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and disturbing are the words being used by police and neighbors about this attack on the 83-year-old woman near a local church. to night she remains in the hospital. >> i got scared. >> reporter: romona mendez went out for a walk friday morning with her son jose by her side shelf wanted company after learning that an 83-year-old woman was attacked and robbed outside this church at 22nd and green in fairmount. >> i asked the lord bless her and take care of her. nothing happen in the future. >> reporter: it happened tuesday morning just before 11:00 when the victim was attacked during a purse snatching and knock to the ground. she was rushed to hahnemann hospital with a broken hip according to neighbors. >> come every day nothing like happened like that. >> now you can't even go to church. i told her she cannot go to church at 7:00 o'clock unless somebody takes her. >> reporter: as disturbing as at tack was police say more troubling is witness said the suspect is well-dressed man in
his 30 us what actually inside the chapel of the divine love church moments before the purse snatching. >> the predatory nature of it you're in the church, looking to be stalking a victim and find a victim. >> it's outrageous. there's nothing you can do. helpless rt report incident comes week after several gun point robberies on the street in the fairmount section. neighbors are on guard. >> it's random. you don't know where it's going to happen and when it's going to happen. not even church is a sanctuary. >> i pray to the lord they put them in jail. >> if you saw that mail in the church and know who he is please let us know, 911 or call central detectives. >> reporter: now so far police have been unable to locate any surveillance video that might show them the suspect coming or going after that attack. if you were near that area around 10:45, 10:50 on tuesday morning, police ask you to contact them immediately. shawnette? >> dave, thank you. sky fox over the scene of a small plain crash in bucks county late this afternoon.
you can see here the plane in a line of trees this is along cafferty road nary van saint airport in tinicum township. now according to early reports, the pilot was able to get out of the plane and was not hurt. no word yet though on what caused this crash. philadelphia police need your help to find a man who robbed a convenience store in south philadelphia last month. police just released this video from october 10th. as you can see a man sits outside the 11th street store for few moments, sees the coast is clear, barges in, hold as huge 95 with a bandana covering his face. police say after taking the money, the suspect ran down 11th street, turned on to shunk street. if you have any information, please call police. now on to your fox 29 weather authority. let's take a live look at the poconos. doesn't that look nice today? >> that's a nice crisp clear shot there. >> nice and peaceful. >> hoping that you're enjoying the beautiful day. definitely does not feel like november. only question, scott, where did
the sun go today? >> yeah, well, we do have a lot of changes shawnette fort up coming weekend. as you mentioned the clouds rolled in but the temperatures look at this. well above average. 72 degrees right now in the sun. it will set before 6:00 o'clock. so we started the day off with patchy fog. we had the sunshine and the clouds over took the region. and look at the temperatures still pretty comfortable on this first friday. 75 in millville. 75 degrees for atlantic city. we have upper 60s still in the lehigh valley but look at the poconos. dropping already into the low 50s. 72 degrees still early this evening. but temperatures rapidly fall into the 60s. eventually look at 11:00 o'clo 11:00 o'clock. 54 degrees for philadelphia. overnight low temperatures for some will dip into the 30s so much cooler air on tap for your weekend. temperatures for tonight, 39 degrees allentown. 46 in philadelphia. upper 40s for wildwood. so the bottom line, lots of
weekend changes. cloudy, much cooler for saturday, high temperatures in the 50s. rain beginning late saturday into a part of sunday. but will it impact the upcoming eagles game kick off forecast details on that shawnette and chris coming up with the seven day forecast. >> little more seasonal like, thanks, scott. all right. new tonight, a controversial statue in philadelphia will find a new home. the city announcing today the monument to former mayor and police commissioner frank rizzo will be moved. the question tonight, where? >> the statue has been cause of several protests in recent months. some calling for it to be taken down completely. fox 29's dave kinchen is live in center city with more on this story. dave. >> reporter: well, shawnette, there's been a big debate on both sides of this issue and that debate reignited again. people who want this statue taken down including many city officials say frank rizzo the former mayor represented a time of police brutality targeting african-americans. they say that the statue should
