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an autopsy was completed, today and his body turned over to his family. >> there were no obvious signs of trauma on the the body. >> reporter: as dynamic as he was on stage, prince was fiercely private about his personal life, but in rare interviews he spoke about having epilepsy as a child. friend say years of jumping off risers wearing high heels damaged his hipps and he was sometimes seen with a kane. the prince was hospitalized last week, after an emergency landing while flying back to minneapolis. his spokeswoman said he was battling the flu. >> the fence here at paisley park has become a purple shrine to the artist who called this place home and recorded many hits here. >> i mean, very much loved by everybody. >> he connected rock and roll to jazz, to soul, to every ge nre. >> reporter: long time friend and percussion player sheila e said prince had universal
appeal. >> everybody has been touched by him. >> reporter: celebrations of his life are expected to continue through the weekend. omarvilleafranca, cbs news, minnesota. >> again, coroner say prince's body will be released to his family. rain is moving in for the start of the weekend. our weather team is tracking showers. the meteorologist kate bilo has a first lot at forecast, kate. >> things have started to go downhill this afternoon. we had hours of bonus sunshine this morning, though these showers took their time getting in and now as you can see most of the shower activity is missing, the city, to the south but if you are in south jersey or delaware we are seeing wet weather, light sprinkles over portions of salem county, new jersey and heaviest stuff is just off the coast of the shore points, as we zoom down toward southern cape may county we are seeing rain, shore points from avalon, sea isle, stone harbor down toward cape may point getting wet. steady rain is now moving out to sea. that is good news. as we zoom out it is active off to the south where most of
the activity is, this evening but showers and storm, all this you see here does to have clear through and that will take all night and possibly even into the first part of your saturday to complete. as we move through time rest of this evening don't expect much, out and about in the city, maybe dodging a a few rain drops, maybe windshield wipers once or twice but not a steady rain, overnight at 1:00 , rumble of thunder, 4:00 a.m. we are seeing showers and gradual clearing we will start saturday morning with cloud, possibly a shower in the morning, by noon we will see that gradual clearing and in the afternoon it should turnout mostly sunny. tomorrow is not a blue sky day acrosses board but we will start with clouds and stray sprinkle what to expect tonight. we will see scattered showers continuing. anyone could have a localized brief heavy downpour and rumble of thunder. so many pack for evening commute for next couple hours just a few light sprinkles south and east of philadelphia, coming up i'll tell you more about what to expect once these showers and storms move out for the weekend and temperatures
briefly dip and then rise again. for now, back to you. kate, thanks very much. front runners in the democratic and republican nominations are campaigning in pennsylvania and delaware. hillary clinton and donald trump are working to energize supporters ahead of the tuesday's primary. "eyewitness news" reporter walt hunter and anita oh are on the campaign trail and we will begin with walt in harrington, delaware with donald trump, walt? >> reporter: we're right here on the delaware state fair ground and in the arena behind me, almost 35 minutes mr. trump has been addressing his supporters. it has been as always a spirited campaign address, many stood in line right here for many hours to get in at noon time and then stood for four more hours until mr. trump took the stage. trump helicoptering in here in the 4:00 he clock hour and giving his speech beginning at the 4:30. it is a fairly standard stump speech for mr. trump. he have is slamming his various rivals on both immigration and trade policies. here's some of what he had to
say after he took the stage. >> build the wall, build the wall, build the wall, build the wall. delaware was hit very hard by closures of its auto manufacturing plant, right, yes. over the years, including chrysler, gm plants cruz and kasich support the transpacific partnership which will absolutely kill the auto industry in this country. i have been against it. if i become president we will turn it around. we will made great trade deals. now, outside where mr. trump is speaking you can see a handful of anti trump protesters, everything has been peaceful so far, they have been exchanging word with the trump supporters but by and large day has been one of enthusiasm for trump, thousands of people turning out trump continuing to speech and we will have latest developments as the speech
comes to a conclusion when we join you at 6:00. live from harrington, delaware walt hunter cbs-3 "eyewitness news". hillary clinton addressed equal pay for women at first of her two campaign stops in pennsylvania today. sporters not hold back voicing their concerns about the issue, "eyewitness news" reporter anita oh had that store friday jenkintown. >> reporter: at a small cafe in abington township about 30 supporters shared big concerns, with presidential hopeful, hillary clinton. >> for me i have three daughters, which seems like women's health issues and equality issues. >> i talk to women all the time in airports and travel. they are so angry, owe angry about working two jobs or three jobs and they still cannot pay all of their bills. it is a terrible injustice. >> reporter: those were some of the issues clinton touched upon during a campaign stop at a small business run by women. >> i'm very excited about harriet tubman, and the other woman who are going to be,
