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cope what investigators know about the tragic crash hasn't was behind the wheel. >> it was morning much like any other for steven maher he headed out with a jog with his dog neither came home a teen driver hit and killed the robbinsville superintendent and his pet tonight community is vowing to come together and be strong g evening, i'm iain page. >> i'm lucy noland. tonight those who knew steven maher said he made immeasurable impact. let's get straight to fox 29's bill anderson in robbinsville right now. bill? >> reporter: good evening. lucy and iain. here in robbinsville, new jersey, an entire community is in mourning over the loss of a leader and a friend. the effect of the death of school superintendent dr. steven meyer was so large that the entire district was closed today. and tonight, the healing process begins. >> i always saw him in the hallway and he would always smile at me and it always made me feel like happy.
>> dr. steve meyer the superintendent of robbinsville, new jersey, schools tragically lost his life today when he was hit by a car as he went for his morning jog. as words spread, his effect on the community became clear. >> extremely missed. he's such a strong part of the community. strong member. >> he was just a friendly guy. he was an open guy, and for something like this to happen it's completely unexpected for this community, and we all, you know, are in a deep sorrow right now. >> reporter: at a press conference this morning the mayor along with several other dignitaries expressed dr. meyer was a respected leader but much more than that. he was a friend. >> with great sadness that we're here today. dr. meyer was beloved by our community. he was our superintendent. he was our coach. he was our friend. >> along with the news of the doctor meyer's pass pg the community also is forced to deal witness fact that the car that killed dr. meyer was driven by a robbinsville high school student on her way to a class trip.
>> she's in our thoughts and prayers as well. her and her family. i don't know who it is but she's part of this community, and we want to support her as well. >> reporter: no word yet on whether the driver will face any charges but for now, a devastated community isn't thinking that far into the future. they're still trying to deal with what happened this morning. >> you'll see we'll come together and we'll heal. >> reporter: guys as you can see behind us people are already starting they've been dropping flowers all day for a vigil that takes place tonight in fox moore community park at about 7:00 o'clock. we're expecting large numbers. so that people can begin that healing process. iain, back to you. >> bill, thank you. of course we'll continues to follow this story on our website fox29.com. you can head to our home page for the latest on the investigation and how people are remembering meyer. >> breaking right now huge traffic backup on i-76 take a look at the westbound lanes near
route 202 at about gulph mills in montgomery county. all of what you're looking at right there and these -- this is live stream that's why it's a little bit interrupted here and there. all of this is the result of a crash involving two tractor trailers and three pick ups like i said this is live. a live stream from one much our cameras in the area. so far we do not have reports injuries. we don't know what happened either. needless to say, if you can avoid this area, it's best that you do so. developing right now out of the city's ken sipping ton section horrifying seen as a woman with her throat slashed stumbled down a street. police are now trying to find who did this. good samaritans got to her and they called for help. >> now that woman is in critical condition at a local hospital. fox 29's sabina kuriakose joins us now. she's life outside police headquarters tonight. sabina? >> reporter: iain, this crime was so gruesome this victim could not even call for help because of the wound to her throat. she had to find another way to
get somebody's attention. >> i knew her throat was slashed because it was wide open. it was from here to ear. >> reporter: like a scene from a nightmare. paul rab stepped out of his frankford avenue home 3:00 this morning when a woman strag gird down the street soaked in her own blood. >> got a towel out and put it around her throat and she stumbled down the street right here and fell right there. >> reporter: paul passing motorist ran to her help trying to stop the bleeding. paul thinks the 40-year-old woman was attacked elsewhere and may have been dumped from a vehicle -- dumped from a vehic vehicle. she lurched herself in front of the pass are driver to get somebody's attention. >> she knew she was probably going die. and if he didn't pull over and do what we did she'd be dead. >> reporter: early tuesday detectives following the woman's blood soaked path. >> they found a trail of blood that extends about 75 feet west from frankford avenue to stella street. >> reporter: police say the woman carried no id. and she couldn't speak as a
