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it is 6:00 o'clock. nearly three weeks after the death of amy joyner francis, three of her fellow students are now, facing charges. tonight, we're learning what led to the decision to file charges and underlying circumstances. hello everyone i'm ukee washington. i'm jessica dean. "eyewitness news" reporter david spunt is in wilmington. what can you tell us tonight. >> reporter: jessica and ukee, we were wondering for weeks writ took authorities so long to actually charge these girls in this attack against amy joyner francis that killed her. we know amy joyner francis the 16 year-old student had a preexisting heart condition. she died from cardiac arrest but that would not have happened according to the attorney's general's office if she was not attacked. essentially, jessica and ukee the attack trying their heart condition and that is what killed her from that fightin side of the bathroom. now, two juveniles have been charged, they are 16 years old.
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they are going to be charged as juveniles. we can mention one name six year-old trinity carr, now trinity carr is charged with negligent homicide. she was seen, on that videotape actually hitting amy joyner francis and amy joyner francis fell back, hit a sing, late are died after those injuries but the other two not naming because they are under age, they are charged with criminal conspiracy. now, according to authorities, they were inside the bathroom when this happened, they are lured her to the bathroom but didn't physically touch her. that is why they are in the charged with that negligent homicide. that is very latest from wilmington. jessica and ukee, obviously a big development, that is why nobody was charged, sooner because authorities all along said listen, people will be charged, there is a reason they are not charged. now we know that reason because they had to figure out exact charges. amy joyner francis the 16 year-old from howard high school had a prior priest existing heart condition, that is what led to her death. reporting live tonight, david spunto for cbs-3 "eyewitness
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news". >> thank you for. that we will have more tonight. philadelphia streets commissioner donald carlton is under arrest tonight charged with assault. >> allegedly punched a man at a house party. "eyewitness news" reporter greg argos is live at police headquarters with more on this case, greg. >> reporter: good afternoon. mayor placing the commissioner on unpaid administrative leave, this is just after he was charged with simple assault. all of this began when the commissioner allegedly through flaw punches during a december . the man in charge of the department which maintains our city streets, now is in trouble over a fight from last december. philadelphia police confirming that they have arrested 45 year-old donald carlton. philadelphia's city streets commissioner, appointed by mayor kenney, according to police, carlton and a 50 year-old man started arguing during a december 6th, 2015 house party, on the 6,000 block of american street. carlton then allegedly punched
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the victim multiple times, breaking a wrist and injuring a eye socket. district attorney filed charges of simple assault and reckless endangerment friday. after receiving the case in april. it is unclear why the philadelphia police department held on to the case for so long. monday no one answered the door at carlton's home but this white suv, a city municipal vehicle, sat outside. mayor's office says that while carlton is on unpaid administrative leave, deputy commissioner mike carroll will take over his duties. we are live at police headquarters i'm greg argos for cbs-3 "eyewitness news". greg, thank you. nearly week long manhunt for an escaped prisoner end on the sight of the new jersey highway. arthur buckel was taken into cuss todd ate gunpoint along the garden state parkway in ocean county this morning. now that is more than 50 miles away, from bay side state prison in camden county where he went missing last tuesday.
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his capture happened just hours after police say he planned to turn himself in. but he allegedly walk off from a rest stop in laye township last night before state troopers showed up. now that he is off the streets, residents in that community are breathing a sigh of relief. >> it is scarring everybody. especially when they lock down the schools here. but they got him. they did a good job. >> we felt comfortable we could keep our town safe but certainly a nice feeling to have him off of the streets ape have that concern no longer an issue. >> reporter: buckel was transported to new jersey state the prison in trenton for a mental evaluation. he faces up to five additional years behind bars for the escape. a preliminary investigation into a deadly house fire in norristown over the weekend reveals that fire does not appear to be suspicious. investigators say that while the causes yet to be determined the fire appears to have started on a enclosed porch. fire fighters were called to the 800 block of dekalb street early saturday morning, three people died in the fire,
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including a young child. six others were hurt. after a brief appearance by the sun get ready for the return of, glummy conditions. kate bilo is outside on the skies deck with more on the wet's head, kate, look at you shaking your head, i know. >> just so nice to see the sun, from yesterday morning at 9:00 o'clock right through this morning, at about 11 or noon, sun was with us a beautiful stretch and new we are back to the gray but it is dry still for now in philadelphia. and that may not be the case, tomorrow. lets lot is what happening right now on storm scan 36789 you can see showers loaded up off to the west. these are very light and may drift by to the south of philadelphia, throughout the next couple of hours, could pick up a stray sprinkle tonight but tomorrow a better chance for some rain and drizzle. notice how cloud lifted in from south to north during the course of the dejesus and while we got to the lower 70's for temperatures the clouds and breeze, really started to drop. those temperatures quickly. it is only 61 in lancaster and wilmington right now.