included, in and, and just enough, to be making your money. >> supporters had a chance to direct conversation on issues from gun control to access to education. one mother says that the u.s. need to expand its paid family leave policy. >> i have a daughter in march, went back to work june 15th and i did not have a single day off until christmas. it just doesn't feel fair. >> reporter: some say clinton's focus on family values is what cemented their support. >> i think that the woman for the job. >> reporter: clinton is expect to make a few more stops across this state including events in reading, bryn mawr and scranton but ahead of tuesday's primary here in pennsylvania. reporting from jenkintown i'm anita oh for cbs-3 "eyewitness news". >> bernie sanders kicked off his day of campaigning across pennsylvania with a invitation only breakfast in west philadelphia. in a one on one conversation with "eyewitness news",
sanders reveals his stance on mayor kenney's soda tax plan to fund universal prek. >> i think that taxing soda a is a regress i have way to fund it. that tax burden will likely come down on low income and working families many are struggling right now to make end meet. >> coming up on "eyewitness news" at 6:00 our justin finch explains how sanders thinks the child care initiative should be funded and what would it mean for taxpayers. john kasich is taking his campaign to connecticut ahead of tuesday's primary, he is far behind in the delegate contest and kasich's chances of winning the republican party's presidential nomination realize largely on a contested convention. meanwhile, ted cruz continues to crisscross pennsylvania, the republican presidential candidate, is in scranton in the northeastern part of the state today. he also visited williamsport. cruz again is attacking donald trump for saying transgendered people should be able to use whichever bathrooms that they want. cruz says common sense says that is a i bad idea.
all eyes, of course, is on pennsylvania tuesday. face the nation moderator john dickerson tells me delegates in the keystone state will play an important role in selecting the parties nominees especially on the republican side. >> if donald trump doesn't get to the 1237 he needs to be able to have the majority of the delegates and unbound delegate, unpledged delegate will be gold for him because he is going to be try to make the case to that unbound delegate so he can win on the first ballot at the convention. so, it the may become the key state of all key states. >> don't forget you can watch face the nation with john dickerson for more sunday morning at 10:30 right here on cbs-3. students at a delaware school are mourning a classmate who after being assaulted in a bathroom allegedly by other students. "eyewitness news" reporter cleve bryan is live in wilmington with more on that investigation, cleve. >> reporter: still no arrests, in that brutal attack, wilmington police just reassuring us today that they
are working on this with their homicide unit, as well as the state police forensic unit and all day you see people stopping by this growing memorial for amy joyner-francis a lot of them calling for justice for amy. for the second evening the community has come together around howard high school technology in wilmington where 16 year-old amy joyner-francis died after an attack in the girls bathroom. >> it is crazy because something like this had to happen for people to actually realize what they are doing to themselves and someone not to help that girl like that is just crazy because y'all letting this happen, y'all let it happen. >> reporter: officials say two girls were involved in the assault and took the tenth grader's life thursday morning. so far no official word on how joyner was killed but police say there were no weapons involved. >> you have to stop the violence. >> reporter: as shocked members of the wilmington community wait to learn more about what happened, one thing
they know that kid need to hear over and over again that violence isn't the answer. >> it effects my heart and my spirit so we keep losing our children and burying our children every week or every other week to senseless violence. so you know i once again this has been another stab in the heart for me. >> reporter: school let out early today so a lot of people have been stopping by, this memorial, for amy, and the adults in the community, many of them from churches and other community groups have been talking with them, council them and call for stop the violence. reporting live, i'm cleve bryan cbs-3 "eyewitness news". thank you. a new jersey community gathers to remember the life of robbinsville school superintendent steven mayer. public memorial was held this afternoon at princeton alliance church in plainsboro. police say mayer and his dog were hit and killed while jogging near his home in robbins villone tuesday. no charges have been filed
against the driver who police identified as a robbinsville high school student. and, still to come tonight on "eyewitness news", president obama and first lady bring birthday wishes to 90 year-old queen elizabeth the royal mistake the president soon realized he made, in front of her majesty. how long does it the take to go 3,000 miles coming up a local man tells us why his grandfather was behind his trek across the atlantic. we are rerunning the top ten good questions, and back by popular demand, why is part of 76 known as the blue route? it is one of the busiest stretches of the roads in the busiest region and it has that colorful nickname. busiest region and it has that colorful nickname. where did it come from? prediabetes is a serious medical condition that increases the risk for developing type 2 diabetes. more than 1 in 3 adults has prediabetes, but ninety percent don't know it. you could be one of them.
