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developments in bensalem, david? >> reporter: hi jessica and ukee. the his name is 18 year-old jacob francisco we will put a picture right now. he is a senior at bensalem high school and authorities say he admitted to baking, and then selling, five marijuana laced brownies to a middle school student, at robert shaver middle school just down the street from the police department where i'm standing. now authorities here at bensalem police say that middle school student, then in turn, resold, some of those brownies to other middle school students. ukee and jessica they believe that six to 12 students actually ingested those brownies. authorities discovered this pot browny, ring as they are calling it, on friday afternoon, here in bensalem, township, but they made the arrest today, they arrested jacob francisco. today they say he had has done this before, this is not first time he did this, they took him to jail, i spoke to publish safety director fred heron who said quite frankly
this is not marijuana of the 70's, 80's and 90's he is worried this stuff may have posed a serious danger to middle school students. >> track it down to the d o.j. and got the him out of school and in jail where he belongs, and his betty crooker days are over. >> reporter: we're told had again he did this before selling marijuana brownies at his will school, here just a couple years ago, he went to jail, served his time for that. he is in prison right now behind bars, he has jet to make his bail, 10 percent of 100 you this dollars. we will continue to follow this story, reporting live tonight from bensalem bucks county david spunt for cbs-3 "eyewitness news". philadelphia department of health has confirmed its first case of the zika virus. we now necessity person with the virus is a woman in her 60's who recently return to the caribbean. she was not hospitalized and currently recovering without complications. health department official tells "eyewitness news" that there is no threat to the community.
>> it is not a significant, to people locally because the mosquitoes, and transmit infections don't live or survive in philadelphia. >> health concerns are really for pregnant woman and apart from that, it is really not a significant issue. >> federal authorities have also just confirmed the second travel related case of the virus in new jersey. in pennsylvania there are five cases and no indications that there are any complications. new at 6:00 some who survived hurricane sandy say they are being victimized all over again because fema wants its money back. "eyewitness news" new jersey reporter cleve bryan is live in ventnor with more on what is happening there, cleve. >> reporter: welshes once upon a time a woman and teenage children rented a home on this lot but they say because of the storm, that property has been cleared this woman's life is still in financial shambles. >> i'm trying to forget about sandy and think he is trying to bring it backup. >> reporter: traumatized and
exhausted, she feels like she can't escape super storm sandy because it took government money. >> fema had offered to pay us, six months of rent. >> reporter: carla says a little over year ago she had to pay back the rental assistance they gave her. she said agency would not give her an explanation and despite having receipts, this bomb shell a arrived in the mail last in. >> collection action will continue unless you make a payment within ten days from the day of the letter in the amount of 12,083 doll are a and 62 cents which includes all fees, interest, and penalties as of today. >> reporter: you are laughing, why? >> i want to cry. >> reporter: she wouldn't be crying a alone. according to senator menendez's office which is leading fight to keep fema off survivor's backs, 1,365 new jersians got sandy recruitment the letters. average pay back of $7,000. she says it is all arguing and no money exchange until now, tax season. >> so they took about $8,000
from my federal and state income tax check and new they are taking the extra four from my paychecks, with interest. >> reporter: interest can be up to 30 percent for fema debt collection. she has reached out to elected leaders for help but some far no results. >> it is overwhelming. >> reporter: and senator menendez's office says that they will reconnect with carlen when they can and anyone in the similar situation should reach out to them. live from ventnor i'm cleve bryan, cbs-3 "eyewitness news". philadelphia's mayor jim kenney is calling for soda tax. he says tax on sugar drinks should help fun universal prek and other initiatives. mayor says 3 cents per ounce tax could bring in four hundred million-dollar over five years. former mayor michael nutter proposed 2 cents per ounce tax during his administration. kenney and city councilman at the time, opposed the idea and tax never made it to a council vote. mild monday but will beautiful weather stick around? meteorologist kate bilo outside on the the sky deck, kate, how does it feel out
there. >> it is windy and that is making it feel cooler then it is but for last day of february, leap day it feels fantastic. temperatures got in the 60es a. beautiful sunset. beautiful pink cloud over center city philadelphia really cannot complain about this extra day we get once every four years. we will talk about that more in main weather. the lets look outside on storm scan three, it shows a loop of the showers that came through this morning, they are well out to sea now, skies have cleared, and see a few snow showers across new york state, and new england. those will miss us. we are quiet through tonight and into tomorrow but by tomorrow night, that is going to change. the highs today across the region though nothing like february temperatures, it got to 64 for the second day in a row in philadelphia. sixty-four was the high in wilmington. we got to 65 degrees for the high in atlantic city. that makes today the 22nd day this winter, did his january a february of 60 degrees plus temperatures. we have had 22 days of
60 degrees. most on record ever for a december through february season. previously 16 was the record. this has been a incredible mild winter, last day of meteorological winter of december, january, february time frame. we have more rain on the way and then return to winter temperatures. here's a look ahead to tomorrow night this system approaches and showers possibly by 11:00 and we will see that into the morning hours, and with the quick look at poconos, peak cam, skiing going on the at bleigh mountain and we have more snow after this system you see here pushes through, we could be talking about the threat for snow flakes, by the end of the week. i'll have more on that potential coming up when i join you you inside. >> kate, we will see you then, thank you. police officers from our area are taking to social media to show their support, for a virginia officer, killed on her first day on the job. many local officers are sharing photos of themselves, flashing back to the time when they too were rookies on the force. prince william county officer
ashley guindon was one of three officers shot saturday while responding to a domestic disturbance call. they say this news hits too close to home this young lady, young police officer, it is gut wrenching. >> it effects everybody across the country. when you hear this it the is a heart breaking story. >> reporter: a funeral for officer guindon is set for tomorrow in woodbridge, virginia. well, penn state fans will get to sees another joe paterno statue, two replicas are being made after the original statue was removed from campus following the jerry sandusky child abuse scandal. "eyewitness news" reporter anita oh tells us why it was important for the the artist to take on this project. >> reporter: for more than a month, they have been sculpting, molding, and chiseling away on a 7-foot, thousand pound statue. >> we are making a statement.
