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beautiful evening on the sky deck just to tease us of what is to come. record high temperature today was 71 degrees, and we dit. we beat that record of philadelphia before the snow, moves our way. the high today, 72. that beat old record of 71 setback in 1979. so we have a couple mild days to talk about warm today, sill in the 60's across most of the region and then mild again for tomorrow. we have 50's and 60's to the west. big problem comes wednesday, the nor'easter comes up the northeastern see game. national weather service has issued a winter storm watch for southeastern pennsylvania and also mercer county, in new jersey. we're talking about accumulating snow. this is how it will play out. area of low pressure develops along this front and moves up easterne board as a strong nor'easter. we will see rain, mix, snow and all begins early wednesday morning. mainly snow through lehigh valley and poconos, rain change to go snow along i-95 corridor and adjacent suburbs
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mainly rain down the shore but it will, indeed, end up as snow. back here live we're here talking about significant changes to our weather that all begins tonight. we are also talking about the heavier snow, ending up in the lehigh valley and poconos. that is where my collogue justin drabick is in south white hall township. justin, are they ready for us. >> i don't think they are ready for it. they are ready to prepare but i don't think they want the snow just yet. hard to believe it is thanksgiving week and we are talking about temperatures in the 70's today. we broke some records, live here on cedar crest boulevard and 22. and, yeah it is hard to believe that right now we're still in the 60's. nice night with clear skies but in a couple days we will get out those short sleeves shirts we have today and bringing out snow shovels. are you ready for a roller coaster week? in allentown people were enjoying mild temperatures. you could break out short sleeves. that is because temperatures are more than 20 degrees above normal. in fact we hit a new record in
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allentown today, a high of 71, breaking old record of 69. our first plowable snowfall of the season is on the the way for wednesday and timing could not be worse. wednesday is one of the busiest travel day of the year and penndot crews are already gearing up to make sure your holiday road trip is a safe one. >> it will be one of the busiest travel days of the year so we want to do our best to get the roads down and our priority will be to do the best to keep roads clean and priority will be interstate and expressway first and then move on to secondary roadways. >> reporter: business is brisk at area hardware stores as people stock up on winter weather supplies. so what is causing this roller coaster week of weather? blame it on the jet stream, a ridge in the jet over east brought record warmth and now get ready for another dip in the jet stream bringing in cold air and fueling a coastal storm. we are expecting a plowable snowstorm in the lehigh valley, national weather service issued a winter storm watch for potential for more
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than 6 inches of snow. timing of this storm and how much snow we could get, kathy orr will have more coming up in the full forecast, just a bit. reporting live from it some white hall township i'm just continue drabick for cbs-3 "eyewitness news". >> this is a critical forecast that comes on one of the busiest travel days of the year. get eyewitness weather forecast on your own phone, or your tablet, just down load cbs-3 weather app, it is available both itunes and the google play store. breaking news at 6:00 o'clock now out of ferguson missouri. a grand jury has reach a long awaited decision on whether to indict office are darren wilson in the shooting death of michael brown. >> that announcement is expect to be made later this evening. meanwhile police across the country including right here in philadelphia are preparing for demonstrations in reaction to the decision. "eyewitness news" reporter walt hunter is live at city hall where authorities are stepping up their presence, walt. >> reporter: right now you can
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see police commanders behind me in the west side of city hall, they have been preparing for weeks for any possible demonstration that is might come. this west side of city hall newly refurbished plaza location of post tensionally one of the demonstration this is evening. take a look at this video we shot a few minutes ago. these are bike officers. they are typically the officers that are deployed around large demonstrations. they were used during the occupy demonstration a few years ago. they are if you will, the first wave of police intended to help keep order if there is a crowd disturbance and there is no indication that there will be. police here at city hall keeping a very low key but intense eye on what developments might come throughout the evening. they have been planning. they have manpower in the area , and if demonstrators arrive here, they will be watching them allowing them of course to express their views, to say what it is they want to say and they want to make sure that nothing gets out
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offhanded, or there are no problems. right now preparations on the west side of city hall potentially a protest vocal spot well underway, very low key, planning underway for weeks and everybody waiting to see what the evening will bring. live from city hall, walt hunter, cbs-3 "eyewitness news". >> thank you very much. local religious leaders are urging peace and calm. >> "eyewitness news" reporter justin finch joins us live from arch street united methodist church. what is going on where you are. >> preparations are underway right now inside of arch street united methodist church and said to be gathering point for demonstrators this evening. it is organize by group pal. they are a local clergy group made up of churches and church leaders to take a active role in policy here in philadelphia and across the country. i can tell thaw many of them were actually in ferguson as they say the clergy there played a very critical role in the escalating tensions between protesters and law enforcement. they plan to use that same know how this evening, once
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that grand jury decision comes down, take a look and listen. >> we are here to support those who are coming out to hear their pain and walk with them and let them know that they are not alone. part of the journey long term business having them have a say in transforming those decisions and having a say in their collective destiny. they do in the continue to feel victimized by a system. >> power says he hoped to take all of the emotions and hardness that into action. we are looking at entrance where demonstrators will go and gather in the sanctuary this evening. they are welcoming all people, however, targeting specifically young people who may have many milk emotion about this upcoming decision, this is set to go until at least 3:00 a.m. tonight or this morning and will continue throughout the week. we are live, i'm just continue finch for cbs-3 "eyewitness news". we will have much more on this breaking story on the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley, that begins at 6:30.
