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>> this is cbs-3 "eyewitness news". new this morning, a mini-van plants into a tree and bursts into flames. police investigate this deadly crash on the roosevelt boulevard overnight. and, saying good-bye to a fallen hero. today friends, family, fellow firefighters will pay their final respects to firefighter joyce craig, who lost her life in the line every duty. a live report is coming up. >> actually like through his arms up and screamed. "eyewitness news" exclusive. two hero police officers talk about taking down a suspect as they say he violently attacked a woman. >> today is saturday, december 13th, good morning to you, thanks so much for joining us, i'm nicole brewer,
we start things off with a check of the forecast, carol standing by, built of colds one coming in this morning, but it is bright and early, maybe it will improve. >> i think after the weather last week, anything is a improvement. >> yes. >> look for better weather, nicole. temperatures cold, but right about where they should be this time of the year. it is a much quieter weather stretch that we're headed into than what we were dealing with as we headed into last weekends. 33 degrees right now, the temperature out at the palmyra cove nature park in new jersey and the light of philadelphia beyond. we do have little breeze kicking up today. that's going to make these temperatures feel slightly colder. storm scan3, though, shows no problems at all. weaver couple every clouds that may be out there, in some spots, and you'll see sun and clouds today. but otherwise, it is quiet. we are not expecting any precipitation fortunately. 36 degrees out at the airport, but it is colder elsewhere. we have 31 millville, 33 allentown, they can make snow up in the poconos if they want it, 28 degrees, 35 in trenton, and right at the freezing mark, 32 in wilmington.
now we factor in the wind. we've got windchills this morning in the 20's, every place, and where it is not in the 20's, it feels more like it is 13 degrees. and that's in the poconos this morning. our temperatures do warm up by noon, 39 degrees, our high temperature today into the lower 40's, but with the breeze that we find ten to 15 miles an hour out of the northwest it will feel more like temperatures in the three's all day long, and one or two clouds by the noon hour, but still, it is bright, beautiful day. i'll finish out the time line. talk about what's coming in our weather week ahead, nicole? >> carol, thank you. and new this morning, police are investigating a deadly crash along the roosevelt boulevard. it happened near fifth street in juniata park just after 2:00. it is unclear what led the driver to lose control of that vehicle, which also caught fire. the driver was pronounced dead at the scene, police have not released his identity. >> and, another crash, this one in the summerton section of northeast philadelphia. since two people -- sends two people to the hospital.
happened after 11:00 last night at haldeman and the boulevard. both victims were rushed to torresdale hospital, one of those victims remains in critical condition. the crash is under investigation. it is a final good-bye for philadelphia firefighter, joyce craig, killed battling a house fire tuesday in west oaklane. it begins with a viewing at 8:00 this morning, at bachelor brothers on north broad street. a funeral service takes place at 10:00 o'clock. but before all of that gets underway, there will be a procession from craig's engine station number 64 in lawncrest. that's where "eyewitness news" reporter syma chowdhry is live this morning, syma, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, nicole. it is a sad day, to say good-bye to a fallen hero. now, we're standing in front of engine 64, where joyce craig called a second home for her, you can see the black bunting and a candle laid out for her here as people will say good-bye. now, last night was the first of two viewings for joyce craig, who was killed in the
line of duty. now the craig family was escorted to the viewing by a motorcycle honor guard. joyce's 16 year old son helped lead the mourners while her 16 month olds daughter was carried in the procession. now, firefighters from across the nation and as far away as canada, came to honor the first female philadelphia firefighter to die in the line every duty. tuesday's early morning basement fire in west oaklane claimed the life of the 11 year veteran. joyce craig was taken from her family, friends, and her fire fighting family at the age of 36. now, there will be another viewing this morning from 8:00 to 10:00 at bachelor brothers funeral services on north broad street. and the funeral begins afterward. a burial is at ivy hill cemetery. we're live at lawncrest, syma chowdhry, cbs-3, "eyewitness news". >> syma, sad day indeed, thank you. authorities have charged james barrett for an attack in university sit.
