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we begin at 7:00 o'clock this morning with several breaking news stories. four people hurt in a hit and run in the parking lot of the local shopping center. we're live as investigators try to figure out if they were hit on purpose. more breaking news this time in bucks county where a domestic dispute ends in a deadly shooting. a tough day in atlantic city. while shore towns elsewhere celebrate labor day weekend, the the first of three casinos going out of business closes its doors. today is sunday august 31st good morning to you i'm jessica dean at 7:00 o'clock in center city philadelphia here's meteorologist carol erickson with you're witness weather. >> can you believe it is already last day of august. >> unbelievable. >> this summer like every summer, time will start to slow, however, as we all know from last winter. we are looking at an absolutely, kind of a day to
day, you probably wanted to wake up and find full sunshine so their plans can go out without even having to think about the weather. unfortunately in many areas you will be thinking about the weather. you might not have have to deal with anything but you will be thinking about it. we have a few clouds over philadelphia, some areas will be picking up more sunshine then others, some era yas will be getting stronger storms then others so it really is going to be location dependent. atlantic city notice low clouds there, sunnies trying to struggle. you can barely see it off over the ocean. try to do battle with these clouds but not having luck. we have 77 degrees right now in reading and it is another start to the day where, it is a little bit on the glummy side. you can see why we have off to the west we have a system coming up in here, and triggering showers looking through the state college and punxsutawney area but it is moving in our area and, to the daytime hours and holding off until the afternoon.
if we have earlier plans you'll be in better shape. seventy-four in philadelphia. seventy-one trenton. twenty-seven in wilmington. humid too with temperatures this afternoon going to will 88 degrees. we will pick up afternoon shower chances. i want to show you when we're thinking the timing is. this is at 1:00 o'clock still to the west of the poconos. by the the time we get to four and 5:00 o'clock. we are seeing ate approaching philadelphia, and then through allentown and reading areas. by 7:00 o'clock looking at it through south jersey, you will get the idea later you are, farther east, more daylight you will have without dealing with these showers but you will be in them as well as this thing rolls on through. when i come back we will finish out that time line and we will talk about what is likely to come for our monday, weather, jessica. breaking news in the rhawnhurst neighborhood this morning, four people are rush to the hospital after a suv slammed into them and then fleece the scene. this happened in the shopping center on roosevelt boulevard and that is where syma chowdhry picks up the story,
syma? >> reporter: well, jessica, police are still here on the scene, investigating this hit and run that left four people injured. now, this happened around 2:00 in the 8200 block of roosevelt boulevard. thirty lease are on the scene canvassing the area for some clues but right now there is very little information at this time. we do know it took place in front of the wells fargo bank in the acme strip mall. police are looking in the possibility that the victims could have been intentionally targeted. after the four were hit, three were taken to temple university and one to nazareth hospital. we are working to get an update on their conditions. right now police are looking for a black chevy trail blazer or a gmc envoy. about four people have been injured in the hit and run. police are continuing to investigate. with this incident happening in the bank parking lot chances are high that thinks all caught on surveillance cameras. excuse me, surveillance video. crews will likely get a hold of that in hopes of
identifying the suspect. we're live from northeast philadelphia, syma chowdhry for cbs-3 "eyewitness news". also breaking news right now police in lower merion are investigating a home invasion, this happened on the home in the 200 block of edge hill road. police say two men were struck with the hammer several times. no word on their condition or a suspect at this time. domestic dispute overnight in lower bucks county end up, deadly. it happened around 3:30 this morning in the 4,000 block of fey yet drive-in bristol. investigators tell cbs-3 at least one member of the family was shot and died at that scene. police are trying to determine, who pulled the trigger. the the show comes to an end today for show boat casino in atlantic city. the at 4:00 show boat will close for good after more than 27 years. it will also be the revel's last day of normal operations before it shuts down on monday, and tuesday. the trump plaza is set to close on september 16th.
rapper kanye west pulled in quite the the crowd, on the first day of the made in america festival. at least 44,000 people packed ben franklin parkway where there were four stages filled with artists of all different kinds. two day strand gaza cure rate by jay-z has been held annually over the labor day weekend since 2012. >> we've got big names coming. can yah, i cannot wait for that. >> i'm so proud that the city got this festival. it is a great event. >> this year jay-z added a second event in los angeles and kanye west is head lining the concert there today. take a look at the people enjoying performances at the festival in l.a. in addition to kanye, iggy azalea and kendrick lemar will take the stage today. again, third year of the festival, first year for los angeles. for more, head over to cbs philly dot there. while there, check out all of the labor day weekend events and activities.
