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we're live with more on his condition and the latest on what went wrong inside philadelphia's criminal justice center. plus, this: >> president obama talked about the fight against isis and the 2016 elections, i'm craig boswell at the white house with more on the president's q and a with reporters. >> and we're in for a sunny more humid day but storm scan3 shows us headed our way just in time to impact our week end. >> today is friday, august 5th. good morning, thanks for joining us, i'm brooke thomas. >> i'm january car bay know for jim donovan, getting start on our day with a check with weather and traffic with
lauren and meisha. >> good morning, tgif. guys, still battling this cold. brooke, you have been here with me for the ten days i've been battling it, i'm hanging on, it is friday, it is the weekends, it is getting better and the roads are looking good, and nice and dry. so how long can we expect that? >> dry conditions again today. yesterday, another beautiful day. today not too bad. little more sticky as we head specially into the second half of the day. but the storms will hold off as we head into the day tomorrow. so dry conditions, leave the umbrella at home. you don't need it. temperatures bit more mild than where we were this time yesterday morning. 07 degrees right now, in philadelphia, 63, down the shore, but we've still got some 50's to wake up to in the poconos, dew points right now in the upper 50's, and low 60s, so, still feeling pretty comfortable, but by the end of the day today those dew points will start to creep up. will bring back the muggy faster. all is well on storm scan3, right now, really not anything to see couple of passing clouds right now over parts of delaware, another rounds every
sunday shine in store in your day planner for this friday. yes, 9:00, bright, sunny, 76 degrees on your lunch hour, looking good, mostly 83 degrees, meisha by the 3:00 hour up to 87, right around average for us, but we do have chance of storms in the forecast tomorrow. we'll talk bore, that but stay looking good. >> i think it looks perfect. all right, lauren, thank you so much. for our friday, who doesn't want perfection on a friday? i do. i know you're with me, the vine looking good, eastbound, side, was the only side closed overnight. that's now since repped. actually just opened about five minutes ago, so looking really good if you push in the westbound side and eastbound side, now that it is now open. construction clean up, still going on on 202, southbound, northbound, route 30, 401, that right lane is come pro priced in both directions, make note of that, usually clears i would say sometime around the 5:00 hour or so. ninety-five south at cottman looking very quiet. making your way into center city, thinks thing about getting up. nice thing about friday, tends to be one of the lighter travel days.
construction pa turnpike, two right lanes block there. also, more construction on the pa turnpike between downingtown and valley hill road. left lane blocked in that direction. also, some construction 95 northbound between christianna route 58, two right lanes block until right around 5:00 a.m. ladies, back over to you. >> new this morning, police investigating shooting in southwest philadelphia that left a man fighting for his life. it happened on the 2200 block of south 69th street, just before midnight. the victim was shot in the groin, leg, and abdomen. he is in critical condition, so far, there is no motive or description of a suspect. >> the criminal justice center still closed today after accident involving an elevator. >> accident sent sheriff sergeant to the hospital with serious injuries there is all happened yesterday morning, just after 10:00. sergeant paul owens got on the elevator, used only by court staff on the 11th floor. that's when the elevator sped upward, out of control, then
crashed through the ceiling with a sergeant still inside. >> he's in a lot of pain. his family there with him, his mother, wife, former deputy, also. so he has family support and the is her i have's offers is there, fraternal order of police. >> he was taken to hahnemann hospital where he underwent successful surgery last night. second person hurt when debris rained down on second elevator car. that will person had minor injuries. city records show all of the buildings elevators were inspect in the mid june, all checked again yesterday. >> the elevator accident happened just after a hearing for monday seen john william lynn. he will be retried on child endangerment charges in may of next year. lynn was released from prison tuesday. he was convicted for the way he handled complaints that priests were molesting children. but the state supreme court overturned that conviction last week. right now lynn is free on bail, and living with relatives. >> convicted former