the 55 year old remains behind bars this morning. our natasha brown has been closely following the details in this case. now she is speaking exclusively to pair of hero police officers who say they were in the right place at the right time. >> reporter: veteran patrol officers already on high alert, canvassing the university city area in search after man terrorizing and attacking woman. little did they know, thursday evening, they would catch him in the act of committing another assault. >> as we were turning on 41st street, from baltimore avenue, we observed a male that we had information from walk up behind a female, strike her in the back of the head. >> the suspect hid the u penn grad student not once but twice with a bike lock. these two plane clothes officers quickly gave chase. >> myself and my partner exit our unmark police vehicle, identified ourselves as police officers, at which time he start today run. after a short foot pursuit, we were able to apprehend the male. >> he actually through his
arms up and screamed. once we took him to the ground we tied to hands cuff him. he kept putting his hands underneath him. we finally got his hands out, cuffed both hands with the assistance of other offerser. >> fifty-five year old suspect now in police custody also linked to three other attacks on u pen and drexel student over the past several days. police also using dna evidence to see if he may be linked to the rape and robbery of another student at 47th and chestnut. >> he was charged overnight with one of the robberies, where he was observed by the police officers striking this female. and he just was arraigned here at 55th and pine, and received $150,000 bail. feels great to get somebody like that off the street so he can't harm anybody else. >> officers are back out on the street, protecting and serving a community most greatful for their actions. >> heroes we think. >> no, i won't say that. just trying to make a difference every day. the heroes are the ones that gave their life doing this job. >> police have not officially released the name of the suspect however currently
being charged with aggravated, simple assault, robbery in the case that happened at 41st and pine, charges are pending, in the other three cases, he may be linked to. at southwest detectives, natasha brown, cbs-3, "eyewitness news". police identify the man they say beat to death a gloucester township woman who vanished last week. authority found susan johnson says bod bye 10 miles away in evesham township. investigators say, johnson was killed by miguel diaz during a argument inside her home, on skyline drive december 5th. her body was later dumped in a wooded area near commonwealth drive. johnson had recently take never diaz and his girlfriends with whom the victim worked. >> it appears that both our witness and mr. diaz had fallen on hard times and miss susan johnson out of the kindness of her heart took these two individuals in, provided them with shelter and when a dispute came up regarding money related matter, it led to a physical altercation, which ultimately led to the death of ms. johnson.
>> the girlfriends led police to the body. she is not being charged in that crime. >> remembering the victims after deadly plane crash just outside washington, d.c. a vigil was held in gate erring berg. >> the video is hard to watch. but what happened inside this house is even harder to comprehend. thirty-six year old marie gemmel, her three year olson, infant son dover and, all died after private plane crashed into their maryland home monday. >> it is hard to believe that it was somebody that i have known for so long, somebody that was so sweet, kind and generous. >> amy was marie's high school friends from brick, new jersey, that's where marie agree up, and her old friends and classmate met in brick friday night at the river okay restaurant, to raise money for the gymmel family. organized the funds raiser. >> she was kinds, kinds soul, she had a beautiful heart, beautiful family, beautiful children, she was something special. >> friends from maryland set up on line gofundsme page,
also dedicated to the gemmel. friends, family, complete strange he is, donated half million dollars. >> but in addition to the go fun me page, all proceeds from inside the restaurant will go into a separate fund for housing, and clothing. >> you own your own home, you're safe, and for that to happen to her, you know, it is difficult to think about myself. >> police say after the plane crashed, gemmel through herself over her two sons to protect them. smoke and fire too much. they died just minute later. >> un believe thal something like that could happen. she is a hero for trying to protect the two children. >> now those who knew her growing up insist it is their turn to help marie gemmel's family. amy says no question, it is what marie gemmel would have done for her friends. >> she is a hero. she will all and hero. >> in brick down ship, new jersey, david spunt, cbs-3, "eyewitness news".
>> such sad story. now, marie is survived by her husband and caught here were not home at the time of the crash. investigators still work to go figure out the cause. it is 5:10. coming up next on "eyewitness news", deadly monitor storm system now reaking havoc in southern california. >> i'm danielle nottingham, coming up, massive storm sweeps forcing evacuations and destroying several homes. >> and christmas comes early for two children in new jersey. how santa granted their wish to see their father who had been serving overseas. we love these stories. we'll be back. and for many, it's a struggle to keep your a1c down. so imagine, what if there was a new class of medicine that
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>> seems like the west coast just can't catch a break. first the drought, then the worse storm to hit california in half half a decade. now, mudslides, flooding, in one case even a tornado. correspondent danielle nottingham, where residents are cleaning up from a mud slide. >> reporter: a tornado with winds up to 85 miles per hour ripped through five blocks of south los angeles whipping debris through the air. >> i heard the rain came down loud. but it was crazy. it was crazy. >> nearby, firefighters pulled at least two people to safety from the la river, swollen with flood waters.
