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kentucky governor steve beshear live from the diner in lexington, kentucky on a tuesday night in america. the president has given his first speech, his first address to a joint session of congress and one of the moments of memory from the night the time for small thinking is behind us the time for trivial fight is over. if that is the case, the news cycle will get a makeover very quickly. your late local news is coming up a half hour late now on the east coast and in the central time zones. on the west coast and mountain your regular programming and on fox news channel on satellite and cable, a whole night of neals begins live now on america's choice for news and information on cable. i'm shepard smith. fox news in washington. ♪ >> this has been a fox news
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♪ >> live from center city in philadelphia this is fox 29 news at 10:00. recent threats target, jewish community centers and vandalism of jewish cemeteries as well as last week's shooting in kansas city remind us that while we may be a nation divided on policies, we are a country that stands united in condemning hate and evil --
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>> out of the gate his first address to joint session of congress president trump took on the wave of threats against jewish institutions and desecration of jewish cemeteries. >> his words hitting home in our area. the president's calling this time in our nation a quote new chapter of american greatness. thanks for joining us tonight. i'm iain page. >> i'm lucy noland. the moment of the night bipartisan moment a standing ovation for the widow of navy seal ryan owens who died in a controversial raid last month in yemen. the president assured his widow his death will not be in vain. >> ryan's legacy is etched in to eternity. thank you. [ applause ] >> president trump talking points and campaign promises during the speech not too many
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surprises as he touched on immigration, infrastructure and jobs to name a few topics. he spent a good chunk of his speech talking about health care telling the did he vied crowd that obama care is a disaster. >> mandating every american to buy government approved health insurance was never the right solution for our country. [ applause ] >> the way to make health insurance available to everyone is to lower the cost of health insurance, and that is what we are going to do. [ applause ] >> of course democrats respon responding to night to the president's address and they have got a lot to say. former kentucky governor steve besheer spoke from a diner. >> you and your republican allies in congress seem determined to rip affordable health insurance away from millions of americans who most need it. does the affordable care act need some repair? sure, it do
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does. but so far every republican idea to replace the affordable care act would reduce the number of americans covered despite your promises to the contrary. >> he also criticized president trump for filling his cabinet with washington insiders and not draining the swamp. pennsylvania's democratic senator bob casey brought a local man to the president address to congress. joe mcgrath marine veteran and father of a teen with down syndrome got the senator's guest ticket. casey says mcgrath shares his worry over republican's plans of blocking grant -- block granting medicaid. here at home only on fox the issue of immigration had emotions running high in cape may county tonight. >> sheriff flooding the noon use local law enforcement as immigration agents whipping up fears of mass deportation. fox 29's chris o'connell has what's going on from the cape may courthouse. >> reporter: cape may county
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sheriff has his way his officers could be depth pew advertised of federal immigration agents part of a controversial federal probe that has some residents here claiming the county is gone too far. >> open your hearts with love and understanding for human beings. >> immigration battle hitting home in cape may county. >> my country and your country and i'm fired of being ashamed. >> reporter: with signs in hand dozens came to blast the plan that would allow cape may county correctional officers to arrest and detain undocumented immigrants that come through the county's jail system. under the so-called 287g program three officers at the county jail would undergo four weeks of training to become agents for ice. >> it's unnecessary for the sheriff's department or any local law enforcement officials to become sort of junior g men.
