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>> breaking news this morning two, alarm fire rips through an apartment complex in claymont, delaware. one person is returned to the hospital. we'll have an update coming up. >> also, two new york police officers are ambushed and killed while sitting in their police cruiser. this morning we're learning more about the suspect. plus, the eagles playoff chances hang by a thread after a crushing lost to the redskins last night. their only hope, if the cowboys choke against the colts today. we'll have game highlight next. >> today is sunday, december 21st, good morning to you, thanks so much for joining us, i'm nicole brewer, and it is 7:00. let's get a check on that forecast, that first day of winter, carol, like it or not. >> yes but not full day every winter, partial day, starts later this afternoon, actually 6:03 this evening. until then, we have fall. the temperatures are cold.
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232 -- 32 degrees right now, winds are light, a good thing, over the palmyra cove nature park. i'm sure your eyes immediately drawn to that blob of white on storm scan3. i've checked all of the observations, nothing seems to be hitting the ground. i think this is probably evaporating on the way down, snow is up there in the way up in the atmosphere, but not making it to the grounds. we have clouds but starting to see few breaks in the clouds. notice through philadelphia points right around there, where it starts to not look as gray. that's where we're seeing couple of these breaks. 31 degrees in philadelphia, right now, 30 in wilmington, 30 in trenton, 31 allentown, 29 in millville. these temperatures have actually come up agree or two. 30 degrees now in mt. holly, 28 quakertown. we have a day that will be warmer than yesterday. yesterday we stopped at 35. today, by 3:00 p.m., we should be in the lower 40's, and with luck, i think that's what it takes, more than anything, meteorological, we will see some breaks in this sunday, so
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that everybody gets to enjoy them. this computer model says we will. it has been wrong so much about that that i'm not putting a loft stock in it. what we do think is really going to be a problem, maybe your get away for christmas eve, because of some mild weather, but wet weather, as well. so we will talk all about that coming up, nicole? >> carol, thank you. >> breaking right now, fire crews are getting control of multiple alarm blaze that un goffed an apartment building, got to the scene about 2:30, harbor drive in claymont. believe it started on the thirds floor, quickly spread interest there. one person was taken to the hospital. there is no word on their condition. the red cross is also there helping dozens every displaced resident. new this morning, philadelphia police come un fire after responding to a shooting inside a local bar. it started as a domestic dispute at magee and public located off cottman avenue in the city's holmesburg neighborhood.
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one man grazed by a bullet, but is expected to be okay. now, during that investigation, another gunman walk up and fired a single round in the direction of those officers. no one else was hurt. that man was taken into custody. the first gunman, though, remains on the loose. well, just a sad day for the new york city police department, which is mourning the loss of two officers. they were both ambushed, and killed by a gunman, who then killed himself. cbs news correspondent wendy gillette reports. >> reporter: hundreds of new york city police officers saluted an ambulance, caring one of their fallen brothers, as it left a brooklyn hospital. police say a man identified as 28 year oldies may he will brinsley walk up to this patrol car and shot two officers in the head, execution style, saturday afternoon. >> they were quite simply assassinated. targeted for their uniform. >> he shot and killed himself. police say brinsley was on the run after shooting and injuring his exgirlfriends in
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baltimore saturday morning. they believe he posted to her instagram account just three hours before killing the officers. the caption reads: i'm putting wings on pigs today. they take one of ours, let's take two of theirs, shoot the police. rip eric began err. rip mike brown. >> this may be my final post. the shooting in brooklyn's bedford neighborhood happened in front after housing project, just two minutes after the nypd received a fax from baltimore police warning them that brinsley may be headed to new york. >> every new yorker should feel they, too, were attack, our entire city was attacked by this haneous individual. >> the officers were identified as 40 year old rafael ramos, who leaves behind wife and 13 year old son, and 32 year old wenjian liu, on special assignment helping to control crime in housing projects. in brooklyn new york, wendy gillette, cbs-3, "eyewitness
