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taken off of the streets. the man whom police say sexually assaulted a woman in her rittenhouse square home is now behind bars tonight and we are learning how they track him down good evening, i'm chris may. i'm jessica dean. that attack took place in the 1900 block of spruce street from rittenhouse square. suspect was pick up at his work place a restaurant at broad and catherine in south philadelphia. "eyewitness news" reporter steve paterson joins us live from rittenhouse square with the latest, steve. >> reporter: police say one of the biggest pieces of the investigation is this, after the assault, police say the the suspect garcia stole the victim's cell phone. it is a phone they used to trace where garcia was believed to be living. they used detective point to pinpoint where the home was. it is a place we visited today and spoke to the woman who answered the door. what she said may or may not surprise you. we will let you be the judge. >> they moved fast. >> we have this guy off the
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street. >> you can rest easy today. more importantly, this young professional woman, and her family, can begin to rebuild. >> reporter: so how did police catch an accused rape is in less than three days? they say, three reasons: a cooperative victim, traceable technology, great detectives. >> it is good investigative work. good instincts by the investigators having the right people there at the right time. >> reporter: twenty-eight year-old milton mateo garcia identified, arrested and charged. police say this is him, early saturday morning on spruce, forcing the victim into her apartment before police say he beats, rapes, and then robs her. >> this appears to have been a crime of opportunity. >> reporter: police say have after the attack garcia stole her keys and her phone. they traced it here to this neighborhood in south philadelphia. detectives pinpointed this home on eighth street, where garcia was living with at least three other men, and this woman. in spanish, she tells us that
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she didn't want to give her name but confirmed living with garcia and speaking to police. >> spanish speaking. >> reporter: she says that she's surprised about the charges and while she didn't know him well garcia seemed like a good person. monday night police found the victim's phone in garcia's second floor room. when they arrested him at his job on broad street they found victim's keys in his pocket. police also confirmed today that garcia has been in trouble with immigration and customs enforcement, causing great concern in question as to his status as his immigration stat news this country, meanwhile, police say part of the ongoing investigation, will be to take that dna from the scene, and find out if it is a match for any other open rape cases in this area. now that is work they say will continue far beyond this case. reporting live, from rittenhouse square i'm steve paterson for cbs-3 "eyewitness
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news". philadelphia police stop a bus on the roosevelt boulevard, to nab a bank robbery suspect. police say they pulled this september bus over on the boulevard near cottman, officers arrested a man who allegedly robbed a wells fargo bank on welsh road and the boulevard. a tracking device with the money led police to that suspect. in one was hurt during the robbery. it has been a very nice, day, all across the region, "eyewitness news" in norristown where people were out and about enjoying the the nice conditions, but they shouldn't get too used to it unfortunately. sorry to say that, meteorologist kathy orr is tracking some storms for us, she's outside on the die deck now, kathy. >> beautiful day with a little bit of the breeze and some humidity, chris, almost like a transition day, to the the really oppressive heat, that we have had just a week ago. we're talking about heat, humidity making it feel like it is well in the 90's. the high in philadelphia making it up in the mid 80's.
