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ht demarco murray makes it official tonight. the eagles new star running back has 42 million reasons to smile and that smile is shared across eagles nation eight. well good evening i'm chris may. >> i'm jessica dean eight it's hard to tell what has eagles fans more excited and happier right now the fact that the eagles have their running back of the future or the fact they stole him from the dallas cowboys. >> both things are great. either way demarco murray quickly become the main attraction in this sports crazed city. we have team coverage for you tonight. we'll kick it off with the sports director beasley reece at lincoln financial field and beasley you went on one with the new running back tonight eight. >> reporter: yeah, that i did eight it is a big night and a big signing as you said five-year deal, $42,000,000.821 million of that guaranteed eight and the best part about it, they hurt the cowboys eight he'll against-! >> reporter: it's a done deal eight the nfl's rushing champion
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is the new featured back for the birds eight from mortal enemy to the most popular athlete in town eight demarco murray spoke to me about leaving dallas eight. >> i see a lot of spirit here. like i said i'm happy to be here eight cowboys dallas they had a lot of great fans there as well eight i'm excited to be here eight be an eagle. >> it was a whirlwind couple of days for the former koy polk eight murray says he hasn't slept or ate much since chip's courtship eight polk ryan matthews from san diego and demarco murray the birds are rich at running back. >> knowing the style the guys have being able to distribute the carries threw two guys is what we're looking to do. >> like his college roommate sam bradford he has a the reasons of a real pro. he's looking forward to chip's system and chip's sports science keeping his body fresh eight. >> mr. lurie he, you know, he
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allows chip and the organization to do this to help players for longevity and make them feel fresh and make them play better on sundays. i think that's huge eight as a player i love it and that excited me more than anything eight. >> reporter: so shady mccoy replaced by demarco murray, and coming up in sports, more on the busy birds plus the rest of the night in sports eight at lincoln financial field i'm beasley reece. now back to the studio eight. >> beasley reece and friends. thank you so much. well the fans in dallas they're not taking this news very well to today eight some took out that are frustration on their demarco jerseys eight lighting them on fire eight posting the videos on instagram and keep it classy cowboys fans. here in philly talk of the nfl rushing leader joining the birds is all you hear about eight our team coverage continues now with natasha brown outside the eagles pro shop in cherry hill and natasha, those demarco jersey jerseys -- eagles jerseys will be on sale there soon.
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>> reporter: absolutely eight probably very shortly eight the next couple of weeks or so eight folks can get their hands on those jerseys. we can tell you also that eagles fans are very excited eight some mixed feelings overall but very excited nonetheless about what chip kelly is doing. they say no matter, this is exciting. it's a bit confusing but it's anything but boring eight. >> well, it's not boring eight that's for sure eight. >> reporter: a flurry of activity among recent eagles trades is also createing a frenzy among fans eight exciteed about two players the eagles just signed eight former dallas cowboys star demarco murray and former san diego chargers running back ryan matthews eight all the fans are still scratching their heads trying to figure out chip kelly's ultimate plan eight. >> i'm a fan eight i think unless you take a big risk you're never going to have a shot at the ultimate prize eight so i'm with you chip eight. >> chip has to have something up his sleeve eight it just seems like to be taking these kinds of risks and to be causing all of
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this um, distrust and cynicism within the city he's got to have a greater plan eight. >> i care about philly sports but let the coach do what he needs to do. it's his team. >> some fans have taken to twitter rebuilding jerseys eight like this one converted from lesean mccoy to murray eight that easily eight. >> fans seem eager about a season that's shaping up to be anything but boring. >> you have to get rid of something in order to make the team better. whatever they did was for a good cause eight. >> you think team will be better after all of this. >> i'm pretty sure they will be eight. >> reporter: well, we can tell you one of the fans that we talked to tonight pretty much summed it up for us eight he said, you know, i trust chip kelly, so should you eight so that's all he had to say. we're live here in cherry hill, new jersey, tonight natasha brown cbs3 "eyewitness news" eight. >> sounds like words to live by, natasha, thank you very much. demarco murray trended around philadelphia and around the world tonight eight twitter