there are no suspects in custody and it is unclear if the killer or killers are among the dead. on the cbs-3 healthwatch a new government report shows suicide rates in the united states are at a 30 year high. this is despite efforts by health experts to shift the trend. health reporter stephanie stahl has more on these new numbers. >> reporter: greg lumas has struggled with depression for many year, so extreme he tried to end his own life. >> i could not get out of it. i figured i would be better off dead. >> reporter: fifty-seven year-old suffers from manic depression and bipolar disorder which is being held now with medication. >> there was a neurochemical thing going on in my brain that twisted the way i thought. >> reporter: new report from the cdc says suicide rates have jumped to the highest levels in decades. >> suicide rates are on the rise in our nation. there has been a 24 percent increase overall. >> reporter: most alarming findings, suicide rates for
girls ten to 14 tripled, overall number was still very low. suicide also jumped for men between the age of of 45 and 64. studies show middle age and financial concerns, can be driving factors. experts say that there needs to be more focus on prevention and eliminating stigma around mental health issues to take the shame out of seeking psychotherapy or psychiatric treatment if warranted. those are parts of taking good care of your health. >> reporter: locally the university of pennsylvania has also had an especially high number of suicides, the campus has set up peer counseling groups for anyone struggling with thoughts of suicide, help is available. we have links and a 24 hour hot line number at cbs philly.com, click on health. i'm stephanie stahl, cbs-3 "eyewitness news". in honor of earth day city of philadelphia selected three winners of the energy reduction rates. one north obviate event street, 1701 and jfk boulevard
and 150 loose boulevard came out on top. year long voluntary competition challenge more than three dozen other cities to have their buildings reduce energy conn sums by at least 5 . >> today we want to recognize people voluntarily doing the right thing for our environment but they are saving money at the same time. >> winners walked away with $5,000 to put toward upgrading their energy efficiency. all right. kate joins us now, i peaked outside and suddenly it was a little more cloudy then i remembered then when i came in. >> i haven't seen any rain. it depend where you are. >> now on my way in there were a few times where there were little drops, where you need to swipe them off and only need to flip them once or twice. not a wash out and we started day with bonus sunshine. so not bad. problem is that bonus sunshine means everything is skewed later with this system. we will be seeing showers throughout the overnight hours and may even describe will over into your saturday morning. some clouds, possibly a shower
early, they will be scattered, we will clear it the out and get sunshine back eventually. let's show you, take a look outside roof cam showing you things looking busy outside this evening as clouds rolled in but again out and about in center city you will be dodging a few rain drops but grab full compliment of the heavy umbrella, big golf umbrella and rain coat. you may be able to get a jacket over your head to run from place to place. i don't expect lots of heavy rain but any of these showers can have brief downpours. you will want to plan ahead if you are out and about anyway. live neighborhood network shot to take you down the shore. we have rainy right now. sand is wet here in margate, cloudy, foggy, humidity has increased as well. we are seeing more fog down the shore and it just feels more steamy out there as this system progresses through. notice, very scattered, is there not a define line of precipitation but mainly south of our area so anything that we have seen we have had a gusty thunderstorm over delaware, south jersey, that
continues down in the carolinas but we have actually been pretty lucky to keep rain out of here but notice these showers back across southern and sort southwestern pennsylvania those will be moving east throughout the overnight hours and that is our best chance to pick up a few more steady showers into the overnight and early morning hours. temperatures right now 76 degrees in philadelphia nice and warm thanks to that sun we had earlier today. fifty-seven in trenton. seventy-five in reading as well. seventy-five in dover. sixty-six in wildwood. that is thanks to those showers that moved through the shore points. passover begins this evening, happy passover to those splitting there will be a sure or thunderstorm. 69 degrees when pass over begins at 7:47 p.m. taking new to saturday morning, notice showers generally move out the but notice how showers try to develop on the back edge here, that is not 100 percent chance that will happen but we have to plan for it. i don't want to promise you a beautiful sunny saturday and you wake up and it is cloudy and rainy. we have to plan for cloud and wet weather through noonan saturday so fit clears out earlier, that is a bonus.
