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>> buy me a convertible. >> who wants to buy one. i got a moon roof, yeah. but, beautiful weather unfolding for yet another day and temperatures are looking so comfortable, so i mean you could not really beat yesterday, we will try to, but you will see lots of sunshine. so that is another running theme, temperatures warming up too, mid 70's here today as we have a warm front lifting through but comes through dry. while you'll notice a breeze, storm scan will stay exactly like this at the local level, quiet and empty. forty-seven is current temperature at philly international. we have a frost advisory for another three hours and it last until 8:00 a.m. for southeastern most new jersey. so into those interior sections where we have a light win, nice clear sky, that frost can form. we are at 37 in millville. chillier in those remote suburbs. do keep that in mine. rest of us or entire region once the sun comes up, it doesn't part. it helps to warm things up at
the surface. cool at 9:00 a.m. 52 degrees. still jacket weather but by the time we hit noon hearst we have temperatures that flirt with 70 degrees. lunch outside, breezy as day goes on. hold on to your napkin but this is looking lovely and will stay that way all day long. >> can't have lunch outside, tomorrow, katie, might as well do it today. good morning. happy thursday. this is video taken last night, this is from what we have been dealing with the delaware memorial bridge. crews will be out there again today. good news about today is two lanes are opened. you are down to one drivable lane. yesterday people moving over commodore barry bridge causing major headaches there as well. today, two lanes are opened, two right lanes are opened but speed restrictions are in place. we are down to 35 miles an hour. so you can, take a gamble, go over to the commodore barry bridge or take delaware memorial bridge. both will be busy but it will be better as crews replacing three suspension ropes or cables here. just make note of. that moving on and accident involving a tractor trailer
and injuries, 422 eastbound near the turnpike block ago this left lane. we have a gaper delay just starting to happen a little bit. good news is we're cracking in the 5:00 o'clock hour so volume levels are not there to keep anything consistent but if it lingers around in the 5:00 o'clock hour it can. construction i-95 north to the off ramp to the blue route is still closed. looking at cones causing slow downs in a lit built, jim, over to you. the race for the white house continues right here in pennsylvania. >> candidates from both parties are on the campaign trail in the state making their last stop before tuesday's primaries. "eyewitness news" reporter justin finch is live with the late these morning, good morning, justin. >> reporter: brook, jim, good morning. the presidential campaign crush now arrives here in pennsylvania, democrats hopeful bernie sand's arrived today one day after hillary clinton stopped in and, of course, g.o.p. hopefuls are making their way in the keystone state too. lets take you to hillary clinton's stop just yesterday at the fillmore, her husband,
bill clinton will be out campaigning for her in harrisburg this afternoon. the democratic front runner will be here herself yesterday and at the fillmore making a speech before a packed crowd. she laid out her platform about raising wages, advancing civil rights, fighting terror and much more, fighting crime and gun control came up too. clinton highlighting a violent weekend that she read about here in the local news. let's take you to the sanders camp, sanders held large rallies in recent weeks despite a critical looks to clinton in new york on tuesday, he starts a pennsylvania tour later this afternoon and this morning rat inner scranton with the town hall and then appears in reading for another town hall this afternoon. sanders then holds a third town hall meeting this evening at 7:30 at the greater philadelphia expo center in oaks, montgomery county. the town hall will be called a future to believe in. the events will be free and
opened to the public but rs vps are going to be encouraged for all of those. look out for the republicans, too. coming to the keystone state, pennsylvania is now a critical get for donald trump and ohio governor john kasich as well as texas senator ted cruz. cruz won in hershey just yesterday campaigning and presenting himself as a likely winner over hillary clinton. now, this afternoon kasich, a pennsylvania native, hold is a a town hall at the penn state brandywine campus in media, and meantime trump will be in harrisburg for a rally this evening. now back outside live here, pennsylvania has had truly emerge as a critical win when it was not considered critical at all just a few months ago. this will be a big win for candidates on both sides of the aisle. brook and jim, back over to you. >> thanks so much, justin. students in robbinsville mercer county will return to school today after two days, following, two days off following the tragic death of their school superintendent. now counselors have been a
railable for the grief stricken community, a public memorial for steven mayer will be held tomorrow, at 2:00 p.m. at princeton alliance church. he was struck and killed by a young driver tuesday while out for a run before work. the his dog was also killed. no charges have been filed at this time. now for a look at the newspaper headlines a cross our region. >> from the front page of the delaware county daily times, busted police in upper darby find drugs, guns, ammunition at bonner prendergast high. the school went in lock down after the principal was notified that a drug deal had gone down outside the school and that one of the student involved had a gun. search by police found a 9-millimeter in a female student's locker. she was arrested. three other students were arrested on drug charges. from the burlington county times, at least 12 families including more than 20 people were displaced by a fire wednesday morning in delran. total of eight units in the
