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>> what's that smell? the mystery hitting parts of the city and into the suburbs. tonight, we track down where it's coming from. and robbed at gun point on the way to work. septa workers say enough is enough. they're tired of fearing for their lives and now they want protect. >> now fox 29 news at 10:00. we begin tonight with breaking news. a double shooting in south philadelphia. and two, 16-year-olds are dead. thanks for joining us tonight. i'm iain page. >> i'm dawn timmeney. those two boys died at the hospital. our dave schratwieser is live at the scene with the breaking details. dave. >> reporter: dawn, real tragedy here tonight at 12th and ritner in the heart of south philadelphia around 8:30 tonig tonight. gunshots at least three were heard here on the corner. two, 16-year-olds were shot in the chest. they were race to do jefferson hospital by police.
i'll step out of the scene. you can see very active crime seen a half block down here at 12th and ritner. police, homicide detectives, crime scene units still on the scene here. we have some video from skyfox, i believe, we're showing you right now. this was earlier around 8:30 tonight. both boys were raced to jefferson hospital. both were pronounced at the hospital according to police here on the scene. both died from gunshot wound to the chest. we just spoke to chief inspector scott small. here's what he had to say about what led up to the shooting. >> preliminary information they're both shot one time in the chest. now, we're getting information from witnesses that there were two groups of possible juveniles at the intersection of 12th and ritner, possibly some words he can changed. we don't know if it was an argument or just words he can changed. someone pulled a gun, fired shots, we know at least three shots were fired. we found some large caliber spent shell casings right at the intersection of 12th and ritner, and we got some
information from witnesses that two males were last seen running north on 12th street from ritner. we did find some cameras in the area unknown at this time if they recorded anything. >> reporter: now homicide detectives tell me no weapon was recovered on the scene and, again, the suspects fled down 12th street. no car was involved. there was some earlier report that they may have gotten into a car but they fled the area on foot. several witnesss have been taken down to homicide they are giving statements to police at this hour. again, homicide detectives, crime scene investigators still here on the scene at 12th and ritner. real tragedy tonight. two, 16-year-old boys we're told one is a junior a prominent philadelphia private school here in philadelphia. he's the son of a restaurant owner we also understand here in philadelphia. no more information on identification at this point. we'll have much more on this coming up as soon as we learn it. back to you guys. >> all right, dave, thank you. happening not, a wild seen in north philadelphia when a shooting suspect escapes from
police. skyfox over north tenth and west russell where officers say the 19-year-old escaped just before 8:00 tonight. police arrested the suspect after a shooting about an hour earlier in juniata. police say he's about 5-foot eight with several tattoos around his neck and one above his right eye. that is red and says family. if you know anything about this, please call police. parents gathering at coatesville high school tonight demanding answers. they're upset with what they're calling several racist incidents lately. our dave kin which life in coatesville for us tonight. dave? >> reporter: dawn, this was in way continuation of a discussion between parents and school officials over some very tough issues but parents made it clear tonight they still are not satisfied. >> as parent, i came out here to have this meeting and they said five minutes. where they at? >> reporter: members of the coatesville area school bore put on blast after they broke for a private meeting seconds into starting a public meeting taking
on recent incidents of racism that prompted students to leave their classrooms for protests. but students got angry when they say administrators threatened discipline in response. >> they said we would be suspended our football game would be canceled. >> reporter: passionate teens hit the pavement with signs last week after a black baby doll was found hanking from the ceiling in high school locker room. >> when the picture of the doll went around, my head nearly exploded. >> as an african-american student it has made me very uncomfortable. >> reporter: days later pictures circulated online showing what appeared to be students standing behind pumpkins carved with kkk and swastikas. >> if the first incident had been dealt with, the second incident would not have happened. more than likely they would have been scared. >> reporter: at one point tuesday night annie meg al white parent was embraced by a black student as she praised coatesville's diversity.
