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workweek but a very potent cold front waits in the wings for the weekend. we will time it out coming up. i feel like our rush hour is waiting in the wings because everything is calm, serene, we have an incident on the north bound side of i-95 at cottman involving a disable tanker truck. we will get to that in a bit. stay with us, you you key. a teenage girl is shot sitting on than her grandmother's front important inch northeast philadelphia police say teen ran as gunman chased her down the street firing several shots along the way. "eyewitness news" reporter syma chowdhry is at police headquarters to tell us more bit, syma. >> reporter: ukee this teenage girl was taken to the hospital have after being shot in the arm and police say, witnesses helped them fine the shooter. a 17 year-old girl is recovering this morning after being shot in the arm, police say she was sitting next to the man on the porch of her grandmother's house on the 5900 block of cottage street in wissonoming around 11:00 o'clock last night. that is when the shooter approached them. after a verbal argument with
the girl, the man fired five shots one at point blank range hitting her in the right arm. >> and a bullet probing her arm. >> reporter: girl ran and man says they shot at her again, this time hitting several homes in the process. >> she ran to several houses, and a grandmother's house and two other houses next to her grand mom's house trying to get in the front door while this male continue to shoot. >> reporter: shooter fled but police did apprehend the suspect. >> fortunately these number just witnesses did cooperate with the police not only telling us a good description to apprehend this individual but positively identifying our suspect. >> reporter: we're told the suspect was already wanted on a warrant. >> we did believe it was the intended target. we do believe that the shooter knew this 17 year-old female prior to shooting her. >> reporter: girl was taken to st. christopher's hospital, she's being treated for that gunshot wound and subsequently a broken arm. man she was sitting with was not hurt.
so far no word on the motive for the shooting. we are live, at police headquarters, syma chowdhry for cbs-3 "eyewitness news". also new, fire investigators are looking into what sparked a fire in the historic school building in northeast philadelphia fire fighters responded to the scene at old simon mer school at germantown and allegheny avenue just after 1:00 this morning. they were able to quickly get those flames under control. school is closed and the the building is currently up for sale. some residents in philadelphia's nicetown neighborhood want new safety measures put in place after a young boy is struck and killed by a car. it happened, yesterday afternoon on the the 3600 block of 15th street. police say that the five two-year old driver of this buick hit a six year-old after he ran between parked cars and into the street. one neighbor is calling for more crossing guards in the wake of this tragedy. >> there has never been a crossing guard on none of these corners from erie avenue, from allegheny and they are only in front of the
schools. >> the driver who struck that child did stay at the the scene. police say at this time the the incident appears to be a tragic accident. it remains under investigation. all right. 50:00 36789 lets get the the the latest on our forecast and check with katie. >> latest right the now is it is quiet for a change. we are not tracking these extra issues. today we could still see some fog developing for some of you mainly western most suburbs, you have to go pretty far into central pennsylvania to find it or off in the poconos, region but otherwise we will get quiet for a change and we will keep that it way, again through the rest of the workweek for you here but eventually, a new cold front is slate todd arrive but it looks like timing is going to slow down here. so, it may be a good or bad thing depending on what your outdoor plans entail for friday lead nothing to saturday which we will discuss but we will keep it to the here and now, 54 degrees out at philly international. we are in the 50's through reading, lancaster, wilmington, dover, list goes
on as we take tonight to the outlining suburbs with the similar scenario here. pretty seasonal overall to kick start this morning for you. as we go through the day we will call it a partly sunny day here, lower 07's both at the shore and at the in philadelphia here. we can expect those basically same story in the poconos. the that is one spot as i mentioned that could end up with fog to kick start your morning. the here's that next frontal boundary that will move in bringing in some very nasty wet's cross the the central united states. for us it is a rain maker, wind producer, perhaps a thunderstorm producer. more than anything this will be a saturday morning event, and then it really, knocks those temperatures back for us as we go in the second half of the weekend. we will go more on that later in the show but for now, torey, back over to you. good morning, everybody. traveling on our majors it is a beautiful ride, great way to start your day. we have an incident to worry about on i-95, maybe not so much worry but be cautious on. traveling on i-95 in the
