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plus hbo for one year and multi-room dvr service for two years, all with a two-year agreement. and switching has never been easier. get out of your contract with up to a $500 credit to help cover your early termination fee. go to >> ♪ >> live from the cbs broadcast center in philadelphia, this is cbs3 "eyewitness news". >> now at noon chopper3 over a hazmat incident at riddle memorial hospital in middletown township delaware county. authorities say an area of the hospital had to be evacuated around 9:30 this morning for strong odor of natural gas in the building. patients and hospital staff were evacuated while peco crews and fire officials investigated. the hospital says no gas leak was ever found and the all-clear was given about an hour later. no one was hurt. >> good afternoon, i'm rahel solomon. >> and i'm jan carabeo.
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jim donovan is off today. a home invasion suspect is now in can you custody. police say the suspect's crime spree began in mount airy. the home invasion happened around 9:30 last night on the 200 block of west mount airy avenue. police say the man then drove the homeowner's suv to a bank on city avenue and tried to use her atm card. officers spotted him near saint joe's university in overbrook where he ditched the car and then shed his pants and shoes in a nearby yard. >> my biggest concern is safety, you know, it was at night. i have a son. he plays outside. >> generally good neighborhood but every once in awhile something crazy happens and comes in my front yard. >> now, police have not yet released where they caught up with that suspect. he's now in custody. charges are pending. >> former penn state fraternity members back in court today for a preliminary hearing. they face charges in connection with the february
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death of timothy piazza. piazza fell down the stairs at the beta theta pi house after a night of heavy drinking. no one called for help after 12 hours. our greg argos is at the hearings and he will have a report later today on "eyewitness news." >> and taylor swift has just taken the stand in a denver courthouse claiming she was groped by a former radio host in 2013. the singer testified that it was "a definite grab, a very long grab underneath her skirt." did not call police to report the assault because she didn't want the incident to define her daughter's life. the radio host sued swift and her team claiming the claim cost him his job. >> officials investigating a deadly fire that destroyed a mobile home. the fire broke out shortly after midnight on the 23,000 block of lawrence lane.
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authorities say firefighters found one person dead inside of that home. state fire investigators are working to pinpoint where the fire started and what caused it. they estimate the fire damage at $30,000. >> firefighters are recovering today after being exposed to carbon monoxide fumes in chester county. crews rushed to the 200 block of west gay street in west chester yesterday after reports of an underground fire. authorities evacuated businesses near the old west chester courthouse around 3:30 in the afternoon. assistant fire chief scanlon collapsed. he was revived by his colleagues and rushed to the hospital along with four other firefighters. >> he sat up eventually and he seemed to be okay and then, you know, two minutes later they came back to the restaurant asking for more help. >> also as a precaution four other firefighters also were sent to the hospital and all of them are doing fine. they're receiving treatment now and we don't expect any long term effects. >> the fire reportedly started with an underground electrical
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wire. officials say one home and one business were impacted. >> the suspect accused of injuring a delaware county sheriff's sergeant in collingdale appeared for an arraignment this morning. authorities say jeremy jones threw a molotov cocktail at the sergeant yesterday afternoon. the sergeant suffered burns to his legs as he tried to serve a search warrant at a home on macdade boulevard. authorities say jones then barricaded himself inside of the home before he finally surrendered. an eyewitness describes the intense scene. >> he turns around and throws a bomb outside, explosion. that's why more cops came from all over and he had the -- they had their guns drawn. >> now, the sergeant was taken to the hospital for treatment but is expected to be okay. authorities tell "eyewitness news" they found what they believe to be several more molotov cocktails inside the suspect's home. >> it has been nearly five months since the murder of a burlington county mother and her six-year-old son and now authorities are asking for the public's help in solving the
