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there was break for people out in old city tonight. they kept their umbrellas and raincoats handy. and take look at brigantine beach earlier this evening. rain wasn't the only problem there. wind and choppy waters made eight good night to just stay inside. unfortunately, it looks like more of the same is on the way which could change your weekend plans. good evening, happy fry daring i'm dawn timmeney. >> i'm chris o'connell. it's a busy night for the fox 29 weather authority. let's get straight to meteorologist scott williams with the very latest on the weekend. hey, scott. >> hi l chris and dawn. yeah, damp and dreary. that has been the scenario across the delaware valley. as we move toward at least the part of the weekend, more of the same. look at ultimate doppler. we have cloud cover and we have mist and drizzle. not lost heavy rain this evening, but we're not done with the rainfall just yet. we still have that fetch of moisture moving from south out of virginia and also out of the open waters of the atlantic right toward our area, and take look at this pinwheel off to the
west. that's why we still have this stuck pattern. it's been breezy. winds out of the east northeast 10 to 20 miles per hour this evening. the coastal flood advisory continues through 2:00 a.m. tomorrow. also, pretty gusty winds down the shore. live look right now at philadelphia international airport. numerous airport delays there. 61 right now after a high look at that only 63 degrees. well below average for this time of year. we're in the 50s north and west. low to mid 60s in south jersey and also down the shore so for tomorrow, 60% chance for rain. a 30% chance as we move toward your sunday. so once again, diminishing rainfall chances for the second half of the weekend. we'll time out more of the rain coming up. back to you. >> all right, stay on top of the weather by downloading the fox 29 weather app get live radar and weather alerts sent right to your phone you can download it for free from the google or apple play stores. to developing story now. police have a warning for
parents and children tonight about threats involving clowns. creepy clown sightings have been reported all across the country, and now the concern has finally hit our area. >> authorities say some schoo schoolsare getting threats warning people dressed in clown masks with sinister intentions. fox 29's shawnette wilson is in radnor where one school received a frightening message tonight. shawnette. >> reporter: they did, chris and dawn. radnor township police say they got several calls from parents today concerned about those threats. they even sent a police officer to one of those schools. >> someone thought they were joking but like a lot were texting their parents. >> reporter: 1784 old mary naylor is talking about a scary clown threat that spread on social media involving schools in the radnor township district. she is a junior at agnes irwin. >> the text it was hash tag clowning around and they were talking about how they were going around establish kids and go to different schools. >> reporter: radnor township police say someone spread the threats on various social media sites under different hash tags.
this one police showed us threatens to either kidnap students or kill teachers going to their cars. police posted on their website and crime alert page that the posts are actually a hoax. >> what i want to stress is everything has been unfounded in this area. nobody has been founded but somebody playing an evil trick on people, and actually getting people legitimate upset. >> reporter: melanie has a 15 year old daughter in the radnor township school district. she says her daughter's school is safe and she's not concern. >> i think it's sad. i think it's unfortunate, and there are people out there that are looking to, you know, grab a spotlight however they can. so you know as long as they aren't following through -- >> parents of children in other school districts who also heard about the scary clown threats are concerned. it's forced officials in toms river and boyertown to issue warnings too. >> i think it's very dangerous for the children. >> i wouldn't want a kid to be scared that fib would do that. >> reporter: and police say if you see or hear of a threat like
