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awareness. some neighbors are seeing more of tredyffrin police, and they like it. >> my wife and i both attended to notice tredyffrin township has been patrolling our little street as well as seeing a number of tredyffrin police cars at different times going up and down old eaglesville. >> reporter: where this sign warns of active patrols and calls for reports of suspicious activity such as in the early hour of monday after fourth. >> we had three reported, non-forceable entry burglaries, wherein peoples sustained losses in the stratford and wayne sections. the various items such as large screen televisions, wallets, credit cards, and some smaller items were removed including a lap top computer. >> reporter: three homes burglarized, here, in the 600 block of wallace drive and 700 block of hedges lane. houses hit while residents were inside, no one hurt. >> your children, you know,
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your family is in there and you have no idea. literally, they have no idea until the next morning. they never woke up. >> we believe that there were at least two people involved, because of some evidence that was left behind. >> reporter: on april 4th police report a man's arrest in philadelphia who was wanted for a march tredyffrin a area home burglary. his capture and stolen credit card purchases could lead detectives to suspect behind last monday's three burglaries. meantime, police warn to look out, and lock up. >> to be aware, lock your doors, lock your windows, and make sure that you are using your outdoor lights. >> in an area like this you are not vigilant enough because you think it is a really nice neighborhood. >> reporter: all three cases remain under investigation and simply securing your home, locking your doors and windows will help keep you safe but police say if you are a a local resident and you see anything suspicious, they do want to hear from you. in tredyffrin township i'm justin finch for cbs-3
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"eyewitness news". a 14 year-old is recovering after police say she was stabbed with scissors by a classmate during a school fight. violence happened at jay cook elementary school in logan just before 9:00 this morning. philadelphia school officials say two girls were fighting in a third floor hallway, when one girl grabbed a pair of scissors and stabbed the victim in the upper chest and arm. the alleged suspect spoke to "eyewitness news". >> it was over he said she said i see to this boy i'm more popular than you. regular school stuff that goes on during the year. >> reporter: doctors are treating the 14 year-old at einstein medical center. she's expect to make a full recovery. a police chase in chester county end with the koran its roof over the side of the bridge. "eyewitness news" in north coventry township where it all happen. police say they tried to pull the driver over around 1:00 p.m. on route 422 and that is when he took off. that driver careened through a construction site nearly hit a worker and then flipped off the schuylkill river bridge.
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the vehicle plunged to the ground leaving that driver with severe injuries. he is now at a hospital, no other injuries were reported. chopper three over a fire in a home in strawberry mansion and investigators are looking at arson as a possible cause. >> those flames broke out this afternoon at 33rd and diamond and "eyewitness news" reporter trang do is their life right new with what remains a very active scene, trang. >> reporter: yes, jessica can see diamond street is still block off here as fire fighters, try to clean up the scene we are looking at this fire was so massive, it took fire fighters about an hour to contain. fortunately no one was hurt but that house did sustain some pretty heavy damage as did the two neighboring houses. neighbors tell me all three houses were supposedly, vacant. orange flames engulfed a three story twin on the 3200 block of diamond street 3:67:89 p.m., they were heading to the park nearby when they noticed smoke coming from the home.
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>> we came over and seen the fire and the smoke and we called 911. by the time they got here it was coming out of the roof. >> reporter: because of the scale of the house and fire dispatchers sent out four engines and three fire engines to fight it. >> we had to act fast and get to the surface quicker. >> reporter: police sources say a man and woman were in the house when the fire started. they reportedly got the in the argument and that is when the women set a mattress on fire. neighbors reported seeing the pair running out of the house. police did take that man and woman into custody for questioning, but they have not arrested them. now fire officials will not confirm if this is an arson investigation but a fire marshall just left the scene. we are live in strawberry mansion, trang do for cbs-3 "eyewitness news". >> thank you for that. philadelphia police are investigating a deadly shooting in the june national a park neighborhood. it happened just before
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2:00 at howland and east lycoming streets. police found a 19 year-old man inside a silver honda crv who had been shot three times. doctors pronounced the man dead at temple hospital. anyone with any information about this shooting should call philadelphia police. medical marijuana a is one signature away from being legal in pennsylvania. a little more than an hour ago the state house passed a bill 149 to 46, the senate cleared a revised version yesterday. patients will be allowed to take the drink in fill, oil or liquid form but they will not be able to smoke or grow it. governor wolf will sign the legislation at 1:00 o'clock sunday in the capitol rotunda. he released a a statement saying i have met with patients and families held round tables and urged action on this legislation since taking office and it is encouraging that the hard work of these families has resulted in historic legislation. lets take a look at the weather now. it looks like we are in for some warmer days ahead.
