tv Eyewitness News at 11 CBS June 17, 2014 2:07am-2:38am EDT
♪ >> from the cbs broadcast center in philadelphia this is cbs-3 "eyewitness news". >> now at 11:00 teenager is targeted shot inside this car and police believe the violence may be connected to a bicycle. good evening, i'm chris may. >> i'm jessica dean. >> "eyewitness news" reporter elizabeth hur is live outside the children's hospital of philadelphia where that teen is being treat to do night. liz?
>> reporter: jessica, police say the 13 year old is here at the hospital in stable condition after being shot in his arm and leg. tonight we talked to his neighbors and they tell us this is a kid who stays out of trouble. in fact police say for some reason, this 13 year old was shot today over a bike that was actually stolen from him. tense moments in south philadelphia. >> it was crazy and i was scar scared. >> tina black son and neighbors watching and wondering why police, fire and paramedics swarmed their block on mountain vote. >> i did peek out the window and i saw the swat team. i was like oh jesus. >> reporter: it all began with shooting around the corner at 20th and morris. this is where police say a male gunman and his complies walked up to the passenger side of a car, stopped in traffic. words were exchanged. then at least eight shots fired. striking a 13 year old boy
twice. the shooting witnessed police say by an undercover detective in the area for an unrelated case. that detective told police he saw the two suspects run into this home on mountain street. >> after we got no response, from yelling at the bull horn and knocking on doors, swat made entry into the property. it turns out there was no one inside the property. >> reporter: police say they did, however, recover two weapons. the 13 year old in the meantime we are told was in the car with his stepfather who drove him to his home in the 2,000 block of hamburger street. the 13 year old according to police had fallen victim twice in two days. >> not only was his bike stolen yesterday, today he was shot. so we're going to investigate as to what occurred and why somebody felt the need to shoot this 13 year old boy. >> reporter: there you have i it. police say at this time they believe the shooting today is somehow connected to the bike that was stolen from the victim.
as for the suspects, they are still out there. but police say they are right now questioning the owner of that barricaded home. right now calling him a person of interest. that is the very latest from here live in university city, i'm elizabeth hur cbs-3 "eyewitness news". >> elizabeth, thank you very much. >> one person is dead. 16 others in critical condition when twin tornadoes sweep through nebraska. look at this dramatic video tape that captured those twin twisters carving a path of destruction in stanton county northwest of the omaha. more than half a of of the town of pilger has reportedly been wiped out. they're assessing the damage and the governor of nebraska declared a state of emergency. >> and this is just an "eyewitness news". it shows the damage left behind by the twisters. you can see it is extensive and horrifying. many are being told to stay it way from this area so that first responders can do their jobs. our meteorologist kathy orr is here now with more on how these
unusual twin tornadoes came to be. kathy? chris, during the evolution live cycle of a tornado it is not that rare to see it changing and evolving and having more than one vortices or funnel. two tornadoes touching down and creating significant damage. when you look at the picture it is amazing see this captured. eerily similar to the 1965 twin or sister tornadoes taken from indiana. this was a palm sunday outbreak that included these twin or sister tornadoes and you're going to be hearing a lot of comparisons between these two storms. this particular outbreak back in 1965 was the third worst or deadliest ever in the nation's history and we hope that is not going to be the same for the outbreak out in the midwest right now. locally, we're looking at some showers be thunderstorms as very strong cell heading toward leesport.