be removed as part of a plan to really rework this plaza, redesign it into a setting that is more inviting to what philadelphia is today, a city that welcomes diversity and treats all people with respect. but the folks who don't want the statue taken down, they say rizzo was tough on everybody when it came to crime. he promoted african-americans in the police department so there's a lot of controversy coming back up here. the city says they're going to remove the statue. we don't know when they will do it and we also don't know where that has not been decided just yet. part of process that's on-going. guys. >> all right, dave, thank you. went just talk with scott a little bit he's saying they'll be quite a bit of changes coming in our forecast although we had some sun today. a lot going on today. >> yeah. all right. skyfox we'll bring you back here in little bit we have
we've paid a big price for chris christie and kim guadagno. they gave out billions in corporate tax breaks. millions to whitewash the bridgegate scandal. millions more wasted on empty office space. we got stuck with the bill. property taxes up. train and bus fares up. college tuition up. women's healthcare funding eliminated with christie and guadagno we're paying more and falling behind. four more years of kim guadagno is unaffordable. christie: this is new jersey is facing an epidemic fueled by addictive opioid painkillers. codeine... oxycodone... fentanyl... morphine. these are just some of the medications prescribed for pain relief. these pills can be highly addictive, and the addiction doesn't end when the prescription runs out. many times, people turn to a deadlier option - heroin. addiction is a disease, but help is within reach. call 844 reach nj or visit reachnj.gov.
♪ >> welcome back. let's take live look at wilmington, delaware this morning. we woke up this morning, the fog it was so thick, luckily, cleared up to a beautiful fall day. >> yeah. not a bad start to the month of november, right. but scott is telling us things are going to change? >> scott. >> roller coast ride definitely ahead for the up coming weekend shawnette and chris. but above average temperatures right now. 72 degrees. we should top out in the low 60s for this time of year. humidity right now 64%. there's a cold front knocking on our doorstep that is will mean a shift in the wind direction and those temperatures they will be dropping look at that sunset
before 6:00 o'clock this eveni evening. next week, with the fall change, those times will be changing across the region. but low 50s right now mount pocono. 70 degrees in reading. 70 in pottstown. still pretty comfortable. look at this. millville 75 degrees. 75 still in atlantic city. but as we expand the view, pittsburgh down to 54 degrees. upper 40s right now in buffalo. 46 degrees in ottawa. some of that cooler air headed right to the delaware valley. what to expect? if you're stepping outdoors, once again that cold front sweeping through, not a whole lot of moisture with it. maybe a sprinkle most of us will stay simply dry. we do have those clouds moving through. but we'll see clearing skies overnight tonight but then the clouds will move right back in for your saturday and much cooler temperatures as well. so on your radar that evening cold front moving through. once again a dry front. it clouds back up. it's much cooler for saturday.
then showers for a part of your sunday and, yes, we're watching the eagles forecast it looks like that rainfall will try and get out of there for the game but we'll go hour by hour coming up. look at the temperatures for tonight. yeah, we're talking drastic change from the 70s that we're dealing with right now. what about 33 degrees mount pocono. upper 30s in reading along with pottstown. 44 degrees in wilmington for night. 47 in wildwood. so the normal high this time of year 61 degrees. here's that saturday forecast. 59 degrees. don't forget to fall backover night saturday into sunday. showers around overnight saturday into the first part of the day on sunday. 66 degrees will be the high temperature as we go hour by hour that front moves through. the clouds, they thicken really the entire day for your saturday and then look at the clock we're watching that rainfall early sunday. continuing. maybe into the afternoon. so that's why we're watching that eagles forecast. we'll go hour by hour.
