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jessica keen. i'm natasha brown in for ukee today. city council passed the tax by a vote of 13 -four, "eyewitness news" reporter alexandria hoff was inside city hall when it happened and joins us live outside to tell us now what is next for the beverage industry, that for the this measure tooth and nail, very divisive issue, alex. >> reporter: fight is not over but we will not have it look like what we have seen over past couple of months, with horns blaring and mega phones. we are told this fight will take shape of an immediate lawsuit. one and a half sent, a seemingly small price but apply that per ounce and it is launched a hefty battle and now historic win for mayor jim kenney. >> out of the 13, no are four, majority member of the council vote yes. >> reporter: in a 13-four vote city council gave their final approval to philadelphia becoming the first major city in the united states, to tax sweetened beverages. >> this is the first step in finding the resources and
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revenue that we need to get our kids prek education. >> reporter: opposition in labor and beverage industries called the bill discriminatory. >> there is so much money laying around, in unfunded programs that the city has that could have paid for this without targeting one industry. >> reporter: representatives say a lawsuit will be drafted, immediately, questioning philadelphia's authority in implementing a tax with statewide implications. >> they spent a long time twisting the facts of this whole debate on television with millions of dollars and that wasn't effective, so we will fight the next fight when it comes. >> reporter: kenney's plans look to raise over 90 million-dollar a year to benefit expanded prek, and community programs. now some concern was spark last week when it was uncovered not all of the money, very small portion will be divert todd programs, other than community programs and prek otherwise going in the general fund in other words, so there was concern sparked
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there but on both side of the aisle, they are asking for transparency as this moves forward. reporting live, i'm alexandria hoff for cbs-3 "eyewitness news". >> thank you very much. jurors wrapped up day two of the deliberations without reaching a verdict in the federal racketeering trial of the pennsylvania congressman chaka fattah, this is new video of the congressman leaving court this afternoon. fattah is accused of arranging an illegal one million-dollar campaign loan, then paying back part of it with federal grant money and charitable donations. the his lawyers blamed two political consultants who already pleaded guilty. jury deliberations resume tomorrow. home owner catches suspect thief in action and then takes matters in his own hand, setting off a dramatic series of events. "eyewitness news" reporter cleve bryan joins us live from morrisville bucks county with details on exactly what happened and why this home owner could end up in hot water, cleve. >> reporter: police say
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between gunshots and the wild driving that caused this damage, it is no wonder no one was killed when that home owner, looking after his car went after a would be thief. blown red light, a crash and the beginning of the shooting all caught on video and it all happened right here. >> i came in around 7:00 and there was a car directly in front of my salon right on my step. >> reporter: crystal beening salon became a backstop after a morrisville man chased down and gunned down a person he saw break nothing to his car. >> he was in his vehicle. he went back inside, got his hand gun, called police at which time male fled in his vehicle which ended up being a stolen vehicle will. >> reporter: it started before 5:00 a.m. atwoodland manor apartment. resident called 911, then got his gun. at which point suspect drove off in a different stolen vehicle. the chase went a half mile before the crash, and allege burglar victim came out of his car with a gun drawn and
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according to police fired two shots. burglary suspect in the elbow. >> wounded man fled to a 7-eleven, police arrived in a minute and arrested both men. >> i cannot believe that this happened around here. >> reporter: chief george maclean says bucks county district attorney will decide if the man who fired shots will face charges but wow advise doing what he did. >> don't take this in your own hand let us handle it, call it, be a good witness, don't go out there and do this. it is not worth anybody's life. >> reporter: bucks county district attorney david heckler tells me he expects that both men will face some kind of charges but nothing filed as of end of today. the one burglary suspect still in the hospital, at last check, police say that the gun shot wound to his elbow does not appear to be that serious. in morrisville i'm cleve bryan, cbs-3 "eyewitness news". >> cleve, thank you.