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news". >> now, after the initial reports, the philadelphia police department issued a statement saying quote we continuously reiterate officer's safety any time an officer killed in the line of duty. this is a horrible act of terror and intentionally murdering a police officer is not the way to solve anything. >> weeks after the grand jury decisions in ferguson, and new york, we continue to see peaceful demonstrations here in our area. dozen gathered last night at the king of prussia mall inch rupp g shoppers during the busy holiday weekend. they marched to a sign and stage add die-in calling for an end to police brutality. (protesting). >> earlier in the day, dozens of people including some student also marched down city avenue, echoing their message of social justice. well, the exon at this gather to remember the victims of the killing spree in montgomery county. prayers were set for nicole stone and five members of her
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family in harleysville. they were killed by nicole's ex-husband, bradley stone, at three locations in montgomery county on monday. stone was found dead in the woods near his home in pennsburg on tuesday. the cause of his death is still being second. >> meanwhile, philadelphia police say they are investigating the death after suspected home intrude nerve wissinoming. it happened on the 6100 block of vandike street yesterday morning. the homeowner says he and his nephew confronted the 23 year old man in the garage, and struggled with him. now, during that struggle, the suspect hit his head and died. the homeowner said the suspect was in the garage trying to steel tools. philadelphia police are asking for the public's help to ida man hospitalized after a choking incident. that man was admitted to temple university hospital, on december 12th. now, police say, he choke on some food, lost consciousness, and was admitted to the hospital in critical condition. he's not regained consciousness. neither the police nor hospital staff have been able to identify him. if you do recognize this man
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on your screen please call police. well, it was quite a game. wasn't it? after falling to washington yesterday, the eagles chances for post-season pretty much hanging on by a thread. eyewitness sport director beasley reese breaks down the disappointing lost. >> turnovers grounded the eagles again. they had a chance to put pressure on the cowboys in the race for the nfc eels. but it was desean jackson and rgiii making enough plays to beat the birds. here we go. game tide in the final two minute, the eagles with the ball, mark sanchez through behind jeremy maclin. washington got the interception at their own 42. that set up four bids for the game winner, 26 yarder. so the eagles just about out of the playoffs. on life support. final score, 27-24. >> you're not going to win a not ballgame that way. left them on the field too many times on third down, where we got penalties, extends drives, you felt like you had to stop. but 13 penalties, two turnovers, isn't going to win
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a football game in this league. i thought you battle back, end up tying the game 24, but we didn't do enough good things to win obviously 13 penalties, missed two field goals two, turnovers, not enough to win an if the ballgame. all right, leslie van arsdale was at the game. she has reaction from disappointed fans and players. e-a-g-l-e-s. >> reporter: fans who made the trip to washington were so optimistic. expectations very high. the eagles playing a so-so washington team, but again, turnovers hurt them. and a nearly perfect cody parke milled two field goals. looking forward to next season. >> we're not happy about it at all. you know, parke unfortunate for parke and, you know, i know he is a rookie, but god -- >> i'm human, things happen. that's all. it is on me, great snap, great hold, great protection, obviously just miss hit the ball little bit. one of those wish you could
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get back. >> bad, real bad. just every game. even the ones we won, turnovers, can't win games like that. specially in critical situations. >> three weeks ago sitting pretty. now we need a loft stuff to happen. so we don't have nobody to blame but ourselves. >> so now the eagles need a lot of help starting with dallas losing on sunday. leslie van arsdale, eyewitness sports. now the cowboys win the eagles are done for the season. if they lose, to the colts, well the birds will have one slim chance at a post-season, birds beat the giants, hope redskins beat the cowboys. i'm beasley reese, eyewitness sports. all right, 7:09 right now. still to come this morning, on "eyewitness news", this holiday season, while many are shopping, others are also opt to go buy on line. makes sense, right? number of retailers offer free shipping, it is easy, you don't have to leave home. but is it really free? we'll investigate for you. >> also, a close call caught on camera.
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an officer narrowly escapes after fed ex truck slams into his police cruiser. and take a look at this morning's elf on the shelf. i don't see him there. maybe somewhere in the city of philadelphia. we'll look for him. here at our studios, cbs-3. also, we'll have, there he is, there is phil. that little guy's just hanging around on the christmas tree. that's our elf on the shelf. don't touch him. he'll lose his magic. we'll be back.
