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. live from the cbs broadcast center in philadelphia. this is cbs-3 "eyewitness news" this morning. the train didn't stop t kind of picked up speed and crashed into the building. >> tragedy on the tracks, learning more about the victims from yesterday's train accident in hoboken. live report plus meisha is here to tell fuss there were any delays today. >> other our top story is the weather, socked in by rain, winds, lauren says it will be cloudy, cool today, much of our area is under a flashflood watch. well today is friday, september 30th, good morning, i'm jim donovan. brooke is off today. more on the hoboken crash in just a moment, but first we opportunity get our very latest on the forecast from lauren in the weather center. good morning. >> another miserable day, hey at least it is a friday. but we are continuing to deal with rainfall, and also, some
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very strong winds, and copouts amount of rainfall specially across parts of delaware, we pick up over 12 inches every rainfall in the last 24 hours across parts of sussex county. we do have some road closures in these areas, as well, due to localized flooding. do have flashflood watch in effect for majority of the delaware valley including the philadelphia metro. this runs until 4:00 this afternoon. the rain continues on storm scan3, some of the heaviest rainfall right now, again, across portions every delaware, also up into berks county and the lehigh valley. seems steady light rainfall here in the city. also contends withing strong winds speeds, as well, winds out of the northeast cranking 15, 20 miles per hour, with those stronger gusts, winds gust to go 31 miles per hour in philadelphia, gust to go 40 along the coast, as we head throughout the day today, we will continue to deal with gusty winds, rain at times, some pocket of heavier rainfall, cool temperatures, meisha, only topping in the middle 60s, when are we going to get rid of the miserable weather? the answer in your full
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forecast coming up. >> all right, lauren. yikes. another rainy, blustery cold morning. also, going back to you, jim. >> thank you so much, appreciate t federal investigators are beginning to piece together what led to yesterday's deadly train accident in hoboken. a woman on the platform was killed and more than 100 others were injured. now, the man controlling the train is facing questions. cbs hena daniels live in hoboken where thousands of people will have to find another way to get to work this morning. hena? >> reporter: good morning, jim, that woman was 34 year old wife and mother. investigators want to question the man who was controlling the train. that's that smashed through a barrier. the witnesses say it was traveling well above the 10-mile per hour speed limit. >> i have heavy structural damage. i have people trapped on the train. >> historic hoboken terminal building remains close today commuters this morning, as federal investigators work to recover an event recorder,
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from the mangled new jersey transit train inside. the canopy of the build something on top of the controlling car. additionally because of the age of the build being, there is the possibility of asbestos. >> witnesses say the train was traveling at a high speed when it slammed through a barrier and into the platform. >> the light went off and people started screaming. >> in the midst of the chaos, strangers stepped in to help the injured. including this pregnant woman. >> the baby is fine but the ceiling of the train fell on my head. >> thirty-four year old woman, wife and mother, was killed by debris from the crash as she stood on the platform. >> started off with a regular day for that woman, and her family no longer has her. yep, kind of scary. >> ntsb investigators are questioning the train's engineer, as they try to figure out just what went wrong. the engineer thomas gallagher was injured in the accident. but released from the hospital yesterday. the 48 year old had close to
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20 years of experience as an engineer. >> he just loved, i should say, he loves his job, or just so sad, so sad. >> officials will also be looking at whether positive train control could have prevented the incident. the automatic braking system deploys when trains run above the speed limit but had not yet been installed on the tracks. and authorities will be reviewing the train's outward facing cameras, hoping to get more information. now, there was another train accident at this very staying back in 2011, that injured 34 people. jim? >> hena, we mentioned the victim's day started as normal. do we know where she was coming from? >> reporter: really sad story. her and her husband moved here from brazil year ago, they were married for eight years, they had a 18 month olds toddler. she actually just dropped off her baby girl before heading here to the hoboken train station to get to work. >> sad news, hena, appreciate that report. in other news, septa's
