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new this morning, a fire in a bucks county motel, kills one person, and fire investigators say this was no accident. extraordinary pomp and circumstance in a new jersey university, president obama is addressing the class of 2016. how long it took to book him. and, if it is your graduation day, jacket required, but you won't need a rain coat at least not for right now. it is sunday may 15th. good morning, i'm rahel solomon. lets send it over to justin drabick. i feel like we're moving in the wrong direction. we're supposed to be moving more toward summer. >> another setback. you cannot win this time of the year. it is either too cool are gets too hot. five or six years ago we had 90-degree days and people were complaining it is just too hot. >> i know a little bit more warmth. >> a little bit the more. >> i'm working on. that by the end of the week we will get where we should
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this be time of the year but a big change, from yesterday, we were in the mid 70's, got the rain, it was from a strong cold front. we are bringing temperatures back down to more like early, april standard, and compared to this time yesterday we are 8 degrees cold inner philadelphia a. seven in mount pocono. seven in wilmington delaware. actual numbers upper 40's to around 50 degrees, this hour, and suburbs, kind of the same deal, mid 40's in quakertown, and pottstown and willow grove. the reason for the temperature is the wind kicked up a little bit, sustained ten to 15 miles an hour out of the west. that mixes up the air. you don't get cold spots like we see on a calm morning. storm scan three quiet for the most part over the delaware valley but to the north and west, over central pennsylvania we had some rain and snow showers, and, we could get a sprinkle will in here later this afternoon. decent amount of sunshine this morning. the included do build up later today. high temperature though only 61 degrees for philadelphia, lower 60's at the shore, little more sunshine up there and up in the poconos highs
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struggle to make it in the lower 50's this afternoon, in fact, tonight will be even colder, with the clear skies, a freeze watch will go into effect for the mountains and even i think the suburbs will be waking up with temperatures in the 30's. we will let you know when we will return to near normal will with our highs. show thaw seven day forecast in a few minutes. >> normal would be nice. >> i agree. >> justin, thank you. >> new this morning a bucks county deadly fire inside the lincoln motel is under investigation. flames broke out around 2:00 a.m. in the 2200 block of old lincoln highway in bensalem. the it took fire fighters 30 minutes to get the fire under control but once the smoke cleared, fire fighters found one person inside the room dead. now, no details on their identity at this time. fire officials called it suspicious and arson investigators are on the scene. now president obama is the first sitting president to deliver the commencement speech at rutgers university today. cherri gregg from our sister station kyw 1060 is live in camden where graduating
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students will be boarding trains, heading to the ceremony in new brunswick, good morning, cherri. >> reporter: good morning. it is quiet here but just a few moments ago there was buzz? why? because 200 rutgers camden graduates boarded a train, especially for them, on to trenton that will take them to new brunswick to see, get to president obama as 12:30. president obama will speak for the first time during a commencement at rutgers university. they lobbied for a couple years to get this to happen and it was a huge excitement for the students that we spoke to. one young man who is graduating from the rutgers camden law school told me it is full circle when he went into the university, president obama had just been inaugurated and now he is graduating from law school. lets take a listen. >> it was exciting, but i'm exited to see him. >> reporter: what do you think he will say.
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>> well, i think he is trying to unify the student body. there is a face of change, if they want change, to go out and vote, and parities pate. >> reporter: you can tell there is excitement, folks did not sleep and they began gathering here right here near the river line train stops before 6:00 o'clock this morning. they left, right before 6:30 and headed down to new brunswick. 350 rutgers camden students all together will join the other students from across rutgers university campus, for 12:30 commencement speech. this is the 23rd commencement speech that president obama will be making, last week he spoke at howard, he will also close it the out for his 24th and final speech when he speaks to the air force academy lots of excitement, for those rutgers university camden students will be graduating wednesday and thursday, of this week, live from camden, cherri gregg for kyw news radio for cbs-3
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"eyewitness news". >> excitement indeed, thanks, cherri. also happening today, vice-president joe biden and donald trump are both expected to attend the university of pennsylvania graduation. biden's granddaughter niomi and trump's daughter tiffany are graduating from penn's schools of arts and sciences. as you can imagine with the vice-president and vice-presidential candidate in the audience, security is going to be tight. if you plan to attend get there early. ceremony is scheduled to begin at 6:30 tonight at franklin field. campaign 2016, donald trump is fending off another flurry of criticism. new york times story details a history of unwelcomed advances toward women. trump disputes the charges, meanwhile house speaker paul ryan still has not endorsed the presumptive g.o.p. nominee. campaigning in kentucky, bernie sanders told supporters he is the only one that can beat trump. >> national polls and state polls have us doing