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>> the last week to get your holiday shopping finished f you're orders erring items on line, you may be surprise today know free shipping doesn't always mean it is free. everybody's out to make a buck, as they always were, especially, during the holiday season. >> oh, yes. well, happy holidays. >> yes. >> this season consume letters spend about $61 billion on line, but studies show people will sometimes go out of their way to get free shipping, even if it means buying large orders, and spending more in the longrun. >> retailers know if they offer free shipping, people are tend to go load their carts up. >> yep, in fact, 58% of shop letters buy more just to qualify for free shipping, i'm definately guilty of. that will sometimes companies simply raise the price of the original product, to cover extra cost, without you even knowing, so, the best advice,
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do your homework. >> all right, 7:13 right now, just frightening scene in georgia after fed ex truck slams into a police car. >> an office ever got out every his car during traffic stop. that's when the truck barrels into his cruiser and runs off the road. rescue cues had to he can tract the driver from the truck. the officer was not seriously hurt and no other reported injuries. thankfully got out that far car. terrible. 7:14, a check on the forecast, carol, good morning. >> good morning, nicole, high shall everybody. i think it is trying to brighten up little bit. >> we do see filtered daylight. another location, maybe more there. no, but, we do see chairlift. they've got snow, temperatures that will keep the snow there nice day if you like to ski, go to the beach, have the
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board walk completely to yourself and just look from one end to the ocean city boardwalk to the other without seeing anybody but maybe a seagull, this is the day for you, we have some clouds there, and we also have some clouds cut town, but love the winds out of the south at 0 miles an hour. >> there are a few areas, notice this coming in, right through there, that's where it is starting to clear out little tiny bit. otherwise we have some clouds, this is not hitting the gown, i have looked desperately for anybody getting a flurry, and you just haven't let me know? otherwise, i think, a through the is evaporating. temperatures trying to get to the freezing mark, and then we'll probably be getting at least through philadelphia, not so much to the north. but at least some 10 degrees warmer than this. >> we have temperatures 31 in
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philadelphia, and in allentown, it is 29 down in millville, 30 degrees in wildwood, 24 in the poconos. factor in little bit every wind that we have, and it feels like p one, in philadelphia, 31 in allentown, but it feels like 18 degrees in the poconos, winter beginning today. 6:03, the shortest daylight, nine hours, 19 minute basically, nine hours, 20 minutes, almost. from 7:19 in the morning, until 4:39, tomorrow, we start to see each day we add little bit to our light at the end of the day, and we will be finding these sunsets at 4:40 the next day. we have temperatures in the 40's, better than yesterday in the three's. we get to 42 degrees, still cool, though, and still cool tomorrow, we've got temperatures lower 40's, again, but that changes. as we get onto tuesday, we've
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got temperatures that will be getting into the lower 50's, warmfront comes through here, and the temperatures don't stop until 50's by christmas eve, we could be 60 degrees, plus. probably not too many degrees plus, but still, plus. rain showers, it is a wet and windy 60 degrees, as we watch this next system come in here. future weather, it is okay. it is not he can actually how it looked at the start, but we will give it that. couple of clouds, i think we will probably really be clouding up tomorrow. few shower chances, late in the day, on monday, tuesday, we get another chance of some shower chances in here, but they should be light. and then it is wednesday, the christmas eve, that we await the day with picking up rain, quite a bit with the wind. forty-two in philadelphia, shore, poconos, 38 degrees today with luck, we see, some breaks of sunshine, winds will be light today, tonight we drop down to 28 degrees, and next couple every days, we're on slight warming trend,
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monday, 42, tuesday, 10 degrees warmer than that, 52, and even the nighttime temperatures warm up, tuesday night into wednesday morning, 50 degrees. wednesday high with winds and the rain, 61 degrees. by christmas, though, this is gone. it is windy and we start to cool down, 48 degrees, and friday, 50 degrees. nicole? >> all right, carol, thanks. 7:18. let's see how traffic is moving out there. ann evans standing by in the cbs-3 traffic sentiment morning, ann. >> morning, nicole. 202 northbound, west whiteland township, northbound lanes, to the right of your screen, you can feel the construction taking up the right lane. between route 30 and route 29 this delay will get worse as the morning goes on, so again, 202 northbound to route 30, 29, it will be a slow go, because the right lane closed due to construction, moving the traffic cam here, to the schuylkill to the vine expressway, schuylkill at the top of your screen, vine expressway right in the middle, no delays or problems on these two highways, they're moving along fine, on to the walt whitman bridge mid-span,
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also in good shape as well as other area bridges, no problems on the 42 freeway or 55, a.c. expressway and garden state parkway also look good. if you are taking mass transit, on or close to schedule. that's the latest from the cbs-3 traffic center, i'm ann evans, now, nicole, back to you. >> ann, thanks for the update. coming up next, carol answers your pet questions in this week's ask the vet. >> acupuncture and your pets, in the's and out's of the ac cue puncture needle. >> plus what's in the name for one lucky girl? it means free trip around the world. those stories and more when we come back.
