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ukee washington. i'm jessica dean. we are also learning one of the shooting victims has ties to our region. chris hickson was the athletic director on the marjory stoneman douglas high school and attended pleasant valley high school in broad heads ville monroe county in the pocono area hickson graduated from there in 1986. >> natasha brownies in the satellite center with more on what we are learning tonight, natasha. >> reporter: we are certainly learning more about the time line surrounding the suspect's movements at this point. he was dropped off in a uber at the high school and left in the kay uses of the students fleeing the scene. he also went to the wal-mart, purchased a drink at a subway and sat down at a mcdonald's for a bit. about an hour or so after the shooting took place police say they caught up with him in carol springs where he was arrested without incident. >> are you nick laws jacob cruz. >> reporter: yes i am. >> reporter: cruz arrived for his first court experience in
broward county as a profile emerges of a troubled past. >> you will be held without one until further order of the court. >> reporter: classmates recalled the 19 year-old threatening other students and bragging about killing animals , before he was expelled from marjory stoneman douglas high school for disciplinary reasons and now charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder. the victims in wednesday's shooting included students a campus monitor and a dearly loved athletic director. >> i don't see this as real. there is no way to describe what happened. >> at 2:21 hours, 37 seconds, the suspect readied his rifle and began shooting in to rooms 1215, 1216, 1214 and he went back to 1216, back to 1215, and then to 1213. >> cruz posted photos of himself on instagram holding knives, and guns. broward county sheriff begged the public in the future to point out any regular flags.
>> don't think about calling us, call us. >> this particular individual came on the campus at a time of dismissal and that is a fairly opened time. >> reporter: addressing the nation today president trump offered word of comfort. >> it is not enough to simply take actions that make us feel like we are making a difference, but we must actually make that difference. >> reporter: after yet another mass shooting many parents and caregivers are struggling once again to find the right word toss explain the violence, jennifer clingsscale is a licensed clinical social worker with the university of pennsylvania. >> allow your children to take the lead asking them what they know, what they have heard and know your children's own child if your child is anxious you don't want to feed too much into the fear. >> reporter: as you can imagine this community is still reeling from the tragedy and will be for some time. this is a live look now as a
vigil is set to get underway there at pine trails theater in parkland, florida. you can see there are people that are showing up. they are looking for solace. they are looking for comfort today as they grieves the loss of 17 people in their community in a unexplainable act of violence. is there a go fund me page set up as well cold stoneman douglas victim's fund set up by broward education foundation money benefiting victims and their families as well. after seven hours or so they have raised nearly $420,000, of the $500,000 goal. that is very latest for new live from the sat center, natasha brown for cbs-3 "eyewitness news". philadelphia flyers defenseman shayne gostisbehere attended marjory stoneman douglas high for two years. gostisbehere knew assistant football coach aaron feis, hailed a hero forgiving his life to save students. >> he was always a great guy and always nice to me when i was there.
obviously, it shows his character, what he did and in that time of panic and emergency putting himself on the line, before others and obviously he is a true hero and he is the guy we need to focus on rather than the actual suspect. >> shayne's grandparents live a mile from the school. he added he hasn't fully processed the tragedy as of yet. coverage of the deadly school shooting in florida continues tonight on the "cbs evening news". jeff glor, he is in parkland, tracking very latest on the investigation tonight at 6:30 right here after our broadcast philadelphia rapper meek mill's late's peel to get out of prison centers on the police office shore put him away. "eyewitness news" has learned that the officer appears on a unflattering list that could give mill a chance for a new trial. joe holden is live in center city. joe, what can you tell us. >> reporter: jessica, un flattering would be just the tip of the iceberg in all of this, in this new filing by mike mill's defense attorney they have looked to setback and roll back the hands of
time and they are doing so alleging police misconduct. sources confirmed that the philadelphia police office shore in 2007 testified against rapper meek mill appears on a list of so-called tainted cops. >> there is a list. it was a list compiled by the prior administration. >> reporter: district attorney larry krasner spoke publicly about its existence saying that this list of about two dozen provided guidance on a officer's credibility to testify. >> and any allegation about whether these officers have done something wrong in the past or some sort of bias. >> reporter: attorney for meek mill learned of it earlier this week about a filing. they have requested a new trial base on the revelation the night in 2007 when he was arrested along this south philadelphia street. as police closed in on meek mill, the lead officer on the case testified that he had pointed a gun at them but now is there conflicting information. two officers here that night say that is not exactly how things played out. sworn statements claim meek
