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between the two buildings. we are told four firefighters were taken to the hospital. eight were treated on the scene. we want to show you a different perspective here. this is video from the ground. we understand at this hour, peco is on its way. it's not known right now what is causing that possible carbon monoxide problem. we also have a crew on the scene. they're gathering all the details for us. this is still a very active scene. as soon as that information comes in, we will pass it along to you. federal court battle over that right there. serious mess in margate residents say it's the result of dunes that they did not want in the first place. however the government is in court today asking to restart the project while it continues to investigate what's going wrong here. thanks for joining us at 5:00. i'm i'm lucy noland. >> i'm thomas drayton. iain page is off this week this comes after residents got an injunction to stop the project last week. our joyce evans life outside federal court in camden this evening. joyce, tensions are high here. >> reporter: they are high and
they're still going on in the court behind me. you know, business owners are testifying this afternoon about how their businesses have been devastated by the construction out there. lifeguards telling stories about how they got rashes from the contamination in that pond of the basin but the government says the shut down is costing taxpayers about $125,000 a day, and they're asking the court to let them get back to work while they try to figure out what happened here. >> absolutely not. if there's a problem, you need to stop, figure it out and do something that's going to work. >> reporter: residents and locals not buying the government's explanation that they need to complete the dunes project, have everything in place before they know for sure how the system works there. >> they're stumped. >> reporter: stumped for now admitted an army corps of engineer project manager and they're hydraulics expert saying, they've seen this kind of prolonged ponding before working a similar project in sea
isle. and it all worked out once the project was completed. but they did admit that they had never seen such dramatic prolonged ponding like this. suggesting that a combination of compounding issues took place. continual dredging offshore, dumping water soaked sand on to the beach while more than 3-inches of rain fell overwhelmed margate's unique runoff system, plus swelling ground water created temporary perfect storm. >> nope. >> says margate mayor michael becker. >> it's their problem. let them fix it. >> it's disgusting. >> reporter: and posing posing h and drowning dangers say locals. >> my grandchildren are coming down this weekend and i'm concerned about them walking through that. >> reporter: this drone video that was posted online was presented in court taking one of many jabs at governor christie while showing overhead views of the ponding which lasted for days.
assemblyman chris brown testified it's the result of typical christie bullying. >> when you refuse to listen to others and you force a project through and basically say the people i represent be damned, then that is a definition that i would apply to that. >> little kids could possibly drown in there. is that what it's going to take? >> reporter: well, government attorneys are not saying anything yet. we've gotten a no comment. so so far we're waiting for a statement from them. but attorneys for the city of margate say they don't expect any kind of judgment from the judge here today. they expect everything to go into tomorrow. she'll probably take it under advisement. she did ask a lot of questions about things that could have been done sooner to get rid of all that water. well, the government is also blaming the city of margate for some of the problems but they are saying to them please. we'll talk to you in about 60 minutes here. >> all right. more to come on this one much joyce evans in camden tonight. joyce, thank you. developing tonight, back and
forth between threats between north korea and the united states continues to night. members of trump administration are backing president trump's grave warning to the north. >> that warning the u.s. prepared to unleash fire and fury like the world has never seen. fox's joel waldman is in washington. >> reporter: just one day after president trump made that ominous remarks we're hearing from both the state and defense departments as well as residents of guam the latest targets of threats from the north. >> he can't do anything. you can't run and hide from nuclear bomb or threat. we're basically going to be wiped out. >> reporter: frightened residents the tiny pacific island of guam are afraid being caught in the middle of escalating tensions between the us and north korea after pyongyang announced it might attack the strategically important american territory. defense secretary james mad dog matos warning of his own telling the north to cease any thoughts of possible actions that would be to the end of its regime and
the destruction of its people. secretary matos salvo coming just as u.s. navy bombers taking off from anderson air force became in guam heading near the korean penn nine sewell l state department pushing back against claims that president trump and's remarks came as a surprise to those outside his immediate team. >> the united states and some of you may disagree with us but the united states is on the same page. whether it's the white house, the state department, the department of defense, we are speaking with one voice. and the world is in fact speaking with one voice. >> reporter: meantime, the communist nation also releasing a statement of its own pledging to make the us pay dearly for all the heinous crimes it commits against the state and people of this country. >> whether they're conventional, whether they're nuclear or special forces, so the message is very clear. don't test this white house pyongyang. >> when asked whether or not he had any voice for those concerned about the increased rhetoric secretary of state rex
