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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 mentioned starting
just before 6:00 a.m., here at 30th street station normal amtrak service between philly and new york city will resume for the first time since that deadly crash last week. it killed eight and injured more than 200. you can see there on the information board, it is reflected right there all trains running on time, starting at 6:00. and when those trains pull out again they will now be using positive train control through that section of track in port richmond, crews worked around the clock this weekend to finish that installation, of course, that's the technology that will automatically slow a train to safe speed in case of human error. meantime national transportation safety board investigation into the cause of this crash continues. investigators are now looking into the possibility that amtrak 188 was hit by an object before the crash. however, everyone we've spoken to this morning who is hopping on a train they say they are confident in amtrak, and riding the rales to new york city. take a listen. >> amtrak's remarkable. because we travel very efficiently, very cost
effectively, and very busy corridor. so i a.m. a believer in amtrak, and the people who work adam track. i believe did the right safe thing to get us back on track to new york. >> so no worries for this morning? >> in the meantime ntsb officials have already spoken to that train's engineer. they that on friday. they say he's very cooperative. and they don't -- they say he doesn't remember anything before the crash. they do plan on questioning him again in the next few days we stay on top of. >> this but for now liver at 30th street station, jan carabeo, cbs-3, "eyewitness news". >> jan funeral service will be held today for one of the victims killed in the derailment last week. thirty-nine year old rachael jacobs was the ceo of an educational software start up in philadelphia. she will be laid to rest in her hometown in michigan. yesterday mourners gathered in red bank new jersey for wake honk or bob guildersleeve, his body the last to be pulled from the wreckage. widow of another, jim gains
speaking out about her husband. she said he was casino, humble and a family man. >> i sit and talk with him all the time. and i can hear him guide me. and i don't know. i don't know how i am going to deal with it. i don't know. but i feel his presence. >> jim gains worked for the associated press, jacqueline said she not looking for explanations about the derailment right now. >> jaw dropping video right now as a train crashes into commuter bus. check this outright here. surveillance video on board the atlanta transit bus shows the moment of impact as a train smashes into it last week. you can see passengers here scrambling, just to get off. that will some with just second to spare. all five passengers were treated for bumps and bruises the driver walked away, but quick thinking there saving their lives. wow. 5:33, we want to check in with katie on muggy monday. do you need the umbrella? what do you think? >> this is one of those where
we end one couple the scattered showers thunderstorms, granted, if you get stuck underneath one of the showers or storms, you could get drenched briefly so, you know, i mean, i didn't bring my umbrella today. does that help? i guess that would help, right? but it is just one of those very classic summer like forecasts where most of the day you're basically rain-free. but there is going to be one point during the day that you venturinoly see few pocket of activity on the radar. right now see the combination after front, offer to the west here. see that trail of clouds, from michigan, down into indianna, the ohio river vale? that's the combination of the next cold front that's what's got to cross through before we can completely just get rid of any, for one thing, the moisture content in the air but also this potential for storms. that will will be with us for the next two days. so for now you're holding tough mid and upper 60s even wilmington at 70, very mild start to the day. as the day progresses see some clouds, see at least hint of sunshine, and we are going to warm things up for you here to summer like low 80s territory
here this afternoon. but, there will still be that scattered shower, thunderstorm chance, and that probably starts to fire up even as early as lunchtime. so again if you are maybe just outdoors for some morning errands, taking the dog for a walk, then indoors the rest of the afternoon and even tonight, you can get away without the umbrella later today again, you know, don't be surprised if some of the wet weather hit you. meanwhile, i know i probably don't have to reminds up, but memorial day just seven days away. single digit countdown. weekends nice heads up down the road, things looking up. if you have got outdoor plans picnic plans beach plans whatever it might be, i got some good news coming your way. so you want to stick around for my seven day forecast just little later in the show. justin over to you. >> i got my surf board all waxed up and ready to go, ready for the beach season. out to the roads right now looking pretty good. dry roadways, not whole lot of fog to deal with. visibilities looking pretty good tonight delaware county looking at 95. right around 452 again
southbound, little bit more volume than northbound, how about that? so, looking pretty good speeds in good shape thereon 95 through delaware county. we take you out to 202 at 29. the headlights are northbound, pretty quiet out here this morning. but probably change over the next hour or two. good morning new castle county delaware. here is your speeds, route one no problems. around bear, delaware, all the way up to christianna. ninety-five looks good, as well and the 495, 95 split around wilmington running at the speed limit. delaware memorial bridge looks good. once you hit i-95, new jersey turnpike, looks good. closures, slow spots to deal, with frankford avenue police still directing traffic but sedgley avenue and wheat chief lane still remains closed from the train accident. but now amtrak service has been respond today between philadelphia and new york, and that's good news there. ukee erika, we send it back to you. >> time 5:36. in business news this morning legendary toy store is getting ready to shutdown.