there are a lot of them. they are happening around the region. hundreds of residents in several surrounding counties say they are smelling a strong odor of gas. peco received more than 900 calls from concerned residents from montgomery, chester and delaware counties. "eyewitness news" reporter matt rivers has this story. >> reporter: you could have smelled gas in a whole bunch of towns in greater philadelphia on saturday. we settled on mount pleasant road in havertown. >> we have lived here 33 years and it is the first time anything like this has ever happen before. >> reporter: that is alex heart, he smells gas in the basement in the morning but thought little of it. but then like all good husbands do he listened to his wife. >> a couple hours later she came in and said, i don't want to, you know, worry you but i think i smell gas in the basement. >> reporter: investigating, he could not figure out where the the smell was coming from but he called peco. when they didn't answer, he reluctantly called 911. >> when the cops and firemen came and said there was nothing in the basement specifically, i stopped worrying. >> reporter: but when the gas
smell left his house. >> a strong smell in our house. >> reporter: it just went right across the street, karen smith lives next door. she saw our live truck and said she smelled gas too. we said called peco. remember how alex could not get through? karen couldn't either. we chatted while she was on hold. >> they have a high volume of calls. >> reporter: in short of real worry the situation had people in havertown concern. does it make you nervous. >> oh, yeah, it does, with the smell of gas in my house. >> reporter: has that happened before. >> a couple years ago we had a gas leak. >> reporter: her thoughts mirrored throughout the area on a cloudy saturday afternoon. peco says they will continue to investigate every call that comes in and they are encouraging people to call if they smell gas. they have opened up a temporary emergency operation center and brought on additional staff members to handle the extra requests. we're in center city, math the math rivers, cbs-3 "eyewitness news". happening today delaware county celebrates a group of championships sluggers. parade kicks off at 4:00 o'clock at the new town
square shopping center. the the broomall newtown 13 to 15 team won the babe ruth world series champion ship on thursday night. week before the press team won the title in their age group as well. big winners there. two national championships, one local baseball program, congratulations to them. developing right now a deadly explosion in france we are getting a first look at video from the scene as rescuers search for missing residents there we will have the latest coming up. also an act of kindness going viral the picture, story behind this picture of the fire fighters mowing a lawn and why it is taking social media by storm. and in the healthwatch how a doctor at a major university is helping patients learn how to fall. speaking of fall, it is just around the corner. we will soak up these last few days of summer. carol has your labor day days of summer. carol has your labor day holiday f caring for you ... just got a little easier. right now, buy one pair of eyeglasses or prescription sunglasses, and get another one free.
developing right now an explosion causes a four story tall building to collapse, this is new video just into the news room from a suburb of paris, france. the blast has left at least one child dead and 11 others injury. officials believe there are more people buried in that ruble. at least 12 people, including five children are still missing. officials think a gas leak led to this blast, you can stay with us for latest on this development. a new look now at the powerful earthquake that shook northern california's wine country. this video was taken from a camera ate train yard. it was one week ago the 6.0
magnitude quarter rocked napa, the strong toes hit the bay area in 25 years no one was killed but more than 200 people were injured. several buildings were also damaged. the european union is giving russia an ultimatum when it comes to action in the ukraine. cbs news correspondent wendy gilette has those details. >> reporter: european union is giving russia an ultimate i am, scale back troops have of ukraine within a week or face tougher economic sanctions. >> we are very close to the point of no return. point of no return is full scale war. >> reporter: nato estimates 1,000 russian troops currently occupy ukraine, but says there are 20,000 more at the border. moscow has denied sending them in only saying that some troops may have entered ukraine by accident. russia has also repeatedly said it is not supplying weapons to remember else. >> we have to address the completely unacceptable situation of having russian
troops on ukrainian soil. >> reporter: members of the european union decline to immediately impose new sanctions. some are worried about the financial implications that sanctions will bring to their countries but there was still plenty of tough talk. >> for russia it is practically in the war against europe. >> reporter: pro russian forces killed and injured several ukraine soldiers on the day as they were passing through a humanitarian corridor, after retreating from a city now controlled by rebels. ukraine's national guard says the soldiers were given the corridor to exit and then were fired upon. ukraine president, is still hoping for a cease-fire, but he meets monday with representatives of the kiev, moscow and the european union. wendy gilette for cbs-3 "eyewitness news". iraq, the pentagon says u.s. military conduct more air strikes and dropped humanitarian aid in the small city there officials say aircraft from australia, france, britain joined the u.s. in the aid drop.