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police in philadelphia are investigating a deadly shooting that happened on the 5100 block of arbor street in olney. police found victim shot once in the face about 2:00 this afternoon inside of a silver pontiac. he has yet to be identified, anyone with any information should contact the philadelphia police. a small plane crash is, while trying to land at university park airport in state college. both people on board, were killed. officials say that tower crews at airport saw smoke coming from the plane as it approach the airport about 8:30 this morning. they tried alerting the pilot but could not get any response. victim's names have not been released. now to a legal victory, for jerry sandusky. >> a judge makes the major ruling as former penn state assistant football coach, tries to overturn his conviction on child sex crimes. "eyewitness news" reporter greg argos is live tonight with the look at the judge's ruling, greg. >> this is a big break for jerry sandusky and his attorneys. judge's decision essentially
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grants the first step in the long process that could overturn the former penn state coach's convictions on 45 counts of child sexual a boost. >> what is there to say. >> reporter: those were jerry sandusky's word may second as he pled in front of the judge john cleland hoping why will grant him a hearing under the state's post conviction relief act. good morning. >> reporter: thursday the judge allowed that hearing which will let the former penn state assistant coach and develop more information, as they work to overturn sandusky's child molestation convictions. >> is there 33 issues. >> reporter: six weeks ago sandusky's attorneys argued those 33 issues prevented former coach from a fair trial in 2012. the judge agreed with ten of them. hearing scheduled for august will address whether sandusky's trial tea fence team should have called himself to testify and whether prosecutors improperly leaked information about the grand jury investigation. also at play here whether prosecutor joe mcgettigan lied during closing arguments in
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sandusky's trial, then he said victim two was known only to god, sandusky's current lawyers argued that the prosecutor knew that victim's identity. perhaps main problem has to do with sandusky's trial attorneys, his current attorneys say they were rushed, not prepared, and sandusky not provided with an effective defense. now once again hearings are scheduled in august, judge cleland says they will take place on the 11th, 22nd and 23rd. live from the sat center, greg argos for cbs-3 "eyewitness news". >> thank you so much. workers 459 atlantic city casinos are voting on whether to authorize a strike at this point. they are demanding a new contract, by the start of fourth of july weekend. in today's vote, the workers could walk off the job july 1st if a new deal isn't in place this vote effects tropical can, caesars, harrah's and bally's and workers at trump taj mahal, already have authorized a walk out. after a day that saw rain around some parts of the area
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we are tracking more showers, tonight, meteorologist kate bilo is in the weather center with a look at the forecast now, kate. >> thanks, guess contact heaviest rain has moved out but as you mentioned a few showers still possible, later tonight especially off to the south. current conditions as we take a live look outside, 69 degrees here in philadelphia at the moment, winds out of the east at 8 miles an hour, feels like 69 t index values to worry about today even though it is steamy outside, it is cool, cloudy and that kept things stable overhead through course of today. you can see clouds in place not a whole lot in the way of showers right now but take a look what is off to the west. big massive rain thunderstorm moving through western and south central pennsylvania. portions of our area may be clipped by this system later tonight and into tomorrow morning especially, areas south of philadelphia. there could be a few rumbles of thunder as well. cloud again, kept stable across the area. satellite shows us a few breaks, portions of central
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new jersey seeing blue sky peep through at the moment. temperatures only in the 60's but we will change that, we're talking a return to the 80's and sunshine, we will tell but fathers day weekend coming up, natasha. >> thanks very much. we are closing in on the democratic national convention here in philadelphia, and when we come back, the chair of the convention speaks one on one with "eyewitness news", about the preparations and also the barriers she will be breaking next month. and later, it certainly sound like science fiction on, it turns out living issue, see how it works and huge impact it could have on the medical community, don. >> wow. >> could be more than deja vu in cleveland and find out what fletcher cox did moments after the eagles gave him that 100 million-dollar contract, sports coming up
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well, democratic national convention is only a few weeks away and it will be right here in philadelphia. >> the event is set to be a historic one with hillary clinton as presumptive nominee for president but as cherry greg of kyw news radio tells us there is another woman breaking barriers behind the scenes. >> we will start with security. >> that is step one reverend doherty is ceo of the democratic national convention. her job, bring thousands of democrats together flawlessly and won't be easy. >> is there lots of moving part. it is logistics of the convention. >> reporter: fifth generation pastor she's extremely organized and credits her planning and diplomacy skills to years of work, and where else, but the black church. >> i was high school teacher, junior usher. >> reporter: doherty's political career began in 1984 in jesse jackson's presidential campaign. she transition todd conventionness 1992. in 2008 she served as ceo of the historic convention that nominated barack obama.