>> also, putting the brakes on some high-tech features in your car. money watch's jill wagner joins us now from the new york stock exchange, with those stories and more, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, ukee, err cape markets open this morning at or near record highs. the s&p closed at new record for the second day in a row on friday. dow jumped 20 points, nearing it record, the nasdaq, though, lost about two. a record number of travelers are expected to take to the skies this summer. us airlines will carry 222 million passengers between june 1st and august 31st. that is the most since 2007. there is also a record number of people flying internationally. nissan says its cars will have the technology to drive themselves by 2020. but government regulators could put the brakes on t nissan's ceo says the biggest hurdle to self driving carts isn't the technology, it is getting approval from regulators to let those cars drive on public roads. >> and the legendary toy
store, fao swartz, closing its flag ship store on fifth avenue in july. the first time since 1870 that there hasn't been a fao swartz in new york. it is another victim of rising rents, and on line shopping. the company is trying to find less expensive space to rent. >> what are they doing with the big thomas the tank clock? >> hopefully -- >> and piano? >> and piano yes. >> ends after era. >> tom hanks scene in big? >> i know. >> can't forget. that will indeed. thanks jill. >> thank you. see you later today. well, happening today president obama is coming to camden, new jersey, he plans to visit the newly established police department for the county, the president willnity policing efforts. the white house says, the president will deliver a speech at the crock community center. camden was recently designated a promise zone, meaning, it get federal funding to improve the city. >> now, while the president is in camden new jersey, governor chris christie is going back
to new hampshire. scheduled town hall meeting later for this afternoon. governor chris did i has not yet announced if he will run for president. >> well, senator ran paul is bringing his presidential campaign to philadelphia. the kentucky republican will take part in a round table discussion, at the national constitution center, at 11:00 this morning. dom giordano from 1210wph. it will host the discussion, erika? >> ukee after months of campaigning, candidates for mayor in philadelphia make their final push today to get out the vote for tomorrow's primary. the field of six democrats includes jim kenny anthony hardy williams, lynn abraham nelson diaz, milton street, and doug oliver. the polls are open from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. tomorrow. >> on the republican side, business woman melissa murray bailey running up opposed for her party's nomination. tomorrow's win letters move on in the election in november. and, stay with "eyewitness news" for continuing coverage of the race for mayor. we'll have the result for you from that race of course
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turn up next, but we do know twitter is watching, the fake twitter handle at marry lee shark has drawn more than 50,000 followers. that handle is not affiliated with o search the company tracking her. >> and cbs this morning will have more on mary lee's travels, and how the shark became such an internet phenomenon. that's coming up at 7:00 a.m. right here on cbs-3. mary lee? >> i'm disappoint today hear twitter handle isn't, you know connected with the shark really. >> somebody's going to probably write a song about marie lee if they haven't already? ♪ ♪ marry lee ♪ ♪ ♪ marry lee ♪ ♪ >> my little twang just came out. >> stand by for more on that. >> maybe i'll write t. >> kate, want to get to you with traffic and weather together. first check this out. mother nature hammering the midwest again, powerful storm in kansas, pick up that train and just tossed around cars. downpours dumped nearly half foot of rain on north texas stranding people inside their homes. the only way to get around was
by boat. near wichita heavy rain and hail. watch here as the windshield gets smashed that cracked all the sudden. driver tried to stay on the road, but such difficult conditions, wild weather. fortunately here, just dealing with what some showers and mugginess, katy? >> really, pretty much all we've got in the forecast, few showers, thunderstorms the kind of weather pattern you hear almost on daily basis when we hit the summertime. but that said, we are off to again muggy start out there this morning, and eventually, we will look ahead it much more comfortable air as we start to wrap up this month of may. we've got temperatures generally mid 60s here, take you on tour of some of the 65 degrees from ed connor, mixture every sunday and clouds and he's out in chesterfield cloudy, tad cooler, he said here, but you will feel the humidity, absolutely, concur with that. 64 degrees sent in from kerry has the mixture as well, clouds sun, mt. laurel. and very modest breeze, that's part of the problem why you might be finding a little hint