tillerson said no urging americans to sleep well tonight. in washington, joel waldman, fox news. we're learning this evening fbi agents raided the home of former trump campaign chairman paul manafort last month as part of on-going probe into russia's role in in the 2016 election. with a search warrant in hand and without warning, federal agents appeared at the door of the manafort's have a have home before dawn in late july. now according to the report from the washington post, fbi agents working with special counsel robert mueller were said to have left the home with quote various records. happening right now in philadelphia's east germantown section, under normal circumstances living in secluded wooded area where you can enjoy walks and fresh air quite system a very good thing. but in too many philadelphia neighborhoods that seclusion can make you a prime target for illegal dumpers. >> one neighborhood in particular getting hit very hard here. our bruce gordon joining us getting results tonight. bruce? >> reporter: yeah, thomas, if
you can believe it, what you see right behind me here isn't even the worst of the dumping down this embankment can't even see it because of all the overgrown and brush here sits several abandoned vehicles. shoved down there months even years ago. this is what happens when illegal dumpers find a prime location and frankly no one can quite figure out who is responsible for stopping them. >> our grand children are not allowed back here. >> reporter: tawanda harley and bernie wanted me to see first hasn't what's become of the paved paths behind their row homes on stenton avenue. they lived in this neighborhood of mostly well tenned homes for a combined 88 years but now this pathway has become a virtual landfill. >> we pay taxes. this is awful. >> reporter: shouldn't have to live like this. >> no. this is scary. this is really scary. >> reporter: short dumpers tossed all manner of construction debris, old tv sets, even soiled mattresses back here. a neighbor recently stumbled upon an eye opening seen feature
ago pair of strangers. >> she walked up on a couple having sex right here in the driveway. >> reporter: on the mattress. >> on the mattress. >> reporter: dumping has been going on for years it's just getting worse. part of the problem the piles of trash sit on land bordered by septa railroad tracks, wister woods park and the row homes. no one wants to take responsibility for deterring or cleaning up after the dumpers. >> you've reached out to the city on numerous occasions. >> yes, definitely. >> reporter: what's that gotten you? >> absolutely nowhere. nowhere. >> reporter: i snapped some photos of the mess and reached out to the city's streets department. they control traffic pick up. >> that's the question sort of whose game is this. >> reporter: long live team goal to figure out how how to stop the dumpers from targeting these homeowners. what does it say about the respect or lack of respect that they have for your community? >> they have no respect. >> have no respect at all. they have no respect. >> reporter: some great news to report just a couple minutes ago the folks at the streets department got back to me. they promise to alter their
normal rotation of cleanups they promise to be back out here within the next week to get this mess cleaned up. long term still no real answer as to who is responsible, but for the short term at least this mess is going to be out of here. thomas? >> good news. bruce gordon get results tonight. thank you. let's talk about your fox 29 weather authority now. let's board the fox 29 bus take you down to the shore. this is a live look at wildwood on an absolutely gorgeous wednesday, luce glee sure s my goodness. wouldn't it be nice to be at the beach right now. >> um-hmm. >> i know it's not thursday. real scholl go down the shore kathy orr. >> i'm just saying. >> orr will be down the shore tomorrow. ocean city bev the baby parade. that will be fun. wildwood some of the most beautiful beaches that we have down the shore what gorgeous day to be there. the temperature is 84 degrees in the city. dew point temperature 54 degre 54 degrees. that means this air is bone dry low humidity deep blue skies and another one coming tomorrow. 83 right now in wilmington. 82 in millville. down the shore little bit cooler with this on shore flow.
the owing water temperature 74. it does have an influence on our barrier island temperatures. sea isle 78. north wildwood 77. cape may point sitting at 79 degrees today. so temperatures in the upper 70s. falling into the -- i should say upper 80s falling into the upper 70s by 9:00 and by about the 11:00 o'clock hour, we'll be settling in around 73 degrees with very comfortable conditions. coming up things are going to be changing. we have a another perfect ten in the forecast. more humid conditions coming back, and storms return unfortunately in time for the weekend. we'll time them out for you. so you can have a lot of time outside. i'll see you later in the broadcast. >> thanks much, kathy. skyfox over strawberry mansion. philadelphia police are investigating a deadly shooting along the 3,000 block of fontaine street. you see that car right there. bullet holes in the windshield. well they tell part of the tale of what went down much police say a 60-year-old man shot a 50-year-old man. police have arrested the 60-year-old.
