try and diagnose yourself when you're sick or hurt. well did you know there's a term for those who do it excessively and then always focus on the worst out come? it's called cyber condrey ya. experts worn to you remember not everything you find on the
internet is true. try lipping your s search to reliable sites. >> so looking at the national institutes of health or very prestigious places like m.d. anderson, mat yao yo clinic, institutions that we know are the cutting edge of the science and practice. >> so view your search as a way to determine what kind of doctor you needing to see. not a way to diagnosis and treat your medical symptoms. well certain factors related to pregnancy and delivery may impact a woman's risk of having postpartum depression. that's according to researchers who reviewed the medical records of more than 20,000 women. factor that is appeared to lower the risk of developing postpartum depression included giving birth in the winter or spring, having a baby at full term, and using anesthesia during delivery. findings are scheduled for presentation during the american society of anesthesiologists annual meeting in boston. now checking on your money tonight. amazon got a new way for to you get dinner to the table. the company's app will soon let
you order directly from restaurants starting in november you'll be able to browse participating restaurants with the app, place your order and check out with a store payment information. the restaurant take out service is already available for orders from select tgi friday's. it will expand to restaurants in several states including new jersey and pennsylvania. so you've been thinking about cutting the cord. many americans starting to cut cable packages in favor of streaming services. but with so many options out there, what's the best way to go. fox correspondent breaks it down. ♪ >> reporter: so you want to cut the cord and start streaming. you see a lot more people asking how can i cut the cord? how can i get rid of my extremely expensive cable bill? >> reporter: youtube expanding their live streaming and you can get live tv from direct tv, hewell lou, play station, hbo is available without cable. cbs soon, epsn and disney itself will go streaming in 2019. there's so many options.
yay! there are so many options, yuk, it can be overwhelming figuring out if cutting the cord really cuts costs. >> so let's break it down. first, you need to get the gadgets. >> when it comes to gettin gette gadgets what are we looking from lowest to high rest price range. >> start as low as 29.99. >> ranging in price from about 30 bucks to more than 100. unless you already have the capability in your smart tv there are two types of streaming gadgets you would need. >> a set top box or an hdmi stick. the sticks are the size of u.s. b drives and mug right into your tv. they're cheaper than set top boxes but sometimes they don't have strong as wi-fi signal. >> the way you'll decide which one these streaming devices you'll have to choose will solely depend on what your viewing habits are. >> it's not just about buying the device bots about see wagon streaming devices this did he -- services this device provides. >> absolutely. >> you need to make a list of what you love to watch. check the channels to see which
streaming services carry your showshows. suppose.tv new online resource that can make that easier to use the free sight you click on the channels you want and see which bundle is best. cord cutters save hundreds and there's good chance you can too, but you have to count the costs because don't forget you'll have to pay for internet on top of whatever streaming service you're buying. this savings calculator from slate.com is a great tool to see if you'll safe over cable. you enter what you're currently paying and compare to streaming bundles. >> consultants with the convergence research group released a report called the battle for the american couch potato. they predict that by the end of the year, one in four americans will no longer have traditional cable or satellite tv. but before you join that statistic you better crunch the numbers because streaming doesn't always mean saying. >> i don't know. i'm not sure i'm ready. [ laughter ] >> i do stream some stuff. >> yeah. >> i know it's the future. >> right. >> hard to believe but yeah, i know. all right. how much would you pay for
next couple of days in trailer to promote the new super mario odyssey game which launches on friday exclusively for nintendo switch game system. a sketch of the empire state building drawn by none other than president trump sold at auction for $16,000. take look. the 12 by 9-inch black marker 67 was created for charity auction in florida during the time that the president opened his march rah ago gone estate as a private club back in 1995. the auction says the signed trump piece went for less than $100 the first time it sold. a portion of the proceeds are going to be benefit a national public radio station in connecticut. a colorado detective became paralyzed from the waist down after getting shot in the line of duty. as fox's zora stevenson explains his brothers in blue came together to help him regain some of his independence. >> reporter: fully equipped truck with all the bells and whistles. >> it's nice, yeah. >> hey john, how you doing.
>> high brother good to see you. >> reporter: this is the driver detective dan bright. >> having this outfitter so i can try it myself is complete independence. >> paralyzed from the waist down after shot while on due. what you see here is just the new normal. >> the most i can do is stay positive. >> reporter: when your legs just don't work like they should every new gadget and piece of technology helps more than you know. >> this particular model is a stand up model. >> reporter: detective bright's newest edition doesn't just help. this bad boy -- >> changing everything. >> reporter: gun straps for huhunning. custom color and tracks. this is the best part. for the first time in months detective bright can stand. >> it's nice to actually talk to people eye to eye now kev talking to their belly buttons all the time. i appreciate you guys very much. >> all thanks to his brothers in blue. we're all a brotherhood. >> mifi, brother. >> four different law enforcement foundations came together to raise more than $16,000 needed for chair like this. >> these people are the ones that are amazing much it's not
me. >> all these people coming together. it's beyond words. >> reporter: people who know a thing or two about what bright is going through. >> i was hit and dragged for half a block. i've had 29 surgeries from the head to my toes. the community came out and supported me and my family so much i just wanted to find a way to pay it for. >> reporter: their life's work now includes helping people like detective bright. >> here we go. >> reporter: people who bounce back, enjoy small victories and never give up. >> good way to get all the weeds out of your yard. [ laughter ] >> reporter: even when life knocks them down. >> god bless him. >> absolutely what a terrific story. well fox 29 news at 6:00 starts right now. ♪ eagles fever, carson wentz and the birds shine in front of the nation. >> carson wentz is unbelievable. >> the eagles quarterback still surprising even his teammates. >> gets it off and it's a touchdown. clinics raided across pennsylvania. the doctor who runs them locked
up tonight accused of threatening federal marshals. it turns out fox 29 investigators looked into this guy years ago. ♪ live from center city in philadelphia this is fox 29 news at 6:00. five years in prison that is the sentence handed down to seth williams. philadelphia's former top prosecutor pleaded guilty to taking a bribe. the disgraced former district attorney hearing his fate today. good evening, i'm dawn timmeney. >> i'm iain page. lucy is off tonight. the judge had some strong words for williams as he handed down that sentence. let's get right out to our bruce gordon live in the at the federal courthouse with details tonight. bruce. >> reporter: iain, as district attorney seth williams was used to being the good guy in the courtroom setting but there he was this afternoon the convicted felon. sitting there in drab oversized brown prison t-shirt learning his fate from an angry judge who was not buying what the defendant was selling.
seth williams lawyers came to court hoping for some leniency. it was not to be. before sentencing the disgraced former district attorney five years in federal prison judge paul diamond faced the defendant and summed up williams this way. "you sold yourself to the parasites you surrounded yourself with. "said attorney thomas burke of his client -- >> he has a lot of regrets. he's made some mistakes. he admitted to those mistake, and he is genuinely sorry for those mistake. >> reporter: williams fall from grace began with the revelation that he had accepted tens of thousands of dollars worth of unreported gifts from those doing business with his office. announcing he would not seek a third term in office, he admitted his actions -- >> brought much embarrassment, shame and adverse publicity to me and unfortunately to the office for which i love. >> reporter: criminal charges followed bribery and other crimes allegations that williams had in effect sold his influence as da to support