of fog depending on location. same scenario here for david. he's at 68 degrees, though, in clementon, new jersey, where he is located. actually we take you over to neighborhood network shot. tune in regularly, i hope do you, typically when i show this shot, see the mountain off in the distance, and you can't. so even though you can at least see the for grounds visibility isn't horrible, we do have enough moisture in the atmosphere, light enough winds, to a have allow low clouds to formment so of you might run into that low cloud cover reducing your visibility, as we talked about, second ago, there were nasty storms rumbled through the central planes, cold front responsible for that, starting to cross through the midwest and basically heart of the southeast, this is what has to cross through before we can officially say we can wipe our hands clean of the mugginess as well as the potential for showers and storms. so today as well as tomorrow, shower thunderstorm, scattered variety of those showers and storms tomorrow. and probably tonight as well. 81 degrees apiece, and then,
we see the temperatures drop back to where they should be really, mid low 70s look ahead to wednesday thursday, friday, at this point even the weekend is looking pretty good. as high pressure likely going to anchor itself for awhile. over our area. justin? >> looks like we have both seasons on that seven day summer, then back to spring, how it should be. and this shot, just looks like a summer morning you see little bit of haze outside right now. and the sun just came up at 5:44, nice little reflection there off the river bend, inbound, looking pretty good, actually both directions, volume light. so if you're about to step out of the house and make your ride into work or school, easy drive this morning just may need the air-conditioning. ninety-five at allegheny. volume picking up southbound, northbound still looking pretty good. big morning at pennsylvania, the commencement congratulations, 10:15 franklin field. watch out for delays in that area. amtrak service has been restored between philadelphia and new york. so new york city we have the
trains, already left at 5:30, philadelphia it leaves at 5:53. that will be the first one trenton service is restored on the trenton regional rail line. about there will be no out bound stops at north philadelphia bridesburg and talcony no inbound stops north philadelphia. that's due to reduction some operating tracks. that's a look at your ride this morning ukee we send it back to you. >> ♪ ♪ >> what's the word ♪ ♪ >> and today's word takes a look at the billboard music awards. >> hey, the awards show got off to explosive start you might say with the world premiere of bad blood. that is taylor swift's new zero newest music video. also dominated the show with eight wins, including, top female artists. >> incredible. one of the best things that has happened to me in the last year is that i've surrounded myself with incredible women. >> the top male artist went to sam smith, who gave his thank you speech using cue cards
becauseg from vocal surgery. but, taylor swift lots making history last nightment she beat out garth brooks for now the most billboard music awards wins. >> how about that? >> he had 19. she just got 20 total. >> very talent the. and the future, wow definitely looks bright indeed. this is it. after 33 years late night television david letterman down to his final three late shows. >> he'll sign off for the last time wednesday night. >> cbs news correspondent suzanne marquez tax a -- takes a look back at some of dave's signature segments that kept us laughing for decades. >> kitty. >> dave's humor has always been a little off beat. a little absurd. >> what do you have there? >> can you take the pepperoni off the pizza leave it on the sidewalk? there they go. >> and destructive. dave's stuck with a particular kind of comedy. >> there was a sense of irreverance, sort of anything can happen. >> two of letterman's
signature segments are stupid pet tricks, and stupid human tricks. there have been more than 200 every these segment becomes half of them here on the late show. >> it is time now for little something we calm stupid pet tricks. (applause). >> and don't forget his legendary top ten list. >> number ten ... our electric sexual chemistry. >> ya. >> letterman didn't re-invent late night. but letterman did it in a way that i think people hadn't seen really before, and certainly hadn't seen done quite that way. >> i've got zha-zha gabor with me. zha-zha would like a filet of fish sandwich. what casino of wine do you have? >> dave would always go the extra mile for a laugh. in new york, suzanne marquez for cbs-3 "eyewitness news". oh, that he did. you won't want to miss the last three late shows with david letterman. tonight tom hanks sit down with dave for the 60th time.