by kick off maybe a left over shower temperatures in the low 60s. we'll continue throughout the game right around 64 degrees by 4:00 o'clock. so once again, it looks like there could be a shower chance for the eagles game. once again, daylight saving time it ends early sunday morning. turn those clocks back also a good time to change those batteries in the smoke detecto detectors. the fire alarms. we're talking about sunset on sunday look at that 4:53. the weather authority seven day forecast showing upper 50 force your saturday. 66 degrees on sunday. and then temperatures by monday back into the low 70s and then and cooler 58 degrees for election day. 52 on wednesday. 55 next thursday. and look at next friday, we could struggle you guys to make it even to look at that 50 degrees. roller coaster ride continues for the month of november. sim floor october. guys, back over to you. >> all right, scott, thanks. speaking of election day the
bensalem township race for mayor is heating up and turning a bit nasty. this comes as one candidate is trying to tie the another into accused murder. >> fox 29's jeff cole is live from bensalem with the latest on this story. jeff? >> reporter: shawnette, the alleged killing spree of cosmo dinardo absolutely captured this region in july. well now the specter of this killing rises again this time in the race for mayor here in bensalem. >> in the mailboxes of 8500 bensalem residence the menacing face avenue accused killer cosmo dinardo a pistol in hand. >> you used the picture here this horrific picture. >> that's his picture from his instagram. >> bensalem democrat for mayor brian allen sent them. >> are you trying to tie the mayor to cosmo dinardo and his horrific acts? >> no. no. he's tied to the family. he appointed him when he never
should have been appointed. >> $4,500 mailing comes as allen's final shot at be bensals 24 year incumbent 80-year-old mayor joe deaf d jay roll low mow. >> he doesn't deserve to sit in this chair. >> allen tethers the mayor to the alleged killer remindin reme appointed the one-year-old to the drug and alcohol board two years before his alleged killing spree. >> do you regret this appointment. >> how could i regret it when i didn't know it? i didn't know anything. i didn't know anything about that. we knew him as a good person. >> cosmo dinardo was behind bars accuse the in the brutal killing of four young men in july. the mailing add of alleges links between the dinardo family and the mayor through political contributions and lucrative contracts. >> i asked if he could volunteer on drug and alcohol. put his name up, and he was voted in. >> the family is tied to the mayor. and we believe that it was a
political appointment and not based on qualifications. he was 18 years old. >> reporter: so this last minute political tack comes just as the election is on tuesday. so again byron allen a 39-year-old young democrat. he's been on the counsel system here for some time. he makes a $4,500 buy and sends this to the home of 8500 viewers. coming up at 6:00 we took the pamphlet folks and showed it to voters to see what they would think and frankly they hadn't really remembered dinardo but they saw that picture and they quickly realized about his alleged killing spree in july and the am of coverage that occurred and when reminded that he actually served on a board here when he was 18 about two years before of course this alleged killing spree, they really were reminded by it and it did sort of make them think about this race a little bit more. on the other hand, the long-time mayor here who is obviously a skilled politician fights back
pretty well by saying, hey, my opponent voted for this guy to take this position because he was on the city council at the time. it's really interesting back and forth whether it will matter in this race we will see. the democratic challenger here says that he is not polled this race. he believes the incumbent has and he at least thinks this race is tight. it will certainly be something to watch come tuesday as these two candidates battle here as the mayor tries to hold on and this up start young democrat tries to take him out with very aggressive last minute hit. live in bensalem, jeff cole fox 29 news. folks, to you. >> we'll see how this plays out very soon. thank you jeff. >> fox 29 news at 5:00 back after the break.