this, don't assume it is a hoax. call them and they will investigate each one. dawn? >> all right, shawnette, thank you. those incidents involving clowns happening in our area well as we said they've been happening throughout the count country. so we wanted to know when did clown goss from being symbol of fun and happiness for children to a site that provokes fear and dread in so many people? our hang flynn did a social experiment to try to fine the answer. what he found is coming up later on fox 29 news at 10 could. >> new night after three days of protests police released new video of the deadly police shooting of unarmed black man. we've chosen not to show you the moment he was shot but here is what happened immediately before. this is surveillance video from california where you can see officer richard gonzales approach 38-year-old alfred olango with a weapon. police say oh luongo did not obey an order to remove his hand from his pock and was shot after a pointed a vape smoking device
at an officer in quote shooting stance. well tonight a lawyer for olango's family says the video shows the officer provoked him before opening fire. >> happening now, new details tonight about a police involved killing of a man in cobbs creek. there are questions tonight about the police response when they went after a dangerous suspect. police fired more than 100 shots at one suspect. you first saw this story as breaking news on fox 29. >> the philadelphia police commissioner is addressing the issue after questions from fox 29. our dave schratwieser has the story. >> i can see the lightning from those gunshots, um, in my windows as i was sitting at my desk. >> reporter: still frightened over wednesday night's deadly police involved shooting on her block, she asked us not to show her face or use her name. but she did agree to tell fox 29 what she saw and heard. >> it sound like boxes of fireworks. >> reporter: this is the bullet riddled front porch where
32-year-old christopher sowell was shot and killed by police after he went on violent rampage through this cobbs creek neighborhood. the attacks left two of his own children suffering from serious stab wounds and two women in this house brutally attacked and critically injured by sowell. >> that was a violent rampage. >> it was a lot of of over a hundred. >> reporter: fire power used by police that's now raising questions. nine officers fired their weapons at sowell after he repeatedly ignored orders to take his hands out his pockets. then pulled them out abruptly. after questions from fox 29, police confirmed 109 shots were fired. killing sowell and rid link two homes here with gunfire. >> he did a bad thing. i mean i agree with the police, but at the same tone that was excessive. >> it is of serious concern to us the number of shots that were fired. we do not know exactly how many times the suspect was struck. >> reporter: police now say sowell was unarmed and may have been pulling a cell phone from his pocket.
evidence circles on the shooting seen number up to 69 with 13 more circles not numbered. >> they put my family in danger. big time. big time. >> regardless of what the circumstances are, it's not an indictment of the police officers, but it may be a significant training issue. >> whether they led a hundred rounds go or 200 rounds go they fired till they thought the threat was gone. >> they had every reason to believe he was armed with a gun. >> they protect the community. they saved lives. if they fired one round, they fired 200 rounds, as long as they protected the community and went home safe at night that's all that counts. >> reporter: commissioner ross says this may be a case of so-called contagious gunfire by police officers. he says the four victims in the violent rampage remain hospitalized. john mcnesby says that since january 4 police officers have been shot and wounded in that district. he notes that two of them were the victims of attempted assassinations. at police headquarters, dave
schratwieser, fox 29 news. still no answers tonight from the engineer behind the controls in the deadly hoboken train cash. ntsb says investigators will wait to question him because of his injuries. we still don't know exactly how fast that train was going when pitt barreled through the hoboken station injuring scores of morning commuters. federal officials say they're working to get information from the data recorders retrieved from the trains real locomotive. 34-year-old fabiola bittar de kroon was the lone fatality killed by flying debris while standing waiting for a train. the crash putting the spotlight on positive train control. a system designed to prevent rail accidents. a system new jersey transit did not have. meantime safety and structural concerns are slowing recovery efforts. investigators will have to wait for a contractor to remove collapsed sections of that station to fully comb over that evidence. new jersey drivers get ready for some pain at the pump.