result of the 12-inch gap gash to her throat. >> you don't ignore something like that and just walk away. i mean i wouldn't. i hope, f something like that happened to me i wouldn't want nobody stepping over me and keep on going. that's just not right. >> reporter: now, the woman underwent three hours of surgery at temple university hospital where cherie mains in critical condition. police have not yet released her name and they haven't announced any arrests. iain? >> sabina, thank you. torments night police are trying to find a driver who ran over a man and left him to die in the street in west philadelphia. someone called police for help when the man was found lying on the road at 45th and mark streets early saturday morning. doctors had the hospital later realized he'd been hit by a vehicle. the victim has been identified as 27-year-old jamal morris who graduated from drexel university with an engineering degree. he was on his bike when he was hit. he died yesterday at the hospital from brain injuries. his mother has this message fort
responsible driver. >> i am pleading with the person who hit my son, i forgive you so you need to know that i forgive you. please come forward and let the world know. let the people know. let the police know. i was driving home, whatever the case was, and i hit him. i wasn't thinking and then i did not stop. >> police have very little information about the vehicle involved in that hit-and-run. investigators in new castle county, delaware, are looking for the man who attacked a runner newark police say a 23-year-old woman was running along the james f. hall trail last night when someone pushed her from behind and punched her several times. someone saw the woman lying there unconscious. called police. medics they are christiana hospital. with don't know her condition. police are saying the attacker was a man wearing a ski mask and gloves. to your fox 29 weather authority now. historic flooding in texas police in houston say at least
five are dead as parts of the city in undated with more than 20-inches of water. the governor has declared a state of emergency in minute counties. thousands of people have been forced to leave their homes. many families only able to take what they could carry as that water rushed inform let's check in with meteorologist kathy orr for a look what's happening now. kathy? >> fours it's been seven days of dry weather, and on the flip side, all of the rain has stayed to the west and that is why texas has had so much flooding and so much rain. you can see right here right through parts of waco extenting town towards houston where the bulls eye is occurring. you can see the purples also that white color where 21, 24, 25-inches of rain not uncommon with over a thousand rescues in the houston area. now, the good news the heaviest rain is moved eastward. the pattern is breaking. we're watching cooler sink down from the northeast into the philadelphia area, and we will be seeing the clouds but at least texas and the southeastern part of the country will be
catching a little bit of a break. 71 in philadelphia. 58 in the poconos. 67 in allentown. as temperatures continue to cool from north to south. we'll fall through the 60s into the 50s during the evening. and coming up we'll talk about more changes in our weather. a cool wind, more frost and late week rain. so no more dry days after this week. we'll talk more about that with the seven day later in the broadcast. we'll see you then. >> all right, kathy, thank you. bail has been set for one of the men involved in the shooting of a philadelphia officer. bail has now been set at $500,000 for seam koy yet meanwhile scott grief fin has not been arraigned yet. he shot the officer james mccullough sunday night. the officer tried to stop a carjacking on market street. the officer was released from the hospital last night. the man accused of killing a pennsylvania state trooper was back in court today. eric frein was escort flood the pike county courthouse for a pretrial hearing. frein is accused of shooting two
state troopers at the blooming grove barracks in 2014. corporal brian dixon was killed and trooper alex douglas was critically injured. during today's hearing frein's attorney asked the judge to throw out a taped confession from frein a hearing on the suppression of evidence motion will happen friday. the flyers are in one tough spot after last night's 30 straight loss to the capitals but getting more attention than the loss itself is what some of the fans did inside the wells fargo center. their actions resulted in penalty against the team. let's get straight to how war eskin he joins us from the newsroom. howard of all nights. >> my gosh, it was worse than the penalty. last night was supposed to be night where a tribute to ed snider was going to add energy in the building and to the player that is were on the ice. it was a terrific tribute to ed snider with a video presentation before the game. now the team did not do their part because they played a terrible game. that's bad enough but the fans were a disgrace when they pummeled the ice with the bracelets they were given to light up the building.
