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>> right now on "eyewitness news" we're counting down the days until christmas. malls are jammed full of shoppers trying to grab those gifts before it's too late. good evening, i'm natasha brown. thanks for joining us. it was a chilly day for shopping today but that hasn't stopped hordes of people from filling stores all around the area. "eyewitness news" reporter rahel solomon is live at the cherry hill mall. rahel i was out there earlier. i already know what that crowd is like. >> reporter: oh, well, you already know, natasha, good evening. that's right. unside the mall right now you will find shopping bags on shopping bags. so many people inside right now and many folks telling me before they even got here or met with these crowds they
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were met with crowds out ther there. from the traffic just getting to the mall, to the packed parking lots, once shoppers arrived. >> complaining so much. >> we couldn't find parking for like 30 minutes. >> we were looking for parking for 30 minutes. >> yeah, 30 minutes. we were look, for valet but we couldn't find any. >> a whole lot of people. parking lot was full, everything. it's a mess. >> reporter: one thing is clear here at the cherry hill mall we are just days away from christmas. it's the so-called super saturday. >> it's a lot of cutting like through. >> there's a lot of pushing and shoving at h and m. i had to like -- >> reporter: step back. >> yeah. i was like to raise my hands up and go. >> reporter: as last minute shoppers battle the crowds and long lines retailers tried to make it worth their while with major savings while groups like the salvation army hope they would get a piece of the holiday shopping action, too. and to accommodate this demand
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cherry hill have extended their mall hours today through wednesday, they're open until 11:00 which natasha i'm very personally happy about because i still have some shopping to do so i'll send it back town we're going to head inside the mall. reporting live, rahel solomon cbs3 "eyewitness news." >> thank you very much. take care. plenty of the shoppers were bundled up before they got into the mall i'm sure. finally feels like december in philadelphia in jack frost/big boulder they made snow for skiing season but will the weekend chill stick around? meteorologist lauren casey is live in the weather center with a first look at the forecast. lauren. >> thanks, natasha. hard to believe our temperatures were right around average but we've been sold so mild over these last really two months that it felt so cold and right now temperatures they're chilly. 39 degrees right now in philadelphia, still hearty breeze out of the west northwest around 18 miles an hour so it feels more like
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30 degrees right now. wind chill also 30 degrees down the shore. temperature 37 degrees. we're in the 20's in the poconos with that westerly wind up around 14. feels like 17 degrees right now and with that winter like feel we also have some winter like scenery on storm scan3 showing as you few light passing snow showers moving through parts of the poconos, seeing a couple flurries that did pass by parts of central new jersey over the past couple hours. as we head into the overnight period things are going quiet down a bit and we'll see a few clouds linger over the next couple hours. otherwise clear sky conditions overnight tonight. still breezy all throughout the evening hours and overnight with temperatures dropping and we'll be dropping down to our coldest night of the season so far so we'll talk about where temperatures will settle in by morning. our highs tomorrow and then a big, of course warmup in time for christmas. we'll be talking about record warmth once again so i'll have all that coming up in your full forecast in just a few. >> thank you lauren.