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the street. so we're making it our mission to find the heart sick bride who may have lost it. >> i just love these stories. that is where you come in. bruce gordon joins us in the studio here, bruce, so nothing against cheap costume jewelry we're talking about something real here, right. >> absolute. this we are told could be worth several thousand dollars. which is why we're going to give you just enough information to spread the word and with hold the information that only the rightful owner would know. >> my dog and i take lots of walks, and it was like a sunny afternoon like a day like today. >> patrick gore says it was little over a year ago right around 18th and pine he saw something shiny on the sidewalk thought it was a shard of glass. >> i was going to picket up to throw it into the side of the street, and it was a diamond. diamond ring. >> reporter: 18-carat white gold wedding band to be exact. with a row of princess cut diamonds. >> i can't tell. >> reporter: gore had a lot on his mind back then his dad had
just died. he set the ring aside and forgot about it. after rediscovering it in his jewelry bock he reach out to us in an effort to fine the rightful owner. >> i figured whoever the lady or woman was that it was something& sentimental. >> reporter: we took the ring to the experts at max weiner on jewelers row and asked alicia alberto demore to take look. our goal to figure out unique attributes that would allow the owner and not just any old con artist to identify the band. >> so i'm just trying to be able to read the hallmark. >> reporter: that's the word or logo stamped inside the band by the manufacturer. on this ring, one word. >> which is crazy. >> reporter: what should the owner know about this ring that somebody else would know. >> the hallmark and finger size. >> we won't tell you the ring size nor will we reveal the total carat weight that's also stamped inside the band. patrick gore says he just wants to get the word out. someone is very special momento is waiting to be reunited with
its owner. >> maybe somebody will hear and they can tell -- remember you were talking about that ring you lost to me. maybe she'll tell that person that tells another person. maybe eventually it will come back to you and we can get that to the right owner. >> reporter: we sure hope so. since it's a wedding band it's likely the owner has a matching engagement ring. in any event you can message me by facebook bruce gordon fox 29. be prepared to tell meet ring size, the total carat weight and that one word stamped on the inside of the band. we'll try to make somebody very happy and keep the con artists at bay. >> we were very careful. we saw you to blur that out. >> exactly. >> i got question. >> sure. >> is it possible someone took it off and wanted to get rid of it? >> it sure is. >> it sure is. >> if that's the case then that's the case. we'll take that chance to see if we can fine the heart sick bride as op poe to the disgusted bride. >> for the record i'm on the market for a pink diamond if she doesn't want it i'll take it. >> you'll get to the bottom of it. >> we'll figure it out.
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>> back to your fox 29 weather authority. take live look at reading this evening. again, little foggy today. turn out to be a beautiful autumn day. >> no complaints about how november came in. but this is not going to last for long. >> it's nuts. apparently, scott, give us the details. >> it will be roller coaster the next several days. i think next week those temperatures will hold pretty steady. high temperatures in the 50s.
but what's happening right now on ultimate doppler, not a whole lot of moisture to talk about. but we do have a cold front that is moving through. so the 70s from this afternoon they will be history later on this evening. so if you're stepping out, you definitely want to grab a jacket much those numbers will be dropping out ahead of that front those winds were out of the south but behind it, more out of the north and west and that will allow for the pattern change the dip in the jet stream some of that cooler air from the great lakes from can in today spilling over into the lehigh valley, the delaware valley for your saturday. so here's what to expect for tomorrow. it's mostly cloudy across the area. i think we're dry for the balance of the day. but high temperatures look at this. stuck in the 50s for your saturday. now, saturday night into the first part of the day on sunday it looks like we'll keep some showers. they might even linger into a part of the eagles forecast. we have that coming up as well. live look right now along the
parkway. still pretty comfortable. look at at this 72 degrees.& winds still out of the west southwest at nine. look at that sunset at 5:56. next week the sun will set around 4:30 or so. so enjoy while it lasts. we're looking at 75 degrees atlantic city right now. 75 in millville. 70 current until pottstown. low 50s already mount pocono and look at the temperatures around buffalo. upper 40s already. 54 in pittsburgh. that cooler air heads in our direction for the overnight. how chillily? 33 degrees mount pocono for tonight. um per 30s north and western suburbs. philadelphia right around 46 degrees. 47 in wildwood so 72 degrees right now. temperatures dropping for the overnight and philly back into the 40s. look at high temperatures by this time tomorrow. upper 50s. so few degrees below the normal for this time of year. 59 degrees for the high temperature on saturday. sunday don't forget to fall back
early in the morning. 66 degrees. we'll go hour by hour because we'll clear thing out. but then the clouds saturday on the increase and look at that rainfall. 11:00 o'clock midnight continuing early on sunday morning. and then for the kick off forecast, there might be some lingering showers just keep that in mind. not a wash out. it doesn't look like what we saw last weekend. 63 degrees at kick off. 1:00 o'clock as the birds take on the broncos. the weather authority seven day forecast upper 50s for tomorrow. 66 degrees as we move toward your sunday. and then once again we're watching those showers they might linger for take gators and also at least the first part of that game and then monday we warm things right back up. 72 degrees. there will be a cold front that arrives late with the shower but then temperatures drop. 58 degrees for election day. low 50s on wednesday. mid 50s by thursday. and look at next friday, you guys, high temperatures struggle to make it to 50 degrees.
