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offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in this case. talked to folks in that neighborhood. they'll tell you they're horrified bite act but not particularly surprised at the violence. as family and friends of the victim gathered at his home to mourn, i yet brown sat next door and wept. she nearly lost her son to violence eight years ago. and says 25-year-old jahlil hubbard was raised by his grandparents when his mother was murdered when he was just a child. >> it's unnecessary. what's the purpose? what is the purpose? you know, my heart just it's so broken for them because i've been through this so i know what it feels like. >> reporter: police say hubbard the 25-year-old father of two toddler aged children was found shot to death in the drive's seat this 2014 dodge charger around 2am tuesday. police and paramedics were called be belate belated by
neighbors unsure of what they were seeing. >> he appeared to be sleeping or they thought he was sick, and some witnesses report he was in the vehicle for several hours. somebody finally called 911. >> reporter: in fact several neighbors told me they heard gunshots a few hours earlier. in this neighborhood, it was barely noteworthy. >> i went back upstairs after i her the shots. i just figured it was shots fired. >> regular shots fired? >> yeah. >> reporter: in fact long-time residents like 90-year-old clarese chambers who knew hubbard his entire life say random violence keeps them sheltered in place when the sun goes down. >> i stay right in the house. if i hear a bank, i don't come to the door. >> reporter: at nighttime do not go out? >> no, sir. >> reporter: not safe. >> um-um. >> brown has seen too much on this block. too much violence, too much pa pain. >> it's just so unfair. senseless death. it's got to stop. i can't -- it's not right.
>> reporter: decks were in the neighborhood today knot knocking on doors looking for witnesses. any evidence they could come up with. we do know there were security cameras on some of the businesses nearby. right around the corner really from the crime scene it's not clear at this point whether that footage is of any value. iain. >> bruce, let's hope so. thank you us new jersey teacher under are a accused of having sexual contact with a student. police arrested 26-year-old edmund harmon at his house in franklin township yesterday. he's a teacher at notre dame high school and investigators say harmon fondled a student and asked the teen to send him naked pictures. the school district has put harmon on administrative leave. a local mother is floored someone left a nasty letter for her about her little boy. >> uses some language that some may find is incentive about her boy who as autism. >> the letter has the all neighborhood shocked. >> shocked and angry. neighbors are definitely upset
and now that the letter is spreading on social media, it's grown well beyond the mayfair neighborhood. the letter was delivered anonymously. but perhaps the backlash will get the message to the center that this simply wasn't okay. >> my son has autism, adhd, pi pica, he niece non food items. he has behavior issues. um, he's in therapy a lot. >> bonnie three-year-old son ryan faces many challenges on daily basis. most of his neighbors know that he's autistic and are compassionate towards the fami family. but recently a letter they received changed everything. >> to the parent of a small child at this house. the weather is getting nicer and like normal people i open my windows for fresh air. not to hear some brat screaming his head off as he flaps his hands bike a bird. >> the opening line of the later was tame compared to what followed. comments that hurt that much more because of the challenge that autism presents for her son every day. >> but the screaming and
carrying on needs to stop. no one wants to hear him acting like a wild animal. it's utley nerve wracking, not to mention it's scaring my normal children. >> bonnie posterior the letter on social media and received overwhelming support, support that seemed to be echoed by her neighbors. >> it's never been like that. i've been here 50 years. so, upping, nothing. it does -- it disturbs me really. >> reporter: it doesn't appear to be any recourse but bonnie's hope is people who see this will think before they speak or write and realize the impact it has on the person you're addressing. >> just utterly stunned by the third sentence. my stomach turned. i felt like i was going to be sick. >> i really did. i felt sick to my stomach. >> reporter: clearly bonnie is aware that no punishment will come to the letter center but hopefully it opens eyes to how cruel people can be to those facing challenges and as always we want to hear your thoughts.
you can tweet us at fox 29 philly or comment on our fox 29 facebook page. iain. >> bill, thank you. all right. we're drying after after rainy start to the day. temperatures are dropping in part of the area could have a what? >> a freeze? >> yeah. i thought we were done with all of that. >> shh. >> chief meteorologist scott williams tracking places where temperatures will dip the most. >> we're not done with the frost and freezes across the area. take look at ultimate doppler with the clouds. rain is moving out of here but colder air is moving in. in fact take look. berks county, lehigh county also northampton as we move into sections of northern chester upper montgomery and bucks a freeze warning early on wednesday morning so protect those sensitive plants. we have clear skies out there right now. that will allow for those temperatures to really drop once those winds diminish a bit. but it's still comfortable. 62 right now the high made it up to 63 degrees. we have 55 in reading, 56 right now in pottstown. 59 degrees currently in atlantic city. but watch what happens hour by hour with future temperatures.
