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>> would be commuters at broad and olney. septa on strike with much of public transit this morning grind to go a halt. good morning, i'm rahel solomon. >> i'm jim donovan. septa strike is the top of what you need to know in our morning minute. >> as of november 1, officially on strike. >> no word how long this strike will last, just spoke to septa spokesperson who tells us no negotiations happened overnight.
no more cheap gas prices in new jersey. the garden state ace new gas tax officially kicked in at midnight. the price of gas jumps 23 cents per gallon. >> donald trump is trying to make pennsylvania red again. >> he'll make a stop this morning at private event in king of prussia, along with runningmate, mike pence. >> there is no case here. >> hillary clinton meantime campaigning in florida. >> i think it is probably going to be hillary or donald trump. i don't like how both of them fight. i just wish they could just get along. >> dump trump. >> hillary clinton is a liar. >> when will this be over? >> obviously hillary is deep in the systemic corruption of washington but ultimately, these are renal since offset by use of experience necessary to deal with the complicated worlds. >> i like butter fingers the most. >> we continue now though with more on that septa strike.
>> union work remembers off the bus and rail lines, and on the picket line. our team coverage continues with "eyewitness news" reporter jan carabeo. she live at the sheridan in center city where neither side could agree on new contract, before the old one ran out. jan? >> jim, rahel, hopefully commuters, school children, people who do business here in center city philadelphia have been thinking about alternate way to get around the city. yep, septa now on strike this morning, and it is unclear just how long this strike will last. both sides have said they want to come it an agreement. but there were no negotiations here overnight, so no positive movement in that direction. want you to listen to that strike announcement that was just announced just a short time ago. >> not able to come to an agreement with septa so as of november 1 officially on strike. >> that was the union president of the transit workers union local 234 this tuesday morning. the union's roughly 5,000 workers are now on strike. shutting down the septa bus, trolley, subway service until
further notice. the union president says members will not report to their shift today, instead, they'll show up to the picket line. now, in that early morning press conference, the union said the two sides are very far apart on many points, most importantly pension and healthcare benefits. they are also haggling over work rules. now, local 234 and septa haven't been negotiating through the weekends, continued yesterday to no avail. so now the 900,000 rides a day, septa buses, trolleys, subways, usually provide, have come to a halt. >> we couldn't come to an agreement on certain things, simple things, as far as bathroom breaks, lunchtime operators, scheduling, operator fatigue, things of that sort. so we couldn't even come to any kind of agreement. so we'll strike as of right now. >> we ask our riders continue making plans for travel alternatives to prepare themselves for the possibility after significant service disruption. >> yes there is morning
commute certainly shaping up to be very tough one of course, mayor jim kenney very concerned about that, and asking anyone who can work flexible hours to do just that, he and another are asking both sides to get back to the table, start negotiating again and get an agreement in place, especially, before election day, septa has said they though have at least tentative agreement in place before next tuesday, so this does not impact voter turn out. rahel, jim, back into you. >> meanwhile our team coverage continues at the frankford transportation center. "eyewitness news" reporter justin finch just spoke with some frustrated commuters trying to get to work this morning. justin? >> jim, rahel, lots of frustration this morning as transit is off line. city schools and businesses are still very much, septa, local 234 work to broke area deal, many here in the city just trying to figure out how they're going to get around. >> what do we want?