look at that morning low in philadelphia. 34 degrees. so if you haven't had that frost yet it looks like a good bet the latter part of next week. back over to you. >> all right. scott. coming up next, a fox 29 special in focus christie: this is governor christie. new jersey is facing an epidemic fueled by addictive opioid painkillers. codeine... oxycodone... fentanyl... morphine. these are just some of the medications prescribed for pain relief. these pills can be highly addictive, and the addiction doesn't end when the prescription runs out. many times, people turn to a deadlier option - heroin. addiction is a disease, but help is within reach. call 844 reach nj or visit reachnj.gov.
>> you have the passion in you we can overcome anything and make you a watch maker. >> veterans watch maker chairman sam cannon hear the idea from the joseph bull low vo school of watch making a program that taught disabled veterans returning home from world war ii how to repair mechanical watch watches. invention of quarts watches caused the school to close in the early 90's.
>> from the people i talk to in trying to promote they may have been buggy whips or wagon wheels. you don't need watch makers. everybody has a cell phone. the truth is there's more need for watch makers today than there was in 1944 because most of them age out and retired. the industry has no one. this is the first group of veterans to complete the initial five and a half week long cour course. they're final exam putting together their own quarts watch. moving along smoothly is john carlo laruso. >> i did four years in the infantry. one combat tour to iraq. >> he signed up for the marine corps on his 18th birthday. >> 9/11 kicked off, i was in the tenth grade and i instantly new as soon as, you know, as soon as they said they're going in afghanistan i had to be part of this. i had to be a part of my generation's war.
>> watch making has give john karlo a new passion since returning home. >> you come back with a little bit of culture shock and that can be tough. i think a lot of guys have issues dealing with that and that's one thing that this program does. you put yourself in this tiny little world. >> i'm going to show it off today when i go home. [ laughter ] >> when you reach down inside one of these guys after knowing what they've been through, you turn that light on, you ignite that passion in them, man, that's better than $100,000 a year for more. >> bill rohrer fox 29 news. >> how she's using her suit to put smiles on others faces.
he's a husband, father, veteran... but most of all, he's a fighter. chris brown has never been afraid to take on the big fights. that's why he stood up to republicans and democrats alike to fight the north jersey casinos and the takeover of atlantic city. chris brown is fighting to protect jobs in our region... a true champion for the working men and women of atlantic county. on november 7th, let's keep him fighting for us. chris brown for state senate, he's on our side.
♪ photojournalist bill rohrer always seems to find some of the most up lifting stories in the area and this one is no different. >> it's about one south philadelphia mom on mission to make people smile and she's doing it while wearing a t rex costume. >> ♪ >> a lot of highman beings here. you drop then you roll. >> person inside this inflatable t rex costume is on a mini adventure. visiting philadelphia' historical landmarks.
>> her name -- it doesn't take long to get noticed. >> i just woke up one morning and i said life is too short. i don't care about anybody else's pins any more. i don't care what people may say about me. i just need to just be me. >> hi. >> hi. >> for about year she has been taking this t rex costume everywhere. >> you got to do things. gout to dance. you got to laugh. >> up the art museum steps and get cheesesteaks with her daughter. >> philly, t rex mom. >> you're mom. >> yeah. >> that's great. >> mainly you know what inspires me is my little one. and her laugh and her silliness. >> most of her adventures are recorded and posted to facebook. this is simi's latest im pot to you dance routine with her four-year-old daughter. >> i laugh all the time. easy pick me up. you know how everybody has coffecoughto go to in the mornie
is my t rex. >> t rex in the house. >> what's that saying you're as old as you feel? yeah. i feel like 18. [ laughter ] >> she says her t rex costume isn't just for her daughter. it's also for people who just need a good laugh. >> how you doing? >> you don't have to take live so seriously sometimes. just sometimes you just need that little break. >> you want a picture. [ laughter ] >> have a little reminder that there's always fun in everythi everything. >> simi only puts her costume on for few minutes at a time. the heat inside can get little uncomfortable. but in the end, it's the joy and laughter that makes it all worth the time. >> cheese! >> one, two, three. >> bill rohrer fox 29 news. >> have a wonderful day. [ laughter ] >> ♪ coming up who doesn't love holding an adorable newborn baby? the local place that has volunteers doing it every day. ♪
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and fine cigars for his pals. investigated for being a lobbyist and a senator at the same time. sweeney voted to raise taxes 145 times while our economy continues to struggle. south jersey is a mess, and it's time to take out the trash. on november 7th, make a change. dump sweeney. christie: this is new jersey is facing an epidemic fueled by addictive opioid painkillers. codeine... oxycodone... fentanyl...