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police meantime southwest philadelphia are looking for a killer at this hour. they say a 23-year-old man was shot to death in broad daylight on the 5500 block of bellmawr street. it happened about 11:00 this morning. police say they found the 23-year-old man with gun shot wounds to his neck, back and shoulder. doctors pronounced him dead at the hospital. anyone with information should contact police right away. one person is in the hospital tonight after a car slams into a house in mayfair. it happened this morning about 6:30 on the 3100 block of levick street. crews from licenses and inspections responded to the home because part of the wall caved in. no word toght on the victim's condition and the cause of the crash is also still under investigation. and now to campaign 2016, the democratic presidential candidates are gearing up for their last debate of the year. tonight's big faceoff comes as the party scrambles to clear up some controversy. cbs news correspondent jeng
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has more. >> reporter: democrats line the streets in manchester, new hampshire showing support for presidential candidates ahead of their third and final debate of the year. political analysts say voters in the critical primary state are eager to hear plans for national security, income equality and ways to combat drug abuse. >> with the increase in prominence of national security issues they're starting to pay more attention to the commander in chief question. >> reporter: but the issues could be clouded by controversy. here at the media center, journalists from around the world have been following a civil within the democratic party. on friday, the democratic national committee discovered four bernie sanders staffers improperly took information compiled by hillary clinton's campaign. early saturday it regained access after reaching an agreement with the dnc. >> this is sort of a side show issue that -- that i don't think will and shouldn't be
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the focus of the debate tonight. but the data breach is expected to come up during tonight's debate. >> for bernie sanders it puts him on the defensive going into a debate in which he really needs to be on the offensive against hillary clinton. >> reporter: both sanders and former maryland governor martin o'malley are scrambling to catch clinton the dominant frontrunner. weijajang for cbs "eyewitness news." >> 15-year-old davion dobson was killed by a group of gunmen who fired into a crowd. dobson jumped on top of three girls to shield them. family and friends are calling the teenager a hero for his actions. >> it was good to know that he was willing to protect others but it was sad because he had to give up his own life for i it. >> investigators say the shooting was gang related but
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the targets were chosen at ran do. so far police have arrested one person in connection with the shooting. and zatarans is recalling red beans and rice. the boxes were sold by giant food stores. they have an affected sell by date of july 31st. consume ertz should not return the product instead just throw it away. contact them for a refund. it was a hero's welcome for one member of the military this morning. army private first class joshua finney arrived home safely at philadelphia international airport. in addition to his wife and family members, they were there early to escort finney to his home in delaware. >> it's a blessing. i mean, i don't always get to be home. i'm always away. so it's a great feeling to actually be around family. >> reporter: private finney
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sed says he was truly surprised by this huge welcome. he says he's looking forward to spending the holidays with his family. welcome home. "star wars the force awakens" is shattering records at the box office. >> ♪ >> the force, it's calling to you. >> the film has already grossed $250 million worldwide and is number one in 44 global markets. it's also on track to top jurassic world for the biggest opening weekend in u.s. box office history. critics have loved j.j. abrams revival of the franchise. "the force awakens" currently has a 95 percent rating on are the 10 tomatoes.com and i cannot wait to see it. >> ladies and gentlemen, the beatles. [cheers and applause] >> just in time for the christmas holiday you may finally be able to stream your favorite beatles songs. according to several published reports, the fab four's music will be available christmas eve on popular service like
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spotify and apple music and that could lead to more people signing up for subscriptions. when the beatles reached itunes in 2010 they sold 2 million songs in their first week. and santa is spreading some holiday love in north philadelphia today. nhs human services hosted its fifth annual holiday party for children and their families. each child received gifts and posed for pictures with santa. they were also able to get their faces painted as well. it was just one of the fun activities at the holiday party. everybody had a good time out there looks like. still to come on "eyewitness news" tonight, today was a perfect sweater day, right. just ask all these runners out there. find out why they were hitting the pavement in their ugliest christmas threads. startling new study about car seat safety. why some parents need to make some serious changes. lauren. >> we have one more cold day in store before another warmup takes place. i'll let you know when we
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could hit 70 degrees coming up in your forecast. >> wow. and straight ahead in sports, villanova facing off against power house virginia. lesley van arsdale has highlights from a day full of college basketball action. that's all coming up. glad you're with us. this holiday, ford america's best-selling brand is giving you more. the ford holiday sales event... with 0% financing for 60 months on 2015 f-150 and focus and 2016 fusion and escape. plus 1,000 dollars holiday bonus cash on 2015 focus and 2016 fusion and escape. it's the best gift ever. now during the ford holiday sales event get 0% financing for 60 months plus 1,000 dollars holiday bonus cash on select vehicles. see your local ford dealer.