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timelines and facebook pages dominated by talk of the eagles big move in free agency eight what do you think? tweet us at cbs philly and use the hash tag cbs3 chat eight. we're following breaking news right now eight philly pd detectives are looking for the person who shot and killed a man in the overbrook neighborhood of the city just a couple of hours ago eight police tell "eyewitness news" 51-year-old victim was walking his dog along the 6400 block of woodcrest avenue when he was shot eight right now investigators believe the gunman was trying to rob the victim eight. new tonight remembering murdered philadelphia police officer robert wilson who was killed in the line of duty one week ago today eight tonight officer wilson's family, fellow officers and friends gathered near where he grew up in cobbs creek eight "eyewitness news" reporter david spunt was there and joins us now live from the 22nd district police with more eight david? >> reporter: jessica, this is where officer wilson worked at
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black budgeting marks the spot eight i talk to his sister tonight. she says she's been getting a lot of support since her brother was murdered one week ago eight ♪ eight. >> reporter: over 200 people many complete strangers came out to honor officer robert wilson in the neighborhood where he grew up eight. >> i lost more than a brother. he was my best friend eight. >> wilson's sister took the stage then spoke to "eyewitness news" about her brother and the imprint he left on philadelphia eight. >> seeing the support from everyone um, it helps eight it helps eight it really helps just the support and the love shown and just knowing that my brother he touched everyone just as much as he touched us eight. >> reporter: the father of two died after trying to stop an armed robbery at this game stop last thursday eight wilson was buying a game for his son when police say brothers carlton hips and ramon williams came in and tried to rob the place eight. >> i knew him as a child because he lived on my block eight i'm really so sorry for the family and i give all my respect to all
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the officers that's out here eight. >> reporter: neighbors highlighted wilson's down to earth personality and his pride in cobbs creek eight the crowd thanked wilson with around of applause. >> let him hear us in the heavens eight. (applause) eight. >> reporter: neighbors that pride translateed to his job a job one woman said is the most important job in any community eight. >> i respect what he did eight i respected him as a police officer and i know that there are a lot of good officers out here eight. >> reporter: taking a live look at a lot of cards and flowers honoring officer robert wilson here at the 22nd precinct where he used to work. again, we are told that his funeral will be on saturday eight that's when he will be laid to rest. we're live at 22nd precinct david spunt cbs3 "eyewitness news" eight. >> great tribute david, thanks so much eight. details about officer wilson's funeral services were officially released late this afternoon as david mentioned 81st viewing will be held tomorrow afternoon from 4:00 to 8:00 at the francis funeral home
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on whitby avenue eight a second viewing and the funeral will be held saturday at the university of pennsylvania palestra on south 33rd street eight the viewing from seven to 10:00 a.m. the funeral at 10:82 police officers shot during a protest in ferguson, missouri or out of the hospital tonight eight cell phone video captured that shooting outside police headquarters just after mid into the. demonstrators gather gathered another prayer vigil and march tonight. this mark the latest city in violence torn by racial tension after the fatal police shooting of michael brown eight the search is on for the gunman from last night eight. >> this was not someone trying to bring healing to ferguson eight this was -- this was a damn punk. >> action is being taken eight now all of a sudden we want to shoot someone much that's absolutely absurd eight. >> the family of michael brown is also condemning the violence
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eight. well tonight a 16-year-old girl is charged in this violent fight from inside a brooklyn mcdonald's captured on cell phone camera what seemed to start as fight between two girls escalated when five others jumped in punching and kicking the senior old dressed in blue shirt there eight customers watched this free for all eight police are now searching for four other young girls eight. a new standardized test is a hot topic in new jersey schools and it's now gotten underway eight a number of groups opposed the partnership for assessment of ready chess for college and careers or parcc exam it's just not appropriate to judge teachers and students based on the test results eight some students are opting out of that test but now the state says that schools where students skipped the test risk losing federal funds eight. >> i'm concerned about is the fact that i'm hearing so much negativity from parents eight. >> i share your concerns. i think that our learning
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message really hasn't reverberated and we need to double down on that without a doubt eight. >> some parents say that the computer based test is difficult for students who are less tech savvy eight. well new at 11:00 o'clock an organization is giving philadelphia families a chance to send their kids to better schools eight. >> some parents learned they won scholarships to send their children to a school of their choosing eight "eyewitness news" was there when iris frederick received the good news eight all of this made possible by the children's scholarship fund philadelphia eight. >> i am greatly honored and happy and excited at the same time eight prayer works eig ht. >> thank you so much eight. >> look at those dance moves. >> 2,000 scholarships were awarded tonight eight. well, we have our eye on some heavy rain that is headed our way eight kathy is tracking this weekend storm eight. >> that's right. it's going to be get cooler before it gets milder, and a