garden state's first gas tax increase in 28 years appears to be a done deal tonight. governor chris christie and leaders of both legislative chambers have signed off on the hike and bruce gordon joins us now to explain the what and the why here, bruce. >> reporter: for years now, new jersey residents always had a snappy come back to anyone who criticized the garden state. yeah, well at least we have cheap gas. well, not for much longer. >> wawa at routes 38 and 70 in pennsauken township was selling regular unleaded gasoline for $1.87 a gallon friday night. don't get used to it. governor christie and state lawmakers are about to raise the jersey gas tax by a whopping 23 cents a gallon. >> i don't like it. >> reporter: you don't like it? >> no. that sucks. >> wow! >> that's a lot. >> reporter: end of cheap gas in jersey. >> that's true. lucky us, right? >> i'll be catching the bus. >> reporter: start using the
bus? >> yes or the train. >> reporter: revenue from the tax hike will be dedicated to the state's impoverished transportation trust fund to repair roads and bridges and other infrastructure. governor christie fought against raising any taxes throughout his time in office but this one -- >> the important for the transportation trust fund. the compromised we reach and we need to response to finance this type of activity. >> governor pitched the gas tax hike as money safer. he says better roads and bridges will reduce the likelihood of costly cary pairs, you know, fewer bent rims and blown tires due to crater sized potholes. drivers we talk to are skeptic skeptical. >> does that make it easier to swallow? >> no. no, it will go somewhere else. >> i feel like a lot of times you pay for taxes and nothing happens. >> reporter: now you heard governor christie talk about compromise to further soften the impact of the gas tax hike. they plan to trim the state's
sales tax every so slightly due away with the estate tax and create new tax breaks for veterans and the poor. all of this still requires passage by the full legislature but the headline here is clear the days of cheap jersey gas are numbered. i'm bruce gordon fox 29 news. ♪ services that might come in handy on rainy friday night like tonight but ride sharing services like uber and lyft could be in jeopardy in the ci city. the looming deadline. a dress code an video sparked accusations of racism at one of philadelphia's most popular lgbt bars. tonight the city is taking notice. and police say they've uncovered a pot operation in one family's home with the kids forced to sell it. the reasons the parents say they made them do it. sean? >> chris, some very unfortunate news. sixers first overall pick ben simmons left practice earl daal with an injury. find out what it was and how long the sixers phenom is expected to miss later coming up in sports. dawn? before plus the local man
♪ >> rainy end to the week on ultimate doppler radar. the day stayed wet and we did not fair much better this evening, and it doesn't look great for the weekend either. when things will final start to clear out and dry upcoming up in your fox 29 weather authority. it is a service many of you might take advantage of on a rainy friday night like tonight. but is it going away. the state allowed certain uber and lyft drivers to operate legally before the democratic national convention but that was
only temporary. >> that's the key word. the authorization is set to expire tonight. fox 29's sabina kuriakose is live in spring garden to explain how this may affect your travels. sabina? >> reporter: well, dawn and chris, i can tell you riders are certainly not happy come midnight that uber x you're in could turn into a pumpkin at least in the eyes of the city any way. >> everyone likes it better if you listen to what the people are saying we want it. >> it's what the people want. >> reporter: call eight cry for liberty smart phone era. on this bustling friday night in physical it's hard not to bump into a couple like christie ya and her boyfriend waiting phone in hand for uber x driver in center city. >> i'm coming. >> cheaper than parking my car in center city. >> reporter: watch out because that carriage in this case a houndy elantra may turn back into a pumpkin at midnight friday. that's when temporary agreement allowing ride sharing companies like uber x and lyft to operate on city streets expires. the deal was reached in july to
get philly through the democratic national convention and septa's massive regional rail problems. lawmakers have failed to extend it. leading to some nail biting for drivers like moses. >> level grand competition so it's given the riders options. good options. >> i think we should be supporting everyone and every business that will bring us more money. >> reporter: statement uber says it has made an emergency filing to extend the temporary regulation. but adds that the company plans to continue operating without the extension. the philadelphia parking authority, which in the past hassium pounded uber x drivers, says it will "act in the best interests of the public". >> if the apps are still up i'll still take them. >> reporter: and in objection, the state house is expected to consider new legislation, chris n could extend uber x into the city. back to you. >> all right is that correct, sir bean in a, thanks.
