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jessica, police tell thaws were it not the for family of the victim intervening on her behalf last night this situation could have been that much more worse. victim was talking on her cell phone and screamed in the line when two suspects attack. she had just left the gym and headed home to the 3900 block of richmond avenue when the 14 and 16 years old teens assaulted and raped her using a gun and saying that they would kill her and her family if she didn't comply. >> what are the parents doing, you know and it is sad that it comes down to this. >> reporter: person on the phone the with the victim had called her family and they went looking for her. they spotted the two teens and the the victim shortly after the attack, the the suspect lead helping her somewhere else at gunpoint. the pair scattered and was arrested soon after, identified later by their allege victim. the the attack has neighbors uneasy. >> try to walk in crowd drive, in the walk, best i can tell you. there is not much you can do. >> reporter: "eyewitness news" found the 16 year-old
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suspect's mother who took no responsibility for her son's allege action. >> do you think your sonnies capable of doing something like that? >> i don't believe he is capable of doing anything. >> reporter: she then offered an apology to the victim's family for any pain her son's allege behavior caused. we also went to the address listed for the 14 year-old accomplice. my name is matt rivers. we're trying to talk to somebody who could speak to us about what happened last night? in one answered the door. police tell us they do expect to charge at least one of the two teenage suspects in this case as an adult. live outside the special victims unit, matt rivers for cbs-3 "eyewitness news". developing now at 6:00 o'clock it has taken six months in all but now the the somerset county prosecutor's office say cooper health ceo john sheridan did, in fact, kill his wife joyce before stabbing himself and setting the couple's bedroom on fire. the the sons of that couple were not accepting these
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conclusions and they are filing a lawsuit. the sheridans were found unresponsive inside of their skillman home back on september 28th. prosecutors say that john sheridan was distraught about his work in the days leading up to their deaths. the couple's four sons released a statement today questioning the finding and saying that some key evidence is missing. they say that the conclusion it is nothing more than a expedient way for the the prosecutors's of to close its file, and put an end to the embarrassing bugling of the murder investigation in the hopes that our familiar establishing citizens of somer is set the county and the press will stop inquiring about what actually happened. just minutes ago cooper health released this statement. they say our hearts are with the the sheridan family at this difficult time. although the the findings about his death and the death of joyce are unfathomable to us they say they will continue to remember john as a compassionate leader of cooper who was committed to making positive changes, in camden. we're staying on top of this story. we will have the very latest
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on cbs-3 a septa busies in the right place at the right time. the driver is being called a hero after finding a little will girl who wandered from her home for a special treat. the the child was found alone at torresdale and magee in philadelphia's tacony neighborhood and "eyewitness news" reporter walt hunter has this incredible story. >> reporter: with little annabel ridgeway back safely at their side her parents had word of gratitude to septa bus driver hard len jennifer who opened up the doors of his route 56 bus, and his heart to the wet, shivering little girl sheltering and caring for her after she was spotted by a passenger wandering in the darkness just before 3:00 a.m. >> i cannot thank him enough. i wish i could have him right now. i really do. there is no way. there is no way. he saved my daughter's life. >> oh, manny was like you got to be kidding me. >> reporter: driver said as he called for help annabel
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explained to passengers she was on her way to a local store to buy what she called a slushy. >> all i want is a slushy, that is all she said. >> reporter: a alerted by the driver police officers guided annabel off the the bus and back home. her parents say she slipped out a back door walking several blocks, even crossing busy torresdale avenue. >> i'm just so grateful to have her home and safe. >> reporter: annabel's parents who are already installing new locks on the house promise that was the first and last time that she will ever leave on her own. meanwhile annabel smiling happy after taking a nap, told her mom that she still like that icy treat from the wawa. that she just was not able to get her hand on overnight. >> mommy, can you take me to wawa and buy a slushy. >> i will take to you wawa and buy a slushy but promise me in the the to runaway from me again. >> yeah good in tacony, walt hunter cbs-3 "eyewitness news". in other news tonight
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charges have been filed against one of the two men in the a attack in an attack on a elderly man. the suspect is facing charges that is 27 year-old steven miller. police say miller attacked an eight three-year old man outside his home at robbinsville apartment complex in voorhees. that man was beaten in the face and head and then robbed of his belongings. neighbors in the complex say they are upset. >> i heard a noise. i thought it was coming from up stairs. then my sister she just left, they said your neighbor is on the ground. he was bloody. he has a cain. but he was very bloody. >> a second suspect is facing charges accused of using the the victim's credit card following that attack. as for victim himself he is recovering tonight in the local hospital. a cold breezy evening, a far cry from yesterday's warmer temperatures. it is time to get coats, yet
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again. we will get our first look at our friday night forecast with meteorologist kate bilo kate. >> thanks, jessica. we had a glimpse of spring there for a few hours in the afternoon in parts of the region sun came out and temperatures rose in the 60's. but thats last time they will be in the 60's for quite sometime. we had cloud cover, showers around in the morning still some showers down the the shore and in the southern delaware. we are seeing breaks in the cloud cover from the city on north and west. sun trying to play peeking out here and there during the course of the afternoon. the a as we widen out we will see cold arrow tait go through great lakes creating lake effect snow flurries and snow squals in the lake effect sections of western new york state. you could see a few snow flurries in our area tomorrow but they will be few and far between, not a huge deal but definitely not what we want to see. have been is ready for spring and mother nature is not on board just yet. forty-five in allentown. forty-five in millville. still chilly where cloud have been hanging on all day.