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eighty-six. normal high 85. record 97, setback in 18 will eight. allentown is 85. seventy-six in the poconos. millville, wildwood, atlantic city all checking in the the 70's. we are going to be seeing big changes coming our way, this evening, cooling down, and staying partly cloudy, by 9:00 p.m. 76. 11:00 p.m. mostly cloudy and turning more humid, the temperature is 73. this is what happens tomorrow, showers, thunderstorms moving our way, and some of those storms could create very heavy downpours. coming up, we will time those storms and show what you to expect plus the weekend weather, will it be a shore bet, i'll have have the answer coming up later in the broadcast. >> kathy, thanks. we are hearing tonight the from the family of the north philadelphia teenagers gup down saturday night. he was shot near his, montgomery street. he was simply in the wrong place at the the wrong time. authorities say, the bullet traveled a block and a half
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striking him in the head. his mother spoke with "eyewitness news". >> i'm here for my other children and myself, i cannot sit on the step, thinking that, you know, when they are going to happen again. >> jameer was a rising junior, honor student, and mastery charter school. >> well, philadelphia police officer has been arrested and charged with endangering the welfare of the child and other crimes. officer tameika gross turn herself in today she's been accuse had of encouraging her teenage children to fight other teenagers in her neighborhood: the 35 year-old is a seven year veteran of the force, suspended with the intent to dismiss. montgomery county prosecutors are partnering with big brothers, big sisters of southeastern pennsylvania, hoping to help keep kids on the right path. back on track, partners children between ten and 15, who have committed minor offenses with adult volunteer mentors. the bigs as they are called will meet with the littles, at
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least three times a month for at least a year. they say everyone makes bad decisions when they are young but it is what happens next that makes the difference to have us help navigate that and no matter what we did and wants to us succeed more than anything and believes in us, there is nothing, more important that you can do, in a child's life. >> reporter: montgomery county d.a. reza furhman says she knows firsthand, the and big sister and. >> united and, lebanon county, and, officiating. and, dancing frank schaefer celebrated at first united methodist church in german continue today. he led zion methodist church of iona. schaefer was defrocked last year after he would not prom toys never preside over another same sex wedding. >> i would never be silenced
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again, i will always speak with and for my lb gt brothers and sisters in the church and beyond. >> reporter: church appeals panel ruled punishment was wrong because it was based on an assumption schaefer would break church law in the future. latest fight in the the battle over the budget, for philadelphia public schools, heads to harrisburg: that is philadelphia city councilman, kenyat johnson on the bull horn. he gathered with advocates for a rally at city hall, this morning. when they wrapped up they were hoping to convince state legislators to provide an additional, $150 for schools. they want lawmakers to pass the proposed $2 per pack tax on cigarettes. >> debate is underway on the new jersey state budget in trenton at this hour. democrats are working on a version that raises taxes on millionaires, to counter governor christie's version
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that cuts pension payments to balance the budget. >> no one runs around looking to raise taxes, i have to be honest with you. last thing you want to do. we have obligation that is had to be met in this group, and, i don't want class warfare, it is grown not shrunk. budget must be passed by june 30th. >> governor christie signed into law a bill that would extend a cap on arbitration award to new jersey's police and fire fighters through 2017. the cap would be relaxed, slightly, arbitrators would allow annual raises of # percent over the previous years wages, rather than two percent, per year all to reign in property taxes. on the cbs-3 healthwatch, there is call this a significant break through in the battle of breast cancer. a new better way to find early stage tumors. >> three on your side health reporter stephanie stahl is here with more on this new
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report, stephanie. >> reporter: very exciting, big deal locally as well. 3-d mammography find significantly more invasive breast cancers and reduces number of false alarms, that is according to the largest study of its kind and part of the research was done right here in philadelphia. >> this is my daughter, 15. >> reporter: fifty-four year-old laurie schaefer is raising two teens in south jersey where she was worried about inconclusive breast screenings. then lori turned to penn medicine where 3-d mammography, found what she had been fearing. >> even though that it was diagnosed, as cancer, was stage one, and, they got it in time, and i just feel, very happy, you know, and know, i had it, and it is cured. >> reporter: here's traditional image of lori's breast and this is more detailed, 3-d view. >> when you look at this image, this area clearly stand out. >> reporter: doctor mitchell, chair of radiology at penn medicine says it provides
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three dimensional images, do you see how he can hone in on a certain area. >> you get a clearer look at the fresh tissue by being able to look at individual slices as opposed to the entire breast, single projection. >> reporter: penn was part of the study that included over half million women with 3-d digital mammography there was a 41 percent increase in the detection of invasive cancer, compared to traditional mammography alone. there was a 15 percent decrease in unnecessary follow-up test because of false alarms. >> it would help on both end of the screening process. >> reporter: lori says uncertainty of in the knowing was worse than the diagnosis that finally came, with the 3-d technology. >> i believe it saved my life. >> now for women having 3-d mammograms it is just like getting a regular one, you don't feel anything different and many doctors feel they should be used more routinely but they are currently not covered by most insurance plans. we have more information on this, and technology at cbs
6:11 pm click on health. all right. well, thank you very much. still to come, on "eyewitness news" at 6:00 it is surprise that brought a little new jersey girl to tears, the emotional reunion three years in the making that would have have you reaching for tissues too. fifty years later, local students honored for fight for racial equality how they are remembering freedom summer. >> we are tracking sunshine but in the for long, turning sticky, and showers and thunderstorms moving through the region. the these storms could produce localized flooding we will show you when, coming up, hi leslie. after winning five straight, phillies lost three in a row. i thought playing at home was a good thing. citizens bank park has in the treated phillies well, i will have alarming number, coming up later in sports.