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>> it is exciting for me to have been on the front row. >> reporter: now she's the first person to run a convention twice, another historic event with the first woman gets the nomination. >> you cannot get so caught up in the moment that you forget your goals. >> reporter: with less than 40 days away until the convention, the dnc is already working hard to transform the wells fargo center into a miniature city with its own infrastructure and transportation system. >> 400 buses, and navigate our folks around town. it is a build out of wells fargo to prep before the show. >> reporter: once business is over, she will take time to reflect. >> to realize, the weight of the history and your role. >> reporter: building stage for history n center city cherri gregg for kyw news radio for cbs-3 "eyewitness news". >> less than 40 days. >> i know. >> we will be right in the middle of it. >> yes. >> in the meantime. >> we're talking money.
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>> yes. >> big money. >> mad cash. >> yes. >> a lot of dollars every where. >> yes. let's talk bit this guy totally deserves it at this point. fletcher cox is just 25 years old and he has 103 million reasons to smile. earlier eagles signed pro bowl tackle to a six year contract extension. last season cox had a career high 9.5 sacks he did it while playing in the defensive system that didn't utilize his skills. that will change this season when team switches to a four-three scheme. meanwhile cox spoke to the media about his new deal and he talk about what he did after it was finalize. >> real excited, first person difficult call was my mom which was most important personally think that wanted to know, she was real excited about it. whole family is excited about it. the whole community is excited bit. of course, me. >> i would say so. >> june 6th, event, 2015, exactly one year ago today, golden state warriors beat
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calves to win their first title in 40 years. that is here and now. they have a chance to do it again, tonight steph curry and warriors look to close out cleveland lebronness cleveland. phillies lost 15 of 19 games but ryan howard came to the ballpark showing off his pitching motion during today's pregame work out. phillies host blue jays tonight, aaron nola pitched for fightins, former philly j.a. happ gets the ball for toronto. here's manager pete mackanin. >> i think we will bounce back. we have gone through a down period, we have faced tough teams starting with detroit on that road trip and every team we played had been potential playoff contenders, so it was a good test for where we're the at. we know where we're at. we know we have a lot of work to do. the flyers will buy out final year of the rj um burger's deal, movie limb nate three is million from the salary cap next season, even though he was healthy, he didn't play in 23 of the teams final 24 games, um burger is
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34 years old. back to fletcher cox, first thing did he was call his mom. >> yes. >> absolutely. >> i'm happy too. >> that is right. >> and then there is me. >> yes. thanks very much, don. >> so i guess forecast getting progressively better. >> it is, and if you have to have a miserable day might as well have it on a thursday, right in the middle of the workweek does not impact weekend now flowers are nice and watered and we are good to go. we have some showers and storms to watch off to the west this evening but they are diving quickly south and east, and really impacting portions of virginia and maryland more than they are our region. we cannot rule out a shower areas to the south are ones that should be on alert through rest of tonight. lets look at how things are shaping up this evening, we will start off with the wittfield elementary school in reading, cloud in place there. >> it is an overcast evening. few spots here and there seeing a few photos from the weather watchers. ed connor in chesterfield, new
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jersey sent me a photo of blue sky peeking out there in chesterfield but in reading the clouds are still in place and clouds kind of blowing off from this next system moving through western and central pennsylvania. this is a pretty nasty looking line of storms. you can see all this tracking to the south and to the east. could we get clipped by northern edge of this? certainly we could especially areas south of philadelphia that is something we have to watch for tonight. a lot more heat and more moisture in areas over virginia, that have seen sunshine today, temperatures in the 80's to near 90 degrees. that is where storms are going. they go where they can feed off heat and moisture and for us, it is cloudy, cool all day long. mess of this is on the trajectory to miss us to the south and start to fall apart running into that stable air. a weeze head through overnight hours can't rule out showers here and there as we go through tomorrow and we will see clearing process by 11:00 a.m. much of the area seeing sunshine, clouds still hanging on down the shore and delaware those cloud dissipate
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through the day, maybe a few stray showers, to the north and west tomorrow afternoon but otherwise it turns that whole lot nicer and then by saturday we are looking fantastic. humidity not bad either, little more steamy today but tomorrow back to the pleasant range. humidity will drop as we go through the day and feel it out there by the evening. it will be nice and comfortable. awesome saturday. dew point's in the 40's and 50's. sunday great as well. humidity starts to creep up high tore start next week. summer begins monday morning about 6:34 a.m. mostly cloudy overnight, 61 degrees. shower is possible mainly off to the south and to the west. watch out for that as we wake up tomorrow morning. if this system tracks further north down in delaware and south jersey we may see a morning shower. we will gradually clear it out and beautiful shore weekend, 74 saturday. seventy-five sunday. great beach day for dad. eyewitness weather seven day forecast looking good at 28 degrees on saturday. eighty-four on sunday.