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by switching to progressive. that was me, mom. [ laugh ]
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i thought you said, "that was me, mom." [ laughter ] >> doctor rose, animal wellness center, chaddsford, and her patient, this is little rock i. rocky, we love you, you're so cute. notice the tail will not stop. questions from carol erickson's pet page on facebook: hollis i can approach for arthritis in a 13 year old rat terrier. you do both conventional and hollis i can vetinary medicine. >> yes, what's hollis i can approach for arthritis? >> acupuncture works wonderful. i can almost say comfortably any animal with arthritis will benefit to some agree with acupuncture. >> how long does it take for the acupuncture to work? >> casino every bell shape curve, carol. you will have a small percentage that responds in the first treatment, small percentage that respond after three, four treatments. >> do you have to keep doing this for the rest of the pet's life or how often do you do it? >> the way i like to do it, i
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like to see them every week for four weeks, then i start to increase the intervals between the treatments. until you get them to comfortable maintenance which could mean witness every two months for acupuncture treatment to keep them comfortable. >> what do people generally charge for acupuncture in pets? or does it vary? >> it can go probably 60 to $100 for a treatment. >> okay. >> yes. >> good for arthritis and that sort every thing? >> absolutely. >> all right. here is a dog, a ten month, puppy, couple of puppies, eating acorns. are they tox snuck. >> i really wouldn't recommends eating acorns. >> finding them in the yard? >> yep, more so because i would worry about some casino of obstruction occurring, or partial obstruction, that would cause or just a problem when they all get into the stomach and trying to pass through into the is test continual tract. >> watch your pup whens they're out there eating anything. >> yes. >> i probably should have put this question with the other acupuncture question. oh, rocky darling. any precautions, when to
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consider, when your pet is having acupuncture? is every pet eligible for that? >> well, the veterinary acupuncture should know what the limit is on so many. older animal you wouldn't want to put too many acupuncture needles in, it could overwhelm their system, but your vet will know what to do. >> when do you draw the liner to hollis i can veterinary medicine, conventional, and start it it with puppies, if you haven't started with puppies, do you do it with the older? any guidelines? >> i like for everybody to get their puppy series at the beginning of their life. >> of shots? >> of shots. and their kittens series every shots. the studies are being done to see just how long these vaccines last, and then there is the blood tight that's can be done in dogs to see if they still have protection. >> or you can do i think a lot of people do a little conventional, a little hollis i can, you sort every blake a blends for your own pet. >> yes. >> fatty tumors.
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>> fatty tumors. >> zone don't need to be removed, and other do. >> aspirate them, finds out if they're benign or not? >> absolutely. >> doctor rose, thank you so much. rocky, you're the best little patient, and model, for ask the vet i've ever seen. thanks for being with us, and doctor rose, too, and we'll see you next time. >> and viewers, we need your help. this is beth14 month olds cane course owe, gray in color, her 82 year old owner on hand cock street in riverside, new jersey was apparently duped by a woman who claimed she would get this dog spade for free and took the dog, possibly for breeding. now, dog and the woman have never returned. police have been told. the elderly owner is frantic. never give your pet to a stranger. but if you have got information, call the riverside police and go to carol ericson's pet page on
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facebook with any details. nicole? >> thanks, carol. still to come this morning, on "eyewitness news", a two alarm fire rips through an apartment complex. we're live in claymont, delaware with an update. plus: >> all every these items were left behind at airport checkpoints. i'm chris van cleve in union, new jersey, we'll show you the loss and found that many travelers don't even know about. that's coming up. >> and winter arrives, but we may be in for a warm up. carol has your christmas forecast next.