we still don't know why he killed the other man. skyfox busy today also over medford, burlington county, where you can see a car went right through the wall of a garage. well that's what happened. you'll have to believe me on this one happened around 11:15 this morning on the 200 block of hartford road. we do not know why that driver lost control or if anyone is hurt. hopefully not. we do know the name of the victim in a deadly fire in kensington. police say 28-year-old gary smeltzer from bensalem lost his life monday night. flames took over a home this is on the 1800 block of east clem men teen street. another person was hurt expected to be okay. no word yet on the cause. battling our nation's opioid epidemic. a key figuring out what is behind the addiction in the first place. and when you leave your wallet on a bus, you hope you pray that you'll see it again. chances could be slim but one teen recently discovered just how good the capital g people can be. >> there you go. horse wandering around parking
lot not really an every day site. >> no. >> but it's what happened moments later, thomas, that had folks really confused. >> where he was headed. and time for an etiquette lesson we'll tell you about the camp organizers say empowers local young girls through manners. ♪ every year south jersey sends more and more tax money to trenton, but gets less and less back thanks to
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♪ >> want to bring you back to our breaking news we're following out of chester county at this hour. skyfox over the 200 block of west gay street. this is west chester. actually, a view from the ground because we do have crew on the scene trying to gather all the details for you. here's what we know so far. 12 firefighters are injured.
the result of carbon monoxide exposure. we're told that four of those firefighters were taken to the hospital. eight of them were treated on the scene. now, this is the view from skyfox. the call came in just after 3:30. so little over 90 minutes ago. all the activity taking place between those two buildings. once again video from the ground. peco is on its way. it's still not known right now what is causing the carbon monoxide problem. still a very active scene. we have a crew once again on the scene gathering all the details trying not to get in the way of investigators, but as soon as we get that information, we'll pass it along to you. lucy. >> berks county state troopers are on the hunt for an egg thief. here's the deal. little girl and her family township raise chickens when the chickens lay eggs the girl puts them hunter forge road with aj ajar. it's all about the honor system here. you leave some money and take some eggs. well state police say that guy is taking the eggs and the money and they think he's done this at least twice.
stealing from the little girl. so they'd very much like to catch him. police say he may be driving around in a white van. let's talk about the eye opening study on opioids in philadelphia. the health department survey found that one in three adults in the city used prescription opioid in the past year. 13% say they used one in the past week. it found most of those people were getting opioids from their health care provider but nearly 20% are getting them from friends, row tiffs or even street dealers. our city along with the rest of the country facing a drug overdose crisis. last year, there were more than 900 deaths in philadelphia. some fear the number will continue to grow. >> so the key to breaking the cycle of opioid addiction is really a greater understanding of how it begins. a hospital in colorado is at the forefront of a pilot program looking at different ways to treat pain. fox's alicia acuna reports from denver. >> reporter: for many, the first point of contact with
opioid medication is the emergency room. dr. don straighter who works in the emergency room at swedish medical center in englewood, colorado remembers the most he knew that had to change it was while treating a young woman who had overdosed on heroin. >> and what she said is, i got my first prescription for opioid from an emergency physician for an ankle sprain. >> reporter: he is now part of a pilot program launched by the colorado hospital association in eight hospitals an few free-standing er's with one formidable goal. >> reduce the heroin issue on the street while still treating pain. >> reporter: rachel duncan part of a team that includes nurses and physicians on the six-month test run. according to the national institute of drug abuse, nearly 80% of heroin users started with prescription opioids. guidelines in this program include encouraging physicians to write fewer opioid prescriptions, treating pain without narcotics, and getting addicted patients on therapy medication. the armaments, powerful
alternates to opioids to treat pain for often serious conditions locally. >> let's say someone comes in with multiple rib fractures we can put these directly on where they're having the pain and it applies the medication locally. >> reporter: as opposed to a dick did you have agent that travels the system. some patients are initially skeptical but that can change. >> we've had some hospitals who patients have actually written back in already and said, you know what, we're happy. thank you so much. >> reporter: they are doing this without any government money. which the doctor says makes the program more attractive to another physicians and patients. in englewood, colorado, alicia acuna, fox news. >> parents in philadelphia fighting for a voice in the city's school system tonight. they're asking for local power over school that is have been under state control for the past 15 years with the school reform commission. members of the our city our outside city hall asking mayor kenny and officials to make a once the vote is set in place it
