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>> ♪ >> from the cbs broadcast center in philadelphia, this is cbs3 "eyewitness news." >> right now on "eyewitness news" philadelphia is bundled up. dangerous cold has settled into the region and the worst is yet to come. find out when it's going to feel a lot more like 15 below. and a six alarm fire in northeast philadelphia sends three people including a firefighter to the hospital. more on that in just a moment.
right now we're following breaking news. united states supreme court justice antonin scalia has passed away. authorities say the trenton, new jersey, native appeared to die of natural causes at a texas resort this morning. justice scalia was the longest serving justice on the high court and one of its staunchest conservative members. he was appointed by president ronald reagan back in 1986. justice antonin scalia was 79 years old. we'll have a look back at his life and legacy tonight at 11 o'clock. good evening, i'm natasha brown. thank you so much for joining us. we're turning to our other top story here locally. an auto body shop burst into flames late morning in frankford. it set up a column of smoke that could be seen for miles away. anita oh is on the 4600 block of griscom street where the building is still smoldering at this hour. anita. >> reporter: natasha, fire crews are working into their
eighth hour fighting the six alarm blaze here on griscom street. we're told it started just before 10 o'clock here at this building behind me. i want to show you some of the damage. you can see that the building is still smoldering, there's a lot of collapse here and it's been very burned out and icy conditions are making things tough for firefighters as well. officials say they still don't know what caused this blaze. investigators say seven to eight properties now have fire damage and there were multiple collapses as well. we do know a mother and child as well as a firefighter were taken to a local hospital for minor injuries and as you can imagine these frigid wintry conditions have only made efforts more difficult for fire crews. >> you'll see frozen lines, frozen ice on the building so once you have water flowing in this type of temperature, it freezes up quickly. you have separate conditions for the members. >> reporter: we're told that only a few people had to be
evacuated from the blaze here. there's a warming center set up right here at frankford friends school next door but for now that's the latest in frankford, i'm anita oh, cbs3 "eyewitness news." >> all right, anita, thank you very much. along with the flames the firefighters also had to deal with dangerous cold that's gripping our area tonight. let's turn things over now to meteorologist lauren casey in the weather center with more on this arctic blast that all of us are feeling right about now. lauren. >> yes, it's feeling quite wintry, looking quite wintry. we had another round of snow squalls move through the delaware valley earlier in the day. we pick up a trace of snowfall at philadelphia international airport but storm scan3 showing us the trend of the evening and overnight tonight now that the sun has set, a lot of of those clouds are starting to dissipate, the snow squalls coming to an end. as we head into the evening hours those will no longer be a concern but a concern of course the bitter cold. temperatures right now 16 degrees in philadelphia. we're one below in mount pocono. 14 degrees right now in atlantic city and then of course we're contending with
those whipping winds. your wind chill temperature already subzero and it's only 6 o'clock in philadelphia, getting close to 20 below the feels-like temperature in mount pocono, feeling like five below in allentown and that's because of those intense winds pulling out of the northwest. wind speeds up around 15 to 25 miles per hour and that's not even factoring in those brutal wind gusts. of course we still have this wind chill advisory in effect for the entire area until 9 o'clock tomorrow morning. your wind chill warning in effect for the poconos because of these bitter cold temperatures so we're going to keep around the blustery conditions but the temperatures themselves are going to be dropping down to near record territory. this is in the city. 5 degrees overnight tonight our previous record 2 degrees set back in 1979 so we'll talk about what those wind chill temperatures will feel like by tomorrow morning. you might not want to know but i have the information coming up so stay tuned. >> i'm thinking i probably don't but thank you very much lauren. we'll see you soon. police say a passing snow squall likely contributed to this deadly multi vehicle crash on interstate 78 in
lebanon county pennsylvania. more than 50 vehicles were involved in this huge pileup about 10 o'clock this morning. so far at least three people are confirmed de, nearly 80 are injured. authorities set up a shelter at the scene to help drivers stay warm in these dangerously cold conditions. now to an "eyewitness news" exclusive. a local connection to the machete attack inside ohio. the suspected attacker is mohammed berry and his father lives in philadelphia. authorities say berry ran through the middle eastern restaurant and slashed four people with a machete thursday night. he was later shot and killed by police. now the fbi is investigating whether berry is connected to extremists. berry's father meantime spoke to "eyewitness news" reporter alexandria hoff. >> reporter: you're going ohio. >> yeah. >> reporter: anything -- neighbors are going have questions. you're going ohio.