northwest of la, crews are digging through a wall of mud and debris up to 12 feet high in cam rio spring, a mud slide engulfed part of this neighborhood that houses mostly senior citizens. firefighter nick cleary rescued three elderly residents from this home. >> pretty shocking it was actually waist deep, that amount of debris pushed into the house, rocks, mud, couches everything pushed all the way pretty much to the front door. >> within minutes the downpour brought down the hillside already damaged from 2013 wild fire. barriers to protect the neighborhood were no match for the rock and debris that came crashing down the hillside. more than a dozen homes here are damaged, or condemned. in northern california, the devestation was clear, where the storm dumped up to 9 inches of rain, structures, cars, now sit under several feet of water in garnville, workers removed a tree that fell on the roof after care facility, just a part of the clean up taking place
throughout the region. in cam rio, california, danielle noting him, cbs-3, "eyewitness news". a lot of wild weather on the west coast, here at home, though, nice improvement. carol? >> finally, you know. >> last week was brutal. >> yes, we dealt with a lot of rain, nothing like what they're seeing out in california, and of course with all of the forest fires, et cetera, they've had out, there all of the mud it creates whole other set of problems. for us, though, today, only problem might and breeze. that breeze is going to make the temperatures that will be in the lower 40's, feel more like they're in the 30's most of the day. right now, they feel like they're in the 20's, how nice of the weather. looks real nice with the ben franklin bridge out there this morning. we have 33 degrees, that's the temperature down in the rehoboth beach area. on the board walk there, very quiet out this morning, winds out of the west, about 10 miles an hour. thirty-six out at the airport in philadelphia. we have 33 allentown, 28, colder the farther north we go, of course, 28 degrees in the poconos, but it is not very warm to the south either. thirty-one down in millville,
and 36 degrees in wildwood. and then the wind comes in, and the winds will be a factor all day. not extreme winds, but enough that you're going to feel colder. right now we feel like 27 degrees, if you or your pets are outside this morning, so everybody bundle up, and get back inside, warm up, because it is cold out there this morning. storm scan3, few breaks in the clouds, there are few other clouds that show up from time to time. but a day generally where it will be bright, it will be comfortable enough, it will be perfect to do whatever you want to do. the west coast, well, they're finally starting to dry out, just little bit. but that whole system starts to move toward the middle of the country. and that's going to be changing the weather for number of people there. but probably not with the same mudslides that they're finding out through california. we have temperatures today, that are going to be in the 40's, low four's, we have sky conditions, that i think are acceptable enough, anything is practically acceptable, after how gloomy it was all last week. one or two clouds, around
11:00. some sunshine, some clouds, the drill is the same over the next couple of days, so expect the sun, the clouds, temperatures that will remain in the 40's, right through tuesday, tuesday might be one of our warmer days at 50 degrees. lots to do, though, this weekend. so, set your calendars. the meteors, originate from an asteroid, not commit, like the other, the best viewing is going to be tonight, about 8:00, and visible per hour the meteors that could you see in the city, one to two, the conflict with all of the lights makes it more difficult. but if you're in rural areas, 60 to 80 of them an hour. so start watching tonight. and then, we have the eagles and dallas game tomorrow. and tailgate temperatures, about 43 degrees, kick off, 40 degrees, and fourth quarter 37 degrees if you are making your plans to head to the game. and then winter begins. no. december the 21st, 6:03. it is not only does winter
begin, it is the shortest amount of daylight that we have all year. but we do build from there, thank goodness. nine hours, 19 minutes, 57 seconds, the average high for the first day every winter is 43 degrees. what a coincidence, it is 43 for our high temperature today here in philadelphia, 42 at the shore, poconos, 35 degrees, pretty quiet in all locations, but all locations picking up that breeze. out of the northwest, ten to 15 miles, but more as you head to the shore. 32 degrees for the temperature tonight, partly cloudy, seasonably chilly, and over the next few days, we're in the 40's, maybe 50 on tuesday, that seem to be the day at this point where we could see a shower. otherwise, pretty easy, sun, clouds, in the 40's, the next seven days. nicole? >> all right, carol, thank you. well, it was a pretty big request for santa in new jersey on friday. and the jolly big guy, well, he managed it deliver. elena gold from our sister station cbs2 in new york has this very merry story.