will take a calendar year for the transition to take effect according to state law. more children the classrooms are overcrowded, you have disciplinary system within the school that it's not designed to help the children. it's designed to continue to keep the children in the polite they're in. >> there are four more months left for the mayor to put the change in place before the set deadline. talk about singing feeling. you get off septa bus realize, you left your wallet on the bus. which is exactly what happened to a local 16-year-old girl. she thought her cash and her debit card andism d were long gone. but this, this has a happy en ending for goodness sake. ♪ >> she comes out and her eyes are just red and she's balling and i didn't know how to take it. i'm just like, it was like i'm sorry? but you're welcome. does. >> reporter: you know how
social media is. fight goss viral or surveillance video of somebody robbing someone goes viral. you know how much i love sharing a story that actually went viral just for someone doing the right thing. >> i go to the back of the bus because usually more seats are available there, and then i see this wallet. >> reporter: 19-year-old baxter perkins found a wallet on the bus. not that unusual. the fact that he took a bus, walked to the home of the wallet owner and then waited for someone to come home, that part is unusual. >> her parents are like who are you because, you know, now that i think about it this like 6-foot two guy waiting for your 16-year-old daughter it's not a good look. so they're like who are you? i'm like, i'm sorry, like i just found your daughter's wallet. her mom stops in her tracks. she's like -- >> reporter: 16-year-old daughter was crying. the mother was shocked and wanted to let her friends know about it. but social media it's not exactly her thing. >> i had no clue how to even allow the share option. >> reporter: she figure it out posted it on facebook and it's now been shared over 20,000
times with over 130,000 likes. it was her wish to share a positive image of philly's young black men. >> we hear so much, we see so much negativity especially with our young black men and i just wanted my friends to know that, you know, this young black man did something that, um, just touched our hearts. >> reporter: as for baxter, the message is actually pretty simple. and should resonant with all of us. >> just do the right thing. it's not hard to be a good person. >> reporter: my message, good for everyone who shared and liked this act of kindness. you reinforced that goodwill and good people can also go viral for goodness sake. i'm bill anderson. ♪ setting the right example. take look at this right here a dramatic rescue. a dog stuck in a canal now. he's fine but how he got there in the first place is quite intriguing. >> um-hmm. you know bruce springsteen can
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this morning when police say a driver targeted soldiers ramming them with his car before driving away at least six soldiers are wounded. two are in serious condition. police say they have the man in custody. that happened after a shootout with officers in the middle of a highway in france. officials say those soldiers are part of an anti terror unit set up in the wake of deadly attacks over the past two years in france. to arizona now a man's got his best friend back after a dramatic water rescue. officers body camera caught the whole thing. police say a dog chased ducks into a canal because that's what dogs do but this dog got stranded his name is sparky and his owner watched helplessly as his best friend just floated away. sparky's dad is a veteran and his beloved pup helps him with ptsd. so officer used a catch pole to rescue him. >> i knew i had a snare in my truck and that canal is very slippery. it can be deceiving but i pretty much had oh straddle it so i didn't fall in myself. >> we're both veterans v a lot
of respect for each other. i think he has a love for dogs like me. he understands how much this guy means to me. >> absolutely. well after the rescue, police took sparky to the animal hospital and you can see he's back with his owner his daddy and is resting and recovering. take look at right here a man in texas road his horse right into a burger joint. the rider donned cowboy boots an stetson before entering that restaurant to obviously employees surprised. he got off, danced around a bit, saddled back up and wrote road back out. nothing like this has been seen like this according to employees. why did dough this. >> yeah. >> he wanted to become a viral sensation. his girlfriend was streaming the whole thing on facebook. >> of course she was. but did he order anything? >> nothing. >> even for the horse. >> not for the horse. >> the horse was hungry. >> hill lay later. a guy shoving a jacket down his pants. why? well, what he did after security officer stopped him is even more interesting. and back to nature.