the in the afternoon it is sunny and pleasant with temperatures in the upper 60's to near 70. high pressure overhead on sunday means another beautiful day and notice even when we do pick up the rain, we are not expecting much. a quarter inch or slightly more, third of an inch in a couple spots. mainly steady showers moving through. not everyone will get wet with this system. overnight showers, rumbles of thunder. it is 59 degrees your overnight low. for your saturday early shower giving way to sunshine, it will be a breezy day, 69 degrees, notice how it clears out in the afternoon and it will be a nicer day to the north and west and it will be to the south and east, not that great of the day down the shore and hopeful it does clear out earlier. in the city afternoon is when we will see that clearing. do you see monday, 77 degrees. >> i did. >> beautiful. >> yes, monies warm and then some more changes after. that we will tell but that next half an hour. >> still ahead on "eyewitness news" the philadelphia chinese lantern festival has taken shape and it the is opened today. >> on the the way extraordinary effort it takes
all right. don's here to talk a little flyers. >> let's go flyers. >> yes. >> moving in the right direction. hopefully they will continue to go that way. you have to crawl before you ball, on wednesday, flyers took a small step towards the right direction in their series with the capitals. they for the offe limb nation, and tonight, game five in washington. fly guys had been awful on the power play during the series but shane gostisbehere provided some offense in the first period of game four. the flyers have scored first, in each of the last two games. that could be critical tonight. >> we will be playing with confidence. right from the start of the game, game four, we got the lead and you could see, you know, the difference.
i think in washington when they were playing from behind, you know, they got a little bit more frustrated and we kept our cool and we played well. >> just, you know, keep playing, keep playing within our structure and we know we have four good lines that can play good hockey, both ways, and just be patient. >> all right. on the baseball, milestone that he would rather not mention, phillies righty aaron nola gave up seven runs in his last outing. tonight he will try to bounce back against the brewers in milwaukee. highlights tonight at 11:00. today is a a good day to do some good. world b free, franklin the mascot and sixers organization teaming up with virtua employee volunteers, the group held a pep rally and celebrated earth day by painting murals and beautifying the boys and girls club in camden. >> yes, where is nicole brewer when i need her. i have a good question? where does earth day come from. >> there you go. >> we will have to get on that. >> tell you at 5:45.
>> kate bilo, she's on it. >> don didn't even know she was going to tell us a 59:45. >> that was in the show, right. >> it is now. >> okay good we promise you that. >> stay safe, sort of. coming up next, a big day for president obama in the uk, lunch with the queen, dinner with william, kate and harry, we will have the latest on his royal trip and the royal mistake that he made in front of the queen. battle over an office wrecked by scandal. we will look at five candidates vying to replace pennsylvania attorney general kathleen kane. and new tonight at 6:00 more and more children are playing tennis with growing concerns about concussions, lot of parents are looking for safer sports, health reporter stephanie stahl will tell you why tennis provides so much more than just a safe forecast at
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succeed her. "eyewitness news" continues at 5:30 i'm ukee washington. i'm jessica dean. we will begin with our continuing coverage of the campaign 2016. "eyewitness news" reporter david spunt tells us several candidates want the embattled attorney general's job. five men from five different background and different parts of the state told "eyewitness news" that they believe that they are the best person to replace outing attorney general kathleen kane. she's had several legal troubles over the past year, involving grand jury leaks and pornographic, and starting with john rafferty in collegeville. >> how do you move past, the dark cloud that hangs past the attorney general's office right now. your word is your bond. and the office going forward will be a place people will look out for professional responsibility, will be looked at for when it is going to adhere to the commonwealth attorney's act and live up to the act. decisions will not be made for political reasons or personal vengeance.
