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in philadelphia this is cbs-3 "eyewitness news". >> happening now at 11:00 o'clock, a fierce storm batters bermuda. hurricane gonzalo torturing the island late into this evening. new night, a close call for two state troopers. a frightening ordeal caught on camera. now the search for hit-and-run driver. >> but first brand new information tonight about the first texas nurse to be diagnosed with ebola. doctors have downgraded the condition of nina pham. good evening, i'm chris may. >> i'm natasha brown in for jessica. right now, at 11:00 o'clock, doctors downgraded 19 at a pham's condition. they dropped her from good condition to fair but say she is resting comfortably. also, tonight researcher at the national institutes of health where pham is being treated say they are working feverishly on a possible ebola vaccine. and today president obama named ron klain former chief of staff to vice-presidents joe biden and al gore to serve as ebola czar.
as for the cruise ship carrying dallas health care worker being monitored for signs of ebola it's heading back to texas. that ship was refused permission to dock in cozumel, mexico. officials all across the delaware valley they want the public to know they are prepared for e bella. this as we learn another philadelphia hospital could soon be on the front line to fight the virus. the hospital of the university of pennsylvania will care for medical workers who contract ebola while working in west africa. the hospital has conduct the refresher training and says it is able to safely and effectively isolate suspected cases. >> pennsylvania currently does not have any positive cases of ebola report roar urging callie and trying to aula fear they're appearing to pennsylvania residents assuring them steps are in place much this the heels of news that three people from northwestern pennsylvania were on the frontier airlines flight on monday from columbus to dallas that carried nurse amber vincent who has ebola.
>> at this point in time they are showing in symptoms. in addition to having daily calls with those residents, we will be continuing to have them self monitor. >> reporter: governor corbett says three unidentified pennsylvanians are still in texas and have been told by the cdc not to travel for 21 days. the governor was planked by state health officials during a press briefing. secretary of state high cal wolf reiterating that the ebola risk to the general public is very low but preparations for potential cases are on-going. >> what we're doing now is evaluating ought of our procedures to determine if there are any gaps or elements that may need to be changed based on the news from texas. >> from governor could be to mayor nutter the mayor tried to quell fears among city residen residents. protective gear is being upgraded in case the threat of ebola reaches within the boundaries of philadelphia. >> the best we can do is to be as best prepared as we can with nothing going on at the moment.
>> and new at 11:00, liberian community is uniting to raise money to help fight ebola. "eyewitness news" at african cultural center in southwest philadelphia, as about two dozen or so people learned about the philadelphia foundation new liberia e bowl will row left fund. money raised will be used to provide medical supplies in the hardest hit areas of liberia. >> one image we associate with the fight against ebola is that of the hazmat suit. did you know that protective chemical suits made right here in our area. are being used in american hospitals and by aid workers in africa? well today it got a chance to try one on and i will show you how effective they can be in just about 10 minutes. well happening right now monster storm is battering a tiny island. hurricane gonzalo hit bermuda late tonight. this nighttime video just in to "eyewitness news". it shows the storm that is expected to batter that island for several hours. meteorologist kathy orr has more
on gonzalo's rage. >> this is amazing. this storm at one point about 500 miles wide and you can see it right here on our satellite view a very compact eye passing right over the island of bermu bermuda. we have amazing saturday satellite pictures you can see the wide expanse of this category four storm. at one point. now a category two. this is the view from space. also, some pictures from a little bit earlier this evening when it was daylight and you can see the storm surge beginning to move in and these destructive waves on top of that surge which could have been as high as 10 feet. we are expecting some significant coastal flooding as a result. now, this storm system continues to move toward the north northeast. right now, the eye of the storm is moving toward the north and we are seeing the southern part of the eye wall move right over bermuda. this right here. x marks the spot so all of that convection. the thunderstorm, right here will be passing over. so this is the second part of
the storm. right now maximum sustained winds with this hurricane at 110 miles an hour. it is moving north northeast at 16 miles an hour. it is a category two storm. and even at this speed and this strength it will continue to batter the island of bermuda for the next several hours as chris mentioned by 8:00 o'clock tomorrow morning it will be right about there and by 8:00 o'clock tomorrow night still a category one hurricane even though it is off the coast of nova scotia over cooler waters this is one poe at the present time storm. that is the very latest on hurricane gonzalo. i'll be back with more on our local weather coming up. >> see you then, kathy. new at 11:00 o'clock tonight search is on for hit-and-run driver who sideswiped a nurse state police cruiser in monmouth county. this is dam cash video that shows that close call for two troopers. they were conducting a vehicle stop on i-95 in upper freehold last saturday when a light colored jeep whizzed by and hit the drive's side of that vehicle. good news the troopers were not