philadelphia mob boss, joey merlino, among 46 people indicted in connection with alleged organized crime activities. he was arrested in palm beach county florida and appeared before a federal judge. the wide ranking charges for the group include racketeering, conspiracy, arson, and firearms trafficking. authorities say the mafia family's operated in new york, pennsylvania, massachusetts, and florida, over the last six years. >> philadelphia police need help finding a man wanted for attacking a woman in kensington, that's not the only crime he is accused of committing. this is surveillance video of the man they are looking for. police say he grabbed a woman last month and choke her until she was unconscious. when she finally regained consciousness, she was make behind a building on jasper street. police say the same man is wanted for a murder and four rapes. >> today the summer olympics kick off in rio with the opening ceremony. the olympic torch went through downtown rio last night. it was used to light a small
symbolic cold ren on stage. there have been bumps along the way, members of the olympic national chile criticized rio preparation and dealing with fall out from doping. at 5:30, we'll talk to correspondent jamie work to go get red. >> i in georgia twin, 15 month old girl, are dead after they were left in a hot car. when police arrived on the scene, neighbors and the girl's father were trying to cool down the girls with ice packs and a shallow pool, to no avail. investigators are questioning their father. safety advocates say more than 23 children not including these twins, have died in hot cars this year. last year 37 children died. president obama says it is much harder today for to carry out large scale attacks, but concedes terror organizations are evolving to be better able to strike anywhere in the world. the president made the comments in a news conference at the pentagon where he was updated on the fight against
isis. cbs reporter craig boswell has more. >> reporter: president obama said advances by coalition and local forces have significantly weak ends isis in iraq and syria. >> the decline every isil in syria and iraq appears to be causing it to shift to tactics that we have seen before. and even greater emphasis on encouraging high profile terrorist attacks including in the united states. >> coalition continues to pound isis target, and us just expanded those air strikes to libya. >> they are military defeat will not be enough. so long as they're twisted ideology persists and drives people to violence, and groups like isil will keep emerging. >> the president defended $400 million settlement payment in cash to iran, insisting it was not for the release of american hostages. >> we are so stripped? maintaining sanctions and we do not have banking relationship with iran, that we couldn't send him a check.
>> president obama was repeatedly asked about the race for the white house and donald trump beginning with trump's claim the election process could be rigged. >> of course the elections will not be rigged. what's that mean? >> the president also expressed skepticism about working with russia to reduce violence in syria. craig boswell, cbs news, the white house. >> in campaign 2016, the latest pole shows democrat hillary clinton expanding her lead over republican donald trump. clinton now has a double digit lead over trump in the state of pennsylvania, according to a new franklin and marshall college pole. clinton leads trump 49 to 38% among likely voters, among all registered voters clinton's lead is even wider. >> trump and gop vice presidential candidate mike pence are campaigning today in iowa and wisconsin, yesterday, the republican candidate was in maine, unlike recent days, trump avoided controversy and focused rhetoric on hillary
clinton. but he did address the fact that his runningmate endorsed the republican house speaker for re-election but trump did not. >> he said but i like him,'s friend every mine, would you minds if i endorsed him and i will not do it if you say no. i say, mike, you like him, yes, go ahead and do it 100%, and he endorsed him. >> now, democratic nominee hillary clinton will be in washington dc today. yesterday at a campaign stop in nevada, she criticized trump's record of paying bills. >> they finished the work. and they submitted their bill. and the trump people said no, we're not going to pay you. not because he couldn't, but because he wouldn't. and then he comes back and he says well maybe i'll give you 50-cent or 30 sent on the dollar. >> and at one point during the rally, the secret service returned the stage right there while clinton had to stop speaking. animal right protesters triggered that scare.
>> still ahead, hackers took control of a jeep. >> not the first time it happened, but it is the first time they were able to control it. what chrysler has to say just ahead. >> also this morning, the man who shot and killed trayvon martin was forced to call 911. we'll tell you what happened to george zimmerman inside a florida restaurant. >> surveillance cameras capture powerful tornado, we'll hear from stunned employees next.