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significantly better than hillary clinton in the race against donald trump. >> donald trump should be given a ton of credit for advancing and widening the playing field. what we want to make sure going forward is we are doing nothing but adding voters to the republican party column and not doing anything to subtract voters going forward. >> reporter: in i a new web ad hillary clinton focuses on trump's years of reluctance to release his tax returns. in other news this morning, two people were shot overnight in hunting park. police responded to reports of the shots fired in the 3800 block have of north 13th street around midnight. two men with gunshot wound were taken to the hospital, no details on their condition or any arrest at this time. there is an arrest in the shooting that critically wounded a kensington women. gunman shot the 24 year-old woman five times, in the 700 block of willard street saturday have afternoon there is in word on what led to that shooting. grief counselors will be at bridgeton high school
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tomorrow where two students were killed and two others were injured in the crash after celebrating prom. this is the second tragedy to strike this community in just weeks. "eyewitness news" reporter trang do has the story. >> my best friend i lost,. >> reporter: two young beautiful lives cut tragically short, on a night so many teens, look forward to, all year. >> seventeen year-old diasa sulton and mikayla mostly and two friends were on their way back after the bridgeton high school prom. state police say around 3:45 a.m. sulton was heading westbound on route 49 toward bridgeton when her pt cruiser swerved in the eastbound lanes and struck a street. sulton and mostly were kill. the medics rushed the two other passengers to the hospital. >> nobody needs to experience this pain. this pain is like, it is physically hurting us. nobody should ever feel this
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pain. i wouldn't wish this on my worst enemy. >> reporter: huge gathering of mostly's extended family and friend to mourn and remember a girl who meant so much. >> it feels like all she needed was a little will set of wings and she got them. she got her wings. >> reporter: mostly's best friend breaking down describing her, the pain of losing two warm, bright, bubbly young women just too much to bear. >> she was always there all the time whenever i needed her. anything i would ask her to do she would do it without asking me any questions, like she was just the same way. >> reporter: sad news came on the day that many in the community attended a funeral for an 18 year-old student from bridgeton who died in the car accident just two weeks ago. in maurice river township, new jersey i'm trang do for cbs-3 "eyewitness news". philadelphia police are investigating a dog attack on a child in chestnut hill, it happened saturday afternoon on the 7700 block of stenton avenue. police say that the dog, bit
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the five-year old boy several times in the face. he is in stable condition this morning, no word on what happened to the dog. and still to come this morning on "eyewitness news" a potential danger for some baby carriers, we will tell you about them on the recall round up. honors for one of the philadelphia's men in blue shot in the line of duty, hear what he has to say about it. and it takes teamwork to pull off something like this, find out how many people you need to pull an airplane, and a charity that came out a winner. beautiful ray of sunshine in case you are sick of the rain but bring a jacket with you, eyewitness weather is just a few
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fill your family of four up, with eight pieces of delicious original recipe chicken and sides. it's a meal that's freshly prepared every day. court adjourned! colonel quality, guaranteed. national transportation safety board is sending a team to south texas to investigate the deadly crash of the charter bus. bus was on its way to the casino saturday morning when it rolled over on a highway north of laredo, the crash killed eight people and injured 44 others. to texas department of public safety trooper says it was raining at the time but it is in the the clear if the weather played a role in the accident. and the ntsb and federal aviation administration are also investigating the crash of a biplane at an air show near atlanta pilot died when his aircraft went down performing a stunt at the show. authorities say the pilot was flying in tandem with another plane, there were no injuries on the ground. many people put on their running shoes to support our
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wounded warriors in delaware county. "eyewitness news" reporter alexandria half hoff has a story of one hero who received a special award. >> ♪ >> basically marine core and then work and then find a job get married and everything but then my life was changed forever. >> reporter: may seventh, 2007, ronnie portis suffered burns to 90 percent of his body while serving in iraq. in that same incident he lost two friends. he is 29 years old. by land and air the eighth annual walk for the wounded in media raised funds and awareness. in 2 miles this walk is a symbol of solidarity for very long journey that these wounded heroes have made. this year our own ukee washington helped present a special award given out to officer jesse hartnett and his family. >> for his service to our country and continued service
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to our community. >> reporter: hartnett, a philadelphia police officer sustained injuries to his arms have being shot during an ambush earlier this year. >> it the is tough to see these veterans up here, you you know, they have limbs blown off, it is very difficult and traumatic to have dealt with that and they still come here today, wanting to fight. >> i'm just happy to wake up in the morning. >> reporter: jay lost his leg to the roadside bomb while serving in baghdad in 2007. he has since work with operation first response, helping fellow wounded vets. >> they just have to realize, okay, that is done, now how do you move on from this. that is when they can help yourself. >> reporter: he says what many retired military seek is purpose, another reason to give it all they have got, again. that is just how heroes operate. >> and my new mission is to help as many veterans as i can. >> reporter: alexandria hoff for cbs-3 "eyewitness news". area teams flexing their muscles for the philadelphia