injured. new at 11:00 a corrections officer is murdered inside her south philadelphia home stabbed in the back several times. as police pursue a suspect, todd quinones talked with her distraught family. >> my sister was loving, and she didn't deserve what she did to her. whoever did it, turn yours in. let my sister be rest in peace and let the family rest in peace. please! >> reporter: the sister and other family members of correctional officer frieda denny met outside her home friday night. it's here inside denny's southwest philadelphia home on the 2500 block of south 63rd street her brother found her body. 50 year old was stabbed multiple times in the back. >> i just want them to be caught whoever did it because he was -- he was a bum that establish her in the back report roar her family became suspicious after correct al officer failed to show up at work in the morning at the philadelphia department of corrections university avenue facility. denny was a correctional officer for more than 20 years according to her family, and investigators
tell me they are looking into the possibility her killer may have known her. there were no signs of forced entry into the home and sources indicate acquaintance of depth knee's was pulled over for a traffic stop while driving her suv in south philadelphia wednesday night. they say the man was given ticket for driving without a license and her vehicle was um pounded by police. but at that time denny was not reported missing and the man was allowed to walk away. denny is survived by a daughter and her two grandchildren. >> we just want justice. that's all we want. just justice. >> reporter: late friday night the president of the union which oversees the city correctional officers released this statement saying "the law enforcement community mourns a beloved officer. correctional officer lot tee frieda denny was a deer and wonderful friend and a great co-worker. she will be missed by all of the employees of the philadelphia prisons system and the entire membership of the afscme local 159 ". as of right now, no suspects
have been arrested. reporting from police headquarters, in center city, todd quinones cbs-3 "eyewitness news". >> police questioned and released two women in connection with a road rage incident that involved a schoolbus full of children. detectives may have located the suv that block the bus during yesterday's attack at the boulevard and levick. eyewitnesses say a passenger got out and sprayed mace at the bus. while another woman used a bat to break the window of the bus. a 1584 old student suffer cuts. so far no arrests have been ma made. >> also trooper alex douglas left the hospital with a police escort on thursday. and was taken to a rehab facility. he's been hospitalized since the september 12th ambush at the state police barracks in upstate pennsylvania. despite sightings and evidence discoveries suspect eric frein continues to allude police. trooper brian dixon was killed in that attack.
>> police want to know if the driver of this tractor trailer was under the influence at the time when he said down norristown streets blew through red lights and even trashed into parked cars. an officer gave chase and fired at the driver fearing for the lives of folk on the streets. the 26 year old driver was shot in the arm and taken to the hospital in handcuffs. >> atlantic city's trump taj mahal wins big in court as a judge voids a contract with a big union. federal bankruptcy court judge made that decision today an agreeing local 54 of the unite union. they have call the move unfair and they're vowing to fight but casino officials say this move makes it possible for the taj to stay open. pope francis with a bold move. one that is certainly making history. we'll tell was will soon happen at sistine chapel. >> kathy. >> we're looking ahead to a major cool down across the delaware valley as a matter of fact, it is coming this weekend and it will be the coolest air
yet. we'll take look at those numbers coming up. >> president obama's credit card rejected while dining out with the first lady. so who came to his aid with a card that worked? >> and then it is the friday football frenzy. beasley reece with some of the best action in our area including a matchup between two powerhouses from delaware.
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>> embarrassing moment for the president and first lady while dining at a new york cafe. president obama says that his credit card was declined. it turns out consumer financial protection bureau suspected fraud because he doesn't use this card enough. the first lady pulled out her credit card and that one was accepted. >> most people never get a chance to see the sistine chapel let a lone attend a party. pope francis has reportedly agreed to allow porsche to hold a concert inside the famed chapel as part of a corporate tour of rome. proceeds will benefit the needy. the vatican down played the report explaining that the chapel can never be rented because it's not a commercial location. >> for many weeks now, we have watched health care workers in
hazardous material suits tend to go ebola patients both here in the us and also in africa. some of those suits are made right here in the delaware valley, and today i got a first-hand look at just how effective they can be. the safety house.com in west chester sells personal protective equipment to contractors, hospitals and first responders across the nation and worldwide. >> they go in a hazmat site. we provide the protective garments so they can do their job and not get contaminated yellow suit so many people see is the -- >> the suit is a flash spun high density polly ethylene with another coating of pollith theen over top isn't disposable suit made to withstand chemical splashes and bodily fluids. >> it has hood and boots. the product will not let any liquids in per se for a short period of time. >> it's also donned by workers in african hospitals and in some hospitals here.
