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we have breaking news barrage of bullets, shell casing litter a lane and sidewalks, evidence of the violent scene in north philadelphia tonight at least two people dead after shootingness broad daylight. good evening, i'm ukee washington. i'm jessica dean. "eyewitness news" reporter david spunt just arrived on the scene and what can you tell us. >> reporter: jessica and ukee terrible scene at north styles , and i want to back out of the way. we got an update from james clark about 10 minutes ago at philadelphia police, he tells me this happened after 3:30 this afternoon, and four people shot, two are pronounced dead, all four were taken to the hospital, and he said he is not going to get in the specific circumstances but we do know that it happened at 11th and north styles in north philadelphia just after 3:30. we are told those four men were standing outside, on a sidewalk, when a car came up, fired multiple shots, at lee 21 shell casings on the ground right now, police looker
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looking through them right now i asked captain clark if this may abe drug deal. we spotted pill bottles on the ground. he did say it vice early until the investigation. >> right now we don't know what we have. we have four individual standing there. we believe that someone came out from each location and started firing. one shooter, maybe two, started firing at the individual and then fled from this location. right new we don't know what it is over. >> reporter: again police looking for one person, possibly two people, involved in this shooting. just to recap 11th and north styles happened at 3:30 in the afternoon, four people shot, two pronounced dead, here in north philadelphia. police still looking for those people involved. reporting live tonight david spunt for cbs-3 "eyewitness news". david, thank you. two suspects under arrest in the shooting death of the 13 year-old boy in philadelphia. the suspects are 19 year-old t ymir johnson and 28 year-old christopher sutherland, both
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charged with murder and march 10th shoeing of khiser davis on hunting park avenue. preliminary hearings are scheduled for later this month more on the frightening, dangerous incident we first told but at 5:00. for drivers on the pennsylvania turnpike, state police are looking for the person who threw rocks at cars , on a popular commuter route, "eyewitness news" reporter anita oh joins us from the pennsylvania police barracks with more on this story, anita. >> reporter: we have learned that they were hurling roxanne throwing steel rebar and we know that at least six cars damaged but pennsylvania state police believe many more cars got hit. a sunday drive on the pennsylvania turnpike, nearly turned deadly for tracie andre s. >> guy standing on the side of the concrete barriers with a rock, throwing ate cross the barrier, abe he hit my windshield. >> reporter: leaving behind this sizable crater, charreds
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of glass and shock. >> i was horrified. i could have killed me very easily. >> reporter: this is damage to just one of the six cars, a rock was shattered through entire windshield of another car, but thankfully no injuries. corporal steven rank of the pennsylvania state police confirms around 5:00 sunday afternoon near mile marker 357 at lee two men hurled roxanne steel rebar at passing cars from the westbound lanes. >> it dueled have went through and struck somebody or, you know, fact that their vehicle got hit they could have veered off and hit bart year or hit another car, i mean very serious we take it seriously. >> reporter: while they plan to step up patrols, andrew wants laws changed. >> they should carry a higher penalty. >> reporter: this has happened on the turnpike before last may we told so one threw bricks and rocks off bristol township overpass injuring three truck drivers. >> cars are replaceable but lives are not. >> reporter: police described those suspects as two men in their late teens or early 20's one black man wearing a black
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t-shirt. white man wearing a gray hoodie f caught they face criminal charges. live from king of prussia, anita oh for cbs-3 "eyewitness news". a neat, pennsylvania turnpike case brings to mind another ongoing investigation in new jersey. state police there continue to seek the source, of a dumbbell that smashed through a vehicle 's windshield. seven five-year old jeff decarlo was driving on the new jersey turnpike in salem county january 9th when the weight hit his car, head on, and died from his injuries a few days later. the trial began today for three teenage girls accused in the fatal beat being of 16 year-old amy joyner frances. joyner frances was brutally attack in the bathroom at howard high school of technology, last april, and "eyewitness news" reporter alycia nieves was inside the court the courtroom today and she joins with us more, alycia >> reporter: ukee, day one of the trial wrapped up about an hour ago and it was, a tense, emotional, packed courtroom, all day, yet victim's family on one side and family of the three teens charged on the
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other it is nearly a year since memorials were first placed outside a howard high school of technology in wilmington, almost 12 months since students were stunned by death of the 16 year-old amy joyner frances. now, today, the three teen girls accused of causing her death are on trial. >> when you sit in that courtroom there are four families experiencing a great deal and pain. >> reporter: not only is amy joyner-frances were at day one of the trial and through their spokesperson cheryl dorsey walker they had one simple message. >> family seeking justice but what is justice when you have lost a child. >> reporter: prosecutors are trying to show she died april 21st of last year, as a result of this school bathroom brawl, caught on student cell phone video. over a half dozen witnesses were called to testify today, the three classmates accused of being responsible for joyner frances death planned the attack the day before. attorneys of the three teens charged though, contend this