hunter's glenn apartment complex off of route 130 were heavily damaged. from the times of the trenton military veterans looking for second career entrepreneurs can go through boot camp of a different kind, for a third year in the row rider university is offering a free nine week program to help veterans develop a business plan for new idea or existing venture. that is a look at newspaper headlines from around the delaware valley. well, happening today president obama will attend summit of the golf cooperation council in saudi arabia. president's meeting with gulf allies comes amid growing friction on as u.s. presses them to step up efforts against isis and to help rebuild iraq. the members of the congress want the president to press saudi king over human rights issues and to raise case of the westerners imprisoned in the middle east. philadelphia's mayor jim kenney is banning city employees present using tax dollars to travel to north carolina and mississippi. now, this is in response to state lawmakers there blocking anti discrimination
protections from the lgbt community. in a statement mayor kenney says he will reconsider the ban, if and when north carolina and mississippi choose to repeal their quote discriminatory legislation. espn has fired baseball analyst and former phillies pitcher curt schilling following some controversial comments on facebook. now you this had to do with the picture schilling shared in reference to laws in several states that restrict bathroom access to transgendered people. schilling defended his passageway's just expressing his opinion. well, flyers are still alive in the playoffs, thanks to their first win in the post season. >> sports director don bell shows us how the fly guys for the offe limb nation. >> reporter: ah, flyers trying to avoid being swept out of the playoffs down three to nothing with their backs against proverbial wall. they needed a win or time to clean out those lockers. fly guys and washington capitals, orange and black scoring first, birth the day birth shane gostisbehere
lighting the lamp at 23 years old now. one to nothing fly guys. how about andrew mcdonald, ripping it from the point. that is good. the flyers win it, they stay alive, two-one your final score. series now three-one heading to d.c. >> i think we have to take it, enjoy it, i think tonight was the first game in the series that we actually enjoyed playing, enjoyed the playoffs and fans were a little bit better. it is good to have them on the side again. >> well played by the captain. >> that is all for sports, i'm don bell, new have a great day. now back to you over at the desk. >> scary moment for the flyers, center scott laughton had to be carried off on a stretcher after he slammed in the boards. he spent the night at jefferson university hospital to be check out. we are told tests were negative, that is good to hear. flyers fans have have a chance to say farewell to team founder ed snider, public
memorial for snider at 1:00 this afternoon. doors opened up at 11:30. snider indict last week after battling cancer. if you cannot make it to the memorial watch it live on our web site at cbs philly.com. well, the eagles aren't staying quiet this off season, they just shook things up with the blockbuster trade. >> risky move by birds and what it means for the teams future. plus it is a celebration fit for a queen how queen elizabeth is celebrating her 90th birthday today. this paramedic does more than just save lives we will show what you inspired him to mow a stranger's lawn in an act of kindness that is now going viral, stay with
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u.s. bill in 100 years. treasury secretary jack liu says decision was driven by thousands oz have people all of ages. a relative of tub man's hopes that this change will help people learn more about the abolitionists. >> people need to necessity about her because she was the only woman to help change the outcome of these united states during that time and i'm very proud of her. >> the new bill is expected to be released by 2020. the 5-dollar bill will undergo change and it will feature philly's own marion anderson on the back of the bill. now she became first african-american to perform with the new york metro pol tan opera in 1955, and, was the first black woman invited to perform at the white house. well, more rain is in the forecast, after severe storms have caused major damage. eight people have died in these storms and many homes washed away. dams are another major concern
for the area, there are two that are classified as high risk because they are about two decade beyond their life expectancy, and they are in the populated area. katie, we are waiting for that rain. >> it is the same system but in where the kind of situation a those poor folks in texas are dealing w we have more round of heavy rain in that area. we have another round of squall line thunderstorms, continues to push right now along i20 or just south of it and another round as well through bayou area of lou san a so this will reach houston, again, these poor folks just can't catch a break. there is at least a break on the way, however for that storminess when it comes to down the road because eventually we will see area of high pressure that has been blocking anything from clearing out of this area. so to finally move through. the it is like a roadblock. we will have more of the same picking up a cross these area. we will see the storm push our way and bring with it our next round of rain.