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implementing safety measures on its regional rail lines, beginning in april the transit agency started installing positive train control or ptc. as hena mentioned, the software based system is meant to prevent derailments and other problems. >> the train knows where it is at, it knows what the allowed speed is in that territory. and it will enforce that speed. there is an on board computer on the train, and so if you're going too fast, it will put you in a emergency brake condition. >> now, half dozen regional rail lines have implemented ptc, and septa officials say all will be equipped with the added safety measure by the end of the year. congress, meanwhile, has mandated that all private railroads have the system in place by 2018. and stay with "eyewitness news", as we continue to follow developments on the deadly train crash. jan carabeo will have live report from hoboken, coming up at 5:00 a.m. or you can always find the very latest any time on
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cbsphilly.com. >> now, for more on this morning's commute, and the impact this hoboken crash is having, we get right over to meisha in the traffic center. morning. >> good morning, jim, so very, very rough day yesterday. let's talk about little bit what would are learning, updates throughout the morning, right now what we're seeing. so in hoboken, no service in and out of hoe bobbing then morning, guys. but the hudson bergen light rain will continue for the morning rush. also talk a little bit about this last night, same thing this morning, new jersey bus, private carriers, new york waterway cross-honoring new jersey transit. but because of this, because everyone is going to be hopping on, the buses for example, it is going to be very busy this morning. definitely dealing with a lot of over crowding, a lot of slow downs. again, for those you taking the hudson bergen light rain there is will resume for the morning rush it, doesn't sounds like it has resumed quite yet, but it will, i'll let you know as soon as it does, also the local roads around hoboken station just make note.
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a lot of those roads are closed right now. they will be re-opening later. but, for now, around that area, we are going to have to take some detours, again, just the local roads. so again, this is the main run down. this is what we know right now. i'll let you know as soon as i hear any other update throughout the morning, of course talking about what's going on in your local roads, as well, coming up in about 15 minutes, jim, over to you. >> thank you so many, meisha. worlds leaders are jerusalem today for final farewell to former israeli president shimon peres, perez died at the age of 932 weeks after suffering a stroke. president obama, foreign president bill clinton and israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu among the dozens of leaders in attendance. perez held virtually every position in the government of israel, a wouldn't nobel peace prize. we have a live picture right now of the services at israel's national cemetery in jerusalem. president obama just finished speaking to the crowd. we're told the perez burial is expected at 5:00 this morning our time.
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that's less than half hour from now. >> well, in other news this morning, police are investigating a murder in the city's hunting park section. police tell us 42 year old man was shot to death right outside of his home. it happened just after 11:00 last night at seventh and annsbury. police have two people in custody. ice witness news reporter justin finch will have a live report in about 30 minutes. authorities have charged delaware woman with setting a fire that killed two wilmington firefighters, and injured four others. authorities say was drunk and using anxiety medication when she started the fire in the family's lakeview road home on saturday. lieutenant christopher leach and senior firefighter jerry fickes were killed during the fire when the floor collapsed. two injured firefighters are recovering at crozer burn center. first of two public views for firefighter jerry fickes were held last night. family and friends paid their respects at grace lutheran church in hokessing, a second public viewing is this
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afternoon from 2:00 to 4:00. private funeral will follow. lieutenant christopher leach will be remembered today in wilmington, viewing from ten to noon followed by funeral mass. then a joint memorial service for both firefighters at the chase center on the wilmington riverfront starting at 1:00 saturday. well, in other news, it took nearly two years but philadelphia police say they've made arrest in a deadly hit-and-run in the city's holmesburg section. forty-three year old christopher cook faces several charges including homicide by vehicle. cook allegedly struck and killed 33 year old theresa as she was cruising the street on the 8100 block of state road in home berg on december 23rd, 2014. theresa's mother spoke with "eyewitness news", and told us what she would say to the driver who took her daughter's life. >> i would ask why, why couldn't you just stop? if it was an accident then you would stop and, you know, you