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former head of the montgomery county republican party pleads no contest to indecent assault, the plea from robert kerns admits no guilt but concedes prosecutors had enough evidence against him had the case gone to trial. kerns was sentenced to two years probation and must register as a sex offend are for 15 years. victim in this case issued a statement saying in party want tone courage others who experience sexual assault to take the difficult step to come forward. i will not say that this has been an easy road but do i believe it is one that promotes healing and brings power back to you. thank you. efforts to save a feltonville family trapped in the burning home, eight people made it out alive but the body of a four year-old boy was found inside. fire fighters were called here to the 200 block of west wyoming avenue just afternoon time today and they found heavy flames. smoke detector alerted occupant inside the structure and neighbor later told us how he tried to help. >> he was saying get my baby,
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get my baby. i ran up to the second floor, the step to the second floor and i could not go no further. >> we have another sad day for the city of philadelphia. we lost another one of our children. >> that little boy, the 29th fire death in the city this year. that is up from 24, at this same time last year, and some 14 people did require emergency assistance from the red cross, and the the case of that fire remains under investigation. tonight, missing boot a trace, a mother of three vanishes while taking a break from work. jessica paget was last seen in northampton pennsylvania leaving her job at the duck, duck, goose day care, her car was found at a dollar general store about a half mile away. tonight "eyewitness news" reporter steve paterson has more on a family and community praying for her safe return. >> reporter: high above this small community an ominous sight. >> i saw helicopter and my
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hard fell praying that it wasn't, any bad news. >> there are a lot of people praying for three three-year old jessica paget, community darling, newlywed mother of three, missing since friday. >> she was a very giving, loving person, very hard worker and very dedicated. >> reporter: co-workers at duck, duck, goose child care say jessica was acting perfectly normal friday afternoon when she went on a lunch break. >> just a regular day. we did not expect something like this to happen. >> reporter: police say she took that break around 1:00 saying she was going to run errands but she never came back. they discovered her suv in this dollar general store parking lot a half a mile away. her cell phone inside the vehicle, in trace of guess contact. >> i just want my sister found, that is all we ask at time. >> reporter: this afternoon we spoke to the northampton county district attorney and says at this point he is heading the investigation but we have no reason to suspect foul play. we have a description on our
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web site at cbs philly.com. if you know anything you're asked to call state police. reporting from northampton, i'm steve paterson for cbs-3 "eyewitness news". philadelphia archbishop charles chaput speaks out about pope francis's city to the city of brotherly love. archbishop commented to day for the first time since that news was made official. chaput was in rome for the actual announcement. i asked him what he expects for pope francis. >> do you think there will be new ground broken at this world meeting of families when it comes to what is being said. >> well, some of the things that pope francis has said, other pipes have said before, some breaking ground really is just his saying same things that have been said a long time but in his own waste and he has the attention of the world in the way that the other popes haven't. >> archbishop said we will learn more about the trip in february when the pope's advance team arrives in philadelphia. stay with "eyewitness news" for very latest on the
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papal visit. we will have latest on tv and cbs philly.com and share your thoughts on taste book and twitter hash tag cbs-3 pope. philadelphia has now advanced to the final round of cities being considered to host 2016 democratic national convention. philadelphia is competing with columbus, ohio and brooklyn, new york. today phoenix and birmingham were dropped from the competition. the fact that philadelphia successfully hosted the republican convention back in 2,000 is reportedly a big plus. >> we have put together a superior bid. it is pretty much recognized by many that we have the best state of the art facility in the wells fargo center. >> dnc will announce the official convention location and the dates early next year. much more ahead tonight on "eyewitness news" at 6:00 including what could be lights out for controversial program in new jersey. what local leaders are saying about the state's red light cameras, kathy.