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fight, was spontaneous act and that joyner frances was an equal participant. amy joyner frances died of preexisting heart conditions that prosecutors believe was exacerbated by this fight. now, two of the teens are facing criminal conspiracy for their alleged role in planning the fight, and third teen actually seen in the cell phone video hitting young woman that died is accused of criminally negligent homicide. it is important to note this is not jury trial being held in the juvenile system. so a judge will decide fate of the two teens charged, likely within the next two weeks when the trial is expected to end. reporting live from wilmington , alycia nieves for cbs-3 "eyewitness news". a lawsuit files to seek to force district attorney seth williams from office. former d.a. lynn abraham and attorney richard sprague filed that lawsuit in common pleas court. on friday williams voluntarily suspended his law license but said he plans to stay in
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office. last month he was indicted on charges of bribery and extortion. a fight for what will be allowed at bill cosby's trial got underway in montgomery county courtroom today. prosecutors are fighting to have jury see a sealed document that contained cosby admit to go giving andrea constand and other woman quaaludes in the 1970's. prosecutors wants portions of cosby's book titled childhood used against him n that book he talks about using spanish fly to get woman to like him. cosby's defense teams is asking the judge to allow additional questions to be asked of perspective jurors. questionnaire will help determine whether jurors being selected from allegheny county may be biased due to the international attention that this case has received. a dance at a championship on the line tonight, but one year ago it was villanova, making their mark on the college final four history. >> thirty-second, jenkins, for the championship, yes.
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>> chris jenkins, buzzer beater gave wildcats their second national championship a dramatic end to go a remarkable season. >> this year nova and unc is, this time they will face off against gonzaga but there is a villanova connection. sports director don bell joins us now. big night in phoenix. >> i just can't watch that video enough. >> i know. >> three of us were sitting right here i'm excited again. >> we have a story right now about that too. year ago villanova forward chris jenkins hit that three to hit the national title. he earn the nickname big smooth. now he is, the big cheerleader tonight north carolina plays gonzaga with the championship on the line. chris's brother nate brit play s for tar heels they broke unc heart with the buzzer beater last year but new carolina has a chance of redemption and chris's route ing his brother. that is my brother. but, you know, it is way beyond. that i wouldn't have it any
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other way. hopefully they can go get a win, and we can have that moment and talk bit forever. >> i heard that in your house there is a shrine of you and your brother's roomies a smaller form of the shrine, how is that working out. >> our parents did that, that is not my fault. i was not one to do that. i have a big banner from the national championship. safe to say nate doesn't come in my room at all. >> nate brit and unc tar heels hooking up with gone sag, coverage starts at 8:30 on cbs 367891 other note who has it better than philly icon dawn staley happens night she won a nationality title with south carolina and we will hear from her, later on, in sports. >> oh, that was great. dawn's great. >> really cool. >> see new a bit. still to come tonight an outlet for children, dealing with a, serious disorder. >> it was first time for me that i saw kyle diagnosis as a
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gift, and not as something negative. >> family come together for a special yoga session, our stephanie stahl shows you how and how. and philadelphia school superintendent has a sledge hammer, reason he was breaking i odn't a wall at a city school, lauren. after sunshine to start, cloud have moved in and we will see impacts of the strong storm system as we head in the overnight period heavy rain, thunderstorms and now we will let you know when they
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april is world autism awareness month, when you will see lots of color blue. campaign light it up blue is designed to show support for people living with autism. >> health reporter stephanie stahl is here with a special class being offered for people , and families, dealing with autism. >> reporter: very special class. cdc now estimates that one in 68 children is on the autism spectrum. they often have trouble with social interaction, while there is no cure, early diagnosis and treatment can be
