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this is cbs-3 "eyewitness news" this morning. it was the feasterville home where a dozen girls were found kept inside. later today, three suspect will appear in court. we're live with a look at the charges they're facing. fire fight remembers working to find a cause of this massive strip mall fire in doylestown. we have the latest just ahead. >> and part of the area are under flashflood watch this morning. justin is here with more on the forecast. and today is tuesday, august 2nd, good morning, i'm jim donovan. >> i'm brooke thomas, we're getting ooh day started with a check on weather and traffic with justin and meisha. >> good morning, lot and lot of construction already this morning, 4:30 in the morning, i can tell you almost every camera map is construction. >> we do have better news in the forecast, though the humidity starts to lower
little bit today. you will feel the difference, gets real nice wednesday. flashflood watch actually ended out earlier, it has now been canceled, that's a good thing, you need to see most of the radar now pretty quiet. we did have brief heavier showers over parts of cecil county maryland, few hours ago, but that's about it, still left over with clouds across parts of the delaware valley should give way to some sunshine, so pretty mild this morning, waking up to 73 degrees at the airport in philadelphia, 72 allentown and just like yesterday, pretty much everyone generally dealing with the same numbers at this hour, couple of upper 60s, willow grove, doylestown. dew point temperatures looking little better compared to yesterday. they were well to the 70s, now starting to see mid 60s show up into the lehigh valley, berks county, it indicates the drier, less humid air mast that is starting to filter on in, you should begin to file the difference throughout the day today. look at the high temperatures being only lower 080's due to clouds, nice easterly breeze over the water, keeps us below average, at the shore high near 80 degrees, can't, rule
out maybe stray shower or under this earl storm later on today, but i think most areas stay dry. so looking pretty comfortable over the next few days, wily bring back some heat later in the forecast, we'll talk about that in just a bit. let's hit the road with meisha. >> justin, thank you, good morning to you. the late says lot of construction, good morning everyone, happy tuesday to you. the vine is closed for that construction between the schuylkill and broad. you can see westbound, eastbound, still closed, ill of course update you, let you know as soon as that opens. make note now that the dnc is out of here vine construction back for business. construction here, 202 southbound between route 29 and route 30, in the northbound side, it is route 30 and 401. two right lanes on the southbound side. one right lane on the northbound side. this is actually a project that started in 2013. this is between route 401 and route 30. the good news for those of in you and around this area it will be completely ending by the end of this work week. we're hearing maybe around friday morning. so great news for those of in you and around the area, make
note for this morning, construction still out there. construction 95 north the off ramp to cottman now since cleared, looking good, construction delaware 95 north between 295 and 495, three lanes block until 5:00 a.m., jim, over to you. >> thank you, meisha a preliminary hearings scheduled today for the trio charged after 12 girls were found in the man's feasterville home. >> investigators say, daniel and stayvilla, gift dollars their 14 year old daughter to lee kaplan in he can change for helping them pay off a debt. "eyewitness news" reporter justin fin itch live in feasterville with the story. good morning, justin. >> reporter: brooke, jim, good morning. facing the most charges that lee kaplan, the man authority say fathered three children with a minor, that minor's parents also in court this morning, and all three adult now facing felony charges. the accused are lee kaplan, age 351, eight felonies, two misdemeanors including several count every sex assault,
unlawful contact with a minor, indecent assault and corruption of minors. his bail is set at $1 million. cap hand set to have fathered two children with a now 18 year old woman, the daughter of daniel and stayvilla of lancaster county, couple gifted their daughter to kaplan as payment for a debt, something the pair say they researched on line, they were unaware was illegal. daniel charged with conspiracy, sex assault, endangerment welfare after child, his daughter also faces felony felony end danger charge. in june police were kipped off at child abuse at feasterville host, 400 block of old york road. inside they found 12 girls ranking in age from six months old to teenage, and at the time police found no birth or school records for any of those children. now, back out live, police telling us the children did not appear to be malnourished.
