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then disappointment in virginia as the rocket exploded just seconds after take off. >> on board an experiment local high school students have been working on for a long time. good evening, i'm iain page. >> i'm luce zoo noland. this was a tough lesson for those student scientists. fox 29's bruce gordon live in ocean city tonight with the story and bruce, it's very easy to forget how inherently dangerous rocket launches are. >> reporter: lucy this was actually a commercial supply ship supervised by nasa and heading into space with among other cargo scientific experiments from 18 student groups from across the country including a project from kids here in ocean city high school. of course, it never made it. teaching these kids the hard way that space science can indeed be difficult, even dangerous. >> oh, my god! >> reporter: student vitter catches the pre launch excitement from ocean city high school. watching their experiment go into space. and the shock and horror of
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watching it fall back to earth seconds later in a billowing ball of smoke and flames. >> this giant blast came and we all jumped back and, um, we all just stood there for like at least a minute just like, oh, oh, no. >> reporter: the students from ocean city five girls and a boy returned from wallops island, virginia still shaken by what they had witnessed first hand tuesday night. the ferry craft that would take their micro gravity experiment to the international space station had already been delayed by a day in its launch. tension and excitement ran high. >> when do you ever have a chance of really, um, going to nasa and making -- conducting experiments to go into space? report roar the experiment a small tube with e. coli bacteria, lettuce and a fakes fix is a tiff solution was designed to test the effects of space on bacteria inside an astronaut's intestine. >> why this is important is because, um, nasa is hoping to conduct long-term missions either to mars or to the moon or
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anything, and they need to know how bacteria behaves. >> reporter: but six seconds after lift off the craft exploded with a deafening roar. an ever expanding cloud of colorful debris. >> i was bawling my hours out. my friend allison and gina were crying. actually all of us were crying. it was horrible. >> reporter: nasa officials stressed no one was aboard the craft non one on the ground was hurt but for the ocean city students it's back to square one. with help from their teachers and mentors they are disappoin disappointed but not deterred. >> it's really shown me that whatever, you know, me and my team, whatever we want to do, we'll be supported, and our goals will be encouraged. >> reporter: these kids were never in any physical danger. their viewing station was more than a mile and a half away from the actual launch site. the kids have been promised they will get another shot to get their experiment into space on a future launch of this program and they think that could happen within the the next several months. lucy? >> that will be great thing. thank you very much, bruce. we are ramping up for a busy few
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days in your fox 29 weather authority. saw bruce with an umbrella. you can see our first challenge on live ultimate doppler radar. it's lit up. rain moving through our area. this, though, this is just the beginning. chief meteorologist scott williams, all right. what's going on. >> right now lucy we have that cold front moving through with the light showers. then the temperatures they will start to drop. but the coldest air that's going to hold off until the up coming weekend and also we're looking at a nor'easter by the up coming weekend, too. right now ultimate doppler showing you this thin ribbon of showers moving mostly down the shore right now. atlantic city, ocean city, where bruce was see ale city down to avalon looking alt light shower. temperatures have been dropping, too. in the 40s for the pocono mountains. mid 50s in philadelphia. upper 50s right now in atlantic city. so a few light leftover showers or sprinkles for your evening. temperatures dropping into the low 50s by 11. so right now, we're looking at those showers mainly down the shore. they'll be dry and cool for halloween but coming up we'll
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talk about that weekend for easter, some rain, some wind and potentially some wet snowflakes. i'll tell you where coming up. >> and you can track the weather any time by going to myfoxphilly.com click the weather tab at the top of the home page for the latest forecast information and live radar images. camden county police woman among 40 people busted on drug charges. prosecutors say they distributed heroin and crack across the south jersey suburbs. authorities say the reasoning was responsible for drug sales topping more than a million dollars year. fox 29's thalia perez is live at the camden county prosecutor's office tonight. thalia? >> reporter: iain, the camden county prosecutor says they began investigating ashley bailey once they discovered that her husband was part of the drug rink and we spoke to neighbors on the block where she lives who tells us they are just stunned and disappointed at the charges. >> i told her i said, glad to meet you. we're glad you're to the block report roar edible she and neighbors on south endth street
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in camden welcomed former camden county police officer ashley bailey with open arms when she arrived on the block. now they say, they're in disbelief that the 28 year old was among 40 people busted in a major drug trafficking ring that stretched to the suburbs of south jersey. >> this network is believed to have supplied heroin and crack cocaine to lower level dealers in camden and atlantic county. >> reporter: investigators tell us bailey was assign to the patrol division and was on the force less than a year before she was caught. abusing her position of authority as a police officer. >> particularly accessing police reports to running tags and things of that nature. >> reporter: police say bailey, her hub edwin engram and her brother-in-law nathan ingram one of alleged ringleaders were all busted tuesday morning. 8,000 bags of heroin were among the drugs seized during the raid. >> actually delivered to her house.