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>> we're all immigrants. we do have an obligation where we have rights to stand up for each other especially the more vulnerable ones. >> cape may county sheriff delaware schaeffer applied for the program weeks ago and if approved the county would become only one of 38 agencies in the country to take part. >> we have an obligation to protect the citizens of the county, and we don't want felons running around in the county, and out of jail. >> reporter: board director gerald thorton says the goal of the program is to identify and detain criminal aliens not law-abiding immigrants. >> they won't be going up and down the highways and knocking on doors and things like this. and going looking for undocumented immigrants. >> reporter: critics say the plan promotes deportations without due process. some worry it's a sign of things to come. >> anybody and anybody who is undo you meaned will get picked up. >> reporter: spokesperson with the us immigration and customs enforcement tells me cape may
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county's quest is still being considered. final approval could take weeks or even months. in cape may courthouse, chris o'connell fox 29 news. police officer from lower southampton township in buck county and cops say he stole more than $51,000 from a firefighter's fund. they say 33-year-old brian walter made improper loans to himself and five other people. a collegeville man facing invasion of privacy charges to night after prosecutors say he walked into a locker room and started recording video. state police say john lions, jr., entered the perkiomen valley high school back on february 18th during a swim meet and allegedly recorded video inside a locker room. full of female swimmers. no word yet on when he'll face judge. >> volunteers picking up pieces at a local jewish cemetery desecrated by someone local and federal authorities are tracking down. the community wants answers and action. fox 29's dave schratwieser joins us live from philadelphia's
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frankford neighbor. dave? >> reporter: lucy, strong police presence out here at the cemetery tonight as investigat investigators try to get to the bottom of who is behind the widespread vandalism here there was a community meeting nearby tonight with lots of questions and concerns. >> jewish community was the target this event. other groups god for bid will be the target of other crimes. >> reporter: concern and a search for answers at wissonoming civic association meeting tuesday night as people came together to voice anger and disgust at the widespread vandalism uncovered at mt. carmel cemetery over the last week. >> the hate has got to end the crime has got to end. >> i was really discouraged at the fact in there still at this time are people willing to go out and do things to hurt people. >> reporter: dozens were at the meeting at a local church just days after police say over 100 tombstones were overturned or damaged at the wissonoming cemetery. clean up has been under way for
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three days now. volunteer bell white is just 14. >> just to help clean up and make it look nice just whatever i can do to help. >> reporter: police continue to investigate who is behind the vandalism here while the fbi and u.s. attorney's office have opened a civil rights investigation. the reward is now $50,000 and climbinclimbing. >> with that amount being put out to the public i believe we'll start getting a lot of tips coming in. >> reporter: several groups stepped up to offer help to install lighting and surveillance cameras at the cemetery. to protect it and provide better security. >> i truly think we'll have a lot more eyes and ears in the community. i think people are going to start really paying attention, and reporting things that they see that doesn't -- that don't look right. >> reporter: now, police have recovered fingerprints from some of the toppled tombstones. those fingerprints are being analyzed at the forensic lab. they also are reviewing dozens of hours of surveillance video from nearby surveillance cameras at a apartment complexes right across the street.
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they say added security is now in place including some temporary surveillance cameras hoping to stop any further vandalism. iain? >> let's hope so, dave, thank you. big showing of support tonight at the katz jewish community center in cherry hill. just a day after someone called in a bomb threat there. people came out for a rally to send messages of love and peace. this jcc was one of three in our area and dozens around the country threatened yesterday although police found the threats were not credible. east brandywine the brutal attack on a senior citizen that ended with her bound in a closet for four days. has police searching for who did it. they've been combing the scene on creek road. investigators say the 72-year-old daughter-in-law found her yesterday with a shopping bag over her head. she was severely dehydrated and is still in the hospital. whoever attacked the woman apparently also took her laptop. police are looking for her 2013
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silver fiat 500 with these plates. jtj 0600. well wherever you live kids need something to do and positive places to channel all that energy. montgomery county crown in the wants to put in a skate park where it could go has got people divided. fox 29's shawnette wilson joins us live from lansdale. shawnette, you talked to lost anybody's out there tonight. >> reporter: i did, iain. and some people who live in newly built homes in this community have collected a petition of 100 signatures against this forth street location. now other who's favor fourth street for the park say an active park is a safer park. >> it gave me so many fines just from riding the streets. >> reporter: i wasn't witnes witness-year-old anthony and his friends are masters at skateboarding and biking. but here in lansdale they say the only place to do it is on the street in some areas of town there's an ordinance against it. >> we had good skate park i think everyone would not be getting in trouble any more.