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meteorologist kate bilo is outside on the skies deck with the look at the latest, forecast, katie? >> ukee, beautiful evening out here. you still need a light jacket out and about for an extended period of time but out exercising, maybe a jog, taking dogs for a walk, you don't need heavy coat this evening. you certainly won't need it, by the weekend. we have got some great spring weather to talk b lets start off with a look outside right now, storm scan three sweeping the a area, everything is clear, there is not a cloud in the sky, locally, right now, and temperatures are pretty comfortable. little bit the below average. we are at 57 in philadelphia 56 in allentown. forty-nine in atlantic city. chilly night on the way. we have a frost advisory to tell but that doesn'tcally city or nearby suburbs but it does include all of south jersey and our far north and western suburbs. so you have daffodils and tulips outside and one of the coldest spots in the region you may want to cover them up for one more night. we will talk about temperatures climbing and here they go, 60's, returns tomorrow and then we're talking 70, by sunday.
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we will tell but which day will be the warmers. if we have any rain in the information as at all and when we can approach 8o for now back to you in the studio. >> kate, thank you. philadelphia police officers were honored for their outstanding services. >> the 17th police district advisory council hosted blue ribbon award ceremony in south philadelphia. families, friends and city representatives were all there to congratulate the group. they were all recognized for awkwarded employee of the month honors in 2015. "eyewitness news" at sum inner elementary school in camden where the students enjoyed a special treat this were read too by camden county police officers as well as dana red, the camden mayor. it marks second year of the pacer program, short for police and congress enjoyed reading. a program that encouraging police officers as well as members of the members of the congress to read each week, to camden kindergarteners. construction is getting underway on 21 affordable homes in philadelphia.
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a ceremonialal ground breaking took place at 16th and fountain streets in north philadelphia. habitat for humanity is leading the construction and recipients will purchase the homes from habitat for humanity with 30 year zero interest mortgages. >> our homeowners earn between 30 to 60 percent of the pied yan income and they will for the most part the first member of their family to own a home, and this is just a great neighborhood for them to come into. >> the 21 new homes built will complicate the other 81 homes habitat philadelphia has built and rehabbed in north philadelphia, since its founding, in 1985. well to see a celebration of japanese culture the 19th annual cherry blossom festival of greater philadelphia is in full bloom with events planned in the area through sunday. >> reporter john mcdevitt of our sister station kyw news radio tells us it was a day of fun and learning for some budding mind in germantown to day.
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>> ♪ >> reporter: students of the pennsylvania school for the deaf, watched and felt vibrations of the drums as students got to give it a shot. >> the kid could not have been more fascinated and thrilled, and feeling the drums. we all felt the vibrations, hearing or deaf it doesn't matter. >> reporter: they were read and signed in japanese foulke tail too. diamond johnson is intrigued and want to know more about culture. >> i want to learn more about their culture, what it is like in their country and like to learn from them. >> reporter: japan american society of philadelphia puts on the cherry blossom festival each year. it brings art and culture through japan to the delaware valley. main event is a choir sunday, things like art demos and music can be enjoyed under the cherry blossom trees. >> it will be held this sunday april 17th at horticultural hall in fairmount park and we hope you will be there. it will be a beautiful, beautiful day. >> reporter: japan america society of greater philadelphia has been planting and maintaining cherry trees
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for some time now to date more than 1,000 of them had been planted. john mcdevitt for kyw news radio for cbs-3 "eyewitness news". beautiful on so many levels. still to come on "eyewitness news" hollywood in wildwood. >> find out who showed up today in south jersey to film a new movie a and when you will be a able to see it, leslie. flyers are in washington d.c. as they get ready for game one against the caps and for some on this team this is their first trip. how can they use that to their advantage. we will talk to the ghost shane gostisbehere later in sports.