some pet owners are feeding their animals raw food but the question is that safe? >> wait second. i do that. >> do you? >> um-hmm. >> apparently it's good for them. you promised us tens, kathy. you delivered. >> one ten today. >> the next perfect ten comes tomorrow. we're watching a front sag to the south. that's really hurting the carolinas. for us, more sun. we'll talk about that and when the rain moves back in coming up.
right now. skyfox over the 200 block this is gay street in west chester chester county here. 12 firefighters injured. the result of carbon monoxide exposure. still very active scene here. we're told four of the firefighters they were taken to the hospital. eight were treated on the scene for headaching, shortness of breath, disneyness, vomiting the call came in just after 3:30. peco just arriving on the scene. they want to know what's causing the could be mon problem. we also have a crew on the scene as you can see once again still very active between those two buildings. what is going on here as soon as we get more information, we're following this one very closely. we'll pass it along to you. >> in center city a man caught on cameras eye a jacket at the union any glow store right on 16th and chestnut. police say he shoved that jacket in his pants. walk past the cashiers before security guard stopped him. brief struggle police say the man threatened to establish the guard. then tore up the coat and took off in a mountain bike with bunch of other stuff he had stolen. they would love to catch him.
if you know anything give them a call. >> pretty bold move. what was supposed to be a good deed sparked serious debate. a woman buys a man for homeless man at a port richmond rest aunt. when she got the receipt she was fired over what was written over. >> does a case of homeless shaming. our hank flynn went to fine out. >> reporter: do you consider homeless to be a derogatory term? >> i do. when it's used like that, yes. >> reporter: when it's used in that particular way. >> absolutely yes. >> reporter: you take offense to it. >> i did, yes. >> reporter: all right. it's hank and that was ravon in a coffee nice woman who bought meal for homeless gentleman the other week at the aramingo ihop. the receipt for that meal, however, when it came back literally read homeless. does offend you? my take is maybe we need to dissect how that word homeless gets used. >> ♪ >> reporter: she says putting homeless on check for a homeless person is a same thing as putting black woman on her che check. >> it's the same thing. because i have name. he has a name.
so i mean it's rude. >> reporter: the man does have name. charles mets he's been on the streets since march and he says the check didn't bother him as much because he's got bigger concerns. >> it did bother me a little, but like being out here, like this, i can't let stuff like that bother me. >> reporter: i want to do to see what would happen if i brought charles into the same ihop and we had breakfast. it meant fine. the manager told meme homeless was used on the receipt she hadn't known charles name and she wanted to make sure he got the food. she added the restaurant regular help out folks who need a meal. charles had been satisfy ravenous. >> i could eat another one. >> he refused a second breakfast when i offered one. i paid up. >> it's a struggle he's going right now and that -- that doesn't identify who glees i asked people i see on the street like thomas, what if homeless was written on their check? >> does that offend you? >> yeah. definitely it would offend me, yeah.
definitely would. i would feel little degraded, you know, put down. >> reporter: jeff lost his leg in the navy. he says the difference is in how the word homeless is used. >> when you say are you homeless? yes, i'm houghs homeless but that homeless guy, no that's not who i am. it's what i'm going through. >> reporter: right. >> there's a difference there. >> reporter: i'm not upset at ihop the way she is but i'm glad she brought it up because it's worth discussing. i'm not too many missed paychecks from being out on the sidewalk with charles, jeff or thomas i don't know ever forget that when i see them. what about you? i'm hank and that's my take. ♪ it's always wonderful to be able to help out whenever you can. sometimes it's the unspoken goes a little further. >> oh yeah absolutely. things, we've got all kinds of sunshine beaming upon us right now. fox 29 -- >> so poetic. >> thank you. fox 29 weather authority right now. i was trying to go for a poem it wasn't happening.
