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>> ♪ >> from the cbs broadcast center in philadelphia, this is cbs3 "eyewitness news"." >> ♪ >> he was a good man. a man of character. a man who loved deeply. and was loved in return. >> saying goodbye to a hero, a beloved father son husband
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and friend. mourners gathered to remember former delaware attorney yen general beau biden. >> his legacy will live on in the thousands he touched. >> ♪ >> a touching tribute from cold play lead singer chris martin one of beau biden's favorite bands. a fitting farewell to a man loved and admired by so many. >> ♪ say you'll wait for me ♪ >> good evening everyone i'm natasha brown. president obama and family members delivered emotional eulogies at beau biden's funeral today. the former delaware attorney general and son of the vice president was remembered as a great man with a big heart. "eyewitness news" reporter alexandria hoff was at today's funeral in wilmington. >> ♪ >> reporter: with somber stairs supporters watched on from behind barricades as vice president and former delaware senator joe biden comforted
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his now widowed daughter-in-law as his son's flag draped casket was received by saint anthony's of padua church. >> how do you say goodbye to the finest man any of us have ever known. >> he understood the importance of maintaining trust with his fellow soldiers and with the public to gain justice and the victims he fought so hard for. >> ♪ amazing grace ♪ >> reporter: born joseph robin net biden the third he was the oldest of his two son's, the survivor of the accident that killed beau's mother and sister when he was three yearsed. >> that very young boy made a very grownup decision. he would live a life of meaning. >> god gave us a boy who had no limits to the weight of love he could bear. >> reporter: beau ended his battle with brain cancer last week at the age of 46.
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>> he did in 46 years what most of us couldn't do in 146. he left nothing in the tank. >> reporter: the former attorney general of delaware and major in the national guard beau leaves behind three young children. wechildren. >> we will see you everywhere we go in the beauty of nature, in the smile from strangers and in your beautiful children who we will take care of like you took care of all of us. >> reporter: services concluded with one of beau's favorite songs performed by the song writer himself cold play's chris martin. >> ♪ for you i'd wait till kingdom come ♪ >> the world noticed. they noticed. they felt it. his presence. beau lives on in the lives of others. >> ♪ just say you'll wait,
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you'll wait for me ♪ >> reporter: even though the church was closed off to the public many of the supporters who arrived early in the day stayed throughout the three hour service a gesture of solidarity to a family they say served them well. reporting in wilmington, alexandria hoff, cbs3 "eyewitness news." >> and in honor of the former attorney general's legacy to protect children from sexual predators his family, has launched the beau biden foundation for the protection of children. for more information about the new foundation just head to our web site heavy rain, it caused flooding down the shore earlier today. take a look at this iwitness cam video here. several inches of water flooded out the streets in wildwood cape may county. photos from around the town tell the very same story. remember, do not ever attempt to drive through flooded or high water on roadways. meteorologist justin drabick is in the cbs3 weather center. we have a look at what we can expect.