the king of saudi arabia issued a stern warning. king abdula say terrorist groups will attack the united states and europe unless they are faced with the international community. comment come as extremist group isis ceases wide parts of the land across iraq and syria. he did not mention any specific terrorist group by name. in ferguson missouri, three weeks after michael brown's death a rally is held at the scene of his death. participants gathered where the unarmed 18 year-old was shot and killed by a police officer. those who gathered said they are drawing attention to the beginning of the movement. there was a muted police presence at the rally. high was patrol captain ron johnson was seen posing with selfies with a ten ease. it has been all over the social media, but some say one grand fat inner houston took the ice bucket challenge too far. video was posted on facebook showing a man dumping ice water on his ten month-old grandchild. other users who saw it condemned this man for his
actions, the child's parents are furious, everybody i know was pretty much shocked, not a child, that is my child, that is my blood. he is only grand dad. when i saw he did that that is disrespectful. >> so far that grandfather has in the been charged with any crimes but texas department of children and families has been notified about that incident. by performing an ordinary act a fire fighter provides an extraordinary act of kindness. take a look at this photo showing a fire fighter mowing a lawn in bay town, texas. the thing is, this isn't his lawn. six five-year old john mccormack had a heart attack while cutting grass. fire fighters responded and took him to the hospital. then the the crew from engine four returned to the home and finished the job. >> i just cut the the lawn first. >> i could in the believe they took the time to do that. >> they took turns. they also did the back yard. they left a handwritten note saying we felt bad their husband didn't get to finish the yard so we did.
mccormack died two days later and his family says they are thankful for fire fighters and this i am is many act of the kindness. in drought ridden california one sacramento home owner, put out a sign out on the lawn that says brown grass is sexy. his friends loved it so much, he and his sons have started a business, a sign business, they are sharing their idea with the neighborhood and they are cashing in on the concept at the same time. some entrepreneurs there, carol. >> maybe they could say brown grass is healthy for the water supply. >> yes. >> oh, boy. >> it is a problem out there we may be finding some showers later today. we don't have them here now. we have clouds here now. the sunnies struggling, having a fight this morning, but there is some brightening and depending on where you are later today you will be finding mostly cloudy skies, or partly sunny skies, so you might see a few more glimmers of some of this, very welcomed sunshine, welcomed, certainly
on holiday weekend. not that we could not stand a little rain around here but it doesn't to have come with the then are storm or does it? maybe it does. lets see what else we have. we have very blah conditions in the reading area. no sun up there at all. 77 degrees. it is muggy, it is warm for this time of the morning. this is a live look, i think we will to have get used to as we go through the day-to-day. the wind are coming up, out of the south, that is one of the reasons it is getting so humid around here. forty-seven in philadelphia. we have 74 in atlantic city and poconos. wind west southwest and we have a temperature of 68 degrees in the poconos. everyone is mild. we have barely drop. most everyone didn't get lower than 70 degrees overnight and now we're starting to climb up. seventy-four in philadelphia. twenty-seven in millville. fifty-seven in wildwood. and the temperatures will be getting in the upper 80's a. the dew points are high. when you see them at this 70-degree level that is the the oppressive level. that will be continuing, as we
go through, the the day time today and also tomorrow. now these showers are going to becoming here. we've got clouds out here right now and we are in the slight risk category for some severe weather, expect that, especially i-95, north and west, strong wind, heavy rain, thunderstorms, primarily as we move into the afternoon hour. we've got the high pressure here that will be keeping things, warm with the air being pumped up from the south. that is one of the reasons we are looking at the humidity increasing. here's what i want to get to right now and thinks our computer model. lets see if it has made any updates. by 4:00 o'clock this afternoon we are seeing this line coming through and then by 5:00 o'clock it is moving through the allentown area by 6:00 o'clock we're seeing it, and then through 7:00 through philadelphia, starts to move over in south jersey by 8:00 o'clock. 11:00 o'clock we still have showers scattered around. 2:00 a.m. we might as well. again, downpours cannot be ruled out by any of these. by 4:00 o'clock tomorrow afternoon they are scattered around as well. so we're not totally out of
the woods when this one particular system goes on through. then on tuesday, dry during the day but by tuesday night the we could be looking at some more showers coming out of the this thing. so justin to monitor. that as long as you can. we've got nice water temperatures. i think a day where it is an isolated chance of a shower or a thunderstorm at the shore areas. every place else, poconos, philadelphia, you'll see them earlier just because you are closer to where that line is. and 88 degrees today. mostly cloudy, showers, thunderstorms, later on this afternoon and authentic. 72 degrees, tonight with the heavy shower or thunderstorm certainly possible as they come on through. then tomorrow, again, a chance of the showers and thunderstorms, tuesday, by tuesday night, showers and thunderstorms, hot on tuesday, at 92 degrees, it is still warm on wednesday, but it is less humid for the rest of the week. jessica? >> all right, carol, thanks. 7:19. we will take a look at traffic. the here's ann evans in the cbs-3 traffic center good morning, ann. >> reporter: good morning,
