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s are weakening, and if you leave in more stable air over and down toward shore points but still pockets of heavy rain to watch. and, a few storms popping up, one cell just to the west of kent county and heavy rain over gloucester county, and these are areas hard hit last week, some folks still without power from that storm or just got it back and another round of storms rumbling through that area from gloucester, williamstown. i'm keeping a close eye on this storm looking nasty with lots of lightening. this is in maryland but making its way toward southern delaware. we will keep you posted on that. we will remain under severe thunderstorm watch for most of the area until 8:00 o'clock tonight. this is any area in yellow including cumberland, salem camden gloucester counties in new jersey. kent and new castle delaware. southeastern pennsylvania, that goes until 8:00 p.m. recap of the damage and storm reports we have received, and lehigh county, a possible funnel cloud spotted at a shopping center in ore field.
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hail in diameter 1.75 inches and coplay reports cars trapped in flood waters. allentown a 61-mile an hour gusts reported at lehigh valley international airport. it has been a very busy afternoon. what to expect for rest of the tonight? strong to severe storms out there biggest threat is downpours. heavy rain and risk for flash flooding. damaging wind possible as well as small hail. i wanted to show you one picture. look at that clear rotation in the cloud structure here in coplay pennsylvania, an area in the tornado warning has flash flooding still ongoing and the clouds were definitely trying to make a tornado. whether they succeeded we do not know but it was a very nasty afternoon in that part of the region and flash flooding continues. i will have more on that and seven day in a few more minutes, todd and diana back to you. >> thanks very much. these storms led to damage in parts of our area. >> our david spunt is live with the aftermath in white hall township lehigh county
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tonight. david, what can you tell us. >> reporter: whatever this was, it was in and out of here. check out this roof, right here, this collapsed luckily nobody was hurt but we did speak to the woman inside at hopson and poplar in white hall township. we were told 2,000 people are out of power. there is a state of emergency declared. that is according to the mayor in whitehall township. listen to this woman inside this home when it happen. she just made it inside. lets take a listen. >> i was peeking outside with my dad and we saw patio furniture walking across the porch and as we thought we were going to grab it we saw the wind were stronger so we went in and ran down in the basement and a few seconds later heard loud crash with the roof coming down. >> reporter: across the street here you can see this tree. i spoke to the owner and he says he plant that had tree 43 years ago when he moved in the area. this is what we are seeing trees down, luckily that is only major roof collapse we have seen.
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so far in serious injuries. people are out of power. mayor says people need to be patient because it could take a while to get power back on. we will have an update tonight at 11:00. live from lehigh county, david spunt for cbs-3 "eyewitness news". >> good to hear no injuries. big reveal today after months of waiting pope francis schedule for philadelphia is out and it comes with some surprises. we have team three coverage tonight lets begin with "eyewitness news" reporter alexandria hoff with the latest on the big announcement alexandria. >> reporter: todd, philadelphia officials were given a rough look at possible events while they were in vatican city last week but today that schedule was made official and it is a busy one. >> when you look at overall papal itinerary for washington d.c., new york, as well as philadelphia, philadelphia shines. we have all of the large events. >> reporter: those events will begin at 9:30 in the morning of saturday, september 26th, once pope francis touches down in atlantic aviation.
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10:30 a.m. mass license held at cathedral basilica of saints peter and paul. following that pope francis will take temporary residents at sales chart seminary. later he is expect to talk immigration and religious freedom at independent mall. by 7:30 it is off to ben franklin parkway where he will take part in the massive world meeting of families. >> i think what he has demonstrated to the world is that he cares about those who are lift out locked out and in this particular incident locked up. >> reporter: mayor nutter says that because after a sunday meeting meeting with bishops pope francis is scheduled to meet win mates and family members at curran fromhold correctional facility. then back to the parkway for conclusion mass. holy father will depart for rome for 8:00 p.m. mayor nutter said even though this is a busy one rest team for pope is important part of the agenda. reporting live from the steps of the art museum alexandria
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hoff for cbs-3 "eyewitness news". right now and and bracing for large crowd to come. and, more, what philadelphia should. >> bottom line is this, if you are a philadelphia, it happens to live near a place where the pope is scheduled to make an appearance here, like here at independent mall, the way you go about here, will change, and only for a few days. >> volcano happening. >> this is evan sharps at olde city t-shirts looking forward to the papal t-shirts because crowd are good for business, that would be a great thing. mess definitely. >> our t-shirts are $5. this is evan sharps the guy who has to drive-in to center city for work each day that commute might be difficult if not impossible when the pope is in town, he might just sleep over.