>> reporter: kane was indicted last year just announced in february and would not seek reelection. allegheny county district attorney steve is a pala say kane more than the trust of pennsylvanians. >> integrities something that you demonstrate. i have been district information for 18 years in the the greater pittsburgh metropolitan area and i will do for the attorney general as i have done for district attorney. i will go in there every day and demonstrate that the issues which involve the people of pennsylvania in this case as opposed to people in allegheny county will be first and foremost on everybody's agenda. >> reporter: during our interview with each candidate we have talk about other pressing topics like medical mar juan, just sign into law by governor tom wolf on sunday. josh shapiro is chair of the montgomery county commission and says that the medical marijuana roll out will be a priority in his administration. >> i think it is important that the players that are selected to run these dispensaries are reputable, it is important that we learn from the other states for medical marijuana ace already legal, how it should be dispensed in a way that doesn't set up barriers for people that need it for their
kids or whom ever. >> reporter: republican date, joe peters is a former police officer and police chief, who served in the clinton and george w. bush administrations we asked him about police and community relations, something that has been strained recently across the country. >> the good cops don't want dirty cops because it gives everybody else a bad name and it is probably true in every other profession, doctor nurse, teacher, you name i had. we have a responsibility and a obligation not only to protect and serve but to honor the civil rights and civil liberties and to be the protect or of those, for all of the citizens. >> reporter: but in the end john morganelli democratic district attorney in northampton county since 1992 says it is all about experience. he claims the most experience in the race. >> i have done 251st-degree murder cases, to verdict and i have taken off the street some of pennsylvania's most dangerous criminals. itch's asking voters to look at my record as a real prosecutor in the courtroom doing murder cases, doing
investigating in the grand jury. >> reporter: all five men plan to crisscross pennsylvania through the election on tuesday. david spunt for cbs-3 "eyewitness news". reminder the pennsylvania and delaware primaries are this tuesday, april 26th, new jersey's primary is june 7th. president obama held talks with british prime minister david cameron today in london. the president and prime minister has a lot to talk about inside number ten downing street. their past agenda included the world economy and fight against islamic state. the president stepped in the debate over whether the united kingdom should remain in the european union. >> the united states wants a strong united kingdom as a partner and the united kingdom is the at its best when it is helping to lead a strong europe. >> president obama also weighed in honorary ledge us freedom laws in north carolina and mississippi calling them wrong. president obama and first lady met today with queen elizabeth and prince philip for lunch.
yesterday the queen celebrated her 90th birthday. now the president almost took the queen's spot in her range rover before realizing his mistakes and climbing in the front. the president and first lady had dinner tonight when prince william and kate, duchess of cambridge as well as prince harry and special appearance by prince george at kensington palace. overnight house fire in camden, sent six people to the hospital and 28 home less. eyewitness david, shared this witness of the raging fire on the 800 block of haddon avenue knew. we are told all six people hurt are expected to be okay. red cross is assisting eight displaced families no word what start that had fire. the philadelphia fire department honors one of their own during a special ceremony, dispatch supervisor keisha taylor received 2016 distinguished service award today. "eyewitness news" at fire administration building. taylor was selected by her co-workers a and supervisors because of her impressive work ethic and dedication to publish services. she has been with the fire
department since 2003. congratulations and thank you. still to come tonight on "eyewitness news", have you ever kyacked or ro de a boat you know how physically and mentally demanding it could be but how about doing it for to months straight. a local man had two great reasons to do it. we will tell you why. from the conshohocken curve to the schuylkill to the trenton makes bridge, we have interesting roadways in our area but why is the stretch of interstate 476 called the blue route? it is one of our top ten good questions, and nicole brewer has the answer coming up at 5:55. kate? showers and thunderstorms continue to pop up across the region tonight but good news is it clears out for the weekend and then temperatures head upward again i'll tell you how warm it gets next week when we come up.
