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june 7th, good morning everyone, i'm jim donovan. >> i'm brooke thomas. katie and meisha are keeping an eye on things this morning. >> yes, good morning, happy tuesday, feels like friday, doesn't it? >> i wish. >> you guys didn't see -- >> you have good imagination! >> roadways are looking good, just trying to -- a lot of which is clearing out of our way. >> and the roads are so quiet. i think we can expect a decent sunrise out there, so shades required, and pretty mild to start the day out there, too. take a look, storm scan3, not too much to track here locally off to the north and west however we do have little hint of moisture, we zoom it out one time, put things into motion, three hour loop shows you even still you can see how things are sort of fizzling with time here, just moisture, being drawn to the northeast, there is a cold front, how much, technically, pretty potent frontal boundary, but doesn't have a loft moisture to work with. that is primarily pent up off to the south, in the form of tropical moisture that's moving through portions of florida, carolinas, not
expected to mess with us. meantime just basically got clear sky out there, it is still quite mild outside. low 70s from i95 on southeast, further north you travel, it is still pretty mild but cooler by comparison at least, allentown checks in at 63, into the 50's at this hour in mount poconoment as the day progresses we do expect more than anything to see some sunshine and keep that warmth around, mid 80s already or low 80s at least by lunchtime, then looking ahead to 3:00 p.m., probably tack another degree on top that far to 83 for daytime how many, that's when this cold front will cross through our area, so bridges with it a shower, thunder shower, at some point, not terribly potent with moisture as we mentioned, but it is going to turn a little unsettled as the day goes on, and then tomorrow, also, looks a tad unsettled which we will discuss as the show goes on, then, in the recall cool down comes our way, all of the details on all of this coming up later on the show, meisha. >> looking good-bye the weekends, i saw that, katie, awesome. good morning shall everybody, ben franklin bridge, what you are looking at right now coming in from jersey in center city, looking good
moving in the westbound direction, beautiful shot a lot of lites out there. still very, very dark, overall traffic levels holding steady. northbound creek road, this is you what looking at approaching 295, looking good, i would say, getting slightly busier right now, 15 minute ago, we looked at the same thing it, didn't quite look this busy, good indicator it will probably get busier earlier today than actually what we saw yesterday. again looking good there. vine closed overnight between schuylkill and the broad looking at the westbound and eastbound side, see it is now opening up. both, again, in the westbound and eastbound side, frozen camera now see the movement, looking good on both sides of the vine. want to pull your attention to this, do have more work on the delaware memorial work, two left lanes block today, they will be block between five a.m. and 8:00 p.m. so this is really going to slow you down specially as we head toward 6:00 or 7:00. so could you always take alternate. i would say if you are going to take that just give yourself extra time, construction on the pa turnpike that coming up in a little bit. brooke, over to you. >> new this morning, pizza delivery driver is fighting
for his life after being attacked while just doing his job. police say the 35 year old victim was about to make a delivery on the 5700 block of bow month avenue around 1045 last night, when two men threatened him at gunpoint told him to get back in his car. suspect then kidnapped and robbed the driver and forced him out of the car before shooting him. >> he tries to get up and run one time. at that point they put him back on the ground again, they continue to ask for more money. they eventually get back in the car. and as he's on his knees, and they get back in the car he hears one shot. gets hit in the back of the head one time. >> victim is in critical condition now. police have found his car and they are asking for the public's help to track down the suspects. they say, there may be juveniles who live in the area. >> also, new this morning, five year old boy is in the hospital after he was shot inside his own home. this happened on whittington place in chester around 11:00 last night, car also hit by the gunfire. we're told the parents kept
the boy calm, by reminding him of his upcoming birthday party. the bullet is still in his shoulder but he is expected to be okay. >> in other news, new jersey voters finally get their say in campaign 2016 when they head to the polls this morning. the primary comes as hillary clinton makes history. "eyewitness news" reporter justin finch is live in cherry hill at one of the many polling places that will open in an hour, good morning, justin. >> reporter: good morning, new jersey is one of two big primary contests happening today and based on officials projections, today could be a closer for democrats, clinton and sanders. now, following her weekends win in puerto rico, cbs news and the associated press are calling clinton the party's likely nominee, counting pledge, delegates clinton is only 26 shy of 20383, the nomination benched mark, now, clinton only needs a small fraction of delegates to become the first presumptive nominee for either party. new jersey counts 126 pledge
delegate, and 16 un pledged or super delegates, meaning, the garden state could launch clinton who is favored here in to the history books tonight. but, in recent weeks, survivals have converged on california also voting today, counting 546 delegates is the day's largest prize, and where polls suggest another close contest for clinton and sanders. cbs reports president obama could likely soon endorse and campaign for clinton given tonight's returns. and though before looking ahead, both candidates are focused on the tuesday vote totals. >> i am obviously really excited about that, but i'm not letting myself focus on it yet because i want people to come out and vote tomorrow particularly here in california. >> in the most important primary in the whole democratic nominating process, we're going to win. >> now, clinton has set her sites on donald trump, the gop presumptive nominee.