all three defendant are due here at the lower southampton courthouse later this afternoon. we'll be here live outside the courthouse, justin finch, "eyewitness news", back to you. >> thank up, justin. stay with "eyewitness news" for continuing coverage on this story, when we're not on tv you can always fine the latest on our website cbsphilly.com. authorities are trying to find the cause of a fire at a bucks county strip mall, that took firefighters three hours to get the flames under control. the fire started around 5:00 monday night at grove supply incorporated. bathroom fixture retailer in the 600 block of north main street in doylestown. smoke bill owed into the sky, and could be seen for miles. firefighters were called in for nearby town, and eventually crews placed the fire under control, just after 8:00. three people were transported to the hospital. there is no word on the extent of the injuries. >> sadly, a five year old boy from our area is dead this morning. he was struck by lightning on a north carolina beach. steven little of lansdowne was struck by lightning in the
outer bank where his family was vacationing. little was a member of the lansdowne swim club. we're told the family was trying to get out of the storm and into their suv when it happened. the boy's parent in the the ambulance halfway, but he was pronounced dead at the hospital. >> now, to the latest in campaign 2016. a new cbs news poll shows hillary clinton leading donald trump by seven points. >> clinton received a four-point bump in the wake of the democratic national convention. trump was in mechanics burying pennsylvania last night, spoke to packed high school gym where he ratchet dollars up his attack on clinton and blasted bernie sanders foreign doors g clinton. >> if you would have just gone done nothing, gone home, relaxed, woe have been a hero. but he made a deal with the definitely. she's the definitely. he made a deal with the devil, really. >> there were so many people in attendance, organizers had to open a spill-over room for attendees, meanwhile, hillary clinton received the a ten
cast of billionaire warren but the who released -- >> he can bring his tax returns, nobody's going to arrest us, it is not -- there are no rules against showing your tax returns. and just let people ask us questions about the items that are on there. you're only afraid if you got something to be afraid about. >> presidential and vice presidential candidate from both parties dating back to richard nicks von released their tax returns. >> a tiny book with america's most important document has become a best seller on amazon. pocket constitutions were in the top ten best sellers as of saturday. last week at the democratic convention, proudly held up his own pocket constitution, as he blasted donald trump proposed muslim ban. his son, army captain, was killed in iraq. the national constitution center on independence mall gives visitors their own
pocket constitution and self aver sean in the museum store. >> so it seems that there has been a lot of conversation about the pocket constitution since thursday, people have been coming in, and asking about it, talking to our new see staff about the pocket constitution and where they can get one. >> national constitution center said it has also seen a spike in visitors on it on line constitution up 16 percent. >> learning more about double shooting at an apartment complex in ambler. one of the victims, 54 year old janice trunk, who authority say lived at the forest garden ants. police responded there late sunday night after neighbors heard gunshots, the second victim identified as 44 year old kevin milton smith, authority say trunk and smith lived together. we talked to trunk's sister. >> i can't even cry, i'm like in shock. my last relative. i don't have anybody now. somebody took it from me. she didn't deserve this. it is not right. >> a spokeswoman for the district attorney's office
says they are ruling out the possibility of a murder-suicide. and another viewing will be held this morning before funeral services for philadelphia firefighter who died while on duty. forty-two year old gabriel lee was a 17 veer veteran of the fire department. viewing was held last night at deliverance evangelistic church in philadelphia and another one will be held this morning at 9:00 a.m. firefighter lee's funeral is scheduled for 11:00. >> still ahead: how neighbors in one philadelphia community are trying to promote gun safety. >> also this morning, there are new concerns about zika virus, we'll have the latest on warnings issued to travelers headed to south florida. >> a live look outside at this early hour, much of our area is drying out. temperatures are getting a bit more comfortable. just ten has the forecast when we come back. we come back. stay with ♪ i was on my way to work, the next thing you know, i was on the ground. ♪ the trash truck ran over both my legs. ♪ i had sixteen surgeries.