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very helpful. >> reach your arms up. feel the extension in your spine. >> reporter: there is sensory friendly yoga class at lifetime fitness in mount laurel. >> inhale, come back through center. >> reporter: designed for people on the autism spectrum and their families. >> music will be a little softer and the lights will be not too bright but not too dark. >> reporter: lisa gonzales instructor and mother of the boy who is autistic. >> he has had some social anxieties, and some behavioral issues. >> reporter: kyle is eight and knows exactly how sensory friendly yoga class helps him. >> why do i like yoga? because it calms me down. >> reporter: lisa says this special class can help children better cope with being self-conscious, anxious. >> studies have shown that the breathing techniques help with their anxiety. >> reporter: lisa says breathing is a primary focus in the sensory friendly classes which helps with focus , calmness. >> i want to raise awareness. >> reporter: jennifer with autism speaks says sensory
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friendly ohio ace among many special activities planned for world autism month. >> we want to show that there are, different events in the community that people on autism spectrum can, participate in, and that are geared specifically toward them and that are friendly, to the sensitivities that they may have, being on autism spectrum. >> reporter: for kyle he now knows a variety of the yoga positions and has one, favorite. >> now, color blue was selected for the campaign light it up blue because more boys are diagnosed with autism then girls. and for the month a number of buildings are being lit in blue to help raise awareness. last week the white house was lit in blue and you'll see lots of build this is month. >> keeping an eye out. >> thanks, stephanie. high school in philadelphia is getting a face lift. >> yeah. >> mayor jim kenney, city council president darryl clark and superintendent doctor william hite kicked off ground
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breaking at cte high school dobbins. it will be receiving new state of the art classrooms and equipment. that project is scheduled to be complete by 2019. >> get your aggression out too >> yeah. >> get right into it. >> lauren has our forecast. >> i think we feel like doing that to mother nature sometimes. >> owe man, sometimes she does to it us. >> that is true. >> she gave us sunshine and then she taketh away. those gray skies are now in come nation across the delaware valley. we will see rain moving in as we head into the second half of the evening hours. rain widespread, heavier at times and also dealing with the potential for thunderstorms, overnight tonight but getting a live look right now at center city philadelphia, yeah, a gray scene, after some sunshine, to start off our monday, temperatures though still feeling good, 63 degrees our current, wind speeds out of the south and wind has begun to pick up. we will sea breeze i conditions throughout overnight per. wind speed at 16 miles per hour but temperatures are mild all across the area.
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our coolest is 53 in ac but we are at 61 lehigh valley. 61 degrees in wilmington. storm scan three is showing thaws cloud deck firmly in place over last several hours and now leading edge of this area of precipitation starting to push toward d.c. we will see that moving in, to the delaware valley over the next couple of hours. i think in center city philadelphia starting to build in around 10:00 o'clock this evening. much more moisture up wind with the dynamic storm system. center of the storm system out in the midwest but leading edge, moisture, line of the strong to severe thunderstorms through portions of the mid-atlantic region. overnight tonight dealing with wind driven rain, embedded thunderstorms, 52 degrees our low temperature. for tomorrow a interesting day we will have lingering showers in the morning. a period of sunshine through midday. we will see hit or miss thunderstorms develop as we head in the afternoon hours. be sure to keep an eye to the sky all throughout the day tomorrow. high temperature at 73 degrees we have a warm, windy one for
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our tuesday. storm threats for overnight tonight and for tomorrow most likely high threat will be that potential for heavy rainfall, also likely gusty wind embedded in these stronger storms. lightening, frequent in nature , our hail threat is fairly low. tornado threat as well. watch out for heavy wind. things getting going around tenor 11:00 and then we will see rain pouring down, best chance for that is around midnight 1:00 o'clock, 2:00 in the morning continuing until 3:00 a.m. in the 5:00 o'clock hour mostly lifting off north ande but still some showers around for your morning commute but certainly won't be as rough as overnight period. is there your lull in the activity around midday with sunshine breaking out across the area. but conversely 3:00 o'clock into the early evening hours we could see hit or miss thunderstorms that could get feisty. be sure to keep your guard up heading in the second half of the day tomorrow even if you do see sunshine breaking out. that potential for heavy rainfall mount pocono under a
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flood watch through tuesday evening, portions of northern new jersey, mercer county. rainfall accumulations in the city, models consistent picking up half inch to three-quarters of an inch with this rainfall mostly moving through overnight tonight. for tomorrow, the rainy, weather is going to continue, 72 degrees the high temperature. so a warm one. as we head into wednesday, sunshine breezy conditions, mild 68 degrees. storms back on thursday, and then phillies home opener, we will be dodging a few rain showers by friday. >> won't be long now, thanks, lauren. don's back with more sports speaking of that. >> guys, bye-bye fly guys, phillies open up in style and dawn staley reaches the top. we will hear from the philly legend next up in sports.
