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♪ >> live from the cbs broadcast center in philadelphia this is cbs3 "eyewitness news". matthew on the move after pounding cuba the ferocious storm is bearing down on the bahamas. this as residents in the southeastern u.s. brace for impact. storm scan3 is tracking matthew as it churns across the carribbean. mandatory evacuations are already underway in florida. hurricane matthew packing high winds and leaving behind damage from those winds and heavy rain
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g afternoon i think jim donovan. >> i'm rahel solomon. brook thomas is off today. matthew could intention if i as it approaches the u.s. don champion in daytona beach with the latest there. >> reporter: florida residents are aren't taking any chances they prepare fort rival of hurricane matthew. people stood in long lines to refill propane tanks and buy supplies near miami. >> we're preparing for the worst but hoping for the best. >> reporter: florida parts of georgia, north carolina and south carolina are under states of emergencies. in south carolina, more than a quarter million people are being ordered to move inland. >> because the storm changed we're change wagon changing with the storm. it's very important we make sure we do it faces. >> reporter: matthew barreling toward the bahamas as powerful storm and can strengthen again. food and supplies are flying off store shelves there. >> my stomach tells me this one might be bad. but we live and hope and we trust that everything work out for us.
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>> reporter: torrential rain from matthew caused raging flood waters to swallow up roads and a bridge in southern haiti tuesday. the storm's powerful 145 miles per how about wind shredded limbs from trees and blew out windows. officials say it was the strongest storm to hit haiti in almost a decade. don champion for cbs3 "eyewitness news". there's been a shift in matthew's track that encouraging news for us. meteorologist justin drabick is tracking matthew right now. what's the latest. >> jim, great news for us with this current shift in the track but horrible news for florida and the southeast coast. here's the latest stats as of 11:00 o'clock this morning. the storm now back out over the open waters of the atlantic ocean here and about 55 miles north of cuba able to intensify again we're back up to 120 strong category three storm now moving northwest at 12. we expect that track so that's still on schedule as it heads towards the florida coast over the next 48 hours but it may intensify back up to a category four storm early friday morning
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projected winds at 130 miles an hour. it's just offshore of east coast of florida then kind of loops to the north and then back out to sea well south of hatteras but this storm kind of lingers around even into monday so horrible news for the southeast coast. now why the sudden shift in the track. it's all about the jet stream and the high pressure we've been talking about this for of the past several days. strong ridge of high pressure still pushing matthew towards the florida coast that will happen for sure. we're watching this jet stream looks like now this jet will be little more flatter so able to push the storm quicker out to sea had little bit of a dip to it. could pick it up and move back to north at this point it does not look like it happens so again the flow takes it into the florida coast so with that hurricane warnings in effect for all the ba ham has even the costed of of florida. hurricane conditions possible in the next 36 hours and i'm sure they'll issue hurricane watches up to georgia and south carolina coast over the next day or so. look at the winds highest winds speed off the coast of florida. winds just pounding the water
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into northern florida. georgia, south carolina, so storm surge potential three to maybe even 6 feet. a lot of rain coming from this system. east coast of florida up to georgia the carolinas four, five maybe even 6-inches of rain for us we still have the threat for some rain but that's not coming from matthew we'll talk about that coming up in the full forecast with katie but you can always stay on track of the storm with any changes with "eyewitness weather" team check us out on tv or online >> thank you justin. neighbors in bustleton tried to in vain to rescue two people from overnight hours fire. jason finch shows us firefight firefighters faced quite the battle when they arrived. >> reporter: minutes before midnight this fire began scorching a split level house on the 9800 block of bridal road. heavy smoke and roof ripping flames captured on camera by an "eyewitness news" viewer. within 35 minutes, philadelphia firefighters say they contained it and kept it from spreading. one firefighter was treated for minor injury. and inside that home, crews
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found two trapped. >> companies found two victims on the inside on the first floor. they brought them out and started cpr immediately. i'm sad to announce that we lost both of them. >> reporter: neither was immediately identified. we're told one victim was found in the foyer. the other in the living room area. across the street this panicked neighbor's fears were confirmed. >> i'm extremely shocked. i was actually -- i was actually crying a little bit because i hope they got out. >> reporter: she says the victims just got their daughter off to college, were quite and kept to themselves. hours after that fire was put out this burned out bridal road home remembered a subject of intense investigation. a tow truck pulled away the suv still parked out front. meantime utility crews and city agencies rooted through rubble as the fire marshals combed for clues leading to cause. gas leak reported was quickly capped and officials will determine what role if any it