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>> zika virus outbreak, officials warning pregnant woman to stay away from the areas north of miami. they're also telling couples who have been in one of the areas of the wynnewood arts district to put off having children for at least two months. they're now 14 cases of locally transmitted zika in the state. >> you know, national night out gets early start in west philadelphia. the annual event bridges police and neighbors together to have fun and promote safety. "eyewitness news" reporter trang do in overbrook park where the focus was in protecting the community from guns. >> reporter: over book park national night out part picnic, part rally, to encourage people to tack active role in their community. >> the more neighbors get involved, we can improve the neighborhood. >> the first time an officer meets a citizen shouldn't be on a crisis situation. it should be at a picnic or gathering like this. >> city officials sending the message that safe neighborhoods start in the home. >> sheriff deputies cast out
free gun locks to anyone who wanted one. >> at least lock them up. make your home safe for your children. >> over the weekend, police say, a five year old boy in germantown accidentally shot himself in the hand. >> most gun accidents happen in the house in a mistake. to prevent mistakes we should have gun locks. >> congressman bob brady said he is working hard with his fellow democrats to get gun laws passed. 170 lawmakers on the house floor. >> we got the attention, we'll keep it up, keep doing it until we get decent gun control legislation. >> national night out event continue through tuesday, and the city hopes to eventually give out a thousand of these gun locks over the next several years. in overbrook park, trang do, cbs-3, "eyewitness news". >> further north in abington township people also celebrated national night out. abington pre-night out is a 17 year tradition, bringing 4,000 people together to strengthen the relationship between the community and the police
department. first responders and public officials talk to people, there was also plenty to do including a tricks on a bmx bike. >> well the time now 44:44. >> justin is here with another check on your forecast. >> good morning, guys, looking little better today as far as humidity levels, it is dropping hour by hour as we head into the afternoon, will feel pretty good. later tonight and certainly tomorrow. drying out too. we have the cold front now passing by to our south, you see a lot of clear skies, north and west, central pennsylvania, that will head our way. still some showers up-state new york, but i think motion of us today stay dry. you can't rule out sprinkle or two, especially west of the city into the afternoon. but i think we're looking good as far as the outdoor plans go, definitely a go. low to mid 70s, still mild this morning, 72 newark, delaware, dover. 73 degrees at the airport in philadelphia, 69 in woodstown, seeing some 60s showing up in some of the suburbs to the north, 68 in doylestown, chaddsford also in the upper 60s, at this hour. that's where the dew point temperature is right now.
yesterday, if you were watching, we were in the low and even mid 70s, in some spots later on during the morning hours, but that's still feeling a little on the steamy side. that number will continue to lower throughout the day today. and tomorrow, call it pleasant, but humid, little on the humid side, still not bad for early august. so as we head into the afternoon, again, could be stray shower popping up, some spots, not a big deal. we will break out to little more sunshine, tonight, generally, clear skies, maybe few clouds, from time to time. and then tomorrow again mixture of sun and cloud. in the forecast, the winds direct, notice the wind flow coming off the ocean. this is out of the northeast around ten to 15 miles per hour, but it helps knock the temperatures down little bit next couple of days. sale deal on wednesday. so, expect cooler than average highs. check it out. today we will be in the low and mid 80s at best. tonight, maybe some 50's, in some of the lucky suburbs, upper 50's, in the lehigh valley, and berks county, tomorrow, kind of the same deal, low and mid 80s for the high temperature. so notice the humidity dropped today.
some clouds giving way to sunshine, high temperature 83 degreesment tonight comfortable, 68 for the city, cooler out in the suburbs, few clouds around, annex tended forecast, back into a dry period, for the next several days, mid upper 80s, humidity starts to increase friday, close to 90, looks like saturday next chance for shower or storm high in the low 90s. it is august, so we know we have to see the 90's returning at some point. >> absolutely, justin, thank you for. that will good morning, everyone be happy tuesday to you. looking out side, a lot of construction to talk about. this is the first one, 202 southbound between route 202, on the northbound side talking about between route 30 and 401, one right lane blocked there. now this is a construction project going on since 2013, between route 401 and route 30. and it sound like this is finally coming to an end, this week, hopefully by friday morning. i'll keep you updated on that, make note for this morning, that construction project still out there. the vine closed now that the dnc is gone, get the closure
back, eastbound and westbound side, we'll let you know when it is clear. 206 is closed at 38, because every downed traffic signal. won't slow you down too much. northeast extension northbound between mid-county and lansdale, right lane blocked there. also delaware memorial bridge southbound left lane block, and sound like it will be blocked until 2:00 p.m. friday. so in the heart of the morning rush, and the evening rush, that will probably slow you down just little bit. also, more construction delaware 95 north between 295 and 495. see if i can get that switched, there you go, three lanes block until around 5:00 a.m. overall this morning, what you are dealing with is a lot of construction, coming up in a little bit, i will be talking about some septa update we were talking about yesterday that we will talk about again today, jim, over to you. >> construction and more construction, thanks, meisha a still ahead this morning, more changes coming to the mcdonald's menu. the reason pilot at one major airline want their ceo to step down. >> we'll have the details ahead in money watch. also ahead, we are taking you inside pennsylvania first mormon temple.