>> yes. >> reporter: okay. >> all right. >> reporter: all right. >> thank you. >> authorities say berry is of somali heritage and he was in the u.s. on a green card. the university of tennessee is under fire tonight. six women, each of them current or former students are suing the university. they allege that they were sexually discriminated against after reporting a rape by a student athlete between 2013 and 2015. two of the athletes named in the suit are awaiting trial for their rape charges but in other cases the victims claim the school did nothing to help. the nine republican debate takes place on cbs tonight in south carolina. a week ahead of that state's primary. donald trump and ted cruz will be in center stage but the pressure is on another candidate as well to perform well tonight. craig boswell is in greenville, south carolina with the latest. >> reporter: before tonight's debate in greenville john kasich. >> god bless south carolina. >> reporter: and jeb bush continue to work the campaign
trail in south carolina. >> i hope you'll vote for me next saturday. >> reporter: this state has been good to the bush family. both his brother and father won here but bush and the other republican candidates are all trailing donald trump in the polls. the new hampshire primary winner will be center stage with the iowa winner texas senator ted. the two men continue to attack one another. >> fond out where he gets his money. >> it's all a smoke screen to hide from his record. >> reporter: who has the most pressure on them tonight to perform? >> i think it's rubio. >> reporter: consultant dave woodard says marco rubio must do better tonight after foughting during the abc news new hampshire debate. >> this notion barack obama doesn't know what he's doing is just not true. >> there it is. the memorized 252nd speech. >> reporter: woodard says the from esche sure not just on rubio. this moment could be a make or break moment with the primary just a week away. >> what is the impact of this debate. >> great. four years ago newt gingrich
won this debate in mirror tell beach and four days later he won the primary. it's very important in the presidential primary to do well in the debate because it can turn around the election. >> reporter: candidates with a poor showing in the primary could be forced to drop out of the race. craig boswell for cbs3 "eyewitness news." >> of course you can seat republican debate tonight at 9 o'clock right here on cbs3. we are going to have local voters here in our broadcast center watching the debate giving us their reaction. that's all coming up tonight on "eyewitness news" at 11 o'clock. now today the state department released more of hillary clinton's work related e-mails from her time as secretary of state t the 1,112 pages released today brings the total number of pages released now to 45,000 8:30. most of the e-mails were upgraded to confidential. the lowest classification level. earlier this week a federal judge ordered clinton's remaining e-mails released by the end of the month. and pope francis continued his visit to mexico today.
this morning the holy father prayed at mexico's city cathedral and was presented the key to the city. later francis spoke to the faithful urging them to be strong in the face of drug cartels that have taken over parts of that country. stay with us everyone. still to come tonight on "eyewitness news" brides to be from all around the area line up for hours in the freezing cold. find out why they were so ready to brave the frigid temperatures today. also we're going take you to south jersey for some hippo love just in time for valentine's day. lauren. >> that's nice. well, polar air has plunged in across the area. dealing with a bitter cold night in storm i'll let you know when temperatures will warm up to near 50 degrees in your extended forecast coming up in just a couple of minutes. >> and straight ahead in sports the flyers battle the devils down at the center. pat gallen has highlights and also postgame reaction. that's all coming up. stay with us. are you busy?
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>> welcome back everyone. it's a local valentine's weekend tradition. brides on a budget raid the racks in search of deep discounts. "eyewitness news" reporter alexandria hoff was there as many scored the dress of their dreams. >> reporter: the rising sun did little to warm the subfreezing temperatures outside of the goodwill store in pennsauken. >> i'm getting married. >> reporter: like the rest, before she gets married, she has to survive the cold as brides lined up hours in
advance for the eighth annual valentine's day discount bridal sale. >> they're letting in i believe 10 to 15 people at a time and we do have somebody at the front door at all times. >> reporter: as the line grew and grew outside, we got a sneak peek at the selection. >> i think it needs more drama. i need more drama than this one. >> reporter: as far as dresses go, we spotted vera wang, bag lee mish today, some are vintage others donations from bridal shops. >> all right. >> reporter: some of these gowns are valid up to $3,000 but this one i'm wearing here, this is 300 and this is the most any bride here will spend today. >> we actually have women that come in and buy two gowns. while still outside fante hines confessed she already has a gown. >> what if you see one for 99 bucks? >> you never know. >> reporter: husband of the year goes to jim kearney. his wife sent him here on a valentine's day excursion to buy her a tiara. >> what is she wearing that for? >> i have no clue.