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>> tonight on the health watch a new study finds most families taking a new born baby home from the hospital
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make safety mistakes when it comes to car seats. researchers in oregon found 91 percent of families surveyed made at least one serious error regarding installation or use. the study was printed in the journal of pediatrics. doctors say some children with appendicitis can now be treated without requiring any surgery. researchers found in three out of four kids with uncomplicated appendicitis were treated successfully with just antibiotics. they do caution that appendicitis can be unpredictable and parents should not try to avoid surgery against the advice of their doctor. also check it out. all of these christmas baskets are going to needy families. "eyewitness news" at sacred heart church on ferry avenue in camden, new jersey. there are 1,000 of these baskets in total and they are filled with food and lots of love. volunteers began delivering the baskets to families in south camden today. the church is doing it to help feed the hungry this holiday
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season. help spread holiday joy with our joy of sharing toy fest. buy a new unwrapped toy and bring it to one of our drop-off locations. we put a complete list of all the locations at cbsphilly.com/toy fest. the toys will be given to the salvation army the uso and boys and girls club. you have a great opportunity as well to help this monday. bring your toy by our studios at 1555 hamilton street and drop them off. you don't even need to get out of your car. we're making it very easy for you. we're going to start taking your toys at 6:00 a.m. and will finish up at 8:00 p.m. so you have all day to help make the holidays much brighter for children in need. it was a perfect day to layer up with the ugly holiday sweaters and go for a run perhaps. hundreds turned out for the ugly sweater run in philadelphia's fairmount park today. the run benefits save the children. the organization protects can kids from abuse in the united states and all around the world. >> we're helping kids survive and thrive by bringing --
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giving them a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. >> the 3-mile course featured inflatable decorations. look like everybody had a great time with their ugly sweaters on. you needed sweaters and everything else today. >> yeah, you needed the whole getup, multiple sweaters maybe. temperatures actually we got to 42 degrees, our average high 44 but we're just so -- >> are we just so spoiled we don't know what this is like. >> we are absolutely spoiled. we're on the naughty list this year because we are spoiled. it's a cold and blustery night across center city right now. getting a live look on skycam3. that chill settling in as temperatures drop off now that the sun has set and skies are mostly clear across center city but we do have a few snowflakes flying but up in the higher elevations on storm scan3 showing some scattered snow showers moving through parts of the poconos even a few flurries over parts of central new jersey over the last couple hours but that
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activity will start to wane as we head into the overnight period. neighborhood network showing us the chilly temperatures, 37 degrees right now in cinnaminson, wind speeds still up there around 7 miles per hour, norristown wind speeds up around 11 miles per hour. current temperature 35 degrees in wayne and mays landing reporting 35 degrees and most of our reporting sites down into the 30's, save mount pocono down into the 20's. 28 degrees right now. chilly night in wildwood at 39 degrees and we're at 39 in philadelphia with those wind speeds 15 to 20 miles per hour adding to that wind chill element in a big way. feeling more like 30 degrees right now in philly, feeling like 20's in millville. same case in the lehigh valley, feeling like teens in the poconos and as we head into the night tonight you'll definitely want to bundle up if you're heading out on this saturday night. wind chill temperatures only dropping as we head throughout the overnight. tomorrow morning feeling like middle 20's in philadelphia to wake up to at the 7 o'clock hour, feeling like 24 in trenton and as we head through the day tomorrow, it's still
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going to be very blustery and very cold. still feeling like 38 degrees in philadelphia and those wind chills will likely not escape the 40's as we head through the day tomorrow, so if you're heading out to the eagles game you'll want to bundle up for sure. wind chill temperatures still chilly by monday morning but then we are going to kick in a very big warmup as we head into monday afternoon but overnight tonight our seasons son's coldest dropping down 28 degrees. we have yet to be in the 20's so far this season but our average low, 29 degrees so we'll be pretty close to that. as we head into tomorrow, sunny and brisk a high of 45 degrees. not as breezy as the conditions we had today. west to southwesterly winds at around 10 miles per hour but it will still add a little bit of a wind chill element. december days, well, the trend has been for warmth with the exception of today. days where we've been at or above 60 degrees so far this month, seven. the record in all time history in philadelphia is eight of those days for the month of december which occurred back
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in 1998 and 1951. we will break this record as we head into the seven-day forecast later this week but for tomorrow, we won't. temperatures chilly across the region. 38, sunshine, less wind in the poconos, still chilly down the shore high temperatures in the middle 40's and we'll top off in the middle 40's in philadelphia and then we do kick off that warming trend monday afternoon for the first full day of winter, 56 degrees for the high temperature. mostly cloudy conditions. a passing shower on tuesday. we're in the low 60's. mid middle 60's by wednesday with a very good chance of some shower activity and there is a 70-degree reading there on christmas eve. >> wow. >> that would destroy the record high temperature and christmas at this point looks really nice. a few passing clouds and a high of 60. >> that is so unbelievable. i am so okay with this. you have no idea how okay i am with this. >> we're going need ugly christmas shorts instead of sweaters you. >> i totally agree.
