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good morning, it is tuesday, december 20th, i'm jim donovan. >> i'm rahel solomon. justin and meisha are getting us out the door this morning, keeping an eye on things. >> busy day. >> yes, it is a busy day, a lot like it was yesterday. the good thing is we have a lot to be counting or blessings for, no snow, ice on the roadways, no rain today. dry conditions. but they're heating up certainly, getting bus. >> i weather will be quiet today, next several days. you saw the picture, there those guys wearing the hats, winter coats. that's what you need this morning. it is coal. don't get me wrong. >> including you, justin. >> i had my coat. i have my coat. yes. so you know, i'm wearing a coat, it is cold. >> yes. >> colder than yesterday morning. twenty-two right now at the airport, philadelphia, suburbs down to the single digit, but the wind, that's huge. north winds, only around 6 miles per hour, so yes, windchills values notice teens, could be whole lot worse. yesterday, actually felt colder, when you factor in the wind. so 6 degrees colder compared to this time yesterday. 11 degrees colder, up into the lehigh valley and allentown. there you go, 12, the official
temperature, delaware valley international, 17 in trenton, wilmington, suburbs, quakertown checking in at 10 degrees at this hour, 13 in pottstown, windchill values feeling like 4 degrees, earlier, 12 allentown, no windchill currently calm wind, feels like eight in wilmington, that's at the top of the hour. storm scan3, quiet, clear skies, so, we will see a lot of sunshine today, warm up, but not bad rebound compared to where we are. those spots almost 30 degrees warmer this afternoon up around 40 frees in the sunshine. shore, high temperature of about 41 degrees, poconos, going to stay in the freezing mark, high of 32 in the sunshine, cranking out the snow, so good skiing, riding conditions coming up into the holiday weekend, talk about warm up for christmas, details in the seven day in a few minute, meisha, what's happening on the roads? >> justin, right hine me, we do have car fire, blue route southbound at broomall. see it pulled all the you with a off to the right. have the flashing lights, hard to to wish, but see the car is
on fire right this moment. you can see a lot of drivers going by, as they're passing by being obviously tapping their brakes and taking a peak what's going on. yikes, be careful in this area. looks thick this just happened again, hard to see between the lights and the fire, but that car certainly right now, is on fire, active fire, and cars are slowing down to check what's going on. careful there, blue route. delaware county looking quiet. nine the a north, 452, take it up to the airport. make sure to check the flights on line and construction 95 southbound route, this is closed, right past our rush. 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for our paving project. jim, rahel, back over to you. >> meisha, thank you. >> german authorities are investigating monday's deadly truck crash in berlin as a possible terror attack. >> at least 12 people were killed, dozen more injured, last night, when the driver of that truck plowed into a crowded christmas market. cbs news correspondent brook
silva bragga with the latest from new york. >> german investigators move the mangled truck this morning, as they work to confirm motive for yesterday's deadly crash. authorities have arrested the man they believe intentionally drove the 18 wheeler into central berlin's crowded christmas market. they say he is 23 year old pakistani immigrant, who is staying at a river ooh gee center. >> this amateur video shows the chaotic aftermath, as bystanders tended to the injured. >> people lying on the floor with broken limb, so they were going to be okay. i saw one guy being dragged away with blood on his face. >> police are looking into whether the truck was hijacked from a polish construction site, an unidentified polish citizen was found dead, inside the vehicle. the owner of the truck says he hasn't heard from the driver, his cousin, since yesterday afternoon. >> monday's incident follows a similar attack in nice, france, in july, when a truck mode down rebelers watching
fireworks on bastille day. isis claimed responsible for that attack, just last month, the us state department warned americans traveling to europe to, quote, exercise caution at holiday festivals, events, and outdoor markets, after isis encouraged lone wolf attacks on soft targets. law enforcement officials stepped up security at christmas markets in major. s cities. brook silva bragga, for cbs-3, "eyewitness news". >> now the white house also describing the incident in berlin as an act of terrorism. sparking call for more security at christmas markets across the country. >> trang do live from city hall where police have increased security at the christmas village. trang, good morning. >> blood morning. already see that here this morning, security guards walking all around the village, also, patrol car stations around the perimeter here. even though the market doesn't open until 11:00 a.m. smiling faces all around at philadelphia's christmas village, now in its
