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tracking more potent cold frontal passage here today. that's where the problems are coming from, in terms of the steamy necessary, and the heat and obviously the humidity issues. this morning, more rounds every fog as well as showers. start things off by taking you into tighter zoom what's happening on this area radar. see specifically through berks county some steadier rain rolling throughout side of the reading area. steady rain in the last hour or so. really round one. we will see this roll through with in the next couple of hours, i would say by the time the typical morning rush is winding down so this this. but it doesn't mean you're out of the woods just yet. currently visibilities aren't ideal obvious lip most of russ finding reduced visibilities out there. not as bad in wilmington, for example, but wildwood, half that. you get the idea. so patchy, but certainly out there. light enough wind, plenty of moisture allowing the fog to
form. hour by hour, we once again expect to see at least enough sunlight to help get in the mid 80s you know what, that sunlight and the heating of the day that can actually end up lead to go problems for us later on in the form of some stronger thunderstorms. >> we will town discuss. here is how we expect it to pan out holt, steamy, 84 degrees the average only seven, a we are going to get back to much more typical territory as soon as the cold front crosses. again, much more detail on when that transition starts to take place and just how cool it start to get bit later in the show. justin, over to you. >> good morning, katie. just enough road spray fog and mist, to use the wiper blades this morning, just keep that in mind on your morning ride. you may want to slow it down just little bit. outside, see what's happening on the traffic camerasment looking at the ben franklin bridge again see the visibility bit low. traffic moving both inbound and out bound of the city. here we go, 76, spring garden, both directions moving okay. tough to see the buildings in the background, indicating
there is a little fog and mist to deal with. new jersey turnpike closed between exits one and exits two. that's 322 northbound side, two tractor-trailers involved in the accident. one lane on the southbound side closed as well. flan on using 29a back to the city we go, roosevelt b northbound southbound, traffic lights back at bustleton avenue. no cross-traffic going on there. >> left lane block due to construction early this morning, now area speeds for the most part looking in good shape, 50 miles per hour on the vine street expressway, looking good on the blue route, running at the speed limit. same deal on 95 through northeast philadelphia and 295 look good, as women. that's a look at your ride this morning ukee, back to you. >> good morning, here's what's happening the in the news, philadelphia police hear gunfire and find a murder victim. now they are trying to track down the killer. "eyewitness news" reporter jan carabeo over at police headquarters right now to tell you more about it.
jan? >> reporter: ukee, right now police have very few leads but they are going through the evidence that they do have, at the same time there is morning, they are trying to identify the victim who they say was shot at at least 18 times. shot at point blank range. police are is her clinic for a killer tuesday morning, after finding a man's bullet riddled body on a west philadelphia street. >> we found 18 spent shell casings. those shell casings were all several feet and many of them, most of them, were just inches from the victim's bod. >> i 19th district police on patrol near connestoga and thompson streets heard the gunshot just after 11:30 last night. when they arrived on the 1300 block of connestoga, they found a man shot in his chest stomach, and both legs and arms. >> at this time, the victim is a john doe. we have no identification on him. we do not know who he is. he appears to be a male in his mid 20's. >> and at this point investigators don't have a motive. witnesses or description of
the suspect. but investigators did find those spent shell casings on the scene and near the body, they also found an s.u.v. that smelled of marijuana with a gun visible on the front passenger side floor. >> at this time we're hold that buick at the crime scene. that will buick will be told to our police garage. we're not certain if that is the weapon used to commit this homicide. how much, the weapon was found in the vehicle just several feet from where the victim was shot and pronounced dead on the scene. >> now the area where the shooting happened, police say; largely a residential area. how much, they have located zombies nearby that they hope have surveillance video. anyone with information is asked to call police. we're reporting live outside of philadelphia police headquarters, jan carabeo cbs-3, "eyewitness news". >> jan, police also looking for the robber who pistol whipped a man in olneyment detective tell us the man was robbed on 3900 block of champ
blows avenue just before midnight. we're told he's in stable condition right now. it is reelection day we are just under two hours away from voters heading to the polls. six candidates are seeking the democratic nomination for philadelphia mayor. "eyewitness news" reporter justin finch joins us now, he is in west philadelphia, where candidate anthony hardy williams will vote later today. justin, good morning. >> reporter: erika ukee, good morning, that's right by tonight, that number should fall from six hopefuls down to one. the candidate were campaigning out last night down to the very last minute here. anti polling place by 7:00 today the polls will show up and make their decision. let's take you now to video from overnight or rather last night. "eyewitness news" cameras following former d.a. lynn abraham at the close pin and she met with voters, shook hands, campaigning last night. the former d.a. said she has experience on her side. we also saw state senator anthony hardy williams out
campaigning too all around the city starting at reading term nam, making his way as west philadelphia just yet yesterday. now both lynn abraham as well as state senator hardy williams have about the second place spot on some polls coming up about the race. councilman jim kensy far ahead in those numbers, coming in at 42%, abraham and williams coming in at second, at a tie at 15%. we should also mention three other candidates on the ballot here that's street, oliver, as well as former common pleas judge, nelson diaz. the winner of the primary that should go down tonight should go up against the republican presumptive nominee melissa murray bailey. back out live here, anthony hardy will set to arrive here at this elementary school to cast his ballot at 7:00. this morning or so. the pollose at about 8:00 tonight. we are live in west philly,
justin fin. cbs-3, "eyewitness news". >> justin, thank you. now, the race for mayor is not the only big issue on the ballot today in philadelphia. there are also several hotly contested primaries for seats on city council. also vote letters be weighing in on four ballot questions including non-binding referendum on whether the city should have control over philadelphia public schools. once again justin mentioned polls open from 7:00 this morning until 8:00 tonight. >> stay with "eyewitness news" for continuing coverage of the race for mayor. before you head to the polls go ahead check out the voter resource guide. we have that for you at cbsphilly.com. we'll also have the latest result for you on the website after the polls close, as well as that "eyewitness news" this evening and of course tomorrow morning too. ukee? >> erika, today marks one wean week since the amtrak train derailment killed eight people in port richmond. investigators have been focusing on speed. they say, it was going more than 100 miles an hour.