>> all right, tell me what would you like for christmas? >> the chris miss list isn't a long one. >> did you want presents? this year they have just one request for santa at the christmas calf earn in fairfield, new jersey. >> you want your daddy back? you know what? maybe santa can help you. >> and santa did not disappoint. >> i think we found something. >> daddy! >> here you go. >> the five and two year old got to see their father, sergeant michael archbald for the first time after his nine month deployment in kuwait. >> this is amazing. a little surprise, as soon as they came through that door, the nerves were gone. i couldn't wait to see them. >> and the feeling is definitely mutual. >> i really want him to come home really much. >> and i miss them so much. and there is no way to really
explain. >> the timing of the surprise reunite g couldn't have been better. >> it is so emotional. i need a box of tissues right now. and, yes, just great. it really is great. it is a great christmas, it really is. >> now they can spend the holidays together in his hometown of harrison, and the sergeant already has a plan. >> it is going to be amazing, and they'll get spoiled rotten. absolutely rotten s and aim not ashamed to say it. >> making this christmas the most memorable this family has ever had. >> that's going to be a memorable christmas, that's for sure, that was al lana gold reporting. couples lining to up get their marriages. why today? it is december 13th, 2014, or, 12-13-14. some 20,000 couples hope to tie the knot today according to david's bridal. so at least make it little easier to remember that anniversary, right, 12-13-14. no excuses on that one.
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>> kevin phrase wash look behind the scenes with movies new in theatres this weekend? this week christian bale leads new epic take on the story of mosts in exodus gods and kings, all-star cast travels back to early 70s los angeles in inherent advice. >> i need your help, doctor. >> missing millionaire, ex-girlfriend, unorthodox detectives, and her -- hip east, in inherent advice, set in the early seven's, with a keen phoenix as doc sporttello. >> i've been describing it as a move that i you have to experience, and it doesn't really serve to you try and figure it out as you're going along. you just have to surrender and enjoy the experience. real a fun movie. >> are you all right? >> a.m.y? >> are you? >> i came in to tell you that something is coming, but it is
out of my control. >> the classic story of moses, the place, and egypt, gets grand make over from ridley scott in exodus gods and kings, while the sets and effect rep i can, what matters for the stars is the human story. >> i've never seen anything like it in my life. just spectacular. but then throughout all of that, manages to really keep this wonderful human story, and this great intimacy to it, you know? you don't get a feeling like you're on massive monster movie. you feel like you're on good smaller move. >> i what i loved about it, being able to work on massive scale movie at the same time. >> you say you didn't causal. >> this you say -- so let's just see who is more effective. you. >> i'm kevin frazier, back to you in the studio. >> all right, don't forget entertainment tonight keeps you up to date on all news and hollywood. join them every week night at
7:00 right here on cbs-3. >> coming up in the next half hour of "eyewitness news", live as philadelphia firefighters prepare for a very sad day. saying good-bye to one of their own, killed in the line of duty also ahead, contagious illness hits the hockey worlds. why players from coast-to-coast are getting vaccinated. >> graduated latest class of recruit, entering a profession under heavy scrutiny. we'll have that story when we come back. i hear you're quite the expert at waking people up in the morning. let me show you how grandma does it. ♪
>> a firefighter remembered, the city is saying good-bye to a fallen heroment i'm syma chowdhry with that story coming up. graduation time for class 369 in the philadelphia police department. but a very different climate with everything going on. we'll give you the words from the commissioner to the new batch of officers hitting your streets. >> and signs of the season, where a live nativity scene is celebrating the holidays. it is that time of year for sure. today is saturday, december 13th, good morning to you, thanks so much for joining us, i'm nicole brewer. just about 5:30. let's check in with carol, after last week, i mean,
anything in a improvement. sounds like today will be pretty good? >> yes, that was a bleak and gloomy week. >> it was. >> with the skies and the ceilings, solo, and the rain, so heavy, today, a lot better. and, in fact, if you go outside, don't be totally shocked, the skies are clear, they're dark, but light enough that you will be able to see couple of stars out there. the whitfield elementary school out in reading, 34 degrees, chilly start to the day, but cold nerve some areas than that. storm scan3, no problems. not looking at rain. all we're tracking a couple of clouds, which is fine, we'll take that. 36 degrees, in philadelphia, right now, it is 33 in allentown, 31 in some other spot other than the whitfield elementary school in reading. thirty-three down in dover, and 35 in wildwood. and we head to the north, quakertown, 32, pottstown, 31, willow grove, 31, doylestown, 31, and mt. holly, 34. that said, if you were out there, it feels a lot colder. feels like 27 in philadelphia, everybody feeling like the 20's, with the exception of the poconos, where it feels
