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officers? hostage stand-off at delaware's largest prison is over, one prison guard is dead. delaware john carney said flags will fly at half staff in honor of the corrections officers sergeant floyd, 16 year veteran of the department. good afternoon, i'm jim donovan. >> i'm rahel solomon. "eyewitness news" reporter joe e holden is live at the state police barracks in newark, delaware, news conference just wrapped up within the hour, what can you tell us? >> rahel, jim, good afternoon, and it was difficult to watch. as the governor and commissioners here at this news conference broke up inch describing their lost for the corrections department here in the state of delaware. as you said, sergeant steven floyd, was a 16 year veteran of the department of corrections, james t vaughn around 5:00 this morning, many of these details just released at news conference, let's go
ahead, show you photo we just obtained of sergeant steven floyd. again, on the force, with the prisons and corrections department, in the state of delaware for 16 years. now, it is unknown, it has been unknown, officials said, with a was the latest word on two hostages, including sergeant floyd. floyd and the fbi had been using radio to contact the inmate who were holding the prison. the decision to breach the prison wall made after state police learned inmates had constructed always made out of water filled foot lockers which blocked rescue waves, used back hoe to dismantle the foot locker waves, once it breached the wall, teams then returned into the prison discovering that sergeant floyd was unresponsive. again, just minute after 5:00 this morning. the third hostage, a woman, was okay, and was taken to the hospital for observation. officials say they couldn't comment yet on how sergeant floyd may have died, but said as far as weapons, the inmates
did have sharp instruments. >> our prayers all day yesterday was that this event would end with a different result. but it didn't. so today all of us mourn the family of sergeant floyd. >> this is live look at chopper three, over james t vaughn correctional center in smyrna, delaware, in addition to the four hostages, we learned three maintenance workers hid in a basement section of the cell, and were able to avoid inmates detection. they made it to the roof and then rescued. at the time state officials would not speculate on motive, but pointed to calls made to delaware newspaper where inmates apparently complains
about issues inside james t vaughn. now, looking live here, at state police barracks, flags have been ordered to fly at half staff in memory, make, that of sergeant floyd. now going forward, investigators have characterized all 120 inmate in that section of james vaughn brings on to the suspect in this hostage situation, and the related killing of sergeant floyd. of course, many questions remain, including staffing at the prison, all of that we are working on for "eyewitness news" starting at 5:00. we are live in delaware, joe holden, cbs-3, "eyewitness news". >> joe, as you said, a lot of work left for investigators, thank you. and small group of demonstrators gathered near the smyrna prison this morning, in support of the inmates, they claim, the inmates are subjected to sub human conditions. organizers called for amnesty to be granted for all of those involved. and with prison stand-off over, the investigation continues, keep it right here
with "eyewitness news" for the latest development. you can fine information any time at cbsphilly.com. >> in other news, president trump used twitter and the national prayer breakfast to focus on his immigration policy. despite protests over recent travel ban for citizens, from several muslim majority countries the president says america has to be tough, weijia jiang has the latest from the white house. >> president donald trump gave speech at the national prayer breakfast to say changes are needed in america's immigration policy to protect american values. >> there are those who would seek to enter our country for the purpose of spreading violence or owe pressing other people based upon their fate, for their lifestyle. >> one policy the president says he'll now review is an obama era deal, to allow more than thousand muslim refugees to leave australia, and come to the u.s. on twitter last night the president called it a dumb deal. president trump and australia's prime minister
talked about that deal, during a phonecall over the weekend. there are now reports conversation did not go very well. >> when you hear about the tough phonecalls i'm having, don't worry about it, just don't worry about it. it is tough. we have to be tough. and we're going to be a little tough, folks, we're taken advantage of by every nation in the world virtually. not going to happen any more. >> prime minister malcolm says the deal is still on. >> the president assured me that he would continue to on or the agreement we entered into with the obama administration with respect to riff ooh gee resettlement. >> president trump also called iran tweeting the us has put iran on notice for firing a balistic missile in washington, weijia jiang, cbs-3, "eyewitness news". >> newly sworn in secretary of state rex tillerson addressed staff at the state department for the first time this morning. >> i know this was a hotly contested election, and we do not all feel the same way
about the outcome. each of us is entitled to the expression of our political beliefs. but we cannot let our personal convictions overwhelm our ability to work as one team. >> tillerson faces contentious conversation process, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle were concerned over his close ties to vladmeere putin and russia. >> sunny and blustery, the words to describe what we're in for this afternoon, a first look at the forecast for katie out on the skydeck, hey, katie? >> jim, toyed come in after we had that first little hint earlier before the show started to once again acqua net my hair, because it is very, very breezy out here. thankfully, that breeze has been tapered off since i came out here last. but, it will be one of those things where you feel a gust come up, then calm down, then feel a gust come up, it call down. the winds pick up and that's what we expect to happen. sun shining nice and brightly at this point. let's take a look what storm scan has up its sleeve. at the moment not too much happening right now.