all right. so let's start with the light show from the bracelets that really gave a very nice touch to the building before the game started. but then many fans turned into class less bunch of morons after the caps fourth goal and a fight. so the fans took the flyers poor play to throw the keep sake bracelets on the ice. oh, it got worse. after the pa influencer lou nolan told the fans any more throwing the bracelets on the ice would result in a penalty, so then the idiot fans through more on the ice. at least one hit a washington player. now it's bad enough at any game but on the night the team gave a tribute to ed snider it made it beyond despicable. one fan through a hotdog on the ice. the flyers didn't make it any better turning the game into a bar fight and the caps coach called the flyers out. >> we pulled a game away and they weren't interested in playing any more. um, and so, you know, we ended up on the power play for the last seven, eight minutes, and um, you know i just thought it
was, you know, it wasn't -- it wasn't good for the game. >> it was 19,000 people and 200 through the bracelets. pretty good ratio. >> 200. more than 200 but i don't care it was a lot of people. fans in this town complain when people around the country call the city out for incidents like this. now as far as i'm concern the people that sat next to those that did not do anything or say anything should be embarrassed. and some fans i heard on wip this morning were proud of what they did. so from now on, when you get called out on these -- by -- on these fans nationally and in this town you are getting what you deserve. more from the game and hear from sam bradford coming up in sports. >> all right. howard, thank you. a man under arrest accused of dressing up like a police officer. but the charges don't end there. the text message police say he sent that completely blew his cover. dozens of exotic birds force
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battle for new york is front and center. political analysts are calling it one of the most critical presidential primary contests in recent history. >> republican and democratic candidates leaving nothing behind with 2016 race hanging in the balance. fox's joel waldman has got the latest now from the campaign trail. >> reporter: as primary day in new york winds down the pressure on donald trump and hillary clinton is mounting. for clinton leading by double digits in most polls, it's a chance to finally put bernie sanders in her rear view mirror. >> i've been called a lot of things in my life, but i've never been called a quitter, so you and i have that in common. >> reporter: trump carrying 30-point lead could still void a couldn't testified convention with a decisive victory in his home state. >> every indication that we have brian is that isn't it a sweep it will be a near sweep by trump in new york and he needs everyone of those extra delegates given that he's bleeding delegates in a lot of other places around the country. >> reporter: the spotlight on new york unusually intense with
a 247 democratic and 95 republican empire state delegates bow he potentially changing the face of the entire race. donald trump voted earlier today doing his part to rake in those much needed delegates. >> it was a great honor really. who would have thought this was just a great honor and i think it's a great honor for new york. >> reporter: of two trump's own children unable to vote because they did not register in time. new york primary closed to millions of independent voters in the state something bernie sanders told reporters he'd like see changed. >> 3 million people in the state of new york who are independent lost their right to vote in the primary. that's very unfortunate. >> reporter: ted cruz trailing by double digits in pennsylvania holding campaign event there tonight hoping to rip away enough delegates from trump to force a contested convention. in washington, joel waldman, fox news. >> you can watch how it all turns out tonight on the fox 29 news at 10.
we'll have up to the minute results from the latest contests along with the candidates reactions and fine the latest information on fox29.com. democrats already preparing to take over philadelphia ahead of their convention this summer. >> the party's mascot will soon mark its territory across the city. so to speak. the dnc host committee unveil its program called donkeys around town today. you'll find 57 fiberglass donkeys throughout the city. they represent each state five u.s. territories and nation's capitol and democrats abroad. local artists are going to paint the donkeys with images specific to the state or territory they represent. democrats are looking for ways to engage philadelphia and even if they're not attend the convention. >> the host committee wants this to be great convention for the democratic party and its nominee but we also want to make it great convention for the people of philadelphia. to feel a part of this convention. so we'll roll out a number of events that the people of philadelphia can participate in.