>> reporter: when the clock struck 9:00 a.m., bets were off and bargains were on. >> make me fall in love. >> reporter: as these ladies are ready to walk down the aisle in style. in pennsauken, alexandria hoff, cbs3 "eyewitness news." >> lope they got some good deals. also people braved the cold to take part in philadelphia's cupid chase 5k this morning at the philadelphia zoo. the race was held in 30 different cities, nine states. it helps raise money for community options a nonprofit helping people with disabilities. participants in the raisey race received an available or and available shirt to wear in hopes of sparking a love connection. >> that's kind of cool. >> i like it. >> that will warm you up on a chilly day. >> i know. i should ask you lauren, which one would you be wearing. >> ooh. >> tmi, too much information. they had to brave that cold this morning. >> yeah, absolutely. bitter cold and those winds today combined with the cold just brutal. you know, we had to take both together and tonight it's going to be much of the same
but temperatures are going to be tumbling but people it didn't stop them from heading out jack frost/big boulder, there were people about 15 minutes ago. looking a little sparse right now. we're getting a live look on skycam3. maybe they all turned in but there were people out there skiing and snowboarding the cold not keeping them away from the slopes but the cold keeping a lot of us inside. in center city the skies starting to clear out as we get a live look. temperatures 16 degrees in our neck of the woods. that northwesterly wind kicking at around 25 miles per hour making it feel like three below right now. we're just starting off the night. high temperatures today really struggled. i don't need to tell you that. 24 degrees the high in philadelphia. we should be at 43 for the average high temperature. highs only topped in the teens in mount pocono. and then we had those winds. winds gusting up to 37 miles per hour today in philadelphia. gusting up into the middle 40's in the poconos. same case down the shore. just brutal combined with these temperatures and your
wind chill temperature right now in the teens at most of our reporting z already subzero on mount pocono. a wind gust right now, they're still kicking, not as intense as early in the afternoon but wind gusts still around 30 miles per hour and that will be the trend overnight tonight. feels-like temperatures we're already at three below in philadelphia, down at six below in reading, two below in atlantic city and nearly 20 below in mount pocono. and that's why we have this wind chill warning in effect for parts of the poconos until 1 o'clock tomorrow afternoon. we could see wind chill temperatures down as low as 35 below and that is dangerous when we're talking about wind chill temperatures. frost bite can settle in at those levels in 20 minutes or less, so of course you want to have all your exposed skin bundled up if you're heading outdoors tonight or for the first part of the day tomorrow morning, particularly in the poconos but wind chill temperatures all across the region are just going to be down right brutal and potentially dangerous. down to 25 below in the lehigh valley as low as 15 below in philadelphia and the
surrounding counties and down the shore we could feel wind chill temperatures by tomorrow down to about 10 below zero. our overnight low going to be cold enough. 5 degrees northwesterly winds at around 10 to 20 miles per hour as i mentioned at the top of the show, that is near record cold for us. for tomorrow, 19 degrees, sunny, breezy and frigid. winds not going to be as strong tomorrow afternoon but we'll still have a bit of a breeze. storm scan3 quieting down after we had some of those snow squalls today but it's going to become active next week. monday, monday night and tuesday, this is wait looks like so far. i'll give you a brief preview. late show snow arrives on monday midday turning into a wintry mix. the wintry mix becomes all rain. one particular model but they're all kind of starting to come into agreement with that snow breaking out by midday and we'll see that transition over to a wintry mix and then eventually over to rain as we head into the evening and late evening.