reading berks county seeing a few flashes of lightning as we well. 40 miles an hour gusts with this and also some heavy downpours but by the time it makes it into philadelphia i think it will be a few spotty showers a little bit later tonight. coming up the 90s are back and with the heat and humidity, the storms will return. we'll talk about which has the best chance of seeing those with the seven day forecast. chris. >> kathy thank you very much. bears in the burbs. tonight all eyes on two bears that have been covering a lot of ground in south jersey. the latest sightings have come from mt. laurel and evesham and they follow similar reports last week from winslow and waterford townships in camden county. "eyewitness news" reporter diana rocco is live for us tonight in mt. laurel. diana? >> reporter: chris, there were at least three bare sights in mt. laurel today and this is one of the same bears that was believed to be in evesham over the weekend. tonight wildlife officials say they don't think these bears are dangerous or aggressive. they may just be looking for food but they are warning
residents to keep their distan distance. numerous black bear sightings in south jersey has neighbors keeping a close eye on the backyards. >> he was just right behind the trees right over here and i watched him cut through the ya yard, and looked like he was going after one of the bird feeders. >> reporter: he took this video of their unexpected 300-pound guest as he walked through their evesham yard on saturday. >> he was actually standing over like just next to the garage and then he was kind of working his way through the bushes over here around to my yard. you don't always see a bear coming through the woods in your own backyard. pretty cool. >> it was shocking. >> reporter: police believe it was the same bear spotted this morning in mt. laurel near church and mt. laurel roads. causing a authorities to notify school officials. then again around denner time another siting near hainesport and hartford roads. >> the bear population is increasing in the state. we'll see this activity more often. >> reporter: bears have now been spotted in 21 new jersey counties. officials say the harsh winter hurt their food supply as their
natural habitat keeps shrinking they will start popping up in unexpected places. >> we kind of like it as long as he keeps his distance and we keep our distance. yeah. >> i keep the pets indoors, too. >> reporter: kelly's out for night walk notice trash cans in the neighborhood weren't out on garbage night. neighbors are all taking precautions and now they're theiring they'll keep theirs in, too. >> i'm more worried about the deer than i am the bears. >> reporter: so this second bear was believed to be spotted in winslow township just last week. state gaming officials are not actively looking for these bears because they don't seem to be that aggressive or harmful to people, but they are warning everyone in this area not to approach the bears if you see them to keep an eye out and the trash and to absolutely never feed the bears. we're live in mt. laurel tonig tonight, diana rocco cbs-3 "eyewitness news". >> did not feed the bear. all right. diana, thank you very much. well, chopper three over a building collapse in north philadelphia tonight. this the 2200 block of deli street. no one was injured here.
but five people have been displaced. we're told they're now being assisted by the red cross. happening now, delays on interstate 95 a new traffic pattern is taking shape to make way for more construction. chopper three is live over 95 between girard and allegheny. penndot is shifting the lanes of traffic on the northbound side starring tonight and that means painting new lane markings on the road. look at that traffic. this is the first step before construction kicks into high gear. crews will rebuild on expand the roadway between girard and al began knee. a similar lane shift in the southbound lan lanes is scheduld next monday. >> update tonight on the condition of comedian tracy morgan. it's some good news. a representative for the star says morgan has been upgraded to fair condition. the rep morgan's personal is even starting to come back. morgan's assistant jeff malia has been upgraded to fair condition. crash on the new jersey turnpike back on june 7th killed comedian james mcnair and
injured morgan 13 other. >> violent unprovoked attack on helpless man and the suspects who did it posted the video on facebook. you see one of the teens walk up to the man and punch him in the face. this attack happened at the aronimink trolley stop in upper darby. the 58 year old victim is nearly knocked off bench there. police say four teens planned that attack. then ran away laughing. >> now to the latest on the crisis in iraq. tonight there's wore the u.s. is deploying several hundred troops in the country as baghdad struggles to repel a sunny insurgency against the shiite led government. president obama notified congress that up to 275 troops could be sent to iraq to provide security for u.s. personnel and the american embassy in baghdad. this is sunni militants known as isis took control of another city. >> we would encourage iran to push the iraqis to address problems in a non-sectarian way. >> more u.s. ships are arriving
in the region including the uss mesa verde carrying 500 marines it's joining the hw bush. >> it was a family reunion. >> tonight two brothers, separated by thousands of miles are together again. but their journey is not over. they're about to head on another trip to be recognized for their service to country. "eyewitness news" reporter todd quinones was there tonight. >> reporter: it was a surprise heroes welcome for a world war ii veteran who doesn't think he's a hero at all. >> hero thing, i'm sorry, i can't buy that. good heroes are, they're buried. >> in 1944, louis, who grew up in south philadelphia but now lives outside of los angeles, served with the third army in france and germany. his older brother hang who lives in ridley park served in green land during the war. monday the brothers were back together together for what likely ab once in lifetime trip.
