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the markings of a devastating murder/suicide. >> it's been more than 48 hours since the short family was found and still no official word what may have led to this. but there have been indicators that trouble was brewing. good evening everyone i'm chris o'connell. iain is off tonight. >> i'm lucy noland. we're also learning more about clues found at the scene. we have been back in sinking spring asking questions working to get answers. fox 29's sabina kuriakose is there. sabina. >> reporter: lucy actually extended family members stopped by the home here. they did not want to talk to us. now reports surfaced today citing one neighbor indicating that meghan short was set to leave her husband and take the kids. the same day the family's bodies were found. condolences now on this chop cardiac center facebook video smiling meghan short and her baby willow posted four months ago. toddler willow set broughting nearly two years of living successfully with a heart
transplant saturday the bullet ridden bodies of 33-year-old meghan, her 40-year-old husband mark, alongside willow, eight-year-old sister leanna and five-year-old brother mark all found inside the family home in sinking spring. police say a gun an murder suicide note was found next to one of the adults. authorities have not said which parent pull the trigger. they say there were domestic issues between husband and wife. >> i just feel so bad with willow. i mean, she was only two years old. >> reporter: deena mcdonough formed a bond with this family. she didn't personally know after reading about baby willow's fight to overcome a heart defect. chronicled on social media and news articles. meghan wrote about battles with post traumatic stress disorder died to willow's hell crisis. deena visiting the scene of the murder monday to say a prayer. >> i was following willow for two years, you know, i would read her blogs, meghan's blogs. >> reporter: report by the reading eagle cites a neighbor who said meghan was planning to
leave mark and move to another home with the children on the very day the bodies were discovered. police have not confirmed that report. >> i wish somebody would have had their kids, the kids would still be here. i feel real bad for them. it's shame. >> reporter: an autopsy is happening today on the body of mark short. coming up at 6:00 online clues that neighbors say led them to believe that all was not well behind these picturesque walls. chris, back to you. >> sabina, we will see you at 6:00 o'clock. two people have died in a car accident in browns mills, new jersey. that crash involving one car happened around 2:00 o'clock this afternoon on route 70 near pasadena road. skyfox over the scene there where it appears that car hit a tree. we are told one person was medivacked to capitol health but unfortunately both people in that car died. it is not clear what caused the accident. the road reopened about 30 minutes ago. north philadelphia car crash left two people injured includ including a police officer.
authorities say the officer was responding to a call when the cruiser and another car collided on 22nd and montgomery avenue right around 11:30 this morning. police say the officer should be fine after getting treated at roxborough hospital. medic treated the other person on the scene. no word on what went wrong. elevator accident in center city has left a sheriff sergeant partially paralyzed. sheriff sergeant paul owens is right now paralyzed from the waist down after the elevator he was in at the criminal justice center crashed through the ceiling. the 50-year-old is still in medically induced coma. cjc reopened today with limited access to elevators the investigation into what went wrong continues. we are on top of a developing story in montgomery county tonight. we are learning who may testify in the criminal trial of pennsylvania attorney general kathleen kane. the list of potential witnesses include her former aids, judges even up? lifts. >> dat judge in the case asked jurjuror if's they knew any of e
people who could testify. fox 29's joanne pileggi was inside that courtroom and joins us live from montgomery county courthouse. joanne. >> reporter: lucy, very long day for perspective jurors and high profile case against pennsylvania attorney general kathleen kane. those jurors have been asked a lot of questions by the judge as both legal teams prepare to try this case. pennsylvania attorney general kathleen kane as you know in the courtroom fight of her political career. she is accused of of leaking sensitive grand jury information and allegedly lying to cover it up. in a political drama that has dragged for for two years. jury selection started today with a pool of 100. they were asked a number of questions and the judge read a list of witnesses that includes judges, attorney general staff and journalists. now on that list, kane former first depth pew bruce breemer her current chief of staff. prosecutor thomas car lou she. de seth williams.