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>> good advice about the flooded roadways. only takes a into the of water to float a car and 2 feet of water move a vehicle as well. keep that in mind, just do not try to run through anyd intoed roadways. here's the last of the showers looking much better this evening. they're over dover right now really light sprinkles as they move off the to the south and southwest. looking much better at the jersey shore. still lingering clouds. the cold front has moved through. we're setting up to see a very comfortable finish for the rest of the weekend. high temperatures today right where it should be. we made to it 80 degrees in philadelphia. that is the average high. record high 100 degrees so you know it can can get hot this time of year and looks like we're not approaching any records any time z here we are right now upper 70's to around 80 degrees. the farther north and west you go the more sunshine we are in this hour still some clouds over south jersey keeping temperatures there in the lower 70's. plus you have a breeze coming in offer the water. notice the hours it's a northerly wind. that will push out all the heat and humidity we already have seen and the dewpoint
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temperatures, dewpoints in the 40's in the lehigh valley. that means a very dry comfortable air mass, still a little humid in south jersey. but that push of try air will work its way southward. you'll notice the difference later tonight. this sets up a nice sunday afternoon. at the shore we're talking near 70 as well as the poconos. you can track the weather along with me by downloading the cbsphilly weather app. see live radar get weather alerts watches and warnings all on the app. it's available now in itunes and in google play. >> all right, thank you so much justin. well, happening right now chasing the triple crown american pharaoh will attempt to win horse racing's biggest prize for the first time in nearly 40 years and fans are extremely excited about the possibility. "eyewitness news" reporter steve patterson is live at parx casino in bensalem with the very latest. steve. >> reporter: natasha 1978, many of our viewers know that is the last time a horse has won the triple crown. tonight will be the 13th time
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a competitor has had a crack at it. i want to show you the horse everybody is talking about. american pharaoh has a tall order to win this race. to do it he'll have to win by winning his third race in five weeks with a trainer and a jockey that have come close but have lost a combined five times since 1997 on a course, by the way, that this horse has never raced on. and since we're talking about the belmont stakes this thing is a dream killer. it's a quarter of a mile longer than the derby about five-16thths long of a mile longer than the preakness. some feel it's something special about this horse. he's calm and loves to compete and a lost people we spoke to said it's just time. >> he's special. i do believe it. i think he's probably the most special since smarty jones. >> just time to wip the triple crown. >> he's beat every one of these horses.
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so, i feel today is the day. >> i mean, i don't know much about this horse but we'll probably bet on him. [laughter] >> i can say that. >> reporter: well, i'm far from an analyst or an expert but i'm not buying it. here's the reason why. most of these horses who have won't the triple crown have also at least been on the track for the belmont stakes and as we've discussed this horse has not. yet he competes. and that 37 year drought about 6:50. for now we're live at parx casino, steve patterson, cbs3 "eyewitness news" can't wait. thank you very much, steve. appreciate that. a suspect wanted for the killing of his ex-girlfriend has been found dead in an apparent suicide. police have been searching for 45-year-old michael eitel since thursday for allegedly stabbing carol bone to death. she was found you know responsive in her berlin
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township drive way wednesday night. one man is dead after being shot multiple times in the point breeze section of philadelphia. it happened shortly after 2:00 this afternoon on the 2300 block of oak ford street. police say the 43-year-old victim was taken to the hospital where he later died. no arrests have been made just yet. also today authorities in lehigh county ruled the death of a three-year-old girl who fell four stories from a window accidental. it happened on the 700 block of turner street in allentown late last night. authorities have identified the little girl as tamara arnett. the victim's five-year-old sister who also fell out of the window remains hospitalized in critical condition. police are still working to determine what led to the fall. and a 17-year-old man is in critical condition after he was shot nine times in germantown. it happened just after 1:30 this morning near germantown avenue and bringhurst street. the victim ran into a chinese
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food store for help after he was shot. police followed his trail of blood and found 10 shell casings and a car with multiple bullet holes in it. police are hoping nearby surveillance cameras may offer some clues into the gunman. >> ♪ trouble on the tarmac as two plains loaded with passengers clip wings. that's coming up. plus new information on the red sox fan badly injured last night when she was hit by a broken bat. a tall glass of lemonade pretty refreshing on a warm day, right? but this one could set a world record all a tribute to alex. justin. >> and conditions are dry for now. i'll let you know when we'll see our next chance for
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well, sir. after some serious consideration i'd like to put in my 15-year notice. you're quitting!? technically retiring, sir. with a little help from my state farm agent i plan to retire in 15 years. wow! you're totally blindsiding me here. who's gonna manage your accounts? this is a devastating blow i was not prepared for. well, i'm gonna finish packing my things. 15 years will really sneak up on you.