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love it. all right lesley lots of college basketball. >> tons of college basketball. villanova taking on eighth ranked virginia. to the second half villanova trailing. kris jenkins doing his parter drains the 3-pointer. he had a game high 23 points. that's cut virginia's lead to three. back come the cavaliers. next possession london fuentes draining the 3-pointer. they take a 68-62 lead. we have just under two minutes left, malcolm broad bend showing some range hits the three. villanova will loss to virginia 86-75 the final. illinois state visit hawk hill. first half bembry from distance dropped one of his four 3-pointers on the day. in the second half bembry very active this time going the show off his dunking skills. finished with 16 points nine rebounds seven assists. the hawks win 79 to 65. ursinus visiting penn at the palestra. eric williams able to hit the
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jumper. he had nine points on the day but check out sam jones stepping up for penn hits one of his five 3-pointers on the day. penn will win 73 to 66. we have delaware state take on temple. dell state looking for their first win of the sean. haywood with the drive and great slot from underneath. they were down by eight at the half. and of course the temple cheerleaders in their festive holiday outfits. second half temple a little sloppy again. temple hangs on to win 78 to 63. well, the flyers will try to continue their winning ways in columbus tonight against the blue jackets. the orange and black on a seven-two-one run right now. to the eagles, eagles with a huge matchup tomorrow night. the cardinals will visit them at the linc. pretty much seems like we've said every game this is a must win game since they picked up that seventh loss of the season against the lions on thanksgiving. tomorrow they'll have to knock off a division leader but the eagles have picked up some
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momentum in the past few weeks. >> it's a great opportunity for our ball club, you know, i look at it that way. this is a defense that prides themselves on being athletic and diverse in terms of what they can do in the back end. they have some talented players and it's going to be a great matchup for our grouply we he feel we have the best group in the business and it's going have to go he to work this weekend. >> it's big one you don't want to miss toyota sunday kickoff this sunday at 11:30 right here on cbs3. enjoy me and sports director don bell along with a panel of experts including the voice of the eagles merrill reese. we'll get you ready for eagles-cardinals. >> that's going to be a good game and again every game is a must win clearly right. >> i know. natasha was visiting us and asked what's going happen.
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>> allison jackson and i have stationed in turkey. we had like to wish everybody back in the wilkes-barre area a very happy holiday season. >> merry christmas mom mom and pop pop. >> happy new year. >> very nice. young musicians are raising money all for a great cause this holiday season. >> ♪ silent night >> she sounds so great. my gosh. the youngsters joined forces with professional musicians at the chestnut hill farmers market. all proceeds go to the philadelphia chapter of the make a wish foundation. they are awesome. >> how old are they.
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>> ♪ >> lauren, it's getting colder. >> yes. 28 degrees overnight tonight and still breezy. 45 tomorrow but a lot of nice sunshine and not quite as breezy as we head into tomorrow afternoon. monday is the the first full day winter but we'll warm up to middle 50's. 60's by tuesday. little more wet weather as we head into midweek. christmas eve, woo, 70 degrees a record breaker. >> wow. that is unbelievable. thank you. no complaints here. that's "eyewitness news" for now. i'm natasha brown. for lesley lauren all of us
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here we appreciate you joining us and we're always on cbsphilly.com. we're back with you at 10:00 on the cw philly and we'll see you at 11:00. have a great night. >> ♪
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>> axelrod: the democratface off in their final debate of the year, but it's a computer breach taking center stage. the snow shuffles in to buffalo finally, but no one's smiling at the weather out west. a hero's sacrifice. a high school football player dies in a shooting shielding others with his body. and author mitch albom on the failure behind his grand-scale success. >> the effort that i put in to achieve what i've been able to do in the world of writing is a direct result of my failure. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> axelrod: good evening. i'm jim axelrod. with the first votes now set to be cast in a little more than six weeks, the democratic candidates for president are getting ready for their third

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