supreme court shaemus mccaffery. philadelphia daily news reporter christopher brennan. the judge and lawyers are of course trying to find out if any potential jurors have any connection to the witnesses or the defendant kane. kane once seen as arising star in democratic political circles experienced her fall from grace when the charges were announced last year. now, she is facing perjury and obstruction charges. as well as official oppression. jury selection continues at this hour. and late into today the trials expected to last about three weeks we are told. kane could face jail time if she is convicted of the post serious charges felony perjury charges. we're live at the montgomery county courthouse, back to you in the studio. >> thank you, joanne. a judge in wilmington is deciding if prosecutors will try a 16-year-old girl as an adult in the deaths of her classmate in a hearing today a police detective said the fight at howard high school of technology left amy joyner frances with cuts and bruises and her
fingernails ripped out. the 16-year-old died in april after that assault inside a school bathroom. prosecutors have charged her classmate with criminally negligent homicide and conspiracy. authorities say joyner francis had a pre-existing heart condition. they say contributing factor to her death was the physical and emotional stress of the assault. we had nice start to the work week. >> yeah. >> don't get too comfortable, though. things relatively cool right now from old city to the poconos. now heat wave number five is on its way. >> not that you're counting. >> not that i'm counting. i know who is. meteorologist kathy orr. hey, kathy. >> chris, i think you've been peeking at in seven day foreca forecast. you seem to know an awful lot about this. we are looking at the clouds they will give way to clearing that oppressive heat coming in this week. you can see the showers and thunderstorms to the south in maryland and virginia. that will stay to the south with the disturbance that will move offshore and clearing line right near harrisburg that will be moving in later on tonight.
but the clouds keeping eight little bit cooler than average for this time of year. the normal high in philadelphia around 87 right now it's 83. 83 degrees in pottstown. peeking in allentown the lower 80s. some warmer temperatures early in south jersey but right now we have a sea breeze in millville. 81. in wildwood 82. this evening temperatures falling through the 80s and through the 70s by 11:00 o'clo 11:00 o'clock. still comfortable and 74. we'll talk about when that heat wave will get going again with your seven day forecast. i'll see you later in the broadcast. >> all right, kathy, we're always watching. all right. happening now, delta airlines is urging customers to call ahead before flights. a computer outage caused thousands of flights to be canceled nationwide. fox 29 camera at philadelphia international airport where we found lots of passengers affected by the glitch with the delayed an canceled flights. delta is slowly bringing its system back online after that outage grounded their entire global fleet. fox's jonathan serrie with the
late hra* latest. >> i've been four hours i think and you're right i should be in at my destination by now report roar delta canceled more than 400 flights and they're operating only a fraction of their 6,000 scheduled flights today after early morning computer outage caused the carrier to ground its global fleet leaving travelers scrambling for options. >> we're just kind of waiting to see what's going to happen. our main coordinator is trying to figure out i think if we can jump on earlier flights to get down because right now we'll be missing our connection. and i don't think there's a later flight to haiti. >> reporter: airline says the outage began around 2:30 monday morning in atlanta and while some flights are departing, passengers should expect lots of cancellations and delays. they had no electrical problems near delta and are saying it was a failed peace of delta's own equipment that led to the stoppage. many passengers weren't happy with delta's response while others tried to take it in stride. >> i would like to have received an e-mail a text, twitter, even
through my app, that didn't happen. >> i'm pretty much calm, because frustrating, you know, getting upset is not going to help, so this is the end of vacation, so relax and hopefully sometime today i'll be home. >> reporter: delta is grand are granting waiver to passengers who's flights were canceled or delayed. passengers may request full refund or change their flights over the next four days without penalty. in atlanta, jonathan serrie, fox news. now delta ceo issued a video apology to customers for the disruptions on its website. he assures passengers employees are working to bring flight schedules back to normal as soon as possible. jailed local mob boss joey merlino has a date in court tomorrow in florida. the 54-year-old is set to appear for a bail hearing in west palm beach federal court on a new round of charges. fbi agents arrested merlino last week on federal charges along with 40 others and authorities