>> authorities in orlando florida are looking for a man who punch george zimmerman in the face. you will recall zimmerman shot and killed trayvon martin back in 2012. zimmerman said he was talking to a group of people in the restaurant over the weekend about shooting martin. that's when he said a man came up to him and asked if he was bragging and then later hit him. zimmerman called 911. >> waist going on there? >> this man just punched me in
the face. >> okay, is he still there? >> yep. he said he was going to kill me. >> does very any weapons. >> there is like three, four cops. >> the the man then left. by the way people from the restaurant where this all happened has since said zimmerman is not welcome there. >> this morning, there is incredible new video of an ef1 tornado reaking havoc at a trucking company facility in northeast florida. take a look at this, this all happened in nassau county north of jacksonville yesterday afternoon, you can see, the winds picking up at semi before it fell over on it side, just incredible, employees say it sounded like a train coming through the yards. >> you are looking right there, look at that, feel that it, the solace. >> and it just ripped it right off. >> looks like a can opener just went right around it. >> now, a camera inside a nearby building also captured the storm's strength, as it ripped the doors open, and through several things across the floor, thankfully, no one
was hurt. incredible video right there. >> it is now 4:43, lauren here with another check on your forecast, lauren, you have been holding it down for katie. glad to have you here. what's going on outside? >> thanks, holding it down early on a friday morning. but conditions are really nice, not put me to too much work. nice quiet day yesterday, again today, quiet conditions, little more mild than our cool temperatures we awoke to yesterday. 70 degrees right now in philadelphia, six an in allentown, but still have some 50's on the board, upper 50's in the poconos, do still have the dry august air in place, dew point down into the low 60s, in some cases 50's, so still feeling pretty comfortable. that will change unfortunately by the end of the day today and definitely tomorrow. we will bring back the humid factor, but right now storm scan3 showing us the trend of the last several days, that's a bunch of nothing. nothing to see. no returns on radar, even on saturday light, just picking up couple every clouds passing through delaware, and through the day today mostly sunny conditions, bit more humid specially as we head into the evening hours, high temperature right around average, hitting on
87 degrees, and then, for tonight, increasing clouds, muggy conditions, not as cool, only falling back to 73 degrees, our sunset on this friday will be at 8:09. >> this evening. >> future weather showing us high pressure in control as we head throughout the day today keeping sunshine around, but high pressure shift off to the east, we head into the day tomorrow. we'll allow cold front to drop through, that will provide rain and thunderstorm chance specially tomorrow afternoon, as the colds front sweeps through on the back side, we'll see high pressure re emerge, it is reaching canada, so it will bring back drier air, second day of the weekends is definitely the day to plan for outdoor activities, because nice sunshine in store, if we do have the outdoor plans for tomorrow want to keep eye to the sky as the thunderstorms will be developing as we head into the afternoon hours. steamy, high temperature of 90 degrees, but meisha as i mention by sunday conditions back to nice, 87 degrees, sunshine. >> sounds great, lauren, thanks so much. good morning, everyone, happy
friday to you. we have some construction clean upgoing on here, 202 northbound, southbound, between route 30, 401, right lane blocked. make note of that, like i said just clean up from the long with standing construction project that's ending this week. the schuylkill tail light moving in the eastbound direction, spring garden, looking good both in the eastbound and westbound direction toward the vine. ninety-five, tail light moving in the southbound direction past the betsy betsy ross bridg, what you are looking at, there early risers for a friday, but overall looking good. do have 202 between limekiln pike and county line road, make note of that, let you know if anything comes up in terms every lane blockages, right now that's what we have. also, construction 95 southbound between route 141, delaware service area, two left lanes blocked, until around 6:00 a.m. and more construction pa turnpike eastbound between valley forge and ft. washington two right lanes blocked in that area. and also, some more construction on the pa turnpike eastbound between downingtown and valley hill road. that left lane is blocked right now, this morning, ladies, over to you. >> all right, meisha, thanks.
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technology center at 18th and arch. in march cbs-3's vittoria woodill was the first to show you the early construction, today's concrete pour will happen 870 feet above the city, when finished the 59 floor building will not only be the tallest in philadelphia, it will be the tallest in the state. very cool. >> it is now 4:50. time for a check on business news. >> money watch's hena daniels joins us live this morning from the new york stock exchange, hena, two well known hack verse found another way to take control of a jeep cherokee. this time, while it is moving at a high speed. >> reporter: very dangerous, they're able to take control of the vehicle entirely. last news prompted recall of near lay million and a half jeep cherokees, now the hackers say they can make the vehicle slam on it brakes, speed up, or turn, no matter how fast the car is going. chrysler fiat manufactured
jeep, possible on it updated software. so apple wants to take a bite out of hacking and putting it money where it mouth s tell us about that one, hena. >> reporter: speaking every hacking the tech giant offering up to $200,000 for anyone coming forward with security flaws in the company's software. in order for pap he will to fix the problem, other companies like google and facebook have also offered cash incentives for so-called bug -- >> interesting, thanks, hena. >> coming up after the break, another check on weather and traffic. stay with us, we are coming right back.
