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videos on which the district attorney based his decision, not to charge lesean mccoy or anyone else in connection with the bar brawl. the ag's office will now have to decide, if based on what they find, they might ask a court, to reverse the district attorney's no charges decision. >> i think it is absolutely correct to say that mr. mccoy and anyone else who was involved with him in this incident is not totally cleared. >> reporter: solicitor general bruce castor says that the state attorney general's office is now reexamining district attorney seth williams decision, 12 days ago, not to file criminal charges against lesean mccoy, his companions or any would be else in a february bar brawl that left two off-duty philadelphia police officers injured. >> my office is investigation has found that there is insufficient evidence to prove that any individual committed a criminal offense.
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>> reporter: ag's office decision came in this letter to fraternal order of police president john mcnesby who requested a review of the case. >> there is a lot there that people do not know about and you know, we just wanted to make sure we get another set of eyes looking at it. >> reporter: mccoy's attorney dennis cogan in a phone interview tells cbs-3 i have a high regard for bruce castor. i am confident he will fine in abuse have discretion in his decision not to prosecute. castor pointing out action toss reverse prosecutor's decisions require overwhelming evidence that with then of to go to a judge for a final decision. >> we are deciding now whether the evidence is so compelling that a court should review the decision made by the district attorney. >> reporter: finally district attorney williams responding in an e-mail that reads in part, i stand by my decision not to issue charges against
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anyone. my office worked diligently to investigate this matter, and in the end, there was not adequate evidence to prove that any individual committed a criminal offense. and so far, no time frame from the aj's office on when they will make their decision, on whether to move forward or to allow the d.a.'s no charge decision to stand. live from central detectives i'm walt hunter for cbs-3 "eyewitness news". >> thanks very much, walt. a philadelphia federal court judge rules the accuse inner bill cosby's criminal sexual assault case is entitled to any document or e-mails that makes the comedian lawyers shared with former montgomery county prosecutor and now key defense witness bruce castor. the decision comes in the defamation lawsuit andrea constand filed against castor. the judge has yet to rule on a claim by both cosby and constand's lawyers that the other side violated a secrecy clause, in their 2006
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settlement. a deadly shooting is under investigation in willingboro, burlington county. police say a report of shots fired, was called in overnight on the 600 block of woodhaven lane. that is where they found body of the 31 year-old colby rodgers inside a parked car. one member say the violence is giving his family reason to move out of the area. >> it used to be quiet neighborhood. you can see it is quiet but things change, you know, and they change sometimes for the worst. >> authorities have not released any information about any potential suspects, but say, no arrests have been made. it is a beautiful, friday out there and it looks like the weekend is only going to get better. meteorologist kate bilo live on the sky deck, with a first look, this is a winning forecast, kate. >> this is a weather winner for sure, guess contact it will be just a perfect weekend, if you liked today and you liked yesterday, you will love the weekend. it gets a little bit warmer as
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we can endings along, still cool nights and mornings but nothing but sunshine, wall to wall sunnies what we're expecting for the next several days. take a look outside on storm scan three and it looks beautiful. nothing if you sunshine, clear case, north east, midwest, great lakes. we are under a dome of high pressure keeping anything at bay. any rain around edges of that high but underneath it we're protected and it will stick around for next several days. very comfortable out identify in the city, 64, cooler in south jersey and delaware thanks to an on shore flow and east wind in the 50's there but we have been climbing all week and will continue to climb this weekend back to the 70's by sunday. coming up we will tell you when we could approach 80 and when we have a chance for wet weather in the forecast, spoil era leather, it is not for a long time. new back inside to you. thanks very much. pennsylvania is set to become latest state to legalize medical marijuana a. governor wolf is expected to sign senate bill one into law on sunday at 1:00 p.m. n a statement, the governor is proud, exited to sign the bill
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assaying it will provide long overdue medical relief to patients, and their families. with the govern owes a's signature, pennsylvania will be the 24th state the to legalize marijuana for medical purposes. well, volunteers with the democratic national convention in philadelphia to this summer will have to go through background checks. today the philadelphia host committee began seeking requests for proposals for an experienced security firm to conduct the vetting process. 10,000 volunteers have registered to help out during the convention. a special program is helping philadelphia high school students students learn more about the electoral process run by the committee of 70 called the election ambassador program. students at simon gratz high learned about it today. in 2015 more 400 students participated, and they have assisted voters with questions about voters about questions and they conduct exit surveys. tens of millions of dollars just sitting around waiting to be cashed out to philadelphians who qualify this tax season. sound too good to be true but