he's now under fire for remarks made about a federal judge who is of mexican heritage, now handling his federal fraud lawsuit. polls open in just about one hour here in new jersey, and also, voting today, new mexico, north and south dakota as well as california where the candidates are watching those returns closely, or will be tonight. we are live here in cherry hill, justin finch, cbs-3, "eyewitness news", jim, brooke, back into you. >> thank, justin for that report. don't forget the polls open in new jersey in less than an hour at 6:00 a.m. vote once again until 8:00 tonight, stay with "eyewitness news" and cbsphilly.com for up-to-the-minute results after the polls close. >> one person is in the hospital this morning, following a fire at a delaware county shopping center. this fire started just before 9:00 at the family dollar store on delmar drive in folcroft. the fire reached three three alarms before firefighters finally contained the flames. no word on the injured person's condition but we do know they were taken to crozer-chester medical center for treatment. >> fire fight is her recovering after getting hurt
battling a warehouse fire in philadelphia's brewerytown neighborhood. this fire started around 10:00 last night near 31st and jefferson streets. several food trucks are also park, there but no details on whether any were damaged. >> philadelphia police are still trying to track down the person who through a bottle at philly's slugger ryan howard. now one man says he's been wrongly accused as the culprit. >> "eyewitness news" reporter pat gallen joins us live now with the details. what's going on, pat? >> reporter: messy situation, a shame, phillies first baseman howard, struggling through the season having just 150, having been ben. , late earns issue gives howard something else he has to deal with besides struggle at the plate. now fan who says he was 30 miles away when it happened is being dragged into the mess. after pinch hitting saturday against the brewers, ryan howard had an alluminum beer bottle thrown at him by unruly fan, as the phillies and police continue to look for the person who did it, howard says (. just because he's an athlete
doesn't mean he deserves to be treated this way. >> we're all human being first and first most. what dow is baseball. sometimes i have good days, sometimes bad days, but that doesn't mean that somebody gets the right to throw a beer bottle at you and not face any consequence. >> howard is rightfully upset by the situation, and is getting help from the team, and philadelphia police, some on social media have been attempting to crack the case although few have harassed the wrong guy. joseph bennett of aston says he's been dealing with mistaken identity. >> it is not me. this is totally wrong what's going on. i'm getting harassed and in that photo i want people to please take a good look at that photo and you can see, here is the side of my face, red facial hair, and i'm like 20 pounds heavier than that guy. >> this is a look at who the phillies and police believe is the man behind the bottle throw. after the beer toss, which occurred in the ninth inning of the phillies lost to milwaukee, the man quickly
exited the game. and although it is just one fan who acted alone in this incident, it is unfortunate, because it becomes another black eye for the fan base as a whole. while ryan howard declines with rapidly body of work, eggs correct, there is a line with athlete do you not cross no matter how upset you are. and this guy one of those lines that has been crossed unfortunately. >> that poor guy. that does not look anything like -- who would blame him? >> i have no idea who would go after that guy. >> can't grow a beard that quickly. >> and gain 20 pounds. >> hope appreciate that. >> now for a look at newspaper headlines from across the region. >> from the front page of the burlington county times, decades after the supreme court rules towns must provide affordable housing, a state appeals panel is now considering whether quotas need to be put in place to establish how many affordable homes a and ants they must actually provide. ruling from the three judge panel is expected shortly. >> from the pages of the daily
local news, howard holland has been named the downingtown police chief after serving six months as the acting chief. holland began his career as a police officer in downingtown in 1997. and he graduated from the fbi national academy in 2010. >> from the front page of the north penn life banners featuring the names and faces of area residents who have served in the armed forces now line main street in lansdale. about 65 of the 205 ordered banners are currently in place, representing veterans date willing back as far as the civil war. >> that's a look at some of the newspaper headlines, from around the delaware valley. >> well, coming up: the gorilla enclosure at the cincinnati zoo reopens today for the first time since boy fell into the exhibit. >> i we'll talk about the safety changes the zoo made and let you know why his parent, the little boy's parent, won't face any charges. also, it is going to be a who's who of stars at muhammad ali funeral, the philly connection to the service. plus: >> much of florida under state