guess contact we have an accident to unfortunately tell you about. this is on the schuylkill between vine expressway and 30th street. schuylkill eastbound lanes the right lane is blocked due to this accident. they are in the process of cleaning it up. here is the the accident and here is the delay, right here, wow, so the to the right of your screen, again, this is the schuylkill eastbound between the the vine street expressway and 30th street. the right lane is block due to that accident. you can see up ahead, in the right of your screen. or towards the right of your screen. and so again, a good delay there, this morning. and we're going to move the traffic cam again, to much more quiet, for the the time being, about ben franklin parkway. thinks the site of the the made in america concert. and, of course, everything opens up at 12:00 and everything is closed right now. i mean the concert opens up, and lets people in at noon. the the closures, i'm about to tell you will be in effect, until tuesday. the ben franklin parkway is shut down between logan circle and art museum circle with sell kelly drive between fairmount avenue and art museum circle. king drive is shut down
inbound and outbound between ben franklin parkway and sweet briar drive. spring garden shut down between 20th street and 13th street. and the off ramp is closed on the vine street expressway westbound at the ben franklin mark way for the the made in america concert. also mass transit, watch out for detours around the concert area. that is the the latest from the cbs-3 traffic center, i'm ann evans now jessica, back to you. now up next, carol will answer your pet questions in this weeks ask the vet. >> your pet scratches endlessly but there is something new on the market, supposedly it works. we will find out what it is from doctor jerry geffen on ask the vet.
paws takes in a lot of shelter dogs and adopts them out. they adopt out these animals. this is one i'm sure will have found a fine home by the time you see this. this is fluff. fluff is our model. doctor jerry geffen from boulevard animal hospital. you run a great practice people love you. they just love you on tv. i hear but all the time. i said stop talking about doctor geffen, i just can't stand it anymore. all of those compliments are just enough. >> thank you. >> blood tests, i looked at my dog and thought you look like you are losing weight. i was than the trying to. he just looked more skinny. he had a blood test done, he was fine. he is also almost 12 years old. >> it is fairly common. i expect when patients get older to lose weight. i tell my clients if you go to the nursing home and nine
five-year old person they are usually in the 300-pound. it is normal. you get break down processes. it doesn't mean you are not healthy. you lose weight. a lot of people, humans because they are vertebrae will shrink and lose height and it is completely normal. you can be healthy. it is probably healthy. reason they are living longer is because they are not as heavy. >> if you are concerned get a blood test and would you suggest a full blood panel on every dog and cat when they go for their yearly checkup. >> if cost were not an issue that would be the thing to do. >> it is not too much every year. >> not really, a year is seven years if you figure for a pet. it is a long period of time. sometimes you have to compromise and try to give the best care you can and keeping up with the economy of the client. >> absolutely. >> endless itching, dogs and cats are hit by itching, appiwill is a new medicine. >> it is effective in, stopping i itching. it is not as expensive as the
other drugs and it is not a cortisone medication which means there is no side effect you have to deal with the steroids. it seems to be very safe. very effective. a lot more reasonably priced then some the of the other drugs that work well. >> and more effective because dogs are hit with this, does it stop the underlying reasons or just stops the symptom of scratching. >> it stops, no, they don't itch. it actually stops the itching. they don't feel that and therefore they leave themselves alone. >> new drug that is available midsummer on if not back ordered but again it is called appoquel. okay. dogs, real fast do we have time, dogs with warts. we have barely anytime. what do you do with a dog that is a virus that people could get. >> they are not contagious. if they are annoying the dog or annoying owner they can be removed. a lot of times they can bleed and be in the bad spot like near the eye and things like that. it is purely cosmetic.
leave it alone if it is not bothering you or your pet. >> wharton a dog or a cat. thanks so much for being with us, doctor geffen, same thing. fluff, you are a precious lovely model and angel and we will see you next time. >> love that fluff. coming up in the next half an hour of "eyewitness news" we will go back live to rhawnhurst where four people were hit by a hit and run driver overnight. then a startling revelation it turns out a player on chicago's little league world series team is home less. how a good samaritan is stepping up to the plate to help. also ahead, remember that giant sink hole at the corvette museum. now we necessity whether it will go or stay. carol has your forecast for this unofficial end to summer. "eyewitness news" continues at 7:30.