say they include members of five organized crime families. that indictment contains charge that is just racketeering, gambling, loan sharking, arson and firearms offenses as well as health care fraud dating back to 2011. tomorrow prosecutors will argue merlino should stay in jail on pretrial detention as they call it. merlino' attorney says he's fighting all those charges. it was a sad and dark chapter for the world's tallest water slide. a child died riding it over the weekend. questions now about why the child was even on the slide in the first place. show helicopter flying really, really low in florida and the pilot is in trouble. something else police say he did and said may leave you scratching your head. >> plus and elderly couple packing up more than 50 years of memories. they're being evicted from their home. victims of an apparent scam. even more heartbreaking hearing who may be behind it all. later at 6:00 a woman and her family were about to head home after a vacation in
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so far no word or motive or the killer. in southwest philadelphia in the elmwood section, police are looking for two men involved in a carjacking and shooting. >> it happened just before 12:30am today at 60th and woodland avenue. that's where police say that a 31-year-old man was lying on the road. they found him there. the carjackers had shot him over and over. police say he was with a friend in their car and stopped when the carjackers walked up. tapped on the window and asked the guys to get out so they can talk. the men then fired shots and stole the car. >> they were last scene in the victim's 2006 pontiac. police in the 12th district within minutes recovered that vehicle unoccupied about six blocks away at the intersection of 59th and chester. >> police are hoping nearby surveillance camerasurveillancep lead them to the carjackers. the victim is in critical condition.
>> developing now a kansas family is in mourning after a child dies at a water park the 10-year-old boy was the son of a state lawmaker there. authorities say he died on the world's tallest water slide at this point police are treating this as a tragic accident. >> but they do have questions about why the child was on the slide in the first place. fox's kelly wright has the sto story. we are saddened to share that a young boy died on verruckt this afternoon. >> reporter: young boy dies on the world's tallest water slide the incident happening sunday at the schlitterbahn water park in kansas city kansas. >> we honestly don't know what happened. that's why the investigation -- full investigation is necessary. we have to understand what happened. >> reporter: the family of 10-year-old caleb schwab is now mourning his loss he's the son of a kansas state representati representative. park goers are shocked by the news. >> i hope, um, they take the proper precautions to protect kids from now on. >> reporter: water slide the
verruckt is german for crazy and drops riders almost a hundred 70 feet at 65 miles per hour. the water slide was removed from the park's website after the accident but then added it back on shortly after. the ride has an age limit of 14 years old which is older than caleb. >> to be honest, this is not something we've experienced. safety of our guests is a priority. in dig to the safety, what happened on the ride other are affected. >> reporter: the water is park is now closed as an investigation is underway. >> our lifeguards are critical and it will be very difficult for them to focus after something like this. for that reason we felt it was weiss to close the park. >> reporter: it's not clear at this time when the water park will reopen. in new york, kelly wright, fox news. >> police are looking for two burglars who hit a south philly row home. it happened on june 23rd on the 7500 block of greenwich street but police have just
released this surveillance vid video. a white ford van circled -- you can see it there. the first burglar wearing a safety vest walked past that row home several times before he forced open the door. the second guy walked in. police say the duo took watches and computer and clothing. if you recognize them, give police a call. in you decide tonight a course correction for donald trump doesn't go quiet as planned. what his campaign build as major economic address the gop nominee laid his plan out for jump starting the economy in detroit. meanwhile hillary clinton was also talking the economy down in florida. fox's doug mckelway has the latest from washington. >> reporter: speaking to the detroit economic club republican nominee donald trump outlined his economic vision at a city hit hard by poverty and unemployment. >> the sky scrapers went up in beijing and many other cities around the world. while the factories and neighborhoods crumbled right here in detroit.