live look at allentown. what picture perfect day. so is this what we can expect for the rest of the week? i know you're hoping so, thomas. meteorologist kathy orr joins us in just 15 seconds. what a beautiful day a perfect ten everywhere from the city to the poconos to the shore. you name it. it was a keeper with plenty of sunshine and low humidity. the temperature still holding at 84 degrees in philadelphia. 77 in pottstown. 82 in reading. 83 in wilmington and dover. it is 82 degrees. down the shore, temperatures in the 70s as we look at the northeast as a whole cooler through new england and southeastern parts of canada but for the most part close to seasonal temperatures. the normal high in philadelphia is 86 for this time of year. so clear through philadelphia. some storminess through upstate new york and new england. we have a stationary front to the south. so anyone down through the
outerbanks through myrtle beach extending down right along the gulf coast we have scattered showers and thunderstorms again and this will slowly move to the south over the course of the next 24 hours. high pressure builds in further for us another goldened for your thursday heading down the shore this week high pressure will control the weather at least through early friday and then as this moves off the coast, we see the chance of more shot tee showers and storms moving back into our forecast. as we go hour by hour no problems tonight with clear skies. moonlit skies. during the day on thursday, another gorgeous day with more clouds moving in late thursday night and by friday morning we'll have some filtered sunshine. a few spotty showers here or there especially friday night. so friday i would say partly so movely cloudy most of the day. and some spotty showers and storms possible during the evening. but only about a 30% chance. saturday a better chance of showers and storms. now, sunday is looking better with just a 30% chance and then
monday a better chance of some shower activity returns. overnight tonight the low 66. moonlit skies. comfortable conditions an light wind out of the southwest at just about 5 miles an hour. during the day tomorrow, 86 in philadelphia. 82 in pottstown. 80 in wildwood. 81 degrees in dover. 84 will be your high in wilmington. as you go down the shore, 70s with on shore flow so very comfortable there. and 70s as well in lewes, rehoboth and bethany beach with the owing water temperature at 77. your seven day forecast looking good. increasing clouds for friday. saturday scattered showers and storms. partly sunny sunny just a chance of an afternoon shower or thunderstorm. monday more storms. tuesday mostly sunny. and by wednesday, just looking beautiful and temperatures that will be right around 83 degrees. that is a look at your seven day forecast. we'll be back with sports right after this. ♪ day 13. if only this were as easy as saving $600
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nearly 100 people got their hands dirty helping the families with critical home repairs. lose teamed up with habitat for humanity to make all of this happen and they also worked on a local rec center fixing it up. it just turned 100 years old. another neat story here. dozens of children in philadelphia now have food to enjoy thanks to generous donations organized by first trust bank employees from the bank they gathered at the we never say never community. this is on the 4400 block of lancaster avenue to deliver all of the food. they collected 2,000 pounds of food and they're helping children who no longer have access to school food programs during the summer. guess what the boss trading in the sands of the jersey shore for the bright lights of broadway. >> yeah, bruce springsteen is finally signed on the dotted line making his broadway run this fall official. did it did today. springsteen on broadway begins previews october 3rd ahead of the october 12th opening. at the 960 seat walter kirk
theater nice and intimate. solo shot will feature songs as well readings from his best selling memoir born to run. >> back to nature. some pet moms and dads are feeding their animals raw food it's like the new thing. but is it a safe thing? >> also ahead this evening, the much anticipated solar eclipse less than two weeks away but could it cause problems for people who use solar power? tom in the house. >> thomas, good evening eagles getting ready for that first pre-season game tomorrow night ahead in sports queasy stomach and all, what goes through a rookie's mind before his first taste of the nfl? ♪
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chester, chester county. dozen firefighters are right now dealing with carbon monoxide exposure. in fact it was so bad medic took four of them to the hospital with the other eight treated at the scene. now this call came in just past 3:00. about 3:30. peco is there trying to figure out what was spewing out that carbon monoxide. we've got a crew there as well gathering more on what is going on. we'll bring it to you as soon as it comes in. reminder to take the right precautions when it comes to avoiding infections from mosquito. it is official. west nile virus has if he can add montgomery county resident. the first case of the year for the state of pennsylvania and health officials are hoping that reminds everyone to practice sim spell steps use bug spray and cover exposed skin while spending time outside to avoid infections. there's good news for residents of the 4900 block of north smedley street in philadelphia's logan section. we told you about the downed tree limbs that had completely blocked the shared rear driveway and it blocked the next one over
as well. well the tree trimming crew had taken part of the tree down last tuesday and the big rain and wind storm the very next day took parts of tree on to the as fall. after calls from fox 29 the city demanded the owner of the tree clearly driveway but neighbors now report to us that the city came out and cleared the way. neighbors say they have their shared driveway back. fox 29 getting results. good thing right there. some pet owners are going old school by feeding their dogs and cats what they used to eat in the wild. it's called raw food. but just how safe is going raw? fox's beth galvin is looking for answers. >> reporter: breakfast is big deal to 12-year-old big daddy. >> he loves it. he sleighs it. he wakes me up and he waits by the bowl. it's enjoys it. >> reporter: for last couple of years lauren who owns the organic big daddy biscuits has been feeding her dog raw. >> dogs are carnivores you want to give them the best possible food and so there's no additives, preservatives in it i know exactly what he's eating.
