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good morning, new this morning, a new jersey barn goes up in flames, coming up what hampered efforts to if the this three alarm fire under control. and, students head back to class today after a gun scare, a at the community college of philadelphia. we're live with the latest on the investigation. >> who do you like for 2016? >> please try to be impartial here. who do you think is most qualified to hold office in 2016. >> the lady i saw singing on saturday night live. >> late night with former president bill clinton talking campaign 2016, trump, and even the pope, he we have more of this coming up. good morning, it is wednesday, october 7th i'm
erika von tiehl. i'm nicole brewer. we will get your day started with weather and traffic with justin and meisha. >> good morning, happy hump day. road are looking good. it is a lot of overnight construction projects to talk about but justin first lets talk about that weather. it sound like we will have the nice 70's. >> great news for morning commuters, we will not have to worry about any weather. but we are seeing a few cloud through the the region, mid to high level cloud, you can still see that moon, and that is keeping temperatures milder as warmer air mass continues to build in. but nice and quiet on storm can three. the those clouds are passing by. partly cloudy skies, really throughout the next few hours before we hit sunrise and then temperatures we will still look at 61 at the airport in philadelphia. mid 50's cooler spots up in lehigh valley. looking at 52 in millville. is there the suburbs. we are not dealing with 40's like we did yesterday, it is possible some suburbs dip down in the upper 40's especially
quakertown and doylestown but overall we're dealing with milder conditions this morning. light breeze to deal without of the west to northwest at five, maybe up to 10 miles an hour. bringing down temperatures at 9:00 we have looking at sun and cloud. 63 degrees. the nice lunch break, heading outside, temperatures near 70, sun and included and afternoon highs. we will be topping off in the mid 70's. well above average. it looks great the at the the shore. cracking lower 70's in the sunshine and poconos, low to mid 60's. we will talk about how long this pleasant weather last in the seven day forecast in a few minutes but lets see is what going on the road, meisha. >> awesome, sound good, justin. roads are looking g still early and dark outside. you see flashing late due to overnight construction. this is i-95 northbound ramp to cottman is closed. you can see the the arrow indicating it the is shut down and we have crews out on foot. make necessary for those in and ought of the area. thinks one of the busiest areas in the morning more so in the the southbound
direction. just make note of it at cottman. we know it will be busy. for those in new jersey 42 freeway north bound at creek road looking good and quiet as we are trying to approach 295, just a few headlights. now, some construction we should talk about, route 42 freeway, this is route the 42 southbound between the 25 and 55, two lanes are blocked and then moving in the northbound direction, one right lane is block, make note of that. 676, also near 76, two left lanes are block and 76 eastbound between 634 and route 42, two lanes block, erika, back over to you. new this morning an investigation is underway in the cause of this three alarm bond fire in mercer county, new jersey. "eyewitness news" on the scene overnight the at pennington tit usville road in pennington. no hydrants were in the area so, fire fighters brought in tank tours knock down the the the fire. barn is a total loss but good news is that no animals were hurt in the blaze. classes will resume at
community college of philadelphia, one day after the campus went into lock down for a reported gunman. >> a 17 year-old boy was taken in custody but no gun was ever found. "eyewitness news" reporter justin finch is live this morning, justin. >> reporter: this morning police are digging to determine if a gun was ever involved in that incident yesterday. so far police do have someone in custody and meantime after that tense tuesday, ccp students and staff are heading back to class. here's a look at that 17 year-old being taken in by police yesterday. last check he has not been facing charges, nor have police found a weapon. mid-morning tuesday a lock down was called after a report of an on campus fight between two minaj 17 and 19, and the accuser reportedly told police he saw that 17 year-old with a weapon. for more than one hour, swat and police officers combed the ccp's spring garden campus searching for a suspect and a gun. the teen was later found in a
campus building but police tell us that despite the the accuser's claim there was in sign of a weapon. >> there is a witness that did not see a gun, young man that we have in custody said he never had a gun. so, we don't know. we do not know whether or the not he actually saw a gun, whether he presume he had a gun, or we just don't know but we have not found one and we have found no evidence so far to indicate that he did have have one, although we could be wrong. the investigation is continuing. >> reporter: the the investigation continuing as you heard the commissioner says and, of course, he says the stories at that point were not connecting but city police already were on high alert after all live threats were posted, again, philadelphia campuses and university including colleges. we are live at spring garden, i'm just continue finch for cbs-3 "eyewitness news". justin, thank you. stay with "eyewitness news" as new details emerge in the community college scare we will bring you updates and on line at cbs philly.com.