>> whatever you guys figure out to do about this problem you start in the elementary schools. >> these acts will not define us. racism will not be tolerated in the coatesville area school district. >> reporter: most students and parents who gave school officials an earful feel administrators reactioned to the protests the wrong way. >> these children didn't do anything wrong. they stood for what's right. >> reporter: meantime some activists are calling for diversity program to be implemented in the school district. parents say they will press the board for more action. this is not over yet. back to you. >> all right, dave, thank you. five years that is the sentence for philadelphia's former district attorney. a judge handing seth williams his fate months after he plead guilty to accepting a bribe. our bruce gordon was at the federal courthouse as the judge said some strong words to william. >> reporter: seth williams lawyers went to court tuesday hoping for something less than a
five-year sentence. but when judge paul diamond look disgraced former district attorney in the eye and said you sold yourself to the parasites you surrounded yourself with they knew there would be no leniency. >> no shock. we were prepared for 60 months. there was, um, there was no commission mystery in it that was well within the guidelines and given the fact judge diamond revoke his bail on june29th we expected a six month sentence. >> reporter: williams fall from grace was many months in the making. back in february, he announced he would not seek a third term as district attorney. after failing to report tens of thousands of dollars in gifts from backers and those with business before his office. criminal charges followed, bribery and other crimes. allegations that williams had sold his influence as da to support a lavish lifestyle. he would ultimately plead guilty as part of a deal that ended his trial prematurely. >> shame, shame, shame! >> reporter: in documents filed last week, williams lawyers asked for leniency given
many of the positive accomplishments williams achieved as did it tribute attorney in a statement read by his attorney in court, williams admitted, i have made mistake mistakes of character and judgment. but prosecutors said this was a pattern of greed and dishonesty. >> this was very serious case involving corruption. involving fraud. it's rare that we have not just a public official who is selling his office, but also defrauding private individuals and meetly separate matter. >> williams now awaits assignment to specific federal prison it could be anywhere in the country. he had asked judge diamond to be assigned temporarily to house arrest so he can visit his ailing mother. the outraged judge quickly rejected that request noting that william mother was among those from whom williams stole. in federal courthouse, i'm bruce gordon, fox 29 news. there is a mystery swirling around somerton it has residents baffled. there's a distinct smell around the neighborhood and nobody can figure out what it is.
well, tonight fox 29 may have gotten to the bottom of it all. fox 29's chris o'connell went sniffing around for answers and is live in somerton witness story. chris? >> reporter: that's right, dawn. if you noticed people around somerton walking around this northeast philadelphia neighborhood with their nose in the air, it's a good reason why. it stinks up here. i should say it smells. there's a sweet burning odor at times here up in northeast philadelphia. people cannot figure out what is going on. well it look like we found the answer. >> something stinks in somerton. >> if you live in this area you definitely the smell is a mystery. >> reporter: what is that smell? >> smells like soup to be hone honest. like vegetable. something like cookies or candy or something like that. >> reporter: depending on who you ask you'll get variety of answers. >> it kind of smelled like vanilla kind of smell like bakery.
>> i smell like moved marshmallows or something like somebody is roasting marshmallows somewhere around here. >> reporter: for days our viewers in mer ton have been wondering same thing it started a few days ago. and facebook blew up when someone asked, why does the entire far northeast huntington valley smell like molasses or maybe a sweet spicy smell? one post said the smell was like pancakes and maple syrups. >> hundreds of others chimed in. >> i didn't know to think of it really. just out of the blue smell that came out of nowhere. >> reporter: many think the sweet odor was coming from the demolition of the old nabisco plant that used to make this neighborhood smell like an oreo cookie. but workers told us that's impossible. then a neighbor gave us a clue. >> my only fact would be the jelly factory down there. could it be the jelly factory? it turns out, police think that may be the answer to the mysterious smell. the zentis factory produces ja
jams, jellies and syrups and over the past couple of days, they've been cooking industrial sized vats of fruits and other sweet sauces. which is most likely the reason why somerton smells more like candy land these days. >> what's going on in this neighborhood? >> well, if that's all that's going on, we're pretty lucky. [ laughter ] >> reporter: now both philadelphia police and fire dispatchers actually received calls on this. they assure residents it is nothing to be concerned about. and actually had we came up photographer david and i smelled it for ourselves, dawn. actually didn't smell too bad. >> better than smelling bad, right? >> thanks, chris. >> reporter: that's right. septa drivers targeted on the way to work. robbed at gun point. now workers are scared. they want more protect. get this. a new offer in camden. get trained in the medical field for free. and when you're done, a guaranteed job.