who are we? >> that's "eyewitness news" at the midvale bus depo where striking staff began their walk off just after midnight. and also, in south philly, our cameras were rolling as bus after bus pulled into the depo. their bus displays reading septa off duty. drivers and depo staff leaving their post to pick up picket signs and begin this protest. so close to 5,000 bus, subway, trolley workers are walked off the job. all members of transport workers union local 234. and further, north at city hall, buses began making their final stops at midnight. and commuter frustrations began to simmer. some were just getting off work. others were on their way to work. but, after midnight, many were left waiting near the clothespin wondering how long this strike will last, and when a deal will get done. >> i live in southwest philly. and it is just going to be a long walk for me i refuse to
pay $10 for uber, i paid $24 for weekly pass. and i think all of us who bought weekly passes, i think, we should all get our money back for it. >> hopefully they'll reach an agreement by the time that it doesn't have to have the effect of the whole work week. >> i work every day, i work two jobs, like i don't know how i'm going to get to work tomorrow. it is what it is, but it will affect everybody's who is out working and paying bills. >> and of course riders hoping that septa and the union can come to a deal at some point, very soon, almost real here at the frankford transportation center, the el is not running, the trolley buses are back here locked up, people are walk being around stunned, stopping by out of habit to see just maybe if there is a chance this strike didn't happen, of corpse it, has, we're not seeing the normal traffic you would see here, but we imagine as the day wears on, that more will show up, and finds a way, somehow, to get to work or make other amends. rahel, jim, back into you. >> thank you very much,
justin. well the philadelphia school district says schools are open regardless of the septa strike. about 52,000 districts and charter school student rely on septa to get to class. students who normally ride septa but can't make it to school will be marked as having an excused absence. philadelphia archdioces student are off today for all saint day. >> so a lot going on this morning, so how do we put this in the most simplicity terms so you know what you need to know walking out the door this morning. first up you guys, this is what's not in service. the city -- city buses, market frankford line, broad street broad ridge spur line, trolley routes ten, 11, 13, 15, 34, 36. only thing working regional rails. outside of the city norristown high-speed line, trolley routes 101 and 102, lucy, cct connect, suburban buses. this is are the main bullets that you want to know about
parking, so flat rate of $10 for to up ten hours in certain garages. so make sure to check the garage that you typically park n also, no parking on broad between spring garden and south street. and also, you will be graced with a extra hour at meters and kiosks. so if you run over your time by 20 minute or so, you will have a grace period at certain meters and kiosks, good heads up on that. that will help a lot of people. plus this is just some extra tips, as you head out the door this morning, guys. certainly allow for some extra time. we have been dealing with a loft headaches all summer long, that was being remedied. and now we will dealing this. so you have to go back to adding extra time to commute and also, if you can avoid septa altogether you certainly want tonight carpool, taxi, uber, what have you. and any other means of transportation that you can use, you want to do so. adjust your schedules if possible, and i'm talking about appointments, work, even, school, if at all possible, is very difficult to do that, but if you can, if you have some that far gray area, you want to capitalize
on it, p.m. train fares collected before boarding, so heads up on that, some additional information, back out of the way here, city government open for business. you have free shuttle for city employees along broad street and market frankford line. plus, bus zones available at drop off and pick up locations, you guys, a lot of information, we will be covering it all morning long, i will say, however, your morning commute, live look outside; looking pretty good this morning, katie over to you. >> meisha, at least the weather is very, very quiet. it will stay that way, so that's one thing despite the commuter craziness and chaos errupting here because of the strike, at least you have got this. the fact that storm scan is quiet. don't need any accessories today, say, for regular warm coat, and also some sunglasses, it is going to stay nice and tranquil through the afternoon, barely breeze, and you're going see couple every clouds, that's really it overhead. >> current temperatures off to chill i will start though. into the 30's in a lot of the outlying suburbs, below freezing in fact in allentown, mount pocono, only 29 degrees at this hour. but looking forward in the day
planner, it is bright granted to start the day off. it will take little time here. we eventually end up at seasonable 62, off to bit of chilly start certainly, only at the 40's hereby 9:00 in the morning. but we are going on this serious roller coaster the next few days, we another dollars with 80 as you well know sunday, bottomed out on monday, starting to rebounds here today. pretty much the only typical day of the next several, and we have much more on how warm it is about to get later in the show, guys, back over to you. >> kate, see you soon, thank you. happening today, bill cosby is expected to attends pretrial hearings at his criminal sex assault case. judge in norristown will hear arguments over what evidence should be allowed during the trial. now prosecutors want to have 13 accusers testify. >> cosby's lawyers want the women to take competency and memory tests since some of the allegations date back to the 60s. >> in other news, bucks county man accused of fat erring two children with 14 year old girl that was gift today him by her par cents now charged with sexually assaulting five other
girls, in that same family. new charges were filed against feasterville's lee kaplan yesterday. police say kaplan assault add total of six victims, all sisters, over the course of the eight years. in june investigators discovered 11 young children living in the basement of his feasterville home. >> mr. kaplan has helped himself to these girls as a cult-like figure, as profit from god. but now it is time for mr. kaplan to be held accountable under the laws every mankind. >> kaplan as well as the parent of the girls are each being held on $1 million bail. >> a florida judge orders the city of orlando to release the audio from a series of 911 calls made by the gunman omar mart inch. >> the judge is holding off on releasing hundreds of other on line victims. the chilling audio from the deadly night. >> emergency 911.
