Suspect Charged With Attempted Murder Following Shooting Outside Target Store

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A man has been charged following a shooting outside a Northeast Philadelphia Target store that injured one person.

Police say Tyrell Wright has been charged with attempted murder and other related offenses following Friday’s shooting.

Police say Wright turned himself in Friday night.

The store on the 7400 block of Bustleton Avenue was put in lock-down mode during the incident as shoppers quickly hid after hearing the gunfire.

The victim is currently in stable condition.

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Police: Suspect Ties Up 84-Year-Old Woman With Belts During Home Invasion

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Police say an elderly woman was tied up during a home invasion on Monday afternoon in the Queens Village section of Philadelphia.

According to Philadelphia Police, the suspect tied up an 84-year-old woman with belts during the home invasion on the 700 block of South Front Street.

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Police say the suspect stole money from the woman’s home.

The suspect is described as an approximate 30-year-old white man with a thin build and wearing dark pants.

The woman was not injured during the incident.

Police are investigating.

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Young Philly Students Learn To Build Cars At CCP Summer Camp

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A summer camp giving city kids a crash course in automotive engineering as they learn to be the tech leaders of tomorrow.

This S.T.E.M. program is made possible by the Community College of Philadelphia as it help put kids in the driver’s seat of their future careers.

“I want to have a career in science, technology, engineering fixing computers, stuff like that.”

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Janiyah is one of the middle school students, who for the next week will get a chance to take part in a summer camp offering hands on experience, learning what’s underneath the hood, how cars work and what it takes to get a job in the automotive industry.

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“I’m learning different parts of the cars. I’m learning how the car works,” she said. “I’m learning what kind of cars there. I’m learning how the engine works. Things like that.”

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Teacher Daniel Reed says they want kids taking part in this program to learn about tech jobs of tomorrow by getting their hands dirty using the tools of today.

“We just kind of want to expose younger kids to just the wide range of opportunities,” Reed explained, “to what is transportation.”

During the week-long summer camp, students will go on trips to the airport, SEPTA, the Philadelphia fleet garage and to a museum to learn about vehicle history.

The will also get to build their own mini dragsters as part of a drag racing competition.

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The Dom Giordano Show: John Bolton, Ken Cuccinelli | August 14

Dom talks about the violence that occurred in Charlottesville this past weekend, Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier resigning from President Trump’s American Manufacturing Council, and President Trump’s response to the violence this previous weekend. Dom talks to Former Ambassador John Bolton about what the United States should do moving forward with North Korea, to former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli about the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend, and with author and political commentator, Dinesh D’Souza about his new book, “The Big Lie”.

9:00 Former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli tells Former National Press Secretary for Bernie 2016 , Symone Sanders to “shut up” during heated debate on race.

9:05 Charlottesville Mayor, Michael Signer gives a strong response to those who caused damage in protests over the weekend.

9:15 Former Ambassador John Bolton joins the show to talk about what the United States should do moving forward with North Korea.

9:35 President Donald Trump denounces the violence on both sides during Charlottesville this past weekend.

9:50 Jamelle Bouie stated that Trump’s call to “cherish history” was a “dog whistle” for the alt-right.

10:05 Vice President Mike Pence condemns white supremacists and defends President Trump’s remarks on denouncing violence on both sides.

10:25 UVA Center for Politics director Larry Sabato says Trump should “fire all the white nationalists on his staff, starting with Steve Bannon.”

10:35 Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier resigns from the president’s American Manufacturing Council in protest of Trump’s response to white supremacist violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

11:00 Former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli joins the show to talk about the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia the previous weekend.

11:20 Anthony Davies and James R. Harrigan wrote an op-ed in the Philadelphia Inquirer titled, “The Myths of the Underpaid and Overworked Teachers in PA”

11:35 Dinesh D’Souza joins the program to talk about his new book “The Big Lie”.

 

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Guide To Viewing The Partial Solar Eclipse

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — In less than a week, the long anticipated phenomenon known as a total solar eclipse will be visible in the United States but only along a particular line, stretching coast-to-coast.

Here are some spots throughout the area to check out a partial solar eclipse on Aug. 21:

Brandywine Creek State Park

This Delaware site will provide visitors the opportunity to make their own viewing scopes and there will be local astronomy experts to detail the best way to view the celestial event 12:30-3 p.m. Call 302-655-5740 to register.

Bayshore Center At Bivalve

Want to be see the partial solar eclipse on a boat? Well, get on on board the 112-foot wooden historic sail boat known as the AJ Meerwald in Cape May, N.J.  To purchase tickets and learn more, you can call Ali Place at 856- 785-2060 (ext. 107).

Edelman Planetarium at Rowan University

The southern part of New Jersey, we will see a about 75 percent partial eclipse and the Edelman Planetarium is free and open to the public 1-4 p.m.

Visitors will be provided a limited number of free eclipse glasses. There will also be hands-on activities on the Science Hall grounds, as well as live streaming of the total solar eclipse from around the United States. For more information, contact 856-256-4389.

The Seaport Museum

The Seaport Museum will offer eclipse viewing glasses for purchase and it will also provide a craft table for kids to make pinhole viewers 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Refreshments will be available at the Deck bar. And this event is contingent on the weather.

 

Bucks County Community College at Newtown

The public is invited to watch the historic event on the patio of the new Science Center on Aug. 21. Viewing glasses and snacks will be provided, with science professors on hand to answer questions.

The event is scheduled from 2-3 p.m.

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