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talcony today. and delays are expected. meanwhile, investigators from the ntsb are expected to meet with the fbi to look at the crack in that train's windshield. >> amtrak crews spent all weekends inch spawling speed controls on the section of track, the track where train 188 derailed. and funeral will be held today for one of the eight people who died in that crash. rachael jacobs ceo of education software start up in philadelphia. >> let's check in with jan carabeo now, at 30th street station, with the first train rolls out in less than an hour jan good morning. >> good morning, that's right. for the first time since the deadly accident last tuesday normal amtrak service resumes this morning running between philadelphia and new york city, you can see there on the board, the first train departs 30th street station just before 6:00 a.m.
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>> orders to restore full train service by monday morning, however the investigation into how this train ran off the rales tuesday night is far from complete. instead, more questions than answers, after investigators reveal late last week, that amtrak train 188 may have been hit with an object before the deadly crash. >> is there anyway that that could have been connected to the crash in some way? >> and you know that's a great point. it could be completely coincidental t could be causal. that's what we intends to find out. >> nts board member robert stopped by cbs "face the nation" sunday to talk about the investigation. officials had been looking into the track signal, until and speed as factors investigate have now also spoke win engineer brandon bostian. >> the engineer said he has no memory of anything. does that make sense snow. >> it certainly doesment as we know people can be an automobile in a crash and say i don't even remember the crash. i just woke up in the hospital. and so, that's typical some
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traumatic event like this. >> today as the first trains ride the rales through the crash site, it will also be the first time this stretch of track is equipped with positive train control. technology, that slows the train, automatically to a safe speed. crews installed over the weekends, rest the nor east corridor scheduled to get the technology by years end. >> we have to make sure that we do everything possible to support amtrak and completing the assignment. >> officials have said time and time again that positive train control would have prevented this deadly accident that killed eight and injured more than 200. we will stay here at 30th street station, as the first trains lever the station. for now live in philadelphia, jan carabeo cbs-3 "eyewitness news". >> jan, thank you. meanwhile, victims of the amtrak tragedy were remembered during service at the derailment site.
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>> passengers killed in the crash, several dozen people, including state and local officials, gathered for a service of reflection yesterday. >> last tuesday was the worse day for me as a transportation professional. >> other officials say they will honor the victims by making sure this never happens again. >> stay with "eyewitness news" for the very latest on the amtrak tragedy. as soon as there are any new developments in this investigation, we'll have them for you on tv and on line at cbsphilly.com. well, northbound and southbound lanes of i295 in mt. laurel have reopened this morning, just hours after deadly truck fire closed section of the highway. this eyewitness cell phone video shows the fatal fire as it engulfs a box truck. the fire broke out sunday night under the route 73 overpass in mt. laurel. one person was killed.
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police believe a crash ignited those flames. >> in kensington, one person was taken to temple hospital after being injured in a early morning fire. just after midnight, fire crews were called to the 3500 block of jasper street. fire dispatch says crews quickly knocked that fire down, there is no word on the condition of the injured person or what caused that fire. let's get our traffic and weather together. here's kate. >> i good morning ukee. hey, everyone, happy monday to you. we are starting the work week off with dose of summer yet again. temperatures should easily climb or at least crack the 08 degrees mark here, as we go throughout the day we will see couple of scattered showers or thunderstorms fire up too. along with that you get at least some sunshine, outside we go to palmyra cove nature park in new jersey, off in the distance here across the delaware river nice clear morning you would be able to see the center city skyline. we don't have major fog problem but because there is moisture to work with in the atmosphere it is reducing your visibility at least little bit. so just keep that in mind. for now, i would say overall
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not looking bad. you have got one or two little pocket of very light showers. currently rolling through portions every chester county and new castle county in delaware. and yes, as i said it, depends where you are what you are finding, actually 10-mile visibility in reading, for example, but just one county over in lancaster at half mile. so it will be somewhat patchy in nature, dover also, showing that you have got some lower visibility by comparison to a place like philadelphia, for example, but as the day progresses again, we are going to see at least some sunshine, help get rid of low-lying cloud cover. low 80s expectation in philadelphia, but everybody has the possibility for shower or thunderstorm, especially, later on today. justin, over to you. >> good morning katie, that's right, a lot of humidity out there to help fuel the showers and thunderstorm later on. so far so good out on the roads, dry conditions again you may run into few areas of patchy fog as you saw. visibility for the most part looking good. we take you to the airport right now skies starting to lighten up little bit. we approach sunrise and less than an hour or so, both