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because families depend on it. for the april 26th democratic primary, president obama supports katie mcginty. katie: i'm katie mcginty and i approve this message, because it's your turn to get ahead. welshing hollywood stars are calling one of the jersey shore towns home for a little while. >> they are filming a new movie called wetland in wildwood and as "eyewitness news" reporter greg argos shows us, it is the talk of the town. >> ♪ >> reporter: wildwood is known for its popular boardwalk.
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and now it will also be known as backdrop for a major motion picture. >> it is really cool, about a cop gets his life back together and his ex-wife and daughter moved to the shore, they own a surf shop. we created here in wildwood. and, he want to get back with his loved ones. >> reporter: movie is called wet under lance starring heather brandt and christopher mcdonald. location manager alex starks says wildwood is not just a perfect place for filming. >> it has offered so many different varieties of interior and exterior that is we needed. >> reporter: it the is a great temporary home for crew and stars. >> instead of getting honked at in the city, we get to have a nice easy ride to work and, you know, things help movie that we have this kind of mind set of, you know, being relaxed at the beach. >> reporter: it is quiet here on the boardwalk which is good news for the crew of wetland.
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they have convert that had empty store into a surf shop. >> here is your shop. there we go. >> reporter: filming is also good for local businesses. those at least opened during the early season. >> we have had a few of them today and we will have some more when they leave, before they leave when they take their break. it will be cool. >> the fact that the entire crew is here, camera men, their crew, actors are here, it is an economic boom for us. >> reporter: wet landis set to open in late 2017n wildwood, greg argos for cbs-3 "eyewitness news". >> welcome to the area. that is great. my golfing buddies say that is the guy from happy gillmore. >> we know home. >> you see the crew wearing jackets but they will be here during a great transitional time. maybe they will get to lose jackets by the even of the shoot. >> would i say so by the even of the week, weekend, you will not need coats at all. time to pull out some of those spring clothes that we have
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not yet begin to wear this this april. we have pulled them out back in march and then, well, sweaters came back out, coats came back out and snow boots came back out for a day but in more of that. we have flipped the switch here ape temperatures are on their way up, and up and through the weekend. lets look at, up to the kutztown area middle will school cameras live on our neighborhood network right now and you can see nothing but blue skies as far as eye can see, cool, 52 degrees, kutztown one of the spots in that frost advisory tonight, temperatures will drop in the mid 30's, and that frost could form. you don't need to be at freezing for frost to form. you see it in the mid 30's, so in the far north and western suburbs or cold spots in interior south jersey especially you know who you are, you may need to cover up those flowers for just one more night, things do get warmer and warmer as the week goes along. storm scan three locally not showing much of anything, a bank of cloud could come through a few more clouds here this evening in the first part of the overnight hours and then zooming out across the
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eastern half of the country we have one storm in the deep south, that will end in the atlantic. high pressure in control over much of the midwest and it will be a slow, gradual progression, of that high, further over us. pattern is, it is a owe meg block. i will explain that in a moment. when we talk about blocking pattern in the atmosphere that nothing is moving all that quickly. you can sometimes get stuck in nasty weather, well, if you are lucky, you will get stuck in the nice weather and that is where we will be. temperatures 57 in philadelphia. forty-nine in at atlantic city. cooler, thanks to the cold ocean the water and here's that high bringing nice warm weather to the upper midwest, 07 in minneapolis, 72 in des moines. that warm weather heading our way as well as high pressure just sits over the region. one look to the west, one to the east and that blocking pattern and it continues right into friday with nothing but sunshine. you can see a big ridge in the jet stream heading in the weekend. is there your low off the coast. we will get a ridge in the mid with the two lows on either side. it looks like the greek letter
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omega. that is why we call it that. by next tuesday a reductions in temperatures again but not before we surged to near 80 degrees, on monday. overnight tonight, mainly clear, still chilly, down to 40 in the city. thirty's in our north and western suburbs. interior south jersey. tomorrow is mostly sunny and seasonal at 62, and what a difference, we're talking about saturday, last saturday a's high was snow and rain, 43 , we're up to 67 degrees work sunshine. that is almost 25 degrees warmer and it will be nice tore get outside. lets talk about summer, shall we, only 46 days now until memorial day, 51 days until our average high is 80, and only 67 days now until summer begins. eighty-one days until july 4th. hopefully you have those picnic plans firmed up. we are talking about summer count down. it will start to feel like summer early next week. with these rising temperatures. sixty-two. that is seasonal, again for april, 64 on friday, and 67 on
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saturday. 72 degrees on sunday, guys and then near 80 on monday. just a little dip in the thermometer on tuesday, and it is going to be a beautiful weekend. so many kids were disappointed little league was canceled last saturday. this weekend, great day to sit outside and watch the games. >> here it comes. >> sounds delightful. >> sure. >> wow. >> okay. >> go ahead. >> there you go. >> before fisherman can hook them someone has to stock area waterways. tonight at 11:00 vittoria woodill brings you a whoop are of a fishtail, see the one that got away, tonight at 11:00. "cbs evening news" is just a few minutes away. >> scott pelley has a look ahead, scott. >> here's the "cbs evening news" tonight, a provocation from russia. these are new images of russian jets buzzing a u.s. warship as tensions between the two nations escalate. plus a cbs news investigation, the role of
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doctors, in the painkiller epidemic, and behind the mike, with baseball's voice from heaven, all that tonight on the "cbs evening news".