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don, coming up season open tore day. >> yeah, yeah. >> even more to look forward to at the end of the week. >> home opener on friday, when they take on the nationals. one step at a time. let's do it. second straight year phillies open up in cincinnati, first
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pitch shortly after 4:00 p.m. lets get you caught up on the action. we have highlights as game is in progress first batter of the game first batter of the season for phillies, caesar hernandez, and, gone. a one run shot, he is first batter. second inning we will go freddie galvis, gripping and ripping. three to nothing phillies. game is in the seventh inning and fightins making it happen they are on top four-one. philadelphia native dawn staley is living a dream, yes, she's a time olympian. yes, she's basketball hall of famer. yes, dream just got sweeter. dawn staley's coaching south carolina to the national championship win over mississippi state last night. she's only second coach to win it ever. she has been coaching for 17 years which included eight at temple. >> one of the two opportunities i saw women play when i was younger, national
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championship games, olympics and these were the things that , you know, held dear and near to me growing up because those are the things that i wanted, that is what i saw, that is what i was shooting for and when i could not get it done, in college, i thought that was it because i never wanted to be a coach. >> it turns out, she's a coach and great one at that. flyers had it all on the line last night, they had to win against rangers at ms g to keep their playoff hopes alive they could not pull it off. despite last effort, rangers holding on for four-three win. here are fly guys after their hopes were dashed. >> we had a lot of opportunities this year to get some points in games in the third period where we weren't able to get it done and i think it happened, too many often and that is why we're in the situation we're in right now. >> and check out this little guy. >> ahh. >> during intermission of the
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canadiens/lightening game this weekend. this little guy got a chance to ride around in a little mini zamboni. >> he is, enjoying himself. >> housedog it he is sitting up well. >> pacifier to go with him. >> yes and his helmet. >> all of the necessary things >> indeed. >> that is great. >> "cbs evening news" just a few minutes away. >> scott pelley joins us with a look ahead. >> hi ukee, jessica great to be with you in philadelphia here's "cbs evening news" tonight. catastrophic, mud slide, has killed, hundreds, our correspondent is there. there is a manhunt, after russia was hit by terrorist, today. cdc study find a link between vaccinations and deaths of children from flu, all those stories ahead on the "cbs evening news".
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but first a little bit of japan here in the city of brotherly love. >> when we come back where japanese culture was shown off and where you can see i prodders, shuckersers, and sniffers, [ inhales ] all giant produce is triple checked. farm, crate, and store. we're focusing on fresh... ...so you don't have to guess. my giant.
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philadelphia is celebrating japanese culture at shops at liberty place this week. >> participants practiced their paper folding skills by learning to create intricate cranes and flowers, and every day this week the shops at liberty place will feature a different educational event surrounding japanese culture
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like classical japanese dancing and story telling. thanks for watching "eyewitness news" at 6:00 o'clock. we will return at 10:00 o'clock on our sister station wpsg the cw fill and we are back here on cbs-3 after the ncaa's, national championship game. >> it will be a good one. up next, "cbs evening news". tonight a mounting fight in the senate, as confirmation for neil gorsuch as next supreme court justice head to a full vote. will democrats cross party lines and join republicans or will republicans invoke the nuclear option? jan crawford has more on the impending fight, from new york here now is scott pelley. we will see you after ncaa basketball. take care family. we will see you tonight.
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captioning sponsored by cbs >> pelley: a spigot in the trump trust. turns out the president can tap into his trust for cash any time he wants, raising questions about this pledge. >> president-elect trump wants there to be no doubts in the minds of the american public that he is completely ice -- isolating himself from his business interests. >> pelley: also tonight, the desperate search for survivors of the colombian mudslide that has killed hundreds. a new study says the flu shot can be a lifesaver for children. and... >> ncaa champions... >> pelley: the sweet taste of victory for a college basketball trailblazer. >> i'm going to enjoy it. this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley.

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