we have seen handful of very isolated little snowflakes rolling through portions of the poconos, but otherwise, generally calling for a mix of sun and clouds, across the region, some of you getting few more clouds than others, some of you getting bit more sun than other, bottom line, quiet day, all things considered, certainly, no systems rolling through, temperature currently at 44 degrees at philadelphia international airport. west northwest wind making it feel that much cooler. so i expect we hit the mid 40's, ever so slightly above average. again, it is a chill, that is out here on the skydeck, pretty much everywhere else, specially when the wind picks up. coming up we will be talking about another temperature drop, that's going to send us back in much colder territory, of course, guys? >> thank so much, katie. meanwhile coming up on cbs-3 "eyewitness news". >> the multi-million dollar bus takes killer drug off the streets of philadelphia. more on the operation that brought the drug ring down. >> and remembering a former cast member from the tv hit show the sopranos, when "eyewitness news" at
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division. that has led to the arrest of three drug dealers. >> pictured here, see alvarez mercedes, roland, and jose pal qual, arrested as a result of investigation. long list of felony charges caring maximum of 06 years in prison. if convicted. out there, frank pal green owe, senior, best known as frank, on sopranos, has died at the age of 72, actor pass the away tuesday of lung cancer, now in addition to her screen and television credits, pell green eco owned italian restaurant man hat end irks only has ten staples, president trump and hillary clinton are among the notable names who have visited this dining spot. >> happens every year, groundhog day, still ahead on "eyewitness news". >> punxsutawney phil many makes his prediction, will it be more winter or early spring in what say you, katie? >> well, i can definitely give you the real deal, and what i can tell you at least initially is that we are facing another drastic
cool-down. so by the time we hit the weaken we will be stuck into the 30's, if not 20, a depending on your location, despite full sunshine. but also a run of snow that comes our way for the p.m. hours of sunday, maybe mixing with bit of rain or sleet in the city. however, how do we get to this point? yes, we talk about that temperature drop, i'll let you know how this pattern is changing if the full forecas
>> instead of going to school, you were leaving the house like you were going to school, but you were actually going to meet up with this 37 year old man? >> yes, he would pick me up at the neighborhood behind the school. >> okay. and where would you go? >> and doctor phil joins us now live from new york with a preview of today's episode, doctor phil, good afternoon. >> following an amber alert. >> afternoon. >> found safe five days later. what questions do you still have? >> doctor phil: well, here's the thing, when she was found five days later there is girl was obviously traumatized, something terrible. she left with this man after being in a six month relationship with this sexual preditor, and the night she left, he told her we are bea to be found out, and if you don't go with me, i'm going to kill myself. so he used every lever, emotional extortion to guilt induce her out that window, and as soon as she was gone she found out this is a really bad decision.
