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report from mulika saying very light precipitation falling. this is rain to the south through wilmington parts of the cumberland county down toward the shore. where we see yellow orange that is an indication that we have some sleet mixing in and still, some snow in philadelphia and trenton and it looks like we will end that way. chester county precipitation very light, a few flurries there. thinks coming to an end quickly. we will zoom in and see wintry mix in west deptford but neighbors in gloucester seeing rain. glassboro around 322 and up 295 toward cherry hill and evesham still seeing some giant, wet flakes falling and you will end up as snow. look at our visibility, this tells the picture. millville rain, that is why your visibility is so good wilmington 8 miles visibility. philadelphia improving at 5 miles. half mile visibility in trenton. we are seeing visibility climbing as precipitation lightening um. media 6 inches. five and a half in skippack. mount laurel, new jersey will
end up at 5 inches of snow. flurries right now in the lehigh valley. ending in philadelphia between now and 7:00 as spring begins and then clearing the coast by 8:00 o'clock. coming up we will talk about what it will feel like for the the first day of spring tomorrow. for now, we will send it back to you. >> kathy, thank you. weather may have played a role in the deadly accident on the the atlantic city expressway which force traffic to detour. this is eyewitness cam video from the westbound lanes in hamilton township. the it involves one car which caught fire on the grassy area to the side of the road. two people were killed. a lot of people are just saying enough already when it comes to this wintry weather our team coverage continues with "eyewitness news" reporter alexandria hoff live from horsham. alexandria. >> reporter: enough already, especially for drivers out here on route 611 where we are seeing a decent amount of slush. we have learn that there is some people who know how to make the the best of it. only thing spring-like was the
way this bunch sprung off the school bus. >> i really expect it to be a little warmer then this. >> reporter: it was a plan half day but some like a surprise some day for students in one bucks county neighborhood. what is the worst part about all this snow. >> it gets yucky and mushy. >> reporter: mushy is a good way to describe blacktop conditions that kept drivers cautious. >> not what i expect. i expect just sort of wind. >> reporter: travis smith used this as a final opportunity to make some quick cash shoveling in doylestown, perhaps within of the hardest hit spots in our area. >> extra money in the pock. >> reporter: if anything this last jab by mother nature has many more grateful for what is to come. >> flowers, getting outside, gardening. >> reporter: finally. >> happy spring. >> thank you you too. >> reporter: the snow has in the died down just yet caution still need to be taken on the roads. reporting live from montgomery county alexandria hoff for cbs-3 "eyewitness news". road are slushy and
drivers are wisely slowing it down out there. our team coverage continues with "eyewitness news" reporter diana rocco live along the schuylkill expressway diana? >> reporter: jessica, we are live along the schuylkill expressway just near city line avenue where it seems traffic has been a challenge tonight the for drivers just trying to get home. give you a live look at westbound lane here. heading out of the city tonight this is what you have to look forward to. you can see roadway is wet and drivers are dealing with a lot of slush. it has been a challenge. we did see a few disable vehicle, one accident on the the way out here which is a reminder to keep it slow. in fact a few minutes ago just along lincoln drive we did see a tree down near rittenhouse street. you can see traffic being diverted around that. so conditions very challenging, a lot of wet roadways tonight. in addition to your normal heavy volume. you can see just how slow people are moving. they are keeping it the that
way to be safe, and to get home it might take you longer tonight but more important to get there in one piece. we are live along the schuylkill expressway, diana rocco for cbs-3 "eyewitness news". >> thanks very much. "eyewitness news" at philadelphia international airport where snow caused some trouble. the weather is delaying air travelers. we know rifle delays were in the two hour range this afternoon. departure delays about a half an hour so be hure to check. stay one step ahead of the forecast with the cbs philly weather app. track live radar get weather alerts when they are issued. also send us your storm photos. it is free available right new on itunes and google play. developing right now, a murder mystery, authorities are investigating the death of the student inside a kensington home. "eyewitness news" reporter todd quinones is live at police headquarters with the very latest todd. >> reporter: natasha, police tell me that the victim's father wound up knocking down his daughter's locked bedroom