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crime. sasha and her son anish were stabbed inside their maple shade in march. the fbi has stepped in to help with the investigation. >> when you have a close knit community like where this occurred and in the community in which it occurred, you know, people see something, they know something, they don't necessarily know that it was important or maybe they're reluctant to come to law enforcement and we thought that it might help make people a little bit more comfortable coming forward and speaking to us. >> the victim's husband said he discovered the bodies when he came home from a work happy hour party. if you have any information, please call police. turning to the forecast now, it looks like we can enjoy one more warm and sunny afternoon before that humidity creeps back in. meteorologist kate fehlinger joins us live from the cbs3 sky deck with a look at some increasing rain chances as we head into tomorrow. katie. >> that is right, jan. i think all in all we're going to wrap up our work week on a
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relatively okay note but you said it best, that humidity is what starts to real make things a little bit more uncomfortable. it's not oppressive, it's august, it's not like we don't expect this but the kind of humidity levels we're dealing with, oh, it's so comfortable outside. i will say however you notice that sunshine s it is definitely heating things up here at the surface with no problem. so, we definitely have that august warmth with us out there, just not so much humidity. taking a quick weak peek outside at some of our neighborhood network camera shots we start up towards the pocono region, not quite there but in the carbon monroe county area, there's a couple of patchy clouds overhead, currently 80 degrees and nothing but umbrellas as far as the eye can see with a picturesque beach day at rehoboth. up and down the jersey shore and the delaware beaches it was absolutely beautiful right now. nothing but a clear sky on storm scan right now. so let's move it forward. we take a look at the area temperatures as they stand. mid 80's pretty much is where
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we're topping off. 82 at the airport, but yet again we don't have the humidity so savor this while you have it. it's one final afternoon of this before things do begin to go at least a little bit downhill. and eventually we will see some heavier rainfall chances and it does come in time for the weekend. so, we'll talk about which day the weekend guys a little later in the show looks the wettest and also maybe a few changes to the weekend outlook a little later on. >> katie thank you. a jock pot in the weather department today and another jackpot is going up once again. >> nobody hit all six powerball numbers last night which means we also have a shot at winning. here are last night's winning numbers, 12, 30, 36, 47, 62 and the powerball is nine. jackpot is now up to $356 million. oh, all the things you could do with that. the next drawing for the powerball is on saturday. but first we have another shot at winning big again. the mega millions drawing is tomorrow night. that jackpot is up
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$382 million. federal investigators are looking into a series of mysterious illnesses involving u.s. diplomats working in havana cuba. the state department employees began complaining of hearing lose constant painful headaches and other issues late last year. sources tell cbs news u.s. officials are investigating whether the incidents were caused by a type of acoustic device that was placed either or outside of homes provided by the cuban government to embassy workers. >> as tensions be continue to escalate north korea now challenging president trump's fire and fury comments with new warnings. verb nation released a detailed plan about how it will threaten gaum. paula read is at the white house with this latest provocation. >> reporter: north korea's military says it will be ready by mid august. simultaneously launch four missiles that will fly over japan and land in the waters offer the u.s. territory of gaum. the florida and is awaiting
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dictator kim jong un's approval. gaum's governor estimates chances of a strike at 1 million to one but homeland security officials have still told residents to have a plan in place just in case. >> i guess the first thing that comes to mind is, you know, immediately first for my family to come up with a plan about if anything happens, we're apart, you know, where do we meet. >> reporter: north korea's military says a plan is in response to president trump who promised fire and fury for the communist nation if it continued to threaten america. the general in charge of north korea's missile force said sound dialogue is not possible with president trump and that only absolute force can work on him. the president's words promising fire and fury were his own. but trump administration officials insist everyone is on the same page. on whether it's the white house, the state department t-the department of defense we are speaking with one voice. >> reporter: defense secretary james mattis issued his own threat wednesday saying further action from north korea could lead to the end of its regime and the