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beauty for fathers day, monday we will start summer on a great note and start to feel like it heading back to 90 on tuesday, hot and humid for a chance of the thunderstorm but focus on the next four days and we are ending the weekend with beautiful weather. >> we will take that. >> thanks, kate. still ahead on eyewitness a philadelphia base cod create a new piece of technology. see why this could be a game changer for modern
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tonight at 11:00 vittoria woodill works up quite an appetite for the gave of bucci and outdoor sport imported from italy. she heads to the miranda see where you can dine like you are on the mediterranean, taste with torey tonight on "eyewitness news". also tonight we are getting a peak at plans for area around 30th street station. >> they include $2 billion in infrastructure improvements, new public spaces around the station and a new mixed use
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neighborhood. it may also include restoration of the underground connection between the train station and the market frankford line. septa, amtrak, penndot, drexel university and brandywine reality trust are involved in this two year joint planning project. as for when all of this will be finished, well, 2050. >> my goodness. >> we have got sometime there. >> well, "cbs evening news" is minutes away. >> scott pelley joins with us a look ahead, scott. >> here's the "cbs evening news". >> after worst of humanity reared its evil head the best of humanity, came roaring back. >> president obama in his role as comforter in chief, after meeting with survivors and families of the orlando nightclub massacre. plus, new video from inside of the club during the attack and new details on the investigation into the shooter, we will have all of that and rest of the world news tonight on the "cbs
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evening giving people options based on their budget is pretty edgy... kind of like this look. i'm calling it the "name your price tool" phase. whatever.
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new technology could mean huge medical advances around the world. >> "eyewitness news" reporter anita oh hot shows us how it works. >> reporter: line by line it is printing, but not paper,
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nor plastic. this 3-d bio print inner is turning out living tissue. >> humans are really good until they build in clothes and t-shirts. most complicated things in this roomies us, living things and we have no idea how it works. >> reporter: so a few years ago danny cabrera and ricky solarno did something bit while studying at the university of pennsylvania. >> when we started it, it was ricky and i in our dorm room, basically living on top of a bar a few block from penn's campus. >> reporter: before it was created a 3-d bio printer was so large you could not pick one up but this model fits right on your desk top and base ways 20-pound. that is why biob ot creators have scene success so quickly. research's cross 20 countries are using the $10,000 bio bot to print small tissue samples. >> initial steps will be for drug testing because it is so valuable to be able to mimic what your body actually does,
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outside of the body, so you can say hey, will this work well in your body before you actually take it, and add just to it use. >> reporter: in this case machine would use a mixture of living cells and bio materials as replicating a human ear. >> it would act, and feel exactly like your other ear. >> reporter: so far that is not tested on humans but by on the bot's founders say possibility for future are endless. >> being able to build fully functioning organs or tissues, to eliminate organ waiting list. >> reporter: yet while they remain excited about breaking new ground in the scientific community. >> lie forward and just like wow there is just so much left to do. >> reporter: in university city, anita oh for cbs-3 "eyewitness news". >> wow. >> wow. >> amazing. >> thanks for watching "eyewitness news" at 6:00 we are back at ten on our sister station cw philly and back here on cbs-3 at 11:00. up next "cbs evening news", here is scott pelley.
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captioning sponsored by cbs >> pelley: the president consoles orlando. >> i held and hugged grieving family members and parents, and they asked, "why does this keep happening in? >> pelley: also tonight, first video of the nightclub patrons hiding from the killer. shock in britain after a political assassination on the street. and death at disney. it wasn't the first time visitors had a close encounter with an alligator. >> but then i looked past my sob's head, and i saw something rapidly coming on like a submarine. this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley.


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