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jennifer with do your exit interview and adam made you a cake. red velvet. oh, thank you. i made this. take charge of your retirement. talk to a state farm agent today. >> a woman who was hit in the face by a broken baseball bat is doing better as she recovers tonight. it happened at fenway park in boston on friday night. the bat flew into the stands several rows behind home plate striking tonya carpenter in the head. she was stretchered off the field while police tended to young child who was with her. doctors have upgraded carpenter's condition from critical to serious. two southwest airlines planes bump into each other on the tarmac at a southern california airport. officials say 4721 was leaving the gate at bob hope airport when it bumped wings with flight 2183. luckily no one was hurt. both planes were taken out of service for repairs and inspection and the passengers
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were ultimately rebooked on other flights. the incident does remain under investigation. a local family meantime breaks the guinness world record for the largest cup of lemonade. take a look here. michael and trish atkins hosted the event today in lindenwold new jersey trying to raise money for alex's lemonade stand. the atkins daughter lilly survived cancer after she was diagnosed with a brain tumor eight years ago. her family has hosted a lemonade stand ever since. >> the message is mr. find a cure. wherever you are go stop at an alex's lemonade stand. give your donation. know that alex center city dedicateed to the legacy of alex scott. >> the cup was filled with 1,735 gallons of lemonade. wow. it shatters the previous record by nearly 200 gallons. that's great. and another alex's lemonade stand happening today in swedesboro, new jersey. this one hosted by a
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nine-year-old boy named maurio carpino. he has been battling inoperable brain tumors since 2007. mario's lemonade stands have become huge community events and last year even jon bon jovi showed up. his events have raised tens of thousands of dollars for the cure for pediatric cancer. now, this thursday we are taking a stand for hope. cbs3 and the cw philly are proud to partner with alex's lemonade stand foundation raising money for childhood cancer. join us from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. as we remember alex and continue her dream of finding a cure. we hope you can join us and make a donation. take a stand for hope. that's coming up on thursday. all right, justin, so i was walking around the city. >> yes. >> the sun was teasing me today. >> finally. >> finally, though, we saw it. >> yeah, we got rid of that pacific northwest weather. looks like we'll see a nice finish to the weekend. rain will be ending and we're back to full sun.
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next week things change. out west colorado residents can't get a break from severe weather. violent storms spawn tornadoes thursday and friday and more could touchdown today over 12,000 people in the denver area woke up without power this morning. twisters have damaged several homes but no injuries have been reported. that's great news, no injuries right there. back home things quieting down here in the delaware valley. we'll take you to ocean city right now take a live look at the boardwalk. the sunshine is back out. now, we do have a wind though coming right off the ocean. that ocean dropped about 60 degrees, the temperature a little cooler along the immediate coastline but at least the rain is gone. we're back out to full sun for the rest of the weekend. here's what's happening on storm scan3. the last of the showers moving through central delaware right now. we had that heavy shower and storm come through south jersey and wildwood, radar estimates of two maybe 3-inches of rain from that storm but they have now pushed to the south and east and we're clearing out nicely from north to south. that's going to be our trend. check out the drought monitor.
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all the rain we had that's great news. from philadelphia northward you see the areas in yellow that's just indicating abnormally dry conditions. still areas up in the poconos for a moderate drought which is the first level but a the least it's getting a little better. we could see a little bit more rain, certainly not a lot like some of the storms we've seen over the last few days. 79 the current temperature in philadelphia, 80 in reading this hour, still a little bit cool along the immediate coast. there's that cooler air to our north, 68 in albany, that starts to push farther southward over the next 12 to 24 hours and that comfort index that's going to be on the move. much more bearable air mass to deal with. right now that dewpoint temperature 58 degrees measures how much moisture is in the air. tomorrow it's going to be 50's so that means very pleasant conditions to be outside. enjoy it. if you don't like the humidity it's going to quickly return for next week. so we're dry for now.