now, the fbi is trying to determine if an object hit the locomotive's windshield. investigators have ruled out a bullet. a septa train also took a hit to it windshield. the septa police chief says rock throwing at trains happens frequently. >> the message we want to get across is that we don't want anybody in our track area. we want folks to understand the danger of throwing rocks at trains, it is not a fun activity. >> the national transportation safety board recommends installing cameras in amtrak locomotives. amtrak has resumed all service between philadelphia and new york. we certainly invite to you stay with "eyewitness news" for continuing coverage of the amtrak tragedy. when you are not near your television, you can always go on line at cbsphilly.com. >> a suspect in the kidnapping and rape after woman in philadelphia's fishtown neighborhood is behind bars this morning. twenty-four year old manuel citron taken into custody on princeton avenue.
on friday, may first they say he kidnapped a woman walking on east york street and forced her into a van. police then say he sexually assaulted his 22 year old victim then released her at almond and boston streets. >> 5:09 right now. still ahead new warning for police after a deadly biker gang shoot-out. why office remembers now on high alert. >> also, this isn't what you want to see when you walk out the door. the search is on for a tire slasher in a local community. >> and, president obama visit camden. a positive message about keeping the community safe. you don't want to miss this funny exchange with former president on twitter. we'll tell you what this is all about coming up. >> katie is update ago stormy forecast, including the threat for some severe weather later this afternoon. we'll check traffic and weather together when we come
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>> pine wood section of levittown, neighbors awoke to tires slashed. total of 28 tires slashed. one resident vince had two cars vandalized. he replaced the tires on his truck, but did not want to spend the money for both vehicles. >> 180 for the other two by the time you pay the deductible, raise the rate, you are not gaining. >> so it comes right out of your pocket? >> no matter what. >> most people suffered two tires. the way they park your cars down there out on the drive part of your car faces out toward the roadway, it appears he was slicing both tires on each car. >> police have surveillance video from one home, they say they are looking for male suspect in his 30's.
police in wako texas on alert, might be the target of biker members. may be head today avenge the death of nine bikers killed in a bloody shoot-out over the weekend of the police charged total of 170 suspect and set their bail at $1 million each. sunday's shoot-out between police and motorcycle gangs also left 18 people dead. >> it is 5:13, let's get our traffic and weather together. here's kate. >> i good morning ukee, hey everyone starting things off on very steamy note here in the delaware vale. yet again. you will find the fog little more pronounced than it was yesterday. also going to find some showers out there, in a bit more widespread fashion than they were yesterday as well. so it really is the sign that there is something coming. it is our frontal boundary that has yet to cross through. so, what we've had through the overnight, actually pretty steady rain through portions of the southern delmarva peninsula, separate pocket here moving its way across berks and the northern branch of lancaster county, it will be crossing through montgomery, bucks counties as
some showers. but again, you have some fog out there, even if it is not raining where you are. so damp, steamy, very muggy start to the day. now, this front eventually does cross through high pressure will regain control. there is a piece of energy that will cross the country here, in the days ahead. and even though it is expected to primarily stay off to the south, it does bring in certainly more clouds by thursday. we walk you through the whole pattern here so today tracking cold front. this afternoon and evening especially, could produce some strong thunderstorms produce very gusty wind, maybe small size hail, can't rule it out certainly heff had i downpours in any heavy thunderstormsment come late tonight in fact right into tomorrow, we are going to clear out nicely, certainly, we start to see the cooler breeze kick in from the northwest, high pressure regains control. with the disturbance off to the south on thursday, we do expect more clouds, i don't want to completely rule out shower, through the southern tear of our area, and it is possible, at least so at least call it chance right now. meanwhile, steam which some sunshine today and everybody's fair game for
scattered showers and storms, tonight, we drop it down to cooler 58 degrees. certainly, breezy, but it feels more refreshing. and that's kind of the story here, right into the upcoming weekends, even despite more clouds on thursday, it is not bad. and perfect for picnic plans both friday and saturday. so make some outdoor plans even if it is not the traditional picnic. do something. >> do something. >> oh! >> finally good memorial day weekends. >> overall looks very, very pleasant right now. >> love it. >> thanks, katie. >> nice, my man? >> memorial day weaken, one of those fickle times. sometimes chilly, sometimes steamy hot. never know. >> you got that. and this morning, with the traffic, you never know what you will get. little mess out there as far as the weather goes. see some fog, mist, some road spray, need the wipers, slow it down few extra miles per hour. looking at the vine street expressway, again, volume still is okay this morning. little bit of wet roads to deal with, as passing showers mover on through. we take you to the ben franklin bridge, looking from new jersey, again visibility