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leslie joins us now and flyers doing last preparations before this big playoff season starts. >> one last practice before game one of the playoffs in washington. to some of the player they have been to the play a offs before, no big deal. but for rookie defenseman shane gostisbehere, otherwise known as ghost and this is his first experience and he cannot wait. >> it is cool some guys they have in the been here in their whole eight year career and here my rookie season and i'm already in the playoffs. it is different, of course but you have to take everything,
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in stride and just, you know, gain that experience. public memorial to honor flyers chairman ed snider is set for next thursday april 21st, doors to the wells fargo center will be opened up at 11:00 306789 event begins at 1:00. it is free to the public. phillies and padres playing game three down at the ballpark, jared will be taking the mound for phillies. last night phillies picking up third win of the season. phillies got bats going in the sixth end from herrera tripled in a run. they had two more runs in the eighth for a three to nothing victory. sixers season will come to than a end tonight on the road in chicago, some of those players, playing for jobs, but the team could look significantly different when next season starts. sixers are trying for their 11th win of the season. rough night last night, for the miami heat. he pick up a shot to the face, loses a tooth, probably gets knocked out to be exact, but, he is pretty tough, just throws his tooth over to the bench.
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here we go, guys. second time in the season that this has happened. you see those guys wearing mouth guard right now good how about the guy that has to reach down. >> i got it. >> don't worry. >> we will get it back. >> ♪ ♪ in the last eight years, the fracking industry has spent over $40 million dollars on lobbying in pennsylvania. so it's no surprise that even though they've had over 4,000 violations, all they've ever gotten is just a slap on the wrist it's time for that change. i'm josh shapiro, and i'll hold the oil and gas companies criminally liable for poisoning our air and our drinking water. i'll be an attorney general who always works for you. democrat josh shapiro. he'll stand up for us.
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well, cries are putting the finishing touches on philadelphia's chinese lantern festival. "eyewitness news" in franklin square where installation is almost complete, among the attractions, a huge dragon
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head is installed on the 200-foot long giant lantern. opening day is set for friday, april between the second. >> very cool. well, we treat our pets like family. we take care of them. sometimes let them sleep in our bed. >> you might think we can spread our germs company our pets? it is a good question, can our pets catch our colds. this is was submitted by viewers fran and terry and nicole brewer will have the answer tonight at 11:00. in the meantime thanks for watching "eyewitness news" at 6:00. we are back at ten on our sister station cw philly a and back here on cbs-3 at 11:00. up next, "cbs evening news". tonight cdc confirms zika is cause of the birth defects, is the you had prepared for i major out break? scott pelley reports now from new york, take care family we will see you tonight.
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>> pelley: shades of the cold war. russian warplanes buzz a u.s. navy destroyer over and over. also tonight, zika virus no longer just a suspect in birth defects. the c.d.c. today confirmed it is the cause. cbs news investigates the role of doctors in the epidemic of painkiller abuse. >> reporter: what percentage of your patients get prescriptions for oxycodone? >> nearly 100%. >> pelley: and the man who talked his way into the baseball hall of fame. >> it's time for dodger baseball. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley.

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