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>> it won't stop at 74 even this morning. it will go up. we will fine temperatures of 88 degrees and we have shower and thunderstorm chances out there it doesn't look that great as far as sky goes right now. we have a lot of clouds looking at ben franklin bridge from the campbell's feel camera via sky cam three. it is glummy at the shore as well. this is atlantic city. we will head out to ardmore. 72 degrees. i don't find any sun out in that area either. you can see clouds out there, notice to the west, there is a line of some showers, and we could be in line for those showers, here, as well. later on this afternoon. we have 74 degrees in philadelphia right now. everybody in the 70's, dew points, practically match. it is a muggy day. 88 degrees, shore chances really start later this afternoon for much of the area and much of the day will be okay but farther north and west you are the earlier you will be dealing with us. here's our computer model, this says by the time we get to 1:00 we will see more
clouds, particularly philadelphia north and west but you've got some clouds and some sun breaks before these showers start to break out and this is around 5:00 o'clock. notice this line the at 7:00 o'clock through philadelphia, and the way we purchase move through 8:00 o'clock you this south jersey, 11:00 o'clock as well. i will finish this out but general take away is we have a risk of severe, strong storms, particularly i-95 north and west, earlier in the afternoon and then later on tonight we will start to still pick up those showers abe thunderstorms. we will spell it all out again a complicated forecast and that is just ahead, jessica. >> carol, thanks very much. breaking news from northeast philadelphia police are looking for a hit and run driver who plowed through a group of pedestrians in the shopping center parking lot and then just kept going. syma chowdhry picks up the story from the scene, syma. >> reporter: that is right, police are investigating a hit and run after four people are left injured. now it happened in this parking lot around 2:00 o'clock this morning in
the 8200 block of east roosevelt boulevard. there is very little information, right now but we do know that it did take place in front of the wells fargo bank in the acme strip mall. police are looking in the possibility that the victims could have been intentionally targeted. after the four were hit, three were taken to temple youth and one to nazareth hospital. we are working to get an update on their conditions right now. police are looking at, for a black chevy trail blazer or gmc envoy. again four people have been injured in this hit and run. police are continuing to investigate. now with this incident happening, in a bank parking lot chances are high it was all caught on surveillance video and police will hope to get that video, and in hopes of identifying a suspect in this incident. we are live from northeast philadelphia, syma chowdhry for cbs-3 "eyewitness news". >> syma, thank you. breaking news right now police in lower merion are investigating a home invasion that happened in the home in
the 200 block of edge hill road and police say two men were struck with the hammer several times. no word on their condition or their suspect at this time. a domestic dispute overnight in lower bucks county ends with a deadly shooting. this happened around 3:30 this morning in the 4,000 block of fey yet drive-in bristol. investigators tell cbs-3 that at least one member of the family was shot and died at that scene. police are new trying to determine, just who pulled the trigger. the the show ends today for the the show boat casino in atlantic city. at 4:00 o'clock show boat will close for good after more than 27 years. it will also be the the revel's last day of normal operations before it shuts down on monday and tuesday. and the trump plaza is set to close on september 16th. rapper kanye west pullness fans on the first day of the made in america festival. at least 44,000 people pack ben franklin parkway where there were four stages filled with artist from his all groups.
two day extravaganza cure rated by jay-z has been held annually over the the labor kay weekend since 2012. this years jay-z added a second event in los angeles. for more information on the festival head to cbs philly.com. and while there check on you all of the labor day weekend event and activities around the region. hundreds of residents in several pennsylvania counties are saying they are smelling a strong odor of gas. peco received more than 900 calls from concerned residents from montgomery, chester, and delaware counties. one home owner in havertown said he smelled gas in his basement but he thought little about it until his wife pointed it out again. >> a couple of hours later she came in and said that i don't want to, you know, worry you but i think i smell gas in the base: when the cop came and firemen came with his meter and said there was nothing in our basement specifically i stopped worrying. >> a spokesperson for peco tells cbs-3 so far they have not found any problems within their system, they are still trying to determine the source of that odor.
