tv Eyewitness News at 430 CBS September 19, 2016 4:30am-5:01am EDT
we begin with breaking news overnight another explosion goes on this one in north jersey. it is impacting morning travel, as well, we'll hear from authorities just ahead. we're also following developing news overnight out of new york city where authorities are questioning five people in connection to saturday night's explosion. and a live look at storm scan3 showing a lot of wet weather headed our way. katie is backtracking showers and thunderstorms that will have an impact perhaps on the morning rush. good morning, everyone, today is monday, september 19th, i'm jim donovan. >> i'm rahel solomon in for brooke thomas. let's got your monday, your week started with a check on weather and traffic with a check on meisha. >> good morning, roadways looking okay, a lot of construction throughout, there
one accident we have a camera for coming up on the schuylkill. >> just getting started here, things off to very muggy start in most spot. the further west you go already rain to track. so i start things off with a snapshot a look at storm scan at the localized zoom here for you. pretty heavy rain coming down in central lancaster county, obviously some lightning bolts along with this, as well, but heavy rainfall if intensity along with this, not everyone getting hit by this right now. if you are trying to beat this, and maybe in most of new jersey you're off to at least a dry start. but eventually that rain is going to overtake the region. we will be stuck with off and on pocket of rain, could be locally heavy any time today. frankly we need the rain. so we're going to take this as a positive. but it is not coming with the best timing. it will impact our morning drive. and it certainly will be coming down heavily, chip away at rainfall deficit we currently face. mid 70s, mild and very muggy start to the day. coolest spot of the pack goes to mount pocono, where you are at 65 degrees at this hour,
and 75, currently the temperature in palmyra, mt. holly at 73. very quickly, just looking at the area headlines today, periods of rain, thunderstorm, so we could be facing up to inch plus worth of rainout of this, poor drainage flooding around concern, but we need the rain. we'll take what we can get. >> one of those things we need the rain but how much can we get. >> pros and cons. >> thank you so much. good morning, happy monday. the accident i was talking about off the schuylkill past university ave. it is blocking that right lane. i'll back out so you can see this, see the squad war, flashing lights, will probably start to slow you down, if nothing else, still very dark, still very early. what it will do have gaper delays. even though not completely stopped in the area, yet, you will have to slow down, probably tap your brakes, pass by. make note it is out there. the vine was not closed overnight for the construction your we're used, to being oohing -- looking good.
also, regional rails, new schedules. make note of. that will also, norristown high-speed line new schedule here. make sure to check the schedules coming up. more construction ahead. back to you. >> breaking news this morning, in new jersey, a suspicious device has exploded near new jersey trans station as a bomb squad tried to disarm it. this happened at the elizabeth train station, that's up in union county northeast corridor. around 8:30 sunday night, two men going to a trash container found back pack with five devices. the union county bomb squad was sent in. the mayor of liz death describes what happens next. >> the robots that were going in to disarm it cut a wire and it exploded. i don't know the technological aspect of that. i know there are other devices. i don't know what they're made up of. but they'll have to be removed. and all of the fragments from the other pieces are going to
have to be tried to pick up. so the fbi can investigate this. >> there was no immediate report of injuries or damage from that blast. the mayor warned that other explosions were expected as the bomb squad continued to work. new jersey transit service was suspended between newark-liberty airport and elizabeth, also new jersey bound amtrak trains were being held at new york penn station. >> meanwhile, new development this morning in new york new york. the fbi is questioning five people in connection with the explosion that rocked a manhattan neighborhood this weekend. anonymous source says the five were in a vehicle of interest in the investigation on the very san owe bridge. now, no one at this point has been charged with a crime. governor andrew cuomo, and mayor bill de blaze yo, toured the site of the blast sunday, authorities are also looking into a second device that was found just few blocks away. authorities say the second device appears to be similar in design to the first. >> was it a political motivation, personal motivation? what was it? we do not know that yet.