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ronald mcdonald house. teams of 20 competed against each other and they pulled an airplane, in philadelphia international airport. now, the team that pulled it in fastest time won, each team had to raise a minimum $2,500 and all proceeds helped families of sick children who stay at philadelphia ronald mcdonald house. good cause indeed. the justin, you can see a lot of people at both of those events wearing short sleeves, that will not be the case today. >> not today. you might get someone like me who walks around in shorts. >> yes, right. >> keep that streaking. the noticeably cooler this morning. you can feel that difference, 10 degrees cooler then yesterday. we are waking up to temperatures in the 40's. even though we have sunshine right now we will see some clouds building in later in the day. live look in bernville, berks county, we're in good shape this morning. the just chill which temperatures in the lower 40's in the areas just in the north and west. reason we had a strong front that came through yesterday that brought showers and a few thunderstorms, picked up a tenth of an inch of rain to
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add to the list for philadelphia now we're talking about temperatures in the afternoon running ten to 15 degrees below average for the next couple of days, so we will be sitting in the cooler air mass. this is typical for really early april because we should be in the mid 70's for this time of the year. we had that yesterday. we had a nice little run there of 07-degree temperatures but those are gone, back in the 60's, today, tomorrow and pretty much through the first half have of the upcoming workweek. love this time of the year. daylight last later in the evening and early in the morning at 4:30 you can see skies brighten up, a little bit. sunset coming in at 8:09 and we are setting at 8:23. june 20th when summer arrives that is most amount we will have have. sunsets at 8:33. we are gaining two minutes of daylight each day. that number starts to go down as we head toward summer solstice. upper 40's for reading and allentown. forty-nine in philadelphia mid 30's for mount pocono. we have cold air in the upper midwest.
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thirty-five in minneapolis. thirty-six in chicago. that cold air still has to filter through the northeast. it will take a couple days. rain and even snow showers breaking out in central pennsylvania it is possible we will get a spring until here later this afternoon. very isolated. do not cancel any plans you have outdoors. other than that sunshine mixed with clouds. you can see clouds building later today, mostly staying to the west across the mountains of pennsylvania, and then high pressure starts to build back in tomorrow, and this keeps us dry. so monies good, still a cool start to the morning but the afternoon start to rebound to the mid 60's, and then once that area of high pressure moves off shore that allows the next storm to move in which is wrapped weather pattern here every couple days storm system moves in, more showers for tuesday in the afternoon lingering into wednesday. today though much cooler, upper 50's to lower 60's, that is it, at best. tonight, 30's or 40's for low temperatures. even colder tomorrow morning, and we are heading back to work and school. monday's high good rebound
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back in the mid 60's with that sunshine. the here's the overall trend. cool for now. cold pocket settling in today and tomorrow across mid-atlantic and northeast. kind of cool through mid week and then eventually the jet stream starts to have move back north. that is what you need to get warmer air. that should start to happen anytime next week. something to look forward to breezy and cool tore day. sixty-one. that is it. tonight, 42, that is for the city. thirty's in the suburbs. so the heat will still be running and close to homes across the region. sixty-six for monday's high, clouds build back in with showers on tuesday. still some showers, on wednesday, and then thursday, friday, a saturday. >> those are good days ahead. we will see if that hold with high in the low to mid 70's. rahel, back to you. >> height at the end of the tunnel, justin, thank you. time right now at 7:18. time to see how traffic is moving. lets go to ann evans in the cbs-3 traffic center, good morning, ann. >> good morning, rahel. we are looking at ben franklin parkway the event preparation going on.
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ben franklin parkway westbound is shut down between spring garden street and art museum circle at the top of the circle as you can see. other than that everything looks okay. the martin lieutenant are king drive is shut down as well between ben franklin parkway and falls bridge a as it is every weekend for recreational activities. we will move the traffic cam to the schuylkill at spring garden street. what a beautiful shot this is. in delays or problems on the schuylkill. looking to the right that is martin luther king drive, that is closed, schuylkill is in perfect condition this morning, a and so far no accidents, or construction to tell but and everything is moving along fine here and through philadelphia, and we will move this traffic cam again to the ben franklin bridge, mid span, no delays on the ben franklin bridge, it is in good shape, all of the area bridges are in good shape. further up no delays on 676, admiral wilson boulevard, 42, 55 look good. note from septa here the west trenton line is shuttle he will busing between west trenton and woodbourne station due you to track work scheduled every weekend through june. rest of the mass transit honor close to schedule.