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>> reporter: the good news for these kids their town is close to getting one. but people are divided on where it should go. borough council and parks and rec narrowed down four potential spots to two. one at fourth street park. >> it's enjoyable even if you're not into it. >> reporter: karen fritz lives across the street from the fourth street site which already has a playground and athletic fields. she supports it being here. >> to give them a place to go. hang out, they teach each other tricks. >> reporter: others newly built community on fourth street say yes to a skate park but no to fourth street. >> going in the backyards of some of these homes people paid upwards of $10,000 for for a lot premium to have that big green open speights in their backyard. what will it do to the home values. >> reporter: second location is an open space along ninth street. it also has athletic fields but isn't near as many homes. jason is a council member and also serves on the park and rec committee. he says ninth street is a remote area. >> one of the things i look at is when you tell the kids, you know, you're not -- we don't
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want you in our active parks, we want to give you the facility, we just want you over, you know, not in our neighborhood. so i think the active park is the right place for it. but i'm one of nine members that will vote on the location. so we'll see. >> reporter: and there's a meeting tomorrow night. the parks committee is expected to approve a site which borough council could approve in about two weeks. back to you. >> all right, shawnette, thank you very much. of course we can see shawnette has the umbrella out. >> um-hmm. >> kathy. got some rain out there. >> around of rain coming through right now, and two more tomorrow. the threat of severe weather and record warmth in the seven day. ♪ >> all right, kathy, thanks. thought you were going save some money this winter on home heating costs? well think again. ♪
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>> philadelphia gas works is asking state regulators for 11-point 3% rake hike for residential customers. pgw says warm winters and increased home and appliance efficiency has dropped their sales volume big time over the past few years. so while the cost of the natural gas has dropped the price of delivering the gas and running the business have gone up. >> the cost of pipe is outside of our control. the cost of health care continues to rise nationally and
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business costs in general are going up and that's unfortunately why we have to come back and ask for hikes. >> they're expected to rule on the rate increase quest by late this year. p. gw lacked jacked up its rates in 2010. >> on your radar some rain out there. as we live look at the ben franklin parkway. showers passing through but severe weather expected tomorrow. kathy orr has your forecast in just 15 seconds. we have some showers moving through the delaware valley we've had them through the evening and now we'll see a few into the overnight moving in from the west through lancaster and york county. another round will be moving in. some heavy rain through south jersey this afternoon and this evening. you can see little egg harbor and atlantic city some of that yellow slowly moving offshore.
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so this is just a pre-frontal boundary with warm air moving in with a warm front and then tomorrow we get into the threat of severe weather with some really warm temperatures. right now it's still 57 degrees. the high today 68. that's some 20 degrees above normal for this time of year. winds still out of the south southwest at about 7 miles an hour. temperatures still mainly in the 50s with the southerly flow still 50 degrees in the poconos. 52 in wilmington and 58 degrees in reading so temperatures not cooling all that much overnight into tomorrow morning. march is going to start off with a roar. temperatures soaring well into the 70s. 74 in the afternoon in philadelphia. 77 in raleigh but look at the cold. minneapolis 34. rapid city, iowa, 35. so the cold is not that far aw away. the warmt warmth is being squeed along coastal plane by a very strong cold front. so as we go hour by hour, you can see this round of rain moving through tonight. it's out of the region by about
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2:00, 3:00 in the morning. tomorrow morning, some filtered sunshine and we'll watch this line. some showers and thunderstorms moving through between about am and 11am the sun comes back out and warms the atmosphere creates instability a cold front moves through and we'll watch a squall line a line of showers and some strong to severe storms lining up right about 3:00 o'clock near the poconos. 4:00 o'clock in our northern and western suburbs cross philadelphia at 5:00 during the evening rush. so our major highways impacted by this heavy rain and then it moves offshore by about 6:00. weaver talking about the threat for damaging winds that will be the main threat with the severe weather. so that severe risk through the entire delaware valley pennsylvania, new jersey, delaware tomorrow afternoon into the evening between 3:00 and 6:00 p.m. damaging winds in excess of 60 miles an hour with some of these storms that turn severe. frequent lightning the possibility of hail and even some flooding in poor drainage areas. so tonight, temperatures will be quite mild in the 50s with the