philadelphia police need your help in solving a murder of the transgendered woman. police found keisha jenkins early yesterday morning at 13th and winning hawking street in logan. she had been beaten and shot. she have been working as a prostitute when a group of men approached her. >> the deseed is event had just gotten out of her vehicle at the that location, was assaulted by five or six unidentified males. during at salt one of the males pulled out a gun and while the victim was on the ground shot the victim twice. >> police are not the ruling out a hate crime. they are also looking at robbery as a possible motive. if you have any information, you are asked to give police a call. meanwhile authorities are investigating a disturbing find, a body in the mercer county park. chopper three over robeling park in hamilton township. police responded to that scene and found that body in the weeds. the victim is a white woman believed to be about 40 years old.
there is no word on the cause of the death. anyone with information is asked to contact the the mercer county homicide task force. a public hearing briggs workers together to call for a raise in the minimum wage. "eyewitness news" on the temple university campus where workers organize a public hearing. they are calling for a $5 an hour minimum wage across the the state of pennsylvania. fast food, airport and other low wage workers were among those who spoke at the event. meanwhile governor wolf is propose to go increase the personal income tax by half percent, to help solve pennsylvania's three month budget impasse. the the republican controlled house will vote on the governor proposal today. republican leaders don't believe it will pass. right now 4:37. big presidential appearance on the late hoe with stephen colbert last night, bill clinton join colbert on the set of the ed sullivan theater. they spoke about the clinton global initiative which is working to help millions of people gain access to education, help services and other programs. the former president came out firing also with some jokes.
>> i knew that you are a devout catholic. >> i'm a a cat rick, i don't know about being devout. >> i know you must love this pope, because i do too because i went to a jesuit university but i bet even he doesn't have his own stained glass windows. >> a morning the other topics discussed 2016 election, clinton called donald trump a master brander and denied rumors he asked the businessman to run. he also aid that the next president will likely choose between one and three supreme court justices. of core earnings catch the late show tonight and every week night at 11:35 right here on "eyewitness news" at 11:00. happening today, the knotted grotto will formally close with the inter faith ceremony. the structure bless by pope francis during his trip to philadelphia ace tied with almost 150,000 knotts on which many wrote their struggles and
prayers. at today's closing ceremony will celebrate the the achievement of the sister marry skullion and mercy and justice campaign which creates action around hunger and home lessness. tonight watch the skies, nasa is set to launch a sound being rocket from the site in wallace island virginia between 7:00 and 9:00. the space agency says people all along the east coast may see patches of light which are clouds of barium vapor. if you want time press your friend, look to the sky and do you see that barium vapor. >> very impressive. still a ahead this morning on "eyewitness news", south carolina trying to dry out from historic flooding. now it is coming in to focus. still the latest on the recovery efforts. national transportation safety board now weighing in on the missing cargo ship that set sail in the hurricane. we're back in two minutes, good morning.