>> that was orlando night club shooter omar mat attorney, in his own words, confess to go police dispatch their he carried out the worse mass shooting in modern us history that left 49 club goers dead. on monday, a judge ordered the release of audio recordings, moments after the city dropped its objection. transcripts of the calls were released in september. the first 911 call made by mat teen came in 2:35 a.m. on june 12. >> i pledge of allegiance to ... of the islamic state. >> thirteen minute later he made another call this time answered by police negotiators. >> you have to tell america to stop bombing syria and iraq. they're killing a lot of innocent people. so what a.m. toy do here when my people are getting killed over there? >> he said the attack at
pulled night club revenge for us air strike that killed an isis -- >> that's what triggered it, okay? okay? they shouldn't have bombed and killed. >> throughout the three hour long stand-off, negotiator tries to get limb to share information on what's going on inside the club and to come out peacefully, eventually, police breached a wall in the club, and killed mateen in a shoot-out. kenneth craig, cbs-3, "eyewitness news". >> a huge pipeline explosion in a remote area of alabama leaves one person dead and seven workers injured. yesterday afternoon's blast sparked wild fires in the area. smoke, flames, evacuations resulted after a petroleum pipeline was struck by heavy equipment. this is the same pipeline that caused issues last month, but it leak thousands of gallons of gas into the area. well, we have heard him sing. now seeing more of president obama's dancing skills. >> we've got the video in just a few minutes, plus it sounds like a janice john lan song.
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is ready to returning to the bargaining table. >> well, let's talk about this. because this is a a lot of you need to know leaving your homes this morning. so, first off, what is not in service? this is going to be the number one question. well, it is going to be city buses, subways, and the trolley routes, ten, 11, 13, 15, 34 and 36. so, then, what is in service? well, the regional rails are the only, it is the only service in the city, guys. so, outside of the city, you have norristown high-speed line, suburban buses, trolley routes 101 and 102, lucy, and cct connect. now, before i switch mans, i want to bring you back to this again. regional rails, the only running service in terms of septa in the city. big heads up on. that will so then obviously everyone will wouldn't beer parking for those that park in the city. there is going to be flat rate of $10 for up to ten hours in certain garages, so make sure to check with the garage that you typically park at. also, no parking on broad street between spring garden and south streetment and, this is really a nice gesture down here.
you will be having an extra hour at certain meters and kiosks. so if you run over 20, 30, 40 minutes, up to that 59 minute mark, you're going to have grace period at the majority of meters and kiosks, big heads up on that. that will help a loft us out in the city specially with parking, and also, guys, allow for extra time. you will need to. there is over-crowding. carpool, taxi, uber if you can, adjust your schedules if you can, as well, and just heads up, p.m. train fares are being collected before boarding. so katie, overall, it is a busy morning, already on tuesday morning, but then you add this into it. it is a lot for everyone to think about. >> absolutely, and certainly, i'm guessing that the roads are going to be little bit that much more just stuck with more people out there on the roads today but at least the weather is calm, it is collected, it is very typical for early november. you will need to walk out the door with heavier coat, wind has lightened up nicely for us here since yesterday. and we're just left with tranquility, at least on my side of the news room here.