northbound direction approaching cottman avenue we have a disable tanker truck that is blocking the right-hand lane. folks are working on it the but it is still going to cause a touch of folks to slow down and take a look to the right. be mindful of that this morning. elsewhere, it is not only around northeast philadelphia but traveling in delaware county around center city, south philadelphia, but still lots of good news just as if you are traveling on 309, wide opened, no delays in either direction, pennsylvania turnpike, northeast extension, all moving well and note that is our speed sensors are indicating just that a really nice commute. fifty on the schuylkill. fifty-five on 476, as well as i-95, if you are traveling on the turnpike westbound we do have construction between bensalem and fort washington. so it may be a bit of the squeeze. same thing on 295 northbound in new jersey right around black horse pike we have construction there until 6:00 a.m. only an her left n delays for mass transit. erika. the secret service has a new temporary lead they are morning and he is from delaware county. joseph clancy is stepping in after a director, julia
pierson, resigned wednesday a mid a flurry of security breaches. many believe those breaches were not just embarrassing for the the agency but also put the president and the first family in danger. here's susan mcginn is. >> reporter: retired secret service agent joseph clancy is back once a member of the president's closest security detail, he will now temporarily lead the agency. after just 18 months on the job director julia pierson resign under heavy pressure yesterday. she told bloomberg news it is painful to leave as agency is reeling from a significant security breach. >> on september 19th a man jumped the white house fence and made it into the east room of the president's home. support for pierson quickly faded this week with the revelation that an armed contractor with prior arrests rode an elevator with the president during a visit with the cdc last month. some members of the congress has called for an independent investigation into the agency's operations. the director of home land
security says that will happen. the the president is standing by the the agents assigned to protect him. >> the president has nothing but the highest regard for the the men and women of the secret service. >> reporter: the white house says next permanent director of the secret service could come from outside the agency. susan mcginnes for cbs-3 "eyewitness news". >> clancy, from havertown, is not new to the agency. he served as head of the president's protective division until 2011. now that is when he became director of corporate security at comcast. clancy graduated from villanova university and taught history at father judge high school in northeast philadelphia. we now know the the name of the man diagnosed with the first case of ebola the in the united states. the cdc is investigate using thomas duncan was not admitted to the hospital, earlier. duncan first visited a dallas hospital on september 26th with a fever and stomach pains, a nurse using a checklist, asked whether he traveled from africa. he answered yes but still was released. the cdc says duncan flew from
liberia to the u.s. on september 19th. >> regretfully that information was not fully communicated throughout the full team and as a result the full import of that information wasn't factored in the clinical decision making. >> a texas health officials are monitoring as many as 18 people who may have had direct contact with duncan. meanwhile another patient in hawaii is in isolation and under going testing for ebola in honolulu you hospital. happening today a new push to change hate crime laws in pennsylvania. lawmakers will hold a hearing at the kimmel center to talk about adding lesbian, gay, by sexual and transgendered people to the hate crime laws. move comes after two gay men were attacked in center city last month. your time 5:09. a father's desperate search finally pays off. she's found alive 12 years after vanishing. >> but he isn't allowed to see
the girl just yet. we will explain why. also a neighborhood on edge after we have learn new information about the death of a local hospital executive, and his wife. plus resign or else? new ultimatum from protesters packing the streets of hong kong. it is shaping up to be a comfortable day but an october chillies right around the corner. katie will update your forecast. we will do traffic and weather on the three's after a short break but don't forget when you hit the roads you can still get you're witness weather forecast with katie on the go, she updates the forecast on kyw news radio 1060 to get you through your morning commute so please be sure to tune in when you jump in to
tolerated by local authorities there demonstrators in the umbrella movement are calling for less restrictions and more choice of their next chief executive. take a look at this raging fire that destroyed more than 100 homes in brazil. at least one person was killed as flames ripped through the closely packed homes, investigators are working to figure out what sparked that huge fire. here's today's headlines here on cbs-3. police have a suspect in custody in connection with the shooting in wissonoming. a 17 year-old girl was shot in the arm after an argument on a grandmother's porch. this is on the 5900 block of cottage street around 11:00 last night. fire fighters took control of the the fire on the second floor, of a former school building at germantown and west allegheny avenue there were no injuries. the building is closed right now and up for sale. new head of the secret service is joseph chance friday delaware county. clancy replaces julia pierson who resign after several recent security lapses. our time is 5:13.