door and found her dead this morning. investigators believe margaret molina was strangled, the 18 year-old also had head trauma. >> police responded inside 3109 heartville street. when they get inside the second floor bedroom they find margaret molina an 18 year-old female she was pronounced dead on the scene. >> reporter: to the shock of neighbors molina was found dead inside her kensington home. >> i still can't believe it. i just can't. >> reporter: according to police, her father became concern this morning. >> we have her father up tears we're speaking with him trying to find out who may have been in the house, who frequented the house. >> he had in the seen her in several hours, but her door was will be which was in the uncommon. >> reporter: investigators spent friday morning searching for possible evidence in the case. as they searched the home on the 3100 block of heartville street neighbors told cbs-3 that molina went to olney high
school and often seen hanging out with her boyfriend. >> she was preparing for her prom her prom in may. she was talking to me about her prom and she was planning after graduation. >> reporter: spokesperson with einstein medical center confirms that molina had been a volunteer at the hospital since 2013. and as of right now no arrests have been made investigators are looking into who else has had access inside that home. reporting live from police headquarters in center city todd quinones for cbs-3 "eyewitness news". an alleged teenage gunman meantime in the murder of an overbrook man is behind bars tonight. fifteen year-old tafind hamilton surrendered to police overnight. police say hamilton and to other teens decided to rob someone after a basketball game. they encountered 51 year-old james stohlman out walking his dog at the time. police believe hamilton pulled the trigger. his aunt spoke exclusively with "eyewitness news".
>> they have my deepest condolences and this should have never happened. i cannot imagine how you guys feel. we apologize. he hasn't been taking his medications. it is not right what happened. >> ham ton and 15 year-old brandon smith both face a adult murder charges. a 14 year-old boy faces lesser charges and will be tried as a juvenile. it is an "eyewitness news" exclusive, an unusual disguise along with high tech detective work, land a robbery suspect in jail. "eyewitness news" reporter walt hunter has this story. >> reporter: police say frightened clerk inside this a plus mini mart in doubt paid more attention to the gun being pointed at him, then to the unusual hat that the suspect wore hoping to shield his identity. >> guy walks in the door and sticks the gun in his face and you can hear on the tape he screamed, he is terrified. >> reporter: police say it was that unusual head gear
discarded as the suspect race add way lancaster avenue that ultimately did him in. >> just stood out like a sore thumb. >> reporter: three three-year veteran charles and his crew work for hours collecting what amounted to a mini clothing store of items, including the suspect's jacket and sneakers. but it was fury happen and saliva containing dna that police say let to suspect christopher of aspen being charged. >> while he is talking, giving demand at some point in time, whatever saliva that is coming out of his mouth, this is what basically gave us what we needed at this point. >> reporter: finally the suspect charged with robbing this mini mart almost got away witt. he was only days away from being released from prison on earlier unrelated charges, police say when radnor detectives arrived at his cell and gave him bad news about the dna match. >> we moved to make sure he didn't get out and take off to who knows where. >> with the technology that we
have today, you got to save everything, you never know when you will need it. >> reporter: commoners saying hats off, to a veteran cop and dna technology for catching the suspect. in wayne, walt hunter, cbs-3 "eyewitness news". it is a home coming two and a half years in the making. >> still ahead at 6:00 they lost nearly everything to sandy a and now they are finally starting over. we will show you how generosity of others helped them to rebuild. plus we will continue to have our eye on the storm, it is a slow go out there cbs-3 mobile weather lobbies driving in mount laurel burlington county, new jersey right now and meteorologist kathy orr is tracking what comes after the snow kathy. >> it has to be better than this, we are looking at slow go and slush fit is snowing where you live right now precipitation will probably end up as snow as the cut off us in our suburbs and ended in chester county and this will work its way east. spring begins in less than an hour ill a's show you what it
