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children using the ten year-old girl's cell even if to call their mother. >> i threw through my car in park and shut it off and it was sitting in the middle of the street. me and him ran to the kids. that was our concern. >> little girl was talking. she was more concern about her mom and brother making sure he was all right. she kept asking why she was crying. she wanted to know if she was beautiful. i told her she was beautiful. >> reporter: those two eyewitnesses are now being questioned by police. according to police that 20 year-old driver was not at fault here. she may be given a citation but it does not appear that she will be charge at this hour. she has been allowed to leave the scene. we are live from the northeast, diana rocco for cbs-3 "eyewitness news". >> thanks for the update. breaking new developments in the ray rice domestic violence case, a law enforcement source now tells the associated press he sent video that shows rice punching his fiance to the nfl
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executive in april. we are trying to find out if that agency, or the agency the official is with but we do know he told the ap he received a voice mail from someone at the nfl confirming the video had arrived and they had seen it. however, law enforcement official can't confirm if anyone did actually watch the video. now this comes 24 hours after roger goodell told cbs news nora o'donnell that the league was never able to obtain the the video. this official as he wanted the nfl to see it before it could decide on rice's punishment. all this with ray rice puts spotlight squarely on the problem of domestic violence in this country. just hours after the video first aired two hash tags started trending on twitter, one why i stayed, the other why i left. tonight "eyewitness news" anchor pat ciarrocchi takes a closer look at this outpouring of first hand accounts. >> reporter: grain i surveillance from the revel casino elevator has prompted an outpouring, especially from
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those who survived violence at the hand of the loved one. kathleen hess has been there, she walk away from an abusive relationship. >> behind closed doors they are completely different person. they don't show to the world. so it is really hard for other people to understand or even believe you. >> reporter: social media opened a door with the help of writer beverly gooden who created the hash tags why i stayed and why i left. on twitter, hash tags have struck a cord. rachel writes why i stayed, he made me believe it was my fault, in one could help me. i was crazy. he would change. stripped me of all strength and confidence. and then nancy writes why she stayed, because word of wisdom from elders taught to endure, be patient and it will get better. but then it was misty who found courage to leave, after this. when my seven year-old asked me if her husband would treat her, the way daddy treated me. the last straw is different for victims of abuse.
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hess, who works for the philadelphia anti violence partnership, wants women to embrace this. >> no matter what you did to provoke that person to resort to violence, no one, in the world has the right to lay a hand on another human being. >> reporter: janay palmer calls her crisis a family matter and an incident her and her husband ray rice regret every day. that is why i stayed and why i left are trend nothing social media. pat ciarrocchi, cbs-3 "eyewitness news". if you or someone you know is victim of domestic a boot thinks always help available. here's number from the national domestic abuse hot line it is 800-799-safe. it is opened 24 hours a day. also, head to cbs, we have a list of local agencies that can help as well. "eyewitness news" has exclusive video tonight of a train slamming in the suv.
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this happened earlier today in gloucester county, new jersey. when you see the crash it is happened to believe the driver survived. "eyewitness news" reporter walt hunter is in west deptford to show thus video tonight, walt. >> reporter: it happened along the track behind me and when you look at video of that impact you talk to the eyewitnesses here that heard the crash, saw the suv being dragged down the tracks, it is truly amazing that the women behind the wheel survived with what police are saying is non-life threatening injuries. video shows the suv slammed by the freight train at the crown point road crossing, the vehicle pushed along the tracks for 60 yards. >> under the kitchen and heard this big boom, like a pop actually like a pop. >> reporter: fortunately neighbors say following the impact something caused the suv to flip out from underneath the engine sliding on to a nearby street before it was totally crushed by the train which rumbled on for