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may have played in this fire. in bustleton, justin finch cbs3 "eyewitness news". in other news it was a rude wake up call for residents of philadelphia's fairmount section this morning. vandals damaged their cars overnight. our joe hold den is in the neighborhood where several cars that their windows broken. joe? >> reporter: jim, we're at 25t25th and parish we can show you some of the damage. the cars affected here as you said a rude wake up call for people in this section of fairmount and it is pretty large swath of damage. you can see some of the windows not even addressed at this point. the windows smashed at random. there are cars, three of them, just in this block alone with busted windows. now, philadelphia police public affairs tells cbs3 patrol officers noticed that windows had been smashed just before fire this morning. the vandals struck here and all the way back down to the 2200 block of parish street. police say cars were also damaged in the 1800 block of parish and popular streets. now there are reports of upwards
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of 26 cars in total that were targeted, again, entirely at random. now, police tell us their investigation is continuing. i did just check in with police public affairs it is not clear if investigators have been able to develop any leads at this point in time. however, they do tell cbs3 that police are speaking with a person of interest in this case. however, no arrests just yet but of course we'll keep tabs with people in public affairs and keep you posted on the latest in this developing story. live in fairmount section of the city, i'm joe hold den cbs3 oy witness news. >> thanks joe for up that dately meanwhile philadelphia police are investigate a frightening home invasion in wynnefield early this morning. investigators say two men at least one of them armed barged into a home on the 5800 block of woodbine avenue that was about 5:00 o'clock in the morning. they tied up a woman and took her car and i-pad iphone and wallet. fortunately, there were no reports of injuries. bensalem police arrest add
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12-year-old in the recent clown threats that student said to have made a post threatening two middle schools in bensalem township. yesterday police arrested the 12-year-old from mays landing. now on monday, authorities in washington township arrested to new jersey teens 13 and 14 for making clown threats on social media. police say the posts mimicked others which have surfaced across the country and philadelphia police also identified a 13-year-old girl believed to be responsible for posts threatening violence at local schools here. switching gears if you're planning a trip to iceland or across the atlantic, you're in luck. this morning a philadelphia international airport new air service was announced. iceland air according to its website iceland air uses its home country's location between america and europe as hub for flights. flights from philly are expected to start in may of 2017. and it's a story of hope and survival. u.s. marine lost all four limbs in an explosion in afghanistan and today he's celebrate agnew live after getting a double arm transplant. more on this emotional journey
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next. katie? and it is hard not to be overshadowed by our pink toyota but i'm trying to work my best selfie skills here, guys. coming up, i'm going to tell you how you can be a part of breast cancer awareness all with a simple selfie and a hash i think my strongest asset, maybe by far, is my temperament. i'd like to punch him in the face, i'll tell you. i would bomb the [bleep] out of 'em. i could stand in the middle of 5th avenue and shoot somebody and i wouldn't lose any voters, okay? and you can tell them to go [bleep] themselves. get him out of here! get him out of here! get the hell out of here!
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i would support legislation in pennsylvania that would ban abortion and i would suggest we have penalties for doctors who perform them. would you put people in jail for performing abortions? at some point doctors performing abortions i think would be subject to that sort of penalty. dscc is responsible for the content of this advertising. welcome back. democrats and republicans are both claiming victory in last night' vice-presidential debate. >> mark albert reports from the
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white house on what was said and what was not said by the nominees. [ applause ] >> reporter: the two vice-presidential candidates say their feeling confident about their performance during last in it's first and only vice-presidential debate. >> tim kaine brought up negative comments donald trump made on the campaign trail as strategy to keep mike pence on the defensive. >> when donald trump says mexicans are rapists and criminals, i can't imagine how you could defend that. >> while pence said it was clinton not trump who is run insult driven campaign. >> she said that half of our supporters were a basket deplorables. she said they were irredeemable. they were not american. >> the debate was often contentious with one pundit calling it a bigger fest. >> team cane was viewed as the more aggressive of the two interest of interrupting pence multiple times. that aggressive nature hurt kaine of course to a group of undecided voters watching. >> his demeanor and constant
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interruptions undoubtedly came across as just too much for viewers. mike pence was all the things that donald trump was not in his debate. he was clearly -- he clearly studied and he was unflappable pretty much in the face of all those interruptions. >> reporter: now the attention shifts back to trump and clinton as the two will have their second of three debates this sunday. mark albert for cbs3 "eyewitness news". we want to take to you some breaking news. a live look right now at the base of the ben franklin bridge in old city philadelphia. a tractor trailer overturned at about 11:15 this morning just about an hour ago. it has snarled traffic in the area since then. one person was injured and taken to hospital. the extent of those injuries aren't known right now. we do know that no other injuries or no other vehicles rather were involved but be advised that traffic is snarled as we mentioned and you can expect issues in that area. switching gears a row tired marine who underwent a successful arm plant telling his
