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today is wednesday, 11:14. i'm jim donovan. >> i'm ra who will son. >> good morning. >> katie's feeling better. >> yes, i do not sound much better. >> well, we will get the through it. >> not quite yet. >> yes. >> oh, thank you. >> good morning. >> yes, that is right. >> out are outside right now your commute is okay, we have a few accidents popping up even though roadways are nice and dry. will they stay dry. >> they will stay dry for now. bigger weather headlines for next few days is cold coming our way. today is a quiet the day, par for course day, temperatures eventually rebound to lower 40 's. we are close to that as we stand. we will get to temps in a second. just a quick check you can see hint of moisture exiting, out to the atlantic here but at the moment you just have to a couple cloud and it the stays that way throughout the entire day. so that is some good news. we will not be battling any rain or ice or snow, certainly but you will have to tiehl
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with the chill out there so bundle yourself and your kid up adequate the liz if you send them out the for school bus. thirty-one in trenton. we are at 35 in allentown and philadelphia since last hour we have dropped 2 degrees in the city and 3 degrees in millville also at 37 in the last hour. twenty-nine in mount pocono. coldest spot of the pack. what else is new, right. thirty-seven is what we expect to hit by 9:00 a.m. through next couple hours and through afternoon i do expect you will see more sun then anything. it is a dry and sunny day but the arctic out break is on the way, look at this forecasted low, meisha for friday. >> geese. >> yuck. >> who can be excited about that. >> no one. >> you can't. >> there is nothing there. it is cold. good morning, everyone. happy wednesday, so good news is the vine is clearing, westbound, eastbound side we are just kind of waiting for you a little bit but we are looking good here eastbound side is clearing any minute. westbound side we are looking good on the vine. also, schuylkill headlights moving in the eastbound direction at girard you can
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see what you look like on the schuylkill rather and anywhere on the schuykill this is what it is looking like. looking good. looking as it typically should on a early dark, cold, wednesday morning. this is where we do have one of our first accident of the morning in west hampton. head up on this because there are serious injuries involved here in new jersey. east park drive near rancocas road, head up, if you can avoid this this morning you will want to do so. we have another accident in doylestown 611 northbound at easton road. we have a lot of construction to talk about pennsylvania turnpike eastbound past downingtown that right lane is till blocked and more to talk about when we come back in ten or 15 minutes. jim and rahel, back to you. new this morning a deadly crash is inn investigation in the cobbs creek section. a five two-year old man crashed his car around 1:00 this morning the 58th and baltimore avenue. authorities say that he hit a car, and then a tree. man was taken to the hospital where he died from his injuries, no details, on what led to that crash. also new this morning a heart wrenching scene in
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philadelphia's frankford section, following a fatal shooting. >> the distraught and just flooded with emotion a family members learned of his relative's murder. twenty-eight shell casings found around the body on the 1400 block of adams avenue. police plea of man was targeted. right now they are in the the process of recovering surveillance video from nearby businesses. and another deadly shooting, also in frankford one man shot the to death last night and another seriously injured, chopper three over 5,000 block of frankford avenue, police tell eyewitness news that the man died after he was shot in the chest and back. other victim was rushed to the hospital where he is in critical condition, so far, no arrests. bill cosby will be back in court this morning for a second day of his retrial hearing. >> prosecutors argue that several other women with similar allegations against the comedian should be heard in court. "eyewitness news" reporter jan carabao is live outside the montgomery county courthouse, jan, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. happening today the defense takes center stage, bill cosby 's attorneys want the
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judge to bar the other cosby accusers from testifying at his upcoming spring trial. they are expected to attack these women, the credibility and relevance today. bill cosby, back in montgomery county court today for second day of his pretrial hearing, first day was testy from the the start. judge steven o'neill often warning the prosecution and defense to maintain decor um after shouting matches erupted inside the courtroom. the prosecution wants the why to allow testimony from 13 cosby accusers at the comedian 's upcoming trial, montgomery county district attorney kevin steel says their testimony will show cosby had a long history of drugging and molesting women. lawyers from both sides clashed yesterday over the identification of those women, the defense wanting all of their names made public, prosecutors suggesting that cosby's lawyers were just trying to intimidate them. ultimately judge ruled cosby's attorneys could name 11 of the accusers since they already told their stories publicly. cosby is now facing felony