ninth year. in the place that inspired this cherish philly tradition, heart break and sadness, as berlin police investigate what they believe to be a terror attack involving a truck to popular christmas market near the city center it went just past me, past my girlfriend, i think it missed me by 3 meters, missed her by five. >> just real sad. and berlin itself is a very differs community. very differs. very peaceful. >> back in philadelphia, the tragedy hits close to home for christmas village shopper theresa. >> i was there two years ago in berlin. >> oh? >> yes. and -- >> philadelphia police have ramped up patrols in response. >> we increased our patrol over there in terms of this type of incident happening, you have to be minds full of it. we can't be naive and act like it didn't happen. but in the same sense we don't want it create panic. >> the honorary german consul in philadelphia reacting to the horrific act of violence. >> quite distressing, i know people who live in berlin, at
this time we are not sure what happened, who was involved, who the victims r it is very distressing for me personally. >> and just this morning, philadelphia christmas village posted message on its facebook page. our hearts and authorities are with berlin. now the christmas village here will remain open through 5:00 p.m. on christmas eve. but for now, live from city hall. trang do, cbs-3, "eyewitness news", jim, rahel, back to you. >> thank you trang for that update. >> stay with "eyewitness news" for continuing coverage of the tragedy in berlin. we will bring you updates when we're on tv of course but also on line any time at cbsphilly.com. >> in other international news this morning, russian government official is assassinate in the turkey as the gunman pledges allegiance to the profit muhammad. russia's ambassador to turkey andre carlisle was at a speech at photography exhibition when shot to death. the shooter was a turkish policeman. who shouted and waived his gun in the air as he pledged to
carry out jihad. he also reportedly talked about aleppo as the ordeal appeared knob response to the syrian conflict. >> then i saw people running away in panic. i saw images of the russian ambassador on the ground, on the floor. we could not check if it was lifeless, dead, or simply injured. >> now, turkish minister says the gunman was a member of a riot police squad for the past two and a half years. he was shot and killed during a 15 minute shoot-out with police. philadelphia firefighters had to deal with frigid temperatures as they battled house fire overnight in talcony. "eyewitness news" juan the the 6,000 block of gillsbye street where the came came in after 3:30, one firefighter suffered minor injury, so far if the home was occupied. >> also, new this morning, an unidentified woman found unconscious in north philadelphia is in critical condition as police now search for her attacker, woman was
found with severe head trauma along the 2700 block of north third street at about 11:30 last night. the woman's injuries were so severe, investigators weren't sure if he had been shot or beaten. they say surveillance cameras nearby may have caught image of a suspect. investigators are looking into the cause of a deadly crash on the new jersey turnpike, this is chopper three, over the scene, around 9:30 last night, in mt. laurel. authorities say a pick-up truck headed southbound struck a person working on a disable tractor-trailer. that person died. a second person was taken to a hospital with serious injuries. well, there is lots more ahead on "eyewitness news", donald trump cruises to victory in the electoral college, we will tell you about the state that put him over the top coming up. plus the first lady's farewell to the white house. what michelle obama told opera about her meeting with melania trump. >> and even while animals need to work out, what happened after this deer crashed into a gym. that's coming up next. >> ♪ >> ♪
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texas was ultimately the state to put mr. trump over the top, despite two republican electors casting protest votes. now, inauguration day january 20th. first lady michelle obama says she is not running for office. last night her interview with oprah winfrey aired right here on cbs-3. mrs. obama made it known that if she was interested in politics, she would have made it clear by now. the first lady also says politics is harder than it looks. >> but let me just tell america, this is hard. it is a hard job. i said it on the campaign trail t requires a lot of sacrifice. it is a weighty thing. it is not something that you even look to one family to take on at that level. >> mrs. obama has met with incoming first lady mel n ya trump. she said she is ready to help mrs. trump in anyway possible, just as laura bush helped her. justin, help us. >> yes, i can't figure out if it goes going to be hot, or