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after a double shooting. police tell us it happened around 8:30 at 12th and ritner streets in south philadelphia. both teen boys were shot in the chest and died at the hospital. right now it's not exactly clear what happened. police say words were exchanged there may have been an argument but there are no arrests. we of course are work to go learn more information be sure to look for any updates on fox29.com and on "good day philadelphia" starting at 4:00 a.m. two septa employees walking to work robbed just days apart. it all could be the same gunman. >> septa workers tell us they're scared. all right dave schratwieser spoke with drivers who say they want protect. just walks up on you, whips out a gun, tells to you get on the ground. >> reporter: for septa bus operators who work out of the comley district in the northea northeast, these are scary times. twice in the last few weeks operators have been robbed at gun point on their way to work here. >> got to scan the area. you see avenger, could be an innocent person walking your w way, but because of recent
activities and the robberies, you skeptical you hesitant. >> reporter: carl greer has been oping a september to bus for 17 years. he also represents septa employees here. he says coming to work is getting very dangerous. >> we're not allowed to carry weapons to defense ourselves. >> reporter: first robbery happened two weeks ago when an operator was approached by a man with black handgun who then stole his phone. friday, a female operator was held up cash was taken. police believe it could be the same suspect. >> he's feeding on us, you know, i think something needs to be done. >> i think the mindset you want to come to work and go home the same way. >> reporter: two weeks ago another septa operator on his way to work was shot during a robbery in strawberry mansion. septa employees say they need better protect. >> transit police, philadelphia police, should patrol this area particularly during the times we come in to work and the time we leave. >> reporter: dave schratwiese schratwieser, fox 29 news. a septa spokesperson says
tonight they are working with philadelphia police to track down the suspect. in the meantime they say patrols have been increased in the area of the comley garage. eight months after vandals hit local jewish cemetery it's now been restore. ba mc february someone broke into mt. carmel cemetery and turn over 275 headstones. volunteers worked for months to repair and clean those headstones. the cemetery received more than a quarter million dollars in donations from thousands worldwide. an exciting day in the city of camden. a new program rolling out offering free education. it's call the cooper health careers initiative the first class actually started today. it offers students job training in medical coding. it is a public and private project helping unemployed young adults with high school diploma or ged. residents in camden can enroll for free. students are guaranteed a job when they graduate.