>> reporter: what big daddy is eating is mostly raw turkey from an atlanta company called corrina's corner. >> you can get beef, chicken, turkey, fish. >> reporter: growing number of pet owners are trig to get back to the basics. feeding their pets raw meat, bones, vegetables, some fruit even some dairy. janice says she went raw because big daddy was overweight and shed ago lot. >> since i've changed him over, his weight is great. he's more, um, his body moves better, and he doesn't shed. >> homemade raw diets i worry a lot about those, and from a safety standpoint for the pet owner. >> reporter: uga school of veterinary medicine associate professor dr. sherri sanderson who specializes in animal nutrition says diy raw pet diets can be tricky because of bacteria like salmonella. >> salmonella is in most of the chicken that we buy. >> reporter: dr. sanderson says if you're going to feed your pet raw, find a company you can trust to make the food for you. >> it actually is illegal to
sell any pet food right now that's contaminated with salmonella. so the raw commercial diets are safer product than people going to the grocery store and buying stuff. >> reporter: if you're going to go raw janice says do your research. for her buying prepared raw food seemed safer than making it herself. >> because i'm not good at it. i'm good at one thing making dog biscuits. ♪ we're following more breaking news at this hour. a barricade situation this in delaware county. skyfox right now live over the scene in collingdale on mcdade boulevard. you can see right there. a massive police presence right now. this all taking place within the hour. we have a crew on the scene. gathering all the details. as soon as that comes in, on this barricade situation, in collingdale, delaware county. we'll pass it along to you. less than two weeks until a total solar eclipse and the excitement just keeps on growing. it's really a mini industry with all kinds of folks planning to head to parts of the country where the moon's shadow will completely block the things. tourists aren't the only ones
thing thinking about the eclip eclipse. >> andrew craft has all the details. >> reporter: it's the most anticipated natural 93 nom non in generation and solar energy plans are preparing for this month's eclipse. states like california stand to lose 4.2 gigawatts during auguso power use beside 4.2 million homes. the moon will block the sun for a maximum of two minutes and 40 seconds experts say there's little cause for concern. >> luckily, everyone knows this is coming. so if you're in an area where you're actually dependent on solar energy there will be a slight drop in energy but that's being prepared for. remember, that the total darkness anywhere only lasts about two and a half minutes. so we're not expecting this to be an extreme event. >> reporter: solar energy is responsible for one point 4% of the total us electrical generation around 1.4 million people rely on solar power in the united states. >> it's not really a big deal. we have a lot of other kinds of clean electricity and we have a lot of natural gas. so it doesn't create a risk to
the grid. >> reporter: crescent dunes solar field in nevada services 75,000 of those people. it always has energy reserve stored up. other solar plants without stored units will rely on other sources like wind and hydro or conventional fuel. >> solar creek as it moves across the u.s. is not going to -- have much of an impact at all on the systems. it will be like a big cloud came over, you know, part of the u.s. the solar eclipse look most visible in north america for the first time in 38 years where it's path of totality will be seen from oregon to south carolina. andrew craft, fox news. i love it. the path of totality. we are not in the pam of totality. we're in the path of partiality i just made that one up. >> i like it. very good. >> basically it won't be a total eclipse for us we'll still see the darkness it. >> will be quite a site. i'm still waiting on the glasses. >> we'll get them.