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kfc young center with which holds about 22,000 people. limited number of tickets for both services will be offered to the public on first come first serve basis. >> the cincinnati zoo reopens its gorilla exhibit today for the first time since a three year old boy fell into the enclosure. the incident led to the fatal shooting after male gorilla. the boy's mother will not face criminal charges over the incident, prosecutor says the mother didn't do anything criminal. said she was watching three additional children and turned her back for a moment. now, of course the mother has faced criticism even threats on line from people angry the gorilla had to be killed. >> and if anyone doesn't believe a three year old can scamper off very quickly, they've never had kids. because they can. and they do. >> zoo keepers say the gorilla exhibit will have higher reinforced railing. the outer barrier will now be a half foot taller than before with solid wood beams and rope netting. >> some severe weather in florida this morning, tropical
storm colin is moving across the northern part of the state bringing heavy rain and damaging winds up to 50 miles an hour, cbs news correspondent hena daniels shows you the damage after the storm made landfall. >> in this surveillance video, you can see the backyard shed and roof of this jacksonville home being ripped apart piece by piece, as strong gusts of winds from tropical storm colin came rumbling through. >> i could hear like the freight train sound. >> ron mcdowell at home with her daughter when the storm hit and says they ran into the hallway for protection. >> stuff everywhere. trees snapped in half. their stuff is in my yard, my stuff in their yard. just crazy. >> in saint pete beach on monday, the powerful storm surge rushed on to the outdoor area of this restaurant. the high waves and pelting rain drenched the roads, flooding the streets. with strong winds, up to 50 miles per hour, a 50-foot
cyprus tree toppled over onto this home near tampa. >> just all the sudden, boom,. >> i forecasters expect colin to pelt part of florida, southeast georgia, and coastal areas of the carolinas, with three-six more inches of rain today. hena daniels, cbs-3, "eyewitness news". katie, they are getting soak down south. will we see any rain today? >> we will, but nothing on the orders of the tropical moisture pounding this. we'll talk about. that will quick check on what is happening with coin. it is a little bit of rare storm, simply because cents it is the c name storm system and it is happening so early in the season, in fact, set record whether actually formed to become colin on sunday evening as the earliest we've ever had. a c name storm since records began. so, big deal in that regard. but, you can see, it was so much moisture to work with here, yes, you can understand why they are getting just pound the with the rain right now, in addition, there are still some tropical storm watches, warnings, that are in
effect, and at the moment they extends all the way up the north carolina dog line tropical storm warnings are what we are finding through that region. now, thankfully, we don't have to worry about t take a look what happens with this storm systemment basically jet right out to sea bypassing us essentially entirely here, even at this point it doesn't look as though it will kick up the surf all that much for our area. regardless, if you are headed to the shore, you know the rules, always swim near the lifeguards. all right, taking a look what's happening though with our forecast, do have frontal boundery that will be crossing through, doesn't have ton of moisture but will trigger shower perhaps thundershower this afternoon specially. in the meantime live look outside middle township high school in cape may courthouse, nice mild start to the day, sun is up, we aren't really starting to see, you know, just some very, very pleasant conditions unfold at least initially here. but there will again be a shower or thunder shower that fires up at some point later this afternoon, even the early evening, so call it very spot any terms every any showers for the first pitch forecast back in south philly this evening. it is not going to cause any kind of major delays if it
happens at all regardless, though, there is that wet weather to dodge, for some of you later on today. behind that cold front, lives to up its name, doesn't it? 72 degrees by tomorrow. noticeable drop on the thermometer, then start the slow rebound through the rest of the week with more and more sunshine, meisha? >> weekends looks gorgeous, thanks, katie. good morning, everyone, all right, so what we are looking at right now, 59 north, off ramp to the blue route right over here, that was under construction this morning, you had lost the left lane. that's now since been cleared. so overall looking good. ninety-five northbound, not too worried about it usually in the morning, it is 9959 southbound direction. typically keep my eye on right now, 59 south looking okay. what we are looking at right now the schuylkill eastbound at spring garden moving into center city, beautiful shot here. i will say. that is the schuylkill moving in the eastbound direction, particularly, is what is heating up right now, overall still looking pretty darn good out there. boulevard headlight moving in the southbound direction, this is at fox street, you can see, looking good here, as well, i would say early risers out there basically anywhere we look at around 4:30, looks
