Children’s Book Educates Kids On Danger Of Hurricanes

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A children’s book written 25 years ago following Hurricane Andrew is making a comeback to help the youngest affected by the recent rash of terrible storms.

The book – ‘What if Hurricanes were Candy Canes’ – is aimed at helping children understand a storm’s devastation and destruction.

“The book is about a boy named Andrew. ‘My brother’s name is Andrew, he’s a very funny boy. Unlike the recent hurricane that came here to destroy,’” explained author Jayne Bonilla.

Bonilla – who now lives in Florida – wrote the book, inspired by an eight-year-old girl she met during a Hurricane relief fundraiser.

“She said ‘my family’s okay, my sister’s are fine, my mommy and daddy are healthy, and that’s all that matters,’” Bonilla recalled.

Bonilla says she wrote the book to follow the same sentiment.

“The littlest victims of these hurricanes are the children, and we need to get a book into their hands so they have a resource to talk about their emotions,” Bonilla said.

For every book purchased, a second will be donated to a child who’s been affected. A portion of the proceeds will then go to relief efforts in Texas, Florida and the Caribbean.

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SEPTA Sunday Work To Affect 3 Regional Rail Lines

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — SEPTA plans to begin major upgrades to overhead wires and track between the Fern Rock Transportation Center and Glenside Regional Rail Station during the next three weeks beginning on Sunday.

SEPTA’s Kristin Mestre-Velez says the work will affect commuters who use the Lansdale/Doylestown, West Trenton, and Warminster lines.

“Lansdale/Doylestown, shuttle buses will operate from Fern Rock Transportation Center to Glenside Station. And, West Trenton, it will be from Fern Rock Transportation Center to Noble Station,” she said. “On the Warminster line, shuttle buses will actually replace all train service between Warminster and Fern Rock Transportation Center.”

Mestre-Velez says the work will take up the entire day Sunday and regular service will be restored by Monday morning.

She says the crews will be back in the same areas on Sundays October 8th and 15th.

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Cowboys Fan Christie Praises Team’s Protest Before Anthem

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Devoted Dallas Cowboys fan Chris Christie says how the team handled its protest around the national anthem was “perfect.”

The Republican New Jersey governor addressed the controversy Friday at an unrelated news conference in Trenton. He says he respects players’ right to protest but thinks it’s “disrespectful” not to stand during “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

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Dallas players and owner Jerry Jones kneeled and locked arms before the anthem Monday night in Arizona and then stood for the anthem.

President Donald Trump spent days lashing out at players who kneel, a practice that started with a handful of players to protest police brutality and racial injustice.

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Christie says he wouldn’t have spent as much time on the issue as Trump has.

(Copyright 2017 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

 

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Cowboys Fan Christie Praises Team’s Protest Before Anthem

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Devoted Dallas Cowboys fan Chris Christie says how the team handled its protest around the national anthem was “perfect.”

The Republican New Jersey governor addressed the controversy Friday at an unrelated news conference in Trenton. He says he respects players’ right to protest but thinks it’s “disrespectful” not to stand during “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

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Dallas players and owner Jerry Jones kneeled and locked arms before the anthem Monday night in Arizona and then stood for the anthem.

President Donald Trump spent days lashing out at players who kneel, a practice that started with a handful of players to protest police brutality and racial injustice.

Elon Musk Unveils 18,000 MPH Rocket To Transport People Anywhere On Planet In Less Than Hour

Christie says he wouldn’t have spent as much time on the issue as Trump has.

(Copyright 2017 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

 

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Cowboys Fan Christie Praises Team’s Protest Before Anthem

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Devoted Dallas Cowboys fan Chris Christie says how the team handled its protest around the national anthem was “perfect.”

The Republican New Jersey governor addressed the controversy Friday at an unrelated news conference in Trenton. He says he respects players’ right to protest but thinks it’s “disrespectful” not to stand during “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

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Dallas players and owner Jerry Jones kneeled and locked arms before the anthem Monday night in Arizona and then stood for the anthem.

President Donald Trump spent days lashing out at players who kneel, a practice that started with a handful of players to protest police brutality and racial injustice.

Elon Musk Unveils 18,000 MPH Rocket To Transport People Anywhere On Planet In Less Than Hour

Christie says he wouldn’t have spent as much time on the issue as Trump has.

(Copyright 2017 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

 

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Cowboys Fan Christie Praises Team’s Protest Before Anthem

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Devoted Dallas Cowboys fan Chris Christie says how the team handled its protest around the national anthem was “perfect.”

The Republican New Jersey governor addressed the controversy Friday at an unrelated news conference in Trenton. He says he respects players’ right to protest but thinks it’s “disrespectful” not to stand during “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

Dallas players and owner Jerry Jones kneeled and locked arms before the anthem Monday night in Arizona and then stood for the anthem.

President Donald Trump spent days lashing out at players who kneel, a practice that started with a handful of players to protest police brutality and racial injustice.

Christie says he wouldn’t have spent as much time on the issue as Trump has.

(Copyright 2017 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

 

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Police: 6-Year-Old Boy Shot In Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (CBS)—City police are investigating after they say a young boy was shot on Friday night.

It happened in the 2300 block of W. Norris St. just before 8 p.m.

Police say a 6-year-old boy was shot in the left shoulder. He was transported to Temple Hospital where he’s currently listed in stable condition.

No arrests have been made.

Anyone with any information is asked to call police at 215-686-TIPS.

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