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become accountable for your own actions. but when you don't stop, and and you continue going, and you live your life day-to-day to day, like nothing is wrong, it is not an accident. >> now police say anonymous tip led them to cook. he now faces several charges including homicide by vehicle and involuntary manslaughter. >> donald trump is responding to accusations he violated an us embargo with cuba in the 1990's. news week magazine reports trump hotel executives visited the communist nation in 1998 for business meetings, a trip that cost $68,000. the report is suggest the trump delegation may not have obtained the proper u.s. treasury license to spends monday any cuba. trump denials the claims and says the reports author has a quote bad reputation. hillary clinton meanwhile says the report is evidence that trump puts his own interests before the nation. meanwhile, new jersey governor chris christie has said he is not asked to
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prepare donald trump for his next debate, but source tells cnn christie could be taking a lead role in the preparations for the next debate sunday october 9th. still ahead, we will tell you who will be performing at superbowl half time show next february, and also where the rain and winds cause chaos and roads to buckle, forcing evacuation after apartment building. and this rainbow is causing quite a stir in social media. why some people say it is a special sign. stay with us. we will be right back.
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>> update on deadly train crash. federal investigators trying to figure out what led to thursday's accident. the packed commuter train plowed into a platform, at the height of rush hour, and killing 34 year old the woman and injuring more than 100 other, the train's
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engineering, thomas gallagher, has been released from the hospital, and is said to be cooperating with investigators. >> our coverage continues throughout the morning, and you can also get the latest any time on cbsphilly.com. well, a day after the funeral service of golfing great, arnold palmer, we're seeing remarkable picture from his home golf course. just short time after his ashes were sprinkled at the golf course, this picture shows a rainbow over the statue of palmer, at the laurel valley golf course, not far from palmer's hometown of latrobe, a public memorial for arnold palmer will be held tuesday at sane vincent college. part of maryland will dealing with flooding this morning, resident in one apartment building in fruit land were awakened by firefighters evacuating them. they've been told to prepare to be gone for days, in saulsbury parts after road buckled, and collapsed. lauren is here with more on the rain we're seeing in our area, bluster think morning leaving the house, lauren. >> it is so blustery.
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the rain continuing to fall, reduced visibility, another miserable day, unfortunately, flashflood watch in effect until 4:00 today for large portion of the delaware valley including the philadelphia metro, down to south jersey, the shore, august of delaware, we've seen the heaviest rainfall amounts in the last about 36-48 hours. storm scan3, showing us trends of more wet weather, moving through, rainfall intensity, light to moderate, some pockets, but making for very wet start to the day, especially across parts of delaware, once again, new castle county seeing the most rainfall right now, very widespread in nature. moisture continues to flow in from off-shore. and that's going to be the trends all through the day today. also, yes, dealing with these blustery conditions to boot. current winds speeds up around 15-20 miles per hour with the higher gust, we do have greatly reduced visibilities. so plan for the extra commute time visibility down to 3 miles in philly, 3 miles in millville, down to 2 miles in ac. future weather showing us the wet trend of the day today. rain continues to move in from off shore.
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as we head into the second half of the day, might see little bit after break for our friday evening, head into saturday, not quite as wet, but still, rain chances in the forecast with some scattered showers moving through the area both in the morning and again in the afternoon. temperatures right now very cool, 58 degrees in philly. fifty-three allentown, chilly start in mount pocono, 47 degrees. and, highs will struggle once again, only climbed in the middle 60s. 56 degrees, cool, windy, period of rain, and then tonight, some occasional showers, still breezy conditions, falling back to 62 degrees. we eventually start to dry out as we head into the upcoming weekends, few lingering showers possible sunday. and then finally meisha a dry day as we head into monday. finally. >> lauren, thank you so much. if you are just waking up with us, what we are talking about first thing in the morning is hoboken. we'll have the answer today and thousand will affect to you traveling to the station. right now no service in and out every hoboken. also, path service has been restored. great news for some of you.