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rain slowly ending and patchy fog moving in. tomorrow's high temperature going for near record warmth. the record is 76 going for 75 with those late gusty thunderstorms. temperatures around the region tomorrow looking really good. high temperatures mainly in the 70s. the records tomorrow mainly in the 70s and some of them will be beaten. on your seven day forecast from the weather authority much cooler on thursday. a morning snow shower possible on friday believe it or not. and then, temperatures warm back up. sunday 51. monday 58. next tuesday 60 degrees. so another huge swing in temperature. once again, the warmth will end with a bank. we'll send it over to you, sean. >> kathy, with the trade deadline looming the flyers looking to make a case to keep their team intact against the avalanche plus nfl draft is head to do philadelphia. ron jaworski talks about what this means for the entire city. that's coming up next in sports. >> now with tomorrow's traffic, here's bob kelly.
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good evening, everybody. get ready for work crews coming our way tomorrow. they'll be working all day on i-95 from about 9:00 to 3:00 mainly in the work zone here between the betsy ross bridge and girard avenue. also work crews continue that expansion of 295 in the freeway and every night makes some adjustments to concrete barriers and maybe the bus driver wasn't late today. it could have been you. remember, the city and suburban transit routes went into a schedule change over the weeke weekend. so make sure you grab the new timetable so you're all set for tomorrow morning speaking of which we'll check the jam cams. sue will have your forecast. i'll see you bright and early tomorrow here starting at 4:00.
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♪ the nht trade deadline is tomorrow at 3:00 things look very different this time tomorrow. claude giroux and bunch of other vets may be out there to grab. so things may look a lot different between now and then. tonight they tried to make a case to keep things intact against the avalanche. in the first period the flyers shorthanded right here. get the three on one break. wayne simmons gives it up and gets it back and gets the goal right there to give the flyers a one to nothing lead. flyers on the power play. shane right there with the shot and simmons again there to clean
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it up and get another goal. the flyers getting plenty of offense. steve mason providing defense. 32 saves including this on a penalty shot the flyers going on to win four-zero. nfl draft it's back here in philadelphia and the city is ready to party. the ben franklin parkway will be shut down transformed into football fest the entire weeke weekend. chicago has had the draft for the last couple of years and it's a huge, huge production over 200,000 people will be there and this will be a huge event for the city. something that's supposed to be win/win for the nfl and the ci city. >> people will have an opportunity both under nationally, under nationally and in the region to come into philadelphia to see what we have to offer. i don't think there's any really downside to this. >> it's not just about the player being drafted. it's about the experience. the nfl does a tremendous job and it's going to be free. are you kidding mes? going to be free. they'll be nfl alumni there.
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they'll be interactive games there. people will be involved with just the festivities surrounding the national football league and nfl draft. phillies and orioles in spring training. the phils get their first look at their new ace clay buchholz wept two innings giving up no runs and only two hits. phillies bats were alive. once again in this one. look at tommy joseph had two, this one right to the tiki bar. phils had four homers in this game. they went on to win, seven to five. phillies there's some hope. they're looking good. young guys playing well. >> tiki bar out there. that's where they get it -- that's where they they know. >> we'll leave that alone. >> exactly. >> that's spring training thing. >> exactly. [ laughter ] >> ya'll don't need to know about that. >> let's see what's coming up at 11:00. >> sean bell was down at spring training. parent he will knows about the tiki bar. all right. ahead on fox 29 news at 11:00 hank flynn will do anything he definitely proved date.
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