police are working to figure out the cause of a deadly crash in south philadelphia. "eyewitness news" on the scene shortly after it happen, saturday at columbus boulevard and oregon avenue. do you see the car came to reza begins a utility pole on the side of the road. the driver has not yet been identified. philadelphia police also investigating a sus fish us death in hunting park. a man was found in the middle of ninth and wyoming and police say he suffered severe head trauma but could not confirm what actually caused his fatal injury. one person is recovering after this crash involving septa's route 36 trolley bus. this happened around saturday morning at 54th and linberg boulevard. septa says two cars were involve in the accident. they somehow collided with that trolley. no one on board the trolley was injury. the accident is now under investigation. family and friend gathered to remember a local family killed in a hit and run crash, more than a month ago. a memorial cook out was held at charmers park for keisha williams and her three children. police say on july 25th 2
carjacking suspects lost control of the car they were driving and hit the children and their mother who were on the corner selling fruit for their church this weekend's event also honored robert rivers a family friends who were killed in the separate crash last may. fire engulfs a mobile home in north carolina killing all six people inside. eyewitnesses tried to rescue the the residents but the flames were simply just too intense. neighbors say that the victims are a mother and her boyfriend, her son, her son's girlfriend and the girlfriend's two school age children. cause of the fire remains under investigation. police say a nine year-old girl died after being trapped in a collapsing sand cave. this happened in the town of lincoln city. this video shows a group of people and first responders trying to rescue that little girl. police began cpr after being free but she was pronounced dead in the hospital. tony stewart makes his return to the race track today, three weeks after he was involved in a crash that killed a fellow driver. stewart took practice runs at
the the atlanta motor speed way on friday. it was the first time since he has driven professionally since the august 9th, crash that killed kevin ward, junior. that crash is still under investigation. the main attraction at the national corvette a bowling bowling green he kentucky. museum officials voted to fill in a hole that opened up and swallowed eight cars. the number number of visitors actually jumped since the hole opened up but it turns out it would cost a million-dollar more to preserve the hole, then it would to just fill it up. chicago's u.s. little league world champions recently returned home but for one player there was no where to go. jackie robinson west player jayhim beenton and his family are home less. financial issues forced them from their house and they spent time moving between friends and family. a prominent funeral director is paying a year's worth of rent. >> derek rosies a superstar. he doesn't to have worry where he lives. little jayhim and at least for
the next year he will not have have to worry about where he lives. >> it just shows his character, very strong, loyal kid, very tough kid. i think baseball was his getaway. >> his mother says that her income as a care giver was cut in half and his father only has a part-time job. it is a medical break through for a first of its kind heart drug, next up in the cbs-3 healthwatch, experimental drugs doctors are calling a game changer. plus how it could fight heart failure. then carol has your labor day forecast as we take a live look down the shore, stay with us, we will be right back. just by switching to progressive. so you'll be bringing home the bacon in no time. sorry. get a free quote at progressive.com.
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on the healthwatch this morning, a new experimental drug that could save countless people from suffering heart failure. it could likely be one of the biggest advances in cardiac medicine. the drug is an early stage of development and doesn't have a name just yet but studies show it could cut chances of debtor hospitalization, in nearly 20 percent of patients. >> this is one of those results that is very surprising. very important. when i reached out to various cardiologists experts around the country, i got the same type of reactions. wow, this is huge. this is a game changer. >> right now statistics show 6 million americans and 24 million people worldwide suffer from heart failure. also on the healthwatch, slip and falls can be devastating especially for elderly patients.
but inside a chicago laboratory, one doctor is actually encouraging patients to fall. as cbs news correspondent adrian diaz reports, it all to help the the way our body reacts. >> reporter: this stumble was no accident. it was for 81 year-old mary kay's own good. she's within of the hundreds of senior citizens coming to the doctor's lab at the university of illinois/chicago to learn how to fall with lots of help. the seniors who fall here are less likely to slip in the real world. this is mary when she first came four years ago. this is her now. she has learned to stop herself from falling. >> they will be walking, and not feeling anything different, and then the next time they are walking all of a sudden it is like an intentionally step on a banana peel. >> reporter: seniors reported falling half as often have after just two hours of simulated falling. results lasted a year according to doctor pie's
study public in june. the learning happens subconsciously, although cognitive memory tend to diminish in the elderly doctor pie found that his subject's muscle memory is sharp. their body learns to correct for a fall after a few controlled stumbles. >> it is almost like they learn how to move. they know the foot work after they made a mistake. >> reporter: his findings could have a big impact. falling is the leading cause of both fatal and non-fatal injuries among the elderly costing the health care system $30 billion a year. one in three adults, 65 and a older takes a spill at least once a year. >> it is an awful thing to have happen to you and it happens to a lot of us, in our generation i guess. >> you can see he that this right foot instead of swinging through actually, they move back.
