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. >> protests continue in ferguson, missouri, following a grand jury decision not to charge a police officer in the faith g shooting of a teenager. >> protesters are upset but the protests are peaceful. local reaction on the grand jury's decision. it is tuesday, november 25th, good morning, i'm ukee washington. >> i'm erika von tiehl. despite calls for calm there has been gunshots and vandalism in ferguson, missouri. >> follows grand jury's decision not to indict police officer darren wilson in the fatal shooting of michael brown. let's show you live from ferguson, fire at auto part store is flaring up, businesses are smoldering, after over night fires, part of the city burned throughout the night. once again, looking at live
picture, now, after the decision, hundreds of protesters took to the street of ferguson. some shaking a police car while officers responded with tear gas. dozens of fires were set. and there are reports of stores being looted, a bat was used to break a window at a mcdonald's restaurant, entire used car lot was set on fire. st. louis county police chief says what's happened overnight is much worse than the august protest. >> i don't think we were under prepared. but i'll be honest with you, unless we bring 10,000 policemen in here, i don't think we can prevent folks that really are intent on just destroying a community. >> now, ferguson also had some peaceful demonstrations, president obama appealed for calm and understanding, pleading with both residents and police officers to show restraint. >> as they do their jobs, in the coming days, they need to work with the community, not against the community, to
distinguish the handful of people who may use the grand jury's decision as excuse for violence, distinguish them from the vast majority who just want their voices heard. around legitimate issues in terms of how communities and law enforcement interact. >> now, a peaceful march took place outside of the white house. police flanked the march, keeping the protesters safe as they marched down the streets of the nation's capitol. eventually, lining the steps of the supreme court. >> now, michael brown's family has released a statement reading in part: we are profoundly disappointed that the killer of our child will not face the consequences of his actions. while we understand that many others share in our pain, we ask that you channel your frustration in ways that will make a positive change. we need to work together to fix the system that allowed this to happen. >> well, developing right now, philadelphia police take two people into custody after hundreds of protesters marched
through the street of philadelphia overnight. >> "eyewitness news" reporter jan carabeo joins us now at city hall with the very latest, jan, good morning. >> reporter: err cake, ukee, good morning, yes, philadelphia police do expect more protests here in and around city hall later today. they're prepared for that. overall, overnight, however, they say the protesters, while this group was large and intense overall, they were very respectful, and they are very happy about that. if you take a look at the video, you can see some of the action that has unfolded last night and overnight. police say out of about 300 protesters, only two people had to be taken into custody. protesters spilled into center city street overnight after learning a grand jury decided not to indict that police officer for the shooting death of the tee agers, though pros tested started here at city hall, marched several miles. somewhere along that route, police tell us couple couple of people tried to hop onto busy i95. that's when bike police were forced to intervene.
that's when two people were taken into custody. take a listen. >> i would anticipate one individual being charged because that individual did enter onto 95, and kneel down, into the running lane of 95. and created an extremely hazardous situation where a female bike officer had to herself enter the running lanes of 95 and pull that person to safety. >> again, two people were taken into custody, philadelphia police expect charges to be filed sometime later on this morning, again, they do expect more protests here in the city later on today. they are prepared for that. coming up in the next half hour, we'll hear more from the protesters last night, what they want done and protest until that happens. reporting live for now outside of city hall, jan carabeo, cbs-3, "eyewitness news". >> thank you, stay with "eyewitness news" for continuing coverage of the grand jury decision. we have much more on our website cbsphilly.com. >> right now, though, just past 4:33, want to check in with katie because tomorrow is not looking good.