>> reporter: pilots at southwest are calling for gary kelly to resign, putting cost cutting above critical tech upgrades, they say, that's what caused last month's computer outage which forced the airline to cancel or delay thousands of flights. kelly says the airlines investigating every angle as to why that outage occurred. brick, jim? >> that was a big mess for travelers. i understands mickey department's making some changes? >> that's right. as of today, mcnuggets will no longer have artificial preservatives, same goes for their scrambled and omlet style eggs, mcdonald's also
removing high fructose corn syrup from it hamburger buns part of mcdonald big plans to change its image and boost sales. brooke, jim? >> i wonder how this stuff will taste though? >> mcdonald zest is so good for me, i'm sure i'll love it. >> you know what they say, huge fast turn over that you don't really need all of the preservatives, that they once needed before there were as many stores. >> makes sense. >> i don't know, i can't wait until the day your money watch report includes a new mcdonald's delivery service to news rooms. >> and a coffee service. >> gentlemen, thanks, jill. coming up after the break, another check on weather and traffic. >> stay wi
>> nice breeze developing out of the east northeast off the atlantic ocean, right now still on the warm side, low 70s at this hour, philadelphia, up in allentown, 71 in trenton, low 70s in south jersey, so temperatures pretty much uniform. keeping today also the humidity level will start dropping, still will feel humid but the levels are going to go down, as we go hour by hour pretty much into the afternoon. so pretty good stretch for early august, later this afternoon, certainly, tomorrow, and thursday, but it starts to kickback up on friday, with typical summer like conditions, and we are talking about 90 agree temperatures returning for the weekend. but today, sunshine, clouds, noticeable drop in the humidity, 83 for the high temperature, can rule out stray shower, thunderstorm, mainly west of the city later this afternoon, it will be comfortable later on tonight, few clouds, 68 for the city. some of the suburbs could dip down into the upper 50's, and here is the extended forecast, keep it below average tuesday and wednesday. low and mid 80s, and then thursday back up close to average, and we bump up the temperature tours close to 09
agree. lower 90s saturday, next chance for shower or thunderstorm, now a look at the traffic conditions with meisha. >> good morning, justin, good morning to all of you. if you are just waking up with us, talking about a lot of construction on the roadways, some closures, as well, the vine still closed overnight, over night construction now that the dnc has moved on out. this is back in play. so, vine closed westbound and eastbound. i'll let you know as soon as that opens. usually does in the early part of the 5:00 hour. ninety-five headlights southbound direction, just past the betsy ross bridge, you can see what you are looking out there, looking good, nice and quiet just as it should. reminder talking about this yesterday, fares are being collected from these five stations before the platforms. they are hoping this will alleve ate some of the crowding, temple, jefferson, suburban station, 30th street, university city. more construction for you here in delaware, 59 north between 295, 495, three lanes blocked until around 5:00 a.m. jim, brooke, i'm going to send this over to you. just know there is a lot of construction on the roadways on this tuesday morning.
>> thank you, meisha a we are getting a look inside pennsylvania's first mormon temple. >> while it officially opens this fall, here in philadelphia, church leaders gave us rare look inside yesterday. the temple located in center city. it stands 19 stories high. it will serve 40,000 members of the church. >> a temple is a place of peace, inspiration, learning, and sacred ceremonies. >> the video of inside the temple, it was provided by the church. the church will be open to the public from august 10th through september 9th for those who would like to see it, after that only members will be allowed inside. >> i went yesterday for the tour. fascinated. i really recommend it, beautiful architecture. >> coming up in the next hour of cbs-3 "eyewitness news" hearing from the brother after pennsylvania woman washed away in deadly flooding last weekends in maryland. we will be right back.
>> weeks after a dozen girls were rescued from this feasterville home, the three suspect will appear in court. we're live with a look at the charges they face. also happening today, monsignor william lynn will appear in a philadelphia courtroom. find out what his lawyers will do to try and have him released from jail today. >> a live look outside of the studios. if you are just waking up get ready for a break in the humidity, some humidity, alleluhia, but the heat will return. today is tuesday, august 2nd, good morning everyone, i'm jim donovan. >> i'm brooke thomas. justin and meisha are here, as well, keeping an eye on things this morning. >> yes, good morning, you guys, happy tuesday to all of you. i can tell you right now, a lot of construction this morning, guys. it will slow you down as we
push toward the 6:00 hour. thankfully just starting the 5:00 hour. hopefully a lot of this gets moved out of the way. >> at least we have the humidity going downward, some relief from the july heat we had. >> humidity, everybody says, but you stay without the h? >> yes. >> what is that? >> i don't know what that is. >> humid. umid. >> and my dad says that, too, from brooklyn. >> and from allentown, lehigh valley, the same thing, no h. >> don't lose him. >> outside right now, it is dry, that's a good thing, we had some clouds over us, eventually that will give way to some sunshine later this morning into the afternoon. and temperatures, actually, going to stay below average today, really the next couple every days, nice little stretch. 73 degrees at the airport, light breeze out of the northeast, 5 miles per hour, key in our forecast, because it will bring in that cooler air. we have the cold front that