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that is latest from the cbs-3 traffic center i'm ann evans now rahel, back to you. >> it looks beautiful out there. >> yes, it does. dangerous products that may be in and around your home. "eyewitness news" consumer reporter jim donovan has information you need to know in this weeks three on your side recall round up. >> reporter: first up a baby carrier concerns. twingo is recalling 4,000 babe carriers, the waist buckle can break posing a fall hazard to children in the carrier. twin go original carriers is designed to hold one or two babies made of fabric, black on the outside or blue orr range on the inside. they have been sold since december of 2014 at boutique stores and on stop using carrier and contact twin go for a replacement buckle. next up, trouble with some trail mix. bags uncle buck's sweet and salty trail mix are recalled due to a listeria threat. 3-ounce clear bags were sold at bass pro shops nationwide.
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they have two different best buy dates march 14th and april . contact the manufacturers, rutgers wholesale for a refund. and speaking of listeria check your freezer we have another frozen vegetable recall to tell you about. pick sweeties recalling green beans, green peas and other mixed frozen vegetables containing beans and peas due to a potential listeria threat. vegetables were sold nationwide. new there are more than a dozen products involved in the recall, too many to mention by name but i have posted links with everything that you need to know on this recall and others on cbs and on my facebook and twitter feed. reporting for three on your side, i'm jim donovan. still ahead on "eyewitness news", it is a party you might not expect, a unique celebration, surprising occasion and reason family is pulling out all of the stops. check out the showers and enjoy spring, meisha johnson
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visit one of our areas mess popular gardens, the flowers you cannot the see anywhere else coming up in our dream drive-in our next half an hour.
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kind of like this look. i'm calling it the "name your price tool" phase. whatever. on the cbs-3 healthwatch the special celebration at penn medicine, for a chemotherapy patient from new jersey. "eyewitness news" reporter stephanie stahl was there for the festivities. >> reporter: for her 50th chemotherapy treatment debbie gets a golden party, that is right a part which balloons, streamers, cakes, the works. >> it is amazing especially
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when i was told it was a stage four and then it had gone to the brain, and now, nothing is in the brain and it is non-active right now. >> reporter: it has been four years since she was first diagnosed with advanced lung cancer. years now on chemotherapy at penn medicine. >> party girl. >> reporter: daughters kelly and karen figured they would make the best out of the bad situation. >> never once in 50 chemo sessions has she ever sat here by herself we have always thrown a party for her. >> reporter: there have been different themes, we have were invited to first chemo party this one called fun in the sun. >> it wasn't for these parties i don't think she would be walking here with the smile on her face report report she has been able to see a new granddaughter decked out for 50th party. >> she was doing great and it is really a attitude that is keeping her going in addition to everything else. >> reporter: debbie's oncologist says chemo noise longer something to dread. >> not only are we able to control their disease but let the patient does what they want to do. >> reporter: debbie was able
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to go back to work and at the hospital she and her family share their positive spirit and hit the halls of the chemo unit. >> hello. would you like a cup cake. >> reporter: to share sweets with other cancer patients and debbie's story of beating the odd. >> my doctor has called me her miracle child. >> reporter: and now with her cancer well managed, doctors say that debbie might be able to get more advanced treatment with immuno therapy so she can watch her grandchildren grow up. i'm stephanie stahl, cbs-3 "eyewitness news". still to come this morning on "eyewitness news" a deadly fire at a bucks county motel, investigators will be revealing what they think spark the flames. graduation day for some local universities, only one has president obama as a commencement speaker but two other political figures are in town and proud parents. all right. good morning, everyone we are in a spring chill we will kick off this morning when it is cold.
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tomorrow morning gets colder. we will let you know when things warm up when we check eyewitness weather.
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spent more than 30 years in the public schools. we're retired, but we like to stay involved. you think he's going to learn to fly? we're just as busy now as in our teaching days. the same goes for a lot of the retired educators we know. let me see you all flap your wings, like you're penguins learning to fly. teaching is all about building relationships. and that never goes away. because once a teacher, always a teacher. we're ed and miriam, and we're proud to be new jersey educators.