a suspected serial robber is behind bars. police say thanks to an non muss tip. dante highman was arrested this morning in north philadelphia after fox 29 and other media outlets aired his mug shot. police say highman hit three west philadelphia businesses in september. each time flashing a gun. prosecutors charged the 30-year-old with three counts of robbery and related offenses. well, if you bought tickets to see the philadelphia orchestra this weekend, consider your plans canceled. musicians are on strike. the musicians of the philadelphia orchestra are members of the philadelphia musicians union. local 77. the biggest bargaining issue for them is compensation they collectively rejected the orchestra leadership's salary offer. negotiations will continue on october 4th meaning concerts for this weekend including october 1st and 2nd well they're not going to happen. happening now, controversy over a video posted online. it shows the owner of a popular philadelphia lgbt bar sank a
racial slur provoking shock and out reach in community that is all too familiar with prejudice. there's now a call for action even the city is involved. >> but some say an apology just won't be enough. fox 29's bill anderson has the story. >> i mean we were absolutely infuriated. >> it's appalling and disgusting video. >> i'm not surprised. >> reporter: the n word said repeatedly on a leaked video by the owner of icandy lgbt club here in philadelphia. >> bleep bleep bleep bleep bleep. of one of them. >> reporter: video has many wondering if community historically in need of protection from the dissemination needs to address their own racism. >> black and brown people have been saying for very long time they are not being treated fairly. we've built laws around protecting people but yet this is still happening. so it's time for people to do the work. this shouldn't be on the oppressed to 56 the oppressor. >> reporter: video allegedly three years old. but was just leaked at a time
when dress code and highering practices in the area known as the gay neighborhood are being called racist. supporters of the club say it was a moment of anger from a good person who's also been oppressed. critics aren't buying that explanation. >> then you also have folks think their be a solved n they are unable to be racist because they identify as lgbtx. that's relevant. you my may experience oppression in one aspect but experience privilege in another. >> reporter: the owner darrell, apologized on facebook. but many in the community say that an apology without action just isn't enough. >> we're vulnerable community ourselves, um, and to see people that understand discrimination go and discriminate against other people is not acceptable. >> reporter: hearing has been scheduled to investigate racism here in the gay neighborhood which sadly could lead to businesses and organizations that often need the protect of the mew hasn't relations commission and the city administration being saned by them. >> is there a racism problem in
the gay neighborhood? >> absolute there's a racism problem in our entire nation. so absolutely it's here. it's everywhere. >> nobody representing i candy would speak to fox 29. several groups have cancel planned events there. icanned removed from participating in out fest is huge lgbt event happening next week. the police officer accused of killing an unarmed black man in oklahoma went in front of a judge. why she says she's not guilty. and an easter basket crisis averted. the battle involving peeps happening right here in pennsylvania that could be coming to an end. whew! >> new kind of shotgun that police departments will say won't kill you. the now weapon that could revolutionize the way they protect and serve. now with tomorrow's traffic here's bob kelly. >> good evening, everybody. great news for the regional rail riders. those trains are back! the silver liner cars will be put back in service and septa
expects to return to normal service patterns on monday morning. now here's the deal. whatever schedule you've been following or you have, throw it out. we got brand new schedule effective on sunday. i put links up on our facebook, twitter and our fox29.com page. make sure you have the new schedule so you're good to go on monday and let's go temple. we'll play some football in the wet grass tomorrow outside at lincoln financial field starting at 12 noon. have yourself a great night. i'll see you bright and early for "good day philadelphia" weekend.
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the weather matched the mood in wilmington today as funeral services were held for lieutenant christopher leach one of the two firefighters killed last weekend fighting a house fire. >> hundreds gathered on this rainy dreary day to say goodbye to the 41-year-old father of three who gave his life in the line of duty. ♪ lieutenant christopher leach's flag draped coffin arrived at saint elizabeth's catholic church in wilmington a topped the back of a fire truck. an american flag flapping in the wind from between two ladder trucks bagpipes playing in the
background as friends, family and first responders made their way into a packed church. >> looking around today, it's obvious that chris has so many friends. it's a testament to him because he was the best friend probably everyone in here had. >> reporter: leach's cousin told mourners that chris wanted to be a firefighter ever since he was young boy recalling when he first joined the fire department. >> he was glued to to fire radio the way most people today are glued to their mobile devices. >> reporter: lieutenant leach was working for a friend the day he was killed. rushing into a burning home on lake view road saturday morning thinking there were still people inside. the floor collapsed killing leach and senior firefighter jerry fickes injuring four others. >> we will get back up because chris will help us. jerry will help us. they made us strong in life. we loved them and they loved us. and they gave us everything they had to give.