>> pennsylvania's donkey includes images of harrisburg skyline, a groundhog as you saw right there and images of the amish. after labor day these donkeys will hit auction block gone to the highest bitters. the man who governor tom wolf replaced from the chair position on the school reform commission is suing the govern governor. dill breen was removed from the position of chairman of the src last year and in march of 2015 he said he thought the move was illegal. now he's suing the governor to try to get his job back. he says wolf does not have the legal power to remove him. green says he's the best one to get philadelphia schools back on track. >> i don't think of this as a permanent position. i think of it as temporary position leading to a transition to local control and i believe that the skill set i have will be the, allergy put us in the best position to accomplish th that. >> wolf's officer says the governor used his authority to bring in new leadership to the struggling district. >> a disturbing find inside of a
bucks county bar. dozens of he can on the tick birds living in filthy conditions. spca officials are now caring for those birds. >> basically it was a puppy mill for birds. as fox 29's sabina kuriakose tells us they need your help. report. >> parrots i believe have the iq of a two-year-old. >> reporter: 35 of them according to bucks county spca officer nicky thompson. thompson led the raid friday that seized the exotic birds from this home in kitnersville, bucks county. macaw, african gracious cock toos and conures all the spca says kept in dark covered cages with little light thompson says the intelligent animals got little stimulation. several of them speak. among them boogie wagon bee a blue fronted amazon that loves to sink. ♪ >> we think she was a wild caught bird and probably about 40 years or so. between 30 and 40 years old. >> reporter: the birds were
being hoarded by a breeder who sold the chicks. most are mating pairs, some nursing eggs. all allegedly found in filth all with health problems, thompson says, stem from severe neglect. >> some of the cages contained what we refer to as stalagmites of excrement. that were probably about two to 3 feet high. kind of a bird mill versus of a puppy mill. >> reporter: we went to the home the birds were taken from. a man there didn't want to talk to us. thompson says the spca has filed 35 charges of animal cruelty against 59-year-old edward mcart tell the alleged owner of the parrots. this is the barn the spca says the birds were kept in. 35 parrots now being tenderly cared for by the spca staff. this female came in with a wound so severe veterinarians worried they'd have to sever her leg. so far she's been responding well to treatment. bucks county spca says the birds need so much care that they're
now asking for donations to help cover all of the vet bills. they're asking people to is that by and drop off food and pet supplies and the spca says it is taking the names of anybody who wants to adopt the parrots once they're available. in quakertown, sabina kuriakose fox 29 news. texas to pick up a cake nothing sweet about the message written on it much the offensive word and why the bakery says don't blame it. >> the governor of michigan says the water in flint is safe to drink again. what he's about to do to show people just how seriousness and we're taking you to the first restaurant run almost entirely by those guys, robots. they can still not do very important things.
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compound with a gun and began shooting. at least 28 people were killed. more than 300 others are injur injured. taliban insurgents stepped up their attacks after announcing the start of their spring offensive last week. capitol hill congress is trying to figure out how to best strike a balance between privacy concerns and protecting the american people. law enforcement and tech industry leaders testified at a hearing on encryption. the hearing comes after the standoff over that locked iphone belonging to one of the san bernardino terrorists. some members of congress have been floating a legislative solution proposed bill would force tech companies to provide assistance to the feds but other lawmakers say they want to find consensus on the issue. >> we can no longer be a battle between two sides, a choice between black and white. we take that approach the only out come is that we all lose. >> draft of the proposed legislation was released last week but it's unclear when or if it will come up for a vote. michigan governor rick schneider is leading by example to prove the water in flint is
