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the most of the region is seeing purple and bright pink. that purple color through philadelphia is sleet or ice pellets. it goes right off your shoulder or coat. where you see light pink color through eastwick, 76, i-95, that is freezing rain. the it turns everything into a glaze of ice. you can see, right along i-95 and cheltenham that is where we have freezing rain. nicetown, some sleet ice pellets in mere beyond, upper darby right the now mixing sleet and freezing rain. so these icing conditions are going to continue right through the evening. philadelphia, right at 32. so freezing rain mixing in with that rain. also right the now in allentown in reading seeing a wintry mix, some snow and sleet there, temperatures are below freezing. a winter weather advisory will continue until early tomorrow morning, by about 7:00 o'clock we will see that warm air working through south jersey. it will be through philadelphia a by about 9:00. by 10:00 o'clock working its way toward lehigh valley and
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moisture moves off shore during early morning hours mainly as rain by tomorrow morning we are looking at warming temperatures. all eyes on this area have of low pressure that will bring heavy snow to the region by thursday morning and that is when a winter storm watch will go in effect for i go can't snow accumulation. that is very latest from the weather center, more on this coming up later in the broadcast but we have a lot to go for this event tonight. >> we will talk more in a minute. you know well it doesn't take a lot of ice to make roadways slick. the lets get a check meteorologist justin drabick ventured out to chester county and cbs-3 mobil weather lab. how is it looking, justin. >> reporter: not too great chris. we are in downtown west chester. this is market street where sleet continues to come down. it has back off but it has done a job on the roads. it is sleet covered. you know, sleet is better though then freezing rain. the at least you have a traction to deal with but it is slick out here. if it is just plane freezing
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rain it is like an ice skating rink. we have some traction that these cars are dealing w we have a slow go, just bad timing with the rush hour. lets talk about what to expect outside on the roads throughout the evening hours. no matter where you are from the city on northward we will have period of sleet and freezing rain before we get change over to plane rain. reduced visibility, wet and icy spots. we are dealing with the icy spots in west chester. there will be slow travel, use the extra precaution. allow extra space between the guy in front of you when driving. i will bring you back here to the cbs-3 mobile weather lab. this is downtown west chester with the sleet freezing rain continuing. all of the sidewalks parking lots, they are sleet covered. would i say a quarter inch of covering it up it is 30 degrees. that is very latest from the cbs-3 mobile weather lab, new back to you guys in the studio. >> justin, thank you. penndot and crews are doing what they can to make evening commute as smooth as possible. our team coverage continues with pat ciarrocchi live from
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norristown pat. >> reporter: well, jessica this is a challenging night for penndot. they have 315 salt trucks on the road. take a look at this intersection. you can see that icy mix that justin was just talking about out in west chester. this is really the story of the winter of 2015. we are living through the 20th weather event of 2015, the 20th, since january 3rd. >> with the very short time frame, and not giving us a a lot of preuptation but enough that it makes driving and traveling very difficult. >> reporter: driving conditions are all monitored here, at penndot's king of prussia control room. 350 monitors. we're tackling snow isn't as tough a as an icy mix. >> freezing rain is most difficult type of winter precipitation to deal with. we have to apply salt. that is the story of this winter. >> reporter: gene blum of penndot. >> we also our eye on at the
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same time what will happen thursday morning when we may get more measurable snowfall. >> reporter: but it has not deterred rich rodgers, a runner getting in his 3 miles today. >> didn't get out yesterday i wanted to get it in. look at these. >> reporter: what is that. >> these are traction strap ons that actually have little things on the bottom that are in metal. thinks first time i have used them. >> reporter: first time for rich but would i advise not going out to run. he is enthusiastic because he is training for broad street run. very messy night tonight best for to you stay in. only optimistic thing i can say to all of you, it is march 3rd. reporting live from norristown, pat ciarrocchi cbs-3 "eyewitness news". >> pat thanks very much. track this week's wild weather anytime you'd like if you have cbs philly weather app that is free and down load it on itunes and google will play. or calling it ambitious pennsylvania governor tom wolf deliver his first budget address today that plan calls