they're heading to the ward war two -- -- world war ii memorial in washington, d.c. on saturday. >> i've never seen it. i've always wanted. >> honor flight bring veterans from across the country to see the war memorials. >> a lot of these veterans haven't been there. they don't have the financial means or they don't have the -- the physical means to get there. >> reporter: southwest airlines flew lewis out for free just to make sure their brothers could see the memorials togeth together. >> i told mort this morning, they must have came from heaven. all i can say is thanks. and it was very thoughtful of all of you to be doing something like this. >> reporter: the brothers will be among someone 57 mostly local veterans who will be bussed down to the memorials this weekend. reporting from philadelphia international airport, todd quinones cbs-3 "eyewitness new news". >> they have certainly end that trip. there are more problems for general motors to night and
these could affect you. another massive recall. millions of vehicles involved and this has to do with keys. we'll have that information for you next. >> plus -- >> we teach these kids to dial 911 if there's an emergency. yet we produce phone systems that won't let you. >> this man's daughter was murdered in a hotel room while her nine year old desperately tried to reach 911 but couldn't. why the call did not go through and how many hotels might have the same problem? what you need to ask when you check in this summer. that's coming up. kathy. >> we're tracking some strong thunderstorms on storm scan3. one moving through berks county. another one lehigh county making it into northern bucks. we'll talk about what to expect tonight and also the summer sizzle. that's moving in. >> talk about hot, kathy, mount aetna is at it again. we'll have the video when "eyewitness news" continues. ♪
>> back on "eyewitness news" now with spectacular video of mount aetna in action. you can see hot lava and ash spewing from what is you're rope's most active volcano. mountant is located on the east coast of sicily. the eruptions pose no danger to residents but did cause the local airport to divert flights. >> there's a massive search underway for three missing seminarian students. israeli defense forces are going door to door looking for those teens one of them holds dual israeli american citizenship. these three students were hitchhiking home from school on thursday when they were reportedly abducted by hamas. israeli troops have rounded up dozens of senior hamas leaders as a result. >> gm is recalling more than 3 million additional cars due to ignition switch troubles. the affected vehicles made between 2000 sand and 2014. the problem, similar to a deadly defect in several other gm vehicles, including the chevrolet cobalt. now, when bumped or jar the
ignition switch can suddenly move from run to accessory or off and that can stall the car without warning. it also disables seive tee systems like air bags. this time gm plans to replace keys to rectify the problem. for complete list of those affected vehicles, check out commodore barry philly.com. a warning tonight for the summer travel season. imagine the panic of a fire or emergency dialing 911 and hearing nothing. grieving family says that happened to their granddaughter in a hotel room. and they say a simple fix hotel phone systems might have saved her mother' life. >> dial 911. >> those the words nine year old texas girl expected to hear when she dialed 911 from inside this hoe physical in december. >> she tried four times. >> she said instead of an emergency operator, she got static. >> she told us she did what she was supposed to do. and it didn't work. >> what the girl did not know the hotel's phone system
requires a 91st to reach an outside line. her grandfather says no one taught her that. >> i felt guilty then i got mad. >> reporter: henry hunt's daughter kerry hun died in the hoe physical. kerry's estranged husband locked her in bathroom away from her children then stabbed her to death while her nine year old dialed fruit lesley. >> we teach these kids to dial 911 if there's an emergency. yet we produce phone systems that won't let you. >> reporter: this is not an uncommon problem. a hotel industry group says in more than half the franchise hotels it heard from, a guest cannot dial 911 directly from their room phone. >> it's worse among independent hotels. 68%. >> horrific. horrific numbers. >> reporter: mark fletcher of phone system supplier of via has do you meaned potentially confusing hotel phones nationwide. emergency, dial 55. in another hotel dial 55555. in another, call the operator. or press a separate emergency
button altogether. fletcher says most of these confusing phone systems need reprogramming. >> how expensive of a problem is this to fix? >> that's built in. so what's the cost? it doesn't cost anything. or it's the cost of a service technician to come out for couple of minutes to turn oh and feature. that's what's been done at hundreds of hotels since hunt's murder. the greater philadelphia hotel association says from center city hotels you can dial 911. >> we as a hotel community need to make sure that if a guest wants to call 911, that it's not -- there's no confusion whatsoever. roar report the hunts started an online petition signed by more than 450,000 people for kerry's law. requires all hotel once to have direct 911 service. could kerry's law have made a difference. >> if he had heard a siren 10 seconds later would he have ran? >> nose? some municipalities are moving forward with their own laws much the american hotel and lodging sex says it's making
direct 911 a priority for all hotels. >> we suffered through a long winter. waiting for things to warm up and kathy they have finally warmed up. just like that. >> yup. it's been a cool spring. relatively speaking. but it's been okay. i think our gardens and lawns have benefited and now it's time to get into that sultry summer heat that we are so familiar with across the delaware valley this time of year. take look outside. that humidity is on its way up but it's a pretty mild night. still good sleeping weather. center city philadelphia looking good tonight from the campbell's side. campbell's feed, of course, home of the river sharks in camden. down the shore, the boards are not that busy but they were earlier today. and it's going to be warm down the shore the neck couple of days as well. but get ready the sea breezes are still going to be around. on storm scan3 we have a strong thunderstorm with 40 miles an hour gusts heading toward reading berks county and another cell over the lehigh county that will make it into northern buc
