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one, get your free online valuation. two, drive to your local car buying centre. and three, walk out with your check in as little as 30 minutes. so don't wait. get your free online valuation now. ♪ find out how much your car's worth ♪ ♪ at webuyanycar.com >> right now at 11:00 a beloved new jersey gas station attendant killed by a hit-and-run driver. >> my connection became stronger with him when he passed because of what he did for others. >> tonight the search for the suspect, the clues police are working with, in hopes of solving this case. but first, it is cents a dreary cool friday night, and if you're looking for sunshine this week tends will be hard to find. more rain is headed our way.
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so what about the chances cents after weekends wash out? good evening everyone, i'm ukee washington. >> i'm jessica dean. not all bad news, warmer temperatures also on tap for the weekend. >> meteorologist, jane bilo tracking when the next round every rain arrives. >> thanks, guys, unfortunately not the best news for the weekends, temperatures on their way up, but we have a lot of rain still headed our way for the system down in the mississippi vale all lifting to the north and east, heavy rain with it, this will get here specially late in the day tomorrow, and into sunday. you can see the steadiest rain , showers, we saw earlier tonight, have pretty much pushed out of here. what's hard to pick up on saturday light and radar imagery, mist, drizzle, fog, that's what we're dealing with outside tonight. can't pick up on the tiny particles every mist and drizzle outside but it is cool and it is cents drizzly. temperatures are slowly rising , actually, been about 43 for the past several hours, just risen to 44 in philadelphia, 44 in wilmington , 46 in dover, warmer air starting to lift in
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as our next system approaches. visibility, in some spots, are dropping. seeing half mile visibility in allentown, trenton and the a.c. airport, visible has improved a bit since the lasts hour in philadelphia, but we will see patchy dense fog overnight. so out and about tonight, mist and drizzle continues, patchy fog again, temps gradually rising, on our way to milder weekend weeks do stay in the four's overnight. coming up i'll he will you about whether we hit the 60s again, time out the rain for the weekends and tell you when the sun finally returns. for now, ukee, back to you. >> thank you. tonight the search is on for hit-and-run driver in mercer county. police say the person behind the wheel struck and killed, a good samaritan. the story unfolding in lawrenceville. natasha brown has the latest on the investigation. >> candles still burn brightly in memory after quick check employee who lost his life at work. on february 19th, about 1:40 p.m., 35 year old charles nova, gas attendant here at the quick check in the 300
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block of brunswick circumstance nel lawrenceville , new jersey was struck by a gray nissan altima in the store's parking lot. police say he was attempt to go stop the driver after the nissan hit another car in the lot and then kept going. charles later died from his injuries, and the suspect seen here in store surveillance video remains on the loose. >> charles was trying to be a hero that day. unfortunately, he had to pay with it with his life. >> since the tragedy, kimberly has made it her mission to be an ad vaux cat for the victim's family, and to get justice in this case. a total stranger who used facebook to coordinate this vigil at quick check on wednesday night. >> he was just someone i pulled up to the tank and met when i was cents here to get gas, that's it, but my connection became stronger with him when he passed because of what he did for others. >> the father after young daughter was cents affectionately known as chucky and loved fishing and spending time with family members. his hit-and-run death remains
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unsolved, but folks like kimberly are determined to keep the victim's memory alive >> my mission really was just to get the words out there, that the family needs support, the person still at large, that did this to him, and that he didn't deserve to die like this. >> we did receive a statement from the ceo of quick check it , reads in part, quote, our deepest sympathy thoughts and prayers go out to charles' family and loved ones, he was a valued team member of our quick check family who was without a second thought put the needs of someone else above his own. meantime police are still in search of the suspect who was caught on surveillance video inside the store and the nissan altima he was driving. if you have any information about this case, please contact police right away. in lawrenceville, new jersey, natasha brown, cbs-3, " eyewitness news." >> a search is also on tonight for a suspect who groped young girl in a target store. take a good look at the surveillance photo. this man groped 13 year old girl at target store on rock
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hill drive in bensalem. it happened wednesday night around 9:00 if you have any information on the man's identity, contact bensalem police. >> fire tears through a garage full of school buses in lehigh county. causing more than $2 million in damage. the fast moving flames broke out around 3:00 a.m. in the park land school district garage in ore field. sixteen newly purchased buses in the garage were destroyed, about dozen other buses park outside the garage were damaged. the district is working to get borrowed busses for monday. >> many of our surrounding school district and neighboring school district offered us surplus buses that is they may have, we feel pretty good that we will have school monday, i'm pretty optimistic. >> the cause of the fire is under investigation. >> learning more about the demolition process at the site after four alarm fire in old city that started sunday. the department of licenses cents and inspections has determined the remains of the building at 239 chestnut street are imminently
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dangerous. demolition is expected to begin next week, and will likely take a week to complete there will be road closures during demolition, you can find out more about them on cbsphilly.com. a security scare leads to lock-down at the white house. authorities say 35 year old woman intent tently drove van into security barrier outside the white house today, secret service says she is from tennessee, someone they've had previous encounters with. now facing numerous charges, the incident happened as president trump was in the white house, after holding a press conference with australia's prime minister. the white house on lockdown for about an hour, no one was hurt. >> tonight, learning a new details about missed opportunity about the gunman who carried out the park land school shooting. woman controls to the suspect warned the fbi he had rifles and said quote i know he's going text provide. this is all according to a transcript after tip received january 5th.
