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>> this is cbs-3 "eyewitness news". now, at noon, several cars, suv, a, and tractor-trailer involved in a huge crash in gloucester count that i shutdown a highway this
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morning. it happened about 9:00 this morning on route 130, good afternoon, i'm jim donovan. >> i'm rahel solomon, greg argos live in logan township more on how it all unfolded. good afternoon, greg. >> afternoon, rahel. route 130 here northbound has reopened. that's the great news. let me step aside here, see the southbound lanes, multi vehicle crash happened around 8:30, 9:00 this morning, still closed so officials stay will reopen hopefully in the next 30 minutes or so. once again this crash occurring at the height of rush hour, seven total vehicles, eight people involved. >> clop err three overhead, massive chain reaction crash on route 130 southbound in logan township, new jersey. >> apparently traffic back up in the southbound lanes of route 130. there was chain reaction collision here involving seven vehicles. >> those seven vehicles mangled, including what remains of this dump truck, smashed between the guards rail and this tanker, holding thousands of pounds of waste water. >> mario towing on scene, and
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environmental company, as well as new jersey state police vehicle unit removing the last two vehicles from the scene. >> incredibly none of the eight people in the wreck killed. >> damage was significant to the vehicles involved. it is very fortunate no one was killed in this incident. >> police work to go figure out what exactly caused this crash, making distracted driving. >> being a tentative on the roadway, things such as cell phones, and other conversations can really be a distraction, we want to try to minimize distracted driving. >> reporter: back now, you're taking live look from chopper three, at the scene, it was quite the clean up for the past few hours here. once again, logan township police officers tell me southbound 130 will reopen in the next 30 minute or so. once again, no cause of the crash yet determined, though, investigators say, they're likely could be charges once a determination of the crash is realized. live here along 130 logan
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township, i'm greg argos, cbs-3, "eyewitness news". all right, greg, thank you. >> police have man in custody they believe is behind the gruesome murder of a woman in kensington this past september: they also believe he is connected to other crimes. anita oh, live in media where press conference wrapped up short time ago. >> reporter: gruesome details, we know the man is 37 year old byron allen of philadelphia, charged with murder and robbery in the killing of a wambach in september. and district attorney jack whalen calling this one of the most dangerous criminals he's ever encountered as da here in delaware county. victim 32 year old natasha gibson of yeadon, authority say she was random target walking home from bar in upper darby september 22. she actually made it to the steps of the home in the 600 block of bailey road when alan allegedly stabbed her at least 20 times, and sliced her throat with a steak knife, enough to sever her vocal cords and trachea. police say they followed allen's blood trail all the
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way back to philadelphia, where he bought a beer at a convenience store, that was not his only suspected attack. authorities say allen also running today at least three violent sexual assaults in philadelphia's kensington section, spanning from april to december, and the district attorney says these are crimes of rage. >> make no mistake. we don't believe that the motive for this particular murder robbery. this is a callous, brutal, haneous crime. it is a devastating murder. >> now we know allen has a lengthy criminal record spanning back to 1996 when convicted of robbery. he also spent time behind bars, from 2002 to 2015 for attempted murder and aggravated assault. that's when he got out. officials say that's when he ghana brand new crime streak. much more on the story on "eyewitness news" at 5:00 and six. i'm anita oh, cbs-3, "eyewitness news". >> indeed horrible crime. thank you for the update.
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first official day of winter where we are getting dose of mild temperatures, and the mercury will continue to inch up. katie fehlinger live on the cbs-3 skydeck with the winter warm up, katie. >> reporter: i like that, it will be inning up here. not talking about any kind of below torch type warming trends here. it is only going to be a little bit above average for the next couple of days, and then a little bit more than that by the time we hit the holiday weekends. so i'm just going to break the news to you now, no white christmas this year. i think many of you probably anticipated that or chances for white christmas in philadelphia, anyway, are typically pretty low, about 20% or under. but regardless, it is nice that we've got some pretty tranquil days looking ahead here. so we take you out first and for most, storm scan3, at the moment featuring more clouds than anything, some sun filtered through that, that's what you will find the rest of the afternoon. our temperatures have since cracked 40 degrees at philadelphia international airport, low four's around southern new jersey, southern delaware, obviously little colder as go to the outlying suburbs here surrounding the city. look ahead to the rest of the
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day here, pretty quiet day, folks. i mean, you have a hands full of clouds granted but mid 40's, ever so slightly above where we should be, and we are expecting this to be a trends of that to continue for the most part. as we've been talking about, moderation on the thermometer is expected. so, while it is milder today, than it was yesterday, it is pretty typical. coming up however i'll let you know exactly how warm that mercury will be, and it comes in time for christmas. guys, back to you for now. >> katie, thank you. as katie mentioned frigid and frightening start to the day for driver in delaware county. take a look, chopper three over newtown square, where a car went into the darby creek just after 7:00 this morning, near saw mill road, earls lane. one person was pulled from the car by emergency responders, but there were no injuries. investigators are now trying to figure out what caused the car to go into the creek. >> officials are still trying to determine what sparked a fire at peddlers village in bucks county. flames tore through two stores last night, firefighters were able to get the fire under control in about 20 minutes. despite the fire, the shopping