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directions looking good. nine at at the airport and also to the boulevard southbound as we merge into the schuylkill expressway volume picking up northbound, speeds pretty good all across the region into the city we go. again, 55 miles per hour on the schuylkill, as well as vine street expressway. ninety-five still looks good in northeast philadelphia. also, 295, in better shape after that earlier truck accident through the overnight. that's reopened. so all lanes looking good, 42 freeway no problems as well as the blue route. again amtrak service restored between philadelphia and newark. those are the first trains, out bound from philly at 5:53, new york city coming up 59:30 that's a look at your ride this morning back to you. >> thank you justin. happening today camden is ready to welcome president obama. >> how the counties police department is reducing crime and meet with some young people, as well. "eyewitness news" reporter justin finch is at the community center where the president is scheduled to deliver his remarks. justin, good morning. >> reporter: ukee, erika good
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morning, camden look to go turn the page with this visit here from the president, as you he will be making two stops today, one with local police, where he will see real time crime watching software up close and then he'll stop here at the center to meet with young people. camden is now counting down to the arrival of a special visitor, due in from washington this afternoon. once air force one lands in philadelphia, the commander in chief will head right over to camden, where freeholder lewis capella junior, says president obama will see what new camden looks like. >> i think he will say that the community policing model here in camden sit say model that should be followed throughout the rest of the nation. >> camden once known for high cream, inch effective policing, heist put the past behind them, revamping it police department, rebuilding it ties with those they serve. relationship that had been strained. economic strides are being made too. camden native lesean de carter look to go start a business, helping vets get housing and
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back on their feet to succeed in the next phase of their lives. >> i don't want the credit crisis to stop them from getting n i don't want the funds that they don't have the funds not to get them into a stable environment. >> her ambitions fit into camden's new designation as a promise zone, freeholder capella explains. >> what it means is assistance in residential development assistance in small businesses assistance in education, assistance as well as public safety. >> and public safety will be a key component of this visit this afternoon. the president set to arrive at 1:00 leave close to 3:00. live in camden, just xfinity. cbs-3 "eyewitness news". please stay with "eyewitness news" for continuing coverage of the president's visit to camden, follow us on the air and on line at cbsphilly.com. >> gunfire erupts in a texas restaurant leaving nine rival biking members dead and 18 injured. this all happened sunday
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afternoon in wako. five gangs met up to focus on turf and recruitment when something went wrong. police new about the meeting in advance, and they were outside the restaurant when the shooting started. police did shoot some bikers but no word if any deaths were from police fire. wako police issued a warning to any gangs looking to avenge the shooting. >> we have been getting report throughout the day that bikers from out of state are headed this way. we would encourage them not to, because we have plenty of space in our county jail to put them there. >> wako police say that no innocent civilians were injured in the violence. they say that is because the -- of those officers and tactical teams that were in place monitoring the situation. >> well, isis on the attack again in iraq. the key city just captured despite effort from the american military. >> also, a marine mishap. when this helicopter burst into flames while landing. we'll have the latest on how those injured troops are doing. >> and, buckle up or risk
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getting a ticket. we will let you know where police will be cracking down on drivers who don't wear seatbelts starting today. >> oh, and muggy monday morning, katie has her eye on some possible showers too when we do traffic and weather together on the 3's. her full forecast and the seven day that's coming up.
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>> we have new video here every helicopter crash in had a we thee kill a marine. flames, thick black smoke filled the sky yesterday after what's being described as hard landing during a training exercise. one marine died, the other 21 people on boards were taken to the hospital. some with serious injuries. the cause of the crash is still under investigation. a seconds soldier has died after a humvee crash on the new jersey turnpike.