cold? >> so dram at thick forecast. >> justin never wears a coat anyway. it doesn't matter to him. >> come on, proof me wrong today. i got t but final day, astronomical fall today, tomorrow winter officially begins. so after tomorrow's increasing daylight times, but notice the sunrise, tomorrow are today rising 7:19. still early january the sunrises later and later be, on the back side, nighttime where we get the sunset happening later starting after tomorrow. so we slowly increase the daylight time. so right now, losing less than ten seconds of daylight as we go one more day to go through the winter season, then start to increase it heading toward spring and summer. twelve in allentown, 15 in reading. four in mount pocono, and 20's and upper teens at the shore, cape may checking in at 19 degrees. that's not factoring in the wind. nice and dry though, storm scan3, our forecast will stay like this for the next several days. travel plans, for the christmas holiday look great. both in the roads and in the skies. check out this weekend, christmas eve day, just some
clouds around, four l degrees, christmas day making rounds of 50. could be some showers, most likely during christmas day night, into monday. forty for the high temperature today. not quite as cold tonight. still chilly, into the 20's, extended forecast, not much happening. dry, sunshine, mid to upper 40's by the ends of the week, meisha, what's snapping. >> justin, take a look at this outside. just talking about breaking news car fire blue route before broomall. pulled off to the right. look at this. the vehicle is still fully engulfed in flames. now, we have fire crews out there trying to get that remedy for you. but i would think it was 15, almost 20 minutes ago, we were just breaking the news, and that, that car, is still on fire here. so, you were down two right lanes, now being pushed all the way off to the far left shoulder just squeezing by, by the way, as you get by here, clearly the car coming up it that car fire, really slowing down, to take a peak what's going on. not to mention the fact we have crews out there on foot, walking around, pushing everyone far off to the left. careful, very dark out there, be careful for our crewmen out
there on foot walking around. and also, heads up. if you can avoid this area, again, blue route southbound before broomall, do so, getting very slow around there, rahel? >> all right, meisha, thank you. and a holiday surprise, for everybody. working out at a gold's gym, in the town of anderson, south carolina take a look, a deer crashed through a glass window and scrambled through the treadmill area, just turning away benches into his own private obstacle course. the deer spent about two minutes inside then got away, of course the same way he came in. fortunately the deer does not appear to be injured. >> everybody needs a good work out every now and then. >> our "joy of sharing" toyfest drop off day is underway. let's go live now to the parking lot. >> ♪ joy to the world ♪ >> ♪ joy to the world ♪ >> all right, we can see, jim is out there. he headed down to the parking lot to meme some of the people stopping by to drove off their
donations, up next, finds out where all of these toys will go, and how it will make the holidays a lot brighter for a lot of families in our area. we will be right back. >> ♪ >> ♪ blank the things that i consume a lot of it is very acidic. the enamel on my teeth was actually weakening. the whiteness wasn't there as much. my teeth didn't look as healthy as others. my dentist said that pronamel would help fight against that erosion
kicking off our toyfest campaign. part nerds with the girls and boys club, uso, and jim donovan my partner down there in the parking lot with some special guests, jim, already bumping out there. >> that's right, rahel, awfully cold out here, but we have people with warm hearts, look, i have elves. elves helping us here, of course our annual "joy of sharing" toyfest drop off day. so take a look on this screen. we have some information first to tell you about. we will be collecting toys today, until 8:00 tonight, at 1555 hamilton street in philadelphia. right across the community college. come by, say hi, and help a child have a merry christmas, if you can't get here today, you can still get involved by making 10-dollar donation to the salvation army by texting joy to 41444. by the way, message and data rates apply. joining me now is major phil, from the salvation army, thank you for being here, and why is this so important to children
in need in. >> children through no fault of their own otherwise would have gift under their christmas gift under christmas day, they get gift, they get to share in the season. >> we enjoy it so much here at cbs-3, all of the on ann peer and our staff. we can fill this truck, can't we, phil? >> oh, i'm sure, today will be great day. little chill think morning, but will get little more comfortable going along and i'm sure lots of people will be here bringing their toys today. >> maybe some exercise or perhaps dancing with the 76ers dancing, bee zero brianna, sabina, tell me, what's so important about being smear. >> great to be here. season of giving back, we just love to be involved with everything, we help out every year, so we just do what we can. >> and you guys work with a lot of different groups with kids, don't you? >> definitely do. definitely get to experience different kids. >> working with my he will recalls over here teaching them some moves? collecting toys, will be out here, guys, are you ready to