>> we certainly have a storm system we are tracking and we'll give more updates on, that we have the exclusive snowfall map to show you during the course of the show. start it off with the here and now, which is very quiet, granted some clouds, even moisture now beginning to creep in from the south and south and east, but we are staying dry here today. tomorrow is the day. and shearly because this is coming on one of the busiest travel days of the year. is this going to be as big of a concern as what we're calling for here? the issue starts to increase, i would say, your worse time to travel probably be about mid-day, afternoon, into the evening. that's when a, the heaviest of the snow, and the rain will be falling down, with the brunt of the storm actually passing by, but you're also going to be dealing with so many people out on the roadways and rales and in the air. so i have a feeling that this will be a really, really rough day for travelers, simply, because so many people are out trying to get to their destination. 61 degrees right now, hard to believe this is a snowstorm on the way, but temperatures will
start to crash. they continue to fall as the morning progresses here, but sort of level off as the day goes on, specking those temperatures to hid the mid and up ear's, both philly and down the shore, up fourth's at best in the poconos, see sunshine, so again the calm before the storm. vet tore crashes over to you. >> thank you, good morning, everyone, i would say also, on the roads, the calm before the storm, really nothing happening right now, if you are traveling on 95, delaware county, really anywhere, it looks great. if you are traveling 95, even through the construction zones, both cottman avenue and girard, not seeing rush hour delays just yet. but still waiting, about 6:00, 6:15, we start to see things slow down. 202 around the area of 29, again, pretty nice ride out there, our speed censors are where they should be at this time. high up into the 50's, and the schuylkill, 95, 476, no major problems on the pa turnpike, northeast extention, again, a lot of good news this morning. if you are traveling the philadelphia international airport, no delays, mass transit, you are in the clear, we do, however, have accident at montgomery accident, so try
to avoid that area if you can. also, traveling in delaware, little construction, some overnight construction, ongoing until 5:00 a.m. just little longer, southbound 95 around martin luther king boulevard. again, nothing major. and speaking of majors, we take a look at new jersey majors, 42, 55, 295, all in the clear and in the green. erika? >> thank, vet tore y search continues for missing mother of three. jessica pageant disappeared friday while on luge. break her work at duck duck goose day care. she toll her co-workers she would do errands but never came back. her suv found in the parking lot of a dollar store. her cell phone still inside the suv. >> i just want my sister found. that's all we ask at this time. >> if you have any information on pageant's whereabouts, please call pennsylvania state police. well, philadelphia is one of the top three finalists who host the 2016 democratic
national convention, the city up against brooklyn, new york and columbus, ohio, phoenix, arizona, birmingham, alabama, no longer in the running. dnc will announce the convention dates and location early next year. >> archbishops chaput ooh makes his first comment about the pope's visit to the city of brotherly love. chaput was in rome when the pope announced he would visit philadelphia next september. "eyewitness news" asked the archbishop when he expect from the holy father during the world meeting of families. >> do you think there will be some new ground broken at this world meeting of families when it comes to what's being said? >> well, you know, some of the things that pope francis has said, other polls have said before, some of the breaking ground just him saying the same things that have been said for a long time but in his own way, and he has the intention of the world in the way that the other popes haven't. >> the archbishop says they'll learn more about the trip in february when the pope's advance team arrives.
>> stay with "eyewitness news" as we stay up-to-date on the plans of the papal visit to philadelphia on tv and on our website cbsphilly.com. we also invite to you share our thoughts on facebook and twitter, add the hashtag cbs-3 pope. >> much more to cover here on "eyewitness news", president obama tries to fill a vacancy in his cabinet. >> after scoreless, comes down to shoot-out, as the flyers battle the islanders. back in two
>> updating breaking news, you are looking live at ferguson, missouri, protests continue through the night. fires and loot having overtaken several businesses, after some protests turned violent. it follows a grand jury's decision not to indict officer darren wilson in the shooting death of michael brown. angry crowds poured into the street minute after the announcement. stay with us throughout the morning for updates and on line at cbsphilly.com.
>> president obama is looking for a new defense secretary, after chuck hagel calls it quits. the president praised him for his service to our country. but, some officials say the former republican senator has failed to public communicate his policy. >> meanwhile, off initials western new york say there has been minor to moderate flooding from several streams. but sewers in buffalo and elsewhere, they are handling the runoff from the areas 7 feet of snow. temperatures have climbed sharp lip. the national guard is ready with pumps, generators, rescue teams and sandbags. >> meanwhile, we're bracing for possible snow tomorrow. >> it is looking pretty definite at this point. we want to gave you a idea of how much we are talking about here, generally looks like further northwest you go, the more you'll get. that's very often, very often what you fine. that's where you will get coldest air.