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weekend storm moving our way with heavy rain moving in just in time for the weekend but there will be a drier day eight we'll talk more about that coming up with that seven day forecast eight. also on the way a word of warning to uber users eight the data that the ride sharing program collecting likely without you even knowing it and how it could leave you vanned. >> philadelphia's own kevin bacon is serveing up a new career move. we'll have more on his exciting new role when "eyewitness news" trading-in or selling your car truck or suv? takes the hassle out of selling in just 3 easy steps. one, get your free online valuation. two, book an appointment. and three, pick up a check at your nearest buying center. ♪ find out how much your car is worth ♪ ♪ at ♪
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eight. >> the power line eight the power line -- the power line! >> real drama in west virginia when a landslide is caught on camera eight this happened at the end of a runway at yeager airport in charleston eight there were no injuries reported but people who were near the scene did have to be evacuated eight airport officials are meeting with engineers to discuss the safety of the area. however no flights had to be canceled or delayed because of that landslide. new at 11:00 o'clock tonight less than a half hour ago nasa launched this the atlas five
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rocket into outerspace eight it's an unmanned rocket that carries nasa's mag know superior rick multi scale spacecraft or mms for short eight it's going to study the explosive give and take of the earth and sun's magnetic field. >> chopper three over a fire gentleman's club in south jersey the flames broke out this afternoon at the double d saloon and delsea drive in vineland eight authorities say no one was injured and no word on what sparked fire eight. fema announces plans to review every flood insurance claim filed by super storm sandy victims this rule review will involve about 144,000 claims and the announce many comes following allegations of fraud involving the way some insurance companies assessed damage eight those who filed claims will receive letters about the new review process eight they'll also have access to their engineering reports eight. the man who was carjacked by the accused boston marathon bombers took the stand in court today eight done ming told juror
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that is tamerlan tsarnaev jumped that his car put a gun to his headed and ordered him to drive to new york eight he described making his escape when the tsarnaev brothers pulled into a gas station eight prosecutors say that those brothers killed an mit police officer just before that crime eight. well an american health worker who contracted ebola while volunteering in africa will be treated in maryland eight that patient will be admit admitted to tomorrow to a hospital the national institutes of health in bethesda eight the patient had been volunteering at and ebola treatment center in sierra leone eight there is no word on that person's identity. >> federal government has approved powdered powdered alcohol for sale it's being touted as 15 but there are plenty of critics out eight there fd as has proved it but lawmakers including pennsylvania and new jersey want local bans eight each pouch is roughly equivalent to one mixed drink eight all you have to do is add water and shake it you've got an instant cock hail eight
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new york senator chuck schumer is a powder alcohol prohibition tift eight. >> you drink regular alcohol you can't ingest it that quickly. when powder form you can ingest whole lot and do real damage to yourself. >> critics are worried it could be used to spike drinks or snorted for a quicker buzz eight but the creator says this is all about convenience eight he hopes to have palcohol on storm itself this summer eight. >> the egg industry hired kevin bacon eight. >> they make up the time less combination of bacon and egg. the actor is going to appear in adds that the virtue of eggs and bacon calls himselfly obvious choice eight the campaign comes as the protein craze fuels the sale of eggs which for years have been viewed as cholesterol bombs eight there was no comment from the bacon industry today
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but there should have been eight. >> uber has become he can treatmently popular and after taking a trip rider which is rate how good or bad their driver was. but did you know uber drivers can also rate you the passenger? jim donovan shows us how eight. >> reporter: emily release on a 3am cup of coffee to get her going and a ride from uber to get her to work by 48:00 but that ride suddenly became less reliable when uber drivers all but stopped picking her up eight. >> i'm late eight. >> the early morning tv producer first thought there was something wrong with her uber app. >> 15 seconds to air eight. >> but instead she discovered she couldn't get a ride because some uber drivers thought that was something wrong with her eight. >> i asked a driver what was going on eight he basically toll me i had a really low uber rating eight under three out of 58. >> like many, she had no idea that uber drivers rate riders and decide who to pick up weight based on that score.