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the fbi admitted they failed to investigate the tip. rock scott announced new plan to improve safety in the wake of the school shooting. >> i'm calling foreman did a tori law enforcement officers in every public school. i want to make it virtually impossible for anyone who has mental issues to use a gun. >> the plan includes creating a violent threat restraining order program that allows the courts to prevent violent or mentally ill people from purchasing guns. it also includes raising the state's minimum wage to buy a gun to 21. >> president trump is blasting the school resource officer who chose not to confront the gunman. the president leveled the sharp criticism during a speech to conservatives at conference in maryland. he used his speech to discuss his planning to prevent mass shootings at the nation's polls. one idea he has includes putting guns in the hands every trained teachers and faculty members. >> i would rather have somebody that loves their student and wants to protect their student than somebody
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standing outside that doesn't know anybody and doesn't know the student and, frankly, for whatever reason, decided not to go in even though he heard lots of shots. fired inside. >> the president held joins press conference with australian prime minister this afternoon. the leaders discussed a wide range of topics including gun control, immigration reform, and north korea. >> former trump campaign official rick gates pleaded guilty to charges part of special council robert mueller 's investigation into russian meddling in the 2016 election. the charges include conspiracy , and making a false statement. and he will cooperate with the investigation. also, today, mueller unsealed new indictment against co-defendant paul manafort. this includes allegations the former trump campaign chairman secretly paid former european politicians toss lobby on behalf of ukraine. >> in burlington county thomas , they honored emergency of law enforce.
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that will got above and beyond the call every duty with act of heroism and bravery. >> alexandria hoff was in cinnaminson, awards handed out to some very deserving individuals. >> when you speak with the first responds err about act of bravery, they'll often say they were just doing their job , but an event like this showcases that is there is such thing as going above and beyond. >> hero irk house fire rescues and tragic roadway recoveries. these are stories that we have covered. but that other played a far greater role in. >> this is the 28th annual valor and scholarship award banquet hosted by the 200 club every burlington county. awards presented to first responders for acts that went above and beyond the call of duty. the cap stone of the evening, the honor valor award. >> to me just thinking of the people that were in the vehicle, just trying to get in there, get them out of the vehicle. >> patrolman scott ewan of the edgewater park department was one of the honorees. on january 14 of this year he
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and fellow officers responds today accident that resulted in a vehicle submerged in the icy waters of the olympia lakes in willingboro. >> it wasn't a choice. it was, you know, you hear the call and you go and save somebody. so it wasn't even -- not an option at that point. >> officers on scene took immediate action and plunged into the icy water in attempt to pull the two occupant from the vehicle. >> knowing that you have exhausted all options, nothing you can do to save somebody, you know. >> robert and janet stevens of burlington township did not survive the crash. but the memory of that day has not left the minds of the officers who risk their own lives in attempt to save the cup. >> i we just responded there, so did what anybody would do. >> along with the awards the 200 club also donate $10,000 to local first responders to help offset the cost of college. >> reporting from the merion in cinnaminson, alexandria hoff, cbs-3, "eyewitness news ." >> and as we continue tonight, it was a feel trip that was
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truly inspirational for one group of student. >> and it was all made possible because of one person's vision, tonight, we are giving them three cheers. find out who it is that's coming up. >> also ahead tonight, pushing for change. a local teenage athlete who was benched for wearing her religious head scarf is now allowed back on the basketball court. what she is doing now to reverse a long standing policy >> plus, new numbers are released in this year's terrible flu season. and they're showing a decrease in activity. but health officials are still urging caution, when they're now worried about. >> live look at center city on this friday night. dreary end to the week and it doesn't look much better for the weekend. kate will have much more we can get and when we will finally dry
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>> snows the number of people visit fog r flu-like illness is decreasing. how much, health officials
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caution, the season is far from over. medical facilities around our area say they're still very busy with flu patients. the dominant virus this season has been h3n2. but expert say they're seeing more flu d virus. >> the h32 affect more older folks, very high hospitalization and death rate , does tend to affect those younger. certainly, there is still a fair amount to go this season, probably until mid-april. >> health experts continue to urge everyone who has not gotten the flu shot to get one >> a brawl at a delaware high school basketball game lands a teenager behind bars. >> wield scene at milford high school last night, when a game was interrupted by the fight. eighteen year old randy rick earth, who place for cape henlopen turned himself into police today, office remembers still looking for two other people involved in the fight. the rest of the game had to be canceled. >> a west philadelphia high school basketball player who says she was benched for