>> now the explosion was captured on surveillance tape, 29 people in all were hurt. but all of them have been released from the hospital. >> officials continue to investigate this weekend's pipe bomb explosion at the jersey shore. bomb blew up saturday in a trash can in seaside park shortly before a charity 5k run. no one was injured. officials say at this point it does not appear to be connected in the blast in new york although not ruling anything out. >> the father of the man who allegedly stabbed nine people at a central minnesota mall told a newspaper his son was a 22 year old college student who showed no signs of being involved in terror i. authorities are investigating saturday's stabbing as a potential terrorist attack. now, they haven't publicly identified the attacker. but says police told him his son died. isis is taking credit for that attack. >> back here at home, getting a look at the moment police officer was shot during this weekend's deadly rampage in west philadelphia. this video captured by a
camera outside a barber shop shows this university of pennsylvania officer edward miller is shot. he was released from the hospital yesterday. investigators say the gunman nicholas glenn went on shooting rampage, killing a woman, injury five other. people living by decked for cover. >> it was ten shot, then four more, so i just laid in bed and got close to the wall, you know, from the windows. >> among the injured philadelphia police sergeant sylvia young. she remains hospitalized after she was shot at 18 times. glenn was later killed by police in a shoot-out. investigators say glenn was angry with his probation officer and police and wrote about it in a note found at the scene. >> more philadelphia police officers come under fire this time no one was hurt. detective say officers in the dollars a teenager smoking marijuana on south street around midnight saturday. they say the 19 year old allegedly fired three shot at the officers as he ran away. officers did not return fire, they were able to arrest this
19 year old and did recover a gun. >> campaign 2016, terrorism is the topic in the presidential race, both candidates chris coste in battleground states today. hillary clinton will be in philadelphia this afternoon, she will deliver a speech at temple university hospital. then later she will meet with world leaders at the united nations general assembly including egyptian president. trump is also trying to meet today. now, there are just 49 days until election day. stay with "eyewitness news" for continuing coverage on air and on line at cbsphilly.com. >> president obama set to address world leaders today for the final time as commander in chief. he arrived in new york awe yesterday where the un general assembly is underway as you can imagine law enforcement is on high alert. the president is expected to discuss a crisis in syria, and the importance of build ac global coalition to defeat isis. happening today, opening arguments in the trial of two former allies of new jersey governor chris christie, charged with causing gridlock
on the george washington bridge. face fraud and civil rights charges. accused of intentionally reducing access lanes to the bridge in fort lee to punish the town's democratic mayor for not endorsing christie. and opening arguments are also set to begin today in the civil trial of the deadly 2013 center city building collapse. six people were killed, 13 people injured, when a building under demolition collapsed and crossed the salvation army thrift store at 23rd and market. both the demolition contractor and his excavator face criminal charges, this trial will decide in any individuals or important cat entities are financially liable job congress congressman john lewis will receiver the liberty medal. will be recognized for courageous dedication tore civil right and the constitution. he along with williams led the 1965 marrano across the bridge
in selma, alabama on bloody sunday. the ceremony starts tonight at 7:00 at the national constitution center. well, as we mentioned, we're following breaking news this morning a, explosion in elizabeth, new jersey near a train station. >> it impacting train service. we'll have an update ahead. also ahead katie tracking showers and storms that may impact the morning rush. she'll time it all out for us. also this. >> hey? >> yes, i'm inbetween jobs right now. >> and jeb bush makes a surprise appearance during last night's emmy awards, we'll show you more of highlight when we come back. stay with us. big oil polluters. they have a friend in pennsylvania. millionaire pat
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one of those devices exploded while the bomb squad was attempting to disarm it. here's video just obtained by cbs-3. now, there were no immediate report of injuries, new jersey transit service is suspended between newark liberty airport and elizabeth. amtrak service is also suspended near elizabeth. >> meanwhile, developing this morning, a new york five people are being questioned by the f.b.i. in connection with this weekend's bombing. no one has been charged with any crime at this point. 1,000 additional law enforcement officers are being deployed in manhattan as a precaution this morning. >> and, authorities are also investigating any connection between the new york explosion and this morning's explosion in elizabeth, new jersey. of course we'll have much more on that. >> indeed, busy morning. meantime eagles have arrived in chicago for their prime time match up against the bears. >> it has been quite a week for wentz, winning rookie of the week award, also the number one selling in the