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when the name popped up, i was very -- it was very shocking news to me. >> reporter: among the charges possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose. and official misconduct. if convicted of all the charges, she's facing 30 years behind bars. iain, we'll send it back to you. >> thalia, thank you tonight a philadelphia police officer is chargcharged with sliest at any timing -- soliciting a prostitute. investigators say 55 year old ronald thompson was arrested last week at old york road in bristol street. it was all part of undercover decoy operation. thompson half served on the force for 26 years working in the airport unit. he has been suspended for 30 days with intent to dismiss. >> philadelphia police just released new images of the people they are after for an tack and shooting in queen village. officers say surveillance video caught the whole thing go down in the 100 block of carpenter street last week. police say a man and a woman exchanged words with the 36 year old victim before the woman began beating him with a bat.
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police say victim tried to run away the man started firing a gun hitting him in the leg. that man is at jefferson hospital. we don't know how he's doing. if you know anything about what happened, give police a call. >> moorestown, new jersey, police are investigating a report that a man in a car exposed himself to children on a schoolbus. fox 29's sabina kuriakose live in moorestown tonight. sabina? >> reporter: iain, what's really frightening about this is how close it happened to this school. take look. you can see that intersection in the distance just a few hundred yards from this elementary school. that's where police say this alleged predator struck. now they're working to try to get him off the street. >> obviously a sick and disgusting person. as we said we want to get somebody like that off the street. >> reporter: schoolbus full of grade schoolers heading to moorestown upper elementary school just before 8:00 tuesday morning when a stranger did the unthinkable. >> the two children both fourth graders at both males who go to the school were sitting neck to each other. like i said they happened to
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look out the window and observed him, you know, the gentleman made eye contact with them and that's when he exposed himself. >> report roar police say the bus was stopped at a light at the intersection of borton landing and westfield road when the man in a gray car pulled up alongside the bus. the schoolbus was filled with kids but only two boys saw the despicable act. they told their parents who called police. now the race is on to get this alleged predator locked up. >> somebody that does something like that, you know, right out in the open, obviously has iss issues. like i said, you know, to do that in front of some children is, you know, disgusting, you know, disgusting act. and who knows what he might be capable of if he does that. >> reporter: the school district says it is aware of the incident, and is working closely with law enforcement. police say they're trying to track down any surveillance video that may have sap captured this suspect. lucy. >> thank you very much, sabina. unmanned balloon a bust in the search for accused cop killer eric frein.
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state police were going to use the balloon for surveillance. investigators say the dense brush and rugged terrain in the pocono mountain search area just made it too difficult to use. frein has been on the run for more than month now. prosecutors have charged him with ambushing two troopers outside the blooming grove barrack on september 12th. trooper brian dixon died. trooper alex douglas was seriously wounded. u.s. troops returning from ebola missions will be kept in isolation for 21 days. that's the policy announced today by the defense secretary chuck haag gel. the move goes beyond precautions recommended by the obama administration for civilians. president obama says he feels the military situation is different from that of civilians in part because troops are not in west africa by choice. the president goes on to say public health care workers and doctors in the ebola hot zone in west africa are american heroes. >> they do this for no other reason than their own sense of duty. they're sense of purpose.