>> reporter: trump who has been trying to shake more than a week's worth of bad press a mid a string of self propelled controversies was interrupted several times by protesters especially when trying to draw compare sons between himself and his opponent hillary clinton. >> the city of detroit is the living, breathing example of my opponent's failed economic agenda. >> reporter: among the highlights of his economic plan, trump is proposing across the board tax cut. also wants to he will limb nat the dental tax offer a full deduction of all child care expenses and oppose 15% corporate tax rate. >> i think this was the first important step in a big uphill come back for donald trump. the question now is, whether he will stay on message. >> reporter: meanwhile hillary clinton whose scene a boost to her numbers in several key swing states coming off the nationa dc convention has been focusing on jobs and the economy as well. clinton tour add brewery in florida where polls there still show a very close race.
>> i am not going to raise taxes on the middle class but with your help, we are going to raise it on the wealthy, because that's where the money is. >> reporter: clinton's campaign says she'll counter trauma pops economic plan with an address of her own later this week. in washington, doug mckelway, fox news. there's a new contender in the presidential race today. 40-year-old he have vin mcmullen a former cia operative and ex chief policy director for the house republican conference launched an independent press shall bid today. in a statement on his website mcmullen said he's running because neither trump nor clinton are fit to lead. experts say mcmullen's chances are slim this late in the game actually may be a struggle to get his name on the ballot in all 50 states. >> heart pounding video of coast guard. hoisting a man from a boat on to a helicopter. why these rescuers knew they did not have a moment to spare. plus, a trump campaign sign destroyed in one man's yard. no one is quite sure what happened here, but based on what
mudslides killed dozen of people in mexico and officials blame the heavy rains triggered by hurricane earl. two mountain communities are devastated. homes and cars destroyed. debris strewn everywhere. federal authorities say more than a month's worth of rain poured win just 24 hours. the connection continues today to deepen between the
attempted military coo in turkey and the man living in the poconos. >> the turkish government has now detained 10 foreign nationals over suspected ties to the cleric now living in saylorsburg, pennsylvania. turkey's president blames the cleric gallen of spearheading the failed july 15th coo. at least four of those nationals are under arrest in turkey. he has so far denied any involvement in the coo attempt. he lives in self-imposed exile in monroe county compound. u.s. lawmakers asking colleges to cut their vacation short so they can pass a funding bill to fight the zika virus. new york senator charles schumer wants congress to reconvene in the middle of its seven-week recess. mow skeet poe born virus made its way to the us mainland with active cases in florida. schumer says hundreds of pregnant women in the us now have the virus. he's asking congress to pass nearly $2 billion in emergency funding. >> it's as if someone's drowning, congress has a live
preserver and they're too lazy to throw it out there. >> last week the cdc issued a travel warning urging pregnant women not to visit a popular neighborhood known for its artists in miami call wynnewood. florida governor rick scott maintains his state is doing good job of getting rid of mosquitoes. a skydiving nightmare an accident in northern california kills two people. officials say both a long time jumper an first timer died this weekend. the pro was jumping with an 18-year-old man for his first sky dive. witnesses say it looked like the experienced diver did something out of sequence and didn't pull the right levers at the right time. because of that, their parachute did not deploy. friends of the older victim gathered to do a memorial jump for him. >> he loved what he was doing. he was a big person. >> it's something that unfortunately this sport as
skiing and scuba diving there are fatalities. people pushing the envelope in some cases. >> owner says he's seen at least 16 deaths since the place opened in the '80s. >> watch as u.s. coast guard comes to the rescue of a sick fisherman off the coast of louisiana. the u.s. department of defense released this video over the weekend. coast guard helicopter crew from new orleans lifted the 60-year-old from the boat. he's now at a hospital. he's stable. we don't know what's wrong with him. check out these images showing a helicopter flying way too low in florida. the pilot is in trouble tonight but something else police say he did that may leave you scratching your head. authorities discover a man dead in his car. unsettling and sad as it is. what they found in his house with him takes this story to whole different level. kathy? storms to the south stay to the south. they'll get out there and enjoy the weather but excessive heat moves in. we'll talk more about that coming up with the seven day. ♪