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>> willie go, and buy a blow up? and just sleep up there. hey, if that is what it takes. >> reporter: evans is a good example of how philadelphians are feeling happy that the pope choice philadelphia but weary that the crowd security and grid lock that will come with the trip. >> getting a cross town in a north/south, orientation, and some parts of philadelphia, will be impossible. >> reporter: pope will make several stops over two taste here at saint charles seminary off city avenue. it is usually congested on a good day but surrounding the pope. >> you don't want to be on the road at the same time the pope is on the road. >> reporter: car traffic is a given but foot traffic in center city will reach new heights. jerome lives in olde city, his solution rent out his place for a few days. >> it is a good way to not worry about being in the city and just make sure people that might need room, game to have a place to stay. >> reporter: the city is also
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telling us that they will release more details plans about logistics and security over the coming weeks and months including more specific plans for the best routes people should use to get around town, while the pope is in philadelphia we're live at independent mall, matt rivers, follow. cb3 "eyewitness news". >> we have you covered with anything you need to know at cbs, just click on papal visit for very latest on the pope's upcoming trip to philadelphia. new jersey governor chris christie goes back to high school, to make a grand entrance into the national spotlight. he announced his presidential campaign earlier today at his alma matter, in livingston, essex county. "eyewitness news" reporter cleve bryan was there for christie's debut as a candidate. >> reporter: they say you cannot know where you are going until you know where you have been. governor christie went back to his alma matter living ton high school to announce he is running for president of the united states.
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>> we are going to tell it like it is today so we can create greater opportunity for every american tomorrow, the truth will set us free, everybody. >> reporter: governor christie wants to bring his never back down style from trenton to washington d.c. kicking off his presidential campaign with the slogan, telling it like it is. >> this week, this is an inn indecision in the oval office has sent wave of anxiety in our country. i'm he here to tell you anxiety can be swept away by strong leadership, and decease i haveness to lead america again. >> reporter: christie joins a field of more than a dozen republicans seeking parties nomination, he hangs his hat on pension reform, and putting a stop to tax increases. >> we are going to go, win this election and i love, each and one of you thank you very much. >> main thing that got me going when he says he will tell the truth. >> reporter: not everyone is a fan. hundreds protested campaign kick off many of them public employees. >> he hasn't funded our
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pensions despite signing the law and now he is running for president he will do the same thing to social security and same thing to people of america. >> reporter: while governor christie says he will tell it how it is, they will bring up his handling of the bridge gate controversy and new jersey slow job growth after the recession. in livingston, i'm cleve bryan, cbs-3 "eyewitness news". christie is joining a crowded field of republicans who have their sights set on the white house in 2016. other g.o.p. candidates include jeb bush, donald trump and former pennsylvania senator, rick santorum. so far only four democratic candidates are seeking their parties 2016 presidential nomination, they include front runner hillary clinton, vermont state senator bernie sanders former maryland governor martin o'malley and former rhode island governor lincoln chafee. >> stay with "eyewitness news" for continuing coverage of the 2016 campaign. we will bring you very latest developments on tv and on line at cbs police have found car
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belong to go an eight five-year old woman found dead in her east mt. airy home. the 2007, silver toyota corolla was found in the 3100 block of north stillman street in north philadelphia it belongs to eight five-year old regina brunner who was found dead yesterday on her home on rumfort road. her throat had been slashed. so far no arrests have been made. police are investigating a double shooting in west oak lane that left a man and pregnant woman critically wounded and unborn baby dead. shots were fired last night in the 7300 block of theron avenue the three two-year old female victim was shot in the back, there is no word tonight on identity of the victims police are now reviewing surveillance video in that area. philadelphia police say they have now caught the person responsible for vandal icing more than a dozen cars in south philadelphia overnight. sixteen car owners woke up this morning to find damage ranging from scratches to broken windshield wipers. vandalism spree targeted cars