like 13 right now. our temperatures warm up today. about where we should be this time of the year. we will be getting into the lower 40's, with sun, and clouds, and a breeze, and we put our future wet near motion until we get to 1:00 o'clock in the afternoon. i see no weather problems. i see maybe a cloud or two, along with some sunshine, nice looking day, coming up. can't we please keep this going? i'll check out that seven day forecast coming up. nicole? >> carol, thank you so much. 5:31 right now, friends, family, fellow firefighters will gather to remember joyce craig, killed battling a house fire tuesday. a viewing begins at 8:00 this morning, at bachelor brothers on north broad street. a funeral service then follows at 10:00 but before all of that gets underway, there will be a procession from craig's station engine 64 in lawncrest. that's where we find "eyewitness news" reporter syma chowdhry live for us this morning, syma? >> reporter: good morning, nicole. right behind me is engine 64, and that's where joyce craig used to consider her
second home. and if you look right now, you can see black bunting in front of the firehouse, along with a candle that has been lit. they've been lighting candles all week long to honor this fallen hero. now, last night was the first of two viewings for joyce craig, who was killed in the line of duty. the craig family was escorted to the viewing, by a motorcycle honor guard. now, the firefighter leaves behind a 16 year old son, and a 16 month old daughter. she died tuesday, during a early morning basement fire in west oaklane. the 11 year veteran was take friend her family, friends, and her fire fighting family at the age of 36. firefighters from across the nation and as far away as canada came to honor the first female philadelphia firefighter to die in the line every duty. >> when you lose one of your own it is rough, but more important the family to show the unity we have within the
fire service. you don't want to lose anybody. but when you lose somebody doing the job you love so much, it saddens you, because it could have been me. >> and there will be another viewing this morning at bachelor brother funeral services, and right after that, the funeral will begin, of course, many will be there, saying their final good-byes to joyce craig. live in lawncrest, syma chowdhry, cbs-3, "eyewitness news". same, a thank you. >> meanwhile, a crash ties up a major highway in conshohocken, and sends a child to the hospital. chopper three, over the scene, where the schuylkill expressway meets 476. that's where two vehicles flipped. a child was taken to children's hospital, the remaining victims were able to get out. so far, authorities are not releasing information on that victim's condition or what led to the crash. >> well, street demonstrations continue around philadelphia, after grand jury's clear police officers in the deaths of michael brown, and eric garner. temple university student called for forms to the
criminal justice system. dozens marched from broad and cecil b. moore to the philadelphia art museum, caused traffic jams along the way. the student head a die in on the art museum steps. >> now, in camden there is die-in was held in front of the fed ram courthouse. members of the camden church's organized for people laid down on the ground for four and a half minutes. now, that represents the four and a half hours that michael brown's body was on the grounds in ferguson, before it was covered up. >> well, the philadelphia police department has graduated its latest class of recruit. now, they're entering profession under heavy scrutiny. "eyewitness news" reporter steve patterson has the details. >> all in the last fleeting moment before cadets becomes officers. >> delicious nerve charles ramsey overseeing the graduation of 39 brand new philadelphia police officers, hitting the streets monday, two of the city's busiest
district, with weeks every rigorous training, it is a placement commissioners concerned about, it is timing. >> what i want them to understanded is that not everyone is opposed to police. >> truth is, class 369 is graduating at a time of great opposition, with the protests and demonstrations against police brutality, almost daily across the country. >> i think everybody's a little nervous, you know, if you're not, you know, i think there might be something wrong there. >> you're in a area where everybody thinks they hate the police. >> for officer edwin perez, it hits home. >> i come from a family of police offerser. >> he's not kidding, shear aunt anna stationed in the 26th. >> my dad, uncle, sister, husband, brother-in-law, another brother-in-law, another brother-in-law, yes, three brother-in-law's. >> even with blue blood that deep, she agrees her nephew is being sworn in at a tough time. >> almost like don't want to say you're a cop, like the embarrassment of everything going on. >> the commissioner wants to
make sure his new class under stands respect, but doesn't feel persecuted before they hit the streets. >> people aren't opposed to policing, just bad policing. >> if you focus on what that hand and don't treat anybody different, then everything should be all right. >> in north philadelphia, steve patterson, cbs-3, "eyewitness news". and plenty of holiday cheer being spread all around by the philadelphia police department. officer at the 18th district hosted a party for number of local kids. together, they sang, they danced, even make i -- mickey and mini mouse thereto come in on the fun. >> we want you to celebrate the holidays with you with our "joy of sharing" campaign. just buy new, unwrapped toy, bring it to one of the drop off locations for complete list every those locations, just go to cbsphilly.com/joy or call us 215-977-joys. you can also text a donation to super simple to the word joy to 41444. >> such an easy way to make a difference. >> well, more signs of the holiday season now.