>> let's take focus on quiet weather pattern for december, looks like the warming trends continues, as we head to saturday, and sunday, travel conditions looking good both on the roads and in the skies. now, there is a shower chance for christmas, not going to be all day long. i'll pinpoint that little bit more coming up in eyewitness weather, jim, rahel, back to you. just continue, thank you. now for a look at newspaper headlines across our region. >> from the cover of the delaware county times, church pastor and traper locked in a tax battle with the county. reverend keith collins of the church of the overcome err has filed a civil action to recover taxes that his church has paid over three years, on buildings that were later deemed to be tax exempt. the church shelled out $10,000 each year for those taxes, money it want back. >> in the mercury, tourist and visitors will have to dig beep near their pockets when they book a night into one of the county's 74 hotels, have approved 2% hike on the hotel room rental tax, double the 2%
rate to 4%. >> from the bullying ever burlington county times mt. holly police participated in the operation saint nick. officers and volunteers wrapped and will deliver hundreds of donated holiday gifts for local children and families in need. >> and that's a look at some of the newspaper headlines from around the delaware valley. >> well, buddy the elf and santa claus will kick off the holiday light show at franklin square tonight. >> philadelphia mayor jim kenney will be dressed as buddy the elf and santa claus. the light at the 5:00 p.m. show, along with one lucky young guest. the holiday lights show features 50,000 lights, choreographed to music, and will dress up as cha characters since the light show inaugural year in 2013. i mean, if you can't have the real budd any santa claus. >> exactly. >> might as well have the mayor and county. oh, ya. coming out in next half hour, latest on the christmas market tragedy in berlin. >> plus a violent home
invasion in olney, caught on camera. now the search is underway for the people who terrorized an elderly couple. >> parents who were furious about the grinch who was no show at a pennsylvania mall, are getting some answers. mere? >> and we are looking outside right now, to a truck fire on the blue route and delays on septa. i'll have all of the updates coming up. first we will take a quick break. stay right where you are. cbs-3 "eyewitness news" fios is not cable. we're wired differently. that means incredibly fast 150 meg internet for the holidays. so in the 3.7 seconds it takes gary watson to beat
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>> good morning, i'm jim donovan. >> i'm rahel solomon, here's what you need to know to start your day in the morning minute. >> investigators in germany saying the truck that crashed in berlin was likely an act of terror. >> people who come to the christmas village today and throughout the week can expect to see a lot mover police
officers patrolling through the market. >> philadelphia firefighters battle house fire in the bitter cold this morning, in talcony. >> police searching for the identity of a woman found unresponsive on the streets of the fairhill section of philadelphia. the vote for president of the united states was 20 votes for donald j trump. >> done deal for president-elect trump. >> shoved out every bound, and a flag down, no question about that. >> very late hit across the boundery. >> oh, that was hard to watch. washington cheerleader taking a hit during last night's game against the pants ers. >> we learned she was smiling after that happened. >> oh, okay. >> she is really good sport. >> a trooper. justin dray brick, joining us,
justin, delivering outside. no coat? >> no, he doesn't. he has his coat on. >> look at you, justin! >> first time. >> i think this might be the first time i have avenue seen his coat this year. >> see? you've ban hammering on me for not gleet g the flu shot. now i'm starting to get worried? nice to see you and your coat. >> like that cheerleader, kind of hard to hold a smile out here. it is cold. quiet though, at least the weather pattern quiet across center city. not so quiet in the parking lot. today is the toyfest drop off day here at cbs-3, here until 8:00. we need to fill the truck up with unwrapped toys. come on down, drop off again, here until 8:00 this evening. little chill think morning. but temperatures will start climbing up into the afternoon hours. look at that, 12 up in allentown, four mount pocono it, two in philly the suburbs, seeing some single digits in some of the outlying locations, quakertown, check in at ten. bit every windchill. things could be whole lost worse. feels like eight, on exposed skin in trenton and wilmington. storm scan3, nice and quiet.