bucks. i stl think though by the time it makes it towards philadelphia they will be some spotty showers. out to the west where we have the twin tornadoes earl until nebraska this outbreak continues to move eastward. we're seeing it in places like minneapolis, even iowa right now, you can see that bow echo forming signifying whipped damage and a hook echo right there as you head into wisconsin signifying rotation and thunderstorm and potential tornado. here are all the funnel cloud and tornado reports and this goes to go to continue unfortunately through wises were over the course of the overnight hours. so additional damage expected overnight which is very scary obviously after a night has fallen right now locally temperatures in the 70s in the poconos still 72 millville 72. warm from north to south. look at washington still holding oh ton 82 degrees. state college a rain cooled 69. high pressure dominates our weather and we're almost like in a summer like pattern with heat and humidity. 90 for tuesday. 90'ss for wednesday. even warmer getting close to the
record on wednesday and then this front swings through some scattered and storms possible wednesday and thursday. somewhat thirty two cooler in the 80s but really not seeing a break from the heat and humidity until the end of the week. that seems to be the trend over the past couple of weekends. isolated thunderstorm possible. the low temperature 62. mainly to the north and west of philadelphia overnight. tuesday mostly sunny. hot and humid. here's a look at the numbers to beat. the reporter high for tomorrow 98. not going to beat that could come close to 96 for wednesday. and as we look ahead on the exclusive "eyewitness weather" seven day forecast and shore cast 80s thursday. friday dry. a few scattered showers over the weekend. monday looks great the high 84. that's look at your "eyewitness weather" forecast. we'll be back with lesley and
ryan had you ward at the dish liking this pitch fly ball to centerfield goes over the wall. for his 12th homer of the season the phils take the lead. cole hamels with another stellar performance. seven shut out innings giving up five hits and struck out since. era this month is 0.30. to the ninth jonathan pap pell been looking for the safe. simmons with the fly ball that will drop in for hit. that will score run to tie the game. papelbon with his first blown safe since april 5th right now in the 12th this time tied up at one. baseball hall of famer tony gwynn love his battle with cancer today at the age of 54. he won eight batting titles and got his first career hit again the phillies. tony played his entire 20 seasons with the padres and finished with 3,141 hits. he had a 338 batting average and is considered one of the game's greatest hitters. his son tony, jr., plays for the phillies. >> first game for team usa at the world cup they took on gha ghana. the team that had eliminated them in the last two tournaments
and did not take long for team u.s. a a to get on the scoreboard. clint democracy scored this 32 seconds into into that game. fastest goal by an american ever in the tournament. tied up in the 86th minute. usa with the corner kick gives them the lead. brooks becomes the first substitute to score for the united states. usa wins it two to one. the fans here in fill are are happy. >> it was a great game. clint democracy, tim had you ward all those guys and brooks they played awesome. >> and we're looking to see another win against portugal. >> bad news forward jeez is he al toy door may not be available for the game on sunday he strained his left hamstring in the first half and he'll be evaluated tomorrow. andrew wiggins had a private work out at the sixers pcom facility today when it was over he went out with sixers center nerlins noel ton night he had dinner with gm sam hinkie the 19 year old forward averaged 17 points a game in his only year with kansas sixers the third and
>> breaking news right now chopper three is live over wilmington, delaware, where a two alarm fire in a building there has led to a collapse. this is at fear 09 maryland avenue. we're told two people have been taken to the hospital. no word right now on their conditions. one person is currently unaccounted for. the cause of the fire is unclear. we'll continue to keep updated both here on tv and also at cbsphilly.com. >> the legacy of a fallen philadelphia police officer lives on through a scholarship fund in his honor. >> "eyewitness news" at the seventh annual chuck cassidy scholarship fund awards dinner tonight the children you see here of police officers were selected for scholarships. they'll be attending either saint hubert catholic high school for girls where officer cassidys daughters attended for father judge high school.
>> thank you for watching "eyewitness news" at 11:00 o'clock. "eyewitness news" returns in the morning at 4:30 with erika von tiehl and nicole brewer. for lesley, kathy and everyone here at "eyewitness news" i'm chris may. >> i'm jessica dean. you can always find us at cbsphilly.com. the late she with david letterman is next with tonight's guest susan sarandon. have a good night. we'll see you tomorrow. have a good night. we'll see you tomorrow. ♪ >> announcer: the following is a paid presentation for the nutribullet brought to you by nutribullet llc. special tv offer. stay tuned to find out how you can get the nutribullet superfood nutrition extractor free! that's right. get the complete nutribullet system free! details just ahead. >> my muscle aches, my back aches really started to decrease significantly in one week. >> first night that i actually used the nutribullet, i actually slept really well. that was exciting. that was phenomenal. >> the bad cholesterol which was