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give us a stunning view into space. take a look at this, these image where is captured by hubbell space telescope and showed a bubble inflate by a star this tell straights the space telescope's 25th anniversary which is april 24th. this is an image 8,000 light years away. >> wow. how about that. >> sales of the on line music by prince have surged, following his death. but within hours, all of the top ten songs on itune were from prince. number one, purple rain, prince was speaksed to -- opposed to on line streaming and took steps to remove his music from most streaming services. i can understand that. >> yeah. >> you start hearing all those songs and you don't have
immediate access to them. >> i even last night got on you tube and looked up his half time performance at the super
bowl, which was a nation. i forgot it rained that night and he turn it out in within like it. coming up, an amazing new exhibit opening up in franklin square. we will give you behind the scenes look the a the chinese
well, franklin square is shining brightly.
>> the philadelphia chinese lantern festival opened today, and "eyewitness news", reporter, jan carabao gives us a tour. franklin square, like you have never seen it before. adorned in thousands of lights, and dozens of lanterns. this is a glimpse into the far ease brought to the are the northeast for the very first time. >> the company from china selected philadelphia as the only incredible festival.
>> it is all so beautiful. >> reporter: rose marie shanely works in the park and watch philadelphia chinese lantern festival take place, 20 chinese artisans work none in stop over the last month and a half. and wow, is there no word to describe the beauty, and the hard work. >> four story spinning pagoda has reached great heights and brought to life the grand chinese dragon lantern. >> you can come sit at the foot of this 200-foot dragon, it is 21 feet high and 18,000-pound. >> reporter: for the next seven weeks sisters can enjoy the silk, and steel lantern and chinese culture. >> there is 25 mini displays, artisans every evening, performances on a stage, it is a beer garden here. >> reporter: it is also a beautiful way to celebrate franklin square's tenth anniversary. >> you have candles for the cake. real excited. >> reporter: now franklin square will remain opened
throughout the day but starting at 6:00 in the evening you will need to buy a ticket because that is when festival flips lights on. >> reporter: spectacle of light from china with philadelphia with love. at franklin square, jan carabao for cbs-3 "eyewitness news". >> how beautiful is that. >> yes. >> get one of those shakes that they have over there. >> wow. >> i love those shakes. >> you got to go with the shakes. >> yes. >> they are good. >> that is good. >> weather has been perfect to go over there. >> today was a great day, this morning first half of the day, lot of sunshine, temperatures rose in the upper 70's this morning which felt pretty nice but now some showers and storms are coming through, the good news, this is not a major rain event for us. everything is very scattered and will continue to be overnight and tomorrow. storm has weakened as it moved toward us but we will be dodging rain drops overnight and early tomorrow morning before we clear it out through rest of the weekend. we will take you out to one of our suburbs, of course, far northwest in bethlehem in bethlehem county.