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after record flooding. that storm is now blamed for at least 15 deaths, in the state. on tuesday, an 11th day failed and officials are looking for a new round of new flooding. the as of this morning tens of thousands don't have access to drinking water. more than 800 people are staying in shelters and donations are pouring in from around the country. one family was rescued from their attic after posting an s.o.s. on facebook. >> we're here, and we're alive and that is all that matters, my kids are safe. >> what we will do is gut the entire house, dry it the out, and start from scratch. >> and despite yesterday's sunny weather more rain is in the forecast for friday, saturday for south carolina and your heart goes out to them. >> it does, you know how bad damage can be from flooding. >> absolutely. >> so many people affect. >> well, police in our area, we are seeing a pretty nice day. >> it is like a summer feel. that sunnies still strong. you could break out the shorts
potentially. >> yes. >> i got them on right now. >> yes, i decided not to go up to the green wall. above average temperatures, really today and over next couple days, we will talk about some rain chances returning friday. in the a big deal at this point but if you don't like warmth in october and waiting for fall temperatures wait until the weekend, we will cool it back down below average. this morning the not as cool as yesterday. we have had widespread 40's. we are looking at the lower 40's in atlantic city, millville, delaware is waking up to 58. sixty-one at the airport. mullica a cooler spot at 53. chalfont 52. low to mid 50's to the north around quakertown, allentown, mount pocono at 54 degrees. the nice and quiet on storm scan three. we have high level cloud passing by not the producing any rain. this is a sign of the warmer air mass building in. so temperatures surge in the mid 70's today with the mix of
sun and clouds, high pressure over us for thursday, weak front comes by to the north cooling us down slight thely tomorrow. it is dry with sunshine. the highs near 70. here's friday next coal front this one is stronger. it has moisture. it is late in the afternoon. we will see some showers around. the once that front pushes through we will sianni clear skies out saturday and sunday and temperatures get back down in the the mid up toker 60's. not 67 much happening today. we will see more sunshine as we progress in the afternoon. tonight a few cloud around, still will dry, kind of like today a mix of sun and cloud and couple degrees cooler. forecast high of 76 degrees. we will be in the mid 50's for the low. here's that extended forecast, rain returning friday. we will dry out, cooler in the upper 60's, erika and nicole back to you. doctors without borders will hold a news conference to discuss u.s. bombing of the medical clinic in afghanistan. on tuesday, top u.s. commander in afghanistan told a senate panel that the clinic was mistakenly struck. ten patients a and 12 staff
members died in the weekend tack. the doctors without borders is now demanding a fully independent investigation. ntsb investigators continue to search for clues into what caused had el faro cargo ship to lose power and sink. relatives of the 33 people on board, including 28 americans are holding out hope that a loved ones will be found alive. it is 4:45. still ahead this morning on "eyewitness news", mcdonald's starts its all day breakfast menu and another fast food restaurant is fighting back. >> understandable. >> yes. >> but first here's what is coming up tonight on cbs-3. hey guys, thanks for coming. are we in trouble? no, you're not in trouble. i just want to set some ground rules. like what? well, remember last week, when you hit vinnie in the head with a shovel? [chuckling] i do not recall that.
looking at our studio this morning and here's our headlines today. classes resume at the community college of philadelphia one day after campus went into a lock down for a reported gunman. after several tense hour pose lee located the suspect and took him into custody. so far a gun has in the been found. barn goes up in flames in pennington mercer county overnight, fire went to three alarms after fire fighters brought in tank tears bring it under control. no animals were hurt in the fire but the the barn is a total loss. also, the the last morning for the knotted grotto for the cathedral basilica st. peter and paul. structures was unexpectly blessed by pope fran cyst. it is tied with 150,000 knots on which many wrote their struggles and prayers. proposal for philadelphia's second casino has been approved by city planning commission. fit gets final approval live hotel and casino will begin. and plans call for a las vegas
style facility at 900 packer avenue in the the sports complex. it will feature more than 2,000 slot machines and more than 125 table games. sugar house casino is philadelphia's first gambling hall. 4:49. time for a check on business news. >> jill wagner joins us from the insuring stock exchange. we're hearing california has taken a huge step forward when it comes to pay equity. what has it done out there. >> reporter: well, that is right, callus really leveling the playing field when it comes to the wage gap between men and women. governor signed the fair pay act, the law says that bosses just can't pay women less than men for quote substantially similar work, even if they have different titles or work in different locations, and this could be something that other states watch to see how it is implemented and we could see more laws in the summer. >> sound like a great day. we can get behind. that we can get behind mcdonald's rolling out an all day breakfast menu yesterday and we're hearing dunkin' donuts is fighting back with a
strategy or menu of their own, what do you know. >> reporter: here's a warning you where to get hungry. dunkin' donuts has responded to mcdonald's all day breakfast roll out, bring on the bacon. all day coffee and breakfast sandwiches are a huge money maker. now they are testing out a bacon lovers sausage sandwich, sweet black pepper bacon sandwich and if that was not enough a doughnut with crispy bacon and mapel glaze, it sound pretty good. >> yes. >> does that do it for you. >> all things sound good. >> yes. >> but bacon, i don't know, about all of that. now i want a big breakfast. >> me too. >> we will order in. >> jill, thank you. coming up after the break we will get another check of weather and traffic. >> we will be right back. >> eggs, bacon, coffee.