the zipper is sealed up and a hood is taped to the neck. if i were treating an ebola patient -- >> i would have gloves that were sealed. i'd have face mask that was sealed as well. >> and it taped around the seal here. >> as for its resistance to fluids -- we check. they hosed me down with water. >> i'm dry. >> he's dry. >> demand for these disposable suits is rising. >> are there enough out there to meet the demand you're expecting? >> i mean as of now there are. i see the demand or the supply becoming, you know, tighter and tighter. >> well dupont which makes some of those suits says it has more than triple its production of products used by health care workers who are treating ebola. well it is a close encounter that only happens once everyone million years. a large comet is expected to fly by mars on sunday afternoon at exactly 2:27. it's expected to come within 87,000 miles of the red planet which is pretty close in space distance. the comet is traveling about
126,000 miles an hour and as you can imagine nassau's five robotic explorers are in place they're trying to capture images of the extremely rare event. >> beautiful. yeah. >> new at 11:00 o'clock tonight a bran new season of the philly pops. ♪ >> philly pops launched its 36th season with a sound of the '70's. tonight's concert at the kill hem center highlighted the music abba known world wide for the musical mamma. cbs-3 and cw philly proud response of the philly pops. >> he's dancing there. >> battleship new jersey it's all a wash in pink tonight. it's one of the many local attractions taking part in lights for the cure. that is a joint effort between cbs-3 and susan g. komen for the cure to raise awardness about breast cancer and to remind the importance of schedule link a mammogram.
>> ronald mc charities celebrating its fourth anniversary tonight it was big birthday bash at the automotive museum in southwest philadelphia. kathy and i were there to emcee the event joined by other members of the "eyewitness news" team. tonight was all about honoring the families with children receiving medical care who call the ronald mcdonald home and all the volunteers and donors who have helped them over the course of 40 amazing years. it is one of the great organizations really in the world. it started right here 40 years ago and we were proud that be part of it. it was wonderful night, kathy. >> it was lot of fun. >> and lots of folks there. >> a lot of people. beautiful night as well because we had comfortable conditions. let's talk about that weather tonight and the big cool down coming this weekend. outside right now we're in the 60s from the city to the shore. looking very nice as well. resorts dressed up in pink honor of breast cancer awardness month as well the shore will be receiving a good teal of
sunshine this weekend if you're heading down there. but the surf will be rough. courtesy of hurricane gonzalo. right now we're looking at temperatures that are comfortable. pretty decent today. above seasonal less. our live neighborhood network shows us 73. valley forge the same. international airport 72. the official temperature in lumberton at the middle school checking with a high of 71. we will say goodbye to that warmth as temperatures continue to get cooler and cooler each day in our upcoming forecast. right now holding on to 62 in philadelphia. 60 in wilmington. 59 in dover. 56 in lancaster and in the poconos but not a huge range in temperature as we continue to see those westerly winds. now, we're watching storm scan3 because we have a broad area of low pressure over the great lakes. it's creating some rain showers. we will not see that but a few clouds may linger through the delaware valley overnight tonight, but then the system actually this area of low pressure lifts northward. we will have plenty of sunshine
for your saturday. it will be breezy. the difference in pressure between that upper level system and fair weather building in creates a pressure grade yen that's windy conditions. so winds will be a little gusty tomorrow but it still will be a very sunny day. the sun continues sunday but the temperatures plunge we're talking about highs only in the 50s, and it will stay cool right around 60 degrees for your monday. the normal high this time of year in philadelphia is in the upper 60s. the jet stream really bottom out on sunday and then begins to retreat somewhat next week but temperatures will still stay very close to 60 degrees. overnight, some clouds but then clearing. the low temperature 55. we'll bounce up to 69 for your saturday in some spots making it to 70 with that breeze it will feel very fall like. if you're going to go see the peak fall foliage in the poconos saturday 58. sunday 49. monday 51. on the exclusive "eyewitness weather" seven day forecast, sunday 57. monday 60 degrees. tuesday 63 degrees with a chance of rain. and then we'll continue to see
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last three days in dallas and eagles fans, you would love to hear the talk in big d talking about the eagle. cowboys fans have thanksgiving meeting circled in red and the philadelphia feeling is mutual i'm sure. now the talk brings to mind our mvp so far. both teams five and one. darrin sproles obvious choice