that is what is needed to overcome the method of falling. >> doctor pie invite meade to try but increased settings to the highest level. first fall was ugly but second wasn't a as bad. doctor pie hopes that same muscle memory learning can within day be taught to seniors around the world, so they can move forward, with confidence. adrian diaz for cbs news, chicago. carol is with us now. that looked tricky when he strapped her in there. >> weather producer put that story right in front of me but maybe i'm supposed to get a hint from that. >> i have, by the way. >> falling for the weather, yes. >> okay, thanks jessica. i love having you here in the morning. >> happy to do it. >> look at the clouds. if you have plans outside today, you will probably be having to encounter some of
this. depending on where you are, you will see more of this then somewhere else. everybody will be finding some clouds in the sky today. let's head out to another location and you can see center city philadelphia some of the very tops of the buildings starting to get cut off with these very low clouds and we will head out to reading and doesn't look much better. it is continuing to warm up. 78 degrees in reading at this point. um, i know you like to wake up to sunshine today, but instead we have this, this will also becoming in the area, some showers, well off to the west right now but you can see the progression that they will be making and that is why, areas to the west of philadelphia will be the first ones to see that. i'll time that out in a second and let you see what the latest computer thinking is on the timing on that. so you will get an idea how to map up our day. seventy-one in trenton. seventy-two in wilmington. these temperatures stayed up all night long and the humidity is also up. we've got the wind coming from the south primarily. they're not strong but they could be getting very gusty later on today if you see
these thunderstorms, coming up, but right now it is an air mass that is rising up from the south, and then that is increasing the humidity levels. we are in the slight risk category, for some severe weather today, notice the area shaded in yellow. everybody could see a thunderstorm but the the areas that are shaded in the yellow these are the the areas where if you see one, it could be stronger, then maybe your neighbor's to the south and the east, for strong wind, heavy rain and thunderstorms, i-95 corridor to the north and to the west, as we move into the i have noon. if you haven't looked up just yet, look upright now because i want to show you the timing and the clock. thinks at 8:00 o'clock this morning. this is so far has started off on a pretty decent note. we will bring these clouds in here all day long and then this is 4:00 o'clock in the afternoon. you can see some showers, are scattered around, and then by the time we will get to 5:00 o'clock we're looking at other showers and they are out through the lehigh valley, reading, lancaster. by 7:00 o'clock this computer model says that we will start to see them through philadelphia, and we will see them move ever so slowly east.
by 9:00 o'clock they are in south jersey and much of the shore area during the daylight hours, it would probably just be an isolated shower if you even see that but it is later tonight we will start to pick them up. this is at 11:00 tonight. millville are you picking up heavier rain showers. by 3:00 a.m. are we looking at some of them through south jersey or scattered around and then again, tomorrow afternoon, are we looking at scattered, showers and then maybe even a thunderstorm, it is even tearily possible. remember any of these storms that they come on through can bring a brief heavy downpours, by tomorrow, we're looking at clouds, and sun, showers, thunderstorms. tuesday most of the day is okay. but then by tuesday night we will start to pick up chances of showers and thunderstorms again. we have a low risk of rip current but the life guard is your best friend on a beach. so go there. these ocean water temperatures in the 70's, very conducive to wanting to get into the water today. the air temperature just about the same, if you are in philadelphia, 88. shower or thunderstorm later on this have afternoon. at the shore, maybe much later
on, 83. in the poconos 78 degrees. clouds and a shower and or thunder storm earlier then anywhere else. eighty-eight. nil we will drop down to 27 degrees with showers and or then are storms. then by the time we will get to tomorrow we will still have a chance of showers and thunderstorms more widely spread. tuesday a hot day, dry most of the day but another shower or thunderstorm late in the day. on tuesday and then teat should get rid of the humidity but we are still well in the 80's starting on wednesday, jessica. 7:49. time to check roads and highways and for that we will go to ann evans in the cbs-3 traffic center. >> good morning, guess contact we are looking at ben franklin bridge. the westbound lanes heading in to philadelphia is to the left of your screen. they are blocked. two lanes closed westbound and that is due to construction. and, of course, we have no delays now but as morning goes on and volume picks up delays will happen. eastbound heading in to new jersey going to the shore in
delays or problems. ben franklin bridge eastbound looks good so does walt whitman bridge n problems on the 42 freeway or 55. volume building on the ac expressway and garden state parkway a popular day for labor day to head to the beach. we will move the traffic cam to the vine street expressway and this is vine street expressway westbound right at ben franklin parkway, looking to the top right of your screen that is off ramp to the vine expressway. that is closed for made in america concert continuing today, now other closures from the concert include ben franklin parkway, kelly drive, martin luther king drive and spring garden street. moving the the traffic cam one more time and this is i-95, right here at the airport. no delays or problems on the this portion of the i-95 or i-95 through philadelphia and suburbs looks good as well. and that is the latest from the cbs-3 traffic center, i'm ann evans now jessica, back to you. ann, thank you. works of the heart sculped in the sand, we will show you
the world's best artists coming up next. then in sports eagles make some tough choices, leslie van arsdal has more from the players cut from the roster. but first a look what is on cbs-3 tonight. male awhen you hike, bike, the drive or paddleland, along our civil war trails driving and walking tours with plenty of stops to enjoy along the way. learn more at visitmaryland.org. land of discovery.