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the investigation continues what led to murder suicide in berks county. police say they found mom, a dad, three young children even the family dog all shot dead in their singing spring home. neighbor has suggested the mother was planning to leave her husband and take the children on the very day police discover them all in their home. the police have not confirmed that suggestion. today a judge had questions for jurors in the criminal trial of attorney general kathleen kane. she wanted fong any new potential witnesses. among those on the list philadelphia district attorney seth williams and former pennsylvania supreme court justice shaemus mccaffery. prosecutors charged kane with leaking secret grand jury information then lying about it. >> in florida helicopter swooped low, very low. you can see just how low in those images. no doubt a scary sight from the ground and authorities are not happy about it. >> a few other things the pilot did are raise something eyebrows
tonight. fox's kate burgess has the sto story. >> oh, it's too close. >> reporter: that's the reaction some passengers fresh off the orlando hell tour has of this photo. >> according to pictures it look bad. >> reporter: the sheriffs office gave us this picture. someone with the helicopter company actually took it. now deputes are using it as evidence in the case against pilot thomas wars man after deputes watched the helicopter he was flying hovering just a few feet above heavily trafficked 192 in kissimmi as it took off saturday. >> it was too close to the ground. so, yeah, i think it's very dangerous. >> reporter: deputes say they tried to speak with warsman when he landed but he refused to turn off or get out of the chopper taking off again with his group of passengers. when he landed five minutes later, warsman finally exited the helicopter and spoke with deputes telling them he was flying so low because he had a heavy load. deputes arrested warsman for
operating an air raft in a reckless manner and rei lifting arrest. they immediately fired him. the helipad was packed sunday with eager tourists. the company didn't comment about what happened but its customers told us they had great experience flying high above the attractions. >> i feel good. my daughter loved it. >> actually loved it. we feared nothing. >> and things could eventually get worse for that pilot. deputes have notified the faa. >> to your fox 29 weather authority right now. i thought it was a lovely day, chris. >> perfect out there. but things are changing i hear. >> they always do. kathy? >> i was counting the heat waves which is really amazing. one heat wave in may. none in june. three in july. it was almost, you know, one giant heat wave in july when the dnc was here a few 89-degree days like messed up possibly a 15-day trend, but a very, very hot july and now we are in for
our first heat wave in august. and it is going to be starting this week. not quite as hot as it was in july, however. take look at ultimate doppler. you can see through new england, new york, and northeastern pennsylvania pretty dry and pretty sunny but when you get through philadelphia, south and east, we see the clouds associated with this disturbance to the south. this is all going to be moving offshore and our skies will be clearing from the northwest to the southeast through the evening and into the overnight. you can see we do have some breaks in the clouds. some blue sky and that's going to change to a milky white sky over the next couple of days as the humidity really begins to kick in. 83 degrees so far the high temperature for the day 85. that just in. the dew point at 68. that's approaching oppressive so temperatures still fairly low with high dew points you will see an increase in diss comfort over the next couple of days as the temperatures rise. 79 in the poconos. pretty comfortable. 83 degrees in allentown and pottstown. 83 philadelphia 83 right now.
84 degrees sitting in wilmingt wilmington. look at the shore. high temperatures were much warmer earlier. some mid 90s even through voorhees and hammonton. but we do have a sea breeze so right now in ocean city on the boards it's 79. avalon 81. cape may point sitting at 81. so more comfortable there. when we look at the dew points they're called dew point temperatures it's a true amount of moisture in the atmosphere. it's not dependent on temperature like relative humidity is. so if you see a 50 dew point that is comfortable. so comfortable in the poconos. even in reading and allentown pottstown the 50s not so bad. you get into the 60s that's uncomfortable. 70 or greater is oppressive. and that's where we all will be heading wednesday, thursday, friday and even into he can its weekend on the fox five of future cast you can see clearing it out tonight, tomorrow starting with sun, some clouds lifting up from the north during the day tomorrow. and then by wednesday starting to see some spotty showers and thunderstorms. popping up especially during the heat of the day and then the evening after we lose the heat
we still have the humidity but the storms will be fading. overnight tonight, parly cloudy. comfortable. the skies begin to clear in the city 69. the suburbs 62. during the day tomorrow, quite warm and you'll see an increase in that humidity. 89 degrees with mostly sunny skies. we have a southerly wind shifting more toward the east. we see a big high pressure system building off the coast over the next couple of days. we call bermuda high you'll see how the temperatures will be warping. so as plan your day tomorrow fetch 7am71. that's comfortable. 86 for lunch outdoors. in the afternoon dry, 89. and then by the evening dinnertime 83 degrees. as we look ahead to your extended forecast from the weather authority, sunny and warm tuesday. wednesday we hit the 90s. maybe a pop up afternoon shower or storm. thursday oppressive again. friday is the peak i should say saturday is the peak of the heat but it will be an official heat wave. heat wave number five on friday. it stays hot saturday, scattered storms sunday. wow! what a stretch.