now safe when filtered. the governor says he will drink the water for a month straight. schneider visited a home that previously had high lead levels in its water and leftie with 5 gallons of it. flint residents challenged officials who say the water is safe to drink. schneider says he'll get refills from other homes. >> we're going to continue to distribute water to people that want to go that course of action, but at the same time, it can make your life much more convenient to use a filter and the filters are working well. >> the governor has apologized for administration's roll in the water crisis as you heard him saying he's asking residents to use filtered water for drinkin g and for cooking. >> amounted arrest accused of of dressing up like a police officer but the charges don't end there. the text message police he sent that completely blew his cover. >> young boy is using every free moment to help the homeless. it's a pure generous gesture. but he has a deep personal reason for his passion. kathy? >> two days straight we're
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♪ welcome back. live look at philadelphia international airport. i don't know why you'd want to fly anywhere it's so pretty around here right now it. >> skies stayed clear. temperatures are mild. no complaints around here. meteorologist kathy orr has how long this is going to last coming up in your fox 29 weather
authority. in robbinsville, new jersey the community is mourning the loss of school superintendent steve mayer. he was hit by car as he went for his morning jog. the car that killed him was driven by a robbinsville high school student. there's no word on whether that driver will face charges vigil will be held tonight in his honor at fox moore community park. the search is on for the person who slashed a woman's throat then dumped her along the streets of kensington. police say good samaritans saw the woman staggering along the 2900 block of frankford avenue this morning. she was covered in blood. they called 911. she is now at temple university hospital in critical condition. police in georgia just arrest add man they say was impersonating one of their own. now they're worried there could be more than one victim. >> but officers say the arrest may never have happened without the help of a quick thinking restaurant manager. fox's natalie poe so has the story. >> reporter: stopped in a sting. arrest caught on police code body cameras. take taken into custody this man
who they say posed as a brother in blue trying to commit extortion under the id detective o'neal. >> the 29-year-old arrested because of this man, the manager at a restaurant on seep nick highway who says ahmed called looking for one of his employees claiming to be conducting an narcotics investigation. >> tried to use fear and you know he was telling me how he's been watching him. he doesn't know where his sources came from. >> reporter: believable until demand police call extortion. >> i get text message saying if you can come up with $500 we can make the arrest. >> reporter: chen contacted snellville police set up a meeting with the fake detective instead of cash, ahmed got cuffed. >> you don't know who you're dealing with. someone had that would pretend to be something that they're not you just don't know what they're capable doing. >> since posting about the story on social media others have come forward. >> we received information that he had tried extorting money
from other individuals. those other individuals are in the united states illegally they did not want to formally file any complaint or charges even though we attempted to get them to file a report. >> prosecutors have charged him with criminal tempt to commit extortion and impersonating a police officer. investigators are now work to go find any other possible victims. let's get back to your fox 29 weather authority now. as we take look outside. what a beautiful day out there. >> i just love it. >> not as warm as yesterday but still pretty nice out there. people don't need jackets. >> not at all. the weather has been great. a little bit of wind because kathy is saying we've got this kind of different front moving in. >> door front. >> back door front. >> yeah. back door front. sneaky. >> that omega bar any more. >> they're really paying attention this week. as meteorologist we love that. >> no spaghetti models, please no. >> no new york city, no. pure and simple today. take look at today's highs running about 15 to 20 degrees above normal again. the atlantic city airport 80 degrees today. that was the warm spot.
philadelphia 78. wilmington the same. reading 72. trenton 72. in doylestown 71 degrees. but watch over the past five hours how temperatures have fallen we reach the peak of the heat about noon and watch the temperatures. 73, 71, 70 and then back up a tick to 71 this last hour but temperatures falling with that back door front. yes, winds out of the north northwest gusting to about 25 miles an hour. this is sustained in philadelphia 20 miles an hour wind not a good hair day. we'll stay inside this evening but those winds will continue to come out of the north. you can see a sea breeze down the shore and that's keeping things a little bit cooler there as well. we're watching this front sink to the south an area of high pressure. canadian high will build in tomorrow with a high temperature of 68 degrees. so that's some 10 degrees cooler than today. but still above average for this time of year. so you got love that. in the city overnight it's going to be cooler than it has been. 45 degrees.