>> this is getting me excited here. >> absolute. >> stelle ahead, i wanted to tell you about this professor at a college in georgia raisin eyebrows. his grading policy it's making some parents very furious. >> and what one town in new jersey might just ban from the beach. time for an etiquette less lesson. the camp organize organizers sas local young girls through manners. every year south jersey sends
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asking bryce for the 25,000 square foot home, it's only $350 million. so if you win the lotto jackpot you might be able to afford it. >> wipe you out clean. >> it would wipe you out clean. >> it wouldn't be able to could it good because of taxes. >> electric bill on a place like that. >> well yeah. >> you might like cat videos but probably not as much as these folks out in minnesota. take look at this. crowds gathering in st. paul for the second annual cat video festival. it is a thing and it's exactly what it sounds like that. >> dressed like cats. >> last night hundreds of people watched cat videos together dressed like cats on the big screen. all videos were submitted by fans but no actual cats were allowed. >> what? >> at the event. >> what yes. >> say it ain't so. >> the event ended with fireworks to make up for it. >> i was waiting for cat videos to pop up there. all righty. class at the university of georgia raising eyebrows. students get to choose their own grdes. can you imagine? and some parents say that's going little bit too far. fox's george franco reports.
campus is finally got people on it now. it's really a life. first day of rush was today. >> reporter: at uga there's a drum beat of activity as students move in before classes get underway next week. with a bit of buzz going around about a certain class. >> i just heard that there was a class that you could pick your grade and everyone was trying to figure out what it was so they can sign up for it. >> it was class saturday taught by business professor richard watson according to the drudge report he had professor watson said if students felt unduly stressed by a grade they could e-mail the instructor indicating what grade would be appropriate with no explanation required. >> probably think like a 97 or something so it wouldn't be obvious. >> true. >> yeah. >> reporter: would you deserve it? >> well, i would probably earn a 97 any ways. >> around campus there are a lot of parents like kerry outlaw from canton helping students move in. he told me he wasn't thrilled with professor watson's stress free approach.
>> kind of makes me think of what you hear about millennials, you know, they're given way too much. they don't have to earn. >> reporter: dean at terry college of business said this about professor wallet watson' stress free approach. the professor has removed the language from the syllabus in addition uga applies very high standards in its curricular delivery including university wide hold speel that mandates all faculty employ a grading system based on transparent and pre-defined coursework. and that's just fine with freshman like ben guzman. >> if you really take in knowledge and work for that knowledge and you learned it -- in its entirety, then like you're going to hold on to that knowledge because it means more. >> give yourself an a plus i guess. >> yes. a couple from north jersey really wants to meet the folks in this photo. they say these two people crashed their wedding it happened in sussex county on sunday. the bride karen fox says the crash schers left them a wedding
gift. a card with that polaroid we're showing you a dollar a buck for good luck. they also apologized for crashing the wedding. the bride and groom currently honeymoonly florida keys but say hey, i think these would be cool people to hang out with. >> all right there. you go. so love that. hopefully they'll find them. >> fox 29 news at 6:00 starts right now. ♪ happening right now, at 6:00, illegal dumping. residents in one philadelphia neighborhood saying they've had enough. fox 29 works to get results. and the battle over margat margate's dunes heads to federal court. engineers say they want to get back to work but residents want a judge to stop it down because it's behind their headaches and a big mess. ♪ live from center city in philadelphia this is fox 29 news at 6:00. ♪ breaking news. topping the 6:00 from chester county. dozen firefighters are hurt in west chester.
medics rushed four to the hospital. thank you much for joining us i'm lucy noland. >> i'm thomas drayton. great to have you with us. iain page off this week. we've been following this one over the past hour. let's go right to the scene. our shawnette wilson in west chester. shawnette. >> reporter: thomas and lucy, 200 block of gay street still blocked off right now. a very active seen after the initial call came in around 3:30 this afternoon. i'll step out of the way. you can take a look behind me. just a few ago some of the secondary crews the ambulances have pulled out but just i don't know this immediate scene right here is the heart of the scene in the middle of the block here. so let's get right to some chopper video to give you an aerial view of what is happening here right now. the most concerning thing at this how as you heard thomas and lucy mention 12 firefighters are hurt. preliminary reports tell us that four have been taken to the hospital. eight of them checked out right here at the scene. carbon monoxide exposure is the issue that they are dealing with right now. possibly one firefighter transported in cardiac arrest again i want to mention that this is a