down little bit. but moving good in both directions. no restrictions on the bridges. into delaware woe go, looking at area speeds, no problems, route one, route 40, and to 95, 495 around wilmington, now, if you have plans to go across the delaware memorial bridge, and hit the turnpike, new jersey northbound can't do. that will we have closure here. this is between exit one and exit two northbound on the new jersey turnpike, got two tractor-trailers and a bus and passenger vehicle involved in this accident. again, that's between exit one and two, the alternate, 295, if you want to get back on the turnpike, get off at 322 east, hit the turnpike there. back to the city, traffic light are out if he boulevard bustleton avenue no cross-traffic there. also, we have construction eastbound on the pa turnpike, bensalem taking out the left lane. erika, ukee, back to you. >> do you like to draw? well, goose he will has a job for you. >> we'll let you know how you can become a google dad letter. >> all right. and it is the homerun heart break that a lot of folks are
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>> we will see a variety pack today, more widespread coverage than what we saw this same time yesterday. there is the fog for you. actually taking out half of the visibility here of the ben franklin bridge, offer in the distance so with the low-lying cloud cover, do you have worry about that reduced visibility, in addition to the fact, that we've also got showers out there. so damp conditions, anyway.
and even if it is not actually raining where you are at any given time yes you just have to slow it down. later today, there is a second rounds that moves through. actually will mark the arrival and passage of the cold front. so showers storms will come through. potentially with downpours and we can't even rule out small size hail. if not some gustier winds. so, that will be something that we've got to keep a close watch on in the radar here. also, get some sun along the way, lot going on here, by tomorrow we completely clear out, and back to the low and more comfortable low 70s justin, back to you. >> good morning, katie. good to see us clean ever up. little dreary this morning with the fog and mist, some road spray to deal with on the morning drive. we take you to 95. this is delaware county, looking northbound, head lights, to approach the commodore barry bridge, again traffic moving, but still you may need the wipers just enough road spray to cause some problems. to the boulevard at fox street right now. both directions northbound and southbound are looking good. some of the travel times volume is light this early in the morning looking at 95
north from the vine street expressway to woodhaven. that's 14 minute trip on the schuylkill eastbound from the blue route to the vine street expressway, looks good at 14 minutes as well. 422 east from oaks to 202 no problems with light volume. new jersey turnpike closed northbound between exit one and exit two. you want to use 295 to get around that closure. that's a look at your ride. we send it back to you. >> jd, thanks so much. the sixers go into tonight's nba draft lottery with third best odds of getting number one pick in next month's nba draft. they have a 15.6% chance to get it. it is a super long shot, but the sixers could come away with the first six and 11 picks. thanks to deals with the lakers and the heat. cross your fingers have, your good luck charm. you have your good luck charles? >> my lucky bracelets. my mom gave it to me when i turned 30. she used to wear them when i was a little girl, she gave them to me. whenever i wear them, good things happen. they got good stuff all over
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it happened sunday at citizens bank park on mike first career homerun. joyce went for it, glove and all, another fan managed to get it. joyce told our syma chowdhry she was stunned. >> i can't believe did you that you dog. i was just wake really, thinking to myself really? and he nothing he just, yep just kept his back to me and walk away. >> well, joyce and her husband, dan, were celebrating their anniversary at the ball yard. dan was at the concession stand at the time of the homerun, joyce is going to join us this morning 645:67:89 make sure you watch. phillies also are stopping by with a very special surprise. >> help make up for that jerk. >> that's a shame. >> you thought maybe he didn't see her she was saying -- >> i think he was focused on that ball, but after he got the ball and realized what happened. >> turned around? >> sorry man. >> mable ' come in? >> i'm glad they're making it right, phillies making it right for them. >> welshing they know where he
is. maybe he can come in, too. >> know one hearing about it, coming up: everything you need to know before you hit the polls today for primary day. >> also, the video is hard to watch. young girl dragged by her school bus. now we're learning about the punishment for the driver. >> also, it is a one in 50 million chance, what makes these newborn triplets so rare? >> and justin and katie return with your traffic and weather together. we're back at the bottom of the hour. good morning family, see you in a bit.