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if you meet the requirements, you might get paid. "eyewitness news" reporter david spunt joins us from our satellite center with what you need to know, david. >> reporter: good news, tax day is monday so you have a little bit of the extension this year. the earned income tax credit could benefit tens of thousands of philadelphians. the problem is not many people know about it. >> don't be scared to ask for help. >> reporter: north philadelphia resident lea padilla hates paying taxes, every april, she cringes. >> i'm always fearful that i willow something. >> reporter: but this year the single mom with the full-time job got quite the surprise. when she learned that the government would pay her, about $3,000. >> i talked to people who are like really, you can get that? if you are eligible. >> reporter: thanks to the earned income tax credit, padilla and about 40,000 other philadelphians qualified. >> this is crucial. they need to a reply. >> reporter: city councilman a allen dumb has made it his mission to tell people about the earned income tax c he
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sent this letter to president obama to push for national awareness about the the credit. >> if you are a single parent, married or making anywhere from eight to $20 an hour is there a high probability you will qualify for a check. >> reporter: he a says is there a hundred million-dollar just from last year. he warns that if it is in the claimed in three years, it is gone. >> the most important job for me until april 18th which is deadline which is this monies to speak about earned income tax credit. >> reporter: padilla called it sound advice she's glad she follows. now she wants you to look into it. >> it may not be a lot of money to some people but for other people like myself, it is a significant amount. >> reporter: deadline is monday, the clock is ticking for more information to find out if you qualify to take advantage of the special credit we have all of the information, right now on our web site, cbs check it out, reporting live, david spunt for cbs-3 "eyewitness news". >> worth taking a look at, david, thanks very much. phillies, major league
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baseball and the city of philadelphia are celebrating jackie robinson day. >> on this day in 1947 the brooklyn dodger made his major league debut breaking baseball a's color barrier. many gathered for a celebration at philadelphia stars memorial park to honor jackie robinson. the city council leaders spoke after passing a resolution last month apologize to go robinson, for the racism he faced decade ago. >> honoring our history means confronting our past and part of that can start with an apology and acknowledgment of the pain and hurt that it caused. >> the philadelphia phillies is the last major league team to have a black player on because of the way that he played, it really paved the way for us to be able to come out there and play good you can visit the philadelphia stars memorial park at forty-fourth and park side, it commemorates the history of the negro baseball league. low income homeowners in philadelphia's man chew a neighborhood got a helping hand with much needed home repairs. >> kyw news radio reporter john mcdevitt tells bus that
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effort and those behind it. >> i don't know what to say, just so unreal. we're out there and prayers can answered. >> reporter: ruby of the 700 block of north 39th street lived in her home for 30 years, a leaking roof caused a ripple effect of problems over the years. thanks to rebuilding together philadelphia, or rtb and others her house her house she calls baby got a major make over in four days. >> brand new roof, all of the electrical work, rewiring, i got a new ceiling, new floors. >> reporter: ruby got a new stove that she was hugging, but what is first thing she will make. >> chicken. craft man, volunteers, including students, and drexel university fix up 14 homes this week. >> there are actually 6,000 people waiting for home repairs from the city, free repair program. so if we can help 75 a year, that goes at least a little way to helping homeowners not
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have to choose between fixing their homes, feeding their families, and having health care. >> reporter: with more than a hundred people working around, one another, there is a system to get people out of the way. >> hey, watch out. >> thanks, brittany. >> you got it. >> rtp focuses on affordable home own are ship and revitalizing neighborhood using volunteer researchers. john mcdevitt for cbs-3 "eyewitness news". love it. >> good john, yes. they describe it as yucky cool. >> well, coming up young students learning big lessons. >> it was kind of nasty, i sliced it open and there is water coming out. >> students get their hand on, with learning how to keep their protect, find out how they turn the table on some college students. also a huge baby shower for dozens of pregnant moms to be, but this one isn't all about the gifts what these ladies received that will be a
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gift to their children down the road. pat? rest of the world does it and now nba is adopting a new look for their uniforms, a big change is coming,. the philadelphia flyers, well they will need to steel a game in d.c. without their top defensive forward. what it means for the rest of the series in sports. eighty six million americans have prediabetes a serious condition that increases the risk for type 2 diabetes. you could be one of them. small lifestyle changes can help you avoid diabetes-related problems like heart attack, stroke, blindness,
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in the last eight years, the fracking industry has spent over $40 million dollars on lobbying in pennsylvania. so it's no surprise that even though they've had over 4,000 violations, all they've ever gotten is just a slap on the wrist it's time for that change. i'm josh shapiro, and i'll hold the oil and gas companies criminally liable for poisoning our air and our drinking water. i'll be an attorney general who always works for you. democrat josh shapiro. he'll stand up for us.