in the suburbs going for 38. much cooler with a breeze out of the northwest gusting to about 20, 25 miles an hour overnight and even during the day tomorrow. for tomorrow, see some high clouds. 68 degrees a light breeze out of the north about five to 10 with gusts early in the day. if you're a seasonal allergy sufferer, like me, those maple, juniper and popular trees continue to pop and for wednesday, thursday, friday and saturday those allergens will be high. so make sure you take those seasonal allergy meds. as we go hour by hour, you'll see dry for wednesday. not even a cloud in the sky. by thursday, we see some clouds move in during the afternoon and then by friday, probably midday into the evening we watch some showers move into the region. the next chance of rain once again right on schedule it will be friday. like we said last week. on the seven day forecast, here we go. a few more dry days before the rain. we said it would be nine and today is day seven. so we have day eight, tomorrow and day nine thursday and then
the rain comes in friday but it will be mild 77 cooler behind that front. saturday not bad, 69. sunday 68. monday 69 and then another chance of rain on tuesday with a high of 70. but no severe weather right now friday looks like lit just be showers. probably going to take threat of storms out. >> really? >> we need the rain. we do need some rain. >> all right, thanks kathy. >> you're welcome. >> search for survivors continues in japan after two devastating earthquakes. among the rubble today a glimmer of hope. the video you won't want to mi miss. >> we're take taken to the first restaurant run almost entirely by robots. the service is fast and convenient but still some important things these guys can't do. >> coming up all at 6:00 a local woman never received a delivery but surveillance video makes it pretty easy to figure out what happened. there you go. police are looking for this guy tonight. they didn't have to look very far for what he stole.
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fight for equal pay for equal work. katie mcginty will protect social security and medicare. that's why president obama and vice president biden support her, too. she'll make a heck of a senator.
♪ rescues continue after saturday's powerful earthquake in ecuador. three people rescued from the rubble off a shopping mall after being trapped for more than 32 hours. hundreds of rescue workers have fanned out across the country to search for survivors. authorities say more than 400 people died 7.8 magnitude quake. japan major rescue efforts continue after two violent quakes struck last week. japanese authorities say searchers found a woman buried under the mud and rubble of a landslide early today. she had been there for quite sometime. the search goes on, of course, as u.s. military joined japanese troops to assist in the relief efforts. it is a state of emergency in several texas counties as heavy rain floods the houston area. >> at least five people have been killed since those waters began to rise over the weekend. emergency crews have been called on to perform thousands of water rescues as dozens of houston subdivisions flooded and at
least two inter states are underwater near the downtown part of the city. people are under a flash flood watch through tomorrow. >> there's a lot of people back here that we have no running water in our neighborhood, half the neighborhood doesn't have power. it's pretty grim. >> it's very surreal. you see this on tv all the time, and you just don't ever think it will be you. >> the sea level see vulnerable to flooding each year. climate experts long criticized city leaders for not coming up way solution to deal with those flood issues. texas pastor picked up a cake but there was nothing sweet about the message written on it. the offensive words and why the bakery says don't blame it. >> an accident during a soccer game sends a teen to the doctor and what they found left him fighting for his life. why this case is unlike any other.
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♪ atlantic city is now paid the rest of the money it owed to school system. the taxes owed by the cash strapped shore town of more than $4 million. that payment came just in time. a judge was set to consider freezing the city's money until it made the payment. atlantic city still owes its schools more than $25 million due by the end of this school year. fallout continues from a controversial state law in north carolina. pearl jam just announced it's canceling a show in the tar heel state. the rock ban says it's scrapping tomorrow's concert in raleigh because of the passage of house bill two which the ban band
calls discriminatory against transgender people. boston also canceled upcoming shows in carl and before that ringo star, bruce springsteen and circ-du-soleil axed north carolina shows. a gay pastor in texas taking legal action after he says he received a cake with a disgusting message. >> but the bakery where he got it says their employees are not to blame. fox's bridget spencer has the story. >> reporter: jordan brown serves as pastor for the church of open doors lgbt welcoming congregation in austin. brown is also openly gay. thursday when he went to wholefoods to order a cake for one of his members he claims a slur was written in icing on the cake. >> for me it was humiliating because being a pastor who is also openly gay, um, i've had to