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sexual assault charges accused of drugging and molesting former temple university employee andrea constand and at his cheltenham mansion in 2004. a prosecutor at the time declined to file charges but since the case reopened about 50 women have come forward with similar accusations against the 79 years old. now the defense is also questioning the motivation of these women. the as for bill cosby he has always denied any wrongdoing saying any sexual contact was always consensual. it will be up to the judge to decide how many of these women if any of them can testify, this cosby trial is scheduled for june of next year. we are reporting live, this morning jan carabao for cbs-3 "eyewitness news". rahel and jim, back to you. >> thanks for that update. a preliminary hearing for bucks county man charged with killing his own mother. police say 30 year-old zachary cope confessed to the murder. five two-year old rebecca cope was found dead inside her home in lower makefield. cope is charged with criminal
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homicide. the cause of the death is unknown but investigators say his momma peers to have been stabbed. philadelphia police are trying to catch a violent robber in feltonville before he strikes again. now warning some video we are about to show you is very graphic. this surveillance video shows suspect barging in the dell own rose hill street saturday afternoon. he shot the clerk, and then ran off with money and lot the ory tickets. on sunday night same guy walk in the nearby corner store, shot the store employee in the leg and stole money. we spoke with neighbors who say that they still feel safe in their local stores. >> it is hard for me to feel unsafe even though i know what goes on. at the same token, this is my home. >> reporter: both store employees are expect to be okay, if anyone recognizes man in the surveillance video you are asked to call police. east kensington homeowners are dumbfounded as binary bandit throws the community for another loop. back in september more than a dozen resident reported having
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the one's sears's stolen from their address numbers but check out this video. that is the suspect returning a stolen number to their home. the bandit could face charges of theft and trespassing. president-elect trump meets with the top tech executives at trump tower as he continues to fill remain spots in his cabinet. at a victory rally in wisconsin mr. trump stood by his controversial pick for secretary of state, exxon mobile ceo rex tillerson. president-elect also tapped first time montana congressman ryan zinke to lead interior department ape rick per toy head the department of energy. he saw music mogul kanye west that later tweeted they discussed cultural issues including bullying, education and violence in chicago. president-elect is choosing to be more in the know when it comes to intelligence reports. mr. trump's transition team says he will get daily briefings by his pick for national security advisor michael flynn. earlier trump told "fox news" he only got briefings when he needed them.
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welshing local victim of the orlando nightclub massacre is remembered for an emotional ceremony at a former high school. west catholic retired akira murray's number 20 jersey during yesterday's game against the academy. west catholic girls embraced murray's parent. the 18 year-old was youngest of 49 people killed in the pulse nightclub shooting this past june. >> i'm honored that they are keeping my daughter's name alive and they are not letting her just go unnoticed. she would be smiling down saying hey, listen, i dit, i'm doing it for you guys, so her main issue was to make us proud and she succeeded in that. >> akira was one of only a few players to have scored 1,000 points at west catholic. well, hollywood has lost one of its most iconic television dad, actor alan thicke has died. thicke was an actor, song writer, composer but best
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known for his role as doctor jason severe on the 80's sitcom, growing pains. daniel nottingham has more on the tv dad millions saw and watched every week. >> reporter: alan thicke was best known for his role as a dad. >> ♪ >> reporter: likable tv dad doctor jason sevear on the 80 's sitcom growing pains. and as the real life father of singer/song writer robin thick e. >> it is a tough standard living up to be jason and it is tough toes parent without eight writers, and without the benefit of editing. >> reporter: he had two other sons. >> generally i feel i must have done some of it right because i'm madly in love with all of them. i think all three of my boys are quite fabulous. >> reporter: thicke was a composer penning several popular tv theme songs including different strokes, the facts of life and the original theme to the wheel of
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for tune. his current role was as a least curing guest as a grandfather on the netflix original series fuller house, a reboot of the full house family sitcom, from the 1990's thicke was a popular talk show host in his native canada before coming to the u. is. his publicist say thicke died of a heart attack in los angeles. he connect with his fans just hours before he died, tweeting about the progress of season two of fuller house, and thanking canada's film festival for icon award. in the his tweet he promised to stay iconic. alan thicke was just 69 years old. daniel nottingham for cbs-3 "eyewitness news". well, coming up, unsolved murder case, two decade old. >> but this morning there are new developments in the death of jonbenet ramsey. also this morning we are getting an up close look at damage left behind at oakland
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ghost ship the warehouse fire that left dozens dead. raising money for gatlinburg, tennessee we will show you star studded tell -a-thon organized by dolly parton when we come back, stay with did you know slow internet can actually hold your business back? say goodbye to slow downloads, slow backups, slow everything. comcast business offers blazing fast and reliable internet that's 10 times faster than slow internet from the phone company. say hello to internet speeds up to 150 mbps.