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would never imagine courtesy of the older brother she loved. our pat ciarrocchi has the story. >> it sounded like a
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explosion,. >> pigtails and roses in her arms, riley gardener has a smile, that can make a grown up cheery. >> i never knew he would actually come here. >> reporter: riley's surprise came to shamong he will meantry school. they gathered cross legged on the gym floor while backstage, riley's older brother, navy petty officer second class frank tommy schaefer waited to surprise his little sister. >> and, younger sibling being away for so long, and you strive to get that connection back. >> riley never lost that connection. a school project got the children thinking about a role model in their young lives and riley chose her big brother. a sailor, deployed to japan. >> still hidden behind the curtain. tommy read her words, unsuspecting riley listen.
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>> as long as i can remember my brother has always been there for me. >> reporter: brother she never expect to see came with flowers, hugs, and tears. >> wow, i can't wait. >> neither could riley and tommy's mother diane, military service ace shared family sacrifice. i know my little one is home and i'm very happen that i they are together. >> so are riley and tommy. >> we will go out, hang out together just me and her. it would be real good. >> i'm so excited. >> neither can we. i'm pat ciarrocchi, cbs-3 "eyewitness news". >> enjoy that time together. >> no doubt. >> some young people from our area heading to mississippi for a very special anniversary. >> these are teens, marking 50th anniversary of freedom summer by attending the conference there, freedom summer was a movement, in
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1964, to open polling places, to african americans in mississippi. these teens say they are eager to honor history and learn more about the fight for racial justice. >> being a part of this makes me feel good and i can be a part of something bigger than myself. >> reporter: these students are on their way to mississippi, they are part of the youth unite todd change, dedicated to organizing students to improve their own communities. >> just a beautiful, perfect day to remember the founding of the garden state today marks the 350 anniversary of new jersey. happy birthday, new jersey. at the the state house reenactors read a proclamation celebrating 1664 land grand to lord john berkley and sir george carterier whose home was the aisle of jersey for which the state was named. >> one of of the new jersey's favorite daughters, joins us right now, that would be you. >> that would be me.
