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everyone, i'm jim donovan. >> i'm rahel son man. a lot of news to get to. first a check on weather and traffic with katie and meisha. >> rahel, talking about the explosion in sent city it will absolutely slow you down, lots every roads are closed, talking about that coming up in a little bit. also, couple of accident out there, a lot of construction to get to. >> luckily at least the weather still pretty cooperating, still pretty coal. if you find yourself waiting for a bus or treanor standing on a platform you will want to have the heavy winter coat at the ready here. even though not as harsh as yesterday was, it is still cold. talking temperatures at best only top in the 40's yet again here today, talking wind gusts still peak around 30 miles per hour, and with the chill in the air, going to feel a lot colder than that, too, so storm scan remaining nice and quiet generally speaking, one zoom out, actually still lake enhanced snow falling across far, far northeast pennsylvania, i don't think it even messes with the majority of the poconos here down toward the i80 corridor, really left over cloud, so
kind of like what you saw yesterday, mostly region wide, mix every clouds, sunshine, currently at 40 degrees, knock 10 degrees off of that, that's what it feels like, when you factor in the win, still whipping away out there, we are currently, though, up and down most of the shore point here into the upper 30's, at least the jersey side of things, throughout our tuesday we can expect more, again, sunshine overhead. but it is going to be a pretty windy day. again those gusts upward of 30 miles per hour, and up near the poconos, probably few more clouds. but it is just not as harsh today. that weather will cooperate, how much, for busy travelers, by thanksgiving we will be tracking some rain, we will do just that, track it for you later in the show, meisha. >> good morning looking a at an accident, tours town road, still the right lane we're concerned b as you come around there you can see the traffic level you're dealing with right now, right now doesn't look too bad. might tap your brakes little bit. overall no congestion levels. that will said, over the next
20 minutes, probably want to add a little bit of time if the accident is still out there. accident north wales, let's see, there we go, hancock road, prospect avenue, heads up on this, as well, your neck of the woods, and then as rahel was discussing up at the desk we do have explosion in center city near rittenhouse square in case you missed it. it is at 18th and pine, roads are closed around this area, more on that coming up in a little bit. we'll of course bring you the details, and construction, pa turnpike, willow grove, bensalem, right lane block there. and also, 42 southbound between route six a and 295, starting there this morning, as well. jim, over to you. >> new this morning, fire officials are trying to pinpoint the cause after overnight fire in philadelphia's frankford section. >> the fire broke out around 2:00 this morning, in the 4800 block of mulberry street. "eyewitness news" reporter jan carabeo live at the scene. jan? >> reporter: rahel, jim, good morning, we just spoke to the fire marshall's office, right
now, they are trying to determine the cause of this fire, but at this point, it is much too early to say what sparked the flames. out here on scene this morning, they have been taking pictures of the area, right behind me, they tell me that this was a garage fire, that extended to the home. the good news though this morning is that the family that was inside of that home, a family of six, they were all able to get out unhurt. i spoke to the owner not too long ago. he says a philadelphia police officer passing by at the time noticed the flames, and helped him get his family to safety. now the fire here on the 4800 block of mulberry street started just after 1:30 this morning. the fire and windy conditions quickly grew to two alarm err. now the owner tells me he was getting drink every water when he noticed the flames. meantime a philly cop saw what was happening, too, and together they ran through this home getting the man's wife and four kids out including his one year old child. they are all okay this morning. some neighbors were evaculated from their homes for short time as well while fire crews battled the flames.