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it is even colder, 20's in cleveland and buffalo. thirty in pitberg. that cold air is moving our way as well. your first forecast will be in the mid 40's a. 46 degrees at 7:00 p.m. by 9:00 down to 44. mostly cloudy 11:00 p.m. down to 43. should stay dry. better news in the seven day forecast. i will that have in a few minutes. >> kate, thank you. tonight police are questioning a teenager as they continue to investigate a deadly triple stabbing in northeast philadelphia. it happened just before sunrise. inside this home on the 2800 block of reynolds street in bridesberg. police say the 18 year-old had cuts to his hands while his grandmother had been critically wounded and his mother had been killed. neighbors tell us that this is a troubled household. >> last night i had company over and we heard him saying please leave me alone, don't do this, let it the go. then this morning this is what happened. >> police say that the 18
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year-old initially told them the stabbings happened during a home invasion. the 74 year-old grandmother remains in critical condition tonight and there have been no arrests made. welshing philadelphia police say victim in an attempt robbery pulled a gun on his attackers last night killing one and wounding another in the shoot-out on media street. that man's friend though was also shot and killed in the cross fire. police confirmed that the robbery victim had a legal permit to car that i gun and is said to be cooperating with the police. new information tonight on the co pilot accused of deliberately flying that germanwings plane in the french alps killing 150 people. investigators say they now have evidence andreas lubitz hid serious medical problems from the airlines. investigators in dusseldorf discovered a torn up doctor's net excusing him from work on the day of the crash. a full report on the plane crash and in the alps tonight on the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley.
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that is happening right here after "eyewitness news" at 6:00. well, his father died in the line of duty while stopping to buy him a birthday gift. >> today we are hearing from the son of officer robert wilson as his father's brothers in blue show him an outpouring of love. plus... >> six flags great adventure the world's largest theme park is going green. i'm cleve bryan, how the park plans to get 98 percent of the power need from renewal energy. we have got some flurries heading our way as colder air dives down from the great lakes, it will be a chilly start to the weekend getting colder before it gets warmer, i will have your seven day coming up, beasley. march madness continues tonight and plus sixers at home and jake diekman gave up seven runs in one-third of an inning. phillies pitcher offers up a great quote, on his excuse about the the
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to take police opposite ordinary, slain police officer robert wilson the third. the officers from radnor police department broad toys to wilson's son. on march 5th wilson was killed during an armed robbery at a game stop in north philadelphia while he was
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buying a gift for the boy. the police community wanted to give back and this little boy was quite thankful. >> we're able to just proudly give this to them and hopefully it keeps him busy and he necessary how many people around the area think about what occurred and how sad we are for their loss. >> i never seen this much stuff before. >> philadelphia police and the fraternal order of police set up a go fund me page for wilson's family and so far they have collect more than $30,000, in less than 20 days. patients at the children's hospital of philadelphia got a special treat today. nascar driver ryan reid went to chop this morning to talk about his battle with diabetes. the 21 year-old visits treatment centers as part of the national diabetes awareness initiative. he scored his first nascar win at 2015 opening race in daytona. six flags great adventure is going green. the the amusement park's rollercoasters and other attractioning will be running on solar power. "eyewitness news" new jersey
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reporter cleve bryan has details now, new at 6:00 o'clock. >> reporter: the world's largest theme park with north america's fastest, tallest roller coaster, six flyings great adventure is working on a new achievement becoming the greenest park this week they a announced plans with the solar company to build one of new jersey's biggest solar farms. >> it really is a facility which is going to be one of a kind in the state of facility. one of the kind in the theme park industry which we are excited about. >> reporter: it will produce 21.9 mega watts enough to power 3500 homes. great adventure property include 2200 wooded acres and the solar farm will consume 90 acres near the safari park. they will cut down 18,000 trees but plan to plant 26,000. >> we have a forrester who works for us making sure the trees are in good shape and making sure that we take care of the environment. >> reporter: it is a 128-mile