kind of like this, building ever so slowly, but we know mondays and tuesdays will get busy. this is where we have some construction still out there. pa turn peak eastbound between neshaminy service plaza and delaware valley, right lane blocked right now, and also just reminder of the ac rail line shuttle bussing between 30th street and cherry hill, due to delay bridge repairs through friday morning, jim, over to you. >> thank you, meisha, a it is a case that's making waves across the country, why college student isn't the only one being criticized for his light sentence for sexually assaulting a woman. plus: >> ♪ >> ♪ >> a carpool karioke performance, see the broadway stars tackle one of the biggest musical hit of all time. when we come back.
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>> after sexually assaulting a woman at a wawa in northeast philadelphia, police say the attack happened around 6:00 last night on the 9400 block every state road. they say the woman was assaulted in a smallwood dollars area behind the store. she was able to break free and call police. police found the suspects few blocks away. there is outrage over a judge's decision to sentence the former sanford university swimmer to only six months in jail, for raping an unconscious woman. as kim hutchinson report, there is now a push to remove the judge from office. >> meets to make sure women are safe on our campus. >> voicing concern after california judge sentenced the former student 20 year old brock turn tear six months in jail for sexually assaulting a unconscious woman in january of 2015.
>> problem with protecting women from sexual assault. >> followed by the release of emotional 12 page letter, the rape victim wrote and red to her attack nerve court. cnn ashley ban field devoted a long segment of broadcast monday to read that letter live on air. >> the next thing i remember i was in a gorney and in a hallway. i had dried blood and bandages on the backs of my hands and elbow. i thought maybe i had fallen and that i was in a administration office on campus. i was very calm. and wondering where my sister was. a deputy explained i had been assaulted. >> turner's father also red the judge calling the assault 20 minute of action and saying the case left his son shattered. he also maintained that his son has never been violent including on the night he assaulted the woman. the santa clara county judge cited turner's age and lack of criminal history as the reason for a sentence.
prosecute hers asked for six years. many are criticizing the decision as too lenient, and now a petition to remove the judge in the case is quickly gaining signatures. stanford university released a statement monday saying it did everything in it power to ensure justice was served. kim hutchinson, cbs-3, "eyewitness news". coming up in the next half hour of "eyewitness news", historic flight halted overnight. >> find out what problem is keeping the plane on the ground in pennsylvania, a little longer than expected when we come back. justin? >> polls open in new jersey in just matter every minutes. i'm justin finch coming up why the garden state could help make presidential history. >> plus, a bear on the prowl in a local neighborhood. i'm glad this is not brooke's neighborhood, she would move, where it was spotted and why the homeowner says the close call could have been much worse. katy? >> jim, it is definitely a muggy start to the day here on the skydeck. we warm up yet again to summer like territory today. there is pretty significant cool down headed our way.
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closing in on history. cbs news confirms hillary clinton now has enough delegates to clinch the democratic presidential nomination just before voters in new jersey head to the polls today. we'll show you why bernie sanders says his fight is far from over. >> good morning, i'm brooke thomas. >> i'm jim donovan. katie also heads you know when you might see some rain, but first, here's what you need to know to start your day in the morning minute. >> finally he collapses. >> pizza delivery driver in critical condition, after being kidnapped during a robbery. >> according to the news, we are in the brink of a historic, historic, unprecedented moment. >> cbs news, the associated press, now calling clinton the party's likely nominee, polls open here in new jersey at 6:00 a.m., beginning what could be the end of the race for clinton and sanders. one person is in the hospital, following a fire at a delaware county shopping