let's get the latest on the roads. meisha, how sit looking. >> good morning everyone. the road are looking g we are dealing with overnight construction still. even though temperatures are starting to dip now that we're in the fall we are still dealing with that construction. we certainly are. here's where we have some. let me back out of the way so you can see the full screen. exton, route 100 in both directions, the left lane, you can see is certainly blocked from the northbound side. it a says both directions but it looks like we are dealing with cones on the other side. this is another area that is just cleared, this is in bucks county, route one southbound between route 413, and business route one, left lane was blocked in this area. now it looks good but we are starting to see headlights, start to peak out there. i showed you this camera a little bit ago, construction 95 northbound the ramp to cottman that was completely closed. as you can see it is opened, so that is good news for those in and around that area construction westbound side of the betsy ross bridge, one lane is opened, until 6:00 a
a.m. so i will update you on that and let you know if anything else changes. and 676 near 76, two left lanes are block. so, now we have got to talk about weather. we have talked about traffic. the roads are looking okay. just still the road construction area but as we dip, temperatures, the things will change and that will get cleared out of the way. >> weather will be quiet and couple more hours we will be battling sun glare. pack your sunglasses heading out this morning. waking up temperatures on the will cool side but not as yesterday. we had widespread 40's, now 50's, even still 60's. milder air mass continues to build in. almost like a summer feel today because that early october sunnies pretty strong. have some clouds rolling over the region right now not producing any rain. partly sunny conditions throughout the morning. we will see mostly sunny skies. mix of sun and clouds, warm, high above average. 76 degrees. the light breeze from the northwest at five to 10 miles an hour.
cool night tonight with temps in the mid 50's. cooler in the suburbs as a weak cold front moves through. that knocks temperatures down on thursday, but that is where we should be highs near 70 degrees. we will warm it back to the mid 70's on friday but watch out for showers late during the the day and then cool back down to the weekend. fall-like conditions return saturday and sunday, breezy temperatures back down in the mid 60's. all right. new back over to you, nicole. now we will get a check of the stories our sister station kyw news radio 1060 is following. stage is set for a showdown in the state house over governor wolf's tax proposals. also are you thinking of getting a deferred interest credit card to finance your holiday purchases. you may want to think again. scientists looking for a cure for cancer are turning to elephants. check in two, three, four times a day on kyw news radio. forbes under 30 continues in philadelphia with the big music festival. "eyewitness news" at festival pier on penns landing. they feature the world's
brightest young mind trying to find ways to improve the world. they are all under the age of 30 and making a difference in the feel of technology, science, food, and entertainment. they did the rocky run yesterday too. so they had a jammed packed schedule in philadelphia. >> great group of people. still ahead on "eyewitness news" we are live with the latest on the the campus scare at the the community college of philadelphia. also a ahead scary moments on the highway, look right here as a semi loses control and flips, more of this dash cam video coming up. and officials intentionally started this brush fire but now it is burning out of control. we will have details when we come back at the top of the hour, stay with us.
it bakes to class this morning for students and staff at the community college of philadelphia, one day after a gun scare. so far though no gun has been found. we're live with an update. new this morning a three alarm fire burns in mercer county, new jersey, very latest on that barn fire is ahead. philadelphia police investigating the murder of the transgendered women they are looking to see if she was targeted. good morning, it is wednesday, october 7th i'm erika von tiehl. aim nicole brewer. the justin and meisha keeping an eye on things, good morning to you. >> good morning. happy hump day to you. it is feeling really nice and it is looking nice but we are dealing with construction. we are used to this coming off summer moving in the fall, justin, how are you doing out
there. >> it is really nice outside, not as cool as yesterday but still pretty comfortable. maybe going outside for that morning work out. excellent conditions out there nice and dry today. we will warm it up a as well. here are current numbers across the delaware valley a as we have cloud holding in the heat a little bit. sixty-one at the airport. cool spot in the south jersey pine land, we are in the the lower 50's at this hour as well as north western suburbs, lehigh valley is warmer this morning in the mid 50's. we were talking about upper 30's yesterday morning. it doesn't look like we will be seeing that. we will see milder temperatures. sign that warmer air mass is building n some clouds rolling through right now, storm scan three, mid to high level cloud not producing any rain n need for rainy jacket the when you leave the house this morning into the afternoon. we will see increasing sunshine. wind are calm to 5 miles an hour out of the northwest, humidity levels stay le today. here's that school day forecast. we will talk about 8:00 o'clock temperatures in the the lower 60's. 3:00 o'clock mid