even by monday it's still quite warm. 87. shore temperatures will be around 90 degrees sis this weekend. so you won't even be able to beat the heat down there. that's when you know you're in trouble. we'll zen it back to you guys. >> at least that ocean is warm. thanks, kathy. trump campaign sign destroyed in one man's yard. no one is quite sure what went down here but something happened the other night the homeowner has his suspicions. and if you love sand and sun the idea of swimming near sharks scares you, take your phone next time. how it could ease your nerves. >> coming up at 6:00 your morning coffee behind the wheel may be saved. new jersey lawmaker says a new distracted driving bill he's clearing in the air over what could be banned. >> that's good for you, chris. >> yes, it is. ♪
♪ welcome back. we want to get you breaking news coming in from philadelphia's somerdale neighborhood. skyfox over the scene on the 1,000 block of alcott street. we have learned there's been some sort of shooting. it happened about 25 minutes ago. we're just getting on scene. police have not been able to confirm whether or not anyone was hurt. of course, we're going to stay on top of this and bring you an update when he were get one. italian coast guard just showed that no life is too small to safe. members just rescued a drowning kitten off the coast of sicily. they spotted the little guy floating in the water. patrol boat scooped up the kitten and the rescuers began kitty cpr. after a few minutes, the kitten began showing signs of live coughing you have up water and making sounds. and the marcella maritime district has now adopted the baby named him charlie which is perfect for international cat day. >> that's right. >> yes, it is.
>> today is is that day. new york one donald trump supporter is feeling burned. >> with good reason, too. he says someone set fire to his custom sign for the candidate. sam, of staten island believes someone burned his front yard sign and there's no little show of support. he the 12-foot sign custom made fort gop nominee. passenger by alerted him to the flames this weekend, and it came after someone stole two other trump signs from his yard the other night. >> this is america. i have the right for my free speech. coward do's not have the right to come and to my personal property to come over my fence and set my personal property on fire. >> and new york city fire officials are investigating the incident much it's not clear yet whether pranksters set the fire or politically most 58. >> an elderly couple has to pack up more than 50 years of memories. they're getting evicted from their home. the victims of an apparent exam and when you learn who they're blaming it's even more
heartbreaking. a man found dead in his home. that discovery unsettling enough but what authorities found crawling around the house that takes this story to whole new level. howard? the eagles playing their first preseason game on thursday night. hear from the player on what it's going to be like for carson wentz playing in his first nfl game. that will be coming up in sports. ♪ what's that?! a bird? no, it's gus,
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>> september 12th. >> ♪ tonight we're waiting for a ruling connected to the bill cosby case. lawyers for the woman he's charged with sexually assaulting called the request to have his attorney at her deposition in a civil case quote a continuation of his campaign to harrah's and intimidate. andrea constand asked the court to deny cosby's request to have his lawyer present during her deposition in her lawsuit against former montgomery county district attorney bruce castor. she's suing castor for defamation. cosby settle add lawsuit in 2006 that constand filed against him. cosby's motion says constand is barred by the cement from discussing her allegations against him. he says he wants an attorney present to ensure confidentiality that agreement is in violated. cosby was criminally charged last year with sexually assaulting constand. he has pleaded not guilty. a heart-breaking turn of events for an elderly couple in the los angeles area. they're getting evicted from the
house they have called home for more than 50 years. making matters worse this came as a complete surprise. >> the couple says they were victimized by one of the last people they would have ever suspected. fox's gina silva has their sto story. >> i don't know where we're going to put these. >> reporter: helen and hang have to pack everything and move. they're being evicted from their home of 56 years in thousand oaks. >> any time you mention my house or my wife, it's rough. >> reporter: losing the house is incredibly painful for this couple in their 80s. but it's how they lost the house that hurts the most. they say they were examined by their own grandson. >> people in the neighborhood told me all about it but i still couldn't believe it. not from him. i couldn't. >> i didn't know how a person can have a behavior like that. >> reporter: doug emerson is one of the neighbor who's broke the news to the elderly couple.