clear sky. so full sunshine, later this morning, into the afternoon. not bad rebound. considering we're starting offer in the teens, 20's, this morning, so this afternoon, climbing into the 30's, you can get close to 40 degrees, officially in philadelphia. that's 2 degrees below average for this time of year. the shore it will be in good shape, quiet, 41 degrees, make it up to about freezing, up in the poconos, but good conditions there. as they're cranking out the snow, snow guns and resorts, nice riding conditions upcoming this week. now, coming up for the weekends, big holiday, temperatures warming up. maybe rain chance, talk about that coming up in a few more minutes, meisha, see what's happening on the roads, good morning. >> right, justin, good morning to you, as well. what are we talking about right now? well, we have truck fire on the blue route, southbound before broomall. take a look at this. for awhile there we were looking at an accident scene where the truck was fully engulfed in flames. it looks like the flames are somewhat contained at this point. we are temporarily stopped on all of the lanes. so, it was the far left shoulder, squeaking by for
little bit of time. but take a look. everyone is completely stopped right now. we do have crews on scene, and out on foot walking around that roadway. in fact, there is our friends, right there. having everything stopped. as they get that remedy for you. so heads up on that. if you can avoid the area at all costs you certainly want to do so. also, what we are looking at right now, an accident involving tractor-trailer, and vehicle, pulled all the way off to the right shoulder, the schuylkill eastbound at south street, for those every you around that area, you can expect just a little bit of gaper delay. then in the world of septa, as well, route 101 trolley eastbound you are experiencing 20 minute delays due to disable trolley. so heads up there. and then we do have a lot of construction, 95 southbound the ramp to route 896 southbound closed but that's after our morning rush. 7:00, 8:00, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for paving project still out there. northeast extension southbound between quakertown and mid-county, intermittent lane closures, also due to construction. >> german investigators have arrested the man they believe
intentionally drove large truck into christmas markment last night the 18 wheeler smashed into the market in berlin killing 12 people, injuring 48 others. they say the suspect is a 23 year old pakistani immigrant who was staying at a river ooh gee hospital. now investigating the crash aster or attack. british man vacationing in berlin was an eyewitness to monday night's horror. >> i spoke to two people lying on flooder with broken limbs. they were going to be okay. i saw one guy being dragged away with blood on his face. >> reporter: police say the truck passenger was a polish national. he died on the scene. now the truck ace owner believed his vehicle was hijacked. berlin police searched the refugee hospital where the suspect was said to be staying. now major us cities are ramming up at holiday markets and similar venues. >> philadelphia police stepping up security at the christmas village outside city hall in response to the attack. notice own display of pop up shops, very similar to the one in berlin. police hearsay they would rather be safe than sorry.
>> we have our patrol over there, and with this type of incident happening, you have to be minds full of t we can't be naive, act like it didn't happen. but in the same sense, don't want to create panic. >> the white house has called the incident an apparent terrorist attack, which is sparking an increase in security presence at christmas markets and in cities nationwide. of course a lot of answers to be found here. stay with "eyewitness news" tore continuing coverage of the tragedy in berlin. we will bring you updates when on tv but also, any time, at cbs philly. com. >> meanwhile in other news this morning, police need help identifying multiple suspect they say are connected to a violent home invasion in olney. the attack happened around 3:00 yesterday morning, security footage shows three armed men pushing a elderly man inside his home in the 100 block of west godfrey street. fourth person acted as a look out. the victim and his wife had just returned home from their restaurant, their son believes they were targeted. >> they had to have been in the alleyway for some time,
new that they were going to be home at that specific time, and then attacked. >> authorities are investigating a string of other armed robberies. targeting asian-owned businesses over the last few months. >> mayor jim kenney soda tax has survived test in the courts. the philadelphia common pleas court judge has thrown outlaw suit contesting the city tax on sugary beverages. attorneys for the plaintiffs in the lawsuit brought by the beverage industry plan to appeal the judge's decision. the soda tax is one and a half cents per ounce. it starts on new years day. the mayor says the tax will help fund pre k. >> well, following a social media outcry over this weekend, neshaminy mall is now apologizing to parent, who say, the grinch stole their christmas. >> that's right. parent told "eyewitness news" as you might remember, they paid nearly $40 in advance for photo packages of their children, with the dr. seuss character, and also santa. the mall, how much, says that the grinch will not be returning, and didn't specify why.