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another 200 yards before it could be stopped. >> the fire company, they got her in the ambulance in that time. >> reporter: mike raymond and other neighbors who ran to help said they were grateful to see the driver, vehicles only occupant was responsive as she was rescued and rush to the hospital. >> it could have been a whole lot worse, whole lot worse, yeah, that woman was quite fortunate. >> reporter: police now say warning devices were fully operational, when the train, like this one, came to the crossing. >> the flashers there on crown point and river road were activated from what we were told and from what we're gathering she tried to beat the train. extremely fortunate. it could have rolled the car, as of right now she was taken to cooper hospital for her injuries. >> reporter: conrail officials responding to our inquiries, say that all crossing device -- all crossing gate devices were working properly
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at the time, in fact, they say the train was blowing its horn as is standard protocol. there were no injuries to the train crew. live from west deptford i'm walt hunter, cws3 "eyewitness news". >> walt, thank you. to atlantic city now and more than 10,000 people who are now looking for work after five of the cities casino closed, or will do so shortly. "eyewitness news" new jersey reporter cleve bryan was there today as the search for is what next began for a lot of people. >> reporter: eager to land a new job laid off casino workers pour in the atlantic city convention center yesterday, 60 employers on hand with about 1500 open positions. >> i'm optimistic that i will find a job. >> reporter: lisa manic lost a guest services job at revel casino but she believes her skill set should transfer. >> every company has a customer service department and that is where i'm very good in. >> reporter: finding positions with thousands of workers laid off because of casino closings is one of the biggest challenges the new jersey
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department of labor has ever faced. >> this is the largest number in the short period of time that our more permanent , you know, super storm sandy ones companies were repaired and got back opened, the jobs came back. this is, you know more of a challenge as folks will be out of work for longer terms. >> reporter: more than a thousand job seekers took the opportunity to speak with representatives from a broad spectrum of companies. >> personally i feel optimistic. i feel like if i do what i'm supposed to do somebody will hire me. it is no hot that there are any jobs but are you qualified for jobs. >> reporter: with trump entertainment set to close plaza and taj mal had there will be thousands more but employer officials say they plan to have more job fares. in atlantic city, cleve bryan, cbs-3 "eyewitness news". a new poll shows more than half of new jersey residents don't want the state constitution changed to allow casinos outside of atlantic city. according to the stock upon poll 51 # percent said they would oppose that amendment.
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25 percent support that had casino expansion. rest did not express an opinion. a new jersey woman is suing harrah's casino in atlantic city, 26 year-old amy walsh claimed security guard assaulted her two years ago. walsh says that she is still traumatized by the incident caught on surveillance video and she is seeking an unspecified amount in damaging. harrah's released a statement which reads in part, quote we take safety and security of all of our guests and employees very seriously. our security personnel are train to use the least amount of force while insuring they take steps necessary to protect guest, employees and themselves. after much debate philadelphia's mayor michael nutter says he will sign a bill that decriminalizes use and possession of small amounts of marijuana mayor nutter says he is supporting councilman jim kenny's effort to spare young people from getting a criminal record and ruining their lives. under this bill someone caught with less than an ounce of marijuana will face a $25 fine. if people catch someone
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smoking in public, smoking marijuana in public, the penalty would be a hundred dollar fine or nine hours of community services. artist has been chosen to design memorial to victims of the deadly building collapse at 22nd and market in philadelphia. bar fox is an alumni of the pennsylvania academy of the fine arts and university of pennsylvania. her winning design resembles a house with windows for each of the six people killed. there will be a seventh window for those injured. still to come, abc's and one, two, three's. it does not add up for many people at school when it comes to one certain subject. >> math? do americans have it all wrong. i'm carol erickson and we will have that story coming up. in weather we are tracking showers and thunderstorms a line of them, this coming our way during tomorrow evening's rush hour, the impact coming up. with the president preparing to address the nation tonight we will preview his new strategy and report
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from the front lines here in iraq, that is tonight
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don't believe tom corbett's tv ad. the facts speak for themselves. tom corbett cut a billion dollars from our schools. he took an ax to education. twenty-seven thousand educators were laid-off. class sizes increased. and now almost eighty percent of school districts plan to raise property taxes. tom corbett. can't trust him on education. can't trust him to be for us.