he note noticed when hang and helen were out on sundays with their grandson, realtors would be showing the house to potential buyers. amy emerson did some digging and discover the grandson the couple loved dearly was selling the house without their knowledge. >> i asked him out right when he came by, i said, is my house for sale? he said oh, no, no, don't worry about it. but it was for sale. >> reporter: not only was the house for sale, all of the equity was gone. >> he took out $360,000 then he took out another loan for $65,000 and took out another loan for 47,400. >> reporter: when the couple confronted the grandson, they say he left and never came back. >> i just feel lost. >> i wanted to commit suicide at one time because it's just too much. too much. >> hoping something happens we can get it back. i don't know how but you never
know. >> reporter: sadly what happened to hang and helen is quite common. financial fraud is the number one type of abuse against the elderly and in 50 to 70% of the cases it involves family membe members. reporting from thousand oaks, i'm gina silva, fox news. well there is a gofundme page to raise money for the couple. they accused the grandson of taking out loans and defaulting on them. no word on where he is tonight. authorities are investigating. hope the gofundme helps them out. in texas discovery out of a horror story. but it was real. a man found his friend's body inside his home surrounded by dozens of snakes. authorities say that friend had flown into fort worth from colorado because he could not reach the man. more than 70 snakes were inside that house all von venomous and they were all inside of their various habitats contained safely. neighbors said they have no idea and only thought the guy owned dogs. >> he was a nice guy.
he walk his dogs a lot. and, um, he would always talk to my dad and stuff. i knew he had dogs. he work at a zoo. >> sad. police believe the man died of natural causes. they are still investigating. most experts will tell you there's no real reason to fear sharks down the shore. >> that's right. >> that's what they'll say. >> yeah. >> if you're still nervous many people are about going into the water your smart phone can now help. there's an app that will let you know if there's a shark or two swimming in the area. fox's molly line has the story. >> reporter: logs of beach lovers not the only thing descending on cape cod just off the sandy shores sharks. >> it's kind of scary. i heard that sharks are, you know, like, where the seals are and you're seeing a loft seals lately. so kind of scary to think about. >> reporter: this vacation mecca is now among the world's hot spots for white sharks. frequently sighted and track in the waters here and now beach goers can get in on the action.
there's an app for that. >> so the app will give people information on detections from acoustic tags also sightings so when we see sharks out or app will give the public the ability to put in their own sightings which will be unique definitely on the east coast for something like this. >> reporter: it's a collaboration between citizens and scientists launched by the massachusetts based at land tin white shark conservancy shark activity app and map meant to engage the public fascinated with sharks and to help keep swimmers safe including shark alerts when one is seen close to shore. >> we would definitely use that, oh, yes. definitely. sounds like a cool thing to have when you're watching the kids. >> reporter: with 141 individual white sharks identified in cape cod's waters last year and several dozen spotted so far this season, flags now fly. a visual reminder of what lies be 19.