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community remains open for business. >> well, 29 people are reportedly dead and dozens more badly burned after a chain reaction explosion rips through a fireworks market in mexico. it all happened at the market just outside every mexico city. at the time of the explosion, the market was crowded with shoppers, buying fireworks for the holidays. once the fire was under control, rescue crews combed through ash, and charred metal searching for victims. this is the third time this very same market has been ravaged by a fiery explosion since 2005. authorities are still trying to find the source. well, the search is intensifying across europe for the driver who mode down dozens every people at berlin germany christmas market. correspondent marlie carson reports, international police are concerned the suspect is still a threat. >> law enforcement sources tell cbs news, that this man is now the focus of a manhunt in berlin. and east, young tanisian,
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papers found in the cab after truck that plowed through christmas market in berlin monday. >> a german lawmaker says the suspect has ties to islamic extremists, supposed to be deported from germany earlier this year. twelve people killed in the rampage including the original driver of the 18 wheeler, lucas irvin. the polish man was found shot and stabbed inside his truck. the truck gps system indicates by 3:45 p.m. monday, irvin was probably not in control of it. and that it was being driven as if the person inside was learning how to drive. just before 5:00 p.m., the engine was left running for 450 minutes. but the truck didn't move. then at 7:40 p.m. it, started toward the christmas market. >> while authorities are stepping up security measures around germany, critics of the country's refugee program say it was only matter of time until an attack like this took
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place. now, the berlin market, like other attack sites in europe this year, has become a place for people to come together. >> i think people who are in the country should be given a safe place. >> dozens of refugees and germans gathered today near the crash site to sing in solidarity. riley carl on son, cbs news, london. >> coming up on cbs-3 "eyewitness news" this noon, will it be another giant problem for the birds? >> what the eagles need to do to pull out a win this week. we'll hear from head coach doug pederson. >> we may have the reason why packages could be delayed, that's coming up next. stay with us.
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>> welcome back, the eagles play prime time football tomorrow in south philly, visiting giants are playing for the post-season. eagles coach doug pederson is concentrating on the future. >> the strength of our division, how well these teams are playing, and, you know, we hope in the near future, obviously, be one of those -- be the team, you know, in the nfc east, that is consecutively and consistently, you know, playing for the post-season. >> now, offensive tackle lane johnson expected to start the game, coming back from ten game suspension. >> well, let's hope that all of your amazon orders have already arrived. because a labor disagreement
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may prevent some of those packages from arriving in time for the holidays. >> striking union pilots, who fly for amazon, to go back to work, but the pilots union warning there may not be enough pilots to meet delivery demand. despite this, amazon is insisting they're ready for the holiday rush. wal-mart says it will close its stores 6:00 p.m. christmas eve, so that its workers can spends more time with their families. in recent years the nation's largest retailer, you might remember, would stay open until 8:00 p.m. christmas eve, the coo hopes this will show its company is thoughtful toward its workers? last minute gift ideas? >> stay tuned. >> stocking stuff tears hostess gifts, could finish offer the holiday list, katy? >> a lot of people still have a lot of box toss check off on that gift list. looking ahead to christmas, regardless, couple of days away. we do have chance for shower specifically christmas eve, but christmas day, looking very quiet right now.
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and, we talked about that warming trends earlier. this weekend is when you will really begin to notice it. much more detail on that full forecast right after the break.
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>> this past season, you know, we're seeing little warming trends with every passing day. but we are talking like a degree or two here and there. so not again, you know, not going to be dealing with any significant warm up. it will be a little milder
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than average. >> you have been watching the numbers. >> yes, crunch them all, right? >> exactly. and we certainly had very warm christmas last year, who could forget that. we ended up hitting the 70s, the six off's as we approach and hit the holidays, those are not the kind of numbers that we are talking about here. let's walk you through it here. overall very, very tame forecast. i love forecasts like this, especially, because so many people will be traveling in the days ahead, now, i know many of you have been dreaming of a white christmas, but let's be honest, tough to travel when there is a white christmas. it looks like that is not at all in the cards for us based on the temperature profile and just the atmosphere set up in general. looking at storm scan, you have got clouds overhead. really. there is some sun filtered through it, not indicative yet of anything to come. we do in the have wet weather in the forecast for the next couple of days. overall we expect some sunshine, you are going to find clouds along the way, too, much like what we've got out there now, but staying mainly dry. gradually warming.