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happening today, new town connecticut will mark fourth anniversary of the sandy hook shooting with a moment of silence. on december 14th, 2012, 20
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years old adam lanza walk in the elementary school and killed 20 children, and six adults. lanza killed his mother before that rampage, and killed himself, afterward. new dna testing is plan in the jonbenet ramsey case. boulder police and prosecutors are looking at new technology that they hope will further the investigation of the un solved murder of the six year-old. move comes after an investigation by two denver news organizations, discovered flaws in previous dna testing. the tests would also to tap into an fbi database that includes genetic profiles for more than 15 million known offenders. jonbenet was found dead in her basement the day after christmas in 1996. investigation continues as authorities try to figure out what caused a deadly warehouse fire in oakland, california. over a week after the ghost ship went up in flames killing 36 people, investigators held a press conference to announce they still have not figured out what caused the fatal fire
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and now to tennessee country music legend dolly parton hosted a tell-a-thon to help people affect by wild fires, that devastated east tennessee. >> ♪ >> kenney rodgers, and hank williams juniors air monk those gave her a hand. for parton it is personal. she says that she feels a kinship to those who lost so much. >> it was really, devastating, what happened, to so many of these people, in our family, and, they are all, people, and i'm just so happy that it turned out this way, and i could be here to do this. >> the wild fires, spared part on's home and businesses but flames killed four people an spread to more than 2500 homes and businesses. areas of pennsylvania are already getting hit with snow. >> residents outside of the pittsburgh area welcome the first snowfall of the season. wintry conditions, means, high
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seas, slushy and thick roads. plowing and shoveling teams have their work cut out for them and frozen power lines caused outages in those area. it looks like it is moving our way but hopefully not the snow >> i will take the cold, frigid temperatures but snow, i can deal with that. let's make that new years. >> yes. >> see, i would rather have, you know, 2 feet of snow on the ground if we have to deal with that kind of cold. >> you would rather have just the cold. >> give me a snowstorm later on. i need to get into january. >> let's get the through the holidays. i'm with you on. that maybe we will see a few snow flakes out you the there regardless in the next couple days. the as we start off this forecast we do still have out in our live neighborhood network shots a little hint, a little, little hint of snow still left here, just outside, of pleasant valley middle and high school here that you see below street lamps a hint of is what left from something that had been plowed away. all is basically calm, quiet
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and collect here. locally, and it will take that way throughout the entire day. but, there is a new storm system already working its way in to california, oregon right now, where that is eventually what will be crossing the country, bringing with it our next shot for not the just rain, but, yes, some snow. really ice as well. that comes into the weekend. timing could be a heck of a lot worse but lets get the to what is going on at the moment what perceived that snow chance which is the cold, for now we are at 35 degrees at the airport. but let me just show you how cold it will get. go out to the south in charleston it is down right balmy, 63 degrees there. look at st. louis, columbus right now, teens, goose egg in bismarck, north day coat, check out minneapolis, meisha, 9 degrees at the moment. current air temperature. >> yuck. >> that is a taste of what is heading our way. so eventually very cold air. no better than 20's for highs, next two days and by saturday overnight friday into saturday
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we will end up with enough cold air to set stage for some snow. light accumulation is possible but we will warm up, so that will quickly all change over to rain. if you don't have to go out the saturday morning avoid that, i would do so, wait until later in the day when it turns over to rain. sunshine for now, high hits 41 , quiet the day, straight snow shower is possible tonight. dropping down to 24 degrees. looking forward, yeah, this is a serious taste of winter, my friend. thursday and friday we don't break out of the 20's. might not feel better than teens or inning will digits but big turnaround this weekend, meisha. >> it looks like it will be very cold, all right, katie, thank you so much. looking outside right thousand , good morning everyone happy wednesday, or should i say happy hump day to you. ninety-five taillights moving in the southbound direction, southbound over here, northbound side over there. primarily keeping my eye on the southbound side at betsy ross bridge. i will tell i this southbound side right now is starting to heat up.