>> reporter: this is replicas of the joe paterno statue long standing at penn state university until 2012. >> machine, pop it out of the floor, with no hesitation, take him out of there. >> reporter: they cast original statue remove in the wake of the allegation that is top university leaders, including paterno, covered up a sexual abuse scandal involving former assistant football coach jerry sandusky. >> they should have put it back by now. >> reporter: four years later the university has in the so once again the artists are taking the clay into their own hand despite controversy and threats, from those opposed. >> and our hard to believe how unfair it was that happened. so we want to honor joe paterno with this new statue. >> we are creators. we are not politics, or cops. we just hey, look at this, this is who we are. >> reporter: artist plan to donate within to the paterno family and take other to pen
tait football games and elsewhere around the country but you'll see one difference, paterno with a closed fist. >> we don't want to be number one. >> reporter: still may be the only statue of paterno fans will get to see. penn state university spokesmen tells me there are no plans to put back the original joe paterno stat the you at this time. they are not releasing its location but they say it is safe hi stored. anita oh for cbs-3 "eyewitness news". still to come on "eyewitness news" tonight, special deliveries, you probably guessed that these new arrivals, yeah, were born on elite day. our stephanie stahl shows interesting take some local moms and dad have about planning those future birthday parties. it is not their usual office, philadelphia harlem globetrotters share their skills. it turnout to be a nice start to the weekend, nice start to march as well but we have got rain moving in by tomorrow night, coming up i'll tell you which commutes could be impacted and then a cool down by the end of the week.
tonight at 11:00 vittoria woodill goes to the, to make what makes this auction house so legendary and puts her gift of jab, to work. >> for you, i don't know where it goes. over here, over there. >> see what happens when torey tries her hand of being an auctioneer, sold to the highest bidder tonight on "eyewitness news" at 11:00. on the healthwatch right now february 29th marks an extra day that comes with the leap year. >> leap year birthday is certainly unique. health reporter stephanie stahl met leap year little ones earlier today this leap day was a a very busy day for deliveries at paoli hospital, lots of leap babies, born there today. birthdays that will technically only get more, every information years. we were born at 4:34 this
morning at 2:29. >> reporter: very content bailey messing resting in her moms arms is una aware how special it is to be born on february 29th. >> it is taking a little bit of getting used to. >> reporter: her mom stephanie was due and hoping to avoid giving birth on this leap year day. >> we were talking about when will we celebrate her birthday. >> reporter: bailey's dad chris an electrical engineer is in charge of the math. >> i have done calculations, four, eight, 12, 16, big blow out for little lady. >> now that i'm thinking about it, it is something cool for her. >> reporter: there is no question, you celebrate the day you were born, except when it is a leap year. after just giving birth to nicholas rose, his mom, isn't so clear on his birthday party plans. have you thought about when you will celebrate birthdays. >> no, i haven't. maybe the 28th, i don't know. >> reporter: nicholas dad brandon who didn't just give birth has a clear idea and
says the party will be on the 28th. >> every four years we will have a big bash, so it will be awesome. >> reporter: main line obstetrician ann says 12 babies will be delivered by the end of the the day. >> last leap year we had four or five. >> reporter: while it is confuse to go decide the actual celebration day leap year or not, for these families today it was a wonderful, birthday. now, leap day by the way are needed to keep our california tar in alignment with the earth's revolutions around the sun, and all of the parents i talk to today say no matter what day their little ones were born they feel blessed to have happy, healthy, babies and they were an adorable bunch out there. >> we love holding little nicholas. >> they were very sweet. >> leap year birthday, and we just would pick, you know, pick february 28th, and march 1st and then, all of the four's, big day. >> party like it is 2099.