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per hour ride doesn't give you a thrill how about this fact. once it is complete at great adventure 98 percent of the park's power need will come from clean energy. new jersey ranks third in the nation for solar power with almost 33,000 projects over the the last 15 years, including this array at whole food in cherry hill that customers appreciate. >> green energy is wonderful. i think it should start with businesses. >> greener we get, cheaper it will be for electricity supply and demand. >> reporter: great adventure solar projects begins this spring and will be late by 2016. in jackson township, i'm cleve bryan, cbs-3 "eyewitness news". they are opening their doors in just a couple weeks. all we need is nice sunny days to ride all of the fun ride there. >> have a good time. >> let's go. >> now we have to get weather here to cooperate. >> we need sunshine and warm temperatures from your mouth to the mother nature's ears is what i say. lets get this started. we all want spring.
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you can almost taste it. i will she you photos showing budd on trees. we are seeing signs of it but just not feeling like spring. it did for a couple hours yesterday but we are still seeing showers off to the south. south jersey and delaware is seeing some showers. we've got flurries across central pennsylvania. in the middle we have got some sunshine. not too bad right now. those flurries are seeing off to the north and west could dive down in our area tomorrow. lets check with our weather watchers. you can see the difference looking at upper 40's near city but lower 40's down the shore. right now 41 at charles house in cape may courthouse. 41 degrees there. he sent us a photo. you can see cloud hanging on down the shore cool, cloud any cape may courthouse right along the coast of course. taking a look at a few more photos i want to show you signs of spring. here are mapel budd from greg mccoy in delaware. it does look like spring is starting to blossom but i feel like these budd will feel these temperatures tomorrow and say in thanks, we will go
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back in for a couple days until weather warms up. another shot from sandor looking out the river at a is in looking shot there but we could use more blue skies and sunshine. the lets see if we have any blue skies, in the so much here. we will look live at ben franklin bridge from campbell's feel. looking a little glummy. we are seeing nice sunset here and there. not a terrible evening. sun did try to peak out this afternoon. you can see that again as we take a closer zoom you can see how we broke the cloud up. we are seeing a sunny evening from philadelphia points north and west more cloud across south jersey and delaware. watch these flurries. they may encroach into tomorrow. right now temperatures in the upper 40's. forty-seven at the airport. forty-seven in wilmington. forty-six in reading. tomorrow it will be a chilly day. temperatures in the 40'sment this system will redevelop just off shore, could bring a little bit of snow showers to shore points tomorrow evening. couple flurries for us here in philadelphia. that is the extent of it. high pressure builds in on sunday. on the eastern side of the
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high, that is where we will be sunday with highs only in the 40's still. by monday we will start to get back to normal with a chance for showers as a front approaches. looking forward again just a couple spotty flurries or sprinkles. you can see polka dots here but better chance for showers and snow showers down the shore as that system redevelops off the coast. quick look at temperatures. chilly need. down to 32 degrees at the airport . twenty-eight in reading. tomorrow afternoon not much better than lower 40's. tomorrow night we are down in the 20's. sunday morning starts off very cold, it will be clearing out, and warmer in the afternoon as we climb at least to the upper 40's which still is well below average but we will take any temperature increase we can get. the mostly cloud which a breeze 32 degrees. tomorrow 42 with cloud giving way to partly sunny conditions. still a chilly afternoon and can't rule out those flurries. we will get better sunday and monday. it will be sunny day. watch for pop up shower. tuesday and wednesday, again