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today is sunday december 21, goods morning to you, thanks so much for joining us, i'm neck old briar, just about 7:30, breaking news for you, we will share that with you, and have update from claymont, delaware, right now a check on the forecast, carol is standing by, and it is almost the first day of winter. right, carol. >> yes, as we get later into the day, this evening, we do start winter, nicole. it is pretty quiet weekends. we've seen no precipitation out of this, and the winds have been very, very light. it is practically non-existent, just cool. we're starting to see the skies desperately trying it brighten up. we need to see some sun around here, because it has been way too gloomy, way too long. 32 degrees through center city this morning, we are also dealing with temperatures of 30 degrees down in cape may courthouse, notice, it is cloudy down there, and the winds is no, actually, north at zero, but no wind. we have storm scan3 showing no
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problems, starting to see little bit of brightening around philadelphia, and portions every burlington county, camden county, gloucester county, but it is not a huge area hopefully seymour that far 31 in philadelphia, and in allentown, 29 millville, 31 degrees in wildwood at this point. and we have temperatures of 32 northeast philadelphia, 30 in mt. holly, and 30 degrees in pottstown, this morning. temperatures today, getting into the lower 40's, hopefully we'll see some sun, but this does not say it over the last month, judge. so why is today any different? >> we cloud up, we start to see them come back. we've got mild, but wet time period right before christmas, we will talk about that coming up. nick snow. >> carol, thank you. to the breaking news this morning, we have confirmed one person has been killed in a an apartment fire in new castle county, delaware. total of 17 units were
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destroyed, forcing dozen more out of their homes. >> syma chowdhry live at the scene gathering the very latest details. syma, good morning to you. >> good morning, nicole, heart breaking morning to all of the resident here at harbor house. take step away so you can see what's left >> spread through two buildings, happened 2:30 at the harbor house apartments in claymont, firefighters were able to get it under control little before 6:00 this morning. now, firefighters found one person dead, and in one of the unit, and another person was taken to christianna hospital. we're work to go get an update on their conditions. now, 40 people have been displaced, the red cross is on the scene, assisting about ten families.
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ment are -- many are waiting for an update. one had to flee with his wife and ten month old baby. >> right before christmas, i was looking from here, my apartment was burning, everything is burning. my tears coming, it is very tough. it was very tough >> chief behind the eight ball. fire mal sean on the scene, investigating what caused this fire, and also, bribing to make sure the smoke alarms were working properly, again, nicole, one person dead, and another injured. working for an update. syma chowdhry, cbs-3, "eyewitness news". >> so tragic, syma, thank you. new york city police department mourning ambushed, killed in brooklyn, officers
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rafael ramos and wenjian liu in their patrol car. that man has been identified as ismaaiyl brinsley. posted on social media before the killing intending his intentions to retaliate in wake of the death of eric garner in new york and michael brown in ferguson, missouri. >> targeted for their uniform, our entire city was attacked by this haneous individual. >> brinsley turned the gun on himself inside nearby subway station, and he's also being connected to the shooting of his exgirlfriends in baltimore earlier in that day. she did survive, and is hospitalized this morning. >> civil rights activist reverend al sharpton issued statement saying quote any use of the names of eric garner and michael brown in connection with any violence or killing every police is reprehensible, and against the
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pursuit of justice in both cases judge grand jury decisions in ferguson, new york, dozen interrupted shoppers at the king of prussia mall yesterday during one of the busiest shopping days of the year. they marched with signs, and stage add die-in calling for an ends to police brutality. >> in cleveland yesterday, the 12 year old boy who was holding a fake gun when police shot and killed him, outside recreation center last month. they then marched to a police station, and held several other rallies throughout the day and evening. >> bus traveling from chicago to atlanta, 68 people, were on board, and investigators believe the bus' speed and wintery conditions may have contributed to that crash. north korea says, it is not responsible for the cyber
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attack on sony, but the white house isn't buying it. government officials stand by the f.b.i. conclusion that north korea is to blame. that country's foreign ministry has proposed joint investigation into the attack, tens every thousands of emails, business files, and christmas day release of the movie the interview by sony was, in fact, killed. cuban presidential ooh castro says his country will not abandon the idea that it has struggled for in other to improve relation with the us. castro spoke to cuba parliament, meantime in miami, hundreds of cuban americans rallied, protesting president obama's plan. and the first family is now enjoying their whom daybreak in hawaii. the obama's arrived in honolulu yesterday morning, be therefore about two weeks, it is annual tradition for the family beginning long before their time in the white house. there are no officials events on the president's schedule. so, all family time. over the next few days, airports will be busy for sure, but while holiday