it was frightening night for the entire neighborhood. >> it was a scary thing, because i know she lives over there with her family. and she has children in the house, and i was just hoping and praying to god that everybody got out safe. >> the cops helped me a lot. i mean, the cops around here, you can see the fire, and start running. i mean, thank god the cops are around here. >> and that was the homeowner. he declined to be identified this morning. but he goes onto tell us that the damage is just too great inside every his home. so he and his family won't be able to stay here. again, he is thankful they have their lives, and he is crediting that philly police officer for that this morning. reporting live in frankford, jan carabeo, cbs-3, "eyewitness news", rahel, jim, back into you. >> thanks, jan. firefighter town battle blaze on mount penn in berks county, this is from reading magazine, fire started about 5:30 monday
evening near reading high school. at last check, crews on scene have requested more manpower to help fight the blaze. we are toll there are no injuries or damage to homes. of course we'll update you with more information as it becomes available. >> and new this morning, police are is her clinic for the man who barged into a mayfair home and pistol whipped a woman inside. home invasion took place along the 3400 block of welling ton street at about 11:00 last night. the woman refused medical treatment. the suspect reportedly ran away without taking anything. >> well, bucks county church is banning one of its former youth leaders from its property after he accused of sexually assaulting two teen girls inside the chapel. take a look, 22 year old michael, middletown township police say the bucks county man is accused of sexually assaulting a 15 and 13 year old. a neighbor of his said she has known him since he was a little boy. >> just a great kid. never any problems or anything. i just can't believe it. i'm in total shock. >> well, he served as youth
leader at oxford valley chapel, where the senior pastor says the church is fully cooperating with the police during the investigation. "eyewitness news" contacted his attorney for comment, but did not hear back. >> well, happening today, philadelphia police are planning to release surveillance video in connection with the hit-and-run that killed a eight year old girl. jena paul was killed at lansdowne avenue in overbrook, police say they found her unconscious at about 3:00 in the afternoon, she was pronounced dead 20 minute later. detective are looking for a silver nissan maxima oral tim a. >> breaking overnight driver in a school bus crash that killed six children in chattanooga tennessee is under arrest. john walker's mugshot, just released by police. police have charged him with five count of vehicular homicide, one count every wreckless endanger: the butts caring 35 student ranging from kindergartners to fifth graders it turned on its side,
slammed in the street. five died at the scene, another died at the hospital. twenty-three other injured. investigators with the national transportation safety board will arrive at the scene today. >> we have suffered a great lost today. everyone in our community, this has bun one of the worse days we've had in hamilton county. >> authorities believe speed played a role. they do not know how exactly the crash happened. police plan to examine video recorded on the bus along with the vehicle's black box. federal regulators want railroads across the country to test train operators for a sleep disorder. this follows the deadly new jersey transit train crash in hoboken back in september. the safety advisory, from the federal railroad administration, comes after the engineer was found to have sleep apnea which can cause fatigue. >> president-elect donald trump continues to meet with potential appointees to his new administration, monday night, mr. trump bypassed the media by releasing video updating the american people on the status of his transition. hena daniels has more.
>> mia jen did a will be based on simple core, putting america first. >> in a video posted to the president-elect transition case on youtube, donald trump vowed to bring jobs back to the u.s. by backing out of the largest global trade deal in history, on day one. >> i'm going to issue a notification of intent, to withdraw from the transpacific partnership, a potential disaster for our country. >> just two days ago, president obama thought to reassure world leaders in peru, trump would make good on the agreement. >> people should take a wait and see approach in how much is policy proposals, matches up with some of the rhetoric of his campaign. >> president-elect also details his plans for immigration reform. >> i will direct the department of labor investigate all abuses of visa programs that under cut the american worker. >> mr. trump met with several
prominent republicans at trump tower yesterday. including former massachusetts senator, scott brown. role as da secretary. >> you know, i think i'm the best person, but there is tremendous people out there. >> and oklahoma governor, candidate for interior secretary. >> wonderful discussion, really enjoyed it, very excited about the administration. >> president-elect also met with democratic congress woman, to discuss the syrian crisis. trump's aid today he want to hear viewpoints from across the political spectrum. and he continues to fill his cabinet. hena daniels, cbs-3, "eyewitness news". >> philadelphia communities getting a large branch. william penn foundation $100 million toward a project to rebuild the city's public spaces. that will will include parks, libraries, recreation centers and playground. it is the largest single fawn grant in it history. >> much more to cover on