so that's good news. we take you out to the eyewitness weather watchers hopefully try to put a smile on your face. great halloween pictures, i love there is looks like jenny dressed up as maybe skeletal bride or some sort? regardless looking great here in her halloween costume out in cherry hill, sunny monday what we had yesterday obviously, looks like batman or definitely is what lynn dressed up as last night, she sent that picture in as her shadow also of course who could forget little kacie ed connor's dog very unhappy unfortunately in his halloween costume but looks adorable. out to the observations, chilly start to the day herement cull elf 20 agree readings out there. john jenkins at 27, nice clear sky virtually no wind however. so actually feels like 27. cold granted but you don't have windchill. twenty-five is what eileen is reporting coldest thus far, certainly feeling like november morning. she calls it perfect one. lets guess to one more. we're at 30 currently. or within the last half hour, i should say, from allen out in delran with nice clear sky as well. and his comment: beautiful
fall day. we can expect peak foliage certainly. absolutely correct there. much of the region at this point seeing the most vibrant colors on the foliage that we're going to seement meanwhile very quickly on storm scan, it is quiet. i jump you to the seven day real quickly, scoot ahead here, seven day forecast warms up nicely 70s the next few days, then drop out again on friday and saturday behind cold front. jim, back over to you. >> thanks, katie. for the past month we've showed off buildings around the area, who joined us in the fight against breast cancer. >> and once again, the "cw philly", cbs-3 and komen philadelphia teamed up during the month of october turning the philadelphia skyline and region pink. here we have pretty display of pink, at the residences at the ritz carlton in center city last night. looks good. check out the spirit of philadelphia, national breast cancer awareness month. now again the pink lights are meant to serve as reminds tear schedule ma'am grow gram, stay vigilant in the fight against breast cancer? another proud sponser of
lights for the cure, shown here at the hospital stratford location, glowing in pink. this was year 15, for lights for the cure campaign, we want to thank everyone who joined us all month long, to shine a huge pink spotlight on the important issue of breast cancer awareness. well, they say, a dog can always finds his way home. >> but, one pup will need little help. take a look. nia is purebred labrador retriever hitched a home with a trucker. far way. missouri home near interstate truck stop, she stowed away inside a truck. the trucker dropped her off at the casper humane society. i was concerned, because i have dogs and i would be totally freaked out if they disappeared. so i went home and started doing some research, found a page, and we found her home. >> and how about this? mia had gone 1700 miles and spent three weeks at the casper humane society before they finally could track down her owners.
she is now on her way home today. >> hey, she want add vacation. well, some 17,000 baby endangered turtles are also on the move. they were released into the amazon region of peru after being bread in captivity. the turtles, look at this, were once abundant in the amazon,
but development and logging has jeopardized their habitats. the peruvian government hopes it will give the area a population boost. well, flash mob comes together to celebrate halloween. >> you've got to see this, coming up next when we
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and after they passed out canned toy trick-or-treaters, and this will be president obama's last halloween celebration, in the white house. well, coming up in the next hour of cbs-3 "eyewitness news", we have live team three coverage of the septa strike. we will be breaking down details on how this will impact hundreds of thousands of people this morning. >> and, tis the season for apple pie, and pumpkin pie. but how does cran apple pie? pastry shop down the shore whole new approaching to you out. no warning, no hearing. it's a lending practice so outrageous, most states banned it. but at the bank founded by pat toomey it was business as usual. forcing small business owners out of their homes. toomey even used his power in the senate to help himself, voting to gut rules that protect us and crack down on big banks. pat toomey. out for himself, not us.
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today is tuesday, november 1st, good morning, i'm jim donovan. >> i'm rahel solomon. we have live team three coverage, justin finch at the frankford transportation center which is quiet. definitely not something you see often. but first, let's go to jan carabeo in in the sheridan in center city where the talks broke down at midnight. jan, good morning. >> good morning, seems that the two sides here are still very far apart on several key issues. both the union and septa have said they want to come to an agreement, but right now, they just haven't been able to do
that. septa spokesperson telling us, no negotiations happened here overnight. at this point it is unclear just how long this strike will last at the very least, septa is hoping to have attentive agreement in place, by election day, so this strike does not impact voter turn out. take a look at the video. the transportation workers local union 234 officially went on strike at 12:01 this morning. operators dropped off their last passengers, and returned to the depo effectively shutting down septa bus, trolley, subway service until further notice. now, the union president says his roughly 5,000 members will not report to work today, instead, they'll go to the picket lines, local 234 and septa had been negotiating through the weekend, they continue to do so yesterday, to no avail. and early morning press conference, the union says that the two sides are still far apart on pension, healthcare, and as well as work rules. >> we have economic issues as far as pensions, you have the healthcare, you also have things like i said