morphine. these are just some of the medications prescribed for pain relief. these pills can be highly addictive, and the addiction doesn't end when the prescription runs out. many times, people turn to a deadlier option - heroin. addiction is a disease, but help is within reach. call 844 reach nj or visit reachnj.gov. ♪ philadelphia city hall may be the seat of all three branches of city government but right outside those walls something special is happening. a dancer he's showing off his moves and he's not just limiting those dancing to dilworth plaza. >> his talents are take him all over the world. here's photojournalist bill rohrer again to share this store of this dancing phenom. >> some people come to dilworth park on the doorsteps of philadelphia's city hall to relax or splash in the fountain.
but inside the landmark courtyard a variety of street musicians give dancer brian newbie a perfect place to entertain. as brian controls his body to move at all types of directions, the direction dance has moved him is unimaginable. >> dance came easy because musically i already knew where everything worked. all the instruments where they came in where they were going to fade out. >> ♪ >> started out admiring dancing great michael jackson and james brown. till one day he stumbled upon a group dancing near the university of pennsylvania. what he saw was break dancing and he was hooked immediately. >> snap back into reality one of my friends says you would never be able to do that. huh? >> those words didn't did he say courage brian. they fueled his passion to become a better dancer. >> he practiced everywhere he could and one day he decided he was going to jump into a routi routine. >> i just couldn't ask for
greater life. you know, to under act with people, to put people in that zone who feel like they've known you for years. >> he's competing all over the world. he is known to the break dances community as beat boy hanibel. >> it's also given brian the opportunity to start wealth of knowledge clothing line. and 360 flave have a dance company. he recently appeared in netflix original series the get down. >> i think about i'm going to have some amazing stories like what was going on this time. >> in philadelphia bill rohrer, fox 29 news. ♪ well few thing really rifle the bliss of holding a newborn baby. >> one local hospital has a program that's helping parents and offering lots of cuddling with those bundles of joy.
♪ >> after a quick swaddle abingtoabington hospital voluntr evelyn mandel is about to work her mu sick. >> you hungry. >> rocking, singing, humming, anything that calms them down. >> so tire. >> cuddling is her specialty. >> fussiness and diss comfort from new northern baby are no match against evelyn's gentle touch. >> so calming to give this kind of care to a baby that it brings down their stress level as well as mine. >> retired kindergarten teacher whose been around children most of her career. she's always had a special place in her heart for babies. >> it's very rewarding to be able to get them calm again because some of them are very agitated. ♪ >> she's just one of abington hospital' volunteer cuddlers a program that lends a helping hands to parents unable to be at the hospital.
>> it's comforting for that mom to know if she can't be here, that her baby is not going to lay in a crib and scream for five hours. that either the nurse or, upping, a volunteer is going to be there soothing the baby and picking the baby up and you would be amazed at the effect on the baby. >> most newborns evelyn cuddles start their life inside abington neonatal tal intensive care unit where something as simple as a human touch can help the baby's development. >> all babies benefit from love and care. it stablizes them. it provides them with comfort. it's actually reducing the length of stay here at be to go and. >> every hour evelyn spends volunteering, helps parents bring their little one home a little sooner. >> it feels incrediblely rewar rewarding to be able to give babies that are that small the cuddling that they need. >> bill rohrer, fox 29 news. >> the power of the human touch. >> talk about win/win.