but he's been doing the say thing his whole career highlight machine. jason peters protecting his quarterback. he does this all the time. another pro bowl season legend grew when he defended nick fol foles. my choice is safety malcolm jenkins we've been looking for a play maker leader since dawkins i'm not comparing the two but jenkins is playing better than advertised, better than played in new orleans, malcolm jenkins my mvp through the first sick games of the season. >> all right. temple putting its unbeaten conference record on the road at houston. late in the first half pj walker avoids a rush and throws into the end zone and keith kirkwood came down with the 39-yard touchdown. temple trailing 17-10 in the third. >> ♪ it's time for a victory it's time to start the clock, it's
time to really rock. it's time for a victory. whoo! >> it's time for the friday football frenzy. take it away beasley! >> whoo! >> all right. excellent job did we get to your town, your team, your kids on tv the friday football frenzy spanning the delaware valley all the way to the lehigh valley let's get started in the city. olney versus martin luther king people ask me who's the best player in the city. suit tan jones has got to be in the discussion. you think he's down. no. here he come. here he comes. get him! you don't even try. you'll ut pull a muscle. olney wins 21 might have 14. lincoln versus washington old defensive back and i like a nice interception watch smith miller. washington a winner 32-nothing in the football game. >> let's go to lower merion at
strath haven. strath haven with one of the best bands in the business. look at them. you know i was in the band. i was in the band. played trumpet. nick fender under center will roll out to his right. and look back and find denzel, with a fantastic grab. haven snaps a six game losing streak winning 53-zero. high school of the future versus grain are in making nice moves you just can't catch him when he turn the corner he's jogging in. andre parks looking deep he'll find nasir lewis. did he catch it? for the long touchdown. ih hoe tech won it big 76-14. >> saint marks versus, see if you can find colby. where is colby. >> get him! >> the people said they can't get him. then it's matt williams with fantastic pump look at this. right in your living room. nice catch 21.
that's rhett schweizer wide op open. saint marks 28-21. st. joseph at atlantic city. cj with a short run. st. joseph's won 42-zero. boyertown at perkiomen valley. steven finds wilson and wilson almost pays for slowing down at the end zone perkiomen valley won it 33-seven. methacton at owen j. roberts. the queen is crowned. all hail the queen. owen j roberts going back to pass. it's going to be a tip drill folks. watch this. dante thomas is the man on the scene with the interception. somebody get better dante. dante is bow legged they're always fast. get him! they got him. methacton won the game 32-sick. all right. after the timeout it's the game you've been waiting for. the game of the week as voted on by you the fans. highlights from saint augustine
and absegami after this timeout. with tom corbett,
things keep getting worse. september 16th. budget deficits force pennsylvania to borrow $1.5 billion dollars just to keep the lights on. three days later, pennsylvania's unemployment rate goes up for the second straight month. under tom corbett, we've fallen from 9th to 47th in job creation. and on september 25th, pennsylvania's credit is downgraded for the fifth time in two years. why would we give tom corbett four more years?
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and macarthur opposes a woman's right to choose backed by a group that would outlaw abortion even for rape and incest. for us in the real world, aimee belgard. aimee will fight for equal pay and protect a woman's right to choose. aimee belgard's on our side. i'm aimee belgard and i approve this message. well a reason why a lot of philadelphia to atlantic city is because it's so close, it's like a quick getaway. the ocean is a big draw. you can come and get some exercise, get some ice cream. love to come to the casinos, get some good food, put your feet in the water, and of course fishing. i love to fish off the pier. i'm a great fisherman. flounder, sea bass, striped bass, you name it, i'll eat it.
teams. >> yes, they're ready to go. saint augustine getting on the board first. watch lamont harris and remember the name. this is a short touchdown run. this guy puts up big numbers. now you're about to see a move from jose. watch this. watch the move. don't blink. whoop. nice step to get out of the way. and nice pick up by that young man then it saint augustine harris again watch harris. this guy is one of the best backs in new jersey. absegami going the going and they will not go down without a fight. augustine trying to throw but watch a pick by wilkerson coming up. that's going the other way. slowly, nice move there by number four. good job. he got a nice long return but saint augustine won it 48-seven.
>> thank you for watching "eyewitness news" at 11:00 o'clock. "eyewitness news" returns tomorrow morning at 5:00 with nicole brewer. welcome back and carol erickson. for beasley, kathy and everyone here at "eyewitness news", i'm chris may. >> i'm natasha brown. late show with david letterman is next with guest jessica which is stain. have great night everyone and a great weekend. have great night everyone and a great weekend. ♪
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