then overnight monday and then as we head into tuesday pockets of very heavy rainfall following that snowfall. we could see rainfall amounts potentially over an inch maybe even closer to 2-inches through the event on tuesday, so just a mess but hey, our temperatures turn around. up to 50 degrees on tuesday after our high of 19 degrees tomorrow for your valentine's day. things start to eventually quiet down but still a bit of a rollercoaster ride into the end of the week. spotty showers on wednesday, 43 degrees. quiet on thursday, chilly 36. but then we're back up into the 40's by friday so really something for everyone and a lot of fun in that extended forecast. >> boy, is that fun. today is so not fun, though, oh my goodness. i can't put on enough stuff. thank you so much. pat what's going on in sports. >> wasn't much fun down at the wells fargo center. flyers head coach dave hakstol said this week would be a great opportunity for his team to make up ground in the standings. with 29 games remaining the flyers were four points out of
the playoffs heading into action today as they took on the devils in south philadelphia. to the first period we go. devils power play joseph finds the crack and puts it past michal neuvirth. flyers had two shots in the first. it was shayne gostisbehere from the point, his tenth of the year already. he set the flyers club record for rookies with a point in 11 straight games. they go to overtime. two on one. brayden schenn cannot connect. and what happens next? you know how it ends. devils power play, it's adam henrik, he buries it. new jersey wins two to one. flyers get a point but they know they needed two. >> it's very important for us to win. they're a team ahead of us in the standings. we definitely needed the two points out of this and we still got one but it's a big two points we needed. >> tough way to lose a point today. that's what it feels like but you turn the page, se said it a
few days ago,. >> flyers hit the road for five straight starting in new york and the rangers they'll be looking for some revenge on wayne simmonds who gave ryan mcdonough a concussion last weekend. they're busy changing over the surface down at the wells fargo center. later tonight number one villanova will play saint john's. nova beat them a couple weeks ago 68-53 and it's a perfect storm to stay number one as the red storm have lost 15 in a row. we'll have highlights tonight at 11:00 here on cbs3. other local action this afternoon. drexel lost to northeastern 70 to 60. rodney williams had a career high 23 points for the dragons but they've now lost 10 straight games. nba all-star weekend continues tonight north of the border in toronto. the skills challenge three-point contest and slam dunk competition are all on tap. last night the rising stars went at it. nerlens noel did not. he sat out with knee tendinitis. those who played including jahlil okafor they left the
defense at home. here's big ja with two of his 13 on the night with the drive. team u.s.a. won 269 to 285. i'm kidding, there was no defense though. 157 to 154 was the final. henry mejia is the first person in mlb history to be banned for life by violating the ped policy. the mets reliever done for life although he says he unknowingly took that banned substance. spring training just five days away. pitchers and catchers report on wednesday. they'll hold their first workout thursday. sports director don bell will be down in clearwater to follow the fightans his live reports start wednesday right here on cbs3 and that's pretty much the warmest thing on our forecast. >> do we get to go live. >> i was going to say does he need any help at all. >> i already asked. they told me no. >> we're back in a
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>> ♪ >> welcome back ever everyone. hippo awareness weekend is happening at the aquarium in camden new jersey. hippo love. special kids paintings created by two hippos, button and jenny, they were on sale. 100 percent of the proceeds will benefit hippos in the wild. give a little hippo a kiss. it's valentine's day. we'll be right back.
>> the philly pops teamed up with komen philadelphia at the kimmel center today. "eyewitness news" at the strength and survival concert. the free concert was about empowering women in the fight against breast cancer. more than 2,000 women were in the audience and i was there along with ukee washington there he is pretending to conduct. we were thrilled to co-host the event. everybody had a great time. it really was inspiring. >> of course he's right in the middle of everything. >> isn't he. >> kicked the real conductor out of the way. that's going to do it for us.
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>> axelrod: breaking news, supreme court justice antonin scalia dead at 79. the high court's conservative anchor found inside his room at a resort in texas. the stage is set in south carolina for tonight's cbs news republican debate. the final six candidates in their last face-to-face showdown before a crucial primary. a deadly pileup on an icy interstate as temperatures in the northeast plummet toward record lows. and why these kids from the class of 2032 have a million reasons to be thankful. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." i'm jim axelrod. we begin with breaking news. supreme court justice antonin scalia dead at the age of