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also, hudson bergen light rain will resume for the morning rush. and also, same story that was last night, new jersey bus private carriers and new york waterway cross-honoring new jersey transit. no to -- not to mention the local roads around the station, very localize the, so won't affect a lot of you. make note of. that will make sure to check schedules on line with the cross-honoring, you can expect some over-crowding, as well. kind of on the same topic here, take a lock at this, septa regional rails, all lines, regular weekday service is going to resume on monday. great news for a loft you taking the septa regional rails who have been waiting on. that will let's take a look outside. real quick. schuylkill eastbound past montgomery, there are repairs to a downed pole, so we do have some construction going on there. plus, the vine was closed overnight for some of the construction both westbound and eastbound. we're waiting for the sides to open. jim, over to you. >> thank you so much, meisha. still ahead on "eyewitness news" this morning, vote on plan that may have saved consumers lots of money, is abruptly canceled. we'll tell you why.
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>> welcome back, the south carolina teen who allegedly killed hills father before opening fire at an elementary school is due in court today. the 14 year old shot a teacher in two, six year old boys on playgrounds on wednesday. one of the students, jacob hall, remains hospitalized in critical condition. >> tulsa police officer betty shelby is in court today, will be arraigned on first degree manslaughter charges in the shooting death of terrence crutcher. attorneys for shelby tried to move her court appearance up by a day siting safety concerns, but a judge denied the request. shelby has reportedly received death threats since the september 16th shooting. >> time now 4:50. time for check on business news, money watch's jill wagner joins us as always,
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live from the new york stock exchange, good morning, jill. >> good morning, jim. >> so i understand the fcc abruptly canceled a very controversial vote. what can you tell with us that? >> reporter: okay, so, yesterday the ftc was supposed to vote on flan would require cable, satellite and tell he come tv providers to offer free streaming apps for subscribers, ftc head had argued this would save americans hundreds of dollars on cable box rentals a year it, would give consumers more options, yesterday, though, out of no where, he tabled the vote, and just said that it still needed more discussion, i should note, cable companies adamantly oppose these new rules. >> you think? what a surprise. they want more money. well, on lighter note -- >> exactly. >> exactly. on lighter note this friday, i understand 7-eleven is celebrating the slurpee by putting something new on the menu? >> yes, the 7-eleven is
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celebrating the 50th anniversary of it most well known drinks, the slurpee, so from now until november 11 the convenient store chain will offer slurpee pop tarts. another product celebrating 50 years, limited edition, and it is part of the company's year year-long slurpee-bration as they call. >> i'm big fan of pop tarts. i travel with pop tarts in a special container. >> do you? >> i do. no matter where i am stranded in the world i'll have my pop tarts in a container. i may have to try these out. >> all right, and let me know. i haven't had a pop tart in many years. but i like that you're keeping it old school. >> i'm child-like, thank you, jill. we'll check in with you in the next hour. coming up after the break, another check on the rainy forecast, stay with us, we'll be right
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>> continuing with the wet weather, we're so close to the weaken, but rain continues to move in across the area. steady, light to moderate in intense tip, seeing most rainfall again across portions every delaware, this time, new castle county seeing the most consistent and widespread rainfall, pockets of heavier rain continuing to pass through dover over the last three hours, it will be another slick and slow commute this morning. rain and wind, we contend with over the next several hours, some showers still around for the afternoon drive. ponding on the roadways, even into saturday, meisha, dealing with more showers in the forecast. >> another slow commute indeed. all right, lauren, thank you so much. good morning, everybody. looking outside right now, we do have an accident, the schuylkill westbound approaching the vine, the left lane is blocked. maybe some foreshadow of things to come. we know it will be very wet out there. whenever it is wet, we know we'll have problems on the roadway, already, and just little bit toward
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