mill tossed away a gun and never pointed it at officers. it ace alleged that reginald graham lied as to nearly every material fact in his testimony at trial. these developments, attorney said could have suede the outcome of that trial, officially the names of the secret list have been kept quiet. can you confirm that officer reginald graham, on that list. >> i cannot confirm or deny, who is on that list at this time. >> reporter: right now district attorney's office is reviewing what to do this that list whether to release it, re dak it or perhaps something else. that remains to be seen. also, they are taking under advise. this latest filing, no revelation what they might do but they think it is important and they are reviewing it. our attempts to reach officer graham, now retired from the force for a year were unsuccessful. reporting live from center city outsides dick tricks attorney's office i'm joe holden for cbs-3 "eyewitness news". law enforcement in
pennsylvania is teaming up to combat the opioid epidemic. the members of the law enforcement came together to announce the creation of eastern district of pennsylvania opioid law enforcement task force. >> it averaging, held up yesterday we lost 14 pennsylvanians yesterday to heroin and opioids. we will lose 14 more today, and tomorrow, and then the next day and so on. so forth. this is a crisis of epic proportions. >> officials say cooperating jointly will allow them to share intelligence and more efficiently get drugs off of the street. it is certainly was not feeling like february around the region today. little taste of spring is part of the sea saw of stretch of weather that is on the way. kate's outside on the sky deck right now tracking those changes, kate. >> it is february 15th and out here in short leaves without a coat and not cold. it feels fantastic outside. little taste of spring, little taste of what is to come feeling more like april then
february today. lets look at how warm it got as we start off with your almanac. 65 degrees date time high today, much closer to the record of 74 then it is to the normal which is only 44. our low this morning of 43, close to where our average high is supposed to be so that is how far skewed above average today has been. temperatures right now still very comfortable with the south wind, in the mid 60's in lancaster. sixty-two in reading, 58 in philadelphia and 60 in atlantic city. with the warm air in place rain moving in tonight and all rain, coming in quickly. i can tell you clouds have been gathering and as we zoom down toward texas that is our next system which we will talk about through the weekend that could bring some snow. it is crazy to talk about 60's and snow but there you have it we have showers coming in by 7:00, rain, through tonight, more rain into tomorrow, coming up i'll toll you just how much to expect for your friday and break down latest on the potential accumulating snow over the weekend, for now , back inside to you.
>> things will be heating up, early ticket sales put hollywood on notice that the the marvel movie black panter is sure to dominate theaters this weekend. >> energy of the film is especially strong in the african-american community and our cleve bryan is live in south philadelphia where a screening business to get underway, cleve. >> reporter: hundreds of people from the delta sigma sorority and their friends are here to see it for a first pre screening have the black panter. vibe i have been getting from everybody here is this is the super hero that many african-american people have been waiting for. >> we sold 100 tickets in 24 hearst. >> reporter: delta sigma sororities, philadelphia alumni chapter, celebrating african heritage as they get a sneak preview of this weekend 's soon to be blockbuster black panter. it will make them feel right at home in the fantasy settling, the african nation of oconda. >> it really thrilling and proud to be able to connect with their heritage and even if it is in the part of their
heritage to wear, energy it. >> reporter: bryant who organized the prescreening, at the river view united artists say it is refreshing to see a black hero and black supporting cast to take center stage. >> most importantly because it will now represent for young african americans and all children of color that there are, heroes, kind of heroes thaw can see them yourself. >> reporter: philly raise rob armstrong is one of the only black cartoonist syndicated nationally with his comic strip jump start and says black panter's more than a movie but a movement. >> the black panter represents what we need right now, super hero who and. interesting piece of history the black panter comic book started in 1966 for a little while was called black leopard because authors didn't