primarily snow event from couple of counties away from philadelphia, very sharp gradient what you find with snowfall totals, whether mix of rain or snow. >> a loft travel plans affected. >> that has me worried, i have to be honest, i try not to hype this up when we don't need tonight but this will be one of those storm, even though i wouldn't necessarily classify it as one of the big he storms we've ever seen, the time something so unfortunate. because it is on one of the busiest travel days, as we know, of the entire year, and all day event, not like you're going to catch much after break here. let me walk you through everything, start it off with now. actually we go back in time here. start off with hey weather news, what do you think? yes, why not? >> sure. >> look where we ended up yesterday. couple of brand new records for the books here in philadelphia we hit daily record, in reading, trenton, allentown, we all hit the low 70s, i mean, felt so-so nice and mild. i had my sun roof open yesterday. it was great. can't go there now. meanwhile, we start to see the temperatures dropping off, already seeing a little bit of
moisture, being funneled in from the south and west here. this is actually the same boundary that crossed through last night, from the larger storm that brought the heavy rain, if you recall, you know, about this same time yesterday. it was pulling away. this front is sort of setting up shop, the area of low pressure that's going to bring that coastal system in has yet to actually form. but when it does it, will basically ride up this boundary, and because it is setting up just to our southeast, that is why we're going to see just enough cold air to bring that rain-snow line right over our area. soap, this is basically how it will look on the radar by tomorrow. core of the storm is just out to sea, which is going to produce a whallop system for say the cape cod area. we are going to be right on the fine gradient. so, winter storm watches go knee effect early tomorrow morning basically all of southeastern pennsylvania into northern new jersey, including mercer county. here is what we're expecting, guys, so basically start off as rain, turns over to snow then, for the philadelphia
region. and points just to the northeast and southwest. all you got to do, though, drive maybe, what, 50 miles up toward the allentown area, and you could be looking at double that, if not more. you are going up to i80, it could be eight or more inches. so, this is going to be one of those, you know, issues where it is coming down hard and fast and it will slick end up the roadways, bring in the icy conditions, the further southeast you go, more modest coating to inch or two. probably get gipped from snow down the shore, that's also where you find the strongest wind. whole mixed bag of issues. high no better than 40. by thursday, hey at least it is all ought off here. that's what we've got going for us, something to look ahead to, again, tomorrow rough day. just get into your holiday destination, please have back up plan in place if you can. it will be a rough day tomorrow. ukee, back over to you. >> katie, thank up n sports, flyers turn in a great defensive effort, but the offense never gets moving against the islanders. the islanders out shot the fly guys, but goalie steve mason
kept the orange and black in the game. he made 46 saves in last night's game. but the hockey game went all the way to a shoot-out when islanders captain john skates in, makes a move, and scores. the only goal of the game. flyers lose this one, one-nothing, the islanders have won four in a row. >> the sixers remain the nba's only team without a win on the season, last night it was the portland trailblazers at the well in south philly. now the sixers played strong first half, tony gets the steel and coasts in for the hoop. sixers up two, at intermission. fifty-two to 50. now, the trailblazers took control after that. marcus scored 15 of his team high 33 and a third quarter, and portland bead the sixers 114-104. sixers zero and 14. brooklyn nets in town tomorrow night. >> how billion only hoops? jay wright villanova wild carts against 14 virginia, at the barclay center in brooklyn. the while cats pulled away in the second half with 14 points from darien hilliard, and 15
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it has ban night of unrest and violence in ferguson, missouri and other cities. crowds vandalized and burned police cars, at least two people arrested in ferguson. all of this came after missouri grand jury voted not to indict ferguson police officer darren wilson in last summer's shooting death of michael brown. president obama even called for calm during a nationally televised address. >> now the unrest extends to philadelphia. hundreds of people marched to city hall, and other locations, after the grand jury's verdict was announced. though the protests in
philadelphia remain peaceful. >> and philadelphia remains in the running to host the -- to be the host city of 2016 democratic national convention. columbus, ohio, and brooklyn, new york are the two other finalists. >> our time is now 4:50. let's get a check on business news. >> money watch's jill wagner joins us from the new york stock exchange, more fall out from the botched gm recall after the faulty ignition switches. hearing a texas woman cleared in the fatal car crash after more than a decade. what do you know? >> yes, that's right, good morning, ukee, erika. general motors now admits that fatal crash from 2004 was linked to one of their faulty ignition switches. a woman, candice anderson, driving an ion, lost control of the airbags, didn't deploy, and her fiancee was killed, anderson pleaded guilty to criminal neglect homicide but five months before her trial gm new that the car was to blame. but never told anderson or law