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good morning, it is sunday may 15th i'm rahel solomon. people graduate to go day so lets get out to justin drabick on cbs-3 sky deck. what will the forecast be like today. good morning. >> forecast is good as far as sky conditions, it looks like slim chance of maybe a sprinkle later this afternoon but full sunshine, chilly, that is fine for the morning. this afternoon. it will not get warmer. we will talk about temperatures running 15 degrees below average. waking up to 49 in the airport. forty-eight in allentown and reading. thirty-seven in mount pocono. we may climb another 10 degrees, 12 degrees, that is about it as we have a surge of cooler air rushing in the delaware valley. it sticks around for a while. we are talking about another spring cool down and then wind is kicking up, that is not helping things a whole lot, makes it feel chilly sustain wind at 15 miles an hour. ten in mount pocono. it gets gusty later this afternoon we could have gusts
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up to 30. dry on storm scan three over delaware valley but central, western pennsylvania and a few rain and snow showers, it is possible we will get a stay shower in here this afternoon, very isolated, not everybody sees it. maybe justin crease nothing included cover but we will call it partly sunny for later today. this morning sunny, chilly, 40's and 50's. this afternoon we will climb to the 40's ape up are 50's. lower 60's in the warmest spots. in the sunshine it should feel pretty good but tonight it gets cold once again but afternoon highs struggled to get the to the lower 60's for philadelphia and shore. low 50's in the poconos. the wind calm down. cold air in place. we will talk about a freeze watch for mountains. poconos carbon monroe county and northwestern suburbs have potential to drop down to the 30's. keep those heavy coats around. i will let you no he when things warm up when i she thaw seven day in a few minutes. >> justin, thank you. new this morning in bucks county a deadly fire inside lincoln motel is under
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investigation. flames broke out around 2:00 a.m. in the 2200 block of old lincoln highway in bensalem. it took fire fighters 30 minutes to get the fire under control. the smoke cleared, fire fighters found one person dead inside a room. no details this morning on their identity, the fire is being called suspicious and arson investigators are on the scene. president obama is in new jersey this morning to speak at rutgers university's graduation ceremony. cherri gregg from our sister station kyw news radio is live from camden where graduating students are boarding trains heading for the ceremony in new brunswick, good morning, cherri. >> reporter: good morning, rahel. they left a few moments ago and so exciting, this is first time president obama has spoken at a commencement at rutgers university, first time a sitting president has ever done that and so there was a lot of excitement and 200 rutgers university camden students gathered here just near the train station to jump honest specially marked train
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heading to trenton that would then head on to new brunswick where president obama is scheduled to speak at 12:30 today. you can see those students, lots happening, they had doughnuts, coffee, giggling uncontrollably. it was like the first day of school for many of them. they got here well before 6:00 o board that train. the students that i spoke to say that it is coming full circle, many of them, you know, were young when president obama was inaugurated and now they get to hear him at this historic speech at their university. >> i'm excited. i'm a first generation college student. aim he so excited in my graduation the president will be here. it is amazing. >> i worked on his campaign in 2012 and pretty excited to go up there and see him speak and hear what he has to say. >> reporter: total of 350 rutgers camden students are heading up there to new brunswick to the university's main campus. they will join will folks from
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the rutgers university newark campus as well. they will be graduating, until wednesday and thursday, but nevertheless, very, very exciting. this is the 23rd commencement speech that president owe bam has given during his tenure, his between the fourth will be with the air force academy and that will close out all of this. i understand that governor chris christie will not be at this commencement speech today. his sonnies playing in the ivy league baseball championship. that is a good reason not to show up and those students are very, very excited rahel. live from camden, cherri gregg for kyw news radio for cbs-3 "eyewitness news". >> cherri, thank you. lots to be excited about. also happening today vice-president joe biden and donald trump are both expect to be attending the university of pennsylvania graduation. biden's granddaughter niomi a and trump's daughter tiffany are graduating from penn's school of arts and sciences. the as you you can imagine
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with the vice-president and republican presidential candidate in the audience, security will be tight, so you want to get there early. ceremony is scheduled to begin at 6:30 tonight at franklin field. >> democrats vote tuesday in kentucky and oregon, hillary clinton and bernie sanders are spending the kay in the blue grass state. donald trump is even ifing off criticism over concerns over his treatment of women and reluctance to release his tax returns. as brooke silva-braga reports it is happening some republicans continue to put off an endorsement. >> reporter: house speaker paul ryan still hasn't endorsed presumptive g.o.p. nominee donald trump and said saturday night that could still take time. >> let's air differences, get an understanding of each other. i think most republicans at the end of the day will come that we are in the never hillary camp. >> reporter: trump is facing questions on multiple front, a insuring times story detailed a history of unwelcomed advances towards women including kisses on the mouth, trump disputes the charges. >> he also denied posing as