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i was a pennsylvanian, and now i live in new jersey. very regal. >> distinguished, yes. >> yes. >> that is right. >> we're looking at a beautiful day, in pennsylvania, new jersey and delaware, a gorgeous day to be outside and evening taking in the fills game, tomorrow, not as great. lets take a look outside and just enjoy, what we have, this is a view, from our atlantic city cam, sky cam three, zooming out, on the beach here, and you can see a little bit busy, waves picking up and just a stellar day, and in the upper left-hand corner you you can see a few tents, that is still championship of, sand sculpting still going on this week. so a lot going on in atlantic city this entire summer, hopefully you have a chance to get down to the shore and enjoy it. we have been reviewing statistics for the month of june and it may surprise you, how warm it has been and how wet it has been. temperatures have have average about 1 degree above normal,
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and that is a lot, for a inly average. rain, over 2 inches, above average, and it has been pretty cloudy, not so sun any philadelphia, only two sunny days, so far, this month, the rest between partly cloudy and cloudy, today a decent day. right now in philadelphia 85. eighty-five allentown. seventy-six in the poconos. seventy-nine in millville. eighty-one in dover and it is sticky there. humidity is oppressive. humid to the north and west. little bit of the transition, not so bad through philadelphia, to the north, and comfortable as you head toward the shore. this will all end tomorrow, that oppressive air down in dover, it will lift northward and everyone will be sweating it out. it is going to be hot, and it is quite humid. to boot we have showers and thunderstorms moving our way, this ban will be dying out during the evening, as it gets in the stable air mass toward philadelphia. this is a main line, it is an area of low pressure and a
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cold front that will be moving east, and as it does, in this moist atmosphere it will be setting off some showers and storms. mainly in the afternoon this line moving from northwest to south east, some downpours and in these downpours, if we see these storms going over the same area we call that training there could be localized flash flooding, so please be aware of that if you get caught in the downpour. this is how it unfold, frontal boundary moves close tomorrow setting off showers and storms north and west of the city, it lingers through thursday morning, we will dry it out in the afternoon, friday looks great, with plenty of sunshine. overnight lows fall in the 70's, humidity increases, maxes out wednesday, temperatures will be in the mid 80's and on the exclusive eyewitness weather seven day forecast and shore cast thursday 88. friday, much better. saturday decent but sunday, monday and tuesday a chance of the shower or storm here and there, with the heat and the humidity shore temperatures in the 80's, so the big issue on the road, i bet it is sun
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glare. >> sun glare, you guessed it how did you guess that, kathy. totally right is what we're dealing work phillies, traffic and disable vehicles that is what we are dealing with on i-95. traveling on i-95 commuting in the northbound direction we will notice that activity taking out right-hand lane a approaching area have of allegheny affecting more so your rush hour commute, and then that sun glare approaching vine street expressway. would i say now until penns landing through that point of allegheny we dropped down to 12. twenty-seven on the schuylkill, you are in the red traveling to the eastbound side of the pennsylvania turnpike between valley forge and 309, and definitely fill the pump b male announcer: explore maryland's authentic stories during the 150th anniversary of the war between the states. order our civil war trails guides at and download our new civil war mobile app. maryland. land of history.
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citizens bank park with 16-22 record so far,. >> last night they were shut out at home for eighth time this year. phillies batted .229 at the bank right now. >> we need to do something about that, and, that was a positive thing we had on the road was scoring runs throughout a game. we need to do a better job on the offensive side of the feel at home. >> this years n hl draft will be held right here in philadelphia at wells fargo center. flyers with the 17th pick, in the first round, and this is ron hextall's first draft as flyers general manager so what will he do with the pick. >> we're talking 17, 18 year-old kids here. they have a long way to go, and they will play in the national hockey league. so, to do anything, but draft the best player, i mean, and not going to try to reinvent the wheel. >> well, of course, nhl draft underway at the center.
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crews making sure everything is perfect. the draft takes place this friday and at day. >> lebron james informed the miami heat he will opt out of his contract and become unrestrict free agent july 1st. four seasons with the heat, james played in four finals and won two championships. this doesn't mean, the four time mvp and ten time all-star in miami but he has the right to do a little shopping. we will be right back.
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thanks for watching "eyewitness news" at 6:00 we will return at ten on our sister station wpsg the cw philly and we are back here on cbs-3 at 11:00. stay tuned for the "cbs evening news". i'll have have a new report on what caused asiana flight two # 14 to crash a year ago in san francisco plus secretary of state on whether the u.s. will join the fight in iraq. here now from new york with the "cbs evening news" is scott pelley.
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>> pelley: tonight, the answer is found. we now know why one of the world's most advanced jetliners crashed on landing in san francisco. jeff pegues is on the story. as iraq breaks apart, margaret brennan puts the key question to the secretary of state: >> reporter: is the u.s. willing to strike at safe havens in syria and in iraq? >> pelley: clarissa ward is covering inside iraq. a 3d mammogram finds cancers that once went undetected. dr. jon lapook has the news. and listening to history. chip reid on a project to capture forever some of america's greatest moments. >> you don't work this hard on a project and not want to have it preserved correctly.


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