♪ >> lieutenant leach leaves behind three children works daughters and a son who friends say meant the absolute world to him. >> everything did he and every waking hour revolved around better life for you three. >> tim met chris leach in high school and says the two have been close friends ever since. >> he moves you and you just want to be around him. he's the lieutenant that you want to work for. >> there were lots of tears and laughter as lieutenant leach was remembered as quite the prankster and the not so good dancer. >> as dancer he had two moves. the sprinkler and the lawnmower. [laughter] >> even though there were rumors of him perfecting a cabbage patch and definitely trying to bring the running man back. >> it was a fitting farewell for a heroic man. >> we will never ever forget chris. we will never ever forget jerry. you see, we cannot forget them. they are now part of us. >> a joint memorial service
honoring both firefighte firefis christopher leach and jerry fickes will be held tomorrow 1:00 o'clock at the chase center on the riverfront in wilmington. good fund me has been established for the children of both fallen heroes. we have link on fox29.com. the zika virus in delaware is spreading. that word from state health officials urging residents to be cautious. four more delawareans have tested positive for the virus bringing the statewide total to 15 confirmed cases of zika. all of the people who contracted the disease have recovered well, and none are pregnant women. officials say all of those cases were caused by mosquito bites while traveling abroad. mosquitoes can bite for the next month or so. doctors urging people to still use insect repellants and remove all standing water from around your home. now to developing story. creepy clown sightings have been roar the all across the country, and the concern has even hit our area. scary clown threats spread on social media involving schools in the radnor township school
district of the one of the posts even threatened to kidnap students or kill teachers. however, police say the posts are a hoax. the threat is also forced officials in toms river and boyertown to issue warnings. the clown sightings and social media threats are obviously nothing to joke about. >> we wanted to know how did these clowns go from being figures beloved by children to the faces of fear and horror. fox 29's hank flynn did a little social experiment to fine out. >> all right. i'll let you know what i find out, man. >> thank you sir v good day. >> here's what we're going to do. derek loaned me this costume. i'll put it and start walking around fill and i'll do departmented make up job. what are you going to think about it when you see me. creepy clown insanity hit fever pitch levels with towns firing off from warnings from lewis uz to long island. here's one out of boyertown berks county. >> there's information being circulated on the internet related to clowns, violence in
schools. the information is not specific to this area or boyertown scho schools. >> so i get suited up did a crappy make up job road the elevator down with quincy harr harris. >> ground floor. >> q had no idea what to make of me. it was you i wanted to talk in a social experiment on mark street. >> are you afraid of clowns. >> i'm in the afraid clowns. >> okay. do you understand that other people are? >> yes. >> why do you think that's so? >> imagination. probably something that they don't understand. >> so people have a fear of someone not being who they really are. they're pretending to be someone else. >> i got lot of funny looks and didn't scare anyone, but i wasn't trying to. the root of the phenomenon is more veiled web threats and weird pictures than any real attacks. police in school districts aren't taking any chances after all, it's a strange world out
there. >> oh, there's a clown. i got to go. i going to see the clown. >> right. >> not knowing that it's not a happy thing any more. making it into a negative. >> i've been doing this for 20 years. this is the first time i've ever heard of anything like this. >> derek lee from dj costumes on frankford avenue who loaned me that outfit and this make up. he says make no mistake creepy clowns are not good for busine business. >> clown business has dropped since these little phone calls people have been i wanted the clown. i think i'll take the magician. >> again, as you know, halloween is approaching. it's never been more popular. the haunted houses are already open and you know people are going to pull the pranks and get their kicks but how far is too far? someone have to get hurt? let alone to be a real psychopath running around in clown outfit. let's talk on twitter at hank fox 29 or us at fox 29 philly. police say they've uncovered a pot operation in one family's home with the kids forced to sell it.