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not surprising since riders can't see their score unless they ask a driver eight uber says feedback is a two-way street eight moment to curb disrespectful threatening or unsafe behavior but that feedback doesn't include any details. so riders bike emily are left to guess why theirs are so low. she suspects it's because she's not so perky on those 4am rides to work eight and is determined to improve her score on her own by being uber friendly to every uber driver she meets eight. >> just in case you're wondering there's currently no way for uber riders to dispute their uber score eight reporting for thee on your side, i'm jim donovan eight. well you got to be nice to people eight. >> whether you're being graded or not it's the right thing to do. be nice to your driver. >> even early in the morning. >> or late at night eight. >> like always be nice to your meteorologist as well eight she'll deliver good weather. >> perhaps eight. >> if you can. >> if we can right. we're going to be seeing some really nice weather our i wet weather watchers are reporting in chilly temperatures. you'll see them at the bottom of
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your screen. take look outside it's getting colder eight. >> brrr eight. >> clear skies and light winds means cold temperatures overnight. this is a view from our skycam3 of center city philadelphia eight you can see we are looking at some clear skies as well on the radar eight no precipitation eight but we are looking at dry conditions and you can see the clouds creeping in from the south eight and that means another storm is coming our way eight but not too soon eight i think we'll get one more dry day out of this. "eyewitness weather" watchers are reporting in temperatures that are ranging from the 20s all the way to about 40 degrees eight we'll hit that number right there . >> no wind to speak of that will help temperatures fall in delaware temperature in the 30's temperature 34 in marshaltown eight greg saying the pressure is rising high pressure
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dominating our weather right now we're looking at temperatures that are close to freezing in some areas eight but take a look at what we'll wake up to see that dark blew that is the freeze line singing southward right through philadelphia through south jersey even touching the shore 32 in wildwood 831 in philadelphia. millville 298 and the poconos 28 really feeling like winter not over quite yet. that march sunshine works very hard temperatures bottom out in the 20s and the 30s 88 the rain holds off until friday night eight so that is the good news news. >> sunshine tomorrow morning. high clouds filter in. it clouds up by the evening period and if you're home before midnight, you may make it home before the rain by 1am it moves in from the southwest. falls heavy at times through the
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day saturday by the afternoon becomes a little more intermittent and then it will end by saturday evening. as far as the amount of rain all of our computer models are getting into a closer consensus about an inch of rain across the delaware valley. that's for philadelphia. saturday periods of rain heavy at times. up to an inch in most locations ponding on area roads especially during the morning if you're headingheading but but it will be mild with temperature in the 50's. overnight the low 31 in the city. 20's in our suburbs. highs tomorrow near 50 degrees. it will be rain free until those late night hours and on the seven day forecast, you can see a rainy saturday. breezy but partly sunny for sunday that's the philadelphia st. patrick's day parade. monday pleasant so is st. patrick's day a whipping wind on wednesday. it will be chilly. 46. and then better on thursday. so i think it's pretty decent seven day. >> that's looking pretty good. >> good day for a parade g that will be a lot of fun. no rain this year. >> no rain. >> and no snow. >> okay. kathy thanks. >> beasley reece is live at the
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center of the nfl universe right now lincoln financial field. hey, beas. >> it's been a big day and new quarterback eagles sam bradford mace his first completion. his first score. it's his former college teammate running back demarco murray. we'll talk about that conversation coming up in sports.
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i'm beasley reece at lincoln financial field and the news of the day demarco murray is now a philadelphia eagle. former dallas cowboy 845 yards 13 touchdowns. that talent now will run behind the birds line. now, he will team up with this former college roommate and good
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buddy quarterback sam bradford the new quarterback of the philadelphia eagles, and murray says that bradford's constant calls and text messages are one of the reasons that convinced had time come to philadelphia. >> it was a huge influence once i heard that he was getting tradeed here. he immediately texted me and told me, hey jump on bore. let's go win it. i'm excited to get back with him. he's a close friend of mine and i'm exciteed to play with him again. >> and ryan matthews is also a running back come to go philly. he comes from san diego. three-year deal, $11.5 million five of it guaranteed. he rushed for over 4,000 yards and 23 touchdowns. >> you know he likes to run the ball uses his running backs a lot that's big thing i wanted to come here for is to be to be used like that. it will be fun. i think it's going to showcase my talents a little bit more. eek wait.
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>> now the flyers, of course, trying to keep their play off hopes alive playing in st. louis louis. take look at it. it was a scoreless contest that went to a shootout. wayne simmonds needed to score to extent the contest. he was denied and the flyers lost one to nothing they're 10 points out of the playoff spot with 13 games left to go. college basketball, the big east quarter finals underway and the cats of villanova taking on marquette. 17 of 29, three pointers. josh heart had a big day with 20 points. they win 84-49 to advance and in the a10 tournament lasalle versus umass khalil lewis hit a three pointer late in the game put them up by four and they won 76-69. advance to play davidson tomorrow. so we got the running back, got the quarterback got a whole lot of people. now i need to see some offensive linemen to win some games. there's more news after this
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>> today is world kidney day and local buildings are glowing orange to raise awareness. "eyewitness news" in center city tonight where some prominent parts of the skyline turned their lights orange. march is national kidney month. the national kidney foundation says one in three adults are at risk for kidney disease and most people don't even know it. new tonight a celebration of
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all things irish. >> "eyewitness news" at the double tree hotel in center city philadelphia for the st. patrick's day parade grand marshal and ring of honor dinner. this year's grand marshal is the wonderful kathy magee burns. many members of the "eyewitness news" team were there tonight we had great time with all our friends. we're so proud of our association with this local irish community. you can see the st. patrick's day parade live this sunday at 1:00 p.m. on the cw philly. it will also be streaming on and will replay it st. patrick's day morning starting at 9:00 right here on cbs3. we'll be right bac ♪ ♪ ♪
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>> "eyewitness news" returns tomorrow morning at 4:30 with ukee washington, erika von tiehl and meteorologist kate bilo much thanks for being with us. for beasley kathy and everyone
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