want to be associated with the political party, black panter political party but now audiences throughout country and world will be introduce todd black panter the movie starting tomorrow. live i'm cleve bryan, cbs-3 "eyewitness news". i saw it other day you loved it. >> i had 10 thumbs would i give it 10 thumbs. check it out. still to come on "eyewitness news",. >> a big moment for some big birds fans. >> what was once who is now found thanks to an extensive search through social media, i'm anita oh at the linc special reunion some eagles fans got thanks to the team. spring training business to be underway but there are still plenty of big names on the free agent market for phillies to sign but will they we will hear from phillies general manager matt klentak on the reasons yes is optimistic they konstantinov 10 this year. it is all about winning in philly, bab
eagles super bowl parade through city of philadelphia was a memorable occasion for so many, but for two mega fans who created their own version of the lombardi trophy, it was incredible. >> their homemade creation made it on to the bus with the players, "eyewitness news" reporter anita oh show us how they got their surprise possession back today. >> reporter: while eagles and city of fill gained a super bowl victory mike and james mattz who a homemade creation. >> we thought it ended up in the dumpster. >> reporter: five hours of engineering turned plastic and foam into life sized vince lombardi trophy when they brought to broad to watch the new champions roll by. >> we did not think it would make its way on the float, and we sure didn't think we would ever get it back. >> reporter: little did they know the duck tape trophy in the only made it on the float but went with the team all the way to the heart museum and back to the linc. >> we track it all over social media, until we found it. to get it back, it just means
everything especially from the eagles. >> reporter: birds heard about the friends where is it mission on social media and planned a special surprise for the group thirst, reunion, tour of the linc and chance to meet eagles tight-end brent celek in the players locker room. >> yo, bro, congratulations, man. >> after all of that eagles still had very special surprise already foes loyal eagles fans and this one didn't come, wrapped in duck taped. that is right whole squad got up close, and personal, with the real deal. >> i hope my fiance isn't jell bus my eyes lit up when i saw that baby. >> reporter: their tail proof what is lost can sometimes be found. >> we're getting married, this is one of my groomsmen. >> reporter: but what begins as a game can sometimes become the greatest gift. >> it is more than just a football team, it brings everyone together. >> reporter: at the linc. >> e-a-g-l-e-s, eagles.
>> anita oh for cbs-3 "eyewitness news". it is still thursday to them, i mean last thursday. >> yes, indeed. >> i think they had i great time. >> oh, miy love the enthusiasm >> they is, man. >> that was great. that was great. >> kate has our forecast, wow, 70's, snow, this, that, all over. >> we have every season in the next five days here in philadelphia. craziness. lots to talk b we will start off with rain tonight and tomorrow, and then transition into the chance for some snow over weekend but lets start off with is what happening right now. take you out to bethlehem where it is quiet, remember last night we had wet roads all across, last night around 11:30, 12:00 a.m. heavy downpours came through in the overnight and then we had a bonus to day beautiful, temperatures are in the lower 60's, still and as they are here in philadelphia but here comes another round of rain. storm scan three shows us it looks similar to what we are seeing this time yesterday
with area have rain moving from the ohio valley through western pennsylvania and here it comes, it is moving in pretty rapidly and, once rain gets in we will possibly see rain on and off through the overnight hours and through much of tomorrow as well. you can see creeping in harrisburg right now and within the next hour or so should spread toward lehigh valley and toward city by 7:30 or 8:00. here's our next system across four corners, going to stream eastward and cut by to our south but enough cold air filtering in on saturday, that that could cause some snow, to break out across the region. future weather will start with the rain at 8:00, intense downpours coming through at 10:00 raining steadily and that continues through overnight hours and a wet morning commute tomorrow as well, at least some light rain and drizzle and continues on and off through much of the day. heaviest rain tonight but rain doesn't push out of here until four or 5:00 o'clock tomorrow which means in the next 24 hours or so many spots could have a half inch of rain on
that already saturated ground. so watch out for pond nothing your yard, and on the roadways then we will head into saturday, which starts with some sun, cloud gathering through the day and by 7:00 p.m. we have snow at a good clip across the area but warm air will filter in and the mix line right along i-95 decent thump of snow, and change to snow to rain in the city and mainly rain across south jersey, delaware, fast moving system, ground temperatures are warm but precipitation comes down heavy enough in the north and western suburbs we could be looking at a couple inches of snow, all snow for poconos and lehigh valley, mixture in the city, as much as three to six slushy inches far north and west, looking at an inch or two in the city but i'm thinking this is pretty much low impact event because sunday war back to 50, moves that snow will melt, roads should pretty much hand this will well. worse traveling problems in the lehigh valley and poconos a by next tuesday we are back to 07-degree.