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for tax hikes and new tax toes help boost education and help the middle class. "eyewitness news" reporter todd quinones talk with local law makers about what this budget proposal means for philadelphia. >> very first thing my budget does toys restore $1 billion in cuts 30 public education that occurred under the previous administration. >> reporter: wanted to get that billion dollars pennsylvania governor democrat tom wolf plans a 5 percent gas drilling tax that could bring inasmuch as 150 million-dollar to the financial strapped philadelphia school district. >> that should mean more services and programs, it should mean additional personnel coming back into our schools. >> reporter: it is part of the what is being called an ambitious $34 billion budget proposal laid out tuesday in harrisburg by governor wolf. while the state is looking at a 2.3 budget hole, wolf is seeking as much as a 50 percent reduction in property taxes. >> overall my budget will reduce average homeowners property taxes by 50 percent
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putting more than $1,000 each year into their pocket the. >> reporter: have wolf's budget calls for increasing personal income tax from 3.07 to 3.7 percent, sales tax there six to 6.6 percent increasing the state minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, while also putting a freeze on state college tuitions. but republicans like delaware county senator tom mcgaregal. >> easy to say you will reduce taxes by 15 percent but i don't think we heard where that money is coming from. >> reporter: supporters say middle income families will see reduction in taxes, including philadelphians a reduction in the wage tax from 3.9 to three .4 percent. now tough fight for wolf begins as he has to try to get his budget which increases spending passed through the republican controlled legislature. in harrisburg, todd quinones, cbs-3 eye witt nice. a short time ago philadelphia school superintendent william hite gave his reaction to the governor's budget. he is excited but cautious.
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>> i'm's realistic about how difficult a process will be now between now and the time that districts like us can spend those monies, and so i think the governor will need all of the help, support advocacy he can get from the citizens who put him in office. >> hite says he will roll out his action plan to i am have prove education in the district tomorrow. in other news tonight we new know cause of death for a babe hoy died at a child care center in montgomery county. it happened at wyndmoor learning center in wyndmoor back in january. police now say the 59 month-old girl died of sudden infant death syndrome. state officials did shut down the the day care after an inspection revealed more than a dozen violations. the the verdict is in, a washington township police officer is found not guilty on charges stemming from the 2012 arrest of the new jersey assemblyman during a traffic stop. "eyewitness news" reporter cleve bryan has more.
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>> reporter: former washington town hip police officer joe has been defending himself for two years n july 012 he pulled over assemblyman and former taun ship mayor paul moriarty for allege traffic violations including drunk driving. paul moriarty's charges were dropped but he was fired, and indicted on criminal misconduct charges. >> i thought they were bleep in the beginning. joe, he essentially was charge with doing his job as a cop. >> reporter: tuesday gloucester county injury agreed finding him not guilty of all charges. >> we finally got the whole issues in front of on normal people. >> reporter: he believes the the administration of his department was out to get him. >> why would they testify before me because of the political connections. they didn't pea come chiefs and they didn't become captains and they didn't become lieutenants because they are smarter than everyone else. >> reporter: officer deventure could have spent the rest of his life in prison he spent 14 charges including tampering with record and official misconduct. now he will restore his
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reputation and his career. >> i want to be a police officer. i was doing my job that day. i would do it again in a minute. >> reporter: township now has 45 days to decide if they will restore his job with back pay or bring administrative charges against him. paul moriarty has a civil suit against the officer and gave us a statement saying i respect verdict of the jury but i'm disappointed with the results. i know i did nothing that day but operate my car safely and lawfully at all times. the the video evidence speaks for itself and requires no interpretation n woodbury i'm cleve bryan cbs-3 "eyewitness news". as we have said today we are in the stormy stretch all week long. >> the kathy the first round of winter weather is underway right now. >> we are keeping an eye on the storm and we're talking about conditions that will stay slick in philadelphia, we are at 32 degrees but still seeing freezing rain, with a little rain mix nothing. all this continues through tonight and then our eyes on thursday, more on that snowstorm coming up.