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organizers have finalized plans for puerto rican day parade in philadelphia parade will be held, sunday september 28th along ben franklin parkway. this year organizers have said they will continue to crack
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town on unsanctioned post parade activities due to safety concerns. the community is being urge to get involved with the planning of this years event. >> it is important that we utilize this opportunity to work with the police department and our communities stake holders so that we can provide alternative events and events to highlight what is and always a great parade on the parkway. >> 15,000 people are expected to attend the puerto rican day parade. today, it is suicide prevention day and septa is teaming up with montgomery county emergency services to to what they can. signs to let people necessity where help is available were posted at boarding areas of the norristown transportation center. septa says about 50 percent of the fatalities on septa's rail system every year are ruled suicide. police willingboro tonight are investigating theft of ipads from an elementary school. about 12, were believed top been stolen from twin hills elementary school. the theft was reported
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yesterday but it is believed to have occurred sometime over the summer. the the value of those missing ipads, right around $4,800. well, when it comes to math and school sometimes it just does not add up, survey after survey find american kids are behind their peers in other countries when it comes to math. >> there is research that shows we can do better by changing the way we teach the subject but not everyone agrees. our carol erickson tell us why some say the trouble starts with the number 11. >> reporter: math, eye blurring, numbers constant counting all swimming around like a school of fish in your head. every where worldwide little kid learning easy math early to get a jump on the harder stuff later. these second graders at philadelphia's mathematics civic and sciencees charter school, no exception, being taught math, american tried and true method. each number becomes a stick, or a sticky fink are.
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>> sometimes i will use my finger. >> reporter: is there a better way for american children to learn math, say the way they do tonight china and korea top countries on math test. their research shows of all of the numbers, ten rules. make a ten before doing anything else to a math problem and students supposedly catch on faster and better. this teacher disagree. >> when we do our ten's and count by patterns sometimes students get more confused. >> reporter: math charter school founder veronica joyner saw some of the research that blames the english language for america's lower math skills. instead of teachers saying 23, as we say in our country, how about 2103 like they do in the top foreign countries, to emphasize place value. but changing our ways now does not add up to veteran teacher mrs. joyner. >> it would be confusing because students here will have learn it one way and now they are using another way. >> reporter: future, we're counting on you.
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philadelphia, carol erickson, cbs-3 "eyewitness news". so many people probably say ten, 20. i had a trend that added by counting the points on the numbers, so do it with tips somebody she's doing this. >> that old saturday night live i was told there would be no math. i'm glazing over. very bright kids there in carol's piece. >> yes, meteorology there is a lot of math. >> of course. >> know your mattes specially calculus. weather-wise we're talking about a lot of numbers. our numbers will be going up and then they are going to be going down. no matter how you shake it it will be a decent seven day forecast. no ten's in there. take a look outside where we have a pleasant afternoon. thinks view outside our cbs-3 studios, storm scan three brightening skies before sunset. live neighborhood network takes us down the shore where it is a beautiful day in atlantic city. whitefield elementary school in reading where temperature
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is 78 degrees. wind south at 5 miles an hour. a very pleasant afternoon. tomorrow not so pleasant. we have showers and thunderstorms over the midwest and heading toward canada you can see this line. next time we see this comma shaped signature in the radar we will know it is a very powerful storm system. we will see that a lot with sum are time storm systems and also in the winter. the thinks all moving east abe some of these storms severe with the tornado on the ground in ohio, late this afternoon. right now in philadelphia 78. cool in the poconos 69. reading is 77. millville 73 degrees. average high this time of the year is 81. most of our area were very close today so a very normal day across the region. we will watch this front moving from the west with some of the greater dynamics from the storm going to the north close tore low pressure. that is good news. right now we are not expecting anything in the way of severe weather but strong storms. temperatures in the 80's, humid, behind it, dryer and cooler.
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but in the meantime those storms will come through with bad timing during the evening rush. in the wake of this friday looks pleasant with northerly wind and temperatures in the 70's and then another system moves our way to bring us threat of showers on saturday with temperatures in the 70's. we will time this out for you, you can see late this afternoon storms going through canton and cleveland, ohio into erie, pennsylvania. then wye the time they move our way it will be later tomorrow. tomorrow morning in weather issues. even through noon time hour by 3:00 o'clock we will see them through reading, lancaster and allentown and after that getting through philadelphia between 4:00 and 6:00h this computer guidance has a line of storms going through right about 5:00 o'clock and then moves through south jersey by 6:00, 7:00 a few more firing up through 8:00 o'clock and late evening hours the storms are out of the region. here is what we can expect. they will be scattered but strong. gusty winds, the downpours will be very heavy, if you get caught in one of these storms. frequent lightening.