cold start to tomorrow morning. we're looking at mid to upper 30s along the i-95 corridor. and just north and west look at those numbers dipping to or slightly below freezing. we'll talk about 70s though in that seven day forecast plus the a* look at the pollen levels increasing. back to you. >> all right. scott, thank you. princeton bridgeton new jersey will play a south jersey woman to settle a lawsuit. her story and video of one of incidents first reported by fox 29 investigates. lawson claimed her civil rights were violated during two arrests by bridgeton police, one was caught last year on police dash cam video obtained by our reporter jeff cole. it shows lawson being pulled from her vehicle taken to the ground by officers one of whom she was already suing in federal court. according to documents, lawson will be paid $690,000. her attorney declined comment. bridgeton police chief did not respond to a request for comme
comment. the officer in that case has been cleared of any criminal charges. bridgeton makes no admission of wrongdoing in the settlement. things turned violent when a store employee tried to stop two suspected shoplifters in philadelphia. police want to find these two women. they say both women pull out steak knives on an employee at the five below in center city last friday. police say the employee followed the women outside to get back the stolen stuff and that's when they stabbed her in the neck and in the back. the two ran off and we do not know the condition who they stabbed. fight between two men spilled out into the streets in newark, delaware. all over a sale of a car. newark police say they were called to normal street for reports of shots fired. police say caesar correll la on the left and william hannah on the right got into a fight the there. hannah apparently showed up to confront the other man. no word what was wrong with the sale of the car but police say things got physical hannah pulled a gun and fired four shots but no one was hit. hannah ran away but police later track him down and during the
investigation police say they found marijuana at the other man's home. he was taken into custody. mayor jim kenney introduces philadelphia next fire commissioner. the mayor announced the appointment of adam thiel to the post today. thiel has been serving passion deputy secretary of public safety and homeland security for the state of virginia. before that he was the fire chief in alexandria, virginia, thiel says he's eager to start planning the fire depth's futu future. >> really need to bring all the people around the table, bring everybody together, certainly works with the mayor and city council to develop that bring. that's what i bring the skills and background to do that kind of focused strategic planning and that kind of visioning. that's what we really need to do and do that again. >> thiel is replacing derek sawyer named fire commissioner by former mayor nutter in 2014. >> school administrators say more than 100 teaching vacancies remain across the school district of philadelphia as the school year nears an end. substitute teachers are
instructing thousands of students. the district says it's offering summer classes to students who did not have a regular teacher for more than one third of the year. meanwhile in march, the district announced plans to hire 800 more teachers for the next school year. the district spokesperson says the district has hired 500 teachers since the start of the academic year. vice-president joe biden is set to give the commencement address at delaware state university next month in dover. graduation is may seventh. the vp will also address graduates of cira kuhns us military academy this year. skyfox over a bus crash in north philadelphia. it happened near 23rd and diamond streets around 4:00 this afternoon. the crash involved a schoolbus and two other vehicles. two kids on the bus were hurt. and had to be taken to the hospital for observation but their injuries are minor. flyers word yet on the cause of that accident. lawmakers across the country are talking about what's called equal pay day. >> the day hoping to draw attention to how much longer it takes a woman to earn as much as a man.
president obama marking the day with equal pay event at the belmont house historic sight in the woman's suffrage movement. president obama calling on congress to produce equal pay bill recent congressional report indicating a current rates of change the pay gap won't close until 2059. >> if we truly value fairness that america should be a level playing field where everyone who works hard gets a chance to succeed and that's good for america. >> some democrats have called out republicans for not taking action on the issue. meanwhile some analysts on the right say gender wage gap is wildly over exaggerated. >> thieves made off with 800 pounds of brass when they stole doors from north philadelphia mausoleum. the one spot investigators think though doors could have ended up. ♪
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epidemic in the united states. the forum hell at the national constitution center. one of series being held across the country. leaders say fighting the epidemic takes action from all levels. >> that's why we're here today because we're not powerless in this epidemic. we know what works our ability to work together at the federal state and local level our work and our response to come together as community members public health, public safety is where our solutions lie. >> in march, president obama announced new public and private sector actions to tackle the opioid epidemic. ♪ >> isn't that nice? the peace drums steal band kicked off east coast tour right here in center city philadelphia. the band is made up of muslim, christian and jewish children from israel. their mission is to demonstrate that music can overcome adversity. >> i can think of few more
fitting places in which to showcase that message of hope than right here in the city of brotherly love in the city of philadelphia. >> the peace drum steal band performing two concerts in the philadelphia area and one in wilmington many for more information go to fox 29.com. you'll find a link under as seen on tv. down the shore atlantic city is getting ready for the summer season of concerts. >> remember how big it was last year. >> free concerts. >> i'm telling you. it's going get a little country on the beach. always so fun. organizers have announced two concerts one featuring toby keith and the other florida georgia line. keith will perform on july 23 and florida georgia line show september 3rd these concerts are part of a larger announcement yet to come for the upcoming atlantic city beach summer concert series. >> we're following breaking news for you right now. the pennsylvania senate has passed medical marijuana legislation backers hope it can get governor tom wolf's desk later this week.