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his own spokesmen in the 1990's, recorded interview with the supposed spokesmen, sound a lot like trump and described the businessman's romantic life in unusually frank terms. >> he is living with marla and three other girlfriend. >> reporter: in a new web ad hillary clinton focuses on trump's years of reluctance to release his tax return. >> maybe i will do tax returns when obama does his birth certificate. >> if i decide to run for office i will pre dues my tax returns absolutely. >> reporter: trump says he is waiting for completion of the audit, brooks silva-braga for cbs-3 "eyewitness news". presidential politics will be part of the conversation on face the nation. republican national committee chairman reince priebus will be among the guests, see it this morning at 10:30 right here on cbs-3. isis is claiming responsibility for an attack on the natural gas plant killing at least 12 people. police say a suicide car bomber hit the main gate of the plant about 12 miles north
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of baghdad and then several suicide bombers and militant broke in the plant and then clashed with security forces, 25 troops were wounded. politicianness texas, arkansas and elsewhere are promising to buy a new directive from the obama administration on the use of school bathrooms. transgendered student at public schools can use bathrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity. we month have more on the backlash. >> reporter: across the country there have been protests, for and against transgendered students being allowed to use rest rooms and locker rooms of their choosing. state leaders, including texas lieutenant governor dan patrick are flat out rejecting the obama administration's new guidelines. >> we will not yield to black mail from the president of the united states. >> reporter: patrick is urging the state's school district toss ignore the policy completely. >> democracy is democracy. >> reporter: but fort worth the state's largest school district said it would enforce
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the new rules. >> parents should be outraged in this shocking violation in breach of the public trust. get back to education repeal the policy. >> reporter: the school's superintendent, says that the policy could prevent bullying. >> unfortunately not every child comes from a safe and supportive home. >> reporter: currently eight states, plus the district of columbia have laws regarding gender and bathroom use. california and new jersey are the only two states that allow students to choose a rest room based on their gender identity. north carolina recently made headlines with the bill critics a say restricts transgendered people rights. back in fort worth some believe the matter should be handled on a local level, she has two children in public schools. >> it is not a federal decision, this is a state and this is a local decision. >> reporter: directive sent out by both justice and education departments is not law, message behind the letter was clear, follow its guidance or transgender sensitivity or possibly lose federal funding.
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demarco morgan, cbs news, new york. still to come this morning on "eyewitness news", where can you get a hot dog, a burger and watch the trains go by? it is in meisha johnson's dream drive segment and you will not believe how long this restaurant has been around. aaron nola seeks a win for phillies on the mound, so find out if he does it later in "eyewitness sports". and going to the have afternoon ballgame? of course, dress in your phillies red but should you also dress warm? justin has the eyewitness weather forecast when we come
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break from the weather? "eyewitness news" traffic report meisha johnson took a dream drive to enjoy may flowers and their beautiful rain or shine. good sight seeing with her in chester county. >> we are off to chester county stopping in west chester and ending up in kenneth square. we are heading to west chester to a place i hear has fantastic food, and quite a bit of history too. piping hot sandwiches, opened up in 1940 selling hot dogs. >> we have one little shack down here. there wasn't any running water. it was borrowing electricity from the farm. it is a popular landmark. >> you have a secret that is in the on the menu that only,. >> it is called the cheese stake on top of a cheese dog,
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it is really good. >> you could call jimmy john's one of the first photo sharing sites. >> jimmy john was a photography buff. we have all these pictures lining the walls. wow mail you a copy and hang one in the store. >> the kid will be more interested in the trains. do you see that on there. >> yeah. >> what is your favorite on the menu. >> bacon chile cheese dog fries and a drink. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> we are going to a place right now that we have visited once before over christmastime, and new we will see what is here. licensing wood gardens changes every season. >> it looks totally different. so summer. so spring-like. >> spring, it is all about the colors. we have flowering plant material and specialty crops that we do for springtime. one is just this delight. you won't see this grown anywhere else. >> this is the get to place if you want to see flowers.