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the northbound side looking fine. southbound side starting to heat up and it is early. we are cracking in the 5:00 o'clock hour. maybe sign of things to come. new jersey 42 freeway north bound at creek road take this to 295, this is what we are looking at right here, on 42, that is looking typical. that is compactly what it should look like. the then blue route headlights moving in the northbound direction before route one, you can see, it is kind of hard to see because it looks like a frozen camera here but see plenty of taillight, headlights that the blue route is starting to heat up but i want to call your attention to this. an accident involving serious injuries here at west hampton east park drive near rancocas road. this is in new jersey, and we have serious injuries here so if you can avoid area all together you will certainly want to do so, rahel, back over to you. all right, meisha, thank you. now for a look at newspaper headlines across our region. >> on the cover of the delaware valley daily times property taxes going down for first time in the history, middletown count ill approved a budget that includes a 6.25
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percent cut in property taxes. typical tax bill will be reduced by about 20 bucks. rose valley is also slated to impose a property tax cut. reading eagle with two weeks before christmas salvation arm any berks county is ringing the alarms bells. as of yesterday annual red kettle campaign raised $50,000 but that is only half of the $120,000 goal, that the problem, they say they don't have much bell ringers. there are six to eight bell ringers each day to cover kettles at 22 location as cross the county. >> for the burlington county times local clergy man blessed police officers, fire fighters and e ms workers at the a blessing of the badges ceremony tuesday, at dobbins memorial united methodist church on union avenue. this service included prayers, for first responders, and remarks from clergy men. >> had that is a look at some newspaper headlines from around the delaware valley. well, just ahead the sixers showing compassion, off the court. >> we will show you their new after school program that is in partnership between the
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team and the city of philadelphia, plus what it hopes to accomplish. >> ♪ >> bruno mars is latest celebrity to take a ride with late, late show host james corden. >> car pool karaoke, later, coming up.
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sixers youth foundation is partnering with the city of philadelphia, for a new after school program. >> and sports director don bell shows us, it will providing kids meals and learning opportunities, to several dozen students from our area. >> problems, and elect leaders , we need more leaders,
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and if we get that together, it will be a good world and better place. >> sixers legend world b free talking to students at warren harding school this frankford. team with the city of philadelphia, offers civic engagement kicked off an after school program called the coaching cafe. >> this is a new pilot program for sixers youth foundation, and it is about how we work with middle school age youth, it is power, mentors, as our next generation have of leaders and innovators. >> reporter: each week they will host structured fun and meal alongside students, parents and family. >> we see this as a great opportunity to bring additional least sources into a school, engage parents, and create the connection between parents, very excited principal, who is very invested, in our community, and a group like the sixers who can all work together for common goal. >> reporter: kids played educational basketball
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inspired board game called math hoops. >> it is helping me by subtraction and stuff, multiplication, and addition, really has helped me because it is bringing up my grade. >> obviously we want the kids, to increase their math skills but real thing getting the parent here to connect with each other to build relationships and skills so we need them to keep coming back. >> reporter: don bell, for cbs-3 "eyewitness sports". >> good for the sixers. coming up next on "eyewitness news" two big indications on wall street of how holiday sales are going. >> we will have them for you in a live report. also look at the scene in north carolina we will tell you how mail carrier and good samaritan work to save holiday packages all aboard this burning mail truck. and it the is looking festive in philadelphia's franklin square our pat gallen will be here with a lot at square's holiday lights, katie well, maybe your plans are to go visit holiday lights here this weekend, guys, we are expecting to to see thankfully, a alarming trend,
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but it comes with a storm system, of course, a snow and ice saturday morning especially turning over to rain and then we're all the way in the the 50's in the city for second half of the weekend, arctic cold before that gets here though, so we will tell you how we make that transiti did you know slow internet can actually hold your business back? say goodbye to slow downloads, slow backups, slow everything. comcast business offers blazing fast and reliable internet that's 10 times faster than slow internet from the phone company. say hello to internet speeds up to 150 mbps. and add phone and tv for only $34.90 more a month. call today. comcast business. built for business.
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's temperatures because bottom business to fall out. arctic blast is heading our way. good morning, i'm rahel solomon. aim jim donovan. katie and meisha will be along in just a moment but here's what you need to necessity to start your day in the morning minute. well, a man is dead after a shooting in philadelphia's frankford section. twenty-eight shell casing were found around the victim. happening today defense takes center stage, bill cosby 's attorneys want the why to bar the other cosby accusers from testifying at the his upcoming spring trial, they are expected to attack these women's credibility and relevance. it is a tough standard living up to be jason. >> hollywood mourning loss of the tv sitcom legend alan thicke has died, he suffered a heart attack while playing hockey. >> big news story to day was donald trump's meeting with kanye west. what could these two have to talk about though, i can't think of anything that they could possibly have in


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