neshaminy now saying to call the photographer for full refund. >> in the health watch how much is too much sugar? we will tell you about a new study that's casting some doubt on those new sugar guidelines. >> and this story, just might bring tears to your eyes, notre dame basketball player gets big surprise after the game. why this is a christmas he will never forget. >> ♪ happy holidays ♪ >> are you in the holiday spirit? well, we are here at cbs-3, because it is our drop-off day for our "joy of sharing" toyfest. people are dropping off their toys, for the salvation army, the uso, and the boys and girls club. >> we will be here taking your toys until 8:00 p.m. tonight. it is only 6:30. so we have until 6:30 until
>> our "joy of sharing" toyfest drop off day is underway. >> you can bring a toy to us until 8:00 tonight. coming up in a few minutes, i'll go downstairs, talk to special guest winter weather advisory this exciting event. meanwhile, with days to go, before christmas and hanukkah, many procrastinators will finds solace in the ease of gift cards. >> i'm done, jim.
americans will likely spends $27 billion on those gift cards this holiday season, and despite enhanced consumer protections, still pitfalls to avoid. business analyst, jill schlessinger, joins us live from new york with more, good morning, jill. >> good morning. >> so, jill, first of all, give us run down of the different kinds. there are a lot out there. >> well, you know, merchant specific cards, the name of retailer or maybe a restaurant, those are only redeemable at that spot. but, bank gift cards carry the logo of payment network, they can be spent where ever that payment method is accepted. now, bank cards usually have purchase fee of four-six bucks. couple of things to note. money on gift card cannot expire for five years from the date the card was purchased, so maybe dig out those old ones you haven't spent. or see if any additional money was loaded on to the cards. fees can only be if the card is not used for at east a year, charged went per month,
don't let anyone charge you more for that. >> jill they say you can't go wrong with a gift card. but what pitfalls do you need to avoid? >> you know, there have been security concerns, about gift cards, especially, the ones that are offered through on-line auction sites. now, those may be selling counterfeiters, stolen cards. today more cards do allow to you add a personal identification number or pin. that's secure feature that can often reduce the fraud of on line transactions. do remember that if you are going to buy a discounted card, just make sure the code on the back is intact. for safety, you want to give recipients the receipt for the card so they can verify its purchase, in case it is lost, or stolen. if you have a problem, contact the issuer of the card. if you then cannot resolve the dispute, file complaint with the fcc, that's the controller of the currency. you've got consumer, assistance group. i know it is sort after pain in the neck, but, you know, just avoid these little
pitfalls. it will be easy. >> jill -- >> i also buy the kinds behind the counter. i don't get them off the little rack. >> oh, interesting. you know, interesting point to also give the receipt, because i am just paranoid about everything. i always get to the front counter, like it will probably be nothing on this gift card. >> that's right. >> okay, i think, jill agrees with us? thanks, jill. >> well, it is a christmas time present that one member of notre dame fighting irish won't soon forget. >> wishing notre dame a very merry christmas. >> these stories never get old. after the basketball team's 77 to win over colgate, pharrell sent message to his brother mat, jr. guard on the team. matt thought he was in afghanistan, but his brother was actually in the arena. family didn't know it either. but the coach and few of the staffers were in on the surprising homecoming. >> well, the salvation army is
seeing a spike in donations, following a football player's surprise celebration gesture. >> yes >> cowboys running back, elliot, celebrating a touchdown against tampa bay sunday night. by jumping into the big salvation army kettle on the side lines, because when you get a touchdown, what else do you do? check it out. salvation army says donations went up 51% immediately after the celebration, many donations were $21, elliot's jersey number. that's really sweet. how about that? he just has had great ear year. not that i'm cowboys fans. >> twenty-one as opposed to like two? >> you know, look at that. >> just saying. the higher the number, the higher the donation. >> we have a dealt down there. i think jim will jump in.