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>> what grabbed my eye right away is these baskets. >> they are a basket and it is just enormous. we like to focus on using common plants in unusual ways. >> it is just so cool. >> you north children's garden. this garden was designed as you can tell by the is in for children to come and enjoy and see nice horticulture. we have plants that we want them to rub them, and touch them with their fingers. >> wow. >> there is lots of water features to enjoy. >> wow. >> my gosh. >> i love it. >> we are from delaware county christian school and we just finished a unit on plants and science, so it has been great, tying in with what we just did. >> are you guys having fun. >> yes. >> can i get an even louder yes. >> yes. >> meisha johnson for cbs-3 "eyewitness news". how cute are they. justin joins us now. justin, fortunately all this
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rain goodies for the plants. more good news this week. >> grass will be growing like crazy too over the next few weeks so break out lawn more probably and eventually we will warm it up a little bit and dry out but we are talking about rain later this week but for now cool temperatures. let's check with the weather watchers this america the backyards generally in the 40's over most locations, a few 50-degree temperatures are starting to pop up now with the sunshine but out in willow grove barbara lane a chilly 46 e list as well as john carroll in mullica. gilbertsville eileen murray is celebrating her birthday today. happy birthday. you have 47 degrees. eagleville is 48. here near 50 in newark, delaware, cherry hill as well and 52 warmest spot in tabernacle the at john's house. another good sunrise this morning. just like yesterday. chesterfield, blue skies, bright sunshine to deal with and same deal around philadelphia. this shot look at that blue sky, sun coming through trees, eventually this afternoon we will see maybe a few more included build up.
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you get that with cold air aloft in the atmosphere and when sun starts to heat up the ground we will get fair weather cloud developing. let go up to the poconos where we have cloud cover, check it out not a whole lot of sunshine currently, live look from big boulder we are looking at the lake right now and it is chilly temperatures in the 30's. in fact tonight the poconos will be under a freeze watch. so widespread 30's once again tonight with the cold air mass in place. soggy stretch continues. we have pick up a tenth of an inch of rain in philadelphia yesterday. that brings us up to 2.84 for the month so far. two total dry days this month, and there is even a slight chance for sprinkle or two in some spots today. hard to feel like we are close to summer but it is happening. summer count down highlights to go, 15 days, that is it, until memorial day, 20 days until the average 80 degrees and still no 80-degree temperatures in the forecast, summer officially arrives 36 days from now and 50 days until july 4th.
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here's current pattern over next few you days, high pressure over western u.s., a little ridge in the jet stream that is where warmth end and where we have to get the warm temperatures. when that happens we will get cool stuff to the east, that is what we are dealing with for next few days, get used to chilly mornings and still cool afternoon as we head through middle of the week. then still a couple of storms to deal with bringing in some rain chances. the check out that flow in the at light image flow around that low pressure system bringing that colder air out of canada rain and snow showers as far south as western pennsylvania, that is a sprinkle or two is possible later this afternoon around delaware valley but most areas should be dry. maybe throw on that sweat shirt, long sleeve shirt heading to the phillies game this afternoon. the partly sunny at 1:35. game time temperature at the 58 degrees. talk about those rain chances to day, just to have throw in a 20 percent chance for sprinkle or two in some locations. tomorrow is dry, high pressure over us keeps our skies sunny and then 50 percent chance for more showers on tuesday and wednesday, so the wet pattern,
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just continues, but at least it will not be as dreary as it has been the past couple weeks. clouds do develop this afternoon with that cold pocket aloft. the here's spotty shower to try to break out ovulater this afternoon in the evening hours, and they die down once we lose heating from the sun, a clear, cold night tonight, low 40's around the city, 30's in the suburbs and then nothing but sunshine on tap for your monday, so lets talk about those temperatures, look at this, we will struggle to get to 60 degrees this model we are not even showing 60-degree temperatures. this is typical for late march, early april and then tonight it is cold, suburbs down to the 30's north and west and interior south jersey, and then tomorrow we are backup in the mid 60es a, still almost 10 degrees below average. breezy and cool today. 61 degrees for philadelphia, colder north and west. chilly tonight 42 for the city, still have to crank up that heat, and nighttime and then here's that extended forecast mid 60's on monday with some sun, clouds are back with showers on tuesday, still some shower chances on
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wednesday, and then by end of the week it is dryer and then we will start to warm up back to average mid 70's by friday into the weekend. if you love watching weather, you can be featured in the newscast by becoming an eyewitness weather watcher at cbs, back to you. right now 7:49. time to check on those roads and highways, lets get to ann evans in the cbs-3 traffic center, hi there ann. >> hi rahel. we have an accident to tell you you about. this is schuylkill westbound lanes at 30th street as you can see right lane block, traffic squeezing by in that left lane and this is due to a serious accident, emergency crews on the scene affecting schuylkill west and eastbound 30th street is affect. off ramp is closed due you to this particular accident. hopefully it will clear out soon. we will move traffic cam here to i-95 at walt whitman bridge a bird just went by in this traffic cam. there it is if you saw him n delays or problems on i-95, he is in fine shape.