they were coming to life in northeast philadelphia. take a look. "eyewitness news", in mayfair, at the blessed trinity regional catholic school where there was live nativity scene. how cool is that? they've got it all. full works here. real camel, real donkey, sheep, goats, even baby yack. students and parishioners played the role of the human characters in the human, complete with baby sheeba. parade every lights in collingswood, new jersey, check this out. tradition hosted by the fire department, and other civic organizations every single year. firetrucks and float drove down the street as resident lined to up take in the festive decorations. >> and the christmas season, officially ginko grinning in cinnaminson new jersey, hear the cheers there. officials flipped the switch for the township's holiday tree during special ceremony atwood park. even santa took a break from the north pole to make appearance. he is a busy guy this time of year. got to give him credit. hey, we'll head to swenksville now. take a look at these lights.
this is bob whitt, holiday light extravaganza, he set up around his house. now, bob is a big penn state fan. so he just thought blue and white colors, we know how the penn state fans are about their team. he even has a light up football player in this year's display. he goes all out. and we want to know how you're celebrating for the season. share your spirit with us. we opportunity see the pictures of your holiday display on social media. just use the hashtag cbs-3 holiday light or e-mail them to us at holiday light at cbs3.com. all right, it is 5:38 right now. and an outbreak of the mumps in a unlikely place. the illness side lines hockey players from coast-to-coast. health reporter stephanie stahl is on your side with what's being done to contain it, that's coming up next. >> holiday gift giving at work take an unusual turn. i'm marlie hall in new york with more from a new survey coming up. >> and what's behind this rare
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discipline, involving his four year old son. >> on the cbs-3 health watch, outbreak of the mumps is sweeping through the national hockey league. and while it has not hit the flyers yet, some players here are taking precautions. health reporter stephanie stahl checked in with the players. in the flyers game thursday night two, players on the opposing new jersey devils team were side lined with the mumps, they're among 11 hockey players on four teams infected with the contagious illness. >> a little bit shock that it is going around, but not so concerned. >> even though he was vaccinated as a child, flyer decided to get a booster shot as an extra precaution, the team won't say how many players have. >> the medical staff did good job of awareness, telling the players what's going on, how they can help themselves not get it. >> the mumps mark by swollen glands, flu-like symptoms rare, because most people vaccinated as children, but the vaccine not completely effective, and people become
more susceptible with age. >> some were between ten and 20% of people can get mumps even though they've been vaccinated. although, fortunately, in a milder form. >> booster vaccines to adult can help contain mumps outbreak, which is spread through droplet from the nose or mouth. >> we certainly see outbreaks amongst groups that tends to be together, we see outbreaks in university setting, sometimes in sport settings, but usually, restricted to one team itself that practices together, shares water bottles, things like that. >> there have been over a thousand cases of mumps reported this year many and college campuses, vaccinations, good hand hygiene and isolating cases right away helps stop the spread of mumps. i'm stephanie stahl, cbs-3, "eyewitness news". >> 5:43, we have some incredible video to show you. this is rare weather phenomenon at the grand canyon. pretty amazing looking, it is a thick sea of clouds, and it is filled up the canyon as you
can see, now there is occurs when the clouds are forced down by warm air, and unable to rise, and it only happens a few times a decade. the clouds by the way are expected to gradually clear up in the coming days. >> that's amazing, almost looks like snow, carol, i had to look twice, like what is that? >> nicole, you know better on that say -- you know bet here say the words snow to me. >> that's right. >> for snow lovers, i know not good news, but for people who really still have calluses from last winter on their hands from shoveling, it is great news. we are looking at the ben franklin bridge, looks just fine out there this morning, temperature of 30 degrees, far north, broads heads ville, through the poconos, and winds out of the north-northwest about 9 miles an hour, so obviously that combination will make it feel colder, and in fact we have the same kind of thing going even in the philadelphia area, that we have temperatures that are cold, but there is a slight breeze, and that's making it feel even colder out there.