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new jersey state police confirmed yesterday that 35 year old staff sergeant, bryce leak of new york passed away on thursday. leak and three other soldiers were part of a convoy driving through hamilton on may 1st when another vehicle hit their humvee. leak was ejected and suffered spinal injuries. the driver who hit the humvee is facing criminal charges. >> a major city in iraq falls to isis millitant. isis says this video shows iraqi troops racing out of ram de apparent retreat follows days of intense fighting between iraqi troops and isis. the battle leaves hundreds of civilians and soldiers dead. and there are now reports that isis is caring out mass execution of iraqi security forces. >> 5:13, let's get our traffic and weather together. here's kate. >> i good morning happy monday everyone, starting our work week off with summer like warmth out there. and very summer like pattern when you walk out the door, you feel the humidity out there. you probably even notice in some locations that you have got little bit of fog to deal
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with. we are still tracking very large storm system the same storm responsible in fact, for yet another outbreak of weekend severe weather through the mid section of the country. as this crosses our area, we will find ourselves once again in a very slight risk, i shouldn't even satisfy slight marginal. lowest in terms of categories eggs, a stormy weather tomorrow. but eventually this is what has to cross through. then high pressure will build itself up and bring back some very nice weather to our area. comfortable is what i should say. 69 degrees currently at philadelphia international airport. a mild 70 for you currently in wilmington, and there is humidity in the air. notice that, very palpable, off to the west, also very warm, kind of on par here, even out toward chicago. but you can sweer the front crossed through. temperatures certainly take answer dive here in minneapolis, currently at pair of four's, through the dakotas, freeze warnings currently in effect here behind the storm system. now, as far as it pertains to us today that front not crossing through still going to find some moisture to work with, so i say as early as
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lunch time maybe give or take hour or two we begin to see scattered variety of showers and/or thunderstorms firing up. nothing should be locally severe. likely ends one fresh round later into the overnight hours, and tuesday when that front actually is set to cross through, so depending on timing may or may not see gusty storm develop along with it, we have to keep an eye on it meantime temperatures by wednesday, start to take little bit of dive. it is just a dive back to reality. feels real good out there with refreshing breeze on wednesday. and the low and mid 70s, are the theme for the rest of the week. and right now, a lot of people may be headed to the shore or maybe headed to the poconos doing some camping, it is looking good right now. >> what a great memorial day weekend. >> keeping my fingers crossed. >> i believe. >> you got to believe. >> like that one. >> i guess today is one of the bad hair days for the ladies? i know the hair spray was going all over the place in here this morning. >> careful, man. better be careful. >> keep it coming.
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>> two nice days. >> i know what i am doing. all right though, weather looking okay out on the roads this morning again few areas of patchy fog possible, most visibility looking good. to new jersey right now, 42 freeway, northbound, headlights volume picking up just little bit. but speeds still looking good this morning sunrise coming up at 5:44. so that sky is starting to brighten up little bit. to the blue route just past mid-county headed south right here, no problems, headed toward the toll boot. northbound, also looking good with low volume. remember, president obama arrives in camden this afternoon. so expect delays, so if you get stuck there, you know, that's probably the reason. all right being amtrak service is restored between philadelphia and new york, out bound trains, leaving philadelphia. the first one at 5:53, then coming up at 5:30, leaving from new york city that will be the first train. trenton regional rail line, service restored, but still no out bound stops today at north philadelphia, bridesburg talcony also no inbound stops at north philadelphia hopefully
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everything goes back to normal on tuesday. also, new jersey transit the ac and the northeast corridor schedules, new schedules, stat dollars yesterday, so make sure to check ahead for. that will that's a look at your ride this morning back to you. >> thank you imagine being stuck on bus with a speeding train bearing down on you? >> you have to see some video here, just stunning, passengers scramble to safety. also: >> ♪ ♪ >> bad is good for taylor swift. we have the word on her star studded new video -- video as she dominates another award show. we'll be right back. >> ♪ ♪
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i'm lynne abraham. when i became philadelphia's da, child victims had to face a judge ...a jury...the public... and testify eye to eye with their attackers. it wasn't right. so i got a constitutional amendment passed allowing children to testify remotely. i'm running for mayor for the same reason -- our children should come first. jim kenney and tony williams are fighting over public schools versus charters. i disagree. we have to improve education for all of our children.
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morning, everyone, today marks the 15th anniversary of the deadly pier 34 collapse. it happened on may 18th, in the year 2,000 that's when the dance floor at club heat went out from underneath party
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goers. patrons fell into the dark merky waters of the delaware river. the collapse killed three women, monica rodriguez dianne white, and maria ferarro. >> also today, community meet to go address the recent outbreak of violence in darby borough. organizers are hoping to find ways to curb violence like this brawl captured on cell phone video on mother day. police say one of those participants opened fire, with about 20 kids, playing nearby. fortunately, no one was hit. that meeting will be held at the edward bacon rec center at 7:00 tonight. >> and, with the summer driving season about to start don't be surprised if you seymour police on the road starting today. officers in pennsylvania, new jersey and delaware, will start cracking down on drivers to make sure that you are wearing your seatbelt. it is part of a 16-state click it or ticket campaign, that runs through june 7th. and it is so easy to do, just, you know, save your life. >> and i saw a few driving in this morning little more than normal, i thought. there you go.
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iconic toy store getting ready to shut it doors for good. find out why it is closing down in just a few minute. >> also, historic homerun leads to heart break for phillies fan. now, we're trying to help her out after an ugly scene in this van. but, we need some help. we'll explain coming up.