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>> while being left, he offered apology to the officer's families, mccain said he was angry about child custody battle. >> what were you upset about? >> i couldn't see my son. >> police say mccain shot detective marconi as he sat in his vehicle after making a traffic stop. >> and, a close call near pittsburgh, take a look at this, these children narrowly avoid the getting side-swiped by out of control police car. the officer was chasing a stolen van, when the van hit him, sent him running, or crashing, i should say, into a park vehicle. the officer did suffer minor injuries. police are still looking for the driver of that stolen van. >> well, japan has lifted its tsunami warning after powerful earthquake. 6.9 magnitude quake struck off the coast, so far no reports
of injuries or damages. but there were shock waves in tokyo about 150 miles from the epi-center. this is the same area where an earthquake triggered a devastating tsunami five years ago that killed almost 16,000 people, and destroyed a nuclear plant. >> well, if you're flying to your thanksgiving meal by way of chicago's o'hare international airport, you don't have to worry about a strike. 500 o'hare workers will wait until next tuesday to walk off the job. those airport workers and thousands of workers nationwide are demanding 15-dollar minimum wage. o'hare is the second bus years airport. >> explosion rocks center city injuring at least one person, "eyewitness news" reporter trang do arrived at the scene. let's see if we can get out to her. morning, frank. >> good morning, rahel, jim. good morning, guys watch we're hearing, suspicious package. take a look down the street, pine street inbetween 18th and 19th. you can see that 18th street is block off, with police
tape, almost the middle of the street, where police found that device and at the end of the street over at 19th. at this time, all we know is that a man was injured, and transported to jefferson with unknown injuries at this point. we are still waiting to talk to police right now, but we did see fire marshall show up and approach the area. so, again, investigators still kind of suspicious device exploded and so right now this area around rittenhouse square, relatively quiet, right before the rush hour, but around this area, just waking up, many of the street here are block off at this moment. but we're going to stay out here and just wait to talk to police and try to bring you more information throughout the morning. but for now, liver in rittenhouse square, trang do, cbs-3, "eyewitness news". trang, thank you. we know meisha has been also following those traffic closures, as well. meantime, let's get out to katie. little chilly? >> still very cold. you will still want to have heavy winter coating to
walking out the door. winds still issue for us. but it is not as harsh as yesterday was. so it is ever so slightly better. you know, we are going to at least start to feel things easing up little bit. go ahead, takes things outside for you on storm scan3, area of low pressure continues to bring in lake effect yesterday, continues to dot same right now. still pretty lake enhanced up-state new york, here locally, just clouds around the outside most rim of this. but we are still going to find the winds picking up, still going to find again you know that chill in the air. meanwhile, off to the west, we just talked about the o'hare possibility of strike, no longer an issue, but i think the weather lab concern if you have plans to either stop off o'hare or maybe just go to chicago, looks like there could be some issues. >> this storm system is moving toward midwest, not affecting only chicago obviously, but will bring with it some pretty substantial moisture. good news for us, weakening, by the time it reaches us. future wind, it continues to be sort of the running theme
of what's gone on here. we will still find throughout the day the winds gust that will keep at least into the 20's, but very likely pushing up toward 30, if not slightly exceed that here, like mount pocono, with 31-mile per hour gust by say lunchtime. so keep that theme. even toward, you know, tail end of it, the day here, through the evening, through the overnight, still finding gusts into the scenes tomorrow, but dramatically reduced as the day goes on. soap, it is going to get better. gradual, but will get better. we do still have to talk about the tropics here. otto is his name, currently tropical storm, not expected to have i any direct impact on the us, way too far south for one thing, but taking direct westerly path through central american it, will continue to bring in very heavy rain down that way, maybe if you are going to be headed down that way to enjoy the tropics for thanksgiving, this is something you need to be paying close attention to. but, meanwhile, as we bring it back to the stateside, to the local area, you have got some chill in the air. actual air temperatures into the upper 30's, generally
around media, lynn ville orchard, flirting with 40, west chester at 37 at this hour. we eventually get up to 48 degrees, i say knock 10 degrees off any time the winds blows, that's how it will feel, better gauge how you should be dressing walking out the door. sweatshirt at minimum, heavy coat good idea. brisk, cold tonight, drop down to 32, looking forwards we do begin the rebound back to the mid 50's for both thanksgiving actually right into small business saturday here. but thursday is the day that bridges in the best chance for showers, possibly, a residual shower friday. meisha? >> nice to see, hanging on to the 50's, nonetheless, thanks, katie, good morning, everyone, happy tuesday. so hello. what are we looking at right here? disable tractor-trailer 95 north near allegheny avenue. see it is blocking the right lane, up toward, through the right lane, of my eyes, keeping my eyes on rather, then see the flashing lights with crews out there. so this is not yet moved out of our way. and it is starting to slow us down just a little bit. you're trapping your brakes, and make no mistake about it, moving in the northbound direction, on interstate 95.