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we're at 65 in philadelphia tomorrow is another chilly, cloudy, damp day, coming up i'll time out our best chance for rainfall tomorrow and tell you how long this round of glummy weather will last. for now back inside to you. >> kate, we will see you then, thank you. campaign 2016 now, bernie sanders makes a stop in new jersey today. the vermont senator rallied supporters the atlantic city's boardwalk hall, that gathering took place next to the shuttered trump plaza and included a few digs at the g.o.p. front runner and just before the speech senator sanders spoke one on one with our cleve bryan. >> i think the people of this country want change, they are tired of this status quo, and they resent very much a situation where they are working longer hours for lower wages. they are worried about their kid and all of the income comes to the top 1 percent. >> sanders spoke about pay and benefits cuts for union workers in town, many are reeling from atlantic city's financial collapse. democratic front run are hillary clinton was in northern virginia today and
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she sat down for discussion of women and families in the small cafe among topics discussed were career career and family balance, education quality and raising children while also working full-time. on the republican side donald trump is tapping chris christie to lead his transition team. the new jersey governor will begin planning ahead for trump president thecy if the new york businessman should win the general election. christie has been a thrum seven side for numerous campaign events since he himself dropped out of the race in february. this weekend rowers will hit the schuylkill river for famous dad vail regatta but as the orrs splash through window a issue is growing below that has many concerned for the future of the waterway. "eyewitness news" reporter walt hunter shows us the underlying problem. >> reporter: rowers on the schuylkill, like drivers on the nearby expressway, now find it is getting more and more crowded raising safety issues. >> both bet house row it vice hard to get in, and out on the
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water and off the water. >> reporter: it is creating sandbars, and forcing more and more shells into less and less space. the as rowers try to maneuver around each other. >> certainly a traffic jam at boat house row. >> reporter: stringing buoys for dad vail regatta this weekend, veteran organizer al, told me rising soot levels could narrow, eliminate lanes used by competing crews. >> right now, it is a real problem. >> reporter: how bad is it? right here at the edge of the boat docks water is not much deeper than my elbow and out there in the middle of the river where you see that stump, most days it is so shallow you can stan, right in the middle of the river. this is how both bet house row looked back in the 1930's. the answer, then and now is dredging, the fear, if rowers are forced to leave this historic stretch of river it
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won't be long before major regattas begin leaving the city, taking millions of dollars with them. >> it is only a matter of time before they won't be able to have dad vail regatta honor stoats ferry if we do not the get relief soon. >> reporter: rowing supporters plan to meet with the core of opening nears on wednesday but with a price tag of more than three million-dollar, any plan to dredge boat house row for now, it seems a long way from the finish line. at boat house row walt hunter for cbs-3 "eyewitness news". still to come tonight on "eyewitness news" they were caught on camera, scrambling from a new jersey home, they were trying to burglarize, tonight, they are in custody and you won't believe how $6 helped police, track these suspects down. and waiting for a winner, in one has come forward to claim the power ball jackpot but we do know store owners who sold it is celebrating. we will tell you how much she earn for selling the lucky
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ticket, next. trade the man? why? sam bradford is back on the practice field. hear what sammy b is saying about his return to the eagles that story is coming your way next in as an educator, it's all about connections. you're not just in the classroom; you're part of the community. you meet these tiny kids every year, and you help them learn and grow. but you also get to know their families, and over the years they become a part of your life,
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and you become a part of theirs. when you build those connections, you can accomplish some pretty amazing things. i'm jackie kruzik and i'm proud to be a new jersey educator.