turning now to a look at your weather authority. as we take live look at wilmington. temperatures are getting chilly out there. meteorologist kathy orr tracking a big cool down. your forecast in 15 seconds. what night. warm temperatures. still a little how mid in some spots an few lingering showers along the coast but those are lifting to the north into parts of north jersey toward new york city. a beautiful night on the parkway still some cars out there this late night hour we're talking about temperatures in the 60s. as your highs in the 70s. right now we have 64 in philadelphia. 56 in allentown. 62 in wilmington and 59 in dover. down the shore temperatures mild as well. the winds becoming a little bit more westerly now as a cold front moves through. the drier air has made it to the
poconos, allentown, pottstown open those windows let this cooler air in. sticky where you see dew points in the 60s the muggy zone the comfort zone is in the 50s where everyone will be tomorrow with deep blue skies. you can see where the cooler air is. the front is moving through with those westerly winds. but the cooler air lags behind that's good for us. cleveland on 48. louisville 47. 49 in atlanta. warmer in philadelphia than it is in raleigh, at land tax memphis, jackson, oklahoma even dallas. that doesn't happen very often. high pressure building in from the great lakes. and moving more to the south than to the east. we get a little more time with some milder or seasonal air. we'll watch the cool down as that chill air penn state ray way down to the deep south it goes into central pa we still stay at least average for the next day and then things bottom out. during the day tomorrow, we'll be seeing high pressure building over us. the winds becoming more northwesterly. bob kelly will be talking about
sun glare and sue serio will be talking about deep blue skies tomorrow. by the afternoon we still see clear skies and temperatures that will be climbing into the 60s. overnight lows in the 40s to the north and west. 50s from philadelphia south and east. and during the day tomorrow, a beautiful day. the high between about 66 and 6. mostly sunny with those west winds becoming northwesterly. on our seven day forecast, temperatures really bottom out on thursday the high 61. then we're back up to 67 friday. mild for your saturday. showers and warm winds for sunday. monday cooler, halloween looks good. the high 61 degrees. so not so bad, kristen, at least we have the sun. got oh to love that. >> i'm probably going to be experience a little bit of fall here in philadelphia. eagles win last night bittersweet for the birds. they got the win but at what cost? hear the team break down what changes they're making to fill key spots next in sports. joseph, i'm steve. how are you?
nice to meet you sir. nice to meet you. how's it going man? the yankees? come on. [ laughing ] look at the smiles and the hard work that the people here are doing. it's like making mini sandwiches. they're no different than anyone else. they just want a job. they want respect and they want dignity. this is a nice place. yeah. he plays basketball with lauren. steve called, fairly frantic. you know, he had a premature baby and i think he had just been given the diagnosis that she had down syndrome. lauren brought out the best in me.
she made me a different person. deep down in his heart he feels for people who are disadvantaged. lauren's a light in everybody eye. she's the spark that has started the fire. the goal is to keep places like this open so all people, regardless of disability, have an opportunity for employment. see, i love you. i love you guys too. you know that. yeah.
♪ big win for the eagles last night. but at a big cost. pro bowl left tackle jason peters linebacker jordan hicks are done for the rest of the season. it's big below fort birds because the list of leaders out for the year just keeps on getting longer and longer. it's tough not having those guys out there on the feel, but doug pederson says he's confident he has the player toss step up and fill those voids. >> i think one of the things that i've talked 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 is not over. >> the flyers in action tonight wrapping up their home stand before heading up north to canada for quick road trip.
let's pick it up in the second against anaheim. nolan patrick right here gets his head slammed against the boards. he goes down. he did not return to the game scary moment there. the flyers. the third period now, ducks up. ryan gets lost. gets the goal right here for the ducks. they would just continue to add from there. flyers fall tonight six-two. short memory. i mean, you know, we got a lot of games left here. obviously this one stings a bit and humbles i was bit. it's our first bad loss as a team this season so i think it's going to show a lot about our team. how we respond. the fall classic start to do night you saw it right here on fox. game one of astros and dodgers. best hitting again the best pitching in the league. clayton kershaw on the mound tonight for la and he was just lights out. seven innings pitched. 11 strike outs. he struck out three straight tonight aft giving up just one
run to the astros. in the sixth now tied at one piece, justin turner goes deep to left center. yeah, he knows it. all of chavez have a 15 knows it. dodgers go up three who've one that's your final score. la takes game one of the world series. >> quick game two. two hours 28 minutes. would what? >> unbelievable. >> it was great. [ laughter ] >> it was hot. close to 100 degrees they wanted to get out of there. >> yeah. >> they were ready to leave after that one. >> yeah. good game, though. >> yeah, it was. >> that will do it for us tonight. thanks for staying up late with us. we're back here at 4:00 a.m. for "good day philadelphia". sue serio and bob kelly have your weather and traffic covered all morning long. thanks for watching. have a great night. (vo) with thousands of quality pre-owned vehicles...
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