that will can also slow you down, in you looking at the southbound direction, you can also see how slow moving it is. turning to go on the southbound direction, already, and we're still in the early part of the 5:00 hour. good indicator it will get busy out there, also take a look at this camera, see it shaking around, very windy out, there just like yesterday, give yourself some extra time. the wind, with everything blowing in the roadways, blowing around, and looking at the vine, closed overnight for could be struck sean, starting to pick up levels there. also, route 309 northbound we have an accident here at norristown road. so heads up on this. another area that can start to slow you down. coming up over the next 30 minute or so. also, pulling your attention to this. we will be talking about there is we do have an explosion in center city right now near rittenhouse square at 18th and pine. and yes, roads are closed around that area for obvious reasons, as soon as we get specifics, we will be bringing them directly to you. rahel, back over to you.
>> meisha, thank you. now for a look at newspaper headlines from across our region. >> front pages of the reading eagle couple's who is three month old son was found dead last year have been charged with the child's murder, 38 year old charles snyder, jr., 27 year old tricia snyder are in custody for the december death of their son, anthony. the infant died as a result every medical neglect and the ad ministering of dangerous over the counter medications. >> and the burlington county times legislation to require new jersey to make quarterly pension payments is headed back to governor chris christie's desk, only this time, democratic leaders believe he will sign the measure rather than veto it. the bill would require the state to make payments into the public employee pension fund, every three months. >> from the news journal, man and dog rescued after becoming trapped in frigid water near ocean view. the duck had left his boat to retrieve his dog who had jumped overboard, then got stuck in deep mud, and couldn't get back into the boat. >> glad they're okay. that's a look at some of the newspaper headlines, from around the delaware valley.
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coach brett brown likes the way his young team is coming together. >> the flyers are in action tonight, facing the florida panthers down in sunrise florida. panthers won it in a row, flyers lost to the lightning saturday in their first game that far florida rope trip -- road trip. college hoops. st. joe's hawks tacking on nc state in the consolation game of the paradise jam, in the version islands, 132nd half, my curbing, the floater, left st. joe's with 23 points, but the hawks will trouble with the wolfpack freshman, dennis smith. a career high 24 and nc state beats the hawks 73-63, i guess you lose, doing it in the virgin islands, not all that bad. temple next week on hawk hill. and you have heard the nfl quarterback has to be lazer focused, yes, not like this. that's houston's brock, you can see the green thing flashing in his face, someone in the stands shining a lazer
beam during monday night football in next co-city. the raiders beat his texans, 27-20, after the game, he said absolutely affected him. i can imagine it would? >> i can imagine. who would do that? >> we, yell, first off that's super dangerous, second the guy trying to throw a football 30 yards down field with a green thing in his face. >> you know, pat, they have issues with people shining those lazer beams at pilots. >> they can do damage to your eyes. >> absolutely. >> thank you, pat. appreciate it. well, in the next half hour of "eyewitness news", kanye west heads for the hospital and cancels his philly concerts, we'll tell you why he check himself in. >> new data on altzheimer's patients, about the impact of therapy. we'll be right
>> updating breaking news, we've been falling all morning in center city, a suspicious package explodes injuring a man. >> "eyewitness news" reporter trang do live at the scene at 18th and pine where news conference is underway. >> now, the bomb squad, philadelphia bomb squad, and alcohol tobacco and firearms representatives are on location as well as central detectives and fire department personnel as well as postal inspectors. the lead agency for this investigation will be the philadelphia bomb squad. preliminary information is
there was a package, and we believe some sort of medication, now, it did explode. but at this time they don't know whether or not this was an intentional explosion, in other words, we don't know whether it was a bomb mailed to the house in order to explode and do injuries or some sort of freak accident where some inhaled err -- inhaler just exploded. now, this person does get inhalers delivered on regular basis. we're not certain it was an inhaler. we're not certain it was some sort of improvised explosive device. we don't know right now. the scene is inside the kitchen of the first floor apartment. and the apartment in the 1800 block of pine street where the 62 year old victim lived with his roommate. right now, they are