so tommy wouldn't say we sit the in the severe weather threat but we will warm up easily. there will be thunderstorms scattered about and some heavy, but brief downpours that come along with this. so generally tomorrow, i would say, second half of the day is when worse will be rolling through, pretty again, scattered in nature. there will be gusty wind with that. we will sit in the general risk for thunderstorms tomorrow, no major severe weather out break expected thankfully. looking at temperature regional wide we have got spots that are cooler in lancaster, millville, temperatures in the upper 30's at best like a quakertown. we have a frost advisory through southeastern most new jersey, especially in the inland area, warmer remote suburbs and you could end up with a from his this morning. happy passover, folks. we will look to friday evening. sunsetting at 6:47. scattered showers around. rumble of thunder as that sun goes down. 67 degrees the temperature at that point but we will officially top off at 76 tomorrow. then that front is clearing out in time for the weekend with another beautiful one
coming up here as we flirt with 70 both weekend days, we will expect sunshine, it looks like a great excuse, meisha, to make outdoor plans. >> absolutely it does. i will be outside all weekend, thank you katie. good morning everyone. we are talk about the delaware memorial bridge again today but i have some good news, good news. they are still, crews are still replacing three suspension ropes. this was video taken last night at delaware memorial bridge with the crews working out there. so two right lanes are now opened today. were you down to one drivable lane yesterday. two are now opened. that is severely, that is absolutely going to ease some of that tension for you you today. now you still have a speed restriction for 35 miles an hour, take your gamble, go over commodore barry bridge or pick delaware memorial bridge. i can tell you either way it will be busy. there is no way to get around. that having those two lanes opened is certainly going to help. would i say give yourself extra time you will need it. accident here tractor trailer with injuries 422 eastbound near the turnpike. left lane was blocked. now that has been pulled off
to the shoulder. that is great news for those heading out to 42 two. you will not have that gaper delay that will start to bill. construction i-95 off ramp to the blue route is all cleared. we had cones in place blocking out the brew route, that looks good there. construction, kelly drive, thinks where they are doing repaving this will slow you down in both directions between hunting park avenue and fun tane green drive, one lane instant opened here. overall give yourself a couple extra minutes here this morning. jim, over to you. britain's queen elizabeth is celebrating her 90th birthday. >> royal fans started gathering early this morning outside her home to catch a glimpse of her majesty. cbs's willow marks record from windsor castle. >> ♪ happy birthday to you >> reporter: birth the day celebrations began a day early as queen elizabeth made royal visits around windsor. she will save pomp and ceremony for the official bash in june when weather tend to be warmer. the royal fans still shed up to wish the queen well.