>> that is right. >> thanks, stephanie. philadelphia mayor jim kenney puts the mini basketball hoop in his office to good use. >> take a look that is him going for the dunk. they goes. mayor kenney took a break to welcome world famous harlem globetrotters. team celebrating its 90th anniversary season and they showed the mayor a few tricks on how to wow the crowd. >> it is all about giving kid great role mod tolls look up to in sports which isn't the case and they are top notch athletes with great academic records. so, it is a great thing for our kid to sianni emulate. >> globetrotters will have six shows in the next two weeks in our area. you can find the dates at cbs philly.com. >> they are on the morning show all the time. i'm sure they will be back there. >> yes, indeed. just don't ask me to jump. what do you call a sandwich perhaps on a long role with lettuce toe mate the owe, onion, maybe pickles and
peppers. >> certainly delicious. in philadelphia we call that a hoagie. but we have had multiple requests to find a answer to that. it is good question, why do we call sandwiches like that hoagies. nicole brewer gets the answer for you at the 11:00. not a sub. >> no, a hoeingy we're talking bit tonight. >> kate joins with us our forecast, those wind dying down later tonight. >> wind dying down later tonight. tomorrow not quite as warm but still above average. pretty lamb-like start to march tomorrow and nice leap day outside today like we said you get one of these every four years. we have to make the most of it. hopefully you got outside once the sun came out and enjoyed this nice mild afternoon. the wind was wicked, but that was worst of it. lets talk about the leap day, first we will take a look outside and we will talk about that. show you poconos where lights are on, slopes are dark but light are going. we could get chill think weekend. trying to plan a ski trip feeling more like winter this coming weekend then it did last week even. so maybe a good week toned
plan a trip to jack frost big boulder. we may see a few flakes as well. possibly not in the poconos. we will talk about that in a moment. the lets talk about the leap day though february 29th, this year and every four years, every four years we have an extra day added to the calendar because it takes 365 and about a quarter days for earth to orbit the sun, that is a solar year. add one day every four years to keep calendar safe. we didn't have leap day we would lose 24 days in the course of the century and then everything would just be all messed up. that is why we have an extra day every four years making the month of february which tend to feel like a long month because of the weather making it one day longer. weather was okay. storm scan three shows no problems in our area clear, 12 hour loop, showers that came through this morning cleared out quickly and we rebounded nicely. it looks like that will happen with the next system a as well this one here, gathering moisture over northern plains, pretty similar. back in south dakota as well and this will get here with
rain, but again it looks like a morning event that then clears, by afternoon. that is some good news for your wednesday. in the meantime still mild 54 degrees at the airport. pair of five's in millville. fifty-four wilmington. forty-seven in reading. mid 60's today but blustery we hit 35 miles an hour on the peak win gusts list in the the city to day, almost 40 miles an hour in wilmington, 41-mile an hour wind gusts reported in lancaster today. but a mild stretch that will continue. temperatures will be above average again tomorrow and wednesday, again 64 the past two days. tomorrow we are in the mid 50's. 10 degrees above average. then starts to fall off by end of the week as our next system heads our way. lets start with the first one tomorrow most of the day quiet but late tomorrow evening, showers start to move in and we will continue into wednesday morning at 6:00 a.m. this line of rain and thunder moving through the area so what to expect with the next storm showers develop tuesday night and heaviest is wednesday morning slow wednesday morning commute and we are looking at a quarter to half inch of rain and see that on the future rain amounts. not much rain but certainly
enough to slow down your wednesday morning commute. that is your next system we will watch. overnight quiet, tomorrow, quiet a as well but make sure you have umbrellas by the door rain coats for kids to head to the bus stop wednesday morning and notice friday, 39 degrees and system coming by to our south will bring threat for little bit of snow. we will go from 60's to the chance of snow. >> that is a big difference. >> 39 degrees, like kate said. >> thanks. >> coming up next, nhl trade deadline has come and gone. did ron hextall work his magic again for the fly
gm ron hextall talk about their decision about an hour ago. >> we're three points out, our guys have played well, you owe your players and you owe the organization and fans a certain amount, so were we just going to start letting bodies fly out, no. again if something made sense, long term that kind of overwhelmed us we would have looked at it. we looked at everything. >> in other flyers news jake voracek will miss two weeks with the lower body injury. he was wearing a walking boot after his last game on thursday. he leads flyers in assists, they host calgary tonight at the center. no need to guess, now we know exact number is. if the eagles hit sam bradford with the franchise tag he would make 19.95 million-dollar, this upcoming season alone. eagles have until 4:00 p.m. tomorrow to make the decision, in the meantime reports say they are trying to sign brad forward to a long term contract. the sixers, switch db, gave up
771st half point. tonight they will try to snap their eight game losing streak when they visit washington. jahlil okafor is out with the chin contusion. villanova drops from the number one to number in ap polls. they lost conference game last week at fifth ranked xavier. no need to sweat that though wildcats, can clinch the big east title with a win over depaul tomorrow night. now, check this out, final round of the honda classic, gary woodland in the water hazard. you are looking closely. he decided to take the shot while wearing his underwear. >> okay. >> he was wearing white pants, decided, i don't want to pay that dry cleaning bill so i will go a ahead. >> could he not just roll them up. >> no, no, not this guy. >> okay. >> boxers briefs. >> okay. >> that is a hazard, in so many ways. >> yes. >> i had to shoot in mud before and i just rolled them up. >> roll them up. >> i think he can afford dry
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