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earlier this week the company did file a federal lawsuit that claims the strike violated a no-strike provision. it is an outrageous and illegal way to have your children help support your family to say the least. >> tonight two parents in missouri are behind bars after police say they forced their kids to grow and sell marijuana. deputes he can cute add search warn at the home of christine at wyler and martin gatlin filing a complaint. inside they found ammunition, guns and about 450 grams of marijuana. prosecutors say the couple took it a step further forcing their children ages eight and 13 years old to help grow and process the pot. the children told investigators their mom and dad had to -- said they had to sell the drugs to support the family. >> they're in safer place now knowing that they have people around them i would hope whether that be gfs or county officials that can help them maybe steer they will back on better path. >> both suspects are felons who have prior convictions for drug
charges. they're now facing a shrew of other charges including endangering the welfare of a child. new kind of shotgun that police in one department say won't kill you. the weapon that would revolutionize the way police serve and protect. plus the local man who dreads rain 93 days like this one. that's because nearby creek is slowly washing away his backya backyard. the problem his or the citi's? we'll have the answer coming up and. our scott williams tracking your wet forecast. >> a lot of weather to track and talk about, dawn. we have rain in the forecast for the weekend. but look behind me. a major category four hurricane churning in the crib bow yann. where it heads next after the break.
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pat toomey: does he really speak for you? senate majority pac is responsible for the content of this advertising. ♪ one police department could be changing the game in how authorities approach suspects. officers in miami beach are debuting a non lethal shotgun. [gunfire] >> it looks and sounds like a real gun but it is not. the officers in my am me beach will become among the first in the country making the potenti potentially live-saving change in these weapons. officers will use. police say the non-lethal guns will fire bean bags instead of bullets.
>> sometime in november, this weapon will be made available on the street and at the same time we're going to take all our lethal shot guns off the street. we're going to retire that weapon. >> our job is to do everything we can to avoid using deadly force. >> the police department is going to train all of its officers to train on the new weapon and tactics that go along with the. back here at home there's new safe place for children to hang out tonight a grand opening ceremony for a brand new pal center in grays ferry. it's located at 32nd and read streets. mayor kenney was even on hand for tonight's fun. the police athletic league provides education and cultural events for children who live in the city in hopes of reducing crime and promoting character development. >> soggy situation that keeps getting worse with every drop of rain. one philadelphia homeowner pleading for someone to take action as his backyard slowly washes away. he says the pokesing creek is causing more problems to his
backyard than he could have ever imagined. >> fox 29's karen happy has the man's story from somerton and tells us how the city is responding to his water woes. >> reporter: mark, takes a lot of pride in his somerton home. he loves to decorate and relax in his big backyard by the creek. the problem is, his yard keeps getting smaller as the pokesing creek keeps getting bigger. >> see where these rocks are here? this like walkway. it was there. >> reporter: and now, it's way back here. it's moved so fast eroding the embankment there's a root forest where the soil has washed away. and the big trees, they're so exposed in many places they've already started falling. >> bottom line, who is responsible for this creek? because this creek is destroying my property. >> reporter: the house sits at the bottom of the street and also gets storm run off from this drain. mark is trying to figure out if it's all on him or if he can get a little help maybe some old jersey barriers. >> i wouldn't want anyone to come out and, you know, redo my
yard for me. but i do want to save it. >> reporter: bad news when we checked with the city, they say the creek is entir entirely on e property and it's mark's responsibility. in a statement they say, in the big picture, we sympathize with this homeowner and wish there was some easy intervention that the state which owns the waterways in the commonwealth could take. the solution would require rebuilding the entire stream system to fortify its banks often encompassing miles of stream. and these solutions are monumental in design, cost and scale. from somerton, i'm karen hepp, fox 29 news. ♪ on to your fox 29 weather authority. scott williams with the wet weekend forecast. >> kind of damp and dreary right now. it's going that way to kick off the upcoming weekend, chris. but we might see just a little bit of sunshine by the second half of the weekend. but for the time being take look at this upper level low off to the west kind of spinning because of that position you can see our flow out of the south to