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their sense of serving a cause greater than themselves. >> obama administration is concerned that harsh confine many policies for health care workers will discourage them from going overseas to help. septa and its union are still trying to hammer out a new deal to that would avoid a massive strike. the philadelphia school district says it does have plan in place if subways, buses and trollies stop running. the district says it has shuttle buses for employees. it also plans to add additional schoolbuses for students and it says it will forgive students if they run a few minutes late to school. now union members have been working without a crack since spring. the union says it would give 24 hours notice before septa workers walk off the job. two years ago today many lives in our area were about to change forever. sandy was bearing down. >> how some people at the shore are still feeling the effects of the super storm. >> and a litter of puppies pulled from a burning home. tonight the dogs and their family are doing just fine.
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we've got the amazing rescue. howard? >> the eagles, they may be getting some injured players back for sunday's game with the texans. but how effective will they really be? that plus a preview of game seven of the world series ahead in sports. >> and protecting you when you sell anything online. we've all heard of cases were supposed buyer is actually a thief. well tonight after the game one local police department offering you a safe zone to make sure you
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for us in the real world, aimee belgard. aimee will fight for equal pay and protect a woman's right to choose. aimee belgard's on our side. i'm aimee belgard and i approve this message. >> breaking news in northeast philadelphia tonight. this is skyfox live over the ramada inn along roosevelt boulevard. somebody has been stab. we don't know the condition of the person. nobody has been transport to do hospital as of yet. what exactly happened, that is still unclear. we're going to bring you more information as it's warranted. >> a litter of puppies and their mom are just fine tonight but it was scary last night. firefighters pulled those pups
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from burning home in mays landing, atlantic county. the dogs and their human family their all okay. firefighters were able to contain the flames at their home in the oak crest estates. the only damage is to a second floor bedroom. >> as we proceeded to search the room we located what we thought was a clothes basket with puppies in it. at the time we found out it was a plastic swimming pools. we handed out to another member on the stairwell and they brought them outside. >> all okay. >> what started the fire is still under investigation. this was the scene two years ago super storm sandy caused massive damage to homes and businesses along the jersey shore. 182 people died and caused billions of dollars in damage. many homeowners in holgate on long beach island are still trying pick up the pieces tonight. >> they shared the struggles they faced over the past two years with our dawn timmeney. report. >> 39 years my father bought it in '79 and left at this time my
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sister and i, and sandy took it away. >> reporter: and two years after the storm, john is still rebuilding his family's beach home on long beach island. he's a contractor so he is doing most of the repairs hum self. >> work whenever i get a chance just to put her back together. whole first floor is gutted roar report john remembers all too well what this place look like after sandy unleashed her fury. >> it was bad and it smelled. the mold, mildew, insulation, the wiring was all shot. everything. it was something. >> reporter: as bad as john's place was, his neighbors had it even worse. you can see the house is gone. it washed right off its pilings crashing this house behind it. the porch is still off and the neighbors haven't been back since. >> you can see the mud line pretty clearly on the back of the door. >> reporter: a couple of blocks away, bill and ellen care are still out of their home which needs to be demolished, rebuilt and raised. because of the extensive damage.