so, temperatures, cold this morning, but everything else is pretty quietment storm scan3, if you see a cloud, okay, but if you don't, which many areas are not seeing clouds right now, just enjoy that view of clear sky for a change. because we have seen so much in the way of clouds and rain over this last week. looks like we've got much better week coming up. 36 degrees in philadelphia. thirty-five in trenton, 32 degrees in wilmington, dover, in the 20's, someplace, and that's in the poconos at 28 degrees. thirty-six down in wildwood. our temperatures today will be getting into the 40's, we should be at 46 degrees, this time of the year. we will be probably 42, 43 degrees, but we do start to get warmer, and little deeper into the four's, over the next couple of days. so, tomorrow, you add couple of degrees, by the time we get to monday, this may be optimist took get all the way to 50 degrees, but we will be really really close, so, temperatures warming up and the weather is calming down. our future weather, remember, last week, stopping it all the
time, showing oh, and then it will really rain then, oh, and then too, and then another time. not so much. >> this time we're looking at sky conditions maybe bring cloud or two and then that's about it, by tuesday, might see rain shower, but that should be the extent of t if you are a skier and do you love snow, and many do, 34 today, 43 degrees monday, so you have good weather to do. that will meteor shower, something to watch tonight, and specially if you're out, outside of the city, you can be seeing from 60 to 80 of the meteors per hour. so, this is really good viewing, and the best viewing starts tonight at about 8:00 tonight. >> now, the other thing that we're thinking of this weekend, maybe you tailgate. sunday, 43 degrees, kick off 40 degrees temperature and the fourth quarter of 37 degrees. and we also have channukah
starting this week, coming up on tuesday, 45 degrees, mostly cloudy, and there is the shower chance on tuesday. and then winter begins. >> december the 21st, with that, we get very shortest daylight of the entire year, as you probably know, nine hours, 19 minutes, 57 seconds. the average high temperature on the first day every winter, 43 degrees, now, we do have 43 degrees, and that's coming today. little bit in advance of winter. and that's in philadelphia, shore, 42, the poconos, 35, it will be breezy at the shore today. so if you are going there it, should be nice looking day, but it will be colder because of the breeze. and in fact it will be colder here in philadelphia, because of the breeze, we'll see, 43 degrees, feeling more like the 30's, all day. tonight we are ditchly in the 30's. easy seven day forecast, not much to talk about. it is temperatures in the 40's, they get little better,
as we hit mid week, and otherwise, sun, clouds, and sean of a shower coming up tuesday, nicole. >> thanks very much. when it comes to exchanging holiday present at work, new survey find some people are giving some pretty unusual ones. and other, well, they just want to see the money. marlie hall has that story from new york. >> no accounting fortes when holiday gifts are exchanged at work. >> what's the most unusual present you've ever gotten at work? >> i think a painting. >> like a mustache pad? >> little kids thing, like disney thing. >> annual holiday survey found tis the season for odd presents from co-workers people reported get everything from a box every hot pock totes fire extinguisher chips. >> what would you think if someone gave awe bag of chips? >> i would think it is weird, very weird. >> total 261% of workers say they plan to buy holiday gift for people they work with.
but, according to the survey, what workers really want is money # 6% said they would choose a bonus over holiday party. >> forget the cake. give me the cash. >> absolutely. >> lynn parker and bob pole own landscaping business, and say giving employees cash for the holidays is a better option for the bosses, as well. >> sometimes the situations around those office parties are uncomfortable for everybody in the room really. you know, the ones that drink too much, the ones that same the wrong things. >> and employers who do throw a holiday party may not get a great turn out. only two in five workers say they would attend. >> the holiday party have alcohol, little limited. >> cbs-3, "eyewitness news". >> all right, i guess it is the thought that count. but potato chips? i don't know. seems little thin. 5:49 right now. and the birds and the boys part two. yes, hear from the eagles and the cowboys on tomorrow night's monster match up.
and the sixers battle brooklyn. rob ellis with the highlight, plus archbishop wood going for state title. exciting and all coming up next in sports. >> hey, speaking of sport, reunited at the ring. another soldier surprise, coming your way. how many this military man surprised his family and met his son for the very first time. you don't want to miss this. we'll be back.