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>> 5:23. >> we have a case the monday muggies, and some of will you see some fog. isn't bad or widespread issue but certainly enough to warrant a mention. we are watching the bulk any wet weather, dropping to the south, although, some of you may find cup ill of damp roads, from one isolate pocket or two of showers. what can you expect, though, generally for today and
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tomorrow? p.m. scattered showers and thunderstorms, that's going to start to kick in again as early as later on today summer like warmth to go with it still some humidity to go with this, as well. again, feels like summer the next few days, very typical summer like forecast, but as we head into wednesday high pressure regains control. that's going to set us up not only with some comfortable humidity, but some pretty nice weather. wednesday looks good. it will be little breezy out there, granted cooler by comparison, but mid 70s that's awesome. 74 degrees on wednesday and we will hit you up with a 81 degrees high for both today and tomorrow. justin over to you. >> little something for everyone there, you have the summer weather fans today tomorrow cooler weather by the middle part of the week. hit the roads right now taking the vine st. expressway into center city brought directions looking at 24th streetment taillights are out bound. see the skies starting to brighten up, still have some clouds sunrise coming up at 5:44 this morning. , to the schuylkill expressway girard nice shot
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at the river with the light still reflecting off there. both directions, moving at good speeds, volume picking up just a little bit. there are your area speed right now being running if he seed limit 95 through northeast philadelphia, inbound, out bound on the schuylkill as well as the blue route into new jersey. 295, the turnpike, 55, 42 freeway good shape this hour. amtrak service again restored between philadelphia and new york, there are the first trains leaving philadelphia 5:53. and leaving new york city at 5:30 this morning trenton regional rail line service also restored, still no out bound stops due to reduction and some track operating north philadelphia bridesburg and talcony, also no inbound stops, at north philadelphia. penn commencement later this morning coming up at 10:15 congrats guys, at franklin field, be aware of delays and increased volume. that's a look at your ride. >> in sport, phillies and rockies bat it will out tonight in colorado, riding season high five game winning streak, the phils used the
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long ball, darren rough made it two-nothing in the third yesterday afternoon. phils third baseman mike hit his first homerun in the major leagues. and it led to some scuffles up there in the stand. women has the receive near ball. some guy got it off her and took off. >> what the next. >> one of those things that make go hmm. phils won this game. now, we talk to the phillies after the game. and they want to make it up to that woman who was rob of the homerun ball. so take another good look. good video here. they want to make things right. >> that's nice. i like when they want to try do that for her. hopefully if you know her give a call, let us know so we can help the phillies reach out. but look at that guy. >> all right i'm going to give him the benefit of the doubt. he was in the moment. >> went for the ball. >> also was kind of wrapped up in her. not like he didn't realize she was going for the ball, too. >> he went right for t so i am thinking the phillies will problem bring give them both
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balls. maybe meet and greet, maybe take us to another game. that was, ya -- >> that gentleman did not grow up in the ukee washington house, i can tell you that. i know would you have handed her the ball. >> madam? all yours. >> tip of the hat. >> take a picture with it, take a severe. >> who is that guy? >> i'm sure it will get work out. >> nice the phillies want to try to make it right. coming up: big day for amtrak. trying to recover from last week's deadly derailment. >> jan? >> we'll get back to jan carabeo, and amtrak service. also time for david letterman to say good-bye. before he signs off for good, taking a look back at some of dave's signature sturtze that made him a television icon. >> oh, stupid pet tricks. >> and justin and katie return they've got your traffic and weather together on the 3's. it is a muggy monday morning. we'll have your traffic and weather together coming up. good morning.
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when we take these tests we don't actually do anything. we use the tutorials. one of the tutorials showed things like how to change the background color in an online test environment and it takes time away from learning math and science and english and all the things that i really enjoy learning. they can't do as much because they have to administer this test on the computer. and that's really one of the worst parts of the test.
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this is cbs-3 "eyewitness news". happening now, amtrak is getting back on track after last week's deadly derailment. the first train from new york to philadelphia is leaving right now. a train from 30th street station will passover the rebuilt tracks in port richmond coming up in less than a half hour. now, the trains operating today along the northeast corridor are in complete compliance with federal safety orders. "eyewitness news" reporter jan carabeo joins us now at 30th street station, with the latest on this. jan, good morning. >> reporter: erika, good morning, i just spoke to amtrak spokesperson, who says some 300 people work to make that happen over the weekend. these tracks now under positive train control. and as you

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