lets get traffic and weather on the three's, here's katie. >> good morning, everybody. we are once again in a quiet pattern here a break between systems, basically, taking place here at this hour, and we can expect them to last us throughout the next couple of days until our next potent cold front comes along and that is one that brings in our next round of heavy rain, stiff wind and probably embedded thunderstorm along the way. we will time that out. we will look at here and now storm scan three still at home, quiet but can you believe we are still track ago this same area of low pressure even though it weakened and starting to restrengthen somewhat here off the of the eastern seaboard but definitely not our concern at this point. off to the west some heavy thunderstorms, nasty storms rumbling through around st. louis and across mississippi valley here. thinks beginning of the next front which will be our story. the the good news for us is that i would say that the timing could ab lot worse, and it comes, generally overnight and into the first half of the saturday. so we might have some soccer
games that could be a wash here on saturday morning perhaps, it will get out by second half of the weekend. we will look the at current wind speeds. it is a tad breezy but not so much further inland. so back towards the usual suspects, the reading, lancaster, central pa, amish country pretty much in general we coiled see fog forming. just watch for. that pollen reports looks good, lower levels over the next few days even though with the wet weather moving in it will knock pollen levels back. ragweed, chenopods still predominant issues for us and eyewitness weather seven day forecast keeps us to the low to mid 70's today and tomorrow with some sun, with some clouds, we will call it partly sunny for both days and call it a day here. and then by friday, overnight that front moves in with rain lingering through midday on saturday, vittoria, over to you. good morning, everyone, if you are traveling on any majors right now very quiet, serene, great way to start your morning but lets get outside, and see how we are doing on i-95 because we are
still dealing with the disabled tanker truck. folks are getting by just fine. the good news is we are not dealing with volume. bad news it is even out here and folks are out there working diligently as you can see here to get this thing moving. hopefully this will be out of the way by the time rush comes in but right now it is not causing too much of a problem. as we jump down to the vine street expressway the vine street is awesome. traveling in either direction whether heading to the schuylkill or i-95 it is great. speed sensors high up in the 50's. anyway you cut it 50 on the schuylkill, same thing traveling on 476, just lots of green all over. we do have have construction zones. on the roosevelt boulevard in either direction near cottman avenue overnight paving construction that they have been doing for quite sometime it is in the inner drive. so stick to the outer drive if you you can. this is ongoing until 6:00 a.m. good news if you are a mass transit user everything looks great. lets head back to the desk. thanks, vittoria.
schuylkill banks boardwalk celebrates its official grand opening boardwalk this morning. we are looking live at the new boardwalk that connects the river trail from locust street in center city to the south street bridge. it is part the of the larger initiative to create a continuous trail along the river from pottsville schuylkill county all the way to southwest philadelphia that will be beautiful. 5:16. and pepsi unveils a new drink for people counting calories but you won't be able to find this new soda in the grocery store. be careful what information you share with your phone apps, find out how it could end up costing you when w
their somerset county home. officials rule the fire as arson, authorities are now waiting for an autopsy, and lab results, to determine an official cause of death. investigation continues this morning in the accidental shooting of a pennsylvania state trooper at a montgomery county training facility is. flags are flying at half staff in honor of the 26 year-old david kedra. the trooper was shot in the chest during a state police firearms training session on tuesday. he was pronounced dead at the hospital. sources say that another trooper was demonstrating a new you weapon, when it accidentally discharged. >> he was highly motivated and you could tell that every single day that he walked in. he was extremely prosecuted to be a pennsylvania state trooper and he showed it. >> he grew up in northeast philadelphia and 2006 graduate of roman catholic high school and 2010 graduate from temple university where he earn a degree in criminal justice.
meanwhile two state troopers are hurt in the man hunt for accused killer eric frein. state police won't say how troopers were hurt but we're told their injuries are in the life threatening. frein has been on the run for almost three weeks after being accused on have ambushing two troopers killing one of them. meanwhile pennsylvania gaming commission has temporarily banned hunting in the area of that manhunt. >> 5:20 in the morning. we are learning new information about the injuries suffered by tracie minister gannon that trash in the new jersey turnpike and now facing a long road to recovery. also cartoon controversy, why a newspaper is apologizing to the president for this inappropriate attempt at humor, we will be right back.