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the triple. he is six for ten from long distance, covington 20 on the night, sixers led, after two quarters, third quarter watch the move. and jam right there. ncw. he finished with 14 and nine. but the net pulled away in the fourth, the lob for making commonly, he throws it down, he had 18 and ten, sixers fall 88 to 70. they're now two in 20 on the season. >> all right, not since rocky two, has a philadelphia rematch had such height anacine mattick appeal. but tomorrow's eagles cowboys game fits the bill, could mean division title or the end your season, last time, way back on thanksgiving, dominated the cowboys 33 to ten, off offense, too much for the boys, eagles contain dez bryant, while sacking romo. here are the combat and the. >> can't get no better than there is home at the linc, playing dallas, you know, now we come here, and, you know, we need to cap it off here.
and win this ballgame. >> just didn't play well. you know? just wasn't good day for the dallas cowboys, and, you know, the playoffs started, it is here now, so if we want to go somewhere, we want to be something, we need a win right now. >> they are an out standing team. all real coached. you got to be prepared when you go up against a group of guys, you know, group like that. and, you know, you got to bring your a game. >> we'll get you set for the eagles-cowboys nfc east at 11:30, sunday kickoff sport director beasley reese, leslie van arsdale, lead our coverage, plus hear from cbs-3 special contributor lesean mccoy about the contest. >> flyers host the carolina hurricanes this afternoon. vinny, who has been healthy scratch the last five games, missed friday's practice with lower body injury. we go to the high school gridiron class, three high school championships in hershey. woods taking on central valley out of pit burying, huge night for wood running back jared
motorcycle clinton, villanova had 232 rushing yards, four touchdowns, leading the vehicle continuation their second straight title thirds in the last four season, final 33-14 over central valley. >> that's sports, i'm rob ellis. >> speaking of sports, heartwarming reunion at the ring. take a look. sergeant first class robert vanden berg was supposed to see his son for the very first time via skype at a hockey game in anaheim benz night. well, as you'll see, there were some technical glitches. but it was all part of the plan. >> babe? hello? can you hear me? >> high, yes, i hear you. >> i'm sorry, i'm having difficulty. >> as we apologize, looks like we're having trouble with the feed. we won't be able to message him right now. >> oh, my goodness. and the little guy wanted to get on the mike, too, that's so, so sweet. now the crowd as you're
hearing cheered as sergeant surprised his family, seeing his newborn son for the very first time. vanden berg spent the past year overseas in afghanistan in rumania. his family as you saw completely shocked. how sweet is that? just warms your heart, doesn't it? coming up next on "eyewitness news", liver as philadelphia firefighters prepare for a very tough day. saying good-bye to one of their own killed in the line every duty this past week. also ahead, after a week of rain and snow showers, we're in for a weekends warm up. so some welcome news for us. carol back with more on what we can expect. stay with
>> police investigate this deadly crash on the roosevelt boulevard overnight. saying good-bye to fallen hero. today friends, family, and fellow firefighters will pay their final respects, to firefighter joyce craig who lost her live in the line every duty this week. a live report is coming up. plus. >> this. >> actually like through his arms up, and screamed. >> a "eyewitness news" exclusive. two hero police officers talk about taking down a suspect, as they say he violently attacked a woman. >> today is saturday, december 13th, 12-13-14. good morning to you, thanks so
much for joining us, i'm nicole brewer. it is just about 6:00. let's check in with carol. going to be a cold day, but a bright day. so that's nice. >> yes, it is relief. >> yes. >> actually. >> no rain! >> no rain, dry, it will be chilly, but temperatures very close to where they're supposed to be this time of the year. and, being average with the weather, never felt so just fabulous. let's take a look, see what we have out there right now, doesn't look bad. atlantic city right now, clear skies, number of locations, which is so nice, to finally be able to see few stars and not get an eye full of rain, do you look up. we have nice looking conditions there. 33 degrees, palmyra, cove nature park, in new jersey, looking at philadelphia. winds are out of the northwest at 11 miles an hour, that will be a factor today. because it will make the temperatures that get into the 40's, feel more like they're in the 30's today. storm scan3, no issues, i see no precipitation out there, i see few clouds, heading from lancaster down through baltimore, and washington, but for the rest every us it, looks very clear right.