jersey shores out the from the president, the bears by the way are a three-point favorite tonight. the time now 4:43. >> katie is here with another check on the forecast. katie, talking rain, that's been quite some time. >> absolutely, exactly, we've got multiple inches worth of deficit we could really use the rain at this to at this point, rahel. i know nod ideal a a lot of rain coming by the time we hit the road, get out the door. but here it is, we'll get out the door, get through it, to i come in to give you sense when things will pan out. still dry. that's relative term here in the city. feels real muggy walking out the door. the raindrop at least have yet to fall. very overcast sky being reflected off from the city lights here. but it is a mild start to the day. take a look. 76 degrees. feels like 76. that sun does eventually come up, it will feel muggy throughout the course of the day. won't see much sunshine because of the frontal passage. here's why. a lot of rain currently moving
its way toward our west most suburbs, some already getting hit by this at this point. this rain coming down heavily. also thunderstorms embedded when it, too, sluggish front, drawing on the moisture, drawing on the warmth leading on the leading edge of the passage. eventually crosses through, leaves behind again very beneficial rain. we will very likely pick up about or just over an inch worth of rainfall across some of our area. now, it is important to keep in mind, this is computer model, not gospel, so you may see differing values by the time said and done. i feel like this gives you good gauge of what we will be facing here. anywhere from say couple of a tents of an inch to exceeding un 1 inch, up and down i95. it will lead to poor drainage flooding, flashflooding being ponding on the road, slowing you down. we take you all the way to tuesday 6:00 p.m. t does appear as though this will actually be wrapping up as early as tomorrow morning before it is totally out of here. again, sluggish system here. some of this rain will come
down heavily at times, showers, pockets of steady rain, thunderstorms, off and on any time today. 79 degrees the eventual high with all of the clouds, all of the rain, won't deal with rebounds, but still scattered showers around, tonight we drop down to 69 degrees. forward in the forecast here, mid 80s return starting tomorrow. we start to clear out. frankly kicking off officially the fall season on pleasant note. milder than average. but sin, not terribly humid. >> look at that all 80s, katie, thank you so much. good morning, hand i monday. looking outside a an accident, schuylkill eastbound, university ave., pulled off to the right lane, not slowing you down in terms of traffic level congestion yet. we are putting on our brakes little bit. going by there. this will start to slow you down, depending how long that's out there. see how many squad cars are out with flashing lights on. it will slow you down, past university right lane. because of the explosion in new jersey overnight, amtrak service is suspended in the area of elizabeth, make note of.
>> this also, new jersey transit is also suspended between newark liberty airport and elizabeth. something that you certainly want to check your schedules on. i'll keep you updated with any other additional information we seed here. make note of this. also speaking of this, septa regional rails, new schedule to lansdale, doylestown, media elwyn, paoli, thorndale, trenton. more coming up in about ten minutes. jim, over to you. >> still ahead, police officer makes pretty amazing catch during baseball game. we'll show you. >> also ahead the emmy awards were handed out last night. we'll tell you about big winners, plus moments when we come back.
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>> well, before taking the stage at the 68th prime time emmy, kim he hits the road with jade cords end for session every carpool karaoke, they sang wham. some hbo series really cleaned up big at the emmies last night, game of thrones broke the record for highest number of emmy awards from any show, won 12 trophies. beef also won second straight emmy, made history winning fifth consecutive emmy for the political comedy. other big winner people versus o.j. simpson, won five. >> 4:50, time for check as always on business news. >> mine watch's jill wagner joins us live from the new york stock exchange, good morning, jill. now, jill, after a volatile week last week, what are investors watching today? >> so, invest remembers really just waiting for the feds
policy meeting t starts tomorrow. then on wednesday, janet yell len hold a press conference, when we will learn i learn if the feds, things can he economy are strong enough for another interest rate hike. most economists think the feds will wait until after the november election. jim, rahel? >> jill, i hear that lift is getting into the self-driving game? >> reporter: yes, the future of lyf. it is driving itself. the company's ceo predicts in the next five years, most of the rides provided by the company, will be in self-driving vehicles, jon sim err ceo also thinks the convenience of ride sharing services will make car ownership a thing of the past. jim, rahel. >> i don't want all of these cars driving around without drivers. >> no, not at all. i think technology has gone a little -- >> exactly, i have to start wearing protective gear to cross the street, thank up, jill. >> one day jim those self-driving cars will be safer than people. >> hopefully. we'll check in with you in the
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good morning, everyone, we are starting our work week off on pretty soggy note, very sluggish frontal boundary makes its passage. one of the pros and cons kind of situations where we're starting the day off with pretty soggy conditions obviously, but monday morning, just get out the door and get your week started here. mother nature not really helping matters. i would highly suggest the umbrella on day like this, pretty decent rainfall intensity out of this particular batch of heavy rain. this is casino every with us any time today. see that there is some breaks on the radar. that is what it will look like throughout the day. this isn't going to be just a wall of rain that moves through our area necessarily. rather, pockets of locally heavy rain, and some thunderstorms, that certainly is evident even right now. but this is a three hour loop. and there is not a heck of a lot of movement on this little line here.