enforcement officials, texas prosecutors now say they'll pursue criminal charges against gm. so, pretty incredible story there, ukee, erika? >> that it is, and jill, we understand the fda is announcing sweeping new rules when it comes to restaurants and calories. what's it all about? >> yes, you'll soon know exactly how many calories in that movie theater popcorn. today the fda will announce new rules that require movie theater chains, restaurants, and super markets, and other, to post calorie count on their menus. the regulations apply to businesses with 20 or more locations. the f d.a. says its new requirements will help americans combat obese if i, so important, but do we want to know? ukee, erika? >> oh, i just take one concern he will, please, one. >> thanks, jill. appreciate t coming up after a short break, traffic and weather together. we do it on the 3's, we'll be
4:53, let's get traffic and weather together. morning, vittoria. >> good morning, everyone, you know, traffic is a breeze, to say the least, if you're traveling on the schuylkill expressway, basically, all of our majors, we have nothing to worry about, 76 is ready to approach the area of the roosevelt boulevard, heading westbound, or eastbound, not only around center city, not only around your western suburbs, but everywhere, it is a smooth ride. take a look at 309. also beautiful ride, traveling the pa turnpike, once he get to the pa turnpike, no delays once you get there. lot of green on the turnpike, northeast extension, valley forge interchange, really everything moving well. take a look at the speed censors, 55 your average not only the schuylkill but 476, traveling 95, 95 not only in the northeast, center city, south philly but even as you commute your way down through to delaware county. traveling montgomery county we unfortunately have accident at game farm road at who canel road. try to avoid t also, traveling in new jersey, try avoid come construction we're dealing with on 295 southbound around
route 30. it is ongoing until 6:00 a.m. some overnight construction, not causing too much of a problem. you may want to brace yourself for little bit more time to add onto your commute. take a look at mass transit, everything looking great, all running on time, seems we have to brace ourselves for some serious weather for this holiday. >> absolutely. and really just a travel part of it, vet tore y so i have a feeling traffic and weather together will be going very much together here thomas we track this storm system. because it will be an all day event, actually about this time tomorrow, we will see the first raindrops or snowflakes falling, as the system starts to move n now, you can see that there is actually little moisture here off the shore, right? that's not our system. rather, that's the frontal boundary that's sort of setting up shop, to allow this next area of low pressure to develop, along it, and then ride up the coast. so, we take you through your northeast travel forecast here, mobile weather lab, getting ready to i think head out for the next day and a half or so. we'll have a lot of report from t we put things into motion, all of today, and tonight, is totally fine. if you're able to adjust your travel plans, i highly advise
that, because by tomorrow, here you go, four, 5:00 in the morning, first raindrops, first snowflakes, here they come, moving in from the south, it only gets heavier by the afternoon. very sharp contrast, where you see rain, turning over to snow, it is mainly snow that the further northwest you go, talking four-8 inches or more in the mountains, and it is mainly rain, through most every southeastern new jersey, but you will likely see some mixing by the time it all said and done. speaking of, all said and done, by very early thanksgiving morning, probably still some slick spots out there. but the brunt of the storm, will have retreated, thank goodness. erika, back to you. >> all right, thanks, katie. coming up in the next hour of "eyewitness news", we are continuing to follow breaking news, chaos erupts in ferguson, missouri after police officer cleared for killing unarmed teen. from ferguson to philadelphia, we have the latest dramatic video from overnight protests. and, might want to grab the shovels and salt. we could see a white thanksgiving. we'll let you know how crews pl
>> ferguson on fire. city streets look like war zone this morning, after protesters torched buildings and loot stores, after a grand jury clears a police officer for killing an unarmed teenager. we're there live with the overnight violence. protest also spilled on to the streets of philadelphia, although much more peacefully. even mayor nutter joined the chorus of critics complaining about the grand jury's decision. >> they have botched this entire tragedy so badly from start to finish. >> we have live team coverage this morning of the unrest in ferguson and what's next in case that has ignited, controversy across the country.
>> good morning, everyone, it is tuesday, november 25th, i'm ukee washington. >> i'm erika von tiehl. also, our eye on some snow that could real slow down holiday travel this week. katie, what's it looking like? >> absolutely, i think, the biggest thing here, is the timing of this, so bad. and all day event coming our way on one of the busiest travel holidays or days for travel for the holiday of the entire year. so we will be tracking this storm, yes, it will be bring snow. we'll tell you how much coming up, vittoria? >> thank you, good morning, everyone, still your commute is traveling well, but things will definitely change. traveling on the ben franklin bridge, 95, so on, so for the, waiting for the rush, so stay with us, little bit more whether we come back. ukee? >> thank you, vet tore y1 of many acts every violence displayed across ferguson, missouri overnight. >> a shop looted and goes up in flames. unrest after a grand jury declined to indict ferguson police officer in the shooting death of michael brown, and that unrest, you can see, is continuing this morning. daniel nottingham joins us live