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seasonal, bit breezy and better chance for wet weather as we head into thursday and friday, highs get back in the 60's but as we have seen we cannot seem to get 60's and sunshine. if we get 60's it is accompanied by rain. that will be the case. it looks like a wet start to the easter weekend on saturday but looks chilly and dry for easter sunday. >> everything is a trade off in life. >> yes, kate thanks. >> you're welcome. and as i'm checking our jam cams we are not dealing with too much major rush hour at 6:19. definitely good thing for a friday rush. as we head outside we are dealing with the accident scene on 422 approaching oaks in the westbound lanes. you can see we are not tying anything up on the actual roadway but over in the right hand shoulder you can see several vehicles involved and slow go by that scene as well. speaking of slow go we are out on i-95 one the of the few jams we could fine right around allegheny in the north bound lanes. that is where we will see
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backup and slow go there. southbound lanes actually doing better for this time but for rest of the majors everything is slow. not a lot of red here. the on the schuylkill westbound from the vine into the blue route that will take you 25 minutes, 24 minutes the blue route from the schuylkill to 95 heading southbound. the not a whole lot of problems on the the pennsylvania turnpike just 32 minutes there heading eastbound, stay
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well, friday night basketball, the sixers hosting chris paul and the clippers tonight at 7:00 o'clock tip off at the center. the sweet 16 continues tonight on cbs first up it is ucla and gonzaga at 7:15. then utah begins duke at 9:45. the both games right here on cbs-3. bad night to be a
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mountaineer kentucky beat west virginia last night 78 hospital 39. if you are keeping track that is 37 wins and zero losses for the wildcats. there is a good chance one of those guys will be playing for the the sixers next year. temple owls still going strong fran dunphy's team heading to madison square garden for sem you finals of the nit tournament. they will play miami hurricanes who beat duke and north carolina state in conference play. >> it is a tremendous test for us, great challenge. we know what we have in front of us. we have a couple more days to prepare as well. we will know just about everything about them as we play this game on tuesday. >> love this story, north carolina coach dean smith, is looking after his players, even after his death. in his will smith left $200 for every letter winner who played for him. they received a letter with the message that said quote enjoy a dinner out compliments of coach smith. to the flyers now they broke a four game skid with wednesday's win over kimmo
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timonen's black hawks, sharks in town tomorrow, philly is nine-point out with seven-point left to play so they probably went make the playoff but jake voracek has a chance to win the point leader in the league and he said the team just has to keep playing. >> you have to play hard, we have to be in competitive in every game. we have five games left, at home, and we have to make sure that we score some goals and play some good hockey for our fans. >> phillies got rained out today but in the before yankees scored ten runs. rough outing for jake diekman. he gave up seven runs and called it quote worst outing in the history of the world. yankees ten, phillies zero, game called after six innings of play. >> very critical of himself. >> i'm sure there have been worse. >> yes. >> one-third of an inning. >> wow. >> yeah. >> maybe that does qualify, i don't know. hopefully that doesn't carry
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♪ and now i have a brownie ending all of my strife ♪ ♪ i finally found the right snack ♪ ♪ ♪ today it is civic flag day and a lot of blue and yellow in the mayor's reception room in city hall today. today is not only a celebration of the flag but also, of people who do good in the city. philadelphia's mayor michael nutter was among those who was star today. thanks for watching "eyewitness news" at 6:00 we are back at ten at cw philly and we're back here on cbs-3 after the games tonight. >> stay right there, "cbs evening news" comes your way next tonight, deliberate act of destruction, they have new information about the co pilot who brought down that germanwings jet. scott pelley reports tonight from new york with the "cbs evening news".
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>> pelley: the copilot had a doctor's note that could have kept him off that plane. european airlines have changed their cockpit rules and the search goes on for the victims. also tonight, the search for the missing in a new york city explosion and fire. doctors have modified the polio virus to attack brain cancer. >> this, to me, is the most promising therapy i've seen in my career, period. >> pelley: and steve hartman "on the road" with the play of the week in the stands. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: today, as investigators looked for clueses too why andreas lubitz deliberately flew a jetliner into a mountain, they found something else-- a


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