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well, come up tonight on "eyewitness news" at 11:00, hot wiring your home? >> beer cans, coat hangers, plenty of pieces of metal dot trick for people, trying to get free electricity. officials say that it is not only dangerous but it could cost you millions. "eyewitness news" is with peco
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as they cracked down on power steelers, tonight at 11:00 right here on cbs-3. well, some stolen lottery tickets worth $6 lead to the arrest of two men caught on camera burglarizing a home. >> you might remember this video from upper pittsgrove salem county and you can see the two men robbing the house. they high tailed it out when owner of the home yelled at the suspect remote thely using the home surveillance system. police say the suspect stole three, $2 winning lottery tickets which were cashed in. they then traced those tickets to a store in camden and arrested three two-year old josh robinson of deptford and 28 year-old eric gilch of blackwood. we're waiting for winner of the 429 million-dollar power ball jackpot to come forward. >> winning ticket was sold at 7-eleven in trenton. now the store on chambers street has been a beehive of activity. everybody is wondering who has winning ticket which was sold last tuesday at 5:20 p.m. the winner brought ticket for wednesday and saturday's
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drawings, using their own numbers, now the store owners got a check worth 30 you this dollars for sing the winning ticket. >> it is so exciting for the winner. it will be life changing. i wish all of the best for that person. >> the ticket is the largest single jackpot winning ticket ever sold in the state of new jersey, and the sixth larger, in power ball hit history. >> congratulations. >> somebody is a big winner getting their duckness order. >> yes. >> don is here now. we have found sam. we are hearing from him. >> that is right. >> we have got sam bradford in the fold, guys. >> it is all love. >> it has been a minutes since we have seen them. >> i let the my emotions get better of me, i have had time to think bit. i'm back and ready for my teammates and for you, the fans. that is all sam bradford had to say to cameras but instead he is back and letting a statement on paper, dot talking. bradford at eagles voluntary
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work outs today. he found the field after really rescinding his trade demand. he left bird shortly after they traded for number two pick which turned out to be franchise quarterback in waiting carson wentz. brad forward did the not dress the media or answer any questions but he did issue a statement which i did mention a few moments ago. i'm excited to be back on the field today with my teammates and coaches. the business side of football is sometimes a necessary consideration. and, my attention and efforts are focused on the participation in and preparation for a championship season. i'm committed to my teammates and the eagles organization, for nothing less. now we caught up with eagles linebacker connor barwin who was out doing some great community work, as always a and we asked him about bradford's return. >> we have a competitive situation. sam ills a starter but best guy will play. i think at the end of the day it is a a great sizzling ways for wentz to learn under a really good player for a year or two and then sam will have carson, kind of of biting at the heels to push him to be about thees that he can be.
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>> connor with the shade. smooth. the phillies are off tonight but they continue their ten game road trip tomorrow in atlanta braves are only, only have seven wins on the season. they are off to the worst start since 1900 for them. the struggle could not be more real. meanwhile phillies took a two out of three from the marlins in my aim. they scored two runs in the eighth inning yesterday, andre blanco, that is a double drives in tyler goodell for go ahead run. jeanmar gomez got his 11th save of the season. he is tied with janssen for most in the majors. phillies win, six-five. now nba draft lottery is next thursday. head coach brett brown will represent the sixers in new york. customary for teams to send a rep that is a good luck charm at least they believe is a good luck charm. the brownies a good dude trying to turn around a such situation. sixers have 25 percent chance of getting the number one pick. >> get ready. get ready. >> i know you are excited
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about it. >> yes, it is going to flip. whole thing will flip. >> appreciate it. >> let's bring in kate bilo for this forecast. >> yes. >> been here the whole time. >> yes. >> we love it. >> wish i had more tricks in my bag as far as the weather is concern. we wish we had more weather like yesterday afternoon. sunshine, dry conditions but we are back to the gloom and the clouds and the rain just for one more day and then we will struggle to get back to nicer weather through the rest of the week but as don likes to say the struggle could not be more real. lets take a look outside right now, we will go out to a look the at poconos where we see a lake in the distance. it is gray but beautiful. jack frost big boulder out there in carbon county not bad, more sunshine in the poconos today then we saw in the city, it took a little while for those clouds to lift from south to north but lift, they did and all of us is looking glummy this evening. storm scan three shows that we have got showers, moving up to our west and we can see progress of these showers. they are diving southward. i wouldn't be surprised if a