>> change public perception so we move away from the jaws mentality but to also understand it is an apex predator and it is the ocean is their environment so we are entering their world when we go into the water. >> reporter: for more information, check out atlantic white shark.org. in massachusetts, molly line, fox news. speaking of apps, you want to join a dinner party? you guessed it. there's an app for that. >> of course there is. >> it is called pull up a seat. i actually like this idea. it's for people who want a home cooked meal but don't have the time or don't know how to cook. you can log on and see if anyone in your area is cooking. then you literally quite literally pull up a seat at their table. the app developer says it's cheaper and healthier than going out. don't laugh. and it's money maker for the chef, too. >> and what's the cost? >> $12. >> 12 bucks. i mean you just go down here, contact -- if you have anything like allergy or you like i'm bringing a child or anything you want to message her.
>> well, no delivery right now. you can either go to the person's home or dine in or take out. the developer says they vet the chefs and those who people who use that app and then rank them. >> it's interesting. if you're lonely. >> get a date. >> there you go. >> all right. so hikers out in the wilderness he's now out of it, though, rescue crews. terrifying ordeal for i he fell in a spot so remote no one could find him for while. the tragedy that happened next that actually saved his life. at 6:00 a woman visiting philadelphia left her purse with hers and her family's passports on a septa bus and someone took it. the passports were returned but not everything else was. what the they have got away wi with. >> it's not what you're thinking either which is really odd. the criminal justice center is back open after elevator accident closed it for throw days. what we've learned about the condition of the injured sheri
>> in utah just rescued hiker counting his blessings this evening. not only did he spent the night alone stranded in the wilderness, he had also taken a few really hard falls isn't in one case he fell 30 feet. fox's lauren stein breck kerr has the story. >> reporter: started as hike on saturday turned into a rescue operation sunday. helicopter lands carrying a 43-year-old hiker after he took a few tumbles and spent the
night alone in the wilderness. >> it could be pretty scary and get cold if you're by yourself, you wonder if you'll survive. >> reporter: police say the man first fell 30 feet saturday evening. >> i think he's banked up pretty bad and then i think he was dehydrated and, you know, wore out. >> reporter: he wasn't able to make down to the trail head. stuck and injured police say the hiker decided to wait until daylight to figure out the next step. then sunday morning he fell again. luckily -- >> it's very popular climbing area so there are several other citizens that have come across him. >> reporter: hikers unified pd says stayed with the man and got help. search and rescues found him with scrapes, cuts and possibly fractures but nothing serious. they attempted to strenuous hike back. >> rough terrain and storms kept coming in and out. >> reporter: the helicopter came to the rescue. living the man out of the area and down to safety. >> again that hiker is expected
to be okay. authorities say this serves as a good row minute not to hike alone, bring plenty of food and water. be be sure people know about your plan. ♪ >> right now at 6:00-a terrifying pattern developing in part of philadelphia. police say two men are breaking into businesses and homes and tying up the residents while robbing them at gun point. the one thing the victims all had in common. and a woman and her family just wrapped up a philadelphia vacation when she left her purse on a septa bus and someone took it. the problem, all of their passports were inside. an off from cops and the passports returned. but not everything else was. what the they have got away with. ♪ >> live from center city in philadelphia this is fox 29 news at 6:00. day one of jury selection is still going on for the criminal trial of pennsylvania's attorney general. it's another bump what has been rocky road for the first woman
and first democrat elected pennsylvania's attorney general. prosecutors have charged kathleen kane with leaking secret grand jury information then lying to cover it up. good evening i'm lucy noland. >> i'm chris o'connell in for iain page tonight. twenty two a slow process questioning potential jurors today. it still goes on at this hour. let's get out to fox 29's joanne pileggi outside the montgomery county core house with more. joanne? >> reporter: chris, it has been a marathon day of jury selection here in the child trial of attorney general kathleen kane. the beginning of the trial. jurors arriving here before 9:00 o'clock this morning and they are still inside right now apparently the judge wants to impanel this jury this evening and start the trial tomorrow. pennsylvania attorney general kathleen kane is accused of leaking sensitive grand jury information allegedly trying to consist up. jury selection started today with a pool of 100 jurors.