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passenger, walt whitman to the shore, no problems, further up on 42, 55, ac expressway looks good and so does the garden state parkway. so both of those highways, are just both fine today. we will move traffic cam one more time to the mid county tolls of the pennsylvania turnpike, heading to the poconos both northeast extension and pennsylvania turnpike look okay with no delays or problems. we have a note from septa today trolley routes 11 and 36 are busing between forty-ninth and willow avenue due to overhead wire maintenance. thinks scheduled until 4:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. the rest of the mass transit honor close to schedule. that is latees from the cbs-3 traffic center, i'm ann evans now rahel back to you you. >> thanks for that information. still to come this morning on "eyewitness news" all it takes is one run, to give phillies to pull it off again, straight ahead in "eyewitness sports" but first here's a look what is on cbs-3 tonight.
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phillies go for the sweep this afternoon with the red. fightins are seven games a above 500 for the first time since the end of 2011 regular season. they won on a great double play to end the game. aaron nola on the hill for the looking for run support in his first home game of the year. ryan howard with the fly ball off the top of the scoreboard in right field. miguel franco will score on
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ryan's double and phillies tied the game. to the fifth, phillies went ahead, herrera with the single up the middle. tyler goodell scores and fightins take the lead. next up, sees an hernandez, his grounder, find his way into right field for a hit, scoring aaron nola. phillies with the the three-two lead. aaron nola went seven innings, giving up two runs and struck out nine matching his career high in strike out. ninth inning phillies lead down to one. hernandez pitching. jordan hit a fly ball to left. tyler goodell makes the catch. suarez tags up from third, we have a play at the plate. cameron rupp gets the throw. he puts on the tag. he gets crush but held on to the ball, for the final out. phillies win their third straight game, four-three, the final. >> that throw by goodell, you know, perfect throw to the plate, great, great execution, great way to win a game. >> he put everything into that throw basically and right down the line and cameron mad a great play to hold on to that. >> i was just thinking all along hold on to that ball for
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dear life. the don't let it go. whatever happens, happens. just sacrifice everything, it is my plate, don't let him get to it. >> and the eagles rookie camp end today, veterans come in for ot a's on tuesday, eagles selected quarterback jaylen mills in the seventh round. he played college ball at lsu and was expect to be drafted higher but then was charged with simple assault. he went to a pretrial program, and the charges were dropped. after going through the legal process, he says he is thankful he is getting a chance to play in the nfl. >> every time i come here, i looked at my locker i get chill bumps. i have been here for three days but i get chill bumps. it the is just something coming from are, starting to play football at ten to 12 years old, it ace i dream come true. i'm's here, but i will take advantage of it. >> flyers captain claude giroux and rookie defenseman shane gostisbehere will have hip and abdominal surgery on tuesday. the team says that they should be able to return to full activity in ten to 12 weeks.
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>> it has been going on for a while, he is a tough guy and i'm certainly hearing it didn't help, but he has been at it since before the midpoint of the season. ghost was a little bit later, towards the end of the season. but this is typical, you know, typical hipps, hockey hip, whatever you want to call it. >> now to the pitch, union taking on montreal in the battle for first place. union trailing. the nice paling here, swags le too who pass toes cj sapong who scores his fifth goal this season. union play to a one to all tie. jim curtain's squad is unbeaten in the last four games and remain one point behind the division leading impact. that is all for sports, i'm leslie van arsdal, have a great day. job hunting is in laughing math they are weekend. hundreds applied for jobs at the new punch line philly comedy club in fishtown. the job fair was at fillmore
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philadelphia, and more than 50 positions are available. the comedy club is looking for bartenders, servicer, box office staff, security guards, and more. punch line philly is scheduled to open up in july. and that is it for "eyewitness news" at 7:00 here's what we have coming up at 8:00. >> it is a little known fact how you pay for car insurance might have very little to do with your driving rorrer. up next three is on your side with some secrets to getting cheaper insurance rates. and yes, it is may but you still may need the jackets this morning, and maybe much of the day, justin is back to tell us how long these temperatures will stick around. we will be right back.
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a fire at a bucks county motel and one person is found dead inside, this morning, fire investigators say this fire was no accident. president obama is getting ready to address the graduating class of 2016, at rutgers university this afternoon. we will hear from local students on their way to hear him speak. and definitely a nice start to the day but you you will likely need your jacket, spring chillies in the air for start of our week. good morning to you, it is sunday may 15th i'm rahel solomon. thanks so much for being with us. we will send it over to justin drabick. any time we talk about chilly temperatures in may your ears perk up. >> when like it or not we're stuck with this for the next few days. >> i'm waiting too. heat kick on this morning at my house. what the heck i


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