>> it was a nice day. >> why was it amazing. >> because it was amazing. >> to see her. >> yes. >> reporter: the queen will say for next six weeks making herself around the country to celebrate her birthday. new poll shows 07 percent hope queen elizabeth will stay the thrown as long as possible. she's been queen for more than 64 years, longest raining monarch in british history. long ago she promised she were not retire. >> idea claire before you all that my whole life shall be devoted to your service. >> reporter: queen will mark another big milestone next year with her husband prince philip when they celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary. bill marks, cbs news, windsor, england. buckingham palas released these new pictures in honor of the queen's birthday including one with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
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hey, happy friday eve. if you have gone by franklin square lately you have net is add lieutenant of work being done there pretty soon you will be able to see the park, and in a whole new light. >> yes, i did, a park is transforming into a garden of colorful lights, to celebrate its tenth anniversary. vittoria woodill gives you the first look at this can't miss festival. >> hurry, do you want to see something amazing?
how about more than 25 spectacular lantern installations laid the lawn of one of the philly's famous squares. welcome to the philadelphia chinese lantern festival, where as it is said in chinese... >> which is the perfect way to light birthday candles for the park. >> it is franklin square's tenth birthday so we are kicking off in very grand style here with the first ever philadelphia chinese lantern festival. we think it will be an incredible celebration of light and culture. all of these sculptures are hand made and they have written descriptions on what they are. so it is almost coming to an art gallery, outside. >> colors are mess more icing, images are mess more rising. >> reporter: lanterns castle in detail, during the day and night and there is one particular that is hard to miss. >> we have the chinese dragon here. >> reporter: it represent tiano the chinese company that designed and assembled each
and everyone of these chinese lanterns. >> the chinese lantern festival originated thousands of years ago. i feel excited and proud that we can make this happen. >> it is different when it lights up a at night. >> reporter: it sure is. >> franklin square will be opened free to the public during the day but you in the evening we will charge for people to come in. >> reporter: so how much is it? $17 for adults and 12 for kids but if kids all the way up to age 17. it is not just bought full, lanterns, it is performances, it is chinese artisans on display as well, it is everything to that you want for a fabulous night or day, in philadelphia a. vittoria woodill for cbs-3 "eyewitness news". i bumped in to vittoria last night leaving one event, saw her ever there so i got a sneak peak. it is worth the ticket price. >> i saw it on facebook. >> indeed. coming up next on "eyewitness news" eagles make some waves with wheeling and dealing, pat. >> it is a blockbuster move
that puts eagles in the top two of the draft, who will they take? we will tell you about the quarterback they are targeting coming up. can't wait for. that plus winning national title is paying off forville know of, record breaking donation that will help the basketball team, katie? >> that is a awesome. we are looking ahead to more awesome weather yet again to today but we are off to a chilly start i highly suggest packing the jacket when you walk out the door today. we will talk temperatures and rain on the way, coming up. meisha's
watching the road she will have the slow spots for the thursday morning commute, including the backups on the delaware memorial bridge, stay with us.
take a look at one of these players, the quarterback of the future for the eagles? the birds just made a bold move that is shaking up the nfl draft. we will show you why they still may not get the player that they want most. good morning, i'm brook thomas. >> we will break down what the trade means for the eagles coming up but first here's what you need to know to start your day in the morning minute.
>> candidates are hitting the campaign trail right here in pennsylvania. >> bernie sanders, he is also on the campaign trail today, here in the keystone state. >> i think it is really good because it represents. >> harriet tubman will be new face of the $0 bill. >> britain's queen elizabeth turns 90 years old. buckingham palace issued new photos to mark the occasion. >> this is a rare opportunity. >> eagles made a big bet on the the future with the block buster trade. >> they are drafting second for first time since 1999 when they took donovan mcnabb. >> mcdonald, shoots, scores. the flyers win two-one and they live to see another day. moving forward, moving forward indeed, the flyers will hit the ice tomorrow night in washington, for game number five. >> let's go flyers. >> hey katie. >> you said it. >> definitely looking at