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story and showing off his new limbs. >> john peck and his doctors spoke this morning at brigham and woman's hospital in boston. peck lost his arms and legs in 2010 after stepping on an ied in afghanistan. earlier this year he received a double arm transplant. now hospital animation show what the 12 surgeons did. peck loved to cook with his fiance' jess and dreams of being a chef. >> i look forward to like this little kit on my stan less steal chef. using chemicals into cooking. i look forward to that. hopefully jess and i won't below up the kitchen or anything. don't worry about that. >> got great sense of humor there. the nerves could take another year to grow towards his fingertips. the donor's family chosen to stay anonymous. john sat next to an empty chair during the news conference to symbolize the troops that didn't make the home like he did. >> powerful, powerful symbol there. >> indeed. well a little dog is a big hero. >> go ahead and "eyewitness
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news" we want to introduce to us jackson. he is a very big deal in his town. we'll tell was he did that earned him so much pra
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october is breast cancer awareness month and one way we're raising awareness and money with selfies. >> meteorologist katie fehlinger live at liberty place in enter city with more on this event and how you can get involved. katie. that is very true, guys. yes. we are out here at liberty place at the rotunda, where there's a very hard to miss pink toyota sitting here in the middle of the rotunda, and it's here for very specific reason.
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you know you might have started to see little shades of pink showing up either on the skyline or with this pink toyota maybe you've been through liberty place already, and there's very good reason for it as you mentioned it's national breast cancer awareness month, and we like toed to our part at cbs3 to help raise the wearness and we do it through our lights for the cure campaign where we light up the area skyline with shades of pink and we also have this really great initiative. so here's -- this is what do you. this is how it works. you come down to the rotunda today. we'll be here until 7:00 o'clo 7:00 o'clock. take selfie with the pink toyota, and then share it on social mode ya using the hash tag pink toyota. and when do you that, toyota will actually donate an entire dollar for every person that does this to susan g. komen philadelphia. so we could raise hundreds if to us thousands of dollars just this afternoon into the early evening alone just by taking a bunch of civil fees. so get your picture taker out and come on down here and take one. i do want to get to shop talk. let's take you out to the
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graphics very quickly. we'll show you storm scan3 first and for most which thankfully is nice and quiet. as we heard in justin's hit earlier in the broadcast, matthew thankfully not looking like as much of a threat for us moving forward but for now we are under the influence of high pressure and that is going to continue to hook us up with some very pleasant weather down the road in the next couple of days n fact as we look at this pleasant pattern high pressure not only is going to shift further east but help draw in more of a southwesterly flow in the next few days today very comfortable in the low 70s which is basic wrl we should be. come tomorrow, though, that southwesterly flow kicks in it won't necessarily be breezy but it does usher in milder air and that does mean we'll have chance to warm up little bit more readily into the mid 60s both thursday as well as friday. so the sun is out to shine with beautiful fall weather right through the end of the week. now you'll notice off to the west a front boundary starting to approach. that looks like it's going to make its cross through our area on saturday. and so as a result of that, we will start to see the clouds not only start to rebuild here but also the threat for some rain
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really that's our best shot to see some rain in the next couple of days, guys. so even though we are still again tracking matthew and we'll keep a close watch on that cautiously optimistic it's not as much of a concern any more, there is still a chance to so some rain come saturday specifically. in the meantime looking at the live neighborhood network, beautiful after non unfolding here outside kutztown area middle school. temperatures generally region wide are stuck in the mid 60s we should rebound up to around 70 at best here low 70s generally the expectation and through the rest of the afternoon officially shooting for 71 degrees in philadelphia in the sunshine. beautiful fall weather. later on tonight, staying mostly clear, staying cool. the low drops down to 53 degrees. and looking ahead here in the eyewitness wet seven day, we can expect the temperatures to stay in the mid 70s right through friday. and thankfully not expecting much more than very minimal impact if any from matthew. other than some showers or some rain come saturday, it looks like we may have dodged that bullet which is great news when
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it comes to matthew. in the meantime as we come back here live at the liberty place rotunda taking selfies one more time we'll remind you until 7:00 o'clock tonight the hash tag share -- hash tag pink toyota and toyota will donate a dollar for everyone of us that takes a selfie and posts it to social media. they'll donate that dollar to susan g. komen physical. if you can't make it for some reason here to the liberty place rotunda today, there are going to be a few more appearances with this pink toyota down the road and you can find entire list of those appearances at our website i did. i third just met a breast cancer survivor her name is barbara it goes to show wonderful to meet and actually talk to the people that our benefiting from the research that goes into susan g. komen such a great cause. so proud to be a part it and hope you have a chance to take part. guys, back in to you. >> katie, thank you. certainly fun to take the selfies as she said worthy cause. katie, thank you exactly.