birds released 19 players yesterday with a few surprises. long rumored release of kicker alex henry happen. eagle will go with codey parkey who was perfect thursday night against the the jets with two, 50-yard field goals. also released demaris johnson who played in 27 games and had a good preseason. matthew talk her split time between practice squad and active roster last year. also henry josey gets cut after finishing second in rushing for nfl, with 225 yards. eagles general manager howie roseman spoke about the cuts at the novacare complex. >> as you get berth and improve the talent level it gets harder. we have had some tough cuts but as coach goes through what he is looking for in each position and what he is looking for in backups some of those things become clear to us. >> michael sam, first openly gay athlete, drafted by the nfl, was cut the by the rams yesterday as the the team trimmed its the roster. jeff fischer says it was a a football decision. he still has a chance to make
a practice squad or get pick up by another team. penn state opening up the season yesterday in dublin, ireland against the university of central florida. first game under new head coach james franklin. pregame ceremonies, at the the park classic in dublin with many loyal penn state fans there is there the coach hoping for a good start to the year. first quarter, christian hackenberg goes deep today shawn hamilton. this is a 44-yard connection. they later scored to go up seven to nothing. we will head to the third quarter and this time it is hackenberg again, finding geno lewis, wide opened, somehow, it takes three guys. this is a 79-yard score and penn state, will take a 20-ten lead. ucf making this game close. nittany lions needed this 36-yard field goal to win this one and james franklin gets win number one at penn state 26-24 the final. an early start to the game did not bother the penn state
faithful, who started college football season in style. penn state alumni association held a watch party at the field house in center city. nothing like a tailgate party at 8:30 in the morning. phillies continue their three game series with the met in new york. phillies, they won three of their last 14 match ups with the mets. phillies able to get on the board first thanks to the birthday boy marlon bird bird, who turned 37 years old yesterday. he hits this solo h3me run in the fifth inning. his 25th of the year for a career high and the phillies are up one to nothing. then in the sixth phillies opened up the flood gates, ryan howard sing tolls right field, ben reveer and jimmy rollins come around to score and that would make it three to nothing. not done yet. still in the sixth brown sing tolls right, chase utley comes around to score. phillies scored five runs in the sixth to win this 17-two. that is all for sports, i'm leslie van arsdal, have a great the day. professional sand sculptors gathered in san diego for an annual competition. take a look at their amazing sculptures here.
they created sculptures using just water and sand all for a shot to win a $60,000 grand prize and some serious bragging rights. for spectators it is a chance to enjoy art and some perfect beach weather. that is it for "eyewitness news" at 7:00 here's is what coming up at 8:00. four people are in the hospital after being run down in the parking lot of a local shopping center. we are live with the latest on the search for a driver who fled the scene. also ahead, getting you ready in the event of a hurricane how you can get yourself, prepared long before the storm hits. and some rain could be on the way today, carol will be here with your sunday forecast up next.
we continue to follow breaking news this morning on cbs-3. four people are hurt after a hit and run in the parking lot of a local shopping center. police are looking into whether that driver intentionally ran these people down also breaking news a case of domestic violence end in the shooting in bucks county and this morning one person is dead. a somber mood down the shore today first of three casinos shuts its doors for good in atlantic city. good morning, this is sunday august 31st i'm jessica dean. it is 8:00 o'clock in center city philadelphia here is meteorologist carol erickson with eyewitness weather. >> hi carol. >> welcome aboard. we are looking at very mild temperatures, as you knew from walking in this morning. temperatures in the 70's then and they are climbing up through the 70's new. humidity is out there some clouds are out there. later on some showers and thunderstorms will be out there. we have a shot of the ben franklin bridge. notice cloudyki