deal with this in the past. >> brown says he orders cakes from north lamar store all the time so much he's gotten comfortable with the service. >> i grabbed it and i didn't even look at it. >> reporter: his attorney says they reach out to wholefoods but did not get an answer. but fox seven did. they say "our team member rotor love wins at the top of the cake as requested by the guest and that's exactly how the cake was packaged and sold at the store our team members do not accept or design bakery orders that include language or images that are offensive. wholefoods mark has a zero tolerance policy for diss crem nation. we stand behind our bakery team member who is part of the lgbtq community and additional team members from the store who confirmed the cake was decorated with only the message love wins. unquote. >> we can refer to viewers and the whole world to the video that my client says is available on youtube which shows pretty
clearly that the cake is sealed wholefoods sticker on it. >> brown is suing for intentional infliction of emotional distress. he says the slur on the cake made him think of the times in his past that weren't so great. >> the feeling that i had just resurfaced a bunch of, um, painful memories of things that have happened to me. >> brown says he wants list lawsuit to show that prejudice cannot be tolerated anywhere in any form. turning to your health now, the health of kids with lgbt parents. despite what some critics say children who have same sex parents have no clinical or social differences than those with different sex parents according to new study publish in the journal of developmental and behavioral pediatric. the research took a look analyzed 190 households of all kinds research hers look at children's general health emotional difficulties, coping
skills and learning behavior. the study found no differences in family relationships child out comes, however, same sex parents did report more parenting stress. new rhee research provides more information about the link between a breast abnormality turning into cancer and errly intervention radiation. researchers presented their study at american association for cancer research annual meeting. they say women with a non invasive breast abnormality were at higher risk for developing malignant breast tumors if they did not receive timely radiation therapy. meanwhile casual game of soccer at north carolina led to a teen uncovering a cancerous tumor. >> fox's ashley talk to the boy and his family about that surprising discovery. >> it was terrifying to think that your child had cancer. >> reporter: 17 year old wesley peterson is like any other teenager. but less than month ago, came diagnosis that change his whole life. >> they said it is mass on my
kidney. so they had to remove my kidney. >> they were 99% sure it was cancer. >> reporter: it's a phrase no parent wants to hear. your child has cancer. >> unbelievable that, you know, things like that don't happen in your own family. it's everybody else's family. >> reporter: doctors told the petersons wes hal a rare form of cancer called a womb's tumor. >> not really expecting that. i mean, i went in 'cause they thought it was kidney stones and came out knowing it was cancer. so that was definitely a very shocking moment. >> reporter: just a few days later, his right kidney was removed. >> once they actually had it out and found that it had gone to one of the lymph nodes then that whole protocol of chemotherapy and radiation came into play. >> reporter: now wesley is going through radiation treatments and will undergo 21
weeks of chemo. >> it went so fast that we really didn't have a whole lot of time to think about it or process it which was probably good. >> reporter: this started when wesley was hit with a soccer ball while at practice in march. >> we were warming up, and kicking the ball back and forth, and i just kick it to my friend end kick it back and it hit me in the stomach. >> reporter: two days wesley found blood in his urine. his parents immediately took hip to the er. and ct scan uncovered the tumor. >> i think everything happens for reason and i think getting hit with the soccer ball kind of led us down the path to find the tumor before it spread. >> reporter: doctors toll the family that this form of cancer moves fast through the body. and that they're lucky to have caught it when they did. wes system on the road to recovery and says he'll continue to play the sport that may have saved his life. >> definitely going to play for awhile now. >> because this time of type of
cancer normally forms in children much younger than wesley his family says doctors will study the tumor and we wish wesley the best. young boy using every free moment to help the homeless. it is a pure generous gesture and he has deeper perm reason for his passion. >> coming up at 6:00, not just people who need rescuing from historic floods in texas but massive effort underway to save hundreds of horses. beloved dog back with the teenager who relies on him every single day. where the pooch has been hanging out and the amazing thing that happened after we first brought you this story.