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cool as yesterday morning, still close, up about 2 degrees in philadelphia a.m. surrounding counties, up 1 degree in the lehigh valley. what's ahead in your forecast headed into the upcoming weekend? saturday not the best day, we start off hazy, very humid, and end the day with some scattered strong storms, but by sunday that's the day for all of our outdoor plans, get out for the jog or head down the shore, sunny, beautiful, humidity dropping off once again, meisha, the day to get outdoors of the upcoming weekends. >> absolutely, we have been, i got to say, lauren, this has been some pretty awesome record. little rain saturday, right? we'll take it, you guys, good morning, happy friday. looking at new jersey, first look there, 42 freeway northbound at creek road. what you are looking as you approach 29a looking good, just as it should, especially on a friday when we look at 95 at the airport, looking good here, as well, make sure check your flight status on line. overall what we're hearing so far everything looking good. looking in the southbound direction, looking quiet, absolutely no delays, anywhere that i look, but we do have an accident out there.
not that it is going to slow you down too much, but make note it is there if you are around this area, 202 between limekiln pike and county line road. construction 95 southbound between route 141 and the delaware service area two, left lanes block until right around 6:00 a.m. more construction, pa turnpike eastbound between valley forge and ft. washington, two right lanes block there, also some more on the pa turnpike, this is eastbound, between downingtown and valley hill road. that left lane is block there, so overall just a lot of construction this morning, one accident but overall roadways are looking nice and dry. jan, over to you. >> meisha, thanks, the city of philadelphia gets some high-tech help to battle the fight against hunger. >> "eyewitness news" was at sunday breakfast rescue mission in center city for a big announcement. food connect is now permanent. now, it is an app aimed at reducing hunger by rescuing food that would otherwise go to ways. venues, restaurants, can connect through the app it, donate excess food. drivers then pick it up, match the donations with local organizations in need.
>> there is a clear demands for the surplus. so as they're lining up, ready to take it ... >> the app launched last week during the dnc. officials say emergency food providers in the city took in more than 11,000-pound of food, in just eight days. that's great. so helpful. coming up in the next hour of cbs-3 "eyewitness news", something in the skies over st. louis. the surveillance video that's got a lot of people talking. >> also ahead, the summer games kick off tonight in brazil. we are live in rio de janeiro. >> captured on camera, when a commit flies too close to the sun. we'll be right back.
live from the cbs broadcast center in philadelphia. this is cbs-3 "eyewitness news" this morning. >> a philadelphia sheriff sergeant was badly hurt in a elevator accident. we're live with more on his condition in the latest on the investigation into what went wrong inside the criminal justice center. plus, this: >> donald trump tries to rebound after a rough week, while hillary clinton pulls ahead in the polls. i'm brian web in new york, the latest is coming up. >> and sunny, dry, and humid, we're in for nice day today. but storm scan3 shows the system headed toward us just in time for the weekend. >> hey there, today is friday, august 5th, good morning, i'm brooke thomas. >> i'm jan carabeo. today in for jim donovan, lauren, meisha keeping an eye on things this morning.
lovely day. >> yes, beautiful day yesterday. thank you. >> you are welcome! >> so happy to provide. >> roads are looking good, guys, one accident out there, a lot of morning construction, overall things looking really good. and jan, so nice to have you here. >> with some of the nights he is ladies on tv, thank you. another beautiful day today in store. we'll turn little more humid as we head into the second half of the day, we'll keep conditions dry on your friday, and temperatures right now, starting offer little cool. once again. 69 degrees, is your current temperature in philadelphia, with more 50's, in the higher elevations, with 58 degrees right now in mount pocono, 63 degrees in allentown, and we are going to warm things up once again, right around average, as we head into the second half of the day today. but for the 9:00 hour, bright, sunny, 76 degrees, for your lunch hour, beautiful conditions out there, grab the sandwich, take little stroll, take a breakm