>> yeah i'd like to cuddle some of those babies. they were cute. >> yeah. miss those times. >> absolutely. local veteran has made it live work to honor the memory of those who served our country. >> and he's doing it in the most sacred places. here's bill rohrer again. >> this is a very large project. 70 hours week. >> if you ever need to find vietnam veteran tony clark -- >> 42 to 43. >> chances you can at the mount hope cemetery in aston, pennsylvania. >> that old thing got bent. >> he makes sure every part of this 26-acre cemetery is perfe perfect. >> this guy jump out of his fly flag holder. >> a justing flags and markers for all the veterans buried here. >> i had no idea what was i was getting into. >> this started back in 2008. >> debbie didn't make it too long. >> tony buried his wife debra at mount hope. she serve in the navy during vietnam. >> he was an air traffic control man at nsa norfolk. she saw the worst of it saw the end of it when everybody was coming back. >> tony with a group of
volunteers do yo do you meaned d researched each gravesite. >> if the person served in the military. >> i physically locate him and put the correct flag holder on. >> original documents were destroyed in fire making some harder to identify. >> they shouldn't be forgotten. this is my passion. >> tony's tomorrow identified 1600 veterans. dating as far back as the revolutionary war. >> we want to know as much as we can about them. >> his team's research has put a tower to each name. 11-year-old charles beg his mother to join the military only to be sent home because he was too short. >> now you put today's times, how many kids want to join the service? >> each flag -- >> thank you. >> a kind gesture for of for he's served. >> i don't sight as hard work. >> in aston. >> they deserve it. >> bill rohrer. >> fox 29 news.
>> looks like he found his calling, right? >> yeah. what nice gesture. absolutely. >> important work. well, he's the man who has been drumming for decades. now he's using his passion and attitude to teach others. ♪ they are drummers with attitude a group that gives some young percussionists a real chance to shine. >> fox 29 photojournalist bill rohrer spent some time with them to find out what makes this group so special. ♪ >> let me know if that too loud. >> kevin loves to drum. >> sometimes for hours in his home. >> where else can you get... >> dining room serve as make shift concert hall finding the
perfect rhythm for the last four decades. >> drums is a part of me. >> whether up here on his electric set -- >> i can sound like a full orchestra. or in his basement imitating drumming heroes even when he didn't have drums to play. >> go to my house and steal my brothers and sisters records. it's going to get loud. ♪ >> i would go downstairs and put it on my horrible phone know graph, and i would play on this bar table and i would use the lamp like a sim balance and play for hours, man. the passion and love that i had for it is unparalelled. >> grab a seat ever there. >> every week kevin shares his passion for drumming in the bristol township school distri district. >> all right. you guys ready? let's see how we sound. >> not with drum sets. >> but with buckets. >> two, three, four. >> the group is call drummers with attitude. last 18 years students have been
given chance to shine. >> i just got drawn to it. oy didn't want to stop. >> catch mow in my room on my pill hoe drumming on my pillow so i can get all the rhythms and improve as much as i can. >> so if you can go home and practice made up of middle behind school students drummers with attitude started with six members. over the years kevin has seen thousands walk through those doors. straight on up up. >> helping each kid reach their full potential by thinking big. >> it helps people realize why can't they accomplish anything and any dream that they want to accomplish? >> got scared. >> two, three, ho. >> i mean i grew up where probably a lot of teachers in the philadelphia school district thought i'd probably be dead or in jail. >> once you get the basics down and you think you can play more progressive beat, then let me know. >> kevin helps the group not just to perform in the classroom
places he can never imagine like mid court at the philadelphia 76ers half time show. >> i guess the thing i'm most proud of, you know, as kids all ethnicities national lolls they look out for each other. kids who won normally talk to each other. people part of the group they do. in bristol township, bill rohrer fox 29 news. >> this program is so cool. i've met him. >> wonderful. >> and for schools cutting back on music programs. >> absolutely. >> very authentic. reminds me of stomp. >> yeah. very good. >> well thank you so much for joining us for this special in focus. a look at some of the most heart warming stories in our region. >> and you can watch bill rohrer's stories weekly on fox 29 news at 10:00 and also on fox29.com. thanks for watching haven't great night.
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