that's at 11:35 tonight after "eyewitness news" at 11:00. right here on cbs-3. jane paul did i real nice job as well sunday morning. >> just fantastic. >> i watched that, yes learned a lot, too. that was fun. >> you forget half back the show goes. see all of these different shot. he said he doesn't remember all of the segments that he saw re aired. >> it will be tough going into the studio, he says but he was processing. >> trying to remember everything. >> wow. check it out tonight. we'll take a short break. be right back. good morning.
there's over two hundred thousand students in philadelphia. jim kenney and tony williams are fighting over public schools versus charters. i think they're both wrong...it's making sure they all get a good education. teachers should have their contracts respected. they also should be held accountable. and it's wrong philadelphia gets less school funding than other parts of pennsylvania. i'll work with harrisburg to change that. but if they refuse i'll take them to federal court. as mayor i'll do what's right for them. >> good morning, everyone, here's what's happening. this is new video from penn station, where trains from new york to philadelphia have just departed. northbound trains going from philadelphia to new york are
set to leave in just about a minute right now. over the weekend crews made the necessary repairs to the track damaged in tuesday's deadly derailment. amtrak has also upgraded its safety measures, putting in place a speed control system for northbound trains, southbound system had already been in place. >> also, today president obama is in camden, where he'll check out the city's community policing effort. the president will also meet with young people, during his visit to the city. >> nine bikers are dead, and 18 injured after a violence broke out among at least five rival gangs at a central texas restaurant. police locked down parts of the town of wako, and at least 100 people are being questioned by police. >> 5:53, let's check in with katie and get our forecast. >> forecast, generally speaking, off to pretty nice start here. we do have the mugginess factor going for us on a monday morning, atlantic city though the sun shining through some cloud cover and even though it is a tad hazy man
it feels like summer outside. doesn't it? storm scan3 showing one two isolated little pockets of showers, might wake up to or walk out to damp road. but no major issues for the morning drive. that said, today and tomorrow feature scattered variety of showers storms, primarily p.m. time frame for that summer like warmth and humidity, and it will get wiped away come wednesday. justin? >> something to look forward to if you don't like the typical summer like conditions. let's take you to the boulevard. between ridge and wissahickon the taillights are northbound, both directions, good speeds, this hour. so looking pretty good for this monday morning so enjoy t if you are about to hit the roads in the next few minutes we take you to 76 past 202 both directions, also, good shape, this morning still little haze out there to deal with. but no intense fog, so visibilities looking good. also the burlington bristol bridge opening approximately 6:25 this morning. stay with us, we'll be right
>> amtrak service just restored from philadelphia, to new york, and jan carabeo joins us at 30th street station, with an update on the investigation. >> italian market marking 100 years of food and family. this morning we're introducing you to some of the people who have been working there the longest to gave you a true taste of italy. that's next.
>> also seen septa trains along the rales as well this morning, once again service has been restored by amtrak. >> amtrak crews spent the weekend repairing those tracks and installing speed controls on the tracks at the site of that crash. "eyewitness news" reporter jan carabeo, at 30th street station, with the latest on this. >> crews have work around the clock, at the crash site in port richmond. cleaning up debris, and repairing rail, in order to service between philly and new york city by monday morning. how much, 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? >> n and you know that's a great