she had her panhandling on the street. he had her stopping at gas stations, begging for money, all while he is sitting in the car. and this is after six months of him keeping her at his house, taking her out of school every day, and raping her day after day after day. >> and you also spoke with kyla's mother during this interview. what did she tell you? what was her reaction to not only this alleged abduction but the previous relationship? >> well, here's the thing. the mother talked to -- this was the father of one of her daughter's friends. and she talked to him when he first asked for her to be able to come over and spend the night with his daughter. she said okay, but no boys. and he says absolutely, i agree with you, no boys whatsoever. she felt like she had done her due diligence. but the truth is this is a cautionary tail. we absolutely have to know more about our parents, about who we turn our children over to, whether they are parent, teachers, coaches, whatever. we've got to do a deep dive
and find out who we are exposing our children to. >> and indeed doctor phil fill, a lot of parent will be warning, so will we, thank you. cautionary tail. and you can see doctor phil today of course and every day, right here on cbs-3. well it, has been what many have been waiting for, punxsutawney phil's grand hog day prediction,. >> now as punxsutawney phil showing his face to the crowd, famous groundhog saw his shade owe, party in punxsutawney has been going on for 130 years, guess phil has been right 39% of the time. ill a stick with katie. why dough people keep waking me up in the morning? >> the party before he actually was pulled out, poor
thing. >> stop it already. going to feel like winter today and the next couple of days. >> daytime high, 40's, already feeling pretty chilly outside, and factor in the winds out there, too, definitely makes it feel that much colder, but, tomorrow's when we start to see significant temperature drop, take effect here, and we will be stuck, guys, into the 30's, mid 30's, no less, for couple of days, also, little bit of snow, down the road. why not throw that in while we're at it? speaking of snowy did see a few flakes flying, live look for you at jack frost big boulder, and i did see couple of flakes flying here in the last couple of minutes, but, i don't feel like i see anything right now. we have seen couple of passing flurries, snow showers up in the poconos over the course of the last couple of hours, really, sort of been rolling on through lake enhanced. but i did see handful of skiers out there, as well. looks like things are quiet
for the time being. up next we go, live neighborhood network where at the moment you can see, the center city skyline in the distance, just little hazy. but what i really want to show you was the for grounds here, delaware river, obviously, and you can really see the turning going on when a gust picks up, get the current going, 45 degrees, the temperature there. here's what it feels like, though, when you tack tore in that win, it is knocking you back to the upper 30s at best for feels like values, so do you have to factor the winds back in here, maybe you have yet to leave the house, trust me, be ready with a heavy winter coat despite where we're finding sunshine, not really making it feel that much milder. meanwhile, let's talk future wind gusts briefly here. into the 20's, for the next couple of hours, with no problems, so any time those winds are gusting to the 20's again does make it feel that much colder. but his is becoming a pattern. it is a theme for us, even headed into tomorrow. where you are still going to
be finding wind gusts peaking in the 20's, begin to ease up little bit into the second half of tomorrow. but for the rest of today, as well as tomorrow, still featuring breeze, meanwhile here on storm scan3 at least finding quieter conditions, no lake enhanced snow showers certainly, and couple of clouds because of that, no major storms in site now. can't necessarily be said out west, see rain pushing into california, now some snow into the nevada, utah, idaho, into the central rocks in general. the snow falling there. we will eventually get in on fresh round of snow come sunday, but for now, let's focus on the cold that's coming, jet stream dips to the south, allowing it to set until for the next couple of days, dow expect next mid week, the combination of warming trend will get underway. we are going to remain awfully chilly here, nothing terribly atypical, but awfully chilly for the next couple of days, sunday is the day that the snow and rain showers move in, generally afternoon and evening, scattered in nature, i don't think you're shoveling anything away, but you could so some slick travel out of.
>> this with that said, let's back it up, talk about what the rest of today has in store, 46 degrees with gusts still peaking as high as 25 miles per hour, then later tonight we drop down to 24 degrees under cup ill of clouds. meanwhile we move forward in this forecast, expecting to see temperature eventually, again, drop off tomorrow, much colder day, there is a little groundhog, winging at you, isn't he cute? all right. look forward to saturday. again, cold day, sun still shining, sunday the next round every light snow showers come through. and you know, i don't think it is going to cause any major headaches, but if you find yourself on the roadways sunday afternoon or evening, could be little dicey. >> thank you, kate. >> i good news. >> great question: do you have a sweetheart you plan on spoiling this valentine day? it could land in you dent if you're not careful. >> according to the national retail federation, americans expected to spends an average $136.57 this valentine day. that he down about $10 from last year. at the top of the big spenders
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a larger one. >> on sunday, local puppies competing in puppy bowl 13. >> our pat gallen caught up with players before the big game. this is max, and tucci. both adopted in south philly and at last year's puppy bowl any indication on how well they'll do, another refuge dog was voted mvp. we will see if these local pups can bring the title back home. good luck to them. >> good luck. >> so precious. >> meanwhile, that's "eyewitness news" at noon, i'm vim donovan. >> i'm rahel solomon, thanks for watching. >> "eyewitness news" continues, always on line at cbs philly cbsphilly.com. >> of course the young and the restless is next. have a great day.
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