the north so we'll continue to tap into some of moisture from the atlantic and also more showers moving out of virginia and maryland. overnight tonight first part of the day for tomorrow. 50's right now north and west 57 in allentown. 57 in pottstown and trenton. 61 right now in philadelphia. we only made it to 63 that was it for the high temperature this afternoon. so a wet stretch will continue at least for the first half of the weekend tomorrow the best chance for rainfall out of the two weekend days. 60%. 30% on sun today. and then you can see by monday maybe a spotty shower and we finally dry out. so for the weekend tomorrow, scattered showers around. cloud cover some drizzle and mist for the temple game just keep that in mine. 68 degrees will be the high temperature. as we move toward your sunday, still a few showers possible but i think we'll see more sunshine on your sunday. so that will be some good news. 74 for the high temperature. we'll take you hour by hour for
tonight. it's mostly cloudy. areas of fog and drizzle. by saturday morning 8am we're watching more of that rain move up from delaware and parts of south jersey toward the philadelphia area. by 10am north and western suburbs looking at some of that rainfall as well. so not a complete wash out. but we are looking at mostly cloudy skies for tomorrow and areas of showers across the area. that will continue into saturday night. look at the tropics. we have a major category four hurricane matthew. look at that well-defined textbook scenario eye. you can see it continues to kind of wobble to the west southwest. but once again we're watching for potential devastation moving towards jamaica also cuba by the latter part of the weekend into early next week as it likely to maintain a category three major status. look at the spaghetti plots. moving it toward jamaica then eventually through cuba and out
into the open waters around the bahamas. so still uncertainty as to whether or not this will impact the lower 48. we have some time to watch. 60 degrees in the city for tonight. 50's in the burbs. that seven day forecast will show rainfall chances a good bet tomorrow. still a few showers for sunday. but finally starting to turn the corner and dry out but temperatures stay below average, sean, into next week. thank you very much, scott. the process it takes a huge hit. find out what happened to sixers number one overall pick ben simmons at practice today. and how long he'll be side lined for. plus, most likely recent howard's final series in phillies uniform. see the ovation and his first at bat that went a long long way coming up in sports. approve this message.
though nerlins noel was side lined for year fold by joelle embiid, jahlil okafor being hurt we trusted the process. the process took another hit today. 76ers number one overall pick ben simmons left practice earlier today due to a rolled ankle. mri later and we now know that simmons has a fracture in his right foot and it is unknown how long the number one overall pick will be side lined. the sixers said simmons rolled an ankle and x-rays revealed a fracture fifth metatarsal bone. details are limited due to the timing of the injury, however, further medical evaluation and treatment options are being considered at this time. tough break for all sixers fans. speaking of hope let's talk phillies. phillies opened up the final three game series in 2016 season versus the mets tonight. the mets came into this game with magic number of two. it went tonight st. louis cardinals loss meets the mets are play off bound. most likely ryan howard's final
series in phillies uniform. bot. to second he receives a little love from the fans including a stapped standing ovation he gets a double leap to center. phillies score a run off the sack fly. move to the seventh jay bruce hits a solo shot to left gives the mets a three-one lead and they never looked back. mets win five to one. here's manager pete mackanin how ryan howard has been good soldier this season. >> ryan howard has been a true professional the way he's handled the situation with less playing time and i tip my cap to him. he mentored tommy joseph he's been great with the guys. the guys love him and he loves the guy. i can't say enough good things about him. >> no eagles game due to the by week. what do you plan on doing. >> carson wentz is out there catching dinner in the back woods of north dakota. check this tweet out. wentz tweeted this pick with the following what are you doing your by week. >> you get your first bow buck.
how about carson wentz. big old eight pointer right there, chris i know you've been doing hunting. >> i don't care what he does in north dakota as long as he slings the football here in philly. >> pretty cool. >> all right. sean, scott, dawn timmeney joining us nouse with what's coming up at 11:00 o'clock. dawn? >> well, chris, a bitter taste for a familiar face to fox 29 fans. celebrity chef gordan ramsay says he just got banned from his children's school. the reason why may leave you wondering if there may be a little bit more to this story. of course, he's not saying. plus, your wake up weather and seven day forecast in the first five minutes. remember your may good millions lot row drawing is next.