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really getting off to very quiet start for this season as a whole. now, looking ahead, as we take you day-by-day here, looking at the jet stream pattern, separation between the code he is and warmest air, what you notice happening here, specifically, by christmas day, in fact, is the jet stream off to the north. in other words, start to see those brighter shades, the yellow, the orange, the red contour lines, nudging further and further north. and that allows of course the warmth to build in here. that will be reflected in the temperatures, so talking low 50's here, as early as sunday, leading into the early part of next week. so whether we do see the next storm system come along, won't bring us anything but plane old rain. meanwhile for now, very quiet, not as cold either. high hits about 45. drop it back down into the low 30's tonight, under partly cloudy sky, stays very tranquil. we have eagles game to talk about here coming up tomorrow night. 38 degrees at kick off. not terribly atypical with the value. you will start to notice a little hint after breeze, but, not necessarily any kind of major wind issues, certainly not wet weather problems
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either. but let's talk about those christmas numbers from last year, christmas eve ended up 71 degrees, christmas day, 68. we are walking around in the short pants this same time last year, crazy, right? we actually only fell below 32 degrees twice last december. so far, this december, we've done it nine times. very likely will do it again before the month is all said and done here. outside we go to a spot that i wouldn't say is necessarily perfect beach weather right now but it is tranquil outside beach patrol headquarters in marching gate. meanwhile, they are breaking out the skis here at blue mountain, just one of many views like this that i think we will see through the course of the winter. nice to see them actually out and about and enjoying the ski slopes. meanwhile let's look at the seven day, shall we? again, kind of modest, talking low 50's, granted, above average. by tuesday by solid 10 degrees. and other than a shower on christmas eve, mainly in the p.m. hours, few more on monday, it is very, very quiet. jim, back over to you.
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normally only few days to go until christmas. are you still scrambling for gift ideas? well, you are in luck. we have some great last minute gift ideas for you specially for people who may have slipped your mind or unexpected. joining me now is kristin, editor in chief of philadelphia style magazine. hello, kristin. >> hello. >> what you are looking for last minute gift, what should you keep in mind? >> time! >> exactly. >> out on christmas eve, need to prioritize your list, i think that's the biggest tip. >> you have a great group of examples here. first of all what's this, hostess gifts? >> host tell gifts, go to is always wine and spirits. but coffee table books, or even bar wear, make really great alternative gifts. i love coffee table books, because even if you noah little bit about the person you can probably finds great book. both of these we found at evan tyne designs. >> these gifts, you never know if you are giving to manor woman. >> true, go for something more gender neutral. so we went to 3,000bc. we have oil diffuse ers, adult
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coloring books. >> love those. every night i'm coloring away. >> me too. >> love that. >> stress relieving gift. also century 21, blue tooth speakers, headphones, cool tech things. >> people who haven't been to century 21, i was in there the other day, that place is loaded, that's enormous store. >> it is a find. they have great brands in there, too. >> what do we have smear. >> stocking stuffer, stocking stuffer gifts, men and women. so things just sort of axis risks essentials, men probably won't go out and buy hats, scarfs, those things, we found selection of socks and gloves and metro men, 611, things for women, great clutch is nice alternative to scarf. you can wear this for new years, then special occasions throughout the year. >> i will tell you foremen, socks are the big thing. guys want access rising, may not be too bold in their wardrobe, but socks with funky patterns. >> you love socks. >> yes, they are one of my favorites. so all good, especially the
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gloves, too, always can use this. what about people into fashion, or things like that? >> hair care is a good option, some damico, out of brooklyn, and cool packaging, and pharnia out of japan. for the fashion loves, all of our local boutiques, nicole miller for access riff, joan chef, philly brands, also for the man, gulf links. >> go to for me if i'm in a pinch gift cards. but you don't just want it hand over gift cards, that's little cheesey. what should do you? >> run in a store, don't run in the first gift store, see how to creatively package it, amazing, one of my favorites in the city, grab products, they have some new brands, or new cook book out, grab gift card from the restaurant, ritz carlton, pack it with a cook book. >> i'm ready to go shopping. thank you so much,
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>> coming up later today, tis the season for heart attacks. why they increase this time of year and the three things to avoid during the holidays, to protect your heart. coming up today at 5:00. well, the incredible okay pell owe pops stopped by cbs-3 early this morning, to get into the holiday spirit. >> fun, right? the group has perform everyone from the kimmel center to new zealand, and today they performed right here in our great hall. take a listen. >> ♪ >> ♪
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>> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪ >> you can't help but spilling when listen to a cappella. >> thank you for coming in this morning, that's "eyewitness news" today at noon, i'm jim donovan. >> i'm rahel solomon, thank you for joining us. >> "eyewitness news" continues at 5:00. we're always on line at cbsphilly.com. of course the young and the restless is up next.
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>> nikki: [ sniffles ] >> victor: morning, sweetheart. >> nikki: hi. >> victor: baby. what is it? i hate to see you upset any day. but the day before christmas? come on. >> nikki: it's just -- [ sighs ] >> victor: what? >> nikki: i ordered this wooden train months ago. >> victor: yeah? >> nikki: the kind you pull with a string. it came today, and it's gift-wrapped and tagged... ...for sully. >> victor: oh, sweetheart.

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