we are seeing some sunshine, the road were wet about an hour ago when i glimpsed this camera and now everything has cleared out. they have shower and sprinkle go through. now we are seeing sun. a cross the region most of the rain this afternoon is missing us to the south and while we will see scattered showers and thunderstorms role through overnight not everyone will get wet. lets check with our eyewitness weather watchers and see what they are experiencing on this friday evening. not a bad friday evening to be out and about. as long as you keep an eye to the sky not i bad evening to throw burgers and hot dogs on the grill or take a walk with the family around neighborhood, phil is in chestnut hill, philadelphia 75 . mostly cloudy, warm friday, go flyers, lets take a look at a photo he sent. bunch of photos. neighbors pretty cherry tree, yesterday, everything in bloom. what i have noticed the past couple days are the tulips, daffodils bloom earlier, tulips now all across the region these big beautiful tulips are coming and seems to be toll up season around here. loving it. margot in buena vista township
at 77. started with sun. warm and humid. cloudy and warm now. no complaints. that is how i feel about the day. we can take a few cloud. not a wash out. we need a few showers so we will get rain for the flowers. kyle his minutes hatboro 76 degrees no problems there we will go down to delaware and check with greg mccoy in marshallton at seven 36789 mostly cloud there i. sunshine broke through this morning, cloud moved in, overcast now and dark to the southwest. that is where steady yes, sir of the rain is. we will talk more about that and first i promise had you i will talk about thursday. lets talk about earth day, today. this started in 1970, and endeavor by a senator, senator gaylord nelson. first earth day was april between the second, 1970. it is now an annual thing, an event to help demonstrate environmental protection. it was firsted for schools and teachers in the 70's. they had a big kick off in philadelphia in 1970 at fairmount park. in the 90's it was relaunched back to the kids and a cool
thing to get together and do some environmental protection kind of activities, songs, things like that i remember it growing up for sure. here we are earth day, in what has been what i cannot dot math, 46 years since the first earth day in 197o quick math there. seventy-eight in philadelphia. that was high today. eighty was high in atlantic city. temperatures dropped throughout the afternoon but clouds have moved in but warmed up with the sunshine we saw this morning. we will call it bonus sun this morning across the a area cloud have taken over. you can see breaks in the cloud cover. we saw bethlehem looking nicer, with some sunshine out there but further to the south we have got some showers and notice another round right there, looking darker to the south and west, there is why around d.c., chesapeake bay we are seeing showers pushing back in. scattered light showers, mainly through shore points and salem, cumberland counties right now and we will see on and off throughout the rest of tonight. 9:00 o'clock not a whole lot just a a few sprinkling of rain here and there, scattered showers, overnight tonight
1:00 a.m. we will see things increase in coverage and tomorrow morning at 5:00 a.m. rain down the shore and gradually clears out through the afternoon still possibly raining down the shore afternoon or 1:00. it does start to clear out in the city around 11 or noon. nice weekend, clear it out saturday. saturday afternoon and evening looking great, sunday looks great, seasonal and nice with lots of sunshine and we will warm backup on monday, push of air from the south and west and jump back to the upper 70's, lot like toy day before the cloud rolled n overnight showers and thunder in spots, it will be mild, tomorrow shower in the morning and watch what happens, sky clear, breezy and comfortable at 69 degrees. here's the eyewitness weather seven day forecast with what looks nice through the weekend. gradual clearing saturday. sunday, monday beautiful. we have another chance of thunderstorms on primary day tuesday. wednesday 66 and mostly sunny. another chance of wet weather. next week looks up and down but still a great stretch of weather. ukee and jessica back to you.
>> a local man has completed one of the most grueling challenges of the face of the earth. >> pat the gallon tells you about a spectacular transatlantic journey and reason why a delaware county man took to the high seas. >> reporter: row, row, row your boat across the atlantic. that is how long it took media native george to row from the can nature i island to antiga why did george embark on the challenge. >> we raised money for als association of greater philadelphia my grandfather died of als in 2003. he was the reason why i wanted to do this race. >> reporter: george's grandfather walter bend was a world war two navy veteran. to honor him george and teammate caitlin miller traveled 3,000 miles across the sea. george and caitlin are youngest americans ever to make the journal a cross the atlantic ocean to do that he they needed a sturdy vessel.
>> 21 feet long, 6 feet wide at the wyees point. self-sufficient boat which means we have our food, on board, all of our electronics as far as gps. >> reporter: what was the tough peace are the 2069 month trek. >> i went in here and my partner went into that cabin during, at that time it was a tropical storm and when i came out and so we were in the cabin for three days straight. >> reporter: even after taking on high seas which included a hurricane george beat his 60 day goal, all for a great cause. he cannot wait for round two. >> definitely doing it again. i promised my parents i would wait five years or so. >> that is amazing. >> fantastic. >> quite a journey. >> would ever person that is making a journey. quickly we want to say best wishes to our producer cristina who is leaving us after over a decade. >> thirteen years. >> so christine, tip of the hat to you, there she is. >> there she is. >> she's moving back home.