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well, a big display of brain our today at the university of pennsylvania there was a neuro science fair where they got to show their stuff and it was just by elementary students. >> i see, how the rolls reversed there. health reporter stephanie stahl is here to tell us about that special twist. >> that is right, a special twist. there was, this was designed to get younger students, interested in science, and to learn more about the brain. the science fair featured a variety of exhibits to demonstrate, all of the things that the brain does, the way it works, everything from hearing, and taste, to just how fragile it can be. >> so, these are all different animals. >> reporter: young mind getting hand on lessons about the brain. >> it is cool. i like it. it is stuff that we can learn, then at school, and when we
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hear we can learn a lot of stuff. >> brains are important. >> yes. >> reporter: this is penn's switcha roo science fair where third and fourth graders get to judge science projects, designed by penn students. >> they do mostly just want to get kids excited about science. >> reporter: idea behind this switcha roo toys make scientists better communicators and students better scientists. >> in reality they are both the same size. >> reporter: the mission project shows optical illusion is a and how still images can appear to move. >> eyes can trick you. >> reporter: hand on experience kid got to sianni work on real sheep brains. so what do you think of this. >> i think it is disgusting. >> maybe. >> reporter: but just think about how much the brain does. >> i didn't know that it controls our body, i thought i was doing it on my own. >> reporter: pretty important organ, right. >> yes. >> reporter: to save a head student used play doh to make brain models wrapped in raisin
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then smashed them to the ground. >> this is what happens when you fall on your head and don't have a helmet. >> reporter: it hurts your brain. >> yes. >> it went all out of shape, inn just messed up now. that why is we need helmets. >> reporter: isn't that a good life lesson. really there you can see it, seeing is believing. now the winning exhibit was magic berries, exploring the sweet and sour science of the taste. how your brain knows the flavor of food. >> um-hmm. >> think bit. >> whose does your brain a hamburgers verse an apple. >> we need to go too. >> it is a great lesson. >> amazing good stuff. new at 6:00 o'clock, students thinking about life after graduation, timber creek regional high school in camden county held a career day event. students explored their interests, talking with people from different walks of life. cbs photographer moriarty yan owe a timber creek alumni was among those who spent sometime with the students. great job, matt.
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keystone first hosted a special baby shower for new moms and moms to be in cobbs creek today. they learn the importance of prenatal care, infant seat safety and benefits of the breast-feeding. it doesens turned out for free advice at church of christian compassion. you know saying, cats have nine lives. >> yes. >> what is that all about. >> it is tonightes good question. viewer christie c wonder why do we say cats have have nine lives? nicole brewer has the answer to that question, tonight at is 11:00. kate bilo has your forecast right now. i made me t time. it is a struggle. everybody wants to get out. >> absolutely glit will be nice. >> my brother texting me we have a t time, maybe get to see little league game. everybody is trying get it a all? >> little league, golf, maybe just go for a run, walk take the dog for a walk, get outside if you can this weekend. at any point in time, weekend will be beautiful. saturday is just a little cooler then sunday but both days slightly above average, and very, very pleasant. lets take a look at our
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northern suburbs, take you out to bethlehem, i like to call my hometown in law my husband fridays bethlehem, grew up there it is looking great here on main street. christmas city does not look very christmasy this evening. it looks beautiful. everything is green, blooming, pollen levels are high, so allergy sufferers may be suffering a bit extra this weekend especially once breeze picks up tomorrow but that deep blue sky is not going anywhere. we will take you to the other part of the region down the shore beach patrol in margate looking great. waves rolling in, shadows are lengthening but skies still that deep blue and these days, of course, the evening is getting longer and longer as our sunset times if the later and later as we head towards summertime. storm scan three shows a big empty space. you can see rotation of the clouds and rain around this central point. that is a a big area of high pressure keeping us protected, from any wet weather, any problems, right through the weekend. you can see rain, even yes, mounting snow around colorado, denver seeing snow. that is not going to let up,
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because they are in a blocking pattern as a different sort where they get nasty weather for days upon days. we will get nice weather for days upon days. high today, well, pretty comfortable. we got to 65 in philadelphia 36 in trenton. cooler down the shore. that trend will continue as we head in the weekend. the real warmth here over portions of the midwest, 77, st. louis was the high today. seventy-eight in nashville. chilly nights though we will be in the 30's in a few spots. could be patchy frost, no frost advisory tonight but some of the coldest suburbs i wouldn't be shocked to see it. sunny, mild for your saturday, sunday even warmer at 70 degrees. big ridge in the jet stream. warmest day is monday when we head near 80. slightly cooler air pushes in from the north and east, actually as we head into next tuesday. over tonight clear, school with the star lit sky, 43. sunny, seasonal saturday, spring perfection. sixty-five the day time high for saturday. entire weekend looking great, 65 saturday. seventy on sunday.