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destruction of its people. paula read, cbs news, the white house. >> coming up on cbs3 "eyewitness news," getting fired up at a city council meeting. >> quite literally. a woman's purse explodes sudden is and her phone wasn't the culprit. where it happened and what was to blame. >> and how would you like to get inked? the eclipse. we'll take you to one place where that's the popular place to do
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>> back now on "eyewitness news." calling all veterans who are looking for a job. more than 50 potential employers are at lincoln financial field right now for a veterans job fair. the free hiring event kicked off at 11 o'clock this morning and ends at 3:00 p.m. all veterans military spouses guardsmen and reservist its welcome to attend. >> wal-mart suffering backlash. take a look at this photo that has gone viral. several people posted it on twitter asking what were they thinking. the picture shows a sign over a gun case warning own the school year like a hero. wal-mart apologized and condemned the sign. >> switching gears now the solar eclipse is just a little more than two weeks away. >> and a saint louis restaurant is planning one of a kind souvenirs jan. how about an eclipse tattoo. these fittingly named moon rise hotel will party which
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includes tattooing. >> he'll have a miner's hat on and flick on the light so he can continue giving this marvelous tattoo. >> i will be tattooing the day of, during the actual eclipse we'll have a couple small like almost like flashlight style lights going on. >> people across the country will see the eclipse and even feel the temperature drop 10 to 15 degrees. >> and we're gearing up for and counting down to this historic event. in the coming days we'll prepare you for the rare and exciting experience. >> every day and every newscast "eyewitness news" will have you covered with all the eclipse information you need to know. stay with cbs3 and because it's eclipse fest that starts monday august 14th only on cbs3. >> well, how about this one? sparks fly at a city council meeting in nevada when a woman's purse explodes. >> find on july -- >> wow. the explosion stole the show
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at boulder city council meeting tuesday night. luckily the city top firefighter was actually at that meeting and he helped extinguish the flames. we're told the woman it's cell phone was not the culprit, it was another battery in her purse that malfunctioned. the woman was treated for minor burns to her legs. >> well, still ahead on "eyewitness news," the mooch is lining up some tv appearances including one you can watch right here on cbs3. >> coming up what stephen colbert is saying about the short lived white house communications director. his upcoming stint on the late show. katie. >> as we get closer to the weekend things are coming a bit more into focus. while i don't see you'll see a total washout it just turn more unsettled. saturday looks like the wetter of the two weekend days but even still scattered storms. sunday is starting to look up. this little disturbance may drop far enough south that we end up with a partly sunny sky. we'll still allow a chance for a few showers in the southeast part of our area but all in
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>> yesterday you said it would be a perfect day and it was. today a little more of the same. it's a little more hot. >> definitely a little hotter. the dewpoints are still really low. we got to keep in mind the sun angle is still very much -- it's strong, put it that way so i'm standing out on the sky deck wearing my black dress and i'm like, whew. that quickly. didn't take long. so, expect that. but it doesn't feel oppressive outside. definitely a difference. >> really nice. >> exactly. bingo. these kind of humidity levels you don't typically get them throughout the span of time
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during the month of august. it is still an absolutely beautiful beginning to the afternoon here. so, keep in mind that eventually if things do start to go south so for now enjoy this. let's take you outside and start things off with a quick view outside the musikfest festivities going on in bethlehem. this is main street in bethlehem where just from high atop hotel bethlehem things are looking beautiful. should be a nice afternoon and evening and if i'm not mistaken the big act today is toby keith out at the sands casino plaza there so should be a really good show and really great weather for all the fans that will be tailgating for all of this and anything else that you have going on here today, you are fine. it looks absolutely stellar. not just in the lehigh valley but really everywhere else. i mean, the radar, there's a look of anything on it that really tells that story. off to the west we have some heavier rounds of rain actually rolling in toward the spine of the appalachians and it's tough to tell by looking at this map, in fact as i zoom out you'll see a little bit