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back on "eyewitness news" we have an eye on the storm tonight, thinks a live look from the cbs-3 mobile weather lab, driving on route 38 in mount laurel, new jersey, we know the road are wet slushy and some spots are slick owe if you are heading out tonight just take it slow meteorologist kathy orr will have your complete forecast it has a warm up just ahead coming up in just a couple minutes. new at 6:00 the struggle to rebuild after sandy it is over for several families displaced by the hurricane in cape may county. they are finally coming home. "eyewitness news" reporter cleve bryan was at the their emotional celebration. >> reporter: emotions are overwhelming for yolanda boyle years of exile are over and sandy ravage home is finally fix. >> this house will always be here for my kid, and my nieces and my grandson. >> reporter: two and a half years after super storm sandy three ocean city victims can finally enjoy their homes
thanks to the catholic charities disaster program and united methodist church a future with home. kenny thompson's living room had water up to his chest during sandy and he became homeless. >> i ride back and forth lots of times. i go get some coffee. >> reporter: from the outside homes damaged from sandy look okay but inside there can be severe rot to walls floors, things that overtime you just cannot live with and that is exactly what happened to these people. >> now, lot more cases are being uncovered where there is more damage, water damage that wasn't seen, you know right after the storms. >> reporter: gloria tried to live in her home for more than a year but became severely ill from the mold. now thanks to hundreds of volunteers almost every inch of her downstairs is new. >> i love it here. i thanked lord every day. >> let us play eternal god bless this home let your love rest upon it and promise be monday fess ted. >> reporter: two and a half years is a long home coming
but but they will tell you they are blessed because many more victims are still waiting to go to go home. is there still ways to get help and victims should reach out to the long term recovery group n ocean city, cleve bryan, cbs-3 "eyewitness news". environmental transformation that is was focus of the gathering in camden today. "eyewitness news" at third annual camden storm water management and resource training, or smart forum. dozens the gathered to discuss ways to improve water or air quality in camden as well as creating sustain an green jobs. even though we have been dealing with a snowy slushy, mess out there today we did fine a sure sign of spring and here it is, rita's, back opened for the season. to celebrate they are giving away free water ice, "eyewitness news" in overbrook this afternoon where folks look they are in the snow getting water ice. the that is a sight. today's weather did in the stop them from lining up and enjoying a cool treat.
>> always the right time for water ice. >> yes, i agree. >> we are 30 minutes from the official beginning of spring but we are still talking about snow. >> yes good when storm will move out of here. >> meteorologist kathy orr has more on what we can expect throughout the night. >> what is wrong with that puzzle good we will have to keep that picture of rita's a for first day of summer and say remember that wasn't that funny. >> yeah. >> take a look, we are looking at the end of the precipitation, it is already ended in allentown in, reading, lancaster and even in chester county and we are seeing a little bit of the mix, some rain in wilmington rain in mulika rain through southern part of the burlington county all that rain and mix to the north but if it is snowing where you live right now living in say mount holy or moorestown or riverton or even on the pennsylvania side, and levittown, if it is snowing now it will end up as snow because it will be over rather quickly, that is good news. lets check with our eyewitness
weather watchers ande what we have to say. in south jersey we have mix with rain and sleet and then as you move further north closer to the river we're talking about mainly snow. bob reporting snow in burlington township with a temperature of 31 degrees. let's check out pennsylvania because we have had impressive snow amounts here 31 degrees, so below freezing. this is reported by carolyn in philadelphia. the temperature is still quite coal, march lion refusing to stop roaring. snow is wet, heavy. be careful shoveling. good news if you wait long enough tomorrow will be 50 i think you can let driveway go that is good news. lets look at northern delaware where it has change over to rain steve, and others are reporting rain and temperature of 33 degrees. the lets look outside, because normally we will see our parking lot right there below our sky deck and you can see it is snow cover. i can see natasha's car right there.