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notice morning lows are in the 40's. it will be chilly up early or out, really late. eyewitness weather seven day forecast, we're running out of sunshine to throw up on the seven day here. sixty-five tomorrow. seventy-seven when we peak on monday. but hey next week looks great as well back to the 70's by thursday and no chance for a shower until friday, next week and i'm hoping maybe things will change and that will not happen again. >> keep us posted. >> the flyers lose a major player for two weeks, pat grapple with. sometimes you can't even imagine. that's the job. and she's the one who's proven she can get it done. ...securing a massive reduction in nuclear weapons... ...standing up against the abuse of women... ...protecting social security... ...expanding benefits for the national guard... ...and winning health care for 8 million children... the presidency is the toughest job in the world and she's the one who'll make a real difference for you. i'm hillary clinton and i approved this message.
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pat will get us started with key information as a big deal for the flyers. >> this isn't great news, either. a big game two coming up n game one of the series washington capitals shows flyers were they were nhl's best team. mix of the stellar defense, great goal tending and a built to score, when necessary. with game two tomorrow night things are getting more dicey
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for the flyers. that is because forward sean couturier will miss two weeks with the sprained shoulder. he suffered that injury in a second period when he took that shot right there from alex ovechkin that means they will miss their best defensive center on saturday in a game they can ill afford to lose. they hate to come back to philadelphia a down two games but the flyers did find some positives from last night. >> i loved our effort. we came up a little bit short. we didn't come up up here to come up short. >> it was one to nothing until four minutes to go in the game, so, you know, we were right there. >> phillies were opening a three game series with the washington nationals at 7:05 as jeremy hellickson to urn to toss a gem. the vince velasquez wowed crowd at citizens bank park by striking out 16 batters. good luck following that one up, jeremy. they will do it all over the world, but four major sports have held off until now, nba, will carry ads on their uniforms beginning in
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the 2017/18 season. it will be a two and a half inch by two and a half inch space and will bring in another 100 million-dollar, a year to the league. here's some history, in the wnba last night first three players taken in the draft were all from the university of connecticut. brianna stewart went first overall to seattle, she was filled by teammate man rice a jefferson, to san antonio and morgan tuck to connecticut. u-conn's women's program, basically a jagr net. >> geno puts up great student athletes. >> great to watch. >> thanks very much. up next how city of sports can bring communities ♪ ♪ the sometimes you can't even graimagine.h. that's the job. and she's the one who's proven she can get it done. ...securing a massive reduction in nuclear weapons...
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...standing up against the abuse of women... ...protecting social security... ...expanding benefits for the national guard... ...and winning health care for 8 million children... the presidency is the toughest job in the world and she's the one who'll make a real difference for you. i'm hillary clinton and i approved this message. in the last eight years, the fracking industry has spent over $40 million dollars on lobbying in pennsylvania. so it's no surprise that even though they've had over 4,000 violations,
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all they've ever gotten is just a slap on the wrist it's time for that change. i'm josh shapiro, and i'll hold the oil and gas companies criminally liable for poisoning our air and our drinking water. i'll be an attorney general who always works for you. democrat josh shapiro. he'll stand up for us. that's what congressman for wsestak did.ceos - sestak was one of only eight democrats to join republicans to allow ceos of bailed out banks
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to pay themselves unlimited bonuses using bailout money. an "outrage," according to newspapers. for working families - katie mcginty for senate. she'll invest in education, not ceo bonuses. and fight for pay equity for women. helping families - not wall street. katie: i'm katie mcginty and i approve this message.
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well, philadelphia will host an international soccer tournament. >> welshing all of the players will be from philadelphia. >> we think that the best is the best way, one of the best ways of bringing our communities together having really good competition. >> at city hall today, details were announced on the first annual philadelphia international unity cup, the city wide soccer tournament will be made up of philadelphians on teams representing 25 countries. the tournament will start in september, the final will be november 5th at citizens bank park. >> thanks for watching "eyewitness news" at 6:00. we are back at ten on the cw philly and we are back here on cbs-3 at 11:00. up next, the "cbs evening news". is massive distrust halting repairs to flint's contaminated the water system. adriana diaz speaks to the residents. here now is scott pelley. take care family, we will see
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you tonight. >> pelley: one day after a deadly earthquake, a second, more powerful quake rocks japan. more are likely. also tonight, flint's fear of water. >> i get a panic attack, severe, for hours my heart palpitates. >> pelley: hackers show "60 minutes" how easy it is to break into your pope. and steve hartman with a crooked cop. >> reporter: you put an innocent guy in jail? >> correct. >> my only goal was to seek him when i got home and to hurt him. >> pelley: and he got his chance. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: japan was struck this afternoon by a major earthquake, magnitude above 7, strong enough


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