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also ahead a historic building is reduced to ashes, fire destroys a burlington county meeting house that dates back to the 19th century. oh no. >> yes. >> well that was an air ball but harlem globetrotter still got game. members of the team break cold on the battleship new jersey in an attempt to make history and we will take you on board for battleship balls, leslie. eagles shuffle the the roster we will tell you what bird was set free from the nest. phillies started grapefruit league action today and hear from ryan howard coming up later in sports.
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we are tracking our latest winter storm. cbs mobile weather lobbies monitoring conditions in west chester at this hour. the thinks a live picture. we will have the latest on tonight's weather and what is in in store over the next couple of days and we can give you a behind, is there more snow. >> oh, boy. >> kathy has her forecast in a few minutes, stay right there. tonight investigators are looking for a cause of the fire at a historic church in
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burlington county, new jersey. that fire broke out at easton bible church on gloucester town road in hainesport. a pastor shot this video moments after he and his family escaped the flames. it destroy the the office wing of the church but sanctuary was spare no one was injury. chopper three over the aftermath of the big fire, this one in montgomery county. thinks all that is left of the trico metal products plant in upper more land. take a lot at scene, last night from chopper three. a five alarm fire tore through the building, the causes now under investigation but we do know no would be was injury. well, former phillies pitcher curt schilling takes on some cyber bull hoist targeted his 17 year-old daughter. the it all began when schilling publicly congratulated his doubt are on twitter forget nothing to college. several people wound up responding with some really disgusting tweet about his daughter. in response, schilling publicly outed those people and then tweeted there are repercussions to your
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actionness real world. and there were. once those young men were identified one of the bullies was, identified as a ticket seller for new york yankees. another was a dj. both of them were fired from their jobs. the harlem globetrotters are known for their trick shotabilities and today they showed them off. they made shots from the battleship new jersey on to a nearby tugboat. "eyewitness news" photo journalist tom gardener was there to capture it all. >> how y'all doing. >> how are you doing. >> the one and the only, boots, everybody. >> wow. >> the new orleans big easy,
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everybody. >> wow. >> automatic. we have big easy right here. >> we will take the next shot, that i will make. >> wow. >> it went in because i have support from my teammates. it was a great experience. i'm's happy i hit this shot. >> i love this area. >> nice. >> the big easy, that is serious talent right there on board that ship. >> the globetrotters will perform later this week across the region including the wells fargo center. you know, very good
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evening to stay indoors on storm scan three you can see a lot of pink on your screen. where you see this sort of the purple pink color thinks all sleet, or ice pellets. where you see lighter pink this is freezing rain, and you know that creates a glaze some ice, on area roadways sidewalks, even your car, and that is going to be an issue come this evening. you can see rain beginning to work in from the south, heading toward dover right now and it will be moving toward philadelphia. over the next couple of hours. but this right here is definitely sleet. you can see it in marple, will its town, upper darby and ridley and that freezing rain in south jersey will be mixing with rain later on, so please be aware of that, we will finally than warming up, every where, to see that frozen precipitation changing over late tonight. our eyewitness weather watchers are showing temperatures that are in the 30's in some spots. twenty's in others. you can see right here in south jersey 34 degrees w that temperature david is saying
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yes, we have a mix still in clementon, some freezing rain, and rain, even though ground temperature is a little bit colder then the air temperature. that is why we are still seeing icy conditions. lewis reporting a temperature of 27 in eagleville and he says, look at this, half inch of sleet accumulation so far so please be careful. right now in philadelphia take a look. we have a roof cam, glazed over, from the ice, from the freezing rain and it is much different story heading north in places like bucks county. eyewitness cam takes to us bedminster. chuck pressletter is an eyewitness weather watcher. it is all sleet. he went outside and measured. a half inch of ice. so please be careful out there. at least you have traction on area roads with the freezing rain. it is more just slick and like an ice rink. future weather shows we will be seeing warm air moving through philadelphia by eight or 9:00 tonight. it moves in the suburbs. and then, everything moves off