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china dee abuse its first robot restaurant. restaurant employs five robots to serve customers. they serve dishes to customers tables according to their orders. kind of just like a regular one. restaurant manager says there are still a lot of shortcomings for the robots like how they can only move along fixed paths and they can't respond to customers but the restaurant believes the idea's business value the robot can work continuously and replace the labor of two people. >> which is not necessarily a good thing. back here in the us more than two dozen cattle are free for the moment in tulsa, oklahoma. semi truck carrying the animals rolled over on an interstate and ones that could escape did. the oklahoma highway patrol says the truck rolled during heavy
rain. troopers say wet roads and speed are behind the wreck. wreck consider pull the truck out of the ditch while crews took out the remaining cows. poor things. driver is not injured but we don't know bout animals. >> video games and sports young boy in california spending a lot of his free time helping less fortunate. >> and hey as a deeply personal reason for doing so. fox's rob ross has his story. >> well it's a quarts called mm quarts. >> reporter: he's nine-year-old boy on mission to help the down and out. but first connor humphries wan wanted to show his fellow fourth graders at wilson elementary school this rock he found interesting. >> then he came here to the food bank where he often volunteers a nine-year-old not playing video games but bagging cucumbers for those who need them most. >> it's actually kind of fun. also, you're actually helping lots of people bagging up foods 'cause they ship it to different
places and i in just doing this it makes me feel like a really nice person. >> reporter: connor's mother says whenever a homeless person approaches them for money, he can't say no. >> i say i'm sorry, i don't have money. he tells me, mom, i know you have a dollar. as we're driving home he always tells me, that made me feel really good. >> reporter: connor is not sure why homelessness touches him so deeply. perhaps it's because his father is homeless. they haven't spoken in more than a year. >> so i want to try and help other people so then don't tend up like him. >> his mother says there may be another reason. >> i think deep down part of him feels if he helps homeless person that he sees somewhere down the line someone might be helping his dad. >> reporter: connor's birthday isn't until august he already knows way wants to do and it doesn't involve going to chuck e cheese or great america. he says he and his friends want to spent the day helping the homeless. >> we would give them a kit and we would give them either
sandwich on the subway or burger and hand them a water. >> reporter: he set up a gofundme set to pay for food and toiletries. that's who he is. >> hopefully people see me doing this probably pay it forward and just to try and stop world hunger. >> reporter: you see what other nine-year-old do's. >> i haven't ever seen one. >> rob ross, fox two news. >> ♪ >> at 6:00 a local community numb with loss. a school superintendent hit and killed while out for a morning jog. >> we're all grieving right now. all of us. and the only way to walk through that grief is to up hold each other. >> tonight the tragic crash and the growing tribute to a beloved educator. ♪ >> a local woman never receives a delivery and surveillance video makes it pretty ease city figure out what happened. police are looking for this guy
tonight but they didn't have to look very far for what he stole. ♪ >> live from center city in philadelphia this is fox 29 news at 6:00. ♪ right now at 6:00 horrific site on local street but it wasn't enough to keep some good samaritans from jumping in that to help they found a woman staggering her throat slashed. tonight she's in the hospital and police are trying to figure out what happened. good evening, i'm lucy noland. >> i'm iain page. this is a disturbing story with some gruesome clues. let's get right out to fox 29's sabina kuriakose where the investigation stands tonight. sabina? >> reporter: iain torque night we know police are looking through surveillance footage taken in the area where all of this happened. now the woman had a foot long gash in her throat and the people who found her say she was fighting to survive and they want whoever did this to her off the streets. >> i wouldn't wish that on my worst and me, anybody, they need to catch this guy whoever it is.
>> reporter: good samaritan paul rabb is shaken. >> it's still playing in my head. >> reporter: horror movie right on his front stoop at 3:00 this morning paul came out to find a 40-year-old woman with fat long gash to her throat. >> i heard the skidding as i was coming out the door and caught my attention. >> reporter: the victim through herself in front of a passing car in a desperate move for help. because of the cut to her neck she couldn't cry out or scream. paul and the driver wrapped a towel to her throat and they called police. >> she knew she was probably going die. if he didn't pull over and do what we do she'd be dead. we couldn't hear what she was trying to say. there was blood in the street and all the down the sidewalk. >> reporter: authorities found a trail of blood extenting 75 feet from stella street where the victim collapsed. paul thinks she may have been dropped there by her attacker because the trail ends on frankford avenue. >> she's a jane doe at this time. she had no identification on h her. she cannot talk about her throat