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high pressure over new england. tomorrow we'll a northeasterly breeze. temperature in the upper 70's slightly below average with the sunshine. here comes the change on monday. a warm front moves through we crank up the humidity once again and watch out for some late day showers and storms afternoon and evening and as another front comes through tuesday, still the chance for a lingering shower or storm especially for the first half of the day. still very warm and humid. high temperatures in the 80's. overnight a few clouds around especially south of the city but we're going to be dry. those showers do come to an end, nice start to your sunday into the afternoon, mostly sunny conditions. monday morning we're dry some clouds starter to move in. it's late afternoon evening there's a line of showers and maybe even a few strong thunderstorms coming through could drop down heavy rainfall in any storms that do move over you. temperatures tomorrow it's cool, though. waking up 6:00 a.m., 40's possibly in the far northwest suburbs to the mid-50's in most locations. we rebound nicely into the upper 70's for afternoon temperatures. we bring back that heat on
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monday. there you go. widespread 80's, low and mid 80's owe 80's, the exception right along the coastline south jersey and delaware where your temperatures will be in the low 70's. so, it's comfortable overnight, mostly clear, 58 for center city, cooler in the suburbs. a pleasant sunday. finish off your weekend. outside enjoy 78 degrees. here's your shore forecast. lots of sun on sunday, u.v. index very high, wear the sunblock. ocean water at 60 degrees. watch out for the rip currents. the risk is moderate with an easterly breeze kicking up the water a little bit. here's the extended forecast. sunny, 78 on zip, 82 with some afternoon showers and storms for monday. tuesday mid 80's, still a chance for a shower or storm. look at next thursday and friday, guys, cranking up the heat. you there go. 90 degrees with some humidity. >> i knew it was coming back. >> we knew it was not over yet. thank you justin. appreciate that lesley's got sports highlights. >> people got rained on at the ballpark. giants and phillies squaring off. after app 25 minute rain delay
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severino gonzalez took the mound probably wishing he k first inning buster posey with a hard line drive. gonzalez appeared to block it with his glove. he's okay. but next up angel pagan the next batter rips one to right. francoeur airmails the flow. runners advancement a sac fly two-nothing giants in the first. after a rbi single by matt duffy runners on first and third gonzalez balks in a run. gonzalez yanged after an infield single. in comes dustin mcgowan. first batter, a seeing eye single and that scores two. it's six-nothing. bottom half of the fourth bases loaded check out jeff francoeur at the plate. grand slam for him. all of a sudden the game now six to four. that is francoeur's first grand slam since 2006. in the seventh madison
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baumgartner health himself out with a rbi single. now andres blanco hit a pinch hit solo shot in the eighth but right now we have it seven-five giants in the ninth. is it a date with destiny for american pharaoh. the horse moments away from racing into history or coming up just short. with a win at the belmont stakes american pharaoh will become the first triple crown winner since affirm pulled off that trifecta in 1978. many have come close including smarty jones back in 2004. all have fallen short on that long belmont track. a victory would make american pharaoh the 12th ever triple crown winner. game two of the stanley cup finals. the lightning looking to shake off a loss. puck drops at 7:15. home field action for the philadelphia union. they host the eastern conference bottom dwellers new york city fc. that match begins at 7:00 a round that tiger woods would
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like to forget. the 14 time major champion the worst round of his career. reads there way on the score card. he posted two double bowling goes, right now justin rose is a top the
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>> ♪ >> welcome back everyone. music and art bring a philadelphia community together today at fairmount's inaugural arts and culture today. there was something for all ages to enjoy. and whether it was craft live
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entertainment or prizes little bit of everything. it celebrated the neighborhood's wide range of
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>> that's "eyewitness news" for now. i'm natasha brown. for lesley, justin, all of us here thank you for joining us. we're always on we're back with you at 10 o'clock on the cw philly, back here at 11:00 on cbs3.
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have a great night everyone. >> ♪
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>> beau biden brought to his work a mighty heart. >> axelrod: president obama delivers a powerful and deeply personal eulogy for beau biden calling the tragic loss of the the vice president's son a death in his own family. >> he made you want to be a better person. >> axelrod: a manhunt is on after 22 two killers break out of a maximum security prison in new york. a frightening accident at a ballgame. a woman is seriously injured by a shattered back. and a bear named cinder severely burned in a wildfire finally goes home. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> axelrod: good evening.i'm jim axelrod. more than 42 years after he lost his wife and daughter in


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