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they've been renting and finally got word just yesterday that federal money to make all happen has come through. >> you wait and you wait and you wait and you wait and you don't understand why it takes so long. >> i think it's going to happen now. and so we're optimistic. but it's been very frustrating. >> reporter: a little light at the end of a very long tunnel. in long beach island, dawn timmeney, fox 29 news. ♪ >> back to your fox 29 weather authority right now. scott, it is going to be a crazy busy day. yeah, that's right. we're talking about a lot of changes over the neck several days. but you know it's hard to believe that two years ago today we were watching super storm sandy making landfall right around 8:00 o'clock just north of atlantic city. you can see ultimate doppler from two years ago showing you those rain bands, the gusty winds and certainly the devastate station that it left behind. right now, a much quieter scenario. not tracking any tropical storms
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or hurricanes but we are tracking a cold front that's moving through right now. with a thin ribbon of light showers most of the activity right now is down the shore. atlantic city, ocean city, moving toward avalon, sea isle city just a few spring kills. this isn't heavy rainfall and most of it will be diminishing over the next that's right minutes to an hour or so. but look at the high temperature today. 70 degrees. well above the normal for this time of year which is 62. but look at the temperatures right now. the high was 70. we're in the 50s right now in philadelphia. in the 40s in the pocono mountains so temperatures have been dropping. compared to this same time yesterday, 16 degrees colder in philadelphia. almost 20 degrees colder in the pocono mountains. here's the front as it continues to push down the shore with those leftover clouds and showers across the area. for your thursday, we're talking sunshine, a few clouds mixing in. it will be noticeably cooler during the day tomorrow. highs only around 60. thursday night it's quite moving toward friday. sunshine to start but clouds will be on the increase for your
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halloween and should stay dry for your trick or treating but watch what happens friday night into saturday. we're watching a disturbance an area of low pressure that will transition its energy to the coast. and develop into a potent nor'easter. we're talking wind and rain for us. wet snowflakes potentially toward the tail end of it but the coldest air will be farther to the south and also west towards sections of west virginia as well as the mountains of the shenandoah valley. we're looking at the greatest threat for accumulating snowfall according to the european model which i think is pretty much on target with this storm system. so for saturday, cloudy and windy, scattered showers arriving. saturday night, winds gusting over 30 miles per hour. rain changes over to wet snowflakes late primarily for the pocono mountains. and then sunday, improving conditions as that storm pulls a way but it stays chilly. temperatures tonight bottom out in the 40s across the area. so definitely colder than last into the and tomorrow only in
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the upper 50s for high temperatures. the seven day forecast will show you upper 50s on halloween. it will be a wet and windy temple game. temperatures only in the 40s. and then don't forget to fall back this weekend. sunday temperatures in the upper 40s and we moderate as we move toward tuesday and wednesday of next week. so the break down for the halloween forecast it's going to be cloudy, creepy, mostly spooky temperatures are going to be in the 50s and falling throughout the evening but once again the rain is going to hold off until saturday with that nor'easter. >> okay. good news for halloween. >> yeah. (laughter). >> that's all right. i'm happy trick are treat. >> exactly. >> world series that is special. game seven makes it even better. we will take a look. and the eagles looked like they may be getting one of the injured players back for this game on sunday. eagles need those players on the offensive line maybe the most important one could be back
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♪ >> well good news coming off the last loss on sunday it's around the injured player that look like they may be coming back. maybe the biggest question is the latest injury to the offensive line todd harremins suffered a torn biceps on sunday much he's gutting it out with a full practice today with the decision coming probably by the end of the week whether he will
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play. now the player that looks like he is coming back is the center jason kelce. very important to that offensive line. kelce missed four games after suffering a hernia. the expectations were that it would be longer than the four games but these players will play even if it hurts. >> right now what i'm going through is just going to be on-going thing for awhile now. so, um, just get out to the point of whether i can push through it and still play at a high level while dealing with it. >> all right. eagles defense is playing terrific. i know there have been some bad plays but the team really good against the run. demeco ryans a big part of that. sunday he's playing again the team that traded him houston texans it's all good for ryans. >> the best move, you know, i was happy, you know, the time of my career i was able to come here to really good football team and i'm just -- blessed to end up in a really good situation here in philly. so it's been going well for me.
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i'm happy it work out the way it work out. >> it sure is good because houston stinks. the final game of the baseball season tonight. doesn't get -- i'm just telling you like it is. it doesn't get any better than game sevens of the world series. the royals set this up last night. kansas city a tough time set up the game with a seven run second inning. he and that wouldn't it 10 to nothing. game seven of the world series advantage the home team but it can't get any better for a player. >> it's the best thing you can ask for in this game. going down to the world series. everything you did in the preseason and, you know, it's off season, spring training it means it all was worth it. all the hard work you put in and dedication you put in, you know, got to you this point. >> kansas city wins big news i think joe according to reports goes to the cubs as the manager they will be in the playoffs next year. now the baseball doesn't want that, because they don't like it during the world series. it will happen. >> official announcement tomorrow. or the neck day. >> thanks how war. that does it for us here at
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6:00. >> we'll see you back here after the game tonight. have a great night. inside edition is up next.
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