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>> talk about something worthy. jackson an 11-year-old pug being called hero after saving his familiarly from a fire. this super pup alerted his owners when sparks from an outlet turned to flames. jackson is the first animal to receive the hometown hero award in his idaho town. that's not all. he also received an official probationary firefighter badge giving sparky the fire dog some competition. >> you see, i love stories like this because i always say a pet owner we take care of our pets but in so many ways they take care of us too. maybe that's an ex em too example. >> oh, no. i think he's a super star. look at that face. >> absolutely. >> now, jim, you many people may not know you also have an anim animal. >> my stuffed dog i call eight stationary dog. >> sebastian. sits on my desk and watches over me. >> stuffed animal. >> um-hmm. >> okay. >> next treat for students from the philadelphia police
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i survived breast cancer. if the doctors hadn't caught it early i might not be sitting here. so i'm outraged that pat toomey voted to defund planned parenthood... which thousands of pennsylvania women depend on for cancer screenings. pat toomey was even willing to shut down the federal government to eliminate funding for planned parenthood.
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shut down the government over planned parenthood? i think we ought to shut down pat toomey. senate majority pac is responsible for the content of this advertising.
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coming up later today on "eyewitness news" at 5:00 isn't it great when you get a deal like when you use those bed, bath and beyond coupons? well now the store is thinking of doing away with them. oh, my. replacing them with another de deal. >> we'll tell you all about it at 5:00. >> then at 6:00 see saw battle continues the reason the philadelphia parking authority will once again be treating uber and lyft as illegal and the response from the ride sharing services. and philadelphia police gave a torresdale grade school very big thank you.
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>> they visited nazareth academy on grant avenue. students raised $915 for a bullet proof vest to honor officer edward miller. he was wounded in the line of duty september 16th during a shooting rampage in west philadelphia. officer miller's daughter maggie was there for the ceremony. and that's "eyewitness news" today at noon. i'm jim donovan. >> i'm rahel solomon. for katie, justin, book is who is off and all of us here thanks for watching. >> "eyewitness news" continues at 5:00 and we're always online at >> of course, the young and the restless is next. ♪
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when i was one year old, i was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer on my spinal chord. but i spent my whole life fighting back. so you can imagine what i thought when i saw donald trump say... "i don't know what i said, ah, i don't remember!" "that reporter he is talking about suffers from a chronic condition that impairs movement of his arms." i don't want a president who makes fun of me. i want a president who inspires me, and that's not donald trump. priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising.
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i would support legislation in pennsylvania that would ban abortion and i would suggest we have penalties for doctors who perform them. would you put people in jail for performing abortions? at some point doctors performing abortions i think would be subject to that sort of penalty. dscc is responsible for the content of this advertising. katie v/she stays late.rd. but she gets paid 21% less than her male coworkers. pat toomey has voted time after time against equal pay for women, against pay that helps hard working families get ahead. katie o/c: for my daughters and yours, i'll fight for equal pay for women. families need it; you've earned it. katie v/o: i'm katie mcginty, and i approve this message because it's your turn to get ahead.
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>> mariah: come on, sharon. pick up, pick up. please, please, please. damn. hey, it's me. again. they were able to trace the phone patty used. dylan is on his way right now to track it down. we need to do something, sharon. call me back. >> sharon: i'm glad to see you're feeling better. >> patty: sure you are. [ chuckles ] >> sharon: i mean it. i wouldn't want to do anything to jeopardize your progress in here, which is why i haven't told anyone about the phone calls. >> patty: that is such a huge baloney sandwich! oh, my god! >> sharon: no, i mean it, patty. you could get in serious trouble here if anyone knew you had a phone. >> patty: you didn't say anything because you know i'm telling the truth.


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