wait for it, it is 5:23. lets get our traffic ape weather together on the three's. >> we like to be prompt. >> yes. >> good morning, everybody. today will be a pretty decent day overall. we can expect some clouds some sunshine, we will go ahead and call it partly sunny and split the the difference for you. storm scan three right now no sunshine because sun has yet to arrive over the the horizon but in about an hour or 20 minutes we will see it pop over that horizon and i think we will be in for a cool view because anytime we have just a little bit of cloud cover it can the will color scheme. i will make sure i bring that to you. 60 degrees is your current temperature in trenton. off to a relatively mild start. relative is key there. depending on your location it is a tad cooler in the mid 50's through berks and lancaster county and down through delaware. as the day progresses 72 degrees and exactly where we should be on this particular day of the month and throughout the year. so you can expect to see pleasant weather overall and
very seasonal conditions that lasts us through you friday. overnight the friday into saturday though rain is on the way, vittoria, over to you. thanks so much, katie, good morning everyone. no signs of rush hour on the way just yet, pretty quiet and serene, lets get you outside and give you what you've got going on this morning. as you take a look at i-95, traveling in the northbound direction, note that is huge tanker truck, we have been working on that for quite sometime, and we have been watching them, traveling on northbound i-95 approaching cottman avenue. they ever working on it. blocking the right-hand lane. folks are getting by. you may notice just a touch of the slow down. traveling on the platt bridge no delays at all, wide open, all bridges look great this morning and really still all of our majors are wonderful average speeds in the 50's in matter how you cut it, schuylkill, blue route, turnpike, northeast extension, 95 all and all a great right. roosevelt boulevard, both directions around cottman avenue. they have paving, taking out those inner lanes until
6:00 a.m. only a little will bit longer. you will to have do some maneuvering at a few intersections i had to do that myself this morning. ninety-five northbound right around black horse pike a overnight project in new jersey, this is ongoing until 6:00 a.m. mass transit looking great, you you key. thanks, torey. eagles will try to get shady mccoy's game going when they take on the rams sunday afternoon in south philadelphia at lincoln financial field. shady is averaging 2.7 yards a car think season, compared that to 6 yards a carry after four games last year but the rams have allowed a hundred yard rush inner each of their first three games, just make it four. shady is confident about his game. >> i nose who i am, you know, i'm still confident, i necessity what i can do it doesn't really bother me that much. we're winning games. we're three and one. it can be frustrating but at the end of the day i know who i am he is recovering after that sports hernia surgery. kelce could be back in time for the panthers game.
he hopes to be ready for carolina panthers game at lincoln financial field at november 10th. evan mathis could be back that week. get well, fellows. football in prime time tonight, tonight another meeting of the nfc rivalry between vikings and the packers, pregame coverage gets underway from lambeau field at 7:30 tonight right here on cbs-3. well there, ace full slate of baseball, baseball playoff games tonight as game one in both american league division series, detroit tigers face orioles in baltimore and kansas city royals play angels in anaheim. national league last night giants brandon graham became first short stop in major league history to hit a grand slam in post season play. it was only offense giants threw at pirates. they beat giants eight to nothing, and giants face nationals in game one of the national league divisional series friday afternoon in
washington. erika, over to you. thank you. coming up on "eyewitness news" a father's desperate search for his missing daughter pays off after more than a decade find out yes is still waiting for the happy reunion. plus new questions on why the the patient with the first diagnosed case of ebola in the u.s. wasn't quarantined earlier, i'm omarvillea franca in dallas with reaction from his neighbors. also a trouble past we are learning about even more serious allegations against the the man accused of kidnapping a college student. vittoria and katie return with your traffic and weather together on the three's, we are back in two minutes.
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first a texas hospital admits it made a mistake treat ago this sick patient. now there are concerns that some children may have also been exposed to a dangerous virus and another person is also showing symptoms. >> good morning everyone. also pepsi has a new training for people counting calories. but they are not selling it in stores or vending machines, find out where you'll have have to go to try it out but first lets get our weather and traffic together and start off with katie. >> good morning everybody. we are in a little bit of the lull, a break in our forecast pattern here, today, tomorrow we can expect to see quiet weather in total, everybody will stay dry here which is a nice change of pace for us. as we move forward in the forecast eventually some wet weather dods move n we will track rain we will do that in the next few minutes, vittoria. >> good morning, everyone. as a of right now roads are quiet. we are not seeing that rush blow its way in just yet but we have a disabled truck on i-95 northbound at cottman avenue that has been out here for quite a while.