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travelers rushed through tsa checkpoints, they may leave something behind. what they may not know, the tsa has team actively trying to reunite people with their lost item. chris van cleve reports from a lost and found that many don't even know exists. >> matt kelly's watch belonged to his father, who died when kelley was four. the bands a gift from his stepfather who lost his battle with cancer earlier this among. he was rushing home to dallas the day his stepfather died and left the watch at a check point at newark airport. >> how could this one thing happen on this one day? >> everything left at our security check point. it ended up here at this lost and found, one of 18,000 items, newark check point every year. >> there is all type of sunglasses, and keys, and headphones, and headsets, and everything imaginable. >> job to get these things returned to their owners, there is a drawer of drivers licenses and passports, closet full of jewelry, shelves of
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computers, bins of lost keys, and even luggage. >> one to two bags left hine every day. >> every single day? >> every day. >> they hold this for 30 days, but only 10 percent is ever claimed. >> tape your business card to the back of your laptop. if we have an identifier, a name, phone number, we will call you. >> kelly called the tsa after going on line, the loss and found number is on the agency's website. >> great to have it back. to have it for the funeral that friday. >> the watch that bridges back memories of the two men who shaped his life. once again, back around his wrist, in close to his heart. chris van cleve, cbs-3, "eyewitness news". all right, 7:37 right now. and one toronto man's break one his girlfriends is another woman's gain today. that lucky girl is head on a trip after lifetime, all because she has the right name. yes, jordan, and his now exgirlfriends, elizabeth gallagher, booked discounted non-transferable plane tickets
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for an adventure after lifetime. they were headed to milan, prague, paris, bancock and new delhi. then they broke up. so offered up the ticket on line to anyone with his ex's name. >> he seems nice enough. he seems like someone coy get along with, have a lot of fun with. and enough media coverage on this that he -- like he can't be that weird. >> okay. well, as you can imagine, many elizabeth gallagher's from all around the world applied for the free trip around the world, but apparently only 18 canadians made the list. can you imagine, though, if they fall deeply in love on their world travels? so it all works out. that will would be nice, right? 7:38 right now. still to come this morning on "eyewitness news": this holiday season is extra special for one local woman because of what she is now able to do. take a look. >> until september i had never been able to see my two grandchildren. >> such a remarkable medical
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breakthrough. our stephanie stahl talks to one of the first women in the country to receive a bionic eye. plus, if you still have some shopping to do, you better head out today. because the wet weather is on its way. carol will have your forecast next. ♪ ah, ♪ h it. ♪ push it. ♪ p...push it real good! ♪ ♪ ow! ♪ oooh baby baby...baby baby.
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>> muhammad ally in the hospital this morning, his spokesperson said he was admitted yesterday morning
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with slight case every pneumonia. the good thing, condition caught early, prognosis good. ali suffers from parkinson's disease. he is not expected to be hospitalized, very long. on the cbs-3 health watch. philadelphia woman is seeing the wonders of the holiday season for the very first time in a long time. she is the first in our area to have bionic eye, a breakthrough, that's allowing blind people to see. health reporter stephanie stahl takes you on her first journey to love park. >> let's go see. >> fran is seeing philadelphia's christmas village, for the first time with her grandchildren. >> isn't it beautiful? >> fran has retinites, or rp, gradually robbed her vision, the first in the country to have new bionic eye. >> it is wonderful to feel a part of the world again. >> provision is limited and fuzzy, so still uses cane to be safe. but she can see her grandchildren for the first time.
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and many holiday sites. >> it truly is a feeling of freedom. and a feeling of wonderment. >> fran's vision starts with camera in dark glasses she wears, they're equipped with video processor that's attached to a controller. the images are transmitted wirelessly to a chip implanted in fran's eye. as seen in these images provided by the maker argue us -- argus. >> the chip implant serving as way to bypass the vision cells that have been lost. >> doctor allen hoe with will's eye who performed the surgery says the bionic eye is only available to patients with rp. but they are hoping to some day make it available to patients with other forms of blindness. >> it is real a marriage of technology, micro-electronics, wireless technology, blue tooth wireless communication and tissue. >> i don't know how anybody figured this out.
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, it is beyond my conception. >> but you love it? >> i love it. >> fran had the surgery the first in philadelphia in july. it has taken months of this early for her to get used to seeing with the new technology. i'm stephanie stahl, cbs-3, "eyewitness news". >> our weather watch remembers up early, dolores lee joining thus morning, down in newark, delaware, with a very accurate comment. cloudy, but calm. and i think that is what most of us are finding out there this morning. let's find another 29 degrees temperature here, this is budd, what does budd have to say for himself naught collegeville? mostly cloudy, with cold weather today. i think we're all pretty much over the cold weather. maybe if we go to the shore, things will look better? oh, i don't think so. looks like we've got clouds there, too, but the sun is trying to struggle through.