>> pretty cool. it is cold outside. again, we're down in the parking lot live with our "joy of sharing" toyfest. cold this morning, this afternoon gets little better up around 40 degreesment look at some of the temperatures, some of the coldest mornings we've had in a lot of suburbs, single digits, again, drop another degree, up at eileen's house normally in the colder spot. 8 degrees at this hour, clear skies, a lot of frost to scrape off the windshield this morning, not much better even getting close to the city. we just go to westtown, where west chester is 12 degrees at this hour, good news, the winds is calm. wind chills not as bad as it was yesterday morning. somewhat bearable to be outside. closer to the city we check in with essington, ed at 28 degrees with clear skies, and in the much better in new jersey, still looking at 14, currently, at andrew's house, it is medford, new jersey. so, clear, cold morning, winter officially arrives tomorrow morning, at 5:44, giving us the shortest amount of daylight, nine hours, 19
minutes, 82nd as the sun makes its approach over the tropics of capricorn. then starting thursday, we slowly increase the daylight time. all right, average high temperature this time of year. forty-three. again, below that today by few degrees. tomorrow, slightly above average. each day gets little warmer. headed into the weekends, we will make a run at 50 degrees. remember last year, temperatures right around 70 christmas eve, christmas day, not going to be that warm. but temps up around 50 degrees. nice and dry, storm scan3, get used to the shot. it will stay like that for the next several days, quiet weather pattern. jet stream flattening out, specific air, that's why it is milder. all of the arthur air stays to the north. inbetween seasonable conditions over the next several days, little push of warmer air indicating by the jet stream as it moves northward, by saturday into sunday. that's why temperatures are going up. today, little cool. 40 degrees the afternoon high. like i said each day gets little warmer. mid upper 40's for the rest of the week, near 50 for christmas day, maybe some showers, chris may day night. into monday.
meisha, how is the traffic? >> justin, take a look at this, we have live chopper three right now over that car fire that we have been talking about. so this is blue route southbound before broomall. two right lanes are blocked for awhile there, all lanes were block, they were trying to get this remedy. for awhile there also watching the live picture of this truck fully engulfed in flames, which i can tell you is really causing some backups, backups now extending all the way back to villanova, the blue route between the schuylkill and 95 southbound, that's going to take you over an hour right now. it was to up hour and a half. looks like it has dropped maybe little bit. but i would still plan on avoiding the area at all costs, altogether, or plan on sitting in a extra hour to hour and a half out there because of the extensive traffic happening right before our rush hour in the morning. not good. and i'm going to go to live shot outside. we do have accident, schuylkill eastbound at south street pulled off to the right shoulder. causing maybe slight bit of gaper delay. ya, little bit out there. and route 101 trolley eastbound residual delays due to earlier disable trolley. check the schedules on line,
rahel, over to you. >> meisha, thank youment philadelphia mayor jim kenney has assembled special task force to combat lead poisoning in the city. plans to track down on landlords cannot proof their properties from lead safe bee rye fuse to go renew their license. were found to have harmful levels of lead in their blood. >> today hundreds every thousands of homes in philadelphia have interior with paint that contain lead. even though we did not create the problem, we need to address it. >> high levels of lead can cause irreversible brain damage, lower iq, and life-long learning and behavioral problems. some scientists are saying new study on sugar should be taken with grain of salt. the study was published in the journal and recalls of internal medicine, says the official guidelines for how much sugar you should be eating may be wrong. but, professor at the university of california says that research is fishy, because it was funded by non-profit with ties to coca-cola, hershey, other food companies. us government recommends
eating no more than 12 teaspoons of added sugar per day. >> our big drive-thru toy drop off for our "joy of sharing" toyfest campaign is underway. cbs philly has partnered with the salvation army, uso and the boys and girls club to collect toys this holiday season. jim donovan live in the cbs-3 parking lot with some great guests, the cast of the wizards of oz at the walnut st. theater. hey, jim? >> indeed rahel. i have my elves who are also actors, you know, we've got broadway pretty much right here this morning. it is cold out here. these guys are equipped for everything. first of all we want to give you little backgrounds, it is our drop off day for our toyfest. take a look at the screen. we will be here until 8:00 tonight. collecting toys, to be distributed to the u.s. o, boys and girls club, salvation army, where 1555 hamilton street right here in philly, come by, say hello to all of