>> typical producer way we did not tell her so we're waiting. >> she's going back home to the dallas area but philly will always be in our heart. you, young lady will always be in ours. >> always in our family. >> indeed. >> family. >> that is how we roll. >> still ahead on "eyewitness news" blue route, can't find it on the map and as you make your way up interstate there are no signs that say that. >> so why is part of the 476 known as the blue route, nicole has that answer when we come right back. modres: the cost of living the pay stays the same. i have to work extra
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news" at 5:00. best examples of the segment we have launched back in january. tonight we want to know why is 476 known as the blue route? nicole brewer hits the road to find out. >> you ever take 476. >> yes. >> what do you call it? >> the blue route sometimes. >> the world's worst parking lot. >> the blue route. >> that would be the alignment that was select for this highway, the blue alignment. >> reporter: gene blum is spokesperson for penndot and said need important expressway running north to south around delaware and montgomery county, first arose in 1929, but they didn't choose an alignment until 1961. >> before they were finalist we were each given a color designation, red, yellow, green and blue. >> reporter: red and yellow routes to the east were said to be too costly, green route which ran further west what's effective in improving traffic flow. >> they went with the blue route, still don't necessity why though. >> reporter: they provided a more directed connection between i-95 and turnpike and
less impact on urban areas with you back then the new meaning of the blue route had some seeing red including folks in the swarthmore area who insisted on four lanes instead of six. >> yes, that was wise or not. >> i'm sure they wish they went with the six lanes back then. >> reporter: angry residents, legal and environmental issues would delay the process more than 20 years but with that notoriety came its name sake that was being generated at that time by this highway which was very controversial. newspaper, tv stories and it became just a part of our local lexicon. >> reporter: not mid county express, interstate 476, or veterans memorial highway, just the blue route, the 25 year-old highway some say needs new blueprints. >> how about the red, yellow and green route, we will take all four. >> whatever will make traffic to philadelphia better, i will take it. >> after all these years, blue route. >> yes. >> yes. >> that is good stuff.
tonight's good question, does a full moon, really affect our behavior. it was submitted by andrea in olde city making it all don't turn into wear wolves but we have heard the rumors that when a full moon is out that it makes people a little crazy. is it true? nicole brewer has the answer to this good question at 11:00 . do you have a good question? log on to cbs philly.com/good question or tweet us using the #cbs-3 good question. that is "eyewitness news" at 5:00. >> now at 6:00 the weekend is getting off to a wet start, kate. >> that is right, guys, it took a while to get here but showers are on the way and we will time them out through the overnight hours and how this will impact your weekend. >> from the road to the white house, travel through our area, donald trump is in delaware, bernie sanders stops in philadelphia, hillary clinton visits jenkintown. >> it is one of the biggest college fundraisers in the country, the penn state thon but a controversial method students use to get donations
is being phased out. parents are looking for safe sports for their children. health reporter stephanie stahl tells you why tennis is healthy for more than just the body. "eyewitness news" at 6:00 starts right now. we know it couldn't last after a string of beautiful day wet weather is moving in. soggy start to the weekend. you may need an umbrella heading out the tonight. good evening, i'm ukee washington. i'm jessica dean. we will go over to meteorologist kate bilo tracking some showers for you, kate. >> ukee and jessica we have been talking about this day all week long end of the stretch of the beautiful, sunny, dry weather and here comes the showers. mostly missing us off to the south and they are still off to the south right now. in fact you can see in the cloud cover here we are seeing sunshine peak out especially in the western suburbs but take a look what is developing here, line of showers and a
few thunderstorms over south central pennsylvania. this is all moving east and will eventually get here through the next couple of hours, and into the overnight hours. you can see the system extend back into ohio and all of this wet weather still has yet to push through. so we're in the done with this by a long shot. it has been pretty quiet already but this will be around into the start of the weekend and could impact your saturday morning. the lets look at what to expect on future weather. the it is generally clear for right now but heading through later tonight showers will be more number just, overnight may wake up to thunder or flash of lightening outside the window. 5:00 a.m. we are dealing with steady showers in south jersey and delaware and at 9:00 tomorrow morning clouds and the chance for a few showers. so what to expect overnight, scattered showers continuing on and off overnight, localized brief downpours and embedded thunderstorm and then gradual clearing on saturday. coming up i'll tell you whether toe expect sunshine on your saturday depending where you are and what the res