so, you're going to be stuck in the really heavy rain for potentially an hour, before that one pocket may completely clear the region. and again, this will be off and on throughout the day. that's why i highly suggest having some kind of rain gear for you. as the week progresses we do expect not only will we seeing the humidity drop, but temperature climb. officially kick starting the season of fall at least astronomerly speaking on thursday, and we will be in the mid eight #'s for it. little above average. still sunshine, low humidity, definitely nice things to look forward to. >> absolutely. well, in the worlds of travel this morning, guys, heads up on this. we have an accident on the schuylkill eastbound past university ave. blocking both lanes now. what we were just seeing when this camera shot went little bit a ways back, getting more after birds eye shot, the traffic was pretty substantial. slow downs pretty substantial. coming up in the next ten minutes, a back upshot for this. give yourself extra time. again, the schuylkill eastbound past university ave. that right lane only was blocked, now, all lanes are blocked, trying to get that cleared out of your way.
also because of the explosion in new jersey overnight, amtrak northeast corridor service suspends in the elizabeth also new jersey transit, north jersey coats line also suspended between the newark airport, a lot more coming up in about ten minutes. back to you. >> police officer finds himself in the right place at the right time. >> and it all happened during a baseball game yesterday in san francisco. take a look, the officer was standing in the crowd when a foul baum came screaching toward him. he took off his hat and caught it. pretty cool. best thing the officer gave that foul ball to a child in the stands. good for him. >> he made that child's day. >> exactly. >> and coming up in the next half hour of cbs-3 "eyewitness news", big fuel shortage. >> tell you the reason five states are dealing with long lines and high prices at the pump. >> plus, tragedy after a high school football team's bus crashes. what's believed to have caused the wreck. back at the top of the hour.
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that's a suspicious device exploding at a train station in north jersey. we're live with breaking details, including the impact it could have on the morning commute. and this morning's explosion comes less than two days after pipe bomb blew up down the shore. right before thousands of runners were set to pass by. the theory police are now looking into. >> make sure to grab your umbrella before you leave this morning. showers are headed our way, katie will tell us the times we can expect to see them. good morning, everyone, today is monday, september 19. i'm jim donovan. >> i'm rahel solomon. brooke thomas is off this morning. katie and prior a keeping an eye on things this morning, and a muggy monday morning. >> certainly. good morning. >> but how are the roads? that's the main question as we head out. >> yes, really busy on this
monday morning, two accident out there, one on the schuylkill, one on the boulevard, then because of the explosion in new jersey a lot to talk about in the world of mass transit. >> not even rain interesting either. any time the weather starts to get active, even a shower, i swear, traffic just goes to a stand still. i don't know what it is. we can't seem to drive in the rain. i don't know what it is. but here it is. take a look, some of the rain coming down very heavily too. i'll show you some of the rainfall intensity in a second. but at least they're most of new jersey, off to dry start. couple of pocket of showers, obviously your eye gets immediately drawn to what's going on through chester county, lancaster county back to berks and lehigh valley. that's where i want to turn our focus, zero in, take away the satelite, look strictly at the radar, snapshot of the 5:00 a.m. picture. you have very heavy pockets every rain, rainfall intensity as high as two plus inches over the course after hour. now it is not staying over one spot for the course of an hour, but regardless some lightning strikes within some of the