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along 2,000 block of south broad street. police are asking people who were affect to give them a call. and two drivers are recovering after an early morning crash on the pennsylvania turnpike, in montgomery county. chopper three over the scene there, a dump truck and pickup truck collided on the westbound ramp to the blue route in plymouth township. crash prompted an hour long rescue effort to free the dump truck driver. the cause of that crash remains under investigation. still to come tonight on "eyewitness news", we will continue to keep an eye on severe storms pushing through our area "eyewitness news" in spring garden earlier where there was a rush to get out of the rain. kate? we will continue to track these showers and storms on storm scan three they are weakening but you can see very heavy rain flash flood warning has been issued for poconos and we have still a severe thunderstorm watch in effect i'll have latest on these storms coming up. diana? plus it is a popular place, many people stopped to grab a bite to eat or in your morning coffee but how about a six pack, coming up delaware
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county wawa that hopes to add beer, to their shelves. all right. another day another phillies announcement who will be the phillies skipper for the rest of the season. we will tell you all bit coming up next in sports.
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well come back. back on "eyewitness news" we're a little rain didn't stop these rocky imitators as they sprinted up art museum steps. they wound up getting wet but these storms caused problems in our area live look at storm scan three as it system continues to push through the area. meteorologist kate bilo will be here in two minutes with a check of your forecast. stop there for bite to eat or cup of coffee or gas in some spots. >> "eyewitness news" reporter syma chowdhry shows us delaware county wawa has brewing up a new idea to put a new products on store shelves. >> this convenient store wants to be more convenient for beer lovers, while, on naamans creek road in concord township it is trying to get approval to sell six packs of beer. some grocery stores like whole foods which is just up the road are allowed to sell beer to its customers. wawa is asking to follow suit at a township hearing tuesday
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evening. customers we have spoke with like idea of getting a snack or a gas and leaving with a cold one. >> i would have to go through here, there to come and try to get what you need to get. >> convenience but price matters also. >> reporter: some hope this could be a start for pennsylvania, to loosen its group, when it comes to beer sales. >> it is kind of silly at this point in time, we don't know what this is anymore. >> reporter: wawa released a statement to "eyewitness news" saying in part we have viewed this as a single store products expansion, we may look to expand the offering, depending on our experience, at this store. >> just a smaller business, and, i don't think we have any need for it. >> and pennsylvania real soon. >> that is something brian is not happy b brewers outlet has been in his family for more than 30 years. >> that is all we have is beer we're out of business without beer.
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>> reporter: he is afraid more grocery and convenient store sell beer it could put them out of business. >> they have never sold any alcohol so why do they need to sell beer there to stay in business. >> reporter: hearing is scheduled for 6:30 this evening at the township building. in concord township syma chowdhry for cbs-3 "eyewitness news". >> can you ever wonder what the fanatic does, when he is not dancing on top of the phillies dug out. >> today he was out helping less fortunate with the help of the third base man miguel franco the fanatic volunteered with the council of spanish speaking organizations of philadelphia duo helped unload 5,000-pound of food, donated by goa for concealeo food pant try. and a lot of people wishing they had that umbrella today, things changed so quickly, it was like sun was out one minute, down the next. >> these storms popped up and when they did they pulled stuff and downpours started and we have had it all across the region today. you weren't exempt, except down the shore the only area that didn't get hit.