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, not filling the entire sky with brightness, but head out, there cuts town area, and notice, right there, unless, unless that's a beach ball, it looks like the sun trying to come up there, 29 degrees, cold. but our winds continue to be virtually non-existent, which is one of the good things. storm scan3, would like to see some breaks in this, seeing few breaks in there is thank goodness, because it has been so gloomy here. notice many other areas where it looks little gray out, that is where we are continuing to find the clouds. this has dis a periods, never made it to the grounds at all, snowing aloft, and then the air so dry it, evaporated on the way down, temperatures trying to get not freezing mark, not quite there yet. thirty-one in philadelphia, and in allentown, we have 30 degrees trenton, wilmington, wildwood, 24 in the poconos, but with no wind, how this is, is how this feels. so, we don't have that windchill to talk about today. temperatures today will be warmer than yesterday.
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yesterday, 35 degrees. today, in the lower 40's, high pressure is here, monday, we like it so much, we do it exactly the same way, temperatures in the lower 40's, but the clouds will be increasing again on monday, assuming we find some sun breaks out there today. and then chances of couple of showers coming on monday. by tuesday, these temperatures come up. this red lion, this is the warmfront that starts to move into the area. even though it is december and winter will be here, temperatures will be climbing and getting into the 50's maybe past 660 degrees by the time we hit wednesday. christmas eve, but the rain comes in. computer models say that we do clear out, whether that's so or not, still remains to be seen, because it has been cloudy here for the entire month, i think. then tomorrow, if we see any breaks, we start to cloud up again, couple of shower chances late on monday, maybe even starting in some spots as early as the afternoon. but monday, generally, looks like it should be a much drier day. tuesday, couple of showers or scattered around, wednesday, that is the day that we start to pick up more in the way of
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these showers. now, we will be warming up, though, by the time we get to christmas eve, notice, the green area here. and then we will cool down again by the end of the weekends, and the start of next week. but we do definitely warm up around here, which is nice, for those people who love the nice warm weather. if you are getting away today, tomorrow, fine, to do it. tuesday, couple of showers around, not big deal. but wednesday is the day with the rain and the winds, probably specially the second half of the day. forty-two for our temperature today. no winds. tonight, 28 degrees. that's cold, in the lower 20's, in other locations, bundle up, keep the pets as warm as you are. and, monday, looks okay, shower or two around, actuals, same deal, but warmer, 52, and wednesday 61 degrees, we have the showers out, there the winds, rather troublesome get away day, and then christmas day looks quieter, but windy, 48 degrees partly sunny skies are expected. you know, do you love watching the weather like dolores, and budd, and all of the others? well, you, too, can be
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featured in our newscast by becoming a eyewitness weather watcher. sign up now cbsphilly.com/watchers. nicole? >> carol, thanks. 7:48. let's check on the roads and the highways. ann evans from the cbs-3 traffic center. hey, ann? >> nicole, looking at 202 northbound, road construction this morning, right lane closed as you can see the construction cones set up, and the construction vehicles there. and 202 northbound, right lane closed between route 30 and 29. and you have traffic squeezing by in that one lane already there are delays on 202 northbound. we move the traffic cam to the schuylkill, the conshohocken curve, schuylkill behaving itself today. no delays or problems. looks good through philadelphia and it suburbs, and right here the conshohocken curve, on to the walt, ben franklin bridge, mid-span, there you go. and both the ben franklin and the walt whitman are in good ship shape. further up, no delays, admiral wilson boulevard, 42 freeway looks good, now we do have accident hammonton on the atlantic city expressway westbound, between the $3 tolls and exit 28, the
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hammonton exit. there are delays in that area, the garden state parkway, though, looks okay. and that's the latest from the cbs-3 traffic center. i'm ann evans, nicole, back to you. >> ann, thank you. an arizona homeowner catches a would-be burglar. she says she set up live video feed to keep an eye on her dogs while she is in the way. so she pulled up at work, saw intruder walking around her house. he even handed out a couple of treats to her dogs. she then called police. now, the intruder noticed the camera and turned it off. but, officers were already on the way. that man reportedly told police that he was trying to get a xbox video game system. >> still to come this morning on "eyewitness news", eagle fans will be pulling for the colts to crush the cowboys today. of course that's because the eagles came up short against the redskins last night. all the highlights are up next in sports. first though, here's a look at what's coming up tonight on cbs-3.