us, we have hot chocolate from the salvation army. if you can't get here today with a toy you can still get involved. make 10-dollar donation to the salvation army by texting joy to 41444. message and data rates apply. so again, this is the cast of wicked. and liam david, you're parent of this staff, and the crew, and you are in act four? >> yes, i am. >> what's it like being here today for our drop off day with you and your gang? >> well, it is very good, because it is the season of giving, not getting. and it is very nice that we can all come together and give stuff to people that really need it. >> well, these are great toys. i've been checking out. we have some star wars stuff in here, we have barbie. we have some hasbro. what's this one? oh, that's duct tape. that's cool. have you ever made an outfit with duct tape? >> uh, well, kind of. let's just say something broke. >> something broke. a malfunction with your
wardrobe. well, the cast is going to sing us into jingle bells, as they're loading the truck. so, guys, let's kick it off. three, two, one. >> ♪ jingle bells ♪ >> ♪ jingle bells ♪ >> great! oh, my goodness. and they promised me that one day i could be a flying monkey as part of their staff. giles, we will start loading the toys. keep on singing, guys. >> ♪ dashing all the way ♪ >> again, the salvation army is here collecting the toys, they will be distributed to the u.s. o. boys, girls club. >> and again, the wizard of oz at the walnut st. theater. great theater. great kids. talented. and they promised me i could be a flying monkey! >> ♪ jingle bells ♪
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>> police around wormed are on the letter after a truck crash in a berlin, and police say it is an october of terror. >> electoral college has voted for trump, will certify the election results on january 6. >> budd i the elf will he at the life spectacle tonight. mayor jim kenney will be marked as buds i, and. >> and that's three to go. last look at traffic and wetter. >> final day of fall season today. feels like the heart of winter right now. on our way up to about 40 degrees, not bad start to the winter season wednesday, 45. the temperatures staying above average, headed into the holiday weekend, christmas day, 50 degrees, most of the day stays dry. i think at night chance for some showers, showers continue into next week, but highs into the 50's, on monday. that's going to be the trends through the end of the year. >> all right, justin. thank you so much.
well, we have live chopper three right now over car fire, blue route southbound before broomall. two right lanes were block, now all lanes are temporarily blocked, backups extending into villanova. by the way the blue route, between the schuylkill and 95 southbound, going to take you right now about an hour and a half, maybe even more, so avoid the area at all costs if you can. >> well for the first time ever, septa drivers got to showcase their buses holiday make overs. >> "eyewitness news" at the blue ross river rink, winter fest yesterday hot wheels were park. all part of the philly holiday festival. from the city waterfront, drivers from each of septa's eight district were individual themes like i think this is frozen, creative designs part of septa initiative to build comradery. >> meisha you judged that last week. >> did i, it was really hard to judge. >> i mean, that's pretty elaborate. >> i just say everyone tide. a for the effort. everyone. >> coming up next on cbs this morning, al paccino talks
about why he believes he was born to act. >> and don't forget our "joy of sharing" toyfest drop off day is underway. this is a live picture this morning, we want you to stop by, stop by, donate toy to a child, we will be here until 8:00 p.m. >> and these talent the kids are the cast of wizard off oz, walnut st. theater, and they're going to sing us another song. have a great day, everyone. lit it, kids. >> ♪ rudolph the red nose reindeer ♪ ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪
>> ♪ ♪ good morning. it is tuesday, december 20th, 2016. welcome to "cbs this morning." terror at a christmas market in berlin when a big rig truck slams into a crowd killing 12. new details, this morning on the suspect. and the nypd's john miller is here to look at the potential threat in the u.s. cameras capture the assassination of russia's ambassador to turkey. vladimir putin vows to find out who directed the gunman's hand. kennedy center honoree al pacino tells charlie rose why he's born to act and how he almost lost his