senate made minor changes to legislation the house passed last month. the bill would let patient who's have a list of ailments obtain marijuana for therapeutic purposes. governor wolf supports making pennsylvania the 24th state to enact a comprehensive public medical marijuana program. to your fox 29 weather authority right now. chief meteorologist scott williams it's might nippy out. >> well it's getting warmer. the sun is out. >> i think it will get cold. >> i'm lookin looking at peoplek street right now. they all have jackets on. >> they have those coats ready because the wind is picking up and those temperatures are dropping. we have a freeze warning far north and west where temperatures getting to or slightly below freezing tomorrow morning the clouds and showers we saw the first part of the day that is rapidly getting out of here. we saw average between two to about .30 of an inch of rainfall across the area earlier today. but once again, that rain it's moving out and take look at the pollen levels for wednesday in
the high category. thursday along with friday and saturday so if you suffer from allergies the main culprits right now maple, juniper and alder. take those allergy meds or some precautionary measures. temperatures right now in the pocono mountain 44 degrees. we still have 62 in philadelphia. upper 50s right now down the shore. so some of that colder air is going to be moving in from the north and west. buffalo already at 41 degrees. upper 40s currently in the pittsburgh area. so here's the front. it's moving out. high pressure that's going to settle in overhead for several days. a lot of sunshine out there. some cool starts over the next couple of days. high temperatures tomorrow a few degrees below average in the upper 50s. likewise as we move toward your thursday, but then friday a little bit above the average this time of year which is 62. and then saturday those temperatures will be flirting with the 70s. so the jet stream will lift farther to the north over the next several days and that will mean warm air feeling more like
april and feeling more like spring. once again for tonight watch those temperatures dip to freezing or below especially far north and west. the lehigh valley moving toward the pocono mountains temperatures even dropping into the 20s and then high temperatures for tomorrow in the upper 50s. but a cold night especially watching north and west. 58 degrees for the high temperature tomorrow. that seven day forecast showing you lots of sunshine really a dry pattern for the next week across the area. and then look at those 70s as we move toward sunday and then monday mid to upper 70s possible so this upcoming weekend many improve from the snow we saw last weekend. >> it's amazing. what a week will do. >> yeah. exactly. wish high comp day on monday. >> play a little golf. >> exactly. >> thank you. >> howard? >> you know what, why don't you just try to play in the cold once in awhile. >> that will never happen. >> yeah. flyers begin the playoffs this thursday but they talk about playing for their former owner. and what's the latest with the
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but we also have to understand the eagles know they have him for this season while he's under contract and the next two if they so choose on what's called a franchise tag. this is what i have been told by two sources. the eagles in contract negotiations with fletcher cox have offered over $60 million guaranteed in a contract that would call for over a hundred million but the guarantee is what really counts. his agent todd france and cox have not center the deal. his agent went on wip this afternoon to dispute my story. >> i'm 44 years old. you think i enjoy people, you know... i shouldn't say people, a person talking about me with this kind of miss information and framing knit a certain way? no, it wants me to be that tough guy and throw on the boxing gloves and let's go at it, howard. let's go. >> let me tell you. i have reserved date at the wells fargo center, todd, and i'm on. you better get your rear end here. >> all right. >> let's break this down. >> todd france represents other players in the same positions in
the nfl buffalo marcel darius $96 million deal with 60 million guaranteed. not his player but kazoo has 114 million-dollar contract. 60 million guaranteed. fletcher cox in that same area with those players so do you the math. and todd france never directly disputed my numbers today. the flyers are back on the ice today for the first time since the end of the season. they are getting ready for the best team in hockey washington caps the series thursday and saturday in washington. then monday, wednesday here the flyers are now playing for their former own 93 ed snider. >> we know he's been battling for long time, and, um, extremely sad time for the organization and his family and just the city of philadelphia in general. we're going try and make him proud here. >> what mr. snider meant to all of philadelphia and, um, kind of puts a little extra motivation because we know that we now the nation looking on us and we got
to -- we got to play oh butts off and make him proud. >> this team is so good. they entreated a lot of pep in their step. >> exactly. >> it's nice -- it's not nice what happened but it's nice they use that as battle cry. >> yeah. >> we'll see what happens. howard, thank you. >> following breaking news in north philadelphia right now. that's where police are investigating a carjacking an shooting. skyfox is over the scene here. it happen just before 5:00 at norris and american streets. police say a 3584 old man was shot in the neck during a carjacking he was taken to the hospital in critical condition. police say the vehicle was found in 2,000 block of randall street but the shooter still on the loose. we of course will have the latest for you coming up on fox 29 news at 10:00. follow up on fox29.com. >> and that will wrap it up for us here at 6:00. >> see you right here back here at 10:00. have a great night. inside edition is up next.
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