>> in and out fast. >> pat gallen has sports. >> those warm temperatures making me think baseball, phillies gm matt klentak gives house thoughts on whether the phillies can compete this year speaking of competing the sixthers with a fantastic effort last night against the heat heading in to the all-star break, sports is up
welcome back. it has been six long seasons since the phillies have been a bona fide contender but that doesn't mean they are desperate. despite losing 96 games a year ago matt klentak continues to preach patients, the phillies gm discussed several topics in clear water today as pitchers and catchers continued to get in early work. klentak knows free agent market remains flush with big name players but says the phillies can still compete with what they have. >> we have added some key areas, we think we made our line up better, infield defense better, we think we have a chance to have a
legitimate impact bull pen with a variety of different strengths that they can turn to at different points in the game and as kap says if young players, if all players, but especially young won take steps forward they dent always have to be enormous steps but just small steps forward, there is in reason why we can't, why we cannot compete. >> college basketball, and a bunch of local teams hit hardwood, temple won five straight but they are on the road at number 19 wichita state, delaware at towson, drexel on the road in northeastern and penn state looking for win number 19 at home begins eighth ranked ohio state. i'll be honest, i turn game off at half time last night. i know, i'm sorry. they were down bias much as 24 but roared back to beat heat 104-102 in the absence of joel embiid, ben simmons led the way with his fifth triple double of the season, 18 points, 12 boards, 10 assists, with the win sixers are just
two games out of the fourth spot in the eastern conference , and brett brown, he is happy to hit all-star break on a high note to flip a game we were down 24 at home and claw back and have a tremendous win and to achieve our goal of the winning the five games at home, it sure makes the holiday a heck of a lot more enjoyable and team is the word you want to hear. it was a team effort, complete team effort. >> sixers marco bellnellie made his presence felt late, the 11 year sharp shooter put up 17 points in 28 minutes off bench to spark the come back. he is just happy to be part of something special. >> i want to be on this team so bad, so, you know, just playing with guys that are really go on the court and try to be better, they try to play together and they want to win so bad. like i said before, it is what
it means in the last couple years. >> flyers blew a two goal lead but did walk away with the point in the overtime loss to the devils on tuesday night, they will be in columbus to face blue jackets tomorrow. they continue to hold top three spot in the division two points up on the devils, so they know they need a better showing tomorrow night. >> it will be an off close race all the way through and i think, you know, being able to embrace that and accept that through wins and losses, and being able to accept the next challenge is a real strength. >> isn't it fun, all of the teams are playing well. >> look out. >> flyers, sixers, powe season , it will be fun. >> get your rest, get your rest. >> i need it.
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tonight on "eyewitness news" take your tea into stock yard sandwich company, they take awe cross the street to the spring garden spot that is putting their own spin on classic creations. see the twist, two chefs are taking with their offerings, and, how it all started tonight at 11:00 right here on cbs-3. >> big favorite here for sure. thanks for watching "eyewitness news" at 6:00 we are back at 10 on our sister station cw philly and back here on cbs-3 at 11:00. up next "cbs evening news" from parkland florida here now is jeff glor, take care family , we will see you tonight.
captioning sponsored by cbs >> today is a day of healing. today is a day of mourning. >> glor: florida and the nation remember the lives lost in the parkland school shooting. >> each person who was stolen from us yesterday had a full life ahead of them. >> nobody should have to go through this. >> the violence has to stop. >> the suspect's been charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder. >> and everyone knew that there was always something just wrong about him. >> glor: students praise their heroes. >> he basically saved my life. >> tell every single person you know you love them, because you never know when your last time is going to be. this is the "cbs evening news" with jeff glor, reporting tonight from parkland, florida.