we will to have dust that off. you can see the the streets are just wet. that is the good news. our parking lot, there is natasha's car right there a few flurries left but visibility is improved over the course of the late afternoon. that is good news. our eyewitness cam takes to us a weather watcher pictures, speaking of water ice, i didn't want to blow surprise eileen mur friday gilbertsville went and she stuck her water ice to measure snow. that is a dedicated weather watcher. our live neighborhood network takes to us whitefield elementary where parking lot is fine, road are fine but they have pick up four or 5 inches of snow. right now most locations just above freezing, haven't change that much over the course of the day. in allentown and trenton still sticking a at 32. same in reading. here is snow totals, drexel hill will 5.9. greater forward over 5 inches. wynnewood 4 inches. the west chester 3.4. usually we will get more but not this time. new jersey, mount laurel,
5 inches, 4.3 in moorestown. we have another report from moorestown that is 5.5. lindenwald 4.2. cherry hill four. mays landing 3 inches. in delaware claymont two, hockessin 1.7. less amounts as we head toward the south as expected we have had more lane mixing in. so far 2.2 inches but this was earlier today. we will even up closer to three but for the season so far we have over 25 inches of snow. tonight snow clears the coast by eight slushy spots will turn icy as temperatures fall below freezing. we will see improvement tomorrow. temperatures in the 50's. then back in the 40's for sunday and monday but it will be sunny. overnight tonight low temperatures of 30. during the day tomorrow 50 degrees and a lot of that snow will be melting that is good news. of course, we have equinox today, the beginning of the spring, sun exactly over the equator. on the exclusive eyewitness weather seven day forecast turning colder but good news then it gets warmer.
we will even the month on a high note wednesday 55. thursday yes, it rains but it will be 50, and then friday get the some water ice temperature will be 57 degrees with a few showers. >> we will take 60. >> that sound great. >> thanks. >> "cbs evening news" is just minutes away. >> scott pelley joins with us a look ahead scott. >> hi, jessica and natasha great to be with us here in philadelphia here's "cbs evening news" tonight, we will look at winter a's grand finally as spring begins this evening. plus, will hear from the lawyer who got robert durst acquitted of murder in texas and, we will introduce to you the lady knights and show you why this team tells us why one should never give up. we will have those stories just ahead on the "cbs evening news".
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ncaa tournament continues with number one seeds duke and wisconsin in action tonight. last night top seed kentucky beat hampton by 23 villanova topped lafayette by 41. leslie van arsdal is on the road with cats and she joins us from pittsburgh. hi there leslie. >> think there beasley. great victory but no time for celebration, back to work for villanova. it is all about nc state. coach jay wright says this is a team with a lot of weapons. >> they've got experience, their guard are outstanding but i think what we saw in the lsu game their forward are coming into their own too. they are playing with great balances new. >> reporter: villanova role through thursday with the 95-52 victory to advance to the third round of the
tournament. they will play eighth seeded nc state who pulled off an amazing come back win over lsu. >> we were talking about lsu what they d then we said lets look at nc state here. pay attention. >> they just kept coming at you. the it speaks volumes for the type of team they are and coach and players they have. they have a very gritty team. definitely coming at us every second of the game. >> reporter: key for villanova just keep playing their game. >> it is so special. just anybody can go up on any given night, have been is so balanced. nobody can catch one person. everybody just wanting to and just to win. >> they did the same thing in the tournament we were making shot with marquette and then providence we didn't make many but we had to deeven if well. >> reporter: if they play anything like they did last night it will be hard to find a team that can beat villanova. that is latest live from pitberg, back to you, beasley good thanks, leslie. more action newt robert morris taking on duke at 7:10,
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>> pelley: winter's grand finale. the season ends with one more encore for people who have shivered through too many. also tonight the f.b.i. is investigating the death of a black man whose body was found hanging from a tree in mississippi. the moon has its day in the sun. and steve hartman "on the road" with an amazing day for the lady knights. >> it's probably the best moment of my life. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: we begin the broadcast in winter, and we will say good night in the spring. if just a few minutes at a quarter to the hour, the sun will move directly over the equator. that's the spring