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wearing her religious head scarf is answering back. for years she played for mass master i charter with a jihad on her head, but last week she was forced to sit out because the double a policy requires athletes to get prior approval to wear it. the school district has formally requested a rule change. >> it was outrageous at any extent. i was upset. >> the waiver must go. and we will leave no stones un turned to make sure that that happens. >> she will be allowed to wear it during master i championship game sunday. the they say they'll consider changes to the rules. >> this week he can we continue to see black panther dominate the box office and conversation. the film led by a predominantly black cast is a game changer. breaking barriers and records. one local principal new her student needed to see it and she made it her mission, to make sure that happened.
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and tonight, we give three cheers. >> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪ >> the elementary school principal didn't want anything standing in the way of her student see black panther on the big screen. >> a lot of our student have financial difficulties. >> she set up go fund me page raising more than enough to make the trip to the movie a reality for all of her fourth through eighth graders. black panther is the first superhero movie of it kinds, featuring predominantly black cast. and today's world, children are inundated with images and information. how they see themselves portrayed and forms their own opinion of themselves. and, like any great principal, she wanted them to see the power in their potential. >> all of these beautiful things that represent african-american children, that's what we want to put in front of our children, that
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idea that they can see themselves in something. >> their principal sees them, too, and work over time to make sure they had this experience. because she new it would matter. and she wanted to give them an extra opportunity to be inspired. for that, we give jamina3 cheers. >> bravo. >> yes. you know, these teachers and educators, principals they work so hard, then they go on top of that just because you know your kids would get something from t it is amazing >> memories for a lifetime. >> hopefully they were inspired. >> oh, i'm sure they were. >> three cheers indeed. >> forecast as we head into the weekend. >> it will be a wet weekend, unfortunately talking about rain for the past few days, hard to believe just couple of days ago it was in the 70s and sunny, almost feels like a memory, distant memory of days gone by. but we have some rain on the way, temperatures on their way up though. maybe nice little touch of spring as well as we head into next week. let's take a look what's going
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on in bethlehem. you can see a lot of fog out there. everything looking a little bit shroud in the fog and mist and drizzle outside tonight. certainly seeing the same thing as we look at our live camera here on our neighborhood network toward the city, from the palmyra cove nature park. we take you out to that one. you can see the fog shrouding the city skyline. can't see it as we look across the delaware river, visibility low, will come up on you quickly tonight, take your time when out driving tonight into tomorrow morning. not a lot of steady rain but a lot of mist, a lot of drizzle, a lot of fog. here comes the weekend system, lifting in from the south and west, and again you can see one round of rainout ahead of the main push. the actual cold front back leer through portions of oak home, a and texas, does not come through for us until sunday morning. so meantime, as we await the arrival of the front, have few waves of rain to contend with, through the weekend. forty-four in philadelphia right now. temps slowly rising and you can see the warm air, associated with the systemment
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all of this warmer air starts to flood in over the weekend. so at the very least not cold. it will be another wet day. look at all of the green here. only have what seven days so far this month that haven't had rain. this day will be turning green as will the 25th, so been very wet month. 5.29 inches of rain, which is well above the average of 3.12 month to date. but here is the flip side of that. only had 1.4 inches of snow so far this month. the average month to date is 7.7 inches. so, while we've had a lot of precipitation in the form of rain, and not in the form of snow. i don't know where people fall on. that will i know a lot of people like snow, but rain you don't have to shovel it, you don't have to drive in it as dangerously as do you in the snow. for saturday again we start the day with a couple of showers, steadier showers start to work their way in as the day goes on, 3:00 p.m., pretty steady downpours moving through, and as we head into saturday night, again, just waves of moisture, plan for it at any time this weekend. front comes through sunday
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morning, here's 10:00 a.m. that will clear, through the day sunday, does stay cloudy, does stay a bit damp with scattered showers possible right through the evening. but the good news like we said , temps on their way up. you can see 59 tomorrow. 63 degrees on sunday. monday, 62. we're still above average through next week. in fact, the entire seven day forecast features temperatures 10 degrees or more above average. we should be in the mid 50's, and we've got few days in the 60s, as we get into next week. but the good news, clear out the rain, warm air sticks around. in time to go back to work monday 62, with sunshine, tuesday looks nice, wednesday does, too, and notice the lack of cold there. february's seven day forecast without one day in the 40's even. that's not bad. >> not bad at all. thank you, kate. >> all right, leslie up next with sports. >> and then after epic game, drexel's head coach is reflecting on last night's historic win. pen want to stay above ivy league standing.