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more incentive to go down the shore. >> absolutely. >> exactly. >> for fourth of july weekend. >> that is coming up in the seven day forecast but first we will talk about the near term what is happening outside right now as these storms move through. lets look at outdoors, we will start off with rooftop camera on skies cam three and dark cloud over center city philadelphia it looks like it is brightening up. the cloud are pretty thick to the west but brightening up, to the east i this should say over portions of new jersey, brightening up to the west now, but it is still a little unsettled out there you still cannot rule out possibility that a shower or thunderstorm will pop up any where but they are starting to move a little further east now. note thinks line of storms in western pennsylvania, and through central pennsylvania, you cannot rule out any storm activity overnight tonight even a few showers and pop up thunderstorm may be around the area. worst of it is probably over but as far as tornado warnings are concerned but heavier of the rain right new coming down for poconos and portions of
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south jersey. you can seashore is staying out of it. everything is stable down the shore. that is keeping these storms from developing down there. heavier of the rain is over poconos where new flash flood warnings have been issued. tobyhanna, lehighton, right along the turnpike there we have slow downs with that very heavy rain, that is following with any of these storms. continuing to track this cell. this is moving in southern delaware and cloud blow off is reaching the jersey shore right now. look at that lightening, very frequent lightening, i will watch this one in case it does turn severe moving through delaware and into portions of southern new jersey as we go through next several hours. i want to show you flash flood warnings because we have a few up through lehigh valley and poconos. here's new one for carbon, monroe county until late tonight 7:00 for flash flood warning overly high valley including allentown bethlehem, easton, nazareth and flash flood warnings in effect, any flooding is ongoing especially poor drainage area roads prone to flooding, you you are
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experiencing it this afternoon. we say turn around, don't drawn, don't get stuck in flood waters, it doesn't take much to lift a car or truck and pose a life threatening situation the severe then are storm watch until 8:00 for the area here's's flash flood watch upper bucks montgomery county chester county and lehigh valley and poconos and berks county as well. few storm reports coming in funnel cloud 1.75-inch diameter hail reported as well. right now 78 at the airport. storms will push through but they should fizzle during overnight hours. humidity then returns heading toward fourth of july weekend as far as overnight is concern 70 degrees mostly cloud which that shower or thunderstorm. you're witness weather seven day forecast warm, steamy tomorrow at 88. sun and afternoon storm. thursday gets better with showers off to the south friday partly sunny. and fourth of july not bad at all can't rule out a thunderstorm with you should be okay from your barbecue and sunday looks nice as well at 88 degrees. not a about a fourth of july
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weekend. >> not that bad at all. >> better days ahead thanks very much. it has been a serious situation on the roads today vittoria, what is going on. >> but first lets look at video of this incident that occurred earlier on. fatal accident on 55, traveling or were traveling throughout the mantua township area of new jersey. notice incident far off in the distance at 55 northbound right around 322, one fatality was reported. there is no live. they have reopened at least one road, not one road but one lane rather on this road. it is causing delays around new jersey, so give yourself more time. lets continue and talk about how weather is still impacting your commute flooding going on this is i-95 southbound ramp at macdade here. folks are trying to get through but very difficult and will be difficult to get through during this rush hour. give yourself more time and be safe for cbs-3 "eyewitness news"
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the fightins have lost four out of five, and phillies announced pete mackanin will be interim manager for rest of the season. he took over on friday after ryne sanberg sudden resignation, and this is his third time as a fill in and he did it with the pirates in 2007 with the reds. >> it is a good feeling, you know i'm happy that i know what my fate is until the end of the season and looking forward to do good work. >> i just thought pete was right demeanor and right person and we felt comfortable. he has done it before. he has had success in that area, and i thought he was right guy at this time. >> cole hamels will get start tonight, cole is one and three and phillies scored just three runs for him and fightins have provided just seven runs. he has two-two record but against brewers, cole is
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five-one in the last six starts. free agency starts midnight in the nhl and flyers could make a couple moves. right now they are seven and a half million under the cap. gm ron hextall decided to keep contract of center sam gagne they inquired him from the coyoties for nick grossman and contract of chris pronger hextall is hoping that he will blossom. sixth overall pick in 2007 led coyote forwards in goals and assist. sixers released their summer league roster, joel embiid as we knew will not be playing. he will rest that injured foot. sixers are not sure if he will need more surgery jahlil okafor will see action. he will play in the utah jazz and las vegas summer league. summer ball starts next i saw a commercial that said you can save $500 by switching to progressive.
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