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we are tracking a developing nor'easter with all of this moisture moving toward the north and east, we have some rain, snow and wind, how much should you expect? we have the numbers coming up. beasley? eagles fans, gearing up for game of the season, thursday night rivalry for pain and glory past, but what about the players and we check with the bird on the boys coming up in sports.
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new jersey is putting the brakes on red light cameras in just about three weeks from now traffic program will shut down and those cameras will go dark. >> "eyewitness news" reporter cleve bryan has more from gloucester township where officials don't want cameras to go. report run a red, field a dread had maybe not as catchy as click it or ticket. >> but she got the point when she received automated red light ticket. >> i received a letter in the mail a few months after that. and, had in idea, and, no idea. >> reporter: new jersey's has been testing a red light camera program for almost five years. hundreds of thousands of tickets have been issued, and millions of dollars collected
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in fines by 24 municipalities that participated. one year gloucester township alone issued two # thousand ticket and collected about a million-dollar in net revenue. but according to police crashes at intersections with cameras, dropped by nearly half. >> people are driving, and, they are driving. >> reporter: safety benefits of red light cameras are hot liz contested topic and critics have won the day. red light program is set to expire december 16th and will not be renewed. assemblyman deckland scanlen led the charge begins the cameras. >> this program is nothing more than governmental theft. as of december 16th the program will die, and merry christmas, everyone. >> reporter: many say merry christmas indeed. >> i will be happy. better chance of not getting a ticket. >> reporter: some safety officials worry end of cameras means less accountability on the roads. >> we will to have make up that difference. obviously there were violations occurring at these intersections which effect safety of people and we will need to police that. >> new jersey law, municipalities november
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authority to run red light cameras programs on their own. so come december 16th wave good bye, to the eye in the sky. in gloucester township i'm cleve bryan, cbs-3 "eyewitness news". brilliant day across the delaware valley and our weather watchers are saying we like this but we know the change is coming. let start over in philadelphia, where the temperature is 67 degrees. carolyn says a beautiful day, but, it is the calm before the storm. unfortunately it is. lets go over to the north and west of philadelphia, and kenneth square where donna ace it is 62 degrees. skies are clear. she's giving us poetry this evening. record temperatures today. if we have snow, will it lay. good question. at first i do expect any snow to stick mainly to the grass, because temperatures are going to be close to freezing. we have had two mild day, today and tomorrow. we're expecting to be mild. tuckerton it is 61. tim says in this beautiful
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picture of a gorgeous but windy day in atlantic city. there it is. well, there will be snowy by thursday morning. if you want to be an eyewitness weather watcher we are calling to you duty. we need you. we will have our first snowstorm moving our way, just go to cbs philly.com/watchers to sign up. outside we are watching temperatures in the 60's in philadelphia it is 67 degrees this view from sky cam three across the river. 63 degrees in wilmington. sixty-six in reading. fifty-seven in the poconos. we're watching as temperatures will cool, tonight, be mild tomorrow and then wednesday, a winter storm. national weather service has issued this winter storm watch, early, because of the busiest travel time of the year. coming upright before thanksgiving. so we have no issues, traveling tonight or traveling tomorrow. it will be pretty quiet. high pressure is up towards the north east and we will see a decent daze with highs in the 50's but we are watching this low develop along the the cold front and it will bring
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rain, it will bring a mix and snow by 7:00 a.m. wednesday morning. in philadelphia, we will change over to snow during the afternoon and evening. this storm moves quickly away. by wednesday at 11:00 p.m. it is over new england. this is what we expect coating through 2 inches, even coating possible down the shore at the even of the storm two to four along that i-95 corridor. for lehigh valley, reading, berks county and in the poconos, eight plus in those higher elevations, we're talking about a foot of snow possible. in the ski resorts we are looking forward to that. rain will change over to heavy wet snow in philadelphia, on wednesday, we will be clinging to the trees, wires, because temperatures will be borderline freezing, winds will continue to be out of the northeast becoming northwesterly and gusting to 30. we will have a slow morning commute and a slow evening commute. overnight a low mild 52, the high tomorrow, 56, and that is still above average and on the exclusive eyewitness weather, seven day forecast, we will have a stormy wet with a high