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shore, overnight and temperatures, warm a above freezing. that is good news. for the the rest of this evening we are talking about freezing rain, finally changing over to rain, those untreated surfaces license icy so please take it the slow. we will fast forward to wednesday, as temperatures stay mild, in the 40's. we will see rain and then watch what happens after midnight, on thursday by 2:00 a.m. we will see snow and that snowfalls heavy a at times, thursday and end late thursday afternoon. national weather service issued a winter storm watch for significant accumulation during the day and afternoon on thursday with the heavier snow coming in the morning general accumulation of four to 8 inches is expect throughout the region. so, after we get through this all eyes are on thursday. overnight low temperature of 33 and rising. tomorrow 45 with periods of rain. snow comes late tomorrow night on the seven day forecast, take a look thursday after a snowstorm, temperatures will be cold for friday saturday night, daylight savings time begins, and early sunday and
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it will feel much more like spring with a lot of melting going on. take it the slow tonight. >> yes, take it very easy. >> important update coming up tonight. we will see you then kathy thanks. good evening everyone. that is absolutely the rule of thumb tonight is to take it easy but for some folks you are not even moving. like traveling on the schuylkill expressway, you don't have a choice. if you are traveling on 76 expect big time volume, some wet conditions, out of the area of the roosevelt boulevard, i would say even before that, maybe even around the stretch of the montgomery drive. then all the way throughout your western suburbs. you will notice a crew compromising a shoulder not blocking any lanes but definitely causing a gaper delay. look at the roosevelt boulevard, jam traffic southbound and north bound north being taillights here. delays from the schuylkill and broad street. our majors, many of speed restrictionness regard to the weather.
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so 45 miles an hour speed restrictions on the schuylkill vine turnpike extension, 202, 422. if that isn't enough so are our bridges. they are very slippery. you can only travel 35 miles an hour. that is definitely your best bet. stay with us on cbs- ♪ ♪ wow something sounds sweet in here!!!! ♪ ♪ need a little honey in the bowl. yeah!!! badabopbopbopa!!! no? must be the honey!!!
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now try fiber one protein bars with the great new taste of cookies and crème. well eagles added another item to their off season shopping list after cutting starting cornerback cary williams. he had one year on his three-year, 17 million-dollar. he would have made 6.5 million. safety malcolm jenkins is last man standing as he is the only member of last season's starting secondary that is still, under contract. phillies starting their grapefruit league schedule hosting yankees in clearwater. david buchanan got the start and jose hitting the chopper over ryan howard for rbi single. that was only run's loud in.
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very slim down ryan howard hit a single to right. helped score freddie galvis. ryan with two hits in the game. fightins have five-one lead in the ninth and mario who will instant just could in the hold on to to that. judge hitting a three run home run. phillies and bronx bombers playing to the five all tie. after all ryan howard said the team will exceed expectations. >> we had our problems last year, as a team but one of the biggest things we didn't put teams away when we had the opportunity. we didn't put teams away when we have an opportunity i think we will chaka lot of people. >> flyers back in action tonight against calgary flames down at the center. flyers remain six points behind bruins for final playoff spot just 19 games left on the schedule. >> month, month hain a half, we have been playing good hockey. we have done good things. for to us climb back and kind of see a playoff spot in front of us, it is important that we keep playing hard.
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>> and tonight will be home coming for johnny, the the south jersey native is one of the league's top rockies this season with 15 goals and 29 assists, we will be right
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the mobile weather lobbies live, in concord township delaware county on route one where it is sleeting. we're also seeing freezing rain, this is expect to change over to rain by about 9:00 o'clock tonight. >> all right, be careful out there thanks for watching "eyewitness news" at 6:00 we are back at ten on the cw philly, we are back here on cbs-3 at 11:00. stay tuned for "cbs evening news". scott pull i is off tonight. charlie rose anchors from new york.
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>> rose: a damning report from the justice department. it finds a pattern of racial bhias in ferguson's police department and courts. also tonight the president and the prime minister debate a nuclear deal. >> it is the best way for us to prevent iran from getting a nuclear weapon. >> rose: the new hillary clinton drama-- saving private e-mails. and when pandas part. >> this is the stage where the panda needs to go and be a big panda. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> rose: good evening. scott is off tonight. i'm charlie rose. the police department and court system in ferg ferguson missouri engaged in racial bias against african americans routinely violating the constitution and the federal law. that is the


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