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phillies start grapefruit league play down i
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>> yesterday the phillies shut out the university of tampa but today the competition got little tougher. they started grape future league action against the blue jays. nick got the star for the fighting's, and jump from this hanging breaker pitch. that is going to go over the wall, and right field. the blue jays will get on the scoreboard. still in the first, rbi single
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here, allowed two runs, four hit, two innings of work. phillies lost two to one, and after the game nick told us what he's going to be working on this spring. >> strike zone, elevating fastball little more, getting a ride out of the fastball, the key pointy want to work on this year, just getting ahead of the guys, feel what it is like to face hitters in a game again. >> before the game all 30 teams wore the caps of the douglas baseball team and held moment of silence for the victims of last week's shooting, phillies and jays both wore the hats during the entire game, signed by the players to be auctioned off. i mean, we feel for those families out there. and the kids who were all lost and, you know, we want to do something about it, this is the least we can do, wear these hat. >> well since the eagles won a super bowl, the flyers and sixers record is combined 14- zero and one. both teams back in action tomorrow. the flyers on the road against ottawa the sixers host the
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magic, eagles quarterback carson wentz will be ringing the ceremonial bell before the sixers game. to only hoops. quakers tide for the lead in the conference. penn never fails in this one. late in the first half caleb wood knocks it down the triple to the corner, scored 12-point , and the quakers demolishing the big green 47 to 46. will take on harvard tomorrow for first place in the ivy league. >> drexel plays theirs final regular season game tons against un c wilmington. you have to wonder what's left in the tank after last night's game against delaware. came back from 34-point down, to beat the blue hens, 85-83, setting record for largest come back win in division one history. >> so today i asked drexel head coach zach, what did he tell the team at the half down 27 points? >> talked a lot to our guys about, look, don't worry about the score. just play to what we want to be remembered for, what we want to be known for here at drexel for this year, and years coming forward, and everything else will take care of itself.
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and our guys stuck to that, and i couldn't be more proud of their effort, and what they did in the second half. >> that was incredible. >> wow. blue hens keep your head up. come on, now, all right. >> thanks, leslie. >> up next, the year of the ♪ we buy any car dot com ♪ ♪ we buy any car dot com ♪ ♪ we buy any car dot com ♪ ♪ any any any any ♪ did you know trading in your car at a dealer could cost you money? a recent study found consumers who trade in their car pay an average of $990 dollars more. so don't trade in... sell it.... to we buy any car. learn more and get your free online valuation now at we buy any car dot com ♪ find out how much your car is worth at webuyanycar.com ♪
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>> sour neighbors observing the lunar calendar are celebrating the year of the dog. "eyewitness news" at the chinatown tonight, where dragon dance performance was part of the entertainment. mayor kenney was cents on hand to wish everyone a happy new year. the banquet is the annual fundraiser for the philadelphia chinatown development corporation. >> kate? >> well, we are finally headed into the weekend, and the good news is temperatures are on the way up. we're back to the 60s, both saturday, sunday, the bad news , not going to see much in the way of sun. few breaks of sunshine here and there early saturday, perhaps, nothing too much as far as beautiful weather is concerned. we will have couple of showers through the day sunday, but the heavier rain comes in saturday night into sunday morning. looks like some areas could see over an inch every rain, possibly even some locally higher amount, even though it is mild not a lot of time sunday to get outside and enjoy the warm
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>> coming up next the late show with steven coal bart. our morning crew is back tomorrow from 5:00 to 7:00. for kate, leslie everyone here , i'm ukee washington. >> i'm jessica dean. always on at cbsphilly.com. >> good night, family, sleep well. >> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪
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