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of 40 once again. it will be that wet, sloppy snow that will stick to the grass first before the colder air moves in. thursday will be breezy for your thanksgiving and cold. temperatures in the 40's, wind chills in the 30's. black friday always cold and then temperatures maryland rating by the second half of the weekend. >> this will be interesting. >> a white thanksgiving. >> yep. >> kind of novel. >> yes, unusual. >> yes. >> but interesting. >> okay to say the least. >> thanks, kathy. >> vittoria. >> thanks, guess contact good evening, everyone. not easy on your majors today. definitely not if you are traveling on the schuylkill expressway. but you today it is worse. traveling on p-6 eastbound we are dealing with a discontinue truck, approaching passyunk avenue. south philadelphia getting there out of center city noise fun zone basically. take a look at the delay, trying to head out that way in the eastbound direction, westbound you are just as jam. speed sensors are definitely low in the 20's and teens and
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in the only on the schuylkill and not only around south philadelphia and center city but throughout your western suburbs. definitely still trying to recover from an earlier incident on the vine street expressway in either direction. heavier there 19 on the blue route. ten on i-95. no delays for mass transit. we have a water main break closing route 130 north bound at browning road. cutburt boulevard is your alternate.
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the eagle implementing the most important game plan of the season a thanksgiving day, she down. both teams at eight and three, elite clubs coming off impressive victories. the cowboys with a come from behind divisional victory over the g men. what does dallas week mean to the players, many only a few seasons into the feud. >> seeing how giants game was and how redskins was, i guess you turn that up a little bit and that is what the cowboys will be. it is fun playing division opponents in this division. it doesn't seem, you know, philly doesn't really like
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anybody. so, it is easy to get acquired to that. >> i don't get into the because they are in the division. it is a division. it means more because of what is at stake because you get division record first thing you look at in terms of ties but excitement is when you play against a good team and dallas is a really good team. flyers, sixers both in action tonight. orange and black take on the islanders. sixers host port land. sixers still looking for that first win of the year. last night cowboys/giants game we may have seen the greatest catch in the nfl history. greatest one i have ever seen and i have seen lot of them. giants receiver odell beck ham junior makes a one handed grab, everybody talking bit. he used his thumb, his middle and ring fingers, to snag the ball fully extended. 43-yard toss. this is not a pick and catch. this is outrageous. it will be a while before anybody, i don't know how you can beat that one.
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i don't know how you can top that athletically. >> you have to have your arm disconnect from your body and go through the end. it is unbelievable. >> i don't know how you can beat that. greatest i have ever seen. >> defies the laws of fit innings and gravity good very impressive. >> beasley used to ma
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thanks for watching "eyewitness news" at 6:00 we are back at cw philly, back here at 11:00. >> up next, "cbs evening news" tonight, grand jury decision in the shooting death of the unarmed teenager michael brown out of ferguson missouri. we will get that announcement at 9:00 o'clock tonight. they will have the latest from there and from buffalo where concerns are now moving towards, flooding, here now from new york with the "cbs evening news" is scott pelley.
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>> pelley: tonight the grand jury reaches a decision. will ferguson, missouri, police officer darren wilson be charged in the fatal shooting of michael brown? officials urge calm. reports from mark strassmann and michelle miller. remember this? it's turning into this. after the record snowfall, jericka duncan shows us the preparations for the meltdown and flooding. juliana goldman reports the university of virginia is banning fraternities temporarily after a student says she was gang raped. and jeff glor reports a driver's homicide conviction in a fatal crash is thrown out. >> i never thought this moment would come. >> pelley: after gm admits the car was defective.

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