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please ab wear that the time line will be between 4:00 and 8:00 across the the whole region along the i-95 corridor right around that 5:00 o'clock hour. partly cloudy, muggy low of 68. during the day tomorrow afternoon showers and storms lingering in the evening through south jersey. high temperature 86. if you are heading down to watch the boys of summer, during the september game for phillies, first pitch temperature is 75. by ninth inning cooler, sweater weather 70 degrees. on the exclusive eyewitness weather seven day forecast we are looking at a cool down coming our way after tomorrow. temperatures in the 70's. weekend looks good but every other day it seems like we have a chance of a shower, no big storms bug it will be dreary here and there it looks like sunday will be more sunny, more pleasant weekend day but saturday in the so bad just afternoon showers. >> seventy's are wild it looks like. >> indeed. >> kathy, thank you. good have afternoon,
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everyone. just 6:19. rush hour really starting to slow up just a little bit. we can count on your bridges to set us back a tiny bit. we are looking at that coney palmyra bridge which was scheduled, and in the process you can see right now residuals delays on either side of the bridge. take betsy ross as an alternate. we will head over to the jersey side of the ben franklin bridge where you can see jam from that toll plaza westbound over the the city and into the bridge. in addition, with the congestion for rush hour which is typical at this time we have two right lanes completely taken out for ongoing construction. we have no problem overall running out of the city and into new jersey. otherwise travel time, feeling a little bit betterment these were heavy. 422 from 202 into oaks west bun a 12 minute trip there, 23 minutes on the blue route from the schuylkill and 95 heading southbound, stay there we will be right back
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welcome to baltimore, everyone. the big thursday night football debut on cbs-3 is tomorrow night. so we came down a little bit early to show you what happens behind the scenes. what do they have to do, to really effectively move the the super bowl, that is the level of production from week to week. you'll see that coming up tomorrow on cbs-3. and, also, the broadcasters are here, so we had a chance to stop the hall of fame dion sander and hall of famer jb. >> this is the first game of the week. you set the tone for rest of the week. all of your peers, adversaries, everybody gets an opportunity to watch you perform. it is a wonderful thing man, i'm excited to be part of it. >> it is beginning of the week in terms of it starts, the first game. much like monday night, sunday
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night, it is only game on, all of america is watching. >> all right. there is thursday night football 7:30 is pregame show, tune in get ready for thursday night football on cbs-3. lets check on the eagles, they have had a lot of offensive line problems, lot of injuries in the last game so new guy wade smith is an 11 year veteran former pro bowler they brought him into help stabilize thing. moving to fill a, it will be jerome williams against pirates tonight, wish them all of the luck in the world. also with the phillies, chase and jen utley won jamie moyer legend award with the work with the utley foundation. they are a true, giving power couple. from the ravens stadium i'm couple. from the ravens stadium i'm beasley reese with more ne
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one final check of the weather before we go, kathy. >> we are looking at showers and thunderstorms moving our way, you can see them on storm scan three bringing tornadoes to the midwest and tornado on the ground near cleveland that is all moving east ward. for us we are looking at some strong scattered thunderstorms during date tomorrow with frequent downpours, and some gusty wind, frequent lightening, big deal is the timing, and they come during evening rush so it will have greater impact then it would if it was during another part of the day. thanks for watching "eyewitness news" at 6:00. we are back at ten on the cw philly and we're back here at # 1:00. stay tuned for "cbs evening news" tonight, and,
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day tails of the president's address to the nation tonight. >> schieffer: tonight, taking the war against isis into syria. president obama tells the nation his plan for defeating the sunni terrorist group. major garrett has details. scott pelley is in iraq with a survivor of an isis mass execution. >> pelley: when those bullets began to hit you, you must have thought you were dead. >> schieffer: bob orr on the threat of terror 13 years after 9/11. the c.i.a. director warns the red lights are brinking. new questions tonight about when the nfl first saw that video of ray rice assaulting his future wife. a report tonight that it was sent to the league months ago. norah o'donnell has the latest on this spiraling controversy. and wyatt andrews with a memorial to a long-hidden pas