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>> eagles dropped the ball and through it to the other team, continuing a season of turnovers, here we go, first quarter, eagles down three-nothing, hands out shady, turns the corner, 11 yards, gone, for the score. birds took the lead. redskins get the ball, and
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rgiii goes long to desean jackson. he tormented former team and former coach, four catches for 126 yards, set up alfred morris touchdown to make it ten to seven. >> then mark sanchez got the ball, 3 yards score, 14-ten lead at the break. second half, malcolm jenkins forced fumble, and the birds get the ball deep in washington territory. but codey park i the miss, he got nothing out of t all right, washington came back, darryl young scored two touchdowns, had 24 to 14 lead going into the fourth quarter, birds come back sanchez to cooper again. birds trail 24-21, get good. after nate allen interception, cody parke good, birds with the ball under two minutes, left to go, and sanchez throws behind jeremy maclin, washington got the
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interception. that set up a kick for the win, and he got it to go. eagles lost thirds straight game. twenty-seven-24 the final. you got to win games. the head coach and the quarterback, you know, we're the only ones who keep a record. so that's -- those are the territory with this position. but, you know, there have been three real tough game. and this one came down to the wire, and we just came up little short. >> all right, to the flyers now. they started their eight game road trip, in toronto. it was a crazy first period. both teams combined for six goals. bore check with nice to claude giroux. he scores. ties the game up at three. then in the second, nick grossman with the puck, his shot goes off the board. hits mapleleafs, and he got his third goal of the season right now four-three, later, voracek andrew hook up again. captain with two goals on the night. the flyers beat the mapleleafs
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seven to four. they take on winnipeg next. >> the sixers start a seven game road trip in orlando, they are two and 23 on the season. college basketball, took on syracuse in the afternoon, at the wells fargo center, ten-seconds left. and wildcats down a bucket, the orange inbound the ball, the cats force a turn over, pinkston came up with the ball. and they sent this game to over time. and in the extra periods, it was all nova. pinkston, with the basket, he had 25 points, villanova remains unbeaten, holding off syracuse 82 to 77, was the final. >> i'm beasley reese, for eyewitness sports. all right, well, philadelphia student learn about the meaning of kwanzaa. charter school celebrated with display of arts and crafts, cultural performance at east germantown. the celebration focused on the seven guiding principals of kwanzaa.
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goal of last ninth's event to unite their families and the community. kwanzaa officially begins december 26 and ends january 1st. well, hershey, pennsylvania calls itself the sweetest place on earth. and now it has become pretty sweet technology, as well. just in time for the holidays, too, it is the world's first, 3d chocolate candy printer. got to get one of these for the home offers for sure. hershey company officials say the new technology gives people away to personalize their chocolate by creating items that can't be made from a mold. so i guess they use like, i don't know, chocolate print cartrings, or something. that's so cool. and that's it for "eyewitness news" at 7:00. here's what we have for you coming up at 8:00. we'll continue to follow breaking news on a deadly fire in new castle county, delaware. a live report from that scene is straight ahead. >> also, enjoy the dry conditions now, because carol is back to talk about a storm system moving in this week. and thousand could affect your holiday travel plans. we'll be right back.
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>> we are learning that one person has died in this fire in new castle county, following breaking news. it reached two alarms, kept firefighters very busy this morning. we're live on scene coming up. also, another scary night for philadelphia police. officers responds to a bar shooting, and get shot at themselves. >> and a very sad day for the new york city police department. after two of their own are ambushed and killed. coming up we're learning more about that suspect. >> good morning to you. today is sunday, december 21, i'm nicole brewer. just about 8:00.
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let's get a check on for the cast with carol. and, winter is finally here, carol. not that you have been looking forward to it, but it is here. >> i know, you know what else is here right now? >> what's that? >> which you probably haven't seen because you've been in the studio, you've seen the same clouds the rest of us have seen for months? the sun is starting to come out. >> hello. >> i'm so un accustom to it, that i can't even look at this picture without dark glasses, because we're so un used to seeing any brightness at all. but look at this, the ben franklin bridge looks like it always does, but the sky looks completely different. we see some breaks in the clouds. how nice is that? storm scan3, showing, couple of those breaks, and you can see them through the philadelphia area, portions of south jersey, as well, other areas still covered with some clouds. but still this is a better start than we've seen over the last couple of days. temperatures are arriving, little bit, at the freezing mark, in philadelphia, and in wilmington, and dover. thirty-three down in wildwood

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