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few spots pick up a light spring with the drizzle. they are not heavy or anything like that. but there could be a few rain drops trying to creep into chester county a at the moment. it is part of the larger system unsettled wet's cross the eastern half of the country. the storm has some rain lifting through the midwest but actually boundary right here producing severe weather in portions of kansas and oak a i want to zoom in real quick. this is a severe weather out break. we had tornado warnings and large tornado reporting with this particular cell heading orders ada oak a we are not talking tornado warnings but just, gray, glummy conditions outside this afternoon. and 65 degrees right now in philadelphia. chill any wilmington at 61. millville at 62. feels like a completely different day then this morning when it was warm in the 70's. that will be the struggle for next few days. you can see cloud hang on tomorrow. steady rain should stay south but light rain and drizzle waking up tuesday morning. we are stuck in the cloud cover all day especially damp off to the south. on wednesday, still struggle
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telling break out of the cloud cover. it may be a nice day for northern suburbs, but, to the south, delaware, south jersey, wednesday could end up cloudy a and thursday it is still a struggle to see sunshine. it depend where boundary set up. i'm hesitant to promise too much sunshine this week i'll tell you that because i don't think this front will allow to clear out completely. that said, temperatures should try to warm up through mid week time frame. we see a ridge on thursday. watch this bubble of cool air that dives south saturday into sunday and you will feel cool down for part two of the upcoming weekend. overnight mostly cloud which isolated shower or 50 degrees. tomorrow, cloudy, cooler, light rain and drizzle especially off to the south of philadelphia and we're trying to break out of the pattern but slow go. we have a couple days with sunshine, again hesitant to promise too much sun this week but milder wednesday and thursday and if you get sun friday 27 with showers and storms. showers late saturday and then on sunday we will drop down to 61 degrees, cooler for part
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two of the weekend. monday looks better the at 66 with some sun, ukee and jessica, back over to you. thanks very much. still to come on "eyewitness news". >> here at crescent golf course there is no need for clubs, all you need is this. foot golf. new craze, we have got details coming up.
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well, jessica knows, i love me some golf as kid say these days but one south jersey course is ditching clubs and golf balls. >> "eyewitness news" reporter vittoria woodill is in voorhees with more on that, torey. >> reporter: that is right, you know foot golf, i didn't even make that putt, foot golf
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will make golfers and people happy because they are dropping clubs and getting a kick out of this, check it out. at this golf course they are taking aim at a whole new way to play a round have golf. >> all i need is a ball. all right. let's do this. >> forgot clubs, golf golf only requires a soccer ball. >> just kicking a soccer ball. >> reporter: combination sport of the soccer and golf spotted on tv by gentlemen slater, ground keeper at crescent who thought it was so cool. >> why not just go, and try start it here. >> reporter: course gave him go ahead and you'll fine eight holes complete with rolling hills and lake side scenery to roll rel through. do you want a ride? psyched. and these holes are big enough to sink your shot or not. >> thinks size of the pizza pie. >> it is 21 inches around. >> reporter: real challenge from over there. >> you cannot kick it. you think you can kick soccer
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ball far? you cannot. >> okay. line the shot, wait a minute. >> reporter: all of the rules of golf apply including playing it where it lies. >> okay. >> great shot. >> reporter: regardless of if you get bended like beckham or tap tonight like happy. >> take your time and enjoy being out identify. >> it sound like you want everyone kicking at crescent. >> you better believe it. we want it. that is what we want. >> and that is right they want to you just have fun with this. so jessica, ukee i'm two bogeys, out of the two holes that i did and i'm going for my birdie right now. now then. >> look the at you you. >> drop the club. >> you just tap, tapped it in. >> torey, thanks very much. thanks for watching "eyewitness news" at 6:00 back at ten on the cw philly and back here on cbs-3 at 11:00. coming up next, "cbs evening news", from new york. here now is scott pelley. take care family. we will see you tonight.
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>> pelley: tornadoes on the move. violent weather descends on the southwest. also tonight, the united states sues north carolina for violating transgender civil rights. >> this is about the dignity and the respect that we accord our fellow citizens. >> pelley: tonight we're on the from the lines in the war against isis. >> they warned us. they believe they saw a car bomb driving through this territory. >> pelley: and wounded warriors battling back. >> this is a way to be who you are now and tie together the great things you did in you life. >> this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: tonight one person has been killed in violent storms that are racing through the southern plains. at least one


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