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clearer perhaps but there are two separate front that we sort of sit between here. now, these are basically putting us in a squeeze play but technically high pressure is still on our side. we are however going to see more unsettled weather unfold. you can see how it's been rolling towards us in the last couple of hours and really the last day and a half or so. so, eventually it does turn south in that regard. the current dewpoint is only 59 after all and remember that golden rule, the lower the dewpoint, the drier the air. in short, the more comfortable it will feel to you. and since we're right on the edge of pleasant and not bad i highlighted both of them for you but with time even as early as tonight it may start to feel just a little stickier. rahel said it. it's august. it's not like this atypical. >> at the airport nice calm wind. the wind direction starting to shift a little bit. as that wind turns more southerly as it will continue to do throughout the rest of the day it may not be a super breezy day but that wind flow is sending in warmth and
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humidity but we're also starting to heat up that water temperature at the shore so this is one of those picture perfect beach days. enjoy it. water temperatures in the mid 70's, a couple outliars like sea isle. lots of sunshine for you throughout the rest of the afternoon and averaging out at about 75 for that water temperature. not bad. the playground is also a great place to go. we're expecting a high of 87 degrees in philadelphia with the low humidity continuing and because you don't have too much of a heat index or rather the humidity to factor in, the heat index is also 87 degrees this afternoon. meanwhile looking forward in the eyewitness weather seven day, okay, i still want to allow at least a lingering shower on sunday but odds are good at this point especially the further north and west you travel that sunday stays dry so that's a bonus but saturday still does look unsettled. tomorrow perhaps there's a shower north and west. monday, jumping past the weekend, there may be in steadier rain that day, too. it all kind of depends on this
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next disturbance and where it decides to track so that's key. we'll keep an eye on it and let you know as that becomes a little clearer. >> katie i think you'll like this next story because you're a stephen colbert fan. >> huge fan. >> anthony scaramucci will appear on the late show with stephen colbert on monday. >> colbert broke the news on twitter last night. now, the comedian did add this, it's just a heads up for our sensors to get ready. it will be one of scaramucci's first televised interviews since he was fired 10 days on the job. the fun begins on the late show with stephen colbert at 11:45 right after "eyewitness news" at 11:00 and stay up for the late late show with james cord dorn at 12:11:00 a.m. >> ent [ dog whimpers ] man: let's go! man #2: we're not coming out! man #1: [ sighs ]
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flo: [ amplified ] i got this. guys, i know being a first-time homeowner is scary, but you don't have to do this. man #2: what if a tree falls on our garage? woman: what if a tornado rips off our roof? flo: you're covered. and you've bundled your home and auto insurance, so you're saving a ton. come on. you don't want to start your new life in a dirty old truck. man #3: hey. man #1: whoa, whoa. flo: sorry. woman: oh. flo: you're safe. you're safe now. woman: i think i'm gonna pass out. can you stop using the bullhorn? flo: i don't make the rules.
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>> welcome back. tomorrow is an all new summer fest right here on cbs3. >> this week we're in new hope bucks county. our pat gallen spending the day at the bucks county children's museum. it offers an amazing mix of hands-on play and learning. tons of local children are hanging out in this giant playhouse. see all the cool exhibits on "eyewitness news" tomorrow morning beginning at 5:00 a.m. >> later in the day our nicole brewer is back and hosting summer fest. we'll showcase the historic charm of new hope. join us for all of the fun beginning on "eyewitness news"
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at 5:00. well, the sixers don't start their games for about a month or so but there is a big game to put on your calendar right now. >> sixers will play the celtics in london on thursday january 11th. it's the nba regular season game in london. sixers last played in manchester england 2016 against the oklahoma thunder. tickets go on sale in november. >> pat gallen has offered to go although i'll cover it. >> how kind of him. [laughter] >> that's it for "eyewitness news" at noon. i'm jan carabeo. >> and i'm rahel solomon for katie and all of us here thanks for watching. >> "eyewitness news" continues at 5:00 and we're always online at >> "the young and the restless" is next. have a good one. >> ♪
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